When HBO`S Game of Thrones ended, there was a lot of controversy. Although fans might be expecting the book series to end the same way, George R.R. Martin is considering making the ending to his books different than the show. This could be a good thing, considering the reception of the series’ final episodes.
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Hopefully, some of the characters we have come to know and love will not meet the same fate that they had in the series. Martin still has two books left to write before he concludes the series for good. So, we will have to wait a little bit longer to see how much his work will differ from the show. There are no dates yet for when those two books will be released.
Me, starting the last season of Game of Thrones: idk what everyone is talking about there’s no way they could screw this ending up!
When Martin was interviewed by Welt, the author stated, “People know an ending – but not the ending.” What could this possibly mean? Does it mean that Bran Stark will still become the ruler of Westeros? Or will it be someone else? We can’t wait to find out.
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Urban Decay, a.k.a. my favorite makeup brand *ever,* is releasing a Game of Thrones themed makeup collection—and it’s an ABSOLUTE UNIT.
The limited-edition collection is inspired by the main power-houses of Game of Thrones, including (but not limited to) House Stark, House Lannister, House Targaryen, and even the White Walkers. It includes: two eyeshadow brushes inspired by the swords Longclaw and Needle, a twenty-piece eyeshadow palette, a three-piece highlighter palette, a lip & cheek stain, four new shades of their Vice Lipstick, and—last but not least—four new shades of the cult-classic 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil.
Okay, so that’s a lot to take in! Let’s break down what exactly we’ll be getting.
First, we have the main feature: The eyeshadow palette, which contains TWENTY new shades:
The eyeshadows consist of a wide array of colors, ranging from cool blues and silvers, inspired by the Wall and what lies beyond it, to warmer, jewel-tones for King’s Landing, earth tones for Winterfell, and fairy-tale shades of lilac, pink, and gold for the newly-named Bay of Dragons (formerly known as Slaver’s Bay).
Here’s an example of a super creative look you could create with the palette! I think this look is super creative because of the way it combines matte and shimmery shades in a graphic shape:
Next up, HIGHLIGHTERS!!!
The “Mother of Dragons Highlight Palette” consists of three new shades of the brand’s iconic Afterglow highlight: a pale pink, a golden beige, and a medium bronze color.
Dragon Smoke, which has a black base with blue and purple reflects; Lannister gold, a true gold shade; The Night King, a glittering teal, and Winterfell Snow, a cool-toned icy white.
I find that UD’s 24/7 eyeliner range has amazing staying power, especially in their metallic shades, so I’m hopeful that these hold up just as well! *Fingers crossed*
Okay, on to the lipsticks! The collection includes Vice lipsticks in four new shades, which I will describe for your convenience in order from ~left to right.~
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The first is called Sansa: a “warm peachy nude.” The second is called Daenerys: a “fiery metallic red.” Next is White Walker: a “deep berry-wine.” Finally, there’s Cersei: a “metallic gold.”
For those of you who are super into Game of Thrones, but not super into lipstick, like me, don’t despair! The collection also features a lip & cheek stain, called Dracarys, pictured below!
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According to the product description, this “universally flattering Targaryen red shade gives you the perfect see-through flush on lips and cheeks.” This shade would probably pair really well with the pink highlight shade, Drogon, from the highlight palette!
Alright folks, we’re in the home stretch. Finally, I give you the sword-inspired eyeshadow brushes!
The image shows Longclaw and Needle, respectively. Longclaw has more loosely-packed bristles, and is designed to allow you to deposit and blend out shadow over a larger area. Needle’s bristles are more tightly-packed—this brush would be good for creating something like a cut-crease!
If you’re a makeup and GoT superfan, you can buy the entire collection as one set, in The Vault:
Now, I don’t about you, but I love emojis! I remember when I was about fifteen-or-so and Apple first dropped those miniature, pixelated, virtual figurines. For two-and-a-half weeks I strictly responded to texts in emojis, no words (probably the most fun I’ve had while also annoying any and everyone who’s ever tried to form a line of communication with me, to be honest). It’s just nice to be able to tell a story, describe my day, spice up my conversation, and throw a lil’ more personality into texts that, otherwise, tend to come across as sort of serious, dry, and blasé. Life’s short, so why not throw some digital icons into your electronic conversations!
Today is the perfect day to do so because today is World Emoji Day! So, kick off your Doc Martens, unzip your jacket, plug your iPhone or Android into the nearest outlet, and celebrate with me by downloading these totally sick emoji keyboards!
Just this past weekend, during the annual thriller-writers conference, Thrillerfest, authors R.L. Stine, Lee Child, David Morrell, Heather Graham, and George R.R. Martin had a chance to sit together and discuss social media, their struggles as they strived for success, some of the stranger things fans have said to them during meet-and-greets, and more.
Three of the wordsmiths even decided to delve on into the world of Hollywood and discuss the quirks, fumbles, and just all-around generalized awkwardness that can come with doing a cameo-appearance in your own book-to-film adaptation (it was exactly everything you’d expect and oh, so much more)!
Author of all things spooky, R.L. Stine, had initially wondered if he should maybe just play himself in the 2015 film adaptation of Goosebumps! However, after a bit of disagreement from his fans (and his wife), he decided a short cameo within the film would be more than enough to satiate his hunger to be on screen. In the original script, Stine (who plays the Vice Principal in the school where the film-version of Stine teaches) was set to stand on-stage and hand one of the lead children a trophy.
I told the director I needed a line and he said, ‘okay…say something!’ so I handed the kid the trophy and said, ‘Congratulations, sonny!’
Popular Thriller writer and author of the Jack Reacherseries, Lee Child, said that after he’s been given a script and asked to choose which scene he’d like a cameo in, he always chooses a scene essential to the plot that he knows cannot wind up on the cutting room floor. He also went on to describe the strange sort of feeling that comes along with meeting a character of your own creaton.
The production team thought me handing him the toothbrush would be like me, the creator of this character, passing the baton onto Tom Cruise…
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The legendary creator of the entire Game of Thronesfranchise, George R.R. Martin, spoke about his cameo in his 1987 television-series, Beauty and the Beast. According to Martin, he assumed the cameo would be the perfect opportunity to plug his new book whilst eating a free cheeseburger or two. However he had no idea that the scene would take hours upon hours to shoot (and cheeseburgers upon cheeseburgers eaten).
These weren’t Shake Shack, or even McDonalds…I’m talking the twenty-four pack of microwavable cheeseburgers…so if you’re going to be a featured extra make sure you’re doing something your okay with doing ninety times in a row.