I will start with good news. Over the week, I've been watching one Harry Potter film per day at Cineworld in preparation for the midnight release of Deathly Hallows Part 2. The films have always had their flaws, but it was really fun to watch them on a large screen and with a bunch of fans. Yesterday was especially busy though, as I saw both Part 1 again and then saw Part 2.
Without getting into much about Part 2, it had flaws but it was a lot more fun than I had hoped. The highlight moments were mostly done well. Yes, the stuff with Neville, Mrs. Weasley, and Snape's story actually were all there properly.
Picky bit: Apparently it's film canon that Cho is in Harry's year though, and not just a flaw in Order of the Phoenix. I know she was in the book, but she came back, as opposed to just being in school still (yup, in the uniform and everything). Did they not want to get into Harry dating someone a year older than him? (even by flat out lying about it rather by omission) Yes, it's a silly thing, but I'm a nerd and it's what I do. It's like with Goblet of Fire and Hermione's film pink dress. Not a big plot point, but it's something specified and strange to change.
Now for the bad, which I probably used the film bickering as an excuse to not write. For months now, I've been wanting to turn in my PhD application, but my supervisor told me I still had time and not to worry. Feeling a bit stressed anyway, I gave her my planned outline a few weeks ago so I could apply and feel comfortable. Then I get an email where she seems to have suddenly realised that my plans are indeed food history and that she's not comfortable with her level of food history to be my supervisor. Now what?! It's late July, I don't have an application in, and deadlines are pretty much now. I can't go back! I can't just give up now... but now I need to find a food historian somewhere, apply, and hope I can get in. It's a nightmare, and I'm stressed. I've been clear since the beginning that food was my interest, and wrote about it on both my first specialism and am doing my dissertation on a related topic. And now this? Don't tell me to not worry and then give me something to worry about at the last moment :(