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You know you're a Harry Potter fan when...

Posted on 2008.08.27 at 06:04
1.You went to Borders, Barnes & Nobles, etc. the night DH was released to ensure you would receive your copy as soon as possible


2.You then cried when you finally got it


3.You didn’t sleep that night but spent the next few hours reading and drinking coffee


4.You try to summon objects towards you with “Accio”


5.You say “Lumos” whenever turning on the lights


6.You say “Merlin’s Pants!” instead of “Oh my God!”


7.You reference everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) back to Harry Potter


8.You are planning on naming (or have already named) your children after characters from the books


9.No, you don’t care that this will guarantee that they will be picked on


10.You have made a wand


11.And dueled with it


12.Butterbeer is one of your favorite drink


13.Every time a new movie comes out you go to see it at midnight and get dressed up


14.You own Hogwarts robes


15.And didn’t mind spending all that money on them because they were so worth it


16.You are secretly in love with one of the characters


17.You cried the summer you were eleven when your Hogwarts letter didn’t come


18.Your friends tell you to shut up before your mouth is even half-way open because they know a Harry Potter comment is about to come out


19.Even if no one in your family, save for you, reads Harry Potter, they all know what happens and can discuss plot points with you because you talk about it so much


20.You really want to do, or have already done, the pilgrimage to Edinburgh


21. J.K. Rowling is your [Muggle] hero


22.Harry Potter is your all-around hero


23.You cried when you learned all about Snape and his love for Lily


24.S.P.E.W. will always have a place in your heart


25.Don’t lie, you have written/read/looked at/drawn Harry Potter fan fiction/ fan art


26.When you heard about that bridge that collapsed you automatically thought of the Brockdale Bridge and decided Voldemort did it


27.You want a big, shaggy, black dog so you can name it “Padfoot”


28.For a book report you chose to do it on HP. Because of this you didn’t REALLY have to read the book again, because you already knew it back-to-front but you chose to anyway because you love it so much


29.You started screaming and crying and laughing and aww-ing while reading DH so much that your family yelled at you to go back to sleep- “It’s four in the morning for Christ’s sake!”


30.Your friends and family really wish you had never heard of HP


31.You go to the mall with friends and go, “Oh! I forgot, we have to stop in here for something…” and you then proceed to drag them into a store that sells HP merchandise


32.You spend hours searching through YouTube and cry at all of the tribute videos


33.You sobbed HARD when Dobby died


34.You don’t really know what George is going to do without his twin


35.You run around the house on a broomstick pretending you’re playing Quidditch


36.You hate the fact that your photos don’t actually move


37.Due to these books you now use random British-isms such as “bloody hell.”


38.You kept your ticket-stub from the Order of the Phoenix movie


39.You laugh out loud while listening to you iPod and when people look at you funny you have to sit there and explain exactly who Jamie, Ben, Laura, Andrew, John, Melissa, Sue, Eric, and Micah are.


40.You wanted to try out for the movies sooooooo badly...


41.It’s okay Luna! We believe in Crumpled-Horn Snorkacks too! (And Wrackspurts and Nargles as well!)


42.You were so upset that you didn’t learn everything about everyone in the epilogue


43.You then stalked the internet and searched for all of JKR’s interviews about DH to see if she would spill the beans about everyone’s job


44.You jumped up and down when your research payed off


45.Mugglenet.com, Theleakycauldron.org, veritaserum.com, etc. is your homepage


46.You can ace every single online HP quiz


47.A little piece of you has died now that the series is over


48.You belong to HP facebook groups


49.You don’t understand where Ginny was when she let Harry pick Albus Severus’s name


50.Neville is just the shit.


51.You have been completely distracted from summer reading and have done zero summer work because you have been anticipating/ reading/ re-reading Deathly Hallows


52.Sometimes you wonder whether your obsession is a LITTLE over the top


53.You have started threatening to “Avada Kedavra” someone when they piss you off


54.If you hear Harry Potter on the radio or on TV you stop everything and yell at everyone to be quiet


55.You wore black the day (or week) after DH came out for all of the characters who died


56.All anyone has to do to make you cry these days is whisper “Fred’s dead”


57.You’ve already read DH at least twice


58.You judge people on if they’re HP fans or not


59.You cry when you remind yourself that the wizarding world doesn’t actually exist


60.You are offended when Warner Bros. leaves something out of the movies


61.And really don’t understand why they can’t just make them six hours long- you’d sit through it!


