Life After Harry Potter
little_miss_sparky embraces life after Potter; are you strong enough to do the same? We're definitely, definitely not.—Sparkitors
On July 15, the final film in the Harry Potter series will be released. I am filled with bittersweet excitement; I feel like I ate a "conflicted feelings" sundae, topped with a tinge of sadness and sprinkled with nostalgia. I mean, NO HARRY POTTER = END OF THE WORLD, right? I'm planning to prepare myself the hard way, with these three steps.
Step 1: Embrace the Truth.
I'll never be able marry a fictional character. Goodbye, Draco Malfoy.
My Hogwarts acceptance letter isn't lost in the post—I'm just not getting one.
I'll never have a Hippogriff as a pet.
Yeah, the truth hurts. But the sooner you acknowledge it, the sooner you can move on. (I'm sorry, Draco. It never would have worked out between us.)
Step 2: Don't cry because its over. Smile because it happened. Of course, there will be plenty of reasons for me to start bawling like a baby—J.K. ROWLING KILLED OFF MY FAVORITE CHARACTERS! But I'll never regret reading the series. I mean, can you imagine life without Harry Potter? Oh My Rowling, the horror. Wearing glasses wouldn’t be as cool. (For the record, I don’t wear glasses, but ever since HP, I decided it would be awesome to wear them. I haven’t been purposely watching TV with poor lighting to spoil my eyesight though, I promise.) There would be no AVPM. There would be no Potter Puppet Pals. There would be no Facebook. (Well, there would be a Facebook, but you wouldn't get to write witty quips about Harry Potter on your crush's wall, so it would basically be worthless.)
Step 3: Don’t stop the magic.
Write Fan Fiction.
Draw awesomesauce Fan Art.
Gather all your Potterheaded friends and go to Potter World.
And always proudly carry on the tradition; I'm going to name my daughter Hermione, and I solemnly swear I'll recite Harry Potter to my grandkids—from memory.
I wish that I could borrow Hermione's Time Turner and go back to the day when I first read The Sorcerer's Stone; I was addicted from page one. But I can't go back. All good things must come to an end (and time travel is impossible). The end will be here faster than a Nimbus 2000, so Sparklers, be prepared.
Will the end of Harry literally KILL you? Like, will you actually DIE?
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