Thursday, August 23, 2012

 

What bothered me about Harry Potter (Spoilers)

A draft I never posted. This was written right after DH part 1 came out. So...yea.

I went to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 the other day. Over all I really enjoyed it. I thought the pacing was good, costumes and casting are always good, sets were great.


SPOILERS;

I really liked the way they moved Harry, Ron and Hermione around after the wedding. They didn't waste time on places that didn't really mean anything. I also really liked where they ended it. I predicted they would end it right after Ron smashed the locket, but I think adding the 3 brothers story etc. was a great set up for the next one.


All the things I didn't like were at the beginning of the movie. I didn't like that Dudley didn't say goodbye to Harry at the start. It was one of the key points in the last book and it bothered me. I didn't like the way the groups all went back to the Burrow. I thought they could have added 5 minutes of dropping in at Tonks' parents' house first. I didn't like that Harry said Voldemort went to him because of Hedwig - it was the expellarimus spell, which is a key point in the story. The last thing I didn't like was the lack of Harry's birthday. They didn't need to make it a big thing, but it was before Bill's wedding not on the same day. When the Minster came to give Dumbledore's will stuff, he could have said something and that would have been good enough.


I understand not everything in movies can be the same in books etc. Often things don't bother me. For example, they basically cut Dean out of this movie. He's with the snatchers and goes with them back to Shell cottage, but he's not there at all and I didn't mind. What annoys me is when they change something for no good reason when they didn't need to. I understand timing is an issue. But why couldn't one of the spells Harry cast be expellarmius? It wouldn't have added any time at all to the movie and would have stayed true to the book.


But, like I said, overall great adaptation of the book and I look forward to seeing part 2.

 

Texts number something or other

So I'm sort of back. Keep reading at ryryinkorea because I'm planning on adding some posts to that soon, although I've been saying that for the last 4 months, so take it with a grain of salt.

So I've done these text things before and am too lazy to find out what number I'm on and also to link to the previous ones. Also, the main reason that I am doing this is because I still have a pos phone which only holds a handful of texts and I need to delete something awful.

So, without further dely, texts on my phone that made me laugh:
- Let me know when you're done and I get to ring the bell in "jail"
- Tell the F's to donate at least $3000
- I'll add him to the douche bag list
- Texas wind
- Sometimes meaningless sex can be a good thing.
- You'll probably be a fertile myrtle.
- What kind of pipe?
- Ryry returns to GA and it begins to thunder and lightening. Coincidence?
- practice your kegals
- emphasis on the gin
- 90s summer mix on Pandora
- I fell off the tube on a rapid and jammed it (her toe) on a rock
- can you please call him Daddy Warbucks?
- Is doing yoga with a glass of wine totally inappropriate?
- 7:35 Saturday. My date with Magic Mike
- Sorry! Fresh out of wons.
- I literally just took a nap between my text and yours
- More proof that exercising is the devil (car hit in y parking lot by centagenarian)
- Ok. I'm done with you. Goodnight.
- Tell uncle DB he has one more year until I move
- I just told my friends how our family called each other "dbags" and "whores" and it's no big deal
- Scott likes raspberry and watermelon vodka...like a cheap hooker
- R U drunk? (I was)
- Chipper Jones?
- Subtlety ask how daddy died. If you can.
- Just thought you should know that you can now say that you've had dinner with me while I wasn't wearing any panties. Have a good evening!
- OMG. They have a large blanket and a puppy pad on the bed (giving detailed descriptions of a home birth on tv)
- I'll hire you to be my personal assistant. I only pay $5-10 biweekly. Think about it and get back to me.
- I learned a long time ago never to talk to anyone on MARTA ever.
- An otter. I'm in Gryffindor too.
- It was cornershop. You failed.
- You think that was a lady
- the t-rex just ate the dude on the toilet
- shooting?
- well, don't ask then bitches
- haha his dj name is dj rush
- you should swing your boats and block her
- square B in the nuts for me.
- Can you please remind me why I still watch one tree hill?
- well pants would probably be good
- I need soap
- After 6 nights of drinking I'm kinda done though

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

 

Switch

So, for various reasons which I've already explained to most of you in person, I've decided to move this blog for my trip to Korea. I might add a post to this blog here and there, but I doubt it.