62.Your best friends ARE the trio


63.You grew up with Harry Potter


64.You know you’re going to be the obnoxious parent who forces their children to read the whole series


65.And when the kid calls them “stupid” and refuses to read them you know you will ground him/her


66.For a month at least


67.Or until they read all the books


68.Twice each


69.When your mom asks you to clean your room you ask, “Why can’t you just get the house elf to do it?”


70.You secretly wish you had a ghoul in your attic


71.De-gnoming the garden sounds like an absolute blast


72.People have to leave the room while watching HP movies with you because you sit there and say the lines aloud… sometimes before they even come


73.Spending $100 for HP merchandise in one go sounds perfectly acceptable


74.You have Sharpied a lightning-bolt shaped scar on your forehead


75.You dream about HP


76.You eavesdrop when you hear strangers talking about Harry Potter


77.You counted down the days until DH came out


78.And OotP


79.You are convinced you are the biggest fan


80.You play HP Questions on a daily basis with friends/family/whoever will play with you


81.You ran at Platform 9 ¾ going, “Please, please, please go through!”


82.When you didn’t you blamed Dobby


83.Your parents no longer pay attention to anything that comes out of your mouth because it usually has to do with Harry Potter


84.You’ve made your own t-shirts that relate somehow to Harry Potter


85.You threw a "Support Harry Potter" party. Just like Hagrid did.


86.You can list the five exceptions to Gamp's Law of Elemental Transfiguration (even though only food and love were mentioned in the books)


87.You really, really, REALLY wish you owned Hermione's bag with the Undetectable Extension Charm


88.If anyone so much as mentioned that they knew the ending of DH before you had finished, you would run out of the room screaming and refused to talk to them for days


89.You strongly believe that all spoilers should be tarred and feathered


90.If you're female, your life's ambition is to snog Harry Potter


91.Your life would be a lot easier if you had access to some Skiving Snackboxes


92.You close your eyes tightly and tell yourself, "It's not over until the Fat Lady sings... Damn, she already did"'


93.You sign up for an HP discussion class at college as an elective


94.Before Deathly Hallows the only thing you ever talked about was your DH theories


95.You think the Marauders deserve their own series (someone get on that please)


96.You stare at portraits hoping you'll catch them moving


97.You really want to meet Teddy Lupin and his turquoise hair


98.You get pissed off when other people say they only watch the movies


99.You print out this page and turn it into a checklist (Most have already been checked off, obviously)


100.Most of the groups you belong to relate in some way to Harry Potter


101.You know the exact hand-motion for different spells and practice them with your home-made wand


102.In shouting matches you find yourself yelling out curses and hexes... STUPEFY!


103.You use a Dumbledore quote (such as"choosing between what is right and what is easy") as the theme for your english paper


104.You always win at "Rocks, Papers, Scissors" because you yell "Avada Kedavra!" and then explain to the other person that they died. And no, they cannot come back to life now.


105.You know you're a Harry Potter fan when you have decided the exact make of your wand


106.You have already decided what your Patronus is, and have told all of your family and friends what theirs would be too


107.You cry from laughing at Potter Puppet Pals- even though they are pretty sacreligious


108.You feel like life without Harry Potter would be quite similar to experiencing a Dementor's Kiss


109.You have converted at least one friend into becoming a crazed HP fan


110.You have tried to figure out where Hogwarts is using clues from the book


111.All you want for Christmas is a Weasley jumper


112.Come to think of it, a Hogwarts exceptance letter would be nice


113.Chemistry = Potions. End of discussion.


