Last night’s midnight premiere of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II,” the eighth and final chapter in the Harry Potter series, left fans feeling tearful, magical and like a child, no matter what their age.
On Twitter, fans banded together by using the names of their favorite characters, and the phrase, “mischief managed.”
The phrase is a reference to the Marauder’s Map, a magical document that reveals all of Hogwarts School’s secrets. To view the map, one must tap it with one’s wand and say, “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.” To make the parchment appear blank and hide the map, one must again tap it with the wand again and say, “Mischief managed.”
On Facebook, fans promised to raise their wand (or hand) when the credits of the “Deathly Hallows” began to roll, and say the phrase with confidence.
On Twitter, Lord Voldemort made this mischief:
Some fans were sad to say goodbye:
Why wasn't I one of the people in the wizard hats saying Mischief Managed? I was too busy wiping my eyes. Sad and happy tears. #HarryPotter.
When all is is said and done, when the last credits have rolled, when the last line has been read....potterheads say Mischief Managed!
At the end of Harry Potter I lifted my want and pointed it at the screen and yelled Mischief Managed.
And even Pepsi joined in the mischief: