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Harry Potter and the Long, Frustrating Wait [Jul. 16th, 2005|12:01 pm]
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We took in the Harry Potter party in Hudson, Ohio, last night. We cheered with the crowds when the doors opened at 12:01 am. We were 445th in line, but had book in hand within half an hour, thanks to The Learned Owl's tremendously efficient organization. We stumbled through the door at something after 1am and collapsed.

And now I am waiting. Waiting and waiting and twiddling my thumbs.

Ferrett reads much faster than I do. So he gets first crack at the book.

It makes perfect sense, and I don't object - why should he wait on relatively pokey me? I do, however, mind. We wants it, precious! We thinks of it always!!!

Which is the problem. It's a miserably muggy day out, and I have no desire to go anywhere. We're feeling very strapped for cash, so even a little concilation shopping is out. I'm just puttering around here, too excited for my turn, trying to avoid the oblique hints in lj entries and generally obsessing like a junky waiting for a fix.

Which is what I am, really.

EDIT And, great, I am now going to have to stop reading my flist because some bitch made an icon giving away a huge spoiler. Because, WHEE, it's fun ruining other people's fun. Hahahaha, you sure showed us.

[User Picture]From: dreagoddess
2005-07-16 04:20 pm (UTC)
You poor, poor thing!! *hugs in sympathy* The book is excellent. And let me know who the spoilerwhore is, I'll KEEEEELL her! That's just not right.
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[User Picture]From: wolflady26
2005-07-16 04:21 pm (UTC)
If it's any consolation, I'm pretty sure I won't be reading the book within the next year or so, so I'm pretty safe.
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[User Picture]From: wrendragon
2005-07-16 04:29 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid to read anything until I've read it (for book 5, I had the Big Twist Death spoiled for me by someone on my flist, and I was sad). But I won't get my copy until Monday. I think I'm going on an lj-hiatus until then, I'll go finish playing FFII instead. XD
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[User Picture]From: finding_helena
2005-07-16 10:39 pm (UTC)
I wish I could do that. But mine isn't coming for a couple of weeks, and there's no way I can stay off LJ for that long.... okay, maybe I could at some other time in my life, but I have butt-nothing else to do!
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[User Picture]From: raylenetaskoski
2005-07-16 04:33 pm (UTC)
that sucks. I hate people like that. Really and truly hate them. Of course it's very sad that the only way they can make themselves feel important is to ruin everyone elses joy. I got into a seriously long lj drama over someone posting the winner of survivor in a community unrelated to the show, but in part related in a way to the winner, but in the meantime ruined it for everyone who hadn't got to see it yet (not even on the west coast!)

When their best argument is 'get a life' it fails completely because the whole reason you've recorded something to watch at a later date is that you have a life.

I'm waiting for mine to come in the mail today. I ordered it from Amazon. I'm really, really tempted to run to walmart and get it sooner but I have a picnic to go to this afternoon and I couldn't read it then anyway and it'll be here when I get home. But then I have to fight tori for it, so I might go get it anyway. I had two book 5's for that reason. :)

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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-07-16 04:41 pm (UTC)
Ferrett reads so fast that I will probably have it in hand before the end of the day, which is why buying two would just be silly for us.

Once I get past anger and hurt (I really did have to fight tears), mostly I just feel sorry for them. Their lives have to be pretty joyless if spoiling the fun for other people is their source of glee.
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[User Picture]From: elfwench
2005-07-16 05:03 pm (UTC)
Heh... It's a good thing my obsession is the RA Salvatore Forgotten Realms books. (Got to love that sexy hunk of dark elf goodness Drizzt is... I'd do him! ;> )
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[User Picture]From: brujah
2005-07-16 05:05 pm (UTC)


Damned right. RAWRR!!
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[User Picture]From: rhapsody_98
2005-07-16 05:25 pm (UTC)
Maybe it'll cheer you up that the only "spoiler" I've seen (all over the Internet) was a joke? Maybe it wasn't a spoiler at all?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-07-16 05:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, I hope so!
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[User Picture]From: shadefell
2005-07-16 05:31 pm (UTC)
I pre-ordered the book, thinking it would ship to the address I'm staying at today.

Unfortunatly, the delivery has been re-scheduled for some reason and should arrive on the 19th... at which point I may no longer be at that address.

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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-07-16 05:40 pm (UTC)
From whom did you order it that it's delayed that long?!
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[User Picture]From: tygher
2005-07-16 05:37 pm (UTC)
You think you have it bad .. I don't sit still enough to read anything so I'm having to wait until I can get the audiobook to listen to. My hubby and best gay read the first chapter lastnight after we went out to a little local shop to pick up a copy for the Best Gay .. though they're not allowed to read the whole thing until Jason gets his copy today through Amazon.
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[User Picture]From: cathawk
2005-07-16 05:41 pm (UTC)
And, great, I am now going to have to stop reading my flist because some bitch made an icon giving away a huge spoiler. Because, WHEE, it's fun ruining other people's fun. Hahahaha, you sure showed us.

