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You_Are_Based 14 points ago +14 / -0

Soon guys, I totally promise.

I remember one night he was writing a blog on his progress on WoWinter. He decided to format it into like 8 parts with each part containing no interesting or relevant info at all, promising it would come in the last post.

He made all those people read all that self masturbatory, woe is me bullshit, and all about his experiences at rich socialite parties, impassioned reports on side projects no one wants, sports musings, how he likes his computer... and then went dark.

I stayed up even though I had work. In the wee morning of the hours he CHICKENED and released the last post LYING, a 2/10 lie about accidentally deleting his blog post and therefore being unable to provide literally any kind of update.

He wrote an entire blog post to explain this, instead of providing the update. In the end he gave no info and wasted the time of hundreds of his most avid fans for nothing, and lied emptily for no reason. Pretending his original blog poat was so beautiful it could not be summarized for us once lost... no... that would rob us of the EXPERIENCE of reading the real post lolol. It was a crazy active night on the forum almost like a pinned /pol/ thread about big news.

Helped me realize how pathetic I was being as a fan. Not that gurm is right about anything in regard to his fans desiring that he, being a rich author, finish his this one story. It's just that I realized how pathetic he was and that I could not place myself in a lowly position relative to him.

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Guy_Incognito76 5 points ago +5 / -0

The hardest part to explain about him is how such a manifestly terrible author could write something that became so inexplicably popular.

The answer: he didn't. All his best work came when he had an 'assistant' helping him. When that guy left, so did his work.

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You_Are_Based 3 points ago +3 / -0

I have never read his non ASOIAF stuff so I have no conception of him being any worse of an author than ASOIAF portrays. I didn't know he had and lost an assistant on the series though. That would certainly offer a utilitarian explanation of gurm's behavior: that he won't, because he can't, because he never could.

Good news is he could easily put such rumors to rest with one simple trick...

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TriangleGang 11 points ago +11 / -0

Martin has given promising updates on The Winds of Winter and seems to be making decent pace

Are you fucking kidding me? It's years overdue.

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Erithal 8 points ago +8 / -0

To be fair, I don't see how you can wrap up a 'cynical deconstruction of heroes' sort of novel in a satisfying way. GRRM fucked himself in that regard by not finishing before the GoT TV show blew his load for him, and ruined the characters by proxy.

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Guy_Incognito76 7 points ago +7 / -0

Oughta be funny when Brandon Sanderson finishes it

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NoGardE 2 points ago +2 / -0

He's not going to. He doesn't like the series, really anything about how GRRM writes.

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Guy_Incognito76 2 points ago +2 / -0

While I was making a flippant joke, that's good to know. I'm not a fan of Sanderson personally but the guy fucking produces.

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NoGardE 3 points ago +3 / -0

Did you hear that he recently announced he accidentally wrote 5 extra books in his spare time over the last couple years?

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daberoniandcheese 7 points ago +7 / -0

At this point it's been years since I've read any of the books and I barely even remember what any of the 5,647 characters are doing (probably some nihilistic pointless nonsense).

Even if someone finishes the series one day like Brandon Sanderson did with Wheel of Time I doubt I'll read it. I just don't care anymore. I've found other fantasy series that I like better anyway.

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wuhan_2020_tour 5 points ago +5 / -0

TWoW will likely be published eventually in some form. But GRRM is never going to finish the series.

This Metaculus post is a good summary of the situation.