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Nothing snaps you out of a quarter-life crisis like reality and the endearing understanding that someone, somewhere has been through it all before. I'm not perfect, never have been and I'm finally realizing just how ok that is. I'm grateful for... all of it. My family, my loves, my mis-steps and most importantly... my journey. The fact that I don't have it all figured out, but that I am blessed enough to collect so many experiences and live to tell about it, is just the cherry on top.

Game of Thrones – “The Rains of Castamere”

SPOILER ALERT… Great Insight into the episode that will surely necessitate counselling. It’s curious how deeply pain can be processed for fictional scenarios and characters.

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“The Rains of Castamere”

June 2nd, 2013

“The closer you get, the worse the fear gets.”

Every season of Game of Thrones has built to a big event in the season’s ninth episode. As a result, the end of each season has continually created a conflict between those who have read the books and those who haven’t: the pattern means that both parties know the season is building to something major, but only those who have read the books know what that is. This wouldn’t be as much of a problem if those people didn’t really, really want to talk about it.

In the first season, I would say fans mostly tried to keep quiet about Ned Stark’s death. The first season hinged on Ned’s story, and the initial shock of his beheading gave the show its big hook that could make casual viewers into fans and help sustain…

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