Tuesday, 24 December 2013
Monday, 23 December 2013
WARNING: This article quite clearly contains spoilers of the highest level!
by Lauren W
This episode was SO FUN.
It was so fun I thought it was a winter finale.
|Lost Girl, making us say WTF? since 2010.|
We start with Bo (Anna Silk) dragging this dude into the police station.
Who is he? Where did he come from? Apparently this is all irrelevant because Lost Girl once again does not answer any questions.
They do reveal however that this is the guy who can lead the gang to Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried), who has been sentenced to death… For killing a bunch of people. Oh. Wow.
|If that's not sex hair, I don't know what is.|
After the title credits roll, we go to Lauren (Zoie Palmer) sticking probes to Bo’s head. All will become clear.
It seems they have recruited some kind of memory Fae so that Bo can look right into Dyson’s memory and figure out what really happened in his past.
Lauren pulls out her “magic ingredient.” (Heh.)
|SING IT: You put the string round the succubus and tie it all up.|
And the magic ingredient is… a red string?
The string binds two people together according to Lauren, and this is how Bo will enter Dyson’s memories. Oh, and the memory Fae gets one too. She’s going along for the ride.
The all-knowing Lauren also lets Bo know that she’ll probably find her memories merging with Dyson’s, and she might see faces she knows, rather than the faces from Dyson’s actual memories.
|Somehow, Kenzi rocks a black hooded cloak.|
While Dyson is chained up in the Una Mens’ cellar, it appears Hale (KC Collins) has found a way to smuggle Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) down there, who secretly ties the connecting red string to Dyson’s ankle.
But there are better places we could be averting our eyes.
Bo – in Dyson’s mind/body (ish) – wakes up in the past.
|Why thank you, Dyson's memory, for this stellar image.|
Looks like a pretty great party, until some kind of Fae hunter comes charging in.
But Bo/Dyson has already escaped.
Bo looks in the mirror, and though she looks like Anna Silk, through the looking glass she looks like Dyson. This is gender bending at its supernatural finest. (This episode is also full of Anna Silk in adorable almost-androgynous outfits.)
|Any guesses on why they're dressed like Oliver Twist with rifles?|
Unfortunately for Bo, Dyson got caught by the Fae hunters, who seem to want his head for sleeping with their daughters.
Luck is on her side in the end though, as its past Trick (Rick Howland) to the rescue! He leads Bo/Dyson to sanctuary.
“Fitzpatrick”, a.k.a. Trick, tells Bo/Dyson that they need to find this certain pair of mystical shoes to be worn by the true hero of the Fae world… I’m sure this will make more sense in due course. Right?
|Bo was realizing this was not her iPod. "Who listens to Katy Perry, anyway?"|
Back with Lauren, Bo is mumbling to herself. Her utterances include “he who wanders” and "boobs". Both of which strike Lauren’s attention, naturally.
In the subconscious, Bo/Dyson is greeted by a stunning young bar tender in angel wings, who just so happens to have Kenzi’s face.
|Holy Kenzi. (Also note Bo's amazing outfit.)|
She gets Bo/Dyson a beverage, and we also see a prince who seems to (quite hilariously) have Vex’s (Paul Amos) face.
I should probably note that this is the first time that Bo seemingly randomly sees a gym coach in the bar. Suspicious.
But the biggest surprise is yet to come. You see, the club singer, Flora, has this face:
|All hail Queen TITania.|
Whuuuuut! Yes, Flora’s face seems to have merged into Lauren’s, and she’s singing. In French. And the crowd love it.
I also kinda think the voice may actually be Zoie Palmer’s voice. One can hope, cause that would be awesome.
Bo/Dyson is dragged away prematurely however, as these are the steps Dyson took when this memory first came to pass.
|Cutest scared face I've ever seen.|
Hale is trying his best to convince the Una Mens to let Dyson go, when Kenzi’s (still undercover) phone starts to ring.
