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How do you feel about doing things non-chronologically?
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Posted 8/23/14
So, what I mean by that is: What if there's a first book series preceded by a second one? Do you have a problem with people reading the second series without reading the first? Example: Reading the "Heroes Of Olympus" series without reading "Percy Jackson". Or what if it's with a television series? Example: Watching "Legend of Korra" without watching "Avatar: The Last Airbender". What are your thoughts on this? Personally, it annoys me.
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Posted 8/23/14
no not really. but i personally hate shows that show their episodes in a non chronological order. (haruhi). They can be great shows overall, but the out of order episodes piss me off to high heaven.
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Posted 8/23/14
Some times I have no choice.
Posted 8/23/14
Yeah no I never do that.

Listening to a band for the first time, I listen to the first song on their first album. Obviously, I start shows from the start. Reading manga always read Vol. 1 first. Comics is kind of hard, but I try to at least read something from the earlier time so I know what's going on.

Even when I taught myself Japanese, rather than start with full phrases I started with one word things and numbers because I felt that it chronologically would come before it. It makes some sense. It was a lot easier too...That's why I hated learning Spanish in school because they'd always start it off with the least useful sentences known to man, like "Where is my tophat" or something equally absurd, and it made it seem futile. /rant

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If series A which has 3 books is made then a series B with another 3 books is made after Series A and it takes place in Series A's universe but 100 years in the future with different main characters and maybe one or two returning side characters/ groups I don't mind reading series B before Series A. Since I don't need to understand Series A characters to appreciate the characters of Series B. And still learn about the universe that both series take place in. (An example would be reading the Lord of the Rings Trilogy before the Hobbit)

A direct sequel that takes place right after a game or book's story is something I have a problem with doing out of order. As an example I would never read book 2 of Series B before book 1 of Series B since the books are part of a connected story that need to be read in sequence to understand the story and characters.

Going by this rule it bothers me to read manga volumes out of order. Or to watch season 3 of a show before watching the 1st 2 seasons (Unless they consist completely of filler)

Another problem is when there is a lot of time jumping where the story starts in the future than goes to the past suddenly then to the present, back to the past further into the past back into the present and so on.
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Posted 8/23/14
If the series is set up in a way that greatly depends upon knowledge of the previous titles/episodes, I aim to read/watch in order.
Posted 8/23/14 , edited 8/23/14
No. I don't have a problem with shit.

But for me, I do/watch/read things in chronologically order.
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Posted 8/23/14
Depends on the thing, but definitely with shows I watch them chronologically. For whatever reason I went to see part 2 of the Hunger Games with my family when we'd never seen the first. Unsurprisingly we didn't have a clue what was going on (not sure what they were expecting).
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Posted 8/23/14
My OCD will NOT allow it.
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22 / F / Skittles
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Posted 8/23/14
I can't do that. Why would I start on the second instead of the first.
I'll have no idea what's going on! D:
Posted 8/23/14
no.

I have really bad OCD when it comes to chronology. I must read/view everything in order.


Even when going to the cinema, I always tell my brother... WE'RE SITTING THROUGH THE 30 MINUTES OF COMMERCIAL BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO MISS NOT EVEN 1 SECOND of the start of the movie.


And he always rolls his eyes... but sometimes that 1 second is important and crucial to the plot... you just never know. and it's weird not knowing what happened....
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Posted 8/23/14

GayAsianBoy wrote:

no.

I have really bad OCD when it comes to chronology. I must read/view everything in order.


Even when going to the cinema, I always tell my brother... WE'RE SITTING THROUGH THE 30 MINUTES OF COMMERCIAL BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO MISS NOT EVEN 1 SECOND of the start of the movie.


And he always rolls his eyes... but sometimes that 1 second is important and crucial to the plot... you just never know. and it's weird not knowing what happened....


It bugs the crap out of me to miss even a little of the start of a movie.
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Posted 8/29/14 , edited 8/29/14
Some shows make sense even if you do not watch them chronologically. Others...would depend. If somewhere, someone or something explained a little bit as to why things go the way they do, then I think it should be fine ^^
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Posted 8/29/14
I have bad OCD when it comes to this type of stuff. I almost always watch in order. With a few exceptions.
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Posted 8/29/14
It bugged me when I found out about the Monogatari series (There are alot of arcs and seasons). The series is not in chronological order (to my knowledge). I had to look up the order of the season's
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