gameofthrones

[EVERYTHING] Ser Davos Seaworth

[EVERYTHING] Ser Davos Seaworth

"I loved that girl, like she was my own, she was good she was kind AND YOU KILLED HER" damn it this was tense.

seriously though, shireen was so damn sweet. poor girl. one of the saddest moments in GoT.

"An admiral without ships, a hand without fingers, in service of a king without a throne. Is this a knight who comes before us...?"

Exactly .. she's still alive in the books .. and people say GRRM is cruel

[S7] Been awhile since I posted. Did a fun design today to soothe my post-season blues.

[S7] Been awhile since I posted. Did a fun design today to soothe my post-season blues.

Can't wait to see what Berics actors does next. He's one of my favourite side characters.

I'd love to hear him read audiobooks, he has an awesome voice.

I loved when Beric said "Death is the enemy". It was rumoured that his quote would be S7E6's title but it wasn't. I wish it was.

My favourite is "Here we are, at the edge of the world, at the same moment, heading in the same direction for the same reason" His line delivery is great.

[MAIN SPOILERS] S7E7 Beautiful Death

[MAIN SPOILERS] S7E7 Beautiful Death

The ladder forming from the blood is a pretty neat detail!

Love that one of the wolfs got white eyes, like Bran is warging

As is the crescent moon from the House Arryn sigil in the stones, with the dead bird replacing the flying one.

Game of Thrones S7E7: To Kill a Mockingbird

[EVERYTHING] Can you imagine how relieved Ned was....

[EVERYTHING] Can you imagine how relieved Ned was....

when Jon didn't grow white/silver hair? I think that would have been a giant red flag to everyone involved...

Maybe Jon's pubic hair are white and that's how Dany will find out he is her nephew.

I think people think the Silver hair of the Targaryens is a strong trait, when it reality it is maintained through incest. Deanerys' parents were brother and sister, so she has a silver haired mother and a silver haired father.

I believe Elia and Rhaegars children were black of hair just like their mother.

The First Men's genetics seem dominant to both Valyrian and Andal genes so.

A Song of Icecrotch and Firecrotch

[MAIN SPOILERS] This channel makes amazing GoT videos, but this video just takes the cake.

[MAIN SPOILERS] This channel makes amazing GoT videos, but this video just takes the cake.

When you realize Ser Arthur Dayne and his compatriots are the most honorable kingsguard still protecting their king after the Targaryens had lost the war..

Now that was just something else entirely.

HBO should consider hiring him and Zurik23M. They do amazing videos for GoT.

This could easily be the promo leading into Season 8. Amazing stuff.

[Everything] Drew that right proper lass. It's my first post, be gentle.

[Everything] Drew that right proper lass. It's my first post, be gentle.

the original

I wouldn't say there is anything wrong with copying it, it helps and is practice. Copying it and claiming it's your original art is wrong.

Actually I think he just copied it off on paper, it's way too much similar to the original. Most likely OP also copied the lines and such.

Why can't people just get creative nowdays, sheesh.

So I decided to look into it. Hurray for boredom at work. I greyscaled them & kicked up the contrast to get the framework to stand out and laid the sketch over the original at 35% opacity. Then I added some coloration to emphasize the differences.

Here are my findings:


Green circle - centering point of the two images; the ears, face, and central dragon parts are mostly proportionately correct, to OP's credit. It ends up being mostly just the extremities that are off.
Magenta circle - the guide-point I used to ensure the scaling was correct when laying these together. Note that there's a key difference here, too - the sketch shows the dragon's mouth open, while it is closed in the original.
Red zones - as mentioned by other users here, the forehead stands out as a difference because it is much more rounded in OP's sketch. The top dragon is also noticeably higher in the original due to her taller brow.
Orange zones - misproportioning to the right of the picture, perpendicular to the misproportioning upward (red zones). Note also that the lower tail is curled a bit differently in the sketch vs. the original.
Violet zones - misproportioning to the left of the picture, perpendicular to the red zones and opposite from the orange zones; these are also tilted a bit upward in the sketch, and if I were to rotate the image counter-clockwise to line the violet sections up better, it throws all other sections even further off than before, indicating that OP's artistic deviations are in multiple different directions (and therefore can't be explained by just rotating the image).


TLDR - This could not have been a direct trace unless OP rotated the paper several times and somehow changed the scale of the drawing by small increments while tracing it. It's a copy, and shame on OP for not properly crediting, but at least it was almost-assuredly done freehand.

So I decided to look into it. Hurray for boredom at work. I greyscaled them & kicked up the contrast to get the framework to stand out and . Then I added some coloration to emphasize the differences.

Here are my findings:

Green circle - centering point of the two images; the ears, face, and central dragon parts are mostly proportionately correct, to OP's credit. It ends up being mostly just the extremities that are off.

