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The Absent Mother in Game of Thrones

Here is a link to an article I contributed to Winteriscoming.net. I have identified a theme throughout literature that I call the “Absent Mother.” I am particularly sensitive to it because my mother died when I was eight and her absence shaped my life. The Brienne post is the first in a series, and I’d … Read more

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Best GOT Comedy

Hey all GOT fans: if you haven’t watched these clips from Late Night with Seth Meyers, you need to! https://www.nbc.com/late-night-with-seth-meyers

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GOT S7 Ep. 7 Recap: The Dragon and the Wolf

I can’t believe the season finale is already upon us! In some ways it seems like not a lot happened, but maybe that’s just because everything happened so fast. And because Season 7 was setting the stage for the Great War in Season 8. Grey Worm and the Unsullied are gathered outside the walls of … Read more

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GOT S7 Ep. 6 Recap: Deus ex Uncle Benjen

I will always be a die hard Game of Thrones fan, but even the elastic bounds of my belief are being strained by the repeated arrivals of fortuitous saviors just in the nick of time. “Beyond the Wall” employed the deus ex machina device a little too liberally to be credible, even within the rubric … Read more

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GOT S7 Ep. 5 Recap: Eastwatch

I knew Jaime wasn’t going out that way! Please, show runners–everyone knows he has to kill Cersei! Bronn surfaces, gasping for air, then drags Jaime out of the river. By my calculations Bronn has just saved Jaime’s life twice in quick succession, yet Jaime still has the nerve to complain, “You could have killed me.” … Read more

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GOT S7 Ep. 4 Recap: The Spoils of War

The Lannisters are looting Highgarden. All the Tyrells’ gold is headed to King’s Landing to pay the crown’s debt to the Iron Bank, and the Reach’s stores are being sent there to fortify the capitol since #winterishere. Jaime tosses Bronn a saddlebag full of gold coins while Bronn complains that the Lannisters have not, in … Read more

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GOT S7 Ep 3 Recap: The Queen’s Justice

It just keeps getting better. Jon Snow and Ser Davos arrive at Dragonstone, and this awesome exchanges ensues: Tyrion: The Bastard of Winterfell Jon: The Dwarf of Casterly Rock And then Jon Snow almost cracks a smile. This episode is already epic. And that’s before the dragons swoop overhead as Jon and Ser Davos are … Read more

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GOT S7 Episode 2 Recap: Stormborn

Mind. Blown. How can this show keep being this amazing?! As promised by the show runners, Season 7 is wasting no time, so let’s get to it! A storm rages outside Dragonstone as Dany and her council hold a strategy session in the war room. Tyrion and Varys reminisce about the similar storm for which … Read more

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GOT S7 Episode 1 Recap: Dragonstone

#winterishere ¬†Finally!! Walder Frey (what?!) is holding court at the Twins, having gathered all his men to tell them of his plans for House Frey now that winter is here. But first, a toast–for everyone but his wife, because he won’t waste good wine on a woman. Cheers to all the brave men who helped … Read more

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