Game of Thrones: A Final Perspective

***WARNING! THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR SEASONS 1-8 OF GAME OF THRONES AND THE ASOIAF BOOKS!*** I've defended some of Game of Thrones's more questionable or controversial decisions, or, at the very least, accepted them, even if I didn't always understand them. Literature and television are different mediums, and translating one to the other is... Continue Reading →

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Game of Thrones Season Eight Predictions

Finally, winter is upon us... this Sunday, HBO's epic fantasy Game of Thrones returns for its eighth and final season. And, to celebrate what is sure to be a dramatic conclusion, I thought I'd share eight predictions for the upcoming season! 1.) Dany will be, or already is, pregnant and will bear Jon's child. They... Continue Reading →

Literary Love Quotes

In honor of my beloved older sister getting married TOMORROW, I thought I'd whip up a post on some of my favorite, and most poignant literary love quotes! “The world may laugh—may call me absurd, selfish—but it does not signify. My very soul demands you.” - Edward Rochester to Jane Eyre, Jane Eyre by Charlotte... Continue Reading →

Quizzical

Anyone who has a Facebook account is probably familiar with those "quizzes" that clog timelines and cause users to waste time wondering if some assemblage of random questions can determine which state you are meant to live in, what era you were born in or belong in, or which celebrity you are destined to walk... Continue Reading →

Expectations vs. Reality

Last week, I went into Star Wars: The Last Jedi knowing nothing save for the scenes included in the two trailers. Sure, after three viewings of The Force Awakens in 2015 I had concocted some theories about what was going to happen in the next installments. Though I've never been an active member of the fandom... Continue Reading →

Game of Thrones Season 7 Highs and Lows

WARNING: This post contains SPOILERS for all 7 seasons of HBO’s Game of Thrones, all 5 ASoIaF books, and other related material/speculation. Game of Thrones season 7 has been a mixed bag, and it will likely take more than one watch-through to really let the events and revelations sink in. But now that the first flakes of winter have... Continue Reading →

Recruiting New Members for “The Watch”

WARNING: This post contains SPOILERS for all 7 seasons of HBO’s Game of Thrones, all 5 ASoIaF books, and other related material/speculation. Last year, right before season 6 began its run, I assisted my parents along the journey of watching Game of Thrones after they expressed an interest in finally seeing what the hype was all about. Now, over... Continue Reading →

The Ever-Shifting Hate-O-Meter: Game of Thrones

WARNING: This post contains SPOILERS for all 7 seasons of HBO’s Game of Thrones, all 5 ASoIaF books, and other related material/speculation. Game of Thrones features a lot of ambiguous "gray" characters, which makes it difficult to love them or hate them. Some of these also apply to the books; some either don't apply, haven't yet, or never will.... Continue Reading →

Tearjerker Moments (S1-6) on Game of Thrones

WARNING: This post contains SPOILERS for all 7 seasons of HBO’s Game of Thrones, all 5 ASoIaF books, and other related material/speculation. For this post, I'm going to examine five moments on HBO's Game of Thrones that made me (and may have made fellow viewers) a bit misty-eyed. I will, however, be selecting more subtle moments and will be... Continue Reading →

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