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A calm and simple podcast celebrating all the major contributors to the ASOIAF fandom, having a different one guest on the show each episode

Episodes

October 12, 2020

Scraps and Scrolls-ADWD II

We started Dance off with a monster episode, so why change the format? Today, over the course of nearly three hours, the Isle and its Green Folk are introduced to grown-up Jon and his many responsibilities. Stannis leans over a map and broods, Melisandre says some something freaky. It's all new! To keep with that freshness Bran and company are struggling to get somewhere, and their wondering about the health of their new guide. Things are more relaxed as Tyrion and Illyrio roll through Essos, chatting the day away about Blackfyres and intentions and dragons. Finally, we are introduced to a brand new POV in Quentyn Martell. While he's busy shooting down solutions we go deep on him and his chums and the tragedy of their noble quest.
 
If you hadn't guessed, today we look at:
 
- Jon I
 
- Bran I
 
-Tyrion II
 
- Quentyn I/The Merchant's Man
 
You need only hop aboard to discuss Jon's underrated political skill as he deals with an intimidating king, his own inner turmoil of wolf vs crow (again), the beautiful hurt of seeing the world through Jojen & Meera Reed's eyes, Tyrion sniffing the power he's always wanted in dragon form, and Quentyn as a continuation of Feast plus the supreme friendship of both Gerris Drinkwater & Archibald Yronwood.
You can see why it took three hours
 
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October 8, 2020

Scraps and Scrolls- ADWD 1

THE ISLE OF FACES RETURNS! Come one, come all, back to our beloved Isle after a long layoff. Yes, Valar Rereadis has restarted and we've finally come to the final book of our grand project.  Come for the friendship, stay for the most evil chapter of them all. Make no mistake, Dance starts as it means to go on.  In today's monster episode we blend future warnings of Bran and Jon in with our very first non-warg Stark, we answer the greatest cliffhanger of the series: what happened to Tyrion, and we establish that being a queen is not quite the dream for our beloved Daenerys in another long-awaited return.

Today's chapters are:

-Varamyr

-Tyrion I

-Daenerys I

Welcome back for this final part of our journey, dear friends. Hop aboard the Isle for chit chat about the dark future of the Stark children, the similar darkness now present in Tyrion and the disgusting way he takes it out on the world, and celebrate George's amazing ability to present new angles and stories for something we considered straightforward in the taking of Meereen. That, and bunches of audio hugs as we welcome you back. LET'S GO!

 

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How's the break treating you all?

Need refreshing about Dance before we get there? Can't quite remember who's supposed to be ruling or where that person was sailing? There's dragons right? Yes. Both physically and thematically? Sure. Wait, run it by me again, are we talking about Jon? No, Aegon. Aemon? No, Young Griff. The lost lord guy? No. Look, let's cut our losses. Probably best choice is to hop aboard the Isle, discuss who does what, where they do it, maybe even some why.

Mainly we're looking at the amount of chapters each pov gets, how it compares to other books, how those chapters are structured, how the themes intermingle, and of course, lots and lots of CHAPTER SEQUENCING. I run through each POV's arc, where everyone is, what they are upto and the kind of thing we'll be dealing with going forward when Valar Rereadis restarts.

Basically, come nerd a bit about A Dance With Dragons!

 

Check out History of Westeros for the live streams and main analysis, plus how to get involved with the Flick community: 

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Please do consider giving us a rating or review if you can, and find more of the Isle of Faces and other projects at

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Yes it's finally here!

After a long ole wait, the patron-only episode, in which I read the Storm's End chapter from my Great Castles of Westeros book, will begin it's rollout today. 

Have a listen to this quick-as-lightning announcement for some more details, and perhaps we'll see a few of you over on the Isle to join our wonderful community!

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WE DID IT! Light the fireworks and ring the bells, here we wave goodbye to an absolutely fantastic, perfectly singular book in our series. There really is nothing quite like Feast. No surprise it requires our biggest episode EVER. Today I discuss the brilliance of its anti-war message, the joy of focusing on the people rather than the titles, and that's all with trying to not comment too much on the overall! 

As for our chapters we must suffer through the brutality of Brienne's reward, as well as truly seeing what has become of the Brotherhood without Banners, every one of Cersei's mistakes comes to find her in the depths of the Sept of Baelor in what is a pretty good day for King's Landing in general, Jaime completes his victory at Riverrun, topping it off with some smacks to Spicers, Freys, and his own sister, and Sam finally brings us back to Oldtown to meet Marwyn, the Glass Candle, and a really, really big bunch of questions.

Today's final chapters:

-Brienne VIII

-Cersei X

- Jaime VII

- Sam V

So hop aboard the Isle for one last discussion on Feast and for some final goodbyes. There is a whole bunch to talk about (hence the three hours), but you might want to come for the examination of Stoneheart using guest right as a trap, Brienne's terrible penance, Cersei's great crimes coming to haunt her, Riverrun's end as the second true 'home' of the series, Jaime's growth to responsibility in the snow, his reply to a certain letter, the gamechanging of glass candles, my long-awaited counting of maester mentions, and a whole bunch more!

Thank you all for joining us for Feast, it's been a hell of a ride

 

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We are reaching the endzone, and it shows in today's monster episode. We begin with heading back to Riverrun and saying hi to Brynden, Edmure, and Jaime's dark side. Cersei completely outdoes him as she practices her baseball swing with a lute. Then we get back to the goodbyes as we rejoin the Dornish plot atop the Spear Tower before sliding back down from the Eyrie to the ground below as the plan for Sansa's future, the one that includes poisoning a kid and basically selling her off, shapes the future.

