Winds of Winter will never be finished, fuck you George Martin

Discussion in 'Game of Thrones (ASOIAF)' started by Illinihockey, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. Pharoh

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    I've said ITT I believe it gets released before next season.

    I am also on level 1 of the acceptance scale, so...

    But technically only now are we fully past any and everything that has happened in the books, so now would be a great time to give the show guys direction for these last 2 seasons.
     
  2. Krieger

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    lol the christian times?

    come on guys, it's almost verbatim of that korean blog someone linked awhile back
     
  3. pennstate2012

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    I have some beachfront property in Iowa for anyone thinking WoW will be released at Christmas.
     
  4. Houndster

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    I'll be surprised if it's ever done.
     
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  6. Krieger

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    oh my bad i didn't know the parent herald was weighing in
     
  7. lastsonofkrypton

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    It'll be done when it's done; y'all are torturing yourselves.
     
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  8. Larry Sura

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    When the book is in my hands and I read the last page, I'll believe he has completely finished twow.
     
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  9. Larry Sura

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    In the meantime i'm going to watch grizzly bears feasting on salmon in Alaska.
     
  10. Ace Boogie

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    And then we start a whole new process of longing and bitching regarding the final book of the series.
     
  11. TheGrifter

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    As I've said before, GRRM is scared of how popular his work has become at this point. The time between his novels has increased as they have become more and more popular. The show has only multiplied the pressure. My guess, if he lives that long, is we will only see a finish to his novels a few years after the show has ended production. He will take the plotlines the audience liked and add them to the books, while discarding those which were generally disliked. He's frankly terrified of his own creation.
     
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  12. zeberdee

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    he doesn't seem scared of it to me. all he seems to do is go to conventions and soak up the fame.
     
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  13. Fuzzy Zoeller

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    Not mutually exclusive.
     
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  14. 47 straight

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    can see it both ways. He's eating up the awesome but he may be love it so much he doesn't want to hurt his image by writing things such as Stannis burning Shireen or a twin brother raping his twin sister on top of their dead incestual king childs corpse. Again... Or at least "present day" even if it's within a fantasy world he created
     
  15. coffee

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    Right, and he's afraid of eating into that fame and reverence by releasing a book that disappoints fans.
     
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  16. Fuzzy Zoeller

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    He appreciates the fans, and then he sees all of them when he shuts the door, fires up the computer and stares at the blank page and the blinking cursor.
     
  17. Ace Boogie

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    He writes with a quill and ink, IMO.
     
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  18. Larry Sura

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    Prove it
     
  19. Lawnole23

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    I think we can say with certainty he eats. Whether he eats fame or nachos it depends. However, he eats. God does he eat.
     
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  20. Lipp

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    You shut your mouth. Nachos are delicious.
     
  21. Fuzzy Zoeller

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    This is the preview for A Game of Thrones. You could literally c/p this for The Winds of Winter and it would still apply:

    In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the North of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a region of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.
     
  22. Illinihockey

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  23. Fuzzy Zoeller

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    Pretty sure it's Wild Cards
     
  24. Larry Sura

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    I hope everyone associated with Wild Cards and anyone who has ever read Wild Cards dies in a terrible train crash.
     
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  25. Jax Teller

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    Fuck this douche bag.
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  26. Illinihockey

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    I've moved on from this series now. A lot of great novels out there. Martin is just a fucking fraud.
     
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  27. Jax Teller

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    Yea there is so much I need to finish or start
     
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  28. Fuzzy Zoeller

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    This is pretty good







    Just like George, Preston hasn't pushed a new video in 3 weeks and has updated 2 new series since then :(
     
  29. Larry Sura

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    Is that the finished copy of TWOW?
     
  30. Fuzzy Zoeller

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    It's the Theon chapter that GRRM released a while ago.
     
  31. Larry Sura

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    It's like jacking off to a single clip of a porn you've already seen, but the whole video is locked away. I'll do it, but I'm not happy about it.
     
  32. Illinihockey

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    If anyone still gives a shit

    http://www.latimes.com/books/la-et-jc-george-r-r-martin-warning-20161206-story.html

    f you're a George R.R. Martin fan hoping for a happy ending in his next installment of the “Song of Ice and Fire” series, don't hold your breath: The author confirmed that winter is coming, and it's going to be a long one.

    Martin, whose books form the basis for the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones," told an audience at the Guadalajara International Book Fair in Mexico not to expect sunshine and warmth from the next book, “The Winds of Winter,” Entertainment Weekly reports.

    “There are a lot of dark chapters right now in the book that I’m writing,” he said. “It is called 'The Winds of Winter,' and I’ve been telling you for 20 years that winter was coming."

    The Winds of Winter," the sixth book in his series, is hotly anticipated by the writer's fans, some of whom have, in the past, urged him to write faster. The most recent installment in the series, "A Dance with Dragons," was published in 2011.


