I know that a lot of us have read the books and that even more of us anxiously look forward to ever Sunday night in the Springtime but, after last Sunday’s episode, I find myself wondering why.
Why are we putting ourselves through this?
Fleeting moments of dragon fire and platinum blonde badassery? Imp wit? Jon Snow saying his name that way that he does.
Take a sip:
- What someone is stabbed
- When see someone’s boobs
- When Deanary’s mentions her dragons
- When Deanary’s is called Khalessi or Mother of Dragons
- When Sir Jorah is friendzoned
- When Tyrion is a smartass
- When Tywin puts down one of his kids
- When Jaime is called Kingslayer
- When Melissandre looks into the fire
- When Arya says her death prayer
- Every time Littlefinger or the Spider manipulates something
- Every time Bran worgs
- When Margery manipulates Jeffrey
- Every time Stannis says he is the one true King
- When Jon or Sam mention White walkers/Others
Drink for 5 seconds:
- When someone is killed
- When people have sex
- When someone says their house words
- When someone says Winter is Coming
- When someone says A Lannister Always Pays Their Debts
- When Hodor says Hodor
Take a Shot:
- When the dragons are shown
- When there is incest
- When a main character dies and you can hear George R.R. Martin’s evil laugh
Plus, be sure to check out our Game of Thrones inspired cocktails and shots; the perfect accompaniment to our Drinking Game and the season premiere!
George R. R. Martin promised us that he would release a new chapter for The Winds of Winter this month. Here is an except from that chapter.
She woke with a gasp, not knowing who she was, or where.
The smell of blood was heavy in her nostrils… or was that her nightmare, lingering? She had dreamed of wolves again, of running through some dark pine forest with a great pack at her hells, hard on the scent of prey.
Half-light filled the room, grey and gloomy. Shivering, she sat up in bed and ran a hand across her scalp. Stubble bristled against her palm. I need to shave before Izembaro sees. Mercy, I’m Mercy, and tonight I’ll be raped and murdered. Her true name was Mercedene, but Mercy was all anyone ever called her…
The rest of the chapter can be found here on George R. R. Martin’s official page , everyone is trying to get on there so it might take a while.
The chapter is called ‘Mercy’, who the chapter happens to be about.
Those of us who are caught up on the book know that this is actually an Arya chapter. George R. R. Martin claims that this is actually an old chapter one that he has written a long time ago.
We are still waiting for a released date on The Winds of Winter, I know many of us hope that it will be soon.
The current talk in the Game of Thrones world is the possibility of a Game of Thrones movie.
“It all depends on how long the main series runs. Do we run for seven years? Do we run for eight? Do we run for 10? The books get bigger and bigger (in scope). It might need a feature to tie things up, something with a feature budget, like $100 million for two hours. Those dragons get real big, you know.” – George R. R, Martin
With any luck, viewership will continue to increase for Game of Thrones, this way they can continue to get the budget that the show needs. As much as I like the idea of a movie, the TV seasons are better because they are able to capture more of the elements and story lines from the books.
There is a chance that the movie could be about the Tales of Dunk and Egg, which is set 90 years about before the Game of Thrones books. It is about the ancestors of the current Game of Thrones characters. I would not mind seeing that in a movie form since those books are novellas.
Which would you rather see Game of Thrones as a movie or the prequel novellas as a movie?
For those of us who are very patiently (I do say that with sarcasm) waiting for The Winds of Winter to finally come out. I know, I have not been waiting as long as some people have. While there is no release date for The Wind of Winter as of yet, I know many of us wonder if there will ever be one. George R. R. Martin has given us an excerpt from a Tyrion chapter to help tide us over.
“Somewhere off in the far distance, a dying man was screaming for his mother. ‘To horse!’ a man was yelling in Ghiscari, in the next camp to the north of the Second Sons. ‘To horse! To horse!’ High and shrill, his voice carried a long way in the morning air, far beyond his own encampment. Tyrion knew just enough Ghiscari to understand the words, but the fear in his voice would have been plain in any tongue. I know how he feels.“
We can expect an update from The Winds of Winter soon, which will include a few new characters and location descriptions. It will also include more from Tyrion’s chapter.
George R. R. Martin has acknowledged that the show is getting done a lot quicker then he is writing the remaining 2 books. He might need to spend a bit more time writing. On the plus side George R. R. Martin did tell the creators of the Game of Thrones TV Show how he planned to end it. At least we know that they can continue the story.
Until then, we are just going to have to enjoy the few teaser chapters that we get. At least we will have season 4 of Game of Thrones to help tide us over.