Creatively ingenious and brilliantly executed: the houses of Westeros as 21st century corporations. Check out the full post over at The Shutterstock Blog.
In the show, based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice novels, the landscape is dominated by a struggle for power among the Great Houses of Westeros — clans that hold sway through various parts of the region, but clash with each other in constant games of intrigue and war. Which is all well and good for the Iron Age, but what if the families that rule these houses were around in the present day, running modern corporations instead of prepping for battle?
We’ve re-envisioned six of the prime players, from the Targaryens to the Starks, as 21st-century companies more concerned with competing for market share than ultimate rule. Check them all out, then see which Shutterstock assets were used to bring these contemporary concepts to life. (Note: Minor spoilers follow for those who aren’t fully caught up on the previous season.)
Oh for christ’s sake, the fanfic is alreay forming in my mind.
NO I WILL NOT FUCKING READ YOIR FUCKING FIC IF YOU JUST FUCKING BLATANTLY STATE ‘lol srry i suck at summaries’ RIGHT IN THERE IN THE FUCKING SUMMARY HOW THE FUCK AM I SUPPOSED TO FUCKING TRUST YOUR FIC NOW YOU LITTLE SHIT IF YOU CAN’T EVEN DESCRIBE YOUR OWN FUCKING FIC IN FUCKING 30 WORDS OR LESS FOR FUCKS SAKE.
What’s this? am I feeling another surge of Gundam Wing fanning? Anyway, Frozen Teardrop makes me cry…not literally, but ya know. Which raises the question, can a fanfic become your head canon? Oh yes! I consider “Manifestations”, “Revelations”, and “Realizations” more canon than Frozen Teardrop, although these stories are in no way canon. Oh well, Fic reps! I don’t read fanfiction much anymore, but the truly great fics always stick in my mind.
Don’t think I’ve done a legit recommendation before…
Manifestations by Isis cw. 1xR. This fic is amazing for the style, the wit, the dialogue, the characterization, gods just let me read it over and over again. A year after Mariemaia’s invasion and all is not well.
Realizations by Isis cw. 1xR, sequel immediately following the events of Manifestations. How Everyone picks up the pieces after an explosion on the Mars colony.
Revelations by Isis cw. 4xD. I’ve never been a fan of this pairing and so many write it so horribly wrong, but this one fic
may have converted me. Runs throughout and beyond the events of Realizations and remains the only fic to ever make me LAWLZ.
Nonsensical Nuances by mistress amethyst une. 1xR and every quirky story is lovely and will make you smile and give you those fluttering fandom butterflies.
Honestly the Heero/Relena fic I would be most interested in would be a long plotty established relationship fic where Heero and Relena have to legit deal with their situation as well as the aftermath of the war and their involvement in it and possibly political intrigue up to and including Relena running for office.
I just want married adventurers travelling through space to be honest.
I cannot believe you are posting this and have not read “Manifestations” by Isis cw. Please tell me you have. If not, go, my child, and read it now. It is everything you have hoped for, and everything you will want. I’m talking about the future here, yes. This fic will have you squealing over the amazing way each character is handled. No sex-object!Heero, no crazed-bodyguard!Heero, no vindictive!Relena, no I-hate-my-life-and-job-I-wanna-run-away!Relena. Just pure truth of their situation, how they make sense of each other, and how they move forward in this new world order.
Please read, I’ll see you in a week.
Nonsensical Nuances by mistress amethyst une
Catalysts by mistress amethyst une
Manifestations by Isis cw
Realizations by Isis cw
Final Mission Status by Zapenstap
Heero the Henpecked Husband by Omnicat
Dreams Through The Ages by NessieGG
I have not read all of these, but I will have to give huge props to Isis cw for Manifestations and Realizations, two of which are the best 1xR fics I have ever read. Get this: her 4xD fic, Revelations, has converted me to the Quatre/Dorothy camp. WHO CAN SAY THAT ABOUT THEIR FICS?! This is coming from someone who vehemently opposed that pairing. Now I love it. READ HER STUFF. She has amazing Sailor Moon fics as well.