It was the eleventh anniversary of the Internet meme known as Leeroy Jenkins in mid May. I’m sure you were aware of this, since our Twitter account let you know. Right? I’m definitely going to assume that you know what it is. But Shaktaji pointed out that such an assumption isn’t safe anymore. For one, she didn’t known about it until recently. WoW’s popularity has done anything but increase since the Wrath of the Lich King high. Not to mention that there’s effectively a subgeneration of today’s gamers that were too young to appreciate the humor. Well this weekend gave Jenkins’ shenanigans a rebirth by way of Game of Thrones.
Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 9 SPOILERS AHEAD
The setup was oh so simple. Jon Snow was berated by half sis Sansa for not requesting her aid in understanding his new enemy, Ramsay Bolton the current ruler of their home castle of Winterfell. Disgusted with his short sightedness, she warns him not to fall for his trap. A trap that she guaranteed was in his future. At this point, it was up to the viewer to wait for the shoe to drop. Snow’s experience has been with the undead, not human tactician that enjoy to torment. Torment Bolton did causing Snow to abandon the well-crafted plan.
I yelled at the TV for his stupidity and hoped the Internet would deliver. My wife found this little gem with only 1,000 hits two days later. Yeah, it’s gotten a bit popular since. Enjoy.