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S06E05 of Game of Thrones gave Hodor’s name a whole new meaning. For reasons unfathomable, Hodor’s death was much more upsetting than one might have thought—perhaps because it simultaneously revealed Hodor’s past, and the full extent of Bran’s warging capabilities. But some fans have known (sort of) what Hodor means for ages. Continue reading “Holding the Door”
This thread on Westeros.org is an accumulated list of all the theories in ASOIAF, categorised by types like ‘True Identities’ and ‘Conspiracies’. A Wiki of Ice and Fire also has a page assigned for speculation and theories (you can see an index of them here); both compilations are extensive and updated. Note: Both compilations list theories pertaining to the books (the show’s modified storyline has meant that some theories like Coldhands’ identity remain debatable).
Compounded of the animated map by Elastic and the accompanying theme by Ramin Djawadi, Game of Thrones‘ iconic title sequence is one of the show’s most distinctive elements. In an interview with Art of the Title in 2011, the project’s Creative Director Angus Wall discusses its making. Continue reading “The Title Sequence”
If you’ve read the main books and watched the TV show, have a go at this survey.