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Just shut up, will you?
Everyone posting "OMG Oh Emm Gee OMG no spoilers!!!!!111!!!1!1111eleventyone" for the new Harry Potter: shut up. Cock in the mouth. Just gargle on it and shut the everloving christ up. That goes double for you people who've gone to the length of using an image banner in your ravings so as to achieve that perfect level of obnoxiousness. It's cool that you're excited and I can sympathize to an extent, but I've never seen the collective IQ of LiveJournal drop so sharply in such a short period of time over something people might do but haven't yet.

If people put as much energy into our political systems as they are putting into preemptive wrath for spoilers of a children's novel, our world would be a hell of a lot better place.

Normally I love you folks, but right now a good portion of you are just being a complete bunch of spasmos.

Current Mood: fucking tired of ravings about OMG OMG NO SPOILZ
Current Music: Gregorian Chant - Ordinary World

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fiskblack From: fiskblack Date: July 16th, 2005 11:10 am (UTC) (Link)
I never cared about Harry Potter because I'm not 11 years old.

I tried watching one of the movies with some friends, but was left utterly distinterested. To each their own, I guess.
rustitobuck From: rustitobuck Date: July 16th, 2005 01:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's assuming we're really as uptight as you're apparently getting uptight thinking we are.

I'm more figuring out how I'm going to take the kids to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory between a bike ride and a possible cookout.

Oh yeah, kids, that's a good excuse, I have to read the book so I can engage the kids in conversation.
duckhunter From: duckhunter Date: July 16th, 2005 02:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, as a LJ Stalker Extraordinaire, I'm pretty sick of the HP stuff myself, although I abandoned the franchise long ago after seeing the second movie and asking my HP-infused roomies, "So... Does Harry actually grow a personality, or is just a slow jock getting by on daddy's trust fun for the rest of the books?"

The answer persuaded me to avoid any further interaction. :)

However, as this is LJ, drama is always the order of the day.

Thanks for providing the anti-drama drama. :D (Meant to be funny, not mean)

wolfbrotherjoe From: wolfbrotherjoe Date: July 16th, 2005 04:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eh ... I can understand. Some people just *don't get it* that they shouldn't go blabbing stories around. (I myself have that problem from time to time.) I myself have nearly leapt through the computer or radio to throttle someone when people have blabbed stuff about Aliens 4 or The Sixth Sense before those two movies were a week out of the theatre (or, in the case of Aliens 4, before it was even in the theatre).

Obviously it's not because people are pissed that people *might* do it... it's because they're pissed because people have done it with past books, and they don't want a *repeat occurance*.

It probably didn't take them as long to write up their "Don't ruin the book for me" posts as it took you to write up your complaint about it - I'd personally rather that they *didn't* spend as much time on politics as they did on writing that post, but instead would devote an actually /significant/ portion of time towards being intelligent voters.
From: ex_miang438 Date: July 16th, 2005 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
FUCK YES. *raises a glass*
spoothbrush From: spoothbrush Date: July 16th, 2005 05:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

Who's the spaz again?

Wait. You're a pissed-off panther because a book was published and now people want to *read* it instead of having someone tell them the story?

Fuck, Feej. Why don't you just go out to your local school board and tell them they don't need to fund English classes while there's Blockbuster down the highway? Maybe start denying the validity of evolution while you're at it, or start explaining that no teenager needs sex ed. Enjoy your slope. I see that it's slippery.

I mean, bitching because people want to *read*. If you want to talk about things that would make the world a better place...

I'd also try to explain to you the strong developing theme in the series about the necessity of participating in political systems and world events rather than leaving things to bureaucratic careerists, but I don't think you'd listen if I did.
feren From: feren Date: July 16th, 2005 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Who's the spaz again?

Wow, Lari... I have absolutely no idea how you read all that into my entry, but I don't mind telling you: it amuses me greatly that you did.


spoothbrush From: spoothbrush Date: July 16th, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Who's the spaz again?


Babe, we've known that for YEARS.
feren From: feren Date: July 16th, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Who's the spaz again?

*looks about furtively* SHHHHH! Daddy Beelzebub said I wasn't supposed to let anybody know until after he started the firey rain!

...or the Cubs win the World Series. You know, whichever comes first.
spoothbrush From: spoothbrush Date: July 16th, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Who's the spaz again?

Gin's in the freezer, kitty.
ronbar From: ronbar Date: July 17th, 2005 02:41 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Who's the spaz again?

Whiners. All of you are whiners.

posicat From: posicat Date: July 16th, 2005 05:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Who's the spaz again?

I have to agree, nothing he said was a complaint about people reading, or even talking about reading.

What he complained about was the massive pre-emptive strike of obnoxiousness of a million people crying out "no spoilers". It's kind of like Las Vegas driving down your street, lights blazing, to say "Don't forget to fed your cat!" There is such thing as overkill, this was overkill, just like taking out a Photomat with a cruise missile would be.
spoothbrush From: spoothbrush Date: July 16th, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Who's the spaz again?

I haven't seen anyone be obnoxious and overkillable about the book, just people being obnoxious and whiny over the people who want to read it. This leads me to conclude that if you're seeing people obnoxiously going on about the book, then either you guys have friended the wrong LJs and communities, in which case you should get some new ones, or else you're living in some sort of curious world of your own making. You can take your pick. *grins*

It was as if a million voices cried out for no spoilers, and then were suddenly silenced.
urocyon From: urocyon Date: July 16th, 2005 05:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
First I'd heard of this. I must be reading all the wrong journals.
yotogi From: yotogi Date: July 16th, 2005 10:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maybe you need to take a little break from the intarweb, bro. Seriously. This is not something you need to pop an anyeurism over.
collie13 From: collie13 Date: July 17th, 2005 03:35 am (UTC) (Link)
I dunno... it is getting kinda old, and some of the folks whining about no-spoilers do sound astonishingly petulant. It's not like someone actually pissed in their Wheaties or anything, y'know? ;)
yotogi From: yotogi Date: July 17th, 2005 03:48 am (UTC) (Link)
My point being that if it's gonna twist your spud that badly, maybe it might be time to take a little LJ vacation rather than, you know, drive up your hypertension.
spunbutterfly From: spunbutterfly Date: July 17th, 2005 05:20 am (UTC) (Link)
My own request for no spoilers?

Some dumbass on some social MUSH I chat on leaked a really large spoiler without a spoiler warning out of nowhere because he thought -everyone- knew already because of course, it was such a huge deal to him. There are dumb fucks out there who just don't think beyond themselves unless battered incessantly with reminders.

So yeah, now I know something I would rather not have known because someone did spoil something for me. Call it childish, whatever.
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