Sunday was the 4th of July, Independence Day, and my mom, my sister and I visited our relatives for food and fireworks. I watched some movies while waiting for the sun to go down, including To Kill a Mockingbird and Highlander. The fireworks were great as always, but because in the state of California you cannot shoot up fireworks high into the sky because we have so many dry open fields and could case major wildfires, especially with the delta breeze we get. And there were some illegal fireworks being lit around the area, but nothing got caught on fire and we’re all safe and well. Aside from that and the loud booming noises vibrating the ground that set off my mother’s boyfriend’s car alarm at least five times hat night, everything went great. We’re all safe and nothing exploded or caught on fire, at least not in our area.
Word has it that the Mark Evans kid mentioned only once in Order of the Phoenix was, after all, just another random character that J.K. Rowling placed in the book to add more realism to Harry Potter’s world. Just as I had suspected, and I am amused that people actually thought that this kid had any relation to Harry Potter or the wizarding world at all.
Of course, I cannot blame them for trying to speculate the series while waiting for the sixth book to come out. Oh well. At least we know two things so far: the half blood prince isn’t Harry or Voldemort, and Mark Evans isn’t significant in the storyline whatsoever. I just find it amusing that some people in the fandom are pissing themselves over this new information while we had absolutely no evidence to back up their theories. Sure, same last name as Lily. But Evans is, after all, a very common last name. People will argue this and say that Jo was sloppy in having this nobody kid have the same last name as Harry’s mother’s maiden name, but it only shows that she is human and made a minor mistake in that department. The truth is out now, so let’s get over it and move on.
I saw Prisoner of Azkaban in IMAX Tuesday; it was just as everyone said it was. Bigger and better than any other theater, it’s just the entire package: the surround sound, the vibrant colors on the screen, it’s better quality, and you notice more than your first viewing of the film. For me, I have noticed a hell of a lot more, and this was my eighth time seeing the film. It was just bloody fantastic.
My father is planning to take my sister and I to the IMAX theater again this coming Sunday. So overall counting this upcoming weekend, I would have seen PoA nine freaking times in the theaters – and I’m just getting started.
There are several items I want there are on my current wishlist: an authentic Time-Turner, Quidditch goggles, and the Buffy the Vampire Slayer seasons 6 and 7 DVDs. Also the Scythe that was used in season 7 of Buffy, and my own Puppet!Angel.