Game of Thrones author George RR Martin joins Twitter, tweets winky emoticon and leaves
Martin prefers the appropriately medieval LiveJournal
The real George RR Martin has joined Twitter, but the Game of Thrones author likes to kick it old school with LiveJournal, so directed followers to his account, winked and left.
Martin got himself a verified account presumably after encouragement from his team following the countless imposter accounts there are for the writer.
In between crafting chapters for his next GoT novel The Winds of Winter, Martin tweeted from the handle @GRRMspeaking: "I don't tweet all that much, please check out my live journal page. ;) #myfirstTweet".
His publisher Random House confirmed the account is the "real deal", and it has amassed over 80,000 followers in the hours following.
I don't tweet all that much, please check out my live journal page. ;) #myfirstTweet— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) June 9, 2014
Martin prefers to keep fans updated on his work through blogging platform LiveJournal (yes it still exists), having previously used it to comment on the notable differences between the way the Jaime and Cersei rape scene in Game of Thrones is depicted in his book and in the HBO show.
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