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because history or something, part I

OK, Internet. New Game of Thrones just started, and I know we’re all very excited.[1] Before the deluge of internet commentary really begins, I think this is an appropriate moment to have a chat about the relationship between fiction and history, and more specifically the relationship between the fantasy genre and the specific periods of Euro-centric history from which it tends to borrow heavily. 1,753 more words


HBO Stopped

Last night, I attempted to watch one of my favorite shows on HBO Go, Game of Thrones. Apparently a lot of people had the same idea because it wasn’t working. 255 more words

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Reviewing the Reviewer

Jeremy Regner wrote a recap of “Two Swords” (the first episode of season four of Game of Thrones) for the New York Times. 92 more words

Contributions From Mr Flores

Valar Morghulis!

After far too long a wait, Game of Thrones Season 4 premieres tonight! I finished the last book in January and I’ve had a Game of Thrones shaped hole in my life ever since. 125 more words

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Spoiler-Free Walking Dead Finale Recap

Last night, I wrote a laughably short post because the Walking Dead Season 4 finale was coming on. And I certainly wasn’t disappointed. Although, in a phrase, the episode came in with a bang and went out with a whimper. 255 more words

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Madonna ♥ Estonia

Remember Swept Away, that laugh-inducing movie from 2002 that starred Madonna and her spray tan?  Well for those of you who ran for the exits after its first excruciating minutes, you missed its one redeeming moment – the inspired choice of using Arvo Part’s hauntingly beautiful “Spiegel im Spiegel” during a particularly heart-wrenching scene. 121 more words