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Let Us Tell You The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Character You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

The land of GoT is full of magic and superstition, a land where the designs of fate are evident in everyday life and where witches and dragons dictate the course of history, so what better way to honor it than to reveal which character you would be according to the personality traits of your Zodiac sign. Just please don’t go slaying dragons or setting cities on fire, please! 

We can’t help but wonder: would our Walter Mercado approve? Here are some of each signs main traits and why they fit the personality of some of the dozens of characters we have come to love and loath over almost a decade. Te vamos a extrañar, Juego de Tronos! 

Leo (July 23 – August 22)
What astrology says: the drama queen, basically. Gets others to express their feelings in a direct and truthful way.
So you are: Jon Snow, born Aegon Targaryen, the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen (sorry for the spoiler, camaradas!)

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Jon Snow has been a somewhat disappointing character, as he has not shown the wisdom some were expecting from him. His low voice and moody persona make him the perfect Leo. What a drama king, honestly. You know nothing, Jon Snow. I mean, he died and came back…. for what? Not a lot of time to find that out. 

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
What astrology says: Virgos teach us that service is the best path to happiness, serving yourselves and others is paramount to being
So you are: Ser Brienne Tarth

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Brienne is such a cool character that slays meanies and gender stereotypes. She is loyal beyond reproach and basically the friend we would all like by our side. We would love to see a spinoff show with just her delivering fierceness to the bad guys.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)
What astrology says: the diplomat. Libras hate chaos and therefore want people to hold hands and reach a compromise
So you are: Lord Tyrion Lannister

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Talk about a change in heart about a character! We started off kind of hating Tyrion, but as we came to know him and understand him, we realized that he is the diplomat who wants the least amount of blood shed. What a legend. La altura se mide de la cabeza al cielo. Special shoutout to Peter Dinklage, who has played this character magnificently.  

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
What astrology says: Scorpios are extremely intense and deep, everything is life or death for them and requires people to give their best
So you are: Lady Sansa Stark

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She has been forced to be wise beyond her years after seeing almost her whole family killed. She has had to take care of herself and don’t give her trust to anyone. Everything with her is deep… life has dealt her a tricky hand. Will she sit on the throne?

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
What astrology says: they take risks, are adventurous and chase the impossible
So you are: Grey Worm (Valyrian: Torgo Nudho)

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From slave to commander of a whole army. Grey Worm has defied the odds in life, war, and love. He takes risks, and it has paid off in terms of power, although he has suffered indescribable loss throughout his life. 

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
What astrology says: the master planner who seeks long term goals, he puts all the pieces in place for the dominoes to eventually fall
So you are: Melisandre, also known as Melisandre of Asshai, Lady Melisandre, The Red Woman and The Red Witch

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It took us ages to truly understand this character’s motivations. We fell in love with her weirdness and then marveled at her wisdom. She knew what is what all along, and played the long game. She saved them all, to be honest when she lit the fire to burn all those white walkers. 

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
What astrology says: the humanitarian and “mad scientist” of the horoscope, often wise beyond words
So you are: Brandon Stark, commonly called Bran

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He was forced to become a wise receptacle of ancient knowledge. It is hard to know where Bran starts and the Three-Eyed-Raven begins. He is the wisest of them all, a true water sign. 

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
What astrology says: the healer and artist, compassion and imagination are their motto
So you are: Samwell Tarly, or simply Sam

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He is not very athletic, but what he lacks in muscles he makes up with wit, intelligence, and compassion. We just love hearing him talk: such a smart, loyal knight. Lo queremos como BFF, pero para ayer!

Aries (March 21 – April 19)
What astrology says: this sign belongs to individuals who are pioneers and fight for their beliefs. They are fearless
So you are: Arya Stark

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What a gem! Arya slayed the Night King and if it was up to her she would rule over all. She has already won our hearts and minds. Go Arya, go! She is all that the Starks stand for: honor, family, and roots. 

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
What astrology says: provides security and helps us get the job done
So you are: Sandor Clegane, popularly nicknamed “The Hound”

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He has few words but is a practical man who protects his master. Just before he crossed over to the land of the dead he protected Arya (or did Arya protect him?), showing what true loyalty looks like. He certainly redeemed 

Gemini (May 21 -July 21)
What astrology says: full of energy, they encourage us to be ourselves, even though this might be seen as “freaky” by some
So you are: Shae

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We can divide Tyrion’s life in Before and After Shae! She taught him what true love is and made a good man out of him just before he set sail towards Essos. We can only imagine what her life with Tyrion would have been like had she not mate a bloody fate. 

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
What astrology says: individuals born under these signs are natural nurturers, they have deep roots, create nests and protect them
So you are: Daenerys I Targaryen, also known as Dany and Daenerys Stormborn

Yes, we know she broke a lot of hearts going full pyro, but she has goodness in her heart as well. She does care for her people and created a cozy home for her dragons, for whom she was a caring mother. The genius of this character lays in her many contradictions: passionate lover and cold stateswoman, mad queen, and mother of dragons. 

