I've tried holding my post back for a while to protect my friends....But I cannot hold out any longer...
THIS HARRY POTTER THING IS COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTROL. I CAN'T STAND IT!
There. I said it. I didn't want to do it because I want to protect my valuable friendships. See, I have a few friends, who will remain nameless, who are completely and utterly obsessed with old Harry. I love these friends, deeply, and I don't want to hurt their feelings, but I feel like its completely gone too far.
As you all may know, we are mere days away from the release of the final installment of Harry Potter.
I'm not going to sit here and cite examples to you how folks have gone COMPLETELY NUTTY with this whole thing. It should be fairly obvious. I'm just waiting to see the mental wards fill up the day after everyone reads the new book and finds out that Harry never hooks up with Cho and does, in fact, die. We may just have a spike in murder rates.
Now I read the books. I'm currently reading HP number 6 in an effort to finish it before the new book does come out. I sat at home yesterday and read 400 pages worth of it. Most of this is due to the bet I made with Deanna (nothing on the line except for pride) that I could read them all before the new one came out. What can I say, I'm competitive.
I also owe the fact that I DO read to Harry. I hated reading before I picked up a copy of #1 back at my first summer at Shiloh. But i've always been "in progress" with a book since.
IT IS a good story. It's a easy read, addicting, well written and...well...just a flat out good story.
But theres a fine line between enjoying a good story and completely obsessing your life over it. And that's where my problem lies. I've always been a big fan of the idea of "everything in moderation."
Folks, you've crossed that line. Actually you crossed it a long time ago.
As for me, I will get the book (probably second hand from someone...or...i'll probably will know what will happen within a week of the book releasing..so whats the point)
I guess my problem is that I shun being a part of hype. I've been that way since I was a kid. I refused, and have yet to see, the movie Titanic for the pure fact that it was such a huge hit. I wanted nothing to do with it.
I don't want to call any of my friends out (but feel free to comment).
There it is. I've said it. I'm sorry, but my feelings must be known.