It’s not like this is a big deal, or that I really care much about it at all, but it can be kind of ridiculous the extent to which people posting panels of latest updates can spoil the outcome for those who haven’t QUITE gotten around to checking the updates themselves yet.
I’ve yet to come across problems like this on Tumblr(but then I watch very few people), but on DA this drives me NUTS.
I finally bought Portal 2 weeks after release because of financial situations, was nearing the halfway mark and decided to check my DA stacks. Well I was in a few some Portal groups, and a wonderful person decided they were going to draw and submit the -very fucking last scene of the game-. I’m like…seriously? The game isn’t even out a month yet and you spoil something that huge? JFC! /flipstable
I was still awe’d by the midpoint scene, but it lost quite a bit of it’s amazement because I knew something like that was definitely going to happen based on seeing that spoiler art. And then they’re like “Well don’t look at it then!” EXCEPT IT’S REALLY FUCKING HARD TO AVOID WHEN IT’S A GIGANTIC THUMBNAIL ON YOUR SCREEN JESUS! That “WARNING SPOILER” in the title doesn’t mean dick if the first thing your eyes move to is the image thumbnail!
Same thing happened with the new DLC too. Not even a DAY after it came out, someone drew the ending scene. I just wish people had more tact. Even my Portal 2 spoiler art had a placeholder image for like 6 months before I got around to changing it(much longer than I know is probably sane but still).
It’s prompted me to pretty much stay off DA from now on when something I absolutely love finally comes out so I can enjoy it without some retard spoiling shit for me through art.