This website will send Game of Thrones spoilers to your friends every week for just $0.99
I don't know about you guys, but I'm terrified of spoilers this month. I'm not the biggest fan of them on any given day, but this April is going to be a little different.
For one, we've got Avengers: Endgame coming out towards the end of the month, which promises to bring the ongoing 22-film narrative of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to a close in spectacular fashion.
That movie is bound to have some shocking developments and spoilerific moments, so pretty much everyone is trying their best to get a ticket on opening day - to the point that websites were crashing under the strain of it all.
But before we even get there, we've got Game of Thrones to think about.
The eighth and final season of the hit fantasy series is heading to the small screen in less than a week now, and none of us know quite how it's all going to go down - not even those who read the books, which are actually behind the show given George R R Martin's infamously slow writing process.
If you sleep on the premiere next week, you may have to dodge spoiler conversations all day long - and forget about browsing Twitter without a few choice words being muted. But at least no one is trying to spoil you on purpose, right?
Well, in a dastardly turn, the internet has given us the means to spoil our worst enemies. A text messaging service called Spoiled.io will send out spoilers to your victim of choice for $0.99 per episode, or $4.00 for all six episodes of the upcoming season.
"For just $0.99 USD, Spoiled will anonymously and ruthlessly text spoilers to your unsuspecting friends after each new episode airs," Spoiled.io say on their website. "Afterwards, sit back, relax, and view your friends' responses."
These texts will anonymously ruin an element of the latest episode, and will publish the reactions they receive on Twitter afterwards. They've been doing this for a couple of years now, but this time around, they're also going to provide those who sign up a link so that they can view any responses they receive from the aggrieved party.
The creators of the site were apparently inspired by a Reddit thread (which has since been removed), in which a woman detailed how she got back at her cheating ex by sending him Game of Thrones spoilers every Monday morning. Moral of the story: don't cheat.
Speaking to Business Insider back in 2016, the developers of the website (Spoiled Rotten) said that it started as a simple side-project for them, but they quickly found that hundreds were interested.
"I don't think we'll be quitting our day jobs anytime soon, but the response has far exceeded our exceptions and made us question ways we could expand," they said.
Now that this weapon of mass destruction is out there, who knows who could be targeted next. It seems that the creators were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should...