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May 29, 2012 8:07 AM

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Spoilers are the worse and usually impossible to forget -.-
 
May 29, 2012 8:18 AM

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I guess I'm in the minority, because I can forget about one third of the spoilers I see or hear. If you try to forget a spoiler, you'll just ingrain it deeper into your conscious mind, so the key is to pretend that what you saw or heard wasn't even a spoiler or a "big deal."

Then just go about your day normally, as though nothing significant happened. If you're lucky, you can even watch an episode of the spoiled series immediately afterward, which will actually help clear the spoiler from your mind if the object of the spoiler doesn't appear in that episode (e.g. you read that Character X dies, then watch a new episode in which Character X doesn't happen to appear, which will help your conscious mind focus on the non-Character X aspects of the series).
 
May 29, 2012 8:32 AM

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I cannot forget them unless it spoiled an anime which I don't plan to watch yet.

Also I think people shouldn't spoil anything at all in the episode discussions or in thread titles, not even with spoiler tags. It's just stupid.
 
May 29, 2012 8:52 AM

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I actually do forget spoilers sometimes. Before I started a few series' I read a few reviews/discussions of them that usually contained spoilers. But when I started watching it I completely forgot.

One Piece for example
 
May 29, 2012 8:55 AM

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Doing another thing: read, play with my dog or play games in my computer.
 
May 29, 2012 9:01 AM

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I don't try to forget spoilers.
But for me, it brings up several questions that I'm interested to find out about still.

Say for instance I see that someone has died in a series I like. Sure i'll be like "Jeez! Spoilers! Why would you say that!!"
But at the same time I'll be curious of how they died or what lead up to that point. So there is still more to find out! Rather than just rage at my computer and stop watching or reading, I'll have more questions buzzing around in my head waiting to be answered.
 
May 29, 2012 9:37 AM

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You don't usually forget spoilers, as it can make you mad.
 
May 29, 2012 9:43 AM

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I can't forget them,watched HP almost 7 months after Annoying Orange made that parody,and didn't forget it D:
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May 29, 2012 9:48 AM

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KuroiRider said:
How do you make yourself forget it?


I put off watching that anime for awhile.After watching 3 or 4 other anime I will general forget about the spoilers.
 
May 29, 2012 9:54 AM

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The only time I can forget spoilers is if it's from a show I don't watch. When I think it is an important spoiler I take a break from the anime in order to let the spoil-rage pass and then try to watch the spoiled part as quickly as possible so that I have something new, unspoiled to look forward to.

 
May 29, 2012 10:05 AM

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if its a serious spoiler then you are SOL.

its like when people see a dont push button.. they gotta push it because they dont have enough self control. its very tempting.

NEETs (No Employment Education Training) are the least desirable people anybody would want to hire and yet they are the first choice to become moderators/admins around the internet. They have yet to have established a sense of responsibility or role in society and many are plain leeches (with minor exceptions). They are given "authority" to police sections of the internet with the powers of The Judge, Jury, and Executioner. Isn't that weird?
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May 29, 2012 10:21 AM

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I have to read spoilers before I start a show. While I am watching the show I have a list of all the episodes up on my Kindle so I know for the most part whats going to happen. If I don't I can't focus on the show itself.

 
May 29, 2012 10:40 AM

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Blunt force trauma on yourself might help. Well there are probably better ways to forget spoilers as well.
 
May 29, 2012 10:52 AM

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I never really did mind spoilers. It actually gets my imagination running wild and expecting great things. At times what I imagine is a bit over the top so it makes the impact of the original much less, but I still don't get bothered by it.

I guess I'm in the minority in this case. I have even read ahead in some cases just to know what happens, and to see if it gets more interesting or just gets dull or stays dull. I think it helps me figure out whether I should spend my time on the particular story or not.
 
May 29, 2012 10:54 AM

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It would be so awesome if you could get parts of your memory erased (like in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) to forget spoilers.
 
