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Maester Occasionally
Podcast hosted by some Mods from r/ASOIAF bringing you the hottest topics & nicest catches. | Hugo appropriate -George R.R. Martin
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Maester Occasionally Jun 30
We tolerate you too
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BryndenBFish Jun 8
As some of you might know, I started writing about ASOIAF on the ASOIAF subreddit. I was honored in 2014 to begin serving as a moderator there. This is our statement, as moderators, on curbing hate-based content on reddit.
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Maester Occasionally May 6
Replying to @MaesterMonthly
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Maester Occasionally May 6
X - stands for Xtremely Pseudo-Monthly Æ - as in Æ gon, which is what all of our names are A-12 - fuck it i'm not doing this game anymore, we're recording now, you get it
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bkshlfstd May 5
Replying to @bookshelfstud
listen on spotify now! thrill to a coked-up dwarf and a psychotic elf doing their best to completely annihilate the Halfling Mafia!
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Jen_Snow May 1
An excellent new take on the pink letter. 🤔 My 4 part analysis will demonstrate why it's possible. Actually totally likely. ACTUALLY the only reasonable conclusion.
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Maester Occasionally May 1
Replying to @MightyIsobel
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Maester Occasionally May 1
Replying to @liesandperfidy
absolutely
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Maester Occasionally May 1
Replying to @MaesterMonthly
[a big cane appears trying to drag me off the twitter account] and FURTHERMORE, that's not even APPROACHING the value of marxist dialectical materialism in a discussion of asoiaf!! [people are booing, throwing water balloons filled with acid at me]
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Maester Occasionally May 1
Replying to @MaesterMonthly
you cannot understand A Song of Ice and Fire without some grasp of the Hegelian dialectic
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Maester Occasionally May 1
Replying to @MaesterMonthly
the tension between thesis and antithesis is crucial to dany's story. between ego and the death of ego; between primacy and sublimation. so, too, with jon, who will quite literally emerge as the synthesis of life and death, ice and fire.
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Maester Occasionally May 1
Replying to @MaesterMonthly
we see aufheben in Dany particularly. by the end of Dance, dany is undergoing a process of aufheben in a sense - she has faced Meereen and discovered it to be the Antithesis, but in the process of sublation she has incorporated elements of Meereen into her state of being.
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Maester Occasionally May 1
Replying to @MaesterMonthly
we must turn to Hegel's idea of the aufheben - the sublation - when we view Jon and Dany. the aufheben is Hegel's conceptualization of the interaction between thesis and antithesis. it is the engine by which dialectic functions; it is the process of changing while retaining.
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Maester Occasionally May 1
Replying to @MaesterMonthly
while Hegel himself didn't coin the formulation of Thesis --> Antithesis --> Synthesis, it's not imprecise to use "Hegelian dialectics" to describe this framework. and we must adopt such a framework to understand the major themes of ADWD - particularly for Jon and Dany.
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Maester Occasionally May 1
here at maester "monthly," we would never make the mistake of calling someone who has never read ADWD a "Hegelian." true asoiaffles know that it is only through a true Hegelian dialectic lens that one can come to understand the complex arcs in book 5
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MightyIsobel Apr 29
In These Uncertain Times
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Dr. Frey-Bolton Apr 28
If we feel like it.
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Ned Johnson Apr 28
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Maester Yearly
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Maester Occasionally Apr 28
being absolutely roasted in the facebook dms
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Davos' Fingers Mar 30
Match 86. Vote-off!!!! Mel (5) vs. Maester Aemon (12) The lady of R'hllor, of fire, of Stannis, of magic and trickery. The maester of kindness, duty, wisdom and sight. Do your worst!
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