So here I am in front of you with all the hard work compiled in a photo shoot done by my supremely talented artists behind the lens presenting you what should be called a wonderful capture of imagination. But the real challenge this time was not to decide the location or dress or make up but it was the theme for the photo shoot that was eating up my mind.
So one of my friend suggested me to opt for something that is doing rounds in internet and hence followed by millions at the same time which off course made my work pretty much simple because the first thought that got stuck in my mind, which almost every 3 out of 5 people across the world are mad about was none other than GAME OF THRONES.
So we decided to work on a theme which is as brave, as cunning, as beautiful and as mysterious like GAME OF THRONES.
Now Game of Thrones may be best known for its surprise beheading and near omnipresent nudity, but there’s much more to it than this. Next to the naked dragon queens and stinging betrayals, its deeper morals often fall to the wayside— but they’re there, hiding behind every brain and barbarian.
Many fantasy tales focus heavily on the “happily ever after,” but this is not so with Game of Thrones. Martin tells a story that is epic, exciting, but most importantly, realistic. No, I’m not talking about the dragons and whitewalkers. I mean the storyline— the way things unfold. Martin forgoes the idealism of happy endings and how things ought to be. In real life, you never know what’s going to happen, and this sentiment is portrayed perfectly in Game of Thrones.
The good guys aren’t guaranteed to win and the bad guys won’t necessarily die a slow and painful death. In fact, in Game of Thrones, the bad guys often triumph and the good guys often die. Life is full of twists and turns, and more often than not, things don’t turn out as expected. Game of Thrones is perfectly unidealized, renouncing the monotony and predictability of the stereotypical hero’s journey and telling a tale based more so in realism.
Game of Thrones is filled with characters who are seen as inferior for some reason or another. Tyrion the dwarf, Jon the bastard, Bran the Broken, Davos the Onion Knight, Brienne the Beauty, and the list goes on. Despite the labels stuck to these characters, though, none of them are held back. They wear their so called weaknesses as a badge of pride, finding beauty in their uniqueness. Bran embraces his strengths as a warg, Brienne devotes herself to the art of combat, and Tyrion… well, everyone knows how awesome Tyrion is. As he says, “Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you.”
Game of Thrones demonstrates that death comes for everyone, from noble lords to innocent children.
Being an upstanding citizen doesn’t make you immune to speeding cars or diseases. Each one of us is as vulnerable to death as the next, and eventually, it will come for us all, whether as an accidental misstep on a roof or an overly aged body. It could be tomorrow, or it could be in ninety years, but all men must die, so while alive, make every moment count. Do what you love, spend time with loved ones and be grateful, because, as Martin relentlessly shows, any moment could be your last.
The twist and turn in this epic drama makes me impatient like I was never before. Even I did not waited for my 10th & 12th board result with this much anxiousness as I wait for the next episode of GOT and I am quite sure there would be other people like me who have spent sleepless nights waiting for the climax that is going to get unfold in the next episode.
So to all the peeps out there just remember “the fruits of patience are always sweet”. And to all the people out there who don’t watch GOT I would like to say “you don’t know anything”!
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