Winter is coming but the cold never bothered me anyway – Game of Thrones Giveaway Winner Announced

ERMAHGERD! Is the pigeon not cooked, Gary?!{image}

ERMAHGERD! That pigeon is raw, Gary! {image}

I’d always suspected you were all in equal parts twisted and hilarious.

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been running a great competition to give away a box set of Game of Thrones books by George R R Martin, thanks to Bookworld. To win, all you had to do was suggest the weirdest predictions for Season 5 of the television series.

I set you quite a challenge but SEVEN HELLS you all stepped up and went beyond the call of duty. I’ve had a very difficult time choosing between them all. Thank you (I think) so much for dropping by and allowing me a quick peek inside your truly beautiful and crazy heads.

Before I announce the winner, I’d like to share some of the themes that surfaced.

Seems like you’re very interested in making GoT a musical, possibly cabaret, or perhaps a Disney movie.

Yes I know winter is coming but the cold never bothered me anyway.

Many of you are obsessed with Jon Snow and if you can’t have him, you want the Mother of Dragons to.

Several of you wanted to see a mash-up of Harry Potter and GoT which I think someone really should get on to.

I recommend that you go look at all the comments because every one is brilliant, but here are some of my favourites:

  1. “Jon becomes head of the Night’s Watch and his first decree as commander is that black is sooooo last year, so he orders new pink uniforms for everyone, with a matching tiara for himself.” – Mitchell Osmond
  2. “All the boy actors get together to do a Broadway number with high kicking, top hats and tails while the girls perform synchronise swim routines, always smiling in the swamp. While this is happening the dragon creature sings “Puff the magic dragon” while the little dwarf guy paints his nails.” – Mark Downey
  3. “Bran takes over Hodor’s mind again and gets stuck. Unable to transfer back to his own body he begins his new life as Whoredor, working long nights at Littlefinger’s brothel until he catches the eye of Loras Tyrell.” – Alesha Martyn
  4. “We watch a “White Wedding” episode; Billy Idol makes a cameo” – Ed
  5. “Varys and Tyrion sail to Mereen and Varys hangs out with Grey Worm and share gelding stories. Tyrion realises he’s actually a Replicant and only has six hours to live.” – JuzzyTribune
  6. “It’s revealed Joffrey was actually killed by raw pigeon meat leaving Masterchef judges aghast.” – Joe Crisafulli
  7. “Danaerys finally discovers that kittens are a lot easier to manage than dragons, and changes her title to ‘Mother of Kittehs’. The people of Mereen are understandably confused by this, but are on the whole grateful that they’ll escape being turned into crispy critters. Drogon, however, is not impressed at all, and launches a campaign against his former mistress to win back her love. His idea of ‘love tokens’, though, is somewhat bloodthirsty – and there’s only so much well-done goat that one woman can eat.” – The Conscience Vote

The competition was fierce and I whittled it down to two very, very good contenders. One deserved to win for sheer oddness, the other on epic punnage and the sheer volume of their predictions. I wish I had two sets of books to give away!

In second place, winning a smug sense of accomplishment and a virtual pat on the back, is Andrew Mc, who gave us this punny prediction (and about 10 others – go check them all out):

“Rumours of Shae’s death have reached her father, Lord Butters, back in Lorath. With his mind churning, he immediately instructs one of his spies, Mar Jarine, to travel to King’s Landing to confirm or debunk the rumours. Mar Jarine wastes no time spreading himself around King’s Landing.”

Which leaves this winning prediction from Sue Knight, who wins the box set of books and membership to the smug I’VE READ THE BOOKS SO I KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN club:

“The Hound is sent to obedience school and after weeks of Walkies with the Walkers, he returns with a full poodle makeover.”

And now I want to see that in Season 5. Who do I need to talk to, to make that happen?

Congratulations, Sue, I will be in touch about delivering your books!

Thanks again for entering, lovely ones. If you didn’t win, fear not, you can still buy the set here. It’s going to be a long nine months until the next season, after all…

Comments

  1. Andrew Mc says:

    Well done Sue and thank you Frog for the pat

  2. Great job Sue!!!!!!!! Congrats! 🙂

  3. sue knight says:

    Soz to pip you at the post Andrew (actually I’m a tad chuffed that I won)…..love that there are so many like minded peeps out there and a bunch of lilly pads to Frog for her excellent decision, kaching.

  4. I couldn’t enter this as I know barely anything re GoT. I watched S1 on DVD when it was released and have since ‘meant’ to borrow the other seasons but haven’t gotten around to it. (Indeed, I’ve recently chosen House of Cards and Orange is the New Black instead, so I mustn’t be very motivated!)

  5. YEAH – Made the list of almost a winner. Congrats to Sue and Andrew.

  6. Some of those were very clever, mine was pants, and not just because I’m the only person in the world who hasn’t seen the series or read the books ,OH THE SHAME 😉

    • Five Frogs says:

      Get on it Emily, it’s a great (but challenging) series. Watch the show first, then read the books…

  7. Well done Sue! Chuffed to see my own name up there on the favourites list. Thanks for the fun comp, I’ll have to go get those books now!

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