How to Avoid Spoilers like a Pro (120/365)

I think it’s safe to say that we’ve reached that point in 2019 where every show/movie that we’ve been waiting for has (or is) coming out. The lead up to a lot of these releases has been painful for a lot of us, but the fact that movies like Avengers: End Game have finally hit the cinema’s means that a lot of spoilers are circulating the internet and it isn’t fun. Hell, even day to day conversation is dangerous since people discuss spoilers as easily as they complain about the weather. So naturally I have to write a guide on how to avoid spoilers so you can watch your shit in peace.

Stay off social media

This might be difficult, but it’s a necessary evil because spoilers are everywhere on social media. People’s stories, their comments, their memes – even meme pages aren’t safe. Just have a detox and save yourself the stress.

Let people know that you haven’t seen what you’re trying to avoid

Sometimes people spoil things and it’s an accident, they’re not actually being dickheads. They just assume you have watched it, so let people know that you’re avoiding spoilers and they will respect your boundaries (unless they’re an arsehole).

Listen to music in shared spaces

Now you can let people you know aware of your journey to avoid spoilers, but complete strangers don’t give a fuck – so avoid them by listening to a lovely playlist of your favourite loud music.

Hopefully these tips guide you on this journey, and if they fail, don’t come after me.

Captain Marvel Was a Pleasant Surprise (71/365)

So this Sunday I went out to watch Captain Marvel with low to no expectations. I knew nothing about the character from the comics and after what Marvel did to Black Widow and Scarletwitch I thought they’d somehow ruin this one. I just lost my faith in their ability to adapt female characters and keep them well rounded, strong and believable, but to my surprise Captain Marvel was an amazing film.

I’ll keep this short and spoiler free but the plot worked great as an origin story, it’s set before Nick Fury has his famous eyepatch so you don’t need to worry about where it fits in the greater Marvel timeline. The main premise is that Captain Marvel has lost all her memories and is a cree soldier hunting down the shapeshifting Skrull race, during her encounter she ends up on earth and that’s where the fun happens.

Everyones dynamics worked, not only was this a great story but it was funny, serious and at some moments it got emotional. The elements of female empowerment seeped through but didn’t overwhelm and honestly I would 10/10 recommend it to everyone. I can’t wait to see how she fits into the next Avengers film as we now know her full strength and what she’s capable of.

Also it has two post credits scenes, so like every Marvel film, stay to the very end 🙂