Quick Hits: The Sword and the Khaleesi
By Ours is the Fury on in News, Press.

The season premiere is officially three weeks away, as of today, and we have an interesting assortment of Game of Thrones news rounded up for you this weekend.

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  • This year, Madonna celebrated the Jewish holiday of Purim by dressing up in familiar costuming. The star Instagrammed two pics of herself dressed as Daenerys Targaryen, complete with dragons on her shoulders. She posted the photos with the message, “Happy Purim!!!!! All Hail All Queens!”

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  • People magazine reveals that recently in a chat with Eva Longoria, the actress confessed to having a crush on a Game of Thrones character. “Jon Snow!” She tells People that she is friends with Kit Harington, and that the feelings end with the show. “I don’t like Kit Harington, I love Jon Snow. [...] I like the fur coat and the bow and arrow and the swords – that person.”

Ours is the Fury: Three weeks now! And why I am not surprised Madonna fancies herself a khaleesi?


81 Comments

  1. arden
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    Stannis

  2. Greenjones
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    Hopefully this will distract from the increasingly negative comments in the previous GrrM thread. Probably not though.

  3. Sansa's Knight
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    interesting bit about the sword ….and madonna as khaleesi yeh im not surprised either….the bit about eva longoria is funny … i wonder if she wud be interested in jon-ing (see what i did there) the thrones cast….cud maybe see her cast as 1 of the children of the forest considering her height

  4. LymD
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    Greenjones,

    Yeah. Distract like how GRRM is constantly distracted from writing his books. Am I right? Let the bashing continue!

  5. Greenjones
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    LymD,

    Of course it will continue. But its worth a try to stop it because it doesn’t actually achieve anything. If we were in a position to actually pressure him I’d be one hundred percent down to lobby him somehow. But we can’t.

  6. Rabid Grunt
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    Greenjones:
    Hopefully this will distract from the increasingly negative comments in the previous GrrM thread. Probably not though.

    Didn’t know GrrM had an account here…

    *readies torches and pitchforks*

  7. Greenjones
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    Rabid Grunt,

    Yep. You got me. The book’s coming out tomorrow btw. I’ll deliver it to you personally. ;)

  8. Shaldun
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Sansa’s Knight:
    interesting bit about the sword ….and madonna as khaleesi yeh im not surprised either….the bit about eva longoria is funny … i wonder if she wud be interested in jon-ing (see what i did there) the thrones cast….cud maybe see her cast as 1 of the children of the forest considering her height

    If Eva Longoria comes to GOT (which I won’t like, I prefer to not have super-known stars joining the show), I can see her playing one of the Dornish girl, possibly Arianne..

    EDIT : Something else completely but why haven’t we seen something on the BR/DVD sales ? No official press release from HBO on it. Weird, I would imagine that the record would be broken once again as with Season 1 and 2.

  9. Sansa's Knight
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    Shaldun,

    yep id see her play the dornish heir as well…. strange how that wasnt my first choice cuz she suits the description perfectly

  10. Tori Targaryen
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    I’m just imagining someone seeing that Madonna picture out of context and thinking “Christ, Emilia Clarke’s having a bad week!”

  11. KG
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    —People are speculating now that other well-known swords may be hidden in the throne as an inside joke.—

    Frostmourne hungers?

  12. Joshua Atreides
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    The sword of Ibelin, wielded first by Sir Godfrey and then by his son Balian in Kingdom of Heaven is also welded into the Iron Throne.

  13. Balerion The Cat
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    Regarding the Ascent game coming to phones, I think we will soon get an official Game of Thrones app. I did take on a HBO survey in October regarding an official GoT app that could presumably come in time for the 4th season. Judging from what I was asked in the survey, it would have a character tree (obviously), mini games, quizzes etc and the possibility to buy and watch episodes. Don’t know if anyone cares but that news reminded me of it.

  14. Red Ronnet
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    At the right of Glamdring, that’s really looks likes Robin Hood sword…

  15. African Boy
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    Lol I dont think Eva meant it that way, but the last part about loving Jon Snow but not liking Kit came off really mean to me

  16. Mariya Martell
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    African Boy:
    Lol I dont think Eva meant it that way, but the last part about loving Jon Snow but not liking Kit came off really mean to me

    I think she was just trying to make this less awkward. I mean, they are friends apparently, it would be weird if she admitted to have a crush on him. Especially considering the age difference. Still, he’d be a fool not to try and have a go! I know what props he’ll be trying to steal from the set now.

  17. Darkstar
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    Settle down there, Fred.

    I knew what you meant, African Boy, and had to read her quote twice myself.

  18. Mariya Martell
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    Shaldun: If Eva Longoria comes to GOT (which I won’t like, I prefer to not have super-known stars joining the show), I can see her playing one of the Dornish girl, possibly Arianne..

