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Shady Talk: Spoiler Alert! Do You Want to Know How It Ends?

by Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

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I’ve been doing it since I was a kid. It’s a dirty little secret and I must confess to all or the guilt will eat at my soul. BAH! Who am I kidding? What guilt? I’m proud to say that I’m a serial spoiler junky.

How does it end?

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Books:
  • I’ve always flipped to the last page of the book.

No shame in this folks. I want to know if there’s a happily ever after. If it doesn’t end on a good note, I seriously do not read the book.

  • Cliffhangers.

No, nope, no way, nadda, not gonna do it. I absolutely detest cliffhangers in books, the only way you’re going to get me to read one is if all the books in the series have already been released. I can’t stand not knowing what happens.

  • Villains.

I seriously want to know if a villain gets his/her comeuppance. If I’m deep into the story and a villain is introduced…*flip, flip flip* I can breathe a sigh of relief if he does. If he doesn’t, well I just have to say that I might be a little disappointed. In the case of a suspense story, I desperately want to know who it is.

  • Mysteries.

Yep, I want to know how they get solved. ( You might be thinking at this point, “How the heck does she enjoy a book?” Well, I can’t really explain it, I just do. No judgement, this is a confession after all ๐Ÿ™‚ ) Now, back to the mysteries part. I do actually attempt to solve it myself and then I go to the end to see if I’m right. Admit it, you probably do this to.

Movies/TV Shows:
  • Let’s face it, spoilers are very hard to avoid.

I’d say that as soon as a movie comes out, or a latest episode of your favorite show, one can’t avoid a spoiler. Especially about The Walking Dead. I mean it’s everywhere! Now, I don’t care if I know what happens or not. But I don’t like it when people say, “Well then don’t go on social media.” Really? Don’t be silly.

  • Anxiety over an episode.

I watch The Walking Dead and I’m always filled with anxiety over the characters and what happens to them. I’m actually one season behind, so when spoilers over this season’s opening episode aired, I actually felt a lot better. I know,ย  I’m weird. I can now watch the rest of the series with a peace of mind.

  • Believe it or not, I don’t like movie spoilers.

Movies are a whole different ball game for me. I don’t like spoilers for movies that I’m dying to see. So, when I heard about what happened in the new Star Wars movie it kind of took the pleasure of the experience away.

  • Movie Trailers.

Come on, they give away too much of the plot in one single trailer. At least a book has a general blurb, but does not say anything about the interesting things that might happen.

 

Things I will not do.

  1. I do not mention spoilers. Whether it is books, movies, or tv shows. I try not to give away key plot points in a book review.
  2. Tell someone to “Get over it.” when they say they don’t like spoilers.
  3. Mention any spoilers to my husband. Boy does he get mad! LOL

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What do you think? Do you like spoilers?

 

 

 

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Lola
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Nope I never do turn to the last page. I hate spoiling myself and I also dislike reading excerpts. I want to read the book from start to finish like how it’s written. I will sometimes read reviews and those can tell you if there’s a HEA or cliffhanger sometimes. I don’t mind cliffhangers too much thought. But especially with mysteries I don’t want to know who the murderer is until the end of the book or until I guess it myself. I got spoiled for the third Divergent book and have had no motivation at all tor ea dit… Read more »

Toady
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I am more a glutton for punishment than you are, I think. I much prefer to go from the beginning through the end before knowing how things end. At that point I am breathless from the beauty of it all, or pissed that it wasn’t what I was hoping for. I hate cliffhangers too. If an author pens a series, I want each book to still deliver a complete story. Don’t make me dependent on buying the next book to get it. Spoilers in reviews? I loathe them. It is pretty rare for me to read every detail of a… Read more »

kimbacaffeinate
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If I know the ending, why read the book. I do get overly anxious when watching something and admit to having a hate/love relationship to that feeling. I know you are not alone, but nope, not me. I too refrain from never mentioning more than the synopsis and avoiding spoilers.. I want readers to experience all the feels. Great topic/confession!

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Sophia Rose
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LOL, to each their own especially since you don’t spoil it for others with what you know. I think the closest I come to this is that I want to know if a trilogy or series follows the same person or shifts to new main characters each time so I’ll read the blurbs on each of the books after the first one. I also will check to see what the last page number is so I’m not fooled into thinking the book is longer, but really those last twenty pages are previews and other releases. I think I do this… Read more »

Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews
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Oh no!!! No, no, no, no, no!!! Absolutely not!! :p I am the complete opposite from you. I don’t even read the summaries on the back of books by my favorite authors, because I want to be 110% sure I go in completely blind ๐Ÿ™‚

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Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight
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Gaaaaahhh! No! I detest spoilers. I don’t think I’ve ever in my entire life purposely looked to see how a book or movie or show episode would end unless I had no plans to read/watch it and was simply curious what everyone else was talking about. For me the anxiety IS the fun. Like, I want to feel what the characters are feeling and be just as unsure about who to trust, what’ll happen, etc. as they are. I don’t even like the fact that most books are so predictable because that’s not as fun for me. I actually like… Read more »

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