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Jon Snow will not be proud…

Posted in Television with tags , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2017 by Mj Rains

WARNING: SPOILERS IN THIS POST. Season 7 – 8 Game of Thrones

What can I say? I’m a little disappointed. Though I will wait with high anticipation for the final season of Game of Thrones, and though I enjoyed this past season, mostly, I am disappointed that the writers (George R.R. Martin included) went this way with our two main characters. Not only did they make Jon Snow, one of the best written self-less heroes ever written, a Targaryen, the also wrote a love scene for him in which he innocently fucks a close relative. The whole idea of bringing Daenerys and Jon together seems like giving in to the sixteen year old fan base who love Kit Harington (and want to see him naked) and Emilia Clarke and wanted to see them hook up. We are deeper than this, true fans of the story and show. Though their coupling will cause inevitable friction in season 8, and extra extra drama (which I for one do not need), it will in some ways make the decisions of our hero change in profound ways. Our hero is Jon, and don’t for second think it is Daenerys.

Which brings me to my second disappointment: The hero who does nothing for himself but only things to save those around him, who never asks for position, or property or a crown, yet gets it because he simply does “the right thing,” Jon Snow, is written as a Targaryen. He’s been a bastard born guy who never knew his true parentage. If you look into the history of all the families in the Game of Thrones books and series, the Targaryens are far from pleasurable to know. They were power hungry, ruthless people, who interbred with each other in incestuous relationships to keep their blood lines pure, who blew away with their fiery dragon’s breath towns, cities and anyone who stood in their way to achieve their ultimate power. It’s no wonder in the books and series they were destroyed long ago, for bad karma breeds a result, and they got theirs, yet here we are, fair fans of Game of Thrones, rooting for two of them, though it is true, Jon and Daenerys are not as fucked up as their ancestors.

And to add one more fucked up thing, that we are supposed to “love” :  So Jon will eventually find out that he’s a Stark through his mother, Lyanna Stark, Ned’s sister who died after giving birth to  him, and he will learn that his dad is Daenerys’s brother, Rhaegar Targaryen. We will be told that they were in love, how sweet, and that he was born of that love. Cut me a break. Rhaegar was no “sweetheart” and did what all his ancestors seemed to do, which is take whatever they want, whenever they want because they can. Jon’s “wonderful” dad was married and had two children at the time he met Jon’s mother (in Season 4, Prince Oberon tells the unhappy story of his sister, who was married to Rhaegar). Rhaegar ditches his wife and kids, gets an annulment, and secretly marries Lyanna. Are we supposed to admire that? Knowing Jon’s character, which we love, and I’m sure the writers won’t even mention this, Jon Snow will not be proud of his real father.

Nor will he be thrilled at the prospect that he is the rightful King of Westeros. Dany is going to have small fits of displeasure (and might be pregnant as well) and this little unnecessary soap opera will be our side-line, while the long night comes…and the dead with it. Somehow, it all disappoints me. Just a bit.

What do you, my fellow fans of Game of Thrones, think?

Image: Game of Thrones Season 7

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Game of Thrones…best episode…

Posted in Television with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2016 by Mj Rains

game ot jon and sansaSeason Six of Game of Thrones is giving us fans some love after the season five heartbreaks and all and all just everything bad happening that could possibly happen…I’ve added Season 6 Episode 4 to my list of great episodes. Besides Daenerys in this ep reminding us once again that she’s a real dragon, and queen of fire, our longing for Jon Snow for five long years looks like it’s finally coming to fruition. Starting here, when he finally sees one of his sisters after all the shit he’s been through (including dying, geez!)

game of thrones jon2And the guy can certainly rock the man bun, man!!

daenerys targaryen fire game of thronesDany full of her fire once again. Maybe she and Jon Snow will meet…next season??

kit entertainment weekly

The end of the smiles…

Posted in Esoteric, The Deep with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2015 by Mj Rains

jon-and-ygritteFor when the hero stormed on through the bowers of love,

each heartbeat meant for him lifted him past itself;

already turned away, he stood at the end of the smiles,

–different.

-Rilke, The Sixth Elegy
Image: Jon Snow and Ygitte, Game of Thrones

Another fine season ends

Posted in Television with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 14, 2015 by Mj Rains


I am so ready for the finale episode of Season 5 of Game of Thrones tonight….

Questions that currently remain: Will Daenerys ever get off that dragon? What’s Jon Snow going to fucking do with all those Wildling people ( like, feed them how? Where will they sleep tonight? Etc. ) Will that wicked queen remain in her perfect accommodations? And will someone, someone!, just finally kill that red haired priestess witch before she kills another innocent person to serve her lord of light? (Perfect example of why religious fanatics shouldn’t run countries, wars, or anything for that matter…)

 One thing is perfectly clear to me…
All those Wildling people seem to think Jon Snow is quite pretty ( and seem to have a subtle fascination with his cock…)


I think I do too…

Winter is Coming…

Theme Thursday…the women of Game of Thrones…

Posted in Television with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 16, 2015 by Mj Rains

            

Natalie Dormer, Lena Headey, Carice van Houten, Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, Maisey Williams, Gwendoline Christie

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