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Imadethisupwithnoforethought's avatar

What are the rules around discussing a story plot with friends?

Asked by Imadethisupwithnoforethought (14335 points ) May 1st, 2012

So you have seen a highly anticipated movie or read the latest Harry Potter book before anyone else, and are very excited to discuss it.

What are the rules around sharing the details of the plot with those who have not read or seen it yet?

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digitalimpression's avatar

If it is a highly anticipated movie, than no talking.

If it is a movie that we were on the fence about ever seeing than talk it up.

Seaofclouds's avatar

I always check to see if the other person is okay with discussing it before they read/see it. If not, I wait until they have read/seen it and then discuss it. At the most, I might tell them what I thought about it and tell them to read/see it sooner than later.

Coloma's avatar

I don’t mind spoilers at all, really, I figure I am still going to enjoy the book/movie. My daughter freaks out, she hates spoilers, we always go round and round with this. I ask a lot of questions and she refuses to tell me. &^%#@%!!! lol

Trillian's avatar

When my son was seven he taught me not to be a “movie teller”. I never forgot.

chyna's avatar

Don’t “kiss and tell”.

mothermayi's avatar

It depends on the person. Some people like “spoilers,” but some people don’t.

Blackberry's avatar

This douchebag saw the Avengers before everyone else and actually thought it was ok to tell me parts of the movie. Who the hell does that?

Imadethisupwithnoforethought's avatar

@Blackberry the part where the thing and the thing with the thing happened? So good.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

If something you write is a potential spoiler, make sure you alert the recipient in the Subject field of your message.

Coloma's avatar

I guess I’m in the minority, but then again, I want to know EVERYTHING!
My daughter and I saw ” Hunger Games” a few weeks ago, she had already seen it the week before with her boyfriend and she still wouldn’t tell anything. lol

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AngryWhiteMale's avatar

A book like Harry Potter, I would probably wait until we had all read it. A movie, however, I might superficially discuss the general plot, but would wait to discuss detailed bits and pieces (along with spoilers!) until everyone had seen it (or at least indicated they had no plans to watch it and wouldn’t be bothered by spoilers).

augustlan's avatar

No spoilers! Unless they are never going to see or read it.

PurpleClouds's avatar

No rules as far as I’m concerned. If you don’t want to hear about it stay out of any conversations until you’ve read the book.

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