If those ingredients look weird to you, it is because they are straight of out of the Zelda game Breath of the Wild pic.twitter.com/JpebdXJqP1— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) August 3, 2020
John Boyne's, self proclaimed serious author (Boy in the Striped Pyjamas), newest book The Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom is a historical fiction set in our world that starts in AD 1 and takes place over 2000 years. In a section about poisoning Attila the Hun and how to dye clothes red, readers noticed that the ingredients were from Nintendo's 2017 Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
It's theorized the author just did a lazy Google search and went with the first site he came across which he's said as much.
ETA: His seemingly chill reaction to this is quite the 180 from his previous arguments with the Auschwitz Memorial Museum when they called out the historical inaccuracies in his book and when he temporarily deleted his Twitter after receiving criticism for his depiction of trans people in another book before penning an open letter about why he rejects the word "cis".
LOL that is actually kinda hilarious. I'm totally willing to own it. 😂🤣Something tells me I'll be telling this anecdote on stage for many years to come... 😂— John Boyne 📚 (@john_boyne) August 3, 2020
Yeah, I'll leave it as it is. I actually think it's quite funny and you're totally right. I don't remember but I must have just googled it. Hey, sometimes you just gotta throw your hands up and say "yup! My bad!" 😂— John Boyne 📚 (@john_boyne) August 3, 2020
what laziness have you gotten away/failed to get away with in the workplace?