Is he really just not going to finish the books?

Is he really just not going to finish the books?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    someboy else will finish it after he dies.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      But how will fans react to such a sudden and jarring improvement in the writing?

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Winds will probably get released in a mostly finished form once he croaks. Dream's always going to be just a dream.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think he's trying.
    Just hard to rush if he wants to wrangle all those plotlines and make it make sense.
    Regardless, more dunk and egg

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why the hat

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He's bald. It's the reason for all hats.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like his pedo hat.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, that hat, glasses and smile is basically saying “I molest little boys” and his look reminds of a local pedophile of some sort and crime pics of pedo old fricks in prison.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why does he look so smug? His aura is mocking me

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He is too unfocused. He ran out of Tad WIlliams books to steal from and it shows. Spinning his wheels.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He's the Boogie of IQfy
    >SOMEBODY WILL HAVE TO WRITE THESE

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nope

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Here's what's going to happen:

    >GRRM dies with about 90% of TWOW done
    >publishers release it with minor touches by editors to fill the gaps.
    >in the end of the book, there'll be an open-ended epilogue telling what was supposed to be the ending
    >10-15 years later, some writer will get his drafts and write a shorter and more linear take on ADOS, with only the main POV characters, to wrap up everything.
    >5-10 after ADOS, we'll have a GOT remake with Kat Harrington as Ned Stark

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >kat harrington as ned stark
      I am lichrally pogging right now
      I'm this bloody close m8---> ||

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can't wait for it to be shit.
    It's funnier that way.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >shit book added to shit series
      Yeah, that'll really subvert expectations.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ASoIaF is essentially a left-liberals perspective of both fantasy fiction and medieval times.

    He can't finish it because:

    A) He wrote himself into a corner

    B) Apparently, the TV series ending is how the story is supposed to end, and everyone hated it

    C) The entire worldview he's using to deconstruct medieval fantasy literature has discredited itself over the past few decades

    There's no way he can finish it without the final product being every bit as bad as the TV show.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >it was bad on the show so the ending was bad
      the show departed completely from what the book was doing by the 3rd season so whipping it back to a book appropriate ending was moronic and made absolutely no sense.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > The entire worldview he's using to deconstruct medieval fantasy literature has discredited itself over the past few decades
      What do you mean by that?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        GRRMs worldview, and the writing by which he approaches ASoIaF, is broadly feminist, egalitarian, multicultural, atheistic, sympathetic to minorities of various stripes - in other words, the Current Year™ thinking of the left.

        These ideas were dominant when GoT was first published in 1996, but are increasingly rejected outside leftwing political circles in the West in the present day.

        Whatever the quality of his writing, GRRMs ideas and morals that can be preened out of his work have aged like milk in a way that Tolkien, who came up with the idea of Applicability, hasn't.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Imagine spending so much time on IQfy that you actually believe this. A Dream of Spring will come out before wokeism dies, friend.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's been 13 years since Dance of Dragons came out, and that's just waiting for Winds of Winter. A Dream of Spring hasn't even been started yet, and GRRMs now pushing 75.

            He'll be senile and pushing daisies by the time he gets midway through A Dream of Spring.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I would presume the issue of winds of winter is tightening the plot threads back into a rope, if he can do that a dream of spring shouldn't be nearly as bad since by the example of the show, he evidently has an ending in mind. It's figuring how to get from this mess to that end coherently.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Don't worry, a myriad hanging plot threads will just provide material for third-party spinoffs after GRRM croaks.
            The publishers will be flogging this horse for decades to come, like they did with the Dune series. Roll up, suckers.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I don't really care.
            More Dunk and Egg when.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The problem is he's had 13 years, and the long holiday during the pandemic, to tie those threads together, and he's clearly moving at a snails pace, if at all.

            He's either lazy, allergic specifically to writing on his magnum opus, or he's found out he can't thread together the finale, and needs to cut some strings, and is having a hard time working out which storyline to end unceremoniously like a bad D&D run.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Well the good news is, in the time he hasn't been making books for the main plot he's written pretty consistently about the larger world and its lore which I actually found more engaging than the story itself, not that I dislike it mind you.

            To put it more succinctly, more Dunk and Egg when?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Is Dunk and Egg similar in tone to asoiaf?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The book never coming out was my point, yes. For a board on literature the posters here don't seem to be too good at reading.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          > ASoIaF, is broadly feminist, egalitarian, multicultural, atheistic, sympathetic to minorities of various stripes
          No, it isn’t.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            NTA, but yes it is.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You didn’t read the books.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You didn’t read the books.

            GRRMs worldview is very much in line with the liberal-left, and he views the fact that the land of Westeros - and the fantasy novels he is by proxy deconstructing - are not bastions of liberal democratic thinking as a serious fault.

