Late post but check out me, Sam the Player, and Tom Hankins on Ian Thomas Malone's great Estradiol Illusions podcast as we talk about The Bells. I manage to quote Federalist 51 and we discuss one or to minor things that happens in this second-to-last ever episode of Game of Thrones. LISTEN HERE
Introduction/Thesis All the teeth-gnashing over who will “win” the Game of Thrones may be somewhat misguided because we already have a form of the answer. The Spider himself, Lord Varys, told us very early on in the story who will sit on the Iron Throne at the end of both Game of Thrones and … Continue reading The End of Game of Thrones and the Shadow of Varys’ Riddle
Listen to me, Ian Thomas Malone, Alexandra August, and Tom Hankins talk on the One and Only Podcast recapping Game of Thrones about The Last of the Starks, and stay for my rant about a certain death that affected me deeply. We also get to say "balkanization" again! LISTEN HERE.
A Legal Analysis of the Trial Of Jaime Lannister, Such That It Was Factual Background At the end of Season 8, Episode 1, Zaddy Jaime Lannister arrives in Winterfell and is (presumably) immediately arrested and put on trial in the Great Hall at the start of Episode 2. First, Jaime is accused of Regicide by … Continue reading Justify Your Existence, Jaime Lannister
Listen to me, Ian Thomas Malone, Alexandra August, and Sam (The Player) Adolfo-Stark gush about perhaps my favorite episode of Game of Thrones... ever? I also continue to talk about Sovereignty in the North. But I mostly gush. A lot. LISTEN HERE
Hi all! I will be reviewing certain episodes of the final season of the arthouse serial teleplay "Game of Thrones" on the Estradiol Illusions podcast with the lovely Ian Thomas Malone. Check out the first episode recap with Michelle Jaworski at Daily Dot and JoeMagician of Maester Monthly, the JoeMagician YouTube channel, and Watchers on … Continue reading GoT S8E1 Review Podcast
In the show universe of Game Of Thrones, the question of whether it is possible for a woman to sit on the Iron Throne is well-settled. Cersei Lannister, First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, and Protector of the Realm, has sat the Iron Throne for almost 3 years of real-world time since King Tommen’s abdication. While plenty of Queen Cersei’s subjects are a little miffed about that, the realities of who currently wields power in Westeros make it possible, if not overwhelmingly likely, that Cersei’s successor will also be female. Thus, we can fairly say that in the show universe the (dragon?)glass ceiling has been thoroughly shattered. But what of the book universe of A Song of Ice and Fire? Is it legal for one of these capable rulers to declare #ForTheThrone in Book Westeros? Most Westerosi believe it is illegal for a woman to rule. They are wrong. (cont)