4.01.2012 | 23:15

Game of Clones

When I was introduced to this beautiful and epic series from HBO called Game of Thrones, I have never been the same. Me and my dorm mates would always talk about possible alliances from the different Lords and Houses (families) in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, as we unveil each episode a night. Yesterday we finally finished the first season and we unite with the world to see what the second season has for us.

This is not all about the series, as I find impeccable. I would like to use allusions and clones though to exercise the point of the write-up.

Winterfell. This is the homeland of the noblest House Stark. It is a city found in the North just below The Wall. After this board exam, I may have to return to our own Winterfell and do some duty that my Queen requires of me. I yet have to know which particular reason it is, all I know is that she has made her point and I'm expected to pass the exams and perform to her liking. Like a Knight in dispatch.

"Winter is coming". This is the motto of House Stark. It is summer but the weather is as unpredictable as a lady's mood. Most of my plans for the season are put to an indefinite hold and only time will tell how long this summer will ever catch up. It is also a restatement of the worst is yet to come.

A sigil. This could be an animal or thing which represents a House, as emblem. The image of the sigil is placed on a banner whenever a House is on quest or war. My sigil is a tower (to those who could understand why) and all my present work must sum up for me to embody the sigil. When I become the engineer that his Grace and Queen wanted me to be, I shall be the tower, the stronghold and the representative. I must not fail them.

The Wall. It is an ice fortification several leagues north of Winterfell which is 300 miles in stretch and 800 feet in height. The Wall is the protection of the realm (how they refer the Kingdoms as) from the wildings on the other side. It is also a place of isolation and training. I consider this boarding house as my Wall. Here, I hone my abilities that will prepare me for what could be out there in the open. This isolation from the outside is my first, I surmise there is no better thing to do than to embrace the fact that I am a prisoner of the wall.

The Night's Watch. A brotherhood based on the foot of The Wall, The Night's Watch are the people concerned in protecting the realm from the creatures outside the wall. They are also known as the black brothers and their brotherhood by oath is a duty which must not be deserted. I have found several brothers on my way, some in this Wall, others somewhere else. I'm grateful for these people because they were there for me when others weren't, on my most testing times and we will be together in victory.

Dothraki. The Dothraki is a race of people in Essos, a continent across the Narrow Sea east of Westeros. Rather barbaric and nomad, they spell a huge difference from people inhabiting the free lands. I've had my share of Dothraki encounters in the past and just recently, in a place I have so not expected, called Twitter. Well another bird told me to take down the default picture so I can avoid these, but to no avail. Dothraki are a vicious race and they act on impulse. All I have is to exercise understanding and deviation.

The Iron Throne. Situated in the Red Keep (castle) at the capital city King's Landing, this throne is made out of a thousand melted swords from the enemies of the first king, Aegon the Conqueror. The Throne is a symbol for inherited glory. Since the start of our review, I have always performed well in our exams. I even feel very confident of my standing, given that if our center is a sample of the whole exam-taking population, then my status in the population is in the positive edge. The Throne is closer to me than it appears. I may have rivals to the glory but it is still a long way, winter is coming.

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I once wrote a fiction book about kings and political families, similar to this Song of Fire and Ice story but in an entirely different time frame bordering modern and traditional. The affinity I'm showing to the books by George R. R. Martin is explainable. Sometimes, I stop reading or watching because it gets too real in my mind that I can't think of anything else but it. It is a good read for someone who is looking for a parallel universe.

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Nameday. This is the book's term for birthday. April 6, 2011 was the day when Green Breaking broke into the blogosphere. This Friday is this blog's first Nameday. I'm thankful for everything that this blog has taught and won for me. I can never express how grateful I am for the things that I have gained (and lost). It was a learning experience. I may not be the best blogger there is but you people showed me that care and concern which does not fit me. From the bottom of my hypothalamus, thank you very much.

31 comments:

  1. once heard the anchor said few good things about This series. it's cool daw. But i haven't been able to see this personally.

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    1. It really is cool, you should try watching it!

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  2. Cheers to more blogging years!! ☺

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  3. advance happy birthday to your blog!!!

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  4. To the horde!


    ooops. i think that's a different thing. lol

    advanced salutations to your blogsphere nameday.

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    1. It is a different thing! LOL

      Thanks Lanchie.

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  5. Congratulations :)
    At least your Watch need no forswearing of allegiance and rank :P (yes I have incidental knowledge kahit na sabi ko wala akong interest :P)

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    1. Hahaha.. I know, right? And you are always my brother, even without the ceremonial oath.

      Thanks brad.

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  6. wow... more blogging more fun! :)

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  7. Congratulations, Joe!

    PS: We should watch GOT someday after your board exams. Didn't know ur a fan.

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    1. Thanks, James!

      Of course we can! Let's have this marathon from the first episode up to the 13th. =)

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  8. yey! magwa-one year na s'ya!!!! congrats!
    PERO saan ang party? haha chos lang :D
    and wow, na-connect mo ang Game of Thrones sa iyong life! nice! buti nalang lagi kang may Night's Watch! :)
    and because of your post, i might try watching that too :)

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    1. Oo nga eh! Hahaha.

      Pero wala akong party.. Busy-busyhan ako sa pagprepare para sa board exam eh.. :p

      Sige go go! Then i-connect mo rin ang GOT sa iyong daily activities. Magugutuhan mo yun promise! :D

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    2. sige sige panuorin ko s'ya. gusto ko ng mga ganyan kasi...
      pero about sa connecting with my daily activities, baka maging porn ito. wahaha charot! :D

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    3. Hahaha.. Go! Maganda siya. :D

      may touch of sensuality naman ang series so belong ka parin teh!

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    4. "sensuslity" -ay gusto ko yang word na yan, papanuorin ko na talaga!! :D

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  9. Congratulations on your 1st year here!!!! :D More to come!!!! cheers!

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  10. Sana mabasa ko yung book na sinulat mo hehe : )
    Happy 1 year!

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    1. Hehe, wala na.. Nakalimutan ko na kung saan ang ko nailagay. :)

      Salamat!

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  11. Game of Thrones awakens the geek in you ha.

    Happy First Anniversary to your blog. :)

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    1. Yup, sorta. I super like GOT na talaga.. The good thing about it is it doesn't make you overthink, rather, lets you watch and wait.

      Salamat po kuya Joms! :)

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  12. ang loser ko ngayon palang ako nagsisimula ng season one.

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    1. Di naman loser noh. Kami lang two weeks ago lang. Hahaha. Mas madaling maghabol ngayon eh. :D

      nood na!

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  13. Belated Happy Nameday!!

    Nindot jud ang GoT! PAYTS kaayo!

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  14. am a game of thrones addict too after watching the series, now am on my 3rd book and quite surprise with how the story is evolving, congrats on your first nameday, 0 and 1, may the gods bless you, all the old and the new!

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