It’s the end of another year, and it’s also the end of some pretty big pop culture phenomenons. We here at the Collective have rounded up a few of our favorite things from 2019, just because we’re a little nostalgic and maybe not quite ready to move into 2020.

By Zelwing

Welcome to Bored Games, our monthly gaming column to engage your mind and fill some time. 

When I was a kid, I didn’t want a pony (despite what one would think given my rather expansive My Little Pony collection). No, what I really wanted was a dragon. I mean, how freaking cool would that be? Obviously, I knew dragons were fictional beasts, but for someone who grew up poor, so was a horse. 

Even though I still can’t afford a pony, I can have dragons. Inconceivable you say? Well let me tell you all about the sweet flying lizards that you too can carry around in your pocket. 

This morning, it was released that internet sensation Grumpy Cat (whose real name was Tardar Sauce) passed away yesterday from complications of a urinary tract infection.

This cat has made us laugh many, many times over the past seven years, and in honor of her memory, I thought I would share a few of our favorite memes from her time as a meme celebrity.

Dear Collectors,

After last week’s train wreck of an episode, we were left with the small hope that the script would redeem itself. Not so this week. Looks like the show is heading toward a less-than-satisfying ending, and well, no spoilers here, but we’ve got some strong gif reactions for you.

Our Overall Reaction to episode five

Dear Collectors,

This episode was intense. “The Long Night” featured the longest filmed fight scene in the history of film and television, and, well, we were on the edge of our seats the entire time. But, in case you haven’t caught up yet, here’s our no-spoiler gif recap, so you can enjoy our feels with none of the spoilers.

Our Overall Reaction to episode three

Dear Collectors,

We’re back again with episode two of the final season of Game of Thrones. As with last week, we aim to not spoil anyone with sensitive information. Behold our gif-tastic recap of “The Rightful Queen.”

Our Overall Reaction to episode two

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