Whenever too many people like something, its obvious theres something wrong with it. Right?
Hell is other people talking about Game of Thrones. And hell, I have discovered to my mounting repugnance, is impossible to escape. Thrones-fever has gripped the nations of the world and beings won’t stop going on about the murderou establish, and how they can’t believe that their favourite elf just got beheaded after an incestuous tryst with a one-armed witch, or how some dragon princes or other has abruptly demo her annoying area. The fanaticism is bewildering.
Admittedly, this may have something to do with the fact that I have never watched the see. People are constantly telling me to give it a go( there are only 962 hours of densely schemed goblin porn to catch up on !) but I merely can’t create myself to do so. The happening that I’ve never seen Game of Thrones, which is now on its eighth season, has become an integral part of my personality. Whenever I match new people, I make sure they know this very important detail about me. I announce it to strangers on the internet. I have it proudly are available on my LinkedIn. And I droop the facts of the case that I don’t watch the overrated dragon show into conversation at every conceivable opening. You participate, Game of Thrones is not just a television programme, it is an Extremely Popular Thing, and there is no better way to prove that you are a very interesting, very intelligent, party than by show your arrogance for Extremely Popular Things. Whenever too many people like something, it’s obvious there’s something wrong with it.
To be clear, I’m not saying people shouldn’t enjoy their Extremely Popular Things. Not at all! I don’t begrudge anyone a little joy. I just think it’s important that Game of Thrones radicals be understood that their elation is mainstream at best, and questionable at the worst.( Where are all the working-class dragons in Westeros ?) I also think that they should realise that it would be a lot more inclusive of them if they could just like the things I liked, so I could join in with the conversation.
I’ve got to admit, it took me a while to sum up the fortitude to write this article; you would be amazed at the amount of dislike you can get online simply for telling people the thing they enjoy is stupid. Indeed, you don’t even need to be that direct. The minute you so much as mention that you haven’t seen a game of the thrones, fans get on their high horse and be notified:” Hating popular stuffs isn’t a personality character !” Obsessing about the sexuality lives of bloodthirsty witches, on the other hand, obviously is.
Anyway, if there’s one important point that I hope you take away from this slouse, it is that some people take TV demonstrates method too seriously. Likewise, did I mention that I’ve never watched Game of Thrones?