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It's A Wrap

  • Posted on: 20 May 2019
  • By: admin

Final results are in, and Jim J tops out with 32/45 points. We have a winner! There were a few judgement calls along the way. Below are the highlights of the results:

  • Is Dany carrying Jon's baby? Never said she was, but she had the moment to tell him - when they were alone in the Throne Room. I'm saying "no" - but even at N/A - Jim J was the only one who called "no", so it wouldn't have changed the results at all.
  • Seven Kingdoms clearly not united at the end of the series - way to go Sansa.
  • Dany came oh-so-close to sitting on the throne, but never actually sat down. Remember the question was if she would physically sit on the throne.
  • Is Tyrion a Targeryen? No reason to say he was. Plenty of opportunities to claim so, and Bran would have spoken up.
  • Bronn got his castle (Highgarden)
  • Bran did make mention of going to see where Drogon was, but that is more likely in a raven than by warging into Drogon. I think we would have seen that if he had.
  • Sansa did not remain Lady of the North, but indeed became Queen.
  • You caught the "Sir Podrick" at the Small Council Meeting, right?

Good fun, if the last two seasons were a little rushed. In the end, the Stark children all rule Westeros, from Bran in King's Landing (or what's left of it), Sansa in Winterfell, and Jon (the new King Beyond the Wall? Perhaps).


Episode Five

  • Posted on: 13 May 2019
  • By: admin

Sven and Rob are now atop the leaderboard, but we still have a good deal of unknowns out there. There are a few judgement calls here, but I'll back anything out if it turns out they are wrong next week.

  • The Hound and The Mountain are dead. I suppose it's possible that Gregor survived the fall (he is a freak) but Sandor fell victim to his nemsis (the flames).
  • Jame and Cersei are dead. Unless of course they're trapped under the rubble, in which case they'll die before they're found. And the producers confirmed their demise
  • Euron is dead. (Thankfully). Unless of course the two mortal wounds he took healed up quickly. I don't think so.
  • Varys is dead. Dracarys-ed.
  • Arya did not kill The Hound, The Mountain, Cersei, or Jamie. She's not the little assassin we have come to know and love. Perhaps Daenerys is on her list now, though.
  • Jon renounced his claim to the Iron Throne. I think he's said this enough now that it counts. Moot, perhaps, since the Iron Throne likely doesn't exist anymore.

On to the finish line. Go to the leaderboard to see where you stand.


Episode Four

  • Posted on: 5 May 2019
  • By: admin

Surprise, surprise, GoT has returned to political wrangling, and one very angry Queen. OK, maybe two angry queens. I must admit I did not see Rhaegal's demise coming - I didn't think Qyburn had it in him to perfect his giant crossbow, let alone mount it on the Iron Fleet. Where the heck is Yara when we need her. Maybe that's what accounts for Euron's surprised look in the #8.05 trailer. Tonight we had:

  • Missandei is no more. Epic last work: Dracarys

We have a solo leader - we're all chasing Sven now.

Go to the leaderboard to see where you stand.


Episode Three

  • Posted on: 29 April 2019
  • By: admin

The body count has finally started. While there weren't any (of what I would consider) "major" characters lost, there were still some significant ones this week. I was starting to think killing the Night's King was looking bleak, but don't count out those Starks. Today's updates are posted, and include the following:

  • Beric Dondarrion - his purpose has been fulfilled, and without Thoros of Myr around, this time it may be final. What next for the Brotherhood?
  • Jorah Mormont - died protecting the one woman he loved. A fitting end for the old bear
  • Theon Greyjoy - finally redeemed himself, and given a formal pardon by the Three-Eyed Raven. Went out charging the Night's King, at least doing the right thing. An honorary Stark.
  • Lyanna Mormont - the toughest ladies are the smallest one, and this one ironically died killing the largest being not a dragon.

Also, it looks like the current dead/undead dragon count is down to two, and I don't suspect we'll see Viserion again. We have five people who bet on three dragons remaining - that's not looking too likely at this point.

Full leaderboard is here.


Episode Two

  • Posted on: 21 April 2019
  • By: admin

Episode Two is now in the books, with (once again) a week with no killing. How is this possible? Doesn't seem very GoT-like. Well at least we had some skin-on-skin action this week. And with the Night's King on Winterfell's perimeter, next week is looking to have a seriously high body count. Only one update to our contest this week:

  • Greyword and Missandei indeed did speak again (and made post-apocalypse plans - how sweet)

I thought I covered a lot of fan theories in the questions I put together. But boy, I missed two biggies that we got this week (Brienne of Tarth getting knighted, and the Arya/Gendry hookup). The table is set, let the carnage begin.

Thesis: Arya looked unimpressed with Gendry. Too-high expectations? Or pre-battle jitters?


Episode One

  • Posted on: 15 April 2019
  • By: admin

OK, the first episode is in the books. This felt like an episode mostly devoted to setting up the rest of the season. That being said, there is nothing as satisfying as Sansa tearing down Tyrion so completely. Sansa may now indeed be the most clever character left. The look on Tyrion's face as he was schooled by his (ex?) wife was priceless.

A fairly easy evening in terms of the number of things decided here - for our contest, we saw:

  • Yara is still alive
  • Theon and Yara met each other again

Props to Yara for not ripping out Theon's manhood. Oh, wait, Ramsey already took care of that.

You can click on people's names to show their picks, or click here to see everyone's results


We're All Set!

  • Posted on: 6 July 2019
  • By: admin

The Party is On!

The details are all set for our 40th Reunion celebration. We are looking forward to seeing you for the party.

  • On Friday, August 2nd, we will have an informal happy hour at Drumlin's at 800 Nottingham Road. This is an open event, no charge, and anyone is welcome to come. This is the warm-up to the main event, and we have spread the word to adjacent classes as well.

  • The main event is Saturday, August 3rd starting at 7PM, at Munjed's Middle Eastern Cafe at 505 Westcott St. There is a $28 charge per person to get in. We will have food, photo booth, and plenty of fun. If you want to come, please see below about tickets.

Buy Your Tickets Now

We'd ask you to please purchase your tickets for Saturday in advance if you can, because we have costs for the party that the reunion committee is paying out of our own pockets. It will help us tremendously if you'd purchase before you arrive. If you can't, we will accept payment at the door. But if you can, you have a couple options:

  • You can purchase your ticket in advance using a credit card through PayPal. PayPal allows you to check out as a "Guest" which means you don't have to create an account. If you already have a PayPal account, you can use that to pay as well. You can do this below.

  • If you don't have a PayPal account but have a Venmo account, you can send me the money directly. Look for markrbrule@yahoo.com (note the "r" in the middle).

  • If you can't pay online, you can mail a check for $28 per ticket to Mark Brule, 11368 Duenda Rd, San Diego, CA 92127. Please make the check out to me, and please include a way to contact you. I will let you know I have received your check. If you don't hear from me, then I didn't get it.

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