This post will be talking ever-so-briefly about Game of Thrones. If you don’t know who Ser Alliser Thorne is, or why he even needs to be defended, you’ll have no interest in this.
Okay! We cool kids can talk freely now.
Earlier this week, I said I’d posted my last pre-season 6 Game of Thrones post, which is true. My discussion of differences between the show’s portrayal of Moat Cailin and the Eyrie will be my last major topic. But earlier in the week, the honorable Neil Miller of the Film School Rejects site pressed a button and published an article I had submitted to him last year, where I examine Ser Alliser Thorne’s behavior during season 5, leading up to the assassination of Lord Commander Jon Snow. (He felt it would be better suited right before the new season started up.)
If you have any interest in reading my quasi-defense of Alliser Thorne, you can read all about it HERE.
Some of you might have already seen the article advertised on my Twitter feed.
To be fair, I’m not trying to exhonerate him from the charges of mutiny and murder – instead I’m trying to show that Ser Alliser might have decided to remove Jon from power, permanently, as rational way to protect the Night’s Watch and the realm. Instead of him just being some kind of crabby butt-rash.
If you do go and check it out, I’d appreciate if you left a comment for me on that article at the Film School Rejects site.
If you think my reasoning is solid? Let me know.
If you think I’m an idiot? Let me know. I respect all opinions. (Except for the obviously wrong ones.) And I’d be happy to talk more about my reasoning there.
(Okay full disclosure: if Neil sees activity on the post, even if it’s just being shared from the site, he’ll be more likely to ask me to write more articles for the Film School Rejects.)
You are under no obligation to comment there, and if you are more comfortable in interacting with me here, I’m completely fine with that.
Regardless if you are interested in seeing my articles on other sites, thank you to everyone who has read my Game of Thrones posts here during the years. I’m quite touched with the kind and thoughtful comments I receive, and I really enjoy interacting with my new friends via my blog, their blogs, social media, and sometimes in person!
Thank you everyone, and I look forward to talking about season six Game of Thrones soon. (Well, no blogging about it until the season is done… taking a break…)
(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.
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