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May. 16th, 2007

Yeah I pre-ordered it

Well, even though I don't really think I'll wait until they send me the book, I made a pre order at a local book store for part seven of the Harry Potter series. Just in case it gets crowded or they are out of stock. But I don't think people will rush to buy the original version. They just go for the translated one which seems logical to me.
I must mention that that if they keep the same person who translates it's gonna be messy. I couldn't read any of the translated books. Maybe it's just me but translating Snape's name in Romanian was it for me.
Anyway don't know if this pre-order actually helped but I did it.

May. 9th, 2007

Icon with Frida!

I love Frida! I'm so happy that I found this!

May. 8th, 2007

very interesting

Another thing I noticed recently: Many Harry Potter fans are also Pirates of the Caribbean fans. At least this is what I could see from their icons which flash POTC sometimes. That's a nice thing to know, at least I'm not the only one who goes from one fandom to another. I wonder what other fandoms are of high interest on livejournal...I also secretly wonder what other people have listed on their friends page  ^ quite ashamed^
I could see that LOTR kind of died after the movies and that was quite sad. Not many Hannibal Lecter addicts either.
I also wonder what will happen with the POTC fandom after the release of the third part. Hope it's not gonna die out.

Just a reminder

Glad to find out that the great Romanian actor Marcel Iures is starring in Pirates of the Caribbean At World's end as Armand le Corsair. He's a superb actor and it is not his first time at Hollywood. In Romania he's a real star! Hope that he will appear in many more blockbusters.

May. 3rd, 2007

Thanks

I want to thank two people who actually remembered that my birthday was yesterday: blacksound and xnuinx. You are really great, people! Special thanks to blacksound for the wonderful Alan Rickman icons!

Apr. 26th, 2007

birds of ill omen

So I'm thinking about book seven and JKR. Will it be good? Will it raise up to the expectations? My personal opinion of this certain author is quite negative. As a literature teacher I must admit to myself that she is not an excellent author. Her books are readable, enjoyable even, but she makes mistakes that started to annoy me. I gave one of the books to a fellow literary critic (one who actually has something to say in this business) and he was not even able to read it. Of course his standards are quite high and he is used with a lot more difficult books but his observations regarding this particular author were common sense. So is JKR a fraud? Is her skill and literary talent or competence below the average standards? The impression that she gave me from her interviews was that she is very confused, does not have a proper argumentation for her actions in writing and is misleading her writers quite bluntly. Her "clues" for book seven are a mess. My guess is that when she was asked she herself had no idea of what would happen and she was tacitly supporting all sorts of theories because of this. Also the amount of attention that she gets from everyone is annoying. There are REAL authors who don't get any attention and they truly deserve it. Let's not even mention the money business.
Anyway thing is I read the books as if they were written by an anonymous writer strictly because I'm interested in Severus Snape. He is probably the only good character in the series. Though he's awfully exaggerated, too.
Sometimes I hate myself for indulging into this kind of books.Today is one of those days. Today I can say that Harry Potter sucks really bad and that JKR had better get back to her cooking and family life rather than writing. Today I will go back to Shakespeare, T.S.Eliot and Faulkner.
Tomorrow is another day though...

Apr. 19th, 2007

(no subject)

I've been so damn busy these days that I am kind of sick and tired of work and writing stupid college papers. That's why I started reading some Harry Potter fanfics and suddenly it hit me:Severus Snape and Hermione Granger? Why not? Though I think it's practically impossible now at the end of HBP but after a few years...
At first I rejected this ship but now it seems to grow on me. Did some searches and now I'm all into reading fanfics. Though the majority of fics that I've found are quite absurd and out of characters some other are readable. My take on this ship is that Severus and Hermione meet a few years after the war (considering that they both survive and Severus is cleared of all accusations) maybe at Hogwarts and discover that they have something in common. But as I'm not a huge fan of Hermione as she is built by JKR, with a few changes the pair would work out fine. But the girl really must grow up and learn to deal with a real man like Severus.
And then ANYONE is better than that awful boy Ronald Weasley. If JKR keeps them two together in the end then Hermione's future is doomed. I see her as more independent and growing a red head family is quite a nightmare. What can I say, Ron is just not fit for her. He needs at least 20 or 30 years to grow up and match her. So why wait so long when a perfectly intelligent man is waiting for her? And they could both vent their frustrations about their bloodlines in a perfect sexual relationship. Ahhh...I'm a naughty girl after all!

Mar. 29th, 2007

Pissed off again

I think I've been stamped. I'm Ron. RON? WTF? I HATE RON!!!!!!!!!!! Jesus, I must be doing something wrong. Otherwise I don't get it.

Mar. 28th, 2007

About this sorting thing

I really don't get how these people sort you. I mean it didn't seem to me that the questions were so clear that after you read the answers you can say: Oh, that's a I don't know what. Seriously now. But then again I guess you can be however you want to be no matter  what house you get sorted in.
 I WILL BE SLYTHERIN TO THE BONE, IN HUFFLEPUFF, GRYFFINDOR, RAVENCLAW OR ANYWHERE!

Mar. 20th, 2007

about journals

I don't really understand why my journal looks so bloody awful. Other people's journals look better, they have all sorts of links, pictures in the background etc. I wonder how I could do that? Is it a paid section?

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