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2012-06-22 02:24:21 PM
Brilliant.

I haven't started reading the books...have only watched (and love) the show. And I'm worried to start reading them because I don't want to begin comparing. But I think I just might, anyway.
 
2012-06-22 02:28:55 PM
This may be one of the most awesomest things ever on the Interwebs!
 
2012-06-22 02:38:06 PM
bookmark
 
2012-06-22 02:53:16 PM
Damn I love Paul and Storm. I've seen them twice at Pax East, and both times they were hysterical.
 
2012-06-22 02:57:28 PM
That was great.
 
2012-06-22 03:00:38 PM
Hey, George has priorities and other obligations. Those miniatures won't just paint themselves, and Martin absolutely must attend every single fantasy convention on the planet, regardless of how tiny and obscure they may be.
 
2012-06-22 03:04:42 PM

ShawnDoc: Hey, George has priorities and other obligations. Those miniatures won't just paint themselves, and Martin absolutely must attend every single fantasy convention on the planet, regardless of how tiny and obscure they may be.


Yes, damn him for having a life and not pandering to your every whim, huh?
 
2012-06-22 03:04:46 PM

Pocket Ninja: Brilliant.

I haven't started reading the books...have only watched (and love) the show. And I'm worried to start reading them because I don't want to begin comparing. But I think I just might, anyway.


I'm halfway through the 3rd book. While the books and show don't match up exactly, I think the show has done a helluva good job with the story and being true to the characters. And with the differences, it keeps things fresh when you read the books. I would definitely recommend reading them too.
 
2012-06-22 03:14:09 PM

gopher321: ShawnDoc: Hey, George has priorities and other obligations. Those miniatures won't just paint themselves, and Martin absolutely must attend every single fantasy convention on the planet, regardless of how tiny and obscure they may be.

Yes, damn him for having a life and not pandering to your every whim, huh?


Suggesting that he finish the book series that has made him rich and famous = pandering to somebody's whims

Uhh, yeah, that's some fine logic right there.
 
2012-06-22 03:16:23 PM

gopher321: ShawnDoc: Hey, George has priorities and other obligations. Those miniatures won't just paint themselves, and Martin absolutely must attend every single fantasy convention on the planet, regardless of how tiny and obscure they may be.

Yes, damn him for having a life and not pandering to your every whim, huh?


It is a shame that people enjoy his writing so much that they're tripping over themselves to give him their money just to get more of it. It must be terrible to have achieved such a high level of success.
 
2012-06-22 03:16:46 PM

gopher321: ShawnDoc: Hey, George has priorities and other obligations. Those miniatures won't just paint themselves, and Martin absolutely must attend every single fantasy convention on the planet, regardless of how tiny and obscure they may be.

Yes, damn him for having a life and not pandering to your every whim, huh?


Oh Lord, and it begins...
 
2012-06-22 03:17:54 PM

Edsel: gopher321: ShawnDoc: Hey, George has priorities and other obligations. Those miniatures won't just paint themselves, and Martin absolutely must attend every single fantasy convention on the planet, regardless of how tiny and obscure they may be.

Yes, damn him for having a life and not pandering to your every whim, huh?

Suggesting that he finish the book series that has made him rich and famous = pandering to somebody's whims

Uhh, yeah, that's some fine logic right there.


Nope, your logic was that GRRM should not have any other hobbies or interests until he finishes writing the series. Just because you love the books (as do I) and are anxious for the final books (as am I) you don't get to set his priorities or schedule.
 
2012-06-22 03:18:08 PM

Ennuipoet: This may be one of the most awesomest things ever on the Interwebs!


Agreed. I'm actually interested in reading the books now.
 
2012-06-22 03:18:49 PM
And here comes the precious snowflakes that are owed something...
 
2012-06-22 03:19:11 PM

DontMakeMeShushYou: Edsel: gopher321: ShawnDoc: Hey, George has priorities and other obligations. Those miniatures won't just paint themselves, and Martin absolutely must attend every single fantasy convention on the planet, regardless of how tiny and obscure they may be.

Yes, damn him for having a life and not pandering to your every whim, huh?

Suggesting that he finish the book series that has made him rich and famous = pandering to somebody's whims

Uhh, yeah, that's some fine logic right there.

Nope, your logic was that GRRM should not have any other hobbies or interests until he finishes writing the series. Just because you love the books (as do I) and are anxious for the final books (as am I) you don't get to set his priorities or schedule.


Um, no, that was not my logic. Learn to read the header on these posts.
 
