Bizarre Covid Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
Before the Coronavirus, we could go out to restaurants, spend time with large groups of friends, and dedicate about 16 hours a day to Animal Crossing. Now, we can only do one of those things. However, the lockdown that the Coronavirus has us on doesn't have to limit every possible venture. In fact, some celebrities are finding new activities to bide their time with. Are these activities good or worthwhile? Well, you can be the judge of that ...
George R.R. Martin Might Finally Be Finishing The Winds of Winter
Almost as famous as George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series are the wait times between the installments. There was a three-year gap between the first and second book, a five-year gap between the third and fourth book, a six-year gap between the fourth and fifth book, and, well, that's all. Fans have been waiting on the sixth book, The Winds of Winter, for about nine years. And while I think it's weird and gross to pull the "Well, he should finish them soon, because HE MIGHT DIE" card when discussing it, I can see how fans of dragons, backstabbing, and the miserable existence of medieval people would wish for a faster rate.
And their dreams may be coming true sooner rather than later. Admitting on his Not a Blog that he's aware that he's "very much in the most vulnerable population" due to the disease, he has apparently found a secluded place to nestle in. And while being helped by only one of his staff and not taking any chances, he has been "spending more time in Westeros than in the real world, writing every day."
This, combined with the fact that he previously told readers that if he didn't complete The Winds of Winter by Summer 2020, he would allow fans to "imprison me in a small cabin on White Island, lake of sulfuric acid, until I'm done" has certainly raised hopes. And while I'm not going to take it as a concrete promise, seeing as the book will probably be around 9,000 pages long, it's at least nice to know that Martin is safe and doing what he loves most: writing about sad people in armor eviscerating other sad people in armor.
Jared Leto Found Out About The Coronavirus Way Too Late
No, Jared Leto, musician, actor and possible cult leader, didn't die from the Coronavirus. However, he did find out about it weeks after the rest of us had. He had been meditating in the desert (because of course he was) without a phone or any communication with the outside world. According to his Instagram post, he had "no idea what was happening outside the facility." And considering that most of the news he gets is stuff about how Warner Bros. doesn't want him to play the Joker anymore, I imagine this retreat was probably good for his mental health.