No one will be alive by the last book. In fact, they all die in the fifth. The sixth book will be just a thousand-page description of snow blowing across the graves.
George R.R. Martin
[when asked if he was going to let any Game of Thrones/Song of Ice and Fire characters live] (via tywin
And now replies and asks re Game of Thrones criticism / speculation:
Yeah for me the “my giant of Lannister” was the moment I lost any sympathy for Shae. Until that moment I figured she’d been forced to testify to save her own life or something. But I don’t understand why she added that. There’s no way anyone but the two of them knew about their pet names so why say it? It just seemed so over the top humiliating for no reason I could see other than cruelty. (Note: that actually is a real question. I always really liked Shae so I’m hoping I missed something there.)
Also I love your blog. You’re awesome!