I’m sitting here watching a Harry Potter movie on ABC family (I’m not the one choosing the viewing). I know that approximately 98% of the people in the world love Harry Potter but I believe that I’m immune to the charms of this series. Kind of like that dreadful movie Love Actually, it’s odd to see actors I like so much (Alan Rickman, Richard Harris, Robbie Coletrane) doing work I find so non-compelling.
I just can’t say umpteen books/movies of British boarding school politics holds much interest for me, whether or not it contains a bunch of twee magicky crap. I’m watching a monster chase Harry through sewers and know there is no chance it will eat him, so I guess rooting for the monster is futile. This stuff is just not my bag. I’m sure they’ll do fine without me. Michael Swanwick’s The Iron Dragon’s Daughter is the closest I’ve been to caring about this kind of stuff and I can’t imagine anyone else ever getting me to care about it again.