Posts Tagged ‘Sam Tarly’

We’re past the second episode of Season Eight Game of Thrones, and therefore we’ve seen 1/3rd of the final episodes. It’s going by so fast.

Soon we’ll only have our memories to sustain us. (And rewatches. And unpublished books. And people debating on blogs and Reddit for years.)

But speaking about memories … on the Watchers on the Wall website, I’ve just published another feature article talking about the recent episode, and specifically the exchange between Bran Stark and Sam Tarly where Bran asserts that he is the memory of the world.

The scene offered a lot to unpack and I only scratched the surface, to be honest. But I discuss what it means for the Night King to be targeting Bran, what an endless night might mean in this nuanced context, etc.


In Defense of Qyburn

Posted: March 8, 2016 by patricksponaugle in Game of Thrones, Opinion, TV
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This post will be talking about Game of Thrones, HBO’s excellent adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, the epic (and as yet unfinished) story from George RR Martin.

I’ll be focusing on the disgraced ex-Maester Qyburn, who is a creepy guy in general. Spoilers ahead.


Spoilers? Hah! Spoilers are only feared by the ignorant and uneducated.

Defense? You are defending Qyburn? What? (Wait. Qyburn is who again?)

I’ll get into the defense in a moment, but first I’ll provide a quick recap of who this Qyburn guy is.


This post will include spoilery information from the first four seasons of Game of Thrones. So there.


Being Spoiled About When That Thing Happened to That Person at That Place During That Event was the Worst!

Recently, George RR Martin, the author of the source material for HBO’s Game of Thrones, admitted who his favorite character was. It’s Tyrion Lannister.

Although this isn’t a surprising admission, if I had been asked previously who GRRM’s favorite character might be, my guess¬†would have been for Samwell Tarly.