innerimp: Rex and his alien friend from Inner Sanctum (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] lunascythe, I think someone must be listening in on our conversations. TheLeakyCauldron.org just posted an article about a new doll that's being made. A doll of Lord Voldemort. WEARING THE BLACK SUIT THAT WE KEEP OBSESSING ABOUT. This is not a joke; it's a foot tall, and to quote directly from the F.A.O Schwarz website, "With 13 points of articulation, you can display him in many poses", as well as "This product recommended for 14 yrs and above." Deranged fangirls around the world are spontaneously combusting from the glee. (Of course, the Harry Potter at the Yule Ball is "recommended for 9 yrs and above." Hmm, interesting.)

The dolls are being sold through F.A.O Schwarz in a limited run of only 150. It also costs $150.00. Guess I won't be getting a posable Voldie-kun of my own. But a girl can dream, can't she?

http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2007/10/30/the-dark-lord-back-in-black
innerimp: (Tainted --  Tom Riddle)
My left eyelid is twitching like a mofo and it's driving me nuts. Argh.

So. My predictions for the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows )

By the way, Live Journal seems intent of self-destructing again. Take a look:
http://community.livejournal.com/lj_biz/241182.html
http://community.livejournal.com/lj_biz/241428.html
We'll see how much damage they manage to do this time.
innerimp: (Tainted --  Tom Riddle)
Wow. It's finally happened. Release date for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be July 21 at midnight. We can all breathe a huge sigh of relief. Unless Luna's Mexico vacation is at that time too. Then we will be cruelly taunting her regretfully reading ahead without her.

So in celebration, I'd like to share a few links (courtesy of SFGate.com).

First is the AP article which has some interesting moments:
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/02/01/entertainment/e072158S81.DTL
At one point they offer quotes from a fan site that just made me cringe: "OMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!!!!! I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS!!!!" read one typical message.
At another point they listed one of the big questions fans hope will be answered: Will Harry and Ginny ever be able to be together? I am unable to adequately express my horror. I may have physically gagged.

But anyway, onward to something more appealing. Or less, depending on personal opinion. Here are some promo pictures from Daniel Radcliffe's new play Equus: http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/01/31/entertainment/e153427S15.DTL

And a report that parents are upset about poor Daniel's less-than-innocent pictures: http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=7&entry_id=13066
I agree with the person in the comment section who suggested that if parents want their kids to have a childlike role model who'll never grow up they can always go back to Michael Jackson.

So, in conclusion, I'd like to state that until I saw those pictures it had never really occurred to me that Harry Potter would have chest hair. Needless to say, the brain cell twitched in confusion.
innerimp: Screen cap from Snatch (Squeak -- Snatch)
So, I'm back! Sort of. Not that I've been gone or anything. Just... distracted.

But as penance I bring a fun link to an interview with Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) in the Sunday Datebook. I love Neva Chonin. She has the best questions any interviewer could ask. My favorite:

Q:... there's a little game I want to play with you. It's a prison game.

A: Oh, God.

Q: It's called "Who's the Bitch?"


And that's just one moment out of many that includes discussions on drag queens and Rocky Horror songs and pitting Lucius against Captain Hook. Read it and worship accordingly here:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2006/09/03/PKGG2KQDQN1.DTL

I do intend to post more often. No, really. I promise to post more than sporadically. 'Cause spores are bad. Not that spores have anything to do with it. Or do they? Hmm, do spores have anything to do with sporadic events? Because sporadic implies random and unscheduled occurrences, but I've always thought that spores aren't necessarily all that random. Ferns release spores in the springtime, right? Like most plants, I would think. Except molds, which probably don't have to follow the seasons very often, since they live in dark and fetid places. Unless that happens to be in someplace easily affected by outside temperatures. In which case...

Huh. Maybe I should've stay quiet.
innerimp: Rex and his alien friend from Inner Sanctum (Tainted --  Ralph Fiennes as Tom Riddle)
21 Chapters into Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince: OMG OMG OH SHIT OMG!!!!!

Half an hour into Stargate SG-1: OMG HA HA HA OMG!!!!!

And finally, based on the few glimpses I've had of Stargate Atlantis and Battlestar Gallactica: OMG DON'T DIE BILL GO RODNEY GO OMG!!!!!

Yup. That about sums things up.

ETA:
Ms. Rowling,
If I had wanted to hear bad dialog spouted by Teh Evol, I would've plunked down my $10 to see Revenge of the Sith. Other than that, though, Rock On.
Sincerely,
Me
innerimp: Screen cap from Snatch (Squeak -- Snatch)
LUNA!!!!!!!

We miss you Luna! As if you didn't already guess. Are you having fun without us? I hope so. Although I like imagining you gritting your teeth and fighting the urge to break down and start gabbing about Harry Potter and Stargate to your cousins and whatever random strangers you pass by. The thought makes me smile, so I think about it a lot.

The house is doing well, and the cats seem to have gotten used to us fairly quickly. Joey scared the hell out of me the first day when he decided to play dead at the front door, but other than that is just as Joey as usual. Fluffy still acts like a southern belle and continues to declare herself Queen Bitch Kitty, though I've taken to calling her Miss Fluffy in her presence. She likes to stand by and voice her opinions while I'm scooping the litter box, which is only a little nerve-wracking. And Gata seems to have adjusted pretty well. She's only had a few pissy moments, usually when I've slipped and called her by my cat's name (oops), and only occasionally looks at me as if to say, "Why are you still here?!?!" But she's been very tolerant of me, and doesn't seem to mind my weird presence.

