Friday, August 15, 2008

Harry Potter and Twilight

My world was turned upside down today. First off I found out that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (the movie) release had been moved clear into June of 2009. I feel so shocked that the WB could do that to the fans. Yes, I know things have been hard, but really do they want a mob of hard core fans showing up to protest? I wouldn't think so. I was really looking forward to seeing the Harry Potter movie in November. I would have been a chance to see one of my good friends who is going away to college this year. Now, I'll still get to see her, but it won't be for Harry Potter (our one true fix of the last few years). I am so totally bummed that even this next news later today didn't lift me from the sadness.

Twilight (the movie) is now scheduled to come out on the day Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was to come out. Yes, I am also a hard core fan of Twilight, but Harry Potter will be foremost in all of my books and movies. They are my favorite and I have been following Harry's story since fourth grade.

I know, I know I'll just have to accept the fact that I'll have to trade my greatest love for my second greatest, but it just isn't right in my mind. Now my count down is seriously screwed up, for both events!!

How could you do this!? Why, WB, why? I feel as I just found out my birthday was going to be a year late. How could they do this? Do they really want one of the biggest fan bases against them? Well, probably not, but maybe they weren't thinking that...Maybe they weren't thinking at all. Just like all the other movie/tv companies. They just don't think. Don't even get me started on CBS and Moonlight. *shakes head*

I am just so sad.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Funerals, Witches, and Book Releases

This past week has been hard. A close family friend, who was like an aunt to me, died on July 23. She had a long and strong fight against skin cancer, but in the end the cancer won. What was really sad was that I had seen her on the weekend and she was fine. My mom, who has been practically been living there for three months, called after we got home that weekend to say that my aunt by choice had gone drastically down hill. Three days later, Mom called to say that she had died.

Lisa, I just want you to know that I love you. You have helped me through so many things and I love every little thing you have ever given me. I will miss you, but I know that you are in a better place with the ones you love that had gone on before you. I just want to let you know that Suzie misses you everyday and still looks around for you when the door opens. I love you very much and I'm sorry that I never really said it to you before you passed. Hugs and Kisses.

Now, on July 29 was the funeral mass, yes, she was Catholic, and her mother was dressed so strangely. *shakes head* There is a reason we call her Crazy Cathy... But the night before at the Vigil, Crazy Cathy had this long shawl on and seriously looked like a witch. It was a little frightening. At the funeral she was wearing, I really don't know what, but her granddaughter said that she needed a shawl, and I leaned over and said, "Then she would really look like a witch." We had a good laugh over that.

Once again, I am living through history and I will not be able to participate. Breaking Dawn is coming out tonight at 12:01 and I won't be able to get it until tomorrow afternoon at the latest. It sucks, because I wanted to go to the midnight release and I have found myself on a trip and not able to go. The same thing happened last summer with both the Harry Potter movie release and the Harry Potter book release. It really is suckish. So now I shall pout until after midnight and know that my friends have the book before me.