Posted on June 22, 2011

Harbinger (Red) -- Updated 06/22/11If you’ve been following my site for any length of time you probably know that I am a huge fan of George R.R. Martin’s “Song of Ice and Fire” series. I was overcome with joy when I first heard that HBO might be filming it, and watching the first season was a 10-hour nerdgasm for me. The season finale left me (and millions around the world) salivating for Season 2.

As a little treat for my Members who are Thrones fans (and for me), I have rendered a new version of my “Harbinger” wallpaper (which was itself initally inspired by my re-reading “Clash of Kings” during my extended hospital stay in early 2009). The comet now matches the description in the book.

Of course, it would have been trivial to simply Photoshop the original and make it red, but I felt it would look a lot better if I rendered a new version. It helped that Bucephalus rendered the whole thing in under 1 hour. I haven’t added it to the free gallery (yet) but I have posted a 1280 x 800 version of my Facebook page which my fans there can download and share. I hope you enjoy it!

I had originally placed this render in the Pickle Jar but the reaction was so positive that I decided to should have a place of its own in my gallery.

I also wanted to mention that I have added entries to my FAQ and help pages for Android users. Hope this helps!