Posts Tagged ‘Jon Snow’

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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Happy Valentine’s Day! (If you’re into that thing.) This post will be talking about Game of Thrones and a very specific story of love and broken hearts. I’ll be tromping all over a spoilery plot detail, one that some might argue hasn’t been 100% comfirmed, so I’ll just let you decide if you want to keep reading.

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“Promise me, Ned,” Lyanna’s statue whispered. She wore a garland of pale blue roses, and her eyes wept blood.

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If you don’t know who Karstarks or Starks are, you’ve somehow stumbled across a post about Game of Thrones, which is a show on HBO based on an unfinished series of books by this excellent author, George RR Martin. If you’ve not watched the show (or read the books, I guess) then this post will be spoilery.

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Ptui! Southerrrn Softie Spoilerrrs!

Starks, Karstarks. What’s in a name?

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This post will be talking about HBO’s Game of Thrones, but will also be talking partly about the source material A Song of Ice and Fire. If you’re only up on one, and are planning on reading or watching the other one day, it’s up to you if you want to have any of that experience spoiled.

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Specifically, I’ll be talking about Aegon Targaryen, the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Elia of Dorne. Show watchers might recall the story that Aegon was killed along with his sister Rhaenys and their mother Elia. (Oberyn, Elia’s brother, brought this fact up a lot.)

Rumor has it that Gregor “the Mountain” Clegane crushed the infant Aegon’s skull.

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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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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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