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Queens & “The Ghost of Harrenhal”

Queens & “The Ghost of Harrenhal”

“I don’t want to be a Queen.  I want to be THE Queen.” This is the second of these little blog reviews that I start with a quote from Margaery Tyrell.  Sorry about that, but there’s something about how she professes her position that makes her statements an easy starting point. Most feudal societies looked […]

So What Was Wrong With The Ending of “Mass Effect 3”?

So What Was Wrong With The Ending of “Mass Effect 3”?

With school finally (FINALLY!) over, I can turn around and start talking about a few topics that I wanted to have a say in, but that I was time-constrained from doing.  Apologies if some of this sounds rehashed or repeated from other places.  It’s not intentional. Like many others, I too waited for “Mass Effect […]

Deals with the Devil & “Garden of Bones”

  What would you pay to get what you want? What would you sacrifice in order to achieve your goals? If you’re Robb Stark, King in the North, you sacrifice the men who follow you and the men who oppose you.  Their lives and their futures are offered up in exchange for the chance to […]

The Value of Roles & “What’s Dead May Never Die”

  “The best way to shut them up is to put your baby in my belly.” I’ll say this much for Lady Margaery of House Tyrell, Queen of Renly Baratheon, she’s no dummy.  She understands something that her husband and her brother both fail to see:  there is great power in fulfilling the illusions of […]

The Price of Survival & “The Night Lands”

How do you stay alive in a dark, dangerous, cruel and horrible world?  Tonight’s episode of “Game of Thrones” sought to provide some examples.  And I guess, you could say the first way is (to quote Russell Brand in Forgetting Sarah Marshall) to “lose yourself in fuck.”  Cause damn, there was a lot of screwing […]

The Nature of Power & “The North Remembers”

So what is power?  “Knowledge” says Lord Baelish before the Queen crushes his answer in a simple, but profound display of force.  Tyrion and Varys might agree with Baelish, even if they wouldn’t sign up for the retort from Cersei.  Others might agree with the Queen:  Craster, the old lecher at the edge of the […]