Thursday, October 31, 2013

'Game of Thrones' Is Awesome, But What Should I Be for Halloween?

Happy Halloween!

My birthday was a few weeks ago.  One of the many cool presents my brother gave me was the first season of HBO's Game of Thrones, which is an adaptation of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels by George R. R. Martin.  I have since watched -- binge-watched -- all three seasons of the TV show.  Since I can't wait until Spring 2014 for the show's fourth season, I've started to read the books.  I am almost finished with the first book, A Game of Thrones.  Hopefully I can get to the middle of the third book very soon, so the (TV) spoiler parade can begin!

This week's episode of Supernatural made some references to Game of Thrones, as funny, non-essential dialogue.  The older brother Dean bought the first season of Game of Thrones, with younger brother Sam in mind.  Later in the episode, Sam expresses his desire to read the books, to the amusement of Dean, who would rather just watch the show and not read the books.  I had the same conversation with my older brother a few days ago, so this was a welcome, if not freaky, coincidence (or not?).

In any case, I'm still deciding what I want to be for Halloween.  Perhaps I should take the black and dress up as a brother of the Night's Watch, like Eddard Stark's bastard Jon Snow, who according to one source, knows nothing.

Or perhaps I should dress in a black suit, black shirt, and bright tie, like Supernatural's King of Hell Crowley -- or Regis Philbin from the 1999 run of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Maybe I should be the Doctor (from Doctor Who).  I could easily wear a leather jacket and a v-neck jumper like Nine, a suit-and-tie like Ten, or a cool bowtie ensemble like Eleven.  I think Eleven might be the way to go, but should I be Pond-era Eleven (suspenders) or Oswald-era Eleven (waistcoat)?  My dog Kate, who is a big fan of Doctor Who, would like this costume choice.

Kate, by the way, will be a direwolf/warg with a knight on her back for Halloween.  You can read more about Kate's Halloween costume on her blog.

Well, that's all I can think of for the month of October.  If all goes well, November's monthly blog entry should be fun to write.  Until next month, cheers!