the ironic thing about hbo choosing not to name their show a song of ice and fire is that by titling it game of thrones they’ve proven exactly how fucking much they’re missing the point. because that’s the thing. the books are not about the game of thrones and the characters that focus on their ambitions in the southron court, they’re the ones that are almost certainly going to die. the books are about a greater battle, one, shockingly enough, between ice (zombies) and fire (dragons).
and as for the titular throne, it’s supposed to be grotesque and monstrous, it’s supposed to have a bite. we see it bloody joffrery as he thrashes against it. it’s a cruel throne, a sharp one, but like everything else on the show, it’s been tempered, it’s been blunted, made meaningless, toothless and dull.
lindegaard calling wba out on their /lack of elegance/ towards fellaini