Hello, hello everyone! It is time to tackle one of the big topics of books and book blogging…
I am one of those people who loves spoilers. This is for quite a few reasons – first of all, I love getting vague spoilers and trying to figure out how these plot points or character developments will actually occur. For example, in the hiatus between seasons 2 and 3 of Sherlock, I was obsessed with set photos and trying to figure out how he survived the fall. My theories were never right, but it was always fun trying to guess. (And make up fanfiction about how he did it….yup, I was a fangirl! Still kinda am.)
Even when I’m given detailed spoilers, I still like them. Especially when it is something that I’ve been looking forward to for a while, because I can almost imagine what the specific scene will be, and it makes me even more excited. Because, once again, what I imagine is almost always entirely different to what happens. I think this is why I sometimes forget to spoiler warnings at the top of my posts, and for that I apologise. If I ever accidentally spoil a book for you in terms of plot or character, please let me know, and I’ll put a warning at the top. However, I do not include trigger warnings in this.
Because, as you are probably are aware of by now, I have anxiety and triggers. In my mind, trigger warnings are not spoilers. To me, they’re like the warnings at the beginning of movies – people don’t get all worked up about ‘spoilers’ because they’ve been told there will be sexual content in a movie. So why should warnings on books be any different? Ultimately, it is an individual’s choice whether to read trigger warnings or not, so people who are anti-trigger warnings because they are ‘spoilers’? Just don’t read them. Surely that’s not so hard?
I’d be really interested in hearing your thoughts! What do you think about spoilers? Can trigger warnings be considered spoilers? Comment below!