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Post  John Bumbledore on Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:57 pm


librarian314 - Jan 4, 2005 9:53 am (#701 of 2984)

... absolutely everything reminds you of the HP series: I was researching Dadaism (an art movement) at work this morning and had to look up the term nihilistic (absolute destructiveness toward the world at large and oneself)and thought that, especially the first bit, was a pretty good fit with Voldemort and the DEs.

*michelle the librarian**


Thora - Jan 4, 2005 12:32 pm (#702 of 2984)

....when you read Dadism as defense-against-the-dark-arts-ism


Star Crossed - Jan 4, 2005 6:36 pm (#703 of 2984)

...when you shriek for joy when a girl in your publications class says your shirt looks like a Harry Potter sweater. It was, in fact, what I like to call, my Ravenclaw sweater.


Amilia Smith - Jan 4, 2005 9:09 pm (#704 of 2984)

. . . when you get OotP for you birthday, and abandon your own birthday party (which includes grandchildren) to read it.

Note: this was not actually me. It was a co-worker's husband. This was just too good a story not to share. A year and a half later, and he is still in trouble for this. His muggle wife is not a reader and does not understand the lure of HP. :-( However, she has agreed to get him HBP for his birthday this year, even though it won't be available until a few days later. :-)

Mills.


Nicole Bloom - Jan 4, 2005 10:02 pm (#705 of 2984)

That is a pretty good story. When GoF first came out, I bought it while out on a day of shopping with friends. My best friend had to take it from me and hide in her bag so I wouldn't read it. Apparently she got sick of me reading during lunch and not participating in the conversation.


Julia. - Jan 4, 2005 10:20 pm (#706 of 2984)

Oh, I've done that Amilia. OoP came out two days after I graduated high school. The evening of the 21st I spent part of one of my best friends' parties in the living room currled up in a chair with OoP, rather than playing air-hockey in the basement.


Marie E. - Jan 4, 2005 10:31 pm (#707 of 2984)

...when you're watching a movie with the daycare kids and when a character's last name is mentioned as being Pettigrew all the kids turn and look at you to make sure you noticed.


Czarina II - Jan 4, 2005 10:55 pm (#708 of 2984)

Well, I spent my graduation day wanting to read Harry Potter -- this was after having spent the previous three days reading it.


Kerrie-Louise - Jan 5, 2005 1:32 am (#709 of 2984)

...When your boss finds out the publishing day for HBP and automatically gives you a day off of work without asking you first!


septentrion - Jan 5, 2005 1:47 am (#710 of 2984)

I bet some people around here would like to have your boss, Kerrie-Louise !

...when you remind your husband nearly everyday that he has to find something he can do on his own the week-end of July 16th

...when you take a day off Monday 18th July to make sure you'll have time to read your book quickly and come back to the forum to discuss.


Thora - Jan 5, 2005 8:01 am (#711 of 2984)

...when you can use your interest in HP as a guage for if you are depressed or not, if I have little interest in HP and I want to hang up the phone on my sister or my doctor I know I am seriously depressed.

Thora

P.S. Quite interested today thank you.


Elanor - Jan 5, 2005 8:18 am (#712 of 2984)

...when you do understand Thora and are very happy she is fine!

...when you know that if you have your HP books, access to the Internet (and some chocolate), you're the happiest girl in the world though 5 minutes before you were feeling down because you just came back exhausted and stressed from work. Magic!

...when you thought this afternoon how you will be able to avoid the family feast that takes place each year about the 14th of July because you fear it will be on the 16th.

...when you read Septentrion's post and consider seeking her political asylum is something that awful happens or maybe renting a house in the middle of nowhere (no noise, no phone, no muggle to annoy you) to savor each and every page in peace.


septentrion - Jan 5, 2005 8:30 am (#713 of 2984)

You're welcome Elanor ! My flat's not too big but I could host you, plus I'd have someone to discuss HBP with. And hubby won't be able to tell he wasn't warned !


Elanor - Jan 5, 2005 8:52 am (#714 of 2984)

LOL! Thanks Sept! I pity the muggle who, oblivious of the danger, would put a toe in your flat and would try to interrupt our reading or discussion...


Liz Mann - Jan 5, 2005 4:53 pm (#715 of 2984)

...when you go to see a pantomime of Aladdin, and you get excited when they mention Harry Potter in one of the songs.

...when you also get excited when they use the word 'wotcher' because you immediately think of Tonks.

...when you are now wondering if they assume all the kids know that word because of OotP.

...when you are thinking about greeting everyone with wotcher.


septentrion - Jan 6, 2005 1:20 am (#716 of 2984)

...when you know your best friend will pay you a visit next summer and you know you'll make sure it won't be July 16th. Well, she's a really great friend but not a pottie. Elanor, I mean it : if you want to come in July, you'll be most welcome.


T Brightwater - Jan 6, 2005 8:20 am (#717 of 2984)

...when a boomslang (tree snake) turns up in another book and you immediately think of Polyjuice Potion.


Dr Filibuster - Jan 6, 2005 12:10 pm (#718 of 2984)

When you nod at the last post and wonder if T Brightwater is reading a No 1 Ladies Detective Agency story.

When Liz's post reminds you that Tim (Timrew) should have a pantomime ready by now. How many HP references will be in that one?


septentrion - Jan 6, 2005 12:43 pm (#719 of 2984)

That boomslang (tree snake) reminds me of something. Isn't it a reference to Ruth Rendell ?

...when you realise one of your co-workers is red-haired (although not naturally), plump and likes Harry Potter. I'll tell her she could be a Molly Weasley !

...when you ordered immediately that issue of Topic (published by the Washigton and Jefferson College) because it's about HP. The available information is on [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]


Elanor - Jan 6, 2005 12:50 pm (#720 of 2984)

...when you're really touched by Septentrion's invitation and understand perfectly the "muggle-free weekend" she wants to spent for the 16th of July (I'll email you tonight for telling you more Sept!)

...when you're playing Moody again (bad anckle->bad back->limping like old Moody) and, as you still have to take your class to the public library, you cheer you up by thinking "constant vigilance!" when explaining to the kids that they have to be careful in the streets.

...when, at the library, you take some seconds to see on which shelf are the HP books and you're happy just to see them there.

...when you are very pleasantly surprised to see that the library even has an English copy of PS though it is a small library and wonder if one of the librarians is a pottie... Hmm, investigation needed here...


Veritaserum - Jan 6, 2005 6:59 pm (#721 of 2984)

Okay, this is a long story so I'm not going to start it with when:

I'm doing this Catholic teen radio show right? And our topic this week was the Trinity, and one of the things we did was find examples of threes showing up in the world. So of course one of mine was HRH. Then when we were about to go on the air and were planning what we were saying, I demanded that we mention the HP thing, and everyone just kinda nodded and smiled. And then I got to mention Harry Potter on live radio!


Ludicrous Patents Office - Jan 6, 2005 8:25 pm (#722 of 2984)

sigh, only 190 more days....

When you ready the series in reverse order to see if you pick up more clues. LPO


freshwater - Jan 7, 2005 1:32 am (#723 of 2984)

...when you have never been a big fan of chocolate, but have, within the last few months, become convinced of its healing powers regarding stress, anxiety and aggrevation, and now keep a supply in your desk for when you're having "one of those days".

...when your penpal in Australia realizes that you are teasing him, and accuses you of "taking the mickey" out of him, and you feel honored....silly, I know.

...when a co-worker mentions that her kids like HP so you go on-line to show her the Lexicon and forum, and realize from her too,too polite reactions that she thinks you are a raving lunatic.

....when you don't particularly care. **smile**

...when you are going to see PoA one more time at the IMAX theatre tomorrow, and are very excited.


septentrion - Jan 7, 2005 5:19 am (#724 of 2984)

...when you're incredibly proud with yourself because you've just made the HP hangman on mugglenet and you found out Severus Snape without a single mistake !

...when you wish there'd be a "leclerc" store near to your home because they sell "galette des rois" (cakes for twelth night) with HP beans inside.


Snuffles - Jan 7, 2005 7:09 am (#725 of 2984)

When your little girl who's not 2 yet says the word Muggle. (sigh im so proud!)


T Brightwater - Jan 7, 2005 7:24 am (#726 of 2984)

...when Mma Potokwane in the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series reminds you of Molly Weasley. (Yes, Dr. Filibuster, you were correct!)


Julia. - Jan 7, 2005 7:40 am (#727 of 2984)

...When you see a painting and wonder why it's not moving.

...When you have an HP conversation with a random person on the train.


Mare - Jan 7, 2005 9:56 am (#728 of 2984)

..when you wish there'd be a "leclerc" store near to your home because they sell "galette des rois" (cakes for twelth night) with HP beans inside.

Really? I think I just found a reason for going to the centre tomorrow!


Thora - Jan 7, 2005 11:49 am (#729 of 2984)

...when you check the Lex before bed and end up staying up another hour, mostly because you keep thinking that you see the tentacles on the giant squid move and you have to know for sure.

... when someone says "that door that's slightly open" and your mind immediately flashes to the door in the mirror of erised reached by the hairband.

... when your quite proud of that potterhead moment.


Nicole Bloom - Jan 7, 2005 7:08 pm (#730 of 2984)

..when on your first day back in children's literature, your Professor turns to you and says: "Did you hear about the 16th? It's marked on my calender!"

...when you understand what she means by the 16th while the rest of the class is looking at the two of you with raised eyebrows.

...when your entire class calls you obessed and you reply, "Thank you."


Nicole Bloom - Jan 7, 2005 7:11 pm (#731 of 2984)

I forgot one.

...while browsing the mall you notice a store that is selling HP stuff and you see a Hogwarts crest that hangs on the wall.

...when you pout because you don't have the extra money to buy it.


Ludicrous Patents Office - Jan 7, 2005 9:18 pm (#732 of 2984)

When you swap HP release date stories with Middle Schoolers and they think you are crazy.

When the Middle Schoolers agree you are in the perfect job for your HP obsession: Middle School Librarian. LPO


The giant squid - Jan 7, 2005 11:50 pm (#733 of 2984)

you keep thinking that you see the tentacles on the giant squid move


Alas, earwax, I haven't mastered animation yet. Maybe Tomoe can give me some pointers...

--Mike


Catherine - Jan 8, 2005 11:13 am (#734 of 2984)

When you think that it would be really cool to see Mike's avatar move.

When you go to your local bookstore to reserve two copies of HBP and the teenager who takes your order looks as though you are a nutter.

When you have to explain that "Yes, I did say two copies" when he asks if you are sure.

When you have to explain that you did promise to love, honor and cherish your husband, but that does NOT extend to sharing your copy of HBP; hence, the need for two copies.

When he still looks at you like you are even nuttier than he first thought.

When he asks how I knew to come in so early to pre-order and I said, "Magic."


Helen Potterfan - Jan 8, 2005 2:12 pm (#735 of 2984)

When you say out of nowhere, "but it's only January! It's still six months and eight days away!"

When your husband says, "What???", then "Oh, Harry Potter".

When your husband can figure out that you're referring to HP because you've just spent two hours of your Saturday on the Forum rather than watching your favorite basketball team with him.

When you're counting down to the day an event that is more than six months away!


freshwater - Jan 8, 2005 2:29 pm (#736 of 2984)

...when you see a kimono robe with extravagant "Victorian" knotted-silk fringe and immediately think, "Trelawney".

....when you see PoA at IMAX for the second, and final, time and enjoy it thoroughly but are a bit sad because its leaving in 2 days.


Ludicrous Patents Office - Jan 8, 2005 5:21 pm (#737 of 2984)

LOL Catherine! I will be purchasing two copies also. I don't think I'll be able to give mine up long enough to let my husband read it for a long time. LPO


Thora - Jan 8, 2005 10:32 pm (#738 of 2984)

...when you spend hours working on a new pic for your Lexicon Advatar when you should be doing many more really important things.

Guess my priorities are in the right place, right?


Eponine - Jan 8, 2005 10:34 pm (#739 of 2984)

When you're playing Roller Coaster Tycoon and you're trying to come up with HP related names for all your rides.

When you're quite disgusted with yourself for not immediately realizing that The Shrieking Shack is a great name for the haunted house.


Nicole Bloom - Jan 9, 2005 11:40 am (#740 of 2984)

When watching the movie "The Village" and a character is introduced with the name Lucius you immediately think that he is the bad guy and are some what disappointed when he turns out to be a really good guy.


Liz Mann - Jan 9, 2005 11:58 am (#741 of 2984)

...when you see someone on a poster who has hair like Draco in the first two movies and think for a moment that it is Draco.

...when you read another book that gets you really excited about what's going to happen next, and worry that it might take over HP's role in your life. But I don't think it will because the ending was kind of disappointing.


Elanor - Jan 9, 2005 12:52 pm (#742 of 2984)

...when cooking you check the best-before date on an oil bottle and you see "15th of July 2005" and you smile thinking, "cool, nearly the 16th!" and suddenly July doesn't seem so far away.

...when the conversation during the dinner you were cooking for comes to squids and how to cook them and someone says that big ones scares her and you say "do you know there are giant squids as well?". Nobody caught the reference but it made you smile just the same!

...when asked about your plans for the year to come, you say that July will be very important with the HBP release and the Accio convention in England and people look at you with eyes like saucers but you don't care. Muggles.


Julia. - Jan 9, 2005 10:48 pm (#743 of 2984)

...When you just spent most of your evening playing with new HP sounds on your computer.

...When your computer now goes 'I solumly swear I am up to no good' when someone signs onto AIM

...When you r computer now goes 'Mischief manages' when someone signs off AIM.


septentrion - Jan 10, 2005 2:17 am (#744 of 2984)

...when you ask Julia where she found those sounds because you want them too...

...when your computer already says "welcone to another year at Hogwarts" when you switch it on, AOL says "there won't be any foolish wandwavig or silly incantation in this class" when you log in and "clearly fame isn't everything" when you've got mail.


Mare - Jan 10, 2005 2:22 am (#745 of 2984)

When you buy a complete gallette, just for the Harry Potter thingies inside it.

I cheated though, I lifted the top of to see what was inside...
I know have a cute little quidditch Harry standing next to my mini giant squid...

Now I have to stop myself from going back and buying more, because probably there wil be other figures to collect as well...


Kerrie-Louise - Jan 10, 2005 2:36 am (#746 of 2984)

...When you sit reading the Lexicon at work whilst blatently doing nothing else and the boss just sighs because he knows he won't stop you!


septentrion - Jan 10, 2005 3:14 am (#747 of 2984)

Marè, I suspect you've eaten "galette des rois". Well, you should consider yourself lucky, I founded no "galette des rois" with a Harry Potter "fève" (been, or thingy like Marè said) in any store near me...not that I didn't look for them, ready to get some pounds more (or to have hubby get some pounds more) just to get that HP thingy


Mare - Jan 10, 2005 3:35 am (#748 of 2984)

ready to get some pounds more (or to have hubby get some pounds more) just to get that HP thingy That was my problem exactly! And I don't have a hubby to feed the gallette to! Pity...


Thora - Jan 10, 2005 7:15 am (#749 of 2984)

...when your husband gets sent to another city to work for a week and you find true solace in that fact that you can let the house slide in favor of Potter-pursuits until friday!!!!!! YeeeHaaaa! (oops, my Nevada upbringing is showing)

...when you stop off at a class of 14 year olds at church to pull aside the one total potterhead so you can have a quick potter-fix, I think I'll do a party the release night, who cares if I'm the only person over 20 ... hmm... parchment paper.. wax seals... broomstick book marks...(walks away mumbling about candles)


T Brightwater - Jan 10, 2005 8:51 am (#750 of 2984)

Julia, that's hilarious! BTW, my friend loves the Gryffindor scarf; she's just disappointed that none of her Muggle friends have recognized it. Thanks for the lead!




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Julia. - Jan 10, 2005 10:36 am (#751 of 2984)

No problem T Bright. I'm glad to hear that your friend likes the scarf. No worries about the muggles not recognising it, very few have noticed mine either.

Sept, I got them from gryffindor_phan's LiveJournal. Scroll down about 4 posts until you see the one titled 'This Sounds Loffly.'


Marie E. - Jan 10, 2005 8:01 pm (#752 of 2984)

...when you buy HP things at Toys R Us from the 70% off bin when you are supposed to looking for a birthday gift for your daughter's friend.


Amilia Smith - Jan 10, 2005 8:34 pm (#753 of 2984)

… when your bumm ankle starts acting up earlier than usual, and your first thought is of Harry standing up to Lord Voldemort on his bumm ankle.

… when your second thought is of Elanor and her bumm ankle and bad back. (Any better yet?)

… when, suddenly, finishing out your 8 hr shift no longer seems like such a big deal.

Mills.


Madame Pomfrey - Jan 10, 2005 8:58 pm (#754 of 2984)

...when what you carry your change in in your purse is a Berties Botts every flavor bean bag.


Elanor - Jan 10, 2005 11:21 pm (#755 of 2984)

...when you read the forum at 7 a.m. before going to work for cheering you up and Amilia's post gives you a new perspective for the day to come. Thanks! I will think about it when it will become hard today. (BTW, it is not really better, yesterday after work, it just refused to bend anymore. I really hope yours will be better soon, take heart!)

...when you're so happy and proud to be part of such a wonderful family, your HP/forum family!


septentrion - Jan 11, 2005 1:08 am (#756 of 2984)

Thanks Julia for the tip.

Elanor, maybe you should replace your spine by a flexible Ollivander's wand : you'd have a magical back and you'd feel no more pain.


Mare - Jan 11, 2005 1:16 am (#757 of 2984)
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When you're soo proud that your brother sends you a link to a HP quiz!

It's a good one too! It really sorts you on charasteristics and on situations in the muggle world!

Which Hogwarts house will you be sorted into?

Your in-depth results are:

Hufflepuff - 14
Ravenclaw - 11
Gryffindor - 10
Slytherin - 8

Hufflepuff!! I'm so proud! (Allthough I still have to work on that hardworking though... Why couldn't it have been loyal, dependable and procrastinating?)


septentrion - Jan 11, 2005 2:57 am (#758 of 2984)

I'm mostly delighted with your test Marè : I've been sorted in Ravenclaw (and this is a real psychological test) and they say I'm "intelligent, witty and capable". The best compliments to me !

Which Hogwarts house will you be sorted into?

My in-depth results :
Ravenclaw 13
Hufflepuff 12
Gryffindor 9
Slytherin 7

Not far from Hufflepuff but what's important is to be at home !


Julia. - Jan 11, 2005 11:12 am (#759 of 2984)

Which Hogwarts house will you be sorted into?

My in-depth results are:

Hufflepuff - 15
Ravenclaw - 13
Gryffindor - 10
Slytherin - 7


Helen Potterfan - Jan 11, 2005 11:27 am (#760 of 2984)

When you immediately go to the sorting site and take the test, and when you realize that you didn't get the house designation you want, you immediately think that the sorting-hat.com quiz is better!

I'm a Ravenclaw! (click on "I'm a Ravenclaw" to take the test yourself)


T Brightwater - Jan 11, 2005 11:46 am (#761 of 2984)

I went there, took the quiz, and couldn't get it to sort me - guess I'm a Squib. :-( About how long does it usually take? Is everybody else using Internet Explorer? I'm using Netscape 7.1


Eponine - Jan 11, 2005 12:07 pm (#762 of 2984)

I couldn't get it to sort me either! I'm using Mozilla Firefox, maybe I should try it in IE.


Elanor - Jan 11, 2005 1:50 pm (#763 of 2984)

...when you can't resist doing the tests and, as usual, one (Marè's) sorts you in Ravenclaw and the other (Accio's) in Gryffindor. But the Sorting Hat hears student's wishes, doesn't he? So, I chose Gryffindor! (BTW, I use Internet explorer and it worked with it)

Thanks Septentrion, for the wand idea! The funniest is that my "wood for wand", according to JKR's site, would be vine, not the most flexible wood, I'm afraid, but Ollivander's a great wizard, he could do that...


Helen Potterfan - Jan 11, 2005 2:09 pm (#764 of 2984)

I'm also using IE. BTW, thanks, Marè, for sharing your site with us!


azi - Jan 11, 2005 3:05 pm (#765 of 2984)

Tsk, I took the test and got 15 for both Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff and it said was was a Hufflepuff...I don't want to be a Hufflepuff! Better questions than usual though, they weren't obviously one house or another most of the time. Great site Marè!


Liz Mann - Jan 11, 2005 3:27 pm (#766 of 2984)

Which Hogwarts house will you be sorted into?

My in-depth results were:

Hufflepuff - 16
Ravenclaw - 11
Gryffindor - 7
Slytherin - 7

...when you know that the test is right.


Thora - Jan 11, 2005 4:42 pm (#767 of 2984)

I'm Hufflepuff too, by both tests.

Hufflepuff - 17 Ravenclaw - 11 Gryffindor - 7 Slytherin - 7

Odd that our scores match, we need a slytherin to take it to see if it's really any good.

Thora


The giant squid - Jan 12, 2005 1:22 am (#768 of 2984)

Like sortinghat.com, this one put me in Ravenclaw.

Your in-depth results are:

Ravenclaw - 13
Hufflepuff - 12
Gryffindor - 9
Slytherin - 8

Looking at those top two, I'm kind of a Ravenpuff.

--Mike


Mare - Jan 12, 2005 2:23 am (#769 of 2984)

Hmm, I wonder if any of the die hard Slytherins could get sorted into their favourite house... Slytherinf doesn't seem to score very well...


Ydnam96 - Jan 12, 2005 8:54 am (#770 of 2984)

Hufflepuff - 17 Ravenclaw - 13 Gryffindor - 10 Slytherin - 6 I can handle that Smile Who doesn't want to be in Gryffindor though?

...when you suddenly hear "Riddikulus" as you are walking to lunch with several of your coworkers (as it is pouring down rain) and you turn around expecting to somehow see (magically maybe?) Lupin somewhere. And are bitterly dissapointed when you realize it's just your coworker commenting on the amount of rain that has fallen in the last week.


Prefect Marcus - Jan 12, 2005 7:53 pm (#771 of 2984)

When you have a dream where the Dursleys are driving Harry past Hogwarts and Harry sees the castle is under construction.

Wierd, I know.


Julia. - Jan 12, 2005 10:30 pm (#772 of 2984)

LOL Marcus. Weird, but very funny.

...When you're eating out and see a Crayola crayon called 'wisteria' and think of Wisteria Walk.

...When you then proceede to steal the crayon.


septentrion - Jan 13, 2005 3:09 am (#773 of 2984)

...when one of your first thoughts in the morning, just after waking up, is the number of days until HBP release.


Czarina II - Jan 13, 2005 9:25 am (#774 of 2984)

When you interpret this note:

"Dr. Moody has just brought in a whole bunch of Christmas candy—I expect each and every one of you to stop in and get some. Otherwise, you-know-who will be into them … . Help me on this one, OK?"

as Mad-Eye Moody bringing in a whole bunch of candy to 12GP and Molly Weasley encouraging all the Order members to eat some before Voldemort and the Death Eaters get it.


MoaningMyrtle101 - Jan 13, 2005 7:48 pm (#775 of 2984)

...when your dog responds more to the call of "Accio Doggie!" than to "Here, Stella!"


Ydnam96 - Jan 13, 2005 11:07 pm (#776 of 2984)

...when you are sort of confused by Czarina's above post because you didn't understand that the note was NOT about Harry Potter until you read it through several times.


Helen Potterfan - Jan 14, 2005 3:06 am (#777 of 2984)

Czarina II, That was great! I would have reacted the same way!

When your best friend tells you in an email that she's finally going to read the Harry Potter books and you're very excited and start to write a reply offering your books, but then delete that part because you're worried she won't return them before you want to re-read them this summer (because, of course, you want to re-read them all before the 16th so that everything is perfectly clear, even though you've read them several times and practically know them by heart already!).

When your second reason for not wanting to loan them out is that you're afraid that you may need them to look something up for the Forum or for Jo's web site!

When you sigh in relief when she emails that she has ordered the first three books herself!


Liz Mann - Jan 14, 2005 8:51 am (#778 of 2984)

I think I either dreamed this just before I woke up, or I was thinking about it just after when I was still half asleep.

...when you dream/imagine a plot for a fanfic wherein Harry sees Draco and his parents in Diagon Alley with Draco's sister (!). They are shopping for her school supplies for her first year at Hogwarts. The girl wanted to know why her mother had put sixty something towels down on the list of things to buy, and her mother said for when she starts swimming. The girl then asked something about what she'd meet in the lake, and Draco leaned over and audibly whispered, "The giant squid." The girl then said, "Ewwww!" I think that's where I woke up.


T Brightwater - Jan 14, 2005 8:52 am (#779 of 2984)

...when you grudgingly use Internet Explorer just so you can be properly sorted. (I'm a Mac devotee and dislike Microsoft.) Hufflepuff again!

Hufflepuff - 15 Ravenclaw - 14 Gryffindor - 8 Slytherin - 6


Elanor - Jan 14, 2005 1:12 pm (#780 of 2984)

...when you have to leave 23 kids alone in a classroom for helping a boy whose nose was bleeding (no nosebleed nougat involved) and you warn them in dead earnest that the first of them who would try and move a toe when I'm not there won't forget it and afterwards you realize Mme Hooch would have been proud of you!


Veritaserum - Jan 14, 2005 3:05 pm (#781 of 2984)

...when you are disappointed in the most recent sorting hat quiz for putting you in Hufflepuff, because none of those questions have ever happened to me, so how do I know what I'd do.

...when the fact that in second by three points you made Ravenclaw-- yes!


Acceber - Jan 14, 2005 3:07 pm (#782 of 2984)

I got Hufflepuff on the sorting quiz. I'm surprised.

...when you automatically started to put an ellipsis to begin this message. I realized I didn't need it.

...when you're watching a boring movie in science and you snap back to reality when you see the words "The Giant Squid" on the screen. Now why would Dumbledore be featured in a movie about earthquakes?

...when you are both outraged, puzzled and hysteric about your sister's after school program doing Sorcerer's Stone for their annual play. I started reading the script this morning and it's nothing like the book.

...when you continue to get compliments on your Gryffindor scarf and this makes you very happy.

...when you haven't had any Harry dreams in a while and you're annoyed.

...when you've been reading a chapter of GoF before going to bed to help you fall asleep. I read somewhere that reading before bed calms you down, and watching TV or being on the computer does the opposite.


Eponine - Jan 14, 2005 3:42 pm (#783 of 2984)

...when you are both outraged, puzzled and hysteric about your sister's after school program doing Sorcerer's Stone for their annual play. I started reading the script this morning and it's nothing like the book. -Acceber

Is that even allowed? I seem to remember reading something about how a dance class full of five year olds was not allowed to do a dance based on HP because it was copyright infringement. The official spokespeople said that it was regrettable, but they couldn't allow even something as small as that because then others would start doing things as well.


Liz Mann - Jan 14, 2005 4:03 pm (#784 of 2984)

...when you took the sorting hat quiz on the official site and got put in Ravenclaw, and then retook it to get try and get Gryffindor.


MickeyCee3948 - Jan 14, 2005 4:04 pm (#785 of 2984)

I'm guilty Liz Mann but how did you know.

Mikie


I Am Used Vlad - Jan 15, 2005 8:34 am (#786 of 2984)

I didn't like that sorting quiz. It seems to put everyone in either Hufflepuff(1st for me) or Ravenclaw(2nd). There have to be Slytherins and Gryffindors among us.


Helen Potterfan - Jan 15, 2005 12:48 pm (#787 of 2984)

I think the guru web sites asks questions that lead many people to Hufflepuff because they seem to be more morally based than other quizzes. I do like that the site gives the breakdown of each house, but I find the questions problematic. The sortinghat.com quiz, on the other hand, is fairly easy to manipulate if you want a certain outcome because it's sometimes obvious which house is represented by which choice.

...When you're so obsessed with sorting that the above conversation even takes place!


Denise P. - Jan 15, 2005 3:45 pm (#788 of 2984)

when you see the BIG Lego Knight Bus on sale for a mere $15 and you point it out to your husband with the comment (and strong hint) "That would be a NICE present!"


Acceber - Jan 17, 2005 9:42 am (#789 of 2984)

Eponine-yes I think it is allowed. The director writes the script himself, basing it loosely on the book. They've done many other plays like this in the past and I haven't heard of anything illegal regarding the shows. Examples of other plays done include The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland, The Hobbit, Yellow Submarine (not a book, but a movie), and The Zorax (or whatever the Dr. Seuss book is called where they make the scarf things and cut down all the trees).


haymoni - Jan 17, 2005 11:00 am (#790 of 2984)

when you are watching the Tsunami Relief concert and wonder why Madonna is trying so hard to look like JK Rowling.


Star Crossed - Jan 17, 2005 1:13 pm (#791 of 2984)

...when for some reason, you knew exactly what people were talking about when they said, "The fourth one is coming out in June." Even though it couldn't be the fourth movie since that's coming out in November, but it couldn't be the book since that comes out in July and it's the sixth one. Funny thing was that they were talking about GoF. Always good to set people correct. Very Happy


Eponine - Jan 17, 2005 5:05 pm (#792 of 2984)

Denise, where did you see the Lego bus on sale for so cheap? That would be a great present!

When you're tempted to buy the Harry Potter valentines at Walmart for no other reason than just to possess them.


Julia. - Jan 17, 2005 6:33 pm (#793 of 2984)

Er, Becca, it's The Lorax.


Kerrie-Louise - Jan 18, 2005 1:23 am (#794 of 2984)

When you hated lego as a child but now own all of the Harry Potter lego except for the first edition Hagrids Hut and you still look on Ebay in the hope of getting it! (And i've run out of room on my shelves!!)


Snuffles - Jan 18, 2005 2:38 am (#795 of 2984)

Funny enough i was looking on ebay.co.uk yesterday and noticed Hagrids hut, if you hurry Kerrie-Louise.......


Julia. - Jan 18, 2005 6:24 pm (#796 of 2984)

This one belongs to my friend Michelle, but it's too good not to share with you guys.

...When you're on the plane and you're reading OoP over the person sitting next to you's shoulder.

...When after half an hour of this they finally look up and you act as though this is perfectally normal.


I Am Used Vlad - Jan 18, 2005 8:38 pm (#797 of 2984)

LOL, Julia. The last time I was on a plane I had an aisle seat, and the girl on the other side of the aisle was reading OotP. I kept looking over to see what part of the book she was at. She never noticed. :-)


Kerrie-Louise - Jan 19, 2005 1:37 am (#798 of 2984)

(this one is my husbands not mine) .. when you are on the London underground late at night and you hear two teenage girls crying, saying "I can't believe she killed him" and knowing that they're talking about Sirius Black. Then to prove that you're a caring sort of person going over there and talking with them about it to help make them feel better. This gets scarier as they took each others phone numbers and now we all meet up to compare notes on Harry Potter!


The giant squid - Jan 19, 2005 3:37 am (#799 of 2984)

Kerrie-Louise, if you ever find that first edition Hagrid's Hut, let me know. It's the only one from the first set I'm missing as well!

...When you buy the HP Legos for your wife because she was the first one to get into HP, but then chomp at the bit because she hasn't put most of them together yet & you want to see what they look like!

--Mike


Kerrie-Louise - Jan 19, 2005 6:32 am (#800 of 2984)

Giant Squid They look great when put together! There is a Original Hagrids Hut on e-bay but it's opened and has no box and I'm a bit of a purist as I like to have the original instructions and box to pack them back into when I move! It's also a bit expensive for a non boxed product!



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Liz Mann - Jan 20, 2005 2:30 pm (#801 of 2984)

...when you have another HP-related dream. It was a couple of nights ago, so I hope I can remember... I think I was looking for a house or place to live or something, and there were four that I was looking at - one had something to do with Gryffindor, one with Ravenclaw, one with Hufflepuff and one with Slytherin. And this man (who lived in my real house instead of me) gave me a key to get into the Slytherin one. I put it in a keyhole in the wall of a house a couple down from mine, and a tiny light or something came out of it, moved along to the next house (the one next door to me) and a small doorway appeared in the wall. We went in (not sure who I was with) and we were in a large underground chamber with lots of rock and I think emerald walls above and around the doorway. It was quite magnificent, actually. We all liked it, but I said something about how it must have been formed when the chamber of secrets collapsed and the rock might not be stable. So we went back to the man and asked for the keys to the other three places, so that we could be sure we made the right choice. He gave them to us, and we did the same thing with the next key (which was for Hufflepuff) as the last one. This time a small opening appeared on the wall of my own house. I said something about wondering if the guy who lived there knew about it. The opening was so small we had to crawl through, and there only seemed to be a small kind of storage space inside, but then I looked up and there was a small hole in the roof. So I put my finger in, pulled and it came away. Then I climbed up through it, and went down some wooden steps into a small office-type room. It was really cozy. But there were two men in there already, who I think were supposed to be the current owners. They said they'd leave, though. Then we were going to go look at the Gryffindor one, but the stairs collapsed while I me and someone else was on them, and the other person grabbed my foot and I grabbed onto a rail on the wall at the top, but the rail came away and we both slid back down. Then we lay there laughing our heads off at what had happened, which was when I woke up.

...when you are sitting here typing this when you should be writing an essay that's due in tomorrow.


Thora - Jan 20, 2005 4:23 pm (#802 of 2984)

...when after reading Liz's Post you are about as upset as she must have been to not finish the dream.

... when the worst of the bombardment of crazy dreams you've had lately was about logging on to the Lexicon and seeing that HBP is out, you don't have it and now can't get it because it's to late. Now that's a dream you'll get up for a 3 am feeding to avoid. I've never been so relieved to wake up to a crying baby.

... when your 4 year old keeps a plastic rat on her dressing table and calls it scabbers (I cringe when she kisses it good night) and she tells you she wants to be Hermione for Halloween again. Bless her.


azi - Jan 21, 2005 9:12 am (#803 of 2984)

...when you include Harry Potter in your general studies exam essay. If you're gonna fail it, you might as well fail it in style. Smile I'm beginning to wish we actually had proper general studies lessons before the exam so I could have learnt someting for it...instead we had about 8 half hour sessions with an extremely funny teacher who did nothing but insult the world of politics. Twas fun though.

...when you insist on putting a witch on a broomstick in a random picture you and your friend are drawing, even though it contains a tractor and various farmyard animals. The cow even had sunglasses...


Ydnam96 - Jan 21, 2005 9:27 am (#804 of 2984)

...when you see the newscast involves a bunch of giant squids (which aren't all that giant to me) have died and washed ashore in the LA area and all you can think of is "The Giant Squid" in HP and how I don't want DD to die.


Elanor - Jan 21, 2005 9:40 am (#805 of 2984)

...when you have to get prepared for going to work but you're late because you've read the new posts on the forum while having breakfast...

...when you don't care about that because it was the perfect way of starting the day but change your mind seeing yourself in the mirror because you know at once that you would definitely need this hair lotion Hermione used in GoF...

...when you give up fighting the tufts on your hair, then decide that today you will have an "à la" Harry hairstyle and that, in the world of your own, this is very trendy!


Julia. - Jan 21, 2005 10:11 am (#806 of 2984)

...When your English professor asks for an anagram and you suggest Tom Malovlo Riddle=I Am Lord Voldemort.


Liz Mann - Jan 21, 2005 10:35 am (#807 of 2984)

...when you see the newscast involves a bunch of giant squids (which aren't all that giant to me) have died and washed ashore in the LA area and all you can think of is "The Giant Squid" in HP and how I don't want DD to die.

Oh no! Foreshadowing!


Acceber - Jan 21, 2005 2:53 pm (#808 of 2984)

Thanks Julia. I was close, wasn't I?

...when you want to get Gryffindor colors for your braces, but your orthodontist's office doesn't have a proper red color or a gold color . I got turquoise and black to show my Slytherin side.

...when you misread "murderers" as Marauders.

...when your friend is showing off her hand-knit blue and yellow striped scarf, someone comments that it looks like a Hogwarts scarf, and she says, "No, not really, but Rebecca has one." Which I do and I'm overjoyed that she remembered.

I had more to put here, I seriously did. Guess I should start writing these down...


Ludicrous Patents Office - Jan 21, 2005 8:40 pm (#809 of 2984)

When the dinner discussion revolves around how many HBP books we must buy so no one has to wait.

When you are so proud the husband wants one of his own!

When you and your friends are making plans for pre HBP celebrations. LPO


freshwater - Jan 21, 2005 9:57 pm (#810 of 2984)

...when you are browsing on eBay on are thrilled to see an invisability cloak for sale! LOL :-P Check it out!

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Liz Mann - Jan 22, 2005 7:29 am (#811 of 2984)

Oh, I hope no one bids on that. That person really seems to think that people are stupid! "It's stuck in invisible mode." Honestly!

Although, it seems that someone is stupid because someone asked them if it's big enough to fit a nine year old boy and what it's measurements are!


librarian314 - Jan 22, 2005 8:41 am (#812 of 2984)

...when your five year old daughter, looks up into the night sky and upon seeing the waxing gibbous moon, asks, "Is it Lupin night, tonight?" and your correctly determine that she's asked if it's full moon tonight.

...when the same darling daughter and I have detailed conversations about dementors, Animagi, and werewolves over breakfast. (She's not quite six and she's asked what happens to the souls the dementors have sucked when a dementor dies.)

*michelle the librarian**


Liz Mann - Jan 22, 2005 10:30 am (#813 of 2984)

Good question! You should get her on the forum.


septentrion - Jan 22, 2005 12:18 pm (#814 of 2984)

...when you need a calendar and buy it with dragons because it was the closest to the Potterverse you could find


Thora - Oct 27, 2004 1:57 pm (#815 of 2984)

...when the last 30 min of your sister's Bridal shower is devoted to HP conversations, she found the perfect actress for Umbridge. I told people about the Lexicon and JKR's site, it was great.

Thora


freshwater - Jan 22, 2005 6:43 pm (#816 of 2984)

Re: invisibility cloak on eBay....I'm sure it's just a joke, Liz, not fraud. The seller is selling other HP items and I suppose thought this would be a funny ad....made me smile! **grin**


Ludicrous Patents Office - Jan 22, 2005 9:41 pm (#817 of 2984)

Septentrion I have a dragon calender also! LPO


septentrion - Jan 23, 2005 3:03 am (#818 of 2984)

LPO, perhaps we have the same ? mine is "the magical world of Peter Pracownik", edited by ARA Editions.


Liz Mann - Jan 23, 2005 9:14 am (#819 of 2984)

freshwater - Well, at least no one bid on it.


Ludicrous Patents Office - Jan 23, 2005 7:55 pm (#820 of 2984)

Septentrion my is by Ciruelo Cabral Tide-Mark Press Ltd. It is the only one I could find. I will keep an eye out for Peter Pracownik. LPO


septentrion - Jan 24, 2005 2:21 am (#821 of 2984)

...when your husband insists on buying a blue jumper for himself and you just accept because it's Ravenclaw colour.


Julia. - Jan 24, 2005 1:41 pm (#822 of 2984)

...When you are thrilled beyond belief to discover that a girl in your 18th century and Restoration Lit. class is named Emma Watson.


Elanor - Jan 24, 2005 2:51 pm (#823 of 2984)

...when you have to give your class to a substitute for the day because you're sick and you leave her your lessons plans but afterwards, on your sofa, you wonder if she will follow them or do a "à la" Snape standing in...

...when you know that doesn't matter since you're not a werewolf and take that as a hint that you should sleep! Nox...


Liz Mann - Jan 25, 2005 3:38 pm (#824 of 2984)

...when you are very angry at reading the following on The Snitch:

The Munich Youth Commission, which is "responsible for protecting children" has issued a report that deems Harry Potter books as inappropriate for children:

"We are aware of the growing concern of parents and strongly criticise children’s agencies in Ireland like Childline, Barnardos and the ISPCC for their failure to expose the danger to children from these books.

We want the Government and the churches to investigate these revelations. The novels tell a complex and dark story which leaves readers in a state of mind somewhere between anxiety and rage.

Gabriele Kuby’s book, Harry Potter - Good or Evil, is in no doubt that the Harry Potter series is a long-term project to change our culture. Hogwarts, the school for magic and witchcraft, is a closed-off school of violence and cruelty, of curses and spells, blood sacrifices, disgust and possession.

The world of humanity is debased - the world of witches and magicians is glorified. Everything which is supernatural is deemed demonic. Divine symbols are perverted.

In these books no one wants to do good. Since they engage in systematic destruction of belief in a loving God, their use in schools is intolerable. Parents should vet books being imposed on their children by the media. Harry Potter books are all about media hype, greed and exploitation of children.

It's reports like that that make fans angry, not the books themselves. I hope none of these anti-Harry Potter people try to sabotage any of the book launches.


timrew - Jan 25, 2005 4:03 pm (#825 of 2984)

Double, double, toil and trouble,
Something wicked this way comes!

Since they engage in systematic destruction of belief in a loving God, their use in schools is intolerable.

Huh!??


Snuffles - Jan 25, 2005 4:03 pm (#826 of 2984)

When you share Liz's anger and shout to The Munich Youth Commission to "Get a life!!"


Emily - Jan 25, 2005 4:04 pm (#827 of 2984)

..when you read 'nut' as 'knut'.

OMG! JKR's daughter has the same birthday as me! *is insanely happy*


Julia. - Jan 25, 2005 6:34 pm (#828 of 2984)

Wow Emily, think you have enough smilies in there? Happy birthday! Have a butterbeer on me. *hands Emily butterbeer*


Archangel - Jan 25, 2005 9:17 pm (#829 of 2984)
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...when you're in a meeting and your supervisor says "How's C.O.S?" and you immediately think of Slytherin's chamber even though he's asking about the application that your team is building.

...when your colleague happily replies to that, "Everything is good. Just continuing the work." and you immediately think of Salazar's "noble" work


Ludicrous Patents Office - Jan 25, 2005 9:41 pm (#830 of 2984)

When you can never look at a beautiful full moon the same again, poor Remus. LPO


septentrion - Jan 26, 2005 12:51 am (#831 of 2984)

When you too have thought of Remus these days...We seem to have stuff in common, LPO, beside our obsession.

When you're jealous of Emily because she has a Jo-related birthday. Happy birthday Emily ! Enjoy it !


Nicole Bloom - Jan 26, 2005 9:47 am (#832 of 2984)

...when you're glad to have been given a three hour break from classes because it allows to catch up on the lexicon you've been missing terribly since school started again.


azi - Jan 26, 2005 10:00 am (#833 of 2984)

...when you realise during your exams that your head is getting closer and closer to the table like Snape's was in OoP. I don't care really, it was comfy. I failed the exam though - ran out of time and didn't answer 16 marks out of 60...not good but resitting should be ok.


Emily - Jan 26, 2005 3:24 pm (#834 of 2984)

...when you would like to thank Julia and Septentrion. (Trying to stay on-topic there.)

...when, despite the fact that you have an essay to write in addition to other bits of homework, your on the forum, the lexicon, TLC, etc.

...when you start slipping Brittish words from the HP books into everyday conversation, and don't care when people look at you weird(ly?) Also, when your friens have started using the same Brittish terms because of you.


Julia. - Jan 26, 2005 7:42 pm (#835 of 2984)

...When for the first time on the UConn campus you see someone else with a Gryffindor scarf!

...When you tell this person that you like her scarf, and are pleased to hear her reply of 'thanks, I like yours too'

...When after walking outside in a snowstorm, you walk into Hillel and proclaim 'it's snowing hipporgiffs!'

...When you are pleased to report that two people today pointed out that I have an unhealthy obsession with HP. Perhaps they thought I didn't know?


Ludicrous Patents Office - Jan 26, 2005 8:20 pm (#836 of 2984)

When you think of how excited Mr. Weasley would be with our Forum. We can share with people all over the world about our obsession. In the process we find a lot more in common than HP, Septentrion! LPO


freshwater - Jan 26, 2005 8:43 pm (#837 of 2984)

...when you see a cute patchwork pillow with the word "Petunia", and, even though you like both the flower and the pillow, you know you could never stand to have that word sitting on your couch.


Star Crossed - Jan 27, 2005 4:55 am (#838 of 2984)

...when, even though you are a true American, you finally found out what a 'jumper' is in America. I've been using the British one all this time!

...when you're trying to set up something to do for the release of the HBP. I already pre-ordered my book at a bookstore, but they don't have parties. They won't even open any earlier. So I'm thinking about dragging my newly permit-gotten friend and finding a party. Very Happy

...when playing a game in Drama where you have to pantomime an object, you think about getting a wand, but figured some of the silly muggles wouldn't get it.


Liz Mann - Jan 27, 2005 11:30 am (#839 of 2984)

...when it's 6.30pm, you have a 2000 word essay due tomorrow that's not even a quarter done, plus another assignment that you still have a third of left to do, and you can't work because your head's too full of Potter.


Thora - Jan 27, 2005 1:04 pm (#840 of 2984)

...when you know someone and like them quite well until you find out they dissapprove of their daughter's HP addiction, it's surprising how much that changes things.


Elanor - Jan 27, 2005 1:25 pm (#841 of 2984)

...when you read the "vote thread" among others when you came back from work and, later, when watching the weather forecast on TV, you yelled "LIAR" (in English) to the forecast guy that was saying weather should become milder tomorrow.

...when you laughed all alone after that remembering it was a quote from Harry you just read on the vote thread...


Thora - Jan 27, 2005 4:58 pm (#842 of 2984)

...when your husband is useing up all your bandwidth, so your internet is running slow and when you load up JKR.com the pen cup is missing and you almost have a heart attack thinking it's an update. Good thing I thought to refresh the page before raising the alarm...

Thora


Marie E. - Jan 27, 2005 6:46 pm (#843 of 2984)

...when this week's issue of Weekly Reader for kindergarteners has a picture of a snowy owl on it and you can't help mentioning Harry Potter to the class. Incidently, out of ten students only one hasn't seen any of the movies.


Ludicrous Patents Office - Jan 27, 2005 8:49 pm (#844 of 2984)

When you delight in announcing to every class that comes into the library when the HBP comes out.

When teaching elements of fantasy I can use Harry and the kids all understand what I'm talking about.


Elanor - Jan 28, 2005 2:13 pm (#845 of 2984)

...when you have to drive on a road covered with snow, one thing you really fear, and you say to yourself for cheering you up "Okay, just imagine snow is a boggart" and you remember movie Lupin saying "Be brave, face your fear!".

...when thinking to that really cheers you up! (BTW, I told you that forecast guy was a liar... "milder" he said. Those Muggles...)


azi - Jan 28, 2005 2:47 pm (#846 of 2984)

I wish I had snow...a day off college would be nice...Smile

...when you can't bring yourself to respond to your fathers comment that Harry Potter has ginger hair. He was teasing my brother because he's getting glasses and remarked that with them and his ginger hair he would look like HP. Needless to say, I was mortifed. Even my mother knows Harry has black hair.

...when you're in the supermarket and you see the Harry Potter cake mix and really want to get it, even though it's more money than all the others (the way they rip us off, eh?). My mum just said, 'Why do you want it? It's got *him* on it. You hate him.' I replied, 'It doesn't matter, it's only a cartoon version.' (Him is Daniel Radcliffe, I complain to my mum about him frequently)


Acceber - Jan 28, 2005 4:16 pm (#847 of 2984)

...when you sister is complaining about the way Gryffindor is spelled (she called it "weird") and you reel off G-R-Y-F-F-I-N-D-O-R in a few seconds flat.

...when you're proud that your friend pointed at your Gryffindor scarf and said, "Hey, that's a Gryffindor scarf."

...when she says she'd want a Slytherin one and she asks you all about where you got yours.

...when you promise to get her one for her birthday, which is in June, but no matter.


Archangel - Jan 28, 2005 7:55 pm (#848 of 2984)

... When you find your kid sister reading your old copy of GoF because she has nothing better to do or read and she says she's enjoying it and you're thrilled because you've "converted" a member of your family (I'm still working on my other sister; my parents I've given up on!)

... When you wish you knew how to play Quidditch because the weather's just perfect - not too hot or humid, there's a mild breeze, and the sky's absolutely blue

... When you wish you know a good household cleaning spell so that you don't have to clean the house when you could be playing tennis instead


septentrion - Jan 29, 2005 1:54 am (#849 of 2984)

...when you're disappointed you can't find HP sheet for a two persons bed, only for single person beds ! The best would be Snape sheet for two persons bed


Archangel - Jan 29, 2005 7:18 am (#850 of 2984)

... When you saw a Harry Potter Rubic's Cube and stared at it so hard that the sales lady thought you were solving the puzzle mentally



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Elanor - Jan 29, 2005 10:21 am (#851 of 2984)

...when you smile reading Archangel's post because you think that "solving the puzzle mentally" is what we're trying to do here... (HP Rubic's cube BTW? it sounds funny!)

...when reading Azi's post, you wonder if her brother looks like Percy with his glasses and ginger hair...


Veritaserum - Jan 29, 2005 12:55 pm (#852 of 2984)

...When you never realized "ginger" hair was the same as red hair until you watched the PoA interviews, and now you must rethink your mental picture of Crookshanks

(btw, do the british editions say red or ginger hair? or both?)


Ydnam96 - Jan 29, 2005 4:35 pm (#853 of 2984)

...when you want to know where one can buy the Harry Potter Rubix cube!


Archangel - Jan 29, 2005 7:46 pm (#854 of 2984)

(Ydnam96, I saw the HP Rubik's cube in a local kid shop however you might find something similar like this in eBay. The cube I saw, though, was 3x3, I think this is just 2X2.)

... When you are soooo nervous because you want the tennis player you support badly to win the Australian Open that you tell yourself that this must be how Hermione felt everytime she watches Harry's matches.

... When you bought a PS2 game called "Fullmetal Alchemist and Broken Angel" just because it has alchemy on its title and you think of the Alchemy thread here in the Lex (BTW, the story is quite good although the gameplay leaves much to be desired.)

... When you really, really, really want time to go by so fast so that you'd stop feeling anxious about waiting for the men's final that you wish you had Hermione's time-turner


Veritaserum - Jan 29, 2005 11:07 pm (#855 of 2984)

Out of curiosity, who were you rooting for?


Archangel - Jan 29, 2005 11:56 pm (#856 of 2984)
Edited by Jan 29, 2005 10:56 pm

I'm rooting for Marat. Smile


Archangel - Jan 30, 2005 4:41 am (#857 of 2984)

... When your bet for Australian Open won (yes Marat won!!!) and you are so happy that you feel you could produce a patronus that will illuminate the whole world! (I can sleep now!) Smile


Liz Mann - Jan 30, 2005 1:41 pm (#858 of 2984)

btw, do the british editions say red or ginger hair? or both?)

