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Tell Us About Yourself (August 29, 2003 to April 15, 2011)

Post  Lady Arabella on Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:35 pm

The following is an archive of material originally posted on the Harry Potter Lexicon Forum, hosted by World Crossing, which ceased operations on April 15, 2011.


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Post  Lady Arabella on Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:36 pm

Kip Carter - Aug 29, 2003 9:24 am Reply
Edited Jul 11, 2006 7:15 pm

Use this discussion thread to tell the Forum about yourself. With the problems on World Crossing over the last three months, we have "enjoyed" a wide range of experiences. We first were able to use Carina's St. Mungo's Fallout Shelter and then we moved over to the two EZBoard Lexicon Forums, where we needed to obtain new usernames. Tell everyone about yourself again here with your EZBoard name along with the interesting facts about yourself, such as your age, gender, where you live, and other tidbits. I will start it off!

Kip Carter, 63, male, outside of Columbia, South Carolina, USA, Host on the Harry Potter Lexicon Forums, grandfather, have a term on the Forums named after me (kipendo - also spelled other ways - you don't want to know what it means), have been on this forums since they began October 2002, on EZBoard was able to use Kip Carter there also.

Note: I added the following after I had originally posted this thread so that you could look at the original "Tell about yourself" thread for this Forum. The reason is to provide each of you an opportunity to see some of the earlier posts by our members. You will notice that we have a huge variety of ages and nationalities. The link will take you to the top of this thread with 658 messages. Some have posted information about themselves more than once. To read every post, you will need to "enjoy" the fun of World Crossings' system of maneuvering through large threads. This is an excellent thread on which to experiment. Have Fun!

Make sure this thread doesn't get cluttered with chitchat! It should be used only for new members to introduce themselves and tell us something about themselves.

If you wish to welcome the new members and/or provide advice, use the Chat and Greeting Thread for Members thread. This was also explained by Host Marè- in her Jul 20, 2005 post.

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Haggis and Irn Bru - Aug 29, 2003 10:38 am (#1 of 2004)

Hi all. I am new on WX but have been posting as Irn Bru rules for a month or so on EZBoard. I am 27 (female) was born in Scotland but am now living in Birmingham (England).

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Sly Girl - Aug 29, 2003 10:46 am (#2 of 2004)

Saluations everyone. Was Sly Girl there, am Sly Girl here. (actually, in the beginning, oh so long ago, I was Slytherin Girl, but people kept confusing me with Slytherin Prefect so I cut it down to Sly Girl)

I'm 32, female last time I checked, in Phoenix Arizona, USA, not married, no kids, want to be a writer when I grow up and even though I am in Slytherin I have a soft spot for any Weasley (especially Ron)because I like red heads who make me laugh.

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Pinky - Aug 29, 2003 10:51 am (#3 of 2004)
Edited Aug 29, 2003 11:52 am

I was Pinkylexiconfan on the EZ boards. Just Pinky here. The Pinky refers to the "Pinky and the Brain" cartoon series by WB. When I first introduced myself here, I said that I feel like Pinky in the midst of so many Brains. For those that haven't watched these wonderful cartoons, Pinky is a bumbling nitwit of a lab mouse, while Brain is a lab mouse that is a genius.

I'm female, 26, and live outside of Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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rettoP yrraH - Aug 29, 2003 11:06 am (#4 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Aug 29, 2003 12:07 pm

Okey Dokey! My turn!

Hi my name is Sam (which is a guys name most of the time so yes I am Male) and I'm a Potterholic...Ok ok...

My name on EZ was JackSamuels. I'm 19 years old as of tommorow (party in St. Mungos.)I live in the 'burbs of Cleveland Ohio USA. As I stated before I am a guy but don't let that scare you.

You can say that I am the resident Peeves here, just not nasty like peeves...a nice caring Peeves who insults people by mistake.

I am usaly browsing at night because I have a rather large famaly (10 kids last I counted) I am the self proclamed chatroom junkie you will find me in there most of the time

Now for the Disclamer

For all of you to know, if I insult you or any one you know its allways a joke, unless otherwise stated so don't take any thing personal. Please.

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mischa fan - Aug 29, 2003 11:14 am (#5 of 2004)

Hi everyone, my name is Jim, I am 36 and a huge Harry Potter fan and I am also a Mischa Barton fan, who is an actress, curently seen in FOX's The OC. I was mischafan on EZ and I am mischa fan here. Hope all the new comers have fun here.

Happy Birthday Sam

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fidelio - Aug 29, 2003 11:17 am (#6 of 2004)

I live in Tennessee, work for the state government, and at 45, have to admit that I am a certified grownup, sort of, well, sometimes, anyway. My name is Linda, but except for work, almost no one calls me that; my friends use Theo, which is a short form of the name I use in the Society for Creative Anachronism, which I have belonged to for way too long! I read continually, and have lots of messy hobbies.

Like katdanslevilles, back on the second EZBoard forum, I majored in Classical studies--a long, long time ago.

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Dr.Filibuster - Aug 29, 2003 11:20 am (#7 of 2004)

Susan/sue/su, heck I'll even answer to S, or Dr Filibuster to you lot.

36 yrs old from Cheshire, UK.

Dr Filibuster because my 1st post was on Bonfire night last year when fireworks were going off all over the place.

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icthestrals - Aug 29, 2003 11:29 am (#8 of 2004)

Hello, I joined the temporary forums, so I've never posted here before. I'll have to figure everything out as I go.

I live in Monticello, Fl. and work for state government in Tallahassee. I'm 35, female and my real name is Kim.

I drive most people who know me nuts because I can relate almost everything to Harry Potter, and usually try to!

I still don't know what I want to do when I grow up. I've started over many, many times already!

I need directions here, I think. Where do we ask questions about how to do stuff (pictures, etc.)?

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A-is-for-Amy - Aug 29, 2003 11:37 am (#9 of 2004)

HI! I was AmyAlpin on the EZ Board, and have never been on WX before. I found the Lexicon right after OoP came out. I so glad to have others to dicuss the books with, because everyone I know is sick of hearing me talk about them. I am a female, 32, and live in Chandler, AZ. I have two boys underthe age of 6. I teach Rubber Stamping at a local store a few times a month, and otherwise am a full-time mom.

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Detail Seeker - Aug 29, 2003 11:40 am (#10 of 2004)

Hello back home, everybody ! Since about January, when I found this forum, I have been known under Detail Seeker. Real name: Immo, 39, single, living in Berlin, Germany. Professions: Soldier first, then engineer (material sciences), working in R&D of a tool (especially drill)-producing firm, so Maré -is she back already ? - thinks I am Vernon Dursley in disguise. Good, get going...

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Gina R Snape - Aug 29, 2003 11:47 am (#11 of 2004)

Hi everyone!!!

My name is Gina R Snape. I was Gina R Snape on EZBoard as I am here, and hope to remain so for a long time.

I am 34. I live in NYC, where I run a homeless shelter f/t and teach social work to graduate students (as a lowly adjunct at Fordham University).

In case you haven't figured it out, I'm married to Professor Snape. But even though I'm a slytherin, I'm still partial to Lupin and, as of late, in appreciation of the hijinx of the Weasley twins. So, welcome all you newcomers to the WX board! Please stop by the St. Mungos thread on the fanfiction side and have a free Snape (like Snapple) drink on the house. (You'll get the joke if you read the thread).

And Happy birthday, Sam.

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Carla Hodge - Aug 29, 2003 11:51 am (#12 of 2004)

Hey everyone.

I'm Carla, I'm 19, I'm in England, I'm a lazy uni student. I think that's all....oh, and I was on EZ as Bondvillain2k.

I've been away for a while (unintentionally through a medical problem) but now back ready for lots of Harry Pee.

Roll on Book Six! *drums fingers impatiently on desk*

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Moony's Heir - Aug 29, 2003 12:21 pm (#13 of 2004)

Hi everyone,some of you know me as Godriclupin , I am entirely new to this forum as I joined in the EZboard. Well, I seem to be the only asian in here,as I haven't found anyone else. I live in the state of Kerala(never mind if you don't know it) in home-sweet-home India. I am 17 years old and has just started my college. So..that's it pretty much......ciao.

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Viola Intonada - Aug 29, 2003 12:25 pm (#14 of 2004)
Edited Aug 29, 2003 1:27 pm

Hi! Everyone,

My name is Michelle and I am 34 years old (female). I have a degree in Microbiology, but for the most part I am a stay at home mom. I have two girls ages 6 and 7 who are also Harry Potter fans, hubby however is not a huge fan. I also live in the Cleveland Burbs. I am an amateur violist and love viola jokes. I first found the lexicon just as all of the problems started, so I never got to post here. I was on both of the temporary boards, and have always got to keep my name. I guess there is not a huge viola following Smile Oh, and I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up either.

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mollis - Aug 29, 2003 12:33 pm (#15 of 2004)

Hello all. This is my first time ever on a forum like this, and I am very excited. As difficult as it may seem to believe, I am in fact 26. I was thrilled to find this web site and all of the other people my age who are also Harry freaks! My husband was starting to make me feel that I was a little odd reading the same books for the third and fourth times. I have a master's degree in botany and work from home in Virginia, although I have lived the first 25 years of my life in the midwest (Kansas and Nebraska). So, I'll probably be around alot when I get the hang of this and I look forward to getting to know you all through our common obsession!

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Leprechaun Jack! - Aug 29, 2003 12:57 pm (#16 of 2004)
Edited Aug 29, 2003 1:57 pm

Hi All'

Was J Smith-Capp on WX ,became Leprechaun Jack On one of the forums, decided to keep it , so here I am.

36 y/o male,living in Staten Island,Ny I'm an EMT and training to become a Polysomnographt ( Sleep Study Tech )

AHHHHH to be home again

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Lyssers - Aug 29, 2003 1:29 pm (#17 of 2004)

Ah, to be back! I was on both temp. boards. Each time with a different name. First it was PepsiBlueChick, then Queen Lyssa I, now it's Lyssers.

My real name is Alyssa, I live in good old PA, and have just started my first year at high school. My birthday is in a few weeks where I will become fourteen. Squee. *feels so young*

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megfox - Aug 29, 2003 1:48 pm (#18 of 2004)
Edited Aug 29, 2003 2:55 pm

Hello, Hello, Hello!

My name is Meg, and I am a 24 year old high school teacher who lives in the beautiful town of York, Maine, with my boyfriend Andy (who is known as Faux (pronounced "fox" like his last name) here, but I think as of right now he is still just a lurker), his 2 1/2 year old son Noah, a cockatiel named Zazu and a hamster named Obi. I have been on this forum since the second day of it's existence, and have loved just about every single last second of it. I also enjoy horseback riding, reading, softball (I coached our Varsity team last year, and we won the Western Maine state championship), the BEACH (!!!) and everything about the state of Maine, including lobster and clam chowda. I also love all of the people here, and I am SOO glad that we are back, because my Mac and EZBoard did not get along so well!

Cheers! Meg

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wormsé - Aug 29, 2003 1:55 pm (#19 of 2004)

Don't worry Lyssers!! I'm 14, and just started my Freshman year in High school as well! I've been on World crossing since November 2002, I believe, and joined both the temporary forums. On EZboard I was known as LinneyW.... and if you feel the imense need, you can call me Wormsè. Yeah, weird I know... I do backstage for the school plays this year and when we introduced ourselves, a senior named Derek thought I said Wormsy.... Lindsay... Wormsy... yeah. I decided to become a French worm and did the è thing.... (that's just me...) Anyways, it's great to be back, and I can't wait to join all the discussions!

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Liz Mann - Aug 29, 2003 1:58 pm (#20 of 2004)

Nice to see you again, Meg. I dunno if you got my second email about the ezboard or not. My computer's got one of those darn virus's that's going around so it might not have sent it. Oh well, we're all back now, anyway, and hopefully now we'll see all the members we lost in all the moving around again.

Hey all! I was Liz Mann on WX, Liz Mann on EZ and am still Liz Mann now. I'm 17 and from Essex in England and studying English, Media Studies and Psychology at college (oh, and an additional course in creative writing - see fan fiction forum ). I love this forum because apart from my creative writing teacher it's the only place I can find people as potty about Potter as I am. I know people who like the books, but they're not Potties like me.

See you all around!

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Saralinda - Aug 29, 2003 2:00 pm (#21 of 2004)

True name Kayte, 56 years old and still not grown up. Married mom and multiple grandma. Owner of a large black dog, owned by six cats. I posted on the EZ boards as, um, Saralinda. (Saralinda is my boss cat, and Official Poultry-Geist.) I'm a writer and editor (mostly boring stuff) near Pittsburgh, PA.

Wow, am I glad to be home!

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Elatia Fishbane - Aug 29, 2003 2:09 pm (#22 of 2004)

Hi Everybody!!! Elatia here, well actually it's Victoria, but Elatia will do just fine. I'm 26 at last count, and live in Oxnard (no comments please) California. I'm a Project Coordinator at a Pharmeceutical company, and have two girls (Rebekah 6, Mary 4). I've been browsing the forum for a while, but only started posting last week to the extra-temporary-forum-annex. I love the discussions and the ideas shared in this place, Harry Potter fans are the best!! Very Happy

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Sassi Fras - Aug 29, 2003 2:24 pm (#23 of 2004)

Hi, I'm Michelle. I was Sassi Fras on EZ Board, so I'm using that here. I'm 27, a teacher, and live in West Virginia. Sorry, in advance, if I mix up people who have changed their name. It may take me a while to get everyone figured out.

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Pigwidgeon - Aug 29, 2003 2:43 pm (#24 of 2004)

Hiya all!

I was Ningerbil at the EZ Board sites, Pigwidgeon here (Pig is fine, by the way) and April in most e-mail correspondence. I'll answer to just about anything.

I'm 29 (NOT looking forward to turning 30), female, I live in Northeast Ohio near Akron and I work for a company that publishes weekly newspapers. I'm associate editor at the largest local weekly.In my spare time, I like to draw, sing, work on my other "full time job" -- that being the HP fanfic my best friend and I are co-authoring (we are a bit obsessed) and spend time with my li'l sis, a fellow Harry Potter fan.

Happy Birthday Sammy!

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timrew - Aug 29, 2003 2:45 pm (#25 of 2004)
Edited Aug 29, 2003 4:14 pm

Hello! I was scrambledeggs on this forum originally. Then when we switched I had to become timrew, because someone else had already taken scrambledeggs (what kind of an idiot was that!)

Anyway, I've decided to stick with timrew, or just Tim, if you prefer. I'm 53, and I live in the UK. It's good to be back!

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W J - Aug 29, 2003 4:03 pm (#26 of 2004)

Hello Everyone! I have been "W J" for almost a year now on WX (I can't believe this forum will be that old in a few weeks!) and I was still "W J" on EZBoard. My name is Wendy and I'm 41. I am a librarian and working on a PhD in Education Technology. In my spare time (Ha!), I volunteer with animal welfare organizations. I love cats and am collecting one in every color.

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Chaser Katie - Aug 29, 2003 4:47 pm (#27 of 2004)

Hello all I am so glad that we are back Yeah:]! I was gryfindor katie bell before but am Chaser Katie now. So many chages in my life since we last posted but I so glad to be back on.

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Brockenhexe - Aug 29, 2003 4:49 pm (#28 of 2004)

I made it !! A little tired and exhausted with all that moving but what the heck. Real name Ariane (formerly known on worldcrossing as "Ari") Decided to stick with Brockenhexe because it reflects my roots. I am originally from Germany, but live now on the outskirts of NYC. Mother of 2 (Audrey,5, who is a small Hermione, right down to her intelectual brilliance and bushy hair and Tom ,2, who happens to be named after my husband's father : ) ) I earn a living as a chef and harbor the fantasy of one day living upstate (NY) and owning a chicken farm and growing and marketing organic herbs and herbal teas.( A very phantastic dream,since I have no clue how to keep chickens and am cursed with a black thumb : ) ) Hobbies (when there is still time left at the end of the day): Reading,copying artwork onto silk scarves,writing,... and oh well, more cooking. Am also part of the HPfG meet- up crew in NYC. (Hi guys!!)

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Carina - Aug 29, 2003 5:17 pm (#29 of 2004)

Hello all! I'm still Carina and I've been addicted to the Lexicon Forum for almost a full year. :silly grin: I'm so glad to be home!

I'm 35, single, no kids except for the 27 in my fourth grade classroom and one hyper rabbit. I live in the greater Los Angeles area of California, just a hop, skip and a jump away from the Rose Bowl. In my spare time (actually, I have no spare time, just procrastination time ), I like to read, cook, and be outdoors.

I love this place because the people are great AND they understand my obsession with a "children's book".

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Cat n’ Fiddle - Aug 29, 2003 6:44 pm (#30 of 2004)

Hi! Has it been a year? I believe I discovered the forum very soon after it was created... I was originally Kytti, but changed to Cat n' Fiddle on the temporary boards. My real name's Kaitlin.

I'm in Nebraska (glad to see I'm not the only mid-westerner- hi mollis!) I play the fiddle and assorted other folky-type instruments. I like making fun of violas.

I'm also 15, just starting my sophmore year in High School. (So glad I'm no longer a freshman!)

The only time in OoP that Harry did what I would have done was when Sirius says "He was only 15..." I'm like "I'm 15!" and then Harry goes "I'm 15!" You tell him, Harry!

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Denise P. - Aug 29, 2003 7:28 pm (#31 of 2004)

Hi all, I am Denise P but changed my user name since we have a Denise S as well. I don't want to confuse people and it does get confusing when we see just Denise in a thread Razz Feel free to call me Denise or Veil, doesn't matter to me.

I am a Stay at home/work at home mom to 8, only 6 currently residing with us. I love to read, cross stitch and think of excuses to avoid running.

I have been with the Lexicon Forum since it was over at ...Bravenet? Was that where it was? I don't remember but it was a few other places before it was here on WX. In any event, I have been hanging around for a long while and am sooo happy to be back on WX with everyone.

I have 2 big baby rottweilers named Daria and Dawson, a lovebird named Shadow, a cockateil named Piper and a dwarf hamster named Sandi.

I am a misplaced Californian living in Tennessee for the past 19 years. My husband and I have been married almost the entire time and he is a career military man.

Uhm, I think that covers it.

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The Great Abbycadabra - Aug 29, 2003 7:59 pm (#32 of 2004)

Hey! I'm Abby, 19 1/6 (birthday 15 June 1984, belated presents are welcome. ), female, and I live in Louisiana, which I don't particularly care for, however, can't do much about it at the moment. I'm a sophomore at uni currently majoring in history, which will soon change to anthropology when I switch schools probably this coming spring. I aspire to get a Ph.D. in Egyptology (archaeology focused on ancient Egypt), and I hope to get there before these strange, unrelated-to-history-in-any-way prerequisites drive me totally insane. I have a somewhat strange, sarcastic/smart alecky sense of humour and sometimes it doesn't seem that I'm joking, but I most probably am. Though it is kinda funny when people don't know what I'm talking about, which happens to me quite often when I reference an obscure pharaoh or relate something to Harry Potter. I like to read, write, draw and occasionally sculpt, watch TV and movies, practice my archery, try to work up the nerve to try out for Jeopardy! again, and work on collecting more things for my many collections. And, of course, discuss/read about/reread Harry Potter.

I've been a Harry fan since May 2000, when my mom forced me to read the first three books. I read practically anything and everything, however, I was reluctant to read Harry (Stupid, stupid me) mainly because my mom doesn't always recommend the best books. But, this happens rarely, so pay attention, I was totally wrong. I am now thoroughly obsessed.

I've been coming to the forum since sometime in its first week of life at WX. I lurked until about January when I finally registered under my magician stage name (If you're ever in Vegas, come see me. ). I mainly read and wander into the chatroom, very seldom posting, however, I do go over to St. Mungo's and play my bagpipe. I also tend to write really long posts. Sorry!

Abby 8-)

Happy Birthday, Sam!! *throws confetti* ..'''.'..'.'.''.'.

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TGF - Aug 29, 2003 8:53 pm (#33 of 2004)

I am TGF... A man of great mystery and darkness. I hail from the wild northlands above your conglomeration of States, scavenging out an existence out of the local game.

Anyway... I like Harry Potter a lot, in fact it has consumed my life utterly. I've been around here for a while, on and off, and look forward to being here for longer.

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mrs sirius - Aug 29, 2003 9:27 pm (#34 of 2004)

Yipee, we're back, nomads no more. I am so glad to be back. I am Maritza. I found the Forum at the end of 2002, I started posting at the start of the new year. I've been a Potterphan since hearing JK interviewed on radio just before the GoF came out. Mostly, I lurk, but occasionally I do post. I have 4 children, my 7 year old son is hooked and now reading PoA. The triplets start kindergarten next week so, I'll have so much more time to lurk about here. I live in Connecticut and can't wait until Oop is translated to Spanish. We are collecting the Harry Potter books in all the languages that we have even the remotest chance of reading them in.

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Marie E. - Aug 29, 2003 9:34 pm (#35 of 2004)
Edited Aug 29, 2003 10:35 pm

Hello!!! I'm Marie (duh!) and I was carlyree323 at the EZboards. I live in Colorado, I'm 33, and I teach kindergarten. I have two daughters ages 6 and 4 and a computer geek husband. I been with the forum since it started here at WX and have loved the intelligent, well-thought out discussions (DIGS excluded).

Happy Birthday, Sam!!!!!!

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Slytherin Prefect - Aug 29, 2003 9:40 pm (#36 of 2004)

My gawd did I ever miss this place.

Those of you who don't know me can count yourself lucky, but your luck has run out. ^_^

My name is Joshua, and I'm a 23-year-old security officer in Austin, TX. I've been with the forum since shortly after it started at WX, have been an avid Harry/Ginny shipper since book 2, and represent for the green and silver in all matters.

I, however, did happen to think the DIGS discussion rather intelligent.

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Caput Draconis - Aug 29, 2003 9:48 pm (#37 of 2004)

'ello 'ello.

Caput Draconis here, was Caput Girl there, I'm really Lauren, 20 in about a month, Aussie, uni student of film type stuff, with classics on the side. My obsessive personality led me to this fine establishment last Christmas day after I'd finished the books. Hiya.

Hey Viola...a viola player arrived at home to find his house had burned to the ground. He asked his neighbour what happened and they replied "Well...I saw this conductor sneaking around on your property with a gas tor..." The violist interrupts excitedly "Really? A conductor came to *my* house?" Hehe. Razz

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Madam Poppy - Aug 29, 2003 10:54 pm (#38 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Aug 30, 2003 12:00 am

My name is Kirsten. (Pronounced K-ears-10) I'm 49 and I live east of Seattle in Wenatchee, Washington. I have one husband, four grown-up children, (though 2 still live at home), a cat named "Kitty" and a Schnauzer named Rascal.

My hobby is rubber stamping, (Hi to Amy Alpin). I have almost 1,500 rubber stamps at last count! I love to challenge the U.S. Post Office by sending crazy things like inflated sharks through the mail.

I discovered Harry Potter when I went to see the 1st movie. I came home right away and read the first two books which I had bought for my youngest son.

I am not a nurse in "real life" but I have handed out my share of potions while on duty at St. Mungos Hospital.

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shepherdess - Aug 29, 2003 11:32 pm (#39 of 2004)
Edited Aug 30, 2003 12:39 am

Madam Poppy,

It's good to see you again! I missed you on the ezboard!

Wife, mother of 3 (grown and gone except one), will be 48 next Thursday, living in Oklahoma. (Have to dig deep to find anything interesting.)

Found the forum when it began, but lurked a looong time before joining. Glad to be "home"!

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Ulrikke - Aug 30, 2003 2:55 am (#40 of 2004)
Edited Aug 30, 2003 3:57 am

Hi everybody!

Seems like I'm one of youngest.

I am a 14 year old girl from Copenhagen, Denmark. My real name is Ulrikke.

I love to write and I hope to be a writer when I grow up.

Most of my friends have read Harry Potter, but none of them is a fan in the same way as me, so I'm glad I have found this forum. I have been around since October-November last year, but didn't join until January. You might not know me since I only post when I feel I have something to say that isn't stupid (which is not very often).

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Thom Matheson - Aug 30, 2003 4:03 am (#41 of 2004)

It's so good to come home. Finally sleep in my own bed since the end of June. The name is Thom but my friends call me Thom. You all can call me Thom, unless you prefer my given name, Thom. I'm not clever enough to have a "code" name, so, Thom will have to do. I'm 52, got hooked on Harry and when not reading,& golfing I run a real estate company in the Detroit area. Me Mum and Dad were Muggles. I am too, but I am more then willing to learn. Alohamora.

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Lorri23 - Aug 30, 2003 5:40 am (#42 of 2004)

Hi everyone, my name is *actually* Laura, I used to be known as Asktqa on this board, but I'm staying as Lorri (as I was known on the ezboard boards) because - I like it better. Also, I can pronounce it, which is always good. Smile I'm 16 years old and I live in the UK, I've been reading HP since I discovered it at the age of eleven at my school book fair. From there it didn't take me long to discover that the internet was a good place to discuss it, and so here I am. Um... nothing much else to say, I've just finished my GCSEs and I'm starting AS levels in September - so I suppose that makes me a 'student.'

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azi - Aug 30, 2003 5:45 am (#43 of 2004)

Dumbdidumb, I'm azi, real name Laura. I'm 16 and ickle me has just started college, studying Medieval History, Geography, Geology and Biology (phew!). I live near Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England (don't expect you to have an inkling where it is) and like Leprechauns, Rainbows and Swords. I also like music but thats a normal thing to like. Smile

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Jim the Potty - Aug 30, 2003 7:16 am (#44 of 2004)

Hi, I'm jim and I've been around since the start of the WX forum. I'm male, 14 and live in England. For quite some time I have been head of an organization here known as 'the Potties'. Call me 'jim' or 'pothead'or whatever. I think thats about it

Jim the Potty. :^)

Proud to be Potty about Potter!

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Professor Kosh - Aug 30, 2003 7:38 am (#45 of 2004)

Hello all. My name is Chace and I found this forum only a few weeks ago. I'm 30, living in sunny Florida, and am a physician in my off time. I've been a fan of the Potter books ever since I decided to borrow a friend's copy of Philosopher's Stone just to see was the big deal was (this was only 3 yrs ago). Within the week, I had torn through all 4 books and paced incessantly until this summer when OoP hit the stores. Looking forward to great discussions on the forums!

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Esra - Aug 30, 2003 8:12 am (#46 of 2004)

Well, was Esra on WX, Esra on ezboard, still Esra back! Feels great to be back.

My name is Irene, I'm 19 and from Austria. I am studying physiotherapy. I love music [as there are so many instrumentalists in here, I'm the saxophonist ;-)] and of course Harry Potter.

Most of you won't know, because I'm not that often online and have only rarely posted.

Greetings, Ira

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Hedwig - Aug 30, 2003 8:15 am (#47 of 2004)

Hello everyone. Ulrikke, I'm fourteen too and actually just got back from a trip to Copenhagen about a month ago! I live in Virginia and my real name is Elizabeth. I read my first Harry Potter about five years ago when a friend reccommended it to me but have only really been obsessed for about three years. Haven't posted too much in the past but I love reading all the discussions. So many smart people here.

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Marye Lupin - Aug 30, 2003 8:31 am (#48 of 2004)

Hi. My name's Mary, I call myself Marye Lupin here and on EZboard. The 'e' at the end of my name was added as a joke from my long stint at the french school when all my friends insisted on calling me "Marie". I'm a 17 year old senior in high school and so far I seem to be the only one from Maryland (although Hedwig comes close). I've been on this forum since around December '02. I have been known for my many obsessions (Harry Potter being one of them) that my friends think I talk about to much (yeah...that's why they're called obsessions).

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Gabrielle D - Aug 30, 2003 8:35 am (#49 of 2004)

Hello again!

My name is Gabrielle D (There is more to my last name than "D", but I would prefer not to use it on the internet). I am 15 and I live in Northern Westchester, New York, USA. I've been posting on the fourm since late October, apparently, right after the "new" one came up. I'm just ending my second year of being a Potter Fanatic, reading each of the first four books about five times... I have yet to read the fifth book a second time due to a hectic summer.

On the EZboard fourm I used the name Gabrielle, but only visited a coupple times. It didn't exactly feel right posting somewhere else. I am over joyed that this fourm is back up and working again amd I cant wait to start posting!

Later Days

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Lady Margot - Aug 30, 2003 9:19 am (#50 of 2004)

I'm Margot, 43 yrs old, female, live in Texas, work for the govt. (sort of), am an Image Librarian and have read and enjoyed all the Potter books. Nice to see I'm not the only "adult" here - I was beginning to feel very lonely since no one I know has read the books like I have.
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golden gal - Aug 30, 2003 9:51 am (#51 of 2004)

Hi...my real name is Tay Yiling and I'm a 14 year old Chinese girl from Malaysia. I guess I'm the only one of this race and nationality in this forum....but hey, it's all about diversity!!

I discovered Harry Potter when I was 10 and was hooked ever since. I found this website last year but I didn't register until now. I just love talking to other HP fans and hope that we all will be friends!!

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*Lady Penelope* - Aug 30, 2003 10:59 am (#52 of 2004)

Hi all, My name is Pam, and I'm completely new around here, but everyone seems to be wonderful! I recently graduated from the University of Colorado, and have moved to South Carolina. I'm hoping to find an awesome job in Charleston, but it's not as easy as I thought it might be! I have two babies -- my dog and my cat.

I've been addicted to Harry ever since I saw the first movie. I borrowed the first three books from a friend and whizzed through them in a weekend, and have been hooked since! I finally got my sister (who was dead-set against anything Harry Potter related) to read the books, and now she's hooked too. We'll sit around and decide which of our pets would be which character. Yeah, we get bored a lot. Smile Have a nice Saturday!

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Celestina W. - Aug 30, 2003 12:27 pm (#53 of 2004)

Hello, fellow Potter fans! I'm Johanna (Jo), 16, Minnesotan (seem to be the only one on the board), high school junior as of next Tuesday, book freak in general (fantasy especially), movie fan (currently in love with Pirates of the Caribbean), singer, Lutheran, baseball fan (go Twins!), cat person but I love my dog too, yearbook photographer, and worker (heh...sometimes!) on my family's organic farm. I think that about covers it...oh, I was Silmarien05 on the ezBoards.

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S.E. Jones - Aug 30, 2003 12:43 pm (#54 of 2004)

Hey everyone, great to be back home!

I was S.E. Jones originally, then Sarah E Jones, and am SE again.... You can still call me Sarah, though. I'm 22, going on 23 in November, live in Oklahoma, and am currently pursuing a double major in Cell & Molecular Biology and Microbiology, with the ambition of becoming a Genetic Counselor. I started reading the books after my little brother (the only other Potty in the family) forced me to watch the first movie when it came out on DVD. I was really surprised by the movie and decided to look up more info. on the web and found the Lexicon. I read my way through about 90% of its pages before I finally decided to borrow my little bro's PS and I've been hooked ever since. My hobbies include reading, writing, digital art, paper mache, drawing, and, of course, talking on the forum.

It's great to be back!!!!

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Joost! - Aug 30, 2003 1:00 pm (#55 of 2004)

Hi everyone, my name is Joost, am a 22 year old guy from Holland. I discovered the Lexicon and this forum a few months ago and this is my first post on this message board.

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Lady Nagini - Aug 30, 2003 3:22 pm (#56 of 2004)

Hey guys! Lady Nagini on ezboard, Lady Nagini here. =). Hmmm...I'm from CA, and I'm in high school...Not much else...

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popkin - Aug 30, 2003 5:24 pm (#57 of 2004)

Hi all! I am also glad that I'm not the only 40+ Harry Potter fan. I got started when my 10 year old son (now 12 yrs., one of four kids) wanted to read GoF which he had received as a birthday gift. I had my reservations, so we read it together. Two things happened. I found out he had very poor reading skills, so we read the rest of the series together because I couldn't interest him in anything else. And, I became a real fan.

The wait for OotP was very long - though not as long as for you long term fans. It came in the mail on Jun 21, and I had read it by Jun 22. Then we read it together as a family. Then I lent it out and have not seen it since. Soooooo, I came here to fill the gap 'til I can read it again, and I found some very bright and funny Harry Potter fans.

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Doris Crockford - Aug 30, 2003 5:45 pm (#58 of 2004)

Hi! My real name is Sarah, and I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I've been a Potter fan since grade 7(3 years ago), when a guy in my class did a book report on PS, and a month later, I borrowed CoS and PoA from my cousin. The only book in the series I have bought with my own money is PS(and I have two copies of it). I know I'm cheap, and let me tell you, it was really hard to wait a month for my birthday to get OoP. Especially because my cousins had already read it, and kept threatening to tell me who died. I threatened them with a nice pig's tail(just like Dudley's). Now I'm addicted, and can't get through a conversation without thinking of Harry. And I have gotten my mother and older brother hooked, too. I was Doris Crockford on the EZboard annex, and it's a lot easier to find this forum than that one. It took me three weeks to find it. I'm sure I lost your interest a long time back, but I'll talk to you later.

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OkieAngel - Aug 30, 2003 9:37 pm (#59 of 2004)

Greetings All!! I am a newbie around here, just discovered the forum over at EZ, but was ecstatic to see so many HP fans in one place. It's also soothing to see that many of ya'll are around my age, for my Mother was seriously beginning to wonder if it's healthy for a 28 year-old mother of three to be so caught up in all this "nonsense."

My given name is Angel, I hail from Oklahoma, U.S.A. Carina, I'm mighty familiar with The Rose Bowl... My husband and I were some of those parents who refused to let our son(11)have anything whatsoever to do with Harry Potter for years, stating It's all witchcraft and demons and we'll have no part of it. Hey, we live in the buckle of the Bible Belt, anyway, my son ended up watching the SS on video at a friends house during a sleepover. He came home and told us about it, said it wasn’t all demonic like we thought, and that he would like to read the books. Well, I said okay, but I'm going to read them first. I was hooked halfway through SS, which I had to backup and start reading all over out loud. Kinda became our family thing for the first for books. It was awesome actually, we'd all pile up on our bed and I'd read for hours. No TV, no playstation. Dinner conversations were all about plot twists and what if scenario's. After we finished GOF, we all went into serious withdrawals.Once we got OP, I was so starved and out of my mind with plot possibilities, I read the book alone within 12 hours of buying it, something I'm still not quite forgiven for. My son read it next, which I'm very proud of him for, then my hubby got it. Now we are all going back and re-reading the others. So, does that qualify me as obsessed?? My Mum thinks so...LOL! Other interests of mine are music , cooking, and football

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siobhan - Aug 31, 2003 4:33 am (#60 of 2004)

Hi i'm new to this forum but visited the temporary forums as Siobhan McC. My name is Siobhán obviously, i'm from Ireland and am a major rugby fan as well as being potter mad. I'm 16 and have a habit of smiling too much so my best friend calls me miss giggles. I first read Harry Potter when CoS came out and have been hooked ever since.

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Desiderata~D~Severus - Aug 31, 2003 6:50 am (#61 of 2004)

Hello everyone! My given name is Sarah (i think we have three Sarah's on this forum now)and i live in the Netherlands. I'm a 23 year old Harry Potter fan and never visited the WX forum before. I was known as DevonSeverus on the temporary EZ board forums and changed my name shortly after the second move into Desiderata D Severus. I work in a dental practice and i love how JK writes about the teeth of the characters (like Snape, Hermy, Petunia). Yes i know i'm crazy but i do find it very interesting. Smile

I was into Harry Potter after the second movie came out. I purchased all four books and read them all in one month. I think the waiting for book six is more bearable spending the time online with HP fans.

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Eudora Lee - Aug 31, 2003 11:31 am (#62 of 2004)

Hello! I started posting on the temporary board a few weeks ago. I live in Southern California, I'm 31, a mom and wife -- with a one year old little boy. I work in marketing, setting up events and tradeshow booths. Smile

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Earo - Aug 31, 2003 11:58 am (#63 of 2004)

Hi all, you may remember me from the Annex. I am 29 years old and discovered Harry Potter while in the Hospital. I was there for 4 weeks recovering from childbirth. Harry Potter helped me to pass the time. I have been addicted ever since. I am relieved to see that I am not the only adult to be fascinated by the wizarding world.

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umbrella - Aug 31, 2003 2:43 pm (#64 of 2004)

Hi all-

I was Umbrella on the old forum, then Umbrella7 (I think), and now plain old Umbrella again. I have been reading/posting to the forum sporadically since maybe January, shortly after discovering it. It was great to find an outlet for my relatively new HP mania -- I just read the books last fall. I'm a woman in my late 20s, writer/editor, married, no kids, living in the northeast U.S. I love to read just about any good fiction.

That's about it!

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Brave ol' Neville - Aug 31, 2003 9:53 pm (#65 of 2004)
Edited Aug 31, 2003 10:54 pm

Hello, I"ve missed this forum, and it's glad to be back. I'v been with this forum for who knows how llong but you probally don't reconize me. I almost never post, I'm to darn lazy. Yep. I love Harry Potter and all the great things about the books. I"m also horrible speller (if you hadn't nooticed). Bye for now.

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PackinMama - Aug 31, 2003 9:55 pm (#66 of 2004)

Hey there, my name is Pauline and I am known as PackinMama on the EZ Board. Discovered the Lexicon through EZ and have been hooked ever since. I am married to a professional shooter and have a 1 year old son(hence "PackinMama", haha.) I am 27 and have a BA in English Literature. I am currently in the process of opening up a children's bookstore here in my hometown in, are you ready for this, Casper, Wyoming. I haven't posted here on this board yet but I am looking forward to jumping into some of these fascinating topics. This is by far the best place I have discovered for truly obsessed but enlighted Potter fans!

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Matt Allair - Aug 31, 2003 10:36 pm (#67 of 2004)

Lord, Did I miss this place!

Some of the newer faces from the EZBoard may know me as "Squibforlife", yet I have been a regular here for a long time, before the WC Forum went haywire, I went under my name Matt Allair. So, I'm 35, I live in San Francisco, California. Let's hear it for the Giants and the SJ Sharks! I'm an assistant computer tech with a background in the Feature Film industry.

Been a fan of the Harry Potter Books since 2000.

Glad to see all the old friends!

Matt

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Alden M. - Aug 31, 2003 11:33 pm (#68 of 2004)

Hi everyone!

I've finally found my way back to the Forum, thank goodness. I missed all of you! ~hugs Forum~

Anyway, I'm 26, I live in California, and I've been an HP fan for nearly three years. I loved OotP, but I somehow managed to lose track of the Forum just after it came out, so I'm looking forward to reading through all the OotP-related threads. Smile

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Susanne - Sep 1, 2003 12:13 am (#69 of 2004)

Hi, my real name is Susanne, I am 26 and I live in Scotland. I was a frequent visitor to this forum but only began posting on the temporary board where my name was SJ.

I discovered Harry a year ago when my brother bought me the books for Christmas. Waiting for OOP was torture, I don't know how you long time fans coped for three years! I hope book six doesn't take that long....

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Denise S. - Sep 1, 2003 3:34 pm (#70 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Sep 1, 2003 4:36 pm

*cries with Liz* I mean, we need more than a year to discuss all this stuff!!! And it can't end yet anyway! *deeply in denial*

My name (*points up*) is Denise. And dang it, I had my whole "S=student, P=parent" speech ready, but then Denise P. went and changed her name on me! :-/. (:-] ) Anyway, I'm 19, a sophomore in college in VA, but I am actually most recently from MD (who was it saying they thought they were the only MD person here?). *points at avatar* I am also a pretty dedicated believer to the DIGS theory ^_^.

I just started school today, on Labor Day, and am not ready to study or read or anything.

My current goal is to be a llama groomer.
*dies laughing all over again*

So nice to be back. Now that I have so much less time than in summer, I'll be spending so much more of my time here. :-B

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Lily's Eyes - Sep 1, 2003 6:17 pm (#71 of 2004)

Hello, everyone!

My name is Michele and I just turned 27 last week. I have been reading Harry Potter books now for the past year. Its a really exciting book. I just found out there are ALOT of "read between the lines" and foreshadowing going on in the books. After coming across this site, it really got me thinking. So, I re-read all my books, and cross referenced this with that, and now I am hooked.

So I guess I should now start by saying, "Hello, my name is Michele and I am addicted to Harry Potter"

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Sinister Kittens - Sep 2, 2003 7:42 am (#72 of 2004)
Edited Sep 2, 2003 8:57 am

Hi, my real name is Julie. Female, 27 from Portsmouth, England. I've been snooping around your sites for a few months before I ever posted everything. I very rarely have my books to hand so any quotes I give are likely to be inexact (there is a reason for this but I don't want to put it in print it in case my boss finds this site!) Just glad to see so many Potter fans - I was starting to feel lonely and isolated. WARNING... very sarcastic and dry sense of humour.... I'm a little concerned that I have stolen someones name, apologies if I have, don't mean to upset anyone.

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Love Those Mandrakes - Sep 2, 2003 9:03 am (#73 of 2004)

Hello All...I finally figured it all out and now I'm here at WX. This has been a bumpy ride but it's been fun. I've truely enjoyed all the posts and amazes me how intriguing and addictive Lexicon can be. I'm a 36 year old single mom and I live in St. Louis, Missouri. My kids started me on Harry Potter as a summer reading activity, they lost interest and I stuck with Harry. I have been a big fan ever since. I'm looking forward to future conversations with each and everyone of you.

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Lisaren - Sep 2, 2003 9:13 am (#74 of 2004)

Hi all, my name is Lisa. I too am a 30+ fan of Harry Potter and rufuse to admit I have a problem. I am not obsessed, just enthusiastic. I have been lurking around the site for a long time, but did not being posting until the temporary forums.

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Voldemort Lives - Sep 2, 2003 9:39 am (#75 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Sep 2, 2003 10:40 am

Hey all, well I'm 19, and live in Illinois, USA. I have been a HUGE fan of Harry Potter since Azkaban, and a huge fan of the Lexicon (and Steve) since forever. Geek note: once I made some wands for my friends and I, and actually mailed one to Steve! Oh, my name's really Aaron.

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Archies night gown - Sep 2, 2003 9:56 am (#76 of 2004)

Hi, my name is Angela (aka: Archies night gown, on both forums). I don't post often, but have enjoyed all the forums. I'm 36 and the mother of two boys. We live in Lakeland, Florida (that's between Tampa and Orlando).

I've been away for a while and lost track of the EZ board forum. I just couldn't keep updated on all those posts! Glad to be back here and back to normal!

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lys potter - Sep 2, 2003 5:11 pm (#77 of 2004)

I'm lys potter, formerly imapotter. I'm a 29-year-old female from Colorado, married, with five cats and a dog.

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Gred-n-Forge - Sep 2, 2003 6:06 pm (#78 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Kip Carter Jan 30, 2005 5:07 am

Hello everyone!

I am brand new to the Lexicon, although I belonged to a couple of forums before (under the same user name). I think I finally found my ideal group!

My real name is Charlotte, and I am a 36-year-old married mother of two (ages 6 1/2 and 5) living in Kansas. I am a department trainer at the factory where I work. I was first introduced to Harry Potter last year, and have read all the books several times over. I am looking forward to chatting with fellow Potter fanatics!

Added Edit by Kip: As a matter of fact, I live in Southeast Kansas, in a little town called Girard. It's about an hour's drive away from Miami, OK (I used to have relatives living there). It's pretty darn close to Pittsburg, KS, and those tiny little flattened towns of Ringo and Franklin (which were featured on the news when all those tornadoes hit last May!). (from moved Post)

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Jesspy - Sep 3, 2003 3:58 am (#79 of 2004)

Hi I am Jesspy aka Jessica Jess Jessie. I am female, 21 and am an Australian. I am currently studying engineering at universtiy. I have been visiting the forums since they started but have only in the last month or so started posting. I enjoy reading other people's opinions. This forum is very important to me as it makes me feel less like a freak, there are other people out there who feel the same way about Harry as me. I am always defending my passion for Harry as people tend to belittle people who like "kids" books. And it is nice to know there are other people who are like me! :-)

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Ladybug220 - Sep 3, 2003 5:42 am (#80 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Kip Carter Jan 30, 2005 4:58 am

Hi everyone! I was Ladybug220 on the ezboards and I kept my name here. I am a 28 yo female living in the South - Birmingham, AL to be exact. I am an epidemiologist/data manager on clinical trials. I have been a Potty fan since 2000.

I guess that is it... and it is great to be in one place!

Ahh...I forgot to mention that I have named a one of my cats from a Harry Potter book (Firenze in SS/PS) and that means I am obsessed. The other 2 are named after Jane Austen characters.

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Harold Pinta - Sep 4, 2003 4:14 am (#81 of 2004)

Hi everyone, I've posted a few times on several threads already. I did have a user at the EZboard as pinta. Like all of you I'm a avid Harry Potter fan, I have been since 2000. I'm a 32 male from Amsterdam, the Netherlands and I work as a public servant. i've noticed that I'm the third Dutch on this forum. Aside rereading the Harry potter books, I read a lot SF and fantasy books, I'm into reading and collecting comicbooks and watch most SF and fantasy series on tv when I'm able.

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Ticker - Sep 4, 2003 7:44 am (#82 of 2004)

Howdy all! Good to meet & re-meet you guys! My name is Kristie, but usually go by Ticker or Tick here (was tickersnick on EZB). I am 33 for a couple weeks now & happy belated B-day to Sam (& heck, everyone else who still has birthdays). My husband & I live next to, & often in, the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota (of Mt Rushmore fame). I love to rock-climb, but have to do so vicariously through my dog since I can't fit into a harness anymore (I hope this explains my picture).



The biggest thing in my life right now is my belly. I am 7 months pregnant with my first child - due mid-Nov - And I am looking forward to raising her properly into a Harry Potter fan.

It's great to back on WX! See ya'll around (especially those of you who have voluntarily - or not- checked into St. Mungo's)!

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Mordicus Egg - Sep 4, 2003 9:09 am (#83 of 2004)
Edited Sep 4, 2003 10:10 am

I'm not Mordicus Egg, but I play him on the Muggle Internet.

My real name is Jeff. I am 35 years old. I'm originally from New York State, but I've been living in Massachusetts since January of 2000. I'm a Mental Health Counselor; my profession was what led me to Harry Potter.

In 2000 I was assigned to work with a preteenaged boy. This boy was somewhat difficult to engage in therapy, but the one subject he would talk about was Harry Potter. I'd been hearing about how Harry was becoming increasingly popular for some time, but had not yet made the time to check out what all the fuss was about. After the second session with my client talking about Wizards, and also Muggles and Hogwarts --whatever they were, I thought that I'd better go to the library on the way home from work and check out the first Harry Potter book, just so I'd have something better to say than, "Sounds like you really like Harry Potter!"

I figured that I'd just read the first book, so that I could make progress with my client. Well, I'd say that I read the first 20-30 pages for the client. After that, it was all me! I couldn't believe the humor, pathos, richness of the characters and the setting. I think I slept about three hours that first night! I was through PoA about 10 days after I started P/SS. I went through withdrawal prior to GoF's release, luckily I only had to wait a few months. I wish I knew then that we'd be waiting three years for OoP!

Well, it's been a continual obsession ever since. I re-read the books in order, only taking time off if I can find an engrossing read.

My name is Mordicus. I am a Potterholic.

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amathaunta - Sep 5, 2003 2:39 am (#84 of 2004)

Ah, finally came back to the world of on-line and discovered we are back!

I'm Tara, 18 year old college student in Jupiter, Florida. (Palm Beach County to give a general area.) Of course I love HP, that's we we're all here!

I also have an eclectic mix of other interests, such as old musical movies, Rosemary Clooney stuff - huge fan, web design, snorkeling, indie movies, video games, etc etc.

My ezboard name was also amathaunta, which if anyone is curious, is from Egyptian mythology. Amathaunta is the goddess of the ocean. (or is it sea...sigh, my brain is sleepy)

My aim sn is greenpixie006, always willing to talk about Harry!

(P.S. Order of the Phoenix is my favorite book. And I want a puffskein!)

~Tara

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Weeny Owl - Sep 5, 2003 2:35 pm (#85 of 2004)
Edited Sep 5, 2003 3:36 pm

Hi, everyone.

Obviously, I am a fan of Pigwidgeon. ; )

I just started reading the books a few months ago, but I am already incurably hooked.

I'm in my forties, live in the midwest, am female, and am enjoying reading all of the subjects and opinions here. I'm glad I found this forum, and my only regret is not finding it sooner.

I don't have a picture of Pigwidgeon that I could post, but I am hopeful that I'll find the perfect one soon.

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Hermione Joy - Sep 5, 2003 4:40 pm (#86 of 2004)

Hi all! Hermione Joy back again! I've had the same name the whole time (though with a brief spelling problem), and it's great to be back home! I'm a college student from upstate New York, and I love reading this forum during my "free time"-when I'm not dancing or working on *shudder* my orgo homework. I post occasionally, but I mostly just love reading the intelligent things everyone here has to say about my favorite subject! Let the fun begin Surprised)

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Nate Davis - Sep 5, 2003 6:15 pm (#87 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Sep 5, 2003 7:16 pm

Well, I'm Nate Davis. I've been here for a bit, was at St. Mungo's, and am finally back here. I haven't used a computer for a while; hopefully I'll be back here often.

I am an 18-year-old (19 as of September 12 of this year) male living in Highland, Utah. On December 3 I will be leaving this forum for about two years while I serve a mission for my church in Prague, Czech Republic. I look forward to being here the next few months, and I'm sure I'll be back at the end of 2005!

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schoff - Sep 5, 2003 10:58 pm (#88 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Sep 6, 2003 12:01 am

Geez, I go away for a week, and not only do we finally move back home, but now I have to spend my *next* week trying to catch up!

Name's Tara. I've gone by "schoff" and "schoffst." I know, not very original, but my nickname's Arat, and I definitely don't want anyone to think I like Wormtail! So until I can think of something creative, schoff will have to do. Maybe I can steal my brother's nickname...

Started reading HP last July 2002. My mom handed me PS. I actually usually try to ignore her advice (we have *vastly* different tastes in reading material), but for some reason, read the book. Haven't looked back since. In fact, one afternoon I got into an argument with my Mom at her house, but since she was the one with the books, I couldn't leave. Took it to the curb and read it outside!

I probably went through the first 4 books in about 2 weeks, and have reread them so many more times since, I've lost count. It's probably in the teens. I can look up a quote faster than you say "Where'd you read that?" Read OoP in 17 hours, not including 5 hours of sleep.

BTW--Weeny Owl, I was just at Wildlife Safari, and they had the cutest little owl named Mr. Peepers. Looks a lot like your photo!

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Madam Pince - Sep 6, 2003 12:00 am (#89 of 2004)

Hi everyone - Madam Pince here. Not because I ever brandish a featherduster (SS12) -heaven forbid- but because my hubby felt that my new glasses made me look like a librarian. (Hmph) He was quick to point out, however, that he LIKES the way librarians look.

So let's see -- I'm 39, married, and a stay-at-home mom to our 18-month old son and our yellow lab. I am from the mountains of Virginia and have lived most of my life there, but currently live in Maryland (so 'hi' to Marye Lupin and Denise S!) Hobbies - reading, gardening, watching football and college basketball. I have a Psychology degree and I love Agatha Christie books and analyzing things, so I think that's why HP appeals to me so much. Just luuuuvvvv figuring out Severus....

I was reluctant to start HP, because I am a loyal Narnia fan, but when the first movie came out, I had to read the book because, well, you just HAVE to read the book before you see the movie...it's a law or something, isn't it? I tore through all four pretty quickly, then discovered this forum during the last six months or so waiting for OoP. Thought I'd wait until OoP before joining in and posting, so I just lurked, and then WX went all floopy, and so I ended up joining the temp boards for awhile which I really enjoyed (thanks, btw, to those folks who set up and ran the EZboards -- great job!)

Have observed with dazed admiration the fun at St. Mungo's, and all I can think to say refers to a very old thread, but anyway, I read somewhere that this defines a true Southerner, so ... you will ALWAYS find sweet tea in my 'fridge!

Looking forward to sharing theories and ideas!

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CaseyRae - Sep 6, 2003 7:33 am (#90 of 2004)

Hello all!

My name is Casey and I'm from PA. I'm brand new here, but I'm not new to HP! Smile

I read the first book about two years ago...My best friend liked the books, and when the first movie came out, she begged me to go with her to see it. I didn't want to because I had no idea what it was about. Well, the weekend before the movie was released, I bought the Sorcerer's Stone, just to see if the movie would be worth seeing. I started reading it and could barely put it down! So that was the beginning of it all. Smile I've loved all the movies, and especially loved the books.

My favorite is Prisoner of Azkaban, and I can't wait to see the movie! I just read #5, and it was so fabulous....I cried at the end, though. LOL

Well, that's mostly all about me....Talk to you soon! Casey

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Ashley Moore - Sep 6, 2003 2:46 pm (#91 of 2004)

HI! My name is Ashley Moore. I am a female, and my age is 11. That may seem sort of young, but I am very mature for my age. I am a nice person, and will look forward to having people read and reply to my posts. I love the Harry Potter books and movies, but I don't like The Lord Of The Rings. It's too complicated and sort of boring. Anyway, that's all about me!

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Olivia Wood - Sep 6, 2003 7:43 pm (#92 of 2004)

Wow, after Ashley I don't feel so young anymore. Smile Welcome to the forum!

I'm a 15 year old Visual Arts student, born in Krakow, Poland, but live in Palm Beach County, Florida(Hi, Amathaunta!). My obsession with Harry Potter started around five years ago, and simmered independently for a few years before I discovered the internet and the existance of other HP fanatics. I honestly love the Lexicon and the Forum and am really glad to be back home. Smile

I was Olivia Wood here, Olivia Wood 06 on the EZboard forums, and am now Olivia Wood again. My real name is Basia (Barbara, really, but who wants to be called that?) but started using Olivia on the internet 'cause people kept on thinking I was a guy, for some strange reason.

My family all think I'm crazy, but I think I'm finally converting my brother, who used to always claim not to like Harry Potter, although I think it was mainly just to spite me. He just bought me this book, (yes, look at me brag) 'The Science of Harry Potter' by Roger Highfield, as an early Christmas present... remember all that time we spent way back when discussing how the Avada Kedavra curse really works? Okay, I'll shut up now...

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Nox NotteTorrente - Sep 7, 2003 1:36 am (#93 of 2004)

First time on this "old" forum, so please bear with me (I'm a bit of a computer nincompoop). I go by Nox or Nox NotteTorrente on most forums/lists, and I'm a 32 year old Aussie (in Queensland). Have 2 kids, 2 cats and one husband.

Nox ~Never knock on Death's door: Ring the bell and run. (He hates that!)

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Bellatrix lestrange - Sep 7, 2003 5:06 am (#94 of 2004)

Hi im new i love harry potter and final fantasy im 12 and i love Hermione granger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Penny Lane. - Sep 7, 2003 10:38 am (#95 of 2004)

Hi. As many of you already know, I go by Penny. I decided to wait to start posting until we were back on WX, even though I was at EZBoard, registerd under Eleanor Rigby on the first one, and Penny Lane on the second one.

I hail from Grand Rapids Michigan where I go to college, and have 3 cats and a rabbit. I got interested in HP in 2000, when GoF came out. I'm also a big Beatles fan (if you can't tell from my names) ... I look forward to participating in more discussions once I get some more free time.

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molga parrot - Sep 7, 2003 1:24 pm (#96 of 2004)
Edited Sep 7, 2003 2:52 pm

Hi, I'm 30, born in Australia but lived in UK most of my life. Oh, and I'm female. ADORE Potter series since I discovered them 4 years ago. Love to peel back the layers of meaning. Snape is my favourite character, I know I'm not alone in that...most fascinating man in all literature!

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James Greenfield - Sep 7, 2003 9:47 pm (#97 of 2004)

Hi. I just logged on to the Forum a few days ago, but have been reading the Lexicon for almost a year. My nephew got me started on the HP books about two years ago, so I had to endure the end part of the wait for OotP.

I'm 67, male, and a retired writer (dull techie stuff, not fiction). I live in Phoenix, and I think I saw a couple of other Arizonans on this forum. That's my real name there, and I won't use "jim" and get confused with "me jim". I suppose I should have logged on as "green bowler" because Fudge is one of my favorite characters, and I dressed up as the MOM on June 20th, and did some role playing at my local Borders Books while waiting.

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Prinsessan Hanna - Sep 8, 2003 8:53 am (#98 of 2004)

Hi! I'm new here and I, just like everyone else here, love the Harry Potter books. My name is Hanna, I'm 15 and from Sweden.

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Jasmine Evans - Sep 8, 2003 12:07 pm (#99 of 2004)
Edited Sep 8, 2003 1:09 pm

Welcome, "neighbour" Hanna. I call you "neighbour" because I am from Denmark. I dare not reveal my real name because it would be embarrassing if someone recognized me.

I see there are many "mature" people here, so I dare reveal that I am a 40 year old (female) Harry Potter freak. You will often find me in Fanfiction Forum, but also in LF. sometimes.

