…Come to Play

“Sometimes the best way to baffle them is to make moves that have no purpose or even seem to work against you. Remember that…when you come to play the game.” Petyr Baelish, “A Storm of Swords” The time has come at last to name a victor of the “Game of Thrones.” There are plenty of opinions…

…Still Surprise You

‘Hobbits really are amazing creatures…You can learn all that there is to know about their ways in a month, and yet after a hundred years they can still surprise you at a pinch.” Gandalf, “The Fellowship of the Ring” Take a moment and think of your favorite fantasy novel or novels. Now think about what…

…Make a Move

As we slowly inch our way towards the conclusion of “Game of Thrones” (it should be Friday by now, right?) our time for completely overanalyzing the series grows short. So, sorry not sorry, to anyone who is suffering from GoT burnout, this is happening. While the literal Iron Throne is buried under the rubble of…

…Stop Overthinking

“Game of Thrones” fans, in the interest of saving time… SPOILER ALERT!!! SPOILER ALERT!!! SPOILER ALERT!!! If you’re still here and haven’t seen last night’s episode  — “The Bells” —  this is on you.

…Work Around

Well, it’s Monday again. This one feels a bit different. Maybe it’s the spring weather. Perhaps it’s the looming Tax Day deadline. Or it could be the fact that “Game of Thrones” finally returned last night. This is a spoiler-free zone, so if you were trapped under something heavy or were otherwise engaged last night…

…Be the Judge

One of literature’s greatest, and most complex villains will finally see his day in court thanks to a Turkish judge. Thanks to a serious lack of free speech in Turkey, the court is trying to determine if a Turkish citizen was insulting the country’s president by comparing him to Tolkien’s Gollum. Which is comical in itself,…