Saturday, June 11, 2011

Spoilers and the 10 Day Rule

Would you be angry at me if I told you that Snape kills Dumbledore?

Would you ring my neck if I told you that Darth Vader is Luke's father?

Would you wail and gnash your teeth if I told you that Jacob falls in love with the vampire-ish spawn of Bella and Edward?

No. You wouldn't, because you already know, and those of you that don't know could care less about spoilers because you aren't hard-core fans (also known as "believers.") See, the believers knew Snape killed Dumbledore within 10 days after Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince hit shelves.The believers knew Darth Vader was Luke's Father within 10 days after The Empire Strikes Back premiered. The

believers also knew that Jacob imprinted on Renesmee within 10 days after Breaking Dawn arrived.

Therefore, Stephanie (not Stephenie) and I came up with the Ten Day Rule, which states that 10 days after the release of a movie, book, TV show, and what have you, you are allowed to discuss the plot twists and story lines freely, without any regard whatsoever to those who do not want their fly-by-night interests spoiled.

In other words, please excuse my lack of spoiler alerts.


  1. Ok Boone, but we are starting Robby with Episode IV when he hits five, and I swear, if anyone tells him who Luke's father is I am going to kill them. We are also going to make him wait three years between each movie.

  2. the "mormon tie" ending to twilight is vomit inducing.
    I feel like watching she-devil to make up for it.

  3. GoletaGlenns -
    I would go as far as to say that the 10 day rule does not apply to children. Kids can't decide when they see a movie or read a book, so it's unfair to spoil movies for kids.

    Grant -
    "Mormon tie?" Huh? And do you mean the ending of the first movie or the end of the series?