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

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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. June 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 Game of Thrones, and therefore could contain potential spoilers. But the content will probably not spoil anything. But don’t trust me. I’m just a guy on the Internet.

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The finale is happening so soon? I haven’t even inquired into where whores go!

Sunday night, HBO will air the final episode of the sixth year of Game of Thrones, titled the Winds of Winter. The Starks have been talking about Winter Coming for so long, they might finally be right.

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This post will be talking about Game of Thrones, HBO’s excellent adaptation of the existing books in George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire (and now a pre-adaptation of the unpublished future books.)

I usually don’t post about Game of Thrones while the show is currently airing. I try to save all my opinions and observations for the off-season when I need to write about the show as a therapeutic exercise, but rules are made to be broken.

Broken, like chains or wheels are to Daenerys Targaryen.

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Mace Tyrell: Rule breaking? That’s Madness! Madness!

A few years ago, I wrote an article about the different looks of the various military factions in Game of Thrones, a sort of guideline to aid in identifying the groups of armed men that a viewer might be presented with on the show. The key is the distinctive helmets that each group uses. For the most part, that’s all that’s required to tell your Stark from a Stormlander, an Ironborn from a Bolton.

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Nicola Aukland, on her Sometimes Stellar Storyteller blog, routinely hosts six word story challenges.

Every Saturday, she’ll suggest a topic for the challenge and people are invited to submit a story that exhibits the topic in some way, using six words or less. The winner is chosen on the following Friday by simple numerical count. The story with the most likes wins, provided the story author also liked one of the other story submissions for the challenge.

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