As I sometimes do, I have a new Game of Thrones post on the Watchers on the Wall site. Happy Westeros Wednesday!

I’d realized that among all of the lords, ladies, wildlings, wizards, and wights that I’d written about, I’d never gotten around to writing anything about that stalwart squire Podrick Payne.

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

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. September 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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Batman Day 2017

Posted: September 23, 2017 by patricksponaugle in Comics, Opinion
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Batman Day is in a few days, September 26th. No really, it is. But it’s being celebrated early in comic shops around the country today. Because … Saturday.


In honor of previous September marketing ploys celebrating the Dark Knight, a few years ago I started an annual tradition of writing about the Caped Crusader. (I think it takes doing something at least three times to call something a tradition, so this post is the required third thing. Nailed it.)

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Ser Jorah Mormont: Formerly of the North

Posted: September 22, 2017 by patricksponaugle in Game of Thrones, TV
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Up on the Watchers on the Wall site, I have a post talking about Ser Jorah Mormont.

You know, that Westerosi knight who has not only survived greyscale but lived longer than any of Daenerys Targaryen’s husbands. (Okay, on the show Dany and Hizdahr zo Loraq never got married, but I’m counting that anyway.)

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The Inhumans

Posted: September 19, 2017 by patricksponaugle in Comics, Movie Review, Opinion, TV
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In a few weeks, ABC’s show The Inhumans will air. It will feature characters from the Marvel Comics canon, characters first created by the legendary team of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

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Thoughts on the Hellboy Reboot

Posted: September 16, 2017 by patricksponaugle in Comics, Movie Review, Opinion
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I’ve been meaning to post some of my thoughts on the in-production reboot of the cinematic Hellboy.

For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, Hellboy is the creation of comic book artist/writer Mike Mignola. He’s a big red demon. A heroic one.

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The Busy Life of Randyll Tarly

Posted: September 13, 2017 by patricksponaugle in Game of Thrones, TV
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This post will be referencing some plot points from the most recent season of Game of Thrones. If you’re not caught up, you’re on your own should you continue to read.

Lord Randyll: That spoiler warning seems a tad over-wrought for my taste. In my day, we’d brave one hundred spoilers before breakfast. My son Sam, on the other hand, would eat one hundred breakfasts. And not brave anything.

Midway through the sixth season of Game of Thrones, viewers met with the cold and forbidding Randyll Tarly, Sam Tarly’s father.

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