This post concerns Game of Thrones, HBO’s adaptation of George RR Martin’s excellent (and nigh-unfinishable) fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire.

If you are not caught up with the storyline as revealed on the show, you’d be doing yourself a disservice by reading this blog post. (A similar claim might be made for reading any of my blogs posts, even if you’re up-to-speed on things…)

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Ser Arthur Dayne: They say King Aerys went mad reading this guy’s blogs.
Ser Other Guy: They say a lot of things.

Anyway, don’t spoil yourself. But come back some time! Arthur Dayne will still be here waiting for you.

The Dreamy Ser Arthur Dayne

Game of Thrones often brings surprises, especially to those who haven’t read the books, but its sixth season had a delightful surprise in store for book readers by managing to give a glimpse into the past at the tail end of Robert’s rebellion, when young Ned Stark and a handful of men fought against the last of King Aerys Targaryen’s elite Kingsguard.

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This post will be talking about the state of law on HBO’s Game of Thrones. Plot points from the first six seasons will be discussed, so if you have an iron-clad policy against spoilers and you are not caught up with your watching, let this serve as the legal disclaimer.

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Polliver: I’M SORRY! I didn’t mean to spoil you about how the Sixth Sense ends!
Arya: You and Bruce Willis are about to have something in common…

The fantasy land of Westeros appears to be quite a lawless place, with frequent occurrences of treachery, backstabbing, unpunished kinslaying, robbery, murder, etc. At the very least it’s a violent place, but even though there doesn’t seem to be much adherence to the rule of law, laws are in evidence. Sometimes in unexpected ways.

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As the title suggests, this blog post will be about HBO’s Game of Thrones. If you’re not up on the latest season (as of this writing) then I guarantee there will be spoilers.

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Obara: Let me tell you what’s going to happen to you, cousin.
Trystane: NO! DON’T TELL ME ANY SPOILERS!

Game of Thrones has never been known as a show where anyone is safe. Great or small, known or unknown, if an actor is on Game of Thrones, they might not be for long.

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It’s August, so I went through my social media feeds and grabbed all of the MicroStories I’d tweeted during the month of July.

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As a reminder, these represent story-essences composed using no more than 129 characters (so I could tweet them with the hashtag #MicroStory.)

Usually, I only tweet Science Fiction and Fantasy #MicroStories. July was pretty much no exception.

For really great #MicroStory action, please follow @MicroSFF, the Twitter account that inspired me to participate in this minimalist writing exercise. That feed puts out great science fiction and fantasy MicroStories all the time.

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This post will be talking about HBO’s Game of Thrones, and will be discussing plot details in regards to the most recent season with some comparisons to events in A Storm of Swords, the third book in George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire.

I … I might get a little crazy.

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Go on then. “Crazy” might be diverting. If it’s the right form of crazy.

When the fourth season of Game of Thrones started up, things weren’t looking too bad for the young king, Joffrey Lannister Baratheon.

To be fair, his approval rating in the Seven Kingdoms was pretty low, but he was about to marry into money, most of his enemies were dead, and he was free to torment whomever he liked. (I assume he was planning on tormenting those he didn’t like first. Joffrey probably knew how to prioritize.)

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This post will be talking about HBO’s Game of Thrones, but will also be talking partly about the source material A Song of Ice and Fire. If you’re only up on one, and are planning on reading or watching the other one day, it’s up to you if you want to have any of that experience spoiled.

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Specifically, I’ll be talking about Aegon Targaryen, the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Elia of Dorne. Show watchers might recall the story that Aegon was killed along with his sister Rhaenys and their mother Elia. (Oberyn, Elia’s brother, brought this fact up a lot.)

Rumor has it that Gregor “the Mountain” Clegane crushed the infant Aegon’s skull.

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This post will be talking about Game of Thrones, HBO’s adaptation of George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. There will be spoilers here if you’re not caught up with the show. Or if you’re only reading the books, because we’re past the printed page, mostly. Fair warning.

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Is it just me, or is there something fishy about these guys?

Although the last half of the sixth season featured dragons unleashed in Essos, crazy battlefield action in the North, and some political pyrotechnics in King’s Landing, I was happy that at least some of show’s dramatic hooks took place in the Riverlands, where dangling threads from the Stark vs Lannister conflict from the earliest seasons were woven back together.

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