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JosephAvery
post Feb 3 2018, 06:07 PM
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SPOILERS. The most annoying thing ever, right? When someone spoils a big plot event from a yet-to-be-aired episode of your favourite show. Nothing worse. What are your views on people who spoil? What do you consider a "spoiler" in the first place - anything that hasn't featured in an episode yet, or do you make exceptions for trailers or news announcements? Do you even give a damn about spoilers?

For me, my level of annoyance depends on which show it is. I'm a bit more relaxed when it comes to EastEnders for example, where I'll happily check the announcements of who's leaving or returning, but I don't seek out storyline spoilers even if it's hard to ignore on social media at times. However, I've been spoiled on Doctor Who before, ie. my all-time favourite show. The show's sixth series was building up to the reveal of River Song (who, coincidentally, is in the GIF above)'s identity. Months before, it was spoilt for me, and I was furious. Completely ruined any excitement of the build-up and the actual reveal was therefore less impactful. I've only just about forgiven Calum now sleep.gif kink.gif In more recent times, if I've not been able to watch Doctor Who live, I will stay off social media because I don't want the impact of the episodes to be ruined!
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post Feb 3 2018, 06:10 PM
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I don't mind them too much in Big Brother or Drag Race, I can still easily enjoy both of them. I suppose it depends on the show, if it was a Netflix show like 13 Reasons Why or OITNB I would be much more mad I think.
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post Feb 3 2018, 06:12 PM
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Like you, I don’t mind some. Eastenders and Neighbours are ok by me, sometimes you just need something to look forward to. Doctor Who and Star Wars spoilers I will avoid like the plague. Same used to be true of the Harry Potter books.
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post Feb 3 2018, 09:23 PM
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I am such an impatient person so I am one to read spoilers for shows laugh.gif I don't really watch that much TV these days but I still keep up with spoilers for shows like EastEnders on here for example just to see what is going on. When I was really into Glee I would always keep up with spoilers as well (particularly for songs) as I was often very impatient for episodes, because the US pace was taking forever with the constant breaks. I guess it ruins the suspense but I just can't help it. There is no way I would ever spoil anything for anybody else though because I totally get that a lot of people don't like it.
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post Feb 3 2018, 09:35 PM
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I try to avidly avoid spoilers for everything, but I have 0 self control so like 80% of TV shows I watch I end up reading the spoilers lmao, and everytime I regret it but I can't control myself
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post Feb 3 2018, 10:22 PM
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I get annoyed when I come across a spoiler. I came across two major spoilers for Buffy when reading completely unrelated articles that randomly touched on things that happen in Buffy as examples, and I'd only very recently started watching the show so it was annoying to have some big reveals and twists lose their impact.
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post Feb 3 2018, 10:43 PM
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I certainly don't like coming across spoilers but I've become rather good at avoiding them now, I know not what to look at when I do research a show I'm interested in and mostly I'm not researching it at all if I'm afraid of spoilers. Like currently, even though they're all years old, I would be quite upset if I found clear spoilers for Higurashi (a thriller mystery, which kind of relies on not knowing what's happening - when I was talking with Dirca about it yesterday/today we kept everything kind of general), but less so for Code Geass and Fullmetal Alchemist, which, although their spoilers aren't things I want to find, I'd probably enjoy the shows even if I did find them because they're action series. See, if your enjoyment focuses around not knowing what's coming, mystery or such, then it's imperative to keep it hidden, but otherwise, it's mostly okay if not ideal when you find them. Except for character deaths.

Depends on the type of spoiler as well, minor things, i.e. not character deaths, generally aren't bad, especially if you'll forget it before you next watch that show but the big twist that changes the show completely must be hidden yet sadly, that's what tends to get most talked about.

If I'm not interested in a show and know I'll never be (soaps, reality, shows universally derided as 'bad'), I'll read spoilers if I think to. But basically, one too many times reading TVTropes or something of the sort, reading all the character pages and finding one too many spoilers finally turned me off that sort of practice.
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post Feb 3 2018, 11:29 PM
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Ah, spoilers! They can be annoying.
Someone spams a spoiler in a comment section of something like YouTube, reddit or even in this forum, like "John McClusky dies on the last episode of Season 4" (I made that name up, BTW). He/she copy and pastes it multiple times and you think the spammer is trolling other people, so you think it's fake. But when you see the episode for yourself, and McClusky dies for real, you are bummed to find out that you saw it coming thanks to that spoiler.

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post Feb 4 2018, 12:02 AM
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throwback to when half the Teen Wolf fandom (myself included) predicted Allison's death and when that time came it felt a bit too "I knew it" even though I shed a few tears
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post Feb 4 2018, 12:06 AM
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QUOTE(CodyOfTheWoods @ Feb 4 2018, 12:02 AM) *
throwback to when half the Teen Wolf fandom (myself included) predicted Allison's death and when that time came it felt a bit too "I knew it" even though I shed a few tears

Benefits of watching several years later with absolutely no fandom connections or prior knowledge kink.gif
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