Hi, after the sudden and unexpected death of our beloved pet cat on Sunday, we've decided to adopt two kittens. We are finalists for the adoption and will meet them on Saturday. The kitten we are basing the adoption around is a white male shorthair. We are working on finding him a littermate or bonded kitten to come home with him. I want to name him Jon Snow after the Game of Thrones character because he is one of my favorite characters (also...winter is coming, people!). [more inside]
What are some good fandom-related Halloween treats or tricks for an artsy foodie fangirl? [more inside]
I'm about halfway through reading the first Game of Thrones book, and I'm looking for some literary criticism or in-depth articles about the series' writing (books only). [more inside]
I am a show watcher wondering if a specific Game of Thrones fan theory has been confirmed in the books. I am hoping that the Maesters among us will deign to indulge me. [more inside]
I've only watched the show, but I regularly read fan theories online about Game of Thrones. [more inside]
I'm looking for a good collection of parodies/novelty versions of the Game of Thrones theme song. I've googled around, but am afraid to click on random ones because I don't want the story spoiled beyond what's been portrayed on the TV show so far. I've found the brilliant Game of Phones and the, uh, inimitable Peter Dinklage. I've also suffered through the smooth jazz cover. What else is there? [more inside]
What are your favorite tumblrs related to A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones? I am looking for (in this order) high quality analysis, gifsets, and fan art. I am already familiar with ALL LEATHER MUST BE BOILED and Comics of Ice and Fire.
Mr. HoLoG and I have been cast as Ygritte and Jon Snow in a Game of Thrones themed costume dinner party on Saturday. We have never watched Game of Thrones, although I have read the first book. Our hosts have been gracious enough to lend us the entire series on DVD, but we don't have time to mainline the whole thing. Can you suggest selected episodes that will help us pick up characterization and catchphrases?
I want to make a choker/necklace with some sort of glowing red "jewel" in the center for Halloween... [more inside]
Game of Thrones question: Without spoilers, can you tell me what Sansa thinks happened to her sister at this point in the story? (Halfway through book three/end of season three of the TV show)? What about the rest of the Starks? [more inside]
Ser Jorah Mormont of Bear Island, the knight exiled from Westeros, spends a lot of time in season 2 of Game of Thrones with his shirt half open (thank you, Gods). But one thing has been bugging me. What is the leather strap he always has on underneath his shirt? It's the piece that goes over one shoulder, across his chest, and under his other arm. Is it just a costumey accessory to make him look like a rugged medieval cowboy, or does it serve a practical purpose?
I have just watched season 1 and 2 of Game of Thrones and am burned out by the level of violence. I sense myself getting desensitized to it. Right now I am taking a break from going forward to season 3. I am considering whether I want to continue watching the extreme violence even though I like the characters and the scope of the story. Should i stop now or continue. It does't make sense to close my eyes to the violent parts because I would miss the whole show. No, I don't want to read the books, I am a visual person.
I have a question about the second season of Game of Thrones. [spoiler] [more inside]
Two Game of Thrones questions re: Roose Bolton. (SPOILERS for viewers who haven't yet watched this season; would like to AVOID SPOILERS regarding events that happen in the books beyond the Red Wedding) [more inside]
How accurate are TV shows and movies in their portrayal of cutting throats and lopping off limbs? [warning; Game of Thrones spoilers] [more inside]
A coworker wanted to know what the next book series to be made into TV shows/movies are so he can get ahead of the curve. I have some ideas, but I'm looking for more. [more inside]
What would you name a cocktail specifically concocted to drink while watching Game of Thrones? [more inside]
I spent my holiday break watching the first two seasons of Game of Thrones on HBO, having not read the books. Now I can't wait until late March for the third season and want to pick up with the books. Will I be able start with Storm of Swords, the third book? How closely does the show hew to the books, in terms of plot, character and chronology?
I want to be a night's watchman (from Game of Thrones) for halloween. It's not too hard of a costume, considering I just get all black stuff and wear it, and try to find some black fur looking stuff too. However, in the tv show everyone's outfits are pretty faded and covered in snow. How can I replicate that? Any other suggestions? [more inside]
Requesting intelligent, well-written "realistic" epic fantasy book suggestions. Having George R.R. Martin withdrawals. Need more severed heads & engaging dialogue and relatable bleakness, less "you're the one," stilted conversations and Randomly capitalized Words. [more inside]
How to phrase my feelings about Game of Thrones? [more inside]
Game of Thrones: I recently finished watching the second season of the HBO show. Does the second book in the series contain any spoilers for what might happen in the third season of the TV show? [more inside]
I'm watching Game of Thrones and noticed that often the windows do not have glass, and yet I think I sometimes see glass trinkets. Glass seems like a very important technology because it keeps out bugs but allows in light, which sounds pretty useful when disease travels by insects and the winter is coming. When does glass begin to become a common-place part of domiciles, and what benefits did it mainly have for human civilization when it began to be more widely used in architecture? Is technologically feasible for the world of Game of Thrones, and if not, what are the main constraints?
I tried reading Game of Thrones a couple of years ago, and I hated it. I maybe made it through half. Just watched the first season of the series and I (mostly) really liked it. Now that I have some interest in the characters, will the things I hated bother me less, or should I just stick with the show? [more inside]
I'm looking for something like game of thrones, but real. Epic, sweeping historical fiction with complex stories, political intrigue, backstabbing, and moral ambiguity. [more inside]
Suppose there's a 700-foot-high wall of ice sitting in an environment that resembles, for the sake of argument, Alaska. I have some questions about the physics and long-term stability of such a structure. [more inside]
Where might I procure a cheap old timey laced vest for a nerdy Game of Thrones Halloween costume? [more inside]
One hundred forty pages into Game of Thrones, and I feel like an uninvited guest at a wedding banquet, floored by unfamiliar names and familial relationships and alliances. What do I need to know to get over the hump? [more inside]
Game of Thrones filter: I recently finished watching the first season of the HBO show (and enjoyed it very much). Is it possible to read the eponymous first book in the series without giving away any spoilers for what might happen in the second season of the TV show? That is to say, is season one coterminous with book one? [more inside]
[Game of Thrones Filter, likely spoilers] Did Syrio the swordmaster get killed or not? [more inside]
Game of Thrones: I haven't read the book, but I've been watching the HBO t.v. series. Do the long winters occur only on the Westeros continent? Or is it assumed that the long winters impact both Essos and Westeros, and/or is the result of some global phenomenon? [more inside]
Please help me find a way to watch the upcoming Game of Thrones miniseries on HBO that starts this week, without having to actually subscribe to HBO. [more inside]
I'm half-way through George R.R. Martin's "A Feast for Crows" and I have a question about the timelines of this book versus the eventual "A Dance with Dragons"? (POSSIBLE SPOILERS WITHIN) [more inside]