laurensherm

laurensherm

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6 years ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 0 replies · +2 points

My husband I ate Wawa hoagies for dinner on our wedding night (we got married in the morning).

6 years ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 0 replies · +3 points

This one is my favorite, it's a recap by a drunk girl on Tumblr: http://starkalypse.com/tagged/the-drunkalypse

6 years ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 1 reply · +8 points

Bleh, if that Buzzfeed article is accurate, we're going to get so much Bran and so much kingsmoot this season. The worst.

6 years ago @ The Toast - High-Water Marks For H... · 4 replies · +19 points

my heart

6 years ago @ The Toast - The Nicollective Talks... · 7 replies · +30 points

I've been loving this season, especially the episodes Robin Wright directed. It feels more Shakespearean than ever, especially with the treatment of the secondary characters. There is also something wonderfully operatic about using handwritten letters to drive the plot.

I'd also like to bring up the fact that the SUITS have been INCREDIBLE this season. Jackie's suits, LeAnn's suits, Frank's suits, Claire's suits (her episode 4 maroon suit is what Queen Elizabeth I would wear today, I am sure of it).

6 years ago @ The Toast - The Nicollective Talks... · 1 reply · +55 points

I know it would never happen, and in actuality would be pretty stupid, but I can't help but wish that the season/series ends with Claire delivering a monologue to the camera. Maybe while standing over Frank's dead body.

6 years ago @ The Toast - The Nicollective Talks... · 0 replies · +18 points

Every plot line involving Russia makes me cringe at the idea of Trump in the oval office. I have faith that our government could shut him out for the most part when it comes to legislation, but if he really has a direct line to other world leaders/ command of the military, the damage could be horrifying.

Also, my husband and I thought the idea of Claire as VP was out of left field for about ten seconds and then we were like ... wait, we have a (former) first lady running for president right now.

So, yes. It's been especially interesting to watch this year. Also makes me wonder which presidential hopefuls are secret murderers, since even that doesn't seem so impossible anymore.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 0 replies · +2 points

The third book is miles better than the second book (definitely the weakest), imo. It's worth trying!

6 years ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 0 replies · +3 points

Also, Lev Grossman once agreed with me that Quentin is heading towards pick-up artist territory in the beginning of the series, so it's not COMPLETELY in my head.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 1 reply · +2 points

I am biased in the other direction since it is one of my all-time favorite books, but what actually makes me love the series so much is that I feel like it is very much acknowledged that Quentin is angry, entitled, and particularly in the beginning of the series, on his way to becoming a full-blown MRA. I even feel like the other characters call him on it, particularly Alice (and while they like him and often go along with him, many of them are terrible in their own ways as well). He grows tremendously throughout the series, while never being able to quite shake some of the bitterness.
The author explores a theme I really like: if you are generally an unhappy person, and your wildest dreams turn out to be true, you will still be the person you were before.
I do hate Catcher in the Rye, though...