because of this post by castielhellbound I found it a very good idea to try making tiny pecan pies.
Now…I never actually made pie of any kind before, nor have I ever tried one but I think it turned out not too bad.
I combined these two recipes and made one out of it cause I couldn’t decide which to follow. very professional recipe under the cut :)
George R. R. Martin - Masterclass NIFFF part 3
war scenes, romance and GoT movie
One of the questions was, why his war scenes are so explicit. He said he generally wanted to write war for all his bloody mess that it actually was. War isn’t pretty so he doesn’t want to write it any prettier.
On romance he had several funny stories. Of course he himself also had romance as a theme in several of his books. (I think I would have loved to meet him in his teens because teenage George sounded a damn lot like a lot of us!) When he was asked why in his books the couples never have a easy story he said “Well…Love isn’t easy? Have you noticed?!”
he also said that when he was in Spain he went to eat with a woman. (he said what she had studied in but sorry I forgot) and she told him straight in the face that he wasn’t writing romance! When he tried to tell her that he was still writing romance she dead out refused to that statement and said that it wasn’t romance unless there’s a happy end. Which made him laught.
The last question was the question to a Game of Thrones movie that’s been everywhere. He said that he wanted to make it clear that that wasn’t HIS idea but that he LIKED the idea. He said he heard from several resources that there will be battles and dragons in the future of the series (how did he know that?!) which would look so much more epic with a bigger budget. GoT currently has the highest budget for TV and the biggest staff. but still they could get so much more production money if they would make a movie. A movie has several plus points (I think to create a plot could be difficult though) and George woiuld actually like to see a movie happening but he’s not sure that’s actually going to happen. But he said one might never know. So we will just have to sit tight and wait on this one.
George R. R. Martin - Masterclass NIFFF part 2
about feminsm and writing women
Now a lot of us have seen at least part of that interview, where he answers to a stupid question with “Well I generally look at women as people”
So when our interview guy asked him if he’s a feminist I crinched a bit inside. Cause I kinda felt like he really really wanted to hear that sentence again….so he did. (He probably realised that he was waiting for that answer) but he also said that he’s not sure if he has the right to call himself a feminist. He also said that writing women is not really difficult for him. He said he doesn’t sit down and go “well now, today I’m gonna write a WOMAN!” he will think about how Sansa, Arya or Cersei would react.
There was another woman in the audience who said that the first time she read the books she was sure it must have been a woman who wrote it because the women were so well written. He thanked her for the compliment. He also then said that he tries to understand his characters as good as possible and consults people if it is hard for him. For example ther part where Sansa has her period for the first time. He said he obviously didn’t know how that would feel. So he asked about 16 different women about their feelings to that experience.
The same he did with Bran. Yes you can try to understand how it feels to be physically challenged but you will never really understand it 100%. So also for this part he consulted with a fan who was in a wheelchair.
part 1 ¦ part 3