It's all over! After eight long seasons over what feels like forever, Game of Thrones has come to an end, leaving fans enthralled, bereft, disappointed, and, for some, a little angry with how it all went down. And let's not forget the media outlets, who will have to find something else to write about now that this worldwide cultural phenomenon has passed us by.
It goes without saying that the eagerly anticipated Game of Thrones finale has spawned an absolute deluge of hilariously funny memes. Some amusing, some insightful, they are all essential viewing for all you GoT fans out there, to get one final fix before the neverending winter descends.
So like Maisie Williams, we are all just here for the Game of Thrones memes now. Scroll down below to check out this list dedicated to the famous HBO series, compiled one final time by Bored Panda, and let us know what you think about the ending in the comments!
Now that the behemoth that was Game of Thrones is over, what happens to the fan sites, YouTube channels and Facebook groups that built an entire culture out of discussing it? To find out, Bored Panda spoke to Christian, who runs the popular page Game of Thrones Fans. "I hope that we will get some content over time, like history and lore videos on YouTube, prequels, maybe sequels even! Who knows? he told us. "Also, everyone is waiting for George to finish his book, obviously."
"But my plan is to promote good TV shows like I always did. Hopefully I will find a way because that is what I love the most! I would love it if I could do that till the day I die."
"I already put some ideas in motion like my page Binge Watchers where i would like to suggest some good tv shows/ series for the fans to watch and check out."
Despite some misgivings about the final season overall, Christian believes the show finished in a satisfactory way. "For sure the ending gave fans some type of closure even tho most of them aren't happy to see who ended up on the Throne," he told us. "Most of fans blame sloppy Game of Thrones plot writing for that but I'm not so sure."
"After a lot of years following Game of Thrones there will just be this void now it's finished and I don't think any prequel or spin-off can fill that one."
"The working title for the first prequel is Bloodmoon so I guess it has something to do with the Targaryens, but I might be wrong. My wish would be to see Robert's rebellion and the Targaryen civil war on the big screen, and I think most of the fans will agree with me on this one."
"Also some fans are speculating that we might see some of Arya's adventures west as a spin-off on HBO but who knows! All us Game of Thrones fans have left to do is to wait and see."
Apart from an Arya's spin-off, Christian can see two others possibly happening one day. "I think Grey Worm freeing the island of Naath would make a great series," he said. "Also Jon Snow and Tormunds' story beyond the wall, since they didn't seem like they would go back to the wall."
What do you think? Would you like to see some Game of Thrones cast in spin-offs and prequels? Or would you rather just wait for George RR Martin, the master storyteller himself, to end it properly in his books? Scroll down below to check out some of the best memes in the meantime, and let us know what you think in the comments!