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They were seven, facing three…

The Tower of Joy

Season 6 starts on Sunday…

  Posted by - April 20, 2016 at 10:25 am

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This 2nd trailer for Game of Thrones season 6 is down right incredible

I’m not usually one to get all excited because of a trailer, but wow. This trailer has a lot going on in it, and it’s even hard to imagine what season 7 could contain at this point given the plot points that are advancing in this trailer.

  Posted by - April 11, 2016 at 2:06 pm

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Well here it is, the trailer for Season 6 of Game of Thrones

Lots of things to see and take in here.

  Posted by - March 9, 2016 at 7:13 am

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New images from Season 6 released

You can check them all out on the Game of Thrones Facebook page.

Looks like some characters are back.

Season 6 Photos

Season 6 Photos

  Posted by - February 12, 2016 at 9:15 am

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GRRM says The Winds of Winter isn’t even close to done

Here is his blog post.

And here are some choice excerpts:

THE WINDS OF WINTER is not finished.

Believe me, it gave me no pleasure to type those words. You’re disappointed, and you’re not alone. My editors and publishers are disappointed, HBO is disappointed, my agents and foreign publishers and translators are disappointed… but no one could possibly be more disappointed than me. For months now I have wanted nothing so much as to be able to say, “I have completed and delivered THE WINDS OF WINTER” on or before the last day of 2015.

But the book’s not done.

Nor is it likely to be finished tomorrow, or next week. Yes, there’s a lot written. Hundreds of pages. Dozens of chapters. (Those ‘no pages done’ reports were insane, the usual garbage internet journalism that I have learned to despise). But there’s also a lot still left to write. I am months away still… and that’s if the writing goes well. (Sometimes it does. Sometimes it doesn’t.) Chapters still to write, of course… but also rewriting. I always do a lot of rewriting, sometimes just polishing, sometimes pretty major restructures.

And then later…

Unfortunately, the writing did not go as fast or as well as I would have liked. You can blame my travels or my blog posts or the distractions of other projects and the Cocteau and whatever, but maybe all that had an impact… you can blame my age, and maybe that had an impact too…but if truth be told, sometimes the writing goes well and sometimes it doesn’t, and that was true for me even when I was in my 20s. And as spring turned to summer, I was having more bad days than good ones. Around about August, I had to face facts: I was not going to be done by Halloween. I cannot tell you how deeply that realization depressed me.

It’s clear that 2015 didn’t go as GRRM had planned, and the summary is this. He’s always been a slow writer, more specifically one that writes in streaks. When he gets cold, he doesn’t make much progress. He has said in an interview, he wishes he continued with The Winds of Winter when he was finishing ADWD because he hasn’t been able to get on a hot streak like that one since. And the situation is complicated by all of the distractions in his life. Those distractions are a choice of his own. So there we have it. GRRM said his publishers could probably have the book out within 3 months of him finishing, but unless he has it finished by September, that means we won’t have The Winds of Winter in 2016.

  Posted by - January 2, 2016 at 9:43 am

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You can’t have your cake and eat it too

As to be expected, last night’s episode of Game of Thrones has caused quite a stir.  The episode ending scene made the unfortunate choice of using rape as a plot device.  According to the episodes writer Bryan Cogman, Sansa made “a choice” to put herself into that situation.  Rather than write up a long piece on the use of rape in the show, I’ll link to this one by @angryGOTfan (At least I believe he is the author, please correct me if I am wrong.)

But I will make this brief point.  You can’t make the point that the show has made so many changes to the story and created it’s own version of the universe and simultaneously use the defense that the rape happens in the books.  Because it doesn’t.  Ramsay rapes his wife on his wedding night, that much is true.  But if you change the situation and place a different character there, then you can change the course of events.  Did we need more reasons to dislike Ramsay?  What is the point other than to show yet another rape in the show.

If you are upset about this episode, or this article, then do something positive and donate to RAINN.

  Posted by - May 18, 2015 at 8:52 am

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