Posts Tagged ‘Stannis Baratheon’

Up on the Watchers on the Wall website, I recently posted a feature discussing Daenerys Targaryen, and how her invasion of Westeros might not be the best thing for the defense of the Seven Kingdoms in the looming war against the White Walkers.

No, I’m not currently being paid by the Cersei Lannister administration to build a case against the Mother of Dragons.

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Game of Thrones is back on the air, which is when I usually take a break from blogging about the show and just settle in to watch it. But it’s really hard to not write about all of the thoughts I’m having.

Instead of breaking my no-blogging rule (I’m clearly bending that rule now), I wrote a short article about Daenerys Targaryen for the Watchers on the Wall website, where I reflect on Daenerys as she contemplates her next moves from the island fortress of Dragonstone.

Will she follow in the footsteps of the first Targaryen king, her ancestor Aegon the Conqueror? Or is she destined to track along the same path as the previous wannabe-monarch who lived at Dragonstone, Stannis Baratheon?

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One of the more interesting and understated characters on HBO’s Game of Thrones is Roose Bolton, the Lord of the Dreadfort.

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Lord of the Dreadfort? No need to be so formal. Addressing me as “Warden of the North” will be sufficient to keep your skin on your back. Mostly.

Usual spoiler warnings apply: One cannot talk about Roose Bolton without dropping massive spoilery details for the series.

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This post will be talking about HBO’s Game of Thrones in general, and specifically about Queen Cersei Lannister. She had a pretty eventful season recently on the show, and if you’re not caught up on Game of Thrones, maybe you should stop reading and start watching episodes.

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Yes. Do go away.

Cersei Lannister. The Girl On Fire. (Or rather, the queen who arranges the fire.)

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Happy Holidays! This post will be talking about HBO’s Game of Thrones, the nearly finished adaptation of George “I’ll finish this when I’m good and ready” RR Martin’s series A Song of Ice and Fire. I’ll be talking about details from the most recent season, so if you’re not caught up with the show as of this date, there’s always a danger of being spoiled.

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Spoiled? Feh! Nothing would spoil our idyllic and pastoral lifestyle! Let’s have some fun with blood magic and human sacrifices!

The Winter Solstice is the inspiration for celebratory holidays, based on the observation that the long, dark evenings will start to shorten and daytime will grow longer and longer.

Part of the informal celebrations of the season involves folklore character Santa Claus up in the North Pole with an army of helpful toy-making elves laboring away on surprises for all the good little boys and girls who aren’t on his naughty list. (No one talks much about the invasive surveillance network that old, bearded Santa Claus must be using.)

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This post will be talking about Ser Davos Seaworth, the excellent stalwart and stand-up guy from HBO’s Game of Thrones. Look, there are very few people in Game of Thrones that are as decent as this guy and still alive.

I’m glad to write about him. (Or am I? We’ll see.)

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No need to butter me up, boy. I’m just an oldish bearded white guy. There are dozens and dozens of oldish bearded white guys on this show. One of us was bound to be decent.

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Davos Seaworth is a noteworthy character in the Game of Thrones universe.

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This post will be discussing plot points and character backgrounds from HBO’s excellent series, Game of Thrones. Therefore, if you’re not caught up on the show (or haven’t read the books) and you read this and get spoiled, you have no one to blame but yourselves. So there.

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Blame, blame. Everyone’s so quick to assign blame. Like me! I do that!

Season Five wrapped up with the death of Stannis Baratheon, the last of the original royals in the War of the Five Kings.

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