2012-06-22 03:20:44 PM
Yeah this is why I love the internet.

/I've spent the last 4 months reading the series and loving every minute of it.
//I know I'm a late comer, but you try reading a fantasy series in grad school.
///we do not sow
 
2012-06-22 03:21:56 PM
He's going to pull a Jordan.
 
2012-06-22 03:22:39 PM

DontMakeMeShushYou: Nope, your logic was that GRRM should not have any other hobbies or interests until he finishes writing the series. Just because you love the books (as do I) and are anxious for the final books (as am I) you don't get to set his priorities or schedule.


George... quit posting on Fark and just finish writing the damn stories.

/boiled leather
 
2012-06-22 03:22:45 PM
Lol, my Game of Thrones addict agrees, but I'd prefer he take his time and do a good job. I still have yet to see a single episode of the series, though I'd like to. I hear Dany has nice boobies.
 
2012-06-22 03:24:02 PM
A mighty wind,
blowing you and me
 
2012-06-22 03:25:20 PM
Just because it makes me laugh every time I see it...
i.qkme.me
 
2012-06-22 03:25:29 PM
Hey, this is the entertainment tab...get this crap out of here. Love Martin, but P&S...let's just say I'd rather listen to an hour-long argument between Gilbert Gottfried and Fran Drescher.
 
2012-06-22 03:25:39 PM

scubamage: but I'd prefer he take his time and do a good job


He spent more time writing the last two than the first three, so taking more time might not mean it will actually be better for it.
 
2012-06-22 03:26:12 PM
This series was more enjoyable without before HBO brought in the weenies.
 
2012-06-22 03:26:13 PM
 
2012-06-22 03:26:22 PM
Counterpoint: George R. R. Martin Is Not Your biatch. Not a very good song, however.
 
2012-06-22 03:26:27 PM

hb0mb: Pocket Ninja: Brilliant.

I haven't started reading the books...have only watched (and love) the show. And I'm worried to start reading them because I don't want to begin comparing. But I think I just might, anyway.

I'm halfway through the 3rd book. While the books and show don't match up exactly, I think the show has done a helluva good job with the story and being true to the characters. And with the differences, it keeps things fresh when you read the books. I would definitely recommend reading them too.


Hang onto your hat. The last 3rd of book 3 is fast and furious.

Haven't seen it yet, but GRRM did a interview for Sword and Laser that just got released.
 
2012-06-22 03:26:40 PM
"Six-page descriptions of every last meal"


I laughed, hard.
 
2012-06-22 03:27:16 PM
Yeah, whatever we do, let's not question fan overentitlement, because they find other overentitled fans on the web and reinforce each others' butthurtness. Let's instead all write 5000-word screeds on our LiveJournals because we read a rumor somewhere that GRRM stopped to have a scone and cup of tea instead of chaining himself to his workstation and churning out another doorstop of a book that might temporarily fill that gap in your soul where other people have lives.
 
2012-06-22 03:27:30 PM
LOL George R. R. Martin has nothing on Robert Jordan... He died before he finished, and the last book of the series is still being written...
 
2012-06-22 03:29:36 PM

Fish in a Barrel: hb0mb: Pocket Ninja: Brilliant.

I haven't started reading the books...have only watched (and love) the show. And I'm worried to start reading them because I don't want to begin comparing. But I think I just might, anyway.

I'm halfway through the 3rd book. While the books and show don't match up exactly, I think the show has done a helluva good job with the story and being true to the characters. And with the differences, it keeps things fresh when you read the books. I would definitely recommend reading them too.

Hang onto your hat. The last 3rd of book 3 is fast and furious.

Haven't seen it yet, but GRRM did a interview for Sword and Laser that just got released.


The end of book 3 =butterbeliever.com
 
2012-06-22 03:30:56 PM

bl968: LOL George R. R. Martin has nothing on Robert Jordan... He died before he finished, and the last book of the series is still being written...


Jordan wrote 12 books in the series in that time span. Sanderson is doing an even better job finishing it.
 
2012-06-22 03:31:19 PM

Edsel: gopher321: ShawnDoc: Hey, George has priorities and other obligations. Those miniatures won't just paint themselves, and Martin absolutely must attend every single fantasy convention on the planet, regardless of how tiny and obscure they may be.

Yes, damn him for having a life and not pandering to your every whim, huh?

Suggesting that he finish the book series that has made him rich and famous = pandering to somebody's whims

Uhh, yeah, that's some fine logic right there.


