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Damon Lindelof and George R.R. Martin begin a war of words.

GEEK FIGHT! In a new interview, Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin has said some critical words about the end of Lost, and Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof has been responding with some barbs of his own at Martin.

It all began with an interview Martin did with The New Yorker to promote the highly anticipated HBO series based on his novels. Here's the section on Lost:

Martin knows what it's like to be provoked by a serial entertainment. He experienced it himself as a faithful viewer of "Lost," the ABC adventure series about a group of castaways trapped on a mysterious island. "I kept watching it and I was fascinated," he recalls. "They'd introduce these things and I thought that I knew where it was going. Then they'd introduce and I'd rethink it. Like many "Lost" fans, Martin resented the series's mystical ending, which left dozens of narrative threads dangling. "We watched it every week trying to figure it out, and as it got deeper and deeper I kept saying, 'They better have something good in mind for the end. This end better pay off here.' And then I felt so cheated when we got to the conclusion."

Martin knows what it's like to be provoked by a serial entertainment. He experienced it himself as a faithful viewer of "Lost," the ABC adventure series about a group of castaways trapped on a mysterious island. "I kept watching it and I was fascinated," he recalls. "They'd introduce these things and I thought that I knew where it was going. Then they'd introduce and I'd rethink it. Like many "Lost" fans, Martin resented the series's mystical ending, which left dozens of narrative threads dangling. "We watched it every week trying to figure it out, and as it got deeper and deeper I kept saying, 'They better have something good in mind for the end. This end better pay off here.' And then I felt so cheated when we got to the conclusion."

It was likely mostly meant to be tongue-in-cheek, but Lindelof went on to write, "You got yourself a feud, motherf**ker." However, it seemed a bit more serious when Lindelof tweeted, "I don't take issue with his opinion, I take issue with the fact that he coined 'Pulling a LOST' as empirically 'f**king up the ending'"

However, Lindelof seeemed to be having fun as he wrote, "Not to mention, he agreed to be say nice things if I sent him Mr. Friendly's beard, which I did."

Fans of the Game of Thrones books should be amused by Lindelof's next tweet...



Source: IGN

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