They say red.


freshwater - Jan 30, 2005 2:09 pm (#859 of 2984)

....when you feel lucky beyond belief that one of your third grade students got SS/PS for Christmas and loved it...then raced through CoS...and has recently finished PoA: 3 HP books within a month?! Woo-hoo! Looks like a Pottie in the making! Now I can show him the website for the Lexicon and Mugglenet and The Leaky Cauldron and, of course, JKR's site and the WB site......**big grin**


Ludicrous Patents Office - Jan 30, 2005 2:13 pm (#860 of 2984)

Congratulations Freshwater! Isn't that what teaching is all about? Handing down our knowledge to the next generation. I'm glad you are doing such a good job! LPO


Elanor - Jan 30, 2005 3:05 pm (#861 of 2984)

...when you are happy for Archangel (was it a corporeal patronus? )and Freshwater (congratulations!)

...when having dinner at your brother's you tell him that you love his fireplace but wonder where he keeps his Floo Powder...

...when he smiles hearing that and does not tell you you're hopeless...


Catherine - Jan 30, 2005 5:34 pm (#862 of 2984)

When you regret that your fireplace has gas logs, and may not be connected with the Floo Network.

When you are thrilled that Freshwater can watch a Potter obsession unfold.

When you are still annoyed that your local bookstore will not allow you to preorder the audio version of HBP, even though you were able to for OoP.

When your friends have already rolled their eyes and declared you a "Nutter" for proudly proclaiming your intention to attend the midnight release of HBP.

When your mother looks at the Forum and says, "What do you do here? I don't get it."

When you still really love your Mom.

EDIT: When you casually mention that your "Patronus" comes in the form of a shih-tzu, and your mom says, "What you done with the dog's hair now?"

When, even then, you still love your mom.


Veritaserum - Jan 30, 2005 5:59 pm (#863 of 2984)

...when you're delighted that your friends remark that the streetlights in your neighborhood look like the ones in Harry Potter

...when you're puzzled because you can't remember if you've made that connection before


Amilia Smith - Jan 30, 2005 9:00 pm (#864 of 2984)

… when you win a whiskey flask as a door prize at a Burns Night and are tickled pink even though you don't drink, because now you can have your own private flask just like Moody.

… when you get back from a long trip and start checking the threads before you bother unpacking.

Mills.


Ydnam96 - Jan 30, 2005 10:25 pm (#865 of 2984)

...when you first thought after reading Amilia's post is if she will have her new flask inscribed with "Mad Eye" or "Moody" (cause I'm pretty sure I would have it inscribed!)

edit: ooooooh or "Constant Vigilance!"


The giant squid - Jan 31, 2005 2:55 am (#866 of 2984)

...When a coworker reveals that he's a HP fan and the first words out of your mouth are, "Let me get you the web address to a Forum I post on."

...When the two of you spend the next half hour causing another coworker's eyes to glaze over from HP overload.

...When even though you already liked this coworker a great deal, you find that after tonight you have a much deeper respect for him.

--Mike


Snuffles - Jan 31, 2005 4:34 am (#867 of 2984)

When you are looking in the telephone directory and you come accross the surname 'Hagger' and your coworker's cant understand why you are laughing!


Elanor - Feb 1, 2005 2:20 pm (#868 of 2984)

...when, in your English class, you are teaching simple instructions (turn around, stand up, pick up your pen...) including "Jump!" and you can't help but think "a stupid thing to do really" while saying it.

...when you also think "no need for an Imperius Curse here" since it was more difficult to make the kids stop doing it than jumping first...


Veritaserum - Feb 1, 2005 6:10 pm (#869 of 2984)

...when you see the chemical formula CoS and immediately think of book two

...when you write this down in your planner so as not to forget it

...when "lex: CoS" in your book looks like some code phrase and makes you feel like a spy.


septentrion - Feb 2, 2005 5:32 am (#870 of 2984)

...when asked which colour you want for your folder at work, you answer "Harry Potter".


Thora - Feb 2, 2005 12:08 pm (#871 of 2984)

...when you wonder which will be a more effective hint for valentines, leaving the Alivan's site up on your husband's screen or saying "if only I had a wand..." every time your husband asks for something. Hmmmm, both perhaps?


Elanor - Feb 2, 2005 2:29 pm (#872 of 2984)

...when reading about Nicolas Flamel in a French book you can't help but pronounce the "s" of Nicolas, though you shouldn't (he was French and we say [nicola]). I think I saw PS too often...


Eponine - Feb 2, 2005 2:29 pm (#873 of 2984)

When you see a headline that says "HP claims to have technology to replace the transistor," and it takes you a second to realize they're NOT talking about Harry Potter.


Star Crossed - Feb 2, 2005 6:10 pm (#874 of 2984)

...when your English teacher talks about Gunga Din and you keep picturing him as Dobby.


Julie Aronson - Feb 3, 2005 1:52 pm (#875 of 2984)

...when you go on a tour of Biltmore and notice that almost all of the fireplaces are large enough to stand in, and then almost reflexively look for the flower pot of floo powder.


Eponine - Feb 3, 2005 2:54 pm (#876 of 2984)

Ooh...isn't Biltmore wonderful?

When you're really hoping one of your new students will say something about HP so you can share all the great stuff that's out here.


haymoni - Feb 3, 2005 5:30 pm (#877 of 2984)

when you read the exercises suggested to Julia to help her ankle. You get to the one that says have someone throw things to you and all you can think of is Peeves chucking things at Harry while he tried to learn the Summoning Charm.


Ydnam96 - Feb 3, 2005 10:09 pm (#878 of 2984)

When you are sad that when you went to the Biltmore you noticed the size of the fireplaces but didn't think about the Floo System and think you must be a bad Harry Potter fan Sad

And when you are so jealous of those other fans out there who live in Britian or other European countries because you wish you lived around places that look like or are castles cause you would go and just pretend that you are at Hogwarts Smile


Catherine - Feb 4, 2005 2:29 pm (#879 of 2984)

While you knock a roll of paper towels into a lit candle and have a clear image of what Fawkes's Burning Day seemed like to Harry.

When you wish you had Extinguishing spells at the ready.


Liz Mann - Feb 5, 2005 6:39 am (#880 of 2984)

...when you come back from the hairdressers almost looking like you haven't been at all, and are reminded of Harry.


Thora - Feb 5, 2005 9:10 am (#881 of 2984)

...when you spend hours and hours on then mew Sims 2 game your husband bought you building a HP themed house.

...when you dream that due to a mix up in shipping you receive HBP on cd a week before the release date and you listen to it feeling the guilty the whole time because you didn't post about it on the Lex. (I had this huge conflict about not spoiling it for you all, but wanting desparately to talk about everything in detail.)

Thora


T Brightwater - Feb 5, 2005 10:08 am (#882 of 2984)

when a friend tells you about trying to delete some old digital photos on his computer, only to have the computer copy them multiple times instead, and the first thing you think of is the Wildfire Whizbangs and "Oh, I hope she tries Vanishing them next..."


Veritaserum - Feb 5, 2005 11:41 am (#883 of 2984)

...when you refer to the way your hair gets fuzzy and big when you let it air dry as your "Hermione hair"


GryffEndora - Feb 5, 2005 1:28 pm (#884 of 2984)

When you discover the pencil cup on your desk knocked over and think, "Oh, I guess Peeves just came through"


Liz Mann - Feb 5, 2005 4:58 pm (#885 of 2984)

Thora - I love The Sims 2. It's distracting me from most other things right now.


Ydnam96 - Feb 6, 2005 12:37 am (#886 of 2984)

When you are playing a game (Apples to Apples) and you get a card that says "Giant Squid" and you laughed out loud because you automatically thought of The Giant Squid- both the one on this forum and the one in the books!


septentrion - Feb 7, 2005 11:54 am (#887 of 2984)

when you stop dead in front of a cake-shop because, in their window, you see a cake with a beautiful picture of Harry in PoA designed on almond paste. Too bad the store was closed !


Elanor - Feb 7, 2005 12:45 pm (#888 of 2984)

...when you know Septentrion will go and have another look at that cake-shop one of those days...

...when you plan to make masks with the kids of your class because of Mardi Gras and, searching for patterns, you find some owl and raccoon ones and you chose the owl one at once.

...when you're very proud to say that, on tomorrow afternoon, you will have an owlery that will nearly match Hogwarts' instead of a class... (too bad my "birds" are diurnal ones; racket and "pecks" are for sure!)


Julia. - Feb 7, 2005 2:00 pm (#889 of 2984)

...When reading the following poem...

Little Jack Horner
Sat in a corner
Wating his Christmas pie
He stuck in his thumb
And pulled a plum
And said 'what a good boy am I'

...you think 'wait, were'nt there goblins in the pie?


MoonRider - Feb 7, 2005 6:07 pm (#890 of 2984)

....you think to yourself: "Oh-----I wanna stop-by and pick-up a 'Daily Prophet' t'see if there's any sales at Wal-Mart".


Thora - Feb 8, 2005 7:37 am (#891 of 2984)

...When you stop to wonder why it is that you've taken to eating spicy foods when you get a cold and have to laugh when you realise the only explaination is Pepper-up-potion.

...when you are working out the wording for your pre-midnight-release party invitations 5 mos in advance. How does "Black hat affair, please come dressed for the occasion" sound?

Thora


Liz Mann - Feb 8, 2005 8:55 am (#892 of 2984)

...when you have voted for PoA for the BAFTA award for Outstanding Film of the Year. And I would urge all the Brits on here to do the same. Unfortunately you do have to be in the UK to vote because you're automatically entered into a competition, one of the terms of which is that you're living in the UK, because the prize is tickets to the awards. A link to the page you need is on The Leaky Cauldron.


Thora - Feb 8, 2005 10:45 am (#893 of 2984)

...when your husband calls to tell you his day trip out of state just got extended overnight and you wish you could owl him an overnight bag so he at least has something clean to drive back in. Muggle life stinks some days.


Dr Filibuster - Feb 8, 2005 5:01 pm (#894 of 2984)

It's Red Nose Day again on 11th March. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Red Nose Day is a charity day held once every two years for Comic Relief (an organisation set up by comedians inspired by Band Aid & Live Aid). Lots of companies sell fun versions of their products.

In 2001 JKR published Quidditch Through The Ages & F Beasts with all proceeds going to this charity. So far this has raised MILLIONS.

There are always clown-style red noses for sale; a slightly different design each time. We've had noses that sqeak, noses that light up, noses with hair (and sachets of hair gel to give them all a fancy hair do).

This year they have plastic hair, big smiley faces and stickers to put on the face; eyes, eyebrows, glasses, earings and HARRY POTTER LIGHTNING BOLT SCARS! All for £1.

YKYAHP/LF when you are thrilled to see the scar and wish you could send a nose to all on this forum.


Czarina II - Feb 9, 2005 9:09 am (#895 of 2984)

When you decide that though you are up to your eyeballs in homework, you are going to order your copy of HbP instead.

When you consider going shopping on July 16 for the book in the store anyway, since the book probably won't arrive right on the Saturday.

When the idea of spending over 60$ on a set of identical books while you're a starving student doesn't seem odd in the slightest.


Star Crossed - Feb 9, 2005 7:23 pm (#896 of 2984)

...when you are oh so very devious that you voted in the movie thing for Harry Potter, even though you are a stater. Very Happy Shhhhhhhhhh!


Nicole Bloom - Feb 9, 2005 7:25 pm (#897 of 2984)

...when discussing a different book about wizards in children's literature and a HP question comes up in class discussion, your professor turns and asks you specifically if you know the answer. Smile even she knows i'm a potty!


Julia. - Feb 9, 2005 8:32 pm (#898 of 2984)

...When a professor (not one of my professors, but one who I've spoken to once) sees your crutches and asks 'quidditch injury?'

...When your responce is 'No, trick stair I forgot to jump.'


Catherine - Feb 10, 2005 9:01 am (#899 of 2984)

When you are glad that Julia didn't blame her injury on Fluffy!


Liz Mann - Feb 10, 2005 12:38 pm (#900 of 2984)

...when you are trying to set up a Harry Potter fan club at University.

...when you ran a stall at their Freshers Fair today to promote the club. I need at least twenty members to form.

You know how many I got? Seven. In FIVE HOURS! I'm hoping some of the people in my class might be interested and make up the numbers. Stupid Muggles don't know what they're missing. All I got was seven people put their names down as possible members, a few people ask what the group was about, a "Harry Potter? Are you serious?" an "Awwwww!" and a couple of guys snigger to themselves.

...when you keep thinking to yourself through all this that you are surrounded by Muggles.

...when you also think that at least you can mention it on here and have people understand.

...when, if you don't get the numbers, you're going to email the people who did put their names down and tell them the group is off, but give them the URL of your online forum.



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Emily - Feb 10, 2005 2:49 pm (#901 of 2984)

Ugh! The muggles! I would have joined.


haymoni - Feb 10, 2005 5:29 pm (#902 of 2984)

Which University are you at, Liz?

Maybe somebody knows somebody who would like to join but didn't see your booth.


Thora - Feb 10, 2005 5:37 pm (#903 of 2984)

… when you need to send a big hug to Liz, it's okay, we do understand.


pottermom34 - Feb 10, 2005 5:47 pm (#904 of 2984)

when you dream about some of the interesting ideas on this forum and wish you could put an anti-snoring spell on your husband whose snoring is interrupting your train of thought.

and when you find yourself checking for new posts at ungodly hours of the morning because you can't sleep


Liz Mann - Feb 11, 2005 11:58 am (#905 of 2984)

… when you think pottermon34 could do with a silencing spell.

Thanks for the sympathy, everyone. I actually did manage to find two new people who are interested today. I've almost got half the people I need now (providing everyone who put their names down turns up, of course ).


pottermom34 - Feb 11, 2005 12:26 pm (#906 of 2984)

What do you mean I could do with a silencing spell? I thought we were all entitled to our opinions, that wasn't very nice.


Catherine - Feb 11, 2005 1:24 pm (#907 of 2984)

Pottermom,

I took Liz's comment to mean that you should do a "silencing spell" on your hubby so that his snoring won't bother you!

Here on the Forum, we sometimes send each other spells to help each other out. In case you didn't get Liz's, I'll send a Silencio to the snoring hubby just in case!

Hope that helps!


pottermom34 - Feb 11, 2005 1:42 pm (#908 of 2984)

Thank You I the more I thought about it I realize that might be what she meant. sorry to jump to conclusions.


Acceber - Feb 11, 2005 4:36 pm (#909 of 2984)

… when you're very annoyed that you haven't had a Harry dream for a while now.

… when you're happy that your dream-self thought of Harry last night. Here goes: I was walking through a hotel in London, wheeling a bike with me. I was separated from my family for some reason, but I knew where they were and I needed to get there. I finally found the exit of the hotel (I saw my reflection in the glass of the building, which made me think it was real) and wheeled my bike outside. It was dark out, so I couldn't see where I was going too well, but I remember I didn't know where to go. Then, I had the bright idea of going to King's Cross. I walked around the square a few times, but I couldn't find my way out. And then I woke up.

… when you're extremely annoyed with your friends and family that you didn't get any Harry-related gifts for your birthday or for Chanukah (see rant on chat thread).


Catherine - Feb 11, 2005 5:32 pm (#910 of 2984)

When you think that Acceber's "gifters" need to sort out their priorites.

When you hope that she can acquire the desired HBP items quickly.


GryffEndora - Feb 11, 2005 7:36 pm (#911 of 2984)

when watching Celebrity Poker Showdown gives you a stomach ache because your stomach did the excited/disappointed thing about 80-times while actor JK Simmons was playing and every time they said JK you thought Rowling? *excited* Very Happy Nope, actor, *disappointed* Sad


T Brightwater - Feb 11, 2005 7:48 pm (#912 of 2984)

when you do a double-take in the Italian deli because they have frozen squid for sale.


Julia. - Feb 12, 2005 6:36 pm (#913 of 2984)

… When the highlight of your Friday is having your Gryffindor scarf be complimented by a woman visiting from London.

… When you, a friend and an uber cool professor are casting the movie version of Henry IV and you think Alan Rickman should be Henry and Timothy Spall should be Falstaff.


The giant squid - Feb 13, 2005 3:04 am (#914 of 2984)

… When, in trying to describe a horribly overweight boy in a movie, you use the phrase, "The Dudley-like kid."

… When your wife needs no further description.


Elanor - Feb 13, 2005 3:36 am (#915 of 2984)

… when you watch the Italy-Wales rugby match (6 Nations Championship), see some Welsh supporters carrying Red Dragons and think "Wait! They should be green!"

… when it reminds you of something you once wrote on the alchemy thread about the Red Dragon Wales' symbol and start to think if there is something here (the Common Welsh Green/ the Red Dragon) but fall asleep in the middle of it (nasty flu side effects!).

… when you wake up and realize you made funny dreams full of dragons and you find this cool! (Oh, the Welsh red Dragons won BTW!)


Liz Mann - Feb 13, 2005 12:12 pm (#916 of 2984)

… when a big dog comes into your garden and when your mum goes out to try and do something about it you look at the moon and think, "Well, at least it isn't a werewolf." Although it was howling. I think it was a greyhound, or something similar-looking.


Hollywand - Feb 13, 2005 12:52 pm (#917 of 2984)

Elanor, when you receive the item via mail from me, know that I sent it Friday before you wrote the message just above. You will understand when you receive it, and it will be very funny! ;-)


freshwater - Feb 13, 2005 4:25 pm (#918 of 2984)

… when you are watching the movie Dragonheart and your son insists that the nasty, crazy, evil, young prince is "Lupin", and when you check the credits, sure enough, it's David Thewliss… .and then you are very proud of your son… .and feel a bit stupid yourself for arguing with him.


pottermom34 - Feb 14, 2005 9:58 am (#919 of 2984)

When you ask you kids if they used owl post to deliver valentines at their school parties.

Happy Valentine's Day all !!


librarian314 - Feb 14, 2005 1:59 pm (#920 of 2984)

… the Database you use the most at work is called SIRIS and you always have to fix the spelling because you always misspell it as SIRIUS.

… when you really want to play 6 degrees of Harry Potter to see just how many of the adult actors in the movies have been in things together.

*michelle the librarian**

P.S. Julia, watch Kenneth Brannagh's version of Henry V (1989). Robbie Coltrane plays Falstaff!


T Brightwater - Feb 14, 2005 4:57 pm (#921 of 2984)

when your nice-but-incorrigibly Muggle mother-in-law gives you some souvenirs from her trip to Edinburgh, and you have to bite your tongue to keep from saying "Oh, one of my favorite authors lives there!" (I'd have had to explain, and my fundamentalist brother-in-law was also in the room. Sigh.)


Julia. - Feb 14, 2005 5:18 pm (#922 of 2984)

I will Michelle. I need it for class. I didn't know Robbie Coltrane plays Falstaff!!!! That's awesome!!

Why don't you start a thread for the six degrees of Harry Potter and see what happens?


Denise P. - Feb 14, 2005 6:10 pm (#923 of 2984)

I can tell you what will happen if a Six Degrees of Harry Potter thread shows up, it would be closed down We are not a gaming forum. We try to limit the discussions to Harry Potter books and while it would be fun, it truly is not what the Forum is for.


Elanor - Feb 15, 2005 12:31 am (#924 of 2984)

… when you watch Zeffirelli's "Romeo and Juliet" movie and think to the "Draught of Living Death" for the "potion" Juliet uses.

… when seeing the Franciscan preparing that potion without even looking at what he does you can't help but think "Hmm, amateurish work, he does need potions remedials with our dear Severus".

(thanks Hollywand! I can't wait!)


Thora - Feb 15, 2005 7:05 am (#925 of 2984)

… when you wished someone a happpy weepy Cho Chang day yesterday.


Liz Mann - Feb 15, 2005 5:25 pm (#926 of 2984)

… when you are out shopping and someone with a white beard walks by and for a moment you think it's Dumbledore.


Menopause Molly - Feb 16, 2005 6:27 am (#927 of 2984)

… when you are happy to see Remus on your daily Harry Potter calendar at work because you just remembered dreaming about him last night!! (don't remember a lot of details, though… darn!)

… when your reading list for the library's adult Winter Reading club will contain all five Harry Potter books--thank Merlin books over 500 pages count as two books!

mm


Thora - Feb 16, 2005 8:30 am (#928 of 2984)

… when all discussions of chocolate lead directly to it's magical qualities. (I love how she's mixed the acctual science of seretonin levels into the wizzarding world)


Julia. - Feb 16, 2005 2:47 pm (#929 of 2984)

… When someone says 'I ironed my finger' and you think of Dobby.


Eponine - Feb 16, 2005 2:57 pm (#930 of 2984)

When one of your students' vocabulary words for the week is 'imperturbable' and you have to keep yourself from defining it as the charm Molly used to keep the kids from eavesdropping on the Order meeting.


Catherine - Feb 16, 2005 5:41 pm (#931 of 2984)

When you congratulate Eponine on her self control, but remember that you still had to explain your "Obliviate" license plate today. Twice.


Ladybug220 - Feb 16, 2005 5:44 pm (#932 of 2984)
Edited by Feb 16, 2005 4:44 pm

So, sorry about that Catherine - what a world of muggles we live in

When you yourself are contemplating getting a HP related license plate

should it be Lumos or Kneazle? Or Ladybug?


Marie E. - Feb 16, 2005 6:26 pm (#933 of 2984)

… when one of your students kept raising her hand so you called her a Hermione, as in "stop being such a Hermione".


Liz Mann - Feb 17, 2005 11:39 am (#934 of 2984)

Ladybug - I think Lumos would look best, but that's just my personal opinion.


Ladybug220 - Feb 17, 2005 1:52 pm (#935 of 2984)

Thanks Liz! That's the one I am leaning towards.


Liz Mann - Feb 17, 2005 4:37 pm (#936 of 2984)

I have the best taste.


Amilia Smith - Feb 17, 2005 10:13 pm (#937 of 2984)

… when you smile to yourself as you are stocking the shelves at work because the jello you are putting out expires on July 16.

Mills.


pottermom34 - Feb 17, 2005 11:01 pm (#938 of 2984)

When you think " I'm surprised someone hasn't made a Harry Potter cereal yet." Then you start to think of ideas, like little broomsticks and owl marshmallows and lightning bolts. Anyone hungry yet?


Liz Mann - Feb 18, 2005 11:08 am (#939 of 2984)

… when you see an article in a paper over someone's shoulder on the train with a headline that says that a row with someone is good for your health, and you think, "Well Ron and Hermione must be in perfect health, then."


Acceber - Feb 18, 2005 7:28 pm (#940 of 2984)

… when you use the phrase, "Although they disagreed on many accounts… " in your Social Studies essay.

… when you relate names in an article you wrote to Harry. I had a Dora Ullery (Dolores Umbridge), Cory Fledge (Cornelius Fudge), and Denny Leevy (Dennis Creevey).

… when you wear your Gryffindor scarf to school and you're annoyed that no one commented on it.

… when you're reading the chat thread and not really listening to your dad's fellytone conversation, but you jump when he says, "John Cleese."

… when you plan on writing a fanfic that incorporates part of your life into it.


pottermom34 - Feb 18, 2005 10:34 pm (#941 of 2984)

When watching Scooby Doo monsters unleashed, and the director of photography's name is Oliver Wood and you think of Quidditch.

When you go to a pet store and see a cat that reminds you of Mrs.Norris and it stares at you in the same creepy way, it was only missing the yellow eyes.


T Brightwater - Feb 18, 2005 11:52 pm (#942 of 2984)

when you wish you had more information about Lavender Brown, because there's a Leo Kottke song ("I Owe It All to Pamela Brown") that's just begging for a Potter parody.


Elanor - Feb 19, 2005 2:12 am (#943 of 2984)

… when you hear the owl that lives in the medieval tower opposite your house flying past your window with a very angry screech and you wonder what on earth Harry must have done to her again for her being that cross…


Ozymandias - Feb 19, 2005 3:32 am (#944 of 2984)

… when a girl in your Criminal Justice class is wearing a shirt that says "Muggle," and you almost hug her even though she's a complete stranger.

… when it takes all the self control you have not to read Harry Potter instead of writing your paper.


Menopause Molly - Feb 19, 2005 10:29 am (#945 of 2984)

… when you have ANOTHER HP dream (actually, I remembered fragments of several dreams that were all HP related) but the only really clear memory is of Harry and Hermione playing mixed doubles tennis--gee, maybe this belongs on the 'shipping thread ;-)

mm


Eponine - Feb 19, 2005 3:51 pm (#946 of 2984)

When you buy the Harry Potter valentines that are on clearance even though it's not for another year, and you don't send out valentines anymore.

Hey, they were only 32 cents! You can't pass that up.


Nicole Bloom - Feb 19, 2005 4:48 pm (#947 of 2984)

… while procrastinating doing real homework over reading week, you read PoA instead. Then you make yourself feel better because PoA is the first book to be read in children's literature after the break. Even though I know the book like the back of my hand, I told myself I was doing homework anyway!


The giant squid - Feb 20, 2005 1:11 am (#948 of 2984)

When watching Scooby Doo monsters unleashed, and the director of photography's name is Oliver Wood and you think of Quidditch.

Pottermom34, Wood's been the DP on a lot of films, including Bourne Identity and Bourne Supremacy. One of my coworkers has those posters hanging on her office wall and I smirk every time I see them.


septentrion - Feb 20, 2005 4:33 am (#949 of 2984)

… when you have HP related dreams twice in a week (not usual for me) : I know it was about people of The leaky cauldron who have come to France to meet me in the first dream, and about homework (I think there was Hermione there) in the second dream, although I haven't have homework to do for years.


TGF - Feb 20, 2005 5:31 am (#950 of 2984)

On the subject of dreams…

I've had two crazy dreams about reading HP6 in the past two weeks… I've always had incredibly vivid (and crazy!) dreams, so you guys might enjoy these…

In the first dream, I'm lying on my bed with HP6 in my hand, but I apparently bought the 'extra small text' version. I manage to make out some of the text (it began with Harry cursing Dudley into oblivion… and yes, even in the dream I realized that that violates the statute of secrecy), but it was just impossible to read more. I gave up and went out to buy a regular copy, but they were sold out everywhere… Eventually, I start (I'm not joking here) scaling skyscrapers, looking for readable copies of HP6, but my efforts were for naught…

When I woke up, I thought about going to more stores (and maybe climbing more skyscrapers Razz), but then I realized it was still February.

The second dream is even better…

I'm reading HP6 again, but this time I keep losing my page. I'm reading at one of my University's libraries this time and when I get frustrated about always losing my page, I decide to go read in another library, which has comfy chairs and fireplaces. When I sit down to start to read, this girl I know comes by and starts singing, which is really distracting, but I eventually get her to leave me alone and start reading…

The dream then shifts into the book, with me as Harry. Somehow, I know that I/Harry am beneath the graveyard that's been mentioned somehwere or other as being on Hogwarts grounds… Anyway, it's a series of caverns that's been partially flooded (water goes up to about my/Harry's ankles)… there's some kind of magical barrier that's sealed by a riddle (the riddle was 'Like a Basilisk, but with no snake'… and no, I don't know the answer, ask my subconscious). Well, before I/Harry can go about breaking it, a gigantic water creature attacks me. I/Harry waste it easily with some kind of spell (I don't know what the spell was, but I remember that it would usually be used to make you walk on water, but it's deadly to this water creature when cast on it)… This gets me into trouble, somehow, and I end up in Professor Sinistra's office (Of all Profs, I have NO IDEA why I got Sinistra). Hermione is with me too, and we both get yelled at for being beneath the graveyard… Eventually, she let's us go, and I convince Hermione to forget about her, and we both go back to that dungeon to kill some more of those Water Creatures.

My sister woke me up before I could get any further… pity, really, but what can one do.

Needless to say, I'm so obsessed with Potter that it's kinda scary. =P



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Emily - Feb 20, 2005 9:59 am (#951 of 2984)

… when you dream about reading posts on here. (actually it was more of a nightmare, some non-existant members were making very rude remarks about my posts! I woke up and had to tell myself that that would never really happen.)

… when you are in a restaurant and you see a boy with PoA and GoF andcan't help smiling, even though you are no-where near brave enough to go up to him and start talking about the books like you wanted to.


Ydnam96 - Feb 20, 2005 9:59 am (#952 of 2984)

… when you find yourself trying to figure out the riddle from TGF's dream: possibly some other "thing" that can kill with just a stare, a la "if looks could kill"?


TGF - Feb 20, 2005 3:02 pm (#953 of 2984)

I have no idea, I would guess Medusa, but that has snakes too, doesn't it? Wait, it says 'with no SNAKE' not no 'SnakeS', so maybe that is the answer. Who knows? Razz


Liz Mann - Feb 21, 2005 12:16 pm (#954 of 2984)

… when you wish you'd had some HP dreams lately. Actually I might have but I don't remember any of my recent ones.


freshwater - Feb 21, 2005 7:55 pm (#955 of 2984)

… when you accidentally find a great website for HP/magical stuff---I was innocently searching the web for info about snowy owls for a student who is studying the polar region----and immediately think, "I've got to tell the folks on the forum!"

Check out [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] They have an amazing variety of items: clothing, games, wands (some very nice and very reasonably priced), bumper stickers, even an (un-)offical Apparator's License! If you--or someone you know (**snicker**)--lusts for HP stuff, check out this site.


The giant squid - Feb 22, 2005 2:24 am (#956 of 2984)

note to Marie E.--if you were looking for a gift for your brother the squid, an Apparator's License would do quite nicely.


Liz Mann - Feb 22, 2005 10:59 am (#957 of 2984)

… when you see the full moon and think of Lupin's transformation in the film.

… when you go to orderofmerlin.com and have gone crazy with the items. Finally, a store that does adult size brooms!


Julia. - Feb 22, 2005 11:35 am (#958 of 2984)

… When you feel like you should tell Liz that Alivans had adult sized brooms too.

… When you seriously consider spending $100 on a Hogwarts robe, but then remember how much money you spent in Crown Heights and reconsider.


Liz Mann - Feb 22, 2005 12:50 pm (#959 of 2984)

… when you thank Julia. But Order of Merlin's adult broom is a few dollars cheaper.


Ludicrous Patents Office - Feb 22, 2005 4:33 pm (#960 of 2984)

When you are dismayed that none of the Harry Potter books made it on American Library Associations top ten banned books for 2004. They broke a five year streak! After all that is a way to "make absolutely sure.." everyone reads the books.

When you are pleased HP books did not make the list because hopefully people have read the books and realize they are good books. LPO


septentrion - Feb 23, 2005 12:32 am (#961 of 2984)

… when you finish your rereading of OoTP and have a taste of "more HP" in your brain and feel something like withdrawal symptoms. I think I need a HBP fix


Elanor - Feb 23, 2005 1:24 am (#962 of 2984)

… when you receive the "Oxford Dictionary of English" you ordered and decide that the first word you will search in it must me a HP related one.

… when this first word is JKR of course!

… when you decide to search for more HP related words and are thrilled to see that there is the HP definition of "muggle" in it : "origin 1990s: from MUG + LE; used in the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling to mean 'a person without magical powers' ". Cool!


septentrion - Feb 23, 2005 5:22 am (#963 of 2984)

I've noticed that too Elanor. It was one of the first words I watched for when I received my own Oxford Dictionary (btw, isn't is very biiiiiiiig ?)


librarian314 - Feb 23, 2005 8:03 am (#964 of 2984)

Hey all!

I suppose this really ought to be under "You know your plan to convince your daughter that the Harry Potter books are the greatest thing since sliced bread is proceeding apace when thread" but as there isn't one, I'll plop these here. :-)

Your are very excited that she wants a Harry Potter themed birthday party, even down to the cake.

She does really funny imitations of Molly Weasley (from the scene in CoS where the kids come back from rescuing Harry) and nonplussed Cornish pixies.

Her favorite game over the weekend was shouting, "Immobulus" at us and expecting her father and I to pretend to be floating, frozen Cornish pixies.

She thinks up ways for Lupin to be able to go out and enjoy the full moon. (Putting him outside inside a large fenced area was yesterday's)

She wants her own miniature pet werewolf.

She asks people which Harry Potter critter they'd most like to be. (She wants to be Buckbeak so she can beat up Draco Malfoy. ;-) )

*michelle the librarian** as she chuckles gleefully that the plan is working ;-)


haymoni - Feb 23, 2005 8:16 am (#965 of 2984)

When you are thoroughly jealous of Michelle - Son is still Ungrateful!

But there is still hope for Daughter - she is 4 with long hair - she says she looks like Hermione.

Yes!!!


Nicole Bloom - Feb 23, 2005 2:25 pm (#966 of 2984)

… while discussing narcissistic personality disorder and its name basis in the Greek myth of Narcisis and Echo in personality psychology, you immediatley picture Gilderoy Lockhart in the starring role of Narcisiss. :p


Liz Mann - Feb 23, 2005 2:44 pm (#967 of 2984)

… when you are very annoyed right now about the use of muggle clothes in the movies (I've been reading the GoF movie thread).

… when you see Uxbridge station and think for a moment that it says Umbridge.

… when you think you see the word Parseltongue.


Denise P. - Feb 24, 2005 10:25 am (#968 of 2984)

Even though you reserved a copy of Half-Blood Prince the day it was announced, you paid for it as soon as you could just to get the cool Hogwarts Express Ticket (that shows you paid and you can claim your book) My bookstore did this for OoP too. I could not convince them to let me keep my ticket, I told them to punch a hole or something, sign the back… anything if I could keep it. I am going to try harder this time


septentrion - Feb 25, 2005 2:57 am (#969 of 2984)

… when you want to go to bed early, so you read instead of watching TV or going on internet and in fact you go to bed late because you can't leave your book. You say that to your husband who retorts books have magical powers, and you end up thinking of the potterverse where some books do have magical powers.

… when you dream you're a werewolf and you're persuaded you had that dream because you noticed the full moon these last days and have therefore thought of Lupin.


The Artful Dodger - Feb 25, 2005 2:58 am (#970 of 2984)

When you watch the UEFA Champions League match between FC Liverpool and Bayer 04 Leverkusen, and you see that Liverpool has a player named Potter, and you wonder what Harry is doing in a football team.


Liz Mann - Feb 25, 2005 10:42 am (#971 of 2984)

… when you are very happy when someone in your class notices that your scarf is a Gryffindor one.

… when you are wearing a long black coat, and on the way home from University you unbutton all the buttons except the top one so it looks like a cloak with sleeves (while still wearing your scarf ).

… when there is a man on the train with very large front teeth that at times when he's talking make him look like a mouse or a rat, and you think he looks like Pettigrew (and then think of Hermione before she had hers shrunk).

… when you are sitting on the train thinking about how you now have three things to post on the forum.


pottermom34 - Feb 25, 2005 1:26 pm (#972 of 2984)

when you can't wait to see what new flavors of Bertie Bott's Everyflavor Beans come out when the new book comes out.


Dragonesss - Feb 27, 2005 3:04 pm (#973 of 2984)

Which Hogwarts house will you be sorted into?

Slytherin - 15
Ravenclaw - 12
Gryffindor - 11


Nicole Bloom - Feb 27, 2005 5:34 pm (#974 of 2984)

… when your boyfriend who hasn't read Harry Potter is looking at your books on your shelf and does the best Snape impersonation since Allan Rickman and you gleam with pride.

… when you convince yourself that you will have him read the books, just so he understands your crazy HP mind.


Catherine - Feb 27, 2005 6:14 pm (#975 of 2984)

When your children can hum, on command, nearly any song from the PoA soundtrack.

When you are rather proud of this, versus worried that you played it too often.

When you are jealous that Michelle the Librarian's daughter does the "Immobilius" spell, because your own children just yell, "Freeze!"

When you are SO sympathetic to Haymoni, whose son remains Ungrateful.

When the only reason you are not driving to Raleigh to be with other Forumers for the release of HBP is because your children want to go, and we have a perfectly good Barnes & Noble right here.

When you are still hoping that you can get together with those Forumers for the movie release of GoF. **waves**

When someone asked on Friday, "What DOES OBLIVATE! mean?" and you wished you had your wand at the ready to really show them.

When people know that OBLIVATE! (your license plate) comes from HP.

When you really wished, yet again, that you actually had a wand.


Eponine - Feb 27, 2005 6:21 pm (#976 of 2984)

*Waves back at Catherine** GoF? It's possible.

I was playing Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 for the first time today, and I was looking at all the parks. In this game you can play several Six Flags parks, and I was quite tickled that the first two guests I clicked on were named Lily and Neville. HP is everywhere!


Julia. - Feb 27, 2005 10:01 pm (#977 of 2984)

… When you offer to loan Catherine your wand.

… When you finally had a few hours of free, non work doing time (believe me, I'll pay for this on Tuesday ) and you spend them watching PoA.

… When you refuse to watch PoA with out your wand.

… When you jab your wand into your chest during the bridge scene *waves to Denise*

… When you point your wand at the computer and scream 'Expecto Patronum!!' along with Harry.


septentrion - Feb 28, 2005 12:28 am (#978 of 2984)

… when voting on the current mugglenet poll about who you think will be Harry new romance, you suddenly remember having dreamt he would end up with Hermione, and although you're nothing of a seer, you vote for Hermione.


Albus Silente - Feb 28, 2005 4:45 am (#979 of 2984)

… when you dream you have to get past an ugly yellow-eyed, fire-breathing, tail-slapping Horntail and at the end of your dream you are firmly convinced that what you have in your hand is the golden egg… but when you realize that now you are finally awake it's only your alarm clock :-/


Ladybug220 - Feb 28, 2005 9:00 am (#980 of 2984)

I think that we'll be seeing you at the movies Catherine!

… when you finally decide to go with LUMOS! on your license plate - maybe I will run into Catherine if she ever comes to the area


Elanor - Feb 28, 2005 10:06 am (#981 of 2984)

… when you would love to have that kind of license plates!

… when you watch the France/Wales rugby match, whose emblems are a rooster and a dragon and you smile because it reminds you of the alchemy thread… (the dragon won unfortunately… )

… when you find really unfair that John Williams didn't win the oscar for the best score so you played PoA's score in your car today as a tribute to his talent.

… when you have a discussion with your colleagues about weather and someone says that he has no idea how you transfor Celsius degrees into Farenheit degrees you say "It's easy, you multiply the temperature by 9, divide then by 5 and add 32!". When they tell you it seems you're doing that everyday and you answer "almost" very seriously and smile for yourself (that was true, on the chat thread… )

… when those colleagues give you the kind of look that says "I always knew she was weird", but you don't care…


Catherine - Feb 28, 2005 12:08 pm (#982 of 2984)

When you wonder what Elanor (in her avatar) is doing to that kid?

When this reminds you of Aberforth's goats… .


Elanor - Feb 28, 2005 2:13 pm (#983 of 2984)

LOL Catherine! Let's see…

… when you are not yet 3 and therefore are not yet allowed to use a wand but use emotional magic to turn an annoying cousin into something funnier?

… when the truth is that you were certainly bored to have to wait for having your picture taken and chose to torture the kid to make it funnier…

… when Aberforth's mention makes you wonder if you should have continued torturing goats, you may be rich selling bezoars by now, who knows?


The giant squid - Mar 1, 2005 1:35 am (#984 of 2984)

… when those colleagues give you the kind of look that says "I always knew she was weird", but you don't care…

I've been getting that look for some time now, long before I got into HP. I've been getting it more often since then, though…

--Mike


septentrion - Mar 1, 2005 2:38 am (#985 of 2984)

… when you're glad to be not the only one on earth to be considered weird. My family was used to tell me how I don't like doing things like anybody else Nowadays people have a tendency to call me an extraterrestrial, I'd rather be called a witch.

… when in a very boring meeting, people say they're not fairies thus can't do everything they're supposed to do, and you think to yourself that they should have used the word "wizard" instead of fairy. At least I'm sure those people are muggles !


Thora - Mar 1, 2005 8:42 am (#986 of 2984)

… when you read septentrion's post and before reading the last line you think "but all they do is sit around an look pretty… ." and after reading the last line you have to agree.

… when you are sitting in church and someone says "constantly vigalent" and your mind goes right to Moody, then you think oh good I can post on the lex when I get back on Tuesday.

… when your house is a disaster from 3 weeks of insanity and your first priority is the Lexicon.

… when you are teaching yourself to knit so you can be more like Molly, the true measure of red-headed motherhood.


Elanor - Mar 1, 2005 1:29 pm (#987 of 2984)

… when you are happy to have met so many wonderful weird people on the forum who make you feel at home here.

… when you had a great HP dream last night! In that dream, I met a (really cute) wizard who told me he was a teacher at the French school of withcraft and wizardry. We talked about the school and he was telling me that JKR used this school as an example for Beauxbâtons and that she just changed its name. He even showed me on a map where it was located and I remember I thought, in the dream, "I knew it! It isn't near the Mediterranean coast!" (it was somewhere in Burgundy). He was asking me if I wanted to visit it when I woke up… Life is cruel sometimes…

… when waking up you're really happy to have had such a great dream but are also annoyed because you don't remember the real name of the school.


The giant squid - Mar 2, 2005 12:41 am (#988 of 2984)

… When choosing between two equally-qualified candidates for a promotion to management, you choose the one that's a Harry Potter fan.

… When his red hair prompts you to refer to him as "the lost Weasley."


Catherine - Mar 2, 2005 6:15 am (#989 of 2984)

When you wonder if Mike will call that person "Weatherby."


Julia. - Mar 2, 2005 8:13 am (#990 of 2984)

… When your friend writes an essay on HP for her college application and sends it to you to proof.

… When you are astonished that she mis-spelled Kedavra, and thought JKR's first name was Joan

… When your plans over spring break include readint The Winter's Tale by Shakespeare, so that your Shakespeare professor no longer has it over your head that you don't know who the other Hermione is.


Nicole Bloom - Mar 2, 2005 10:00 am (#991 of 2984)

… when your entire children's literature lecture was devoted to PoA.

… when you drove for an hour and a half in the snow just to get there.

… when your professor asked the class if they knew what the school's motto was and you were the only one to put up your hand.

… when you kinda felt like Hermione while doing it.

… when your professor presented her theory on how Ron will go over to the dark side and your jaw dropped to the floor. Then while listening to her, thinking that it kinda made sense.


GryffEndora - Mar 2, 2005 1:13 pm (#992 of 2984)

… when your watching Iron Chef and the secret ingredient is Cuttlefish and they describe it as the King of Squid and you think 'Well you obviously haven't met Dumbledore.'

… when on the same episode they talk about Squid having beaks and you think 'ah ha! A connection between DIGS and the Phoenix.

… when you wonder if when Dumbledore is the Giant Squid whether his ink is emerald green instead of black.

… when you have a hard time watching the battle because you feel sorry for all of Dumbledore's little friends who are now dinner.


Elanor - Mar 2, 2005 1:30 pm (#993 of 2984)

… when you had to go to a stupid teacher training course today by -15°C outside, about a stupid new game you're supposed to teach, game that people play with a stupid huge pink ball and you quote HP in your head to cheer you up:

… when, before going, you think: "Just what I always wanted. To make a fool of myself with a pink ball in front of the other teachers. Typical."

… when seeing people bouncing everywhere with that ball you think some of them would make some nice ferrets after all.

… when your ankle betrays you and you find yourself counting the points on a "score board" which reminds you of the ones used for Quidditch in the HP movies and you imagine how Lee Jordan would comment on that match. Then, the game started to become funny…


GryffEndora - Mar 2, 2005 1:40 pm (#994 of 2984)

… when you read Elanor's post and are reminded of the US teacher who wrote rules so muggle children can play Quidditch in gym class, and you are sure Elanor would have enjoyed that lesson much more.


Liz Mann - Mar 2, 2005 3:14 pm (#995 of 2984)

… when you know you are severely slacking in everything you should be doing because you very often just can't be bothered, and you think to yourself that you could do with a friend like Hermione to nag you into doing all your work ahead of schedule.


Julia. - Mar 2, 2005 3:53 pm (#996 of 2984)

Liz get off this computer right now and do your work!!! How do you expect to graduate if you don't get good marks!! What would Hermione think if she knew you were putting off your school work! Just look at my avatar when you feel like you're slacking off.


The giant squid - Mar 3, 2005 12:57 am (#997 of 2984)

When you wonder if Mike will call that person "Weatherby." --Catherine

SPEW!! Well, I will now…

… When you see an ad for a Simpsons statuette and immediately think of Loopy Lupin.

--Mike


wolfgrl - Mar 3, 2005 1:08 pm (#998 of 2984)

… when you know that no one has posted here in two days because they are waiting to be post 1000.

… when you live in america but can no longer function with out your afternoon tea.

… when you know you are a bit odd to have started drinking tea just because everyone in the HPverse seems to love it.

… when you were never really a shipper until you read some of the amazing fan fiction out there and now you can't get enuf of H/G and R/H stories.

… when you have to remind yourself that they arn't really together… yet …


Julia. - Mar 3, 2005 1:30 pm (#999 of 2984)

… When you want to welcome wolfgrl to the wonderful world of H/G, R/H shipping!


Ladybug220 - Mar 3, 2005 1:39 pm (#1000 of 2984)
Edited by Mar 3, 2005 12:41 pm

when you put this post in just to be #1000

but also, when you sent your 9 year old cousin the boxed set of all the HP paperbacks because you want her to be part of the HP obsession as well. She loved the movies and is an avid reader so it should only take about a week or so.



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Liz Mann - Mar 3, 2005 2:19 pm (#1001 of 2984)

… when you're in class, and you look up at your teacher and all of a sudden it hits you that she looks a LOT like J.K.! (She has shorter hair, but it's the same colour, and when she wears her glasses she looks like J.K. when she wears her glasses).


Emily - Mar 3, 2005 3:35 pm (#1002 of 2984)

.. when you have the absolute strangest dream. OK, this might be long-winded and I don't remember everything, but…

I'm in the RoR with Fred, George, and Angelina. Angelina has made me a pair of magical shoes. (Don't ask.) Fred and George already have shoes made by her. But she doesn't make shoes the normal way, she does it half with Muggle technology and half with magic. There is a huge projected computer desk-top screen on the only blank wall, the rest of the walls are covered with huge silvery machines. She's asking me all these questions about myself, like half IQ test and half personality test. She's entering the information into her projected desktop screen by writing on it with her wand, and then taps a button on the screen that says GO. A particularly large and complex-looking machine starts spouting steam and vibrating, and then… I wake up. :-(

Sorry for all that, but at least I didn't remember all of it.


Julia. - Mar 4, 2005 7:29 am (#1003 of 2984)

… When you've had another HP dream!

… When you are very excited by this because this is the first HP dream you've had in a while.

The dream was that myself, Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny and a few of my friends were sitting around a table discussing how much aurors like pizzz. Then I was reading HBP. It was 38 chapters, and it opened with some werid epic poetry. I think I've been reading too much Pope. Then I woke up just when it was getting good!


Thora - Mar 4, 2005 8:09 am (#1004 of 2984)

… when you are in the bakery at the grocery store and find a table of discontinued cake toppers and buy 2 HP Quidditch ones.

… when you have mixed emotions that they were there in the first place, I mean what kind of a muggle discontinues HP cakes when they will be needed in July? I'm kind of glad though because now I don't have to buy a cake from them to get the topper!

… when you are flipping through a catalog and find they have ice cream deserts with a pumpkin shaped center on clearance and you decide that the threat of constant harassmant by the representative is worth getting them for your HP party. I'm sure he'll give up after a few months… right?


septentrion - Mar 4, 2005 8:44 am (#1005 of 2984)

… when you're supposed to type a ten pages documents into a word file and are procrastinating on the forum instead.


Phoenix song - Mar 4, 2005 9:40 am (#1006 of 2984)

… when you need to come up with passwords for your on-line banking and you decide to use HP terms.

… when you are totally miffed when you try to open up a new e-mail account and you're unable to find anything available with the HP names that you'd like to use!

Barbie


Denise P. - Mar 4, 2005 10:51 am (#1007 of 2984)

When you see a deal on Amazon.com and have to come share it with those who can appreciate it

If you choose to order, I believe the link I am posting here gives credit to the Harry Potter Lexicon.

LEGO Harry Potter: Aragog In The Dark Forest It is only $5.98 and ships free!

The following sets ship free as well and range in prices

Harry Potter Draco's Encounter with Buckbeak (4750)
Harry Potter: Sirius Black's Escape (4753)
Harry Potter & The Marauder's Map
Harry Potter Lupin's Classroom (4752)


pottermom34 - Mar 4, 2005 11:10 am (#1008 of 2984)

when you go to the book store to buy the Hobbit and instead buy Fantastic Beasts and Quidditch through the ages instead even though it is a little more expensive.


Liz Mann - Mar 4, 2005 12:20 pm (#1009 of 2984)

… when you think it's very interesting how when people on this forum post about HP dreams they all do so about the same time. It's almost like Harry Potter dreams an epidemic that's going around.


Elanor - Mar 4, 2005 2:31 pm (#1010 of 2984)

GriffEndora: "… when you read Elanor's post and are reminded of the US teacher who wrote rules so muggle children can play Quidditch in gym class, and you are sure Elanor would have enjoyed that lesson much more. I certainly would have prefered that! **thinking how it would be possible to do that for the kids of my class too… **

… when, while driving, you see a truck with "Munster Transport" written on it that you misread "Monster Transport" first and you think to Hagrid and his lovely pets.

… when you have fun imagining what kind of new monster Hagrid would like to have and that stupid grin --> appears again on your face. What a nice way of starting a day!


Eponine - Mar 4, 2005 3:16 pm (#1011 of 2984)

… when you also have a dream about reading HBP. I was quite disappointed to wake up and discover it was only a dream.


Acceber - Mar 4, 2005 3:45 pm (#1012 of 2984)

… when you haven't had Harry dreams in a loooooooong time, which annoys you.

… when you have had dreams about a TV show you watch daily and that reminds you of dreaming of Harry.

… when you want to write fanfic, read the Forum, read OoP, and think about Harry before you fall asleep tonight to try and have a Harry dream.

… when you doubt it will work, but you want to do it anyway.

EDIT: … when you're talking to your friend, she says she'll bang her head for something stupid that she did, you say "Dobby-style," and you're proud that she understands you.

… when you're even more proud that she says she can't wait for HP6 and the GoF movie.

… when you immediately give her the link to the Forum, calling it the best site in the whole wide world.

