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    GOT: Winds of Winter

    George R.R. Martin recently did a reading of TWoW at Worldcon from a POV chapter. It may have been taken out of the original draft of DWD or it may be new.

    Spoilers abound, so be careful how deep you wish to go. Dedicated GOT fans who newly discover this place should plan to set aside several hours/days.

    http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php...ers-arianne-i/

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    seems the spoilers are mostly about a some of the characters that I really don't give a $#@! about (the whole Dornish thing)..

    and that fat $#@! needs to be locked in his house 24/7 with a laptop and no internet access, not touring and doing book readings.

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    seems the spoilers are mostly about a some of the characters that I really don't give a $#@! about (the whole Dornish thing)..

    and that fat $#@! needs to be locked in his house 24/7 with a laptop and no internet access, not touring and doing book readings.

    He's not getting any younger and we all want to see this series finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthLoop View Post
    seems the spoilers are mostly about a some of the characters that I really don't give a $#@! about (the whole Dornish thing)..

    and that fat $#@! needs to be locked in his house 24/7 with a laptop and no internet access, not touring and doing book readings.
    he's not even starting till next summer, although i think a eighth of it is already done (maybe more)

    I'll guess i'll see yall in 5 years when winds of winter part one comes out

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    Quote Originally Posted by El_Pollo_Loco11 View Post
    he's not even starting till next summer, although i think a eighth of it is already done (maybe more)
    Remember 5 years ago when half of Dance was already "finished"?

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    and that fat $#@! needs to be locked in his house 24/7 with a laptop and no internet access, not touring and doing book readings.
    I like your newsletter. How many money is it?

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    Martin will restart writing in january 2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by Houstonian View Post
    Martin will restart writing in january 2012
    Don't hold your breath.

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    Hopefully the HBO series will keep the pressure on him to finish. He can get away with another 4 or 5 year wait on WoW, but then he'll be $#@!ed for the last book because the series will be almost caught up by then.

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    I'm reading and enjoying the books, but I've made peace with the fact he'll die before he finishes the series and even if he does get it done, I'll be horribly disappointed.

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    He needs to edit his work better. The last 2 books have tended towards Robert Jordan-esque wordiness, though not as severe. We don't need to know every last detail of what your characters are wearing, nor every smell he encounters as he walks down the street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sessamoid View Post
    He needs to edit his work better.
    Cut out all the food descriptions and each book would probably be 120 pages. I don't think I've read so much about food outside of cookbooks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CooterBrown View Post
    Cut out all the food descriptions and each book would probably be 120 pages. I don't think I've read so much about food outside of cookbooks.
    You don't want to know that any decent Giscarian feast has at least one course of roasted goat soaked in a fig sauce and served with fresh greens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CooterBrown View Post
    Cut out all the food descriptions and each book would probably be 120 pages. I don't think I've read so much about food outside of cookbooks.
    Martin preoccupied with food? Hmmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevwun View Post
    Hopefully the HBO series will keep the pressure on him to finish. He can get away with another 4 or 5 year wait on WoW, but then he'll be $#@!ed for the last book because the series will be almost caught up by then.
    As someone who has about 80 pages of Dance w/ Dragons left, let me share with you that the fat old $#@! has stated that he expects they'll split up Storm of Swords into two seasons because it's too big. He hinted he thought that should happen w/ Clash as well. Basically, at some point, one book isn't going to be one a season. And he gets more time.

    He's 63. He's morbidly obese. He's grow slower (lazier) with his success. He insists on writing an episode of the series each season (season 2 is the blackwater battle). He insists on writing more prequel $#@! like Dunk & Egg or whatever.

    I don't see how he will finish. He will die. And the worst part is, he doesn't seem too interested in having the ending set in cast iron. He says he vaguely knows how it will end for most characters, but not all. And apparently the HBO guys also know some, but even less than what HE knows and hasn't written down.
    Last edited by SydneyCarton; 10-25-2011 at 03:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SydneyCarton View Post
    As someone who has about 80 pages of Dance w/ Dragons left, let me share with you that the fat old $#@! has stated that he expects they'll split up Storm of Swords into two seasons because it's too big. He hinted he thought that should happen w/ Clash as well. Basically, at some point, one book isn't going to be one a season. And he gets more time.
    That still only gives him 5-6 years. If he can put out 2 books in 6 years i would $#@!ing rejoice since it took 5 years each for the last 2

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    I'm convinced that Benioff et al don't need more Martin books to conclude their series with aplomb. In fact, it might be better that way. Benioff is a perfectly fine writer on his own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCHorn View Post
    I'm convinced that Benioff et al don't need more Martin books to conclude their series with aplomb. In fact, it might be better that way. Benioff is a perfectly fine writer on his own.
    I don't disagree. I'm a huge Benioff fan. But if they know part of Martin's ending, and even if they change a lot of it, but get some of it out before Martin is done, I bet there is a $#@!storm of lawsuits, etc.

