fileg (fileg) wrote,


Friday Five--August 27, 2010

1. Has anyone ever spoiled a book/movie/etc. for you?

Yes. Usually I don't care, since both Chris and I are the type who, if a book is really slow to get into, sometimes flip to the end to see if it looks worth the trip. And there have actually been a few movies I would never have gone to see without knowing where we were headed.

I was totally spoilered for Serenity though - one of the few times I was being careful not to to know. And there was a woman on one of the old LoTR groups I followed who purposely spoilered Harry Potter (OOTP) and then tried to say she thought it was fine since it wasn't a Harry Potter group. Oh please! I had never read a HP book at the time, but it pissed me off on to see an entire group of friends get spoiled at once. How hard is it to be a decent human.

2. Have you ever spoiled a book/movie/etc. for anyone?

Yes, but it was an accident. I had dinner with the friends who had turned me into a project runway fan, and asked them what they thought of a particular win. It was months after - but she was waiting to see it with her kids when they came home from college. Now I am waaay careful about how I phrase an opening move.

I also had a couple of occasions before Return of the King where people said some of my drabbles had spoilers. I don't apologize for that - My journal was started to talk book Tolkien with friends, and the book had been out for 50 years. And who even knew then where the movies would go? For instance, I never could have imagined that Denethor!

3. Are you (or were you) spoiled as a child?

Well, I was an only child. And so was my brother. I would be incorrect if I didn't say yes, but I was a kid who wanted books and a chance to hang out with my grandparents generation and hear stories. So, I was both spoiled, and a cheap date.

Jim has always done his best to spoil me. And I try to spoil him back. And I am still (mostly) a cheap date.

4. Do you put spoiler cuts when you discuss books/film in your journal?

I do. And I don't make the cuts spoilery, like someone on my list! LOL!

5. Is there any food spoiling in your ktichen right now?

Not produce-y kind of things, at least not at the moment. But Jim is always finding things in the pantry that I hoarded we and forgot. The other day he found a package of microwave popcorn that expired in 2001. Teabags don't actually spoil, but the do get mighty flat and dusty when they're 10 years old. That sort of thing surfaces with some regularity.
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