September 4th, 2007
I got Inferno a few days ago... I'm largely a lot happier with it than I was with Sacrifice. I sped through it. :D
Happy: Luke and Ben beat the crap out of His Sithliness (who is finally starting to act like a Sith lord, thank Force). I could feel Luke just completely loosing it during the book (cultivating when he saw Jacen torturing Ben), but yet... he was still Luke. I was really happy with his characterization. Except the bit where he still doesn't get that Jacen killed Mara. Dude. He was using the embrace of pain on his uncle's barely teenaged son. He had just fucking set a planet on fire. When said teenaged son says that he thinks that the evil bastard killed his aunt, I think that listening to him might be good.
-There were evil people! Yah! :p No, really. Some good old fashioned "Holy tomatoes, he's scary" isn't so bad every once and awhile. :p
-Tenel Ka! Sweetie, you just signed your own death warrant. But I love you for standing up to the bastard. Take your kid and run, please. I really don't want anything to happen to her. But. Well. At least she has lost the Padme-esque hand-wringing. :p
-Everything went to hell in this book. Finally? They spent so much time setting up... this last cycle of books ought to be good, no?
Not so much: Luke? Jacen killed Mara. Yes, he did. Listen to your son... he's smarter than you when he isn't being a moron. Which is... okay, often. :p
-Erm. Why is it that Jaina is yet again shoved into the background? I have a weird feeling that they are going to yank her out of left field in the eleventh hour and it might just be too late for that to work. Why is it that every other member of her family is part of the major action and she and her harem are is relegated to chasing Alema around the galaxy? I'm sure there are far more interesting occupations for them.
Another thing? She should realize that telling two feuding guys that she isn't interested yet still hanging around them is just a really bad idea. :p
August 11th, 2007
August 10th, 2007
I came home from work last night to find that practically everything in my room had been moved. I've been out a lot and haven't had time to clean up, so it was a mess... last night, however, my clothes pile had been put away, everything was off the floor, the stuff on my dresser and nightstand had been straightened, my DVDs had been returned to my bookshelf. It was quite weird. Maybe we have a room-cleaning fairy in addition to the sock-stealing fairy... :p
(In all seriousness, my sister, whom I share a TV with, likely decided that she couldn't take the mess anymore and... poof. But it was still quite a surreal moment, walking into my room... I don't share a room with her an more and I don't want to for precisely these reasons. :p )
Plus: I have made a good bit of money in the past month and a half.
Minus: School schedule? Not going well. Hate.
August 5th, 2007
This is not a good month, y'know that? A friend of my brother's died in Afghanistan a little while ago. My grandma won't talk to us because we told her that we don't have room to have her live with us. My best friend is incommunicado (grounded because of a cell phone bill is the official story) and I'm growing more worried for her by the day. My family is going through the general pre-reunion fights and I am sorely tempted to just beg off because of work so that I don't have to go through the freakin' drama yet again.
I am starting school and have to make my work compatible with my school... which is going to be hell... I don't know how I'm going to do this.
Argh. I don't know... just... it seems like everything's clouded and mashed and it won't come out right. There's something matter with everything, everything's breaking, everyone's breaking. Is this just pre-school jitters, or...?
I try not to whine, but I can't help it sometimes. :p I don't have time or inspiration to write anymore and that hurts a bit (haven't found a better way yet to vent frustration). Thus I am using my emo icon. Bah. I want to go into hibernation for the entire school year.
August 4th, 2007
Mingle2 - San Jose Singles
Hehehe. I think I swear a touch more than that...
July 31st, 2007
Okay. The price on that set is some serious bullshit. Why, pray tell, is it about four times the price of any DVD set I have ever seen? It was a fairly popular show (so it's not like it's really rare), it not that old, either. For the life of me, I cannot figure out why the fuck it costs over two hundred dollars. (I've looked at other sets, and they are somewhere around eighty/ninety dollars... which is still about two times a reasonable price).
That makes me angry. That's one of my favorite shows... yet I am never going to buy any non-necessity with that kind of a price tag.
July 22nd, 2007
Finished and... oh, oh, oh...
It was good, folks, it was good. Molly and Neville rock so hard. :D In-depth review when I've caught up on my sleep. :p
July 14th, 2007
Saw OotP today. It was good! As I am rushing to the hills as I type, this won't take long. :p
The good: Luna! She was so absolutely perfect that she almost matched up with my book!version. I mean, there was no moment that I felt the urge to scream "Luna wouldn't say/do that!" Right down the the radish earrings, I tell you.
Umbridge. I absolutely loathed her (in a good way). She was like pure sugar syrup and worse. My theater burst into applause when Fred and George's fireworks went after her. Oh, and the kitty cats! It was horrifyingly hilarious.
The battle at the DoM: erh, yesyesyes. :D Very nice. I was also very happy with the battle between Voldemort and Dumbledore... there was emotion, there was passion, there was Ginny breaking the shelves... :D
Bellatrix: Eeee! Deranged evil bitch. That's all there is to it and that's all there ought to be to it.
Ron and Hermione: Although EW still acts too much with her eyebrows, I really felt more of the dynamic I felt between the two of them in the books. There also wasn't nearly as much of the scared!Ron face, which is always good.
The Twins. There was a little moment, right before they set the fireworks on Umbridge, when the two of them were comforting a little boy that had just been through "detention with Dolores". It was uncanon and I liked it, shockingly enough.
Harry's possession: I didn't think that they would be able to pull it off, but they did. It really underscored the theme of it all.
The bad: Okay, you know what my real problem with this movie? It wasn't what was *in* the movie, it was what was *out* of the movie. I suppose it was inevitable considering the length of the book, but... I feel that so many characters were shortchanged unnecessarily. Tonks, McGonagall, Lupin, and Snape were basically cameos and it was a bit annoying, especially in a film called "The Order of the Phoenix". What I felt were important character bits like Neville (mostly, anyway) in the DoM, Ginny telling Harry to STFU, and Mrs. Weasley's boggart were out.
That was basically my problem. I was expecting it, too... there was no way that everything important (or that I thought was important or wanted to see) was going to make it in... 'cause the book was frickin' huge. Doesn't mean I can't pout. :p
Another more minor thing was that there were some truly confusing scene changes in this movie. Like when the Trio was caught in Umbridge's office? Draco brings Neville in, saying that he was caught helping Ginny (at what, they never say), then we change scenes and Ginny and Luna suddenly appear without any explanation whatsoever. It was strange.
Anyway, I like this new director... and the new writer, dammit, I don't want Kloves back (I hate the way he writes the characters and I always will. Never forgiving him for PoA)... and the new director's coming back for HBP, but the writer isn't. Damn. can't have everything, I guess.
All right, then, I'm off. See you on the other side of the pottapocolypse. :D
July 13th, 2007
Okay, luvs, I think it's time for me to run for the hills. I've just seen some thing that looks like a genuine chapter illustration. That means some incredibly suicidal fuck might have the book. On that, it's a chance I'm not taking this time. I'll be back tomorrow to dissect OotP, but then I'm offline until I finish The Book (which will be in a little longer than a week, hopefully). Hope I can survive without the interwebs that long...