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(The Root)   "GOT is basically an all-encompassing analogy for white America and should be studied in the same way seventh-grade English teachers make their students dissect Animal Farm or Lord of the Flies to understand society"   (theroot.com) divider line
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2019-04-15 01:17:59 PM  
Plus boobs.
 
2019-04-15 01:24:16 PM  

Wadded Beef: Plus boobs.


And weeners
 
2019-04-15 01:26:51 PM  
I'm just here for the violence and nudity.

/HBO is not my personal erotica site
 
2019-04-15 01:27:38 PM  
Many boobs.
There used to be boobies around here. I miss 'em.

/some with nipples
 
2019-04-15 01:39:01 PM  
I don't think anyone is going to have seventh graders watch/read game of thrones for class.

Hunger games, sure.
 
2019-04-15 01:52:01 PM  
When we were in 7th grade we had to work hard to find pictures or video of boobs, it shouldn't just be handed to these whipper snappers. Just kidding, go ahead.
 
2019-04-15 02:09:29 PM  
Trigger Warning: TFA uses the word "wypipo" more than once.
 
2019-04-15 02:56:26 PM  
It's the war of the roses crossed with lord of the rings
 
2019-04-15 02:57:00 PM  

Mr_Fabulous: Trigger Warning: TFA uses the word "wypipo" more than once.


On noes

/ wypipo
// wypipo wypipo wypipo
 
2019-04-15 02:59:45 PM  
Article did not suck. Pleasantly surprised.
 
2019-04-15 03:37:21 PM  
I must be super White because I have no idea what wypipo means.
 
2019-04-15 03:38:02 PM  

Mugato: When we were in 7th grade we had to work hard to find pictures or video of boobs, it shouldn't just be handed to these whipper snappers. Just kidding, go ahead.


No. *adjusts belt-onion* They should have to work for it!
They should learn about "woods porn" and the importance it has in a boy's life.
 
2019-04-15 03:39:49 PM  
I don't really see a good way to analogize it to America outside of the incest and spending money you don't have.
 
2019-04-15 03:40:31 PM  

Ambivalence: I don't think anyone is going to have seventh graders watch/read game of thrones for class.

Hunger games, sure.


No one should ever have to read Hunger Games.
 
2019-04-15 03:44:36 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: I don't really see a good way to analogize it to America outside of the incest and spending money you don't have.


Ok I just read the entire article, he makes a decent case.
 
2019-04-15 03:46:44 PM  
He's not wrong.
 
2019-04-15 03:49:17 PM  

Pincy: I must be super White because I have no idea what wypipo means.


No, just unable to sounds things out in your head. White people. "wypipo". It's kind of a memetic catch all for things that white people do but seem alien to people of color because of cultural differences.
 
2019-04-15 03:52:15 PM  
Maybe it's explicitly because I haven't watched GoT since the first season, but

was gifted at birth with dragon eggs

No, she received them as a gift when she was wed to Ronan Dex during that brief period when he was a horse before he became Aquaman

Also, I've never see "wypipo" before - I assume it was already 'a thing" of which I have been blissfully unaware - but I find it insufferable.
 
2019-04-15 03:52:45 PM  
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2019-04-15 03:53:10 PM  

give me doughnuts: They should learn about "woods porn" and the importance it has in a boy's life.


For the longest time, I thought all breasts were faded and waterlogged.
 
2019-04-15 03:53:33 PM  

pxlboy: Wadded Beef: Plus boobs.

And weeners


....Or lack thereof.
 
2019-04-15 03:54:35 PM  
I think the Night King is actually Gorgor.
 
2019-04-15 03:55:26 PM  

Erodeo: Pincy: I must be super White because I have no idea what wypipo means.

No, just unable to sounds things out in your head. White people. "wypipo". It's kind of a memetic catch all for things that white people do but seem alien to people of color because of cultural differences.


So wypipo drive like this...but blackpipo drive this this
 
2019-04-15 03:56:26 PM  

Burr: [img.fark.net image 600x700]


This is the correct answer.  Some people are reading too much into the Dragons and Titties show.
 
2019-04-15 03:56:34 PM  
I will say though, it was an amusing interpretation of GoT.

I sensibly chuckled at "the youngest girl, whose superpower is that she can blend in with white people"
 
2019-04-15 03:56:51 PM  
Spot on about Danaerys. She's a horror, basically a retelling of H. Rider Haggard's She, about a glittering white goddess bringing salvation to the benighted dark races. Imperialist garbage. She even has superior technology and everything and they follow her like castrated dullards. Wait...
 
2019-04-15 03:57:15 PM  
Or it's based on "The War Of The Roses" with less sex and violence.
 
2019-04-15 04:03:52 PM  

PlaidJaguar: Also, I've never see "wypipo" before - I assume it was already 'a thing" of which I have been blissfully unaware - but I find it insufferable.


That's So Wypipo!©
 
2019-04-15 04:16:17 PM  

Mr_Fabulous: Trigger Warning: TFA uses the word "wypipo" more than once.


More stupid than the term 'woke'.
 
2019-04-15 04:16:39 PM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Article did not suck. Pleasantly surprised.


Agreed. Author isn't wrong.
 
2019-04-15 04:17:43 PM  
That's just about the dumbest thing I've ever read.
Was there a point?
 
