30 Day Blogging Challenge: GoT Day Thirteen

It feels like forever since I have had any new Game of Thrones to watch…or any new A Song of Ice and Fire to read. In little over a month we all will get the seventh season of the hit HBO show. I am betting we will not get the last two books until the show has completed its run in 2018. I hope I am wrong about that but more and more it feels like that is what is going to happen. That means for now the show will be the officially unofficial canon of Westeros will be the show. As a writer I am not super happy about that but as a fan I just need my GoT fix already.  To help satisfy that need I embark upon a 30 day blogging challenge about Thrones. I am going to try to answer each prompt once for the TV show and once for the books since a great many things differ. With that being said…

Day Thirteen-Favorite Quote

It has to be a Tyrion line right? It just has to be…

It has to be a Tyrion or a Littlefinger line…

The voices in my head are having an argument…and one of them has a chair…hang on a sec…

Wow did that escalate quickly.

While I would love to drop some Tyrion knowledge on ya I can’t get over that Littlefinger line…it so perfectly describes what he has been up to in the show…

Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail and never get to try again. The fall breaks them. And some, are given a chance to climb.

Great line by the best player of the Game of Thrones.

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30 Day Blogging Challenge: GoT Day Twelve

It feels like forever since I have had any new Game of Thrones to watch…or any new A Song of Ice and Fire to read. In little over a month we all will get the seventh season of the hit HBO show. I am betting we will not get the last two books until the show has completed its run in 2018. I hope I am wrong about that but more and more it feels like that is what is going to happen. That means for now the show will be the officially unofficial canon of Westeros will be the show. As a writer I am not super happy about that but as a fan I just need my GoT fix already.  To help satisfy that need I embark upon a 30 day blogging challenge about Thrones. I am going to try to answer each prompt once for the TV show and once for the books since a great many things differ. With that being said…

Day Twelve-A scene that made you laugh

This one probably has two different answers.

Of course that is dependent on what was going on in my life when I read the books. When I read Storm of Swords I was 3/4’s the way down the backside of a terrible marriage. So when Littlefigner tosses Lady Lysa out the moon door I found it quite humorous. IT was also an effective way to get rid of the wife that you don’t want. Maybe that makes me a bad person, but that shit is funny…especially when you do with a zinger. This scene is without a doubt

In the show I found a lot of the The Hound and Arya stuff quite funny. However, the best line is when they are out side of the inn and they have that funny little conversation about how lots of people name their swords and The Hound responds with that one word I probably shouldn’t type…or say…

Thankfully You Tube is a thing:

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30 Day Blogging Challenge: GoT Day Eleven

It feels like forever since I have had any new Game of Thrones to watch…or any new A Song of Ice and Fire to read. In little over a month we all will get the seventh season of the hit HBO show. I am betting we will not get the last two books until the show has completed its run in 2018. I hope I am wrong about that but more and more it feels like that is what is going to happen. That means for now the show will be the officially unofficial canon of Westeros will be the show. As a writer I am not super happy about that but as a fan I just need my GoT fix already.  To help satisfy that need I embark upon a 30 day blogging challenge about Thrones. I am going to try to answer each prompt once for the TV show and once for the books since a great many things differ. With that being said…

Day Eleven-A scene that makes me cry

This is gonna be a tough one because TV shows or books barely ever make me cry. That is not to say I am not emotionally invested in them but it takes something major to get my tears flowing and entertainment just doesn’t cut it.

The scene that most shocked me given the optics was the Red Wedding. Even though I knew it was coming and even though it was pretty awful to read. Seeing it on the screen was a totally different experience. Video changes everything, just ask Ray Rice.

However, seeing what happened to Hodor both in the past and as he was cut down is by far the saddest scene in the show. That was shocking and while we sorta saw this coming it was terrible to witness.

Sometimes the video is stronger than the words:

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30 Day Blogging Challenge: GoT Day Ten

It feels like forever since I have had any new Game of Thrones to watch…or any new A Song of Ice and Fire to read. In little over a month we all will get the seventh season of the hit HBO show. I am betting we will not get the last two books until the show has completed its run in 2018. I hope I am wrong about that but more and more it feels like that is what is going to happen. That means for now the show will be the officially unofficial canon of Westeros will be the show. As a writer I am not super happy about that but as a fan I just need my GoT fix already.  To help satisfy that need I embark upon a 30 day blogging challenge about Thrones. I am going to try to answer each prompt once for the TV show and once for the books since a great many things differ. With that being said…

Day Ten-Stark or Lannister

Do I want to die a horrible death over some dumb decision I made…or do I want to have all the money in the world and band one of my siblings? That is the question that is being asked today.

While it would be awesome to have a big furry wolf as a running buddy I am not so sure that having an endless supply of money (in the books so far)…I could be drinking buddies with Tyrion and maybe just maybe all that wine would blank the memory of the sibling banging. I got to admit being able to bitch smack Joffrey like he owed me money is a huge plus but I am not so sure I can get past fornication with relatives.

Winterfell sounds way more epic than Casterly Rock…reading the book A World of Ice and Fire that castle is exactly what it sounds like its name…a gigantic fucking rock. That’s a hard pass.

House-Stark-heraldry

Even though this choice will likely lead to my gruesome murder I am going to go Stark…awesome castle, better pets, and most importantly of all no dirty naked time with family.

