Pottermore

Aug. 6th, 2011 07:25 pm
owl: Harry Poort; PoA (harry)
I got into Pottermore last week: Pixiecat57. Apparently have to wait a few weeks for my Welcome email though.
We're getting Tales of Beedle the Bard! W00t!


Elvendork!


Also, amusing and slightly disturbing story from Neil Gaiman. It's odd to see all these established authors more-or-less drabbling :)

Numb3rs

Apr. 15th, 2008 09:18 pm
owl: Charlie Eppes, amused by something (Charlie2)
So I just watched the latest episode of Numb3rs, Checkmate. Spoilers )

It's all over the internet and even on Radio 1, JKR is up against Lexibook in court. I love the charts of JKR material versus tiny little bars of original material (here; scroll down to the end). I hope the smack-down that is applied to RDR causes a small earthquake

Grrr

Jan. 14th, 2008 06:46 pm
owl: (h/g)
I know that [livejournal.com profile] ohnotheydidnt is the LJ equivalent of a tabloid, but if this Half Blood Prince film rumour tuns put to be true I shall be exceedingly irate. I thought we'd have trouble when I heard Kloves was coming back.

ETA: I'm referring to Read more... )

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Nov. 13th, 2007 11:05 pm
owl: (Ron2)
[livejournal.com profile] elerrina_amanya and I went to see Stardust tonight. It was very good fun.

Lavender Brown has been cast! I like her. :)

The cutest baby owl pic in the world, ever

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Nov. 10th, 2007 05:08 pm
owl: The Doctor and Martha, Remembrance Day (tenmartha)
Note to self: Do not carry charged batteries in the same pocket as loose change. Owies.


The book!Lexicon issue is grinding merrily on. I'm reading [livejournal.com profile] praetorianguard's posts on it at the minute. The stupid, it burns like my battery/coin circuit. Please to stop before you get JKR and Warner Bros so annoyed they say 'Right! No more fandom!' See [livejournal.com profile] legionseagle tearing their arguments to tiny shreds in her journal.

(no subject)

Nov. 5th, 2007 08:16 pm
owl: sigh; Hermione Granger (sigh)
So Lexicon Steve decides to publish the Lexicon as an actual book; Warner Bros and JKR sue.

Rather a lot of people behave badly, especially the publishers.

Y HALO THAR, EPIC FAILZ.



What I want to know is, is anyone running a book on how long it takes until the inevitable 'You're all mean! I'm taking down the Lexicon! Goodbye, cruel world fandom!'

Groan

Sep. 20th, 2007 09:44 pm
owl: sigh; Hermione Granger (sigh)
Thinly disguised ads in [livejournal.com profile] news? Once again, LJ, Y HALO THAR EPIC FAIL.

On a brighter note, A Harry Potter Plain White Ts parody. This was played on Radio One—filking is now mainstream!

(no subject)

Sep. 19th, 2007 08:24 pm
owl: Harry, Ron and hermion; OotP (trio2)
The filming for Half Blood Prince started this week. I'm quite looking forward to the film coming out—the films seem more important now there are no more books to come (woes).

I hope they got Daniel Radcliffe to grow his hair out a bit. Harry doesn't have tidy hair! Plus, DR has grown up looking like my cousin Connor, especially with short hair and without the Harry glasses. Just when he got to the age to be fanciable too :-P

Making Money is alleged to be out in the UK tomorrow, huzzah. I love Moist von Lipwig and I'm really looking forward to another book about him and friends.

OotP

Sep. 7th, 2007 09:36 pm
owl: Harry, Ron and Hermione group hug (trio)
Last week I went to see OotP before it went out of the cinema. It was obviously very compressed from the book-I always finds it helps to think of the films as a very complex animated .gif illustrating the books, that way I can think of the Quidditch and Ron and Hermione being prefects and chocolate in the library all happening off the edge of the page.

My brothers aid that Umbridge wasn't ugly enough, but I didn't mind that. I thought that the contrast between her being all pink and fluffy and so evil was  very effective. I especially liked the 6 spoons of sugar in her tea. And I love cats, but those kittens on the plates were the creepiest-looking felines.

