Why do people spoil things without caring?

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I want a straight, honest answer as to why people liberally talk about "those plot twist parts" instead of simply allowing others to view it for themselves.

Also, who the Hell talks about the MAIN PLOT TWIST knowing there could be people around them who haven't seen it?

Isn't this a self answering question?

Why do people spoil things without caring?

They don't care, that's why.

Well, did you know that in Fight Club, Marla Singer is actually the fat guy with manboobs?

Thats the sort of thing I do. Give people fake plot twists. It amuses me greatly.

AuntyEthel:
Well, did you know that in Fight Club, Marla Singer is actually the fat guy with manboobs?

Thats the sort of thing I do. Give people fake plot twists. It amuses me greatly.

Or that the guy with the bleach blonde hair is the lead singer from 30 seconds to mars.

darkless:

AuntyEthel:
Well, did you know that in Fight Club, Marla Singer is actually the fat guy with manboobs?

Thats the sort of thing I do. Give people fake plot twists. It amuses me greatly.

Or that the guy with the bleach blonde hair is the lead singer from 30 seconds to mars.

At least he gets put into a full-nelson and has his face smashed into the floor repeatedly. Pity it wasn't real.

AuntyEthel:

darkless:

AuntyEthel:
Well, did you know that in Fight Club, Marla Singer is actually the fat guy with manboobs?

Thats the sort of thing I do. Give people fake plot twists. It amuses me greatly.

Or that the guy with the bleach blonde hair is the lead singer from 30 seconds to mars.

At least he gets put into a full-nelson and has his face smashed into the floor repeatedly. Pity it wasn't real.

That would have solved a lot of problems all right maybe he wouldn't have been able to sing if his jaw had been broken.

darkless:

AuntyEthel:

darkless:

AuntyEthel:
Well, did you know that in Fight Club, Marla Singer is actually the fat guy with manboobs?

Thats the sort of thing I do. Give people fake plot twists. It amuses me greatly.

Or that the guy with the bleach blonde hair is the lead singer from 30 seconds to mars.

At least he gets put into a full-nelson and has his face smashed into the floor repeatedly. Pity it wasn't real.

That would have solved a lot of problems all right maybe he wouldn't have been able to sing if his jaw had been broken.

He can't really sing anyway. AAAAHHH!!! MAARRRYYY MEEE!!! MARRYYY MEEE!!!

Why do people care about threads like this?
Oh wait they dont.

AuntyEthel:

darkless:

AuntyEthel:

darkless:

AuntyEthel:
Well, did you know that in Fight Club, Marla Singer is actually the fat guy with manboobs?

Thats the sort of thing I do. Give people fake plot twists. It amuses me greatly.

Or that the guy with the bleach blonde hair is the lead singer from 30 seconds to mars.

At least he gets put into a full-nelson and has his face smashed into the floor repeatedly. Pity it wasn't real.

That would have solved a lot of problems all right maybe he wouldn't have been able to sing if his jaw had been broken.

He can't really sing anyway. AAAAHHH!!! MAARRRYYY MEEE!!! MARRYYY MEEE!!!

Actually he's screaming bury me.

I know that because my gf loves that song.

My friends sister managed to spoil the ending to the Sixth Sense by commenting on how good it was, and how they wouldn't guess the twist which was ... ...

They turned round and sat back down.

I guessed it after the opening sequence.

Horrid film.

darkless:
Actually he's screaming bury me.

I know that because my gf loves that song.

Seriously? Since it came out, me and all my friends have been laughing at how lame it was cause it sounds like he's screaming marry me. Oh well, I'll just pretend I still don't know.

Who would have though darth vader was luke skywalkers father

People spoil things without caring because the sixth sense guy was dead all along.

AuntyEthel:

darkless:
Actually he's screaming bury me.

I know that because my gf loves that song.

Seriously? Since it came out, me and all my friends have been laughing at how lame it was cause it sounds like he's screaming marry me. Oh well, I'll just pretend I still don't know.

good plan ya got there.

darkless:

Actually he's screaming bury me.

I know that because my gf loves that song.

Haha, poor you.

Every since book 4, every Harry Potter has been ruined for me. It's always "Have you gotten to the part where -------- dies?" I just sit there and stare off into blank space, because my anger cannot be safely expressed. I don't think many people do it on purpose. I just think that they don't think about what they're saying.

Damien the Pigeon:
Every since book 4, every Harry Potter has been ruined for me. It's always "Have you gotten to the part where -------- dies?" I just sit there and stare off into blank space, because my anger cannot be safely expressed. I don't think many people do it on purpose. I just think that they don't think about what they're saying.

Yeah, that happened to me. When I heard about the major death in the 6th book I went into denial and started rocking myself in the fetal position. Couldn't care less now though.

Really irritates me how people can be inconsiderate enough to not make sure other people know the plot point before discussing it, or use spoiler tags in forums. I understand it would be hard to avoid in 'most emotional moments in gaming threads'etc but in otherwise unrelated threads, dropping in the spoiler to KOTOR or FFX without due care is unforgivable imo. Its just plain not fair on people who have the story deprived of a major emotional impact.

I think its because KEVIN SPACEY IS KEYSER SOZE.

Does it count as spoiling a movie if it is a remake of a movie that was based off of a book? If it is then I guess I should have apologized to my Math teacher in grade 11 when he overheard me talking about a movie with a friend.

Well, assuming the person just wants to talk about the game or movie or book, the spoiler is a fairly significant portion of the story. Having to tiptoe around it constantly gets a little annoying since your conversation is always going to be handicapped as a consequence.

Try talking about Star Wars without mentioning light sabers or something. When you take out a chunk of the story, the conversation always remains a sort of inane "GO SEE IT" chat.