And Ravenclaw, I'm glad to meet you again. ( Hugs ).

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anneso - Sep 8, 2003 12:42 pm (#100 of 2004)

hi, i am anne sophie, french girl living in cork, ireland, studying to become an english teacher, and a big harry potter fan, i used to come into this forum a while ago and am glad to be back.
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Twilight Feather - Sep 8, 2003 5:11 pm (#101 of 2004)

Hi, my name is Rebecca (but all my friends call me Becky) I am 20 and live in Cali where I go to my hometowns JC and am hoping to transfer to a four year college sometime next year. I live alone, no boyfriend or kids, just my cat and a few friends that drop by to eat my food... I'd say I've been a HP fans pretty much since the first book came out.(see my profile for more details if you would like)

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oh move over - Sep 8, 2003 8:50 pm (#102 of 2004)
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Hello everyone, this is my first post but I've been lurking for ages. My names Laressa, I'm 19 and a university student from New Zealand. I got into HP at uni, when I did a Childrens Literature course, I've been addicted ever since. I just recently converted my brother, so you might see him on here after he finishes all the books.

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noam brakin - Sep 9, 2003 7:26 am (#103 of 2004)

hello everybody! my name's noam im 17 from israel! i have no idea how this forum works but i've been reading the posts for 2 days now and i must say its so interesting! i never noticed alot of things i read here evevn though i've read every book 6 times already!

so i hope somebody can explain things here to me!

noam.

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Fizzing Whizzbee - Sep 9, 2003 4:25 pm (#104 of 2004)

Hey, my name is Annie, I'm twelve (almost thirteen!) and I am from Pennsylvania. This is my first post although I have been lurking for a coulple of weeks now. I first read Harry Potter four years ago and I finally have a place to discuss my obsession in between waiting for the books and rereading them. I love to read and am addicted to candy, hence the name. I can't wait to read more of the discussions and post my opinion. Bye for now, Annie!

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dracomustgo - Sep 10, 2003 4:43 am (#105 of 2004)

Hi all. I am new to the forum, but have been browsing the lexicon for a couple of months. I must say the forum has some very interesting threads, and a lot of people that have really disected the books. I am 37, and have a 3 month old daughter named Zoe.

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Donna Bright - Sep 10, 2003 12:19 pm (#106 of 2004)

Ok, here goes:

D here. Got interested in the Potterverse through my kids. I am a 46 year old, female, single, born November 8. I live in Moonachie, NJ. I am a rabid Anglophile. My favorite books include, not only Harry Potter, but the Merlin trilogy by Mary Stewart, Shakespeare, Dickens, I could go on and on. My absolute favorite story is "Jane Eyre". I guess you could say I am a romantic at heart.

I hope to enjoy the discussions here and look forward to posting.

D : D

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Water Witch - Sep 11, 2003 12:53 am (#107 of 2004)

I am an English, female, over forty Harry Potter fan who first became interested in the stories though my children. I have been following the fandom for over three years and love to chat about Rowling's world and also to write fanfiction based around it.

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Norbert - Sep 11, 2003 7:31 am (#108 of 2004)

I am so glad that I can finally post. I have had major computer problems and WC would not let me log on. I actually shrieked with glee when I got it worked out. I was Norbert before and Norberttt on EZ (when it would let me on). 31 newly married and just bought a big creepy Victorian mansion to restore. If you want an idea of how bad the house is imagine a 6000 sq. ft house that it has been rain inside for aleast 3 years. I think it is something like the boarded up Riddle house in GoF, sans Wormtail and Voldy.

I been on this board since it started and spent many hours reading all of the amazing information on the lexicon that Steve put together before we had the Forum.

So happy to have the "Mark as read" button again.

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Susurro Notities - Sep 11, 2003 9:14 am (#109 of 2004) Reply
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Hello I am an over 40 Harry Potter fan. Saw the movies last year. This summer I started reading after listening to Prisoner of Azkaban on CD with my kids. I have now read and or listened to all the books twice since June. I think this site is just the place for me to expend my Harry Potter mania.

Norbert - I too have a 6000+ square foot Victorian. No roof leaks here but plenty of other stuff to fix. Welcome to the wonderful and horrible world of huge Victorian homes. Are you sure you want to go with Grimmauld Place? According to the Lexicon that means "Grim old Place". Although it may be a bit grim now these old houses really shine with a bit (ok a lot) of attention. Good Luck

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McSnurp - Sep 11, 2003 12:34 pm (#110 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Denise P. Sep 11, 2003 2:17 pm

Hey! this is meriwether, carrie are you there? i'm new

Hello everybody, this is Meriwether, and my friend Carrie told me about this site, and I finally came on here to check it out!

Hello, I'm Meriwether, i'm fourteen and live in Wisconsin.

Edit: Meriwether took the advice of Detail Seeker and posted to the correct thread. Since I already had moved her original post, I just combined the two posts. Denise P

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Detail Seeker - Sep 11, 2003 12:34 pm (#111 of 2004) Reply
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Hello, meriwether and welcome to the Forum. I hope, you enjoy your time here as we do. There is a thread for sying "Hello" to everybody nearly at the top of he list. Please post there and take the chance to learn about all the others on this site and in this family. Please visit the "Philosphy of this Forum" thread, too. It may be helpful, to first look for threads existing, that discuss themes, you want to discuss, too, before starting a new one. Look at the amount of old threads in the archive-section in the lower part to see, how difficult it may become to see through them. So there is a "Search" function on the one hand and the discipline of the forum members, not to start contentless or redundant threads on the other. So agian: Enjoy your staying here - I hope to see more of you in the dicussions.

Edit: the thread was moved to the correct spot but I left this post since Detail Seeker gives excellent advice. Denise P.

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shepherdess - Sep 11, 2003 6:02 pm (#112 of 2004)

Hello, Mreiwether! Welcome to the forum! My sister used to live in Wisconsin. Lake Geneva.

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The Great Abbycadabra - Sep 11, 2003 7:58 pm (#113 of 2004)

Hey, Everybody, new and old. Hope you enjoy yourselves!

Donna Bright, I love Jane Eyre! It always makes my day when I meet someone who loves it too. My mom's the only person I know personally who's read it. Totally pointless anecdote, but just thought I'd share.

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Mrs. Sirius - Sep 11, 2003 8:55 pm (#114 of 2004)
Edited Sep 11, 2003 9:59 pm

Donna B, the Merlin Trilogy, by Mary Stewart I think those are the books I have been looking for for ages, thanks. I read them more than 15 years ago, and couldn't remember the author. I'll look in the library but do you recall the title of any of the editions? Thanks. Abby, I also read and love Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, love all the British writing. For the Wuthering Heights fans check out Kate Bush's song "Wuthering Heights". Maritza

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The Great Abbycadabra - Sep 11, 2003 9:29 pm (#115 of 2004)

Hooray! Another person! Though Wuthering Heights slightly weirds me out, but it's all right. The depth of the writing for someone as young as Emily Bronte was when she wrote it impressed me.

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Fawkes Forever - Sep 12, 2003 3:33 am (#116 of 2004)

I am not alone................... Surprised)

You have no idea how delighted I was to come across the Lexicon (about 6 months ago) on my travels throught cyber space, (WELL DONE STEVE). I was even more delighted to discover the Lexicon Forum a few weeks back :oD (woohoo)

I only discovered the Potter Universe about 3 years ago, when my sister lent me her copy of PS, & I wanted to see what the fuss was all about!

What can I say I have been hooked ever since. (The lexicon was my crutch during the long wait for OotP, and that was some wait!) Most of my family are Potter fans so that helped a bit! The films also helped..... can't wait for PoA!

About me .... well I'm 27, female, from Ireland, originally from the North of Ireland, but currently reside in Dublin! I work for a US software company, but I'd rather forget about that, zzzzzzzzzzz. So yes I am a computer geek, Surprised( But I don't actually own a computer .... so most of my surfing is done at work ;o) *shush*

Admittedly I have been lurking around the forum & some other sites for a few weeks now, too scared to post... BUT... after reading a 'few' posts, (which made me think, laugh and cry - almost), I thought that you all seem like a nice bunch of people, (not at all scarey - unlike some other sites), so why not!

Yeay finally people with whom I can share my obession with. My friends just don't get it..... especially when I go off into one of my Potter Tirades....

Recently I had taken to getting my friends & collegues to read the books..... I even lent them my books (my 'ickle babies) have 3 successful converts so far & counting (& my books returned.. yeay)... but as I can be a tad *Hermione'ske* (- sorry I just made up that word, 5 points from Griffindor) about it, perhaps I have scared a few 'potentials' away. (*sorry*)

SO I'm taking the BIG STEP, please go easy on me.... I'm the 'new girl' here!

Now back to the day job...... my posts might not be that frequent depending on my work load... *grumble grumble*, & if /when the boss is out of the office ;o) But I will continue reading!

Apologies in advance for my atrocious spelling, & being Irish I can also be a little sarcastic at times..... I mean no harm though ;o) AND for my silly name... sorry I couldn't think of anything else & I love wee Fawksey, so I thought I'd honour him..... it might change thought!

OH & another thing.... I talk too much - not that you could tell from the size of this post ;o) Sorry I'm just sooo excited to finally join!

Looking forward to life as a Forum member.... x S

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Ladybug220 - Sep 12, 2003 4:19 am (#117 of 2004)

Welcome Fawkes Forever! We are glad to have you with us! Continue to convert as many people as possible!

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Fawkes Forever - Sep 12, 2003 4:41 am (#118 of 2004)

Thanks.... I'll do my best Surprised)

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Pinky - Sep 12, 2003 7:17 am (#119 of 2004)

Fawkes, and everyone else, welcome to the forum! We are so glad you're here. We appreciate many forms of humor on the lexicon, including sarcasm. As you know, it is sometimes difficult to tell when someone is using sarcasm when it is in writing, so be sure to either use a smiley, or identify it as that. I'm sure you will be a wonderful addition to the Forum family and I look forward to reading your posts. (Your first one has already put a smile on my face!)

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Lynne James - Sep 12, 2003 11:46 am (#120 of 2004)

Hello everyone. I'm new to this forum, and I like the Philosophy! Lynne, nurse, 42, avid avid avid fan of HP, but aren't we all. I'm from South Wales in the UK.

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Madam Poppy - Sep 12, 2003 12:00 pm (#121 of 2004) Reply
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Soon us "over-forty" women are going to take over The Forum! Watch out! Welcome Lynne!

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schoff - Sep 12, 2003 12:02 pm (#122 of 2004)

You really need a Dr. Evil laugh there, Madam Poppy. Would make your plans a lot more sinister!

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McSnurp - Sep 12, 2003 3:04 pm (#123 of 2004)

Hey thanks!

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Madam Poppy - Sep 12, 2003 3:37 pm (#124 of 2004) Reply
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Sorry Ladies, I couldn't find any sinister smilies. The best I could do is hold a spear, which is pretty close to a cooking utensil, which actually goes well with my over-forty housewife persona. It is sort of amazing how the Harry Potter fans have grown to include so many adults. Some day the press will realize just how many grownups love the books.

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Madam Poppy - Sep 12, 2003 4:29 pm (#125 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Sep 12, 2003 5:31 pm

Eureka! Here's a sinister Smilie that's "up to something"!

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Dr Filibuster - Sep 12, 2003 10:52 pm (#126 of 2004)

Fawkes, do you realise that whenever I see your posts the Roobarb and custard theme tune will be going off in my head? Ha!

Lynne....I think you may be our first proper Welsh person here. Croeso...Coeso..Croseo...hey I'm not Welsh but you know what I mean. Welcome to all the many ickle firsties.

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Donna Bright - Sep 13, 2003 5:35 am (#127 of 2004)

The titles of the Merlin Trilogy are:

The Crystal Cave The Hollow Hills The Last Enchantment

There is also a 4th book in the series focusing on Mordred, but I haven't read it yet. And I don't have my book (which has all three of the stories) in front of me.

These are a wonderful and more realistic presentation of Merlin. They take into account a lot of British history. Mary Stewart wrote thoughtfully and did such wonderful research. She is on a parallel with JRR Tolkein, in my opinion.

I wish someone would take the time to turn these books into film. They would have some wonderful imagery.

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Donna Bright - Sep 13, 2003 5:41 am (#128 of 2004)

Not only have I read Jane Eyre. I have read it numerous times and seen every version ever filmed. I told you it was my favorite story. It also helps that I am an admitted Anglophile. I love anything and everything that concerns the UK. My fondest wish is to visit the UK someday. Not to do the touristy things...although a couple of nights in London would be a treat (Ah, to see a play in the West End...). I want to roam the country side. Explore some of those picturesque English villages. Get as close as I possibly can to Stonehenge. See the Cornish coast and visit the ruins of Tintagel. Explore the river valleys of the Welsh coast. Visit Hadrian's Wall and see the Scottish highlands. Gaze across the Irish Sea to see the Emerald Isle.

Can you tell I am a bit of a romantic at heart?

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Marè - Sep 13, 2003 6:20 am (#129 of 2004)

Just a bit....

PS There isn't really much left of Tintagel.. But I guess with your imagination, you should be able to think the rest of the castle in it's place!

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Donna Bright - Sep 13, 2003 6:57 am (#130 of 2004)

Thanks! : D

My imagination tends to run like a movie. I don't get disjointed images. I make up little technicolor mini-movies. It can be a bit distracting, especially when someone uses a particularly colorful epithet! Can't tell you how many times I have blushed.

D

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Sinister Kittens - Sep 13, 2003 8:50 am (#131 of 2004)

Donna (Hi by the way), you might need to save up a bit first if you want to do all of those things, I know we are a fairly small isle but that journey would be coast to coast... ;-)

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Marè - Sep 13, 2003 9:02 am (#132 of 2004)

You should go youth hostelling, that way you get to stay in the greatest buildings, and you meet the most interesting people! (And you find those hostels in the most peculiar places!)

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Donna Bright - Sep 13, 2003 9:30 am (#133 of 2004)

I do realize that. That's why I play the lottery (he he he).

D

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Donna Bright - Sep 13, 2003 9:39 am (#134 of 2004)

Mare, I do wish I was young enough to go hosteling. Unfortunately, my aging body will not allow such a trek. Having recently broken both bones in my left ankle, I am afraid any treking I must do will now only be in my imagination. Sigh!

But since I am single and looking...perhaps someday I will meet that special someone and marry again. Then, perhaps for a honeymoon, I will be able to see some of the things I would like to see. Or else, I could win the lottery!

D

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The Great Abbycadabra - Sep 13, 2003 5:21 pm (#135 of 2004)
Edited Sep 13, 2003 6:23 pm

Oh, Donna! Sorry about your ankle! I've had some ankle problems ever since I had a very bad sprain when I was 10. Luckily, it hasn't been acting up very much for some time, so maybe I'm good. *knocks on wood* But those are all just some of the numerous things I'd like to do in the UK as soon as I win the lottery. Only scratching the surface.

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berry - Sep 13, 2003 6:17 pm (#136 of 2004)

Hi! I'm a 14 yrold mexican female and I enjoy acting, singing, dancing, movies and reading... I'm a R/Hr and H/G shipper... and I'm new! soo... hellu everyone! hehe... see ya later!

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Celestina W. - Sep 14, 2003 2:24 pm (#137 of 2004)

Welcome to all the newbies!

Donna, nice to see I'm not the only Anglophile around. (Note to the British people: Are we weird? Are there any Americaphiles over there? ) My dream is to live in Britain someday, and visit all those places you mentioned. I'm fascinated with British history -- I just checked out the 700+ page Oxford Illustrated History of the British Monarchy to read FOR FUN. So yeah, maybe I am weird...

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Badb Catha - Sep 14, 2003 3:47 pm (#138 of 2004)

Hi all! I'm Mauro, 44 years old, male, from Turin (Italy). Corwin comes from the Amber's cycle by Roger Zelazny. Since I chose my nicknames from the books I'm reading at the moment, I'm also Hatta, Starbuck, and now Mad-Eye Moody (or its italian form, 'Malocchio' Moody).

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Galadriel - Sep 14, 2003 4:39 pm (#139 of 2004)

Hiya!

I'm Karlene, 20-year-old roommate of the lovely Denise S., moderator extraordinnaire. She has finally pounded me over the head enough to get me to subscribe, and has given me her extreme case of HP Lexipox. We're both students at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, in beautiful residential Lynchburg, VA.

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Denise S. - Sep 14, 2003 4:51 pm (#140 of 2004)

(Bwa ha ha ha ha! I have finally converted another of my minions ! Yeesh, it only took a year!)

Karlene, we welcome you most heartily to the Forum!

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Ladybug220 - Sep 14, 2003 4:58 pm (#141 of 2004)

Welcome Berry, Mauro, and Karlene!! We are glad to have you here!

Celestina, I am a Anglophile too and hope to go back to England in May...If you can ever go with an educational group - make sure you go to Stonehenge. They allow educational groups to actually go into the circle and touch the stones and let me tell you that it is really cool!

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Madam Poppy - Sep 14, 2003 5:08 pm (#142 of 2004)

Karlene, do you know the symptoms of memory modification? Denise S. may have performed a little "Obliviate" on you! You might want to consider a new roommate if you have any considerable memory loss!



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Denise S. - Sep 14, 2003 5:14 pm (#143 of 2004)

-_-

Very funny, Madam Poppy.

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schoff - Sep 14, 2003 6:02 pm (#144 of 2004)

Or maybe we should check Karlene for evidence that she's under the Imperius Curse?

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Madame Librarian - Sep 14, 2003 6:41 pm (#145 of 2004)

Hi, all. It's Madame Librarian (aka Barb). Sorry I didn't re-introduce myself earlier, but the grand move from EZ II took place while I was traveling and I had so much catching up to do that I simply didn't focus on this thread till now. Boy, do I feel...um late.

OK. Facts: Madame Librarian on EZ II, same here. Joined just a few weeks ago when I browsed the Lexicon and sensed a mature and intelligent hand operating here. Love it!

I am a librarian at a public library. Live in Evanston, Illinois (suburb right outside Chicago). I am 50-something and can't quite believe it. Have a nice husband and a son who’s sophomore in college. Of course, the kids at the library got me turned on to HP, but first I listened to the wonderful Jim Dale books on tape, then went back and read everything. I love books (of course), my ballet classes, shopping, schmoozing with friends, and lively discussions.

This is sooo much fun!

Ciao. Barb

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shepherdess - Sep 14, 2003 6:52 pm (#146 of 2004)

Ballet? Do you dance or teach?

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Madame Librarian - Sep 14, 2003 6:57 pm (#147 of 2004)

I take 4 classes a week. I've been doing it almost forever. A while back I did sub for one of my teachers, but not the advanced classes. Though I am not really any good, ballet is one of the few things that produces cascades of endorphins in my brain. And you, shepherdess?

Ciao. Barb

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shepherdess - Sep 14, 2003 7:11 pm (#148 of 2004)

Me? I don't dance at all-I just marvel at those who can.

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Madame Librarian - Sep 14, 2003 7:22 pm (#149 of 2004)

Well, you wouldn't marvel much if you saw me, but I know what you mean.

BTW--I wonder if H-warts offers classes in things like dance, music, theater, and the like. I suppose I could start a thread on the arts in the WW. Maybe I'll do it someday when there's absolutely nothing more interesting being posted.

Ciao. Barb

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shepherdess - Sep 14, 2003 8:20 pm (#150 of 2004)

You mean about ten years after book 7? Wink

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The Great Abbycadabra - Sep 14, 2003 10:24 pm (#151 of 2004)
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Oh, Celestina! That Oxford Illustrated History book is fantastic. I too read it for fun.

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Fawkes Forever - Sep 15, 2003 1:30 am (#152 of 2004)

Ladybug…. My campaign has stepped up a notch…. let me introduce …. SPUE
Society to Promote the Understanding of Everything Harry!

Pinky.... glad to have put a smile on your face.... In the words of Dobby 'Always happy to help sirs & misses'

Dr. Filibuster..... *delighted* that you recognised my picture, I just hope that the theme to 'Roobarb & Custard' doesn't annoy you too much.... oh dear now it's going round my head... opps! ah it's fun to regress .....

Thanks a mill everyone for making me feel so welcome Oh & congrats to the new Editors/Moderators.... So is that like being a prefect???

Oh & if anyone asks…. Yes indeed I am a bit ‘mental’

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Becky Palmer - Sep 15, 2003 5:36 am (#153 of 2004)

I'm a newbie, I think this is my third post or something like that..............Anyway, I really LOVE this site - the amount of work that has been put into it is incredible and has taken a lot f dedication. Well done!

I'm a 28 year old Australian female and completely Harry mad, I have my 11 year old niece to blame for that as she got me started on the books in June last year and I've never looked back! I visit several Harry forums and I must say, the absene of hormonal drooling (Who's hotter - Dan Radcliffe or Tom Felton) is wonderful (though I do think Emma Watson is a very pretty teenage girl). I read Order Of the Phoenix within the first 48 hours of its release, consequently I had terrible headaches and eye strain for a few days but it was worth it! I just don't know how I'm going to survive until the release of the POA movie and the 6th book, but at least I have you guys for support!

I love travel, last year I visited the UK and Europe, I've also been to New Zealand, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, Hawaii, Canada, and Alaska. I love stuffed animals and real ones too. I love to read and cook (but am a rotten cook) and am a gym/fitness junkie. But at the moment I am completely Harry crazy - most of my Internet time is spent on Harry websites!

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shepherdess - Sep 15, 2003 8:27 am (#154 of 2004)

Welcome, Becky! I'm just the opposite-I can cook fine-but I hate doing it! That's why I taught my kids to cook when they were young (Sunday dinner-pot roast with potatoes, carrots and onions at 8 years old), so I wouldn't have to!

Just Alaska? You still have 49 states to go!

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Kendell Taylor - Sep 15, 2003 12:10 pm (#155 of 2004)

Hey! I'm new. My name is Kendell and I'm an 18 year old college freshman ( The Culinary Institute of America )! I've been seeing a lot of good points and ideas come up ( especially the ones I thought "I" came up with ) and figured that i should start posting. I got into Harry Potter when the little boys I babysat for asked me to read them a few chapters before they went to bed. What can I say? I was hooked. I read the first four books in two days and reread them constantly until OotP was released. I dragged my brother out at midnight so I would be sure to get the book "before anyone else" and finished reading exactly 10 hours later. I spend most of my time trying to convert my family to Harry Potter fanatics.

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Caput Draconis - Sep 15, 2003 8:50 pm (#156 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Sep 15, 2003 9:54 pm

And what a fine way to spend your time, Kendell. Smile The Culinary Institute of America? Neat! Welcome.

And hi Becky! The Aussies are slowly taking over, mwahahaha. Enjoy.

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Becky Palmer - Sep 16, 2003 2:44 am (#157 of 2004)

I forgot to mention earlier that I've been to a few other places in the US - California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee. Not bad for an Australian girl, hey!

I read Philosopher's Stone and Chamber of Secrets in under one day each. Prisoner of Azkaban is my favourite (so far) out of all the books, beause apart from Dobby, Remus Lupin is my favourite character. (I also like Sirius of course). Sometimes I think I'm the only Harry fan in the world and sometimes I think I'm the oldest Harry fan in the world, so it's great to come online and interact with other Harry fans!

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Fawkesy Lady - Sep 16, 2003 6:59 am (#158 of 2004)

My name is Fawkesy Lady and I am a Potter-a-holic. I have been so addicted to reading certain threads, that I finally come here and introduce myself. I am a 28 year old female near Niagara Falls, New York, USA. When the first books came out, I knew I would be hooked, so I avoided reading them. Finally I just gave in and bought the first four and from then on...forget...about...it. I just can't seem to get enough of Pottermania. I am starting to re-read the books (for the third time) but now I am reading them with a notepad too, so I can take quotes to post on the boards. Thank you so much for putting the work into the Lexicon and this forum, it is keeping so many Potter fans content until JKR gives us what we all crave.

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Fawkes Forever - Sep 16, 2003 7:29 am (#159 of 2004)

Welcome Becky & Fawkesy Lady.... always nice to see people of my 'vintage' on the forum

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Sinister Kittens - Sep 16, 2003 7:55 am (#160 of 2004)

'Vintage?' I'm still a tween-ager.. As I always say, Older and Wider, not Older and Wiser!

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Madame Librarian - Sep 16, 2003 10:29 am (#161 of 2004)

Welcome, all Newbies. Hope you have gobs of time for all the catch-up reading you have to do (I'm still not finished and I joined over a month ago).

Hey, catch-up reminds me of ketchup (catsup), and that reminds me of food, and that reminds me to warn everyone that Kendall is really CIA. Honest, that's what they call it. (Sorry, Kendall, couldn't resist.)

Ciao. Barb

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Caitlin McCoy - Sep 16, 2003 11:21 am (#162 of 2004)

Hello, hello anyone remember me?

I've moved out of my godmother's house and live in the East Bay with my new boyfriend. I've dyed my hair red (thus the new avatar). My Potter passion still holds true and I've started writing fanfiction once again. Silly site isn't working today!

I currently work at a place called Lacis...best part about my job: I know how to make veils!

Thats it, that's all, thank you very much all.

~Caitlin

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Liz Mann - Sep 16, 2003 11:52 am (#163 of 2004)
Edited Sep 16, 2003 12:53 pm

CAITLIN!!! There you are! I've been wondering what had happened to you. I was starting to worry. Great to have you back and hoping to see you on the fff sometime!

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Caitlin McCoy - Sep 16, 2003 11:54 am (#164 of 2004)

Yeah, I posted a reply, that story needs to be rewritten from the ground up...but I'll definitely be around more.

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schoff - Sep 16, 2003 11:56 am (#165 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Sep 16, 2003 12:56 pm

Yeah, Caitlin. Welcome back! Been a little busy, haven't you? I've only been gone a half hour, and suddenly all my threads have nice little yellow "new" pix next to them!

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Caitlin McCoy - Sep 16, 2003 11:57 am (#166 of 2004)

Gee, I haven't even gotten started yet!

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Michelle K. - Sep 16, 2003 3:50 pm (#167 of 2004)

Hey, As you all can tell My name is Michelle. I use my real name because if I come up with a cute one I'm sure to forget it.

I love Harry Potter. My favorite character by far is the great Remus Lupin. I also like Ginny (especaily in OOP), just wait Ginny is going to be the Weasley to beat soon. I was also a great fan of Sirius Black. I cried when he died. I am one of the few that doesn't like all the Ginny/Harry talk 'cause that's like Harry marrying his sister for goodness sake!

I'm 30 going 12(not really but sometimes I act it) I live in the great or no so great (depends how you see it) Southern California area. (I live real close to Disneyland) But not in the O.C. although I do go there almost everyday, I just don't live there.

I love theories and how the books are going to end (PLEASE don't have Harry die). I have enjoyed reading all of yours. Michelle

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Michelle K. - Sep 16, 2003 4:18 pm (#168 of 2004)

No that's not crazy, I've thought if I ever get dogs I'd name them Remus and Sirius. So naming your cat after a character is not crazy at all

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Michelle K. - Sep 16, 2003 4:50 pm (#169 of 2004)

Three posts in a row I know is wierd but I just finished reading all the posts (wasn't going too, but once I started I couldn't stop). I'm glad to hear that we are all from all over the world. I've been lucky to have traveled to England, France, Japan and Australia.

Been a Harry fan since right before GOF came out. The three girls I was watching got me started. I read SS one day over the Xmas before GOF came out and borrowed the girls' other two. I wasn't going to buy them. Then when they were too slow in reading GOF I broke down and bought my own. I got my own copies for the next Xmas. POA is by far my favorite. Got all the other kids I watch to read them and now I'm the HP guru in my neck of the woods. I also got my reluctant friend to read them before OOP (She read all four in about a month, OOP in two days). Now she is hooked.

I love to write, big into TV and the Movies. Wrote my own HP fanfic about the future. Ron and Hermione's son is involved. Found the Lexicon before OOP came out and have visited ever since. I found the forum days ago. Having a blast. Can't wait to have wonderful HP discussions with you all. Michelle

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Sly Girl - Sep 16, 2003 6:43 pm (#170 of 2004)

Hey, Michelle- welcome to the board! I'm sure you'll have fun. Just remember, you can always add to a post after the fact (for at least a 1/2 hour), should you feel the need to comment further- just hit the edit button next to your name. It'll save space and whatnot.

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Fawksie - Sep 16, 2003 7:12 pm (#171 of 2004)
Edited Sep 16, 2003 8:18 pm

Wow, a niche, a niche I say! And I thought I was quite the freak among a den of trendiness...(I mean--before someone starts doing the twisty mental dance with my words--that I thought I was alone in my area, where what mattered was the Bennifer break up and if the Madonna-Brittney tryst included a third member...)

Where should I start? I'm a proud Gryffindor, 23, So.Cali kind of chick, majoring in Psychology right now. Not much else. Rowling, however, has rekindled my love for writing.

Oh, and uhm...I enjoy long walks on the beach?

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daesy - Sep 16, 2003 8:52 pm (#172 of 2004)

Hi! I've been lurking for a while, but with all these great theories and ideas, I figured it was time to come out of the woodwork and join in. I'm 29 (really dreading the next birthday, just not ready to grow up)am female and living in Minneapolis. I got hooked on Harry Potter about two years ago by the insistence of my best friend, I'm soooo glad I listened to her, they have helped me enjoy my creative/imaginative side so much more.

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LilyP - Sep 16, 2003 9:47 pm (#173 of 2004)

Well, I've lurked quite a bit and posted a few times, so I guess it's time to introduce myself. I am a 34 year old stay-at-home mom/Math teacher with 2 boys. I can't wait until they are old enough to read (or have me read) about Harry. Being a mom, I have a certain affinity toward Lily, hence my name. I am a recent HP initiate (last spring). For years my students were telling me I needed to read them. I just gave them placating nods and went on living my hum-drum existence. Wow - what I have been missing! I feel like I have years of catching up to do. I read the entire series through 3 times before realizing there were all these discussions going on here. I love the theories and ideas that fly through these pages. It is fascinating. I've been trying to explain to my husband the intricacies of JKR, but he (as do many Americans)only see the children's stories. It is such a relief to find other adults to discuss this with. I look forward to bouncing ideas off these walls.

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kimiraikkonen - Sep 16, 2003 10:07 pm (#174 of 2004)

Hi I haven't been here for some time due to my educational commitments. I joined this forum in early November last year.

Tay Li Hang, male, Singapore, 15 (16 in December)

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Fawkes Forever - Sep 17, 2003 1:13 am (#175 of 2004)
Edited Sep 17, 2003 2:14 am

Sorry to offend SK.... by vintage I meant that they where born the same year as myself (or so I deducted from their ages)

as for being a tween-ager.... right there with ya I heard it once put as 'Adultlescence', kinda sums me up.... after all I still see myself as a girl

Welcome to the rest of the newbies.... I'm still a newbie myself... but as I've been made to feel so welcome by the longstanding members I already feel as thought I'm part of the furniture -- hee hee

Now back to work (tsk tsk never in work), before I get a P45

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Sinister Kittens - Sep 17, 2003 1:23 am (#176 of 2004)

Don't worry Fawkes it takes alot to offend me ;-). And HI to everyone

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Becky Palmer - Sep 17, 2003 1:38 am (#177 of 2004)

I've decided if I ever get another cat, I'm going to name it (okay it'll have to be a "he" won't it) Crookshanks. I have four cats already. I breed and sell pedigree dogs and recently I sold a pup that I had named Dobby. The new owners have young kids who are completely Harry crazy so they have kept Dobby as his name. He has huge big ears like Dobby does.

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Fawkes Forever - Sep 17, 2003 3:13 am (#178 of 2004)

Thanks SK

By the way.... whenever I imagine Crookshanks, I always see Bagpuss (from BBC, see link for a picture [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] ).... a big fat lazy pink & white striped cat.... oh I loved him! Or maybe I'm just mental

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UrbanKat - Sep 17, 2003 5:28 am (#179 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Denise P. Sep 17, 2003 10:28 am

Hi, I was at the last forum, but I have been busy lately with my RPG board, which is now up and running.

As for me, I am from Ontario, I love Harry Potter and I am a University student studying Classics and Archaeology.

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Jenna C - Sep 17, 2003 11:56 am (#180 of 2004)

Hi, I'm a newbie. My name is Jenna, I'm 16, and I live in America. I'm glad I finally found a place where everyone loves Harry Potter as much as I do! Smile

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Celestina W. - Sep 17, 2003 1:46 pm (#181 of 2004)

Yay! Finally there's another Minnesotan here -- hi daesy! And welcome to all the rest of you folks, too!

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The Great Abbycadabra - Sep 17, 2003 7:47 pm (#182 of 2004)
Edited Sep 17, 2003 8:48 pm

Hey, UrbanKat! Nice major!

From Abby, the future Egyptologist

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Anna Katarina - Sep 18, 2003 8:30 am (#183 of 2004)

Hmmm ok, I'm Anna, now 24 years old (25 in less than a month but shhh don't tell anyone)but feels alot older, Swedish, ehm... Enjoys to sit in front of the computer with the head phones on, that way I can concentrate on reading all the interesting posts on the forum. Really love the Fan Fiction too, alot of talent there. (Sly Girl... write more!)

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D.W. - Sep 18, 2003 9:06 am (#184 of 2004)

Hi, I'm Donna, female,39, currently living in New Jersey but from England. Have been reading the boards for a while but decided to register at last to be able to mark what I've read as there is just so much here! Love the Fan Fiction, keep writing guys!

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Jasmine Evans - Sep 18, 2003 9:57 am (#185 of 2004)
Edited Sep 18, 2003 11:01 am

Welcome, Donna. I love Fan Fiction, too. Unfortunately, it isn't working for the time being. ( Or have I just been unluckey? ). Let's hope it's only a momentary problem.

No, it's not true, I've just got the site.

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Sly Girl - Sep 18, 2003 9:59 am (#186 of 2004)

Hi Anna and D.W. Thanks for the vote of confidence, Anna. Smile My muse thanks you. Even if she has left the planet for the time being...

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-Choices - Sep 18, 2003 5:28 pm (#187 of 2004)

Hello - I go by Choices ("It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities" - Dumbledore) and I am new. I am 60 and the mother of two daughters, I have one granddaughter and I am crazy about HP. I am currently reading the series through for the 4th time (on book three). Every time I get to the end of book 5, I miss all the characters and Hogwarts so much I just start reading them all over again. I think HP is just delightful and I am amazed by JKR's talent and imagination. I have both HP soundtrack CD's and I listen to them every time I sit down at my computer. I love dogs (have 3 Rotties) and work with a local animal rescue organization, I love reading and music and I'm a video game nut - Zelda, DK, Banjo Kazooie/Tooie, Eternal Darkness, StarFox Adventures and of course, the HP game, are some of my favorites. This looks like a great forum and I look forward to getting acquainted with everyone.

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Ticker - Sep 18, 2003 5:37 pm (#188 of 2004)

Welcome X's oh, the hundred or so amazing "newbies". It's great to meet ya! And Caitlin - so good to see you back! You too Hang!

I'm eager to see more from all you "writers" out there. Sly girl, you can borrow my rocket-ship to find your muse. It's important that you not lose her. Smile

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Susurro Notities - Sep 19, 2003 6:03 am (#189 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Sep 19, 2003 7:10 am

I have received a question, from shephardess, in "The Secret Keeper Switch" thread about my avatar. Although I had already written a small item about myself in this thread I thought I would return here to answer the question.

My avatar is a drawing by Thomas Wilmer Dewing it is called Head of a Girl (date unknown) Smithsonian American Art Museum (http://nmaa-ryder.si.edu/cgi-bin/search/isearch.pl?DB=pcdb&FPASS=N&FORMAT=one&FHIT=4&ESET=RECORD&QUERY=creator@id/001295).

I have always liked the drawing very much and thought it's mysterious and somewhat ghostly appearance made it a fit for the forum and for my name. I was inspired by JKR to use a latin name. I found a wonderful site on the net that translates English to Latin (http://cheiron.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~barrette/latin/buildsection.cgi?LEXICON)

I started here with the name Capilla Figulus (which is why, shepherdess, if you searched my current name you couldn't find my original post here). Literally hairy potter. I decided that although I liked the way the name sounded it was rather pretentious. I did some thinking and came up with a name that suits our activities here and one that is more original.

The real me is a 40 something mother, wife, nurse with a background in art. I usually read mysteries, food commentary and biographies, and current affairs publications. I watched the movies and thought them good so I got my sons PoA on CD. We listened this June. Since then I have listened to or read each book twice. (My sons and I are starting on Narnia next - need to read something to them while waiting for HP)

I live in Michigan not far from Steve - in fact Steve and I graduated one year apart from each other from different High Schools that are sports rivals but are bound together by their philosophy. I am proud that West Michigan nurtured someone who could put together a site that is so comprehensive, accurate, and delightful. Thanks Steve.

I hope you will all bear with me. I am new here and although I try to read everything on a topic before I shoot my mouth off there is so much here that I am sure I will miss things and bring up topics that have been discussed before. I will also undoubtedly write some dumb stuff. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this Forum.

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Ticker - Sep 19, 2003 6:50 am (#190 of 2004)

Susurro - your contributions are well written, pertinent, and contribute lovely information (not to mention that you yourself seem to be a very interesting individual). Thank you for your conscientiousness in your posts, but please don't worry about bringing up previously discussed topics. Your insights will add much to this forum.

I tried to see if I could find some meaning to "Ticker" at the above listed Latin site, but I guess I'll just have to keep looking for significance elsewhere. Smile Maybe I'll just try to be made by my choices - or something like that...

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thesissels3 - Sep 19, 2003 6:52 am (#191 of 2004)

I've been lurking around here at the forum for a couple of days, but I've been visiting the Lexicon for several months now. My name is Rachel. I am a 24 year old stay at home mom and wife. My husband is a Sonar Technician in the US Navy. A little over 5 months ago we were blessed with a baby girl.

I started reading Harry Potter when the second book came out, and have sense hooked several people on Harry as well. Not only my husband, but my mother, my sister, my aunt and her coworker, and 2 friends have been sucked in by JKR’s fantasy world. Although, none of us are in the age group Harry Potter was originally intended for lol. I do fully intend on including my daughter in the list as soon as she is old enough to understand the difference between the real and the make believe. I can't wait to start reading them to her as her bed time stories! (years from now - Berenstain Bears and Critter books will have to suffice for now!)

Looking forward to discussing JKR's works with you all!

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Susurro Notities - Sep 19, 2003 7:20 am (#192 of 2004)

Ticker,

I am blushing. Thank you for the compliment and for the warm welcome. In fact everyone has been wonderful here.

I have never heard of Martin Smith. The lyrics to Obsession are beautiful. What kind of music does he write/play (jazz, bluegrass, blues...?)? Do I look up Martin Smith or is there a band name I should look for?

The dog is cool too!

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Choices - Sep 19, 2003 8:38 am (#193 of 2004)

Hello Rachel - Thanks for telling me about this place. As you can see, I found it and signed up immediately. Hope to see you here often!

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Ticker - Sep 19, 2003 8:38 am (#194 of 2004)

You're welcome, truly. Martin Smith is in the band Delirious. They are a Christian rock & roll band from the UK. This is their "official" homepage: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] It's hard to describe a sound - especially when the category R&R is so broad.

My dog, Ticker, is probably the coolest dog on the planet - not that she cares, but I'm rather fond of her.

thesissels3/Rachel - welcome! I also have high hopes for my daughter to be as excited about the magical world of HP. Given that JKR's works have appealed to an older than targeted audience, I wonder how young some of her fans are. Well, I guess time will tell.

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fidelio - Sep 19, 2003 8:42 am (#195 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Denise P. Sep 19, 2003 6:54 pm



Well, we'll just see how well that works.

Alrighty then--the world of HTML 1, Fidelio 0. Back to my notes...

And it's a tie!!!!

Archivist’s note: Unfortunately the archiving process eliminated whatever visual fidelio inserted above.

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Choices - Sep 19, 2003 8:43 am (#196 of 2004)

Ticker - "I wonder how young some of her fans are. Well, I guess time will tell."

Last year my oldest daughter was expecting triplets and she and her husband used to read Harry Potter to them ever evening - in utero, so pretty young! LOL

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Susurro Notities - Sep 19, 2003 9:08 am (#197 of 2004)

Thanks again Ticker. Will check Delirious out.

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Danutza - Sep 19, 2003 11:27 am (#198 of 2004)

Hi, i'm Danutza, from Romania, Europe, i'm 20,and i'm a huge fan of Harry Potter, i have all the 4 books, i saw the first movie with the philosopher's stone, and i can't wait to see the others when they'll appear! Good luck to Harry and to you all!

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M. Klara - Sep 19, 2003 11:32 am (#199 of 2004)

Hi, I'm a college student in biology and I LOVE Harry Potter!! I guess that's all you NEED to know. I'm really excited I found a forum for Harry!

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Pinky - Sep 19, 2003 11:43 am (#200 of 2004)

Welcome Danutza and M. Klara!

Just a point to remember, Danutza, we like to use capitalization on the Forum. The word "I" is always capitalized in English. There are many other members of the forum that do not use English as their first language so we understand if you make mistakes. I hope you will feel at home here!

M. Klara, great picture! Can we assume that your picture shows you reading your favorite book?


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Liz Mann - Sep 19, 2003 12:00 pm (#201 of 2004)
Edited Sep 19, 2003 1:01 pm

Welcome to all the newbies!!

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shepherdess - Sep 19, 2003 1:04 pm (#202 of 2004)

Welcome to all the new people!

thesissels3, Can I assume by your name that this baby girl is your first? If so, welcome to the world of motherhood, as well as the forum!

Susurro, Thanks! Informative!

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Susurro Notities - Sep 19, 2003 1:17 pm (#203 of 2004)

shepherdess, Your Welcome. (Undoubtedly you will now think twice before asking me another question. I seem to become a verbose as JKR!)

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Julie R. - Sep 20, 2003 6:49 am (#204 of 2004)

Hello - I'm new!!

I am a 38 year old mom of three boys - live in Pennsylvania (USA) - part-time legal secretary - totally in awe of JKR's extraordinary gift - can't get enough!!

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Wendelin the Weird - Sep 22, 2003 1:31 am (#205 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Denise P. Sep 22, 2003 7:18 am

Hiya! I'm back! I used to come here all of the time until I got wrapped up in the world of Hogwarts RPG's. Just thought I'd pop in again and say hi! I'm stuck working night audit at a hotel so I have plenty of overnight hours to spend catching up on the threads here.

Lets see... as for me, I'm 30 (YIKES!!) and run an RPG site and I need a break after having my heart stepped upon and squashed into tiny crumpled bits. *snicker* I love the HP books, and hope to someday write childrens books if I ever get time. Anyway, I cant think of anything else to say except that I still favor the theory that Dumbledore is the Giant Squid! Smile ha ha!

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Sinister Kittens - Sep 22, 2003 1:44 am (#206 of 2004)

Love your pic! Oh, and hi all!

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thesissels3 - Sep 22, 2003 6:49 am (#207 of 2004)

shepherdess, yes, this is our first! She's been quite the angel... I'm really looking forward to watching her grow! I have been reading stories to her as part of her bedtime routine since she was 2 months old. I can't wait to be able to start including Harry to the list. :-)

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Denise S. - Sep 22, 2003 7:58 am (#208 of 2004)

Wendelin, you're back! *faints from shock*

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Madam Poppy - Sep 23, 2003 3:54 am (#209 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Sep 23, 2003 4:55 am

Someone get the Nurse for Denise! Oh wait, I am the Nurse.... We missed you Wendelin!

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shepherdess - Sep 23, 2003 9:09 am (#210 of 2004)

Welcome Julie R., and welcome back, Wendelin! *faints beside Denise*

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Rose Marie Zadorojny Vilella - Sep 23, 2003 11:40 am (#211 of 2004)

Hi everyone! I've been a member for about 3 weeks, and I love it here. Seriously, my family (except for my olest sister, Cristina) thinks I'm a bit "coo coo", and that I'm too obsessed with Harry Potter, but I don't care! They don't understand about "my other world" (actually I do sound crazy, hehe).

My name's actually Rosa María (legally, but for english speakers I've always been Rose Marie, for my family too),born in Maryland (USA) I'm from Spain (I've lived in the USSR, Argentina and Israel,)I study Law (I'm starting my third year in a week) in the University of Valencia and I'm 20 years old.

I became a fan of the HP books this June, overnight, my sister Cristina (pisceswicca in the forum) bought me the first 4 books A YEAR AGO, the only thing she'd do was talk about HP, till I got sick of hearing about it and refused to read the books! Luckily one night this last june I found the Sorcerers stone lying around(Cristina lives in USA so she bought me the american versions) and thought "what the hell"; i finished the book that same night and ever since I've been reading the books (cause once I'd finished the fourth I had already bought the fifth, once I finished it I re-read all 5 of them).

I really reeeeeally want to read the 6th book desperately, I'm in this forum for some support because I need to talk about Harry Potter with people that will actually understand what I'm going through! I like all the characters (well, some more than others), I'm especially fond of Snape (at first it was because Alan Rickman plays him and I love Alan Rickman, but I'm over liking Snape because of that), he's the most myserious character of all and the more we see him, the more we learn, that's why I particuarly like reading the scenes where Snape shows... . I like Harry alot too, that's why I really want him and Snape to get along at SOME point (but not too near towards the end of it all, of course).

Well that's it for me, I hope you haven't all fallen asleep (Zzzzzzz)most of you probably haven't made it till the end, hehe.

See you soon, muggles!

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Caitlin McCoy - Sep 23, 2003 11:43 am (#212 of 2004)

You're new? Gosh, I had seen your posts everywhere that I just thought you were someone who had joined in my absence!!!

Well, congrats on joining and welcome all. I'd write more, but I'm off to buy Series of Unfortunate Events Book 10. What?!? I have to read something while waiting for more from JKR.

~Caitlin

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Rose Marie Zadorojny Vilella - Sep 23, 2003 12:04 pm (#213 of 2004)

Hehe, no I've been here for about 2 or 3 weeks, but I've come here every day since then, I tell you this is an obsession, and it's so nice to "talk to" people who understand my love for Harry Potter's world). Very Happy wopeeeee! (that wopeee didn't sound like a twenty year old talking,hehe). If my family sees this they'll take me to a doctor! Hehe

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Madam Pince - Sep 23, 2003 2:16 pm (#214 of 2004)

Welcome all! I feel so behind...lost power awhile because of the hurricane on East Coast USA. Speaking of how young some fans of HP are -- my son is 18 months, and while he isn't into the books quite yet, he LOVES the movies. Normally won't watch anything that's "live action" instead of Teletubbies or something, but he will sit with rapt attention while either movie is on TV. He says "Harry Bodder" and "Haggid" and "Bobby" (Dobby, I guess), "Ron", and "Gay-go" (an interesting variation on Draco, I suppose.) So thesissels3, try a movie maybe! It's a good evening wind-down....(But maybe fast-forward through the Fluffy and basilisk parts...)

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::StinkerBell:: - Sep 23, 2003 5:16 pm (#215 of 2004)

Hello All! My name is Sara Preston, I am 15 and I live in Mesa Arizona.~Amy, I think I have been to your stamp shop in chandler! hee hee! I have only written a few messages in the forum.(I have all ready been told off for not capulizing and to use more time on my grammar!) But I still love this site. I am a huge fan of Sirius Black. All of my friends(silly muggles) at school think I'm a complete dork for reading Harry Potter, but I don't mind. I hope to fit in a bit better soon, every one seems to know each other. And I apologize in advance for spelling errors(I go to spell check, but it can't even tell what the word is supposed to be).

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S.E. Jones - Sep 23, 2003 5:25 pm (#216 of 2004)

Welcome aboard, Sara! I've been reading your posts and I think you'll fit in just fine, they're all well thought out. Have fun posting...

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Madam Poppy - Sep 24, 2003 12:32 am (#217 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Denise P. Sep 24, 2003 5:59 am

Hi Sara, Welcome to the Forum. ( Between you and me, I don't think that the spell check even works. I keep a pocket electronic dictionary next to my computer. )

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Madame Librarian - Sep 24, 2003 3:52 am (#218 of 2004)

Welcome, Sara! Don't worry about spelling; it's content that counts. I'd much rather be good at math because there's no quick fix for that ("NumberCheck"?) like there is for spelling. Have fun.

Ciao. Barb

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Marye Lupin - Sep 24, 2003 1:28 pm (#219 of 2004)

Welcome everyone!

Madam Pince, I know what you mean, I lost power on Wednesday (supposedly due to Hurricane Isabel, although when I lost power it had barely started raining and there most definitely wasn't any wind! I think the power company was toying with our minds or something). I didn't get it back until the day before yesterday and there's a lot of posts to catch up on. (BTW I'm very proud of your son, it looks like you've got a true Harry Potter fan on your hands)

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Wendelin the Weird - Sep 24, 2003 11:04 pm (#220 of 2004)

*look of shock* I'm so sorry to have caused you more work there Madam Poppy! Hee hee... although I suppose its job security for people to be fainting around here every once in a while. BTW, do you have any good potions to mend a broken heart? I know bones are nasty business, so I imagine this must be worse. *winks*

And its great to see you all still here! I will hopefully have something to add to the discussions here soon. *grin*

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Madam Poppy - Sep 25, 2003 1:22 am (#221 of 2004)

Here's a dose of friendship and smiles for you Wendy,

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Fawkes Forever - Sep 25, 2003 2:01 am (#222 of 2004)
Edited Sep 25, 2003 3:03 am

Wow.... you guys are still up? What time is it over there? Poor Madam Poppy, are you working the night shift? It's 11.00am here, & I'm barely awake - the fact that I am at work might have something to do with that
Still trying to catch up on all the reading in the forum.... still waay behind
Oh I love your emoticons Poppy!

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Madam Poppy - Sep 25, 2003 9:30 am (#223 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Sep 25, 2003 10:36 am

I was up and awake because I had been on the phone. My daughter and her husband are moving to Reno. They call us when they stop for gas. Today she called from a pay phone at 1:30 a.m. to give an update on their progress. The night before they called at 2:00! I don't care, I'm just glad to hear they are safe. (She has called during the day too. Her cell phone has been "out of area" a lot during the trip.) 8:00 this morning they were in Wells, Nevada. Imagine pulling a small trailer...with a packed car...with a cartop carrier...with one meowing cat & 2 sick hamsters! I'm sure glad I missed out on this trip! (I drove with Karla to Charlotte in September of 2001. Our first morning on the road was September 11th. We will never forget that trip!)

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Wendelin the Weird - Sep 25, 2003 10:49 am (#224 of 2004)

Hee hee... Thanks for the potion, Madame Poppy!!! I feel better already. It looks a little scary, but compared to the Skele-grow bottle I can handle a floating head, so long as its smiling. Really, thanks a bunch! Im going back and forth today, but hey! I just met 2 really nice guys! Who hooo! Now if I could just forget the other one... *sigh*

Anyway, soooo off-topic! And erm.. yeah, I'm the night auditor at a hotel - I work 10pm-8am. With all the problems Ive been having lately I cant sleep to top it off, so Ill be around here a whole lot, I bet. I'm still going on the 4 hours I had yesterday (been up since 11am Weds) *falls over dead* jk

I was thrilled to read some of the topics in here about Book 5. I'm working on rereading it again so catch everything I missed the first go round. And I must add it is so great to see everyone again and meet some new people too!

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Emily - Sep 25, 2003 2:12 pm (#225 of 2004)

Hi, I'm Marauder5!

I'm not quite new here, but only recently registered (I lurked for quite a while). Probably the youngest one here, 13, and feeling a bit embarresed.=) Every bit as much a Potter-head, though! My real name is Emily. My Favorite characters are Hermione, Lupin, and Sirius (or was Sirius...). My favorite book is PoA. I hope to post alot, but can't get on the net much. Oh, and I want to say that this forum has to be the best site I've ever found.

BTW- Since everyone else seems to be mentioning it, I play an instrument, too - flute. Bye!

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Madame Librarian - Sep 25, 2003 2:30 pm (#226 of 2004)

Welcome, Marauder5. It's about time we had some discerning young person on the Forum to offer insight into the complexities of this tale.

(And, I love the name Emily. If my son had been a girl, that's the name I had picked out.)

Ciao. Barb

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Phoebe Astera - Sep 25, 2003 2:45 pm (#227 of 2004)

Hello everyone! I'm Phoebe and I'm new to the Lexicon Forum. Looking forward to the discussions here.

I'm 28, a woman and I live in Kansas.

Until we meet in a thread....!

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timrew - Sep 25, 2003 2:52 pm (#228 of 2004)

I'd better update myself. I'm still Tim, and I still live in Manchester in the UK - but yesterday (the 24th) was my 54th birthday. Which still makes me younger than Mick Jagger!

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fidelio - Sep 25, 2003 2:58 pm (#229 of 2004)

Happy Birthday, Tim!

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timrew - Sep 25, 2003 3:04 pm (#230 of 2004)

Thank you, fidelio.....just don't fix me up with a date with your friend!

I've just realised who your avatar reminds me of....apologies to non-UK readers of this Forum. It's Victor Meldrew, star of, "One Foot In The Grave".

I don't bloody belieeeeeve it! I go to bed.....and then I wake up with...with...with...this chest!

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Madame Librarian - Sep 25, 2003 3:17 pm (#231 of 2004)

Happy Birthday, Timrew. It's so reassuring to have another Baby Boomer on the Forum.

Ciao. Barb

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Caitlin McCoy - Sep 25, 2003 3:19 pm (#232 of 2004)

Happy Birthday Tim! I'm really glad you're back!

~Caitlin

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timrew - Sep 25, 2003 3:20 pm (#233 of 2004)
Edited Sep 25, 2003 4:21 pm

From one Baby Boomer to another....thank you, Barb! And thank you, Caitlin. Nice Smiley!

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Liz Mann - Sep 25, 2003 3:22 pm (#234 of 2004)
Edited Sep 25, 2003 4:23 pm

Oh, I love posting birthday smilies! There are just so many to choose from!


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timrew - Sep 25, 2003 3:25 pm (#235 of 2004)

Well, thanks for the cake and beer, Liz. I'll drink the beer first and have the cake later - I'm a bit wary about a cake with eyes!

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Liz Mann - Sep 25, 2003 3:31 pm (#236 of 2004)

Lol!

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fidelio - Sep 25, 2003 3:31 pm (#237 of 2004)
Edited Sep 25, 2003 4:31 pm

I told Tim that if he didn't lay off The Ugly Duchess I'd find something worse. Here's Frida Kahlo with a hole in her forehead. Happy Birthday yet again!

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Caitlin McCoy - Sep 25, 2003 3:33 pm (#238 of 2004)

Hey, I like Frida Kahlo!

~Caitlin

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timrew - Sep 25, 2003 3:39 pm (#239 of 2004)

Frida Kahlo is okay. And even with the hole in her forehead (Colt 45 or Uzi 9 Millimetre?), she's better looking dead than The Ugly Duchess ever was alive!

That was SO a man (of incredibly advanced years) in a dress!

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Madame Librarian - Sep 25, 2003 3:41 pm (#240 of 2004)

fidelio, is the hole in her an attempt by her beautician to create a space between her eyebrow(s)?

Just wonderin'.

Ciao. Barb

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Caitlin McCoy - Sep 25, 2003 3:43 pm (#241 of 2004)

Oh, that's not nice at all!

~Caitlin

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fidelio - Sep 25, 2003 3:45 pm (#242 of 2004)

The title is "Thinking of death", and in a larger view, you can see a tiny skull and other bones in the hole, which is supposed to give you a view of the inside of her brain.

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Pinky - Sep 25, 2003 3:56 pm (#243 of 2004)

Hey folksies - don't forget this is the Introduction thread. We have a great chatroom you can visit to talk to each other!

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Ihavebothbuttocks - Sep 25, 2003 4:58 pm (#244 of 2004)
Edited Sep 25, 2003 5:59 pm

A belated happy birthday, Tim, from another of the old folks.

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lilly - Sep 26, 2003 2:05 pm (#245 of 2004)

Hey, I'm Lilly, i was on the lexicon forum since it started but didnt go on the EZboards.

It's good to be back!

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shepherdess - Sep 26, 2003 5:18 pm (#246 of 2004)

Lilly, it's good to have you back! Have fun trying to catch up!

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Kowalla - Sep 26, 2003 6:46 pm (#247 of 2004)

Hello all! I'm fairly new here, although I have heard ALL about this place. I am Shepherdess' OTHER daughter. I am 21 years old & live in Boringsville (Bartlesville) Oklahoma as well. I'm married, but no kids yet. Oh, I noticed that Marauder5 plays the flute? I do too! My Mother-in-law also plays & is a band director in Kansas! Maybe someday we'll have to start a Harry Potter band! I've also noticed a lot of birthdays (hapy b-day again, Mom). Mine was July 26th, so as of today, I have been 21 for 2 months!!! Well, I may or may not get much of a chance to get on here, so hopefully I'll get to talk to you some more!