… when she wants to sign up and you're happy.

… when you hope she'll read this soon.


Phoenix song - Mar 4, 2005 9:21 pm (#1013 of 2984)

… when you are watching American Idol and one of the singers reminds you of a "blonde" Harry Potter!

Barbie


Marie E. - Mar 4, 2005 11:16 pm (#1014 of 2984)

When you laugh at a friend for saying Aspirate instead of Apparate.


Julia. - Mar 5, 2005 8:58 pm (#1015 of 2984)

… When you want to write fanfic, read the forum, read OoP and think about Harry before you fall asleep so you might have a Harry dream.

… When you doubt it will work, but do it anyway--Becca

You'd be shocked at how well this works. I was reading fanfic the day I had my most recent HP dream. One night I was talking to Brandon and Sarah after not having heard from them in a while. That night I had a dream and they were in it.


Liz Mann - Mar 6, 2005 6:29 am (#1016 of 2984)

… when you are very disturbed because you've been reading a fan fic where Harry grows to hate Ron and Hermione and they hate him too, and treat him badly.

… when you stop reading said fic part way through because it bothers you too much.


T Brightwater - Mar 7, 2005 6:31 pm (#1017 of 2984)

… when you tell your husband you're fighting off a Dementor attack and he knows _exactly_ what you mean. (all better now - a good walk and some chocolate did the trick.)


Eponine - Mar 7, 2005 6:41 pm (#1018 of 2984)

When you're doing vocabulary words with your students and one of the synonyms is 'stupefy' and you really have to restrain yourself from giggling at that.


pottermom34 - Mar 7, 2005 10:06 pm (#1019 of 2984)

When you're in a garden and see a plant called "Black Magic" and think of the potions you could make with it. I went to the local botanical garden conservatory and saw a kid that could've been a triplet to Fred and George, I told my husband and he said I have Potter on the brain I said and your point is?

When Your 5 year old is drawing pictures of Hogwarts. When your 2 year old tries to say the patronus. What can I say my kids can't get enough HP either. We tried our first chocolate frogs today they're not too bad.


Phoenix song - Mar 7, 2005 10:19 pm (#1020 of 2984)

… when you wonder where pottermom found the Chocolate Frogs!
… when your husband knows that you love HP so much that he finds you a beautiful mortar and pestle set for Valentine's Day, and you're truly excited and not the least bit upset!
… when your grown siblings come to the house for a visit and see your prominently displayed mortar and pestle and ask what in the world you're going to do with that thing, and you immediately answer with a hint of a "Snape snarl", "Why, I'm going to mix up a nice potion especially for you, my dear."
… when you know that other Potter fans will understand your fixation, regardless of how "out there" you may appear to be to the Muggles.

Barbie


pottermom34 - Mar 7, 2005 10:32 pm (#1021 of 2984)

Phoenix, I found them at a local grocery store called Meijer, in Michigan. I've also seen them at Toys R Us . They also have Fizzing Whizbees, Ice Mice, Droobles and of course Bertie Bott's . The frogs have colorful rice crispies in them. Tjey even come with wizard cards, I got Hagrid, my daughters got Voldemort and Dumbledore.


The giant squid - Mar 8, 2005 1:56 am (#1022 of 2984)

… When you know exactly why Eponine chose her new avatar.


septentrion - Mar 8, 2005 7:15 am (#1023 of 2984)

… when you bug anyone you can with the HBP cover arts


pottermom34 - Mar 8, 2005 7:32 am (#1024 of 2984)

when you are online forever playing solitaire waiting for new posts to come


Diagon Nilly - Mar 8, 2005 8:10 am (#1025 of 2984)

When you dream that Snape is at your Passover ceder and he's having a blast playing with your baby cousin (and you realize that dream was the most fun you've ever had at a Passover ceder).


Liz Mann - Mar 8, 2005 9:06 am (#1026 of 2984)

… when you are extremely excited about the new cover arts.


Diagon Nilly - Mar 8, 2005 9:41 am (#1027 of 2984)

I second that one, Liz!


azi - Mar 8, 2005 10:24 am (#1028 of 2984)

I'm excited too! However, I am extremely insulted that The Times wrote this - 'The title was originally going to be used for the first book in the meticulously-planned series.

Ms Rowling said: "At the time I quite liked it as the title for the Chamber of Secrets but then I removed a whole storyline and unfortunately it bore no relation whatsoever to the title by the time I'd finished." ' Erm… how is the Chamber of Secrets the first book? These journalists should get thier facts right!


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Snuffles - Mar 8, 2005 2:29 pm (#1030 of 2984)

When you are glad your husband is away 2 nights of the week so you can read the forum in peace. He doesnt understand the HP obsession, he's such a muggle!


Ladybug220 - Mar 8, 2005 4:22 pm (#1031 of 2984)

When you check the forum every 5 minutes while at work and pretend to be working in between the checks. There is soooo much to talk about now that the book covers have been released.


Catherine - Mar 8, 2005 7:20 pm (#1032 of 2984)

When you live in a college town, and got honked and waved at by cute guys because someone FINALLY realized that you have an HP license plate.

When the loudness of their appreciation almost made you think that they need to get a life. You know, find a nice HP-open girl their own age. Like, 15 years younger.

When you decide that appreciation for HP is worth personal embarrassment.

When you hope the guys don't think that you are Professor McGonnagall.


Julia. - Mar 8, 2005 8:30 pm (#1033 of 2984)

Did someone call for an HP-open college age girl? Anyone know if this boy is Jewish?


septentrion - Mar 9, 2005 2:48 am (#1034 of 2984)

… when you think your husband is not such a muggle because he just giggled when I told him about the new cover arts as if it were the news of the day (that is, for a HP fan, it was the news of the day)

… when you can't help but lurk around this place and pretend working, just like Ladybug, even you have work to do for several days


Ladybug220 - Mar 9, 2005 6:42 am (#1035 of 2984)

when the cover art for the US version of HBP is your computer wallpaper at the office.


pottermom34 - Mar 9, 2005 6:53 am (#1036 of 2984)

When you get excited about finally being able to do cool things and smilies


Elanor - Mar 9, 2005 1:26 pm (#1037 of 2984)

… when the curator of your town's museum asks you to search something for her in the ancient General Hospital archives and you're very happy to help because you love those old handwritten parchments.

… when skimming through them makes you feel as if you were in the Restricted Section of Hogwart's library.

… when searching you are very annoyed to see that parchments you once carefully classified, wrapped and archived, which took you months, are not tidied up and preserved as they should be and you think Madam Pince would disapprove of that too.

… when you find out that someone even not bothered to wrap again a precious 17th century parchment he consulted and you think that, if you ever know who the culprit is, he will soon find out why a quizz told you that you had a Snape-like personality… Grr…

… when the only good thing about that is that you can write about it on this thread!


Thora - Mar 9, 2005 4:50 pm (#1038 of 2984)

… when you are totally jealous that Elanor got to handle parchment that old and have a Hogwarts moment.

… hen you are occasionally short with your children because they interrupt your lexicon time (I know I'm horrid, but honestly how many times a day to they need to point at the advatars?)

… when you need to make it up to your children, hmmm perhaps I will teach them immobulus tag… Wink


pottermom34 - Mar 9, 2005 10:41 pm (#1039 of 2984)

When you visit the Jelly Belly website to see if there are going to be any new Bertie Bott's flavors. Their reply was they don't want to "spill the beans" there might be 2 more flavors. I saw somewhere else on the site two new flavors in development were roasted garlic and cinnamon stick. Maybe the garlic will be a Bertie Bott's.

When you plan to put chocolate frogs, Fizzing Whizbees, Droobles gum and any other Harry Potter related sweets in Easter baskets.


Elanor - Mar 10, 2005 12:50 am (#1040 of 2984)

… when seeing it is Lupin's birthday today you feel as if you had discovered it was the birthday of a dear friend.

… when you think "fortunately it is not the full moon today!" and realize that, each year, poor Lupin has to spend a very bad Easter…

Happy birthday Remus!


septentrion - Mar 10, 2005 4:16 am (#1041 of 2984)

… when you're delighted to receive a mail from a co-worker who says qhe's just read the 4 first books and have ordered the french parperback (due in April) and that she says she thinks of it nearly every day !

… when the new art covers make you discover another HP fan among (amongst ?) the people you know. Well they're not as freakie as you are but still they have loved the books.

… when Elanor previous post reminds you of the time you had your own hands on old parchments and you're sad because Jo hasn't published one book yet and you could't have had a HP moment.


Julia. - Mar 10, 2005 9:57 pm (#1042 of 2984)

… When you nearly bought round black glasses with black frames, even though they looked horrible on you, because they were HP-ish.

… When you see an ad at Shop Right telling you that POA would be out on DVD Nov. 25, and your dad has to hold you back to stop you stealing it.


septentrion - Mar 11, 2005 12:39 am (#1043 of 2984)

… when the first thing you do at work (didn't get access to the computer at home yesterday evening) is to post your coming at accio UK.

… when the first thing you did when getting back home yesterday was to hang the beautiful color print of the HBP cover a nice co-worker did for you.

… when you perfectly understand Julia's temptation having been under the same kind of one so many times.


Ponine - Mar 11, 2005 5:22 am (#1044 of 2984)

… .When you suddenly are told by the forum that you have exceeded your ten free posts a day, and won't be allowed to say another word until tomorrow… Oh, the frustration…


librarian314 - Mar 11, 2005 8:25 am (#1045 of 2984)

Hey all!

When you celebrated Lupin's birthday by baking him a cake (yellow with chocolate icing) and singing "Happy Birthday". Luckily the rest of the family are big fans. Darling daughter was a co-conspirator; she decided there should be a pink wolf howling at the full moon on the cake. I was just the one who added the constellation Canis Major with a different colored star for Sirius. Dad went along because, well, it was just fun and it was his favorite kind of cake. Then we told stories about evil werechickens that had us laughing ourselves silly.

Y'all take care!

*michelle the librarian**


azi - Mar 11, 2005 11:48 am (#1046 of 2984)

I wish I had someone to celebrate Remus's birthday with…

… When you have your MSN name as 'Sirius didn't die, he was sold on ebay'.


Acceber - Mar 11, 2005 7:29 pm (#1047 of 2984)

… when your sister, who is playing Petunia in her After-School's production of Sorcerer's Stone, says that she should dye her hair black to match Pet's and you get riled. I realized that she's only seen the movies and not read the books, so of course she thinks Pet's hair is black. I told her it's really blonde, and that the black hair is movie contamination, but she still didn't believe me. So I ran upstairs, grabbed SS off my shelf, ran back downstairs, and read the quote off the first page that specifically says Petunia's hair is blonde. Now she believes me .

… when your friend is talking about a Harry dream she had, and you're not really listening, but when she mentioned the release date, you perked up and said, "July 16th."

… when you're annoyed because you were supposed to have a Harry dream.


pottermom34 - Mar 11, 2005 11:02 pm (#1048 of 2984)

When you change the cursor on your computer to an owl that looks like Hedwig.


The giant squid - Mar 12, 2005 5:41 pm (#1049 of 2984)

… When you wish you could see Becca's sister's production of SS.


Denise P. - Mar 12, 2005 6:04 pm (#1050 of 2984)

When you pay for some books you bought at the bookstore where you are planning to go to the midnight release of HBP and the clerk asks you:

"Do you know any Harry Potter fans?" and you can reply instantly:

"I already bought my advance copy the day you put it up for sale and I will be here at midnight."

She actually asked me why I wanted to be there at midnight. @@ <--eyes bugging in astonishment Doesn't everyone??



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Thora - Mar 12, 2005 7:35 pm (#1051 of 2984)

… when you think the person at Denise's bookstore should be locked in a room with the series until converted into a fan, and it's rather odd that ANY bookseller hasn't fallen in love with them by now.

… when you are dying to know how you can get an owl cursor, please tell me.

Thora


Dumbledore - Mar 12, 2005 8:31 pm (#1052 of 2984)

… when you are flicking channels and see on the "guide" thing that a show called Welcome Home, Kotter or something to that extent is on and you immediately think it says Welcome Home Potter and have to go back to aforementioned channel to check what it was.

… when you are insanely disappointed to find out show is, in fact, called Welcome Home Kotter


Denise P. - Mar 12, 2005 8:34 pm (#1053 of 2984)

At the risk of dating myself, are you sure it was not "Welcome Back, Kotter"? If so, you should have tuned in to see a very young John Travolta.


Dumbledore - Mar 12, 2005 8:36 pm (#1054 of 2984)

Oh it must have been Welcome Back, Kotter then. Once I registered it was not Harry related I was insanely disappointed. Even though a young John Travolta is highly appealing, I would prefer Harry to him anyday. (Even though I LOVED his acting in Grease).


Elanor - Mar 13, 2005 12:30 am (#1055 of 2984)

… when, at a dinner, someone mentions ferrets and how they are used for hunting and you ask for details.

… when you're sure Draco would be a hopeless hunting ferret: how a rabbit could be scared by him?

… when there are annoying people that you privately call "ferrets" and that makes you smile…


pottermom34 - Mar 13, 2005 10:27 pm (#1056 of 2984)

When your husband threatens to ban you from Harry Potter because you talk about it too much. Of course we know there's never too much.


ruthlesspenguin - Mar 14, 2005 1:59 am (#1057 of 2984)

… when you change the time on your computer so that the countdown clock you just downloaded from Mugglenet is correct, even though this means you have no idea what the correct local time is.

… when you notice that said countdown clock adds an extra two minutes to the time it takes for your computer to turn on, but you decide to leave it there anyway.

… when you dream that you are reading an advance copy of HBP.

… when you dream turns into a nightmare when you realise you are halfway through the book and haven't taken in a single thing, and rereading doesn't help.

… when you wake up sweating, dreading such a terrible thing could actually happen.

<(')


Liz Mann - Mar 14, 2005 9:19 am (#1058 of 2984)

… when you're sure you had a Harry Potter dream last night but can't remember it. Actually, I can remember quite a bit of my dream and none of it is HP. I guess the HP part must have been before the bit I can still remember, because I seem to remember thinking at some point about how I had finally had another HP dream and could post it on the forum. But I can't remember if this was during the dream or after I woke up now.


Julia. - Mar 14, 2005 8:52 pm (#1059 of 2984)

… When Greg on "Whose Line is it Anyway?" makes a Uranus joke and you think of Ron.


freshwater - Mar 14, 2005 10:51 pm (#1060 of 2984)

… when you notice the house that is always decorated for every holiday has green, neon shamrocks in every window… .but only after the green glows register as the Dark Mark and your heart skips a beat.


The giant squid - Mar 15, 2005 1:23 am (#1061 of 2984)

… When you wait for ten minutes, refreshing every 30 seconds or so, for Kip to put up the new Chat thread just so you can post something inane. It may be useless babble, but it was the first post of useless babble!


Madame Pomfrey - Mar 15, 2005 11:45 am (#1062 of 2984)

When you see a police truck with a K-9 aboard and the police dogs name in parenthesis is "Draco" and you wonder if it was a fellow Potterhead who named him.


Elanor - Mar 15, 2005 2:33 pm (#1063 of 2984)

… when you have to make the kids of your class write a story for the school newsletter and you're very pleased because they choose to write a story about dragons (hey, I heard you! Who said I influenced them? )

… when they have trouble describing the dragon, hero of the story, some kids saying that only red dragons exist, not green ones, and they ask you if green dragons exist too and you can't help but smile, thinking to the Common Green Welsh and to the green/red dragon symbolism you just talked about on the alchemy thread, though you only answer "oh yes, I am positive, there are some green ones too!".

… when they have to name it and choose to christen it "Gaspard" and you think Hagrid would like this name very much…


Hollywand - Mar 15, 2005 7:51 pm (#1064 of 2984)

"Gaspard the French Firebreather?" Now, how is your class going to feed Gaspard? I do hope you have your dragon hide gloves and harness..


septentrion - Mar 16, 2005 8:15 am (#1065 of 2984)

… when you remember the day you are because it's just four monthes before HBP


pottermom34 - Mar 16, 2005 8:58 am (#1066 of 2984)

… when you occasionally find yourself talking with a british accent after watching the movies, or due to watching them too much.


Elanor - Mar 16, 2005 1:09 pm (#1067 of 2984)

Hollywand: "Gaspard the French Firebreather?" Now, how is your class going to feed Gaspard? I do hope you have your dragon hide gloves and harness.. " I do! But they have imagined that it was in fact a good dragon that people feared without any good reason, saying things like: "He breathes fire, okay, big deal! It is not as if it was dangerous, isn't it?". Wait! Maybe I've got Hagrid's little cousin in my class and I didn't know! Hmmm…

… when you had the weirdest HP dream ever. I was in my class and a colleague was coming for reminding me that we had agreed to go and dance at a birthday party (don't ask). When we arrived there, I realized that it was Lucius' birthday and I was saying "No way! I will never dance for a Malfoy!" when the alarm clock rang.

… when you're happy to see that even in dreams you remain a faithful Gryffindor!


Dr Filibuster - Mar 16, 2005 2:29 pm (#1068 of 2984)

Elanor, forget little cousin, maybe you have Hagrid & Maxime's son in your class?


Hollywand - Mar 16, 2005 3:36 pm (#1069 of 2984)

Haha!!! ;-) Hilarious! Just say no to the waltzing Malfoy… hey, feed him to Gaspard!


pottermom34 - Mar 16, 2005 8:14 pm (#1070 of 2984)

… when you see a book called Toad Rage and immediatley think of Delores J Umbridge.

… when setting up a book fair you see the HP books were put on the shelf out of book order so when the person in charge isn't looking you put them in book order.


Snuffles - Mar 17, 2005 4:40 am (#1071 of 2984)

When a work supplier friend complains that his glasses have water on them from going into a freezer and you offer to put an impervius charm on them, with which he replies "Is that from Harry Potter, dont you think about anything else?" You think to yourself, "What else is there!!!" The Muggle!!!!


Phoenix song - Mar 17, 2005 9:33 am (#1072 of 2984)

Snuffles, tell the Muggle that you are always thinking about Harry Potter because you choose not to waste valuable brain space thinking about unimportant things. And then pointedly let him know that he's already depleted your Muggle allotment for the day.

You know you're a Harry Potter fan when you're offended at all of the comments from Muggles that your fellow forumers must endure!

Barbie


Snuffles - Mar 17, 2005 9:49 am (#1073 of 2984)

Thanks Barb

I'ts ok though, I can see his office from mine so I sent a bat bogey hex from my window!!


septentrion - Mar 17, 2005 12:48 pm (#1074 of 2984)

… when you're too much pleased that the logo chosen for an event you're contributing to organise is green and purple. When I told that to my boss, she giggled.

… when you're glad not to have met somebody yet who acts as a muggle towards your HP obsession but deeply sympathise with those who have.

… when you meet a friend you haven't seen for years, and during the quarter you updated to each other, you manage to tell you're HP obsessed.


Elanor - Mar 17, 2005 2:39 pm (#1075 of 2984)

Dr Filibuster:"Elanor, forget little cousin, maybe you have Hagrid & Maxime's son in your class?". Unfortunately, none of them has bones big enough for that…

… when you had another HP related dream: I was visiting Brazil (no, I am not a boa animagus) and there was a beautiful beach, with deckchairs in the shade, heavenly, and in the dream I was thinking "it would be the perfect place for reading HP", just before thinking "forget it, this is the perfect place for a nap but your view on the medieval abbey is far better for HP". (Okay, I'm ready for St Mungo now)

… when you can't help but borrow Barbie's words: "You know you're a Harry Potter fan when you're offended at all of the comments from Muggles that your fellow forumers must endure! " So true!


librarian314 - Mar 17, 2005 6:42 pm (#1076 of 2984)

When you are out star gazing with your daughter and she jumps up and down, claps, and shouts his name when she finds Sirius (and his front paw) and then blows him a kiss.

It's really cool that I get to share not only my love of the books but star gazing as well with my darling daughter.

*michelle the librarian**


Nicole Bloom - Mar 17, 2005 9:50 pm (#1077 of 2984)

… When you're excited about writing a term paper because its about the differences between the PoA movie and the book.

While I'm on the subject, does anyone know where I might go to get a detailed analysis on the differences? I know the book like the back of my hand and I've seen the movie but wasn't impressed with it. I can think of stuff off the top of my head but the details are hard. Thanks Wink


Hollywand - Mar 17, 2005 10:02 pm (#1078 of 2984)

Just my two knuts Nicole, but I think you should check out the outlines of the "Movie" threads, and search topic specific.

The outline function lets you see the beginning of each remark, and will be a quick way to scan a thread for your central themes.

If you choose a few themes to focus on and search accordingly, you will probably find some very interesting details to compare.


pottermom34 - Mar 18, 2005 9:49 am (#1079 of 2984)

When you are bowling and try to imagine Dumbledore bowling cause his wizard card says he enjoys 10 pin bowling. Is he a good bowler or a bad one.


Elanor - Mar 18, 2005 1:20 pm (#1080 of 2984)

… when you see daffodils starting to flower in your Mom's yard and you wonder if it could be a sign that the door of the Room of Requirements on JKR's site will open soon…

… when there is a kind of nosebleed epidemic amongst the kids in the playground and you wonder if the Weasley twins are not organizing a nosebleed nougat traffic on the sly. Some say the sun is the culprit, codswallop! I'd better keep an eye on the red-haired playground's trouble makers…


Liz Mann - Mar 18, 2005 3:06 pm (#1081 of 2984)

… when you are in your room when all the lights and electricity suddenly goes off in both your house and the neighbouring houses, and you say to your mum, "If I didn't know they were fictional, I'd say the Dementors were coming."


Thora - Mar 18, 2005 7:07 pm (#1082 of 2984)

(Nicole 3 words "Dumb talking heads" sorry pet peeve)

… when someone found you at the church chili cookoff to make sure that you knew that a mutual friend is a total Potter nutt. I already knew but the conversation gave me a chance to reflect on how glad I am that the person in charge of all the children's activities is on OUR side.

… when your wondering where you can get those huge punching baloons so you can make a huge lion's head like Luna's, if only I could make it roar…


Mrs Brisbee - Mar 18, 2005 7:57 pm (#1083 of 2984)

… when your five year old is determined to get you something Harry Potter related for your birthday. Today she has asked me if I wanted a Harry Potter movie, a Harry Potter book, or Harry Potter shoes. I have no idea what Harry Potter shoes are supposed to be, but apparently the five year old has some concept.

… when you try to convince your five year old that pre-ordering HBP for mommy would make a really really great birthday present. When you try to explain about how the book doesn't come out until summer though, she just gives you "the look". Maybe I should just go with the shoes…


TwinklingBlueEyes - Mar 18, 2005 9:12 pm (#1084 of 2984)

Mrs Brisbee, anytime you are dealing with a 5 year old, go with the shoes… LOL!

Hmm, topic… you know when your 3 year old grand-daughter comes to "sleep" at your house, and the movie she wants to watch while going to sleep is "Harry". Her favorite is COS.


Acceber - Mar 18, 2005 9:43 pm (#1085 of 2984)

… when you use Umbridge's discrimation of "half-breeds" and Harry's reaction as an example in your English paragraph about rebelling against an unfair government. Not the best example, I know, but I couldn't think of anything else and I wanted to include Harry in there somewhere.

… when the word "Bulgaria" is the answer to a jumble you're doing, and you think of Krum.

… when you know you've seen a lot of other Harry-related words in crosswords puzzles, but you can't remember them all, unfortunately.


pottermom34 - Mar 18, 2005 9:57 pm (#1086 of 2984)

When watching Nickelodeon you see the top 5 books sales and HBP is
#1


Cornelia - Mar 19, 2005 8:26 am (#1087 of 2984)

… when you see on a clothes-line in a garden some greying underwear and think immediately: whats Snape doing in Estonia?

… when you do a crosswordpuzzle and the first thing you see is: Professor Snape:… Rickman and you dive under the table, giggling like a teenager and your husband starts one more time complaining about this Potterboy…


Denise P. - Mar 19, 2005 8:56 am (#1088 of 2984)

when you see the headline Giant squid return off SoCal coast and you nod knowingly, now you know where Dumbledore spends his spring break.


Eponine - Mar 19, 2005 7:39 pm (#1089 of 2984)

When you want to hug the little kid in the bookstore who kept pointing out the Harry Potter books to his mom.

When you want to jump over the counter to steal the sales girl HP6 button at said bookstore. It was purple with a big "VI" on it, and underneath it said in small letters, "coming July 16".

When you don't even need to see the "coming July 16" to figure out what the button is for.

When you're so excited to get the Quidditch Harry figure from PoA on sale for $5 at the mall.


The giant squid - Mar 20, 2005 12:15 am (#1090 of 2984)

when you see the headline "Giant squid return off SoCal coast" and you nod knowingly, now you know where Dumbledore spends his spring break.

It's a bald-faced lie--I haven't been anywhere near the SoCal coast in years!


Liz Mann - Mar 20, 2005 6:16 am (#1091 of 2984)

This was a while ago but:

… when you are really happy to find out that your local Waterstones will be open for the Midnight release of Half-Blood Prince!

… when you will be at said bookstore at midnight to get your copy.

… when you are slightly put out because your mum will probably not let you read any of it until the morning, like she did with OotP.


septentrion - Mar 20, 2005 8:09 am (#1092 of 2984)

… when you suggest Liz to do like Harry : to use a lamp under your bedsheet. Of course, this could do if your mother doesn't confiscate the book until the morning.


Liz Mann - Mar 20, 2005 12:46 pm (#1093 of 2984)

I hope not! She didn't last time, anyway.


pottermom34 - Mar 21, 2005 7:58 am (#1094 of 2984)

When you see goats at a petting zoo and think of Aberforth.
When you want to tell everyone who hasn't ordered HBP yet that you can pre order it at Toys R Us for $5.00 down this starting this week.


Eponine - Mar 21, 2005 10:02 am (#1095 of 2984)

When you're reading The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin in class, and he mentions 'constant vigilance', and you really have to restrain yourself from yelling it.


Amilia Smith - Mar 22, 2005 10:42 pm (#1096 of 2984)

… when you are writing an essay in a word processor, and every time you are ready to start a new paragraph, you hit the "enter" key twice.

Mills.


Julia. - Mar 22, 2005 11:29 pm (#1097 of 2984)

LOL Mills, I've done that more times than I'd like to admit.

… When on the bus you hear someone say "I won a Harry Potter movie on DVD, but, uugh, like, I don't want to watch that!" and you have to restrain yourself.


Thora - Mar 23, 2005 6:16 am (#1098 of 2984)

… when you had so much fun in the chat room last night it led to a lovely dream where you go to visit JKR and become good friends, I know, I know, in my wildest dreams… .


Thora - Mar 24, 2005 11:49 am (#1099 of 2984)

… when you suspect a serious depression is coming on because not even the Lexicon is dispelling the demontor's gloom from your day (someone whip up a patronus and send it my way please the chocolate isn't helping.)


Dumbledore - Mar 24, 2005 12:11 pm (#1100 of 2984)

I think tha patronus might be too difficult for my meager magical abilities, but my cheering charm abilities are up to scratch and I'm sending one your way, Thora!



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Elanor - Mar 24, 2005 12:16 pm (#1101 of 2984)

Someone asked for a patronus? Here it is "Expecto patronum… " Do you want to hear the funny kid story of the day to cheer you up?

Remember Gaspard the French Firebreather? (Gaspard) Well, the kids imagined the rest of the story: that a ugly Giant, smelling awful, was threatening a village that Gaspard our, I-breath-fire-but-I'm-not-dangerous dragon, saved by roasting the Giant's buttocks! Now, I'm wondering even more if I have not Hagrid's little cousin in my class…

… When you think to the parents of the said kids wondering if one of them could be considered having "big bones"…


septentrion - Mar 24, 2005 1:58 pm (#1102 of 2984)

LOL Elanor ! Kids really have just the good imagination !


Acceber - Mar 24, 2005 4:05 pm (#1103 of 2984)

… when you make a timeline in the shape of Harry's scar.

… when you plan to use the Harry in Dumbledore's office scene from OoP in your script adaptation for English. I would have done part of the Shrieking Shack scene from PoA, but we can't use books that have already been made into movies (not that Steve Kloves did that scene justice, but that's for another thread).

… when a classmate says, "I like your Hogwarts scarf," and you're proud of her for realizing that it's Harry-related, but you wish she knew it was a Gryffindor scarf.

… when you see the word "Interdepartmental" and think of the memos the Ministry uses.

… when you write the last YKYAHPLFW item on your hand so you won't forget.

… when you purposely use the abbreviation HBP in your science essay.

… when you try and explain to your friend that you needed to have something Harry in there and she looks at you quizically.


Thora - Mar 24, 2005 7:41 pm (#1104 of 2984)

When you want to say thanks for the patronus and cheering charm I'm doing better now, it was a bad day.

When you need to thank Julia for getting some HP sounds for you because hearing Harry say I smell trouble when someone signs on MSN messenger is great.


TwinklingBlueEyes - Mar 24, 2005 9:04 pm (#1105 of 2984)

"When you need to thank Julia for getting some HP sounds for you because hearing Harry say I smell trouble when someone signs on MSN messenger is great."

Julia, can you let me know where to find them pretty please?


Julia. - Mar 24, 2005 10:51 pm (#1106 of 2984)

It my pleasure Thora! here's the link for them.

… When your origional Purim costume falls through and you go as Hermione.

… When, thank G-d you had the proper gear (grey skirt and v-neck sweater, white button down shirt, Gryffindor tie and scarf, and wand) on hand.

… When your mum knows you went as Hermione without having been told.


azi - Mar 25, 2005 5:14 am (#1107 of 2984)

… when your history teacher says, 'I have some more authors for you to read.' and someone in your class goes, 'JK Rowling!' and you find it really funny. Shame JKR doesn't write books on Innocent III's pontificate. It would make it more interesting. Smile

… when you're about to break up with your boyfriend and you think of HP quotes to cheer you up. 'Shut up Dursley you great prune!' made me feel so much better! Plus me and one of my friends are going on an anti-men trip tomorrow. Smile I'm looking forward to it. Smile


Elanor - Mar 25, 2005 10:32 am (#1108 of 2984)

… when, while spending your lunchtime grading your students's work, a long and dull work, a bumblebee enters your classroom, buzzing, and you can't help but smile, thinking to Dumbledore humming for himself.

… when it takes you some minutes to realize you're not working anymore but are just staring absent-mindedly at it with a stupid grin on your face.

… when you decide it is the sign you need a break and take five minutes for popping in the computers room of the school and checking the forum…


Nicole Bloom - Mar 25, 2005 11:40 am (#1109 of 2984)

… while walking around campus you notice a girl sitting, reading OotP.

… When you smile because you're happy to see her reading it.

… When you start wondering what part she's at.

… When you have the urge to sit beside her and read over her shoulder.

… When you're quite sure she wouldn't like that so a better plan would be to take it from her.

… When the thought that you have your own copy at home stops you from doing this.


Dragonesss - Mar 27, 2005 11:01 am (#1110 of 2984)
Edited by Mar 27, 2005 10:02 am

… when receiving Peet's Coffee&Tea gift certificate for your volunteer work you buy "Golden Dragon Oolong" tea and "Phoenix Mountain Oolong " tea and consider it as getting "Harry Potter Gift".


Julia. - Mar 28, 2005 12:24 am (#1111 of 2984)

… When you send your friends this picture and the first thing they notice is your Gyrffindor scarf. (By the way, that's me and my friend Greg)


pottermom34 - Mar 28, 2005 1:00 pm (#1112 of 2984)

When playing a dvd movie game and the only answers you knew were the Harry Potter movies, (it was a hard category)


Ydnam96 - Mar 29, 2005 12:26 am (#1113 of 2984)

… when you are at Disneyland and riding on The Haunted Mansion ride and all you can think about is how much like Sir Nick's Death Day party it looked like.


Cornelia - Mar 29, 2005 6:03 am (#1114 of 2984)

… when you visit your favorite bookshop (the only one with many english books) to look for a book, suddenly discover a HP Poster and make the girl in the shop call her boss because you have to have it(I´ll get it after the 16th of July)


Thora - Mar 29, 2005 7:09 am (#1115 of 2984)

When your son was carrying his toys around in a cauldron yesterday, it was so cute now I just need a little broom for when I'm having a lie-in Wink


Liz Mann - Mar 29, 2005 11:46 am (#1116 of 2984)

… when you are trying to find questions for a mega quiz on PoA (the book) but can't because it means speed-reading the shrieking shack scene which is making your mind wander to things like, "What would happen if Harry really yelled at Snape for being so pathetic?" and "What if James were a spirit and he were in the shrieking shack and started haunting Snape every time he tried to take them back to the castle?"


Aqualu Nifey - Mar 29, 2005 6:09 pm (#1117 of 2984)

"… when you have the urge to sit down beside her and read over her shoulder." - Nicole Bloom

When you actually do sit down and read over her shoulder.

When you actually ask her what part she's at.


pottermom34 - Mar 29, 2005 9:26 pm (#1118 of 2984)

When a contestant on Jeopardy answers a question by saying "What is Uranus", and you think of Ron in the DoM.


Sconie Girl - Mar 30, 2005 11:16 am (#1119 of 2984)

When there's a new picture on TLC from the HPB and you call your Boss over in the middle of the work day to see it and discuss when July 16th will come!


Julia. - Mar 30, 2005 3:03 pm (#1120 of 2984)

… When upon hearing from Sconie Girl that there is a new pic on TLC, you immideatly go there.

… When upon seeing the new pic, you start jumping up and down and *squee*ing so loudly that your RA has to come tell you to be quiet.


Ff3girl - Mar 30, 2005 8:53 pm (#1121 of 2984)

When one of your professors buys you a Harry Potter bookmark because she thought of you specifically when she saw it… !


freshwater - Mar 31, 2005 2:07 pm (#1122 of 2984)

… .when you are watching Robert Louis Stevenson's "St. Ives" on DVD and suddenly realize that the wicked grandson is being played by Jason Issacs. If you haven't seen it, check it out: romance, sword play and great humor, also a death scene with Jason Issacs.


pottermom34 - Mar 31, 2005 6:10 pm (#1123 of 2984)

When you work at a zoo gift shop and want to buy all the owl things that look like Hedwig.
And you design your name tag with Harry Potter font.


septentrion - Apr 1, 2005 4:07 am (#1124 of 2984)

… when you see a spider in your kitchen and instead of thinking "spider", you think "Ron".


Thora - Apr 1, 2005 7:24 am (#1125 of 2984)

How funny septentrion, because…

… when before ridding your kitchen of a spider you think that looks just like the one on Jo's website!

… when you tell your husband about the spider in the kitchen and he says "how do you know it wasn't her in animagi form and you just smashed her?" to which I replied "Well she would have seen me coming and run, it just sat there, besides she'd never be a spider." (but there was this silly little flicker of doubt and if we don't get an update soon we will all know it's my fault)

Thora


Liz Mann - Apr 1, 2005 7:38 am (#1126 of 2984)

… when you are horrified to see that Mugglenet has been shut down.


Ydnam96 - Apr 1, 2005 8:32 am (#1127 of 2984)

Don't worry Liz, it's April Fools Day… .just wait for a bit and the real page shows up Smile. I only know that because I too was very sad but then the real page showed up.

When you are driving home on the freeway and notice an exit for "Dudley St" and you wonder if there are any other streets around that you hadn't noticed taht were HP related and then you were pleased to see a "Petunia" street the next day. Smile


Liz Mann - Apr 1, 2005 11:05 am (#1128 of 2984)

Don't worry Liz, it's April Fools Day… .just wait for a bit and the real page shows up Smile. I only know that because I too was very sad but then the real page showed up.

I know it's an April Fool's Day joke. I was hoping to fool people on here into going to the link.


Regan of Gong - Apr 1, 2005 3:16 pm (#1129 of 2984)

… When you find yourself reading your English text book (Composing and Responding level 4) that contains three paragraphs of CoS, looking for THAT vital clue.

(It was the scene in the girls bathroom, brewing the polyjuice potion, discussing whether Draco's been opening the Chamber of Secrets)


septentrion - Apr 3, 2005 12:08 pm (#1130 of 2984)

… when you see a woman wearing a beautiful long black velvet hooded cloak and pretend she's a witch. A pity I couldn't have the opportunity to ask her where she got that cloak.


pottermom34 - Apr 3, 2005 12:16 pm (#1131 of 2984)

When your daughter is looking at kites and you try to convince her to buy either the one that looks like Hedwig or the one that has a wizard that looks like DD riding on the back of a dragon on it. Incidentally she bought the one with a macaw on it. Oh well I tried.


septentrion - Apr 5, 2005 5:05 am (#1132 of 2984)

… when you grieved to have a work place where the whole world can see what you're typing but you manage to get round this by resizing your IE window.


Elanor - Apr 5, 2005 6:12 am (#1133 of 2984)

… when you know how to solve Septentrion's problem: a nice Desillusionment Charm casted on her computer should really help her!

… when you feel nervous before having a medical test done and you tell yourself: "come on, get a grip girl, you're supposed to be a Gryffindor!"

… when during this test you have not to move at all for 20 minutes in a stressful machine and you try to remember the more HP quotes you can for time to pass faster. Thanks Jo!


Star Crossed - Apr 5, 2005 6:19 pm (#1134 of 2984)

… when you found a new way to control your anger: say Harry Potter names in your head, then spell them out slowly.


Miriam Huber - Apr 6, 2005 9:07 am (#1135 of 2984)

… when you are really relieved (sic!) that there is an update on JKR´s site at last!


Elanor - Apr 6, 2005 9:25 am (#1136 of 2984)

… when you have to transcribe some potions from a real 18th century hand-written potions book (from my town's old hospital general) and you think to Snape and that he would love the "woodlouse syrup" or the potion made with cooked toads (I kid you not!).

… when you have to choose one to be made for an event here, a nice and harmless herbal tea recipe, but think our dear potions master would have had fun serving the people coming to that feast with the "syrop pour ceus qui sont agonisans et ne se peuvent ravoir" (the syrup for dying people that you can't get back - scary name but it looked delicious actually!).

… when you can't help to take a picture of that book so that it becomes your avatar.


septentrion - Apr 6, 2005 11:41 am (#1137 of 2984)

"syrop pour ceus qui sont agonisans et ne se peuvent ravoir" (the syrup for dying people that you can't get back - scary name but it looked delicious actually!).

Sounds more like a potion for drunk people

… when you have two countdowns on your desktop, one from Mugglenet and one from Scholastics (plus an excel one - courtesy of Elanor - pinned on your cupboard).

… when you're thrilled because tomorrow you'll have less than 100 days to wait for.


Liz Mann - Apr 8, 2005 2:05 pm (#1138 of 2984)

… when you smile when you see a person across the road who looks to be wearing a pink hoodie and jeans, and has curlyish light brown hair.


Eponine - Apr 8, 2005 2:25 pm (#1139 of 2984)

When you have to rip into your Lego Knight Bus that comes in the mail, but you can't start putting it together until you cue up the Knight Bus scene from PoA.


Marie E. - Apr 8, 2005 10:35 pm (#1140 of 2984)

When everytime you visit a park you consider whether or not it would work for a HP gathering.


MoonRider - Apr 9, 2005 8:44 am (#1141 of 2984)

… ..you read/re-read "The Da Vinci Code" and you keep reading/seeing "Sirius" instead of "Silas".


Thora - Apr 9, 2005 9:31 pm (#1142 of 2984)

When you are at Barnes and Noble trying to pre-order the audio HBP for your husband and he picks up a copy of Grimms tales and you think of Sirius.

When you are quite miffed they won't let you pre order the audio HBP yet and you do NOT want to again have to go back in to the store in the middle of reading to get the audio book they wouldn't let you buy the night before so your husband can listen while you read. Guess I'll be calling weekly… .


Catherine - Apr 10, 2005 5:08 pm (#1143 of 2984)

When you were miffed back in December when they wouldn't let you order your audio copy of the book.

When the Barnes and Noble staff say to you, "Yes, your copies are reserved" when they see you coming.

When you know that they are tired of you double/triple/quadruple-checking, but you do it anyway.


Sconie Girl - Apr 11, 2005 11:56 am (#1144 of 2984)

When you think that you will need to install a mail box at your parent's log cabin to insure that you and your mother will each get HBP right away!


Elanor - Apr 11, 2005 12:42 pm (#1145 of 2984)

… when you watch an old animated film (Paul Grimault's "Le roi et l'oiseau", "The king and the bird"), the story of a sheperdess and a xhimney sweep who live in paintings and fall in love with each other and you wonder if there is some romance between paintings at Hogwarts too…


septentrion - Apr 11, 2005 12:56 pm (#1146 of 2984)

… when one of your co-workers thinks Harry's birthday is on August 11th and you reply without thinking : "no, it's Ginny's birthday".

… when you tell the friend who wants to visit you during summer that you're not available two week-ends for HP "obligations" (HBP and Accio).


GryffEndora - Apr 11, 2005 6:55 pm (#1147 of 2984)

… when you feel guilty every time you play Spider Solitare and you wonder if Ron would understand.


septentrion - Apr 11, 2005 11:38 pm (#1148 of 2984)

… when you know you'll think of Ron the next time you'll play Spider Solitaire thanks to Gryffendora.


pottermom34 - Apr 12, 2005 8:32 pm (#1149 of 2984)

When a customer in the zoo only wants a penguin and you think of fellow forumers.(ruthless penguin, and penguin patronus)


Catherine - Apr 13, 2005 4:00 pm (#1150 of 2984)

When the renewal form came for your custom license plate, and you didn't mind paying it.

When your license plate still says "Oblivia8!"

When you feel smug and satisfied as you drive down the road modifying memories as you go… .



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Liz Mann - Apr 13, 2005 4:44 pm (#1151 of 2984)

… when you see an advert with the phases of the moon on it, and when you look at the full moon you think of Lupin.


ruthlesspenguin - Apr 13, 2005 4:50 pm (#1152 of 2984)

… when someone you've never met and who lives one the other side of the world thinks of you when someone mentions penguins. Thankyou pottermom, somehow the assignments I am working on seem much more achievable.

<(')


Marie E. - Apr 13, 2005 6:32 pm (#1153 of 2984)

… when a friend calls you out of the blue because she thought of a HP license plate you could use.


pottermom34 - Apr 13, 2005 7:00 pm (#1154 of 2984)

When you wish you had a broomstick because of the gas prices.
When you wish instead of using gas you could use the Locomoter charm on you car.


Ydnam96 - Apr 13, 2005 10:05 pm (#1155 of 2984)

When your day just doesn't start right because the forum was down when you got up Sad


The giant squid - Apr 13, 2005 11:16 pm (#1156 of 2984)

… When you start seriously considering having your next license plate read "oddment". It fits on so many levels…


Star Crossed - Apr 14, 2005 3:52 am (#1157 of 2984)

… when you think of the Weasley family in Biology class. We're learning about natural selection and usually if parents produce more than average offspring, it means they're better adapted to their enviroment and have a better chance of surviving.

… when you actually wrote 'Weasleys & Bio' on your hand so you wouldn't forget. Sadly, only one person asked me about it. Razz


wolfgrl - Apr 14, 2005 6:24 am (#1158 of 2984)

… when being, well wolfgrl, your grandmother gives you a wolf pillow that she made and you are very happy.

… when you flip the pillow over and discover that it has an owl on it that reminds you of Hedwig and you are very very happy. I don't think she even knows I am Potty. :-)


Elanor - Apr 14, 2005 7:50 am (#1159 of 2984)

… when you hear some news about the construction of the Hermione frigate that you already visited twice in the previous years, before you got hooked by HP, and you're shocked you've only made the link between that boat's name and our Hermione today.Tut-tut…

… when you want to tell your fellow forumers what that Hermione is! In the town of Rochefort, is built again the frigate on which La Fayette sailed from France to the USA in 1780 for helping the insurgents. His Hermione had been built at Rochefort then and an association is building it again, exactly where the first one had been built, using only the techniques of that time. Everybody can visit the building site (it is great!) and the frigate should be finished by 2007. It should start its own trip towards the USA at that time. ([You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]


Liz Mann - Apr 14, 2005 1:30 pm (#1160 of 2984)

… when you see the some words that remind you of Fortuna Major.

… when you repeat those words several times to try and remember them for the forum, but alas, earwax!


Amilia Smith - Apr 14, 2005 6:45 pm (#1161 of 2984)

… when, every time you pass the Sky Zone display at work, you think to yourself, "Penseive."

Mills.


Elfcat - Apr 14, 2005 8:31 pm (#1162 of 2984)

I have been writing these for a while, so there will be many. Brace yourselves:

… when you realize that OoP should come out in theaters the same year you graduate high school and immediately think "w00t! party at the theater after graduation!" (or prom)

… when you walk out of web design class (where you spent all hour on the forum) and very nearly have to stuff your fist in your mouth to avoid laughing in the face of your guyfriend who looks just like Harry

… when you laugh at loud at the sign in your local airport on the half-built concourse that says "platform nine and three-quarters"

… when you are tempted to take your picture by said sign

… when you compare each of your real classes and extra-curricular activities to one at Hogwarts

… when you are dissapointed that in your one and only HP dream, all the HP characters morphed into Star Trek characters halfway through

… when you only score 25% on the HP obsession quiz and are afraid/ashamed to tell anyone until now (think I took the quiz last october… )

… when even the friends who you consider to be non-HP go to the sadie hawkins dance as Harry and Hermy

… when your science teacher is getting married and you're sad because this means that she won't be Ms. Norris anymore

… when you walk through the dungeon-like basement under your gym and hear Snape's voice saying "Do you have any idea how serious this is?"

… when the previous item cracks you up (even when you're late for class)

… when one thing guaranteed to send you to the depths of depression is thinking about the fact that your cousin Lynn is the only one who likes HP out of an immediate family that is so religiously fanatic that he was even afraid to borrow my copy of OoP in case his parents found it

… when you immediately copy&pasted Wolfgrl's lyrics to "God Rest Ye Merry Hippogriffs" to word when you saw them

… when you finnaly got your sister to read GoF after four years of coaxing

… when you see a bottle of Snapple and it reminds you of Gina ^_~

… when you realize that there are forum memebers here from your three favorite countries, and that just makes the forum, the memebers, and the countries that much cooler

… when your friend is pointing out shapes in the clouds and what she calls a ghost looks like a giant squid to you

… when a guy in your karate class looks like Draco (hillarious because he's also very vain and "superior")

… when you spend forever waiting for the real version of Jo's site to download when text only would be way faster

… when you see "Montague" while reading Romeo and Juliet and it makes you smile

… when in the movie version you watched the Capulets were wearing red and yellow, and you nearly busted a gut trying not to laugh

… when you kill time by lokking for HP names in the phone book, and you discover that there are no Weasleys in Idaho, but there is at least one Weatherbie

… when you have twenty-two thing to say here on your first post, and that wasn't even all of the ones you wrote down


Regan of Gong - Apr 15, 2005 4:35 am (#1163 of 2984)

When it makes you so very sad you are unable to log onto the forum at school for fear that the administrators will start asking awkward questions. Then people will hear. Then rumours will start. Then every one will give you hell for liking HP. It makes me so very sad…


Thora - Apr 15, 2005 6:34 am (#1164 of 2984)

When yoyour husband would be REALLY upset if he ever figured out how much your HP party is going to cost in the end. At least I'm being kind and doing a little every month (oh wait that's because I'm to excited to wait to buy things, tee hee)

Thora


septentrion - Apr 15, 2005 10:40 am (#1165 of 2984)

… when you find out that a girl you've been knowing for a while is actually as potterholic as you are. One never speak too much ! She even had a HP dream once. She hasn't read the original version yet but is tempted so of course I have encouraged her in doing it. I also show her the way too the leaky cauldron and to the lexicon.


Acceber - Apr 15, 2005 2:53 pm (#1166 of 2984)

I keep forgetting to post these, they're from the past three or so weeks, so bear with me:

… when your friend needs a book to do for her script adaptation and you casually suggest a HP book. She went to the school library to get GoF and she didn't know what scene to do. She said something like, "You know these books well, will you pick a scene for me?" I chose the egg and the eye scene, because it would be fun to stage and there is just the right mix of dialogue and description.

… when somehow the topic of OoP comes up as you're walking from gym class and you say you've read it around ten times. My classmates didn't believe me.

… when you finally have another HP dream after a long hiatus. The only bit I remember was that I was trapped in this metal contraption in the Dursleys' living room. I could only stick my tongue out at Pet and Vernon. Dudley and Harry weren't there. The trap was extremely uncomfortable.

… when you're glad that the topic at lunch is Harry. We discussed people dying and couples. I chimed in as much as possible without sounding like a complete nerd. Whoops, never mind, I am a complete nerd .

… when you're reading a magazine with an article about Julia Roberts that features the name of her son Phinnaeus, and you wish she spelled it Phineas like it is in the books.

… when you hear the phrase "one-two punch" and you think dementors, Vernon, and Dudley.

… when you attend your sister's After-School's production of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and have the following to say about it:
-The barrier at King's Cross was a hole in the curtains.
-Most of the magic in classes, like Wingardium Leviosa in Charms, wasn't even attempted.
-Trelawney and Cho were featured.
-Cho was Sorted with Harry's class.
-The first Quidditch scene was done by Lee Jordan's voice doing the commentary. The curtains were closed. For the second, the narrators (Sinistra, Flitwick, Binns, and Sprout), told what happened.
-There was a character Alicia Keyes and one named Alice Spinnet. This really bugged me. Alicia Keyes is a singer and the character is Alicia Spinnet.
-The Mirror was a big piece of cardboard with glossy material over it. The actor who played Harry described his parents appearing.
-None of the Weasleys had red hair.
-The scene with Harry and Dumbledore at the end wasn't in the hospital wing.

Just minor notes. It was very good for elementary school, although the way the gym is laid out, the people in the back can't see or hear.

… when your script adaptation got the top grade and a note saying my teacher would love to see it performed and you're elated. If anyone wants to read it, email me privately.


Elfcat - Apr 15, 2005 7:06 pm (#1167 of 2984)

… when you wish your guyfried who looks like Harry would stop saying things that remind you of Potterverse because he gets really annoyed when you compare him to HP, but sometimes the opportunity is just to perfect.

Outstanding example: he is writing a fanfiction for Star Wars involving himself and every one he knows. One of the people has some rather largish pets, and in one specific scene this person is being accused of harboring dangerous creatures. Her response is "but they're not so bad. Look, ben's playing with one right now." in the background, the "pet" is swinging Harry-like-friend around like a ragdoll. It took every ounce of self control I had not to tell him how much this reminded me of the troll from PS/SS.

