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A Song of Ice and Fire: New Title When There's a New Book

QuidQuid Definitely not a bananaRegistered User regular
edited November 2010 in Debate and/or Discourse
So there's this fantasy series. It's got lots of ice and a good amount of fire. Sometimes people sing. That's pretty much the gimmick.

Oh, and then lots and lots of political intrigue, backstabbing, trickery, subterfuge, secret alliances, incest, whoring, battles, kids that aren't horribly annoying, pirates, dragons, a midget, some magic that isn't constantly driving the story, mercenaries, assassins, and a fuck ton of other stuff.

It's a remarkably well written series whose last thread reached over a hundred pages, so here's a new one.

Use spoilers so as not to discourage new readers from popping in here.
Theon Greyjoy will be king and all you haters can just hate for all I care.

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    STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    So this book has been "nearly done" for what? 3 years now?

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    dlinfinitidlinfiniti Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    So this book has been "nearly done" for what? 3 years now?

    its the Duke Nukem Forever of literature

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    AAAAA!!! PLAAAYGUUU!!!!
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    RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Can't wait for another installment of sister-fucking dead dude shitting good times.

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    HamurabiHamurabi MiamiRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    This book's got something for everyone! One time, there was even A Rogue™ !
    It was Oberyn.

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    CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    You know this thread is going to go south pretty quickly after Dance is finally out, once people realize they'll have to wait five more years

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    Run Run RunRun Run Run __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2010
    Quid wrote: »
    Littlefinger will be king and all you haters can just hate for all I care.

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    DarkCrawlerDarkCrawler Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Quid wrote: »
    Stannis will be king and all you haters can just hate for all I care.

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    BogartBogart Streetwise Hercules Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited February 2010
    Cherrn wrote: »
    You know this thread is going to go south pretty quickly after Dance is finally out, once people realize they'll have to wait five more years

    The SOFAI threads can go even more downhill?

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    OremLKOremLK Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Cherrn wrote: »
    You know this thread is going to go south pretty quickly after Dance is finally out, once people realize they'll have to wait five more years

    I have the feeling Martin is going to dangle false hope by splitting off some of the ending chapters (which take place after AFFC chronologically) into the next book. Then he'll be able to say "I already have a bunch of chapters finished, I anticipate being finished in a year".

    He already basically admitted that's a possibility.
    ...I've left the Isle of Cedars behind, at least. 1261 pages and counting...

    ...Just musing aloud here, so don't anyone get all hysterical... but depending on how long the book comes out, moving some of these finished chapters into WINDS OF WINTER may make sense. Structurally you could make a good case for making DANCE a perfect parallel to FEAST; different cast of characters, but exactly the same time frame, so both books end on the same approximate date. Then WINDS could pick up the action for both sets of characters the following day.

    That's not the way I have been doing it, however. As written, I've covered the FEAST time frame in the first 800 pages (manuscript pages, the printed book pages will be different) of DANCE. Everything that follows is post-FEAST, so that's where some of the cast from the last book start popping up again. Not the most elegant structure, I admit... but given how late this one is, I wanted to resolve at least a few of the cliffhangers from FEAST... (if only to set up the new cliffhangers). So...

    http://grrm.livejournal.com/133957.html

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    DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Valar Morghulis and all you haters can just hate for all I care.

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    What is this I don't even.
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    joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Does Eri know that she doesn't get to make this thread

    She scares me

    And if you're smart you'll be scared of her too

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    ShadowenShadowen Snores in the morning LoserdomRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Quid wrote: »
    Drogon will be king and all you haters can just hate for all I care.

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    DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Does Eri know that she doesn't get to make this thread

    She scares me

    And if you're smart you'll be scared of her too

    Quid, KING IN THE THREAD! KING IN THE THREAD!

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    shalmeloshalmelo sees no evil Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Quid wrote: »
    Hodor will be king and all you haters can just hate for all I care. HODOR in the HODOR!!

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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I enjoy this new meme.

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    XtarathXtarath Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Quid wrote: »
    Rob Zombie will be king and all you haters can just hate for all I care. KING OF THE DEAD!

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    iguanacusiguanacus Desert PlanetRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Xtarath wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    Rob Zombie will be king and all you haters can just hate for all I care. KING OF THE DEAD!

