George R.R. Martin is a pretty busy guy. In addition to consulting on massive hit "Game of Thrones," based on his book series "A Song of Ice and Fire," Martin is also in the midst of many other projects, including developing new shows for HBO and Cinemax and writing the latest "Ice and Fire" book, "The Winds of Winter."
But despite Martin's packed schedule, apparently some "Game of Thrones" fans are hoping he's going to step in and change some recent disturbing events that took place on the HBO series -- or at the very least, comment publicly on them, or perhaps speak to "Thrones" producers about toning things down in the future. In an effort to stop that madness -- and get people to stop emailing him about it already -- Martin took to his blog to ask for a ceasefire.
"It is not my intention to get involved in those [issues], nor to allow them to take over my blog and website, so please stop emailing me about them, or posting off-topic comments here on my Not A Blog," Martin wrote. The author urged fans to use other "GOT"-specific message boards to air their grievances, and added that he had very little say -- or really, none at all -- over what happens on the program.
"Yes, I know that THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER named me 'the third most powerful writer in Hollywood' last December. You would be surprised at how little that means," Martin wrote. "I cannot control what anyone else says or does, or make them stop saying or doing it, be it on the fannish or professional fronts. What I can control is what happens in my books, so I am going to return to that chapter I've been writing on THE WINDS OF WINTER now, thank you very much."
So seriously, guys:
Get off George R.R. Martin's lawn Leave George R.R. Martin alone. After all, he's trying to finish "Winds of Winter," and plenty of fans would rather read that book for themselves before it's all spoiled on the show anyway.
[via: Not a Blog]
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