The Una Mens are super offended and sentence Kenzi to death too. Ooooooh dear.
|Hot damn. Suddenly attracted to Lauren.|
Lauren’s doppelganger at first seems happy to see Bo/Dyson and gives them a big smacker on the lips.
That then turns to a big slap round the face. And then there’s more kissing.
Bo is all “ooh, Vex’s royal lookalike is coming soon, let’s steal his shoes.”
And so the plan is hatched.
|Very weird. But weirdly hot.|
And then we cut to the sexing.
Bo is obviously turned on by the fact that Dyson is boning Lauren, and that’s kinda weird. Is there anyone on this show who hasn’t kissed the entire cast?
At which point, the real life Bo starts moaning “Lauren” and the real life Lauren is all “awww yeah, succubus wants ma bones.”
(I apologize that this is so confusing.)
|Who knew green eyes and blonde hair would look so badass?|
Back in the memory of Dyson, the plan is afoot. The Prince (with Vex’s face) enters the French Lauren’s dressing room and she attempts to steal the shoes.
BUT the thing is, he notices. So before he can hurt the mademoiselle, Bo/Dyson punches him right round the face, and (French) Lauren slips the mystical shoes on.
More plot twists ensue though: Lauren’s eyes turn this weird yellow colour and she realize she ain’t supposed to be wearing these shoes.
She kicks Bo and escapes, but Bo is hot on her heels and runs after her.
|Pointless Lost Girl guest star #16389.|
Turns out, it was Flora/Lauren who killed a bunch of people outside while possessed by the shoes, not Dyson.
The memory Fae who came with Bo decides it’s time to leave, but Bo refuses… So, forever the gallant type, the memory Fae pulls the red string off her ankle and leaves anyway while Bo/Dyson stays behind.
The memory Fae wakes up with the real Lauren, and tells her what happened. She leaves just before telling her not to take the red string off Bo no matter what.
|Look at that forehead wrinkle.|
A catfight ensues and Flora/Lauren ends up being shot by some guy. (Dyson also tells her he loves her just before that happens.)
Real life Lauren is increasingly worried, so she decides to join Bo in Dyson’s mind.
In the meantime, real life Dyson is telling real life Kenzi the entire story in the Una Mens’ basement. (Unnecessary, but they had to give Kris and Ksenia something to do.)
|Trick always looks great. Always. Even in robes.|
Past Dyson is then visited by Trick, who wants him to join him as his ‘second’. He obviously obeys and HURRAH, Trick reveals that he’s the blood King.
Then REAL LIFE Dyson (again, sorry for this ridiculous confusion) is all like “let Kenzi go and I’ll give you those damn shoes.” Ooh.
Lauren then enters Dyson’s mind too, and tells Bo she’s getting confused and her memory is melding with Dyson’s. Disaster.
|BUT JUST LOOK HOW CUTE THE OUTFIT IS.|
Bo then notices that the coach that was in the French singer’s club earlier is walking by.
The coach holds up Dyson’s championship belt (apparently he became a competitor in the WWE without anyone noticing) and Bo realizes Dyson is trying to tell her something.
And thankfully she undoes her red string and wakes up.
|Okay, Doccubus shippers. I'll give you this (very dark) screen cap.|
Bo realizes she has no idea how to wake Lauren up, so she thinks maybe true love’s kiss will work… And it does!
They quickly head to wherever the f*ck the Una Mens are after finding the hero’s shoe inside Dyson’s wrestling belt.
Dyson and Kenzi are freeeeee! Kenzi is a free elf! I apologize.
|For such coveted shoes, they are damn ugly.|
Now everything is fixed, the gang sit in the Dal. Dyson tells Bo he’ll keep the other shoe safe for when the true hero arrives.
We end with Bo, announcing “here I come.”
DUN DUN DUUUUUUUUN!
Eeeeek! Things are really getting started now!
No Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) once again. No fair. But what a great episode!
What did y’all think? Tell us in the comments!
