Entertainment Weekly releases 6 new pictures from Game of Thrones Season 4
By Lightbringer on in Media.

Entertainment Weekly has exclusively released six new pictures from Game of Thrones Season 4! This new batch of promotional stills features a few new shots of Daenerys, including one in her new throne room, Margaery and Joffrey at the royal wedding, and Jaime and Cersei. But most excitingly, we get a look at Arya with a familiar sword.


109 Comments

  1. Summer
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    Hodor

  2. Dennis B
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    Hodor

  3. Tori Targaryen
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    Cool pics, but in case you haven’t spotted yet, GRRM has announced on his blog that he’s going to be releasing another chapter sample

  4. Walter Harrow
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    Cant wait to see Arya with Needle (is that picture from the fight at the Inn?)

  5. Fire And Blood
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    Wow, that look in Maise’s eyes…

    I’m stoked! This damned season needs to begin already, before I piss meself!

  6. Strider
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    Walter Harrow,
    Looking at the background I’d have to say yes.

  7. Greenjones
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    Tori Targaryen,

    It’s called “Mercy”. What would that entail?

  8. Ashara D
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    Tori Targaryen,

    Thanks Tori! More evidence for those of us on the optimistic side…TWoW is coming.

  9. Greenjones
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    Ashara D,

    Piece by piece, it’s coming. It’s not being released so much as its oozing towards us…

    He says that D and D have seen the chapter, so mayhaps its an important one… We shall see.

  10. Dani
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 8:21 pm | Permalink
  11. Atomix
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    Tori Targaryen,

    The one that came out of the Moile Ap today? Good Chapter. Loved it

  12. Tori Targaryen
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    Greenjones,

    Sansa, maybe? Was my first assumption, but who knows

  13. Tori Targaryen
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    Atomix,

    No this is another chapter, it was just announced. It’s not the Tyrion one. Should be available on GRRM’s site ‘soon’

  14. Greenjones
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    Tori Targaryen,

    The heading are always people’s names, right, so whose name would be “mercy”. If I had to guess I’d say Arya ’cause she’s had many names over AFFC and ADWD and she may be “gifting” some folks soon. Hehehehe.

  15. Tori Targaryen
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    Greenjones,

    Yep, that’s a definite possibility as well. Oh goody lol

  16. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    Fire And Blood,

    FaBio, did you receive screeners for the new season? If so, can we expect your review in the coming week?

  17. Cersei's Brain
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    Atomix,

    Loved the Tyrion chapter- hope this one is as telling. Think we are getting WoW in installments.

  18. Greenjones
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    Tori Targaryen,

    The problem is, what’s GrrM’s definition of soon…

  19. Tori Targaryen
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    Greenjones,

    lol Well, think ‘a month’, that way if it’s in a week, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

  20. JamesL
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    Been rewatching S3 and I think I’m going to miss original Daario. Original Daario may not have looked anything like book Daario but he had a certain flair about him that made him good for the role. This new guy is handsome but also really generic and dull, not right for a character like Daario imo.

  21. Tori Targaryen
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    JamesL,

    Barbie Daario wasn’t convincing as a warrior/ sellsword, at all. Also, he couldn’t act, which was the main problem. New Daario, can act and looks convincing in the role. I’m sure naysayers will be convinced when the season airs.

  22. Dante Snow
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    Tori Targaryen:
    I agree, this Daario looks like he can actually be a tough sellword! That’s one of the things the last Daario lacked. That and good acting for example.

  23. Fire And Blood
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    Tyrion Pimpslap:
    Fire And Blood,

    FaBio, did you receive screeners for the new season? If so, can we expect your review in the coming week?

    There is “a list.” I am on the list. They haven’t told me anything else… but GoT screeners are extremely hard to come by these days. I have a feeling I’m going to be waiting for a second printing, if that’s even happening. Yikes!

  24. Rabid Grunt
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    Greenjones,

    Brienne? Could be the last word she shouted, to escape her Stoneheart surprise.

  25. KG
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    Rabid Grunt,

    Spoiler tags. Be polite

  26. Ghost
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    Greenjones:
    Tori Targaryen,

    The heading are always people’s names, right, so whose name would be “mercy”.If I had to guess I’d say Arya ’cause she’s had many names over AFFC and ADWD and she may be “gifting” some folks soon. Hehehehe.

