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Harry Potter versus Twilight. Thanks to Delia for the link!

Rather good looking dancing. And one hilariously gratuitous ab shot.


Today

Sep. 11th, 2014 09:44 pm
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I may have been sorted into Gryffindor on Pottermore, but today I am not nearly as brave as I need to be.

Edited to add: After I wrote this, this was the first thing to come up on my playlist

Dark and Difficult Times Lie Ahead




I need to make an icon like that: Dark and Difficult Times Lie Ahead.

*adds to the list*
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Delia turned me onto this one. It feels like the history of my immediate family for the past twenty years or so.




You can get the .mp3 for free here.
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This one is actually pretty good. It's a prequel about a pivotal scene between Dumbledore, Aberforth, Grindelwold and Arianna.

Tempting

Nov. 28th, 2013 12:44 pm
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I am tempted to add this to my Christmas list. Very silly, but oh, so much fun.

See the video here.


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An interesting piece on textual analysis comparing most common words/sentences/etc. in Harry Potter, Twilight, and the Hunger Games trilogy: It includes the bit:
"Like the distinctive word lists, these sentences suggest something about each author’s style. Rowling’s betray her reliance on suspense: “Harry looked around,” “He waited,” “Harry stared.” (A list of her most frequently used sentences could be repurposed into a script for an absurdist play called Waiting for Voldemort.)"

Brave

May. 15th, 2013 09:00 pm
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I'd never heard of this singer Sara Bareilles before, but this video caught my eye on Facebook (thanks, Nina Kiriki Hoffman!), as well as her comment, 'Love the all-size dancers.' I listened to it and immediately went to download it. I think it'll be a new favorite.

This is a song for my House Gryffindor.

It's also a song for my daughters, and I'll be giving it to both of them. I'll also be adding it to my playlist 'The Well-Lived Life.'
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I think I mentioned one of my Christmas gifts from Delia: a felt wall hanging/Weasley clock. However, she didn't quite finish it, because she wasn't sure how to design the hands. So I designed and finished those. It's about 98% done: I just need to darken the lettering on the clock face and get a longer central brad to affix the clock hands. But I think it looks great, don't you? What a wonderful Christmas/Mother's Day gift!

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Two of them, actually, an academic one for $2,500 and an arts scholarship for $5,000. Fiona's applying to both.

Deadline is April 15.
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Jesse Galef, one half of "the world's #1 brother-sister blog about rationality, science, and philosophy" has compiled a list of what each Hogwarts house might read, here.

Includes booklists, with nice pictures of each House's bookshelf.
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Not Literally has finally gotten around to my House!

Not Literally are on Facebook here and on Twitter at @TheNotLiterally.


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Here is the mood set on Livejournal and here it is on Dreamwidth.

Do you think a different quote would suit the mood better? Let me know in the comments. I do have some alternative thoughts myself.
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Here is the second set. Again, you are welcome to take, with credit. A comment letting me know which ones you have taken would be nice.

Harry Potter icons: M-Z )
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I am going to be posting the Harry Potter icons I have been working on the last several days, which has been a very nice, distracting project. I messed around with trying to do them with the Lumos font or the Harry Potter font, but they just didn't look good: too blurry. Finally, I hit upon the idea of using the font I used last time when I created my Lord of the Rings icons, the Ringbearer font.

If you have suggestions for other quotes to include, let me know. You are very welcome to take any icons you like, just credit me. A comment here would be nice, to let me know which ones you like. Also leave a comment if you have quotes to suggest that I can add.

I have also made a custom mood set, and that will be a separate post.

Here are the A-L icons )
pegkerr: (I'm ready to talk about the book)
This is the eight movies compressed to 13 minutes. VERY well edited, including music cues. I got a little teary at the end.

pegkerr: (Mischief managed!)
For quite awhile, while I've certainly enjoyed my Lord of the Rings mood set, I've wanted a mood set of Harry Potter icons, especially as I've been getting engrossed in Alternity. I've started working on it! Unfortunately, the program which I used for to make my LOTR icons, which I liked extremely well, doesn't work on my Mac. I have been using a half-assed work around, using Word textboxes and screen capture, but they're much too blurry. So I have a request in to Rob to see if he can get me a nice little software program I can use. Anyway, here are some of my first attempts. I started with the Harry Potter font, but then decided to switch to the Lumos font, as it was a bit easier to read:

Predatory:


Dirty:


Enthralled:


Disappointed:


Happy:


Confused:


Infuriated:


Geeky:


Mischievous:


Indescribable:


Nauseated:


Ideas for other mood icons:

Cheerful:
The cheering charms had left them with a feeling of great contentment

Rejected:
They've both just been turned down by girls they asked to the ball!

Fast:
What are you waiting for? RUN!

Embarrassed:
Why did he have to go red now? Why?

Jubilant:
We've won the Cup!

Now I'm asking for your help. What Harry Potter lines could I use to make mood icons?

Like I said, I'm going to do these again with a better program so they'll be less blurry, and you will all be welcome to take whatever icons I create. Credit would be nice. (I'll do a monster post showing them all).
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I've never even seen The Book of Mormon, but I still found it funny. I did enjoy the Starkid Potter and Potter Puppet Pals in-jokes.


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You know another reason St. Olaf College is cool? Because in November 2010, they decorated Stav Dining Hall like the Great Hall at Hogwarts Castle.

The Great Hall at St. Olaf College

(See more pictures at the Facebook page here. Many more pictures, all quite fun.)

Edited to add: The food service contractor at St. Olaf College has a bulletin board where student comments are posted. The Facebook group has published a number of photographs of the cards that were left after the Harry Potter dinner. This one says it all:

Comment card

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