Artist Robert Ball Captures the First ‘Beautiful Death’ of the Last Season of Game of Thrones

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For years, artist Robert Ball has made posters that commemorate the majesty of death. With the support of HBO itself, Ball has been creating posters in a series called “Beautiful Death”, with each original illustration bringing rich artistry to the depiction of one death from Game of Thrones.

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In the Game of Gif Party, You Dance or Your Die

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It’s Friday, Game of Thrones is back, and we’re having a party. A gif party, to be precise! We’re celebrating the return of Game of Thrones, now on its eighth and final season. So sit yourself on the Iron Throne, grab yourself a glass of Cersei’s wine, and share your favorite gifs, because it’s Gif Party Time!

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The Man Behind Game of Thrones’ Languages Taught Us to Say ‘Release the Snyder Cut’ in High Valyrian

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We all know that one of Game of Thrones favorite phrases is “fuck off,” but we haven’t heard it uttered in High Valyrian, the elegant and beautiful language of Old Valyria. Until now. We invited Game of Thrones language inventor David J. Peterson to translate and explain some popular nerd culture phrases for us.

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io9 Breaks Down the Growing Battle Between Sansa and Daenerys on Game of Thrones

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In the game of thrones, you compromise or you die. However, that doesn’t seem to be happening with Sansa Stark and Daenerys Targaryen in the season eight premiere of Game of Thrones. The two are clearly on opposite sides of a big ideological divide, and it might be hard for them to find common ground. Is this clever…

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Watch Jason Momoa Slap the Shit Out of His Game of Thrones Boss…in Animation

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We all love a good behind-the-scenes story—especially ones that involve Jason Momoa kicking somebody’s ass because that’s what he was brought into this earth to do. HBO has given us a hilarious (and animated!) behind-the-scenes saga from Game of Thrones involving showrunner David Benioff, Momoa, and a seemingly…

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Game of Thrones’ David Peterson Discusses Using Language to Help Create the World of Ice and Fire

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Game of Thrones is finally back for its eighth and final season, and with it comes a journey back into one of the show’s coolest non-dragon elements: Its use of language. David J. Peterson has spent years crafting the Dothraki and High Valyrian languages for Game of Thrones, and may or may not have been approached…

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