    I’m guessing Arya. Ran says that it answers a question people have been trying to figure out since 2011. So who/what is Izembaro maybe.

  27. Sword of the Morning
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    In the last pic it looks like Dany is wearing stonewashed jeans.

  28. Leo
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    Ghost,

    Well that settles it, then. It can’t be Sansa, if it’s concerning ADWD. Darn

  29. ebevan91
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    Apparently only Dany and the Lannisters exist.

  30. RT
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 10:29 pm | Permalink

    ebevan91,

    That’s what I was thinking too……

  31. Ser Maester
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    Ghost,

    I posted somewhere else that I wanted it to be the messed up Damphair Chapter he teased at a Con but didn’t actually read, but if its an Arya chapter I’m going to flip with happiness.

  32. caroline
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    Sword of the Morning,

    my son always said she must be the first peson to wear skinny jeans

  33. Annara Snow
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

    The title is very unusual, since titles refer to the POV character, and it makes me think it’s Arya, since she’s the one who’s been changing identities and having her new personas in the chapter titles (“The Blind Girl”, “The Ugly Little Girl”)… Having “Mercy” as a name/nickname of a character/persona is still unusual, but more likely in Arya’s case.
    If it weren’t for the title, “answers lots of questions people have had since 2011″ would make me think it’s Brienne, or Jaime, or maybe Melisandre.

  34. Ser Osis of Liver
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    Ghost: I’m guessing Arya. Ran says that it answers a question people have been trying to figure out since 2011. So who/what is Izembaro maybe.

    Nope, gotta be Brienne and “Sword!”. The answer has been around for a couple of years now; with the release of ADwD, the alive/dead question was answered, so my guess is this will help fill in the events in Brienne‘s timeline, and hopefully for triPod and Ser Hyle as well.

  35. Asa
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

    Arya looks suitably deranged.

  36. KG
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    My man Jorah lookin’ good. This one goes out to you, my man:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOz8Q22hCnQ

  37. arbot
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

    Does anyone else think these look a little overly touched-up compared to the pictures we usually get? There’s an airbrushed quality to a lot of the colors that’s really fake looking.

  38. The Loon
    Posted March 25, 2014 at 11:51 pm | Permalink

    arbot,

    yeah…they’re magazine pictures

  39. Drogo
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 12:06 am | Permalink

    why is Dany so looking scared sitting next to her dragon
    i mean she is the mother of dragon right ?
    that means the dragons obey her or im a wrong and the dragons gonna terror everyone or anyting when they want?

    just curious

  40. Kilgore Tully
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    Drogo,

    She is watching the other two rip a goat to shreds. And Drogon gets a little snippy. It’s her, “Oh shit, they ARE dragons” moment.

  41. Leo
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    Kilgore Tully:
    Drogo,

    She is watching the other two rip a goat to shreds. And Drogon gets a little snippy. It’s her, “Oh shit, they ARE dragons” moment.

    nope, she is scared of Khal Jhaqo who has just approached her and her horse-sized bird with a 50,000 strong khalasar. ;-)

  42. Mariya Martell
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 12:58 am | Permalink

    JamesL:
    Been rewatching S3 and I think I’m going to miss original Daario.Original Daario may not have looked anything like book Daario but he had a certain flair about him that made him good for the role.This new guy is handsome but also really generic and dull, not right for a character like Daario imo.

    I thought the same thing at first, but after seeing his attitude (for lack of a better word) in the featurettes released so far, he looks a damned good Daario. Early days yet, but it certainly gave me a lot of hope.

  43. Spearwife
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 1:17 am | Permalink

    ebevan91,

    Obviously …..The Dany Show.

  44. Tyrionisthebest
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 1:31 am | Permalink

    Spearwife,

    Well she is the most popular character in the show , get over it. You wont find any show watcher giving a shit about Stannis for example .

