July Creative Challenge, Day 13: Epic


Epic Tale

The always creative blogger Sidie from Viewfromtheside’s Blog came up with an interesting challenge once again  … do SOMETHING with the character sketches in the illustration above.

Right away I noticed some familiar “faces”. I could do a pretty good Hamlet / Game of Thrones mash-up if you weren’t afraid that George R.R. Martin would send the Red Woman after me.

In leu of that I’ll just identify the major players in G.O.T. so far. WARNING… SPOILER ALERTS!!!!

The Kings Landing Crew:

kinglanding1

As  you’ll remember from my June 12th Thought of the Day,  I think Peter Dinklage’s Tyrion is the cat’s pajamas. There is a reason he won an Emmy for the role… he’s fantastic.

Here's a great promo shot of Tyrion from Season Three. [Image courtesy HBO]

Here’s a great promo shot of Tyrion from Season Three. [Image courtesy HBO]

Tyrion and his big brother and sister are in Kings Landing because Cersei is Queen to King Robert. But this is a whole GAME of thrones, Robert isn’t the only king in Westeros. And when a ‘hunting accident’ does him in there are several contenders  for the iron throne.

Kings in the Corner:

Kings in the corner

The worst of the bunch — the one everyone loves to hate — is  Joffrey. He is a wicked, wicked lad. I don’t think I’ve hated a character this much since… Caligula in I, Claudius.

[Image courtesy: HBO]

[Image courtesy: HBO]

If Joffery is corrupt, self-centered, evil, malicious, his counter parts are the Stark family of Winterfell. Unfortunately for the Starks George R.R. Martin likes to kill off all the noble,  moral characters.

Winterfellians of note:

Winterfellians of note

Sorry Robb, I guess that should be a wolf-a-taur. Too much? I still have Post Red Wedding Stress Syndrome. My humor is my way of dealing with the loss of so many beloved characters at one time.

And there is no Damsel or Lady icon on the original list, so not much I could do for Sansa or Catelyn.

I’m holding out for Arya and Jon. Maybe they’ll make it. But will they make it with their humanity in tack?

Jon Snow before he joins the Night's Watch. [Image courtesy: HBO]

Hang in there Jon. We need a hero at the end of the night, and he’s gotta be strong and he’s gotta be fast, and he’s gotta be larger than life.   [Image courtesy: HBO]

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About ritalovestowrite

Freelance writer and graphic designer in Northern Baltimore County. As a writer I enjoy both fiction and non fiction (travel and local interest stories.) Most recently my non fiction writing has been featured in Mason-Dixon ARRIVE Magazine. As a graphic designer I focus on cover designs and have done a number of designs for books and magazines. Recently I've entered the e-book cover field. I also enjoy working with community organizations and churches to bring their communications to a higher standard. As an advocate for the ARTS, one of my biggest passions is helping young people find a voice in all the performing arts. To that end it has been my honor to give one on one lessons to middle and high school students in graphic design and music. View all posts by ritalovestowrite

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