It’s April 24th. Tonight on HBO, the sixth season of Game of Thrones kicks off.
Relax, this isn’t going to be one of my huge wall of text essays on the show.
I’ve just wrapped up the last Game of Thrones #WesterosWednesday post for awhile. I had expected to be done with all of my pre-season 6 posts three weeks ago, but because this season ended up being scheduled three weeks late (in my opinion), I had to write three extra posts. So I’m ready for a break.
Each year, I don’t do any Game of Thrones blogging while the show is currently airing (my regular readers already know this, but I’ve had a fair amount of new followers in the past few weeks, and I want to get everyone up to speed) and in-between the seasons I write at least 24 posts about the show.
I don’t really do recaps, it’s all pick-a-topic-and-defend-it or things like that.
Last year and this year, in-between seasons 5 and 6, I wrote Forty-Four articles, not including the two that I wrote dissecting the first season 6 trailer, but that does include the recent article I had accepted on the Film School Rejects site.
I’m going to relax for the next 10-11 weeks and watch the show, read people’s recaps and opinion pieces, and listen to podcasts. Probably a lot of podcasts about the show.
Once the show has its season finale, I’ll start up blogging about Game of Thrones again.
I have about a dozen topics to get started on once episode 6.10 has its no-doubt-dramatic closure, which of course isn’t enough to get me all the way through to the beginning of season 7. I assume that I’ll be inspired by events on the show, since there will be so much new material, even for a book reader like me. But should anyone really want me to address a particular topic that they have in mind, I’d love to field suggestions.
- My post defending Joffrey from years ago? That was a specific request.
- My post defending the Sand Snakes? I was already planning on doing one, but one of my blogging friends (hi Haley) asked me to write something positive about Dorne, because she was so depressed about how the show presented the southernmost kingdom and plotline.
- Defending the Freys? I’m pretty sure someone challenged me to do that years ago. It just took awhile to get on the schedule. (I don’t think it satisfied their challenge, but it is what it is.)
So feel free to throw topics at me. Like spaghetti against the kitchen wall. (We all do that, right?)
Anyway, I wanted to write something to close off this end of my collection of Game of Thrones articles and thank all my readers. As always, I’m humbled that anyone would be interested in reading what I have to say, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to talk to you all about a show I really enjoy, and a book series that I really love.
See you on the other side…
(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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