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SNEAK PEEK: Preview DC Comics FAR SECTOR #7

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On today’s agenda: a giant mech fight, transforming her consciousness into digital information, and a high-speed pursuit through an alien computer network. All with six minutes of power left. But it’s all in a day’s work for Green Lantern Jo Mullein as she comes closer to unraveling the greatest conspiracy the Green Lantern Corps has ever seen. Far Sector continues on a new bimonthly schedule.

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Prince William and Prince Harry Are Having “Stilted and Difficult” Conversations Right Now

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  • Prince Harry and Prince William are in touch and having “difficult” conversations in the wake of Finding Freedom excerpts being published.
  • The biography claims William wasn’t supportive of Harry’s relationship with Meghan Markle.

    Excerpts from Finding Freedom, the highly anticipated new biography about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s life, have been floating around the internet for the past few weeks—and apparently, they’ve caused some tension between Harry and his brother, Prince William.

    Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family

    Royal author Phil Dampier tells New Idea (via the Daily Mail) that he’s been told “the pair are speaking at the moment but the conversations are stilted and difficult.”

    As a reminder, Finding Freedom digs deep into William and Harry’s relationship, claiming that William was less than welcoming when Meghan Markle joined the family and thought Harry was “blindsided by lust.”

    Apparently, William also told Harry to “take as much time as you need to get to know ‘this girl,’” which Harry thought was incredibly snobby and caused him to grow “tired of the dynamic that had become established between him and his older brother.”

    Meanwhile, a source previously told Us Weekly that “William thinks the book is their calculated way of controlling the narrative and that they took advantage of their entertainment contacts so they’d be painted in a favorable light.”

    Welp. Here’s to hoping William and Harry work it out, because this drama is exhausting.

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The 35 Most Important Sex Scenes From ‘Game of Thrones’

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It’s hard to believe but Game of Thrones has officially been off our screens for over a year now. And whether or not you were a fan of how the whole thing ended (it DID leave way too many unanswered questions for my liking), there’s one thing that they certainly delivered on: the sex scenes.

Let’s be real, if the hit show is known for one thing other than consistently killing off your favorite characters, it’s the crazy amount of nudity and sex that’s sprinkled throughout the episodes. And although these scenes can involve some hard-to-watch incest (ahem, Jaime and Cersei), there are also plenty of hot, steamy scenes to provide some sweet relief from the brutal world that is the game of thrones (thank you, Jon and Ygritte).

Here are the 35 of the most important sex scenes the show has given us over its eight seasons, from the really, really hot to the downright uncomfy. You’re gonna need this list before you rewatch the entire series on HBO Max; you’re welcome.

1

Jaime and Brienne (Season 8, Episode 4)

Praise the GOT gods because this is the sex scene we were all waiting for!! Brienne loving Jaime’s been a subplot for, oh, idk, a million episodes and right at the end of the series, they finally get it on. Brienne admits she’s never slept with anyone before which somehow makes it even more emotional. Now if only Jaimie decided to stay with Brienne after this and not go back to Cersei
*sigh*.

2

Bronn and Mirelle (Season 3, Episode 1)

Bronn and Mirelle (one of the ladies from Littlefinger’s brothel) are juuuust about to get it on when good ol’ Poddrick walks in and kinda ruins the party. Bronn quickly realizes he won’t be celebrating his newly bestowed knighthood how he would like after all, and heads on back to protect Tyrion.

3

Robb and Talisa (Season 3, Episode 7)

Any sex scene with hottie with a body Robb Stark is going to be ~dracarys~ but combine that with his sexual chemistry with Talisa and you’ve got yourself a smoke show.

4

Poddrick the Sex God (Season 3, Episode 3)

Ok so this doesn’t have a sex scene per se but it’s just so damn funny it couldn’t be left out. As a thank you for saving his life, Tyrion takes young Poddrick to the brother to be deflowered. And when he comes back he still has his money in hand, saying the ladies wouldn’t take it because they were so happy with his, erm, performance. So ofc Bronn and Tyrion try to get deets from him on exactly what he did.

5

Jaime and Cersei (Season 4, Episode 10)

Jaime and Cersei spend most of the series trying to hide their incestual relationship from everyone (remember when they tried to kill Bran over it?!) Well, this scene is when Cersei stops giving a flying f*ck, tells her dad about it, and then goes and has sex with Jaimie on top of an effing table right out in the open where anyone could walk in. When Jaimie tries to warn her about this very important fact, she straight up tells him “I don’t care.”