114.You don't play chess because the peices don't move themselves


115.Webster's Dictionary is your dictionary of choice because they included the word "Muggle"


116.Your life could definitely use some more magic in it


117.You know long passages of the book that you like to quote aloud


118.You know the lyrics to "Weasley is Our King" and like to sing it to yourself


119.Someone says Harry Potter is stupid and you pick up the nearest wand-like object, point it at them, and yell "Avada Kedavra!"


120.You spin around for hours trying to Apparate


121.Walking up and down the stairs you say, "Quickly, they might change!"


122.Someone offers you a jelly bean and you go, "I hope it's not bogey-flavored"


123.You compare Dumbledore to Aristotle (and rightly so)


124.You get insulted when someone says "Abra Kadabra" because that is so not real magic


125.You've ever said, "Mom, pass me the quaffle"


126.You have knitted (or bought) yourself a stripped scarf with your House colors on it and intend to wear it to every Quidditch game you attend this year (or to school, whatever works)


127.You sobbed like a baby when Harry used the Resurection Stone to bring back Lily, James, Lupin and Sirius as he walked to his death


128.You don't swim in lakes because you're afraid of Grindylows


129. You KNOW that Dodo birds still exist because you know that they are actually called Diricrawls and can dissapear at will


130. You've read "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" and "Quiddich Through the Ages"


131. You can recite all of the Quidditch teams of Britain and Ireland


132. Since reading Goblet of Fire, you've been trying endlessly to figure out where Durmstrang is, and you've got a fairly good idea...


133.You walk into the bank and ask, "Excuse me, but where are the Goblins?"


134.You're feeling depressed you open up the nearest Harry Potter book and read it. You are then pretty much back to normal after a good five minutes


135.You wish you had "The Mysterious Ticking Noise" song as a ringtone


136.Taking away all of your Harry Potter books is a worse punishment for your parents to do to you than say... taking away your cell phone.


137.You have sorted each of your friends into a house


138.And decided their Patronuses and what they would be if they were an Animagus


139.You think Dementors are pretty much the scariest things in the world...


140.You plan on leaving your HP books and movies (DVD's will be so old-fashioned then) in your will for your favorite grandchildren. Your least favorite grandchildren will be getting an Uncle Vernon sock.


141.Dolores Umbridge deserves a life-long sentence in Azkaban


142.You name your teachers after Hogwarts professors


143.You desperately want to meet Harry and Ginny and little James, Albus, and Lily on September 1st 2017 at King's Cross Station


144.Whenever someone messes up anything you laugh to yourself and say, "Silly Muggle"



145.You see a telephone booth and immediately run inside it, dial 6-2-4-4-2 and stare at the floor, praying it will drop and take you to the Ministry of Magic


146.You like trying to speak to the mannequins in old, abandoned department stores. Hopefully, one day, one of them will lift it's head and becken you in.


147. When it does, you are going to go and visit Professor Lockhart and get one of his moving photographs with his "joint-up writing" signature.


148.You try to convince your P.E. teacher to have a unit on Quidditch


149. You suggest Harry Potter as a Homecoming theme every year... and it never gets picked


150.You use horcrux as an insult because it is the worst thing you can think of


151.You've seriously considered buying an owl for mail delivery... maybe then they could deliver your letter to Hogwarts asking where the hell your acceptance letter went...



152.You walk out of a particularly hard class and say loudly, "One more lesson like that and I just might pull a Weasley"


153.You have problems watching the movies because you have a tendency to throw things at the screen, screaming, "That wasn't in the book!!"


154.The fact that 'Wizard Rock' is its own genre of music makes your life worth living


155.You consider getting a Harry Potter tattoo. Such as: I solemnly swear that I am up to no good around the wrist, the Dark Mark, or I must not tell lies on your hand


156.The lights flicker and you scream "DEMENTORS!"


157.You buy shirts that say, "Screw school, I'm going to Hogwarts". And if you don't already have one you are now on google looking for one.


158.You're absolutely convinced that J.K. Rowling is really a witch and was given permission by the Ministry of Magic to write the Harry Potter books with the belief that no one would ever guess they were true... of course, you're one of the few people that do believe it is true.



