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Learn Dothraki with HBO's new language course -- EXCLUSIVE

How do you translate that headline into the guttural tongue of Essos’ nomadic horse lords?

Until this fall, you’ll find the answer to that question only by asking David J. Peterson, the linguist hired by HBO to spin an entire fake language out of the few Dothraki phrases that George R. R. Martin invented for his Song of Ice and Fire series. But when Oct. 7 rolls around, there will be another option: Living Language Dothraki: A Conversational Language Course Based on the Hit Original HBO Series Game of Thrones.

The made-up language lesson will contain “more than 500 [Dothraki] words and phrases,” as well as “never-before-heard material and words coined exclusively for the Living Language Dothraki course,” according to a release. And it won’t just be a glossary, either: “Like a traditional language course, users will learn vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and even cultural notes, which lay out context as well as dos and don’ts,” the release explains. “For example, since horses are so central to Dothraki culture, many phrases have their roots in the equestrian. Whatever you do, never call a Dothraki warrior an ifak (walker): the ultimate insult since it implies he can no longer ride his horse.” READ FULL STORY

The 'Game of Thrones' TV Book Club: We're going full Moon Door

Welcome back to the Game of Thrones TV Book Club, a discussion space for Thrones viewers who have also read the five books (so far) of George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series. This week, Darren Franich and Hillary Busis take on the show’s mustache-twirling version of Littlefinger, the triumphant return of Hot Pie, and, as always, the dangers of hurtling past George R. R. Martin’s story. Check out James Hibberd’s full recap of the episode, then join us as we venture into the narrative borderlands of A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons. (You know there’ll be spoilers for the books and the show, right?) READ FULL STORY

A lot of people are still naming babies after 'Game of Thrones' characters

When it comes to naming your kid after a character in pop culture, Game of Thrones rules.

The epic HBO drama inspired 1,135 Aryas, 241 Khaleesis, and 67 Daeneryses born in 2013, according to the the Social Security Administration’s list of baby names in the United States. Emilia Clarke’s character had inspired 146 baby Khaleesis and 21 Daeneryses born in 2012. Her power grows stronger!

Boys receiving GOT-inspired monikers included 15 Theons and five Robbs. Hopefully, it’s a long, long time before those little guys discover the fates of their namesakes.

In the list of most popular new girl’s names of 2013, the animated comedy Wreck-It Ralph made a strong showing — Vanellope, which was the name of Sarah Silverman’s character in that film, came out on top. It was given to 63 little girls in 2013 — and zero in 2012, according to Nameberry. The Hunger Games‘ Prim also made that list, inspiring parents to give the name to seven girls. Meanwhile, 17 Katnisses were born in 2013. READ FULL STORY

George R. R. Martin writes 'Game of Thrones' books on a DOS word processor -- VIDEO

George R. R. Martin was on Conan last night, which means that we have conclusive proof that he spent last night decisively not writing The Winds of Winter. But give the guy a break: The HBO series inspired by his “A Song of Ice and Fire” saga continues to set new records in its fourth season. And between the Purple Wedding and That Scene With Jaime And Cersei, it’s arguably winning the Monday Morning Internet War with Mad Men. (Serious thought question: Is Mad Men the Starks to Game of Thrones‘ Lannisters? In this metaphor, The Good Wife is the Tyrells, Once Upon a Time is the Martells, and Turn is the Greyjoys, GO HOME GREYJOYS NOBODY LIKES YOU.) READ FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones' gets 'Law & Order' treatment -- VIDEO

Spoiler alert! If you’re not caught up on Game of Thrones‘ fourth season, do not watch the video below. If you are, please enjoy the opening credits and climactic scene of Law & Order: Game of Thrones. There’s more than one exciting cameo as Peter Dinklage makes his Emmy bid.*  READ FULL STORY

Videogame of Thrones: Watch 'Game of Thrones' credits get a 'Super Mario' makeover

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All men must die — unless you’re Mario and you get all the way to the castle to save Princess Peach. But the only way to find her is to follow the pixelated map, which has been given a whole new look (and sound) thanks to YouTube user NicksplosionFX’s latest video: A Super Mario makeover of the cartographic Game of Thrones credits.

Complete with an 8-bit version of the GoT theme song, the video painstakingly re-creates the Super Mario map in the vein of the HBO hit. Below, find the video, along with a side-by-side comparison of the original credits and the videogame version: READ FULL STORY

The 'Game of Thrones' TV Book Club: Tyrion's trial and the trouble with Shae (plus: Davos!!!)

Welcome back to the Game of Thrones TV Book Club, a discussion space for Thrones viewers who have also read the five books (so far) of George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series. This week, Darren Franich and Hillary Busis talk about “The Laws of Gods and Men,” an episode that featured a bit of chesspiece-maneuvering (The Iron Throne!) and a long-awaited showcase moment for Tyrion Lannister. Not to mention a question at the center of season 4′s endgame: How do you solve a problem like Shae? Check out James Hibberd’s full recap of the episode here, then join us as we venture into the narrative borderlands of A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons! (You know there’ll be spoilers for the books and the show, right?)  READ FULL STORY

The 'Game of Thrones' TV Book Club: On big changes afoot up North and in the Vale

Welcome back to the Game of Thrones TV Book Club, a discussion space for Thrones  viewers who have also read the five books (so far) of George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series. This week, Hillary Busis and Thrones recapper extraordinaire James Hibberd — filling in for Darren Franich — talk changes at Craster’s Keep, tension between Arya and the Hound, and the Case of the Disappearing Dragons. (You know there’ll be spoilers for all the books and the show, right?) READ FULL STORY

Ser Pounce off 'Game of Thrones' (for now)

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The First Cat of Westeros isn’t coming back to HBO’s Game of Thrones anytime soon.

Ser Pounce is off the show for the rest of the fourth season, at least. The king-guarding feline sparked a social media surge after interrupting Margaery Tyrell’s quasi-seduction of teenage King Tommen on Sunday’s episode. HBO told us Ser Pounce does not appear in any of the six episodes that remain this year. (Only Game of Thrones could spark a post-episode frenzy over man raping his sister one week, followed by a cat with a cute name the next week.) That said, Ser Pounce could potentially appear in future seasons, especially since he’s in George R.R. Martin’s later Song of Ice and Fire novels.

Here’s our exchange with Ser Pounce’s very unofficial Twitter feed discussing the subject when we broke this tragic news yesterday: READ FULL STORY

The 'Game of Thrones' TV Book Club: White Walkers? Craster's Keep? Hodor??? Talk the big changes on this week's episode!

Welcome back to the Game of Thrones TV Book Club, a discussion space for Thrones viewers who have also read the five books (so far) of George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series. And this week, Darren Franich and Hillary Busis have quite a bit of material to cover, since “Oathkeeper” featured a whole assortment of TV inventions that ran the gamut from “extrapolation” to “outright invention.” Join us on our journey into the ever-widening gulf between the Book-Westeros and TV-Westeros! (You know there’ll be spoilers for the books and the show, right?)

HILLARY: Darren. DARREN. I don’t even know where to begin. READ FULL STORY

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