Wanted: More Babies In Game Of Thrones

There aren’t enough baby characters in Game Of Thrones! Peanut can hang with adults but every now and then she wants to chill with someone her own age.

Let’s admit there are plenty of characters that act like babies and haven’t died yet. But of course George R. R. Martin decides to keep the most prolific gut wrenchingly jerky characters alive.

Oh Georgey, what a fascinating writer you are. I don’t understand how people get all flustered about GoT killing off a character. ‘But I loved that character and there was so much character development for him to get where he finally is…’

Personally, I love it. You never quite know when who will turn against whom or someone has a change of heart (much like life).

Wah, wah. You people cry more than Peanut (which really isn’t that much so you cry more than whiney babies).

Speaking of whiney babies, what purpose does Craster’s last son (one of the only babies in GoT) have in the story? He certainly brings out the mother wolf in Gilly. But I absolutely believe that ‘ol Georgey Martin formulates the relationships of his characters first in some cases. Certain qualities draw characters together and if one doesn’t exist yet – the author needs to create one to keep the story going or at least be marginally interesting.

For example, Sam (introduced pretty early on during the first season) was rejected by his family, specifically his father and eventually stumbles upon one Craster’s wives.

These characteristic push and pulls is what the membership GoT world is all about.

Perhaps the introduction of a baby character or even pregnancy could imply other than just a new friend for Peanut. Yes it can bring out the parent in a character like Sam and Gilly. But perhaps it were to bring about an heir to a certain throne that’s made of giant swords and iron!

I haven’t even read the books so I’m just spit ballin’ here and going off of Peanut’s concerns for a new friend. Or maybe she’s still waiting for the dragons to cool stuff.

Either way, we’re both screaming like babies in anticipation for this new season coming up.



Harry Potter Had It Figured Out

What about the good old days of going to school and one of the hardest decisions was to pick an owl, a cat, or a toad?

Harry Potter was a revolutionary series that spurred the imagination of thousands of young kids and swept them away into a magical world of witchcraft, wizardry, and teeming curiosity. Students were encouraged to pursue their curiosity in the form of magic classes and adventures – most importantly, they were taught how to think, not what to think.

After watching the movie, Peanut immediately asked if she could attend. I simply said, ‘if you work hard and let your creativity flow then you can go.’ Peanut promptly responded with, ‘I’ve got lots of that creative stuff.’

Learning how to think allows a student to take his mind and apply it to any scenario as opposed to learning what to think and not being as malleable.

Hogwarts allowed a natural development of individual knowledge to take place. If you can do the whole magic thing then you’re probably in the best classes for that. If your wand explodes after every spell then you just excel at your own pace. In normal Muggle schools, kids are thrown into classes they aren’t prepared for or even worse held back in classes that aren’t advanced enough.

In an ideal world, there’s a hat that sorts you into your respective house. Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin all representing different types of people.

Hogwarts is not a utopia. Bullies, cliques, and bad grades still exist, but they are dealt with in the right way.

Sports politics and drama exist at Hogwarts. Quidditch is the football craze of the school and jocks aren’t just dreamy at Hogwarts, they’re magical (Hah, bad jokes can be funny too). Similarly to the real world, everyone goes nuts over sports and often too much focus goes towards school sports instead of class time.

Harry Potter has the role of the Seeker in the first Quidditch game, which is the equivalent of the quarterback. But I just can’t help but notice that in pretty much every Quidditch match, someone gets hurt or dies. Maybe a little less pride and concussions could help our nations test scores (think about it).

It doesn’t matter how from the Internet you are –trolls will find you, even at Hogwarts.

Internet trolls are always a pain in real life, but why not outsmart them like Harry, Ron, and Hermoine and make them look stupid.

Use some creativity to confront your troll issues. And remember don’t let those trolls get ya down.