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Merlyn - Sep 26, 2003 6:48 pm (#248 of 2004)

Hi! I am a father of 2 girls who are Potter fans. Someone presented COS to my oldest and I have been hooked since. I am 49, a programmer and live in Canada, (am originally from India). I am a huge fan of TH White's 'The Sword in the Stone' series and also the Narnia books. I was pleasantly surprised to find similar themes recurring in JKR's world! This is a great site and I hope to have fun.

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Wendelin the Weird - Sep 26, 2003 10:34 pm (#249 of 2004)

Welcome everyone!! ~_~

And Merlyn, I hope you do too... I must warn you that this place is very addictive and the insights of the members is mind-boggling! Really, the ideas that come out here are so fascinating - although a bit overwhelming to try and catch up on after having been away for over a month.. *whew!*

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shepherdess - Sep 26, 2003 11:25 pm (#250 of 2004)

Ah! She finally made it! I'm so proud! Welcome Kowalla (that just sounds funny to me) and Merlyn!
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Emily - Sep 27, 2003 12:37 pm (#251 of 2004)

Cool, Kowala! Great to have another flutist. And Welcome aboard! (It feels like home already.) Smile

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Sinister Kittens - Sep 27, 2003 12:41 pm (#252 of 2004)

Hey- why aren't you in the chat room? Nice to meet you by the way!

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Kowalla - Sep 27, 2003 7:49 pm (#253 of 2004)

Thanks Marauder & Shepherdess (that sounds weird to me too) I've read quite a bit of the threads here & it's quite apparent to me that we definitely have some very intelligent people, as well as incredibly deep thinkers. I'm sure this site would have been much more of a help to me while I was at school. It definitely helps to open windows to things in these books that I would have never really taken notice of before- VERY useful for English class. Although, I think that this will be MUCH easier (as well as entertaining). Can't wait to read more!

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MoaningMyrtle101 - Sep 28, 2003 8:32 am (#254 of 2004)

Hi. I'm MoaningMyrtle101. I've been reading other people's discussions for a long time, but I've never actually posted anything myself. Until now, anyway. I'm only thirteen and I live in Charleston, West Virginia, U.S.. I love the Harry Potter books and started a club at school called UHPFC for Unofficial Harry Potter Fan Club. We use the Lexicon all the time and the discussions we read on this forum. I like reading them so much I've decided to start posting my own thoughts here.

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Gryffin - Sep 28, 2003 4:26 pm (#255 of 2004)

Hello! My name is Tammy and I live in Syracuse, NY USA. My member name is Gryffin...A name I Share with my cat. (I wonder how many other pet names have been influenced by J.K. Rowling's wonderful imagination?)

I am also new to the site but not to the Harry Potter books . I love this site because of it's Philosophy. I enjoy reading posts with both upper and lower case lettering. It is also nice to see posts with out the frustrating Internet lingo and the endless debates about who is hotter...Draco or Harry? This forum is perfect for me!!

I also appreciate the intellect of the members here. Thank you for letting me join such a wonderful forum. I look forward to many enjoyable hours spent reading these posts!

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Blast - Sep 28, 2003 5:56 pm (#256 of 2004)

Hi UrbanKat are you from Ontario the province or Ontario in California?

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Blast - Sep 28, 2003 6:24 pm (#257 of 2004)

Hi my name is Steve and I live in Grimsby Ontario Canada.I started reading the H.P. books after seeing the first movie.I have four daughters, one 22, one 14 and two are nine.I started reading the books after grilling my teenager about details lacking in the film.My twins are just starting to read the books and now they are starting to ask me a lot of questions about them.As of september 21 my oldest daughter returned home from university in Newfoundland with a big ginger cat she rescued from the pound in Saint Johns.His name is noodles but I think we might rename him Crookshanks but his little adopted brother [who is also ginger] is a real rulebreaker but is aloveable cat. If Noodles put him in line we will change his name to Crookshanks and if he joins him we will call him Mundingus.I am not the greatest speller or typist so please bear with me.

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virgoddess1313 - Sep 28, 2003 6:32 pm (#258 of 2004)

I'm another new person... I became tired of having no one to discuss my Harry ideas with and sort of stumbled upon this by accident. I'm 19 and from Missouri... nothing else I can think of to describe myself that's really of much interest. Anywho... I'm sure to repeat what everyone else has said ages ago as I occasionally have the tendency to skip over large chunks of threads, so sorry to everyone in advance. I'm really quite loveable! Promise!

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Mrs. Sirius - Sep 28, 2003 6:58 pm (#259 of 2004)

Hey blast end newt, welcome. I have 4 children too. My 7 year old loves the HP books, we recently POA at his insistence but I simply will not discuss GoF with him for at least a year. My other children are triplet girls who will be 5 years old in 4 days, hip ray! It's always so good for me to hear of other mothers with multiples who have made it past the point were we are.

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Hinkypunk - Sep 29, 2003 6:24 am (#260 of 2004)

Hi everyone! I'm 26, female, and a grad student in molecular biology, currently residing in NJ. My hobbies (aside of rereading Harry Potter books over and over) include belly dancing and gardening. My mom got me hooked on Harry Potter during my first year of grad school, and I've since gotten my fiancé and his mother hooked on it! I've been lurking around here since before OotP came out, and followed you all over the web until you returned here. It's been a lot of fun reading everyone's ideas!

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buckbeat - Sep 29, 2003 12:55 pm (#261 of 2004)
Edited Sep 29, 2003 1:57 pm

Hi, I just found out that this forum is working again (it seems one should check more often than once in 10 years). Great. Pity I missed most of the discussion. See you, Buckbeat

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Veela3173 - Sep 30, 2003 4:28 am (#262 of 2004)

Hi everyone! Greetings to all of you. My name is Veela3173.I am 20,female,and i lived in Indonesia .I am a great fans of Harry Potter and this is the first time i ever log in here, and join this forum.(because i thought this forum was not working anymore)i hope we all can be great friends and we can trade information about Harry Potter.I am so looking forward to have a conversation about HARRY POTTER,HARRY POTTER,AND HARRY POTTER.good bye,and see you later,Veela3173.

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Pisceswicca - Sep 30, 2003 6:56 pm (#263 of 2004)

Hello, hello! How are you all! I'm introducing myself because I realized how carless I was at posting messages, but not have any of you know who I am! soowwwwwyyy! :-d

Well, my real name is Cristina Tatiana Zadorojny, the sister of a very, very regular poster, I see, by the name of Rose Marie Zadorojny Vilell (hiya, sister!), I'm 24 years old, and live in Maryland, U.S.A.

I am somewhat of a "late" fan of the Harry Potter series, being that I started reading them in January of 2002. I'd decided to buy the books and read them to find out what all the "fuss" was about them, once and for all (!!), only to discover the books that have completely changed my life!! Part of me LIVES for these books! I love the books so much, I dare to say they are one of the few things that make my life really and truly happy. It may sound sad to some people, but not to me! :-D

I found the Lexicon via my sister, Rose Marie, and ever since can't stay off it. I don't always read absolutely everything or even post as much as my sister does, for e.g., for lack of time due to work and such, but nevertheless I love this site as much as other people who DO read and post in it every single day.

Work? I work as a receptionist at a doctors' office (a practice of six urologists, to be exact!) and for now am not going to school. I was in college for 2 1/2 yrs but dropped out, and have decided to go back soon after work and such is settled. I live in the U.S.A. while my three sisters all live and study in Spain (which pains me with all my heart), and have a boyfriend of roughly, 5 months.

I like to paint, design clothes, theatre and acting, reading, the piano, music and general, and having as much fun as possible (responsibly of course, and in a good way! haha). I LOVE animals, ESPECIALLY dogs (!!!!!!!!), and of course, especially love my own, Bully and Blondie (my cutie pies).

And OF COURSE, i LOOOOOOOVE Harry Potter!!! He RUUUUUULES! :-D

See you all in future posts!

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Viola Intonada - Sep 30, 2003 7:54 pm (#264 of 2004)

I have to say that since my children have started back to school I have way less time to read and post on the forum than I used to. Sigh.

Welcome to all of the new folks!

Timrew, Happy Belated Birthday. Mine was the 28th, my daughter's was the 29th. (Father-in-Law's was the 25th.) Sept. is always a busy birthday month in my household.

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Crackoff Smirnoff - Oct 1, 2003 7:40 am (#265 of 2004)

Hello - As I said in my First post on 9/30/03 this all so fascinating. I was bitten by the Harry potter bug early on. I've always been a voracious reader and enjoy fantasy fiction.

My name is Paul, I am a 39 year old male with a wife an one child. My father is a writer and my mom is a hypochondriac. My education was in the hands of Roman Catholic Nuns for 12 years. I can honestly say the stairs at Hogwarts do remind me of the stairs at the convent at times. Heh! I am a professionally trained chef and have worked in restaurants since I was 16. This career has led to the proprietorship of two restaurants. One I sold to my partner for a small nest egg, which I parlayed into another two years down the road. The second was a grim failure due to poor location, and unfavorable economy. So here we are six months later trying to regroup and decide on a new career path.

My hobbies include playing music (guitar, bass, keys) Seeing live music mainly jam bands. I cut my teeth on the grand daddy of them all the Grateful Dead, whom I saw more times than any one should have been entitled. My other artistic outlet is spinning gobs of molten pyrex into jars, marbles, pendants and other forms of glass jewelry. I cannot begin to say how much fun this is. I'll answer the one FAQ when people find out I blow glass. No, I don't make pipes.

Well that's a good synopsis of where I'm coming from.

PB

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Grant the Great - Oct 1, 2003 7:55 pm (#266 of 2004)
Edited Oct 1, 2003 8:56 pm

OK, I never did this when I joined the forum, so I'll do it now. I don't have time to read through all these messages, so I'll just say that whoever want to read this can.

My screne name is Grant the Great, and my real name is Grant (yes, that's my first name, not last). I live in Utah in the United States. And (hopefully this comment won't be offensive to anyone; am I allowed to mention my religion?) I am a Mormon boy, and proud of it!

I'm a senior in high school. I run (if any of you are runners, you realize what a deep statement this is). I am a very studious teenager, and I love to read HP (duh!). If you were to put me in a stereotype (which is incredibly difficult, everyone says so), you'd have a mixture of preppy/runner/writer/nerd/girl-crazy-teen/singer. If you don't understand what that means, don't worry; neither do I.

K, time for me to get some shut-eye. I have Key Club in the morning (that's another thing, I love doing service)! If you didn't get the point, I'm way busy, so I will read just a few threads regularly. Sorry if that sounded rude, I don't know how to rephrase it (yeah, I'm a writer, but I can't phrase things well . . . oh *great*!).

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Rose Marie Zadorojny Vilella - Oct 2, 2003 9:07 am (#267 of 2004)
Edited Oct 2, 2003 10:10 am

Oh Tim, Happy Belated Birthday! I said so in the "geetings" thread.

Oh, and Hi Crissy (my sister)! I'm glad to see you've found time to look around and drop a few posts, I hope you continue because it will mean you're not that busy with work and everything.

I wanted to say to you all that I love this Forum,I'm so glad I found it, and I laugh a whole bunch at the funny posts (Tim, yours are great!!). The "things that you shouldn't do/say to Voldermort" cracked me up, they were all so funny and original.

I also wanted to add that the reason why I hardly leave posts around here is becasue I haven't got internet at home, I have to come to a net café and it isn't that cheap, If I could I'd spend much more time here. The reason why I leave so many Snape and Sirius messages is because they're my favourite characters (along with Ron, Harry, Lupin and DD, and ARTHUR("bless him"), of course), and I love talking about them. That's why the little time I have on the net I dedicate it to them, if I don't read the posts I'm very left behind.

So it's not that I'm not interested in getting to know you all better, you sound like very nice people and I thoroughly enjoy reading and answering posts, exchanging opinions and joking around.

So, until I come here again (I'll try and come more often to the "Tell us about yourself" and "greetings" threads)!!!

Kisses to you all, my fellow muggles! (gosh, being a muggle is so dull...)

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Aragog Fan - Oct 2, 2003 9:41 am (#268 of 2004)
Edited Oct 2, 2003 10:42 am

Hi all! I'm a married mother of 2 (one in college, the other is 12) I live in the Washington DC metro area. My son calls me a Harry Potter "dork", "freak", etc and I have to admit that he is onto something! I am a medical social worker and have made it my calling to get everyone I know to read the books. I must say I have been very sucessful and have had many animated conversations over plot and mysteries. I have read them all too many times to keep count and really look forward to more :::inpatiently waiting for the sixth book::: Oh yes...I'm also facinated with spiders..hence, my name. Im still trying to talk my family into a beautiful tarantula....

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mischa fan - Oct 2, 2003 10:53 am (#269 of 2004)

Hi Aragog Fan,

Welcome to the Forum'

My son calls me a Harry Potter dork", "freak", etc and I have to admit that he is onto something!

If you click here

Jim the Potty "Potty HQ" 8/30/03 9:46am

then he can call you a Potty to.

Hope you enjoy the forum.

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Jim the Potty - Oct 2, 2003 12:06 pm (#270 of 2004)

Thanks for the link, mischa fan!

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Rose Marie Zadorojny Vilella - Oct 3, 2003 1:43 am (#271 of 2004)
Edited Oct 3, 2003 2:44 am

Welcome, Aragog fan!

Jim the Potty: what do I do to become an official Potty? How do I sign up?

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Jim the Potty - Oct 3, 2003 8:27 am (#272 of 2004)

Check the Potty thread!

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Rose Marie Zadorojny Vilella - Oct 3, 2003 12:04 pm (#273 of 2004)

Will do! Thanks. You don't have to be rude,hehe (joking!!!!) I can't do it right now because it's dinner time, I'll come again tomorrow Very Happy

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Jumbo - Oct 3, 2003 12:07 pm (#274 of 2004)

Hi I'm Jumbo and I am 37 and have 2 children of 9 and 4. I haven't posted much as yet as I usually find when I read a thread that people are thinking the same way as me, but if I can add anything new I will.

I do have a little project though. I am trying to create a floorplan of 4 Privet Drive so if anyone has any thoughts or information I will add it.

Jumbo (JJ)

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Joost! - Oct 3, 2003 12:15 pm (#275 of 2004)
Edited Oct 3, 2003 1:19 pm

Welcome Jumbo, I've seen some of your posts and they're quite interesting.

About the floorplan: It seems William Sylvester beat you to it. The lexicon proves itself again as being the best Harry Potter information site on the web.

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Madame Librarian - Oct 3, 2003 12:35 pm (#276 of 2004)

Jumbo, just curious--sorry, welcome to the Forum *bonks head with mouse as penalty for poor manners*--are you a graduate of Tufts University?

Ciao. Barb

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Jumbo - Oct 3, 2003 1:50 pm (#277 of 2004)
Edited Oct 3, 2003 2:51 pm

Hi Joost, I've seen that plan and I am hoping to improve on it. When I read the books the house seemed very much like a million other British homes. But it has a few features that in combination make it more unusual; The fireplace in the kitchen is something that was common before 1950 whereas a downstairs toilet is more common after 1950. The setting of the house also has me thinking;

Petunia is a nosey neighbour and likes to "crane over garden fences". Vernon expects to be heard when he shouts across the road from his living room window suggesting a more open plan neighbourhood with houses not far from the road.

But the house is described as large and square, with 4 bedrooms, (detached?), which suggests a house set back from the road that is more private. Now I am not saying houses like it dont exist but there are not many exactly like it.

And not forgetting Barbs Q. The answer would have to be no, Sorry, I didn't go to Tufts University. But I have been to America Smile

Jumbo

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Madame Librarian - Oct 3, 2003 5:57 pm (#278 of 2004)

Jumbo, the reason for my question is that the Jumbos are the name of the Tufts sports teams and the school mascot, an elephant donated to the school by P.T. Barnum (of Barnum and Bailey's circus fame) after it had died. It's preserved and in some Boston museum now. The statue of Jumbo on the campus is usually painted light blue (school colors are blue and white). The only reason I know this is that my son is now a sophomore (2nd yr.) at Tufts. Oh well, I knew it was a long shot.

Re the Dursley's house: If the film has any merit, it showed overhead shots of the neighborhood, and the houses looked packed in tight, neat rows. In the U.S. we'd call this "ticky-tacky" from the 1960s Pete Seeger song called "Little Boxes" (I think that's the title) with a chorus that went: ..."there's a blue one and a pink one and a white one and a yellow one. Little boxes, little ticky-tacky, little boxes, in a row...." (I'm close, I know, but not exact on the lyric--you get the picture). The song basically is bemoaning the sameness of suburbia--in appearance, class and attitude that arose in the 50s and 60s in America. Fits the Dursleys quite well.

Ciao. Barb

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Ricky Warner - Oct 4, 2003 12:46 am (#279 of 2004)

Hi everyone. I used to be here a lot, but got pulled away. I'd like to come back. Does anybody here remember me? I hope you do, I sure remember a couple of you, especially Madam Poppy. So if everyone would like to re-accpet me I would love that, thanks.

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shepherdess - Oct 4, 2003 1:35 am (#280 of 2004)

Ricky,

I remember you. Welcome back.

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Carina - Oct 4, 2003 8:01 am (#281 of 2004)

Gee, Ricky! Of course we would accept you back!

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Rose Marie Zadorojny Vilella - Oct 4, 2003 11:53 am (#282 of 2004)

Welcome Jumbo!

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Ricky Warner - Oct 4, 2003 9:11 pm (#283 of 2004)

Thanks everyone, glad to be back.

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Madame Librarian - Oct 5, 2003 7:29 am (#284 of 2004)

Welcome, all Newbies!

Gosh, there seems to be a lot of new names (or returning members) posting all of a sudden this weekend (10/4-10/5).

I invite you to introduce yourself with a little bio on this thread. Thanks!

Ciao. Barb

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Liz Mann - Oct 5, 2003 11:11 am (#285 of 2004)

Welcome, welcome, welcome, ickle firsties, to the wonderful world of Harry Potter mania!!!

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Ricky Warner - Oct 5, 2003 4:25 pm (#286 of 2004)

Well, OK then.

Name-Richard James Watson Reynolds Warner, but everyone basically calls me Ricky.

Location-North of Sydney, Australia.

Passions-Reading (mainly fantasy), umm, I go to church, studying history (Ancient mostly) and mythology.

Ambition- I have wanted to do sooo many things. My current ambition is to bcome a linguist, and translate bibles for World Vision, but that could change by tomorrow.

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Susurro Notities - Oct 5, 2003 4:40 pm (#287 of 2004)

Ricky, What an admirable ambition. Wish you the best in pursuing your dreams.

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Ricky Warner - Oct 5, 2003 4:48 pm (#288 of 2004)

Thank you, that means a lot to me. I hope you have success it what you attempt at as well Susurro.

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Blast - Oct 5, 2003 6:06 pm (#289 of 2004)

Mrs Sirius with triplets how do you find time to read Harry Potter?LOL I thought my wife myself and our oldest daughter had our hands full with our two.

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Lumos* - Oct 5, 2003 7:10 pm (#290 of 2004)
Edited Oct 5, 2003 8:11 pm

Hi Everyone!

As you can see, I am Lumos* and I am named after my favourite spell in Harry Potter Very Happy!

I love reading Harry Potter numerous amounts of times (so much so that I have lost count!) and I also love the colour purple!

I live on the West-Coast of Australia and my hobbies include reading, listening to music and surfing the web!

I hope to make many Harry-Potter-loving friends on the Lexicon forum!

<|o)

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Ricky Warner - Oct 6, 2003 4:20 am (#291 of 2004)

Well hello Lumos*. Can I just call you Lumos or Lum, or even Mos? Lumo maybe? Sorry, but hello. I live on the east coast of Australia. Great to meet you.

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Wendy Snelgrove - Oct 6, 2003 9:20 am (#292 of 2004)

Hello all,

I am Wendy Snelgrove, and my nickname (I think) on World Crossing was Wakefield Wendy, but I didn't post often so most will probably not remember me. I didn't post on EZ board but did read occasionally.

I am 34 and live with my partner (who is also named Wendy, which is irritating) and my dog (Arthur, a golden retriever). We are getting married next summer, and we live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (where it is legal for same sex couples to marry). I am active in my church (United Church of Canada) and with Girl Guides (like Girl Scouts). I work for the Government of Canada as a negotiator of land claims with First Nations. I love my job because my work is challenging and rewarding.

I enjoy Harry Potter very much, and I have always enjoyed quality children's literature. I also enjoy this forum because of the wide range of people here, the quality discussions (and the lack of "Draco is sooooo hot" discussions) and the insistence on using the English language. I can't even understand the netspeak examples used in the "Philosophy of the Forum" thread, except that "you" is a three letter word, so it would confuse me if you allowed them! I guess I'm showing my age!

I hope that was a sufficient introduction, and I look forward to talking with you all as time permits.

Thanks, Wendy

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Istari Jones - Oct 6, 2003 12:46 pm (#293 of 2004)
Edited Oct 6, 2003 1:46 pm

Hi, everyone! Just popped in to say hi. I probably won't be able to post for a while, as a Dementor (i.e. lightning storm) nailed my computer. I miss everyone, especially the St, Mungo's crowd! Hope to back up and running soon............Istari

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Liz Mann - Oct 6, 2003 12:51 pm (#294 of 2004)

Hey, Istari, I don't recall seeing you on the FFF recently.

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shepherdess - Oct 6, 2003 12:57 pm (#295 of 2004)

I remember the names Lumos! and Wendy Snelgrove. Welcome back!

Istari! We've missed you!

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Sly Girl - Oct 6, 2003 1:13 pm (#296 of 2004)

Istari! You're alive!!! Hope you get back to us full time soon....

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Wendelin the Weird - Oct 6, 2003 2:04 pm (#297 of 2004)

Welcome... or welcome back everyone! ~_~

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Marè - Oct 6, 2003 3:58 pm (#298 of 2004)

I'm not sure if Lumos! and Lumos* are the same person(s)

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Sly Girl - Oct 6, 2003 6:30 pm (#299 of 2004)

They're not. Lumos! is in America. Lumos* is in Australia.

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Wendelin the Weird - Oct 6, 2003 8:53 pm (#300 of 2004)
Edited Oct 6, 2003 9:54 pm

-*slaps forehead* I can see I'll be very confused... moreso than usual. hee hee

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shepherdess - Oct 6, 2003 9:01 pm (#301 of 2004)

Thanks for clearing that up! I didn't pay attention to the punctuation; just the name. But I'm sure I've seen that avatar, too.

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Ricky Warner - Oct 6, 2003 9:03 pm (#302 of 2004)

Whoa, so many Lumos's. OK American Lumos, I need a nickname for you, ummm Mossy! And the Australian Lumos, Lumsy. I am in a nckanme inventing mood.

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Beth Kakuma - Oct 7, 2003 12:04 pm (#303 of 2004)

Hi,

My name is Beth Kakuma-Depew, but I decided to drop the hypenated part for my postings. I'm a midwesterner living in Sacramento, CA. I'm into comics books, knitting, and of course fantasy fiction. I really like the so-called "Young Adult" fantasy, especially Owl in Love by Patrice Kindl. I don't post much but I do enjoy reading other peoples theories and ideas! Oh, and I'm a librarian.

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Madame Librarian - Oct 7, 2003 12:25 pm (#304 of 2004)
Edited Oct 7, 2003 1:25 pm

Welcome everyone!

Yay--more librarians!

Have fun posting and reading.

Ciao. Barb

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Jasmine-Lori Black - Oct 7, 2003 12:52 pm (#305 of 2004)

HI!!!!! I'm Jasmine-Lori Black!!

I'm a 12 year old originally from the heart of NYC. I just moved to Central New Jersey in August.

My real name is Jenn but I prefer to be called Jamie for certain reasons...

I'm a female {DUH!!}

And I like to Write, Hit People... and Go on the computer... and watch/play baseball... which is da BOMB!!!

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Wendelin the Weird - Oct 7, 2003 12:55 pm (#306 of 2004)
Edited Oct 7, 2003 1:56 pm

YAY!!! Welcome Jamie!!

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Jasmine-Lori Black - Oct 7, 2003 1:18 pm (#307 of 2004)
Edited Oct 7, 2003 2:21 pm

Do I know you?

JUST KIDDING!!!

HI Wendelin! Hee hee... I'M HERE DUN DUN DUN

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SarcasticGinny - Oct 7, 2003 1:23 pm (#308 of 2004)

Hullo. I'm brand new! My name is Emily and I'm a 21 year old college student (majoring in English Lit/Comp). Obviously I adore HP or I wouldn't be here. I hail from the Chicago 'burbs. Dunno what else there is to say other than this forum rules and I'm excited to join.

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Jasmine-Lori Black - Oct 7, 2003 1:44 pm (#309 of 2004)

HI Emily!!!!



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Madame Librarian - Oct 7, 2003 1:48 pm (#310 of 2004)

Hey, Ginny, What 'burb? I'm from Evanston.

How about those Cubbies (I'm a fair-weather fan, sorry to say)?!

Ciao. Barb

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Liz Mann - Oct 7, 2003 2:39 pm (#311 of 2004)
Edited Oct 7, 2003 3:41 pm

Welcome Jasmine and SarcasticGinny!

So, you like to write, Jasmine? Will I be seeing you on the fan fiction forum at all?

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Ricky Warner - Oct 7, 2003 2:50 pm (#312 of 2004)

Welcome all Newbies (We are allowed to call you that aren't we, I think I am probably in the newbie status too!)

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SarcasticGinny - Oct 7, 2003 4:08 pm (#313 of 2004)

I'm from Elk Grove/Schaumburg, Madame Librarian. Those Cubbies are warming my heart this year like none other! Hi to everyone. (Oh, and hats quite the avatar, Miss Jasmine, that movie scared me ridiculous, eek!)

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Denise P. - Oct 7, 2003 6:21 pm (#314 of 2004)

Make sure that the chit chat goes over to the Chat thread.

Ricky, I have had people complain in email about being labeled a "newbie". Rather than cause a problem, I would appreciate the term not being use. "Ickle Firsties" was another one that was not appreciated.

A simple "Welcome and Hi to all our new members!" works really well

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Lumos* - Oct 7, 2003 10:47 pm (#315 of 2004)

Hey Ricky Warner you can call me watever I don't really mind just as long as it has something to do with Lumos!!

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Ricky Warner - Oct 8, 2003 1:44 am (#316 of 2004)

Lumos, another word that has no rhyme is month.

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Rose Marie Zadorojny Vilella - Oct 8, 2003 3:44 am (#317 of 2004)
Edited Oct 8, 2003 4:45 am

Well then welcome Jasmine, sarcastic Ginny, and Ricky (had I welcomed you before? can't remember). And welcome to anyone I've forgotten.

Lumos*, my favourite is "Expecto Patronum". The stag takes the form of James when he's an animangus, I think it's very special, for Harry to fell as he's got his loving father helping him out when he's most scared (dementors are what most scares Harry).

Oh one other thing! You said nothing in the English dictionaryrhymes with mouth. What about south? hehehehe Razz

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shepherdess - Oct 8, 2003 4:16 am (#318 of 2004)

Welcome Everyone! I hope you all enjoy the forum!

edit: (Oh, and I mentioned the mouth/south thing on another thread.)

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Rose Marie Zadorojny Vilella - Oct 8, 2003 11:05 am (#319 of 2004)

Oops!

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Jasmine-Lori Black - Oct 9, 2003 12:08 pm (#320 of 2004)

Hi everyone just a heads up Just call me Jamie Wink it's easier and yeah I'll probably be on the FF boards and I don't care if ya'll call me a Newbie it's all good Wink

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Lumos* - Oct 9, 2003 9:49 pm (#321 of 2004)

Oh I think it was typo - I must have meant month instead of mouth... thanks everyone for pointing it out!? I'll change it soon....

<|Surprised)

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MamaDeb - Oct 10, 2003 1:21 pm (#322 of 2004)

Hi. I'm MamaDeb. I'm almost 40, and married. I live in Brooklyn, NY with my husband and a couple thousand books. We're both science fiction and fantasy fans, and we both have read all five books multiple times. I am, however, new to the forum in any incarnation. It looks like a fun place.

I'm also writing this on the eve of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, so I'll be disappearing for two days in less than an hour.

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Madame Librarian - Oct 10, 2003 2:39 pm (#323 of 2004)

Hey, MamaDeb, welcome. You're probably already outtahere for the holiday, but just want to let you know that I just am on a Sukkah-building break. Had to check the Forum to get the "news."

Hello, everyone. This Forum will make you think! Have a ball!

Ciao. Barb

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Mary Lam - Oct 10, 2003 5:04 pm (#324 of 2004)

I realize that in most forums, there are always a place for new members to say hi. This is great. I love saying hi. So...HI!!! I am 14 years old, chinese, and permanent resident (soon would be a citizen after some complicated situations) of South Carolina. I am female and as you can see me being in this forum, I am a Harry Potter series fan. I am very nice most of the time and very outgoing...anyways HI!

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Madam Minh - Oct 10, 2003 8:13 pm (#325 of 2004)
Edited Oct 10, 2003 9:20 pm

Hi! I'd like to join, but don't seem to be able to register...How come? Please help me... (later) Oh, OK. Now it works.

So, Hi everyone. You all look like a smart bunch, I feel dumb and unperceptive reading your posts.

My name is Céline, I'm french, I'm 31 and this is my first forum. I read Philosopher's stone on a plane to NY 2 years ago and got hooked. I came back to France with all 4 books and 2 schoolbooks...kind of heavy. How do you add the cool pics to your post? Thanks in advance!

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Madam Minh - Oct 10, 2003 10:17 pm (#326 of 2004)

Previous was posted before I discovered the trick. Never mind, then.

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Wendelin the Weird - Oct 10, 2003 10:38 pm (#327 of 2004)

Welcome everyone!! Glad to have you all here!!

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shepherdess - Oct 11, 2003 5:46 am (#328 of 2004)

Welcome everyone!

Madam Minh, please tell me you didn't spend two hours figuring that out because there was no one to help you?! If that's the case, I'm sorry!

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Madam Minh - Oct 11, 2003 10:49 am (#329 of 2004)

No problem shepherdess. It just took 2 minutes checking the WX FAQ. I spent the 2 hours in between posts reading various threads.

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Rose Marie Zadorojny Vilella - Oct 11, 2003 11:00 am (#330 of 2004)

Welcome MamaDeb, Mary Lam and Madam Minh! I hope you enjoy this place as much as I do! Very Happy

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Liz Mann - Oct 11, 2003 2:16 pm (#331 of 2004)
Edited Oct 11, 2003 3:17 pm

Welcome Mary Lam and Madam Minh! Welcome to our little () community!

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Celestina W. - Oct 11, 2003 4:42 pm (#332 of 2004)

Hi and welcome to all the new people!

Sorry if this is the wrong place, but I've been wanting to ask a question. Barb, Beth, and any other librarians out there, would you mind telling me where you went to college and what degree(s) you have? I'm really interested in a career in library science, but I've had trouble finding info about schools with good programs. Thanks a bunch!

Jo

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Denise S. - Oct 11, 2003 4:51 pm (#333 of 2004)

Actually, we have a chat thread (right above this thread) where you can go talk about anything you want. Your question is probably better suited for the Chat Thread.

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W J - Oct 11, 2003 7:17 pm (#334 of 2004)

Celestina W., I left you a long message on the Greetings/Chat Discussions thread about Library Science.

'Back to introductions now...

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Lumos* - Oct 11, 2003 9:04 pm (#335 of 2004)

Welcome everyone! Hope you enjoy the forum!

<|Surprised)

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Princess of Cliffies - Oct 11, 2003 11:19 pm (#336 of 2004)

Hi! My name is Becky Schulte. I'm in my late 20's. I live in Norton, Massachusetts. I love to read and write. My sign in name is the Princess of Cliffies because over on the Warner Brothers official Harry Potter website I have posted a pre-OotP year five and am currently posting a year six to follow that, and I was dubbed that by my fans, whom I constantly leave cliffies for. I'm here now doing some information gathering.

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katayoun - Oct 12, 2003 9:11 am (#337 of 2004)

hi, my name`s katayoun . i`m 18 years old and currently a teacher in an english school . i`m a great fan of harry potter. my greatest obsession in harry serries are lord voldemort nagini bellatrix sirius .

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Kip Carter - Oct 12, 2003 12:38 pm (#338 of 2004)

katayoun,

Welcome to the Harry Potter Lexicon Forum. We have a great family here and really enjoy everyone's thoughts.

I would suggest that you read the thread -- Philosophy of this Forum - Please Read! to understand more about our family.

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Lexi Lippincott - Oct 12, 2003 4:38 pm (#339 of 2004)

Name:Alexis; Nickname:Lexi a/s/l: 12/f/Az in USA I'm the BIGGEST Harry Potter fan!!!!Smile I'm a new memeber to this site & trying to leran how to enter a house.

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Denise P. - Oct 12, 2003 5:50 pm (#340 of 2004)

Welcome Lexi! We are not a Role Playing site here, there are no houses to enter. You may want to go read the thread called "Philosophy of this Forum" Have fun here on the Lexicon Forum

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LevTRox - Oct 13, 2003 9:44 am (#341 of 2004)
Edited Oct 13, 2003 10:57 am

Hi, I go by the name of LevTRox. My name isn't Lev but a certain very famous Russian is my hero, he has a biography bigger and denser than the 5th book and I've read it. Can you guess who he is yet?

I'm a Brit, in college and female (see why my name isn't Lev)!

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katayoun - Oct 13, 2003 10:27 am (#342 of 2004)

thank you so much. i would respect the rouls of course . it was really useful because i used short writing last time before u mentioned it too me . thanks again.

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Tonal OfTimes - Oct 13, 2003 11:40 am (#343 of 2004)

Tonal is the name that I choose, but my parents choose Carlos, so I’m Carlos too. I was born in 1980 in the middle of the Great Sonora Desert, in a hot rainy day. I study Computer Engineer in a Mexican University, but now I’m living in Arizona in the USA, in a small city called San Luis, I’m learning English, that’s my goal for now, because I want to get a Master Degree in Parallel & Distributed Computation. I’m single, I like all the arts in general, music, literature, dance, painting, ALL. I enjoy Rowling books so much, that’s why I’m here. And I’m ready to make new friends, all around the world.

Nos vemos en el infinito. Serenos y desprendidos El Águila nos dejará pasar a la Libertad.

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Professor Nikatus - Oct 13, 2003 7:36 pm (#344 of 2004)

Hello Everybody!!!

I'm Ana and sister of Tonal OfTimes. I have been fan of Harry Potter since I saw SS movie. I am from Arizona but used to live in the state of Sonora in Mexico, but I am currently living in Arizona. I am a student of Graphic Design in AWC (Arizona Western College). I love to any kind of art, but I practice the art of painting and drawing. I am 18 years old and the daughter of a Mexican family. English is my second language (so, if you guys see any misspellings tell please . . .Smile ). I hope I make new friends in here that love Harry Potter.


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Susurro Notities - Oct 13, 2003 7:53 pm (#345 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Oct 13, 2003 8:55 pm

Welcome! You will have loads of fun and learn alot here.

Tonal OfTimes, what does "Nos vemos en el infinito. Serenos y desprendidos El Águila nos dejará pasar a la Libertad." mean? Please answer on the Greetings/ Chat Discussion Thread - Read My Opening thread as that is where chit chat is allowed. Thank you.

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Stararach - Oct 16, 2003 2:43 pm (#346 of 2004)

Star Dragon, 20, male, outside of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, New to this forum have read the first four book's and am almost finished with the fifth book.

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Hem Hem - Oct 16, 2003 2:48 pm (#347 of 2004)

Welcome to the Forum...just to warn you, there are spoilers to book 5 all over the forum, not just in the folder called "Order of the Phoenix--SPOILERS!" Enjoy your reading of OotP, and I hope you have fun with us here on the forum. But until you've finished the book--tread carefully!

-Jackie

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scully jones - Oct 16, 2003 8:55 pm (#348 of 2004)

Well, I've been here a while, but haven't posted here yet. I am Sarah E. Jones, but not S.E. Jones... Smile I live in Michigan, am 20 and have yet to start college. I will soon, though, studying who knows what. I was living in a small town in Idaho when Goblet of Fire came out, and was curious of the media attention given to a "children's book". I read out of curiosity and quickly became a huge fan. I bought OotP just after midnight on the release date, and read it on my flight to visit my mother. It was done before I got there. There were six other people (my age) on the same plane reading the same book. As you can see, I tend to ramble... I don't post a lot, but I read everything that goes on here. Hope to get more involved in the future, and thank you all for your friendship I have had so far.

Sarah

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lilruninsweete - Oct 16, 2003 10:08 pm (#349 of 2004)

Hey everbody. My name is Chana Rivka, and i'm new to this site. well, actually, I've been reading posts for a while, but just recently signed up for an account. I'm 17 years old, but I'm very mature for my age, so i hope that the only problem with me being younger is that I cant spell... hehehe. I'm in 11th grade. Mr english teacher quit after 2 weeks, then we had a sub, and now we have a guy that is "testing out the job". Being that I'm not really learning anything during the turnovers of the class... I decided to re-read all of the Harry potter books and try to find hidden things that I'd never noticed before. It's really fun. Anyways... I'll be going now and I'm gunna go read some more forums... bye!

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Hem Hem - Oct 16, 2003 10:19 pm (#350 of 2004)
Edited Oct 16, 2003 11:20 pm

Chana Rivka...Bruchim Ha'baim la'forum shelanu! Welcome to the forum! I'm also seventeen (in two weeks, anyway)...have a wonderful chag sameach and gut Yom Tov, and I hope that you remain with us at the forum for a while!

Oh yeah, you should read Lexicon Steve "-- Philosophy of this Forum - Please Read!" 9/7/03 1:46pm to get used to the guidelines around here, but you should have no trouble at all!

Jackie F (Yakova Michal) from Seattle, WA

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HarrysAngel - Oct 17, 2003 10:49 am (#351 of 2004)

Hi! I've been visiting this site for a while,love the discussions, and thought it was time I registered. I'm female, live near London,and got into the HP books when I bought the first one for the kids a few years ago.

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!!!!!LauraAngel - Oct 18, 2003 10:34 am (#352 of 2004)
Edited Oct 18, 2003 11:35 am

Hi, I'm Laura. I'm a 16 year old danish girl. Not really much more (interesting) to tell about me... I better apologize now for all the grammar and spelling error I'm going to make/have made...

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Mandy Thomas - Oct 18, 2003 12:41 pm (#353 of 2004)
Edited Oct 18, 2003 1:42 pm

Hello everybody!!!! I'm so happy to be here among all you other Harry Potter fans!!!! My name is Mandy Thomas, I'm fifteen years old and live in Texas. I've read Harry Potter ever since I was in fifth grade! I can't wait till the POA movie comes out!!!! Or the 6th book! Sad But it'll be a while! At least while I'm waiting I'll have plenty of people to talk to!! Love, Mandy

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Garion - Oct 19, 2003 12:34 am (#354 of 2004)

Hello, my name is Jack Dees. I am 39 years old and live in Boise, Idaho. I have been an avid Harry Potter fan since June of this year. I started reading the books to my wife as she was recuperating from surgery and couldn't put them down until we finished OoP. I love fantasy and science fiction, especially Harry Potter, David Eddings and Raymond E. Feist.

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Jasmine Evans - Oct 19, 2003 7:50 am (#355 of 2004)

Welcome to all of you new people.

Laura, you don't have to worry much about your English here, it's my experience that people are very patient. I'm a Dane, too.

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!!!!!LauraAngel - Oct 19, 2003 8:52 am (#356 of 2004)

Jasmine - Virkelig? Hvor sjovt!

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Ulrikke - Oct 19, 2003 9:06 am (#357 of 2004)

Laura, I'm also from Denmark! (Bare lige til din oplysning:))

Live in Copenhagen. How about you?

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!!!!!LauraAngel - Oct 19, 2003 9:11 am (#358 of 2004)

Hvidovre, but I live at my school in Frederiksberg.

Ih, hvor sjovt! Jeg troede at jeg var den eneste!



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Jasmine Evans - Oct 19, 2003 11:45 am (#359 of 2004)
Edited Oct 19, 2003 12:50 pm

Yes, it is funny, but I think the other forum fellows think it is a little "træls" ( ooops, sorry!) if we communicate too much in our own language.

And no, I don't say "træls" because I am from Jutland, but from Sydfalster where the word has been "adopted" as well.

To our forum fellows: "Træls" means something like "annoying" or "sad".

Go' javten mæ' jer.

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Marè - Oct 19, 2003 12:37 pm (#360 of 2004)

Actually I don't find it "traels" (can't stick my a to me e like you do) at all. I find it rather funny to try and see what I can understand from it

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Liz Mann - Oct 19, 2003 1:36 pm (#361 of 2004)

Welcome all ickle firsties!

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Penny Lane. - Oct 19, 2003 6:13 pm (#362 of 2004)

Hey! I just decided to read like 80 some posts today. A welcome to all the new members, and Yay! another Michigander!!!

I don't think that speaking in other languages is træls either. Marè - If you have a mac, the æ is option key + the quotation mark key.

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Jasmine Evans - Oct 20, 2003 4:18 am (#363 of 2004)

Okay. It seems like people are amusing themselves about diffent languages, so it won't probably matter if we use it to a certain extent.

Then it's not so træls anyway.

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!!!!!LauraAngel - Oct 20, 2003 8:30 am (#364 of 2004)
Edited Oct 20, 2003 9:31 am

So we're at least three Danes...

Jasmine - Sydfalster? Nær Nykøbing?

Træls blev også brugt i KBH i en kort periode. Rart at resten af DK kun er omkring to år bagud...

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Denise P. - Oct 20, 2003 9:01 am (#365 of 2004)

This is not the chat thread, this is the "Tell About Yourself" thread. If you want to chitchat, please take it to the appropriate thread. Thanks!

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Mikkel - Oct 20, 2003 10:15 am (#366 of 2004)
Edited Oct 20, 2003 11:17 am

Hello everyone.

Since it seems custom to introduce oneself in this thread then I'll do so now.

I'm a 21 years old guy from Denmark and my name is Mikkel, like my username here. Not much else to tell about me I guess... I both study and work and is kinda busy with that so it remains to be seen how much time I can spend on this forum. I hope I'll get to partake in some interesting talks over Harry Potter topics though because I really like the HP books(who could have guessed?), especially because of the complexity of the world they represent. I like the way J.K. Rowlings books makes the HP world slowly unfold while one reads further in the series.

That was me... a big hello to everyone on this here forum.

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Jasmine Evans - Oct 20, 2003 11:40 am (#367 of 2004)

Welcome, Mikkel. Hope you will feel fine here.

(og at du ikke synes, det er for træls).

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Denise P. - Oct 22, 2003 7:54 am (#368 of 2004)

This thread is ONLY for posting an introduction. If people want to comment or chitchat...go to the CORRECT THREAD for it.

Please, I am asking nicely to confine the chat to the appropriate thread. If the chit chat continues, moderation of certain members may become necessary...no one wants that.

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LaTricia J. - Oct 24, 2003 4:09 pm (#369 of 2004)

Hi Everyone, I am new to HP Lexicon but I am so thrilled to have found it, I am not sure how I went about reading the seriess without it. I am 23 years old and I have just finished reading all of the books, jumped on a little late I know. I amcertainlyy not the first Harry Potter fan, possibly not the biggest Fan either, I just know that reading these books has filled me with so much joy and fulfillment that I have walked away profoundly affected. Let me just put in some of my thoughts from the books.

I need a "Room of Requirement", I think it would definatly come in handy for me. They are so cool!

I am totally intrigued by Professor Snape, I have always loved his character, set aside the fact that he is horrible to the students (Ron, Hermoine and Harry at least), I am intrigued that Dumbledore is so trusting in him, what's that all about? I always look forward to reading about Snape and Harry's interactions in the books, they always seem to lend some new fact, some point of interest.

I totally have a soft spot in my heart for Professor Lupin also, he is just so cool. I was so happy to have him back in the story line in book 5 even if it was only a little.

I have now reread book 4 and I have to say that, so far... on the whole, it is my favorite reading. I have many favorites in the books of course but for sure book 4 makes me excited for what JK Rowling has in store for us.

So, that is a little insight into my reasons for searching for a message board, I don't have very many friends around me that have read the books (although I am adamintly working to change that.) so sometimes I feel like I'll explode if I don't talk about it, looks like I found the right place though. YAY! I look forward to continued discussions of the books, Thank you all at Harry Potter Lexicon for providing this great resource!

LaTricia

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mischa fan - Oct 24, 2003 4:47 pm (#370 of 2004)

Hi LaTricia J. Welcome aboard, here are some links to threads to get you started.

Haggis and Irn Bru "Severus Snape" 8/29/03 1:34pm

Moony's Heir "Lupin" 8/29/03 2:16pm

And if you haven't read it already

Lexicon Steve "-- Philosophy of this Forum - Please Read!" 9/7/03 1:46pm

Hope you enjoy the site.

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Rick Durbin - Oct 26, 2003 4:35 am (#371 of 2004)

Hey people....38 yrs old from Southern IN..love the forum..only have time to say hi...but have a lot of questions

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Killian - Oct 27, 2003 4:39 pm (#372 of 2004)

Hiya.

My name is Liz and I live in the United States in southeastern Massachusetts. I'm 16 years old and have a tendency to over analyze everything as a result of taking too many years of Honors and AP classes. I've been into Harry Potter since the books originally started coming out in the US several years ago, and was one of those people at the bookstore at midnight when OotP came out. I absolutely adore the books and I'm looking forward to discussing theories, thoughts, and hopes for the books in the future. I've read all of the books numerous times (meaning more than five or six) and was just looking to someone to talk about them with besides my sisters, since most of the people around me seem to think they're dumb and absolutely refuse to read them. Anyway, I look forward to writing on here in the future!

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Catherine - Oct 27, 2003 5:59 pm (#373 of 2004)

Hello,

I'm a little tardy, as I've been posting for a few days now without introducing myself. I love the civility and also the sense of fun that I've seen on this site. Ok, who am I kidding? I love you guys!! Oops, enough emotion now....these are British novels, after all...

I'm an ex-high-school English (American) teacher (old enough to know better, let's leave it at that), staying at home these days, who is married to a chemistry professor (who has Snape's first lines in SS in his laboratory) who has two children and one Shih-Tzu to date, which may become two ANY DAY now!

As an American, this may sound a little strange, but I majored in British medieval and Renaissance literature, and I just have the best time reading Rowling's books. In a way, I have always felt like I was living among Muggles, so I guess I really relate to Harry!

Thanks for the very nice reception I have received so far, and thank you for letting me speak my mind.

Cheers, Catherine

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Shacklebolt - Oct 27, 2003 7:30 pm (#374 of 2004)

Hi Everyone! I'm Margaret and I live in Buffalo, New York, although I grew up in Syracuse. I am 23 and I work full time and go to grad school full time (what was I thinking). I've been a Potter fan ever since my little brother "dragged" me to go see the first movie with him. I then went on to finish the first four books by the end of the week. I love reading all the posts when in library procrastinating, and I'll try to get some posts out there myself if I have time.

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Liz Mann - Oct 28, 2003 9:32 am (#375 of 2004)

Killian, my name is Liz too and I'm 17!

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Psychedelic Enchantress - Oct 28, 2003 10:46 am (#376 of 2004)

Hey all, my name's Rachael (middle name Blaise, like Zambini,not that anyone ever believes me) and I'm currently studying Creative Writing and Philosophy at Uni. (For anyone that intends to study Ph.- don't! It's absymal!)

I love all fantasy novels, whether HP, the His Dark Materials Trilogy or LotR (I must say I prefer the films to the books, which can be a little turgid in places). I am a film fanatic, whether old or new. The best films ever- in my view at least- are 'Heavenly Creatures' (love Kate Winslet) and 'LA Confidential'. I also have a certain predilection for anything with Orson Welles in it.

It took me a while to get round to reading 'Harry Potter' books. I thought they would be of the same cru as all that 'Goosebumps' and 'Sweet Valley Twins' rubbish (which you never see these days, thank God). Boy, was I wrong. My favourite characters have to be Sirius (I was destroyed when he died), and dear, darling, divine Professor Lupin. He is marvellous; more like a 'Care Bear with fangs' (to quote Cordy from 'Buffy') than a growling, ravening beastie.

Excuse the hyperbole; I always get carried away writing introductory posts.

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Tomoé - Oct 28, 2003 11:00 am (#377 of 2004)

Hello guys,

I posted messages for more than a week now, so it's time to introduce myself ^_^ .

I'm Marianne, 24, French Canadian from Quebec City. I read Harry Potter in English for the first time this summer, as a friend of mine have lent me the four first books in French in December 2001. Now, I own the five books in original version (UK).

I'm pretty good at guessing what coming next, and not only with Harry Potter, but sometimes I getting overconfident and I don't realize that I'm out of my rockers ^_^ . Especially since one of my fishiest theory came out to be true, that the first real prophecy of Trelawney had led Voldemort to try to kill Harry.

Hoping I could bring some good ideas to that forum.

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Fawkes8U - Oct 28, 2003 4:00 pm (#378 of 2004)

Hi, there's two of us here on this post. A mother and daughter team who just love Harry Potter. Mom is 40 and daughter is 12. What a fun way to have discussions with fans who love Harry Potter as much as we do. We have a discussion every morning on the way to school about some of the new and interesting thoughts that have come up on this forum. You guys are great!

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skh - Oct 29, 2003 9:42 am (#379 of 2004)

Oops - I've sent loads of posts and have never introduced myself! I'm Sarah, nearly 31, Irish, I live in Dublin and registered for the Forum before I ever read anything on the forum, hence the really dull name (well, that excuse, and my total lack of imagination!). I love to log on here and have a "potter" about (weak, I know) whenever I'm bored at work.

Like the Psychedelic Enchantress I came late to HP's world (I pooh-poohed it for ages) but once I read one, I was totally hooked. I also agree re. LotR, haven't read it since I was a teenager and was trying to re-read recently, really slow work now that I don't have endless freetime!

Fave HP characters - I love all Weasleys (even Percy, he's such a prig, he makes me laugh!) as they remind me of growing up in a big family and I think that if they were my friends I'd think Fred and George superbly cool, I'd probably fancy Bill and Charlie, Ginny would be like a little sister.... And McGonagall, for being a strong female character and for being a caring softie underneath.

Time to go home now! Sarah

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Carina - Oct 29, 2003 4:07 pm (#380 of 2004)

Welcome all!

BTW, Sarah, if you decide to change your name, you can still do so in the "Change password or preferences" option found under your log in name.

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rebecca sinistra - Oct 29, 2003 4:25 pm (#381 of 2004)

Hi everyone, I'm Rebecca, 19, from Tasmania, Australia (on a university computer at the moment hehe).I haven't posted much but I have been reading as much as possible - trying to fit it all in with my exam study (grrr) - this is a lovely distraction and I look forward to posting more when I have more time.

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Mrs. Lovegood - Oct 30, 2003 1:37 pm (#382 of 2004)

Hi everyone. I've been visiting the Lexicon for awhile but this is really the first time I've explored the forum. I'm a stay-at-home mom from upstate NY and I've just started reading and writing HP fan fiction. I've found the Lexicon very useful in helping me get the details right as I write. Thanks for all the hard work setting it up. I think there should be more info about Luna on it, that's my only comment. :-)

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Warty Harris - Nov 1, 2003 9:21 am (#383 of 2004)

Hi!

I am not too new. Just have not got around to posting here. I have read all the books, but just once believe it or not. My mother adores the books, and is a writer herself. She said I should read Harry Potter, it was about a boy who lives in a closet and is treated very badly by his Aunt and Uncle. He then finds out he is a wizard. I told her that is silly who would ever read that...pleeease. Whatever! Five books and many years later.......well you all know how it goes, because you’re here as well!

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Susurro Notities - Nov 1, 2003 12:57 pm (#384 of 2004)

Welcome Warty Harris. You should tell your mom about the forum, she might enjoy it.

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Jenny Tyler - Nov 1, 2003 4:12 pm (#385 of 2004)

Happy Halloween to all! My son and I were both Harry Potter (well I was kind of too tall and too female, I was dubbed as Hermione at some point in the day and just ran with it.) It is the best Halloween we have had so far (he is 5), and we left many stunned ghouls and goblins along side the streets with rictusempra and some may still be floating on behalf of wingardium leviosa. What a great world to be in!!

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Marie E. - Nov 1, 2003 7:02 pm (#386 of 2004)

Welcome Jenny! I went as Mrs. Weasley this year and it was a lot of fun. My six year old daughter wants me to go as Molly again next year so she can be Ginny. See how these lovely books bring everyone together.

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parvati24 - Nov 1, 2003 9:29 pm (#387 of 2004)

hello everyone! im 19 and a college student from the philippines. i just love harry potter and i cant wait for book 6!

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Bash - Nov 1, 2003 9:37 pm (#388 of 2004)

Hi, I'm a 19 year old boy, a student, just found the forum, very accomplished stuff, I compliment you. I am in the UK.

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shepherdess - Nov 1, 2003 9:39 pm (#389 of 2004)

Hello, parvati! Welcome to the forum! Just one thing before you jump in and get started-to save yourself trouble, please read the thread "Philosophy of This Forum" at the top of the main page. We welcome anyone who wants to discuss HP, and therefore we have members who do not speak English as their first language. So to make it easier for everyone to understand what others are saying, we like for people to use proper capitalization, and not use netspeak.

When you've done that, jump in and have fun!

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Leesha - Nov 1, 2003 11:40 pm (#390 of 2004)

Hi Everyone,

I'm known as Leesha. I live in Perth Western Australia and am one of many adult Harry Potter fans over here.

I look forward to chatting with you all.

Cheers, Leesha

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milti girl - Nov 2, 2003 9:10 am (#391 of 2004)

I was milti girl before, and I'm still milti girl. I used to get into trouble for posting out-of-thread replies, remember? Or maybe you wouldn't, because I only came on once a week. I'm 17, female, from India, and I'm one of the few Harry Potter Maniacs. Actually, I love Ron. RON, RON, ALL THE WAY! Oops, I'm off topic again...lol. Sorry, won't happen again!

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WilsonWeasley - Nov 2, 2003 11:35 am (#392 of 2004)

hey guys.

Am relatively new to the forum - I followed for a little while before the move. Firstly, I must say I have an inability to cope with spelling or grammer and as such will no doubt annoy everyone or more likely just confuse you.

I live in Aberdeen, Scotland. It would probably be fair for me to say its wet and cold today - because its that way every day. I started reading Harry Potter when I was in 1st year at school (I'm now in 6th year - apologies to anyone who either doesn't understand or care about the Scottish ed. system)

My favourite character is probably Neville (I identify with him) however, I would give Merlins Beard and all the Knuts in Gringotts to be a member of the Weasley household - collectively they are amazing!

Anyway your probably bored of me by now Wilson W.

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Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 2, 2003 12:34 pm (#393 of 2004)

Hi I'm Hermionefan(#1) and I'm a female, thank you very much, and I'm obsessed with HP. I'm 11 March 4 2003, (so no I'm not married and I don't have kids unless you count my guinea pig) and I'm guessing I one of the youngest ones here, but I still read OP 3 times before the school year (not to brag). I live in San Antonio Texas, USA. I started on the forum only about a month ago, but I've been on the lexicon since about a month before OP came out.

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MTW - Nov 2, 2003 2:00 pm (#394 of 2004)

Howdy

My name is Mark. I'm 42 year old potterhead. Live and work in Houston, Texas. I plan to just lurk until I get the guts to post some fanfic's.

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schoff - Nov 2, 2003 2:05 pm (#395 of 2004)

Don't know if you've seen it yet, MTW, but we've got an excellent Fan Fiction site you might want to check out!

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Liz Mann - Nov 2, 2003 3:22 pm (#396 of 2004)

I love Ron, too, Milti Girl!

Welcome all newbies!

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Tinki - Nov 4, 2003 12:43 pm (#397 of 2004)

hi everyone! Tinki here. I'm a 17 year old beauty student and a massive Harry Potter fan.

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Liz Mann - Nov 4, 2003 1:52 pm (#398 of 2004)

Welcome, Tinki!

Hey, does anyone know whatever happened to Nine?

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shepherdess - Nov 4, 2003 6:17 pm (#399 of 2004)

Invisibility cloak? Disillusionment charm? Something more sinister?

Okay that was no help. I've been wondering the same thing. Does anyone have her email address?

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sowmya aras - Nov 5, 2003 7:43 am (#400 of 2004)

hey milti girl, i'm from india too! i love ron too! in fact i think the entire weasley family is the best. i am 14 soon-to-be 15 years old girl. and i would love to talk to you. and what is this about you being one of the few hp maniacs. my entire class is nuts about harry and one girl seriously believes he is real and wont take no for an answer. in fact i am one of those maniacs myself. INDIA LOVES HARRY POTTER!hope to talk latr but i am quite busy what with preparing for the boards and all.(u understand dont u?)

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slankygirl - Nov 5, 2003 7:49 am (#401 of 2004)

Hello, My name is Megan and I'm 22. I live in Pittsburgh, USA. I'm new to the forum.

