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.
LINKS TO THE PODCAST
POSTS MENTIONED IN THE PODCAST
The Martells: Trapped in a Fantasy by /u/SerPlant
Why TWOW is likely taking a bit longer than we hoped by /u/AdmiralKird
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
|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|