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Hey everyone, the Watchers on the Wall website accepted another feature article from me, discussing some of the events from the recent episode of Game of Thrones in a historical context. By historical, I mean from the show’s own history.

Yup, Game of Thrones is such a big story, we’re seeing its history repeat itself. Maybe?

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It’s August, so I went through my social media feeds and grabbed all of the MicroStories I’d tweeted during the month of July.

As a reminder, these represent story-essences composed using no more than 129 characters (so I could tweet them with the hashtag #MicroStory.)

Usually, I only tweet Science Fiction and Fantasy #MicroStories. July was pretty much no exception. (Some of them seem less obvious as Sci Fi/Fantasy. Your mileage may vary.)

For really great #MicroStory action, please follow @MicroSFF, the Twitter account that inspired me to participate in this minimalist writing exercise. That feed puts out great science fiction and fantasy MicroStories all the time.

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#WesterosWednesday Lensday!

Posted: September 9, 2015 by patricksponaugle in Uncategorized

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It’s Wednesday, Westeros Wednesday! I had no post planned for this week, so I thought I’d share this timely article from my blogging friend Haylee, who recently toured the Game of Thrones filming locations in Ireland.

Right on.

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By now, you all must have a fair idea of how much I LOVE Game of Thrones! This is more than a fad, this is borderline obsessive. But until I enter into the fandom realms of changing my surname to Stormborn, tattooing the sigils of each house on my inner thigh and sleeping next to a vial of Kit Harington’s sweat (that I paid an extortionate amount for on eBay), I think I’m safe from intervention!

I did, however, request that we tour around Northern Ireland this summer, in an attempt to stalk some cast members visit filming locations for the show! Therefore, today’s photographic post is a small collection of a few castles and landscapes featured in the HBO series. The title? Well, apparently this hashtag is totally ‘a thing’ if you’re a tweeter, something I only discovered recently, jumped on and then created my own (#TargaryenTuesdays) – I’m…

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Mothers Day Going Medieval: Cat and Cersei

Posted: May 10, 2015 by patricksponaugle in Uncategorized

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I’m still on GoT blogging hiatus, but here’s a Game of Thrones Mother’s Day article I wrote for Dave and Holly of Comparative Geeks. (They’re the best, by the way.)

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Happy Mother’s Day to two mothers of kings: Catelyn Stark (née Tully) and Cersei Baratheon (née Lannister.)

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It would be relatively easy to compare these two powerfully political women by pointing out the similarities in Robb Stark and Joffrey Baratheon (and there are many) but this is a post about mothers, not sons.

The pair do share many similarities separate from whom their royal sons were.

  • Both were the eldest in their family, and both suffered the tragedy of their respective mothers dying during childbirth.
  • Both were married off as part of political alliances, and neither married the man they originally expected to.
  • Both of those marriages were initiated by Robert Baratheon’s rebellion (just one was at the start of the conflict, and one at the end.)
  • Both had to suffer the indignity of an acknowledged unfaithful husband. Ned Stark only claimed one illegitimate child, but he kept bastard Jon Snow close at…

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i was an adult then: a guest post by pat sponaugle

Posted: March 24, 2015 by patricksponaugle in Uncategorized

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My friend over at Inertial Confinement solicited posts about songs relevant to the transition from youth to adulthood. I submitted a post, and it was accepted!

(Even if I wasn’t a guest poster, their blog is worth checking out, you. Yes you!)

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Hello, Awesome Readers!

Today I have a special treat for you. The one and only Pat Sponaugle of I Can’t Possibly Be Wrong All the Time will be taking the proverbial reins today, continuing the discussion of what it means to cross over into adulthood. His blog is a favorite of mine, centering around A Game of Thrones. Go for the in-depth analysis of the TV show and the books. Go for the talks of war strategy, economics, and in-depth defenses of each character. Stay for the hilarious picture captions.

 

And now, without further ado, I present to you: Patrick Sponaugle! *applause*

 


 

 

I WAS AN ADULT THEN

Recently, the engaging host of Inertial Confinement posted an article featuring the talented Sarah McLachlann and her song Wait.

That post was about the transition from childhood to adulthood and about the kind of emotional…

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The Orcs and Season 5 Game of Thrones Promotions

Posted: March 2, 2015 by patricksponaugle in Uncategorized

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I’ll have a new Game of Thrones post out in a day or so (Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Stark) but here’s something from my Orcish Views on Game of Thrones blog.

The orcs are getting excited about Season 5, and they have their own way of perceiving the promotional materials.

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(Orcish Envoy’s Notes: Spoilers for Game of Thrones. If you’re not up on the show, don’t complain to the orcs. They just don’t care.)


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Season Four of Game of Thrones, HBO’s excellent adaptation of George RR Martin’s saga A Song of Ice and Fire, kicked off in the first week of April. I’m pretty excited. Stupidly excited.

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People following my blog are aware that I’d published over a dozen Game of Thrones-related articles last year, and at the beginning of this year I set myself a challenge to crank out a GoT post every week in preparation for the new season.

Now that the new season has started, I’m taking a break from posting new articles (I’m too busy reading everyone’s reactions to the current episodes), but I wanted to package up links to my 2014 pre-season postings, like I did for my 2013 collection.

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