159.You can spell 'azkaban' and 'quidditch' no problem but you have to spend about a year looking up muggle words in the dictionary (obviously Webster's, an HP fan's dictionary of choice)



160.You nickname difficult teachers or colleagues Umbridge and you really don't care if you're the only person who gets the joke


161.You plan to buy a digital photo frame and film a video of yourself or a friend waving just so you can have a moving picture


162.You've ever told your friends you were grounded so you could stay home and read Harry Potter


163.After reading Chamber of Secrets you couldn't go to the bathroom by yourself because you were afraid a basilisk would come out of one of the sinks.


164.You see a snake at the zoo or pet store and you try to speak to it in Parseltongue.


165. But then you usually get yelled at for leaning on the glass... pity.


166.You stir just about anything -- tea, chocolate milk, coffee -- clockwise after 7 counter-clockwise stirs.


167.Your roommate/ friend/ classmate goes, "Hey, can I interview you about Harry Potter? I'm supposed to write an essay on it and I never finished it..." and you are a) shocked that she wouldn't read it, and b) able to write her essay for her.


168.You blame wizard pranksters for lost keys, claiming a shrinking charm must be the problem


169.You know that you've had a run-in with a witch or wizard, but your memory of it has been obliviated


170.You carve HP pumpkins for Halloween


171.You watched Pushing Daisies only because Jim Dale narrates it


172.Your second address is:
4 Privet Drive
Little Whinging, Surrey


173.You insist on refering to the actors by their Harry Potter names, even in other movies


174.You have tried to make your own HP candy (chocolate frogs, etc.)


175.Your Halloween costume relates to HP.


176. If, after reading all of these (the majority of which apply to you) you can still think of more...

The Lady of Shalott by Alfred Tennyson

Posted on 2008.08.26 at 11:37
**Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables) have recited this poem over and over in the Anne of Green Gables Movies... I just love it... :D**

On either side the river lie
Long fields of barley and of rye,
That clothe the wold and meet the sky;
And through the field the road run by
To many-tower'd Camelot;
And up and down the people go,
Gazing where the lilies blow
Round an island there below,
The island of Shalott.

Willows whiten, aspens quiver,
Little breezes dusk and shiver
Through the wave that runs for ever
By the island in the river
Flowing down to Camelot.
Four grey walls, and four grey towers,
Overlook a space of flowers,
And the silent isle imbowers
The Lady of Shalott.

Only reapers, reaping early,
In among the beared barley
Hear a song that echoes cheerly
From the river winding clearly;
Down to tower'd Camelot;
And by the moon the reaper weary,
Piling sheaves in uplands airy,
Listening, whispers, " 'Tis the fairy
The Lady of Shalott."

There she weaves by night and day
A magic web with colours gay.
She has heard a whisper say,
A curse is on her if she stay
To look down to Camelot.
She knows not what the curse may be,
And so she weaveth steadily,
And little other care hath she,
The Lady of Shalott.

And moving through a mirror clear
That hangs before her all the year,
Shadows of the world appear.
There she sees the highway near
Winding down to Camelot;
There the river eddy whirls,
And there the surly village churls,
And the red cloaks of market girls
Pass onward from Shalott.

Sometimes a troop of damsels glad,
An abbot on an ambling pad,
Sometimes a curly shepherd lad,
Or long-hair'd page in crimson clad
Goes by to tower'd Camelot;
And sometimes through the mirror blue
The knights come riding two and two.
She hath no loyal Knight and true,
The Lady of Shalott.

But in her web she still delights
To weave the mirror's magic sights,
For often through the silent nights
A funeral, with plumes and lights
And music, went to Camelot;
Or when the Moon was overhead,
Came two young lovers lately wed.
"I am half sick of shadows," said
The Lady of Shalott.

A bow-shot from her bower-eaves,
He rode between the barley sheaves,
The sun came dazzling thro' the leaves,
And flamed upon the brazen greaves
Of bold Sir Lancelot.
A red-cross knight for ever kneel'd
To a lady in his shield,
That sparkled on the yellow field,
Beside remote Shalott.

