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By Anonymous - / Friday 3 December 2010 07:02 / United States
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By  DocBastard  |  38

Lady: Looks like a good book. OP: It's awesome. It's so suspenseful... Lady: Oh, I've read that one. OP: Yeah,I haven't gotten to the end y... Lady: The cat puts Thing 1 and Thing 2 back in the box. OP: God DAMN it!

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Sounds dreadful. Trying to distract yourself from the utter misery of life with a book is a temporary solution at best, and that woman had to ruin it for you. You could look at it this way: she saved you some time. However, like I already said, that's time probably spent reflecting on the utter futility of existence. Life. Don't talk to me about life.

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  MonkeySpeaks  |  4

@rallets - See, that's really obnoxious. I know, I know, the book came out forever ago, but a lot of people have only seen the movies - or even have spread the books out to enjoy them longer. Why would you purposely ruin the book for someone? I was in a theater watching the Hallows with a friend who hasn't read past where the movie itself ends. Some younger girls behind us were discussing what would happen in Part 2. Thankfully my friend didn't hear and the girls profusely apologized when I let them know we had someone in our presence who hadn't read that far. Why can't you be more like them?

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79: rallets' comment can't compare to a situation like this FML, nor to your theater scenario. I have yet to read the Potter series too, but expecting spoiler sensitivity about something as hugely popular as HP is pointless. It's just too firmly embedded in pop culture. If a reader wants to avoid spoilers for a bestselling book that's been out for 3.5 years, it's really their own responsibility. (And yes, it is possible to do so on the internet. For instance, once you see the first 4 letters of rallets' post, you stop reading it. It's that simple.) If someone's "spacing them out", waiting for the movies, or in my case, waiting for [legal] ebooks, that's fine, but they/we choose to do so knowing the high risk of having surprises ruined, intentionally or not, by total strangers.

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  Draminicaus  |  0

You're telling me you wouldn't get pissed off if you were in the middle of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and I leaned over and said "...Dumbledore dies."?

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  Euphemism  |  0

32- Not really, since there's always "more than human" books out there to read. In case you didn't notice, that was an sarcasm. directly to "Harry potter", since the Iron man, replied with "Harry potter". And I don't like Harry potter.

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  W4X  |  0

Thank god! My girlfriend wanted to see Harry Potter and I was gonna take her to the movies, but now, I can say Dumbledore dies!

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  Draminicaus  |  0

Technically, it's Plastic face. Also, I really wasn't trying to be a complete ass. There's no way I could've known you didn't like Harry Potter. Now that I know, I'll rephrase my question. Mr. Mism, would you like it if you were reading a new "More Than Human" book and someone comes up and tells you a major plot spoiler?

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  Draminicaus  |  0

Technically, it's Plastic face. Also, I really wasn't trying to be a complete ass. There's no way I could've known you didn't like Harry Potter. Now that I know, I'll rephrase my question. Mr. Mism, would you like it if you were reading a new "More Than Human" book and someone comes up and tells you a major plot spoiler?

By  agamid  |  1

damn, i had something similar happen and someone told me that my favourite character in a 6-book series dies... i was on book 5... haven't picked it up since.

By  Flash8bro  |  0

Ehh, Even though you know what's gonna happen you can still read the book... It's like reading a fairytale, you know they're gonna live happily ever after...

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  aliaskis  |  3

They might not die. They might just become horribly disfigured or get raped. For example, Sleeping Beauty was raped by the king and woke up with two kids. So much better than dying!

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  Zebidee  |  8

Some of them are ridiculous and make almost no sense. I read one where the title character was only a bit part mentioned in passing. A bit like calling Top Gun 'The tale of the bartender who was there the day some pilots sang a song'. I find reading the un-Disneyfied versions intriguing, but I haven't had one yet where I wasn't left thinking 'WTF?' at the end.

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  starile  |  19

I have a compilation of the complete fairy tales of the brothers Grimm-- aaaand it's rather gruesome. Cinderella's evil step-sisters being so desperate to bone the prince that they hack off parts of their feet to fit in the glass slipper is just a nasty, bloody image. SPOILER: The Little Mermaid dies at the end.

By  redbluegreen  |  40

Eh, people are jerks. In all due respect, if it was a popular book like Harry Potter, it's hard to restrain yourself about certain spoilers, but even still, they should have held their tongue.

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