    She’s a bit old to play Arianne. The only person she could play would be Ellaria, but that ship has left Dorne.

  19. Darkstar
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    Would someone just please inform Madonna that, try as she might, she is simply irrelevant, and no one cares.

  20. Joshua Atreides
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    Maybe it’s just me but i think I see I see Aragorn’s sword (not Anuril) and Theoden’s sword.

  21. Prof. Muzz
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    Darkstar,

    If she’s so irrelevant, why do you care what she does?

  22. Greenjones
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    Apparently a trailer with a few new shots in it has been airing on tv. I’ve only heard about it from one AFOIAF poster today and one yesterday. I’ve heard nothing about it on twitter or anything so maybe they’re lying. Still, I don’t see why they would…

    Apparently there’s even a glimpse of Mance in it. Has anyone seen it or heard about it yet? Or maybe it’s nothing.

    EDIT: He says its airing during the NCAA tournament… Anyone seen it?

  23. arbot
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    I thought it was already common knowledge about the sword. I’d definitely read about it in a few places long before it showed up on Reddit the other day.

  24. Darkstar
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    Prof. Muzz:
    Darkstar,

    If she’s so irrelevant, why do you care what she does?

    I don’t, that’s my whole point; and all her attention seeking is just stupid.

  25. Talisa's ghost
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    He says its airing during the NCAA tournament… Anyone seen it?

    I don’t know what NCCA stands for (sounds like american sports), but a new trailer will air on the 18th. It’s too specific not to be true, but wouldn’t twitter and tumblr be all over this already? Or maybe it’s one of the old trailers, but someone got confused?

    Something else completely but why haven’t we seen something on the BR/DVD sales ? No official press release from HBO on it. Weird, I would imagine that the record would be broken once again as with Season 1 and 2.

    Don’t know about other countries, but HBO made loads of money in UK in just a few days after the DVD release.

  26. Shaldun
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    Greenjones:
    Apparently a trailer with a few new shots in it has been airing on tv. I’ve only heard about it from one AFOIAF poster today and one yesterday. I’ve heard nothing about it on twitter or anything so maybe they’re lying. Still, I don’t see why they would…

    Apparently there’seven a glimpse of Mance in it.Has anyone seen it or heard about it yet? Or maybe it’s nothing.

    EDIT: He says its airing during the NCAA tournament… Anyone seen it?

    I thought HBO always publish their trailers online. Also, the NCAA tournament is on HBO ? If not, I didn’t know they diffuse trailers (full trailers) on other channels. Not from US to be clear.
    There is a new trailer March 18th so maybe it’s this one but it would be weird to unveil it before the date.

  27. Greenjones
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    Shaldun,

    Well, the guy said that it was pretty much the same as the other trailers with the same lines etc. just with maybe three new shots.

  28. The_Red_Viper
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    I saw the new preview on CBS during one of the college basketball games… It was probably only 30 seconds long and it definitely had a shot of Mance in it.

  29. Greenjones
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    The_Red_Viper,

    Yeah exactly, a spot rather than a trailer but with new shots in it. I should’ve worded it better.

  30. sati
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

    Talisa’s ghost,

    The one on 18th is the new trailer, they are talking about 30-sec spot.

  31. Shaldun
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    Talisa’s ghost:
    Don’t know about other countries, but HBO made loads of money in UK in just a few days after the DVD release.

    Yeah I suppose it, it has certainly broke the record of sales for HBO shows like previous seasons did but it’s weird they didn’t announce it officially. I’ve seen US numbers, it was the top 1 seller of its release week but I don’t know more than that.

  32. Ashara D
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    Just saw it. Mostly the same pics as others over Cersei’s line about ashes in your mouth (can’t spoiler right now) with a couple of additional cold battle scenes, one of which features a nanosecond flash of Mance. Can’t wait for Tuesday now.

  33. Greenjones
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

    I just saw the spot. Here’s what was new in it. That I picked up on at least, the editing was very quick.

    1. A more emotional delivery by Lena of “the joy will turn to ashes in your mouth”.

    2. A shot of Ellaria sexily crawling on top of Oberyn. There were other folks in the bed too, I believe, likely the same bi-threesome or foursome with Olyvar and co. (Indira Varma is lovely.)

    3. Mance running out (from his tent, I think). Stannis’s riders are either in the same shot or in a shot that it cuts to quickly. Definitely the scene of their arrival.

