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ASOIAF Essays

Romance of Quentyn Martell – 10/22/14. Short essay on the Romantic vibes to Quentyn’s Arc.

Tyrion’s Parentage – Ambiguity in ASOIAF – 11/25/14. Short essay on Tyrion’s potential parentage problems.

GOT S5 – Adapting our Expectations – 1/31/15. Essay on bracing ourselves for Season 5.

The Bloody Mummers: “Where are they now?” Edition – 6/3/15. Little retrospective on the Bloody Mummers in ASOIAF.

High Tide: The Rise and Fall of House Velaryon – 6/23/15. Long essay on the history of House Velaryon.

Where do we go from here? – Sansa in Season 6 – 6/29/15. Short essay looking back at Sansa’s arc in Season 5.

Jon Snoe – The Hero and Everyman in ASOIAF – 7/22/15. Long piece on the monomyth in ASOIAF.

The Brotherhood in the Background – 7/30/15. Long piece on the Brotherhood Without Banners in AFFC and ADWD.

Jaq in Black – Why was a Faceless Man in the Black Cells? – 8/6/15. Long piece about Faceless Men in ASOIAF.

Dragons Won’t Stop the Others – 8/11/15. Essay on why Dany’s dragons won’t stop the Others.

King Broken-Smile: Theon’s Path to the Seastone Chair – Part 1: The Anti-Euron Conspiracy – 10/15/15. Part 1 of very long essay about Theon and the Iron Islands in TWOW.

King Broken-Smile: Theon’s Path to the Seastone Chair – Part 2: Landlubbers – 12/7/15. Part 2 of the Theon/Iron Islands essay. Includes big thematic stuff for TWOW.

The Personal Hell of George R. R. Martin – 1/2/16. Essay reflecting on the mess GRRM got himself into with TWOW and the show.

The Tinfoil Link: Don’t Trust Marwyn – 1/28/16. Short essay on why Archmaester Marwyn is basically a conspiracy nut.

Gogossos: Poe’s Red Death in the World of Ice and Fire – 2/4/16. Comparison between a corsair city from The World of Ice and Fire and Poe’s Masque of the Red  Death.

Return of the White Wolf: Jon is Coming Back – 2/24/16. Big post on the impending return of Jon Snow in ASOIAF and GOT.

Secrets of the Red Ritual – EXPLAINED! – 5/3/2016. In which I don’t really explain the Red Ritual, but instead explain why we shouldn’t explain it.

The Dread Echoes of the Red Wedding – 6/3/16. How the Red Wedding changed three realms: Westeros, the dreamscape, and us.

The Others as Shoggoths: Lovecraft & Martin – 7/25/16.

Blog Updates

Líf Mitt – an update – 9/29/15. An update on the blog after I got back from Iceland.

Introducing Bookshelf Productions – 12/29/15. The BIRTH OF BOOKSHELF PRODUCTIONS!

End of the Year Wrap Up 2015: A New Leaf – 12/31/15. End-of-year wrap up for 2015.

BoJack Horseman

Episode 1 – 2/24/15. An okay episode, but a weak start to a strong series.

Episode 2 – 2/27/15. On-the-nose politics, but the jokes build strength.

Episode 3 – 3/6/15. A necessary evil episode; we finally get real backstory.

Episode 4 – 3/13/15. The first Good episode. Todd’s opera gives cast room to show off.

MORE EPISODE REVIEWS COMING IN 2016!!!!

Book Hauls

Haul #1 – 3/1/16 Harlan Ellison, Solo D&D, and something else? I forget lol.

Haul #2 – 4/11/16 Truman Capote, Morgan Llewellyn, and “Bad Moon Rising”

Haul #3 – 4/27/16 Choose your Own Adventure, and DANGEROUS VISIONS!

Book Reviews

Honesty in Space: PLANETFALL by Emman Newman – 1/4/16. Beautiful, personal sci-fi with an off-the-rails pace.

The Rosie Project – 1/15/16. VK actually read a book, and it was a lovely rom-com.

