773 – Bells | Game of Drones S8 E5
A soft ring will soothe your sleepless nights, as we explore the fictional Italian avant-garde sequel to “Flowers in the Attic” that may have influenced how I viewed this episode.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and friends beyond the binary. It's time for the podcaster who's got … I can't fit the whole world in my hand, but I can certainly swirl, I could fit meandering swirls … I don't know why I got the whole world in my hand popped in my head, it really doesn't have anything to do with going to sleep. But you support the show, patrons. You keep the world spinning with this sleep podcast, thanks so much.
Hey, are you up all night tossing, turning, mind racing, trouble of getting to sleep, trouble staying asleep? Well, welcome.
This is Sleep With Me, the podcast to put you to sleep. We do as a bedtime story.
All you need to do is get in bed, turn out the lights, and press play. I'm going to do the rest.
What I'm going to attempt to do is create a safe place where you can set aside whatever is keeping you awake whether it's thoughts you're thinking about, things on your mind.
So thoughts, feelings, either physical sensations, or emotions bubbling up, or both. It's one of those things, it could be … whatever's keeping you awake, travel, crows, they're not always, but crowing.
Or what are the other one's called? The cockadoodledoer's. Whether it's on the inside or the outside, how's that sound? For me it's usually both. Or the mysterious wake ups, or not so mysterious ones.
Whatever is keeping you awake, I'd like to take your mind off that.
What I'm going to do … I've got a safe place here. As I like to say on a regular basis, I smooth it, I pat it, I rub it down. I say safe place, I say … BBD.
How about this one? What if BBD, Bell Biv DeVoe went on tour with BB-8? I like to think about BB-8 and BB88's. Talk about Motown Philly being back again. You got more alliteration in there then … If I knew how to define alliteration, I'd know what to do with.
We'll try to ponder that. Maybe we could get BB-8, or BB88s. This one actually comes into the studio to talk.
Let's see, what I'm going to do is I've got that safe place, smooth and patted down. Actually those are references that cover three generations maybe. Say, “Well, I don't know who BBD is Scooch.” I remember my dad wore BVD's, [inaudible 00:02:49] … I remember those ads too.
Anyway. … So I'm going to send my voice across the deep, dark night. I'm going to use lulling, soothing, creaky dull sit tones, pointless meanders, superfluous tangents. … Whatever that was.
That was a natural one, because I was trying to think of something. I don't know if that's considered a mutter, or a stutter like A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S. So probably something in between a mutter and a stutter so a nutter? No. L, M, N, O, otter? Maybe. L, M, N, O, P, putter.
Yeah, I guess it was a putter. I was puttering, puttering around. I'm puttering around with my words. L, M, N, O, P, Q, quarter. I mean my mind is quartered, believe me. Q, R, S, rudder, T, U, V- oh wait, no, Q, R, S, sorry, I got distracted there.
Let me use extra words. I'm going to go off topic.
Now if you're new, you might already be saying, and this is legitimate. You have cause to say this, “What in the heck is going on here? What is this person talking about?”
So, let me give you a couple pieces of information. One, this kind of podcast … every words got to have a definition … this podcast is best passively consumed, but it's best consumed somewhere between passively and actively. Like when you're chilling. You say, “well I'm not passive, but I'm not active. I'm chili- you know people used to chillax.
I think that was invented by Judd Apatow and Seth Rogan. A couple other people whose names escape me because my mind just blanked.
Where was I? Man, sometimes I get so lost in my own thoughts. What I'm going to do is I'm going to be here- Oh if you're new, well this [inaudible 00:05:03] doesn't make any sense, and neither do I.
So, kinda look at it like you're saying, “Huh, what is that?” And then, I'll tell you the structure of the show. So then you have another piece of information.
Show starts off with a few minutes of business, that's how we keep it free for everybody. So people that choose to take action, they help us keep it free for everybody. It's a great system.
Then, there's the intro. Now, the intro is around 12 to 13 to 14 to 15 to 11 to 17 to 16 minutes or so, of me just puttering around.
And you'd say, “Are you going to get to the point?” Well, I'll be kinda puttering, I think. You don't really hear … The only things you hear about puttering are old fashioned cars in cartoons and characters in cartoons.
And I guess I'd say a putter is like car that goes “putter putter putter putter putter”. That's a good name for a pet, too. We had pitter and patter, remember?
Regular listeners will remember, or know that I like to encourage people to name their pets.
Well it seems I'm always naming pets that are purchased at the same time, or imaginary twin pets. So, I said if you have two pets, you could name them Pitter and Patter. Now lets just say, for example, you had two kitties, that's what their called? Kittens. And they were names Pitter and Patter. Or you know, bunnies, yeah lets say bunnies.
And then you got a third, maybe a couple years later. Name it Putter. And actually Putter's a name of a character, one of my movie, Billy Jean. So, that's also cool.
So where was I? So I just putter around, that's what I was saying.
So that's the intro, where I can try to explain what the podcast is. Most listeners use it to ease into bedtime. As they get ready for bed, or as they're in bed, like getting ready to drift off.
It's different every time, but it's familiar, because they say, “okay, here's what … I'm a regular listener, I listen to this 600 to 88 episodes of Sleep With Me, here's what I know is going to happen in the intro.
Scoots going to talk, he's going to try to explain what the podcast is, he's going to use the words “Lulling, soothing, creaky dolls, sit downs, pointless meanders.
He's going to send his voice across the deep dark night. And he'll get putter, I guess called he never called it that before, but he'll putter around.
And then the episode may start, and I may drift off, tonight we'll be talking about” … So, that's the intro.
And, if you're new you could say, “When in the heck's the Game of Thrones stuff going to start?”
Well, it takes a while. You know, its just like getting into bed. I want to get you comfortable, want to give you time to get cozy.
A few percentage, I can't remember what it is, like two or three percent of people, they start the episode at like 18 or 20 minutes. And if you do that there will be some business between the intro and the show, then there will be talking about Game of Thrones.
But, if you don't watch Game of Thrones, or you say, “Well, I'm not so sure about that.” Don't worry. I'll be talking in the most meandering, indirect way about everything.
Then, well talk about some factoids that may have come up in the episode, where that I'm curious about. Then we'll talk to Tom [inaudible 00:08:30], then we'll have paraded old guest and the new, and then we'll have some thank you's.
That's the structure of the show.
If you're new also a couple of things: you don't need to listen to this podcast, this is the only podcast you don't have to pay attention to, you don't have to pay attention to, or you could say, “I'm going to turn you down to a mutter, or I prefer mutter over a putter, and you know, your stutter.
I'd say okay, go ahead and turn it down a little, if that works for you. But I'm going to be here to help to keep you company. You know, whether you like it mutter, putter, or you say “Okay I've had enough of your stutters.”
So, that's the structure of the show. You don't need to listen to me, and there's no pressure to fall asleep.
The reason the shows are over an hour for the most part is I want to give you plenty of time to, so there's no pressure. I'm going to be here until the end.
So you can say “Well, I don't know if I'm ready to fall asleep, maybe I'm just going to listen for a little while. And, let Scoots keep me company.” And I'd say that's just fine, just drift off at your leisure.
That's the way the show works. You fall asleep whenever you want, maybe you don't even know, you're listening to me, you're wondering if I'm going to go back to pitter and patter, and putter. And we need a character Potter. Pets; Pitter, Patter and Putter.
And we need another word like putter, putter…pitter, patter, putter…potter? Or, did you sleep past pitter and putter? And patter? Ponder. Pondering, puttering. Ponder and putter reduces sleep patting. Pitter and patter and putter. Or you could just say pitter, patter, putter. Pitter, patter and putter.
Maybe that's a creative tongue twister. But, ideally the podcast is a bit of a mind twist. You know, a mind twister. Or whatever, that's sounds a little bit- so yeah more like a mind meander.
So that's the structure of the show, that's what to expect.
You can also expect me being in another episode to talk to BB8 and BBD, and see if we can get them working together. But that's all. I mean I guess that's basically it. Like the reason I make this show, the reason I'm here is because I've always wanted someone when I couldn't sleep, and when I can't sleep.
I really just wanted someone to say “Hey, that stinks. I can see you can't sleep there. How about if I sit here and tell you a little story. If I just keep you company, and try to take your mind off stuff.
Because I really think you deserve a good nights sleep. You deserve a nice place to rest, and get comfortable. And I don't know what else I could do, but I could sit here and keep you company, and tell you a little story. About a TV show I watch.”
And you say “Well, what's the TV show?”
“Oh, Game of Thrones.”
“That sounds too exciting.”
