Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in Season 4 Episode 8 of "Game of Thrones" entitled "The Mountain and the Viper." Photo Credit: HBO

Geroge R.R. Martin curses out fans who think he’s going to die


Perhaps the most popular show on television right now is the hit HBO series Game of Thrones and it’s creator, George R.R. Martin, is now an unlikely superstar in the literary and television world.

But while the series is at the height of its popularity at the moment — something evident in the sheer amount of Emmy Awards is snagged this year — there is fear in the Thrones community that winter is going to come early for Martin and he’s going to die before he can finish the books.

Martin recently gave a caddy interview to the Swiss magazine Tagesanzeiger in which he called out so-called fans who think he’s going to die before he can finish the Game of Thrones books.

I find that question pretty offensive, people speculating about my death and health. So f— you to those people.

To be fair, Martin is 65 years old and has written just five of the seven planned books since first publishing the original book back in 1996. Almost 20 years later and the books aren’t finished and the show is starting to catch up — something that is causing show runners to alter the stories and go in different directions.

The show was going to do that anyways, but the common perception is that Martin isn’t writing fast enough. He clearly doesn’t care though and until someone starts writing for him, those fans complaining about Martin not finishing the books can’t really do anything except throw stones.

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  • Haven’sHeart

    Mr. Martin should stand in front of a mirror and take a good look at himself. Telling his fans who think he may not live to finish the books to “F***Off” not the smartest move on his part. He’s a bit of a snotty “A**”, I’ll never buy any of his books and never watch GoT again.

    • MrBushido

      Like that will ever happen. I’m sure you will line up to see the new season when it airs and stay up all night to get the next books when they publish… so you wouldn’t want to know what happens to… (insert favorite character here)? They were talking about the probability of him DYING…

      • Haven’sHeart

        Sorry, MrBushido, I’ve never read his books & only started watching GoT May 2014 binge-watched 1st 3 seasons & into the 4th season in 3 days. The characters I liked are gone now. You couldn’t pay me enough money to stand in line for anything involving Martin or GoT. Considering his age, height, weight & lifestyle, he very well might not live to finish the books. You would never have heard great authors like Arthur C. Clarke or Anne McCaffrey say “F*** You” to their fans regarding whether or not they might not have lived to finish a work.

        • MrBushido

          Then you clearly aren’t a real fan and should not comment on Sir Martin. Please go somewhere else and watch Glee or something. Thanks, and don’t let the door hit you on the way out (it’s a cool kind of mahogany that won’t last if it hits trash, sorry eh).

  • MrBushido

    Generally the kind of idiots who have the lack of decency to talk about his health are the kind of idiots who can’t spell a name like “George”. I doubt he’s that offended… blogs like to make mountains out of molehills in order to get hits. It’s not rocket science…

    • Musikonica

      True.

  • Haven’sHeart

    @MrBushido:disqus
    I never claimed to be a “fan” of Martin or GoT. I’ve the right to speak my mind regarding any subject with an open forum and you do not have the right to tell me where I can post comments or what I can say. I do not watch idiotic shows such as “Glee” ~ there is entirely too much garbage on television to start with. As far as your statement to me regarding your mahogany door & calling me trash, I’ve a bit of advice for you. One should always be wary of what exactly they say to, or call, a person on the internet, because truly you never know exactly who the person is, what they do, or have done in the past for a living or what their training or skills are. I assure you, your mahogany door would not stand up well if I came in contact with it. Trust me, I am not a person you would like to make angry. You have chosen the username, MrBushido, below you will find a simple definition of what bushido means. One can only be left with the impression that you feel somehow this moniker reflects you in some way. Your calling me trash proves you have very little in common with a samurai, much less a code of honor. I, on the other hand, have lived my life based on a code of honor that not only reflects bushido, but goes far beyond it’s simple dictates and since I am a military veteran, the word warrior defines me well.
    Bu·shi·do
    [ bóoshi dṑ ]
    {samurai code of honor: the code of honor and behavior of the Japanese warrior class samurai, emphasizing self-discipline, courage, and loyalty}

    • MrBushido

      Indeed, you are correct, I have brought shame upon myself through my harmless but ultimately shameful deeds. I will say this though, before I commit seppuku in order to cleanse myself of my dishonorable deeds, the only thing that made sense in your “statements” thus far is that Glee is a terrible show. Now, please excuse me as I find someone else stupid and willing enough to help me honor the old gods by cutting my head off, thus that I can fulfill my legacy as a retainer of my most honorable Lord Shinji Okazaki. Peace, and love. <3

      P.S. Just look up Gundam (or failing that, just google my name – I'm not that famous, but I'm not that unknown either). Therein you shall find the answer you seek, Padowan.

  • Haven’sHeart

    @MrBushido ~ I offer you my own tanto or my wakizashi to commit hara-kiri & my services as your kaishakunin. PS- I do not waste the force within me to manifest a light saber, there are other ways.