Season Three: Relationship Building

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We’re a few episodes into season three, and things seem a bit slow.  That makes sense, since, according to Martin himself, this covers roughly the first half of book three and book three did start out a little slow, if you ask me.  But we do see some changing relationship dynamics that Martin set up […]

The Mind Versus the Screen

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Anytime you watch a show or a movie based on a book you’ve read, there are things that match, and others that don’t.  And what’s really fun is that it’s different for every person, so that what looks familiar to one person looks way off to someone else.  It’s the boundless possibilities of imagination, and […]

Girly or Not, That is the Question

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You might think it difficult for a male writer to accurately portray the struggles of women in a medieval world like that of Game of Thrones.  If you look closely, though, Game of Thrones does a masterful job of showing how women–especially strong women–struggle to find their way in a male-dominated society.  The series shows […]

When Bad Guys (or Girls) Aren’t All Bad

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Anyone who’s read more than one fantasy novel or watched the Lord of the Rings on the big screen knows that fantasy tends to be very black-and-white.  It normally assumes there are two sides to conflict: Good and evil.  Sauron versus the Fellowship.  Elves versus trolls.  You get the picture. George R.R. Martin, however, is […]