QT4 GOT7.01 “Dragonstone” Analysis

The Moderators of r/ASOIAF Glass_Table_Girl, JoeMagician, Fat_Walda, and AdmiralKird sit down and discuss Game of Thrones 7.01 “Dragonstone.”

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POSTS MENTIONED IN THIS EVENING AT THE Q&T:

Shout-out to David Bradley by /u/_Fleur_de_Liz https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comments/6nspsz/spoilers_extended_game_of_thrones_season_7/dkbvwga/

Theory on how a certain character will meet his demise by /u/kaztrator https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comments/4ov6q8/spoilers_everything_theory_on_how_a_certain/

Cersei’s Prophecy Will Be Completed – One Way or Another by /u/NAT0fan https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comments/6nqnjt/spoilers_extended_cerseis_prophecy_will_be/

The Argument between Jon and Sansa by /u/Mathis_Rowan https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comments/6nspsz/spoilers_extended_game_of_thrones_season_7/dkbxdm5/

Sins of the Father by /u/Philip2215 https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comments/6nrsxv/sins_of_the_father_spoilers_main/

Dolorous Edd, Devourer of Others by /u/Doktor_Gruselglatz https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comments/50ibu2/spoilers_everything_dolorous_edd_devourer_of/

Edgar Wright fast cut scenes referenced in s07e01 by by /u/Ocsidut https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comments/6nqgjj/spoilers_main_edgar_wright_fast_cut_scenes/

Picking Out Some Of The Restricted Text by /u/trixlin https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comments/6ntbse/spoilers_extended_picking_out_some_of_the/

Is this getting mentioned in the show notes? https://www.reddit.com/r/moviescirclejerk/comments/6nqunz/dae_edgar_wright_invented_fast_cut_cinemmatography/

Sam and his books by /u/Chromas https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comments/6nt2fr/spoilers_extended_sam_and_his_books/
Why Euron Greyjoy is season 7’s secret trump card by EW.com http://ew.com/tv/2017/07/07/game-of-thrones-euron-greyjoy-season-7/

[“Yes, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Cameo Was A Mistake”](https://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2017/07/17/yes-ed-sheerans-game-of-thrones-cameo-was-a-mistake/) by Forbes

Was Melisandre Right for Once? by /u/painterjo https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comments/6nqcey/spoilers_extended_was_melisandre_right_for_once/

[“George R. R. Martin on the One ‘Game of Thrones’ Change He ‘Argued Against’”](http://time.com/4791258/game-of-thrones-george-r-r-martin-interview/) by Time

The Mysteries & Fate of the Lost Fleet to Hell by /u/AdmiralKird https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comments/3poo99/spoilers_all_the_mysteries_fate_of_the_lost_fleet/

A reversal of Scenes in S7-E1 could have made it the most incredible episode by /u/11wiggin11 https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comments/6nth6u/spoilers_main_a_reversal_of_scenes_in_s7e1_could/

Mitchell and Webb “Nazis are Bad” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv2XGQBcvxQ

ATTRIBUTIONS:

– All artwork used with permission. Music by /u/-Sam-R-. This video utilizes the shield/flair system of r/asoiaf designed and adapted by /u/AdmiralKird. House Dayne Shield adapted by artwork from SiriusCrane. Check out his DeviantArt Page! http://siriuscrane.deviantart.com/

– As always, We make NO MONEY from this, no ads/patreon etc. You can pay us in upvotes and sweet nothings whispered in our ears.

– A HUGE THANKS to /u/-Sam-R- and /u/AdmiralKird, our fearless, tireless editors/producers who put in an insane amount of effort to make sure we sound like fairly well-adjusted, funny people.

MM6 Music, Costumes, & Cinematography

The Largest Maester Monthly yet, we bring you our July ‘17 highlights of r/asoiaf, as well as massive discussion on Game of Throne’s Music, Costumes, and Cinematography!

