Setting the record straight regarding the HBO ASOIAF television adaptation

Adam (Werthead) asked me to help him spread the word about those false rumors claiming that the series has been canned by HBO four weeks ago.

These rumors have been spreading on the internet, on sites such as http://www.sffworld.com/ and http://asoiaf.westeros.org/. Let's be serious here, folks. Do you sincerely believe that news of such magnitude would come to you via Terry Goodkind's friend and webmaster -- an avowed GRRM hater, and a good friend of Yours Truly and the Hotlist!?! Certainly not, right? That man is not even involved in the production of said tv series, so how could he possibly have the scoop on what's going on?

As I mentioned before, ignore all rumors unless they come from George R. R. Martin himself. If there is anything that fans need to know, pertaining to this or anything else related to ASOIAF, I do believe that George would make it a point to be the one to break the news.

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20 commentaires:

Anonymous said...

Hi Pat, thanks for the info.

Um...who is the friend of Terry Crapkind and hatter of GRRM?

Larry said...

We call him "Myasterisk" when we don't call him a dumbass ;) He's the webmaster over at terrygoodkind.net

Anonymous said...

Again ?! Won't that guy ever give up ? That's really pathetic...

Robert said...

To people like me, who are indifferent to Goodkind, your Goodkindphobia looks awfully silly.

Adam Whitehead said...

Thanks, Pat.

Robert, the issue isn't so much that he is related to the Goodkind fanbase, more the fact that he has absolutely no contact with Bantam, GRRM, HBO or any other parties involved in the ASoIaF television series, yet he claims he has 'insider' information which makes him better-informed about this matter than, for example, GRRM's girlfriend.

I for one was reasonably happy that the Goodkind/rest of SF&F fandom war had died down in recent months and find it tiresome that Mystar has served to dreg it up again through such means.

What I find odd is that given that the Sword of Truth television series is now going ahead with ABC, with casting about to get underway and shooting to begin in three months, I believe, there doesn't seem to be any need for Mystar to try to criticise the ASoIaF adaption as well, yet he has insisted on doing so. Curious.

Anonymous said...

If I remember his comments on SFF, Mystar also smugly claimed that because of a lack of heroes and characters dying out of the blue, the series didn't appeal to HBO - proudly displaying his complete ignorance regarding the books and their other TV shows.

Daniel said...

This gets very tiresome. You'd think even Terry Goodkind wouldn't want to be represented this way...sad really.

Shawn C. Speakman said...

No one should believe anything -- either way -- until we get a trailer or commercial for the series. Hollywood decides to go with something or can it on a whim.

The possibility is enough for me, but to think and hope something more will come of a possibility is a fool's dream when Hollywood is concerned. Better to not believe anything, even from GRRM as the production status of the show can be pulled as quickly as the wind changes, until you see actual footage.

As for Goodkind and his webmaster, it's nice to know I'm not the most arrogant presumptive webmaster of a New York Times bestselling writer out there anymore -- a dubious honor I've held for a long time. haha

isis said...

As for Goodkind and his webmaster, it's nice to know I'm not the most arrogant presumptive webmaster of a New York Times bestselling writer out there anymore -- a dubious honor I've held for a long time. haha

You see? There's always someone who is worse off than you. :)

If anyone thinks this is just about bashing TG: you're missing the point. I've never read any of his work and his existence has no effect on my life whatsoever.

Maurice said...

Mystar needs to grow up. This war is sometimes annoying, mostly funny, but GRRM fans usually take and make fun of what Goodkind has said and written. Mystar and his cronies are forced to make stuff up.

Just wait and see what happens with the TV series. Goodkind's will *have* to be drastically edited to fit for a tv show, since no on is really ready to watch the same people talk over and over about nothing.

Anonymous said...

This is terribly old news. To encourage Pat to post something like just keeps the spark alive. GRRM and several other sites posted this around 2 months ago and to bring it up again now only adds to the problem. LET IT DIE FOLKS! This is not news anymore, yes Master(bater) Goodkind sucks...lets focus on that, because it's more fun to talk about.
And by the way, I won't claim to be the biggest GRRM fan but when he comes to town to sign books, my wife claims I act like a 3 year old going to see Santa. He's the BEST...PERIOD!

Anonymous said...

He's just frustrated. A lot of Goodkind fans have expressed concerns about Disney producing SOT, and wish HBO had picked it up instead. (The old quality vs. quantity argument) It must grate to keep seeing these posts pop up in the official Goodkind websites and know the type of comparisons that will be made if ASOIAF gets produced.

Shawn C. Speakman said...

Comparisons will be impossible to ignore.

That said, where Martin excels over Goodkind is his ability to write dialogue -- it comes for his television days -- and I think the HBO series will be a great deal easier to adapt due to that fact.

I'm excited to see both because I care for the fantasy genre as a whole, but I believe GRRM's work lends itself better to the medium and will therefore gain a larger following due to its quality.

Anonymous said...

Pat finds yet another excuse to b*tch about goodkind.
*yawn*
how about working on that 'book' instead

Maurice said...

@ Speakman

This is one of the things I implied. The ending of GRRM's chapters are almost always cliffhangers, always leaving you wanting more. Admittadley the fourth book will be a slow season, but Goodkind will have to deal with large chunks of each books being severly edited.

And Faith of the Fallen would be hard to film let alone make into a TV show. I do hope that both survive for the genre itself, but since Goodkind wants the material to be as true to the books as possible, his series wont survive.

Shawn C. Speakman said...

@ Maurice

You are right on: who likes to be preached at?

Those people watch the 500 Club, the real thing. *grins*

Maurice said...

@ Shawn

Hehe, let's see if there are enough fans to make the show survive. Audio commentary would be interesting though:

"This is not a fantasy series..."

Shawn C. Speakman said...

"My hair really is pulled back that tightly."

Maurice said...

"Here you see my characters discussing where they should go next and why. Pure democracy in action. Like rape"

Shawn C. Speakman said...

"I am Richard; drahciR ma I." haha