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The last time I posted something was around 2 to 3 years ago and that was when i was net-stalking Arashi. I’m still a fan, don’t get me wrong, but I find myself tired of joining locked lj communities just to download and watch subbed episodes. Suffice it to say, i won’t be posting much of Arashi anymore.

The reason why I’ve decided to start posting again in this blog is because i wanted to rant about the books i’ve been reading. I’m supposed to be reading Game of Thrones, which i finally found on floating in torrent world, but i got hooked in erotic-romance books. I blame J.Kenner and her Stark trilogy. I haven’t been able to stop looking for and reading erotic-romance books ever since i finished those damn books.

This isn’t the first time i got hooked on romance novels. In highschool i used to read the Tagalog ones, though now i get irritated when i try to because of the english grammar mistakes (grammatical mistakes? Grammar? Great, now i’m confused). I mean, seriously, don’t published writers have editors to check these simple mistakes in grammar? It’s so irritating when you read about a rich and handsome dude who can’t speak proper english because the editors are too lazy to correct them.

Anyhoo, I’ll start any daw now. I’ll probably post a reading list first and if anyone actually stumbles into this post who’s looking for e-books, leave a comment and I’ll see if i have a copy to send you.

Until next time…

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Another trailer can be viewed on the Official Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Site

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is the sixth installment of the Harry Potter Movie Franchise starring Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, a young wizard deemed to be the only one who could destroy an evil wizard known as Lord Voldemort. The movie is based on a novel written by J.K. Rowling with the same name. The movie is due in its release on July 17, 2009.

Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldemort’s defenses and, to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleage, the well-connected and unsuspecting bon-vivant Professor Horace Slughorn, whom he believes hold crucial information. Meanwhile, the students are under attack from a very different adversary as teenage hormorns rage across ramparts. harry finds himself more and more drawn to Ginny, but so is Dean Thomas and Lavender Brown has decided that Ron is the one for her, only she hadn’t counted on Romilda Vane’s chocolates! And then there’s Hermione, simmering with jealousy but determined not to show her feelings. As romance blossoms, one student remains aloof. He is determined to make his mark, albeit a dark one. Love is in the air, but tragedy lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again.

Quoted from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Official Site (synopsis released December 2007)

Directing the movie is David Yates, director of the fifth film, HP & the Order of Phoenix. Cast still includes Emma Watson as Hermione Granger, Rupert Grint as Ronald Weasley, and Michael Gambon as Albus Dumbledore. Among the new actors added in the new movie are Jim Broadbent playing Professor Horace Slughorn, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, Ralfe Fiennes nephew,  playing the 11-year old Tom Riddle, Frank Dillane as the teenage Tom Riddle, Jessie Cave taking on the role of Lavender Brown, and more… for more cast information please try this link to a wiki page.

According to Director Yates and Producer Heyman, a number of changes have been made from the book to the movie; mostly cuts from the book. Among those removed are the Battle of Hogwarts, the funeral at the end, and flashbacks from Riddle’s memory. A review on the test screening of the movie can be found in Mugglenet.com for the complete and detailed changes of what we should expect in the movie (suffice it to say spoilers are to be expected).

Now… tell me I’m not the only one thinking it’s taking too long for this movie to be released.

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This is Nino videoing Ohno while inside their hotel before a performance. There are bottles of champagne in the fridge, a falling water lagoon thing inside the room, a huge bed and plazma tv with the bath tub completely in view from the bed, an egg like toilet and more… I love watching backstage videos… even though they’re not subbed. Does anyone know any subbed copies of this video or where it was filmed or something?
BTW. Remember when Himitsu no Arashi-chan was being promoted, they had that poster with zippered pants and secrets inside? Has anyone found out what was there?

Wyrd’s World : Nanowrimo

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