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So Harry Potter gets killed? Like any of us actually care.

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | July 18, 2007 10:38 AM

Jesus titty fucking Christ, I didn't realize they were all still alive. How many fucking books do they need?

Posted by monkey | July 18, 2007 10:46 AM

"You're a news reporter, why don't you report on something important like Iraq? You suck." Ha! That was my favorite comment on that Captain America post and I forgot all about it. It pretty much applies to this as well.

Posted by Ari Spool | July 18, 2007 10:50 AM

Hagrid doesn't die.

His half-brother does.

And it turns out that Voldemort is Harry's dad's former roommate and it all started with a feud over who could eat the most at a food competition.

I was shocked, let me tell you ...

by the way, your "Post" button says "  Post  " on it in Firefox, lusers.

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 18, 2007 10:57 AM

Its a harsh lesson learned... there is no escaping a cross media marketing blitz in America. Its like fishing in a barrel for the ad execs; especial a media blitz propelled by the devout fan base. The outrage is a 'cha-ching' of the cash register.

Posted by Phenics | July 18, 2007 10:58 AM

Awww...poor Jonah. People point out that he's an asshole for possibly spoiling people and he responds all indignant like. Who gives a fuck if you think we're nerds? Certainly not us. And no shit you haven't read a single Harry Potter book, or you wouldn't be being such a prick about it.

Who said they weren't ever coming to The Slog again? All I read were people saying they weren't coming back until Sunday when the book comes out.

Posted by JessB | July 18, 2007 11:16 AM

Man, lots of times comic book publishers will spoil deaths of characters to boost sales. It's sort of how the single issue stuff works.

No one has to do that to boost Harry Potter sales, and most people who read them don't want them spoiled. And after all the shit with the last one, I'm a little surprised to see stuff here.

Though, you guys do really suck with geeky type stuff, so maybe I shouldn't be shocked at this.

Posted by Jordyn | July 18, 2007 11:28 AM

I don't begrudge people reading and sharing spoilers. Whatever--their call.

However, like any work of fiction with a suspense/mystery element, it's more fun if you don't know what'll happen. Most of the time, that happens by default--nobody knew, ten minutes into The Sixth Sense, that Bruce Willis's character was already dead, because it wasn't plastered all over the damned internet. You can't argue that the movie wouldn't have been as fun if you already knew.

Harry Potter, however? I've stopped reading most of my regular sites because one has to actively dodge spoilers, and I don't want the story spoiled for me. I'm not an "insane Harry Potter nerd," I just prefer an actual story over a summary of plot points. I've been waiting two years and I don't mind waiting 48 more hours. Really.

It's not the existence of spoilers that are dickish, it's people posting them places where they don't belong or can't be knowingly avoided. I was hoping that the Sloggers would either deign themselves above the Let's Spoil Harry Potter thang, or actually be above it. Ah well. I guess I'm off Slog until after this weekend too--and I usually like you people.

Posted by Christin | July 18, 2007 11:36 AM

Sadly, I'm pretty sure Hagrid does die. But man, I might have to start avoiding the web...

Posted by Dianna, aka Insane Harry Potter Nerd | July 18, 2007 11:41 AM

Another spoiler: At the end of Slog, everybody dies, too.

Posted by Boomer in NYC | July 18, 2007 11:41 AM

Mayor Quinby: "Er, um at the end of the Crying Game, that chick was really a man!"


Posted by Original Andrew | July 18, 2007 11:59 AM

Wooo! Looks like I riled JessB!

Posted by Jonah S | July 18, 2007 12:00 PM


What happens after Friday night when we all find out Harry lives? (I don't know either. I am honestly speculating ... just like millions of fans have done so for YEARS, and just as I think Jonah did this morning.)

Does Jonah get an "apology" supply of deep-fried, bacon-wrapped Chocolate Frogs?

Posted by Gloria | July 18, 2007 12:11 PM

Captain America isn't dead you heartless bastard.

Posted by mason | July 18, 2007 12:23 PM

*snickers* I was going to say we riled you considering you made a follow-up post to bitch about us.

Posted by JessB | July 18, 2007 12:33 PM

No, I did the follow-up post to point out humorless Potter fans appear to be.

Posted by Jonah S | July 18, 2007 12:49 PM

Sorry, I'll be at a going away party for a friend going to Zambia to set up TB clinics, so I'll have to wait to read the new Potter until Sunday.

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 18, 2007 1:11 PM


I'll spoil it. Fuck it. Hagrid does not die. He remains at Hog.

Suck that, biatch [sic]! Ooh-wOW!

Posted by Mr. Poe | July 18, 2007 1:17 PM

I'm almost positive Hagrid dies...but I'm afraid one of the kids will die, or the Weasley parents, which will SUCK. I still haven't gotten over Dumbledore!

Posted by Dianna | July 18, 2007 2:29 PM

Congrats on the Slate link Jonah, now thousands of people (instead of the 14 people who stumle across the Stanger's wesite while searching for alternate means of masturbation) will know what a heartless bastard you are.

Posted by Ozymandias | July 18, 2007 3:14 PM

Thanks Ozy,

I had no idea I'd been linked.

Posted by Jonah S | July 18, 2007 3:36 PM

Here's some rad Harry Potter news.

Posted by no one in particular | July 18, 2007 4:59 PM

hagrid doesn't die, harry doesn't die.

six characters die, it's fairly obvious that Voldemort will be one of them.

rest in peace, ron weasley.

Posted by zilch | July 19, 2007 12:14 PM

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