|This is my not impressed face.|
And these people, I think you suck. You're not clever or cool. There is no obligation to read a book before you watch the movie, and I think it's so disrespectful that people think it's fun spoiling someone, and then prefacing it with "they should have read the book". What if they were going to read the book? Or what if they just wanted to watch the movie and enjoy the story firsthand, rather than having everything be ruined?
I absolutely hate spoilers, and frankly, if I hadn't read TFIOS and loved it, I would never watch the movie, especially because everything was "spoiled". What I don't like about TFIOS is that people are spoiling the story and then saying things along the lines of "you should have read the book so it's your fault". Like, what?
For the most part, the book community is very respectful when it comes to spoilers. I'm so thankful that the times I've been spoiled have been very minimal, because if I knew what would happen, I wouldn't read it because one of the biggest parts of the story, the plot, would already be unraveled. And even though I read a lot of books and watch a lot of TV shows, I don't spoil people. I might mention "OMG the twist was insane!" if I really need to say something, but that's it.
And generally, I know I can't tell people what to do. But people can also not tell me what to do, and so I'll say it. You there. Yeah, you. Stop spoiling TFIOS. It's not funny or clever and you're not cool. In fact, if you really enjoy tears and shock, let the person watch the film and explore the twist on their own, and then comfort them later.
Because even if you know something is going to be shocking, you don't get it until you see it. Which pretty much is what I've learned from Game of Thrones.