… when the friend who inspired the character with the large pets reminds you of Hagrid


frogface - Apr 16, 2005 2:22 pm (#1168 of 2984)

when you start making completely obscure things relate to the series. The other day I was listening to a Song by Peter Cincotti called "Fool on the Hill" and the lyrics made me think of both Harry and Dumbledore. Here they are:

There was a boy A very strange enchanted boy They say he wandered very far, very far Over land and sea A little shy and sad of eye But very wise was he

Then one day One magic day he came my way As we spoke of many things Fools and kings This he said to me "The greatest thing you'll ever learn Is just to love and be loved in return"

I think it was the words like enchanted, magic and love that made me think of the series.


Aqualu Nifey - Apr 16, 2005 3:21 pm (#1169 of 2984)

… When two girls reading Order of the Phoenix in your Geometry class think you're crazy when you can quote "If I could just make the teensiest interruption, Minerva?" "I'll dare say you'll find you can."

… When watching Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, you are reminded of Lockhart. Indy was in Berlin at a nazi book burning recovering his dad's grail diary, which all the other nazis are looking for, when he comes face to face with Hitler. They look at each other for a moment, then he opens up the diary and signs it. "He'll sign anything that will stand still long enough."


septentrion - Apr 17, 2005 2:02 am (#1170 of 2984)

… when turning on your heels, your coat has a billowing movement and you're proud of your snape-ish moment, even though you were the only one to notice it.


Cornelia - Apr 18, 2005 3:04 am (#1171 of 2984)

… you mix up password/username of your E-Mail account with the Forum ones


Liz Mann - Apr 19, 2005 2:18 pm (#1172 of 2984)

… when you have another Harry Potter dream and are pleased because you can actually remember this one.

The details are fading away now (I left it till the end of the day before I came on here ) but I remember I was at Leavseden Studios. I think we were having a tour. There were lots of people at computers, and I think I was in a car with my brother (him driving), in a big room (yes, driving indoors). I think the place was attacked by Voldemort. Hagrid was killed (though I'm not sure if I actually saw this), and then I was watching some of the other characters (including Dumbledore and Harry) in a boat (the floor of this room had turned into water and there was a kind of pathway at the side). They were floating along next to the path. I think Voldemort was on the shore. The characters in the boat had some kind of object and Voldemort was after them all. Then I think Harry realised that it was really him Voldemort was after so, to lead Voldemort away from the others, he grabbed the object, got out of the boat and ran along the path (I was Harry now). Ron followed (faithful old Ron ). When we got to the end (the water now looked like a swimming pool) we got into the water and tried to go under it. I've never been able to go underwater so I couldn't do it. That's where I woke up.


Elfcat - Apr 19, 2005 3:59 pm (#1173 of 2984)

You know you're a Lexicon Forum fan when you almost always go to the FanFic forum specifically to log on just to see what crazy thing you're supposedly a member of today. My favorite was Paranoia Inc.


Liz Mann - Apr 19, 2005 5:04 pm (#1174 of 2984)

Today it's Stygia.


Elfcat - Apr 19, 2005 5:25 pm (#1175 of 2984)

That one comes up a lot. Any idea what it means?

… when it frustrates you that you've only seen one version of the HBP cover art.


Acceber - Apr 19, 2005 9:10 pm (#1176 of 2984)

… when you wish you, like Harry in Diagon Alley for the first time, wish you had "about eight more eyes" when in Times Square.

… when someone points out a half moon, and you think that if it was a full moon, you'd think of Lupin. I still did…

… when you read SS with the cover turned slightly out, so anyone could potentially happen to see it and engage in a Harry discussion with you.

… when you overhear the people across the aisle from you talking about Harry and you wonder if you inspired them.

… when one of them says how she read the books way too many times and you nod knowingly.


pottermom34 - Apr 19, 2005 9:55 pm (#1177 of 2984)

When all you talk about is Harry Potter. What else is there?


frogface - Apr 20, 2005 1:59 am (#1178 of 2984)

I think you deffinatly know your hooked when you realise that part of you actually believes in the story. I caught myself wishing I could explore Hogwarts for a day just now. Then I remembered that Hogwarts is just a fictional place… .or is it?


Liz Mann - Apr 20, 2005 12:02 pm (#1179 of 2984)

Hee hee! I think that's the mark of a good author, they make you feel like the characters and the places are real even though you know they're not. Like kids feel like their toys are alive even though they know they're not. I still feel like that actually. I think it's because they have eyes, I feel like they're watching.

… when your class is talking about fairy tales and someone, upon hearing the discription of Snow White as having skin as white as snow, says that she must have an iron difficiency, and you immediately think of something to put on the Things to Never Do, Say or Give to Lord Voldie thread on the fanfiction forum.


Star Crossed - Apr 20, 2005 6:28 pm (#1180 of 2984)

… .when you thank Merlin that you have found the Lexicon forum. I'm in a message board about a fanfiction I read, but lately people are discussing the upcoming book. I wanted to gnaw out my eyes, so again, thank you, Merlin! And thank you to all who are gramatically correct. Very Happy


Elfcat - Apr 21, 2005 9:25 am (#1181 of 2984)

… when you exceed the 10 post per day limit for the first time (day before yesterday) and are very proud of yourself.

… when you are annoyed that there was no time to come to the forum yesterday and announce the previous item.


Eponine - Apr 21, 2005 9:26 am (#1182 of 2984)

When you get a kick out of the word 'boomslang' being on a random box when you're helping someone move.

When you get a kick out of the word 'perfect' being misspelled as 'prefect'.


Emily - Apr 21, 2005 1:57 pm (#1183 of 2984)

… when you stay after a movie for a few minutes and are very excited to see someone who's last name was Potter worked on the film. My appreciation of the movie increased that much after seeing it.

… when you see the word 'prince' and immediately start thinking about who our half'blood one could be.

… when you could swear you saw the word 'Voldemort' written on a piece of paper on a bulletin board, and you do a double take.

… when you remind yourself that people do a double take when they see Harry's scar when you do your double take above).

… when your friends see you looking and ask what you're looking for and you say you thoughty you saw 'Voldemort' on the bulletin board, and they think you're crazy. Not before they took a look for it, though.

… when you are very proud that you're friends think you are crazy for Harry, because it's true; and also proud that you've turned them into such Potter fans that they have to check for themselves to see whether 'Voldemort' really was written there.

… when being called crazy be said friends makes you think abouut how Ron called DD nutters, and that makes you even happier.

Sorry, guys. I could go on forever with this, each YKYAHPLFW… leading to another that was related in any way. So, I won't waste any more of your time.


Thora - Apr 21, 2005 5:44 pm (#1184 of 2984)

(okay this might be long, and it's my husband's really)

… when discussing why on earth when the company Galleons bought out Dick's sporting goods you can't understand why they would stick with the name Dick's unless it's because Galleons sounds expensive, in which case they should call it "sickles" or "knuts".

… when your wife is so proud of the potterhead she's slowly turning you into that she has to brag to her friends on-line.


librarian314 - Apr 22, 2005 9:39 am (#1185 of 2984)

Hey all!

… keep buying seed packets for Lupins because he's your favorite character and you can't get enough of him, so you have to put the flowers with his name in every space in your garden that isn't taken up with your other HP related plants.

*michelle the librarian/gardener**


Veritaserum - Apr 22, 2005 1:33 pm (#1186 of 2984)

Thora, isn't it Dick's who bought out Galleons (even though that's not how you spell it)? Wink


Thora - Apr 22, 2005 1:56 pm (#1187 of 2984)

No, idea, didn't know anything about it until he started talking about it… I was just so proud… *sniff*.


freshwater - Apr 22, 2005 7:26 pm (#1188 of 2984)

… .when you write several paragraphs about yourself to model this project for your third graders, and can't resist telling them about the 6ht book coming out on July 16 and how you will dress up as Luna for a midnight release party.

… .when the 6th grade orchestra comes to play for your school, and when they mention they will play a Harry Potter song, you yell "Yay!" along with the children (I'm the middle-aged teacher)

… .when you hear the medley of two HP songs and can picture exactly the scenes in the movie --PoA-- that are related to that music.

… when all of the above make you feel like a good HP fan, and rather ridiculously proud of yourself! LOL Very Happy


penguin patronus - Apr 22, 2005 8:21 pm (#1189 of 2984)

I'm way too obsessed with HP, but I don't care! It's just too good! A few days ago I read seven hours straight of it and my goal for Saturday and Sunday is to read at least ten hours straight each!

P.S. -Freshwater! I'm going to dress up as Luna at midnight party too! My idea first! (JK) … hey I just remembered something funny that happened the other day! During this really hard math test, it was all quiet, and then this kid starts whistling the HP theme song! It was hilarious!(ok, that was random. Sorry.)


Nicole Bloom - Apr 22, 2005 8:27 pm (#1190 of 2984)

… When you tell your boyfriend that you refuse to wait in line for the new Star Wars movie because he has already refused to wait with you in line for HBP.

… When you are extremely happy that school is finally over because now you can catch up on the forum and re-read the entire series, just like you did last summer.

… When your children's literature professor says she's expecting a visit from you in the fall to discuss what happened in HBP.


Liz Mann - Apr 23, 2005 3:30 am (#1191 of 2984)

… when you have had yet ANOTHER Harry Potter dream. I'm on a roll here!

I was walking back to my house from the station. I think I was wearing a Harry Potter T-Shirt. There was a couple of other girls that I don't know also walking along that road. When they saw my T-Shirt they started scoffing and muttering to themselves about HP. Clearly they weren't fans. But they weren't just making fun of me, it actually seemed to bother them that I liked it. I think the T-Shirt was for a fan club I was thinking of setting up in real life. They asked me about it and I told them about the fan club (which in the dream I actually had started). They didn't seem too happy about that, either. Then I got into an arguement with them over Harry Potter (well, actually with one of them, the other one went off). I can't remember everything I said, just that just because they don't like it is it so bad that I do and it doesn't matter if the phenominon dies out once all seven books are published, it doesn't mean people are going to stop liking them altogether (in the dream I couldn't remember all the points I had thought up previously in real life for arguing this). We walked down the road to where we were going to (which turned out to be a department store) where I left her when we found the other girl she hsd been with. I hung around the area, trying to hide behind racks of clothes, to listen to what they were saying. The girl I had been talking to wasn't so sure about whether or not to hate Potter now, and her friend starting having a go at her, insulting her for things completely unrelated to the issue. I stepped out in front of them and stood up for her. The next part of the dream that I remember (though there must have been more in between) was that we were on a train (I think 'we' is me and the girl who I had been talking to) and had missed our stop and realised that the train was going towards a motorway which meant that it could be ages until the next stop (for some reason the train was driving down the motorway on the road). We were panicing. I think the train was going too fast and I think it might have crashed but we got off (I was reading a fanfic about the Hogwarts Express crashing yesterday). Then we hid in this building that looked like my house and the girl's friend (who I think had caused the crash) came in and tried to attack me (presumably for converting her friend). Can't remember the rest now.


fleur-de-lys - Apr 25, 2005 5:15 am (#1192 of 2984)

… when you demand a divorce from your husband cause he squashed a bug on the wall with your Harry Potter book (GoF-hardback--eeeuuuwww).


T Brightwater - Apr 25, 2005 5:37 am (#1193 of 2984)

,,,when you drive past a restaurant with a "Closed for Remodeling" sign, and tell your husband it must be a wizard clinic, as it isn't big enough for a hospital - and he responds - "Not on the outside, you mean."


Elanor - Apr 25, 2005 9:00 am (#1194 of 2984)

… when you see a magnificent white lily and it reminds you of Lily at once, not only because of the name, but because it seems so beautiful, pure and strong at the same time, just the image of Lily you have.

… when, in class, you're 95% sure a kid is lying to you and you wish you would be a legilimens to be sure of that.

… when, in the playground, kids come and complain non-stop about bickerings and you think "breath, relax, a Jedi would never lose his temper for that" and you smile realizing you had a SW moment and not a HP one as usual.

… when it makes you think that DD and Obi-Wan Kenobi would have had a lot to tell to each other, should have they ever met, and you have fun picturing the scene.


GryffEndora - Apr 25, 2005 9:16 am (#1195 of 2984)

… When dropping your dog off at the vet you see a huge black dog and think of Sirius.

… When after the dog enters the vet he howls and you think of Remus.


Elfcat - Apr 25, 2005 9:26 am (#1196 of 2984)

… When you had a very HP weekend despite the fact that you couldn't get to the forum:

watched a movie with Richard Harris in it

noticed a disco ball in same movie (St. Mungos thing)

carved my very own wand from a piece of scrap in my dad's woodshop

watched another movie with a woman in it who had red hair, green eyes and liked lilies

noticed a picture of a giant squid on the side of a U-haul truck

… when you just HAVE to tell everyone about this

… when the friend sitting next to you just now really liked the DIGS theory as you explained it to her, and you are proud

… when you are jealous of all the HP dreams that Liz has had, and wonder how she can be going sane despite them…


Liz Mann - Apr 25, 2005 10:49 am (#1197 of 2984)

I dunno! Well, I'm not completely sane just yet! I really have to get a premium membership for this forum so that I can start participating in the discussions again.

… when you plan to do this because not being obsessed with Potter is your worst nightmare (which clearly shows that I am still obsessed really ).


pottermom34 - Apr 25, 2005 12:03 pm (#1198 of 2984)

When you see LOTR and wish Ian Mc Kellar (Gandalf) would've been available to play Dumbledore when Richard Harris passed. Or he could play Aberforth in OoTP.

When you mix Bertie Bott's beans with Jelly Belly's to trick people, and laugh when they eat the vomit ones.


Liz Mann - Apr 25, 2005 4:22 pm (#1199 of 2984)

… when you are calling this forum 'the Lex' in your own head.

… when you are very happy to find yourself hanging around the forum at twenty one past midnight waiting to see if anyone replies to a couple of theories you've posted. (Why is it I always end up doing everything really late at night and never in the day?)


Ludicrous Patents Office - Apr 25, 2005 7:01 pm (#1200 of 2984)

Friends and co-workers have been telling me to try audio books for years. This is the year and of course the first one was SS. I'm now on PoA and hoping to get done with them by July 16. Sure makes gardening more enjoyable. LPO



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Thora - Apr 26, 2005 6:48 am (#1201 of 2984)

(It makes dishes and polishing silver more enjoyable too.)

When your sister buys the Sims Makin' Magic expansion pack and keeps reporting to you on all the HP references she finds.


Elfcat - Apr 26, 2005 5:19 pm (#1202 of 2984)
Edited Apr 26, 2005 6:11 pm

… when you need to improve your French, so you have recruited your friend (who will be in Europe this summer) to get you a copy of POA in French while she's there

… when you keep thinking of "chariots of fire" as "goblets of fire"

… when you notice that a guy named Mark Evans worked on the TV show M*A*S*H*, so you watch for other HP names in credits and also discover a guy named Ogdens on the same show

… when your friend asks you what you would do with a thousand dollars and you say "I'd go hang out with the forum people in PA at that gathering-thingy I'm going to miss"


pottermom34 - Apr 27, 2005 6:39 am (#1203 of 2984)

When you are learning how to do airbrush tattoos and you wish there was a lightning bolt one, but being that you are at a zoo, there are only animals.

When you see a snake tattoo and ask everyone getting it if you can paint it green and silver, it looks just like the statues in the chamber.


fleur-de-lys - Apr 28, 2005 4:57 am (#1204 of 2984)

… when you're watching American Idol and you think the blond guy, Anthony, looks like a blond Harry Potter, especially when he has his glasses on.

… when you're watching American Idol and you can't believe Simon, from England, has such an open dislike for the blond Harry Potter.

… when you're watching American Idol and your mother-in-law agrees that Anthony looks like a blond Harry Potter.

… when you're watching American Idol and you decide that, should the blond Harry Potter be voted off, you'll never watch the show again, boycott the advertisers, and send flaming dungbombs and ton tongue toffees to Simon.


Thora - Apr 28, 2005 5:32 am (#1205 of 2984)

… when you have TWO HP dreams in one night.

The first was narrative, kind of like I was reading HBP, but I could see what was going on and it was set at the hilltop mansion I just built for the Malfoys in Sims 2. The Narrative went something like this:

When they reached the armoured door at the top of the mile long staircase they knocked and stood shivering on the windy balcony. Harry looked down the way they had come and the way looked even farther from the top. Then the door creaked open and Prof. DD's face was revealed in the widening crack. As Harry looked at that wise face he again felt the anger of Voldemort and pain coursed through his head from his now regularly throbbing scar. Harry immediately cleared his mind and fought the invasion of his mind and quickly the sensation was gone. He looked back at DD and saw that DD had noticed the wince and his following expressionless face, and knew what they meant. Harry gave him a small nod as he entered the mansion, and he saw something that looked like pride in DD's eyes.

Boy that was long, the second dream I was Harry and I/he found a secret passage through triangular shaped, lopsided rooms into the Slytherin dormetories. First I/he just spied and listened (Neville was with me and almost got me caught) so the next time I went alone and foung out that half the house was given broken down rooms and had a crazy lady as their head instead of Snape. She gave me clues to find something (I didn't know what at the time), and behind a baseboard in the common room I found a box full of jewelry, jeweled swords and a small wood handled knife so I took the knife and Lucious Malfoy showed up and was quite cross with me.

Weird huh?

Thora


Ladybug220 - Apr 28, 2005 7:09 am (#1206 of 2984)

When you get a new license plate that reads: LUMOS! after youy have finally registered your car.


septentrion - Apr 28, 2005 1:49 pm (#1207 of 2984)

… when you see an movie and catch (probably non intentional) HP references :
a song with the phrase : "something wicked this way comes"
someone with a tee-shirt "course du maraudeur" (the maraudeur's race)


Elfcat - Apr 28, 2005 6:12 pm (#1208 of 2984)

… when this forum is absolutely the only thing that can tear you away from your shiny new copy of "Zork: the Great Underground Empire", an ancient text-only computer game


Acceber - Apr 29, 2005 1:59 pm (#1209 of 2984)

… when you're doing the crossword puzzle, the clue "Story-telling uncle" or something baffles you, you have the letters ---us at the end of a five-letter word, and can't help thinking it will be Remus.

… when, after getting more clues, you are pleasantly surprised to find out it is Remus.

… when the fact that Remus is an uncle reminds you of Amy's Foreshadowing stories.

… when, after getting the clue "dot is and cross ts" in the same puzzle, you think of Hermione's present to Harry in OoP.

… when you clearly remember a dream you had and are annoyed it's not a Harry dream.


Liz Mann - Apr 29, 2005 4:51 pm (#1210 of 2984)

… when you are reading the thread about what people will be doing for the sixteenth of July and someone mentions a 'do not disturb' sign and it reminds you, "J.K. hasn't opened the door for ages!"


Veritaserum - Apr 30, 2005 12:23 pm (#1211 of 2984)

… when you see the word "muggles" in an Alan Ginsberg poem! (that was like 40 years before HP, where did he get that from?)


Thora - Apr 30, 2005 8:59 pm (#1212 of 2984)

This is my husband's:

… when you are flipping through channels and stop on a story about a little girl born with out fingers who is having them grown slowly by implanting bone buds and then slowly stretching them over a period of about 3 years. When asked about the pain level the doctor said "Well growing bones is a painful process" and you think of the skele-gro incident.


pottermom34 - Apr 30, 2005 9:05 pm (#1213 of 2984)

When you see someone walking by with a Star Wars coat on and you think of Forumfolk


Ms Amanda - Apr 30, 2005 9:08 pm (#1214 of 2984)
Edited by Apr 30, 2005 9:09 pm

When you are helping a friend write a journalism paper about the earliest news event you remember, and you compare your parents' reactions to the Dursleys' reaction to Harry watching the news.


Julia. - May 1, 2005 2:05 pm (#1215 of 2984)

… When studying Shakespeare you catch a connection, and say to your friends 'I could totally make a Harry Potter reference right here, but I'll spare you.'

… When your friends tell you to go on and do it anyway.

… When you then quite nicely connect Buckingham from Richard III to Regulus Black.


pottermom34 - May 1, 2005 4:19 pm (#1216 of 2984)

When you see a produce stand that says Potter Farms and you wonder if any of Harry's family were farmers, then you think of Herbology and Neville


Eponine - May 1, 2005 5:59 pm (#1217 of 2984)

I went to a play today in a refurbished theatre, and there are little plaques all over the place that had the names of people or corporations who had donated money to the theatre. My seat had "Riddle and Something" on one side and "Somebody Crouch" on the other. I felt quite Harry Potterish.


Ydnam96 - May 1, 2005 10:36 pm (#1218 of 2984)

When you are upset because you are a member of the COS forums and are very proud of the fact that you have gotten to fourth year, as you spread your Forum time between this forum and that, but are upset that you have not been chosen to be allowed into Hogsmeade yet. It's frustrating.

But don't worry about it too much, I am much more loyal to this forum, where I feel like we are a family. Smile


Verschwinden Sie - May 2, 2005 12:46 am (#1219 of 2984)

S'all right, Ydnam. I've got to be honest and say after reading their requirements, even I find them a bit unreasonable. Can you imagine, for instance, what three hundred of MY posts would look like laid end to end?


The giant squid - May 2, 2005 1:12 am (#1220 of 2984)

Can you imagine, for instance, what three hundred of MY posts would look like laid end to end?

The mind boggles…


septentrion - May 2, 2005 1:33 am (#1221 of 2984)

… when the last and only words of your dream that you can remember this morning are "restricted area"


Liz Mann - May 2, 2005 4:14 am (#1222 of 2984)

… when you are getting really excited and nervous about the GoF movie (even though you get excited about hardly anything these days).


septentrion - May 2, 2005 5:16 am (#1223 of 2984)

… .when you realise in the middle of the day (better late than never) that the words "restricted area" you were speaking above were in English. I dreamt in English !


fleur-de-lys - May 2, 2005 5:28 am (#1224 of 2984)

… when you can't decide which you're anticipating more, the next Harry Potter book or the next Harry Potter movie.

… when you want to go see "Kicking and Screaming" just to see the trailer for the GoF movie. Its the premier of the trailer.

… when you get EXTREMELY frustrated when TV makes a HUGE hype over the airing of the trailer for Star Wars (the movie and the game) during certain movies, but there's nothing on tv about GoF yet!

… when you put the network TV premier of CoS on your calendar, count down the days **5 1/2** and plan to record it because of the Dan/Rupert/Emma interviews and the sneak peaks for GoF


Liz Mann - May 2, 2005 5:42 am (#1225 of 2984)

… when you get EXTREMELY frustrated when TV makes a HUGE hype over the airing of the trailer for Star Wars (the movie and the game) during certain movies, but there's nothing on tv about GoF yet!

Well, Star Wars is coming out a lot sooner than GoF, and the trailer for the latter isn't out yet so they have nothing to show.


Catherine - May 2, 2005 5:46 am (#1226 of 2984)

When you get a new license plate that reads: LUMOS! after youy have finally registered your car. --Ladybug

Woo hoo! We just need Eponine to join us and we'll be a trio of extreme HP fans here in North Carolina.


Eponine - May 2, 2005 6:11 am (#1227 of 2984)

I'm thinking about it, Catherine.

When relating the previous YKYAHPLFW story to your sister (the chair I sat in had 'Riddle' on one side and 'Crouch' on the other, she immediately declared it the Death Eater chair, and you feel quite ashamed that you didn't realize that sooner.


Ladybug220 - May 2, 2005 7:02 am (#1228 of 2984)

Yes, Eponine - you need to get one too! Too bad Bumbledore wants to move to PA… ..


fleur-de-lys - May 2, 2005 7:52 am (#1229 of 2984)

"Well, Star Wars is coming out a lot sooner than GoF, and the trailer for the latter isn't out yet so they have nothing to show"--Liz Mann

I know, I know, but you know they'll never hype Harry Potter like they are Star Wars.


Elfcat - May 2, 2005 4:08 pm (#1230 of 2984)

… When you went to see "The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and were dumbfounded by a massive HP moment, both because of its scale and hilarity, and baceause you were halfway through the movie before you noticed.

Here it is: Marvin the Robot (Eponine's avatar) Is manically depressed. He is also voiced by Alan Rickman (AKA Snape) Marvin is depressed because the idiots at Sirius Cybernetics Corporation gave him a prototype personality, which was depressed. So by a slight Stretch, you have Snape vs. Sirius in the Hitch Hiker's Guide!

… When you realize that the last line of the above was probably unnecessary, considering who you're talking to.

… when it annoys you that everyone else seems to know when GOF is comming out, and you don't


Verschwinden Sie - May 2, 2005 4:34 pm (#1231 of 2984)

According to Warner Bros., the Goblet of Fire movie is slated to be released in the United States on November 18, 2005. {=^P


Elfcat - May 2, 2005 4:39 pm (#1232 of 2984)

Thanks Andrew!

… when you are really happy that the realease is in November, because that gives you an extra excuse to go to it on opening night (best friend's b-day)


Liz Mann - May 3, 2005 10:12 am (#1233 of 2984)

I think it's November 16th in Britain too (in fact, if it's anything like PoA we'll probably get preview showings before that date so we'll get it first ).

… when you sincerely hope you're right because you'd love to know you're watching the movie when no one else on the forum has. (Well, most of them anyway.)


fleur-de-lys - May 3, 2005 10:19 am (#1234 of 2984)

PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP to Liz Mann

… when you're on the American Idol website and you read that Constantine had played Hedwig and you think "But his hair is so dark and his features are dark too and he's a guy."


Eponine - May 3, 2005 11:31 am (#1235 of 2984)

When you see a place called 'Dudley's Beauty Shop' and you make a mental note never to get your hair done there.


Elanor - May 3, 2005 11:58 am (#1236 of 2984)
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… when you teach English to 4th grades and one of the kids is really getting on your nerves and you tell him, in English, "you stop now or I'll make you disembowel a barrelful of horned toads", which he didn't understand of course, but he got the dangerous voice and the a la Snape eye that came with it perfectly well… (Don't worry, he isn't a Neville-like kid, more a Crabb-like one actually)

… when you feel so much better afterwards! That dear old Snape, he really knows how to deal with kids sometimes, doesn't he?


Catherine - May 3, 2005 1:15 pm (#1237 of 2984)

When you read Elanor's last post and decide to threaten your own children with "you stop now or I'll make you disembowel a barrelful of horned toads" in English so that they understand you perfectly.


Elfcat - May 3, 2005 7:16 pm (#1238 of 2984)

… when you just spent four hours on the chat room.

… when you were severly dissapoined earlier today when there were no new posts to this thread


Ludicrous Patents Office - May 3, 2005 8:45 pm (#1239 of 2984)

When you Really like Elanor's avatar. What a great idea. I don't think Remus would mind one bit hanging out there. LPO


Solitaire - May 3, 2005 10:28 pm (#1240 of 2984)

… when you long to point your wand at a room full of seventh graders and say Silencio! followed by Petrificus Totalus!


Snuffles - May 4, 2005 12:39 am (#1241 of 2984)

Ooh there is some Snape in you Solitaire! LOL


wolfgrl - May 4, 2005 6:01 am (#1242 of 2984)

… When this years wolf pups at Wolf Park are named, and one of them is Sirius. *tear* I am so proud. (New pup picture )


Steve Newton - May 4, 2005 6:07 am (#1243 of 2984)

Wouldn't Remus be a good name for a wolf, too?


wolfgrl - May 4, 2005 6:16 am (#1244 of 2984)

Absolutly, but the founder of the park picks the names, I do not get any input. So I will remain very happy with Sirius.


pottermom34 - May 4, 2005 6:24 am (#1245 of 2984)

How cute, I want one!


Solitaire - May 4, 2005 11:55 am (#1246 of 2984)

Snuffles, they are testing this week--ALL MORNING WITH THE SAME HOMEROOM TEACHERS--and when we get them in the afternoon, they are so wound up I could use the ones in question to launch rockets into outer space! My only hope is that today, a few parents check them out early and take the little darlings home! To be honest, I like most of my kids. However, a couple of them would make excellent snacks for the blast-ended skrewts.

Solitaire


Liz Mann - May 4, 2005 2:01 pm (#1247 of 2984)

… when you are trying to work out a costume for a modern day witch in a modern day performance of Rapunzul (for class) and you think of maybe wearing a fluffy pink cardigan and copying Umbridge. It's a nice contrast with character. And then your Mum suggests putting your hair in a bun, and you say, "Like McGonagall."


Eponine - May 5, 2005 9:56 am (#1248 of 2984)

When, despite the complete illogic of this thought, you're convinced that the release of HBP is much closer than before because in your chapter a day reading, you're now on GoF which means you only have two books left! Never mind that the last two books have 20 more chapters than the first three combined, HBP is closer!


fleur-de-lys - May 5, 2005 1:30 pm (#1249 of 2984)

… when you're sitting around chatting with your girlfriends or running your Pioneer Girl staff meeting and, in the back or your mind, you're monitoring the conversation for sentences for Ponine's collection of "sentences you never thought you'd say".

… when your husband is going to be home late tonite (thursday) due to a business trip and you devote the time to sitting in the chat room waiting for any other Harry Potter fanatic to come and join you.

… when everytime you see an actor, be it movie or TV, with a British accent, you wonder if they really are British and then try and decide which Harry Potter character they should play.


Liz Mann - May 5, 2005 1:43 pm (#1250 of 2984)

… when you have Scholastic's countdown to HBP on your desktop, and everytime you see the fact of the day, "The werewolf only responds to the call of another werewolf", you complain in your head that they're wrong, that fact was added by the film people, not J.K.



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Ludicrous Patents Office - May 5, 2005 8:25 pm (#1251 of 2984)

When the power went off in school today and you find yourself wishing you could just say "lumos" and have light. How do we Muggles get along without magic?

When you sympathize with Solitaire, most teachers have a little Snape in them this time of year. The sap is rising! LPO


Ruthie - May 5, 2005 9:01 pm (#1252 of 2984)

When you live on the other side of the world to most Lexicon users so stay up half the night so you can read and reply to all the new posts

sigh*


dizzy lizzy - May 6, 2005 1:01 am (#1253 of 2984)

When you have a really excellent dream but all you can remember is you riding a hippogrif just like buckbeak and brandishing a lightsaber. Hmphh… HP meets Star Wars!


pottermom34 - May 6, 2005 8:55 pm (#1254 of 2984)

… when the local nature center does a presentation at your church and they bring owls, and all the kids start talking about Harry Potter.
… when one of the owl looks like Errol and you hope it doesn't crash into anything.
… when they also have a snake and you tell your daughter -- no Parselmouth.
… when you wish they had a snowy owl and you could hear your kids say that's Harry Potter's owl


haymoni - May 6, 2005 10:36 pm (#1255 of 2984)

… when you make Ungrateful Son pick a Harry Potter journal as a prize at his school carnival and use Mother's Day to usurp said journal.


Liz Mann - May 7, 2005 5:17 pm (#1256 of 2984)

… when you have now seen the GoF trailer (at 1.16am your time) and are so excited you're having trouble typing!! Seriously, I was actually trembling a moment ago!


Veritaserum - May 8, 2005 9:36 am (#1257 of 2984)

… when keeping score at a baseball game, every time you mark down hit-by-pitch (HP), you think of Harry Potter

… when you realize that if you abbreviated the entire phrase (HBP), it would stand for Half-Blood Prince.


pottermom34 - May 8, 2005 1:39 pm (#1258 of 2984)

When one of kids at church brings a Harry Potter game in the mystery box (a box the kids take turns bringing something in to stump the pastor for kids sermons)and my kids say they know everything about Harry Potter, and everyone looks at me and says says "those are your kids you big Potterhead"


freshwater - May 8, 2005 4:27 pm (#1259 of 2984)

Haymoni: it looks like you've got this "mom" thing down to a science! LOL Very Happy

… ..when you agonize about whether to go dancing, or to stay home and watch CoS with GoF info.

… ..when you ultimately decide you can tape CoS w/GoF info and go dancing, and watch it when you get home around midnight… ..but are distraught to discover that the **bleep** VCR changed channels on it's own and taped some Chuck Norris movie instead! **AAARRRRGGGHHH**

… .When you are relieved to find excellent screen shots on the Leaky Cauldron website **whew**


Elanor - May 9, 2005 9:01 am (#1260 of 2984)

When you spend a few days at the seaside with some friends and:

… you have a nice nap on a boat (kind of Zodiac boat) and someone says we'd better come back on dry land because wind is strengthening and waves are growing bigger and you wholeheartedly agree, finding unlikely that the Giant Squid would also spend some holidays there and would be able to put you back in the boat would you fall.

… your bad ankle unfortunately prevents you from doing a nice walk in the evening but you forget it as soon as you open the GoF copy you brought and actually say "already back?" to your friends who come back in what seemed no time at all.

… you're on the beach and rain is starting to fall while, of course, raincoats are in the car, more than a kilometer far from you, on the other side of a sand dune you don't feel like climbing again so soon at all and you wonder why you can't perform a simple impervius charm when you need it or apparate near the car. Honestly!

… you're searching for postcards featuring Fort Lupin to send to your HP friends.

… you can't sleep because one of your friends is snoring and it makes you think of Neville and you wonder how Harry and the other Gryffindor boys ever managed to resist in performing a silencio charm on him…

… passing through the town of Rochefort, in which the Hermione frigate is built, you think, of course, of our Hermione.

… when after a 7 hours car trip back to your home you can't help but turn on the computer to see what's new in the Potter world and you're so happy to read the forum again (I missed you all!), it really helps you forgetting holidays are over!

Edit: I deleted my previous post in which there was an awful lot of English mistakes that I (tried to) correct. Must be the lack of forum those last days…


Elfcat - May 9, 2005 9:21 am (#1261 of 2984)

… when you have to come to the forum and say a HAPPY BELATED MOTHER'S DAY to all the forum moms, mums, mams, and whatever else your kids call you.


pottermom34 - May 9, 2005 8:32 pm (#1262 of 2984)

… When you laugh because you drive by a house that looks like a castle (with towers and all) and the next street you drive on is PENNY LANE.
… When your daughter asks what's funny and you tell her it's a Harry Potter thing.


Amilia Smith - May 9, 2005 10:04 pm (#1263 of 2984)

… when you can't be home for the CoS broadcast, so you enlist both your father and your brother to record the GoF teasers for you, even though you know that you will be able to get them on Mugglenet or Leaky.

… when you mention that the GoF trailer came out over the weekend, and a coworker says, "I know. I thought of you when I saw that on the news."

… when your sister and brother-in-law are considering boarding up their chimneys and putting in gas fireplaces, and you say, "Just so long as no one tries to hook you up to the Floo Network."

… when your brother has just finished his last Advanced Placement exam, and has to wait until July for his results, and you think to yourself, "Harry had to wait till July for his exam results, too."

Mills.


Liz Mann - May 10, 2005 2:57 pm (#1264 of 2984)

… when your mum says that the train you'll be getting on in June to go in holiday goes from Paddington, and you tell her that that's the station Harry and Hagrid went to to get back from the Dursleys when they went to Diagon Alley in book 1 (and almost also say that that means Little Whinging is in the furthest north of Surray - accourding to the Lexicon).


Elfcat - May 10, 2005 3:40 pm (#1265 of 2984)

… when you are delighted to see both the abbbreviation KBR and a picture of a giant squid in your new dive magazine


Thora - May 10, 2005 4:53 pm (#1266 of 2984)

… when your sister takes her driving test and mentions she lost points for not signaling soon enough for a turn and your husband says "Man, that's like taking a test with Umbridge." Wahahaha (evil laugh) I've converted them all!!!!!

Thora


Ms Amanda - May 10, 2005 5:11 pm (#1267 of 2984)

… when you're unsticking candies for the two-years-old class that you teach and you think of lemon drops and say, "I wish Dumbledore were here; this takes more patience than I have."


Elfcat - May 11, 2005 9:08 am (#1268 of 2984)

… when yo finnaly had another Harry dream!

The part I remember most was sitting in my math classroom casting spells on wadded up pieces of paper, but there were also flying broomsticks and a long involvoed story with Harry in it that I barely remember. Someting to do with a huge house and pink cieling fans.


azi - May 11, 2005 9:54 am (#1269 of 2984)

… I had a HP (ish) related dream too! Sirius Black was present with a group of my friends while we tried to find out who the heir to the throne on a Scottish island was. Turned out to be the mafia. (very random dream that was!)


septentrion - May 11, 2005 10:18 am (#1270 of 2984)

… when you see the cover art for the deluxe edition of HBP and now you wonder if you're not going to buy 2 or 3 copies of the books just to get the different covers…


fleur-de-lys - May 11, 2005 12:00 pm (#1271 of 2984)

… when your husband, who has only seen each movie once and never read the books, has a Harry Potter dream (probably because you talk about it so much).

He said there was a sort of flying, snake-like train (talk about really jumbling things up in the sub-conscience) and Harry and the gang were there, but I'm not sure if he or I were there.


azi - May 11, 2005 12:57 pm (#1272 of 2984)

Wow, we're all on HP dreams at the moment!

… When someone you know has only just put up on her msn name that HBP is out on 16th of July and you can't believe she only just realised. I also can't believe she has Daniel Radcliffe as picture… now I have to look at his ugly mug! *sigh* give me Aragorn anyday.


Liz Mann - May 11, 2005 1:08 pm (#1273 of 2984)

I also can't believe she has Daniel Radcliffe as picture… now I have to look at his ugly mug! *sigh* give me Aragorn anyday.

Oooh, not a good thing to say around me.


Veritaserum - May 11, 2005 2:37 pm (#1274 of 2984)

… when you faithfully visit a news site that finds something like "comma added to gof poster" important enough to report


Potterhead - May 11, 2005 7:35 pm (#1275 of 2984)

… when you noticed the missing comma, lamented it, but kept it to yourself, only to be thrilled and gratified when it was fixed … and when you doubt the percentage of other people who were also bothered by it was as low as the news site suggested.


azi - May 12, 2005 9:42 am (#1276 of 2984)

… when you feel very sorry for potentially insulting a fellow forumer and hope she'll forgive you. Smile (I would do that if it was one of my friends, they'd just have to cope with it!)


Liz Mann - May 12, 2005 9:43 am (#1277 of 2984)

I never noticed it, Potterhead. But if I had it might have bothered me. Not because I'm a Potter fan but because I like to correct punctuation and grammer and it bothers me when I see things written incorrectly by professionals!


fleur-de-lys - May 12, 2005 6:01 pm (#1278 of 2984)

… when you're impressed that your mom's doctor notices you're reading a Harry Potter book in the waiting room while she has a procedure.

… when you're proud to walk into the waiting room, full of other adults, open your GoF book and read ever so intently.

… when you start giving two obnoxious kids in the waiting room dirty looks cause you can't concentrate on GoF.

… when, after the kids leave, the two older ladies next to you start talking and you almost give them dirty looks cause you can't concentrate, but you don't cause you know that would be disrespectful and Harry would never to that.


GryffEndora - May 13, 2005 10:09 am (#1279 of 2984)

… when you sell an item on eBay and get very suspicious when the username begins with mRiddle.

… when you debate weather or not he dropped the T for Tom and just used the M for Marvolo.

… when you then have a stern talking to yourself to remind you that T.M. Riddle is a FICTIONAL character who would never have an eBay or PayPal account and would never use the internet.

… when you can't wait to run to the forum to share your foolishness with the other Potties!


Liz Mann - May 13, 2005 12:43 pm (#1280 of 2984)

… when you know you had a Harry Potter dream either last night or the night before and are sitting here trying to remember what the heck it was about. I think Draco was in it.


Ladybug220 - May 13, 2005 2:46 pm (#1281 of 2984)

When your new license plate arrives and you immediately put it on your car (I've kept a screwdriver in my trunk just for this).

LUMOS! is now on my license plate!!


Catherine - May 13, 2005 4:27 pm (#1282 of 2984)

When you know that you can't OBLIVI8! Ladybug here in NC because she has LUMOS!

When you wished that someone cool here in NC had NOX! to make the circle complete.


Ladybug220 - May 13, 2005 4:54 pm (#1283 of 2984)
Edited by May 13, 2005 4:54 pm

Catherine, somebody does have NOX as I tried for that one first.

Hey, maybe that pict of Umbridge would scare away Blossom…


Choices - May 14, 2005 5:29 pm (#1284 of 2984)

This afternoon my daughter took her daughter and a friend to see a movie and totally unexpected, on came the Harry Potter trailer. She said she saw the WB emblem and heard the beginnings of the HP theme music and she said tears welled up in her eyes and she felt like Harry must feel when he catches the first glimpse of Hogwarts from the train, after a long summer with the Dursleys. I'm the same way, every time I watch an HP movie and hear the music start, it makes me cry… ..I am so glad to be going back to Hogwarts and seeing all the kids and teachers and other characters.


septentrion - May 15, 2005 1:18 am (#1285 of 2984)

… when you're jealous of the American who can put whatever they want on their licence plate ! Here we just go with what the administration say it must be, things as nice as "24 ABG 59"…

… when you can understand Choices' reaction to HP music because you feel rather the same yourself.


Liz Mann - May 15, 2005 6:32 am (#1286 of 2984)

… when you had a dream where you were casting spells to try and knock alien UFOs out of the sky.


Ydnam96 - May 15, 2005 10:21 am (#1287 of 2984)

when you are struck in awe seeing The Lexicon Steve posting on the CoS forums! I was star struck. And, questioning why he doesn't post here… hmmm… .Steve we would love to see you here!


fleur-de-lys - May 16, 2005 5:23 am (#1288 of 2984)

… when, vacationing at the shore, at the zoo the first exhibit you see is a snowy owl and you look for the plaque naming it Hedwig.

… when, after hearing the weird grunting noise the owl is making, you figure its not Hedwig, but the offspring of Hedwig and Pigsidgeon (dosn't Ron call him Pig?)

… when, on the boardwalk, you see an arcade game that is a large statue of a wizard with long white hair and beard and you say to your husband "Look, its Dumbledore."

… when you see another game at another arcade that is a woman with a crystal ball and you say "Now there's Prof. Trelawny."

… when you see a hotel with your Lxicon name (Fleur de Lis--different spelling) and you debate having your picture taken below it and becoming a premium member just to make it your avatar.

… when, at the shore, you start carrying a notebook around to write down all the things you notice that you could post on this thread.


Miriam Huber - May 16, 2005 5:40 am (#1289 of 2984)

… When you read the news about the condamnation of Bashir and think promptly "Ali Bashir". I takes you several minutes to realize where the wrong first name comes from.


Sconie Girl - May 16, 2005 9:43 am (#1290 of 2984)

When you're selling your house and the people BUYING your house want to close on July 15th and you convince them to change the date so you won't have to unpack during "Harry Weekend"!


pottermom34 - May 16, 2005 10:42 am (#1291 of 2984)

when instead of cleaning the house you play on the lexicon. Because I'm lazy


fleur-de-lys - May 16, 2005 1:29 pm (#1292 of 2984)

… when you read Pottermom34's previous post and think, "I can so identify with that!"


Liz Mann - May 16, 2005 2:49 pm (#1293 of 2984)

… when you've suddenly got nervous because it's hit you that soon there'll only be one book left.

… when you hope J.K. will take her time with writing book seven (and make it very, very long) because you don't want the HP saga to be over!

… when you are slightly comforted by the fact that there will still be one or two movies left (but not much).

… when you also suddenly get nervous that your favourite characters will die!


Veritaserum - May 16, 2005 6:56 pm (#1294 of 2984)

… when your French teacher pronounces "Rowling" with a short "o" and an "s" at the end, but you still must commend her for the HP related comment she made.


pottermom34 - May 16, 2005 8:29 pm (#1295 of 2984)

when my husband says he should get round rimmed glasses just so I'll pay more attention to him


septentrion - May 17, 2005 6:06 am (#1296 of 2984)

… when your husband begins to pray for HBP release so that I let him access to the computer. Can't help it, too many HP related things on the net. He would probably find the idea of wearing round spectacles enticing as well…


Elfcat - May 17, 2005 5:14 pm (#1297 of 2984)

… when a situation arrises where the guy who looks like Harry and the guy who looks like Draco could potentially meet, and you wonder if they'll take an immediate dislike to one another.

… when you get REALLY bored in world history and start comparing objects in the room to HP characters, ie- the TV was Harry, the globe was Hermione, the fire alarm was Draco, there was a football pennant that reminded me of Wood…

… when your friend gives you a funny look when you explain what you're doing and you think "ah well, at least the people at the forum will understand."


Liz Mann - May 18, 2005 5:05 am (#1298 of 2984)

How was Harry like the TV?


Mediwitch - May 18, 2005 6:55 pm (#1299 of 2984)

Hi! I've been lurking for a while, but I had a YKYAHPLFW moment to be proud of…

My 21-year-old son couldn't remember when we are planning to leave on vacation in July, so he asked his friends what the release date for HBP is, because he knows that's the day we leave!


Ponine - May 18, 2005 7:05 pm (#1300 of 2984)

LOL Beckie - that is a good one!



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Regan of Gong - May 18, 2005 11:44 pm (#1301 of 2984)

… When you're creating a poster for PDH in school and, even though you're a guy, you try to convince everyone that a picture you found of Tom Felton is worthy to be let on. We were supposed to be creating a poster full of magazine pictures promoting "fashion". I lost the argument…


Liz Mann - May 19, 2005 8:04 am (#1302 of 2984)

… when you're suddenly having disturbing thoughts of J.K. changing Ron and Hermione's personalities in the last two books to coincide with what they're doing in the movies, because the film makers don't want to look like they're wrong.

And now that I've typed it it seems stupid to me. She would never do that. And the film makers would never be so stuck up and stupid as to make J.K. change the canon rather than change what they're doing to meet it.

Man, I have to stop making people seem worse than they actually are in my head.

… when you have completely ludicrous paranoid fears like this over your favourite series.


Madame Pomfrey - May 19, 2005 8:49 am (#1303 of 2984)

When while watching Star Wars with your grandson you keep referring to Vader as Voldemort.


Elfcat - May 19, 2005 9:24 am (#1304 of 2984)

How was Harry like the TV?--Liz

Everyone is always watching him. "wow, is that who I think it is?" "will he sign this?" "IS he going to freak out and start rambling on about dead evil guys?" Lots of pressure. I have new sympathy for the TV.


Liz Mann - May 19, 2005 9:35 am (#1305 of 2984)

Hey, you're right! It's like one of those, "If you were an electrical appliance, what would you be?" things.


applepie - May 19, 2005 10:27 am (#1306 of 2984)

When your 3 year-old son calls Professor McGonagall "Professor Bionicle"… (I just about died laughing)


Liz Mann - May 19, 2005 12:28 pm (#1307 of 2984)

LOL! Thanks for the laugh, applepie, I really needed it.


Denise P. - May 19, 2005 3:17 pm (#1308 of 2984)

when you are in checkout at the store and notice a stack of buttons announcing HBP.

Me: "Ohhh, you have Harry Potter buttons!"

Cashier: "Yes, they just put them there for the employees to wear."

Me, laughing in jest: "So no one would notice if you slipped one my way."

Cashier: "Sorry, they are for employees only." Then she grabbed one, slid it to me and told me to put it in my purse!

Wooo hoo! So now I have a HBP button that I can put up next to my OOP button. It just says Year 6 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and 7-16-05 Still, very cool to get it!


Liz Mann - May 19, 2005 3:59 pm (#1309 of 2984)

Hee hee! What a nice cashier!


fleur-de-lys - May 19, 2005 7:08 pm (#1310 of 2984)

YOU HAVE AN HBP BUTTON!!!!!!! I am soooo jealous!!!!!

… when you are soooo jealous of Denise P's HBP button, you consider finding out where she's from and then frequenting all the local groceries stores till you find the buttons and get one for yourself.


applepie - May 20, 2005 6:48 am (#1311 of 2984)

[tilts head and bows]"My mission in life is complete"

LOL… glad I could brighten your day Liz Mann


azi - May 20, 2005 8:53 am (#1312 of 2984)

I want a HP button… maybe I could make my own…

… when you see a man with 'digs' on his bag and think he must be a 'Dumbledore is the Giant Squid' supporter.


fleur-de-lys - May 21, 2005 6:26 pm (#1313 of 2984)

… when you see a Betty Boop cartoon DVD at Walmart and want to buy it to send to Boop on the forum.


Ms Amanda - May 22, 2005 11:18 am (#1314 of 2984)

… when you finally get moved and the first thing you unpack is your 22 boxes of books just so you can sort them out and find your HP books.


Finn BV - May 22, 2005 2:16 pm (#1315 of 2984)

… when the clue in the NYTimes Crossword Puzzle is "Harry Potter's best friend," 3 letters, and your aunt calls up asking for the answer.

… when nobody gets Vlad's joke about Euan Abercrombie and Argus Filch and "starting a line of really expensive clothing" because they think you made up Euan. (see I Am Used Vlad, "HP Related Trivia" #660, 20 May 2005 8:00 pm)


fleur-de-lys - May 22, 2005 6:51 pm (#1316 of 2984)

… when, in the beginning of his sermon, your pastor says that, in answer to the question "How are you?" he says he usually doesn't answer "I am in a state of complete bliss", you lean over to your mom and say "I will be on July 16th."

… when you spend the rest of Sunday trying to figure out the best and most comprehensible way to word the above, so that everyone understands it.


Steve Newton - May 22, 2005 6:52 pm (#1317 of 2984)

… when you'd rather read the Lexicon than the box scores.


Finn BV - May 23, 2005 7:01 am (#1318 of 2984)

… when you nearly messed up your Spanish Oral because you (almost) said for the first person, past tense of "tomar" (to take) as tomoé, as oppose to the correct form (tomé), because it sounds a lot like a member of this forum.

… when you feel dismayed because you didn't say in your last post in this thread that you went on and on rambling about HP theories after you said "Ron" to your aunt with the crossword puzzle.


librarian314 - May 23, 2005 7:40 am (#1319 of 2984)

Hey all!

… .when you spend much of the time whilst watching Revenge of the Sith (the new Stars Wars movie) thinking how the actors in that would be in HP. If they hadn't already cast Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort, Ian McDermot (he plays Palpatine/Darth Siddeous) would do well and Ewan MacGregor would make a fine Remus Lupin (not that David Thewlis is bad, its just that EM is more like I imagined RL than DT is.) Samuel L. Jackson wouldn't be bad as Kingsley Shackelbolt, either.

