Why we’re covering this: Game Of Thrones season six just resurrected Jon Snow, and while we’re waiting to see what happens to Daenerys Targaryen and Rickon Stark (remember him?), we’ve decided to bring back this amazing map of Westeros — after all, we’re old-school fans and as any fantasy fan knows, you gotta have a map.
“Siri, what’s the fastest route to Winterfell from here?”
Um, this is awesome. And potentially the best birthday gift ever?
…If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, that is… (and is that even anyone anymore? Will the last non-GOT fan please turn out the lights?)
SOMEONE HAS MADE A GOOGLE-STYLE MAP OF WESTEROS.
Really. It’s as simple as that.
Or, well, probably not at all simple. This probably took this super-nerd who goes by the name “MongoLife” a long fucking time to do (MongoLife, I am using ‘super-nerd’ with only the highest praise, I assure you). Point is: It’s here, and it’s available for purchase.
Basically, what that means is that you can get the highest number of love points from your GOT fanboy/girl significant other with virtually no effort by ordering it online here for the indisputably reasonable price of $21-34 (or $50-60 with frame), depending on the size.
Yes, I know it’s all so much to take in. You’re thinking…
UH OH I AM GENERALLY PRO-OPTIONS BECAUSE I LIKE TO CUSTOMIZE EVERYTHING I CAN TO FEEL LIKE I’M MAKING CHOICES ABOUT MY IDENTITY BUT ALSO LIKE SO NERVE-WRACKING BECAUSE WHO AM I??!
Breathe… Everything’s cool.
Now listen. I totally get it. Here’s the thing:
Okay, so I’m not like qualified to provide professional advice, so let me just say I’m making a strong friendly suggestion solely based on my own personal subjective opinion that — Okay, I’m no size queen, but let’s be real: there’s just no reason not to go supersize, I mean, come ON!
Your friends are gonna see this. And they are going to love you for it. It’s just a question of how much they’ll love you…
Why put up a dinky 12″ x 18″ map of Westeros up on your wall when you can spend $13 more and have an immensely impressive 24″ x 36″.
I’m not saying… I’m just saying.
Regardless of which house you fit into, whether it’s a Jaime or a Daenerys you’re after… Get the map. You’re welcome.
Previously published on May 10, 2015.