May 29, 2012 10:58 AM

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PLEASE CLOSE THIS THREAD T.T
I see dead people.
 
May 29, 2012 11:36 AM

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If I read it once, I just avoid thinking about it, listen to music, watch a movie, sleep, or so on. It's a lot easier to forget spoilers if you've just started the series, I think, if the spoiler involves names. It takes me a while to remember names, so it works for me.

I'm a forgetful person in general, so I'm not TOO bad with spoilers. But I really do hate them. This doesn't really have much to do with the topic, but it reminded me of this. A couple of years ago when we were reading To Kill a Mockingbird in class, my teacher failed someone on the entire book because he was going around telling everyone how it ended. She was my all time favorite teacher.
 
May 29, 2012 11:51 AM

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Ryatt said:
I never really did mind spoilers. It actually gets my imagination running wild and expecting great things. At times what I imagine is a bit over the top so it makes the impact of the original much less, but I still don't get bothered by it.

I guess I'm in the minority in this case. I have even read ahead in some cases just to know what happens, and to see if it gets more interesting or just gets dull or stays dull. I think it helps me figure out whether I should spend my time on the particular story or not.
There is a study that suggests that spoilers are not as bad as they seem in terms of "ruining" the experience. For some, spoilers might even enhance the experience. They couldn't really give a "why" explanation for their results though so it should be taken with a grain of salt.
 
May 29, 2012 12:02 PM

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Xjellocross said:
There is a study that suggests that spoilers are not as bad as they seem in terms of "ruining" the experience. For some, spoilers might even enhance the experience. They couldn't really give a "why" explanation for their results though so it should be taken with a grain of salt.

I'd agree though. I've never had my experience ruined by a spoiler.
 
May 29, 2012 12:03 PM

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Impossible for me -_-
 
May 29, 2012 12:12 PM

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Doesn't bother me at all. First because I'm not an idiot and go search for information on any show I want unspoiled and second because if I do want extra information I expect to read spoilers.
 
May 29, 2012 12:14 PM
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Self induced amnesia normally does the trick, although the side effects can be problematic sometimes. For example, I am no longer able to tie my shoelaces and my left eye droops below the other.
 
May 29, 2012 12:18 PM

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I assassinate whoever spoiled it for me.






 
May 29, 2012 12:22 PM

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Nothing I can do about it, I would just deal with it.
 
May 29, 2012 1:16 PM

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Cannot unsee desu. D:
 
May 29, 2012 5:27 PM

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For spoilers I'm one of the minority where it actually get me excited if it's an anime or manga that I like or don't care if I don't like it
 
May 29, 2012 5:33 PM

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I'm normally not bothered by spoilers, and if I was, it probably meant I wasn't going to enjoy the Anime anyway. Most of the time, I appreciate the anime even more seeing how the suspense it maintained although I already know what is going to happen!
 
May 29, 2012 5:42 PM

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When someone doesn't use spoiler tags for a spoiler it really gets on my pip.

I've accidently read so many Clannad spoilers that I just don't feel like watching it.
 
May 29, 2012 5:45 PM

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You don't.
The best thing you can do is avoid any more, and if it's still worth it (IE; if someone told you the end of Deathly Hallows when you were two chapters into Philosopher's Stone, it's probably not) continue reading/watching.

Some things ruin it for you, but some spoilers only make you want to watch more.
 
May 29, 2012 8:31 PM

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At first I thought this thread said so you accidentally see a spider? lol

I don't care about spoilers, I want to know what happens in an anime that I watch. So most of the time I spoil myself by researching info about an anime.
 
May 30, 2012 12:19 AM

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I don't mind spoilers. Unless it's a huge spoiler, it shouldn't refrain me from watching the anime any further.

 
May 30, 2012 12:38 AM

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You can't forget, it ruins the whole experience.
 
May 30, 2012 1:14 AM

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Drink a glass of lysergic acid, ram you head a few times against the wall, then run outside and get run over by a garbage truck.

