While this season was both shortened and almost devoid of any real meme-heavy moments that have hallmarked previous seasons, and as such didn’t find me reveling in –or posting– them. A quick recap of the moments that thrilled me the most about this shortened season, and the finale in particular. While fan art is still generated rather regularly, it seems that it doesn’t have the same intensity that it once did.
“What do we say to the God of death?”
NOT TODAY BEYOTCH!!!!
Four To Go: Variations on a Quote
Game of Thrones: Typography Posters
Created by Brooke Holland
George RR Martin is now competing with Game of Thrones.
In an interview with IGN, GRRM indicated that he was still hard at work on The Winds of Winter, which won’t be coming out any time soon, and that he was very pleased with a new twist he had come up with: “It involves a couple of characters, one of whom is dead on the show but not dead in the books. The show can’t do this stuff, because they killed a character that I have not killed.” Continue reading
The PR/Marketing Department has spoken:
Game of Thrones ‘Hall of Faces’ Posters
Game of Thrones: George R.R. Martin Says No Winds of Winter Before Season 6
But sheds light on that Jon Snow cliffhanger.
As he has in the past, Martin makes an argument that there’s still plenty for book readers to get from his finished version of the story even if HBO is going to beat him to most of the narrative punches. “Just consider,” Martin writes. “Mago, Irri, Rakharo, Xaro Xhoan Daxos, Pyat Pree, Pyp, Grenn, Ser Barristan Selmy, Queen Selyse, Princess Shireen, Princess Myrcella, Mance Rayder, and King Stannis are all dead in the show, alive in the books. Some of them will die in the books as well, yes… but not all of them, and some may die at different times in different ways.”
Two very good observations from Twitter:
Note: Was so happy to read that George R.R. Martin & I miss the same characters in the series. I’ve redacted the reasons he gave, you can click on the link below to read them, but was in agreement throughout. The Tyrells being the only exception, don’t remember them much from the books, and couldn’t care less. Instead I was hoping Samwell would get to go to Old Town, and the scenes/characters there which intrigued me, but * Sigh * we soldier on…
Martin himself admits that the show could never have included the entirety of his massive cast list, which meant that important figures like “Nimble” Dick Crabb, Aenys Frey, and Dickon Manwoody failed to make the cut. Still, he says, among the missing there are five whose absences hurt most of all. (Spoilers within!)
- Strong Belwas
- Jeyne Poole
- Garlan and Willas Tyrell
- Lady Stoneheart
Listen: Hear him talk about the books
George R.R. Martin on The World of Ice and Fire
This is a fascinating romp through his mind & the various worlds that is a must-listen for any die-hard fan of Game of Thrones or readers of the books in the A Song of Fire and Ice series. Found it fascinating how they created this new compendium and the fact-checking fans creating a hybrid process by which we receive a fully fleshed out world. This sort of thing seems only possible in this era, and really fascinates me for other author/fan collaborations. Now if George would just write faster… 🙂
Moral: Why Tumblr Exists
Setting the Record Straight: Tyrion+Tywin Death Scene
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The Lady Stoneheart Stans are furious, thank you. I’ve never seen so much funny that they weren’t included in the #GameOfThronesFinale in my life.
You Had One Job: Continuity
One of these things is not like the other
The folks at HBO really must not realize how closely their fans scrutinize everything. For they thought we’d let this slip.