I only just saw the last episode of 'Game of
Thrones,' the highly anticipated final episode of the popular HBO
show, minutes ago. Since the failure of Season 8 inspired and
motivated me to write this book, now was a good time to start the
Introduction. The whole reason a spark was ignited under me to
take on a tenth novel was because of the avalanche of criticism
G.O.T. fans expressed: great disappointment to
complete rage because of shortened Season 8. How could
writers have messed this up too?
Weren't we disappointed enough with
new Star Trek movies, whatever the fuck Discovery was, new Star
Wars, 2nd Incredibles and Prometheus sequel? You could
go right down the line at total failures for fans: Alita, Captain
Marvel, Valerian, Avengers, X-Men, Transformers, Superman, Batman,
Spider-man, etc. Even the end of Ex Machina was wrong and absurd.
Where does madness end of what we've been forced to accept as
proper entertainment for our youth? Deadpool 7? Purge 12? Harry
Potter and future incarnations of devil-crap? Gore, instead of
great stories? Violence, in place of imagination? Never a pure
hero anymore, always ones with dark sides? What happened to
creativity and being different? Always witchcraft? Blood-drenched,
killer-WOMEN are so “in” these days. Really? Again? Or. If you
thought Cardi B was horrible, wait until you see Cardi C and D!
We deserve a lot better.
I had to write my version of Game of Thrones.
No choice in the matter. I could do better. I could write a better
story that dealt with generally similar elements and time period, half
comatose! But it would be very different. It would be good.
And certainly nothing anyone would ever have expected.
There were endless online theories (leaks?)
and ideas from fans of how “Games” would end, possibly. Some
ideas connected young Bran Stark with the Night King. Maybe NK and
Dead Army were destroyed so early in Season 8, only to return in
the finale? My thought, that I saw nowhere on YouTube, was
obvious. I was certain the very last frame of last scene would
have Bran as boy-King [often suggested], but there would be a
closeup of his eyes: They'd turn ice blue and the Devil would
return as King of Everything. That didn't happen. I was wrong.
But, you know? I like my ending better. At least, I wouldn't have
left a Starbucks cup on the table.
They actually added to the TV version, the
book: 'A Song of Ice and Fire,' at the end. Shameful. Does
'Thrones' really need another plug? Isn't it forced upon us in
about every margin on every computer screen? Why didn't we see 'by
George R.R. Martin' written on the book? It was exactly like Bilbo
at end of Lord of the Rings: 'There and Back Again.' It's been
done before! I think the Simpsons did it! Now. If filmmakers
were cool and creative (they are not), they could have written it
Bring in a book, only it was a story to them
and history for us. You see, war of 9 Kingdoms was based on the
“War of the Roses,” in actual history. In the 15th
Century, the Yorks fought the Lancasters for the throne of
England. Yorks won. That's why we have New York and New York City.
“Lancaster” (losers) could only be the name of small towns in
the New World. If House Lancaster had won, we'd have New Lancaster
and New Lancaster City. Writers should have made the book at end
written by Samwise Tarly, who chronicled everything that had
previously happened. Only it was an epic story. Tyrion's part
would surely not have been left out. And the name of the book
would have been: 'The War of the Roses,' precisely what the war
was known as in the real world. But...
No. Instead, G.O.T. series we watched had
dragons (best parts), way too much blood, too much gore, fire,
witchcraft, child-killing and far too many Killer-Women! Sansa
(Boy George DNA) is the Dark Phoenix?
Wait until you hear what really bugged me
about episode 6. Okay. Jon, rightfully, killed Daenerys,
“Danny.” Someone should have. No more boat-sex. But.
How's the man ever going to get away with that in the
age of GIRL-POWER? Mother of Dragons was dead. Last dragon left
felt it, of course, roared overhead and flew down through opened,
collapsed roof. What's the fucking dragon do? What's the fucking
(excuse my British) dragon do to that little, rat-bastard that
knifed mom in the chest? Nothing? I couldn't believe
it. The dragon got all pissy and shot a massive wall of flame
everywhere else, but not on Jon? I'm yelling at the screen:
“Hey, dragon! He's over there! Right there! Get real! Flame
on!” Computer dragon had all the reason in the world to toast
Jon, but doesn't? And I knew it wouldn't; that's a main
character. How can they go through all the time, trouble and
expense of amazing CGI and make it look vividly real...when
actions, insane actions/decisions, completely blow apart the
reality? Dragon melted the Iron Throne and broken walls and
debris, but never singed Jon? Wouldn't he have been a snack in the
real world? Didn't happen. I heard YT videos, blokes with English
accents, that tried to justify this. Filmmakers weren't
criticized. Instead, they only found it: “curious,” like
the dragon was real? (Ha). And gave reasons the creature might
have showed mercy. Maybe the dragon spared Jon because he was
sad? What apologists. The beast snatched the dead, mad
Queen and flew off with her. Bye. Bye. Unreal. [You know, we
might not be seeing a documentary?].
This is how I would have done the scene: Jon
stabbed her dead; dragon flew like crazy back and forth, seen
overhead. Jon left through a stone tunnel with some dignity. Why
waste one, “Sorry, Danny” on the bitch? Get your ass out of
there, Jonny! See? Real. Then have the dragon come down
and find her. It would have burnt the broken stones and
throne...and Jon made a true escape. No, no.
If you look up
'An Alternative to Game of Thrones by TS Caladan,' you'll come to
first two Acts in the book. A part 1 & 2. A few pictures were
added. Here was the intro:
“8 years invested in the HBO super-series
and it boiled down to this? Little Arya ['Aryan,' ugly Christina
Ricci with brows] somehow got through armies of the dead and
killed Night King only 3 episodes in? Not Jon Snow? Are you
kidding me? Did the dead guy snap her neck? No. He lets her stab
him through his armor and he disintegrated? HE'S DEAD! Did
you know there's no Night King in the books by George R.R. Martin?
They just tossed them in from the 'Walking Dead' shows! Didn't
even leave them for big finale?
Speaking of girl-power, how about
little Mormont? A Giant crashed through huge doors, then swatted
the child away [what is she? 10!] like she was nothing. But.
Instead of every bone in her tiny body shattered, she stood up and
ROARED! We're not done: Giant picked her up. Did he squish her
like the broken bug she was? No. The dumb MAN put her up to his
eye. She stabbed his eye and somehow the Giant died??
Didn't it take a hundred arrows to drop one of these guys a few
seasons ago? Girl-Power is awesome! You can't make this up,
people. You just knew the Giant and the Devil were
dead-meat, going down and could never defeat little girls.
Critics have blasted the show, like they
should, and also the cast. Emilia Clarke was filmed and
sarcastically said: “Best season ever!” Then actors who played
'Grey Worm' and 'Missandei' laughed.
I will say one good thing: Dragon scenes,
Wall coming down, the dragon shot in the sky and fell in the sea.
Fantastic. Anyway. I present for fans of “Game,” something
much better. I like it.