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Post by halfwise on Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:05 pm

http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/news/a45430/game-of-thrones-final-seasons-seven-episodes/?hl=1&noRedirect=1

Bit of a shame, really. Eldo was predicting the opposite, at least for the books.

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Re: Game of Thrones Appreciation Thread

Post by Eldorion on Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:50 pm

I'm still predicting that there will be at least eight books, but D&D have been making sounds about wanting to wrap things up sooner than later since 2014-ish. I thought maybe HBO would wheedle a full eighth season out of them but between D&D already having their next project lined up and the skyrocketing cost of signing actors to more than seven seasons this is very understandable. Not necessarily from an artistic perspective (I can't imagine anyone is happy about the prospect of Dany being in Westeros for all of a dozen episodes out of the entire series), but TV shows by their nature have to take into account more non-artistic factors than a single author does. Which is part of the reason why I don't think this means that GRRM is going to rush the ending of the books.
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Re: Game of Thrones Appreciation Thread

Post by halfwise on Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:36 pm

Maybe we should take bets on whether there's an 8th book. I'll check back with you in, um...8 years?

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Re: Game of Thrones Appreciation Thread

Post by Eldorion on Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:22 am

My entirely tongue-in-cheek estimate is that each book will continue to take one additional year longer to finish (AFFC was five, ADWD was six...) which means that we should see TWOW in 2018, followed by book seven (perhaps resurrecting the title A Time for Wolves?) in 2026, and then finally ADOS in 2035. Nod
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Post by Forest Shepherd on Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:53 am

Mr. Martin will only be... 87 by then, still chipper enough to write one would hope!

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Re: Game of Thrones Appreciation Thread

Post by halfwise on Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:33 am

Though my instinct tells me each books takes longer, this is only true for the last 3 books.

1 A Game of Thrones August 1996
2 A Clash of Kings February 1999
3 A Storm of Swords November 2000
4 A Feast for Crows November 2005
5 A Dance with Dragons July 2011

The sequence is 29 months, 20 months, 60 months, 67 months.

Applying linear regression, I'm predicting 82.5 months to the next book (6 years, 10.5 months), and the last book 98 months after that (8 years, 2 months). That means 15 years to books 7 from book 5, or July 2026.

The 8th book should come 113 months later, or 9 years, 8 months, so June of 2036. That puts him at 88, but medicine will have improved as well. Though he's definitely overweight, I think he can make it.

Did you just eyeball that math, Eldo? Only a year off from the high falutin' math. Impressive indeed.

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Post by Eldorion on Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:36 am

Interesting stuff, halfy. I'm afraid it's all rather over my head but I'm tickled that you came up with similar results. Very Happy

I came up with my "theory" sometime in the past year or two in response to the endlessly shattered dreams of people who were convinced that each new year would see the release of the next book. Didn't take the first three into account since I think something shifted for Martin after them (not just in terms of length but in the final output too). Wasn't something I put much thought into, just humorously extrapolating the "trend" (based on a whopping three data points), but so far it's beaten a couple complex models that were predicting TWOW would be out in 2015 or 2016. Laughing

EDIT: the more serious justification, such as it is, would be my thoughts mentioned recently about the increasing complexity of the series and the difficulty of endgames making additional complications like the five year gap or the Meereenese knot inevitable. I don't think we're going to see books coming out more frequently than every 5-6 years. Whether we really get up to 8-10 year gaps I dunno, but I do think it's possible.
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Re: Game of Thrones Appreciation Thread

Post by halfwise on Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:46 am

The math probably isn't over your head.  Just plot months between books against book number, and draw a best fit line.



I did it by calculation rather than graphically, but the concept is the same.

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Re: Game of Thrones Appreciation Thread

Post by chris63 on Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:22 am

Look how young they are here.


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Post by chris63 on Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:17 am

I was right about the broken man.

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Re: Game of Thrones Appreciation Thread

Post by Mrs Figg on Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:19 pm

I enjoyed this episode. it was meaty.
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Re: Game of Thrones Appreciation Thread

Post by Mrs Figg on Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:20 pm

Spoiler:
yay Hound Razz
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Post by Mrs Figg on Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:16 pm

I love you

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Re: Game of Thrones Appreciation Thread

Post by Mrs Figg on Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:20 pm

Laughing :facepalm:
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Post by Eldorion on Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:37 pm

Well played. lol!
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Re: Game of Thrones Appreciation Thread

Post by Mrs Figg on Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:25 pm

another theoriz

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fake Arya is really Syrio.
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Post by Mrs Figg on Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:26 pm

another theoriz

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fake Arya is really Syrio.
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Re: Game of Thrones Appreciation Thread

Post by halfwise on Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:09 am

It seems Maisie Williams got an apartment in Brooklyn that she briefly shows off on Instagram.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BGfEdL1Hqhl/?taken-by=maisie_williams

I'm not down in Brooklyn much, but it would be fun to bump into the tyke. Of course, there's about 5,000 others I should be bumping to as well and never do. Sort of like thinking you'll run into Posh Spice in London.

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Re: Game of Thrones Appreciation Thread

Post by Mrs Figg on Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:20 pm

I enjoyed that. Razz Hound had two chickens cheers

Cercei
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she is building up to blowing the roof off now that her daft son has betrayed her one more time. Shocked can you believe that kid. Got a feeling his days are numbered. Nice to see the Brienne/Jaime bromance still going strong. Finally ninja Arya can go home.
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Re: Game of Thrones Appreciation Thread

Post by chris63 on Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:44 am

I think Cercie will blow them all up using the wild fire under the City.


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