Thursday, July 23, 2009

#dumbledore


I've been trying for DAYS to come up with something coherent to say about the movie, but I just can't do it. So, this will have to do :)

My scattered thoughts on Half Blood Prince.

The opening scene with Harry and Dumbledore was brilliant. The camera's flashing everywhere, I loved it. For the first time I really felt like the characters were true to themselves. They were perfect, and everyone played their parts flawlessly. The movie was too funny. HBP is suppose to be dark, tense and everything is uncertain. I was cracking up the entire movie, but that isn't what this story is about. The tense and emotional scenes were lacking because of all the humor. Dumbledore's death was excellent, he looks so vulnerable and scared. "Do as I say Harry. Trust me." I thought Michael Gambon did very well showing how weak Dumbledore is at this moment. Draco crying and Dumbledore calming staring at him...so great. I appreciated this scene so much more when I saw it the second time. Tom Felton played Draco so well, I couldn't have asked for more. My biggest problem with the entire movie is the Harry/Snape exchange at the end, when he reveals that he is the Half Blood Prince. It was rushed and messy and had so much potential. I was very very disappointed. "PS Harry, I'm the Half Blood Prince." "Really?" "Yeah. See ya." Really guys? That scene in the book is so powerful and overwhelming, and we all know Alan Rickman could have pulled it off..what happened?

I think they've got it right, finally. And I really can't wait to see what Deathly Hallows brings.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

"if she was here, she would have twitpic'd it"

san francisco. 1117. forever 21. food court. jamba juice. gaint cookie cakes. bart. GMH. 2nd floor lobby. he was the bravest man i ever knew. dramadrama. starkidpotter. twitter. stairs. homeless men. cable cars. drunk people. cold stone cupcakes. seamus. sand. #dumbledore. modern art. barefoot. join the slut club babyyy. that guy from the movie. everytime we touch. music in the bathrooms. dressing up. happiness. debbielikescereal. harry potter movies. the tenderloin. 4 am. sleeping on the floor. midnight showings. ball. steve vander ark. cotton candy. GMT. singing. "crap they were gay". half blood prince. new friends. parseltounge. ghirardelli square. rockstars. "meet me in the lobby." bonfire. surprises. pizza. chris rankin. bus rides. catching smoke with your bare hands. phone calls. wizard rock fail. shoppingcon. nutella. hugs. HPH. cold. apparation. friends. azkatraz 2009.

Another convention is over, and as always my heart hurts.

This year, I stopped worrying about being "cool" or hanging out with "the right people" or any of that crap that everyone thinks is so important. I spent time with people who I love more than anything, got to know familiar faces and met some new friends. This fandom is extremely talented and genuine, and I'm always sad to say goodbye.

See you at Infinitus, my loves :)

PS GMH GMH.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

dumbledore we'll fight for you tonight

Slytherin tie? Check.
Wand? Check.
Obnoxiously large bow? Check.
Half-Blood Prince re-read? 150 pages left.
Fandom friends? Check.
Midnight showing tickets? Check.
Awesome wizard rock playlist? Check.
Excessive amount of #dumbledore tweets? Check.
(http://thehpalliance.org/wwdd/)

It's Half Blood Prince time, SUCKAS.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

"i don't need friends mom, i have youuuuu" bahaha.

My siblings and I are pretty anti-social. We have friends (a lot of them, actually), but we prefer to spend time at home. The Hosking children like to read books, watch the Discovery channel and go on the computer.

This afternoon we were sitting around the house, and a group of Abby's friends came running up the driveway. They screamed for my sister to come outside and hang out. Abby walked out the front door, waved, and then came back in.

It drives my mom crazy.

"Abby's friends came over today and she totally blew them off!" she told my dad. "Paige never talks to her friends, Jacob never wants to hang out with his, and Hannah doesn't care if she has any. I don't get it!"

How did my social soccer playing high school cheerleader mom get stuck with four nerdy kids who don't feel the need to hang out with their friends all the time? Beats me. But I find it hilarious.