Well, not when I talk about it, I call is Game of Drones. And, really I just drone on. I mean of you're ever curious about a TV show, if you ever had the experience of watching a movie.
And then not watching it for 20 years. And then 20 years later, watching it again. And you say, “Did I watched that movie?” That's kind of like when I talk about that TV show.
If you see it after I talk about it, or before, you'd say “Scoot you're watching the same episode as me? I mean the only time I thought of that was when you talked of the jawlines, on all the characters of the show. I mean I definitely noticed. I guess everyone has a jawline, in some sense. So, are you sure you were watching Game of Thrones, Scoots? You weren't watching a channel where nothing was on?” “No, that was Game of Thrones, season eight, maybe. I mean I'm pretty sure. I watched it four times.” “Oh, you've watched an episode more than once, it sounded like, are you sure you didn't watch it on an airplane? On someone's airplane TV? Like four rows in front of you, without any audio?”
“Yeah, no, I watched it.” “Well good, I guess it's working then cause it put me right to sleep.”
So that's the show. I'm here to keep you company. Take your mind off stuff cause you drift off. I'm glad you're here. Give it a few tries if you're new, that's what almost everyone says. Here's the thing, I really want to help you fall asleep. It's that simple.
Like I said, you deserve it, you need it. You need your sleep, and I want you to get it. If it doesn't work for you, I'm sorry. You can go to sleepwithmepodcast.com/[inaudible 00:13:30] thank you, to check out some other stuff.
But really, that's it, I'm glad you're here. And I work very hard, I yearn, and I strive, and I hope I can help you fall asleep. Thanks for coming by.
And here's a couple ways we keep the show going.
Hey buddy, it's Scoots here, and we're talking about season eight, episode five of Game of Thrones, The Bells. I'm just firing up the old Roose Bolton.
Let's just say a Roose Bolton fantasy fiction machine, because we were… I don't even remember what that machine did. This is more of an interesting thing. Were really solving a mystery this week.
Before we get to it, there's a recap. Almost everything was from season seven, I believe. Or season eight, excuse me. Wrong season.
Except for some of the chatter, that Dany's here, I think in the last scene. The talking in her head, which may have been from every season. I mean I'm sure you can find a great breakdown of that. Or if that was from an episode, I'm not even sure … I don't know if that would be interesting, I'm sure people were talking about this, you could check it out on any other Game of Thrones podcasts, and tone of writing about it.
Which I have never done before this season, but now I've been consuming a lot of that stuff.
But just to be…the last season, to make the most of toast of it, as Scoot says. So I'd look that up, I'll find out after, but I don't want to consume anything before I record.
I don't know if that was from an episode or that was like previously on, where the audio was from one place in the video. The film was from another place.
And then, we start with the opening credits, which, I mean I gotta be honest, I'm looking. I'm really interested with the credits are going to be like next week. But, it's pretty much the same, except I noticed there was Pyers, from Winterfell. And I said was that there last episode or not?
And, Winterfell is still not in good shape. Again, I don't know if that was from the last episode two, or not.
And a lot of people, I get a lot of fan reaction as soon as this episode ended airing. …
Little did everybody know, I was already on the case here. And, I think I can really settle a lot of thing people were saying, “What in the heck?”.
So, we talked about season eight, episode three kinda having a strong similarity to this '80s ski comedy.
And again, sometimes this is direct influences, sometimes it's indirect influences. Sometimes its just collective … shifting sands of the collective unconscious. I don't know if anyone has said that, but … I don't know if Game of Thrones is influenced by this, or not. … I have connections, and not good connections but I do have a lot of connections of people with interesting tastes.
I went to the screening, people were saying “Do you think this is going to be…”. At the time no one knew this, I didn't have anybody that had any things from Game of Thrones. But, I get like … a team of animation/live action film makers. They kinda like make these in Italy. They make these Miyazaki style, I don't know, this is an underground movie.
And, the reason I say this is cause its based on a lot of different IP's, intellectual property and that's why it hasn't been released. Plus it's pretty avant garde.
But a few people reached out to me, said “I feel like this is like a Game of Thrones episode.” … After I did that one about the '80s movie. And it didn't have subtitles, and it was in Italian, and some Japanese.
I didn't have anybody that was interpreting it or anything for me. And I was only able to see the movie once. But I did bring my notebook, so it makes it a little bit easier that ended up, I saw this movie, then I saw the episode of Game of Thrones, and it was very much … so similar, and I think that's where you say, “Okay, how did this movie happen, when it's almost exactly …” Like again, just like the '80s movie, shot for shot, nearly shot for shot like … different than the episode, The Bells, but not that different. Characters, everything.
And, the plot of the movie, which again, I was trying to say, they said, “Well, you can't really put it in English.” But, it was basically, it had a nicer title, but it was like Flowers in the Attic II, was what I kept calling it. And, they said, “No Scoots, that's not exactly it.”
So, there was this movie called Flowers in the Attic, also a book. Then, there's a lot of stories where kids go through the wardrobe. Like I don't think this was exactly like a CS Lewis.
So, this movie, let me try to give you the backstory of the movie.
It's profoundly influenced by the movie Flowers in the Attic. But, not a direct reboot or sequel, but it was a sequel in some sense, because then it also mashes up with … I don't know fantastical elements that you might see in a Miyazaki movie, and stuff that you might see in a movie based on a CS Lewis book, but not exactly.
Or, just the characters the family kids like … [inaudible 00:19:47] you'd think there was one more, what's that Disney one? Fantasia. So a lot going on. So, I'll run through the movie as I took these notes. I already said that.
So, again, I don't know the characters names in the movies, because … But, it opens with Varys, who in the movie kind of plays this uncle figure and … Oh, because this movie is about these gardens, but you'll see that he's writing about the true heir to the garden. He's writing this note, letter about the gardens and the keeper of the gardens, and …
Then, a child come in, who's this little bird. And again, my retelling of it may be inaccurate. So, if you've seen the movie, you're in rare company of a handful of people. But, the child comes in, and she says … this is what I was able to pick up, “The garden queen isn't sleeping, and Varys or Uncle Varys or whatever you want to call him, and says it was all worth it. Like Varys is a lover of growing thing. He gives the series like it's all worth it serious look.
Then we see Tyrion watching out a window and Tyrion you'll see, we'll get into who Tyrion is in this movie, not the Tyrion from Game of Thrones, but it's just an eerie shot for shot remake. He's watching Jon Snow pull up on this new duck pond, and he's got a serious look. Now, Jon Snow is one of the kids that went through the wardrobe into this world. Arya is another kid, but the other kids Bran and Sansa, you know they're not in this episode. They were part of it, just in case there's another version of a movie that corresponds to next week.
So, Jon Snow and Varys, Varys is waiting for Jon Snow, so they start talking, off board, they come across they were, I don't know like a rowboat in a duck pond. And, they talk about, Varys is basically, “You could be the king of the garden, Jon Snow.” And, he kind of uses a little bit of a patriarchy kind of angle, and what does this say? Jon kids through almanac story … I don't know what that means. Oh, Jon is one of the kids who went through the armoire, but he could be the garden king, Varys says. Patriarchy rules, he says, “You may be the right ruler.” And, he said, “I know you, know you could be the garden king.” And, he also says, “What I tell you now is true.” And, Jon Snow wants nothing to do with leadership.
So, we kind of realize that this is very much like the episode. He says, “She's my queen.” And he says, “Bye.”
And, Tyrion is watching, he knows what's happening. He's a smart guy, and he goes into another room, he says, “Your grace.” He walks in and this is where we start to see the parallels between the movie Flowers in the Attic and this. If you haven't seen the movie Flowers in the Attic, don't, because it's a movie about these twins, very much again, like Jaime and Cersei that are brother and sister, they're older, like 20 years old or something. They're also, I don't know if in the movie they're in love, because it's been so influenced by Jaime and Cersei, and they're siblings, which in this was Tyrion, and I don't know, was there another Lannister? I can't even remember anymore.
It doesn't matter in this case. In the movie, The Flowers in the Attic, they live in a mansion, but they could only stay in the attic. Their mom is going through something, but she's kind also … very much like the Targaryen's, their mother and their grandmother are very much like Targaryen's, even though they're Lannister's.
This really complicates trying to explain Flowers in the Attic. Sleep podcast inside an Italian … this is complicated stuff, it's good for sleep I guess.
But, the reason I bring up Flowers in the Attic here is because even though Daenerys' character, which we'll call her Dany in this.
