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JEZEBEL or The etymology of cunt, an extract from Samarrai's Diary, inspired by Hodor

The etymology of cunt is a matter of debate, but most sources consider that Jezebel, the best bar fly con blotto in the world, never caught cheating on control school exams, with a master’s degree in Old Norse languages, with a doctor’s degree in long distance running – one day, entered a cheap protogermanic bar with confidence, trampling its bandstand with her lucky adidas sneakers. 280 more words

Prose

George R. R. Martin's "Fevre Dream" and "A Song of Ice and Fire"

George R. R. Martin’s novel-length venture into horror, Fevre Dream, originally published in 1982 and reissued in 2012, is a tale about vampires set in the mid-nineteenth century U.S. 624 more words

The Snow Queen, the Ice Dragon, and George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire"

“The Snow Queen” is a Hans Cristian Andersen story about two children growing up in Scandinavia: Gerda, the girl and hero, and Kai, the boy. For the plot and its details either read the summary on Wikipedia or read the story itself. 661 more words

Favorite Male Characters

The other day we looked at favorite female characters, and my Goodreads list grew by leaps and bounds from your comments.  Hopefully, you all got some good suggestions from people posting here as well. 291 more words

The Great Other in the Winterfell Crypts

George R. R. Martin has certainly woven a great many historical traditions into his book series, “A Song of Ice and Fire”. There are Norse, Celtic, Greek, Persian, Medieval European, and Native American and Americas tales woven in as well as more modern inspirations like H. 2,737 more words

Winter Has Not Come Yet: The Long Wait For Got Season 7

I am pretty sure that most “Game of Thrones” fans cannot wait for winter (and spring) to be over. After all, it has been more than six months since season 6 ended, and the series’ legions of fans wanted more, especially now with no book to placate their yearning for what’s transpiring (and not) in Westeros. 289 more words

Of Walls and White Walkers

In Westeros, the Wall is a massive fortification-over 700 feet tall-spanning 100 leagues (300 miles) along the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms, defending the realm from the wilding human tribes that live beyond the Wall, as well as the White Walkers and their army of undead wights. 787 more words

A Song Of Ice And Fire