Hello my dear readers, I hope life is treating you as well as it can. If you’re reading this, you’re back for yet another Thursday Thoughts post.
This week’s topic? I don’t mind spoilers.
Seems pretty straightforward, so let’s get into it!
Everyone reads books, watches Netflix, TV, plays video games, or takes in some form of entertainment that can be spoiled.
Sometimes it’s inevitable. We can’t help things being spoiled for us. That new movie is just too good for strangers not to talk about on the bus, or that big sports game is flooding TVs everywhere you go, or even the series finale of your favourite show is being talked about all over social media.
It is very difficult to avoid them. Spoilers are everywhere you go in life. Sometimes they are obvious with articles or videos being made about them, sometimes they are less obvious, where spoilers are in memes.
But to be honest?
I don’t mind spoilers. I don’t mind stories being ruined for me. I don’t mind discussing the end of a book series with someone, knowing I am three books from the end. I want to know what happens at the end of the TV season, because the middle is often too boring.
I actually enjoy it. I enjoy spoilers.
I CRAVE to know the ending of whatever book, movie, or TV series I am taking.
If someone won’t tell me, I will look it up. I’ll spend hours clicking through the Wiki, putting the pieces of the puzzle together.
I’m always looking up a character’s ending, or when this event happens, or when someone might die.
I can’t wait to find out the answer on my own by reading the book or watching eight more episodes.
I NEED to know what happens.
Very few people I know of are the same as me. Most people hate having things spoiled for them, because it ruins the fun.
It ruins the adventure, it ruins the surprise.
That makes sense to me, and I can agree that the moments I didn’t have spoiled for me get a larger reaction out of me. I remember literally fist pumping when Andolin Kholin (Stormlight Archive) dueled a bunch of shard bearers solo. That moment wasn’t ruined for me, and it was AMAZING.
But having things “spoiled” for me actually makes me more excited for a book. It makes me more excited to get to that point and see it unfold for me.