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Harry Potter the Musical!

Posted on 2007.07.27 at 01:13
Current Location: 75070
Current Music: Harry Potter - All of them.
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Watched Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Friday. Bought the book at midnight and have been reading it, slowly. Three books ago, I read the entire thing in a day, and then became pissed off and morose since I didn't have any new Harry Potter to read, so I read it again. Two books ago, I read every chapter twice - to force myself to take my time. That lasted about a quarter of the book. I finished the last three-quarters in a day reading it straight through. Last book - well, I was moving (again) so it was pretty much split-up and took me a week. This time, however, I want to blow through it, but life, it seems, has gotten in the way. I'm lucky to read 4-chapters, every other day. To assist me with this, however, I've burned every album onto a single mp3 disc which I listen to in the car, followed by all the albums back-to-back which I listen to on my iPod at work. I'm finding some real gems in there!

In other news, I've recently acquired another Rave System and am pimping it out with half a gig more RAM & a DVD-ROM drive to put Solaris 10 on it, I'm upgrading the 300Mhz/1280MB U30 at work with a U10 I'm filling with Rave System parts (a 440Mhz chip, two 60GB drives, a DVD-ROM & 2GB of RAM and possibly more importantly, a Raptor framebuffer to get the graphics off the CPU), and am thinking of restarting the Ampache project on the ubuntu-server box to see if I can glean anything at all from it. 13-hours at work today which is fine since my wife and kids went to Wichita to spend some time with her mother prior to school starting. I'm knee-deep in work, but work is such a joy! I can hardly contain myself.


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-07-27 13:32 (UTC) (Link)
Harry Potter is retarded. You did have some gems in there. Thanks! Harry Potter is retarded. I've never understood SPARC arcitecture. Harry Potter is retarded. I'm looking for some scores which can be found on my wishlist. Harry Potter is retarded. I think I'm going to redo the sound system in my car as a...well, I don't want to give it away. I want to see how many people remember when and where. Harry Potter is retarded.
ehowton at 2007-07-27 14:11 (UTC) (Link)
Which was the last book you read?
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-07-27 15:11 (UTC) (Link)
I can tell a fad when I see one.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-07-29 06:39 (UTC) (Link)
George Orwell's 1984.
wardlejew at 2007-07-27 14:32 (UTC) (Link)
Harry Potter is not retarded! I must admit the reading level is lower than most fantasy, but still a fun read. I'm confused, you watched Harry Potter, but gave now critique? I really enjoyed the movie. They did an excellent job pulling out of the book only the critical parts to the overall story. I never felt like the movie was dragging on! Book 5 was the hardest to get into for me, but after the first 150 pages, when Harry actually makes it to Hogwarts, the book becomes a fast read. I'm still confused, you bought "the book" at midnight? The Deathly Hallows? Order of the Phoenix? I purchased the Deathly Hallows at midnight when it came out. I finished in a day and a half. Dang responsibilities kept getting in the way so I couldn't finish in one day. Excellent read. I'll not give any spoilers since it has only been a week, but I may have a new favorite over Goblet of Fire (Still undecided. Need to read them both again). I plan on re-reading the whole serious come September. Looking forward to seeing how it fits together knowing the outcome. Retarded people don't like Harry Potter!

13 hr. work days cannot be that productive.
ehowton at 2007-07-27 15:04 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I purchased Deathly Hallows at midnight of the same day I saw Order of the Phoenix. I think, when I finished this, the last book, I'll finally re-read them all again as well. I suppose that OOTP was my least favorite movie thus far, though I did enjoy aspects of the film, but the score is hands down better than Patrick Doyle's previous film. Speaking of, just sent you email...
ehowton at 2007-07-27 18:45 (UTC) (Link)
(1:40:16 PM) EricHowton: We're not having that argument on my blog
(1:40:47 PM) ProfessorTom: no, this is an extension of the argument that we are having on your blog
(1:41:35 PM) EricHowton: No, its not.
(1:41:41 PM) EricHowton: And therein lies the problem
(1:42:35 PM) ProfessorTom: the argument on your blog is that Harry Potter is not all it's cracked up to be
(1:42:46 PM) EricHowton: Yes.
(1:42:50 PM) ProfessorTom: and my justification for that argument is that it is just a fad
(1:42:55 PM) ProfessorTom: but like most fads dangerous
(1:43:00 PM) EricHowton: Almost
(1:43:07 PM) EricHowton: You see, you lack justification
(1:43:08 PM) ProfessorTom: this one moreso because it is being pushed by the liberal media
(1:43:19 PM) EricHowton: no, stay on topic here - one thing at a time
(1:43:25 PM) ProfessorTom: ergo, something isn't right about the mass acceptance
(1:43:32 PM) EricHowton: You would be JUSTIFIED if you had read it, and then determined that
(1:43:44 PM) EricHowton: You CANNOT determine something PRIOR to that point.
(1:43:51 PM) ProfessorTom: bull. shit.
(1:43:57 PM) EricHowton: *sigh*
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-07-27 18:48 (UTC) (Link)
Are we going to break this one down per topic/issue or just go for it? You lead.
wardlejew at 2007-07-27 19:28 (UTC) (Link)
You two do love to debate!
Complete and Utter Nonsense
jesskd26 at 2007-07-28 06:22 (UTC) (Link)
[i] (1:42:50 PM) ProfessorTom: and my justification for that argument is that it is just a fad
(1:42:55 PM) ProfessorTom: but like most fads dangerous [/i]

Even if the books and subsequent movies (which have been out for seven years and wouldn't be considered a "fad" according to the definition of the word) were a fad, how would the franchise be a "dangerous fad"? Will reading the books and movies cause me to don a wizard hat and become obsessed with defending the world against the evils of dark magic, dragons and bathroom haunting ghosts?

I can see where some fads are dangerous, but I don't see your logic here, Tom.
wardlejew at 2007-07-27 20:00 (UTC) (Link)
I find the ordering of the tracks to Order of the Phoenix odd. I still haven't listened to it enough to make a judgement on the ordering, unlike some others, but it seems like that would create a disconnect from the movie.
ehowton at 2007-07-27 20:04 (UTC) (Link)
You're exactly right! They're completely out of order, and that makes it...unusual. Still, as long as I always skip the first track (the electric guitars detract from the orchestration it starts with) I'm happy enough with the flow.
wardlejew at 2007-07-27 20:20 (UTC) (Link)
I will have to give the current order a go, then rearrange them to the order they would appear in the movie and listen. Curious! Or should I just say the current order is retarded! ;)
galinda822 at 2007-07-28 04:45 (UTC) (Link)

ehowton at 2007-07-28 04:55 (UTC) (Link)
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