Apologies for the lateness of getting this up, but I’m currently on a train, and internet is being a bit spotty. Anyway, my usual column is up at Salon.com – this time, I examine the theme of sacrifice.
“I never used to fall before. When I climbed. I went everyplace…now when I sleep I fall all the time.”
Just in case you’re not completely burnt out on talking about this week’s episode, here’s this week’s podcast, where SEK and I furiously debate that scene and dissect the rest of the episode looking for the good.
So yeah…that episode happened. I wrote an essay about it for Salon.com. Mostly focusing on the things I found interesting about the episode – the theme for this week is the uses and mis-uses of betrayal – but I do touch on the big controversy.
I have a new essay up on Salon.com about HBO’s Game of Thrones, this time about the show’s handling of Loras Tyrell’s storyline. Note: I didn’t choose the headline.
And we’re back! Apologies for the delay, Scott and my schedules took a weird turn.
“When the direwolf raised his head, his eyes glowed red and baleful, and water streamed from his jaws like slaver. There was something fierce and terrible about him in that instant.”
Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you enjoyed last night’s episode of Game of Thrones. I’ve got another essay up at Salon.com, this time on the theme of assimilation, at the Wall and in Meereen.
“She thought she glimpsed movement, but when she turned her head, it was only the king’s shadow shifting against the silken walls. She heard Renly begin a jest, his shadow moving, lifting its sword, black on green, candles guttering, shivering, something was queer, wrong, and then she saw Renly’s sword was still in its scabbard, sheathed still, but the shadowsword…the steel of his gorget parted like cheesecloth beneath the shadow of a blade that was not there.”