Wednesday, September 18, 2013

George R.R. Martin looks to up the evil factor in Westeros


Full disclosure - I don't watch Breaking Bad, but apparently everyone else on the internet does and according to them shit just got real.

One such Breaking Bad fan is A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin, who took to his Livejournal (aww!) to opine on the current state of Walter White and Westeros.

"Amazing series.  Amazing episode last night.  Talk about a gut punch.

Walter White is a bigger monster than anyone in Westeros."

One could see this as professional praise from one creative mind to another, but Martin then tossed in seven, parenthetical words that will chill Game of Thrones fans to their very bones:

(I need to do something about that).

Martin didn't make it clear if he intends to right this oversight in Season 4 of Game of Thrones or if he's planning to unleash more hell than fans are expecting in the upcoming sixth book (The Winds of Winter) - but Thronies might want to say farewell to their favorite characters sooner rather than later since Martin has proven - time and again - that he's not above clearing house.

Your tears only give him strength

His post goes on to discuss his thoughts on Game of Thrones winning an Emmy this year - assumedly Outstanding Drama Series, since it's already won 10 - which again returns the tone to the polite shop talk of a creative mind discussing his peers.

Readers of the series will still want to brace themselves for the upcoming carnage of Book Six and the introduction of a truly depraved antagonist all the same, as it's unlikely that many surviving characters in Westeros will top Walter White as the monster George R.R. Martin has in mind - although certain possibilities most definitely exist.