The final season of Game of Thrones is set to air this Sunday, and we’re all sad about it, but Saturday Night Live is having their fun, so good for them.
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But can this SNL skit cheer me up? Is it even good? Or is it bad? A mixed bag? Or does one part save it? Should you watch it? I can’t tell you what to do with your life, but here’s my opinion.
Let’s talk about the intro!
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That intro had me smiling: talking about how even though Game of Thrones is ending it’s really not. Even discounting the books, we’re going to have prequels and spin-offs and so much more until this series stops making money.
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Now the first part of this skit was the parodies of Game of Thrones, and personally I want to see these shows become a real thing. Why? Well, just look at them!
Daria is a great show about an intelligent girl who cursed to go to a school filled with idiots, and if she had a sword it be way better. The shows is already great, but I like swords and blood. Call me sick, you wouldn’t be the first
But a sitcom with Jon Snow and a White Walker and a sitcom with a Sam and Gilly? I don’t know about you, but sitcom parodies are funny. I think it has to do with the music, the lighthearted attitude, and the laugh track expecting us to giggle on command because they made a reference, in this case, a reference to someone getting killed.
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That’s comedy gold, right there. It’s something Rupert Pupkin would be proud about. But the video continues with CROSSOVERS, and they just spit ball them right here. One of them being a show called ‘No Ballers’ which apparently stars Theon and Varys. Honestly, it’s a low hit.
But at least we know Theon won’t feel it.
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But then they get to the single worst part of the video: ‘Wildling Out’.
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I hate rap now. This is cringy, hard on the ears, and the worst thing humanity has made since the Atomic Bomb. Even the ‘HBO Kids’ parodies don’t help – especially considering they have “Hodor’s House”.
Oh yes, they go there.
Honestly, this whole thing hurts on so many different levels – some good, some not so good. Personally, at this point, I was done with the video. But then magic happened.
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If you want don’t want spoilers, then watch it right now. RIGHT NOW.
I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT but that might just be for the ending. So what did you think? Did you watch the video? Did you just skim through the article to find the video? Sound off below.
Just because you wrote a good book doesn’t mean you haven’t killed someone. In fact, just because you haven’t written a good book doesn’t mean you haven’t killed someone. Heck, you could not write a book, not intend to write a book, and still kill someone. But that’s not what this site is about. This site is about books, and occasionally the worlds of literature and murder overlap. Here are 5 authors who murdered someone.
5. William S. Burroughs
As the story goes, he didn’t mean to kill her, but he did. Key member of the Beat Generation, William S Burroughs appears in Jack Kerouac’s breakout 1957 novel On The Road. Written on one long scroll of paper so he didn’t have to change pages on his typewriter, Jack Kerouac wrote this iconic piece of literature in three weeks in April of 1951, fuelled by coffee. William S. Burroughs was the inspiration behind On The Road‘s character of Old Bull Lee.
William S. Burroughs had his own writing career long before On The Road was published. In fact, his first novel, Junkie, was released in 1953, a first-person narrative about a man struggling with heroin addiction. This novel was published initially under the pseudonym William Lee.
But let’s go back to 1951. While in Mexico City, the story goes that Burroughs and his second wife, Joan Vollmer, were drunk. Plus, word has it that Joan was undergoing withdrawal from a heavy amphetamine habit. Drunk and a little high, they decided to play William Tell.
For those who don’t know, William Tell is a game in which one plays shoots an apple off the top of another person’s head, usually with a crossbow, however in this instance, Joan placed a highball glass on top of her head and William S. Burroughs used a pistol to attempt to shoot it off. Unfortunately, he missed.
While awaiting trial, Burroughs wrote the novel Queer about a young man looking for Yage, a hallucinogen, in South American. At the end of his trial, Burroughs was given a two-year suspended sentence and in 1959 his magnum opus, Naked Lunch, was published.
William Seward Burroughs II, post-modernist author and primary figure of the Beat Generation, died on August 2nd, 1997 at the age of eighty-three.
5. Anne Perry
Author of the Thomas Pitt detective series and the William Monk detective series, Anne Perry is an English author whose life story was the basis for Peter Jackson’s film Heavenly Creatures. Released in 1994, the film follows the 1954 Parker-Hulme murder case about two teenage friends, Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme, who eventually murdered Parker’s mother.
Parker was sixteen at the time, while Hulme was fifteen. According to The True Crime Library, in Christchurch, New Zealand the girls bludgeoned the woman to death with half a brick enclosed in an old stocking before running into town and claiming that Parker’s mother had fallen and hit her head.
Their story fell apart upon closer inspection and the two were arrested. Too young for the death penalty, the girls each received five years in prison.
At the time of the film’s production and release, it was not known that upon her release from prison, Juliet Hulme had changed her name to Anne Perry.
After the film was release and Perry’s identity discovered, the New Zealand Herald claims that, “…Perry has told the London Times Saturday Magazine that although they were never lesbians the relationship was obsessive”.
On her website, Anne Perry write that, “I began the ‘Monk’ series in order to explore a different , darker character, and to raise questions about responsibility, particularly that of a person for acts he cannot remember. How much of a person’s identity is bound up in memory?”
3. Blake Leibel
Not everyone who authors graphic novels with graphic descriptions of murder is a murderer themselves, but this guy is.
In 2015 the graphic novel Syndrome was published, containing graphic depictions of bloodletting and, straight from CBS Los Angeles, it transpires that Blake Leibel murdered his girlfriend and left her body “drained of all of her blood in a crime that a prosecutor said mirrored the script of a graphic novel he co-wrote.”
The Los Angeles Times also notes that Leibel “was expressionless. Dressed in a yellow jail shirt and blue scrubs, he uttered only one word, answering “yes” when the judge asked if he would waive his appearance at an upcoming court hearing”.
Back in 2005, Chinese writer Liu Yongbiao broke onto the scene with his story collection, A Film, which won China’a highest provincial critical achievement: the Anhui Literature Prize. In 2010, his novel about a writer implicated in a wave of unsolved murders, The Guilty Secret, was published.
In 2013, he cemented his literary status when he was elected to the China Writers Association.
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In 1995, on November 29th, 1995, Liu and a friend, Wang Mouming, checked in a guesthouse. All That’s Interesting tells that they had “the intention of robbing other guests” but “[w]hen the two were caught stealing by a guest, Wang and Liu are believed to have used clubs and hammers to kill the guest as well as the guesthouse’s two owners (an elderly couple) and their thirteen-year-old grandson in order to completely cover their tracks.”
Twenty-two years later, Shanghaiist reported that blood samples led investors to the fifty-three-year-old writer and the sixty-four-year-old legal consultant.
The NY Post states that Liu told the investagors who arrested him that, “I’ve been waiting for you all this time”.
According to ABC News, Mark Read spent his early ears by robbing drug dealers before kidnapping and torturing members of the criminal underworld. Eventually, he was caught and charged with armed robbery, assault, and kidnapping. Perth Now reports that he only spent only thirteen months outside of prison between the ages of thirty and thirty-eight. He also cut off his ears in prison.