Season Four of Game of Thrones, HBO’s excellent adaptation of George RR Martin’s saga A Song of Ice and Fire, kicked off in the first week of April. I’m pretty excited. Stupidly excited.
People following my blog are aware that I’d published over a dozen Game of Thrones-related articles last year, and at the beginning of this year I set myself a challenge to crank out a GoT post every week in preparation for the new season.
Now that the new season has started, I’m taking a break from posting new articles (I’m too busy reading everyone’s reactions to the current episodes), but I wanted to package up links to my 2014 pre-season postings, like I did for my 2013 collection.
Defending the Starks (Will I Ever Get Around to Defending Bran and Rickon?)
- In Defense of Arya Stark (She Needs Defending?)
- In Defense of Sansa Stark
- In Defense of Robb Stark
- In Defense of Catelyn Stark
Defending the Scoundrels
- In Defense of Joffrey Baratheon (Yes, JOFFREY)
- Defending Theon Greyjoy
- In Defense of the Warlocks in Game of Thrones
Just What Are They Wearing? (And What Are They Not Wearing?)
- Who Are Those Guys Again? How to Tell Friend from Foe in Game of Thrones. (Usually.)
- Uneasy Lies the Head that Wears a Crown in Game of Thrones
Mysteries of the Universe: De-Mystified!
Pat Predicts and Prognosticates
Oh Boy, Dany
Like last year’s posts, these posts don’t include exposed spoilers for future plot developments. In some cases, I have links to my secret double-probation invisible-to-search-engines blog where I have book details and future speculations. Those rare links are explicitly identified as leading to a spoilery space, and even those pages give extremely obvous spoiler warnings. So if you don’t click, you’ll be okay. And if you do click, you’ll know you’re in danger well before the danger gets you.
If you like the above articles, don’t forget to check out Pat’s Game of Thrones Blogs – 2013 Collection, and see my original posts, including my righteous defense of Ned Stark and my legendary Six Article Series defending Jon Snow. (I love that Jon Snow. You wouldn’t believe the amount of flak I’ve received from my friends regarding my Jon Snow man-crush and the fact that I can’t stop talking about him.)
Images from HBO’s Game of Thrones, obviously.
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