Did you know that we somehow ended up being official volunteers for the Harry Potter party? All because we've read the books. Yup, apparently no one in B&N knows a darn thing about them. Thats right, not one person in the entire BOOKSTORE knows anything about the best-selling series of the past five years. Pathetic, wouldn't you agree? Well, Darris has been reading them, but he's just barely started Book 3. Heh, Saffie handed him her print outs of Shoebox to read, but we had to snatch them back when he asked who Prongs was. That's just unacceptable. Guess we'll have to wait until he's read up to Book 5 before forcing them on him again. But at least he was enjoying them up 'til then. Oh, speaking of Darris, could you tell us where your robe is hiding? I tried looking for it the other day, but couldn't remember where you'd said it would be.

Sorry it's taken so long to get to this. I've hardly had a chance to get on the computer out here. Argh, frustrating. But I'm glad you wrote, both regular and e-mail. Hope to hear from you again soon, but until then I'll just have to be content with figuring what kind of otherish things to leave for you when you get back.

Have fun, and say hi to your mum for us! Bye Luna!!!!!

~ Lily

PS ~ About cooking, we know to use the lighter to turn on the stove, but what about the oven? It seems fine but I just want to get the official go-ahead because I'm a bit paranoid that we'll do something wrong and blow up half of Berkeley. On the one hand, that would be really fracking cool. But on the other, we'd be scorched blobby bits and unable to appreciate the coolness. What's you opinion?
innerimp: Rex and his alien friend from Inner Sanctum (Tainted --  Tom Riddle/Ralph Fiennes)
Christ, I've just spent far too long without internet access. No more DSL. We're stuck with dial-up until SBC gets its ass in gear and installs our new fiber optics. And, hell, it took about nearly a week for us to get the dial-up to work. Ugh. Dial-up sucks. It's... just... so... fucking... slow... at... loading... pages... You get the point. But it's still better than none at all.

Things I've done without the distraction of the internet:

~ read True Notebooks by Mark Salzman. He's one of my absolute favorite authors. There's something about his writing that pulls me out of the book slumps that I occasionally fall into. I've been in a slump for a while now (heck, I'm still only quarter of the way through Order of the Phoenix, and it's been how many months? Sheesh.), and I finally pulled him out to give me the kick in the pants that I've been needing. I blasted through this book in two late night reading sessions, and now I'm all energized for more. I'm ready to wade back into the fray and take on Harry Potter and the Hangnail of Infinity, or whatever happens to be thwarting him this time.

~ watched the Tony awards on Sunday. BILL!!!!! Bill Irwin won best actor! Now I want to fly out to New York to see him and Kathleen Turner in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. I adore him, and I'm sure he totally deserved it. Although that probably kills any chance of him ever coming back to the Bay Area with David Shriner for a repeat production of Fool Moon. Darn it, now I'm extra mad at myself for not seeing that while it was here. *sigh*

~ finally got around to watching the Lost season finale with Luna, Saffie, and Ang. Firstly: OMGWTF!!!! And secondly: I was right, this whole first season has been one big, long prequel. One the one hand, I'm kinda pissed that we got virtually no new information out of it, but on the other hand, now THAT'S how you do a season finale. Leave us battered and bruised and we will be down on our knees begging for more.

~ watched Z Boys and Dogtown, the documentary on skateboarders in the 70's. Had me reminiscing about watching my brothers and their friends skating when we were little. That was was in the late 80's, a decade later than the movie's focus, but I found myself still remembering all the old terms for the moves they used, and the graffiti is the same as the stickers that are still on the doors to our old rooms. It actually makes me wanna try it. Sadly, I never did more than butt-board down a few hills. I was always too scared to go fast while standing up, and mostly sat on the sidewalk watching everyone else. Yeah, I'm pathetic.

~ played around with a picture of Ralph Fiennes, trying to make Tom Riddle icons. Somewhere along the way, I may have become a teensy tiny bit entranced by him. Ok, maybe more than a teensy tiny bit. Alright, FINE, I am totally in thrall to him. Geez. It's not my fault. Really. I mean, look at him. He's just so fucking intense, he commands absolute attention. If that's what Voldie was like at the height of his reign, then I get why people followed him. I certainly can't take my eyes off of him. It's like he's staring directly into my soul. I'm sorta left wanting to please him. Um, yeah, I'd probably be curled at his feet offering to cast a Cruciatus for him. What? I gots no pride. I have about a dozen different icons of him that prove that.

***


And that's just all the stuff that's coming to mind right now. Hmm, maybe not having the internet is a good thing for me.

Nah.
innerimp: Rex and his alien friend from Inner Sanctum (Gandalf -- FOTR)
I'm a bit ashamed to admit that I've only seen it in bits and pieces, and mostly just the end. Finally got to see the movie all the way through, though, so that's an accomplishment. While I still don't think it's that bad of a movie adaptation (not everything can be as good a LOTR, which wasn't perfect either; also, if you want bad, try watching 'The End of the Affair' after reading the book *weeps*), I can say that I did have some problems with it. Though most of my problems are more related to the story than the movie.

So here's my random list of things that either thrilled me or made want to throw sharp objects at the TV.

What's that Harry? Ginny fell down a sewer? Oh no! )

Despite all my whining, I really did enjoy the movie. It hit all the right marks, and was fun to watch. It certainly had the overall feel of the book, and I'm not asking for more than that.

Also, on a costuming note: The robes are held closed by two frogs, instead of one. I think I'll be buying an extra one for my robe, because I'm a dork like that. Yeah, it's true.

ETA: A snippet of what passes for intelligent conversation between me and [livejournal.com profile] lunascythe.

Luna: boo!
lily: eeek!
Luna: hahaa!!
lily: *pout*
Luna: *pat pat pat*
lily: *sniff*
Luna: .....
Luna: *hug!*
lily: auugghhh! EVIL!!!
Luna: heeheee
lily: *glare*

Scintillating, no?

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