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    Young George R.R. Martin Kinda Looks Like Jon Snow And I'm Freaking Out

    "Before winter came."

    This is George R.R. Martin — the visionary author of A Song of Ice and Fire, aka the book series that inspired a little show called Game of Thrones.

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    Well, today GRRM decided to grace us with the most amazing throwback photo of all time and I promise you're still NOT READY TO SEE A YOUNG GEORGE R.R. MARTIN.

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    Okay, fine. Here you go. I present you with this perfect photograph from 1976:

    There is so much to take in that I will just break it down for you. Look at these curly brown tresses!

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    Observe this vintage television set, which definitely did NOT have HBO!

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    Just look at this EXTREMELY '70s floral couch!

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    But wait, it gets even better. Because one Twitter user pointed out that young George bears a very striking resemblance to someone we know...

    @GRRMspeaking Like an aged Jon Snow

    LIKE. AN. AGED. JON. SNOW.

    George R. R. Martin
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    I will never be able to unsee that for as long as I live.

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    And just for kicks, here is a side-by-side look at 1976 GRRM and Present-Day GRRM.

    George R. R. Martin
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    Thanks so much for the completely entertaining throwback, GRRM, but please go back to writing those books now.

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