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19 July 2009 @ 01:14 am
The countdown begins: 10 days till LA  
So, so, so, so weird.  But we are moving in 10 days. 

If I repeat it over and over do you think it'll sink in?  We have a ton of packing that we have kind of half started (because we were getting the house ready to sell...), but at least half the arrangements are done for stuff like water and power and the all important internets.  Oh, and hotel reservations for our three-day trek across the southern US.

We've all started getting excited about the new apartment - how we're going to arrange it, what we think we should get to be prepared, if things are going to fit.

But the sad part is trying to remember that it's not just the weekend, it's our second to last weekend living in Austin.  Not that we don't think we'll come back here, but it'll be different.

There's this awesome theatre here called the Alamo Drafthouse, and strangely going to see movies there is a bit more of an event than elsewhere.

And I'm pleased with the movie.  I honestly don't remember what they changed or exactly what they left out, and they got the Dumbledore thing mostly right, I thought (well, actually, I thought they managed to make him more sympathetic than in the books, and I'm pleased by that).  It was much funnier than I expected, given the subject matter (which was weird because D. actually came out saying it was much darker than she was expecting... just goes to show you).  I have to say I adored every single moment Ron was on the screen, and every moment they showed Draco (and the way you get his story without having it explictly shown to you was nice, even if they did hit us over the head with the exposition at the end).

The only thing I was dissapointed by was the VERY end, when they're standing out on the turret (Harry, Hermione & Ron) and Harry basically says to Hermione that it was all for nothing, and she seems to be sad for a LITERAL second, then tells him not to snog Ginny in front of Ron.  And I think I might've been ok with it had one not come directly on the heels of the other, with no perceptable pause.  I realize they wanted to end the film on a cute note, since basically the story was recut to be the teen-romance focus (or 'isn't young love grand?') but ... that last switch gave me whiplash.

But hey, it's a minor complaint in what I felt was a generally decent movie.  And I'm glad I don't remember the books enough to have focused on the 'but...they didn't put that in' details.
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Carolee: first default megladyforash on July 21st, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
Hey there. This is totally off topic and probably inappropriate, but... I figured it can't hurt to ask. The worst that can happen is you say no, right? :)

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the poster you made for my fic, Worth The Wait. I've gotten a ton of compliments on it too.

So, now that I've buttered you up... I have no idea if you can do it or have the time or energy or anything, and if you can't or don't want to, please please please say so. I'll understand and I could try and persuade someone else, but since you were the lovely artist that made the poster... I was wondering if there was anyway you could either 1. Make a banner of it for me for my LJ, or 2. Create a layout based on it for my LJ?

I would just love it if you could, but I totally understand if you can't. If you are not able to, would you be okay with me asking someone else to try and help me? I'm ready for an LJ change and I thought that poster would make a lovely banner/layout, but I have NO talent whatsoever.

Thank you again for the poster, and thank you for indulging my questions. :) Let me know, okay?
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on August 14th, 2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
Dearest Lady,

I know it's taken for-absolutely-EVER, but I created you a banner and layout. And if you've found something in the meantime that you're in love with, it's no big deal, but if not let me know an email I can send you instructions for upload if you'd like to use it:

http://community.livejournal.com/tst_watcher/

Again, sorry it's taken me so long! But I hope you like!
Kate
Carolee: dancing ashladyforash on August 15th, 2009 08:42 am (UTC)
Yummy! I like it very much. I did just get a new layout designed by khaoschilde, but I definitely want to use yours next! My email is cleejh2002@yahoo.com so if you could email me the instructions, I'll save it and put it up next!

Thank you, thank you, Thank YOU!