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Posted on Wednesday 27 March 2013 at 5:16 pm

What counts as spoilers?


failte_aoife at 9:55 pm on 27 March 2013 (UTC) (Link)
I have never been terribly spoiler-phobic. I never considered 'casting-spoilers' proper spoilers as I really don't think that knowing faces in advance somehow spoils my fun while watching. Same goes for titles...and as you said: what writers etc. give away is usually carefully selected, often even deliberately missleading but I do somehow understand if people don't want to know that.

Re: Sherlock...good question. Again I'm happy with all speculation, especially because knowing the original stories hasn't really helped with figuring out the solution to any of the episodes. Even in Hound & Study in Pink that were very closely linked with the original stories, knowing them helped in no way figuring out what the solution was. And learning the solution beforehand that's really the only thing what would spoil it for me.

Generally speaking: A while ago there was a tumblr-post with casting news about an actor who got cast for the first episode. There was no offical announcment about his role but everybody yelled SEBASTIAN MORAN very loudly and without spoiler-warnings. I don't think anybody got upset about this (but then I avoided looking closer at it...I know why I don't look at the Sherlock-fandom on tumblr that closely...)
bratty_jedi at 11:24 am on 28 March 2013 (UTC) (Link)
Moran speculating kind of thing is what I was mostly wondering about. I've seen some speculation on that and on another canon character possibly being introduced in the first episode and that doesn't bother me at all but then there are supposed set spoilers "confirming" various speculations and that kind of thing annoys me a bit but not really because I don't really believe it is confirmation and because the exact execution is far more interesting and just knowing the characters are going to be there doesn't tell you what Moffat and Gatiss are going to do with them.

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