“Open your eye…the crow gave you the third, but you will not open it.”
Synopsis: Bran discusses the greensight with Jojen and Meera, and then with Maester Luwin.
The long-anticipated first part in a new essay series on the Blackfyre Rebellions has arrived! In this essay, I explore the origins and causes of the First Blackfyre Rebellion, both on a geopolitical and personal level, which houses fought for the Black Dragon and which for the Red, and unveil my Leo Longthorn Conspiracy theory.
As promised, we are back for a second podcast in as many days, which you can listen to here.
This completes our run of Season 1 reviews/recaps. Starting tomorrow, we will be starting our run of Season 2 recaps, although we will not be putting them out once a day like we’ve been doing – rather, we’re going to have an honest-to-the-old-gods-and-the-new regular release schedule. Podcast episodes will go up Tuesday evenings (as we noticed a large number of people putting off listening/commenting until they got home from work), every week from now until Season 5 begins in mid-April.
Completely stunning the oddsmakers, SEK and I (now both of us of Lawyers, Guns, and Money) have finally started podcasting again, and not only that, we’re going to be releasing one episode a day for the next three days. So this week, we’ll be burning off the last two episodes of Season 1 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, the two episodes that arguably launched the show into the stratosphere, and then launching into the troubled Season 2 and trying to figure out how HBO survived the growing pains.
And you can listen right here. (We’re working on getting the video uploaded and embedded for those of you who prefer to look at our weird visages)
As someone who’s very very interested in the intersection between ASOIAF and public policy, I’m kind of amazed I haven’t gotten to this topic before, so many thanks to Joanna Lannister for reminding me.
I’ve been interested in Tywin’s tenure as Hand for a long time, and I was quite pleased to see that the WOIAF gave us a lot more detail, which has allowed me to revise and extend my thinking.
All the colors that had been missing from Vaes Tolorro had found their way to Qarth; buildings crowded about her fantastical as a fever dream in shades of rose, violet, and umber.
Synopsis: Daenerys and her dragons arrive in Qarth to rapturous applause. Dany takes up residence at the house of Xaro Xhoan Daxos, gets an invitation from Pyat Pree to visit the House of the Undying, and receives word that Robert Baratheon is dead.
“The Lannisters had taken everything: father, friends, home, hope, courage…”
Hey folks, just wanted to update you on some things coming up:
“Lannister…all I’ve done has been for Lannister…”