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  • Reader Myth: Game of Thrones books aren't always better than the show Posted by: Matt Rock Posted on: February 22, 2014
    SPOILER Warning: mild to moderate Game of Thrones spoilers ahead, through the end of season 3 of the show.  If you haven’t watched through season 3 by now… what the heck is wrong with you?  Go watch it! Whenever you hear of a television show or a movie being based on books or comic books, […]
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, you will be missed Posted by: Matt Rock Posted on: February 2, 2014
    I’m not a big fan of celebrity worship.  When I co-created Obscure Republic last year, I vowed to myself that the OR team would never trip over ourselves trying to report or espouse on gossip, reality TV nonsense, or other silliness.  But I certainly have no problem with talent worship; I firmly believe we need […]
  • What happened to Syrio Forel? Posted by: Matt Rock Posted on: January 26, 2014
    SPOILER ALERT!  This article discusses events from the fantasy novel series A Song of Ice & Fire, and the HBO television series Game of Thrones.  If you haven’t watched through season two, or read through book two, you might not want to read this article just yet. In the world of Game of Thrones/ A […]
  • A Quiz of Thrones Posted by: Matt Rock Posted on: January 26, 2014