Yes, I know, season two hasn’t even started yet. But let it never be said we here at Winter-is-Coming.net aren’t always looking to support the bottom in some bizarre way, shape, form, or fashion!
So I was bopping around Twitter and decided to do what we tend to do during the season as it airs—reading any and every tweet with the #GameOfThrones hashtag. I picked a random 24-hour(ish) period and just started scrolling through. I was actually amazed at the amount of ‘Thrones-related tweets. Scrolling through this crap is going to be in-sane during season two episodes. We’re gonna work the Rabbit’s ass off.
(Yes, as per the norm, this post will be slightly spoilerish. And not-so-slightly NSFW.)
A day’s worth of tweets… after the break!
A large portion of the buzz was still all about the new trailer for season 2:
@TheVerlanderSes: #GameofThrones season 2 looks fucking off the chain! #winteriscoming
@neilicus10: It’s possible I’ve watched the #GameofThrones season 2 teaser over 20 times today. Entirely possible.
@zombotofthedead: Sorry guys, but I’m going to be freaking out about the new season of #GameofThrones until it premieres in April, so just deal with it.
@LuGaff: Is it weird to get strangely emotional watching #GameofThrones season 2 trailer?
Not weird at all. My photographer threw an orange peel at the television set and screamed, “Is that all the Jaime I get??” Chicks, man.
@ChrisDuerr: “They will bend the knee or I will destroy them. The cold winds are rising.” The best :47 seconds of my week
@gds_poli: The new #GameOfThrones trailer is so good. People know who the VO is even if they haven’t read the books. Stannis was set up well.
@dbloomfield807: What actress would want to be cast as Brienne of Tarth?
Why that would be our very own @LoveGwendoline, Gwendoline Christie!
@chanismissing: Dear Everyone: please start quoting something other than “Winter is coming”. THIS IS NO LONGER CLEVER.
I’ll see your “Winter is Coming” and raise you a “Cold Winds are Rising!” Clearly not everyone loved the promo:
@dscottreid: A big shame on HBO for that #gameofthrones teaser trailer Sunday. I was the opposite of whatever teased is.
@lnhowes: eternally unimpressed by all of the #gameofthrones season 2 promo shit. so over it.
Yeah, all those crazy teasers. Too many to keep track of!
It seems as though some people have only just now heard of the series:
@jayychick: thinking about getting into #GameofThrones.. Hmm.
@BrittanyLevin: watching #GameofThrones for the first time. such a good show, already got characters i love and characters i hate. must keep watching!
@mannersandmouth: New obsession, you ask? #gameofthrones is AMAZING. Also, its a total time suck… But worth it.
@nataliefdot: omg I cant waite to go to my parents and watch #gameofthrones eat peanut butter sandwiches and rub my doggies bellie
That sounds so wrong. And yet so right.
@cry_havoc: Sweet! Natalie Dormer (Anne Boleyn from The Tudors) is playing Margary Tyrell in #gameofthrones
At least she won’t be beheaded in this series. Because no one dies that way here.
Some love for the theme:
@TomStatic: I have the #GameOfThrones intro Song Stuck in my head
@bgbond: Listening to the #GameofThrones soundtrack while studying for my Torts final. Good study music.
I don’t think that would work for me. I’d just want to stop studying and watch the show.
So it seems as though there have been some Game of Thrones-rewatching marathons happening…
@NiezNerd: Gottapeegottapeegottapeegottapeeee #gameofthrones
@behindthename43: #gameofthrones, comfiest bed ever, corizo and nutty nibbles lol!!!! Ace!!!!!
@thekbecks: I want to watch #gameofthrones allll day.
@TwisTurtle: I’m confused. Why isn’t The Times top 10 TV episodes list just the 10 episodes of #GameofThrones?
There were some minor issues with the third episode. Oh, and the episode one prologue fadeout was weird.
@PWYJudges: Sick Day Marathon giving me the chance to finish #GameOfThrones. Only two episodes left!
