I've always thought it would be fun to name an animal that, just to see the double-takes people would do. At the moment, though, I am feeling slightly annoyed by a couple things. The only one I'll bother mentioning is people who ask questions in reviews, and seem to want answers... but have reviewed without bothering to sign in.
If you don't sign in, people, I have no way to find you. Are you using your own name from the site to review with? I can't know that, and I'm afraid I'm not up for sending a message on the chance. So I apologize to those who asked questions in their reviews, but they're going to have to go unanswered unless you give me some way TO answer!
*sigh* All right, that's out of my system. Apologies for the small rant. Now to the important things about the past chapters of Surpassing Danger: yes, I do know I'm evil. I've known that for quite a while. You should all know it by now too. And to all those who are suspicious, or upset, I do have a few disclosures to make here.
First disclosure (and remember once more that dead or maimed authors do not update regularly, or at all): yes, people, it's for real. Draco Black and Luna Lovegood are, as of Chapter 42, officially gone. We may see them in other venues, in flashbacks or in dream sequences, but the two so named will not be returning to their Pride.
Second disclosure: What's happened to Luna isn't nearly as bad as it appears to be. I'll be giving more information in the opening scene of Chapter 43, but remember, Luna's vehicle for delivering the Imprimatus Potion was Draco's dagger, and who here thinks Draco's dagger would give its best performance in Lucius's hands? Anybody?
Third, and currently final, disclosure: Lucius did indeed lie about Harry's fire charm. It didn't kill Draco. I'm not at liberty to disclose what did, but it was made pretty clear (or should have been) that Lucius robbed Aletha's office, so who's to say he didn't help himself to some of her samples along with her money, as Ginny already speculated?
I'm aware that my blog posts are generally longer than this, but I think that's enough for now. Off to delete my load of random spam trying to sell designer knockoff purses, and then to bed for another fun week of work. Your comments, and reviews, will help keep the author from headdesking so vehemently that she forgets all her plot points!