Thursday, June 30, 2016

#GameOfThrones Season 7 Spoilers Are Not Here, Just Spoilers from 5 (and 6) in #LEGO

I never got around to blogging in June, but I am considering this my June post. I even fudged with the date and time to make it a June post.

It's July 6th at the time of this writing, if you were wondering.

In any case -- Season 6 of Game of Thrones was spectacular! I am currently spoiling the sixth season in LEGO on my Instagram, one shot from one scene from one episode every Sunday.

For this entry, we are in the second half of the fifth season of Game of Thrones. Odd-numbered seasons seem to be downer seasons, in which the intended antagonists have the upper hand. Season 5 is no different. The intended protagonists are mostly down on their luck anyway, but there's something about odd seasons ...

In "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken," Ramsay Bolton rapes Sansa Stark on their wedding night, while Reek (Theon Greyjoy) is forced to watch. With LEGO minifigures, you can make caricatured renditions of on-screen characters that more-or-less reflects the personality of the character. In other words, I'm a bit proud of the cobbled-together Ramsay, who is greenish and sunken-eyed and mischievously malevolent-looking. In an earlier photo, I made Ramsay's father Roose with a vampire head. And so are the Boltons, metaphorically sad to say.

In "The Gift," Samwell Tarly tries to save Gilly from two Night's Watch would-be attackers, but he fails miserably. The direwolf Ghost actually saves the day.

In "Hardhome," Jon Snow -- the bastard who knows nothing -- finally knows something when he kills a White Walker with his Valyrian Steel sword, Longclaw.

In "The Dance of Dragons," Daenerys Targaryen rides her dragon Drogon, and ditches her crew in the process -- until sometime in the sixth season. Spoilers, I know.

In "Mother's Mercy," Jon Snow dies, assassinated by mutinous brothers of the Night's Watch, including Ser Alliser Thorne and Ygritte's killer, Olly. Don't worry; Jon comes back from the dead two episodes later. Unfortunately, in real-life time, the wait was almost a year.

I'll spoil the first half of Season 6 -- in LEGO, of course -- as soon as possible.


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

#HoldtheDoor! and other #GameOfThrones Spoilers (in #LEGO)

Spoiler alert! I'm pretty sure this blog entry will spoil not only the first half of Game of Thrones Season Five, but also details from the current season of the show (Season Six). We might as well get most of it out of the way:

Jon Snow lives!

Hodor held the door.

The Children of the Forest created the White Walkers.

Bran can time travel.

There are only two Stark direwolves (the CGI-enhanced animals) left: Ghost (who's with Jon) and Nymeria (who has been missing in the Riverlands since Season One).

RIP Tonks, err, Osha. Not to be confused with Asha, who was renamed Yara. Speaking of renaming characters, Hodor's real name in the show is Wyllis, but in the books, his name is Walder.

Daenerys is fireproof.

Arya quit the Faceless Men.

Uncle Benjen is essentially a White Walker, but he's helping Bran.

No one dies in the sixth episode of the sixth season, except perhaps Dany must have fed her horse to Drogon off-screen.

Et cetera, et cetera. Let's spoil the first half of the fifth season now.

In "The Wars to Come," Mance Rayder is burned at the stake, but Jon Snow shoots an arrow to ease his suffering.

In "The House of Black and White," Jaqen H'ghar returns to the show, and begins Arya's training to become a Faceless (Wo-)Man.

In "The High Sparrow," Jorah Mormont abducts Tyrion Lannister.

It is Ser Barristan Selmy's last stand in the episode "Sons of the Harpy."

In "Kill the Boy," Viserion and Rhaegal share a Meereenese noble for dinner.

That's all the blogging I'll do in the month of May. I'll be sure to blog about the second half of Season Five (in LEGO) in June. I'll probably photograph LEGO scenes for Season Six after that! All this will first be on my Instagram, of course.