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Aug. 22nd, 2007

01:52 pm - Stardust and noscript (no, I'm not saying Stardust didn't have a script)

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Saw "Stardust" yesterday. It was entertaining, but parts of it were predictable. Captain Shakespeare (Robert De Niro) was the best character. But it had the same problem for me as a lot of fantasy/adventure films: we see the good guy fighting the bad guy, but then after the good guy triumphs, we just get this brief narration... "He ruled benevolently for 80 years and all was well" ...and that's the end of the film. I always kinda want to see what life is like in the magical realm, post-bad-guy. And yes, I am one of those weirdoes who wish the epilogue of the last Harry Potter book had been longer. :}

Also last night, my friends on IRC finally talked me into getting over my laziness and installing Firefox's noscript extension. Hopefully this will mean the end of those annoying webpage ads that cover up part of the stuff I'm trying to read! Also, I just installed noscript out here on Firefox on Mom's computer. Now I can feel good about turning Javascript back on and making LJ easier to use!

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Date:August 22nd, 2007 08:18 pm (UTC)

The ultimate in spoiler technology!

There was an interview where JKR went further into the post-HP7 happenings: careers, other couples, etc. I found it among more post-HP7 interviews and info on this MuggleNet page.

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Date:August 22nd, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC)
I've always figured that, after the Empire is defeated in Return of the Jedi, there would a brief period of optimism before people figured out that the Rebel Alliance wasn't that great at running things. ;)
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Date:August 22nd, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC)
I found the book much more entertaining than the film, which suffers from terrible Hollywooditis.

The book does go a bit further into the "ever after"

I agree with you a bit about the Harry Potter, except it was a bit too neat. I'd rather read about the first 5-10 years post Deathly Hallows than 19 years later.
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Date:August 23rd, 2007 12:04 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's what I mean. How about the recovery effort? I'm curious!!
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Date:August 22nd, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC)
I've wished that the epilogue of every book I've ever read has been longer.

You should read the Star Trek Novel "Uhura's Song". It has an awesome epilogue where you can actually see people enjoying life after the crisis is over. Plus it's just one of my favourite Science Fiction books ever. It's not just a great Star Trek novel, it's just a great story period.
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