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13 Tweets And Memes That Perfectly Sum Up Everyone’s Frustration With The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Finale

After eight seasons of ice, fire, and blood the series finale of the epic TV show, “Game of Thrones”, finally aired on Sunday night. As expected, the conclusion to the beloved show polarized fans. While some expressed satisfaction at the unexpected and bittersweet ending, others claimed they felt duped by the unanswered questions and the rushed storyline of the final season.

Regardless, of the reception, there’s one thing for sure about the series finale: Twitter had thoughts. Look below to check out the most hilarious and on-point reactions to the “Game of Thrones” series finale! Warning! Spoilers ahead.

1. First off, we all had a few questions about the amount of work Bran did to win the grand prize.

Seriously, though. While everyone else has been freeing slaves, waging wars, returning from the dead, and marrying people they hate, Bran has spent the last few years tripping on peyote in the mountains with his friends. The dude out-smarted them all.

2. I mean, even Sansa had a few questions.

Sansa aired Bran’s business out like a savage before all of the Lords of Westeros. The girl seriously has no mercy.

3. Lord knows this is how Jon felt after he had to take matters into his own hands when Daenerys wouldn’t listen to reason.

All jokes aside, Jon crying while holding his aunt/lover’s lifeless body in his hands was a truly tragic scene. Especially knowing that he didn’t want to do it in the first place.

4. Honestly, props to Drogon for finally getting rid of that eye-sore.

Lord knows it was time. That throne of swords has caused more than enough trouble.

5. Literally, everyone’s reaction when Edmure “Coward” Tulley stood up to announce his bid for King.

Out of all the bloody slayings in the show’s history, Sansa’s “Sit down, Uncle” reaction to Tully’s little speech may have been the most brutal.

6. The biggest twist of the night:

Twitter was completely shocked (and more than a little thirsty) when Robin Arryn returned from wherever he was with a full Neville Longbottom-style glow-up. The last time we saw him, he was an obnoxious child who was too old to still be breastfeeding.

7. In the end, it looks like Tyrion was stuck doing a job he was “meh” about forever.

Tyrion practically begged Bran to let him go be an alcoholic in a brothel somewhere, and Bran pretty much said, “Nah, doing a job you hate for the rest of your life is punishment enough for your stupid decisions”.

8. Even in death, Brienne still stanned hard for Jaime.

But also, girl didn’t let the ink dry fully before she slammed that book shut. The Kingslayer’s page is going to be smeared forever. Smh.

9. Bronn’s new job seemed more unrealistic than any dragon ever did.

Why in God’s name was arguably the least-educated character on GOT awarded with the position of Treasurer for all of the Six Kingdoms?

10. The Night’s Watch is still a thing?

In arguably the funniest line of the night, when Jon learned his fate was to serve the Night’s Watch until the end of his days, his response was, “There’s still a Night’s Watch?”. Ours was too. Like, for what, tho?

11. All in all, it was an emotionally exhausting 80 minutes.

Not only did everyone have to deal with the frustrating plot points, but we also all had to deal with the end of a beloved series. Needless to say, there will be a GOT-shaped hole in our lives from this moment on.

12. At least our imagination can let us run wild as to what the future will hold for our favorite characters.

At least Jon Snow has another red-headed wildling to spend the rest of his days with. That’s the least he deserves for his heroics.

13. All in all, people are just trying to find a cure for this disappointment.

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Isn’t Vicks Vaporú supposed to cure all?

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Former Student Accused Of Raping Daisy Coleman Speaks For The First Time Since The Tragic Suicides Of Her And Her Mother

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Former Student Accused Of Raping Daisy Coleman Speaks For The First Time Since The Tragic Suicides Of Her And Her Mother

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Updated December 15, 2020.

This story is about suicide. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, text HOME to 741741, or visit SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources for further help.

