Sunday, July 19, 2009

Ode to accents, among other things

I think probably my favorite thing about watching Harry Potter is the accents. Don't get me wrong, I love the stories, but no movie will ever live up to the books. But I can't read an entire book in a fake accent, so watching the movies gives me my fill of accents. I often talk in an accent for several hours (minutes) following the movies. Love it. I'm pretty sure I should have been born with an accent. Or not. I doubt I would appreciate it as much. Oh! Maybe I would want an American accent then. Who knows. What was I talking about again? Oh yeah, I want to marry a man with an accent. The end.

I was reading one of my favorite blogs today, and there was a huge debate about Harry Potter and whether it was "good literature" or if it was satanic or any of the crap. One person went so far as to say she would rather her children be illiterate than read Harry Potter. Let's just get this straight. Okay, class? Are you ready for this? Are you sure?? Harry Potter is a work of FICTION. I know, I know, shocking. It is creative and fun, and has caused a whole generation of kids to love reading. It is not meant to teach satanism, and is, at its core, a story of good versus evil, where good triumphs because of love. It is full of lessons of friendship and courage, and standing up for truth. Okay, okay, I know, a bit dramatic. But still. I love the humor, and the visual pictures that JK Rowling paints. It is never hard for me to imagine what is supposed to be going on. The movies, of course, do not live up to the books, but they are decent as well. Just had to get my little defense in there, haha.

Someone also said they would not read Harry Potter because it is popular, and popular books are never good. See, to me that just seems silly. Obviously they are popular for a reason! Now, not every popular book is my cup of tea, but that's okay. I just love books in general. When I was little I would go to the library and take out tons of books and just read constantly. I could get through five Sweet Valley books a day. Good times. I admit, sometimes I have thought the same way about popular books. I was not going to read Twilight. Actually, it was more the vampire part than the popular part, come to think of it. But I read them. And loved them. And read them again...and again...and again...and again. Love it.

Wow, I'm sorry about this blog. It isn't entertaining at all. Just random. Which is what I warned everyone about at the start... I'll just end with one more thing for you HP and Twilight fans...

EDIT: Okay, this post was totally lame. What I was trying to say was, don't be a punk and let what is popular rule your life, whether by doing everything that is popular or by avoiding it. Be a man (or woman) and decide for yourself!


  1. I think I'm pretty good at not letting what's popular rule my life...I've actually never read any of the Harry Potter books, believe it or not (though I have seen 2 of the movies, I believe). And I'd never even heard of Twilight until the movie came out. I live in a hole, evidently.

    If I ever meet a single man with an accent, I will definitely send him your way.

  2. Randi. You poor deprived child! You need to at least read Twilight. Only four books, less of a commitment. (Are there 2 t's in that word?) Read it. You won't be sorry. I think I'll go watch the movie...