If you’ve logged onto social media over the last several days, I’m sure that you’ve read at least a dozen angry tweets and posts from Game of Thrones fans. With the final season airing on HBO now, fans had high expectations for the show. But many felt as though the writers completely dropped the ball and ignored years of carefully-developed character growth and narrative arcs, leading to a rushed and downright shameful final season.
Fans were so unhappy, over 500,000 of them decided to start a petition to have the final season rewritten completely. But, Reddit user TheCLittle_ttv wrote into the thread r/freefolk suggesting that instead, the fandom should “Google-Bomb” the writers by screwing up their search results.
TheCLittle_ttv suggested that everyone “upvote” his post, so that when anyone Googles “bad writers,” photos of showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff show up.
Some people thought that the idea was pointless…
Nobody is going to Google “bad writers–floodums
But, others said they already have when they were Googling to see who wrote GoT Season 8.
That’s not true, I googled that term last week trying to find out who was writing GOT Season 8.– takatakatakatak
Online news sources—such as Metro and Business Insider confirmed that the campaign was successful, however, now searching for the term “bad writers” refers to images from the news articles instead of the original Reddit post, as intended.
Some people enjoyed the Google-Bomb attempt, with many online saying it’s what Weiss and Benioff deserve for writing such trash.
And I'd be one of them. The lame, rushed plot-lines are bad enough, but oh my God, the inane dialog scripting is unbelievable. Did I honestly wait two years for this pile of poop? https://t.co/wiIiNerNYd
— 2Souls (@2SoulsBand) May 17, 2019
Dear DB Weiss & David Benioff:
Thank you for teaching me what NOT to do as a writer. Thanks for further prooving that "subverting expectations" – even when doing so destroys all logic – is an awful choice. Thanks for showing me what bad writing does to a good series.
— 𝕥𝕨𝕠𝕝𝕤 (@twoestwols) May 7, 2019
— Chrissy of House Targaryen 🐲 (@xtinegamer) May 13, 2019
Good they fucking deserve it!
— Douglas (@Dredgen_Khorn) May 15, 2019
At this point, it just needs to be said: David Benioff and DB Weiss are bad writers
— Bennett Weinschenk (@BMWeinschenk) May 6, 2019
Wish they got burned instead of the Westeros.
— 𝚃𝙷𝙰𝚁𝚄𝙺𝙰 (@TharukaN97) May 15, 2019
But, some people said the idea is childish and people should grow up and appreciate that the two worked hard to create the season (and whole series for that matter).
Childish. Just because the episodes aren’t going the way they want it to.
— MK165 (@Matthew7502) May 15, 2019
— 𝔸𝕝𝕒𝕟 𝔹𝕠𝕦𝕣𝕜𝕖 (@alanbourke) May 15, 2019
People are freakin' stupid https://t.co/AKzilivqA5
— Brad Chacos (@BradChacos) May 15, 2019
The final episode of Game of Thrones airs on HBO on May 19th at 9 P.M. (EST).