Game of Thrones Trailer#2: Vengeance

Game of Thrones Trailer#2: Vengeance

April 6th can’t get here soon enough…

HBO has released a second trailer for the upcoming fourth season of Game of Thrones, which, in my opinion, is the best, most exciting show on television. I am more than pumped up for this year, because I didn’t read the fourth book, so there should be plenty of surprises for someone like me, who isn’t totally aware of what is going to take place in Westeros.

There are just too many great things to talk about in this trailer. From the opening, with Arya Stark listing off the names of those she craves to see dead, to the White Walker on horseback on the end. Blood will be spilled this year (as with every year of this show), and it is going to be amazing.

The best part, of course, is seeing Daenerys sitting above her people, on a throne, stating, “I will do what Queens do. I will rule.” That, with her far more grown dragons, is enough for me.

Watch it.

New Trailer: Game of Thrones Season 4

Finally! A trailer for the newest season of Game of Thrones, the best show on television, which will start up again at the beginning of April.

And upon first look, it is everything I could have hoped for. The action looks amazing, all the characters are there, of course. For those who have read this far in the series, we know that there will definitely be something massive that happens over the course of this season, and we eagerly await what will be included, and what will be excluded from the original texts.

We see Daenerys continuing to rise to power, the Starks on the run, the general arrogance of King Joffrey…

I cannot wait.

A Love Letter to Daenerys Targaryan

dany3Dear Daenerys,

I’m not really sure if I love you because of your character, or because of Emilia Clarke playing you on TV in Game of Thrones, but I will count these two separate entities as one and the same.

First off all, I am impressed with how you have overcome being a girl simply used for the gains of men. You have gone from being the demure, fragile, person that your brother sold into marriage, to a scared and unsure woman married to a terrifying Dothraki warlord. But you gained confidence, you began to assert yourself, and you finally used your voice. You found love where there was initially only fear, and you discovered that there was something powerful inside you that could get out, and could help others. Granted, many of these learned things came from your sexual awakening with Khal Drogo. But this further demonstrated your assertion of who you really had become.

dany2The dragons may be the source of your power, but you have nurtured and cared for them, in order to become a more powerful person. You understand their abilities, and what having them means to you and your future in Westeros. You have harnessed their strength, and along the way, have become the mighty Mother of Dragons.

There is much power in your tiny frame. There is a lot of rage. You make promises to burn cities to the ground, no longer the weak girl you were when we first met you. You have sought what is yours, and you are willing to pay whatever price to get it. As you grow in your power, you have become a good leader. You are freeing the slaves along your journey, and this is commendable, not only because it makes you a better person and more respected among your followers, but because it is a shrewd move, both in the military and political sense. You know that by promising these people something- their freedom- they will follow you to the ends of the earth. Where, one would imagine, is where you will ask them to go at some point.

You have been able to play your beauty and innocence as a strength, using it against your enemies. They see a young girl who is nothing but afraid of the things she has already done. We know that you are willing to go further, and are not afraid to spill a little blood along the way. This, coupled with your cunning (upon learning of Old Valerian as your mother tongue, that warlord probably still hasn’t removed his jaw from the ground- that was seriously badass), has created a force to be reckoned with in Daenerys Stormborn.

The game of thrones is something that is being played by the women of the story. It is becoming more evident that the men are merely their pawns in their deadly game, and I cheer for you, to take back the Iron Throne that is rightfully yours to begin with. These women already have varying degrees of power, but no one has risen from the ashes (literally), as you have. From weak to strong, you are perhaps destined to become the one true leader. For that, we will have to wait and see and continue to cheer along when you are on the screen.

Red Waste- Rakharo is ahead of the gameSure, I understand that you are not a real person, that you are a character in a story. But you are the best character, because you have undergone the most thorough change. While time passes and other people remain the same, you have become a true force to be reckoned with in the development of these novels and TV show. You are learning along the way, becoming a true player in the game of thrones. A player that many people in Westeros do not even understand or realize yet. But they will, when their castles burn from the fire of the dragons.

This may be the nerdiest thing I have ever written.