George R. R. Martin Has A Rather Rude Message For Impatient Fans

Many fans have wondered if A Song of Ice and Fire author George R. R. Martin will ever get round to finishing his fantasy saga. Well, it turns out he has a message for them and it's not particularly nice. Don't look if you're easily offended.

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By Doopie - 7/10/2014


There has been a bit of speculation amongst fans regarding whether or not George R. R. Martin will get round to finishing his epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire before he dies, and finally he has addressed the issue head on.

Asked by Swiss news outlet Tages-Anzeiger about the worries of fans, Martin had this to say - "I find that question pretty offensive, frankly, when people start speculating about my death and my health, so [frick] you to those people". Just to hammer home the point, Martin proceeded to give the middle finger to anyone thinking such things.


This is is not the first time Martin has reacted angrily to fans either having written in the past; "Some of you are angry that I watch football during the fall … some of you hate my other projects … some of you don't want me attending conventions, teaching workshops, touring and doing promo, or visiting places like Spain and Portugal or Finland. More wasting time, when I should be home working on A Dance with Dragons. After all, as some of you like to point out in your emails, I am 60 years old and fat, and you don't want me to [die before completion] on you and deny you your book." 

Since writing that, Martin has completed A Dance with Dragons and is now working on the sixth entry in the series The Winds of Winter which is as yet, without a release date.
Source: guardian.com
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yossarian - 7/10/2014, 9:01 AM
Nice. I like this guy.
Gusto - 7/10/2014, 9:03 AM
What kind of pinko commie doesn't watch football in the fall?
ManofSteel23 - 7/10/2014, 9:07 AM
good on him!
Desrow - 7/10/2014, 9:07 AM
So that's the reason why Gusto post in very article?? because he's gonna die soon??



ManofSteel23 - 7/10/2014, 9:08 AM
people moan, but its probably his experiences that influence the books, so let him do what he likes
cipher - 7/10/2014, 9:09 AM
I've never read any of these books. People keep telling me I should, and I'll get around to it eventually.. but, yeah.
Phronesis - 7/10/2014, 9:13 AM
Ehh, he's trying to blend empathy and sympathy together to form excuses... He really does need to finish.
JordanKing - 7/10/2014, 9:13 AM
I'd be the same probably. Good on him for not trying to sugar coat it. How dare he try having a life outside the books!
Phronesis - 7/10/2014, 9:13 AM
@cipher Do you watch the show?
Phronesis - 7/10/2014, 9:14 AM
I think people felt he was procrastinating.
Doopie - 7/10/2014, 9:16 AM
Neil Gaiman actually came to Martin's defence saying

"George RR Martin is not your bitch.This is a useful thing to know, perhaps a useful thing to point out when you find yourself thinking that possibly George is, indeed, your bitch, and should be out there typing what you want to read right now. People are not machines. Writers and artists aren't machines."
Nomis - 7/10/2014, 9:17 AM
Well, fans is short for FANATICS!

What he expect from those type of people.
cipher - 7/10/2014, 9:21 AM
Phrone- I actually haven't seen a single episode yet. I'm behind, I know.
Doopie - 7/10/2014, 9:22 AM
ciph - you need to watch it! it's [frick]ing beautiful television
Gusto - 7/10/2014, 9:23 AM
LOL...Des, you suck!!!!
JamesMan - 7/10/2014, 9:26 AM
Good for Martin. It takes time to produce great material.
Phronesis - 7/10/2014, 9:26 AM
@cipher Whenever you get around to watching it, I recommend reading the books AFTER. The experience is much better I think.
cipher - 7/10/2014, 9:26 AM
The girl I work with.. she tells me "dude, f*cking get on that shit. NOW. f*cking do something right in your life for once", and I'm like "yeah, yeah, yeah-- wait, hold on a bloody minute, what's that supposed to mean? I do plenty of shit right. I quit smoking the other day. It's kind of a big deal for me" and she goes "yeah, it stops being impressive once you've done it a hundred f*cking times".
cipher - 7/10/2014, 9:27 AM
I'll get on it, Doop!
cipher - 7/10/2014, 9:28 AM
Phrone- Will do, bud.

:)
monkeyballs - 7/10/2014, 9:41 AM
Gusto watches football. Loves tossing the old pig skin.



monkeyballs - 7/10/2014, 9:48 AM
I haven't seen it either Cipher
driver - 7/10/2014, 9:57 AM
he has a good point!
Gusto - 7/10/2014, 10:09 AM
Correction...Des & monk suck!!!!!!
SauronsBANE - 7/10/2014, 10:09 AM
Hahaha just keep on keeping on, GRRM. But seriously now, don't die on us.
Klone - 7/10/2014, 10:19 AM
I reckon The Winds of Winter will be as good as A Storm of Swords with all the character POV in one book and hopefully a lot of them eliminated.
Klone - 7/10/2014, 10:20 AM
I disagree with Phron and say read the books first because there is much, much more detail in it via internal monologues, etc. and some characters like Jon or Catelyn you will probably like far more.
shabat - 7/10/2014, 10:27 AM
I love this. That image of him is awesome.
GadoTheLion - 7/10/2014, 10:27 AM
Never watched the show or read the books,but good for him.portions of fanbases can be real selfish A-holes
shabat - 7/10/2014, 10:31 AM
ScorpioRisin - 7/10/2014, 10:35 AM
JUST GET ON WITH THE BOOKS YOU FAT [frick] BEFORE YOU DIE OF A MASSIVE HEART ATTACK
Odin - 7/10/2014, 10:37 AM
HOLD THE PRESSES; When is he coming to Finland?
BlackestKnight - 7/10/2014, 10:44 AM
[frick] this son of a gun, and [frick] those books too
BlackestKnight - 7/10/2014, 10:45 AM
Scorpios right,


Just right the books, they aint stoppin nothing until you do.
BlackestKnight - 7/10/2014, 10:47 AM
Finish these bs complicated stories already you started them now just fuing finish the pieces o shit
TelaVizion - 7/10/2014, 10:47 AM
He's just like the Venture Bros. dudes
MrNiklander - 7/10/2014, 10:47 AM
Seriously that's what most fans told him?Oh for crying out loud
SuperioR23SupermaN - 7/10/2014, 11:01 AM
Finish writing you fat old f#ck!
mcminnjb1990 - 7/10/2014, 11:03 AM
Oh well im eager to read the books but I know HBO is going to get to the seasons on tv before he writes it so oh well either way I know hows its gonna end
Supes17 - 7/10/2014, 11:03 AM
Hmmmmmmm sure sounds like foreshadowing
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