Ruining it for yourself.
Posted 02 June 2012 - 12:11 AM
Posted 03 June 2012 - 12:35 AM
I've made a conscious effort to not even go to the 'still reading' sections until I've finished the book now. I've stopped using the wiki all together. I thought it would be ok to use it with characters who have died, BUT NOPE! I did that with Catelyn Stark and found out she gets resurrected and turned into zombie Cat LMAO!
Posted 03 June 2012 - 11:10 PM
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 11:50 PM
Since then (that was last year) I avoided said site and just blew through the books as fast as I could... it was only until recently that I finished ADWD and felt safe to venture the internet again.
Posted 05 June 2012 - 12:31 AM
I totally ruined most of ASoS for myself... that and ruined all of arya's futureness cause im too bloody curious about her travels LOL
Posted 05 June 2012 - 10:18 PM
Just spoiled that for me haha! My own fault, being too reckless with the spoiler tabs
Hells bells. Will the tragedy tat befalls every Stark just stop! In fact don't answer that
Joff, Tywin, Renly, Theon taking Winterfell. And of course Robb. for Robb, in the end I think it was better that way. I'm not sure how I would have reacted if I had read it unspoiled.
Edited by oakenhelm, 05 June 2012 - 10:28 PM.
Posted 06 June 2012 - 09:53 AM
I don't want to, and I repeat it to myself over and over and over again...maybe it will find its way into my thick skull someday. Guess what I do? I click it anyway: "Oh come on, it can't be that bad". Usually it's worse.
And then I quickly put a hand on my eyes...but still peek through the fingers.
What is wrong with this person here?
Edited by Gabriela, 06 June 2012 - 09:54 AM.
Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:01 PM
Posted 09 June 2012 - 04:34 PM
Same here. I should have known better.
Am still freaked about Catelyn/Stoneheart. That is just wrong. Ugh.
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Posted 14 June 2012 - 04:09 PM
For ASoS, I was completely in the dark about Jon's arc, I had no idea Samwell would pop up with a POV, and although I knew Arya was eventually destined for Braavos I didn't know any details or know what would happen along the way. I pretty much knew everything that would go down around King's Landing and all the deaths there. Still, everything was a riveting read, but I wish I hadn't spoiled it. For Jon's whole story, I thought my heart would jump out of my chest everytime I finished one of his chapters, and I wish I could have felt that for the other characters.
Posted 14 June 2012 - 08:25 PM
Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:10 AM
I do the same thing, for some reason. With most books, it doesn't seem to matter because you don't have enough context to understand what is happening on the last page anyway. With GRRM, he always drops the bombshell in the last sentence of the chapters. I had to laugh at your post because those two chapters are like "And Bran/Catelyn is actually alive" in the last sentences.
Posted 15 June 2012 - 04:56 PM
Posted 27 June 2012 - 04:11 PM
Then I read GoT & went on to ACoK while watching season 2. The books are (obviously) so much more involved that I didn't feel spoiled by watching the show. If anything I liked to see how they altered the books to fit in to a TV format. I'm not entirely pleased with how they did. Show seems a bit 'soap operish.' Sex scenes to shock not to enhance the context of the story.
Where I did get myself in trouble, as many of you have mentioned, is when I started to look up characters & history to help me understand references made in a particular chapter I was reading. Sometimes I just couldn't remember who a character was and looked them up & BAM found out something I didn't need to know yet - like Joffrey's death.
I get nervous when I start to like or cheer for a particular character because I just know they are going to die, get maimed or reappear in some ghastly form. As I read I kept exclaiming out loud, 'he just killed so & so, Jaime lost his hand... etc. (I actually cringed when I read that section) and my husband said to me, 'Quit reading it if it's so upsetting to you' but then he started to ask after every exclaimation or head pounding on table moment 'who died now for God's sake?'
What a ride these books are!!! Well, just got my copy of ADwD so can't wait for some more head pounding on table, gasping moments...I open these pages with great anticipation mixed with a healthy dose of fear.
Posted 27 June 2012 - 04:51 PM