In 2016, Netflix debuted the heartwrenching documentary Audrie & Daisy a film that examined the tragic experiences of two high school students. Audrie Pott and Daisy Coleman were two teens at the time of their sexual assaults. Both women were subjected to cyberbullying and abuse after their assaults and forced to heal with little support. But soon after her assault, Audrie Pott was driven to suicide by hanging.

The film showed that Coleman also struggled with suicide ideation after the assault.

Four years after the film’s debut, Coleman (who had become a sexual assault victim advocate) died by suicide.

In a post to her Facebook page in August, Coleman’s mother, Melinda, shared the news: “My daughter Catherine Daisy Coleman committed suicide tonight,” Melinda Coleman wrote. “If you saw crazy messages and posts it was because I called the police to check on her. She was my best friend and amazing daughter. I think she had to make it seem like I could live without her. I can’t. I wish I could have taken the pain from her! She never recovered from what those boys did to her and it’s just not fair. My baby girl is gone.”

Matthew Barnett, 26, who was accused of raping Daisy at a party in 2012 served only four months in jail for dumping Coleman – then 14 – on her mother’s porch in freezing temperatures.

According to DailyMail, Barnett has had the gross fortune of moving on from the ordeal. He has a new girlfriend and a $55,000-a-year job as a project manager for an industrial roofing firm called Delta Innovative Services.

Barnett has never spoken to media outlets about Daisy’s rape allegations or what happened at the party years ago. But after Daily Mail found him living in a Kansas City suburb last week he broke his silence. According to Daily Mail, after being asked about how he felt about the suicides of Coleman and her mother Barnett replied “I don’t really have any comment. It’s just very sad.”

“Barnett said that although he is ‘good’, he has found the experience of being accused of rape difficulty,” according to DailyMail.com and he replied “‘I still struggle with it but I’m okay.'”

In early December Melinda Coleman also died by suicide, according to an organization her daughter co-founded.

According to reports, the heartbroken mother posted about feeling defeated in the weeks before her suicide and after her daughter’s death.

“Albany wins. I’m dead,” Coleman wrote on Facebook on Nov. 18. The comment seemingly referred to the Missouri city that the Coleman family moved to after Daisy endured bullying for coming forward with her rape allegations.

Later on December 5, Melinda Coleman further spoke of her daughter’s suicide writing “4 mos ago today my baby girl left this world with a broken heart and spirit. Out of hope and full of despair. She took all her pain and worked to help others. Many used her and stilll are stealing her pictures and quotes simply for their own gain. The narssacists and users that have nothing to say so they steal her. The line became very blurred on some “friends”, others truly loved her. More than she could see in that terrrible moment. All she could see was the continued harrassment and cruelty and the damage sustained to her poor little body. I’d like to challenge everyone to be kind and lift up others in pain, especially sexual assault survivors and those hopeless in this holiday season. Send out light and love and protect each other and I will protect and pray for anyone who needs it. Let’s make this a Daisy Day filled with light, hope and love. Let’s work toward a justice system that stops failing the victims of rape. Let’s fill today with Daisys light and  love!”

Daisy Coleman co-founded, SafeBAE (a survivor-founded and student-led national organization working to combat sexual assault among middle and high school students) announced Melinda Coleman’s death on its Instagram page.

“We are in shock and disbelief to share with our SafeBAE family, that we lost Melinda Coleman to suicide,” the SafeBAE Instagram post wrote and went on to explain that Melinda lost her husband father in a car accident when Daisy was a child, her son, Tristan from a car accident in Kansas in 2018.

At the time of her assault, Coleman was 14 years old. She was sexually assaulted by a high schooler named Matthew Barnett and was dumped outside of her home wearing only a T-shirt in the dead of winter. The documentary film said Coleman had been left behind in sub-freezing temperatures and that her hair had stuck to the ground.

Barnett was eventually subjected to a felony sexual assault charge for what he did to Coleman but the charge was later dropped.

After, Coleman became a target for bullying.

Filmmakers followed Coleman for two years watching the ways in which Coleman and members of her family were subjected to the trauma of her assault.

