In the Game of Writers with Over-Sized Egos, you win or you die... or potentially ignite a petty feud, as the Internet witnessed a few days ago.
Recently, GRRM took time out of his busy schedule of not writing his books and figuring out Aragorn's tax policies to attend Leonard Maltin’s "Maltin on Movies" podcast, where he called online fandom toxic and out of control.
Of course, the subject of the much maligned Game of Thrones finale was raised, during which Gurmy lamented how rabid debates and disagreements between fans have become on the Internet.
Referring to to Game of Thrones readers and viewers, George Raymond Ricky Martin said, "“I want to give them something terrific,” [...] “What if I f*ck it up at the end? What if I do a Lost? They’ll come after me with pitchforks and torches.” This comment came soon after he described his experience watching the LOST finale, when he “watched [Lost] every week trying to figure it out, and as it got deeper and deeper, I kept saying, ‘They better have something good in mind for the end. This better pay off here.’ And then I felt so cheated when we got to the conclusion.”
UH-OH SPAGHETTIOS! We all know that Damon Lindelof, co-creator of LOST, doesn't exactly take criticism lightly. In fact, Lindelof expressed his butthurt the best way he knows how: through social media. He took to Instagram to bitch:
To whom do you pledge your allegiance, ONTD?
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