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Artist Ted Nasmith's paintings show us how Westeros really looks like in the books

As most of you already know, Game of Thrones is based on a series of novels : A Song of Ice and Fire, written by George R. R. Martin. As any other fantasy epic goes, this series too has a lot of details which have been changed and omitted upon adaptation of the books into the TV series. The World of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, Elio M. García Jr. and Linda Antonsson, was a book with amazing artwork depicting some of the most important locations from the A Song of Ice and Fire. Illustrated by artist Ted Nasmith, the book was filled with beautiful artwork. Nasmith published his renditions of the locales from ASOIAF on his website, and they’re amazing. Check them out, below:

Castle Black and The Wall

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Winterfell

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Pyke

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Storm’s End

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Ser Ilyn

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The Eyrie

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Ghost Brings a Blackened Hand

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The Vale of Arryn

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Lord Walder Frey and Catelyn

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Bran Hears Voices

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Joffrey Tastes Arya’s Wrath

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Jon and Tyrion on the Wall

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Undead Attack by the Wight

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Direwolf and Pups

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Mormont and his Raven

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The Towers of Red Keep

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Bran Awakens

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Nasmith is known for his paintings based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, who wrote the Lord of the Rings, considered to be one of the greats by George himself. Nasmith drew inspiration from Tolkien for a long time, before deciding to bring Westeros to life. Some of his works were also featured in the 2011 edition of the Song of Ice and Fire calendar.

If you check the images above, you can tell why Nasmith was the choice to bring all these locales and even characters to life. What’s most interesting is how he has portrayed the places which never made it to the TV series. George himself said that he considered Nasmith’s renditions to be “THE definitive depictions of thirteen of the great castles of Westeros.”

What do you think of Ted Nasmith’s work? We think they’re quite accurate and loyal to George’s descriptions, and certainly do them justice. What do you think? Tell us in the comments, down below!

The history of the world as we know wouldn’t have been possible without the skill of writers. There have been many established figures in the course of human history who provided an insight into our past. The authors, through their own views, show the world how different interactions and norms were followed at the time of writing. Some provide a journalistic view, some are a biography while others are purely fictional. George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire was the basis of the biggest TV show of the decade, the Game of Thrones. Similarly, Apple TV’s Dickinson is a biography-based series which peeks into the life of the American poet Emily Dickinson.

Apart from Hailee Steinfeld’s spectacular acting, what makes the show even more exciting is the addition of Finn Jones in season 2. Finn Jones rose to the spotlight with his role Ser Loras Tyrell on Game of Thrones. The Knight of Flowers was a fan favourite even with his untimely exit in Season 6.

The biographical series casts Jones as a real life newspaper publisher and editor Samuel Bowles. Jones is present from the very first scene of the season. Strutting through his printing press as the rest of the world — and in particular, Amherst, where Emily Dickinson (Hailee Steinfeld) and company live — is obsessed with his daily paper, the Springfield Republican.

What do you think of Dickinson? Tell us in the comments below!

The Red Wedding year 2020 was a difficult year for everyone across the globe. The world is still battling the consequences of the aftermath, with the UK under complete lockdown. The COVID-19 pandemic was one of the worst scares of the Long Night we faced last year. Health workers all over the world are keeping their life on the line trying to keep people safe. These COVID-warriors are working day and night to prevent further spread of the virus. Game of Thrones stars like Kristofer Hivju beat the infection with the help of these warriors. Emilia Clarke, who played Daenerys Targaryen on the show, extended her support to health workers on Instagram.

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The 34-year-old star posted a message of gratitude for the nurses and health care officials who are working hard amidst the pandemic. In the video message, Clarke asserted, “I just want to say a massive thank you to the NHS (United Kingdom National Health Service), everyone who works at the NHS.. from our beloved nurses to the surgeons the doctors, the psychotherapists… Everyone who works there, thank you.”

“In these incredibly frightening times, you are keeping us alive…so thank you.” The actor also asserted about ‘Fair Pay’ and said, “I believe NHS workers should get what they deserve, for doing what they do for us.” Clarke also asked her fans to join in her in demanding fair pay to the NHS workers.

What do you think of Emilia’s gesture? Tell us in the comments below!

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Game of Thrones had plenty of social messages hidden in plain sight. Though it may not be too obvious, it was a representation of our own society. According to recent research, the fantasy show is very similar to real-world human interactions. That’s the reason why the show was such a big hit, people could relate to the characters. The series was a big platform to showcase the Domestic Abuse women face behind closed doors. Mother of Dragons, Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), has come forward in support of them.

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Emilia posted a picture on her Instagram with a heart symbol drawn on her hand. She captioned, “This is something I care deeply about, and a problem that is everywhere, but behind closed doors.

For far too many home isn’t a safe place for those living with domestic abuse. I want to reach out and connect to anyone reading this who may feel scared in their own homes during this time.

At home should not mean at risk – we support you. #YouAreNotAlone.

If you or anyone you know is at risk of, or experiencing domestic abuse, you can leave your home to seek refuge. The police will respond to your calls and support services remain available.

Call 999 if you are in immediate danger. If you can’t speak and are calling from a mobile, listen to the operator and, when prompted, dial 55 to be connected to the police who will help.

If you suspect a neighbour or someone you know is currently experiencing domestic abuse please do call 999 and let them take the situation forward.”

It’s time to raise our voices against the issue. Tell us how we can curb the violence in the comments below!