Surviving College: Game Of Thrones Edition

GameOfThronesCollege is one of those crazy times that not everyone chooses to go through. If you’ve decided to make the next step in furthering your education, be prepared. College is nothing like high school. Well, maybe the people don’t always change but with thousands of students on campus and numerous classroom buildings, certain people are always easy to avoid. Still, college is an entirely different world, and the best advice that anyone can prepare you with are the words of warning and vigilance from House Stark, one of the greatest, most noble houses of Westeros. Winter is Coming.

  1. Don’t worry about trying to fit in. Just be yourself and don’t worry about what anyone else thinks.

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High school might have been the time for trying to fit in with this group or that clique, but you’re in college now. You don’t need to be someone you’re not in order to fit in. College is a time to figure out what you want to do with the rest of your life and how you want to live it. Don’t worry about other people and what they think. Their opinions don’t matter. If someone doesn’t like you, move on. There are plenty of other people for you to meet.

  1. Don’t become an alcoholic every weekend.

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It’s easy to get caught up in the partying and drinking on weekends, especially if you live on campus. Everyone always seems to be going out and having a good time, and you don’t want to be left out. The best advice anyone can give you: know your limits and get your work done. Then you can have your fun.

  1. You need to be independent now.

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Don’t rely on anyone else to save you. You’re in college now, and you need to learn how to be independent. Mom and Dad won’t be around forever to help you get out of sticky situations; no one can save you from the mistakes you make. And ladies, you don’t need a “knight in shining armor” to rescue you from a tower. You can rescue yourself.

  1. It’s okay to cry.

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College is tough, like really, really tough. You’re going to have to work for your grades no matter what major you choose to pursue, and it’s okay if you don’t get the perfect grades you once got in high school. And after pulling an all-nighter for a test you fail, it’s okay if you want to curl up in a ball and hibernate under all your blankets for a bit.

  1. But you can’t let every failure be a discouragement.

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Allow yourself those few moments of self-pity but get back up and do what needs to be done no matter how much time or work it might take.

  1. You won’t always agree with your teacher’s opinion.

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But seriously, don’t push it. Don’t argue. Just go with it. Your grade will be so much better for it.

  1. You might want to re-think going out in the middle of the week.

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The next morning rolls around and you’re regretting that last martini and vaguely remembering that make out session with the hot guy whose name you forgot to catch. Roll up to class rocking a messy hair bun and sweats. Test? Oh shoot. That was today? Yeah, you’re feeling your stomach drop into your butt right about now. Worst feeling in the world. Don’t let that happen to you.

  1. You’re still going to have to deal with idiots.

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Sometimes people don’t get any smarter once they graduate high school, or even college for that matter. Just ignore them. Don’t argue and get on their level. It’s not worth your time or energy.

  1. It’s okay to fall in love, just don’t let it take over your life.

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You may or may not fall in love during your college years, but enjoy it when you have it. Just don’t let it be all-consuming and have it take over your life to the point of stupid decisions and pushing important people away. Take it from Jamie’s mistakes– your love is not worth pushing a little boy out of a window.

  1. Get your sleep whenever and wherever you can– just not in class.

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You might be pulling a handful of all-nighters more than once a week, especially during finals. So make sure you at least get a couple hours of sleep. You don’t want to be finding your eyes closing in the middle of that test nor on one of the couches in the student union building. #Awkward

  1. Revel in your successes.

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When you ace that test you’ve been studying for all week, you better be proud of yourself. Go out and buy yourself an ice cream or give yourself an all-day binge-watching Netflix day. Celebrate. The whole reason you’re in college is to make grades and have a good time.

  1. Don’t forget about your family.

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If you’re a long way from home or even right down the street, don’t forget to stay close with your family no matter how busy you might be. They’ll always be there for you no matter what you’re going through.

College is a crazy and wild time. You’re going to meet so many new people that you won’t know what to do with yourself. It feels like just yesterday that I was spending my summer anxiously waiting for my first year of college to start. Now I’m beginning my junior year. My time in college has gone by so fast that I can hardly keep up. Make sure you enjoy your time, don’t stress out too much over grades, and know your priorites. These are the last days of our lives before going out into the real world. Are you ready?

ImReady

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Drunk Jenga

DrunkJenga Drunk Jenga Version 2.0It’s always fun to spice up game nights with a little drinking after a long week, and a typical game that my friends and I usually play is a little card game called Captain D*ckHead. This is a fun game, but it’s nice to raise the stakes every now and again. Therefore, I created this wonderful, home-made rendition of Jenga: The Drunk Edition. Check it out, read all the rules, and make your own version! I bought the tiles from Target in the $1-$3 section at the front of the store (The tiles in the first image). Only $3 and about an hours worth of time and voila! I have a fun, new game to play with friends. Enjoy! **UPDATE:** Drunk Jenga 2.0 (the second image, furthest to the right) is made with actual Jenga tiles. It cost about $12 from Walmart. I was able to write the rules for each one on the back of the tiles. Rules

  • There are 48 tiles.
  • Players must only use one hand to pull a tile from the tower. Likewise if they “fix” the tower. Each time a player is caught using two hands, they must take 2 drinks.
  • Absolutely no going pee during the game. If a player forgets or they can’t hold it, they must chug an entire drink when they return, or they are OUT until a new game is started.
  • Game is over when a player causes the tower to fall over, and they must chug an entire drink and take a shot for each player in the game, excluding themselves for doing so.
  • If a player bumps the table causing the tower to fall, even if it’s not their turn, they must chug an entire drink and take a shot for each player in the game, excluding themselves.

Actions: ANTI-SOCIAL- You’re not allowed to talk until your next turn

BABY GOT BACK- Give a drink to the player with the nicest butt.