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Liz Mann - Nov 5, 2003 10:25 am (#402 of 2004)

If you find a post by her from the discussions archieved before we went down and click on her name it might be there, sherberdess.

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Marè - Nov 5, 2003 11:33 am (#403 of 2004)

Hey somya aras,
Welcome to the forum! Maybe you can get some off your classmates to join and start an Indian invasion!

One thing though, the English have this strange habbit of capitalizing there I's. (Well not all of them, but the ones that mean I as in me) If you post here, try to do it too, because else some of your posts may end up in italics. like this!

Enjoy the forum!
And off course welcome to Slankygirl, Tinki, MTW, Hermionefan(#1), Wilson Weasley, Milti girl, Leesha, Bash, Parvati24, Jenny Tyler, Warty Harris, Mrs. Lovegood, and so on, and so on...

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jsteers - Nov 5, 2003 8:25 pm (#404 of 2004)

Hi I'm Jen. Currently I'm located in a small town in northern Japan teaching English. I'm a huge fan of the books and movies.

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sowmya aras - Nov 6, 2003 4:38 am (#405 of 2004)

Thanks for the heads up. I know all about the capitalizing of the letter "I" because ,well, english is the only language I speak.And its not any different in India. Just wanted you to know. I was only in too much of a hurry yesterday to bother with such things. But don't worry I'll remember to capitalize my I's and cross my T's and dot my I's from now on.

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Mad Goose - Nov 6, 2003 4:55 am (#406 of 2004)

Tall dark and handsome. Love books, long walks on the beach.

Just kidding. A small south Georgia town is where I'm from. I'm wishing now that I'd have picked a better name but this is one I use everywhere so people can know me here who know me there. I'm a Harry is gonna kick Voldys butt believer. I also believe that JKR will not leave us hanging with Harry going to Kings Cross at the end of book 7 after the end of the year. Harry will become the greatest wizard ever, or he'll just be a really awesome, cool guy who gets the girl he wants in the end. I'm happy with both. Either way, He Lives. Thats me.

Oh yeah, I just turned 30 and I'm a programmer so its very hard for me to capitalize and use complete senteces so forgive when you can, i'm doing my best.

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Marè - Nov 6, 2003 9:00 am (#407 of 2004)

Oops....Sorry Somya, I just assumed you spoke English as a second language. I remember thinking you seemed to speak it so well... My mistake.

And Mad goose, if you really want to, you can change your screen name, and put, for example, your former name in your second line of information. You should be able to do it at "change password or preferences" in the teal bar.
PS Mad goose, FawkesForever replied to your message in the chatt-thread.

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Fawkes Forever - Nov 6, 2003 9:05 am (#408 of 2004)

Thanks Mare, was about to add that in... but got a little side tracked by a little thing called work

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Marie E. - Nov 6, 2003 11:59 am (#409 of 2004)

Mad Goose, I used to live near Savannah. I get homesick sometimes for the "Coastal Empire". Welcome to the forum!

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boop - Nov 7, 2003 4:18 pm (#410 of 2004)

Hello everyone I'm new to this forum. This is a great site. I am 43 years young and live in Penn State Nittany Lion town.,Center of Pa.

I have 2 grandchildren and one coming in March. I first read Harry Potter in August. I have read all of them over twice. What a great set of books. Betty

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Ladybug220 - Nov 7, 2003 6:38 pm (#411 of 2004)

Welcome Betty Boop! Enjoy the forum!

PS. My brother went to Penn State for his undergrad degree...

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boop - Nov 8, 2003 1:04 pm (#412 of 2004)

Hello Ladybug 220, I work at Penn State in Housing. I have enjoyed reading what everyones ideas are. This is a great site.

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HP Fan - Nov 8, 2003 1:21 pm (#413 of 2004)

Hi I'm new to the forum have been browsing on here as a guest for a couple of months only just plucked up the courage to post on here. I'm a 20yr old broke student from the UK who seriously worries her friends by the extent of my HP obsession and/or knowledge. Have all the books, all the audio cassettes for listening to in the car and both films on video. Am I obsessed or a dedicated fan?

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mischa fan - Nov 8, 2003 3:59 pm (#414 of 2004)

Welcome HP Fan, Judging by the members of this forum, I would say you are just an average run of the mill fan. Hope you enjoy reading and responding on the forum.

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freshwater - Nov 9, 2003 7:43 pm (#415 of 2004)

Hi, all! I thought I introduced myself when I registered a couple of weeks ago, but as I cannot find that post I'll try again. I'm 46 (in a month) and have one son, age 9. My husband died 4 years ago. I've been teaching for 25 years this year and am currently teaching students with learning disabilities at the elementary level.

We live in Wisconsin (USA) but I grew up on the Gulf Coast near Pensacola, FL. Living near the water gets in your blood I think, so I'm thrilled to have discovered the delights of camping in the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior...we go for a week every August. It's my favorite spot on the planet, although it might come in second if I ever get to visit England...I'm a total Anglophile: love Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, James Herriot, Tolkein (did you know that Marquette University in Milwaukee archives his papers...drafts and drawings..it's amazing to see!), C.S. Lewis,the whole nine yards (meters?).

I avoided reading the HP books for years because I couldn't believe they could live up to the hype...or compare with the Lord of the Rings trilogy or the Narnia series. Of course, you know the rest....after casually picking up the first book I finished the next 4 books within 3 weeks. It was such a joy to stumble on this forum! I'm so grateful for everyone's insightful and thought-provoking ideas, and also for the warm, friendly atmosphere.

Can anyone explain to this total computer nincompoop how to attach a picture or avatar, and how to do smilies? Thanks!

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schoff - Nov 9, 2003 7:53 pm (#416 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Nov 9, 2003 8:07 pm

freshwater:

If you want to learn fonts, colors, and smilies, click here.

Simple emoticons: here.

To add pictures, hit "Change password or preferences" located under your user id, and follow the instructions!

You can test things on the Advance Team and Test Your Connections thread, and if you have any questions or problems, post there and we can help you.

Hope this helps and I look forward to seeing your changes!

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Madame Librarian - Nov 10, 2003 4:39 am (#417 of 2004)

Welcome, freshwater, from one mid-westerner to another! I'm in Evanston just outside Chicago. Enjoy the Forum-- there are some great thinkers and good writers to be found here.

Ciao. Barb

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SJ Rand - Nov 10, 2003 10:39 am (#418 of 2004)

Hello,

I'm an avid science fiction, fantasy, and horror fan who, when not reading Potter, spends a great deal of time in the worlds of Terry Pratchett, Robert Heinlein, Raymond Feist, and Stephen King, to name a few.

I came looking for a Potter discussion forum since I've finished the first five books, feel it's a bit too early to begin re-reading them, and wanted to keep up with my daily exposure to Potter's world.

I came late to this series; I began reading PS/SS late this past September, and only recently finished OotP. I almost believe that Rowlings is herself a magic user, and has bewitched the books. I can't think of a better explanation for this series having become so central to my reading life.

I laughed when I first read a news article about hordes of fans storming book stores upon the release of OotP. I'm not laughing anymore, though.

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Nathaniel Shafer - Nov 10, 2003 5:31 pm (#419 of 2004)

Hi, I am a recent college graduate and read my first Harry Potter book this last July. I am a rather obstinate fellow, so despite the fact that many of my friends kept telling me to read them, I took forever to get around to it. I finally gave in shortly after the Order of the Phoenix was released.

I bought the Sorcerers Stone and I liked it. So I bought the Chamber of Secrets and I liked it too. I bought Prizoner of Azkaban and I LOVED it. Sound familiar? Anyway, it was all over for me then, I have been adicted ever since. I finished the whole series in less then 12 days from when I started it.

Far too soon I knew why all my friend where complaning about the delayed release time of the Order of the Phoenix. I wanted to read book Six. (Don't we all?) So I went looking for online information about Harry and found this delightful website. I've now read the series 3 times and probably would have read it more, but I'm trying to control my addiction. It isn't really working.

I live in Salt Lake City, Utah and am 25 years old. Also love films, plays, and reading in general.

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shepherdess - Nov 11, 2003 4:57 am (#420 of 2004)

SJ and Nathaniel,

Welcome to the forum! You've found the right place if you want to read, analyze, explore, discuss and debate everything about Harry Potter with mature, intelligent people who share your obsession. Here, you'll learn things you never knew you never knew!

Just a word of caution: the forum can be as addictive as the books!

Have fun!

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Kathy Lynch - Nov 11, 2003 9:49 am (#421 of 2004)

Hi everyone. For those of you who don't know, I'm Kathy, (in case you couldn't guess,) i am 25, recently relocated from Dallas to Houston, TX, and missed this place! I am all settled in and back for more. Happy anniversary, everybody!

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Marè - Nov 11, 2003 10:59 am (#422 of 2004)

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Taking a deep deep breath, last but not least: You're back!

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Kathy Lynch - Nov 12, 2003 6:18 am (#423 of 2004)

Awww.... shucks. Yep, i'm back. Although i must admit i have many posts to slog through before i am really on the ball around here again! But that's what weekends are for!

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Hogwarts Christian - Nov 12, 2003 9:40 am (#424 of 2004)

My name is Christian. I am a law student in Virginia. I am 23, I love the series, and I am also a Christian. I am not one of those Christians who believe Harry Potter is satan, or anything like that. I love the moral instruction in the book. I also enjoy the lexicon and the forum. I have learned a lot about a series I thought I knew pretty well.

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Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 12, 2003 7:45 pm (#425 of 2004)

Hogwarts Christian, I am a Christian too and I LOVE Harry Potter. And I got my mom to read them too and now she doesn't think they're too bad.

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phoenixeleven - Nov 13, 2003 7:18 am (#426 of 2004)

Hola,

I used to post here last school year (northern hemisphere), and will be able to drop by occasionally. I'm 20 years old, a third year university student, female, and from Massachusetts. Right now I'm studying abroad for a year in the middle of Scotland (I am pretty much smack in between Edinburgh and Glasgow). I was ichbinphoenixelf on the temp forums, but I think I only made one or two posts there, so I doubt anyone remembers me. Very Happy

Adios, phoenixeleven

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Essidji - Nov 13, 2003 7:33 am (#427 of 2004)

Hi, Phoenixeleven, as you are there at the same time as me. I am 32, female, currently unemployed and... french.

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phydeux - Nov 13, 2003 8:38 am (#428 of 2004)

Hey everyone. Phydeux here. Well, let's see... I like long walks in the park, sunsets, romantic candle light dinners... oh, wait, that was for the website I signed up at YESTERDAY! Sorry. I am just a guy who has fallen into the Harry Potter books. I never expected it, but hey... I always love a surprise.

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Detail Seeker - Nov 13, 2003 12:30 pm (#429 of 2004)

Of course you are remembered, Phoenixeleven. How come, you chose a german username on the ezboard ?

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shepherdess - Nov 13, 2003 7:35 pm (#430 of 2004)

Welcome back, pheonixeleven! It's good to see you again (and your avatar)!

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Madam Pince - Nov 13, 2003 9:25 pm (#431 of 2004)

Yes, welcome back phoenixeleven -- I always enjoyed reading your posts on the other boards. Can't forget that avatar!

And welcome to everyone else, too! Looking forward to seeing everyone's ideas and theories! Hogwarts Christian, nice to see a fellow Virginian -- well, I'm a temporary Marylander for now, but will be back home just as soon as possible!

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H4RR7P0773R - Nov 17, 2003 8:42 am (#432 of 2004)

hi guys, listen to me calling u lot guys when i have only been a member of the forum for the past week but i feel like i already know all of u coz of the comments on the threads anyway i am a 21 y/o student from birmingham england and love the HP series and believe JKR is a goddess of litrature

luv DP

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Denise P. - Nov 17, 2003 8:49 am (#433 of 2004)

Hi DracoPotter! I strongly urge you to go read the thread Philosophy of this Forum. Among many things that we stress is the lack of netspeak. Since we have many members who do not speak English, we try to be as clear as possible and that means using a capital "I" when referring to yourself in the first person.

We have a lot of members from England so you should feel right at home with us

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Tessa's Dad - Nov 17, 2003 1:25 pm (#434 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Kip Carter Nov 17, 2003 2:55 pm

I edited one word in you post. - Kip

I was a little afraid that I’d be the oldest one in the neighborhood, after reading this section I find I’m not even close at 44. Do I get extra boxes of Hagrid’s fudge for making it all the way through this section?

I’m 44 and Tessa’s Daddy! I starting reading the books after my wife took my daughter to see the first movie. I thought it would be fun to read Tessa a chapter each night. Of course, I had to read each book before I would read them to her. I wondered onto this site and here I am.

Glides slowly back into the bubbling nothingness of Loch Lurker.

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VeronikaG - Nov 18, 2003 1:45 am (#435 of 2004)

Hello. My name is Veronika. I'm 23 years old, and live in Norway. I study information technology in a city named Kristiansand.

I more or less stumbled across Harry Potter three years ago, when I decided to take a sneak peek at one of the books in a book store. Well, I had to know what everybody was talking about. And then I was hooked.

It's good to see that I'm not the eldest person in the world who likes Harry, I was a bit afraid of that, for a while. I've visited other forums, but most of them had very young participants, or was devoted to fanfic. I am more interested in what you refer to as canon, I see that as "the Truth".

My favorite Potter characters are (Harry),Hagrid, Lupin, the Weasley twins and Neville. I don't have much sympathy for Snape, he is just a mean guy who lets everyone else suffer along when he is miserable. I've had a couple of such teachers myself.

Well, this was a little info about me. I guess after I have posted in a few of the regular threads, you'll discover that I have opinions on just about everything. Now, I have to go see if something new has been added. TTFN - Ta ta for now.

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Athena McGonagall - Nov 18, 2003 12:37 pm (#436 of 2004)

Hello, everyone - I am a 31-year old female, and somewhat obsessive about Harry Potter and everything in his universe. I've read several of the posts and theories on this site already, and am looking forward to posting some of my own theories soon!

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John Dick - Nov 18, 2003 4:59 pm (#437 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Kip Carter Nov 21, 2003 1:59 pm

Hi. My name's John Dick. I'm 33 years old. My wife and I have been HUGE Harry Potter fans for a few years now. We even made ourselves Hogwarts costumes last year for Halloween and for the movie premiere of Chamber of Secrets. Did all the sewing and embroidery ourselves. My wife knitted up a couple red and yellow scarves and I whipped out the power tools and made a couple wands. I'll see about getting some pictures posted, if anyone's interrested.

John, I felt that it was best that I delete your second paragraph after some thought and research. – Kip

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DA Member - Nov 18, 2003 8:41 pm (#438 of 2004)

Hello everyone, I'm a 27 year old who was introduced to the Harry Potter series barely over a year ago. At first I resisted, after all why would I read a childrens book. I now proudly say the works of J. Rowling are by far my favorite literary works. I'm looking forward to discussing these works with like minded individuals. Cheers!

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Kathryn Pottinger - Nov 20, 2003 2:19 am (#439 of 2004)

Hello!

I'm Kathryn, 21 year old master's student in London but originally from Yorkshire. I didn't start reading Harry until after the first movie came out but then became totally addicted. I discovered the Lexicon when it was pretty much brand new and have been a fan ever since, but I haven't posted before. I decided now was the time as I want to go stick up for OoP in the '...disappointed with book 5' thread - I LOVED it, well worth the hype!! Azkaban, however, remains my favourite and Hermione is my favorite ever fictional character, I think she's brilliant!

Kathryn

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kimiraikkonen - Nov 20, 2003 6:32 am (#440 of 2004)

My O Level examinations (probably the equivalent of the OWLs) ended just this morning. I took a break from this forum for several months to focus on them and I really missed this place. It is tremendous pity that I missed out on the discussions about the Order of the Phoenix, and it is unlikely that I can find the time to catch up on all of them.

I wonder if I contributed enough to this forum such that the people around here still remember me. Anyway, I'm Tay Li Hang, male, 15 and turning 16 on the 20th of December and from Singapore.

I would like to know if there was any form of celebration of this forum's first anniversary last month.

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Joost! - Nov 20, 2003 6:50 am (#441 of 2004)

Welcome to all new members!

And welcome back, Tay (or is it Tay Li, or Hang, or Li Hang? Asian names always confuse me...). I wasn't on the Forum when you were, but I remember "kimmiraikkonen" from the old threads I read.

You should check out the chat thread: shepherdess "-- Greetings/ Chat Discussion Thread - Read My Opening" 10/1/03 9:39pm

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[Devika]Devika - Nov 20, 2003 8:47 am (#442 of 2004)

Hi everyone! I'm Devika Bahadur, an 18 year old student from Delhi, India. I'm doing my majors in History currently. I've been a great fan of Harry Potter since I read the first book... I was always the first to finish reading the new books among all my friends! I came across HP Lexicon when I was searching for some interesting sites on HP and I thought that the Lexicon Forum would be an ideal place for me to discuss issues in the book that I'm really intrigued about and also get to have some good interaction with equally interested and well informed fans! Till then... nitwik oddment blubber tweak!

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shepherdess - Nov 20, 2003 9:16 am (#443 of 2004)

Welcome to all our new members!

kimmiraikkonen, I remember you very well. I wondered what happened to you. Glad to have you back!

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Lonewriter-tx - Nov 20, 2003 10:30 am (#444 of 2004)

My name is lonewriter, I'm 34, from Texas (hence lone for the Lone star State of Texas) and I am a writer (so far unpublished) I started reading Harry Potter just before Goblet of Fire came out. I was in the library and couldn't find anything I was interested in so the librarian asked if I'd read any of the Harry Potter books, I told her no, I didn't think I would like a kids book but she convinced me to read the Sorcerers Stone and I loved it, I ended up reading SS, COS and POA in a week. A few weeks later GOF came out and I was hooked. I loved OOTP and can't wait until the next novel and movie come out. I am currently writing my first HP fanfic (I have written several Star Trek and Highlander fanfics) and I'll post it once it is finished. BTW, next to Harry my favorite character is Ron.

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Kip Carter - Nov 20, 2003 10:44 am (#445 of 2004)
Edited Nov 21, 2003 2:00 pm

To each of the new and returning members, welcome! I hope that you enjoy and continue enjoying the Lexicon Forums.

To kimiraikkonen (Tay Li Hang), Welcome back, old friend from the very beginning of the Lexicon Forum. I hope your "O.W.L.s" were passed with ease.

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Madame Librarian - Nov 20, 2003 11:43 am (#446 of 2004)

Lonewriter, welcome. I love it when a reader says it was a librarian who got them started on HP. Even better when it's an adult (reader, not librarian--I think most librarians are adults, aren't they?)! Enjoy reading and posting.

Ciao. Barb

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Kip Carter - Nov 20, 2003 11:46 am (#447 of 2004)

Barb, you are so right! Remember the founder and editor of the Lexicon and the owner of this Forum is a librarian!

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Liz Mann - Nov 20, 2003 12:11 pm (#448 of 2004)

Really?? I never knew that! How long have I been on here and never known that!

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Kip Carter - Nov 20, 2003 12:45 pm (#449 of 2004)

Liz, check this out about Lexicon Steve (Steve Vander Ark).

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Lonewriter-tx - Nov 20, 2003 2:31 pm (#450 of 2004)

thanks for the welcome. Libraries have always been one of my favorite places. A librarian/teacher was the first to suggest I try my hand at writing.
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Andrew Hunt - Nov 20, 2003 7:37 pm (#451 of 2004)

Hey all. This is where I nod to each and every one of you. I am 17, and I live in Ottawa, Canada. I lived in England for a bit so I can truly claim to be a Harry Potter fan. Razz So yeah...well, I'm in a rock band, I play the drum, I'm Harry for every Hallowe'en because I look EXACTLY like him. Oh, interesting fact: I was FORCED by my mom to read the first book. I'm SHOCKED when I look back now! Well, that's all for now! If you have msn messenger, add me!!!! [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] but if you want to email, that one doesn't work for email. (I'm as confused as you are) so my email is [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] bye! Oh! And yes, that IS a video of me dancing in my display picture.

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Psyche - Nov 21, 2003 5:15 am (#452 of 2004)

Hi everyone

As for the introduction: I'm 20; a second year University student of English; I live in the Netherlands, finally in the lovely city of Utrecht (everyone in the Netherlands will understand how hard it is to get a room there...).

I'm feeling a bit ashamed to admit this, but I didn't start reading HP until the CoS movie: two of my friends dragged me along to see it. Then I started reading the books and now I'm way more obsessed than they are!

Psyche

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Lonewriter-tx - Nov 21, 2003 8:31 am (#453 of 2004)

Never be ashamed of not reading it at the beginning. I didn't start until just before GOF came out. Now,, I've read them all numerous times.

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Leesha - Nov 22, 2003 6:44 am (#454 of 2004)

Hi!

I'm Leesha - another librarian - but one that works for a government department. I live in Perth, Western Australia where the lifestyle is a bit more relaxed than in other parts of the world. Outside the metropolitan area the lifestyle is even more laid back. We Australians take our relaxation and recreation very seriously.

I know of many other unabashed adult Harry Potter fans in WA. In fact, if you were to stand in the Perth Railway Station on any weekday you would see several commuters, men and women, engrossed in a Harry Potter book whilst waiting for their trains. I like to see how many I can spot on a single day.

I've read the material at this and other Harry Potter websites and I'm looking forward to sharing conversations with you all on one of my favorite topics.

Regards, Leesha

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Little Ginny - Nov 26, 2003 12:42 pm (#455 of 2004)

Hi, I'm little Ginny, I'm nineteen now, female, from Germany, and I still go to school.

Though I am a really big HP-fan and started reading the series before it was so very popular in Germany, I can claim that I have a life outside Harry Potter, which includes a lot of reading (and other things than Harry Potter as well), meeting my friends (who are not at all obsessed) and, unfortunately, learning for school, as I am going to graduate in May.

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Detail Seeker - Nov 26, 2003 1:57 pm (#456 of 2004)

Willkommen, Little Ginny !

Schön, daß Deutschland nicht mehr ganz so sehr Forumswüste ist. Hoffentlich hält Dich dies Forum nichtzu sehr v om Lernen für das Abitur ab - es macht nämlich süchtig.... :-) Gruß aus Berlin !

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Marè - Nov 27, 2003 4:25 pm (#457 of 2004)

Great Immo,

Now I can feel okay about doing this:

Hoi Psyche, welkom op het forum, Ik woon gelukkig in Wageningen en het woningtekort is nog niet zo groot hier als bij jullie! Ik hoop dat je je hier op het forum amuseert. Als je vragen hebt kun je me mailen (in engels of Nederands )

Have fun! (Off course also to Lonewriter-tx and Leesha )

Love Steffie

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shepherdess - Nov 27, 2003 9:01 pm (#458 of 2004)

I'm sure you guys said something positive about the forum-right?

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Detail Seeker - Nov 28, 2003 12:40 pm (#459 of 2004)

Of course, shepherdess !! Would you think, we´d do anything else ??? Just some warm welcome to new members from our respective countries.

Do not fear. Real on topic posts will still be in English....

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Psyche - Nov 29, 2003 7:33 am (#460 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Nov 29, 2003 7:34 am

Hi Maré! Leuk om te lezen dat er nog meer mensen uit Nederland hier zijn.

To everyone whose native language isn't Dutch (quite a few, I suppose ): the above means that it is nice to see that this forum has people from more countries than just the UK and the USA (I don't mean that in a bad way, I'd move to Britain yesterday if I could).

Psyche

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Gabrielle D - Nov 29, 2003 1:44 pm (#461 of 2004)



I'm sorry if I shouldn't have done this all here, but first I wanted to see if this font switch and color would work, and second I figured that since I hardly ever post, I could do with some reintroducing.

Well... I've been around on this fourm for a while now. I found it (via google) right after the new fourm format was estabolished. It was October 2001 (I think... I could be wrong).

Even though I might not post a lot, I've watched this fourm grow and mature. I've seen people come and take roles, from when this was a Lexicon-Steve run thing to having Kip help and adding Denise P and now the many fourm mods.

This fourm has really brought people from all over the world together to enhance the enjoyment of a book. I can really say it makes me glad to be a part of something as great as this.

Anywho... I'm a 16 year old female from Westchester County, New York. I read the books for the first time when I was in 8th grade (14 years old) and I've been completely addicted since. I've only read the 5th book once completely due to my hectic schedule (school and work) and laziness. I guess people should know my spelling is always very off.

Later Days

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Kainoa - Dec 1, 2003 1:42 pm (#462 of 2004)

Aloha from Hawai'i!

My name is Kainoa. I am a Native of the Hawaiian Islands. My dad however is from Utah. His (and mine) family roots stem from the United Kingdom. So you could say I am a mudblood of sorts. Mom, Hawaiian, Chinese, English, Irish and Dad, English, Irish, Welsh, Danish, Scottish, Frech and Italian.

I am brand new to this whole Forum world. I think it's wonderful. I have always wanted a place to discuss the Wizarding World with individuals who have really read the books. The world of Harry Potter is a great outlet to escape the real world. I myself have read them and listened to Jim Dale's Audio Books on CD dozens of times. And everytime I read them again I find something new and wonderful, and new questions are being posed in my mind all the time.

I look forward to the experience of joining you folks. Mahalo (Thanks) for having me!

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Pinky - Dec 1, 2003 1:46 pm (#463 of 2004)

Gabrielle, your color is beautiful, but I don't see any difference in the font. Thanks for reintroducing yourself! If you want to practice more with creative posting, check out the thread "Advance Team Welcome & Test Your Connection" which is in the same section as this thread.

Welcome to everyone else as well!

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Orchal Fireb - Dec 1, 2003 3:42 pm (#464 of 2004)

Greetings all, I am an English major at Cornell University. I love the Harry Potter books, and the world that JKR hs created. I am currently working on several fanfics as well as a full length spin off of JKR's works. By the way for the JRRT fans out there my name means "tall mortal" in Sindarin.

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Orchal Fireb - Dec 1, 2003 8:42 pm (#465 of 2004)

Oh my portrait is the crest of Gil Galad, sixth and last of the High Kings of the Noldor. The only son of High King Fingon.

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Susurro Notities - Dec 1, 2003 8:49 pm (#466 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Dec 1, 2003 8:50 pm

Orchal Fireb,
For the terminally un-hip - like myself could you, would you explain the meaning of JRRT and "Gil Galad, sixth and last of the High Kings of the Noldor. The only son of High King Fingon." Use the Greetings/ Chat Discussion Thread - Read My Opening thread as that is where discussion is allowed.

Sorry - I was so interested in your posts I forgot to say Welcome!

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Hermione G - Dec 3, 2003 1:25 pm (#467 of 2004)

Hallo! My real name is Silvia; I'm 24 years old, from the north of Italy. I'm studying children rehabilitation at university, I love swimming and playing the piano. Of course I love JKR's books and I've read them through a considerable number of times, even if I discovered them after the Goblet of Fire was published. I've been reading the Lexicon and this Forum too for more than a year, but I'm a new member. I can't wait to share my opinions with you!

P.S. By the way, I couldn't find any other Italian member on the Forum. Am I the only one? I can't believe that! And I hope you all will stand my written English: it's quite "scholastic"!

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Orchal Fireb - Dec 3, 2003 3:19 pm (#468 of 2004)

Welcome Hermione! Your written English appears just the way it should, no need to be self conscious. I look forward o getting to know you as well as the rest of the forum as I too am relatively new.

Orchal Fireb

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Crystal - Dec 4, 2003 9:27 pm (#469 of 2004)

Hi!

My name is Kristin, and I adore the Harry Potter Books. I am female. I was born in July, but not on Harry's exact birthday. Close though!

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septentrion - Dec 5, 2003 11:35 am (#470 of 2004)

Hello everyone ! I'm new on the forum for posting but I read it for about three monthes and I've enjoyed it a lot. Now, I decided to post a little an to share the fun with all of you. I'm French, female, 33, married, no children and of course I love the Harry Potter books. I'm a fan of Severus Snape and I'm longing for the next books...

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Sam Walsh - Dec 7, 2003 9:55 am (#471 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Denise P. Dec 7, 2003 10:34 am

Hello everyone, I'm Sam and am very new to posting, having never done it before, I'm in full time employment in London, England and I’m also a quarter Irish, my girlfriend introduced me to Potter after the first movie came out, I liked them very much, especially Azkaban, I also like Pheonix very much, Neville is by far my favorite character, I look forward to chatting with all of you.

Sam

Edit: I changed this post to have it conform to the Philosophy of the Forum. We do ask that you use proper capitalization of your letters.


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Taylor Buetts - Dec 7, 2003 8:07 pm (#472 of 2004)

Hi...my name is Taylor and I've posted a few times, I just thought it was appropriate to post a message here to make my presence known. (If I haven't already). I love all JKR's books, my favorite is OoP. I like creme brulee and long walks on the beach. lol.

tay

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Little Miss Question-All - Dec 9, 2003 12:37 pm (#473 of 2004)

Hi everyone, I'm a 22 year old college (university) senior from Missouri, USA. I first read these books because I am an elementary education major (student teaching staring next month) and I try to keep up on the latest in children's literature. But now I'm an addict! My name is a reference to Hermione in OotP...I've been told I'm a lot like her. Studious, not much of a rule-breaker...but also essential and a leader! I look forward to many good discussions with you all.

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Brandon Christopher - Dec 9, 2003 3:21 pm (#474 of 2004)

Hey guys,

I've been on hiatus because I just graduated from high school and am currently busy with college. I'm finally getting back into the swing of things so I decided to log back on and immediately noticed that there were tons more people than the last time I was on (which was well over a year ago.) It's been such a long time nobody probably remembers me. Anyways I am an 18 year old Californian college student aspiring to be the next J.K. Rowling. I am a going for a double major in writing and economics and feel that if I am as bad of a writer as I feel that I am then I might as well fall back on econ. My favorite author is J.K. Rowling of course, but Robert R. McCammon comes in a close second.

Just a funny ending note: every personality test I take says that I am like Ron... He is my least favorite character so I think that those tests are rigged, (my favorite character is Hermione.) Of course there was that one time I was Ginny...

And just a note to CrystalGazer, I feel your pain; it's the same with me. Just one more week and I would have been happy.

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shepherdess - Dec 9, 2003 11:21 pm (#475 of 2004)

Brandon,

I remember you; and if I'm correct, you've changed your avatar. Am I just ignorant and should recognise that face, or is that you?

(Sorry for chatting on this thread; you can respond on the thread "Greetings/ Chat Discussion Thread-Read my Opening")

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kroddy - Dec 10, 2003 11:20 pm (#476 of 2004)

Aloha all--

I live in Honolulu on the Island of O'ahu. I love to duck in here and read up on some of the amazing theories about everybody's favorite boy-wizard when I'm not crunching data for papers I write.

Hermione is the one I most identify with in HP - nope, my parents weren't dentists. I was the kind of kid that was blessed (cursed?) by knowing the right answers in class. She isn't "an insufferable know-it-all" like Prof. Snape calls her. She just has the ability to remember a lot. I read too much as a child, and as a result, became a librarian. It's a pretty cool profession - contrary to popular belief, we don't all check out books and read magazines all day, like some of the faculty believe at the University where I work. Don't let anybody talk you out of becoming one if that's what you want to do in life. It's fun, you help other people help themselves, and when you go to sleep at night, you can sleep soundly - nothing you do affects people in a bad way, like some other professions do.

What I also love about Harry's world is how JK describes magic - we're all capable of it - it isn't the "Samantha Stephens/Bewitched" type. Magic has *limits* in Harry's world. Why can't Mrs. Weasley conjure up a better house, car, or clothing for her family? She loves them dearly, but her magic isn't limitless - just as Voldemort's magic isn't all-powerful if little Harry Potter can thwart him time and again. There are good witches and bad witches just like in life. I'm not going to say 'real life' because there *are* witches in real life - they're called by various names, like Wiccan. I'm a Wiccan guy, and have been for 20 years. Nope, I don't mind being called a Witch! There! out of the broom closet.

I look forward to participating in more forum discussions - Who's my second most favorite character?

C-R-O-O-K-S-H-A-N-K-S!

Kevin

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Nimbus Amongus - Dec 11, 2003 9:08 am (#479 of 2004)

My first post and I've already made new friends here... My name is Doug. I'm 30 and I live in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with my wife and two children. If I were to be sorted into a House at Hogwarts, I'd probably be with Hufflepuff Smile Oh well. Looking forward to many great reasonable discussions with many of you.

Cheers, Doug

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C.A. Thom - Dec 13, 2003 11:35 pm (#480 of 2004)

My first post here. Hello, everyone. I've read through most of the recent posts, and I'm thrilled to have contact with such interesting people of all ages. I'm 52, a high school English teacher in NY State, and I've read the HP books several times, even the last one. I've used excerpts in my Film class, and in my Heroes in Literature class, and I've used fanfiction to get my students to write more. I have a question: Besides the obvious of offering everyone something to sink his teeth into, why do you think the Harry Potter series has rocked the world? Just curious! Love this forum!!! Carla

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ElfWorks - Dec 14, 2003 3:42 pm (#481 of 2004)

Hi! My name is Lisa. I am 40 ugh 6 and live in Austin Texas. I read the first three books at my uncle's insistence (and protesting) the week before GoF came out. I couldn’t believe I had to wait 3 days to read the fourth book! I am a Harry Potter fan of immeasurable proportions! I am a caterer and party/wedding planner. I have been reading the Lexicon site for months now and only just discovered the forum! (I must have been blind....) Anyway, I have been searching for an ADULT forum for ages as I am not at all interested in discussing some child's crush on Tom Felton! I look forward to reading more of y'alls fab posts and I hope that I can contribute some thought-provoking posts of my own. In fact, I am about to go post a question about PoA that has been making me nuts for weeks!!

xo lisa

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Leviosa - Dec 17, 2003 9:23 am (#482 of 2004)

Hello everyone! I'm Susanne (or just Susi) and I'm from Germany. I'm 16 and I still go to school. I enjoyed reading the HP series very much and while looking for some additional information I found this nice place. I'm really glad to know that I'm not the only one addicted to Harry Potter!! My favourite character is Hermione, because she's so smart always finds out important things. I joined this forum because I didn't want to wait alone for the sixth book to come out! bye Susi

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Choices - Dec 17, 2003 5:25 pm (#483 of 2004)

I've already introduced myself, but I just wanted to wish everyone a very Harry Christmas!! LOL

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CouchPit - Dec 17, 2003 7:20 pm (#484 of 2004)

Hello all. My name is Dan. I'm 34 years old and I live in a small town in southeastern Pennsylvania with my wife and soon-to-be-born son. My wife and I discovered the HP series during the media hype of GoF's release, became hooked, and quickly read and re-read all 4 books (my wife a little quicker than I). We waited (and waited, and waited, and waited) for book 5 and were excited, awed, angered, saddened, and intrigued by it. My wife just giggles at my enthusiasm for JKR's creation. She's not as consumed by Harry's world as much as I am but certainly enjoys it. (She was very angry at Harry for his attitude shift in OotP).

Something a little more interesting about me... I work in an invisible industry and am intimately familiar with the origins of the pages of Harry's stories - the US editions anyway. Not necessarily the text, but the pages.

Looking forward to participating!

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Liz Mann - Dec 18, 2003 1:04 pm (#485 of 2004)

Welcome all Newbies!

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Julia. - Dec 21, 2003 9:15 am (#486 of 2004)

Hi everyone. I'm Julia. I'm 18 years old from New Haven, Connecticut. I'm a freshman at University of Connecticut (Go Huskies!), and I'm the biggest Harry Potter fan I know. It really is horrible. My friends keep asking me strange questions about really specific things in the series, and I always seem to know the answer. Anyway, I've been reading some of the threads, and I'm floored at how brilliant you guys are. Really, that theory about Fudge being a Death Eater who put a memory charm on Neville was a seriously cool bit of logic, and I'm very impressed. I look forward to reading several more fun Harry Potter things Smile

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Lagniappe - Dec 21, 2003 10:47 am (#487 of 2004)

Hi, everyone. My name is Kelly, I'm 31, and I live in the northwestern corner of Louisiana. I didn't discover the world of Harry Potter until this past summer when my daughter said she wanted to see the movies. We rented them for her, I thought they were cute, then decided to read the books to see if they lived up to all the hype. I bought all five books, read them in one week, and have been hooked ever since! I've been an avid reader all my life and these books have captured my imagination unlike any others. It's great to have a forum for intelligent discussion!

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magepeachtree - Dec 26, 2003 9:59 pm (#488 of 2004)

Hi everyone! My name is Angie. I'm 22, and I live in Minnesota, just north west of Minneapolis. I've been reading this forum since April, but have never had the courage to post until recently. Everyone here has such wonderful theories, it's hard to keep up.

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Dunja - Dec 28, 2003 5:10 am (#489 of 2004)

Hi, my name is Dunja, I'm from Slovenia (EU). I'm in high school, and I just love these books. Hope we'll have wonderful time together, love your theories.

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Joost! - Dec 28, 2003 5:21 am (#490 of 2004)

Welcome, Julia, Kelly, Angie and Dunja.

I believe, Dunja, that you're the first member from Slovenia. Did you read the books in your native language? If so is the translation any good?

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ElfWorks - Dec 28, 2003 11:24 am (#491 of 2004)

Yay, Kelly, you made it!!

Welcome to everyone! It is fun here!

xo lisa

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sarah lou - Dec 31, 2003 3:47 am (#492 of 2004)

hi everyone. I'm just a long-time lurker, but having unintentionally sparked off a debate on abbreviations ('questions for the hosts' thread) I thought I'd introduce myself properly.

I'm 21, and I live in Leeds, England. I've just graduated from uni and am in one of those 'just-for-now' office jobs - which is why I spend hours at work every day reading all your amazing theories and opinions.

I may start posting a bit more from now on, but if not, I'll still be here in the background :-)

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Dunja - Dec 31, 2003 8:43 am (#493 of 2004)

Yes, I've read them on Slovenian, English, Italian and German, the worst translation is on Slovenian, but it's usually so. I have never read the book with good translation on Slovenian.

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Matt Allair - Jan 1, 2004 3:40 pm (#494 of 2004)

Hi Sarah Lou, welcome. I hope to see you start posting on a regular basis. I wouldn't be too concerned or upset over your Abbreviations questions, feel free to bring up issues with the hosts anytime.

I look forward to reading any future posts, welcome!

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Aimeé - Jan 1, 2004 7:08 pm (#495 of 2004)

Hello everyone!!! I'm new, my name is Aimeé and I´m 15 years old. I´m mexican and I live in a small town called Texcoco... it's about an hour and a half form Mexico city (if there's no traffic). I love Harry Potter even though I started reading them last summer. ;P There are a lot of discussion I found really interesting and I look forward to discuss it with you all!!

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kdcludej - Jan 3, 2004 7:28 pm (#496 of 2004)

Hello all. My name is Jamaica K. Lown. I live south of Minneapolis, Minnesota by about an hour drive in good traffic. When I first saw the books I thought it was so cool that her name J.K. is the same that all my friends call me by. That is why I first grabbed the Sorcer's Stone. After that it was because I really liked the books. All my friends or acquaintances call me, JK. Anyways I hope everyone is having fun.

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Chris. - Jan 3, 2004 10:09 pm (#497 of 2004)

Hi all. I'm new to this forum...

I'm Christopher. I'm only 14 and come from Scotland,UK. I have a cat called Tigger and a fish called Dobby. I really like Harry Potter and other books. I'm really looking forward to talk to people from the UK, America and other countries about their different views about Harry Potter!

I have been trying to do this smilie so bear with me if it doesn't work...

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Slyangel - Jan 4, 2004 12:17 am (#498 of 2004)

Um...umm...ah. Ok, I'm 32 and the only kid in my household :-), live in PA, have a slight Snape fixation (ha, "slight" being a bit of an understatement there), am a wannabe juvie fiction writer, I have a cat (Crookshanks fan) and a dog (Snuffles fan), adore anything Pratchettian in nature (my no. 1 obsession--sorry!), and, and, and it's impossible to summarize one's self in a brief paragraph, I don't have the ego to author a mini-autobiography, so I'll just stick to the pertinent details :-)

I have to say it's been fun reading through the intros here! So many interesting people; I'm glad to have stumbled across you all and I look forward to participating in the forum.

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boop - Jan 4, 2004 2:15 am (#499 of 2004)

Welcome to the forum everyone. We will enjoy reading all your theories. This is the place to come to feed your obsession.

Slyangel-- I'm from Pa also, Penn State area. Professor Snape will be pleased to have another fan on his side!

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Cliff Hamaker - Jan 5, 2004 6:27 pm (#501 of 2004)

Wow. It's all so BIG now...

Well, um... Hi! My name is Cliff, as you might have guessed, and I was here Before. Just Before. I can't remember when. I do remember rants about book five, a certain wizard psychiatric ward Wink(clyffe says hi!), and the Great Forum Upheaval (though i'm not sure what y'all call it).

Anyway, I'm back! And my how this has grown. I am never going to get up on all these posts... And I wasn't doing that well beforehand either... Oh, well. It's good to be back. It's great seeing old "faces" again!

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Marie E. - Jan 5, 2004 6:29 pm (#502 of 2004)

Cliff! Welcome back. I was wondering what happened to my favorite picture of Aslan.

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Gina R Snape - Jan 5, 2004 8:13 pm (#503 of 2004)

Cliff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*Tackle hug*

Welcome back, duuuuude.

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Carina - Jan 6, 2004 12:22 am (#504 of 2004)

Cliff's Home!

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Maria L - Jan 6, 2004 9:27 am (#505 of 2004)

Hi, everyone.

I've posted on the forum some time ago, but stopped because I haven't read OoP yet and I didn't want any spoilers.

A little about me: I'm 18 and 'tis my first year at the university studying architecture. I enjoy reading, painting and sleeping as well as other things. I am Russian so do forgive me if I make any mistakes. Currently I live in Riga, Latvia (did you know that the postal code of Latvia starts with LV Smile).

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Marè - Jan 6, 2004 11:30 am (#506 of 2004)

So many people coming home! I'm going to get emotional here! :snif snif:

Nice to see you again Cliff and Maria, and Maria didn't you use to frequent the original "thoughts about translations" thread?

and Flame for pictures/fonts and colours go here

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Maria L - Jan 6, 2004 1:45 pm (#507 of 2004)

Why yes I did. Glad you remember me.

Gosh, I've got so much catching up to do and so little free time.

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Icepick - Jan 7, 2004 9:24 pm (#508 of 2004)

Hey People, I'm new here so I'll be brief. I hate Harry Potter. Hate everything about him, hi hair, his glasses, and that scar. At first I could get along with him being a kids book as long as it stayed a kids book, then adults started reading it and worse they where recommeding it to me. Get this straight, I read works by, Niven, Asimov, Clark and fantisy by Salvator, Tolkien and others. No way a 2 bit hack out of England was going to interest me.

I was an idiot. I saw the first movie and did like it so I decited the try the first book. Read the first page and said there is no way I could read this crap. Later a few days a good friend recommend that I read the first book.

So one night with nothing else to do I picked up the first book again, I read the first page and thought the same thing as before. But this time i forced myself to turn the page. A few hours latter I was half way throught the book and had to force myself to put it down. I had to take the kids to school plus I had to work the next day anyway. But it was to late I was hooked, I picked up the other 3 books on the way home and fed the kids a happy meal.

I've read all 5 books now, at least 3 times most 5 times. I've also listened to the audiobooks several times. I know just about everything about every character and I can carry on a conversation with most 9 year olds about Harry without breaking a sweat.

I've also changed my mind about J.K. Rowling. I think she is possibly the most talented writer I have ever read. If someone can write a book that keeps a nine year old in rapture and it does the same to me, there is talent there.

There is no good and evil, there is only power, and those too weak to seek it.

Oh and Lord Voldemort replaced Kurgan as my all time favorite evil dude.

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mooncalf - Jan 8, 2004 11:41 am (#509 of 2004)

Hello, My name is Janet and I am new to the forum, although I have been lurking for months.

I am 42; I live in Northern California with my husband and two sons. I got hooked on these books while reading them to my son about three years ago. I would read to him at bedtime, and then tuck him in, and much to his annoyance, sit up late reading ahead to find out what was going to happen.

I look forward to participating in the forum.

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Nymphadora - Jan 10, 2004 10:01 am (#510 of 2004) Reply
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Hi, my name is Marianthy and I have been reading the forum for a while, until I felt I wanted to add my two knuts to some of the threads!!

I have been reading the books for some months now, without being able to toss them aside for a minute!! WW is just the kind of world I'd like to live in... at least through the books and the films I have been there for quite some time :-)

You could imagine by my name that my favourite character is dear old Tonks, but I can add pretty much anyone in the series to my list! Even Voldy is more than interesting...

Well, I'm cutting this short, looking forward to exchange ideas with you in the threads!!

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Lynn Allen - Jan 10, 2004 1:35 pm (#511 of 2004)

Lynn Allen, 47, male, and father of two daughters. I live in the United States, near Lansing, Michigan, and have been employed as a newspaper reporter, social worker/counselor, and college instructor at various times over the past 30 years. I am currently disabled and quite ill, so find discussing Harry Potter books with interesting people from around the world a wonderful diversion. Thanks to Lexicon Steve for all his work setting this up, and to the many people who help maintain it. It continues to amaze me how convoluted and intricate these "children's books" have become, and respect JK Rowling for her ability to keep us all guessing what will happen next!

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Susurro Notities - Jan 11, 2004 8:43 am (#512 of 2004) Reply
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Lynn - so nice to see another mid-Michiganian. I live about 25 min from Lansing and work in Lansing. Icepick - I loved your introduction. Anyway welcome to all you new folks and I hope you have a wonderful time here.

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scully jones - Jan 12, 2004 3:28 pm (#513 of 2004)

I posted here a while ago, I admit I'm mostly a lurker also. To those who know me, hi again! I'm Sarah, another mid-michigander, Lansing area.... I'm the ONLY PERSON I KNOW (online friends excluded) who reads the Potter Books. I'm desperate for a potter friend... so I lurk here all the time. Oh well...

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Susurro Notities - Jan 12, 2004 5:25 pm (#514 of 2004)

Hi Sarah. So are we Michigander or Michiganians?

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MrsGump - Jan 12, 2004 5:33 pm (#515 of 2004)

Hello. My name is Jess, I'm a 31 year old huge Harry Potter fan. In fact, my son and I have drawn in most of our extended family into the world of Harry Potter. Book releases and movie openings have become almost a holiday. I teach Potions (I mean Chemistry, I only wish it was Potions). I tend to be less of a post-er and more of a reader on forums, but you may see my opinion from time to time. I always enjoying listening to others ideas and theories about JKR's world.

Jess

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Chocolate Frog - Jan 13, 2004 7:17 am (#516 of 2004)

Hello everyone,

I am a 33yr old Harry fan. I read the first book as an excuse to see if it was ok for my former 10yr old step daughter. From there I was hooked. I was excited to find out that my mom and sisters were also fans, although they have me beat in the fan area. I am Shepherdess's other daughter. I have been reading the forum over her shoulder for about 6 months now and have finally decided to join myself. I figure its easier that way since I have my own computer.

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shepherdess - Jan 13, 2004 4:22 pm (#517 of 2004)

Yes!! Another convert!! Okay, so it's still family, but I think we hold the record for most family members as forum members, don't we?

Welcome froggy!

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Lynn Allen - Jan 14, 2004 11:35 am (#518 of 2004)

Thank you for the warm greetings, Sosirro and Sarah! Yes, the ongoing debate about how to describe our state residency. I tend to avoid using either Michigander or Michiganian and instead hold up my right hand, palm out, and point "right here!" Try that with Ohio! :-) Lynn

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Lynn Allen - Jan 14, 2004 11:37 am (#519 of 2004)

whoops...I meant Susurro! My bad! Lynn

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Susurro Notities - Jan 14, 2004 12:24 pm (#520 of 2004)

Lynn Allen, I will answer you on the chat thread - so we don't get kipendoed here. (if you don't know the term kipendoed check the abbreviation thread)

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Pinky - Jan 14, 2004 3:13 pm (#521 of 2004)

Welcome everybody! Yes, shepherdess, I think you get the prize for the most family members. Does it cease to be an obsession if it's normal for your family?

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shepherdess - Jan 14, 2004 3:22 pm (#522 of 2004)

I can't answer that-I have a large family; the forum members are only a fraction.

And I don't mean to be chatty on this thread, but I would like to clarify one thing: Chocolate Frog is my step-daughter. Now, normally that distinction doesn't matter, except that my reputation is something I try to maintain, and I want my forum family to be aware that I did not have a child when I was fifteen. (Love you, Froggy!)

Now back on topic: welcome all new forum members!

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Phreaker - Jan 14, 2004 4:47 pm (#523 of 2004)

I am a long time potter movie fan, and just began the books. Of course, being under the influence of shepherdess, one could hardly resist reading them. She got me into the Lord of the Rings as well! I am her son-in-law, and kowalla's husband. Although I am often busy with computers, work, or school, I am finding the time to get into these great books! Be patient with me as I read and learn, please. And hi to all that have befriended shepherdess. Thanks for your support.(you know who you are) ~Rob (phreaker)

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shepherdess - Jan 14, 2004 5:16 pm (#524 of 2004)

Oh, my. How do I respond to that? The only thing I can think of is how lucky I am to have a family that cares about my interests. Wow. This gives a whole new meaning to "family forum". (Trying really hard not to chat on this thread.)

Back on topic-again: Welcome to the forum, phreaker! Hope you enjoy it here!

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Pirate Core - Jan 15, 2004 2:07 pm (#525 of 2004)

Hi! I've been lurking here a while now and thought I'd introduce myself. My name is Heather, I'm 20 years old from Canada. I started reading Harry Potter just after GF came out. I love analyzing the books and will prattle on about them to just about anyone who stands still long enough. So I'm looking forward to discussing them on the forum, where someone might actually listen to me.

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Blast - Jan 15, 2004 8:42 pm (#526 of 2004)

Welcome Pirate Core from a fellow Canuck, check out the chat thread there are a lot of people to talk to, you,ll find that everything is analized on the forum.

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Carolina - Jan 16, 2004 3:28 pm (#527 of 2004)

Hi, I'm Carolina. I live in Panama and, believe it or not, we get the books here too--well, actually every library in my city knows my face just for asking if they have Fantastic Beasts and Quidditch. Mind you, I still haven't got them. I'm 22 and on my summer vacation, so I've got a lot of spare time to discuss HP. Nice meeting you all.

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Joost! - Jan 16, 2004 4:33 pm (#528 of 2004)

Welcome Carolina, you're our first member from Panama, I believe. You're probably the only member from Central America, but I'm not a 100% sure about this...

Welcome anyway

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Kowalla - Jan 16, 2004 8:19 pm (#529 of 2004)

Y AY!!!! Now my mom (shepherdess), my big sis (chocolate frog) AND my husband (phreaker) are on here! (I think my little sis got lost in there somewhere) I really can call this forum my family! Welcome to everyone!!!

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Chocolate Frog - Jan 18, 2004 9:09 am (#530 of 2004)

I always knew where to find Shepherdess if I needed her but now Kowalla and Phreaker too!!!! And sorry for the misunderstanding mom, yes she is my step-mom but as most of you know who could ask for a better one.

Welcome Phreaker and all the other new people .

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Hermy - Jan 19, 2004 7:26 am (#531 of 2004)

Hello,

I am 33 years old. I am a preacher's wife, a loan servicing representative and best of all a mom to a 12 year old boy and a 3 year old boy. I started reading Harry Potter to proof read it for my oldest son. I am addicted now. I have read all the books to my oldest son and watched the movies with both boys. My husband has read the books as well, in fact we had to buy two Orders of the Phoenix because we both couldn't wait for the other to read it.

Thank you Steve for creating this wonderful Lexicon.

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boop - Jan 19, 2004 9:59 am (#532 of 2004)

Hermy- Welcome to the forum. You have come to the right place to feed your addiction!!! Look forward to reading your theories.

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BellaMorte - Jan 19, 2004 2:18 pm (#533 of 2004)

Hi all. I'm new to Harry Potter but have read all five books and an absolute Quidditch fan Very Happy.

I am an Australian just about to turn 37, am married with no children other than my husband Wink. I'm into fictional writing and computer graphics using Paint Shop Pro (psp) and Poser (a 3D posing program).

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Anna L. Black - Jan 20, 2004 10:06 am (#534 of 2004)

Hi everybody, I've been reading things in this forum for a while (Especially the whole DIGS theory, which, I must say, is absolutely wonderful!), and finally decided to join as well.

So, I'm Anna, 17 years old, from Israel, totally addicted to Harry Potter and everything about the books (But I have a feeling that it doesn't surprise anyone here Wink ). I made my parents read them all, but they like it less and less with each book (How?!?! How?!?!), and they hate the fact that I'm spending hours on the computer discussing it. Oh, well, as Ron says, you can't have everything in life Smile

That's it, nice to meet you all Smile

Anna.

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boop - Jan 20, 2004 10:20 am (#535 of 2004)

Bella and Anna, welcome to Harry Potter addition forum. Anytime you need a fix just come and read and write and most of all have lots of fun!!!

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tracie1976 - Jan 20, 2004 5:10 pm (#536 of 2004)

hello everyone Smile my name is tracie. i'm 27 years old. i'm a stay at home mom of 4 from ohio. i'm 27 years old and i love reading and watching harry potter. i also enjoy reading peoples thoughts about what is going to happen and their views on the characters and events.

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scully jones - Jan 20, 2004 6:28 pm (#537 of 2004)

Just checking in with a new picture... Welcome to all of you newcomers, I hope to talk with you all more. Wish I did talk more on here, I'm such a lurker.

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rambkowalczyk - Jan 21, 2004 5:43 am (#538 of 2004)

I'm a 45+ mom from Connecticut. I was too cheap to buy the hardcover books when they first came out. My younger son wanted the first book after his 2nd grade teacher had read it to them in school together. So I got the paperback. We read it together. To me it was an ok book. I was surprised it took about a third of the book before they even got to Hogwarts. A year later we got the second book in paperback. Still not eager to buy the hardcover of POA. A little impressed by JKR's ability to write a good mystery. (So that's why they went to the reptile house in book 1). Still waiting for POA to come out in paperback we put book 3 on my son's Christmas wish list to his relatives. He got POA and GOF that year. I got hooked on POA. We still read the books together even though he is nearly 12. My older son has read up to book 4.

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Mark Bennett - Jan 21, 2004 9:00 pm (#539 of 2004)

My real name is my log-in name, Mark Bennett. I am 49 years old, nearly 50. I live in the state of Kentucky in the United States. I am a former High School Teacher, Elementary School Principal, and am now a "District School Administrator"

I love Harry Potter books and like the movies. I am very interested in information about when the next book will come out and what might be in it. I also like Lord of the Rings (before it was so popular) and think the movies on that book have been great.

My hobby is bird watching. I am the married and the father of 2 children. The entire family enjoys Harry Potter, but I am the one who takes things such as this to the extreme.

I hope to learn more about the books here and find out important dates on things to come by being a part of this group.

Mark

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boop - Jan 22, 2004 2:42 am (#540 of 2004)

Welcome Rambkowalczyk,and Mark to the forum. This is the place to come for a Harry Potter addition!! Many theories and much to laugh about. Explore all the threads and, add your own ideas as well!!!

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Essidji - Jan 22, 2004 8:16 am (#541 of 2004)

Hello , you folk, I am back! Most of you may not remember me, I wrote a little bit in November and got a few problems to log in ever since. But, as you see, everything is OK now, thanks to S.E. Jones who magically fixed all my problems with a clever spell I haven't learnt yet (I am trying hard to improve but I believe this is a matter of gift, anyway...)

So, I guess I should introduce myself again : I am 32, female, and have been reading the Harry Potter books since 2000. Actually I discovered HP in English (as my mother tongue is French). I am currently doing a comparison of POA in both languages... Very interesting... Yes, I know there is a thread about translation so i'd better go there!

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Fawkes Forever - Jan 22, 2004 8:21 am (#542 of 2004)

Welcome back .... so glad you got your pc problems sorted ... S.E. Mc Gonagall oops I mean Jones, really knows her stuff

And a big warm welcome to all the new members

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Emily - Jan 22, 2004 12:18 pm (#543 of 2004)

Hey, I'm Emily, and I really like Harry Potter...

Just kidding! I used to be Marauder5(as my second line says), but being as uncreative as I am, I really hated my name. Now I'm just plain Emily! Bye!

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Acceber - Jan 24, 2004 1:19 pm (#544 of 2004)

Hey, I'm Rebecca (read screen name backwards), 13, and obsessed. My parents hate it, my sister's too young and my cats don't understand English. Oh well...

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Choices - Jan 24, 2004 1:31 pm (#545 of 2004)

Maybe you just think they don't understand English - LOL Welcome to all the new forum members. Have fun!!

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Pink Hoodie - Jan 27, 2004 2:27 pm (#546 of 2004)

Hello!

