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**I move away from the mic to breathe in
A few weeks ago I nudged everyone, then promptly stopped posting for a while. There's a number of reasons for that. Three weeks ago, around the last time I posted, I was in a bit of a funk about a number of things, internal and external. It seemed that different revelations and issues were cropping up like some sort of forbidden lovechild produced by the unholy union of whack-a-mole and Life. A few times I started up a post, but kept on coming up with posts more appropriate for the "all but person X" filter or the "all but people Y" filter or the "everyone who helped in the excommunication of person Z" filter. So either I write up a major emo post locked down to only a few people, or I just sum up and play nice for everyone. I'll do the latter. Hello. Some things happened, I realized some things, and I was sad. I'm not any more. Less QQ, more pewpew.

Went to see the latest HP movie with dickardo, kikibird, runstaverun, and _yggdrasil. I had only seen the first two movies before that day, so I had to watch the next two that morning before racing to the theater. All well and good, except I had no water and hadn't showered since the morning before. Ewwww, stinky kingfox. Overcoming my severe phobia of going out without showering that caused many huge arguments with many exes, I suffered through the movie and eating. Couldn't go out to any of the awesome things on that night, such as a party I wanted to attend and One Night of Fire. Boo for that.

Spoilers for the movie under the cut. Well, only one spoiler. The line of the day came from dickardo early on in the movie when he noted that "Harry cast a spell to turn Dudley into a chav." I lost it in the theater.

The guy who photographed the upcoming HP book and threw it online? Guy left his exif data behind. Whoops.

Already there's blinky spoiler icons on LJ. /., SA, Fark, Digg, 4chan, and others are already covered in spoilers. If I were a fan, I'd stop reading my friends page and turn the computer off now. Otherwise you might find out things like that <spoilers> Tonks horribly dies on page 743, choking on her own vomit, and is later found out to have been pregnant with my child. S'truth. And Mad-Eye was Kaiser Soze, you find that little tidbit out on page 78. Imagine my shock that on page 658, it's revealed that Snape is Tyler Durden. Shhhhhh.</spoilers>

Srsly though, stay off the internet. Remember how bad the S killed D drama was? Go fly a kite or read a book or play your DS now, you freak.

Current Location: Drew University, Madison, NJ
Feeling: okay okay
Listening to: Tay Zonday, Chocolate Rain

Chorus of 15 demons || Preach it
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kingfox From: kingfox Date: July 18th, 2007 12:33 am (UTC) (Hard link)


Yeah. It was so sad. See, I didn't even find out she was pregnant with our child until like twenty pages later. Here I was thinking that all those phone calls were coming from a crazy ex of mine from right after college, when really it was her - back in town and having our kid. I really wish I had answered the phone, and I really wish she had slept on her side instead of choking on her own vomit.

Senseless waste of life.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: July 18th, 2007 12:38 am (UTC) (Hard link)

speaking of HP spoilers

I had never seen a single movie or read a single book until recently. Obviously, I was online when that spoiler was flying all over the place. So not knowing who anyone was except maybe Harry and Hermoine, I knew that two crazy cats named Dumbledore and Snape would have troubles one day down the road.

Some weekend afternoon, runstaverun threw on the first movie. Tired from the night before, I was trapped, unable to muster the strength to get the hell out of there... and got sucked in. By the end of the night, I was quizzing towelboy on certain plot points and characters I wanted further insight on. Anyway, during the initial showing, I kept on asking when any new character was introduced whether or not that character was Snape or Dumbledore. When both were finally introduced, I tiredly announced what the internet said would happen one day.
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kingfox From: kingfox Date: July 18th, 2007 06:02 am (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: speaking of HP spoilers

One day I'll read 'em. Right now I have a pile of books to catch up on I'm slowly whittling down, but it's a daunting tower still. Work + taking classes + WoW == little time for reading.
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kingfox From: kingfox Date: July 18th, 2007 06:09 am (UTC) (Hard link)
I always admire the goons in their surprising ability to avoid shitting where they eat most of the time, despite their beautiful poop-flinging talents.
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kingfox From: kingfox Date: July 18th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
My favorite RotK thing, probably one of my favorite "spoiler" bits of drama, was an icon that was floating around LJ and a few other places weeks before the movie came out. It consisted of a shot of Legolas, which is then covered with a red X as the following text cycles through: "December 17, 2003. Legolas Dies. Get over it." The howls of outrage were absolutely hilarious. "Please ban that person from this community! Their icon has a horrible spoiler in it! I don't want to believe it, omfg that asshole!!!"

That was almost as good as the petition to change the name of the Two Towers in light of 9/11 that Klerck started.
weaponjx From: weaponjx Date: July 18th, 2007 01:00 am (UTC) (Hard link)
my first thought when I saw the movie was, "Huh, Dudly's a Chav. I wonder if they're alienating a portion of their audience there..."
kingfox From: kingfox Date: July 18th, 2007 06:04 am (UTC) (Hard link)
I wonder what the overlap between the two segments of the population really is, percentage wise from each end. A pack of chav Potter fans is a hilarious thought.
weaponjx From: weaponjx Date: July 19th, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
I love that the director just assumes the percentage is negligible.

"Bah! Chavs don't read. Fuck em!"
normajean From: normajean Date: July 18th, 2007 02:26 am (UTC) (Hard link)
I'm sorry, but Delores Umbridge (the lady dressed in pink) made me laugh EVERY TIME she came on screen.

and I didn't get into the books until right before book 4 came out. In high school I actively avoided trends, so I thought Harry Potter was stupid when it first came out. Then my godfather brought over all 3 books one night, and I picked one up on a boring Saturday afternoon.

I knew I was hooked when I read the last 400 pages of the 4th book in 5 hours without stopping. And now I'm going to midnight madness for the last book on Friday night (dressed in costume, I'm a sad, sad human.)
kingfox From: kingfox Date: July 18th, 2007 06:05 am (UTC) (Hard link)

In... costume?

Ok, I'll bite.

Who are you dressing as?
normajean From: normajean Date: July 18th, 2007 01:06 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: In... costume?

I'm going as Luna Lovegood (the serene ice blonde girl from OoTP.)

I got talked into it by one of my friends who is also going in costume. She's going as Hagrid.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: July 18th, 2007 01:34 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: In... costume?

Aaah, cool. Good choice!
From: csmole Date: July 18th, 2007 04:28 am (UTC) (Hard link)
I see you understand the Chav. May I introduce you to the pommie shower? My usual act upon encountering difficulties like you have been.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: July 18th, 2007 06:06 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Yeah, that's what I did before the movie. But instead of it being from a night of drinking, it was from a night of staying up late watching Lost on DVD with friends followed by watching hours and hours of Harry Potter.

So if liquor is replaced by dorkdom, yeah.
tayarrow From: tayarrow Date: July 19th, 2007 04:03 am (UTC) (Hard link)
I'm Tay
Chorus of 15 demons || Preach it