The holidays are upon us, which means it’s time to shop, but what do you get for someone who’s permanently stationed in front of their TV? We’ve compiled some unique gift ideas from Etsy for your friends and family who can’t get enough “Scandal,” “Friends,” “Orange Is The New Black,” “Girls,” “Game Of Thrones,” “Breaking Bad,” “American Horror Story,” “The Mindy Project,” and “Sons Of Anarchy.” Click through to check them out!
MEGA cool: The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is going to be exhibiting the armor from “Game of Thrones” next month with an accompanying talk on arms and armaments featuring the series’ costume designer, Michele Clapton. She’ll be joined by post-minimalist artist Miya Ando and the Met’s curator in Arms and Armor, Pierre Terjanian.
(Have I mentioned before that a suit of armor belonging to an ancestor of mine is in the Met? Once upon a time the Viponds were barons; now we’re, y’know, writers. Well, anyway.) Keep reading »
Theories abound about George R.R. Martin’s plans for the Song of Ice and Fire series, and therefore the Game of Thrones series, but Martin says that the most ridiculous theory of all is that he’s actually finished with the last two books of the series and is sitting on them to create demand. At the 92nd Street Y event for the release of the World of Ice and Fire companion book to the series, Martin said:
“From my point of view, the craziest one is the people who believe that I’ve actually finished all of the books, and I’m just sitting on them for some reason in order to get more money or increase the value, you know, to release them an appropriate point. That’s a pretty crazy one, but there seem to be people who actually believe that.”
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George R. R. Martin’s next book is coming. No, not that one.
Last month, the author talked to the 92Y in Manhattan about The World of Ice & Fire, his new book chronicling the history of Westeros. During the talk, Martin revealed that the Westeros portrayed on television’s “Game of Thrones” can be gorgeous, but it’s not always how he envisioned it would look. ”I wanted accurate versions of these castles. We’ve had a number of different artists draw them on covers and on the fantasy like cards and games, and some of them have been beautiful images but not necessarily accurate to what I described,” Martin said of his vision for the world. Read more on Huffington Post Weird News…
OH YAY: It’s been confirmed that there will be flashbacks on season five of “Game of Thrones.” A woman on Tumblr had leaked that her daughter had read for the part of “Young Cersei,” which unofficially confirmed some of series fans’ dreams, but now writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have officially stated that flashbacks will be included.
Teeny weeny show spoilers ahead (would you guys catch up already?!), but I won’t spoil anything for those of you who are lazy and didn’t read the books (I’m kidding, you’re not lazy, it took me months to get through all five and I had some pretty big chunks of free time). Keep reading »
The next season of “Game of Thrones” will depict a pivotal scene in which Cersei Lannister — the Queen regent and mother to the dearly departed King Joffrey — is stripped naked and shamed by the High Septon, after the show’s producers reached an agreement with Croatian film commissioners. Originally, the film commission was reluctant to give the show permission to film the nude scene in Dubrovnik, Croatia, because it would have required actress Lena Headey (goddess) to walk naked through an actual church. Rather than cut the scene, which most “Game of Thrones” fans who’ve read the books will tell you is essential to Cersei’s story arc, the show and the film commission reached a compromise, and Headey will only be nude walking through the streets, but not in the actual house of worship. Phew! [Huffington Post]