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Prom night is coming at Westeros Valley High, the School of Thrones. (SLYT. Possible spoilers if you aren't current through season 2 of Games of Thrones)
posted by fuse theorem (66 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is much, much better then it had any right to be.
posted by The Whelk at 11:21 AM on March 11, 2013 [5 favorites]


The credits especially were awesome.
posted by kmz at 11:24 AM on March 11, 2013 [5 favorites]


If this were really Westeros, when Renly bit that apple sweet juice would have run down his chin and over his fingers because NOBODY IN WESTEROS KNOWS HOW TO CHEW WITH THEIR MOUTH CLOSED APPARENTLY SERIOUSLY WHAT IS THEIR DEAL.

Anyway, yeah, that was way better than it should have been. Thanks.
posted by davidjmcgee at 11:25 AM on March 11, 2013 [4 favorites]


I cringed as I clicked, knowing it would be pretty lame.

I know nothing, Jon Snow.
posted by Tomorrowful at 11:25 AM on March 11, 2013


That is one Hell of an intro.

NOBODY IN WESTEROS KNOWS HOW TO CHEW WITH THEIR MOUTH CLOSED

Yeah, it is known.
posted by ODiV at 11:26 AM on March 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


It is known.
posted by davidjmcgee at 11:28 AM on March 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


Poor ol' Sansa.
posted by Diablevert at 11:30 AM on March 11, 2013


More reflectively - what helps it work is that they don't bend too far backwards to make the characters and conflicts actually mirror the original material; Daenarys can sort of hang out with the Starks, and Stannis can be younger than Renly, because that happens to work better.

Also that intro sequence with the notebook is, if you'll forgive the language, sweet as fuck.
posted by Tomorrowful at 11:31 AM on March 11, 2013


Oh sweet, that's Ashly Burch in the world's worst blond wig.
posted by figurant at 11:31 AM on March 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


That is awesome. Much, much more awesome than I would have guessed.
posted by restless_nomad at 11:35 AM on March 11, 2013


"I'm not adorable! I'm Stannis!"

I want this on a t-shirt.
posted by Rangeboy at 11:38 AM on March 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


The only thing that separates this from the dreaded f-word ("fanfiction") is money.

This is a high school AU with a budget.
posted by Sokka shot first at 11:38 AM on March 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is a high school AU with a budget.

Would it be they where all this good.
posted by The Whelk at 11:39 AM on March 11, 2013


I'm betting someone's going to spike the punch at the prom with dragonfire.
posted by Catblack at 11:42 AM on March 11, 2013


Is this connected to the same folks doing The Lizzie Bennet Diaries? They've got a couple of the same actors, and "Game of Gourds" was one of their ongoing jokes.
posted by Diagonalize at 11:43 AM on March 11, 2013 [3 favorites]


The intro was sweet, and besides the wig, Daenerys pretty much nailed it with those wide eyes.
posted by sparklemotion at 11:43 AM on March 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


hello my name is walder frey and i will be your chaperone to this years prom
posted by robocop is bleeding at 11:45 AM on March 11, 2013 [17 favorites]


I would watch a whole movie done in the style of those opening credit, with that fluid ballpoint-on-notebook-paper animation. That was awesome.

(Full Disclosure: I haven't read or watched a bit of this story yet, aside from maybe the first twenty or so pages of the first book. I just can't commit to ten thousand pages of epic/betrayal/blood, so I am saving the books & show until, uh, after I retire?)
posted by wenestvedt at 11:45 AM on March 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm good friends with the director! If you guys have any questions, I might be able to get him to answer!
posted by chatongriffes at 11:46 AM on March 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


I hear that school has a really high expulsion rate.

I'm a bit embarrassed that they had to spell out the Starks' love of vintage for me to clue in, but it was smart of them to do it.
posted by ODiV at 11:50 AM on March 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


chatongriffes, my only question is: When is episode 2?
posted by rebent at 11:52 AM on March 11, 2013


I just can't commit to ten thousand pages of epic/betrayal/blood

It's not all epic/betrayal/blood.

There's also the incest. And the rape. And at least implied rapecest.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 11:54 AM on March 11, 2013 [4 favorites]


wenestvedt: Just watch the show.

I say this as someone who read the first book and liked the experience of watching the first season much better (it really is a good show), and who has friends who have read the whole series thus far and have all told me just to watch the damn show.

rebent: March 17.
posted by sparklemotion at 11:54 AM on March 11, 2013


(Full Disclosure: I haven't read or watched a bit of this story yet, aside from maybe the first twenty or so pages of the first book. I just can't commit to ten thousand pages of epic/betrayal/blood, so I am saving the books & show until, uh, after I retire?)

Any day now Martin will announce that GOT was just a test run of the generative fiction algorithm he's developed and now licensed to all the major content producers. Soon, every book you read, every program you watch will be Game of Thrones InsideTM.
posted by ennui.bz at 12:01 PM on March 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


I loved this. So true that Houses (and Fiefs, and Kingdoms, and Teams, and similar "adolescent" communities) are very like high school cliques.

Had to snort at quite a lot of this, too. Makes up some for all the horror and tears involved in reading all the books.
posted by bearwife at 12:15 PM on March 11, 2013


The Greyjoys are the swim team- perfect!

I kind of want the football team to turn out to be the Unsullied.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 12:29 PM on March 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


The only thing that separates this from the dreaded f-word ("fanfiction") is money.

This is a high school AU with a budget.


Yes, and... ?
posted by kmz at 12:30 PM on March 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


House Stark is vintage! I LOLed. Jon Snow should be a touch more goth and it would be perhaps even truer to the books than the actual show is.

