When my boyfriend told me that watching game of thrones will change me as a person, I didn’t believe him. He was right. The show is legendary and I hate it that I love it. Yeah I tried not to become a fan, but it was a wasteful effort. Here is what this epic show taught me :
HONOUR WILL GET YOU KILLED/ IN TROUBLE/ PROBABLY KILLED : Ned Stark dies trying to do the right thing. Much like real life where honest trees are the first to be felled. Being too honest will only put your head under the water. Sometimes it is better to lie/be diplomatic.
A WHORE STAYS A WHORE, THEY CANNOT BE TRUSTED : Remember when Shay betrays her lion Tyrion? Yeah, I wasn’t shocked. It is like, a snake is a snake and a lion is a lion, even the pet ones will betray you and eat you at any chance they get.
EVERYONE WHO IS NOT US IS OUR ENEMY : Absolutely agree with Cersei here. Trust no one not even family.
WISDOM WINS OVER STRENGTH : I so admire Tyrion for his intellect. He is my favourite character despite his not so wonderful physical appearance.
VALLAR MORGULIS : Yeah, yeah, I am a fool for hoping that Jon Snow would be resurrected. Everyone dies. Everyone has to die.
SEX CAN DEFINITELY CATCH YOU OFF GUARD, EASIEST WAY TO GET WHAT YOU WANT : Now this is true, I say from experience. Thats how Melissandre always got her way!
GIRLS ARE JUST PAWNS SOMETIMES : The family arrangements, the whore houses, women even now are secondary in this patriarchal world.
WOMEN SHOULD TAKE UP LEARNING DEFENCE : That is how Arya makes it to season 6.
LOVE MEANS SACRIFICE : I love Khaleesi’s new lover in Mehreen. Just so romantic.
SOME TRUTHS CAN CREATE WARS THAT NEVER END : The reason Geoffrey dies is the reason there is war on the show and that reason is that everyone comes to know who his father is. Some truths are poisonous.
EXPECT THE WORST : Poor Lady Stark died because she thought the Starks were forgiven! Brutal.
BE CLEVER LIKE PETER BAILISH, BE VICIOUS LIKE LORD VAARYS, BE RUTHLESS LIKE CERSEI, LOVE LIKE ROBERT STARK, BE BRAVE LIKE ARYA, BE INTELLIGENT LIKE TYRION, BE SEXY LIKE MELISSANDRE, BE FAITHFUL LIKE LADY BRIENNE, BE GRACEFUL LIKE SANSA, BE ROYAL LIKE MARGERIE TYRELL, RULE LIKE KHALEESI, SURPRISE EVERYONE LIKE SAM TALLEY, AND LEAD LIKE JON SNOW.
When Game Of Thrones comes on, even porn viewership falls. So does the viewership of every other TV Show. Vallar Morgulis Everyone.