Tim and I are huge Game of Thrones fans, and the final scenes of this week's episode sent us into fits of fanboy glee. Without giving too much away, Daenerys Targaryen, tiny little Mother of Dragons, kicked major ass.
In the series, the character is played by British actress Emilia Clarke and the UK's entire supply of lip-plumping gloss, but I think she just might be Asian, at least on the inside. I present my evidence below:
1. Daenerys has silver-blonde hair, violet eyes, and dark eyebrows. You know who also had blonde hair, violet contact lenses, and dark eyebrows? Any Asian girl in her early college years.
2. Daenerys married a foreign man who was much more sexually experienced than she was. When confronted by her own sexual ignorance, what did she do? SHE GOT A TUTOR. I totally would have too, and my mom would have paid for it.
3. Girlfriend is not afraid to eat blood and organ meat. She once ate a raw horse heart with an enthusiasm that would make any tiger mom proud.
4. She can spend the night inside a bonfire like it's no big deal (thus earning her the title The Unburnt). At the Korean sauna, there is one especially hot room called the bulgama which is usually set to 200 degrees Fahrenheit, and little grandmas hang out in there like that's no big deal. (True story: one time, Tim braved the bulgama but forgot to take off his glasses beforehand. When he came out, he noticed odd things with his vision...it turned out his LENSES MELTED.)
5. She has a tendency to fall in love with and adopt everything she runs into: dragon eggs, the Dothraki horde, slave armies, etc. But sometimes, she has trouble taking care of them all. I also have a problem with this, although I don't know if this is a generalized Asian tendency. Let's discuss.
6. (WARNING: this one is spoiler-ish) In this last episode, Daenarys totally pulled the Asian trick where people were talking shit about her in Valyrian, thinking she wouldn't understand, and she went along with it until the time came for her to make her move. Then she busts out with fluent Valyrian, and rubs their ignorance in their faces with savoir flare, heh heh heh. I've totally done that with both English and Spanish before. Sometimes you gotta let the stereotypes work for you, you know?