The gemmy bridle glitter'd free,
Like to some branch of stars we see
Hung in the golden Galaxy.
The bridle bells rang merrily
As he rode down to Camelot:
And from his blazon'd baldric slung
A mighty silver bugle hung,
And as he rode his armor rung
Beside remote Shalott.

All in the blue unclouded weather
Thick-jewell'd shone the saddle-leather,
The helmet and the helmet-feather
Burn'd like one burning flame together,
As he rode down to Camelot.
As often thro' the purple night,
Below the starry clusters bright,
Some bearded meteor, burning bright,
Moves over still Shalott.

His broad clear brow in sunlight glow'd;
On burnish'd hooves his war-horse trode;
From underneath his helmet flow'd
His coal-black curls as on he rode,
As he rode down to Camelot.
From the bank and from the river
He flashed into the crystal mirror,
"Tirra lirra," by the river
Sang Sir Lancelot.

She left the web, she left the loom,
She made three paces through the room,
She saw the water-lily bloom,
She saw the helmet and the plume,
She look'd down to Camelot.
Out flew the web and floated wide;
The mirror crack'd from side to side;
"The curse is come upon me," cried
The Lady of Shalott.

In the stormy east-wind straining,
The pale yellow woods were waning,
The broad stream in his banks complaining.
Heavily the low sky raining
Over tower'd Camelot;
Down she came and found a boat
Beneath a willow left afloat,
And around about the prow she wrote
The Lady of Shalott.

And down the river's dim expanse
Like some bold seer in a trance,
Seeing all his own mischance --
With a glassy countenance
Did she look to Camelot.
And at the closing of the day
She loosed the chain, and down she lay;
The broad stream bore her far away,
The Lady of Shalott.

Lying, robed in snowy white
That loosely flew to left and right --
The leaves upon her falling light --
Thro' the noises of the night,
She floated down to Camelot:
And as the boat-head wound along
The willowy hills and fields among,
They heard her singing her last song,
The Lady of Shalott.

Heard a carol, mournful, holy,
Chanted loudly, chanted lowly,
Till her blood was frozen slowly,
And her eyes were darkened wholly,
Turn'd to tower'd Camelot.
For ere she reach'd upon the tide
The first house by the water-side,
Singing in her song she died,
The Lady of Shalott.

Under tower and balcony,
By garden-wall and gallery,
A gleaming shape she floated by,
Dead-pale between the houses high,
Silent into Camelot.
Out upon the wharfs they came,
Knight and Burgher, Lord and Dame,
And around the prow they read her name,
The Lady of Shalott.

Who is this? And what is here?
And in the lighted palace near
Died the sound of royal cheer;
And they crossed themselves for fear,
All the Knights at Camelot;
But Lancelot mused a little space
He said, "She has a lovely face;
God in his mercy lend her grace,
The Lady of Shalott."

luna's shoes

Writer's Block: Invisibility On

Posted on 2008.08.19 at 03:00
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I'll will ride a plane to the US and stay there... Don't ask why... :D

luna blank stare

The Time Traveler Reader

Posted on 2008.08.18 at 20:25
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I am wishful thinking, at the backseat of his car. I just finished reading The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger for the second time around, and all of a sudden I wonder, if somewhere, in my past and in my future, I am there withdrawn from my present self. Living a life separated from my time here while writing this. I am imagining things that my past self will be doing at this very moment. There were loads of stuff that came to mind, but the moment that struck out the most was the time my past self is spending right now with him.

She will be lovely, long waving hair, young, happy, remove from pain, unlike my present. I imagine her twirling around beside him, and he will be looking at her as if nothing will ever matter but that time. She was a pretty crazy being, my past. She stroked all luck, play with time. Played the time with him.
And of course my present here is totally removed from that feeling. Remember? I'm in the backseat, not in the passenger seat.
...
I stopped writing and looked at the back of his head. His girlfriend, occupying the passenger seat, was saying something, still saying it actually, and I continue to nod.

He looked at me from the rear view mirror, and smiled.

Right.

Now I'm thinking of my future. But I can't seem to draw her near. I wonder.

Yes, I wonder if I want to stay here at my present, or go time travel to my past. Or better yet, to the future.

Will it matter though?

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