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OH I AM SO HAPPY AND RELIEVED. THIS POST IS A BIT TOO SQUEEFUL, I AM AFRAID.

Here is the first footage from the season 2 of Game of Thrones, in case you havent seen it yet, stolen from [livejournal.com profile] queenofthorns

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It might have been something the show's creators said or it might have been the abundance of Robb/Jeyne related posts in [livejournal.com profile] ontd_asoiaf (just a note: I am all for freedom of shipping and freedom of fannish opinions! I have ranted about the matter many times already and I honestly won't today. Today is the day of happy news.I am just trying to explain as to where I got the idea from), but I got somehow very worried that The season 2 is going to be all about Robb and his doomed Twilight-like love story with Jeyne.

BUT!!!!!!!!!!! It seems that the first look into the season 2 might indicate that the season is going to pay rather big attention to the storyline I am personally interested in: Stannis, Davos, Melisandre, and the rest of Baratheons. Oh, hot and "mature" pair of Stannis and Davos! Oh, fabulously gorgeous Melisandre! Come to my screen and make me happy this season. Make all the Stannis haters into loving converts and show a thing or two to people who think that "Davos is boring".

Also, it seems that the wigs and costumes have undergone a bit of a change. Everyone looks much better, especially Renly and Loras. But this said - have I ever seen anything as ridiculous as Renly's crown? I don't think so. :D Not on my TV. THE CROWN IS FULL OF HORNS. MANY HORNS. And it sits ridiculously low. It makes Renly look like Prince John from Disney's Robin Hood. Please see the picture comparisons below. My apologies to any of Renly's fans on my friends list, but I think Renly is forever ruined for me. I won't be able to look at him again without giggling inside. I am going to call it The Crown of Horns.




Also, a fan of Sandor Clegane in me is very happy too. I have a big heart and I am fan of many characters, and Sandor is one of my favourites. I am so happy to report that I think Season 2 Sandor looks seriously hot. Has the actor lost some weight? Is it the new beard and the new hair? Anyways, you will have to bear with me this season because I will be doing all sorts of fan-lady things about Sandor.





Misfits I have been watching the show, and it is fun. I am reporting a rather amusing thing: I have been told by my colleagues that I am somewhat like Kelly. Not in the crazy dress sense, in "I will not suffer nonsense gladly" sense. OH YES.

PS: These happy news have managed to tear me out of my "I am all about work" mood. EEEEEEEEEEEE!

Date: 2011-11-21 05:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rivertempest.livejournal.com
Oooo Rory DOES look like he's lost some weight! And, he looks a bit scruffier. ;)

Now, if he could just tightened his arm around the little brat's neck...

Date: 2011-11-21 05:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
I kind of like how he is all protective of Joffrey. I know the boy is evil reincarnate, but still??? Rory is hot.

Date: 2011-11-21 05:34 pm (UTC)
shapinglight: (Dany and Jorah)
From: [personal profile] shapinglight
I actually rather like that crown, but I had no idea who was wearing it. Didn't recognise him at all.

I got a brief glimpse of Dany/Jorah so I'm happy.

Date: 2011-11-21 05:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
The crown: I think for me it is the Abundance of Horns (I am going to call this the Crown of Horns) and the similarity with Prince John. I can't unsee what I see, sorry. And this is just as they made Renly look so much better with the beard and the longer hair!

I was going to edit my post just this minute - Jorah was looming behind Dany in such an attractive manner, don't you think?

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Date: 2011-11-21 05:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stoopid-silly.livejournal.com
I thought Renly looked awesome and hot and amazing with his new hairdo and badass crown!! but that robin hood comparison is pretty hilarious!

i'm a little worried about the jeyne thing too. mostly because they wouldn't confirm she was jeyne westerling and so it seems like they might be making up some other story for her? we shall seeee. but the trailer looks amaaaazing. it's so exciting to see all the new characters, eee!!

Date: 2011-11-21 05:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
But!!! THE HORNS? I thought English was similar to Russian here and having horns means.. you know.. something?

Oh yes, that was set me worried - Jeyne doesn't even seem to be the same person? I actually liked the character in the books, we didn't see much of her at first, but later she was so heart-broken at Robb's death and I always thought she was going to be one of the characters that Martin will expand in later books, like the other Jeyne, Jeyne Poole. Sorry. i said I am not going to worry!

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Date: 2011-11-21 05:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lydzi.livejournal.com
Wait... they didn't confirmed it was Jeyne W.? What is this sorcery? :o

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Date: 2011-11-21 05:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] charley-ryan.livejournal.com
Sandor!! He does look v.v. hot.

