Warning: this video features children singing about very adult themes.
Dave Goldblatt, a Facebook employee from San Francisco, California is one of two people who donated $20,000 to George RR Martin's Prizeo campaign benefiting a wolf sanctuary in New Mexico. His prize? He'll be turned into a character and killed in Martin's upcoming book. Speaking to ABC News, Goldblatt said "I'm just lucky enough to be in a position to do this. Obviously, the money is going to charity, so it's an added bonus. I didn't immediately seek to help wolf sanctuaries, but the more I read about the charities, I learned it was a worthwhile cause." Goldblatt has chosen to be Valyrian, because he thinks they're cool and hopes to see more of them in the series.
The quotation marks you see here are because this isn't the first time that George R.R. Martin has "joined" twitter. There are literal dozens of parody accounts and false quotes attributed to everyone's favorite character-killer, and none of them have proven to be real so far. So, until that "verified" button shows up next to George's name up there, don't get too excited. That being said, that does look an awful lot like something Martin would tweet, eh?
UPDATE: Martin's publisher, Random House, confirms that the account is indeed real. Here's to Martin having a new distraction to keep him from finishing his books!
Arya and the Hound walk into a bar. There were no survivors.
Not only did the premiere of season 4 produce content ripe for meme-ification, it broke the viewership record for the series with 6.60 million people tuning in. Combine that with encore ratings, and the viewers reached 8.2 million.
WARNING (again): SPOILERS BELOW!