This is the line I give when I explain to people why spoilers don’t bother me.
Very good point. For me, the same line explains why spoilers do bother me. Knowing the ending can make the journey much less exciting because there aren’t any surprises.
Spoilers bother me because they reveal a part of the journey before I get there myself.
Spoilers aren’t always about the destination. Sometimes they ARE about the journey.
spoilers are a mixed bag in my opinion. I am far to curious to ever leave them be and nine times out of ten they don’t make me mad or don’t actually make it worse for me but if I can get there myself it is also fun.
As has been suggested before, people who don’t want spoilers should simply skip these comments.
Looking at the dates of the comments, ALL of us are on the second (or third…) time through. And we are still re-reading this strip even though no surprises are left.
Just like we spend time with old friends even though we already know what they are about.
Putting details of the future plot into the comments (spoilers) allows one to indulge their free association and advertise the fact they been through story. It can detract from the entertainment of first timers. Without commenting on how that balances out, saying do not read the comments is being a troll IMHO.
I like how it was done with forest gump. Where you started almost at the destination, and were told about the journey that you missed up to that point.
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