No-Spoiler Activist

by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on June 3, 2013

in And Then Some,Farts and Other Stuff,How To Use The Internet,Observations,The Internets,TV

No-Spoiler ActivistThere are very few things that get me riled up enough to take to the internet.

Gay marriage equality? ACTIVIST!

Anti-bullying? ACTIVIST!

Melanoma awareness? ACTIVIST!

No-spoilers? ACTIVIST!

I’m not shy about voicing my feelings about what other people say or post online to social media channels as it relates to TV shows, movies, and books. I won’t apologize for my beliefs or my reasoning.

I go so far as to never watch the “coming on the next episode of…,” I almost never read snippets of upcoming book releases, and I sure as hell never EVER read the first chapter teaser of an unreleased book.

My theory: I’m too smart not to figure out the storyline of a TV/movie/book from the teaser to enjoy the surprises in store for me when I get to watch/read the full show/movie/book.

That’s right—I just said I’m too smart.

[EDITED 6.4.13—Please know that I'm not saying that teasers are a bad thing; not at all. They're just (for the most part) not for me. I publish and share teasers, I've read them, and I'll continue to publish and share them. Teasers are not spoilers.]

I like surprises in my fantasy life. Surprises in my real life are a no-no—just ask Patrick.

And yes, I expect everyone THE WORLD OVER to follow my rules for a No-Spoiler Lifestyle.

RULE 1—The Warning
Do not ever ever never “warn” me about an upcoming plot line twist. *cough*Dad*cough* When you warn me, I’ll anticipate what you got the privilege of being surprised over. I like the surprise; don’t take it away from me. This goes for before AND during the viewing and/or reading.

RULE 2—24-Hour TV Show Wait Time
Regarding a particularly exciting TV show episode or finale, never ever never reveal any particulars about said episode or result until a FULL 24 HOURS has passed since the airing. This is especially true for social media outlets.

Don’t be a dick and sit on your computer or phone during Game of Thrones and be that guy who tweets: “HOLY SHIT—JOFFREY JUST ORDERED NED’S HEAD BE CHOPPED OFF! #First” Every single Game of Thrones devotee who sees your tweet before getting to watch the show (either because geography or DVR recording) will hate you for the rest of your life. Save your specifics for tomorrow.

Try tweeting your excitement over a plot twist with intrigue. For example: “HOLY SHIT—TONIGHT’ #GoT IS A MUST-SEE ASAP! #IAmNotADick” This way, your friends and followers are aware and warned that they should make watching the show a priority and that you will probably be talking about it very soon. After the allotted 24 hours post airing has passed, there’s no hold barred. You’re free to give details, show pictures, and email all your friends with abandon.

RULE 2 EXCEPTION—Award Shows
I live-tweet award shows like a mo’fo because award shows are a different animal. Nowadays, they are shown live coast-to-coast, and if they aren’t, those on the West coast are smart enough to avoid social media if they’re interested in the outcome. Besides—no one really cares about the winners of an awards show 24 hours later anyway, so what’s the point in saving the discussion?

RULE 3—Books
I swear by all that is holy to me (see: my children, my TiVo, my Kindle, my Lappytop), if you take to the internet and say something even close to, “I LOVE THE HAPPY ENDING OF *insert name of the book you’ve been waiting 6 months to read*!!1!exclamation1!!!”? I will come to your house and break your e-reader in half with my bare hands. You are the worst kind of human being on social media. This is precisely why I am extra careful in my book recommendations to be vague about plot and character details.

Now that these easy-to-follow rules for a No-Spoiler Lifestyle have been established, let’s all do our best to live by them. It’s for the sake of my sanity that we’re all together on this.

You’re welcome, fellow no-spoiler activists.

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1 Rachel June 3, 2013 at 11:57 am

Lmao! Hey Sheldon, I pulled the new Hellboy for you. It’s mind-blowing.

Excuse me! Spoiler alert! Now my mind is already *pre*-blown.

I don’t care about spoilers. It’s just as enjoyable to me if I know what’s going to happen. I think it’s because I, too, and very smart, and I usually manage to figure out the plot to any movie, tv show, book, within a very short amount of time.

My boyfriend and I just finished GoT season 2, and he’s mad at me because I was so impatient for season 3, I read a bunch of spoilers. But now I’m just *more* excited to see it.

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2 alimartell June 3, 2013 at 12:57 pm

24 hours. YES.

…and on the other side, when I write something on Facebook FIVE DAYS after it aired, people should really have no right to get mad at me and yell about how I’m spoiling everything. 5 days later? Really?
An Awesome post on alimartell´s blog … It’s Totally Worth The Work Break And The Breakfast For Dinner

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3 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] June 3, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Exactly yes.
An Awesome post on Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing]´s blog … Kids Today

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4 Angi June 3, 2013 at 2:25 pm

It’s refreshing to find an activist who’s causes I can fully support. Will there be a Smut Book Club political party soon?

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5 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] June 3, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Good idea. Let’s work on that.
An Awesome post on Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing]´s blog … Kids Today

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6 Adria June 3, 2013 at 10:39 pm

YES. THIS. GoT today wasn’t just ruined by one guy (a la American Idol that nobody cares about). THE ENTIRE INTERNET ruined it for me today! Watching now and I am filled with dread because I know what I am about to watch.

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7 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] June 4, 2013 at 12:02 pm

You kind of have to stay off the internet after a big show airs.
An Awesome post on Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing]´s blog … Kids Today

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8 kelley @ magnetboldtoo June 4, 2013 at 3:45 am

Oh HELLZ TO THE YEAH.

Was super pissed to have last nights ep ruined for me by twitter.

And then the smart arses (aka my daughter) tweeting this youtube clip over and over.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1CLCOvZOh1o

Admittedly it is freaking awesome. You are welcome.

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9 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] June 4, 2013 at 12:02 pm

I started watching that video, but I’m afraid he’s going to spoil something! Also, this is the best reaction video, done by the actress who plays Arya.
MAJOR SPOILER ALERT
http://gawker.com/arya-starks-game-of-thrones-red-wedding-reaction-vid-511123345
An Awesome post on Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing]´s blog … Left Speechless

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10 kelley @ magnetoboldtoo June 4, 2013 at 10:12 pm

nah, I wouldn’t do that to you. No spoilers, just awesomeness.
An Awesome post on kelley @ magnetoboldtoo´s blog … No pain, no gain.

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