But, as the fantasy series' creator George R. R. Martin explains in a Galaxy s Edge Magazine interview, it's never gratuitous, however bloody the demise may be.Particularly if you re writing about war, which is certainly a central subject in Game of Thrones.You don t get to live forever just because you are a cute kid or the hero s best friend or the hero.And certainly, the blood continues to be spilt in the latest season of Game of Thrones, with season six seeing a significant character being 'offed in pretty much every episode so far.Interestingly, the show hasn't lost its bloodlust despite now outpacing the source material – the next entry in the book series that covers the contents of season six was due for release back in January, but as of May 2016 Martin admitted The Winds of Winter still wasn't ready.Galaxy s Edge Magazine via Independent
We ve seen Beatles pancakes.We ve seen Rick and Morty pancakes.We ve even seen How To Basic parody the phenomenon of pancake art.As internet trends go, this one is on the wane, but we d be remiss not to point of how incredible these Game of Thrones characters look as breakfast food.Somehow the people of Dancakes were able to make these tasty creations look exactly like the show s actors, complete with realistic hair and shading.Don t feel bad about eating them though—George R R Martin is probably going to kill 90 per cent of them these characters off in the next book.
Robert Kirkman discusses the fear of Outcast and whether or not Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead will ever cross over.Star Trek BeyondA new poster has been unveiled Coming Soon TarzanWarcraftThe cast and crew discuss bringing the world of Azeroth to life in a new featurette.Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2New York Knicks player Carmelo Anthony inexplicably appears in this new clip.Game of ThronesSpeaking to Entertainment Weekly, producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss revealed that after the show surpassed the pace of George R. R. Martin s A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the author told them three holy shit moments that would form the future parts of the story and thus the show .Your friends and neighbors and loved ones can be your greatest enemy at the turn of a dime, and it s not because they re mindless monsters — they re a cunning, manipulative, very dangerous creature that is suddenly in your midst.ScreamA gallery of images from the first episode of season two, I Know What You Did Last Summer has been released—more at the link.
A group of dissatisfied Game of Thrones fans want to fix the TV show s disappointing Dornish plotline.The mission statement is simple: We want twenty million dollars to write, produce, and distribute a Dorne Replacement for HBO s Game of Thrones.They re intended as plug-and-play inserts to soothe fans unhappy with HBO s interpretation of the Dornish story detailed in the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, penned by George R. R. Martin.Our plan is to create a patch for Game of Thrones season five s Dorne storyline with our own fairly interesting and competently executed alternative plot.The team is comprised of a five people: actor/producer David Panfilo, producer/director Sean Ireland, ideas guy what?The costume and set designers for the show did a fantastic job with the Dornish culture, and many of our qualms come from strange writing choices and what seemed like a misallocation of creative resources, the team explains.
GIFMaking a rare public appearance, George R. R. Martin was a guest at Balticon last weekend, where the author read a new extract from Winds of Winter.Because apparently, Brienne counts Ser Duncan the Tall, one of the most famous knights in Westeros, among her ancestors.Art by Mike MillerShow fans may not be familiar with Duncan Joffrey mentions him when reading out the history of the Kingsguard in an episode from season four , but A Song of Ice and Fire readers should be more than familiar with the name.Much lighter-hearted and set many years before the events of the main books, the stories recount the adventures of legendary hedge knight Duncan, better known as Dunk from his days as a commoner in Flea Bottom, and his squire, Egg.Egg is actually Aegon Targaryen, who starts the stories as a prince well down the line of succession for the Iron Throne, but who eventually becomes King Aegon V. Dunk and Egg travel all over Westeros performing knightly deeds, while the young Targaryen was able to experience his family s kingdom from a commoner s perspective.Plus, Dunk is often cited as one of Martin s favorite characters to boot, right down to him requesting HBO turn the novellas into TV movies, so it shows how highly he regards Brienne to link her lineage to him.
Making a rare public appearance, George R. R. Martin was a guest at Balticon last weekend, where the author read a new extract from Winds of Winter.Because apparently, Brienne counts Ser Duncan the Tall, one of the most famous knights in Westeros, among her ancestors.Art by Mike MillerShow fans may not be familiar with Duncan Joffrey mentions him when reading out the history of the Kingsguard in an episode from season four , but A Song of Ice and Fire readers should be more than familiar with the name.Much lighter-hearted and set many years before the events of the main books, the stories recount the adventures of legendary hedge knight Duncan, better known as Dunk from his days as a commoner in Flea Bottom, and his squire, Egg".Egg is actually Aegon Targaryen, who starts the stories as a prince well down the line of succession for the Iron Throne, but who eventually becomes King Aegon V. Dunk and Egg travel all over Westeros performing knightly deeds, while the young Targaryen was able to experience his family s kingdom from a commoner s perspective.Plus, Dunk is often cited as one of Martin s favourite characters, right down to him requesting HBO turn the novellas into TV movies, so it shows how highly he regards Brienne to link her lineage to him.
