Monday, August 13, 2012

Jon Snow - You Know Nothing

My third entry is about everyone's favorite bastard, Jon Snow. He really is a fine character even though I think he takes life waaaaaaay too seriously. Lighten up Jon Snow! To be fair, he really does have a lot to deal with. However, he has brought a lot of it on himself.

Jon Snow doesn't really have a lot of nicknames like some of the others. The Bastard of Winterfell, Lord Snow, Lord Crow. All boring! On the Wiki page for ASOIAF, they say he is sometimes called The Black Bastard of the Wall, which is kind of funny. I don't remember anyone calling him that though! My hope is that one day, he hooks up with Dany and they rule the realm together. That's probably the subject of many a fanfiction!

Here is a picture of Jon Snow:

I am a big fan despite the lack of smiling. Seriously, does Jon EVER smile?! Jon is very handsomely played by Kit Harington, who I really enjoy. He sometimes makes Derek Zoolander faces and actually does look like a male model. He always looks so cold which I guess is to be expected. Thank goodness for his pelts!! Let's hope PETA never comes to The Wall, Jon Snow.

Here is a little history of Jon. His dad is Ned Stark (of the noble House Stark). But he can't be called Jon Stark because he is a bastard child. So apparently, bastards in the norrth have to take the last name "Snow" so everyone knows they are a bastard. This seems kind of mean, it's not their fault their dad has a wandering peen! But at least Ned didn't abandon Jon and took him home to my personal favorite castle, Winterfell and raised him with his half-brothers and sisters. His stepmom, Catelyn, is pretty much a raging bitch to him. He reminds her that her husband once cheated on her.

Jon doesn't feel like he has a lot of options in life and is sort of a moody teenager. So he up and joins the Night's Watch and heads to THE WALL without really giving it a lot of thought. I have never really understood this. It seems like people only join the Night's Watch as a last resort and it kind of sucks. Like criminals will go only because it's better than getting beheaded. I mean, look at this thing!

And look what you have to deal with when you go there:

Scary!! And once you join, you can never leave. If you do, you are automatically beheaded. Probably by Jon's own father, Ned Effing Stark!! Oh and you can never marry, have kids or have any fun once you join the Night's watch. I cannot understand why someone would join voluntarily. You have other options Jon Snow!

Reasons to love Jon Snow: Ok, maybe I am being a bit too harsh. Jon is actually a really likeable young man. And I guess I should give him props for taking things seriously. Someone has to in this incredibly dark world. He does get to have a little fun. He is super nice to his friend Samwell when no one else is. And I secretly like when he "joins" the wildlings. When he is with Ygritte, he gets to have a ton of fun! I can't wait until next season when they get to more of their scenes.

Kissed By Fire Ygritte!!

One of my favorite scenes in Season One is where Jon gives "Needle" to his little sister Arya. My heart just melts! Awwww!

Reasons to hate Jon Snow: Honestly, there really aren't any reasons to hate Jon Snow. I mean, just look at him! He is too serious sometimes, but he is brave and trustworthy. I would definitely feel safer knowing he was out there protecting me from all that weird shit by The Wall!

High School: Jon Snow would totally be an angsty teen who didn't hang out with the popular kids. While everyone else was out getting wasted, Jon would be in the library studying up on where he was going to college. He would feel like an outcast in his family even though his brothers and sisters totally love him. He would be a loner, but would befriend the occasional nerd who would look up to him. Girls would totally want to date Jon, but he wouldn't have any interest unless they completely threw themselves at him.

I will end this with a picture of Jon and his sweet direwolf, Ghost. I love that wolf!



  1. Wandering peen! Michael K would be proud!
    I remember being so mad at Catelyn for being such a bitch to Jon! I guess I can't blame her, but it's not Jon's fault!
    And I think Jon had a romanticized view of the Wall at first. He saw his uncle and thought that's where all the badasses go. Then he got there and it was freezing balls. No thank you.

  2. Yes, I guess I can see that. But I do think Ned could have warned him a little bit more about what the rest of his life was going to be like. The Wall sucks but at least Ygritte is there (sort of).
    I agree about Catelyn, I absolutely hated her at first, but she kind of grew on me. I like her as she currently is (and I won't say anything more as I don't want to be a Spoiling Sue).