2015 is nearly here, and in a handful of months, HBO’s excellent Game of Thrones will resume with its fifth season. Hopefully at the end of March, possibly at the beginning of April.
To pass the time, I’ll be doing weekly Game of Thrones blogging.
Back in 2013, I started writing the random Game of Thrones post, and at the beginning of the year I took on the challenge of writing a post a week. (All you professional and serious bloggers are laughing at the weak weekly output, but it was a challenge for me.)
I cranked them out, took a break during the airing of Season 4 (the hiatus had been planned from the start) and after the season I kept putting them out, but at a more relaxed fortnightly schedule. (I’m using that archaic term because I discovered contradictory meanings for bi-weekly or bi-monthly.)
Anyway, starting tomorrow, I’ll resume a weekly schedule, with new posts showing up on Wednesdays. Game of Thrones Wednesdays.
Defending the Wall: The Scythe – It might not have been canon, but the Scythe was something that I loved.
In Defense of Prince Oberyn – Hey, we all loved Prince Oberyn. Perhaps a bit too much.
Who Hasn’t Eaten Crow, Now and Thenn? – Wildlings! Finally scary.
The North. Remember? – It’s not just a direction.
Regarding Renly Baratheon – Usually I defend people on the show. Not this time.
Medieval History 101: Robb and Joffrey – Now that they’re dead, I can’t tell them apart.
Sam the Slayer, Sam the Player – Sam. He’s a bad mutha *Shut Your Mouth*
Trick or Treat; Tricks and Threats (in Game of Thrones) – Part 1 of hilarious pranks in Westeros.
Game of Thrones: Trickier and Treatier – Part 2!
Bran Stark: the Witch-King of the North – Bran! He’s cute, he’s adorable. He’s potentially a monster.
Fence Sitting: the Hazardous Neutrality of the Night’s Watch – Hey, it’s political.
Game of Thrones: Thanks? Thanks! – My Thanksgiving post.
Snows, Love Them or Hate Them – What a couple of right bastards.
Where are the Others? Are they LOST? – THEY’RE RIGHT BEHIND YOU!
All of my Game of Thrones posting corpus is available on my Game of Thrones page.
Last year, thanks to the promotion my blog received for my support of the A Cast of Kings podcast, I was asked to write some articles for the Film School Rejects website. I don’t do episode recaps as part of my usual postings, but I wrote a Season Four recap for FSR, and for spooky-seasonal Halloween, wrote a Game of Thrones specific (and television-in-general) article on what it means for the dead to come back.
I hope I’ll be able to get some more things published in 2015 with that site.
I have enough articles planned to get me through until Season 5 starts up (with a few in reserve.)
Now that I’ve written about nearly all the Starks (Rickon defies me) I’ll be putting out more Lannister-centric ones.
If the show finally gets in sync with some of the plot points in the books, I’ll be able to publish some articles that I’ve been sitting on. They want to be out there!
Based on rumors for Season 5, I’m really interested in how things will play out with the book-readers.
Thanks everyone who have read and commented on my blogs, and for those who entertain and engage me with their own takes on Game of Thrones. It’s very fulfilling.
(Comments are always welcome. Super welcome! But if you want to talk spoilery Game of Thrones talk with me (also welcome) I’d invite you to visit my Safe Spoilers page on my backup blog. That way my non-book-reading friends won’t be shocked with foreknowledge.)
Image of Tywin Lannister from HBO’s Game of Thrones (obviously.)
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