Y'all take care!

*michelle the librarian**


Liz Mann - May 23, 2005 9:52 am (#1320 of 2984)

I agree on the last one, Michelle.


Elfcat - May 23, 2005 9:58 am (#1321 of 2984)

Is Samuel L. Jackson the one who plays Master Windu?

… When you got bored again and drew quite an extensive little comic strip of two sitck figures duelling HP style.

… When you had a THIRD HP dream that you may just be able to adapt into an entry for the current writing contest over on the HPLFFF. It involved an extra Weasley brother named Sebastian who seems to have been frozen to the ice around the edge of the lake while trying to sled down it. Apparently this was Fred & George's fault, as they were throwing enchanted snowballs at him at the time. Then for some reason they couldn't get Sebastian off of the ice for about four years (something to do with the spell that was keeping him there… ) Very confusing, but it was so realistic that I woke up trying to figure out why I could only recall seven Weasley children when I knew there was one more…


Liz Mann - May 23, 2005 12:50 pm (#1322 of 2984)

I believe he is Elfcat.


Emily - May 23, 2005 2:12 pm (#1323 of 2984)

… when you have a LOT oh HP dreams, all in one night! All I remember is two, though, and nothing new or exciting. One, I was talking to JK, and the other one I was actually a character in HBP, but kind of on the sidelines so I could talk to Harry but stiil clearly saw the plot unfolding. I just know there were more, but I can't remember! Isn't that so frustrating?


Finn BV - May 23, 2005 6:29 pm (#1324 of 2984)

… when the dinner table conversations with your parents extend only to "how was school today" and Harry Potter.

… when you see "The Artful Dodger" written up because it is the name of a character in Oliver! and you finally realize where the member got his/her name.

… when every time you pass a Betty Boop store you can't help thinking of boop!

… when you involuntarily start typing the tag " every time somebody emails you.


Julia. - May 23, 2005 8:06 pm (#1325 of 2984)

… When your dentist has a plastic fly on the ceiling and you exclaim 'hey, you have a doxy on your ceiling.'


Madame Pomfrey - May 24, 2005 9:36 am (#1326 of 2984)

When you try to log on to the lexicon and the message"the servers licence limit has been met for the day" or something like that-and you have a cow.Then when you are finally able to get on you say"whew!!"


fleur-de-lys - May 24, 2005 10:14 am (#1327 of 2984)

… when you experience such an incredible withdraw, cause you can't get on the forum, that you are sure you're having a nervous breakdown and consider checking yourself into Norristown State Hospital (local hospital known as a psychiatric hospital).

… when the forum comes back online, you experience such a sweet relief that you have to take a moment to catch your breath after doing the Ginny-Fred-George war dance… "Its back on, its back on, its back on!"


Liz Mann - May 24, 2005 10:30 am (#1328 of 2984)

… when you are annoyed because someone might have leaked the content of the next book (mainly who dies and who the HBP is).

… when you are also annoyed that your mum told you who they are saying it is who dies.

… when you are determined to stay away from finding out who the HBP is.


Julia. - May 24, 2005 10:58 am (#1329 of 2984)

… When you are having similar feelings as Liz about this rumor!

… When you think it might be a little bit weird you got the news from Liz's LiveJournal.

… When you are kicking yourself because you yelled at Liz on her LiveJournal and then find out who the rumor says is going to die. Sorry Liz!


applepie - May 24, 2005 11:22 am (#1330 of 2984)

When your husband thinks you are INSANE because you actually want to spend money (however nominal) to be able to post more than 10 messages a day, and has no comprehension why you wouldn't just be able to "wait until tomorrow" to post your responses.


Liz Mann - May 24, 2005 11:33 am (#1331 of 2984)

That's okay, Julia. I've updated my journal now, anyway, with the latest.


Madame Pomfrey - May 24, 2005 1:34 pm (#1332 of 2984)

When you find out the person rumour says will die and you are near tears hoping it isn't so.


Julia. - May 25, 2005 10:04 am (#1333 of 2984)

Thanks Liz!

… When you come home sick from work and instead of going to sleep, you come here.

… When for a Forumer's birthday you send her a copy of a story you wrote involving certian members of our forum.


Good Evans - May 25, 2005 10:29 am (#1334 of 2984)

When you are on a training course and see the person named in the example is Pansy Potter, you beleive the organiser must be a pansy / harry shipper, but the rest of the room notices you smirking and looks at you as if you are quite bananas!


Finn BV - May 25, 2005 4:49 pm (#1335 of 2984)

… when you should be studying for your history final but instead you give up on Willem Kieft, DeWitt Clinton, and Robert Moses and decide to come here.


Denise P. - May 25, 2005 8:09 pm (#1336 of 2984)

when you are watching Lost and laugh when someone mentions Twinkies, since a Twinkie discussion just took place on the Chat thread.


Regan of Gong - May 26, 2005 5:27 am (#1337 of 2984)

When you spend a day at school hoping there was nothing in your last theory you posted that was incorrect. (such as Neville being half blood!) Then you try to think exactly what Choices will say if you did get something wrong … it's all good.


librarian314 - May 26, 2005 1:52 pm (#1338 of 2984)

Hey all!

When you pick a condolence card based on the fact that it was almost an exact quote of what DD (or Sirius, you've only seen the movie) said to Harry at the end of PoA.

*michelle the librarian**


fleur-de-lys - May 27, 2005 5:39 am (#1339 of 2984)

Good one Michelle.

… when you're in the middle of reading 85 posts on the chat thread and you get and paper and pen to jot down thing you want to respond to, so you don't forget and have to open up another internet window to go back through and remember.

… when you almost have to check yourself into the hospital after leaving your copy of OoP in your mom's hospital room overnight and pray that it will still be there in the morning. It was!!

… when you're watching Jonny Dangerously and, in scene where the parrot takes a message to the prison grapevine, you think, "its too bad they didn't use Hedwig. She would have pecked them all in the head to make sure they got the message right!"


Liz Mann - May 27, 2005 5:44 am (#1340 of 2984)

… when you get really angry and upset when you hear about David Yates's planned 'high-speed broom chase down the thames' scene for OotP.


applepie - May 27, 2005 9:51 am (#1341 of 2984)

When your co-workers mention lunch and you immediately think of Lupin/Kim smuggling a box of KFC chicken into the movie theater, like a covert operation, which sends you into fits of hysterical laughter causing everyone in the room to shrug their shoulders in ignorance of the "inside joke"…

I'm still laughing… ..my cheeks actually hurt from laughing…


Finn BV - May 27, 2005 10:23 am (#1342 of 2984)

… when you agree with Liz and ask yourself "If the book is already the longest in the first place why would they want to add a stupid scene like this one that is already illegal (to be flying out in front of Muggles)?"


GryffEndora - May 27, 2005 10:26 am (#1343 of 2984)

Liz Mann & fbv807- I completely agree with you. I was reading the news article and couldn't help thinking "But, that illegal!"


Elanor - May 27, 2005 12:12 pm (#1344 of 2984)

… when you dream of the most beautiful and strange birds and realise, when you wake up, that they must have been Phoenixes.

… when you think it is an amazing gift night gave you and feel incredibly happy about that.

..when the mere memory of that dream lightens your day.


Eponine - May 27, 2005 3:24 pm (#1345 of 2984)

… when you're very sad to see HP books in the used bookstore because that means somebody didn't want them, but you're glad that someone might be able to get the books for cheaper if they can't afford them for full price.


Dr Filibuster - May 28, 2005 12:32 am (#1346 of 2984)

I work in a bank. From time to time customers will speak to me because they are worried about fraud. Often something has happened that warrants extra caution. Can you guess what I advise them?

If any inspectors were to check what I write on customers' notes, they will see that I favour a certain two word warnng.

Perhaps I should change my user-name to "Moody-is-my-mentor"?


septentrion - May 28, 2005 1:46 am (#1347 of 2984)

… when I most delighted to have had a dream involving Snape but can't remember any bit of said dream.

… when whenever your husband begins to speak about something very annoying, you retort with HP references.


azi - May 28, 2005 3:45 am (#1348 of 2984)

… when you think Liz's description of illegal broom flying over the Thames in the movies means the movie director must think Harry is the wizarding James Bond or something. Hmmm, think he needs to read the books!


Madame Pomfrey - May 28, 2005 4:29 am (#1349 of 2984)

..when you are rewatching SS and your husband walks in and says "Didn't you watch that last night?"and you reply "yes,but I didn't make it to Hogwarts,I fell asleep on the train."


Regan of Gong - May 28, 2005 4:50 am (#1350 of 2984)

… When you're own mother reminds you of Hermione so much you feel like laughing. My uncle's just crashed his motorbike, which he bought much to the disapproval of my Dad's mum ("Grandma" makes her feel old, so it's Jill) and broke his leg. Today, my aunty told my Dad and I about it, and made us swear under pain of death not to tell Jill. Well, we got home and, naturally, Dad told Mum. Immediately Mum told us that she was going to make sure Jill knew straight away, because "it's not good to keep things like that from people's mothers". It reminded me in some way of Hermione, maybe the attitude she took about it.



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dizzy lizzy - May 28, 2005 4:54 pm (#1351 of 2984)

When you go to a trivia night and are dissapointed there was not one question about Harry .


Regan of Gong - May 29, 2005 4:54 am (#1352 of 2984)

Oh Lizzy, last time I went to a trivia night there was a whole round on HP! They were just all basic stuff though-

What is Hermione's surname?

And so on for 12 questions… almost as dissapointing as none at all!


Liz Mann - May 29, 2005 9:30 am (#1353 of 2984)

… when you listen to an audio recording of a reading and question/answer session J.K. did after the release of the third book, and when the person asks her, "Can you imagine Harry as a grown up?" she said something along the lines of, "I know what happens at the end of book seven and I can't tell you", you get really worried and can't concentrate on your Sims game. The way she worded it sounded more ominous than her usual, "How do you know he's going to survive?" line. Especially since I'm now thinking, "If he wasn't going to die why couldn't she just answer the question?"


Julia. - May 29, 2005 10:51 am (#1354 of 2984)

Try not to think about it Liz.

… When last night you had a dream that Dementors were kissing Wookies.

… When emailing your Shakespeare professor you tell her that Harry Potter Dork Syndrome has been useful in your accademic career.


Liz Mann - May 29, 2005 11:21 am (#1355 of 2984)

Dementors kissing Wookies??

I'm feeling better now thanks, Julia.


Elfcat - May 29, 2005 11:29 am (#1356 of 2984)

… when you have indeed used the dream as writing contest entry (slightly modified to make just a bit more sense)

… when it annoys you that yur family keeps barging in to the computer room to tell you to come out and play dominoes and ask "What are doing that's so important, anyways?"

… when you think "those muggles… "

… when you very nearly missed your A in Web Design class because you spent so many classes at the Forum. (lucky for me it wasn't a hard class anyway)


Liz Mann - May 29, 2005 12:32 pm (#1357 of 2984)

Congrats on the A, Elfcat.


septentrion - May 29, 2005 1:06 pm (#1358 of 2984)

Julia LOL dementors kissing wookies !

… when you say nothing against your neighbour's rant about HP nonsense because she's going to make you a cloak for Accio (HP event in UK next July).


Liz Mann - May 29, 2005 1:31 pm (#1359 of 2984)

… when you are slightly miffed that you are not going to Accio.


Finn BV - May 29, 2005 6:13 pm (#1360 of 2984)

… when you have been thinking all day about what you can write in the "You KNow You're A Harry Potter/Lexicon Fan When… " thread.

… when you're bummed that nothing very Harry Potter-ish has happened lately.

… when you suddenly can't wait to post in the thread when you're watching the Yankees/Red Sox (W00T RED SOX!) because they show the abbreviation for "Hit By Pitch," which is HBP, and you immediately are totally confused and then later realize what on earth they're talking about.


timrew - May 29, 2005 6:54 pm (#1361 of 2984)

Dementors kissing wookies !

Wouldn't that give rise to Dookies?


Julia. - May 29, 2005 7:06 pm (#1362 of 2984)

DUDE! Dementors kissing Wookies was not funny! I was really scared, especially since there were Ewoks there too, and I was there as well!

Fbv, I too was slightly miffed when they were talking about Jeter having severlal HBPs in the past few games (woot! YANKEES!!)


Finn BV - May 29, 2005 7:09 pm (#1363 of 2984)

LOL, Julia. So it wasn't just me… and w00t! RED SOX!! It's even worse (worse describing the treatment I get from my friends) for me being that I live about 20 minutes from the Bronx.


Menopause Molly - May 29, 2005 7:17 pm (#1364 of 2984)

… when you can say, "Amen," Julia--I also had a Star Wars/Harry Potter dream the night I saw Revenge of the Sith. Didn't remember the details, though.

… when you go to a Highland Festival and one of the craft booths has cloaks and capes and "period" clothes and it turns out the lady who made all the clothes is also an HP fan so you get to spend some time talking with a lady in a cloak about all things Harry--and, of course, spend $45.00 on a silk sarong (her cloaks were kinda pricy and I can make my own… )


fleur-de-lys - May 29, 2005 7:28 pm (#1365 of 2984)

… when, in a dollar store, you see jelly beans flavored Lemon Drop and immediately think of Dumbledore.

… when, while reading offensive Umbridge sections of OoP, you find yourself starting to get extremely short and almost mean with your hubby and you have to remind yourself that he is not Umbridge and you're reading a book. Poor hubby.


GryffEndora - May 29, 2005 8:14 pm (#1366 of 2984)

… when getting in your car after work you see a giant spider (read giant as about 1/2 inch) on your car and have the following conversation (yes, I talk to myself) "Oh, you better be on the outside of my car! Ron would Freak!" FYI: the spider was indeed on the outside of my car, but it crawled between the window glass and the car, then disappeared. I'm afraid I have a giant (see above) spider living inside my car. Gggaaahhhhh!


Elanor - May 29, 2005 10:17 pm (#1367 of 2984)

Septentrion: "… when you say nothing against your neighbour's rant about HP nonsense because she's going to make you a cloak for Accio"

… when you perfectly understand the unfortunate necessity of that…

… when you do quite the same, accepting to have a walk-on part in a mediaval show that happens every year in your town so that you may be able to borrow the dress for Accio…

… when you're a bit bothered because the medieval dress you will wear then, that is incidentally beautiful, is black and old gold and you wanted a Beauxbatons blue one for Accio…

… when the one you wore the year before was blue and pink and would fit better but is now to big for you and you're planning to try and make the wardrobe mistress arrange it.

LOL Julia about your dream, I loved it!


Finn BV - May 30, 2005 2:56 pm (#1368 of 2984)

… when you're playing Cranium and you can't help thinking of the Lexicon because one of the categories in the game is called "Lexicon."

… when you know the answer immediately to a question in the category "Lexicon" because the word to be defined (from multiple-choice answers) is banshee because you've read all the discussion about what on earth a banshee is.

On a slightly different note:
… when you're slightly annoyed because all things Harry Potter are going on when you're only 12, thus meaning it would be very hard to convince your parents to bring you to Accio, Lumos!, or the HPL Forum gathering.


Finn BV - May 31, 2005 11:53 am (#1369 of 2984)

… when you're watching home videos of yourself at a concert and somebody in the wind ensemble looks exactly like Matthew Lewis, the actor who plays Neville Longbottom. Then, when you think about how the whole summer you wondered who he looked like, you smack yourself on the forehead and bang your head on the wall. (Actually not but it sounds better )


Madame Pomfrey - May 31, 2005 4:38 pm (#1370 of 2984)

When..while in the pool cleaning it, something rubs against your foot and you freakout.Realizing its just a toy you pick it up and it is Professor Quirrell with You-Know-Who sticking out the back of his head,Then you really freak out.


applepie - May 31, 2005 6:42 pm (#1371 of 2984)

When you come out of your reading/rain/work-induced sleepiness simply by signing on and reading a few posts that you find interesting.


librarian314 - Jun 1, 2005 6:12 am (#1372 of 2984)

Hey all!

You know your plan to convince your 6 year old that HP is the best series in the world is going apace when she picks the seed heads of grass, throws them on the ground, and shouts a place, as if its Floo powder. This is one of the current games on the walk home from school. She often hands me some of her "Floo powder" as well!

*michelle the librarian**


applepie - Jun 1, 2005 1:48 pm (#1373 of 2984)

When you pull up to the drive-thru at the bank and look at the car next to you to find a black dog air freshener hanging from the rear view mirror with the name SIRIUS under it. You excitedly want to roll down your window to ask the gentleman: where he got it from, if he is a big fan, does he think Sirius will contact Harry from behind the veil, and if he is on the Lexicon??? Then your conscience tells you that YOU SHOULD NOT TALK TO STRANGERS, as you have reminded your children so often… .and you resist the urge, almost frowning as you drive away…


Snuffles - Jun 1, 2005 2:55 pm (#1374 of 2984)

When you wished applepie's concience had shouted the thought after she had asked the gentleman where he got the air freshener so you could get one too!!!


Catherine - Jun 1, 2005 4:13 pm (#1375 of 2984)

When you wonder why you should buy an air freshener when you have the spell Lysolia!


fleur-de-lys - Jun 2, 2005 5:20 am (#1376 of 2984)

Michelle, you should be very proud of yourself… Floo Powder, very good.

… when, while reading the chat thread, you have another window open to that thread so you can reply accordingly without having to go back through the bizillion posts you just read.

… when, while watching TV with you aunt and uncle in you mom's hospital room, you mutter a reaction to the tv. Your uncle asks you what you just said and you reply, "Harry Potter reference, sorry."


Julia. - Jun 2, 2005 1:16 pm (#1377 of 2984)

… When, while wearing your Sirius Black t-shirt, you hear PS/SS playing in a class room, and although you've never met the teacher you walk in, interupt his class and say "I heard Harry Potter," and watch a few minutes with his class.


applepie - Jun 2, 2005 2:33 pm (#1378 of 2984)

When you are excited that you have to go back to the bank today because you just might see the gentleman with the Sirius air freshener, and be able to redeem yourself with Snuffles on the Lexicon.

But, sadly, I didn't see him!


GryffEndora - Jun 2, 2005 4:16 pm (#1379 of 2984)

I wonder if it is the mascot of Sirius Satellite Radio? I would love for it to be a HP product though.


Eponine - Jun 2, 2005 5:45 pm (#1380 of 2984)

When you have a really great Harry Potter dream about learning to fly a broom. And when you're extremely disappointed when you woke up to find it didn't really happen.


Ruthie - Jun 2, 2005 8:50 pm (#1381 of 2984)

… ..When you glance at a letter lying on the table and catch the sentence "Charlie is now in Perth, Australia." and wonder what kind of dragons you could find in Australia.


applepie - Jun 3, 2005 8:56 am (#1382 of 2984)

Gryffendora… .I just looked up Sirius Satellite Radio and that is exactly what it is. I still find it very coincidental that their mascot is that black dog. Seems to me like someone in the company is a Potter fan!

I am soooooo glad I didn't make a fool of myself in the drive-thru line of the bank. I could just see the expression on this guy's face when I pounce on him in a maze of Potter-frenzy questions… Guess I can thank my subconscience for stepping in this time…


Elanor - Jun 3, 2005 12:18 pm (#1383 of 2984)

… when your day at school was full of HP funny references and you wonder if it is because it's Friday, which means the last stage before a very HP weekend, working on the Accio paper, see:

-->when you're listening to the radio while marking notebooks during lunchtime and you hear two reports on Great Britain, first on a Mr Roberts who tries and produces some champagne in South England and then on the 80th wedding anniversary of a 105 years old Percy and his wife, whose name I have forgotten but was definitely not Penelope…

-->when the journalist reports Percy said that the secret of their happy marriage is that he answered "yes, darling" to his wife for all his life and you think Percy Weasley would never be wise enough to do that…

-->when you're still smiling because of that after turning off the radio and begin arranging the kids'newspaper when you see that "the English word of the day" on it is "rubber duck" and laugh aloud seeing that!

-->when in the playground kids can't help but dig in the soil for playing and you tell them to stop, finishing the sentence in your head "you're not nifflers, aren't you?"


Liz Mann - Jun 3, 2005 2:24 pm (#1384 of 2984)

… when you've just remembered that you had a Harry Potter related dream yesterday. I just know that I was on a plane and I think Ron and Lucius were there (I might have been Harry). Lucius, I think, was following us as a spy (even though he was sitting right opposite me).


septentrion - Jun 4, 2005 12:04 am (#1385 of 2984)

… when you hear about the creation of a national centre for children literature in France and are very pleased to hear they will have the HP books there.


Snuffles - Jun 4, 2005 2:37 am (#1386 of 2984)

When you thank applepie for looking but alas, I probably wouldn't be able to get one anyway being in the UK!

Aren't the people on this forum just great.


Thora - Jun 4, 2005 7:33 am (#1387 of 2984)

… .when you go on vacation and hate the interuption in your HP life.

… .when the grass and foxtails by the road in Oklahoma match your HBP gown.

… when your husband makes HP comments all vacation long to make you smile, bless him.

… when your 2 year old son takes a head dive into a duck creek and you get a great picture of the lightening bolt shaped bruise on his fore-head.


fleur-de-lys - Jun 4, 2005 6:45 pm (#1388 of 2984)

Liz, Harry Potter meets James Bond… only in the dream world.


lemonbalm&bees - Jun 4, 2005 7:51 pm (#1389 of 2984)

… when you have rough lesson plans prepared for your first year teaching at Hogwarts. Hopefully your apparrent lack of magical ability will not hinder you in the selection process.

**I'm editing this because it occured to me this forum would be an ideal place to tell you about my odd Harry Potter dream I had last December.

Voldemort was trying to kill me for some reason that I could not figure out. Indeed, I don't even know how I knew it was Voldemort, since he looked exactly like the lead singer from my boyfriend's band! He, nor anyone else in the dream, never used magic, and yet I was sure it was him. I fled into this rather large house inhabited by lots of college students and, oddly enough, my mother. "Voldemort's after me! I'm going into this room to hide! Don't let him in!" I announced to everyone. While barricading myself in this room I saw him staring at me through the windows. (It was creepy, even though he looked like a friend of mine) Classicly, I hid under the bed, and was inexplicably joined by a girl that I had not seen since high school. Volde-Brett came into the room looking for me, and Julia (that was her name) assisted me in wrestling him to the ground. I needed something to tie him up with. I asked my mom, who was lounging on the couch watching TV to hand me the duct tape next to her, but she wouldn't. I was furious at her seeming lack of concern that her daughter was wrestling with the most evil wizard the world has seen in half a century!

I'm wondering whether this dream has more to do with me (I must be messed up) or the future of the series. I wonder if there is any seer blood in me… ? Perhaps since their wands will not work against each other, the fulfillment of the prophecy will come down to a wrestling match… well, we'll save that for another thread, won't we?

Sorry so long… I've got a lot to say…


Finn BV - Jun 4, 2005 9:07 pm (#1390 of 2984)

… when you are astonished that one of the definitions for a word in the Scripps National Spelling Bee is something like "dealing with the devils; witchraft; sorcery" and think about Charlotte Church (see MuggleNet.com – religious stuff I won't go into).

… when there's a horse in a horse race tomorrow named "Gryffindor" and you nearly fall over and ask you dad to bet him.

… when you should be in bed but remembered these two instances and didn't want to forget them. (It's 12:07 Sunday!)

… when you realize that you're using one of Sunday's 10 posts, not Saturday's.


Julia. - Jun 4, 2005 10:19 pm (#1391 of 2984)

Actually fbv… the Forum starts recounting posts at midnight Forum, which is Western Time in the US. You appear to be in the Easter Time Zone, so while it's 12:07 for us (actually, it's 1:19 now) it's only 9:07 Forum time (actually, it's 10:19 now), so you're still on Saturday's posts.


Finn BV - Jun 5, 2005 8:47 am (#1392 of 2984)

Of course, Julia. That would make sense. Obviously, how would the Forum know where I am?? *smacks self on forehead as he always does*

So…
… when you're quite happy that you can post on Sunday but it counts as Saturday's post.


fleur-de-lys - Jun 5, 2005 12:00 pm (#1393 of 2984)

… when you're so terribly excited that you've FINALLY had a Harry Potter dream, but are extermely distraught that all you can remember is that it had to do with Quidditch. Usually I don't remember any dreams, so I'm just happy I remembered this one! Yeah, finally an HP dream!!!!! W00T!!!!!


Delightful Task! - Jun 6, 2005 3:32 pm (#1394 of 2984)

… When you look at an ID photograph of one of your students after a long day's work, and you're not absolutely certain the picture there didn't move… ! well, actually, I'm almost sure she winked and smiled at me!! ( and I promise it happened to me today!!!)


GryffEndora - Jun 6, 2005 3:40 pm (#1395 of 2984)

Delightful Task - Was the picture Tomoe's? Her pic winks at me every time I see it.


Delightful Task! - Jun 7, 2005 4:26 am (#1396 of 2984)

Actually, GryffEndora, I'd love to see moving pictures everywhere! That's why I love the Internet, and I'm sure it will be possible one day in the newspapers too ! I know it won't be as fascinating as in the wizarding world, yet, that will be great!


applepie - Jun 7, 2005 7:55 am (#1397 of 2984)

When you get an e-mail for one of those "know your friends" questions that reads…

IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE SUPERPOWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

And, you respond… … .I wish I could apparate so I wouldn't have to drive any more… .Traffic is murder around here… .Portkeys would be nice too (for family travel… )


GryffEndora - Jun 8, 2005 9:32 am (#1398 of 2984)

I finally had a Harry Potter dream!!!!!!!

I don't remember it too clearly but I was interviewing JKR and I asked her something about the make up of Voldemort's character or his wand. Her answer was that Hate won.

It's vague but at least it's something!


Liz Mann - Jun 8, 2005 1:33 pm (#1399 of 2984)

… when you know you've had about two HP dreams recently, both of which you can't remember (even though you tried desperately upon waking to keep the detais in your head) and both of which you forgot to post about earlier (even though that was the concious reason you were trying desperately to keep the details in your head). I think Lockhart was in one of them but I'm not sure now.

Note to self: Start dream diary.


Finn BV - Jun 8, 2005 2:56 pm (#1400 of 2984)

Note to self: Start dream diary. -- Liz

Liz, beware if you get one where you eat porridge or are playing Quidditch – you might die the next day or, even worse… *drumroll* be eaten by a giant marshmallow.



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Elfcat - Jun 8, 2005 3:55 pm (#1401 of 2984)

… when someone you've never met who lives thousands of miles away congratulated you on your Web Design grade and it didn't seem wierd to you for a really long time


applepie - Jun 8, 2005 4:22 pm (#1402 of 2984)

Elfcat, Is that what you are studying in school?


haymoni - Jun 8, 2005 4:23 pm (#1403 of 2984)

… when you look in the rear view mirror of your car and you see your 4 year old daughter singing,"Potter, Potter, Potter, Potter, Potter… Weasley, Weasley… " complete with hand motions ala Ron in the video clip.

That's my girl!!!!

Just when you thought you had that song out of your head…


Finn BV - Jun 8, 2005 7:29 pm (#1404 of 2984)

Whoa, Haymoni, what video clip? Which song? *feels frustrated*


fleur-de-lys - Jun 8, 2005 7:35 pm (#1405 of 2984)

Yeah, I was just thinking the same thing, fvb807. What video clip are you talking about?

BEWARE OF THE GIANT MARSHMALLOW! I think I'll make that my battle cry.

… when you start using wizarding world vocab and forum phrases in normal conversation (example: JM2K) and you have to explain or just say "Sorry, Harry Potter reference."

… when the above mentioned happens and your friends or family, who have no interest in HP, just say, "ok, I get it."


applepie - Jun 8, 2005 8:21 pm (#1406 of 2984)

When your husband asks if you are on the website for the library, and you tell him no, but you don't tell him where you really are because you don't want to have to defend your fascination with Harry Potter at this particular point in time.

Some times you just have to pick your battles.


Julia. - Jun 8, 2005 9:23 pm (#1407 of 2984)

… When the highlight of your week is the engagement of people you met on this forum! Mazel tov Brandon and Sarah! (See the chat thread for more details).


fleur-de-lys - Jun 9, 2005 6:15 am (#1408 of 2984)

Applepie, I'm glad I'm not the only one who has that hubby problem. We'll have to gang up on them sometime and force then to read HP!


Snuffles - Jun 9, 2005 6:19 am (#1409 of 2984)

Can I be part of the 'hubby doesn't understand HP' gang? Mine thinks I must be mad!


applepie - Jun 9, 2005 6:59 am (#1410 of 2984)

Sure, Snuffles… .I should start a list. And, I guess we should have a name.

I was thinking: Wives of Husbands who Don't Understand Harry Potter. I'll make some WHDUHP badges straight away.

Do I sound like someone you know?

Giggling to myself because our acronym looks like what up


Snuffles - Jun 9, 2005 7:04 am (#1411 of 2984)

Great, I'll send the family owl along with the sickles to join!


lemonbalm&bees - Jun 9, 2005 9:08 am (#1412 of 2984)

I'm not married, but can I still join? My boyfriend thinks I'm such a dork because I know every little wierd thing about these books. When he has some perfectly good dorky obsessions of his own. (however, I'm hoping I won't actually need to join the club. I don't think he'll ever be as enthusiastic about HP as I am, but he was in the room a lot when I was recording OotP for my dad. He's in Italy right now, and before he left, he asked to borrow the first three books. I'm very eager to report back to the forum when he returns.)


applepie - Jun 9, 2005 9:34 am (#1413 of 2984)

Your enrollment is accepted, lemonbalm&bees. I understand the relationship between boyfriend and girlfriend is a necessary road to becoming that of husband and wife, without the legal issues, of course.

However, if your significant other returns from Italy a fan, you will immediately be dismissed and expected to start your own group of: Fans who Influenced Spouses to be Fans of Harry Potter, or something of that nature.


Liz Mann - Jun 9, 2005 4:08 pm (#1414 of 2984)

fvb807 - I know the video referred to but I don't know where to find it. It's pretty funny, though the music gets stuck in your head.


Julia. - Jun 9, 2005 7:41 pm (#1415 of 2984)

Potter Potter Potter

… When flipping channels you come across "Wheel of Fortuine." Then clue was "Fictional Characters" and you very quickly got the answer… 'Harry Potter & Ron Weasley.'


GryffEndora - Jun 9, 2005 8:07 pm (#1416 of 2984)

Julia, thank you for the link, I'm now addicted! *bopps off singing Potter Potter Potter Potter Weasley Weasley*


lemonbalm&bees - Jun 9, 2005 10:59 pm (#1417 of 2984)

applepie- is that a challenge? I accept! He will be a fan! (or at least, he'll stop rolling his eyes… )


Ms Amanda - Jun 10, 2005 4:59 am (#1418 of 2984)

… when you had a Harry Potter dream that the kids from the MoM battle had stolen Voldemort's wand, were using it to make some sort of "bright light" spell. While Harry was focused on that, the others were using the cover of the bright light to tear apart Dolores Umbridge's lilies and lavendars.


applepie - Jun 10, 2005 7:21 am (#1419 of 2984)

Lemonbalm&bees, Nah, it's not a challenge. I was just being silly . I am very happy to have you as part of FSODUHP!


fleur-de-lys - Jun 10, 2005 10:37 am (#1420 of 2984)

Julie, thanks so much for the link. I feel enlightened. How cute that is.

… when you save the "Potter, Weasley" video website on your favorites.

… when you are on the look out, every day, for more things to post on this thread. I need to start carrying a notebook, because my memory is like a sieve!


applepie - Jun 10, 2005 10:59 am (#1421 of 2984)

When you consider using your LAST vacation day of the year on the day the Goblet of Fire movie releases. That way, you can make the very first showing.

Decisions, decisions, decisions… .


Potterhead - Jun 10, 2005 11:23 am (#1422 of 2984)

When your perennial stress nightmare of being back in high school, ten minutes late for a final calculus exam, a class for which you didn't even know you had signed up (and it's past drop/add period so you can't get out of it [and then you realize, in your dream, that drop/add was only in college]) and, yes, you're wearing your pajamas, turned the other night into being ten minutes late for the History of Magic final for which you didn't attend one class, and for which you cannot find Hermione's notes, and, yes, you're still wearing your pajamas, only now they have snitches on them like Dobby's handknit socks he gave Harry for Christmas.


applepie - Jun 10, 2005 11:27 am (#1423 of 2984)

I am so jealous. I never dream. (Probably because I don't get enough sleep.) And, when I do dream, I never remember it when I wake up. I could probably count on one hand the number of dreams I have had in the last 5 years, and I can't remember a single one!


Potterhead - Jun 10, 2005 11:35 am (#1424 of 2984)

Yes, but would you want to remember that particular one? Though it was pretty cool being in Hogwarts, despite the circumstances. Smile


azi - Jun 10, 2005 2:30 pm (#1425 of 2984)

That sounds like a really horrible dream Potterhead!

… when someone you don't know adds you too their msn and the first thing you ask them is 'Do you like Harry Potter'? They do, and I enjoyed talking to them about HBP. Smile


Acceber - Jun 10, 2005 3:58 pm (#1426 of 2984)

… when you now have the Potter Potter Potter Potter Potter Potter Potter Potter Potter Potter Potter Potter Weasley Weasley thing stuck in your head. Does it ever end???

… when you're elated to see that the program from your sister's school concert includes Hedwig's Theme.

… when you're annoyed that your sister didn't tell you they were playing it.

… when you're even more annoyed that the announcer for the piece called Hedwig a "he." Shame! She really should read the books.


Elfcat - Jun 10, 2005 6:36 pm (#1427 of 2984)

applepie, Web Design was just one part of my standard high school classes last year. It was significant because it was the only class I could get to the forum from.


applepie - Jun 10, 2005 7:28 pm (#1428 of 2984)

Cool, Elfcat. I wish they would have offered that when I was in high school.


applepie - Jun 10, 2005 8:12 pm (#1429 of 2984)

When your husband sees HP and immediately thinks it is Hewlett Packard. How can he NOT KNOW that it is HARRY POTTER… .


azi - Jun 11, 2005 4:58 am (#1430 of 2984)

I have that problem the other way round, applepie! I see HP as Harry Potter rather than Hewlett Packard, which is not good when I'm revising my TNC work! I think most Harry Potter fans would experence it that way round. Smile

I had the weirdest HP dream last night. It was 20 days before HBP was to be released and JKR was giving us a new task on her website every day with clues as to what would happen in the book. Also, the person who solved all the puzzles fastest would get £20, which I wasn't much bothered about. On the 5th puzzle I couldn't work it out as you had to fill in the gaps to make words and one looked like it said 'McGonagall Dies' but I didn't want that to happen so wouldn't accept it as the answer. Anyway, then I ended up in HBP watching what happened and I was in this baby room which was decorated in pink where Harry and Dumbledore were. I wondered why they were there because it was horrible and girly but then the place came under attack. The scene changed and I was outside the tower the room was in and people were fighting around me. Dumbledore came along and someone said he was dead and that his eye was in the tower (methinks I have been watching too much LOTR!), to which he answered, 'But I am not dead' and he shrunk and entered a lantern which was then surrounded by fire strands before it died down. A few seconds later firey sparks erupted from the chimmney of the tower which told me Dumbledore had arrived in the tower.

There were other things going on but they are slowly slipping out of my mind! It was the most vivid and imaginative dream I've had for some time though!


Snuffles - Jun 11, 2005 12:41 pm (#1431 of 2984)

When you are supposed to be packing your suitcase for your hols but can't resist popping onto the forum for a read as you are dreading being without the internet for nearly 2 weeks!


Elanor - Jun 11, 2005 12:51 pm (#1432 of 2984)

I do sympathize Snuffles! **sending strengthening charms**

… when, at the butcher's, there is a tiny old lady who speaks with the butcher and you think hearing her "hey, she has a true house-elf "squeaking" voice!"

… when you have trouble hiding a smile while thinking that and wondering if she may have house-elves ancestors… Bad Audrey! **going ironing my hands… **


dobbyiscool - Jun 11, 2005 6:14 pm (#1433 of 2984)

… when you notice how your neighbor's dog (a Jack Russell terrier) could be a Crup.

… when you are reading the the Cronicals of Narnia, Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and you decide that Eustece must have been a Common Welsh Green dragon.


freshwater - Jun 11, 2005 7:48 pm (#1434 of 2984)

… .when you visit a local ice cream shop and are dismayed to see a new sandwich on the menu: The Phoenix! (Anyone seen Fawkes lately?) Then you read the description and are very relieved: smoked roasted turkey breast, jalapeno bacon, pepper jack cheese, and chipotle mayo.

… when you buy a magazine you never buy simply because it has a reference to HP in it. (see the thread on References to HP in Pop Culture)

… when you attend a weekend carnival to support a local volunteer fire department, and find yourself walking behind a tall, slim young fireman (dressed in dark pants and white button-down shirt) with messy black hair and for one exhilarating moment you think maybe it's Harry.


Regan of Gong - Jun 12, 2005 4:46 am (#1435 of 2984)

… when your mother says she needs to buy a new boiler for soup and you say she needs to buy a new cauldron

… when you drag your family off to town to pre-order HBP, prepared to buy it with your own pocket money and my Dad says he'll buy it for me because he'll read it is well. Then I paid him $10 to be the first in the family to read it

… when you're quite excited the proof of purchase card that you exchange on the 16th is illustrated with the cover of HBP, so you can go home and study it

… when you find it amazing that someone in your class can understand all the HP quotes you give out during the day

Regan


Veritaserum - Jun 12, 2005 12:55 pm (#1436 of 2984)

When there's a new restaurant called "Firebirds" near your house, and you think it must have something to do with Fawkes.


Finn BV - Jun 12, 2005 7:52 pm (#1437 of 2984)

… when you are completely surprised that you found Internet service in Wyoming and know that the first place you'll go is the Forum.

… when you finally had an HP dream!!: you logged onto the Forum and you were surprised to see a gold star next to your name. You realize that somebody bought you a Premium membership! Then, when you go to all the threads, you see little "Edit" signs next to not just your posts, but EVERYBODY'S posts. You check the forum moderator list and see that YOU'VE BEEN PROMOTED TO A MOD! W00T!

… when in the New York Times Crossword Puzzle there is a clue about "Icy moon of Jupiter" and know the answer only because you remember about "mice" on Europa.

… when you seriously think forever about Veritaserum's second line of information ("I saw me whole life flash before me eyes! It was really boring." --Babs) and finally realize it's from Chicken Run… I think. Am I right?


Cornelia - Jun 13, 2005 6:19 am (#1438 of 2984)

… when you go to a car-race without knowing anybody who is starting and who to support/cheer. Then you see "Remus-racing" and they have a wolf head as sign and suddenly you know… (they didn´t win)


Veritaserum - Jun 13, 2005 7:37 am (#1439 of 2984)

yes, fbv807, it is indeed from Chicken Run.


Liz Mann - Jun 13, 2005 11:09 am (#1440 of 2984)

There's a lot of Harry Potter dreams about at the moment! I have a dream section on my website. Does anyone want them mentioned on there (set the example for other visitors to the site)? Post them in my Common Room if you do (Harry Potter dreams section).

Tee hee! I've only just got back from holiday and it's already busines as usual.

… when the above is true.

… when on the way home you are thinking about a survey you might do and how to promote it.


Elfcat - Jun 13, 2005 1:43 pm (#1441 of 2984)

… when you have at last done a real piece of fan-art, and it's beginning to annoy you to the point that you eye is twitching that your stupid privacy-service-thingy doesn't like somebody else's post and you can't get into the fan art thread until another person posts. *puppy dog eyes* volunteers?

… when you really want to give Veritaserum a high five for using that as a second line of information. BABS ROCKS!


Veritaserum - Jun 13, 2005 2:10 pm (#1442 of 2984)

e-high five, elfcat!


Liz Mann - Jun 13, 2005 5:57 pm (#1443 of 2984)

Elfcat - I posted on the fan art thread. Has it helped?


Astragynia Winifred Posy Miranda Yseult Cawdor - Jun 13, 2005 8:20 pm (#1444 of 2984)

… When you can't wait to tell everybody there's a guy in your summer course named Neville. Really.

… When you're clothes-shopping with a friend and you reject the bright-green shirt she holds up by saying "Too Rita Skeeter."


Elfcat - Jun 13, 2005 8:33 pm (#1445 of 2984)

Haven't checked yet, Liz, just got back from Karate. Hold that thought.

EDIT: Yes, what you did worked, and I thank you. However, the picture refuses to be posted. I shall see if the how-to thread is helpful.


Elanor - Jun 13, 2005 10:17 pm (#1446 of 2984)

… when writing some end of the schoolyear comments on one of your students' school report, you fight the urge of writing "needs to sort out his priorities" on it…


The giant squid - Jun 14, 2005 12:45 am (#1447 of 2984)

… When you see a Nissan Maxima on the road and see "Maxime", thinking, "There's no way she could fit into a car that small."


librarian314 - Jun 14, 2005 5:53 am (#1448 of 2984)

Hey all!

When my husband (who got you into HP) called me obsessed because I bought my first pair of jeans in over 15 years, just so I can dress up as Tonks for the release party I'm going to.

When I realized that if I had spent the kind of attention in my English classes in college that I'm expending in my re-read of the series (lots of note taking, etc.) that my grades would've been noticeably better.

Y'all take care!

*michelle the librarian**


lemonbalm&bees - Jun 14, 2005 10:06 pm (#1449 of 2984)

… when the first three notes of one of the themes in the movies reminds you of the fourth movement of Sibelius' second symphony… and not the other way around.


Amilia Smith - Jun 14, 2005 11:47 pm (#1450 of 2984)

… when you are willing to ride your bike through downtown Honolulu after midnight in order to get HBP a few hours earlier than you would have gotten it by mail-order.

Mills.

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Liz Mann - Jun 15, 2005 8:08 am (#1451 of 2984)

… when, while on holiday, you buy a small figurine of Ron which has a hole to look through, and when you look into it you see pictures and info about Ron the character.

… when you also buy a doll of Harry.

… when you also want to buy two framed pictures - one of Harry and Hermione riding Buckbeak from the cover of the British PoA, complete with original film cells from the movie of Hermione and Ron cringing away from the Dementor on the train, and the other with a picture of Hermione casting Wingardium Leviosa, with TWO sets of film cells, one with Hermione casting said spell and the other of her casting Petrificus Totalus. But they were too expensive and I couldn't choose between them.

Wow, long sentense.


applepie - Jun 15, 2005 8:21 am (#1452 of 2984)

When you sit down to read a novel and the main character's friends are named as a couple, Fin and Sarah, and you think… .

No, Finn isn't with Sarah. Sarah is with Brandon, and they are engaged. And, that's not how you are supposed to spell Finn's name. Come on people get this straight!


Liz Mann - Jun 15, 2005 2:21 pm (#1453 of 2984)

… when you smile when you see 'Carina II' written somewhere (can't remember where it was now) because you think of Lexicon Carina.


Marie E. - Jun 15, 2005 5:43 pm (#1454 of 2984)

… when a clown comes to your daycare to do face painting and you ask for a lightening bolt on your forehead. (I'll post a pic as soon as it's developed.)


Mediwitch - Jun 15, 2005 8:08 pm (#1455 of 2984)

… when you walk into the preschool classroom to get a student and they are using stickers to decorate a project… and some of the stickers are HP!

… when you want to hide the stickers from said students so you can get them after the students leave for the day!


Ludicrous Patents Office - Jun 15, 2005 8:41 pm (#1456 of 2984)

When you bully your lukewarm Potter fan friend into joining you at Borders on July 15th at 11 pm.

Only 30 more days! LPO


septentrion - Jun 15, 2005 11:26 pm (#1457 of 2984)

… when all you can think of this morning since you're awake is : one month !


Phoenix song - Jun 16, 2005 8:41 am (#1458 of 2984)

When you see a TV show that is discussing memorable things to write on your tombstone, and you begin to wonder what you could have engraved on your own tombstone. When the only inscription that you can think of that would be both memorable and fitting for your own tombstone is "Mischief Managed"!

Barbie


lemonbalm&bees - Jun 16, 2005 8:47 am (#1459 of 2984)

… when you can't figure out what to do with the two blocks of coating chocolate you have left over from those strawberries… until you see the dead cockroach in front of your door! Wink


I Am Used Vlad - Jun 16, 2005 11:33 am (#1460 of 2984)

My epitaph is going to be "Voldemort was right."


Elanor - Jun 16, 2005 11:54 am (#1461 of 2984)

… when you're reading the names of the students you will have in your class next year and one of the girls is named Séverine, which makes you wonder at once if she's Severus's hidden daughter and if she already knows more Dark arts than any other child in school…

… when reading this thread you're starting to think of your epitaph… "mischief managed" would be great indeed, "codswallop!" would not be bad either!


fleur-de-lys - Jun 16, 2005 12:03 pm (#1462 of 2984)

Barbie, "Mischief managed"… good one, very good. Can I borrow that?

… when you're driving through Phoenixville (a neighboring town) and your mom explains to your two year old that the town is Phoenisville. When she says, "The village of Phoenix", you wonder aloud "Is Fawkes the mayor?"

… when, leaving your development this morning, you pass a young teen with longish red hair and say "Its Ron Weasley."

… when, after seeing this redheaded boy, you hope he isn't worried that there's a real weirdo in your development because you smiled so grandly at him.

… when, after stating "Its Ron Weasley", your almost three year old says "That's not Ron Weasley!"


fleur-de-lys - Jun 16, 2005 12:26 pm (#1463 of 2984)

… when you rip through OoP looking for a quote to put on your new Pogo profile. Gryffendora (I think it was you that posted about Pogo), my name is MunyPadfutProngs. Look me up!


applepie - Jun 16, 2005 1:29 pm (#1464 of 2984)

When you try to edit an e-mail after you've pressed the send button, and realize you aren't on the lexicon, and you can't edit an e-mail after you've hit "SEND"… .


Ludicrous Patents Office - Jun 16, 2005 2:27 pm (#1465 of 2984)

I like the "cats among the pixies now" for an epitaph. Though "mischief managed" is pretty good!

Applepie I have to restrain myself from signing emails LPO. LPO


Catherine - Jun 16, 2005 5:55 pm (#1466 of 2984)

I thought about this epitaph business.

I think I might go with "Nox" (lights out) or "Obliviate" (forget about me) for now.

On the other hand, if I get my hands on Flamel's elixir, it won't be an issue.


Ludicrous Patents Office - Jun 16, 2005 7:52 pm (#1467 of 2984)

Good choices Catherine. I espcailly like "Nox" LPO


fleur-de-lys - Jun 16, 2005 8:05 pm (#1468 of 2984)

… when you actually spend time contemplating what Harry Potter word or phase you would use for an epitaph.


Phoenix song - Jun 16, 2005 8:42 pm (#1469 of 2984)

When you are so pleased that your comment regarding your desired epitaph sparks a new discussion among your Potter-mates! I've been sitting on that thought for a few weeks, a bit ashamed that my Potter-mania runs so deep as to influence how I want to be remembered for all eternity!

When I shared my "Mischief Managed" idea with my husband, he looked at me with such a look of utter concern on his face that I began to fear that I had jumped off of the deep end! Now that I've shared my thoughts with everybody, I know that my husband just wasn't "getting it"! **Muggle!**

Fleur-de-lys, feel free to use share my epitaph! I'd be honored to know that we'll both be going out proclaiming our love of great literature and honoring the spirit of the Marauders!

Barbie


septentrion - Jun 16, 2005 11:35 pm (#1470 of 2984)

… when the idea to have a HP epitaph sounds brillant to you. Why not the Hogwarts motto "draco dormiens nunquam titillandus" (or something like that), meaning : never tickle a sleeping dragon ?


The giant squid - Jun 17, 2005 3:46 am (#1471 of 2984)

I like yours, Septentrion! I'd probably have to go with "Nitwit, blubber, oddment, tweak" because, like me, it makes very little sense!

--Mike


septentrion - Jun 17, 2005 6:17 am (#1472 of 2984)

I like yours too Mike ! Actually it could make people laugh in cemeteries, and make them some good.


fleur-de-lys - Jun 17, 2005 7:32 am (#1473 of 2984)

… when you're mom ( I am now 32, almost 33) tries for three years to throw you a bit of a birthday bash just so she can get you a Harry Potter cake. Every year, everyone's busy at my birthday time. Boo hoo!

I think Barbie should start a new thread called "What Harry Potter phrase, word or quote would you put on your epitaph?" or something like that. I dont' know, too morbid?


Phoenix song - Jun 17, 2005 8:38 am (#1474 of 2984)

Lori, I have a confession to make. I don't even know how to start a new thread. But I'm willing to try if there's interest. Will somebody tell me how?

There's some good ideas here! I like the Hogwarts school motto, because it'd be like a secret handshake that only those "in the know" would understand!

Mike, you have a good idea as well. I have to tell you, though, that those 4 little words aren't as "nonsensical" as they appear to be. RPS and I have been studying the running bits in the series, and those words seem to tie in with the theme of unity among the 4 houses and protection for Harry. So, like you, they may appear to be nonsensical on the surface, but are actually brilliant to those that dare to look closer!

You know you're a Harry Potter/Lexicon fan when the words Nitwit, Blubber, Oddment and Tweak mean something to you!

Barbie

P.S. Really, if anybody else thinks that "What would be your Harry Potter epitaph?" would be a good thread, please let me know!


Ludicrous Patents Office - Jun 17, 2005 10:02 am (#1475 of 2984)

I think it is a great idea Phoenix Song. People are so creative It will be fun reading. LPO


Phoenix song - Jun 17, 2005 11:23 am (#1476 of 2984)

Hello everybody! Thanks for the encouragement LPO! I've just started my first discussion thread! It's entitled: "What Harry Potter themed epitaph would you choose for your headstone?" It's at the bottom of the list, under the new threads category. Please come and post your thoughts there!

… when you are so excited to have started your first Harry Potter thread!

Barbie


GryffEndora - Jun 17, 2005 12:27 pm (#1477 of 2984)

fleur-de-lys … when you rip through OoP looking for a quote to put on your new Pogo profile. GryffEndora (I think it was you that posted about Pogo), my name is MunyPadfutProngs. Look me up!

fleur - I'm XChancy. I've added you to my friends list. I can also give you a guest pass if you want, I think it lets you try the club pogo games for 5 days for free. Let me know if you want one.


fleur-de-lys - Jun 17, 2005 1:30 pm (#1478 of 2984)

Cool, thanx Gryff, I'll have to check my schedule as to when I have some free time coming up so I can take advantage of the 5 days. BWA HA HA HA HA… free time. Yeah right! I go to RealArcade.com a lot. I have a membership there and every month you get a credit to get a free game. There's a monthly fee and you get discounts off games you purchase for download, but I only get one a month and use my credit. I'm building a nice library and enjoy the games, so I will definitely enjoy pogo. I'll have to ask my mother-in-law if she had a name to put on my friends list.


