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Winter is Coming… Eventually

In the beautiful and blood soaked lands of Westeros, it is always a mystery as to what will happen, and who will die. From midgets, to prostitutes, to dragons and decapitations, this dark and gritty world is a wonderful time to submerse your self in. Game of Thrones has essentially become a phenomenon, not only in television, but in all of pop culture.

As season 3 concluded, the audience was left on such a huge cliffhanger, that even Gabe Walker would be pissing himself. As season after season gets produced every year, there is one question that should be on everyone’s mind. George R.R. Martin has not yet completed the series, and is known to be a very slow writer. When will his next book The Winds of Winter be published? Well I guess there is two questions, because the next one should be “Will he finish the book in time?” Mr. Martin had this to say to the Sydney Morning Herald:

“It is great that so many people are eager for the next book and certainly these are the people who are paying my bills and allowing me to have a house across the street from my other house,” he says. “But at the same time, sometimes I just wish they would stop pressuring me about it. It will be done when it’s done. I’m working on it. I don’t know what else I can say: I’m a slow writer, I’ve always been a slow writer, and these are gigantic books.”

Now, I have never read the books, but I am a huge fan of the series. I know I know, the books are better than the show right? That’s how it always is I assume. I have nothing against reading the books, or reading in general, I just don’t think reading the books would change my experience of watching the show for the better. That aside, after reading that segment, my respect and admiration for Mr. Martin has skyrocketed. My one fear about the show catching up to the books, was that George would rush out the story, and slap together sub-par material to keep up with production. So when people keep asking about his next book, only for him to come out and tell everyone, “Fuck off! It will be done when it’s good enough to be done,”(paraphrasing) I just fell in love with the guy. This shows that he is more concerned with his craft, rather than satisfying the fans. So with that being said, I eagerly await the next verse in this Song of Ice and Fire!

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Via Sydney Morning Herald