Sansa was nowhere to be seen in “Oathbreaker,” and people are curious where she’s headed. Margaery is still locked in prison, and everyone wants to know when, or if, she’s getting out. The Sand Snakes have been absent since the season premiere, and Game of Thrones viewers are… pretty okay with it, actually. Since Oberyn Martell was brutally murdered by the Mountain, all the scenes set in Dorne or with Dornish characters have been lackluster, to say the least. It’s probably no coincidence the chapter from Winds of Winter George R.R. Martin released today is from the POV of Prince Doran’s daughter — readers need to care about the Sand Snakes, or the book will be a slog.
To help David Benioff and D. B. Weiss figure out what the heck to do with Dorne, a group of Game of Thrones fans, known as Fixing Dorne Productions, are asking for “twenty million dollars to write, produce, and distribute a Dorne Replacement.” The Fixing Dorne Kickstarter is for “all the fans of Game of Thrones who feel a certain pang of disappointment every time the show returns to its Dornish plotline.” And what will they do with that $20 million?
Our plan is to create a “patch” for Game of Thrones season five’s Dorne storyline with our own competently executed alternative plot. Once we finish with our promised delivery of season five, we will continue as far as the rest of our funding will take us into season six and beyond. Enthusiasts will rejoice to know that these scenes will “plug and play” with the existing episodes, meaning that all they have to do is watch the episodes as usual on HBOGO or blu-ray, pause whenever the show’s “Dorne” comes on, and play the next supplemental scene in its place before skipping to the end. (Via)
It’s a tongue-in-cheek Kickstarter — a $1,000 pledge gets you an invitation to an “epic viewing party in New York City for the season six finale. You will be responsible for your own travel, lodging, and all other expenses incurred by your trip and stay” — but some of the ideas aren’t bad. For instance, in the non-HBO Dorne, Obara, Nymeria, and Tyene are distinct characters, and not a three-headed “who’s that again?” hydra, and Ellaria “will be torn between her patriotism, her slain lover’s memory, and her desire for vengeance.”
It would be nice watching the Dorne scenes without screaming like Ellaria…