MM1.X Book of Swords, Rogue Prince, & Outtakes

Discussion from January about the Book of Swords, the best educational discussion of Targaryens on the planet, and outtakes!



MM1 Best of 2016


As the recent Best Ofs have demonstrated, this subreddit somehow continues to churn out high-quality posts and discussions. We moderators are always bowled over by these posts, and wanted to provide people with a curated highlights reel of our personal favorite posts over the past month or so.

After months of discussing, planning, sweating, and chatting, we’ve put together a (pseudo)monthly podcast, Maester Monthly!

This episode covers some of our favorite posts from January 2017 (and very late December 2016); after those subreddit highlights, we then talk about all the Best Of winners for the Best Of 2016 awards. Your hosts are myself (/u/Bookshelfstud) and /u/glass-table-girl, with special guests /u/JoeMagician, and GRRM /u/BryndenBFish. /u/AdmiralKird pops up in there too.

A few notes:

  • We don’t make ANY MONEY off of this. At all. No ads, nothing like that. Just wouldn’t be right.
  • This wouldn’t have been possible without the incredible work of our editor/producer/music composer (seriously) /u/-Sam-R-. Sam is the Davos Seaworth of our team. He is a precious special man who needs to be protected at all costs.
  • It ALSO would not have been possible without the efforts of our doughty comrade-in-arms /u/AdmiralKird,who created our video material and graphics and generally made me, personally, lose my shit with his deadpan stylings.






The Martells: Trapped in a Fantasy by /u/SerPlant

Why TWOW is likely taking a bit longer than we hoped by /u/AdmiralKird

Why is the “Snow” in “he only shows me Snow” capitalised? by /u/Yauld

The Devil’s Advocate: an essay about the Red Wedding by /u/aowshadow

The So Spake Martin Search Engine by /u/hollowaydivision

Ask the Medievalist Nerd Anything by /u/AlamutJones

The Best Of Winners!


0:00 Introduction
2:09 The Modteam’s Favourite POV Characters
5:47 Subreddit Highlights The Martells – Trapped in a Fantasy
13:22 Subreddit Highlights Why TWOW is likely taking a bit longer than we hoped
19:22 Subreddit Highlights Why is the “Snow” in “he shows me only Snow” capitalised?
24:01 Subreddit Highlights The Devil’s Advocate – an essay about the Red Wedding
33:30 Subreddit Highlights The SSM Search Engine
35:01 Subreddit Highlights Medievalist Nerd AMA
37:52 Best Ofs Introducing the Best Ofs
38:43 Best Ofs, Tier 1 Best New Theory
42:09 Best Ofs, Tier 1 Alchemist Award
46:42 Best Ofs, Tier 1 Dolorous Edd Award
51:58 Best Ofs, Tier 1 Shiniest Tinfoil
54:43 Best Ofs, Tier 1 Post of the Year
1:01:01 Best Ofs, Tier 2 Comment of the Year
1:05:00 Best Ofs, Tier 2 Best Catch
1:10:46 Best Ofs, Tier 2 Cleganebowl Cup
1:13:12 Best Ofs, Tier 2 King Jaehaerys Award
1:17:54 Best Ofs, Tier 2 Best Non-Character Analysis
1:23:53 Best Ofs, Tier 2 Funniest Post
1:26:02 Best Ofs, Tier 2 Best Character Analysis
1:30:09 Best Ofs, Tier 2 Best Show Prediction Gone Wrong
1:35:19 Best Ofs, Tier 2 Best Theory Debunking
1:37:47 Best Ofs, Tier 2 Best Flair
1:41:20 Best Ofs, Tier 2 Duncan the Tall Award
1:45:41 Best Ofs, Tier 2 Community Project of the Year
1:56:25 Conclusion