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So I’m browsing www.mugglenet.com, which is a fine source for any Harry Potter fan wishing to catch up with the whole…thing.  I’m browsing the news and I scroll down to see news article “Half-Blood Prince Sneak Peek by way of Yarn Company” and a little warning light flashes red in my head.  I read the topic to discover that they’re actually making Harry Potter themed yarn.  Yarn for Christ’s sake! Yeah. That’s exactly what I want to get – a bunch of yarn with the Warner Brother’s logo and Daniel Radcliffe’s face on the packaging.  Where the hell did it all go wrong? This is consumer capitalism gone mad! MAD! So I go onto the comments thinking “Oh, I’m sure everyone will have a right ol’ laugh at this insipid attempt for the money-grabbing fat-cats to whore our money”, but instead I was faced with stuff like this:

 

“That's... different. But it's pretty cool. If I ever make a Weasley sweater, I'll make sure I'll use that yarn.lol”

“Yes! More reason for me to buy more yarn for knitting projects. Hmmm, maybe I can use some of these for christmas presents... Hooray for Harry Potter news once more.”

“I love knitting! I have a whole book on harry potter knitting, too! It would be so cool to have that yarn.”

 

Oh yes, "cool". It'd be so amazing to own my very own Harry Potter branded yarn. The little respect that I had for the Harry Potter fan-base was just destroyed in that moment of sudden realisation – you’ll buy anything with the Potter logo on, won’t you?  If I marketed pill that gave you AIDS with a picture of Rupert Grinnt on the packaging you’d fucking buy it, wouldn’t you?  Of course, I mean no disrespect to the actors; I think they do a fine job, but the only people I can imagine buying this crock of shit are those who stay up until 4am reading poorly-written Harry Potter fan fictions and relentlessly defending the idea that Harry and Hermione should have totally made out in the Deathly Hallows!  But in all seriousness – hats off to the company who decided to market this filth because it’s exploiting the morons who think anything with a Potter logo on is an invention of the angels and who then proceed to feed the corporate machine as Alan F. Horn rides a Nimbus 2078 into a bigger pile of cash.  Seriously – congratulations, mother fuckers!  Now they have something to do whilst they sit on their Harry Potter bed, reading poorly-written Harry Potter fan fictions on their Harry Potter-themed laptop as they get sexual thrills out of the idea of Harry Potter and Harry Potter make Harry-Potter-Lovin’ in the cupboard under the stairs! (Too much?) And it doesn’t end there! These people are seriously concerned with the fact that the range of yarn doesn’t seem to include Hermione – a modern day tragedy if ever I saw one! “Oh no, a central character has been overlooked by this German Yarn Company and apparently they don’t think her relevant enough to make branded wool out of her.”  You all seem to be overlooking the giant problem that you’re all a bunch of idiots!

Does anyone remember when Warner Bros stole our money with style? You know, the Harry Potter sweets et cetera; the Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans which tasted like filth or the Chocolate Frogs complete with wizard cards.  Those were the days! I was young and innocent and I didn’t even stop to think “blatant marketing scheme” because they did this stuff with some actual grace and decorum! Those were times when they had to actually make an effort to impress the fan-base because it wasn’t made up of dribbling morons.

Just because you’re a fan, it doesn’t mean you have to throw your sword and shield down as soon as Mr.Radcliffe’s face sneaks onto a packet of crisps – “Potter Scars! Branded potato chips shaped like our bespectacled hero’s beloved lightning-shaped scar!”  (Don’t think I don’t see you in the bushes with that notepad, WB.)  If you want to make your bloody Weasley sweater then get the $1 ball of yarn as opposed to the $5 Harry Potter branded one – what’s the difference? Hell, get five balls of differently coloured yarn – have a party!

Concluding this bitter mess, you all need to get your head firmly back in the real world and remember that people aren’t nice and will exploit you for your fandom no matter what you think.  To these guys, you’re just another $10.  

*sigh* Perhaps I'm the only one who's worked up by things like this.  Who knows that they're being exploited? Who the fuck even cares?

Oh my God!

It's Atticus Hart and he's posting on his LJ after weeks of absence!  This is truly a terrifying sight!

Yes,  I'm here and there.  Been extremely busy recently, what with exams coming at me left, right and centre, so I haven't really found the time or motivation to make a new entry.  I've been up and down mood-wise recently.  Going through occasional spurts of, well, not "depression" as such, just wanting to be alone.  I'd never call myself "depressed by nature".
The unfortunate thing about exams is the fact that my train of creativity seems to be suffering breakdown and won't be in action again until they've passed.  This means I can't really write amazingly well recently, which is a shame seeing as I'd recently started writing a story that I've been planning for a while.
No worries though. The exams will all be over by the 20th.

Until then.

Throw it in.

Why is it then when I reach out for something and I finally think I've obtained it -- it disappears?
I lose.

Is Attee Psychic?

