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Thoughts about spoilers


THIS POST CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS FOR 'HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE'.











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The big surprise at the end of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, that Snape kills Dumbledore, was spoiled for me before I read the book. Spoiled for me in a way that might at first glance seem like it's my own damn fault, but I don't accept that.

See, I have this habit of checking the personal LJs of trolls. Whenever some jerk trolls a community (usually a furry community, it seems), I like to go and look at the troll's own LJ to see if there are any redeeming qualities. Is he normally a thoughtful guy who writes coherent posts in his own space, but just happens to have picked up on an especially obnoxious hobby, or is he just some twit who got an account just so he could harass people, and he's filled his space up with nothing but OMG LOL KEKEKE, or not even bothered writing anything?

Well, there was this furry community (I forget which one) and some guy (I forget who) went and trolled it, and I clicked on his name to see what kind of person he was, and the most recent post at the top of the page read:

"DUMBLEDORE DIES BECAUSE SNAPE KILLS HIM!

DUMBLEDORE DIES BECAUSE SNAPE KILLS HIM!

DUMBLEDORE DIES BECAUSE SNAPE KILLS HIM!

DUMBLEDORE DIES BECAUSE SNAPE KILLS HIM!

DUMBLEDORE DIES BECAUSE SNAPE KILLS HIM!"

Dammit. So I had to lay off reading troll LJs until I finished the book.

But at least knowing that fact didn't make reading the book any less fun. It's still a gripping tale, and it's the events that lead up to Dumbledore dying that are what count. In fact, it's lucky for me that that was the only surprise that got spoiled. This guy coulda been a real asshole and blabbed other secrets from the book, such as who the Half-Blood Prince is, what horcruxes are, how Harry and Dumbledore found the horcrux in the cave, the fact that the horcrux was a fake, and so on.

After I finished the book, one of my friends showed me a T-shirt that's being sold on tshirthell.com: "Dumbledore dies on p. 596. I just saved you 4 hours and $30." Whoever made up that shirt is an idiot who doesn't understand the joy of reading a good story. I mean, by that same logic, rollercoasters go up and down. There, I just saved you a trip to Six Flags, Disneyland, Cedar Point, etc.

Man, when book 7 comes out, I am not turning my computer on until I finish it. In fact, I'll tell you the ending of book 7 right now: Harry Potter kills everybody who spoils the book for other people.
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