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The Worst Spoiler I Ever Did.

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The Worst Spoiler I Ever Did.

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I was in my livingroom. I was a bit tipsy. I was chatting with a bunch of friends about movies we recently had seen. This was late 1999.
I mentioned that I was so impressed by The Sixth Sense because when you realize the final gut-punch of the story you're like 'OH MY GOD, I should have KNOWN all ALONG IT was ALL RIGHT THERE!'

And one of my friends turns to me and says '...I haven't seen it yet'.

Every time I get in a discussion of spoilers, I remember this, and feel like a jerk all over again.
Again, mea culpa, scanner_darkly.
  • I have a friend whose mother likes to begin conversations about TV shows with "I know you don't want to know this yet, but ..." There is a special section of Hell set aside for people who do this ON PURPOSE.

    By the way I thought the Sixth Sense thing was obvious from the start. So I don't think it's much of a spoiler. But apparently a lot of people feel otherwise.
  • See, my theory on spoilers is this.. if it's a movie that's been out for more than a few years and you haven't seen it yet, then it's your duty to warn people when they start to talk about it or clamp your hands over your ears or something rather than just make everyone assume that you live under a rock and haven't seen it yet ;)
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      • It was 'The Others'. And Yes, I fucking LOVE that movie. That movie's singlehandedly responsible for me thinking Nicole Kidman maybe WAS an actress AFTER all.
  • Heh. You're forgiven.

    It was even funnier because Raphael and I were sitting on your couch talking about how we really should go see Sixth Sense and see what the hoo-hah was all about. Oh, the irony.
  • I mentioned that I was so impressed by The Sixth Sense because when you realize the final gut-punch of the story you're like 'OH MY GOD, I should have KNOWN all ALONG IT was ALL RIGHT THERE!'

    Unless you actually went into greater detail than this, I hardly consider that a spoiler. It is a pretty vague pronoun. Bugs and Daffy have trouble over more clarified pronouns.

    But my rule of thumb for a spoiler is thirty days except for TV because not everything airs the same day. Other than that, if someone yells "no spoilers," I don't spoil then either.

    This is the age of the Internet and instant media bytes.

    It's nice that you want to show respect to your friends and all. Seriously. But spoilers come down like rain these days.

  • I have absolutely nothing to say about the substance of this post. What I want to talk about is that icon! This is the image of the dog who is about to reveal to you that dogs can talk and that you are about to be killed for knowing this.
    • This is my new AAAAUGH icon. To me, he looks like he's going 'Shit! SHIT! God DAMMIT!'
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