Ludicrous Patents Office - Jun 17, 2005 2:25 pm (#1479 of 2984)

Bummer Phoenix Song. I went to your new thread as was sent back over here. I would like to add:

I would rather be at Hogwarts. LPO


librarian314 - Jun 17, 2005 2:40 pm (#1480 of 2984)

Hey all!

I would probably pick Dumbledore's words to Harry at the end of PoA (appropriated by Sirius in the movie): The dead we love never truly leave us. A bit sappy, but I totally agree with him.

*michelle the librarian**


Astragynia Winifred Posy Miranda Yseult Cawdor - Jun 17, 2005 4:42 pm (#1481 of 2984)

How about "Death Eaten" - or is that too morbid?

I really think it was a good idea for a separate thread, though.


The giant squid - Jun 17, 2005 5:36 pm (#1482 of 2984)

So, like you, they may appear to be nonsensical on the surface, but are actually brilliant to those that dare to look closer!--Phoenix Song

Aww, shucks!


Acceber - Jun 17, 2005 6:20 pm (#1483 of 2984)

… when your friend is doing a Harry Potter themed crossword on the Internet and you wish the crossword puzzle makers used rarer words than "Wizard," "Muggle," and "Animagus."

… when you're able to complete a sheet on time zones without difficulty because of all the practice you get on the Forum figuring out what time people post at.

… when you've heard the word "priorities" a lot lately, and you always think of Hermione's quote in the SS movie.

… when you realize that in school, SS would stand for Social Studies, but on the Forum it stands for Sorcerer's Stone, and you like the Forum's version better.


librarian314 - Jun 17, 2005 7:09 pm (#1484 of 2984)

Hey all!

When you and your daughter make wands (holly) as yesterday's craft.

When you and your daughter play "dueling club" throughout the day with your new wands and she shouts "Stupefy" and "Pizzafy" back to back, thus turning you into a frozen pizza! (Her words, not mine!) Gotta love six year olds!

*michelle the librarian**


Ydnam96 - Jun 17, 2005 8:00 pm (#1485 of 2984)

when you want to know where this Harry Potter word puzzle is online… even if it is easy.


Phoenix song - Jun 17, 2005 8:25 pm (#1486 of 2984)

"I really think it was a good idea for a separate thread, though." Astragynia

Thanks! I thought that it was a good idea as well! Unfortunately, we were asked to continue it here, although to continue it here is actually asking us to risk being "off the central topic". **shrugs** What can you do?

I agree, LPO, I was pretty bummed about it also.

**hem, hem** to return to the "proper" topic… "You know you're a Harry Potter/Lexicon fan when you feel bummed out about being shot down but still return anyway!"

Barbie

P.S. Mike, I know that you're trying to be all modest and everything, but even I know that "The Giant Squid" is actually Dumbledore! So how could you possibly be anything other than brilliant?


Elanor - Jun 17, 2005 10:24 pm (#1487 of 2984)

… when the discussion about epitaphs reminds you of a discussion you had with friends about the music you would like for your funeral. For me it will be "A window to the past", from PoA, the theme of the Force (Star Wars) and "Into the West" from The Return of the King.


Liz Mann - Jun 18, 2005 4:48 am (#1488 of 2984)

… when you read an interview with Ralph Fiennes who says Voldemort is going to be bald and say outloud, "YES! He's bald!" And then come straight over here to inform everyone.


Catherine - Jun 18, 2005 5:07 am (#1489 of 2984)

YES! He's bald!"--Liz

When that is so rarely a good thing, but in this case, it so obviously is.


Good Evans - Jun 18, 2005 12:39 pm (#1490 of 2984)

can I have "hem hem" on my headstone please. I just kind of like the connotation - you'd never be quite sure that I am not lurking in a corner!


Ludicrous Patents Office - Jun 18, 2005 2:53 pm (#1491 of 2984)

Elanor great choice of songs. I would like the same ones with the addition of PoA Double Trouble.

When your school faculty play does the Witches scene from MacBeth and you got to be Weird Sister 2. I just love being a witch. LPO


pottermom34 - Jun 18, 2005 8:55 pm (#1492 of 2984)

when you're bummed because your employer orders new name tags that are all the same and you can no longer wear the Harry Potter style one you made.


Madame Pomfrey - Jun 19, 2005 7:29 am (#1493 of 2984)

When your computer is acting up and your son has the nerve to say "maybe its because of the Harry Potter screen saver you added" and you reply "Don't blame Potter,He's got enough to be going on with."

When you go to Toys R Us to buy your granddaughter a B-day present and treat yourself to some chocolate frogs which had been sold out forever.Daughter rolls her eyes.


Phoenix song - Jun 19, 2005 10:12 am (#1494 of 2984)

… when you think that Madame Pomfrey might need to join the group that has significant others that don't "get" our love of Potter! Maybe they could help her to help her children "sort of their priorities!"

Psst… I get that infuriating "eyeroll" all of the time from friends and family as well!

Barbie


Madame Pomfrey - Jun 19, 2005 7:38 pm (#1495 of 2984)

Lol Phoenix song. I've already joined that group.Apparently you have too.


pottermom34 - Jun 19, 2005 7:49 pm (#1496 of 2984)

when you get a craving for a chocolate frog after reading Madame Pomfrey's post about buying one. MMM chocolate frog.

When everytime someone asks for a cobra spray on tattoo,(at work) you color it green and silver.
When anytime you get into a conversation about reading you tell the person(s) your talking to that your HP book will be here soon.


applepie - Jun 19, 2005 8:41 pm (#1497 of 2984)

Barbie, I' sorry you were shot down too… though, I couldn't come up with a clever saying for my tombstone…

When you wish you had two wands so you could "Stupefy" and "Pizzafy" your five year old and make him turn into a frozen pizza… lol He would really get a kick out of that!

Note to self: Buy another wand…


Phoenix song - Jun 19, 2005 9:27 pm (#1498 of 2984)

applepie, if you're going to be performing spells, then I think that you should do something about this weather!

You know you're a Harry Potter fan when it's hot enough to fry eggs outside and you wish that you knew a good cooling charm! "Chillify"?

Barbie


Veritaserum - Jun 19, 2005 9:37 pm (#1499 of 2984)

… when you're really depressed after watching the Huskers lose and the first thing you decide you need is chocolate, followed by Harry Potter.


applepie - Jun 20, 2005 8:54 am (#1500 of 2984)

Barbie, this one is for you… DE-HUMIDIFY That seems to be our problem. Let me know if it works!

When you consider giving the local weatherman a wand and a book of spells. I think "obliviate" might clear up a hurricane, and I hear we might be in for a bad season.

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septentrion - Jun 20, 2005 10:08 am (#1501 of 2984)

...when to thank you for minor services you provided a coworker with, said coworker buy you a "Serdaigle" (Ravenclaw) keychain.


fleur-de-lys - Jun 20, 2005 10:45 am (#1502 of 2984)

...when you're best friend buys you a Harry Potter themed word search book for you birthday.

...when, looking through you latest Pfaltzgraff catalog and finding a pattern called Potter's Glen, you wonder if this pattern is named after Harry's future home. Hmmmm....


Mrs Brisbee - Jun 20, 2005 11:39 am (#1503 of 2984)

When you have a great desire to go down and rent the Prisoner of Azkaban movie, but resist because you don't want to suffer movie contamination right before Half-Blood Prince comes out.

When you dream that Madame Pince needed to take over the entrance hall to Hogwarts for cold storage for DNA samples so they wouldn't degrade, because there was no room in the library for them (okay, it was a weird dream).


Liz Mann - Jun 20, 2005 12:46 pm (#1504 of 2984)

...when you were just looking at the back cover of the British children's edition of HBP and studying the things of it, and felt a twinge of excitement! Maybe it's coming back! *hopes*


Menopause Molly - Jun 20, 2005 5:58 pm (#1505 of 2984)

...when you are catching up on the Forum and go downstairs to let the dog out and when calling: "Max, come here" a couple of times doesn't work, you try: "Accio, doggie" and he comes running! My first working spell!!

and another dog-related one...

...when your dog doesn't pay the slightest attention to dogs barking on the television but you're so proud that he ALWAYS barks back at the dog on JKR's website.

mm


fleur-de-lys - Jun 20, 2005 7:11 pm (#1506 of 2984)

...when, while watching World News Tonite, you wonder if the reporter, Ned Potter, is related to Harry.

...when watching Hell's Kitchen, you wonder if Gorden Ramsay is related to Professor Snape. Cooking is kind of like potions, isn't it?


Ruthie - Jun 20, 2005 8:15 pm (#1507 of 2984)

.........when the day after reading Applepie's post #1429 you hear an advertisement on the radio which says "HP available" and immediately think Hewlett Packard, followed by Harry Potter before realising it's talking about Hire Purchase Razz


Veritaserum - Jun 20, 2005 8:31 pm (#1508 of 2984)

...when a player for Texas is named Will Crouch, and being from Nebraska, first you wonder if he is related to Eric, then, being a Potter freak, you wonder if he is related to Barty.


Finn BV - Jun 20, 2005 8:57 pm (#1509 of 2984)

… when you've convinced your parents to go to the hotel with the free hi-speed internet so you can get on to the forum. Hola, everybody!

… when you just browse through this thread briefly but the post that sticks out is applepie, "You Know You're A Harry Potter/Lexicon Fan When..." #1452, 15 Jun 2005 8:21 am. ***winks to Applepie***. What book?


The giant squid - Jun 20, 2005 11:32 pm (#1510 of 2984)

...When, while watching the AFI Tribute to George Lucas, John Williams come on stage and you immediately think of The Great Abbycadabra (who used to have JW as her avatar waaaay back when).


applepie - Jun 21, 2005 6:26 am (#1511 of 2984)

Hey, Finn! How are ya'? It was The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. I wanted to read it before seeing the DVD, and it was a quick read, but I found that funny too.

When you can bring someone a quick laugh on the forum, even if they are should be soaking up the sun on vacation. (Have a good time Finn)


Liz Mann - Jun 21, 2005 11:11 am (#1512 of 2984)

...when you sit up when they mention Harry Potter on Lizzie Maguire.


applepie - Jun 21, 2005 11:16 am (#1513 of 2984)

on that note...When you sit up when they mention Harry Potter on the movie Love Actually.


fleur-de-lys - Jun 21, 2005 11:20 am (#1514 of 2984)

They mention Harry Potter in that movie? I missed that somehow.What a good excuse to watch it again! Thanks Applepie!


applepie - Jun 21, 2005 12:49 pm (#1515 of 2984)

When Hugh Grant is standing next to the President of the US talking about their "special relationship" he says that Britain is the home of....Harry Potter.


Elanor - Jun 21, 2005 1:09 pm (#1516 of 2984)

...when your car breaks down on your way back from work and you have to wait for a looong time under the burning sun and you realize that the thing that annoys you the most is that the door may have opened on Jo's site for hours and you're HERE, stuck in the middle of nowhere, not knowing.

...when you try to "reparo" it while waiting and, as it is not that efficient, you kick it.

...when you only succeed in hurting your toes but think "well, at least now I am in a right mood for continuing the OotP re-read!" and you feel better!


freshwater - Jun 21, 2005 3:07 pm (#1517 of 2984)

Sorry to hear about your car trouble, Elanor....but you should know that when I read that I pictured you in your "official" summer wardrobe standing on the side of the road next to your car! LOL:D

.....sorry to chime in so late, but one good epitath might be "On to the Next Great Adventure".


Finn BV - Jun 21, 2005 7:13 pm (#1518 of 2984)

… when, while watching Jeopardy!, you find three things that would be perfect for this thread:

… when the answer is Pepe Le Pew and you think of Catherine's old avatar.
… when — for the second time in two weeks (the other time was with the NY Times Crossword Puzzle, also on this thread) — you know the answer is "ice" for something pertaining to Europa because Harry thought it was "mice." (My parents were so surprised I got it… it was a $1600 question, too!)
… when Chris Columbus is mentioned in the clue of a directing category and you immediately (and quite habitually) say Harry Potter without thinking. (Unfortunately that wasn't the answer)

… when you wrote all these down on a tiny piece of paper so you wouldn't forget at the end of the game.


pottermom34 - Jun 21, 2005 9:14 pm (#1519 of 2984)

when driving home you start singing the Mickey Mouse Club song only instead of Mickey you sing
M A L F O Y -- M o u s e, and try to come up with words to go with it.


Amilia Smith - Jun 21, 2005 10:02 pm (#1520 of 2984)

. . . when the book you are currently reading (Bellwether, Connie Willis, excellent) is about a scientist studying fads/trends, and you wonder what said scientist would say about the Harry Potter phenomenon. And you are rather disappointed that you will have to go on wondering as this book was written prePotter (1996).

. . . when one of the fads described in said book is Dickens' seirialized (sp?) novel The Old Curiosity Shop, which was so popular that when the final instalment arrived by ship from England, crowds waiting on the New York pier shouted "Is Little Nell dead?" and it reminds you of yourself, arranging for your brother, who is in a different time zone and will be able to get HBP 4 hours earlier than you will, to call you ASAP and let you know what Harry's OWL grades are. (How's that for a run-on sentence?) Sidenote: He (my brother) was very indignant that I would ask him for spoilers. Almost refused to do it for me. Luckily I convinced him that it would be OK, as I was only asking for Harry's report card, not who the Half-Blood Prince was, or who got together with whom, or who dies.

Mills.


Elanor - Jun 22, 2005 5:14 am (#1521 of 2984)

LOL Freshwater! Actually, I would have loved to have at least the hat with me because the heat is oppressive here those days! Er... come to think of it, I wouldn't have said "no" to a glass of fresh water too then!

...when you have a nightmare in which it is the last day of the schoolyear but the students you will have the next year are already coming because holidays have been cancelled and school has to start again on the day after! When in the said dream, you are saying "wait! That can't be! When am I supposed to read the HBP now?".

...when you buy a new suitcase for your trip to Accio and you choose an "extensible" one, thinking of all the HP goodies you're sure you're going to buy there.


Liz Mann - Jun 22, 2005 6:05 am (#1522 of 2984)

...when you have a dream involving the Weasley twins. Unfortunately I can only remember snatches of it now.


Veritaserum - Jun 22, 2005 8:08 am (#1523 of 2984)

...when you see a license plate that says NOX 996 and point it out to your friends, who give you kind of a "nod and smile" reaction.


Liz Mann - Jun 22, 2005 8:44 am (#1524 of 2984)

...when you wonder if that number plate belonged to anyone on the forum.


Thora - Jun 22, 2005 9:40 am (#1525 of 2984)

...when you have another HP dream. I was a female version of Harry and there was a female version of Dudley. Petunia and Vernon looked like the book characters and not the movie. We were all moving into a mansion that had been deeded to Lily, and there was a mirror that as I sat playing I could look up and see her as a child playing with me.

Thora


freshwater - Jun 22, 2005 11:52 am (#1526 of 2984)

.....when you are watching a video about geocaching (a sort of treasure hunt using a global positioning system receiver) and are delighted to learn that non-geocachers who may be in the area of a cache are known as "Muggles."

....when you are looking for local geocache sites on geocaching.com and are thrilled to find an HP related one on July 16: "A Very Harry Deal". They are placing 20 one-day-only caches in a centralized area, with HP related clues. Sounds like a fun event for my son and I!


fleur-de-lys - Jun 22, 2005 12:09 pm (#1527 of 2984)

Sounds like a very interesting event, Freshwater. Let us know how you make out.

...when you frantically search a book other than an HP book for a quote to put in your chat thread post. Now I really feel like a book junky. The hubby will be so displeased. Is there an organization for those with significant others who don't understand the whole book obsession?


pottermom34 - Jun 22, 2005 2:19 pm (#1528 of 2984)

when you wake yourself out of a dream about Harry talking to Hagrid and ask "how much does that creature eat anyway."

When you see an animal demonatrator with a ferret and you can't take you keep watching it to see if it will bounce.


Liz Mann - Jun 22, 2005 3:48 pm (#1529 of 2984)

...when you have a dream where you find out just how long Harry spends in Privet Drive in book six and why he leaves. But once again I can't remember anymore. I think it might have been a week.


fleur-de-lys - Jun 22, 2005 4:57 pm (#1530 of 2984)

Pottermom, that's a scene I can't wait to see in the movie. I hope they didn't edit it. Always makes me laugh!


Veritaserum - Jun 22, 2005 10:44 pm (#1531 of 2984)

...when watching Batman Begins, you totally recognize that the bad guy's poison is just a drug version of a boggart. And you jump when you hear that Mr. Fox's name is Lucius. And you get excited that Gary Oldman is in it, even though he is the type of actor that disappears into the role and you wouldn't have been able to tell it was him if you didn't know that.

...when you tell your mom some main points about the movie, namely the aforementioned drug and she says, "didn't they rip that off Harry Potter?"


applepie - Jun 23, 2005 7:46 am (#1532 of 2984)

When you play Chamber of Chat on TLC website and are highly upset that you are sorted into Slytherin, and you wish that you had said "Not Slytherin, anything but Slytherin" while the sorting hat was working is magic. Can't I try again? Rats!


Mediwitch - Jun 23, 2005 1:54 pm (#1533 of 2984)

...when you are reviewing a child's IEP (individualized education plan) and see an objective for the child to identify 8 snapes (should have been shapes), and think, "goodness, one is bad enough!"


Liz Mann - Jun 23, 2005 5:14 pm (#1534 of 2984)

...when your internet is down for a while and you get withdrawal symptoms from the forum. Especially when you think of something you really want to say.

...when your Internet comes back on at about half twelve in the morning just as you were going to go to bed, and you just HAVE to come on here. It is now 1.13 and I'm still not done.


lemonbalm&bees - Jun 23, 2005 7:50 pm (#1535 of 2984)

... when you see a display wedding cake in the grocery store and think... "haven't heard from Barbie in a while..."


Herm oh ninny - Jun 24, 2005 7:16 am (#1536 of 2984)

.....when you have changed the font on your computer so that all the windows now display the HP true type font! ..... when you go to watch movies that you don't even want to really see just so that you can see the GOF preview on the big screen! .... when every time you go to a book store you have to go find the HP section and then just stand there for a while, sighing with content!


Denise P. - Jun 24, 2005 7:22 am (#1537 of 2984)

When you check your countdown on the computer and read "Hufflepuffs are easily offended and hate being insulted." Your first thought is "What? I never heard that about Hufflepuffs! Where did that come from?" so you read it again and realize is says Hippogriffs not Hufflepuffs. Never mind


applepie - Jun 24, 2005 8:12 am (#1538 of 2984)

When you visit the local Toys R Us store (yesterday) and realize that their countdown poster is two days off, and you have the burning desire to rip the 24, and 23 off and politely hand them to the cashier nearest you explaining that the display was wrong (because you aren't confrontational) but see your husband staring at you like you've stepped off of a UFO while nodding in disbelief that this could actually upset you...

Think I'll post this on the FSODUHP thread as well...


Liz Mann - Jun 24, 2005 3:07 pm (#1539 of 2984)

Denise - I have that countdown too!


Acceber - Jun 24, 2005 6:00 pm (#1540 of 2984)

...when the clue James ________ is in the jumble, and your first thought is James Potter. The answer was James Monroe, a former United States President.

...when you're pleasantly surpised when the Surfing the Net With Kids column topic is Harry Potter. The sites were Mugglenet (5/5 stars), The Leaky Cauldron (5/5), jkrowling.co.uk (5/5), Scholastic's Fansite (4/5), and HP Fanfiction (5/5).

...when you're glad that the topic is Harry Potter, but you're annoyed that the Lexicon and/or Forum weren't on there.

...when you know you've seen a lot of things that made you think of Harry in crossword puzzles, but you can't remember them now.

...when you plan on making a YKYAHPLFW list for your weeks at camp again this year and you hope it's longer than last year's.

...when you know it probably will be because of HBP coming out.

...when that makes you extremely excited.


Hermy - Jun 25, 2005 10:55 am (#1541 of 2984)

Thank you Lexicon

I just wanted to thank everyone that is a part of this forum and the website. I love the Lexicon for all the information, the essays and especially for this forum. I am usually just a reader of posts but with 20 days to go I felt that I just had to thank everyone. I can't imagine waiting for this book to come out without knowing that everyone else is waiting with me. When things at work go crazy, I know I can get on this forum and instantly get in a good mood.

I wasn't sure where to put this so feel free to delete it, move it or whatever you think is best.

Thanks, Hermy


Liz Mann - Jun 25, 2005 2:09 pm (#1542 of 2984)

Nice to have you here, Hermy.

I had another dream involving HP last night, I'm sure of it... if only I could remember... Darn!


Marie E. - Jun 25, 2005 11:13 pm (#1543 of 2984)

...when you have a dream about the Pennsylvania gathering.

...when you have the urge to correct the countdown at Walmart which is also off by two days. Honestly!


azi - Jun 26, 2005 5:14 am (#1544 of 2984)

...When you are watching Cbeebies (little kids channel in the UK) and you see a guy with bright red hair and black framed glasses flying on a wooden spoon and you think,'they've done a cross of Ron and Harry!'


Liz Mann - Jun 26, 2005 9:42 am (#1545 of 2984)

...when someone on the forum remembers your birthday without even being reminded.


Denise P. - Jun 26, 2005 9:52 am (#1546 of 2984)

Liz, when was your birthday? Must have been recent....

Uhm....YKYAHPFW......someone asks if you will send your copy of HBP to your spouse and you think there is no way he is getting hold of my copy, he will ruin it! I will have to buy him his own copy.


Ludicrous Patents Office - Jun 26, 2005 2:49 pm (#1547 of 2984)

I'm with you Denise, no sharing copies.

When you check books from the public library, yesterday, and their due date July 16. I'm going to busy that day. LPO


Liz Mann - Jun 26, 2005 3:20 pm (#1548 of 2984)

It was yesterday, Denise.

I'm supposed to be lending my copy to my best friend, but not until I've read it myself and I had better get it back quickly! The good thing is she's a fast reader. The bad thing is she bends books all out of shape. But she's promised not to.


freshwater - Jun 26, 2005 4:31 pm (#1549 of 2984)

....when you read in a news article about sales of HBP being banned until midnight July 16, although the books stores will receive the books 1 to 2 days ahead of time **devious mind begins to work**....and immediately you think, "Maybe I should take a job in a bookstore and "help" them with their security for HBP. Heh heh heh..." **fiendishly rubs hands together and pictures self in a dark corner of the storeroom avidly reading a large book**


Ludicrous Patents Office - Jun 26, 2005 7:53 pm (#1550 of 2984)

I hope they don't send you to Azkaban freshwater. Great plan! LPO

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Veritaserum - Jun 26, 2005 8:06 pm (#1551 of 2984)

...when your friend meets a girl with the last name Potter, who has a brother named James! How cool is that?


Snuffles - Jun 27, 2005 8:18 am (#1552 of 2984)

The waiter at the hotel you stayed at was called Felix, and you just couldn't resist asking his surname in case it turned out to be Felicis. It wasn't!!!


Liz Mann - Jun 27, 2005 9:33 am (#1553 of 2984)

Veritaserum - I met a James Potter once at college! It is cool when you hear their name isn't it?


librarian314 - Jun 27, 2005 10:41 am (#1554 of 2984)

Hey all!

When you finally have an HP dream!

In preparation for another Yule Ball type event, I was teaching Ron how to waltz and he kept trying to do the box step. It was frustrating. I kept going 1,2,3 and he would go 1,2,3,4. I would tell him, "Stop you're doing the box step, I don't know how to do that!"

Pretty silly, I know!

*michelle the librarian**


Ludicrous Patents Office - Jun 27, 2005 11:51 am (#1555 of 2984)

I couldn't help myself. Today at the grocery store I ripped off the Days Until Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince tag so it would read correctly. It was on day 20! Bad enough that we have 18 days to go. LPO


librarian314 - Jun 27, 2005 12:00 pm (#1556 of 2984)

Hey all!

When I was listening to Talk of the Nation, where Winton Marsalis and Harry Konick, Jr. were being interviewed, and making goat jokes, and I think of Aberforth at the Hogs Head.

*michelle the librarian**


pottermom34 - Jun 27, 2005 2:16 pm (#1557 of 2984)

When you see a news reporter whos name is Mark Potter and you wonder if it's any relation to Harry.


applepie - Jun 27, 2005 2:39 pm (#1558 of 2984)

When you respond to an e-mail about a person named Perry and almost type Percy because you are thinking of the last thread you read about the Weasley's.


Penny Lane. - Jun 27, 2005 2:47 pm (#1559 of 2984)

HEHEHE I thought that too Pottermom!

When you have a dream about knitting blanket for Hagrid and you can't stop knitting because you are being imperioed, but you really aren't because you know you are being imperioed, and Hagrid won't listen to you when you try to explain.

Yeah, I have weird dreams.


Ladybug220 - Jun 27, 2005 2:51 pm (#1560 of 2984)
Edited by Jun 27, 2005 2:51 pm

when you have the urge to correct the countdown at Walmart which is also off by two days. Honestly! Marie E. and several others

When you do correct the countdown at Kroger's because it is off by 7 days! I had to take matters into my own hands....


Finn BV - Jun 27, 2005 3:20 pm (#1561 of 2984)

… when there is a kid at your camp who you swear is a stunt double for Matthew Lewis (Neville in the movies) – I swear he looks just like him – and his real name is Ran, but pronounced Ron!!


Elfcat - Jun 27, 2005 3:49 pm (#1562 of 2984)

...when you are astounded at the number of redheads and people named Ron that you met/saw at Teen Conference last week

...When you are highly suspicious of people you meet with names like "Brad" "Jim" "Denise" "Marie" "Carina" and so on. (I even met a Marie whose middle name was Eve...*Glances suspiciously at Marie E.*)

...when you got bored at lunch in a cafeteria and made up an analogy between eating in cafeterias and talking on the Forum. It was strange and complicated.

...When every time you hear a new cheer, you immediately try to modify it to fit the team name "Maniacs"


Ludicrous Patents Office - Jun 27, 2005 4:10 pm (#1563 of 2984)

Yea Ladybug. A new mission for us: to correct the countdowns. LPO


Thora - Jun 27, 2005 7:16 pm (#1564 of 2984)

...when your are very disturbed by the bad placement, and lack of a count down at all, of the sign at your walmart.

...when the price and the tempting offer of a special pin for buying HBP from Sam's club makes you franticly debate switching stores. Barnes and Noble is still winning, I can wear my gown there at midnight.

...when on your latest read through of CoS you note that DD has AUBURN hair. Woooohooo go red-heads! We rule! Wink

Thora


Marie E. - Jun 27, 2005 7:38 pm (#1565 of 2984)

Lol, Elfcat. Unfortunately, the E. stands for my last name, and not my middle name.


Mrs Brisbee - Jun 27, 2005 7:48 pm (#1566 of 2984)

When you have another Harry Potter dream. In this one Umbridge decides that the best power play is to control "the weapon" and she kidnaps Harry, and ends up also kidnapping Hermione, Ron, Neville, Ginny --and for some reason Ernie Macmillan. Umbridge locks them all down in courtroom 10 because she is certain no one would ever look there, and they are just plotting their escape when I woke up.


Elanor - Jun 28, 2005 3:29 am (#1567 of 2984)

...when seeing it is Dobby's birthday makes you stupidly happy and think it is a great way to start the day!

...when typing that makes you wonder if he received some new socks...


Herm oh ninny - Jun 28, 2005 8:10 am (#1568 of 2984)

....when you get the greatest urge to punch people in the nose when they sneer at the Harry Potter book in your hand and ask "Aren't you a little old to be reading that? I thought Harry Potter was for little kids!" Honestly!!

.......when people stare at you like you are from Mars because you are re-reading Harry for the 8th time! (Illiterate slugs!!)


freshwater - Jun 28, 2005 8:46 am (#1569 of 2984)

....when you visit your local Border's bookstore and are ridiculously pleased that "Reading is Magic" is the theme for promoting new releases of all kinds, knowing that it is just a cover for promoting the ultimate new release this summer...because the same logo is on the promotional posters for HBP!

....when you are delighted that Border's also has a supply of HP candies of all sorts. I couldn't resist stocking up for July 15th.


wolfgrl - Jun 28, 2005 11:06 am (#1570 of 2984)

...when you wish you could make your friends move there wedding by one week either direction. They are getting married on July 16th.

...when you also have a wolf funeral to go to that day and you wonder if it is really bad to drive and read at the same time. (Don't worry it was not Sirius that died it was an old wolf named Aleska, but you would think after naming a pup Sirius that they would take the release date of HBP in to consideration when setting the date for the Aleska's funeral.)


Amilia Smith - Jun 28, 2005 11:58 am (#1571 of 2984)

you wonder if it is really bad to drive and read at the same time.

Well, the Jim Dale version is released on the 16th as well . . .

Mills.


Mediwitch - Jun 28, 2005 6:07 pm (#1572 of 2984)

...when you are working with a young girl with autism and she is drawing a picture and saying "bus, fast"; it wasn't until she drew a little head hanging by the driver did I realize that she was drawing the Knight Bus, complete with Shrunken Head, from the PoA movie! It made ME smile!


Herm oh ninny - Jun 28, 2005 6:25 pm (#1573 of 2984)

.....when you are watching "Clash of the Titans" on the classic movie channel and you suddenly realize that Maggie Smith plays the character of Thetis, so you get up and dance around the house telling anyone who will listen that "McGonagall is in Clash of the Titans!!"


Elfcat - Jun 28, 2005 7:54 pm (#1574 of 2984)

LOL Herm Oh Ninny, I have been known to do that when I see HP and LOTR actors in other stuff, too.

...when your floor's chaperone at Teen Conference reminded you a lot of Prof. Sprout over at St. M's. She's supposed to keep us under control, but that sugar she hands out just makes us wilder (gotta love those gummi bears)


pottermom34 - Jun 28, 2005 8:39 pm (#1575 of 2984)

when doing a survey and a question asks what 3 web sites do you visit most, you answer the lex and muggle.net as the first 2.

When you are joking about something and someone askes if you're serious and you say no, I'm not Sirius I'm Michelle.


Liz Mann - Jun 29, 2005 5:28 am (#1576 of 2984)

...when you think Mrs Brisbee's dream could be a fan fic.


Ludicrous Patents Office - Jun 29, 2005 8:53 am (#1577 of 2984)

When you think it is cool that there are only 16 days to go til the 16th. LPO


Liz Mann - Jun 29, 2005 9:35 am (#1578 of 2984)

Actually, it's 16 days, 6 hours, 24 minutes (BST) so technically it's 17 days. Sorry to be a spoil sport, but I'm very particular.

...when you know this.


Ludicrous Patents Office - Jun 29, 2005 9:43 am (#1579 of 2984)

LOL Liz. It doesn't spoil it for me. I still think only 16 days!!! Of course you will probably be done by the time I get my book. LPO


Veritaserum - Jun 29, 2005 9:58 am (#1580 of 2984)

...when sometime in that netherworld between sleeping and waking some character tells you that one of Mundungus Fletcher's parents is a Muggle (I can't remember which), and you think that maybe he's the HBP!

...when your siblings are watching the Berenstein Bears, and their cousins are named Percy and Penelope!


Herm oh ninny - Jun 29, 2005 12:03 pm (#1581 of 2984)

......when you check the lexicon about 10 times in a day to see if anyone has spotted anything new on Jo's site that you may have missed!

.....when you warn everyone at the theater that you work at that you have first dibs on any and all GOF paraphanelia that comes in!!

....when you yell at one of the box office girls for putting thumb tacks in the GOF teaser poster!

Yup, the people at my theater think I'm a nut!!


Liz Mann - Jun 29, 2005 12:08 pm (#1582 of 2984)

...when you too keep coming back to the forum again and again to check for updates (sometimes a few minutes apart).


Mare - Jun 29, 2005 1:31 pm (#1583 of 2984)

...when you too keep coming back to the forum again and again to check for updates (sometimes a few minutes apart).

I accidently hit the mark as read button a few days ago and now that I don't have a backlog of several 1000 posts anymore I do that too...

Don't worry Liz, how many days, hours and minutes till the HBP?


haymoni - Jun 29, 2005 5:08 pm (#1584 of 2984)

...when you indulge Daughter while listening to the POA CD by wailing like Aunt Marge at the end of her waltz.

...when you are proud of the fact that your 4 year old can "Name That Tune" with most of the songs on the CD. "Here's the Whomping Willow!!"


Finn BV - Jun 29, 2005 6:26 pm (#1585 of 2984)

… when you decide to go to eatsshootsandleaves.com, because it's the current discussion in the Recommended Reading, and you click on the "About Lynne" link, and you get this picture (http://www.eatsshootsandleaves.com/lynne.html). Just the other movie, besides "Two Weeks Notice" which she notoriously corrects, had to be HP!


azi - Jun 30, 2005 10:16 am (#1586 of 2984)

...you look at all your past school books and find a lot of HP...everything!

I found my old English book reviews book from year 8 of school (this means I was 11/12 at the time). Thought I'd copy out what it said because it's the beginning of my HP fan devotion!

'27/12/99 Harry Potter and the (I first spelt it - philosiphers, philosofers and philosophofers) Philosophers Stone

Brilliant book. I’ve never read anything as good as this!

6/01/00 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Brill!

11/01/00 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Still as good as all the others! It’s a shame that there aren’t any other Harry Potter books to read.

Forgotten dates (still year Cool - PS (9 times!) - Brilliant book, once I start reading it I can’t stop. COS (9 times too!) Cool book. I’m begging my mum to get me POA now. POA - Just as good as all the other books. I can’t wait until the next book comes out. GOF - This book is really cool. It is 626 pages long and took me 8 hours to read!'

I also have school books with pictures of the cartoon HP on, descriptions in German of Dumbledore and McGonagall, a picture one of my friends drew of Harry which we *ahem* defaced. Very proud of myself. Smile


Cassiopeia - Jun 30, 2005 11:41 am (#1587 of 2984)

...when you meet someone named Millicent and have to hold in a snigger...


Veritaserum - Jun 30, 2005 4:44 pm (#1588 of 2984)

...when you're at a party, and there's a random car parked among all the trees, and you and your friend both start jumping up and down with glee at the exact same time.


Finn BV - Jun 30, 2005 7:49 pm (#1589 of 2984)

… when you feel slightly embarassed that you keep pulling Draco Malfoys! (Oh, no! ) Your piano teacher for the summer has much different views on the same piece that you played with your permanent piano teacher. Since your dad is also a composer and completely knowledgable in music, you keep asking him things, and you keep saying to your teacher, "Well, my dad says…" this or "my dad says" that, and you have to stop by throwing in other random people who you claim said it (but really didn't, you just couldn't keep using your dad).


Ludicrous Patents Office - Jun 30, 2005 8:30 pm (#1590 of 2984)

This one is from my husband. He a Systems Administrator in charge of computers. He named his bosses new computer Voldemort. He is naming some new office computers Crabbe and Skrewt. His laptop is Norbert. LPO


freshwater - Jun 30, 2005 11:52 pm (#1591 of 2984)

.....when you buy 3 styrofoam duck decoys to race in your town's annual Duck Derby and plan on painting one gold, one red and one black, and naming them "Snitch, Quaffle and Bludger". Wish us luck on Monday, July 4th! I'll post pictures later in the week if I can. ;-D

LPO: I love the idea of your husband naming the computers at work with HP names....he must have a great sense of humor! LOL!


azi - Jul 1, 2005 2:17 am (#1592 of 2984)

Ooo, computers with HP names - I like it! My computer is called Shamrock, after Shamrock le Leprechaun (an inch high metal leprechaun I once had).

Good luck in the Duck Derby freshwater!

...when you consider buying another HP book at midnight just because the illustrator of the UK kids edition is signing them at a local bookshop. Very tempting! Smile

...when you look at your HP books next to your computer expecting to see the HBP and only when you see the phoenix of OoP do you realise it hasn't been released yet.


Liz Mann - Jul 1, 2005 4:42 am (#1593 of 2984)

...when you are slightly jealous of those fans who are getting excited because you still don't feel like there's a book coming out at all, even though you've got the countdown on your desktop, a piece of paper on your door on which you cross off the days, you've seen all the new pictures of the book being shipped and you're up-to-date on everything we know about the book. But then again, when December rolls around I never feel like it's Christmas coming, either, even when I see the decorations. And I've just had a birthday and it didn't feel like one at all. Gosh I hate growing up!


Potterhead - Jul 1, 2005 5:58 am (#1594 of 2984)

When you and your husband bought your very first house yesterday, you're having your very first baby in early December, and you still count the new HP book coming out as one of the things you are most looking forward to this year!!!


Herm oh ninny - Jul 1, 2005 7:25 am (#1595 of 2984)

.....when you are writing letters to your cousin/best friend who is vacationing in Greece and at the bottom of every letter you write down the count down time to HBP!

.....when you think that the above is extremely funny, especially considering the fact that said cousin is not a HP fan and couldn't care less about when HBP comes out!


Veritaserum - Jul 1, 2005 7:52 am (#1596 of 2984)

Congratulations, Potterhead! Butterbeer on me!


Liz Mann - Jul 1, 2005 9:21 am (#1597 of 2984)

...when after posting your last message to this thread you suddenly get a reasonable amount of excitement about the book and end up listening to all your favourite HP soundtrack tracks.


Finn BV - Jul 1, 2005 10:19 am (#1598 of 2984)

… when suddenly July 16 rings a bell in your head for some reason other than HBP! Last year, July 16, 2004, my composition for wind ensemble had its world premiere! (Isn't it scary I remember the date without looking at my calendar?)


Ludicrous Patents Office - Jul 1, 2005 10:56 am (#1599 of 2984)

Happy Birthday Liz. Never fully grow up. Look at all of us on this Forum. I'm 38 and I danced with excitement when I learned the publication of HBP.

Wow fbv807 I think that is a very good date to remember! LPO


Mrs Brisbee - Jul 2, 2005 9:01 am (#1600 of 2984)

...when you have gathered up all the Harry potter books and audio books you have left strewn about the house, and while putting them back on the library shelf you realize with pleasure that you'll have to rearrange things to make room for the Half-Blood Prince.

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LooneyLuna - Jul 2, 2005 6:24 pm (#1601 of 2984)

When you start dreaming you attended a HP convention and had dinner with Dan Radcliffe.

I have Potter on the brain. Smile


Veritaserum - Jul 2, 2005 9:55 pm (#1602 of 2984)

...when you think the headshot of the actor playing Othello looks like Kingsley Shacklebolt.


Madame Pomfrey - Jul 3, 2005 7:57 am (#1603 of 2984)

when your at your family reunion and you sneak off to the computer so you can pop in and see what's going on and say Hi!


Finn BV - Jul 3, 2005 11:54 am (#1604 of 2984)

… when you keep seeing strange HP references everywhere and think you're hallucinating! First I did a logic problem where somebody's name was Potter. Then I turned the page and it was about pottery and one of the categories was "potter"! Then I go to the library computer's home page, which is Scholastic, and the main thing – "preorder HBP!" Gosh darn it, there were more, and I forgot them all now.


Elanor - Jul 3, 2005 12:19 pm (#1605 of 2984)

...when someone asks you when your brother's wedding is and you think at once "the Saturday before the HBP release"!


Miriam Huber - Jul 3, 2005 1:07 pm (#1606 of 2984)

... When you draw a plan to finish the third part or your doctoral thesis, and it absolutely has to be done -- guess when ?! And, what is even better, now I am working like a house-elf to make it ... and off again to edit a chapter!


Potterhead - Jul 4, 2005 7:43 am (#1607 of 2984)

Thanks, Veritaserum, it's been a long but good few days of cleaning, gardening and my husband painting. Great way to pass the time waiting for the new book!


Astragynia Winifred Posy Miranda Yseult Cawdor - Jul 4, 2005 9:14 pm (#1608 of 2984)

When you go to see fireworks on Canada Day, but whenever there's a sparkly green one you start half-expecting it to fall into the shape of a skull and serpent... imagine the terror... knowing what you're about to find inside...


Thora - Jul 5, 2005 7:19 am (#1609 of 2984)

When watching fireworks makes you think of the twins and their excellent fireworks.

When your one year old claps, squeals, and giggles when Hedwigs theme is played. I'm so proud.

Thora


Liz Mann - Jul 5, 2005 8:58 am (#1610 of 2984)

...when your day so far has been taken up by daydreaming about Harry Potter, reading excepts from Fantastic Beasts, watching bits of the movies and wondering whether to play the PoA computer game.

...when you're thinking about planning what to wear to pick up the book (and considering your cloak).


Herm oh ninny - Jul 5, 2005 1:12 pm (#1611 of 2984)

....when you make bets with friends/co-workers and instead of money, they have to read Sorcerer's Stone when you win!! I have converted 3 people to Potter-mania!!


Elfcat - Jul 5, 2005 4:14 pm (#1612 of 2984)

...When you misread LooneyLuna's post and spent several seconds extremely jealous that she had met Daniel Radcliffe...then you looked back and saw the word "dreaming"

...When you've been collecting weird sentences for the forumer who's collecting them(I believe it was Ponine?). The ones I still remember are "It's a low-rider Pyramid." and...shoot, I know there were two, now I can't think of the other.


Liz Mann - Jul 5, 2005 5:37 pm (#1613 of 2984)

...when you like Herm oh ninny's technique and plan to use it next opportunity.


Veritaserum - Jul 5, 2005 9:56 pm (#1614 of 2984)

YES! Only ten more days!

...when all the fireworks going on around you reminds you of the night Voldemort was defeated and The Boy Lived.

...when at a park with a bunch of people, you go around telling everyone you see "11 days!" and are very excited when many of them are just as excited about July 16 as you are.

...when at same said park, you and your friend find sticks that are the perfect size and shape as wands and walk around with them in your back pockets.

...when you store aforementioned wand behind your ear for "safekeeping" and get a weird look.

...when you invite everyone you know to come to Barnes and Noble on the night of the 15th, and a lot of people are going to come!

...when your friend who's never even read any of the books is coming to the BN party with you anyway

...when you and your (HP fan) friend want to go to Barnes and Noble in your cloaks at 8:00 AM instead of PM, and talk about just sitting around in the store all day waiting for Harry. (not a bad way to spend a day, i think)

...when you light the end of your aforementioned stick/wand on fire just so you can say "lumos"

...when you get a sparkler that looks just like a lit wand with sparks!

...when you and your friends have a long and very satisfying discussion about Harry while at Sonic.

phew! and all this happenened (except for the fireworks) just tonight!


Herm-own-ninny Weezly - Jul 6, 2005 9:47 am (#1615 of 2984)

...when you book a hotel room in Chicago for the Spellbound event and then find out later that Illinois law requires you to be 21 to check into a hotel room... and then still plan on going to the party even though you might not actually have a place to sleep when it's over.


dobbyiscool - Jul 6, 2005 10:26 am (#1616 of 2984)

When you're out looking for a solo to play at your family reunion and get sidetracked by both a John Williams collection and the other HP music around.

When your mad because your mother told you to keep looking, and wouldn't let you play any HP tunes.


Ludicrous Patents Office - Jul 6, 2005 12:24 pm (#1617 of 2984)

When you see a student at the store yesterday and he happily tells you only 11 more days!

When you resist the urge to tell him 10 days 9 hours and 15 minutes... LPO


Elanor - Jul 6, 2005 12:33 pm (#1618 of 2984)

...when you're worried that the HBP copy you ordered won't arrive on the 16th and you call a bookstore in another town, bigger than yours, to ask them if they will have it on the 16th.

...when they say yes and you reserve another copy at once, which makes you feel incredibly happy for the rest of the afternoon.


Liz Mann - Jul 6, 2005 12:57 pm (#1619 of 2984)

So you'll have two copies of the book if all goes well, then.

...when you are writing out a thank you note to your grandmother and are amused to see that she lives in Dudley Road.


Finn BV - Jul 6, 2005 2:41 pm (#1620 of 2984)

LOL, Liz.

… when you know what you're going to give both Dumbledore and Dobby for Christmas because you find *eight pairs* of socks on your bed when you go to bed last night.


Veritaserum - Jul 6, 2005 9:20 pm (#1621 of 2984)

(I forgot this one last night)

...when a customer's change comes to $4.35, the first thing that pops into your head is the page count for book 3.


septentrion - Jul 7, 2005 1:52 am (#1622 of 2984)

...when like Elanor you have a back-up plan in case your copy of HBP wouldn't be in your mail box the 16th : I know the bookstore in town will have it !


Liz Mann - Jul 7, 2005 4:54 am (#1623 of 2984)

I think I had another dream about what was coming either the next book or the GoF film. But it wasn't really suitable for this forum.


pottermom34 - Jul 7, 2005 5:22 am (#1624 of 2984)

when you hear about the attacks in London and the first things you think about are any forumers that live over there and all the people and places over there involved in Harry Potter and wonder if all are ok.


Stephanie M. - Jul 7, 2005 1:15 pm (#1625 of 2984)
Edited Jul 7, 2005 2:25 pm

...When your explaining to your dad, who just came back form Arizona on a red eye, what happened in the movie Bewithched because he fell asleep, and started refering to the non magical people (like Daran) as muggles!

Edit: Pottermom that was my first thought too!


Finn BV - Jul 7, 2005 1:58 pm (#1626 of 2984)

LOL, Steph, I did that too! "Naughty muggle!"

… when you see Bewitched and you say, "That's not how you do magic! You have to say Latin words, not twitch your nose!"

Edit: Oh, yeah, almost forgot:
… when you first hear about the bombings in London on the forum, and when your Dad asks you, "Really? Where did you hear?" you say "On the forum, where else?"


Stephanie M. - Jul 7, 2005 5:28 pm (#1627 of 2984)

... When you have a dream that Your house keeper frantically comes into your room to tell you that socks are very valuable, and if you put all of your socks on the floor before you go to sleep at night Dobby, the sock fairy, will leave you a certain amount of Sickels depending on how nice your socks are.

Edit: I had that dream last night.


Elfcat - Jul 7, 2005 6:18 pm (#1628 of 2984)

...when the newest member of your 4-H club is named Alicia and you are ashamed that it took you nearly two weeks to figure out why you kept thinking of quidditch when you heard her name


azi - Jul 8, 2005 4:44 am (#1629 of 2984)

...when you are so busy looking forward to HBP you forget your mother's birthday is on the Thursday afterwards. She isn't happy with me...


Mediwitch - Jul 8, 2005 9:16 am (#1630 of 2984)

...when you are baking a zillion cupcakes for a party and wish you knew how to put a spell on them like the one on the prophesies, to keep your family from sneaking some!


Liz Mann - Jul 8, 2005 11:45 am (#1631 of 2984)

...when the back cover of the US edition of HBP sends you into the first burst of irrational excitement you've had over the book, and you start playing Mischief Managed from the PoA soundtrack and dancing around your room to it.

...when you are not embarassed to say this.


Elanor - Jul 8, 2005 12:06 pm (#1632 of 2984)

...when your mother has lost a key and you think Mr Weasley would have a lot to say about that...

...when you're preparing your brother's wedding and you wonder about wizards' traditions for weddings and think that maybe you'll find out in the HBP, if Bill and Fleur get married in it!


Liz Mann - Jul 9, 2005 6:25 am (#1633 of 2984)

...when you woke up this morning extremely excited and had to remind yourself that it's not Harry Potter day.


LooneyLuna - Jul 9, 2005 11:30 am (#1634 of 2984)

I second you, Liz. I woke up this morning and thought today was the day! Imagine my disappointment. Sad


I Am Used Vlad - Jul 9, 2005 7:22 pm (#1635 of 2984)

...when you're about to start reading a book you've been looking forward to for two years, but get really annoyed and consider not reading it when you find out that it is dedicated to Harold Bloom.


Denise P. - Jul 10, 2005 1:49 pm (#1636 of 2984)
Edited Jul 10, 2005 5:09 pm

When you read on TLC that an Australian radio station plans to read HBP aloud as soon as it is released.

I looked at their website, they have a web cast!! This means I can listen to the book being read 7 hours before I can get hold of it since it looks like it will be released at 9 am in Australia (which is 5 pm here..I think). Yay!!

Edit: Darn, looks like it will not be webcast after all...


freshwater - Jul 11, 2005 2:22 am (#1637 of 2984)

.....when you are delighted beyond all reason that your new HP t-shirts have arrived in the mail....the ones with "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good." on the front and "Mischief managed." on the back. **satisfied humming**


Elanor - Jul 11, 2005 8:48 am (#1638 of 2984)

...when you buy a new keyboard for your computer because the old one was starting to be temperamental and you know you will need one on which you will want to type fast soon - very, very soon now...


Liz Mann - Jul 11, 2005 12:15 pm (#1639 of 2984)

...when you go to Mugglenet and see that they have an review from someone who saw an advance screening of the GoF movie, see that it says spoilers, but start to read it thinking that it means spoilers like, such and such scene was included, and Voldemort is so scary, they've done such and such with his hair, and stuff like that.

...when you very quickly turn back from reading said review with part panic, part disappointment and part disgust when you realise they are actually describing the major scenes of the film (and giving away BIG things).

...when you can't understand why anyone would want to be spoiled in such a way or how people could be so cruel as to present the opportunity since they probably know that a lot of fans don't want spoilers but can't help reading them when they're handed to them (says a poll on one of the news sites).

...when you have also now resolved to try and stay mostly away from the GoF movie thread for the same reason.

...when you can't get a particular piece of information you read out of your head, and think you're going to go mad because you can't complain about said thing on the thread (when I say complain, I mean about the movie makers ).


septentrion - Jul 11, 2005 12:35 pm (#1640 of 2984)

...when you planned to listen to that Australian radio through the web too and are also disappointed to learn they won't real HBP aloud on the net...

...when one of your coworker thinks she has too many books for her new flat and naturally thinks to give you those about Jo Rowling to make room.

...when another one of your coworker aks you every morning "how many days" and there's no need to precise "until HBP".

...when you can answer said question without thinking.


Snuffles - Jul 11, 2005 12:43 pm (#1641 of 2984)

...When you have a dream that Amazon delivers 2 copies of HBP to your door on Saturday. one is for you ,the other copy just says 'Squid Mike'. You try and explain that you know there is a Squid Mike on the Lex, but don't know how to get the book to him and he will be really really mad if he doesn't get his book!

