Monthly Archives: August 2017

Game of Thrones: The Predictions and the Wolf.

As is standard practice: Spoilers for the latest episode. Wow. While I wouldn’t say the finale was perfect, the end of the seventh season was certainly interesting. “He needs to know the truth about himself.” Let’s start from the start: The Dragonpit/King’s Landing: The lead up to this scene was a nice reminder of which characters were buds with which,… Read more »

Game of Thrones: Beyond the Predictions

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Spoilers, spoilers, toil and trouble… Recap of episode six: The North: We got a lot of great dialogue between the fellowship of the wight, including some particularly funny moments between the Hound and Tormund, and Tormund and Gendry. We also learned that horses and people aren’t all Walkers can revive when a polar bear ruined Thoros’ buzz. This all led… Read more »

Twenty-first century America is no place for political violence

While that’s not the most snappy title, I’m hoping people who read it can all agree on that. We are above political violence. That should go without saying, but apparently it can’t. First of all, I’m not playing into false equivalence, or excuses, or blaming entire groups for what some do. I’m not going to try and look up who… Read more »

Game of Thrones: Eastrecap.

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AS ALWAYS: Spoilers for the previous episode. Let me start with… The Citadel: Nothing that happened in this scene, and possibly the episode, matters more than what came out of Gilly’s mouth: “…granted an annulment to Prince Ragger and married him to another…” I’m assuming “Ragger” is her mispronouncing Rhaegar since she’s learning to read. Uh. If Rhaegar was legitimately… Read more »

Google and Diversity Politics

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A brief summary of what this is all about, with every effort made not to sensationalize or politicize it: An employee at Google wrote a manifesto of sorts about gender differences and political correctness at Google; this angered several Google employees and people in the general sphere of tech; the employee was then fired. These are the bare facts, and… Read more »

Game of Thrones: Spoils of Predictions

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As always: SPOILERS for the previous episode, speculation about the future. From top to bottom (ish): The North: Not has been shown north of the wall yet. Instead, we got the expected Arya reunion. She’s less weird than I expected, and the talk about her “list” was amusing. The scene between Meera and Bran was somewhat heart-breaking. I hope her… Read more »

Game of Thrones: The Queen’s Recap

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As always, SPOILERS BELOW. All right, we’re almost halfway through the season, and here’s where we are: The North (as in, King in Da): Sansa is handling things well while Jon is on vacation, and she met up with Bran again. I knew there wouldn’t be two Stark reunions in one episode. Bran weirded her out by knowing stuff, but… Read more »