The Game of Thrones Season 8 Premiere Might Foreshadow Daenerys Sacrificing Herself

Helen Sloan, HBO
Helen Sloan, HBO

A lot of things happened in "Winterfell," the season 8 premiere of Game of Thrones. Many of the show's biggest characters reunited, Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen went on a dragon-riding date, and Samwell Tarly broke the news to Jon about his true lineage.

But could those reveals foreshadow Daenerys sacrificing herself?

One fan on Reddit believes that because Sam asks Jon if Daenerys would give up the throne to save her people like Jon did, it means Daenerys will want to prove Sam wrong and sacrifice herself while fighting the Night King. At first the user, u/jordiwankenobi66, thinks she wouldn't because she's been trying to reclaim the Iron Throne since the beginning of the show, but eventually came around to thinking that perhaps the Mother of Dragons would ultimately fall in battle.

"I started thinking that maybe this was some massive foreshadow, and Dany will surprise us and make a heroic sacrifice at the end of the story," the Redditor explained. "Maybe she will dramatically sacrifice herself fighting the Night King on Drogon and effectively 'give up the throne' by sacrificing her own life."

A second possible foreshadowing of a potential Daenerys sacrifice happened when Jon told her that the people of the North will never accept her until she's proven she's worthy. Dying for her people would certainly obtain that trust, even if it is the most extreme measure. Perhaps the Khaleesi's destiny is to save the realm, not rule it, but we'll have to wait until the rest of the season airs to find out.

Looking to Downsize? You Can Buy a 5-Room DIY Cabin on Amazon for Less Than $33,000

Five rooms of one's own.
Five rooms of one's own.
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If you’ve already mastered DIY houses for birds and dogs, maybe it’s time you built one for yourself.

As Simplemost reports, there are a number of house kits that you can order on Amazon, and the Allwood Avalon Cabin Kit is one of the quaintest—and, at $32,990, most affordable—options. The 540-square-foot structure has enough space for a kitchen, a bathroom, a bedroom, and a sitting room—and there’s an additional 218-square-foot loft with the potential to be the coziest reading nook of all time.

You can opt for three larger rooms if you're willing to skip the kitchen and bathroom.Allwood/Amazon

The construction process might not be a great idea for someone who’s never picked up a hammer, but you don’t need an architectural degree to tackle it. Step-by-step instructions and all materials are included, so it’s a little like a high-level IKEA project. According to the Amazon listing, it takes two adults about a week to complete. Since the Nordic wood walls are reinforced with steel rods, the house can withstand winds up to 120 mph, and you can pay an extra $1000 to upgrade from double-glass windows and doors to triple-glass for added fortification.

Sadly, the cool ceiling lamp is not included.Allwood/Amazon

Though everything you need for the shell of the house comes in the kit, you will need to purchase whatever goes inside it: toilet, shower, sink, stove, insulation, and all other furnishings. You can also customize the blueprint to fit your own plans for the space; maybe, for example, you’re going to use the house as a small event venue, and you’d rather have two or three large, airy rooms and no kitchen or bedroom.

Intrigued? Find out more here.

[h/t Simplemost]

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Miss the Arcade? This Retro Arcade Cabinet Brings Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga to Your Home

Amazon
Amazon

It's hard to find a video game character more iconic than Pac-Man, but his female counterpart gave him a run for his money when she debuted in 1982. Now, Ms. Pac-Man is available to purchase as a retro arcade cabinet taken straight from the golden age of gaming.

The arcade cabinet, which is selling on Amazon for $3300, combines Ms. Pac-Man with the classic space shooter game Galaga. The hardware also includes the hidden bonus games Pac-Man, Speedy Pac-Man, Speedy Ms. Pac-Man, and Rapid Fire Galaga.

Playing Ms. Pac-Man on the cabinet at home feels just like playing in a real arcade. The joystick and buttons that players remember have been faithfully recreated. There's even a coin slot like you'd find in the real game, but this one has been deactivated so you can chase your high score for hours without stocking up on change. The side panel is decorated with the original Ms. Pac-Man artwork, making the cabinet an eye-catching piece of home decor even when you're not using it.

If you have space in your basement, rec room, or any room in your house for a 5.6-foot-tall arcade cabinet, you can order the product from Amazon today with free shipping. If you're looking for a more low-key way to celebrate your love of Pac-Man, Monopoly recently released a special Pac-Man edition game complete with a miniature arcade cabinet.

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