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From Taurus To Cancer, These Are The Most Compatible Signs With Virgo

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From Taurus To Cancer, These Are The Most Compatible Signs With Virgo

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Who are we kidding: one of the major reasons all of us check our horoscope is to find out what the future has in store for us when it comes to love and lust. After all, you know that if you’re really meant to be together, then it’ll be written in the stars. 

So Virgo, in honor of your birthday, we’ve put together a quick guide to point you in the direction of your soulmate.

Virgo with an Aries (March 21 – April 19) creates an explosively fiery passion.

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Part of what attracts you to Aries is the fact that they do everything with so much passion. You can’t help but be attracted to the fire in their soul. But Virgo, you can only function on their level for so long until you burn out. For you, a relationship with Aries takes work.

Compatibility: Low

Virgo with a Taurus (April 20 – May 20) is a matchmaker’s pick!

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Taurus are known for being super grounded and down to earth, and that’s exactly the kind of person you need in your life, Virgo. Your drive for perfectionism means that your Taurus can put things into perspective for you – they’re the yin to your yang, so to speak.

Compatibility: High

Virgo with a Gemini (May 21 – June 20) sees opposites attract.

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If one of your brutally honest friends had to describe you, Virgo, they’d say you’re a bit of a square. And, they wouldn’t exactly be wrong. That’s why Gemini can get on your nerves a bit … they’ve always got their heads up in the clouds when you’re trying to be realistic!

Compatibility: Low

Virgo with a Cancer (June 21 – July 22) means both love and lust.

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While on the surface it would seem like Cancer is a bit too emotional for you, Virgo, it turns out that they’re exactly the sort of person you need in your life – and they need you, too. Your pragmatism in the face of their emotional swings is what keeps them sane. And they remind you to stay in touch with your softer side. So you know what this means? You guys have fabulous, fulfilling sex. Noice.

Compatibility: High

Virgo with a Leo (July 23 – August 22) is one hell of a rollercoaster!

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Leo can definitely test your patience, Virgo. You’re a quiet achiever, whereas Leo likes to get all of the attention, wherever they can get it. Leo’s got a massive ego that needs stroking … and you’re more critical. As you can imagine, it’s pretty much the perfect environment for lots of silly bickering. Then again, every couple has those moments, right?

Compatibility: Medium

Virgo with a Virgo (August 23 – September 22) asks the question: can you ever have too much of a good thing?

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You’d think that being with someone who functions on the same vibe as you would be a match made in heaven. But, that’s only true to a certain extent. Given that the two of you are perfectionists and workaholics, you’d make a great power couple … that has almost zero romantic and sexual chemistry. If you want it to work, you’ve gotta work at it, Virgo.

Compatibility: Medium

Virgo with a Libra (September 23 – October 22) meshes realism with idealism.

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When people think Libra, they think social butterfly. When people think Virgo, they think shy. Virgo, you’re a realist, whereas Libras are an idealist. They say that opposites attract, but in your case, you’d probably find that the differences between you and Libra would eventually drag you away from each other. The both of you would really have to put in an effort to find your way back.

Compatibility: Low

Virgo with a Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) sees things heat up in the bedroom.

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While Scorpio and Virgo can build a really secure and safe relationship, you kids can come unstuck when it comes to your attitudes towards the bedroom. Scorpio tends to be all about the real carnal side of the beast with two backs, whereas Virgo is more about connecting emotionally through sex.

Compatibility: Medium

Virgo with a Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21) mixes fun and stability.

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It’s nice when you meet someone who’s as adaptable as you are. But in the case of Sagittarius, Virgo, you might find that they’re a little too spontaneous for your liking. That being said, they might get you to loosen up a little, which is never a bad thing in your case!

Compatibility: Medium

Virgo with a Capricorn (December 22 – January 20) is a match made in heaven!

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Capricorn’s brand of perfectionism fits pretty well with your brand of perfectionism, Virgo. The difference is that you strive for better because you want to do good, whereas Capricorn wants to be good – at everything they do. And that makes you good together!

Compatibility: High

Virgo with an Aquarius (January 21 – February 18) is a hella smart match.

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Because both you and Aquarius are intellectual sorts, you’d find that you’d have what Alanis Morissette called, “intellectual intercourse.” But since the pair of you have such different approaches to life, you’d probably find it a lot easier to work on a friendship together, rather than a real steamy, romantic relationship.

Compatibility: Medium

Virgo with a Pisces (February 19 – March 20) means sweetness in spades.

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There’s no denying it, there’s definitely an attraction between you two. You’re both devoted, thoughtful and detail-oriented souls – but where Pisces is a dreamer, you’re much more realistic. If you’re both able to navigate your differences, then there’s no stopping you! Chances are, though, you’d find that your relationship will always be an ongoing project.

