A bowl of brown

The monkeys growing?

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"And no, just to spike any bullshit rumors, changing the sample chapter does NOT mean I am done. See the icon up above? Monkey is still on my back... but he's growing, he is, and one day.." 

per GRRM's Not a Blog.

 

Just wondering about the phrasing. Does he mean its growing in a good way (as in its getting closer to be big enough to get off)? Or its growing in that the bit he's struggling with is an even larger problem than he initially thought?

Obviously hope its the former, and either way nice to have an update at least and some new(ish) material to discuss.

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GRRM wrote "Kong is dead" after he finished A Dance with Dragons. I guess the growing monkey means Winds is growing and once it's finished he can anounce that he has slain another monkey.

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I thought this was about Victarion :(

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1 hour ago, A bowl of brown said:

Just wondering about the phrasing. Does he mean its growing in a good way (as in its getting closer to be big enough to get off)? Or its growing in that the bit he's struggling with is an even larger problem than he initially thought?

Have to admit, I thought it read like "Shit, I'm getting nowhere and the damn pressure continues to mount" but hopefully not.

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Ya, I read it like he was making good progress, hopefully we will have good news about TWOW by the end of the season.

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The wording was really strange, I don't know what to think about a 'growing monkey' on his back.

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It means he's still working on it, so, I doubt we're having a publication date any sooner (as some of us expected to have).

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3 hours ago, JCRB's Honeypot said:

It means he's still working on it, so, I doubt we're having a publication date any sooner (as some of us expected to have).

Pretty much. I wouldn't read too much into it. The only thing that really mattered is "I am still working on it." Which means it is not finished, and we will have to wait longer.... 

 

At least he admitted to working on it... 

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Zzzzzzz. He's boring me now. Release the book, or a NEW chapter. Not one you've read at cons before George. 

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16 minutes ago, Jack Bauer 24 said:

Zzzzzzz. He's boring me now. Release the book, or a NEW chapter. Not one you've read at cons before George. 

Frankly speaking I was hoping for Aeron's chapter. He had it ready for the cons and we are going deep into Greyjoy territory this season.

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13 minutes ago, Masha said:

Frankly speaking I was hoping for Aeron's chapter. He had it ready for the cons and we are going deep into Greyjoy territory this season.

That would have been ideal. I don't think he's interested in giving us anything new though.

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He can't give us anything new because it would spoil certain storylines.  On the other hand, the show is already doing that.

I really wish he would finish these books.

 

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Whatever it is I was oddly happy to see words from Winds that he typed on a page.  Even if it was a long time ago.   Can't imagine why he bothered to do this but I feel like I felt reading Alayne.  The timing of the release is odd but everything about TWOW is just odd this year, the NYD statement setting that tempo.   It's actually nice to not be angry for a day.    

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I think he can release Aeron without any fear to spoil, as he was ready to read it before.

Now, we know via Arianne that Griff

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took Storm's End.

So, he could have released that too.

If he released this specific chapter is because of the show version of Dorne, imo. He has done it before with Arya and Sansa. So, blame Porne.

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8 hours ago, JCRB's Honeypot said:

I think he can release Aeron without any fear to spoil, as he was ready to read it before.

Now, we know via Arianne that Griff

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took Storm's End.

So, he could have released that too.

If he released this specific chapter is because of the show version of Dorne, imo. He has done it before with Arya and Sansa. So, blame Porne.

I agree. Didn't he release Alayne last year after the infamous Ramsay's wedding to show that the books and the show are two different things? I suppose this is the same thing, people are dragging the show Dorne left and right so he probably wanted to show that he doesn't write such stupid storylines.

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I took at as a good thing. The way he said it meant that it is getting heavy, so he is getting close to the point where he can get it off his back. It came across ambiguous as GRRM often does in his posts, but I think it's a good sign.

I would bet we'll get announcement on the release date within the next 3 months. Round of drinks on me if that is the case. I'll need it after the ipecac syrup I'll be taking after this season of the show is done.

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Just hope it`s as good as the first 3 books and gets ahead of the show-and pray he doesn`t do a Robert Jordan,may he live long after ASIOF is done

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12 hours ago, SuperMario said:

I took at as a good thing. The way he said it meant that it is getting heavy, so he is getting close to the point where he can get it off his back. It came across ambiguous as GRRM often does in his posts, but I think it's a good sign.

I would bet we'll get announcement on the release date within the next 3 months. Round of drinks on me if that is the case. I'll need it after the ipecac syrup I'll be taking after this season of the show is done.

Lol people have been saying this for the longest time. 

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