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Relax, Gatewatch faithful! We’re not radioactive, nor are we poisonous! We’re not Hulking out! No need to panic! It’s only the usual weekly Twitter recap post. Except… well, it’s greener.

Wildfire-y-er.

Better, stronger, faster. Do you want specifications? Sure!

Me: @Axechucker

Her: @The_Rabbit01

Subject: That motherfarming #GameOfThrones #Blackwater episode, people!

Spoilers: Yes. Some. A bit.

I’ve nothing more to say. Go!


Let’s kick it off with props from Team Coco:

@ConanOBrien: I might be watching too much “Game of Thrones” because I won’t eat shrimp without first subjecting them to a loud, public beheading.

I do that to a lot of my food. Even the stuff without heads.

@KristianNairn: looking forward to @GameofThrones tonight. I remember lots of other cast + crew talking about making the episode, so can’t wait to see! #Hodor

Sadly there was no Kristian nor a Hodor to be seen!

@Prismaya: Time to livetweet #GameofThrones. I’ll try not to spoil anything.

You’re a better man than I.

@KeithWPickering: No #GameofThrones #Blackwater at my hotel (sigh). I do have the Kardashians though (sob).

It could be worse, you could ha—

Wait, no, yours is the worst. Sorry!

So there’s always this or that odd buzz happening on Twitter just before an episode…

@MercifulMalaca: I’m buzzed as usual before #Gameofthrones lol someday i will watch it sober.. but as the god of death says not today

That’s… not exactly what the—okay, actually what we say to the God of Death is… uh…

You know what? Never mind. You’re not even paying attention. Have another beer.

@CapitalTP: #GameofThrones is on!! Don’t bother for the next hour unless ur Cheesy!

@bloodofaunicorn: Can’t watch #GameofThrones tonight because of fucking stupid parents.

Time for new parents.

@mrletmeknow: I’ve been wanting to hear The Rains of Castermere.

I prefer the Rains of Castomere, personally, as sung by The National. I purchased it just the other day (along with the entire soundtrack)!

@_Scorch_: There you people go again with your #GameofThrones tweets.

You’re just as guilty as the rest of us, ser.

I always wondered what Jaime might be thinking this episode, since we know he won’t be appearing. And now I know:

@Jaimelannister1: Stuck in a boat with Godzilla while my Sister has fun in Kings Landing

“Fun” is certainly what she’s having!

So who are people rooting for to come ahead in this war thingie?

@A_Man_Is: Team Davos? Anyone? No? Oh.

@kisapmata: I’m actually rooting for Stannis!

@GameOfRos: Those of you of a Ros hating disposition will be happy that I am not in this episode.

@jjmm15: Hoy sodomizan a Joffrey??

¡Si!

@sufficientcynic: Isn’t it about time for Joffrey to start peeing himself and for the Hound to get some action?!

¡Si!

@aprilglick: Casting for this show deserves all the awards. Stephen Dillane does so much acting just standing there.

He did a hell of a lot more than just stand there. But yes, in Nina Gold we trust.

@Lady_Crunk: Its really cool when Africans pop up in really well-known shows. Lucian Msamati from Zimbabwe is a starring character in #GameOfThrones

Strangely, Salladhor Saan was a no-show this episode! It’s probably the one thing I truly missed. Eff the chain, but I love me some Salla.

We opened on the only place that wasn’t King’s Landing this episode, which is to say aboard a ship headed to King’s Landing! Davos paces the decks nervously, whilst his son Matthos speaks with fervent heart of his Lord of Light.

@SouthernDrawl: Even in #GameOfThrones, religion is the cause of war. Nothing ever changes.

@MaesterPycelle: Davos has wind. LOL

@blackbelt_diva: Stannis is coming and he is NOT playing. It’s about to get really real.

Stannis is Coming.

We go to King’s Landing and to Tyrion, laying abed with Shae. No sleep and no sex. Bummer.

@kimmiefield: You can’t fuck your way out of everything. Uh, ok, most things though.

@Hambonerdl: Can’t fuck your way out of everything well u don’t know my ex wife yololo

@Peachesf0ral1: Shae called him “my lion” instead of “my giant of Lannister,” tho I may like that better..

@MercifulMalaca: Howthefuck is it i’m actually starting to like Shae

Sibel Kekilli just has a way. She’s stubborn like that.

Cersei got some alone time with newly-freed (ex-Grand) Maester Pycelle…

@DeadRainbows: Nice to see GrandMaester Pycelle’s beard growing back nicely #Bronn

@BeautyBrienne: Aww, someone get Cersie a BigGulp of wine for this one.

@saranev: Cersei Lannister is totally Betty Draper’s great-great-great-great-greatest great grandmother. #MadMen

@Im_Rome_ing: She gonna slip someone a mickey

@TyMo214: Drunk Cersei is the #Best Cersei.

Drunk Cersei is really the only Cersei we’ve known this season. Seriously, when was the last time that woman was sober? Lena Headey plays drunk with suspicious aplomb.

We joined Bronn in random brothel #4, where he was entertaining the masses with his Jeromesque vocal abilities—sans Robson. Boys, isn’t it time for a reunion?

@spraytie: Does Robson still sEe Jerome ?

@GeoffLloyd: Jerome Flynn’s solo material is much better

@helenfrench: Do you think Jerome will be releasing this song? #hesalsointommyzoom

@aerynsunx: Bronn has a fine voice, eh? A drink and a song before battle.

@HEELSherrod: Sing-Along time with my boy Bronn in a whorehouse! Lannister side is always the right side

@AnirudhChauhan: And there is a dearth of good sacking songs

@becky_cha: They’re singing the rains of castamere. FUCK. FUCK. FUCK.

@munchichi02: Olenna is not happy somewhere. She hates that song.

Olenna (Redwyne) Tyrell much prefers “The Bear and the Maiden Fair,” I’ve heard tell. Stoked that she’s being cast.

Someone tell Loras and Margaery! Grandmama Is Coming.

Queen of Thorns for the win.

With Tyrell couture being presented as it is, I sort of picture Olenna as the Alice In Wonderland Queen of Hearts, with Left and Right dressed in matching bizarre artsy and completely ridiculous suits of armor. For some reason.

I’m kind of hoping Michele Clapton goes all Tim Burton-meets-Marie Antoinette on their asses, basically.

So back to the scene at hand, Bronn “opens his present”…

@jmarsh4037: boobs! everybody drink

@Bthe1stAvenger: He got that girl butt ass naked

“That girl” is Aremca (or “Armeca,” depending on who you ask), the show’s resident uber-slutty whore, played by noted porn actress Sahara Knite.

You will note Bronn never actually kissed her.

@Cavatica: That girl looks eerily like Lacey Chabert.

@CallieMarfurt: #gameofthrones why you have so much sex?

Sex is great. I recommend it.

So the lads were having a great time, boozing it up, singing songs, wenching… all going spectacularly well, considering it was the eve before battle.

And then buzzkill Sandor entered….

…followed by a Random Sullen Lannister Guard we have dubbed “Brad Lannister.”

(Perhaps Brad is the Hound’s squire. If so, no wonder he’s sullen.)

@SuddenlySandor: Brad was such an integral part of tonight’s battle, the smallfolk are calling it the Battle of Bradwater

@Wee_Birdie: Oh my sweet Hound….

@abydosww: Clegane you legend!

@sithwitch: The Hound is Westeros’ biggest mood-killer. Except maybe for Gregor, who is slightly bigger

@kissed_by_fire: Sandy speaks! Gjdhshdhgfhffgg.

You wouldn’t call him “Sandy” to his face.

@JaffaCakeQueen: The Hound and Bronn face off and I’m torn over who to root for.

@jmnzl: …except Bronn is far more likable than you, Hound?\\

@GeoffLloyd: Anyone else think Bronn and The Hound were about to kiss just then?

@marnie_grace: Sandor or Bronn, who would win that fight?

@forzarazaworld: Ooo the dog Vs Jerome (or is it Robson? lol) Tense stuff

@MovieGeek2012: I wonder who’d win in a fight between Bronn & the Hound???

That’s probably what GRRM was thinking, cackling with mad glee all the while.

But “Saved by the Bell…”

@HEELSherrod: OH DAMN, Bronn & Clegane bout to go at it but go saved by the bell…damn that was intense. I would have bet on Bronn

This episode, known for its pyrotechnics, had insanely good acting. Look at the Hound’s eyes during this scene when you re-watch it (and you will). It’s so good.

Anyway.

As people are now roused from their beds, Varys meets with Tyrion…

@bluecanary: “Bells ring for horror…death…battle…” “Weddings!” “Exactly.” Oh, GRRM.

@BeautyBrienne: No, Varys, you always hated the balls. Which you lost.

@xRapHeadx: Vasyrs is a pedophile

“I’m entirely sure you’re entirely sure what I’m suggesting.”

We finally got to fully meet Podrick Payne!

@Cescaa_Rose: Oh my goodness this episode is brilliant – loving seeing @Daniel_Portman on my screen properly at last!

#BlameDanielPortman

@Sir_Davidio: The Targaryens built this city. They built this city on ROCK AND ROLL

@Tbasedguy: Dis dwarf is jst too sensible

@gboromiro: Tyrion Lannister is one of the most well-conceived characters in modern literature.

@sithwitch: Varys, that was a literal cock tease.

LOL

Ser Davos answers the bells with drums!

@HEELSherrod: The drums for this blackwater battle sounds like the opening drum riff to “The Beautiful People” by Marilyn Manson! #Listen

Back at the Red Keep, Tyrion straps on an axe and has an oddly touching farewell with Bronn…

@natethebjork: Bronn, watch yourself. Think I’m falling in love.

