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November 20th, 2005
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Yet another weighing in on the new HP movie...
Liked it!!! A lot! *G* Nicely edited and paced, some great visuals (loved the three looking out under the arch at the end, as the flying horses gracefuly flew by), a lot of things that made sense (the varying setups of the viewing stands), Ron and Hermione were right on target, Cho - with a Scottish accent! *L*!, and I loooooooooove the twins. Can't wait until we see more of them in the later movies. What a great comedy team - *L*! But, boy, anybody looking to slash Ron/Harry? This is the movie for them. *G* And I loved one of Hermione's lines to Ron (see my icon) - *L*!!!! And there are such great views of Hogwarts - isn't it beautiful? *S* Oh, and yes, they kept the Draco turning into a ferret bit - and added a little (slashy) twist, didn't they? *G*

Only thing that bothers me - and this is straight from the books, so it's not the filmmakers' fault: how could the head of Beauxbatons be who she is? Cutting in case you haven't read the books. If giants aren't supposed to practice magic, and if it's such a girly-girly school, shouldn't she be a girly-girly woman who's an expert in magic? Very odd.

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From:hobbitgrrl
Date:November 20th, 2005 06:58 am (UTC)
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Not that I'm an expert on this, but in the books I believe Beauxbatons was not a "girly-girly" school. There were boys at Beauxbatons too, but the movie just made it out to be a girls school. Which kind of irked me in a weird way. That and in the audiobooks, which I take as the correct pronunciation of things, they pronounce it boh-ba-TONS, not boh-BA-tons. Anyway, also she grew up denying her giant ancestry, and we've already seen that Hagrid practiced magic although he is half-giant. I think as long as you are raised by your wizard parent you can pull it off.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:November 20th, 2005 07:35 am (UTC)
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*L*! I had the same reaction about the pronunciation... but then thought that perhaps (not being a French speaker) it was the true French pronunciation.

But, yes, I thought from the books that BB was all girls and Durmstrang was all boys - and BB was a very feminine school and DS was very manly. *S*

Now, Hagrid wasn't supposed to practice magic... he's said that himself. And she still just doesn't seem like somebody who would have ended up as the head of a very stylish school... and so in the public eye! Or, to put it more succinctly... she ain't no Dumbledore. *S*
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From:ninquelosse
Date:November 20th, 2005 07:41 am (UTC)
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Hagrid wasn't supposed to practice magic not because he's half-giant, but because he was convicted of harboring a dangerous beastie which supposedly killed Myrtle. After CoS he's found to have been innocent all along, so he can have his wand back and a teaching posish, too.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:November 20th, 2005 08:03 am (UTC)
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Hmmm... but isn't there also a proscription against giants practicing magic? Darn... I have to re-read the books AGAIN? *G*
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From:singeaddams
Date:November 20th, 2005 05:33 pm (UTC)
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Maybe in England but Madame Maxime is from Le France. Just assume the laws are different and roll with it.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:November 20th, 2005 05:52 pm (UTC)
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*G* Yeah, I know. HP just drives me crazy that way! Like... how do the owls know where to find Sirius to get messages to him? And... couldn't somebody just, oh, say, write a letter to Sirius themselves and have it followed, to find out where he is? *G* Anyway, 'nuf said!
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From:singeaddams
Date:November 20th, 2005 06:47 pm (UTC)
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Stop thinking! It's fantasy! You'll make yourself crazy if you try to logically 'splain everything.

Um.

That being said, let's say that Sirius used a spell that impeded any owl's magical homing abilities, sort of like the Secret Keeper spell wherein he holds his own secret. Harry, Dumbledore, Ron and Hermione could use any owl (Hedwig, Pig or a random school or post owl) to send food and letters to him because THEY, not the birds, were included on the very short list of people Sirius trusted. The only info you can get from an owl that a criminal trusts is to trap it and read the letters it's carrying. Which is why poor Hedwig got roughed up in book 5.