In reading back posts for the last few months, I really enjoyed the discussion of Movie!Hermione’s Pink Hoodie. There actually is a Pink Hoodie in my house, although it belongs to my daughter who is nearly two. Except for her stylish Pink Hoodie, her fashion sense tends more toward Dobbie, as she dons lots of hats and socks, put together with flair! As it happens, we live in Minneapolis, Minnesota, so extra hats and socks are perfectly appropriate this time of year.

Age 38, and I’m home with my daughter -- after being laid off shortly before she was born.

I’m a better knitter than Hermione, but don’t finish nearly as many projects. Some of the first things I heard about Harry Potter were from a knitting list serve I was on. Knitters were cranking out Gryffindor scarves and Weasley jumpers by the score.

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Madam Poppy - Jan 27, 2004 10:05 pm (#547 of 2004) Reply
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Hi Pink Hoodie! My family came from Belegrade, MN near Wilmer. I had an aunt in Minneapolis & one still in St. Paul. I went to college at Bethany in Mankato, Class of '74. Welcome!

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Marie E. - Jan 27, 2004 10:17 pm (#548 of 2004)

I just have to say, Pink Hoodie, excellent name! Welcome to the forum.

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nmnjr - Jan 28, 2004 9:41 am (#549 of 2004)

I've been reading and posting here since October, so I guess it's about time I introduced myself!

I'm Katy, 22, from Connecticut, U.S.A., but I spent 4 years in college in lovely Fredericksburg, Virginia.

I'm an archaeologist, and I love history and old buildings and museums and great stuff like that. (I think Harry Potter goes without saying.)

I actually avoided the books for a long time because my younger sister liked them so much. I thought they were for kids and we don't have the same taste in anything! But, she dragged me to see the first movie on Thanksgiving break and I read the first two books (during finals) by Christmas break. My boyfriend bought me PoA for Valentine's Day (my sister's was lent out) and GoF was finished the first day of Spring Break. Then came the wait for number 5...

Side note 1: Now that I've read the books, I don't think the movies can compare.

Side note 2: My boyfriend teases me for reading a "kid's book," but he reads them to his little sister as an excuse to read them himself--she's 11 and can read them just fine. In fact, he read OotP before I did because of a bummer of a slip-up with FedEx.

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Lynn Allen - Jan 28, 2004 10:35 am (#550 of 2004)

Welcome Katy, and I'm sure you will enjoy participating in the Forum. Take a look around and you should find all kinds of fascinating HP-related information! Lynn Allen
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nmnjr - Jan 28, 2004 10:44 am (#551 of 2004)

Don't worry, I have. It's been great here; you all understand my love for HP!

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Artur Silva - Jan 28, 2004 2:53 pm (#552 of 2004)

Hello I'm Artur, I'm from Portugal and I love the Harry Potter series

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boop - Jan 28, 2004 5:29 pm (#553 of 2004)

Welcome Artur, You came to the right place to explore the Harry Potter. Enjoy, and have fun.

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The Great Abbycadabra - Jan 28, 2004 9:45 pm (#554 of 2004)

Welcome, Katy, from a future archaeologist.

And welcome Arthur and everyone else! Here's some welcome Abbyfetti: ',.;',;,'.;,';.',;.',;.',;.',;.

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Mrs. Sirius - Jan 28, 2004 10:27 pm (#555 of 2004)

rambkowalczyk, I did a double take, I too am a stay at home mother in Connecticut, age 44. I am down on the shoreline. Recently it seems there has been a flood of Connecticuties posting. Julia has posted on this thread and I just discovered the nmnjr is also a fellow C-cutie. I have 4 children, my oldest 7½ loves the books. I didn't want him to read past COS. We have come to a compromise on book 4, he reads SS to me and I read GOF to him. I hope to see you in the chat thread!

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RodneyHamp - Jan 30, 2004 7:14 am (#556 of 2004)

Hey all- My name is Corey, I live in New York (on Long Island), I'm a 22 year old college senior at Buffalo. I just read the 5 books in the first 2 weeks of January, and I'm obsessed with the series!

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LyndaLou - Jan 30, 2004 9:58 am (#557 of 2004)

Hi, I have been reading the post for about a month now. It's been great!

My name is Lynda a 50 year-old single mom of 3 kids (20, 17 & 11) The whole family are Potter fans. We are waiting anxiously for either the 6th book or 3rd. movie. My daughter (20) gets mad at us. She has only read the first two books & we will be discussing something and then we tell her: Oh, never mind we don't want to spoil the book (or movie) for you. It drives her crazy. (But what are moms & younger brothers for?)

I am originally from NY but live in Iowa now. Most people ask how I ended up in Iowa--the answer is I broke down here 6 years ago & decided to stay. People either think that makes me very adventurous or very flaky. It was the best decision I ever made--although on days like today when it is -7 I think I should have broken down in Arizona.

We have 2 cats: Gabby & Gucci (who looks & acts much like Crookshanks) and a Saint Bernard/Springer Spaniel mix named Gus--he is a sweetie.

Lynda

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veraco - Jan 30, 2004 1:19 pm (#558 of 2004)

Hi! I'm Veronica, 23, female, live in Madrid-Spain but I was born in Venezuela. The first book I ever read in another but my own language was "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", I couln't wait for it to be translated, and since that day I have never regret my decision to spend so much time with a book (it took me 15 days when usually it's no more than 2)From that moment I have keep my self reading in english, specially Harry... it's so much better than in spanish. I have never done something like this before, but since I love Harry so much I'll take my chances. Just a warning, my english, good as it is, usually betrails me. So no more to add, lets have fun!.

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MrsGump - Jan 30, 2004 3:48 pm (#559 of 2004)

Welcome to all the new members. I'm rather new here myself. With so many opinions, I was afraid to post for awhile because I didn't want to get anyone mad. Let me tell you, this is the most open bunch of people I've ever had the chance to post with. Don't be afraid to post. All opinions are welcome, even if they are different.

RodneyHamp, I'm from the Buffalo area, too. :-)

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boop - Jan 30, 2004 3:49 pm (#560 of 2004)

Rodney, Lyndalou, Veraco, Welcome to this Forum. This is the place to feed your Harry Potter obsession. Have a look around, but most of all have loads of fun!!!

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Blast - Jan 31, 2004 7:23 am (#561 of 2004)

Welcome Rodney, is Buffalo still the land of snow? If anybody is interested the chat discussion post is a great way to get to know the other members, sorry mods.

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veraco - Jan 31, 2004 8:54 am (#562 of 2004)

Thanks Rodney! I have never been in Buffalo my self but my friends tell me is a nice place.

By the way, nice picture.

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akankaha - Jan 31, 2004 10:09 am (#563 of 2004)

Hello, I am brand new to the Forum, I'm a 23 year old college student in PA who has read all of the Harry Potter books that she gets strange looks from her boyfriend whenever she picks them up yet again, cant help it, I just love it and am thrilled to find this site with lots of other people who feel the same way.

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boop - Jan 31, 2004 11:00 am (#564 of 2004)

akankaha, Welcome to Lexicon Forum, Have a look around feel free to post and most of all have fun!! BTW I'm from Pa too. I work at Penn State in housing.

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Gabrielle D - Jan 31, 2004 9:51 pm (#565 of 2004)

the great abbycadabra, i have to say you have the greatest picture i've seen in a long time! yay for ferris beuler.

anywho... i posted numerous times, but i havnt been on this site for a while. its become so overwhelming with all the new people, not that i dont enjoy reading what they have to say. its just so hard to keep up.

few things about me - 16 year old female from New York (westchester), spells really poorly and rarly posts anymore. i'll try and make my comeback though.

later days

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The Great Abbycadabra - Jan 31, 2004 10:51 pm (#566 of 2004)

Heh, thanks Gabrielle. I've gotten more compliments for old Ferris. I think I'll return the compliment, I adore Calvin and Hobbes. Been a while since I've seen him. By the way, feel free to call me Abby.

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Gryffindor wannabe - Feb 1, 2004 5:16 am (#567 of 2004)

Hello, I am new to this Forum and in fact it's the first real forum I'm posting to. So you have changed my status from novice to beginner. I am 39 (yikes!)years old (female, married, two kids-10 and 2) and live in the panhandle of Florida. I love the Harry Potter booksbut am embarrassed to admit that I've only read them twice. I'm impressed by y'all's knowledge of them and hope to learn a lot here. By the way, how different are the British and American versions of the books. Take care-- GK

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boop - Feb 1, 2004 5:57 am (#568 of 2004)

Gabrielle, Welcome Back! I don't post much either, but I read the thread all the time.

Gryffindor wannabe, Welcome to the forum. Feel free to look around. Don't be afraid to give your opinion, because everyone is very friendly here! All opinions a welcome. Best of all have fun.

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Gabrielle D - Feb 1, 2004 8:26 am (#569 of 2004)

Abby and boop, thanks for the re-welcome.

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Choices - Feb 1, 2004 10:26 am (#570 of 2004)

Hi Gryffindor wannabe - Welcome! I live not too far from you in south Alabama. Have fun at the forum!

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RodneyHamp - Feb 1, 2004 8:29 pm (#571 of 2004)

heh thanks veraco!

eh, I actually can't wait to get back to NY. I will miss it though, but i've finally had enough of the winters!

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Akuma-sama - Feb 1, 2004 11:04 pm (#572 of 2004)

My name's David and I'm a 18 years old French guy ^_- Pleased to meetch'all.

The nick comes from my FF.net account, where i've got an ungoing Harry Potter Alternate Universe going on. If you want to check it out, just go here: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] (*coughshamelessplugcough* ^_-)

I'm an experienced Alternate Universe fanfiction author (though I've only started posting relatively recently) who holds the canon books like a bible. I've also got a VERY good memory for it. ^_- I also net-wink a lot, in case you haven't noticed. Other interests... well, I'm a hopeless Japanese Anime junkie. At the point where I've started to learn Japanese just so I can find mistakes in the subs and point them out to my friends to look like a total nerd. Razz

Oh, and I'm a proud Slytherin, too. Beware.

Akuma means Demon and -sama is a VERY POLITE honorific you say to someone you think superior to yourself. Reffering yourself as -sama means you think of yourself as a god. Razz

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Brandon Christopher - Feb 2, 2004 1:31 am (#573 of 2004)

Akuma, I too enjoy anime so if you would like to discuss any then feel free to hop over to the greetings/chat thread and we can talk over there. Other than that: welcome to the forum - I think you'll find that we all have good memories for canon here (^_-)

And welcome to all other new members who I haven't properly welcomed yet either.

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Artur Silva - Feb 3, 2004 4:49 am (#574 of 2004)

Sorry everybody, I forgot to say just a couple of things I just saw now I was required to say! Hi! I'm Artur Silva, 22, currently in college, I live in Porto, Portugal (Port Wine rings a bell, anyone?? Smile), and I'm absolutely fascinated by the Harry Potter series. There that should be enough!

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Devika - Feb 3, 2004 6:21 am (#575 of 2004)

Welcome to all new members. I'm quite new myself here too, but I must say that the people on this forum are lovely and you are all sure to have a great time.

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Luanee - Feb 4, 2004 9:46 pm (#576 of 2004)

Hi I am luanee, mother of one, and I am turning 30 tomorrow! (sob, sob)... planning for a second child soon, wish me luck !!

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Joost! - Feb 5, 2004 1:31 am (#577 of 2004)

Welcome Luanee and happy birthday and good luck...

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Devika - Feb 5, 2004 3:10 am (#578 of 2004)

Happy Birthday Luanee!

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Dragonesss - Feb 5, 2004 10:01 am (#579 of 2004)

Happy Happy Birthday Luanee!
I turned 40 on Groundhog Day! And 30 to 40 was the best decade of my life - so far. Have a fan and good luck with a second child!

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prof sprout - Feb 5, 2004 2:21 pm (#580 of 2004)

Hello, everyone. I used to be on here a while ago (June 2003), I was prof sprout then also. Many might remember me as one of the volunteers at St. Mungos, in that forum. Certain difficulties prevented me from getting on-line regularly, but I'm back. During the time I was off I a lot has happened to me. I'm engaged, and planning a 6-11-05 wedding. I'm surprised he still kept me around when I kind of put reading OoP before his birthday (6/23) Smile A girl has her priorities Wink He should have known he was in trouble when I made him go with me to the store at midnight.

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Luna Lovegood - Feb 6, 2004 3:35 pm (#581 of 2004)

Hello! I am from Illinois. I am 15. I just finished the OotP. I didn't enjoy reading when I was younger, but this truly got me into reading. I can't wait for the next books!

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boop - Feb 7, 2004 5:35 am (#582 of 2004)

Teresa, Welcome to the forum, Have fun and keep on reading!!!

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Luna Lovegood - Feb 8, 2004 2:24 pm (#583 of 2004)

Thank you! The people on this forum have been so nice and helpful!

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Chemyst - Feb 8, 2004 6:58 pm (#584 of 2004)

Hi! I chose the board name Chemyst because my formal training was in chemistry, even though I haven't worked in a lab for quite a few years. I also liked the word-play of spelling it with a "y" since mysterium is Latin for 'supernatural thing' and mysterion is Greek for 'cosmic secret.' More recently I've been involved with the home school movement and character training.

I first found the HP Lexicon when it was mentioned in passing in another forum on literacy. This forum is laid out quite differently than the ones I'm use to. If Sybil Trelawney were here, I'm sure even she could see a self-taught crash course in HTML in my future.

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Luanee - Feb 8, 2004 7:10 pm (#585 of 2004)

Thks Joost! Devika and Dragonesss, and I do hope u are right in the 30-40 being the best decade ah... me worried about mid-life crisis... haha...

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Catty Johnson - Feb 9, 2004 3:02 pm (#586 of 2004)

Hi everyone! I just joined this site, I'm looking forward to posting my ideas. I've been a Harry Potter fan since the first book came out. My name's Catty and I'm 15.

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scully jones - Feb 10, 2004 6:02 pm (#587 of 2004)

Welcome everybody! Enjoy the forum!

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Phoenix - Feb 12, 2004 11:51 am (#588 of 2004)

Hello everyone. I'm Nicola Jane Mlynek (the name's Polish from my dads side) and I'm 18. I'm from Greater Manchester, England (Bury to be more Precise). I love drawing, reading occasionally writing and of course the Harry Potter books (not the films, they interfere with my mental images of characters and settings).

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boop - Feb 12, 2004 3:36 pm (#589 of 2004)

Welcome to the forum Nicola. Have fun and feel free to give your opinions. Everyone on here is very friendly.

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Mellilot Flower. - Feb 13, 2004 8:46 am (#590 of 2004)

okay, I'm Chloe, I'm 18 and have a childrens fantasy book minor obsession... I'm also quite interested in folklore and myths and legends. I live in scotland, but I'm not native Smile

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Maraudess - Feb 14, 2004 10:46 am (#591 of 2004)

Hi, my name is Brenda and I am a Potter-holic Smile I am 31 and live in the Midwest US as mommy to 3 (soon to be 4). Whenever my kids see me reading one of the Potter books they just roll their eyes and say "Not again". Someday I'll get them hooked too Smile Looking forward to seeing more of the forum and getting to you more of you.

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boop - Feb 14, 2004 11:05 am (#592 of 2004)

Welcome Chloe, and Brenda to the Forum! This is the place to be for all Potter-holic, because we all have that problem in common!Have a look around, and your opinion is also welcome so don't be afraid to give yours. This is a very friendly group here, and most of all have lots of fun.

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Phoenix - Feb 14, 2004 12:27 pm (#593 of 2004)

Does anybody have the Gryffindor badge as their logo. I'm asking because I'm thinking of using it as my logo and I don't want to offend anyone by copying them.

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Sly Girl - Feb 14, 2004 1:05 pm (#594 of 2004)

I don't think anyone would be offended Nicola. Most of us change our avatars anyway. Go for it.

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DayWalker - Feb 15, 2004 6:33 pm (#595 of 2004)

Hi, all:

My name is Michelle but my screen name is DayWalker (it's a name my mom started calling me and it stuck. I was registered here before as Michelle K. but some how something got messed up and I had to re-register so I did and came up with a new name. I am 30 years old and have been a Harry Potter fan since right before Goblet of Fire came out. Kids I used to babysit had the first three books and over a period of a month I had read the first three. My favorite book is Prisoner of Azkaban and My favorite character is Remus Lupin (it is rather fitting you see). I am so so looking forward to the movie.

I live in Southern California and work at an Assisted Living home. I love the movies, watching historical documentaries and reading.

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Karla Labanda - Feb 16, 2004 9:51 am (#596 of 2004)

Hello everybody:

I am Ecuadorian, I am 26 years old. I am a Harry Potter fan and I would lide to practice my english here.

I read all books, but in Spanish, only fifth in English, for that reason I believe that many things I misunderstood about that book, please be patient with me.

English is not my language, please feel free to correct me. Thank for all

Karla

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boop - Feb 16, 2004 10:02 am (#597 of 2004)

Welcome to the forum Karla, please have a look around there are lots of theories being discussed. Please feel free to add your thoughts as well, cause all opinions are welcome. Most of all have fun.

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megfox - Feb 16, 2004 6:00 pm (#598 of 2004)

Welcome to the Forum, everyone!

Karla, I just wanted to let you know that we here at the Lexicon are very tolerant of people who are non-native English speakers (or writers, for that matter). There are many people who do not speak English as their first language, so this is a great place to practice! Also, we have a thread that is devoted to discussing the translations of the books into various languages - you might want to check it out here - Detail Seeker "Thoughts about Translations, Part 3" 2/15/04 11:12am .

Enjoy the Forums! I look forward to hearing some of your ideas and perspectives on Harry Potter.

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Karla Labanda - Feb 17, 2004 10:49 am (#599 of 2004)

Thank you Boop and Meg L.

Thank you for the information. This Saturday will appear Harry Potter and The Order of Phoenix in Spanish, I will see my capacity to understand English. But, I do not have patient. (is it right?)

Bye

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prof sprout - Feb 17, 2004 11:40 am (#600 of 2004)

Hola Karla,

Espanol no es mi lengua materna pero yo puedo comprender (a veces) Smile La version de Order of the Phoenix entrar en tiendas este Sabado? En cuales paises? Mi amiga espanola esta esperando para el libro.

Tambien el palabra corecta es "the patience" o tu puedes escribir ( I am not that patient" pero tu ingles es muy bien.

Okay for non Spanish speakers I wrote: Spanish is not my native language, but I can understand it (sometimes) I also asked when the OotP will enter the Spanish market, if it is Saturday, and in which countries. Because I have a friend that is from Spain who is waiting for the book to come out. Also since she asked if her word was correct I mentioned the correction. I didn't want anyone thinking there was some evil Spanish plot against everyone Smile
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tracie1976 - Feb 17, 2004 11:42 am (#601 of 2004)

prof sprout I understood most of what you wrote before you translated it lol. I took three years of Spanish in school unfortunately I never kept up with it, even though I would like to.

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prof sprout - Feb 17, 2004 11:54 am (#602 of 2004)

Go Tracie Yay. I actually get to practice my languages here, just like others are practicing there English.

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dasmitts - Feb 17, 2004 10:38 pm (#603 of 2004)

Hello everybody! I am dasmitts (The Smiths) I've been addicted to Harry Potter for about 6 months now. That is from the time I read the first book onward.

Im 39 years old. Transported from New Orleans, La. To Sweeny, Texas. (Thats South west of Houston) Im married 6 years now, with 2 chirins'. 5 year oldgirl and a 3 year old real life Voldemort-incarnate Son.

I've read all the books, plus book 3 and 5 twice......My 2 favorites.

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boop - Feb 18, 2004 2:57 am (#604 of 2004)

Welcome Dasmitt, to the forum. You have come to the right place to feed you obsession. Everyone is really friendly and your opinion is welcome. So have fun. BTW LOL about your son and just think he's only three!

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Karla Labanda - Feb 18, 2004 5:29 am (#605 of 2004)

Gracias Prof. Sprout.

Spanish Version of The Order of Phoenix, start to be sent this saturday in the majority of countries that speak Spanish. Spain first of all, all the principal libraries are preparing parties or plays for that day.

I can not wait more =)

Thank you very much.

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Loopy Lupin - Feb 19, 2004 6:20 am (#606 of 2004)

Hello all. I'm brand new to the forum, 34, and a huge fan. Hope this finds everyone well.

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Jacob Braschler - Feb 20, 2004 1:19 pm (#607 of 2004)

Hi, My name is Jacob Braschler as my forum name suggests. I am one of the younger forum members. I am 13, (14 on March Cool and live in Charleston, West Virginia, USA. I go to school with a forum member named Myrtle101. We are good friends. (she's actually the one who told me about this forum).

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scully jones - Feb 20, 2004 7:07 pm (#608 of 2004)

Welcome Jacob! Glad Myrtle told you about us here, hope to see you around!

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Remus - Feb 22, 2004 5:10 am (#609 of 2004)

Hi Haggis-Irn Bru, I am from Birmingham, West Midlands, England, and my mother is a Scot from Glasgow.

To one and all I am 41, given name of Izzie, obssesive HP fan went to Nimbus last year, had a great time leaned tons and Lexicon Steve was a real star; I am hoping to go to Nimbus 2005 next year.

I have been lurking around the forum on and off for a while, finally plucked up the courage to post. Looking forward to exchanging views with some of you, Bye for now Write if you like...

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Dr Filibuster - Feb 22, 2004 1:37 pm (#610 of 2004)

Remus, do you mean you used to be called Haggis and Irn Bru? Where have you been? Welcome back.

And, wow! You went all the way to Florida for the HP convention. There's no excuse for the Americans not coming to Harry's homeland now.

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Mrs. Sirius - Feb 22, 2004 9:01 pm (#611 of 2004)

Hola Karla, nice to see you here. I hope we get to see you on the translation thread. I am a little confused, are you in (en) Ecuador or from (desde) Ecuador? I haven't ordered the Spanish version yet, I am having trouble ordering through the contribute to the Lexicon link. But I expect to resolve that soon (ahorrita).

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alexa - Feb 22, 2004 10:40 pm (#612 of 2004)

Hi,I am Alexa, younger sister of Luanee.I have been a faithful fan of the lexicon since last year but didn't think of visiting the forum until recently. I have thought of remaining as a guest but finally decide to register as a member to share some of my views and questions. So, here I am!

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Phantom Flan Flinger - Feb 23, 2004 7:54 am (#613 of 2004)

Greetings to all from the Phantom Flan Flinger. The Phantom Flan Flinger is gestalt entity from London, both parts of which are in their early 30's and have been Harry Potter fans since they rented the first film one evening to see what the fuss was all about. Currently the Mr Phantom part is eagerly awaiting the next film, and wondering when book 6 is likely to show up. The Mrs Phantom part is happily listening to the Stephen Fry audio books which seem to be a permanent fixture on her car's CD changer these days. The Phantom finds this behaviour slightly embarrassing for adults as there are no kids in the Phantom household yet. On the other hand, Phantom knows a couple of Harry Potter fans whose kids are at university now, so we're not the only ones Smile

The Phantom Flan Flinger has been lurking around this forum for a couple of weeks and has enjoyed reading the many interesting and thought provoking posts. We hope to contribute in much the same way.

Regards to all from the Phantom.

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Dr Filibuster - Feb 23, 2004 1:14 pm (#614 of 2004)

I should blow a rasberry, but don't know how.

I'll just say welcome instead.

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prof sprout - Feb 23, 2004 1:27 pm (#615 of 2004)

Karla, I didn't notice you were Ecuadorian, I've been to Ecuador, but only Quito. Ecuador es muy bonita.

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The giant squid - Feb 24, 2004 12:28 am (#616 of 2004)

Hello, all. I am The giant squid. My sister (you all know her as Marie E.) pointed me in this direction a few weeks ago, and I spent the intervening time reading the few threads available to guests. Obviously, I find the DIGS theory quite intriguing... Smile

I haven't re-read the HP novels as yet (they haven't come back up in the rotation), but coming here has caused them to move up in the queue. I'm amazed by the minutae you folks dig up--you are my people!

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boop - Feb 24, 2004 5:28 am (#617 of 2004)

Welcome Mike, I just talked to your sister last night, she told me you were coming. I really like your name. We are glad that you have joined the rest of us Pottie's. This is a great group of people. Come join in the fun, post some theories, we are always looking to here someone else ideas. BTW stop by the chat room sometime, I would really like to here some juicy stories about your sister. hehehehehehe

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Remus - Feb 24, 2004 4:25 pm (#618 of 2004)

Oh no Dr Filibuster, there I go again confusing people.I was sort of saying HI, to Haggis-Irn-Bru, as I got rather excited at finding someone else who lives in Birmingham, who is a HP fan and she is a Scot too, as is my mother. I had thought it would be an ice breaker, being sad with no life out side work, study and HP, but maybe I just confudsed the issue, oopps^_~.

Yes the symposium was great,hopefully I will be attending the next one in Salem as well. In fact now I know what its like to go to one of these things; I am really looking forward to it and was inspired to volunteer my services and help them out if I could.

It would be great to have a Nimbus in the UK say in Scotland, sort of spiritual homecoming.

Well bye for now, think I have hogged enough for one day.

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The giant squid - Feb 24, 2004 11:55 pm (#619 of 2004)

Well, boop, I'd love to spill...but I've been threatened with bodily harm and possible abuse of Moderator abilities. Wink Don't worry though, I'll sneak a few juicy tidbits in here and there when she's not looking!

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Karla Labanda - Feb 25, 2004 5:20 am (#620 of 2004)

Hello Mrs. Sirius and Prof. Sprout.

I am from Ecuador, I was born here. (Is it right??) Mrs. Sirius, I hope you can understand me.

Prof. Sprout. I am from Quito. I live here. and I agree with you, Ecuador es muy bonito

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Emily - Feb 26, 2004 11:58 am (#621 of 2004)

I'm not Mrs. Sirius or Prof. Sprout, but I can understand you fine, Karla!

Muy Bonito? I've never been, but I've seen pictures, and I agree. (Please don't think I speak Spanish, I'm still learning. )

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Gerbie - Feb 27, 2004 2:35 am (#622 of 2004)

Hi,

I am 30 years and enjoyed reading all five books. Someone brought up a possible error in book 5 which still keeps me busy. So I decide to sign-in to the forum.

I will look for the right thread and start posting there.

Greetings

Gerbie The Netherlands

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FCBarca - Feb 27, 2004 12:34 pm (#623 of 2004)

Gerbie, you're from The Netherlands. I'm English, and although I've never been to Holland, I like the Dutch football teams, not bad in Europe. So, who do you support; Ajax, PSV or Feyenoord? I'm always interested in what football team someone supports, to me it tells you about someone's personality, so I thought I'd ask it on this thread instead of the 'and the chat goes on...' thread.

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scully jones - Feb 27, 2004 2:47 pm (#624 of 2004)

Hello new people! Hola nueva gente! It's been a few years since my three years of High-school Spanish lessons... I hope I can keep up!

See you guys around the forum!

adios

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Marè - Feb 27, 2004 6:18 pm (#625 of 2004)

( Great! than you come here to check on all the interesting new members and they are talking soccer. Like a kitchen full off soccerfreaks isn't enough )

Welcome to all the new members bye the way! Make yourself at home

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Gerbie - Feb 28, 2004 10:37 am (#626 of 2004)

Hi Fc Barca,

I hope I don't disappoint you but I am not that much of a football fan. Most of the time I answer this question that I only support one club: the national team.

But if I really have to choose, it would be Fc Utrecht. I was born and raised in Utrecht wich is in the middle of the country. Not because they are doing well in competition, (they're not) but maybe because they do well the last years in the cup (comparable to the FA cup you have it's the one with the knock-out system).

Gerbie

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Robert Dierken - Feb 28, 2004 4:05 pm (#627 of 2004)

Hello. My name is Rob, and I'm from Kettering, Ohio. I have been reading this forum for several months, and recently decided to become a participant. I am 60, and I thoroughly enjoyed all five books. The latest game I have loaded on my computer is "Harry Potter Quidditch World Cup".

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Rod Beecham - Mar 2, 2004 2:35 am (#628 of 2004)

Hello. I've been posting for a few days, now, so I suppose it's time I introduced myself.

I'm really cross that I missed all the votes! So, to tell you about myself, I'll answer some standard Potter questions.

Favourite book: PoA Favourite character: Hermione Granger Least favourite character: Delores Umbridge Favourite light moment: Hermione achieving 300%+ in Muggle Studies Faourite dark moment: Fudge's smile at Harry at the end of GoF Most admired piece of comic invention: Live occupants of portraits Most admired piece of serious invention: the Dementors Favourite single concept: the Pensieve Who I think will be next to die: No idea, but I really hope it's Bellatrix Lestrange.

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shepherdess - Mar 2, 2004 3:49 pm (#629 of 2004)

Rod, if I were to assume you were British, would I be correct? Either way welcome to the forum.

And welcome to all our new members. I hope you enjoy it here, as much as the rest of us.

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Rod Beecham - Mar 2, 2004 3:51 pm (#630 of 2004)

Dear Shepherdess,

As it happens, I'm Australian, but I lived in England for nearly five years in the 1980s.

Rod

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shepherdess - Mar 2, 2004 4:15 pm (#631 of 2004)

Ah, that explains your spelling of the word "favourite". Just curious. And to keep this thread on topic, I suppose any further discussion should be taken to the "And the Chat Goes On" thread.

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Accio Sirius - Mar 2, 2004 4:27 pm (#632 of 2004)

Hi, New to forum, and relatively new to Harry Potter, but I am completely hooked. I am now done with book five and looking for a new fix. Can't wait for the movie in June and the new book next year. I am almost 40 (not yet!!!); live in Virginia and use my daughter as an excuse to indulge in Harry Potter. I guess I am not completely out of the closet. My husband makes fun of me for it! Thanks for giving me an outlet!

Laura

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Blast - Mar 3, 2004 3:12 am (#633 of 2004)

Shepherdess most countries of the commenwealth do spell it that way.As well as colour and a few other words.

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boop - Mar 3, 2004 3:28 am (#634 of 2004)

Laura, Welcome to the forum. Don't worry you will get all the Harry Potter support you want here. Come join in the fun. This is the place to feed that Harry Potter addiction.

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Chris. - Mar 3, 2004 4:34 pm (#635 of 2004)

I've had Usernames in the past, but due to me not using them a lot they've been deleted! So I thought I would introduce myself on this one.

I'm Chris. I'm a 14-year-old Scottish Harry Potter fan. I've been interested in Harry Potter for about 3 years now. I like the movies, but the books will always be the best. My favourite threads on the Lexicon are the James and Lily and Caradoc Dearborn. I hope to share my theories with the already Lexicon-famed users. I'm also getting to grips with the colour changing of my font, even though I think I have mastered the basics in HTML.

P.S. I think Crookshanks is Regelus Black. Also, I am considering the 'Dumbledore Is The Giant Squid (DIGS)

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Czarina - Mar 5, 2004 7:08 am (#636 of 2004)

Hello all.

I've been posting here since November, but I haven't taken the time to introduce myself. I'm an 18-year-old university student from Canada. It has been seven months since I last read the Harry Potter books in earnest, so my memories of certain events are a bit muddled. I read the books seriously out of order: 2,5,1,4,3; I don't really have a favourite.

House: Ravenclaw

Favourite Characters: Hermione Jane Granger (I can seriously identify with her), Luna Lovegood (can definitely identify with the wackiness)

Least favourite character: well, no one really. They're all interesting, especially as I enjoy characterization (I'm an amateur writer). If I had to pick one, it'd be Aragog because even the IDEA of a spider the size of a house is frightening!

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Blast - Mar 5, 2004 4:04 pm (#637 of 2004)

Czarina welcome eh, stop by and the chat goes on thread.

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Sherbie Lemon - Mar 5, 2004 8:54 pm (#638 of 2004)

Hi everyone.

I've been posting here for a couple months now, yet I've been reading the posts since around this time last year. I am having a hard time waiting for six, so I decided to get my fix by posting and debating theories with fellow Potter addicts.

My real name is Lindsey; I'm a married, 22 year-old English Lit major, pursuing my MA here in the U.S. plains. I have two fur babies, one cat and one dog (lab-boxer-german shepard mix). Along with my school, I'm an editor and videographer for a production company and my husband is a Nuclear Medicine tech (not as impressive as it sounds ).

I'm very happy to be part of this forum, and I never cease to be amazed by the incredible theories and depth of knowledge that everyone here has.

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Jo S - Mar 6, 2004 11:07 pm (#639 of 2004)

Hi, my real name is Jo. Im 27 years old. I live in Australia, near Sydney.I teach Technology to High School students, which I really enjoy.

I have read all the HP books more times than I can count. I had to talk my husband into reading them. He quite likes them though not as much as me. He is half way through OoP.

I have many theories about HP, but my favourite one is that Draco will do a Snape and become a good Guy. Im not holding my breath though.

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boop - Mar 7, 2004 1:35 pm (#640 of 2004)

Welcome Jo to the forum. There are lots of theories, and if you have a couple please feel free the share. The people here are very friendly. So have a look around, and have fun.

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Helen K. - Mar 8, 2004 4:27 am (#641 of 2004)

Hi, I am from Russia, I am 36 and I became obsessed with Harry Potter books about a year ago after my friends did. First we didn't speak very much about it because it seemed very funny for people of our age to read "childish" books. It took some time to convince my friends that we were not a kind of crackpot old fools, but now they feel much better about it, I think, for the last thing I've heard from Olga was that she had taken away The Order of the Phoenix from her son and had read the whole of it during one night. I am sorry for my English, I'm good only in reading Harry Potter books, not in writing or speaking Smile

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boop - Mar 8, 2004 5:46 am (#642 of 2004)

Welcome Helen to the Lexicon forum. The people here are very friendly. Have a look around, and feel free to share your ideas. This is the place where everyone has one thing in common and that is their obsession of Harry Potter. Most of all have fun!

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Julia. - Mar 8, 2004 9:40 am (#643 of 2004)

Welcome to the Forum Helen, we're glad to have you with us. We hope you'll like it here, we're all very nice and very obsessed with Harry. We all look forward to hearing your ideas and theories. Good look on reading everything we've written, it takes a while. Don't worry about your English, there are plenty of people on this forum who's mother language isn't English. I'm sure you'll do just fine. Again, welcom to the Forum, and don't forget to have lots and lots of fun!

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Merlin’s Beard - Mar 8, 2004 6:28 pm (#644 of 2004)

Greetings. I'm a 40 (yikes!) year old living in Columbus, OH. I got hooked on Harry Potter after renting the movies last summer and decided to check out the books. I've never actually read the books. I've only listened to the books on tape. I've listened to each book 20+ times. I've been checking out the lexicon forum for many months but didn't get around to joining until yesterday.

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boop - Mar 9, 2004 4:03 am (#645 of 2004)

Merlins Beard, Welcome to the forum. Please feel free to express your thoughts, everyone is open to new ideas. The people on this forum are very friendly. Hope to talk to you in the chat room in the near future. Don't worry about your age, there are all ages on this forum. Most of all have lots of fun!

BTW: We are having a gathering of forum members in June, if interest check out the thread, Pennsylvania get together.

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tristan0107 - Mar 9, 2004 8:15 am (#646 of 2004)

Hello all, I am 39 years old and have been an avid Harry fan for about 3 years. I've read the books (too many times to remember) and have the movies on DVD. I've lurked around this forum for quite a while and thought I would jump in. Looking forward to chatting with everyone.

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Julia. - Mar 9, 2004 11:08 am (#647 of 2004)

Merlin's Beard (great name!) and Tristan, welcome to the Forum. We all look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas about our favorite wizard. The people are friendly, and there's always fun to be had!

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Jac Black - Mar 10, 2004 12:44 pm (#648 of 2004)

Jac Black,16,male, I live in Bell County, Kentucky, USA. I spend most of my online time split between Harry Potter sites and Cisco training sites(Cisco= Computer Networking). Off-line I spend most of my time reading or hanging out with my friends.

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Molly Weasly Wannabe - Mar 10, 2004 4:11 pm (#649 of 2004)

Hello, I am new to the boards (just signed on today). I live in Oklahoma, married, with three children. I got started on reading HP when my oldest son (who is just about to be Cool got into the movies and wanted to start reading the books. I figured it would be best if I read them first, before letting a seven year old read them. (glad I did too....the 4th book to me was too mature for a 7 year old to read or have read to them.) I am currently reading the 5th book for the second time. I will more than likely keep rereading until the next book comes out. I don't think I can ever get tired of rereading HP. I always find things in the books that I have missed the first/second time. Well, that's about it. I look forward to reading what everyone has to say about the books. Take care=)

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Sherbie Lemon - Mar 10, 2004 7:32 pm (#650 of 2004)

Molly, Wow! A fellow Okie! Where in Oklahoma do you live? I'm in OKC. Welcome to the forum, it is so wonderful to be connected to people that share the HP obsession!

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Julia. - Mar 10, 2004 7:36 pm (#651 of 2004)

Welcome to the Forum Molly! It was very nice to meet you in the chat room earlier, I look forward to hearing all your ideas and theories about the Potterverse!

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scully jones - Mar 10, 2004 8:32 pm (#652 of 2004)

Hello Molly! And the others who have joined recently, I hope to see you around the place... Make yourselves at home!

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Vern Afanofhp - Mar 10, 2004 10:03 pm (#653 of 2004)

Hi all. I'm Vern, a 55 year old grandfather from North Dakota.

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Molly Weasly Wannabe - Mar 10, 2004 10:33 pm (#654 of 2004)

Thank you for the warm welcomes. Sherbie Lemon , I live about an hour and a half north of OKC. As a matter of fact, we are driving through OKC on our way to visit my in laws. I will wave at you as we pass on by.

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boop - Mar 11, 2004 3:35 am (#655 of 2004)

Vern, Welcome to the forum. Make yourself right at home here, everyone is very friendly. Feel free to add your own ideas. Have a look around, check out the threads there is alot of theories out there. Hope to talk to you in the chat room sometime. I glad to see you are a grandfather, I am a grandma of two granddaughters, and a grandson coming next week. Just remember most of all have lots of fun.

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Marè - Mar 11, 2004 7:08 am (#656 of 2004)

Etai Online!!!!!!
Etai - Mar 11, 2004 6:53 am
At the request of both Julia and Boop, I have now joined the "Potterverse". Look forward to getting to know all of you as time goes by!

Etai, I moved this post from the new thread you started. I deleted the original thread.
Since this is such a big forum, it is not custom to start a new introduction thread for each new member. Take a look around here, and you'll soon understand why.
Welcome on board.

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Julia. - Mar 11, 2004 8:31 am (#657 of 2004)

Hoo-ray for Etai! Welcome to the Forum. I told you it was worth it to join in.

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Sherbie Lemon - Mar 11, 2004 8:35 am (#658 of 2004)

WavingHi Molly!

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Molly Weasly Wannabe - Mar 11, 2004 1:07 pm (#659 of 2004)

Welcome newcomers =)

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Chris. - Mar 11, 2004 2:00 pm (#660 of 2004)

Welcome all new members!I hope you find your way about the Forum and join in on the wonderful and sometimes strange theories!

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Sconie Girl - Mar 11, 2004 2:45 pm (#661 of 2004)

Hi everyone! I have been an avid reader of the Forum for about a year. I have truly enjoyed some of your crazier theories and have bored my husband silly with Harry Potter for several years.

I am a 26 year old from the US.

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Dr Filibuster - Mar 11, 2004 3:03 pm (#662 of 2004)

Hi Sconie Girl...A whole year!

Well, you've decided to join in at last. Better late than never.

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shepherdess - Mar 11, 2004 6:50 pm (#663 of 2004)

Jac Black,

Welcome to the forum! I live in Oklahoma now, but I'm originally from Middlesboro. I almost choked on my pizza, when I read your introduction, and saw that you were from Bell County! It's amazing how small the world becomes on this forum. Anyway, enjoy reading, and feel free to join in the discussions.

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Ticker - Mar 11, 2004 8:06 pm (#664 of 2004)

Wow. There is just no way I can get through all the million new introductions since I last posted on the Main Forum, so it must be time to re-introduce myself.

I am Ticker, aka Tick, or Kristie. I am 33 yrs old & live in South Dakota when I leave St Mungo's on the FFF. I love the brilliant ideas JKR's works have inspired (as well as the works themselves). I also like the community that this Forum has become. I spend all of my waking & many of my sleeping hours loving on my beautiful daughter Aria, who is 4 months old today. She is the surprise joy of my life - my little song. I am married to an amazing & wonderful man who tries (but fails) to understand how I can be a Potty. (I on the other hand don't understand playing 20 games of checkers every night for a month - so it is in marriage - wonderful diversity!) Anyway,... hello again!

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Blast - Mar 12, 2004 12:27 am (#665 of 2004)

Welcome Ticker have we met before?

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boop - Mar 12, 2004 3:28 am (#666 of 2004)

Welcome Kristie, to the main forum. I see you over at St Mungos. Glad you were able to sneak out of there to come visit the main forum. I look forward to reading your thoughts. Hey if you get the chance sometime, come into the chat room sure would like to talk to you.

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fidelio - Mar 12, 2004 5:41 am (#667 of 2004)

Welcome back, Ticker--I see your time away was well-spent. AS cute as the picture of your dog was, Aria is even cuter!

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Ticker - Mar 12, 2004 9:51 am (#668 of 2004)

Awwww, shucks. Thanks all!

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Cherrie - Mar 13, 2004 11:43 am (#669 of 2004)

Aloha! My name is Cherilyn (Cher, Cherrie) and I am an 18 year old female college freshman attending UHM. I'm full Korean, and my first language is English. I live in Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii.

I must admit, I used to be greatly anti-Harry Potter (favoring Lord of the Rings) but somehow, something persuaded me over to the 'dark side'...and now I'm forever obsessed with anything relating to the Harry Potter Series.

I love the Lexicon so much that one of my online friends told me I should marry it, so now I'm known as "Mrs. (H.P.) Lexicon." I'm not joking.

I look forward to meeting you all!

--Cher <3

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prof sprout - Mar 13, 2004 11:58 am (#670 of 2004)

Welcome to the "Dark side" Cherrie Smile I too used to be a die hard anti Harry Potter, person. Why would I, an intelligent adult, be interested in a children's book? I was not about to fall to the mania. However, I was bored one night, trying to fall alseep. I picked up the book and I couldn't put it down. Needless to say I stayed up later than I wanted to. Now I'm obsessed. Smile

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Cherrie - Mar 13, 2004 12:15 pm (#671 of 2004)

Thank you for the warm welcome, Prof Sprout! I used to be one who turned up her nose at the people who'd carry Harry Potter books around in High School, and now I am the one carrying them around at the University. ;-) What a complete turn-around. And I couldn't care less about what people think of me reading Harry Potter publicly. <3

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Chris. - Mar 13, 2004 1:08 pm (#672 of 2004)

Welcome Cherrie to the Lexicon Forum!

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Blast - Mar 13, 2004 5:22 pm (#673 of 2004)

Anya haseyo Cherrie, welcome.

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Accio Sirius - Mar 14, 2004 7:13 am (#674 of 2004)

Welcome everyone,

I've been a member now for just two weeks, and since I've slowly come out of the closet as a "Potty," it just tickles me to find out how many of us are out there. I took my kids to the pediatrician the other day and she was asking the usual questions to my daughter, "do you like books, do you like Harry Potter?" And my daughter says "Oh, my mom LOVES the Harry Potter books!" The doctor got really excited and admitted she was a big fan too. We had a quick, excited exchange of information until my daughter looked bored and we got a little embarrassed. Then it was back to real life. It was too funny! : )

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septentrion - Mar 14, 2004 1:19 pm (#675 of 2004)

Laura, your story sounds funny ! I wish something like that happens to me, meeting by chance another potty.

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Zoe's dad - Mar 14, 2004 9:40 pm (#676 of 2004)

Hi all,

Just wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. I am 37 years old, live in Ohio, and have a 9 month old daughter named Zoe. I have been a fan of the Harry Potter books for about 3 years now, and really enjoy all the ideas posted on this forum. I look forward to reading more of them in the future.

Dan

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boop - Mar 15, 2004 4:30 am (#677 of 2004)

Welcome Dan to the forum. This is the place to come to feed your addiction of Harry Potter. Please feel free to share your ideas, we are always looking for new thoughts. The people on this forum are very friendly. Congratulation on your daughter Zoe. Hope you will be reading the books to her if you are not already, it never to early to get them into Harry Potter. Dan just remember to have lots of fun.

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Chris. - Mar 15, 2004 3:02 pm (#678 of 2004)

Welcome to all new members! I never knew so many people joined each day!Happy

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Hogs Head - Mar 15, 2004 8:18 pm (#679 of 2004)

Hello, Cherrie. I love Hawaii and can't wait to get back. I'm a big fan of good old Oahu, too. Such great restaurants. First thing on arriving, we go to the Golden Dragon for dinner. Family tradition. When my kids were small they would go to sleep (from the flight and the jetlag) with their faces literally in their plates.

Everything worth knowing about me is in the bio if you just click on my pig. Here is my 2nd favorite website -- it has a new NASA photo everyday but the old great ones are all still in archives:

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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boop - Mar 16, 2004 2:03 am (#680 of 2004)

Welcome Hog Head to forum. Can't wait to read some of your thoughts, feel free to share them. We are always ready to hear new ideas. This forum is a very friendly. And most of all have lots of fun!!!!Hey if you get a chance stop in the chat room some evening and visit with the rest of us there.

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megmar17anie - Mar 16, 2004 9:33 am (#681 of 2004)

Hi! My name is Megan and I'm new to the forum. I will be 19 in April and I'm currently a freshman in college. I've been a Harry Potter fan for five years and I'm from Ohio. My favorite book is The Prisoner of Azkaban. This is finals week for me right now, so it's not the best time for me to get back into my Harry Potter obsessing habit. Either way, I'm glad to be here!

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Phoenix - Mar 16, 2004 11:42 am (#682 of 2004) Reply
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Hi Megan, and welcome to the forum. I'm Nicola, I've only been a member for a few weeks but I've been a Harry Potter fan for 6 years. I'll be 19 soon too, in july. I'm also at college studying geography, chemistry, and environmental science.

Have fun posting!

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Julia. - Mar 16, 2004 12:09 pm (#683 of 2004)

Megan, welcome to the Forum! Just like you and Nicola, I too will be 19 this year (but not until September ) and I'm also a freshman in college. I'm at the University of Connecticut studying Secondary Education in biology. Where do you go to school and what do you study?

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boop - Mar 16, 2004 12:21 pm (#684 of 2004)

Megan, welcome to the forum. There are alot of different theories to talk about. If you have any new ideas please share them, we are always waiting to here new ideas. The people here are very friendly. If you get the chance stop by the chat room some evening and we can all get to know each other better. At night there is alway some one in there. We have a great time and look forward to meeting new people. Also please have lots of fun, and good luck with you finials.

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megmar17anie - Mar 16, 2004 12:38 pm (#685 of 2004)

Julia, I go to Ohio University in Athens. I'm majoring in pre-social work and I am minoring in German. Next quarter I'll be going to study in Salzburg, Austria, so I won't get to spend much time here in the forum.

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Cherrie - Mar 16, 2004 5:24 pm (#686 of 2004)

Welcome to all the new-est members! :-) Thanks again everyone for being so pleasant. I can't imagine living anywhere else but here, Hogs Head. It's home. <3

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JasonS - Mar 17, 2004 12:04 am (#687 of 2004)

Hey everyone, my name is Jason and I live in Fort Worth, Texas. I am a student (until May, 2004) at the University of North Texas, economics major. I started reading HP as the first movie was released. I read half the book and then went to see the movie and then finished the book that same night. I actually think HP is a better story and better writing than LOTR. If you think otherwise though that is cool. My email is [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. If you email me for any reason, make sure you put that your from the forum in the header or else I will delete without reading.

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Kip Carter - Mar 17, 2004 12:11 am (#688 of 2004)

JasonS, welcome to the Harry Potter Forum. You posted very quickly being that I just approved and sent you an acceptance replay email less than 15 minutes ago. Thanks for posting to Tell About Yourself first.

Also, welcome to all the other new members!

Now to everyone, Have a Great Time Here!

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The Great Abbycadabra - Mar 17, 2004 11:52 am (#689 of 2004)

Megan, welcome! I just wanted to tell you that I love your avatar! My favourite painting.

And, everyone else, welcome! You'll have fun!

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Molly Weasly Wannabe - Mar 17, 2004 12:46 pm (#690 of 2004)

Welcome newcomers to the forums. Hey JasonS...I live in Oklahoma now, but am from the Dallas/Ft.Worth area. I have family that lives near Ft.Worth. As a matter of fact, my kids and I are going to visit them next week. I miss Texas so much =( There's no place like home!!

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timrew - Mar 17, 2004 2:35 pm (#691 of 2004)

Abby says, "Megan, welcome! I just wanted to tell you that I love your avatar! My favourite painting."

Mine, too, Abby. In fact, on my only trip (so far) to the USA, I stayed in New York, and one (amongst many) of the highlights was visiting the MoMAR and seeing the original 'Starry Night'.

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Kip Carter - Mar 17, 2004 3:19 pm (#692 of 2004)

For those who may not know:
I assume that Tim is referring to the Museum of Modern Art when he was "visiting the MoMAR. If so, their Starry Night page is Painting: Vincent van Gogh. The Starry Night. 1889.

A larger Starry Night can be viewed at Vincent van Gogh: The Paintings (Starry Night).

This post takes everyone through Art Appreciation 101!

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Blast - Mar 17, 2004 4:00 pm (#693 of 2004)

”Starry starry night, paint your pallet blue and grey . . “ Great painting, great song very tradgic life.

In the muggle world we do have magic, all we have to do is open our eyes, sometimes it's in poetry, a painting, a book, but it is there, just look hard enough. The best magic though is when you can appretiate the world for it's beauty.

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timrew - Mar 17, 2004 5:44 pm (#694 of 2004)

Thank you, Kip. I was indeed referring to Starry Night (by Vincent Van Goch) in the Museum of Modern Art in New York!

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Gina R Snape - Mar 17, 2004 6:34 pm (#695 of 2004)

FYI, Tim, its the MoMA.

Mare and I (and Snape ) met up at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam last June.

Welcome all you new members. I recruited a friend a few weeks ago to join, but I'm still waiting for her to poke her head out and say hi to us...

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Julia. - Mar 17, 2004 6:38 pm (#696 of 2004)

You too Gina? Boop and I persuaded a friend of mine to join a few weeks, and we've only seen one post... on this thread!

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The Great Abbycadabra - Mar 17, 2004 10:04 pm (#697 of 2004)

Quite a few people like that painting. Everyone copies off of me. I do love Van Gogh, and that song, Blast (by the way, your post there was very nicely put). I really must get around to going to MOMA. So many wonderful things to see.

Again, welcome everyone!

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timrew - Mar 18, 2004 11:29 am (#698 of 2004)

Thank you for correcting me on the MoMA, Gina. Well, it was 1997 when I went, and my memory isn't what it was.........

What was I talking about?

Yes, it's well worth a visit Abby. As well as Van Goch there are also paintings by Cezanne, Monet, Pollock, Picasso etc.

And to keep this thread on topic, I'll just introduce myself again. My name is Tim, from Manchester in the UK. I'm 54 (and a half), work in the wholesale textile trade, read prodigiously, write poems, sing (badly) while accompanying myself on the guitar (comes in handy when you want visitors to leave!) I also enjoy taking photographs, but people keep saying to me, "Tim, why have you taken my photographs?"

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Phoenix - Mar 18, 2004 11:55 am (#699 of 2004)

Hi Tim. I'm also from Manchester (great place), well actually Greater Manchester,or more precisely in Bury, but some may say it's in Lancashire. I'll let you decide.

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megmar17anie - Mar 18, 2004 3:33 pm (#700 of 2004)

I didn't realize that my avatar was going to be such a hot topic! I'm glad everyone's a "Starry Night" fan. That was fun!
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Gina R Snape - Mar 18, 2004 3:38 pm (#701 of 2004)

Oh, Tim. Pity I didn't know you were in Manchester. I was there last June for a couple of days.

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Angelina Rowe - Mar 19, 2004 7:45 am (#702 of 2004)

Hi. I'm Angelina Rowe from London in England. I'm 20 years old and i'm studying medicine at Newcastle University. I started reading the Harry Potter books just before the first film came out. My favourite book is The Prisoner of Azkaban. Bye

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Phoenix - Mar 19, 2004 7:52 am (#703 of 2004)

Hi Angelina, I'm from Manchester and am almost 19. I been Looking at Leister or Lancaster University.

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Angelina Rowe - Mar 20, 2004 5:53 am (#704 of 2004)

Hi Nicola. What are you planning to study at University? Are you starting in September?

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Tenebrus - Mar 20, 2004 11:19 am (#705 of 2004)

Hi, Having been reading threads here for a few weeks I have finally decided to start posting. My Name is Clare and I am from Dublin in Ireland. I've been reading about Harry Potter since 1999 and I have always loved them. My favorite characters are Ron and The Weasley Twins Bye!

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Fawkes Forever - Mar 22, 2004 6:23 am (#706 of 2004)

Hi Clare, woohoo, another Irish soul on the forum! (I'm also living in Dublin )

Like Tim I enjoy singing with my guitar.... however noone else seems to appreciate it Hmmm, wonder why?

Welcome to the forum everyone, everyone here is nice & friendly & it's a lot of fun. I've been here since september... be warned it's addictive ...

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Padfoot - Mar 23, 2004 9:06 am (#707 of 2004)

Hi,

I'm Padfoot. I live in Denver, Colorado (USA) and have recently discovered this web site. The movies brought my attention to the Harry Potter world. I thought I would read the first book and that would be enough for me. However I soon found myself purchasing all 5 books and becoming completely involved in these characters lives. I can hardly wait until J.K.R. finishes the 6th book.

I was also relieved to discover that there are other adults out there who enjoy these books like me. I am 27, and until discovering this forum, have felt guilty reading children's books. Now I know I am not the only one.

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Chris. - Mar 23, 2004 9:29 am (#708 of 2004)

Welcome to the Forum, Padfoot. I hope to see your ideas on the different theories!

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boop - Mar 23, 2004 3:04 pm (#709 of 2004)

Padfoot, don't fear there are people of all ages on this forum. Welcome and enjoy yourself, and we look forward to hear your ideas. If you get the chance pop in the chat room and come and visit with us. We have a good time and always look forward to learn about our new forum members.

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Marie E. - Mar 23, 2004 4:47 pm (#710 of 2004)

Welcome, padfoot. Nice to see another Coloradan in here! I'm in Colorado Springs, just down I-25.

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Zoe's dad - Mar 23, 2004 11:33 pm (#711 of 2004)

Welcome Padfoot. To you and Marie E. it is always nice to see some one from Colorado in here. Although I live in Ohio now, I was born and raised in Colorado. Just moved from Colorado Springs about 5 years ago. Hope to read some of your posts.

Dan

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SHEla WOLFsbane - Mar 24, 2004 12:45 am (#712 of 2004)

Hi all, I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've gotten around to posting on this thread. (I've posted on other threads, it's just there is so much more to see yet, I wanted to feel more confident before coming here- I am SO computer illiterate. Silly, I know, anyway...) I started reading the Harry Potter books at work, on really slow nights (I work third shift). About half way through, PoA, I became hooked, because of this, I ended up reading all of the books, in, oh... about 2 and half weeks. Because I went through them so fast, I had this: "Now what?" thing going on afterwards. So, I searched the Internet, and found Lexicon. It took me about a Month of just reading every ones posts to finally join. Now, I'm just as hooked on Lexicon. What a wonderful place!

Emily had asked me to explain my name so here goes: I love Snape as a charator, and wanted something that would trigger potions, in the back of some ones mind at least. Second, I wanted a name that was flexible. People can call me SHEla WOLFsbane, SHEla, WOLFsbane, SHE WOLF, las bane, OR SHEWOLF las bane. Other than that- not much to it.

In case you can't tell, I have a wonderful nack, of making short storys long. Sorry about that. One last thing: I'm from Wisconsin (USA)

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NYCNomad - Mar 24, 2004 5:56 am (#713 of 2004)

Ok, well, I hope I'm doing this right. I'm slow on learning some new computer skills. Anyways. I'm Dave, I'm from New York. I'm an avid Harry Potter Fan, I've read all the books 4 times through and have a notebook full of theories and noteworthy events that I would love to discuss and get feedback on. I'll be trying to catch up on all that I've missed here, but I can hardly wait to get some thoughts out that seem to have been overlooked. Like clues of Percy going bad, Uncle Vernon being a squib, and a few other things. I will probably be quoting various sources, and I will try to state where and in what version of each book I found things. Well, I hope to hear from you all soon. Dave

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Molly Weasly Wannabe - Mar 24, 2004 6:44 am (#714 of 2004)

Welcome all of you newcomers. Hope you enjoy the forums.

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Padfoot - Mar 24, 2004 8:04 am (#715 of 2004)

Thanks for the warm welcome everybody. I have been reading through all the threads and wow is there a lot of them! I was reading several before I joined. Now I am seriously trying to make some headway here. I really enjoy reading all those theories, many of which never occurred to me before.

