Had a job interview this morning - it was group interview, too, which was interesting. (As in, actually sincerely interesting). We were asked to call back tomorrow afternoon to find out if they want us to come in for actual training, so I should know about that pretty soon. It's only a casual position, though, so if I do find something more full-time, it'll be ditched. But oh well.
Next up: 9am Friday interview. *sigh* Oh, and I've got another interview also being organised, but no time and date worked out, though I'm hoping I can wangle it to be Friday afternoon some time. It'd just make things easier that way.
Apart from that, today I finally got around to seeing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part One). Huzzah for Cinema Nova's $6 tickets.
To paraphrase something I said elsewhere, I think the real benefit of having cut the book in half for this is that it allowed the movie to have both the plot important stuff and emotional character moments with compromising or rushing either, the way some of the other movies have. It didn't feel like it was nearly as long a movie as it actually was. And there was some definite pretties though.
It's been a while since I read the book - probably for the best, since I'd most likely nitpick the film more if it was fresh - but while there were some scenes I wish they hadn't cut and some additions I didn't entire buy, it mostly worked out well for me. And there were some scenes that I am pretty certain were line for line of book dialogue, which I found oddly pleasing.
One thing I was particularly pleased about was how much more... equal the Trio felt in this movie. Unlike some of the others, where Ron is pushed to the side/used as comic relief, I actually felt like he was genuinely important to Harry and Hermione. And he actually did awesome stuff! &Ron;
As for that infamous and source of much fannish tittering scene of the Harry/Hermione dance, I actually found it far less of a deal than some people did. It seemed more dorky and silly than, you know, romantic. And ended really, really awkwardly. That said, I still think Steve Kloves or whoever is trying to push the love triangle subtext there, when the books really made it clear that there wasn't one, it was all just in Ron's head. (...I did kind of miss the moments of Harry caring about Ginny in the book, though)
There were a few other things here and there that amused/interested me: Tonks' throwaway line about her husband, and her big announcement she didn't get to make; Bellatrix torturing Hermione came off as exceptionally femslashy and I never though I'd say that; got sniffly over Dobby; George interrupting Harry and Ginny was hilarious; needs moar Dumbledore/Grindelwald.
And that animation sequence was great.
So, back again in six months, I suppose.
Oh, and I got the new Jasper Fforde book. It's a Young Adult book, so I'm already two-thirds of the way through it, but it's fun so far. Lighter on the puns and literary allusions and more obvious on the subtext, but still very, very Jasper Fforde. I'm not entirely sure if the main character really convinces me she's almost 16, though.
And your random YouTube videos for the day:
- A kitten riding a tortoise. Come on, say dawwww!
- EVERY ANIME OPENING EVER MADE. Okay, not literally true, but there is such a point there.