George RR Martin bids farewell to Game of Thrones after the Finale Episode and talks about his Last 2 Books in the series.
Decade long sage of Game of Thrones has come to an end now but people are still in Westerosi hangover. George R.R. Martin, creator of the epic fantasy fiction took to blog to bid an emotional farewell to the show.
George RR Martin created a whole new world with his fantasy fiction series, A Song of Ice and Fire. the first book in the series A Game of Thrones was published in 1996 then he went on to publish ‘A Clash of Kings’ (1998), ‘A Storm of Swords’ (2000), ‘A Feast for Crows (2005)’ and ‘A Dance with Dragons’ (2011). The Final books in the series,‘The Winds of Winter’ and ‘A Dream of Spring’ are eagerly awaited by fans all over the world. As if the books were not enticing enough HBO came up with a T.V. series based on the books actualizing the fantasy of many readers. The books and the series are not the only things that have breathed life into this fantastical drama but thousands of fandom theories, forum discussions, viewing clubs, and the whole franchise the show has come to support.
Remembering the start of it all wrote on his blog “I had no clue, that afternoon at the Palm, that I was about to embark on a journey that would change my life. I had optioned books and stories for television and film before. Some had even been made. There was no way to know that this one was going to be different, that this pilot would not only be shot, but would go on to become the most successful show in the history of HBO, win a record number of Emmy Awards, become the most popular (and most pirated) show in the world, and transform a group of talented but largely unknown actors into major celebrities and stars. Even less did I imagine that I would somehow become a celebrity as well… and if truth be told, I’m still not sure how that happened.”
He further adds that it has been a wild ride. Well, the fans of the show couldn’t agree more. The show has been exhaustingly addictive, the fan theories have been religiously pursued and it has come to be a status quo in friend circles, where its a hip thing to engage with the Game of Thrones world of Dragons, Direwolves, Thrones, and its Games.
With the last Sunday’s episode, this Game of Thrones came to an end. Many took to social networking sites expressing emotional farewell for the show which entertained us all for almost two decades now. Martin himself was quite an emotion about the show ending as he wrote, “It is hard to believe it is over if truth be told. The years have gone past in the blink of an eye. Can it really have been more than a decade since my manager Vince Gerardis set up a meeting at the Palm in LA, and I sat down for the first time with David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for a lunch that lasted well past dinner? I asked them if they knew who Jon Snow’s mother was. Fortunately, they did.
That was how it started. It ended last night.”
He is always bombarded with questions like how the books are going to end? Or who will die next? But over the years he has further strengthened his art of secrecy and diversion. In Fact, once his wife told him that she would stop talking to him if he killed Arya. Now that the show is over but his books are yet to come, many fans are waiting for the Books to give them a better end to the whole series. The one million signed petition all over the world for changing the show’s end conveys its crazy popularity among the masses. Martin is opposed to this sort of movement trying to dictate how a series is supposed to end, he said: “Art is not a Democracy People don’t get to vote on how it ends.”
But he wrote in his blog rather surreptitiously that he is writing and “Winter is coming, I told you, long ago… and so it is. THE WINDS OF WINTER is very late, I know, I know, but it will be done. I won’t say when, I’ve tried that before, only to burn you all and jinx myself… but I will finish it, and then will come A DREAM OF SPRING.
How will it all end? I hear people asking. The same ending as the show? Different?
Well… yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes.”
Having heard enough questions about the 'real ending' Martin writes "How about this? I’ll write it. You read it. Then everyone can make up their own mind, and argue about it on the internet."
Well Game Of Thrones can do that as they do it the best.
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