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January 18th, 2011


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10:57 pm - Some things should never change, and Harry Potter fandom is one of them
Oh my, it looks like we'll have to batten down the wank hatches when the last Harry Potter movie comes out later this year. Well, more so than any other development in HP fandom.

Why? Because they are changing Snape's death scene from the book. To make it more "romantic" apparently.

...Yeah, don't ask me. I just know I look forward to seeing what this does to the Snapefen. I must pre-emptively prepare popcorn.

In other news, Japanese scientists are working on cloning a wooly mammoth. Which is like the first step towards Jurassic Park, methinks.

And check out this dude playing the Doctor Who theme on musical Tesla coils.
Current Mood: enthralledanticipating

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From:author_by_night
Date:January 18th, 2011 01:03 pm (UTC)
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You might want to spoiler warn about the scene change. I don't care, but I know some people are really insistent on not being spoiled about anything.

Anyway. They want to make it more romantic? Is it going to involve ghost!Lily or something?


In other news, Japanese scientists are working on cloning a wooly mammoth. Which is like the first step towards Jurassic Park, methinks.


It's just messing with a natural process, and that's always a bad idea. I'm not one of those people who thinks we should still be living in trees and that modern medicine is evil, but I do think things happened for a reason, and trying to change those things can go very, very wrong.

I don't know that a mammoth could survive in today's world anyway, in terms of the environment. Antartica might be the closest thing to the environment their DNA would have supported them in, and even that's probably changed.

Edited at 2011-01-18 01:03 pm (UTC)
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 18th, 2011 01:09 pm (UTC)
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I don't think anyone on my flist is that insistant - it has been over three years now. And I haven't a freaking clue what they mean by romantic.

I'm not actually that opposed to it, I just doubt that the success rate on the mammoth cloning will be very high. Maybe eventually enough for a special zoo enclosure, but not enough for a sustained population.

And they should try and clone Tasmanian Tigers, anyway. Since humans went and killed them all off (rumours aside).
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From:thedorkygirl
Date:January 18th, 2011 03:20 pm (UTC)
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Gahhhh & I was so pleased with part i!

<3 the wooly mammoth story, ngl.
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 18th, 2011 04:04 pm (UTC)
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It depends on how significant the changes turn out how I will feel about this personally.

I'm still holding out for Tasmanian Tigers.
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From:seraphina_snape
Date:January 18th, 2011 04:05 pm (UTC)
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There is a boathouse in Harry Potter? Is this a movie invention or did I always skip that page when reading the books?

~ sera
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 18th, 2011 04:06 pm (UTC)
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I'm pretty sure it's a movie thing. And a new movie thing, because I can't recall seeing it before.

Though I suppose the boats from the First Years crossing the lake have to go somewhere.
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From:seraphina_snape
Date:January 18th, 2011 04:37 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I always figured they shrunk those down to miniature size and just put them on a shelf somewhere (or one of Hagrids many coat pockets). But hey, I can deal with the movie people adding a boathouse. It's Harry Potter - maybe the boathouse only shows up on alternate Thursdays.

~ sera
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 18th, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)
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...Also true.

I look forward to all the inevitable fanfic people write to handwave movie stuff into book canon.
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From:evilgeniuslady
Date:January 18th, 2011 05:10 pm (UTC)
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Bwahahaha... between the Harmonians and the Snapefen, I really must stock up on massive amounts of popcorn before the movie opens.
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 18th, 2011 05:20 pm (UTC)
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Time for one of those enormous popcorn buckets that the cinema's sell?
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From:evilgeniuslady
Date:January 18th, 2011 05:28 pm (UTC)
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At the very least! Maybe I should buy one of the popcorn machines instead?
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 18th, 2011 05:30 pm (UTC)
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I'm not sure I'd know how to use one of those. I can do microwave popcorn, though.
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From:evilgeniuslady
Date:January 18th, 2011 06:21 pm (UTC)
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I can do microwave popcorn, too, only I don't have a microwave...
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 19th, 2011 02:50 am (UTC)
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Seriously? I didn't know there were people who didn't have microwaves any more.
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From:evilgeniuslady
Date:January 19th, 2011 07:22 am (UTC)
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Yup. I used to have one, but it got thrown out due to wornout-ness and general icky look when I moved five years ago, and since I didn't have any money I didn't buy a new one. Now, I don't miss it. I make my popcorns on the stove (and feel all retro-cool).
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 19th, 2011 07:47 am (UTC)
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I think I remember trying to make stove popcorn years ago. I don't think it ended well.
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From:crossoverman
Date:January 18th, 2011 08:44 pm (UTC)
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To be honest, I think Snape's death in the book is very badly written and I do see this final film as the last chance to fix JK's myriad structural mistakes. I don't want them to save people who died in the book or anything like that, but Snape dies in a terribly anti-climactic way in the book and the character deserved better. Hell, the emotional part comes later when Dumbledore explains the entire backstory again (!!!) and we get to know Snape's actual role in everything. If the film can fix this in some way, I have no argument.
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 19th, 2011 02:52 am (UTC)
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I just don't want them to go the other way and make it like the Snapefen want, which is to make Snape's death The Most Important Thing Ever To Happen, complete with weeping crowds and whatnot.
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From:crossoverman
Date:January 19th, 2011 04:45 am (UTC)
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I'm positive it won't go that far, but I think Snape got short shrift in the books - especially the final one.
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From:drakyndra
Date:January 19th, 2011 05:39 am (UTC)
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I think I've just seen too much whining from certain Snapefen about how dare those darn Harry Potter books be about Harry Potter.
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From:crossoverman
Date:January 19th, 2011 10:11 am (UTC)
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Crazy people are crazy!

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