@DaceyMormont: #GameofThrones is… in essence… hair porn.
Dacey’s just bitter because of the you-know-what.
@TheEmmas: …getting hooked on a show before your final isn’t a good idea. #gameofthrones
@laebelt: I know I should study. But I’d rather watch #GameOfThrones all night long. #senioritis #2moredays
@billtholl: Don’t like many new shows, but #HBO got it right with #GameofThrones perfect distraction for school…
Game of Thrones: stifling world education since 2011.
@alexander_smith: Sansa is dumb, but I like her name.
“Dumb” is way too strong. We here at #TeamSansa prefer to think of her as morbidly naive.
@wellslawoffice: Which #GameOfThrones character would make the best GOP presidential nominee? I say vote Gregor Clegane!
@thekareemowheat: Mr. Ed doesn’t deeserve that kind of treatment #GameofThrones
Look, dude called out “Sword!” The squire brought it before the horse could. If the horse had been more on the ball and not standing there lusting over Loras’s My Pretty Pony, it probably would have been the squire we’d seen beheaded. You snooze, you lose. Horse deserved exactly what he got.
@AdamTheGrey: Classic Boromir solving all the riddles. #GameOfThrones
@catriona: … I’ve been have been dreaming about travelling in sodden clothes and infected wounds for months. #gameofthrones
Live the dream.
@mariabullon: —Basta ya, Ned —le advirtió Robert—. Ni una palabra más. ¿Has olvidado quién es el rey? —No, Alteza —replicó Ned—. ¿Y tú?
@xabieretx: A Ygritte le da miedo la electricidad xD #downtonabbey #gameofthrones
@The_Bunk: I think I just figured it out. Been reading #GameOfThrones for days. I think I figured out the curious case of Jon Snow….OMG !
He’s aging backwards!
Some love for Robb Steele. Er, Richard Stark:
@TitusDecker: Who the f*k is Rob Steele?! Let’s talk about Robb Stark!
@manysmallythings: Richard/Robb get in me NAO
Some Targ love:
@lovelovelala: The next time you raise a hand to me will be the last time you have hands. #Khaleesi
@OUSkeetNut: Holy shit she’s naked!… and she has dragons
I said the same thing, except “dragons” came before “naked.” But then I’m old.
@Kizemarie: #HarryLloyd is rather yummy without that blonde hair and snarl. Mmmm #GameofThrones :D
He’s also deserving of being part of that SAG award nomination. Huge part of the show. His crown came one episode too soon!
@Mzee_Mzima: Why are these #Dathraki peeps in #GameofThrones obsessed with dragons? This had better amount to something.
Not so much obsessed with them as “fond of bedding” them.
@Gir_1990: Drogo is more metal than you
More metal than me? Please. I saw Scorpions live in 1983. More metal that HmR maybe.
@JEBermanator: GREAT casting for Lysa Arryn. Seriously.
@JustGetIt10Gs: Maybe that’s not his mother. I think they all call her mom.
Kate Dickie is impressive, but I wouldn’t want Lysa Arryn as my mom.
@JPatrickCleary: I love that even in #gameofthrones the term ‘ginger’ is used to describe…. well, gingers. #very_cool
Cartman would be pleased too.
Some good ol’ fashioned Lannister hate:
@supermfb: エマ様 have to go read more, need to know what happens next… damn the queen sucks. #winteriscomingbitches
@jonathanisfree: Cersei is a spiteful bitch!
@Tom__Steel: She is nuts! I want to CUT Cersei so bad.
@DeaDums: #SomebodyLetMeKnowWhen JOFFREY BARATHEON IS DEAD. #Dick #BestShowOf2011
@Joffrey2012: I plan to reign 100 years so…..
I didn’t know Joff could work a qwerty board!
@TinaMarieTXs: Jeffrey will get what he deserves, stupid boy!
I can guarantee you Jeffrey won’t!
