A director might describe me as a “tough audience” when it comes to TV series.

I don’t think twice when it comes to canceling a show in the middle of a season. This bad television is my fault. I blame my attention deficit disorder. Game of Thrones has never let me down. I usually leave a show when the plot becomes boring or drags on. After hearing the opening theme music, with its powerful drums accompanied by an intense cello solo, I became hooked. This show has captivated me from the very beginning, and it’s not just because I stayed up to watch each episode. The show introduced me to an amazing discourse community, which I’m very proud to belong to. Game of Thrones is a fandom that goes to another level.

Let me start by stating that Game of Thrones fanatics call each other “thronies”, “GoT fans” or “GoT-fans”. Sincerely, I think these nicknames are a result of the long title. The GoT community uses a variety of terms and phrases that a non-GOT or outsider could never understand. The Game of Thrones community knows that Danerys Targaryen, Khal Drogo, and their romantic nicknames “My Sun and Stars” and “Moon of My Life” are the most popular among fans. Fans of Game of Thrones use “Winter Is Coming” no matter the time or season. The phrase “Winter is coming” is used by GoT fans all year round, no matter what season or day of the year it is.

Even though our schedules may be different, they all seem to coincide around 8:45 PM.

You will need three things to begin this Sunday night tradition: a TV, a couch and HBO. After acquiring these three essential items, we can start planning how to watch the episode. GoT viewers should think about who they’re watching with. You want to avoid arguing for an hour about the show. My personal preference is to watch the episode alone, as I don’t wish for anyone to get annoyed or surprised by my comments. We all share the same goal, which is to watch each episode.

Fans will then take to the social media sites and express their emotions about that particular episode. There are Tumblr and Facebook blogs for Game of Thrones fans. Twitter is one of the best sites I use to gather feedback. The hashtag Game of Thrones is all I need to find fans. There is nothing more entertaining than watching a Twitter battle between groups of thrones. You can also find blogs discussing fan theories. Some sites, however, contain spoilers for the season. One of these sites has victimized me personally. I was curious and decided to read the leaked script of the death scene for one of my favourite characters. I was devastated. Apart from negatives, talking to other Game of Thrones fans and discussing topics and characters with them is my favorite thing.

Game of Thrones is not the only show with different views and opinions. The same can be said for the fans. One belief was not challenged before the season finale. The theory held that Jon Snow wasn’t the bastard of Ned Stark. Instead, he is the true son of Lyanna Stark – Ned Starks older sibling – and Rhaegar. Thus, Jon is the true heir. Fans also believe that two years is too long to wait for season 8, and everyone agrees on that. We will all always believe that we are united by our love for Game of Thrones.

A Game of Thrones enthusiast does not need to possess any specific qualities or attributes. To be a Game of Thorns fan, you must have seen the series and feel a certain interest or affection towards it. We respect each other’s opinions, even though there may be disagreements and debates within the fan community. It’s been two years since I joined this community, but I feel like I’ve been there ever since they aired the first episode of season one.

Even if the impact was small, this show left a lasting impression on all who watched it. This show has a lot of action, a storyline that is intense and contains murder, betrayal and incest. It will keep fans and viewers wanting more. Game of Thrones is a show that will forever hold a special place for me. The final episode of Game of Thrones will make me dread it, but that day is when I’ll start reading the books.


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    Declan Ryan is a 25-year-old blogger who specializes in education. He has a degree in education from a top university and has been blogging about education for the past four years. He is a regular contributor to several popular education blogs and has a large following on social media. He is passionate about helping students and educators alike and is always looking for new ways to improve education.