Magic. Have fun at geek prom, gang.
(And give Ardella a sub, she’s Awesome.)
I find it incredibly baffling that we accept, as general practice on the Internet, that it’s rude to start talking about plot details from the latest American Horror Story episode or Star Trek movie without prefacing it with a spoiler warning (so people who haven’t caught up yet can decide whether or not to continue reading), but there’s a huge backlash and this hyperskepticism over the very idea that we might do the same thing for content that could trigger people’s PTSD.
I don’t frankly care if trigger warnings work; I don’t care if every study shows that no one stops reading when they encounter one. They take so little effort to write, with such a great possible benefit, that I don’t see the point in omitting them. If it’s found that they’re harmful or that there’s a better way? Sure, I’ll change up. But for now, I don’t understand the skepticism, I don’t understand the backlash, and if I can accept that I should accommodate people with TiVo, I don’t see why I can’t accommodate people with PTSD.