Author: Daniel

Daniel is a journalist.

The short and sweet life of Community

A funny thing happened with Community last week. Someone noticed that NBC hadn’t listed it on its midseason lineup. In its spot was 30 Rock, finally coming back from hiatus. Panic among Community fans...

No, Tyrion isn’t just like me

A little while ago both Erik and myself were giggling over this clip of Ben in Parks and Recreation passionately casting down the idea that HBO’s Game of Thrones would ever be canceled. Ben...

Fools in Dorne

I can’t find it in myself to like Ser Arys Oakheart, or feel sad for him. I just finished the chapter (SPOILERS) where Arianne’s rebellion fails. I know I’m supposed to feel pity for...

No more please

I admit, when I saw my first Buck the Fuckeyes, I chuckled but I quickly realized there’s little value in shirts like those. Swift makes the case that shirts like those really don’t belong...

Friday Night Jukebox: Never Stop

Everytime someone asks me to recommend a new band I rave and rave about The Bad Plus. They’re alternative jazz, I say, but not like you expect. They’re good and not just to jazz...

Brienne of Tarth

League commenter Marianne is interested in Brienne of Tarth: Well…. for one thing I think a woman knight idolizing Renly that way is an interesting take on the conventions of chivalry and courtly love....

Game of Thrones blogging

I can’t stress enough how much I like blogging about A Song of Ice and Fire at the League. The one problem is I sometimes don’t have an idea of what I want to...

Two Sides of the Same Lannister Coin

For me, one of the most unexpected point of views in A Storm of Swords was Jaime Lannister but as I read the third installment in A Song of Ice and Fire I’ve come...

Google+ is better for the web than Facebook

I’ve always been a bit of a outsider. I’m partially naturally inclined that way and partially fond of being interested in things that a minority is, which is why I’ve been questioning whether I...

Game of Thrones Bookclub (Week Four)

I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to write about one particular part of this book: the fight between Bronn and Ser Vardis Egen. If you haven’t already noticed, A Song of Ice and Fire...

Game of Thrones Bookclub (Week Three)

I want to talk about the Starks’ intelligence for a second now. Since the television series started I’ve seen a lot of online commentary saying that the Starks are pretty dumb. Obliviously stupid might...

Game of Thrones Book Club: Meet the Starks

Daniel: I have to admit, it’s a little hard to reread these chapters without considering what’s going to happen next. I just want to mention things that, right now, are all spoilers. The only...

A Game of Thrones bookclub begins

Greetings League! Before I write any more I’d like to extend special thanks to E.D. Kain for giving me the opportunity to write here. Hopefully I won’t disappoint. Anyway, my name is Daniel and...