So long time no write and why? Well because I had nothing to say and in fact still have nothing to say, but am so bored that I feel the need to bombard you all with my ramblings.
So Voila! Here I am. Yep here I am.
Well yesterday I caught A&E's Biography on J.K. Rowling. Oh how I love this woman. If she would only give me back Harry Potter Mania I so want. Give me the 5th book woman! Give it to me. I just finished listening to the 4th Harry Potter book and am in withdrawl. I want to know what happens. Oh and did I mention the man who reads the books, Jim Dale, is a god. A brilliant Harry Potter reading god.
AHEM. Anyways. So yes, I only saw the last half of the show, but what I saw was pretty interesting. She taunted everyone by showing the FOLDER that contained the last chapter of the 7th book. That's right it's already written. It says what happens to everyone after leaving Hogwarts. So it might or might not have been in this big yellow folder, but still it was a big tease.
Oh okay so some stuff that was actually talked about was about how more people are going to die and it seems there's a main character that might die. Not that she said that it was a main character, but she said that it was really hard to write and she was close to tears while she talked about it. THIS DOES NOT BODE WELL I say.
Ron is apparently based on a close friend of her's from High School. And Hermonie is based on herself. The blue car that Ron and Harry drive to Hogwarts was the same type of car her friend (the above one who is the basis for Ron) and her used to joy ride in as teenagers.
There was of course more stuff that she talked about but I won't bore. But it was immensly entertaining to learn about what things influenced what in the book and how certain characters were developed, etc.
Also there is a message board on biography.com with people talking about Harry. The funniest one is the one titled "Harry Potter is the Devil" as the backlash that occurs is amazing. I think someone said it just to get everyone all riled up.
Anyways I'm done babbling now. I go back to my dull existance at UC Berkeley. blahhh! Hopefully seeing the Harry Potter movie will satisify me until the next book comes out. Probably won't with the reviews it's getting, but here's hoping.
Psst! Harry Potter Pictures:Posted by nuala at November 14, 2002 12:11 PM