Saturday, March 2, 2024

House of Fire & Blood – Episode 8 “Maegor the Metal”

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This entry is part 8 of 30 in the series House of Fire & Blood

This piece was written during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Without the labor of the writers and actors currently on strike, the TV series being covered here wouldn’t exist.

What if George R. R. Martin’s Fire and Blood was written more like HBO’s House of the Dragon? Caroline and Gretchen analyze Martin’s work from this perspective and search for hidden stories in the text.

This week, Caroline and Gretchen continue their analysis of Fire & Blood with the fourth section of the fourth chapter, Sons of the Dragon. Spooky scary ladies abound while Maegor builds his Minecraft fort and holds skulls – perhaps that was a rather large bonk on the head…

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Series NavigationHouse of Fire & Blood – Episode 7 “Poly Pride Represent” >>House of Fire & Blood – Episode 9 “Black Bride Boogaloo” >>

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  • Gretchen

    Bi/pan, they/them. Gretchen is a Managing Editor for the Fandomentals. An unabashed academic book nerd and aspiring sci/fi and fantasy author, they have about things like media, representation, and ethics in storytelling.

  • Caroline

    Caroline is a lawyer by day, geeky media fan and critic by night, afternoon, and lunch hour. Caroline enjoys long walks on quiet beaches so she can mentally over-analyze fictional characters and settings, and candlelit dinners that don't cause a glare on her TV screen.

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