Did you know Sephiroth killes Aerith?

Did I spoiled that for you?...

Snape kills Trinity with Rosebud!

Soylent green is people!

Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker's father!

Stephanie Brown!

Something improbable happens in a Metal Gear game because of nanomachines!

Vlane:
Did you know Sephiroth killes Aerith?

Did I spoiled that for you?...

Thephiroth killth Aerith?! You bathtard! I haven't finithed dithc one yet!

This is exactly why I don't read movie or television reviews at IGN.com anymore. Their "reviews" are little more than plot summaries littered with spoilers. Some of their plot summaries...I mean "reviews", don't even warn that they contain spoilers.

People who don't care about the subject in question will talk about twists. For example, I've been casually talking about the one in the movie Wanted, because I didn't care for it and would prefer no one saw the magical weaving machine of fate and its accompanying morons. I still won't give away the twist in Silent Hill 2 for the sake of the four people who don't know it yet, though. Y'see?

thedrop2zer0:
This is exactly why I don't read movie or television reviews at IGN.com anymore. Their "reviews" are little more than plot summaries littered with spoilers. Some of their plot summaries...I mean "reviews", don't even warn that they contain spoilers.

Which is odd, because I thought the point of a review was to determine if a game is worth playing in the first place....not that I trust IGN in that regard anyway.

Movie trailers and previews for TV shows do this too. You can almost catch up on a full season of Lost just by watching the previews for each episode.

pigeon_of_doom:

Damien the Pigeon:
Every since book 4, every Harry Potter has been ruined for me. It's always "Have you gotten to the part where -------- dies?" I just sit there and stare off into blank space, because my anger cannot be safely expressed. I don't think many people do it on purpose. I just think that they don't think about what they're saying.

Yeah, that happened to me. When I heard about the major death in the 6th book I went into denial and started rocking myself in the fetal position. Couldn't care less now though.

Really irritates me how people can be inconsiderate enough to not make sure other people know the plot point before discussing it, or use spoiler tags in forums. I understand it would be hard to avoid in 'most emotional moments in gaming threads'etc but in otherwise unrelated threads, dropping in the spoiler to KOTOR or FFX without due care is unforgivable imo. Its just plain not fair on people who have the story deprived of a major emotional impact.

I agree. I end up feeling the same way when I'm watching a movie and someone guesses the plot. "Oh, I bet she's been his daughter this whole time!" If they're right, I get totally upset because it still takes away the surprise.

A few days back this lady on the train got upset with a coworker and I for discussing the end to Valkyrie. The movie about the assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler. Apparently she didn't want to know how that one ended before she saw it. (spoiler: he lives)

photog212:
A few days back this lady on the train got upset with a coworker and I for discussing the end to Valkyrie. The movie about the assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler. Apparently she didn't want to know how that one ended before she saw it. (spoiler: he lives)

LMAO thats like saying the fuckin Titanic sunk thus ruining the movie Titanic for people.

Fanboy:
People spoil things without caring because the sixth sense guy was dead all along.

Nooooooo! I'll get my own back on you! The Titanic sinks! Haha!

Ugh. This happens to me with my friends way too often. They just don't THINK about what they're saying.

Prime example. I just bought the 1st season of Heroes on DVD. I haven't finished it yet, but I'm a decent way through. I discussed parts of the show with one of my coworkers, making sure to mention to her that I was only partly through season 1.

Me: So yeah, I really like it so far. The characters and the story premise are pretty interesting.
Friend: Did you get to the part where _____ dies?

I fucking FLIPPED OUT.

mspencer82:

thedrop2zer0:
This is exactly why I don't read movie or television reviews at IGN.com anymore. Their "reviews" are little more than plot summaries littered with spoilers. Some of their plot summaries...I mean "reviews", don't even warn that they contain spoilers.

Which is odd, because I thought the point of a review was to determine if a game is worth playing in the first place....not that I trust IGN in that regard anyway.

Movie trailers and previews for TV shows do this too. You can almost catch up on a full season of Lost just by watching the previews for each episode.

I haven't really noticed spoilers in their game reviews, just movie and television reviews.

Arsen:
I want a straight, honest answer as to why people liberally talk about "those plot twist parts" instead of simply allowing others to view it for themselves.

Also, who the Hell talks about the MAIN PLOT TWIST knowing there could be people around them who haven't seen it?

It's often because twists, especially main plot twists are the most notable aspects of the films. It would be difficult to talk about the other aspects of the film if they revolve around the twist.

Same with games though they generally have longer playtime and the twists don't tend to affect the overall experience as much as in films.

Darth Vader is Luke's father! HA!

I would hardly call them spoilers anymore because nowadays you can predict the outcome of 98% of the crap they produce.

But I guess because
A) They're idiots.
B) They like to do it because they know people hate it.

I just bought the Usual Suspects & Sixth Sense as I hadn't got round to seeing them, then I see a guy wearing this..

http://www.threadless.com/product/844/Spoilt#zoom

They just don't give a damn about anyone who hasn't seen a film.

Edit: Spoiler alert on link, if you hadn't guessed. More than just the previously mentioned films too.

Arsen:
I want a straight, honest answer as to why people liberally talk about "those plot twist parts" instead of simply allowing others to view it for themselves.

Also, who the Hell talks about the MAIN PLOT TWIST knowing there could be people around them who haven't seen it?

I've done it once, because it was Jane Eyre, now the only people I knew who liked that book were some of the girls and they were way ahead of the scheduled reading (I was slightly ahead, but not by much). So yeah, I told my friend what happened before he got there, he didn't care though.

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