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Dragonstone S7 Retrospective Podcast Part 2

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Julia and Kylie finish their discussion of Game of Thrones Season 7’s main plotline, with its knotty politics and breathtaking romance. Then they figure it all out.

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The episode’s opening is an homage to Jon Snow’s theme from last year’s retrospective, and continues to parody Stephen Sondheim‘s Assassins. The closing is a reworking of the concluding song from the same musical.

Episode Breakdown

  • 0:00 – Intro from the future
  • 5:30 – Fandom nicknames
  • 10:00 – “Beyond the Wall”
  • 47:15 – “The Dragon and the Wolf”
  • 1:14:45 – Analysis of the character arcs
  • 1:37:30 – Julia and Kylie discover the meaning of it all

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Kylie is a Managing Editor at The Fandomentals on a mission to slay all the tropes. She has a penchant for complex familial dynamics and is easily pleased when authors include in-depth business details.

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Honestly, your attempts to figure out what breaking the wheel means might just be your most enjoyable analysis of a D&D asspull yet. They didn’t break the wheel, but they sure broke your brains… and mine, if I try to think about it. WHAT DO YOU WANT, DANY?

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Okay this is only tangentially related to the podcast at most, but, while I was listening to it yesterday I remembered something that was pretty funny, at least for me. Remember when Dinklage was only like marginally famous? Like when he was famous enough to be a joke cameo in Entourage but didn’t really get too many mainstream roles? Well, during that time he was in some budget ass Australian rom com where he literally played a wise alcoholic dwarf who has a subplot where he falls in love with an impossibly tall supermodel played by the most prominent Australian… Read more »

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