Link Tank: Why the Night King May Attack Oldtown

Game of Thrones, Mortal Kombat 11, Jack Dorsey, and more in today's daily Link Tank!

The Night King from Game of Thrones
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The Night King may attack this city in the final season of Game of Thrones.

“Rumors and fan theories about Game of Thrones Season 8’s Great Battle of Winterfell are flying around the internet faster than an angry ice dragon, and while some fans have theorized the Night King is headed to King’s Landing instead of Winterfell in Episode 3, one new theory offers a truly surprising twist: What if the Night King destroys Oldtown instead?”

Read more at Inverse.

Here’s why Jax’s ending in Mortal Kombat 11 is getting a disappointing backlash.

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Mortal Kombat doesn’t officially come out until tomorrow, but that has not stopped leaks and spoilers from coming out about the game. Considering a lot of the pleasure of playing are the fatalities and getting to grind through, I have been taking a peek at some of the details and one that stood out to me was Jax’s ending from the upcoming game.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

An Atlantic shipwreck graveyard may be a key habitat for imperiled sharks.

“Photographs taken by citizen scientist scuba divers show that female sand tiger sharks develop an affinity to certain shipwrecks off the coast of North Carolina—a finding that could prove useful to conservation efforts. Female sand tiger sharks are returning to same shipwrecks off the North Carolina Coast, according to a new study published in Ecology. This “Graveyard of the Atlantic,” as this coastal region is known, hosts hundreds of wrecks, providing an under-appreciated habitat for these highly migratory apex predators.”

Read more at Gizmodo. 

Here are ten characters who were left out movie adaptations of books.

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“While many film adaptations of popular books try to remain faithful to their source material, others take creative liberties by changing the setting, altering relationships, cutting out entire storylines, and eliminating key characters. Here are 10 characters who never made the leap from book to big-screen.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

Here’s why the crypts of Winterfell are actually a dangerous place to hide.

“The third episode of Game of Thrones final season will be a bloodbath. It’s guaranteed to feature an epic clash between the White Walkers and the human armies defending Winterfell, and most of episode 2’s quiet-before-the-ice-storm episode, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” was devoted to heartfelt, poignant exchanges between characters we’ve been getting to know for years. They reunited with beloved petshad sex in a forgeperformed meaningful ceremonial gestures for old palsexchanged deadly weapons, and even sang a mournful song. It was bittersweet because both the characters and the viewers know a whole bunch of people, including some fan favorites, are about to get hacked to bits.”

Read more at Thrillist.

President Trump met with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to discuss political bias and more.

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“President Donald Trump held a face-to-face meeting with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey at the White House on Tuesday mere hours after he accused the social media platform of discriminating against conservatives. “Great meeting this afternoon,” Trump said in a tweet about the meeting. “Lots of subjects discussed regarding their platform, and the world of social media in general. Look forward to keeping an open dialogue!”

Read more at PCMag.