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    New stuff from the Seattle reading of tWoW Victarion and Tyrion chapters: Seattle reading notes

    Reading:
    He read two chapters from TWoW. One was the full version of the Victarion chapter that's been going around (I'm not sure where it is online - I downloaded a PDF someone posted here). The other was a Tyrion chapter. Both were set-up chapters for the battle of Mereen, which is shaping up to make Blackwater look like a schoolyard scuffle.
    Victarion: this chapter takes place on a ship. Victarion calls three thralls to his cabin and orders them to blow the dragon horn. Each will blow it once, hopefully avoiding the fate of the man who blew it three times at the kingsmoot and then died. Then the dusky woman bleeds his hand and there was some sex that was pretty awkward to hear GRRM read. Finally, he gets dressed up in some intense armor, goes to the deck, the war drums start beating and they prepare to attack. It was a pretty badass ending.
    Tyrion: This scene takes place in Brown Ben Plumm's tent. He and Tyrion are playing cevasse. This chapter seemed to have 3 major plot points:
    Setting the stage for what's going on in Mereen, all the various factions, etc. Most of this is a recap from the end of DwD. One interesting thing is that several of the Yunka'i have split the three remaining hostages amongst them and Tyrion seems to be trying to figure out a way to capture Daario. Oh also: the Yunka'i are loading trebuchets with pale mare corpses and lobbing them into Mereen.
    Tyrion begins trying to persuade Brown Ben to go turn cloak again and go back to Dany, which Ben seems amenable to.
    Jorah shows up at the end and tells them that there are ships in the bay with black sails and kraken sigils and everyone goes "what the fuuuuuck?"

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    Still no indication as to when this will be finished?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leander Horn View Post
    Still no indication as to when this will be finished?
    I think 2-3 years from now is a safe bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil' Fry McFly View Post
    I think 2-3 years from now is a safe bet.
    Try, more like 8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Simon - S&S PI, Inc View Post
    Try, more like 8.
    Oh, I think this book will come out on time (sort of). It's the last book that is going to be a huge cluster$#@! with the HBO show and his health and everything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil' Fry McFly View Post
    I think 2-3 years from now is a safe bet.
    2014 for this book. 2019-2020 for a Dream of Spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Houstonian View Post
    New stuff from the Seattle reading of tWoW Victarion and Tyrion chapters: Seattle reading notes

    Reading:
    He read two chapters from TWoW. One was the full version of the Victarion chapter that's been going around (I'm not sure where it is online - I downloaded a PDF someone posted here). The other was a Tyrion chapter. Both were set-up chapters for the battle of Mereen, which is shaping up to make Blackwater look like a schoolyard scuffle.
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    Tyrion: This scene takes place in Brown Ben Plumm's tent. He and Tyrion are playing cevasse. This chapter seemed to have 3 major plot points:
    Setting the stage for what's going on in Mereen, all the various factions, etc. Most of this is a recap from the end of DwD. One interesting thing is that several of the Yunka'i have split the three remaining hostages amongst them and Tyrion seems to be trying to figure out a way to capture Daario. Oh also: the Yunka'i are loading trebuchets with pale mare corpses and lobbing them into Mereen.
    Tyrion begins trying to persuade Brown Ben to go turn cloak again and go back to Dany, which Ben seems amenable to.
    Jorah shows up at the end and tells them that there are ships in the bay with black sails and kraken sigils and everyone goes "what the fuuuuuck?"
    Apparently it was mentioned that Tyrion wants to spring Darrio, my dream for this book is that Tyrion throws under handed jabs at him the whole time and in DoS Jon Snow laughs in his face

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    Quote Originally Posted by SydneyCarton View Post
    As someone who has about 80 pages of Dance w/ Dragons left, let me share with you that the fat old $#@! has stated that he expects they'll split up Storm of Swords into two seasons because it's too big. He hinted he thought that should happen w/ Clash as well. Basically, at some point, one book isn't going to be one a season. And he gets more time.

    He's 63. He's morbidly obese. He's grow slower (lazier) with his success. He insists on writing an episode of the series each season (season 2 is the blackwater battle). He insists on writing more prequel $#@! like Dunk & Egg or whatever.

    I don't see how he will finish. He will die. And the worst part is, he doesn't seem too interested in having the ending set in cast iron. He says he vaguely knows how it will end for most characters, but not all. And apparently the HBO guys also know some, but even less than what HE knows and hasn't written down.
    If he croaks they could go the Robert Jordan route and have Brandon Sanderson come in and finish. Would take him like nine months.

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    I used to go to his website to check for updates. Not sure if the lack of progress on WoW or the geocities-esque design has kept me from going back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Chief View Post
    I used to go to his website to check for updates. Not sure if the lack of progress on WoW or the geocities-esque design has kept me from going back.
    CHIEF:

    If you want reasonably constant ASOIAF info and content, I recommend the ASOIAF reddit. Does a great job of making the offseason bearable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrazilHorn View Post
    If he croaks they could go the Robert Jordan route and have Brandon Sanderson come in and finish. Would take him like nine months.
    Or Patrick Rothfuss. He is under 40 and the Kingkiller series is awesome.

