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  • One of my favorite series is Game of Thrones (for those who have not see the series on HBO or read the book I HIGHLY recommend it). In the series there is a phrase known as "Taking the Black," which means that the man (as it is only men allowed to do so) must travel north to "The Wall." At The Wall they are to be guards of sort, and protect from outside invaders. It is a miserable place full of miserable men in a location of miserable cold. After taking sworn oaths they are considered to be brothers of the Night's Watch.

    But more important than the actual job of the Night's Watch is what the title entails in the land of the Seven Kingdoms. Once something to be proudly displayed, the Night's Watch has been reduced to one of embarrassment. The only way that they really get new "brothers" is by the crown forcibly coercing bastards, rapers, thieves, criminals and outsiders etc into the option of either taking the black or a most gruesome death.

    The men of the Night's Watch cannot lay with a woman, nor have a family. They cannot ever abandon The Wall. It is an oath that lasts for a lifetime. There are some more requirements but I cannot recall them all at the top of my head.

    If I were to have been a boy at that time, I wonder whether my parents would have sent me to The Wall. I suppose every family has a black sheep, and I guess that it's my title.

    Home is supposed to be a place of comfort, but I have never felt that way. For as long as I can remember I have walked on eggshells, held my tongue and watched my words.

    I am so tired of these people. I feel nothing for them. Nothing for
    And nothing against
    I am inherently indifferent,
    Which is perhaps even worse.

    I would've voluntarily taken the black or the pink or the purple or the blue or the green or even the fucking yellow to just

    Get away from these people.
    I can't stand it.
    I need to get away.
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