How rude!! Sounds like someone to drop as a friend.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-07-16 05:42 pm (UTC)
It was a comment in a friend's journal, which has since been screened. Not the friend's fault, but still.
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[User Picture]From: leila82
2005-07-16 06:04 pm (UTC)
I made the mistake of reading the spoilers this past week, and apparently the ones I read are true. I'm thinking of avoiding this book till book 7 comes out now, just so I know how everything turns out.
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[User Picture]From: ladyortyger
2005-07-16 06:45 pm (UTC)
I am pretty sure a friend is bringing me a copy in oh, about 10 minutes.. and I can't even START it because I have a final paper and 5 exams and a couple of presentations due within the next 9 days.

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[User Picture]From: heathrow
2005-07-16 07:07 pm (UTC)
I'm not going to be reading it for at least a week, until my finals are over. :/
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-07-17 03:08 pm (UTC)
Finished it this morning. Good read.
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[User Picture]From: lacey
2005-07-16 07:40 pm (UTC)
I saw something on JamethSomeone's journal saying that if he saw ANYTHING about Harry Potter on his friends list, he would post the spoiler (I don't know if it's true or not) he would be posting this thing he made. Some people also made icons. I suggest you still keep your eyes open for a few days, just in case.

Sorry it got spoiled for you. I'm hoping that with the mind fog from Fibromyalgia, I will forget what I saw on that page... and that it proves to be untrue besides.

But I doubt it. Dammit.
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[User Picture]From: scarletdemon
2005-07-16 08:26 pm (UTC)


May I suggest that no one who cares is tempted to click on "Someone", or they'll SEE the bloody spoiler!
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[User Picture]From: raylenetaskoski
2005-07-17 12:03 am (UTC)
yep, that's the same thing that happened with the survivor winner. Someone posted about it in a community that had nothing to do with survivor and then went ballistic telling all the people he spoiled the ending for that it was our fault, we shouldn't have gotten on the internet if we didn't want to know, we should get lives (which we have, reason we weren't home watching TV at that exact moment, duh) and tens of other excuses why what he did wasn't rude and inconsiderate.


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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-07-17 03:13 pm (UTC)
Our copy has been read twice now - once by Ferrett, once by me - and has passed on to Kristi, who was waiting impatiently for my finish. So you can't say our $24.99 was frivilously spent!
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[User Picture]From: fortuna_juvat
2005-07-16 08:49 pm (UTC)
Beware wtf_inc. I now have every single pivotal plot point spoiled. In size 24 red text, no less. *mopes*
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-07-17 03:18 pm (UTC)
I stayed away from my computer until this morning when I finished the book. I'm sorry about the spoilage. :-(
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[User Picture]From: finding_helena
2005-07-16 10:40 pm (UTC)
Someone on my friends list made a fake spoiler icon on purpose. At least it's better than a real spoiler icon.
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[User Picture]From: suzieboz
2005-07-16 10:50 pm (UTC)
I'm having the same argument with Adam. I solved it with "I read faster than you and I don't care if I still have to finish Lifeguard. You want to read it first? You get in that line!"

BTW, I was number 157. However no one knew where the hell to go to get in line and some people could have gotten seriously hurt for trying to just jump into line.

My "pushy broad" persona came out full force. No one was getting in front of me. Listen to where to go to line up and teach your kids some manners.

I did read the first few pages before passing out (literally) at 2:00 last night after bringing home an extremely exhausted 2 1/2, 7 and 33 year old.
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[User Picture]From: bunnykissd
2005-07-16 11:11 pm (UTC)
Stupid spoilers!!!

I don't even *have* a copy, but I am not too worried about it. I'll get it eventually, and meanwhile I have other things to keep me occupied, you know like, divorcing my husband, having sex with new people, cooking good food, rearranging the house, camping, finding myself, losing weight...

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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-07-17 03:27 pm (UTC)
You made me giggle.
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[User Picture]From: wyldreamer
2005-07-17 02:07 am (UTC)
someone in a breastfeeding community had a spoiler icon, I don't know if it was a real one or fake one...but either way I was very tempted to post in reply to her breastfeeding problems question, something like..."it's because your a bad mother, a bad person and you suck."

I didn't though, I'm mean enough to think something like that but not really mean enough to post it ;0

I won't have the book until next week though :(
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[User Picture]From: shadesong
2005-07-17 05:23 pm (UTC)
I read way faster than Adam, so I'd ordinarily have gotten first crack...

But. Visiting boyfriend. So. :)

He's finished it, so I get it for the plane ride home. :)
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[User Picture]From: libco
2005-07-18 05:40 am (UTC)
Damn I hate that! So far my flist is being really good. But my mouse finger itches to click!
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