In the movie she's a self-proclaimed Queen of Dragons. I mean, no, no that's Game of Thrones. She's the Queen of Flowers or the garden queen. But, they have this moment, because okay, so in the movie, in the Italian movie, Flowers in the Attic II, like really the Targaryen, the getting carried away Targaryen really like in Flowers in the Attic was not Dany's family, but the Lannister's.
Which I know it's tough to follow, but as soon as we see a look on her face it harkens back to the mom and the grandmother in the movie, Flowers in the Attic, which is, wait a second, because again, this isn't about Game of Thrones, but again you're saying she's got that same look. Which is a look of a door without hinges I'd guess you'd say, is a way to put it indirectly.
So, just her look, if you've seen Flowers in the Attic, as soon as you see Dany, even the in the Game of Thrones or in this movie, she's the Queen of Gardens in the movie though. You say, “That's like the grandmother in Flowers in the Attic, even though …” It's more like a filming technique and foreshadowing, no doubt about it.
Okay, so flash back to look in Flowers in the Attic, they say the garden has been betrayed, and she says, “Jon Snow.” And, he goes, “No, Varys.” And she goes, “No, no, no. You told Sansa, or you heard this … he heard it from you, who heard it from Sansa, who heard it from Jon, rumors. Bothering me every day, just need some time to get away.” And, she goes, “Spread it in secret because this answer, you got played dude, by Sansa.” Who's not in this movie. But, she's one of the kids from the wardrobe.
Which again, they're just influence different because they came to this world through a wardrobe, and they claim to be on the side of growing things and flowers everywhere and balance, the Stark kids who would call them this, and she … but, she used to be the Queen of the Garden, right? Slowly, Daenerys is becoming the Queen of Flowers only, or maybe I don't know, but he says, “My intentions were good.” And, he says, “We all want a garden of growth, and said, one of them said, ‘It doesn't matter now.'”
Then, there's another close up, you see the parallels, again, Flowers in the Attic, hinge stores. Also, people … you say, “Okay, Dany's not in a grounded state.” We could say that.
And, maybe I don't know … Then we go back to Varys when this movie is writing letters. Again, Varys saying maybe I shouldn't have wrote that down. Maybe he was writing in his diary.
Takes off his rings, which I think in the movie was symbolic of his knowing that he was going to be off. Then Greyworm comes, he's the one who in the garden guards in this movie.
And, they go down to this beach by the duck pond, and Dany, Jon, and Tyrion are there. Jon's answering behind his back I think, just standing, that's how he likes to stand.
And, Tyrion says to his main man, to Varys, “I told on you.” And, Varys says, “Well, I hope I'm wrong that …” He doesn't say this, but we know his audience, “Look at that, don't you remember the movie Flowers in the Attic, because Tyrion was one of the kids that needed Flowers in the Attic anyway or whatever the movie was.
If you haven't seen the movie Flowers in the Attic ever in a clear headed state, either I was really young or … I never seen the movie straight through because it's just … I don't know, I should probably stop referring to it too because it's so … He says, “It was me.” This how do you get to this point, you say, Okay, what's more sleepy? This episode of Game of Thrones or Flowers?
Okay, so I hope I'm wrong. The children raised in worlds, what does that say? All children raised in worlds. I don't know what that means.
I hope I'm wrong. All children raised in worlds. I mean basically everyone wants their kids raised in a world with great growth and gardens to … maybe I was saying that these are all … kids, they came to this world as children. Even though they're adults, they're still acting like children. There's a nice arm touch in there. And then, Dany says, “Lord Varys, I … garden queen, first of my name, breaker of chains. Sentence you to the kiss by my giant goose.” And, she has this giant goose she rides. Which is gross. Don't get kissed by a goose. It's a pretty … I don't know where that beaks been.
It's also symbolically there, it's a sign that you have to leave. That when you're being kissed by a goose, they actually call you a goose kisser, and you have to leave the area immediately, you can never return.
So, he's kissed … Varys is kissed by a goose and then it's like they ignore him.
Dany's in a room, Greyworm's there. They're kind of talking about Missandei, who before the movie. So that was her best friend, and one of her main advisors that helped her kind of see the balance of the weeds and flowers and other growing things. By one of the two twins … Missandei the sister … Okay, so getting back to the Lannister's in this case to make it easy to describe.
The Lannister's are Jaime and Cersei who were the twins and then Tyrion is one of the younger siblings.
Now, Cersei … she still lives in the house where they lived by herself with her advisors and stuff. This is just when the movie starts.
Around her house, the giant mansion, there's this giant garden, a lot of it is protected by what we would call weeds. Like thistles, prickers, cactus, whatever, other stuff prickly stuff. Also there's flowers in there too, but on the outside it just looks like it's a bunch of pricker bushes and stuff.
What was my point there? Oh, she goose kissed, I mean she has a different thing other than a goose. Kissed Missandei, she had to leave the gardens forever and go be an adult. I think that's another thing, if you get kissed by a goose, you have to go live a grownup life even though you're a grownup.
Because the thing is it's a garden of plenty, so as long as it's in balance, which I guess none of them realize. They say, “Well, I'm an adult … I'm a kid in an adult's body, I don't know these scientific things. I don't know, I try to put words in the characters mouths now.
But, they're talking about Missandei, who's now in the adult world. She left the kids to the world, the garden world or the garden realm.
You can buy one of those twins by the sister.
Jon Snow comes in, this is like 1630 in HBO app, there's an amazing long pause and then Dany says, “Didn't I tell you, your sisters blabbermouth, and she once again no love around me. Only people worried about getting kissed by a goose.” And, he says, “I love you, you're my queen. Queen of my Garden in the garden in my heart.” And, she says, “Only a queen” … “Also technically you're my aunt.” Which again, it's convoluted because they came through the armoire, which makes me think everybody in this whole episode, I mean the whole series is somehow related because she's like … Anyway, there's this great whisper. She says, “All right then, after he kisses his aunt.”
Iron whisper, her whisper is like iron level, and she says, “Let it be goose kisses.” And, people are worried about getting kissed by the goose.
And, we're in this former throne room. The Queen of the Gardens, or garden queen or whatever. Tyrion is trying to talk to her and says, “Again, I want to review this. Even in other worlds there's IPM, integrated management of things are good for growing things.” And, he goes, “We just haven't had the pleasure of being in that situation already. Weeds are placed to where things live, and deal with the things that would mess up the flowers and the fruiting and the vegetabling.” And, he goes, “Who's fault is it to be weeds.”
Meanwhile, Dany is just 100% present anymore, in her understanding of the balance of the gardens and growth, and she says, “Mercy's our strength.” She goes, “For the future of the gardens. People shouldn't have to go through gardens to get pricked. It's pretty simple, worry about ivies or anything.”
I put long story here, the future of gardens, and I put long story.
Cersei, I think I already explained this. Yeah, here's my explanation, your sister Cersei in this movie has her own garden around the mansion, pricker bushes and more.
So, Cersei is basically, we're going to weed every weed in the garden, starting with the garden around this mansion and Cersei, because she's calling herself the Queen of the Gardens too.
And, she's more like Queen of Weeds. … A couple of things. People … adult children will just say living in all of this, and actually have … here's the thing, I've done a lot. When I was a kid, we used to spend a lot of time in pricker bushes.
So, you might say, this is ridiculous, and we never did this exactly because we spend a lot of time there. But, you learn where you could crawl through the pricker bushes without getting scrapped. You just naturally learn that.
Because we had an entire yard next to our house. There was a backyard of our neighbors that was never trimmed or anything, and it was 98% pricker bushes. And, we still found a way to get through there and lay in there in places of like where you could live.
I mean we didn't, but we said, “When we move away from home we're going to live in here. But, if you weren't there, what you do is you attache bells to the places where you could crawl through and shake them. That's what they do in this movie, which we said is brilliant. Hear a bell ring, head towards it, you'll know it's a safe spot to crawl through or maybe even walk through.”
And, Tyrion says, “How about this, if we decide we're not going to weed the gardens, the bells are a sound of safety, so we'll just ring all the bells. And, everybody will know, ‘Okay, gardens, and weeds are back in balance.”
And Cersei [inaudible 00:37:50] give up, because she has to, it's common sense. So, that's where the bells kind of came from in this one.
Also, there's flower, again, this is where it starts to get a little fantastic. There were flowers and pricker bushes, and you realize they were like Fantasia. So, it's a little bit, so, it's more acceptable, they're still vegetative, but they walk around and stuff.
They don't have eyes or mouths. So, we identify with them a little bit less than something that's fully anthropomorphized.
