"It is easy to confuse what is with what ought to be, especially when what is has worked out in your favor."
- Tyrion Lannister

"Lannister. Baratheon. Stark. Tyrell. They're all just spokes on a wheel. This one's on top, then that's ones on top and on and on it spins, crushing those on the ground. I'm not going to stop the wheel. I'm going to break the wheel."

- Daenerys Targaryen

"The Lord of Light wants his enemies burned. The Drowned God wants them drowned. Why are all the gods such vicious cunts? Where's the God of Tits and Wine?"

- Tyrion Lannister

"The common people pray for rain, healthy children, and a summer that never ends. It is no matter to them if the high lords play their game of thrones, so long as they are left in peace. They never are."

- Jorah Mormont

"These bad people are what I'm good at. Out talking them. Out thinking them."

- Tyrion Lannister

"What happened? I think fundamentals were trumped by mechanics and, to a lesser extent, by demographics."

- Michael Barone

"If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to."
- Dorothy Parker

Friday, September 27, 2013

Game of Thrones

Actor cast for Hizdahr zo Loraq.
Like wood for the fire that somebody will probably die in, Game Of Thrones has added yet another new cast member to its upcoming fourth season: Joel Fry, the British actor perhaps best known from the film 10,000 B.C., set in that tranquil prehistoric age when humans were still safe from vicious predators like George R.R. Martin. Fry will star as Hizdahr zo Loraq, a name that no doubt doubles as the sound of the death rattle he’ll eventually make—though, as TV Line and some guy in the comments who’s read the books and will now tell you all about it are pointing out, it won’t be for a while. Hizdahr, the scion of the Meereeneese family, becomes a part of Daenerys’ life for a while, until all the life inevitably drains out of everyone, forming a sea of red, only red. So much red.

With that in mind, Kit Harington—who portrays Jon “Not Dead Yet” Snow—redundantly
promised Access Hollywood (via /Film) that we will see “more deaths this season than any other!” in such a way that presumes we’re not familiar with Game Of Thrones or something. “I can’t tell you who dies. You’d think they’d tone the deaths down, but they don’t. They’ve realized that’s a successful option, so they’re just killing more people than we’ve ever killed,” Harington said gleefully, shortly before dying.

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