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What planet does Game of Thrones happen on?
There are three problems with the setting of Game of Thrones:
YOU HAVE NEVER....WHAT.....DOES NOT COMPUTE!!!!!!
Dude, the only thing preventing a full ransacking of BBC One's prop section is an ocean. I have been a member of the world's largest DW fan club since 84'...and that's located in St. Louis of all places.
You should see the Red Dwarf fandom here....
I know of Red Dwarf and I've seen an episode or two but I haven't watched it either!
Its obviously not Earth although it's quite similar, beyond that it doesn't really matter much.
GRRM has indeed publicly stated that the seasons are magical in nature even though they could be scientifically explained. I don't know if there'll be any further extrapolation on this and don't really care.
GRRM has created a believable, detailed world populated by compelling, thought-out characters. It's the best series of fantasy books ever written and (sorry Tolkein fans) it's not close.
You're right it doesn't matter... but the question has been bugging me!
It's named Essos. Westeros is a contenent.
Beyond that, please remember, magic, dragons and undead exist, making a complaint regarding planetary orbits rather moot.
If I have any complaints regarding the seasons, it's about the logistics of surviving a 10 year winter. Food dosn't keep that long, regardless of how much you stock pile
Dude, I don't mean to come across as abrasive but, Westeros is the continent to the west and Essos is the continnent to the East, not the name of their planet. The ancient stories of Greek mythology still happened on Earth, the fact it was about magic didn't change the planet's name. Also grain can last for centuries if kept dry.
I would imagine that they import food from Essos. Or at the very least use the cold to freeze food that won't keep for very long (theres no better fridge than a ten year winter!!!). But yeah magic and shit pretty much make any attempts at explaining unnatural weather phenomena moot.
Why do you even need to ask this question?
It was playing on my mind! If I may ask you a question, this discussion has been dead in the water for quite sometime, what brought it to your attention?