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Are you big fans of Tumblr? Here at MakeUseOf, we certainly are. The blogging platform brings together the idea of blogging together with social networking and has become home to some of the most creative, entertaining, humorous and thoughtful posts we’ve ever come across. With an easy-to-use backend that lends itself to both creating new content and sharing content that you like, it is home to some of the most viral content on the Web.
The sheer amount of content on Tumblr makes it a joy to browse (as well as easy to lose hours of your day in the blink of an eye), though sometimes you really do have to filter through a lot of repetitive content to get to the good stuff. For that reason, we’ve put together lists of recommended Tumblr blogs that we think you should be following. We’ve already introduced you to 8 Tumblr blogs every writer and book lover should follow, 7 news and political blogs you should follow, 10 humorous Tumblr blogs, 6 Tumblr blogs for history buffs, and this week we’re taking a stab at all things Game of Thrones on Tumblr.
There are several hilarious Game of Thrones (GOT) mashups that we’ve come across. For reasons that we can’t understand, but won’t question, some creative individuals out there have asked themselves the questions – what would happen if Game of Thrones met 30 Rock? Or what if Game of Thrones met Arrested Development. Best of all, what would happen if Game of Thrones met Justin Bieber? The answers are three hilarious mashup Tumblr blogs that bring everything that we love about the HBO TV show, together with mainstream pop, awkward comedy and more.
GOT in the Real World
While the Tumblr blogs above ask the question what would happen if Game of Thrones met other imaginary characters and celebs, the following Tumblr blogs ask a slightly different question – what would happen if GOT collided with the real world of fashion? The result is some pretty entertaining blogs, one of which is entirely dedicated to Daenerys Targaryen’s fashion choices in the modern world. What Would Khaleesi Wear is a genius blog which finds modern-day outfits that look like something you’d see on Daenerys. There’s even a store on the blog where you can buy GOT-inspired paraphernalia, jewelry, t-shirts and more.
A Game of Clothes is another fashion-inspired blog, but doesn’t focus on any one character in particular. It does, however, focus on women’s fashion. Shots from runways, jewelry and more – all of which look like they would fit right at home on the Game of Throne’s set can be seen on the blog.
GOT Memes & GIFs
A show as popular as Game of Thrones is bound to produce an endless amount of memes, and nowhere is that more obvious than on Tumblr. There is no shortage of Tumblr blogs chock-full with Game of Thrones memes and GIFs – thought-provoking, amusing, artistic – there’s something in there for everyone.
F*ck Yeah Game of Thrones is a good place to start since they’re keeping an eye on all the other GOT tumblr blogs and reblog that content so if there’s something good out there in Tumblr-land – they’ll probably find it. FYGOT tends to focus more on the artistic GIFs and content that stays true to the show itself.
If you’re looking for something a little more amusing, that doesn’t take itself too seriously, Thrones Meme and Game of Laughs merge all that is good about Game of Thrones with all that is good about Internet humor and you know the final result is hilarity that could keep you busy for hours.
GOT Fan Art
Love it or hate it, fan art has found its home on the Internet, and Game of Thrones has certainly been no exception. Two Tumblr blogs that feature some of the most striking fan art we’ve seen are Gallery of Thrones and F*ck Yeah Game of Thrones Art. A Gallery of Thrones accepts submissions from Tumblr users but does specify the kind of art that is accepted – 2D and digital drawings, paintings, illustrations; crafts, sculpture, anything handmade or one of a kind. If you’ve got some ideas for GIFs, then you’re better of sending them the way of the blogs listed above.
Any list of recommended Tumblr blogs for GOT fans would not be complete without two more recommendations. My Mom Watches Game of Thrones is a great GIF-filled blog, but one that brings with it the added delight of watching the show through a mother’s eyes. Comments on particular scenes and story-lines accompany the GIFs. And of course, with it being the Internet, there was bound to be at least one blog that had something to do with cats. You’d think it might be a little bit difficult to find a way to merge the Internet’s fascination with cats together with Game of Thrones, but Game of Kittehs is a hilarious success.
What must-follow Game of Thrones Tumblr blogs would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments.