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Update: I met George R.R. Martin at San Diego Comic-Con! - I got to share this Journal with him, and he confirmed how much he loves MarcSimonetti and the art works he makes, not just the throne but generally. I agree. -- Awesome! And Congrats Marc!! (I can't find the photo of he and I, I'll post it soon!)

Update 2: Turns out, MediaBistro had actually beaten me to the punch on this scoop. Legit!


I'm about to share with you some Game of Thrones awesomeness we discovered thanks to my friend Anand Kishore, but ... first: If you were gracious and responded with the kind of passion many of you did to my deviantART v999 Journal -- Then you should know that to be just as gracious, I've asked danlev and his team to review every response, dive deep to understand exactly what everyone means, and then respond officially to your suggestions. So, thank you! And know that we're taking your feedback very seriously.

Game of Thrones Awesomeness: 

As it turns out, Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin has a blog titled Not a Blog over at LiveJournal. About a week ago, he posted about the Iron Throne and how the HBO series (which he says he loves) doesn't quite portray the Iron Throne the way that he saw it in his head. Here's a snip from his blog: 



The Iron Throne is DEVIOUS!!!!

It should come as no surprise at this point that deviants are behind the concept work for just about everything in entertainment. The depiction of what the true Iron Throne should look like is no different, with our very own MarcSimonetti (deviant since November 2006) as the artist behind George R. R. Martin's official reference for what the Iron Throne should look like. 

The Iron throne by MarcSimonetti
"This Iron Throne is massive. Ugly. Asymmetric. It's a throne made by a blacksmiths hammering together half-melted, broken, twisted swords, wrenched from the hands of dead men or yielded up by defeated foes.." - George R.R. Martin, Author, Game of Thrones

For the record, the wide majority of our team here at deviantART are gigantic fans of the show. Nommy smile mini

Game of Thrones Tyrion Lannister by imaginism Game Of Thrones - Daenerys Targaryen by DaniNaimare 
George R. R. Martin by lost-angel-less

 





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Thunderstatement Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man, I love Game Of Thrones. It's without a doubt the best television show ever. That more true-to-lore throne looks amazing. It kinda changed my perception of its tv version. It looks so puny in comparison.
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
Awesome!!!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    There are other details altered in the show as well, but all in all it's quite enjoyable to see they follow the books' action pretty accurate.
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Interface Designer
That's quite cool. :la: And thank you for listening :hug:
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MomoScarletKaulitz Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
wow, so it really is made of a thousand swords.. XD the one in HBO said it's not even a thousand :P


i love Kalisi, aka Daenerys? i forgot how to spell, but i love her :headbang:
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AlexORio Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That is awesome! Yeah, I saw that piece on Facebook, and I was taken back a bit wondering if it was closer to it's portrayal in the books.
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Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013   Photographer
Pretty awesome and no wonder dA has a few swords up there too :XD:
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4EverYoungKid Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
I don't see the emoticon box anymore..
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Theos-Kengen Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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Theos-Kengen Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you found it :)
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4EverYoungKid Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
  yeah...thanks.
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Theos-Kengen Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You are most welcome :aww:
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keight Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Yes, it is. I am very glad to know you've seen and showcased Marc Simonetti's work this way.
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Nalusa Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
I've been a longtime fan of the books, and while I like the HBO show, I have to agree that Iron Throne was rather underwhelming compared to the description in the novels. It's too clean, I can't imagine Aerys the Mad constantly cutting and injuring himself by accident on it.

Bravo to our fellow Deviant whose art is so profound an image of the iconic throne.
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
The one who sits in that highly hazardous seat cannot be of good alignment. :nod:
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spyed Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha! 
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Think of where a man's mind goes when his life is graced with having to sit in a chair which is surrounded by sharp things. He could die in his own seat if he made a wrong move. And why would a man need such a dangerous perch? Even with guards flanking the throne? Because perhaps he is of chaotic evil alignment. A man with many enemies who want him dead. So, he invites them to come up those steps and just at the last moment, kicks them into the swords as they fall backward and down among the pointy objects. Horrible way to die. Terrible, indeed. Pure anger sitting in that seat.
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Steamland Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student General Artist
looks like the throne room of PAN. :3  oh marc did a brilliant job.  while i;m not a fan of th show or books. [idk maybe i find it boring? its jsut doesn;t interest me,and it should.]  first words to come out of my mouth where this: GoT, Fack Yeah!
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spyed Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't imagine how you don't love the show, anticipate March like it's the second coming, and how in the meantime deviantART's GoT fan-art isn't a great way to consume some GoT while you're waiting for the next series. Most people I know are completely addicted, and it's perhaps my favorite show *ever*. 

Perhaps give this thing another shot? Try it again for the first time? I mean, if you start on episode 1 season 1, this means you get to watch 3 seasons before you're in the sad state I'm in.... WAITING for season 4 in march! so sad about it... 


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Steamland Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student General Artist

well you can;t really force soemone to liek soemthing, i emna look you where born in greece, you can;t become predisdant, however imagine if peopel forced you to. and all you want to do is ride hover bords and scooters.  kinda sucks. 




What i;m saying is this: it looks beaurtiful, it looks amacerutly beautiful and form the production work,to the acting,to writing, etc, is jsut amazing qualilty. however I have no interest in it, beucase i feel liek it doesn;t really do anyhting.  it;s not bad, I just don;t find it intersting.  even the dragons  which look awesoem don;t really seem to do anything, until the end of a season, then do nothing agian. 



I mena hey i lay claim to creating the defintive version of spider-man and marvel told me,they can;t accept it. they liek the ideas i ahve, jsut can;t do it. which bums me out,but I Can understand, red tape and what not. So got to move on, more fun ideas. 


yeah my ciousins addicted to it,and i liek that peter dinklege is gettign his do's, he is truly a marvel after all,and one of my favirote actors.  I jsut don;t see it.  the story form what i;m watchign so far jsut is boring,even  sean bean cuttign his own ehad off, whcih should be a terrmendious moment, is just "meh".  form hwo everyone talsk aobutt hsi should eb the best thing ever but  maybe i ahve way too many high expectations and OUAT jsut seems to delevier more for some reason.  it's liek Man of Steel too much hype ruis it for you. 

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Blackismycolor Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
that Iron Throne is much more ominous then the shows Iron Throne. plus it would serve as a great use to kill people on.
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Igunenko Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
When I saw the pic on some site I wondered whether it was by a deviant or not. ^^ In the series the throne doesn't look like 1000 melted swords really, they didn't have enough space for that. In the book it's also said that it's a rather dangerous throne because of the many spikes and pointy ends sticking out.
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miontre Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That's awesome! :lol:

Also, thanks for the follow ups on the v999 journal! :hooray: I can't wait to see what dA has in store for us. :keke: 
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PoppySeedz Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's freaking awesome. O_O

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witchcrystalchan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW. Just... wow XD
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