This is a symbiotic relationship then, but I stand by my claim. TRUE, BUT AT LEAST I DIDN’T GO AROUND SCREAMING HOW BAD IT WAS AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY. It was quite a sight, seeing you eat all your words.
I swear to God I’m going to punch you in the face.
It is a little bit, but I make up for it with my own good deeds to fandom, don’t I? And for the record I never said the show was bad, I just said that I was tired of seeing everyone cream themselves over fucking Benedict and that Goddamn show because it was literally the only thing on my dash. I said there was a possibility it sucked because the masses usually flock to those kinds of things (Glee, Supernatural, Twilight, Sarah Silverman, Faulkner).
why am I explaining myself oh my God look I sucked once and I don’t suck now okay stop judging me with your judgey eyes
I'm confused, you were mad about Cumberbatch being in ST but now it's 'the most important thing of all?' Can I has explination? I don't understand.
Well see, like, way back in the whenzers, I was a silly twat who was not a fan of Mister Cumberbatch or his face, because like many others, the Sherlock fandom had shoved him and the show so far down my throat it triggered an instant revulsion whenever I saw his face or name, and the idea of him being in something that I love so much made me utterly furious.
In recent months, I’ve become a fan of BBC’s Sherlock, and Mister Cumberbatch, and after seeing clips of him working on the set, his being a villain has become a part of the film that I am extremely excited for. ‘Most important thing of all’ was an exaggeration, as I am wont to do.
Also, Y U SO ANON, guys, I promise, I don’t bite. You can ask me questions. I love you people.
Did you really think I wouldn't have anything to say, Connor?
You shallow, shallow whore.
Not only is your opinion wrong, but I would gladly prove it any day by taking Sean Harris by the scraggly, grown out hair, and smothering his face in my pelvis until I was positive the beard burn would be there for weeks.
Why I don’t: He’s just….he’s Jon. I mean, he’s a kid, there’s a lot that I don’t like about him, and for several reasons but they all boil down to the fact that he’s just a stupid kid.
Favorite episode/scene: I will say his fighting the wight was pretty fucking cool.
Favorite line: “What?”
Favorite outfit: He is so very fetching in black.
OTP: I do not have one, honestly.
Non-romantic OTP: Him and the Old Bear have some fantastic moments together, don’t they?
Headcanon: He’s never been allowed to grow because he was too worried about pissing off Cat, so he’s just perpetually been stuck in the mindset of ‘everything will be different when I leave’ but he had nowhere else to go, so he went to the bloody Wall and found out that he couldn’t do anything about learning himself there either.
Unpopular opinion: Disliking him seems to be pretty fucking unpopular. Hating him and Ygritte is even worse, I’m sure.
A wish for them: Growing up? Barring that, a kickass death.
An oh-god-please-don’t-ever-happen for them: If he ended up on the Iron Throne I’m pretty sure I’d fucking burn everything down.
5 words to best describe them: Young, dumb, full of cum.
Why I like them: He’s Micheletto. God’s Assassin. The archangel with red hair. Listen to him speak and tell me he’s not something from another world, watch him move and tell me that he’s human. Look into his eyes and tell me he doesn’t feel more intensely than nearly any other character. In short, Micheletto is utterly flawless, and what’s worse, is that he’s growing, and he’s going to rip my heart out.
Why I don’t: He’s too perfect, and it hurts me. Damn you, Neil Jordan.
Favorite episode/scene: Yet again, a fucking impossible question. I’m going to have to say I’m torn—last night was a fucking brilliant night for television—between the post-torture scene and episode 105 down in the catacombs teaching Cesare how to fight. Both of them show us so much about Micheletto without him saying hardly a word, and you really start to realize how fucking brilliant he is, and how strong, and how vulnerable he manages to be all at once. He shows this side to dead men and Cesare, and the difference is that the dead won’t break his heart.
Favorite line: “Then I would gladly serve you without one eye, your Eminence. Or without two.” It’s hard to choose with such a non-verbal character, but this line has a special place in my heart if only because it showed how devout he is to Cesare, and then a few episodes later, he showed how easily he can overpower him.
Favorite outfit: Definitely the leathers he’s been wearing this season and the end of last. Fucking gorgeous, this one.
Non-romantic OTP: Micheletto and Lucrezia. He would take such brilliant care of her if Cesare wasn’t around to do it, and I’m convinced he does.
Headcanon: Micheletto doesn’t enjoy killing, it’s just something he’s recognized himself to be good at, and a necessary evil. Before being in Cesare’s corner, he was an assassin for hire, pitiless after the life he’s lead, but as soon as he was picked up by Cesare, he formed a loyalty that’s started becoming a friendship, and he’ll do whatever Cesare requires of him.
