July 20th, 2007



The end is near: Rowling bids her boy wizard [i.e., the series] goodbye. Also, bakes sponge cake.

Meanwhile, padawansguide is telling me that commenters are spoiler-bombing YouTube, and lauramcvey says spoiler entries are also up on Wikipedia, and since apparently even the New York Times can't restrain themselves (Rowling angered as NYT reviews last Potter; that link about the review may not have spoilers, but I don't know), I'm going into internet lockdown. I stayed off the computer most of yesterday anyway, but even when I'm on, today and yesterday it's been nothing but Snarkfest (where we actually closed registration for the week to prevent random trolls) and my email to check on what our plans for tonight are going to be, and I'm a little nervous about my email at that. All my RSS feeds are piling up at Google Reader, but--it's just not worth it, you know? CONSTANT VIGILANCE, etc.

(God! I can't believe I'll be reading the very last book in less than 18 hours.)

I don't really have any predictions to make; I just want Harry to live. Collapse )

Okay, so. Comments on this entry should be SPOILER-FREE. But tonight, before I leave, I will post a free-for-all where you can start discussing as you finish the book. And I will not have those comments emailed back to me, so it's going to be an unmoderated Wild West in there, caveat lector. As of this evening, I will be completely unreachable until I finish the book myself, which could be as early as the wee hours of Saturday or as late as... later that day, I guess. Depends on how tired I am when I get home; I clocked myself at about 100 pages of HP hardback an hour when I was reading the last two books this week. I'm still on GOF because I didn't have as much reading time as I thought I would, but considering that the concept of Death Eaters is introduced in that book, I think I've fulfilled my original plan of catching up on all the major loose ends.

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The Potterdämmerung is nigh


1. I have to repost this from the Snarkfest metaquotes because I still start crying with laughter every time I reread it. From a chat session, re: Pimp Mack Sirius: Collapse )

2. ROCKS FALL, EVERYONE DIES: Discuss. Which means, yes, SPOILERS IN THE COMMENTS. Don't click through and come crying to me. Also, caveat wanker: I'm going into internet lockdown pretty soon, so this will be unmoderated, and if I come back and find that y'all have started fighting, I will report it to Fandom Wank myself.

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