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Game of Thrones’ King Beyond The Wall Is Crowned

18 Aug

If you’re a Game of Thrones fan (and if you’re not, you should be), you’re probably dying. With only ten new episodes a year, HBO inflicts a very unique form of cruel and unusual punishment. Personally, any scrap of season 3 news thrills me to pieces (I’ve never used that phrase in my life). Like, this week the most buzzed about new character was finally cast: Mance Rayder, the King Beyond The Wall.  Irish actor Ciarán Hinds has been chosen to play the Wilding leader.

Because if there’s anything Game of Thrones needs, it’s another king and a new cast member.

Silly Wildling traditions…

But seriously, I’m so excited to see Mance next year. As opposed to last season, Jon Snow will actually do stuff instead of just pouting in the snow for ten hours. A lot of that is thanks to the Wildlings and especially Mance. As an ex-Night’s Watch member turned king, he’s everything Jon Snow could become. Mance’s goal is to break down The Wall and (semi spoiler alert) find the mythological Horn of Winter to do it. He’s smart, charismatic and the only guy that could unite all the Wildlings for a single cause.

Hinds is perfect for the role. He’s already played Julius Caesar (Rome, pictured aboveand a fictional former US President (Political Animals) -Westerosi savage king will be a piece of cake. Now, all we have to do is wait until March 31, 2013 when season 3 starts to see Mance and the fifteenish other new characters. Unless of course the world ends this December, wouldn’t that be unfortunate?

Ser Poutsalot hates it when Wildlings threaten the realms of men.


Jason Stackhouse Is The New Guy

5 Dec

So I’ve been working on an actually well written post for a couple days. But I keep doing real work and celebrating Sierra Querns’ (#GoTeam!!!) birthday instead. Alas, one thing can pull me out of le French subjonctif:


Ladies: True Blood star Ryan Kwanten will be guest starring as Jess’ Valentine’s Day sexy (Australian?) one night stand. Kwanten isn’t particularly famous for his humor, but he has perfect abs comedic timing. Really! Once you get past Jason’s good looks and sex drive, you realize Kwanten has given the elder Stackhouse an amazing sense of humor. All my favorite lines, and probably your’s, come out of Jason’s mouth.

Like the sparkling deadpan gem “Never thought I was really smart enough to get depressed,” from Hitting the Ground (3.7).

I guess this means Jess and Man!Jess, Paul (played by Justin Long), don’t work out. Awww shucks.

It’s time to stop Googling Ryan Kwanten photos and refocus on ‘il faut que!’ Good luck with your last week of classes/finals 🙂