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Words are Wind: Wildfire

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“Words are wind” is a common phrase in A Song of Ice and Fire, usually used to say “talk is cheap.” But that’s a view that underestimates both the power of words and wind themselves. In this “Words Are Wind” column, contributor Scott … Continue reading

What philosophies do Game of Thrones’ characters follow?

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Jake Emen is a freelance writer living in Bethesda, MD who has been published in a variety of print and online outlets. You can follow him on Twitter, and check out his musings on food, whiskey and random misadventures at ManTalkFood.com. … Continue reading

Why “The Children” is the best episode of Season 4

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by Yi Li For the Best Episode of Season 4 poll, our staff argued for our favorite episodes of the season… As Game of Thrones nears the end of published book material, it’s fitting that “The Children” is all about … Continue reading

The 33 Most Stunning Deaths in Game of Thrones

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If there’s one thing four seasons of Game of Thrones has taught us, it’s that anyone can die at any time. From sudden executions to skeletons popping out of the ground, GOT has seen more than its fair share of bizarre, disgusting, … Continue reading

Netflix wants Marco Polo to be its Game of Thrones–does it succeed?

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Dave Crewe is a teacher and freelance writer from Brisbane, Australia. If you’re looking for some holiday binge-watching to satiate your Game of Thrones addiction, Netflix have their fingers crossed you’ll turn to Marco Polo. The series–originally intended for Starz … Continue reading

Words Are Wind: Wights and White Walkers

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“Words are wind” is a common phrase in A Song of Ice and Fire, usually used to say “talk is cheap.” But that’s a view that underestimates both the power of words and wind themselves. In the “Words Are Wind” column, contributor Scott … Continue reading

“Explain to me why it is more noble to kill 10,000 men in battle than a dozen at dinner?”: On Consequentialism in Game of Thrones

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Yi Li is a London student studying public policy. She previously wrote on teenagers in Game of Thrones, and is a member of our Small Council. When Tywin Lannister asked this in “Mhysa” I couldn’t have been the only one … Continue reading

The Small Council: Who’s your pick for Best Actor in Season 4?

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It’s the penultimate category of the 2014 WiCnet Awards! This week, we’re making our picks for Best Actor. Ani Bundel: The caliber of its cast is one of Game of Thrones’ greatest strengths. There’s been more than one casting choice where I … Continue reading

The Small Council: Who’s your pick for Best Actress in Season 4?

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We’ve hit the big categories in this year’s WiCnet Awards. This week, our Small Council discusses Best Actress in Season 4. Rowan Kaiser: Season 4 was a difficult year for Daenerys Targaryen, which meant a much higher degree of difficulty … Continue reading

The Small Council: Who’s your pick for Best Politician in Season 4?

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In this week’s Small Council, we discuss the most recent WiCnet Award vote: Best Performance as a Politician in Season 4. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, voting has been extended to Monday night. Check out our picks, and vote below! … Continue reading

The Small Council: What’s your pick for Best Special Effect in Season 4?

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In this week’s Small Council, we discuss our picks for Best Special Effect in Season 4! Cameron White: I’ve had people tell me that the scene where Dany chains up her dragons is one that made them tear up, and … Continue reading

Words Are Wind: “Maester”

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“Words are wind” is a common phrase in A Song of Ice and Fire, usually used to say “talk is cheap.” But that’s a view that underestimates both the power of words and wind themselves. In the “Words Are Wind” column, contributor Scott … Continue reading



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