If you’re as much of a Game of Thrones fan as I am, if you’ve memorised the motto of every house and can name every dire wolf without missing a beat, then the long wait for season seven of HBO’s hit adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels can feel downright interminable, especially when we have so many loose threads to tie up and questions that need answering.
But actually enjoying the episodes themselves is just one aspect of being a Game of Thrones fan – the other part is the culture surrounding the show: the fan fiction, the endless theories about characters and speculation about the upcoming seasons. The fan art and the gossip, and best of all, the hilarious in-jokes are all essential parts of the paratext surrounding the program.
So if you’re feeling particularly impatient, then check out these hilarious fan-made memes. Be warned though, there are some pretty major spoilers below, so if you haven’t caught up yet then look away now!
1. When Westeros gets political
3. It’s a real massacre
4. The ultrasound meet-cute
5. RIP everyone