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“Rains of Castamere”: The Gory Prototype

“Rains of Castamere” – The Gory Prototype. by Olga A. “Pansies! Rosemary! Violence! My wedding bouquet!” E. Albee. The recent discussion on Legendarium, of whether fantasy literature and film such as the Game of Thrones, really had to portray violent episodes as authentically and graphically as it would have been in reality, has drawn a lot of comments and observations. ...

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Game of Thrones: A Political Game?

Game of Thrones: A Political Game? by Olga A. With a little bit of luck and imagination, you can find a common ground for pretty much any two given subjects. Pop music and geology? No problem. Cute kittens and the peace-building process? Sure. Shoes that fit badly and the good against evil struggle? Now that’s a topic after my liking! ...

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Missing Ned Stark Parte Deux – Let the Man Himself Speak!

Missing Ned Stark Parte Deux – Let the Man Himself Speak! by Olga A. You might remember that discussion we had on here not so long ago – some of you leaping up to agree with Chris Bennion’s view that our very favourite Ned Stark was in fact the best thing that ever happened in “The Game of Thrones,” and ...

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Game of Thrones – Great News from BAFTA's!

Game of Thrones – great news from BAFTAs! by Olga A. When a thing is quality, the reception it gets speaks for itself, right? It therefore came as no great surprise that at last night’s BAFTA ceremony awards, our most favourite show (yes, you know, the one with direwolves in it), has received its just accolade, beating the slower-paced tales ...

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Tyrion Lannister: A Reading Matter

Tyrion Lannister: A Reading Matter by Olga A. Love him or loathe him personally, it goes without saying that Tyrion Lannister is likely to be one of the most enduring characters within the Game of Thrones universe. His stature may not be great – but his presence definitely is, and “The Imp’s” dry humour has added the certain ferocious indispensable ...

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Swords and Sun Seeking

Swords and Sun Seeking by Olga A. Remember the LotR movies, and the fever that they sparked off? That has made New Zealand, once a remote and shadowy realm on the other side of the globe, a familiar picture-postcard landscape as well as a popular holiday destination. Who hasn’t at some point dreamed about running away to their favourite fantasy ...

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Tyri-Oscars! CONTEST

Tyri-Oscars! by Olga A. All ye Game of Thrones fans and adorers, listen up! Especially those of you who happen to like the valiant Tyrion, aka Peter Dinklage. A certain fair damsel of USA Today, Whitney Matheson, is organizing a contest, where the cove-table prize to battle for is going to be a limited-edition Tyrion statue. And yes, he is ...

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Game of Thrones from the Bell Tower

Looking for a college?  How about one that plays Game of Thrones theme music through their stone bell tower? This recent YouTube vid from the University of Wisconsin states, “The Game of Thrones theme music performed by Lyle Anderson on the UW-Madison Carillon. The carillon was originally dedicated in 1936 and has 56 bells ranging in size from 15 to ...

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