George R.R. Martin Gives A Big 'F*** You' To Fans Telling Him To Hurry And Finish The Series Before He Dies

July 11, 2014


This is a short 3-second clip of George R.R. Martin responding to a question about what he thinks of the fans who demand he hurry up and finish the Song of Ice and Fire series in case he dies soon. For reference, Martin is 65. "And round." I didn't say that. I will say that Robert Jordan passed away before being able to properly finish the Wheel Of Time series by himself, and, admittedly, that did leave a hole in my heart. But my point is this: you don't get to tell an artist when to finish their work. If George R.R. Martin dies before the series is finished, TOO F***ING BAD, THAT'S LIFE. And what kind of fan tells someone whose work they allegedly appreciate so much what to do in the first place? That doesn't make you a fan, that makes you an impatient dickhead. Just be thankful for what you already got to enjoy.

Keep going for your daily dose of STFU. And as a side note, "Martin has noted in the past that he has told Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss major plotlines and how the series will end so they can finish without him if needed." So really, relax. The ones complaining probably haven't even read the books anyways.

Thanks to drumkid and Raul, who agree the Wheel of Time series was the absolute tits. AT LEAST THEY BETTER.

  • StarDagger

    You can not rush Art. The problem is that people are focused on the product, which they naturally desire to have, rather than the sublime process of creating something out of nothing.
    I daresay that we would not have the world and characters that we love, in a deep labyrinthine plot without his process.

  • i would love to see the finger in GoT

  • Christopher Heagy

    Jordan knew he was dying. He was been diagnosed with a terminal illness over a year before his death. It was also made very clear that he spent that time preparing notes and information so that the series could be finished after his death. And I will say, the last three written by Brandon Sanderson were EXCELLENT!

  • mr. pickles


  • RareAwesomeman

    Is there a reason other than his weight to be concerned about, it would make more sense to be worried if he was 75

  • Juiol

    The reason is overweight people die younger?

  • asdfasdfasdf

    for one authors of big fantasy series always tend to die before they end and the son or friend or whoever working from notes is never as good


  • Proteon

    I met Robert Jordan during the Winter's Heart book signing tour. I was so nervous I could hardly speak. I think Jordan spent his last years frantically trying to finish his series - all things considered as a fan I'd rather have seen him enjoy the kind of fame Martin is enjoying; more power to him.

  • Katrin Bechhofer

    I just hope ASOIAF will be finished before I die.

  • Lol

  • asdfasdfasdf

    oh gw, you're only saying that because you plan on dying on us halfway through a post one of these days(this week?)

  • da1nonlysage

    This should be marked under spoiler

  • Guest

    I'm calling it right now, on his deathbed the last book ends in a
    "rocks fall everybody dies" scenario and the very last page has only the
    sentence "rr martin has died" with this picture.
    His will will specify that nobody anybody likes sees the last page.

  • Guest

    you gotta admit its a legitimate concern.

  • DrZanz

    I get it, I obviously understand he shouldn't rush the story but to be fair he types with 1 finger into a DOS word processor (that's actual quotable fact)... I mean come on, there has to be a bottleneck there.

    But yea yea, I know. Fuck me.

  • Dr. Perry Cox

    Fuck you!

  • o0THX11380o

    And that bottle neck could be one of the reasons that his books are so good.

  • Guest

    or why he gets frustrated and kills half the cast in one scene so he doesn't have to type so many plot threads

  • Brad Walton

    Wow, people are assholes. He could be less round though...

  • Mr. K

    I've never heard Martin speak before. I refuse to listen to any interview of Martin, because the voice in my head for how I imagine he sounds cannot possibly be more perfect in real life.

  • David

    He has a pretty young sounding voice

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