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Robin Cannon

Random thoughts on culture, entertainment, politics, and the world today. robin-cannon.com for my more professionally-focused writing. @shinytoyrobots on Twitter.

For the Night is Dark, and Full of Whatevers - Game of Thrones, Season 8, Episode 6

May 19, 2019

Not as stupid as last week! Symbology. More symbology. Bludgeoned into your head. Glad that dragon thing wasn't an issue. Can be summarized in memes. Yaaas, queen.

For the Night is Dark, and Full of Whatevers - Game of Thrones, Season 8, Episode 5

May 12, 2019

Continuity? That's so not last week...or this week. Do dragons work properly again? Is there a white dove to go with that slow motion? Stupidity upon stupidity. Drogon ex machina.

Why I want Liverpool to win the Premier League

May 08, 2019

I'm an Everton fan, I hate Liverpool. But being Liverpool is nothing compared to Manchester City's existence as a vehicle to sportswash human rights abuse.

For the Night is Dark, and Full of Whatevers - Game of Thrones, Season 8, Episode 4

May 05, 2019

Pretend we care about those minor characters who died! Friendzones and not friendzones! Sansa is still better! SCORPIONS!!!

For the Night is Dark, and Full of Whatevers - Game of Thrones, Season 8, Episode 3

April 28, 2019

Quick cut, quick cut, quick cut (by both camera guys and zombies). Enough Unsullied extras! Jon's poor Tri-Wizard tournament effort. Mel wins her own office dead pool.

For the Night is Dark, and Full of Whatevers - Game of Thrones, Season 8, Episode 2

April 21, 2019

Where everything you expected from last week's "next week" preview doesn't happen!

For the Night is Dark, and Full of Whatevers - Game of Thrones, Season 8, Episode 1

April 14, 2019

Fighty pirate man avoids the friendzone! Dany goes wild with dragon punning! That awkward 'I burned your family alive' moment! Sansa is cooler than you!

Happy Brexit Day, Everyone

March 29, 2019

We were supposed to Brexit today. Thankfully, we haven't yet. And it's because of the fantasists of the European Research Group. Let's hope their fantasies mean they miss out on the Brexit they want, and which would harm so many.

The Bachelor - WTF is this Medieval Bullshit?

March 12, 2019

My wife asked me to hate watch The Bachelor with her. It's a truly heinous show, based on a heinous premise, and here are some thoughts as we reach the end of season 23.

Introduction to Thoughts and Rants

March 11, 2019

This is a simple introduction to this new blog, and why I'm writing it.