Friday 28 April 2017

Wazzzuuuppp, George? Writer Martin's bid to get down with the kids backfires

By Lucy Mapstone

He tried his best, but the fans just wanted to know when the next book is coming out.

The author of Game Of Thrones has been subjected to a large amount of hilarious teasing from fans after posting a cringeworthy snap in which he attempts to be youthful.

George RR Martin shared a picture of himself posing in a tilted baseball cap with the caption “Wazzzuuuppp” on Twitter.

The 68-year-old wrote that his publishers had told him he needed to work on his appeal to a younger audience – and his devoted followers could not resist making fun.

Contributing ideas on how the writer might connect with the kids, there were plenty of jokes.

But fans eagerly awaiting George’s upcoming Song Of Ice And Fire instalment, Winds Of Winter, were less appreciative of the gesture.

Renewing their pleas for the novel to hit the shelves, one told him he needs to hurry up.

Referring to George’s smiling photo, another chimed in.

While there is still no official date for the book’s release, George last year told fans via his Live Journal that he was “disappointed” by the continuing delays.

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