Fans of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire have been waiting a long time for his next book, The Winds of Winter. The last A Song of Ice and Fire book hit store shelves in 2011, a full decade ago. Although he updates his fans now and then, the fans are really annoyed as he is taking too long to finish. Martin is probably very sick of hearing about this, but he knows that finishing the book is his obligation towards countless readers. Martin’s unwillingness to complete the highly awaited novel was foreshadowed in an event back in 2013. He broke a musician’s guitar on-stage for singing about how he should speed up his writing.
Though it was all staged, it showed Martin had no intention of completing the novel anytime soon. The clip shows comedic music duo Paul and Storm performing their song, “Write Like the Wind (George R. R. Martin),” which came out in 2012 and is literally a song imploring Martin to write faster so everyone can enjoy A Song of Ice and Fire. “George R.R. Martin, please write and write faster, you’re not going to get any younger, you know,” it goes. “Winter is coming, I’m growing impatient, and you still got two whole damn books left to go.”
In a staged stunt, Martin comes out on stage and smashes the guitar Paul and Storm were using to bits. Then Neil Gaiman comes and reminds the band of his famous phrase: “George R.R. Martin is not your bitch.”
Do you think Martin will ever be able to complete Winds of Winter? Tell us in the comments below!
It is a well-known fact that teenage is the wildest period of everyone’s life. The mood swings, hormonal spikes, crazy attitude often leads one to do stuff they wouldn’t dare as an adult or a child. Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke had her ludicrous time too, and she was as adventurous as an average teenager of her time. During one of her drunken activities, she was chased out of Blenheim Palace, where Winston Churchill was born.
“When I was 16, me and my friends were a bit drunk and broke into the grounds of Blenheim Palace,” the 34-year-old actress admitted according to a report by The Daily Mail. “And then we found ourselves kind of wandering into the Palace itself. The security guy with the big lights came, and we all ran back to a friend’s house.”
“Next day, we woke up and my friend’s mum was having a cup of tea with a police officer who was like: “What f***ing idiot decided to break into Blenheim Palace?”’
Clarke might have been more welcome at the Palace if she had repeated the stunt today. After all, who doesn’t want to click a picture with Khaleesi herself?
Game of Thrones cast and crew have been known to play pranks on each other as well. Do you remember any of them? Tell us in the comments below!
Game of Thrones had some of the best graphic sceneries in all of television history, shot at a variety of locations. Though the scenes may look beautiful on camera, they were not at all easy to shoot, often having filmed at the most arduous of places. It is common for actors to have a favourite moment from their projects they have worked on, Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington’s memorable scene is a bit peculiar. But we cannot blame him, everyone feels less stressed when they are relieved!
In a recent interview with Sirius XM, the actor famous for playing Jon Snow talked about his sweet memories from the show. He revealed, “I remember shooting up on this incredible glacier in Iceland, and I went off to take a pee, just in… somewhere in the wilds of Iceland. And I just looked out over this glacier and I thought, ‘God, I got the best job in the world.’ And that always sticks out to me because if I’m ever feeling grumpy about my lot, which, believe me, I can do amazingly, I think of that. And I think, ‘Now you’ve got a pretty special job.’”
He continued, “Part of the journey since it finished was just becoming proud of that show, you know, not running away from it and not running away from what it was and who I played in it, but just owning it and being proud of everything about it really.”
Though Harington went through a lot of stress while filming, he did seem to enjoy these moments. What is your favourite scene from Game of Thrones? Tell us in the comments below!
The huge popularity of Game of Thrones turned it into a pop culture icon. There’s hardly anyone who doesn’t know of the fantasy series, and we find it being referenced by many famous people occasionally. From politics to sports, Game of Thrones has made its impact. Recently, Junior Firpo, an Ex-Barcelona footballer, delivered a hilarious comparison between Leeds United teammate Pascal Struijk and a famous Game of Thrones character.
Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who played Jaime Lannister on the show, is a recognised Leeds supporter. However, Firpo believes he’s found another connection between the club and the HBO series.
Firpo compared 21-year-old Leeds defender Struijk to fictional character Khal Drogo from the popular TV show Game of Thrones. American actor Jason Momoa is the supposed lookalike.
Firpo is certainly getting straight into the dressing room banter after his summer transfer. He responded to Struijk on Instagram, who scored in a pre-season 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday.
It looks like 24-year-old Firpo is integrating into the Leeds group very quickly. One of the greatest strengths in the last few years at Elland Road is the togetherness of Marcelo Bielsa’s squad.
A few weeks ago, MMA fighter Kayla Harrison compared the fight ring to the Game of Thrones. Have you heard of similar comparisons? Tell us in the comments below!