@DannyJeram: Tyrion is about to get his Gimli on #GameofThrones

Except Tyrion wouldn’t put up with one ounce of dwarf-tossing. Axe to the face for even trying it, bitches.

Joffrey enters the chamber…

@HEELSherrod: Damn, Joffrey looks so damn pimp! Lookit that armor and despair, sucka!

… and the rest of the tweets were basically a chorus of boos, which is par for the course.

@alysania: Joffrey, you toolbag.

@LaurynRoe: Die Joffery die please? :)

@Evanidas: My dad just called Joffrey Baratheon a fag

@NickBranchPhoto: Joffrey is b*tch made!

@texasglamfan: I have never wanted a tv charachter to die a painful death more RT @peacefrogdesign: Someone please stab Joffrey in the face

@chrissykelson: Die Joffrey

@murray1134: Do you think Joffrey still talks about that time he met Batman?

@daniyrselfclean: Kiss my blade, aww Joffrey the romantic

@BinaDouble07: And what happened to your last sword, Joff, you snivelling little shit? That’s right. A little girl disarmed you!

@GameOfRos: ‘Kiss my sword’. Joff, I have the name of a therapist that would like to see you.

Sansa totally plays Joffers, though.

@heyjulieann: You smart little bitch, Sansa Stark.

@HeartBreak_1993: I love Sansa

‏@SB_Co: I love Sansa for this!!! She’s mastered reading him in as little words as possible!

@SCHirst: Sophie’s scenes have been just as brilliant. She owns them. Especially the one with Joff. That sass. Loved it. :D

@Dai_Kitty: Sansa I love you right now and your passive aggressiveness

I think that was more pure manipulation, but I can see a little P.A. in there, sure.

@DelonFerdinand: “The worst ones always live” – Sansa

@goddesspharo: “The worst ones always live” might as well be the name of every show I watch and enjoy.

@SCHirst: Sophie’s scenes have been just as brilliant. She owns them. Especially the one with Joff. That sass. Loved it. :D

I liked her first exchange with Tyrion as well. And the awesome “…” expression from Dinklage.

The show needs more “…”

Tension kept mounting, the feeling of impending doom climbing. Tyrion, Joffrey, the Hound, and Lancel gather on the parapets…

@marielarroyo: Guys, I’m scared.

@victoriagaytan: “That would make me a quarter-man. Just doesn’t have the same ring to it.” -Tyrion

@GQRecommends: If Tyrion survives Kings Landing, he should do a stand up tour. #quarterman

@GameofTweeting: well, Joffrey is actually a cunt. and there is no cure for being one.

@qeeerm: Can King Joffrey die already ?

No, he cannot!

Davos suspects a trap…

@MercifulMalaca: davos: its a tarp!!!

In Maegor’s Holdfast, we got the first of more than a few fantastic scenes between Cersei and Sansa…

@StephKateStrohm: Cersei I want your totally fab gold corset-armor

@crisiskittens: It’s imperative that Cercei armour her boobs.

@Kye_Commitz: Cersei’s battle plan: get shitfaced.

@equifox: I always wear my gold war-bustier while I’m drunk, belligerent, and under siege. #SoulOfCersei

@mrsawesomesauce: The only thing scarier than Queen Cersi is Drunken Queen Cersi. #wineoclock

@MikeRosenzweig: I would not want to play any of Cersei’s drinking games.

@JennJayBee: Nothing quite like the talk of a woman’s period to calm the nerves during a battle.

@jenonearth: My red flower that’s what I am calling it from now on

@thronecast: Somebody needs to book Cersei for a tampon commercial. (Turns to camera; glass of wine in hand): “Is your red flower still blooming…?”

@deefalc: Forget Joffrey, I want them to get Cersei!

@Alex_Corson: “@r__ick: I prefer Cersei sober. Someone please shut her up! // Amen, she’s an annoying drunkin’ idiot!

@Sir_Davidio: Ser Ilyn Payne is creppy but in kind of a funny way.

You mean like this?

So Tyrion prepares to unleash his secret weapon…

@carpe_dingus: SOMETHING AIN’T RIGHT HERE. ONLY ONE SHIP

Just wait for the Sandor / Sansa scene. Plenty of ships.

The drumming stopped as Bronn’s air shot through the silent sky… and…

@TitanConBelfast: and there we go WHUUUUUUUMP #HolyShit

@aaron24wood: I do believe the word is “BOOM!”

Boom.

@M_The0ry: DDDDAAAAAAAMMMMNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!

‏@_onmyBIKE: Woooooowwwwwww

@keirhansen: HOLY HUFFLEPUFF HAMBONES OF HADES

@EddieWakeUp: WILDFIREEEEEEE

@SCHirst: OH FUCK YES!!! Now THAT is Wildfire!!!!

@thronecast: W * I * L * D * F * I * R * E #GameofWHOA

@jaspercoolidge: PIGSHiT!

@BethH_CA: Holy crap.

@MMMahsa: Holi mother of eff

@mherr1979: Holy fucking shit.

@TVTherapy: Holy. Ships.

@jerseywithak: HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!

@AKA_Qthulhu: THE BEACONS ARE LIT! GONDOR CALLS FOR AID!

@thom_not_tom: “AHH! WEAPONIZED MOUNTAIN DEW! THE PAIN IS TOO EXTREEEEEEME!”

@oliverpowell: That was F**KING awesome!!!

@torulethewaves: And with that hit, Bronn became a believer of #Wildfire

@rindiecinema: Just flicked through the channels to see Robson is out fishing. What’s Jerome doing? BURNING THE BLOODY BLACKWATER!

@ChaseS19: SON OF A BITCH AND HOLY SHIT! They just rolled a D20 on a nuke!

LOL nerd

@lesabotage: Quite the bbq

@oh_so_fab: That green shit in the jar…no joke!

@thefabnikki: Dang they straight blew up the ocean

@Marcange: I don’t know what’s more amazing…Cersei drunk off her ass or that giant green explosion

@SimmoGBR: Davos is bad ass, shame he got blown to shit by some green smoke

@fernahp: All green! Nice spectacle!

@thronecast: Deleted Scene of Bieber’s #Blackwater cameo

@thronecast: The funny thing is, th… actually, you know what? I’m going to shut up for a minute because THIS IS AMAZING

When Thronecast has no words, you know shit must be good.

@jacobjunior7: THAT WAS THE GREATEST THING I’VE EVER SEEN

@ivan_karamazov: Stanis just got fucking pwned. #EcologicalDisasterOfThrones

@infenity23: Ohhhh, so THAT’S where their budget went this year!!

@hannahsearson: GOODBYE, BUDGET FOR THE SEASON. YOU LOOKED GREAT.

@AnimeGoddess92: They captured #Wildfire perfectly, THANK YOU.

@larissarainey: IT’S TYRION FUCKING LANNISTER, BITCHES BETTER RESPECT.

@theJoVo: The chain and the peach should get together and talk spin-off. You will be missed.

Nah.

Stannis is sort of impressed with all the green pig shit. But not really.

@UGTipster: Stannis just doesn’t give a fuck

Fucks given by Stannis Baratheon: 0

@goddesspharo: Sure, Stannis is all”Goonies never say die!”about war,but this seems like such an awful strategy when they’re raining fire

Stannis does not care what you think.

Back in Maegor’s Holdfast…

@FYWinterfell: Poor Sansa…stuck with Illyn and Drunky Dearest…

@KatieJo567: I kind of love drunk Cersei. She’s got swag.

@mycurtain: Cersei Lannister. Worst drinking partner ever.

@BigDamnHerosSir: Ooh, Lena Headey is always wonderful. Today she’s especially on her game.

@HEELSherrod: CERSEI IS TRENDING! YEEEESSSS! Now lets get Arbor Red to start trending with her…

@Allahschild: Cersei Lannister – “Tears aren’t a woman’s only weapon. The best one’s between your legs. Remember that.”

@sbj2k1: Cersei seducing Stannis’ horse = Mrs. Hands part 2.

@NiceQueenCersei: Did I just call Sansa a slice of cake? Naturally i mean tasty lemon cake.

Nice Queen Cersei is nice.

Stannis lands, and he lands hard.

@keri_lotion: What must it feel like to be shot with a flaming arrow?

Depends where it hits! Right through the eyeball? You might not feel a thing!

@geekgirldiva: Rocks fall. Everyone dies. #GOTspoilers

@FYWinterfell: A rock takes off a guy’s head and I scream with laughter?

Sounds about right.

@sbj2k1: Stannis, I know you’re a hardhead but you need your helmet bro. See the size of those stones falling down?

@TataniaRosa: EEEEEPPIIIIIIICCCC! :D That is the BEST battle in TV history!

Can’t think of a better one. Most comparisons were to a certain battle on film…

@Dai_Kitty: This is reminding me of that epic battle in lord of the rings

@stevenmorrish: Anyone else getting a Helms Deep vibe?

@BigDamnHerosSir: Christ, this is like Helm’s Deep. I watch Helm’s Deep and go “WE’RE NEVER GONNA MAKE IT!”

@NoOptimism: I really hope they fire Joffrey over the wall with a catapult.

The Hound musters his own forces and makes like a very large meat grinder outside the Mud Gate.

@CormierJacob: “Any man dies with a clean sword, I’ll rape his fucking corpse!” – The Hound is such a poet

@PresGreen: You gotta love the DOG

@drsexington: Don’t fuck with the Hound.