    "Winter is the time when things die, and cold and ice and darkness fill the world, so this is not going to be the happy feel-good [book] that people may be hoping for," Martin said. "Some of the characters [are] in very dark places.”

    In an hourlong video posted from the event, Martin, speaking in English, answered questions from an audience so appreciative of fantasy that naming J.R.R. Tolkien drew cheers.

    When asked if it was hard to keep up with the idea that he started writing more than 20 years ago, Martin answered, “Well, the original idea has grown…. Back in 1994, when I first sent in the first hundred pages and a letter about where I was going, I was selling a trilogy, three books. At that time, if you look at my books, I was generally writing one novel a year, so in my innocence — ah, sweet summer child — I thought I’d finish the whole thing in three years…. It’s taken a little longer than that. And here I am still writing it. I had no idea how big it was going to be or how long it was going to take. But you have to follow the story wherever it leads, and it’s led to some pretty interesting places.”

    Readers of Martin's blog won't be surprised about the dark turn his new book is taking. The author has referred to 2016 as "a bloody awful year," and was particularly despondent at the results of last month's U.S. presidential election.

    "America has spoken. I really thought we were better than this. Guess not," he posted the day after the election. "Over the next four years, our problems are going to get much, much worse. Winter is coming. I told you so."

    Martin is still writing "The Winds of Winter," and there's no publication date for the novel as yet. He jokingly told the audience in Guadalajara that he sometimes regrets the scope of the series.

    “Sometimes I look back and say, 'Did it really have to be Seven Kingdoms?'" he said. “The Five Kingdoms of Westeros, that would have been good, right?”
     
  33. Larry Sura

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    It's really dark..trust me..gruesome stuff....you'll see it on on HBO...
     
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  34. Fuzzy Zoeller

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    2017 is the year, guys. I can feel it in my plums.
     
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  35. Mitch Cumstein

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    I wonder how many dark years I can take before I lose interest.
     
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  36. Codename Duchess

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    Saw him say the other day that he was going to cut back on his appearances in 2017 (how many times has he said this?) to work on WoW. HBO passing his books last season killed any type of motivation he had to finish this book by a certain point.
     
  37. RoyalShocker

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    I wouldn't trust anything he says or anything that is reported about him. The book will be done when it's done and there's almost no point in concerning yourself with it until it comes out, IMO.
     
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  38. RockHardEnis39

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    Fixed
     
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  39. Voodoo

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    :laugh:
     
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  40. Mitch Cumstein

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    I feel like Martin is writing at this guy's pace
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  41. Sticky

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    If he doesn't finish it this year I don't see any way we'll ever see aDoS. Unless he kills off more than half the character in Winds which is possible. Dammit I can't stop myself from hoping
     
  42. Nelson

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    srs just wage a big battle and have half the characters die, fuck
     
  43. Jax Teller

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    Guys it's never gonna happen.
     
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  44. BP

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    The ultimate troll. Dies before he finishes the series and won't let anyone finish it for him.
     
  45. RockHardEnis39

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    George R.R. Martin Offers Fans A Christmas Present (Not The Winds Of Winter)
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    Famed no-pages haver George R.R. Martin, author of the popular A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novels on which HBO’s hit sibling-fucking drama Game of Thrones is loosely based, offered up a Christmas treat for fans over on his Not A Blog, which is a blog, today. Was it an announcement that he’ll finally be finishing the sequel to A Storm of Swords, which was published 16 years ago? No—Martin wants to point fans to a short story (which is surely very good) set in the Wild Cards universe (don’t ask):


    There’s a brand new Wild Cards story up today on Tor.com. The title is “The Thing About Growing Up in Jokertown.” It’s from Carrie Vaughn, and it features two of your favorite Fort Freak beat cops, Rikki Michaelson and Beastie Bester, back when they were teenagers, long before they joined the force.

    (You can read the story here.)
    Martin, who has previously asserted to Deadspin that he is in fact has pages, has produced no fresh pages in the ASOIAF saga in the year since he wrote a long blog post explaining that just months before he had been just months away from turning in pages. To be fair, he did produce pages about minor character Euron Greyjoy force-feeding his brother acid and then boasting about his plans to kill gods on his way to becoming one himself; however, those pages were old. Just over the past week, though, he has blogged about the New York Giants (that’s okay, I’m a fan too), announced a comic-book adaptation of an ASOIAF spin-off from six years ago (who doesn’t like Dunk and Egg?), and promoted an “enhanced edition” of A Storm of Swords, which was published 16 years ago and followed up on by a still-unfinished sequel spread out over two volumes. Where the new pages are—assuming they exist—remains unclear.
     
  46. Larry Sura

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    I don't know what I expected.
     
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  49. Mr Bulldops

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    Really dude, be honest and just say "I'm really just not into writing it anymore but I have to pretend I am so the publisher will keep giving me money. If you are still interested in how the series ends, just watch the show"
     
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  50. Lawnole23

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    It's so depressing checking this board once a month and no one has posted. GRRM is killing my love for GOT.
     
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