A Game of Thrones Cartoon

Here’s a humorous cartoon using characters and events from season one of Game Of Thrones.  I find the one with Daenerys and Ser Jorah especially amusing.  Enjoy!

This is the work of blackbirdrose on DeviantArt

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Character Summary – Jon Snow

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Today we give you Jon Snow, the Bastard of Winterfell.

“A diamond in the rough is worth just as much as a diamond in the clear.” Maxwell Ingram said that.

Jon Snow is known to the people as the bastard son of Eddard Stark.  He was raised by his father alongside his true-born half-siblings.  Identity of his real mother has not yet been revealed.  I love this character, his loyalty, love and respect for the Starks despite the alienation he faces now and then from Catelyn Stark, Ed’s wife.  Though she’s just being a human (who sees Jon’s presence as constant reminder of her husband’s infidelity, making him feel unwelcome) in not being able to connect with the ‘Bastard’ son, I still feel bad for Jon.  On their way back home after the execution of a deserter of Night’s Watch, they encounter direwolf pups, and Snow takes the albino one as he identifies it with himself as an outcast from its litter.  Amidst all of the issues involving his bastardy he got on well with his half-siblings particularly Robb and Arya (both of whom I adore!)

Jon’s position both inside and outside the family subtly chafe him over the years until, when he nears adulthood, he joins the Night’s Watch, after his uncle Benjen suggested that the Watch could use a man like him.

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On his journey to the Wall, Tyrion Lannister accompanies him, and their friendship is fostered by their shared position as noble outsiders.  Jon also protects the shy and soft-hearted Samwell Tarly from bullying by some other recruits.  Gradually he also becomes a natural leader to his fellow trainees.

His new friends save him from the ultimate fate of death as he is torn between his family and the vows to the Watch.  He wants to join his brother Robb in the fight against the Lannisters but deserting the Night’s Watch has the penalty of death.  Finally his friends – Sam and others – persuade him to leave the thought.

Jon finally decides to honor his bonds and fully commit to the Watch, he accepts his place as Mormont squire and prepares for the journey north, on the large Ranging into the Far north that Mormont leads.

He was raised as Stark and Northman and, in many ways, took to their values of honor, and later on, even when forced with horrendous decisions he stays morally correct and upright.

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Jon also has a strong warg connection with his direwolf, Ghost, also a likeable character.

Jon Snow is played by Kit Harington.  Kit has no known credits prior to Game of Thrones, but is excellently cast as the easily likable Snow.  Kit plays him with subtle brilliance and hopefully this will lead him to further great roles.  As it is, he is already slated to be in a fantasy/adventure film with Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore called The Seventh Son, which is set to come out early 2013.

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Game of Thrones Season 1: Episode 4 – ‘Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things’

We’re now three episodes into our collection of recaps from Season 1. All of these recaps are courtesy of Picktainment.com, as always.

Which means it’s time for the Season 1, Episode 4 review, written by Bryce Van Kooten. You can examine the FULL REVIEW by clicking HERE!

The first few episodes set the perfect stage for the epic quest that’s unfolding — betrayal, lust, passion, murder, mystery — and perfectly molded the cast into the roles we so cleverly wait to turn, morph and entertain us each Sunday night. A role worth nothing this week was the addition of Samwell (John Bradley), the fat, wussy boy sent to guard the Wall along with Snow and his other soldiers. Whether it was his blubbering words or his shaky walk, Bradley added a charm to his blubbering and an instant intrigue in the coldest of places.

Along with Samwell was more from Petyr Baelish — sneaky, pesky, but ever vigilant. Played by The Wire’s Aidan Gillen, Baelish speaks the some truest words of the series after Ned apologizes for not immediately trusting him … “not trusting me immediately was the wisest thing you’ve done since you dismounted your horse here.” It seems that trust, along with the warmth, is fleeting fast.

And one could never forget Daenerys and Viserys — their clash in Vaes Dothrak proving to be a pivotal point in the brother/sister, I’m-Queen-you’re-not struggle for the ages. Literally. Though, something tells me that Daenerys’ right hand man, Ser Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen) might have more behind the curtain than in front.

To read the full review at Picktainment.com, go HERE!

Twinter is Coming – Samwell Tarly


We thought long and hard about who to kick off our ‘Twinter is Coming’ #fakewesteros series with, and naturally, we decided on the lovable, somewhat-pudgy-but-surprisingly-fierce Samwell Tarly. He may not always get people’s respect, and his fighting skills might be a little suspect for a guardian of the Night’s Watch, but he’s one hell of a funny tweeter. We think you’ll really enjoy this opening interview!

And PLEASE — FOLLOW him on Twitter!

Part I: Samwell Tarly
Part II: Tyrion Lannister
Part III: Sansa Stark
Part IV: Cersei Lannister
Next: Theon Greyjoy

If you saw a White Walker, a wildling, and Joffrey Lannister eating scones and muffins north of the Wall, what would you do?

