11.19.2010

Snitches and Snatchers and other stories

Much as I should be cleaning house at this moment--my mind is all hopped up on Harry Potter right now. I just saw the first Deathly Hallows movie, and the review I just posted at The Hog's Head was only a start of my responses. I didn't talk about Dobby's death, or Bill and Fleur's wedding (which I thought lovely, being the sort of girl who would photoshop images of a griffin, cross and lily together for the front cover of her own wedding program), or the Silver Doe scene, or the Ministry of Magic... already I'm thinking "How did I leave all that out?"

Well, I needed to get it up. And there just wasn't enough time or space. But maybe I'll get to it later, in the comments or over here. I'm strongly tempted to see the movie again.

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My Minerva McGonagall costume is no longer in existence, but I wore my Gryffindor badge, made by my friend Rachael in 2008 for the Deathly Hallows midnight release party, and brought with me a plastic Quidditch Harry Potter. The latter was a gift from my friend Heather, who saw the movie with me today; she got it off a string of Snitch-chasing Harry Potter Christmas lights. Completely. Awesome.

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This week's big news: I rebooted my NaNoWriMo novel. I'm not cutting back my word count, but I typed in a string of asterisks and started over at Chapter One. I already feel better about it. I'm taking it slower, and sometimes I even edit. Haha. Take that, crappy paragraphs.

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Writer's link of the week: Be professional, says James Scott Bell. I try—I really do. Does it kill your chances if you have lousy fashion sense? :P

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Music of the week: Lou and I are learning the Dies irae. We're loving it.



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Funny of the week: Girls, be grateful if you did not have parents like this. The most awful celebration idea ever... It's not funny exactly, but I did laugh till I cried.

Also from cakewrecks.blogspot.com: a Potter post in keeping with the spirit of Deathly Hallows release day. I will link it on The Hog's Head shortly as well. It's brilliant.

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Now I'm going to clean my house. Happy weekend, everybody! And if you're going to the Harry Potter movie, have fun. :D

5 comments:

  1. Woo hoo! I posted a comment over at The Hogs Head. :) I didn't wear my Gryffindor tie to the midnight showing I attended, but decided I would next summer when the final movie comes out (and I once again see it at midnight, barring some unforeseen and inflexible scheduling conflict).

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  2. Your review, Jenna, almost made me wish I'd gone to see the movie today instead of waiting until Monday. Oh well.

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  3. Ahhhhhhhh...I am so jealous right now! That's okay, sister and wedding come first, Harry Potter second...I'm fine with that, it's not like everyone I know and their grandma's are seeing it this weekend...oh, wait a minute, actually...They Are!

    :)

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  4. On a visit to Seattle last year, Aunt Ruthie told Katie and me that she always sings the Dies Irae over her potted plants when one of them dies and she has to throw it out.

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  5. Donna, definitely wear your Gryffindor tie. One of these days I'm going to make myself knit a Gryffindor scarf. Very important. :)

    George, I can't wait to hear what you think of the movie!

    MissPhotographerB, yeah, what was your sister thinking, getting married on HP release weekend? Haha. :P

    Maria, HAHAHA! I should have done that when Maia destroyed my African violet last week.

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