Author: Daniel

Daniel is a journalist.
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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Mothers are all the same in A Song of Ice and Fire

Does anybody else find the entire Iron Islands storyline tiresome and disconnected? I do. I just can’t find myself at all interested by Euron Crow’s Eye or Victarion or Asha. I also sort of...

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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...

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What will the myths be in A Song of Ice and Fire?

By the end of A Storm of Swords and the beginning of A Feast for Crows (which I just recently began rereading. I’m almost at A Dance!) Jaime’s transformation is roughly complete and Sansa...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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The king doesn’t know what his hand is doing

As I make my way through rereading the A Song of Ice and Fire books it’s becoming increasingly clear that the role of the King’s Hand is not what it was intended to be....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Game of Thrones Bookclub: It’s not like the songs

The single most pivotal event in these chapters is Jamie Lannister throwing Bran off a tower ledge. This is the event that changes the course of the lives of basically every character we’ve met...

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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...

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Game of Thrones Open Thread: A Golden Crown

So what’d everyone think of A Golden Crown? I actually haven’t watched it yet because I don’t get HBO so I have to wait a day for bootleg versions to show up online but,...

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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...