    Either way, I can't imagine the over/under on Martin living long enough to finish the entire series. Of course, if he had skipped all of the worthlessness that is book 4, he might actually have finished it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthLoop View Post
    seems the spoilers are mostly about a some of the characters that I really don't give a $#@! about (the whole Dornish thing)..

    and that fat $#@! needs to be locked in his house 24/7 with a laptop and no internet access, not touring and doing book readings.
    exactly, I posted a similar rant 5 or 6 years ago. because of the torture his delays have caused me, I hope the jets never win another game. I have come to despise that fat buck and his $#@!ty as "jokers wild" dumb $#@! and comiccon and whatever else he distracts himself with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Houstonian View Post
    2014 for this book. 2019-2020 for a Dream of Spring.
    Sigh. No chance he finishes DOS before he dies. Damn.

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    Here's what could happen with the show: First half of SOS will be 2013, 2nd half 2014. 1st 1/4 of FFC/DWD 2015, 2nd 2016, 3rd 2017 and 4th 2018. That would be ideal for him but I don't think there's any way you could split up FFC/DWD into 4 seasons, hell I bet we get into it halfway through next season. I'll be surprised (and hopeful) Winds actually gets done in 2014 too. I guess the show will have to show how everything ends.

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    I think they could split AFFC and DWD into 3 seasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TastyLarson View Post
    Here's what could happen with the show: First half of SOS will be 2013, 2nd half 2014. 1st 1/4 of FFC/DWD 2015, 2nd 2016, 3rd 2017 and 4th 2018. That would be ideal for him but I don't think there's any way you could split up FFC/DWD into 4 seasons, hell I bet we get into it halfway through next season. I'll be surprised (and hopeful) Winds actually gets done in 2014 too. I guess the show will have to show how everything ends.
    Arya will be 21 in 2018. Sansa 22. The actor for Aemon would die before the character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fellside View Post
    Arya will be 21 in 2018. Sansa 22. The actor for Aemon would die before the character.
    I think that 5 years are supposed to pass between Storm of Swords and the end of A Dance with Dragons, so this isn't that big of a deal, really. 20-somethings play high schoolers in movies and tv shows all the time.

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    The 5 year time skip was his original plan, but then he found out he couldn't make it work so he didn't do it that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevwun View Post
    The 5 year time skip was his original plan, but then he found out he couldn't make it work so he didn't do it that way.
    I thought he decided not to do it that way because it would require too many flashbacks.

    Even if it's less than 5 years, it still has to be at least 2-3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevwun View Post
    I think they could split AFFC and DWD into 3 seasons.
    they could, but it wouldn't be good tv, 2 seasons of tyrion traveling, Brienne traveling, Vic traveling, and the rest of the characters just chilling

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    They might not have a choice though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil' Fry McFly View Post
    I thought he decided not to do it that way because it would require too many flashbacks.

    Even if it's less than 5 years, it still has to be at least 2-3.

    There was no time skip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TastyLarson View Post
    Here's what could happen with the show: First half of SOS will be 2013, 2nd half 2014. 1st 1/4 of FFC/DWD 2015, 2nd 2016, 3rd 2017 and 4th 2018. That would be ideal for him but I don't think there's any way you could split up FFC/DWD into 4 seasons, hell I bet we get into it halfway through next season. I'll be surprised (and hopeful) Winds actually gets done in 2014 too. I guess the show will have to show how everything ends.
    The fact that it took him 15 years to write 5 books and there are 2 books left had to have been brought up when the series began. After all, the producers know how it is going to end. If only we could see the contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevwun View Post
    The 5 year time skip was his original plan, but then he found out he couldn't make it work so he didn't do it that way.
    This. He was planning on skipping the time, but ended up writing a ton of flashbacks for each POV. He scrapped all that work which caused delays in FFC and DWD. He then had to rewrite all the flashback/memory scenes in "real time". Bastard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevwun View Post
    There was no time skip.
    There was no time skip, but the events in the books take a significant amount of time.

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    i've almost completely forgotten everything that's happened.

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    All I remember from dances with dragons is we waste 1/3 of the book on some Dornish Prince who just gets BBQ'd and 1/3 of the book waiting for Daenerys to grow a pair and head back west.

    Books 4 and 5 have basically sucked.

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    I think books 4 and 5 are still better than most of the fantasy out there, and as long as the series eventually gets finished, I can appreciate them. If GRRM can't finish his series because he wasted a decade providing backstory that could have just been skipped, then I will hate them, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil' Fry McFly View Post
    There was no time skip, but the events in the books take a significant amount of time.
    i dunno, how much further past the battle of the blackwater are we? 6 months at most?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevwun View Post
    They might not have a choice though.
    Thats 3 years in Meereen, I would have to quit

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