This post will be talking about Lord Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish, one of the masterminds of mischief in HBO’s Game of Thrones (and in the source material, A Song of Ice and Fire.) As usual, discussion of characters from Game of Thrones is going to involve talking about plot points, so if you’re not up to date on the story this post will spoil things for you. (Unless you don’t care about spoilers, that’s cool.)

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Baelish: Let me tell you a spoiler about the Hound. How his face got spoiled.
Sansa: How discourteous!

You can trust me on that. Just don’t trust Littlefinger.

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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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Do I even need to warn people about spoilers? This post will be talking about Game of Thrones; it’s in the title. Therefore you’re on notice if you’re behind on the show.

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High Sparrow: Next week’s episode looks like it’s going to be amazing.
Margaery: Don’t say anything! I’m way behind.
High Sparrow: Seven forbid! I’ll not spoil you on the details. Would be a terrible sin.

The topic of this post will be redemption, specifically in HBO’s television series, Game of Thrones. (I guess it’ll be applicable as well to the source material, A Song of Ice and Fire.)  I’m not a literary scholar, I’m just a guy with a blog who writes way too much about this particular adaptation, so this won’t be a dense comparison of the general theme of redemption in various works of literature.

You’re welcome.

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This post will be talking about Game of Thrones and specifically the institution of the Night’s Watch. If you haven’t read the books or watched the show, then spoilers will be throughout.

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For thousands of years the Wall has stood as a glacial barrier between the Seven Kingdoms and whatever forces lurk in the far north. For presumably an equal duration the Night’s Watch has manned the Wall, vigilantly alert against the fall of the next Long Night.

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Hodor

Posted: March 7, 2017 by patricksponaugle in Game of Thrones, Opinion, TV
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If you’ve wandered into this post without knowing who Hodor is, then you probably have not seen much of HBO’s Game of Thrones or read A Game of Thrones, the first novel that the show is based on. That’s cool, all are welcome. But it’d probably be best if you not read this particular post, and instead checked out the show and then came back fully informed. Because I’ll be talking some spoilery details.

Just know that Hodor is a beloved character in a series that has at least one thousand characters. (Many of them not nearly as charming and exemplary as Hodor.) Now, shoo.

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Hodor!

Anyone who is still here either knows all about our gentle giant, or is willing to be spoiled.

Fair enough.

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Fans of the HBO series Game of Thrones (or fans of the book series it’s based on) will no doubt be familiar with the character of Melisandre of Asshai. She’s pretty memorable.

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I’m memorable because I’m hot. But not as hot as the people I arrange to be set on fire. That’s legit hot.

Some pretty interesting stuff happened in the most recent season involving Melisandre, and I’m going to be talking about that. So if you’re not caught up on her story, you’ve been warned.

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This post will be talking about Lord Eddard “Ned” Stark, from the HBO television show Game of Thrones (and prominent in the source material, George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire.) If you don’t know who Ned Stark is, just know that he’s awesome and a big damn hero. Then go read the books and/or watch the show.

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Big damn hero? I’m just an ordinary man, trying to do right by his family. And his king. And the realm. And the North. And my dead sister. And honor. And my [redacted] Jon Snow. There are probably some other competing interests that I’m forgetting.

Hopefully, anyone not familiar with my man Ned will be gone now, so I can begin to talk plot details.

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