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Green Room - Week 3 - Day 4

Herimone is black.

*sits back and watches the internet react in predictable ways*

Garfield is Bill the Cat's father.

You weren't expecting that one now were you? ;)

In most circles it's only a "spoiler" when you are revealing something before it comes out. That's the traditionally accepted definition. Or at least the "old school" one.

Now you have people complaining about spoilers a month out from the release of something - because they haven't had the chance to check it out yet.

Honestly, I'm still shocked that the internet has been this well behaved with "The Force Awakens", but I'm starting to hear rumblings of discontent, where people have started seeing "spoilers" from their friends.

I'm thinking that by the 1 week point, the truce is going to break entirely and people are going to start talking about what happened in the open. I may be wrong, but if I am, it's only because people are busy this time of year.

So if you are someone who won't see it until after that point, and you haven't unfollowed everyone on FB (to avoid seeing their comments in other people's spaces) - and you care about not knowing what is going to happen - I would really start locking things down on your social media. Saying "don't tell me" in your own space doesn't mean that you won't see it happening in someone else's.

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It's no spoiler warning needed for the new topics: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/874412.html or this week's Work Room: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/874592.html

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anyonesghost
Dec. 22nd, 2015 02:22 pm (UTC)
But I thought the whole point of the Internet was that it's exclusively my space, my safe space, and everyone's on my lawn only for as long as they're well-behaved? Everyone should be conforming to my rules and expectations - that's just how the internet works.

Right? Right. I'm glad we had this discussion.

(Mostly, I assumed the Internet would shoot first if I didn't give them ten days after the premiere before saying anything, and have acted accordingly.)
clauderainsrm
Dec. 22nd, 2015 02:26 pm (UTC)
The internet is "the good guys" and they never, ever, shoot first!

Right?
anyonesghost
Dec. 22nd, 2015 02:28 pm (UTC)
Depends on whether you think of the Internet as being John Wayne or Jack Reacher?
clauderainsrm
Dec. 22nd, 2015 02:33 pm (UTC)
Jack the Ripper
ellakite
Dec. 22nd, 2015 05:20 pm (UTC)
Garfield is Bill the Cat's father.

Aw, come on, Gary! That can't possibly be true, because everybody knows that Ziggy had Garfield neutered...
ellakite
Dec. 23rd, 2015 01:48 am (UTC)
Oh, *SURE*! Try to confuse me with *FACTS*!
Who are you going to believe -- the creator of BLOOM COUNTY or Joel Hodgeson of MST3K?

(Check out the following link, starting at 6:03)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pbzkn4Wce-A
ryl
Dec. 22nd, 2015 10:13 pm (UTC)
Heathcliff is really Bill's father. He just blamed Garfield and refused to take a paternity test.
dmousey
Dec. 23rd, 2015 11:45 pm (UTC)
Oh no you didn't! LOL- Heathcliffe! I haven't thought about him in years! ;)
dmousey
Dec. 24th, 2015 01:33 am (UTC)
Oh no you didn't! LOL- Heathcliffe! I haven't thought about him in years! ;)
swirlsofblue
Dec. 22nd, 2015 06:13 pm (UTC)
Uh, I'm having such an up and down on whether I can be bothered to go and watch Force Awakens. It feels too much like something I 'Have' to watch because I'm a sci-fi fan. And I'm busy with Christmas. But then so many people are saying it's awesome. I don't know what I want.

Are we allowed to use the icons from yesterdays post?

clauderainsrm
Dec. 22nd, 2015 06:14 pm (UTC)
That's why I posted them!

and yes, you need to go see it.

Tell anyone who asks that you may be eliminated if you don't! ;)
swirlsofblue
Dec. 22nd, 2015 07:16 pm (UTC)
Lol ;)
roina_arwen
Dec. 22nd, 2015 10:25 pm (UTC)
It really IS awesome! :)
swirlsofblue
Dec. 23rd, 2015 05:37 pm (UTC)
I'll have to go then :)
sarcasmoqueen
Dec. 22nd, 2015 08:26 pm (UTC)
Funnily enough, in my head until I saw the movie, I always thought that Hermione WAS black! And not because I am black myself, just because they kept talking about *bushy* hair, and lord knows if I didn't do something about it, my hair would be extremely bushy... (although bushy is not the word I would use, I prefer THICK)

Edited at 2015-12-22 08:27 pm (UTC)
dreamsreflected
Dec. 22nd, 2015 08:35 pm (UTC)
See I make real effort to never see anything until it's been out for a year or two and thoroughly spoiled for me. I'm so bad I will google a plot synopsis of a movie I'm watching while I'm watching it because I honestly just do not have time to pay full attention if it's not gonna be worth it. If it's good the first time I will likely rewatch it though. I find it really frustrating when people get so hyped about spoilers the Internet is a giant spoiler for everything that's what I love about it. I have literally added years of my life thanks to all the movies I don't even have to watch. Like Trainwreck or Inside Out or whatever that new one is about the Jedi's and shit...
mac_arthur_park
Dec. 22nd, 2015 08:59 pm (UTC)
Actually, the revelation that Garfield is Bill the Cat's father is vindication. I've been insisting on that for YEARS (mostly to torture my mother and sister).
reckless_blues
Dec. 23rd, 2015 01:28 am (UTC)
I haven't had time to beat the Bloodborne DLC that came out three weeks ago because of school (and sucking at the game) and I am dying.

Fortunately everybody's pretty good at tagging it on Tumblr and that's where I do most of my social media shit.

...not that it matters because I keep peeking in the tags I have blocked.
dmousey
Dec. 23rd, 2015 11:42 pm (UTC)
How many people remember Bill the Cat (akkk!) Or Opus...nevermind! Stumbled in late I see! :)

Edited at 2015-12-24 01:35 am (UTC)
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