Gail Gauthier at Original Content perfectly summed up my own reaction to JK's most recent harbingings about the future death of two characters in HP7. What is with JKR? Does she get so lonely writing away in her study that she feels the need to pop out on occasion wailing "Death, Death!"
My family's speculations about why she does this are not flattering. Even after all the adulation, the financial success, and the fame does she still crave more limelight? Is she concerned the new book won't sell and needs publicity?
I like surprises. I don't peek at or shake my Christmas presents. I would not watch the trailers to Return of the King before it came out because I knew that would be the last LOTR movie and I wanted every moment on the screen to be a surprise. I want to open HP7 and just enjoy the ride.
With every HP discussion board, listserv, newsgroup, blog, website speculating about the end of the series, I know someone, somewhere, has come up with THE ending. The sequel to HP7 will be HP and the Lawsuit from Hell.
Please JKR, loose lips sink ships. Zip it and get back to work, as a fellow Little White Horse reader, I'm begging you.