@_catchmeifucan: Lord stark jus got beheaded!! So hu the fekk am I wtching it for??
@R0cktonight: OH NO JOFFREY QLIAO D:
@Queenierydie: Oh my word!!!!!! King Geofry had Lord Stark killed O_O
“Oh my word” is right on point.
@Feris_Othman: You know u r watching a good show when u start cussing & scolding at the TV. I woke up my sick mom. Sorry. I hate Lannisters
@Ceej416: I am the Joffrey of defriending/unfollowing people on an irrational whim of slight annoyance #gameofthrones
That’s like taking a triple-action auto-loading hand-crossbow to unarmed street urchins at close range. Metaphorically. On the ‘web.
Not all Lannisters are hated:
@Boi_Mpedi: I have a soft spot for Bastards, Dwarfs, and the homeless! Is what the Dwafr says. =’D
@Hermetic: godDAMN that midget has class #gameofthrones
@deokots: Way too much midget sex in #gameofthrones
He’s not a midge—blast you people!
@motelsonthemoon: So I’m watching Wimbledon and omg…………That’s Jamie Lannister!! He’s so sexy!!
When Jaime challenged Robb he surely wasn’t expecting the weapons choice to be “rackets.” You lose, Kingslayer!
@Queen_Cersei: #2011regrets My hair on HBO
A new Greyjoy fan:
@operatortrouble: Kinda getting into the Greyjoys. “We Do Not Sow”? Badass.
@RyuNoYoake: 龍の夜明け Please don’t let Theon return. Putting up with him for one book almost made me forget my manners (kill them before you eat).
I’m going to say Theon will be returning. Don’t worry though, he’s much nicer.
@HeelCRYSSI: Swoon. Jon Snow is so dreamy in A Clash of Kings. Looooove him and his damned honor #gameofthrones
“Didn’t say it was YOUR honor.”
@systolicmurmurs: #gameofthrones on the other hand, was a bag of shite – can’t get into the fantasy stuff (load of numpty’s swanning around with fake swords)
What are these words that you are saying?
@suitablegirl: I cry at movies. I’ve never cried at a television show until #GameOfThrones “Baelor”. I hadn’t read the books. I didn’t know THAT was coming.
@Feris_Othman: March onwards to season finale of #GameOfThrones. Major twist just occurred on previous episode. I am with #TeamStark
Loyalty is valued. The north remembers.
@SerAaron: Changed my username. #gameofthrones reference and all. Plus, Ser means ‘to be,’ so it’s kinda cool. Don’t judge me.
We don’t judge, Aaron. We leave that to Epic. She’s funny.
@pourmecoffee: First Taco Bell visit in years a huge, huge mistake. #gameofthrones
@jaejune21: เฮ้ยยยยยย เจอเจ๊ Kat #GameofThrones ใน #Misfits 5555 ก็วนเวียนกันอยู่เท่านี้อะนะ
@jmastorino: just saw the prologue of #TheDarkKnightRises. it was amazing!! Littlefinger from #GameofThrones was in it! and i got a free t-shirt!
Lies. Nothing in life is free. But the Aidan Gillen appearance? News to me! Uncredited maybe? Though there are reportedly a buttload of Irish thugs in the film. So you never know! Littlefinger is sneaky.
@SadderShireen: I’m not sure I want to be on camera… especially the prologue! >_<" #nervous #Season2
@thekareemowheat: No matter what, #GameofThrones will find any excuse to work boobs into every episode. This is not a bad thing. Just sayin’
We’re the same way here at WiC.
Some people like to compare Game of Thrones to other shows:
@Ghop56: I think i’ll stick with it, its no #gameofthrones but still #americanhorrorstory
@SelinaWilken: It’s weird watching #Merlin post- #GameofThrones. Sure, the evil warlord is gonna abduct Gwen, put her in nice clothes and just have a chat.
