So maybe listening to gaming lullabies or to Jeff Bridges’ smooth and silky spoken word album isn’t for everybody. If storybooks are more of your thing, you may want to try Mashable’s Goodnight Westeros on for size when you’re looking to drift off to dreamland–just don’t show it to your kids.
Yes, it is exactly what you’re thinking. The Mashable crew took Margaret Wise’s classic children’s book Goodnight Moon and twisted it into something much darker, and full of terrors: a Game of Thrones-themed parody. So, if you were ever wondering what it would look like if George R.R. Martin penned a kids story, or even what Cersei Lannister might have read to her offspring as they matured, you’ll want to feast your eyes on the above video.
Just in case you don’t remember the original, and want a better look at how close the parody is, here’s a YouTube video depiction the source material:
So, instead of the small green room, we have Mr. Martin perched on his very own Iron Throne, typing away about the goings on in his blood-stained Westeros. Bran’s dire wolf Summer replaces the cow jumping over the moon and Daenerys’ dragons sit in place of the three bears. As far as poetry goes, the video did a decent job rhyming Lannister with wine cannister, ice wall with severed head’s fall, and even treacherous whore with Hodor. While it was fun seeing references to the show, it would have been awesome to see Tyrion and Daenerys incorporated a bit more.
What did you think of Mashable’s video? Would you read this to your children at night? Let us know in the comments below.