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  1. Game of Thrones finishing means he can work at his own pace now? Whose pace was he working at before?
  2. It's a fair point but the fact that the ending of LOST and GoT were such disasters kind of indicates that maybe GRRM is onto something with taking his time to complete the story. He should have kept it tighter though.
  3. Damon Lindelof took a shot at GRRM over it, he's probably been waiting for his chance for years. Of course it doesn't really count as revenge for Lindelof because GRRM didn't write the end to GoT, whereas Lindelof did write the end to LOST, but it would be interesting to see how GRRM would respond if a reporter did bring that up to him.
  4. Well at least Natalie Tena criticised Game of Thrones season 8. That makes her, I think, the second cast member after Charles Dance to defect to the rebellion.
  5. Once you're in the club, you're in the club. Big companies will only start taking notice of how criticism of D+D when it starts hurting them in the pocket.
  6. Darryk

    The problem with Bran being king narrative wise

    The claim has to come through the royal line, which is through Rhaegar, not Lyanna. Bran has no blood relation to Rhaegar, hence no blood claim to the throne. The manner in which he becomes king in the books will have to be something other than blood claim.
  7. Darryk

    The problem with Bran being king narrative wise

    I get that, with the kind of story ASOIF is, you have to have certain things planned out. Although GRRM says he's a gardener, at the same time it's clear he wants to say something profound about human society with this story, which he calls his magnum opus. So certain characters and plot events may serve as a device for him to say what he wants to say. For example, Bran being king as a way of saying that for a society to move forward, it needs leaders who can examine history objectively and avoid repeating the mistakes of the past. But on the other hand, he has made significant changes in the process of writing already; he decided to do away with the five year gap because he felt it didn't make sense anymore. If he could make a change that big, with such significant repercussions, you can't rule out anything being changed as a result of him getting there and deciding "wait a second, I just can't make this work in a believable way". So I think GRRM is digging himself into a hole by insisting he's not going to change anything about the ending.
  8. Yeah, they know they can't defend it, that's the key thing. They're not willing to come out and defend any of their story decisions, because they simply couldn't be arsed. That's the most infuriating thing about all this. I don't know whether they're good or bad writers; I know Benioff wrote 25th Hour which is highly rated; my problem is with their attitude. I could forgive someone for being a bad writer, I can't forgive them for having a lazy attitude toward the source material. The cast members keep insisting D+D cared so much about it but I don't buy it, not when the screenplays are filled with so many examples of just plain sloppy writing. I mean how hard is it to double-check which surname is supposed to be given bastards born in King's Landing? (Gendry Rivers, frigging hell) Again, I get that the cast doesn't want to openly criticise people they've worked with for 8 years, but at least don't insult our intelligence by trying to pretend everything is a-okay when your showrunners aren't even willing to show their faces.
  9. Apologists defend these by saying they are all in-jokes to the cast. I don't care. The bad jokes they keep making throughout the screenplays are indicative of their shoddy and a careless attitude as a whole toward writing this series, which in turn is reflected the clumsy storytelling.
  10. They took the script down, it seems, LMAO! Who is driving these constant cover ups, HBO or D+D? Are they seriously stupid enough to think this helps them?
  11. Darryk

    The problem with Bran being king narrative wise

    I saw someone on Reddit suggest that Bran is supposed to be the "philosopher-king" that Plato wrote of as the ideal ruler in Republic. This does seem like something GRRM would do; as a lot of people have said, Bran as king makes sense as a concept in many levels, but was so horribly executed in the show that it comes across as farcical. And the script for the finale reveals that D+D didn't have the slightest interest in making it work. The meeting where GRRM told them the broad strokes of the story reportedly happened in 2013, after they'd finished filming season 3? So they had five seasons to set up Bran as king in a convincing way, but apparently chose not to because they prefer surprising audiences rather than having the story make sense.
  12. Has there been anything from Dinklage since season 8 ended? Haven't seen him at any of the Comic Con events, haven't seen him make any statements; unlike a lot of the other main cast members who have publicly defended D+D and their shitty ending. Unless I missed something, seems like he's the only major cast member who hasn't gone Mouth of Sauron on us. I can only imagine his private thoughts on reading this mess of a screenplay.
  13. No doubt, I mean look at these gems: This is actual writing from an actual Emmy-nominated script.
  14. I don't know which is worse....the possibility that they completely missed the irony of what they just wrote here...or that the irony is intentional, and they were actually deliberately writing the end of Game of Thrones as though it was an episode Arrested Development. NARRATOR Westeros will be safe in the hands of these smart, experienced people. BRONN We need to build more brothels! *laughter from the audience*
  15. Also the script reveals that Drogo didn't actually intentionally burn the throne, it was just a "dumb bystander" that happened to be hit by enough fire to completely melt? I don't know which is stupider.