Tag Archives: George R.R. Martin

Live from the Mythgard Institute!

Tomorrow, September 22nd, geeks around the world will celebrate Tolkien Day (or Hobbit Day, as it’s come to be known) in celebration of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins’ shared birthday. I will be participating in the festivities as part of the … Continue reading

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The First (Annual?) Mythgard Institute Webathon

The Mythgard Institute was founded in 2011 to bring rigorous, dynamic and interactive educational experiences to students around the world through the latest online course tools while also boasting challenging and engaging classes taught by world-class teachers and leading scholars … Continue reading

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Beauties and Beasts: ‘The Bear and the Maiden Fair’ Review

“Most women don’t know what they like until they’ve tried it,” worldly-wise Margaery explains to innocent Sansa. In season three we’re being presented with a myriad of mismatched couples, and we would do well to ponder the truth of Margaery’s … Continue reading

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Watch This Space

Greetings, readers! I just wanted to write a quick post as a heads-up that my usual Game of Thrones and Doctor Who review posts may be most likely will be delayed this week and next due to travel. This week I’m travelling … Continue reading

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“Chaos is a ladder”: ‘The Climb’ Review

As I’ve said before, I’m a fan of the theory that all of the political maneuvering in A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones can really be boiled down to the rivalry between Varys and Littlefinger. Once again the show … Continue reading

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‘Kissed by Fire’ Review

Writer Bryan Cogman knows his stuff. The title of his episode, “Kissed by Fire,” is the Wildling term which describes Ygritte and other Wildlings with red hair. Given their comparative rarity, this is seen as a sort of blessing and therefore … Continue reading

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‘Walk of Punishment’ Review

Fair warning: Major, character-arc-defining spoilers ahead. In years to come, if we talk about ‘Walk of Punishment,’ we’re going to talk about two scenes: The Small Council Meeting and the Jaime’s “be-handing.” The former coming early in the episode and the … Continue reading

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