Monday, 29 April 2019
This is a review of Game of Thrones episode "The Long Night" Season 8. This post contains spoilers and don't read anymore if you haven't seen that episode and choose not to find out anything yet.
So the army of the dead have arrived, and everyone is preparing for the ultimate war. It's dark, and the Dothraki are the first on the frontline to go ahead. They ride their horses after an impressive scene and along with them are Jorah and Ghost. It feels creepy when they vanish and only few horses return. Everything is set at night in the dark. The Night King sent up clouds of ice fog so the dragons with their riders Daenerys and Jon Snow can't see. The rest of the episode is fully fighting with some real shocks and, of course, many unfortunate and sad deaths.
This episode was just a massive war zone.
Monday, 22 April 2019
Here is my quick review of Episode 2 of Season 8 "Game of Thrones" so if you dislike spoilers, avoid reading. The show is produced by HBO and this episode was directed by David Nutter.
The episode continues from last week, and Jaime Lannister is in the great hall at Winterfell before an audience including Sansa, Jon and Daenerys. Daenerys reminds Jaime of how she and her brother talked about killing the man who killed their father. The atmosphere grows tense, and not just with that because overall things are easily settled and both Sansa and Jon agree to let Jaime fight for the living. Daenerys often seems to be at loggerheads with Sansa and yet Sansa is loyal to her family and the north, which she's also responsible for.
Arya wanted Gendry to make an obsidion weapon for her, but to be honest, its dragonglass, not metal, and it was mentioned by other fans of the show that glass forging is entirely different to metalwork smithing. Okay Arya was flirting with Gendry last episode and there seems a lot of sparks flying, now Arya is a grown woman and not a kid as she was seasons back when she was with Gendry in earlier episodes years ago.
Tormund arrives and there is a scene on the battlements as the Watch remembers. Everyone is now fully equipped and preparing for the great war.
My ratings don't matter. What counts is that this episode is fun.
Best things: Wait and see
Wednesday, 17 April 2019
Here is a mystery from the early 20th Century about a suburban housewife from St Louis in Missouri. She was called Pearl Curran and her life had always been quite ordinary until she decided to use a Ouija board while having tea with her mother and friends. Back in the early 20th Century, it was fashionable to play with Ouija boards and dabble in the occult. Pearl might've been quite skeptical approaching this at first as she regarded it as "silly".
When the pointer announced the name of a spirit called Patience Worth, the women became excited about using the board for much longer. Pearl especially grew to enjoy communicating with Patience Worth, who identified herself as an English woman of the 17th Century. Pearl wrote literature while she was being channelled by this spirit. Some of the works by the spirit of Patience Worth include "Hope Trueblood," "Rain Song," and "The Sorry Tale."
For more of her writings go and visit this website:
Patience Worth website
A link to see other authors, including Pearl Curran a.k.a. Patience Worth, who wrote on behalf of ghosts and spirits:
Guided by Voices
For more info about this mystery go to:
Prairie Ghosts: Patience Worth
This could all be a matter of overactive imagination or stepping into character mode. It might even be that a spirit wrote through Pearl and other spirits might've helped people create literature in the same way.
Monday, 15 April 2019
Here is my quick review of the first episode of Season 8 the final season for "Game of Thrones" so if you dislike spoilers, avoid reading. The show is produced by HBO and this episode was directed by David Nutter. The opening credits are spiffing and new. The arrival of Daenerys and her army arrived at Winterfell along with a host of other characters including Jon Snow, Jorah and Tyrion. It was very reminiscent of the beginning of Season 1 epsiode 1 when King Robert arrived at Winterfell, and even the music was the same. There were a lot of reunions and also tense ones throughout the episode. Fan favourite predictions have actually happened regards to Jon. It was a distressing moment for poor Sam when he heard tragic news. One can't help but feel sorry for him. The Golden Company are at Kings Landing but something disappoints Cersei. Need I say more about the Greyjoys? A gruesome and horrible message was left by the Night King using that spiral sygil again. As always, it finished with a very interesting cliff hanger.
Overall feeling of this episode: OMG! What are they going to do now?
I shall review the next episode next week.
Tuesday, 9 April 2019
please put a penny in the old wolves hat!"
The Easter holidays are here and time for egg decourating, eating chocolate eggs and chocolate bunnies, egg hunts and toasted hot cross buns (the rhyme for that song inspired me to make one at the top of the post). If you like wolves and you also like Easter, feast your eyes on this game:
Wolves Life 3, Roblox
There is also this rather nice book:
"The Easter Wolf: An Easter Fable" by Adele Bishop LINK
Thursday, 4 April 2019
The Green Children of Woolpit is a mysterious event that has become legend. The story began in the village of Woolpit, named after being a site to trap wolves in the Middle Ages. During the 12th Century, two children who were completely green in colour, materialised from nowhere. They were a brother and sister, with a diet of just raw broad beans, who were discovered by villagers near the wolf pit. They both didn't eat anything apart from raw broad beans and the children spoke a strange unknown language. A local man named Richard de Caine, had guardianship of the green kids and fostered them. Soon, the children got used to eating other food and this made the green colour disappear. Both children were baptised. The brother soon became unwell and died. His sister grew up to learn how to communicate in English, and she was able to tell her story. What she said was intrigueing and eerie.
The girl claimed that she and her brother came from a world of twilight, where the sun never shone but wasn't completely dark either. Their world was all in the colour green, and it was called St Martin's Land. The children were tending to animals belonging to their father, when they heard a loud noise and went off to investigate it. They'd entered a cave, and soon emerged into the village of Woolpit. The girl eventually became an employee of the de Caine household, but she was considered "wanton and impudent". Another source shows that Ralph de Caine had named the green girl Agnes and she soon married a soldier Richard Barre. The green girl became Agnes Barre in name.
Some people claim that the green children were aliens, or faefolk, or that they were just abandoned feral kids. There is always an air of mystery about them and people in the area talk about being descendants of the green children of Woolpit. Agnes Barre is listed in geneology and family searches dating back to the 12th Century.
Whatever the answer is, we'll never know.