It feels like forever since I have had any new Game of Thrones to watch…or any new A Song of Ice and Fire to read. In little over a month we all will get the seventh season of the hit HBO show. I am betting we will not get the last two books until the show has completed its run in 2018. I hope I am wrong about that but more and more it feels like that is what is going to happen. That means for now the show will be the officially unofficial canon of Westeros will be the show. As a writer I am not super happy about that but as a fan I just need my GoT fix already. To help satisfy that need I embark upon a 30 day blogging challenge about Thrones. I am going to try to answer each prompt once for the TV show and once for the books since a great many things differ. With that being said…
Day Four-Favorite House Motto
When I contemplate answering this one I think of that scene from the TV show where Lady Olenna talks about House Tyrell’s motto being lame and how the other great houses have far better words. It also reminds me of the scene where Brandon Stark is learning all the House words and being a little smart ass.
Everyone always wants to say that House Stark’s Winter is Coming is the best motto. But is it really? It’s a vague saying that is little more that the Boy Scout’s Be Prepared. There is but one house whose words directly speak to how they are and why they do what they do.
I speak of course of House Greyjoy and their words We Do Not Sow. It is such a statement such a motto for all the Ironborn madness we read about in the books and the less interesting less developed scenes in the HBO show.
We DO Not Sow says everything about the folks from the Iron Islands. They are not farmers nor do they really have the land to do much with crops. They are reapers, rogues, and thieves. They are a threat and in the books we see clearly how big a threat they actually are.
Read more of my 30 day Game of Thrones Challenge here