Maester Monthly is the r/asoiaf “modcast” about you for you, covering the hottest topics of the past month. This episode features…

  • Subreddit Highlights: Our favorite stuff from July of 2017
  • Game of Thrones Music Sam runs us through Ramin Djawadi’s famous GoT Music. Why are the motifs like what they are? How have they transformed? Which ones work masterfully? Which ones come up short?
  • Game of Thrones Costumes Walda and Isobel break down the Emmy winning costumes of Michele Clapton and how GoT costumes stand out above all the rest.
  • Game of Thrones Cinematography The crew goes through how GoT uses visual storytelling to enhance George RR Martin’s ASOIAF, and what makes the pages come to life.

Your hosts are /u/Bookshelfstud, /u/glass_table_girl, and /u/JoeMagician; we’re joined this episode by Very Special Guests /u/BryndenBFish, /u/MightyIsobel, /u/Fat_Walda. /u/-Sam-R-, and /u/AdmiralKird.

This episode is three hours long so we have again split it into four parts for youtube. You can check out the playlist, or all four below:

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– We make NO MONEY from this, no ads/patreon etc. You can pay us in upvotes and sweet nothings whispered in our ears.

– A HUGE THANKS to /u/-Sam-R- and /u/AdmiralKird, our fearless, tireless editors/producers who put in an insane amount of effort to make sure we sound like fairly well-adjusted, funny people.

– This video utilizes the shield/flair system of r/asoiaf designed and adapted by /u/AdmiralKird. House Dayne, Lannister, Euron Shields adapted by artwork from SiriusCrane. Check out his DeviantArt Page! http://siriuscrane.deviantart.com/

EPISODE 6 PART I : Sub Highlights July 2017

—==r/ASOIAF POSTS MENTIONED & TIMECODES==—

00:00 Introductions

02:00 Some Dumb Evidence for Someone Being Azor Ahai https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/6ifq6b/ by /u/Xisuthrus

10:45 On magical cripples and Cartesian dualism with a twist https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/6jiyxq/ by /u/catontherun

18:31 Arya Stark, Faceless Men & The Philosophy of Death https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/6kwncz/ by /u/Nymeria2015

25:35 On magical cripples and Cartesian dualism with a twist https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/6jio7v/ by /u/crowfoodsdaughter

36:35 Let’s talk about unreliable narrators https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/6izs8c/ by /u/lemonpeely

48:02 A Simple Explanation why Show Dorne was So Bad https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/6lfoox/ by /u/Fiery_And_Salty

EPISODE 6 Part II: Music

—==TIMECODES==—

00:00 Sam’s Introduction

02:10 Main Title Theme

04:49 Stark Theme

09:06 “Littlefinger’s” Theme

11:07 Pay The Iron Price Theme

12:16 Euron’s Coronation Music

15:30 Baratheon Theme

18:25 Stannis’ Theme

21:41 Rains of Castamere

25:16 The Last of the Giants

26:53 The Dornishman’s Wife

28:04 Patchface’s Song

30:04 Light of the Seven

EPISODE 6 Part III: Costumes

—==SECTIONS==—

00:00 Introduction & Michele Clapton

01:31 Seasons 1-6 Costumes

17:58 Season 7 Costumes

28:47 Helmets & Hats

31:50 Outfits in the Books

—==ATTRIBUTIONS==—

00:39 Michele Clapton – Helen Sloan / HBO, from Time Article, available at http://style.time.com/2013/03/26/fantasy-fashion-qa-with-game-of-thrones-costume-designer-michele-clapton/

01:00 Michele Clapton Winning Emmy – AP Images, from Holywood Reporter, available at http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/game-thrones-costume-designer-michele-803526

01:54 Sansa’s Wedding Dress Embroidery – http://www.michelecarragherembroidery.com/

02:14 Wilding Concept Art – HBO, available at http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/File:Wildling_costume_concept_art.png

02:24 Wildling Costume – HBO, available at http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/File:Wildling_costume_behind_the_scenes.png

02:40 Lion on Shoulder Embroidery – HBO, available at http://www.thisisinsider.com/game-of-thrones-costume-designer-michele-clapton-interview-2017-6