And then Khaleesi says, Dany says, “Your brother was busted, he was trying to sneak back to your sister's house.” And, she says, “Next time you fail me, will be the last time you fail me.” Holy mackerel.
Queen Cersei is getting all the kids behind the pricker bushes, so we see her there, a lot of kids are berry picking. Onion knight waits, we see the Onion knight, what's his name, it's not Ser Jorah, c'mon Scoots. One of my favorite characters, my brain doesn't always work right.
So, he's waiting for Jon and Tyrion, and he says, “In daybreak we're going to swoop in there and start pulling weeds, nobody's going to like it.” I don't know what that says to Jon and Tyrion, and oh and Onion.
Then we see the Hound and Arya and they're on a mission. They say, “We're going to go in, we're just going to ask her to leave the house. And then the whole thing will be solved with Cersei.”
Then Jaime goes to the … or Tyrion goes to see this Jaime character in the movie and exactly like the show. In a tent 23:30, right before he goes into the tent, there's a brief comic interlude, which is translation, you could see that 23:30 or something.
Then … there was a brief comedy between Jaime, and he says, “How'd they find you?” He says, “My golden hand, dude. I'm not the brightest.” He goes, “I'm the looker, you know.” And, he goes, “Oh, I forgot, yeah I didn't realize you're the brains, and I'm the looks. Now, they don't know about Arya, and the Hound going to convince Cersei, so just go convince Cersei because we need butterflies, we need weeds, we need birds. We need grubs. We need everything.”
He goes, “Do you know about soil erosion?” He goes, “I'm the looks man, not the brains.” He goes, “Between Cersei and Dany, no one even believes that …” He goes, “This is soil erosion issue too. Water retention …” He goes, “Do you know anything about root stalk?” He goes, “I'm the looks, sorry I'm just goin of on a tirade that Scoots plan.”
This is a little bit of a gardening message. He goes, “Also, kids eat berries, everybody eats the berries.” Jaime says, “I give up.” And then, Tyrion comes, he goes, “Go run away together.” He goes, “Go get your sister, your true love, start a new life. He goes, I'll tell you where the armoire is, you go back out through the armoire, there's a mansion on that side too.” And he says, “You can start a new life there, do it. Before you do ring all the bells.”
This was one point in the movie, and they actually show it quite [inaudible 00:41:58].
If you're ringing the bells when it's not 100% guaranteed, because they thought they were supposed to ring the bells when they say, “Hey, we give up. Cersei's gone.” But, he says, “Ring the bells no matter what kind.” That's how I took it.
And, he says, “You're going to get into a lot of trouble with Queen of Gardens on this one.” He goes, “It'll be a fair trade.”
Also, numbers it goes from millions to thousands or something, but whatever, he says, “I owe you for …” he goes, “Dude, we've already been through a lot in that first movie. So, you helped me deal with mom and grandma. You got me through it.” It's really a loving moment, he says, “I love you.” He says, “I love you too.”
So, that's it. Then we see the duck pond outside of Cersei's house, there's this giant duck pond covering a lot of, like 50% of the back side of the house. And, in it are all these Canadian geese, which always bug people. Like they're protective because they say, no one's going to come bug this side of the geese pond with the geese there. No one is going to bug it, like bother, because the geese will bug them. Then we see a bunch of kids, or adult kids getting ready to defend the pricker bushes with berries and stuff like that. Then, we see the moving pricker bushes and stuff getting ready to defend things.
Then we see this cool Arya and Hound moment when they're rolling into these weed gardens, I guess we could call them for short hand. Even though there's flowers and birds and everything in them.
Then Jaime comes in, he kind of un-gloves his gold hand and tries to get it. We see the Golden Company who are … they say, “We're here to protect the weeds man, we can't … like they're just working there. So, they actually believe in the cause of garden balance, they just believe they were just supposed to be here protecting this garden.
If it's not a garden it's just overgrown weeds. They say, “You don't know what's inside. Tons of birds and [inaudible 00:44:20].” So, there's a showdown or stare down with the people that work for the Garden Queen who are the snow kids or other kids that have gone through the wardrobe, and the garden guards, and other people from other realms that the Garden Queen has liberated. She liberated them from being forced to work, keeping gardens in … like she said, they were working in that, getting paid. That part gets kind of forgotten about.
So, we see all the other kids. Everybody is getting ready. If you open or to the bells, call it off. Oh, Tyrion again, says to Jon, “If you hear the bells call it all off, don't weed this whole garden man can't do it, because Jon just still follow.” He says, “I'm following orders from the Queen, man, I think maybe it is a good idea to at least weed away most of the stuff regarding the Greater Garden that Cersei is hiding behind.” Tyrion and Onion share a look and then we see Cersei, she looks up from the house, like the big windows of the house over her whole garden. The garden pot with the flowers, and the trim, like the landscape garden and the weeds protecting the landscape garden.
Close up of the house, you see something, two birds, what does that mean? Jaime tries to get in, we see two nice birds. They kind of become a mag thing and one of the birds has a toy in one of it's things. And, they just kind of … I don't know they were kind of there just to tell and extra story of like a play of two birds caught in the middle of this garden where every kid is acting like a kid.
Instead of saying, “Let's protect the balance of this whole thing, we hear a little teaser reigns a [inaudible 00:46:31]. Because everybody tries to get into the house. Once they know, or once they suspect this garden is about to get weeded. Like some of us are weeds, some of us are burning the butterfly, might say, “I'm a caterpillar on the leaf of a weed. What about me?” Then, I say, “I hear you. This is where it really paid off.” But, any swishing Miyazaki styling. [inaudible 00:47:06], Cersei, Tyrion, also there's a lot of shots of facial reaction shots, and really strong silent acting.
The animation, I guess it was not acting what I was watching. Comparing it to the Game of Thrones episode. There's wind, we see the geese pond or the duck pond again. Geese are waiting, and the wind kind of picks up and one of the head geese, there's even people in swan boats down there too. Which you didn't notice originally. Kind of geese keepers or whatever.
And, what does that say? Birchers, oh so, Euron. So, Cersei's new boyfriend, Euron's down there in the geese boat and he looks up. Now, Cersei she has that giant goose right? And also we see her goose coming down, and then we hear this sound. And, it's the sound of a frigging mower, a lawnmower. Which she had gotten, just a spoiler. She'd gone through the armoire, back to the modern world, got a lawnmower then came back.
So, obviously her world has never dealt with a lawnmower that's full of weeds and flowers. The geese don't like that, so they fly away. Euron jumps out of the swan boat and the swan boat gets lawn mowed. And, Euron was in a duck geese pond, which is just gross anyway. So, the geese are going, they fly away, birchers, I don't know what that means.
Oh, then we have a standoff, between the garden guards. The people from the armoire team, everybody, they're waiting against the Golden Company, who again, like I said, that one dude, he … was one of the original investors or something, I don't know. So, they're waiting. Everybody looks uptight, they're exchanging looks. Then they start hearing sounds and they say, “What is that sound?” Again, the world has never heard a lawnmower, a lawnmower sound is distinctively out of place.
Especially, when you listen … it makes the sound as it's going. You say, what is it doing even?
Greyworm steps forward, nobody likes it, Howard Rundown, oh the horses don't like the sound even, of course they don't. Who would like the sound? I don't know, I mean a human in our world, at a distance the lawn mowing sound to me, it's the right time of day, it's relaxing. Not all the time or not too close, when we're recording a podcast. Well, I don't have any lawn near me. So, usually there's not much on going.
Anyway, horses don't like it, I don't know what rudenbee means, mowing begins to command it's on. Oh, running, they say, I think this is when it starts to say, “It's time to weed the garden. So, they start running towards the castle as Cersei just mow straight to a pricker bush, opens the door right into the greater garden.
Oh yeah, the dude from Harvard tries to run, he's the leader of the Golden Company. He says, “What the heck? I don't even believe in this cause.” And, Greyworm sends him a goose's kiss, Carter of the week.
Carter of the week, I don't know, it's time to weed the garden. So, first … okay, but they're very specific at first. They're going after prickers, thistles, nettles, I forgot about them, cacti, cacti? You're going to even weed the cacti? I don't know, they're not even technically weeds, but they're weeding those things.
And, you say, “Okay, some of the flowers might get accidentally stepped on and the birds will get away.” This isn't great, but okay. Maybe there was more buildup, maybe they're going to weed away the prickers and the prickly things, and the itchy stuff.
Then, Cersei will leave the house and then they'll say, “Okay, not we'll restore the balance. I really am the keeper of the gardens. I'm the Garden Queen, I'm nothing like Cersei, and Jaime, and Tyrion's grandmother and mother.” In the movie, the first movie that's totally unrelated to this.
