Caitlin PenzeyMoog Mine’s a bit of a cheat, but nevertheless: I want a lady triumvirate to rule together. The story Game Of Thrones is telling is about the transference of power, from the older generation to the younger, and seemingly—hopefully—from men to women. Westerosi history shows that men in power make bad decisions, but it also shows that a single person sitting on the throne is more often than not corrupted by power. Women should lead, and they should lead together. Daenerys Targaryen and Sansa Stark should set aside their differences and band together to rule; that much is obvious. But there will still be threats to the throne, and one of those can go from enemy to ally by joining Daenerys and Sansa on the throne—maybe Yara Greyjoy or a Sandsnake will make the trio complete. This way, the women won’t be dependent on marriage to seal pacts and power. They’ll no longer need men, in other words. I don’t see Cersei willing to share the … [Read more...] about Who do you want to win the game of thrones?
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Yesterday, we wrote about the fact that a contingent of Game Of Thrones fans angry with the way season eight has turned out have started a petition urgingover 400,000 signatures, but we still contend it’sThe Week, however, took things one step further and decided to imagine what the end of Game Of Thrones would look like if it actually sought to satiate … [Read more...] about Game Of Thrones’
Hence why it’s not surprising to see a leak—courtesy of our friends over at Kotaku—coming out of upcoming video game conference E3, apparently confirming that Martin will be working with From on a new game, Elden Ring. So far, the only other info we have on the game is a complicated diagram that look like the fancy hood ornament design on hell’s first car, and the firm knowledge that a million people just Googled “What the heck does ‘elden’ mean?” We’ll presumably know more about the project—and all the ways Martin intends to put off his other obligations by working on it—once E3 proper actually arrives. … [Read more...] about George R.R. Martin just like the rest of us, puts off important projects by messing with video games
It's better to defend than attack. But whichever team's controlling more territory when the game ends, wins. Except the game ends only when everybody on one team's managed to play their Ceasefire card, hidden somewhere in their deck. Don't get put off by the board, or the theme. This is tactics with all the absurd tension of Buckaroo. … [Read more...] about You’re With Me: 5 Team Board Games You Should Play
Elsewhere in the episode Arya Stark becomes a boy with no name, beginning her path to Faceless Manhood. Robb Stark is named King In The North, and begins to plot revenge for his father’s death. Catelyn Stark really hates Jaime Lannister, and tells him so. Sadistic little shit King Joffrey forces Sansa to look at her father’s head on a spike. Tywin Lannister orders Tyrion to go to King’s Landing and serve as Hand Of The King; against his father’s wishes, Tyrion decides to bring Shae with him. Jon Snow leaves the Wall to avenge his father, but is persuaded to return by his brothers in black. Grand Maester Pycelle is not as much of a feeble old man as he’d like everyone to think. Varys and Littlefinger verbally spar in the Iron Throne room; Varys wins the day by asking Littlefinger, “do you lie awake at night fearing my gash?” … [Read more...] about Magic is reborn in “Fire And Blood” as
Elsewhere in the episode In Meereen, Daenerys deals with the repercussions of freeing the slaves, but the bigger upset comes when a goat header reveals the charred remains of his young child, whom Drogon had set on fire in his wanderings beyond the city. In a surprisingly sad scene, considering Emilia Clarke is acting against CGI dragons, the queen imprisons chains Viserion and Rhaegal and locks them in dark catacombs. … [Read more...] about Tyrion catches Tywin with his pants down, and severs family ties forever