What if the Starks didn’t make stupid decisions? x
“Okay, I won’t trust you then”
this is the most beautiful thing i’ve ever seen
it’s really hard to root for the starks when they act like stupid white people in a horror movie
I find it rather harsh to put Catelyn’s actions on the same level as those of Ned and especially Robb, though. Or Bran - though he has “being a child” as excuse (in the books more than in the series where he’s older).
Still, reblogging this because the Ned one had me giggling due to their facial expressions.
[There is a] general principle of internet language these days that the more overwhelmed with emotions you are, the less sensical your sentence structure gets, which I’ve described elsewhere as “stylized verbal incoherence mirroring emotional incoherence” and which leads us to expressions like “feels,” “I can’t even/I’ve lost the ability to can,” and “because reasons.”
Contrast this with first-generation internet language, demonstrated by LOLcat or 1337speak, and in general characterized by abbreviations containing numbers and single letters, often in caps (C U L8R), smilies containing noses, and words containing deliberate misspellings.
We’ve now moved on: broadly speaking, second-generation internet language plays with grammar instead of spelling. If you’re a doomsayer, the innovative syntax is one more thing to throw up your hands about, but compared to a decade or two ago, the spelling has gotten shockingly conventional.
In this sense, doge really is the next generation of LOLcat, in terms of a pet-based snapshot of a certain era in internet language. We’ve kept the idea that animals speak like an exaggerated version of an internet-savvy human, but as our definitions of what it means to be a human on the internet have changed, so too have the voices that we give our animals. Wow.
This is my favourite part, if I do say so myself. See also the summary doge macro.