I really shouldn't read the forum just before I go to sleep!


Veritaserum - Jul 11, 2005 7:00 pm (#1642 of 2984)

There was a movie review that used the word Muggles, and they weren't talking about Harry Potter! That quite excited me.

...when you see a commercial on ESPN that's playing music that sounds suspiciously like something from Harry Potter, and you know it's at least John Williams, and you look over at the TV just in time to see a guy turn into a dog! And you think that rocks!


Finn BV - Jul 11, 2005 7:12 pm (#1643 of 2984)

… when you play the theme from Star Wars in Orchestra and think of the Lexicon because:
well, A, he's John Williams, I think you can make the connection
and B, the subject of the chat thread a month ago was seriously all Star Wars-centered.


Amilia Smith - Jul 11, 2005 10:22 pm (#1644 of 2984)

. . . when it is 7:30 at night, and you haven't eaten anything since breakfast this morning (7am), but you are still in the library reading the forum.

Mills.


The giant squid - Jul 12, 2005 12:13 am (#1645 of 2984)

Snuffles, just send it care of: The Lake, Hogwarts Castle, Scotland.


Snuffles - Jul 12, 2005 2:39 am (#1646 of 2984)

Ok Mike, consider it done! If you don't receive it, check with the Gryndlylows (sp!)


Ma Ciel - Jul 12, 2005 8:36 am (#1647 of 2984)

...when you shove the book to everyone you want to share a good thing with; when you read the books more times that you can count; when thoughts about a quote in the book makes you smile like an idiot in the train to and from work; when you try the web even when it scares you just to try and share your ideas and ellations about the HPB series to all of those you knew would understand you perfectly--even when they're perfect strangers. I'm sorry about the Lexicon fan part because as I've said, I'm new here in the web. How about the fact that following the instructions on how to register and then be moved from member to participant almost made me weep, but I kept on anyway? This is my very first post. It's 12:25 AM here in the Philippines and I'm hoping to send more in the future-- especially after we've all read HBP on Saturday evening. I really should be working on my manuscript right now. Smile Ma Ciel


Liz Mann - Jul 12, 2005 11:00 am (#1648 of 2984)

I found out that the bookshop I'm going to get HBP at is letting people in at midnight, but until then you have to queue outside, and they're going to be doing entertainment for the crowds from nine o' clock, and are expecting around 200 people.

...when you plan to get there for nine o' clock so that you can hopefully be a fair way up the queue, even though it means you have to stand there for three hours enduring entertainers probably catering for kids.


Thora - Jul 12, 2005 11:28 am (#1649 of 2984)

When you want to give a warm welcome to Ma Ciel, welcome to your new home on the web.

When you are giving a man an invitation to your release party for his daughters, and he mentions that he's not sure if they are over HP yet (they got over the Barney phase very quickly apparently), and you spend the next few hours in shock that someone would concider it a phase, the hour after that angry that Muggles just don't get it, and the last few hours giggling to yourself at the way Muggles just don't believe magic when it's right in front of them.... sigh. Does St. Mungos take people that go through grief processes over anti-Potter coments?


Elanor - Jul 12, 2005 11:55 am (#1650 of 2984)

Welcome Ma ciel! you've found the best place ever for discussing HP!

...when you understand perfectly how Thora feels! Those muggles, honestly!

...when, last night, you were hearing the barn owl that lives in the medieval tower next to your house screeching more angrily than ever and you had fun wondering what news she must carry to be in that state...

...when you laughed all alone imagining she must be carrying a HBP copy and has to hurry so to deliver it on the 16th. Er... May I join you at St Mungo Thora?

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Denise P. - Jul 12, 2005 1:53 pm (#1651 of 2984)

When you take a HP quiz on AOL's welcome page and get 8 out of 8 correct even though you are sure one of the questions is incorrect.

One of the questions was: What is Dumbledore's favorite candy?

1. Chocolate Frogs
2. Jelly Slugs
3. Ice Mice

Now, I did answer Chocolate Frogs and it was scored as correct but I don't think we were ever told his favorite candy is Chocolate Frogs. I would have chosen Sherbet Lemons over Chocolate Frogs, had it been a choice. :::off to see if I can find anything canon on what the Giant Squid prefers, candywise:::: Ha! The Lexicon confirms the Sherbet Lemon Drop preference but not a word about Chocolate Frogs other than he is on a card!!


Liz Mann - Jul 12, 2005 2:08 pm (#1652 of 2984)

Honestly, you'd think they'd get their facts straight.


I Am Used Vlad - Jul 12, 2005 2:19 pm (#1653 of 2984)

I took that quiz, too. Muggles.


Hermionefan(#1) - Jul 12, 2005 6:51 pm (#1654 of 2984)

...when you read "the house itself" as "the house-elf".

This forum doesn't work on my computer so I haven't been able to be on lately. I had a ton of stuff for this thread but I've forgotten it all but that one.


Ludicrous Patents Office - Jul 12, 2005 7:34 pm (#1655 of 2984)

Welcome Ma Ciel. Have fun exploring the Lexicon and the Web.

When you have to go to a party on the night of the 16th. You and your friend will have read HP but the Husbands won't have had a chance. The two of you plot on how to hide alone to discuss the book. Who cares about the party!!

When you chuckle at Borders reminder email that HBP is coming out at midnight on the 16th. I can't believe some people need reminded! LPO


Madam Pince - Jul 12, 2005 7:45 pm (#1656 of 2984)

.....you see in the "News Highlights" when you log onto your computer that "HP Has Developed New High-Speed Photo Printer" and you think to yourself "Harry Potter has developed a photo printer???? Why??? What does this mean???"


Veritaserum - Jul 12, 2005 8:53 pm (#1657 of 2984)

...when you are really bummed out because you have to work until 10 pm on Friday night and at 8 am on Saturday

...when you are going to stay up into the wee hours of the morning reading anyway

...when your friend is having a party Saturday night, and you've already warned her that you'll be there, but sitting off somewhere reading

...when the work schedule further bums you out because now when you get to the party you'll be behind everyone in reading it


Hermionefan(#1) - Jul 12, 2005 9:25 pm (#1658 of 2984)

Hey I remember some now...

...when the countdown to HBP at Barnes and Nobles reads 41 days and you think, "Hey, it's 38 days!" (this happened a while ago).

...when you want to go and correct them, or write a polite letter, but your dad restrains you (darn).

... when you tell your friend you can't do anything over the weekend, because you'll be very busy.

... when you are going to hang out at the park and your friend tells you, "Please dont' talk about Harry Potter the whole time we're there!"


Herm oh ninny - Jul 13, 2005 7:29 am (#1659 of 2984)

.....when you read Madam Pince's post and find it soo funny that you make all your co-workers read it!

....when said co-workers look at you like you are an escaped lunatic from St. Mungo's mental ward!

....when you and your sisters got up extra early this past Sunday just to make sure that you would get 3 copies of the NY Times w/ the HP crossword puzzle in it!

....when you spent this past week anticipating the release of HBP but at the same time start to worry about who is going to die in it and you feel that you just can't handle another death!!


pottermom34 - Jul 13, 2005 8:18 am (#1660 of 2984)

When your husband tells your daughter if she isn't behaving she won't go to the Harry Potter parties and under your breath you say "I don't think so"


Liz Mann - Jul 13, 2005 12:21 pm (#1661 of 2984)

...when you watch the Harry Potter at the Castle programme, where they do the quiz to find the Cub reporter to interview J.K, and think that most of the questions are ridiculously easy, and that some of the kids and their parents got some easy ones wrong.


Finn BV - Jul 13, 2005 2:43 pm (#1662 of 2984)

LOL, Madam Pince! I always get confused with the two HPs all time time!

… when deciding the end-of-camp production in your Drama class, somebody suggests Harry Potter! Everybody seems to be in that craze, even at camp! However, you only have 20 minutes in which to perform, so you suggest a 10 minute, condensed, speed version of the six Harrys.

… when your teacher really likes this idea.

… when somebody says, "Oh, you" (not to you, but to somebody else) "could be Lupin!" and somebody else – who hasn't really read the books, just seen the movies – asks, "Who's Lupin?" somebody says the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher in Book 3 while you answer "the DADA" (I actually said DADA, not Defense Against the Dark Arts) "teacher in Book 3" and people give you funny looks.

… when you're not afraid to say that you use all the abbreviations in normal speech (most often JKR, OoP, DADA, and DD).


Astragynia Winifred Posy Miranda Yseult Cawdor - Jul 13, 2005 4:02 pm (#1663 of 2984)

...*Tries to imagine Lupin teaching early-20th-Century German Performance-Art* (Dada)

...When the above leads into a couple of minutes' thought about whether Lupin could possibly believe that life is absurd and pointless. (The conclusion is no, he wouldn't).


Veritaserum - Jul 13, 2005 5:40 pm (#1664 of 2984)

...when scanning the radio, you perk up when you hear "Harry Potter" and Dumbledore' voice saying "Welcome to another year at Hogwarts" (turns out they're having a free giveaway of the book)

...when another DD quote goes something like "We are privileged to host such a momentous event this year" and realize that must be a clip from the GOF movie!


Mediwitch - Jul 13, 2005 8:34 pm (#1665 of 2984)

...when you get a new cell phone that will download MP3 files, and can't wait to download "Lumos/Hedwig's Theme"!


Snuffles - Jul 14, 2005 11:56 am (#1666 of 2984)

...When you leave work for the weekend (I don't work Friday's) and your boss says to you that he hopes you have a good Harry Potter reading weekend! Have I really mentioned it that often?


freshwater - Jul 14, 2005 11:26 pm (#1667 of 2984)

....when you explain to someone at your swing dance club that you won't be at the monthly dance tomorrow night because you have to pick up your HP book at midnight.

....when you explain to this person that there are many adult HP fans, and are delighted to discover that she is a fan also, converted by her older brother!

....when you frequently sit up past midnight reading HP fanfiction.

.....when you can't believe that less than 24 hours from NOW you will be holding HBP in your hands, reading it aloud to your son. After the looonnnnggg wait it doesn't seem real that the release is actually upon us!**shivers of anticipation**


Liz Mann - Jul 15, 2005 3:40 am (#1668 of 2984)

...when you are getting really excited. 12 hours, 19 minutes!


Denise P. - Jul 15, 2005 8:11 am (#1669 of 2984)

when you are going over in your mind what you plan to wear when you go pick up your copy of HBP and realize you forgot your hair ribbon (no pink Alice band!!) Because of the heat and humidity (yep, even at midnight), I tend to wear my hair up in a ponytail. I need to go get some ribbon in my House colors to wear...not that I expect anyone there to know they are Ravenclaw colors but *I* will know. And for those curious, I am wearing my Hairy Otter shirt and Dobby socks (mismatched).


septentrion - Jul 15, 2005 8:13 am (#1670 of 2984)

...when you make sure your ironing is done today to be rid of it until next week

...when you check your mail box in case your HBP copy arrived early...fat chance !


Ludicrous Patents Office - Jul 15, 2005 9:09 am (#1671 of 2984)

When you wander around the Borders store looking for boxes of HBP. Alas, earwax. I just wanted to see a book... LPO


Liz Mann - Jul 15, 2005 1:06 pm (#1672 of 2984)

...when you keep checking the Harry Potter countdown on your desktop. 2 hours, 53 minutes!


Elanor - Jul 15, 2005 1:20 pm (#1673 of 2984)

...when you're holding your breath, counting the remaining hours, and you're checking that everything is ready for zero hour:
- dictionary... spellotaped (it badly needed it)!
- chocolate... bought!
- friends, family... all warned that you're reading and won't answer if they dare to call.
- plans for seeing the postman bringing your copy at once or buying it elsewhere if he doesn't come... finalized!

Phew! I am ready... I am prepared...


Denise P. - Jul 15, 2005 2:02 pm (#1674 of 2984)

When you are disappointed in not finding any bronze ribbon to represent Ravenclaw but decide brown will work just as well. I passed by a table in the store that was setting up for their big HP party as I was getting my ribbon.


Chemyst - Jul 15, 2005 2:34 pm (#1675 of 2984)

When, two days before the release date, (I'm slow at posting this,) you see an ad in the weekly grocery flyer with a picture of HBP book next to detergents and Washington state cherries and realize that you've seen that swirly green picture of DD and Harry so often that it is already beginning to look common place before the book is even available.


Madame Pomfrey - Jul 15, 2005 5:02 pm (#1676 of 2984)

..When you are so excited that your nephew,a fellow potty,came in out of state, and will make the midnight trip with you.

..when all day you have been doing the hourly countdown followed by cha--cha-cha words and dance! 5 more hours cha-cha-cha.5 more hours cha-cha-cha.5 more...


freshwater - Jul 16, 2005 5:07 pm (#1677 of 2984)

...when you drove for 3 hours and booked a hotel room so you could attend the Countdown to Midnight celebrations in Oak Park, IL, and that makes perfect sense to you.

....when, at that celebration (about 10 p.m.), you saw several boxes of HBP stacked near and counter, and couldn't resist placing your hands on the sealed boxes reverently....and you only feel slightly ridiculous that you did that.


Marie E. - Jul 16, 2005 8:42 pm (#1678 of 2984)

Heck, I took a picture of the boxes stacked behind the counter of Borders.


septentrion - Jul 17, 2005 12:00 am (#1679 of 2984)

...when you have what's called in French a "white night" (sleepless night) because : 1- you read HBP until you finish it around 3.00 am 2- you were overwhelmed by what you've read

...when your husband begs you to go to bed at 2.00 am because you have to get up early and you seriously consider to threaten him with divorce for interrupting your reading (I was less than a hundred pages before the end ! )

...when you can't have a proper breakfast two days in a row because of reasons aforementioned (my stomach would refuse anything but coffee this morning)

...when one of the 1st things you do in the morning is to check by mail if Elanor is awake so that you can call her and discuss HBP. She was actually in a state not so different from mine and it was nice to be able to speak with someone who can understand you.


Elanor - Jul 17, 2005 12:35 am (#1680 of 2984)

Indeed! It was so great to talk! **waving like mad**

...when this is the second nearly sleepless night you spend, the first one before and the second after reading the book!

...when, at 6 am, you can't stand it anymore to toss and and turn so you turn on the computer to come here!

...when it takes you one hour and a half before you realize you even didn't think of having breakfast.

...when it is now 9.30 am and you're still here...


Liz Mann - Jul 17, 2005 1:37 pm (#1681 of 2984)

...when your Mum calls you for dinner right after you've read a certain scene near the end of the book and you can't eat much because your stomach is unsettled.

...when you finish the book in your personal record time - two days. The last two books took me three days each.

...when you spend all day Saturday reading, and don't even realise how quickly time is going by.

...when at the end of the first day you realise it is midnight and can't believe it (but still have to read another chapter before bed).

...when all throughout the book you really, really miss the forum and can't wait to get back on it.

...when you go through almost the whole of the second day of reading without eating anything except a yoghart and don't even feel hungry or think about it.


septentrion - Jul 17, 2005 2:52 pm (#1682 of 2984)

after you've read a certain scene near the end of the book and you can't eat much because your stomach is unsettled.

...when the same happens to you

...when you too read the book in less than 24 hours, which is a record for a book written in english.

...when you post like mad all day just because you need a Pensieve and the forum is a very convenient one


azi - Jul 17, 2005 3:34 pm (#1683 of 2984)

...When you consider not letting your brother read the rest of book 6 because he fell asleep reading chapter 4.

...When you can't help but ruin the plot for your friends who haven't read the book yet because you are so excited. They shouldn't have asked me whether it was good...


Liz Mann - Jul 17, 2005 3:44 pm (#1684 of 2984)

...when you're not looking forward to going to bed because then you'll think about the ending of the book.


Saralinda Again - Jul 17, 2005 10:05 pm (#1685 of 2984)

When you distract your boss and bribe him to change your assignment with tidbits from what is to come in HBP (he's only on Chapter 10, and he doesn't handle suspense well).

When you don't feel the least bit sneaky about doing this. Just ... a little bit Slytherin. Smile


Radish Girl - Jul 19, 2005 4:40 pm (#1686 of 2984)

... when you get into heated discussions in a restaurant about major issues of HBP with your sister and don't even notice people staring.

... when you are so shocked and angry when you find out that one of your best friends has never read the past the 2nd book that you wonder how you have been friends as long as you have.

... when you think that your mom should be reported for abuse when she makes you clean the bathroom before you read the 6th Harry Potter book.

... when you feel like(or you actually do) slapping someone when they say Harry Potter is "just a book".

... when you become so depressed after reading HBP that you can't leave the house for days.


The Sword and the Lion - Jul 19, 2005 5:23 pm (#1687 of 2984)

... When you wear the green bracelet with the release date of the HBP (July 16, 2005) from the Barnes and Noble you visited at 3:00am every day. Hey, it's just like that "Live Strong" bracelet that the Lance Armstrong junkies wear =).


Finn BV - Jul 19, 2005 5:44 pm (#1688 of 2984)

…when, while waiting for the train at the station on Monday, you pick up a copy of the local newspaper and read the article on number of HBPs sold over the weekend, as well as the average rate per hour.

… when you also notice inside there is a "Beat of the Street" type poll where the jouranlists asked five people if Harry Potter was worth the hype it was receiving ("Seriously!" I say ), and four out of the five interviewed say something to the effect of, "It is way too overrated," "I can't believe adults read this stuff," and "It is meant for little kids."

… when, while on the train now, you walk through the aisles and spot an middle-aged lady reading HBP.

… when you (thankfully) resist the urge to say, "It was really good!" and also, even worse, who dies!

… when you reminisce on the train ride home and are pleased to see that the woman you saw reading HBP certainly defies that newspaper.

… when you exit the train and toss the newspaper into the garbage.


Marie E. - Jul 19, 2005 9:47 pm (#1689 of 2984)

...when you see a copy of CoS at a thrift store for $.99 and you're tempted to buy even though you have three copies at home. Well, four counting the British version.


septentrion - Jul 19, 2005 11:19 pm (#1690 of 2984)

...when it takes you 3 days to begin to eat normally again after reading HBP (still have a hard time to swallow though)

...when since you read HBP, you have HP related dreams every night

...when you're glad to have the Accio conference so soon after HBP release because you really need to speak about the book to enlighten your mood and process the information provided by the book.


Liz Mann - Jul 20, 2005 12:04 pm (#1691 of 2984)

...when you feel sorry for the character who died and Harry whenever you look at the book lying on your floor.

...when you remember the book better after one reading than your mum does after the same.

...when you have a conversation with her about the things Harry now has to find, and what the unknown one is.

...when you are waiting impatiently for Leaky Cauldron and Mugglenet to publish the second part of their interview with J.K. What's taking them so long?!

...when you want to reassure FBV that the newspaper probably only published the opinions of the people who didn't like HP on purpose, because newspapers are determined to be morbid and never praise one thing for very long because they think their readers will get bored with it.


azi - Jul 20, 2005 1:22 pm (#1692 of 2984)

These are a friend's YKYAHPF...

...when you suggest that JKR may actually be a witch and is writing this story to keep the wizarding world in the muggle 'fiction'

...when you have been trying to apparate since Saturday


Madam Pince - Jul 20, 2005 2:08 pm (#1693 of 2984)

LOL, Azi!

When I was 10 and I got my first set of "The Chronicles of Narnia" (a paperback boxed set), it said on the back of each book "Here is your passport to the magical world of Narnia...." and went on to describe the books. I then hopefully took the books in hand and went to climb into the one wardrobe in our house....I mean, if it was a "passport" then surely it would take me to Narnia, right?


Finn BV - Jul 20, 2005 3:10 pm (#1694 of 2984)

...when you want to reassure FBV that the newspaper probably only published the opinions of the people who didn't like HP on purpose, because newspapers are determined to be morbid and never praise one thing for very long because they think their readers will get bored with it. --Liz

Thanks, Liz! Of course, I forgot to mention that was me second newspaper in 5 days that said that, but… we just put our noses in the air and say, "Poo, poo!" Or, if one chooses so, "U-No-Poo."

Madam Pince, this is the "You Know You're a Harry Potter/Lexicon Fan When…" thread, right? Erm… "Narnia"'s not in the title, I believe…

PS How's your 'ship with Filch going?


Madam Pince - Jul 20, 2005 5:04 pm (#1695 of 2984)

I might've known you'd be the first to bring up me and Argus, smarty-pants!

I only mentioned the Narnia thing because it was sorta like Azi trying to Apparate.....whatever.....it was weak.........


Elfcat - Jul 21, 2005 5:55 pm (#1696 of 2984)

...when you keep putting "...when you" in front of random sentences descirbing whatever you're doing and then think "dang it, that is NOT HP related!"

...When (this was some weeks ago) You've had a horrible mood swing for no identifiable reason and you wander around feeling all depressed and listless until you end up in front of the TV. I turned it on, and guess what was on the channel that came up? Sorcerer's Stone. So then I thought "*deep sigh* I wish I was enough of a freak that watching this would instantly make me feel better" but then the part Septentrion got her avatar from came on and you laugh really hard when you figure out why the words "It's not easy being greasy" suddenly popped into your head, and you realise that you ARE enough of a freak!

...when since then, Septentrion's avatar always makes you smile

...when you are starting to get really suspicious of the Alicia who recently joined your 4-H club because you and your friend were talking about HBP in carefully spoiler-free sentences and Alicia joined the conversation with the opening phrase "Those books are my OXYGEN!" then later she says something about a HP website, and it sounded like she meant some form of forum

...when you posted the last with the hope that said Alicia would turn out to be a forum member and reveal herself

...when you were in the mountains (camping) on the 16th and you could hardly see straight all day thinking of the book sitting at home in your mailbox

...when you feel really guilty that you've been away from the forum for so long

I forgot one:...when your friend who looks like HP is being really mean and says that he's going to burn your copy of HBP just to watch you scream, and you tell him "You'd never get to see me scream, because you'd have to pry it from my cold, lifeless hands."


Hermionefan(#1) - Jul 21, 2005 8:37 pm (#1697 of 2984)

LOL Elfcat!

...when you go to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and you hear the opening notes of the Goblet of Fire trailer, and you squeal and clap your hands and say "yay!!!!" and then say all the lines along with Dumbledore (I play it repeatedly on my computer) and at the end you say, "I never saw the PoA trailer in theatres and I'm already seeing some for GoF! I'm so proud of these people!!!!!!" and at the end of the movie you talk about the trailer rather than the actual movie.


Elanor - Jul 21, 2005 10:13 pm (#1698 of 2984)

...when you have a walk-on part in a medieval show in your town, it was the dress rehearsal, and you hear some kids who take part in it too talking about HP.

...when one of those kids says that he started to read the books and can't stop, that he read GoF in 4 days (quoting: "I swear! 4 days!!") and is starting OotP, and you can't help but interrupt and say "I read the HBP in one day..."

...when the said kids are very impressed ("you read it in English?") and the one actually reading the series keep following you to try to extract from you if it is true Sirius dies in OotP but you resist!

...when, during the (boring) rehearsal, you realise that a lot of the dresses could make some great wizard dress robes, though they would all need a wand pocket of course... The dressmakers should really sort out their priorities...


septentrion - Jul 21, 2005 11:01 pm (#1699 of 2984)

...when you realise you don't have a wand pocket on your cloak

...when you're glad your avatar has made another member laugh *waves to Elfcat*

...when you realise you know quite a bunch of people who really like HP but all read it in French and ask you to wait for October to speak freely about HBP. No need to say I have a really hard time on this one.

...when you realise some people avoid to mention HP in front of you in fear you'd begin and not stop speaking about it. Can't blame them, they're right

...when you know you'd be insane and on your way to St Mungo by now if it wasn't for this forum


Elanor - Jul 22, 2005 10:06 am (#1700 of 2984)

...when you're on all fours on your living room floor, trying to draw the pattern of your Beauxbatons cloak on fabric, and you wish Madam Malkin could give you some tips because she certainly doesn't do that!

...when you wonder where you will put the said wand pocket...

...when you decide it is time for you to buy a wand to put in that said pocket and you bet Accio will be the perfect place for that!

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Veritaserum - Jul 22, 2005 11:36 am (#1701 of 2984)

...when watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, you and a friend decide that Charlie's parents are a young Molly and Arthur Weasley, and Charlie is, of course, Charlie.

...when many things about aforementioned movie remind you of HP.


Herm oh ninny - Jul 22, 2005 1:45 pm (#1702 of 2984)

......when you have read each of the Harry Potter books 9 times and now have to read HBP 9 times to make them all even. (yes I suffer from OCD )

....when you can't bring yourself to start re-reading HBP because you are still too sad and are afraid you will start crying when a certain character appears in the book

....when, after spending many days reading and posting on the forum, you feel that you may now be ready to start that re-read


Eponine - Jul 22, 2005 8:56 pm (#1703 of 2984)

When it makes your day that the girl at Books-a-Million gives you her Ravenclaw button.


Herm oh ninny - Jul 23, 2005 10:21 am (#1704 of 2984)

.....when, after reading Veritaserum's post, you and your sisters go to watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and you also agree that Charlie and his parents do indeed make you think of the Weasley's and their Charlie!

......when you spend a good part of the movie thinking about how Augustus Gloop is the spitting image of Dudley!!


Eponine - Jul 23, 2005 9:59 pm (#1705 of 2984)

When you think the exact same thing about Augustus Gloop as Herm oh ninny.


Xela - Jul 24, 2005 10:23 am (#1706 of 2984)

...when your nephew comes home with a bag of regular jelly beans and says they are muggle Bertie Botts.


Ponine - Jul 24, 2005 12:50 pm (#1707 of 2984)

...when you get off the phone with one of your best friends, and realize that while she is an avid HP reader, she will never really understand....


Mrs. D. - Jul 24, 2005 3:14 pm (#1708 of 2984)

...when you have an exstensive and loud argument with one of the characters in your dreams.


Ponine - Jul 24, 2005 4:39 pm (#1709 of 2984)

I must ask, Mrs. D - who did you argue with????


Emily - Jul 24, 2005 6:21 pm (#1710 of 2984)

...when you a have a dream that some of the HP characters go to your school. Won't bother saying much, since the highlight of the dream seemed to be taking a math test, but the dream covered a whole school day, and the characters were just kinda there, mingling with people I actually know.

...when the HP characters were pictured more vividly in the dream than the people you actually know.


Hermionefan(#1) - Jul 24, 2005 7:24 pm (#1711 of 2984)

...when you go to Costco, and the box they give you for your groceries is the boxes HBP came all packed in, with Harry Potter all over it and big letters that say "DO NOT OPEN UNTIL JULY 16, 2005" (very understandable), and your parents let you keep the box and you feel like your life is complete (or something of that nature).


Mrs. D. - Jul 24, 2005 8:01 pm (#1712 of 2984)

Ponine, I was arguing with Hermione and trying to figure out why she liked Ron so much. Truly. It was at times a screaming match. LOL!


Herm oh ninny - Jul 24, 2005 10:22 pm (#1713 of 2984)

Mrs. D- I truly hope that your children bring home future partners whom you like.....for their sakes! LOL


Ponine - Jul 25, 2005 3:13 am (#1714 of 2984)

LOL Mrs D. - It is good to know that your fifteen minutes of real life Potterverse was spent discussing 'ships' with a fifteen year old...!!! And I must agree with Herm oh ninny

At least you get to dream about it - I never do, although I would give SO much to really have a heart to heart with Snape, and Dumbledore, and Lupin, and McGonagall, and.... (Percy - now that is someone to really dig into...) Sorry, got carried away..


Miss Malaprop - Jul 25, 2005 4:46 am (#1715 of 2984)

...When you are absolutely thrilled to have patients called Pettigrew, Ermioni, and Black, all in one day!


Finn BV - Jul 25, 2005 5:41 am (#1716 of 2984)

Pettigrew, Miss Malaprop? Poor guy… hope he hasn't read the books!


pottermom34 - Jul 25, 2005 7:53 am (#1717 of 2984)

when you go to a book store and ask where to find Fantastic Beasts and the clerk doesn't know about it so you call him a muggle. (this was the nite of the release party, all the clerks should've been "briefed" on HP things)


Snuffles - Jul 25, 2005 8:45 am (#1718 of 2984)

....When you check the Lexicon at least every 10 minutes, as there are so many new posts you would never keep up otherwise!


Saralinda Again - Jul 25, 2005 9:19 am (#1719 of 2984)

When you keep the otherwise borr-rring pamphlet on good colon health (I think it's called Fiber and You) that the doctor gave you, just because it's written by some guy named Snape.


Liz Mann - Jul 25, 2005 10:32 am (#1720 of 2984)

...when you think the same thing as Eponine and Herm oh ninny about Augustus Gloop, except all the other kids in the story remind you of Dudley as well (except Charlie obviously). Veruca Salt is like him because she's spoilt and screams if she doesn't get her way, Mike Teevee is like him because they're both glued to the TV 24-7, and Violet is... well, she's not as much like him as the others, but still a brat, so they still have something in common.


Herm oh ninny - Jul 25, 2005 3:36 pm (#1721 of 2984)

....when you have just started re-reading HBP and you get the sudden urge to throw your shoe at a friend who sneers at you and says "I thought you read that already! Don't you have anything else to read?"


Ponine - Jul 25, 2005 4:10 pm (#1722 of 2984)

...When you just remembered dreaming about Dumbledore!! I hate the fact that I remember so little - merely that I thought to myself, wow, he really does have a deep voice, like Harry says, even if it is not in the movies, and he adjusted the glasses on his long crooked nose, and everything was light blue... that is all... But I did have a HP dream!!


Alex Thorpe - Jul 26, 2005 12:58 am (#1723 of 2984)

...when you're pleased your fiancee is thousands of miles away for a fortnight because you can read HBP back-to-back four times while she's away!


The giant squid - Jul 26, 2005 3:20 am (#1724 of 2984)

...When, while reading HBP on vacation, you figure out who a certain set of initials belong to and wish you could access the Forum to share the joy.

...When, while at a family reunion, you notice that your cousin (who was doing face painting) has a rather familiar lightning bolt shape over her left eye.

...When you proceed to ignore the rest of the family (except for Marie E., of course) for over an hour to talk HP. We only stopped when my other sister started singing karaoke--that'll get anyone's attention...

--Mike


Finn BV - Jul 26, 2005 9:59 am (#1725 of 2984)

Wait a sec… **feels behind the times** Squid Mike and Marie E. are brother and sister?

Why did no one tell me??


Liz Mann - Jul 26, 2005 10:52 am (#1726 of 2984)

...when you have another Harry Potter dream involving Harry and his friends, including Luna, a quest for some unknown object, magic sweets (including one belonging to Salazar Slytherin) and Animagi.


Liz Mann - Jul 26, 2005 1:23 pm (#1727 of 2984)

...when Mugglenet has a video of a guy who thinks it's funny to film himself telling people queuing outside Barnes and Noble for HBP the ending, and once you realise what he's going to do, you can't watch it.

...when you think that the person that did it is sad and pathetic.

...when, however, you think the animated parody video they have of a couple of dorky idiots ruining it for people is very funny.


Marie E. - Jul 26, 2005 6:40 pm (#1728 of 2984)

Sorry, Finn, if you didn't already know. The giant squid/Mike and I are brother and sister, though let the record show that I was here first! We have a younger sister, too, called She-Who-Does-Not-Read-The-Books or She-Who-Fell-Asleep-During-POA. I don't have any other relatives on the forum that I'm aware of.


Thora - Jul 27, 2005 6:50 am (#1729 of 2984)

Ah but that will change right, Marie? (did you send her the link?)

...when your Dear Husband exclaims loudly "Her name is Lee Jordan!" when the announcer come on the news. To bad she was blonde female and only sharing muggle news.

...when you have been depressed as of late and while you have a lot of things to blame it on you know that it's really because of a certain death and the length of time until Book 7.

Thora


Finn BV - Jul 27, 2005 10:06 am (#1730 of 2984)

We have a younger sister, too, called She-Who-Does-Not-Read-The-Books or She-Who-Fell-Asleep-During-POA. --Marie

She should get together with quite a few friends of mine…


Herm oh ninny - Jul 27, 2005 2:00 pm (#1731 of 2984)

We have a younger sister, too, called She-Who-Does-Not-Read-The-Books or She-Who-Fell-Asleep-During-POA. --Marie So did my cousin/best friend. I actually heard a snore and had to nudge her!

.....when your are still wearing your green HBP release bracelet.

.....when you are extremely tired of people giving you strange looks when they see what is on the bracelet.


freshwater - Jul 27, 2005 2:29 pm (#1732 of 2984)

....when you meet a colleague at school are are thrilled to see her carrying GoF and OotP, even though she is also carrying her baby and some other stuff....cause you know she's a kindred spirit.

....when you are truly tickled when you ask,"Are you reading Harry Potter?" and she says, "Yes, I just finished book 6 and and there are some things I've forgotten so I'm rereading books 4 and 5" !!

.....when it's another thrill to be able to tell her about the 3 part interview on mugglenet....and when you tell her JKR called Emerson in person to invite him to Scotland to interview her, she says, "SHUT UP!"

.....when it makes you smile just to think that you still get to tell her---at some later date...gotta bring her along slowly, ya know----about the Lexicon and this forum. **big silly grin**

EDIT: This just made me think: you know what we need? Official "business cards" for the Lexicon to hand out to new HP fans. What if someone designed some and posted them on the Lexicon---with Steve's permission and approval, of course----and then any of us could just download/print them to hand out. I'm a computer nincompoop so,.....would that really work?


Amilia Smith - Jul 27, 2005 5:27 pm (#1733 of 2984)

. . . when you actually had a HP dream last night. It was about Harry's NEWT grades. He didn't study (due to having other pressing things to worry about . . .) and bombed everything except for Herbology, on which he got a 90%. Yes, they were percentage grades, not letter grades. This dream was so vivid that when I half woke up in the middle of the night to turn my light out (probably why I can remember the dream at all) I thought to myself how weird it was that we knew Harry's NEWT grades so soon when we had to wait 2 years for his OWL grades. It wasn't until this morning that I realized that Harry has not sat his NEWTs yet . . .

Mills.


Finn BV - Jul 27, 2005 6:59 pm (#1734 of 2984)

Except for Herbology, eh? Well, that will have the speculations turning in their seats!

… when you feel sorry for your behind-the-times friend who runs up to you today saying, "I know who" a certain set of initials that must not be named because it is not yet July 30th "belong to!" and proceeds to name perhaps what the majority of the forumers think is the right one and you play along and say, "Oh, really? I would have never guessed that. Mm-hmm. No kidding. You're so smart." and then you break it to her in the end she was about two weeks too late.


The giant squid - Jul 28, 2005 1:25 pm (#1735 of 2984)

Ah but that will change right, Marie? (did you send her the link?) --Thora

I don't know if she did, but I sent it along. That's right, the charter member and president of Procrastinators Anonymous actually got off his duff & did something!

Sorry for the confusion, Finn.

--Mike


timrew - Jul 28, 2005 2:37 pm (#1736 of 2984)

Procrastinators Anonymous! Sounds just the place for me. I might join it one day.........


Liz Mann - Jul 29, 2005 11:31 am (#1737 of 2984)

...when you hear that a tornado went through Birmingham (England), and that it mostly affected only the one street, ripping roofs off and stuff, and you think it sounds more like the work of giants than a tornado to you.


Snuffles - Jul 29, 2005 12:16 pm (#1738 of 2984)

Ha I thought that too Liz! I kept listening to make sure that no bridges in the area broke clean in half, we would definately know it was the work of you know who then!!


pottermom34 - Jul 29, 2005 6:31 pm (#1739 of 2984)
Edited by Marie E. Jul 31, 2005 9:23 pm

when watching scooby doo 2, and the scene where scooby pulls the pants down on the "zombie" ghost and you immediately think of Snape's grey underpants.


Liz Mann - Jul 30, 2005 7:23 am (#1740 of 2984)

...when you think reading HBP might have changed the way you read fanfiction.


Mrs Brisbee - Jul 30, 2005 8:16 am (#1741 of 2984)

When your husband buys you the HBP audiobook for your anniversary (ulterior motive at work: he wants to listen to it too).


Herm oh ninny - Jul 30, 2005 11:54 am (#1742 of 2984)

Lizz, I have always wanted to ask you where your avatar is from. It is adorable!

.....when you see someone on the street who has 1 purple eyebrow(don't ask me why lol) and you wonder if they were having trouble in transfiguration class.


Liz Mann - Jul 30, 2005 12:58 pm (#1743 of 2984)

There's a PC computer game called Dogz 5 where you adopt and take care of virtual dogs. You can paint them different colours and take pictures of them.


Herm oh ninny - Jul 30, 2005 2:52 pm (#1744 of 2984)

Ohhh I remember that game! I used to have the original one on my pc. It was fun.


Veritaserum - Jul 30, 2005 6:38 pm (#1745 of 2984)

I take this one as an omen:

...when you're visiting University of Chicago, and the first thing a student/tour guide says to you is "where was your party?" (he spied my bracelet), and then says that they had 3 HP parties on campus, and this being the summer hols, too!


Stephanie M. - Jul 31, 2005 6:27 pm (#1746 of 2984)

...When your watching PoA with you sister and you go to get a fortune cookie and you open the cookie and it says, "One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory." And you are instantly reminded of the dementors and you walk back into the room and it Remus is explaining the dementors to Harry and Co. And then you freak out and think it's a bad omen.


Mediwitch - Jul 31, 2005 8:04 pm (#1747 of 2984)

...when you get the cardboard countdown stand-up poster from the nearest BJs the other day (FREE!), and your first thought is that you can't wait to post it here!


freshwater - Jul 31, 2005 11:34 pm (#1748 of 2984)

Congrats, Mediwitch! You know how many of us are jealous!

....when you view every personalized license plate you see through a Harry Potter lens:

1) when you read SOMSCAR as "some scar", even though it could easily be SOM'S CAR....

2) when you see HRY JMS 1 and read it as Harry James....and think, "They really should have put "HRY JMS P", even though they could be referring to the musician or even themselves!

3) when you are glad you finally decided to get personalized plates, too: APAR8NG. Razz


pottermom34 - Jul 31, 2005 11:40 pm (#1749 of 2984)

when you like the word snogging


Liz Mann - Aug 1, 2005 8:20 am (#1750 of 2984)

...when some mentions 'Bother Bother Bother' and 'Follow the butterflies' in their blog without putting them in any kind of context, but you still know exactly what they're talking about.

However, I've only just made the connection between 'follow the butterflies' in the spoof video and the CoS film.

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Ludicrous Patents Office - Aug 2, 2005 7:19 am (#1751 of 2984)

When looking at the Barnes & Noble top ten for Fantasy/Sci Fi and you are delighted the HP books take up 6 of the spots. HBP of course is #1. LPO


septentrion - Aug 2, 2005 11:29 am (#1752 of 2984)

...when going to England for the accio conference, you make HP connections with anything

...when you're delighted to know that your husband's niece as well as some other kids in Mauritania (an african country between Morocco and Senegal) love HP and jump about everything they can related to it. HP is universal !

...when you're annoyed that your husband wants the computer although you have 5 days of catching up on the forum.


Thora - Aug 3, 2005 10:14 am (#1753 of 2984)

When your dear daddy thousands of miles away sends you a box with your favorite flavor bean and over 2 poounds of chocolate frogs (not licensed, but frog crisps none-the-less) and you know people here will know why you cried. Sigh. I love him.

Thora


septentrion - Aug 3, 2005 1:12 pm (#1754 of 2984)

...when avoid sewing like the plague except when you want a wand-pocket on your cloak.


T Brightwater - Aug 4, 2005 3:01 pm (#1755 of 2984)

...when you wish you had Arthur Weasley to help you fit three people, their luggage, and nine lutes into a VW station wagon.


Elanor - Aug 6, 2005 8:57 am (#1756 of 2984)

...when you have to scan a whole typed history thesis, so to have it in a Word document, and the scanner really has some difficulties recognising words in 17th century French and you think it as good as confunded...

...when thinking of that, this line from the HPB comes to you at once: "Confunded anyone lately?" (Harry to Hermione) and makes you laugh stupidly.

Ok, I know, next stop, St Mungo...


Saralinda Again - Aug 6, 2005 9:24 am (#1757 of 2984)

When you find yourself gazing without affection at a particularly negative co-worker, and wondering whether perhaps he is half-dementor.


Briar Rose - Aug 6, 2005 9:45 am (#1758 of 2984)

...when you try your best to Disapparate in front of your family but actually turn purple/red in the face

...when you notice common people showing resemblance after a Harry Potter character

...when you throw powder in the fireside, hoping that it will be real floo powder

...when you search every lake for the Giant Squid

...when you shudder at the thought of the end of the Harry Potter series

...when you bump against every wall at the train station, hoping that it will lead you to platform 9 3/4

...when you call a telephone a 'fellyphone'

...when you look at the sky hoping for a letter to arrive

...when you dream of a HP character

...when you try to convert non-HP fans


Saralinda Again - Aug 6, 2005 12:43 pm (#1759 of 2984)

I had a tangled, creepy dream about how to reform health care in the US -- I was trying to explain it to my husband in that first-couple-minutes-of-the-morning twilight between sense and nonsense, sleep and wakefulness, you know? -- and apparently I ended up assuring him that the best part was that in the three-tier system I had devised, Remus Lupin would get all the rehab he needed.

My cuter half then said, "I'm gonna just assume here that you're still asleep."


Madam Pince - Aug 6, 2005 2:21 pm (#1760 of 2984)

LOL! That is too cute! Isn't it funny how often we seem to solve all the world's ills while we are still asleep? They make perfect sense at the time....


Nathan Zimmermann - Aug 6, 2005 5:24 pm (#1761 of 2984)

There have been times when I was napping that my Labrador Retriever has started barking at the neighbors cat and I told her Snuffles stop barking I need to sleep


Saralinda Again - Aug 6, 2005 6:42 pm (#1762 of 2984)

Oddly enough, before I read the Potter books, I would sometimes tell my dog (he's half black Lab, half Great Dane, and, yes, I talk to him constantly; he's the only one around me who really understands me!), "Clerkie, we should have called you Sirius, because you're a genuine 'dog star.'"

Of course, now that name has a different meaning to it ...


Menopause Molly - Aug 8, 2005 1:06 pm (#1763 of 2984)

...When your friend Becky finally decides to start reading Harry Potter instead of just watching the movies--but she wanted to borrow my books! I loaned her the first three but threatened her if she starts reading anything other than Harry Potter. I'm already having separation anxiety. Of course, she's going to give them back as she finishes them so she won't have them to look up references! I'm expecting a whole lotta phone calls...


Half Blood Princess - Aug 8, 2005 6:27 pm (#1764 of 2984)
Edited by S.E. Jones Aug 8, 2005 6:46 pm

Harry Potter body art

->I'm moving this post to this thread as it seems the perfect indicator of 'you know you're a Potter fan when', and I am editing it down slightly to avoid certain areas of discussion. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me.<- S.E. Jones

Hello everyone,

Not sure if this should even be a discussion at all...Its OK if it doesn't get posted as a thread at all, but I thought it would just be a fun discussion of how far one would go to show how much of a Harry Potter fan you are.

I am getting a tattoo and I think that since I love Harry Potter, and instead of having "Harry Potter" or a house symbol, I was thinking the Death Eater mark on my left arm. I kinda want to go with my bad side, and I don't want to walk around with "Harry Potter" inside a heart on my arm.

I think it would be really fun to have, and anyone who reads Harry Potter would know what it is, and anyone who doesn't read Harry Potter wouldn't know what it is, they would just think its some cool looking skull and snake. And I am sure there will be others who just won't like it.

-Michele the Half Blood Princess


Veritaserum - Aug 8, 2005 6:47 pm (#1765 of 2984)

My friend and I once wrote "I must not tell lies" on our hands with red pens, and our other friend told us we were crazy. That's as far as I've gone/ will go.


Herm oh ninny - Aug 9, 2005 9:20 am (#1766 of 2984)

.....when, while on vacation in Wildwood, you drive by a comedy club and see that Angel Salazar is performing and you briefly wonder if Slytheryn may have had a secret career as a comedian.


Madam Pince - Aug 9, 2005 12:34 pm (#1767 of 2984)

Didja hear the one about the muggle, the Inferi, and the Mimbulus Mimbletonia?

Or "You know you're a Death Eater when...." (Now, that's funny right there, I don't care who you are....)


septentrion - Aug 9, 2005 2:07 pm (#1768 of 2984)

...when you jump out of your bed at 11.00 pm while rereading HBP to note something you absolutely want to post on the forum.


Snuffles - Aug 9, 2005 3:17 pm (#1769 of 2984)

....When you want to know what it was that made Septentrion jump out of bed and post!!


Stephanie M. - Aug 9, 2005 5:04 pm (#1770 of 2984)

...When you have another Harry Potter related dream and sit strait up when you realize what happened in the dream. Then you are about to post it on the forum but you look at the clock and see that it's 3:24 AM and you don't want to have to wait and turn on the comp.

The dream was that everybody was dueling (Order and DA against Death Eaters) and Harry stops time and moves away from a white light and everyone is frozen and Harry's walking around them but all of a sudden Harry sees that Snape is also moving and Snape Screams, "You stopped Time!!! That's extremely advanced magic and it's the key to killing The Dark Lord!" And then time unfreezes and hexes and things are flying everywhere and then I woke up. And I almost screamed OH MY GOSH HARRY HAS TO STOP TIME!!! My heart was racing! I really thought that it was real! It felt like a scene JKR would have in book 7. It was even more clear when I was dreaming it, I forgot a lot of the dream.


Liz Mann - Aug 9, 2005 5:21 pm (#1771 of 2984)

That's a really cool dream, Stephanie. It's been a while since I've had a real Harry Potter dream.

Could I post your dream on my website's Dream Page?


Stephanie M. - Aug 9, 2005 6:34 pm (#1772 of 2984)

Sure! You can post my dream.


Nathan Zimmermann - Aug 9, 2005 6:45 pm (#1773 of 2984)
Edited Aug 9, 2005 7:27 pm

You know are an HP fan when you are sitting in a class with a professor who reminds you of Lockhart and Umbridge and you begin to wish Peeves would pelt them with walking sticks.

I edited the post to correct an error in grammar.


Finn BV - Aug 9, 2005 7:16 pm (#1774 of 2984)

…you begin to wish Peeves would pelt them with walking sticks. --Nathan

LOL!

Cool website, Liz! Next time I have an HP dream I'll send it to you!

… when you are quizzing your dad on US states, and you ask him the origin of the name of Virginia, and he says, "Oh, the Virgin queen Elizabeth the first." Then you ask him, a little while later, West Virginia, and he says, "Well, that's Little Ginny" and you think of the member and Ginevra!

… when you are really excited GoF got a PG-13 rating! Woohoo! (100 days everyone!)


septentrion - Aug 9, 2005 11:33 pm (#1775 of 2984)

Snuffles, I was rereading Snape victorious and noted the intensity of the hate Harry feels for Snape and thought he would have to overcome this because Harry's strength is love, and hate would taint his power. I posted my idea on Harry's thread.

...when you're more impressed to learn that the favorite books of the prisoners in Guantanamo are Agatha Christie's novels and Harry Potter than by a decision of the governement which will increase your amount of work.


Madam Pince - Aug 9, 2005 11:35 pm (#1776 of 2984)

Septentrion, I read that tidbit in the news today, too! It was kinda disconcerting -- it makes me fit the profile to belong in Guantanamo!


septentrion - Aug 10, 2005 12:09 am (#1777 of 2984)

LOL Madam Pince, I guess the whole forum fits the profile to belong in Guantanamo !


Liz Mann - Aug 10, 2005 8:49 am (#1778 of 2984)

Stephanine - great!

Thanks, Finn.


Miss Malaprop - Aug 11, 2005 2:32 am (#1779 of 2984)

You know you're a Lexicon Forum fan when you meet someone called Mike Miller and privately call him a "barmy old codger"!

I also once got overexcited when I discovered that one of my sister's new friends was called Liz Mann!


Liz Mann - Aug 11, 2005 8:04 am (#1780 of 2984)

Really?! Where do you live, Miss Malaprop?


Hermionefan(#1) - Aug 11, 2005 11:00 am (#1781 of 2984)

... when you are delighted to read the expression "a weasly, red-haired boy" when reading Charlie Bone at Midnight.


Liz Mann - Aug 11, 2005 4:15 pm (#1782 of 2984)

You read Midnight for Charlie Bone? I love that book! It's the only thing apart from Harry Potter that I've read almost non-stop. Not as good as Potter in the emotions department though.

...when you know you heard two Harry Potter-related things in the same programme, but can't remember what it is.


Oliver Wood - Aug 11, 2005 6:50 pm (#1783 of 2984)

I HAVE TWO ACTUALLY...

1. WHEN YOU DESCRIBE THE OUTCOME OF YOUR AP TEST RESULTS IN TERMS OF O.W.L.S.

2. WHEN YOU CHECK YOUR THREADS MORE THEN YOUR E-MAIL.


Saralinda Again - Aug 11, 2005 9:46 pm (#1784 of 2984)

When the two things that have you most excited are posts you've seen here and a parody "opening of Book Seven" that your son wrote -- and you're frustrated as all get-out because most of the people you know aren't into HP at all, they just think you're -- a nerd.

And I'm proud of it, too. Smile


Elanor - Aug 12, 2005 12:00 am (#1785 of 2984)

...when, packing before going on holidays, you decide that the bag you brought back from Accio will make a great beach bag.

...when you think it will match perfectly the "D.I.G.S." and "I completely trust Severus Snape" T-shirts you made and already put in your suitcase.

...when you hear about people stuck in the Heatrow airport because of a strike and you have fun imagining Vernon's reaction, would he hear the news...

...when you had a exhausting dream, last night, in which you were playing Wizard Chess on the giant chessboard of PS. Believe me, it is no picnic!


Miss Malaprop - Aug 12, 2005 12:52 am (#1786 of 2984)

Liz, I live in Melbourne, Australia - consequently my excitement was shortlived!


Puck - Aug 12, 2005 6:12 am (#1787 of 2984)

When you here a comment on the morning news about "Harry's Family" and you immediately think about James and Lily, only to realize that they were refer to Harry Smith, one of the anchors.

When your 3 and 5 year old call you into the room if they see or hear anything about Harry Potter.

