Countdown to Halloween

“Ulalume” by Edgar Allan Poe:

The skies they were ashen and sober;
   The leaves they were crisped and sere— 
   The leaves they were withering and sere;
It was night in the lonesome October
   Of my most immemorial year:
It was hard by the dim lake of Auber,
   In the misty mid region of Weir—
It was down by the dank tarn of Auber,
   In the ghoul-haunted woodland of Weir. 

Thorns & Roses: Our Thoughts on Blindspot's Sophomore Year

Sophomore years are notoriously tough for television shows. The first season can seem so tightly focused that the second season seems to falter a bit as it expands the fictional world in order to give it enough space to live on. Blindspot is no exception to this rule, so we thought we’d take a little time to talk over the twists and turns, moments and characters that we loved this season… and a few that we could have done without. And I will say this about Blindspot: When it’s on, it’s really on. And when it’s not… well… Go big or go home, right?

So what had us cheering in our seats and/or pulling out our hair?

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edgar-allan-poes-sweet-lenore  asked:

I wonder. We've seen dragons brought back from apparent extinction once by Dany. Could it be that someone, whether the proto Valyrians or someone older, did something similar in the past? It would explain why some of the Targs were convinced they could make stone eggs hatch and such.

If the Valyrians brought dragons back from extinction, it was probably by breeding them from wyverns as Septon Barth theorizes. I think the Targaryens who tried to hatch eggs, after the dragons were dead, did so because dragon eggs are what dragons come from. :)  There was no claimed historical precedent – the efforts were based on the eggs being possibly still viable in Aegon III’s case, belief in prophecy in Aegon V’s case, madness in Aerys II’s case, and prophetic dreams and magical instinct in Dany’s case.


“There are some secrets which do not permit themselves to be told….” Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive premieres Oct. 30 on @pbstv