Tag Archives: A Song of Ice and Fire

The Subtle Victory Within Game of Thrones

Like many other people who followed HBO’s Game of Thrones, I was not entirely satisfied with how it ended. Everyone who cares about said ending (or was within earshot of anyone who does) is pretty familiar with the usual complaints, which … Continue reading

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After Game of Thrones: Ideas for HBO

It is no secret that HBO’s Game of Thrones, based on George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire, is coming to its final conclusion this year. While the last novel or two is taking its sweet time … Continue reading

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A Game of Thrones Fan-Theory: The Targaryen Lannisters

I remember once hearing a fan-theory about Tyrion Lannister, guessing that he may not be Tywin’s son at all but, rather, the son of Mad King Aerys Targaryen. I dismissed that one immediately, didn’t think it was remotely credible. But, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #190: You Are What You Are

“Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you.” – Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones Season 1, Episode 1, “” Several seasons in, and … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #186: Proverbs of Ice and Fire

I have finally done it. I have read the entire series, to date, of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. I officially join the throng which waits in demanding anticipation for the next novel in the series, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #183: Strong Women

“That was what men wanted, wasn’t it? Soft, helpless women that they needed to protect?” – From A Feast for Crows, by George R.R. Martin Before I say anything else, let me just say, with absolute clarity: no, that is … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #180: Is Belief Blind?

“We all deceive ourselves, when we want to believe… False light can only lead us deeper into darkness.” – Aemon Targaryen, A Feast for Crows A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin This quote is technically two … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #176: Becoming Brave

“Sometimes I think everyone is just pretending to be brave, and none of us really are. Maybe pretending is how you get brave.” – Grenn, A Storm of Swords By George R.R. Martin When Grenn, a secondary character in Martin’s … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #146: Concerning Coercion

“I’m sure cutting off heads is very satisfying, but it’s not the way you get people to work together.” – Sansa Stark, Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 5, “Blood of the Dragon” The meaning of the quote is fairly … Continue reading

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A Game of Thrones Fan-Theory: King Robert Was Right… For Once

Anyone who is familiar with George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire or its televised counterpart Game of Thrones will recognize the name, “King Robert Baratheon, the First of His Name.” Pretty much everyone will agree that the … Continue reading

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