So. Much. Sadistic. Pleasure.

By now, you’ve either seen last night’s episode, or seen the immense fallout from the events that happen at the end. A Song of Ice and Fire fans who read A Storm of Swords on release, have been waiting for last night’s episode for years. And, my oh my, it was delicious.

I should admit, I can’t take credit for the application of the animated gif as a reaction to Game of Thrones, I saw it on twitter. But, it’s perfect.

  • M L Brennan June 3, 2013 at 10:35 am

    I had lunch recently with friends who haven’t read the books. I don’t have HBO, so I said, “So, has that crazy game-changing horrible thing happened yet?”

    And they said, “You mean Jaime’s hand getting cut off?”

    And I said, “Oh… yes. Yes, that is what I mean.” And I cackled evilly.

  • Nobody June 3, 2013 at 11:10 am

    I saw that one on Reddit. I also deemed it perfect and posted it on Malazan last night.

  • Tanya Patrice June 3, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Ack – I’m not caught up with the tv series but I’ve read the book and know what’s coming. When I read it .. I was dumbstruck .. then I was like wtf!!!!! Can’t wait to see it played out on the tele.

  • Michelle Simpson June 3, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Love it! So true.

  • Robert Mammone June 4, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    There are three hard core followers of the series at my new job who haven’t read the books. The look of utter shock on the face of one yesterday was pure gold. The two women who haven’t watched the episode yet but are waiting for the weekend are in for a BIG surprise. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

  • […] What it’s like to watch Game of Thrones with people who haven’t read the books. It’s the GIF that makes the post. […]

  • Szever June 7, 2013 at 6:31 am

    Such a mixture of emotion from that. Shock and awe, as expected, but as a reader and self-confessed snob, there was a little nerd-rage at some of the changes. Overall it was effective.

  • Raphael June 8, 2013 at 5:04 am

    It is allowed to watch before read? Tz.

    Still hanging on strong. Write faster, George!