Date: 2011-11-21 05:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
And this is my favourite scene of his! I hope Stranger-the-horse won't be cut out off the show. I want to have that scene where Sandor is worried about his horse.

Date: 2011-11-21 05:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lydzi.livejournal.com
*still squeeeeeing* For real, it's a neverending excitment imo! ^^

Ok you posted a screencap of Fabulous Prince Jean I... you're officially the coolest person ever! Image (http://s126.photobucket.com/albums/p113/Lydzi_de_Galles/smileys%20pr%20lj/?action=view&current=319.gif)

He definitely lost weight. It's very flagrant on his face somehow. He looks dashing imo ^^!

Date: 2011-11-21 06:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
I must have watched too many Disney movies in my career as mother, but Prince John was the first thing I thought of when I first beheld Renly in his crown.

Yes, they must have made Rory do some physical training which has worked well. VERY WELL. I like his look so much that I am afraid I won't even be shipping him with anyone this season, I will want him all for MEEEEEEEE.

Date: 2011-11-21 05:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rachel2205.livejournal.com
I actually love Renly's crown. I like the way it seems like a living thing - ties together quite nicely the idea of Tyrell flowers and Baratheon stag without directly showing them, which I think is clever! :)

Date: 2011-11-21 06:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
I can not unsee the Horns. :D and Prince John. I must have a weird sense of humor, but this amuses me immensely. It is like I never looked at Jaime's hair the same way after realizing that he looks like Prince Charming.

Date: 2011-11-21 06:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sky-magenta.livejournal.com
Renly's crown is pure perfection <3

Date: 2011-11-21 06:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
I am sorry - I can't unsee Prince John. I must have watched too many Disney movies up to date and Robin Hood used to be my daughter's wafourite. It is just in the way the crown sits RIGHT on Renly's ears (which makes them stick out a bit).

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Date: 2011-11-21 06:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] bond-girl.livejournal.com
I love Renly's crown :) Horns and thorns mean to evoke the ~marriage of a stag and a rose, I guess :) Also, to me, it has a foreboding feel because it makes my bb Renly look like Jesus.

Date: 2011-11-21 06:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
The resemblance with Jesus did cross my mind. :D Hence - The Crown of Horns. :D This does not add to a single drop to "I am going to take Renly seriously from now on" . SORRY.

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Date: 2011-11-21 06:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nutmeg3.livejournal.com
I'm getting ridiculously eager for April. I'm with you in the "Loves Davos" camp, so I'm really excited to see him on screen. And I don't mind the crown, though your name for it is totally giggle-worthy.

Date: 2011-11-21 06:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
I liked Liam Cunningham SO MUCH in his role in "Outacsts". he is such a great actor. When they announced that he is going to play Davos my dream literally came true!

Date: 2011-11-21 06:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saxify.livejournal.com
(Sorry about the deleted comment, I accidentally posted this before I was done writing!)

I was about to post a squee post as well because omg THIS MADE MY LIFE SO HAPPY YOU HAVE NO IDEA! Like you, I'm really happy about what this season seems to be focusing more on, except I'm more excited about the Margaery/Loras/Renly/Brienne thing! That whole storyline is just so fascinating to me. But still, super excited about Melisandre too! And Davos! And Stannis! Cersei's and Dany's new wigs! Finally letting Finn's hair be awesome by itself (I have a lot of feelings on Finn and his hair tbh)! But, really, e v e r y t h i n g!

Date: 2011-11-21 06:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
I am also SO SO HAPPY that we are going to see Margaery/Loras/Renly/Brienne unfold. I just wish we had a glance at Brienne in this video. BUT! She is going to be there I am going to love it.

letting Finn's hair to be free is may be the best this the costume designers did this season. HURRAY. I have a lot of feelings for him and his hair too - it is just perfection IMHO!

I am so happy I feel I am bouncing.

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Date: 2011-11-21 06:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quinesale.livejournal.com
IS IT APRIL YET??!!

Oh my God, this looks so fantastic, so awesome. I wish Season 2 would start right now. I'm really looking forward to everyone's storyline, can't just say which character's I'm most excited about.

I don't think Renly's crown is that bad, but your comparison made me giggle a lot.

Date: 2011-11-21 09:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
It is going to be great from now on - now the tide ahs turned, and the first video has appeared, we are going to get more and more footage videos. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: 2011-11-21 06:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] themirrorofsin.livejournal.com
I AM STILL CRYING MY HAPPY TEARS FOR MELISANDRE!!!


and yay Misfits!

Date: 2011-11-21 09:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
She looks gorgeous. I like her hair. I haven't looked too closely, but if it is a wig, I think I am fine with it!

