Well, it’s done, it’s over. Game of Thrones has come to an end after eight seasons of dominating our TV screens and often, our hearts. Love it or not, this has been a cultural moment that won’t be soon matched, so take that for whatever it’s worth. However, despite just ending last night, fans from around the world have come together to express their disappointment in how things ended, some even stating that the show hasn’t been good in years. As this gathered steam online, more people added their signatures to those who felt betrayed by something they once held dead. But, one local Game of Thrones fan thinks if we’re all being honest with ourselves, the thing we are going to miss the most is having something to complain about.
Meet Lindsey Boomstone, an avid Game of Thrones fan who proudly displays her collectors edition copies of the original book series for any and all visitors in her home to see. After the finale on Sunday night, Boomstone took to Twitter, Tumblr, and Google+ to vent her frustrations over the horrid writing and inevitable final shock that everyone and their mother will be writing think-pieces about until the sun explodes.
Several hours later, Linsdey shared that she had finally run out of steam, but that she would miss complaining for hours on end like this now that she was over. “I feel like I really got to know you all through this process,” she tweeted, with the exact right amount of sad faces. “I hope we all continue to watch TV together and roast our shows like we have these last 8 years.” Isn’t that sweet?
*A quick word on our previous statement about Google+. We were curious why Lindsey had specifically attempted to share her thoughts on Google+, a social network that had supposedly been taken down. What we learned is that Google+ is alive and well on the underground, full of interesting conversations and memes you wouldn’t believe. Unfortunately, as soon as we uncovered this exciting discovery, our phones and computers linked to those Google+ accounts slowly turned into a black sludge, leaving an awful stain on the carpet.
Unfortunately, like camp friends, even Lindsey knows they relationships aren’t bound to last now the thing connecting them was dead and buried. Sure, they are making a prequel series, but we know it won’t be the same. There are just too many TV shows now that it is impossible to create such a wide fanbase as Game of Thrones has sustained. Even if we hated it, we hated it together, and that was beautiful for what it was.
We’ll leave you with some final words from the person this has all been about, Lindsey. “Our clown makeup might be off, but our hearts will take a little bit longer to heal. That’s OK, that’s life. Embrace it for what it is.”
This was written by Nathan Ellwood, who knew that one thing would happen, but didn’t see that other thing coming. Wow. Hoo boy. Yikes. Follow him @NPEllwood.