02:49 Sansa’s Wedding Dress Embroidery – http://www.michelecarragherembroidery.com/

03:00 Sansa’s Wedding Dress Embroidery – http://www.michelecarragherembroidery.com/

04:24 Sansa’s Wedding – HBO, GOT 5.06

04:35 Darth Sansa – HBO, GOT 4.10

05:30 Walda: Michele Clapton Interview http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2014/12/3/costume-designer-michele-clapton-talks-armor-and-armies

07:31 Yara’s Ironborn Armor – HBO, available at http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/File:Yara_Greyjoy_costume_and_armor_behind_the_scenes.jpg

09:02 Medieval Bright Colors, Chess Game – 14th Century Artist, available at http://www.strangehistory.net/2014/11/17/daily-history-picture-playing-medieval-chess/

09:10 Medieval Cathedral – public domain, available at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Amiens_cathedral_Son_et_lumi%C3%A8re_002.JPG

09:22 Tourney Helm – public domain, available at http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/22.229/

09:54 Greek Statues via UV Light Traces – Archaeologist Vinzenz Brinkmann, Gods in Color Exhibit, available at http://io9.gizmodo.com/5616498/ultraviolet-light-reveals-how-ancient-greek-statues-really-looked

12:01 Littlefinger Season 1 pinstripes – HBO, Promo Photo

13:07 Cersei’s Armor dress – HBO, Promo Photo

14:08 “She’s Gone Full Romulan Now” – Twitter.com, available at https://twitter.com/thedenisecrosby/status/747645359665582081

14:36 The Assless Dress – HBO, GOT 5.03

14:44 Eliana: Michele Clapton Fashionista interview https://fashionista.com/2015/06/game-of-thrones-season-5-costume-designer-interview

15:14 Olenna Season 6 – HBO, from TVGuide, available at http://news.tvguide.co.uk/review-game-of-thrones-6-04-book-of-the-stranger-is-the-beginning-of-the-end/

16:21 The Dowager Countess from Downton Abbey – Carnival Films and Masterpiece WGBH/Boston

18:11 Daenerys Season 7 armor – HBO, Promo Photo

18:42 Daenerys Season 7 washed out red – HBO, Promo Photo

19:06 Viserys Season 1 – HBO, Promo Photo

19:22 Eliana: Michele Clapton Season 7 interview http://uproxx.com/tv/new-game-of-thrones-season-7-costumes/2/

21:11 Daenerys Season 7 on the beach – HBO, Promo Photo

21:25 Daenerys Season 7 the pleated skirt dress – HBO, Promo Photo

24:33 Cersei Season 7 – HBO, Promo Photo

26:15 Jaime’s red jacket – HBO, Promo Photo

29:03 Tywin’s helmet – HBO

29:24 Sandor’s helmet – HBO, GOT 1.01

30:12 Mance Rayder in Sombrero – HBO, edited by Aaron

31:21 Gregor’s helmet – HBO, GOT S7 2nd Trailer

35:36 Daario Naharis – art by Kittanee, available at http://kittanee.deviantart.com/art/Daario-Naharis-Portrait-373036473

35:49 Oberyn Season 4 – HBO, Promo Photo

EPISODE 6 Part IV: Cinematography

—==TIMECODES==—

00:00 Introductions & Color Palettes

5:36 The Cold Open, GOT 1.01

8:45 Adversaries Framed, GOT 1.10, 6.10

10:51 Theon makes a Choice, GOT 2.03

14:05 Ned sees the Light of the Spider, GOT 1.09

19:40 The Lion and the Cub, GOT 3.07

23:29 Hugged by Fire, GOT 4.09

29:01 Olly and the Curse of Reaction Shots, GOT 5.XX

31:30 Ants on the Wall, GOT3.06

38:30 BloodSoRaven, edited by Aaron, GOT 4.10

38:50 Jorah’s Distracting Shots, GOT 5.03

40:12 Goodbyes

—==ATTRIBUTIONS==—

1:30 Sam: Gary Curran interview https://library.creativecow.net/article.php?author_folder=kaufman_debra&article_folder=Game-of-Thrones&page=1

16:33 Sam: Alik Sakharov interview, available at https://www.arri.com/news/news/alexa-wins-the-game-of-thrones/

29:17 Aaron: Mike J. Nichols, Editor of The Phantom Edit, Commentary Track available at https://youtu.be/KNqqhGjAbcU?t=1396

14:02 Royalty Free Benny Hill Style Theme, available at http://toolofgod.com/my-music/royalty-free-benny-hill-theme-style-alternative/

MM5 Harrenhal

Nuance to Tinfoil, Love to Criticism, Serious to Humor – This Episode has Everything.

