When I look at this picture I think about how great the casting of these kids were from the beginning. It's amazing that we have been treated to the movie versions of the Harry Potter books all these years. I wish I could go back to be a kid who experienced all this from the beginning.
When the final part of 'The Deathly Hallows' is out next summer, it really will be the end of an era. I still remember driving through the mountains where I only got ONE radio station - CBC Talk Radio - and they had on a group of librarians talking about the best reads of the summer. They all raved about this Harry Potter book (the first one) and how amazing it was that kids would tackle such a large tome. They predicted that it would become a phenomenon and they were right.
I had the 'Chronicles of Narnia' growing up and finally I can enjoy seeing the movies. Harry Potter is similar in the fact that it is magical literature but takes the themes of Narnia so much further than any of us ever dreamed to hope for. I will miss it all when it is gone.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.