@RockinMarcie: Oh DAMN! That swing of the Hound gdamn

@sgitw: This show is stabtastic! Or, more accurately, fuckedupwithswordsandfiretastic. But “stabtastic” has more of a ring to it.

@lilmissrenner: Even wee Lancel has more balls than Joffrey! Grow a pair Joff!!

Lancel didn’t do badly. Unfortunately he wasn’t out there long after he took an arrow to the—

@HEELSherrod: Oh Lancel, he used to be a defender of King’s Landing…until he took an arrow to the shoulder. #WorstJokeEver

HEEEEEL.

@tholzerman: Wow, if Lancel eats it, who’s Cersei gonna bone then? She’s running out of cousins.

@amarettosaurus: Lancel, your hair gurl.

@DeadRainbows: Lancel always looks like he’s shat his armour in every scene. #Lannister

Back within Maegor’s Holdfast, Cersei drank some more and became even more charming…

@TyMo214: Lena Heady is killing her scenes tonight.

@LPhillipLucas: Wow, Cersei really does talk just like Keira Knightley.

@dhousley: The Drunk Queen should have her own talk show.

@RitzyFritzy: Loving drunk Cersei #truth

Cersei continues with her verbal pwn, this time directing it at:

@mherr1979: Now Cersei is going to discover the Funny Whore? Please?

@heyjulieann: Oooh, Shae is Lorathi? I can think of another Lorathi I wish were onscreen.

The Lorathi have German accents. It is known.

Lancel staggers in and Cersei tells him what’s what.

@tara_atrandom: Wow. Drunken Cersei is like your crazy beligerent aunt cranked up to eleven.

Back at the front:

@A_lay_HAHN_dro: The Hound just split a man in fuckin half!

@BVonDrunkatron: I want a Hound of my own to cut people in half that piss me off!

@HEELSherrod: The Hound is quite literally the craziest bad ass ever…you have to set yourself on fire in order to make him frightened…

@OhSOLE_Tarek: The Hound is my niggaaaaaa

@allisonkelly: totally going to have Blackwater nightmares 2night

@DannyJeram: The Hound really doesn’t like fire does he?

@gusandleo: Oh man… poor Hound. Everyone keeps coming at him with fire and he’s flipping some serious childhood trauma.

@amarettosaurus: Well here I was going to invite the Hound to my memorial day bbq

Stannis was finally like, “Screw it, I’m taking the wall myself.”

@bitchdoctrine: WHOA! King Stannis is on a mission. gotdamn!

@RockinMarcie: They have an oversized French tickler breaking down the gate.

The Hound has had enough!

@amarettosaurus: “Fuck the water, bring the wine.” My personal slogan.

The Hound is basically “Eff u, eff u, and eff u.”

@bastylefilegirl: “Fuck the Kings Guard, Fuck the City, Fuck the King”

@LettuceHands: Fuck ‘em.

Stannis may not have given a fuck, but Sandor made up for it in spades. He gave many fucks away, leaving him, in the end, with absolutely no fucks left to give:

@bitchdoctrine: The Hound doesn’t have one fuck to give right now. Sounds like 2pac at the end of “Hit Em’ Up”

@CeolaB: Wow and the hound has left the building lol

@nvelenosi3: The hound is my new favourite <3 #boss

Not everyone supported the Hound’s decision to emancipate himself from the king:

@GregorPartyDude: “Fuck the king.” FUCK YOU, @SuddenlySandor. …THAT GUY WRITES OUR CHEQUES. HOW ARE YOU GONNA PAY YOUR HALF OF THE RENT NOW. >:(

So Lancel comes to fetch Joffers for his mum…

@stitchwitch1: Little snot is running away like a baby!

@YgrittetheWild: OH NOES, JOFFREY! RUN AWAY!

@hunty91: My daughter has more guts than Joffrey, and she is 1.

@scottfish75: “joffrey, your mam said its time to go home”

@TheSportsHernia: King Joffrey is a lot like LeBron in the big spot.

@ajoines2: Yelling at the tv

@mattzitron: Joffrey is like the third evil Jedward triplet.

@tholzerman: He’s a prick AND he’s a coward, at least by Westerosi standards. As a modern leader though, yeah, Joffrey’s smart

Smart enough to stay alive at least!

So Tyrion is forced into action…

@soundingline: Aaand now we’re lining up the unarmored peasants. Never a good sign.

@pigeonspotting: Tyrion’s all aw hale naw I did not leave casterly rock for this

@AKA_Qthulhu: “Fell deeds awake. Now for wrath. Now for ruin. And the red dawn!” – Tyrion, Hand

@riotgoat: Tyrion’s on a power with Aragorn on motivational speeches

@itschadlol: Tyrion is that dude. That is all.

@IAmRandomHer03: Oh my Tyrion Lannister is a MOTHER FUCKING BOSS

@TVObsessive: I’d follow Tyrion into battle any day

@kodietg: Omg #GameofThrones omg. I can’t handle what’s happening. Omg all these things.

There were certainly a lot of things.

@MasiRolCarter: #gameofthrones only bad thing about this episode is no News from the north.

I think everyone’s a little too busy to check mail right now!

Cersei flees the crowded chamber at Maegor’s Holdfast, but not before punking Lancel.

@HEELSherrod: Hey Cersei, you’re not gonna exploit a weakness that Lancel has right?! *BLAP!* Oh shit, I guess you’re gonna…

@AKA_Qthulhu: All male Lannisters are hilarious when in agony. Fact.

@flowerofmemory: Holy frick.Finishing watching #Blackwater @ friend’s house & when @Eugene_Simon’s scenes came on, even friend went “Damn.Now I c y ur a fan”

People can say what they want about Lancel’s … uh … manliness, but Eugene Simon plays the hell out of that role. Dude commits! Major props.

@Cescaa_Rose: Lmfao Lancel you big girl. And Sansa you perfect thing <3

Yep. Sansa took over.

@GameofTweeting: Sansa you are flawless.

@YgrittetheWild: Sansa saves the day!

@vcav: SANSA MY QUEEN

@cinnamonbot: “No one is raping me.” hell yes, shay

@Michie_Vee: I like Shae. She has spunk. I likes spunk.

@AlfieBCC: She does too. I’ll be here all week, folks. RT @Michie_Vee: I like Shae. She has spunk. I likes spunk.

You may be confusing Shae with Aremca.

So Sansa flees to her chamber…

@becky_cha: Urgh, Sansa with the doll that Ned gave her :(

She has a guest! The Hound pays a visit to his Little Bird…

…and Twitter went bonkers again.

@sweeetbutta19:“fuck you, fuck you, fuck you, you’re cool, fuck you, I’m out” – Clegane

@JimboMont: “The world is built by killers… So you better get used to looking at them.”

@thronecast: “Dude, your BREATH is a killer” ~ ‘Little Bird’ Sansa Stark to the Hound, Battle of Blackwater

@tbdeleted: the hound is telling it like it is to sansa right now. platonic otp tbh.

@UK_MJ: The Hound is in love with the Little Bird. :-(

@destinyvogue: I can’t help but ship Hound and Sansa. I know it’s wrong.

@cheriemorte: I still awkwardly ship Sansa/The Hound. Just for anyone at home keeping track.

@sassssss27: I love the Hound and Sansa.

@LaureEve: There’s something a bit quietly sexy about the Hound…. Too much?

@SkyyTweet: I love Sansa so much. I can’t even properly explain my love for her character.

@ironshackle: Omg this episode is killing me. ALL THESE FEEEEEELS!

@cheesybones: Don’t know about you but I would’ve gone with the Hound

@Sporrej: @SCHirst That was probably my favourite scene in the episode. Sophie was a killer in this one.

@BinaDouble07: Is Sansa going to cling to childhood or go with Sandor and embrace life? A thousand fangirls’ hearts break

@YgrittetheWild: If there are any Sansa haters left after that episode, you obviously do not get it. At all.

@SCHirst: @Sporrej Defo. I love battle scenes, but that scene was just so good. Sophie doesn’t have swords and pretty boom booms to hide behind.

The realization of “You won’t hurt me” was impressive to watch in Sansa’s eyes as it dawned. She even stood a little taller. Turner is so good.

I can go on for weeks raving about the individual performances in this episode. But damn, I have to post this bloody thing sometime!

So Tyrion and his rallied troops sneak out a side gate (one of the advantages of having Maps By Varys), and the Imp takes ‘em in the rear!

Er, in the side.

Well, he sort of just takes a limb.

@RockinMarcie: TYRION!!! NO ONE SAW THAT COMING, take out the leg! They don’t spect to look down there!

@AdumbralSprite: Boo yaah! Tyrion is a real man.

@SSanquenetti: Tyrion Lannister is my f’ing hero.

@byepluto: HALFMAN! HALFMAN! HALFMAN! HALFMAN!

@iEdoRamirez6: HALF MAN HALF MAN HALF MAN

@melissasavage: I have cheered at the TV at least twice in the last 5 minutes

@Simon_Mag: Do not want this episode to finish.

@Jekali: Forget Ironman Tyrion Rules

But Ironman is a Stark…!

@LadyGeeksUnite: I’m having a heart attack watching this #Gameofthrones episode. GAHH BATTLES! also this makes me love the Hound and Tyrion even more.

@Bloodyjack1: Who wins bad ass award? Tyrion, Bronn or Sandor?

Impressed as I am with all of them, I’m still going with Stannis.

‏Tyrion wasn’t given much time to savor the short-lived victory…

@ariyu: “Oh fuck me.”

