Phillip and Sue Lauer have (at least) two big passions in life: their pugs Roxy, Blue and Bono, and the book/TV series “Game of Thrones.” Naturally, like any decent dog-obsessed nerds with a lot of time of their hands, they’ve meticulously recreated the HBO show with their pups playing the various characters, including Jon Snow, Joffrey Baratheon and Daenarys Targaryen. There’s even a puppy-sized Iron Throne that took two full days to make! Impressive. [Buzzfeed]
Dang. Looks like Jon Snow found some time for crunches beyond The Wall. But is there nothing that can put a smile on his damn pretty face? [Imgur]
As far as I’m concerned, there are only two “Game of Thrones” recaps you should be interested in: 1) the in-depth episode recaps at the New York Observer and 2) the hi-laaaaarious Funny or Die series “Gay of Thrones,” in which hair stylist Jonathan dishes on each episode while he works. I can only imagine Jonathan straight up made water in his 2xist smallclothes when A Song of Ice & Fire creator George R. R. Martin agreed to make an appearance. I love the fact that his cameo is also a reference to “The Princess Bride,” one of the best movies ever. (There are spoilers for the season four finales, so beware.) [Funny Or Die]
For far too long, dragons have been terrorizing helpless goats and children in the Seven Kingdoms, and it’s time to do something about it. Call 1-800-DRA-CARYS to donate to the worthy cause of catching fire-breathing dragons and finding them forever catacombs. And heads up! If you call in the next 30 minutes, you’ll be sent your very own photo of a dragon you’re helping to enslave right now. Don’t wait — call now, before another child of Mereen is dumped at Khaleesi’s feet. (Props to my buddy Greg Seals at The Daily Dot for making this hilarious spoof.) [The Daily Dot]
After last week’s wild episode (no spoilers, no worries!), I can’t stop thinking about the upcoming “Game of Thrones” season four finale. Who’s going to die? Who’s going to bang? Who’s going to have to contend with Arya Stark’s steel blade and equally stone cold one-liners? Will Jon Snow ever really know anything? Anyway, in order to prep, I figured this week’s collection of beautiful tattoos could be entirely about the book and televisions series that have captivated the world, resulting in parties where dozens of people at a time can go from enthralled to totally horrified in about 60 seconds flat. Find more tattoos on The Gloss…
GUYS. The “Game of Thrones” finale is THIS WEEKEND. How did the season go by this fast? Why must we wait another year until we get our fix of our favorite Westerosis?
OK, to be fair, I started binge-watching “Game of Thrones” in the beginning of April this year. I’ve been sadly skeptical of the show for the last four years, which I found out was a mistake as soon as I started watching. I’m so addicted that I binged the first three seasons over the course of two weeks and then, not being able to wait a week between episodes, started reading the Song of Ice and Fire series. I’m already halfway through book three. SAVE ME. Keep reading »
One of the few criticisms of Game of Thrones is that it relies too much on gratuitous sex scenes. But some fans look at the franchise and decide that there isn’t nearly enough inappropriate boning. These special people write fan fiction that will make it impossible to ever read the books or watch the show again without feeling dirty in a way that can never be cleansed. Read more on Cracked…
“Game of Thrones” superfans, start saving your coins! For a mere $20,000, A Song of Ice and Fire creator George R.R. Martin will name a character after you in an upcoming book from the series … with the promise that you’ll meet a “grisly death.” Sweet! You can even dictate what your character does — though the manner of death will have to come as a surprise. That $20K will go to a good cause too; Martin is crowdfunding for the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and The Food Depot, two Santa Fe-based organizations. If $20K is too rich for your blood, you could donate $7,500 and get one of Martin’s beloved and well-worn fisherman’s caps. And if you can only donate $20, that’s great too — plus, all donors will be entered into a drawing, with one winner receiving a tour of the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary from Martin himself. Dude, if I won that, I would be so excited I’d instantly make water in my smallclothes. [Business Insider]
Warning: This post contains spoilers about the most recent episodes of “Game of Thrones.”
Uh oh, y’all. I’m worried. After last week’s gruesome conclusion to “Game of Thrones,” in which Oberyn was defeated by Gregor Clegan in the battle to the death that determined Tyrion Lannister’s eventual fate, I’ve started to get really, really concerned that the Imp might not make it out of this season alive. But would George R. R. Martin really kill off such a vital and beloved character? Of course he would! He’s done it time and time again! But if Evil Bitch Queen Cersei gets her wish and has Tyrion executed for the murder of King Joffrey, I will be wrecked. Wrecked!
Listen, as a semi-professional TV watcher, I’ve endured plenty of TV character deaths without shedding a tear, so this isn’t me being melodramatic. Walter White? Saw his death coming and, in fact, hoped for it. Brody on “Homeland”? Whatever, that tiny mouth annoyed me. Andrea on “The Walking Dead”? Did a jig on her fictional grave! But some TV deaths have hit me harder than others. Dear God, “Game Of Thrones,” please don’t make me add Tyrion Lannister to this list…
DAT MULLET presented without comment. [Reddit]