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HBO's Game of Thrones will apparently end up very different from the books

07.14.2017

So the penultimate GAME OF THRONES season will finally premiere this Sunday, and I know I'm getting ready to watch it by whipping out my George R.R. Martin cookbook, getting some good wine, and having a party (of one, because I'm sad and lonely).

Speaking of George R.R. Martin, he recently had an interview with Time, where he talked at length about his novels and the show. There have always been questions of how the show influences the books, and vice-versa, but Martin but all that to rest:

The show is the show and it’s developed a life of its own at this point. I am involved in the show, of course, and have been since the beginning, but my main focus has got to be the books. You have to remember that I started writing this story in 1991 and I first met David and Dan [showrunners Benioff and Weiss] in 2007. I was living with these characters and this world for 16 years before we even started working on the show. They’re pretty fixed in my mind and I’m not going to change anything because of the show, or reaction to the show, or what fans think. I’m just still writing the story that I set out to write in the early 1990s.

This is actually good to know. There's nothing worse than changing things around just because people guessed where you're going or because you're trying to "outdo" something. It's nice to know he's sticking to his guns. He then went on to elaborate:

I can’t be influenced by the show. The show is great, but a television show and a novel are different things. The television show has real-world concerns that I don’t have. There’s a very big budget, it’s one of the largest budgets in television, but it’s still a budget, they can’t just keep adding characters. I can! They have actors’ contracts to consider, they have shooting schedules to consider, locations, all of that real-world stuff that I don’t really have to worry about.

That all makes sense. It's why plots (like Arya's) spinned its wheels while waiting for her plot to be relevant again. Hopefully with an expedited two seasons, and an end in sight, those sorts of things won't happen anymore. One can only hope. I for one can't wait to get drunk and eat some buttered quail!

Meanwhile, GAME OF THRONES will premiere its seventh season on HBO this Sunday, July 16th.Anyone wanna party?

Extra Tidbit: Anyone wanna party?
Source: Time

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4:17PM on 07/17/2017
Literally nowhere in this article does George RR Martin state the show will end very different than the books. If anything, the way the rest of the story in the books will unfold will not be influenced by the show. But that doesn't necessarily mean the endings will be very different.

Literally nowhere in this article does George RR Martin state the show will end very different than the books. If anything, the way the rest of the story in the books will unfold will not be influenced by the show. But that doesn't necessarily mean the endings will be very different.

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10:58AM on 07/17/2017

Meh

I honestly don't care how the books end. They're needlessly long, overly descriptive and the plot is getting really convoluted. He's said that they take so long because he's such a perfectionist, but he doesn't seem to notice how much he overuses the word "half". Half a chance, half a heartbeat, half a thousand, half a hundred, half a man, Holden Halfmaester, Qhorin Halfhand, half-this, half that...somebody buy him a thesaurus.
I honestly don't care how the books end. They're needlessly long, overly descriptive and the plot is getting really convoluted. He's said that they take so long because he's such a perfectionist, but he doesn't seem to notice how much he overuses the word "half". Half a chance, half a heartbeat, half a thousand, half a hundred, half a man, Holden Halfmaester, Qhorin Halfhand, half-this, half that...somebody buy him a thesaurus.
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7:34PM on 07/16/2017

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9:08AM on 07/15/2017

I am skeptical he'll ever finish the books

UNLESS. He is writing the last 2 back to back, which might explain the further ridiculous delays. Other wise we're looking at another 7+ years for the last book. Regardless of his age and health he just has too much other stuff and writes too slow. A shame... I would love to know his vision given the time I've invested reading the books.
UNLESS. He is writing the last 2 back to back, which might explain the further ridiculous delays. Other wise we're looking at another 7+ years for the last book. Regardless of his age and health he just has too much other stuff and writes too slow. A shame... I would love to know his vision given the time I've invested reading the books.
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2:00AM on 07/15/2017

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6:24PM on 07/14/2017
"they canít just keep adding characters. I can!"

George's problem in a nutshell. Just because you CAN keep adding characters ad nauseum doesn't mean you SHOULD. You gotta start tying things back together and bringing the story to a conclusion at some point.
"they canít just keep adding characters. I can!"

George's problem in a nutshell. Just because you CAN keep adding characters ad nauseum doesn't mean you SHOULD. You gotta start tying things back together and bringing the story to a conclusion at some point.
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5:36PM on 07/14/2017

In other words, don't hurt book sales by giving away the real ending

Assuming, he EVER finishes the series.
Assuming, he EVER finishes the series.
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5:28PM on 07/14/2017

At lest it will end.

George does not seem like finishing the books are too important.
George does not seem like finishing the books are too important.
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