I am very glad that I didn't begin participating in fandom with the expectation of saying clever things or being good at analyzing the text or anything like that. I am very much enjoying reading what everyone else has to say :). I do look forward to people relaxing a bit about spoilers in a few weeks/months, and maybe a Christmas exchange or two.
Oh, and I really want to go to Portus 2008, but not quite enough to register yet. I should know by the end of August.
p.s. Tomorrow is my/Harry's/JKR's birthday!