Words are powerful. Leaders use them to motivate their employees. Marketers use them to get the public to buy a company’s products and services.Christians and Jews believe that words blasted the universe into being. The right words can elicit a smile, offer encouragement, start a marriage, even transform a life. The wrong words can make someone cry, break someone’s heart, destroy a relationship, even start a war.
This is my last Game of Thrones post before I move on to other topics. (Famous last words?) What follows is a series of excerpts from A Song of Ice and Fire (a.k.a. ASOIAF) books by George R. R. Martin detailing histories and legends from Westeros, without discussion. Who knows? They might help unravel some of the mysteries as we gear up to watch the final season of the HBO show, which premieres April 14.
The Game of Thrones final season premiere is just days away, and many fans are still speculating how the series will end. Instead of giving straight-out theories, I’ve listed here the scenarios I would like to see happen—my ideas for an ideal close to the Song of Ice and Fire.
In doing this series of posts about Game of Thrones I have read and watched enough theories on Reddit and YouTube that my head is likely to explode before Season Eight premieres on April 14. What I have finally decided after all that “research” is that there are some theories that are more plausible than others but that more than likely my streak of correct predictions (i.e., Harry Potter, Left Behind, etc.) will be broken.
The first episode of Season Eight of HBO’s Game of Thrones television series is now just 12 days away. For those who are gearing up for the final season by reading up on theories about how it might end, I have a few. This is a continuation of last week’s list of guesses as to how the series will end based on clues from the books (and series). (In this post I assume that you have seen the TV series and therefore forgo a lot of explanation.)
The first episode of Season Eight of HBO’s Game of Thrones television series is just 19 days away. For those who are gearing up for the final season by reading up on theories about how it might end, I have a few. (In this post I assume that you have seen the TV series and therefore forgo a lot of explanation.)
In the Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin, popularly known as Game of Thrones, dreams and visions have import. They can be significant, and they have and may still predict future events, although characters have sometimes dismissed the dreams or misinterpreted visions. Following are excerpts (without commentary) from the five published books that may give clues as to what will happen in the final season of the HBO series, which premiers on April 14.
Fans of George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy know that the TV show Game of Thrones, based on the Song of Ice and Fire book series, is due to premiere its final season on April 14. For the obsessed, theories abound (plausible and wild) about how it all ends, which we’ll get into in a bit.
As kids, we’ve all learned a few words incorrectly because we never heard them said aloud. What were yours? A couple of mine were “fiery,” which for years I mentally pronounced “feery” instead of “fire-ee.” Then there was pico de gallo, which I happily intoned (in my head) as “peekoh duh gallow.” (Obviously, I was not a bilingual kid.)
Another example of those kinds of mistakes happened when my son was three and, walking down the street, he said in his cheery little voice, “Don’t step in the poop dog!” (Hey, it was cute at the time.) And one day you might ask me why I thought Christmas was on December 24 until I was 13.
Pssst! Last week, I talked about how there are no real secrets to writing well, but there are tools and processes that you can follow to make you better at it. I shared some of the tools I use as I edit and write and promised that this week I would give up my secrets about the specific processes I use when I’m writing.