Kissy Kissy

23 Mar 19
Banned Kossack

Originally Posted December 20, 2018 I’ve been recovering from having my wisdom teeth removed on Monday and have been largely confined to my couch watching movies over Amazon. Most of them have been Bond movies. I’ve already covered the Dark Age of 007 of the 70s and 80s, so today, I shall cover the golden age, when nobody […]

23 Mar 19
HandyDandyMaja

Thank God for rich friends,  lol! Catchy lines indeed! Well, yes I cannot deny—my friends are rich! Hahaha, some are born rich, some worked their way up to be one! At least rich enough to drop 4 days of their working life just to  cheer me up this week— I can just imagine how they’ll roll […]

22 Mar 19
The Slog.

 Just when you thought Brussels had petulantly shot itself in the foot, details began to emerge this evening of a Seven Card Trick designed to convert the soft (and struggling) Withdrawal Agreement into pure BRINO – Brexit in Name Only. The Slog examines the slow poisoning of Sovereign Brexit.  ¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤ Wishfully Unthinking Theresa Chamberpot came […]

22 Mar 19
News Archives Uk

HENRY DEEDES on the oily elite that swarmed over Theresa May like a wolf pack in the Prime Minister's EU schmooze fest By Henry Deedes for the Daily Mail Published: 19:21 EDT, 21 March 2019 | Updated: 21:10 EDT, 21 March 2019 Officially, it was all smiles in Brussels when Theresa May arrived to try […]

22 Mar 19
Hidden Films

Let’s face it: life can get pretty boring, no? And so the human race deserves a movie as brazenly bonkers as “Student Confidential.” The tagline–rather than using lazy exploitation terms such as “powder keg” and “dynamite”–should simply have read “Drama by Troma.” Yes, the studio most known for “The Toxic Avenger” released this totally-in-earnest examination […]

22 Mar 19
Party (not) in the USA

Cuba is packed with history, some literally falling into the streets. Cuba is a poor country, but not cheap. I often confuse the two and use them interchangeably when speaking of Central American countries. This is not the case with Cuba. Havana: We spent our first couple of days in the capital, in Old Havana, […]

21 Mar 19

Musings on making space for a second child.

20 Mar 19

Elucidating Questions

The thing with guinea pigs The thing is they’re incredibly social Even standoffish Ruby needs social interaction They teach eachother silly habits Tanzy throws a party for food, water, toys, treats, floor time, a blanket existing So Spinel joins in Ruby cries when she’s picked up So Spinel tries that too Everyone else runs away […]

20 Mar 19
Sierra Leone Islamic Web

The country director of IHH Foundation, Fikret Guler is calling on the Government of Sierra Leone to provide more security and moral support for their institutions and activities. This is as result of the ugly event that took place on the 13th of March, 2019 in which they lose their primary and Secondary school -Istanbul […]

20 Mar 19
Life’s crazy, so am I

Trigger warning: rape/sexual assault When I began this blog, I knew I’d eventually have to write about my rape. As sad as it is, it is a major part of who I am and why I function the way I do. A few of the stories I’ve shared with you all have left me feeling […]