6

Loras and Renly (Season 2, Episode 3)

Things are getting all hot and steamy between Loras Tyrell and Renly Baratheon (in a gorgeous canopy bed, no less) when Loras pumps the breaks on things because his ego’s hurt after Brienne kicked his butt in a competition to join Renly’s Kingsguard. Things only get more weird when Loras tells Renly to go consumate his marriage with Margaery (aka Loras’ sister).

7

Tyrion and Shae (Season 3, Episode 2)

Here, Tryrion’s bae, Shae, surprises him in his room with a little visit, and even though, yes, she ends up betraying him in the end (spoiler!) this whole scene is actually kinda sweet. They’re talking about protecting Sansa, they’re bantering back and forth, and then they start to get a little physical.

8

Theon and Yara (Season 2, Episode 2)

Ok so as far as uncomfy sex scenes go in Game of Thrones, this one might be one of the worst, and that’s saying A LOT. Theon is on his way home to see his father and hitches a ride from who he thinks is a stranger but is actually his sister, and he starts to get a little, um, handsy with her. The worst part is that she knows the whole time and doesn’t say a peep!

9

Daenerys and Khal Drogo’s Wedding Night (Season 1, Episode 1)

The first episode of the series set the tone for some unsettling, cringey, downright not-okay sex scenes with Khal Drogo raping Dany on their wedding night. During the scene, our soon-to-be badass Khaleesi is terrified, crying and trying to cover herself up while Drogo has his way with her. Thankfully, Dany has a history of not letting her less-than-ideal life circumstances hold her back.

10

Jaime and Cersei at Winterfell (Season 1, Episode 1)

Speaking of unsettling sex scenes, GoT wastes no time jumping right into the deep end of the gross pool with the Jaime/Cersei relationship when Bran Stark finds them going at it inside a tower at Winterfell at the end of episode one. This is the first time we learn the twins are much closer than any siblings should be, and it’s the first clue that Joffrey, Myrcella, and Tommen are Jaime’s kids, not King Robert’s.

11

Tyrion and Ros (Season 1, Episode 1)

When Tyrion arrives in Winterfell, he not-so-surprisingly makes his first stop the local brothel, where he hires Ros for her services. Their time together is quickly interrupted by Jaime, who wants to make sure his brother is going to be at dinner. Unsurprisingly, Tyrion has a different kind of feast planned.

12

Dany and Drogo, Again (Season 1, Episode 2)

The second time we see Drogo and Dany having sex, things are still looking pretty terrible. Drogo is forcefully having sex with Dany while she stares off, looking intently at her three dragon eggs. It seems like the Khal and Khaleesi aren’t ever going to have any sort of actual romantic relationship, until…

13

Dany and Drogo, a Third Time (Season 1, Episode 2)

After her straight-up terrifying experiences with Drogo, Dany decides to take back some control and gets her handmaid Doreah to teach her the art of seduction. She puts her new moves into action and gets the Khal to have sex with her face-to-face. While it’s still hard at this point to totally forget that their relationship started with rape, this marks the beginning of their eventual love for each other.

14

Viserys and Doreah (Season 1, Episode 4)

They say those who can’t do, teach, but it looks like Doreah is capable of both. She and Dany’s creep of a brother Viserys get it on in a steamy bathtub while he gives her a history lesson about dragons in Westeros.

15

Theon and Ros (Season 1, Episode 5)

Before Theon became the trembling, brainwashed Reek, he was known for his many, many sexual conquests. He was a frequent customer of Ros and sneaked her into the castle for one last tryst before she left to go south to King’s Landing. While their relationship seems a little odd, Theon seems genuinely sad when he later says he’s going to miss her.

16

Littlefinger, Ros, and Another Prostitute (Season 1, Episode 7)

In the brothel at King’s Landing, Littlefinger, aka Lord Baelish, is doing what he knows best: being a total creep. He has Ros and another prostitute practice having sex in front of him and critiques their moves, sounds included, wanting them to make everything more believable. When the ladies ask him to join them, he mysteriously says he’s saving himself for someone with “impeccable bloodlines.”

17

Theon and the Ship Captain’s Daughter (Season 2, Episode 2)

Theon continues his sexual escapades while sailing home to the Iron Islands. Even on a boat, this guy can find someone to have sex with. He captures the attention of the ship captain’s daughter, who begs him to take her away with him. In true playboy fashion, he declines but still manages to keep the below-deck hookup going.

