Now, when George R.R. Martin speaks, the internet tends to tremble. After all, the man has already written five of the greatest fantasy books of all time - the A Song of Ice and Fire series - which in turn have spawned one of the most successful cable television series' ever, Game of Thrones. What's more, he's still set to churn out two more of the glorious giant bastards, so his every word is, necessarily, of substantial and unquestionable importance.
So, when he directly debunks a rumor related to Game of Thrones? Well, we start doing a whole lot more than tremble, that's for sure.
Speaking to The Huffington Post, Martin recently revealed which one of the countless fan theories around he thinks is the wildest of them all - and it's...not what you might have expected:
"From my point of view, the craziest one is the people who believe that I've actually finished all of the books, and I'm just sitting on them for some reason in order to get more money or increase the value, you know, to release them at an appropriate point...That's a pretty crazy one, but there seem to be people who actually believe that."
OK, so, sure - a part of me was kind of hoping he'd say either R + L = J, or that whole Tyrion thing, and finally give us a chance to stop thinking about them for just. One. Second.
But he didn't, and now we must go on, wondering just how the series will end - and whether it will, in fact...
...transpire that Jon Snow is not, in fact Ned Stark's son, and is in fact the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Eddard's sister, Lyanna. Or (or, ideally, and) turn out that Tyrion is in fact not truly a Lannister at all, but actually the son of the Mad King, Aerys Targaryean, who had sexual relations with Lord Tywin's wife Joanna.
Which would do two things:
1) Prove that in Westeros, women whose names end in 'anna are highly sought after for extramarital intercourse, and...
2) Daenerys, Jon and Tyrion would prove the prophecy from the House of the Undying that "the dragon has three heads" to be correct, by being related to one another, and the last three surviving Targaryens.
Which would, in turn, mean we might get to watch the three of them riding into battle on dragons. And, honestly, who doesn't want to see that?
And now, we just have to wait until the next book comes out, and hope some of this might actually be answered...
What do you guys think? What's your favorite Game of Thrones Fan Theory?