So, sh*t went down for serious at last night's season five finale. People, as they have been all season, are mad.
Here's a compilation of people being angry.
George R. R. Martin, creator of worlds and professional grumpy pants, took to his Livejournal June 10 to try and plead for some sanity regarding the fan reactions over the last couple Game of Thrones episodes that aired this season on HBO.
In his huffiest tone, Martin tries to explain that he only can control his books and to please stop trying to get him to change things in the show.
Meanwhile, other wars are breaking out on other fronts, centered around the last few episodes of GAME OF THRONES. It is not my intention to get involved in those, nor to allow them to take over my blog and website, so please stop emailing me about them, or posting off-topic comments here on my Not A Blog. Wage those battles on Westeros, or Tower of the Hand, or Boiled Leather, or Winter Is Coming, or Watchers on the Walls. Anyplace that isn't here, actually.
Yes, I know that THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER named me "the third most powerful writer in Hollywood" last December. You would be surprised at how little that means. I cannot control what anyone else says or does, or make them stop saying or doing it, be it on the fannish or professional fronts. What I can control is what happens in my books, so I am going to return to that chapter I've been writing on THE WINDS OF WINTER now, thank you very much.
If you're not caught up on the show, we won't spoil anything for you, but let's just say that some serious sh*t has gone down which was not included in Martin's writings. People got mad about it.
With the season 5 finale airing on June 14, we can only guess whether the send off will mollify or further infuriate the fan base. Either way, you should probably leave Martin alone. If only to give him time to finish theses damn books already.
These YouTube impersonators are given the chance to stack their impressions up against the real thing.
As a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kit Harrington got to sit in the judges seat as three live impersonators tried to give it their best bastards of Winterfell.
Watchers on the Wall has collected some pretty unrevealing, yet still neat, pictures of the last episode in this crazy season.
HBO also put out the synopsis for the last episode of season five, which will air June 14: "Stannis marches. Dany is surrounded by strangers. Cersei seeks forgiveness. Jon is challenged."
Let's try to figure out what's going on!
Boing Boing reported on a new book in the Game of Thrones canon, though it may not be what fans are clamoring to read.
This fall, Bantam will publish George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones Coloring Book (A Song of Ice and Fire), for adults. According to Bantam, it will feature black-and-white original "art by world renowned fantasy illustrators Yvonne Gilbert, John Howe, Tomislav Tomic, Adam Stower and Levi Pinfold."
There's already an Amazon page for the book, which lists a release date of Oct. 27, 2015.
So sharpen those crayons, and make sure you have plenty of red, for this autumn.
HBO is getting back into the mockumentary game with the upcoming movie 7 Days in Hell starring Kit Harrington and Andy Samberg as two rival tennis pros.
The minute-long trailer only gives you a taste of the tournament to come, but it at least leaves us comfortable in the knowledge that Will Forte is involved. We can all sleep easy after that.
Travel Agency Lawrence of Morocco has put together a hell of a good map of the Game of Thrones shooting locations.
The show, obviously notable for its stunning locales, has shot all over Europe and a little in Africa. These spots give you the opportunity to not only see the world, but see Westeros and Essos.
Kit Harrington stopped by the Huffington Post to talk about his character's likelihood of staying alive:
"I think that's the thrilling thing about the TV show, is that we really don't fit by the norms and people are in danger and horrible things do happen to people and we don't shy away from that," Harington said. "You can't count on Jon Snow being safe or Tyrion being safe or anyone being safe, so it keeps people on the edge of their seat, and that's why it's good drama."
So, you know, that sucks.