Tropebusting! One Thing I Dig About The Song Of Ice And Fire

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My wife is, as I have often said, not a Geek.  She doesn’t like superheroes, Star Wars, science fiction, or a host of other things that routinely appear on this site.  She has two exceptions.  One is YA distopias.  We always go see a new Hunger Games movie.  Actually, that’s the only one she’s really interested in.  She watched The Maze Runner but wasn’t overly impressed.

Her other, bigger weakness is high fantasy.  If it’s based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, she’ll be there.  She loves Harry Potter.  And, though it took me a lot of effort to convince her to give it a shot, she goes for Game of Thrones in a big way.  Why did it take me so long to get her into that one?  Well, I had to sell it for what it was:  the opposite of Tolkien, and in a good way.

Explanations and SPOILERS after the cut.

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Tom Recommends: The Cornetto Trilogy

Gabbing Geek Tom Recommends v2Among the many interesting “what if’s” that we can ask in regards to the recent Ant-Man, there is the question of how the movie would have turned out had the original director, Edgar Wright, finished the movie he’d worked on for so long.  Wright still got a story and script credit for the work, and had parted ways due to some sort of creative differences with Marvel Films.  Wright had been linked to the project for ages, well before The Avengers hit the big screen, such that many hoped or assumed Wright’s longtime friend and collaborator Simon Pegg might have been cast as Hank Pym.

Why would anyone assume that?  Well, you’d need to see the Cornetto Trilogy to get that.

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Sidekicks More Interesting Than Their Bosses!

One of these guys is Bruce Lee.  When Bruce Lee is your sidekick, he is automatically more interesting than you.
One of these guys is Bruce Lee. When Bruce Lee is your sidekick, he is automatically more interesting than you.

The sidekick.  That often annoying individual that follows the hero around, sometimes useful, sometimes not.  The character is a staple of genre fiction.  But sometimes the sidekick is more interesting than the hero.

After the cut are a few such sidekicks that outrank their bosses in terms of personality.  Who will make the cut?

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Awesome Cosplay Of The Day: ARYA STARK

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Valar Morghulis! We have a thing around here for Game Of Thrones, and we suspect cosplayer Ginny Diguiseppi does too. She has created an amazing Arya Stark cosplay from scratch and has recently made some updated to her look. When we first saw her, we had a hard time telling the difference between her and Maisie Williams, and we think you will too! Check out more photos after the break. Photography credit goes to: WeNeals Photography and Retouching.

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Valar Morghulis With These Game Of Thrones LEGOS!

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Okay,  how cute and adorable are these Game Of Thrones LEGO characters made by Etsy shop Demon Bricks? I mean nothing is better than seeing tiny Daenerys Targaryen with her tiny dragons, in tiny LEGO form! And what’s better, is that there are also many other versions! Want to revel in the dynamic duo of Arya and the Hound? No problem! Want to stare all day at Jon Snow? Sure thing! Need Brienne of Tarth to guard your bedside table? Who doesn’t? See all the Game Of Throne LEGO characters after the break:

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