  45. Mariya Martell
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 3:08 am | Permalink

    Drogo:
    why is Dany so looking scared sitting next to her dragon
    i mean she is the mother of dragon right ?
    that means the dragons obey her or im a wrong and the dragons gonna terror everyone or anyting when they want?

    just curious

    She is watching her dragons eat and is terrified at how much it is going to cost to feed them. She is already regretting having three kids.

  46. Sami
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 3:10 am | Permalink

    The pics are great love them!

  47. Poster
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 3:11 am | Permalink
  48. Rosalie
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 3:12 am | Permalink

    Spearwife,

    Shut up and get over it. You do know that Ygritte dies don’t you? Haha

  49. Hand of the Kingslayer
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 3:52 am | Permalink

    Tori Targaryen,

    Either Aeron or Sansa is my bet.

  50. Veltigar
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 4:19 am | Permalink

    49 comments and I’m the first one to notice that lightbringer spelled “Daenerys” wrong?

    Fix that please!

    To overcome fear you must become a castingdirector and cast Mads Mikkelsen as Euron

  51. Hand of the Kingslayer
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 5:35 am | Permalink

    Veltigar,

    Velti is cranky today. Better not break the news that Euron is OFFICIALLY not Mads Mikkelsen…

  52. Courtjezter
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 5:43 am | Permalink

    I have just heard the news that the Season 4 premier is, for UK viewers, a simulcast with the East Coast of the US. You can watch it at 2am on 7th April in the UK.

  53. UnbowedUnbentUnhodor
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 6:04 am | Permalink

    How does everyone pronounce arya? is it ahh-yah or ahh-ree-yaa. I noticed Caitlyn/ned said ahh yah but it seems they’ve switch to ahh-ree-yah in s3? just wondering

  54. Ghost
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 6:12 am | Permalink

    Ser Osis of Liver: Nope, gotta be Brienne and “Sword!”. The answer has been around for a couple of years now; with the release of ADwD, the alive/dead question was answered, so my guess is this will help fill in the events in Brienne‘s timeline, and hopefully for triPod and Ser Hyle as well.

    Sword was a question from before 2011 in aFfC and has been answered by GRRM. There really isnt much to figure out with that situation.

  55. Ser Tahu
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 6:39 am | Permalink

    UnbowedUnbentUnhodor,

    Are-ya. So I guess that is somewhere between the two possibilities you mentioned.

  56. Satin
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 6:55 am | Permalink

    UnbowedUnbentUnhodor,

    I pronounce it Ah-ya, but I’m from Northern Germany, and we usually don’t know how to do a proper ‘r’.

  57. SM4e
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 7:15 am | Permalink

    Satin,

    Oh that’s interesting cause I’m also from ‘Northern’ Germany and thinking about it I’m always switching between Are-ya and Ah-ya. :D

  58. Satin
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 7:21 am | Permalink

    SM4e,

    kommt vielleicht auch ein bißchen drauf an, welchen Akzent Du gelernt hast – ich hatte mehr Lehrer, bzw Dozenten mit Britischem Akzent, und im RP wär’s Ah-ya. Are-ya klingt für mich eher Amerikanisch.

  59. Al
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    Tyrionisthebest: I’d love to see Stannis in more promo stuff. Dany can be a fan favorite it’s not a reason to ignore all the others characters.

    Rosalie: Everyone is free to have his opinion, you don’t have to say to them “shut up”. Dany maybe has the most fans but also the less polite.

  60. SM4e
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 7:37 am | Permalink

    Satin,

    Jo, meine Lehrer (mache jetzt Abitur) haben alle im ‘normalen’ britischen Englisch geredet, aber ich wurde schon öfter darauf angesprochen, dass ich so viel aus dem amerikanischen übernehme. Kommt wohl von Serien/Filmen/Videospielen bzw. allgemein dem Internet. :D

  61. Chickenduck
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    Satin:
    SM4e,

    kommt vielleicht auch ein bißchen drauf an, welchen Akzent Du gelernt hast – ich hatte mehr Lehrer, bzw Dozenten mit Britischem Akzent, und im RP wär’s Ah-ya. Are-ya klingt für mich eher Amerikanisch.

    Nö, so wäre es nicht im RP ausgesprochen, die Briten sagen auch “are-i-ya”. Ein r zwischen Vokalen wird im RP doch ausgesprochen (auch wenn etwas leichter als bei den Amerikanern), nur am Wortende nicht.

