wolves

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In this past week’s Episode (“The Mountain and the Viper”), Tyrion Lannister relayed a story to his brother Jaime about their cousin, Orson Lannister*. Orson was a simple boy, dropped on his head and left mentally handicapped, who delighted in smashing beetles in the garden. The speech served for some fans as not only a commentary on the relentless cruelty the people of Westeros face on a day-to-day basis, but also a critique of the seemingly heartless nature of George R.R. Martin’s storytelling. For those folks, Orson was a stand-in for Martin — a God-like simpleton avatar the show’s creators made up to analyze the writer’s barbaric death-dealing. And now, thanks to the glory of crowd-funding, fans can donate to Martin’s favorite charities for a chance at becoming a “Martyr”. In short, $20,000 will earn you a place in an upcoming Song of Ice and Fire novel, where you can become one of these beetles Martin gleefully smashes with a rock. (more…)

wolves

Need some more werewolf action in your life? Well, fear not, dear Nerd Readers, for the first trailer for the upcoming Wolves is here. Written and directed by David Hayter (X-Men, X-Men 2) and featuring the talents (and muscular, half-naked bodies) of Jason Momoa (aka Khal Drogo) and Lucas Till (aka Havok from the X-franchise), Wolves follows the tale of the town’s most popular high school student as discovers he’s going all werewolf. Fleeing into the wilderness, he runs into a couple of werewolf clans that don’t like each other too much. And, naturally, there’s a love triangle involved. Check out the trailer below and see what you think. (more…)