George R.R. Martin Refuses to Kowtow to the Whims of the Internet, Won’t Change His ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ Ending

/Film | 7/15/2019 | Ben Pearson
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In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Martin explains that despite some of the outcry from corners of the Internet about the way Game of Thrones came to an end, he will not be taking those reactions – or even the more positive ones, like ours – into account as he works to wrap up his sprawling fantasy epic book series that inspired the show.

“The internet affects all this to a degree it was never affected before. Like Jon Snow’s parentage. There were early hints about [who Snow’s parents were] in the books, but only one reader in 100 put it together. And before the internet that was fine — for 99 readers out of 100 when Jon Snow’s parentage gets revealed it would be, ‘Oh, that’s a great twist!’ But in the age of the internet, even if only one person in 100 figures it out then that one person posts it online and the other 99 people read it and go, ‘Oh, that makes sense.’ Suddenly the twist you’re building towards is out there. And there is a temptation to then change it [in the upcoming books] — ‘Oh my god, it’s screwed up, I have to come up with something different.’ But that’s wrong. Because you’ve been planning for a certain ending and if you suddenly change direction just because somebody figured it out, or because they don’t like it, then it screws up the whole structure....
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