@SESchmidt8: Curious as to when the word “fuck” was coined because they use it an awful lot on #Gameofthrones

It was coined as an epithet only approximately 300 years ago by Harren the Black. Up until then it just meant shagging.

Aaaaand then Tyrion went down. And my Twitter feed imploded, going from 80 per to 120.

Yes, I had to shut my computer down.

Again.

@MUFFINSITA_: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MAAAAANNNN WTFFFFF NNNNNOOOOOOOOOO NOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO #GameOfThrones

@gabrielasays: No enano noooooo!! :’( :’( :’( :’(

@mazcast: Tyrion down?? MEDIC!!!

@systemofthesoul: Tyrion Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

@IamLadyGanja: Noooooooooooooooooo not Tyrion

@daniyrselfclean: Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo Petey

Pete’s fine. He’s an actor, and a pro at that!

@HeyJesi: Omg I am dead I AM FUCKING DEAD #donttakemyhomeboy #Tyron #gameofthrones

‏@Planeis: Uh… Did Tyrion just get murdered?

Almost. But who was there to save the day?!

@BigBilly33: Podrick Fucking Payne!!! Bad ass mutha fucka

@AKA_Qthulhu: SuperPod to the rescue!

@abydosww: YES, POD YOU BEAUTY!

#BlameDanielPortman

So we ended with the perfect scene: Cersei, sitting the Iron Throne, with young Prince Tommen cradled in her lap.

The ambience was just chilling. And the scene was…

Fucking.

Powerful.

@MercifulMalaca: cersei… oh wow

@Trynit1: I… am bawling. #Cersei #Tommen #OMFG

@NorthRemembers: WTF is happening?? I’m CRYING because of CERSEI?! Because of Cersei and Tommen and Tywin LANNISTER?! I need help!

@Summonfee1s: DONT YOU DARE KILL THAT LITTLE BOY

@JhenTayMarie: Cersei…. How u can fck u family suh!!! Dem capture u bredda suh u nuh stop ride out u cousin

I couldn’t have said it any better, ser. Uh, milady. Whichever!

The doors to the throne room burst open and—-

@gusandleo: LORAS! WOOFREAKINGHOO! SO fierce. @FinnJones

@niidz: I think i shrieked when i saw Loras hahaha my dog jumped

@amarettosaurus: Lookee here, it’s Loras the badass.

@SunshineTazou: Screamed so loud when he appeared..His face sums up my feelings exactly! THE ARMOR :’) #LorasTyrell

@maryjanesdance: @LORAS LOOOOORASSSSS avenges his soul mate thats right

Ser Loras Tyrell had something to say on the matter himself:

@FinnJones: The smallfolk say it was King Renly’s Ghost, but wiser men know better.

Finn wins.

@acharlowmedia: Damn those Lannisters they win again.

@skramit: Grandpa to the rescue. Haha.

@equuscholar: That is an amazing horse!

@Scheida32: Of course they won the battle. #pissed #gameofthrones #teamstarks

@kingslayerjaime: Did I tweet how my Father is badass? No? Well… My name is Jaime Lannister and my father, Tywin, is a badass.

We know now!

So the episode faded to black…

@NoOptimism: BEST. EPISODE. EVER.

@TitanConBelfast: now that was the BEST FUCKING EPISODE EVER. Awesome, awesome, awesome

@Team_Centon: @GameOfThrones @skyatlantic @HBO…..WOW, #Blackwater was THE BEST GOT EPISODE EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t even think straight right now!!!!!!

@gusandleo: OH god chills. I can barely catch my breath. Well done!

@schecki: I think I need a cigarette. And a hug.

@ohaihenry: Holy fuck #GameOfThrones #Blackwater My body was not ready for all of that.

@umapedia: #GameOfThrones S02E09 | すごい迫力、。士気って重要なんだな。戦争の維持には国内メディアの統制が不可欠なのかもしれん。次週シーズンフィナーレ。

‏@HBOAdria: U 20:05 na HBO-u počinje nova, pretposljednja epizoda serije #GameOfThrones. RT ako ćeš je gledati!

No clue there. Translations please!

@Oolatus: Sweet mercy of old Gods and new, what an episode! I forget to breath at some points.. #fangirl

@NorthRemembers: Syriously, need some cuddling now- where’s Tommen?

Callum Wharry lives near Belfast. Don’t stalk him please.

@S1V4D: What!? What happened to Tyrion?! :,,,,(

@SeqThghts: PS #GameofThrones, if Tyrion Lannister dies a little part of me is always going to hate you.

@_msjessicaann_: If Tyrion is dead, then the show is dead to me

@Dyslexicshark: If they killed Tyrion off i’m not watching the show anymore

@TinPanAlley: Wow.. That was good enough to be a finale.. Damn

@CaitlinFox6: Season 2 #GameofThrones soundtrack will be a must to purchase.

@1SHRMScribe: Epic. Thank u #Hbo

@BenjaminBirdie: Very little food for a George RR Martin episode.

@Litewrks: The cast and crew of this show NEED to become slaves, and shoot 24/7 like this shit is real life.

All in favor of cast and crew slavery say aye!

@2P3: Don’t know if the book is this good but DAMN!

It totally is.

A lot of people loved this episode. 92% of Winter Is Coming voters gave it a 5 out of 5—easily our highest rated episode ever.

But don’t believe me—believe Samwell Tarly!

@johnbradleywest: That made most (pretty much all) other telly look poor in comparison. Wow.

And John wasn’t even in it!

‏@SamPatrickHowe: Unreal #GameOfThrones episode.

@coreyantoine: Wth!! How did Stannis and his army not take the throne? Something doesn’t make sense!

Renly’s ghost.

“The Rains of Castamere,” playing over the end credits, got plenty of notice:

@LyaStark: Ending the episode with the Rains. HBO, YOU BEAUTIFUL THING.

@amarettosaurus: OMG THIS ENDING SONG I’M SCREAMING.

@The_Rabbit01: And so he spoke, and so he spoke that Lord of Castamere…enough said.

@bkingsofkings: Rains of Castamere. So chillingly sung.

@Gillian_Philip: Was that Tom Waits singing The Rains of Castamere???

It was The National.

@NorthRemembers: Ramin Djawadi, where’s your Emmy? #GameOffuckingTunes #stillshaking

@thetvpusher: Was it just me or was that brilliant?

@oliverpowell: Wow. It pains me to think in one week it’ll be a yr before a new ep of #GameofThrones… Really just gonna have to get cast in S3 ain’t I!!!

Oliver Powell should have played Polliver. Think about it. Maybe they can squeeze him in for season 3?

@dMODAstylists: I finally understand peoples obsession with #gameofthrones

@Arbitral: “HolyFuckingChristCock.”- Me. Just now. After #GameOfThrones. #fb

@oliverpowell: The one thing that episode demonstrated is that all these films costing $250m to Produce are just bullshit. #GameofThrones MoreForLess

@thepsychoscooby: OMG @GeorgeRRMartin wrote the best ep of @GameOfThrones ever! BLEW MY MIND!

@dieslaughing: If #GameofThrones was a family reunion, #Blackwater would be that thing your drunk Uncle Doug won’t shut up about experiencing in the ’70s.

I am Jack’s drunk Uncle Doug.

@ThinkHero: Watching “Blackwater” episode again. I wonder how many times I’ll see it before the season finale

@busy_lizzy: Also I have secret crushes on Stannis, Lancel and Loras. And Tywin. And Tyrion. And pretty much everyone in the show.

It’s not a secret any more. Sorry!

@AKA_Qthulhu: So can we have a season by Cogman and GRRM with one guest writer, because that would work for me.

@SDKacho: @AKA_Qthulhu BCog needs to write 3 episodes per season. I’m okay with GRRM just doing one each go around. Man has too much to do already!

Agree! This one clearly edged out episode 3 for my choice as Best Episode of the Season. But was “Blackwater” better than “Baelor” …? I’m still weighing it. It’s close!

But either way, the Cogmeister Meistercogger needs more episodes!

Next week: THE FINAL TWEETDOWN!


135 Comments

  1. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    Twitter and FaBIo never fail to amuse and amaze! “Buzzkill Sandor” LOLzzzzzzz! First!

  2. Evil erik
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    Second!!

  3. MetalgoddessAMB
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    YAY!

  4. Aziraphale
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    YAY! My favorite GoT part of the week! (Besides the show itself, obviously!)

  5. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

    According to Google Translate, this Japanese segment:

    すごい迫力、。士気って重要なんだな。戦争の維持には国内メディアの統制が不可欠なのかもしれん。次週シーズンフィナーレ。

    means something like this:
    Woah,. What I’m important morale. To maintain control of domestic media war does perhaps essential. Season finale next week.

    And this:

    U 20:05 na HBO-u počinje nova, pretposljednja epizoda serije #GameOfThrones. RT ako ćeš je gledati!

    is Croatian for this:

    At 20:05 on HBO begins a new, penultimate episode # GameOfThrones. RT if you watch it!

    Seems like G-translate likes Croatian better!

  6. James Brookes
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    Normally these are fun, but reading them this time was like reliving the episode again. Intense!

    I think I need to watch it a 2nd time.

  7. Brandon Stark
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    These are hilarious. The guy lamenting the fact he couldn’t invite the Hound to his Memorial Day BBQ had me rolling.

    Also, HBO should have a Facebook contest: Win a night of drinking with Lena Headey pretending to be Keira Knightley. That would be the best night ever.

  8. Drfunk
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    I think this was a very very smart move by D&D. Despite its foreign dominance, I don’t think the suits at HBO were regarding GOT as their flagship show (since TB is produced far cheaper and BE has a bigger pedigree on paper). The net went insane after Baelor, so by making Blackwater so epic they basically guaranteed not only season 3 but pretty much the end of the series (Yes i know the head of programming said HBO would keep making em, but I don’t think he really meant it).

