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FILE - In this March 18, 2013 file photo, author George R.R. Martin arrives at the premiere for the third season of the HBO television series "Game of Thrones" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. "The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones," a companion volume to Martin's "Ice and Fire" series, will be released Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. (Photo by Matt Sayles /Invision/AP, File)

George R.R. Martin Wants You To Stop Complaining About ‘Game Of Thrones’

George R.R. Martin is a very, very busy man. On top of trying to finish the sixth book in his A Song of Ice and Fire series, he’s also juggling a handful of other book and TV projects and public appearances. And the last thing Martin has time for are your “Game of Thrones” complaints.

It’s no surprise to “GoT” fans that this year has been full of heated debates and controversies over the latest episodes. Season 5 alone has been condemned for its Sansa rape scene and the violent death of Shireen Baratheon with constant, unending backlash resulting in viewers – and U.S. senators quitting the show. But hey, Martin wants you to stop bugging him about it.

In the author’s most recent post on his LiveJournal, Martin asked his readers and fans to stop sending him so many emails about “Game of Thrones.” After all, Martin writes the books and didn’t pen any episodes for the HBO show this season or next, so it’s sort of out of his hands. “It is not my intention to get involved in those,” Martin wrote of the recent controversies, “nor to allow them to take over my blog and website, so please stop emailing me about them, or posting off-topic comments here on my Not A Blog.”

Martin already responded to Sansa’s rape scene in the show (which doesn’t happen to her in the books), emphasizing the differences between the HBO series and his novels. He further reiterated this in his blog post on Wednesday. “What I can control is what happens in my books,” Martin wrote, “so I am going to return to that chapter I’ve been writing on The Winds of Winter now, thank you very much.” In other words:giphy


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5 comments

  1. LOL. That GIF though.
    I can only imagine how bombarded the poor man’s email would be with mails of fan outrage. Oyibo pipu kuku have time.

  2. Oh yeah, deal with it people and stop bugging the man, allow him finish his book. He is probably writing a scene right now where arya stark gets raped and beheaded.

    • shakespeareanwalter

      Tufiakwa!
      Anyi, biko don’t say that out loud before he somehow manages to hear it and begins to actually entertain the thought. #TeamStarkForLife

      • I won’t put it past him. He is saying he does not write the show but he already writes gruesome scenes in the book on which the writers of the show takes it up from there. It’s not like he is writing about ponies and rainbows and the TV show writers decided to include zombies and warlocks.

        Be there saying #teamstarkforlife when he has killed off almost all the Starks.

    • @Anyi Like the Starks havent suffered enough? Kilode. Na only them waka come?
      i’d like to believe Sansa is playing the long con on the Boltons, and the rape scene wasnt all for naught (shock value) but i aint holding my breath.

      PS. its the showrunners the fans should be whining to, not GRRM.

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