The Last Jedi is almost upon us which means people are on high alert for spoilers.
But do you care?
I have a strange relationship with spoilers. When I was a kid, my parents started casually talking about the big twist from The Sixth Sense when I told them I was going to see it the next day.
I still enjoyed the movie.
After that, I stopped really caring about spoilers. There are still things that I would rather not know, moments and plot twists left as happy little surprises along the way but I'm rather unfazed when someone drops a spoiler on me. If something is good, it's good even if you know what's going to happen. Using a major twist to prop up an otherwise okay bit of media feels like a crutch to me.
This mentality only got worse when I discovered TV Tropes. I would start watching a new show or movie and immediately hop on TV Tropes and find out everything that happened ahead of time.
It took a while but I did eventually break the habit. Now I try to enjoy things like a normal person.
Funnily enough, I managed to completely avoid spoilers for The Force Awakens for almost an entire month before seeing the movie simply by being inattentive.
While I no longer seek out spoilers, I know that my blasé approach is unusual. So how about the rest of you? Do you care about spoilers? What steps (if any) do you take to avoid them?
Just because I don't care about spoilers doesn't give you free reign to post them in the comments. Don't be a jerk.
Use spoiler tags if you're going to post spoilers and be clear what you're spoiling.