Game of Thrones season 5!


If I’m quiet on social media today it’s because I’m desperately avoiding spoilers for the Game of Thrones season 5 premiere, which airs in NZ tonight.

Yes, I’ve read the books, so the idea of “spoilers” may seem a little weird. Still, there’s a particular sense of rediscovery when you watch a screen adaptation of a book, and they’ve changed enough of the minor details that you don’t always know exactly which way things are going to go.

(That being said if there’s no Arianne or acceptable-Arianne-Sand-Snake-subsitute I’m going to be pissed.)

daenerys fire

And there are things which television can do way better that the written word (and vice versa). The printed version of Joffrey and Margaery’s wedding, for example, didn’t elicit the same laugh-out-loud oh-god-rewind-that reaction that this particular scene did …

look the pie

Game of Thrones season 5 trailer squee

Brb, dying of squee.


The annoying thing about the fourth and fifth books of the Song of Ice and Fire series is that they each deal with completely different sets of characters over the same time period. If you’re a TV!Thrones fan and not a Book!Thrones fan, please just imagine if there were no Tyrion at all for a whole season.

And then there was a six year gap between seasons coming out.

Fandom is pain, man.