Every nerd gets excited at the chance to see their favorite literary character turned into a live action hero, we all know there’s an upside and a downside. Upside: creative control by a studio can take a character to new heights you’ve never imagined it’s like you’re experiencing the story for the first time. Down side: Where the hell is Glorfindel?
The latest to experience this, is none other than HBO‘s (fucking awesome) Game of Thrones, adapted from George R.R. Martin‘s epic tale A Song of Ice and Fire. While the reasons characters/plots/ general story are sometimes altered ,disregarded, or whole chapters thrown in a fire to keep warm on chilly evenings, still remains a mystery, Martin had this to say in an interview with Amazon’s Omnivoracious Blog;
RAR: There do seem to be an increasing number of deviations from the books — not so many in Season 1 but more in Season 2…
GRRM: I think that’s a process that’s likely to continue, and some of that is just the nature of the process. I mean, when you make… Everything is related to everything else. So, if you make a small change in Season 1, it could lead to a really big change in Season 4 because the thing that was supposed to happen didn’t happen and the guy who was supposed to come in never appeared and it was just a line in that book but now you’re in this later season and you don’t have him set up. So, everything gets magnified and you have to deal with it.
So who knows what story we’ll end up with. Because According to Martin (and I’m just paraphrasing here) YA FUCKED UP! WHAT CHA GONNA DO NOW?!?!? While those may not be his exact words, we know what he meant.