The Ultimate Game of Thrones Tag!

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You know you are behind on your tags when multiple people tag you for the same thing hahaha but no, seriously, thank you so much to The Orang-utan Librarian for creating this awesome tag and including me to do it and also for Joey @Thoughts and Afterthoughts for tagging me as well. With the show being back now, I HAD to do get around to The Ultimate Game of Thrones Tag rather sooner than later.

RULES

  1. Mention the creator Orang-utan Librarian so they can see all your your answers
  2. Answer all the questions
  3. Tag people and keep it going!

Part 1: Book Questions

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“We do not sow”- A book you would not be willing to invest in

So, recently the banishment on Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler has been lifted, but it is a book I would never touch. Not for research or any other reason. I am not interested getting any insight into that man’s head.

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“Fire and blood”- A book that produced strong emotions in you

I assuming that it is no news to anyone that Red Rising did quite the number on me. Many books have let me feel sadness or joy, but Red Rising produced a sort of anger I was not used to before. I can still remember my hands shaking because I was furious

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“Winter is coming”- Your favourite winter read

I don’t know what exactly constitutes a winter read, but Landline makes me think of Christmas … so, there’s that!

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“Family. Duty. Honour.”- A book about strong family ties

When I think of family, one of my favourite literary families comes to mind – the Garretts from My Life Next Door. Can’t get over how great they are!

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“Growing strong”- A book you had low expectations of but that grew on you

Before starting Anything You Want, I read the author’s statement on Goodreads. He had gotten a couple of bad reviews and DNFing ones, so I was keeping my expectations really low, but in the end you can’t help but love Taco. It’s one of those books you just have to stick with!

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“Ours is the fury”- A book that made you furious

Well, I already mentioned Red Rising above, so I am just going to go with Golden Son, the sequel, now.

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“Unbowed. Unbent.Unbroken.”- A book you have unwavering devotion to

The Martian! How else could it be? If I could have a Mark Watney in my life, I totally would!

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“A Lannister always pays his debts”- A book you feel indebted to

This is going to sound odd, but I feel really indebted to The Hunger Games. I read those books when I was still in High School and I was absolutely terrified of that one teacher who tormented me in my last two years. That book sort of gave me strength. Just having it near me helped calm my nerves. I channeled my inner Katniss Everdeen!

Part 2: Fan Theories

Who do you want to win Game of Thrones?

I think I am part of a very popular opinion here, where I want Dany and/or Jon to rule together. Tyrion should be the hand, because while I do love him, I am not sure he really has the makings of a King or that he even wants that burden.

Who do you think will make it to the end and who do you think will die?

Where to start??? I already mentioned that I want Dany, Jon and Tyrion alive with the previous statement. Sansa has to live and go off and lead a quiet life with her very kind and non-abusive husband (he does not have to look good, we are beyond that stage). The rest of the Starks better survive too, maybe a little romancing between Arya and Genry – whereever that guy is now. I want Jamie and Brienne to be reunited in the end. Cersei, the Boltons and Greyjoys can go off to die (although I am wavering in terms of Theo. He may yet live). I want Tommen to survive too, for Jamie’s sake, but he has to renounce the throne. The Sparrow and his stupid followers can vanish from that realm as well. Daario I’d let live, but I doubt it. Maybe Littlefinger will survive also. Podrick and Hodor shall survive us all!

Part 3: My Game of Thrones

Would you win or die?

Ha! I have no survival skills at all! I definitely wouldn’t win, I am not cunning enough for that … but, maybe I would still live by the end. Scarred and traumatized, but alive? (That’s just wishful thinking. I would probably be one of the first to die, maybe even in a really ridiculous and not heroic way)

What house are you?

I’m using this quiz, which was used by the Orang-utan Librarian as well and I got: HOUSE STARK!! Wohooo, love them so much! Although the description doesn’t make me any more confident in surviving that realm:

The good news is, you’re a thoroughly decent human being. The bad news is, that is a very dangerous thing to be in Westeros. You are loyal, dutiful, and generally ill at ease among the toxic politics of King’s Landing. Either buckle down and learn to play the game, or get the hell out into more hospitable environments. The North may be freezing, but it also has notably less backstabbing which, bless your little heart, is not exactly your strong suit.

Good news though, I’d probably get a direwolf, so yay to that!

I TAG

 

57 thoughts on “The Ultimate Game of Thrones Tag!

  1. I vaguely remember taking the house quiz myself and I think I got either Stark or Lannister. The only reason I’d want to be Lannister is Tyrion but that’s about it. I don’t watch the show, but I’ve read the first two books.

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      • I’m definitely going to watch the show in the future, once I’m a bit older, since there’s nudity and stuff. They are smart, but I don’t care for any of them except Tyrion. That could change once I read the other books, though.

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      • Hey sorry just saw this lol. I’m 15. My parents don’t care if I watch it but it bothers me, so I’ll probably just watch it in a few years. I want to read all the books first anyway.

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      • Yeah. I’m not really bothered when I’m reading it (plus I can skim over it), but I am always really uncomfortable when it’s on-screen and I’m watching it.

