i’ve heard it being referred to as “schadenfreude” — the emotion a long-time fan of george r.r. martin experiences when their neophyte friend watches last night’s episode of game of thrones — but i don’t know.

schadenfreude is actually defined as “pleasure derived from the misfortune of others.” i get a charge out of seeing someone i dislike get some deserved comeuppance (imagined or otherwise), but as for last night’s episode, i feel like the pleasure comes from watching someone you like — your buddy — experience the same moment that you did in the book

it’s like you get to feel it again for the first time

anyway, i can’t promise no spoilers in the comments!!!!!

proceed with caution