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Oops! No special reason this is late, other than just mind slippage. :p


"But she did not quite dare." Well, I guess there are some things that stop Sophie. :p Well, briefly, anyhow... Pretty rude of her though to go cutting up people's clothes to make stuff for herself though, especially after seeing how relatively easy it is for a wizard to fix tears in them.

Oh, and of COURSE the "niece" in Upper Folding isn't as good-looking as the one in Cesari's. Awww, to be young and in love.

I'll agree with Sophie though when she's trying to help in the spell... don't you HATE someone asking for your help, then shooting you down at every turn? Argh!

And of course the "catch a falling star seems silly to take literally, but then, this IS a fairy tale world.

Speaking of which... Michael and Howl seem to have some very odd spells ready-made! Then again, I guess some of it would be a lot more natural and common in a ye-olden-dayes-y society. Like horses casting shoes. And of course booze-making (that's always popular).

And yes, once again, Howl is a drama queen. As if we needed to know this again!

And you've got to be in a pretty odd situation when making the King think badly of you makes things better....

And cryptic talking to the skull and about the guitar, ooo. Hints being dropped... and also an interesting snippet between Howl and Calcifer.

And Sophie needs to pay more attention to her hints!


Tomorrow we do chapters 11 and 12!

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khedron
Apr. 17th, 2012 09:38 pm (UTC)
Also, since this is the point where That Poem comes into things, I feel compelled to state that WE HATES IT, WE DO.

Why? In a way unrelated to the book? (I mean, I do assume the history of the poem they give is legit...)
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khedron
Apr. 18th, 2012 01:42 pm (UTC)
Ah, yeah. I have read it, but I suspect cognitive dissonance protects me, and I wind up rejecting the last half of the poem. Kind of like "Sound of Music" having no Nazis. Or "Fiddler on the Roof" only having one act.
donaithnen
Apr. 22nd, 2012 02:42 am (UTC)
It's too bad they never made any sequels to Matrix? :)
khedron
Apr. 17th, 2012 09:43 pm (UTC)
And you've got to be in a pretty odd situation when making the King think badly of you makes things better....

Actually, for better or worse, I totally understand this. He's trying to dodge responsibility so he can keep living his foot-loose, fancy-free life, lest he be promoted past his competence. He doesn't actually want to be on the King's shit list, he just doesn't want to be important.

And of course the "catch a falling star" seems silly to take literally, but then, this IS a fairy tale world.

I think this is where the book & the movie start to diverge? They touch on this in the movie, of course, but I don't think it's during the Poem Investigation, but later... right? In any event, I guess they got much better at controlling those seven-league boots! (Nice of Howl to offer to build her a better pair.)

Lots of hints dropped lately. I also like how Lettie's mentor starts to mention how magic runs in families...
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