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I can't know that
I've avoided spoilers since Season 3-ish. ESPECIALLY before a premiere. I stay safely behind my couch and don't read anything that might could be considered a spoiler or even a hint of a whisper of a spoiler so that I can glide into the first episode of the season with only my own ponderings and expectations in place.

I've not pondered much about Season 6 since I wrote up that Five Year Plan Recap with S6 Speculations thingie. Mainly because we've so much time left in this hellatus.

But now I am getting link after link in my inbox teasing me with tidbits and whatnot from the Comic Con panels all marked spoilers! Blargh! I want to read because I miss these guys and can imagine what fun those panels would be. But...do I want to be spoiled? Will they actually tell us the truth or will the lead us pointedly astray knowing, as they do, how very much we're dying of curiousity about the start of this next season with how last season ended....

Oh, the drama. Somebody just push me over the edge or close the door of opportunity because I'm wavering and canNOT decide which way I want to fall: the quiet place of the unknown or the teasing tidbits of Spoilerville. Those of you who have read the reports (or, God help me, were there) how spoilery was the panel? Like...details? or Hints?

I mean...I could take a peek at what might be in store for us in Season 6, right? Doesn't mean I can't go unspoiled for the rest of the season. But...I kinda think that if I break the seal now, it's all over. I should probably just hold firm and not give in.

*curses*

ETA: After reading the responses, I realize that there isn't much of a 'middle ground' when it comes to spoilers. You either like 'em or you avoid 'em. Between your comments and a weird dream I had last night (read lovinjackson's comment/reply below for that), I've pretty much decided to file the lovely Comic Con tidbits away until after the premiere.

Or at the very least, the middle of September. *wink* Thanks all!

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heather03nmg
Jul. 26th, 2010 02:54 am (UTC)
I am a spoiler whore so I say do it. Watch the pretty boys, laugh at their silliness, and get all the gossip.

Be warned. Once you start, you won't be able to stop. And some of the interviews give away most of the first episode.

Come join us on the darkside. We may not have cookies but we do have smoking hot boys.
gaelicspirit
Jul. 26th, 2010 03:31 am (UTC)
Once you start, you won't be able to stop.

Erf! That's what I'm afraid of. I maybe need to not so that I can be surprised.

Or...I maybe need to go see the smoking hot boys. You sure you don't have cookies?? That would really help my decisions, kthanks. ;)
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jennierenee
Jul. 26th, 2010 03:01 am (UTC)
I was totally spoiled for season four and then went unspoiled for season five. I enjoyed season five so much more. I'm going to try to go unspoiled for season six too.
gaelicspirit
Jul. 26th, 2010 03:33 am (UTC)
I enjoyed season five so much more.

Yes! See? This. Thus the waffling. I am with you in that being unspoiled between episodes had me totally in enjoyment. I haven't even read any of the post-Swan Song-fics because I don't want to muddy the waters. Well, I read one. I cannot lie. But it was (to my way of thinking) totally AU.

Anyway! Not the point. The point is...I still don't know if I should spoil myself. I think perhaps I'll sleep on it. Decide tomorrow.

Tomorrow is another day.
maypoles
Jul. 26th, 2010 03:02 am (UTC)
I read them! I'm not a spoilerphobe by any means, but I don't like to know TOO much, and I think they gave quite a lot away as to how the season begins. More than I thought they would.

You're right about breaking the seal, haha. I'm going to have to read the next spoilers that come out now, because some stuff is out of context and I HAVE TO KNOW WHAT IS UP.

So... yeah.
gaelicspirit
Jul. 26th, 2010 03:35 am (UTC)
I think they gave quite a lot away as to how the season begins. More than I thought they would.

*curses*! Yeah...I don't know if I want to know that much yet.

I think I'll decide tomorrow. *laugh*

Put down the keyboard, Gaelic, and slowly back away from the computer....
deangirl1
Jul. 26th, 2010 03:04 am (UTC)
The spoilers are HUGE - they pretty much spill the beans on everything they know... which isn't the whole encillada at this point - but I haven't read watched anything that doesn't give away A LOT...
I'm a spoiler whore too... it goes with my shoes....
gaelicspirit
Jul. 26th, 2010 03:37 am (UTC)
You are a spoiler whore, dammit. I've been the antithesis of you in the spoiler realm for a couple of years now. Ooohhh...is now when I cave???

