Tagged: game of thrones

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...

Elsewhere, Hither and Thither

My second piece is live at The Atlantic. This time around I offer up some reading recommendations for those of us on George R. R. Martin withdrawals. I’m sure that I will learn that...

My first piece in ‘The Atlantic’

Hey everyone…big shameless self-promotion for yours truly. I’ve published my first-ever piece in The Atlantic. It’s about fantasy literature and film. I ask whether we’re in a ‘fantasy bubble’. Take a gander, if you’re...

On Ned Stark, Ice and Fire

Spoilers after the leap… (First half of the post may have season one show spoilers, after that there is a warning for more book-related spoilers.)

Game of Thrones Bookclub: A Plan of Books

If my calculations are correct, we should be finished with Chapter 28, the sixth Eddard chapter, by tomorrow when we post a discussion. For a list of all chapters, go here. We will need...

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...

Game of Thrones Book Club

So commenter Daniel and I are going to be hosting a book club for Game of Thrones here at The League. Recent discussions of the show have been a lot of fun, so we...

Tits! Swords! Edginess!

(Editor’s note: Erik’s praise for “Game of Thrones” drew me out of semi-retirement. Bear with me) One of the problems with easing constraints on a creative medium is that creators are inevitably tempted to...

George R.R. Martin is not your bitch.

Well, it looks like HBO will begin shooting the pilot episode for George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones in October in Northern Ireland.  I am gripped with excitement and trepidation.  And at...