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19 November 2010 @ 05:39 pm
yay harry potter and doctor who! boo sally lockhart  
SO I actually had a pretty good day which is nice after feeling grumpy all week. Here is some stuff.

I. Continuing my Pullman binge and so placebetween doesn't disown me, I'm reading The Shadow in the North. I've only got maybe 40 pages left but I have to post about this one traumatic event.

CHAKA OMG :(


Literally nothing in fiction makes me sadder than dogs dying. NOTHING. I still don't think Pullman is great at writing emotions, at least not emotions in a way that really resonates with me. I didn't care about virtually anything tragic that happened in HDM. I wouldn't care that much if Fred had fallen off a cliff. BUT HER DOG DYING TRAGICALLY AS IT TRIES TO PROTECT STRANGERBITCH ISABELLA? AND THEN WAITING UNTIL SHE IS THERE TO DIE OMG :( :( TEARS FOREVER

To put this in perspective, I, as you may have noticed, absolutely love Harry Potter. JKR's writing connects better than me with Pullman's and has the extra nostalgia factor. No tears, not ever. Not Sirius or Dobby or Dumbledore or The Forest Again. Doctor Who, as you also may have noticed, I also love. I didn't even tear up in Doomsday or End of Time. But Chaka dying? And She put her hand out for Chaka, and looked down for the warmth of his love and goodness, and there was nothing there? Omg I was reading this at lunch like



I knew this was coming the instant they introduced Chaka, because dogs in books meet traumatic ends. This is why I avoided books about dogs as a kid even though I loved them. Endless tragedy, omg.


II. In less traumatic news, I have tickets to Deathly Hallows tonight at 9:40! When we went to pick up the tickets yesterday, at around 8:30, there was already a line down the hall and around the door for the midnight show. Damnnn. Anyway, I'm super excited, because OMG HARRY POTTER :D and because almost all my high school friends are going and getting us all in the same room is a rare but glorious occurrence these days.

III. Lastly, look! A trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas special! Wheee!

 
 
 
turtle_goose: DW:  Team TARDIS - Inappropriate Subjectturtle_goose on November 19th, 2010 10:42 pm (UTC)
THERE IS A SPACE SHARK. FOR REALSIES. I AM EXCITE!

...doggy died? D:

Edited at 2010-11-19 10:44 pm (UTC)
Kali_thirty2flavors on November 19th, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC)
I LOVE THE FAMILY OF SPACE SEA CREATURES.

yes omg someone tries to kill her (well actually, they think it's her but it's actually someone else) and the dog fights them off but gets stabbed/shot :( :(
turtle_gooseturtle_goose on November 19th, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
D:

NOTHING COULD BE MORE AWESOME THAN A SPACE SHARK. I WAS EXCITED BEFORE, BUT DAMN! SPACE SHARKS!
Kali: dw :: peruvian folk band :: not rio_thirty2flavors on November 19th, 2010 11:00 pm (UTC)
I've only watched it once because I'm in the middle of the kitchen and my mom's talking to me and the TV's on etc right now and stuff, but I am excited to watch it a trillion times more and analyze it thoroughly.
Liz: DW: emo rainbazcat89 on November 19th, 2010 11:17 pm (UTC)
I KNEW PULLMAN WOULD PUNCH YOU IN THE GRIEF BONE AND MAKE YOU CRY
I KNEW IT

blonde girl and eleven are going to make out y/y?
Kali_thirty2flavors on November 20th, 2010 05:43 am (UTC)
Dogs dying don't really count though, because it's like... idk it's a cheap shot? Like you don't really have to try, a dog just has to exist and then die.
Lizbazcat89 on November 20th, 2010 05:56 am (UTC)
Yeah but it's still ~his words~
Kali_thirty2flavors on November 21st, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
IDK Fred just literally DIAF and I didn't give a shit. Actually i wa sconfuesd and not even sure he was dead until several pages later.
Liz: Gone With the Wind: Scarlett bitchfacebazcat89 on November 21st, 2010 06:11 pm (UTC)
okay fine
you win
i would accuse you of having no soul
but i have seen evidence to the contrary
Kali_thirty2flavors on November 21st, 2010 06:43 pm (UTC)
It did make me angry at Isabella, who ruins everything ever

but that's kind of it? IDK. Sorry Fred.
Lizbazcat89 on November 21st, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
UGH FUCKING ISABEL

Can't handle that strangerbitch
Frances: Hyperboleandahalf - TV horrorgoldy_dollar on November 19th, 2010 11:29 pm (UTC)
omg, dogs dying are the worst. SO SORRY PULLMAN I AM NEVER READING YOUR BOOK TO BAD FOR YOU.

