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Are you spoiler free with the novels?

Discussion in 'Literature' started by lejmar_faldor_uk, Sep 27, 2001.

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Are you spoiler free with the novels?

Poll closed Mar 22, 2012.
  1. Yes, spoilers ruins the book

    31.5%
  2. No (I know who Lukes Dad is!!!)

    68.5%
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  1. lejmar_faldor_uk

    lejmar_faldor_uk Jedi Master star 4

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  2. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek

    Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling star 10

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    It would have been nice to have more than 2 options, but I'll respond anyway. I generally want to learn about major plot twists in the novels, like Chewie's and Jimmy's deaths, but I want to remain unspoiled on plot points.
     
  3. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Gotta have my spoilers...
     
  4. Rebecca191

    Rebecca191 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I like to know certain things, but not deaths - they just depress me.
     
  5. Wedge 88

    Wedge 88 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Jul 16, 1999
    I try not to know the whole plot of the book. And thats not hard to do, as it never really gets down to people like me (and most of the people here). But all the minor spoilers all the people in the know tease us with, sure.

    "In Rebirth Lando has Nabooian tile!" Example.
     
  6. Freyja

    Freyja Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Why not read them? Once I get the book I always end up looking ahead some anyhow. I think it's genetic, my mother is the worst. She always ends up reading the end pretty early on.
     
  7. Bogga

    Bogga Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I have very little will power when it comes to spoilers and I read them for the prequels, other movies and these books. However, there are times when I can restrain myself and I've honestly not been coming to these forums since too much has been revealed about Star By Star. I'd rather not learn that stuff 2 months before the book's release. But that's rather hypocritical since I've been reading AotC spoilers since TPM was released.
     
  8. PrinceXizor

    PrinceXizor Former TF.N Foreign Book Cover Staff star 5 VIP

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    Jul 4, 2001
    There were already AotC spoilers when TPM was released ? Wow... The insiders are really ahead of their time, no ? ;)
     
  9. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I've read my fair share of NJO spoilers.
     
  10. Freyja

    Freyja Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I stay away from movie spoilers now. I read them for TPM and it took away a lot of suspense. For the books that doesn't bother me. I am less tempted by the movie spoilers anyhow because I didn't really like TPM.
     
  11. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I dont pay attention to AtoC spoilers for the most part.
     
  12. stevo

    stevo Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I decided to stop reading spoliers after I hear Anakin was going to die, which is not true! I hate death spoilers, and deaths too, When Chewie died I kinda just layed on my bed contimplating it.
     
  13. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    In less than four months, I will be going on a year-and-a-half break from all things SW and I spoil myself so I won't be too shocked. The first Simpsons I watched was Marge and Homer (are those their names?) walking out of Empire Strikes Back on a date and Homer says as they're walking past all the people waiting to see it for the first time, "I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! Who would have thought that Darth Vader is Luke's Dad?!" Or my brother, who every time he comes to someone getting through the Harry Potter books, says, "Oh, gosh. You haven't gotten to where they kill Ron yet, have you?"
     
  14. Freyja

    Freyja Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nov 2, 2000
    What happens in four and a half months?
     
  15. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yea, what?
     
  16. Fluke_Groundwalker

    Fluke_Groundwalker Jedi Youngling star 5

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    Aug 11, 2001
    Spoilers suck.
     
  17. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    What's the point? We're not even to episode 2 yet and already episode 6 is spoiled for me.
     
  18. LoveisSuicideSP

    LoveisSuicideSP Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Apr 23, 2001
    I usually don't look at spoilers for anything, but then freakin' Jimmy had to come along! GrrrhhhhhHHHAAAAAHHHH!!!!!
     
  19. Darth Ludicrous

    Darth Ludicrous Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I consider knowing spoiler part of y job... being able to know the BS from the juice.
     
  20. AdmiralZaarin

    AdmiralZaarin Jedi Knight star 5

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    Jul 8, 2001
    I read about Thrawns death before I read TLC. But when I got to the actual bit in TLC, I screamed NOOOOOOO!!!!!!! under my breath. And I meant it.
    I just told myself 'Thrawn doesn't die ' so much I believed it.
     
  21. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek

    Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling star 10

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    Then you must have dropped your jaw in disbelief in the paragraph or so in SOTP where you think that Thrawn is alive. :)
     
  22. RogueJaina

    RogueJaina Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jul 6, 2001
    I can't live without spoilers.
     
  23. Arabwel

    Arabwel Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Well... I was in a chat with Mike Stackpole BEFORE I read onslaught and read the fact that Corran didn't get whacked... Still, when I was reading the book and the part where this was hinted to happen... I wailed and was shocked as Hell.

    I like spoilers, and love reading a synopsis before the book in some cases. WHy? Because it takes vithin long for me to get a book! I am a starving student in a faraway country, in a little town... Se the problem?

    With TPM I had read summaries and such before I saw it (Steptember 1999, two months after it came out in FInland) And I actually seriously considered reading the novellization two hours before seeing the movie!

    I love spoilers.
    Hell, on my fave TV shows they've showed the first 3 and 1 seasons (Series and the spinoff) But I've still read transcripts up to Season 5 and 2 AND spoilers for the next seasons.

    Can't help it. Too curious.

    Ara
    (Isard-weannabe with a thirst for... spoilers)
     
  24. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    I've chosen to be a missionary starting in January. I find out where I'll be going in mid-October. But we're not allowed internet access, movies, or any non-religious books. I'll be gone for a year and a half, so will be missing a lot of literature, Episode II, and the subsequent merchandising, but that's my choice. No matter how nuts all my friends say I am.
     
  25. Gandalf the Grey

    Gandalf the Grey Jedi Knight star 6

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    May 14, 2000
    Spoil me! Spoil me! Oh, more! More! Faster, Faster! Spoooiiiilll meeeee!



    [realizes people are watching, straightens clothing]

    What?
     
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