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(YouTube)   Paul and Storm video for their new song, "Write Like The Wind" which begs George R.R. Martin to get off his ass and write the rest of the damn series   (youtube.com) divider line 16
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2012-06-22 04:12:59 PM  
2 votes:

scubamage: 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


Speaking of which, I'll take half a dozen of Sam Vimes - Havelock Vetinari - Moist Von Lipwig before you're through, Sir Pterry.
2012-06-22 07:00:40 PM  
1 votes:

gopher321: Yes, damn him for having a life and not pandering to your every whim, huh?


I understand what you're saying, but authors who find themselves in a position like Martin have special obligations to their fans. (Obligations for which they've already been richly compensated, I might add.) We haven't just made a monetary investment in his books; we've made an emotional one, too. If he leaves the story unfinished, he reneges on that.

I know it's not "hip" or "cool" to talk about our feelings on Fark, but let me put it this way. Imagine you're farking your sister. Now imagine that halfway through, she rolls over and goes to sleep. Oh, sure, there's nothing that says your sister has to fark you to completion. She doesn't have to "pander" to your "whim" if she doesn't want. You're not going to die just because you didn't get to finish your incest. But I think we'd all agree that we feel cheated when our sisters do that to us.

It's the same way with this series. I don't say this lightly, but he has a debt to repay to his fans. We deserve to have our questions answered. Will Jaime and Cersei be reunited to fark each other again? Is it even possible for Theon Greyjoy to fark Asha Greyjoy after his torture by Roose Bolton? If, as some have speculated, Lord Varys is actually a hidden Targaryen bastard, maybe there could be some sort of manual stimulation going on between him and Danaerys? I mean, sure, he's a eunuch, but he's got fingers, right? Although I guess if they were only distant cousins it doesn't really count as incest. Never mind. Um, okay, let's see, who else has a sister....
2012-06-22 05:42:38 PM  
1 votes:

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."


Put those side by side, and you have pure gold.
2012-06-22 05:37:12 PM  
1 votes:

Jim from Saint Paul: Maybe Jordan's narrative was finally going to go in the direction those books did. It's possible. All I know is that Brandon Sanderson comes in and BOOM shiat starts getting resolved and headed twoards the finale.


Also, Rand is likeable and relatable again. That's no mean feat.

/Sanderson is brilliant
2012-06-22 04:17:35 PM  
1 votes:

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: 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."

I don't mind authors having differing opinions of how they handle characters.

I do have a problem with people mistaking "characters die all the time in this series" to be the same as "this series is good."

/yet another example of how "grimdark" is mistaken for quality writing


Ice and Fire isn't good because characters die. It's good, and characters happen to die.
2012-06-22 04:17:23 PM  
1 votes:
I was expecting whiny nerds. Instead I got awesomeness, thanks subby! I just hope the Winds of Winter is a lot better than Dance w/ Dragons, not that it was terrible though.
2012-06-22 04:13:09 PM  
1 votes:

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."


I don't mind authors having differing opinions of how they handle characters.

I do have a problem with people mistaking "characters die all the time in this series" to be the same as "this series is good."

/yet another example of how "grimdark" is mistaken for quality writing
2012-06-22 03:47:30 PM  
1 votes:

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...


Let's not give GRR any credit yet. He's not terribly healthy, and he writes even slower than Jordan.

I'm done reading any more Ice and Fire until the guy actually finishes the series. Started reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen series, very good so far, and it's actually done!
2012-06-22 03:43:49 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:39:59 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:35:01 PM  
1 votes:
Have you seen the guy's ass? Getting off it is a major engineering feat.
2012-06-22 03:25:39 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:19:11 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:17:54 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:04:42 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:38:06 PM  
1 votes:
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