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Fan Gives Insightful Reasoning Why Game Of Thrones Season 8 Was Destined To Fail (No Spoilers)
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Fan Gives Insightful Reasoning Why Game Of Thrones Season 8 Was Destined To Fail (No Spoilers)

The final season of HBO’s hit show Game of Thrones is coming to an end in quite the fashion. Instead of fearing future life without their beloved characters, more and more fans want to just get it over with. Every day, YouTube, reddit and other platforms are flooded with complaints directed at Season 8. But why so? The fantasy drama that has attracted record viewership on HBO and had everything going for it. The critics and fans were loving it, everyone was saying that it saved the fantasy genre from extinction on television, and all of that has faded away faster than Tyrion could down a glass of wine.

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Recently, philosopher and fantasy fiction fan Daniel Silvermint shared his take on why the last season of Game of Thrones feels like a different show

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Daniel turns to what earlier George R. R. Martin was talking about himself. “I think there are two types of writers, the architects and the gardeners,” the creator of Game of Thrones said. “The architects plan everything ahead of time, like an architect building a house. They know how many rooms are going to be in the house, what kind of roof they’re going to have, where the wires are going to run, what kind of plumbing there’s going to be. They have the whole thing designed and blueprinted out before they even nail the first board up. The gardeners dig a hole, drop in a seed and water it. They kind of know what seed it is, they know if planted a fantasy seed or mystery seed or whatever. But as the plant comes up and they water it, they don’t know how many branches it’s going to have, they find out as it grows. And I’m much more a gardener than an architect.”

According to Daniel, many of the problems that have arisen in Game of Thrones’ final season are due to the clash between the two types of writers working on the same show.

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While the TV show has almost finished (there’s only one episode left), the fans of the series will have to keep waiting to read the literary ending. George R. R. Martin has once again rebuffed the rumor that he has secretly finished the final two books in his Song of Ice and Fire series, after a Game of Thrones actor made the claim last month.

“No, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring are not finished,” Martin wrote on his website. “Dream is not even begun; I am not going to start writing volume seven until I finish volume six,” wrote the author. The fifth novel in Martin’s bestselling series, A Dance with Dragons, was published in 2011.

Here’s what people said about Daniel’s thoughts

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Kari Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

I am one of the few specimen who doesn’t watch GoT, but that was incredibly interesting. From a writer‘s perspective, the explanation of the different approaches was very helpful and informative. And from an audience’ perspective, it does explain why some shows just don‘t *feel* good anymore. I always thought it was just signs of fatigue or terrible writing, but maybe what is described above also played a big part.

わsp
Community Member
3 years ago

Am I the only one getting tired of all these GoT posts?

Aria Whitaker
Community Member
3 years ago

Maybe...I simply ignore what does not interest me, so there is no time to be "tired" of them. Simply keep on scrolling, that takes less effort than clicking, opening up a comment box and writing a reply to complain....about something that apparently does not interest you. Strange.

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Random Panda
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3 years ago (edited)

He sure is bending himself backward to excuse bad writing. It's not GRRM's fault that D&D are shit at writing believable characters and plots. Years ago one of them said that "themes are for 8 grade book reports". Says a lot about their approach to storytelling. A story without themes/thematic consistency is a bad story. They didn't stop following GRRM' books 12 episodes ago, but 4 seasons ago. That's plenty of time to develop the story how they wanted and in a sensible way, but that's not what they did. Because they don't have the talent and they don't care about the journey or the message of the story. Their idea of plotting is asking "wouldn't it be cool if... " and doing that, regardless if it makes sense and shocking their audience with nonsensical plot twists. GRRM's "twists" are always consequences of the characters' actions and you don't expect it because that's not how traditional fantasy goes. D&D's twists are just character assassination.

fruit_panda
Community Member
3 years ago

That's exactly what I was thinking. Sounds like 26 paragraphs of trying to pretend the writing wasn't terrible

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Kari Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

I am one of the few specimen who doesn’t watch GoT, but that was incredibly interesting. From a writer‘s perspective, the explanation of the different approaches was very helpful and informative. And from an audience’ perspective, it does explain why some shows just don‘t *feel* good anymore. I always thought it was just signs of fatigue or terrible writing, but maybe what is described above also played a big part.

わsp
Community Member
3 years ago

Am I the only one getting tired of all these GoT posts?

Aria Whitaker
Community Member
3 years ago

Maybe...I simply ignore what does not interest me, so there is no time to be "tired" of them. Simply keep on scrolling, that takes less effort than clicking, opening up a comment box and writing a reply to complain....about something that apparently does not interest you. Strange.

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Random Panda
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

He sure is bending himself backward to excuse bad writing. It's not GRRM's fault that D&D are shit at writing believable characters and plots. Years ago one of them said that "themes are for 8 grade book reports". Says a lot about their approach to storytelling. A story without themes/thematic consistency is a bad story. They didn't stop following GRRM' books 12 episodes ago, but 4 seasons ago. That's plenty of time to develop the story how they wanted and in a sensible way, but that's not what they did. Because they don't have the talent and they don't care about the journey or the message of the story. Their idea of plotting is asking "wouldn't it be cool if... " and doing that, regardless if it makes sense and shocking their audience with nonsensical plot twists. GRRM's "twists" are always consequences of the characters' actions and you don't expect it because that's not how traditional fantasy goes. D&D's twists are just character assassination.

fruit_panda
Community Member
3 years ago

That's exactly what I was thinking. Sounds like 26 paragraphs of trying to pretend the writing wasn't terrible

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