Yeah, I’m guessing the “putting Gwen IN nice clothes” wouldn’t have happened, first and foremost.
@rudy: Caught up with this season’s #boardwalkempire. It’s like the producers saw #GameOfThrones and said; “Oh, we can do that!”
@EadlRosa: What the fckj?!?! #boardwalkempire?!?! Whatt whatt?!?! Somebody explain!! Its just like when Ed Stark died in #gameofthrones!! Waahhhhh :(
And we’re still mourning ol’ Ed.
@Mohammed_Nesta: Why so many incest narratives this year on tv? #Dexter #BoardwalkEmpire #GameOfThrones
We came first. And “twincest” is still full of win.
Speaking of which. Some people have important questions they still need answers to. Mostly concerning incest:
@louisafielden: Tell me, does the rape and incest continue, or is this just for the pilot?
@Boi_Mpedi: But how do you commit incest and love every bit of it! ;) and euww at the same time. #GameOfThrones
@Salethal: Why are so many American shows keen on showing incestuous scenes? #Dexter #Boardwalkempire #Gameofthrones
@Boi_Mpedi: =O Hold up that’s just nasty. So you are telling me that these twins are fucking each other? (o.O)
@Wunderpuss: Going to give incest and wolf pups another try.
You say that like it’s a bad thing. Also—not a question!
@Mike_B_Kinetic: Can someone please tell me when Season 2 of #GameOfThrones begins so television can have meaning again!
That is a question. But I don’t have the answer.
Some people have ideas for ‘Thrones-based gifts:
@blockmonkey: Do they make #GameofThrones ornaments yet? I think I need some #Dothraki fun on my Tree this year :)
@twagswagi: all i want for xmas is kaleesi naked under my tree
Now there’s a confident metaphor. Or it’s the holiday season.
@JollyWalker1123: I mentioned @Ser_Pounce to a girl at work, whom I knew had twitter, and liked #GameOfThrones . And she knew who he was. #smalltwitterworld
Popular cat, that Pounce.
Best show ever?
@simonday78: cannot wait for season 2 of #GameofThrones. Best tv series ever. fact!
@EllenKastelein: #GameofThrones … I like
Not the most glowing review. But it reminds me that we do need a “like” button. Because we want to be just like Facebook.
Many of the #GameOfThrones tweets were actually in regard to the novels:
@cocoshenel: #GameOfThrones is most def a weird show lol that’s why I wouldn’t watch it at first. But it’s so good, now im reading the series!
@LuciaDiCioco: I’d say I’m alive, but the moment I started reading #GameOfThrones I became a real hermit…
@Allandale: The 4th book of Game of Thrones is dragging. The others drove me like a whipped cream.
Drove you like whi—wait, what?
@Thunderbird4: Oh wow ‘Storm of Swords’ best of the 3 books so far. More twists and turns than a twisty turny thing.
I couldn’t have said it any better.
GoT inspires art:
@DanOhhNeal: My take on the heraldry of #ASoIaF or #GameOfThrones: LINK
GoT inspires blogs:
@BirdsOnTheBlog: 5 things I learned from reading A Game of Thrones: LINK
GoT inspires… house-naming?
@TitusDecker: Naming our house. She wants Winter Fell. I want Wolf’s Wood. We’re a 1/2 mile from an 8 acre wooded dog park. I’m right.
David J. Peterson just plain inspires, period:
@_Midtowngirl: Learn to say “Is the F train running?” & “Fuhgeddaboudit” in Dothraki: LINK
@emjfoster: Geeking out for the guy who decoded the method behind #GameofThrones Dothraki language: LINK
GoT inspires more links! (Marcelo Córdova is a link machine.)
@marcelocordova: From Friday Night Lights to @GameOfThrones : 2011’s Naughty & Nice in TV: LINK
@tvdea: Christmas Is Coming.
Love it. And only four months until the real Twit posts begin again! Feel free to post any funky #GameOfThrones Twitter entries in the comments below!