FURRY FRIDAY: The Beards of Thrones, Part Four

And now for the final entry in the tribute to Game of Thrones and the hunky, beautiful, charismatic, rugged, hairy, muscled, chunky, lovely, bearish men—bearded men!

This show has been a heck of a ride and I’ve enjoyed it all! And I have loved the beautiful men and their beautiful beards.

I’ll keep the banter short this time. Just take a look and let me know what you think by voting on your favorite(s)!

Valar Dohaeris!
BG “Ben” Thomas

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FURRY FRIDAY: The Beards of Thrones, Part Three

Two episodes of Game of Thrones down, two posts for Beards of Thrones down as well. Welcome to part three of the beardiness of the heroes and villains and all the anti-in-betweens. They’re slim and stocky, young and old, scary looking and beautiful. They’re straight, gay, bisexual, pansexual, and even incestuous. These men fit the full spectrum.

But if you’re a man on Game of Thrones, chances are you have some kind of beard, at least at one time or another. Bran didn’t, but most of the show he was a boy. Grey Worm doesn’t. Either does Varys. But they’re eunuchs. Facial hair is the way of things in the Seven Kingdoms. I’d be a happy camper living there….

Can I look forward to the end of a show…and be sad at the same time?

Well that’s the way it is!

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Book Club: A Movie Review

My title says it all. This movie could have been better, but overall, when all was said and done, I laughed a lot and I even cried more than once, and as far as I’m concerned, that says it all!

And I liked the fact that this was four women well into their lives proving that being over fifty doesn’t mean you’re dead.

It’s a movie about four post-50-something women who choose to read a crappy book, “Fifty Shade of Grey,” for their book club and how it affects them. The first thing I liked? That at no place in the film do they say the book was any good. To my relief, they groan and roll their eyes, and even make fun of it. But then they can’t deny the story is shaking them up in their later years. Their lives have become complacent. Especially romantically and sexually.

And then we see how each of the women’s personal love-lives change and I really loved that part. I am a romantic. So, yes, the script was less than brilliant—but it was still very cute, and laugh-out-loud-funny, and yes, romantic—and the acting *was* less-than-their-best—but still filled with many moments that made me *happy sigh*—but in the end, the movie was very romantic, and that was what I wanted.

I think the problem with the reviews (both critics and movie watchers) is that the previews and the knowledge of who all was in the movie (eight great performers including the love-interests) made this look like it was going to be THE romantic comedy of the year, and for some reason it…just wasn’t.

Several reviewers said the actresses turned in sub-par performances. I couldn’t go that far. What I think was wrong was the directing. The staging. Like he was letting everyone involved sort of mail in their jobs, from acting to editing to cinematography. In fact, I blame director/co-writer Bill Holderman for all the problems because the script needed tweaking as well. There were too many “talking heads” moments in the movie, where the actresses were lined up on the set like Mount Rushmore. Had the script been polished just a little bit and someone else directed it, I do believe it would have been THE romantic comedy of the year.

I liked this movie despite its problems. And I think it will be one that I see many times. And best of all, each of the four women have happily-ever-after endings without having to be less than who they are by finding a man. What could be better than that?

FURRY FRIDAY: Beards of Thrones, Part Two

So, have you seen Winterfell, the premiere episode of the final season of Game of Thrones? Pretty good, huh? Although it really was only a set-up for all that is to come. And we still have five more—five more—episodes to get the whole tale and five more episodes to see the sensational beardiness of this great show.

Whether it’s the prettiness of characters/stars like Loras Tyrell/Finn Jones or the rugged muscliness of Khal Drogo/Jason Momoa or the noble bearness of the “Old Bear” Jeor Mormont/James Cosmo, as far as I am concerned, these men aren’t half as hot without their beards.

What do you think? Take a look and let me know!

And don’t forget to vote!

Valar Dohaeris!
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FURRY FRIDAY: The Beards of Thrones, Part One

Well at last it’s finally time to begin watching the final season of the brilliant Game of Thrones . And not only are there a lot of sexy and beautiful men on the show, but most of them are bearded! Hurray!

Rosie Narasaki of the website Bustle, said, Game of Thrones might be the hairiest show on television, because just about every single cast member of the fantasy epic is sporting a beard. Now, said facial hair runs the gamut from sparse scruff, a la Theon Greyjoy/Reek, to straight-up bearded madness, a la Tormund Giantsbane — hitting every level of beardiness in between.”

And oh—thank goodness! Plus, I think most of the actors look awful, or at least far less attractive, without beards. Kit Harrington/Jon Snow says that when he shaves his beard he looks like a tired child.

Well, I don’t know about the “tired” part. But he does look like he’s about eleven years old. So why shave, Kit? Huh? Makes no sense!

So anyway, in honor of the final season of the utterly amazing show Game of Thrones , and the men therein, for the next few weeks Furry Friday will feature the Beards of Thrones. Tell me what you think!

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Does Anyone Know…?

Does anyone know if there are any updates on the sequel to Free Fall? The latest information I can find is pretty old in the scheme of film-making.

A post on their Facebook page from April 5, 2018 states, “The first version of the script for Free Fall 2 is very, very close to being finished.”

A Facebook friend I have said, “In 2019 the filming is to begin, the screenplay is finished.”

A video I watched on one of their campaign to fund the film said they hoped it would be out by the end of 2018. That obviously didn’t happen. But then their Indiegogo page says they are hoping for 2019 release. But again, almost everything is OLD in the way films are made. They could have given up by now and just not said anything, although their IMDB page is still open.

Aaaaarrgghhhhhh!

Information is scarce. Anyone know if it’s going to happen?

Their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/freierfall2/
Their Website: http://www.freefall2.com/
Their Indiegogo page: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/free-fall-2-freier-fall-2#/