Hey. You know that guy you're friends with? The one who obsessively absorbed every book and comic related to Star Wars' Expanded Universe? The one who is so mad that Abrams and his new movies have officially negated all the stories they've loved?
Yeah, you know who I'm talking about. Heck, you might even be that guy. And there's nothing wrong with that. You love a thing that's great and it gets taken away? Of course you're gonna be frustrated.
How-#$%-ing ever ...
With The Force Awakens officially premiered, full reviews dropping Wednesday, and theaters filling from Thursday until further notice, the chances of people getting spoiled on the newest entry in the saga is intense. And while there are things like the Chrome extension Force Block, acting for the good side there's always the "Snape kills Dumbledore" crowd to act as the dark side.
The Alliance to Preserve the Expanded Universe is a group of Star Wars super fans whose closed Facebook group page has 3,674 members. Their goal has been a simple (albeit impossible) one -- convince Disney to reinstate the Expanded Universe into the Star Wars canon. Right now, though, they've got a terrible plan to make that happen.
If Disney doesn't acquiesce to the Allance's demands, they will take to every form of social media and spoil the entirety of The Force Awakens for anyone who hasn't had the chance to see it yet.
Look. Dudes. We all get it -- The Thrawn Trilogy was really great, and it's a super bummer that story doesn't count anymore. But please, get a little perspective!
The worst part of all of this, believe it or not, isn't that there are multiple people willing to spoil both strangers and friends about the most anticipated film of the year, decade, century and millennium (and Willennium, even), it's that what they're planning has been dubbed “spoil-jihadi.” Seriously, dudes? Like, for real, right now?
Here we are, living in one of the most politically complex times in human history, in which people literally feel they have no other recourse than to committ suicidal acts of terrorism on the regular, and you want to compare that with your spoiling a movie? That's not just pathetic, it's offensive.
So, if you thought this was a good idea, stop -- for so many reasons, just stop. No fictional universe, no matter how awesome, is worth being this much of a jerk.