It should say, “Valar morghulis.”

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We were out and about today. For reasons. Mostly reasons relating to my shitty memory, probably caused by my anxiety issues. Anyway, we were out.

We ended up at the shooting mall, because that’s where one of the best by-the-slice pizza places I know happens to be. Seriously, it’s awesome. And it’s not in the food court.

And, just because [just because a pin I had went missing, mostly], we went to Hot Topic. Which had a gigantic version of this poster in the window.

The guy working there today [one of three] knows us for some reason, so his greeting was a little more than the standard ‘this sale is going on today’ thing. That was included, but there was also a little banter. And a question about whether or not we wanted anything specific today.

I pointed at the window, “I want that.”

Clerk-dude said, “So do I.”

Which meant, “Damn. Workers get firsties.”

He pointed to the back of the store and said, “Manager, actually. We’re trying to get it on a shirt.”

“If you do, it should say, ‘Valar morghulis.'”

Apparently, the manager said the exact same thing.

Gremlin must’ve caught the tail end of that, because he asked what I thought it should say, and, after I repeated myself, asked what that meant.

“It means ‘All men must die in High Valyrian’. Yes. Shut up. I can pick up words and phrases from TV shows, but I can’t learn Russian.”

But, seriously, the poster should read ‘Valar morghulis’ instead of ‘All men must die.’

It’s kinda neat that there are so many fans of the show around. I even managed to get Gremlin to watch it.

It’s also neat that this season is being promoted this way. As a smug bookreader, I know what’s coming, and I’m really enjoying watching the show-only people panic over this particular promotional line.

I guess people haven’t healed from the Red Wedding yet.

Of course, the show watchers have a much easier time of it. The book readers have much longer wait times: A Dance with Dragons took five years to write, and was released in 2011. Winds of Winter has had a few teaser chapters released, but there’s no real word on the release date of the book. And I was lucky to get into it after the release of Dragons, because that was a six year wait.

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