“I definitely feel like people have certain views and perceptions about me and about cases like this because they’re uneducated,” then-19-year-old Coleman told People in a 2017 interview. “That’s exactly why I’m going out and trying to educate people on what’s going on in our society.”

Speaking about her experience, Coleman said that she didn’t hold any animosity against her attacker. “I honestly don’t have any vindictive feelings toward him,” Coleman told People. “I feel like all of that negativity that he put onto me was passed down to him at one point, so I felt the need to stop that kind of transaction of negativity and hate… I went through a lot of years of self-loathing and asking myself, Why me? So much ‘woe is me’… I just decided one day that I was done being negative about it. I needed to forgive myself for what happened.”

In 2017, Coleman worked to help others from being subjected to sexual violence for the national campaign SafeBAE — Safe Before Anyone Else.

If you or someone you know might be considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Or text “STRENGTH” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741.

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Nathalie Emmanuel’s Story Of How Emilia Clarke Defended Her Against A Male Costar On The “Game Of Thrones” Set Is Girl Power

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Nathalie Emmanuel’s Story Of How Emilia Clarke Defended Her Against A Male Costar On The “Game Of Thrones” Set Is Girl Power

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There’s no denying that “Game of Thrones” actress Nathalie Emmanuel is beloved by her fans.

As you might remember, those exact fans rallied behind her just a year ago when the series killed off her character Missandei in the final season. At the time, Missandei (who had come so far from her days as a slave in the series) saw her end when she was put back in chains and had her head chopped off. The death sparked a backlash that lambasted the series for maintaining its racial blind spots and doing Emmanuel’s character dirty. At the time, even Emmanuel’s co-star Emilia Clarke (Daenerys) reacted poorly to the death. Clarke who had previously admitted to having a close friendship with Emmanuel told Entertainment Weekly that she was shocked “because it comes out of f—king nowhere… I’m flabbergasted. Absolutely never saw that coming.”

So it’s no surprise that when speaking with British Vogue in a recent interview, Emmanuel shared an empowering anecdote that happened between her and Clarke.

Speaking about her experiences making the HBO hit, Emmanuel recalled an instance when Clarke defended her after a male colleague commented on her “revealing” costume.

“In my first season, my costume was pretty revealing and there was an incident with a supporting actor who made a comment about it on set,” she told British Vogue. “I mean, typical — and Emilia straightaway had my back. It got handled.”

Emmanuel went onto add that she instantly connected with Clarke on the “male-dominated set” when she came on in its third season.

“Emilia and I got on like a house on fire from the beginning,” she continued. “When I joined the cast, she had already been shooting ‘Game of Thrones’ for a few years, and she was definitely ready to have some female energy around her. She and I always looked out for each other… If you’re the only girls on a male-dominated set, it bonds you in a certain way.”

In a separate interview in 2019, Emmanuel described her relationship with Clarke as one filled with learning and love.

“Emilia, as a friend and colleague, is just such a joy,” Emmanuel said during the interview. “I really have thoroughly loved working with her. I loved learning from her. And we just check in with each other every so often.”

“She’s such a beast. As a woman, she really picks herself up and keeps going,” she added. “She’s really inspiring, I’m so proud of her.”

Speaking about the death of her GOT character, Emmanuel, who now stars in “Four Weddings and Funeral,” said fan reactions to her character’s death was important to her.

“It definitely caused me to reflect a lot more — about race and diversity more generally,” Emmanuel explained. “At the end of the day, if there’s ever a show on the level of ‘Game of Thrones’ again, representation has to be part of the conversation from the beginning. That way, there’s no single person who has to represent every other person of color.”

Speaking about being a character of color, Emmanuel said that “It’s a conversation I used to have a lot with Jacob [Anderson], who played Grey Worm, the only other major non-white character in the series. We were always really conscious of how much our being part of ‘Game of Thrones’ mattered to people. It made us really protective of Missandei and Grey Worm.”

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