Spoilers is this week's topic at Team Carnival.
You want to know my take? Read after the jump.
Haha, that's the first time I did that kind of thing in blogging. It's sort of like holding back spoilers from movies or TV episodes you've seen, but once egged about it, you just have to give it away.
You probably won't see the effect when you go straight to my post, but I digress.
Anyway, to tell you guys the truth, I like reading spoilers. No, let's rephrase that: I don't care about spoilers, when people tell me a sudden twist in a story or something. At least I know what to expect. Most of the time, if not verbally from friends, I read spoilers written in forum sites. They post it like this:
SPOILER: This is how people write spoilers online.
And if you're tempted, all you have to do is highlight the space after the word "spoiler."
How soon is too soon to give out spoilers? Well, the essence of a spoiler is to, well, ruin the viewing/reading pleasure of someone, so as long as a person doesn't know what the ending of a story is, telling him or her beforehand will truly piss him/her off.
Now, should you tell spoilers to people? If they ask for it, then yes. If not, try holding it back. One of the things I like to see when people watch or read something is their reaction to the twist and turns of the story. When I see their eyes widen or hear them gasp as they encounter the twist in the story, it makes me want to gloat -- coz I knew it way before than they did.
Evil me, huh?
It's actually up to you if you want to reveal things before other people know about it. But of course, let's also be considerate. Other people would want to relish in the story, so let's not ruin their reading/viewing pleasure by giving out spoilers, especially when not asked.