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June 08, 2012

When your turtles play the game of thrones

When George R.R. Martin was young, he would buy dime store turtles from Wooworths to keep as pets. His first fantasy series were stories featuring his turtles as knights, lords and kings.

... these particular turtles seemed to die very easily. I don’t think it was really a very good environment for them. Sometimes they would escape and you would find them under the refrigerator a month later, all dead. So my turtles kept dying, which was very distressing but it also made me think, ‘Why are they dying? Well, they are killing each other in sinister plots.’

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 8, 2012 07:43 AM