The Great Deathly Hallows IRL Raid of 2007
On July 21, 2007, the 7th and Final Harry Potter book came out. Just like the last book, Ebaumsworld was able to obtain a copy, many days before it was due to come out, and post pictures online for everyone to pirate, and spoil the ending. However, this leak differed from the last in that over 9000 people die in this book, marking a ten-fold increase in lulz potential. Combine this with the fact that potterfags are enormous lol-cows, and the forces of hell had ample preparation time, you have a perfect storm of lulz, the likes of which few have ever witnessed.
Harry Potter has an enormous (Furry) Fandom consisting of over three million 16 year old girls, and basement-dwellers who can't come to terms with the fact that these books are FICTION, and that they will never be anything more than the worthless piles of crap that they are now. So it's only natural that when, quite possibly, the biggest event in these worthless people's lives comes around, that Ebaumsworld should try to ruin it in every way possible.
The Months before
Before the real lulz came out, Ebaumsworld was happy with spreading fake spoilers, and trolling their forums. much to the angst of the Potter fanbase. JK Rowling responded by assuring everyone that the book would not get out before it was due. Oh how wrong she was.
The Ruination of Potterfags
Of course, it is fucking impossible to keep Ebaumsworld from getting what Ebaumsworld really wants. So naturally, a week before the set release date, someone got a copy of the book, and took digital pictures of every last page, because he was too black person to afford a scanner, and uploaded all of them onto Gaia Online. Soon, the leaked pictures of the book spread to every last corner of the internet, and no potterfag was safe from legion, as they descended upon the unsuspecting masses. Trolls everywhere had a field day.
Before the release of the book, the easiest way to ruin a potterfag was:
Mass IRL Trolling
There where scheduled mass-congregations of faggots, and small children at book stores across the globe on the night of the release. Anonymous was not invited to these "pre-release parties", so the Legion decided to gate-crash them, and proceeded to troll the fuck out of everyone there. Lulz of all kinds, from drive-by yelling, to walking into the store with megaphones, caused many to become an hero.
At approximately 2:30 AM EST 7/18/07, Potterforums.com was hacked, and an email explaining that the forum was closed due to AIDS was sent then listed out all the spoilers to everyone on their mailing list! The site was actually attacked twice, with both spam bots and crap flood. The admins had to close the forum down to delete all the spoiled content, and ban all the spam accounts generated. Then a second attack-ninja looted the user log and emailed every registered user a copy of the book 7 spoilers. At press time, Ebaums World has taken credit for the attack. Moar details to follow as they develop...
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