Game of Thrones is a brutal series. They even go so far as to stab pregnant woman in the unborn fetus. They jam their thumbs into people’s eyes while bragging about doing awful things to that person’s sister. There is a cruelty on display in the Game of Thrones world that is rather brutal and can be hard to take at times. Those times mainly being when people we like on Game of Thrones die. But what about those stellar moments when someome who is a scumbag and we have wanted to die actually dies? Those moments are pure payoff. Here are six deaths we wanted and got in Game of Thrones (show). Yes, there will be spoilers (obviously). Also, the show is full of weird “sometimes they come back” moments with their dead, so no idea if all these folks will stay dead. Just saying, these deaths were awesome.
As much as the season finale of Game of Thrones stirred up a jumble of emotions in the show’s viewers, we all know in our hearts that we are eagerly waiting for the next season to start.
As with every TV show, the break between seasons is annoying. And every
crazy passionate fan can go nuts while waiting.
Luckily enough for us Game of Thrones fans, filming is ongoing, and there is a lot on social media to devour. Check out the Game of Thrones subreddit if you haven’t already. That should keep you busy for a while.
And here’s another treat for you: LEGO Game of Thrones.
How can that go wrong?
LEGO Game of Thrones is the project of Krystian Kuciński, a design student, together with fellow students. They used software such as Maya, Photoshop and CryEngine to create 3D scenery into animation. Of course, the best part is they used LEGO.
Here are some photos to give you a peek.
But those are just stills. Wait till you see the video, and you won’t regret spending five minutes of your life watching it. Or maybe more, because you’ll probably watch it more than once. AFOL and/or GoT fans, this one’s for you.
More GoT love:
While people are still reeling from and ranting about the Game of Thrones season 5 finale, casting and filming for season 6 is about to begin. The news is that the cast is on packing their bags to go and film in Girona, Spain. Additionally, casting for extras in Ireland is also supposed to be going on – at least the scouting part.
However shocking the last season has been, HBO is not giving up on one of the most popular TV shows today. Why would they anyway?
In other news – good news for book readers – GRRM is finally hunkering down to get “The Winds of Winter” finished. He says he’s not going to write for any season 6 episode because his priority is the next book. Yay!
So what are we to do while we wait – both for the next season and the next book?
We can re-watch all five seasons. We can re-read all five books.
We can also nerd out on the filming locations of Game of Thrones. We already know where they have filmed in the past, but here’s something cool to play with: an interactive map of Game of Thrones filming locations.
Titled “Game of Thrones: Discovering the New World”, the interactive map takes you to all the places where the cast has been.
When you hover over a location and then click, trivia about that place will be displayed, together with info related to the show (like what season, what place the location represented in the show, etc.).
You can also simply click on “Skip to location” so you don’t get dizzy from moving the cursor through the map.
From County Down, Northern Ireland to Morocco to Osuna, Spain, this interactive Game of Thrones filming location map is rather fun to look at – especially if you’re a trivia nerd. Or, if you’re a traveler and want to hop from one location to another, you have your itinerary mapped out for you. At no extra charge.
Play around with the map here.
Why do we enjoy the fantasy worlds we read and watch so much? Because for most of us, they provide an awesome distraction from real life. Bills and relationship problems are the last thing you are thinking about when massive dragons are flying around, roasting people like marshmallows. It provides an essential escape for many of us who feel we need it. And that escape is often into a world far more fantastic than our own. But what happens when that fantasy world gets so dark and twisted, it is just not a place you want to visit anymore? What happens when what was once an escape turns into torture? This is exactly what the writer and show runners need to ask themselves after the Game of Thrones finale that ran this week. The same Game of Thrones finale that finally caused millions of fans to throw their hands up and say: f*ck this sh*t. A finale that went so far overboard in its cruelty, very few have anything nice to even say about it. Now if you ended your entire show that way, cool. Leave people all messed up and walk away. But to make a finale like that for a show you intend to bring back was career suicide. You just officially made a world too ugly for people to enjoy. Congrats on that. No fantasy series has ever dived so low. You guys must be proud. Obvious spoilers for the Game of Thrones finale ahead. Also, this is a discussion about the show and not the books, so don’t come on the thread busting out stupid spoiler shit please? Thanks.
Russian artist and illustrator Tarusov has got one heck of a [adjective of your choice] mind. He obviously loves the girls of Game of Thrones, and he couldn’t resist playing with them.
Pin-up Game of Thrones Girls.
Here’s the mandatory warning: there might be some NSFW content.
There are a LOT of images to browse through, so I thought I’d pick out the best pin-up Game of Thrones girls. Obviously, the following collection is biased.
The Mother of Dragons
I wish there were more dragons, but this one will do. I think it’s about Daenerys anyway? ;)
She really must be used to the cold.
Arya may be the last person I’d think of when it comes to pin-up girls, but this one is very nicely and tastefully done. Love it!
