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?)


Defending the Scoundrels


Just What Are They Wearing? (And What Are They Not Wearing?) 


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.

© Patrick Sponaugle 2014 Some Rights Reserved

  1. Xavier Yes says:

    John Snow man-crushes are the most understandable man-crushes.


    • Hah! Thanks.

      To be fair, I got invested in Jon Snow from reading the books, where I had insight into his thoughts.

      I’m glad that this season Jon finally gets a chance to speak his mind, now that he’s not trapped with the Wildlings.

      (By the way, Internet, Xavier Yes is awesome, and his blog is top notch. You should check it out!)


      • Xavier Yes says:

        Haha, thanks for the kind words mate. I might have some Game of Thrones jokes here and there, but when I need thoughtful commentary it’s your blog or nothing.

        And yes, I’m really looking forward to a more assertive/aggressive Jon Snow. This is gonna be a hell of a season.


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