Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Greater Good: a fan-made Harry Potter short film

One finds the coolest things on the internets. I'm serious, it'd be all too easy to spend your entire life reading and watching stuff. (Don't, though. The world has a lot to offer. Of course, with the threat of Ebola, maybe no contact with the outside world is a good idea...) Anyway, one of the things I found today is this awesome Harry Potter short film, The Greater Good, made by Broad Strokes Productions. I came across it on Pinterest and immediately watched it. It takes place about one hundred years before the events of the novels and details the fight between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald. I don't watch much fan-made stuff, but if any of it is on the level of this film, I'll have to start. It's seventeen minutes long, and well-worth your time. If the video here doesn't work, it's on their website and also on YouTube.

Mid-October Updates

Mid-October and I'm barely twenty pages into The Mysteries of Udolpho. I blame Supernatural and not without reason...I've been watching somewhere between three and six episodes a day playing catch up. I was doing so well with my reading and then I got myself hooked on this dang show. I'm in season seven so there's not too much more before I'll be able to watch season ten which is airing now. And then I'll get back to reading more. I can't help it, though. Supernatural is well-written and it's almost eclipsed Doctor Who in my list of favorite shows. (Sorry, Doctor!) It's weird to think that I love an American television show that much, but I digress.

I haven't blogged as much because I haven't been reading much, obviously. So we shall see what happens with the rest of the month. Even though I planned on reading Udolpho for RIP IX, I will definitely read it and aim to finish by the end of the year, along with all the other books on my reading list. Otherwise, I'm reading Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz, which also perfectly fits the spooky Halloween feel.

So even though the book I chose for RIP IX isn't receiving the attention it ought to, I've been watching Supernatural and reading another spooky book, so I guess I'm still working with the theme and feel of the month. Oh, and cooking with lots and lots of pumpkins and apples. :D