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VASSALS OF KINGSGRAVE: EPISODE 223
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Join the VOK boys for the first (annual? decennial? never again?) Guy’s Night Out.

Hosts Shane (easttexasdirewolf), Augustine (linecom1), Matt (Varley), Michael (Mordion), Zach (Alias), Duncan (Valkyrist), Brett (White Raven), Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall) and Greg (claudiusthefool) have an in-depth and critical discussion of facial hair, manly drinks, the weather, and very briefly ASOIAF, plus a myriad of other manly topics.

Contains spoilers for beards and A Song of Ice and Fire.

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Edited by easttexasdirewolf

This is a dramatic reading of Lord Euron Greyjoy’s speech during the Ironborn Kingsmoot, in which he promises to conquer Westeros with dragons, in return for the driftwood crown. It is taken from Aeron’s second chapter in A Feast for Crows (book 4 of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire saga).

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VASSALS OF KINGSGRAVE: EPISODE 220
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THE KRAKEN SENDS ITS REGARDS! Aussie & Asia-Pacific vassals Duncan (Valkyrist), Joseph (Ciao_Gamer), Silvana (silvaubrey) and Michael (Khal Wadege) review the tenth episode of Game of Thrones’ fifth season, entitled “Mother’s Mercy.”

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and all aired episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones

01:03 – Introduction/Lemoncake Ratings
13:53 – Winterfell
43:55 – Bravos
59:48 – Dorne
1:13:12 – Meereen
1:26:41 – King’s Landing
1:38:20 – The Wall
1:55:44 – Closing Thoughts
2:06:31 – Aftershow

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Edited by Valkyrist

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That concludes KrakenCast for this season of Game of Thrones. Thank you to all of our hosts, listeners, and commenters.

What is dead may never die, but rises again, harder and stronger!

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RADIO WESTEROS: EPISODE 15
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Yolkboy and Lady Gwyn are joined by guest host BryndenBFish of Wars and Politics of Ice and Fire blog and podcast to present the Battle of Fire in Meereen in a live news, radio play format. With guest appearances by Aziz of History of Westeros, Steven Attewell of Race for the Iron Throne, and Valkyrist of Vassals of Kingsgrave. We explore the political and military situations both inside and outside of Meereen, with close looks at the history of Slaver’s Bay, the Unsullied and the sellsword companies, as well as what we know about the battle itself and our predictions for what happens next! Spoilers for all books and unpublished material from The Winds of Winter.

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VASSALS OF KINGSGRAVE: EPISODE 214
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DragonCast is roused again to discuss and, in a turn of events, generally be really happy with the latest Game of Thrones episode.

Join Greg (claudiusthefool), Matt (Varley), Paul (Pod’s Plight), Adam (drownedsnow), Bing (Shoeshiner), Alex (LuckyCharms), Duncan (Valkyrist), and Zach (Alias) for another Game of Thrones review.

Warning: Contains spoilers for all aired episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones (including Season 5 promotional material), as well as all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series.

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Edited by Alias
Music: Kellen the Undying by Drumurboy

This is a dramatic reading of Ser Jorah Mormont’s speech about losing his second wife Lynesse Hightower. It is taken from Daenerys’ first chapter in A Clash of Kings (book 2 of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire saga).

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VASSALS OF KINGSGRAVE: EPISODE 210
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Law offices of James M. McGill, how may we direct your call? Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Zach (Alias) and Adam (drownedsnow) for a trip down New Mexico way. They review the first season of AMC’s new series Better Call Saul, dissecting its themes of identity, morality, family, justice, and Chicago sunroofs.

Due to Skype problems, the audio quality takes a dip at various points during the episode. Apologies for that. 🙂

Warning: Contains spoilers for all aired episodes of AMC’s Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad

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This is a video essay looking at how Kevin Smith’s 1995 comedy Mallrats depicts the American shopping mall as a simulated world. In particular, it draws on Anne Friedberg’s theory of the mall as a distinctly cinematic and performative space.

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In Mallrats (1995), Kevin Smith interprets the American shopping mall as a distinctly cinematic and performative space. Like movies, malls are all about creating a fantasy, a simulacra of the real world, in which the shopper is privileged with the spectarial gaze, and feasts upon the visual and auditory pleasures laid out before them. The character Brodie signifies something of a postmodern (or anti-modern) flâneur, using consumerist and popular culture as way of mediating his place within society. Like the nineteenth-century “city stroller”, Brodie is compelled to capture the “convergence of new urban space[s], technologies and [the] symbolic functions of images and products”. He enjoys simply wandering that space without any particular destination in mind, enthralled by the “pleasures and potentialites of a world removed from the presence, stricture and restraint of tradition” (Clarke 5). The postmodern irony lies, of course, in the fact that the mall is not the cityscape, but a microcosm of the cityscape, complete with all of the consumerist luxuries the modern mind has become accustomed too, but with none of the complexities of life. Read the rest of this entry »

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VASSALS OF KINGSGRAVE: EPISODE 207
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THE KRAKEN LASHES OUT! Aussie & Asia-Pacific vassals Duncan (Valkyrist), Joseph (Ciao_Gamer), Silvana (silvaubrey) and guest host Glen (Dagos_Rivers) review the sixth episode of Game of Thrones’ fifth season, entitled “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken.”

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and all aired episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones

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Edited by Valkyrist

krakenkastKrakenKast records every Tuesday at 7:00pm (AEST) / 10:00am (GMT).

This time is meant to cater for Australian and Asian-Pacific fans, but everyone is welcome. Just let us know on the “Call to Arms” thread HERE, if you’d like to join us for an episode.

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VASSALS OF KINGSGRAVE: EPISODE 204
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THE KRAKEN SCRAMBLES ASHORE! Aussie & Asia-Pacific vassals Duncan (Valkyrist), Joseph (Ciao_Gamer), and Silvana (silvaubrey) review the fifth episode of Game of Thrones’ fifth season, entitled “Kill the Boy.”

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and all aired episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones

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krakenkastKrakenKast records every Tuesday at 7:00pm (AEST) / 10:00am (GMT).

This time is meant to cater for Australian and Asian-Pacific fans, but everyone is welcome. Just let us know on the “Call to Arms” thread HERE, if you’d like to join us for an episode.