Saturday, 21 December 2013
London, UK: The first ever Winter Pride UK is coming to London’s Tobacco Dock!
Immerse yourself in the party atmosphere as LGBT London comes together for the first-ever Winter Pride UK on 8th February 2014. Created for the LGBT community, and made possible with sponsorship from Smirnoff, Winter Pride UK is an exciting new venture from the creators of the hugely successful MINT Network, which will bring together the biggest LGBT club brands and international DJs to create a party like no other. The perfect antidote to the rain and bad weather, Winter Pride UK’s ‘inside pride’ at London’s Tobacco Dock has space for over 3,000 people throughout the night.
The vast, vaulted warehouse in east London will hold a winter paradise which is #yoursforthemaking. Popstarz, One Love, Work, MINT, Exilio, Bear Necessity, East Bloc - east London's coolest late night gay club, and media sponsor, Gaydio – the LGBT radio, g3 magazine, Out In The City magazine and Gaydar are just some of the iconic names involved so far.
Each vault will hold entertainment, community or retail stalls, meaning you’ll never find yourself without something to do. We have a commitment to the long-term impact that Winter Pride UK will make on the wider community, which is why £1 from every ticket sale will go to the Terrence Higgins Trust and the proceeds of a raffle to Stonewall, while our community vault spaces are free to charitable organisations. Each year, we’ll report back how you helped the good causes you’ll be supporting by attending Winter Pride UK, so you’re actually doing good, while having the time of your life. We call that guilt-free fun.
Kiera Ridge, Community Fundraising Manager at Terrence Higgins Trust, said: “We’re thrilled that Winder Pride have chosen our charity to benefit from their inaugural event. This kind of community event is vital, not only for raising funds but also creating a great opportunity for the LGBT community to come together and celebrate. We couldn’t be more grateful for their support.”
In addition to the Winter Pride UK party, Adam and Steve, and Ellen and Eve will be regrowing the Garden of Eden The Winter Pride UK Awards, which will be hosted by celebrity, Jodie Harsh, and include a new Art Award, sponsored by Smirnoff Gold and targeted at both emerging and established artists with a cash prize of £1000 for the winner. Many famous faces appear across the awards, including Ian McKellen, Clare Balding, Gareth Thomas, Nicola Adams, Heather Peace, Angel Haze, Daniel Radcliffe and national treasure, Stephen Fry, who said, "I am thrilled to be nominated as LGBT Luminary of the Year for Winter Pride UK. Artistic and cultural events of this kind are so important for the well being of the LGBT community".
Jamie Young, Smirnoff Brand Manager, said, “We have supported the LGBT community for many years and in many ways and are very excited to be headline sponsors of the first ever Winter Pride in Europe. We strive to establish and hold our strong relationships within the community and what better way to do this than to support such a fantastic event.”
Wednesday, 18 December 2013
HIP-HOP’S BIGGEST REVELATION
ANNOUNCED AS ONE OF THE HEADLINERS
AT THE 2014 CLUB SKIRTS DINAH SHORE WEEKEND
Palm Springs, CA – Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend – the largest lesbian event of its kind in the world – has confirmed Iggy Azalea as one of the 2014 main headliners.
Iggy Azalea, one of the most hyped MCs/female rapper in American hip-hop, is set to headline The Dinah’s Friday night “White Party” at the Palm Springs Convention Center on April 4, 2014.
Azalea whizzed into Internet fame as the white girl (now L.A. based) with a raw, no-nonsense delivery, a penchant for dirty talk, and a string of stylized, provocative music videos. She has already garnered buzz with mixtapes ("Ignorant Art," "TrapGold"), her "Glory" Ep, working with her manager and "mentor," T.I.
Being an MTV Artist to Watch, snatching a major record deal with Island Def Jam, touring with Beyoncé in Australia, and preparing her debut album “The New Classic” (due out early next year), Azalea has established herself as an unmistakable member of rap music’s next generation. She broke through a long-standing barrier within hip-hop by becoming the first female MC named to XXL Magazine’s “Freshmen Class” list of rap’s fastest-rising young stars.
