How to Forget a Spoiler

August 19, 2023
David Sunnyside

For many film, tv, book and game lovers spoilers are one of the worst things that can happen to them. They can ruin the immersive experience of a story, or at least make it less enjoyable than it could have been. This is especially true for books, where the author often takes their time to craft a compelling narrative that requires a certain level of engagement. But even for books that you can read in one sitting, spoilers can still ruin the enjoyment if they are ruined for you before you finish the story.

Unfortunately, there aren't any methods that are guaranteed to help you forget a spoiler, but there are a few tricks you can try. Some are more effective than others, but the most important thing is simply to ignore the spoiler. This doesn't mean that you should ignore it online, but rather just stop thinking about it. This is easier said than done, but try to think about something else for a while and it will probably drift out of your mind.

Another way to forget a spoiler is to try and dilute the information with other new information. This can be done by reading plot summaries of other stories, films, TV shows etc that are similar to the one you've been spoiled on. Ideally this should be done as soon as you realise that you've been spoiled, so that the information is mixed in with your memory and doesn't stick.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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