2019-04-15 04:18:30 PM  
They stare at me with the same pitying disbelief I feel when someone doesn't understand what I mean when I say that Willow and Jaden Smith remind me of Jaime and Cersei Lannister.

So that's how it is in their family.
 
2019-04-15 04:19:42 PM  

AteMyBrain: That's just about the dumbest thing I've ever read.
Was there a point?


The point is GoT is hot right now, and writing about it will get you clicks.
 
2019-04-15 04:20:13 PM  

DecemberNitro: PlaidJaguar: Also, I've never see "wypipo" before - I assume it was already 'a thing" of which I have been blissfully unaware - but I find it insufferable.

That's So Wypipo!©


I probably wouldn't have been so annoyed if I hadn't spent several long moment trying to figure out what it stood for after I was exposed to "DNPWADNIAESOVHD" last week.
 
2019-04-15 04:29:42 PM  
Considering ASoIaF is heavily influenced by various events in European history and not US history, I'd say this is wrong
 
2019-04-15 04:45:13 PM  

bhcompy: Considering ASoIaF is heavily influenced by various events in European history and not US history, I'd say this is wrong


We're repeating a lot of history in the US right now, both American and European.
 
2019-04-15 04:46:05 PM  

bhcompy: Considering ASoIaF is heavily influenced by various events in European history and not US history, I'd say this is wrong


Accuracy has no place in political statements.
 
2019-04-15 04:47:47 PM  

bhcompy: Considering ASoIaF is heavily influenced by various events in European history and not US history, I'd say this is wrong


This would make sense if it was played for those people in European history. It's not.
 
2019-04-15 04:48:18 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Spot on about Danaerys. She's a horror, basically a retelling of H. Rider Haggard's She, about a glittering white goddess bringing salvation to the benighted dark races. Imperialist garbage. She even has superior technology and everything and they follow her like castrated dullards. Wait...


I repeat: Daenerys is the actual villain of Game of Thrones.
 
2019-04-15 04:51:02 PM  

Hypnotic Harlequin: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Spot on about Danaerys. She's a horror, basically a retelling of H. Rider Haggard's She, about a glittering white goddess bringing salvation to the benighted dark races. Imperialist garbage. She even has superior technology and everything and they follow her like castrated dullards. Wait...

I repeat: Daenerys is the actual villain of Game of Thrones.


From my point of view, the Jedi awesome motherfarking dragons are evil.
 
2019-04-15 04:55:22 PM  

Erodeo: Pincy: I must be super White because I have no idea what wypipo means.

No, just unable to sounds things out in your head. White people. "wypipo". It's kind of a memetic catch all for things that white people do but seem alien to people of color because of cultural differences.


The phonetics of that could go a lot of different ways.

Y pee poo is how I read it.  With the emphasis on the "Y."
 
2019-04-15 05:11:58 PM  
I'm not into dragons and castles and other fat nerd stuff, but does it qualify as white privilege if you're killing or dying while battling for a throne or other things you want?  Is it wp because other races aren't killing or dying for the iron throne... or white and killing or dying on behalf of other white people?  I'm just not understanding where the definitions and lines are here metaphorically and where this applies in real life.
 
2019-04-15 05:28:36 PM  
I wish I got to read interesting stuff like Animal Farm and Lord of the Flies in 7th grade.
 
2019-04-15 05:38:05 PM  
When all you've got is a hammer...
 
2019-04-15 05:45:55 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: bhcompy: Considering ASoIaF is heavily influenced by various events in European history and not US history, I'd say this is wrong

We're repeating a lot of history in the US right now, both American and European.


Yeah the really really shiatty parts
 
2019-04-15 05:47:56 PM  
So he says it is the most awesome show ever?
 
2019-04-15 05:48:35 PM  
Now I understand the level of shock people feel when I tell them I've never tasted ice cream and don't want to.

Wat.
Why would you refuse to even taste it? I mean besides lactose intolerance.
 
2019-04-15 05:51:55 PM  
This article reads like a warning that someone is about to throw a white kid over the 3rd floor railing at a mall.
 
2019-04-15 05:52:52 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: I'm not into dragons and castles and other fat nerd stuff, but does it qualify as white privilege if you're killing or dying while battling for a throne or other things you want?  Is it wp because other races aren't killing or dying for the iron throne... or white and killing or dying on behalf of other white people?  I'm just not understanding where the definitions and lines are here metaphorically and where this applies in real life.


The author of that article has no idea what white privilege means.  White privilege as a concept has been so contorted and misapplied that the term is almost completely meaningless.  His basic premise, "GOT is basically an all-encompassing analogy for white America," is absurd and completely flawed.  Westeros is clearly designed as an analogy for medieval Europe under the Holy Roman Empire, and consequently cannot be an analogy for "white America."  There really isn't a single part of his analogy that makes any sense.
 
2019-04-15 06:02:39 PM  
Hypnotic Harlequin:
The author of that article has no idea what white privilege means.  White privilege as a concept has been so contorted and misapplied that the term is almost completely meaningless.  His basic premise, "GOT is basically an all-encompassing analogy for white America," is absurd and completely flawed.  Westeros is clearly designed as an analogy for medieval Europe under the Holy Roman Empire, and consequently cannot be an analogy for "white America."  There really isn't a single part of his analogy that makes any sense.

You might be taking him too seriously.
 
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