I mean, everyone's super into dragons. It is known.
posted by sonika at 12:31 PM on March 11, 2013


Hodor
posted by OHenryPacey at 12:38 PM on March 11, 2013 [14 favorites]


The only thing that separates this from the dreaded f-word ("fanfiction") is money.

No, it's just straight fanfiction. Which is cool.

And yes: the whole thing was very good but that credits scene was fantastic and whoever did it should be very proud.
posted by jeather at 12:47 PM on March 11, 2013


OK, OK, I just requested the DVDs from my local library. But this better be good....
posted by wenestvedt at 1:06 PM on March 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


It'll be fine, wenestvedt. The author, GRRM, is a troll and a terrible authorperson but the people making the show seem to be able to work around that pretty well.
posted by laconic skeuomorph at 1:24 PM on March 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


Hey, that's Ashly Burch! Neat.
posted by a hat out of hell at 1:51 PM on March 11, 2013


Dat intro!
posted by Iteki at 2:12 PM on March 11, 2013


Needed more Tyrion, and the Starks needed a little tomboy sister but still, that was way better than I expected it to be. Yes, the intro was a killer and yet another example of how the intro to that show has become so iconic.
posted by Ber at 2:17 PM on March 11, 2013


hello my name is walder frey and i will be your chaperone to this years prom

Hi, I'm Wyman Manderly and I'll be catering.

I'm good friends with the director! If you guys have any questions, I might be able to get him to answer!

Were peaches out of season? Because, otherwise perfect.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 2:31 PM on March 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


That was just great.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:57 PM on March 11, 2013


Dany and Jon Snow getting it on is a bit alarming, but that's because I'm assuming Dany is Jon Snow's paternal aunt. So actually I guess it fits right in with the rest of the books. Never mind.
posted by davidjmcgee at 4:46 PM on March 11, 2013


ChurchHatesTucker: "Hi, I'm Wyman Manderly and I'll be catering"

Make with the bread and salt, Manderly.
posted by Dr. Zira at 5:13 PM on March 11, 2013


The tone of Stannis captures the whiney-authoritarian style of Stannis in GoT perfectly.
posted by ersatz at 5:14 PM on March 11, 2013


Were peaches out of season? Because, otherwise perfect.

Yeah, that sure was a crunchy peach.

I'm assuming Dany is Jon Snow's paternal aunt.

Aw, R+L=J is so old! To anyone who has actually read the books, it's obvious that Jon's real father and mother are Howland Reed and Catelyn Stark. It's just so obvious!
posted by Soulfather at 5:29 PM on March 11, 2013


...and meanwhile, from the shadows of the faculty lounge, Vice Principal Baelish pulls all the strings...
posted by PlusDistance at 8:59 PM on March 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


Nonsense. The real power lies with janitor Varys! He knows all the secrets, all the locker combinations!
posted by Ghidorah at 9:12 PM on March 11, 2013 [2 favorites]


What about that weird kid on the fire escape? I've heard he's a bit of a mama's boy.
posted by ODiV at 9:50 PM on March 11, 2013


Yeah, she's the ultimate helicopter mom. She brings him his lunch every day, and they eat together in a special room. It's kind of weird, dontcha think?
posted by Ghidorah at 10:03 PM on March 11, 2013


If you want to do this as a tabletop RPG, you could probably adapt Monster Hearts without much trouble at all....
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:18 AM on March 12, 2013


Re Renly's crunch. I'm pretty sure that was neither an apple nor a peach but a nectarine. That Renly/Loras prom poster makes me swoon (for a moment I thought they were cosplaying Kirk/Spok on it, because their stag-pins looked like communicators to me. I'm a dork)

Overall very pleasantly surprised by this, because grumpy European me usually doesn't mix with US high School AUs.
posted by ZeroAmbition at 8:43 AM on March 12, 2013


Make with the bread and salt, Manderly.

That's, like, so last year.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 6:15 PM on March 12, 2013 [1 favorite]




You know nothing, Jon Snow fans.
posted by ersatz at 6:18 AM on March 13, 2013


Hah, just found out that a guy I went to college with is in this for a few episodes. Hope he's Baelish.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 10:15 AM on March 13, 2013


Almost needs it's own post, but GoT 90s tv show intro
posted by rebent at 1:36 PM on March 13, 2013


Cute. I like those trailer re-imaginings better when they either match or parody the actual content of the show, though. This one doesn't really do anything but pick out shots of people smiling.
posted by restless_nomad at 2:48 PM on March 13, 2013


Somewhat related, "Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'? Game of Thrones The Game"
posted by the_artificer at 7:34 PM on March 13, 2013






Woah. For a second there I thought they actually got Aiden Gillen.
posted by figurant at 8:46 AM on March 18, 2013 [4 favorites]


Ours is the kegger WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
posted by Dr. Zira at 4:08 PM on March 18, 2013


Alex "Remus Lupin" Carpenter goes behind the scenes.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 5:26 PM on March 18, 2013




Varys!
posted by sparklemotion at 7:53 AM on March 25, 2013


The second episode didn’t quite click with me like the first one to be honest, but this “finale” I enjoyed a great deal again.

Some shit is really subtle. I mean, Varys giving Petyr the finger from the crowd, mysterious Tyrion <3, and at the end Jaime “last chance for honor” Lannister saved Sansa from Littlefinger. That’s pretty deep for a web-parody.
posted by ZeroAmbition at 11:50 AM on March 25, 2013


Anime GoT opening
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 6:56 PM on March 25, 2013


Game of Rage
posted by Drinky Die at 7:25 PM on March 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


The mockingbird lapel pin on Littlefinger was a nice touch.
posted by Dr. Zira at 11:24 AM on March 26, 2013




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