  62. Valyrian eyes
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 7:40 am | Permalink

    Not sure if this has been posted here, but these are from studio sangeet, that’s responsible for some of the prosthetics in the show

    https://m.facebook.com/creaturesincltd/albums/534113726627338/

    They show not only Ian Whyte’s giant from last season but also others that haven’t appeared in the show yet. And there’s other stuff herehttp://instagram.com/studiosangeet (their instagram) like Catelyn’s throat cut and Jaime’s stump.

  63. Chickenduck
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 7:42 am | Permalink

    Al:
    Tyrionisthebest: I’d love to see Stannis in more promo stuff.Dany can be a fan favorite it’s not a reason to ignore all the others characters.

    Why don’t people understand that Stannis’ arrival is supposed to be a surprise? Seriously, he won’t show up for most of the season, they out of nowhere… Bam on the wildlings. They don’t want to spoil that.

  64. KG
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    UnbowedUnbentUnhodor,

    Well you have to remember that GRMM is American, so the “r” IS pronounced. I recall reading that Ar-ya (two syllables) is correct. This makes Michelle Fairley the only person to get it right. (Taking her accent into consideration!)

  65. Richard
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 7:47 am | Permalink

    Hmm, Title that collection “Power Couples of Ice and Fire”.

  66. Satin
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    SM4e,

    Das ist doch eigentlich gar nicht schlecht, oder? Hauptsache, Du hast einen Muttersprachler Akzent. Hilft Dir das, mit den Serien und so? Wir hatten das noch gar nicht – ja, ich habe in der Steinzeit Abi gemacht ;) – und ich habe Englisch hauptsächlich über Song-Texte und Computerspiele gelernt.

    Chickenduck,

    Hmm, da stellst Du mich vor ein Dilemma, eigentlich sollte ich das nämlich noch wissen, vom Studium und so… mir kommt es wenn dann wie ein sehr zartes ‘r’ vor, und das A am Anfang fast wie ein Oh… ausgesprochen wie “automatic,” etwa.

    Also, I totally agree with your points about Stannis. It’s a surpriiiise! He’ll get his badass moments soon enough (this is not meant to start a debate how much the show has or has not fucked up Stannis, so please, let’s not.)

  67. Tyrionisthebest
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 8:07 am | Permalink

    Btw does anyone know when is the TWOW chapter supposed to come out ?

  68. SM4e
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    Satin,

    Ja, also in der 8. oder so habe ich in den Klausuren zum Beispiel ‘way too many’ oder sowas geschrieben und da kam der Lehrer dann bei der Rückgabe zu mir und meinte, ob ich viele Serien, etc. gucke. Da kam das ganze aber eher von YouTube oder Videospielen. Inzwischen schaue ich auch relativ viele Serien (zum Teil eben auch auf Englisch) und vor Allem der Wortschatz wird dadurch doch extrem ausgeweitet. Und so ist Englisch nebenbei zu meinem ersten Prüfungsfach geworden. :D

    Btw, I hope they can still make Stannis’ arrival a surprise after they pretty much spoiled it in 3×10. They could for instance let him be refused in 4×06 by the Iron Bank and end with Stannis deciding to go back to Dragonstone.
    By that the Unsullied would think he’s not interested in The Wall anymore and they could redeem his further actions by the famous speech about how Davos made him remember of his duty in 4×10. :)

  69. jentario
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    Ghost,

    SO EXCITED! A CHAPTER I CAN READ! And Arya too, my favorite :)

  70. Ghost
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    Tyrionisthebest,

    George said shortly, but who knows how long shortly means with him. Lol

  71. Ghost
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    jentario,

    Its not definitely Arya but with Ran’s comment and the chapter name its a good guess that might be. I hope so though.

  72. Deathdreams
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    Ghost:
    Tyrionisthebest,

    George said shortly, but who knows how long shortly means with him. Lol

    The pizzas are coming and they are totally going to be great!

  73. Kevin
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    book readers:

    the last pic with Dany looks to me like the end of ADWD. does anyone else think this? it seems way too early in the show for them to get that far… I wouldn’t think they would reach that till at least end of season 5.

    or am I wrong about this scene?