            All of his protagonists are in some way shape or form women, cripples, outcasts and pariahs, and it's clear he sympathises with people like Tyrion and Bloodraven over much of Westerosi society, which he portrays as a backwards feudal hellhole.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >women, cripples, outcasts and pariahs
            Which category does Ned Stark, the protagonist of the first book, fit in?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            He dies at the end of the very first book, at the hands of the very feudal system he was supposedly representative of, with one daughter missing and the other married to the king who took his head.

            Tywin Lannister, Randall Tarly, Roose Bolton, the Greyjoys, and Mace Tyrell end up representing how feudalism in the context of Westerosi works according to GRRM, and it's clear he doesn't think highly of the system.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            morons

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Bloodraven is actually a cool character and was some sort of chad psychopath during Targaryen times before becoming what he is in ASOIAF

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    GRRM isn't actually an author, he's just the fall guy. He's a fat dwarflet troll who runs a sweat shop full of unpaid interns who write his books for him.
    He spends his days throwing temper tantrums about how the script isn't right, and his nights agonizing about the release schedule. 2036? 2044? sometime after his death, surely.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly, in his place, I wouldn't finish it either. I'd leave it unfinished literally just to spite the legion of manchildren who think they're owed something. My first reflex, and most likely the one that would endure, would be to say "frick you" and move on with my life. He's not your slave. He doesn't exist to provide you your next dosage of slop.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      does he atleast pay you for sucking his wiener?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I read the series when I was a kid. Fourth book hadn't been released yet. As an adult, it's hard to care that much about some fantasy shlock you read over a summer way back when. My point isn't to suck his dick. My point is that his fanbase is composed of autistic manchildren who are so incredibly overinvested in his work that it's most likely making him not want to finish it.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >his fanbase is composed of autistic manchildren
          There are a surprising number of autistic womenchildren too. Probably because of the "stronk womyn" characters, as well as all the rapes.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I read the series when I was a kid. Fourth book hadn't been released yet. As an adult, it's hard to care that much about some fantasy shlock you read over a summer way back when. My point isn't to suck his dick. My point is that his fanbase is composed of autistic manchildren who are so incredibly overinvested in his work that it's most likely making him not want to finish it.

      Maybe the fanbase wouldn’t be on his ass if the fat bastard wasn’t constantly lying and leading his fans about releasing the book.

      He doesn’t owe us a book but he owes us the truth and if he’s not going to finish it then he needs to come out and say it and stop this constant lying cryptic bullshit he constantly pulls.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don’t read Martin. But, without his audience, he would not be where he is. He should at least tell them the truth about whether he really wants to finish the book or no.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I know his audience and if he told them he is not finishing them he'd be hounded even more and never have any peace at all.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This thread contains a sample of GRRM's audience. Be honest, would you feel any loyalty to them? They're a bunch of whiny, semi-literate plebs who think they know better than he does.
        He may be just a pulp fantasy typist, but his fans are the shit on his shoes. He treats them accordingly.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Nah frick you dude, George has constantly lied and lead the fans on for years now on his release date even just recently saying he won’t get involved with other projects until winds is released and yet starting a sci fi anthology.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >GRRMgay's reading comprehension
            You're agreeing with me, you homosexual.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      there is a social contract. if an author asks the reader to invest so much time and energy, to become emotionally attached to such a lengthy series, then you as the author have a responsibility to deliver. If you want to suggest GRRM is aware of this, yet is intentionally not going to deliver, then that would make him a troll, and the real ending I suspect would be for Rickon and fricking shaggydog to be emperor of the world then

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    vax status?

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He said it will be done by 2029

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Where?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It came to me in a dream

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I will choose to trust you.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What’s with the avalanche of ASOIAF threads the past few months?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Drumming up hype for the GoT MMO I'm working on.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why would he bother?

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He will finish them and they will be great

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Based on A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons, I don't think he will ever finish the books. The first three books were very tight, focused, and well written. The way he decided to "split into two" AFFC and ADWD didn't make any sense or do anything for the overall narrative of the series. Having half of the POV characters in one, and half in the other fricked up the pacing and made it feel like a rip off. Getting, one book for two rather than two actual books. The fact that he added in more POV characters who were essentially dead ends, or just sucky, or who didn't contribute to the series as a whole, proves that he didn't need two full books to contain all of the characters. Not only that, you could just tell he added a ton of filler, filler words, filler subplots, filler monologes, longer "feasts" where he lists off every single dish imaginable, etc. It's such a smug/dishonest/sanctimonious thing to say you have too much content to fit into one book, then fill both of the "half-books" with tons of slop and filler, so that it feels like less happened than in any one of the first three books. He essentially slowed the pace of the narrative to zero, making absolutely nothing happen. It's clear he has no idea where he's going, or just doesn't want to keep writing them, so he'll just pick up more side projects, while smugly telling us to be patient. It's fricking annoying because he's one of the few fantasy authors I can actually read without cringing.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >he's one of the few fantasy authors I can actually read without cringing.
      Really? Descriptions about the author self-insert's fat pink mast or "more she drank, the more she shat" doesn't fill you with cringe?

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