If you’ve only read the first two books or watched the first two seasons of Game of Thrones, DO NOT WATCH THIS VIDEO. If you’ve read all five volumes of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, you may find this video as hilarious as it is true. And if, somehow, you’ve just finished the third book, A Storm of Swords, but haven’t read the next two, this PSA is for you — because it gets better. Kind of. Not really. Certainly not for the characters, at least. Much thanks to Mike F. for the tip.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.