Back to not thinking!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:November 20th, 2005 08:16 pm (UTC)
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*needs a pic of Gollum doing his "not listening!" pose*

*G*
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From:hobbitgrrl
Date:November 20th, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC)
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I'm not a French speaker either, but I think that the actual French pronunciation is the one that they didn't use in the movie; after all the word "baton" is not pronounced "BA-ton" in French.

I seem to remember in the books a reference to A BB boy who was at Hogwarts with the rest of his school. I never got the idea that they were girly; just French.

And Ninq is right; even in OotP when it comes out that he's half giant there is outcry, but they don't stop him from practicing magic.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:November 20th, 2005 05:54 pm (UTC)
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Thought so - thought it was "ba-TON". Hmmmm... I'll have to go re-read! Thanks!
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From:aeb
Date:November 20th, 2005 07:16 am (UTC)

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I don't remember anything about a particularly girly-girly school in the books, but that may just show how long it's been since I read GOF. However, I do remember a few cliques of girly-girls back in intermediate and high school who would have benefited tremendously from a particularly firm and no-nonsense hand. That's "in my opinion," of course, but it's a very firm opinion that never has changed. {Chuckle, SMILE, REALLY BIG GRIN}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin
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From:ninquelosse
Date:November 20th, 2005 07:26 am (UTC)
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I love, love your icon. There were quite a few good one-liners, but that's the one that, um, stands out.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:November 20th, 2005 07:36 am (UTC)
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"stands out" Yes.... yes it does... *ggl*
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From:anonypooh
Date:November 20th, 2005 12:07 pm (UTC)
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ok I'll go with the slashy twist ferret ;) but no - do not slash H/R ick!

I totally am unable to see that.

.. I see you have succumbed to icon-death aka the sever move too - it's starting to seriously wind me up!

what's the quote??? I can't remember any specifics off hand - I laughed at lots but I remember nothing!
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From:anonypooh
Date:November 20th, 2005 12:09 pm (UTC)
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lol .. never mind I saw it now - the freshly uploaded icons seem to flash between being what they should be and being something toally random - lets try mine
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From:anonypooh
Date:November 20th, 2005 12:09 pm (UTC)
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grrrr - well *I* see a rather boring photo of a living room.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:November 20th, 2005 05:40 pm (UTC)
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(oh, lord... she's talking to herself on my LJ!!!!)

Actually, that might explain why, when I was uploading this icon last night, I saw something like one of those tests you sometimes get on the internet, to show you're not a robot (*snerf!*) - you know, "type what's shown here". A grey background with some letters and numbers?
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From:anonypooh
Date:November 20th, 2005 07:50 pm (UTC)
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yup - and that's what I see now again ... and for my Ron Weasley icon that turns into someones living room - now is showing as Ron again. There is mischief afoot with Frank. baaaaa.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:November 20th, 2005 08:17 pm (UTC)
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*L*! Naaaa... it's just the twins. *G*

And, btw... very feart that your Mr. J figured out the psychopathic riddle! *meep* You don't have any large insurance policies on you, do you? *raises eyebrows*
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From:rosamundeb
Date:November 20th, 2005 05:35 pm (UTC)
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What? Is my icon dead? *pouts*

"What's got your WAND in a TWIST?"

Sorry, but it that ain't sexual subtext, I don't know what is? *L*!!!! It was Hermione to Ron.
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From:anonypooh
Date:November 20th, 2005 07:59 pm (UTC)
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i get that

it's the "anybody looking to slash Ron/Harry? This is the movie for them" part I don't lol!

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From:rosamundeb
Date:November 20th, 2005 08:19 pm (UTC)
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*L*! And I don't slash them... but - really!

I mean, even the girls in the movie get it! *L*!

Like when Hermione huffed "Boys!".
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From:anonypooh
Date:November 21st, 2005 09:28 am (UTC)
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oh puhleese!

boys will be boys will be annoying sulky immature children all their lives that's all
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