19 Mar 19
Metro
Like, it’s cute, but it’ll ruin the show (Picture: HBO) The end of Game Of Thrones is nigh and I have but one request from George RR Martin, David Benioff and DB Weiss: please, for the love of Gendry, do not have the main takeaway being Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen ending up happily ever after. It’ll ruin the show, I’m telling you now. The series has been built over the past near-decade as a blood-thirsty death-grasp for the Iron Throne and it cannot end like a romantic drama. There is no Cameron Diaz/Jude Law finale here – we came for a sword-wielding (or dragon-wielding, whatever) victor and we won’t go home until we get it. Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen have been given a hall pass to crack on with their incestuous relationship (Picture: HBO) Yes, I’ll admit their apparent lust, albeit a little incestuous, is cute. It’s adorable. It was a welcome change from the normal emotionless storylines and beheadings. There is always time for a little kissy-kissy on the battlefield. But it cannot be the saviour of the series. Yes, I just said kissy-kissy, deal with it. Anyway, I conducted an in-depth survey with myself and 100% of respondents agreed that making the final curtain all about Jon and Daenerys falling in love would ruin the whole prior seven seasons. This survey group evidently feels strongly about the main issue at hand here: keeping Game Of Thrones Game Of Thrones. Our faces if the ending is about them living happily ever after (Picture: HBO) Not game of bones (hey-ooo). Why do I feel so strongly about this? Glad you asked. Mainly, it’s because Daenerys is a boss and by making her final push about Jon Snow is just annoying and a disservice to the storyline of both characters, so expertly carved out to this point. But my main gripe is the potential blow to female empowerment projected on screen. What does it mean for all those little girls watching (who should definitely NOT be watching Game Of Thrones) to see the most bada** of all, Khaleesi, sacrifice the throne, or just want a big ol’ smooch from a man instead of the glory she’s been searching for ever since old mate Viserys had that molten lava splish-splashed on his noggin in series one? Like, come on, she’s got dragons (Picture: HBO) Emilia Clarke’s character (and Emilia in turn) became a shining beacon for all those searching for some real female grit and gall on our tellies. She tamed the mighty Khal Drogo after the very unfeminist act of forced marriage, took over the Dothraki, asserted herself Khaleesi and Mother Of Dragons and basically gathered a literal army of followers. Having three dragons certainly didn’t hurt, either. One only needs to see the number of braids she’s currently rocking to understand how tough, brave and smart on the battlefield she is. She’s so close to the Iron Throne, to be usurped by a storyline that takes that away is a discredit to the waves she’s made. And, let’s be honest, we’re also cheering for a return of Khal. Because that will be anything but a soppy addition, while allowing Dany to continue her bossing. We’d love nothing more than for Drogo to come back (Picture: HBO) If you want a love story true to GOT, Drogo and Khaleesi is where it’s at. Jon and Daenerys? They’re fire and ice – it’s just not going to work. Still, now that it’s pretty much been revealed Jon is the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, it means he has a claim to the Iron Throne. So while I’m over here so busy trying to get these two to concentrate on the job at hand and keep their bedroom eyes to themselves, a much larger battle may be at hand. Jon versus Daenerys? Now we’re talking. I’m prepared for the bloodshed, you see – which may be where my anxiety lies. To all of a sudden have a rom-com on our hands after witnessing the Red Wedding? It’s just not right. I’ve become accustomed to losing the things I hold so dear on this show, so this season I’m expecting George to come in all dragons blazing to tear sh*t up before the final episode. Before we might have begged for a love story between the strong-willed Dany and the pretty-much-zombie Jon. But now? We want closure on the Iron Throne. And for Cersei to get her comeuppance. We’ve gone through way too much to this point to have things end on a fluffy Lord Of The Rings cloud. [metro-tag-post-strip] Am I grim and cynical in wanting the status quo of the show to keep ticking, without the interference of feelings? Perhaps, but after all – winter is coming. And it’s cold in here. But if you touch Sansa, George, by God I’ll be having words. Game Of Thrones returns 14 April.  [metro-fact-box id=”7022752″ title=”Got a showbiz story?” icon=”exclamation” /] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/03/18/game-thrones-kristian-nairn-reveals-hodors-perfect-ending-fans-believe-beloved-character-lives-8932337/” title=”‘It’s like when Princess Diana died’: Game Of Thrones’ Kristian Nairn on Hodor’s death”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/03/19/game-thrones-prequel-gets-even-cooler-blackadder-star-miranda-richardson-joins-naomi-watts-prequel-8935138/” title=”Game Of Thrones prequel gets even cooler as Blackadder star Miranda Richardson joins Naomi Watts for prequel”]
19 Mar 19
Living with Carnivores

Mac and Caesar enjoying a little affection.   (c) Copyright 2019, PeggyMalnati. All rights reserved. Photos my own.

19 Mar 19
Word Whiskey

Art by Paul Mann I’m a big fan of James Bond, have been since I was a kid. Having recently repurchased the complete Criterion collection of all 24 films, I thought I would do a rewatch of them all and break them down a bit, one blog post at a time. A couple caveats: I […]