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This is one beautiful HP vid, set to the recent cover version of Tears for Fears' "Mad World" by Gary Jules. Spoilers for PoA, and don't forget to leave a review! If this is just the draft, I can't wait to see the finished version.

Speaking of hauntingly lovely, painful things, [livejournal.com profile] cesario has made me very happy by writing gorgeous Snape/Luna fic. Well, the part she actually sent me is Snape and Luna, not Snape/Luna really; but the point is, it's beautifully written, and makes me want to cuddle up in her writing style, or possibly eat it by the box. Yum. Anyway, the rest of you will get to see it eventually, at least I hope so...? *looks uncertainly at [livejournal.com profile] cesario*

[livejournal.com profile] yahtzee63, I hope to get to your latest chapter tonight. Sorry for the delay.
No, not the light. The film!

Mostly insignificant spoilers for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban )

On the whole, I enjoyed the film thoroughly on its own merits, not as a replacement for the book (which I think may always be my favorite of the whole series, unless JKR does something really amazing in the next two books), but just as a darn good movie. I don't care about another incredibly minor spoiler ). David Thewlis was great, as was Gary Oldman. They reminded me of all the things I loved about Remus and Sirius when I first read the book, and that was what I'd been most hoping for. You may find this hard to believe, but of all the HP adults, it's Remus who comes closest to my ideal of the Perfect Canon Boyfriend -- prior to OotP, anyway. Snape isn't even in the ballpark. And I loved David Thewlis for being freakishly tall and wearing old baggy clothes. Now I suddenly want to write for the Eleventh Doctor again...

Anyway, yeah! I can't wait to see this movie on a bigger, better screen with full surround sound, instead of in our piddly little local theatre where the sound was turned down low enough that you actually had to strain to hear it at times (I have never had that problem in a movie before -- usually I have to plug my ears for the first twenty minutes because the decibel level on the soundtrack actually hurts). Not to mention how much more fun it will be with [livejournal.com profile] lydaclunas7, [livejournal.com profile] avarill, and [livejournal.com profile] callyperry there beside me, doing snarky and no doubt hilarious commentary. Whee! Convention Alley, here I come!

O_O

Mar. 25th, 2004 12:04 pm
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I've just watched the PoA trailer for the first time. Anything that opens with Snape doing wordless magic has to be cool. But oh, my goodness...

"EXPECTO... PATRONUM!!!"

Chills up my spine, people. Chills.

Wow.
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Some people are already carping about these pics from the Prisoner of Azkaban set. "The kids aren't wearing robes!"

Well, no, and they aren't wearing their hats (thank goodness -- those things are ugly!) or carrying book-bags either. Hermione might have a book with her -- it's hard to tell -- but if she does it's only one book. Which, given H.'s unusually punishing schedule that year and her need to carry a full bag of books to all her classes, implies that this scene takes place after classes, or possibly even on a weekend. In which case the students wouldn't be wearing robes anyway.

I would be surprised if Cuaron (the director) had banished the robes entirely.

And I also like Draco's newly floppy hair, but that's a different story. :)

In unrelated news, I am now editing Personal Risks to bring it up to OotP standard. I don't suppose there's anybody out there who's read the new book a couple of times already and would be interested in looking through my revision to see if I've missed anything? I keep checking the Lexicon to try and avoid any glaring mistakes, but I have a nervous feeling I'm overlooking some important considerations...
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