Then, we see Cersei seize everything, but she does not see. She might see it with her eyes, but she's distant and she hears what she does not hear. I mean, so, she's looking out on an empty garden, or like lawn boats and no geese. Then, watching a mower just mow through, watch her garden get weeded. I mean especially pricker bushes, I mean, this is like a serious mower, you know.
It hears what it does not hear. Tyrion walks into the city like, “Holy cow.” … Also, Tyrion, from a lot of people's perspectives, this is just a sloppy job too. Because, if you're going to do it right, you wouldn't just mow a pricker bush, you have to trim it down and then dig it out. Now, just be mowing over it. It makes a big mess.
So, Tyrion walks, and sees such a mass … prickers mowed everywhere, and trampling. He goes, “You're supposed to do this with time.” He says, “Oh, boy, this is really rushed, botched job.”
He walks into the city or towards it, I was wondering. Then we see Clegane and the housekeeper of the mansion, whose name is Clyburn. And, he says, “Your grace.” To Cersei.
Again, I'm watching this in Italian, so good thing I have all this Game of Thrones names to throw around.
He says, “I think …” She goes, “Don't worry, we're surrounded by pricker bushes.” He goes, “There's no pricker bushes left.” She goes, “I got those geese that hiss and bug people, and they even poop on people.” And, he goes, “There's no geese left.” And, she goes, “There's nothing to worry about.” And, he goes, “Yes, your grace.”
Then, who will walk, I rate hands on Wednesday, hands of Wednesday, heart of weeds. Cool walk in into the heart of the weeds.
Okay, so we have Jon, Onion Knight, and everybody, and they're doing some cool walking into the heart of the last weeds. So, they've been weeding a lot. And, there's this last group of kid adults that are like defending the weeds with throwing berries and stuff like that. And, swinging meddles into stuff like that.
But, they stop because they say, “It looks like you're about to weed.” It was like a little bit of a tense standoff, and they Tyrion's waiting for the bells to ring, Jaime is running, we don't really know where he's going.
Let's see, onto walks, oh, not it's not running. Dude it's walking. WTF, but Cersei is waiting up in the mansion, waits on something, I can't read, Branson breast, and then the Goose Lands with the mower still running, but now open. So, just the engine is running, but it's not in gear, facing everybody. But, just hearing this giant goose, which can squawk with the mower.
So, all the kids, they say, “Forget it, we're not going to. Go ahead and take the garden, get Cersei out of here, we're done.” They say, “We'll just get out of this garden here. And, you could finish weeding it I guess. Or, we'll weed it, whatever.”
Then, there's reaction shots, like stay shots, like a long shot of the sky shot. The sky shot of the garden. Then Cersei, then Jaime, then Tyrion. Tyrion's like, “C'mon, ring the bells, man.”
Then we cut to start getting closeup of Daenerys, Queen of the Gardens, and we see again. I think they probably did something. But, if you've seen the first flowers in the attic, you say, “Holy cow, she's become one with the grandmother and the mother from that movie.” The Grandmother, I think, is the one.
Then, we see Tyrion … what does that say? Hound or hands. Ox, oh, I think that's more of the goose. Daenerys, I think we see a close up of her face again. Then we see real close ups of Cersei's and Dany's faces. Cersei's mouth is open, one way. Tyrion's mouth is open, another way. And Dany's mouth is open another way. Just good acting, good animating in that movie I saw.
So, we go Cersei, Dany, Cersei, the bells, Tyrion. The bells ring, and then we see Jon do, woo, I can breath here. I'm watching it live right now. But, I don't know. Oh yeah, it's too late, he says, Jon, says I can breathe, Cersei closes her eyes, I guess this is it. Lost my attempts of being a queen in this garden.
Then we see Tyrion, then we just notice that the bells are getting on Daenerys' nerves. Where you could just see by her animating, she says that these bells are making my ears … stop the bells.
And then, she says, “I'll just cover up the bells with the sound of the mower.” And, then she says, “I'll just mow all the … because she doesn't know, the bells are in the garden.” So, she says, “I'm just going to start mowing, all the pricker, like anything, she just starts mowing.” She, just got bell overload right?
And, everybody realizes that it's like you're not even mowing a straight line, or … especially with your mowing with a flying swan, it's just not a good idea.
Tyrion, “oh no” look, and then Jon “oh no” look, then a Greyworm look that just says, “I loathe weeds. And, anyone that supports weeds.” Greyworm, is with Daenerys, let's just rid the world of all weeds. Even growing things, that could be a weed. Seen this regression in regular humanity or movies. That could be a weed too. Once that starts, then they say, “Cut it all down man. Everything.” It's all weeds, it could be hiding weeds. Jon says, “No, no you can't do that.” Then we go through Greyworm, like in slow-mo, just cutting most of the weeds down, but at some plants. This is only, the flowers are still mostly safer than some flowers start getting cut down.
Then we see Dany mowing away, then we see the city getting mowed, or whatever the giant garden. Then we see Cersei looking at a long shot. Then we see Tyrion, then we see the Onion Knight telling the kids that used to help with the garden say, “Hey, let's get out of here.” Because when a pricker gets mowed you can still get.” He goes, no let's go.
So, he's helping, we see more mowing, we see Jon Snow, just like a shot of him from behind, it's slow, he's slow walking. He's totally stunned, like he's going to be a double RF, he's still kind of doing a little here, they give him more of a hero moment. Then we see Dany, then the lawn mowing shot.
Cersei watching, she says to herself, “Maintain composure.” You can feel her saying that to herself. Maintain proper posture and composure, even as your entire garden. I mean for her, because she said, “When I was a kid, I used to dream about getting out of this mansion and having this garden be mine, protected.
Then we see Jaime, oh, this is another WTF, also Jaime is on the beach outside the goose pond. I think he rang the bells, but I'm not sure. Believe me, that part already passed, but somehow I'm behind the episode.
No, no. Okay, well the part where the parts got rang. I remember exactly with the episode right now, Jon Snow slow walking, I think I'm three minutes longer than the episode somehow.
So, then Euron, oh Euron, so, Jaime comes out of the duck pond, and Euron's there. So, Cersei's new boyfriend, and Jaime says, “Great man, like we both love Cersei, let's go get her out of there.” He doesn't tell him about going through the armoire, but he was about to. He goes. “No, no, man. I'm her boyfriend, period.” He goes, “I have a goose to kiss you. Then, it's over.”
Then all brings goose house … So, then Jaime says, “What about a thumb war for who gets kissed by a goose.” Oh, Cersei, she's still looking on and Clyburn says, “It's time to go.”
And, she goes, “It's fine.” And, then we see Tyrion, or she goes, “No, no, no.” He goes, “Yeah, let's go to Greg … there's another place we could go.” He doesn't know about the armoire, he knows about another place that's totally safe.
Then, we even see outside, not only Cersei using oil, now she's using propane. Like she has this propane hookup in her mower or something. That's the wildfire in the Game of Thrones episode. And, this one is a little bit different. It was built into the mower. Shot the city and then we see Jaime and Euron, and they go back and forth. They're playing thumb war, but meanwhile, Euron has like a goose under his shirt. So, his goose reaches over and kisses Jaime, but Jaime turns his face so he actually gets kissed on the shoulder, and technically Jaime says that doesn't count I wasn't kissed on the face by a goose. So, they keep doing a thumb war and meanwhile the goose is still trying to kiss Jaime.
So, Jaime again, gets kissed on his shoulder again. But, Jaime makes his move where he wins the thumb war and then the goose kisses Euron in the face.
So, Jaime says, “You lost the thumb war and you got kissed on the face by a goose dude.” And, Euron goes, “Well, I had you kissed twice by a goose. … Cersei is going to smell the goose on you, dude.”
And, he goes, “Well, I got to go save my sister and my true love, bye.” Go home … okay, where is this. Okay, no, I'm ahead of myself here.
Another king for you. Off to my sister. … “I'm the man who had a goose kiss Jaime Lannister's both his shoulders.” Or something like that. “I'm the man, whose goose kissed Jaime Lannister.” That's what he says.
Again, I think, because I don't speak Italian. So, then we see again, maybe more of mowing, then we have the Hound and Arya. The Hound goes, “Listen Arya, do you hear them mowing? There's too many weeds, there's too much …” He goes, “You know what's next, she's going to mow the house down.” And Arya goes, “It's not possible to mow a house down.” He goes, it is, that's why in the animated version they made those attachments to the mower. He's goes, “She's on a giant flying goose. Go home and be with your family. Maybe go back through the armoire, I don't know. But, don't stay here. Don't be like me.” This isn't like the movie with King Louis, you don't want to be like … you don't want to be like me.
