Let me get right to it: I hate spoilers of any kind. I don't flip ahead in books I'm reading--ever--and I don't watch commercials or trailers for movies that I intend to see [MASSIVE exception made for the Twilight trailer, which sustained me and JJ in those bleak months in between when we discovered Twilight and when the movie was released]. Hell, I don't even watch upcoming scenes/teasers for television shows I follow. "Lost" is over for me when the "Bad Robot" scurries across the screen - I'm scrambling for the Tivo remote before I find out too much about next week's episode; ditto for "Heroes" (ftr I still watch both of these shows even though lately they baffle more often than not and I have no idea what's going on more frequently than I care to admit).
Thankfully, JJ and I discovered Twilight late in the game and as we've mentioned before, there was very little time between when we read the books and when the movie came out. Neither one of us really had a clue that there was an expansive online Twilight community until we were pretty much up to speed. So there has never been much of an opportunity for us to happen across spoilers. Until now.
I was excited during the initial build-up to the shooting of New Moon. It was awesome to see the existing cast getting back together again, and to find out who was being cast in new key roles (not to mention the "will they or won't they?!" dilemma concerning potential recasting of certain roles from Twilight). Given the aggressive production schedule that has been set for the filming of the subsequent movies, we didn't have to wait long for things to get underway. And then it hit me: I didn't want to know about it, I didn't want to see any of it, and yet here I had deliberately spent the last several months actively carving a place for myself right in the thick of spoiler-central.
Don't get me wrong: I love my fellow twibloggers and am massively impressed with the information they are able to get their hands on. I LOVE seeing pictures of the cast in the right context! Some of the pics of R-Pattz's b-day festivities reminded me--CLEARLY and in a way that instantly took me to my near-catatonic-OMRobward-happy-place--of one of the more compelling reasons that I am so completely and apologetically smitten with the whole thing in the first place:
[wipes drool off of keyboard; forces self to look away...]
But I don't want to see ALL of it. When the
When JJ and my limo pulls up to the theater at 11-something p.m. on November 19th [hey - it IS JJ's birthday weekend, so we'll have a collective excuse to get our way and splurge as we see fit], I want to be able to watch the film for the first time and [hopefully] be transported to Twilight nirvana. I want it to be magical! I don't want to watch each scene thinking "oh here's that one where they stopped for seven smoke breaks, changed outfits a few times, signed a bunch of autographs, and then afterwards went out to dinner at Chez VanCity and had fruity cocktails! Rob had spaghetti and meatballs! And he made that funny face..."
Nope. Not for me! Thanks but no thanks! I want to watch it the way I watched Twilight: all new to me, giggling hysterically into JJ's ear every thirty seconds, each scene fresh and new [and hopefully-not-too-unintentionally-funny this time around]. And maybe then I will backtrack and see what I missed (fellow twibloggers, please be prepared for an onslaught of my comments on your six-month-old posts some time around 11/20 or 11/21. I WILL be expecting responses - lol!) . But until then, if some of my co-bloggers find that I am not lurking around their sites with my usual level of zeal, now you know why. Nothing personal. I'll be back!