I did not know I’d be here a month ago. In case you completely missed it, I’ve been reading the first book in the Song of Ice and Fire series as my
punishment challenge for GoTMonth here at Sub-cultured. Here I am, thirty days later, writing a “Ship of the Month” post for you lovely people. (And because I’m going to continue reading, please PLEASE don’t leave any spoilers in the comments.)
“How after one month and one book are you writing a Ship of the Month article about GoT, JenSnow? This may be the question you’d like to ask me before reading the following article.
The answer is shut your mouth, I have a shipper’s heart and it beats strong within me.
However, as most find out the hard way, Martin loves to kill off characters faster than Arya can catch a cat, and it’s hard to ship a couple when one or both of them are dead. Instead of tears I focused on a ship that makes my heart soar, AND isn’t about romance at the same time.
I present to you: Jon Snow and Ghost, the only characters worthy to sit on the Iron Throne, in my opinion. (well alright. ONLY might be a stretch. And anyhow I wouldn’t wish that on them. The throne isn’t comfortable and they deserve some comfort.)
Here’s why this “ship”, which sails on platonic Bro-y waters, beat out some of the other, weak-as-hell pairings from Game of Thrones:
JON AND GHOST WOULD NEVER BETRAY EACH OTHER
Joff and Sansa were super cute up until the whole cutting-off-her-fathers-head-and-being-a-real-prick-about-it situation. Sansa’s fairytale was crushed in an instant when her prince turned evil, though frankly it was moving in that direction anyhow when Lady was murdered in cold blood by her awful father who may or may not have had it coming.
Ghost is always loyal to Jon, staying by his side no matter how slowly winter is coming or how cold it gets on top of the wall or how many gross dead banshees stick their fingers in Jon’s mouth. Jon, likewise, makes sure Ghost gets lots of bones and scraps from the table, and allows him to attack people in the forest if he wants. When Jon goes out for his accidental first rangering experience, Ghost is close behind. When Jon is whining and crying like a baby in his quarters, Ghost doesn’t even snap a pic or sub-tweet about annoying roommates. True loyalty.
JON SNOW AND GHOST ARE NOT UNKIND HUMANS
Catelyn and NotRobb are nice, they like each other enough, and their kids are pretty stellar. But Cat’s a super unpleasant human to be around if you’re Jon Snow…and we all want to be Jon Snow. Not to mention, now NotRobb doesn’t have a head anymore, which is probably going to start to fester and smell soon.
Jon has never been anything but lovely and sassy. He saved the direwolves to begin with, didn’t he? And he took Samw
isell under his wing and gave up the touch of a lady to protect the realm. He’s nice to Arya even when others in the kingdom are rude to her. Ghost is a wolf, not a human, so even if he were unpleasant, this one wouldn’t apply to him.
JON SNOW AND GHOST HAVE SURVIVED (So Far?)
I really love Drogo and Dany together, and I was really looking forward to Drogo tapping into his paternal side as his dragonhorse child grew up. But alas it was not to be. Drogo’s tapped out for the big pasture in the sky and Dany’s left with….well alright she’s got dragons so she’s probably doing alright.*
*I know she’s grief-stricken. Trust me—if I CRIED reading her story, then it’s certain she cried living it. This is all real life, right?
So far (fingers crossed extra tight on this one) Jon and Snow have survived—and done so with very minimal injuries. I would be much more weary of their fate had I not been watching bits and pieces of the show all along, and known full-well that they’re still kickin’ it Black Brother style. Further more, the reason one is alive frequently has to do with the other protecting their buddy. Now they have a sword so their odds are better. I mean if the other men with swords are any indication, it’s a very small amount better. But better nonetheless?
ONLY SHOWING UP IN THE LAST HUNDRED PAGES
Shae. Where you been, girl? You cute.
Jon and Ghost are around from the beginning. They’re almost “being around” hipsters in the GoT universe. In fact…isn’t Jon older than Robb? Bueller?
GREAT SO WHERE CAN WE GET MORE OF THESE ADORABLE FOOLS?
Check out that Etsy noise
Want to see what Jen knows? It’s not much, but she’s keeping track in our GoT Virgin Diaries column.