*is SO frikken tempted*

I will decide tomorrow. If I start now, I'll be up waaay too long. And I want to have energy to write stuff of the storytelling milieu.
qultng1
Jul. 26th, 2010 03:10 am (UTC)
I haven't read them yet, but I'm going to! Sheesh! I don't know how you spoiler phobes do it. I want to know every little bit of info that's available. What I've heard so far is wonderful. :D Not to make it harder or anything. :D
gaelicspirit
Jul. 26th, 2010 03:38 am (UTC)
*grumbles* Thanks a lot. ;)

I think what I need to decide is...what do I really want to know and if I know it, will it take away from my enjoyment of the premiere.

If I can answer those two questions, then I'll decide if I get spoiled. *nods*
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borgmama1of5
Jul. 26th, 2010 03:26 am (UTC)
So far I haven't read anything that actually made me go, 'Damn, I wish I didn't know that' like happened to me near the end of yr 5.

There are some general 'there's gonna be an episode about...' things, but the one kinda big spoiler was a definite answer about how much time has elapsed. Which I was actually relieved to know, since I don't have to wonder like crazy.

The other thing from the first episode also was not exactly reassuring but it gives me a definite spot to start setting my expectations from.

So as someone who learned that I don't like specific spoilers during the season, I can say that what I learned today was not ruinous of my future enjoyment.

Hope that helps...
gaelicspirit
Jul. 26th, 2010 03:41 am (UTC)
Oh, perfect! Thank you! Exactly what I was after as far as level of detail we're dealing with here.

but the one kinda big spoiler was a definite answer about how much time has elapsed

That's one of the things I wondered about.

The other thing from the first episode also was not exactly reassuring but it gives me a definite spot to start setting my expectations from.

Hmmm...so, that's not too bad. I mean the whole "spot to start setting expectations" viewpoint. I like that. It justifies spoilerage.

*ponders further*

I'll sleep on it. But you HAVE helped. *tips hat to you*
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primrose_1
Jul. 26th, 2010 04:03 am (UTC)
My opinion on spoilers is that if it's an official release by the CW, or specifically revealed by the writers or actors it's okay. They're only allowed to reveal certain things, and all of it is designed to tease and tantalize. It's the gossip pages and "leaked" information that I avoid completely. Having read how season 6 is taking shape, I'm pleased, but I don't need to know any more than that.
gaelicspirit
Jul. 26th, 2010 04:06 am (UTC)
Having read how season 6 is taking shape, I'm pleased

Oo!! That's good to know. I trust your judgement on that. :) And you've got a good point as to 'source' for the spoilerage.

I still can't decide if I want to know details. I think I'll sleep on it and decide tomorrow. :) But you've reassured me! :)
lovinjackson
Jul. 26th, 2010 04:48 am (UTC)
You know what I am like with spoilers. I usually cant get enough of them.

This time around though, I can safely say that I have read next to nothing, watched next to nothing. The only thing from Comic Con I have seen is Tim DeKay and Matt Bomer dancing on the Wii ... this is unheard of for me LOL

I think this all depends on what you know you'll be happy with. For me? Knowing what's going to happen doesnt effect my enjoyment. But everyone is different.

In the end you're the one who's going to have to live through the next season with the consequences or lack there of, of your decision hehe *hugs*

I have always commended your strength for withstanding the temptation because I aint that strong LOL *hugs*
gaelicspirit
Jul. 26th, 2010 01:56 pm (UTC)
Look at you! Checking out WC over SPN. LOL! You make me smile.

I don't know why knowing what's going to happen with SOME things effects my enjoyment, while with other things I could care less. I mean, it's not like I won't watch if I see some hints.

I had a dream last night, though, that I think made my decision for me. And you know how my dreams go.

