Justify Your Existence, Jaime Lannister

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

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GoT S8E2 Review Podcast

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

Rule The Realm (Girls)

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)