Oh, I went to high school in Colorado Springs (AAHS). I went to college in Ft. Collins (CSU) and for a really short time, lived in Boulder. So all in all I have lived in this state for 11 years now. Before then I lived in several states, mostly in the West.

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Gina R Snape - Mar 24, 2004 8:03 pm (#716 of 2004)

Welcome new members.

Hey Dave! I'm in NYC too!

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boop - Mar 25, 2004 3:06 am (#717 of 2004)

Dave Welcome to the forum. Don't worry about your computer skills, mine are not the best either. Anyway if there is something you would like to learn how to do just ask there are many fine people here that will be able to help you out. I look forward to hearing all those theories you have. Dave have fun here and if you get the chance stop by the chat room so we can all talk.

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NYCNomad - Mar 25, 2004 6:42 am (#718 of 2004)

Thanks for the warm welcome. Good to hear some other NYC voices out there. Perhaps I'll see ya at the premier!

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Phoenix - Mar 25, 2004 11:49 am (#719 of 2004) Reply
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Angelina: sorry I didn't post back sooner. I want to study Geology, it's something I've always been interested in. I'll be starting in 2005 because I'm only in my first year at college.

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Emily - Mar 25, 2004 12:05 pm (#720 of 2004)

Thank you for posting, SHEla WOLFsbane! And hi Dave! Wow, a full notebook full of theories... more organized than I am!

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NYCNomad - Mar 25, 2004 1:45 pm (#721 of 2004)

I still have 2 more chapter of notes to take in OotP, and then I'm on to the surplus books, interviews, and website theories. I'm convinced that Percy is going bad as a concious decision and both Petunia and Vernon are squibbs.

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Fawkes Egg - Mar 25, 2004 3:21 pm (#722 of 2004)

Hi, I'm Caroline from the UK, also a little bit computer-challenged. I'm a biologist, I've been a Harry Potter fan for about 6 months, and can't wait for the new movie! One of my favourite actors playing my favourite character of Sirius should be well worth seeing. I'm looking forward to discussing that on here, once I've found my feet and had a look around.

I don't have as many theories as Dave...but my "Black" sense of humour was tickled today when I discovered that Sirius was supposedly born in the Chinese Year of the Rat (circa 1960 according to the Lexicon)! Also, Gary Oldman was born in the Year of the Dog. Fitting, n'est-ce pas?

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NYCNomad - Mar 26, 2004 6:07 am (#723 of 2004)

Fawkes, now that is interesting. I've never given any thought as to astrology and how it could be included into all this. That's impressive!

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Emily - Mar 26, 2004 7:54 am (#724 of 2004)

Oh dear! 3 Fawkes' now to remember! Just kidding! Welcome to the forum, Fawkes Egg. That is interesting. I wonder if JKR knows it or did it on purpose.

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Fawkes Forever - Mar 26, 2004 9:23 am (#725 of 2004)

Oh dear Emily, it will get confusing... hee hee, hey Caroline, perhaps we can call you Fawkes E...

Welcome to the forum everyone

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DJ Evans - Mar 26, 2004 10:47 am (#726 of 2004)

Hello Everyone,

I'm DJ Evans and I'm 47 years old. I'm from the good ol' South in the state of Arkansas. I'm a female who enjoys: NASCAR Racing, crafts, jig-saw puzzles, gardening and of course, reading.

I love the world that JK Rowling has created for us all and I really admire her writing. Prof. Lupin is my all around favorite character in the Harry Potter series. But then I have to admit that Dumbledore, Luna Lovegood, Snape, & Neville aren't far behind him. Oh, what the heck, I have to admit that there's not a single character that I don't like from the books!! Getting into all of the in's & out's of the Harry Potter is something that I really enjoy discussing with my friends and family. It amazes me still how she has been able to get so many of us hooked onto the Harry Potter books, from all ages, all colors and all nationalities. Thanks, not only to JK Rowling herself, but also to the Lexicon for the great forum!!

DJ Evans = Lupin forever!!!

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Fawkes Egg - Mar 26, 2004 11:29 am (#727 of 2004)

Thanks to all for the warm welcome!

Fawkes E, huh? That's funny! I just had to put Fawkes in my handle - I study birds for a living! As for the astrology, I'm not sure if JKR knew at all, but the coincidences are certianly fun to speculate on.

Caroline.

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Sinister Kittens - Mar 26, 2004 4:20 pm (#728 of 2004)

Welcome everyone! But I have to just say, Cool avatar DJ Evans - please pop over to the chat thread and explain what NASCAR racing is. I'm sorry, but I don't know what that is and would like to find out, it sounds interesting.

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Constance Vigilantia - Mar 26, 2004 7:34 pm (#729 of 2004)

Hi there,

I'm a newbie, just thought I'd pop in and say "hi".

I was introduced to the books a few months ago, and since then I've been reading them voraciously. Literally, not a day goes by where I'm not reading one of the books.

Look forward to discussing with more of you.

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Essidji - Mar 27, 2004 2:03 am (#730 of 2004)

Welcome to the forum to all our new members! Hope you will enjoy it as much as I do. Everyone here is so friendly.

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Accio Sirius - Mar 27, 2004 4:21 am (#731 of 2004)

Welcome, you've come to the right place.

Constance Vigilantia, Isn't it amazing how the books grab hold of you like that? I'm trying to get my husband to read one of the books to see if he gets hooked, but he keeps resisting. I wonder if someone did some sort of study if they would find a common link (besides good taste that is) between all of us Potter addicts!

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Aerick - Mar 29, 2004 7:51 pm (#732 of 2004)

Hello all. Just thought I would stop in and introduce myself. My name is Eric and I am from Oklahoma. I have been reading the boards since late November early December 2002 and been a member since early 2003. Why I never introduced myself earlier, I'm not sure except that I kept telling myself I would do it tomorrow. I've been a fan of Harry Potter since late November 2002 after watching the first movie and deciding I needed to see the second movie and buy all the books.

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Deceptikonz - Mar 30, 2004 2:24 am (#733 of 2004)

Hello Everyone.

As you can probably tell, I am new to the forum and have read the guidelines but as there are quite a few I apologise now if I make some "newbie" mistakes. Well anyway, I am a 19 year old, male from a cmall country called New Zealand which is located in the south pacific, south-east of Australia. English is one of two main languages in New Zealand and although I am fluent in both languages, most "Kiwis" prefer the native tongue as opposed to english so I also apologise if my english is not perfect. Well thats enough for now, hopefully I will get to know most of you well over the forum and also have you guys get to know me.

Deceptikonz

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boop - Mar 30, 2004 6:24 am (#734 of 2004)

Eric and Deceptikonz, welcome to the forum. This is a very friendly full of support for each other when needed. Please feel free to share your ideas, we are always interested in hearing someone else ideas. Deceptikonz no apology necessary, there are lots of people on the this forum who's English is not their first language. I know you will be just fine, most of all have lots of fun. BTW if you get the chance sometime stop by the chat room and visit. We look forward to meeting you there.

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Wolfcire - Mar 30, 2004 4:36 pm (#735 of 2004)

Just wanted to say Hi to everyone.

I was one of the people that before the Movie came out had no clue of who or what Harry Potter is. When the movie came to DVD I decided to check it out and see what all the hype is about. I liked the movie so much I went out and bought the first book. Since then I have read all the all the books twice, if not more (incuding the unofficial guide and the schoolbooks). I also saw the 2nd movie opening day.

This web site is one of the best on Harry Potter Facts and I can't wait till the next movie or Book.

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boop - Mar 31, 2004 3:37 am (#736 of 2004)

Wolfcire, Welcome to the Forum! Have a look around, and feel free to share your ideas. The people on this forum are very friendly. This is the place to feed your Harry Potter obsession! Have loads of fun!If you get the chance stop by the chat room some evening and say hi.

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Phoenix - Apr 1, 2004 8:13 am (#737 of 2004)

Hi guy's. I have changed my screen name from "Nicola Gryffindor" to "Phoenix", because I thought Nicola Gryffindor sounded boring. So anyway, seeing as I've changed my screen name I might as well introduce myself again.

My name is Nicola Mlynek, I'm 18 (nearly 19), and live in Bury, Greater Manchester, England. I am currently in my first year of college studying Geography, Chemistry, and Environmental Science. I hope to go on to universitry and study Geology and my greatest ambition is to become a Volocanologist.

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Gina R Snape - Apr 1, 2004 9:54 am (#738 of 2004)

Greetings all. My name is Elphaba Thropp. I have introduced myself on the chat thread, only just discovering this one afterwards. So, hello to you all!

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Julia. - Apr 1, 2004 9:57 am (#739 of 2004)

Hello there Elphaba, glad to have you with us. Any chance you're related to our resident Snape, Gina R.?

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Gina R Snape - Apr 1, 2004 10:09 am (#740 of 2004)

Hello Julia. Nice to meet you too.

You have a resident Snape? Well, polygamy is not outlawed in Oz. But unless I have been polyjuiced, I am most assuredly Elphaba.

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GoT – UaB - Apr 1, 2004 1:01 pm (#741 of 2004)

Hi AlL! I jEs FoUn DiS pLaCe!! HaRrY aNd DaN r Da BOMB!!!! I LuV hIm!!!! L8Tr!!!!

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Emily - Apr 1, 2004 3:11 pm (#742 of 2004)

GoT - UaB: if you have not already read the philosophy of this forum, would you please do so? I don't mean to sound like a moderator, because I'm not (and wouldn't want to be), but it is extremely difficult to read posts where every other letter is capitalized. Also, could you not use netspeak? The less computer oriented among us (like me) have a hard time understanding it, not to mention that there are those on here who don't speak English as a first language.

Thanks, and welcome to the Forum!

PS: Not trying to to sound rude, just wouldn't want you to get kippendoed! (See the abbreviations thread)

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GoT – UaB - Apr 1, 2004 3:19 pm (#743 of 2004)

WuT iS nEtSpEaK n KiPpEnDo? newaz i dont no wut u meen i do dis al the TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! U R MEEN!

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Emily - Apr 1, 2004 4:03 pm (#744 of 2004)

I am not trying to be mean. Netspeak is, for example, L8er, or later. It's where you abbreviate and misspell to the point that to most people, it's impossible to read. To be kippendoed is to have Kip, a host on this forum, step in to ask you attempt to follow the guidelines of this forum better. We all like to enjoy ourselves here, and using proper English is just a better way to do that.

Don't get me wrong, there are many abbreviations that are acceptable here. You will just have to check the abbreviation thread to check. And of course if you make a simple mistake in spelling or capitalization, it's fine. Just try your best!

By the way, I really like how you do the colors for your posts, could you show me how on the chat thread? If you have any more questions, it would also help to take them to the Questions For the Hosts thread or the chat thread, since this is becoming off topic.

Thank you!

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Ticker - Apr 1, 2004 4:28 pm (#745 of 2004)

I am Lord Voldemort, I think GoT UaB, got you a bee for your bonnet. Have a nice day.

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GoT - UaB - Apr 1, 2004 5:04 pm (#746 of 2004)

whut u all need to do is jes leeve me alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hem Hem - Apr 1, 2004 5:23 pm (#747 of 2004)

Nice avatar.

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Ticker - Apr 2, 2004 8:25 am (#748 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Apr 2, 2004 8:32 am

You know, Hem, Hem - I'm just going to assume you're talking to me. Thanks!

(Hee, hee...)

While I'm at it, to tell you a bit more about myself (er, Aria)... I'm 4 &1/2 mos old & I love the Lexicon forum. I'm trying to help my mom type as we speak. I've licked all the HP Books & unlike Ron, I like to play with my giant spider instead of my Teddy Bear. I hope to fly someday soon & am flapping my arms in practice. Well, that's all my attention span can handle. See you around!

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Wolfcire - Apr 2, 2004 9:52 am (#749 of 2004)

Thank you Boop for the warm welcome, your Grandson shares the same Great birthday as I do. Congratulations! I have enjoyed this site for about two years know, I have never used the forum until recently. In fact I have never payed any attention to it. Thanks Again.

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draco all the way - Apr 4, 2004 9:50 pm (#750 of 2004)

Hey, I'm a 15 year old girl all the way from India. I really like the Lexicon because I can really get information without having to read a bunch inconsquential chatter. The Lexicon seems to be like a very mature discussion area so I'm not that sure I'll fit seeing as how I'm 15. Anywho, I like Ron and Draco the best and PoA was my favourite of all the books. I can't wait until the nevt book and I'm also very excited about the third movie. I have alot of hope in Alphonso Cuaron. Again, I really can't wait to talk to you all. I'ts my summer hols. and I have alot of free time. So, see you all on the threads!

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Prefect Marcus - Apr 4, 2004 10:46 pm (#751 of 2004)

Welcome, Draco ATW.

Yes, the level of conversation isn't too bad here. If you have been lurking (and it appears that you have) and have enjoyed it (and it appears that you have), then you should have no problems fitting right in.

Have fun! :-)

Marcus

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boop - Apr 5, 2004 2:23 am (#752 of 2004)

draco all the way, welcome to the forum. Don't worry about your age there are all ages here. Hope you have a look around, and feel free to post any theories you might have. This forum is a very friendly place. Most of all just have fun. BTW, enjoy your holiday!! if you get the chance stop by the chat room, we are always ready to talk with new forum members.

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DJ Evans - Apr 5, 2004 7:14 am (#753 of 2004)
Edited Apr 5, 2004 8:15 am

draco all the way--Welcome!!!! You're worry about the ages? Don't give it a second thought. Just as the Harry Potter series has a wide appeal to and draws readers from an 8 year old to 88, so does the Lexicon. Not sure if we've got anyone 88+ years old here on the Lexicon--though some days I feel like I'm 88--wonder if that counts?!?!?! So don't worry and just enjoy! The people here on this forum are just super nice and really fine folks.

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The giant squid - Apr 5, 2004 10:02 pm (#754 of 2004)

Not sure if we've got anyone 88+ years old here on the Lexicon Well, I'm pretty sure we've got a couple of 44s, does that count? :-)

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miss lupin86 - Apr 6, 2004 2:00 am (#755 of 2004)

hello people HOw is everyone doing? About me? Hmmmm.... what's there to say but I am completely obssessed with Harry Potter and this site is wicked for finding out little things that the mind sometimes forgets lol

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Denise P. - Apr 6, 2004 5:55 am (#756 of 2004)

Right now, our youngest person who posts on a regular basis just turned 11. We have had people as young as 9 introduce themselves. As far as I am aware, our oldest person is going to turn 64 next month.

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D.W. - Apr 6, 2004 6:43 am (#757 of 2004)

My 10 year old daughter is signed up, though she just reads (for now) and doesn't post. Mainly she likes to read the Fanfics on the HPFFF.

Now my 7 year old want's to sign up too. She's potty about Ron.

Donna.

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DJ Evans - Apr 6, 2004 10:42 am (#758 of 2004)

OK my mother is 84 years old and though she doesn't get on the computer any (they are way out of her league--so anything she needs done on the computer is done through me) she is a HUGE Harry Potter fan and I keep her updated on any HP news. If we made her an honorary Lexicon member then we "could" claim our oldest member as 84!!! She at first just wanted to read HP to see what all of the hype was about and you know what happened then--yep, she couldn't put them down. Of course, you'd hear her every other day complaining about JKR and her writing--she would get so mad at JKR cause there was never a "good" spot to stop reading and put the book down. hee hee Seriously, that is a pretty wide range of people--I'm sure things like that must make JKR really feel good knowing her work is so widely appealing.

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prof sprout - Apr 6, 2004 10:54 am (#759 of 2004)

Yeah, I'm mad at JKR for that also Surprised) When I first read PS/SS I couldn't put it down I stayed up until 2am reading it. I had class the next day. And OoP came out the same weekend as my fiancé's birthday. My grandma yelled at me because I wasn't paying enough attention to him. Darn JKR Surprised)

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WeasleywannaB - Apr 6, 2004 4:22 pm (#760 of 2004)

Hi everyone! My name is Jen and this is my first post! I love Harry Potter... and the Weasley's too! hehe. Lets see...I am 15 years old, but my birthday is in 21 days, so then I will be 16. I live in Virginia. I have a little brother and a little sister. I had 5 fish, but 2 died... one of the fish who died was named sirius! how ironic. Sorry I will finish my post, like anyone really wants to know about my fish? I am super excited to finally be a member of this site! well bye! Jen Smile

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Essidji - Apr 7, 2004 12:38 am (#761 of 2004)
Edited Apr 7, 2004 1:38 am

Hi Jen Weasley, then! ~_^ Welcome to the forum, hope to see you soon on a few of the many threads being discussed here. Enjoy and have fun.

Sorry for your fish... well, you should have known that giving him that name would lead him to a sad fate, shouldn't you?...

So your birthday is on the 27th of April , is that right? I'll try to remember that.

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Padfoot - Apr 7, 2004 1:45 pm (#762 of 2004)

Denise P, are you the "certain mother of eight"? If you are, I haven't a clue how you have the time to edit this forum as well as all those children! I'm exhausted just considering the possiblilty.

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Denise P. - Apr 7, 2004 2:08 pm (#763 of 2004)

Yep, that is me who Prefect Marcus was talking to

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Padfoot - Apr 7, 2004 2:17 pm (#764 of 2004)

Wow! I will have to remember that when I think my two ferrets are more than I can handle. You must be Super Woman. Better yet, you have magical powers that us muggles don't have. :0)

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Prefect Marcus - Apr 7, 2004 3:48 pm (#765 of 2004)

Yes, Denise is one smart lady -- in every sense of the word. The more mothers like her we have, the better the world will be.

BTW Denise, I sent you an email on your hiland account. I'd appreciate your thoughts on it. I am probably being a worry-wart :-)

Marcus

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WeasleywannaB - Apr 7, 2004 4:20 pm (#766 of 2004)
Edited Apr 7, 2004 5:25 pm

Thanks for welcoming me!Yes...my birthday is on the 27th of April, Essidji. I am sure I will enjoy posting on this wonderful web site! Yes... I should have known better than to name my fish Sirius! hehe Wow... Denise you are amazing!

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NYCNomad - Apr 8, 2004 5:15 am (#767 of 2004)

I have to admit, my girlfriend is finally reading the series. She's in the middle of PoA right now and I can't tell her anything!! It's killing me. She thinks that there is something fishy about Lupin as she noted that the sneak-o-scope keeps going off when he's around. She still thinks that Black is bad and... oh it's so wierd listening to someone who hasn't read the full series.

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Julia. - Apr 8, 2004 8:00 am (#768 of 2004)

I know the feeling Nomad. When my friend was having his first read of PoA, I had to discuss the Secret Keeper Sirius Black. It was so weird!

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septentrion - Apr 8, 2004 8:19 am (#769 of 2004)

at least Nomad and Julia, your friend's reading HP. Hens will have teeth before my husband does so * sigh*

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Lupin is Lupin. Natch. - Apr 8, 2004 8:20 am (#770 of 2004)

Mine, too septentrion.

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Prefect Marcus - Apr 8, 2004 8:24 am (#771 of 2004)

septentrion - Hens will have teeth before my husband does so * sigh*

I had the same problem with my wife. I have never known her to read a novel before.

One night she had trouble falling asleep, so I read to her the opening chapters of the first book. She was hooked! :-)

You might try that angle. If he complains that it will be boring, point out that that should help him fall asleep even faster then. ;-)

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septentrion - Apr 8, 2004 8:27 am (#772 of 2004)

Prefect Marcus, I answer you on the chat and greetings thread, I have the feeling we're going a little off topic and I don't want to be kippendoed.

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NYCNomad - Apr 8, 2004 8:29 am (#773 of 2004)

I liked the first book, but the second wasn't really to my liking, but the third book got me really hooked. I advise to read the first book. See if you like it. If you do, try the second. If not, well, you tried. Simple as that. Even my Dad is reading them, slowly, but he is.

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Dumbly-dorr - Apr 8, 2004 8:59 am (#774 of 2004)

Forum Staff, this may not be appropriate, and if not, forgive me and delete. I completely understand.

Hello Forum, I'm brand new. I've read and enjoyed the Forum for well over a year and was perfectly content to read all the great ideas, but decided it was time to do join in. I waited forever for someone else to see that Snape was a bat and, finally, someone (can't remember who now) wrote about it earlier this week. It was so obvious to me! Most everyone on the Forum is so friendly and good-natured that I have thouroughly enjoyed the discussions, ideas, wild theories...

I have grown to see that the Forum members are such a great bunch of people that I finally became a full participant because of a concern I have that I've just been made aware of. Let me explain. I've thought the smilies were such a cute addition to the posts. I clicked on one last week to find out where it came from and was taken to a site called "Smiley Central". It offers something like 8,000 smilies in a free download. I came across this last month and already knew about it but needed to let you know what I know.

OK, here's the important part I work part-time (while my children are at school) at a place which has a world-wide network of computers (tens of thousands) with a powerful mainframe here in Utah, USA. My employer goes to great expense to have security protection for our computers (anti-virus (with daily updates), filters, firewalls, etc.) so before I download anything from an unknown source on my home computer I always test it on my work computer to see if it's safe. Well, I tried to download the smilies from this site and immediately it denies access with a warning message that it is a "Backdoor" program.

What that means is that someone is trying to gain unauthorized access to your computer without your knowledge (to do whatever they want, but it is obviously something they don't want you to know about; ex. download viruses, pornography, access personal information like bank accounts, credit cards, email, passwords, etc.) I checked next door at Utah State University which has some important research contracts with NASA, so they have some pretty significant computer security also, and even their computers didn't catch it, which means that without the access to my employers ultra-powerful security measures I wouldn't have had a clue to the "backdoor" and would have opened access to very sensitive information to an unknown entitity.

I've gained too much of a fondness for the Forum members to not give this word of caution, and just wanted you to know.

Other than that bit of cheerful information, boy, am I looking forward to putting some thoughts into the forum. I've got a really wild one about who Harry will wind up with. It came to me this week as I read the "'ship, ship" thread and then the "prophecy" thread. It was such a fun revelation, one the JKR herself told us, no hints needed. See you there.

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Prefect Marcus - Apr 8, 2004 9:09 am (#775 of 2004)

Dumbly-dorr, are you sure it wasn't a false positive? There are sites that keep lists of known honey-pots and trojan horses. Is "Smiley Central" on any of these?

I'm a programmer by trade. I've had the experience of security programs insisting that one of my works was a virius, even though I wrote it myself and knew it wasn't. I even went so far as to debug the executable file at machine code level, byte by byte in case my compiler was doing dodgey things without my knowledge. It wasn't. So I've learn to take what those programs say with a grain of salt.

Marcus

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Dumbly-dorr - Apr 8, 2004 9:48 am (#776 of 2004)

Prefect Marcus, I don't know whether that's the case or not, just thought I'd tell what happened in case a warning was really needed. I'm glad that there are more knowledgable computer people out there than me (like you) who know about these things. It is just so unnerving to think about someone putting in a backdoor and what they could access. Is there a way to find out for sure if this site is un/worthy?

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DJ Evans - Apr 8, 2004 9:51 am (#777 of 2004)
Edited Apr 8, 2004 10:51 am

Dumbly-dorr---love your "pic" of Dumbledore!!!!

Later Days, Deb

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Detail Seeker - Apr 8, 2004 11:22 am (#778 of 2004)
Edited Apr 8, 2004 1:40 pm

Thanks Dumbly-dorr for bringing this up. And , of course, welcome as an active member of our Forum.

Though I tend to agree with Marcus in being sceptical about this, I think, this is worth discussing. How much Backdoor can a good programmer integrate into a small GIF-File ?

We should stop this discussion on this thread.

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JKR4PM - Apr 9, 2004 11:39 pm (#779 of 2004)

Hello all. I am a 32 year old guy living in Las Vegas, NV USA. None of my friends has read, or will read, the Harry Potter books. As such I have no one to talk to about them. (The books, not my friends. Wink) I have been a 'lurker' on the forum since the end of January and finally decided to say hi. I love all of the theories and postulations I have read in my time so far. I don't usually have much to add as everything has been so well thought out, but I will chime in if I see something I don't understand and want help from all the experience and intelligence I've seen in this forum.

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Phreaker - Apr 10, 2004 5:57 am (#780 of 2004)

Welcome JKR4PM. Glad you are enjoying the forum as much as we are!

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The giant squid - Apr 10, 2004 11:08 pm (#781 of 2004)

Welcome, JKR4PM...if you look out your window you might be able to see my house. I'm also a 32 year old guy living in Vegas. Hmm...maybe my other personality has decided to sign onto WX as well? Smile

--Mike

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Molly Weasly Wannabe - Apr 13, 2004 7:25 am (#782 of 2004)

Welcome all the newcomers to the forums. I hope all of ya'll enjoy your stay here. Look forward to reading ya'lls posts and theories on the upcoming HP books. Take care!!!

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The Grey Lady - Apr 13, 2004 4:56 pm (#783 of 2004)

Hey, I'm a 14 year old girl living in North Carolina, USA. Only one of my friends (I have made all of them read the Books) ever wants to discuss HP in depth, I figured I needed a place to get more opinions.

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DJ Evans - Apr 13, 2004 5:37 pm (#784 of 2004)

Grey Lady, glad to see you post here--gives us a chance to know a little about you!! Glad to have you aboard and hope you find your "fix" of HP here--we all sure do. I know what you mean about your friends not getting into HP as much--I have some like that too. I just don't understand how they don't want to discuss all of the finer points that we ponder on the Forum.

Later Days, Deb

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Emily - Apr 14, 2004 6:38 am (#785 of 2004)
Edited Apr 14, 2004 7:38 am

Grey Lady - where in NC? I'm from there too. If you want, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] might be better that clogging this thread.

Thanks!

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Phelim Mcintyre - Apr 14, 2004 7:11 am (#786 of 2004)

Hi my name is Phelim McIntyre, I'm 32 and live in England.

Yes I love the Harry Potter books because I am interested in mythology and other books in a similar vein to J K Rowlings. So as I read the books and watch the films I am looking out for references to old legends.

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The Grey Lady - Apr 14, 2004 1:01 pm (#787 of 2004)

My Harry Potter Fix. Yeah, thats exactly what I'd call it.
Emily, I live about..er...1 1/2 hour's drive SE from Raleigh...near Pinehurst, if you've ever heard of it.

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Emily - Apr 14, 2004 1:06 pm (#788 of 2004)

No, I haven't, but I'm just outside of Charlotte, and right now am on Spring Break in Raliegh. Nice to have another North Carolinian here!

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Endora Philips - Apr 15, 2004 10:15 am (#789 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Denise P. Apr 15, 2004 1:05 pm

Hey, I'm new! This site seems WONDERFUL!! I was recommended here by Julia. I'm from Somerset, England, sometimes, and from Connecticut other times. As the name Endora would suggest, I'm female. :-) Nice to meet you all!

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Julia. - Apr 15, 2004 11:45 am (#790 of 2004)
Edited Apr 15, 2004 12:46 pm

Hey Endora, glad to have you with us. Look around, you'll never believe all the awesome theories on this site, not all the theories I keep talking about should make more sence. Stop by the chat room some night, there's always something interesting going on in there.

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Beta Aquilae - Apr 15, 2004 2:02 pm (#791 of 2004)
Edited Apr 15, 2004 3:03 pm

I'm new as well. Finnish, female, fanfiction frequenter, feline fancier. Got hooked by HP in Vienna Airport four years ago. Now a greater fan than my two younger sisters, which feels rather embarrassing since I passed thirty last year. Any Northerners around?

Looking forward to great discussions.

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Ticker - Apr 15, 2004 5:25 pm (#792 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Apr 15, 2004 6:25 pm

Far-out & funky, Beta Aquilae! Welcome! I say I'm northern, but only in USA terms, even though the name of my state evokes balmy beach images in some geographically-challenged folks (South Dakota). Wow, that was a mouthful! I'm sure you'll find northerners from your neck of the planet though. I've seen several wandering around lately. They're easy to spot for a little while yet (usually) due to their lack of sun. Have a fabulous time here!

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NYCNomad - Apr 16, 2004 5:08 am (#793 of 2004)

Welcome to all the newcomers. I'm kinda new myself, only been here a month or so, but there are a lot of really good discussions going on here. I look forward to discussing theory with everyone at some point. Oh, I'm from Chicago, Illinois, but living in New York City right now. Seems like we're doing a "You are here" kinda thing.

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Madame Librarian - Apr 16, 2004 5:09 am (#794 of 2004)

Hey, NYCNomad, didn't know you hailed from Chi-Town. I live in Evanston. Hello, neighbor!

Ciao. Barb

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Marè - Apr 16, 2004 5:42 am (#795 of 2004)

We should make a map, and place a dot for every location where have a member.
Bye the way, Beta Aquilae (nice name, what does it mean?) I I remember correctly Veronika is from Norway.

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NYCNomad - Apr 16, 2004 7:10 am (#796 of 2004)

Yeah, Barb, I'm from Downers Grove, ya heard of it?

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Odds Bodikins - Apr 16, 2004 1:36 pm (#797 of 2004)

Hi there! My name is Ric. I am 27 and live in West Virginia. I have been a fan since the first movie. I started with the first four books and then waited like everyone else for the OotP. I re-read the series 4 times waiting for the OotP, and then read it 5 times to make everything even. Since then, I have read the series over and over and over. I just can't seem to put them down. Of course, this is only when I get a chance. I am married and have 2 kids. My 5 year old is being raised to be a HP nut like daddy, and I plan on starting on my little girl soon. Wink Unfortunately, my wife doesn't understand my obsession.

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Eponine - Apr 16, 2004 6:52 pm (#798 of 2004)

Hey, Grey Lady and Emily. I also live in NC. I won't say I am from here since I only moved here in July after I got married. I live near Chapel Hill. My name is Rebekah, and I am 25. I grew up in Chattanooga, TN which I miss dearly. I am definitely HP-crazy. I finally got my husband to read the books, and once he got started he couldn't stop.

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Emily - Apr 17, 2004 7:19 am (#799 of 2004)

Hi Eponine!

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Lars Smedberg - Apr 17, 2004 8:30 am (#800 of 2004)

I'm finally back !

First, I had to wait for either "Order of the Phoenix" to be translated into Swedish OR the "Adult Pocket Edition" to be for sale here in Sweden (I have all the other books in that edition !). Well, now the book is published in Swedish, and I have read it. But when I returned to this Forum - then I was not registered any more ! I had to register once more ! But now I've done that, and now I should be able to debate here again. I hope...
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Marè - Apr 17, 2004 11:02 am (#801 of 2004)

Welcome back Lars, you have a lot of catching up to do!

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The Grey Lady - Apr 17, 2004 7:23 pm (#802 of 2004)

Hey Eponine!

Oh, out of curiousity, does anyone know the average age for people on the Lexicon Forum? I'm starting to feel really young...

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lumpi dormiens nunquam titillandus - Apr 19, 2004 2:34 am (#803 of 2004)

Hi everyone, I have been a keen reader of the Forum and the Lexicon for ages, and now - eventually - decided to join in. As with the Forum, I joined the Harry-hysteria relatively late, well after GF came out - before that I hardly had an idea, what Harry Potter was all about. Well, things have changed... I´m a 30 year old girl, living and working in Prague for the weeks, returning to my home and husband in Germany for the weekends. Not unlike Hagrid I have a liking for strange pets, though I wouldn´t call them monsters (but so wouldn´t Hagrid, I´m sure :-)) At home we have a nice collection from horses to ducks. My name refers to my dog Lumpi, who is with me at all times. He has one head only, but otherwise you might compare him to Fluffy - easy to handle for everyone he knows and loves, but extremely protecting with anything or anyone, he is (or thinks he is) supposed to guard. (The Philosphers stone would have been safe with him.) One reason for me to join the Forum were the people here (of course, I have my special favourites) and the feeling that this is a great big family - so I wanted to be part thereof. cheers ldnt

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Padfoot - Apr 19, 2004 7:36 am (#804 of 2004)

Welcome new members!

The Grey Lady: I don't know what the average age is here, but everyone is young at heart. Don't worry too much about feeling young. I really think its cool that people of all ages can have so much in common.

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wormsé - Apr 19, 2004 2:12 pm (#805 of 2004)

Grey Lady... I'm fourteen, so don't feel too bad.

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dobbyiscool - Apr 19, 2004 2:18 pm (#806 of 2004)

Don't worry about feeling too young, Grey Lady. No one really pays much attention to age around here. Besides, I'm only a year or so older than you [I'm 15 yrs, 6 mo., 25 days, 11 hrs and 5 min old, but hey, who's keeping track? It's not like I'm eger to turn 16 or anything... Smile].

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Emily - Apr 19, 2004 2:40 pm (#807 of 2004)

#VALUE!

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boop - Apr 19, 2004 3:17 pm (#808 of 2004)

Iumpi dormiens.., welcome to the forum. I like your name it is interesting. Glad you decide to join now instead of just reading. The people here on this forum are the best. They will support you if that is what you need. If advice is what you are looking for just ask someone will have an answer for you. We look forward to hearing all your thought on this forum. Enjoy yourself and have lots of fun. If you get the chance stop by the chat room sometime so we can talk.

Grey Lady, your never to old or young for this forum.

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timrew - Apr 19, 2004 3:31 pm (#809 of 2004)

I'm 54, an avid Harry Potter fan who also likes reading anything from Shakespeare to Science Fiction. We're all united in our love of things Potter!

Lumpi and Grey Lady, welcome to the Forum........where everybody knows your name, and couldn't care less about your age!

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draco all the way - Apr 20, 2004 5:07 am (#810 of 2004)
Edited Apr 20, 2004 6:10 am

I'm 15 and just like elf girl I wanna stay 15. No growing up, no ageing. I wish I was still 7. I was so blissfully unaware of all the horrible things in the world back then. Ahh..those were the days!

And I know his is not the right thread to ask, but Tim, how DO you manage to be every where at once? I mean how many posts do you do in a day? It's amazing! You're my new hero!

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boop - Apr 20, 2004 5:29 am (#811 of 2004)

draco all the way, really want to stay a teenager, and as for Tim being your hero that is cute, lol

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Acceber - Apr 20, 2004 5:51 am (#812 of 2004)

Grey Lady, I'm 13. All the people older than us are young at heart, if not young physically .

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Julia. - Apr 20, 2004 7:23 am (#813 of 2004)

I agree whole hartedly to the no growing up thing. I'm 18, away from home for the first time, and I want my mommy!!!!

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Zoe's dad - Apr 20, 2004 11:31 pm (#814 of 2004)

Hi to all the new members. As for those young'uns out there, enjoy your youth while you can. There are many times I wish I was that age again.

Dan

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lumpi dormiens nunquam titillandus - Apr 21, 2004 12:59 am (#815 of 2004)
Edited Apr 21, 2004 2:02 am

Boop, hi and thanks for the welcome. Actually, I have a few questions: How to pick someone from the "Tell about yourself" thread? I´m afraid I don´t have the time to read through all the 900something posts, but would like to know more about some people I´ve come to like. And can you post to the archived or condensed threads? Timrew, I´m (yet another) fan of your remarks and puns. And your remark about nobody caring about age over here was really comforting, especially when you´re 30 and starting to worry about getting old ;-) cheers, ldnt

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draco all the way - Apr 21, 2004 1:32 am (#816 of 2004)

Go TIM! Anyone wanna start a fanclub? How does he do it, I wonder?

Anyways, thanks for all your advice Zoe's dad! Whoever thought I'd get such wonderful insights into life at the Lexicon. Wisdom comes from the most unlikely places...

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Marè - Apr 21, 2004 2:02 am (#817 of 2004)
Edited Apr 21, 2004 3:03 am

Hi Lumpi DNT,

about the "tell about your yourself thread"...
The easiest thing to do would be to go to the thread and click on the search button (it's in the teal bar). Now as a search, enter the user name of the person you want to know more about and choose to do the search in that thread only. (there are two options, one to search the specific thread and one to search the entire forum. You will see them when you have hit the search button)
If everything went well, you'll see posts from and over that person show up. (Large posts won't show up complete, click them to see the entire post.)

If you're looking for info on older gang, there is a possibility it isn't in this "tell about yourself" thread. There is a second one on the second forum page. Scroll down to the bottom of this forum, you will see grey buttons with "more" and "to last". click one of them and you come in our "attic", the place where all the stuff is kept that you don't want to throw away.... yet! Scroll down, there are several groups of threads, the first and largest holds the old "tell about yourself" thread. (It's 10 posts above the thread "status of this forum" which is last in this group)

Now if you want even more info... use the search function on both chatt threads (the active and the closed down one) Most active members post there and since it's the chatt thread, you'll probably find lots of info there too.

Enjoy!

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mononoke - Apr 21, 2004 2:49 am (#818 of 2004)

Hello everyone!!! Fianlly,I can post!!! First I have to say sorry and beg you to forgive me if I use some words wrong(or odd).I'm from Bangkok,Thailand(do you know my country?) and we don't speak English.But I read Harry in English version because I really hate the way they translate it in Thai.

My name's Mononoke.It's a girl name in one of Japanese animation cartoons,who was raised by a wolf;)I'll be 19 next month.mmm.... After finish reading HP first time,I wish there'd be a letter from Hogwarts saying that they're really sorry for missing my name,actually I'm a witch and will attend Hogwarts next year!Sad But in the muggle world,I'm in med school,2nd year.

Despite all the fact that we're so different in many ways,one thing we all share together is we love Harry Potter:)Nice to meet you all!

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Marè - Apr 21, 2004 3:31 am (#819 of 2004)
Edited Apr 21, 2004 4:39 am

Hello Mononoke,

Welcome to the forum, and don't worry about your english, it is fine!
If you want to improve it anyway... Post and read a lot on this forum We look forward to getting to learn you!

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Julia. - Apr 21, 2004 3:36 am (#820 of 2004)

Welcome to the forum Mononoke! You're English is very nice, and don't worry, you are certinly not the only one who does not speak English as a first language. Have a good look around and enjoy everyone's opinions, we all look forward to hearing yours. Pop in to the chat room some time, we usually have a pretty good party going in there.

Wow, you're 18 and in your second year of med school? *jaw drops* I'm 18 and just finishing my first year at Uni...I'm impressed.

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draco all the way - Apr 21, 2004 3:39 am (#821 of 2004)

Hello Mononoke! I'm from India and I'm planning on possibly coming on a visit to Thailand on my hols! See you there?Smile

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dobbyiscool - Apr 21, 2004 11:18 am (#822 of 2004)

Hello, Mononoke! Your english is fine. In fact, I'd say its better than that of many Americans... Smile

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mononoke - Apr 22, 2004 1:27 am (#823 of 2004)

Mar-Thanks!I love reading all the thoeries here.Some of them really surprise me!And some of them give me a good laugh;)

Julia-Yeah,I see a lot of people who,sometimes, writing something in their own language.I'll try next time^_^ Oh,in Thailand after high school,you can go straight to med school without getting bachelor degree before.That's why I got stuck in here now!

draco all the way-Come!!!It'd be a great trip!!!

Elf Girl-Thank you!!It's lucky you can't see me.I haven't blushed so much since Madam Pomfrey told me she liked my new earmuffs;)

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dobbyiscool - Apr 22, 2004 12:38 pm (#824 of 2004)

It's lucky you can't see me.I haven't blushed so much since Madam Pomfrey told me she liked my new earmuffs

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Verbina - Apr 24, 2004 4:53 pm (#825 of 2004)

Hello all.

Yes, I am new here but not to Harry Potter forums. I have been helping to run one for a while now. But recently, my addiction to Harry Potter has grown (likely due to the fact that I have been re-reading the series...again.)

I am a 36 yr. old mother of three. My oldest got me hooked on Harry and...well...the first few books were bought for the kids but book 5...that one is mine!!!!

I love tinkering with theories as well and I have even created essays for a few of the ones I have played aorund with. No reason other than to do it. Yeah...I am a Harry Potter geek...and very proud of it!!!!

Verbina

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Chris. - Apr 25, 2004 5:23 am (#826 of 2004)

Welcome to the Forum, Verbina. Hope to see your thoughts and theories soon!

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mononoke - Apr 26, 2004 6:27 am (#827 of 2004)

Hello Verbina! I'm quite new here too. Good to see another Potter geek:)

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Verbina - Apr 26, 2004 7:43 am (#828 of 2004)

Thank you for the warm welcome. I have already ventured into a few theory threads here. Hope fully I won't upset anyone!!! O_O

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boop - Apr 26, 2004 12:04 pm (#829 of 2004)

Verbina, welcome to the forum. Don't worry about upsetting anyone, we love to here new ideas. Please feel free to share them with us. This forum is full of very friendly people. So have a great time here. If you get the chance stop by the chat room some evening we would love to talk and get to know you better. We have a great time in the chat room so come and join us when you can.

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B]scully jones[/B] - Apr 26, 2004 5:50 pm (#830 of 2004)

Welcome everybody, so nice to see a few new faces around here.

Not that I get tired of seeing the old faces, either!

Whiteboard

^Me in Snape's Classroom^

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Molly Weasly Wannabe - Apr 29, 2004 8:49 am (#831 of 2004)
Edited Apr 29, 2004 9:51 am

Welcome to the forums newcomers. I hope you enjoy your time here. Sometimes we agree, and sometimes we don't......but that is how all familes act.

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Hagsquid - Apr 29, 2004 9:30 pm (#832 of 2004)

What can I say about myself? Aside from the obvious (that I'm a Potter fan), there isn't much to say. I'm mainly here because I love the theories that get thrown around. I have a few of my own, and I hope I don't stomp on too many toes. Wink

My name is actually based on one of my theories. heh.

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The giant squid - Apr 30, 2004 3:30 am (#833 of 2004)

Welcome, Hagsquid. Feel free to swing by the Giant Squid thread (if you haven't already) and give your theory a test run. It's always good to get a fresh look at things from time to time.

--Mike

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DJ Evans - Apr 30, 2004 8:09 am (#834 of 2004)

Same here, Hagsquid--"Welcome!!!!!" Glad to have you aboard. Just as Mike said, "It's always good to get a fresh look at things..." Hope you enjoy the Forum as much as the rest of us do!!!

Later days, Deb

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Miréimé - Apr 30, 2004 4:02 pm (#835 of 2004)

Hi there!

I'm Miréimé, Tomoé's twin sister and since I'll be at the Pennsylvania GT, I guess I should introduce myself. ^_^ So, I'm 23, working in museum, from Québec in Canada, and glad to join your forum.

Oh and BTW, I love Harry Potter, but I guess that's obvious ^_~ .

Miréimé

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Chris. - Apr 30, 2004 4:45 pm (#836 of 2004)

Hi Miréimé and all others. Glad to see some new faces, not that I'm getting bored of the regulars!

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pedrobobo - Apr 30, 2004 6:20 pm (#837 of 2004)

Hello All!

I have been reading this forum for quite some time and finally decided to start posting. So I guess I should start by telling a little about myself.

I am an 18 year old college freshman from Tennessee. The Harry Potter books appeared on my Junior reading list in high-school (as alternatives to some of the other books). I chose them because they were the easiest books to read (I am a bit lazy at times), and it didn’t take long for me to become obsessed with the Harry Potter series

My user name is Spanish (and Portuguese as well), but I am not Hispanic and speak very little Spanish. The name does have a “special” meaning to me, and I guess that is the main thing.

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Hagsquid - Apr 30, 2004 8:20 pm (#838 of 2004)

Okay, guess I'll put some more about me here.

My proper name is Chaz. I'm from hatU (that's Utah for you who don't think the state is backwards.) I'm a programmer. I've read all the books at least once, and I listen to them on tape all the time at work. (and by "tape" of course I mean mp3's that are on my computer.)

I won't be at the Penn GT. Wink

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tracie1976 - May 1, 2004 3:35 am (#839 of 2004)

Welcome to all the new members!

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Christy Lupin - May 1, 2004 10:43 am (#840 of 2004)

Hi! My name is Christy Lupin and I am a high school Freshman. I have been a fan of Harry Potter since the fifth grade. I have read numbers one and two five times, number three six times, number five twice and I am working on my sixth time for the fourth one. I love to read and from new theories about everything. I am always up to new ideas! Hope I have a lot of fun here!

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boop - May 1, 2004 3:25 pm (#841 of 2004)
Edited May 1, 2004 4:25 pm

Hagsquid, Mireime, Pedrobobo, and Christy, Just want to say welcome to the forum. We are always ready to hear new ideas so feel free to share with us. This is a very friendly group of people here. They are a great support system when their is a need for it. Please make yourself at home, because it does feel like home to alot of the members. If you get the chance stop by the chat room, we would love to talk with you and get to know you better. Oh I almost forgot have lots of fun.

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Tanya Harrison - May 1, 2004 11:44 pm (#842 of 2004)

Hi I'm Tanya, 29 from Sydney. I'm interested in a lot of things, music, Harry, dogs, Harry, reading and Harry are my biggest obsessions. I've been hooked on Harry since my birthday last year, (26 May), and I'm now up to my 13th read of the books. I'm totally blind so I'd be lost without the cd's read by Stephen Fry. I've worked out I've listened to over 800 Hary cd's in the last year, I've never listened to that amount of music cd's in a year and music was my biggest obcession until I discovered Harry. Luckily my best friend is mad on Harry so we get to talk about him all the time. All the same, that doesn't mean to say I fully get my Harry fix, hence my eagerness to come here and get to know Potties like myself. I promise I'll not ramble on as much in further posts. Wish I knew where to change my username, I'd like to call myself Snuffles if there isn't already a Snuffles in this Potterverse. Don't let the muggles get you down, Tanya

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Kip Carter - May 2, 2004 2:00 am (#843 of 2004)

Welcome, Tanya, and all of the other new members to the Harry Potter Lexicon Forum family. I wish each of you the best here and I believe that you have really found the site you will love. We have a great group here who are very understanding, especially with those of you who are new.

Have fun posting!

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Detail Seeker - May 2, 2004 11:47 am (#844 of 2004)
Edited May 2, 2004 12:48 pm

Tanya, there is the button Change password or preferences in the bars on top and bottom of the discussions. There you can change your screen name, too. Right now, I do not remember the name "Snuffles" as belonging to a regular poster (There is "Long live Snuffles"). This could be checked by testing the "Search"-button (left hand side of the bar), typing in "Snuffles" and seeing, what comes up. Might be a longer list... So, have fun on this Forum with our "small" family!

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Hermy1982 - May 3, 2004 7:34 pm (#845 of 2004)

Hi everyone. I've really enjoyed reading the predictions and theories posted in this forum. You have given me a lot to think about! I am senior in college (graduating in December), and I live in Texas. Thank you all for your enjoyable posts. Hermy

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Ozymandias - May 5, 2004 12:53 am (#846 of 2004)

Hello there everyone. I'm new to the forums (obviously, or I wouldn't be posting on this thread.) I wasn't planning on becoming a member until I read the DIGS theory.

About me...hmm.

My name is Erin, I'm 19, and I'm majoring in creative writing and textiles at San Francisco State. I'm a huge Harry Potter fan and I look forward to meeting you all.

Farewell, and may the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. ~Erin

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Marè - May 5, 2004 2:13 am (#847 of 2004)

Points at Erins name... Ozy and Millie?

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Hagsquid - May 5, 2004 2:24 am (#848 of 2004)

Based on an email I recieved recently, I guess I'm still new, so I thought I'd note that I put up an avatar. It's a pic of me cooking a hamburger for my x-girlfriend. (we parted on good terms, and still chat it up sometimes, for anyone who cares.)

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Fawkes Forever - May 5, 2004 2:55 am (#849 of 2004)
Edited May 5, 2004 3:57 am

But did she get to eat the hamburger Hagsquid?

Welcome all you new people to the forum.... it's a fun place to thrash out some wild & wonderful theories of all things Potter. I've been posting for emmm, 8 months.... (wow has it really been that long) & I'm still learning something new everyday.

You don't have to be mad to post here, but it helps....

Make sure you all check out the Chat Thread (below this one)... its where we can go to talk about off topic stuff & learn a little bit more about our big forum family! We're not a bad bunch really.... just a bit loony!

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Tomoé - May 5, 2004 8:52 am (#850 of 2004)
Edited May 5, 2004 9:52 am

I was wondering Ozymandias, the pic you use, is it someone you know?

Welcome anyway and Hagsquid too I suppose, even if you I didn't consider you as a new member anymore. ^_^



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Hagsquid - May 5, 2004 11:10 am (#851 of 2004)

Fakes - At the time she was my current girlfriend, so, yeah. Smile It was actually a steak burger. Darn tastey. I was dually rewarded of course. Smile

Tomoé - I didn't either, but, as I said, I recieved an email which cured me of that ideal. :-D Also, I was curious about your picture Tomoé, is that your dashing face we see? Cool effect by the way. *winks back*

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Tomoé - May 5, 2004 11:34 am (#852 of 2004)

Nah, that's not me, that's Madame Barbe de Rimsky-Korsakov, drawn by Franz-Xaver Winterhalter in 1864. For the full info, click on my avatar. ^_^

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Marie E. - May 5, 2004 2:39 pm (#853 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Denise P. May 5, 2004 3:44 pm

Be sure to keep the chatty stuff on the correct thread, folks!

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Ozymandias - May 5, 2004 4:09 pm (#854 of 2004)

Tomoé - The pic isn't anyone I know. I just thought it was funny. It used to have a caption: "Arrrrgh! I'm a Viking! I'm here to pillage your village!" but that version seems to have disappeared.

Thanks for the welcome, all.

Farewell, and may the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. ~Erin

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Ceilti O'Cahill - May 5, 2004 6:04 pm (#855 of 2004)

Hello,

My name is Ceilti, I'm 22, and I teach and am a student at an instiutte connected with a University in the beautiful Finger Lakes of New York State. I teach math and I study Irish and Icelandic history.

I'm a Harry Potter Junkie, and my largest goal in life is to get my mother to read J.K. Rowling!

I'm a canoeist, like sailing and biking, reading, and play a very strange computer game called Angband. (Don't ask!)

I'm escited being here at the forum where at last I can discuss Harry Potter with adults!

Regards to Everyone,

Ceilti

P.S. Am I the only one who can't seem to figure out how to do paragraph breaks here ?!

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Tomoé - May 5, 2004 10:43 pm (#856 of 2004)
Edited May 5, 2004 11:46 pm

Welcome Ceilti!

You can do paragraph breaks by adding < br> (without the spaces between the < and the br) at the end of the line.

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Loopy Lupin - May 6, 2004 8:54 am (#857 of 2004)

Hello all and welcome to the forum.

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Molly Weasly Wannabe - May 6, 2004 9:04 am (#858 of 2004)

Welcome all the newcomers to the forums. Look forward to reading ya'lls theories and such.

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Ticker - May 6, 2004 12:20 pm (#859 of 2004)

<--Born in hatU, Chaz. I understand.

Mononoke - I visited your amazing country in 1990. I will never forget the beauty I saw there. Do you know of Dr. Apiwat Watanangura?

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Denise P. - May 6, 2004 4:20 pm (#860 of 2004)

Just a reminder, this thread is for people to introduce themselves. If you have a comment about it or a comment about an incorrectly placed comment, please take it over to the Chat thread.

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Sarah Shrub - May 7, 2004 6:42 am (#861 of 2004)

Hello!

My HP-name is Sarah Shrub. Because I'm short, stubborn, and like plants like heather and junipers. I use that name on
another fan site also. I from Sweden, 27 years old and married. I have no children. In HP world I would probably be in Ravenclaw, but also admire Hufflepuff a lot, but that "understanding" would come later. Subjects I would like are arithmacy, anciet runes and herbology.

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scully jones - May 7, 2004 6:01 pm (#862 of 2004)

Welcome! Another Sarah! We seem to have so many, myself, S.E. Jones, Virgoddess, and a few others besides.

Sarah

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heidi tandy - May 8, 2004 8:31 am (#863 of 2004)

Hi - I'm Heidi - you may've seen me around as an editor at Leaky Cauldron, as an admin for FictionAlley, as an organizer for Nimbus - 2003 or a volunteer for The Witching Hour (Salem in October, 2005), or one of the planners for POA IMAX NYC. I've been a longtime friend of Steve's - we started on HPfGU together in the spring of 2000 - and it's great to be here on the Lexicon's forums!

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Prefect Marcus - May 8, 2004 12:27 pm (#864 of 2004)

Don't feel shy, Heidi. We love to meet people who are just discovering Harry Potter! *snort* ;-D

Nice to see you. I'm looking forward to your inputs on the threads.

Marcus

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vball man - May 8, 2004 7:34 pm (#865 of 2004)

today's my birthday, so Happy Birthday to me!

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scully jones - May 8, 2004 7:50 pm (#866 of 2004)

Today's YOUR birthday? Today is my Jimmie's birthday too!!! Yay!!!

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Kip Carter - May 8, 2004 8:45 pm (#867 of 2004)

This thread was established for New Members to tell about themselves, not for chat-type posts. There seems to be a lot of that type going on here lately. You should use the thread -- Chat and Greeting Thread for Members.

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Rachelle - May 8, 2004 11:10 pm (#868 of 2004)

Hello. I'm Rachelle, as the name says. I go by a number of other names in the fandom, so I thought I'd do something really strange and use my real name for once. Anyway, I've been a fan of HP since May of 2000, and I started in the fandom a few months after that. I was on the Warner Brothers site just after it went online, and have since joined other forums. I got to go to the Nimbus 2003, and I'm a volunteer on the Witching Hour. I also spend way too much time reading/writing fic. Apparently I'm only 54% obsessed with HP, though.

For non-HP bio...I'm 19, a resident of Arizona, in the U.S. I go to the University of Arizona, majoring in Creative Writing and German Studies and minoring in Journalism. I read and write a lot. I also have an awful habit of rambling for ages if I don't catch myself in time. I'm also rather sarcastic, though I try to curb that online, where it's hard to tell whether or not I mean to be offensive; I almost never do. I'm very obvious when I want to be offensive, but I don't expect that to even be an issue, as it's only happened once in the fandom. Well, there was the one time I told a guy he reminded me a lot of Percy Weasley...I suppose that could count ^_^ Mostly I just want to crack a joke and make people laugh.

So, I'll probably do what I normally do; lurk indefinitely before actually posting anything.

That's all.

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Padfoot - May 10, 2004 7:49 am (#869 of 2004)

Welcome all new members!

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Catherine - May 12, 2004 3:45 pm (#870 of 2004)
Edited May 12, 2004 4:49 pm

I think I introduced myself back in October, but I've never chatted much, so I'm doing it again before I start !

I didn't have too much time then, as I was in a frenzy trying to prepare to make a fool of myself on a tv game show--I went on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" I did ok, and it was super fun, and as long as I don't watch the broadcast, I can live with myself without cringing.

I'm a full-time mom to two girls here in North Carolina and wife to a chemistry professor. He just got tenure, so we're in a celebratory mood in general. We also have two Shih-Tzus with literary names--Phoebe and Daisy. Phoebe is named after Phoebe Caulfield in "The Catcher in the Rye," and Daisy is named after Daisy Buchanan in "The Great Gatsby." (NOTE: I know that those titles should be underlined, but I am computer-challenged, and am still learning how to do things here). In addition, I am proud to say that I have just been approved as a "Shih Tzu Rescue" foster home, so we'll see how it goes.

I have a graduate degree in Literature, and was VERY skeptical about reading anything to do with Harry Potter. Unfortunately, I am SO hooked, and am in a frenzy waiting for the sixth book. My husband is very understanding, and has joined in the PoA movie countdown with me and my oldest daughter. PoA is my favorite book so far, so hopefully the movie will rise to the occasion.

I mention this last bit a bit hesitantly, but with the intent of reaching out to anyone else who has experienced this: our oldest child has epilepsy and, if that wasn't enough, also has an "autistic spectrum" diagnosis called "Semantic-Pragmatic Syndrome." She's just as obsessed with Harry Potter as I am, and the books help me show her what idioms mean, and how words can mean several different things at once.

The only other "big" thing I would mention is that we TOTALLY renovated our home--gutted it and started over, so I can completely sympathize with all of the real estate trauma I've been reading about in the Chat section. Help and therapy will always be given by me to those who ask for it, especially if it involves real estate, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, painters, and bailing the said individuals out of jail.

I love this forum, and I appreciate all the hard work that goes into keeping it as great as it is. Thanks!

EDIT: the picture is of our puppy, Daisy, doing the "clueless" bit in the pansies. I picked it because it makes me laugh whenever I see it. Sometimes, you really need a good laugh....

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Kieran Burke - May 15, 2004 4:09 am (#871 of 2004)

Hey, I'm Kieran. And no I don't really look like this!!! I love the Harry Potter books even if I've so far been disappointed by the films. I'm 18 and I live in south England near Brighton. Please please please read my 'Draco and the Hogwarts Motto' page, its under New and Unapproved bit. I'm really interesting to see what people think. Hope to get to know you all very well, I've read alot of the forum's messages and I like the people already! Even if I haven't spoken to them yet!!!

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Chris. - May 15, 2004 6:28 am (#872 of 2004)

Welcome to the Forum, Kieran. I'll take a look at the discussion you have started.

