Of all plotlines in Game of Thrones' seventh season, the acrimonious relationship that instantly sprung up between Arya (Maisie Williams) and Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) upon their reunion is the most bewildering and upsetting. Over the six or so seasons the sisters have been separated, they've grown, changed and become more than the petulant spatting siblings we met in Season 1. So why are their actions this year completely out of character for the women they've become?
Game of Thrones has been trying very hard this season to forge -- some may say force -- a romantic connection between Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), two people viewers know to be nephew and aunt, though they themselves are currently unaware. Unfortunately for Game of Thrones, the accelerated pace of the show's shortened seventh season has done little to support this twisted love story.
If you've ever thought that Game of Thrones was cool, but that it would be a better series if it had its own ragtag team of heroes teaming up to save the world, then last Sunday's "Eastwatch" must have felt like Christmas morning. The end of the jam-packed episode, the fifth of the season, played out like the middle-of-the-movie-sequence in which our heroes team up and suit up to take on the Big Bad. It was the show's version of the Fellowship beginning its journey to Mount Doom.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".