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I saw Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix yesterday with Spike and I really liked it. I thought it was a great movie, and I thought what it managed to hack out of that long 5th book is actually probably the most relevant plot-threads vis-a-vis the 7th book. Ah, fascism, the perennial vice of the British. The only place the filmmakers may have shot themselves in the foot, I think, is not showing all of the scene from "Snape's Worst Memory," but I suppose they could fix that later. Although it's a good thing they took JKR's advice and kept Kreacher. But yeah, a really good movie, really fast-paced, I liked it. And the way they played up Sirius' role was good. Although Gary Oldman seemed way saner and more mature than Sirius does in the book, I think, and I picture Tonks way prettier and less buxom. Many hearts to Michael Gambon for his portrayal of Dumbledore, although he's not the way I picture him from the book, and personally I wouldn't have minded more of that scene with Harry in his office at the end.

In other news, I'm going to Boston tomorrow. Wish me luck with that. And in other news, I made a Code Geass video. And in still other news, more than a year later, the scanlation group I work with has finally released something I translated: Yu no Hana Tsubame chapter 1. Personally it made my skin crawl, but the head of the group tells me it's supposed to be hilarious. So if you are interested, head over to Be With You Scan's homepage.

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Date: 2007-07-27 17:14 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spacevlad.livejournal.com
good to hear your glowing review, I still need to see it as well.

random question: I realized today that I've completely stopped reading Bleach over the summer. Do you still read it, what scanlations do you recommend (you might not use them anymore, but I need to), and how much have I missed?

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Date: 2007-08-01 03:41 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlady38.livejournal.com
Sorry slow, I was in Boston.

You know, I actually have not read Bleach for the last week or two myself. I am REALLY bored with this Hueco Mundo arc, it needs to have ended a month ago. I don't think you've missed much, certainly, I can't remember anything really significant happening, provided you read the parts about Espada #9, which were significant. I can't remember how long ago that was. As you guess, I've stoped paying attention to scanlators, but mangahelpers.com is a great clearinghouse of translations and scanlations, it's all I use.

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Date: 2007-07-28 03:05 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] atthis.livejournal.com
Hmm, I saw that movie and don't remember any of it I just realized. That would be because I saw it at midnight after flying in from Nagoya but it's kind of frustrating.
Thanks for worrying about me (Amy said you were) but you know, I'll be miserable for a few days and then it'll all work out so as long as I don't do anything rash there's no cause for alarm. I'm trying to see everyone I know in a systematic sort of way and the good thing about having to work at Nova this month is it forces me to put on decent clothes, leave the house and be cheerful and social for eight hours every day. Exhausting but helpful.
I may have found an apartment! Eek. Otherwise I gave notice so we're both homeless as of Sept. :)
I hope you're enjoying yourself. Can I call you next my Friday morning/your Thursday night?
Love,
Marissa

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Date: 2007-07-28 15:52 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starlady38.livejournal.com
um...yes. I will be free then, or arrange it.

I'm glad you're sounding more balanced than you did in your last entry! More later.

Love,
Andrea

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