18

Stannis and Melisandre (Season 2, Episode 2)

At Dragonstone, Melisandre makes her move on Stannis, who protests for all of half a second. All it takes is Melisandre telling him his wife is too weak and disgusting, and they swiftly get it on on top of the Painted Table. Knowing now that Melisandre eventually gives birth to a weird AF shadow baby, this scene becomes even more suspect.

19

Joffrey, Ros, and Daisy (Season 2, Episode 4)

Tyrion hires Ros and fellow prostitute Daisy as a Name Day present for sadistic Joffrey. While Joffrey seems less than interested in joining in, he has the two women touch each other before unsurprisingly making things turn violent by getting Ros to hit Daisy with his belt until she screams. During the scene, Joffrey points his crossbow at Ros—a foreshadowing of when he eventually shoots her in the next season.

20

Robb and Talisa (Season 2, Episode 8)

The sexual tension between Robb and Talisa was so thick you could cut it with a sword, making their hookup all the more steamy. Sadly for the both of them, it was also the beginning of the end. Robb broke off his engagement to Walder Frey’s daughter, which ultimately lead to the infamous Red Wedding. Good thing they enjoyed themselves while they could.

21

Jon and Ygritte (Season 3, Episode 5)

Jon and Ygritte’s scene was probably one of the few sexual encounters in the series that fans were actively rooting for. The highly anticipated hookup has all the makings of a great sex scene: forbidden love, a secluded cave, lots of furs, and conveniently placed hot springs. Of course, Ygritte starts to let out her classic “You know nothing, Jon Snow,” until she realizes that he does, in fact, know what he’s doing.

22

Loras and Olyvar (Season 3, Episode 5)

Despite the fact that Loras is betrothed to Sansa, we soon learn that he jousts for the other team. He has a hot hookup with Olyvar inside the castle and questions Olyvar on how he could tell he was gay. The two continue to have a relationship for a few more seasons, until Olyvar turns on his lover and gives incriminating testimony to the High Priest, which allows him to imprison Loras.

23

Theon, Myranda, and Violet (Season 3, Episode 7)

While Theon is being held hostage by Ramsay, Myranda and Violet take a trip to the torture chamber to try to seduce their “well-endowed” prisoner. Theon seems hesitant at first, but once a naked Myranda is straddling him, he gets into it—that is, until Ramsay shows up and puts a permanent end to the party.

24

Gendry and Melisandre (Season 3, Episode 8)

Sometimes you think you’re hooking up with a hot older woman, but then sometimes they end up pinning you down, tying you up, and sucking out your magical king’s blood with leeches. Gendry learned that the hard way.

25

Jaime and Cersei…and Joffrey? (Season 4, Episode 3)

Just when you thought it wasn’t possible to make the Jaime/Cersei relationship even more nauseating, GoT found a way. Jaime essentially rapes Cersei right beside their dead son’s casket. Cersei tries to push him off, saying, “It isn’t right,” but Jaime just fires back with “I don’t care” and continues on his way.

26

Oberyn, Ellaria, Olyvar, and Two Unnamed Prostitutes (Season 4, Episode 3)

At the King’s Landing brothel, Oberyn Martell and Ellaria Sand are enjoying themselves in an orgy with Olyvar and two female prostitutes. The fun comes to an end when they’re interrupted by one of the least sexy men on the show, Tywin Lannister.

27

Ramsay and Myranda (Season 4, Episode 6)

It’s no surprise that king of the freaks Ramsay has an equally effed-up girlfriend. People who bond over watching other girls get mauled to death by dogs usually aren’t having a low-key sex life, and that seems to be the case here with their violent sex.

28

Ramsay and Myranda, Again (Season 5, Episode 5)

Myranda is getting jelly of the time Ramsay is spending with his imprisoned bride-to-be Sansa, but that doesn’t stop them from having some upright sex standing by the window in Ramsay’s room at Winterfell.

29

Sam and Gilly (Season 5, Episode 7)

While Sam might not be the hottest man in Westeros, he and Gilly are by far one of the best couples, making their not-entirely-sexy sex scene still pretty cute. While it’s clear their sex is a bit tamer than most (aka not rough, forced, or between relatives), in true Sam style, he’s still bringing a bit of comic relief with his shocked faces and a couple gasps of “Oh my.”

