"She was a 30-year-old midget!"
Yes, we've all experienced it. The moment someone lets slip, deliberately or by accident, the end of the film, an all encompassing part of the plot. They've ruined the entire experience for you haven't they? Good lord, they've spoiled it. Haven't they?
I recently ran a poll asking what you thought about spoilers. Did you hate them for perhaps obvious reasons or did you like them, even seek them out? I joked that maybe you wanted to seem as though you had worked out who the killer was so that your friends could be in ore of your greatness.
I can understand why people dislike them. The result of the pole made your thoughts quite clear; you didn't want them. Surely the whole point of watching a new film or reading a new book is to experience it for the first time? Have those scares or surprises first hand, as it happens. But really why are spoilers so popular?
I know my poll says different but take a quick look on the Internet and you'll see there are tons of websites dedicated to films, books and soaps, revealing all over the freaking place. I must say I'm in two minds. I want to be surprised. I want that exciting shock of the new in real time. But there is still a part of me that wants all the info right here right now. Maybe just so I can't ever be disappointed?
So, you voted yes or no. Care to elaborate?