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HBP movie receives PG rating from MPAA

I'm pretty disappointed/concerned about this. Either WB fucked up the movie, or the MPAA thinks Sectumsempra, Inferi, Horcruxes, and Katie Bell's poisoning are okay for children. Neither of the options is very appealing. I've always thought HBP was the darkest of all the books, so I really can't fathom how it could possibly be PG when even PoA was PG-13.

*fumes*
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The latest passengers on the failboat

Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that it has moved back the release date of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" to Summer 2009. The sixth installment of the blockbuster Harry Potter franchise will now open day-and-date domestically and in the major international markets on July 17, 2009. The announcement was made by Alan Horn, President and Chief Operating Officer, Warner Bros.


Eight months? EIGHT? Really, WB? Is that necessary for a movie already in post-production?

WB is so full of shit. So much for their chances of redeeming themselves with this movie. And to think I was actually looking forward to it.
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Buying HP paperbacks

Since airlines are cracking down on luggage policies, I'm looking into buying a paperback set of HP books that can travel with me back and forth between Chicago and Los Angeles easier than my hardcover set. The problem is, I'm not sure how to approach buying a paperback set. I'm a bit OCD when it comes to books -- I need to have a perfect, consistent collection. Right now, my HP books are as follows:

Book 1: US edition, paperback
Books 2-4: UK edition, hardcover
Books 5-7: US edition, hardcover

Right now my options are:

- buy the boxed set of the UK paperback editions of books 1-6 and the UK paperback edition of book 7 separately (~$75, also the more convenient options)
- buy the UK paperback editions of books 5-7, the UK hardcover edition of book 1, and the US paperback editions of books 2-4 separately (~$70)

It comes down to whether I want consistency in my paperback set or consistency in my complete collection of the books. I realise I'm probably ridiculous for thinking so much into this, but I really can't help it. It's bugging the hell out of me. What d'you guys think?


ETA: I went with the second option. My cost estimate? Yeah, WAY off. That actually cost me about $100 :(
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Happy birthday, DH <3

Exactly one year ago, I was on my way home with my copy of Deathly Hallows clutched in my trembling hands.

x_x_mint made a post at her LJ about the DH's one year anniversary that literally brought tears to my eyes. I'd link to it, but I think it's f-locked.

This time last year, most of us were settling down with our books, excited to finally find out whether Snape was good or bad and what the hell the Deathly Hallows were. We didn't know that Remus and Tonks wouldn't live to see the craptastic epilogue but that their son would. We didn't know the reason why Snape always watched over Harry or what the seventh Horcrux was (though most of us guessed correctly on both accounts :P). All we knew was that in ~700 (or 600, or 300, or 100, depending on which version of DH you own, how fast you read, and which time zone you're in) pages, canon would officially close. Ten years and seven books later, Harry's fate would finally be determined.

Can you guys believe it's already been a year? I feel like it was just yesterday that I was sitting in my third grade class listening to the librarian stumble over the pronunciation of "Hermione" as she read aloud to us. Time really does fly.

Despite all the rants and fandom hate DH inspired, I'm sure no HP fan will ever forget the night of its release. I don't care what you ship or how you feel about the epilogue. We all came together as one fandom that night. (end cheese)

Here's hoping the movie won't fail on every possible level like the previous HP movies have done.
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Well... this is it. In less than twelve hours, I'll be receiving my copy of Deathly Hallows.

I'm not sure words can properly express the storm of emotions I'm feeling right now. Excitement for the book, fear of the end, anxiety over what's going to happen, regret that everything is ending too soon... and then that indescribable feeling that only a true Potter fan can understand.

Harry Potter has been my life for ten years. A decade of my life, devoted to the bespectacled wizard. It's because of Harry Potter that I have half of my closest friends right now, and because of Harry Potter that I write fan fiction now and hope to become a published author in the future. I haven't even the slightest clue where I'd be right now if it weren't for JK Rowling's talent. So thank you, Jo, for turning my world around and making my childhood one worth remembering.
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Full version of DH now online

Just wanted to warn you guys to be careful - some (insert the worst possible insult here) photographed DH, page by page, and posted the whole thing online. No page on the internet is safe!

That is all. Four more days... I can only pray that I'll make it through those four days without being spoiled.
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*fangirl scream*

I do believe I've died and gone to HP heaven. All these recent HP updates are bad for my health (literally, as I woke up sick the day after I went to watch Happy Feet). The HBO sneak preview was the icing on the cake. My only complaint is that WE DIDN'T GET TO SEE THE YOUNG!MAURADERS. No sexy!Remus or sexy!James :( And no Tonks either. Wtf? Oh well. I've uploaded it to YouTube so that everyone else can wallow in my excess joy with me:



In other news, Chapter 24 of ATW is now up on MNFF [link]. Don't forget to watch House tonight (if you're not too busy watching the HBO sneak preview ten times over like I did)! :D

♥ Annie

P.S. - For God's sake, it's "I must not tell lies," not "I will not break rules." Why in the WORLD would they feel the need to change that one very short (but very FAMOUS) line? WB owes the HP fans some serious explaining...
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