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12 Tweets That Perfectly Captured Last Night’s “Game of Thrones” Episode

To say that last night’s episode of “Game of Thrones” was a shocker would be an understatement. The always-unpredictable television phenomenon threw everyone for a loop when they turned one of the most beloved heroic characters on the show into a homicidal maniac.

Yes, Season 8’s fifth episode was a doozy, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t make for some great television. Twitter practically exploded last night with live-tweeted reactions and hilarious memes that helped us process all the carnage. Take a look at the best tweets below!

1. “It was all a dream…”

This meme says it all. At this point, all we can do is hope that the series finale will be Ned Stark waking up in bed next to Caitlyn and telling her: “You won’t believe the nightmare I just had.”

2. Greyworm did all of us dirty

At least Daenerys has an excuse for going crazy–madness runs in her blood. What’s your excuse for killing thousands of innocent woman and children, Greyworm? Huh? We’re waiting.

3. Literally all of our faces after Dany snapped:

In the immortal words of Tyra Banks, Cycle Four of America’s Next Top Model: “We were rooting for you!!! We were all rooting for you!!!”

4. Dany totally had us fooled with her campaign promises

Exactly this. It just doesn’t make sense–what happened to her grand ideas of peace, freedom, and prosperity for all of her subjects?

5. When Jon realized he was on the bad-guy team

But also…the dude could have helped prevent this whole scenario if he had just given the lady what she wanted when she asked for it (wink wink).

6. Here is an actual, real-life preview of next week’s episode:

We literally can’t wait to see what Daenerys has to say for herself when Jon inevitably confronts her next episode.

7. Of course, the more philosophical branch of Twitter had some thoughts

This episode just proved all of those theories about Daenerys’s wokeness as being performative. Was it simply just manipulation all along?

8. Maybe Daenarys was the mastermind behind the restrictive abortion bill all along

At this point, we wouldn’t put it past her. Sure, we used to stan for her, but in the golden words of Mariah Carey, now…we don’t know her.

9. Varys was right in the end (as he always was)

RIP, Varys. You were the shady queen none of us deserved.

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10.The requisite Spongebob meme

The only difference being that Dany and Drogon had no intent to save King’s Landing. They wanted that ish to burn.

11. Jon and Tyrion’s reaction to Dany’s breakdown that literally everyone warned them about

Even two of the smartest, most instinctual men of GOT were blinded by their loyalty to their charismatic queen.

12. Here’s to hoping there will be some silver lining in the finale

There’s always hope for a Tormund and Brienne happy ending that might make all the carnage worth it

‘Riverdale’ Star Camila Mendes Talked About Her Skincare Routine And I’m Honestly Shaken

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‘Riverdale’ Star Camila Mendes Talked About Her Skincare Routine And I’m Honestly Shaken

Every once in awhile, we all suffer the pains of an acne breakout. Still, it was only just years ago that we were led to believe that only “normal” people got pimples. Never the heroes and icons we looked up to. In our age of Instagram connectedness, however, celebrities and public faces of note are getting real and letting us know that the opposite true. “Riverdale” actress Camila Mendes is no exception.

In a recent post to her Instagram, story, the star posted a good-natured selfie on her Instagram poking fun at these moments of less than perfect skin.

Mendes got honest and funny about pimple woes in a recent story that garnered thousands of views on Instagram.

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Captioned “Why use photoshop when you can find creative ways of hiding your pimple,” the pic shows the Riverdale star covering her forehead using her hand and bangs.

While it’s great to see her maintain a sense of humor through her breakouts, we also learned how Mendes keeps up her usually flawless complexion. In a recent interview about her skin, the actress shared what keeps her looking lovely after wearing all of that makeup on set. For the young actress, a stacked skin care regimen and regular treatments are what keep her blemish-free. “When I’m filming a lot I try to get [facials] once every two weeks because I wear so much makeup on set and it’s just getting caked on,” Mendes explained.

Besides facials, Mendes also uses microdermabrasion to address all the built-up debris caused by her makeup. “I do it to just kind of exfoliate and then I can see all the makeup that’s been stuck into my pores. So that helps a lot!”

Fortunately, especially if bi-monthly facials are outside of your budget, Camila Mendes shared her favorite must-have skin products as well. Check them out below. 

1. Origins Checks and Balances™ Frothy Face Wash

Origins #1 cleanser, this face wash is perfect whether you have oily, dry, or combination skin. This face wash is certified ‘Clean at Sephora,’ meaning it’s free of unwanted junk like parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. The refreshing blend of mint, bergamot, lavender, and geranium oils will make you feel revitalized in body and mind.

The Checks and Balances™ Frothy Face Wash is available at Origins, Sephora, Ulta Beauty, and Macy’s for $23.50.

2. Burt’s Bees Rosewater Toner

This toner mixes the natural astringent power of rosewater with the soothing qualities of aloe vera into a light formula that clears out leftover dirt. The rose essential oil will leave you with a lingering floral scent. Like all Burt’s Bees products, this toner is natural and gentle enough for everyday use.

