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'Game of Thrones' will end, but respect for fantasy should not

As "Game of Thrones" prepares to end, there will be an accounting. Of the dead and the living, of the weapons they carried and the colors they wore, of alliances broken, betrayed and forged. There will be catalogs of magical creatures, of characters with special powers, of prophetic words and curses, holy trees and ancient scripts, a list of houses, sigils and words (not to mention the Oreos that represent them).

Within the story and among its audience, these things will be pored over and repeated, totems of knowledge, anticipation, reassurance. When the story is done, we will argue about meaning and justice and fate, about who was the bravest,

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