10 Things We Learnt From the Game of Thrones Trailer

HBO have premiered a new trailer for season 7 of Game of Thrones, following the stills they released last week, and it shows us so much more about what to expect from the upcoming series that it’s hard not to get insanely excited – as if we weren’t already excited enough. Here are 10 things I learnt from the trailer, which you can watch below.

Bran and Meera finally make it to the wall

Right at the beginning of the trailer we get a glimpse of a gate in the wall at Castle Black opening, and who is on the other side? – Bran Stark and Meera Reed. Hopefully this is the start of the Stark siblings reuniting. Three down, one to go.

Daenerys claims Dragonstone

It was inevitable that Daenerys was going to make Dragonstone her new home at some point – it was the original home of House Targaryen after all. Now we know for a fact that she lands on its shores and enters its castle, ripping down Stannis Baratheon’s banners to make room for her own.

Grey Worm finds a secret entrance

The unsullied play a prominent role in this trailer, especially Grey Worm, who at one point can be seen in a boat searching for what looks like a secret entrance. Later we see a shot of unsullied letting more unsullied into some sort of castle – could this be Casterly Rock or Highgarden? Both are rumoured to appear in season 7.

Bran has a connection to the Night King

As Bran flies over an army of white walkers in raven form, its leader seems to sense the bird, stopping Bran’s connection. This suggests that the two have some sort of cerebral connection. Rumours have been going around that Bran IS the Night King, though I think we’ll have to see about that one..

Brienne makes it to Winterfell

After Brienne and Pod left the Black Fish, failing to recruit his army, it was obvious that they would head back up noth – seen as Brienne is hell bent on protecting Sansa. By the looks of it, they make it in one piece, as they are seen entering Winterfell.

Beric Dondarrion joins Jon Snow

Wielding a magical flaming sword, Dondarrion is wearing furs and covered in snow which suggests that he and the brotherhood have headed north to join Jon Snow – there’s a shot a bit later on that confirms Snow will have a flaming sword by his side in battle.

The Hound is up North as well

We see a brief shot of Sandor Clegane covered in snow and wrapped in wildling clothing as well, which suggests that he too has joined in the fight. Last time we saw the Hound, he was with Dordarrion and his men, so this would fit in nicely.

The Greyjoys and Lannisters make an alliance

Ships from House Greyjoy are seen heading towards Kings Landing, but since Yara and Theon are with Daenerys, these have to be Euron’s boats, which means he is likely joining Cersei and will fight against his niece and nephew

There will be at least three epic battles

There’s evidence of three separate battles in the trailer. Jon Snow vs the Whitewalkers of course, but it also looks like Daenerys’ unsullied are going head to head with the Lannisters – led by Jamie, as the Greyjoy’s battle it out on the sea in their ships.

Jon finally meets Daenerys

There’s a very brief shot of the Jon and Davros landing in Dragonstone where we know Daenerys is holding up, which means the two are finally going to meet each other. Davros knows the land well, so it makes sence that he would guide Snow, but why they decide to travel there is unclear.

New Game of Thrones Images Released

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HBO have released some new photos from the upcoming season of Game of Thrones, following the release of a rather epic trailer, so if you’re eagerly awaiting the 16th July like myself, you might want to check them out.

They don’t particularly show us anything we didn’t already know; Cersei and Jamie are scheming together in Kings Landing, Sam is in Old Town brushing up on his reading, Jon Snow and Bran are up north – but still not together, and Daenerys has reached Westeros.

There is one surprise however, in the form of Beric Dondarion – who is alive, well, and in season 7. It looks like he too is up north. Will he be joining Jon Snow?

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Join the Night’s Watch

The Game of Throne’s season 7 premiere is still two months away – excruciating isn’t it? On the plus side, that gives you plenty of time to re-watch last season – whilst sobbing as you mumble ‘Hold the Door’ at the television screen.

It also gives you time to apply for a ticket to Sky’s pop-up training camp later this month, where you will be able to watch demonstrations from the stunt team behind Game of Thrones, and become a true member of the Nights Watch.

You will learn skills like archery, sword fighting, and even raven handling – very handy if you ever find yourself in need of a maester.

The event will be held at the Tower of London, on 20th May. You can apply for a balloted ticket, as long as you swear to take no wife, hold no lands, father no children, wear no crowns, win no glory, and live and die at your post.

Just kidding.

You just need to click on this link, and unofficially join the Night’s Watch. You could even be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to attend the US premiere of Season 7.

Good luck guys!