Maester Monthly is the r/asoiaf “modcast” about you for you, covering the hottest topics of the past month. This episode features…

  • Subreddit Highlights: Our favorite stuff from May and June of 2017
  • The Unpopular Opinion Thunderdome: The World of Ice and Fire – Is it a Cash Grab?
  • Main Topic: Harrenhal. It’s a Castle. It’s surrounded with Mystery and Importance. What went on there, and what is going on there, and what does it all mean for The Winds of Winter?

Your hosts are /u/Bookshelfstud, /u/glass_table_girl, and /u/JoeMagician; we’re joined this episode by Very Special Guests /u/Jen_Snow, /u/-Sam-R-, and /u/AdmiralKird.

 

 

 

 

This time we’ve split the youtube video in three parts. You can check out the playlist, or all three are below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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– We make NO MONEY from this, no ads/patreon etc. You can pay us in upvotes and sweet nothings whispered in our ears.

– A HUGE THANKS to /u/-Sam-R- and /u/AdmiralKird, our fearless, tireless editors/producers who put in an insane amount of effort to make sure we sound like fairly well-adjusted, funny people.

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Baghdad’s House of Wisdom: A Historical Parallel to the Citadel & A Vision of its End  by /u/Doktor_Gruselglatz

Melisandre’s Towers by the Sea by /u/a4187021

On Theories, Tropes, and Tinfoil by /u/lemonpeely

D&D Threw Daenerys’s Eventual Fate in our Face, and Nobody Noticed by /u/Try_Another_NO

Adam Feldman, Author of the Meereenese Blot, AMA! by /u/feldman10

QT3 S7Trailer 2 Analysis

The Quill & Tankard has returned. Game of Thrones S7 Trailer number two? What does it hold? Find out as Michael and Jeff giggle through the trailer with excitement along with many more moderators of r/asoiaf.

 

 

Also available on Youtube, itunes, and Googleplay!

 

POSTS MENTIONED IN THIS EVENING AT THE Q&T:

The man with Bran –https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comme… from /u/NettlesRossart

The Unsullied and Tyrion – https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comme… by /u/Kitten_of_Death

Arya and her horse – https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comme… by /u/TheClockworkElves

Empty Dragonstone – https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comme… by /u/newboy97

Euron’s magic trees – https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comme… by /u/MartinTheAndal

Sansa quoting the pack survives – https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comme… by /u/PM_me_fun_fax

Lack of ramp technology – https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comme… by /u/caaksocker

ATTRIBUTIONS:

– All artwork used with permission. Music by /u/-Sam-R-. This video utilizes the shield/flair system of r/asoiaf designed and adapted by /u/AdmiralKird. House Dayne Shield adapted by artwork from SiriusCrane. Check out his DeviantArt Page! http://siriuscrane.deviantart.com/

– As always, We make NO MONEY from this, no ads/patreon etc. You can pay us in upvotes and sweet nothings whispered in our ears.

– A HUGE THANKS to /u/-Sam-R- and /u/AdmiralKird, our fearless, tireless editors/producers who put in an insane amount of effort to make sure we sound like fairly well-adjusted, funny people.

MM4X Robert’s Rebellion Spinoff Thunderdome

In a cut segment from MM E4, a broken man gets on a soapbox to defend a Robert’s Rebellion Spinoff against a horde of maesters and George RR Martin himself. This cut, bonus episode originally takes place during Maester Monthly’s 4th Episode directly at 1:20:12.