BACK 2 BACK- Two players, one that drew the tile and another player of anyone’s choice, stands back to back for three questions. They have to be questions that the person can answer with either themselves or the player they are standing against. (i.e. Who enjoys sex more? Who gets more dates?) Players can either point to the other player or raise their hand. If they both raise their hand or both point, they drink one. If one raises his or her hand and the other points, then everyone else drinks.

BATTLE OF THE SEXES- Everyone opposite of the gender of the block puller must take a drink

BEER LIST – Someone keeps time, and you have 30 seconds to name as many different kinds of beers as you can. However many you name, you give out that many drinks to any of the players. (These are split up and given to players of your choice)

BEER WENCH- This person must fetch new drinks and shots for everyone for the rest of the game

BIRTHDAY CAKE- The person with the closest birthday takes a drink. BOTTOMS UP- Everyone, except the person who pulled the tile, finishes their drink

CONFESSION- Confess something about yourself or something you know about another player that either they don’t know you know about or that no one else knows about

CRPYT KEEPER: The oldest person in your group drinks.

DATE- See PARTNERS.

DO OVER- Put this piece back where you got it and pull a different one.

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE- Tilt your head back and take a shot. Down the rabbit hole it goes!

DRINKING SONG- Everyone raises your glasses and you begin the drinking chant/song. Hope you have one in your back pocket!

FLIP-CUP- Play flip-cup. Losing team takes 3 shots each.

FRESH MEAT- The players who have ___insert something here_____ the most recent drink.

GAME OVER- You’re out of the game. Finish your drink.

GENTS/DICKS- All the gentlemen playing take a drink.

GIVE #- Give out that many shots to any players of your choosing. You can’t choose yourself. You can give all # to a single player or split them up.

GROUP SELFIE- Take a group selfie. Self-explanatory.

HEAVEN- Don’t show anyone this tile. Throw your hands up in the air towards heaven. Everyone must follow suit. The last person to do it takes a drink.

JESTER- You’re at the mercy of the person to your right. Do what they say for one round or drink 4.

JINX- The players to your left and right drink 4.

LADIES/WHORES- All the ladies playing take a drink.

LITTLE GREEN MAN- Every time you take a drink, first remove the little green man. Don’t forget to put him back on your drink. If you forget, repeat the process!

LOVE- Give a shot to the person you love the most.

MEXICAN STANDOFF- Pick your opponent. Drink X. Your opponent must drink X. Drink X + 1. Your opponent does the same. Drink X + 2… etc. The first person who decides to quit must take a shot.

MYSTERY SHOT- Everyone else in the game creates a mystery shot for you to drink. Best not to think about it and just throw it back.

MUSTACHE- If you don’t have a mustache, play the rest of the round (or game, depending on how you want to play) with your left index finger across your upper lip.

NAME GENIE- Give all players a new name. All players must use the new names, or drink 1 every time they fail.

NEVER HAVE I EVER- Each player puts up three fingers. Drawer of the tile goes first with “Never Have I Ever…” If you’ve done it, then put a finger down. Move clockwise. First person with all three fingers down takes a drink.

NEW RULE – Make any rule that all players, including you, must follow for the remainder of the game. Every time a player is caught breaking the rule, they must take 1 drink. Every time a New Rule block is drawn, the old rule is cancelled.

NO GUTS NO GLORY- You are no longer allowed to pull blocks from the center of any row.

NOSE GOES- Do not read this aloud: The last player to touch their finger to their nose must drink 2.

OUTCAST- You are no longer allowed to sit among the group. You can only return to pull a tile.

PARTNERS/DATE- Pick a partner. Whenever they drink, you drink and vice versa

PROTECTION- You are exempt for the next round from having to take a drink under any circumstance.

QUITTER- The next player finishes their drink and is out of the game

RAINBOW WARRIOR- Pick a color.  Everyone must drink 1 for every article of clothing they have on that contains that color

RIPPLE- Drink X.  People to your left and right must drink X-1, then X-2, and so on, to 0.

ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS- Everybody plays rock, paper, scissors. Each time someone is defeated they’re out of the next round. Continue multiple rounds until only one winner. Everyone else drinks.

SOBRIETY TEST- Time for you to take a sobriety test (ABCs backwards, walk in a straight line, whatever everyone else decides for you). Fail and take a shot. Succeed and give everyone else a drink.

SOUTHPAW- You can only pull tiles with the opposite hand you normally use. (Your non-dominant hand.)

SPELLING BEE- Pick a word ( one more with more than 5 letters!). Say the word and the first letter. The person to your right says the first and second letter. So it goes around the table until someone messes up or the word is spelled. First person to mess up takes a drink.

STRIKE- Strike three, and you’re out! No, not really. Just take three drinks and skip your next turn.

TAKE #- You have to take that many shots on your own. Don’t throw up.

THUMB MASTER – You are thumb master. At any time during the remainder of the game, you can put your thumb on the table without warning any of the other players, and the last player to put their thumb on the table must take 1 drink.

TITANTIC!- The ship is going down, so finish your drink.

TOAST- Make a toast to something; everyone drinks

TRIBAL COUNCIL- It’s time to have a council meeting and vote someone to take a shot.

TRUTH OR DARE- Everyone in the circle gets a turn, starting with the player who pulled the block. Truth automatically takes a drink. Accept and complete a dare, and you give out a drink to anyone of your choice.

TRY AGAIN- Replace the block you just pulled back into the hole you had pulled it from. Pull another block.

TWO TRUTHS & A LIE- State three facts about yourself: two truths and one lie. Everyone only gets one guess on which one is a lie. If you’re correctly called out on your lie, drink. If you are not, everyone else drinks

WHAT A GEM- Give a drink to the cutest player at the table.

WHOS THE BOSS- You are! You get to decide who drinks and when!