When you get excited about an episode of "Cyberchase" is a spoof on Harry Potter. (it's an educational kids program based on math skills.)


Herm oh ninny - Aug 12, 2005 7:22 am (#1788 of 2984)

.....when you are up until 3 in the morning trying to merge together a picture of Snape and a kitten! (My first attempt w/ photoshop)


Liz Mann - Aug 12, 2005 7:36 am (#1789 of 2984)

*snort* Great avatar, Herm oh ninny!

Oh, that's a shame, Miss Malaprop.


Wizadora - Aug 12, 2005 9:09 am (#1790 of 2984)

When you start getting your dreams all mixed up, and end up having a drink with Snape in a pub you have never been in (probably the hogs head) and he leans over and tells you he is Harry's Dad. But then he turns into your husband asking a really mundane question about lunch. You wake up very confused by the whole thing.

And yes, I do check the threads more than my email !


Saralinda Again - Aug 12, 2005 9:52 am (#1791 of 2984)

Love that avatar, Herm oh ninny!


Hermionefan(#1) - Aug 12, 2005 1:21 pm (#1792 of 2984)

Great avatar, Herm Oh Ninny!!

Yes Liz I read Charlie Bone. One of my friends describes it as "ALMOST as good as Harry Potter...almost".

Goblet of Fire got a PG-13 rating?!?!? I'm not 13!! Oh no!!! Well my mom should let me see it since it's like my favorite book like ever... if I can't see it I shall be very very angry...grr...


Liz Mann - Aug 12, 2005 3:27 pm (#1793 of 2984)

I'm not in the US, but doesn't PG13 mean you can see it so long as you're with an adult?


The giant squid - Aug 12, 2005 3:40 pm (#1794 of 2984)

Here are the US movie ratings put forth by the MPAA (from [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

G: General Audiences. All ages admitted
PG: Parental Guidance Suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children
PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13
R: Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian
NC-17: No one 17 and under admitted

#VALUE!

--Mike


Ludicrous Patents Office - Aug 12, 2005 4:33 pm (#1795 of 2984)

When you are glad Herm oh Ninny stayed up til 3 working on her avatar. It is worth it! LPO


MWPP - Aug 12, 2005 4:53 pm (#1796 of 2984)

Hey guys, my first time posting, but I've got a few...

When you watch MASH and all you can think about is how similar Hawkeye and Trapper are to James and Sirius

When, as you read the essay question for your ACT/SAT, the first thing you think is "how can I relate this to Harry Potter?"

When you are annoyed with people who Instant Message you because it interrupts the fanfiction you're reading


Liz Mann - Aug 12, 2005 5:03 pm (#1797 of 2984)

...when you have been avoiding reading the GoF movie thread for ages because a couple of detailed blow-by-blow accounts of the movie wound up online and the people on the thread were discussing them.

...when you have broken your resolution after seeing the new footage from Extra because you HAVE TO TALK ABOUT IT!


Denise P. - Aug 12, 2005 7:15 pm (#1798 of 2984)

When you are watching repeats of The Amazing Race on TV and giggle when the teams have to go to Grindelwald, Switzerland. Everyone else looks at you like you are nuts but it is not worth explaining why you found it amusing.


Puck - Aug 12, 2005 7:53 pm (#1799 of 2984)

When you wonder during the day whether Denise has had her baby yet, and you feel compelled to come and check the news!


septentrion - Aug 13, 2005 12:53 am (#1800 of 2984)

...when there's such a fog when you get up in the morning that you wonder if some dementors aren't breeding in your neck of the wood. ***shivers at the thought***

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septentrion - Aug 13, 2005 2:44 am (#1801 of 2984)

...when you think you're going to go mad because GoF (the movie) is released only on Nov 30th in France, then you remember you live near Belgium and surprise : the movie is released on Nov 23th there ! Phew ! It's still a week later than in the States but a week earlier than here.


Oliver Wood - Aug 13, 2005 12:10 pm (#1802 of 2984)

...when you look for horocruxes in the produce aisle of the super market.


MWPP - Aug 13, 2005 10:30 pm (#1803 of 2984)

When you secretly hope to get pulled over by a police officer as you are driving (in costume) home from the midnight party for the 6th book, just so you can explain what you are doing.

When you post your idea at midnight because you were didn't have time earlier, but couldn't wait until the next day.


Oliver Wood - Aug 14, 2005 10:49 am (#1804 of 2984)

When you wonder if your local museum will be playing GoF at midnight on the IMAX.

When you go in costume to get the 6th Harry Potter book, and before hand go to a movie wearing you Hogwarts robes and cloaks.

When you're considering using the Polaroid picture they took at Barnes and Noble of you in costume as your Senior Yearbook Picture.


MWPP - Aug 15, 2005 6:12 pm (#1805 of 2984)

When you make all your friends wear little Harry Potter party hats to the CoS movie because it came out on your birthday

When you plan on spending your 18th birthday party watching GoF on the IMAX at your local museum

When your first time away from home for an extended period of time (band camp at age 12) you bring all your HP books

When you get angry at yourself for not bringing your HP books to your 5th time at band camp because you need to look things up for the fanfic you're writing


Ludicrous Patents Office - Aug 15, 2005 8:34 pm (#1806 of 2984)

When creating an Authors/Titles cross word puzzle you add Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Tales of Peter Rabbit so you can use the word Potter in both the clues and the puzzle!

When you wonder if our IMAX will be playing GoF also. LPO


Marie E. - Aug 17, 2005 7:05 pm (#1807 of 2984)

When you look out at the fog in the morning and think "oh drat, the dementors are breeding again".


MWPP - Aug 17, 2005 8:16 pm (#1808 of 2984)

When you have long discussions with your friends about how exactly dementors do breed

When you refuse to take off your green "July 16, 2005" braclet even for special occasions such as weddings

When you dream of someday owning a big, black Newfoundland and naming it Sirius

When you develop a soft spot for your British tour guide on your trip to France because he reminds you of Lupin

When you invent your own version of "Quidditch" that can be played in your back yard

When you lose an entire night's sleep over the ending of the 6th book

When you seriously consider buying a children's Harry Potter costume for $10 at a flea market even though there is no way it would fit you or any of your friends


Madam Pince - Aug 18, 2005 7:40 am (#1809 of 2984)

....when you hesitate to put on your lipstick because it says "Aveda" on the tube, and that's just a little too close to Avada for you....


Snuffles - Aug 18, 2005 7:51 am (#1810 of 2984)

...When after reading the HP books you keep thinking about treacle tart and think you will drive home from work via Asda and pick one up with some cream! Yum yum


Wizadora - Aug 18, 2005 9:01 am (#1811 of 2984)

When someone was passing around 'sherbet Lemons' in the office yesterday (in the U.S. as well - they had them brought back for them from London) and you sadly take one in honor of DD even though don't like them.


septentrion - Aug 18, 2005 10:59 am (#1812 of 2984)

...when you understand Wizadora because you've done the same, eating a sherbet lemon in memory of Dumbledore

...when you wonder if your rereading of HBP takes so long because you dread to reread the two last chapters. (can't still think of DD's death withou emotional quake).


The giant squid - Aug 18, 2005 3:54 pm (#1813 of 2984)

....when you hesitate to put on your lipstick because it says "Aveda" on the tube, and that's just a little too close to Avada for you....--Madame Pince

As long as it's not green you should be okay.


Liz Mann - Aug 19, 2005 8:45 am (#1814 of 2984)

...when your friend has permed her hair and it's gone really bushy, and you both call it Hermione hair.

I had something else to say last night but I've forgotten it now.


septentrion - Aug 19, 2005 3:56 pm (#1815 of 2984)

...when you manage to contain 80 % of your private conversations with your coworkers about HP related themes

...when watching Charlie and the chocolate factory, you think about how the characters makes their journey to become better beings and you think about the alchemy thread. I nearly looked for alchemical symbols in the movie !


freshwater - Aug 20, 2005 2:33 am (#1816 of 2984)

....when you finished HBP within a week of July 16, but still bought it on CD to listen to as you make the 16 hour round trip to your favorite campsite.

....when you are so engrossed in listening to the final chapters on the way home, that you not only miss your turn to go east, but continue south for nearly an hour without realizing it, and only detect your error when you encounter a major junction of highways that you've never seen before **slaps forehead and rolls eyes**.


Herm oh ninny - Aug 20, 2005 12:01 pm (#1817 of 2984)

Freshwater.....maybe you should refrain from listening to Harry while driving LOL


Hermionefan(#1) - Aug 20, 2005 2:04 pm (#1818 of 2984)

... when you are explaining to your sister what the movie Sky High is about and you say its about a school where kids go to practice their powers and you realize how much like Hogwarts that sounds.


Puck - Aug 20, 2005 2:23 pm (#1819 of 2984)

When watching your 7 year old niece skip through the zoo you notice how her bright red hair sways and call her Ginny Weasley.

When she (who has seen 3 movies and been read 2 books) comments that Ginny is only in CoS you can't help but grin and tell her you see more of her later.

You continue to hope that your new daughter turns out to be a red-head, even if she won't be called Ginny.


Madam Pince - Aug 20, 2005 5:25 pm (#1820 of 2984)

LOL, Freshwater! And with the price of gas the way it is today, that was pretty engrossed, to drive an extra hour!


Puck - Aug 20, 2005 6:59 pm (#1821 of 2984)

A GPS can be helpful in those situations, even if you know where you are going. It starts announcing your turn about a mile or so before it pops up. You can happy enjoy listening to HP until a voice reminds you to get ready to turn.


Elanor - Aug 20, 2005 10:24 pm (#1822 of 2984)

...when you have a dream in which you and other people were meeting JKR and talking about book 7 with her. She was asking us what our theories for book 7 were and I told her I thought it would end at Godric's Hollow, because of the ouroboros symbolism, and she just smiled at me, saying "ho, ho!" and that, unfortunately, she couldn't talk about that...

How cool is that?


Puck - Aug 21, 2005 1:29 am (#1823 of 2984)

I had a dream once about meeting her as well! So dissappointing to wake up and find it didn't really happen, isn't it?


Miss Malaprop - Aug 21, 2005 3:07 am (#1824 of 2984)

...when you are locked out of the house and try "Alohamora" (with a stick from the garden!)...I stopped when I realised there were neighbours around!


Liz Mann - Aug 21, 2005 8:36 am (#1825 of 2984)

...when you too have had a dream about meeting J.K. last night. There was a crowd of people there and I got her signature on my copy of Mugglenet's The Plot Thickens.

Elanor, can I use your dream for my dreams page? Pretty please?

...when you read this thread mostly for one purpose: to find dreams for your dreams page.


Elanor - Aug 21, 2005 12:38 pm (#1826 of 2984)

Of course Liz, with joy!

Puck, in fact I wasn't disappointed because it was so cool. It was the kind of dream that felt so real and I was so happy that she (sort of) told me one of my pet theories was right, even if it was only in a dream that I just smiled stupidly for a long time after I woke up, thinking about it. But after some time, yes, I thought it would be so great to ask this question in real and meet her and all...
**Audrey dreaming about dreams coming true...**


Elfcat - Aug 21, 2005 8:25 pm (#1827 of 2984)

MWPP, did you notice in the credits of MASH there's a guy named Mark Evans? Can't recall if I mentioned that before.

...when you understand and get a kick out of Herm-oh-ninny's new avatar

...when you feel guilty at your long absence from the forum


Herm oh ninny - Aug 21, 2005 8:54 pm (#1828 of 2984)

Welcome back Elfcat! No need to feel guilty. As shocking as it may seem, many of us do have other things in our lives that don't involve Harry

And on that note:

....when you had a dream last night about Snape. He was at the mall that I always go to, just standing by the food court. I spent the rest of my dream following him around and asking him things like " whose side are you on? It was all planned wasn't it? Where is Dumbledore hiding?" (I was up late last night and the last thing I read before I went to bed was the Snape thread!) Mind you, in my dream, I didn't find it at all weird that Snape (a fictional character) was standing in front of me, let alone at a mall!!


septentrion - Aug 21, 2005 11:29 pm (#1829 of 2984)

Now Herm oh ninny, you've got me jealous ! I've only dreamt of a friend I haven't seen for a long time


Liz Mann - Aug 22, 2005 8:03 am (#1830 of 2984)

Herm-oh-ninny, I have to ask you the same question I asked Elanor in post 1825.

...when you too like Herm-oh-ninny's avatar, but have to point out that it's Expecto Patronum, not Patronus.


T Brightwater - Aug 22, 2005 10:46 am (#1831 of 2984)

...when you look wistfully at a set of "Blue Phoenix" dishes at an antique fair.


Herm oh ninny - Aug 22, 2005 2:08 pm (#1832 of 2984)

Liz, you are more than welcome to use my dream. And, gasp, how could I have not noticed that mistake??

And on that note:

.....when you spend a good hour and a half fixing your avatar do to a blatant mistake!


Finn BV - Aug 22, 2005 7:25 pm (#1833 of 2984)

… when, while on vacation, you make a list of all good points for this list, and here they are:

… when in Canada, many of your favorite local shops are closed or going out of business, and you are reminded of Diagon Alley in HBP.

… when you see THREE license plates with the letters LV on them

… when you finally get some internet access and could go anywhere but you decide to come HERE!

… when you are so glad you did because then you got to see the GoF movie sneak peek on TLC and MuggleNet!

… when you see an ad for The Constant Gardener in the paper and are geeky enough to know Ralph Fiennes, aka Lord Voldemort, is in this movie.

… when somebody makes a joke about pirates, and you think about National Talk Like a Pirate Day.

… when that same person goes on to note that NATIONAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY IS COMING UP SOON! And, in front of an audience, you shout out, "It's September 19th!"

… when you think that the person who made the joke must be a Forum member. **looks around suspciously**

… when you actually write down a list of these things on vacation.

… when you spend 45 minutes reading through 214 posts on the Chat Thread and are now getting really sick of looking at the computer.

… when you must leave because you're spending too much time in front of the screen.

Night night!


MWPP - Aug 22, 2005 9:01 pm (#1834 of 2984)

Elfcat, no I didn't notice that, but thanks for pointing it out, that's creepy and also very cool, maybe he isn't just some random kid in Harry's neighborhood...

...when you realize that the reason you've been feeling slightly depressed lately is that you haven't been ablt to think of any really good "you know you're a Harry Potter fan when..."s.


Madam Pince - Aug 24, 2005 12:04 pm (#1835 of 2984)

....you receive in the mail the "Maryland State Guide to Hurricane Preparedness," and immediately begin to compare it with the Ministry-issued "How To Protect Your Home And Family Against Dark Forces." (One nice thing -- hurricane's don't usually involve Inferi...)


Liz Mann - Aug 24, 2005 1:34 pm (#1836 of 2984)

...when you are reading the Children of the Red King series, and the main character is wandering around the school at night, and it seems strange to you that he has to do it without an Invisibility Cloak, and also makes it seem more perilous.


irish flutterby - Aug 24, 2005 2:03 pm (#1837 of 2984)

... when you log onto this site two to three times a day just so you can communicate with people who understand you.

...When you wake up an hour early so you can log onto this site before your kids are awake to interupt.

...when you've already seen all available movies, read all six books at least once, listened to all of the books at least twice and you've just decided to start listening to three again to see if you can figure out that other Horcrux.

Mind you, in my dream, I didn't find it at all weird that Snape (a fictional character) was standing in front of me, let alone at a mall!!

Seriously, Snape in a mall. He'd never go hang out in a mall. Now, maybe some sort of small goth shop back in an alley somewhere. That's believable.


MWPP - Aug 24, 2005 7:01 pm (#1838 of 2984)

When you're at the zoo and the first place you go is the reptile house to see if the boa constrictor will wink at you.


Eponine - Aug 24, 2005 8:51 pm (#1839 of 2984)

When you're thrilled to discover that your cousin-by-marriage knows about Mugglenet and TLC and that she ships the same as you do! Whee!

When you eavesdrop on a conversation at the doctor's office when you hear someone mention HP. It was a little old couple talking about HBP being released in braille, and the magazine had a picture of the OOTP-braille edition. The lady was talking about that being the longest book, and I had to grin to myself that they knew which book was the longest.

When you try to eavesdrop on another conversation about HP between a kid and an adult. I didn't catch all of it, but they were talking about Snape and Dumbledore.

When you're not a bit ashamed of yourself for eavesdropping on HP conversations.


Madam Pince - Aug 24, 2005 9:21 pm (#1840 of 2984)

...when you're thrilled to discover that the cool new jacket you bought (70% off clearance rack) is even cooler because the abstract circle-within-a-circle design coordinates perfectly with your Time-Turner necklace.

...when you proudly wear said combination out to fancy dinner date with hubby, knowing that nobody else will know what your necklace is, but not caring in the least.


Liz Mann - Aug 25, 2005 7:02 am (#1841 of 2984)

...when you and your mum are food shopping and she is complaining because they have cod and haddock but not plaice, and you remember that 'haddock' is a password in the PoA PC game.

...when you are really happy because you finally have something to put on this thread! I've been forgetting them all before I can get round to posting them.


Hermionefan(#1) - Aug 25, 2005 3:08 pm (#1842 of 2984)

... when you are discussing subject and verbs and stuff and your teacher says that the subject is usually a person or pronoun, and you say "so in Harry Potter when Ron wants to know if the subject of the dream is "drowning" or "cauldron" or "Snape", then the sbject would have been Snape?"

... when your teacher says she doesn't know because she has a life and you aren't the least bit offended.

... when your teacher starts playing a tape of famous movie songs and they play a song from Harry Potter and you squeal and start conducting with your pen, and the rest of your class are like "what is this??" and you shout "its Harry Potter you crazy people!!!" and then you are very pleased to hear your friend say that recognising Harry Potter should be a natural instinct.


timrew - Aug 25, 2005 3:26 pm (#1843 of 2984)

irish flutterby:- Seriously, Snape in a mall. He'd never go hang out in a mall. Now, maybe some sort of small goth shop back in an alley somewhere. That's believable.

I can see Snape in a mall, chilling with other staff members of Hogwarts. Checking for messages (sorry, msgs) on his mobile from Voldy (sorry, The Dark Lord), texting him back; nipping into the odd store for a bit of shoplifting (always something black - no hair-care products). Stuff like that............


Finn BV - Aug 25, 2005 3:37 pm (#1844 of 2984)

#VALUE!

Excuse me, but I would have gotten up and punched them right in the nose.

… when you pass a commercial truck that is for a company of two words… you see the second word, it is "express." Then you see beginning and end of the first word… "Ho" and "ard's" but since it is in cursive the D could be a T… but then you see the word is "Howard's" … oh well.


Herm oh ninny - Aug 25, 2005 3:41 pm (#1845 of 2984)

Oh, Tim! Luckily I managed to swallow my mouthful of salad before reading!

.....wanders off happy to not have to clean cucumber seeds of my laptop!

EDIT: .....when a commercial for the movie The Cave comes on and you have painful memories of another cave and what happens after.....


Stephanie M. - Aug 25, 2005 3:59 pm (#1846 of 2984)

Whoa, Finn that's so weird. I would have just said "Oh well close enough. Let's follow the truck to see where it goes..."

I once saw something written on a truck that reminded me of something HP, but I don't remember what it was now.


Amilia Smith - Aug 25, 2005 11:59 pm (#1847 of 2984)

. . . when you ask your Forum buddies for computer help rather than the help desk people at the Computer Lab. And you are actually in the Computer Lab at the time.

Mills.


Denise P. - Aug 26, 2005 7:37 am (#1848 of 2984)

When you are doing the happy dance since your favorite online comic, Sluggy Freelance, is doing their third Harry Potter parody finally!


Liz Mann - Aug 26, 2005 9:14 am (#1849 of 2984)

Can I just ask why people continuously insist on reading this thread while eating and drinking when they know they're in danger of spewing said food and drink over their computer?

...when everytime you watch Spiderman 2 you relate it to Harry Potter.


Elanor - Aug 26, 2005 9:28 am (#1850 of 2984)

...when you bring out of his shell a timid new student of your class, who has a great HP schoolbag, by telling him you love his bag because you love HP and then by showing him your own HP pens, to prove what you just said!

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Snuffles - Aug 27, 2005 12:51 am (#1851 of 2984)

When after reading Finn's post, it reminds you of a lorry that you saw saying 'Owl Transport' and you wonder if thats how the Hogwarts owls travel when they are tired!!


Elanor - Aug 27, 2005 7:55 am (#1852 of 2984)

...when buying some books in a local small bookshop you notice a great French HBP release poster (for october the 1rst) and you can't help but tell the shop assistant, hopefully, that you love it.

...when the said shop assistant ask you at once if you want it because she has another one and you thank her grinning from ear to ear.

...when you wish you could have taken a picture of the same said shop assistant when, answering her remark about you being able to read the HBP soon, you tell her casually you read it on July 16th actually, and in one day.

...when the whole thing makes your day.


Madam Pince - Aug 27, 2005 8:35 am (#1853 of 2984)

Elanor, that is a great day! What does the poster look like?


Elanor - Aug 27, 2005 8:52 am (#1854 of 2984)

The French cover looks a lot like the Marie GrandPré one and it shows DD and Harry under the trees, with DD showing something to Harry. There is a big "Harry Potter" written on it (in the lightning bolt writing) and, under, in a smaller writing, "et le Prince de Sang-Mêlé". There are also the covers of the 5 first books, in small, at the bottom of the poster.

It is great! I've put it on the wall in the corridor, next to my office door so that DD seems to show the entrance of my office to Harry!


Madam Pince - Aug 27, 2005 8:59 am (#1855 of 2984)

....when you wish you were a teacher (almost!) so you could decorate your office with cool Harry Potter stuff like Elanor did!


septentrion - Aug 27, 2005 10:19 am (#1856 of 2984)

well done Elanor !

...when youcheck out a bunch of books about alchemy from your library because of the alchemy thread

..when looking for a reference (the tiara in the weasley family), you read the pages relating Snape's actions during the battle and burst into tears because you really can't believe he's a DE at heart and because DD's death still hurts.


Liz Mann - Aug 27, 2005 10:27 am (#1857 of 2984)

Septentrion - he may not be a Death Eater really. There's plenty of room for doubt.


irish flutterby - Aug 27, 2005 6:42 pm (#1858 of 2984)

...When you think, "Maybe I'll wait for someone else to read the 7th book and tell me about it, because I don't think I could bear to find out without warning that Snape is evil, Harry is dead, Harry did not end up with Ginny, or another of Harry's loved ones has died."

...when you follow that though with another. "What? Of course I'm going to read it the day it comes out. Was I out of my mind?"


freshwater - Aug 27, 2005 8:56 pm (#1859 of 2984)

....when you notice the name on a new store is "Avada" and your heart skips a beat before you read on that it is a hearing aid store.


haymoni - Aug 28, 2005 3:56 am (#1860 of 2984)

when you see in your Church bulletin that the GOF group will be meeting. You get excited until you realize that they are the "Generations of Faith" group. Sheesh!


Elanor - Aug 28, 2005 7:15 am (#1861 of 2984)

LOL Haymoni!

...when, preparing lessons for your first grade students, you usually shorten the name of a character used to teach them maths, Dédé, by DD in your notes and it makes you smile each time you write it.

...when you want to put Madam Pince's mind at ease: I put the poster near my office's door at home, not at school, I'm afraid my students would ruin it before the end of the week if I put it there... **shivering at that thought**

...when Madam Pince's post makes you think it could be great if I could find another one to put in the school library though and you give your brother, who is in another bookstore's shop assistant good books, the job of finding another one.


septentrion - Aug 28, 2005 8:46 am (#1862 of 2984)

...when you can't keep up a serious conversation with your husband because you're very tired but find some force when your mind begins to think about the time line of the events at the beginning of HBP.

...when you spend a good part of a sunny Sunday afternoon on said time line.


Madam Pince - Aug 28, 2005 9:18 am (#1863 of 2984)

LOL, septentrion! I had to hide my pages of scrap paper covered with calendar markings and cross-throughs when Mr. Pince came home. I just didn't want to go through the explanations...


septentrion - Aug 28, 2005 9:53 am (#1864 of 2984)

LOL madam Pince. Would have had a SPEW moment had I been drinking...we're all the same, aren't we ?


Puck - Aug 28, 2005 9:07 pm (#1865 of 2984)

When you come here to pass the time while timing contractions -which have stopped -again.


Eponine - Aug 29, 2005 6:30 am (#1866 of 2984)

When your husband suggests you take Excedrin for a headache, but you hear Ex-Cedric and you are sad because Cedric died.


Elfcat - Aug 29, 2005 3:45 pm (#1867 of 2984)

...when you have finally taken up poking people and saying "bother!"

...when the two friends you were doing this too started poking back saying "annoy" and "pester" and you tell them they're doing it wrong

...when later that day you take said friends to [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] to educate them

...when a third one of your friends has never heard of potterpuppetpals, but is nonetheless well versed in the "bother" game

...when one of your friends isn't paying attetion to you in class so you start writing "bother bother bother bother bother..." in the margins of her chemistry notes

...when you keep a little notebook shoved in beside the speaker on your computer desk for the purpose of making notes about the forum


haymoni - Aug 29, 2005 7:09 pm (#1868 of 2984)

when "bother, bother, bother" reminds you of "Potter, Potter, Potter, Potter, Potter, Potter, Potter...Weasley, Weasley"


MWPP - Aug 29, 2005 8:23 pm (#1869 of 2984)

... when you trade emormous smiles with your HP fan sister at a familyh get together when one of your aunts says "yes, they do that," not, of course, realizing that she has just quoted your favorite line from HBP

... when you get an AP Psychology book that is nearly falling apart and instinctively remind yourself to beware of any mysterious notes written in the margins...


Puck - Aug 29, 2005 8:26 pm (#1870 of 2984)

When someone mentions if the water table in New orleans gets high enough it may actually cause bodies to come up from the ground, and you want to shriek "NO! Not the Inferi!"

Oh, to tell the truth, "bother" actually remimds me of Pooh Bear. "What are you playing at" reminds me of HP, as does "I'm not that fussed."


Stephanie M. - Aug 29, 2005 10:01 pm (#1871 of 2984)

...When you are at the US Open and hear a cell phone go off (in the silence of the crowd) and the ring tone is HEDWIG'S THEME!!!!! (That excuses everything!)

... When you think you hear people screaming at Nadal, "AGUAMENTI!!!" but you are pretty sure that you miss heard what they were saying.


septentrion - Aug 30, 2005 12:16 am (#1872 of 2984)

...when you choose to smile instead of being outraged when your husband says "wimbledon" instead of "Dumbledore" in memory of DD's sense of humour. You've guessed my husband is a muggle, although not of the Dursleys sort.


Finn BV - Aug 30, 2005 7:24 am (#1873 of 2984)

... When you think you hear people screaming at Nadal, "AGUAMENTI!!!" but you are pretty sure that you miss heard what they were saying.

Probably something in Spanish, Steph, beginning with agua. Was it his coach or some Spanish people in the crowd?

… when you can't sleep at 12:30 in the morning so you decided to come here.


Stephanie M. - Aug 30, 2005 9:17 am (#1874 of 2984)

It was Spanish people in the crowd. I know I heard something sounding like Ti at the end and I'm pretty sure they all screamed Agua! so I think I put it all together and came up with "AGUAMENTI!!!"

A huge group of people were screaming it all at the same time. And they were waving a flag from Spain. So they were most likely speaking Spanish.


Hermionefan(#1) - Aug 30, 2005 3:16 pm (#1875 of 2984)

When someone mentions if the water table in New orleans gets high enough it may actually cause bodies to come up from the ground, and you want to shriek "NO! Not the Inferi!" That's exactly what I thought when I heard about it!!!


Madam Pince - Aug 30, 2005 4:00 pm (#1876 of 2984)

... when you just finished reading the chapter "The Cave," and your son puts the miniature Harry Potter action-figure in his Adventure Rangers canoe and floats him around the tub, and it makes you sad because Harry is in the boat all alone without Dumbledore....

...when you have to smile because the Hermione miniature action-figure is wearing a pink hoodie, and you think of all the Forum people who hated that!


Puck - Aug 30, 2005 7:15 pm (#1877 of 2984)

When you run into the room to hit the record button on the TiVo when you notice your child's Cyberchase cartoon is a spoof of CoS. (The school was "Frogwarts", the head master called "Stumblesnore", and the bad guy was trying to get wizards to look at this eye thing that turnes them into salamanders when they see it.)


Liz Mann - Aug 31, 2005 6:19 am (#1878 of 2984)

...when you're on the train talking to your friend but get distracted into silence when someone gets on and walks past you holding a HBP book.

...when you ask your friend, who's sitting nearer him, to tell you what page he's on.

...when as you walk past him to get off the train you glance over at his book and then say to your friend, "He's up to The Cave!"

...when it amuses you to come on here and find that Madam Pince is also on that chapter.


Wizadora - Aug 31, 2005 10:02 am (#1879 of 2984)

You watch your husband out of the corner of your eye as he reads HBP and attempt to keep a blank face when he tells you his theories!!! He is convinvced Snape is the one going to die (as he knows someone dies). I can't wait to see his face when he gets to that part.


septentrion - Aug 31, 2005 11:17 am (#1880 of 2984)

Oh Wizadora, that would be priceless !


T Brightwater - Aug 31, 2005 1:48 pm (#1881 of 2984)

...when you're admiring a colorful sunset with your husband, and suddenly he asks "Who do the people on the Forum think is going to take over the Order of the Phoenix?"


irish flutterby - Aug 31, 2005 4:20 pm (#1882 of 2984)

Wizadora, I wouldn't have wanted to see my face, because I wept. Gushing tears.

T. Brightwater, wish my husband was that romantic. Mine would just talk about the colors or what a great photo it would make. Sad

..when you're a little envious of T brightwater because her husband is so romantic as to ask her questions about the forum. He must really care. About your interests and the books.


Mrs Brisbee - Sep 1, 2005 12:21 pm (#1883 of 2984)

You watch your husband out of the corner of your eye as he reads HBP and attempt to keep a blank face when he tells you his theories!!! He is convinvced Snape is the one going to die (as he knows someone dies). I can't wait to see his face when he gets to that part. --Wizadora

I read it first too, and my husband kept peppering my with this theory or that! I really had to practise my poker face too, especially when he would hit upon a correct theory. It was a relief when he finally finished, so we could discuss what had happened freely (He thinks DD faked his death, and I think DD is dead dead dead).


T Brightwater - Sep 1, 2005 1:05 pm (#1884 of 2984)

T. Brightwater, wish my husband was that romantic. Mine would just talk about the colors or what a great photo it would make. Sad

flutterby, he's been known to do both of those, but he's also almost as much of a Potterfan as I am. He made a wand and a broom as presents for a friend of ours, (we labeled the broom a Lagbolt because we couldn't trust her with anything faster, even if she is roughly contemporary with McGonagall,) and often comes out with comments like "You'd think by now all the students would have learned to stay away from Harry during final exams, because You-Know-Who is sure to turn up."

He tells me he doesn't have time to read the Forum; I tell him that's never stopped me!


Elanor - Sep 1, 2005 1:28 pm (#1885 of 2984)

...when some musicians spend the day at school, to talk about their instruments to the kids, and the only reason you're not mad at the clarinettist that plays for hours in the classroom next to yours -making your life really more difficult- is that he plays "Hedwig's theme" perfectly and every half an hour...

...when it is the turn of your class to meet him and, as the kids don't recognise the theme at first, you put your hand up saying "I know, I know!", what they found really funny.

...when you find it great that they chose September first, a very HP date, to do that.


Wizadora - Sep 1, 2005 1:53 pm (#1886 of 2984)

Well - my husband observation revealed a non Harry Potter fan to utter a "Hummm - Snape kicked ass" at the vital moment. And in his layman's opinion (which annoyingly tend to be right) he thinks DD is dead and Snape is good - his reason? The 7th book would be dull if they were not!!!!! Imagine how little there would be to read on the forum if we all thought it was that simple.


The giant squid - Sep 1, 2005 2:49 pm (#1887 of 2984)

He tells me he doesn't have time to read the Forum--T Brightwater

What was it Ron said about priorities...?


MWPP - Sep 1, 2005 5:31 pm (#1888 of 2984)

When you proudly wear your GoF movie tee shirt on your first day of school.

when buying that shirt the day before completely made your day.


Marie E. - Sep 1, 2005 7:07 pm (#1889 of 2984)

...when there is a watery, rushing noise in the bathroom adjoining your classroom and you look at your co-teacher and say, "there goes Myrtle again".

...when you've got all the teachers in your room saying it now. And we're so fond of saying it that none of us have mentioned it to our boss that something possible needs fixing. (It sounds like the toilet is flushing itself.)


Elanor - Sep 1, 2005 9:52 pm (#1890 of 2984)

LOL Marie! I love the story and your new avatar (especially the SW reference ).

...when you're at your brother's, who lives in the country (in the middle of nowhere), and looking at his quite anarchic vegetable garden you ask him if he had some trouble with gnomes recently...


The giant squid - Sep 2, 2005 4:01 am (#1891 of 2984)

It sounds like the toilet is flushing itself

...When your first reaction to this is, "Sounds like Peeves has relocated."


Ludicrous Patents Office - Sep 2, 2005 8:18 pm (#1892 of 2984)

When you welcome a new class of 6th graders to the library and many of them are Harry Potter fans. One girl checked out the whole series except HBP. She has it at home!

When you go into a bathroom at a district building and a sign proclaims "Moaning Myrtle lives here" the toilet is clearly labeled Myrtle. And it does moan when flushed. LPO


Hermionefan(#1) - Sep 4, 2005 10:56 am (#1893 of 2984)

... when your mom tells you to get some napkins so you point your fork at the box of napkins and say, "Accio Napkins!"


Liz Mann - Sep 5, 2005 9:26 am (#1894 of 2984)

...when you think about HP a lot towards the end of your holiday - about reading the books, writing your fanfic, playing the video games, working on your website etc.


Oliver Wood - Sep 5, 2005 12:36 pm (#1895 of 2984)

...when on the first day of school members of your administration get up to give a start of semster speech, and you can't help but think how much the associate principal sounds like Argus Filch.

...when after relizing the similarity you can't help but start to giggle, and your friend sitting next to you has to punch you in the arm to shut you up.

...when the whole thing is broadcast on closed circuit tv, and you almost hope some one saw so that you could explain how much the principal really does sound like Filch.


Marie E. - Sep 5, 2005 9:28 pm (#1896 of 2984)

...when you see a mom at the roller skating rink reading HBP and can't help commenting on it.


Snuffles - Sep 6, 2005 1:10 am (#1897 of 2984)

Marie - I hope she wasn't skating at the time!!


Denise P. - Sep 6, 2005 6:54 am (#1898 of 2984)

When you are playing Book Worm on a Gameboy and cackle in delight when it accepts "prat" and "prats" as valid words.


Oliver Wood - Sep 6, 2005 1:56 pm (#1899 of 2984)

...when you and your friends revel in spending hours of time with each other trying to stump the others with HP trivia. (do you remember the exact amount of the bet the Weasley twins placed with Ludo Bagman)


Finn BV - Sep 6, 2005 3:46 pm (#1900 of 2984)

… when there's somebody on the tennis court next to you named Cassandra, and every time somebody calls her name you can't help but think of the name "Vablatsky" and finally by the end of the lesson you know who Cassandra Vablatsky is – the author of Unfogging the Future!

… when at dinner time there's not a lot of light but there is one of those light sensor things nearby so you take your spoon and go over to the sensor and say "Lumos" and hope that just as you finish the incantation the light turns on. Sometimes it works, other times, it takes forever, and finally when you want to give up it just turns un. :::frustrated::: Why couldn't life be as easy as magic?

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Elfcat - Sep 8, 2005 8:25 am (#1901 of 2984)

...when you're playing HALO 2 and the flashight won't stay turned on so you get all frustrated and yell "LUMOS DANG IT YOU STUPID FLASHLIGHT!!!!!"

...when you really like your dad's idea of dowlaoding a HP ringtone to asigning to your friend-who-looks-like-Harry's phone number

...hen previously mentioned friend just read above entry over your shoulder and said "DON'T TELL THEM THAT!!" and you're like "calm down already, they already knew about you." I don't think he was reassured.


Liz Mann - Sep 9, 2005 7:43 am (#1902 of 2984)

...when you are once again angry over the new movie pictures of the trio and imagining all the things that you'd like to say to the movie makers and seeing the bewildered shock their faces when they find out about so many people not liking what they're doing. "What do you mean they don't want Hermione to be a sexy Bond Girl?!"


els - Sep 9, 2005 9:18 am (#1903 of 2984)

When you receive the most recent LEGO catalog and are excited to see the new movie Harry Potter building sets. The pictures are much better than what's on the internet and they have a cute Lucious Malfoy figure in a Death Eater costume.

~els


Eponine - Sep 9, 2005 11:09 am (#1904 of 2984)

When you are also excited about the new Lego catalog. Death Eater Legos aren't that menacing.

When you see this article about the city where you grew up, and you are just as pleased as can be about it.


Ludicrous Patents Office - Sep 10, 2005 8:59 am (#1905 of 2984)

Great article Eponine! Though I'm afraid he won't be up there very long. Once you start reading you can't stop.

When you wish you could be sent to the roof to read HBP! LPO


Madam Pince - Sep 10, 2005 10:20 am (#1906 of 2984)

No kidding! On July 16th I was wishing I could be on the roof -- or at least someplace where everyone would LEAVE ME ALONE for a couple hours so I could read!

That was a great story, Eponine! What a cool administrator!


Snuffles - Sep 10, 2005 2:25 pm (#1907 of 2984)

When you don't mind in the slightest that hubby has gone out on a Saturday night and left you in alone, cos it means you can spend more time reading the Lex, without interuptions, and then having to explain WHY you spend so much time reading the Lex!!


Elfcat - Sep 12, 2005 8:37 am (#1908 of 2984)

...when you are highly confused by Liz Mann's rant about bond-girl Hermione and must ask: What pictures are you looking at, Liz? I can't find any that meet that desciption.


Liz Mann - Sep 12, 2005 1:42 pm (#1909 of 2984)

Hee hee! I was just referring to the fact that they seem to have turned her into the stereotypical image of every guy's dream (almost), like the Bond Girls are - sexy, vivacious, often dangerous (don't cross her!) and smart but still needing her main man's protection some of the time, and in this film she starts dating so if they keep in the 'she's playing Harry by seeing Krum on the side' rumour, the whole thing is going to make her look like a femme fatale in a way (except the cheating on Harry part was only a rumour, but she is certainly making Ron jealous in her going after Krum).

...when you go to the library to get out the first three HP books because you want to read them in hard back.

...when you are in a state of angry disbelief when TWO of your local libraries only have books five and six!


Hermionefan(#1) - Sep 12, 2005 2:56 pm (#1910 of 2984)

Liz, I definately understand what you're talking about. I was really mad about what they did to her in the 3rd movie.

... when you and your friend have promised to read the Goblet of Fire at least two more times before the movie in order to make the most accurate notes on what they did wrong in the movie.

...when you already have a list of what they've done wrong and you've only seen the trailer.

...when you and your friend are already trying to convince your parents to let you go to the midnight premiere, even though its a school night.


irish flutterby - Sep 12, 2005 3:57 pm (#1911 of 2984)

...when this makes, like, the sixth time I've logged on to theforum today.

...when you are a little embarassed that you didn't think to re-read GOF before the movie came out, since you were so dismally unimpressed with POA.


Joanna S Lupin - Sep 13, 2005 11:27 am (#1912 of 2984)
Edited by Sep 13, 2005 11:45 am

... when you listen to the PotterCast's impersonations contest, and when you hear a Gina from New York impersonating Snape, you are convinced it is Gina R. Snape!

... when you come to the Forum to demand confirmation! LOL

... when you instantly recognize a poster by his/her font, emoticons etc. not to mention avatar.


Liz Mann - Sep 14, 2005 4:19 am (#1913 of 2984)

Yes, Joanna, it was Gina R Snape. She said so on her Live Journal. Go vote for her!


Joanna S Lupin - Sep 14, 2005 5:41 am (#1914 of 2984)

I did! Very Happy

What's a Live Journal though?


Liz Mann - Sep 14, 2005 7:14 am (#1915 of 2984)

Live Journal.


mandygagner - Sep 12, 2005 10:10 pm (#1916 of 2984)

Hi all, I just wanted to share this, I stopped at a candy store and saw something that sparked my eye, harry potter candies! Of course I wanted to try the berni botts every flavor ones, and the are amazingly... disgusting! My first one was dirt, very realistic. Second was earwax, which made me nearly vomit, and I gave up,meanwhile my husband had a dirt, sardine, earthworm, and a vomit one, gagging and laughing hysterically the whole time. I later tried the grass one, which was actually kind of nice.... I just thought it was cool!


Steve Newton - Sep 13, 2005 6:17 am (#1917 of 2984)

What kind of grass? Being from the 60s this is ambiguous to me.


Snuffles - Sep 13, 2005 6:33 am (#1918 of 2984)

I think she means the green type that animals eat Steve, but if you know of any other, please explain!!!


Steve Newton - Sep 13, 2005 6:52 am (#1919 of 2984)

Um.........no comment.


Denise P. - Sep 14, 2005 7:51 am (#1920 of 2984)

Family friendly please, let's not stray into an area that is better off not being on the Forum


septentrion - Sep 15, 2005 12:54 pm (#1921 of 2984)

...when attending a boring meeting, you discretly read some mugglenet essays you had previously printed, knowing the meeting would be boring.


Hermionefan(#1) - Sep 15, 2005 3:40 pm (#1922 of 2984)

... when you are positively thrilled that your piano teacher lends you her Harry Potter piano book.


Finn BV - Sep 15, 2005 5:11 pm (#1923 of 2984)

LOL Septentrion. Planning ahead is good!

Hermionefan, I'm so jealous!! Do you have a scanner……?

… when you see a reference to alchemy in your science textbook, and post it in the Alchemy thread, because it is your first instinct as soon as you see those words!


DM Havox - Sep 15, 2005 5:26 pm (#1924 of 2984)

... when your at work and you open the Halloween candy and are disappointed to see the Jelly Belly's are normal flavors without earwax, vomit and black pepper.

... when fighting traffic home and in a fit call the driver who cut you off a "Stupid muggle."

... when your mp3 player contains more chapters of HP books than songs.

... when you wake up in the middle of the night, and instead of getting a glass of water and heading back to sleep, you check to see if someone replied to your comments on the forum.


Thora - Sep 15, 2005 6:55 pm (#1925 of 2984)

when flipping through the paperwork to put your house up for sale you see the initials RAB and you flip back just to stare in shock. Is it a good thing or a bad thing that my realtor's initials read thus?

When you think it's to bad she's a muggle so you couln't tease her about it...

when a very kind soul sent you a HP cupcake mix from england months ago and you can't bring yourself to bake it... I'd rather frame it half the time. I mean it's just soooooo cool.

Thora


septentrion - Sep 16, 2005 12:03 am (#1926 of 2984)

...when after you've seen GoF trailer, you dream of it. I remember I thought the trailer was so long, nearly as long as a movie, and I couldn't wait to see the movie. And before you ask, Liz, if you find my dream interesting enough for your website, you can pick it

...when the 1st thing you think when waking up is you have to put that on the forum.


Finn BV - Sep 16, 2005 6:23 am (#1927 of 2984)

… when you see someone photocopying something and the cover is open… so there is a flash of green light that appears on their face and it resembles something very familiar…


Dame Peverell - Sep 16, 2005 7:01 am (#1928 of 2984)

-when you ditch all your guilt and embrace chocolate as a therapeutic necessity you have to force on yourself, like medicine. (Now if only the HMO would see it that way!)

-when you throw your hubby in the dog house for not just staying out late, but staying out late with your book.


Elfcat - Sep 16, 2005 7:22 am (#1929 of 2984)

...When watching the news this morning you think how much the new anchorlady looks like Narcissa Malfoy

...when you keep your windows Media Player set to display "Alchemy: Randomization" as the visual not only because it's the coolest looking one, but because of the name


irish flutterby - Sep 16, 2005 8:38 am (#1930 of 2984)

"... when your mp3 player contains more chapters of HP books than songs.

... when you wake up in the middle of the night, and instead of getting a glass of water and heading back to sleep, you check to see if someone replied to your comments on the forum"""

Me too.

...when you really aren't sure what to do with yourself because you're hubby takes your only working computer into the shop.

...when he returns with your computer and the first thing you do is log on to the forum to check your favorite threads.


Thora - Sep 16, 2005 9:02 am (#1931 of 2984)

-when you ditch all your guilt and embrace chocolate as a therapeutic necessity you have to force on yourself, like medicine. (Now if only the HMO would see it that way!) -Dame Peverell

My Doctor does, does that count? He's always justifying my chocolate habit for me, bless him.

Thora


Liz Mann - Sep 16, 2005 11:40 am (#1932 of 2984)

...when you go outside in a cold to walk up and down and read (for air, excercise, and a chance to read) but because it's Philosopher's Stone you're reading you don't come in again until you've finished the chapter even though your hands are frozen numb.


Hermionefan(#1) - Sep 17, 2005 1:52 pm (#1933 of 2984)

Yes Finn I have a scanner . Are you allowed to put that stuff on the Internet? 'Cuz I'm not allowed to email that stuff.

...when you try to transfer your piano music onto your violin, and then you are delighted to find that 3 people in your class recognise it.


Herm oh ninny - Sep 17, 2005 10:05 pm (#1934 of 2984)

when your mp3 player contains more chapters of HP books than songs - DM Havox

LOL I have so far put SS, COS, and POA onto my mp3 player. They are great to listen to when I go walking.

....when you are getting directions from map quest for your sister and the print out says to make a right onto Potter Ave, and you get extremely excited!


Stephanie M. - Sep 18, 2005 9:06 am (#1935 of 2984)

...When you are going to school you pass buy all of these trucks that say Cho Yang and you can't help but think "Cho Chang has a truck company?" (I realized this over a year ago but I joined the Forum in May and I must have forgotten about it until I passed by it again.)


Hermionefan(#1) - Sep 20, 2005 2:35 pm (#1936 of 2984)

...When in public restrooms, you point at those automatic motion detector towel dispense thingies and wiggle your finger and say, "Accio paper towel!!"

... when you see someone wearing a shirt that says "I'm a keeper" and you wonder what Quidditch team they play for.


freshwater - Sep 20, 2005 10:19 pm (#1937 of 2984)

....when you get in line to use the copier at school, and just barely stop yourself from saying, "Guess I'll join the queue" because you are in America and we don't say that here.


septentrion - Sep 21, 2005 12:23 am (#1938 of 2984)

...when you seriously think of alerting the authorities of a case of dementor breeding because there's such a silly mist outside when you wake up.


Snuffles - Sep 21, 2005 12:26 am (#1939 of 2984)

...When you think that Septentrion must have used the Patronus Charm, as the silly mist has moved to my window now!!


Eponine - Sep 21, 2005 6:46 am (#1940 of 2984)

When you start your new job at a library and are tickled to discover the children's department has a life size statue of Dobby.

When you wonder how you could sneak it out without anyone noticing.


Neville Longbottom - Sep 21, 2005 1:42 pm (#1941 of 2984)

You know you're a Harry Potter fan when you are reading "Emma" by Jane Austen, reading about a character called Miss Prince and automatically assume her first name is Eileen.


irish flutterby - Sep 21, 2005 4:26 pm (#1942 of 2984)

...when you're watching Hitchiker's Guide to teh Galaxy and you're the first one to recognize (by about the second word) that Martin is Alan Rickman.

..when you're thankful that you are a Potty (and in general a fan of a lot of British media) because while your friends sit there looking confunded, you get some of the more British humor. (such as the line: "Leave this to me. I'm British. I know how to queue.)

thanks for reminding me, freshwater Smile *


Elfcat - Sep 22, 2005 9:20 am (#1943 of 2984)

(the robot's name is Marvin by the way, irish flutterby)

...when you had a tremendous dust storm in the valley and the reduced visibility makes you think of dementors even though it is much to hot and gritty out for them

...when you finnally find an awesome LOTR website and one of the first things you do is to go to the thread marked "non-LOTR website recomendations" to post the Lex

...when you find that someone has done it already and immediately find a place to ask if anyone you know is on the LOTR site (does [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] sound fammiliar to anyone?)


irish flutterby - Sep 22, 2005 3:17 pm (#1944 of 2984)

(the robot's name is Marvin by the way, irish flutterby)

Thanks ever so much.

...when you have been off the forum for a few days and get annoyed that they split the Snape thread and no one told you.

...when you decide, since you didn't read the muncher schedule thread, to just print out all the (70) posts you are behind to read in your spare time.


Elanor - Sep 23, 2005 9:36 am (#1945 of 2984)

...when you do researches in 18th century parish registers, amongst baptismal certificates, and you think that that kind of act would still fit perfectly with the HP universe.

...when you have fun afterwards imagining Harry's baptismal certificate, as it would have been written in the 17th or 18th century (imagining that Petunia would be his godmother, though you know she is not). It would be something like that:

Harry James, son of James Potter, wizard, and Lily Evans Potter, witch, his father and mother, was born and has been baptized on July 31th 1980 in the Godric's Hollow church by Mr Curate of the aforementioned place, the undersigned. His godfather was Mr Sirius Black, marauder, trouble maker, and miss Petunia Evans Dursley, wife of Vernon Dursley, drills maker, who have signed with us.

...when imagining that makes your day...


Marie E. - Sep 23, 2005 7:24 pm (#1946 of 2984)

...when getting a new cell phone you see that your sales rep has the last name McGonagle and you literally have to bite your tongue to stop from asking her if she's related to Minerva.


freshwater - Sep 24, 2005 5:56 pm (#1947 of 2984)

....when driving you pass a store named "Malkin's" and do a double-take as you think "I didn't know Madam Malkin's had a branch store here".

......when during the double-take you realize it's a carpet store and are unreasonably disappointed.


Madam Pince - Sep 25, 2005 12:19 pm (#1948 of 2984)

Ah, but freshwater, perhaps Madam Malkin has branched out into the flying carpet business? It makes sense -- all textiles, basically, right? Ali Bashir is going to lose his corner on the market....


timrew - Sep 25, 2005 3:53 pm (#1949 of 2984)

Yes, freshwater. You should have gone in and asked about the flying carpets. I bet that would have made the owner's day!


DM Havox - Sep 25, 2005 6:28 pm (#1950 of 2984)

Flying carpets are in the back, just tap the 3rd tassel to the left of that wonderful ornamental rug on the wall back there...

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