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Nevermind, just checked. It was published in 2013.
So, since Game of Thrones began in 2011 and is heavily based off of A Song of Ice and Fire (the first book of which was published in 1996), it's safe to say that your series is "sickening[ly]" similar to Game of Thrones, not the other way around.
Unless George R.R. Martin made a time machine to ~steal your ideas, you have no right to be mad at Game of Thrones for being similar to your book series... you know, considering it actually began 17 years before your book was published.
One more thing; as my partner just informed me, George R.R. Martin is a respectable man in his...60's? And has been writing this genre since before you, or I, were born. I would have never even thought, let alone implied, what you accused me of saying.
If I had to guess, I'd say you're <25 yo., btw. Just based off of the little bit I've seen of you tonight.
And before earlier this year, I never heard of Game of Thrones. I randomly happened upon a cosplay here on dA just about half a year ago--when printing had already started on our book, and came to know it; just FYI.
Written in 1997, actually. With many parts published online, as we were young and foolish. And I can prove that, but honestly? I see no point.
I never said ti was based off of. Never said steal, or any of that. Wtf is your deal? I said it was very similar, and it made me sick. I also feel the same about a few more recent vamp movies. As a creator of work I plan to sell, I hate seeing others having similar ideas as mine becoming more popular. It hurts and makes me feel mine wasn't as good and/or just didn't take off as well.
Don't be so defensive. I hate it when ppl LOOK for EXCUSES to start an argument. Your reaction was based off of an assumption of what my words implied; not off of my words.
You don't have to prove anything. This is all a misunderstanding, obv.
It seemed, from an outside point of view, as if you were implying it, since you basically said that you were angry about it being similar to your book(s). If you weren't intending to say that, then... I apologize for assuming, but I can't see how you expected anyone to deduce anything else given the context (and also considering you made that comment on a deviation that was sure to be swimming with GoT fans). Not trying to be offensive, of course, I'm just explaining that it was easy to misconstrue your original comment.
I put quotations around "book series" on my first comment because I wasn't even sure if you had published it or not. After I looked it up, however, I realized that you had, which was why I amended my former statement with a new comment.
Also, if you're slamming me for making assumptions, please don't assume so much of me. It's cool to defend yourself whenever you feel like someone's trying to attack you or your work; however, I clearly misunderstood your intentions, so please refrain from calling me pointlessly argumentative or implying that I'm immature. I was just trying to point out the fact that GoT has been around for a long time.
Oh, no. I fully intended to say I'm angry it's like out books. But am I angry at the books? At Mr. Martin? No. Just upset at the circumstance.
You took it as you wanted to, and sent me a random message in reply to a message intended for someone else. I can see how you would get confused.
I understand that; but I'll also point out that the very beginning stages of our book series as a whole has been floating around the internet since we were 14 years old--which is 14-15 years ago. Long before GoT obtained this sort of popularity. And we began actually compiling the book in '97. I don't see what your point was in reiterating that it has been around a long time. No matter.
As you've already said, it was a big misunderstanding, and I hope we can stop now, and walk away no worse for the wear.
Yeah, it's an unfortunate side-effect of the fantasy genre -- often times there is a likeness between pieces that adhere to it. Something similar happened to me, actually, when I first got into GoT and noticed many similarities between it and my long-standing RP/fantasy story that I had been developing and working on for a long time (word building, lore, characterization, all the fun, yet tedious stuff).
Comments on deviations typically are inclusive and open for responses from other parties, unlike PMs/notes... although I understand your point regardless.
Perhaps it existed long before the show gained popularity, but not before A Game of Thrones, the first book in A Song of Ice and Fire, was published. Off the record, since good ol' George takes so long to write each book, he was probably working on it for like 9001 years (hooray hyperboles) before publication, too. That was the point I was trying to make... but, like you said, no matter.
Your point is understood, and mostly is the same as my point. For instance: the blonde chick that has the pet dragon is comparable to the Dragon Born of Skyrim; and yet again similar to our character, Andrew Redwall from our book series. And many more, I'm sure.
Daenerys Targaryen. Although there are many differences between Dany and the Dragonborn, they do both have "dragon's blood", so to speak. I could go full-on nerd and write a 20 page compare and contrast essay since I'm both a GoT and Elder Scrolls (which Skyrim is a part of, just in case you weren't aware) buff, but... yeah, I'll shut up now.
Although it's totally true. The badass dragon chick in my story is my main OC, Ashling. Every self-respecting fantasy writer must include one!
Please, don't be disrespectful. There need be no quotations around book series. Those are used, in this case, when one means to say something is supposed, or that something is not what it is implied to be. Myself and my partner have a book series; with the first published this year; though it as existed (partially online) since the mid-to-late 1990's. It is a provable fact.