  74. Satin
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    SM4e,

    und da sag’ noch einer, daß TV und Internet zu nichts gut sind. :D (*drück’ Dir auch ganz fest die Daumen fürs Abi!)

    I could imagine they’ll do something like that, or at least make it seem like he’s not going to make it in time, only to have him heroically save the day.

    Kevin,

    it’s definitely not the scene from the end of ADWD. (If nothing else, Drogon would have to be much bigger by then.)

  75. Courtjezter
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    De koupling unt meine unterwasserboot ist kaput.

    Thought i would join in with our German friends with some of my own. For non german speaker the above is a phrase to trot out to show off to your other non German speaking friends to show them how cultured you are, your German friends will also be impressed with your prowess and ability if you say it to them. :)

  76. Satin
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    Courtjezter,

    I am very impressed! (Where is that from?)

    (Also, please forgive the linguistic gymnastics, but it’s fun to randomly meet other Germans on the internet. Doesn’t happen that often. :) )

  77. Annara Snow
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    Satin:
    SM4e,

    kommt vielleicht auch ein bißchen drauf an, welchen Akzent Du gelernt hast – ich hatte mehr Lehrer, bzw Dozenten mit Britischem Akzent, und im RP wär’s Ah-ya. Are-ya klingt für mich eher Amerikanisch.

    The North seems to be based on Scotland or northern England, and the show has gone with that, casting mostly northern or Scottish actors in those roles, and having all of them use northern English accents, rather than RP. Therefore a hard “r” is much more logical than the soft “r”or the swallowed “r” of the Received Pronunciation or the southern accents. It should probably be pronounced the northern way rather than the American way (i.e. with a harder “r”), but it’s AR-ya in any case.

  78. Courtjezter
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    UnbowedUnbentUnhodor,

    Catlyn was pronouncing the R, but because the accent is English it is a soft R. Like our Northern German brethren we, the English, do speak with a hard R. So the way she said it sounds like ah-ee-ah

  79. Deathdreams
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    Auf ein gefettetes Backblech legen und bei zweihundert grad fur funfzehn minuten backen..UND KEINE EIER!!!

  80. Annara Snow
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    Richard:
    Hmm, Title that collection “Power Couples of Ice and Fire”.

    Except one of them is a Power Trio.

  81. Courtjezter
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Satin,

    That is ok. I have no idea where it is from, but as i was in the military and grew up around the Dusseldorf area it was kind of a joke phrase we adopted just to make other English people think we know what we were talking about.

  82. Whispering Walda
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    JamesL,

    Agree, Ed Skrein might not have had the beard, but he was absolutely typecast Daario in other respects: simple, open, narcissistic, trusting, winning, and built like a sherman tank. If the two actors had to duel for it, the role would be his. If they had to command soldiers, my money would still be on Ed Skrein (even if he had only commanded a cross-fit class before). He looks more like Karl Drogo, more like the kind of guy who would pick up an arakh and learn to use it while mucking with his Essos mates rather than sticking with the sword he can trust to keep him alive and selling.

    Michiel Huisman is an incredibly talented actor, but he looks complicated, dark. His brow furrows like he has had a hard life (Daario has had a hard life, but to Ed-Daario it’s a blast). Huisman has an asymmetrical hook in his smile that can look really cruel (eg. when he played Nureyev). He is slightly built and looks more like a rebel than a commander – better as a bad boy lover, but missing the meathead mateship quality that makes instant friendship with people like Greyworm and Jhogo natural and believable. They have also decided to ditch the Fabio hair – the only clue that Daario didn’t come from a Crannog-bog.

    Having said all that, Huisman is a great actor, with a great script, on the set with the highest production values on TV. I’m not sure how he will find a Dario I can believe in, but I’m sure he can, and hope he has.

  83. Satin
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    Annara Snow: The North seems to be based on Scotland or northern England, and the show has gone with that, casting mostly northern or Scottish actors in those roles, and having all of them use northern English accents, rather than RP. Therefore a hard “r” is much more logical than the soft “r”or the swallowed “r” of the Received Pronunciation or the southern accents. It should probably be pronounced the northern way rather than the American way (i.e. with a harder “r”), but it’s AR-ya in any case.