Unpopular opinion: Is there such a thing? I’ve loved him since the first series, he’s the only reason I keep watching, I suppose. And that’s a bad thing, apparently?
A wish for them: Love. Fulfillment. Success. Honestly, I feel like he’s my own child now, I just want him to be happy.
An oh-god-please-don’t-ever-happen for them: In light of recent events, so long as he doesn’t get killed in some stupid fucking manor, I’ll be happy.
5 words to best describe them: Pitiless, loyal, resourceful, reliable, Cesare’s.
I'd normally say Micheletto (which you can still totally do), but after last nights discussion, are their any more words left? In that case, tell me about Bronn.
I’ll do Bronn just because my love for him meets no bounds. And also because someone else has suggested Micheletto so that’s definitely happening.
Why I like them: Because he’s Bronn. He’s perfect, he’s an element of actual humor stemming less from tits or violence and more from the fact that he’s so disillusioned with the world and politics, nearly to the point where he’d be the perfect leader with an ability to see beyond it all. In a lot of ways he’s like a harder version of Tyrion, who is still heart broken and a bit too willing to allow himself to be pulled under.
Why I don’t
Favorite episode/scene: Oh Christ. It’s a battle between every time he opened his mouth in this last episode and the moment in episode 106, the duel with Ser Vardis. That shit still makes me hard, negl. Bronn doesn’t need to be a trained fighter, because he’s cunning, just like he generally doesn’t need strength because he manages with speed and foresight to what a man will do.
Favorite line: I CAN’T CHOOSE AND YOU CAN’T MAKE ME. “The poor cunts trying to save the city end up burning it down.” “Give me ten good men and some climbing spikes, I’ll impregnate the bitch.” The exchange with Lysa: “You do not fight with honor.” “No. He did.” Bestill my fangirl heart.
Favorite outfit: If he’s ever naked the answer might change, but I do actually love his light outfit in the first series which hasn’t really changed all that much.
OTP: Either with Tyrion or Sandor, and no, I will not explain either.
Non-romantic OTP: I’d actually kind of love seeing him badass around with Margaery.
Headcanon: I actually cannot fucking answer this question because it’s too extensive. I’ll give a bit of it, though: When Bronn was up North of the Wall, he was escorted by Benjen Stark, and a fight between them lead to the scar on Benjen’s face.
Unpopular opinion: I side with Bronn. Anyone who’s read Storm of Swords will know what I mean.
A wish for them: The Iron Throne, of course.
An oh-god-please-don’t-ever-happen for them: Falling in love with a woman. I think I’d actually kill everything and everyone if that happened.
5 words to best describe them: Best fucking character ever. Bitch.
Thank you for arranging all the Micheletto words in a more eloquent order than I would have put them. For a show I have a hard time justifying to non-viewers, there’s some wonderful complexity going on when it comes to affection and violence.
Guysssss I’m fucking blushing now, stawp all this.
BUt really, there is something fucking gorgeous going on under the surface of these characters and it makes me sad when this is all just reduced to shipping and general aesthetics and ‘NOT HISTORICALLY ACCURATE SO IT SUCKS’.
I think—Wait, wait, let me stick this behind a cut, since I don’t know how wordy I’m going to get.
I feel like I’m obligated to tell you that you are no longer allowed to be away from me, and I’m going to be kidnapping you as soon as my Shady Off-White Van is out of the shop.
I literally cannot agree with you more than I do right now. That just, that is EXACTLY IT, they look at this show through that glass of ‘well it’s not like X but it’s close so they must be the same’, but the thing about Neil and The Borgias is that it’s dramatic in the way that it still grabs you and pulls you in. You’re watching these characters grow and change in believable ways to human psychology, and Neil tries to keep as close to that as he can.
The other thing about the titillation, which Ash brought up to me, is that Neil has done his best to show fucking, and making love, and the distinction between the two. You can always tell, and yeah, tits and manflesh and things that amuse and capture regular audiences, but not one of them has been useless or excessive. There has been a reason behind every encounter, which is more than one can say for a hell of a lot of shows out there.
if I read or hear one more person call it a fucking ‘soap opera’ or write it off as some kind of guilty pleasure show, I am going to take that Micheletto post you just wrote AND MAKE THEM FUCKING EAT IT.
GOD THO, DON’T I FUCKING KNOW IT. IF I SEE THE WORDS HISTORICALLY INACCURATE ONE MORE TIME, I’M GOING TO GAROTTE A BITCH.