The Whimper of Whipped Dogs – 4/05/16. Okay, it’s a short story. Also discusses the Murder of Kitty Genovese.

Too Like the Lightning – 5/23/16. Excellent optimistic utopian sci-fi novel!

Game of Thrones

Season 5 Episode 1 – 4/13/15

Season 5 Episode 2 – 4/20/15

Season 5 Episode 3 – 4/27/15

Season 5 Episode 4 – 5/4/15

Season 5 Episode 5 – 5/11/15

Season 5 Episode 6 – 5/18/15

Season 5 Episode 7 – 5/25/15

Season 5 Episode 8 – 6/2/15

Season 5 Episode 9 – 6/8/15

Season 5 Episode 10 – 6/15/15

20+ New Photos from Game of Thrones Season 6 – 2/11/16

Game of Thrones Season 6 Trailer Thoughts n Stuff – 3/8/16

Season 6 Episode 1 – 4/25/16

Season 6 Episode 2 – 5/2/16

Season 6 Episode 3 – 5/9/16

Season 6 Episode 4 – 5/16/16

Season 6 Episode 5 – 5/23/16

Season 6 Episode 6 – 5/30/16

Season 6 Episode 7 – 6/06/16

Season 6 Episode 8 – 6/13/16

Season 6 Episode 9 – 6/20/16

Season 6 Episode 10 – 6/28/16

Hot Link Sunday!

HLS is our weekly news/asoiaf/guff compilation for your viewing pleasure!

1/31/16

2/7/16

2/15/16

2/22/16

2/29/16

Movie Reviews

Star Wars: The Mike and Mike Awakens – 12/29/15. Michael and VK go nuts over Star Wars.

News

Pokémon’s Original Card Game is Getting the Re-release Treatment – 12/30/15

With 20 Years of Pokemon Comes Yet Another Anniversary Product – 1/12/16

In the Market For a New VR-Ready GPU? – 2/12/16

Valve Steps it Up with SteamVR Performance Test – 2/23/16

Pokemon Sun and Moon Confirmed, and More! – 2/26/16

The Dark Tower Movie Casting Confirmed – 3/1/16

Opinion Pieces

Fairfax County Later Start Times – A Bad Idea – 11/1/14

Thomas Jefferson Will Burn Your Bibles – 11/29/14

The Ridiculous Six and out Past-Blind Culture – 4/25/15

Poetry is Hard

The Last Hurrahs of Padraig Pearse – 10/2/14

Ozzie and The Voice of God – 10/8/14

Man Dancing on Street at 2 A.M. – 10/16/14

Our Garden – 11/13/14

Sun of January – 11/21/14

The Black Swords

Cutting Oroia – Coping with Cutting a Character –  10/22/14

100,028 – 11/17/14

Renoa: The First Complete Arc – 11/21/14

I Sang the Song of Steel – 11/22/14

Wrasslin’ the Beast – 2/5/15

Beginnings Suck: A Look Back at Drafts – 2/20/16

Throwback Thursday

TBT #1: “June 12, 2009” – 1/7/16

TBT #2: “May 2, 2013” – 1/14/16

Video Games

Let’s Talk About the Steam Sale: Mikell Edition – 1/5/16

Michael Obliterates Horses in Mount & Blade Warband – 2/2/16

Half-Life 3 Will Hopefully Never Come Out – 2/3/16

In the Market for a new VR-Ready GPU? – 2/12/16

Valve Steps It Up With SteamVR Performance Test – 2/23/16

How Quickly Can You Make Society Collapse? – 2/25/16

Looking for an Old School Star Wars Game Fix? – 3/2/16

We Will Always Miss You Satoru Iwata – 3/17/16

Civilization VI: What We Know So Far! – 5/11/16

Writing

Writing and Editing: A Video of You Dancing Horribly – 1/13/16

Beginnings Suck: A Look Back at Drafts – 2/20/16

how 2 write really good – 4/13/16

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