Announcing the winner of the Game of Thrones Fun.com 2020 Giveaway!

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Filling up the long hours at home lately can be a challenge but it’s better when you have some new games to keep you and your friends and family entertained. Thanks to the good people at Fun.com, we can help you out in that department!

This week, we offered up an awesome prize pack to one luck reader featuring a duo of Thrones-themed entertainment. The package includes: A Game of Thrones Catan: Brotherhood of the Watch Board Game, and The Red Keep Game of Thrones 3D Puzzle. Our readers have entered across Twitter, Facebook and our site, and it’s finally time to choose a winner!

We’re thrilled to announce the winner of the Fun.com Game Package is…

@MichelleE1028!

 Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway! We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.  Thanks again to Fun.com for bringing joy and excitement to our week!

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    1. 7 blessings Michelle

      I was searching for any more news about TWOW and ran across this paragraph. I think it was from the same interview as one of the other WoTW posts but I don’t remember this paragraph. GRRM estimates 3000 pages for the last two books. Well that’s really three books as I was thinking was needed to tell the story. Perhaps he thinks the editor will cut out 1000 pages. 🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄

      I am working in a very different medium than David and Dan, never forget. They had six hours for this final season. I expect these last two books of mine will fill 3000 manuscript pages between them before I’m done… and if more pages and chapters and scenes are needed, I’ll add them. And of course the butterfly effect will be at work as well; those of you who follow this Not A Blog will know that I’ve been talking about that since season one. There are characters who never made it onto the screen at all, and others who died in the show but still live in the books… so if nothing else, the readers will learn what happened to Jeyne Poole, Lady Stoneheart, Penny and her pig, Skahaz Shavepate, Arianne Martell, Darkstar, Victarion Greyjoy, Ser Garlan the Gallant, Aegon VI, and a myriad of other characters both great and small that viewers of the show never had the chance to meet. And yes, there will be unicorns… of a sort…”

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    2. Congrats Michelle! 👏🏻Your prize will definitely help wile away the hours of staying home. ☺️

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    3. Tron79,

      Doesn’t really matter because there’s no way in hell at this point the man’s ever going to finish those books anyway. He’ll be lucky if he ever finishes TWoW.

      EDIT: And even then, I don’t think TWoW is going to maleness anywhere near the amount of progress in the story that S6 made. There’s a lot of plot that needs to be gotten through, and every book after SoS has him meandering like crazy and going in story cul-de-sacs that we all know probably aren’t going to amount to much in the story’s endgame (case in point: Quentyn Martell…)

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    4. Farimer123:
      Farimer123,

      “maleness” wtf? Stupid autocorrect. *make

      Funny about the “maleness”. Well, if GRRM gets Daenerys out of frickin Meereen I’ll be happy with the next book! She and GRRM were so bogged down in Meereen in the books. It made more sense to me after reading the books why the show kept Dany in the Meereen for so long. I was encouraged by the ending of book 5 that Dany’s character would finally get out of Meereen soon. My comment here was more about the number of pages it might take to properly finish the story. GRRM could sum up alot in a few pages if he chooses. He could do alot “off screen.” He could choose to forget about many of the secondary characters if he chooses. He loves his pirates and GRRM could write an entirely separate tangent book on the life of the pirates (iron born titled “What is Dead”) characters to go with his Targaryen tangent book. (I don’t want to give him any ideas). I feel he needs more than two 1000 page book to wrap things up at the pace he was going. 3000 seems more likely which is really 3 books in my head. .. I think we will all be happy if he at least gets TWOW out. A dream of spring may always be a dream, but Winter is coming… “father promised” as the Stark siblings would say… It would be totally awesome if there was a White Dove (raven) release when that day finally comes… As an eternal optimist, I am discouraged as well. It seems hopeless right now that it will ever come out, and even more hopeless that ADOS ever comes out… but I’ll listen to ol’ Ned and believe that Winter is coming one day…
      I truly hope that GRRM can’t stop dreaming about all of the characters that were stuck in limbo at the end of book 5. I’m thankful we have an ending with the show, but I think GRRM will hopefully at least get Dany out of Meereen and make some progress with the other characters in book 6.

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    5. Congratulations, Michelle!!!

      The rest of you are reminding me of why I’m still so depressed, almost a year later…

      …and now back to my regularly-scheduled afternoon of teleworking while avoiding Scotch.

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    6. Tron79,

      Assuming that TWoW is ever released, it better end with Dany finally setting sail for Westeros with Tyrion, Cersei on the Iron Throne, and Jon as King in the North at Winterfell. Those things should happen if D&D were even remotely following GRRM’s “major beats”. If not, then there will be three more books instead of two after ADoD, which will mean that GRRM has for all intents and purposes failed at finishing his own series.

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    7. Farimer123:
      Tron79,

      Assuming that TWoW is ever released, it better end with Dany finally setting sail for Westeros with Tyrion, Cersei on the Iron Throne, and Jon as King in the North at Winterfell. Those things should happen if D&D were even remotely following GRRM’s “major beats”.If not, then there will be three more books instead of two after ADoD, which will mean that GRRM has for all intents and purposes failed at finishing his own series.

