Well, the verdict is in. Game of Thrones has dug its own grave. After years of brilliant character development, complex plotlines, and stunning CGI, the show's writers have destroyed any last bit of hope we had for a satisfying conclusion—burning it alight like the massacre at King's Landing. What was once the greatest series in TV history has fallen from grace at a rate parallel to the downfall of some of its most iconic characters: last week's particularly notable victims being Daenerys Targaryen and Jaime Lannister. So what do we do now? We must accept our fate—and prepare ourselves for the inevitable tragedy that is tonight's final offering. Before that though, we might find some solace in revisiting other series that almost made it, before famously falling at the final hurdle. How did their fans cope? Did these endings fade away into history, or tarnish the entire show's memory forever?Naturally, we must begin at the very worst. The most notorious of all, and in most people's eyes, the long-time occupier of the Iron Throne of bad endings...
The year that Kingdom Hearts II came out was the same year I got my first period. It was the year that I started secondary school. And it was also the last year that my parents were happily married. Every single other significant event in my life: my first kiss, my first job, my graduation, you name it, happened during the gap between Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts III. I, like many others, lived an entire lifetime between those two games.
It's finally April, which means only one thing, there are just two weeks left until the epic final season of HBO's Game of Thrones is due to begin. Like many others, I'm using my spare time to revisit the world of Westeros, refreshing my memory by reliving some of the series most epic battles, betrothals, and betrayals.There has been a lot of speculation recently that clues to the series ending have been written into its script since the beginning of the show—and that many are hidden in the very first episode: "Winter is Coming." Whilst later seasons have taken a significant diversion away from their source material, the first season is an almost word-for-word adaptation of George R.R. Martin's first book, and so it is incredibly likely that certain scenes hold significant weighting. This list is by no means exhaustive, and keep in mind some of these speculations are not confirmed yet, but here is everything that I, an obsessive Game of Thrones fan, noticed when I traveled back in time to that very first visit to George R.R. Martin's world.
We're getting closer and closer to the month we've all been waiting for. On April 14th, HBO's hit show Game of Thrones will begin its final season, airing what have arguably become the six most anticipated episodes of television since the days of The Sopranos. And as longtime fans of the show know all too well—anything can happen. Anyone can die.
One year ago I wrote a blog post about being diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.
When I was 15 years old I was raped. I was forced into non-consensual sex with a boy I knew, who I had a crush on for quite a while. He wasn’t a stranger, he wasn’t older than me, and he wasn’t so violent that I was physically hurt. But he raped me nonetheless. So how come neither the nurses in the hospital or my closest friends believed me?