GoT Milked

Winter Sale is Coming.Title: “The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones”

Authors: George R. R. Martin, Elio Garcia, Linda Antonsson

Rank: 89

Blurb: “In a collaboration that’s been years in the making, Martin has teamed with Elio M. García, Jr., and Linda Antonsson, the founders of the renowned fan site — perhaps the only people who know this world almost as well as its visionary creator.”

Review: “This is not Book 6 in the series, nor should it be seen as a substitute for it. It’s also not the Silmarillion. That is, it’s not a detailed and exhaustive narrative on what has come before Books 1-5. It’s a coffee table book with gorgeous artwork and some tidbits of information on the world of Westeros, most of which will be posted in various wiki entries for free within 60 days.”

Customers Also Bought: “Monopoly: Game of Thrones Collector’s Edition Board Game”, “Game of Thrones: House Sigil Coaster Set”, “Game of Thrones: Stark Direwolf”, “Funko POP Game of Thrones: White Walker Vinyl Figure”, “Game of Thrones Hand of King Pin”, “Allntrends Women’s V Shirt Mother Of Dragons”, and “A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook”

Footnote: We hear that Roast Shireen is delicious.

The World of Ice & Fire [Amazon]

Buy or Die [Stinque@Amazon Kickback Link]


Do not buy “Game of Thrones Wedding Planner”

@ManchuCandidate: you just won the internet for today.

And the fanboys will buy the crap out of this book. Me, the HBO series is enough. Sometimes more than enough.

@SanFranLefty: Having been in Denver the past three weeks, I have no clue.

@nojo: Congrats on the move and hope living in Denver is going great. Have you found it very similar to Eugene?

@¡Andrew!: Portland, with bigger mountains and retail dope.

@nojo: Whoa, far out. Had no idea you were moving. For work or just a change of scenery?

@mellbell: I gave up Eternal Sunshine to join Silent Creative Partner in a new biz that’s just like the old biz, but with bigger client budgets. We tried it long-distance for awhile, but he was already in Denver and I really need to shout across the room at will.

So here I am. Literally, right now, on his porch. Can’t move into new World Domination HQ and Lightning Observatory until July 1.

Also, we all went shooting last Friday, because apparently that’s something you do in Denver. I’ll spare y’all the podcast, but I shot the eyes out of my Zombie Target.

@ManchuCandidate: Denver claims 300 days of sunshine a year. Which is true, if you count the gaps between the thunderstorms.

@nojo: Boulder also is really awesome and may be more Eugene equivalent.

Do not, repeat, do not drive across eastern Colorado or any part Kansas. That particular stretch of Real AmeriKKKa is so flat and empty and boring that your brain will liquify instantly, which goes a looooong way towards explaining those people’s voting patterns.


Anyone else watching the new season? Okay, I’ll confess: I was sobbing like a little girl by the end of the first episode. Damn them. The show’s just too good.

@¡Andrew!: Silent Creative Partner worked at a Boulder agency for awhile, but the commute was exhausting. But I think you’re right: Boulder is Eugene to Denver’s PDX.

As far as local geography goes, I have no fucking clue where I am right now. I can say that the drive on I-70 (from the West) was absolutely spectacular, especially after a dreary day from Sandy Eggo through Vegas. (Two days, 1050 miles.)

Also: Hickenlooper. Our Governor’s out of a Firesign Theatre sketch.

@nojo: Utah and Western Colorado along I-70 are incredible. Certainly some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

@nojo: Come July 1, it will just have bigger mountains. And a fuckload of snow come winter. You might need to invest in closed-toe shoes–Birks with socks won’t cut winter in Denver.
Congrats on the new adventure!

@Mistress Cynica: I still have my Orygun Gear, including heavy boots and a Navy peacoat, as well as locals to advise me on additional winter prep. But first, a week of 90s to break up the thunderstorms.

@nojo: Oh wow. I’m working on getting back to CA before the next gloom. The expiration date on Seattle draws nigh.

@JNOV: You may want to wait and see how their water crisis plays out. It’s my understanding that they will completely run out of ground water within the next 12 months, and then… cannibal anarchy? Besides, we’re gonna have San Diego’s weather in 20 years.

@¡Andrew!: It’s certainly interesting moving from years of drought to weeks of Gothic Thunderstorms.

@nojo: Wow, congrats on the move and bigger gig. How are you going to get your fish taco fix? Glad to hear you have some boots, the snow would be a bitch with the Birks.

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