Friday, March 7, 2014

I stopped reading the books, but the TV series is another matter

I have lots of love for George R. R. Martin's wonderful series A Song of Ice and Fire. The 1st book, A Game of Thrones, is still a favorite. I love how GRRM makes you fall for characters and then violently tear your heart out by killing them. #yeahbitch

But I stopped reading the series though. I made it halfway through the 3rd book, A Storm of Swords, when I decided to just stop. Eff it! With the writing pace GRRM, I'll be 50 by the time the series is complete. So, plenty of goddamn time. Years! Probably a decade even.

So I channeled all my fanboy juice to the TV series. A Game of Thrones is awesome! It's one of those few shows that I watch religiously. And when I mean religiously, I mean by myself, in the dead of night when I couldn't be disturbed, and on an empty bladder.

It's just a few weeks away before season 4 of A Game of Thrones and I just can't wait no longer. This must be one of Dante's circle of hell, yes? The agonizing wait, the feeling of helplessness due to anticipation, the bubbling fandom frenzy.

For the meantime though, while counting the days till the first episode of the latest season, I'll while away my days playing solitaire. And what better way to play than with a deck of cards with my favorite GOT characters. Because, Jamie Lannister's jawline is a character on its own. Respect, man, respect.


Louize Gonzales said...

Love those cards, Peter!
I love the TV series too, but if GRRM dare not finish this series, I swear I'll find him and bitch slap him good. LOL ♥

Peter S. said...

LOL! Too funny, Louize!

But seriously, he really should quicken the pace, no?

yccos said...

GRRM had the endings finished first before everything else... Hahaha... Gotta do reruns of the last ten epis before the new season starts :)

Tracie Nelson said...

I love the series! It took me almost a year to read all five books. I have my favorites, like Jon Snow and his half sister, Arya (sp?). I was a little upset with how some things ended in book five, but knowing GRRM, he has some tricks up his sleeve.

Peter S. said...

Hello, yccos! That's a good idea!

Hi, Tracie! I'm sure he does!