This is really just more of a curiosity thing for me, and I thought it should go in a new thread since I didn't know where else I could put it.
In pretty much every comic book writer interview ever
, they always say "You know the fans say they want to be spoiled, but they don't!" Do you read spoilers, or do you try and avoid them at all costs? Would you really
want to know what's going to happen, or do you enjoy being surprised?
I'd say myself, I love the surprise and the oh my gosh moments, but if they asked me if I wanted to know what happens next right at the end of the issue, I'd probably not be able to resist.
"oh sure let's just tell you right now, I'm sure you'll still buy it"
I know the feeling. A heavy case of WoW Addiction makes me glad I never got hooked into hard drugs. I'd be dead within hours.
the things people have blurt out, seriously, you don't wanna know.
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yeah, i was going to say kind of the same thing. i don't think i'd read spoilers by choice normally, but since i mod this place i feel kind of obligated to be at least a little familar with what's happening in books i don't read or am planning on picking up in trade down the line. if it's something i pick up in singles or as it comes out, though, i'll avoid spoilers as much as possible since i'll be reading it pretty soon after it's available anyway.
If I ever run into a spoiler that actually has something to do with what I am reading, I have a hell of time resisting though.
eg. when you're halfway through Secret Invasion or other big event (or the friggin Matrix trilogy), you see enough that you start thinking of your own cool endings - then you're just set up for disappointment when it turns out to be another metaphor for Jesus (frigging Matrix trilogy)
Like I wouldn't want to know what happened in Watchmen before I read, but I could care less whether I know what's happening in the latest issue of MegaBoner monthly or whatever.
The only exceptions for me are books that I buy each trade as it comes out, like I doubt like spoiling Ultimate Spider-Man or Invincible. It can be hard considering I don't read the books for months after they come out. (Fuck you, Ultimatum preview...)
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Now, to see if I can find a way to justify spoilering Citizen Kane and The Crying Game in a thread....
please don't hurt me
i've managed to avoid details on citizen kane for twenty-five years now, the time must at last be right for me to see it...unspoiled
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well, it doesn't bother me now because I've got a ways to go before I can buy comics again
and most of the time I'd just avoid logging on until I'd gotten through my stack, or rely on the report function
and i just don't give a shit, so i read 'em all
Yeah, I usually agree, but it's burned me a few times before though, like when I read spoilers regarding Lone Wolf and Cub when I was 3 or 4 volumes away from the end; finding out what happened to the main characters in the final conflict was a pain before reading it.