 

Also Available on itunes, GooglePlay, and Youtube.

 

 

POSTS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Why the Rebellion should not be a tv spin-off” by /u/MightyIsobel and comment by /u/Maximus8910

QT2 S7Trailer 1 Analysis

Hey everyone, the Quill and Tankard, your more casual Maester Monthly, is back – this time covering the first full S7 Game of Thrones Trailer. Join Michael, Eliana, and Matt as they’re joined by the return of Sam and Walda.

 

 

 

SUBREDDIT HIGHLIHGTS:

Maps and map-shaming by /u/GoTaW, at 4:40

A prediction on the “hole in the door” by /u/Lynch47, at 14:28

Speculations on a door’s wood by /u/pughy30, at 14:55

Connections between Daenerys and Henry VII by /u/PHW_III, at 25:09

Musing on Gendry by /u/Bisonratte, at 38:40

MM4 The Five Year Gap

Maester Monthly is back for a massive Episode IV!

Maester Monthly is the r/asoiaf “modcast” about you for you, covering the hottest topics of the past month. This episode features…

  • Subreddit Highlights: Our favorite stuff from April and May of 2017
  • The Unpopular Opinion Thunderdome takes on the topic of the Game of Thrones Spinoffs
  • Main Topic: The infamous Five Year Gap. Was George RR Martin right for doing it? What did it mean for AFFC/ADWD? What would the books look like without the Five Year Gap? And what does it all mean for The Winds of Winter?

Your hosts are /u/Bookshelfstud, /u/glass_table_girl, and /u/JoeMagician; we’re joined this episode by Very Special Guests /u/BryndenBFish, /u/-Sam-R-, and /u/AdmiralKird. We have also greatly enhanced our youtube video presentation, so check that out as well.

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– We make NO MONEY from this, no ads/patreon etc. You can pay us in upvotes and sweet nothings whispered in our ears.

– A HUGE THANKS to /u/-Sam-R- and /u/AdmiralKird, our fearless, tireless editors/producers who put in an insane amount of effort to make sure we sound like fairly well-adjusted, funny people.

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POSTS MENTIONED IN THE PODCAST

What is (in your opinion) the most [messed] up ASOIAF chapter? by /u/rowandondarriondayne

What to you are the strongest themes present in the books? by /u/lemonpeely

The gods are not good by /u/TyrionTLannister2

A bit of Cersei parallelism I noticed by /u/SomethingZoSomething

TWOW Prologue Theory: The Silent Man by /u/feldman10

My ideal TWOW prologue and not that unlikely by /u/ulongislanddh
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TIMECODES

00:00 – Introductions
01:26 – What is most messed up ASOIAF chapter?
10:45 – Subreddit Highlights: What are the strongest themes present in the books?
17:37 – Subreddit Highlights: The gods are Not Good
20:37 – Subreddit Highlights: Cersei & Robert Parallelism
26:53 – Subreddit Highlights: TWOW Prologue: The Silent Man
37:21 – Unpopular Opinion Thunderdome: Game of Thrones Spinoff Pitches
1:21:02 – Main Topic: The Five Year Gap
1:54:20 – Conclusion

MM3 The Women of Westeros

Maester Monthly, your favorite (pseudo)monthly podcast, has returned for Episode III!

We’re continuing a new podcast hosted by us, the moderators of /r/asoiaf. Maester Monthly is our space to talk about our favorite recent highlights from the subreddit, as well as doing a little in-depth ASOIAF discussion of our own.

This episode covers some of our favorite stuff from March (and early April) 2017. We’ve enhanced our segment, the Unpopular Opinion Thunderdome, and debate the conflict between Bowen Marsh and Jon Snow – was Jon to blame for his future? Or Was Bowen Marsh just a weasel? Finally, we conclude the hour with a March, Women’s History Month, discussion of the Women of Westeros!

Your hosts are /u/Bookshelfstud, /u/glass-table-girl, and /u/JoeMagician; we’re joined this episode by Very Special Guests /u/B4ssm4st3r, /u/Fat_walda, and /u/MightyIsobel!