Becoming "No One" for dummies #gameofthrones #arya #aryastark #starks #maisiewilliams #Maisie #Williams #арья #старк #арьястарк #hound #needle #noone #winteriscoming #daenerys #targaryen #daenerystargaryen #emiliaclarke #jon #jonsnow #got #hbo #pinup #gotpinup #art #gotart #illustration #youknownothing
If Arya can be a pin-up girl, then Sansa certainly should be there. Or maybe not. In any case, this is the happiest I’ve seen her, don’t you think?
She may be big and strong as a knight and not as comely as princesses, but Brienne is beautiful in her own right.
Okay, she’s a biatch, but she is one beautiful biatch. Good luck with the Iron Throne, lady.
Which one is your favorite?
For people like me who are not up-to-date with this season of Game of Thrones, it seems we are missing out on something huge. It’s the Internet so if you hate spoilers, go outside and stay offline, but of course, that’s almost an impossible thought. So assuming you have been online these past weeks, then you’ll have at least a hint about HBO and GRRM stirring up controversy – and receiving some hate, too.
I can’t say much about that except that it does seem too horrible, but I do love the books and the episodes I have watched so far; so why not lighten up the mood a bit with some funny Game of Thrones memes? If I seem insensitive, and make you want to hunt me down…please don’t!
Oh, and spoiler alert.
Funny Game of Thrones memes
Game of Loans
Well, student loans are no joke, but sometimes we all need comic relief.
Everyone knows Gandalf the Grey became Gandalf the White, but whoever thought he’d become Gandalf the Whitewalker??? Man, that’s scary sh#t, with eagles and all on his side.
Deadpool. He-Man. GRRM.
Nothing can go wrong. Absolutely.
All your dead
Of course someone had to create this.
Words of wisdom from the Imp
If Tyrion says so, it must be true. What do you guys think?
Because Liam Neeson.
“Revenge is a dish best served cold”, and GRRM has had it coming since he wrote the Stark’s house motto. I’m sorry, buddy. Then again, maybe we should all wait till the books are all finished and published.
We’ve got more GoT:
Methinks we’ve got more than our fair share of Japanophiles in this community, and if you are one of them, you’ll be feasting your eyes on some pretty sick artwork.
If you’re a Japanophile and a Game of Thrones fan, then you’ll be in heaven. Even if you only watch the HBO’s Game of Thrones, and you haven’t read A Song of Ice and Fire by GRRM, I bet you’ll have a lot to say about these Japanese Game of Thrones book covers.
Now, we have all sorts of covers for the English books, with readers having their preferred version. Here’s a sample – just for Book One, A Game of Thrones.
And that’s not all of it.
They’re not bad at all. In fact, these are awesome covers in my book.
However, the Japanese Game of Thrones book covers are something else. Huge images alert! Also, possible spoilers!
A Game of Thrones
Daenerys is also introduced in the first book, but she isn’t the Mother of Dragons we know today – yet. What I am wondering about is this: if Daenerys is portrayed like this in Japanese Game of Thrones book covers, what would Khal Drogo look like? Any ideas?
A Clash of Kings
Arya with Needle
Sansa didn’t have such a major role in the books as she does now in the TV series, and I have to admit she isn’t my favorite character – far from that. IMHO, this piece of art is perfect in that regard.
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
Brother and sister. Lovers. Enemies?
A Dance with Dragons
The latest book that has been published, A Dance with Dragons feature the following three characters heavily.
More Game of Thrones:
We just can’t help it. Game of Throne is the only thing in our mind, so naturally, this week’s edition of Fandom Friday is all about the show.
We’ve covered your Season 5 premiere party needs: Game of Thrones Food Ideas for Your Season 5 Premiere Party.
We shared some Game of Thrones mashups fun: 16 Awesome Game of Thrones Mashups.
This time, we have three things for you. Enjoy!
Game of Thrones: The Kingsroadmap
Spend today and tomorrow playing with Game of Thrones: The Kingsroadmap. It’s basically a recap of the previous seasons, and its interactive format makes the journey enjoyable.
Here’s a cool thing. According to its creators, “you can check back each week for breakdowns of each new episode of Season 5. Scroll through or skip to episodes below or even use your arrow keys to explore the map and see how the story unfolds”.
It’s the perfect time to plan a trip (or go on one), and what better destination(s) than the filming locations of Game of Thrones?
Roadtrippers has put together the ultimate itinerary if you’re game. As they say in their blog, “grab your battle axe (and your merkin) and get ready to take the most legendary Game of Thrones road trip of all time. Dragons not included.”
I think I’ll take Needle instead.
For the lovebirds
Weddings and George R.R. Martin aren’t exactly best friends, but in real life, some Game of Thrones fans have actually gotten away with saying their vows. In full Game of Thrones regalia.
If you’re planning your own wedding – or even just dreaming of it – then here’s the perfect guide.
With that, we shall bid you adieu for the week.
Have a blast on Sunday!!!
A little more patience, my fellow Game of Thrones addicts. It’s been an agonizingly long wait, but we’ll get there. We’ll soon see Season 5.
In the meantime, you have time to prepare the grub for your Season 5 premiere party: Game of Thrones Food Ideas for Your Season 5 Premiere Party.
Also, in an effort to dampen my excitement for the premiere, I’ve been looking at some awesome Game of Thrones mashups. As it turns out, it didn’t do much for me as the mashups only made me think of the show even more. D’oh.
