Man-Size (man_size) wrote,


As a creator of stories, it's important to know your ending so you then figure out how to get there and seed and stagger the narrative with enough drama and pathos to CARE what happens. Once you spoil twists and turns and the ending, all that work is destroyed. Sure, people MUTUALLY discuss story twists and endings all the time. It's what makes us jive and thrive. But, the second you just blurt out these things in a public forum with no regard to the people who HAVEN'T enjoyed said story, it's selfish and rude and kills the suspense that the auteur/s spent blood, sweat, and tears (and sometimes years) devising. Why indulge any story if you know how it turns out? What's the fun in that?

Naturally, I'm only defending the stories that have spoiler specific narratives. Not all stories are spoilerific but some stories depend on the twists and I respect that. Alas, I don't have the money and time to watch all the new shows and movies and read all the books and comix I want to when they come out. I'm too busy trying to make a living at making stories and I appreciate when the discussions that do occur on my friend's social networking feeds about stories (any story) add SPOILER ALERTS to their comments. It allows me the CHOICE to engage or not engage at that time.

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