Sometimes when you search for something unrelated to videogames on the internet you will get something related to videogames. For example, the other day I was looking for a bit of information on growing really big pumpkins and up popped the Stardew Valley wiki. This is normal, but one would normally verify information before acting on it, no? Perhaps not.

Irish author John Boyne has gotten caught up in this mistake in his latest novel, A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom, when looking for dye ingredients. Presumably while casually googling the ingredients of red dye, up popped a complete listing of things you can use to make red dyes in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Boyne uncritically included this list of monster parts and fictional herbs in a scene involving the millennia-spanning book’s characters during the late Roman era. The novel was just released, and the person to spot the mistake was a Reddit user. Feast your eyes: 

This novel I’m reading straight up lifted Breath of the Wild ingredients for a chapter about dressmaking lol from r/Breath_of_the_Wild

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