People used to be SHOCKED to learn that I don’t watch Game of Thrones. But I’ve figured out a way to to stay super relevant and in on the conversation, even around the water cooler, so that it doesn’t even seem like I don’t watch Game of Thrones.
Here is how:
I watch the big scenes
When everyone was talking about The Red Wedding, I watched that shit. It was horrific. I cried and I had no attachment to a single character.
When I kept hearing about the hot scene between Jon Snow and Ygritte, I watched that. Over and over and over again.
The first time the dragons did some cool thing, I dunno, maybe it was a trick (??), I watched that. I’ve seen ALL the important things. That one HUGE battle last season (or was it 2 seasons ago?), saw it. Twice!
I follow Emilia Clarke on Instagram
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And so I like all the GOT puns or posts she makes and tag my GOT friends to seem “with it.”
I’ve seen Richard Madden in The Bodyguard
And that immediately gives me GOT cred.
I’ve asked of my friends “Who do you think will win the Game of Thrones”
Which… I thought I was asking as a joke… I didn’t know there was an actual game, but people ANSWER me.
I share that story about the time I saw Peter Dinklage IRL
He was on a street in Philly. He had a dog. We pet the dog. I didn’t know who he was. People love that story.
Actually, I’ve also been in an elevator with Sophie Turner
And I TOTALLY knew who she was (I did not).
I share tidbits of info I learn
Yesterday, at the gym, there was a headline that read “Bran Stark favored to win Game of Thrones,” which is a fact I shared to my boyfriend, mostly so that he wouldn’t make me do burpees, but all it did was give me an opportunity to catch my breath for the 5 minutes it took him to explain why there is no way Bran Stark would ever win the Game of Thrones.
I share that story about the time I saw George R. R. Martin walking at Comic Con
It’s the only time I saw Nikki lose her fangirl cool. I don’t usually share that part, but I’m sharing it now.
I listen, or at least my eyes are open, when my friends share their theories
I know Nikki’s theories. Or, I’ve been staring at her, pretending to listen. When my boyfriend looked over at me last night and said “Everyone is at Winter Fest,” I shook my head in agreement. And when he went on to explain that this was the most “Starks” ever to be in one place since Season 1, I noticed that they were at a castle and it didn’t look much like a “Winter Fest,” so maybe I misunderstood him.
It’s pretty fun being a non Game of Thrones fan. It’s like the best parts without all the hours of wasted time. Think of all I’ve accomplished in the last 8 years while still getting to watch the best sex scenes, see the bloodiest battles and develop my own theories on who will ultimately prevail!
For someone who knows NOTHING about Game of Thrones, I’ve watched a lot of Game of Thrones. I’ve listened to SO MANY Game of Thrones theories, and I have a favorite to “Win” the Game of Thrones (Emilia Clarke, obviously). Jon Snow may know nothing, but I know a lot about a thing I know nothing about.
Counting down the hours until May 19, 2019!