For all of you book dorks who get a sick pleasure out of knowing what happens on Game of Thrones before the rest of us lazy TV watchers do, prepare to learn how the other half lives. During a talk at the Oxford Union, GoT show runners Dan Weiss and David Benioff confirmed that upcoming seasons of the show will depict scenes that have yet to be published in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series.

Martin—as fans are well aware—is taking his sweet time writing the final A Song of Ice and Fire installments and the show will soon outpace him.

"Luckily, we've been talking about this with George for a long time, ever since we saw this could happen, and we know where things are heading," says Benioff. He continued:

"And so we'll eventually, basically, meet up at pretty much the same place where George is going; there might be a few deviations along the route, but we're heading towards the same destination. I kind of wish that there were some things we didn't have to spoil, but we're kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place. The show must go on. . .and that's what we're going to do."

(Emphasis mine.)

To those upset by this, don't expect any pity from the rest of us. We still haven't forgotten what uppity dicks you all were about the Red Wedding.

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