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30 Day Blogging Challenge: GoT Day Nine

It feels like forever since I have had any new Game of Thrones to watch…or any new A Song of Ice and Fire to read. In little over a month we all will get the seventh season of the hit HBO show. I am betting we will not get the last two books until the show has completed its run in 2018. I hope I am wrong about that but more and more it feels like that is what is going to happen. That means for now the show will be the officially unofficial canon of Westeros will be the show. As a writer I am not super happy about that but as a fan I just need my GoT fix already.  To help satisfy that need I embark upon a 30 day blogging challenge about Thrones. I am going to try to answer each prompt once for the TV show and once for the books since a great many things differ. With that being said…

Day Nine-Least Favorite Female Character

I am going to have two different answers one for the HBO show and another for the books. I am going to have a weird answer for the show because its been a fanboy gripe of mine for a while now.

For the show my least favorite female is Margaery Tyrell. Not because she isn’t stupid attractive, not because she is the least naked of all the female on this show, not because Natalie Dormer did a bad job playing this roll, but because to me it’s fucking lazy casting.

margarey

Margaery is a character obviously inspired by Anne Boleyn. Dormer played Boleyn on the Showtime show The Tudors. So they cast Anne in a role based on Anne and well that just seems lazy to me. I get it I am a nerd and I am the only one that has ever had this particular issue, but I just can’t get past it. A lot of people have teased me about this hang up but I don’t care…it really bugs me.

Now in the books I think my least favorite female is Cersei Lannister. There is nothing likable about book Cersei. She is portrayed as a dumb, cruel idiot. Basically her son Joffrey with a vagina. She is manipulative and everything she does to gain a scrap of personal power comes at the expense of the realm. She is an awful, terrible person with absolutely no redeeming qualities. Not even her utter humiliation during her naked walk through Kings Landing made me feel anything but this chick is getting exactly what she deserves.

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30 Day Blogging Challenge: GoT Day Eight

It feels like forever since I have had any new Game of Thrones to watch…or any new A Song of Ice and Fire to read. In little over a month we all will get the seventh season of the hit HBO show. I am betting we will not get the last two books until the show has completed its run in 2018. I hope I am wrong about that but more and more it feels like that is what is going to happen. That means for now the show will be the officially unofficial canon of Westeros will be the show. As a writer I am not super happy about that but as a fan I just need my GoT fix already.  To help satisfy that need I embark upon a 30 day blogging challenge about Thrones. I am going to try to answer each prompt once for the TV show and once for the books since a great many things differ. With that being said…

Day Eight-Least Favorite Male Character

Should I troll the internet and say Jon Snow? And then when everyone messages me hate say ‘because he knows nothing.’

That could be fun but I think my least favorite male character in both mediums is Jorah Mormont. Let’s just be honest here…all us dudes wanna pretend and think of ourselves as Khal Drogo, Ned Stark, Mr. Snow, or maybe even Tyrion but in the end most of the time we are fucking Jorah Mormont. hopelessly in love with a chick way out of our league. It sucks but no one ever said life is fair.

jorah

I super do not like how Jorah’s arc was handled on the show. Mostly because the stuff they cut out of the book was a lot of the stuff I super enjoyed reading about. In the books Jorah’s arc just makes him out to be a sad sack. Seriously he is just sad. Sometime so sad its hard to read about. He is sad and broken and to be perfectly honest how he got there isn’t all that interesting.

Maybe I should have just trolled everyone.

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30 Day Blogging Challenge: GoT Day Seven

It feels like forever since I have had any new Game of Thrones to watch…or any new A Song of Ice and Fire to read. In little over a month we all will get the seventh season of the hit HBO show. I am betting we will not get the last two books until the show has completed its run in 2018. I hope I am wrong about that but more and more it feels like that is what is going to happen. That means for now the show will be the officially unofficial canon of Westeros will be the show. As a writer I am not super happy about that but as a fan I just need my GoT fix already.  To help satisfy that need I embark upon a 30 day blogging challenge about Thrones. I am going to try to answer each prompt once for the TV show and once for the books since a great many things differ. With that being said…

Day Seven-Favorite Episode

This is a tough one. There have been 60 episodes so far. I think several of them all stick out because they are masterpieces of film. I speak of course of the 6 episode nines. The penultimate episode of every season is where most of the stuff goes down and of the six two in my mind stand apart from all the others. I speak of the one location episodes of season 2 and season 4.

Mull on that for a moment and I will tell a story about one of my favorite scenes and episodes just because of the dumb thing that happened during it.

So I hd recently been divorced and was bingeing Thrones with a new girl. My ex-wife shows up to pick up the boy for her weekend visitation, For some reason she asked to hang out for half an hour or something. For some other reason she asked the girl in my house…whatever. The new girl and I were laying on one couch watching and the ex-wife was sitting on the other couch. We get to one of those infamous sexposition scenes…specifically the one where Littlefinger gives some big speech while two girls go at.

It was a tad bit uncomfortable for obvious reasons. The girl looks at me and is trying not to laugh turning bright ass red…I am trying to play it off but her turning red is really fucking funny to me and I am trying not to laugh. The ex-wife gets all pissed off cause it looks like we have some big inside joke about her (which of course we did) but that is not why this shit is funny. It’s funny because it was uncomfortable as all hell for all three of us and the image of that girl turning bright ass red is seared into my cortex.

Back to the matter at hand.

The two single location episode nines are my favorite and I am not sure if I could pick one over the other. Each is pretty freaking awesome for very different reasons. They both feature battles that could have gone either way. Season five has an additional heart tug in it that was one of the few things the show did better than the books.

For me I guess I would have Blackwater 1A and The Watchers on the Wall 1B.

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