    You are getting at it much more scientifically than I was. The accent I learned growing up was largely RP, or in some cases, some weird Standard American, which I really can’t place (East coast, probably?). So that’s why I’d probably default to RP to pronounce it (except as Chickenduck told me now, I’m totally wrong about that, but let’s say for the sake of the argument, I’m using RP British English). As for how the name is supposed to be pronounced, as long as they keep it halfway consistent on the show, I can live with it.

  84. Satin
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    Deathdreams:
    Auf ein gefettetes Backblech legen und bei zweihundert grad fur funfzehn minuten backen..UND KEINE EIER!!!

    …that would be part of a recipe. A vegan one, apparently. (No eggs.)

    Courtjezter,

    well, often these kinds of sentences are pretty dirty, but this one is harmless, just a bit weird.

  85. Deathdreams
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    Satin,
    On Tool’s Aenima album they have a track called “Die eier von satan”.
    It’s basically a very sinister sounding man giving a rousing speech in german. Every time he says “und keine eier” everyone cheers and shouts, but translated it’s a recipe for hash brownies or something.

  86. House Mormont
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    i love that first photo, might have found my new twitter header

    also, you Stannis stans that scream for more material but also scream for his entrance to be a surprise which has been spoiled, are raging hypocrites

    finally i’m SO EXCITED for this sample chapter, ‘Mercy’ sounds like someone’s gonna die. That made me think of Theon (asha pov), Sweetrobin (Sansa pov) or anyone in Arya’s, although that wouldn’t be a mercy killing. All three of those have had titled chapters before and had unfinished aDwD arcs, although less so for Arya.

  87. Messi
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    http://gameofthroneseason.blogspot.com Show all season 3 and chapter 1 of season 4 in here . Interested

  88. Al Swearengen
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    What’s up with Natalie’s face in that picture? she looks like she’s been stung by a thousand bees.

  89. Ye Olde Wolfe
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    Kevin,

    Seeing her with just the dragon, and the look of shock on her face I kinda thought it might be, but she gets kinda roughed up prior to that scene in the book. I’m thinking she looks too “nice” in this shot for it to be that point. Probably her watching the dragons tear-up a goat, as someone previously mentioned.

  90. Incest & Wargin'
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    JamesL:
    Been rewatching S3 and I think I’m going to miss original Daario.Original Daario may not have looked anything like book Daario but he had a certain flair about him that made him good for the role.This new guy is handsome but also really generic and dull, not right for a character like Daario imo.

    I tend to agree, but I’m going to wait for the season to air to be sure. This guy looks good, thanks to Treme we know is more than a decent actor, but he seems kind of blend (from what I can tell from the few excerpts anyway).

    I guess they have a pretty hard time nailing this for TV. But wait and see.

  91. patchface
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    That doesn’t look like Natalie Dormer at all. It’s probably a stand-in but I have no idea why a magazine would publish a picture with a stand-in.

  92. Kilgore Tully
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    UnbowedUnbentUnhodor:
    How does everyone pronounce arya? is it ahh-yah or ahh-ree-yaa. I noticed Caitlyn/ned said ahh yah but it seems they’ve switch to ahh-ree-yah in s3? just wondering

    Short answer is that, linguistically, there isn’t a significant difference. No one would misunderstand or confuse the pronunciations, as you could probably find all of them just within Winterfell.

    Long answer.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Approximant

    Basically, “Arya” has no proper consonants (technically, it is entirely sonorant with no obstruents). This means “Arya” is always going to be have more variation between accents, as sonorant sounds vary on a spectrum where obstruents are much more definite.

    The “r” may or may not be pronounced by someone, to another one person’s ear, but the speaker could very well be using an R’ed (or “rhotic”) A that is unlike their other A’s. Phonetically different, but potentially not phonemically significant. Even two people with the same accent will pronounce a word slightly differently, at some level, so where you draw the line for “different” is significant. Having grown up partly in Boston, where you can hear all sorts of R’s on one block, I’m inclined to think of Ahhya and Arya as interchangeable to the point of neither being more correct than the other.

