Harry Potter and the non-HAEDing Week

I somehow managed to get an alright amount done. I was afraid that when I looked at my photo from the last update, I would see almsot no difference. But, its somehow inspiring to see quite a difference after all. :)

Last week, I had the worst number of work hours! On Monday I was at work til 5.30am. The next day went til 3am and the day after went til 1am. I didn't quite feel like much HAED-ing after that.

Things have slowed down a bit so I managed to get a couple of days of stitching over the weekend.

Here's my progress pic:
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I caught the latest Harry Potter movie in the last weekend. I'm a Harry Potter fan, I love the books, I've watched all the movies and I'm a bit embarassed to admit, I've also played all the games. The books are awesome, the movies are fun and the games are well, that last one was pretty good. I found this latest installment of the movie to be quite alright. I thought it was slightly slow and it had gotten a bit too grey. But I was very excited and happy watching it, but I think that's 80% due to me being a fan.

I think this movie missed out on a lot of little details that was quite important. For one thing, it didn't really focus much at all on the Half Blood Prince or the whole mystery of who it is. Also the whole Lupin and Tonks thing got fast forwarded. And it didn't have much of a continuing feel to it from the last movie.

After watching the movie, I felt like re-reading the book so instead of using my non-work time to HAED, I read the last 2 books in the Harry Potter series instead. I hear the next movie is going to be split into 2. I think that will be good cos there's so much stuff they need to tie up from that last book!

Anyway, for some reason, I feel like I want to get the game too. But I heard its sort of crap. Will my common sense win out or my fangirlness? We'll see...


Prize Money Contributions

EeL's Contributions: AUD$471.63 (USD 415.69)

sAe's Contributions: RM$1681.51 (USD 494.56) (updated Apr)

Total Contributions: USD$816.12

(As of October 2009)

Competition Rules

Competition Begins: 1st May 2008
Competition Ends: Chinese New Year 2013

Goal: Complete a HAED design by the time allotted.

Designs chosen are to be of approximately the same sizes. Contestants are free to change their design half way, however it must also be of the similar size to the original design chosen.

Each month, each contestant will deposit USD$20 into a separate bank account.

Every fortnight, each contestant has to update this blog with updated progress pictures.

Prize Money:

If only one contestant completes her design by the deadline, she gets the total amount of money saved by both contestants.

If neither designs are complete, the entire sum of money is to be donated to a charity that is agreed upon by both contestants.

If both complete it on time, the money is divided in the following manner:

60% of the total goes to the contestant who completes* her design first within the deadline.

40% of the total goes to the contestant who completes* her design last within the deadline.

* For EeL, completion means full completion. For Sae, completion for the 60% winner total is 210,400 stitches, with the remainder stitches to be completed by the deadline.