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A poem: “Dany Wants Her Dragons Back”

In Game of Thrones, poetry, writing on 11/05/2012 at 21:19

Working on a book of poetry, unfortunately. Sample, about Ice&Fire:

Dany Wants Her Dragons Back
When I crossed the Narrow Sea
the septon said a prayer for me.
I just wondered if you’d wait
but you said nothing of it:
“You’re just a boy of ten-and-eight
stealing flowers.” Well, that’s great.
So unloved, I’ll take the black—
you blow the horn that brings me back.

You’re like fire, you’re like ice;
let me take you out to lunch.
Lannister red, the way you blush…
you are the other continent.

The wolves are showing us their stuff,
the dance has made you upset.
These are the knights of summer—
you thought the wolves would be your friends?

You are the other continent.

FANTASY FRIDAY: Adapting Storm of Swords

In fiction, Game of Thrones, TV, writing on 08/31/2012 at 17:44

Production on the third season of Game of Thrones is well underway, and with the March 31st premiere approaching much faster than the sixth installment of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series, let’s take a look at what the HBO show has in store for us this go round.

the others

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A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE vs STAR WARS

In Game of Thrones, movies, TV on 04/24/2012 at 17:53

After squeaking out a victory against fellow fantasy juggernaut “The Lord of the Rings,” the surviving members of George RR Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” join some new faces in hopes to dethrone the mecca of geekdom: “Star Wars.”

Ned vs Obi_Wan
ROUND 1: Ned Stark vs Obi Wan Kenobi
Last week Ned Stark’s nobility edged Boromir’s corruption, but there will be no such advtange in this match up. These two would treat each other to breadbaskets at the Oliver Garden before this duel, just to show the utmost respect.
One has to worry about the logistics though, as far as light saber vs sword goes, even a sword as might as Ice. The thing is, the same respect that goes into lobster ravioli and chicken domani is the same respect which would have Obi Wan finish off Ned Stark as fast as possible while he looks dumfounded at Ice in two pieces on the ground. Sorry Ned, your headless again.
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A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE vs THE LORD OF THE RINGS

In fiction, Game of Thrones, TV, writing on 04/19/2012 at 16:18

“Martin vs. Tolkien”
Author George RR Martin has never shied away from comparisons between his modern-day classic “A Song of Ice and Fire” series and its progenitor, Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.” Martin calls Tolkien a huge influence and sees his fantasy epic as a more adult version of LotR.

So which series is better? That’s a matter of opinion of course. Perhaps it would be easier to let the players themselves settle things…

Ned vs Sean Bean. I mean, Boromir.
Round 1
Ned Stark vs. Boromir: This is going down first and foremost because both characters were memorably portrayed by Sean Bean. While Boromir’s change of heart about the Ring came just in time for him to take several dozen orc-arrows to the chest, Ned’s oblivion-inducing honor earned him a public beheading on the steps of the Sept of Baelor. Both men had their flaws, and it seems Ned Stark would have fared better in Tolkein’s realm and Boromir in Westeros, but alas, their fates have been sealed. In one on one combat though, despite Martin’s continual suggestion to the contrary, you’ve got to side with the good guy. WINNER: Ned Stark. Read the rest of this entry »

Sunday night: A Clash of Kings

In Game of Thrones, TV on 04/03/2012 at 00:07

For a precious few Sundays, forget about your your worries and your cares, kick back and enjoy the TV: last night both AMC’s “The Killing” and HBO’s “Game of Thrones” premiered their second seasons, while BBC’s “Frozen Planet” continued its American run. The bad taste “Killing’s” cliffhanger left in the audience’s mouth last season showed up in some sagging ratings, but the 2-hour premiere was fire–but more on that later (in the week), and there’s nothing to be said about “Frozen Planet” that isn’t much, much better seen (in HD if you can swing it).

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