Game of Thrones: An Ending

George R.R. Martin, on his blog “Not a Blog”, now that the final episode of Game of Thrones has aired:

I’m writing. Winter is coming, I told you, long ago… and so it is. THE WINDS OF WINTER is very late, I know, I know, but it will be done. I won’t say when, I’ve tried that before, only to burn you all and jinx myself… but I will finish it, and then will come A DREAM OF SPRING.

How will it all end? I hear people asking. The same ending as the show? Different?

Well… yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes.

And oh, I especially like GRRM’s closing paragraph in his post:

Book or show, which will be the “real” ending? […] How about this? I’ll write it. You read it. Then everyone can make up their own mind, and argue about it on the internet.


An Ending – Not a Blog →

Really looking forward to the books, as the final season on TV was quite the disappointment. Next to some very poor dialogues this season was packed with inconsistencies, character development that got thrown out of the window, lots of loose ends … the number of WTFs per episode was rising way too fast imho.

See, for example, this narrated version of Episode 3 to see what I’m talking about:

(Same thing can be said for all other episode in the season)

Winging back to Episode 3, a few smart people suggested some really good changes, such as an improved plan for “The Battle of Winterfell” itself or even a rewrite of some parts to make it more tensive.

Be sure to also read this article on why the writing in GoT S08 feels off.

The Ultimate Game of Thrones Recap (Seasons 1 – 7)

Loose and funny recap of significant events that happened during the past seven seasons of Game of Thrones.

Right in time before the start of Season 8, this Sunday 🙂

Game of Oreos

Smile-inducing commercial by Oreo:

Counting down to April 14 … Valar Morghulis.

Game of Thrones: Journeys made in Season 6


The folks at The Verge:

In Game of Thrones, movement is life. If you linger too long in the Sept of Baelor, for instance, chances are you won’t be around long enough for afternoon prayer. That’s why many of the characters in Westeros are constantly in transit, traversing from the North to the Riverlands or sailing across the Narrow Sea to hang out with Daenerys in Meereen. […] We’ve chronicled the paths of many prominent characters in season six and rated them on a believability scale from 1 to 10

I love stuff like this, as it combines a few of my favorite topics: (good) TV Shows, Maps, and Data Visualisation.

Game of Thrones season six was full of impossible journeys, so we mapped them → – Game Of Thrones Spoilers as a Service


Now this is pure evil: is a service that, for $0.99 per friend, allows you to enter a cell phone number and have them “anonymously and ruthlessly” texted the latest Game Of Thrones spoilers after each new episode airs.

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