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Try a Piece of 'Bambi's Mom' at This Gourmet Restaurant, You Monster Try a Piece of 'Bambi's Mom' at This Gourmet Restaurant, You Monster

Well, when you put it that way, I’m not really hungry anymore. An Australian restaurant has drawn a bit of ire for its new Disney-inspired specialty menu, which includes such classics like the slow-cooked corpse of Bambi’s mother.

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

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.

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

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…

Disney Kills Fox's Mouse Guard Adaptation, But That Doesn't Mean It's Dead Disney Kills Fox's Mouse Guard Adaptation, But That Doesn't Mean It's Dead

The Disney and Fox merger might mean we can get some X-Men in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but that doesn’t mean it’s without its casualties. Disney has cancelled Fox’s planned adaptation of Mouse Guard, just two weeks before it was set to start production. However, there’s hope it will still find a home.

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

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…

The Magicians Broke Me The Magicians Broke Me

Those who know me know I don’t like to get too personal with my writing. It’s one thing to share your opinion, another to expose your heart. However, for this The Magicians recap, I can’t avoid it. As I write this, hours after watching the season finale, tears still prick at the corners of my eyes. I saw something…

The Magicians' Showrunners Explain That 'Deliberate,' and Very Permanent, Finale Decision The Magicians' Showrunners Explain That 'Deliberate,' and Very Permanent, Finale Decision

Did my office suddenly fill up with onions, or am I still bawling my eyes out? The season finale of The Magicians pulled one of its biggest, and most shocking, surprises to date. You might think (or hope) it’ll lead to another epic quest, like the one to bring back magic in season three. But according to the…

The Inventor of High Valyrian on Creating Game of Thrones' Languages From Scratch

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…

Altered Carbon Gets an RPG, Frankenstein Has an Heir, and More in Tabletop Gaming News Altered Carbon Gets an RPG, Frankenstein Has an Heir, and More in Tabletop Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's regular column all about the fantastic world of board games and tabletop roleplaying games—focusing on sci-fi and fantasy, of course. This time around we’ve got some exciting announcements in the worlds of Altered Carbon and Magic: The Gathering, as well as a Kickstarter for a story…

This Brief Moment in the Game of Thrones Premiere Carried the Most Narrative Weight

The season eight premiere of Game of Thrones was a barrage of shocking reunions and reveals. It also showed Bran staring creepily at people. His face may have inspired a lot of memes, but one of his meetings was actually a big deal. Allow us to explain why Bran’s final reunion of the episode, while the shortest, ended…

Star Trek's Michelle Yeoh Picks Up a Role in James Cameron's Avatar Sequels Star Trek's Michelle Yeoh Picks Up a Role in James Cameron's Avatar Sequels

These are the voyages of the Starship Na’vi. Star Trek: Discovery star Michelle Yeoh is trading in her Section 31 black badge (at least for the time being) for a lab coat, as the latest actor to climb aboard James Cameron’s Avatar sequels.

Everything You Need To Remember From Every Season of Game of Thrones in 10 Minutes

We’re just a few days away from the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones. Even though there are only six episodes, there are still a lot of stories left to tell. Without a refresher course, it’s easy to get lost in all the loose ends that will hopefully get tied up by the finale. Luckily, we’ve got you covered.

io9's Star Wars Celebration Chicago Liveblog Is Right Here [Updated]

We’ve finally made the long-awaited journey to that galaxy far, far away, to learn everything we can about the past, present, and future of Star Wars. This year’s Star Wars Celebration in Chicago is now at hand, and we’re expecting to finally learn the title of Episode IX (and maybe even get a trailer!). Watch the…

A Cool Fan Video Blurs the Line Between Westworld and Game of Thrones A Cool Fan Video Blurs the Line Between Westworld and Game of Thrones

Hey, you know that fan theory that claims Game of Thrones is actually another theme park in Westworld? Yes, that theory exists—and, it turns out, it’s totally true! But only if you watch this one fan video, and literally nothing else.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina's Lachlan Watson Talks 'Building Subtlety' for Theo's Journey Chilling Adventures of Sabrina's Lachlan Watson Talks 'Building Subtlety' for Theo's Journey

The first part of Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina ended with Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) signing her name in the Book of the Beast, signifying major changes for the teenage witch. But she’s not the only character who’s seen change in their lives. In an interview with io9, Lachlan Watson talks about…

Linda Hamilton: Terminator: Dark Fate Isn't About 'Emptying the Kitchen Sink' With Terminators Linda Hamilton: Terminator: Dark Fate Isn't About 'Emptying the Kitchen Sink' With Terminators

Tim Miller’s Terminator: Dark Fate is a sequel that ignores most of the existing films in the franchise. It’s not a huge surprise, given how badly the Terminator series veered off course over the years (let’s try to forget—but never forgive—Terminator: Genisys). Now, star Linda Hamilton is revealing more about why she…

American Horror Story Gives Us a Slasher Fright With Its Season 9 Reveal American Horror Story Gives Us a Slasher Fright With Its Season 9 Reveal

FX’s American Horror Story: Apocalypse took us back to the beginning of the horror series, with throwbacks to the murder house, hotel, and our favorite coven of witches. Now that the series is starting back up with its ninth season, the time has come to figure out what new horrors are in store. To move forward, we’re…

Game of Thrones Language Builder David Peterson Is Working on Denis Villeneuve's Dune Game of Thrones Language Builder David Peterson Is Working on Denis Villeneuve's Dune

The man who crafted the languages of Essos for HBO’s Game of Thrones is heading to Arrakis. Dothraki and Valyrian language builder David J. Peterson is doing language work for Denis Villeneuve’s highly-anticipated Dune. Now, how do you say “the spice must flow” in High Valyrian?

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina's Gavin Leatherwood on Crashing the Harvey and Sabrina Ship Chilling Adventures of Sabrina's Gavin Leatherwood on Crashing the Harvey and Sabrina Ship

Shippers can be quite the dedicated bunch, and sometimes they really don’t like when someone gets in the way of their favorite pairing. When Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina broke up Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) and Harvey Kinkle (Ross Lynch) in the middle of the first season, Gavin Leatherwood prepared…

They're All Together Ooky in the First Addams Family Teaser

They may not be cutting the buds off of roses or burning pilgrims at the stake, but this family is still here to have some a devilishly good time in the first teaser trailer for The Addams Family animated film.

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