The North Remembers: January 2011
By Hear Me Roar on in Editorial.

WiCnet Alternate LogoThis time three years ago it was clear that we have entered The Year of The Premiere. Let me walk you through the exciting itinerary of that January. The Television Critics Association winter tour was the big event to kick the year off, and Winter is Coming and FaBio were both in attendance, meeting for the first time (the universe did not collapse). 

Hear Me Roar: Oh, the memories. Such exciting days … I am feeling more than a little nostalgic right now.


60 Comments

  1. dizzy
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    Sorry for double posting this but perhaps it’s more appropriate here in the nostalgia thread. ES is back! Josh Parker should be proud!

  2. Rygar
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    Sigh. Where is my trailer number two?

  3. Hand of the Kingslayer
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    Rygar,

    Where is the countdown cock?

  4. dizzy
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    Hand of the Kingslayer,

    I’ll join the bumming.

    Sigh, Where is The Winds of Winter…

  5. dragonreborn
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    got official vine account sent a vine of arya today but it is nothing more than what we have already seen in the trailer

  6. Rygar
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    Hand of the Kingslayer,

    Pun intended?

  7. Hand of the Kingslayer
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    dizzy,

    Where is Benjen Stark?

  8. dizzy
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    Hand of the Kingslayer,

    Sigh, Where is Strong Belwas?

  9. Hand of the Kingslayer
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    dizzy,

    Where are the pizzas?

  10. Hand of the Kingslayer
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    Rygar,

    Yes sir.

  11. H. Stark
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 11:39 am | Permalink
  12. loki
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    WHERE ARE MY DRAGONS?!

    sorry had to do that

  13. Stannis's Soul
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    where are my pants?

  14. dizzy
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    where is the keg?

  15. Rygar
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozYg8vDTmkc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    Now I don’t want to stereotype, but I am nearly positive at least one Rockapella member is gay.

  16. Rygar
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 12:08 pm | Permalink
  17. dizzy
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    Rygar,

    You’re welcome for this insane ear worm.

  18. Rygar
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    dizzy,

    Booze me up and get me high!

  19. ATG
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    Reading the GRRM breakfast post now, it’s such fun :D.

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I really enjoy the ‘The North Remembers’ posts, keep em coming :)

  20. Patchy Face
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    Where is the fine group from 2011 that used to post and actually have GoT discussions here?

  21. Ragman's Harbor
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    Will we have a Bryan Cogman interview this year? I sure hope so. Got plenty of questions that need answers.

  22. Rygar
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    Patchy Face,

    They got tired of elitists and the badgering of those who spoke out negatively about the show.

  23. Hand of the Kingslayer
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    Patchy Face,

    Where is the fine group that has a little sense of humor and that isn’t being an asshole right now? ;)

  24. Hand of the Kingslayer
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    Ragman’s Harbor,

    Yes please. Yes please indeed.

    I want to ask ADWD/AFFC adaption questions and see Bryan expertly dodge all of them.

  25. Hand of the Kingslayer
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    H. Stark,

    Thanks. Can’t wait for Arya’s season 5 storyline :)

  26. Rygar
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Hand of the Kingslayer:
    Patchy Face,

    Where is the fine group that has a little sense of humor and that isn’t being an asshole right now? ;)

    Or this.

  27. Hear Me Roar
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    ATG,

    Thanks, ATG! We will.

  28. Sister Wrister
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Rygar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozYg8vDTmkc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    Now I don’t want to stereotype, but I am nearly positive at least one Rockapella member is gay.

    Careful now, you might kick off a riot…

    Poor Lollys

  29. facelessarya
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    Arya footage :) Her and needle reunited at last practicing their water dance!

    I love the North Remembers, brings me back and I always end up smiling like an idiot.

  30. Sister Wrister
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    Those promo pics are cool. I also love these north remembers posts… Shows how far things have come, and cool to see the excitement building

  31. Sister Wrister
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    facelessarya,

    Her and Syrio, and Ned in the background….

  32. dizzy
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    Patchy Face,

    *Raises hand* Yeah, Where did all those people go?

