Considering that George R.R. Martin is a 65-year-old dude that writes from the perspectives of little girls, grown women, midgets and bastards, you’d think that the hardest character to write would be…well, all of them. But apparently that’s not the case. From a group meda interview at San Diego Comic Con,
“He’s the youngest of the viewpoint characters and when you’re writing from the viewpoint of an eight-year-old or nine-year-old or 10-year-old boy, you have to kind of put yourself in a different mindset and say ‘OK, this is what’s going on but how would he understand it?’ Also, he’s the character that’s most deeply involved in magic and in fantasy, magic is tricky to write. Magic can easily overwhelm your story if you handle it wrong, so writing the Bran chapters is always a challenge for me. It goes a little more slowly than some of the other chapters.”
Magic is overwhelming? No shit. I have absolutely NO IDEA what’s going on with Bran in the show. Yeah he’s finding the three-eyed raven and he’s beyond the wall with Hodor & The Gang…and there’s children of the forest who throw fireballs…but other than that, I’m lost. He’s learning to fly? Or something? What’s his end-game? All I’m really getting is that he throws his mind into Hodor whenever he feels like wrecking shit.
[H/T Daily Dot]