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Sunday, November 27, 2005
You with the studying; me with the watching you study.
Okay, first off, ten Deviant Paradigm points to whoever can correctly identify the character and show that the title is a mangled quote from. Redeemable at any Deviant Paradigm store....Wait, I don't have any of those. Okay, useful only for meager bragging rights then. But still useful.
That's really a reference to the new Harry Potter movie, which I was dragged to on the midnight opening showing. Not being a Harry Potter fan (I've never read any of the books and the only reason I've seen the first two movies is because my father likes them), I was supposed to be compelled by the power of blue. Turns out that I was more compelled by the power of teal.
Needless to say, I was quite disappointed. A note of explanation: I had a bottle of electric blue hair gel that I gave to Sapph on the condition that I had photo rights. Since I'd managed to turn my hair vaguely blue with it, I figured he'd be set, being blond and all. Guess I was wrong. Bugger all, I hate being wrong.
The movie was actually pretty good though. Since I'd never read the book, I didn't know the parts I was missing. And besides, I could care less about Harry. Whoop-de-doo, Harry and Ron are having a fight, Harry and Ron are losers who can't manage to ask girls to the dance, Hermione's got a crush on Krum, the bad guy's coming back(surprise, surprise), evil magic threaten's Harry's life and the world (as usual)...blah blah blah. I remember my days of high school ineptitude and loser-dom far too well to find their hormone influenced antics the slightest bit entertaining or gripping. Honestly, I could have happily lived without that reminder of my past. Actually though, I was quite excited, having mistaken Krum for Crom, and I thought I'd actually get to meet the guy that Conan worships. Because Conan is awesome. Sadly, it was not to be. Disappointment abounds.
But then, there was Moody. Ah, Moody. "Technically, it's a ferret." Best line of the whole movie, right there. He's great! I think more films and books could benefit from a cantakerous, one-legged guy with a mechanical eye that spins all the way around. If they'd drop that loser Potter and make Moody the main character (or at least have him featured prominently), I would be an unstoppable fan. But no. It's not to be. Probably better for the world that way. Just imagine the horror in a world that has the sort of flicks I can conceptualize too easily. "Mad Eye" Moody and a batch of SPANC's, out to save the universe. I'm not sure whether I should laugh uproarously or weep at the terrifying mental images.