That's a line spoken by a child in the documentary "Death of a Cemetery," which is about a community of poor people who have lived in a cemetery in the Philipines since the 1800s, building a vibrant community over the generations that includes restaurants and shopping districts and stuff as they served as caretakers for the richer people buried there. Many families live inside the mausoleums, as if they are condos.
Unfortunately the site does not have provisions to embed the trailer, and as far as I can tell it's not on YouTube, so all I can do is link to the website, where you will find the trailer. It's not a good trailer, truth be told, but the story - which I learned about due to obsessive research about newly discovered to me the Mountain Goats - sounds awesome. (The film poster was done by the guy who designed the latest MG album cover)
I hate fantasy fiction SO VERY MUCH that on Saturday, due to an alert from LA-ist, I abandoned work, slathered Nair on these neglected armpits, jumped in the shower, tore apart my closet and accessories in search of just the right outfit for the IronThrone (while quoting random passages from the books in my head), then got on a bus for a 45-minute ride followed by a 1/2 mile walk down Hollywood Boulevard carrying my assagai, JUST SO I COULD SIT IN THE THRONE OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS.
Fuck you, NYT. Thank you, GRRM. By the way, sir, I'm still Pissed Off On Your Behalf over the whole "Doorways" "Sliders" thing, even though you probably don't care anymore and it's not like you'll ever see this post but I just wanted to say. (A GRRM New Yorker profile. A GRRM tribute song answering the whiners amongst us.)
And by the way? I look damned good in these shots, if I do say so my own goddamned self. HBO had better use at least one of them, dammit! (Click to embiggen.)
Shout Out to the worker bees handling this Iron Throne's visit to Hollywood & Highland, who were so nice and did not freak out when I revealed that I was carrying live steel. One guy took shots with my camera, and the guy running the Official Camera is the one who said DON'T MOVE after the first shot, and then posed me for the other two shots. Thank you, fellow worker bees! I don't know if you are Mundane or Of The Tribe, but by your actions I know that you were quick-off-the-mark enough to recognize that a Geek Tribe member had shown up in the line, and you rolled with it in an Awesome way. Thank you.
For the record, I had a cover on my assagai, because you don't walk around in public with live steel that could actually hurt someone and/or alarm law enforcement.
Yeah, I know. Substance has been lacking around this place for quite a while, now. We apologize for the inconvenience. Know that there is stuff in the hopper, and The Management will get to rolling that stuff out as soon as possible ... but that might not be until after Fringe.
I know! I'll cheat by sending you to other people's substantial stuff!
I finally got to hear him perform this live last year at the Largo, and was thrilled he did this piece on stage, which is among my top 3 favorites of his works. That show was his very first LA appearance and I sat in the audience expecting him to go all Safe. He didn't. Storm wasn't the only potentially nonsafe thing he did that night - there were two others that had me sitting there with wide eyes going OMG - but Storm was what I was hoping to hear live above all.
The animated version? Like other fans, I've been tracking its development for over a year. Here it is at last.
Yes I said Yes I said Yes.
Here's another version, the one I originally heard via internet(s) and the one he did at the Largo. It's a little meaner. Interesting to see the difference between the two. I like them both.