I just saw this article come up on Twitter in Den of Geek.
A friend and I were discussing the possible
future of a GoT character in normal, inside voices. Since we'd both
read the books, we were talking a season or two from now (I love the
show as well). A man from across the room (a decent, non-audible distance) interrupted our conversation
to tell us we were rude because Spoilers.
He left his OWN space to interrupt us in OUR space.
respect story lines from authors and would also protect their audiences
from Spoilers, but if I'm in a private conversation, that's over the
line. Sometimes the sensitivity to Spoilers is extreme, and sometimes the power of waiting for a story to unfold is
disrespected. Generally I will tread carefully around Spoilers, just because I don't want to be a dick.
argue that Triggers are just as important. Many Survivors got bashed in
the head and heart and nervous system during last season's Downton Abbey, in part because the
producers wanted the audience to get the full effect of the shocker, so
there was a warning of "violence", but no Trigger warnings, which would
only have been basic human decency concerning that plot turn.
This is one of those nebulous areas where only
natural human decency is going to save us. There is no other code.