FUCKING SPOILERS!!!!!!!!

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So I've just been browsing Tv Tropes and without realising it, I had highlighted a spoiler section that covered a huge event that occurs in "A Dance with Dragons", the fifth book of "A Song of Ice and Fire"......Unfortunately for me, I've only just started the fouth book, "A Feast for Crows".

I was lucky enough to not see "how", "why", "who"(aside from the one directly affected) or when but I've seen the "what" and I'm now quite pissed off that it got spoiled. Of course it was my own carelessness that caused me to spoil it for myself, I'm well aware of that. I'm still gonna read the series of course but the whole time now I'll be thinking ahead to what I know is going to happen.

So to you the people, I ask this question:
"What's something(A movie, book series, game series etc.) that you love that was then spoiled for you? Was it in fact someone who spoiled it, or did you yourself spoil it like my example above? Did it ruin your overall experience, or not even affect it at all?"

If you are going to actually mention the details of the spoilers, please try and keep them vague so as to avoid spoiling it for others.

Captcha: "jump the gun"

You said it Captcha.....*sigh*

anthony87:

I was lucky enough to not see "how", "why", "who"(aside from the one directly affected) or when but I've seen the "what" and I'm now quite pissed off that it got spoiled. Of course it was my own carelessness that caused me to spoil it for myself, I'm well aware of that. I'm still gonna read the series of course but the whole time now I'll be thinking ahead to what I know is going to happen.

This happened to me when I decided to read the bloody blurb of all things of A Feast for Crows while I was waiting in line to buy it along with both parts of A Storm of Swords. Right there. First line, massive bloody great spoiler. Thanks, publishers, thanks a bunch.

In respect to your questions, it didn't really ruin the overall experience but it did mar it somewhat seeing as I knew:

I'M WARNING YOU.


DAMMIT, I WARNED YOU.

But I mean, it wasn't a series-ruiner for me. I still enjoyed A Storm of Swords, even knowing that was going to happen.

Just out of curiosity, what did you spoil for yourself?

anthony87:
"What's something(A movie, book series, game series etc.) that you love that was then spoiled for you? Was it in fact someone who spoiled it, or did you yourself spoil it like my example above? Did it ruin your overall experience, or not even affect it at all?"

Mass Fucking Effect 3. The people were so upset with the ending (and for some, this meant the entire game) that they were quite happy (metaphorically speaking) to just go into detail as to why it was bad. Without bothering to mention "spoilers" or to even stick to a ME thread. Since I saw enough of this I finally decided keeping away from it (as I was trying to do back then) was useless. So I went and watched the ending on YouTube.

Oh, yes, it ruined my experience. Thanks a bunch guys! I really appreciate being bombarded with information on what happens starting a mere day after the release of the product!

DoPo:

anthony87:
"What's something(A movie, book series, game series etc.) that you love that was then spoiled for you? Was it in fact someone who spoiled it, or did you yourself spoil it like my example above? Did it ruin your overall experience, or not even affect it at all?"

Mass Fucking Effect 3. The people were so upset with the ending (and for some, this meant the entire game) that they were quite happy (metaphorically speaking) to just go into detail as to why it was bad. Without bothering to mention "spoilers" or to even stick to a ME thread. Since I saw enough of this I finally decided keeping away from it (as I was trying to do back then) was useless. So I went and watched the ending on YouTube.

Oh, yes, it ruined my experience. Thanks a bunch guys! I really appreciate being bombarded with information on what happens starting a mere day after the release of the product!

This happened to me. Didnt go watch it though. Ive got like 5 different instances of a little being revealed though so its probably ruined. Damn mass effect spoilers.

EscapeGoat:

Just out of curiosity, what did you spoil for yourself?

....You sure? Alright. I'm gonna put this in spoilers under the assumption that you've already read the book. For the love of god don't read it otherwise.....yeah I'm stating the obvious but still...

Like I said, I only know the "what" of what happens and it was a fleeting glimpse of the spoiler at that. If you've read it....please, no mas. I can't stand to know more of what happens.