    And His Undead Queen

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    RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    HODOR HODOR HODOR HODOR HODOR

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    AurinAurin Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Hodor!

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    ScalfinScalfin __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2010
    Shadowen wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    Eddard Stark will be king and all you haters can just hate for all I care.

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    The rest of you, I fucking hate you for the fact that I now have a blue dot on this god awful thread.
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    DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Scalfin wrote: »
    Shadowen wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    Eddard Stark will be king and all you haters can just hate for all I care.

    And His Undead Queen

    ?

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    What is this I don't even.
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    Lady EriLady Eri Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Oh wtf Quid. You threw down the gauntlet.

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    RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Lady Eri wrote: »
    Oh wtf Quid. You threw down the gauntlet.

    Hodor :(

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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    While I very well might have lost my glove somewhere, point is I'll never see the title change and come in to this thread wondering what's new.

    On the down side I now have to actually come in much more often in case someone posts him announcing the finish.

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    Lady EriLady Eri Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Enemy for life.

    Pick your side now peanut gallery. There can be no quarter given, no middle ground taken. Those who pledge against me shall suffer.

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    STATE OF THE ART ROBOTSTATE OF THE ART ROBOT Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I gotta go for Quid.

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    RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I gotta go for Hodor.

    Hodor, Hodor Hodor!

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    blizzard224blizzard224 Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Fuck all you haters,
    Daenerys Targaryen will be Queen of all Westeros and the (no longer) Free Cities
    or hats shall be eaten. And boners diminished to a shade of their former glory.
    And Hodor shall be her prince, and Theon Greyjoy her meat on the side.

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    sportzboytjwsportzboytjw squeeeeeezzeeee some more tax breaks outRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Hodor for Hodor, the once and future Hodor!

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    joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Ugh, I hate having to choose between Quid and Eri

    WWHD

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    DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Ugh, I hate having to choose between Quid and Eri

    WWHD

    New sig, finally. Thanks.

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    DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Ugh, I hate having to choose between Quid and Eri

    WWHD

    Wait until one of them is desperate for your support and then secure a better position by requiring a forced marriage to one of your progeny.

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    widowsonwidowson Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Bogart wrote: »
    Cherrn wrote: »
    You know this thread is going to go south pretty quickly after Dance is finally out, once people realize they'll have to wait five more years

    The SOFAI threads can go even more downhill?


    This is pretty much why I've written off SOFAI from my future reading list. I might not even read dance knowing he'll probably die before finishing the series.

    Jordanitis claims another victim. And I'm not happy about that. :x

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    sportzboytjwsportzboytjw squeeeeeezzeeee some more tax breaks outRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Why the hell do some authors slow down so much partway into a series? I guess I'm not saying it's in-excusable or anything inane like that, but is it really that hard to make the tough cuts? Or has all the fat just finally clogged his brain.




    I kid. About the fat. Kind of.

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    DarkCrawlerDarkCrawler Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Damnit people, it is ASOIAF, not SOFAI! Get your acronyms right! :x

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    OremLKOremLK Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Why the hell do some authors slow down so much partway into a series? I guess I'm not saying it's in-excusable or anything inane like that, but is it really that hard to make the tough cuts? Or has all the fat just finally clogged his brain.




    I kid. About the fat. Kind of.

    The middle is by far the most difficult part to get through, in my experience, and based on what I've been told by other writers. It can be quite the pain in the ass trying to finesse or, in some cases, force all of your plot threads in the direction you want them to go. Only gets more difficult the more complex the story, which may partly explain Martin's dithering.

    "Writer's block" is really just another way of saying "I don't know what to do! How do I make this work!" and that's probably what Martin has suffered from these last couple of books.

    On the plus side, maybe this means he will speed up toward the end.

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    joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    Ugh, I hate having to choose between Quid and Eri

    WWHD

    New sig, finally. Thanks.

    Anytime

    Hodor always makes me think of this
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    GoodOmensGoodOmens Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Good God, that picture is scary.

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    Crimson KingCrimson King Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    So I think the real question is who will play Hodor in the miniseries

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    joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    So I think the real question is who will play Hodor in the miniseries

    Matt Damon

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