As you probably knew, honored, and celebrated in your own way, May 2 marked the 17th anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts. [A moment of silence, please.] "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling chose the anniversary to launch a new tradition: apologizing for people she's killed off. She tweeted her first regret, her reason for it, and her plan to do the same every year at this time. So mark your calendar and cross your fingers for your favorite to be honored in this strange, but still somehow compelling new way next year.

Here are the author's tweets:

Congratulations to Fred Weasley for being the first apology. It's fitting to start with him, since he was a major casualty of the Battle of Hogwarts. George would probably appreciate Fred being honored first -- and maybe make a little joke about not quite hearing her right, so could she repeat it every day.

Any thoughts on who might be next? That fan asked about Lupin and Tonks, but you could add any number of characters -- Sirius Black, Dumbledore, Snape, etc. We're pulling for you, Severus!