Rapers and Reavers: Is Daenerys Doomed to Fail?

Rapers and Reavers: Is Daenerys Doomed to Fail?

“You weren’t made to sit on a chair in a palace. You’re a conquerer Daenerys Stormborn” -Daario Naharis When Daenerys Targaryen immolated her way to the top of the Dothraki Horde a few episodes back, a tinfoil theory gained steam that the Mother of Dragons may...
A Stark Reminder

A Stark Reminder

“The Starks have manned the wall for thousands of years, and you are a Stark. You may not have my name, but you have my blood.” -Ned Stark The final interaction between Ned Stark and Jon Snow in the Game of Thrones season premiere has long intrigued fans of the...
Jon Snow of Ice AND Fire

Jon Snow of Ice AND Fire

When Jon Snow’s eyes suddenly opened in the waning seconds of Home, the worst kept secret in the history of Game of Thrones was finally officially revealed. Despite his brief role as Lord Commander Julius Caesar, everyone knew Jon Snow wasn’t gone for good. Book...
Thinking Thrones: A Worthy Vow

Thinking Thrones: A Worthy Vow

Following the Game of Thrones season five finale, I noted the uncharacteristic abundance of cliffhangers.Given the rapidly diminishing published source material, and the potential that George RR Martin may complete The Winds of Winter before season six, these...
How to Pick North Carolina in Your Bracket

How to Pick North Carolina in Your Bracket

Last year I wrote a piece called “How to Pick North Carolina in Your Bracket.” It was predicated on two simple ideas. One, picking North Carolina to win the national championship in 2015 was a terrible idea. Two, that I was absolutely going to fill out a bracket...