Sunday marked the return of one of my favorite shows: Game of Thrones. The fifth season is sure to be full of drama, intrigue, and complicated plot lines about fictional lands and characters. Author George RR Martin does such a great job of making really unique and memorable characters (even if he does kill half of them). I thought it would be fun to compare popular social networks to some of our favorite GoT characters. Here's what I came up with:
Cersei Lannister - Facebook
Cersei, like Facebook, is someone you love to hate. She's a really complex character who's been a central part of the story for as long as you can remember. She tries to assert her dominance over you and make you think you can't survive without her. It's hard to imagine how the story would progress without her, but at the same time you're kind of ready for something new.
Tyrion Lannister - Twitter
Like Twitter, Tyrion is often misunderstood and people have a hard time expecting him to have a big impact on life as a whole. But Twitter manages pack a mean punch in only 140 characters, and Tyrion is no different; what he lacks in height, he more than makes up for in leadership skills and his ability to be relatable to people of all walks of life.
Bran Stark - Ello
We think Bran is most like Ello. We understand that his character is probably important, but we just can't seem to wrap our heads around what the whole point is and how if he'll actually have any impact on the storyline later on.
Jaime Lannister - Instagram
Before Jamie (spoiler alert) lost his hand, he was pretty vain and overly self-assured. He managed to make a name for himself despite being constantly associated with the Lannister family. People are both afraid and a little in awe of him.
Stannis Baratheon - Google +
Like Google+, nobody really knows what to do with Stannis. We think he's a good idea, but no one really wants to support him the way they do the other king candidates. Really the only reason people start getting in line behind him is because Melisandre forces them by threatening them with death if they don't.
Brienne of Tarth - LinkedIn
Brienne is all business, and no fun. She is constantly competing with her peers to be the best in her field, often comparing herself to others around her based on their qualifications. She's working her way through Westeros to try and connect with the Stark girls, but when she finally finds Arya, (spoiler), Arya isn't interested in taking her up on her offer of protection.
Petyr Baelish - Yik Yak
Is it just us or does it seem that no matter where Petyr Baelish goes, he's always got anonymous sources handing him little notes and giving him insight on what's happening throughout Westeros. He's such a sneaky devil.
Daenerys Targaryen - Vine
When Daenerys was new to the story, she was fresh and exciting and everyone's favorite character to watch. But now, it seems like she just keeps replaying the same story over and over again and no one is entertained anymore; she's gotten kind of stale and annoying.
Sansa Stark - Tumblr
Sansa's character has kind of developed in the opposite fashion as Daenerys. In the beginning, Sansa was petty, whiny, and insignificant, but she really started to develop a strong following and she has a tendency to surprise you with how insightful and observant she can be.
Jon Snow - Goodreads
Jon Snow is a pretty unique character because he's intelligent and tends to make decisions based on logic rather than emotion. He can appeal to a wide variety of people who either love him or don't really understand what he's all about.
Varys - Whisper
Varys is the master of whispers. This one is pretty obvious.
Theon Greyjoy - Myspace
Remember how cool Theon used to be? He was your buddy way back when, and as much as he kind of always seemed desperate to be liked, you gave him the benefit of the doubt. But then he made a bunch of stupid decisions and crashed and burned and then tried to reinvent himself, but nobody really bought it and it's just kind of sad now.
Margaery Tyrell - Pinterest
On the surface, Margaery seems superficial and silly, but if you look a little closer, you'll see that she's actually full of ideas and secrets that you probably didn't even know existed.
Arya Stark - Snapchat
Much like Snapchat, Arya is kind of a ghost. She does a good job of blending in with her surroundings and you never really know where she's going to pop up. If you blink, you'll probably miss her because she travels around so frequently. No wonder Brienne had such a hard time finding her.
The Wildlings - Reddit
Much like Reddit, the Wildlings are a ragtag bunch of barbarians who are comprised of different clans of people who have very different opinions about how things should be done. And the modern society of Westeros has no idea what to do with them and can't decide if they're dangerous of not.
Hodor - Yo