  33. Hodor's Bastard
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    Something that HMR didn’t mention (perhaps intentionally) is the article about the GoT gay perspective that was published 3 years ago. I find it interesting that the “gay debate” was just as heated back then as it is now….although I do believe it is much more informed and somewhat more robust (given events from S1-S3) than it was back then. In any case, for those who think the discussions were any better or worse or more enjoyable, I dare say you are full of dragon shit. The song remains the same. :)

    Let’s reminisce together…
    http://winteriscoming.net/2011/01/got-gay-we-got-that/

    (some of us had different monikers back then as well…)

  34. Hodor's Bastard
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    dizzy,
    Hopefully, there will be another World Cup post within this space in the next few months for a hearty international debate!

    [Germany/Portugal/US/Ghana - Group of fucking death!]

  35. Winter Is Coming
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    dizzy:
    Patchy Face,

    *Raises hand* Yeah, Where did all those people go?

    World Cup thread, yes! Can’t wait to do that again later this year.

    Also, look at me predicting Spain and the Netherlands as two of the top teams going into the tournament. Of course, I also mentioned England in the same breath, but we’ll just ignore that part!

  36. Jen@House Stark
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    First time I saw the trailer on HBO I went OMG, I am so going to geek out on this series. Got the first book, read it in a week. Saw the first episode and they showed it: Jaime pushed the kid out the window, holy seven hells! Then, came across this place and became a WIC geek, who knew? :giggle:

  37. Stannis's Soul
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    Rygar: Rockapella

    There’s a strong rumor that the lead Tenor is dating Pedro Pascal.

  38. Sister Wrister
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    dizzy: Patchy Face,

    *Raises hand* Yeah, Where did all those people go?

    So all those fine people having a conversation about GOT were actually having a conversation about…. The World Cup??

    Which is fuckin awesome btw.

    Hodor’s Bastard:

    The song remaiaiaiaiaiaiiiaiaiiiaiiiaiaiaiiiaiiiajins
    the saiaiaiaiaiiaiiame. Doin my best Robert Plant there… Balls in a vice and all.

  39. Patchy Face
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Hodor’s Bastard, Thank you Ser, my life is complete. I have only dreamt of being full of dragon shit! Fire, Blood and Poop forever. (Oh -and World Cup)

  40. Sister Wrister
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    Hodor’s Bastard,

    Was that where FABs Indigo angst first made an appearance??

    And wow, fuck, the first response…… Hahaha bodies are flung from the trebuchets….
    Nothin gets people *off* like guns gays and god.

    *As in, off kilter.

  41. Jen@House Stark
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

    Where is GreatJon of Umber?????

  42. Rygar
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    Hodor’s Bastard,

    I went by “John” back then.

  43. Sister Wrister
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    Jen@House Stark,

    That’s awesome, what a way to drop in! Right on time. Must have been super exciting times. That was me for season two, but I’m always late to the party… ;)
    I don’t understand you speed readers who can cash a book like that in a week. I know a barista from a coffee shop I frequent that a couple weeks ago had just cracked book 1, and was already into Clash a week later when I saw her… I got my mom to read them and she took about a month for all five. Crazy. It was about a half a year for me to get through them all.

  44. KG
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    /sigh Where is Jaime’s peroxide?

  45. Jordan
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    KG,

    Meant to comment on this in previous thread, but I wonder if I’m not seeing color well or something because it looks from previews that Jaime has “dirty blond” hair, and did last season as well (more literal with the dirty part). Maybe it’s not golden blond like in the books, but it still seems to match Cersei’s hair color.

    For that matter, Tyrion also seems to me to have blond hair (I know some have criticized Dinklage for not dyeing his hair, but it seems clearly blond to me in the new trailer/behind the scenes).

    As for why it is so short, Jaime undoubtedly picked up lice during his ordeal, necessitating cutting a lot off.

  46. Taena Stinkfinger
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    Hand of the Kingslayer:
    Rygar,

    Where is the countdown cock?

    Why would I need one of those?

  47. Cary Storm
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    KG,

    I’m blond. I get people who act surprised when I say that because they’ve only seen pictures of me in certain light. But I’m not even “dark blond” because I bought that shade of “just for men for beards” and it turned my ‘stache brown. I grew up with light blond hair and it’s now medium blond.

    I can understand why Jaime’s hair is so dark in practically all of the scenes he’s depicted because they seem to be fairly dimly lit scenes. Doesn’t mean he’s not blond. He’s just not shiny bright bleached blanket bimbo blonde.