    4. A new shot of Joffrey looking gleefully prickish.

    5. The full catapult shot from that Vine video where you see the slave duck and then a pyramid behind him.

    6. More stuff likely. But that’s all I remember.

  34. Carlos
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    Greenjones,

    I just had a hilarious moment where I read this and went “Damn I going to have to look this up” and literary right then the promo started playing on TV (I’m watching the NCAA selection ceremony, but I didn’t read that part of your post, I assumed it was airing at random times on HBO at first) Nothing really exciting stood out, but it went by quickly so I may have missed something. Only new thing that stood out looked like Elleria kissing Oberyn in bed. (Actually, I think we saw it before, but from a different cameta angle.)

  35. Greenjones
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    Greenjones,
    Carlos,

    Also, just remembered, Jon fighting either Karl or Rast.

  36. House Mormont
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    I’d loooove Eva Longoria to play Arianne, I mean she hasn’t aged in about 30 years so she could pass for twenty something. I mean even if Sunspear is cut like it should be she’ll still turn up to marry Aegon

    Anyway, has that Tyrion tWoW chapter been released on the Game of Thrones app yet?

  37. House Mormont
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    Wait, she is 39, so she has definitely aged in the last 30 years, she got that beautiful body that Arianne is so famous for

  38. ace
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    Madonna being Dany complete with dark coloured eyebrows :D

  39. Kat
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    Greenjones: gleefully prickish.

    Terrific word combo! Gotta borrow :-D

  40. Greenjones
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    Kat,

    It also replies to Ramsay’s torturing-someone face. And Walder Frey’s eager wine-slurping during the RW.

  41. Darkgreenblue
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    Madonna dressed as Daenerys Targaryen

    OLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLD.

  42. Greenjones
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    Darkgreenblue,

    That would likely be Olenna’s reaction if she was negotiating with Madonna’s father.

  43. Sister Wrister
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    This is cool. Just watched LOTR today for the first time in years. Showed my daughter for the first time. Couldn’t help thinking the Nazgul should just take the black and get it over with.

    The spot reminds of the Firefly dropped into the intro of BSG, it’s cool when a production tips it’s hat to what came before.

  44. Ser Lucas
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    I never read or watched LOTR *wut!?*, but I got the books and will begin to read them this week (hours at a corner with a book again), after finishing my reread of ADWD, so this didn’t get me excited. I’ll come back on this post next week and freak out. Or not. Probably not.

    Has someone found the Sword of Gryffindor already? ¬¬

    Madonna!!! Hmph. I still care about her. Even though she doesn’t know who I am… and when I was born she had already achieved a tenfold of anything I’ll ever achieve in my life. :)

    GoTAscent — Thank you. Thank you very much for this.

    About GRRM’s bashing – I stayed well out of that pit, mostly because George has answered me more on his blog than peopled answered me here.

  45. Ser Lucas
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    Sister Wrister,

    I love your username.

  46. Tourist
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    There is another interview with David and Dan, thankfully not about how many seasons it will take them to finish the show, but they talk about season 4 and the magical elements in the story. It is a fun. Sorry if it is already posted.

    http://www.vanityfair.com/vf-hollywood/game-of-thrones-season-4-special-effects

    Something from the interview:

    Jim Windolf: Is there anything you can say about season four?

    Dan Weiss: Making it almost killed us. How about that?

  47. Ser Lucas
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    Tourist,

    I wonder if he meant the CotF among the type of special effects they never did before, but I guess the WW eliminates the possibility.

    That whole thing about good vs. evil in the end is quite foreshadowing. Put it up, WiC, put it up!

  48. reza
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    Oh boy! The only time I was ever turned off by sth GOT related is learning that Eva Longoria and Madonna are fans of the show!! Please stay away from the show. ..Please. ..

  49. Tourist
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    Ser Lucas,

    I think the special effects will be throughout season 4 not to a specific scene. They did say the budget increased, so maybe they used some other form of advanced technology. I am very happy about what they said about good vs evil.

  50. Sister Wrister
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    Ser Lucas,

    Thank you, I don’t think most people get it, let alone appreciate it! Enjoy popping your cherry on the LOTR trilogy. I read them first as a kid and then again in college just before the movies hit, and the mythology is… well. What have I to say? They are classic epic fantasy and are fantastic. The movies are pretty cool too, tho a bit of a CG fest. Watching today I couldn’t believe how young Ned… errr… Boromir, looked.

  51. mal
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    Don’t know why, but I’d give anything to see a video of Madonna reacting to the Red Wedding . Just curious to see her human side, she’s always so cold in a way, even when she’s smiling and talking like to Ellen or someone.

  52. Dogs
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    mal,

    The reason why we haven’t seen such a video: Madonna is not human.

  53. Tori Targaryen
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    mal,

    I believe she is quoted as saying “Red with that outfit? So last season….”

