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15 July 2011 @ 01:10 pm
in the midst of HP stuff  
Most amusingly, today was Harry Potter Day at kidlet's day camp. Now, he has not read the books or watched the movies, so he has only a bit of idea about them. The camp teachers come up the car, all dressed up in black robes and scarves and stuff, and you should've seen the WTF look on his face. So then they ask, "Are you ready for Harry Potter day?" super-enthusiastically. And he all but rolls his eyes and says with disdain, "I don't watch Harry Potter."

I PRESENT MY SON, THE HIPSTER! ROFL.

Today's camp will either make him want to read it or want nothing to do with it ever again.

I don't dislike the films, but I'm not fannish about them either. I haven't actually seen any past OotP (and I'm not sure I saw all of that). I saw a promo on CBS nightly news for a segment on HP fanfic a few days past, but didn't catch it -- hopefully it wasn't TOO cringeworthy... I really want to know if they interviewed Cassie Clare now that she's a big-time author and all. Someone should.

(in the absence of any HP icon, have some other cool British People)
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A work in progress: HP Silly 50 Thingsancarett on July 15th, 2011 08:41 pm (UTC)
Hope he comes back without too much hate in him for HP. It's hard to predict, though, isn't it?

I'm much more a fan of the books and fandom than the movies. That said, they cast Ciaran Hinds as Aberforth Dumbledore: one more of my favourite actors sucked into this franchise!

An interview with Cassie Clare about HP fanfic would be kind of cringe-worthy considering how much she plagiarized with some of her fanfics. *cough Buffy cough*

My eldest is in her room, moodily contemplating what there is worth living for now that she's seen the last Harry Potter movie. Poor thing!
lizardbeth: Dean - bookslizardbeth_j on July 15th, 2011 09:12 pm (UTC)
Ah Ciaran Hinds- he Is quite awesome. :)

I suppose the HP films are equiv to some people for how Battlestar wasn't QUITE over for me until the Plan aired. I could hold on to it not yet finished just that much longer.. but now it's over OVER. :(

yeah, I don't read CC because of the plagiarism (and the rest of her behavior back then - honestly it irks me SO much that she's done so well), but her publisher and her readers have never cared about it. Plus she's the most public HP fanficcer to do well, and I do like it if the public can see a point of view on mainstream tv that's not "fans and fanfic writers are freaks in their momma's basement" y'know?.
A work in progress: Metaphor Kara/Lee BSGancarett on July 15th, 2011 09:25 pm (UTC)
Yes, Eldest is very much in the camp of "It's really over now, ack!"

For the last, I much recommend Lev Grossman's article that just came out in Time. Awesome, awesome, awesome love for fandom in mainstream media: http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,2081784,00.html
lizardbeth: YAY!  Jules and Jess.lizardbeth_j on July 15th, 2011 10:58 pm (UTC)
a ha, we have a request to start the HP book tonite!

I believe this calls for a \p/
A work in progress: Snape Latin Writingancarett on July 15th, 2011 11:05 pm (UTC)
I think he'll have a lot of fun!
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entertaining in a disturbing waylyssie on July 15th, 2011 11:27 pm (UTC)
Thank goodness. Because mah cynicism gets all cranky at CC and her success.