Well back in High school I was eagerly going to see the film Sin City while my mates had watch it before it. One of the arses had told me the ending to Bruce Willis story. Needless to say I was pissed at him for a while.

Identity.

I sat down one night to watch it, all excited like you do, even had sugary popcorn on hand.

My wife looks up and says "oh this is that film where *insert spoiler about big twist at the end here*"

So I turned it off and spent 15 minutes glaring at her until she realises and said "you hadn't seen it had you".

One was not amused.

Yeah, I guess really the only thing that comes to mind is Mass Effect 3 and... well...

I'm kinda glad of it. When I learned that nothing I did mattered in the end, I resolved then and there that ME3 was not worth my time and money. I would not play it even for free. Why would I want to? If I wanted something that ended the same way regardless of my choices, I'd watch a movie or read a book.

I guess there's also The Walking Dead, but that mattered less to me than the ME3 ending. See, I was reading a forum thread (elsewhere) about it, and somebody mentioned that...


I was like, "lolwut? Great! I'm glad that happened! Now how'd it happen?" And then went to watch some more episodes.

Which of course, brings me to my particular view on spoilers: more often than not I don't really care that something happens, the point is how it happens or why.

Now, going back to my Walking Dead example, had you told me....


...then I might be pissed at you.

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DoPo:

anthony87:
"What's something(A movie, book series, game series etc.) that you love that was then spoiled for you? Was it in fact someone who spoiled it, or did you yourself spoil it like my example above? Did it ruin your overall experience, or not even affect it at all?"

Mass Fucking Effect 3. The people were so upset with the ending (and for some, this meant the entire game) that they were quite happy (metaphorically speaking) to just go into detail as to why it was bad. Without bothering to mention "spoilers" or to even stick to a ME thread. Since I saw enough of this I finally decided keeping away from it (as I was trying to do back then) was useless. So I went and watched the ending on YouTube.

Oh, yes, it ruined my experience. Thanks a bunch guys! I really appreciate being bombarded with information on what happens starting a mere day after the release of the product!

Definately ME3 here as well, the worst thing is that I didn't actually know what the ending was.

I avoided ALL the threads about it, but just seeing them coloured my expectations and perspective of the ending. I don't think I'd ever have been really happy with it either, but the sheer hate level made it hard for me to even finish the game.

I didn't realise my older sister has not watched Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince...

Oh, that's just plain unfortunate. That fact hit me HARD when I got to it too, events like that are one of the reasons A Song of Ice and Fire is so damn good.

And my and a friend of mine, who were the two fastest readers in school, both got The Half-Blood Prince on release day, and read it at the same time, and it turned into a race. A couple of days later, while I was nearing the crucial part (And he'd obviously passed it), the first thing he said to me when we both got to school was "Dumbledore dies."

...That was by far the harshest spoiler I've ever gotten. Probably affected me so much because I was in late primary school still and Harry Potter was the most amazing thing in the world at that point.

This is pretty blunt and entertaining.

Spoilers.

When I was growing up as a kid. No one gave a damn.

We listened to everyones tale of a game and how it went and we didn't scream "SHUSH ASFJOFGNASNDAS"

Get over it.

Spoilers don't usually bother me but I still like the common courtesy of someone asking me before they're about to spoil something.

My friend spoiled the Hang Over 2 for me by telling me where they find the dude and I think that's the only time I was like WTF MAN. Just because I didn't get a warning lol

I figure if the movie was number one at the box office and it's been a couple years, spoiler warnings have expired. Books, unless they were massive sellers, are a bit different, since it can take a lot longer for word to spread. Finally, tv shows with big twists have a statute of limitations on spoilers once they're either off the air, or a season or two past the spoiler moment.

I spoiled dexter for myself by going on wikipedia


....and I've had numerous games and movies ruined for me by my friends who are giant walking dicks.

DoPo:

anthony87:
"What's something(A movie, book series, game series etc.) that you love that was then spoiled for you? Was it in fact someone who spoiled it, or did you yourself spoil it like my example above? Did it ruin your overall experience, or not even affect it at all?"

