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(Uproxx)   The original iron throne George RR Martin envisioned even makes Joffrey seem kinda badass   (uproxx.com) divider line 23
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2013-07-09 04:24:47 PM
2 votes:
I think this is one of those designs that suit better as illustration than as real prop.

As drawing, it look amazing, but I doubt it would work in real life.
2013-07-09 04:13:28 PM
2 votes:
It reminds me of the Tree of Thorns in Hyperion.  That wold make it a throne worthy of the Shrike.
2013-07-09 04:09:28 PM
2 votes:
I don't know, man. It just seems like a bad idea to have such a spiky chair in a pre-Neosporin world.
2013-07-09 03:42:05 PM
2 votes:
if you turn your head sideways and look at it you'll notice every black metal bands name ever secretly hidden in the throne
2013-07-10 05:24:06 AM
1 votes:

tricycleracer: If you like this show, may I recommend erotic LARPing as a hobby.


"Hey! Gandalf!  Nice dress..."
2013-07-09 08:00:31 PM
1 votes:
So basically heavy metals poisoning from countless punctures by the throne led to "mad" kings.
2013-07-09 06:53:37 PM
1 votes:

zomega: orclover: zomega: <Monarch> "Khaleesi! Come to King's Landing and sit...on my Iron Throne!"
<Dr.Ms.Monarch> *shows up dressed as Rocky*
*hilarity ensues*

<Tom> YER A BUM, ROCK.

farking lost it at that scene.

"LEAVE US, MIDGET!"
god, I missed the Ventures so much!


There is a new season going on right now, in case you didn't know.
2013-07-09 06:35:00 PM
1 votes:

gittlebass: if you turn your head sideways and look at it you'll notice every black metal bands name ever secretly hidden in the throne


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2013-07-09 05:21:06 PM
1 votes:

Sybarite: I realize that a certain amount of adaptation was necessary for the TV series, but I have thought the Iron Throne on GoT looked a little too comfy.

"Have you ever seen the Iron Throne? The barbs along the back, the ribbons of twisted steel, the jagged ends of swords and knives all tangled up and melted? It is not a comfortable seat ser. Aerys cut himself so often men took to calling him King Scab, and Maegor the Cruel was murdered in that chair. By that chair, to hear some tell it. It is not a seat where a man can rest as ease. Ofttimes I wonder why my brothers wanted it so desperately".

-Stannis Baratheon to Davos Seaworth


Never understood why a king couldn't get that thing fixed! Best metal workers in the kingdom right there in town and you can't get them to round a few edges off?! They can build a wall 30 stories high but cant make a comfy seat?! And dont give me they valued tradition! Towards the end the mad kings thought they were gods! Gods don't care about bad juju
2013-07-09 05:19:40 PM
1 votes:
catandsean.org

/Bert, that's why.
2013-07-09 05:18:34 PM
1 votes:

Leo Bloom's Freakout: tricycleracer: If you like this show, may I recommend erotic LARPing as a hobby.

Ya know, there are easier ways for you to find a Tuesday night date.


Hey, I know a married couple who watches GoT as foreplay.  I think some prop swords and knives are involved as well.
2013-07-09 05:06:43 PM
1 votes:
Each version works for its respective medium.  I'm fine with both as they are.
2013-07-09 04:46:26 PM
1 votes:

oldfarthenry: Why does everything George RR Martin "envisions" seem best suited for airbrushing on the side of a 70's era van?


Because it is awesome. Now I just want to find an old school van and commission a mural Tyrion, Bronn, and Poderick surrounded by buxom whores.
2013-07-09 04:20:40 PM
1 votes:

Big Beef Burrito: I don't know, man. It just seems like a bad idea to have such a spiky chair in a pre-Neosporin world.


TETANUS

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2013-07-09 04:06:51 PM
1 votes:

gnosis301: PsyLord: Though intimidating as it may seem, once you get past the two guards on the bottom, an assassin can easily kill the king since the king has no avenue of escape.

I wonder if an agile-enough king could just kick the assassin onto the throne and have it do the rest.


If I recall correctly, a number of assassins have gone the other way around, killing the king just by pushing him back into his throne.
2013-07-09 04:04:20 PM
1 votes:
Reminds me of this:

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2013-07-09 04:00:43 PM
1 votes:

oldfarthenry: Why does everything George RR Martin "envisions" seem best suited for airbrushing on the side of a 70's era van?


Seen pics of that dude or read some of his short stories?  He looks like a clean cut Jerry Garcia.  Tell me Martin does not own a lava lamp or Yes and Iron Butterfly albums on 8 track.

Guy is a hippy, man.  Or was one at one time.
2013-07-09 03:47:18 PM
1 votes:
Admit it.  You were hoping that there was supposed to be at least one blade that went up Jeffy's azz.
2013-07-09 03:37:46 PM
1 votes:
Why does everything George RR Martin "envisions" seem best suited for airbrushing on the side of a 70's era van?
2013-07-09 03:21:41 PM
1 votes:
Aside from being huge and unwieldy to construct at a set, whoever's sitting on the throne would have to be constantly bellowing at those down below, which would kind of detract from the drama of some throne room scenes.

Tywin having to trudge up a flight of stairs while poking himself before telling Joffrey he can arrange to have him carried to small council meetings would not be as badass, I fear.
2013-07-09 03:14:22 PM
1 votes:
I realize that a certain amount of adaptation was necessary for the TV series, but I have thought the Iron Throne on GoT looked a little too comfy.

"Have you ever seen the Iron Throne? The barbs along the back, the ribbons of twisted steel, the jagged ends of swords and knives all tangled up and melted? It is not a comfortable seat ser. Aerys cut himself so often men took to calling him King Scab, and Maegor the Cruel was murdered in that chair. By that chair, to hear some tell it. It is not a seat where a man can rest as ease. Ofttimes I wonder why my brothers wanted it so desperately".

-Stannis Baratheon to Davos Seaworth
2013-07-09 02:26:12 PM
1 votes:
but with an iron throne like that, then they probably wouldn't have had that awesome conversation with little finger and varys where they discuss how it really isn't made from 1,000 swords.
2013-07-09 02:08:11 PM
1 votes:
That's not going to help the royal hemorrhoids.
 
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