And, she goes, “Huh.” Then she goes, “Maybe he's right, and she goes, “Sandor, thank you.” And, let's see, stars mowing, going on. Maybe more mowing, slow motion or something, and then we see Cersei is trying to leave with. One of her main keeps, other than the house keepers is the old bellman, or the door man. Who again, there's also this mashup with this Mary Shelly book, I'll just put it that way, and … his brother's like a character from one of those books. Even though, he's like the doorman of the house.
And Sandor's brother Gregor, and he goes, “Your grace”, which was great. There's other people that tried to … meanwhile the house was getting mowed at this point. He says, “Hello, big brother.” So, the granger awaits, no thanks. They tell Ser Gregor, they say, “Hey, we're in control.” Ser Gregor even knows. He goes, the house is getting mowed dude. He doesn't speak at all. But, again, it was in Italian anyway.
But, basically says, “No thanks, Cersei says, I'm leaving then.”
So, then we have this show down. Everybody is calling, before this happened, the Clegane ball. After, I have no idea. Maybe they called it the stair dance or something. I don't know. Because they're going to have one of one thing. … I don't know what that says, because they bust out these Nerf's like Nerf darts to stick on one another. Yeah, Cersei and Jaime are reunited back at the map room. So, back in the attic in this case, in the show, in the map room, in the movie in the attic. You say, holy cow, holy demeaning, where it all happened. Where brother and sister supported true love. I mean maybe you don't get it. … but, it's still true love, or it seems like it. The house was made of weeds. Because even ivy, I think that's what triggers Dany, was that the house was covered in ivy. You say, why would some one mow a house.
I say, “Good point, I forgot to mention the house is ivy covered.”
So, then the Clegane Bowl is going on. Which is basically like a Nerf competition, Nerf dart competition. And, then you have Arya, she's trying to leave, to get out of there, but it's like hard to find your way when there's mowing going on. And, weeding with propane weeding. And, just kind of mud, everything.
It's all getting everything mowed. Now at this point, even the flowers are getting mowed, weed everything, it's like at this point, don't even leave the grass, because Dany considers, people just have … whatever you call it. I've never heard of this happening because it's so tedious, weeding. No one ever says you really got carried away weeding. I guess they do. They say, that wasn't weed, that was a flower. Wow, I was having so much fun weeding. I just couldn't stop. So, this is why it's fiction, especially this avanguard stuff.
But, a poach shot worth having? No, that's … Everything getting mowed, poached shot with Hound, with having a fever.
So, then Arya start sneezing. That was one thing I noticed. Parallel shots with the Hound and Arya, that's what that says.
So, basically Arya is sneezing, she can't see because her eyes are watering because there's so much stuff in the air. And, the Hound is getting pelted with Nerf darts from his brother. But, the Arya gets helped, a woman reaches out, she's with her daughter, she says here's some tissues. The Hound kind of reaches a world of absurdity. Which I guess is kind of a way of kind of saying of commenting, maybe it's commentary, I don't know. Because he just starts laughing at the ridiculousness, because everything, sticking him, nothing sticks to his brother. And, he says, “Typical, man. No Nerf darts stick to you because you sweat oil or something.”
So, basically he's covered in Nerf darts, his brother's actually pulling on the Nerf darts, which can leave like a Nerf dart hickey, and … Let's see, she gets help, here's a tissue. Hound goes absurd.
Then we see Jon Snow, I guess we just see Jon Snow kind of reacting to all the mowing that's going on. More the propane wildfire in Game of Thrones show that propane and weeding going on.
Let's see, starts teaming, … I don't know at some point Jon finally realizes, like of all the people from my part … they came through the armoire with me from the world of the armoire, we should've never gotten involved with this other. He says, “Let's go back to the North.” But, everybody has weed fever. I guess, you'd call it that, Weed Fever.
You see, why did you weed everything, like remember when Scoots talked about getting Spree fever, what's Spree fever? Have you ever eaten like three Spree's in a row? What's a Spree, it's kind of like a Sweetart with a candy coating on it, okay. And, if you have too many in a row, or Sweetarts, or maybe even other things like that. Do you ever get feverish from having those in a row? Wow, that's …
So, this is like that with weeding. You do so much weeding, you get fever, you act feverish at least.
Jon says, “Fall back, flowers are getting ruined too.” At some point even the weeders are going to get weeded. Which we already started to see.
Arya took a little nap, I think she sensed the Hound because of the parallel shots, then we see even the bells. Some of the bells start falling on Arya. Then as Arya runs, she thinks, “I think I'm going to re-pot some of these plants so they don't get mowed.
But then, as she runs and drops them, Cersei and Jaime, they realize that they're in the attic. They say, “Oh, we're going to sneak out this way.” And they say, “Oh, we can't sneak out.” So, they sit back on their beds or whatever, and they say, “Let's comfort one another.” Because they hear the mower going and everything. It's not easy, Cersei just lost what she thought she had. And, they say, “Remember the good days in here? We had some good days.” We hear the song, I think again.
And nothing, Jaime says, “Nothing else matters. Let's just be here together and comfort one another.” And then they get proverbially, I can't say, proverbially, they get kissed by geese basically, metaphorically kissed by geese.
As we hear it rains cassimere, potted plants crying. I don't know what that means, but I'm sure potted plants were crying when they saw this. I don't know honestly, they stay forever. Potted plants crying.
Let's start with a P, I guess that is potted plants. I don't think so though. There's another shot after that is something. Oh, Arya, maybe she saw the plants that she dropped. Then Arya walking through what's once a garden. This is the end of the episode.
So, basically after Jaime and Cersei get kissed proverbially by geese, we see Arya walking through. So, this is a post garden scene here. No garden left. No flowers, no weeds, no grass. But, there's floating things in the air, very cinematic.
She's walking through, you could say flowers no more, garden no more. And, then she sees this one swan, standing there, waiting for her, which is strange. But, the swan is covered in like, grass and clumps of mud and stuff.
And, she gets on the back of the swan, a giant swan by the way, sorry about that. And, the swan waddles off with her on it. Maybe it's a duck, I guess probably it was a duck, a white duck. Maybe not a swan because she put her hands around it's neck.
And, that concludes the end of the movie. The credits rolled. Just faded out with Arya, where the character to me represented Arya.
So, all in all, it was a lot happened I guess. We got one more episode together, I don't know again. Maybe somebody will call me and say there's a part three, Flowers in the Attic III, Wheeze in the Garden. I guess probably that's what it was called. Again, I didn't take the time. There was no recording allowed, otherwise I would've taken recording in some of this stuff.
But thanks everybody that let me into that screening, and let me know about it so I can compare. And, yeah, that's a little bit about … We got plenty more content here. We got Tom in a bounce, we got the [inaudible 01:16:36] new, so I'm here to keep you company.
And yeah, don't worry it'll be concluded in a satisfactory way. Just like this movie way, you're riding away off to dreamland. Waddling off on the back of a swan, just like Arya did. Goodnight.
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Yes, it was Tommen in here. Ser Tommen as I was once known and now just Tommen, one name here with my best friend Ser Pounce in my lab at this time behind my desk. A clock on the wall behind me not ticking because again, I bought another clock to wind.
Ser Pounce is sitting here and when we're in the office when my phone rings. Now, this took a bit of explaining for me and then a bit of explaining for you because a phone … in your world, they try to limit my screen time when I'm mikey, you see. I guess you would say it's a communications device. It's a phone, and it rings and someone says nothing, I say, “Hello, hello?” And they say, “This is Tommen and Pounce.” And they say specifically, “This is Tommen, Ser Pounce is here in my lap though, what can we do you for?” And they say again, “I'm looking for you, but I can't find you.” And I said, “Okay, what … there's something familiar in your voice.”
And they said, “They hear something familiar in my voice.” And I said, “What do you call, you know who I am, you have me at a disposition, you have me …” “They call me Jesus.”
“Oh, Jesus, I like the sound of that. It's familiar but different.” “Where should we meet?” “Well, I'm either down in Out Café right now, what do you say you meet me here?” “Well actually I'd prefer not, because I've eaten there before and it's subpar. But, what I could meet you someplace a little grittier, there is a place where there used to be this new past time here. Subpar Golf, it was indoor mini golf, putting actually. But, I think that's where we should meet, it's not longer in business. But Noir Chardonnay is working on a new business there so I have a key. So, I'll meet you out back in the alley behind Subpar Golf, okay.” “I'll see you then.”