Burt’s Bees Rosewater Toner is available through Amazon, Walgreens, and Walmart for $10.95.

3. Kate Somerville Goat Milk De-Puffing Eye Balm

Clear up those pesky under-eye bags with this soothing eye balm. Made from natural goat’s milk proteins, manuka honey, and plant stem cell complex, this serum smooths and reduces puffiness, crow’s feet, and dark circles. It can even be used over makeup for a quick midday pick-me-up.

Kate Somerville Goat Milk De-Puffing Eye Balm is available at Sephora and Ulta Beauty for $38.

Netflix Is Bringing Latinidad To The Fantasy Realm And LOTR Fans Gear Up

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Netflix Is Bringing Latinidad To The Fantasy Realm And LOTR Fans Gear Up

Streaming services like Netflix have become our go-to place for fresh media. So, whenever we hear of a new project coming from the streaming service, we’re all in. Last November, Netflix announced a huge 6 project animated deal that will bring even more cartoon goodness to our screens. One, in particular, has us especially excited because it comes from animator and director Jorge Gutierrez. You might remember him from Nickelodeon’s “El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera” and the gorgeously animated “The Book of Life.”

Now, we’re seeing the first looks of Gutierrez’s new Netflix project, “Maya and the Three.”

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Described as a Mesoamerican fantasy epic, the director sat down with VARIETY to share the origins of the project and the journey to get it made. Gutierrez was approached by Netflix with an alluring challenge: share his dream project with executives; the one he didn’t believe anyone would ever allow him to make. It only took him one pitch to win the streaming giant over and “Maya” was greenlit for production.

“So I sat down on Jan. 25th of [2018] and that was the first time I ever pitched ‘Maya,’” he shared with VARIETY. “No art, no writing, just an idea. And here I am 11 months later, knee-deep in production.”

It was Gutierrez’s goal to portray a “bad-ass female Mesoamerican hero” in a fantasy world of his own creation.

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“I started seeing a lot of things I didn’t like as far as not having any lead females, especially in Mesoamerican mythology,” he explained. “So I said I want to have a hero who is a half-god half-human warrior princess.”

In the Netflix series, a demigod warrior princess named Maya embarks on a quest to recruit three legendary fighters. With their help, she hopes to save the worlds of god and man from destruction. The intention was to show Maya as a strong female lead and, to do so, Gutierrez pulled from his real-life heroes. The director credits his sister, mother and his wife, Sandra Equihua for inspiring the mythical heroine. Equihua is also a talented animator and acts as a character designer for the female characters in her husband’s work.

With his female lead in place, Gutierrez focused on the mystical world that “Maya” would be set in.

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The setting for the Netflix limited series has been growing in Gutierrez’s mind since he was a boy growing up in Mexico City. He would wander the halls of the Museum of Natural History and makeup stories about what he saw. These stories would later help to mold the setting. Even now, the director has fun teasing his Twitter followers with hints about what the new series could look like. However, it’s the architecture from his boyhood explorations, Gutierrez’s fondness for skulls and the pantheon of Mesoamerican gods that have helped to create Maya’s world.

Due to the mystical quest and the fantasy setting of “Maya and the Three,” Gutierrez has taken to calling the series the Mexican “Lord of the Rings.” Still, it’s a fantasy first and foremost. The director wants everyone to understand that “Maya” is inspired by Mesoamerican culture but is not meant to be an accurate representation.

“I tell everybody that while it’s inspired by Mesoamerica, this will be as accurate (to that world) as ‘Rocky’ was to boxing,” Gutierrez shared with VARIETY. “It’s all fantasy and I’m having a blast playing with the history.”

The series will feature a number of talented Latinx writers, producers and voice actors to bring Maya to life.

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Silvia Olivas from “Elena of Avalor” is acting as a co-writer and co-producer for “Maya and the Three.” From Disney’s “Moana,” Jeff Ranjo is the head of story. Paul Sullivan, who worked with Gutierrez on “The Book of Life,” is the production designer.

Despite these important hires, animators were in short supply so the producer had to get creative.

“Especially in L.A., we are all fighting for basically the same people, so now we’re looking outside. Before we announced Maya, I would go online and look for artists who were already inspired by Mesoamerica and say to them ‘You already love this stuff, we love it too! Come to our team.’”

Gutierrez used Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr to find animators that could do justice to the project. This modern-day recruiting system allowed Gutierrez and his team to find fresh artists with untapped talent to animate “Maya.” The results promise to be unique and beautiful.

The series is still a long ways away; it won’t debut on Netflix until its 2021 worldwide release. While it’s a long wait, the director promises fans that it is well worth it.

“Please have patience,” he told fans through his VARIETY interview. “This is gonna take a while, but we hope it’s unlike anything anyone has ever seen. We are so giddy every day and still can’t believe this is happening.”

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