I missed the Quidditch-well, I missed seeing Ron play Quidditch. I hope that  they include it in HBP, which they might, as there's less plot in that book, and I'm sure they'd want to use the trio kids as much as they can seeing that there are so many flashbacks to young Tom.

I don't like the twins much, although they aren't as bad in the films. It's rather sad to see them doing everything together, knowing that in a couple of years Fred will be dead.

I was watching PS on video a few days ago, and I noticed the contrast between the films. Not just Tiny Squeaky Trio, but the early films are brighter. I thought it was just the change in the uniforms, but it's the whole colour palate, I think. At this rate DH will be all in assorted shades of black.

I always like the little bits around the edges that show there's a school, and a world, happening beyond the Trio, like the kids having music going in the Gryffindor common room, and the Fudge banner in the Ministry, and the boy and girl kissing that Umbridge blasts apart. Also, nice forshadowing for the snogfest in HBP.

Who is this Nigel bloke? I seem to remember him vaguely from GoF; is he a replacement for Dennis Creevey? BTW, I wonder was JKR thinking of Dennis instead of Colin when she killed him off in DH. Colin was sixth year and had to be either 17 or within two months of it, and was hardly likely to be still a midget.

(no subject)

Aug. 18th, 2007 09:50 pm
owl: Stylized barn owl (Harry)
I saw somewhere that Diana Wynne Jones had been less than approving of Harry Potter, considering that Rowling had nicked her stuff. What was it though? What I think of as DWJ's motif—related parallel/alternate worlds—is absent from Harry Potter, and Harry's magic feels different, more codified.

Perhaps DWJ was reading the Draco Trilogy by mistake? She's really got a case there.
This time last week I was busy reading.Spoilers )

(no subject)

Jul. 26th, 2007 09:33 pm
owl: (luna)
Has everyone seen JKR's interview?

Spoilers )

DH

Jul. 23rd, 2007 10:30 pm
owl: Hermione Granger; OotP (hermione)
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER )
I'm happy, mostly.

SPOILERZ HEER )
In International Date Line, Potterdämmerung was happening

I'm imagining a sort of line of fire moving westward, leaving the Earth blackened and post-apocalyptic in its wake, and a rumpled CNN anchorperson gravely announcing, 'First it took New Zealand, and now Australia's gone, and Russia's going and it's reached India...and something really weird happened in Beijing...'

I'm going offline now, because there will definitely be real spoilers, and I've held out so long. So, see you tomorrow.

(no subject)

Jul. 19th, 2007 08:11 pm
owl: Harry, Ron and Hermione group hug (trio)
The Potterdämmerung approaches...

Ten years of narrative pressure are about to be released. The people who produced a hundred BANGy theories will probably find the ending too simplistic, because no one solution can live up to the complexity of some of the things I've seen posted; people whose ships sink or favourite characters die are going to be furious, and if Snape turns out to have been evil all along his wives on the astral plane will be very unhappy.
Personally I'll be happy with it if the body count spares my favourites. I'm very anxious about Harry, Ginny and Neville, and to a lesser degree Ron, Hermione and Luna. I'm resigned to one Weasley at least dying, and some of the Hogwarts staff. I don't want to be spoiled though. It's going to be hard not to turn to the last chapter and start looking for who's still walking around.



[Poll #1024487]

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Jul. 16th, 2007 08:22 pm
owl: Ron Weasley; PoA (ron)
Sudden horrible thought: the Post Office have been on strike a couple of weekends recently. What if they do it on Saturday??
I finished my re-read of HBP last night. I'd been doing the chapter-a-day thing, but as I came close to the end I wanted to finish it quickly. It's only about the third time I've read the last chapters straight through; I usually skirt Dumbledore's death.

I hope a Potter-free week might foster a little detachment. I feel so fond of Harry and friends at the minute. In that case I probably shouldn't go and see OotP until after next Saturday. Then if Harry dies in DH, I'll have saved a fiver.

Actually I think the death of any of the Trio + Ginny would seriously affect my enjoyment of the series. If Neville, Luna, Remus, McGonagall, Hagrid, Tonks or any of the rest of the Weasleys die, I'd be upset but I could probably handle it. The only spoiler I'd be amenable to is an Everybody lives! one.

I wonder if, when my copy arrives, I'll be able to read it through and not turn to the last chapter before I get to it.

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