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Game of Thrones Season 6 Land a Kraken? – Deadwood to Driftwood. Better Reed.

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Ian McShane Cast in Game of Thrones Season 6

After recently getting the word that Game of Thrones will be around a little longer than most of us may have expected, we get another Thrones off-season announcement, some pretty big casting word, in the form of Ian McShane returning to HBO to play an as of yet unrevealed roll in Game of Thrones season 6.

EW broke the word the former Deadwood star would be heading to Westeros in what’s a pretty high profile casting choice for HBO and Thrones.

Speculation on who he will play? Spoilers avoiders may want to stop now…

I talked about my lack of excitement of the possibility of getting the House Greyjoy (Theon’s family) story arcs next season that have occurred in the existing George R R. Martin novels already, which would mean we aren’t as quite caught up to the book series »

- Jay Tomio

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The Madness of Minions – Geek Girl Navigating the World

31 July 2015 5:57 AM, PDT

The rise of the Minions has become undeniable. What started as adorable second bananas to a hilarious and touching story of making your own family has blossomed into a starring role in their own movie. Some have found the Minions to be a delightful addition to pop culture, while others find them annoying.

I fall into the group who really likes them. Part of it is because of the unique nature of their language. At first, it sounds like senseless gibberish. As the ear acclimates, though, you start to realize they use a few actual words, like banana. Most of their speech is created through mashing together English words that sound almost like what they mean and extra syllables to create Minionspeak. It has rules, as opaque as they may seem. Certain syllables go together, while other sounds are excluded or used sparingly. Minionspeak is a translatable language.

The Minions mean well. »

- Patricia

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Game of Thrones an HBO Go for at Least 8 Seasons. What About Prequels?

30 July 2015 6:00 PM, PDT

At first thought to be on track for seven seasons, HBO and showrunner duo David Benioff and Dan Weiss have informed fans of Game of Thrones that we can now expect eight seasons of the megapopular series based on George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. At least eight.

According to EW, at today’s TCA press tour, HBO boss Michael Lombardo also said he would (of course) be open to a prequel series if Weiss and Benioff were interested after Game of Thrones proper concludes. Personally, while I respect the idea of maintaining creative/visual continuity to a prequel, I’m not so sure I’d be put off with new takes in the setting.

For fans who cringe at the term “prequel” and who experience Grrm’s world only through the tv show, don’t worry, because Martin has published prequel material that’s »

- Jay Tomio

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Ninjak #5 Review – Valiant

27 July 2015 7:27 PM, PDT

Ninjak #5 Review

Coming off the fantastic twist, expansion, and elevation of the Ninjak series that was last issue’s glorious Roku origin, Matt Kindt and Clay Mann manage to bring us back while not disappointing, shifting back into gear to our confrontation with uber read headed assassin and Valiant’s E. Honda, Kannon, and Ninjak’s mission to infiltrate Weaponeer. I need this because the Ninjak I most recently saw, in Valiant’s Book of the Death #1, was really underwhelming. Back to that in a moment.

I don’t have a tremendous amount to say about the issue because while there is definitely revelation, it’s such a seamless continuation of the end of Ninjak #3 you find yourself kind of just riding with it… maybe in the sweet Ninjakmobile that belongs to Colin’s parents, that resembles Ninjak’s colors, especially his classic duds. Also, I just read it once »

- Jay Tomio

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