    After the buzz generated from this episode, cancelling the show would not be only stupid from a business standpoint but suicidal in the aftermath. If people flipped their tables over Deadwood and Rome getting axed early, HBO headquarters would get nuked if GoT got cancelled after witnessing Blackwater.

  9. Hannah Sears
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    and here I was expecting Twitter to be flooded with #TYWINNINGGGGGGG

  10. Nagga's Kin
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    FYI admins: your Contact page is refusing to receive messages right now.

  11. LoF
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    WAY better than Baelor. No comparison.

  12. Brandon Stark
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    Drfunk:
    I think this was a very very smart move by D&D. Despite its foreign dominance, I don’t think the suits at HBO were regarding GOT as their flagship show (since TB is produced far cheaper and BE has a bigger pedigree on paper). The net went insane after Baelor, so by making Blackwater so epic they basically guaranteed not only season 3 but pretty much the end of the series (Yes i know the head of programming said HBO would keep making em, but I don’t think he really meant it).

    After the buzz generated from this episode, cancelling the show would not be only stupid from a business standpoint but suicidal in the aftermath. If people flipped their tables over Deadwood and Rome getting axed early, HBO headquarters would get nuked if GoT got cancelled after witnessing Blackwater.

    GOT doesn’t have to be the biggest show on HBO to continue being produced. If that was the case, HBO would have one show. There’s nothing wrong being second place to True Blood in terms of overall numbers. GOT’s the flagship spring show, has a strong following, sells DVDs, sells overseas, and receives a lot of buzz. It’s fine.

  13. The Young Wolf
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

    This makes me want to watch the episode again…….like I haven’t already!

  14. _Scorch_
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

    ….Okay I really need to start watching this show.

  15. Queensmoot
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    haha!

    Love these! Thanks FaB.

  16. Jenn Rose
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    LONG LIVE BRAD LANNISTER!!!!!!!

  17. Turncloak
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    *uck you, *uck you, *uck you, your cool, *uck you

  18. Omar Brown
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    These have been my favorite posts at WIC, and I am sad they will be gone after next week.
    Sad Face.

  19. Aziraphale
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    Better than Baelor? I dunno…it’s just a totally different episode, kinda like comparing apples to oranges, y’know?

    If you’re talking about in terms of changes in storylines, it could be argued that Blackwater had way many more drastic twists and turns, whereas Baelor was one BIG one that started the ball rolling on this whole mess. Book readers like myself know, however, that shockwaves will continue to reverberate from Blackwater, but that’s strictly story.

    I’d say Baelor and Blackwater are about equal in terms of episode quality, but still very different from each other.

  20. Miyay
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    I have been refreshing my internet several times yesterday (I’m in SEA). You’re late! *crosses my arms* but man was that worth the wait! Easily the best segment of this site! Thanks!

  21. purplejilly
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

    Thank you FaB, put together in lovely ways, that only your brilliance can do.

    I’m thinking a special raven should be done – maybe try with one episode first and see how it works I’m thinking video – why not a dramatic reading of the tweets? Use simone’s camera – someone use puppets above a table for the visual, (like potter puppet pals – very simple) and Fab, you read your parts, and get Jake Stormeon and Simone to read the tweets in order, just like a script, and have them read in the character that they think the person would sound like, from their twitter name. So it’s like a little radio play. Then post it up, I bet you get big numbers! I’m giving you production gold, here, roll with it! :)

  22. Just Some Dude
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    Aww, no tweets about the beautiful jug behind Sandor (in the scene with Bronn) or Ros & Jaqen’s post-episode critique sex because they couldn’t contain their joygasms. Ya’ll missed out.

    Wonderful recap. This ep’s still so beautiful to me. :’) This summed it up:

    Jean-Luc Picard ‏@DoyleTheDoyle
    FUCK IT. GEORGE CAN WRITE ALL THE EPISODES. SERIOUSLY. ALL THE AWARDS TO #BLACKWATER. ALL OF THEM. NO EXCEPTIONS. EVEN FOR BEST POP GROUP.

  23. Nagga's Kin
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    @theJoVo: The chain and the peach should get together and talk spin-off. You will be missed.

    “‘A Chain Of Peaches’ or ‘Peaches in Chains’?”

    “Both! It’ll be like René Magritte hooks up with Hunter S. Thompson for some Viva La Lys with li’l Ms. Geldof.”

    “Now that’s what I call a high concept! Fetch the Weasel Soup!”

  24. foozlesprite
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

    Mrs. H’ghar:
    According to Google Translate, this Japanese segment:

    すごい迫力、。士気って重要なんだな。戦争の維持には国内メディアの統制が不可欠なのかもしれん。次週シーズンフィナーレ。

    means something like this:
    Woah,. What I’m important morale. To maintain control of domestic media war does perhaps essential. Season finale next week.

    Close. Something like:
    Amazingly intense. What importance morale has. This constant striving for perfection and control in media may just be worth it. The season finale is next week.

    Not amazing at Japanese but I think it’s a little more readable than Google’s botched version.

  25. fres
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    The Targaryens built this city. They built this city on FIRE AND BLOOD

  26. PatD
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    Another wonderful job by FaBIo, et al.

    BUT…

    That’s like what? The 3rd or 4th TweetCap sans PACO? Now I’m really starting to worry.

  27. Drfunk
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    Brandon Stark: GOT doesn’t have to be the biggest show on HBO to continue being produced. If that was the case, HBO would have one show. There’s nothing wrong being second place to True Blood in terms of overall numbers. GOT’s the flagship spring show, has a strong following, sells DVDs, sells overseas, and receives a lot of buzz. It’s fine.

    Deadwood and Rome were far superior than TB could ever hope to be. My whole point is that TB is alive and well because it’s giving them the most bang for their buck. They are already making a big deal how expensive it is to produce this show (drawing parallells to Deadwood/Rome). So for them to build up this kind of crazy exposure through epic episodes pretty much insures the future seasons will happen with a certainty. My point was not to draw comparisons to TB’s success but rather about generating more buzz to keep the show afloat.

    People said the same things about Deadwood and Rome (that it’d be impossible for them to cancel) and yet it happened. The difference here is however awesome Deadwood/Rome were, GoT got into mainstream (every show now has some sort of GoT pop culture reference). So the backlash if the unthinkable did happen would sink HBO (well maybe not sink but it would be like taking the wildfire in their face).

  28. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    foozlesprite: Close.Something like:
    Amazingly intense.What importance morale has.This constant striving for perfection and control in media may just be worth it.The season finale is next week.

    Not amazing at Japanese but I think it’s a little more readable than Google’s botched version.

    Makes much more sense now, thanks!

  29. Steven Swanson
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    LoF:
    WAY better than Baelor. No comparison.

    Truth. Just rewatched Baelor couple days ago and that looooong slumber party scene with Tyrion and friends drags it down (and the lack of battle is a bummer).

    Absolutely nothing dragged in this episode.

  30. John-Michael Lelievre
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    Brad Lannister is like a boss.

    as usual the tweets post is comedy gold.

  31. Dogmayor
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    Just to clear things up, The Hound would cleave Bronn in twain.

  32. Steven Swanson
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

    Dogmayor:
    Just to clear things up, The Hound would cleave Bronn in twain.

    He’d have to hit him first.

    (But for the record I agree, Sandor rules over all.)

  33. David The Grey
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 11:11 pm | Permalink

    @BenjaminBirdie: Very little food for a George RR Martin episode.

    There was a lot of grape juice being drunk, though! Loved all of the “Drunk Cersei” tweets.

    Thanks FaB! Made my week (if weeks start on Monday)!

  34. Thiago Waldhelm
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    thanks, FaB. I needed this hahaha.

    also, AYE! 24/7 filming, NOW!

  35. David Thomas
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Permalink

    foozlesprite: Close.Something like:
    Amazingly intense.What importance morale has.This constant striving for perfection and control in media may just be worth it.The season finale is next week.

    Not amazing at Japanese but I think it’s a little more readable than Google’s botched version.

    I would translate that Japanese tweet more like –

    “Awesomesauce! ["Blackwater" really showed] how important morale is [to winning a battle]! And the media’s constant striving for perfection and control really paid off here. Season finale next week!”

    Context is super-important when translating Japanese because they tend to leave out subjects altogether when the context is clear (which is why I added the bits in brackets).

    And anything starting with “sugoi” has to be translated as “awesomesauce” on a website like this. LOL

  36. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    David Thomas: I would translate it more like –
    “Awesomesauce! ["Blackwater" really showed] how important morale is [to winning a battle]! And the media’s constant striving for perfection and control really paid off here. Season finale next week!”
    Context is super-important when translating Japanese because they tend to leave out subjects altogether when the context is clear (which is why I added the bits in brackets).

    And anything starting with “sugoi” has to be translated at “awesomesauce” on a website like this. LOL

    Cool! Is it possible that the word “Media” could be interpreted as “producers” instead? That would make more sense in the context of a TV program, IMO.

  37. Varamyr Fourskins
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    I totally relived the episode through reading this. Thank you FaBio. There’s nothing quite like seeing it for the first time (which I can safely say after watching it for the tenth time now).

    When that wildfire went kaboom, I was even more stoked than the pyromancer. Everyone around me just kind of gave me an odd look as I exclaimed, “Eat shit Stannis!”.

    All that scene was missing was a shot of Robert Duvall saying, “I love the smell of wildfire in the morning”.

