I have had a lot of experiences in my life both bad and good that I would not change, people who have hurt and helped who I do not regret meeting, opportunities that I’ve taken and given up that I wouldn’t go back to…They are all shadows or memories now and I am here, the product of those dark and light moments because light does not exist without darkness and the person who I am today could not exist without those “bad” moments, people, or choices. I am grateful for the darkness because it makes the light feel that much brighter.
In this interview with Amazon.com’s Omnivoracious blog George says he’s pretty happy about the adaptation of the books to the show. He also says he’s nervous about the Red Wedding (which he hasn’t seen yet):
Robin A. Rothman: What about this season are you most excited to see translated from your written description to come to life on screen?
George R.R. Martin: [Potential Spoiler Alert] Well, excited and apprehensive is the Red Wedding. I don’t know if you want to write about that without spoiling things. I think it will have more impact if it takes people unexpectedly, but certainly that’s the scene that both myself and I think most of my hardcore fans are looking forward to with a mixture of anticipation and apprehension.
RAR: It’s so graphic in the novel. You’ve probably seen it already. Do you feel it captures what you wrote? Were there any major changes to that?
GRRM: [Potential Spoiler Alert] I have not seen it. I’ve been very busy writing the new books and doing other projects this year, so I did not have a chance to visit the set. At one point I was looking at going over there when they were filming it and maybe even being one of the casualties, but I just couldn’t find the time to get over to Belfast, so I haven’t seen any of it. I’ve seen no footage this season.
I have procrastinated pretty hardcore this week. I think spring break really messed me up. Now I’m left with a lab report, an informative speech, and mostly likely 5 pages of math homework. This weekend should be fun. On a more positive note went to a pretty nice luncheon about women in the STEM fields. One woman made a point about gender equality that I liked and that was that we will never make progress if we keep making the man the comparative standard as opposed to thinking in terms of capacity of the human race in general. A lot of other great things were discussed but that one was something I hadn’t thought about before and stuck with me. Overall, I must become more productive!