Saturday, March 23, 2013

Second Year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News: Top post of 2012

In the first installment of my retrospective of the second year of this blog, I promised to begin the reverse countdown of most viewed posts from the past year. Time to follow up.

In first place among entries posted during the second full year in second place among all entries posted during the history of the blog so far* is Dungeons and Dragons alignments for Game of Thrones characters, posted on May 4, 2012. As of March 20th, it had 867 page views according to the primary counter, and 1338 page views according to the secondary one. Despite the many views, no one has left a comment, making it the most viewed entry without a comment.

The highlight of the entry is the graphic above, which displays the characters and the interpretation of their alignments that I agree with. It joins a companion entry, Game of Thrones: 2012 Campaign Edition, in using images from the HBO fantasy series to make a point.

As for why this entry became so popular, it's no mystery to me. While I didn't mention it at all over at Kunstler's blog that week, people managed to find it all by themselves, as "game of thrones dungeons and dragons" is currently the number one search term in the history of the blog, with 515 searches. Go SEO and the power of memes, however accidental.

I'll continue with the reverse countdown tomorrow. In the meantime, I leave you all with Jason Yang performing his Game of Thrones Violin Cover.

An acoustic and electric violin cover of the main theme song from Game of Thrones. Arranged and performed by Jason Yang. Original song and soundtrack by Ramin Djawadi.
*The first place entry is from the first year of the blog, but wasn't among those that made the top ten list that year. I will give it an entry of its own later on.

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