Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Harry Potter and the Evil of Pink Women

My colleagues in the Children Books Department are running around like headless chickens with the last minute preparation for the launch of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I'm smirking in the background. Well, okay, I'm gloating and silently thankful that I'm not involved until this Saturday. But somewhere in my dessicated heart and bitter old soul, I find myself looking forward to this Saturday. And getting my hands on the new Harry Potter novel in the Bloomsbury Adult cover. I think the hype and the excitement is finally getting to me.

Meanwhile, after watching Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, one of my colleague now has Dolores Umbridge on her desktop wallpaper. She was quite taken with that Demonic Matron of Blinding Pink, and has adopted Umbridge as her role model.

Yes, I am slightly disturbed.

Pink is evil.


Carl V. Anderson said...

Glad to hear it. If this is something you enjoyed from the beginning you might as well give in and allow yourself to enjoy the ending as well. It is sometimes hard to not let the hype machine squash one's enthusiasm, but I'm glad you're finally being drawn in.

darkorpheus said...

Well Carl, can't say I hate Harry Potter. I did manage to watch all the HP films and read all the books.

And I did catch the Order of the Phoenix movie this evening. I enjoyed it. It had its moments. :)

Ana S. said...

lol! I think I'd be disturbed too.

Imani said...

Imelda Staunton as Umbridge is about the only thing in the new movie that's tempting me to see it in theatres. I knew she would be brilliant and from what I've heard she's one of the best things about the film. Still after the crappy 4th one...

I'm getting the adult edition too. Those children covers...! You'd think a popular series like this could get a decent cover artist for crying out loud.

Anonymous said...

i haven't seen it yet, but that woman looks seriously scary.

i'd be very worried if someone saw her as role model...!