The release date of Avengers: Age of Ultron is nearly upon us, and I’m really relieved to say that I’ve done a pretty good job of avoiding ruining this latest MCU installment for myself. So far.
In the lead up to Thor: The Dark World‘s release, I consumed every spoiler I could sink my teeth into. I fed so gluttonously at the spoiler buffet that by the time I was in the cinema watching the damn movie, there was maybe two or three details I hadn’t already pre-chewed.
Of course I wasn’t the only bug-eyed addict taking part in the spoiler feeding frenzy. There were many others like me, greedily shoveling our snouts into every tidbit of info we could find. Wild-eyed from lack of sleep, our brains reduced to auto plot1)Yes, auto plot. I totally meant to say that., we were little more than zombies seeking fresh
human flesh MCU spoilers to feast upon. And then feasting, feasting, feasting until we were full and bloated and close to puking – only to pick ourselves up and look to feed some more.
Wow. It was a fun ride, wasn’t it? I almost enjoyed reading/discussing spoilers more than I enjoyed the movie itself. Oh wait, I did enjoy the pre-movie build up more than the real McCoy. And then in hindsight I couldn’t work out if I found Thor 2 so underwhelming because it was underwhelming, or because I’d just been far too spoiled for my own damn good. Oh, so that’s why they call them Spoilers. D’oh.
I am, as you can probably tell, a recovering Spoiler Addict, and I’ve been doing my damnedest to avoid ruining Avengers: Age of Ultron for myself in the same way that I ruined Thor 22)and the last half season of The Walking Dead. *sighs miserably*. So I’ve created a simple 5-step program in dealing with my spoiler addiction.
1. Log out of Tumblr.
2. Squeeze eyes shut to Google Alerts and scroll past.
3. Ignore Twitter.
4. Do not go near any form of superhero movie discussion. Whatsoever. Even amid one’s own friends and family members. Do not feed that beast.
5. Avoid the Marvel fandom entirely as if it is the plague. The Marvel fandom is Smallpox. Repeat this after me. Say it til you mean it. Now say it again!
I haven’t even been able to bring myself to write a “semi-hiatus – hope you’re all doing well!” post from my phone app in case I’m tempted to go spoiler hunting down my dash. And I really shouldn’t be here writing this. It’s the spoiler addiction rearing its head. See, I’m telling myself I need to write an update on God of Mischief because it’s been so long… Next I’ll tell myself I need to go google for any potential info on Thor 3… Then I’ll “accidentally” stumble upon AoU spoilers and – whoops! Didn’t mean for that to happen. Honest!
I don’t even know if there’s many AoU spoilers out there. Is there? Have I missed much? No, don’t answer that. Just forget I asked. Remember step 4. Don’t feed the beast. Oh gods, see here I go…
No. Resist the temptation.
The New Zealand release date for Avengers: Age of Ultron is 23 April. That’s only ten days away. I can hold out until then.
Of course I can.
So… Expect this site to become active again once AoU is released here on the 23rd, but rest assured I won’t drop any spoilers – at least not without giving a great big blinking neon spoiler warning (I will. I swear. I’ll make a terribly tacky gif.)
Until then… See you soon! 🙂
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|1.||↑||Yes, auto plot. I totally meant to say that.|
|2.||↑||and the last half season of The Walking Dead. *sighs miserably*|