‘Tis a sad Sunday, Gatewatch faithful. This is the first Sunday in a long line of Sundays that won’t be giving us a pop-up map of Westeros when we click over to HBO. Rather, we’ll be flung into Bon Temps, Louisiana, there to bear witness to the another bloody season of vampy goodness. I will be watching—and I will be live-Tweeting the event as well!
But more on that later.
In the meantime, I suggest a diversion, and what better way than a wrap-up podcast dedicated to Game of Thrones episode 10, “Valar Morghulis”—and pretty much all of season two—provided by our friends at A Podcast of Ice and Fire, and featuring not one, but TWO Gatewatch luminaries!
A PODCAST OF ICE AND FIRE, EPISODE 81: VALAR MORGHULIS features Phil (Winter) and FaBio (me), as well as House Manwoody staples Amin, Kyle, and Ashley, and we talk about episode ten and the impact the season has had as a whole. A good time was had by all—despite a shocking lack of Mimi!
Part of the discussion centers around a picture. Here for your perusal: THE PICTURE!
I mentioned True Blood, which some people love and others despise. Well, I intend on seeing exactly how much people love / despise it as I live-Tweet (and re-tweet) the East Coast airing of the show at 9:00 PM EST (6:00 PM PST). Just follow me on @Axechucker on Twitter, as I will be re-tweeting interesting comments hashtagged #TrueBlood! The eventual TB Twitter post will end up being posted by my friends at TVEquals … or my own completely unprofessional and unfinished website, which … still needs a lot of work.
Lastly, a bit of a farewell. I will no longer be a regular contributor to Winter-Is-Coming.net—at least not in the way I have been these past ten weeks. (Because, really, there’s no need for it! There are no Twitter posts to do, no Curtain Calls, no episode reviews…) We are in the dog days of GoT, and so I am going to take some extended time off to work on my own stuff—I have two novels I should have finished writing years ago, as well as other crap that will no doubt bore you to tears.
And that’s not to say I will disappear off the face of the earth. I will still be a part-time contributor, and will probably have (unasked for) opinions to give from time to time… and rest assured, when season 3 hits, I’ll be back for the attack—Rockin’ like Dokken!
I’m easy to contact—just a click away, at firstname.lastname@example.org, @Axechucker on Twitter, and Axechucker on Tumblr. A lot of axes being chucked, but that’s sort of what I do! They’re (usually) metaphorical.
Anyway. I ain’t going far. I just won’t be around on a daily basis until next season rises up to punch us all in the collective throat. And won’t that be fun! It’s been great! See y’all on the flip side!
(No, I’ve never understood what that meant. Sounds like something cool people say, right? I always wanted to be cool…)