I dreamed that on the night of the premiere, I was trying to get everything in order and my doorbell rang. It was Jensen and he said that I'd won a contest to watch the premiere with one of the stars. He was all by himself. I was all, "Oh, okay, well, come on in I'm just about to start it" -- like he was interrupting my Dean time, y'know?

I get settled in and the doorbell rings again and it's my brother and a bunch of his friends and they kinda pour through the door and head to the kitchen. I hurry in there after them and tell Jensen over my shoulder not to touch anything. He just kinda turns up his hand like, what would I touch?

I get into the kitchen and start fixing my brother and his friends some food so that they would leave and not wake up Mo Chuisle (have no idea where the hubs is all this time) and they shuffle out, but by this time it's like 15 mins into the show. I sit down on the couch -- Jensen's on the floor so his head is at my knee -- and I'm like, "It's all good, I have a DVR."

I start to find the show on the DVR and ... it didn't record!! I just stared at my TV. He's like, "Don't you want to watch from where it is now?" I look at him like he's freakin' insane and am like, "Are you nuts?? I won't know how it started." He goes, "I could just tell you -- I was there."

I shake my head and put my hand over his mouth and say, "No! Don't spoil me! I'll just download it tomorrow. I have to see it from the beginning."

He laughed at me. And I either woke up from the puppy or shifted into another dream. But I think that decides the spoiling conversation. :)
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pinkphoenix1985
Jul. 26th, 2010 05:56 am (UTC)
I'm spoiled up to the gills so that I wouldn't have any surprises but it's up to you I think
gaelicspirit
Jul. 26th, 2010 01:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, I see the benefit of not having surprises so that you don't have to process right away. I'll think on that. :)
a_phoenixdragon
Jul. 26th, 2010 06:08 am (UTC)
I got slightly spoiled for one little aspect of S6 (and mock ranted about it, cause I did it to myself really, lol!) but I usually avoid them anyway cause they might be true cause Hollywood is built by notorious liars who want fangirls' hearts to spontaneously implode, lol!

Dammit...*Saves ComiCon panels til after S6 starts*
gaelicspirit
Jul. 26th, 2010 01:58 pm (UTC)
The biggest thing I'm getting out of these replies is that you either love spoilers or you don't. There's no middle ground.

Saves ComiCon panels til after S6 starts

I think I'll probably end up doing the same thing.
sanderspleen
Jul. 26th, 2010 06:49 am (UTC)
From one spoiler free chic that loves to be surprised....I say Don't do it! Save that wonderful feeling of opening your Christmas presents on Christmas day! Because here's exactly what you'll do - you'll read a spoiler, then you'll end up using that vivid imagination you have, turning what you read into something so glorious and amazingly angsty or dramatic, or whatever that pretty little mind of yours conjurs up - then you'll watch the season premier and you'll see the limitations that are given to the creators and producers in how they can put so much story into such a tiny amount of time with a gagillion commercial interruptions for Gossip Girl and the new 90210 and whatever new stupid series they start up this fall and you'll be disappointed in how little they covered this part or that part that you may have anticipated to be done differently, or better, or whatever. Not only that, but then you could accidently stumble upon posts with other people's opinions that can work to deflate the hope for this season to still work magic.....So don't do it girl. SO NOT WORTH IT.

In season one - I had NO idea of what was going to happen in the finale and after my chest was tight, my throat raw from holding back tears after seeing Dean's heart being ripped apart by DemonJohn, I JUMPED OUT OF MY CHAIR when the Impala was pummeled by the big rig. I absolutely LOVED that feeling. That made me dig and search all summer for anything to fill that ache - which eventually, by the fall, led me to you! *cheesy grin* In season two, I did the spoiler gig the 1st half of the season....and regretted it SO much. No surprises, no jumping out of my chair at an "unknown" tragedy or revealing secret. Thank God I stopped peaking before spoilers came out for the final 2 episodes of that season.

Did I convince you? *wink, wink*

gaelicspirit
Jul. 26th, 2010 01:58 pm (UTC)
Well, either you did, or that dream did. ;)
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apieceofcake
Jul. 26th, 2010 08:17 am (UTC)
I've read some of the transcripts and tweets and yeah very spoilery. How much time has elapsed, how Dean has been living, about Sam etc. I wouldn't if you usually avoid spoilers.

