17 Things You'll Understand If You're The Only Person You Know Who Doesn't Watch "Game Of Thrones"
This post contains no spoilers, because I don't know them.
So, it's that time of year again. The time when Game of Thrones is back on, everyone in your life seems to be talking about it, and most of your conversations end up like this:
Because you are (what feels like) the only person in the world who doesn't watch Game of Thrones, and oh my god, are you suffering.
Your Mondays are even worse than usual right now, because instead of joining in with your complaints about Mondays, your friends are just complaining about Game of Thrones spoilers.
And if they're not complaining about spoilers, they're regaling you with plot points and fan theories, which is somehow even worse.
Though neither is as bad as meeting a new person and having to explain – AGAIN – that you don't watch Game of Thrones.
Because, for some reason, "Game of Thrones superfan" is the default and you're just considered behind the times and slightly weird.
You're now so sick of saying "fantasy's just not my thing" that you've taken to just staying silent, smiling, and nodding whenever it comes up in conversation.
And god forbid you ever admit that you watched the first minute/episode/season and didn't continue, because that always results in a storm of judgment.
So at this point you're kind of just avoiding watching it to prove a point, because YOU REFUSE TO BE SHAMED into watching.
Every Sunday it becomes completely impossible to navigate your social media feeds because they're clogged with memes you don't understand or relate to.
And when you unwittingly end up caught in a conversation with two Game of Thrones fans, you suddenly find yourself trying to decipher what sounds like a foreign language.
Because of this, you've picked up enough about the major plot points by now that there's no point bothering to catch up.
And you've witnessed your friends' GoT-related emotional breakdowns so often that you've decided it's probably in your best interests not to watch anyway.
Because you've seen what Game of Thrones does to people, and you're kind of smug about the fact that you've managed to stay away.
So you'll just deal with the struggle of being a non-watcher for now.
And secretly praise the heavens that this season is only seven episodes long.
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