This entire nearly hour-long conversation between writing luminaries George R. R. Martin and Stephen King is well worth listening to in its entirety, but before that: skip to around 50:08 and hear Martin ask the one question he s always wanted to put to King.It s worth it.The interview comes from a recent event in Albuquerque, New Mexico that s been recently made available online, and Martin s demand to know how King writes so many books, so fast isn t just cute—especially considering Martin s own infamous writing pace when it comes to A Song of Ice and Fire—but a really interesting insight into how the two writers approach their work ethic.King just writes and writes and writes, regardless of if it ll end up being cut or not.Martin, on the other hand, prefers to take his time.Via EW
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But it s here, and in Winds of Winter, we watch the narrative diaspora of our main characters contract and reconsolidate: Bran is heading south, Arya and Daenerys are heading east, and much of King s Landing going up in smoke.Cersei emerges from her mourning into the Rhythm Nation regime, donning a severe black gown with golden shoulder pads that make her look like a cross between a medieval general and a 1980s female executive; she is Queen of the Andals, if also ashes.In the math of internet shipping, that means that Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark are the real parents of Jon Snow—not Ned Stark and some rando—giving him a pretty great claim not just to the North but to the whole of the Seven Kingdoms.Of course, while Jon was surely brave in the battle that he totally screwed up, he still totally screwed it up, and it was Sansa who saved them all.There s a lot about her departure from the House of Black and White that feels strange and inconsistent, particularly when it comes to the granular details that are George R. R. Martin s bread and butter.Everyone wants the former, but taking it usually requires blood, hence the latter.
Even though it took place three seasons ago, the Red Wedding in Game of Thrones is still probably one of the most shocking things to ever happen on the series.And though George RR Martin is wildly imaginative in creating the world of Westeros, the inspiration for the Red Wedding actually comes from history.We did this to ourselves before Game of Thrones did it.Real Life Lore explores how the Black Dinner where a 16-year-old and his little brother got executed while eating dinner as guests of 10-year-old King James II and the Massacre of Glencoe where a family and its three settlements basically got burned down and erased during 15th and 17th century Scotland compares to the Red Wedding.The Black Dinner would be what happens to Robb, Talisa, and Catelyn, and the Massacre of Glencoe would be what happened to the army.Of course, much of this is known already, but the video does a fine job in showing how reality is just as screwed up and savage as fiction.
Even though it took place three seasons ago, the Red Wedding in Game of Thrones is still probably one of the most shocking things to ever happen on the series.And though George RR Martin is wildly imaginative in creating the world of Westeros, the inspiration for the Red Wedding actually comes from history.We did this to ourselves before Game of Thrones did it.Real Life Lore explores how the Black Dinner where a 16-year-old and his little brother got executed while eating dinner as guests of 10-year-old King James II and the Massacre of Glencoe where a family and its three settlements basically got burned down and erased during 15th and 17th century Scotland compares to the Red Wedding.The Black Dinner would be what happens to Robb, Talisa, and Catelyn, and the Massacre of Glencoe would be what happened to the army.Of course, much of this is known already but the video does a fine job in showing how reality is just as screwed up and savage as fiction.
Action figures are a mainstay of pop culture.The injection-molded toys trace back to the Star Wars characters manufactured by Kenner.But even though almost every franchise now has a corresponding toy line, there are still some cultural icons who don t have action figures of their own.Jason Brockert sought to fill that gap with his solo gallery show Figures in Action, a collection of paintings and limited edition prints featuring actors, authors, and celebrities who haven t yet been turned into toys.Nintendo s rock star game designer Shigeru Minamoto for one, and author George R. R. Martin for another.Brockert also painted astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, comedian Tig Notaro, and the cast of Golden Girls as well.
3-D scans of Pheidole drogon minor left and major worker right , a newly discovered species named after the dragons in 'Game of Thrones'.A dragon from "Game of Thrones" has come to life — sort of.A new ant species' dragon-like appearance inspired scientists to name it for the fire-breathing star of the popular fantasy series.The Pheidole drogon's large and distinctive spine reminded researchers of Drogon, one of the dragons on the "Game of Thrones" TV show, adapted from the novels written by George R. R. Martin.The ant's spiny characteristics were captured in detail using 3D-imaging technology, which the researchers employed to help identify and document several new ant species.Their findings were published in two different papers published online today July 27 in the journal PLOS ONE.
