A note on comments:
I haven't watched any Actual Season 8 yet, so please kindly keep spoilers out of your comments for now (or use spoiler warnings). I'm excited for the new season, I just wanna stay immersed in my version of the timeline for juuust a bit longer, since I'm so close to finishing it. :)
Also, be advised that I love the show A LOT, including and especially the most recent seasons. This was never meant to be a "fix-it" or an attempt to one-up D&D -- the suggestion makes me uncomfortable, though I appreciate that it's generally meant as a compliment. I understand that it's a bit of a fandom hobby to denigrate the show, and Season 8 in particular (which I haven't seen yet). But in my case, insulting the show in harsh terms makes me sad. And I write less prolifically when I'm sad.
All that said, I love love LOVE reading your comments, so please do leave them! :D Every single one lights up my whole day -- they are my best and primary reward for the time I've poured into this project. I have my own original medieval fantasy story that I hope to develop for television, and these scripts have kinda been my self-imposed education on how to write TV in particular. Let's think of it as a cheaper alternative to getting an MFA, yeah? To date, I've spent about a year of full-time labor on this.
A note on ships:
This fic is primarily an attempt to create a believable continuation of the canon TV series. It's not a wish-fulfillment or romance-oriented fic, so if you're here primarily for the ships, you may be disappointed. Not every tagged ship features heavily in the story, and none are guaranteed a happy ending. Here are some ship-specific notes (vague spoilers ahead, e.g. what could be inferred from chapter numbers):
Also, although the fic is rated "explicit," the "romance" scenes are not especially explicit, by AO3 standards. This fic is rated that way mostly because of the violence, and because of a sexually explicit seduction scene that takes place with another character, who is not part of any tagged ship.
A note on style and formatting:
My goal here has been to create scripts that could theoretically pass for leaks (though I would never try to literally pass them off as such). I've given myself permission to ignore certain constraints (e.g. number of episodes, actor incompatibilities, budget), but aside from that, I strive to make everything feel as authentic as possible. To that end, I've carefully studied these genuine Game of Thrones scripts that were publicly released for the Emmys, and have imitated their tone, writing style, and conventions:
I have also used professional scriptwriting software to generate custom HTML and CSS for authentic-looking screenplay formatting (WriterDuet, in case you're curious). On AO3, I've had to do a bit of kludging with work skins to make it show up more-or-less as intended. I'm not super confident that it looks acceptable on every browser and screen size, however, so just in case things show up wonky for anyone, I'll also link to the corresponding aliceshipwise.com permalink at the top of each chapter. I have much deeper control over the code for my own site, so the formatting should be reliable there.
I hope you enjoy! <3