Shag or Gag: Poldark Edition


Aidan Turner (better known as Ross Poldark) seems like a very nice and humble man who doesn’t yearn to be objectified, so I kind of hate to do this to him.    You may have seen Aidan in either The Hobbit or Being Human on BBC, but you definitely have not seen him in  The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (because nobody saw that film).

He is also the subject of Daily Mail articles with titles like “Tall, Poldark, and Handsome”: He is all of these things and more (whatever that means)!

What say you:   Shag or gag?*




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Slaps at dinner

Source:  The Daily Mail

Luann is, I think, the biggest fool on The Real Housewives of New York now that Kelly Killoren Bensimon  has been put to pasture.  Despite warnings from five hundred people and the truth-telling abilities of her very own eyesight (really, the word ‘douchebag’ is inscribed on his forehead), Luann de Lesseps actually went on ahead a married this person eight months ago.    If you’re watching the show, Luann goes on and on about how she is still in her “honeymoon phase” and keeps begging the rest of the cast to allow her to enjoy her bliss, and it’s uncomfortable to watch because everyone who is not Luann knows how to read forehead inscriptions.

In any event, The Daily Mail (the world’s most reliable news organization) says that Luann slapped her husband at dinner, which only makes sense.





Game of Thrones – S7E1

Welcome Thronies, one and all!

As you may know, I am the Mushroom Queen of Ithaca, NY. As such, I had to spend the day at the farmers market slinging fungus instead of preparing for the most important day of the year, the season premiere of GofT. As it turns out, I had the perfect outfit for selling mushrooms.


I imagine we’ll have to keep the smelling salts handy, I hear it’ll be that kind of season. Stay tuned for the recap!

Slag Goes to Con of Thrones

For the longest time, my stupid brother tried to get me to watch Game of Thrones. I didn’t want to watch it, I had heard that there was too much pornographic violence. And pornographic porn. But somewhere around season 3 I gave in. I was instantly hooked! OK, not instantly. It took me a while to get past the guy screwing his sister and the cute little dire wolf getting executed, but eventually I was hooked! Since then I’ve watched all the episodes, read all the books, brushed up on the history of Westeros and geeked out all over the fandom. I haven’t learned any of the languages though because I’m not that much of a loser. Also because they haven’t put Dothraki on Duolingo.

You can probably imagine how excited I was when I heard about Con of Thrones, the  very first Game of Thrones convention, to be held in Nashville. I planned on going for over a year and dragged one of my bffs along with me. And my husband. And my girl-child. And my girl-child’s bff.


There were panels! I learned all about the costumes on the show and how much detail there is that you never get to see up close. And I found out about a cool podcast called Sistah Speak, I’ll be checking them out soon. One of the ladies dug my and my girl-child’s costumes but she says I can’t let the girl-child listen to the podcast. :/

Oh! We met Ramsey Bolton! Our friend Jackie was supposed to go but she couldn’t, but we worked it out so Ramsey could take a picture with her anyway. See?


We didn’t get a chance to meet Syrio Forel but we did see him walking around the hotel. We didn’t go up to him though cause we were chicken.

The best part of the whole thing, I have to say, were the costumes. I decided to dress up as Arianne Martell, because let’s face it, I’d look pretty silly walking around in a Daenerys wig. She’s a book character that they cut out of the show. Since she’s not on the show I could pretty much make her costume any way I wanted. This is what I came up with:


And since I had the girl-child with me, I dressed her up too. She was Lyanna Mormont. I had her working on her scowl for days.


Before you ask, no, I don’t let her watch the (bad parts of) the show. Just a few scenes with dragons or whatever. I’m waiting until she’s old enough for incest and murdered dire wolves, however old that is.

Please enjoy some more awesome cosplay pictures, and maybe stay tuned for G of T recaps as soon as season 7 starts.