The world may be falling to pieces all around us, but we all have our methods of coping.
For some, that method of coping involves escapism. Specifically, distracting ourselves by merging two ultimately meaningless trending topics of modern conversation into an amalgam of pop-culture significance. That certainly seems to be the case for one individual who recently found a way to combine Game of Thrones with “Look What You Made Me Do” — a combination which, for better or worse, is here to haunt us all.
Tenacious YouTuber Matthijs Vlot somehow managed to cobble together clips of Game of Thrones characters reciting lines from Taylor Swift’s first Reputation single, and the results are surprisingly entertaining. (Not to mention accurate.)
I mean, the man hours involved in this project alone are enough to warrant a standing ovation.
Though some of us may have been somewhat uninspired by Taylor Swift’s latest return to the public eye, you have to admit that the addition of Tyrion, Arya, Cersei, Jon Snow and the rest of the gang (if one can call them that) certainly serves as an improvement to the original song. In fact, I’m starting to wonder if Westeros itself couldn’t benefit from some pop music. (Hey, a girl can dream, right?)
I suppose I should offer thanks to Taylor Swift. Without “Look What You Made Me Do,” we may have never gotten this jewel of a viral video.