Around my house, we’re doing everything we can to keep ourselves spoiler-free for the final installment of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Although our copy of the book doesn’t arrive from Amazon until tomorrow, we had to start early with our spoiler-blackout tactics, thanks to the multiple bootleg PDF copies floating around and being voraciously consumed by fans.
Last time around, the World of Warcraft forums were overflowing with spoilers disguised as controversial posts. This year, amidst early reports of spoilers being in the forum post titles themselves despite Blizzard assertions that spoiler posters would potentially be banned from the forums, that became a no-click-to zone. For that same reason, my household’s in-game general and trade channels are turned off. I don’t want to find out who dies in the end until I actually REACH the end of the book tyvm.
I’m also avoiding Salon.com after a livejournal friend noted they have a spoileriffic article. I’m just waiting to see someone on the street with a homemade t-shirt spoiling it for the rest of us. I am sure it is only a matter of time…
Other things I should probably do:
- Avoid my RSS feeds for the next week
- Stay off LiveJournal in case people don’t put spoilers behind an LJ-cut
- Don’t watch TV
- Avoid the newspaper
…um, looks like a media blackout will be in effect!