There was that one time when I told you all I was suddenly really interested in Stannis Baratheon. It was an April Fool’s prank. The joke was that I could not have been more uninterested in Stannis if I’d actively tried.
And yet later that year, he still managed to disappoint me.
The more I think about what happened to the Baratheons in the 4th and 5th season, though, the more I feel for him. The fact that I’m even bothering to think about the Baratheons should tell you something. I’m not sure that this means I like Stannis, or that I’ll miss him next season, just that I’m interested in understanding what kind of person he was, and in figuring out to what extent the series plot depends on him getting the short end of the spear.
I’ve recently started writing about Game of Thrones for Fansided Entertainment. This is the news org that runs Winter is Coming. Fansided is mostly about sports, but they also cover some TV shows, including GoT. I’m currently working on my second article for them. It concerns the Baratheons, specifically the real ones, not Cersei’s inbred bastards. I seem to have mostly exhausted my ideas on the Lannisters for the time being.