  38. Thiago Waldhelm
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Permalink

    David Thomas:
    And anything starting with “sugoi” has to be translated at “awesomesauce” on a website like this. LOL

    I second that.

  39. David Thomas
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

    Mrs. H’ghar: Cool! Is it possible that the word “Media” could be interpreted as “producers” instead? That would make more sense in the context of a TV program, IMO.

    Because the tweet actually used the word “media” written out in Japanese phonetics, it’s hard to let go of the probability that the writer was making a more general statement about the entertainment industry/media in general, and using this specific episode as an episode of an industry-wide trend.

    But it’s funny you asked that, because in the spirit of writing a translation-of-spirit rather than a literal translation, i almost changed “media” to “producers”! So you read my mind.

  40. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 11:51 pm | Permalink

    David Thomas: Because the tweet actually used the word “media” written out in Japanese phonetics, it’s hard to let go of the probability that the writer was making a more general statement about the entertainment industry/media in general, and using this specific episode as an episode of an industry-wide trend.

    But it’s funny you asked that, because in the spirit of writing a translation-of-spirit rather than a literal translation, i almost changed “media” to “producers”! So you read my mind.

    Great minds? : -)

  41. Ed
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

    LOL!!!! LOVE these!!! I will SO miss the Twitter recaps! Just one more week – that sucks.

    @keirhansen: HOLY HUFFLEPUFF HAMBONES OF HADES

    @AKA_Qthulhu: THE BEACONS ARE LIT! GONDOR CALLS FOR AID!

  42. Varamyr Fourskins
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    Surprised no one commented on “Hearteater”. That name is metal.

  43. Inka
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 12:15 am | Permalink

    The Lancel tweets were hilarious this week :) The actor who plays him is doing a super duper job.

  44. David Thomas
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    Varamyr Fourskins:
    Surprised no one commented on “Hearteater”. That name is metal.

    Then you gotta read the AfterElton.com recap: http://www.afterelton.com/tv/2012/05/game-thrones-recap-209-gate-ramming

    Not only does he comment on how metal Hearteater is, he calls Drunken Cersei “the Lucille Bluth of Westeros.” That’s about the funniest thing I’ve read all week (if you watch Arrested Development, at least). The AfterElton recapper is ON POINT.

  45. Biscotti
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 12:21 am | Permalink

    biscotti の stab at translating the japanese-

    “Strong/powerful [episode]. The morale of the troops is important! (this sentence is emphasised). To improve the brand/popularity, control of the media/news is important… probably/I guess. Season finale is next week.”

    back to books.

    (I think reference to 国 means Japan, so probably to improve brand of TV shows in Japan they need to have better PR and/or control pirating more/make them more accessible. I agree probably a statement about the industry generally).

  46. spacechampion
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    So who else think that GRRM writing that Bronn vs. Hound stare down means foreshadowing for a Bronn vs. Hound sword fight in book 6 or 7?

  47. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    spacechampion:
    So who else think that GRRM writing that Bronn vs. Hound stare down means foreshadowing for a Bronn vs. Hound sword fight in book 6 or 7?

    Have you read the books?

  48. Stephanie
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 12:45 am | Permalink

    Cersei is one goblet away from The Real Housewives of Westeros. (which I would totally watch, btw. I bet Catelyn Stark could flip a table like nobody’s business)

  49. spacechampion
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 12:57 am | Permalink

    Mrs. H’ghar: Have you read the books?

    Yes I have. Both are still alive by the end of book 5.

  50. Joshua Taylor
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 12:59 am | Permalink

    David Thomas,

    Cersei (or Ce-Ce as AfterElton calls her) : I don’t have to listen to this! If anyone wants me I’ll be in the bar!

    Joffrey: But mother, the Holdfast doesn’t have a bar!

    Ce-Ce: Well that’s why people hate holdfasts! *walks away down the hall* bahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

  51. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 1:08 am | Permalink

    spacechampion: Yes I have.Both are still alive by the end of book 5.

    It was my understanding that Sandor died from a festering wound after Arya left him, and that some priest buried him and left his helm on top of the grave, which was then picked up by another traveling bandit who left people thinking that Hound was alive, but he was 6 feet under.

  52. LionOfLannister
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 1:33 am | Permalink

    Mrs. H’ghar,

    Well there’s also the tall silent brother that digs the graves that showed up at around the same time Sandor “died” and the fact that Sandor’s horse is in the stables when only Sandor could control him is another hint that he’s the grave digging brother. May not have seen the end of The Hound yet.

  53. MRR
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 1:36 am | Permalink

    If they’re sober: Sandor wins.

    If they’re drunk: Bronn wins.

  54. MRR
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 1:42 am | Permalink

    Oh, and also…

    One of my biggest hopes is that Sandor, now at a monastery, will join up with the Faith Militant in order to fight as the champion of the Seven against Robert Strong at Cersei’s trial. Both brothers have now taken a “vow of silence”, which adds another layer of interesting coincidence to the idea of them squaring off.

  55. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 2:38 am | Permalink

    MRR: One of my biggest hopes is that Sandor, now at a monastery, will join up with the Faith Militant in order to fight as the champion of the Seven against Robert Strong at Cersei’s trial. Both brothers have now taken a “vow of silence”, which adds another layer of interesting coincidence to the idea of them squaring off.

      

    If it were to happen you’d be able to hear a pin drop. But if a man swears off fighting and becomes a monk, perhaps he would not want to fight again? This one does not see it happening, but in GRRM world, anything’s possible.

  56. Howland Reed
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 2:44 am | Permalink

    MRR,

    That never occurred to me as a possibility, but it would be AHHHHMAZING!

  57. Adam Wing
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 3:14 am | Permalink

    “It was coined as an epithet only approximately 300 years ago by Harren the Black. Up until then it just meant shagging.”

    FaB, as ever, reading you is an utter delight.

  58. Biscotti
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 3:49 am | Permalink

    are we still having the weekly essays from that guy?

  59. ...
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 4:11 am | Permalink

    Just curious- why is Rains of Castamere spelt differently in the song?

  60. Tar Kidho
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 4:43 am | Permalink

    Tweetalicious as allways!

    If I’d be on Twitter I would have tweeted “First in… Stannis is a Bridgeburner!”

  61. Wedge
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 4:44 am | Permalink

    Didn’t come from twitter but it’s surely a reaction to the Blackwater episode so I guess it fits here.

    Tywin Lannister > Charlie Sheen
    http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/21234720.jpg

    ^^

  62. sjwenings
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 4:44 am | Permalink

    It says a lot about the awesomness of Baelor, when just reading these tweets gets my heart rate up a little. Probably best ep of GoT so far, indeed.

  63. Ross
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 5:02 am | Permalink

    @thronecast: Somebody needs to book Cersei for a tampon commercial. (Turns to camera; glass of wine in hand): “Is your red flower still blooming…?”

    Hah, genius

  64. Tar Kidho
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 5:08 am | Permalink

    Ross,

    and while she’s at it she could also do a commercial for rohypnol :)

  65. the goat
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 5:16 am | Permalink

    Another Fab-ulous recap!

    @thom_not_tom: “AHH! WEAPONIZED MOUNTAIN DEW! THE PAIN IS TOO EXTREEEEEEME!”

    Also loved Finn’s flawless tweet.

  66. Lana
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 5:45 am | Permalink

    Loras Tyrell bursting into the throne-room, followed by a smugger than even Lannister paterfamilias, was well-nigh orgasmic! Finn Jones was all kinds of desirable in that moment. And Tywin Lannister…I am beginning to think that it was in HIS image that man was created – definition of a GOD!

  67. Lana
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 5:47 am | Permalink

    Stephanie,

    The Real Housewives of Westeros… ROFL!

  68. Macha
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 6:21 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the round-up, guys, you’re ace!

    @RockinMarcie: They have an oversized French tickler breaking down the gate.
    ROFL, I knew I liked the Baratheons for some reason.

  69. ace
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 6:30 am | Permalink

    OT : don’t know where to put this but,

    Maisie Williams does the cinnamon challenge
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdqLY9357DQ

  70. Ros
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 7:24 am | Permalink

    Just Some Dude:
    Aww, no tweets about the beautiful jug behind Sandor (in the scene with Bronn) or Ros & Jaqen’s post-episode critique sex because they couldn’t contain their joygasms. Ya’ll missed out.

    I think you’ll find the jug was mentioned. Jaqen and Sandor [@im_no_ser] had a rather hilarious chat about it.

    Seriously, though. Thank you for featuring me again. Blackwater was the best orgasm I hadn’t got paid for.

  71. Rygar
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    “Fucks given by Stannis: 0″

    That just made my day. Thanks FaB.

  72. Varamyr Fourskins
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    Mrs. H’ghar,

    Not all monks swear off violence. The Knights Templar, for example, famous for Crusading, were actually monks who took a vow of poverty (never mind that their banking empire became the richest in Europe). The Shaolin Monks of China are also famous for their practice of martial arts. So, just because Sandor became a monk, it doesn’t mean that he can’t still kick ass. The Faith Militant provides the perfect avenue for that.

  73. Varamyr Fourskins
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    David Thomas,

    That’s awesome! Thanks for that.

    I just love saying “Hearteater” with a British accent: Hahteetah.

  74. David Thomas
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    Does anyone else think that Podrick Payne and FaB were separated at birth?

  75. dizzy_34
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 9:55 am | Permalink

    David Thomas,

    No, but everytime I see Tommen I think how did Mark Foster make his way into Game of Thrones? and start whistling “Pumped up kicks”

  76. DB
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    Tar Kidho,

    FIRST IN, LAST OUT
    it’s the Bridgeburner way!

