Thrones is back and thank the gods. Ok. That was a bluff. I went all-in, and I folded. Wasn’t my best poker play. Throne’s presence at San Diego Comic-Con kicked off with a tribute to the many casualties of the beloved series:
Author George R.R. Martin is still writing The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring, the 6th and 7th installments of A Song of Ice and Fire, respectively. The Winds of Winter is set for release December of this year, while Thrones Season 4 started location shooting last week in Nesjavellir, Iceland. Several thespians have been cast for the season already including Pedro Pascal as Oberyn Martell, Indira Varma as Ellaria Sand, and Mark Gatiss in an unspecified role.
Major potential Season 4 characters that have NOT been cast yet include: Mace Tyrell; Lord of Highgarden, Styr; the Magnar of Thenn, Aeron “Damphair” Greyjoy; The Iron Captain, Victarion Greyjoy; Captain of the Iron fleet, Ser Arys Oakheart; The Soiled Knight, Areo Hotah; The Captain of Guards, and finally Arianne Martell; daughter of Prince Doran. Stay tuned for casting/shooting updates as they arrive.
HBO parent company Time Warner has released their latest quarterly earnings report and within it are the latest viewer numbers for Game of Thrones. HBO is now reporting that Game of Thrones averaged 14.2 million viewers per episode last season. This is a 20% increase over season 2′s viewership number and is a significant jump from the last reported number of 13.6 million. (You can download the full report here.)
What does this mean? It means that even well into season 3 Thrones‘ viewership is still climbing. Which is pretty unprecedented for a drama like this. I suspect the Red Wedding may have had something to do with the late season jump as people got caught up on the show to see what all the fuss is about.
This also means that Game of Thrones is very, very close to becoming HBO’s most-watched show of all-time. The Sopranos is currently tops with an average of 14.4 million viewers per episode.Game of Thrones may very well break that next season.
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House Lannister of Casterly Rock is one of the Great Houses of Westeros, and arguably one of its richest and most powerful families and oldest dynasties. Their lands are in the far west of the continent, seated on a massive rocky promontory overlooking the Sunset Sea. They are the Lords Paramount of the Westerlands and Wardens of the West. House Lannister’s symbol is a golden lion on a crimson background, and their house motto is “Hear me roar!”.
There are no men like me. There’s only me. — Jaime Lannister
Artisan’s are primarily concerned with the acquisition of technique. Indeed no matter what the cost, time, energy, hardship, peril, or expense; SP’s simply MUST perfect their repertoire of techniques. Tireless optimists, SP’s feel strongly that the next roll of the dice, the next move, the next shot, will be their “big score.” And more often than not, they’re right.Please Understand Me II p. 45
Ser Jaime Lannister is the eldest son of Tywin and Joanna Lannister born maternally with twin-sister Cersei. The youngest knight to acquire a position on the Kingsguard, Ser Jaime was appointed to the position by the Mad King, Aerys II Targaryen. Jaime is infamously known throughout the Seven Kingdoms as “the Kingslayer“, having shoved his sword through Aerys’ back during a military-coop propagated by his father. Neglecting to explain his motivations and desire to save the city from Aerys’ pyromancer, Jaime embraced his new-found reputation; perpetuating his facade as a talented swordsman and ruthless warrior. Cynical, impulsive, audacious, and adaptable; Ser Jaime Lannister is an Artisan.
So many vows…they make you swear and swear. Defend the king. Obey the king. Keep his secrets. Do his bidding. Your life for his. But obey your father. Love your sister. Protect the innocent. Defend the weak. Respect the gods. Obey the laws. It’s too much. No matter what you do, you’re forsaking one vow or the other. — Jaime Lannister
She never forgets a slight, real or imagined. She takes caution for cowardice and dissent for defiance. And she is greedy. Greedy for power, for honour, for love. ― George R.R. Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire
Guardian’s have an inherently stoical outlook on life. Indeed SJ’s know better than the rest what dangers lurk nearby. Property can be lost or stolen, health can fail, relationships can fall apart. The world can go to hell in a handbasket. And no temperament is more aptly prepared for such events than the Guardian.Please Understand Me II p. 99
Queen reagent Cersei Lannister is the only daughter of Joanna Lannister and Lord Tywin Lannister. Raised under the privilege of the family fortress Casterly Rock, Cersei is often noted for her extraordinary beauty. Cersei’s mother died giving birth to her baby brother Tyrion, and much like her father; Cersei always blamed and resented Tyrion for her mother’s death. Starting an incestuous relationship with her twin brother Jaime before marrying King Robert Baratheon, all three of Cersei’s children are incestuous. Her son Joffrey Baratheon is currently the reigning king of the Seven Kingdoms and ruler of Westeros. Stoical, authoritative, grounded, and callous; Cersei Lannister is a Guardian.
Anyone who isn’t us is the enemy. ― Cersei Lannister
The Rational’s construe their immediate surroundings from a pragmatic perspective. Pragmatism consists of having your mind’s-eye firmly fixated on the relationship between means and ends. The practical consequences one must endure to achieve one’s long term goals. It is here, that a Rational’s cognizance resides.Please Understand Me II p. 179
Tywin Lannister was born the son of Tytos Lannister, a man who ultimately besmirched the Lannister name. Making a series of poor financial investments, and allowing himself to be mocked at court; Tytos created a looming perception of weakness for him and his family. As a result, House Lannister’s vassals House Reyne of Castamere started an open rebellion. Quelling the rebellion personally, Tywin re-established the fearsome reputation of House Lannister. His ruthless military prowess gave darker meaning to the phrase “A Lannister always pays his debts” and was immortalized in the song “The Rains of Castamere“, a song that Tywin played while slaughtering the Reyne family. Ascending to the throne of House Lannister, and becoming Lord Paramount of the Westerlands, Tywin quickly became the richest man in the Seven Kingdoms. Lord of Casterly Rock, and Warden of the West; Tywin is the true mastermind of many of the power-play events that take place in Westeros. Pragmatic, resolute, ruthless, and commanding; Tywin Lannister is a Rational.
The greatest fools are ofttimes more clever than the men who laugh at them. — Tywin Lannister
I have a realistic grasp of my own strengths and weaknesses. My mind is my weapon. My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer, and I have my mind… and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.― George R.R. Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire
Idealist’s trust their intuitive powers to read the intentions of others with astounding accuracy. Indeed Idealist’s have an extraordinary ability to introject and empathize, giving them accurate insight into the thoughts and feelings of others. Please Understand Me II p. 141
Tyrion Lannister is the youngest son of Joanna Lannister and Lord Tywin Lannister. His mother Joanna Lannister died giving birth to him, an event that Tyrion is still resented for mostly by his father Tywin and sister Cersei. Tyrion is a dwarf (4’5″), which causes him to be referred to derisively by various names, such as “the Imp” and “The Halfman”. His size is compensated for and mitigated by his sharp wit, his superior intellect, and his families wealth and power. Despite his family having put him through much turmoil, Tyrion remains loyal to the best interests of the Lannister organization. Intuitive, diplomatic, altruistic, and powerfully introspective; Tyrion is an Idealist.
Let them see that their words can cut you and you’ll never be free of their mockery. If they want to give you a name take it and make it your own. Wear it like armor. Then it can never be used to hurt you.― Tyrion Lannister — George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
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