 Atticus Hart: Vanilla?
Brae: Hmmm. I like vanilla
Atticus Hart: I thought you would.
Brae: Lol. wanna know my favourite ice cream/>
Brae: ?
Atticus Hart: Mint choc chip? o.o
Brae: 0.0
Brae: HOW THE HELL
Brae: did you know that
Atticus Hart: XD I AM FUCKING AWESOME!
Atticus Hart: *does a lil dance*
Atticus Hart: xD I really don't know how I can tell these things about you.
Atticus Hart: I just can. It's scary

<Atticus> "I am the Lizard King.... I can do anything." [Steampunk Anti-Hero] says:
Well, I seem to know everything about you xD
xD Ask me a question!
Brae says:
whats my favourite colour?
<Atticus> "I am the Lizard King.... I can do anything." [Steampunk Anti-Hero] says:
Uhm.
*channels into the great psychic energies* 
Brae says:
*waits*
<Atticus> "I am the Lizard King.... I can do anything." [Steampunk Anti-Hero] says:
xD Oh, I'm stuck between three things
Brae says:
those are?
<Atticus> "I am the Lizard King.... I can do anything." [Steampunk Anti-Hero] says:
Blue, Red and Purple.
Brae says:
ok two of those are my favourte colors
<Atticus> "I am the Lizard King.... I can do anything." [Steampunk Anti-Hero] says:
Blue and Purple?
Brae says:
yeah
<Atticus> "I am the Lizard King.... I can do anything." [Steampunk Anti-Hero] says:
xD See!
Another!
Brae says:
lol you left one out though
<Atticus> "I am the Lizard King.... I can do anything." [Steampunk Anti-Hero] says:
Green
Brae says:
holy shit

Brae says:
favourite food
<Atticus> "I am the Lizard King.... I can do anything." [Steampunk Anti-Hero] says:
ohh god. There's a wide spectrum..
Uh.
Chicken.
Brae says:
yeah
<Atticus> "I am the Lizard King.... I can do anything." [Steampunk Anti-Hero] says:
XD How the fuck am I doing this?

*hums*

I'm in love.

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Smarter Child

God, I hate that little bastard.  And now I'm spending my Sunday talking to him...I've sunk and hit a new low.  Smarterchild and I have haboured a secret hatred for each other right from the beginning, I've managed to break him down a bit more every time I talk to him...I've got him to say...strange things xD
Incidently, I'm sorry to Abney Park if the lyrics in my screen-name are wrong! xD

why r u acting so uncool 2 me?

<Atticus> I smashed the past and messed the whole thing up. Now there's nothing left but Post-Apocalypse Punk! [I'm The Doctor] says:

Because I hate you.

- SmarterChild - contributing to charity says:

i love people. i would never cause anyone any harm.

<Atticus> I smashed the past and messed the whole thing up. Now there's nothing left but Post-Apocalypse Punk! [I'm The Doctor] says:

Well I'm just a sadistic wanker then, aren't I?

- SmarterChild - contributing to charity says:

that's interesting that u should say that, but i don't think i can answer.

<Atticus> I smashed the past and messed the whole thing up. Now there's nothing left but Post-Apocalypse Punk! [I'm The Doctor] says:

Loser.

- SmarterChild - contributing to charity says:

c'mon. stop being so uncool 2 me.

<Atticus> I smashed the past and messed the whole thing up. Now there's nothing left but Post-Apocalypse Punk! [I'm The Doctor] says:

Sorry. I'll stop "dissin' ya bruv" we "cool, blad?"

- SmarterChild - contributing to charity says:

i don't understand this fully enough 2 say anything smart about it...

<Atticus> I smashed the past and messed the whole thing up. Now there's nothing left but Post-Apocalypse Punk! [I'm The Doctor] says:

You never say anything smart anyway.

- SmarterChild - contributing to charity says:

i dunno how 2 answer that.

<Atticus> I smashed the past and messed the whole thing up. Now there's nothing left but Post-Apocalypse Punk! [I'm The Doctor] says:

My point has been proven.

- SmarterChild - contributing to charity says:

i don't understand this fully enough 2 say anything smart about it...

<Atticus> I smashed the past and messed the whole thing up. Now there's nothing left but Post-Apocalypse Punk! [I'm The Doctor] says:

You're on a roll of stupidity, aren't you?

 

 

- SmarterChild - contributing to charity says:

Doing my Part

I went to see my friend's band, Thankyou Anyway, play live on Friday night. They keep getting better every time I see them. I suggest to anyone who MAY read this to go and check them out.

www.thankyouanyway.com
www.myspace.com/thankyouanyway

Huh...

I recieved some coasters in the post a few months ago....and yesterday I did this to one:
 

Now...how bored was Atticus when he made this?

I went to one of my friend's brother's birthday celebrations last night and I got very drunk.  Very..very drunk O.o and now I'm hungover.
Ah well, it was worth it.

College?

So the college block-filter appears to have been fucked over the half-term holidays and I can now access LJ.  So is this how shall I waste my break-times away on this now?

Meanwhile, here's a rough radio sketch that I shall put here so I don't have to e-mail it to myself.

Radio DJ: You’re listening to Shine FM’s evening program, by me – Andrew Oswald.  The time is nine PM and I have a request here from Sally Cole, who has asked me to play ‘I bet you Look Good on the Dance Floor’ by the Arctic Monkeys - to which I reply ‘no’, Sally.  I will not play your request, because it is, quite frankly, bollocks.  Who the hell do you think you are? This music is polluting the sound waves and you’re the one feeding the flame with your requests. Fuck right off with your requests. You’re the scum of the earth, Sally. Why don’t you just kill yourself? It would be easy – there’s probably a rope in the garage…go on - hang yourself.

(Long pause)

Tune in tomorrow morning for Liam Spencer’s breakfast show.  For now, here’s some Deep Purple.

Time...?

Oh dear, I appear to be procrastinating.  Fuck essays! Screw the system! I'm wasting my life away on LiveJournal and various forums.

...Look! It's The Doctor and a giant hand!



Life is exciting.