I think I've soiled myself

A grave matter

photo of Dobby's grave on Freshwater West beach in Pembrokeshire

The National Trust, which manages Freshwater West beach in Pembrokeshire, Wales, has commissioned a survey to decide whether a grave paying tribute to Dobby, the house elf who died in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, should be moved from the beach where his death was filmed.

Victoria MacLean, a Harry Potter fan from Neath, told BBC Radio Wales Breakfast there should be a compromise as to what is left at the grave, but said another tribute would soon be constructed there if it was moved.

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Spoiler alert [BEWARE: This revelation may shock some readers! Discretion is advised!]

Sorry to break it to you like this, Vicky, but Dobby doesn't really lie there. He's a fictional character. It was all make-believe. The grave and tributes mark nothing but a plot point. Sorry.

Full disclosure: I never liked Dobby. He was an irritating, obsequious little turd. His death—one of the few bright points in the dreary end to the saga—brought joy to my heart. (devil) (fist)