The Trauma of Daenerys Targaryen

[Warning: This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones]

As Game of Thrones has grown in popularity I’ve noticed people start to talk about it like a sports match. Lots of chatter about who is going to “win,” intrigue over who will take down who, which characters will wind up together or in the ground. It’s all a little disturbing to me because, more or less from the beginning, I’ve considered Game of



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Jonathan Michael Erickson

Science fiction author and PhD in depth psychology and somatic studies. Find more of his work at