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Kieran Burke - May 15, 2004 8:29 am (#873 of 2004)

Thanks but its been proven wrong already! I feel really stupid now! Ah well, can't blame me for trying hehe

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Chris. - May 15, 2004 9:13 am (#874 of 2004)

Ah, don't feel like that.

Use the 'Search' feature on the Forum, that you can find in the teal toolbar.

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Wembricken - May 15, 2004 9:35 am (#875 of 2004)

Well, where to start . . . I'm 17 years old and live on a small peninsula in Washington, United States. I came to start reading the Harry Potter books shortly after the release of the PoA and have yet to lose my love for them. Personally, I've found the movies to be awesome so far, especially considering all of the strange and outrageous details that filmmakers had to put in.

As for my life, I'm the youngest of two siblings. I've got one dog named Sandy, a black and white mutt who is now four years old. Interestingly, we originally named her Shandy (because she hasn't got a sandy-colored hair on her), but when my mom attempted to say 'Shandy sit' it came out rather wrong. Needless to say, we quickly changed her name. My hobbies include reading, writing, acting, and participating in a search and rescue group in our area. As of now, and it's bound to change, I plan on getting my Masters in history and a minor in archaeology and/or anthropology.

Glad to finally be joining this forum. I've read through the Harry Potter Lexicon several times in the past few years, but this is the first time I've ever thought to join the forum.

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mike miller - May 15, 2004 1:22 pm (#876 of 2004)

Welcome to all newcomers to the Forum!

Wembricken - What town? I grew up in Washington many years ago and still have family and friends there. Family in Everett, Wenatchee and Ephrata and friends in Kent/Federal Way. I have been fishing form salmon many times out of Sekiu.

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Wembricken - May 15, 2004 4:55 pm (#877 of 2004)

Silverdale, just across the Puget Sound from Seattle.

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Ozymandias - May 15, 2004 8:59 pm (#878 of 2004)

Welcome everyone!

(I've been here less than a month. Am I allowed to be welcoming people yet?)

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Marè - May 16, 2004 12:42 pm (#879 of 2004)

Well... according to rule nr. 34 subparagraph y....

Off course you are!

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Aussie Weasley - May 17, 2004 2:12 am (#880 of 2004)

Hi I am a 38 year old Maths and Science Teacher from a place called Ballarat which is about 100 km from Melbourne Australia. I have two small children so I only work very part time at the moment (I am also completing a Masters Degree). My real name is Kathy and I am unhealthily fixated on all things Potter:)

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scully jones - May 17, 2004 6:11 am (#881 of 2004)

Welcome everybody! Feel free to join us on the chat discussion thread!

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Padfoot - May 17, 2004 7:44 am (#882 of 2004)

Welcome new Forum members! I realized today that I have only been on this forum for 2 1/2 months. Yet I feel I've been here for a long time. So Ozymandias, you aren't the only one who feels this way.

Wembricken, I lived in Redmond for 6 years. I miss that area, especially the water.

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Sinister Kittens - May 17, 2004 10:37 am (#883 of 2004)

Hello to all new members!

Kieran - where abouts do you live? I'm from Portsmouth.

PS - love the Kitten!

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The giant squid - May 17, 2004 2:31 pm (#884 of 2004)

Aussie Weasley: Welcome, and don't worry--there's no such thing as an unhealthy fixation when it comes to Harry Potter. Wink

--Mike

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Wembricken - May 17, 2004 2:33 pm (#885 of 2004)

That's one of my favorite things about western Washington, the water. That and the weather. Much as some people complain about it, I really love the rain around here. Wink

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Laurelin - May 19, 2004 9:34 am (#886 of 2004)

Hello, I am a not exactly new to the forum, but except for at the old Worldcrossing I never really got around to post, so I guess that makes me a Newbie still... I tend to read the threads more than I post but I plan to be a little more active in the future so I guess I should introduce myself: Well, I am in my twenties, a student of history and french at a german University and a Tolkienite.... and I really like HP (why else would I be here?!) Not much more to say about me, really, pleased to be able to post here though... took me a while to figure that out....

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Eridanis Elysia Aquila-Black - May 21, 2004 6:16 am (#887 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Denise P. May 21, 2004 7:52 pm

Hello All and Good Morn'! My name is Ceit Madison Sheliak and I am an avid Harry Potter fan, both of the books and the movies.

If you have any questions about me, let me know by sending a post to [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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Padfoot - May 21, 2004 8:30 am (#888 of 2004)

Welcome new forum members. Have fun! Hi

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icthestrals - May 21, 2004 8:36 am (#889 of 2004)

Hello and welcome new members. Check out Potty HQ and join the Potties!!

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Dumbledore - May 21, 2004 11:31 am (#890 of 2004)

Hello! I'm 12 years old and a new member of the Forum! I live on Long Island and enjoy playing piano and reading, especially Harry Potter. I'm delighted to be able to share my thoughts with you all!

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boop - May 21, 2004 7:17 pm (#891 of 2004)

Welcome All new members. Have fun, and share your idea's we love hearing new ones. Hey if you get the chance stop by the chat room and say hello.

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Central Scrutinizer - May 22, 2004 9:26 am (#892 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Denise P. May 22, 2004 10:35 am

Greetings All!

My real name is Brandon, from Minnesota, USA, late of Pablo Fanques Fair, what a scene! I was first introduced to Harry Potter when my mother asked for the boxed set of the first four books for Christmas. Honestly, I thought she was nuts!

Later, my Sweetie's two boys coerced me into watching the first movie with them. Again, the draw escaped me - especially after the explanation for Lord - Thingy's defeat turned out to be love. Cringe-worthy at the time, as I had expected something much more arcane than that.



Yet the journey obviously didn't finish there. After the hubbub surrounding OotP, and the boys' unbridled enthusiasm for it, I began to read PS/SS. It was soon over. Five days later I had read all the books through OotP, and since then re-read them at least four times. Unless I am very much mistaken, I'll be a junkie for the next two books, as well.

I am 32 years of age and work as a lead computer weenie at a major company. My pug, Archie, inhabits my lap most of the time. I have never joined a forum or chat room before, although I have been on Usenet for more than ten years.

I probably won't be a prolific contributor to the forums (contradicted by my now long-winded introduction), yet I hope to add something useful somewhere.

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Emily - May 22, 2004 11:16 am (#893 of 2004)

Welcome everybody!

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boop - May 22, 2004 2:59 pm (#894 of 2004)

Brandon, welcome to the forum. Have a look around, there are alot of interesting threads. We look forward to hearing what ideas you have to share. Enjoy yourself here, everyone is very friendly and you will feel like home here. If you get the chance stop by the chat room some evening so we call talk.

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Mickal555 - May 25, 2004 3:13 am (#895 of 2004)
Edited May 25, 2004 4:28 am

Hello I am michael I am 13 and am from australia the times on my posts are very funny like 3:20am any way I am intersted in Astronomy Photography and Harry potter

I was first intoduced at 10 my dad was on the internet and he said ohh look these books are realy populer you would like them and I through naaa its stupid boing (I was neaver into fanticy and through the tilte was stuped). I read the first line after my dad brought it and was even more put off but then halfway into the seccond chapter (my mum was reading to my younger sisters and I wondered in) I said hmmm can I look at that I read The whole first book that night and have been hooked ever since.

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Kip Carter - May 25, 2004 5:08 am (#896 of 2004)
Edited May 25, 2004 6:36 am

Michael, welcome to the Harry Potter Lexicon Forum where we have a worldwide group of members. Yes, we have members in Australia; in fact one of our Hosts lives in Australia.

As to your statement of "...am from australia the times on my posts are very funny like 3:20am...," I have provided a link below for Sydney, Australia to allow you to see the clock in your area. If you live in another part of Australia, it could change. At present, being it is winter time in the Southern Hemisphere, you are not exxperiencing daylight savings time like we presently are using here being it is summer time in the United States and all Northern Hemisphere countries.

Time Zone: EST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) UTC/GMT+10 Time Link: "Sydney, New South Wales, Australia"

Our host computer, World Crossing (WX), is located in California and I have also provided a link to the clock used there. I do this because the time shown on your post is WX's computer time. As you can see, your time in Sydney is running seventeen (17) hours ahead of San Francisco time (our computer time). I hope that makes sense.

Time Zone: PDT (Pacific Daylight Savings Time) UTC/GMT-7 Time Link: "San Francisco, California, USA"

I live just outside of Columbia, South Carolina and my time here on the eastern coast of the United States is only 14 hours behind you.

Time Zone: EDT (Eastern Daylight Savings Time) UTC/GMT-4 Time Link: "Columbia, South Carolina, USA"

The time at Platform 9 3/4 of in our Harry Potter series is nine hours behind you.
Time Zone: BST (British Summer Time) UTC/GMT+1 Time Link: "London, England, United Kingdom"

The additional links above should add some fun for some of you.

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James Lawson - May 26, 2004 1:52 pm (#897 of 2004)

Hello, I've been a fan since about 2000, and I wrote a parody song after the first movie came out. I was able to record a solo unplugged version of the song recently and its available on my bands website. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] please check it out thanks

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fizzingwhizbees - May 28, 2004 8:20 pm (#898 of 2004)

Greetings everyone. I finally decided to join the forum after spending the past couple of years visiting the Lexicon website. I am from the U.S., and by the way, my sister might post sometimes under this name as well. I was saddened to see that the Dumbledore is the Giant Squid thread was cut off, but I must say now that I found it quite amusing and would completely back the theory.

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Magical Max - May 29, 2004 5:30 am (#899 of 2004)

Hello everyone. I am very excited to join my first forum.

I can hardly wait until POA hits the cinemas.

I work on the production floor for an company which makes Fire Control Systems. In my previous job, I was amused to see the large number of adults I noticed reading the Potter books on the train to and from work. Kudos to JKR for creating a series which appeals to all generations.

As to the idea that Dumbledore could be the giant squid. I remember JKR saying that for an Animagus, you don't choose your animal form, the animal you become depends on who and what you are. I never really thought of Dumbledore as sqiud-like in personality. If anything , I would expect him to transform into a lion or a dragon.

Besides, unless you were attacked by Death Eaters on the high sea, a squid form is not very practical.

On another subject.

I've been thinking about this recently, but has anyone considered the idea that Harry's Aunt Petunia might be a squib ?

1. She was insanely jealous of Lily for being so clever at magic ( a common trait amongst squibs eg. Filtch the caretaker)

2. She knew about Dementors from listening to James and Lily talking about them openly. I'm not sure if wizards would talk about magical creatures openly in Muggle households.

3. We know nothing about the Evans clan. If Petunia is a squib, she may have cut herself off from the rest of the family out of pure jealousy.

let me know what you think.

John

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megfox - May 29, 2004 5:49 am (#900 of 2004)

Welcome to the Forum, everyone! I hope that you enjoy all the Harry Potter-ness we have created here, and feel free you jump in with both feet!

John, check out the thread on Aunt Petunia, where we have talked about your ideas, and post away!

Cheers!

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haymoni - May 29, 2004 8:19 am (#901 of 2004)

Since I have posted on just about every thread on the Forum, I thought I'd better post here. I've read all of the postings in this thread (we were up to 998) and I'm so happy to meet all of you.

I am 38 years old and am married to a man that is in Harry Potter Denial. I have a son, soon to be 11, and a daughter, age 3 going on 30. We live in Northeast Ohio and are anxiously awaiting POA and Book 6.

Hello to everyone!

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tracie1976 - May 29, 2004 8:35 am (#902 of 2004)

Welcome to all the new members!!!

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Lillie Frog - May 30, 2004 3:54 pm (#903 of 2004)
Edited May 30, 2004 4:56 pm

Hello,

I've just joined this forum.

I'm not sure if I'm doing this right. Should I reply to this letter at the top or to the latest one?

Some of the threads here are huge! I'm scared of them.

Well I'll introduce myself and hope for the best.

I am Lillie Frog, or just Lillie, which was my name long before I picked up a Harry Potter book, and long before they were written. I've joined this forum because I have read and enjoyed the HP books and I am hoping to discuss the finer points thereof with like minded people.

So, hello to every one here, and if I learn to deal with the huge threads I'm sure you will hear from me again.

Bye bye from

Lillie Frog.

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Tomoé - May 31, 2004 7:32 am (#904 of 2004)

Welcome to all new members ... and ... er ... haymoni too I suppose ... (even if I don't consider you as a new member anymore).

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Leprechaun Jack - May 31, 2004 5:50 pm (#905 of 2004)

I just put my pic up and wanted to know how it looked.

Comments anyone

Jack

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Marè - Jun 1, 2004 1:04 am (#906 of 2004)
Edited Jun 1, 2004 2:08 am

Hello Lillie Frog,

Welcome to the forum.

I'm not sure if I'm doing this right. Should I reply to this letter at the top or to the latest one?

Some of the threads here are huge! I'm scared of them.

No matter to what post (or letter) you reply to, your answer will always end up at the bottom of the thread.
So if you reply to a post in the middle of one of these huge threads, make sure that, in your answer, you add the number of the post, or part of the text you are talking about.

And yes the threads are huge! Be sure to look around a bit, choose some of the smaller one's first. Read some of the archived threads (way below in this forum) they don't grow anymore, so you can take all the time you need for them. Or choose 2 or 3 threads, which interests you most, and start reading them. Don't worry, this forum may be big it also isn't going anywhere (well sometimes when the host-system is down, we are temporarily absent) so you have all the time.
We look forward to hear from you!

PS nice pic, Jack, you look positively happy!

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Padfoot - Jun 1, 2004 8:19 am (#907 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Jun 1, 2004 9:20 am

Welcome all new forum members! Have fun looking around. Some of the threads do get rather large. Don't let that intimidate you. As Marè said, this forum may be big it also isn't going anywhere.

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Liz - Jun 1, 2004 4:28 pm (#908 of 2004)

Hey I'm new hope you see more of me.

Beth

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justme - Jun 3, 2004 8:41 am (#909 of 2004)

Just joined the forum in the past few days. I have been reading the posts for a while, and decided to post my thoughts as well.

I am a Male, 29 years old, in Tennessee, USA.

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icthestrals - Jun 3, 2004 10:28 am (#910 of 2004)

Welcome new members!

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Nolan Keck - Jun 3, 2004 1:34 pm (#911 of 2004)

Hi all,

I'm Nolan Keck, 28 years old, Indianapolis, IN.. Just got into Harry Potter, read books 3-5, really enjoyed them! If I was sorted into a house at Hogwarts, it would probably be Ravenclaw..

Nolan Keck

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Padfoot - Jun 3, 2004 1:37 pm (#912 of 2004)

I've noticed a lot of new members posting recently. Welcome everybody. Welcome

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Marè - Jun 3, 2004 1:38 pm (#913 of 2004)
Edited Jun 3, 2004 2:38 pm

Hi Nolan,

Welcome to the forum....
You still have to read books 1 and 2? :Gasp!:

Just joking, really.. I do hope you don't mind that you will run across some spoilers for those two then, because there isn't a single word from all the five books and the two charity books and the movies and the cards and the site and you get the idea, that isn't discussed on this forum...

Enjoy!

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boop - Jun 3, 2004 5:34 pm (#914 of 2004)

Welcome all new forum members. Enjoy yourself here. We look forward to hearing new ideas. If you get the chance come into the chat room so we can talk.

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draco all the way - Jun 4, 2004 8:30 am (#915 of 2004)

Welcome everyone!

Hee hee, I've always wanted to post that! I think I'm still on Newbie status though. I am awaiting to be upgraded though. Hint Hint...

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Kevin Corbett - Jun 5, 2004 3:21 am (#916 of 2004)

Well, my name's Kevin Corbett. I'm 19, and I'll be 20 in July. I always thought that the Harry Potter series would be sort of lame, but it really wasn't, and now I really enjoy it indeed. I was so skeptical for such a long time because I'm really into literature (mostly poetry), like Shakespeare and Pope and Robert Browning, so I had a little case of the uppidies.

Anyhow, I live in southwest Michigan during the summer and go to Grand Valley State University outside of Grand Rapids during the rest of the year. I've got four other siblings, of which I am the oldest, and my dad. My mom died last year, and quite out of nowhere to tell the truth. She had a terrible muscular disease called fibromylagia that kept her in nearly constant pain, and she had to take a lot of medicine for that and other problems. She even had this pump thingy in her back to help get the medicine (and hence the relief) to her more quickly and efficiently. I guess, like Luna with her mom, I really get quite sad about it sometimes, but it's not like I'll never see her again.

Anyway, after that whole thing (it was in April, truly the cruelest month), I read the HP books, and they cheered me up a bit, or at least gave me the feeling that there are others who have suffered loss. I'm pretty sure that I could see thestrals, and it makes me feel better knowing that there are other people who could too, if you know what I mean.

Anyway, on other, more cheerfull topics, I'm an English major (switched over from journalism) and plan to go into teaching (I've always wanted to be a writer, and I still intend to if I can, but teaching can keep the bills paid if that doesn't go so well). I've also developed, over the course of my first year in high school, a renewed love of certain video games, which I had thought were all mind-rotting garbage since I started high school. But they're not all that bad. Really.

That's about it I guess. See you all around.

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Leprechaun Jack - Jun 5, 2004 3:46 pm (#917 of 2004)
Edited Jun 5, 2004 4:47 pm

Welcome Kevin

Come and join us in the Chat and Greeting Thread for Members . You'll find there are alot of members here myself included who can "see thestrals" as it were.

Join a thread and let your ideas be known.

Jack

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megfox - Jun 7, 2004 9:50 am (#918 of 2004)
Edited Jun 7, 2004 10:50 am

Kevin -

I know we aren't supposed to have conversations here, but I wanted to respond directly to you, and I'm not sure if you would read the chat thread or not. I hope you read this. My mom also has fibromyalgia, and I know exactly what sort of things you have gone through. She is terminal within four to five years due to it. I would love to "talk" to you about it, if you feel like it. My email is public, just click on my picture or my name to see it. Hope that you enjoy our little family here!

Welcome everyone!

Cheers,
Meg

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Sherbie Lemon - Jun 7, 2004 6:13 pm (#919 of 2004)

Welcome, welcome! I'm sorry to hear about your mom, Kevin. Like you, I was also a little snooty when it came to reading HP. I'm an English major as well and if it wasn't written by Hemmingway, Poe, Hawthorne, or Steinback, I wouldn't touch it! Funny how we live to eat our words!

To all the ickle firsties, stop by the chat thread and post whatever's on your mind! It is a great place to ask for help, get support, or just have a good laugh!

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Bertha Jorkins - Jun 8, 2004 4:22 pm (#920 of 2004)

My name is Deresa. I am 42 years old. I am married and have been for 22 years. No children but we do have two adorable dogs that are a major part of my life. I heard alot about the Harry Potter books from people. Mostly bad so I decided before I could judge them I had to read one.

Boy was I hooked. I LOVE THEM.

I enjoy going to church, hanging out with family and friends and rubber stamping.

Hope I am doing this right. Well here goes I am sending it off.

Hope I am doing this right.

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Marie E. - Jun 8, 2004 6:24 pm (#921 of 2004)

Rubber stamping? Deresa, you should talk to our Madam Poppy. She's quite keen on the stamping.

Marie E.

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Anuradha - Jun 8, 2004 7:43 pm (#922 of 2004)

Hi everyone, Im Anuradha and Im new to this forum. I live in Chennai, India. Im 24yrs old, Im a software Engineer. I adore the Harry Potter books. I live with my parents and younger brother. My hobbies include reading and music. (Only listening..trust me, I have attempted to sing, but sounds like Trevor :-) Looking forward to my time here. Anuradha

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Jea&Darren - Jun 8, 2004 7:54 pm (#923 of 2004)
Edited Jun 8, 2004 8:55 pm

Hi,

Our names are Darren & Jeannene, we are married with 3 children, 2 girls ages 6 & 14 and one boy age 11. We got "hooked" by reading to them. We live in PA and are both in our 30's. We are new to this type of communication, but hopefully we be quick to figure out how to do this.

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Kip Carter - Jun 8, 2004 10:11 pm (#924 of 2004)

Welcome to each of our new members. Enjoy this Forum. We have a great family of friends who will try to answer any question that you may have.

Look the Forum over and read some of the threads that really interest you. If the icon beside the threads bother you, go to the teal tool bar towards the top of the Forum and have everything "Marked as Read!" Then the icon will only appear by those threads which have new posts (messages) since you last visited. Lately we have been averaging in excess of 260 new posts per day.

But most of all, try to find the happy medium of really enjoying the discussions and becoming a part of this excellent family who enjoy the Harry Potter world.

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draco all the way - Jun 9, 2004 1:01 am (#925 of 2004)
Edited Jun 9, 2004 2:07 am

Anuradha, I LIVE IN CHENNAI TOO! YAY! Hope to see you on the chat thread soon. And welcome to others as well. I just got carried away because of meeting a fellow Chennaite.

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Madam Poppy - Jun 9, 2004 7:17 am (#926 of 2004)

Welcome Bertha! We'll have to get together and stamp some time!

Poppy

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mike miller - Jun 9, 2004 8:02 am (#927 of 2004)

Welcome to all the new members to our Forum! Have a look around, please let us know what your thinking and don't forget the search function if there's been something BOTHERing you.

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Julia. - Jun 9, 2004 10:41 am (#928 of 2004)

Cute Mike, real cute. Welcome to all new members, we're glad to have you aboard! This is a really great discussion, so jump right in and try not to get overwhelmed.

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His Faithful Servent - Jun 9, 2004 3:56 pm (#929 of 2004)

Hello every one, I am His Faithful Servent, I have enjoyed reading the posts I have read so far, and look forward to reading the rest, this seeems like it is a great place.

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riquelme - Jun 9, 2004 11:11 pm (#930 of 2004)

Hi, I'm riquelme, though it's not my real name. I am a new member... again; I used to have the picture of a Gundam. I think it's because your subscription is closed after you've been inactive for many months. I was Newtype82 in that emergency forum back in December (?). Anyway, I'm glad to be back and I hope there's a lot to talk about. Though I don't feel that antsy since the fifth book did not end in a cliffhanger, but, anyways. Hi.

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tracie1976 - Jun 10, 2004 3:57 am (#931 of 2004)

Welcome to all the new members. Enjoy your stay

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librarian314 - Jun 10, 2004 4:57 am (#932 of 2004)

Greetings all!

Hope y'all have a wonderful day!

I've been reading the forum for a few months and finally decided to post.

A bit about myself...

I'm 35 years old, married for almost 12 years to a darling man, and the mom of a wonderful five year old girl. I'm an archival cataloguer for the government (U.S.) and I am a voracious reader (sci-fi, fantasy, historical (especially alternate history), and romance), avid vegetable gardener (my snowpeas are ready to pick!), seamstress, and fiber artists (spinner, weaver, dyer, crocheter, knitter (I knit to make socks). I also participate in a medieval recreation group most weekends.

Having studied literature in college and being a librarian, I've been vaguely aware of Harry Potter for a while. At first I didn't pay much attention as it was "children's literature". (I stopped reading most "children's" literature when I was about 13 or so. I spent most of my teen years reading the classics of sci-fi/fantasy (Heinlein, Le Guin, McCaffrey, McKillip, Lewis, L'Engle).) A few years ago my mother-in-law got the books and tried to get me to read them. I still resisted. This past Xmas she got the books for my husband and he devoured them. He then offered to read them aloud to me. (This is one of our regular family activities, even before we had kids.) I love to have him read to me, so I said yes. We spent the winter and part of the spring reading all five books; him reading and me spinning at my spinning wheel or drop spindle. It was great! I'm now a total addict.

This is some of the best literature I have ever read (my undergrad degree is in English literature, so I've read a lot)! The characterizations are believable, most of the characters are more than mere two-dimensional, cut-outs. The plot is complex without being obscure. She doesn't spring things on us out of the blue.

Anyways, I could keep gushing, but there are other places for that. ;-)

Looking forward to discussing things!

*michelle the librarian**

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Padfoot - Jun 10, 2004 7:55 am (#933 of 2004)

Welcome new forum members! Have fun on the forum. It's a lot of fun and very addicting.

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boop - Jun 10, 2004 10:39 am (#934 of 2004)

Welcome All new forum members. We look forward to hearing your idea's Don't be afraid to post, this is a very friendly forum. Hey check out the chat thread and the chat room too. The most important thing to remember is have lots of fun!!!!!

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Nellie - Jun 10, 2004 11:11 pm (#935 of 2004)

Hello. I'm new to posting on the web, so I hope this works OK. I have been reading this forum for a long time and love all the theories, so I thought I would sign up.

I'm an engineer living in the UK, and came to Harry Potter quite late, when GOF came out (I wondered what all the fuss was about) and now I'm hooked.

I was looking for a thread about Hedwig, but couldn't find one. I recently came across some information about a 1940s actress called Heddy Lamarr, whose original name was Hedwig Mandl. She was Austrian, married to a German scientist during the second world war. She left Germany when she became uncomfortable about the direction the leadership was taking and moved to the US, where she was a success in Hollywood. The most interesting thing is that she developed a system of securing communications systems between torpedoes and helped win the war. As Owls are used as communications in the magical world I wondered whether there was a connection, or perhaps it is my imagination running away with me.....

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S.E. Jones - Jun 11, 2004 12:24 am (#936 of 2004)

Welcome to all our new members! I hope you enjoy yourselves here, it's a great place to be and to share.

Newton, if you don't see a discussion on Hedwig then you can start one by clicking "Add Discussion" in the teal tool bar. Or maybe a thread that deals with where JKR might have gotten ideas for her characters, etc. When in doubt, do a Search, but if nothing comes up, feel free to start a thread. If a comment is better suited to a different thread, your post can always be redirected.....

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Chris. - Jun 11, 2004 6:40 am (#937 of 2004)

Welcome to the Forum, Newton.

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LoonyLovegood - Jun 11, 2004 9:03 am (#938 of 2004)

Hello to all lexicon members.

Been visiting this forum and the web site for a couple of years and think its about time to add some questions and contribute ideas now.

I'm 21 from the UK and have just finished studying and don't have a job yet.

Well here I am and look forward to discussing the future books with you all.

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Round Pink Spider - Jun 11, 2004 7:37 pm (#939 of 2004)
Edited Jun 11, 2004 8:39 pm

Greetings to you all! This is the best Harry Potter forum I've ever seen, and the first I would have considered participating in.

I'm a 42-year-old mother of six (yes, 6) from Minnesota, and like many of you I'm an English major. I picked up the Harry Potter books years ago, shortly before Goblet of Fire was published, and absolutely loved them. I've read all the books aloud to the rest of my family since. Recently, I've become the leader of a small (but growing) group of Harry Potter Sleuths, the Round Pink Spider team, and we've been delving into the secrets Madame Rowling has been hiding in the WORDING of the stories, instead of just in the stories! I'm really looking forward to joining in the discussions here!

(Just in case you were wondering -- J. K. Rowling uses round things, pink things, and spiders to mean that there are secrets lurking about, and we're trying to find the secrets!)

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Detail Seeker - Jun 12, 2004 11:15 am (#940 of 2004)

Welcome back, riquelme ! You have not been forgotten.

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Scarlet Seer - Jun 14, 2004 2:32 pm (#941 of 2004)

Hello, Harry Potter Lexicon members!

I began reading the Harry Potter books a bit late. I didn't start reading them until both the Philosopher’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets had been released and until it was only a few more months until the release of Prisoner of Azkaban. Since then, I've been crazy about the books and recently found your forum. I look foreword to reading all the theories on this site and posting some of my own. Hopefully, some of them will even be fulfilled!

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IR Waiting - Jun 15, 2004 6:42 am (#942 of 2004)

Hello, Lexicon members! I have been reading the posts over the last year and a half. It really amazes me how many different views the same information can generate. It great! I am 34 and from Pittsburgh, PA. My name is IR Waiting because I can't wait for the next movie or Book to come out. My urge for Harry Potter stuff will never be satisfied. I love it all. I finally got the courage up to post yesterday and may someday even take part in my first chat if I can figure out how.

Thank you again for this great forum. Ray

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mike miller - Jun 15, 2004 6:45 am (#943 of 2004)

Welcome all new Forum members! Please share your thoughts and ideas, we don't bite (hard). There are many topics to read and the search function can be very helpful.

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Erikson - Jun 15, 2004 12:11 pm (#944 of 2004)

Hello!!!It's good to be here!

I'm 14 years old and I live in Romania. I like all kinds of adventure books. It's great to see how many people of all ages like HP. I can't wait for PoA (it's going over here only on the 18th)

I have only one thing to say about you: NEVER CHANGE!!!

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Wannabemuggle - Jun 15, 2004 9:54 pm (#945 of 2004)

Heyhey! I am a long time user, first time poster! Its so good to finally be able to share opinions and theories! Mad pros to Steve and Kip! I love this site! I am such a nerd for admitting that but I don't care! OK, im 19 years old, I live in Sydney Australia, and I am a huge harry potter fan. I prefer the books (of course) and on friday nite im seeing PoA for the 5th time since its release here a week ago tomorrow. I know that might not sound like much to some of you fantastical members, but its alot to me, considering i hated the PoA the movie when i first saw it last Thursday. Kool, well, hi again, and goodbye, 'cause im off to post and read in some of the other threads. Toodles.

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Sir Tornado - Jun 16, 2004 2:53 am (#946 of 2004)

Hi,

I'm from Mumbau(India) and am a big Harry Potter fan. I'm 15, approaching 16 and mad about Cricket and crazier about Soccer.

Oh yeah, I also like to read-- anything I can lay my hands on. Currently it's "First among Equals" by Archer. I've been reading Lexicon and the Forum for a long time now and the one thing I can do well is answer any question from the 5 books

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rosi reef - Jun 16, 2004 3:07 am (#947 of 2004)

hello everbody! i'm a 27 year old female student from vienna, austria. just saw the films and then started reading the books a week ago. so i'm really new to all this, but already quite addicted! going mad while waiting for book 6 ;-) ciao rosi reef

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Ladybug220 - Jun 16, 2004 4:42 am (#948 of 2004)

Welcome, Welcome! Enjoy posting your thoughts and theories and don't forget to join us on the chat thread!

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Padfoot - Jun 16, 2004 6:59 am (#949 of 2004)

So many new members. Welcome! Have fun everyone. Hi Ya

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boop - Jun 16, 2004 1:22 pm (#950 of 2004)

Welcome all new Forum Members, We look forward to hearing your own thoughts and ideas. This is a very friendly forum!!!!! Please enjoy yourselves here.. When you get the chance stop by the chat room and and say hello. We look forward to talking to new members and getting to know you.

Ray wow you are not that far from where I live, its about 3 hours. I live in Bellefonte Pennsylvania. We just had a get together here and too bad you could have come. Well we will have more so maybe next time.

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Ginevra - Jun 16, 2004 7:38 pm (#951 of 2004)

Hello all! I've been lurking for a bit and decided it was time to join the forum. I'm a 19 yr. old female student from Sacramento, California. While Ginny is not my favorite character, ever since I read J.K. Rowling.com I've really liked the name Ginevra. Anyway, I look forward to getting to know everyone.

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Casey - Jun 17, 2004 9:33 am (#952 of 2004) Reply
Edited by Jun 17, 2004 10:39 am

Hi, my name is Casey (hence my username). I decided the join the forum after reading some of the posts. There are some things I just have to speak my mind on. I am a Harry Potter addict as of about four years ago, I believe. If I were in the wizarding world, I would have to become an honorary Weasley because I love that family so much. There ya go. That's me. Nice to meet everybody.

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mike miller - Jun 17, 2004 9:52 am (#953 of 2004)

Welcome Ginevra and Casey! Have a look around, there are lots of interesting ideas out there. Looking forward to hearing what you think about the topics we're discussing.

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Sir Tornado - Jun 17, 2004 12:18 pm (#954 of 2004)

Yeah, Welcome all!

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Neldoreth - Jun 21, 2004 4:03 am (#955 of 2004)

hello there! i'm very glad to join your forum. a short presentation of myself before getting to the fan-experience: i'm 25, studying german in Strasbourg (France).

I've discovered Harry Potter while i was in germany back in 2001, when first film opened. I had actually read the three first books before i went to watch the movie and i remember sitting in the theater, quite trembling of expectation and eager to see how this great story was being bought on screen. and i was hooked from the first mysterious notes of the wonderful music of John Williams! Actually, when i decided to read the book, i had absolutely no idea what was all the fuss about Harry Potter: the year before (if i remember well?), Book 4 had been published and i vaguely remembered some tv-news about the crazyness of some fans, sleeping in front of the bookshop etc... i really thought to myself: thats weird! Back then, i ignored all the benefits and happiness of being a geek!

So i decided to borrow a copy of HP in the public library but problem: there was only the Prisoner of Azkaban available. So i read this book first (before HP1 and HP2 : arghhhh). Of course, i was quite lost, but thanks to JKR's method of beginning every book with detailled explanations, i understood enough to enjoy the book and dashed to the public library after that to get the first books, which were finally available! These were exciting days... well, after that, i really got hooked to the book, bought of course the four books in english and read them all again! i have to say that at the same time, i got hooked to another novel: Lord of the Rings. Since these months of 2001/2002, my life has quite changed! after that, i eagerly waited for Film 2 and Book 5. In the waiting, i went around the web to try and find some good fansites... it has been a long time, i must have looked very bad because i only stumbled upon this excellent site only last week, thanks to the Floo Network Page! now, i'm here, i've enjoyed Film 3 and book 5, and am eagerly waiting for the next harry-Potter-events! wow, that was quite long, i hope its ok for a first post!

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septentrion - Jun 22, 2004 1:36 am (#956 of 2004)

Hi Neldoreth ! nice to see another French on the forum ! You live in a very nice town and I cross my fingers for your job research (I know what I'm spealing of because I work for the employement agency). I'd just say you, before a host does, use proper capitalization (majuscules) in your post (I and not i) because it's a very international forum here and it helps to understand.
Have fun with all of us, as well as all the new members of this forum !

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Neldoreth - Jun 22, 2004 1:54 am (#957 of 2004)

thank you septentrion! nice to meet another french here (are there many others or are we a "happy few"?) I will try to write the "I" properly, its a bad habit from netspeaking it seems... I saw you posted also on the message-board "meeting in europe" etc, i think it doesnt belong here, but we may hear von each other soon!

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septentrion - Jun 22, 2004 2:16 am (#958 of 2004)

There's another french here : Essidji but as she got a job recently, she doesn't have time to post so often. BTW she's living between Epinal and Nancy. You can join in the chat/greating thread for members too, you'll know the people fere better.

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strix - Jun 22, 2004 11:20 am (#959 of 2004)

Hi everyone!

After only reading the forum for about half a year, I decided it might be time to join the posting. I'm German, female, 46 years old. And since I'm currently unemployed, I have lots of time to run up astronomical internet bills. I have no kids of my own, but I did introduce my nephew to the Potterverse, and I hope his little sister will join the fold, too, in the near future.

That's all for now.

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Ladybug220 - Jun 22, 2004 11:48 am (#960 of 2004)

Welcome strix! Where in Germany do you reside?

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strix - Jun 22, 2004 11:52 am (#961 of 2004)

Hi Ladybug!

I live in Munich, which everyone only ever remembers for the Oktoberfest and the beer!

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Ladybug220 - Jun 22, 2004 12:15 pm (#962 of 2004)

Hmm...if I remember correctly there is a really cool glockenspiel (and i know that I seriously misspelled that) and it is a pretty city. It's been 5 years since I have been there but I really liked it.

Well, I shouldn't be chatting here so I will stop. Come on over to the Chat thread and talk with everyone.

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TMM - Jun 24, 2004 5:07 pm (#963 of 2004)

Hello All:

I am a 43, well almost 44 year old male currently living in Albany, New York. I have been a Harry Potter fan for many years. I started browsing the Lexicon a year or so ago and most recently have become very interested in the forum. There are so many great ideas and theories here, it is hard to know where to start, but it should be fun. Hopefully, I will be able to add something of value.

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boop - Jun 25, 2004 3:55 am (#964 of 2004)

TMM, Welcome to the best site out there. We are a very friendly group of people. So if you just having a bad day or a great day, there is alway someone to put a smile on your face!!!! We love to hear your thoughts. Feel free to share all you want. Check out the chat thread and the chat room some evening. There is always some is there. Most of all TMM have lots of fun.

hugs Always

Betty

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Kevin Griffin - Jun 25, 2004 5:26 am (#965 of 2004)

Hello to all.

I am 28, married with our first child due in november. I live in Warner Robins, Georgia. I am going to school for my airline transport license. I currently have a commercial pilots license. I just read for the first time the HP books...I LOVED them so much ive reread them all. I look forward to talking with all of you.

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anbigin - Jun 25, 2004 5:42 am (#966 of 2004)
Edited Jun 25, 2004 6:45 am

*phew* I finally made it back!! I introduced myself on the old "Tell about yourself" thread but that was almost a year and a half ago and since I don't really contribute much in terms of the written word just to the joy and laughter from reading these threads, I thought I'd introduce myself once more just for the heck of it (oh and in case anyone was wondering I tend to make really long run-ons and am long winded thanks to my mum;))

But any ways, I've been an HP fan for something like 5 and half years. I'm a 21 year old Senior at Florida State University majoring in Biochemistry with ambitions of curing Alzheimer's Disease. I love music and playing instruments, reading, reading, crafts n' stuff, reading, life, sangrias, reading, and being silly once in a while:) I'm not a big fan of the HP movies and I'm in remission from my recent detox resulting from an overdose in reading too much Harry Potter - i.e. I'm in Greece for the summer visiting the grandparents and I wasn't able to bring my books with me *sob*

Any ways, now that I've fully annoyed people with my long-windedness I'll say toodles and pass on the spotlight to the next person brave enough to post on this great forum!! -Peace to you all

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icthestrals - Jun 25, 2004 5:50 am (#967 of 2004)
Edited Jun 25, 2004 6:50 am

Hey anbigin, I live in Monticello, Fl and work in Tallahassee! Hello neighbor!!

Welcome back to the forum. And welcome to you to Kevin Griffin.

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boop - Jun 25, 2004 6:27 am (#968 of 2004)

Kevin welcome enjoy yourself here. Congratulations to you and your wife on becoming parents soon. Check out the theards. I am sure you will find some that you want to give your thoughts on. Keep us posted on how your wife is doing, check out the chat thread.

anbigin, welcome back, we missed you. Enjoy your vacation!!

Hugs Always

Betty

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Miriam Snyder - Jun 25, 2004 7:47 pm (#969 of 2004)

I've been reading/doing research in the Lexicon for awhile, and just now realized that there is a forum. Anyhow, elsewhere on the net/in the fandom, I am known as Mimiheart. I am a stay at home mother of two, and I read and write fanfic, in my spare time. I'm going to go poking around the rest of the forums now.

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Denise P. - Jun 25, 2004 7:53 pm (#970 of 2004)

Welcome all!

Mimi, nice sling! I like the color. I had a fleece pouch for my youngest daughter but lost it over Christmas

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Makgraf - Jun 26, 2004 11:15 am (#971 of 2004)

Hey guys, Well used to post here before I went off to university but I stopped during the year. Now that it's summer time, I'm back on the forum Smile

I'm a 19 year old Canadian HP fan who is musing the drive to Ottawa to go the convention this year.

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Detail Seeker - Jun 26, 2004 12:32 pm (#972 of 2004)

Welcome back, Makgraf !
You were missed.

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Ff3girl - Jun 26, 2004 3:47 pm (#973 of 2004)
Edited Jun 26, 2004 4:53 pm

Hello, all! My name's Sarah... just like half of the women I know.. *sigh*

I'm 19, and I'm going to start my junior year at the University of Northern Colorado in the fall. I'm getting a degree in "Interdisciplicary Liberal Arts" to be an elementary school teacher.

This is kind of embarassing to say, but I've actually been reading the forum for about a year now, but didn't start posting on it until about two weeks ago. (When I jokingly posted an idea about Snape being a bunny animagus.. that didn't take well ^_^) And now I'm kind of wondering how many other people there are who just read the posts.

Is there anybody else here from Colorado or UNC? That would be so awesome if I could meet somebody here who has the same obsessive interests as me... but I guess people who are this crazy about HP don't come around very often, do they?

I'm also a Spanish student, and reading the Harry Potter books in Spanish has been such a help! Of course, I usually have to look up a word on every page or two, but... Anybody else enjoying reading the Spanish versions? I was little bit disturbed by one of the changes in "Chamber of Secrets." Instead of saying "You would've done well in Slytherin", the sorting has says "You should've been in Slytherin!!" eek! Anyway...

Anyway, I just thought I should get to know some of the people I'm here reading and discussing with.

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mike miller - Jun 26, 2004 5:59 pm (#974 of 2004)

Welcome to all new members. My we are truly a global group! So many new members in Europe, I'm confident that at least one European gathering will take place. Everyone, have fun looking around and let us all know what you think about the little details we turn into major plot devices!

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Sara Evans - Jun 27, 2004 10:26 am (#975 of 2004)

Hi my name is Sara, er like my user name which isn't very original or HarryPotter-ish, sorry. Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself, I'm 18, currently not doing anything whatsoever because I've just finished my A-levels. So I've had lots of time to read my favourite books (Harry Potter) time and time again! Should be going to university in September (hopefully anyway!) to study French and linguistics. Anyway, I look forward to discussing all the theories about the up-coming books with you. Sara xxx

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Neldoreth - Jun 27, 2004 10:45 am (#976 of 2004)

welcome sara! Congratulations on your A-Levels (is it like the baccalauréat in France?) I wish you much fun with french-study and on this excellent forum!

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haymoni - Jun 27, 2004 10:48 am (#977 of 2004)

Sara - anyone with the last name Evans is Harry Potter enough for me!

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tracie1976 - Jun 27, 2004 11:07 am (#978 of 2004)

Welcome to all the new members!!!

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Kerstin - Jun 27, 2004 12:24 pm (#979 of 2004)

Hello everyone. My name is Kerstin, I'm 38, female and live in Aachen, Germany. I've been reading on this forum for a while and I made a few posts, so maybe I'm a bit late for this but I think I should, so, here I am.

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Detail Seeker - Jun 27, 2004 1:43 pm (#980 of 2004)

Herzlich willkommen, Kerstin - und viel Spaß hier im Forum ! Well, let´s turn back to english again...

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Neldoreth - Jun 27, 2004 2:07 pm (#981 of 2004)

yeah kerstin! Welcome! I'm pretty sure you're one of the members the nearest to me with Septentrion (she's in paris, I'm in Strasbourg, aachen isnt far from Elsass!) So enjoy our merry discussions!

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Audra Joy - Jun 28, 2004 11:16 am (#982 of 2004)

Hello everyone, I have been reading here for a while, and joined about a month ago. I've just never had time to post, when I do get to come here I spend my time reading everything it is a little overwhelming! I am a stay at home mom of two energetic children. We live in the Gulf Coast of Texas and try to spend as much time outside as possible, so when I am not reading the books or the Lex I am with them. I really want to send congratulations for being the site of the month on JK's site. I hope to be talking to everyone soon!

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spug - Jun 28, 2004 5:05 pm (#983 of 2004)

Hey everyone I just joined a couple of hours ago and this is my first post Smile. I've been reading the forums for a couple of weeks, and wasn't planning on joining, but I couldn't wait to get into some of the debates! I love HP and can't wait to discuss the books with fellow obsessors (if that's a word) Wink. I hope to talk to everyone soon!

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Spooky - Jun 28, 2004 5:12 pm (#984 of 2004)

Good Evening! 48 year old male. Militant reader/collector. Recent convert to Harry Potter fiction. Numerous bits of innuendo mixed with subtle nuance. Lingering glance at the audience. Brief shy touch to loose curl on forehead. Quick study of notes. A swirl of cape . . . sliding down the hidden chute and off on the hydrofoil before anyone realizes what has happened.

So how're the rest of you doing?

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Slytherin Sweetie - Jun 28, 2004 8:03 pm (#985 of 2004)

Hi Ho! Slytherin Sweetie (aka Ginger) here with a big "Nice to Meet Ya!" Oliver (the Rat Terrier to the left), Francine (the Boston Pug mix on my lap) and I live in the ever sunny Texas Panhandle. Amarillo to be exact. The worlds biggest truck stop. Where the people are friendly and the hair is big (not mine... mine is actually rather Snapeish except for the Greasies). I've been reading the lex for quite a while now, but have yet to really get into the posting... but the more I read the more I want to contribute... so here I am HP Lexicon... ready to take on the world!!! Looking forward to hearing more theory and speculation from this group of Potter Genius! So until next my witch and wizard friends...

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septentrion - Jun 29, 2004 3:28 am (#986 of 2004)

Nah Neldoreth, I'm not in Paris but in Northern France, so I'm still nearer Aachen than you think.

welcome to our new forumers, have fun !

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Wheezy - Jun 29, 2004 8:24 am (#987 of 2004)

Hey y'all! (I know that is such a "southern thing" to say but I couldn't resist) My name is Stephanie, 19, and I live in Pinson, Alabama. I've been reading here on the forum for a while now and I just registered a few days ago. I love to read Harry Potter whenever I get the free time. Hopefully I'll get to read some more this summer since I don't have to worry about any school work until I start my college courses in a couple of months. This is the most interesting forum I've ever been to. It's so thorough and enjoyable! I'm really glad that I found it.

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Ladybug220 - Jun 29, 2004 9:29 am (#988 of 2004)

Welcome Wheezy! I am in Birmingham myself and it is nice to have another one from Alabama on the board!

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Aqua Vite - Jun 29, 2004 9:17 pm (#989 of 2004)

Hello everyone. (I apologize in advance for any mistakes I may make regarding posting messages. I've never done anything like this before and am learning as I go.) Well, my name is Kristina and I am a collge student in Kansas (no, I do not know Dorothy or Toto, so please don't ask), and above all I am a Harry Potter aficionado. I am quite excited to begin posting my thoughts and ideas, some of which many of you have already begun to develop. And with all that said, I'm off to post.

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Mark Bennett - Jun 30, 2004 1:38 pm (#990 of 2004)

My name is Mark Bennett. I am a 50 year old male, married with 2 children from Russellville, KY. I enjoy reading the Harry Potter books and have read each one multiple times. I am afraid that my family thinks that I am bonkers on the topic.

I also enjoy Bird Watching, Gardening, nature study, and Lord of the Rings as well as movies and traveling (if only I could afford to really travel).

I "joined" this forum on June 30, 2004 after finding the link on JK Rowlings site. I had been here before, but decided to spend more time on this visit.

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Denise P. - Jun 30, 2004 2:03 pm (#991 of 2004)

Welcome Mark! I am near you, I am close to Hopkinsville. We are almost neighbors

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wormsé - Jun 30, 2004 2:30 pm (#992 of 2004)

Hi Mark! I live in Kentucky too, though further north. And welcome to all new members; have fun posting!

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anbigin - Jun 30, 2004 2:36 pm (#993 of 2004)

Hello all new peps!

Kristina, that's a great name ... while I was growing up everyone pronounced my name in so many different ways that Kristina ended up being my favorite version (my name's Katerina).

Sorry, icthestrals that I didn't respond sooner as I am ALWAYS happy to meet Harry Potter fans from Florida and especially when they're so near me:)

Welcome fellow bird watcher, Mr. Bennett:) I'm just a novice at it and in fact could be called a pre-novice even (hehehe) but I still like to see others out there who like it too.

Denise, I am in LOVE with the fuzzies (i.e. your hamsters) they are so cute and cuddly *tear - for their cuteness*

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Denise P. - Jun 30, 2004 2:41 pm (#994 of 2004)
Edited Jun 30, 2004 3:42 pm

Thanks anbigin but :::looks left, then right::::Shhhh! They are guinea pigs, not hamsters

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Padfoot - Jun 30, 2004 4:04 pm (#995 of 2004)

Welcome all new members! Enjoy and have fun, we all do.

Ff3girl, I live in Denver, so not too far away from Greeley. I went to school in Ft. Collins. There are one or two other members who live in this state too.

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haymoni - Jun 30, 2004 5:26 pm (#996 of 2004)

Mark - if you ARE bonkers, you've certainly come to the right place!

Welcome all!

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The Wandless Wizard - Jun 30, 2004 5:48 pm (#997 of 2004)

Hello all. I just joined last night and made my first few posts today. I am 27, male and live in Indiana, USA. I like to speculate and love the HP books. So if time permits, you'll be seeing a lot of me.

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musicsuperspaz - Jun 30, 2004 8:05 pm (#998 of 2004)

HI! I'm new here, my name is Heather, and I'm a senior music education major at Mansfield University. I'm a percussionist, and I'm currently in my 5th year compeating with the Empire Statesmen senior drum and bugle corps. I also love to draw, and have drawn a decent amount of Harry Potter fan art. I'm also a huge Harry Potter fan, ofcourse! Smile

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anbigin - Jul 1, 2004 8:20 am (#999 of 2004)
Edited Jul 1, 2004 9:20 am

AWW! Denise but they so looked like this cute little hamster that I had (we called him Stupid because he was so cute and ...um, ... well stupid)... they just looked too small to be guinea pigs to me! hehehehe but I still think they're absolutely adorable.

Welcome to all the new peps. Hey! I was in Golden, CO not too long ago (about two months ago) to help out a friend, and Heather: I am SO jealous! I too am a percussionist. I'm just not as motivated as you perhaps;) I played set in a band for about six years (up until last year actually), but not nearly as cool as the corps.

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Madam Poppy - Jul 1, 2004 9:50 am (#1000 of 2004)

Welcome Heather, I had piano lessons when I was a young thing. (Quit when I realized I extremely dislike listening to piano music) The only other instrument I thought I could play was the Triangle!

You can't possible go by musicsuperspaz! Sooo, do you want us to call you Super? (I'm afraid I won't remember Heather)

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Thisple Hammer - Jul 1, 2004 10:00 am (#1001 of 2004) Reply

Greetings to All!

My forum name is Thisple Hammer. I have been a Harry Potter Fan since 2001 when I first happened upon the books.

I am the proud father of 2 beautiful children. Mark will be 2 in September and Brianna was only born 2 weeks ago.

I am a Quality Assurance Test Engineer for Best Software, SBD in Scottsdale, Arizona. I work on ACT! for a living.

I am the son of a very active member on the forums and the main lexicon site. I am sure after a few posts many of you will be able to figure out just whose son I am.

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Dumbledore - Jul 1, 2004 10:02 am (#1002 of 2004)

My, we are getting lots of new members lately! Welcome all new members! I am a fairly new forum member myself, so I can say from experience that everyone here is so warm and welcoming and will welcome you into the forum family right away!

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Catherine - Jul 1, 2004 10:22 am (#1003 of 2004)

Hello and welcome to everyone!

Um, I'm just wondering if Thisple Hammer would in any way be related to a certain Prefect Marcus?

See you all around the Forum, I hope!

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Lupin is Lupin. Natch. - Jul 1, 2004 10:24 am (#1004 of 2004)

Catherine! You beat me to it! I thought the same thing.

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tracie1976 - Jul 1, 2004 12:32 pm (#1005 of 2004)

Welcome to all the new members!!!

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Julia. - Jul 1, 2004 12:55 pm (#1006 of 2004)

Wow, lots of newbies this week. Welcome aboard to everyone! I look forward to seeing what you have to say about our dear Potterverse, the more opinions the merrier! Try not to get too overwhelmed with everything. There's a lot of really cool stuff here, and a lot of stuff that's...er...less interesting, just take it all in stride. Eveyone is welcome to stop by the chat room and say hello. I look forward to hearing what you have to say!

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sjcuk13 - Jul 1, 2004 2:54 pm (#1007 of 2004)

hi I'm Stacey I live in the UK, in the north east a little (well smallish) town called Hartlepool. in 20 hand have been a harry potter fan for a few years now yaw before the films came out, actually when they were still searching for Harry, Ron and Hermione. I read the first book and was hooked and OMG has it took me some time to fine this place lol. well I hope to see you all around and get to know you all Smile P.S. I'm really sorry if were not aloud to use smiles.

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Caput Draconis - Jul 1, 2004 4:59 pm (#1008 of 2004) Reply
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Welcome, folks.

Stacey, you may indeed use smileys. In fact, there's quite a little smiley culture going on in some of these parts. Anyhoo, feel free to use WJ's lovely guide, it's here for the built in WC fellows. We're perhaps more concerned with punctuation and netspeak stuff, if only for the fact there's so many people of different nationalities that it helps to capitalise and whatnot. Check out the philosophy if you haven't already done so - and have fun, matey.

Edit: to fix my shoddy html work, sorry.

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boop - Jul 2, 2004 3:40 am (#1009 of 2004)

Welcome Thisple Hammer, your children are beautiful.

Welcome Sjcuk13, Glad to have you.

To all new member, welcome to this very friendly forum. Once your here for a few days it will feel like your second home. We look forward to hearing anything you might have to add. There are lots of thread so I am sure you will find the ones that become your favorite. Don't be afraid to give us your opinion, because all of them are welcome. Just so you all know this is a great support system here as well. So if it a bad day too a great day feel free to share with us. Please feel free to check out the chat thread and if you make it into the chat room someone is usually there especially in the evenings. The most important thing to remember most is have lots of fun.

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mike miller - Jul 2, 2004 4:09 am (#1010 of 2004)

Welcome to all new members, this is truly a fun place. Be careful, it can quickly become and addiction (LOL). Look around, there is lots to see, read and learn. Don't be affraid to ask questions and the "Search" feature can be very helpful.

Note to Catherine - Nothing gets past you these days! and quick too!

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Hawkeye Pierce - Jul 2, 2004 8:10 am (#1011 of 2004)

Hello I am a guy who has been reading the books for a few years now shortly before Gof came out. I just recently became more interested in the books when I stumbled upon this page. I don't normally become members of any board, and the reason I did for this one is all of the intelligent conversation I saw going on between all of the users. I just hope that I can add something to the conversations when I post anything. Well anyway I am 23 and I am from Michigan, but don't live there any more and I look forward to talking to all of you. Thanks

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Neldoreth - Jul 2, 2004 9:06 am (#1012 of 2004)

welcome Hawkeye! i've seen your post in the "Questions for the Host"-thread.

If you want to post a pic like many of us have in the posts, its to be done in the Presentation of yourself, under Webcrossing, just click on your name and follow the link!

You may also find some interesting helps in the Thread "How do you", here is the link to an excellent explanation from S.E.Jones:

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Hawkeye Pierce - Jul 2, 2004 9:33 am (#1013 of 2004)

Hey thanks for the information it I really wanted to know about how to have picture next to my name, but from were you sent me I found it on another thread. Thanks for the help though

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Hollywand - Jul 2, 2004 12:56 pm (#1014 of 2004)

Hello, Hollywand here. I am a woman, a painter, uh, over 40 years (difficult to come to grips with time sometimes), a real novice on the internet seeking intelligent discussion on the texts of the Potter series. Looks as though I'm home. The other sites were akin to dining with Dursleys ;-) . Please forgive old fashioned smileys! I just had to tell all of you that Hollywood is humming with magic. Shopping at Trader Joe's, a whole string of magic-themed songs played whilst I shopped: Magic Man, Magic Carpet, Black Magic Woman. Driving home the KROQ was playing: Do You Believe in Magic, Dark Lady (that song I could live without...). Harry has cast his spell on Hollywood. Thanks to all of you for the warm welcome; it's so nice to look forward to troll-free conversations.

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Christina Keimig - Jul 2, 2004 4:06 pm (#1015 of 2004)

Yeah! I can finally post! Thanks, Kip!

I'm 34, mother of a 3-1/2 year-old-boy with another one on the way (just under 3 months along, still). I'm a tenured university professor coordinating the Language Department at a Mexican University, believe it or not. Anyhow, I finally broke down two years ago last May and bought Book One. I've been hooked ever since!

I've read the whole series at least 4 times, so I've a pretty good idea of canon, in my opinion. Anyhow, I've a weird detail with book 4 that I'll share in the potential problems thread!!!

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Kip Carter - Jul 2, 2004 4:43 pm (#1016 of 2004)
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Christina, I am glad to see your post on this thread. I now know that you are able to post.

I am interested in reading about the "weird detail with book 4".

We have a great family of friends who really enjoy discussing all aspects of the Harry Potter series. I am sure you will blend in quickly.

To all of those that I have failed to welcome: Let this post be considered my greeting to each of you individually. You are now part of one of the closest internet families in the world! Welcome and have fun posting (and reading)!

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tout le monde et personne - Jul 3, 2004 4:50 am (#1017 of 2004)

Hi everybody ! I'm 16, I'm french, that's why I'll probably make mistakes in my posts so please correct me. As everybody here I'm a big Harry Potter fan of course, but in fact I'm a science fiction and fantasy fan, I love books as the lord of the rings, Darkover, Ender's Game or Eragon. Anyway, I'm sure I'll enjoy to talk about Harry Potter with you all !

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boop - Jul 3, 2004 5:05 am (#1018 of 2004)
Edited Jul 3, 2004 6:06 am

tout le monde et personne, Welcome to this very friendly forum. I think you will be fine. I understood your post fine. Please share all your ideas. We love hearing new ones. This is the place to come to feed your Harry Potter obsession. Most of all have fun.

