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‘Game of Thrones’ Creator’s Message to Fans Questioning His Health: ‘F*ck You’

George R.R. MartinOne of social TV’s biggest hits, “Game of Thrones,” is based on creator George R. R. Martin‘s bestselling novels. And in response to fans’ worry that his health might prevent him from finishing the final two novels in the series, Martin recently gave a strong response.

“I find that question pretty offensive. So f*ck you to those people,” Martin said in an interview with the Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger. He was responding to a question about fans worrying his health will prevent him from finishing the series.

There have been five volumes in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, for which HBO’s “Game of Thrones” was adapted from (and was the first title in the series).

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He’s Behind One of TV’s Most Social Shows, but ‘Game of Thrones’ Author Writes on…

His books are the basis for one of TV’s most social shows, but “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin is still old school when it comes to writing.

“I have a secret weapon,” Martin said on “Conan” last night about protecting against computer viruses. Martin explained he has two computers: one for Internet searching and emails, and one for his writing–a DOS Word Processor–with no connection to the Internet.

Martin added that he hates modern systems that auto correct your lowercase letters with a capital: “I don’t want a capital, if I wanted a capital, I would have typed a capital. He also loathes spellcheck, noting that when writing words like “Targaryen,” he doesn’t need to be told he’s wrong.