30

Dany and Daario (Season 5, Episode 7)

Dany’s first post-Drogo hookup is the beautiful Daario Naharis. Tension between these two had been building up, and Dany didn’t even seem to mind when he drastically changed looks between seasons (hello, actor change). While the scene manages to skip over the actual sex, Dany maintains her boss-bitch ways in the moments before by commanding Daario to take off his clothes.

31

Sansa and Ramsay (Season 5, Episode 6)

Poor Sansa has had one of the roughest goes of it on the show, so of course the only sex scene she has is when crazy-eyes Ramsay rips her dress and forces himself onto her after their sham of a wedding. Thankfully, we now know she dips and is able to take back Winterfell and sic Ramsay’s own dogs on him, but at the time, the scene was heartbreaking.

32

Missandei and Grey Worm (Season 7, Episode 2)

No penis? No problem. These two are up there with Sam and Gilly as one of the few couples you’re actively rooting for. The tension between Missandei and Grey Worm had been building forever and they finally got it on in season seven. Despite the fact that Grey Worm was castrated when he became part of the Unsullied and was hesitant to drop trou in front of Missandei, he eventually undresses and seems to give some top-notch oral sex.

33

Jaime and Cersei, Once More (Season 7, Episode 3)

Cersei walks over to Jaime, who’s sitting at a table, and without saying a word, pulls down his pants and gets on her knees. While the incest alone should be shocking enough, what comes next is even weirder. The morning after, Cersei decides she DGAF anymore and decides to open her bedroom door to her staff waiting outside, with a very naked Jaime still in bed.

34

Dany and Jon (Season 7, Episode 7)

The scene we’ve all been waiting for. Was it gross? Yes. But was it still kind of hot? Also yes. You can’t have a naked Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke in a scene and not somewhat enjoy it. The problem here is that Jon is unknowingly having sex with his aunt, and the realization is played in Bran’s voiceover while they passionately get it on in Dany’s bedroom. Let’s just hope Dany didn’t get pregnant so that there isn’t a permanent reminder of the time they accidentally committed incest.

35

Arya and Gendry (Season 8, Episode 2)

It’s safe to say Google saw a major spike in “Maisie Williams age” searches after the second episode of Game of Thrones’s final season. It’s the night before the end of the world as all our beloved characters know it, and Arya wants to know what sex is like before she faces the White Walkers and everyone dies. Gendry is more than willing to help out.

Honestly, this scene was extremely uncomfortable to watch. There was nothing problematic about it—both parties consented enthusiastically and Arya is at least 18 years old (Maisie is 22, FYI). Even so, to a lot of viewers, she’ll always be the little 12-year-old sister we could definitely not take in a fight. Nobody wants to see their sister get it on…except for maybe Jaime Lannister.

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‘Goodnight Moon’ reimagined as ‘Good Morning Zoom’ for coronavirus era

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Goodnight, society as we knew it.

Margaret Wise Brown’s 1947 children’s book “Goodnight Moon” has been reimagined for the time of the coronavirus. “Good Morning Zoom,” a parody version of the book by investment banker Lindsay Rechler and illustrator June Park, will be published by Penguin Random House in October.

“It seemed fitting because ‘Goodnight Moon’ takes place exclusively in one room or home, and that is how I felt about quarantine,” Rechler, who’s been quarantining with a 2- and a 4-year-old in a Manhattan apartment since March, told Jewish parenting site Kveller. “Zoom was a nice play on words and fitting, given our new reality and this concept of replacing hugs with technology.”

In addition to bringing adults a smile with her clever alternative to the original, Rechler believes the book will bring solace to young readers. “I think children will find comfort because the book details what they are actually going through each and every day,” she said, adding that the book is intended to serve as a source of simultaneous familiarity and a prompt for questions on recent, drastic changes to little ones’ daily lives. “Most importantly, for both kids and parents, I want the book to provide hope.”

Book profits will be donated to coronavirus relief charities.

Rechler is not the first mom to be inspired by COVID-19 to reboot children’s literature for the present moment. During lockdown, Manhattan mother Stefanie Trilling topically redesigned kids’ book covers, including “Green Eggs and Wash Your Hands” and “The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Time Home.”

And “Good Morning Zoom” is not the first alternative take on the classic read — “Moon” has been rewritten as “Goodnight Dune” and “Goodnight iPad” over the years.

Children’s author Wise Brown was beloved for the timeless tale, which has sold more than 14 million copies. She died in 1952 and is remembered as a bisexual rebel who didn’t like kids. Her work has been posthumously published as recently as 2017.

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