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Game of Thrones creators confirm that Benjen Stark is Coldhands

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Game of Thrones creators confirm that Benjen Stark is Coldhands

Game of Thrones is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire book series written by George R.R. Martin and they started with the same characters and plotlines but as the seasons passed by, it became difficult for the show creators to keep things same. The small changes that they had made in the initial seasons, turned out to have a big impact later in the series. It was something like the Butterfly Effect and as of now, there are some huge differences in the story that we watch on the TV show and the one in the books. There are times when the show confirms certain theories and there are other times when the show dispels major theories.

The same thing has applied to the latest Game of Thrones episode, Blood of my Blood. In this Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones, ‘Blood of my Blood’, Benjen Stark returned to the show. Benjen is Ned Stark’s brother and a brother of the Night’s Watch and he has not been seen since season 1, when he had gone beyond the Wall on a ranging mission. Later in the show, only his horse returned to the Wall and it was assumed that he was dead.

In the latest episode, Benjen Stark saved Meera and Bran from the Wights when they were alone in the jungle and the Wights were fast approaching. Later he revealed what happened to him after he went on the mission and it is one amazing story. The fans noticed that Benjen Stark had characteristics similar to that of Coldhands, who is a character in the books but was omitted from the TV show. Now Dan Weiss has confirmed one thing, that Benjen Stark was actually the show’s take on ‘Coldhands’.

Coldhands is a character who looked like an undead brother of the Night’s Watch, riding an elk and he met Samwell and Gilly and escorted them to Castle Black (in A Storm of Swords). He was also the same guy who escorted Bran, Meera, Jojen, Hodor and Summer to the Three-Eyed Raven’s cave. But these things were left out of the show. Now Benjen Stark is back and according to the producers, his and Coldhands identity is the same.

However, there is an important thing to remember that the same thing does not apply to the books. In the past George R.R. Martin had said that Coldhands and Benjen Stark are not the same people. So now we are seeing another example where the books and the TV show have diverged. Now that the show is way past the books, the show creators seem to be taking more liberties while scripting the story.

Take a look at the tweet below, which shows what George R.R. Martin said when he was asked if Benjen and Coldhands are the same people.







22 year old. Law student. Cancerian. Epicure. Unicorn and mermaid believer. Doing this for my love for dragons and Khaleesi. Oh, And Jon. And Tyrion. And Cersei. And always remember, there is no justice in this world unless we make it.

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George R. R. Martin shares a poem with fans on his 73rd birthday

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George R. R. Martin shares a poem with fans on his 73rd birthday

George R. R. Martin is one of the most famous fantasy writers of present times. If not for him, we wouldn’t be having the amazing world of Game of Thrones, HBO’s fantasy epic based on his A Song of Ice and Fire novels. Though much of his fanbase has grown weary of him, for making them wait for the next book in the series ‘Winds of Winter’, he is still a coveted literary figure, and no one can deny his importance in the entertainment industry.

Martin turned 73 on Monday, September 20, 2021, and birthday wishes have been pouring in for the veteran writer. He shared a nice poem about getting old on his blog Not a Blog:

George R. R. Martin shares a poem with fans on his 73rd birthday

I grow old… I grow old…

I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.

Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach?

I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.

I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.

I do not think that they will sing to me.

((with thanks to T.S. Eliot))”

It is true that Martin is getting old, and many fans are worried if he’ll ever get to finish his novels. However, it is also true that he has been promising fans he will deliver the much-awaited books, while he is still working on other projects. We can only hope he is true to his word. What do you think about it? Talk to us in the comments below!







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Have a look at Game of Cones – A shop dedicated to Game of Thrones and Ice cream lovers!

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Have a look at a Game of Cones for Ice cream lovers!

When you watch Game of Thrones, you always swear allegiance to a particular House or two, be it Lannister, Targaryen, Baratheon, Stark, or Greyjoy. But when it comes to ice creams, it becomes a really tough choice. And one particular shop in Cornwall is not making it easy for Game of Thrones fans at all. A Game of Thrones ice cream shop, Game of Cones, located in Fowey, Cornwall, UK, is making your dreams come true, in the form of your favourite sweet and icy dessert.

Have a look at a Game of Cones for Ice cream lovers!

The dessert shop in Cornwall sells your favourite ice creams and milkshakes with a Game of Thrones twist. Over 33 flavours are available on their menu for you to choose from, each sharing name with a character on HBO’s epic fantasy. There’s also a House of Dragons cabinet for people to sit and enjoy their delicacy. It sounds awfully similar to the name of HBO’s upcoming Game of Thrones prequel!

Have a look at a Game of Cones for Ice cream lovers!

We know that Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is being filmed at various locations in Cornwall, as many pictures have been leaked online with the cast in costume. Game of Cones will surely make a huge profit if the prequel lifts off.

What do you think of the Game of Cones ice cream shop? Tell us in the comments below!







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More amazing pictures revealed from the 2022 A Song of Ice and Fire calendar

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More amazing pictures revealed from the 2022 A Song of Ice and Fire calendar

Every year diehard Game of Thrones fans wait for the release of the yearly A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar that features some of the best artworks in the world. They depict the fantastical world of George R. R. Martin’s famous novel series. A few of the beautiful portraits were released early this year, two of them very recently. Penguin Random House released a calendar filled with images from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. The publication site has shared more images on its website, according to Los Siete Reinos.

The calendar for 2022 has illustrations from Spanish artist Arantza Sestayo. Earlier George R. R. Martin tweeted a pic from the calendar, announcing its release a few weeks ago. Two new pictures from the calendar were leaked recently. First up, there’s a lovely image of Sansa and Lady in the Winterfell godswood, before the direwolf is killed very early on in the story. Next, we have an image of Craster and his many wives and daughters who live with him beyond the Wall.

You can buy the 2022 A Song of Ice and Fire calendar here. Are you excited about the new yearly calendar? Talk to us in the comments below!







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