SPOILER WARNING FOR GAME OF THRONES S08E05
Like a lot of people I’ve been into a Game of Thrones for the
last five years or so (yes I was late to the party). And, like lots of people
online, I’ve found parts of the final series to be somewhat lacking.
One of the scenes that I’d like to look at in more detail is
the long-awaited Clegane-v-Clegane smack-down. That final epic fight between
the huge brothers. Or Cleganebowl as the internet has dubbed it.
Straight up, the fight itself was a visual masterpiece and
really well choreographed. It was great spectacle, and I’d even go so far as to
say it has a really interesting mini-ark, with rise, fall and “darkest moment”.
But as part of the broader narrative, I found it lacking in
People (or readers) want character motivations, and given
Thrones has been a largely character driven it’s expected that character
motivations should be the driving force behind something this “big”.
When it comes to character motivations, I’ve found that
First Impressions A Terran Legacy Short Story
Captain Dannage is looking for a new security officer for his cargo ship, but the only option he has left is an ex-Special Forces agent with a dark past and a short fuse. Can he trust her? Is there any other choice? Not in his price range.
Shauna Arland has had a cloud hanging over her since her court martial. Now, she's got a chance at a proper job and a family if she can live long enough to save them.
- Silicate III - Michael
Dannage squinted into the early-morning sunlight. The streets were still damp
from last night’s rain. The damp wouldn’t last, not with the light glittering
off the glass skyscrapers and the chromed tower of the space elevator. Today
was going to be a good day. Dannage
glanced over to where Luc shifted his weight from foot to foot. He’d known the burly blond nearly half his life.
They’d first met when Dannage signed on with a mid-range Cargo haulier, the Curie, and had been fast friends