They're both creative visionaries whose respective creations have spawned two of the most engaging and far-reaching TV series in modern times, but that didn't stop The Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman expressing his "disappointment" with Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin.
However, Kirkman appears to be regretting shooting from the hip; he's now picking up his spade and starting the arduous task of trying to dig himself out of the Zombie-infested hole he's dug for himself, after making the following comments during an interview with Rolling Stone magazine:
"I would never do that. That's the one thing I'm disappointed in George R.R. Martin for doing. He should have just been like, 'F*ck you.' You make it up now, I'll get to mine when I'm ready."
'Disappointed' Is Probably The Wrong Word
The comments were made in relation to Martin's decision to discuss future storylines with HBO, as the TV series has now overtaken the A Song of Ice and Fire novel series. Considering The Walking Dead TV show is quite some way behind Kirkman's comic, it's a choice the writer is unlikely to face.
Kirkman has now taken to Twitter to clarify what he meant — in a stream of Tweets on the subject. Not only did he retract the term by claiming "'disappointed' is probably the wrong word," he also bowed down to Martin by saying he is a "far better writer" then he'll ever be.
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