Compatibility: Medium

Does this explain a lot about your current relationship? Or, maybe more about what went wrong in your last romance? Let us know your thoughts on our Facebook page by clicking the icon at the top of the page!

There Is Going To Be A Remake Of Disney’s ‘Hercules’ And It Is Going To Have An All Black Cast

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There Is Going To Be A Remake Of Disney’s ‘Hercules’ And It Is Going To Have An All Black Cast

There’s a new live-action stage version of Disney’s 1997 animated film “Hercules” at the Public Theater in New York City — and Hercules is Black as hell

In 1997, San Francisco Gate’s Peter Sack described the film as, “The great old Greek is turned into a ’90s-style athlete who gets endorsements, sandals named after him and a chance to stand tall among nymphs and muses.”

Sound familiar to you? Lest we not forget this was the same era that Michael Jordan did Space Jam and Shaquille O’Neal did Kazaam. The original animated film took inspiration from major athletes of the time and thus, it inevitably heavily references Black and hood ’90s culture. If you watch it now the sneakers, the gospel music, the humor, it probably seems so obvious. 

One might wonder with all these references to the Black popular culture of the ’90s, why didn’t the creators just make Hercules Black? Well, they finally have.

The story of Hercules.  

While most of us were forced to read and re-read Hercules in secondary school, not everyone may know the story. Hercules is the son of the king and queen of the gods, Zeus and Hera. When a prophecy foretells that he will eventually defeat the god of the underworld, Hades, Hercules is kidnapped as an infant. Unable to kill him, Hades is able to take his immortality away but not his strength. The baby Hercules is raised by a mortal couple. At 18 he figures out his real origins and is determined to become a hero so that he can return to Mount Olympus with the gods.

Meet your new Hercules.

Hercules at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, through The Public Theater’s Public Works Program is based on the 1997 animated film, and has kept Alan Menken’s musical score. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because he also created the music for Disney’s Aladdin. Jelani Alladin stars as the demi-god Hercules. Krysta Rodriguez plays his love interest Megara.

The difference between the stage musical and the film is that Disney has finally chosen to embrace their story’s Blackness. Rather than simply coding their narrative as one with allusions to Black culture, they’ve put that Blackness at the forefront and center. That’s what we call growth! Everybody loves Black culture, it’s time we start loving the people who make it. 

Danielle C. Belton of The Root describes the original as having flirted with African-American culture, while this new version embraces a multicultural cast. 

“While the film Hercules only flirted with African-American music and culture—the muses who were the “Greek chorus” throughout the film were patterned after classic, Motown-style Black ‘50s girl groups,” she writes. “This version of ancient Greece and the Greco-Roman gods features quite a few Black, Asian and Latinx people, including Jelani Alladin as the titular teenaged Hercules, and, of course—all five of the doo-wopping muses are…sistas with voices.”

How Hercules gave nods to Black culture. 

Hercules is something of a hood icon. It was the first time many kids probably saw Black women portrayed as the muses and Greek chorus. This gaggle of doo-wopping muses sang the funky, soulful Hercules theme. There were also pivotal aspects of hood culture, some of it is even social commentary. Hercules’s character is parallel to the superstar basketball players of the ’90s, their rabid fans, and endorsement deals. The creators, Ron Clements and John Musker, even referred to Hercules as the Michael Jordan of his time. 

In the movie, we see a young Hercules’ as he rises to fame for being a demi-God with some serious strength. When the hero-worship begins, he snags a sweet endorsement deal — but these aren’t Nike Jordans — they’re fresh to death Hercules sandals called Air-Hercs. When the villain Hades sees that one of his minions is rocking the Hercules sandals his response is simple and iconic: what are those?The phrase has now become a popular meme on Black Twitter going so far as being referenced in the “Black Panther” movieThe hero even has his own version of a Gatorade sponsorship, the drink is called “Herculade.”

A Latinx Megara embraces feminism.

Unlike other Disney women of the era, Megara was never waiting to be saved. She was sarcastic, witty, and pretty unimpressed with Hercules’ attempts to holler at her. Krysa Rodriguez’ Megara puts feminism at the forefront — again we see subtle codes made explicit. 

“In a new song, a pants-clad Meg imagines a world without men, envisioning it as a utopia where she could do as she pleases. A dopey, lovestruck Hercules, seeking to demonstrate his feminist credentials, replies clumsily, ‘My mom’s a woman,’” writes Adrienne Westenfeld for Esquire.

Diversity is always an improvement. We live in a multicultural world, there is never anything wrong with reflecting that in the stories we tell. After all, it’s the stories we tell that teach us who we are and who we will become. For Hercules that is learning the truth about his traumatic past to create a better future — for America, well, it’s no different.