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Elizabeth Sandifer

Elizabeth Sandifer created Eruditorum Press. She’s not really sure why she did that, and she apologizes for the inconvenience. She currently writes Last War in Albion, a history of the magical war between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. She used to write TARDIS Eruditorum, a history of Britain told through the lens of a ropey sci-fi series. She also wrote Neoreaction a Basilisk, writes comics these days, and has ADHD so will probably just randomly write some other shit sooner or later.Support Elizabeth on Patreon.

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  1. phuzz
    April 20, 2015 @ 5:24 am

    This has been the episode that's really brought home how far apart the books and the TV show are now in terms of plot. Parts of Dany's plot have been kept, and Jon's election was a streamlined retelling of the books, but everything else has been deviating more and more.
    Personally I'm happy to watch the TV show, and catch up with the books as an when they come out, but one of my housemates was quite put out by the end of the episode.
    (the leaks worked out quite well for us as we could all watch together last night, a day before it will be shown in the UK)

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  2. jane
    April 20, 2015 @ 12:32 pm

    Some of the transitions are mighty interesting — they have delayed payoffs. For example, from Arya in Braavos to Sansa at the Inn, and with Brienne as a connecting force. For Arya and Sansa are family, and Brienne is faced with giving up her allegiance to both girls, which reflects Arya giving up on the House of Black and White, but reversed. The House of Black and White is about learning to be "no one" — to be faceless — and the transition from Arya to Sansa initially shields us from Sansa's face.

    Likewise, the transition to King's Landing has delayed connectivity. Brienne is on a quest to save the daughter of the woman to whom she's pledged. And now Jamie is on a quest to save a daughter. And it was Jamie who gave Brienne the nice sword and armor (and squire) as noted by Littlefinger.

    The transition from Dorne to Meereen doesn't pay off until the end of the episode, when Dany is hissed at by the people, a hissing very much like snakes, because she isn't succumbing to popular opinion, juxtaposing her with Doran Martell.

    The letter S in the book is in reference to a Snake, I believe.

    Anyways, all this to say, there's a connectivity to the episode that doesn't rely so much on transitions between locations.

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  3. Daru
    May 4, 2015 @ 12:34 am

    Interesting transitions and shots around Daenerys in episode one too where there is a tunnel shot that transitions in her going down into the crypts to see her dragons – symbolically feeling like the underworld journey on Innanna. And an amazing shot in that scene too with the dragon chains huge in the foreground, and Daenerys small, dominated by them in the background – the weight of imprisoning power?

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