  54. Ashara D
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    Um…Eva Longoria is no Martell, especially not Arianne. She seems like a lovely woman, but does not possess the acting chops to run with the GoT crowd. Sorry all you boys who just want to see her scantily clad. Plus, she’s American. Texas born and raised.

  55. lordapofis
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    Talking about stars going GoT, I’m not sure I’ve seen a cameo list for season three on this site so far, or any season or site for that matter.

  56. Khal_ Rhaego
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    House Mormont,

    I disagree, not busty enough. Jessica Parker Kennedy would be perfect IMO and she could leave that crap show black sails

  57. Ser Lucas
    Posted March 16, 2014 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

    Tourist,

    My first thought was that they were referring to a CGI’d CotF and three eyed raven, but then I remembered they probably did that already with the WW. I don’t get this stuff anyway so my guesses are just pure rubbish.

    Sister Wrister,

    It puts it all in perspective though. Changed a lot in ten years.

  58. Randa
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 12:04 am | Permalink

    Someone needs to escort Madonna back to the Dosh Khaleen.

  59. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 12:34 am | Permalink

    Randa,

    LOL! Funniest comment I’ve seen in a while. Well done.

  60. Greenjones
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 1:31 am | Permalink

    Khal_ Rhaego,

    She has the look but from what I saw of that show it didn’t do much to prove whether or not she could act.

  61. JP Dayne
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 2:42 am | Permalink

    Randa:
    Someone needs to escort Madonna back to the Dosh Khaleen.

    I think I love you

  62. KG
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 2:43 am | Permalink

    I never liked Madonna much, but good for her. She’s enjoying her money and enjoying her life.

    Rock on, you nutjob.

  63. Sister Wrister
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 3:30 am | Permalink

    Randa,

    Oh burn! that’s good.

  64. Satin
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 3:32 am | Permalink

    Let’s face it, most of us likely won’t achieve even half what Madonna has achieved. She’s a living legend. And if she wants to dig out some of her 80s leather now and then and pin plastic dragons to her shoulders – more power to her. (Where’s Viserion, though? Poor guy never gets respect.)

  65. Sir Dosser
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 4:06 am | Permalink

    Satin,

    Viserion is the bastard dragon.

    The TV show only likes Drogon.

  66. Satin
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 5:39 am | Permalink

    Sir Dosser,

    the TV show has a budget limit, I guess showing all three is just too expensive. Dany seems to prefer him, too, though. I bet there is sibling rivalry between them.

    Poor Viserion. What does that mean for dragons? Is he unable to inherit the hoard?

  67. Abyss
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    OT: Looks like Maisie Williams was at Indiana Comic Con. Haven’t watched it all yet, so I don’t know if there are spoolers in it. Unfortunately the sound is pretty poor…

    Part 1
    Part 2
    Part 3

  68. Balerion The Cat
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    Did anyone find that new promo? If yes, can you post here. I’m dying for something new, even if it’s just a few seconds worth :p

  69. Deathdreams
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    Randa,

    That was great!

  70. sati
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    Balerion The Cat:
    Did anyone findthatnew promo? If yes, can you post here. I’m dying for something new, even if it’s just a few seconds worth :p

    I searched youtube, tumblr and twitter – still nothing :/

  71. Balerion The Cat
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    sati,

    Damn it! Well, if you happen to find anything please post here, I’ll be searching too.

  72. House Mormont
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    Ashara D,

    I beg to differ, Eva Longoria was great in Desperate Housewives, and sure got is a more mature show but Arianne is not a more mature character, in fact Arianne is very very similar to her character is Desperate Housewives, selfish, manipulative, sexy, power seeking, yet caring and girl powery

  73. tysnow
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    I actually like that look on Madonna, she appears much younger, energetic, sexy and beautiful, maybe its the hair color.
    Warning, need to keep the growing dragons away from her though, she can be quite kinky, what with those long tails and necks.

  74. Deathdreams
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    Grandmother of dragons

  75. KG
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    Folks, people get old.

    You’re going to get old.

    Perhaps you need to deal with that on a personal level :)

  76. Mariya Martell
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    Satin:
    Sir Dosser,

    the TV show has a budget limit, I guess showing all three is just too expensive. Dany seems to prefer him, too, though. I bet there is sibling rivalry between them.

    Poor Viserion. What does that mean for dragons? Is he unable to inherit the hoard?

    I wonder if that makes him easier to tame…

    It’s Rhaegal I dislike GRRRRR!

  77. Deathdreams
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    KG,

    I’m just messing around. I like Madonna well enough. It’s just fun to tease people for their age.

  78. KG
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    Deathdreams,

    Ok :D

  79. Udi
    Posted March 18, 2014 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    KG,

    If it were up to Kristian Nairn (an avid WoW player) I am sure Frostmourne would be embedded in the Iron Throne.

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