You should be able to forget.
The Internet is a very bad place, you should never go there.
 
May 30, 2012 1:34 AM

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Depends, most of the time I can just forget it by watching depending on how dramatic the spoiler is.

Like code geass for example
 
May 30, 2012 7:35 AM

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just cry yourself to sleep ..... i just avoid youtube all together prevention is the best method


This ^... YouTube titles, comments, AMVs, all are BAD.

Also sometimes comments on videos on other sites but mostly YouTube...


And to keep on topic........ I really can't forget :\.. It always comes up in my mind.
 
May 30, 2012 8:28 AM

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Well, I can't forget spoilers once I see them, really. Which is why if I'm about to watch/read something, I avoid any possible way for me to see spoilers. I first watch/read what I want to see myself, instead of the spoilers ruining it lol.
 
May 30, 2012 3:43 PM

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Well . . When you see a spoiler . . . You just can't forget . . Most of the time it would ruin everything ):
 
May 30, 2012 7:02 PM

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It really depends on what genre of anime. I mean, if it's something like a Fairy Tail spoiler then no biggie. However, if it's something that takes up a lot of build-up and suspense, I am going to rage extremely hard. I don't deliberately seek out spoilers, but it seems as if I am just cursed to get at least one show per season spoiled. Last season, I got spoiled THE HECK outta Another, a flipping mystery/thriller show. Ruined the whole experience.

But on the other hand, I got spoiled about Code Geass's ending and that really didn't affect my experience much. It really does depends on what type of anime you get spoiled on.

Oh, and yes, I agree - YouTube comments are extremely evil. I made the mistake of scrolling down to the comments of Mirai Nikki's OP... BAM. Spoiler smack dab right there. However, I would usually expect that there wouldn't be any spoilers in the episode discussions of MAL, and that's why I scan through them - that's where I got my Another spoiler. Sigh. I can't really blame anyone, there are a lot of new people after all.
 
May 30, 2012 8:57 PM

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Once you see a spoiler, you cannot unsee it. Such is the way things are.
 
May 30, 2012 9:02 PM

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I always get the biggest part of an anime spoiled because of youtube comments it get's me mad.
 
May 31, 2012 11:49 AM

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I would try not to remember it or just do something about(Not a polite way :) ) the person who showed the spoiler
 
May 31, 2012 8:31 PM

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I like reading comments under anime videos because you get to see how others feel about the episode. Still, some low-lives purposely plant spoilers there. If I see a character name I usually tread cautiously.
 
May 31, 2012 9:20 PM

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i just avoid spoilers, if i see a spoiler i get sooo mad if i didnt see it coming. cuz its so rare for me not to see something coming

 
Jun 1, 2012 6:09 AM

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Doesn't matter to me. I can enjoy stuff though I know the spoilers.
 
Jun 1, 2012 7:51 AM

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If I see a spoiler, chances are my friend Michael showed it to me, or I saw it on Tumblr. If the former, I just give him a smack on the back of the head and swear at him. If the latter, I GTFO of the tag I'm in, or if it's on my Dash, I close the tab.
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DrunkenBlowfish said:
Ho-oh, I'd imagine its like a Skittles flavored turkey.


 
Jun 5, 2012 5:27 PM

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forgetting a spoiler is like trying not to think about The Game..... i just lost the game
 
Jun 5, 2012 5:41 PM

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Depending on how big the spoiler was and how much I wanted to watch the show, it may just stop me from watching it altogether.
 
Jun 5, 2012 5:45 PM

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Usually Im the one who spoils,the only time I see a spoiler is when I want to be spoiled
My name is Signature..
 
Jun 5, 2012 6:02 PM

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I don't, but I can't think of the last time where I was wanting to forget a certain bit of information on a movie or anime.
 
Jun 5, 2012 6:05 PM

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I don't, and then I contemplate killing myself.
 
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