No, seriously, someone give me some ideas.

I’m trying to think of another article to write for FanSided before we get the DVD set. I did my Melisandre analysis, and the one I just did with the three Houses’ connections was a combination of two ideas I had, one of which I had expected to use somewhat later. I’m open to the idea that we’ll still get another trailer before April 24th, but for now, I’m just sitting here wondering what to do until March.

(Of course I’m also a novelist, and working on my original fiction is always an option, but that takes much longer to make presentable.)

I’m open to suggestions? What should I write about before we get any more material from the good people at HBO? I’m sort of thinking about doing a book/show comparison on Podrick, but to be quite honest he’s probably just one of those characters that won’t ever really get a good explanation on the show.

 

Impersonating a celebrity on Twitter is gross.

There’s this account on Twitter, claiming to be Peter Dinklage. When I saw their first Tweet, I said hi, and just as I got the user’s response, it finally occurred to me: wait a minute, is this really PDink? I’m not sure it is.

In fact I am VERY sure this user is not Peter Dinklage. I remember what happened now: I saw this account on Twitter, called GoTSeason6 or something along those lines, but it hadn’t yet Tweeted anything, and I went ahead and followed it, figuring it might be handy when information became available.

Then I got a notification from Twitter that P_Dinklage had just Tweeted for the first time! Holy crap!

Only, when they showed up in my notifications, their profile pic kept switching between “GoTSeason6” with an egg icon, and “Peter Dinklage” with his photo.

So I waited for some corroboration before I interacted with this Twitter user again; some interaction with other GoT cast members would be helpful, for example? I follow lots of cast members, and they generally follow each other. Most of them only interact with maybe 1-3 other cast members, each, and even with them not very often, but they do tend to follow each other.

So far, this p_dinklage user isn’t following anyway. They’ve racked up hundreds of followers so far, and not a single GoT cast member among them.

All that, and whoever is behind this account doesn’t seem to be putting much effort into convincing us that they’re really PDink. They’re getting away with it so far because the real Peter Dinklage isn’t on Twitter.

Look, fans: don’t do this. Pretending to be another, actual live person? Not cool. It is the very opposite of cool.

 

Not that I was paying attention…

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I wasn’t following the Golden Globes red carpet on Twitter on Sunday evening, no of course I wasn’t, but if I had done so, I would have been rather disappointed at the piddling Game of Thrones contingent in attendance. I was so spoiled by the showing they made at the Emmys. Man, they were out in force at the Emmys, and I enjoyed their presence so much. For the GGs it was like D&D knew they weren’t winning anything, so they basically asked themselves, “Okay, can we scare up a handful of people who didn’t come with us to the Emmys?” And they scared up a handful of people. Including someone whose character died in S4.

Okay, so I was following the GGs on Twitter.

What happened?

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Everyone likes to do these “year in review” posts around now. I’m afraid that if I do that, it’ll end up turning into a therapy session, and you all wouldn’t like that. How’s this for an achievement? I went a full calendar year without suffering any major self-inflicted embarrassment. I think I’ll maintain my haven’t-embarrassed-myself streak, and not subject you lot to my long-winded navel-gazing.

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Got as far the dark lipstick before I realized the old black t-shirt was not my best look.

While I’m perhaps a wee bit annoyed at myself for what I didn’t do in 2015, I’m satisfied with what I did do.

For 2016, my attitude is basically: cross my fingers and hope for the best.

 

Happiness is About the Little Things

Last night, during my traditional New Year’s Eve Party of One, I went into Google Drive and rewrote the Night’s Watch oath. (Blame my GoT buddy Patrick. The idea started from an exchange with him on Twitter.) Then I went to Notegraphy and dressed it up.

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HBO gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until Game of Thrones is cancelled. I shall increase no entities beyond what is necessary, believe no update on IMDB, and start from no false premises. I shall accept no cast member’s spoilers and accuse no director of lying. I shall live and die at my blog. I am the eyes in the comment sections. I am the watcher of the Twitter list. I am the shield that guards the realms of hype. I pledge my time and sanity to the off-season, for this day and all the blog posts to come.

Beware of actors bearing stuffed animals, is all I’m saying. #RememberTheDuck

And this morning we got a nice New Year’s greeting from Gwen! I replied to her.

And she Liked my Tweet. It’s these little things that make me happy.