Archive for December, 2010

Is this weird?

Okay…so I own the first five Harry Potter films. I like them all, even Order of the Phoenix. I know there are a lot of things different about it from the book, which i generally dislike as a rule, but these weren’t so bad that it ruined any enjoyment of the movie, period.

After seeing Part 1 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, it’s safe to say I’ll probably buy both parts of that film as well. Again, differences that seem rather needless, but not so bad that they ruined the film for me.

However, I absolutely loathed the film version of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. It’s an atrocity. It barely resembles the book that shares it’s name. The writing and acting choices made within it were so far from the book that I was astonished the author let it happen.

Basically, I refuse, on principle, to purchase that film. But that means my set will be incomplete. And that really bugs me for some reason.

Is that weird? Were you in my situation, would you get it?

Idle

You know, they say idle hands are the Devil’s workshop.

I can see, in my own life, how that can be true. But I think, for me at least, there’s a more true version of that statement: “Idle eyes are the Devil’s Workshop”.

See, I’m the kind of person who has to focus on something, observing and/or learning it. I’m a very visual person (ironic given my eyesight is so bad), and if I have to stare at something that just isn’t very compelling to look at, I tend to get bored and seek out something that does. ┬áThis gets me in trouble sometimes. It can take me away from something that I’m supposed to be working on. It can create friction when I’m somewhere I simply do not want to be, and it makes me angry. And it can turn my thoughts to dark places that I should know better, because God has overcome so much of that crap in me already.

So much of the things I truly believe God designed me to love so much have that double-edged quality. In moderation and when appropriate, they are truly good things, but too much and they take me away from people or things I need to give my attention to.

Anyone else have this particular quality to them? Let me know, we can pray for each other.