    Y’s and W’s are funny things. They are semivowels, somewhat related to diphthongs. They add a very brief vowel to the onset of another vowel (which has some morphological significance not worth getting into). So “you” has a really brief “ee” sound before “ooh;” “whoa” smushes “oo” to the front of “oh.” Look at Ygritte; there is no vowel for that initial Y to latch onto, so it just becomes a full “ee” sound. So what I’m getting at is that “Ar-ee-uh” and “Ar-ya” pretty much use the exact same sounds, and the difference is a slight matter of cadence.

    As for “Ah-ree-uh” vs “Ar-ee-uh,” there is no clear syllable boundary with two approximants next to each other, so all those vowely bits combine fluidly…sonorantly. Again, slight differences in cadence.

    Someone else would probably hear me say “Ar-ya,” but in my head it sounds like I’m saying “Ar-ee-uh” but only minimally hitting that “ee” (think a quick version of the way they were yelling her name in the woods after the Joffrey incident).

    I’m of the opinion that all-sonorant names are quite gorgeous on the ol’ earballs, and part of that is the natural variance they incur. /nerd

  93. Sister Wrister
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    Kilgore Tully,

    That was awesome. Go Hawks!

    I’m outta the loop. Is there a date yet for the new chapter?!! He be droppin more hints…… I think this bitch will be out in time for christmas. Ok, so that’s a stretch… but one can dream. Of winter, this winter.

  94. Sister Wrister
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    KG,

    That’s hilarious! Classic. Perfect choice of song. Yeah, he’s got some swagger there, but where in Essos is he finding all this cool armor with bears on it?? Now who wants to get some ink???

    Also, yeah… Margaery is not lookin so hot. Has she been eating some pigeon pie?

    And lastly, I am really taking what was once a juvenile joke between friends about the sexual weirdness of these twins waaay too far but I can’t help it now. I’m in deep. Does Jaime look like he’s trying to say something to ease Cersei’s concerns? This is usually the case. But here….

    “Well, we can try without the golden hand, if you’d be more comfortable”

    Or is it just me.

    I think there is a song about this on the Tool album mentioned upthread…

    ONLY 11 DAYS BITCHES!

  95. Satin
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    Kilgore Tully,

    awesome.

  96. Mrs. D. Ranged in AZ
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    Drogo,

    You are just begging to be spoiled with a question like that.

  97. Watson
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 5:47 pm | Permalink
  98. KG
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    Watson,

    Well.

    THAT was … uh … yeah … that happened.

  99. Mrs. D. Ranged in AZ
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    patchface,
    No, it’s Natalie Dormer…she is biting her lower lip and looking downward and that changes her face dramatically. That’s why it doesn’t look like her.

  100. Mrs. D. Ranged in AZ
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    Kilgore Tully,

    I do believe I heard that trill of the elusive and, some say fascinating, nerd bird. ;)

  101. Mrs. D. Ranged in AZ
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    Okay, I just read the new chapter titled Mercy. It was Arya! Yay!!! Very dark but good…she is growing up fast. And revenge is so, so sweet….

  102. Ye Olde Wolfe
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Watson,

    That was awesome! Thanks for the update!

  103. Satin
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    Deathdreams:
    Satin,
    On Tool’s Aenima album they have a track called “Die eier von satan”.
    It’s basically a very sinister sounding man giving a rousing speech in german. Every time he says “und keine eier” everyone cheers and shouts, but translated it’s a recipe for hash brownies or something.

    I have to come back to this for a moment, and tell you that “Die Eier von Satan” can also mean “Satan’s balls.” I bet you needed to know that…

  104. Jim Stark
    Posted March 27, 2014 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

    I’m surprised watching through the seasons again… People complain the Daario couldn’t act, but he’s more natural than Emilia Clarke, Finn Jones, Kit Harrington, Natalie Dormer, Rose Leslie etc. It hit home how stiff and awkward some of those drama school actors were after I watched True Detective. That’s where the real acting’s at

  105. Tatters
    Posted March 28, 2014 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    Jim Stark,

    What has it come to when people bash Natalie Dormer and praise freshman rap model actors.

  106. Watch Tv Shows Online
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    checkbox and from now on each time a comment is added I recieve
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