Game of Thrones

6 of the Worst Rape Culture Tropes, From ‘Asking For It’ Author Kate Harding

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Kate Harding’s Asking For It is a smart, witty summation of many of the issues we talk about at Flavorwire, from high-profile cases like Bill Cosby and Dominique Strauss-Kahn to depictions of rape and torture on TV to the over-hyped specter of false rape accusations and panic over date rape on campus to convicted rapist Mike Tyson playing a sexual abuse victim on Law and Order: SVU.
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Patti LuPone “Hijacked” Audience Member’s Cell Phone, Jon Snow Hijacked Hearts: Links You Need to See

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Many were paralyzed by the stabbing of Jon Snow in Game of Thrones‘ Season 5 finale. The shock was followed by a stage of mourning — for some, a very extravagant stage. But now people are finally starting to accept that he’s really gone and added to the dehumanizing tally of characters Game of Thrones has killed off. Grouping him in with other such characters while still giving him a proper memorial, Youtube user Citizen Girl has put together a GoT death-themed parody cover of Weezer’s “Say it Ain’t So,” titled, you guessed it, “Say it Ain’t Snow.” 
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Celebrate Independence Day With ‘Game of Thrones’ Actors Speaking in American Accents

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Emilia Clarke, best known as Daenerys Targaryen of Game of Thrones fame, was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, and apart from the fact that she’s pretty much unrecognizable with her natural dark hair, her appearance was most notable for a hitherto undisplayed talent: she does a pretty killer Valley Girl accent. Watching the regal and oh-so-English Daenerys bust out her best Moon Unit Zappa impersonation is kinda disconcerting, but it got us thinking about similar examples, because, y’know, 4th of July and America and all that. ‘Murca!
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Give the Reddit User Who Photoshopped Every ‘Game of Thrones’ Character Into Nicolas Cage a Nobel

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Hats off to CarlosDanger100, the brave Reddit poster who finally stepped up and did what somebody should have months — nay, years — ago: photoshopped the entire cast of Game of Thrones into Nicolas Cage in period costume. Find the full roster here, from Tyrion Cage to Arya Cage to, finally, just plain Cage (née Hodor). It’s like the best Face/Off sequel ever, with more dragons and no John Travolta!
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