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Food Network Gothic

• You must beat Bobby Flay. He could be anywhere. Under your bed, in your car, standing right behind your door. He’s biding his time. But when he reveals himself, you Must. Beat. Him.
• The Wontons, long forgotten, haunt your every waking moment. Sometimes you wake up at night to the faint sound of bubbling oil.
• Nobody really leaves Flavor Town.
• Iron Chef. Titanium Chef. Diamond Chef. Carbon Fiber Chef.
• In every dark space, you see the glowing outline of Alton Brown’s grin. You can’t tell what his intentions are.
• The Chairman somersaults through your dreams, cackling.

You know, while I understand where the ”Cersei’s existance as a character is sexist” argument is coming from

I get the feeling that it’s this weird by-product of feminism, where apparently all female characters have to be pure cinnamon rolls, otherwise they are sexist creations

Sure, if Cersei had been our only female POV is ASoIaF, then yeah, the Misogynistic Ambitious Evil Queen would have been a vile represenation of the female gender. But she’s not, is she?

Because against Cersei we have Proud Warrior Arya, and Gentle Lady Sansa, and Idealistic Knight Brienne, and Conqueror Queen Daenerys, and Seasoned Captain Asha, and Fierce Mother Catelyn. George has truly captured all the facets of womanhood, and, sometimes, some women are actually horrible human beings. That’s not sexism. That’s reality.

In fact, compared to the rest of the villainous entourage in ASoIaF, Cersei is actually the most nuanced and humanised. Gregor doesn’t get a POV. Joffrey doesn’t get a POV. Ramsay doesn’t get a POV. But she does, and through her, and beneath all her awfulness as a person, we get to see once again the injustice done against women in this world. 

Cersei (from a meta perspective) is not sexist. Cersei is not a carricature. Cersei is painfully and uncomfortably, human.

Food network gothic

You’re watching a show on the foodnetwork. Giada is showing you how to make a recipe. Her whole instructional turns into italian, and you understand her. You’ve been following along the whole time, but you just don’t know what the recipe is and you forgot what protein you put in. You dont worry and keep adding ingredients. It feels like it’s been hours before it ends. The judges deliberate. You swear you’ve watched this episode before… was this even a competition show when you started watching? It doesn’t matter. Its midnight and you’ve unconsciously made 5 different dishes. Geoffrey zakarian is eating one. They’re all 5 star. Scott Conant bursts into your home, crying. When you look in the mirror, your reflection has been replaced with bobby flay.