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"Blank Page" Taylor Swift meets "Game of Thrones."
posted by ColdChef (27 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
 
Reworking a Taylor Swift hit as a meditation on the tropes of a major SF/F canon? I'm not sure I approve of this sort of thing.
posted by cortex at 10:54 AM on March 6, 2015 [6 favorites]


*Ahem*
posted by ColdChef at 10:57 AM on March 6, 2015 [5 favorites]


I've never heard the original, but this parody pretty much stands up on its own. Approved.

Jon... no!
posted by sparklemotion at 11:10 AM on March 6, 2015


*cackling*

The ending is great.

Oh man the wailing and gnashing of teeth if GRRM did kill her off, can you imagine?
posted by Wretch729 at 11:30 AM on March 6, 2015 [2 favorites]


I always suspected she was a secret Targaryen.
posted by drezdn at 11:30 AM on March 6, 2015 [1 favorite]


Is this one of those things that's funny because it's 2 things?
posted by Ratio at 11:35 AM on March 6, 2015


I've never heard the original

That fact is actually a little more amazing than this video. For a while this winter I could effectively listen to it on repeat by hitting the scan button on my car radio whenever the song ended.
posted by paper chromatographologist at 11:40 AM on March 6, 2015 [2 favorites]


Say it! Say her name! ... Taylor Swift!

WHO GAVE YOU THE COPYRIGHT ORDER
posted by Auden at 11:42 AM on March 6, 2015 [1 favorite]


That fact is actually a little more amazing than this video.

Not to go all "I don't even own a tv" on this, but it helps to have a steady diet of Minnesota Public Radio (even The Current hasn't exposed me to much Tay yet) and podcasts.
posted by sparklemotion at 11:45 AM on March 6, 2015


I like the original too much to watch this.

Also, pretty cheap joke, Auden. It's more than okay for a woman to make money and protect her right to monetize her own brand before others try to.
posted by discopolo at 11:46 AM on March 6, 2015


... actually it was just a cheap Prince Oberyn joke
posted by Auden at 11:51 AM on March 6, 2015 [3 favorites]


... actually it was just a cheap Prince Oberyn joke

HAH! That took me a second, too.
posted by ColdChef at 12:01 PM on March 6, 2015


I like the original too much to watch this.

Also, pretty cheap joke, Auden. It's more than okay for a woman to make money and protect her right to monetize her own brand before others try to.


I don't get this comment. Can someone please explain?
posted by MoxieProxy at 12:14 PM on March 6, 2015


Oh wow, the ending.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 12:19 PM on March 6, 2015


I don't get this comment. Can someone please explain?

Taylor Swift Trademarks 'This Sick Beat' and Other '1989' Phrases: People will now need to seek permission to use the phrase on aprons, "non-medicated toiletries" and other items

(I think this is what discopolo was referring to)
posted by Auden at 12:20 PM on March 6, 2015 [1 favorite]


Spoilers for GoT - The character Prince Oberyn has a grudge against some other characters because they messily (in even more nasty circumstances than is usual in Westeros) killed his sister in the backstory. Later, in a duel with the flunky who did it he screams at him to "say her name!", referring to the sister his opponent murdered, and tries to provoke him to name who ordered it, thus exposing him publicly. Auden was playing with the dialog by mashing it up with the TaySwift copyright stuff, discopolo interpreted it as being a swipe at Taylor.

Humor via text is hard.
posted by Wretch729 at 12:29 PM on March 6, 2015


THE MOUNTAIN ≠ "the flunky"
posted by Auden at 12:40 PM on March 6, 2015


This is the best thing ever.
posted by Jacqueline at 1:55 PM on March 6, 2015 [1 favorite]


it helps to have a steady diet of Minnesota Public Radio (even The Current hasn't exposed me to much Tay yet) and podcasts.

I hate to say it, but MPR has failed you.
posted by lunasol at 2:05 PM on March 6, 2015 [2 favorites]


SPOILER ALERT

It is kind of an open secret that some fans have worked out GRRM's internal logic and figured out that the endgame will be Dany and Jon married and sharing the Iron Throne. This vid is a huge nod to that. The amazing thing is that the actors and costumers and set people and everyone else necessary went to the trouble to make this. GRRM looks like he's having a blast and I guess he is. Ten years ago he was begging PayPal to unfreeze his account so he could pay his bills. I'm happy to see that's not a problem any more.
posted by localroger at 7:31 PM on March 6, 2015 [1 favorite]


Needs more moon door.
posted by clavdivs at 8:23 PM on March 6, 2015


I really don't think that's Gurm's logic. That would be the standard fantasy trope, and he likes upending those.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 9:00 PM on March 6, 2015


GRRM has described the ending as "bittersweet"; presumably this means that Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow end up ruling over a version of Westeros that's half burned wasteland and half frozen, zombie-infested wasteland.

The thing is, that would be a significant improvement over what Westeros currently is, so, well, I'd be down with that.

honestly, my opinion of Westeros as a whole pretty much matches that of the craziest Targaryen rulers. Burn it. Burn it all. Westeros, more than anywhere else in all of science fiction and fantasy, is badly, badly in need of being burnt to the ground.
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick at 9:46 PM on March 6, 2015


You Can't Trick a Dragon
for long taking into account strides of
The Walking Dead.
posted by clavdivs at 10:25 PM on March 6, 2015


I really don't think that's Gurm's logic.

This is undoubtably a mistype, but he will now always be Gurm to me. ALL HAIL GURM!
posted by AdamCSnider at 10:47 PM on March 6, 2015 [1 favorite]


Not a mistype, and can't claim credit for it. Someone else said it in a past thread about Thrones, it tickled me, and I stole it.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 10:51 PM on March 6, 2015


Princess of Thrones
posted by homunculus at 1:40 PM on March 17, 2015 [1 favorite]


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