I was honored to participate in the Supreme Court of Westeros twice this month! First indirectly, when the court took on the Lem theory in ruling 58 (Spoiler– it didn’t fare well, gaining the support of only one of three judges. BUT — feedback from the community has been very positive!) Most excitingly, I was a guest judge for ruling 59 last week. I always love the chance to write about ASoIaF, and answering three questions from the fandom concisely was a fun challenge. Thanks to Stefan and Amin for letting me join in!
Launching a new podcast is a lot like starting a small business. Content production is a breeze compared to recording, editing, licensing, designing and setting up websites and the like. But… after weeks of navigating the technological hinterland we are live! Here’s the description:
Radio Westeros Episode 01: Arya- A Gift of Mercy
Arya Stark in George R.R.Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire (ASoIaF): The Winds of Winter
Looking at Arya Stark in The Winds of Winter, yolkboy and Lady Gwyn analyse Arya in her new role with Izembaro. The recent gift chapter reveals themes of sexuality, identity and (as the chapter title indicates) mercy. Using specially arranged readings to present key sections, we discuss Arya’s identity, the role she plays in “The Bloody Hand” and why we think Needle makes an appearance late in the chapter. We also offer our unique speculation about Arya’s future and a new role her Faceless Men training could be preparing her for.
Episode 02 will follow in July, with more discussion, theorizing, music and a special guest. Don’t miss it!
Progress Update 14 May 2014
yolkboy and I are hard at work producing Episode 01 of Radio Westeros. This is a very exciting project, although not without challenges. Our goals are to provide entertainment for fellow asoiaf fans while maintaining a fun and informative atmosphere and avoiding the tech bogeymen that seem to lurk in every corner. Oh, and we will have top notch sound quality! That last will be thanks to my partner in podcasting and I can promise it will be good. And course it will be free for all.
I don’t want to give away too much, but our inaugural episode will be a gift for our listeners, Arya style. Here’s another hint: