I honestly saw this as a way of George telling D&D to fuck themselves
Anonymous said: What is your favorite dialogue exchange between Sansa and Sandor (show or books)? Is there one quote from the show/books that definitively says 'SanSan' to you?
"I never got my song."
"I… I know a song about Florian and Jonquil."
"Florian and Jonquil? A fool and his cunt. Spare me. But one day I’ll have a song from you, whether you will it or no."
"I will sing it for you gladly."
When Sandor yells at the innkeeper to get two cups of wine because “The girl’s thirsty too!!!”
Arya’s his paaaaack, he’s adopted her subconsciousllyyyyyy, he cares what happens to herrrrrrr, people keep calling her his daughterrrrrrr
In case people needed reminding about why it might take him so long to finish a book………….
one time, another author compared his own word count output with GRRM’s and found that GRRM easily wrote more words in the same amount of time than he did (especially given GRRM’s other projects, and writing episodes for GOT, and how he had to do such apparently frustrating rewrites with ADWD). But GRRM doesn’t get credit as a prolific writer. GRRM’s books are enormous, but he is called lazy for writing 400,000 words worth of book. ADWD was difficult AND the length of 4 books! (here is the article where the author did the math)
Today my boss was still going out of his way to talk to me about ASOIAF. Like way out of his way, to the point where I was laughing about it on the inside. After a while he was like, ”Yesterday, I downloaded the first book on my Nook! I haven’t read a book since like 5th grade, but I’m going to read it.”
I swear a Reading Rainbow rainbow exploded out of my mouth, I was so happy.
Ahh, what a great reference idea. I wish I had this for the current fic I’m working on!
I was intrigued, so I’m quickly whipping up a vocabulary list for GRRM/ASOIAF using the books 1-5, the Dunk and Egg novellas, the two recent novellas and the sample chapters from the 6th book. I’ll put a txt file up when I’m done!
Today my boss was talking to my co-worker about the Gregor/Oberyn fight, and I guess I made a noise because they caught me and wanted to know if I knew anything about the series
Me: hahahaha, I write honest-to-god essays about this series for fun, you don’t want to go down this road.
But I guess he wanted to go down that road. I’m extremely quiet at work, mostly because of anxiety, but I spoke at length and sounded super eloquent… like I was listening to myself and I really sounded like I was reading out loud something I’d memorized, it was really… well-worded and came out easily. I guess that I have to be talking about fiction for that to happen with near-strangers? Anyway, I guess if you just barely mention an aspect of ASOIAF to me in person, I’ll talk about it like some tweed-wearing college professor giving a lecture.
And I guess I wasn’t boring because that boss was really excited and kept coming back to where I was to ask me questions. It’s so strange because that boss has tried so hard to boss-befriend me, and I’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for him, but we just have very different personalities. So I’m glad that I can now tease him about only liking characters doomed to die, like Ned and Robb.
I’ve had people ask me to upload this again. It goes along with this meta.
I’ve used this more times than I can count! Bless your soul for doing this for us!
You’re welcome! And thanks to everyone who helped me correct it, since I’d originally taken the quotes from an incorrect pirated text version (oops).
I found that it’s much easier for me to get a character’s “voice” if I can quickly read through a bunch of quotes that they’ve said. It’s easier to see what words they use, what they don’t use, and how their syntax goes. I found out the trick when roleplaying back in the day. (Still have a text file of everything Ganondorf ever said).