A World Without Game Of Thrones: Surviving and Not Watching

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In a world of all things princes and princesses and magical, I find myself out of the talks and not fully understanding everything that is hype of “Game of Thrones.”

The hit show made from the best selling book by George R.R Martin has everyone talking about one thing all over campus and that is the “Game of Thrones” hype and everything Jon Snow. Watch parties galore with screaming full of fear, shock and insanity.

Having never had an interest in watching the HBO series I never had a reason to or a thought of until now. It’s a show that everyone loves. I haven’t found someone who started it and didn’t like it. Which made me question why I had never thought of watching it. I had never been into dragons or anything to that kind of violence.

I asked people why they started watching the show and if this phenomenon is something I should take part in.

“I think the story lines and characters have good and bad sides. The best character still makes bad decisions too,” said Allison Waksman.

What I’ve learned from this period of time of not being in the loop were what to do with myself while everyone else is watching. Even though there is a long hiatus before Season 8 begins. Here are some tips to help you get through the Game of Thrones talk in the meantime.

So next time “Game Of Thrones” comes into conversation try these.

Check your email.

Now seems like the perfect time to zone out your friends as you wouldn’t understand what they are saying anyways and make sure you are all caught up on your weekly to do list.

Change the subject.

This show is over for a year. It’s time to let your friends know that there is more out there, or just more to talk about.

From the campus, to my inner circle of friends, to the media, “Game Of Thrones”  is everywhere.  It made me realize that surviving and not watching is fine but not what I want to do. I want to be in the loop of everything from kings and queens to dragons and princesses.

With this time of binge watching shows, make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into. Episodes can run for more than an hour. With “Game Of Thrones” especially, one has to make sure they are paying attention while watching and focused on what is going on.

Although no one knows for sure when “Game Of Thrones” will air again, one thing is for sure: Starting the series now means the start of an obsession that one never understood before.