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Had a nice visit with my sister yesterday, who is going for hip replacement surgery on June 12th. Her birthday is June 18th, so we wanted to meet beforehand to have lunch and do a bit of shopping, because she doesn't know how long her recovery time will be and it would probably be at least a month before she's back on her feet again. She liked the presents I got her: a House of Martell T-shirt from HBO's Game of Thrones shop and a gift card. While we were shopping, we found some Game of Thrones goodies in the Chapters/Indigo bookstore. They had some coffee mugs, t-shirts, mouse pads, keychains and other 'jewelry', as well as the illustrated (as in comic strip) version of the first book in the series (I want!) and some journals with different covers. The one we liked best had the Oath of the Night Watch printed on the cover. (Want this also!)

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My apologies to Led Zeppelin for stealing the title of their most awesome song. ;)

Game of Thrones

WARNING! HUGE SPOILERS! IF YOU HAVE NOT READ ALL THE BOOKS, THEN DO NOT READ THIS!

I cannot believe that this season has gone by so fast. Episode 8 will air tonight, but it feels as if the season just began. O_O

Anyway, here are what my predictions were for what would occur in Episode 7 (based only on the book), followed by what really happened in the TV series, and my opinions about that.

My Predictions for Episode 7:


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Oh, here is a vid of the Led Zep song. It really is a good one. ;)

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A Comparison of 'Borgia' and 'The Borgias'

I've finished watching both series and found both wonderfully fascinating. It's hard to say which I liked better. On the one hand, 'The Borgias', the Canadian/Irish/Hungarian production on 'Showtime' had the Canadian actor Francois Arnaud in the role of Cesare, and he was perfect despite his rather unnerving hairstyle/wig. And there is more of that series to come. On the other hand, 'Borgia', the French/German production spoken in the English language, was much raunchier, more realistic and is complete in one season.

'The Borgias' completed 9 episodes in its first season. 'Borgia' told the whole story in 12 episodes, therefore it is more compact, as well as complex and richly textured than 'The Borgias'.

*EDIT: I should point out that 'Borgia' is available on Netflix. Not sure about DVD yet. 'The Borgias' is on the 'Showtime' network, or 'Showcase' in Canada. The first season DVD is in the stores.

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