As we may have noted before, House Snark rules the lands of Twitter, and woe be upon the unsuspecting traveler who accidentally wanders across its borders. George R.R. Martin has a twitter account (@GRRMSpeaking) but as he noted last Christmas when a silly countdown sparked a fervor of speculation as to the release date for The Winds of Winter, it’s not actually run by him, but by his “people.” He’s never done a Twitter Q&A, either. We should all be grateful for that, as it would certainly devolve into thousands of people asking when the next book was coming out, and there just aren’t enough Starks left to kill to make up for that.
Unfortunately, not everyone is as savvy as Martin. E.L. James, of 50 Shades of Grey fame, made that mistake yesterday. Interestingly enough, several of the incredibly snarky questions she was asked (such as “Are you going to answer any of these questions, or do you need Stephenie Meyer to do a Twitter chat first?”) concerned denizens of Westeros.
Much like a book from the perspective of Christian Grey, I don’t need to read that. Game of Thrones Season 3 was enough.
Those are harsh words, coming from a dead man.
Would those be the same feelings that inspired her to throw herself from a tower, even though she just saw Myranda fall from a slightly smaller height and die?
I hope not.