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The Long Afternoon of Game of Thrones

Posted: June 16, 2017 by patricksponaugle in Blogging, Game of Thrones
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Night gathers, and now my watch begins…

But not quite. Night is gathering, possibly the Long Night (for Westeros) but we still have a month to go until Season Seven finally starts up. We’re kind of still in the Long Afternoon.

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Alien: Covenant is now out in theaters, but I haven’t seen it yet. (So no worries about me spoiling that movie here.)

I noticed the other day that I was coming up on my blog’s 300th post.  Yay me!

I felt it would be appropriate to recognize that milestone with some thoughts on a movie series (since that’s why I started blogging in the first place) and since there was an Alien franchise movie in theaters, here are some of my observations with those movies.

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It’s April 1st, so of course anything you read on the Internet is going to be bogus. It remains to be seen how bogus this post will be. (I solemnly swear I am up to no good. No, that’s not right. This post will be legit.)

Although I mostly crank out weekly (usually weekly) posts about Game of Thrones for my blog, I occasionally contribute a geeky post to the Comparative Geeks website, run by the wonderful Holly and Dave. The two of them have a squad of regular contributors, but earlier this year Dave asked me if I had anything I’d be interested in sharing with the CompGeeks site. As it turned out, I did.

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Hey, my fellow blog readers. Coming soon I’ll be having a special Game of Thrones blog post appearing on the site.

People familiar with the series know that when visiting someone in Westeros, don’t get too comfortable until a ritual meal of bread and salt are shared, cementing the sacred guest right. Once a guest and a host have shared this simple meal, it’s understood that neither will harm the other.

Along those lines, I’m announcing that coming soon, I’ll be hosting a Game of Thrones post from my friend Shannon, who writes at Geekly Press. Shannon and I are friends on Facebook, both of us being fans of the Jay and Jack LOST podcast (and their other creative efforts.) She asked if I’d host a (possibly controversial) opinion piece about one of the players on Game of Thrones, and I was delighted to accept. (Now I need to come up with a similar post for her to host on Geekly Press. There’s always some quid pro quo in these things, don’t you know.)

I’m still putting out a new Game of Thrones post every week until the new show starts up; Shannon’s will be in addition to, not replacing one of my usual Tuesday posts. (They come out on Tuesday, even though I tell Twitter about it on Wednesday, for #WesterosWednesday.)

Additionally, in early April I’ll have another Game of Thrones post showing up exclusively on the Comparative Geeks website, run by the excellent bloggers Dave and Holly. I’d give a hint of what it’s about, but that would be telling.

Okay, just wanted to keep people up to date on things. New Game of Thrones post from me tomorrow, and guest post from Shannon coming whenever.

(The image above is to represent a symbolic sharing of bread and salt between the two of us, implying that we’ll not have some kind of blogger-based bloodshed. I guess I could have used an image of a pretzel for this, as well.)


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

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

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It’s 2017, Pack a Parachute

Posted: January 1, 2017 by patricksponaugle in Blogging, Opinion
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Happy New Year, everyone!

Even though I mostly blog (endlessly) about Game of Thrones or movies, or post my (vaguely ridiculous) monthly MicroStory collections, the onset of a new year allows for some reflection on the previous one.

Sometime in 2016 (I forget exactly when) I was in a bad mood. I was frustrated about something, and rather than overtly acting out, I sketched a picture of me yelling on the back of some scrap paper that was probably being used for my daughter’s math homework. (This might be a clue in regards to what I was frustrated about.)

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(Look, I make no pretensions towards being an artist.)

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It’s April 24th. Tonight on HBO, the sixth season of Game of Thrones kicks off.

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Finally! Seven Hells, it seems like forever!

Relax, this isn’t going to be one of my huge wall of text essays on the show.

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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.

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Okay! We cool kids can talk freely now.

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