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George RR Martin Really Doesn't Want To Talk About The Final Ep Of Game Of Thrones

"We shouldn't talk about that."

If you’re in two minds about the last episode of Game of Thrones, you’re not alone. The bestselling author behind the TV series isn’t keen on re-hashing the controversial finale, either.

In a recent interview with The Guardian, George RR Martin was asked whether he’d watched the episode, and firmly said, “We shouldn’t talk about that.”

He did, however, admit that the end of Game of Thrones was a massive relief and that the show itself wasn’t “good” for him. 

“There were a couple of years where, if I could have finished the book, I could have stayed ahead of the show for another couple of years, and the stress was enormous,” he said. “I don’t think it was very good for me, because the very thing that should have speeded me up actually slowed me down.”

Tell us how you really feel, George. Credit: Giphy

“Every day I sat down to write and even if I had a good day – and a good day for me is three or four pages – I’d feel terrible because I’d be thinking: ‘My God, I have to finish the book. I’ve only written four pages when I should have written 40.’”

“Having the show finish is freeing, because I’m at my own pace now. I have good days and I have bad days and the stress is far less, although it’s still there…I’m sure that when I finish A Dream of Spring you’ll have to tether to the Earth.”

George RR Martin. Credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

As for whether public opinion has affected his response to the show, Martin said it doesn’t. “As Rick Nelson says in ‘Garden Party,’ one of my favourite songs, you can’t please everybody, so you’ve got to please yourself.”

Later, he added that all the reactions to the show – good and bad – should be celebrated. “I’m glad of the emotional reactions, whether to the books or the television show, because that’s what fiction is all about – emotion.”

You’ve got to laugh. Credit: Giphy

“If you want to make an intellectual argument or persuade someone, then write an essay or piece of journalism, write nonfiction. Fiction…should feel as though you’re living these things when you read or watch them. If you’re so distanced by it that a character dies and you don’t care, then to an extent the author has failed.”

Whether you love or hate Game of Thrones, you’ve got to give it to George RR Martin. He’s the brains behind the books that spawned a TV show that had the world captivated for eight years. That’s no easy feat.

Robert Pattinson Says He Smells Like A Crayon And I Need To Know Which Colour

Another wild yarn from R-Patz.

Robert Pattinson has gained quite a reputation for spinning wild yarns during interviews, but his most recent comments on his body odour have me truly shaken.

In a recent interview with Allure the star of the upcoming The Batman film said, “Lots of people tell me I smell like a crayon.”

The interviewer – understandably bewildered by this statement – then asked, “Like you’re made of wax?”

To which R-Patz responded, “Yes! Like I’m embalmed.”

I have so many questions. What colour crayon does Pattinson smell like? What brand? Is he using lots of crayons? And most importantly, who are these multiple people who are telling him he smells like crayon!? Is that an insult, or a compliment?

It’s not the first time Robert Pattinson’s scent has come up in conversation. Back in 2009, E! News reported that an unidentified source who worked “very closely” with the actor on New Moon said “he stinks.”

“I mean, it’s awful,” the source said. “He never showers, and it drives people on the set crazy.”

“He completely reeks,” an unidentified crew member added. Yikes.

It’s been over a decade since then, so we can only hope Robert Pattinson has swapped his lack of showering for an obsession with crayons. 

Speaking of celebrity scents, celebrity tattoo artist Lauren Winzer dishes on what Post Malone smells like on It’s Been A Big Day For…below:

During his interview with Allure, Pattinson was also asked about being recently named the “most handsome man” in the world according to science.

“It’s weird,” he said. “I never was really up for the good-looking-guy roles, because I’ve always been quite awkward when meeting people.”

“My Harry Potter role was a good-looking guy, and it was a shock that it was quite easy to get. And then in Twilight, [Edward is] beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. When I turned up for the auditions, I had done a job where I’d dyed my hair black, because I had an inch and a half of roots, and I had waxed my body. And then I had a few months where I’d been drinking beer all day, so I had this hairless, chubby body. I looked like a baby with a wig on.”

Hairless, chubby, waxed or smelling like a crayon – we’ll take Robert Pattinson any which way.

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