Meet Cute by Nan Lawson

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Did you guys have a nice Valentine’s Day? I hope you all managed to do something special with your loved ones – if that included going to see Deadpool, you definitely did Saint Valentine proud.

Seen as love is still fresh on everyone’s mind, I thought I’d show you this lovely collection of prints created by Nan Lawson. The series is called ‘Meet Cute’ and depicts iconic couples from an array of different pop culture franchises, stood back to back with dewy faces and wide eyes.

Hearing the term Meet Cute automatically reminds me of that scene in The Holiday where adorable Arthur explains what it means; “It’s how two characters meet in a movie. Say a man and a woman both need something to sleep in, and they both go to the same men’s pajama department. And the man says to the salesman: ‘I just need bottoms’. The woman says: ‘I just need a top’. They look at each other, and that’s the meet cute”

Lawson’s interpretation of this is definitely on point. Even though the couples aren’t face to face, there’s something incredibly romantic about their back to back stance, and the way they seem to merge into each other as if they were slowly becoming one.

She’s managed to include tonnes of my favourite couples; The Doctor and Rose, Scott and Ramona, Zoe and Wash, Captain America and Peggy. She’s even drawn Jareth and Sarah from the Labyrinth which just looks so exquisite. Were any of your favourite couples included? What did you think of Lawson’s artwork?

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Wee Little Stitches

 

Whilst having one of my ‘find all the awesome stuff on Etsy’ sessions, I came across a little online store called Weelittlestitches who create little cross stitched works of art. Using a needle and thread has never been something I’ve been particularly good at, so I was instantly impressed that someone had the patience.

I then noticed the nature of the art work and fell in love. Are these not the cutest nerdy pictures ever? Jacqueline and her husband have created images of loads of my favourite fandoms; Star Wars, TMNT, Game of Thrones, Sailor Moon. I kind of just want one of everything. In fact, I want a quilt made out of all of them. Someone make me a quilt?

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10 Must Have Geeky Swimsuits for Summer 2015

Summer has well and truly begun, which means holiday season is just around the corner. This also means it’s new wardrobe season, and 2015 seems to be an exceptionally good year for nerdy swimsuit purchasing. A swimsuit is pretty much the only thing you need to make sure you remember when you go away (except for your passport of course) so why not make it a good one. Here are my 10 favourite fandom swimsuits. Check them out below.

1. The Little Mermaid Bikini from Hot Topic

2. Snow White Swimsuit from Black Milk Clothing

3. Wonder Woman Bikini from Pin-up Girl Clothing

4. Harley Quinn Swimsuit from Spencer’s

5. Robin Bikini from TheGeekGarden

6. Batman Swimsuit from Black Milk Clothing

7. Sailor Moon Bikini from Hot Topic

8.  Game of Thrones Swimsuit from Poprageous

9. Tardis Swimsuit from Fit2btiedClothing

10. Pokemon Bikini from Hot Topic

Maisie Williams joins Doctor Who

Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams, who plays free-spirited Arya Stark in the show, will join the cast of Doctor Who in an upcoming episode airing later this year. Details about who she will play is currently unknown, though Steven Moffat did have something to say about her casting;  “We’re thrilled to have Maisie Williams […]

Image of the day | Westeros Transit System

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This map of Westeros is amazing. Made by Eric and Tara from FencingNArchery, they created a Transit System Map for Game of Thrones fictional location, Westeros. It looks like it could have come straight from the London Underground – though I don’t remember any stops called Kings Landing. Or do I..

10 Nerdy Jumpers for Christmas

Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat.. and I need a Christmas jumper, stat!

I don’t just want a boring, snowflake and holly xmas jumper though, I want a nerdy one – picture pop culture overload.. Star Wars, or Adventure Time. So here are my Top 10, just in time for Christmas Jumper Day.

Olaf Jumper

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IWOOT

Gremlins Jumper

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Mondo

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Jumper

Nerdy Christmas Jumpers TMNT

Amazon

Sonic the Hedgehog Jumper

Nerdy Christmas Jumpers Sonic

Game Seek

Walking Dead Jumper

Nerdy Christmas Jumpers Walking Dead

Etsy

Game of Thrones Jumper

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Redbubble

Doctor Who Jumper

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Forbidden Planet

Star Wars Jumper

Nerdy Christmas Jumpers Star Wars

IWOOT

Adventure Time Jumper

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Forbidden Planet

Batman Returns Jumper

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Etsy

You can find lots more Nerdy Christmas jumpers here.