Saturday’s GoT Laughs: New Year
By Hear Me Roar on in Humor.

Daenerys Targaryen’s New Year Resolutions:

What are yours? And here is an idea for a NY card you might want to send in the last minute. It’s definitely a reference to the show, there wasn’t that much wildling carnage in the books ;)

Hear Me Roar: Have a great celebration today! I am going to complete the GoT marathon with my (freshly addicted) dad, among other things. Cannot wait for Baelor.


40 Comments

  1. Nick J.
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 3:44 am | Permalink

    First (post ever)!

  2. Nick J.
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 3:45 am | Permalink

    And second. I suppose I should post an actual comment. These were hilarious. The cartoon reminds me of Calvin and Hobbes…

  3. Starkgirl
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 4:24 am | Permalink

    I loved the cartoon! I definitely made me think of Calvin & Hobbes and I’m sure it was a tribute to that wonderful comic strip.

  4. Hear Me Roar
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 4:49 am | Permalink

    Nick J.,

    Welcome to commenting!

  5. Balerion
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 4:55 am | Permalink

    My old father has been a big big reader of books his whole life. Never read fantasy though. But i got him to read the ASOIF books and he loved it! And together we watched Game of Thrones in a few evenings and he thought it kicked ass!!! Hope he lives a few more years so he can read the sixth and seventh book and that he and i together can watch HBO’s series too.

    That is my biggest wish.

  6. MARK
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 5:06 am | Permalink

    so i hear GM posted a chapter from book 6 on his website.. how come there is no information about that at WIC? I thought that this was the best source for all thrones-related news… :(

  7. Magnus
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 5:13 am | Permalink

    MARK:
    so i hear GM posted a chapter from book 6 on his website.. how come there is no information about that at WIC? I thought that this was the best source for all thrones-related news… :(

    This site mainly focuses on the tv series. Westeros is probably the best site for general wot news.

  8. Hear Me Roar
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 5:25 am | Permalink

    Magnus,

    Just so.

    That is why the site was launched. There had already been a big and informative ASoIaF community, but the niche Winter filled way back then (well, three years ago) was the need for a site collecting any and all tv series related news and rumours in one place, in blog format, without the need to browse for the latest development among all other GRRM and ASoIaF information.

  9. Jambo
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 5:48 am | Permalink

    http://hijinksensue.com/2011/08/17/winter-is-coming/

    ^ In case people were wondering the source of that comic. Great strip – and it’s a shirt too!

  10. houndlover
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 6:25 am | Permalink

    This is the extract from the new book

    http://georgerrmartin.com/if-sample.html?2

    Dany should have had a resolution about Sellswords with gold teeth…. & how to be a better mother of dragons :/

  11. sjwenings
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 8:12 am | Permalink

    Danys New year resolutions was cute, if not funny. Calvin & Hobbes/GOT parody was ok.

  12. Tina Babić
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 8:47 am | Permalink
  13. Hilda
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    MARK,

    Tower of the Hand is where I saw it! They are an amazing resourse to all things ASOFI. WIC is tops on my list!

  14. Diana
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    I cant stop laughing here!!
    The perfect post to end this year!!

    Goo Dany!!!

  15. Two Feathers
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    Happy new year everyone. :) ……….GRRM, please, if you should read this, if we get any notice of the worlds end in 2012, please will you take a little of that precious time to tell us how ASOIAF ends. Millions of people will be able to resign themselves to emminent evaporation, imagining how good HBO would have made it all look.

  16. Lex
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    By the Seven, that video was bad! Anyways, HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone here at WiC!

  17. Two Feathers
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    Off topic,but kinda GoT related….. Check out the trailer for “The Grey” on youtube. It is Liam Neesons latest flick. Its basically men V wolf pack in The Artic. The wolves are no ordinary wolves though, oh no. They have a genetic mutation that makes them MUCH bigger the normal, and the Alpha male is even bigger than the other abnormally big wolves. Also they are (of course) extremely vicious and have no fear of humans.
    Sound like something you have heard of?
    Its out on Jan. 27th. I will be going to see it for sure. Direwolf(ish) beasties and Big Liam,thats a win win in my book.

  18. OldGran
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    Happy New Year!

    the world will not end in 2012, so you all still have to finish your thesis. Don’t sell the farm. Game of Thrones in April!!!

  19. Bro
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    Happy New Year everyone! Here’s hoping it’s full of GOTness and happiness. Oh and prosperity if that’s not too much to ask for!

    Two Feathers:
    Off topic,but kinda GoT related….. Check out the trailer for “The Grey” on youtube. It is Liam Neesons latest flick. Its basically men V wolf pack in The Artic. The wolves are no ordinary wolves though, oh no. They have a genetic mutation that makes them MUCH bigger the normal, and the Alpha male is even bigger than the other abnormally big wolves. Also they are (of course) extremely vicious and have no fear of humans.
    Sound like something you have heard of?
    Its out on Jan. 27th. I will be going to see it for sure.Direwolf(ish) beasties and Big Liam,thats a win win in my book.

