Boars, Gore, and Swords: A Game of Thrones Podcast

 

Cersei II (AFFC), Jaime I (AFFC),  Brienne II (AFFC) are covered this week as Ivan and Red continue the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. Brienne II has been covered before, so we only give it the briefest of summaries.

 

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Preacher, a high profile comic book adaptation that was formative to Ivan's view of people as meat bags, is a show that improves on the comic book–in its adaptation of women and hairstyles–and vastly disappoints. At Ivan's behest, they both watched the first two episodes in addition to Red reading the first four comic books in the series. This was originally done for the show's patreon months ago, and there's a new patreon exclusive episode up this week, so if you wanted support this podcast, I'm not going to stop you.

 

 

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After skipping The Merchant's Man per the Boiled Leather chapter orderIvan and Red cover Samwell I (AFFC), Jon II (ADWD), and Arya I (ADWD) in George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. They also mention the BGaS protomug.

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Brienne I (AFFC), Jon I (ADWD), Bran I (ADWD), and Tyrion II (ADWD) are covered this week as Ivan and Red continue the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. Brienne I and Bran I have been covered before, so we just lightly summarize those chapters.

 

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Book club continues with Cersei I (AFFC), Tyrion I (ADWD), and Daenarys I (ADWD) as Ivan and Red continue the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin's A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. They discuss ceremonial robes that didn't make it to television, Cersei's continued fall down the priorities ladder, and which actors are too dignified to be stuck in a wine cask. 

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Stranger Things, the Netflix-original Spielbergian YA horror show starring Winona Ryder, David Habour, & Matthew Modine is on tap this week. Every fourth week Ivan and Red break from the book club and cover something different, and this time it was an easy choice, as Stranger Things is definitely What You Should Be Watching. Next week we will return to our coverage of FeastDance.

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The Boars, Gore, and Swords book club forges on with the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin's A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. In this week's episode, Ivan and Red cover the chapters "The Prophet" and "The Captain of the Guards" from A Feast for Crows. They discuss the religious importance of drowning, weapon-based objectophilia, and which European landmarks found their way to Dorne.

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TODAY IS THE DAY WE BEGIN A FEAST FOR CROWS AND A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, books 4 and 5 of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. Per the will of our bannermen and our patrons, we've decided to cover these books in an interleaved order organized by Sean T. Collins. The first two chapters in this new order are both of the prologues, first ADwD and then AFfC, and so that's what we discuss in this episode.

During the podcast, Red recommends Tamora Pierce's Beka Cooper trilogy, available here.

 

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With Season 6 of Game of Thrones in the bag, Ivan and Red return to their chapter by chapter book club. Using the reading guide that was provided by Bannerman Michelle Victory prior to season 5 of Game of Thrones, they finish up A Storm of Swords by covering Samwell IV, Jon XI, skipping the previously covered Tyrion XI and then going on to Samwell V and Jon XII. Next week we'll move on to A Feast for Crows.

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It's the season 6 finale, "The Winds of Winter", and Ivan and Red are joined by Kelly Anneken to discuss Cersei's continuing stylistic reinventions, possible GIF-based meme density, Arya pulling a Cartman, ginger pride, and the greatest ongoing debate within male culture: how many kids you could fight at once.

 

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