Sunday, February 25, 2024

UBS Podcast – Caroline was Right about HotD

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Julia, Kylie, Caroline, and Gretchen name their dragons, define antagonists, and wonder if they’re secure in trusting House of the Dragon as they discuss the first season in full. 

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The intro & outro saltarello is performed by Stary Olsa from their album “Liep​š​aje (The Best​)​”, which is available for purchase on Bandcamp.

Episode Breakdown

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 3:15 – The adjective game & fandom engagement
  • 18:45 – HOTD tops itself/the ending
  • 25:20  – Missteps, favorites, and Matt Daemon
  • 29:40 – Avoid and evade, typical airbender tactics
  • 39:20 – Season structure
  • 51:30 – What’s an antagonist?
  • 1:02:00 – Liberatory violence
  • 1:09:20  – Babes and MMD
  • 1:22:30 – The dagger of it all
  • 1:32:45 – Are we getting duped again?
  • 1:45:45 – Season 2 hopes and dreams
  • 1:56:20 – The Aemond of it all
  • 2:05:20 – Name your dragon!

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Authors

  • Kylie

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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