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George R. R. Martin explains why he's more of a gardener than an architect



It has been quite a while since we got a new book from George R. R. Martin in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, and we have been talking about how we might get the next book, The Winds of Winter this year, but we also know that there is a chance that we won’t, considering how George seems to take his own time to write. Talking of which, he’s always talked about gardeners v/s architects, writers who write the story on the go, as compared to writers who plan out the story in advance. A new video shows him explaining why he’s more of a gardener than an architect.

George posted on his Not A Blog about him interviewing author Carrie Vaughn at the Jean Cocteau Cinema, a Santa Fe movie theater owned by him. Watch the video, below : (skip to 53:40 for the gardeners v/s architects bit)

George says :

“For me, when I go architect, when I try to outline something, if I’m successful in doing it, it almost feels like I’ve written the book, and now I don’t wanna write the book anymore.

You can look at The World of Ice and Fire…my book of fake history…and there’s a lot of stuff in there about what led up to Game of Thrones, all the preceding kings and the conflicts of their era and all that, and people have said to me, “You have 50 other novels in here. You could write a novel about Aegon’s conquest, and all that.” And yes, I could, but I don’t think I will because I already wrote those 20 pages about Aegon’s conquest and that’s the important stuff that happened in Aegon’s conquest…I’ve made up the fun stuff, and the twists and the characters and the cool lines of dialogue, you know? I skip over the boring lines of dialogue…The few times I actually quote dialogue it’s great lines of dialogue said by famous historic figures at fraught points. There’s very little of “Hey, what’s for dinner?””

George says that A Song of Ice and Fire is supposed to be a story true to the story, rather than being a full fledged novel. He goes on to say :

“And of course I love the fully fledged novels, so that’s why I’m mostly a gardener when I write a novel. I know that highlights. I haven’t written them yet, though…and I’m getting from one cool thing to another cool thing.

Sometimes the cool things are very very difficult to write, because they’ve existed in your head for some time and they’re awesome. And then you put them in words and they’re less awesome.”

At least we have some explanation as to why George isn’t delivering books as fast as we would like. Game of Thrones, in the meantime, will return with Season 7, on July 16th. Talk to us in the comments, below!


Game of Thrones always had a way with merchandising, and while the show itself is over, but the merch lives on. It’s time to return to Westeros with Threezero‘s amazing new collectible – a Jorah Mormont 1/6th scale action figure from the show. Ser Jorah Mormont has been taken from Season 8, featuring a finely-tailored outfit and high likeness to Iain Glen. Standing 12″ tall, Game of Thrones fans will be thrilled to add Jorah to their collection. For accessories, he will come with a hooded cloak, broadsword, Heartsbane, and a variety of swappable hands. With high attention to detail, weathering effect, and a great set of accessories that will look remarkable when posed with other Game of Thrones 1/6th scale figures.

Threezero has already put up pre-orders for these figures for $199.99; fans can find them located here. Be sure to check out some of the other 1/6 scale Game of Thrones figures from Threezero to build your amazing collection.


The 1/6 scale Ser Jorah Mormont collectible figure features an authentic likeness to the character’s appearance in Season 8 of the hit HBO television series Game of Thrones as portrayed by actor Iain Glen. The series’ award-winning costuming is carefully replicated in tailored clothing with finely-detailed textures and weathering that have become the impressive foundation of threezero’s Game of Thrones collectibles line-up.


1/6th scale Game of Thrones Ser Jorah Mormont collectible details:

  1. 12″ (30.8 cm) tall
  2. Fully-articulated figure
  3. Realistic head sculpt
  4. Tailored clothing with finely detailed textures and weathering

Funko pops also released some new figures recently on account of the Iron Anniversary. What do you think of the cool new action figure set? Tell us in the comments below!


Game of Thrones was a platform where real-life social issues were projected, that have been prevailing since medieval times. George R. R. Martin, the creator of the show, showed his support for the LGBTQ groups with the means of various amazing characters throughout the series. He is quite vocal about his support off-screen as well. Martin recently wished his fans all around the world on the occasion of Pride month on his official Twitter account.

Happy Pride Month, Everyone! Sir Loras in all his Rainbow Guard glory from the @CMONGames game design crew. #pride

— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) June 15, 2021

Martin shared a picture of Ser Loras Tyrell, a bisexual knight from his novel. It was a concept art made by the CMON game design crew. He quoted, “Happy Pride Month, Everyone! Sir Loras in all his Rainbow Guard glory from the


 Game design crew. #pride”

There were some who were trolling the veteran author. One pointed out how Martin misspelled Ser as ‘Sir‘. Martin made fun of him by calling him a social media minion.

Social Media Minion raises hand slowly

— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) June 15, 2021

Some others kept asking about the Winds of Winter update. Martin seemed to remain silent on the issue.

Martin was recently seen supporting Game of Thrones actress Sibel Kekilli on her quest to protect Turkish women from domestic violence. What do you think of George R. R. Martin’s Pride month post? Talk to us in the comments below!


Game of Thrones’ cast included a great number of actors and actresses who can be described as the most down-to-earth celebrities. Jason Momoa, who played Khal Drogo, is definitely one of them. Despite achieving great success as the superhero Aquaman, he has managed to stay true to his roots. The actor seems to enjoy checking out all the cool things the world has to offer. He will now be seen in Netflix’s upcoming action-thriller titled Sweet Girl. Netflix has finally set the release date for their new revenge based action film. The film is scheduled to make its debut on Friday, August 20.

In addition, the first official photos of Sweet Girl have also been revealed, which you can check out below. Providing us with our first look at Momoa and Isabela Merced who are portraying the father and daughter roles of Ray and Rachel Cooper.

Avenge the one you lost. Protect the one you love. Sweet Girl is coming to Netflix August 20, 2021. #GeekedWeek

— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) June 7, 2021

Sweet Girl sees Jason Momoa playing a husband who vows to bring justice to those responsible for his wife’s death. While also trying to protect the only family he has left…his daughter. The film is directed by Brian Andrew Mendoza in his feature directorial debut from a script written by Gregg Hurwitz and Philip Eisner. With current revisions by Will Staples. Mendoza and Momoa previously worked together on 2018’s Braven and Netflix’s Frontier series.

Momoa is reportedly also working on the script of Aquaman 2. Are you excited about the upcoming Netflix thriller? Talk to us in the comments below!

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