Mass Fucking Effect 3. The people were so upset with the ending (and for some, this meant the entire game) that they were quite happy (metaphorically speaking) to just go into detail as to why it was bad. Without bothering to mention "spoilers" or to even stick to a ME thread. Since I saw enough of this I finally decided keeping away from it (as I was trying to do back then) was useless. So I went and watched the ending on YouTube.

Oh, yes, it ruined my experience. Thanks a bunch guys! I really appreciate being bombarded with information on what happens starting a mere day after the release of the product!

yeah..you just got to be careful, it sucks that it spilled out from ME3 threads

before I was annoyed at myself for fidning out "people didnt like the ending" but because of the shitstorm I would have had to avoided the itnernet entirly, so I got over that

in the end I did have anything spoilered for me...which was good (because I was extra careful)

Lagao:
Spoilers.

When I was growing up as a kid. No one gave a damn.

We listened to everyones tale of a game and how it went and we didn't scream "SHUSH ASFJOFGNASNDAS"

Get over it.

some people find knowing things can really affect the experience, its common courtesy to at least be careful with apoilers

get over it

Ah I remember my first spoiler,
First time I walked into the local Video rental store and saw...

I recently started watching Naruto from scratch, right when my friend started playing the latest Naruto Shippuden game. I'm like 160 episodes into the first series. So I waltz into his house one day to see him

I flipped shit, though it was my own fault. I had to look up everything related to that incident just to get some perspective on what happened. Dammit man.

That's pretty much the only series that I've cared about spoilers about, just because I like the characters a lot. Everything else, I've always been the first person in my group of friends to complete it. I used to be "that guy" that accidentally spoiled things for everyone else.

Spoilers don't bother me all that much honestly. Mainly because I really hate surprises.

A lot of people were mad when they found out

I thought someone spoiled Fallout: New Vegas for me. I didn't know what the package your character was delivering or why it mattered, and a few days before the game's release I went to read a Rooster teeth comic, checked the comments and someone had made massive pictures stating that the platinum chip had codes for nuclear missles that people were trying to control. I wanted to reach in and strangle him.

Imagine my surprise when it turns out that wasn't the case at all... I didn't know if I should have felt happy or surprised.

JoshTheREfan:
I spoiled dexter for myself by going on wikipedia


....and I've had numerous games and movies ruined for me by my friends who are giant walking dicks.

Why the fuck did I just click that spoiler tag!? FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK ME!

90% of things I watch, read or play are spoiled either by my own actions or by someone else.

For example, my brother was pissed that I took the first Game Of Thrones book to read on the train, so he sent a video link depicting one of the character's death. Shame.

With The Dark Knight, IMAX was booked out for at least 3 weeks so in those 3 weeks I happened to check wikipedia and read a spoiler halfway through the movie.

Someone spoiled Harry Potter Book 7 for me when I learned that

Yeah...

The blasted Art book in the CE of ME3 ruined some stuff for me. I mean really what do they expect us to do while we wait for the game to install but go through and look at all the pretty things we just bought!!!! You bastards!!!

evilneko:
Yeah, I guess really the only thing that comes to mind is Mass Effect 3 and... well...

I'm kinda glad of it. When I learned that nothing I did mattered in the end, I resolved then and there that ME3 was not worth my time and money. I would not play it even for free. Why would I want to? If I wanted something that ended the same way regardless of my choices, I'd watch a movie or read a book.

I guess there's also The Walking Dead, but that mattered less to me than the ME3 ending. See, I was reading a forum thread (elsewhere) about it, and somebody mentioned that...


I was like, "lolwut? Great! I'm glad that happened! Now how'd it happen?" And then went to watch some more episodes.

Which of course, brings me to my particular view on spoilers: more often than not I don't really care that something happens, the point is how it happens or why.

Now, going back to my Walking Dead example, had you told me....


...then I might be pissed at you.

