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    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

  2. I'll add that TFL has the best humor out of any fantasy series I've read.
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    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    Spoiler for Game of Thrones. I wonder how those people would react to the ending of TSA (if it ended with TUC).
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    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    The first trilogy according to a comment he made on his blog. https://grrm.livejournal.com/262170.html?thread=15328538#t15328538
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    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    Pretty sure GRRM read PoN and praised it a long time ago.
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    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    You had me there for a second.
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    The Haunting of Hill house [spoilers]

    I'm at episode 4 and this is exactly how I feel. I think this show is liked way more for the sob story than for the horror, which is just a couple of jump scares in each episode.
  8. A few chapters into Revelation Space, this setting is so good. This might turn out as one of the best Sci fi books I've read yet.
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    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    Wasn't there a thing about the Inchoroi filling the "wells of the aborted" with their own dead during the Cuno-Inchoroi wars? I thought that was their first attempt at awakening the No-God on Earwa? Or was it just about grafting the ability to see the onta?
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    Bakker LVI: the Rectum of Creation

    I didn't know there was a new site... I guess https://www.rscottbakker.com/ is just going to remain stuck in WLW times indefinitely. The new site looks pretty cool though.
  11. Yeah, as I said, this is a story that he first wanted to write decades ago (40 years?). He wanted to finish it this whole time, I'm sure, but at some point his priorities must have changed, especially when he realized that completing ASOIAF was way more complicated that he can apparently deal with in time and the show has already passed him.
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    Bakker LV - Nau's Ark

    That's not true. There are whole threads of people complaining about how unrealistic the long seasons are in ASOIAF and I can't remember the last time a science fiction movie or series came out and people didn't get triggered by trivial things being unscientific. Go read the Expanse threads in Entertainment.
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    Bakker LV - Nau's Ark

    Ah... sorry to hear that. I've been reading this thread in the Winds of Winter forum about why GRRM has "lost his grip on the material". There seems to be almost a consensus that he's finding it exceedingly complicated to finish the story due to having way too many POVs and character arcs/story lines that he can't deal with properly. As one comment put it about AFFC/ADWD "bringing the two stories back in synch and matching up everything and telling a cohesive story that made sense and gave all of the characters their due proved to be monstrously complicated without an outline (and a refusal to write one), and took six years to resolve." I was going to suggest that maybe GRRM should follow the RSB approach and only focus on the battle north of wall in the next book while all the other story lines (Cersei, Dany, Jamie, Brienne, Arya, Sansa, etc etc) go unresolved but I was worried that people will think I'm trolling. I wonder how these people will react if ASOIAF had an ending similar to TUC. I know it's a different story and all but I have a feeling they won't take it too kindly.
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    Bakker LV - Nau's Ark

    Bakker has a new interview, I haven't listened but I don't think they talked about the series directly.
  15. I've only read up to page 4 of this thread but here is my two cents. GRRM is an old man and I'm guessing he's very rich at this point. If I were in his position I would focus on living as stress free a life as possible and doing the things that I enjoy doing the most, working on projects that I want to work on now and not a story I wanted to write 20/30 years ago just because I have to finish what I started. If trying to get those last 2 (or however many books are needed) out is causing him more headaches than he can deal with and he's sick of the whole thing I would not blame him one bit if he drops the series and is content with the show finishing the story for readers. This may even be a break that he needs. Who knows if years later he gets the inspiration and motivation to get back to those two books. I don't think that this is where he's at right now but I think this is the right thing for him to do. So if there is any answer to your question it's probably something like that.
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