  77. Julyan
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    “I prefer the Rains of Castomere, personally, as sung by The National. I purchased it just the other day (along with the entire soundtrack)!”

    Damn, my soundtrack only has the Rains of Castamere. I feel ripped off.

  78. death to lannisters
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    That was enjoyable

  79. Jess
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    I loved this episode! and the twitters were hilarious, thanks for the compilation! And yes, i am all for Cast and Crew Slavery so we get get 3 seasons a year! mwahaha!!

  80. Yellow Dog
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    MRR: Oh, and also…
    One of my biggest hopes is that Sandor, now at a monastery, will join up with the Faith Militant in order to fight as the champion of the Seven against Robert Strong at Cersei’s trial. Both brothers have now taken a “vow of silence”, which adds another layer of interesting coincidence to the idea of them squaring off.

    Excellent! That would actually be perfect and typical GRRM.

  81. bean
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    Hey so what weapon was pod carrying? A spear chucker??

  82. MW
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    @FinnJones: The smallfolk say it was King Renly’s Ghost, but wiser men know better.

    Ser Loras tweeting quotes from the book. Freaking epic.

  83. Handmaiden of Dany
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    The next best thing after Sunday is reading these! :)

  84. Antonnio
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Permalink
  85. ANiceChianti
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    “Except Tyrion wouldn’t put up with one ounce of dwarf-tossing. Axe to the face for even trying it, bitches.”

    Ummm… Tyrion rides a dog.

  86. Salty Sea Dog
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    so many people getting toasted in this episode: matthos, davos, the rest of stannis’ fleet, oh yeah, and cersei…#houndsgotcompany

  87. Restore The Day
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    Adam Wing:
    “It was coined as an epithet only approximately 300 years ago by Harren the Black. Up until then it just meant shagging.”

    FaB, as ever, reading you is an utter delight.

    This.

    Also, WTH NO PACO?!?! WHRE R U PACO U BEAUTIFUL FANBOY?

    and also:
    ‏@GaryWeaver
    I have to wait 8 hours until I can apply the final coat to our cabinets. So rewatch #Blackwater 8 more times? OK. #gameofthrones

  88. Zack
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    Gods, but I love the Twitter recap posts. It is my favorite non-Sunday feature of this website.

    Well done once again!

  89. serum
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    Varamyr Fourskins,

    agreed, saying hearteater as an american or at least a new englander (we have a tendency not to pronounce our t’s) doesnt sound good at all, basically the only way to say it is with a british accent, hahahaha

  90. Langkard
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    Once again, FaB wins the tweets by incorporating Monty Python into the post. I bow to your awesomeness, ser!

  91. MetalgoddessAMB
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    Varamyr Fourskins:
    Surprised no one commented on “Hearteater”. That name is metal.

    haha, everything about Game of Thrones is Metal \m/

    it’s how I got all my friends to watch it, by telling them “it’s very metal.”

    (they all love it, haha)

  92. Jillian
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    I accidentally responded to this insteead of the Cersei as Lucille Bluth comments, sorry!

  93. Tessa Leonie
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    Once again fantastic post, always gets me in the mood to rewatch.

    Ps. Anyone know how to despoilerize on an Ipad?

  94. Yellow Dog
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    This is a superb analysis of how Blackwater’s genius director used shot design to ensure that Dinklage’s height never diminishes or infantalizes him in comparison to the actors around him.

  95. Kaeth
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    Yellow Dog,

    Good read. Like how he breaks down that shots like that. I mean thats something that you really don’t notice when your watching but it sure does make the scenes flow better.
    Btw thank you for what you said the other day and if you were curious I’m still not smoking been 4 days now I think I’m over the hump.

  96. Nagga's Kin
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    ANiceChianti:
    “Except Tyrion wouldn’t put up with one ounce of dwarf-tossing. Axe to the face for even trying it, bitches.”

    Ummm… Tyrion rides a dog.

    Didn’t Cersei all but toss Tyrion onto a flight of stairs when he told her Marcella would be sent off to Dorne and there’s nothing she could do about it?

  97. Nagga's Kin
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    Langkard:
    Once again, FaB wins the tweets by incorporating Monty Python into the post.I bow to your awesomeness, ser!

    Yes, FaBio’s a very naughty boy, isn’t he?

  98. Nagga's Kin
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    Tessa Leonie:
    Once again fantastic post, always gets me in the mood to rewatch.

    Ps. Anyone know how to despoilerize on an Ipad?

    I assume you have to select the text to read the spoilers.

    http://blog.laptopmag.com/how-to-select-copy-and-paste-text-on-the-ipad

    Can be fiddly, an alternative is to quote the entire comment containing the spoiler, where it will be displayed in plaintext with HTML tags. That means scrolling, though.

  99. MRR
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    Yellow Dog: Excellent!That would actually be perfect and typical GRRM.

    You flatter me! But really, “typical GRRM” would be if Sandor agrees to fight for the Faith Militant, but soon after reaching King’s Landing he’s falsely accused of thievery as he passes through Flea Bottom. He’s arrested and brought before Lord Randyll Tarly who, frustrated by his vow of silence, sentences him to have his hands cut off. Then Lancel Lannister takes up arms as the champion of the Seven, fighting to redeem his past sins with Cersei, but is slaughtered by Robert Strong.

    ;D

  100. Daniel Ransom
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    I know the tweets were jokes, but as a librarian I feel obliged to answer the question about the derivation of the word “fuck.” It stems from an early English colloquial verb that meant “to have sex” (ie, exactly what it still means today; it was cognate to the Dutch fokken).

    The earliest surviving written usage is from 1528, when a monk wrote “fuckin Abbot” in the margins of a manuscript he was copying. There are several more usages in the 15th century, generally denoting sex and fornication.

    The first surviving written use of “fuck” as a noun stems from a comedic play from 1663, written by (I kid you not) Richard Head. There’s a line in which a male character describes “creeping in and there I did see [presumably another character] putting the great fuck upon my weef [wife?].”

    Source: Oxford English Dictionary

  101. Oliver Powell
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    I already see Season 4, at least, as a dead cert. Cancelling prematurely would be disastrous – especially when there’s still so much source material left. It completely diff situation to True Blood & Deadwood and Rome. I think HBO are committed to seeing it through.

    Either way…I feel so excited for the final ep I might just explode. Dreading the next 10 months without the show though…really am working my ass off to get in the show.

    :D

  102. Fire And Blood
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    Nagga’s Kin,

    I LOL’d.

  103. Fire And Blood
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    Daniel Ransom: The first surviving written use of “fuck” as a noun stems from a comedic play from 1663, written by (I kid you not) Richard Head. There’s a line in which a male character describes “creeping in and there I did see [presumably another character] putting the great fuck upon my weef [wife?].”

    Richard Head. That’s brilliant.

  104. Kelly
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    That was the best ep out of the 2 seasons! I’ve watched it 4 times already and will more than likely watch a few more times before Monday. Tyrion totally owned this one! The wildfire was WOW! Thanks for the laughs @Axechucker and @The_Rabbit01 you do good work! :^) I’ve been looking forward to this since Monday!
    So sad it the last ep this week! Game of Thrones dudes get your butts back here to Belfast and get S3 filmed, I need my fix :^) I’m going on the coach tour in Belfast @Titanconbelfast this yr and i’m extremely excited! If your going tweet me and say hello!

  105. Knurk
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    Am I the only sick bastard who got the Mrs. Hands joke?

  106. Fire And Blood
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    Oh, I got it. Love.

  107. ANiceChianti
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

    I think I even got it!

  108. Michelle
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    Wow. Thanks for including my tweet this week. Blackwater was insane!

  109. Langkard
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    Nagga’s Kin: Yes, FaBio’s a very naughty boy, isn’t he?

    Heh. Yes, he is! Probably lit the grail-shaped beacon, too. Only one punishment for that.

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

  110. Holly
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    Ah duuuudes, yessss <3 I am honored to be apart of this huge interwebs love-fest-GoT-community .. thanks for including me!<3

  111. Fire And Blood
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    Langkard,

    Well I could stay a… bit longer…!

  112. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    Antonnio:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXGZcBlLcGEJerome Flynn singing

    Holy crap they look like Jan & Dean redux! Bronn the hidden hottie!

  113. Lex
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

    Knurk:
    Am I the only sick bastard who got the Mrs. Hands joke?

    I laughed so hard. I’d almost forgotten about Mr. Hands.

  114. Vellyr
    Posted May 31, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    戦争の維持には国内メディアの統制が不可欠なのかもしれん。

    Woah,. What I’m important morale. To maintain control of domestic media war does perhaps essential. Season finale next week.

    Amazingly intense. What importance morale has. This constant striving for perfection and control in media may just be worth it. The season finale is next week.

    “Awesomesauce! ["Blackwater" really showed] how important morale is [to winning a battle]! And the media’s constant striving for perfection and control really paid off here. Season finale next week!”

    “Strong/powerful [episode]. The morale of the troops is important! (this sentence is emphasised). To improve the brand/popularity, control of the media/news is important… probably/I guess. Season finale is next week.”

    Let’s break this sentence down
    戦争の維持には In order to maintain a war
    国内メディアの統制 Control of domestic media
    が is
    不可欠 essential
    なのかもしれん。perhaps (typical Japanese humility, never asserting anything)

    My translation:

    “Wow, that was intense. Morale is really key, huh. Just goes to show how important media control is for maintaining a war. Season finale next week.”

