Am I the only person who does this? Fast forward through movies!!

@mssnow (9493)
United States
August 25, 2007 11:04pm CST
I was watching "Snakes on a plane" tonight (on cable TV) and I had to leave in the middle of it. WHY? Because I hate suspence. I rent movies then I fast forward through them to see whats going to happen. THEN: I will watch the movie. I like to be told what is gonna happen next so I am prepared. I have not met one other person in this world who is like me. Do you like suspense?? Yes, I have been told all of the same old lines. "It will ruin the movie" blah blah blah. Not for me it makes it enjoyable. And YES, I also read the last page of a book so I know the ending. Is there anyone out there like me?? Or does everyone else like suspence??
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@peanutjar (5200)
• Canada
26 Aug 07
Yep,i know what you mean!I use to read books and became bored and skipped to the last 2 pages to at least find out the ending.As for movies i skipp each scene to see a little bit of it.Im just seeing if its well worth the long sit down to watch.If its not i wont watch it at all.Id rather be doing something else instead of wasting my time on a stupid/boring movie!
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
26 Aug 07
I have done that too, not be cause I think the movie is boring just because there are parts that I really dont care for.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
26 Aug 07
You are one of a kind. So what? To each his own is what I say. The world wouldn't be interesting if we all did the same thing, right? lol Well, I don't like snakes and wouldn't watch it for any amount of money or prizes and no I don't fast forward and then watch the movie. I watch it from the beginning to the end so I guess I'm a suspense liker. So do what YOU like not what everybody else likes.
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
26 Aug 07
heheh thanks, I always do what I want. But I do know that every person I talk too thinks I am strange. lol Thanks for not being like them. I accept being one of a kind.
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• Canada
26 Aug 07
Hi Snow! Your back! I have missed you! Haven't seen you around here in quite a while! Honestly hun, I love suspense. I would hate to fast forward or read the last page in a book because then to me it would ruin it. You certainly are on of a kind hun! Is great to see you! Love & Hugzz.
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
26 Aug 07
Missed you too teddy. I am back but you still wont see me here as often. I get out and do things more. So not on my computer near as much. Hugs and lots of love back at ya xxxx
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• Canada
27 Aug 07
I am glad to hear that you are back my dear! You were greatly missed. xxx
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@twils2 (1812)
• United States
26 Aug 07
Hi Princess, there are some movies that if I knew the ending, I would never watch them. Alot of those made for tv movies I can tell you whose going to fall in love and whose going to die after the first half hour. For me I think it would ruin the movie to know the ending because you miss the story. I guess I can assume that the princess dosnt have alot of patience either. All my best, Terry
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
26 Aug 07
I have patience when I am teaching someone something. I have patience with children. I just cant stand suspense. I have to know what will happen or it drives me crazy. How are you Terry?
@lols189 (4797)
26 Aug 07
no i never fast forward movies as i like suspence as this is mainly the most exciting part of the movie
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
26 Aug 07
I just cant stand not knowing. Thanks
@shinjiao (1464)
• China
26 Aug 07
Me,I like fast forward a movie.I prefer to watch the beginning and the ending firstly and finally watch the middle part.Maybe I'm weird but if the ending is not interesting,I won't watch the middle part.I hope to see a surprised ending but not a cliche at last.
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
26 Aug 07
I like to guess about the endings sometimes and 90 percent of the time I am right. Takes a very clever writer to fool me
@horsesrule (1959)
• United States
26 Aug 07
Generally I only fast forward a movie when I want to find out what happens in it because it's boring and I just want it over with while still knowing how it turned out. And if I suspect a book may not end the way that I want, I will read the last few pages and if I like the ending, I may read the whole book. Sometimes while reading a book, I will skip pages to hurry through it but again, that's because the book is boring and I just want to know how it all turned out [in case I didn't already know].
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
26 Aug 07
I have been known to do the same thing with books because they are boring.