    I second that! Liam Neeson (must be one of the Old Gods) and direwolves? Can’t get much better than that.

  20. Raquel Dodd
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    Balerion:
    My old father has been a big big reader of books his whole life. Never read fantasy though. But i got him to read the ASOIFbooks and he loved it! And together we watched Game of Thrones in a few evenings and he thought it kicked ass!!! Hope he lives a few more years so he can read the sixth and seventh book and that he and i together can watch HBO’s series too.

    That is my biggest wish.

    That’s a wonderful wish, and I second it! Happy New Year to all, and may Calvin and Hobbes live forever!

  21. John-Michael Lelievre
    Posted December 31, 2011 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

    Sorta a new years treat, for anyone who hasn’t seen it, I thought this was a cool video featuring our own Jaqen H’ghar, granted not in character haha. But I can’t wait to see him as Jaqen.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA8ltugrfwQ

  22. Hilda
    Posted January 1, 2012 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    Happy New Year’s Everyone!

  23. Ripley
    Posted January 1, 2012 at 2:11 am | Permalink

    Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy 2012!

  24. Udi
    Posted January 1, 2012 at 3:43 am | Permalink

    Happy New Year!
    And I know what I will say on 21/12/2012 — NOT TODAY!

  25. the goat
    Posted January 1, 2012 at 7:02 am | Permalink

    Happy New Year! May all your Hot Pies be just so.

    Also, if you were still wondering about the greatest thing ever, then yes, it is this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vKe5KTTesE&feature=endscreen&NR=1

  26. roel
    Posted January 1, 2012 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    tantoe lam, gekke tijden.
    happy new year maffeknakkers
    its late and it is early because there aint no party like an alcoholic party GAME OF THRONES IS THE BOMB. peace from your glitternicht roel
    aaaaight

  27. Franny Bee
    Posted January 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    Happy New Year WiC – the most informative, most enthusiastic & sexiest Game of Thrones hotspot on the web. Geek on my friends!

  28. The Rabbit
    Posted January 1, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    Happy New Year to all WiC commenters and lurkers!

  29. Pepi
    Posted January 1, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Happy new year!

  30. Elena Amici
    Posted January 1, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    happy new year everybody! :)
    and also

    Two Feathers: GRRM, please, if you should read this, if we get any notice of the worlds end in 2012, please will you take a little of that precious time to tell us how ASOIAF ends. Millions of people will be able to resign themselves to emminent evaporation, imagining how good HBO would have made it all look.

    this :) GRRM, be good

  31. KG
    Posted January 1, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    Personally, I hate these “tributes” to Calvin and Hobbes. They go directly against the wishes of the strip’s creator … and that is uncool.

  32. Obsidian
    Posted January 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    Happy New Year , everyone!

    Maybe HBO will have a new year treat for us after the holiday… or will they let George out-do them ?

  33. Lars
    Posted January 1, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    Happy new year everyone…

    For those that have not seen this, these Tumblr episode recaps are hilarious… :-)

    Episode 1: http://brittwidgeon.tumblr.com/post/14604249056
    Episode 2: http://brittwidgeon.tumblr.com/post/14656432963
    Episode 3: http://brittwidgeon.tumblr.com/post/14804954914
    Episode 4: http://brittwidgeon.tumblr.com/post/14990106585

  34. Wall Crawler
    Posted January 1, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

    Has anyone commented before on the fact that Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, as Jaime Lannister, looks EXACTLY like Prince Charming in Shrek II?

  35. Joshua Taylor
    Posted January 2, 2012 at 1:05 am | Permalink

    Wall Crawler,

    On this site I really can’t recall. But on every other website re: Game of Thrones then yes. A lot of people have made that comment. Personally, I see Jaime Lannister as a perversion of that Handsome Prince Hero archetype, which to me along with characters like Ned and Sansa Stark is what ASOIAF is essentially, a deconstruction of the fantasy genre and its tropes on the surface and a riveting medieval pseudo-historical epic underneath.

  36. Hear Me Roar
    Posted January 2, 2012 at 4:34 am | Permalink

    We ran that comparison in one of the early Saturday posts :)

  37. Langkard
    Posted January 2, 2012 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    For those who haven’t yet noticed, GRRM put up an excerpt from The Winds of Winter on his website in the Song of Ice and Fire Sample section.

    It is VERY spoilery; so don’t read it if you are averse to that sort of thing.

  38. WARZ
    Posted January 3, 2012 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    Wall Crawler: Has anyone commented before on the fact that Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, as Jaime Lannister, looks EXACTLY like Prince Charming in Shrek II?

    There IS an uncanny resemblance.

  39. Epic stromboneous
    Posted January 3, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor: a deconstruction of the fantasy genre and its tropes on the surface and a riveting medieval pseudo-historical epic underneath.

    There’s a porno somewhere in there.

  40. Pepi
    Posted January 5, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    Hm… not exactly on topic, but the more I’m looking at this picture, the more I’m beginning to suspect, that the whole “red priests of R’hllor do not feel cold” mantra is a complete and utter bullshit. xD


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