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  2. Wow, that’s quite an amazing tag indeed. I’ll consider doing it because I love Game of Thrones too ❤

    I'm definitely with you on the fan theory. It's the most boring and predictable, but also the one that would make me happiest. 😀

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  3. This tag is AWESOME! Omg the GoT lover in me is fangirling so hard right now. ❤
    And I agree with you on all of your theories, because Dany is bae and Jon Snow is… well JON SNOW! And I hate Cersei, ughh!

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  4. Yay!! So glad you did this!! Wow Mein Kampf is a good choice- I would never pay for that book- even if the proceeds went somewhere good- it would just be too disturbing. That being said, I’ve read bits of it and it’s the best indictment against Hitler and nazism there is (apart from the obvious). (Sorry that got a bit heavy)
    Ooh I need to read Landline at some point! Oh wow that’s amazing about hunger games! Yay- so glad you’re on board with the Dany/Jon/Tyrion dream team. And Sansa has to be happy- I agree with you about that- I always hoped she’d go off and marry the nice one at high garden but he’s not in the show. Ooh Gendry and Arya romance- I like it! In a way it would be a kindness for theon to die at this point (in my opinion) after he hopefully gets some redemption. Yes to Podrick and Hodor!! They need to survive! And down with the Sparrow!
    Whoo congrats on being one of the good guys!! I love the starks!!

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    • Everything WWII related gets easily very heavy. Seen that I am also from Austria, that whole topic is just something that often makes it even heavier.
      I wanted Sansa to go and marry the nice Tyrell one as well! I thought that would have probably made her way happier in the end. I would kind of like to see her interact with Jon now. She was always really stuck up to him and I wonder if the past events have changed her view on him. (That reminds me that I saw so many people shipping them and I can’t get over how weird that feels, even if I do believe in the theory that he’s her cousin and not half-brother).
      Gendry and Arya totally would have worked 😀
      Theon … yeah, you are right. I just still don’t know how I feel about him. I used to hate the guy, but ever since the whole Reek-story, I am just so, so sorry for him. I want something nice to happen to him (even though that’s highly unlikely)
      Yes 🙂 I was actually surprised to get the Starks, but I am super happy about it.

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      • Well that’s true- and I get that, I’m Jewish, so yeah, it’s a bit of a downer- and Mein Kampf isn’t exactly on my “100 books to read before I die”
        That would have been so nice! It was always my theory until they wrote him out of the show :/ That would be amazing! I can imagine it would have- which is why I like the character- of all of them she’s developed the most. Ughh no! Not even as a cousin- that would be gross!! Like Fanny and Edmund in Mansfield Park gross! They treated each other like brother and sister and they are related anyway- it’s just. not. good.
        It really would! And still could!
        Yeah I feel the same way about Theon/Reek- I definitely feel sorry for him. And I do want him to get a happy ending in terms of a redemption- but I don’t see him being happy as long as he’s alive- so I think he deserves a good death.
        That’s good! I’d have been happy with the Starks too! They’re my second favourite house (after the Targaryens cos I’m a sucker for dragons- duh :p )

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      • Right? That’s why Sansa and Jon would be SO weird! They grew up as brother and sister, just no!
        Yeah, Theon has too many demons that haunt him.
        Hahaha I get your love for the Targaryens! I have a notebook of their house. It’s so gorgeous! It’s black with their motto and sigil and scaled like the skin of a dragon.

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      • Oh wow- what a find! I have no idea- I’ve never seen a HBO store (do those exist?) Good thing there’s god-knows-how-many Waterstones within walking distance from my work. Or I could go to Forbidden Planet I suppose- if it exists in London it’ll be there. This calls for a treasure hunt! (sorry you are hearing my thought processes :p )

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      • That’s quite all right- I found a whole selection discounted in Forbidden Planet- if you’re ever in London you *need* to check it out- it’s heaven for your inner fangirl :p (and no this is not an ad and no I do not work there :p )

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  5. Though I am oblivious to all of the GoT fangirling that is happening around me, I enjoyed reading your answers!
    Interesting how you said you would never read Mein Kampf but I would really liked to read it as Hitler was a very twisted, evil man I guess reading this book will help us understand how his mind work. This is like the origin of one of the most evil people in the world so I would like to read this (I hope that doesn’t sound as twisted and odd as it does in my head!).

    And OMG that is the greatest thing a book can do to a reader- give you strength. I don’t know where they get evil teachers seriously!

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    • I don’t blame you for wanting to read Mein Kampf, but you have to understand that I am from Austria, Hitler’s birth country. We talked about WWII in every history class every. single. year. We went to concentration camps and when possible even talked to people who were alive during the time. We got drilled on all things WWII, because people are so freaking scared of it happening again and since Austria was the first country that got annexed and there really is no way we can realistically say that people weren’t happy about it back then, that whole thing is a little bit of a sore topic.

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    • Hahaha my answers were very similar to other people’s as well. I think there is a consensus among most fans and about who they like or don’t like.
      😀 I love that I absolutely don’t know what’s going to happen next on the show now that they are independent form the books. It’s awesome 😀

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      • Yes, me too!! It’s so exciting that we’re all in this together now. Me and Matt are constantly discussing theories and watching theory videos on YouTube – we need help :p. The latest theory we saw was that Tyrion is the third “dragon” with Jon and Dany being the other too. Honestly, as long as those 3 (and Podrick) live, I’m good! :D.

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