THREE WEEKS! This is pretty much how I’m feeling right now, what about you?
So this time two years ago I was posting the teaser trailer for HBO’s Game of Thrones. Now, two seasons of that show have already passed, how insane is that? I’m costuming as a screen-accurate Melisandre, and there’s a whole Game of Thrones costume group on Facebook, and now everyone all of a sudden knows what this amazing series is! I remember my first Dragon*Con only seeing ONE book version Ned Stark and that was it! And now there are Daenarys swarming the Marriott Atrium! Which is great!
Another thing that happened during the last two years was the release of the fifth book in the series, A Dance with Dragons–although I feel like the book had a disappointing lack of dragons for a book titled A Dance with Dragons. While I think the television series is a masterful example of a proper book-to-video translation, I’m pretty much a book purist at heart. This is really the series that got me into epic fantasy, and lord knows I have spent several years of my life reading other epic fantasy series while awaiting future volumes of A Song of Ice and Fire. Yes, I know George R.R. Martin is not my bitch, but I would love it if we didn’t have to wait half a decade for a new book!
While we’re waiting, let us watch some wonderful Game of Thrones video memes!
Like ten minutes of Tyrion slapping Joffrey:
Or this great trailer for Bronn and Tyrion’s buddy comedy, One and Half Man (whatever did happen with that jack ass and that honeycomb in the brothel?)
For double nerd cred, we have Jaime and Ned’s sword battle, re-done with lightsabers:
And for cuteness factor, we have Maisie Williams (Arya), Sophie Turner (Sansa), and Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran) singing the opening of the show:
And, of course, Ned Stark’s “Winter is coming” has itself become a quickmeme. Oh, the internets.
I’m sure there are many more mega fun videos out there–I saw a great Lego opening of the show once BUT I CAN’T FIND IT. Does anyone know where it went? Also, the “Good to Be a Lannister” song, of course. If you have any fun videos or memes that I missed, please share them! Also, go watch the show and/or read the books if you haven’t! They are the best! And just in case I haven’t mentioned it yet, this blog and pictures of me are the first things that pop up on Google when you search “Melisandre costume.” I feel like I am winning the internet!