Magenta circle - the guide-point I used to ensure the scaling was correct when laying these together. Note that there's a key difference here, too - the sketch shows the dragon's mouth open, while it is closed in the original.

Red zones - as mentioned by other users here, the forehead stands out as a difference because it is much more rounded in OP's sketch. The top dragon is also noticeably higher in the original due to her taller brow.

Orange zones - misproportioning to the right of the picture, perpendicular to the misproportioning upward (red zones). Note also that the lower tail is curled a bit differently in the sketch vs. the original.

Violet zones - misproportioning to the left of the picture, perpendicular to the red zones and opposite from the orange zones; these are also tilted a bit upward in the sketch, and if I were to rotate the image counter-clockwise to line the violet sections up better, it throws all other sections even further off than before, indicating that OP's artistic deviations are in multiple different directions (and therefore can't be explained by just rotating the image).

TLDR - This could not have been a direct trace unless OP rotated the paper several times and somehow changed the scale of the drawing by small increments while tracing it. It's a copy, and shame on OP for not properly crediting, but at least it was almost-assuredly done freehand.

[EVERYTHING] Wide shot view of Dragonstone

[EVERYTHING] Wide shot view of Dragonstone

How do you feed a whole castle with about zero cultivable land ? Where's the practicality of having a castle there instead of on the land ?

Well, it's supposed to be so that you can't get into Blackwater Bay without having to go past it.

Given that, Euron totally slips past it over and over again, so...

Dragonstone was not built to rule from there. IIRC, it was a Valyrian outpost the Targaryens fleed to after the Doom. But Aegon the Conqueror along with his sister-wives invaded Westeros right away and submitted all Seven Kingdoms. He then settled in King's Landing (hence the name) and erected the Red Keep.

Dragonstone is considered the Targaryen ancestral home but it actually never was a center of power. That's why Stannis is so isolated. After Robert's Rebellion, only a few lords in the Crownlands are bannermen to the Lord of Dragonstone.

Dany wasn't exactly there to defend or lay siege to King's Landing though. When Dragonstone was inhabited in the past I'm sure they'd have ships on patrol to cut off access to Blackwater Bay. Dany had absolutely no reason to do so. Even if she did have scouting ships patrolling the waters, Euron's fleet likely would have chased them down and destroyed them to maintain the element of surprise

[Everything] Small detail about Jon and Ned that dawned on me today

[Everything] Small detail about Jon and Ned that dawned on me today

I know this has probably already occurred to everybody, but I was thinking about how Ned named his three sons after people who were close to him. Robb is named after Robert Baratheon, Bran is named after Ned's brother Brandon, and Rickon is named after Ned's father. But then I remembered that Jon is named after Jon Arryn, the man who wasn't Ned's father, but raised him like a son. That's a really beautiful detail.

Edit: Glad so many people enjoyed this! Just want to clarify: I've always known Jon was named after Jon Arryn; it's the parallel in the relationships that dawned on me today.

If you think about it, GRRM had to put in quite a bit of effort for the names, even for characters we never see. Bran is likely named after Ned's brother Brandon, but Bran also means Raven in Welsh. He had to think that specifically on a broad scale.

Edit: Since this comment kind of took off in a way I didn't expect, I thought I would drop this break down of what various birds are called in celtic languages. Pay attention to both Crow and Raven.

http://www.omniglot.com/language/celtic/connections/birds.htm

Wow. I love this detail. I knew he was named after Jon Arryn, but hadn't thought about the depth behind it.

Edit: I don't know why so many people are missing the actual point of OP's post. Yes, the kids' names all had meaning. But OP specifically said: "But then I remembered that Jon is named after Jon Arryn, the man who wasn't Ned's father, but raised him like a son."

This is the significant piece. Jon Arryn wasn't Ned's father, but Jon Arryn raised Ned as though he was his own son. In turn, Ned decided that although he was not this child's father, he was going to raise him like his own son. Thus, he named him Jon. The parallel between those two relationships is the depth in the name.

if he puts that much thought into the names no wonder we are never going to get the remaining books hahahah ffs

I am amazed every time I read about the world of GoT that all of this is from one man's imagination

[EVERYTHING] I can show you the world

[EVERYTHING] I can show you the world

This is beautiful. It looks like a dream... Jorah's.

Come, let's mine some dragonass

But Jon's living it....... ain't that a bitch.

Shining, shimmering splendid

[Everything] - Theon now has twenty good men

[Everything] - Theon now has twenty good men

I'm expecting a scrappy rescue mission for Yara, mirroring the prison break and close-combat melee fighting against Ramsay to bust out Reek from Winterfell

edit: Reek was busted out of Dreadfort, ty

Only difference is Yara would actually fucking leave when the rescue party arrives.

You do realize that it's Euron who's imprisoning her right? She probably ain't doin' so hot.

Now I imagine Yara sitting at a nice table with candles and lots of food and wine when Theon comes to rescue her.

Try one of these subthreads