You complain about spoilers, but you didn't even bother to specify if you were referring to the Comic or the Show until after the first spoiler?

OT: I've had a certain death in Season 1 of Game Of Thrones spoiled for me on this site (you all know which one I'm on about). Then there was that one time I found out about a certain someones betrayal in MW2 literally moments before I got to it in game.

I remember getting 'A Game of Thrones' spoiled for me a few years ago by browsing a Literature forum, the one time I saw a Fantasy related topic, I ended up spoiling the entire last half of the first novel for myself...

I had Mass Effect 3's ending totally spoiled for me.

Funny thing was, I was super careful about it and I avoided even the threads that had the potential of ruining it for me, but my efforts were in vain. Had the ending ruined for me barely a week after the game came out, and I was a sad toaster.

Lagao:
Spoilers.

When I was growing up as a kid. No one gave a damn.

We listened to everyones tale of a game and how it went and we didn't scream "SHUSH ASFJOFGNASNDAS"

Get over it.

perfect. absolutely perfect.

OT: Pretty much every damn thing i have is spoiled for me. I dont care. i love the spoilers because im not gonna waste my tiem on something if im not gonna like how it turns out.

Noone can tell when I spoil movies, books, and such. My friends and I sat down to watch something once. I think it was supposed to be a romantic comedy or something. But I just turn to the group who hasn't seen it yet and said:

"Just letting you know... That guys dies."

or

"Everyone dies by the end."

My friends have stopped taking me serious when we were watching something and I blurt out "Snape kills Trinity with Rosebud." (stolen from XKCD) while we were watching Plan 9 from Outer Space.

Aside from that, my mom was trying to get me to finish Harry Potter 7 before the movie came out. And while discussing that I was only on Chapter 8(?), before anything spoilerific happened, she says: So you don't know --omitted-- dies? and she also gave the ending away before I got any farther, and tried to shrug it off saying: "Nah, that couldn't happen."

I started reading The Hunger Games, and she saw the movie before buying the books. While I was reading she asked where I was, and I told her... "Is that before --omitted--- happens?" She spoiled half the book for me too and I was only like 3 chapters in.

Gears of War 3 was spoiled for me, as I was low on money and hadn't been able to buy it at the time, and someone on this very forum just came out and said, without a spoiler tag,


and it kinda ruined that scene for me. Would have been much more powerful if it hadn't been spoiled.

Also, Batman: Arkham City was spoiled for me before I got to reach the ending. So now I have much less motivation to get to the ending, because I already know the most spoilery part of it. Once again, someone on these forums saying it with a spoiler tag.

On this very site, on a thread about the game Xenoblade Chronicles. Specifically one about how it hadn't come out in the US yet (By the way I live in the US and was both incredibly excited about the game and trying to avoid spoilers) and some asshole up and mentions about a death that occurs in the story. He tried not to mention names but he pretty obviously gave away who was going to die. I was pretty upset.

final fantasy 7. i mean honestly, it was like 2005 before i ever got around to playing it, and having stuff like aeris death spoiled for me didnt hurt my enjoyment of the game. in fact it might have made it better because i knew she died, i just didnt know when. everywhere i went i was looking over my shoulder, not sure when i would be saying my goodbyes

Mass Effect 3. Someone was just being a troll when they mentioned *expletive* happens at the end.

Also Heavy Rain. I got bluntly told who the killer was from the guy I was borrowing it from on the day that I borrowed it. Made me angry, but I still saw it through to the end.

I think I speak for most people on the planet when I say

Citizen Kane, Soylent Green, The Empire Strikes Back, The Sixth Sense

It wasn't that big of a deal, but I had FF7 spoiled for me. Not the Aeris bit, but the ending (which isn't as bad as spoiling the Aeris bit would have been.) My roomate and I were going thru it at the same time, and I had just created my first save on the last disc. I stop to go to class, and watch this pretty sweet combat my roomate is doing. I ask him what fight that was... last one. Watched the end and credits... never to this day have finished that game myself. It kind of ruined it.

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