They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes that isn’t always the case, especially if the picture you were thinking of has been painted as something completely different. If you’ve read the books, you know that George R.R. Martin has done a fantastic job describing Dorne and its characters, but unfortunately HBO hasn’t.
In fact fans were so upset with the recent portrayal of Dorne in the sixth season of Game of Thrones that they have banded together to launch a crowdfunding campaign to “fix Dorne”. These group of fans think that HBO somehow had managed to screw up the depiction of Dorne, which is why they want to raise $20 million to help address that.
According to them, “To be clear, we are far from being book purists. The costume and set designers for the show did a fantastic job with the Dornish culture, and many of our qualms come from strange writing choices and what seemed like a misallocation of creative resources.” Now $20 million is a lot of money, but as they point out, each episode of Game of Thrones costs $6-10 million to make, which makes the $20 million they’re asking for seem about right.
They have also pitched a story in which they claim will allow users to pause the show at the Dorne scenes, watch their version, and switch back to the show like nothing ever happened. It’s a pretty ambitious goal but whether or not they’re 100% serious or able to raise those funds is a different story, but if you agree that Dorne needs fixing, then head on over to its Kickstarter page to lend a helping hand.