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Vikings: The Message (S5,E6)

All images from the show are the property of History Channel and are used only to illustrate and/or promote the show itself. We are the #ShieldGeeks and we have: "100% more evisceration talk than expected!" - Steve, No Ship Network. Check out NoShip's weekly Vikings podcast recap and analysis! Lissa is a noteworthy author and historian who takes a delight in finding the real truths of history. Check out her website at www.lissabryan.com. And if you're looking for our recaps on Seasons 1-4, check out my former blog HERE. (Note: In case anyone is the least bit confused, "Joan Jett" is the #ShieldGeek alias for Astrid, currently Queen Astrid, wife of Harald Finehair and former lover of Lagertha

Twenty Years? Really?

I never actually wanted to become a writer, back in the day. Lawyer? Sure. Broadcaster? Hey, I majored in Telecommunications. For one semester. President of the United States? I thought about it. I have done many different things in my life that were never on the "What do you want to be when you grow up, Sandi?" list of answers. Writer was never on that list. Still, it happened. Oh, I had written stories. I wrote something in sixth grade for a contest (In Which Our Heroine Is Locked in the Wax Museum Overnight and All the Things Come to Life) (or something). I wrote speeches. I popped out essays and research papers without breaking much of a sweat in my school days. And then I was a teacher.

Vikings: The Prisoner (S5, E5)

All images from History Channel's Vikings show are used solely to illustrate. We claim no rights to these images. We are the #ShieldGeeks and we have: "100% more evisceration talk than expected!" - Steve, No Ship Network. Check out NoShip's weekly Vikings podcast recap and analysis! Lissa is a noteworthy author and historian who takes a delight in finding the real truths of history. Check out her website at www.lissabryan.com. And if you're looking for our recaps on Seasons 1-4, check out my former blog HERE. Forgive the festive color scheme today... Lissa: At the close of the last episode, we were all waiting to see what Ivar’s master plan was, why the rats were fleeing above ground. Since

VIKINGS: The Plan (S5 E3 - Technically, 4)

So, I've had my numbering off. According to the History Channel, The Plan is episode 4, not 3. So I'll adjust my future numbering accordingly. ;-) All images from the show used in this post are the property of the History Channel and are used here only to illustrate their show. And now on with the post! The Shieldmaidens of History—protecting the innocents from anachronisms—welcome you to our ongoing, avid, and sometimes snarky discussions of History Channel's VIKINGS. As we've done since the very first episode, Lissa Bryan and I swap emailed commentary within twelve hours—!!—and here we are again! Lissa is a noteworthy author and historian who takes a delight in finding the real truths of

VIKINGS: Homeland (S5 E2)

“100% more evisceration talk than expected.” “These chicks are machines!” - Steve, No Ship Network (CHECK THEM OUT FOR THEIR PODCASTED RECAPS AND FEEDBACK ‘CASTS! AND YES, WE DID ONE, TOO!) The Shieldmaidens of History—protecting the innocents from anachronisms—welcome you to our ongoing, avid, and sometimes snarky discussions of History Channel's VIKINGS. As we've done since the very first episode, Lissa Bryan and I swap emailed commentary within twelve hours—!!—and here we are again! Lissa is a noteworthy author and historian who takes a delight in finding the real truths of history. Check out her website at www.lissabryan.com. (All Vikings images are used here are the property of the Hist
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