Samwell Tarly: This is a trick question, so I wrote it on some parchment and left it on Maester Aemon’s desk, as soon as he sees it, he’ll help me answer. I’m much more clever than I appear, there’s no way you can fool me. Jon says I should be more brave and I’m trying so WHAT KIND OF SCONES OKAY I LOVE SCONES I WOULD STEAL THEM ARE YOU HAPPY NOW.

Now.  Now you have me crying.  No I’m not.  Men of the Night’s Watch don’t cry and I’m not crying it’s just the wind.  The wind can get pretty bad when you live in the shadow of a 700 foot wall of ICE. It’s very cold.  Cold wind.

(Okay I’m crying but what kind of scones seriously)

What made you decide to become Samwell Tarly? Is there something you identify with him or is this just a fun escape?

Samwell Tarly: #OOC. One of my friends said I should follow twitter accounts like @JonBastSnow and @RickonStark and @SuddenlySandor because he thought they were well done and I guess he thought I would be the kind of dude who would like some weirdo pretending to be someone else on twitter.

My first reaction was, its kind of creepy/sad, y’know?  Who really has enough time to role play a character from a fantasy book and soon to be TV show?  Right?  Only superfan shipper nerds and dudes who live in their parent’s basements that run fan sites.

It turns out I live in my parents basement and I was thinking about running a fan site based on other peoples fan sites, a sort of meta fan site, so I was perfect creeper/nerd/weirdo/shipper to role play on Twitter.  That, and I saw the amount of followers that the accounts aforementioned collected, and was like, you know, I could do that! If someone could pretend to be Jon Snow and beg for cuddles from, well, anyone really, and have over 6,000 followers, then I could probably do that, too.  I did about five seconds of research and realized that Jon needed a Sam, and since no one else was doing Sam, I decided to fill his oversized shoes.

(my secret #fakewesteros dream is to play another character, which I do not, sorry to say, people who think I am @jonBastSnow)

(and I’m not John Bradley West either, his tweets are brilliant on their own and he plays Sam in REAL LIFE better than anyone could have ever thought)

Samwell is pretty easy to RP.  He’s nervous, scarred, a huge coward, and hopelessly in love with Jon Snow (as far as I can see), but also has a very dry wit about him (in the show anyway).  Those traits are all easy things to play off of.  Everything else just fell into place.

In my own, real life, I am the opposite of Sam.  I’m smart, handsome, confident, built like an Olympic athlete and Jon Snow is hopelessly in
love with ME.

What are some of your best tweets? If you don’t want to go looking back, maybe then just give us a couple recent ones you liked.

Samwell Tarly: I’m much too lazy to tell you my favorite tweets, since I think they all are the pinnacle of high brow humor and I usually giggle like a school girl when I read them.  I like the ones about food, working in the rookery, and especially the jokes about old people, fat people, and blind people.  We can skip all the jokes about “where to put it.”

The best ones is where I interact with Sandor, Theon, Gregor, Hot Pie, etc.   Those #FW accounts (as well as many, many others) make it almost like a comedy show.  We should charge.

If Cersei tried to seduce you, would you be able to resist her charms?

Samwell Tarly: I took vows.

How are your fighting skills these days?

Samwell Tarly: I fight like I have sea lions where my arms are supposed to be.

Were you the one who coined the term #FakeWesteros?

Samwell Tarly: Why yes, that was me!  While I was no way the one who created the idea of twittering ASOIAF characters, I do think I was the first one to say #fakewesteros, which everyone hated at first until everyone started using it.  Which is cool.  I have a ledger here, and I’ve been tracking every time someone uses the phrase.  So if someone tweets #FakeWesteros, that someone know owes me a dollar per use.

FOLLOW Samwell Tarly here: @theSamwellTarly

#FakeWesteros: Twinter is Coming!

As you may or may not know, some of the wittiest, most hilarious tweeters have surfaced into a world called #FakeWesteros, which is some combination between Earthly humor and George R.R. Martin’s spectacular universe.

With Season 2 of Game of Thrones just four weeks away, we wanted to highlight some of these colorful personalities. In the next few days, we’ll be conducting interviews with a whole bunch of them as part of our “Twinter is Coming” series. Keep checking back at gameofthronesfandom.net for more updates!

A few of the cast of characters we’ll be featuring:

Samwell Tarly – @theSamwellTarly
Tyrion Lannister – @Tyrion_Halfman
Arya Stark – @LadyAryaStark
Sansa Stark – @Lady_Sansa
Theon Greyjoy – @Theon_Greyjoy
Gregor Clegane – @GregorPartyDude
Sandor Clegane – @SuddenlySandor
Cersei Lannister – @Queen_Cersei
Jaime Lannister – @SerJaime
Stannis Baratheon – @King_Stannis
Osha the Wildling – @OshaTheWildling
Asha Greyjoy – @TheAshaGreyjoy
Jon Griff Connington – @j_connington
Grenn – @JustGrenn

If you would like to participate, know of a #fakewesteros person who would like to participate, or have any questions for them, please email us at fandomnet@gmail.com.