July 14th, 2005

Illustmaker me

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I've got to express love, though, for the fact that all of this is over a book release. A book release. Parties all over the world, big huge deal at work, kids dragging themselves out of bed early on a Saturday to grab copies...

This is the way the world should be. All the time.

I've spent so much time in female Potter fandom, I forgot how many boys read the books, until one boy I see every day got quoted as a fan in the paper, and two others berated a third for not having read it yet--roughly, "What's the matter with you, man? It's Harry Potter."

I have been wondering... how long has this opening midnight thing been happening? I mean, yeah, with books, it's mostly only HP, but I don't remember when I was a kid that people would try to see a movie at midnight on Thursday if it were a Friday release. It's a weird and quirky new thing.

A weird and quirky new thing that I like very much, really. Maybe these things are frivolous in the grand scheme of things, but as a society, on the grand scheme sorts of things, we tend to be kind of divided... but when you get to these genuinely pancultural pop culture moments, we get to have a real, genuine event moment. And I think this is a good thing. It's good to make special times and special events to mark happy occasions instead of just sad ones. It's good for us as people to be happy in one another's presence at the same time. You know?

Thus endeth my philosophical thought for the day.