Wednesday, July 25, 2007

A Week with Celine, Prue, and Harry

Juillet 16 -22
A Week with Celine, Prue, and Harry

Soundtrack of the Week
  1. Tu m’oublieras [LARUSSO]
  2. Irreplaceable [BEYONCé]
  3. Tous Unis [LARUSSO]
  4. Kembot [AMBER]
  5. Don’t Call Me Baby [MADISON]
Book of the Week: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • I found the book chaotic because the fight scenes were kind of “rushed?” or maybe JK was already running out of descriptive words to capture everything she was imagining at the time. Parang nahawa siya sa mga scenes ng Order of the Phoenix movie, hindi smooth ang transitions.
  • The following creatures (in the right order that I remember) died: Hedwig, Mad-Eye Moody, Peter Pettigrew “Wormtail,” Dobby, Crabbe, Fred Weasley, Severus Snape, Remus Lupin, Nymphadora Tonks, Bellatrix Lestrange, Voldemort.
  • The following creatures had a change of heart: Dudley, Kreacher, Percy Weasley, Draco Malfoy (sort of).
  • Snape is good after all. He was just such a jerk because he loved Lily so much. Key elements to Dumbledore’s and Snape’s past (his childhood to be exact) are revealed making the readers comprehend the complexity of their characters. Snape and Lily were childhood sweethearts (sort of) and Petunia was jealous because she never got to attend Hogwarts. Petunia and Snape knew each other.
  • Harry is the seventh horcrux. On the night Voldemort failed to kill him the Avada Kedavra curse bounced back to Voldy, chipped a part of his unstable soul and transferred it to Harry, hence the mind connection.
  • Harry and Ginny ended up together. They have three kids: James, Albus Severus, and Lily. Ron and Hermione ended up together and had two kids: Rose and Hugo. Bill and Fleur got married. Lupin and Tonks had a kid named Teddy Lupin. Draco also married a nameless witch and had a son that Ron called Scorpius.
  • Well basically the book is the last in the series. The overall “feel” of the book if I am to describe it in one word is CHAOTIC. This is the only Potter book which does not have Hogwarts as its primary setting although most of the memorable and exciting events happened there. The trio was always on the run and yes I could say that this is the most exciting book of all since it’s full of confrontations and sequences that will keep your adrenaline pumping and your fingers flipping.
  • The Deathly Hallows are: the Invisibility Cloak, the Resurrection Stone (one of Voldy’s horcrux), and the Elder Wand (Dumbledore’s).
  • The book is ok. There is closure. We get to know a lot about wizards and witches which were just mentioned before but never discussed. There was also an attempt in Rowling’s part to reveal the interesting secrets of some of the characters we barely noticed before such as the Grey Lady (the Ravenclaw ghost), the Bloody Baron (Slytherin ghost), etc. Unfortunately it seemed “rushed,” (their introduction I mean) as if JK was trying to tell us so much with the little time she had left when in fact she had six previous books to have tackled them or even just hinted them.
Hello Fictional Friends!: Who cares about an Economics exam? Who cares about what I wear or how I look like? The hell with everything, lol. I’ve rested my mind and regained some of my sanity this week by living in three fictional worlds. Two of them are inside that thing called TV (via DVD) and the other in the pages of a seven-hundred-something-page book. Ang saya saya!

Maging Sino Ka Man: I’ve been advertising this soap in this blog like forever and I guess by now it is common knowledge that this is in my opinion one of the best soaps ever produced. This soap is just the right combination of the Koreanovela and the typical Filipino teleserye. It’s somehow patterned after your typical Koreanovela because the main focus is love. While Koreanovela plots could be a little complicated love still remains the main focus of the story. That’s very well true in this soap. It’s all about the complications of love. Of course you have your “love square” but while in Koreanovelas the other boy and girl are just “panggulo” or in a way meant to be hated and have relatively less exposure than the other two leads, in this soap I could say that the “love” aspect of the story revolved equally around the four of them. On the contrary the Filipino-teleserye aspect of the story is very much focused on the two leads, which makes them in a way “more important” characters over-all. Another thing I like about this soap is that there are a lot of quotable quotes specially when the characters are verbally assaulting each other and of course, Celine. Give Anne Curtis an acting trophy. She deserves it. I have just finished DVD 7 and I am excited to finish the whole series because I wasn’t able to catch the final episode on TV. Book 2 is coming!

Charmed: In the pilot episode a woman who can shoot fire from her fingers (WITCH) is murdered by a hooded figure (WARLOCK) with an athame (ceremonial knife.) We’re introduced to 3 sisters who actually are the CHARMED ONES (most powerful witches on Earth). The youngest comes back from New York and perpetually bickers with the eldest. She gets a supernatural message from a recovered spirit board saying ATTIC, heads there, recovers a thick book (BOOK OF SHADOWS), reads an incantation, and they gain their powers. Now Prue (Shannen Doherty) can move things with her mind; Piper (Holly Marie Combs) can freeze time; and Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) can see the future. In the end of the episode they vanquish Piper’s boyfriend Jeremy who turns out to be the warlock. They acknowledge the fact that their lives will never be the same again and the episode ends with Prue telekinetically closing the front door of the manor. In season 4 Paige (Rose McGowan) replaces dead Prue in the power of three and the series lasts until the 177th episode which is the last for season 8. Retarded as it may seem I’m amused with the thought that once in TV land there lived a witch who can move stuff with her mind, and better - I have her on DVD. 12 episodes down, 165 to go. Ang saya saya! =p

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