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Patriarchy Brain in A Song of Ice and Fire

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Julia and Kylie finally take a break from adaptation shaming to gush about A Song of Ice and Fire, this time with the help of their guest Gretchen! What is it that makes George R.R. Martin’s close-PoV structure so compelling? To them, it’s the way that the he is able to utilize the toxically patriarchal setting to explore character biases for incredibly feminist take-aways.

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This episode’s saltarello performance is by Jessica Comeau.

Episode Breakdown:

  • 0:00 – Intro & explanation of “patriarchy brain”
  • 17:03 – Cat
  • 30:40 – Arys
  • 39:30 – Vic/Aeron & Barry
  • 50:47 – Cersei
  • 1:03:00 – Tyrion, Sam, & Ned
  • 1:19:49 – Brienne & Arya
  • 1:30:00 – Sansa
  • 1:41:40 – Asha & Arianne

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Bi, she/her. Gretchen is a Managing Editor for the Fandomentals. An unabashed nerdy fangirl and aspiring sci/fi and fantasy author, she has opinions about things like media, representation, and ethics in storytelling.

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Re-thinking Femininity in Film

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Jeremiah and Thad re-examine stereotypically masculine and feminine traits as portrayed in media. Movies discussed include Johnny Guitar, Thor: Ragnarok, and more. Spoiler alert: Valkyrie might possibly be the new Ultra Critic favorite.

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Let’s Generalize about Good Writing on The Fandomentalist

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GretchenJulia, and Kylie catch up on the distressing Hollywood news, gush about Crazy Ex Girlfriend, break down the economics of politics, and close off with some fallacies regarding good writing seen in the dreaded Discourse™.

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Episode Breakdown:

  • 0:00 – Intro and fandom news 11/6/17
  • 23:00 – Rebecca Bunch is important
  • 35:00 – Star Wars prequels vs. GoT, political complexity boogaloo
  • 59:30 – Some “good writing” fallacies

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