And, so we went and Ser Pounce and I, we headed out to the city. The city known by a million names, it could be summarized by just one in a day. It was one of those hot, hot days in the city. Out in the summertime, humid, hazy, I'll say it, heckalacious even.
But, Ser Pounce and I we headed down to Subpar, we headed, we actually headed in the front door, because this was a move I said, “Ser Pounce I prefer not to go.” And then, we opened up and then we closed the front door. Put the blinds down so no one would say, “Can we come in and play mini golf.” That's actually how Noir Chardonnay ended up purchasing it.
I said, “What is this in here? Is this grass for me to lie on?” And he said, “We're no longer in business and no.” And Noir Chardonnay said, “Interesting.” So he explained to me the whole thing. Put-put what someone …
Anyway, we went in there, I opened the back door and I let … I was going to cut to the chase, but when I opened the door, standing there in the doorway against the sun and sky, I'm not sure. To be honest, I wasn't sure if I was looking at a man or a god.
I was just stunned, overwhelmed with feelings of both envy and aspiration is a person.
I said, “Are you Jesus?” I said, “Hey, who?” And I said, “Are you Jesus?” And they said, “Yes I am.”
And, I said, “I hope you're comfortable with me saying you're very … and they said, “Thank you.” And, I said, “C'mon in, welcome to Subpar, please close the door behind you.”
And as they closed the door, the lights and the Subpar it changed from the light from the sun from outside. The person, he looked a little grittier, he looked a little tired, but he still had …
What would life be like for this person compared to me? This person, people probably smile when he comes in and you know the whole thing, went on a whole … and they said, “Excuse me.” And I said, “Okay, when are you joining Ser Pounce and me for a round of mini golf? And tell me what's happening Jesus.” And, he said, “Okay.” And, we started to play.
Now, not everything was working correctly. The first one was a mailbox, you try to roll the ball and then you make it jump and then the mailbox, if you get it in it goes down the pole holding the mailbox and you get a hole in one. Also the flag pops up when you get it in there. It's a cool effect.
If you miss you just drop down to the lower level where the greens are. I was explaining this to Jesus and Jesus said he never played. It wasn't a popular game you know. Mini golf in my world and the world of Noir Chardonnay see, but we started to play and above our heads the lights flicker and the sun set. Dust was drifting in and out of the light to making it look like precipitation almost.
And, ended up just of course, this person made a hole in one on the first try, and again I said, “Well, by the way, the maximum number of shots you could take is five.” And, we went onto the next hole and I said, “Do you keep score? So, I did good? The lowest score is the better.”
And I said, “Part of it is just having fun. Also you could lie on the grass, that's something too.” Ser Pounce likes going in and out of the different features.”
The next one was like a pinball game, and again you had to get it right in the middle to get a hole in one, and I said, “This is based on another game of pinball, where the ball gets bounced around. Doesn't know where it's going.” … Jesus said, “I know how that feels.” And I said, “I'm sure it looks like you do.”
Beautiful gleaming silver ball, or a golden ball. You know if you wanted … and, it goes, I think it's silver though because it's more reflective. Getting bounced around all around. Then you say, “Well, isn't that the point of the game?” Another hole in one this Jesus got. And again, I actually got a four, so I was doing better myself.
Then, we went into one that was kind of boring, you try to roll it over a fake river, and you could fall into the river and then you go over like jumping a broken bridge, I guess is what I'm saying.
And, if you jump the broken bridge, a covered bridge, broken bridge into a covered bridge you could get a hole in one. Which Jesus did first.
And, I said, “Wow, you're pretty good at this golfing. From my understanding you may look a bit like a golfer. …” Jesus said, “Thanks, but I just want to … I thought he needed to get some help.” And I said, “Yeah, why don't we just lie on the grass instead of playing the game over at this whole because it has a bit of long … this is the one with the longest green of fairway or whatever.
And, I said, “Oh, this one has these mounds which are good. They're hard to get up, and then the ball rolls back down, but they're good for holding your head up.”
So, we laid next to each other, Jesus and I, Ser Pounce patrolling around us. Studying Jesus, and I said, “Even Ser Pounce is checking out this Jesus.” And, I said, “Why don't you tell me.” He said, “It's strange looking at you, you think … look at how easy Jesus took up golf and just hit all those holes in one, a natural. But then, I see a look in between your forehead and your actual eyes. Something happening there in your brow. That tells me you're not quite sure if you're even good at it or not, and you're not having fun at all. And, you wish you were somewhere else where you don't wish you would be.”
And, I said, “Is that what your forehead is doing?” And Jesus said, “Your tell me.” And I said, “It is what it is doing.” And I said, “Do you know … what I've heard is that that's a place where people hold tension Jesus.” And, I said, “I've learned a technique though. And I got some golf balls, and this is part of my technique, do you know …” I said, “Actually Noir Chardonnay did teach me this.” And, I got some golf balls and I showed him how to massage his forehead with the golf balls. They're not as comfortable as massaging your back, but I said, “Do it gently and it will release some of that tension in there. I said the red ball is particularly good and the purple ball for the kind of tension you seem to be experiencing.”
And he said, “What kind of tension?” And I said, “You're in conflict. You forgot … I said, “I don't even understand it myself to be honest Jesus.” I said, “I think this is a very … all you could say is it's a very confusing situation. For more than one person though I think it's where you've turned away. Do you understand what I'm saying?” And Jesus said, “No.” And I said, “Okay, let me explain it to you.” And I said, “Let's walk the course let's get up.” And, we started to walk the course and I said lets just imagine that at every hole you get a hole in one, hole 3, hole 4, hole 5, and here I was getting four … fours and fives, maybe a three, maybe even a hole in one.
In the one where you're trying to make it look like with the C-L-O-W-N. Because when I seemed to be more focused on. And I said, let's just say you play and then you start to think. You start to think about just about getting these holes in one, and maybe that this helps us stay in business because they say, look at that man getting all the holes in one, I want to golf where he golfs.
And somehow it becomes this relationship right? You come here, you … think you're having fun, but you have to keep hitting holes in one, and he said, “I'm confused.” And I said, “Well, it's a confusing situation. But, here's the thing Jesus, the whole time you were playing with a boy named Tommen, all that time.” And he said, “And, I forgot.” I said, “I don't know if you forgot, but you may have been distracted. Distraction upon distraction upon distraction right? Because you have the situation which we'll never speak of other than to say that ever again or to refer to it in any manner. See? Then you have the feelings … there's multiple layers of confusion. Then you don't know how to feel … then you have the multiple distractions of feelings about the confusing things. And, you can even probably say to yourself occasionally, ‘I don't even know why I'm hitting these balls in the hole.'” … Oh boy, I didn't realize I was, oh boy, you don't even know why you're putting. You don't even know why you're playing this game, it's not the Game of Thrones, it's another straight …
There was a man that drank giants milk, and I said to myself “What in the hey?” So, here you find yourself with hole after hole of golf played successfully. And, you had a boy next to you and you never even noticed he was playing with you, watching you. And also, your feelings, no offense, you can't keep them, they're vibrating all around you, the whole golf place. Your handsomeness can't just mask everything, you do know to cut to the chase.
And then, he smiled at me and threw his hair back, and I forgot for a while what we were talking about. Because they said … then, he said, “Hey, let's go look in the mirror, noticing something about you.” We went and looked in the mirror and he started to show me. He said, “I think your hair could be like mine.” And I said, “No, never.” And he said, “Let's go, would you prefer to practice … because I noticed something about your golf swing too.” And I said, “No, no no. What golf? No, if I could have this hair.” And he said, “Listen, I'm sorry. I didn't realize that …” And I said, “There's probably something beyond apology you know. But … are you moving forward in this world. Maybe you and I could, maybe you could teach me about my hair just the way when you're looking and it looks like your brain is empty.”
“I have that feeling sometimes, but the look on my face. Someone once said, it's donecicle, where you even I makes me sigh. You know I have no business sighing, I do. So maybe …” and he said, “I'd like to teach you about those things. Let's go get your hair cut. And they could teach you about flicking your hair and maybe we could just be friends?” And I said, “Maybe we could just be friends.”
And we set off the two of us into the night. The night was hazy now with the heat and the humidity having over it. We closed the door on that chapter and oh boy, I don't want to brag here, but you know once I was a detective, now I have great hair. I didn't realize it, he just said, “Well, if you just do this, and he even showed me.”
In a true way, he said, “We have the same hair. It's just a matter of styling and your self-possession.” He's still giving me those lessons. And he said, “You don't have to think it, you just have to know it.” And then he said, “And, maybe shake it.” And I said, “Okay.”
