D.B. Weiss: It became very clear very early on that Alfie Allen’s performance as Theon Greyjoy in season two was going to be a standout (…) but he was still worried about the state of his role. Would he be coming back in season three? He wasn’t in book three. Were we just going to kill him? We didn’t say. Eventually, we sent him this scene:
David Benioff: We didn’t hear from Alfie for two weeks. Finally, we called him. (…) We asked him if he’d consider coming back as a zombie, which sometimes happens to people in this show. After a long silence on the line, he said he’d consider it. “It would mean having no dialogue and being naked most of the time,” we said, “but it would still be acting.” He drew the line at naked zombie.
(“Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones”, by Bryan Cogman) (Prank One)
do u guys understand how creepy the pledge of allegiance is though like every day when ur a kid everybody just chants how great america is every morning it’s creepy
You do that every morning???
is this a real thing i thought that was just in the simpsons
Wait, other countries don’t do this.
I just realized how strange this might seem.
I was really sick at high school one day and during homeroom when we got announcements and had to the the pledge, I didn’t move to stand. I kept my head on the desk. We had a sub who flipped her shit that I didn’t stand or say the pledge. “STAND UP!” she yelled and I said “no” with my face in the desk. Then she started shouting again and I lifted my head and interrupted her. “I have a 102 degree fever, I have a test next period, and I’ve said the pledge EVERY DAY since kindergarten. I think I can skip a day” then put my head back down.
I never realized how fucked up it was to stand up and worship the american flag every day like that. Isn’t that something that like communist countries do—oh.
Same thing here since kindergarten till highschool (so, from ages 3 till 17/18). It wasn’t done in a classroom, though, but in the schoolyard where the flag pole was, with everyone lined up by class, and you had to sing while the flag was being raised.
It wasn’t the pledge, but an anthem (Aurora), but the sentiment remains the same.