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Stick 'Em With the Pointy End

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Filming on HBO's GAME OF THRONES series will be resuming in June, in Northern Ireland.

Maisie Williams, who will play Arya Stark, is preparing for her part by practicing her needlework. I though you might enjoy seeing these recent pictures of her that her mom was kind enough to send me.



Her sword, of course, is the full-scale replica of Needle produced by the good folks at Valyrian steel.



You can get a Needle for your very own Arya at http://www.valyriansteel.com/

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blanchemains
Apr. 8th, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
She really looks exactly as I pictured Arya from the books!
peadarog
Apr. 8th, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC)
Agreed, she looks great!
(no subject) - lolmunchkin - Apr. 9th, 2010 12:42 am (UTC) - Expand
jilly_bear
Apr. 8th, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
Oh yes - she does look like Arya. :)
odiedragon
Apr. 8th, 2010 07:53 pm (UTC)
She's too perfect. :D

Go Maisie Go! Stick 'em with the pointy end!!
mariastahl
Apr. 8th, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
She's such a great Arya!
bungeebot
Apr. 8th, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Accept for her rather... post-modern garb, that's like exactly as I imagine from the book. The sword, the setting, everything.. :)

BTW, it's time to rally up the ol' fan base again, George. Jaime needs help!
http://www.suvudu.com/2010/04/cage-match-2010-championship-5-rand-althor-versus-15-jaime-lannister.html
snarky_sharky
Apr. 8th, 2010 07:55 pm (UTC)
AWESOME! Cute and dangerous :)
yagathai
Apr. 8th, 2010 07:56 pm (UTC)
You can get a Needle for your very own Arya at http://www.valyriansteel.com/

I would, but I don't have an Arya either.
writer_jena
Apr. 9th, 2010 08:58 pm (UTC)
What about an inner Arya? ;)
doesi
Apr. 8th, 2010 07:56 pm (UTC)
I can never imagine how things look in real life. I first pictured Needle as a rapier, and instead, I now see a sword that looks like its too much blade for me, let alone a child.
hippoiathanatoi
Apr. 8th, 2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
Historically-accurate rapiers are very long (often past 36 inches in length). Much longer than Needle, which according to Valyrian Steel's site has a mere 2' long blade.

Needle is not a rapier, though. It's more of a slimmed down cut-and-thrust sword, Mikken's idea of what a bravo's sword would look like.
isanah
Apr. 8th, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, she's just too adorable!

I like the fierce look in her eyes in the bottom photo--it's so Arya.
lacyintx
Apr. 8th, 2010 08:01 pm (UTC)
Just like I imagined! Thanks for sharing. :o)
gottis_chan
Apr. 8th, 2010 08:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, she looks absolutely perfect! Lethal, cute, and so very, very awesome~ (Can you tell Arya's my favorite character in the books? XD) I'm really looking forward to see Miss Williams in action~ ♥

The only thing is that I might have pictured Arya as very flat chested, but... That's such a minor thing it's hardly worth mentioning.

Oh, and Needle's a lot longer than I pictured it. Which is simply awesome! I can just imagine that little slip of a girl wielding a sword that size, and cutting down people on her 'list'. =D

Edited at 2010-04-08 08:09 pm (UTC)
writer_jena
Apr. 9th, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC)
you think that -isn't- flat chested? >.> she's just a little girl. nothing's grown in there at all, yet!
feebsicle
Apr. 8th, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC)
She is a perfect Arya.
courtf
Apr. 8th, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC)
Wow
Awesome. Just as I imagined. I think she's up there with Peter Dinklage in terms of how perfectly they seem to fit their role. Of course I've not seen her act yet, but I have high hopes.

I have a good feeling that just like in the books, Arya's going to be my favorite character in the television series.
dunknegg
Apr. 8th, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC)
Is Maisie a lefty?
hippoiathanatoi
Apr. 8th, 2010 08:09 pm (UTC)
Is Maisie a lefty? Very fortuitous casting. Can't wait until we're introduced to Syrio Forel and have him say, "The left is good. All is reversed, it will make your enemies more awkward."
dunknegg
Apr. 8th, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC)
good memory hippo
(no subject) - carl_spackler - Apr. 9th, 2010 03:15 pm (UTC) - Expand
proggrrl
Apr. 8th, 2010 08:10 pm (UTC)
Wow, she is perfectly cast. Great photos!
_f_r_i_t_z_
Apr. 8th, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
Nabokov would have asked "where can you get an Arya of your own" :)
mizkit
Apr. 8th, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC)
Go Arya/Maisie! Stick 'em with the pointy end! *cheers gleefully*!
sf_writer
Apr. 8th, 2010 08:21 pm (UTC)
Adding to the disbelief, yeah that is exactly how I imagined her. Okay, so I think you describe her as having a long aquiline face, but I imagined her like this despite that. :P
flake_sake
Apr. 8th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
She's so perfect. Totally love her!
erdedrache
Apr. 8th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
To echo what others have said, that's a great casting. I notice that she's holding the sword in different hands in each picture. Practicing her ambidexterity? ;)
dscotton
Apr. 8th, 2010 10:06 pm (UTC)
It's the same hand both times, she's just facing the opposite direction. :)
madduane
Apr. 8th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
She looks awesome!
These are great pics, and Maisie definitely looks like I've pictured Arya. Cannot wait to see this show!
escarboucle
Apr. 8th, 2010 08:27 pm (UTC)
Aw, she's so cute! I think my daughter would like Needle too, but I'm not going to let her close from one, she's way too clumsy XD

A really great Arya, indeed, who takes her role at heart too ♥
woodbyrne
Apr. 8th, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC)
Dude, she IS Arya. Poor kid. I hope you and HBO have money saved for the therapy sessions these kids are going to need once the series is over in 7 years. The girls who play Dany and Sansa are going to need vats of meds.
agent_tomato
Apr. 8th, 2010 08:30 pm (UTC)
She's PERFECT!
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