Does opening a Harry Potter hotline constitute a spoiler?

harry potter: Hotline Opens to Counsel Heartbroken Potter Fans

My prediction:
1 - Dumbledore isn't dead (he's only mostly dead)
2 - Snape isn't really evil
3 - Harry Dies.
4 - Voldemort Dies.

It's kind of like the end of Lord of the Rings - sure, the One Ring is destroyed, and the armies of Mordor are dispersed by the Aaragorn and his buddies. But, the other rings' power is also destroyed, and while Barad-Dur crumbles, so does the foundation of Lothlorien and Rivendell. The message is quite simple: that there can be no destruction of evil without some destruction of good. The calculas of epic-fantasy resolution is almost always bitter sweet like that.

But you know what, whatever happens props to Rowling for writing a consistently rousing tale that really only gets better which each passing book. Even bigger props for not drawing the tale out into some interminable garbage a la Robert Jordan (who's 24th brick of a book was just released).

Oh yeah, in other fantasy entertainment news, I got Earthsea from Netflix. Pretty darn bad! With a cast like that, and some really amazing prior success (the Dune and Children of Dune miniseries are astoundingly good) I had high hopes despite the warnings. Ged's blacksmith father has got to earn some sort of award for Worst Acting Ever. Kristin Kruek is quite easy on the eyes and does a decent acting job. I really wanted to see more action on Roke. Oh well, at least I didn't have to watch commercials. :)

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