In the wake of the recently-finished season of HBO’s medieval fantasy mega-hit Game of Thrones, the show’s penultimate season, the goings-on of the fictional nation of Westeros have seemed as frequent a topic of conversation as the goings-on of our actual, real life country. Maybe that’s because the state of affairs in the world in 2017 have people yearning for an escape from the emotional burden of the world’s ills. Maybe, it’s just because Game of Thrones is so badass. In reality, it’s probably somewhere in the middle. But wherever the reasons for your current Game of Thrones fever fall on that spectrum, if you’re a fan of Thrones, you’ll no doubt get a kick out of this video, posted yesterday by Kristofer Hivju, the actor who plays Tormund in the show: The clip shows Hivju, along with Richard Dormer (who plays Beric), Rory McCann (The Hound), Iain Glen (Jorah) playing and singing to Tom Waits‘ “I Hope I Don’t Fall In Love With You.” And as you can see from Hivju’s incredibly strong hashtag game, the group is going by “The Brotherhood Without Banjos” (a play on the show’s “Brotherhood Without Banners”), which is just too damn good.Members Of Mastodon Appeared In The Game Of Thrones’ Season FinaleWe’re just as melancholy as the next guy about the prospect of waiting until 2019 for the show’s final season [note: plenty of time for all you uninitiated to finally get your shit together and catch up, already], but amazing nerd fodder like this certainly helps to soften the blow.[h/t – Consequence of Sound]
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