As always:

– We make NO MONEY from this, no ads/patreon etc. You can pay us in upvotes and sweet nothings whispered in our ears.

– A HUGE THANKS to /u/-Sam-R- and /u/AdmiralKird, our fearless, tireless editors/producers who put in an insane amount of effort to make sure we sound like fairly well-adjusted, funny people.

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POSTS MENTIONED IN THE PODCAST

The Young Wolf and The Hound by /u/Wild2098
The Order in which Dany’s dragons will die by /u/TyrionTLannister2
A Secret Ingredient for Dragon Hatching by /u/folieadeuxxmachinam
Lady Olenna and the wedding cloaks by /u/BastardBrave
Jon Snow’s mentors/father figures/influences by /u/TheDaysKing
Your thoughts on roles/attitudes towards both men and women in ASOIAF? by /u/user-n5
The lack of mother-daughter relationships by /u/aps131997

TIMECODES

00:00 Introduction
00:46 What ASOIAF bling would you steal?
04:32 Subreddit Highlights The Young Wolf & The Hound
10:35 Subreddit Highlights The Order in Which Dany’s Dragons Will Die
16:14 Subreddit Highlights Lady Olenna and The Wedding Cloaks
21:12 Subreddit Highlights Jon Snow’s Mentors, Father Figures, & Influences
29:12 Unpopular Opinion Thunderdome Did Jon Snow have it coming at the end of A Dance With Dragons?
56:27 Main Topic The Women of Westeros
1:26:28 Conclusion

MM2 The Citadel

Maester Monthly, your favorite (pseudo)monthly podcast, is back!

Last month we kicked off a new podcast hosted by us, the moderators of /r/asoiaf. Maester Monthly is our space to talk about our favorite recent highlights from the subreddit, as well as doing a little in-depth ASOIAF discussion of our own.

This episode covers some of our favorite stuff from February (and late January) 2017. We introduce a new segment, the Unpopular Opinion Thunderdome, and debate the merits of A Feast for Crows – is it as Subtly Nuanced as some people claim? Finally, we round out the hour with an in-depth discussion of, fittingly, the Maesters and the Citadel.

Your hosts are /u/Bookshelfstud, /u/glass-table-girl, and /u/JoeMagician; we’re joined this episode by Very Special Guest /u/MightyIsobel!

 

As always:

– We make NO MONEY from this, no ads/patreon etc. You can pay us in upvotes and sweet nothings whispered in our ears.

– A HUGE THANKS to /u/-Sam-R- and /u/AdmiralKird, our fearless, tireless editors/producers who put in an insane amount of effort to make sure we sound like fairly well-adjusted, funny people.

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POSTS MENTIONED IN THE PODCAST

Rhaneys should have lived by /u/akimble1

The Power of Confirmation Bias by /u/LifeOfPhi

Why was Robert’s Kingsguard so bad? by /u/RagnarGreystark, and the top comment on that post by /u/blackofhairandheart2

Sandor Clegane the anti-knight and how GRRM is building up his character to fulfill (or perhaps deconstruct) the ‘dragonslaying knight’ trope by /u/7th_Cuil

Theon’s fourth encounter with a heart tree by /u/chadimmaculate

Bran failed a test when he met some new friends by /u/senatorskeletor

TIMECODES

0:00 Introduction
2:43 The Modteam’s Favourite Planetos Destination
7:27 Subreddit Highlights Rhaneys should have lived
14:06 Subreddit Highlights The Power of Confirmation Bias
20:19 Subreddit Highlights Why was Robert’s Kingsguard so bad?
26:30 Subreddit Highlights Sandor Clegane the anti-knight
36:40 Subreddit Highlights Theon’s fourth encounter with a heart tree
42:35 Subreddit Highlights Bran failed a test when he met some new friends
48:43 Unpopular Opinion Thunderdome The Verdict on “A Feast for Crows”
1:06:28 Main Topic  The Citadel
1:45:35 Conclusion

MM1 Best of 2016

Hello!

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.

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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

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!

TIMECODES

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