George R.R. Martin Message Board
Abou posts on 5/28/2005 10:57:50 AM
How old is GRRM? If he's about 56 and his book comes out this year, he'll do the next one at age 62 and the thrid at 68 (assuming he continues his 6 year per book pace). He seems to be a little overweight. I hope he has good genes, does not smoke, has good blood press, cholesteral and no diabetes. D**n, can you imagine if he didn't finish the serious because he got too old?
Sanjeev Selvin posts on 5/28/2005 9:44:50 AM
R.R. it sure is taking a long time. Don't you understand people don't have a life. What else can whe do. You can't seduce us and then not follow through with the seduction, like your friend Robert Jordan. I'm waiting on him too. I don't really know if your friends. I just read saw his endorsement on the back of the book. Any way hurry hurry please.
I'm sure it will be good as the others
ice and fire junky posts on 5/24/2005 12:27:12 PM
last post i spouted patience and understanding ... now i'm havin a flippin' heart attack here. Mr. martin where are you?!? couldn't he even give us the smallest update? ya know maybe even tell us all to shut the he*l up, it'll be here soon. something ... anything..
ooohhhh ...my arm ... can't breath ...call paramedics! ....
Complete Loss posts on 5/20/2005 9:02:38 AM
In spanish this would be a lot easier for me, but... "hey-ho, let's go!". =)
First point: in the Cersei's sample chapter in Martin's website, RR introduced a change from the written version; he spoke about a gaoler we never knew, and a little old coin from Highgarden found in his cell. Does this mean he will focus Cersei's -and our- attention in Tyrell's grandma? What does she want? What is she doing? And why? I still don't understand her reasons for the plot with Littlefinger, specially because she didn't need him to do that; if she wanted to kill Joff, it could have been done in a less conspicuous way. This, if Littlefinger didn't tell a lie to Sansa about their plot, of course -quite probable-. But: who put that little old coin to be found in the gaoler's cell??
Second: The "big finale" with Catelyn as a zombi was absolutely unexpected for me. Catelyn, Beric Dondarrion, Gregor Clegane -still not confirmed-... what are they, exactly? Not to mention Stannis, who's not exactly a healthy guy lately. They are not "others", then, what? I've found always more troubles with the internal logic from the supernatural part... Includding the horn the wildlings wanted, the dragon-horn that the evil Euron Greyjoy found who knows where, the red comet and all the stuff.
Third: We still don't know what's happening with Myrcella. Is she to be crowned queen, down in Dorne?. I found that suggestion fascinating. What would Cersei do, now that they're not under Tywin's power?
Fourth: Somebody knows what do Littlefinger, Salladhor Saan and Varys want? It is not obvious to me. Varys may be loyal to Dany -or not-, Salladhor Saan may be loyal to Stannis -or not- and Littlefinger, well, who understands him? I still can't see what's the price he wants.
Excuse me to put so many questions, when obviously just RR and his editor know the answers! =) But what do you think?
T Bone posts on 5/18/2005 7:59:12 PM
i agree. i mean we're not asking him to put out a book every 6 weeks like james patterson, but c'mon already. we're dying here!
impatience posts on 5/18/2005 9:14:59 AM
Hi! Well, to put it politely, I can't stand it anymore! For god's sake, why does RR need more time for the chapters selection than for the writting?? Last time I checked, he said that he had more than 1300 pages done; enough, isn't it?
RR, i do believe you're in Bali drinking dry martinis and laughing like a fool every time you come down to earth and read how some people are waiting for your work. Enough, isn't it? Now, please, the book!
T Bone posts on 5/16/2005 10:41:45 PM
hmmm GRRM's site isn't loading. i wonder if my computer is effed up or if he's in the process of updating.
T Bone posts on 5/13/2005 2:49:51 PM
thanks for the response, i appreciate it.
Myntzi posts on 5/13/2005 9:33:33 AM
For me, the train of thought that led me to beleive Jon is of Targaryen stock is Ned Stark's spotless honor, and the promise made to Lyanna as she lay dying. I believe he would never stain his honor, and that the promise to his dying sister had to have been that he would never allow anyone to know the true paternity of her son. So he took Jon home and raised him as his own natural son, and never told anyone. Honor kept. There are other pieces, such as Rhaegar naming Lyanna queen of love and beauty at that tournament. And I, for one, never figured out exactly what made Robert hate Rhaegar with such a passion. Jealousy, perhaps? But those were my reasons, at least.
Bill Martin posts on 5/11/2005 11:39:14 AM
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