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Season Four...

... is almost at hand.

Tonight's the night.  Did I mention that?  Oh... I did...

 "Two Swords."  Episode one of season four, written and directed by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.  It's a helluva season episode.  I've seen it three times now, at various premieres, but I'm looking forward to seeing it a fourth time this evening.

 And next week, "The Lion and the Rose," the episode I scripted myself.  I haven't seen that one at all, but various folks I trust tell me it came at well, so I'm looking forward to seeing it for myself.

 Anyone doing anything special in the way of premiere parties?  We're partied out ourselves, after the New York, Brooklyn, and Santa Fe premieres, so we're staying home, gathering round the tube, and laying in some ribs and pulled pork and brisket from Whole Hog.


Bharad Raghavan
Apr. 6th, 2014 07:38 pm (UTC)
I can't wait to see it. I noticed Metacritic has given the first 3 episodes a 94 rating, a unreal score, which I only hope goes up.

With the show and the books, do you look feedback from both professional critics and fans, or just the fans? I've always wondered whether authors/producers took the feedback of professional critics seriously, or if they just stuck with feedback from other authors/the fans.
Apr. 6th, 2014 08:45 pm (UTC)
You know, feedback is great... whether from fans or critics or other writers... but I learned early on not to take any of it too seriously. Writers are entertainers, and like most entertainers we crave applause (some writers will deny this, but don't believe them for a minute). But you should never start to believe your own press. Rave reviews can make you feel great, and negative reviews can bring you down, and the same is true for emails, fan letters, amazon comments, whatever... but in the end, all that matters is the work. And when the work is being done, you should not be thinking about your fanmail or the critics... just about the characters, the scene, the sentence.
Kanayo Sophie N
Apr. 6th, 2014 10:20 pm (UTC)
Tens of Thousands to millions
of fans are grateful for your work. Thank you for entertaining us beyond our dreams!
Apr. 7th, 2014 02:32 am (UTC)
I got turned on to the books by my son. Thankfully, we were able to contact GRRM personally before the HBO success made it hard to contact him. Understand fully, though. So happy for the success!


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