I’ve been kinda bummed out for the last 24 hours.
When it comes to TV shows, there are two things that Danica and I watch together: anything Star Wars and anything Star Trek.
We’ve really enjoyed getting up early on Friday mornings to watch “The Mandalorian.” I’m a bit of an early riser anyway, often waking up before Dani’s alarm goes off, and I was not going to get on social until after we watched the season finale. However, scrolling through news headlines before getting out of bed is not an uncommon practice for me and that’s when I saw this:
|(Spoiler-filled title and image redacted)|
I didn’t click on the link. I didn't have to. The ending for Chapter 16 that everyone’s been raving about was right there in the headline and in the photo that accompanied it.
I didn’t want to know what was going to happen before I watched it. I wanted to find out the same way as all the other fans. I wanted to empathize with reactions like Kevin Smith’s and those of my friends…
Thanks to Ryan Britt, writing for Inverse—Why the F#%K couldn’t you wait just a few more hours to post your damned opinion? To say NOTHING of putting the key information right in the title AND the accompanying photograph!—I felt the full, depressing force (no pun intended) of having a potentially awesome pop-culture event SPOILED!
While the title was LATER edited with a spoiler warning, it retains the exact same photo that still gives it away.
|Still a spoiler!|
Britt seriously owes fans an apology. I can’t be the only one who experienced this.
I know that, in the grand scheme of things, this isn’t that big of a deal… but, damn it, my feelings are hurt, and regardless of the cause, those feelings are still valid because they’re mine.