I usually just look at the promo pics and don't watch the directors cuts etc, which is what I will do again after this.
gaelicspirit
Jul. 26th, 2010 02:00 pm (UTC)
How much time has elapsed, how Dean has been living, about Sam etc.

Ack, yeah, see that's the stuff that I'd be mulling over waaaay too much between now and, *gah* the end of September.

For me, that's just too much time to wonder and (I know it sounds silly) worry.

*deep breath*

I think I'll not do it this time. At least for now.
jennygeee
Jul. 26th, 2010 10:56 am (UTC)
I know what you mean, I mostly hate spoilers but during the seasons I do watch the previews and the sneak peeks of the upcoming episodes because I have absolutely no self control whatsoever!!

There are so many spoilers around at the moment that it's nearly impossible not to read them. I'm afraid I have succumbed and have seen the interviews mainly because, like you I miss the boys so darned much!

I like 'little' spoilers but how can you tell if a spoiler is little or big :)

I would say the panels were very spoilery, telling you quite a lot about the first episode.

I feel your pain Gaelic :D
xxxx

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gaelicspirit
Jul. 26th, 2010 02:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It is painful! LOL! :)

I think that it would be better for me if I just...didn't. Not now at least. *sighs*

I don't worry about this with ANY other TV show. *shakes head at self*
bardicvoice
Jul. 26th, 2010 01:08 pm (UTC)
I'm like primrose_1 - I'll read/watch interviews with actors, writers, and producers, but I avoid unofficial leaks and spoilerhound discussions like the plague. That said, I think the Comic-Con teasing might go a little farther than you want to go, at least on Jared's part (gotta say, though, it's fun to see him so excited about what he's doing and so revved up about playing season 6 Sam!).

The absolute best part of watching the coverage was seeing how happy everyone obviously is about what they're doing. They're all invested, and it shows. And it's clearly not just acting!

Obviously, I've watched and listened and enjoyed. I'm fortunate in that I can turn off the part of my brain that tries to build story expectations/speculations ... well, except there's one thing that came out that may make me write a little tiny story of my own. But I think I can save it until after the season starts!
gaelicspirit
Jul. 26th, 2010 02:04 pm (UTC)
That said, I think the Comic-Con teasing might go a little farther than you want to go...

That's definitely the impression I'm getting. *sighs* I think I should just put all of those emails in a folder marked "Do Not Open Until October."

The absolute best part of watching the coverage was seeing how happy everyone obviously is about what they're doing. They're all invested, and it shows. And it's clearly not just acting!

See? This? This is fantastic. I love knowing this. And, thanks to you, I don't have to watch the spoilery clips to find that out. I love that the love this. Their story, this job. *Grins Big*

I'm fortunate in that I can turn off the part of my brain that tries to build story expectations/speculations

You ARE lucky. I try to do that, but...yeah. I end up going down some random story-telling path and then when whatever actually happens happens I'm momentarily confused when I don't see what I thought. If that makes sense. LOL!

Thank you for chiming in -- I think it's safe to say I've decided to wait. At the very least until it's closer to premiere date. :)
(Anonymous)
Jul. 26th, 2010 05:01 pm (UTC)
Knowing you, Gaelic, I would say stay away from the spoilers only b/c I know you like to be able to have your first, untainted reactions to the eps in your rambles. The most I do spoiler-wise is when they filmed what ep and what the title is. I've run across a few spoilers about where they are going to go arc-wise for season 6, but that's about it. Do you want to fwd me those spoilers you've been emailed and I can screen them for ya? haha

~Rene/Tuya
gaelicspirit
Jul. 26th, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
LOL! Oh, that cracked me up. You can be my spoiler police. *giggles*

I think you're right. *be strong, Gaelic!*

I may not stick with it alllll the way up to September, and I reserve the right, as all women do, to change my mind, but for now? I think I'll stay with the avoidance tactic. :)
(Anonymous)
Jul. 27th, 2010 01:46 am (UTC)
Its been awhile
Hey there. :D