So, that's an update for now. I'll talk to you soon. I'll see you in another world of, thank you for joining us on KPOUNCE Radio, radio of cats and kids, and best friends everywhere.
It's time for my prayers to God old and new, and newer. Crone, sweet, sweet Crone, Miller Smith, Barky, Jester, Hound dog God, it's your humble servant and now more ways than one. In some sense and employee. Or, what do you call it when you're a … cat camper, you're a camper. Sorry gods, its just sounds so funny. It really makes me sound like elastic waistband pants, and a sleeping bag, holding a sleeping back over my shoulder.
I don't know why I have that image either gods, so don't worry, if there's … that's a question gods, I didn't even think about this. Crone sweet, sweet Crone, Miller Smith, Barky, Jester, Hound dog god, is there going to be uniforms at this camp? I don't know think, usually you get a T-shirt. Crone are you going to have like issues of lengths of shorts, because shorts nowadays are, oh boy, are they short. Not on me, but you know, people where short shorts nowadays Crone.
Okay, well, let me get to the point because that's not what I'm good at, we only have … our time together on this audio podcast is short and unless I'm watching you on repeats. So, really formalizing our connection here through this summer camp, where I'll be a camper. One of your campers.
I feel like I just … I really, really feel like at least a 30, 40, or 50 … I feel younger Crone … and the rest, just because it was age, it wasn't just directed at you Crone, it was just you're the top of the list. So, believe it or not, I have been thinking since the last time we spoke god, or sometimes that doesn't always happen or prayering.
But, I wanted to talk to you, so let's go over our goals. Because … I don't know if we have any. Don't think I'm reviewing things because I don't have anything. So, our goal is to have a summer camp where yearly … I would have a yearly reason to … I don't know what is it called? Supplicate, you know, being supplicants, remind me, a spiritual connection, you're right. Spiritual growth, yearly reminder of all my spiritual progress. Why? I may be in a good mood today, because I don't know what it is, I'm infused with your spirits gods. Jester, are you tickling me? Barky is that you?
But anyway, the goal is to have a summer camp so I can stay connected to you. Because otherwise, you know it'll just be us humble reminders we call real life and sometimes those, I can say, “Aw shoot, shucks.” With a lot more sailor like words instead of saying, “Thank you Crone. Miller Smith, Barky, Jester for once again humbling me and reminding me.
So, summer camp is a way to do that for fun. You know, you skin your knee and it's summer camp, you say, “Well, let's go to the canteen, let's rub some dirt in it. Go for a swim. Come to the …” I guess we didn't have a place for that. But, we'll have that don't worry.
Maiden, that's right, we don't have … It's just I don't want to put myself … but, if I scrape my knee it really … here's the thing Maiden, I'll work there. You scrape your knee, believe me, I'll be there. Or, do you prefer, isopropyl or the other stuff? Peroxide? Because I got my cotton swabs ready. Cotton swabs ready.
Sorry, I got off topic there.
Oh God, so we're going to have a summer camp where we can connect. Where all the other people without … the people that also will eventually praise you once it catches on. I mean maybe not having the most successful TV show, or one of the most successful ones. You know, Water Cooler Television that I know of … I don't know if you knew this but, that sometimes when I'm a little bit confident is well you probably know more than me how many people are prayered in other than me. I don't want to get smodded, but sorry gods, I guess this is why I do need to be humble to you right, Crone?
Anyway gods, the original goal for this conversations, this is our second last one before summer camp was to think of a commercial. Because I said, and this is a brainstorming technique, we're not actually going to make a commercial for the summer camp because if the gods old and new are there, who would need a commercial especially if you hit the right price, this is … because ideally, we'll be going for that like a competitive price it's like I said a couple years ago. My cousins told me how much this summer camp we used to go to cost, and I looked at my daughter and I said, “I love you, but it may be I missed the mark.” It was very affordable is what I'm saying.
Yeah, and we wanted people that don't have the means to get there, to be able to do that. But, that's not what the commercial's about. That's in our mission statement that one day it'll be written around year 40 of the summer camp.
And then, I was thinking about the name, but I prefer the name of the camp called organically. Also, I just didn't have a good catchy name, and I think one thing I've learned you gods deserve good names.
Crone, you came, whoever the first, the Andals or whatever named you, and I think the rest … and the Smith, probably the Andals of first of their name said, “Smith, you know the warrior, oh boy that warrior.” Warrior, here's something, get your own summer camp you know we make moon pies at this summer camp. Like we make horse shoes, that's what forged at our summer camp.
So, that could be in a commercial. The idea of coming up with a commercial, gods, television advertisement is just to help us brainstorm … I don't know if you've done that technique, I don't know if I've don't that technique, I should've come up with a commercial for all of you, maybe then there would be more people prayering in, other than just me.
Of course there's probably other billions of people doing it, just no one gets ahold of me and says, “Scoots, I pray.” Barky, no offense other gods, Barky, you are really popular with the listeners.
Like sometimes listeners contact me and your name … Crone, usually I get messages of about, you know in your defense they say, “Hey …” and I say, “No, no, no, I'm praising the Crone.”
So, the other gods, you deserve all the attention, you deserve a summer camp, but with a commercial, and I guess that ate up most of our time for the commercial talking, which of course you would know that was going to happen anyway gods.
So, it would just be a summary of the summer camp, like bask under the trees. Barky, probably the dude that … forge your team building skills, and near forge.
Also, there's a place called Old Forge, which we may be able … my dad knows somebody that lives there. But yeah, forge your team building, forge the strong … we'd come up with something about self-esteem kindness, forge bonds that'll last a lifetime. And, then you see the name of the camp. Connect to nature. To trees with something high in the sky. Get roots grounded deep in the earth, Barky.
Learn to eat well, to prepare food with your community members, and the effort that goes in … to all … something like that Barky. I mean sorry, Miller.
This is sounding more and more like, there used to be this thing, Club Medic, I think it was called, or something like families with means would go.
This isn't what we're shooting for, but something like that, the Miller, yeah eat three squares a day and … bale your own hay, the Miller.
I know Miller, this is why it's brainstorming. I have a brainstorm, so it's hard for me to brainstorm. So, Crone, learn to respect wisdom of your elders, take lessons from your past, use them to guild your future, the Crone.
Establish a vision, a vision what you might want to be. If we had … there's 4H camp, Crone, Miller, Smith, Barky, and Jester. I forget what the 4H … culture, horses, I think horses or two or three of the four H's are horses, more to culture, love 4H, I'm just not a member, and I don't know what the H's are.
You can reach out to me and let me know. … 4 to culture, I get to meet the 4 kids from 4H at the New York State Fair, and I know probably horses is in one of them. But, just something that I associate with.
4H is horses, 4 the culture building, horses, and … wholesome fun.
Crone could you keep 4H from [inaudible 01:45:45]. Just do me a favor and put up anti-smoke thing over me.
All apologies, I'm always incorrect, Scoots here.
So, but they have 4 values, just I'm not aware of what they are is what I was going to say. Health is maybe one of them. I don't know if happiness would be one. Because I don't know for our camp. We all know, gods that … the sweat on the grindstone and reality not the nostalgia, you base yourself in when you think of in design, summer camps and nostalgically look to the future in some sense and imagine you're going to.
Anyway gods, back to the commercial. Learn to perform … something, something, the performance artist within you. Clown around and learn informed practices at the same time. You know team building and you know, the Jester. And then, maybe for Hound dog, obviously sometimes life can just be a real drag. Sometimes life takes a turn that's unexpected and you fall down and skin your knee.
What's Scooter doing with the maiden … no, no back to the commercial. Sometimes you'll fall down and skin your knee … what's important is now how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get back up. Hound dog god.
I think that's it gods, I really at up a lot of time without talking to you in prayer. You know just prayering and general praise and check ins. But, that would be the general gist of it. I think the idea, I mean for the most part it's like we just got to put the commitment for next week.
Last week together gods, on a formal basis.
But, thanks for hearing me out. It's always an honor, and I think that you get the idea gods, really I'm trying to sell you and also Barky, did you purchase any land or acquire by whatever eminent rights? If you're … it's your eminence right? So, you're eminence rights, so instead of eminent domain, I mean it's all in the domain of your eminence.
I might just mention my words Barky, but if you actually did acquire any camps, preferably one with completed maintenance schedule and all that. In some areas, modern amenities would be nice. Especially restrooms, really we don't want to skimp on that.
Okay gods, it's just me your humble servant, everyday is a treasure. Good night.