Have fun at Harry Potter tonight!! I hope that the movies make tramping through the woods v. exciting and plz report back to me with your thoughts.
Kali_thirty2flavors on November 20th, 2010 05:48 am (UTC)
lol I get so angry about it too. It's like BOOO, LOW BLOW.

HARRY POTTER WAS.... ACCEPTABLE. I am sure it will reignite shipping wars everywhere because lol Steve Kloves. lol.
Francesgoldy_dollar on November 20th, 2010 06:03 am (UTC)
I am sure it will reignite shipping wars everywhere because lol Steve Kloves. lol.

LOL EMAIL ME WITH DETAIL PLZ.
Marinajavabreeze on November 19th, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
I'm assuming the space shark and space whale are related. lol Somewhere, someone's space aquarium broke.
fauxkarenfauxkaren on November 20th, 2010 04:04 am (UTC)
ONLY ONE BRIEF SHOT OF RORY?

TRAILER FAIL, DOCTOR WHO.
Kali: dw :: amy/rory :: traces left behind_thirty2flavors on November 20th, 2010 05:50 am (UTC)
tbh I couldn't tell who most of the people were in lots of the shots. IA that it needs more Rory. HOWEVER I do approve of Rory being in his Centurion garb... inexplicably.... and Amy being in her police outfit because they both look smashing.
turtle_goose: DW:  Rory/Amy - The Big Bangturtle_goose on November 21st, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)
HOWEVER I do approve of Rory being in his Centurion garb... inexplicably.... and Amy being in her police outfit because they both look smashing.

Hot Honeymoon Sexytiems
Opal: DD: Ten walking awayshinyopals on November 20th, 2010 11:18 am (UTC)
Two gifs of David Tennant in a row and man that guy aged. XD

*PETS YOU* IT'S OK, BB. CHAKA IS JUST RESTING.

And I want to see HP!
Kali: hp :: let there be light_thirty2flavors on November 21st, 2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
LOL I know, poor guy.

I see Fred just met a tragic end as well. I didn't really care, Chaka was far more tragic.

IT WAS... okay.
Opal: Rose: Rose bored at her jobshinyopals on November 21st, 2010 06:22 pm (UTC)
I was mildly traumatised by Fred because, like I've said before, I decided to finish the book as an antidote to The Stolen Earth. DAMN YOU, PULLMAN.

YOU DO NOT SEEM VERY ENTHUSED.
Kali_thirty2flavors on November 21st, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC)
LOLOL. I read it... at a spa... yesterday and was confused if he was even dead for a few pages. Isabella is the worst though omg.

I was kind of bored tbh. There were some bits that were A+ but mostly I was like "lol that's it?"
Opal: TEoT: Martha/Mickey cuddleshinyopals on November 21st, 2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
*Blinks* You went to a spa?

... Yeah, that's all I took away from your comment. XD
Kali_thirty2flavors on November 21st, 2010 06:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah that is what my friend wanted to do for her birthday. It's not really my thing. Also it was outdoors. CANADA IS COLD THIS TIME OF YEAR. I basically just hid in the hot tub.
Opal: Bear: I'M A BEARshinyopals on November 21st, 2010 06:56 pm (UTC)
LOL OUTDOOR SPA IN NOVEMBER.
Kali_thirty2flavors on November 21st, 2010 07:14 pm (UTC)
THAT IS HOW I FELT ABOUT IT TOO

It would be nice in say... September, where it's warm enough to stand outside and not freeze but still cool enouhg that a hot tub is as appealing as a normal pool, but in November? Not so much. Also saunas are my least favourite thing.
placebetween on November 24th, 2010 10:06 pm (UTC)
CHAKA IS THE REASON I WANT A BIG ASS DOG.

BECAUSE WHEN SOMEONE TRIES TO KILL ME, MY ZULU GENERAL OF A DOG WILL BITE OFF HIS HEAD.

AND WILL SURVIVE.

HA.
Kali_thirty2flavors on November 24th, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
I ALREADY LOVE BIG ASS DOGS

D: CHAKA