Incredibly based to be this blackpilled on George R Martin (he literally made up a second middle name so he could have the RR initials like Tolkien) in 2011 when he was at the height of his popularity and the show was taking off. Love all the le downvoats on a comment not entirely positive on a PDX game, paradoxplaza is so sycophantic.>>368356
He's an old and aging obese man who was a commercial-oriented writer from the beginning. He cut his chops writing for TV and struggled as a poorly-paid fat ugly guy for decades. Now in old age he wants to take it easy and enjoy the fame and fortune that came to him later in life. Do you think he wants to spend his remaining years struggling to finish a massive story that has grown unwieldly complex, in the shadow of the most popular tv show of this century going to shit in its later seasons, or do you think he wants to relax by his private pool, watch football, bitch about politics, and maybe write whatever fun projects people come to him with (accompanied by a seven-figure check)? 10 years ago I was a teenager and butthurt about how long the wait was getting for the new installments of my favorite fantasy books, but now I totally get it, life is fucking shitty for most people and if you can get a ticket out of that you should 100% take it and never do any work that doesn't bring you happiness.