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back from Corpse Bride, which i hadn't planned on seeing at all, but faetal and i decided to check out on a whim. IIIII personally think it's better than Nightmare Before Christmas, but i wasn't a big fan of that movie to begin with (all the gothies gasp in horror.)

i almost cried.

almost.

saw a preview for Goblet of Fire and it made me want to race to the store to buy everything in the Harry Potter series because, dagnabbit, i feel like i'm suddenly MISSING OUT on something. maybe there were subliminal messages in that thar preview? hrm. methinks i'm onto something.

and now it's 9 pm on a friday, and i must away myself to bed so that i can get up in the weeeeeeee hour of the morning and walk my arse to work in 45 degree weather.

woot.

okay, maybe not THAT cold. but may BE.

i have a funny taste in my mouf.

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chasing
Sep. 24th, 2005 04:37 am (UTC)
mmm harry potter. i need to read the last one - i bought it but haven't gotten to it yet. i hope the new movie is as good as the last one.

i agree with you about nightmare before christmas. i liked it alright, but not as much as i felt like i was supposed to. glad to hear corpse bride is good, i've been meaning to see that...
aubkabob
Sep. 18th, 2006 04:31 am (UTC)
i did end up buying all the books (except the most recent one because i'm cheap and don't want to pay a gagillion dollars to get it in hardcover, so i'll wait)... i watched all the movies and made it half way through the second book. now that i'm going to have time between classes again, i'll probably start reading a lot more, and i can catch up on such things.
eternitywaiting
Sep. 24th, 2005 04:48 am (UTC)
I haven't read any of the HP books, and only saw the first movie...there was just so much going on, it was kind of overwhelming. It didn't capture me, but maybe the books are better. *shrugs*

I didn't like The Nightmare Before Christmas much either. Eh.

*squints at icon* Is that a chocobo? 'Cause it looks like it, and it's adorable. :-)
aubkabob
Sep. 18th, 2006 04:33 am (UTC)
yup, that's my chocobo icon!! a lot of people don't like it, because it's too puny, but i'm so keeping it!

i ended up seeing all the movies in the last year, but only making it half way through the second book before i lost interest. maybe now that i will have more time between classes, i'll have more time to catch up on reading and stuff.
ragdoll
Sep. 24th, 2005 04:48 am (UTC)
You should go out and get the books! Not just because I want to suck someone else into the cult of Harry but because they are actually pretty good. Goblet of Fire is my fave book in the series so far and I'm hoping they don't fuck up the film considering how badly they did on the last one.

Or wait till Nov, see the film and if you like it, then start reading the books. The first book in the series is okay (esp. the US version cos they totally edited it into American and it's sucky) but they get better and better. At least until the last one which I really really dislike. But that's just me.
aubkabob
Sep. 18th, 2006 04:36 am (UTC)
i did end up seeing all the movies in the last year, but i still haven't made it more than halfway through book number two. hopefully now that i have more time between classes, i'll be able to focus more on catching up on my reading. i used to have it as my most cherished form of relaxation, and i haven't read anything in AGES. my brother is constantly finishing an oh so exciting series and looking for something new, and you would think that living with him would provide a little more enthusiasm.

i just need to turn the freaking television off at night and use a book to make me sleepy instead..
faetal
Sep. 24th, 2005 04:59 am (UTC)
read them in order, then see the movies.
I honestly think its one series that you enjoy the movie more AFTER reading the books.

If you hadnt read the books the movies wouldnt make much sense... or would but it ... just wouldnt be the same..
eternitywaiting
Sep. 24th, 2005 05:01 am (UTC)
Like I said above, I've only seen the first movie, but I think it lends some credit to the "movie not making much sense" without the books idea. I mean, I followed it, but...damn. Just too much. I got lost at points, and just wasn't invested enough in the story to want to get back on track, you know?
faetal
Sep. 24th, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC)
the books are so incredibly awesome. The movie feels like a pictoral supplement. Awesome in its own way, but doesnt stand on its own without the books.
aubkabob
Sep. 18th, 2006 04:40 am (UTC)
i think that by the time that i read the books, that it will be long enough since i've seen the movies so that it will all seem new to me again, other than slight memories. and then i'll watch the movies yet again.

