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Game Of Thrones Finale: So Friggin’ Awesome!

Posted in Blog, Game Of Thrones, Reviews on June 5, 2012 by slateman

God I Hate You Joffrey...

Sansa is now free from Joffrey…What does this mean? Why didn’t she escape with the Hound? I’m confused but it doesn’t look good. I hate Joffrey so damn much. This guy has to go. Even his grandfather doesn’t like him. Of course, he’s not really related to Tywin so…

Where Is This Going?

I’m not entirely sure where this is going either…but it’s probably not going to be good. Now, all the prisoners are gone. Arya and the bastard son are free. Jaime is going somewhere. Bran and his brother are escaping Winterfell. WTF is going on?!?! What’s with the chick? What’s her story? Something bad is going to happen. That much is certain.

Bad Choice Sir?

This kinda makes me happy. I don’t know why. This girl is probably no good but for now it’s the only positive in an otherwise dreary show! Who is she anyway? What about the girl to whom he is betrothed? Now he won’t have access to this bridge thing. Come to think of it, Robb hasn’t done anything this year, has he?

Gonna Wreck Shit!

Khaleesi…She got her dragons and has transformed back into that bad-ass chick we all hoped we’d see this whole year. The dragons should play a larger role in season 3 and then it’s time to wreck shit! I can’t wait. I was nervous about the supernatural element of season 2 but I think it was done spectacularly well.


Oh right. This guy. Well, umm, WTF?!?!? The king of the white walkers? OMFG…this is going to rock! He looks so awesome! Game Of Thrones – FTW!!!!!

What I’m Reading: May 2012 Edition

Posted in Blog, Books, Game Of Thrones on May 13, 2012 by slateman

I most certainly do not have time to read as much as I’d like. It’s quite sad, as I used to read a ton. In my Tolkien days, I was out of control. However, even with four children, I try to find time here and there. Currently I’m reading three books. None are coming along too quickly…

Spoiler Free BTW.

Book #2

The first Hunger Games book was enthralling. It was not well-written, but for what it was, I loved it! All my students were reading it and so I grabbed it. It took me just a few days to tear through the tale of Katniss and Peeta. It was a pretty basic story but was compelling and a fun romp. Katniss was a likeable character and the buildup to the final climax was quite exciting. The final decision made against the Capital was something I didn’t see coming and made a sequel possible. I’ve been hesitant about Catching Fire but my students swear it’s great and while I’m only a few pages in, I look forward to getting back into the swing of things.

An English Classic

I have always wanted to read Beowulf. In fact, I’m embarrassed that I never got around to it. Seeing as how it is a classic and a basis of so many modern tales, it is a must. That it was a great influence on Tolkien really doesn’t hurt. As with Catching Fire, I have barely started this, but it doesn’t look to be a very long read. The Heaney translation came highly recommended and the illustrated edition is actually quite cool. Culling from all sorts of medieval artifacts, it really adds depth to the reading and gives contextual visuals to a world that is oh-so-different from what is familiar.

Book #1

After watching season 1, I was sold. I went out and grabbed this book on sale back in August and only got 200 pages into it. Unlike The Hunger Games, this is HEAVY reading. Even being familiar with the character, it was a struggle sometimes. However, it adds so much depth that the show can never capture. More than halfway into season 2, I’m noticing how lacking the show is on details. It’s not a negative, it’s a necessary part of making a TV show out of such a magnum opus! If I can get through this first book, I will surely get A Clash Of Kings. Until then, I have a lot of reading to catch up on!!!

Game Of Thrones: Season 2 Mid-Season Roundup

Posted in Blog, Game Of Thrones on May 1, 2012 by slateman

Game Of Thrones: Season 2

I love me some Game Of Thrones. However, halfway through season 2…I’m…bored? Don’t get me wrong, I truly love everything about the show. It’s well-written, the sets are fantastic and the story itself is compelling. I think I’m comparing it to The Walking Dead. The first half of the second season really dragged on, but when shit got good, it got good fast! I’ve heard the book was a bit slow until the end. Here’s hoping to that!!!