And Now My (Season Five) Watch Begins…

Posted: April 10, 2015 by patricksponaugle in Blogging, Game of Thrones, Writing
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Or it will in a few days, on Sunday April 12th. Season Five Game of Thrones!


Watch it on a Giant TV!

Wanted to thank everyone who visited my blog and checked out my various Game of Thrones related posts.

I’m relieved that the season is about to start up, not only because I want to enjoy another ten hours of A Song of Ice and Fire adaptation, but I can ease off on writing about the show.

Like last year, during this season I won’t be posting any of my weekly Game of Thrones articles. I’ll be too busy:

  • watching YouTube reactions
  • reading recaps
  • listening to Game of Thrones podcasts. (So many Game of Thrones podcasts.)

Starting in July, I’ll try to put out two posts a month related to Game of Thrones, and in 2016 I’ll repeat my challenges from previous years and crank out a GoT post every week until the new season starts up.

I reserve the right to post something Game of Thrones related during my official hiatus. We’ll see.

I’m still occasionally tweeting out opinions from Sauron’s orcs who are watching Game of Thrones on the Giant Flaming Eye’s cable-enabled palantir. (Mordor uses Comcast for its internet access, obviously.) If interested, you can follow @GoTOrcs to see that happening (or follow me on @patman23, since I just retweet what the orcs tweet out. We have that special relationship.)

I’m up to 80+ articles on Game of Thrones (ranging from my too f&%#ing long essays down to themed-aggregations of tweets from those orcs who love the Starks) so this time next year, I feel confident I’ll have over 100 articles. I should really write a book.

Best regards, and I hope everyone enjoys the upcoming season.

Valar Morghulis, Valar Dohaeris.

(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 from HBO’s Game of Thrones (obviously.) 

I make no claims to the artwork, but some claims to the text. So there. 

© Patrick Sponaugle 2015 Some Rights Reserved


  1. That “I hope everyone enjoys the upcoming season” is the understatement of the year. Several days ago I reminded my dear friend Sheila the comic artist about April 12th and her reply was “OMG! Bye-bye, deadlines! Hi, Jaime!”

    XD XD XD


  2. KG says:

    I hope they don’t ban it here in India at the last minute…I am so eager…first time I am gonna try and watch it when it is aired.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. kaburke9 says:

    In the words of reddit /asoiaf – get hype!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. fluidss says:

    If you are interested Patrick, I will be contributing to episode comments on a Pod of Casts:
    You can also find more of my blather here:

    Liked by 1 person

  5. fluidss says:

    Almost forgot…Hodor!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Sue Archer says:

    You should definitely write a book, Pat! Enjoy the season!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. <> So this is where my nemesis lives on the web. Not too shabby.

    My less grouchy home is Where I have a more sober GOT post. I truly did love Ygritte and Jon together. ((sniffles))

    Liked by 1 person

  8. *sigh* I can totally understand the hiatus but I’m going to miss your hilarious recaps and interesting analysis for a couple of months.

    But you’re still going to come on over every Sunday and do my scatter-brained recaps, right?

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  9. Oh, I had somehow suspected you’d be even more eager to write about the new episodes. Anyway, it’s nice that people make a commitment to keeping the coverage up during the off-season as well.

    I’d say the season’s of to a relatively good start so far, the first 10% of the season gets a solid 8.5/10, taking into consideration that it’s a season premiere with all that implies.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. nerdlovewords says:

    you should write a book 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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