Video Time: Princess of Thrones

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Someone, somewhere, found a way to combine two very different fantasies.  See it behind the cut.  That is all I will say about that.  Warning:  a wee bit graphic. Continue reading Video Time: Princess of Thrones

HBO Now. You mean HBO Go? No, Now. Now? Not now. When? Soon.

This was the greatest special effect in the 80s.  Trust us.
This was the greatest special effect in the 80s. Trust us.

Details are starting to emerge about the upcoming release of the stand-alone HBO streaming service.  The International Business Times reports the service will be called HBO Now and will launch with Game of Thrones’ new season on April 12.  The price is expected to be $15 per month, which is close to what most people pay for an HBO subscription right now.  Is that the right price for access to HBO content?  And, if so, will Netflix stay at their cheaper rate to come up to HBO’s level?  Let us know your thoughts!

Boardwalk Is Coming

In the Game of Thrones edition of Monopoly you either win...or you don't.
In the Game of Thrones edition of Monopoly you either win…or you don’t.

Like most American households, Monopoly has been banned from our game table.  The constant backstabbing, the cutthroat lies, the constant nudity, and the banishment of losers to desolate northern locales was simply too much for our five-year-old to handle.  (Sorry, Isaac, you should have built a hotel, kid.  Gotta pay your debts.) Continue reading Boardwalk Is Coming

George R R Martin Hates You

Look upon the face of evil.  Round, cuddly evil.
Look upon the face of evil. Round, cuddly evil.

There’s really no other explanation other than George R R Martin hates his readers.  Sure, nobody wants to read a book where the hero just skips his way to the bad guy and kills him with one slash of his sword.  You have to overcome obstacles, face difficulties, maybe even some mortal peril to make the adventure seem worthwhile.  But George R R Martin took it to a whole new level by killing so many people anytime you read a chapter with your favorite character you may be afraid to turn the page. Continue reading George R R Martin Hates You