Hi, Orphan Black fandom! I have no idea if the relevant individuals are seeing this, or if you would even care if you are, but I’m still going to make a post about this because – hey, I have a lot of followers, may as well use that for something.
If you don’t know, cosima-geekmonkey-niehaus has been getting an absolute BUTTLOAD of spoilers for Episode 2 during the last week or so, despite repeated requests to stop and changing her askbox title to a big, honkin’, all-caps message asking people to stop. I have gotten spoilers for Episode 2 sent to me anonymously even though I have very clearly been spoiler-free for months and my askbox title says “NO SPOILERS” in all-caps. I don’t know if this is just some extraordinarily poor reading comprehension or if the people sending this are being intentionally malicious, but either way: S T O P .
If it was an accident: thanks for not intentionally sending spoilers to those who wish to remain spoiler-free! In the future, please be more careful – sniffing around someone’s blog for a minute or two (or checking…their askbox title…) can tell you whether or not someone is spoiler-free. If they are spoiler-free: don’t send spoilers! If you can’t tell whether or not they’re spoiler-free: don’t send spoilers! If they are rolling in spoilers just as much as you are: go for it, party time, y’all can break down the episode minute-by-minute, I don’t care. But please don’t let your excitement for the show ruin it for other people – because that’s a total bummer for everyone involved. No one wants anyone’s excitement to be spoiled.
If it wasn’t an accident: seriously, you need to stop. It’s not funny. It’s not clever. It’s being blatantly disrespectful of someone’s desire to enjoy a television show that is on for ten weeks of the year. You’re effectively saying “look, I know you want to enjoy OB your way, but I don’t care. I saw this, and now you’re going to see it just because I can show it to you.” You don’t even get anything out of this! Congrats, you’ve irritated a Tumblr user and maybe led them to make a post about it. That should in no way be a justification for behaving like a six-year-old who’s sharing someone’s secrets on the playground. Seriously. You’re behaving like a six-year-old, and no one is benefitting.
This is in no way a critique of those of you who have already seen the episode – yeah, in an ideal world, we’d all wait for the show to air live. It’s your life, though, and you can watch it if you want to. But please, please be respectful of those of us who have chosen to let the show unfold in real time, one hour a week. This fandom gets so little time to actually be immersed in the show. Don’t ruin it for people. Sharko out.