Game of Thrones is back for its eighth and final season Sunday night, and I for one am ready to be taken out of my misery.
My boyfriend has spent the last few months
torturing me rewatching the entire show, browsing character clip compilations on YouTube, and listening to a couple of Game of Thrones podcasts. Despite my whining, I’ve enjoyed reacquainting myself with long-dead characters, remembering that the original Daario looked like a surfer, and asking “wait, who’s that again?” at least four times per episode. But I’ve been haunted by something: Why the fuck don’t Daenerys’s dragons have saddles?
Like, I know this is a silly ask for a fantasy drama, and I’m not even going to get into how the hell she maintains a firm grip while riding these dragons. But I think the saddle question is valid. It’s very stressful watching Daenerys just hop coochie first onto Drogon’s very thorny back.
Would she not enjoy riding her dragon baby on a leather seat instead? Inquiring minds (ME!) would like to know.