'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Memes: How the Internet Is Distracting Itself Until the Premiere

Memes keep the internet turning; without them the web would devolve into chaos. These pictures of dogs saying funny things or Thanos having Ant-Man up his butt are crucial to keeping the ecosystem of the web in balance. They keep us entertained when waiting for the next big pop culture moment, like season 8 of Game of Thrones. For the past two years, fans have had to tide themselves over with funny pictures of Ned Stark and Hodor in order to distract themselves from the lack of actual GoT content.

With the final season of HBO's Game of Thrones nearly upon us, we thought it would be a good idea to look at the memes that have helped us make it through the wait while winter is coming.

Game of Thrones Memes

When season 7 first ended in April 2017, fans thought waiting would be impossible. Pictures of Ned Stark waiting for Winter were spread across the web in an attempt to cash in on some of that anticipation. Fan pictures of the dragons, giants and cast were all over reddit and Twitter, though it wasn't enough. Meme accounts started to pop up online in an attempt to fill that Game of Thrones vacuum.

Even George R.R. Martin got in on the meme game.

But, even with all the memes, this is exactly how fans will feel once this is all over.

Are you ready for the finale? Do you plan on getting on the Game of Thrones meme train in season 8 before its too late? Let us know in the comments and check out some of our expanded Game of Thrones coverage below:

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