Today's chapters are:

- Jaime VI

- Cersei IX

- The Princess In The Tower/ Arianne II

-  Alayne II/ Sansa III

Step aboard the Isle for talk of the relationship between two famous knights who hate eachother, for nothing short of evil madness down in the black cells, for me trying to pronounce 'Ser Shadrich' again, and most importantly how Doran Martell's philosophy is actually the same message as Brienne VII: protect the innocents, whatever that requires of you as we tie this whole book together and look to the horizon...to see dragons coming straight for us.

Check out History of Westeros for the live streams and main analysis, plus how to get involved with the Flick community: 

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Please do consider giving us a rating or review if you can, and find more of the Isle of Faces and other projects at

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I could talk about us reaching double figures, about saying goodbye to Arya as she says goodbye to sight (and Dareon). There's much to say about Brienne celebrating the celebrated death of Loras. The funeral of Aemon Targaryen is tempting as a topic, but if I'm honest none of them matter. Not when we have Brienne IV, the 'no chance, no choice' chapter. AKA THE chapter of ASOIAF

 

Today's chapters are:

- Cat of the Canals/ Arya III

- Samwell IV

- Cersei VIII

- Brienne VII

 

Step aboard the Isle for talk of Arya, Sam, Cersei, and plenty of Aemon, sure. But really, come and step out into the rain with me as we work our way through one of the happiest scenes in the entire series mixed with a straight up battle of good and evil. Come witness the perfect weaving of themes not just from Brienne's arc but from all five books'. Come and watch the truest knight and the bravest hero do what our original hero only ever wanted to do. 

 

Come and keep some oaths with us

 

Check out History of Westeros for the live streams and main analysis, plus how to get involved with the Flick community: 

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Please do consider giving us a rating or review if you can, and find more of the Isle of Faces and other projects at

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Does Jaime want a Brienne sandwich or a Cersei sandwich? My friends, put your hands together. Yes the three biggest characters of the book unite for today's episode where Jaime hunts down Lancel in Darry, Brienne finds a living ghost on the beautiful Quiet Isle, Cersei SOMEHOW gets even worse than usual with Taena & Falyse, before Jaime meets Daven and Genna Lannister and we finally return to Riverrun. HURRAY!

 

Today's chapters are:

- Jaime IV

- Brienne VI

- Cersei VII

- Jaime V

 

Step aboard the Isle to continue seeing Jaime in his element in the field, the Studio Ghibli feel of the Quiet Isle while Brienne becomes even more beautiful with her promises, talks of Loras on Dragonstone and Pycelle getting smarter by the chapter, and finally the invention of Peck-Pod, the next big squire-based cop-buddy hit coming to your screens soon!

 

Check out History of Westeros for the live streams and main analysis, plus how to get involved with the Flick community: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiYwENpLDO4gyB4dBrMYrjQ 

 

Please do consider giving us a rating or review if you can, and find more of the Isle of Faces and other projects at

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You might think only three chapters would mean less to talk about. And you'd be wrong. Today we reach MAJOR plot turning points for three different povs and for three different areas of Westeros. Jaime leaves King's Landing to bring justice to the Riverlands as Mr Goldenhand. Cersei meets the infamous High Sparrow and makes the decision that is easily her worst yet, essentially kicking off her own doom. And speaking of doom, we wave goodbye to the ironborn in Feast as Euron's campaign truly begins, and Victarion sets his sights across the world.

 

Today's chapters are:

- Jaime III

- Cersei VI

- Victarion II/ The Reaver

 

Hop aboard the Isle not only for a slightly different recording location, but some chat on other series', a whole bunch of Ilyn Payne talk (even comparing him to an Other!), the magnificence of the High Sparrow's control over the queen, and how smart Euron is politically with his rewards and punishments, if still really creepy. Oh, and we have what might be our most content Jaime ever. Back on the road, sharing blackberries, cracking jaws in the name of Brienne the Beauty. 

 

Check out History of Westeros for the live streams and main analysis, plus how to get involved with the Flick community: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiYwENpLDO4gyB4dBrMYrjQ 

 

Please do consider giving us a rating or review if you can, and find more of the Isle of Faces and other projects at

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It's back to our regularly scheduled programming as we head back to both Cersei and Brienne in our first foray into the second half of AFFC. Specifically, we see Petyr Baelish destroy the Lords Declarant in a political tennis match, Cersei's well-thought out plans (HA!) are crumbling already as Tommen puffs up his chest, Brienne returns to Maidenpool before setting out again with a new squad, and Samwell Tarly swings a mean right hook over in Braavos.
 
Today's chapters are:
 
- Alayne I/Sansa II
- Cersei V
- Brienne V
- Samwell III
 
Hop aboard the Isle for chit chat on how Sansa remembers her name, Tommen's monumental decision to outlaw beets, some great but short enjoyment of the Arya-Sam pairing, and of course, pure unrestrained adoration of the Broken Man speech. All that plus curse words aimed at Randyll Tarly. A lot of them.
 
Check out History of Westeros for the live streams and main analysis, plus how to get involved with the Flick community: 
 
Please do consider giving us a rating or review if you can, and find more of the Isle of Faces and other projects at
 
 
https://Patreon.com/IsleOfFaces
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