and maybe by the time i get done reading them all, she will have released the final book, and i won't have to wait for it.
aubkabob
Sep. 18th, 2006 04:39 am (UTC)
i wasn't a big fan of the first movie, but i sort of accredit that to the fact that it wasn't put together well and that the kids were so young that they hadn't really had much acting experience, yet. i enjoyed the other movies much more as they went along.
aubkabob
Sep. 18th, 2006 04:38 am (UTC)
i think that i'm glad that i saw the movies before hand, because.. and this may be because the kids were really young in the first movies and not overly talented at acting.. after reading the first book and then watching the movie, it felt like i was watching 3 kids play 'let's pretend', instead of a movie. i still have only made it half way through book two, but i've seen all the movies, and i think i was able to enjoy the movies more by not knowing what was going to happen.
nightspawn
Sep. 24th, 2005 05:17 am (UTC)
I also encourage you to read the books. They get darker and more adult with each one. I was at my brother's house babysitting and didn't have anything to read, so, liking the movies, picked up the first one. Two weeks later I finished the latest one. Not The Lord of the Rings, but pretty damn good.
ex_whatsthes958
Sep. 24th, 2005 06:27 am (UTC)
Harry Potter rules!
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aubkabob
Sep. 18th, 2006 04:42 am (UTC)
hee hee, no problem, i do my best not to spoil things, and put the spoilers behind a cut if i do. i know how much i hate things being ruined... i'm certain i would have loved Fight Club and Sixth Sense so much more, had i not heard how it ended five hundred times before i saw them.
ajcrb
Sep. 24th, 2005 11:08 am (UTC)
i have the HP books if you want to borrow them. they are very much not for only kids. i've read the series at least 4 times already, and i'm sure i will re-read them many more.

i also agree with the above comment that you should see the movies after you read the books.

aubkabob
Sep. 18th, 2006 04:43 am (UTC)
thanks much, dear! since i originally posted this, i went out and bought them all, except the new one, which i'm too cheap to buy until it comes out in paperback. i still haven't made it past halfway through the second book, though.

though i've seen all the movies, and they were fun. i'm certain that by the time that i read the books, i'll have forgotten a lot of what happened in the movies.
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aubkabob
Sep. 18th, 2006 04:44 am (UTC)
i did get as far as BUYING them all and reading the first and a half books, and seeing all the movies, so it's a START!
depphead
Sep. 24th, 2005 04:03 pm (UTC)
Ahh what a great movie. I almost cried, too ^^;

Hah, I have to admit, that new Harry Potter movie does look pretty exciting...
dolmadez
Sep. 24th, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC)
I might be seeing Corpse Bride tonite.
jenniffer
Sep. 24th, 2005 04:49 pm (UTC)
I sowre to myself I wouldn't jump on the HP bandwagon. But then I was at Walmart, and they had the first three on sale for $5 a piece...and how can you resist a $5 book? So I bought them.......and now I'm addicted. *sigh*
jenniffer
Sep. 24th, 2005 04:49 pm (UTC)
*swore
aubkabob
Sep. 18th, 2006 04:45 am (UTC)
part of me wishes i would have bought the boxed set of the first five books, as i ended up buying them all, anyway.

ah, well, you live and learn.. and read.

har.
oatmeal
Sep. 24th, 2005 07:42 pm (UTC)
HP: I actually saw the second movie before reading any of the books or the first movie, and that's what got me into the series. But it totally did; I think the movies generally do a great job. having now read all of them, though, I have to say that book four is by far the most exciting and fun story, with the best balance of fun and angst, and it definitely has the best movie potential.
aubkabob
Sep. 18th, 2006 04:46 am (UTC)
i can't wait to get through more of the books, i've only made it through the first one and a half, though i've seen all the movies. i keep telling myself that i'm biding my time so that the final book will be out by the time i finish reading.
belenen
Oct. 6th, 2005 01:06 pm (UTC)
I never saw Nightmare Before Christmas, but I want to see it so that I can see Corpse Bride (which is a sequel or companion movie, right?).

Harry Potter is awesome, I really love that series. I haven't seen any of the movies yet, but the books will definitely keep you gripped and guessing! I never predicted any of it.
aubkabob
Sep. 18th, 2006 04:47 am (UTC)
i really don't think that corpse bride has that much to do with nightmare, other than it's the same general sort of animation and done by the same guy. i couldn't see any relevance between the two other than that, but then again, i didn't really like nightmare, so i didn't pay too close of attention to it to see any comparison, otherwise.
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