Part of the fun of watching Hollywood movies and TV shows is imagining what you'd do in an insane situation like a zombie apocalypse, a cosmic war, or having Robert De Niro as a relative. Of course, most of us know we wouldn't be the rugged protagonist who goes to extreme lengths to survive this craziness -- we'd be one of the corpses they run into during the first 15 minutes.
Unless, of course, they have Cracked in those parallel realities and we read this article. Sometimes, the best ways to survive in a movie universe can be shockingly, almost stupidly obvious, like ...
Game Of Thrones: Go Get A Job On Booze Island
Let's say you wake up in Westeros, the magical, wondrous land of Game Of Thrones. Where do you go? If you're not a bloodthirsty pervert, there's precious few options. Since you're on the internet reading about the ins and outs of fictional universes, we're assuming you're not the type who would want to sit on the Iron Throne -- all those sharp swords are terrible for your posture.
Should have brought along an ObusForme.
In this universe, staying away from shitstorms of violence seems impossible. There's the battle for the throne, the zombiecicles in the North, and generally people being murderous dicks everywhere, all the time, for no reason. (Plus, don't forget about all the literal dicks you'll be exposed to.) Is there anywhere that's even relatively safe? Also, seeing as how the world is a never-ending gauntlet of pain and suffering, how about somewhere where you can have a goddamn drink and relax for a moment?
Which brings us to ... the Arbor.
Per law, the map of Westeros can be printed only on a back covered with acne.
The Arbor is an island in the southwest corner of Westeros, known primarily for wine production. Think about it: In a world full of nonstop horrors, machinations, and calamities, these guys are famous for their booze. The Arbor's so booze-filled, in fact, that the ruling house is literally called Redwyne. That definitely sounds like something someone came up with while in a compromised state of mind.
Their sigil might as well be Nick Nolte's mugshot.