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16 July 2009 @ 09:56 am
Breaking radio silence to comment on the new Harry Potter, which I saw last night at an 11:15 show. (Note: I'm getting too old to be watching midnight showings and then getting up for work the next day. Ugh.)

It was unequivocally my favorite of the movies yet. When the credits rolled at close to 2:00 in the morning, I thought "Okay, bring on the next one!"

It's been some time since I've read the book, but I know they left out tons of things from it. That being said, I ADORED the movie, and can't wait to see it again. The kids are all looking so grown up! Tom Felton has finally come through the other side of that awkward looking phase, and he's quite the handsome guy these days. Emma is gorgeous, and the girl who plays Ginny matches my mental image of her perfectly.

The joke shop! One of my favoritest scenes ever with the twins! I still wish we'd gotten to see Harry giving the boys his winnings at the end of book 4, wasn't it? But I'm glad they have the joke shop, and we still got the scene with Ron "But I'm your brother!" "Ten galleons, then."

I am so going to cry in the next film, so many times. :(

I adored all of the Hogwarts stuff in this one. It's the last of it we're going to get, and I savored every bit of fun and angst and teen drama.

I wish we'd gotten to see Snape, at the end, hurrying from his room, rushing to get to Dumbledore in time. To me, that was one of the most telling hints in the book, but we don't see it in the film. And so much of the Half-Blood Prince stuff was cut, it's hardly worth having it be the name of the movie. But Draco's story, Ron, Hermione, Harry, Snape, the brief glimpses of Luna, Harry and Dumbledore, Ginny - it was all very satisfying. And I didn't even cry at the end, although my eyes might have stung a bit when Fawkes flew across the lake in the very end.

It is, to date, my favorite of the films.

I was scarce last week because my grandmother was in hospice, and then she passed away late Thursday night. My sister's baby shower was Sunday, and Grandma's memorial was Monday. Last week is all kind of a blur, actually.

I'm scarce this week because I'm working on the novella to submit to Samhain, and still revising Nemesis. It never ends! Send me good writing vibes. I need them this week!
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Queen of the Skiesqueenoftheskies on July 16th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)

Condolences on the loss of your grandmother.

Millions of good writing vibes headed your way!
Nuquiet_rebel on July 16th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear about your grandmother.

Good luck with the writing stuff!

I'm seeing the HP movie tonight so I'm excited you thought it was your favorite!
anneteanneten on July 16th, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
I'm very sorry to hear about your grandmother.

Sending warm fuzzies that generate writing vibes to by the ton!!!
Gwynna Stargwynnastar on July 17th, 2009 11:00 am (UTC)
Very sorry to hear about your Grandma... I lost mine a little over a year ago. I know it's hard to lose one... =(

Sending good writing vibes your way!