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Cheeze or Yes, Please: Poll on Ed Sheeran’s Appearance on GoT

Ed Sheeran, one of the biggest singers in the world, did a cameo on the Season 7 opener of Game of Thrones — and not everyone’s down with it. Many fans found it jarring and critics cited it as a rare misstep. “Throughout the last six seasons,” Forbes commented. “Members of the bands Snow Patrol, Coldplay, Sigur Ros, Mastadon and Of Monsters and Men all showed up on Game of Thrones at one point, but if you didn’t know that, I wouldn’t blame you.”…

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Game of Thrones Recap “Dragonstone”: The Map Rooms Mean War

Games of Thrones is back — and so is this blog, at least for now, despite a taxing year for yours truly with far too much illness and stress. Given that I still feel like I’m still recovering from 2016, blog output may be reduced this season. I’ll see how it goes. I may not write recaps or if I do, they will likely be significantly briefer (or less precise). Although I’m not good at recapping, I do like writing about…

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Ramsay’s Last Strategy: Battle of the Bastards

This article breaks down a few historically significant moments from the Battle of the Bastards between Jon Snow & the Wall’s forces and Ramsay Bolton and his vassals. This is from last year: Season Six, Episode 9 of Game of Thrones. [Author’s note: I wrote this last year but I got a little carried away with the illustrations. I created 12 drawings for different parts of the battle and then I got sick shortly after that so I never published this…

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Happy 150th Birthday Canada: Narnia and the (Canadian) Beavers

Today is Canada’s 150th birthday. Although I now live in the USA, I’m Canadian and I’ve been looking for an excuse to write about CS Lewis’ tribute to Canadian and Greek efforts in World War II for a long time. Yes, I know Narnia is not one of the Seven Kingdoms and Lucy Pevensie isn’t Sansa’s long-lost cousin, but hey it’s Canada Day. Plus the possible history behind these symbols is pretty cool – and Canada’s national holiday gives me…

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The Romans, the Walls and the Wildlings

Game of Thrones has become one of the most popular books in the genre of fantasy, and the most watched show in HBO history.1 George RR Martin has gained a celebrity status that very few authors experience. According to Joseph Abercrombie, a major figure in British fantasy, Martin has revolutionized the genre of fantasy, making it appealing to a wider audience. As readers of this website are well aware, Martin is very familiar with history from the ancient world to…

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