The Iron Throne is one of the most iconic images in Game of Thrones, and yet it s always been a bit, well, lackluster.Now, someone s taken it upon themselves to make a throne worthy of the Ruler of Westeros—or, at least, their Lego counterpart.It s no secret that the Iron Throne from the show is not the one many fans have envisioned from the books.That includes A Song of Ice and Fire author George RR Martin, who s never quite gotten into the melted down armchair that now graces Cersei Lannister s royal keister.He even commented on it back in 2013 on his LiveJournal.It s not the Iron Throne I see when I m working on The Winds of Winter.
To say that George R. R. Martin s Winds of Winter is very, very highly anticipated is putting it very, very mildly—so any micro-crumb of information regarding a release date is going to attract attention.Today s pulse-quickening clue comes courtesy of Amazon s French site, which has a release date for the book listed.It s March 9th, 2017—specifically noted as being for the paperback, rather than the traditional hardback initial release, which only adds to the sketchy believability of the news.To reiterate: this comes with no confirmation from Martin, who will surely share the good news once he s finally finished working on the thing that s been hanging over his head since July 2011, when A Dance With Dragons was released.The date could just be an Amazon placeholder, a mistake, a prank, or a glimpse into a parallel reality.Martin s most recent blog post went up September 3rd, and it s all about the latest Wild Cards novel, High Stakes.
To say that George R. R. Martin s Winds of Winter is very, very highly anticipated is putting it very, very mildly—so any micro-crumb of information regarding a release date is going to attract attention.Today s pulse-quickening clue comes courtesy of Amazon s French site, which has a release date for the book listed.It s March 9th, 2017—specifically noted as being for the paperback, rather than the traditional hardback initial release, which only adds to the sketchy believability of the news.To reiterate: this comes with no confirmation from Martin, who will surely share the good news once he s finally finished working on the thing that s been hanging over his head since July 2011, when A Dance With Dragons was released.The date could just be an Amazon placeholder, a mistake, a prank, or a glimpse into a parallel reality.Martin s most recent blog post went up September 3rd, and it s all about the latest Wild Cards novel, High Stakes.
The books from the hugely popular A Song of Ice and Fire series – better known as Game of Thrones – will be re-released by Apple on iBooks.George RR Martin, the author of the series announced the new digital copies, hailing them as an an amazing next step in the world of books .HarperCollins, the publisher of the series added that the interactive editions will have a "world of additional content".The updates will give the books new interactive features including character maps, glossaries and annotations.What s more, each digital edition will include an excerpt from Winds of Winter, the next book in A Song of Ice and Fire.Watch: 9.7-inch iPad Pro: All you need to know
George RR Martin has collaborated with Apple to release the digital edition of Game of Thrones books.To continue providing news and award winning journalism, we rely on advertising revenue.To continue reading, please turn off your ad blocker or whitelist us."The digital book gives readers the ability to experience all this rich secondary material that had not been possible before.These enhanced editions available only on iBooks include sigils and family trees and glossaries.Anything that confuses you, anything you want to know more about, it's right there at your fingertips.
George R. R. Martin s Game of Thrones series has become a huge hit worldwide thanks to the HBO drama, but the original books are just as popular in their own right.To help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first novel in the series, Apple s iBooks store is releasing new, exclusive digital versions in the form of their enhanced editions, featuring interactive elements and artwork.The first book, A Song of Ice and Fire, is available on iBooks now for $9, with books two through five available for pre-order and releasing in the coming months.Just like the iBooks editions of the Harry Potter series, each e-book will feature enhancements like illustrations alongside the text, interactive character maps and annotations, and details about the surroundings and different houses with each chapter.The annotations are all approved by Martin himself, and feature background details about the world of Westeros.The other big features is a glossary of characters, terms, and locations, which will expand to include the four following books as they are released.
While not even George R.R.Martin himself is too sure about his prediction of a 2017 release for the long-awaited Winds of Winter, we now know at least one tale from the world of Westeros will see print this year: as part of an upcoming fantasy anthology book.Martin has penned several short stories set in the world of A Song of Ice and Fire in the past—and it looks like another is coming in this year s Book of Swords, edited by Gardner Dozois.Eagle eyed fans spotted that a new listing for the anthology, which is due out October 10th, advertises that one of the 15 stories contained within is a new story from George R. R. Martin set in the world of A Game of Thrones.Sadly, there s not much more information about the story than that just yet.Before anyone gets too furious at the thought of Martin writing and publishing something this year that isn t the latest entry in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, which fans have been waiting for since 2011, there s a good amount of speculation floating around that this new tale isn t actually 100 per cent new content.
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