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Date: 2011-11-21 07:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smirnoffmule.livejournal.com
A big plus one to all of this - except I actually really like Renly's crown, it's different and kind of sexy. Cannot wait for Stannis/Davos/Melisandre, though. And Margaery! And Brienne! So exciting.

Date: 2011-11-21 09:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
the only charcter I am not so sure about is Margaery, actually, I still don't see Natalie as Margaery. Take me right - she is a good actress, it is just she is not that clever combination of innocence and smarts that is Margaery. She looks street-smart, not innocent!

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Date: 2011-11-21 07:19 pm (UTC)
intermezzo: (*fangirl moment*)
From: [personal profile] intermezzo
Are you all caught up with Misfits? I need to watch ep 4.

Btw, I LOOOOVE Kelly. She's such a no-nonsense girl and I love her for it. I really hope the storyline I like might develop this season. I mean, laksjdlkajflsjk. *shuts up* I don't want to spoil you in case you haven't watched any eps of s3

Date: 2011-11-21 09:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
Oh no, i am still in season 2, but you know I like spoilers, so go ahead and spoil!. I like Kelly. I love her attitude.

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Date: 2011-11-21 07:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] queenofthorns.livejournal.com
Heh! I love "crown of horns" but usually for deer (and they're representing the Baratheon stag there) they're called antlers :P So it works for me. Robert's crown had something similar to that, if you recall.

Date: 2011-11-21 09:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
They are still horns :P. I think Robert's crown was much less monstrous. ** laughs ** And Gethin has such a "serious" expression in that cap and I don't know.. the whole setup just looks like a cross between Jesus and Prince John from Robin Hood.

Date: 2011-11-21 07:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marinshellstone.livejournal.com
I was also thrilled by this new footage. Now, how to get HBO when one doesn't have a TV or cable package...

Date: 2011-11-21 09:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
You know, there are "other means"? If you need any directions, please let me know!

Date: 2011-11-21 08:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sternflammenden.livejournal.com
If anyone in this tv series is Prince John, it's Joffrey.

Well, maybe Sweetrobin, even though he's not royalty. :)

Date: 2011-11-21 09:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
It is not Renly's character, of course, it is the way he looks in the crown!

I think Joffrey is way more crazy than Prince John, and the same goes for Sweetrobin. Martin has a gift for writing those characters one has never seen before.

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Date: 2011-11-22 12:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] roboticduck.livejournal.com
BWAHA, the cap of Prince John is hilarious :D I disagree though, I am in superlove with the crown, the way the horns curl around his skull are almost like a helmet-- i mean, except for the top of his head-- okay upon further inspection, my reason doesn't stand up, but I still love it, haha.

Season 2 everyone have definitely upped the hotness quotient. Omygoodness, in your first cap of Sandor, I didn't even notice Joffrey there until someone else mentioned it. The armor looks amazing!

Date: 2011-11-22 10:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
I think they must have heard the universal wig-related complaints, so yes, I AM SO HAPPY they have done something about it. It was such a waste, especially in the case of the actors who play Renly and Loras who both are quite cute.

Date: 2011-11-22 11:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] baleanoptera.livejournal.com
Hee. I will never not think of it as the Crown of Horns now.

But yes! Stannis! And Davos! (I was never a big fan of Mel, so I'm less enthusiastic there)

And most importantly: BRIENNE! My favourite female character in the whole series. This fills me with glee.

Date: 2011-11-22 12:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
I always liked Mel (it is the red hair thing) but I turned into a serious fan after ADWD (before that, she just seemed like a cartoonish Villainess, a little). But Davos and his "distinguished" beard? I am feeling so much of a fan-lady here.

Also - Brienne! the little antlers in the middle of her helm are a bit odd too, but WHO CARES! IT IS BRIENNE.

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Date: 2011-11-22 12:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geeklee.livejournal.com
oh alexandral,
thanks for posting this. i just had my first view of it - been so horribly busy! i wonder if there's an offical trailer yet.

april 2012 seems so very far away :(

Date: 2011-11-22 12:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexandral.livejournal.com
YAY! I also seem to be terribly busy with RL - boo!

I think it is going to be good from now on: the footage and the photographs from the set will be appearing more and more, the fandom will cheer up and generally it is all going to be fun.

Date: 2011-11-22 03:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] midwinter1.livejournal.com
I have been busy lately and didn't have the time to check your live journal. But I am so looking forward to watching the first season of Games of Thrones. I couldn't watch it when it was aired, so I am waiting for the DVD release. But the second season looks even better! I hope the DVD is going to come out soon enough that I will be able to watch the second season on air!!

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