The Battle Between Writer vs. Fan Strikes Again

20 May

I stayed away from the internet until I had seen it all and digested it. I was at an emotional standstill. I always need more time when things end like that.

I’d been addicted to it just like I was with Breaking Bad, LOST, 24, The Wire, and Sons of Anarchy. Yeah. I’m talking about the Thrones.

Game of Thrones.

Every good show leaves a bit of longing for the characters. I’m saddened to see them go. Apparently people were pretty angry about the ending and how things unfolded. And if you didn’t see it and went online … forget it! The story was ruined.

I find that logging onto Facebook is a horrible idea. I can’t do that to myself after season finales. I can’t do that to myself in general. It’s bad for morale.

People’s opinions running rampant and how they would have named this person King or this person Queen, or how this person should or should not have died.

Someone always has to die in the end. It’s part of the story. If it makes for a heart-wrenching moment that crushes you, well then the writers did a GOOD job. That means you were invested in this character and in their life. You were drawn into the world they created and you were enjoying the ride. The writers made something from nothing and made you care so much about it that you got angry or sad (I mean, granted it was based on a book) but the writers helped create a story that mattered.

Now don’t get me wrong … I’m all for closure and not leaving things up in the air. Everybody hates that, it just cheapens the story and you feel like you were cheated out of something real.

But I’ve got to say, other than feeling a little rushed this season, I really enjoyed and sympathized with the characters. I’d always loved Jon Snow and Arya, and followed Danny’s story closely. These characters, along with Ned Stark, were my favorites. I rooted for them, and hoped for them. I’d gotten attached.

And while watching this amazingness of Game of Thrones, I was just reminded of how important the story is … story matters. Storytellers are important and being one is a good thing. I just have to keep going … and not get discouraged. Not everyone will appreciate your story or its ending, but that’s all right not everyone enjoyed the ending of GOT and it was one of the best shows ever.

The writers felt this was the best way to end it for these characters and as a fan I always struggle with those choices if I love the show and its characters. The battle between fan and writer. It strikes again. They battle between these two is fierce especially if there is a death at the end … and it’s someone I truly rooted for the entire journey. But in the end the writer in me edged out the fan because it was for the good of the story.

So? How was your season finale?

Burn Camino my friends!!

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4 Responses to “The Battle Between Writer vs. Fan Strikes Again”

  1. Sorryless May 26, 2019 at 11:58 AM #

    Cali,

    I didn’t dig the final season. And after the Night King was dispensed early on, the rest felt anticlimactic. Plus, the way Dany was taken out . . didn’t love it. And sending Jon to the North Pole seemed ungrateful for all he had done. Sansa made out well. Arya will too. But overall, it didn’t work for me.

    All that said, you are absolutely spot on in your take. Writers have to do it their way, rush job or not. It’s their puppy, they get to groom it as they see fit. And while we don’t have to love it, we must appreciate what the story did give us. And man . . . did it give us lots.

    Great look inside, Cali.

    • The Guat June 1, 2019 at 9:06 AM #

      Your right. They could have taken some extra time on the last season. As a writer I got to tell you some of my favorite characters die in the end. It’s heart wrenching but it does follow the story. Although, like everyone else, I was hoping for Danny and Jon, to be there ‘till the end. Together. But seeing how they were related … totally ended that happy ending for me. I did love how Ayra’s story ended. BUT ONE OF THE BEST REVELATIONS this season was discovering Game of Jones! Have you seen Leslie Jones and Seth Meyers GOT clips on line? TOTALLY WORTH all the seasons of Thrones. It cracked me up. Thanks for stopping by and chatting:)

      • The Guat June 1, 2019 at 9:07 AM #

        *You’re 🙂

      • Sorryless June 1, 2019 at 10:17 AM #

        I’ll have to check that out!

        As for Game of Thrones, I will only be watching seasons one through six in the future.

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