Posts Tagged ‘Arya Stark’

Happy New Year! To celebrate the end of 2017 (a year so bad, Arya Stark had it on her list) I published another Game of Thrones feature on Watchers on the Wall.

I won’t spoil the content of that article, but I talk about how the two venerable institutions on Braavos, the Iron Bank and the House of Black and White, might have some part to play in Season Eight, specifically in regards to a lioness of House Lannister and a wolf-girl of House Stark.

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Law and Order: Westeros

Posted: August 16, 2016 by patricksponaugle in Game of Thrones, TV
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This post will be talking about the state of law on HBO’s Game of Thrones. Plot points from the first six seasons will be discussed, so if you have an iron-clad policy against spoilers and you are not caught up with your watching, let this serve as the legal disclaimer.

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Polliver: I’M SORRY! I didn’t mean to spoil you about how the Sixth Sense ends!
Arya: You and Bruce Willis are about to have something in common…

The fantasy land of Westeros appears to be quite a lawless place, with frequent occurrences of treachery, backstabbing, unpunished kinslaying, robbery, murder, etc. At the very least it’s a violent place, but even though there doesn’t seem to be much adherence to the rule of law, laws are in evidence. Sometimes in unexpected ways.

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In my last post, I talked about the excellent Game of Thrones concept album SEVEN from the Manimals. The album is a collection of songs representing seven characters from Game of Thrones. The post not only described the concept in more detail but also featured a discussion of the song Mother, the point of view of Daenerys Targaryen.

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Jon Snow: Now, I expect you to kill a lot of buttrash Lannisters with this.
Arya Stark: I’ll start making a list!

This post will be covering the tracks Teeth and Lone, which are representative of adorable murder-angel Arya Stark and Jon Snow, the young man who gave Arya her iconic instrument of death, Needle. (The best swords have names, yo.)

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Arya Stark, Arya Okay?

Posted: January 26, 2016 by patricksponaugle in Game of Thrones, Opinion, TV
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This post will be talking about my favorite little murder-angel, Arya Stark. This post will also be spoilery if you’re not up-to-date with Game of Thrones on HBO.

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Someone’s not current on my adventures? What’s their name? I have a list.

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I almost entitled this post Losing Arya because her story is all about relentless loss. Usually she’s losing something or someone close to her.

Or people are losing her.

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This post will be discussing two children of Lord Eddard “I love that bastard” Stark and Lady Catelyn “I hate that bastard” Stark.

No, I’m not talking about Stark bastards, I’m talking about two of the legitimate children, Arya and Bran.

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Arya: Seven Hells! Sansa’s always been tall!
Bran: She’s like another Hodor.

And as usual, I’ll be spoiling plot points from HBO’s Game of Thrones, so if you’re not caught up, I can’t be held responsible if Arya stabs you in the face with a spoiler. Like she does.

Hodor.

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This post will be talking about the patriarch of the Lannister family from HBO’s Game of Thrones. There will be plot discussions that will include the first five seasons of the show, so if you are not up to date, I’ll be spoiling things for you. SPOILING THINGS!

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I once spoiled the ambitions of the Reynes. They were from Castamere, you know.

I usually confine my Game of Thrones pontificating to what’s been seen on the show, but occasionally I stray into details from the source material, A Song of Ice and Fire. This is one of those occasions.

I won’t be spoiling future book details (in general, there is less danger of that until The Winds of Winter gets published) but I’ll be bringing up some book elements omitted from the show to give a slightly different perspective to the Old Lion, the uncrowned might-as-well-be-king Tywin Lannister.

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This is the fourth post in a series, discussing what elements of season 5 Game of Thrones were mirror-like reflections on season 2. Previously, I talked about the Baratheon/Targaryen stories and the Starks’ persecutors House Lannister. Now, it’s time to discuss the Starks. (And Stark-relations.)

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Ygritte had a head start on Janos when it came to being at the business end of Jon’s sword. I literally mean his sword! You get *your* mind out of the gutter!

Season 2 Starks were still rebounding from the shakeup of Lord Eddard’s death in season 1, and of course there were more Stark deaths that continued to cast a shadow into season 5 over the seemingly cursed family.

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