It’s about 17 seconds long, and it’s audio only. Of one sentence. And I’m running it anyways. I’m sorry; I’m just so damn excited about Game of Thrones s2 that even horribly dull shit like this excites me. And apparently that’s Stannis Baratheon talking, so that’s kind of exciting? Even though you can’t see him? And he isn’t saying anything specifically Stannis-y? Fuck, I don’t know. Look, it’s just a spectacularly dull news day. Maybe if I’m lucky Bay will announce Transformers 4 later today. That would be horrible news, but it would certainly be news. (Via Westeros.org)
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