Amin is joined by guest hosts Mordion and Vikram to review George RR Martin’s chess short story Unsound Variations. It is a spoiler FULL episode where we dive into every aspect of the story, analyzing it and trying to draw connections to George’s other works and career. This is the first of a series of episodes planned to cover some of George’s short stories and novels that predate A Song of Ice and Fire.
Notes: Unsound Variations is available in Dreamsongs Volume II. It also might be contained as part of this ebook. As noted in the episode, APOIAF is still up for daily voting at the podcast awards (under entertainment), the last day being November 15th.
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In this Anime edition of VoK Roundtable, APOIAF’s Amin makes his first VoK appearance along with forum regular MrKorb.
@ 2mins Bill aka MrKorb introduces the crew to “Simoun” a steampunk yuri anime.
@ 14:30 mins Vikram aka Fortytwo talks about his favorite anime “Darker than Black”
@ 24mins Amin talks about some anime he liked, and his plan to do BoK on them.
@ 41:50 mins A Blizzcon distracted Vikram reminisces about world of Warcraft with Bill.
Edited by Fortytwo
Simoun Opening soundtrack
Howling by Abingdon Boys School and
Tsukiakari no Michishirube from Darker Than Black: Ryuusei no Gemini
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The Bastards of Kingsgrave are the illegitimate, off-topic offspring of House Manwoody. We cover anime, manga, and Western animation, as well as a variety of pop culture topics. We've been dubbed the "intersection between A Song of Ice and Fire and everything else." We are also the only podcast currently doing a reread of George RR Martin's earlier works.
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