I’ve been ranting about this a lot to my friends, and it wasn’t until today that one of them told me to write a blog post about it. So here it is. What is it with people and their ability to abso-bloody-lutely destroy everything good about watching movies or reading books? Yeah, I get it, you watched Game of Thrones (or GoT, as you ‘cool people’ call it) and all of a sudden your eyes were ‘opened’ to the majesty that is epic fantasy, but why in the name of Cthulhu do you have to be so enthusiastic about it? And what’s with the need to shove it down everyone’s throat?


You not only have the AUDACITY to make memes about it, but also to make it so damn ‘prevalent,’ that people like me have to fight their gag reflex each time someone mentions George R. R. Martin (GRRM, anyone?).  On a side note how he writes about a fictional world, and yet makes it so ‘realistic’ because of all the ‘true to life emotions’ he puts into it is called GOOD WRITING! Go look it up! And while you’re at it, read some goddamn books!

Then there are GoT (*gag*) references thrown into everything! You have a fight with a friend, you go all, “You know, you’re a lot like Baratheon! All bluster and no muster!” What in the world did you do before you watched this (or any other popular) television series? What did you use as your terms of reference? Oh, you DID have witty stuff to say back then? Well, stick to doing just that! Because trust me, this is not for you. You don’t sound ‘cool’, but as a matter of fact quite the contrary. Just so you know, everyone is laughing behind your back. Not me though, because I happen to hate your guts.

As someone who has been a fan of J. R. R. Tolkien (which reminds me what a complete d*****bag Martin is, not only for being completely heartless towards his readers/fans, but also for being supremely pretentious, that he thought he could stylize himself after Tolkien with the two Rs!), way before the three (very well made, except for how they didn’t do justice to Saruman’s character) movies came out, someone who has fallen in love with the characters and the world Tolkien created, I was totally put off by the ‘fans’ that now sprung up from everywhere. Don’t get me wrong, the movies are good in their own right, but they are nowhere as detailed as the books, and let’s face it, have some dumbing down to them, because idiots like YOU watch TV, and can’t understand something unless it’s spelled out for you. All of a sudden, people who gave me weird looks when I recommended Tolkien books to them and told me I had a “weird taste” in books, started pretending that they couldn’t remember a time when they weren’t fans of this series. Yeah, and I can’t remember a time when I didn’t think you guys were pretentious, miserable little goblins!

To be fair, it’s not a bad idea to actually popularise a writer, and introduce more people to something that is good; that’s how tastes are refined, after all. But you don’t have to be a complete jerk about it, going around shouting over parapets about how much you “love” this show, and how “great” it is! And then feeling the need to tell everyone around you about how they should’ve felt when something significant happened, because you know you GET the nuances! NO! You don’t get to jump on the bandwagon and then ruin good crap for me!