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The 'Black Mirror' Creator Lets All The 'Bandersnatch' Haters Have It With Epic Response

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The choose-your-own-adventure episode of Black Mirror has been out for awhile now, and people are finally admitting that it was not for them. However, the creator of the techno-paranoia series honestly doesn't give AF about what the haters are saying.


Black Mirror: Bandersnatch debuted on Netflix just before the new year and immediately blew people's minds.

The project was an experiment with a choose-your-own-adventure/interactive style streaming experience.

In the special episode, viewers are prompted to make decisions on behalf of the main character, Stefan (played by Fionn Whitehead).

Huffington Post recently sat down with Black Mirror creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones to discuss the criticism that the episode has received.

When discussing the viewers who did not want to make decisions, Brooker did not mince words.

"...well fuck off, then. Do something else!"

Brooker also had something to say to those who felt that Black Mirror: Bandersnatch did not achieve anything that games have not already mastered.

"[W]ell this isn't on a gaming platform, it's on Netflix. I'm well aware of what a computer game is, thanks."

Finally, to those who were hoping that Stefan would (spoiler alert) have the option for a happy ending, Brooker said.

"Have they seen 'Black Mirror'?"

He went on to say,

"But we didn't want to do an ending where you get that and he's happy, because that would be the most fucking boring ending there is"

People are living for the creator's savage honesty.


"Crying with the commentary @charltonbrooker on "Bandersnatch". On second thought, the only "happy" end of the episode is accepting the job vacancy at Tuckersoft. 🤣"


But mostly, people want to assure him that they loved the experimental episode.








Charlie Brooker also served as the writer of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.

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It seems minor mischief is a common theme in their relationship:

Thank you. :) At this point, I can't really surprise my boyfriend anymore. And I try lol. Like the time I secretly put googly eyes on everything in his fridge...

Oh, and they made him this Pikachu cake. You know, nbd.

Users were impressed by u/GeekyKirby's piping skills. Also, the hate for fondant icing is real!

Nicely done and without fondant! r/FondantHate - Patiod
Today was a bad day on reddit if you genuinely want fondant to not be a thing. Just kidding. But fuck fondant, for real. - mimomusic
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A few were also a bit envious.

This cake looks AWESOME, great job!
Side note: Here's hoping that 2019 will bless me with some manflesh to do nice things like this for too 🤞🏽- black_heart85
Hehe this gave me a good chuckle this morning. Now wish I had a boyfriend so I could do this to them. - MidnightMadness21

Making something for someone is a great way to show them you love them.

The best birthday present I ever got was from a girl who baked me a cake secretly. So thanks for doing that for him, I know I'd feel great about it. - Levitr0n

Others have found inventive ways to use the meme as well:

Stickers:


Sculpture:

Latte Art:

Refrigerator...art...trolling?


Even An Essay:

The fact that Surprised Pikachu is still around in 2019 really speaks to its universal appeal and ease of use. People will surely keep coming up with inventive ways to use the meme.

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