Posted on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 by Angie Han
Avoiding Game of Thrones spoilers can be a challenge as difficult and unwinnable as the game of thrones itself. If Twitter doesn’t ruin it for you, the headlines the next morning will. If you somehow manage to stay pristine through all that, you’ll probably overhear someone discussing it in the Starbucks line. Or at the office water cooler. Or on the subway. And now, it’s about to get even harder to know nothing.
A new service called Spoiled promises to anonymously text Game of Thrones spoilers to your enemies right after an episode airs. Actually, the company says it’ll send them to “your unsuspecting friends” — but let’s be real, if you hate your victim enough to ruin their favorite show for them, they are probably your friend.
Spoiled describes its services very simply:
For just $0.99 USD, Spoiled will anonymously and ruthlessly text spoilers to your unsuspecting friends after each new episode airs. Afterwards, sit back, relax, and follow Spoiled on Twitter to see how your friends react.
Since the service sends the spoilers anonymously, your “friends” will be none the wiser to your nefarious ways. But that also means you won’t be able to bask in their anguish, since they won’t know you were the one to stab them in the back. So the @spoiled_io Twitter account will post victims’ reactions for all to enjoy. The creators say they were inspired by this apocryphal tale of a woman who got revenge on a cheating ex by sending him Game of Thrones spoilers. We can’t vouch for how well the service works, since we haven’t tried it ourselves, but at $0.99 it’s easy enough to try it for yourself.
Spoiled promises the texts will last “for the rest of the season,” but in the case of Game of Thrones, that’s only one more episode. Once the current season of Game of Thrones has ended, Business Insider reports, Spoiled will open up a poll to see which show they should spoil next. If you’re a TV fanatic with a tendency to piss people off, now might be a good time to change your number.
It’s not a nice thing to do to someone, particularly since Game of Thrones is one of those shows where the mere whiff of a potential spoiler can get fans huffing with panicked outrage. But as far as elaborate revenge schemes go, it’s a lot kinder and a lot easier than, say, inviting people over for dinner so you can kill them all. Or pushing them out a Moon Door. Or burning them alive with your pet dragon. Or stabbing them or hanging them or beheading them. Really, I bet any of the characters in Game of Thrones would be thrilled if a few spoilers were the worst things their nemeses wanted to spring on them.Cool Posts From Around the Web: