I DIDN'T EVEN THINK THAT CLICKING A FIC-REC LINK ON MY OWN PAGE MIGHT TAKE ME TO A TUMBLR INSTEAD OF A LIVEJOURNAL THAT WOULD HAVE A SIDEBAR .GIF.
THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I DID NOT WANT TO HAVE SPOILED OUT OF CONTEXT.
[specific reference to it]
LITERALLY, TWO DAYS AGO, I found someone on Tumblr saying "remember when a gif of [their first kiss in 2x16] leaked like an hour before the episode?" And my response was "thank god I was not in fandom then, I would have exploded in rage if I'd been shown that out of context."
BUT WHOOPS NOW IT HAS HAPPENED TO ME.
What jerk even posts fic on Tumblr without mirroring it.
Honestly, it's just, it's irresponsible? (Lay all the irrational/unfair blame!) Maybe if try very hard, the memory will blur until I forget the details of what I saw. It was only a very quick glimpse, after all. It's happened before, where I know what I saw but can't picture it exactly.
I WOULD JUST LIKE WORK TO SHUT UP AND GO THE F*CK AWAY ALREADY SO I CAN WRITE.
[edit: FINE. Just for that, I put on comment/sidebar blinders, stalked to YouTube, and watched the "Just Can't Get Enough" performance (official FOX account style, so it cuts off immediately at the end). Not worth it, even after muting all the idiot couples talking and taking away face time from the singers. This was funny when you did it at Prom, but not now! But at least there were a couple of cute parts.]
p.s. hey guys, remember that time I was deep in the heart of Shiny New Fandom Love yet a full season or two behind on Doctor Who and kept going "SHUT UP ABOUT JOURNEY'S END, SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP DON'T SPOIL ME!"? This is like that time.