Thursday, August 16, 2007
After a long day at uni, headed to Garbo to print some photos at K-mart for tomorrow's computing class (grrr
) and check out movie times.
License to Wed had already finished, and the next time was 9.20pm, so we couldn't watch that. Instead, we opted for I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
Pretty funny movie, a little uncomfortable at points but still laugh out loud funny. More on that on Manny&Moo
as Moe came along with us to watch it!
Another fairly long day tomorrow, have to start my assignments and stuff due next week in my random 3 hour break. Unsure about weekend, if I'll be able to get out of the house for a breath of fresh air, because assignments have fallen out of the sky and hit me straight in the gut, and I think things are sort of full speed ahead at the moment. On the contrary, I need to get into the city to do my photography assignment one. (GAHH)
Anywho, off the topic of boring old uni shit.... :)
Recently, (as in about 2-3 weeks ago), Moe discovered something called Mugglecast which is a Harry Potter podcast, with people who discuss all things HP and bring all news of HP to their listeners. I found this mildly interesting, and started to download the podcasts and subscribed to them, so I get a weekly fix of HP news and random discussions and theories.
Pretty sad that we only just discovered this as it's been around for approximately 2 years!
I love the HP books, but have never actually been that big a fanatic. Sadly, Mugglecast has turned me into some raving lunatic who relates almost everything to HP and can never give up the opportunity to say something random about HP or quote Luna Lovegood at random points in time. I think Moe finds this quite disturbing, and has expressed her feelings, and told me she should never have told me about Mugglecast. hehe. But thank god she did, or I'd have nothing but secular music to fill my ears on long bus rides to uni or long breaks in between classes. :)
Mugglecast totally opened my eyes to how major the Harry Potter fan situation is, and amazingly, they have even formed their own style of music (in a way) called Wizard Rock. Now there's something you don't hear everyday! :P
There's bands such as Harry and the Potters, Draco and the Malfoys, The Remus Lupins and the Moaning Myrtles who sing about anything and everything HP.
Strange how we in Australia don't hear this kind of thing being in the news! It's like a Potter revolution! hahaha. Ok that's abit OTT.
But another great HP podcast, Pottercast has been doing a wonderful thing, and actively aiding the Darfur campaign to stop genocide, and I just listened to their podcast this morning on the bus about Darfur, and there are people, using HP as an excuse to band together as one, to try and stop the genocide in Darfur, as the politicians are not doing anything to help them.
Going on a tangent, speaking of politicians, a specific politician who is trying to form her UAP party, featuring her newest campaign against Muslims in Australia gave me a horribly bad start to the morning, as I watched her on the news being terribly blatant and stupid. All I can think about now, is HOW THE *fu-lalala* can you be so idiotic and racist. She claims she isn't racist, but staging a campaign against a specific race (and religion) and wanting them out, WTF do you call that? A welcome-to-Australia barbie? I think not.
Our planet is slowly dying, there are people being killed in wars, crime rates are high, and all you can think about is not wanting certain people in your country because maybe they don't hold the same values as you, or look like you. There are so many more important things, and you just choose to be a racist pig and do something as stupid as this.
Some people are so bloody ignorant.
Ok, rant is over for the day. Back to serious issues.
The HP Alliance is dedicated to using the examples of Harry Potter and Albus Dumbledore to spread love and fight the Dark Arts in the real world.
Who cares that this is created based on fictional story characters?
This is a chance to help out with something horrible that is occuring in our world.
Ehh. i'm suchanerd.
edit// i just remembered, I thought of random Wizard Rock band names some band could have, because obviously, i have no musical talent whatsoever.
Eyeballs for Moody.
And just for kicks, I thought a funny band name would be:
My Pet Rock
Labels: Harry Potter, Movie Reviews, Ramblings, Those Idiots, Uni Crap
10:26 pm ♥