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I don't really like Harry in the last book at least the first time I read it. The second time I didn't mind him as much. And he is worse in the movies (imo). Ron and Hermione are fine but some of the less important characters are almost absent in the movies and I liked some of them and found them important.
That is one of the great things about books though: a lot more of the character is left up to individual interpretation. In movies we have to suffer through or enjoy the director and actor's take.
Now my brother likes the movies much better than the books (talking of LOTR again). I think he is crazy but what can you do.
Now I do not like the Harry Potter movies as much as the books even though some would say they are truer to the source material than the Lord of the Rings. That could be where some of the problem lies. I do not care for what they cut out or changed in the characters and plot of the Harry Potter books.
Now the Harry Potter movies had inferior (as compared to Lord of the Rings) material to draw from to begin with so that could also be part of my problem with them . . .
"Captain Planet, he's our hero, he's gonna take pollution down to zero. He's our powers magnetized and he's fighting on the planet's side. Earth, wind, water, heart (lol the stupidest of all of them). When your power's combine, I am Captain Planet!"
Haha so yeah I like the jingle. My mom gave me, my bro, and my sis rings for Christmas a few years ago and we all spontaneously said "When our powers combine . . ." and put our rings together.
And I am probably the most recycling/reuse try to save resources person in my family but it has nothing to do with the show and just being smart. We didn't pay much attention to those messages in the cartoons growing up. But we also had a father who wouldn't let us see fern gully because of the propoganda that it was attempting to be.
What it does seem hateful of is the mass-marketing of overly white-washed perfect image of some people's version of what Christianity should be. He hates the pandering to the Christian masses with an idealized view of the religion and the money making schemes he sees behind the film. Honestly I respect that opinion and agree with his view of much of the "Christian" market of music, movies, books, etc.
And I am Christian, although I am a Latter-Day Saint aka mormon and many other Christians like to tell me I am not one. We have our own culture of mormon media and I don't like a lot of the overly religious fiction work put out by members of my church either. Some of it is good, some of it is not. It depends on the skill of the person and the substance behind the work. Unfortunately it seems a lot of it gets published/produced and is successful just because it is "Christian" or "Mormon" even though it is horribly done. I like to read or watch things that are entertaining and well made and if they happen to have a religious message well than that is great but I don't go out of my way looking for it. I do avoid things I find offensive though even if they are well done. Although I can't seem to avoid George R.R. Martin's books despite the fact that some of the content makes me blush.
My husband is a pharmacist working for the indian health service as a civilian contractor. They are talking about not paying him for a few weeks and not having him work. He will not get retroactive pay so I don't know where the idea came from that most people will be paid retroactively for work they didn't do because of the furlough. Maybe in other sectors but not for public health service employees. He already gets paid $20000 less than private sector pharmacists and that is with government benefits. He likes working in a hospital and can work in a hospital as a pharmacist without doing a residency first if he works for ihs which is why we went this route.
I am pro-reduction of government but if things like the IHS get reduced or disbanded (don't know if that is exactly the right word) he will be able to get a job hopefully with whatever takes over in the vacuum that the loss of that hospital will make. But just closing everything down hurts a lot of people in this area and hopefully it won't happen here. Now they can shut down Congress and all their minions for a few weeks and we will probably all be better for it.
I like to know what I am fighting though, and I like music, so I will keep watching on the internet. And I will not be sad when the show is gone.