  48. Hand of the Kingslayer
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    Patchy Face,

    Do dragons honestly shit, though? GRRM never shies away from the most disgusting fluids and solids living creatures unleash, but there wasn’t a single mention of dragon poo in the whole series… Someone has to ask GRRM this, in a con or something.

  49. Lord Stannis's Soul
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    Hand of the Kingslayer:
    Patchy Face,

    Do dragons honestly shit, though? GRRM never shies away from the most disgusting fluids and solids living creatures unleash, but there wasn’t a single mention of dragon poo in the whole series… Someone has to ask GRRM this, in a con or something.

    I seem to remember some stuff about partially digested bones…

  50. Taena Stinkfinger
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    Hand of the Kingslayer:
    Patchy Face,

    Do dragons honestly shit, though? GRRM never shies away from the most disgusting fluids and solids living creatures unleash, but there wasn’t a single mention of dragon poo in the whole series… Someone has to ask GRRM this, in a con or something.

    I imagine dragons have cloacas, like chickens and frogs. A multipurpose orifice. Fascinating, when you think about it.

  51. Hand of the Kingslayer
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    Lord Stannis’s Soul,

    Wasn’t that puke, though?

  52. Hodor's Bastard
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    Hand of the Kingslayer,
    And there are 8000+ frickin’ UnSullied and, except for Strong Belwas, we have not seen one member of Dany’s army defecate yet! What’s up with that? Where do they go? Shit happens differently in Essos.

  53. Jen@House Stark
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    Sister Wrister,

    SoS took me the longest to read. After the Red Wedding, I threw it across the room and didn’t pick it up for two weeks :sobs:, didn’t think I’d ever want to read AFfC, but Viper saved me, gave me someone to root for but then, THEN, GRRM killed him off too, the Bastage, rrrrrrrrr

  54. Sister Wrister
    Posted January 25, 2014 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    Jen@House Stark,

    Ahhhhh… RW!! You’re not the first I’ve heard who threw the book! SoS flew for me. I was definitely done for the night after the RW… And I think there was a book… throwing- or at least a heavy, intentional drop off the bed-
    That was rough, but I couldn’t stop. I dove right back in…. And yes, the RV was the next great hope….. only to be smashed to bits. Makes me so worried about the characters remaining that still have something worth rooting for….
    I stalled out halfway into ADWD… which I loved, but needed a break. A friend I work with just invested in all the audiobooks… so I’ve been hearing bits and pieces at work that way, which has been cool.

  55. Jen@House Stark
    Posted January 25, 2014 at 12:30 am | Permalink

    Sister Wrister,

    Not done with ADWD? WHAT? I was in line the day it came out. The doors opened and I flew through the Barnes and Noble to get my copy. Granted, took a while to get through that one. I can not do audio books or Nooks or Tablets or anything like that. Must have my books. :nods:

  56. Sister Wrister
    Posted January 25, 2014 at 1:12 am | Permalink

    Jen@House Stark,

    Haha no I finished it… of course. I just stalled out for a bit. Took me forever to get thru that one, despite really enjoying certain arcs, at certain times… And yeah, I’m all hardcover baby… ;) I will be moving soon and downsizing everything… Many books will go, but not those five!

  57. Hand of the Kingslayer
    Posted January 25, 2014 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    Hodor’s Bastard,

    Well, I guess guys without balls don’t need to shit. We really need the show to add a defacating scene. No Dany, no Missandei. Just an Unsullied taking a dump. A steaming pile of shit. The show really needs that to happen…

  58. Fire And Blood
    Posted January 25, 2014 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    Sister Wrister:
    Hodor’s Bastard,

    Was that where FABs Indigo angst first made an appearance??

    And wow, fuck, the first response…… Hahaha bodies are flung from the trebuchets….
    Nothin gets people *off* like guns gays and god.

    *As in, off kilter.

    Totally. Good times.

  59. Fire And Blood
    Posted January 25, 2014 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    Rygar:

    I went by “John” back then.

    You were much more polite back then!

  60. Hand of the Kingslayer
    Posted January 25, 2014 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    Fire And Blood,

    Rygar is a wild beast. Good to see you commenting again. It reminded me of how awesome your tweet posts are in the on-season.

    Anyway, where has Oz run off to? It seems like ages since he had a post…

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