George R. R. Martin

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Oh oops, if its decided not to know then I'll shut up

VegemiteGrrrl, Saturday, 29 January 2011 03:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

Listen can't we just leave it at that's just how he rolls?

Sheenastia Easton (ENBB), Saturday, 29 January 2011 03:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

(VG otm - it was taken at a wrap party ;) but I prefer to think it's just another night in the life)

Sheenastia Easton (ENBB), Saturday, 29 January 2011 03:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

haha i only read the first one, but

it's cool that you are willing to kill off main characters, but not that cool
your middle initials are "r.r."? c'mon
I just finished book #10 of Robert Jordan's stupid series.

mookieproof, Saturday, 29 January 2011 03:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

started to wonder if it was a fanfic thing or maybe wrote porn on the side and then it got kinda lolol in my head

VegemiteGrrrl, Saturday, 29 January 2011 03:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm really bad about starting a new fantasy series, because I always think "Ugh great now I have to learn a bunch of weird names and stupid maps and ugh wtf is this language" but they're never as bad as I make them out to be and the funniest part is I havent yet met a fantasy series I didn't love. I just wait 5 years between reading a new series, lol

VegemiteGrrrl, Saturday, 29 January 2011 03:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

A Dance With Dragons will be published on July 12. The manuscript is huge — the publisher estimates the hardcover edition will run more than 900 pages, putting it about the same length as the longest book in the series, A Storm of Swords. Schedule your summer vacation accordingly.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What took so long?
GEORGE R. R. MARTIN: I’m not sure I have a good answer. If I did, I would have taken less time. It’s enormous. It’s as long as A Storm of Swords. It’s very complicated. I have a lot of characters and points of view. And I’ve been doing a ton of rewriting, trying to get it where I wanted it to be. Some of these chapters I’ve rewritten more times than I can count before I’m satisfied with them.

Can you tease something from the book?
I don’t want to spoil any surprises. I can say all the characters people have been waiting for are there: Daenerys, Jon Snow, and Tyrion. There’s also new characters, and viewpoints from characters who did not have viewpoints before.

abcfsk, Thursday, 3 March 2011 14:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

Finally!

Number None, Thursday, 3 March 2011 15:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

the red wedding actually ranks as one of the most genuinely shocking plot turns I have encountered as a reader, I was like daaaaaaaamn

all the pretty HOOSes (gbx), Monday, 13 June 2011 19:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

oh god, yes

I remember actually spluttering at the book when that happened because I just KNEW someone was going to escape

low-rent black gangster nicknamed Bootsy (DJP), Monday, 13 June 2011 19:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

also it seems like the show might already be laying the groundwork for the Improved Jaime Lannister, which was took me a while to buy into in the books

(which I'm guessing is because Martin didn't have that plotted from the outset, so it was natural to make early Jaime more str8 villainous)

all the pretty HOOSes (gbx), Monday, 13 June 2011 19:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

I hope the show lasts that long. I genuinely can't see it going the distance though. How many seasons has HBO's longest running drama had i wonder?

Number None, Monday, 13 June 2011 19:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

that video, from the other thread? that is how i felt

☂ (max), Monday, 13 June 2011 19:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

i thought the jamie rehabilitation was so well done that is had to be p well planned but maybe my recollection is generous

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 13 June 2011 19:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

I actually cackled a bit once I realized that dude was all in---like "oh shiiiiiiit you are really going for it"

plot thing I keep getting faked out on: arya reuniting with nymeria. he's feinted at it a couple times (mostly around Harenhall), but I'm beginning to wonder if it's all a red herring

all the pretty HOOSes (gbx), Monday, 13 June 2011 19:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

jamie rehabilitation makes me sad that him and tyrion are going to have to kill each other, i wish they could just go on road trips together, the brothers one-hand and shorty

☂ (max), Monday, 13 June 2011 19:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

that video, from the other thread? that is how i felt

p much

all the pretty HOOSes (gbx), Monday, 13 June 2011 19:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

that shit makes ned dying feel like a happy effing ending

☂ (max), Monday, 13 June 2011 19:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

maybe i am giving way way too much credit, but i thought that having the starks and the lannisters starting off as the too-obvious good and evil sides of the series and then massacring them and turning two of the remaining lannister adults into 'good guys' was genius.

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 13 June 2011 19:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

w/r/t jaimes rehab: it was done well, but I sensed a...break between how he was rendered in the first book and how he was later developed, is all. like all the stuff about aerys' cruelty and w/e seemed like it was conceived after the first book

all the pretty HOOSes (gbx), Monday, 13 June 2011 19:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

Well we only see Jamie through other people's eyes at first, and mainly from a distance

Number None, Monday, 13 June 2011 19:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

jamie doesnt get a p.o.v. in the first book though

☂ (max), Monday, 13 June 2011 19:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

maybe i am giving way way too much credit, but i thought that having the starks and the lannisters starting off as the too-obvious good and evil sides of the series and then massacring them and turning two of the remaining lannister adults into 'good guys' was genius.

Agreed! Just think the decision to do this hadn't been made at the outset is all.