• Philippines
26 Aug 07
Hehehe.. I do that too, but not on books. Sometimes I walk out in the middle of movies when I'm at home, or I switch channels.
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
26 Aug 07
I have been known to switch channels or even turn the sound off. lol
• India
26 Aug 07
well then you happen to be an exception.fast forwarding a suspense thriller negates the basic purpose of the thriller i.e. THRILL. would you be thrilled if you know beforehand that the weird voice coming out of the closet is not of a ghost but of a cat????? or that the killer happens to be none other than the cute innocent grand pa???? so try watching god thriller movies.the one which make you to sit down and bite your nails without givin you time to fast forward.
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
26 Aug 07
I dont like thrill. I dont ride thrill rides and I am always trying to be safe. So No thanks on sitting and watching it. lol
• Australia
26 Aug 07
i have suspence aswell!!!! i always hate not knowing whats going to happen lol , i dont really watch many movies as a by product of this i think .
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
26 Aug 07
Well some movies are fine. I love romantic comedies and can sit and watch these through. But the ones that cause a person to jump out of their seat. Those I cant watch.
@budsr03 (2351)
• Canada
26 Aug 07
Hi Princess, you are unique for sure and that's a good thing! It sounds like you don't like surprises and maybe shows with certain endings, like no sad endings! I have looked ahead on movies and some books, but that was because i was impatient! Also some shows and books get boring so lets fast forward and see the ending! I haven't met anyone like you to this day! Take care Princess! :)
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
26 Aug 07
Hi handsome, Oh yes I love surprises if its something for me. :) But I do not like suspense. Just not knowing for sure bugs me. You are not likey to ever meet anyone like me Bud, I'm special lol
• United States
26 Aug 07
I learned recently that my friend's mom does this exact same thing. She reads the last page of a book before she starts it, and she is also always asking questions during TV shows or movies to know what's going to happen. For me though, this drives me CRAZY. I absolutely hate having the ending to something ruined for me. Reading the last Harry Potter book around my friends who kept leaking information about what was coming was extremely nerve-wracking. I definitely need to see the story unfold in order to enjoy the movie/book. If someone spoiled the last scene of an exciting movie for me (especially something I had been looking forward to) I think I would slap him!
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
26 Aug 07
Well, I am glad others do that too. I don't feel so all alone now lol Thanks
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
28 Aug 07
I sometimes do fast forward the tape if its boring. I do like suspense and can't wait to see what happens next but I do sometimes fast foward or leave it as it is.
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
27 Aug 07
I often times read the last few pages of a book- to find out what happens- But I never fast forward a movie to get to the ending- That would be a waste of money and time to me. I love suspense like that- but reading books is different- I will go back and read the whole book- but sometimes I just want to be sure that boy and girl fall in love and live happily ever after!
• United States
27 Aug 07
No, I have never heard of anyone else doing this for movies! How funny. It would drive me crazy to know what was going to happen next. I do know people who read the last page of a book. To me that is like cheating, but they say it makes reading the story more enjoyable. Do what makes you happy, I say. yaya
• United States
27 Aug 07
No, you are not. I have cable as well and there are some films on cable that are just not worth watching. Although, whenever Star Wars and Star Trek come on, I keep it on that channel.
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@beekay (422)
• India
27 Aug 07
If i lik ethe movie, I will see it completely, else i will fast forward.
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
27 Aug 07
Well you were watching Snakes on a Plane. So of course you are gonna fast forward the plot barely matters anyways ;) And on occasion I do fast forward it if things are going to slow.
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
27 Aug 07
I'm afraid I couldn't do that. I like the suspense and seeing the story unfold. I have never known anyone who does this either, but I have had several friends who turn and read the last page of a book. I guess you just like to see the end, then read to see the steps in getting there! To each their own!
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@Geminigirl (1909)
• United States
26 Aug 07
I do not fast forward through movies, but I have been know to read the last page of a book before. But I can tell you this, by fast forwarding through Snakes on a Plane, you were not missing much! ACtually, you were probably doing yourself a favor!
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