She recently made headlines, joining Robin Thicke onstage at the 2013 MTV EMAs to perform “Blurred Lines”, dazzling in a metallic mini-dress with matching knee-high boots. The Aussie bombshell, who kept a safer distance from the crooner than Miley Cyrus, delivered a powerful new rap verse to the smash hit sans “twerking” drama. Yet, the Australian femcee is certainly no stranger to controversy having turned heads with her provocative videos for her hits “Two Times” and “Pu$$y”.
Other notables joining the Sydney, Australia-born rapper include rock band and stars of “The Real L Word”, Hunter Valentine, as well as Mary Lambert, the featured vocalist and songwriter on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ VMA award-winning pro-equality anthem “Same Love”, which just received a Grammy nomination for "Song of The Year", and Porcelain Black, among many others.
Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend delivers another roof-raising celebration with a steamin' hot lineup that will most definitely blow the lid off the sunny oasis!
Get ready for the 2014 Dinah Shore Weekend … it’s gonna be a big one!
Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend takes place April 2-6, 2014 in Palm Springs, California.
For more information and/or to purchase tickets go to: www.TheDinah.com
Monday, 16 December 2013
WARNING: This article quite clearly contains spoilers of the highest level!
by Lauren W
Alright, alright, No Tamsin. (Rachel Skarsten.) So let’s see if there’s anything else we can work with here.
So this week’s episode is all about… Opera?
Next thing we know, this Fae Maria Callas is singing people to death off-stage. Ah, of course.
But then we find out her poison. Her poison just happens to be super high-pitched dog whistle sounds. Oh.
Cut to Bo (Anna Silk) and Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) in the Dal. Kenzi is pining over a missing Tamsin, while Bo is still pondering over that darned dark alignment she’s acquired.
And the opera lady stumbles in. Bo and Kenzi run to aid her, while Kenzi slyly steals some dude’s drink in the process. Classic.
Apparently she’s Russian… And somehow she knows Bo, who has no recollection of the woman. How convenient.
|Boobs o'clock #1.|
Bo goes running to her Grand-daddy (Rick Howland), who tells Bo that Oprah (I can’t even attempt to spell her Fae name, so Oprah (not Winfrey) it is), needs to rest.
Trick then imparts his all-knowing wisdom and tells Bo that Oprah’s voice invokes powerful memories. Yay!
And this next pairing is what really makes this episode.
Yup, The Morrigan (Emmanuelle Vaugier) turns up at Lauren’s (Zoie Palmer) apartment with pizza and her home brewed beer, “Dark Belch”.
This is the sleepover we always wished we were invited to.
Evony playfully kicks one of Lauren’s moving boxes, which she seems overly protective about. What’s in it? Her entire Star Trek collection. Adorable.
Back in the Dal, Bo and Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried) are trying to bang (snore) despite knowing it’s against Dark/Light fraternizing rules.
But hurrah! Trick saves the day and stops them before it’s too late.
And so Bo returns to Oprah.
Oprah is all “I sang to you and you loved it! You made me come find you!” But Bo is all “when did this shit happen?!”
So Oprah does her singing business and Bo has a weird flashback/memory type thing. Who knows what's going on at this point?
Also, apparently Bo promised Oprah her freedom, which prompts Oprah to tell her to look inside her knife.
The note in the knife handle reads “[Oprah], you will sing for me and I will bring you freedom.” What a coincidence.
Then terror strikes. Some dude in a white tunic storms into the Dal, yelling Oprah’s name. Apparently he owns her?
It also happens that he has a GPS hidden in her necklace, and if someone were to attempt to remove said necklace, it would choke her. Fabulous!
Over at the scene we’re far more intrigued about, Lauren’s received a gift from Evony: the private journals of Charles Mayo, Albert Einstein, and Marie Curie. Cool!
