Do Spoilers Spoil Stories?

mooderino:

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No one likes the surprise to be ruined, whether it’s a book, a movie or a birthday present. Even if the reveal isn’t all that great it’s still annoying if someone blurts it out before you get to see for yourself.

But the truth is finding the solution to the puzzle isn’t what makes a story work. The identity of the murderer isn’t the reason you feel satisfied when you turn the last page. Discovering the fate of the lovers isn’t going to transform a terrible book into a worthwhile one.

We often reread books and rewatch movies and enjoy them knowing full well what’s going to happen. In fact we often know how a story is going to end even the first time round. When you read book four of a seventeen book series, exactly how much danger do you think the hero can get into, seeing as he has at least another 13 adventures to endure?

But isn’t “what happens next?’ the driving force behind getting the reader to turn pages? And if it isn’t, why do spoilers annoy us so much when we can happily revisit stories for the umpteenth time? 

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10/20 - 16:23 - 10 notes - mooderino

I keep putting my creations and myself out there and, man, I’ll tell you… sometimes it’s hard to keep doing it. Sometimes it’s hard to feel like anyone sees it, like anyone sees me at all. But I keep doing it. 

For anyone else who feels that way, I see you.

10/20 - 15:46

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Jennifer Donnelly, A Northern Light

    Desiderium: The War Within is a young adult, fantasy adventure novel available on Amazon.com! To download this book for free, click here. Sale ends Today (10/18)!

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   Description:

   How do you run for your life when your pursuers can feel your footsteps from miles away?

   In a world where powers of enhanced senses are a normal part of life, a girl without powers is dragged into a rebellion. Myra is ripped from her reality and into the world of Verhas by a power hungry King who wishes to twist a prophecy to work in his favor. Ibadeken, a young man charged with Myra’s safety, expects the King’s constant pursuit across perilous lands to be his biggest obstacle. But he must also convince Myra to let go of her past and accept her future as leader to Verhas’s divided people. Will Myra choose this world she barely knows over the desires of her own heart?

   Desiderium: The War Within is the First book of the Desiderium Trilogy

10/18 - 22:19 - 4 notes - k-frances

   Desiderium: The War Within is a young adult, fantasy adventure novel available on Amazon.com! To download this book for free, click hereSale ends today (10/18)!

   Description:

   How do you run for your life when your pursuers can feel your footsteps from miles away?

   In a world where powers of enhanced senses are a normal part of life, a girl without powers is dragged into a rebellion. Myra is ripped from her reality and into the world of Verhas by a power hungry King who wishes to twist a prophecy to work in his favor. Ibadeken, a young man charged with Myra’s safety, expects the King’s constant pursuit across perilous lands to be his biggest obstacle. But he must also convince Myra to let go of her past and accept her future as leader to Verhas’s divided people. Will Myra choose this world she barely knows over the desires of her own heart?

   Desiderium: The War Within is the First book of the Desiderium Trilogy.

10/18 - 17:01 - 5 notes - k-frances

theravensden:

Park that car and leave it, gather your sweater and stay a while.

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