A day after Game Of Thrones ended it’s run as the most popular premium channel TV show of the modern era with dragons, author G.R.R. post an entry to his personal blog entitled “An Ending” in which he details pretty much not giving a fuck about the fans.
Not the fans with the right politics. Not the fans with the wrongthink. None of them.
Book or show, which will be the “real” ending? It’s a silly question. How many children did Scarlett O’Hara have?
How about this? I’ll write it. You read it. Then everyone can make up their own mind, and argue about it on the internet.
I’m the writer, you’re the reader, so stop wasting my time with your silly theories, fangirl.
Sick burn, really.
This is certainly something different than the creatives who feel the need to hector and preach to us or, worse yet, defend their subpar work against the fanbase.
Martin goes on to acknowledge that some of the characters from the book that never received proper treatment on the show would be making it into the new novels:
There are characters who never made it onto the screen at all, and others who died in the show but still live in the books… so if nothing else, the readers will learn what happened to Jeyne Poole, Lady Stoneheart, Penny and her pig, Skahaz Shavepate, Arianne Martell, Darkstar, Victarion Greyjoy, Ser Garlan the Gallant, Aegon VI, and a myriad of other characters.
He also talked about some of the other stuff he’s getting into:
I’ve got five shows in development at HBO (some having nothing whatsoever to do with the world of Westeros), two at Hulu, one on the History Channel.
Plus he’s producing a video game in Japan as well as doing something called Meow Wolf, which “creates immersive and interactive experiences that transport audiences of all ages into fantastic realms of story and exploration.”
Sounds like hippie propaganda, but OK.
The only real news to come out of the post is that frequent Game Of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman is moving over to Amazon to help with their Lord Of The Rings Second Age spinoff.
Is this good news? I don’t know.
I really didn’t pay much attention to who wrote which episodes. I know that G.R.R. himself wrote one episode in each of the first four seasons and that D&D wrote most of the episodes including the last four episodes of the show.
For more accolades and remembrances, you can read the blog post in full.
And just in case you are wondering about how Martin feels about all of this: