November 14, 2002
And away we go

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 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:

H, R & H
Draco, oh how I love your nastiness
Introducing Tom Riddle
Oh Kenneth. How I lovee thee. Let me count the ways

Posted by nuala at November 14, 2002 12:11 PM

you do realize that's a CATHOLIC review, right? you can't trust those catholics. well other than your mom. hmmm foot in the mouth. foot in the mouth!

Posted by: michele on November 14, 2002 12:47 PM

p.s. "Chris Columbus is back directing the sequel, "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" (Warner Bros.), but some of the magic is missing." that's the first sentence of said review, and i want to take public umbrage. what, he thought the first one did capture the magic? cause hell no it didn't.

but maybe he means just the magic from the book. in which case. ok.

Posted by: michele on November 14, 2002 12:51 PM

Either way still not a good review.

And technically I'm a Catholic

Psst..I put pictures up.

Posted by: nuala on November 14, 2002 12:57 PM


Posted by: michele on November 14, 2002 01:32 PM

you ARE?

Posted by: didofoot on November 15, 2002 08:25 AM

Well kinda was brought up as one silly

Posted by: nuala on November 15, 2002 02:21 PM

dood. kristen. i'm catholic too. where you been all our lives?

Posted by: michele on November 15, 2002 03:40 PM

abandoned catholicism in the hizzouse!

just had to support my McSister.

Posted by: brian on November 15, 2002 03:51 PM

you went to catholic school! at least i only got baptized.

Posted by: michele on November 15, 2002 03:54 PM

psh! I've been confirmed!

Posted by: brian on November 15, 2002 04:21 PM

I did avoid the confirmation, much to the dismay of my mother. poor mother

Posted by: nuala on November 15, 2002 04:49 PM