Of course I'm going to open up the journal with the venting and rage because it's best to get that out of the way. If that's enough to get you to turn away from reading the rest, then you were in the wrong place in to begin with. I've always made rage journals complaining about this or that, the encounters I've had with people over DA, or some stupid shit I found over the internet, so I'm not in any way or fashion doing anything that I didn't already do before. If anything, this is actual activity from me, since I haven't updated my journal since some months ago. Anyway, here goes: (and I'll attempt to take a page out of Maddox - I know I'm not worthy - here in the way I write this)
Ever take into consideration the feelings of another person when you're talking about a specific movie title, anime, video game, or book and they say, "no spoilers, I don't want to know anything about it"? Of course you don't. They're whining and expect you to cater to their over sensitive nature and that shit's for TODDLERS. I'll break it down for you, the reasons why you shouldn't care about spoilers, or why you should at least care LESS about having something spoiled for you.
Firs things' first, what's got your knickers in a bunch now Shen? Well, you see, I was at another person's picarto last night, attempting to watch him draw in peace, while sampling the musics he listens to because they happen to be pretty badass. I happen to notice something on a website that I frequent and lo and behold, "BERSERK" another animated picture came screaming in my fucking face, demanding that I go see this when it drops that beat in July of this year or suffer the fate of having my kids for breakfast. Anyone in their right mind would go see this shit the very milisecond the thing's available, and like a faggoty schoolgirl I screamed with glee and told everyone in the chat about it. Someone who appeared to be having a shit day decided to chime in after four posts from myself about the series, none of which revealed anything plotwise except for the fact that Puck is not present in most of the Berserk animations, which doesn't really mean shit, nor does it give you any hint of what has or will happen. After several attempts to get under my skin on previous topics before getting to this one, I decided to press the issue anyway. Because he didn't like the fact that I minced words with other people beforehand on topics regarding stuff such as MS AI Tay who was murdered over the past week for the crime of developing her own personality, he intended to try to shut down any further attempts by saying that a spoiler is "subjective" and his idea of a spoiler is anything that occurs in a medium that you are experiencing - and since I know that there are dumbasses out there that truly believe this, I'll get back onto this in a little bit. I continued to press on and the guy tried to insult my intelligence, so I spoiled the entire Golden Egg Arc for him.
That was pretty genius. For whatever reason, you didn't like my attitude, which at the time was harmless and neutral towards you, and decided to get huffy with me only to the reward of having the first 14 volumes of the manga spoiled for you. Are you happy with yourself? Satisfied with your accomplishment? Ever heard the phrase "let sleeping dragons lie"? I don't even have to promote myself to a dragon, I could just be any other nuisance. Just because I label myself a troll doesn't mean I'm currently trolling, trolling you, or doing anything detrimental your way.
That was pretty much it though, the arguing got quelled pretty quickly and then I noticed it was well past my aloted awake time, and I peaced out.
So alright, why am I writing so much about this? Well, this isn't the first time I've run into people who have their panties in a bunch about spoilers. They're so overly sensitive about them that they're willing to shut down someone else's enjoyment in discussion of a particular series over it. My only response to these people, if I have very little vested interest in them, or they're not someone I care about enough, is to simply blatantly throw out a massive spoiler for them. And they deserve it, cuz they're fucking idiots.
Don't understand why? Well, let's look on into it.
First off, spoilers aren't subjective. The idea is so mindnumbingly stupid that it causes ass cancer merely contemplating it. Taking spoilers subjectively makes the concept nebulous as fuck and all encompassing, which in turn shuts down conversation on NEARLY EVERYTHING, because who the fuck knows what you have or have not seen, read, watched or heard - we're not fucking psychics. And even if so, it makes a well meaning, rational person that realizes how sensitive you're being consider the oh so popular decision of openly defying you. And you'd deserve it. Because operating on such stupid pretenses makes shit like the very fucking Title a fucking spoiler:
The Title is Berserk
The main character is a BERSERKER
The story hence deals with the intense anger and tragedies that befalls such a character
This is all stuff you could've INTUITIVELY FIGURED OUT without reading a single phrase within the manga.
Omg, next thing you'll tell me you don't read the synopsis on the back of the book because that spoils everythig too. You probably don't even read the genre of the stuff you indulge in, because that's a major spoiler there:
Berserk is swords and sorcery (HOLY SHIT, I JUST SPOILED NEXT 20 CHAPTERS FOR YOU TOO).
You must avoid reviews like the fucking plague:
"The animation, while very well done when hand drawn becomes a horrific wreck when it switches to 3D, attempting to pass the computer generated graphics as cell animation through cutting the frames out, which honestly, brings it down to a choppy eyesore" --> Intense spoiler here dumbass, you didn't get to find out how shitty the animation was when it comes to certain parts by yourself. Oh whatever will you do?
Hell, while you're at it, why not treat life the same fucking way? Go ahead and avoid school so that you don't ever find out that Earth travels AROUND THE SUN, not the other way around. When you're finished reinventing the wheel, kill yourself with it by having it run over you.
Now the rundown on why you shouldn't care (as much) about spoilers.
The worst thing about spoilers, well, isn't the spoiler itself..... IT'S HOW YOU TAKE IT. You see, it's funny that a person can get upset about hearing a spoiler when all that's wrong with one is completely within that person's head - you see, in order for you to be upset about the spoiler, you must first BELIEVE THE PERSON SPOILING IT FOR YOU. You take their word at face value like a complete clown jackass and feel that the thing in question is no longer worth watching. You have no idea whether it's true or not, and may possibly never find out by experiencing the media to even confirm it. How fucking dumb can you be? I could totally just say whatever for the fuck of it and you'll piss yourself with fury over nothing. Guess what?
KYLO REN DIES
HARRY POTTER IS TORTURED TO DEATH
UNICRON EATS PLANET EARTH
JOHN DIES AT THE END
CHARLIE BROWN MOVES AWAY FROM HS FRIENDS
THE MATRIX UPGRADES ITSELF
SAMUEL L JACKSON FOUND THE SNAKES ON THE PLANE
THERE REALLY WAS BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA
CLOUD'S AN ASSHOLE
SEPHIROTH LIKES SWEETS
Even funnier, hell, I could spoil something by telling lies and not even know it. Or a person who happens to be smart who figures out who the killer is before everyone else does can be accused of spoiling the show when it's his first time watching the shit too. How insecure can your little world be?
Another reason why spoilers actually show how insecure YOU AS A PERSON ARE, and expanding on the part about how one can be lying through their teeth or spoil something without knowing it, is the fact that you are pretty much diminishing the value of the title down to singular or small details - as if everything else that happens in the fucking show just wasn't fucking worth it at all. Everything has an end you fucking idiot, do you think that you'd understand everything that occured throughout the entire show if you just skipped to it? Would the significance be lost? Fuck how it happened, right? Do you not see how weak a show must be if it hinges on a single fucking detail being concealed from the audience? You could almost say it's bad storytelling. I love myself a good murder mystery too, and would rather find out who did it myself, but you know what, I'm not going to do something as stupid as reveal a huge lack of character within myself and throw a hissy fit over someone telling me what happened.
Like a respectworthy consumer who appreciates and values the things that he takes time in, I'm going to watch/play/read the title for all it's worth.
435,647 people are reading this and are shocked to find out that Aeris dies.