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It's very nice weather today. Ran out of perfume. Used some berries and vanilla oil I had stashed away. Smell like a cupcake.

The Atlantic reviews season 7, episode 3 of Game of Thones, The Queen's Justice. Last night, fire finally met ice. Spoiler alert: It was not love at first sight.

So, there goes that theory…

Did anyone else think Sansa was a little too eager for Bran to claim his birthright as the last legitimate Stark heir and displace Jon? Maybe that was just her formal training regarding houses and successions kicking in and, considering that she's ruling in her own right now with Jon gone, a little self-defeating. She's done all this work, learned all this political stuff, saved the North with a clever deus ex machina during The Battle of the Bastards, and now she's going to turn it all over to her spaced out little brother? How likely is that, oh Dave and Dave, who have taken over the story now that GRR Martin is a book behind the series. That's right, not bloody likely. She's been hanging around Cersei, Ramsay and Littlefinger for the past 6 years. The girl's got a little bad ass in her now.

And how conveeeeenient that only minutes after Littlefinger tells her to see every player and battle in her head at all times, Bran shows up literally on the doorstep with the ability to …
see every player and battle in his head at all times. You think the girl is going to ignore a gift like that? Not on your life.

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  1. I accompanied my mom to a Hobby Lobby opening today. (No, she’s not a fundagelical, either.) She just likes to buy craft items there.

    The Grand Opening included some smarmy preacher from the company (IIRC) praying some boilerplate.

    Now, I am a (highly imperfect) Christian, white, male, and cis-het. This should be my culture. Nonetheless, I had to stifle an urge to shout:

    (NSFW) 😈


    I guess I’m alienated from my culture. Oh well, HSFY! 😛

    • I go to a knitting group twice a week. Unlike a few of my fellow knitters, I do not buy yarn (or anything) at Hobby Lobby or Walmart.

      A few years ago, I was in Hobby Lobby and realized that the music played in the store was Christian. It was autumn and I could realized that they were playing “Harvest Home” from the Methodist hymnal. I left without buying anything.

      • I heard a sax-dominated version of a hymn while I was in the store. IIRC, it was “Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow”, the short hymn my Methodist church uses as the doxology.

        • I went to the Methodist church in downtown Chicago with my parents when I was a child and I remember singing that in Sunday school or in a church service.

          When I was 19, I converted to Buddhism. Having an abusive stepmother who was a former nun had everything to do with my conversion.

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