Also cool? Apparently they were fellow Fae. Ha!
(Side note: Lauren says she disagrees with the methods they used to test on humans, and The Morrigan is very respectful of that. Hmm…)
Evony explains that if she comes to work for the dark, she wants Lauren to feel free.
She also says morals are overrated, but she’ll respect the fact that Lauren gives a shit about them. Fair enough.
Back with the boring side-story, the peeps over at the Dal are setting up for a private concert with Oprah.
She begins to sing, and Bo has a vision/memory about when she was back on the train and she found a crown with her name on it. “Isabeau.”
Once she snaps out of it, it appears some other guy who rivals the white tunic guy has come to steal Oprah away.
The catch with this guy is, he’s programmed her necklace to explode on demand. This is some Inspector Gadget shit right here.
Thankfully Oprah needs a rest to avoid death so all is well.
Over at Lauren’s place, Lauren recites her own rendition of the Captain’s Log, rephrasing it to include Evony.
She’s also tipsy, and that is thanks to The Morrigan’s 25% alcohol beer. That’s my girl.
Anyway, Kenzi interrupts because she needs Lauren’s help.
Kenzi gets what she needs from Lauren, who explains that Evony helped her get a new dark Fae owned apartment in the city. (And Kenzi smells the flirtation. YES.)
In the Dal basement, Bo tells Oprah that she won’t let anything happen to her. And Hale (KC Collins) is lurking in the shadows, listening in.
It also appears that Dyson has made some device to listen in to Oprah’s conversations with Suitor #2, but they secretly escape. Dun dun dun.
Bo succubus sucks Suitor #1, aka Mr. White Tunic, to find out where Oprah went.
Turns out Suitor #2 (his name’s Marcus, but that’s boring,) and Oprah were actually in love the whole time and were trying to escape from Suitor #1. Mystery solved.
Marcus and Oprah are also apparently on the way to deliver her ‘death note’ to White Tunic’s family so she can be freed. Noooooooo!
Long story short, here’s how the day is saved.
- Oprah is persuaded not to kill the family.
- Marcus uses his whistle to stop her from leaving.
- Hale enters, siren-ing Marcus, but prompting him to whip out a gun.
- Bo jumps in front of Hale to block the gun.
- Oprah jumps in front of Bo to block the gun. (Confusing, yes.)
- Oprah sings Marcus to death, killing Kenzi’s ears in the process.
Phew. What a ride.
We conclude this epic with Oprah dying in Bo’s arms, just after she gives her a little gift.
Oh, but here’s the best part.
Kenzi and Hale are sat on a bench and everything is so heartfelt AND KENZI KISSES HALE. FINALLY!
Worst part? Hale secretly discovers that his ears are bleeding. Nice.
Back at home, Bo has a memory of again being back on the train… And she discovers the Wanderer has left a creepy hand print inside her neck.
Did I say inside? Yes. And I meant it. Gross.
Wait, I take it back. HERE is the best part.
Evony gives Lauren an access all areas pass to the dark’s labs, and calls Lauren “an incredible woman.”
And THEIR HANDS TOUCH.
Which doesn’t seem like much until –
That’s right, LAUREN KISSES THE MORRIGAN.
Okay, I super duper ship this. But then something happens which makes my hatred for Lauren increase. Yes, I almost forgot I hated her.
Lauren pulls out a mirror, and tweezes off a weird lip mask thingy. Did she just swipe Evony’s DNA or get a lip print or something? SHE’S SO MALICIOUS AND I HATE HER, MAN.
So Bo and Dyson are doing the nasty, when Bo refuses to look at him.
They stop banging and… Oh dear, the creepy hand print is for realsies.
Aaaand enter the Una Mens! To steal Dyson away. GOOD.
What did you think of this week’s episode?
Personally, didn’t love the lack of Tam Tam. Leave your thoughts in the comments!