Anyway how will Joffrey die is what I want to know

all the pretty HOOSes (gbx), Monday, 13 June 2011 19:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

jamie doesnt get a p.o.v. in the first book though

ahhhhhh that's it

all the pretty HOOSes (gbx), Monday, 13 June 2011 19:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

like duh of course

all the pretty HOOSes (gbx), Monday, 13 June 2011 19:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

hey gbx, out of interest, where are you up to. are you just past the red wedding?

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 13 June 2011 19:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

arya becomes a faceless man, travels to westeros to do the deed, pipped to the post by....littlefinger? loras? a tragic and lolzy riding accident? ~dragons?

all the pretty HOOSes (gbx), Monday, 13 June 2011 19:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm all the way through it

all the pretty HOOSes (gbx), Monday, 13 June 2011 19:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

wait, all the way thru the 4?

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 13 June 2011 19:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

y

all the pretty HOOSes (gbx), Monday, 13 June 2011 19:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

and you're asking how Joffrey will die...?

low-rent black gangster nicknamed Bootsy (DJP), Monday, 13 June 2011 19:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

i was trying to think of an oblique, non-spoilery way of saying that.

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 13 June 2011 19:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

god I am dumb

all the pretty HOOSes (gbx), Monday, 13 June 2011 19:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

like I actually had to think for a second

all the pretty HOOSes (gbx), Monday, 13 June 2011 19:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

ANYWAY

all the pretty HOOSes (gbx), Monday, 13 June 2011 19:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

pretend i meant cersei

all the pretty HOOSes (gbx), Monday, 13 June 2011 19:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

loll

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 13 June 2011 19:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

i actually dont really want cersei to die, i just want her to be thrown out of power and disgraced and humiliated.

the freys, i want to die. all of them. slowly.

☂ (max), Monday, 13 June 2011 20:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

I dunno, i kind of feel bad for Fat Walda

Number None, Monday, 13 June 2011 20:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

btw is coldhands actually benjen stark y/n

all the pretty HOOSes (gbx), Monday, 13 June 2011 20:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

walder dying would be too inconsequential because he is thereabouts already. would rather see him humiliated. all of his heirs dying would be p hilarious, the continuation of his line being probably the one certainty he has in life. the gods should tear down the twins. surprise volcano.

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 13 June 2011 20:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

xp almost feels too obvious, but probably. did they burn thorin?

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 13 June 2011 20:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

Coldhands = Benjen is certainly the most common theory. I have no idea though really

Number None, Monday, 13 June 2011 20:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

uh, qhorin

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 13 June 2011 20:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

Had Sam never seen Benjen?

low-rent black gangster nicknamed Bootsy (DJP), Monday, 13 June 2011 20:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

Don't think so

Number None, Monday, 13 June 2011 20:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah he was gone when sam showed up

is theon the most pitiable character, y/n

all the pretty HOOSes (gbx), Monday, 13 June 2011 20:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

I've said this before on here but for some reason i'm still clinging to the notion that Theon will redeem himself

Number None, Monday, 13 June 2011 20:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

if it were any other series id say that theon will kill the bastard bolton but martin doesnt like neat tie-ups like that

☂ (max), Monday, 13 June 2011 20:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

kinda worried about rickon. wonder if after the ultimate happy ending someone will stumble upon the skeleton of a little boy and a direwolf in a ditch to sour it.

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 13 June 2011 20:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

would serve him right, hes a bad lil kid

☂ (max), Monday, 13 June 2011 20:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

i think theon will do something that ~ought~ to redeem him, but it will be anonymous or mistaken as someone else's work or something

xp rickon's gonna turn into a gollum like little dude

all the pretty HOOSes (gbx), Monday, 13 June 2011 20:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

what are the odds Theon is somehow going to end up getting tossed out of the Eyrie

low-rent black gangster nicknamed Bootsy (DJP), Monday, 13 June 2011 20:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

Thinking along the same lines gbx

Number None, Monday, 13 June 2011 20:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

maybe instead of seeing things through his wolf, Rickon's wolf is seeing things through him

low-rent black gangster nicknamed Bootsy (DJP), Monday, 13 June 2011 20:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

rickon and his wolf being assholes are kind of a counterpoint to the whole lannisters-becoming-good thing. maybe by the end of the book there will have been a full volte-face.

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 13 June 2011 20:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

dany + jon fight back the others, reunite and secure the kingdom, then shaggydog fucks them up. fin.

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 13 June 2011 20:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

maybe the book series ends with Daenerys reclaiming the throne and proclaiming a new age of peace, offering amnesty to all of the other noble families and marrying Jamie to bolster her coffers, only to be assassinated by a vengeful Arya

low-rent black gangster nicknamed Bootsy (DJP), Monday, 13 June 2011 20:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

haha how many martin threadz are there on ilx?

fuck the freys tho, srsly, hang them all

neti pot, kombucha, how to die alone (Lamp), Tuesday, 14 June 2011 20:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

I am almost done w/ the first book and so far it seems like the book is divided so:

25% descriptions of food
25% descriptions of what people are wearing
25% of how women are useless
25% hodgepodge of cursing, sex, and what the spirit animal of each house is

USADA Bin Dopen (dayo), Wednesday, 5 September 2012 00:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

i clicked on this so quickly thinking 'did he die c'mon c'mon dead george martin c'mon'

thomp, Wednesday, 5 September 2012 00:11 (2 years ago) Permalink


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