Still, I did find myself cracking up over these awesome Game of Thrones mashups. Let me share the fun with you today.
1. Princess of Thrones – The Princess Bride meets Game of Thrones
Let’s start off with a bang, which couldn’t be bigger if you think The Princess Bride is a must-watch. Look out for the famous line from Inigo Montoya…
2. Game of Thrones, Legend of Zelda Intro Teaser – Game of Hyrule Opening
Creator Megasteakman says:
The Legend of Zelda, Link to the Past world map undergoes a Game of Thrones transformation in this epic, CG intro sequence. Netflix should hire us to do the intro for their ‘canceled’ Hyrule romp. I hope you guys like it, and remember: in the Game of Hyrule you win… or you look up the answer to that puzzle online.
3. Game of Thrones Muppets
If you think about it, we’re all muppets sometimes. Yehudi Mercado drew some really cool mashups, of which here are a few.
See all the Game of Thrones muppets here.
4. My Little Pony Meets the Last Dragon
5. Community Meets Game of Thrones
Community confuses me right now. I feel like it’s going down the drain, but I still continue watching it. I won’t be wrong in saying that this mashup by Straniero is funnier, will I?
6. Men in Black Know Nothing
The perfect mashup in terms of wordplay. The art is not bad either.
You can purchase t-shirts with this design here.
7. Bart Snow
Jon Snow in detention. Because he knows nothing, the poor boy.
8. Princess Mononoke Meets Ygritte and Jon
He really does know nothing. On another note, wolves!
9. Grumpy Tyrion
So this may not exactly be a mashup but I just couldn’t resist adding this photo. It has made the Internet rounds, but Grumpy Tyrion has to be seen yet again.
10. Thanos: Game of Thrones
One word: amazing!
Meksicano of deviantART has to be commended for this piece of work.
11. The Dark Lord of Thrones
There has, of course, to be a Star Wars mashup. As dark as the elements are supposed to be, a little color is always welcome.
12. Throne of Games
Can you identify all the items that make up this Throne of Games?
13. The Wonderful World of Westeros
What can be more wonderful than the world of Disney? When Disney princesses become Game of Thrones characters, this is what we get. Can you name each one?
14. King Baymax
I don’t know about you, but the heir to the Throne is now undisputed. Falalalalalala…
15. First Class Character Poster
This one’s so bad that it is rather good. I just feel for Theon, as awful as he has been.
16. The Lord of Winterfell
Saving the best for last…If King Baymax is the undisputed heir to the Throne, then Lord Tony Stark is undoubtedly Ned Stark’s successor. Boy, doesn’t he look good?
Scratch that Game of Thrones itch. Buy some:
April is here, and the long wait for season 5 of Game of Thrones is almost over!
The chances are, you’re planning a watching party, and you want to make it a grand one. A nice huge TV, awesome surround sound, fellow Game of Thrones fanatics, and of course, food and drink.
Make sure you’ve got enough mulled wine and free-flowing ale, and you’re pretty much all set.
But there has got to be Game of Thrones food as well, right? If you need help, here are awesome Game of Thrones food ideas for your season 5 premiere party. They’re sure to make the event a hit.
In the first season, one of the most memorable occasions (if not the most memorable) was King Robert Baratheon’s visit to Winterfell. That was the turning point which changed everything for the Starks.
As befitting a king, the Starks served up a feast – although supposedly simple compared to what’s normally served at court. One of the mouthwatering dishes is the Honey-roasted Chicken, and if you’re planning a dinner party, this is a good choice.
Here’s a recipe which you can follow.
Cupcake-tin pork pies
Pork pies! I’d eat them any day, and I’m pretty sure that if served at a season premiere party, they will sell like hotcakes. These pork pies aren’t exactly the ones we see in the story, but they are handier to eat. Perfect for eating in front of the TV.
Learn how to make them here.
Meat and onion skewers
This dish is also from the first book of the series. Catelyn Stark visited her sister Lysa at the Eyrie, but before she was allowed to go up, she was offered some kabobs by the guard. The way Catelyn devoured the skewered kabobs was not exactly lady-like, but if they taste as good as they look…
This is easy enough to make for your party, and you’ll have high fives all around from your meat-loving friends.
For dessert, make sure you have some lemon cakes. The one pictured above are “Medieval Lemon Cakes”, which are Sansa’s favorite. Whether you like Sansa or not, want to bet that you’ll love these lemon cakes?
They’re also perfect finger food, which can be eaten while watching the show.
Honeycake with blackberries
Another option for dessert is Honeycake with Blackberries. How can one resist these pretty little things? In fact, this cake doesn’t have to be served as dessert. Just lay them out on the table, and your guests will probably grab them as they go.
I’m not sure if other berries will work, but if you don’t particularly like blackberries, I don’t see why strawberries or blueberries won’t be just as good.
The recipe for this also comes from The Inn at the Crossroads, which we just love!
Now here’s a complete menu, courtesy of gordogg24p. You don’t have to think about food choices anymore, and your guests will have a blast with the names.