1. People who rate books on goodreads the day said book is announced. We’re looking at you, everyone that rated JK Rowling’s new book THAT DOESN’T EVEN HAVE A NAME YET!
2. Horribly written YA novels. The bad is outweighing the good lately. On the one hand, it gives us more things to talk smack about, but on the other…this is what kids (and adults!) are reading these days?
3. The Deathly Hallows epilogue. No, not just the movie version. Even my dad (who has never read the books and probably never will) makes fun of the epilogue. ”Really? That’s what they named their kids?” C’mon, we deserved better than that – not answers you gave us in interviews after the fact, but something that we can clutch to our collective bosoms and consider canon. Also, we still aren’t convinced that Severus Snape is a good guy, and we call shenanigans on his actions being motivated by love for Lily. Meg and I now use Snape as an expletive. As in, “MEGHAN! That is Snaping awesome!” and “WTS, SJAZZLES?!”
4. Rose Tyler. To quote my 6 year old – “No. We don’t like Rose.” Is it her eyebrows? Her omnipresent (ill-fitting) track suit? Her terrible lipliner and eye makeup? It’s entirely possible that it’s the way she just hangs around with her mouth open all the time. Who knows for sure? What is clear, though, is that we make fun of her every chance we get.
5. Rabid Superfans. The people who won’t respect your opinion to dislike something they love. You know, the ones that will give you a point by point dissertation on why you’re wrong for not liking their favourite movie/tv show/book/band. ”Well, you’ve obviously never heard/seen/read this book/scene/episode/album. Here’s why it’s the best thing ever and your opinion sucks and you’re the WORST PERSON ON THE INTERNET FOR NOT LIKING IT!!!”