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01 December 2007 @ 03:20 pm
More potpourri..  
My Brain: Ahhh. A chill in the air. The leaves are turning. It's raining. What a lovely autumn.

Retailers and TV: It's Winter.

My Brain: No, it's not. It just barely stopped feeling like summer. It's autumn.

Retailers and TV: No autumn. Winter. Look! See all the snowflakes we've pasted up? Have a Christmas special. WINTER!!

My Brain: But... but... Winter doesn't start until something like December 21st. Technically most of the "Christmas Season" is autumn!

Retailers and TV: No autumn for you! Winter! Go shopping! Watch specials!

My Brain: But... but...

Retailers and TV: NOT AUTUMN! WINTER! CELEBRATE!


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This is why I'm not going to see The Golden Compass.

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When realizing both my cat and I have the same problem turning down free food, the following conversation popped into my head...

PHONE RINGS AT 3:30 AM...

Me: Uh??

postrophe: Biscuits.

Me: Biscuits??

postrophe: Biscuits.

Me:...

Me:...I'll be dressed in five minutes.

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I don't know about you guys, but I never understand people who give Christmas-related gifts as Christmas presents. "Oh. Yay. Something I can't use for another 11 months. I'll put it away somewhere and hope I can actually find it and remember it in 11 months."
 
 
 
Phoenix Anew: see no evil..phoenix_anew on December 3rd, 2007 02:40 pm (UTC)
The whole Golden Compass thing is interesting to me. I'd never read the books before, and when I saw the trailers I just thought "Ooo! Pretty fantasy movie" and then that snopes article came out. From there I went to wikipedia. The message in the books does seem pretty clear. However, every review I've been reading since then stresses how much they have removed all traces of religious references from the movie to try to prevent offending people. So the question becomes, will they do this through the rest of the series? It'll be interesting to see, if they even make it that far.

Overall I think it's more a concern for Christian parents, and even so if you're a more open minded Christian, you can always talk to your children about it. I mean, kids are going to find out about atheists eventually. I didn't see the obvious Christian subtext in Narnia until I was an adult, so I'm not sure I would have seen obvious atheist subtext as a child either.

Of course absolutely none of this is any attempt to tell you to see the movie. Just my own perspective on it.
Fritters: No Christmas For Youfritters on December 3rd, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC)
However, every review I've been reading since then stresses how much they have removed all traces of religious references from the movie to try to prevent offending people. So the question becomes, will they do this through the rest of the series?

I don't see how they CAN is part of the problem. Apparently the series ends with a kid killing God. That's pretty straightforward.

And yeah, it's pretty. It looks fun. But I don't want this schmuck to get any of my money. Lord knows what he'd do with it 0_o If it gets good reviews I might watch it for free sometime. When I first found out about the crappy message I was really p.o'ed at the guy because the movie has awesome polar bears. I LIKE polar bears. And now, No Polar Bears for me.
Phoenix Anew: Toy Story Quotephoenix_anew on December 3rd, 2007 07:27 pm (UTC)
There is always the internet, the haven of free stuff. You can get your polar bear fix that way, without paying for it. >:)
Fritters: Cat Pirate by Frittersfritters on December 3rd, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)
I hadn't thought of that! Pirating it is almost like taking money FROM the production!