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  1. toolazy

    The Magicians In The Media

    This might be the most betrayed I have ever felt by a television show.
  2. I FF through them. There's something cringey about hearing them read out loud.
  3. toolazy

    S04.E07: Down the Rabbit Hole

    Ned was Laoghaire's lawyer. But just besides that Jamie taking back up with Claire was a HUGE humiliation for her. She was a laughing stock. Remember that Jamie takes vows he makes very seriously and he did make vows to her, even if they are legally beside the point when Claire returns. There is way Jamie would not have compensated her for that. As for what she would have done if she hadn't married Jamie - well, Jenny would probably have hooked her up with someone else. Jenny was quite the neighborhood matchmaker.
  4. You won't be terribly lost - the major pieces are all there but you'll miss out on a lot of really nice moments by skipping. The books have the luxury of time that show doesn't have and there are a lot of things in the show that just zip on by that are a lot more affecting on the page. Personally, I love the modern-day bits in the Dragonfly and I love most of Voyager (it's my favorite of all the books.) The Scooby Gang's search for Jamie through history is fascinating in the books.
  5. toolazy

    S04.E05: Escape from the Happy Place

    I know normal women who are just naturally tiny. Body-shaming people for being thin is as obnoxious as body-shaming them for being fat.
  6. toolazy

    S04.E05: Escape from the Happy Place

    And this is why we have Margot instead of Janet. 🙂
  7. toolazy

    S04.E04: Marry Fuck Kill

    I'm okay with that.
  8. Yes, I think they also discussed Jamaica, too. In their place, I would be really leery of going through unfamiliar portals. Were they stones or was it a pool of water in a cave? I speed-read through that part of the book because it's both creepy and maddening.
  9. Are you talking about the book or the show? Because in the book, they discussed that very thing but ruled it out because of timing. They didn't know yet about the stones in America so Bree would have had to sail back to Scotland, find her way to the stones and go through. Ships don't sail in winter. By the time she got a ship and got over to Scotland, she would either be cutting it super close or it would be too late, I don't exactly remember. So it's not like DG completely glossed over the possibility. The idea was considered and then rejected.
  10. Really. Why is that so hard to believe? I should know how I feel about the characters and I think Jamie acts like an ass on multiple occasions during these... events. I'm not one of the people that buys into that King of Men schtick. I'm sorry that I (and countless others) disagree with you (and countless others) on how Roger's character comes off in the show but there it is. We're just going to have to agree to disagree. No one is going to change anyone's mind.
  11. Um, no. My feelings about Roger's portrayal have nothing to do with Jamie. This isn't a zero sum game - there is plenty of blame to go around during the Great Misunderstanding and Jamie deserves all that he gets. Honestly, this wasn't really a good look for any of them, not even Claire.
  12. You're giving him a break because you know Roger from the books. But the fact that so many non-book readers think that Roger is weak and helpless means that the show has failed in its portrayal of him. Roger is extremely unpopular out there in the world. If the only Roger I knew was from the show I wouldn't be all that impressed with him, either. Yeah, he makes a couple of brave decisions but overall, he really does seem kinda pathetic.
  13. toolazy

    S04.E13: Man of Worth

    So these threads are no longer labeled with their book talk status. Or am I missing something?
  14. Well, the show did turn him into a prudish, slut-shaming asshole, so maybe that's what they were going for.
  15. toolazy

    S04.E13: Man of Worth

    A lot of people answered that question in the comments, but tread warily if you are sensitive because the comments are very critical of almost everything except Murtagh & Jocasta.