    He’s talking about how morale applies to wars in a modern context. There is no mention of brand recognition, and nothing about striving for perfection.

  115. Lisa Luciani
    Posted June 1, 2012 at 2:30 am | Permalink

    Hello WiC folks – I was very happy to find this thread, because I felt it was an appropriate place to air a grievance in a simple, civil way that respects the ASoIaF books, the GoT show, and all the fans of both.

    I understand that WiC has been integral in spreading the word about the entire cross- media phenomenon that is GRRM’s creation. Many people are extremely grateful, I among them. I don’t visit this site but it is impossible to ignore it if you are a ASoIaF/GoT enthusiast. Herein lies the issue: The Winter Is Coming community needs to be gently reminded that it is not the only fanbase, and certainly does not account for even a large percentage of the fans of the books/show/peripheral culture.

    On Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, other Fansites and Fan webrings, the DEAFENINGLY LOUD presence of the WiC fan community never fails to make itself heard. This I admire. What I do not admire is clique behavior, bullying, exclusion, frivolous complaints to moderators if one is not perceived to be an “insider”, contrived definitions of what a “real fan” is, ridicule of “newbies”, etc. I understand the WiC community is passionate. So passionate that some WiC community members, under GoT character aliases, can spend as much as 13 (thirteen!) hours straight roleplaying with other WiC member fictitious characters without batting an eye, and start all over again the next day. Though you may have lost sight of this, most ASoIaF/GoT enthusiasts do not behave like this. Thy have school and family and jobs and dogs, etc.

    You may wonder how I can trace the great bulk of uncivil behavior back to WiC. Well, the moderator Fire and Blood began this very post. I know his twitter & Facebook handles. They are extremely easy to discern. It seems he and his followers are at the crux of TRULY FANATICAL, as in very far gone, behavior. This post is a by-product of the crazy. I don’t know him or any of the other moderators personally. I applaud their efforts at maintaining this fansite and establishing relationships with the cast and crew of GoT, and with GRRM himself. However, I genuinely believe the omnipresence and overbearing demeanor of the WiC community is negatively impacting the enjoyment of the ASoIaF/GoT community as a WHOLE, far beyond the reaches of this particular site.

    Again, I understand your enthusiasm and desire to impact culture by spreading the word in every way, every day. However, can you PLEASE tone it down a bit? FaB can certainly do a Twitter reecap without showing up on twitter incessantly and encouraging others to believe the beautiful entity that we all so clearly know and love is so exclusively theirs. GRRM created it, D&D are executing it, and we all love it. No one owns it nor has a monopoly on fandom. Please remember this, WiC community. Other fans have noticed, other fansites have noticed, and people in publishing and production have noticed. I wish you all well. Peace.

  116. Matt Chung
    Posted June 1, 2012 at 2:41 am | Permalink

    Vellyr,

    This is correct. Nice try for everyone else but yeah, the word “media” is used incorrectly in terms of English but the Japanese guy probably doesn’t realise that there’s no “media” in Westeros. He’s probably just referring to information in general. Silly Engrish. But… where did everyone pull this “striving for perfection” thing from?

  117. Winter Is Coming
    Posted June 1, 2012 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    Lisa Luciani,

    I’m not really sure what you are accusing us of here. Can you be more specific?

    From what I was able to discern, it seems your beef is with the #FakeWesteros folks. WiCnet has nothing to do with #FakeWesteros. Yes, they show up in our Twitter recaps and I’m sure many of the people behind the characters read the site regularly, but that doesn’t mean they are affiliated with us in any way.

    Also, our goal is to keep our site as one of the most inclusive ASOIAF/GOT sites on the web. I think if you ask most of the folks here, they will tell you that they feel that we have achieved that goal. So I don’t know how your perception became that we exclude newbies or feel like we “own” ASOIAF/GOT. Again, if the people from #FakeWesteros are giving you that perception, than that has nothing to do with this site.

    Anyway, I’d be happy to chat more with you about your grievances and maybe clear up any other misunderstandings you may have about the site and its goals. Just email me at winteriscomingblog (at) gmail (dot) com and we can continue the conversation privately. Thanks!

  118. Fire And Blood
    Posted June 2, 2012 at 5:29 am | Permalink

    I can’t recall if Lisa is the same young lady who stoutly opposed my assertion that the Reeds weren’t entirely necessary to the television show because she was certain GRRM was telling a tale akin to something from Celtic lore. Maybe! Either way, I am deeply and personally offended by the assumption that I do not have a dog.

    Also, I do not roleplay online. Tabletop is my thing. Oldschool d20!

    That said, many of the #FakeWesteros people are hi-larious. (I have to say @New_Gregor and @BradLannister are two of my newer favorites.) I fully support their right to be retarded.

  119. Dan
    Posted June 2, 2012 at 5:39 am | Permalink

    Winter Is Coming,

    You are a gentleman and a scholar.

  120. Dan
    Posted June 2, 2012 at 5:42 am | Permalink
  121. Oliver Powell
    Posted June 2, 2012 at 7:45 am | Permalink

    Haha – this made me laugh a lot.

    Your comments may not be aimed at me Lisa…but I too am mortally offended as I find time to visit WiC, interact a little and have not one but TWO dogs…

  122. Fire And Blood
    Posted June 2, 2012 at 7:59 am | Permalink

    Oliver Powell,

    Two dogs is far too many, ser. How do you even find time for auditions??

  123. Oliver Powell
    Posted June 2, 2012 at 8:07 am | Permalink

    Fire And Blood,

    I truly don’t know… just special I guess? Most people with 2 dogs dont have the time to leave the house, let alone watch GoT, visit websites, work AND audition. Actually pretty impressed with myself.

    “where’s his medal?” I hear you cry…

    “wheres my part?” I shout back

    ;)

  124. @FatPinkMast
    Posted June 2, 2012 at 8:12 am | Permalink

    13 hours straight? I need to step my game up! Although Sam might need to see a maester if I were…erm, standing at attention for that long.

    And I’m totally not a member of this site, btw. Although I definitely prefer it to that other site, which will not be named.

    (And your “Sign in with Twitter” button didn’t work for me, btw)

  125. Jillybean
    Posted June 2, 2012 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Winter Is Coming,

    Does WiC have “members”? I’ve never seen evidence of that. I don’t understand Lisa’s post. Since I work about 50 hours a week, have two kids in sports AND own two dogs, I don’t get to the internet much. I haven’t posted very often and am not a “member”, but I have never felt excluded or silenced just because I’m not a regular. Maybe she’s referring to certain people who post here who also visit other sites? I don’t know – I don’t have time to visit other sites. There are certainly rude people in any comment feed I’ve ever, ever read. That’s not an exclusive WiC phenomenon.

    Anyway, she is certainly entitled to her opinion, as is everyone else. I would just like to offer my support and gratitude for this sight, and WiC and FaB in particular. And if I had half the imagination and humor as someone like @OccupyWesteros, I would certainly join in the #fakewestoros group. They are truly funny.

  126. Langkard
    Posted June 2, 2012 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    Wait… what?

    My member is in sight? Ack!

  127. Jillybean
    Posted June 2, 2012 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    Langkard,

    Yes, kindly put that away, please. I have sensible sensibilities. Which, of course, is why I watch GoT and read GRRM.

  128. @FatPinkMast
    Posted June 2, 2012 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    Jillybean,

    Using the word “member” may have been a mistake that I started (although an easy one for me, in particular, to make ;) ) as the original commenter never actually said member, but “WiC community”. On other sites, one can become a member/create an account, which is probably what I was thinking of. Of all the fan sites out there, I’ve found WiC to be the most open and inclusive. However, I do think the ASOIAF fandom overall can tend to be kind of clannish and rude.

    And @OccupyWesteros is the best…love them so much.

  129. Langkard
    Posted June 2, 2012 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    I’m pretty sure FatPinkMast is a member. Darn near a Hodor-level member, in fact.

  130. @thesamwelltarly
    Posted June 2, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    @FatPinkMast,

    Please stop posting on websites while I am sleeping.

  131. @thesamwelltarly
    Posted June 2, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    Langkard:
    I’m pretty sure FatPinkMast is a member.Darn near a Hodor-level member, in fact.

    Agreed. Just don’t ask for proof.

  132. @FatPinkMast
    Posted June 2, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    @thesamwelltarly,

    I’m f@#$!ng cold…start cuddling up to Grenn while you’re sleeping, and I will.

  133. Brynn
    Posted June 2, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    Lisa Luciani,

    For a very well written (punctuations were all correct, it was articulate, with polite choice of words, civil tone) post, I was left clueless what the actual issue was here.

    “Tone it down”… stop twittering? Stop sharing humor and joy about a show you love? Stop laughing or repeating funny jokes?

    Can’t she just NOT visit this site, NOT follow certain tweet feeds (because there are plenty of loud vocal fandoms out there for lots of other shows!), instead of showing up at the GoT viewing party and telling people “Hey can you guys tone this party down?” It’s not like the internet is keeping her dogs awake at night. You can choose not to see certain things on the internet if you don’t want to.

  134. Fire And Blood
    Posted June 2, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    Brynn,

    I just assumed she’d had too much Guinness and was sleepy and tired of our partying ways.

    At least she didn’t call the cops!

  135. @umapedia
    Posted June 5, 2012 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    Vellyr,

    I’m the one who tweeted this japanese tweet.
    I just noticed that my tweet had been posted here…

    Your translation is almost correct, I guess (my English is not good enough to tell exactly).
    That was about modern warfare and mass media, which Japanese just call it “media.”
    You’re a good translator, Vellyr.

    Thanks!


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