My Harry Potter has not yet arrived. I’m writhing in the pangs of anticipatory agony while I wait. Currently the latest information I have is:
2005/07/19 05:28 International item has arrived in the destination country
But what’s this you ask… didn’t Amazon and pretty much every other retailer on the planet promise same day delivery on the release day? Yes. Yes they did, but there were certain restrictions. For one, all the same day deliveries were limited to domestic orders only. (i.e. Books ordered from Amazon.com and shipped to a US address would arrive on time. The same for books ordered from Amazon.ca and shipped Canuck-side). I made things difficult by ordering the Canadian version and having it shipped stateside. I did this for a couple of reasons. Firstly, because all the other books I have in the series are by the same publisher and this would keep the artwork and style continuous thoughout the series. Secondly, I really don’t know how many (if any) changes the US publisher has made and I’d rather have the complete book that the author intended instead of something that was changed to fit a certain market demographic). I’ve never really trusted Scholastic (the US publisher) ever since they decided that Philosophers were evil and naughty but Sorcerers were okay. Plus, let’s be honest, if I’m going to pay that much for a book I want my letter to dollar value to be spot on. Therefore I always want to order Canadian/UK editions of books because I get the extra letter U in all the words like flavour, colour and harbour and can can feel like I’m getting my complete money’s worth1
Sadly though, a few halfwit children (read: teenagers that need a series of swift kicks to the head with a frozen boot) an that lurk on a couple of forums that I read regularly deemed it fit to ruin one of the major plot twists within the book. It won’t stop me from reading the book and I was expecting something of the sort to happen but it has seriously pissed me the fuck off to find out about it in such a fashion. Expect a full rant when I eventually get to page 606 or whatever the exact page number of the dirty deed is.
Anyone care to help me kick the living shite out of a few geeky teenagers using my rugby boots? I’ve got an extra pair around here somewhere with some really sharp cleats on them. They’d be just perfect for raking the living fuck out of these imbeciles.
Ahh well, I guess seething and hatching evil plots of sadistic retribution against a group of anonymous ignoramouses is what the internet is all about. Plus it’ll give me something to do until my package arrives besides working on my website and surfing porn. Yay me.
1. According to comedian Eddie Izzard, the real reason Brits (and by proxy Canucks, Kiwis, Aussies, et al.) have the extra U in all their words is so as they can win extra points in scrabble.