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Game of Thrones, Beyond the Wall: a breakdown of the 5 most memorable scenes

Game of Thrones is known for juggling dozens of characters and storylines, but its seventh season has been remarkably focused in comparison to previous years. That dynamic peaked in “Beyond the Wall,” a nearly 80-minute episode that largely cut between two storylines, each with just a handful of characters. One was the suicide mission of Jon Snow, Jorah Mormont, Gendry, and the other men who thought it was a good idea to trek beyond the Wall, capture a wight, and use it to convince Cersei that an army of the undead is about to overtake Westeros. The other was a smaller storyline, following the growing division between Arya and Sansa Stark. Or perhaps we should say the growing division as orchestrated by Littlefinger, as he’s continued to…

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Game of Thrones, The Spoils of War: a breakdown of the 5 most memorable scenes

The fourth episode of Game of Thrones’ seventh season finally delivered on one long-awaited promise. Nearly a third of “The Spoils of War” was devoted to a massive face-off between Jaime Lannister and his army, and Daenerys Targaryen, her Dothraki hordes, and one very large dragon. But as memorable as the closing battle was, it was also an episode about people grappling for purpose. Littlefinger is trying to make himself relevant again; Dany is trying to prove she can live up to the name Mother of Dragons; and Sansa and Arya are trying to understand what being a Stark means in their current predicament. The episode’s titular spoils weren’t riches and glory. They were damage and loss, with nearly every character trying to reclaim a bit of…

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Top 5 Most Memorable iOS Wallpapers of All Time

Since the very first iPhone was revealed in 2007, Apple has shown off its flagship device with a variety of iconic wallpapers. Whether they were default iOS wallpapers, backgrounds used extensively in Apple marketing material, or pictures that graced device screens during keynote presentations, these are undoubtedly some of the most memorable images associated with Apple’s revolutionary smartphone.

5. Blue Marble

While the clownfish image was used in most marketing material, it wasn’t the image that graced displays when consumers first booted their iPhones. If you search your memory, you’ll remember that this picture of Earth from space was the actual default Lock Screen wallpaper for early versions of iOS. But despite its ubiquity, more people probably remember the clownfish image than this one.

4. Lake and Mountains

This innocuous picture of a lake and mountains against a night sky was the first image publicly displayed on an iPad — it was the default wallpaper during Steve Job’s announcement of the device in 2010. But, unlike the clownfish image, it was also the default wallpaper that shipped with first-generation iPad devices. Though maybe not as iconic as the clownfish image, it’s still an integral part of iOS’s visual history.

3. Drops on Glass

This picture of water droplets on frosted glass was the default wallpaper for iOS 4. Notably, it’s the first image used as a default Home screen wallpaper since previous versions of iOS didn’t allow users to change their background, only the Lock Screen image. Beyond that, the image also showed off the Retina capabilities of the iPhone 4 at the time and for many of us, it’s an image that we remember fondly.

2. Cloudy Night Sky

This image, released as the default wallpaper for iOS 7, is notable mostly because iOS 7 was a major redesign of Apple’s software — and one that dropped the aging skeuomorphic elements of its predecessors. It was a controversial change for some, and there’s no doubt that it shifted the look of iOS forever. But while iOS 7 supported dynamic wallpapers for the first time, Apple opted for this picture of a starry night sky as the default.

1. Clownfish

Prominently displayed on the demo device Steve Jobs used when he unveiled the first iPhone, this image of clownfish swimming through a sea anemone is nothing short of symbolic — and is arguably the most iconic iPhone wallpaper ever. But while the picture was used heavily in Apple marketing material at the time, it was actually left off of the original consumer version of iOS.

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