My semi-coherent, early morning, rant on spoilers.
I’m not sure exactly what I’m trying to say, but I woke up thinking about it, so I share.
Avoiding spoilers is a bitch. In this case, avoiding spoiling others.
I’m currently reading Game of Thrones (half way through Storm of Swords) and there’s so much going on that I just want to commiserate with someone about it!
I mean, stuff’s happening and I’m all swept up and I just want to be able to say things like “OMG, I can’t believe REDACTED would do that to REDACTED and WTF is up with REDACTED? I never thought someone was going to make me like him! Damn you GRRM!”
But I can’t. Not publicly. Not even with the Geekboy because I’ve passed where he is in the book and so I’m respecting that he hasn’t read it and avoiding spoilers. I can’t tweet, I can’t Facebook. I’m bursting to the gills with OMGWTF and I have to hold it in.
And it’s not just GoT!
I’m in a conversation with 4 other people last night who are all in various stages of completion with watching Doctor Who & Sherlock and we’re trying to all talk about things without saying too much — all the while worried that we’ll say that one thing that will spoil everything for the ones who are still on the 10th Doctor and just met River Song. And I want to just say so many things and I can’t and I thought my head would pop and arrrghhhhh.
Y’know that smile River does when she says “Spoilers”? I think it’s her way of not looking totally batshit insane because of all the secrets she has to keep.
That’s my theory and I’m stickin’ to it.