I too am avoiding spoilers like the plague. I'm ignoring even the episode titles. lol I saw the SPN panal on youtube but I don't think they're THAT spoilery. Kripke and Sera Gamble just talked what Season 6 is like, sort of sequel to Season 5. But nothing like in detail. I think its pretty vague. I don't know. I think you should watch the panal but that's up to you. ;) You have to at least watch the gag-reel that they showed for season 5. Its so funny! I'm still looking for the season 6 ep4 clip that they showed but all I found is Jensen introducing the clip(he directed the episode!). Still searching. lol If you want the small gag-reel shown at the con, I'll give youtube link. lol

~Crash_n_Burn
gaelicspirit
Jul. 27th, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Its been awhile
I saw that the gag reel was posted and tried to watch it, but it was hard to see/hear, so I am just going to wait until I get my S5 DVDs in September. Then I can watch over and over and over and then one more time. ;)

I've decided no spoilers (at least until it's closer to the premiere date). It's too much torture to know just a little bit! :)

It's good to hear from you! I've missed you. Talk again soon.

GS
bagginsdvm
Jul. 27th, 2010 09:07 pm (UTC)
No self control here! I had to see the boys & hear what they had to say; I just couldn't go any longer without a Jensen & Jared fix! I've only read a few reports & seen some of the "official" interviews, however. September can't come fast enough!
gaelicspirit
Jul. 28th, 2010 03:43 pm (UTC)
September can't come fast enough!

Couldn't agree more with that! LOL!
pielover62
Jul. 27th, 2010 09:21 pm (UTC)
I say remain as spoiler free as possible. I'm usually a spoiler junkie because I've always felt like I catch more of the little things if I have an idea of what's coming. For the first time though, I'm wishing I'd avoided them. Mostly because of everyone's speculation and opinions about what they think they know from the spoilers.
gaelicspirit
Jul. 28th, 2010 03:38 pm (UTC)
Mostly because of everyone's speculation and opinions about what they think they know from the spoilers

I think it was that fear that finally pushed me over the edge. I want to be surprised and decide for myself how I feel about it all. So, each new spoiler-related tid-bit I get in my inbox goes into a special folder to look at later on...like in October. ;)
marlowe78
Jul. 28th, 2010 07:55 pm (UTC)

ETA: After reading the responses, I realize that there isn't much of a 'middle ground' when it comes to spoilers. You either like 'em or you avoid 'em. Between your comments and a weird dream I had last night (read [info]lovinjackson's comment/reply below for that), I've pretty much decided to file the lovely Comic Con tidbits away until after the premiere.


See?that's what I wanted to tell ya! 'snot that I don't sometimes let myself go and read one tiny, itty-bitty spoiler, but I usually just feel bad after that, like seeing your presente before Christmas. And if you don't mind my opinion: they are like the Fae, those executive-people of the CW and the show-producers. >They don't lie, but they tell the truth in a way that makes you assume completely different outcomes.

So, I wish you luck to stay spoiler-free (as I try to be) and I'm so looking forward to September, because I not onlymiss the boys but also your amazing episode-recaps.

See ya, darling!
gaelicspirit
Jul. 28th, 2010 07:58 pm (UTC)
They don't lie, but they tell the truth in a way that makes you assume completely different outcomes.

Oh, how this made me laugh. So true!! Thanks for saying you missed the rambles. :) I am looking forward to writing them again. :)
looselyspeaking
Jul. 28th, 2010 09:24 pm (UTC)
Don't do it!!! LOL. You'll regret breaking that seal and letting the spoiler-devil out.

I used to love being spoiled, but last two years I decided to try spoiler free and I can't go back now, I love the uncertainty of what's going to happen.

Jane :)
gaelicspirit
Jul. 29th, 2010 01:19 am (UTC)
I'll stay strong for now, Jane! Promise. I might peek closer to the premiere, or after the season starts, but like you, the last two years I've been spoiler free and I've enjoyed it more, so I'm going to stay clear for now. :)
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