Can People Chill a Bit About Spoilers?

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Apparently a spoiler got out about Eternals and fans are starting to get into it about the media spoiling the movie when they write their reviews. And one stupid tweet about non-disclosure agreements for journalists and critics that they pay a million dollar fine if they break. Seriously, that is a thing someone tweeted

And, like, relax. Everyone has a different bar for what constitutes a spoiler. My deal with spoilers is that if you find it in the plot description or the first thirty minutes, it is not a spoiler. How else would you be interested in the movie if you didn't have some idea of what you were getting?

Now, specifically for comic book movies and the people that love them: check yourself. I know you want to go in as fresh as you can, but just because you found a spoiler does not mean you get to vilify someone or an outlet for publishing it. It's a plot detail.

Of course there are exceptions to this. There are some movies that thrive on the secrecy of a big twist, like Psycho or The Sixth Sense. And there are some movies, like Karyn Kusama's The Invitation, that you should be as clean as you possibly can. That's when I listen to the critics I trust when they say go in as clean as you can and put my trust in that. But that is not true of every movie that gets made, especially for all of these franchises. Sometimes you find things out before you see it and it's not a big deal. Sometimes finding a thing out increases your interest in a project. I've definitely had experiences of finding out a plot detail and thinking "oh I need to see that play out". 

And for television these days, we wall watch shows at our own pace now, so just don't be an asshole about something. If you know someone doesn't know a big piece of information that comes later in a show's run, don't tell them, unless they are the kind of person where spoilers don't matter to them. But if it's a big zeitgeist show like Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones were, where people are watching and freaking out about developments as it airs each week, give time to catch up but don't stop yourself from joining in on the water cooler talk. Again, just don't be an asshole.

The Beatles Get Back into Doc Form, Again

Thursday, October 14, 2021

 There is never a shortage of documentaries about The Beatles. But this one might seem to be the definitive one on why the split was inevitable.

But first: how is this footage only being released now? Was there some sort of deal that it wouldn't be shown for fifty years or what? (Also the quality of the footage is beautiful.)

I haven't watched any of the other Beatles docs out there. Not because I heard they were bad, but because what else can you say about them. But with this, I don't know. I feel like because you have all this footage, it's more than stringing tour and performance footage over talking heads. 

And after this, I think we'll be good on Beatles docs for a while. Find other bands and musicians to do documentaries about.

I'm in Such a Music Rut

Sunday, October 10, 2021

 Does anyone have good music suggestions, because I'm in such a bad loop of what I'm listening to. 

Usually when I make playlists, there's a certain theme to them or they're just one big long playlist for travel or work and I can't be shuffling through different lists. So I decided to start a playlist that would be more fluid. I would add and remove songs at my pleasure. And that was true at the beginning of its creation. Now a few months later, it has become a solid. 

There has been very little movement and I don't know what to do about it. I'm trying to find new stuff but I just want to listen to the old stuff. 

I always break out of a rut like this at some point, it's only a matter of time. But it's been a really long time and I have a feeling it's gonna go on for a bit longer. 

I Need New Clothes

Monday, October 4, 2021

I haven't been clothes shopping in so long. Well before the pandemic, that's how long. I don't even know what I would buy if I were to go shopping. I've been living in jeans and t-shirts and sweaters at work because it's the most comfortable. And it's about to be winter so who cares what you're wearing as long as you're warm.

Don't even know what's trendy right now, that's how out of the loop on fashion I am. I don't change my wardrobe with every trend, but I like to see what's in fashion and what I can take and adapt to my own personal style. 

I just don't know what my style is right now. I haven't dressed to look stylish regularly for a while. I like the 70s inspired look. I love ringer tees and high waisted bottoms. Love a pair of combat boots. I actually need a new pair of green boots because my first pair have been worn out. My favorite color is purple, but I don't have a lot of purple pieces in my wardrobe right now. I also need real winter boots, but that's not a fashion problem. Yeah. That's kind of where I'm at right now.

Because I need such a big overhaul, this is something I actually need to plan out and do some online window shopping before I start buying. So that's gonna be fun (she says sarcastically but hopes it would actually be fun).

Next Year, Mets. Next Year.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

So the regular season is officially over and so is the Mets'. Well, their season ended a week ago when they were mathematically eliminated from both the division and the wild card spot, but I digress.

Clips That Bring Me Joy, Vol. VIII

Saturday, October 2, 2021

 These make me happy. I hope they make you happy, too.

Since Seinfeld is Now on Netflix, Should I Watch It?

Friday, October 1, 2021

Should I watch Seinfeld?

I've never seen an episode of Seinfeld, and I'm not ashamed to admit that. It ended its run two years after I was born. And even though it was on Hulu for a while, they're making a bid deal of the fact that it's going to be streaming on Netflix so now I have to ask myself that question when a big show goes to a streaming service.

Just existing in the world you know a fair amount of Seinfeld bits. I know "The Bet", the Soup Nazi, Elaine's dance, "yada yada yada". But it would be interesting to see them in the full context of the episodes and the show. 

I don't know if I would like it because what little I've seen of Jerry Seinfeld's comedy, I'm not the biggest fan. But I love Jason Alexander and Julia Louis-Dreyfus so maybe I should watch, especially the George and Elaine episodes. 

But it's a sitcom before sitcoms really started serialized storytelling like they do now so maybe I can just watch what are considered the best episodes and not have to start from the beginning. So I may just find a best episodes of Seinfeld list and go from there. That seems like a good game plan.

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