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Game of Thrones Afterthoughts

Tyrion Lannister

Obviously the season 4 of Game of Thrones has just ended and I am still excited about the show. We had some amazing moments with Arya and the Hound. I love the story of Brienne because she is just an amazing character. The antics on the wall just continues the craziness that is happening and just proves that Winter is Coming. Now there were a lot of things that I loved about this season and a couple things that I was not entirely happy with. Now I have read the books so my opinions are definitely biased by my experience of reading the books. Two scenes that I want to explore in this post are Tyrion’s trial and the Tyrion’s final scene of the season. These scenes in particular show a difference between how they showed things in the book and how things have been shown in the show. One I think is better than the book and the other one does not have the same weight as it does in the book and was even slightly disappointing to me. (Spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 4 after the jump.) Continue reading

6-Month Anniversary – Top 5 Posts So Far!

This week will mark the six-month anniversary for Comparative Geeks! We want to thank all of you for reading so far, we find your comments fantastic, and your readership exciting.

Like any blogger watching their blog, we love the stats we get on WordPress. We are constantly intrigued by which posts get read, or found – and which don’t. We write six posts a week, Monday through Saturday, and not everything is as popular as some of our biggest hits.

Today, let’s look at our top five blog posts so far, as found from our WordPress stats!

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Prophecy and Game of Thrones

We’re working on halfway through Game of Thrones season 3, and I keep seeing these great scenes that they’ve had to create after the book came out – scenes based on moments that we don’t see in the books. They can write these scenes with the full knowledge of the later books, and, if the rumors are true, some knowledge of the books to come.

One of my favorites, though, was a scene at the end of season 2 – a prophecy given that was based on all of this combined knowledge, from characters we don’t get to see directly in the books.

Okay, I’m dancing around spoilers. However, I think I can say that, because the prophecy has not been fulfilled, both readers of the books and watchers of the show ought to be able to read on – if you’re willing to consider the question: Who is Azor Ahai?

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Not the son Tywin Lannister needs, but the son Tywin Lannister deserves – A Character Study of Tyrion Lannister

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Continuing our exploration of characters and what really drives them and why we like them so much, and continuing our march towards Season Three of Game of Thrones, I wanted to explore Tyrion Lannister.

Though my timing is based on the show, I don’t know that I want to avoid spoilers from the books. So that means SPOILERS for a Song of Ice and Fire. However, I will split things up between the first two stories, so that will match up with what has aired so far, and then the later stories. However many Tyrion survives for. Continue reading