You can follow the new blog at this link: http://ryryinkorea.blogspot.com/

Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

 

Christmas Bells

My brother has a history of giving me random presents for Christmas. One year he gave me a cordless drill. One year I got an index card with what I would actually be getting later, but the store closed before he could get it. He says that he doesn't like to get people things they put on Christmas lists because that means they really want it, and thus will eventually get it for themselves, whereas he likes to get people things they don't think they want, but really do. For some reason, I am generally the one who gets the random present, although sometimes someone else gets that honor. This year, I got a package addressed to Bulldog and this was what was inside:


It is a bell. The top label reads "The Bell House of Korean" and the bottom label reads "The Divine Bell of King Songdok the Great". Apparently it is a big deal in Korea. When I opened it, we were skyping with him and he said it was a prosperity bell and he got it for me because I've had a lousy couple of years. So even though it's bizarre, it was sweet at the same time.
I also got a pillow wrapped in a black garbage bag with the label "this is the wrapping" on it, which is better than the year he picked up used wrapping paper from another present, ran out of the room and wrapped it around my present and came back in.
The first day that I rang the bell (when I opened it and annoyed my sister's neighbors), my aunt gave me a bonus Christmas check. So apparently it works. Also, you can't say you're going to ring the bell and then not do it. My brother emailed me and asked how the bell was working out. I told him I was about to ring it because I had a dentist appointment later that day. I forgot to ring it and ended up needing a crown (although that probably had more to do with my soft teeth and lack of flossing, but still). So here's what it sounds like - although you can't quite get how loud it actually is:

video

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

 

Just Dance

You never realize how long your driveway is until you have to shovel it.

The other night I made my mom play Just Dance with me and she hit the dog in the head by accident. I felt bad for about a second but it's the dog's own fault for getting up in it. Her face was so funny though. She's over it now and still barks when someone dances.

I wonder if the mail will come today; the first discs of "The Pacific" are supposed to get here today and I need a new series.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

 

RyRy's movie review

Here are some of the movies that I've seen in the last month and what I thought about them. These are only movies that I saw in the theater, not Netflix.

The King's Speech - One of the best movies I have seen in awhile. I liked it because it was based on something real, which I enjoy, plus it had heart. Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush were awesome. If you're going to watch a movie, this should be it. Unless you want to watch stuff get blown up.

The Fighter - Another good one. Again based on something real, with heart. Netflix actually created a category like this for me - sports movies based on real life - or something like that. This is kind of the Rudy of boxing, with a bit of a darker edge. Also Marky Mark and Donnie are looking more and more alike as they age, especially in profile.

True Grit - Good, but not as good as I was expecting. Jeff Bridges' weird speech impediment or whatever got on my nerves after awhile. The girl was very good. I haven't seen the John Wayne version yet, but apparently this was not a remake, but a new screen play based more on the novel, which I've never read. You can wait for DVD.

Black Swan - Weird. It was nothing like I expected, which was part of the problem. My mom and I saw this together (which I only recommend if you are comfortable enough with your mom to watch masturbation scenes, which was a bit awkward) and at the end we were both like, huh.

I'm sure there have been more that I just can't think of right now. I've seen these 4 in the last 3 weeks, so that's why they are up there.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

 

NYR

So I have decided my New Year's Resolution is to take better care of my teeth: namely, to floss more.

I have a dentist appointment set up for this week and am on my way to restock my floss sticks. So far, 4 days into the year, I have met my resolution.

Last year, it was to send all my family b-day cards. I did up until 2 on Dec. 26th and 27th. I did send them cards; they were just belated. Plus I was with them in person, so I think it still counts.

 

Conversation with Mom

Mom: My trainer said that Justin Beaver lives in Johns Creek
Me: I have to call Roll now.
Mom: What? Isn't it Justin? I know it's something Beaver.
Me: Can't breathe...laughing too hard.
Mom: Beiber, I mean Justin Beiber.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

 

Project

Yea Yea Yea, I haven't posted in forever, sorrycakes.

I've said it before, but it's not intentional that I forget to update this thing. Sometimes I honestly don't have anything to say. Sometimes I wish I just had a twitter account because all I've got is a sentence, but it's a really good sentence, but I am too lazy to go in here and type it.

Anywhozit, I am writing now basically because I am making copies of a family video I made using songs we like and lots of family pictures. I need 16 DVDs (then I get to make another set with even more pictures - but just the jpeg files, not a sweet video) and I started this afternoon. Well this computer is a pos, the other 2 working (sort of) laptops don't have burners and my desktop is currently in the garage because I think it needs a new fan and won't start.

So...at least I figured out the "fast" way to burn these things - it only took a million (or 7) tries to get to that part. Then I tried to be all earth-friendly and save a cd I thought wasn't used. FAIL. I had to reopen the program which takes about 15 minutes longer to burn the disc. Oh well.

Let's see, what else is new? Still no job, still living with mom, still have a dog. So nothing. Off to family stuff later this week, so doubtful there will be another post unless I get bored tomorrow going through these damn pictures.

LABEL - names and dates people on your pictures. It will save you (or your kids) in the future.

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