The Shapes of Clouds

Even the clouds are Game of Thrones fans; this one is a map of Westeros.


A few months ago at work, I had to write a description of a Game of Thrones map. It’s something I’ve seen many times before, and for the first time it struck me that the map must be a Mercator projection so the north must be deformed and oversized in the way that Greenland and Baffin Island are deformed on Mercator projection maps.

These are the kind of thoughts that preoccupy my time.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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