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November 24th, 2002

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05:07 pm - Sort of better
This is coming to you from my backup PC, which is approximately five years old. It's a P166MMX (remember in the days when having a Pentium which did MMX was good?) with a whopping 32 MB of RAM. Furthermore, it has a rather dubious old 56k modem which doesn't seem to be connecting very quickly at all, rather than ISDN loveliness. However, it's just nice to be on at all and this makes me happy. PC World suspect that the motherboard on the main PC is ill, which I would believe. A fix will take time and will be expensive, so I'm back to a 1997 retro style PC for the foreseeable future. (Still, better than a payphone. Sorry for the caps lock problems last night. Payphones have caps lock stuck on. Who'd have thought it?)

Expect no e-mail contact from me until the main PC gets better - I'll try using web mail where I can to get by, but will probably be signing off (almost?) all my mailing lists for the time being. Many apologies; normal service will be resumed as quickly as possible, but probably not very quickly.

The "Chamber of Secrets" movie has a lot of little flaws, not least a somewhat unusual ending, but none that really stop it from being just damn good fun. Hurrah, I say. Hurrah.

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Date:November 24th, 2002 03:24 pm (UTC)


What exactly has given the scriptwriters the impression that anyone in the world in space regards bloody Hagrid as anything other than a big hairy irritation??
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Date:November 25th, 2002 01:39 am (UTC)

(Apropos of nothing, of course)

Only Ron says 'bloody' in every sentence. Hagrid, by contrast, grates because Rowling insists on giving him phonetic dialogue.
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Date:November 26th, 2002 12:21 pm (UTC)
No, the problem with Hagrid is that JKR likes him far too much, while lacking the skill to make him likeable for other people. It's obvious that Dorothy L. Sayers is madly in love with Lord Peter Wimsey, but she writes him so well that the reader falls in love with him too. Whereas if Hagrid is the one to snuff it in Book V I'll be heartily relieved, nauseating as it will be to read every detail of the Potter grieving process.

Holy schmoly. I'm starting to sound like Snape.

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