Why I just HAVE TO read spoilers – DON’T READ if you haven’t seen Titanic or read Sense & Sensibility and Ana Karenina!

For the last couple of years, I’ve been reading/watching spoilers before I have actually read a book or watched a movie. I blame it on the Internet. Haha. But seriously, back in the days when I didn’t have an Internet connection spoilers were like whaat? to me. For example right now, I have been reading Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen and I can say this is the book I don’t know the ending to. Ok, ALMOST! I just had to google the character of Colonel Brandon and a wedding photo of him and the character who was played by Kate Winslet popped out. But now I don’t know whether Kate acted the part of Marianne or Elinor in the series because I haven’t watched it. I kinda am pretty sure she played Marianne because I remember seeing the DVD cover and I think she was playing the younger sister but can’t tell for sure. So, right now I don’t know who is gonna end up with who. I have around 50 pages left and everything is still in the air. Okay, so Marianne could marry Colonel Brandon but I have no clue what is going to happen with Elinor. Now I see how exciting the stories are when you don’t know the ending. And this is where my weird-thing-of-mine-and-sort-of-a-problem kicks in. I don’t like when the ending is not what I pictured it will be or a happy one. I love happy endings. Fictional stories when someone dies just don’t work with me, not even when there is a great moral of the story behind it. But maybe worst thing than someone dying in the book/movie is if the protagonist ends up with someone I don’t want she/him to be. And that really bugs me and a whole movie experience could be thumbs down for me. Not even a great soundtrack could help. I think. Haha. So yeah, before reading a book I have to make sure that I will like it. I mean, it kinda comes naturally and I look up for spoilers. I think Star Wars books are the only novels I know I haven’t googled spoilers for. Maybe just one book. Haha. I mean, I guess there is no need to google spoilers for Star Wars when you already know who is destined for who. And there is always the Wookieepedia and I kinda have already googled and researched the future of the characters but not the particular stories the books provide.
Last year, I was good with not reading the spoilers, almost. Overall, I like to know there is a happy ending or should we say ending of my liking. I don’t wanna know every single detail, just the main positive outcome for my heroine. If I knew Leonardo DiCaprio dies in Titanic, I don’t know if I would have watched it. Probably evenutaaallly, I would. Fair enough, it was back in 1997. and I didn’t have Internet then. I cried in the movies. Haha. I don’t know whether I hold strongly to the main characters that I can’t let them go the way the author intended them to go or I just like happy endings and try to escape the negativity. I am sure Ana Karenina by Leo Tolstoy is an awesome book but brother why did she have to jump in front of the train? Or under. I will try to let go of playing it on safety and actually read books without making sure if the ending is suitable for my taste. Again, oh brother.

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    Liliana

    January 19, 2012

    lol Ana Karenina is so long!! I wonder if I will ever finish!

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