George RR Martin says fans ask for more explicit sex scenes

Via AV Club, GRRM tells us several fans have figured out the ending of his A Song of Ice and Fire. Additionally, a number of female fans are asking for explicit all male sex scenes, “I don’t pretend to understand this, I just read my email" says Martin.

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  1. I'd say the fans had an appetitive for "slash fiction" but most of his characters die by the blade already.

  2. daneel says:

    Fans HBO Executives

  3. go on...?

  4. After humanity released a MacGuffin that triggered a new ice age, polar bears flourished while what was left of humanity retreated to the equator

    These bears gradually formed their own civilization and after evolving opposeable thumbs developed a talent for metalsmithing, putting particular passion into their armor, which they saw as the ultimate expression of their general awesomeness.

    One bear (with a quite Norse-sounding name that I can't recall, they liked such things) was exiled for dabbling in forbidden magics and had his armor stripped. During his wanderings he came across an excellent abandoned cave with some strangely out of place human bones within, and, curiosity piqued, it wasn't long before he discovered the wreckage of a crashed train.

    He began to plot and scheme his revenge and, using the bonus evil powers inherent in the suffering contained within the train, he cast his magical masterpiece and infused the human bones with life. He gave them the impetus to seek out and destroy any bears they could find and the ability to recruit allies from the dead. Not bears though, humans and horses mostly.

    His plans to get one to the other humans was quite brilliant but he was never able to enact it because his new weapons quickly noticed that he was a bear.

    Having no minions to infect, they eventually froze until, as ages passed, the MacGuffin began to break down and, as MacGuffins do, started a cycle of warming and cooling of the climate that once again started to wreak havoc on the planet. Most of the humans lost the remainder of their civilization and while the race survived they became practically aboriginal. The bears meanwhile had advanced tremendously and most of them had left the planet.

    A small number, however took their advanced skill at genetic engineering and their predilection with armor to the logical extreme. They modified themselves so that they could survive even the hottest weather as what were essentially living suits of armor, with wings to fly and the ability to form a sort of 'resting cyst' during times of drought that looked much like an egg. Most of them eventually also left the planet but a small number of their feral children remained.

    The humans began again to develop their own civilization and during a particularly warm stretch stumbled across one of the cursed weapons left behind. The plague quickly spread and was limited only because it was constrained to the cold. They could sense the few remaining bears on the planet despite their new form, but they rarely met because the bears could fly now and didn't particularly like the cold. The plague did all it could do, infect. The humans, being the vector and unfortunate victims of said infection, began to learn to fight back.

    Or die. Lots died.

    Fast forward a few climate fluctuations and in one tiny part of the world some clever humans made a huge wall of magical ice.

    Fast forward a bit later and some bears (now 'dragons') have recently been hatched from their resting cysts and are being well fed by their human servants while the original weapons (now 'white walkers') and their plague (now 'wights') are gearing up for an epic battle if Mr Martin gets off his butt and finishes the series.

    So right now it's bear on bear-made-weapon action with a bunch of humans in the middle.

    Also, Hodor. Who is another sort of bear.

    That about sum it up, sir?

  5. Fifty shades of Hodor?

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