Thursday, January 25, 2007

Don't tell me I've nothing to do...

Wow. Yeah. So I guess I haven't posted in a while. But you know, I really can't spend all my time thinking up witty and interesting things to say on the Internet. I have a life, you know. And there are so many other, more important things that require my attention. Like trying to fool my cat into thinking my dirty sock is actually a large, purple mouse. Or watching reruns of Friends and Family Guy that I have already seen five times. Or attempting, for the fifteenth time, to finish my Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets computer game (it is really hard to find the last two bronze wizard cards). So you see, I've been very busy and I have a very good excuse for being such an intermittent blogger.

Speaking of Harry Potter, I'm sure everybody knows that the title for the final book was announced in December: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Oooooohhhhh. Doesn't that sound deliciously... deadly? Will she or won't she? Is Harry going to survive the final onslaught, or will the Deathly Hallows be his doom? Actually, I am working on a piece which I hope will be ready to post sometime soon about my predictions for the final book. There is, as of yet, no official news of a release date for the book. Many people are predicting July 7th of this year (the seventh book being released on 07/07/07 would have a kind of symmetry to it), but considering that the 5th Harry Potter movie is due to be released that same month, I doubt that will be the case.

Speaking of movies based on books, can you believe how crazy the movie industry is going over movies based on children's books? Just before Christmas there was Eragon and Charlotte's Web, How to Eat Fried Worms was before that, and coming up is Bridge to Terabithia. Bridge to Terabithia is a Disney production and I will be interested to see what they do with it. The novel is a frequent target of censors and appears on the American Library Association list of the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990-2000 at number nine. I wonder if Disney will stay true to the book, or change it into another one of its sanitized, happily-ever-after atrocities. The movie will be released on February 16th, so we shall see.

Anyway, I'd better go. I think I hear Harry calling.

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