josh (joshc) wrote,

gloating sun

I met Carole and Atri at Seattle Center for an afternoon Harry Potter IMAX experience. When we found that the show was sold out, we decided to buy tickets for a later time and hang out by the fountain for a few hours.

I don't think I'd ever watched the International Fountain long enough to realize that it's more than just a big sprinkler. There seemed to be a routine that the jets of water followed, from being placated to shooting cannons of water. Regardless of the situation, it regularly elicited screams from the kids sitting around the edges.

In addition to people watching, all of us had other distractions; so it turned out to be a nice afternoon in the park. I read one of the stories in Oblivion and worked on a paper before we went inside for the big line for the sold out film. I thought that it stood up to a second viewing (especially on the very large screen). This time, I noticed a few scenes that could have been cut if the filmmakers were desperate for extra minutes of plot. As it stands, I think the film benefits from the funny moments and breathing room; I'm fine with people who read the book having a bit more information and back-story.

I took some pictures of the park, but I want to play with them a little before posting.

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