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EntertainmentGeorge R.R. Martin's Childhood Pet Turtle Influenced 'Game of Thrones' (Video)

21:30  22 november  2018
21:30  22 november  2018 Source:   thewrap.com

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George R . R . Martin poignantly revealed how his childhood pet turtle inspired “ Game of Thrones ” in an appearance on “The Late Show” on Wednesday. “I love turtles , my writing career began with turtles ,” Martin told Stephen Colbert after the host noticed his purple turtle brooch.

George Raymond Richard Martin (born George Raymond Martin , September 20, 1948), also known as GRRM, is an American novelist and short story writer in the fantasy, horror

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George R.R. Martin poignantly revealed how his childhood pet turtle inspired "Game of Thrones" in an appearance on "The Late Show" on Wednesday.

"I love turtles, my writing career began with turtles," Martin told Stephen Colbert after the host noticed his purple turtle brooch.

George R.R. Martin's Childhood Pet Turtle Influenced 'Game of Thrones' (Video)© TheWrap Martin pointed out that J.R.R. Tolkien and others influenced his "Thrones" novels — and later, the powerhouse HBO series based on his work — but expanded on how the fragile "dime store turtles" of his youth helped influence the series.

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Game of Thrones author George R . R . Martin hit the red carpet during Monday night’s Emmy Awards, sporting a purple pin shaped like a turtle . On Martin ’ s website, the author notes he once got a Marx medieval play set, complete with castles and knights. “The Marx castle housed my pet turtles for

Latest Videos . Game of Thrones may take place in the sprawling fantasy continent of Westeros, but its origins During a guest spot on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, George R . R . Martin regaled the audience with an epic tale of reptilian betrayal and murder that transpired during his childhood .

Martin continued: "I fed them the turtle food, I thought I was doing everything right. I couldn't figure out why they would die. It certainly wasn't my fault. I decided they were competing for the turtle throne. They were competing for who would be the turtle king. That was my first fantasy: Turtle Castle. It preceded 'Game of Thrones' by many years."

Martin was appearing to promote the new Westeros history book, "Fire and Blood." "Game of Thrones" is set to return to HBO in 2019.

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