      I wonder if Tyrion will become Dany’s hand in the book that GRRM has planned. So far I don’t believe he’s had a one on one conversation with her. He has had his own journey in Meereen. Sansa is on a totally different path than the show. I think the show decided certain things had to happen quickly to setup seasons 7 and 8. I’m sure a few basic plot points will be the same. We are a very long way from Dany returning to Westeros to mount an attack.

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    8. Tron79,

      You quoted GRRM

      I expect these last two books of mine will fill 3000 manuscript pages between them before I’m done… and if more pages and chapters and scenes are needed, I’ll add them. And of course the butterfly effect will be at work as well…”

      3,000 expected manuscript pages? And maybe more if additional chapters and scenes are needed? Really?

      If I were a betting man I’d have to go with
      Farimer123 (4/10/20, 9:25 am above):

      Doesn’t really matter because there’s no way in hell at this point the man’s ever going to finish those books anyway. He’ll be lucky if he ever finishes TWoW.”

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    9. Ten Bears,

      Considering the amount of plot S7 & S8 went through, and considering GRRM’s writing methods for the last 20 years… yeah, I just don’t see it.

      If he ever wants to finish ASOIAF, this is what he’ll do: take Feast, Dance, and presumably whatever he’s done with Winds… and discard them. Declare them non-canon and throw them in the trash. Then, spend the next two years writing the REAL follow-up to Storm, then another two years for Winds, then another two years for Dream. It’s certainly possible; after all he’s done it before with the first three books, and those represented the first half of what was meant to be a six-part series. He needs to go back to that mindset, or plan, or whatever he had from the mid-90s to the turn of the millennium, because back then he was cranking out the series like nobody’s business.

      P.S.: To anyone who really likes those last two books, I’m sorry, but whatever he did writing them has evidently decimated his ability to continue writing the series at all.

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    10. Farimer123:
      Ten Bears,

      Considering the amount of plot S7 & S8 went through, and considering GRRM’s writing methods for the last 20 years… yeah, I just don’t see it.

      If he ever wants to finish ASOIAF, this is what he’ll do: take Feast, Dance, and presumably whatever he’s done with Winds… and discard them. Declare them non-canon and throw them in the trash. Then, spend the next two years writing the REAL follow-up to Storm, then another two years for Winds, then another two years for Dream. It’s certainly possible; after all he’s done it before with the first three books, and those represented the first half of what was meant to be a six-part series. He needs to go back to that mindset, or plan, or whatever he had from the mid-90s to the turn of the millennium, because back then he was cranking out the series like nobody’s business.

      P.S.: To anyone who really likes those last two books, I’m sorry, but whatever he did writing them has evidently decimated his ability to continue writing the series at all.

      I’m one who did like the last two books, but I read them as one big book (Boiled Leather order). It made for one very long book! I do think GRRM got stuck in Meereen. Everyone’s journey seemed to revolve around wedding and bedding Dany. But my impressions at the end of the story haven’t changed. I was very excited at the end, partly because I got to the end of over 2000 pages! But I liked where many of the stories were going at the end of the books. Dany finally was going to get out of Meereen and embrace her true Fire and Blood. Tyrion was in an interesting place in the battle at Meereen. Sansa is a bit marooned at the moment. I’m not sure where if anywhere she is headed. Arya is doing very awesome things, but I’m not sure how she will use her FM skills in the books to help the overall story. I guess the biggest complaint is that GRRM went on tangents and created too many POV characters in these last two books. That’s valid, but he still has his core characters who are ready for the next part of their journeys. Where do you think GRRM is the most stuck? I could see logical next steps with Dany, Tyrion, Arya (well less clear what’s next for Arya other than seeing the show!), and Brienne. I’m not as sure I know where Cersei, Jaime, and many of the non show characters are headed yet. I am curious to know which parts of the last books you think are keeping GRRM in his painted corner? I often wonder what’s better as a writer? Should you plan everything with an outline or just write and see where the story takes you? GRRM definitely has an outline, but on the other hand he seems to write and see where the story takes him… Perhaps that’s the problem.. .the story is taking him away from his outline, or perhaps he just likes writing about the history of Targs more.

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    11. Tron79,

      Do you read any manga? If so, an example of a manga writer who’s able to wonderfully balance architect/gardener style (and hasn’t missed a single monthly chapter deadline in over 10 years) is Hajime Isayama, the creator of Attack on Titan.

      He claims to have the broad strokes of the whole story planned out, and whenever he starts a new arc he plans it out in medium detail, but whenever he writes a chapter, a lot of it just comes to him, and he lets the characters decide what exactly they’re going to do next. And even though he’s close to the end of his story, he almost never rushes anything – he takes as long as he needs to say what he planned to say.

      Unlike Isayama, George has (rather hopelessly, IMO) wandered off-course, starting with Feast. He’s allowed ASOIAF to become bloated and convoluted far beyond his ability to tie it all up. All that stuff with Dany and her potential suitors, the show mostly cut it out, and the story moved all the smoother for it. Because of all that fluff, we didn’t even have time for Tyrion to meet her, which we all know is going to happen for the story to be even remotely similar to what he told D&D. Sansa and Arya, I’m not sure he really knows what to do with them. Same with Theon, Jorah, Melisandre, and maybe the Hound, though he may just be dead. As for the rest of the major characters, I feel like their show endings are basically what he has in mind for them, but he has no idea how to get there anymore.

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