Spoilers; How We Hate Thee

Entertainment is a major part of our postmodernist culture. It has become entwined with our daily lives from the television shows we regularly watch to the movies we see at the theatre. However our entertainment experience has changed in the last six years with the introduction of social media phenomena. Facebook and Twitter have given us a new medium to meet new people all over the world that love the same television program or new blockbuster film.

I have enjoyed my experience meeting new people who love the same shows and movies as I do. However there’s one thing that really peeves me and that’s people who tweet or update their Facebook Update with spoilers – running the show or movie that I haven’t seen lately. I have unfollowed people because of it. Regretfully, I have to admit that I have been responsible for spoiling stuff as well.

Not to mention due to other ways to watch such as streaming via Netflix or other such services

What is a spoiler?

When someone reveals an unknown aspect of something which you likely would have rather learned on your own.

I believe that this should be adopted by everyone:

Television series: They must be airing their most recent season. You have seventy-two hours (three days) to catch up with the rest of the world. If you aren’t going to watch the show within three days you most likely won’t watch it if you have more than

Film: Not a lot of people go see a movie at the midnight premiere or get advanced tickets. Nor do a lot of people go opening weekend. If they are a blockbuster film (such as Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness and (sadly) Fast & Furious, etc) the spoiler free zone is eight days. However if the movie is not a popular films such as recent release Scientologist propagandistic bullshit After Earth then it’s just three days like television shows.

Video games: Yes, you can spoil a video game storyline as well. If its a blockbuster the same goes with film, eight days. If it’s not going to sell a bajillion copies follow the television method of three days.

Books: You read books…? NERD!! Kidding… I read books too and there’s no shame in being a nerd! Books are a lot different than video games, movies and television shows. They can be very simple to overtly complex. It takes me quite a while to read a book. A month on average. I say the spoiler free zone in this case is three weeks tops. But if the book has been out for over thirteen years like the third book of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice & Fire A Storm of Swords (which the third season of Game of Thrones is currently based on) then you are out of luck.

Books in visual media: If your favourite book becomes a television series or a movie or maybe even a video game, please for the love of The Mother (teeheehee) follow what I’ve written above. I know I was snarky to a few people to their reactions to the Red Wedding event that partook in last Sunday’s episode of GoT but I am sure that I didn’t spoil it for anyone. If I did, I’m sorry. But please wait three days or the eight if it is an actual blockbusters because your fellow fans will love you for it.

This is the Anth Spoiler Scale Guide. If you have a better idea, post in the comments!

What are your thoughts on my idea for spoilers?

Tweets I Could Not Tweet

Tweets I could have tweeted on my trip if I wasn’t on the frontier of civilization and had wifi coverage since due to my unemployment I can’t afford my mobile phone… So here you go! (They could also be Facebook updates too!)

Guess where I am? @vancougmama’s fav place in the -world! Merritt!

I just saw a whole bunch of snow, who wants some motherfucking sno-cones?! Seriously a lot of snow!

Sno-cones for everyone! My treat!

Haha! *runs* I’m in Kamloops! Just passing through and waving my hands hello to @PirateMeghan @leannimal & @antiphrasic.

Made an Airedale friend at the Chevron in Revelstoke = life made. Good to finally have A GOOD memory of this town!

Four cups of coffee later…I’m still tired!

Goodbye British Columbia, see you in two weeks.

Hello Alberta. Do you feel me? Do you feel me inside of you? Alberta, I am sorry your hockey teams are shit! No really I’m not! LOL

Just finished 11/22/63 by Stephen King. Great story. Very happy with the ending.

In Calgary. Stalking you. Not you. The person behind you. Nope sorry I was wrong it was @superdalebot all along! Lol

Twelve hour Emmadale withdrawal feels like forever :C

I hate not having WiFi or 3G.

Goddamm this wasteland! I hope the Zombie Apocalypse has Internet or there will be dire consequences!

I wished that sixth cup of coffee had the following warning: You are going to have to pee in an hour, dickhole!

I love The Living Skies province! Especially at nighttime! Meteors! Stars! Moon!

They have everything here that people can be identified by huderites, hippies, hosers and you guessed it hipsters!

So Germany loss to a nation of guidos? Again? Grrr!

Happy Canadia Day! It was good to see all my aunts, uncles & cousins on my dad’s side.

Happy Christmas in July!

My seven year old cousin whooped my butt at UNO. Good times!

Happy Fourth of July, y’all!

So who won the Euro Cup? Don’t tell me. I PVRed it. Don’t judge me.

Remind me Spring of next year to buy myself a set of golf clubs so I can play with my family if I come out next year.

It’s been over a week and I miss my dog. Yes, there were dogs here but it made my Emmadale withdrawal worse I miss my doggie. So hard. 😦

Just took my 90 year old grandmother to her retirement home. She’s in better shape than I am! :$

Goodbye farm! I hope to see you again soon!

Just said see you soon to my elderly Grandma Tractor 😦

Goodbye Saskatchewan! See you in another year (hopefully).

Hello Alberta, can’t say I’ve missed you ;-p

I want to move to the Albertan foothills. Who wants to give me a million dollars? Buffett? Gates?

Mountains, you’ve been missed. Glad you didn’t go anywhere! ;-p

I’m back in BC! Beware the Anth is back!

God, the new Jalapeño Asiago Mozzarella bagel & Chipotle Turkey sandwich is fucking awesome at @TimHortons #omnomnom

I think they need to utilize nanotechnology to battle the pine beetle! Science!

Almost all people who drive a truck are dicks. I guess they don’t follow Mr Wheaton on Twitter. I need a haircut.

I could live in a town like Kamloops. Or is it a city? 🙂