People were trying to uncover the blacked out part: reddit.com/r/asoia…
Well, good for them. :) But while I agree they’ve figured out the mentions of Jon Snow and Daenerys Stormborn, I think the effort is essentially pointless. Even if they get some of the letterforms, it’s truly just guessing. But if it makes them happy, who am I to stop them?
#tbh I was thinking #and I think it’s truly amazing how he managed to take that idea and turn it into something fantastic as now ASoIaF is #like his idea of the plot seems not really good to me #maybe he just needs a lot of time to rethink everything and form it until it’s done #and that’s pretty amazing #most writers would have just published that love story thing #it might have been still known…? who knows #but really he had an idea (and we read about his first draft idea) #and he worked on it until he was happy with it #and it turned out to be an amazingly detailed work with fantastic characters and an amazing story #just let the man work on his books as much as he wants; even if it takes years #I’d rather have him work on it a lot and make is something good #than to rush it and turn it into something /weird/ #but it’s interesting to see the history behind his books :) #even if I laugh #I think it’s great
Yes, I totally agree. Maybe when ASOIAF is finally done (whenever that is) his publisher will do a big book on GRRM’s writing process, like Tolkien’s The History of Middle Earth? Probably not a dozen volumes, but I bet they could get at least one. Include the letter (unredacted), parts of the first 13 chapters that didn’t make it to the final version (wholly rewritten or whatever), parts of the original AFFC/ADWD before GRRM took out the 5-year-gap, notes between GRRM and his editor (like that Coldhands thing from the ADWD manuscript that got news the other week), whatever other process notes GRRM might have made and kept… it could be really cool. :) I mean, maybe some people might not want to see the making of the sausage, but it sounds fascinating to me. So many what-ifs…
(And you know it would sell, Random House/HarperCollins. *wink wink*)
#yes absolutely #I’m more interested in seeing how GRRM went from first draft to Actual Asoiaf #than in speculating how much of the original plot is still gonna happen #i love the tyrion –> theon thing
Exactly. And re Tyrion -> Theon, my guess about the names was probably way out there, but if I know writers, then I can totally see Theon being developed to take Tyrion’s northern plotline once GRRM decided Tyrion wasn’t going north to fight or wouldn’t be involved in the loss of Winterfell etc. I mean, you can see some of the elements as GRRM said in his letter, like being torn between loyalty to his family and sympathy with the Starks… And heck, for all that people are thinking Tyrion/Sansa replaced Tyrion/Arya… why not look at Theon/Jeyne? A “replacement Tyrion”, who reportedly burned Winterfell (but didn’t really) having a tragic emotional connection with a “replacement Arya”… It truly fascinates me.