"I had been creating languages for 10 years. But everybody else applying was equally skilled.
So I figured the edge that I had was pretty much an endless amount of time—I was unemployed. I just decided: Well, let's just try to create the whole thing. In those rounds of judging, I created about 90 percent of the grammar—which is ridiculous for two months. Then I created 1,700 words of vocabulary—which is equally ridiculous for two months. Overall, I produced about 300 total pages of material. I figure that was probably what put it over the top."
“Racist rape-culture Disneyland with Dragons”
-- Laurie Penny on the popularity of George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire
and the critically acclaimed HBO dramatization Game of Thrones
. (Hint: Despite the obvious gender-racial-class problems, Miss Penny really likes the show.) [more inside]
"First of all, we almost had no battle at all. For budgetary reasons we came very, very close to having all the action take place off-screen, the way plays have handled battle scenes for a few thousand years."
- How the epic battle at the heart of the latest episode of Game of Thrones, Blackwater
, written by George R. R. Martin and directed by Neil Marshall
, came to be. Mentor relationships in Game of Thrones (and Mad Men)
. The National's Lannister song
. And, perhaps sriking closest of all to the central themes of the show, Jezebel plays Game of Thrones: Marry, Fuck, Kill
With Season 2 of Game of Thrones
to begin on Sunday, it's important to review the various life
lessons we've learned from the show.
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HBO's Game of Thrones
was a huge hit (with some controversy
and rebuttals of same
), securing a second season only two days after its debut.
Filming of said season finished on December 11th
and now the production crew is pulling all the pieces together for the April 2012 start of season 2. A few details have officially and unofficially come out, details after the jump: [more inside]
(Game of Thrones spoilers/NSFW screenshots ahead.)
HBO's Game of Thrones
, "Narnia populated by super-hard bastards"
, has been a ratings and critical success and has already been picked up for a second season
. HBO have a secret weapon in bringing George R. R. Martin's fantasy epic to screen: An awesome title sequence that doubles as a painless infodump