You do realize that GRRM has been a successful science fiction and fantasy author for well over thirty years, right? At this point in his life, he writes because he enjoys it, and the fact that this one series happens to have become a mainstream sensation may not actually matter all that much to him.

I haven't really gotten into Game of Thrones yet, but from what I can tell, he's got a hell of a complex political and personal landscape in there, and I'd just as soon see him take the time to do all that justice, rather than just crapping out more books and maybe writing himself into a corner.
 
2012-06-22 03:32:22 PM
The man is going to be dead before the series is finished most likely. Just accept that you'll never know how it ends.
 
2012-06-22 03:35:01 PM
Have you seen the guy's ass? Getting off it is a major engineering feat.
 
2012-06-22 03:35:47 PM
Just saw P&S last weekend and they were super entertaining live. They played some songs I'd forgotten about, but none I laughed at harder than "Lucas Please farking Stop". I think they did this one as well, though the whole night is sort of a blur.
 
2012-06-22 03:36:06 PM

scubamage: Lol, my Game of Thrones addict agrees, but I'd prefer he take his time and do a good job. I still have yet to see a single episode of the series, though I'd like to. I hear Dany has nice boobies.


That girl has nice everything.
 
2012-06-22 03:36:23 PM
So, when I heard HBO was doing the show I decided to finally read AGOT which was on my shelf for years. I burned through the books like crack and am now also waiting for the next one(s).

In a fark fantasy book thread I took a farker's suggestion to pick up Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson, which is getting pretty good and I'm midway through the last book.

Any other must-read fantasy series out there I need to check out while I'm waiting for GRRM? I'm not so much into sci-fi. Thanks.
 
2012-06-22 03:38:51 PM
He is averaging 3/4 of a page every day over the past 15 years. Not bad, not bad at all.

Granted of the 4228 pages published... over 2000 deal with surcoats.
 
2012-06-22 03:38:57 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-22 03:39:59 PM

El Brujo: Any other must-read fantasy series out there I need to check out while I'm waiting for GRRM? I'm not so much into sci-fi. Thanks.


Joe Abercrombies "The First Law". It is the best Fantasy I've ever read, and I've been at it since The Sword of Shannara was a new release.
 
2012-06-22 03:40:36 PM
I'm pretty sure you've seen it before, but since this has come up before I'll just repeat it:

George Martin is not your biatch.
 
2012-06-22 03:41:21 PM

Pocket Ninja: I haven't started reading the books...have only watched (and love) the show. And I'm worried to start reading them because I don't want to begin comparing. But I think I just might, anyway.


I find that I enjoy the comparisons. It's strangely entertaining to watch the show and make note of everything that is made even better by the adaptation.
 
2012-06-22 03:41:29 PM

Vacation Bible School: [i.imgur.com image 464x616]


There was one of these with Rowling saying "It's hard to kill a character" and Martin saying "You're adorable."
 
2012-06-22 03:42:46 PM

Ennuipoet: El Brujo: Any other must-read fantasy series out there I need to check out while I'm waiting for GRRM? I'm not so much into sci-fi. Thanks.

Joe Abercrombies "The First Law". It is the best Fantasy I've ever read, and I've been at it since The Sword of Shannara was a new release.


Thanks!
 
2012-06-22 03:43:43 PM

unlikely: Vacation Bible School: [i.imgur.com image 464x616]

There was one of these with Rowling saying "It's hard to kill a character" and Martin saying "You're adorable."


yeah, I had to dig through dozens of those before finally finding this.
 
2012-06-22 03:43:49 PM

El Brujo: So, when I heard HBO was doing the show I decided to finally read AGOT which was on my shelf for years. I burned through the books like crack and am now also waiting for the next one(s).

In a fark fantasy book thread I took a farker's suggestion to pick up Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson, which is getting pretty good and I'm midway through the last book.

Any other must-read fantasy series out there I need to check out while I'm waiting for GRRM? I'm not so much into sci-fi. Thanks.


My brother raved about the Redwall books by Brian Jacques, and the Shanarra books by Terry Brooks. If you like funny, you can't go wrong by picking up The Colour of Magic by Terry pratchett
 
2012-06-22 03:44:10 PM
Have been trying to slog through Dance With Dragons since it came out... damn, almost didn't make it through the fourth book.
 
2012-06-22 03:44:10 PM
Do we still care after A Dance with Dragons? Do we think the next book will be any better?
 
2012-06-22 03:44:31 PM
Vacation Bible School:[i.imgur.com image 464x616]

In all fairness, Martin has a lot more going in his books.

/ducks from the incoming wands
 
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