Made an apple clafoutis yesterday, and it's delicious. It was so delicious warm that I had a second piece, only it was so rich that I woke up with stabbing pains at 4am. :(
I've been reading glvalentine's Boardwalk recaps on AV Club, and of course the comment sections are dire about the female characters, but someone pinpointed exactly why I do find their stories so interesting: we all know what's going to happen to 9 out of 10 men on the show, and even when they're 100 percent fictional it's still clear that those who live by the tommy gun, die by it. The women, though, are mysteries with unknown fates. It's also helpful to think back to the beginning of the show. The right to vote and prohibition came at about the same time, both driven by women. More than framing the era, they're also framing the men, who are (as they are depicted here) rather domesticated. They'll commit horrible crimes, but when that's over they go home to their families. Having that other viewpoint and those other pressures are important to the arc of the show. Yessssss. If you don't understand the appeal of at least that first bit and chalk it up to "people want political correctness in my mobster show, boo," then you are just dumb. I don't have anything of my own much to say about it, though, because my bb Margaret wasn't there again and neither was Gillian the trainwreck. Oh, well, I will say that
when Willie was poisoning Henry I went THIS WILL NOT END WELL and then it ended really, really, really badly on the bathroom floor, and it shocked me in a way much of the show's gore and death has not in a while. Maybe just because I thought for a bit last night that I was being poisoned, but still.
I used a higher-res file this time for screencapping, because my pictures on Tumblr all looked so terrible last week. Some of these will probably also be fuzzy, esp. if there's some movement, but overall I think I will be happier.
Not much to say. I really want to see Mary in some blues and greys, because at some points it almost felt like she'd gone back into mourning with black-on-purple and dark violet. What was even the point of her stepping out of first mourning if she's going to look almost exactly the same?
ROBERT why can't he have a stroke or something? Maybe that will be the major crisis of this season - he'll start gambling (as seen in the promo) and lose all the money again and then be incapacitated and Tom and Mary will fix everything. And then he'll die.
Violet trying to tell Tom what to teach Mary about made me chortle out loud.
EDITH this is all going to go spectacularly wrong for you, girl, I know you're not over-fond of your family but the fact that he doesn't want to meet them is a big red flag.
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