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Neldoreth - Jul 3, 2004 8:00 am (#1019 of 2004)

bienvenue "tt le monde et personne"... your nickname is a bit long... should we call you tlmep? Anyway, welcome, I'm glad to see another french coming to this forum. Enjoy our merry discussions and Bon weekend!

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Madam Poppy - Jul 3, 2004 8:07 am (#1020 of 2004)

Hollywand, loved your comment, "like dining with the Dursleys"! I've been around here for ages and it is a nice place to hang out and discuss the books. If you click on my name in blue, you can read my bio. Welcome to you and Christina!

Poppy

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I Am Used Vlad - Jul 3, 2004 9:32 am (#1021 of 2004)

Welcome, tout le monde et personne. Don't worry about mistakes. We native English speakers make them too. You have good taste in books, by the way.

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septentrion - Jul 3, 2004 11:02 am (#1022 of 2004)

welcome all new forumers !

everybody and nobody (tout le monde et personne), I'm also French and I can assure you that people here are very kind and don't worry about mistakes that much. Have fun with us !

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TLWest - Jul 3, 2004 12:17 pm (#1023 of 2004)

Hi all! I'm Terri, I am 42 and live in small town Iowa in an old restored (well, we're working on it anyway) convent. It's very cool. My husband and I are working on the house together and our 7-year-old daughter pitches in here and there when she takes a break from playing. ;-) I have been neglecting my duties for about a week, however. I logged on to JKR's site for the first time and spent hours finding clues and reading everything. That's how I found the Lexicon, which is a great place for me! Others obsessing over details as much as I do. Yeah!

I read the first book about three years ago, I guess and then quickly bought the remainder of the series and read it all. I then discovered the audio books, which we love to listen to in the car. When OP came out, I bought it right away, but then my paperbacks looked funny next to it, so I bought the first four in hardcover. I am such a geek. ;-) So, now I have all the books in hardcover, the first four in paperback, and all five on CD. Many of these things are currently lent out to other people, as it seems to be my mission to make adults read/listen to these books.

Anyway, I'm enjoying all the posts, though I'm sure I will be repeating ideas that have already been talked about. I had to mark the forum as "read" and start over - just not enough hours in the day to read everything.

Cheers!

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tracie1976 - Jul 3, 2004 12:18 pm (#1024 of 2004)

Welcome to all the new members!!! Have fun posting and visit the chat room once in awhile..us regulars in the chat room are always wanting more people to chat to in there lol

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Leila 2X4B - Jul 3, 2004 3:42 pm (#1025 of 2004)

Hi, I am a 22 yr. old college student and a mother of a five year old girl. I am majoring in English and History. Yup, I am a nerd. I came to Potterworld when I was working at a middle school. The CoS just came out in theatres and I chaperoned the trip and fell in love. I went to my closest book store, bought the first four books and wasn't seen for two whole days. I loved Harry from minute one. I have a deep love for them as literature and as a lit. major. JKR uses all of the lovely themes that make me study Greek Tragedy. I came to this site a few days back because I have no one to obsess with. My daughter lets me read the books to her( we are part way through PoA) but my mom and boy friend are about as uninterested in it as Ron is with Divination. Nice to meet all of you, my "true" brethren.

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Hollywand - Jul 3, 2004 3:54 pm (#1026 of 2004)

Hello Madam Poppy! I love the portrait with your biography, it is exquisite. I attended UC Berkeley and Santa Cruz, and miss the San Jose area very much. Nice to meet you.

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haymoni - Jul 3, 2004 4:45 pm (#1027 of 2004)

Sleeping Beauty - I understand completely - My hubby can't even be in the room when I'm reading HP. He's willing to sit through repeated viewings of the DVDs though, so all hope is not lost.

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Leila 2X4B - Jul 3, 2004 4:46 pm (#1028 of 2004)

Mine is willing to view too. He actually took me to PoA at 1015pm for my third viewing cause I wanted to.

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nessie1013 - Jul 3, 2004 7:04 pm (#1029 of 2004)

Hi everyone. I'm a 20 year old college student (my real name is Margaret), and I admit I joined this because I saw it on JK Rowling's site.

My HP stories: I tried to avoid Harry Potter for a long time, I picked up someone else's copy of the Sorceror's Stone and started reading it, got hooked, and went home and read my sister's copies of the first three books. My 16 birthday was the day before the Goblet of Fire came out, and so at 11:30 everyone at the party piled into the car and went to go buy copies of the book when it came out at midnight. My town held a Harry Potter extravaganza for the release of the Order of the Phoenix, which I attempted to go to, but mostly got trampled by all the thousands of people packed into a block. Right now I'm working on the Latin version of the first book, and eagerly awaiting my copy of the Ancient Greek edition... I'm a classics nerd...

I've been very much enjoying catching up on everyone's theories about everything, and hopefully some day I can add my own.

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Puja - Jul 4, 2004 2:48 am (#1030 of 2004)
Edited Jul 4, 2004 3:54 am

Hi, I am from India. My name is Puja and I am 19 year old. I became acquainted with Harry Potter's magical world only last year when my parents gave me all the five books on my birthday, and since then I've become obssessed with HP. My favourite character is Hermione, since I am a lot like her (though I am not the No 1 student of my class Smile)

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boop - Jul 4, 2004 4:07 am (#1031 of 2004)

Nessie, Puja Welcome to the best forum out there. This is a very friendly forum. We love hearing new theories and ideas, so please do share. Please check out the chat thread. That is where if you are having a bad day too something really exciting you can share. The people on this forum will give you support, and you will see this by just reading the chat thread. There also is a chat room which has people in there in the evening and we love meeting new forum members.. Best of all have lots of fun here.

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hermione - Jul 4, 2004 1:01 pm (#1032 of 2004)

Hello everyone! This is my very first post here, and I'm just getting used to everything, so here's a little about me. After seeing POA, I just suddenly got interested in actually reading the books. I had heard a lot about them but had never read them. So last June, some of the books I bought, others I got from the library. But eventually, in a 3-week span I think it was, I managed to read all 5 books, and I love them! I also love this site! A lot of inside info! Keep it up! Wink

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Ozymandias - Jul 5, 2004 12:40 am (#1033 of 2004)

I haven't been on this thread in a while, so new members, I hope you'll forgive me for not welcoming you by name!

Ginevra, you do get to be welcomed by name because you're from Sacramento! I am too, though I live here only in the summers now. Where are you from? Downtown or in the lovely suburbs?

Hello to all and enjoy!

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Liz - Jul 5, 2004 9:46 am (#1034 of 2004)
Edited Jul 5, 2004 11:01 am

Hello all new people, thank you for making me look not so new since I joined on the 1 of June.

Yes well I'm still new none the less so here it goes,

I'm from Phoenix, Arizona and I love the Harry Potter books, and I'm addicted to classical music (I do also like music that other teens my age would like). By addicted to classical music I mean I play the harp, flute, piccolo, and I sing in the top choir at my school, and I "hope" to get a scholarship in Music Education.

I also do a lot of volunteer work with the National Junior Honor Society, and to get service hours I volunteer at a no-kill animal shelter called Friends for Life, I volunteered with a Chandler Youth Museum, and a homeless shelter with my youth group.

Also something I think some people on here can relate to is Scoliosis, it's where you spine isn't strait because one leg is shorter than the other and makes your hips lopsided and puts your spine out of alignment, or the one I have which is where you grow and your spine curves because it's like you're not stretching out while you grow.

Well last year on May 13, I had surgery to make myself stand strait and not run funny any more and well it's a gruesome procedure because they cut you open from the side and cut pieces of your ribs off so they can get in there, and then remove some of the disks from your spine and replace them with the bones from the ribs they took, and put 3inch screws in each vertebrae and fuse all of the screws together with a metal rod contraption.

I know that there are other parts of the surgery that I don't know about because I chose not to know what I was facing before my surgery. I think it involves a machine that literally moves your back into an alignment when they take out the disks but I'm not sure and quite frankly I don't want to know.

Yes, that's all the facts about me and I hope the last bit didn't completely freak you out.

Sorry it took a lot of space on here.

A somewhat new person Liz.

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TheQuibbler - Jul 5, 2004 11:10 am (#1035 of 2004)
Edited Jul 5, 2004 12:10 pm

Hi everyone, thank you for directing me to this introduction page. My name is Emily and I'm 17 years old.

I was first introduced to the Harry Potter series by my mother, however I was reluctent to start reading it. But once I began, I couldn't stop and have been addicted to the series ever since.

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shepherdess - Jul 5, 2004 12:15 pm (#1036 of 2004)

Welcome to all new members. I hope you enjoy the forum as much as I do.

Elizabeth, I'm not freaked out at all. As long as they follow the Philosophy of this forum, all HP fans are welcome, regardless of physical, mental or emotional problems. (We all have some kind of problem.)You seem like and intelligent person, and I look forward to reading your comments in our discussion threads.

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Laume Yakshi Altheia - Jul 5, 2004 1:55 pm (#1037 of 2004)

Hi Everyone, I have been a devoted fan of Harry Potter since I received the first book as a birthday gift at the age of 12. After six years I still find them amazing. I am so excited to be a part of this site, it was the first one I found not completely devoted to the movies. Alright! People who actually read the books! I live in a very small town in Oregon and am about to embark into the "real world". Needless to say, I love the Harry Potter books. I love reading other things as well, such as Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, as well as any good suspense or well thought out novel. I went through a faery phase before registering at World Crossing, in case anyone was wondering about my name. Here are what each name means, in order to save time if anyone wanted to look it up (I'm flattering myself in thinking that someone would take the time, but hey, if curiosity bothered me enough, I probably would).

Laume- She is a Lithuanian faery, and she is known to help orphans and the poor. She spins, weaves, and (like the three Fates)rules over the fate of men. In Latvia she goes by the name of White Lady. Laume is the faery who'll help turn impossible goals into shimmering reality.

Yakshi- In India, tree spirits are called the yakshi, they protect trees under their charge. (Also wood women hold much knowledge and know secrets. They often seduce men.)

Altheia- She is the faery of Revelation. Altheia uncovers the nature of life, pulling aside the world illusion to reveal the hidden truth within.

Word. I hope you all enjoyed that fully. I look forward to speaking to you all on the forums, hope you will be able to handle all this awesomeness. Peace.

-L.T.A

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boop - Jul 5, 2004 2:17 pm (#1038 of 2004)

L.T.A, Welcome to the forum. Thank you for sharing what your name means. I found it very interesting. Take time and look around, there are lots of information here. We look forward to hearing your ideas too. This is a very friendly forum, stop by the chat thread and say hello. There is alot of support here as well, so if you need some let us know. Also there is a chat room too, in the evenings there is almost always someone their. We look forward to talking with everyone. Most important thing to remember is have lots of fun here.

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Barmy Army - Jul 5, 2004 2:58 pm (#1039 of 2004)
Edited Jul 5, 2004 3:58 pm

Hi there everyone my name is Leona, I'm 28 & I'm from Dundee in Scotland. I work as a part-time bookseller in the Dundee branch of Ottakars, I help run our children's dept and I'm our store’s offical HP expert. Other than reading either for work or pleasure(which takes up most of my time)I'm an ice hockey fan and I support my local team (Dundee Stars in the British National League) and the Mighty Ducks in the NHL.

I understand exactly what you where describing Elizabeth as I too have scoliosis. I only have a mild form of the condtion (so I won't require surgery) but that is why I can only work in the bookstore part time. I'm a member of a great international on-line support group/forum that I can introduce to if you are interested in chatting to people that understand and have been through your type of surgery.

I also joined this site after the link on Rowling's website and so far I haven't been disappointed. The main site is wonderful and I look forward to speaking to you guys through this board.

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Leila 2X4B - Jul 5, 2004 3:03 pm (#1040 of 2004)

Hi Barmy Army. Welcome. I, too have scoliosis...the kyphosis form (The hunchback form.) Had surgery.. found out it was degenerative... likely need another... but Harry makes everything better don't you think? Elizabeth, fret not. It isn't that bad. But, get a second opinion for the surgery because recovery is very long and painful. Best advice is to keep up your strength and not let your muscles in your back get too weak or it will be worse in the long run.

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tracie1976 - Jul 5, 2004 4:32 pm (#1041 of 2004)

Hello and welcome to all the new members Have fun reading, posting, and chatting

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Ricky - Jul 5, 2004 6:38 pm (#1042 of 2004)

Hey. I am Ricky. I have been here before, but not for a while. My old identity was deleted. So here I am again Smile

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Carina - Jul 5, 2004 9:34 pm (#1043 of 2004)

Ricky? Is that you?

Actually, I know it is

I've been here but haven't posted in ages, so I thought I say hi again.

Hi!

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Kwikspell - Jul 6, 2004 9:54 am (#1044 of 2004)

Hello to the masses! I've seen a lot of Harry Potter web sites over the years, but as Hollywand mentioned, many of them are about as much fun as dining with the Dursleys. I'm thrilled to find a group of people as HP-obssessed as I am.

My name is Ann and I live in Chicago, IL. (Since I'm a rabid Cubs fan, I'm still adjusting to thinking of HBP as Half-Blood Prince. It still means "hit by pitch" to me!) I'm currently doing advertising/promotions law (it sounds more interesting than it is) for my 3rd major food company in 5 years. Married, but no kids, except for our furry, 4-legged daughter, Ruthie (see picture).

I got into Harry Potter while working in the children's section at Borders just after COS came out in the U.S. My whole family loves the books, even my 80 year-old grandma who uses the word "splinched" to describe the feeling of being pulled in too many directions at once. When I started working in a law firm (around POA's release) I got everyone there (including the lawyers) to read the books. We even carved a Harry Potter pumpkin for Halloween (1999), entered it in our 46-story building's contest and and won 2nd place! My husband loves the books as much as I do (which means whenever a new book comes out, we have to buy two copies) but doesn't seem as interested in delving through the mysteries as I do. Hope to see you all out there!

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Her-my-oh-knee - Jul 6, 2004 1:11 pm (#1045 of 2004)

Well, I'm Linda, from Trinidad (Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans to those who know where that is)...Just joined the site, I like the ideas you all put forward, it's stuff I'd never have considered...well anyway, that's it for now...

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Julia. - Jul 6, 2004 2:02 pm (#1046 of 2004)

Welcome to all new members. Hope you all have fun on the Forum, just remember to relax Kwikspell, I have the same HBP problem as you, but I'm in Connecticut and am a Yankees fan.

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Marè - Jul 6, 2004 3:30 pm (#1047 of 2004)

Out of the top of my head...? It is Trinidad and something that sounds like tabacco And it is someplace warm and I think Ï remember it is an island...

am I close?

Welcome to all new members!

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The Artful Dodger - Jul 6, 2004 4:03 pm (#1048 of 2004)
Edited Jul 6, 2004 5:17 pm

Hello, I'm new here, just joined a couple of hours ago. My true name is Philipp (my nickname is stolen from a Charles Dickens novel), and I'm a 22-year-old German student of physics. I fell in love with the Harry Potter books when my sister Eva (3 years younger) gave me the German edition of "The Philosopher's stone". I had heard of Harry Potter before that, I considered the books as kids-stuff-rubbish (as I was already 17), but she said it was a fantastic book, and as I trust my sister's taste, I read it. I started at seven in the evening and finished at five next morning, not stopping in between. I immediately wanted to continue with Chamber of Secrets, and was very disappointed when my sister told me she was still busy reading it herself. Fortunately, my mother had the book in English, so I could go on reading. Since then, I've read all the books in English, including the first one, and, no wonder, enjoyed them very much. Oh, and before I forget to say, this is a great community!

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Plinker - Jul 6, 2004 5:19 pm (#1049 of 2004)

Greetings and salutations. Bill Curtis here. 50 year old grandfather. I live in the foothills of North Carolina. I love the outdoors and reading and Harry Potter novels. Just a kid at heart. I love people, animals and quiet times. God, family country.

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shepherdess - Jul 6, 2004 6:33 pm (#1050 of 2004)

Welcome to all new members. Have a good time, and enjoy the forum.

Plinker, you seem to have a lot in common with our own Kip, #1 host on the forum-right under Lexicon Steve (you'll get to know him).

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Akaisha - Jul 6, 2004 7:04 pm (#1051 of 2004)
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Hello. My name is Akaisha Malloy, 24. I am an aspiring actress from Los Angeles, CA. I am a big fan of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. I had seen the first two movies with my son (who is 7 now) and decided to buy him the boxed set of books 1-4. Seeing that he usually reads simpler books, I had to read him two chapters before bed each night. However, after reading his bedtime chapters I would take the books to my room and finish reading them. Now I can't wait for the release of the sixth book and the fourth movie. Usually I read historical fiction from writer such as Jean Plaidy (a.k.a. Victoria Holt) and Margaret George. And, I especially love to read about 'Tudor' history. I don't really read fantasy fiction too much, but the Harry Potter books have made a fan out of me. I really love the characters. Harry, being the hero, is of course my favorite character, but I also find Professor Snape interesting and intriguing. I am most eager to see how he fares in the last two books. Alan Rickman happens to be one of my favorite actors too, and I admit that when I took my son to see the first Harry Potter movie it was because he was in it- LOL. I came across a tribute site to Alan Rickman, created by a Dutch lady. When I start working on my web site again soon, I will add a link to it on my 'movies and actors' page. I will also add J.K. Rowling's link to my 'books and writers' page. You can see my site at [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] if you would like.

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Leila 2X4B - Jul 6, 2004 7:06 pm (#1052 of 2004)

Welcome to the forum. I see that you are a fellow tutor as well. As for Harry, what's not to love?

Leila

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Romylou - Jul 6, 2004 7:07 pm (#1053 of 2004)

Hello, I have been reading the forum for some time now, but did not sign up until today. My name is Romy and I am a 23-year-old living in Chicago. The things I like to do most are singing, reading, and playing with my pet rabbit Zoe. Everyone in my family is a teacher, so I heard about Harry Potter quite a bit before I started reading the books 3 years ago. I like the Lexicon Forum because I enjoy looking for clues to predict what is going to happen and the people here seem to have good ideas. I hope that I can contribute!

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shepherdess - Jul 6, 2004 7:11 pm (#1054 of 2004)

Akaisha,

Welcome to the forum. I'm also a Victoria Holt fan.

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Akaisha - Jul 6, 2004 7:18 pm (#1055 of 2004)

Oh my collection of her books keep growing and growing. I played Anne Boleyn in a play once and used her books about her to help guide me. Ever since, I have been a fan of hers and Tudor history.

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The giant squid - Jul 6, 2004 10:49 pm (#1056 of 2004)

Welcome, all newcomers. And welcome back, Carina. I'd noticed that li'l bunny was missing lately... Smile

--Mike

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boop - Jul 7, 2004 1:07 am (#1057 of 2004)

Welcome all new forum members. Have a look around and share your ideas. We look forward to hearing new ideas. Most of all have lots of fun here. Check out the chat room and chat thread and get to know everyone.

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Dumbledore - Jul 7, 2004 6:43 am (#1058 of 2004)
Edited Jul 7, 2004 7:52 am

Welcome to all new members! :-)

Akaisha, I love Tudor history as well! I am currently reading a book about the early years of Elizabeth I, up until her accession to the throne!

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Rosebud221 - Jul 7, 2004 1:44 pm (#1059 of 2004)

Hello from Michigan! I'm so excited that I found this site. Thank you for creating it! Finally somewhere serious to discuss all the rumors, gossip and all things Harry. AND, thank you Jo Rowlings for writing these wonderful stories!

I received the first four books after my parents read them at least two years before Order of the Phoenix! I know that's not unusual, but my parents were about 65 & 75 at the time, and I was in my 30's! After I got started, I think I read them all in about a week, then we had to wait for book 5. I thought I was going to go nuts. But I pre-ordered and had my copy as soon as it was available. Nothing strange there, either.

I think I love the movies almost as much as I do the books. At least it got my husband interested in the stories. He loves the movies, but he won't read the books and he's missing out on so much. He constantly asks what's going to happen next or instinctively knows when there's something more and I have to explain. Telling him to read the books does nothing. He won't budge.

I saw the first movie when I was pregnant with my twin daughters. Maybe that's why they're so nuts about Harry, too, and they're only two! They are always asking me to watch Harry Potter in the funniest little English accent -- they mimic Professor McGonagal. It's so cute! I don't know how much they really understand, but they just love the stories. They know all the characters by name and if you think Krum has problems with Hermione, you should hear a two year old try to wrap her tongue around it!

Right now I'm reading Prisoner of Azkaban to them a chapter a night. Since they can't see the movie yet, I figure they might as well hear the story. I'm not sure how soon I'll let them see the movie when it becomes available. I loved it, but thought it was a little darker and a little scarier than the first two.

Well, that's probably more introduction than you were looking for, but as you can tell I'm extremely excited about this site and participating in any discussion that takes my fancy!

P.S. As a side note, I am an MS patient and when I heard about Ms. Rowling's experiences in that vein I felt even more positively toward her and the books. I am forever thankful that God smiled on her with the talent to so colorfully tell these stories and for the strength her mother passed on to persevere and get them told!

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Courtney22 - Jul 8, 2004 4:55 am (#1060 of 2004)

Hello my name is Courtney. I am 23 years old and I live in Virginia Beach. I had heard about Harry Potter for awhile but didn't start reading the books until recently so I've only had to wait for the fifth book to come out and waiting for the sixth is killing me!!

I have never looked at one of these forums before but I went to JK Rowling's site and you guys had one the fan site of the month so I decided to check it out and got hooked. This is by far the best site I've been to about the books and you guys have the best discussions.

I am a horrible speller so if I make mistakes please forgive me Smile

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mike miller - Jul 8, 2004 9:24 am (#1061 of 2004)

Welcome to all our new members! This is truly the place for the dangerously obsessed HP fan. We're a friendly group and we would love to her your ideas and thoughts. If you're like me and already have a theory or two, check out the Search function to see what's already been covered.

Don't worry about your spelling Courtney, sometimes my fingers hit the wrong keys even when I know how to spell the words.

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ellebell86 - Jul 8, 2004 9:34 am (#1062 of 2004)

My name is Ellen. I am 17 and from a Chicago suburb. I began reading Harry Potter when I was in 6th grade after a great friend reccomended them to me. After I read them I told everyone I knew about them and wrote a rave review in my school newspaper. Most people probably thought that I was crazy but I think I got throught to some.

Other than Harry Potter, I enjoy reading anything and everything, playing clarinet in marching band, gymnastics, soccer, and track & field. My favorite music is alternative and punk rock.

I would like to congratulate the Lexicon, its staff and members, for being the most insightful and intelligent forum about Harry Potter that I have ever found.

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Akaisha - Jul 8, 2004 7:21 pm (#1063 of 2004)

Dumbledore, that's so wonderful. I'm really fascinated with the drama of the Tudor court. I had the honor of playing Anne Boleyn, in a play. (Elizabeth I's tragic mother.) My most memorable scene was when Anne Boleyn discovers that Jane Syemour is sporting a minauture portrait of the King (which he had given her) around her neck. In a jealous rage I was supposed to yank the chain from her neck, call her a nasty name (which I can't say here), and slap her face. Well things went wrong and the chain caught her hair and she gave a real howl of pain and turned around. I couldn't slap the back of her head so a gave her a little kick on her leg. When the scene ended, and we went back stage everyone was laughing at us, but I knew my friend was really hurt. When I asked her if she was alright she said 'Thank God the extensions didn't fall out', and she started laughing. (The girls had extentions glued within their real hair to make it extra long and if one would have fallin out it would've made the audience laugh, which was the last thing wanted.) To top it all off, I also almost lost the baby during the scene. I was supposed to be pregnant with Elizabeth, so I had padding under my gown. When I kicked Jane Seymour I could feel it slipping. The audience was oblivious, but the actors weren't and niether was our teacher/director. He was the only one who didn't find everything funny although he was relieved also that Jane's hair extentions didn't fall out and Anne didn't have a miscarriage on stage.

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Lina - Jul 9, 2004 11:52 am (#1064 of 2004)
Edited Jul 9, 2004 12:53 pm

Hello to everyone! I found this site following the link on the JKR's site and I'm really delighted with this forum.

I have three daughters, which is a little above average in this part of world, I'm fat and I like red hair, so I color my own in that color. That is the reason I like to be compared to Mrs. Weasley.

I'm 40, live in Croatia, so my English might be a little clumsy but I believe you will forgive me.

I need to thank the Staff for activating me so quickly.

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schoff - Jul 9, 2004 2:44 pm (#1065 of 2004)
Edited Jul 9, 2004 3:47 pm

Okay, I always forget to do this:

Name's Tara. Been a Forum member for awhile, but had to reactivate since I let my membership lapse. Was a lurker before the Annex, signed on during both Annexes, and moved back when we finally returned home last year. Some of you might remember my rather, er, "enthusiastic" learning of fonts and smilies. Not to mention all my mad math skilz.

Life got severely in the way, and I had to drop out with no warning around November. Doesn't mean I didn't miss you guys all very much! I even sent about 60 middle-schoolers to the Forum one day. I was subbing and the subject got onto Harry Potter. In my defense, they started it! I had 'em in a tizzy! "Snape's a Vampire?" "You could tell Sirius was suppose to die?" "I'm never gonna read the books the same!" I had them for 2 hours and all they wanted was for me to talk about HP. I finally had to remind them their regular teacher had work for them to do. Instead of whining like usual, they all went "If we get it done, can we talk about Harry Potter some more?" I've never seen kids work so fast on their homework! Middle-schoolers are so cute when they're excited!

Anyways, things have settled temporarily for now. You have me for at least 2 or 3 more months, maybe more if I'm lucky. I'll just make the most of my time!

Thanks to everyone who's welcomed me back so far!

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rjmooneylupin - Jul 9, 2004 4:09 pm (#1066 of 2004)

HI, I'm JP. I'm a 23 year old graduate student in computer science in Illinois. I fell in love with the harry potter series 3 years ago, just before the 1st movie came out. I've read all the books more times then I can remember (but at least 4). I'm way excited about being in this forum and discussing the books with people who loves and know them as well as I do

-jp

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ShelterGirl - Jul 9, 2004 4:28 pm (#1067 of 2004)

Hi. My name is Julie. I'm 33 and live in the southern US. I discovered Harry Potter in 1999, after a friend of mine that I worked in a bookstore with years before wrote to me and told me to buy the books. I ordered both from Amazon, and that was it. Totally hooked. I'm more of a lurker than a poster, but figured I should cast my lot since I read so much here anyway. My hobbies are spending time with my animals and reading. Thanks for the great site. It's a blast to read.

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tracie1976 - Jul 9, 2004 4:36 pm (#1068 of 2004)

Wow I feel I need to welcome new members every day with so many here. Oh well, the more the better

Anyways, welcome to all the new members. Have fun posting, reading, and chatting.

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soldierboy - Jul 9, 2004 8:01 pm (#1069 of 2004)

Hey Yall! My name's is Greg. I'm 14 and a little bit crazy. I'm into rock and roll and the military. And of course, im an avid harry potter fan. Seeya around!

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legolas - Jul 10, 2004 1:47 am (#1070 of 2004)
Edited Jul 10, 2004 2:48 am

HI guys. I am finally back and so glad to be here. My name was originally Haggis and Irn Bru-see post 1. I have not posted in such a long while so I guess that my passwords and all that kind of stuff were deactivated. I have undergone a magical transformation-well at least in name Smile and here I am now. I am still living in Birmingham. Hello all you scots that are living in the west mids area and its nice to know that there are so many. Love from the Haggis

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boop - Jul 10, 2004 2:41 am (#1071 of 2004)

Welcome all returning and new members!!!! We are very happy to have each and everyone of you. There is lots to read, and looks of places to add your own ideas. We love hearing new theories so please feel free to share. Everyone here is really friendly and very supportive. So if you need support for good or bad just let us know on the chat thread. The most important thing to remember is have lots of fun. BTW stop by the chat room some evening and say hi, we are always looking forward to meeting someone new.

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oupytwist - Jul 10, 2004 8:54 am (#1072 of 2004)

Heyla! My name is Bee, or Alli, or alternatively, some call me That-Girl-With-The-Marmite-Addiction. It is true.

I'm 18, I live in Ipswich in Suffolk (near Snape! ....but it's still rubbish) and I spend a lot of my time annoying friends with Harry Potter debates and facts (" The Matrix is similar to Harry Potter! Honest!"). When I'm not doing that I'm in college studying Psychology, English Lit and History.

And that's about it for me!

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Courtney22 - Jul 10, 2004 9:29 am (#1073 of 2004)

soupytwist,

First of all welcome:)

Second I was thinking Harry Potter is similar to the Matrix the other day. I'm getting my Master's in Communications and last semester I wrote a 25 page paper on the Matrix and Nietzsche. There are some definite comparisons to be made. I just thought it was cool you mentioned that.

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Angel of the North - Jul 10, 2004 10:51 am (#1074 of 2004)

::posted on wrong thread::

I'm Angel, I live in London, and I'm a bookseller. I wrote Quidditch in Bed, but these days I'm semi-retired from fandom although I enjoy le Cafe Dangereux.

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raven7 - Jul 10, 2004 12:12 pm (#1075 of 2004)

Hi everyone. My name is Mandy - I'm 34 and I live in Southwestern Pennsylvania, not too far from Pittsburgh. I work full-time in a bank and I go to school part-time (for Web programming). I discovered Harry Potter through my friend who has three children. She just knew I'd love it. My favorite characters are Lupin, Snape, Tonks, and Ginny Weasley.

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Pinky - Jul 10, 2004 12:25 pm (#1076 of 2004)

Hi soupytwist! Up until 2 weeks ago, I lived in Ipswich too. Well, ok.... it was Ipswich, Massachusetts.... but it was Ipswich nonetheless! Welcome to all the new members!

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boop - Jul 10, 2004 12:28 pm (#1077 of 2004)

Welcome both Angel of the North and Mandy. This is a really nice forum full of friendly people. Have a look around and feel free to add your thoughts. We look forward to reading new ideas. Btw stop in the chat room some evening and say Hi. There is usually someone in there and we look forward to getting to know new members. Mandy I live in Pennsylvania too, State College Area nice to know we have more here from PA and their is another member who live near you too. Most of all have loads of fun.

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Anna Osipova - Jul 10, 2004 1:11 pm (#1078 of 2004)

I didn't do this when I first started and many of you probably already now me from my many posts here, but I thought I'd properly introduce myself.

My name is Anna. I'm 15. I live in Southern California. Until I joined the Forum, I must admit I never noticed any little details in the book, but you guys have opened my eyes O_O. I love RPing and FanFiction (although none of it can compare to the real books, of course :~D). My favorite book is by far the third one. I must admit I was sobbing at the end of the fifth book.

Well, I suppose that's all. I look forward to agreeing to disagree with all of you :~D.

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Angel of the North - Jul 10, 2004 1:23 pm (#1079 of 2004)

Anna - love the Shrek2 icon. The film is brilliant.

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Celestina W. - Jul 10, 2004 1:26 pm (#1080 of 2004)

Hi all!

I'm Johanna (or Jo); I'm 17 and live in a small town in Minnesota. I used to post here for a while last year, but I got too busy and just kind of let it go. I don't know how much I'll be posting this time around, but I love reading other people's theories and opinions.

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Dr Filibuster - Jul 10, 2004 1:37 pm (#1081 of 2004)

Mandy....at last! Somebody else who works for the goblins has made it on to this forum.

Welcome new and returned members. How many came here because of JKRowling.com? Answer on the chat thread if you please.

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shepherdess - Jul 10, 2004 2:09 pm (#1082 of 2004)

Celestina, I remember you. Welcome back.

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dhaney - Jul 11, 2004 4:23 am (#1083 of 2004)

Hallu everyone! I'm new here, actually I was accepted about two weeks ago but it is only now that I have the time. I'm Janessa, 21, Filipino and a student. Just wanna say hi to everyone. By the way, I found this site through JKR's website.

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Paulus Maximus - Jul 11, 2004 10:34 am (#1084 of 2004)

Hi. My name is Paulus, and I'm a Harry Potter addict.

* pauses*

I'm 19 and currently enrolled at the University of Iowa.

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The giant squid - Jul 11, 2004 11:44 pm (#1085 of 2004)

Hi, Paulus Smile

Hello as well to all the other new folk since the last time I said so. Welcome to the forum. Feel free to share your thoughts & ideas on all things Potter.

A twisted sense of humor isn't required, but could come in handy. After all, we are all fans of the woman who came up with "The Toenail of Icklibogg"... Smile

--Mike

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Marie E. - Jul 12, 2004 9:07 am (#1086 of 2004)

I am being very bad by sneaking online while on vacation....

I have just caught up with two weeks’ worth of posts, on this thread only, and I wanted to give a quick hello and welcome to all our new members.

Angel of the North, I am a serious lurker at the "Cafe". I am glad you found your way here. No scary chaises to be scared of here.

I forgot now who mentioned they were going to school in Greeley, but woo hoo! Maybe we'll finally get enough members for a Rocky Mountain meetup. I'm thinking the Cheesecake Factory in Denver would good...

Marie E.

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Imoen - Jul 12, 2004 9:14 am (#1087 of 2004)

Hello every one ! I'm a new member of the Forum and it's my first message as a participant. My nickname on the forum is Imoen (those who are used to play Baldur's Gates will understand........) but my real name is Julie but it's a little less original, isn't it ? I 'm french and I live in the south of France. I have seen many of you are english-speaking , so I hope you will understand me. See you

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Padfoot - Jul 12, 2004 9:27 am (#1088 of 2004)

Welcome all new members and all returning ones too! This is a fun forum, so have lots of fun.

Marie, I second the Cheesecake Factory idea! (It's 5 minutes from where I live. Wait I take that back. There are more than one now in Denver. The first one, and the biggest, is the closest to me).

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Leila 2X4B - Jul 12, 2004 9:29 am (#1089 of 2004)

I do love your nickname, Imoen.

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Aeoliano - Jul 12, 2004 9:40 am (#1090 of 2004)

Hi my handle is Aeoliano but my real name is Peter. My mom sure thought I was cute when I was a precocious two year old so I am using that photo as my "avatar"... LOL

I am from Cayucos.. if you haven't heard of it.. it is called the last classic California beach town. It is just south from where the area know as Big Sur begins.

But I do like the Aeolian islands, the isle of Lipari, the ancient sea port of the Sicles, Greeks and Romans. And there is Stromboli and Vulcano.

I really like the Harry Potter books.. sort of a CS Lewis/JRR Tolkien mix with just a sprinkling of Tom Swift and the Hardy Boys.

Never tried Baldur's gate (was Thor there? I guess Hagrid is a name that would fit in well there? ) but I do remember Akalabeth. The pre-Ultima game.

-- A.

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septentrion - Jul 12, 2004 10:16 am (#1091 of 2004)

Another French around here ! Welcome Imoen ! Don't worry for your English, it's very understandable ! BTW I live in Northern France. and welcome to the other new members. Seems like JKR's website has led many people to this forum

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[Sirius, Mrs.]Mrs. Sirius - Jul 12, 2004 9:47 pm (#1092 of 2004)

Well! this will teach me not to ignore this thread again, phewish! Welcome to all the new members, looking forward to continued lively discussions.

Anyway Ff3girl, if you are interested in discussing the Spanish version of HP, you should check out the Translation thread. There is also now a Spanish version of the Lexicon, you can find it at the bottom of the home page. There are several members from Colorado so you may find some neighbors.

Hope to see your comments on the translation thread or on the Chat thread.

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The giant squid - Jul 12, 2004 10:51 pm (#1093 of 2004)

Welcome, Imoen...I thought I recognized that name, and sure enough I've been playing Baldur's Gate again recently so there you go.

Aeoliano, welcome as well. I hadn't thought of the Hardy Boys in connection to Harry Potter, but now that you mention it, it sorta fits...

Marie E.--I'm telling! Razz~~

--Mike

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Neldoreth - Jul 12, 2004 11:42 pm (#1094 of 2004)

Imoen, I'm glad to see another french here! I'm in Strasbourg but come from the Provence (I was born in Istres): is it anywhere you live too?

So Welcome to al new members, enjoy our merry gathering!

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Crooky - Jul 13, 2004 2:55 am (#1095 of 2004)

G'day everyone, although I go by the name of Crooky, my real name is Anna. I just want to express how very impressed I am with the Lexicon site. I live in Canberra, Australia (the nation's capital - for those unaware we're like Washington DC) with my two kids, two dogs and a cat (Crookshanks of course - what else would you call a ginger tabby who grew a bottle-brush tail). I'm looking forward to mulling over some ideas and theories with other HP devotees. Cheers and hope to 'see' you on some of the other threads.

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Nidhi - Jul 13, 2004 3:47 am (#1096 of 2004)

Hi everyone I am Nidhi and I'm a 14 yr old girl from India. I just love talking about Harry Potter and my favourite character is Lupin.

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Aeoliano - Jul 13, 2004 11:45 am (#1097 of 2004)

I guess I will repost as did so many others in the previous now-hidden thread...

Aeoliano- Peter Brewer Lost in fog in California Born in a blizzard in upstate NY Occupation: computist

My big burning question about Harry Potter is: What would happen if wizard[s]/witch[s] who come originally from the Muggle world, and were reasonably educated there figure out how to mix Hi-Tech with magic?

Something I think Hermione might be capable of at some point?

-- A.

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Detail Seeker - Jul 14, 2004 8:09 am (#1098 of 2004)

That, Aeoliano, might be worth an own thread - feel free to start this or -better idea, to my mind - post your favourite theory in the Magic vs. Muggle Tools -thread, that has focussed on the use of muggle weapons up to now, but has exhausted this. It could do with a new focus.

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L-A - Jul 14, 2004 4:29 pm (#1099 of 2004)

Hello everyone! I'm brand new to the Forum (in fact, this is the 1st forum of any kind that I've ever joined).

To follow Kip's example: My name's Lee-Ann, I'm 38 and live in Central Virginia, USA. As with many folks who majored in English Literature, my professional occupation has almost nothing to do with what I studied in college; in my case I ended up working for a financial corporation. I'm really looking forward to participating in the awesome discussions you've all been having on the Forum.

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els - Jul 14, 2004 5:06 pm (#1100 of 2004)

Hi, I'm new to this forum and to the world of Harry Potter in general. I just read through all the books a few weeks ago and found JKR world completely fascinating - particularly since she has placed one of the Quidditch teams in my husband's home town - Ballycastle Bats. It's so wonderful to be able to have intelligent discussions with people who have read and enjoyed the books as much as I have.

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Aeoliano - Jul 14, 2004 9:03 pm (#1101 of 2004)

Thank you Detail Seeker. I am not sure I am ready to start my own thread.. but I appreciate your suggestion! I really enjoy the Harry Potter books. I really haven't viewed any of the movies in their entirety. I guess I will buy the DVDs eventually. Unfortunately I read the books from cover-to-cover during plane flights. I am usually a slow reader but I devour these books. I wish they could last longer... and I wish I could be devouring home made eccles cakes that my grandmother used to make whilst reading. I think I would like those much better than any of the treats Harry purchases on the Hogswarts express... ~smiles!

-- A.

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OGF Webmaster - Jul 15, 2004 7:19 am (#1102 of 2004)
Edited Jul 15, 2004 8:21 am

Hi. I am from Ontario, Canada. I've benn a fan of Harry Potter since 2000, when I read the first three books, after receiving them for christmas.

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Elanor - Jul 15, 2004 7:28 am (#1103 of 2004)
Edited Jul 15, 2004 8:30 am

Hello ! My real name is Audrey, I am 31, and I live in France in a small town called Charlieu. I'm a teacher and a real fan of the Harry Potter Universe. I love to read it in english : it is more delightful and really stimulating !

I have just discovered this site and found it really helpfull, complete and "harrypotterish" if I can say that. I especially appreciate the informations about the meaning of the character's names, sometimes difficult to catch when it come from slang.

As a matter of fact, I have a historian training and I am specialize in the 17th and 18th century history, particularly in beliefs and society facts. So, there are some details I think I can add to this marvellous exploration of the wizarding world. I don't know if it is the right place in the forum for that (it is the first forum I join, sorry...) but I go for it :

1) about Luna Lovegood :"luna" can refer to the Moon but this word can also apply to "silver" as it was used in alchemy."luna", at this time, often replaced "silver" in this preparations.

2) about Phineas Nigellus : nigellus means "blackish" in latin, which is perfect for a Black family ancestor !

3) about Albus Dumbledore, it is said that Albus means "white" in latin but it also means "serene" and 'favourable".

4) It is not a surprise that the "t" in Voldemort's name is not to be pronounced, because it comes from the french word "mort" and, in french, you don't pronounce it.

5) About the Avada Kedavra curse, your explanation is very interesting, but you can also notice that the word "kedavra" is phonetically very close to the word "cadavre" in french and, by the way, "cadaver" in latin which means "corps; body". It can't be just a coincidence, what do you think ?

6) Someone presumes that Beauxbatons could be near Marseille, but I think it is a far too crowded region to fit. In book five, Hagrid talks about the region of Dijon, in Burgundy, which could be more suitable as more wild. Just a guess, in fact...

Well, I hope this can be useful (tell me what you think of it !) and that you will forgive my imperfect english... Thanks again for this site, I'm very happy to join it ! Elanor.

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icthestrals - Jul 15, 2004 7:35 am (#1104 of 2004)
Edited Jul 15, 2004 8:35 am

Welcome to all our new members! Enjoy yourselves here. We are all quite friendly. Check out the Potty HQ thread sometime and join the Potties!

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Lars Smedberg - Jul 15, 2004 9:06 am (#1105 of 2004)

To Elanor : Maybe the Marseille-region is too crowded, as you say - but it ought to be some quiet and peaceful place in Southern France where Beauxbatons Academy could be. Since the Beauxbatons students seem to be very unfamiliar with snow and cold, I guess that their school is somewhere in Southern France, near the Mediterranean Coast - I guess it doesn't snow much there, and that the winters there are quite warm ? Or am I wrong ?

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septentrion - Jul 15, 2004 10:17 am (#1106 of 2004)

Hi to new people ! I'm delighted to see more french people coming on board ! I've checked where Charlieu is and I guess you're really in the countryside Elanor ! But I must support Lars about Beauxbâtons location : it must be near the Méditerranean Coast. Could you imagine to wear just robes made of fine silk in November ?

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Padfoot - Jul 15, 2004 10:21 am (#1107 of 2004)

Welcome all new forum members. Have fun exploring all the thread discussions. If you cannot find a topic, try the search button. It is very useful. Enjoy!

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Neldoreth - Jul 15, 2004 1:01 pm (#1108 of 2004)
Edited Jul 15, 2004 2:03 pm

welcome all new members!

Great to have another french girl here, Elanor!

Enjoy our merry discussions all of you

EDIT: concerning Beaubâtons, I have no idea where it could be located, but I was wondering if the movie is going to feature some french with different accents (marseille, alsace etc...) That could be funny!

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Tarantallegra - Jul 15, 2004 10:21 pm (#1109 of 2004)

Well, this being my second post ever (my first is over in the Harry Potter &HbP thread), it may take awhile for my ideas to result words in reality.

My name is Becca, I live in ridiculously humid, hot, and sunny Florida. I am 18 (it feels very strange to say, as I still feel little...). Coincedentally, I turned 18 the day JK Rowling opened her door! Wink I have been reading Harry Potter for a good 6 or 7 years now, and my dad has joined in the fun! My mom works in a library, so she has always brought home fantastic "kids" books, and I think this is where my love of HP started. Try as we might, my dad and I still can't get her to read them, and I will be reading someone's post "DD is the Giant Squid!" for example, and start to talk real fast, and she'll ask me "who are they again?" or "Department of What, honey?" and then I launch into a very long-winded summery of all 5 books... it's just a huge mess! Wink

As for the future, I hope to be a Pharmacist someday soon, although as my love for HP keeps growing, I may need to consider a new Major ( I will be starting my first college term in late August)! We shall see...

I do think it is time for bed, it's 2:17am here, and I have a long, hard day ahead of me: Reading more posts! Cheers!

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Elanor - Jul 15, 2004 10:43 pm (#1110 of 2004)
Edited Jul 15, 2004 11:51 pm

Hello ! Thanks for your answers ! As you say, winters are quite warm in the south of France, but not that warm, it can freeze or snow even near the mediterranean coast, even if it happens more rarely. There are a lot of regions in the south of France which are quite warm and a little more isolated, for exemple some areas in the Vaucluse or Alpes de Haute Provence. As for their silk robes, remember what Mr Weasley says in book five :"Always the same, we can't resist showing off when we get together". So, these robes could be a sort of ceremonial ones they could have worn to impress the other school students, which could explain why the students were so cold. Because, trust me, even near Marseille, they would have worn cloaks by a winter night ! What do you think of it ? I'm also glad there are other french fans here. As Neldoreth must have guessed, I am also a Tolkien's fan : "Elanor" is a flower of Lorien shaped like a star, and the name of Sam Gamgee's first girl too ! Elanor

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Sticky Glue - Jul 16, 2004 1:38 am (#1111 of 2004)

Hi all, my name is Emily Glew. I live in a small town called Opononi, in the north of the North Island of New Zealand.

I'm 40 years old, single parent. This photo was taken at xmas this year, and is of me, my 16 year old son behind me in the middle, and 2 of his friends.

I've been a Harry Potter fan ever since my son was given a book around xmas 96 - Just a pity my son thinks that it's not cool to like Harry Potter when your 16. He won't go and watch the movies in case his friends find out, but as soon as they come out on video, he wants me to buy a copy so he can watch it at home.

I would like to find any other New Zealand Harry Potter fans on this forum

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Lina - Jul 16, 2004 4:36 am (#1112 of 2004)

About the imperfect English: It seems it should be easy to forgive it since there are many of us who are not english speakers. It could be bad for the english speakers to start "speaking" english like us. And by the way, when you write it, nobody can hear your pronunciation...

To Becca: I am 40 and I still feel little - not young but really little. Sometimes I think I should stop feeling like that, but it is just not easy. Maybe for some people it is impossible...

And, since the Potterverse thread is closed, I need to say one other thing: It was my eldest dauther, when she was 7,5 (4 years ago) that wanted to have the HP books (3 at the time). My husband thought it was a good idea, so we gave her the PS/SS as a Christmass present, just before her 8th birthday. She was delighted and she started to read it immediatly. Then I rememberd an older friend of mine who used to give me books when I was a teenager and who once said that she has never given me a book that she didn't read before. I realised that I don't know anything about HP, it's not like giving the Cinderella or Pinocchio, and I have no idea of what is my child reading. So I had to read it too, just to see what I gave her. And that's how I became a HP fan too. greetings to everybody!

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Heikell - Jul 16, 2004 5:06 am (#1113 of 2004)
Edited Jul 16, 2004 6:15 am

Hello I'm Heikell yah i know strange name to be given to a Cuban XD. Well anyways i've read all the Harry Potter books especially the 5th book which is my favorite so far i've read it about 5 times. While i was reading the fifth book i came into some conclusions that Lavender or Parvity or so i think their names are i forget about Parvity's one of them might go out with Harry in the sixth book because they love Harry's Snowy owl that which i think might be a clue since in book 5 when the owl was hurt they said how much they loved his owl.

Some of my other Conclusions are that Arthur Weasley will become the new Minister of Magic if you want more information read the the lasts chapters of Book 4.

Also due to the name of Book 6 i think that harry somehow might be related to Godric Gryffindor, he took out his sword in the Chamber of Secrets and JK Rowling said that Book 2 was probably the biggest hinter of how the books will end.

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anbigin - Jul 16, 2004 5:29 am (#1114 of 2004)
Edited Jul 16, 2004 6:31 am

Welcome everyone but YAY!!!!! more FLORIDA people on the forum:) Hey Tarantallegra, I too live in SUNNY Florida. I'm at FSU at this point in my life but I grew up in SouthCentral Florida. Oh, and Happy belated Birthday! I know what you mean about chatting up a storm on the Potterverse and then people making you slow down and repeat or explain what you've just spent 10 minutes explaining (tis very annonying of them not to know what you're talking about).

Emily you just have to tell your son that there are alot of cute girls his age and college bound that love the HP world.

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Tarantallegra - Jul 16, 2004 5:47 am (#1115 of 2004)

Anbigin, thanks! What are you studying there? Just curious Wink Lina, my dad is, shall we say, no spring chicken, but he is the most youthful person I know, not an old fuddy-duddy, like most. I'm aiming for that when I'm his age (a cool 49)Wink

Welcome everyone, to our hugemongus Harry Potter family!!

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Heikell - Jul 16, 2004 7:28 am (#1116 of 2004)

ohh i also live in florida close to Ft.Myers wow never thought i'd see people from florida

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Tarantallegra - Jul 16, 2004 8:00 am (#1117 of 2004)

Heikell, You have got to be kidding, me too! How obscure is that? Whereabouts, if I may ask? Bec

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anbigin - Jul 16, 2004 8:09 am (#1118 of 2004)
Edited Jul 16, 2004 9:12 am

I'm studying Biochemistry and am almost done, thank goodness:) and I'm originally from the Cape Canaveral area. There are actually quite a few people on the forum that are from Florida - it's quite weird actually.

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icthestrals - Jul 16, 2004 8:28 am (#1119 of 2004)
Edited Jul 16, 2004 9:28 am

Welcome new folks, I too am from Florida quite near anbigin.

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Tarantallegra - Jul 16, 2004 8:54 am (#1120 of 2004)

Wow! Crazy, you know? I'm planning on going to UF, to study pharmacy. I know, I know, we're rival schools, but I don't start until aug 06, because I'm going to stay local for awhile.

There are a lot of people from Florida here, probably because you have to be crazy to go outside for the next 5 months...

Don't ya just love it here... Wink

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Kwikspell - Jul 16, 2004 8:54 am (#1121 of 2004)

Elanor,

Bienvenue! I lived in the Alpes de Haute Provence region for a year (actually, just across the border from Geneva) and I agree it would be very easy to hide a wizarding school in that area. And the weather is mild, especially if you live in a valley and not on a mountain--at least more mild then they are in Scotland. Even if Beauxbatons was "unplottable" like Hogwarts, it would make sense that the schools themselves would appear in less-populated areas, just in case anything escapes.

(Don't worry about your English--it's very good.)

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Gimpy Rickman - Jul 16, 2004 9:08 am (#1122 of 2004)

Hi, I'm new, well, only technically new, I've been lurking here for several months.

I'm a former Californian now living in Maryland, currently in job transition, and not going to tell you how old I am, but I will tell you that I have a healty and happy inner child.

My progression to Potterfandom is outlined in my profile. I'm really bad at this.

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septentrion - Jul 16, 2004 10:02 am (#1123 of 2004)

Eh Kwikspell, are you french or just living there for a year ? If you're french, where are you from ?

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Kattie - Jul 16, 2004 12:42 pm (#1124 of 2004)

Hello ^.^ I'm Kattie [pronounced Cat-EE- such as "like a cat"] and this is my first time on any non-anime forum. A pleasure to meet you all ^_^

I live near Seattle in Washington state and am a high school student attenting college here (16 yrs old). Ah, I also work part time as a child care worker at the local YMCA.

I'm hoping to join the army as a chaplain after college and thus be able to write a lovely war-time novel. ::thinks:: And am very much in love with Snape ^_^

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drippan - Jul 16, 2004 6:51 pm (#1125 of 2004)

Well, I figure it's time to introduce myself.

My nickname is DripPan. This has been my nickname since 1981 when my fellow Marines saw that I was constantly greasy and oily from working on helicopters. A "drip pan" is what we used under the aircraft to catch the oil. So, there forth. the nickname.

My real name is Dan and I am 45 years old. I am a grandpa with two very loving grandchildren (a boy and a girl). I am in the auto business now and love what I do. I work in an auto parts store and it's like a kid going in a candy store everytime I go to work!

I might be 45 but I have a young kids heart. I love having lots of fun with my kids and the grandkids. I love to travel also.

My favorite saying is "It's mandatory to grow old but optional to grow up!"

I got started in the HP series when I hernia'd a disc in my neck. My sister knew how much I loved to read so she bought me the first 3 books. I bought the 4th in hard cover after reading the first 3.

I have re-read the series 4 times and am contemplating reading them a 5th time after reading this forum through other peoples eyes!

I am quite interested in other peoples theories but also my own. The Lexicon has opened my eyes to explore the HP world in a different view.

I am still quite opinionated when I see something that is black and white but am quite opened when just a twinge of information contradicts what is going on in my mind! R/Hr relationship is up in the air at the moment and I have currently checked myself into St Mungo's psycho ward while pondering that situation........

Well, that's it!

DripPan

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Heikell - Jul 16, 2004 6:59 pm (#1126 of 2004)

if ur asking my wereabouts it's in Lehigh Acres east of Ft.Myers and fastest growin place in the U.S.

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Chris. - Jul 16, 2004 7:06 pm (#1127 of 2004)

Welcome to the Forum, DripPan!

It's been nearly seven months since I joined the Forum, so I thought I would say thank you again to the people who first welcomed me to the Forum family on the 3rd of January. Seems such a long time ago!

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The giant squid - Jul 16, 2004 10:55 pm (#1128 of 2004)

My favorite saying is "It's mandatory to grow old but optional to grow up!"

Drip Pan, I've been using a similar phrase ("I may grow old but I refuse to grow up") for quite some time myself. Another favorite of mine is "Maturity is overrated." Smile

Tarantallegra, I'm not from Florida, but I still feel some connection to you...perhaps it has something to do with the second line of your name? Wink

--Mike

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Elanor - Jul 16, 2004 11:27 pm (#1129 of 2004)
Edited Jul 17, 2004 12:29 am

As a famous mirror has said : "That's the spirit dear...".

My favourite saying is "On ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur, l'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux." (Antoine de St Exupéry). It is very difficult to translate, but it means : only your heart can truly see, eyes can't see what really matters, the main thing. (please forgive me Antoine...).

I also like some Yoda's sayings by the way, but I'm sure you already know them, don't you?

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septentrion - Jul 17, 2004 1:10 am (#1130 of 2004)

Elanor, you could join us on the chat/greetings thread. There you could discuss your favorite sayings. So see you soon there...

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Pinky - Jul 17, 2004 3:36 am (#1131 of 2004)

Welcome to everyone here! My goodness, but we are attracting a lot of new members. Heikell, just wanted to remind you that when posting on this forum, we ask that you please capitalize (at the beginning of a sentence, the word "I", etc), and not use netspeak (like "ur" for "you are" or "you're"). I hope to get to know all of you over on the Chat and Greetings thread!

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Kwikspell - Jul 17, 2004 8:28 am (#1132 of 2004)

Septentrion,

I'm American--just lived in France for the one year, but loved it and would happily move back.

Welcome to all the new members!

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Luke E.A. Lockhart - Jul 17, 2004 12:39 pm (#1133 of 2004)

Hello everyone. I'm a Harry Potter fan who likes to analyze stories in great detail. I don't really believe most of the elaborate theories I read about the books, because J.K. Rowling isn't big on moral complexity or surprises, but I think they're really cool. Especially ones involving vampires.

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Chris. - Jul 17, 2004 12:43 pm (#1134 of 2004)
Edited Jul 17, 2004 1:43 pm

Welcome to the Forum, Luke.

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Luke E.A. Lockhart - Jul 17, 2004 2:39 pm (#1135 of 2004)

By the way, my name really is Lockhart - it's not derived from the books. Why would I name myself after that guy anyway?

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Redneck7 CO - Jul 17, 2004 6:12 pm (#1136 of 2004)
Edited Jul 17, 2004 7:33 pm

Hello, My name is Jim, I am 23 and currently a Masters Candidate in accounting at Colorado State University. I currently live in Ft. Collins, Colorado

I have been a Harry Potter fan several years and also like the works of Douglas Adams, Dan Brown, and Clive Cussler.

As far as my screen name goes, I know its a bit..., but it was a nickname I picked up my freshman year in college.

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Aisha Ahsia - Jul 18, 2004 11:16 am (#1137 of 2004)

Hi my name is Aisha. I am a nearly 16 years old Indian girl, but I was born and raised in Norway. I haven't quite figured out how to use this forum yet, but I hope I'll learn quick. Anyway, I've been rather obsessed with Harry Potter for some years now, and was very pleased to see a forum full of people just like myself. I have been reading your posts for some weeks, and thought I should join myself. I look forward to discussing our beloved Harry with all of you!

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Hector Flores - Jul 18, 2004 2:11 pm (#1138 of 2004)

Hi everybody: My name is Hector Flores, I´m a 27 year-old JKRowling Harry Potter Series Fan. I live in Guatemala and started reading the books since I was 25. Before that I used to hear about them and thought to myself "what a waste of time!" but luckily this freind of mine said to me I should read them. And since then I have had really good times reading and re-reading the books. It´s nice to be participating in this forum with all of you. Thank you.

Hector Flores

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S.E. Jones - Jul 18, 2004 5:11 pm (#1139 of 2004)

Welcome to all the new members!

Aisha, if you are having any problems using the forum, you might try the 'Navigating the Forum' thread. It has all the basic forum functions on it.

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Professor V - Jul 19, 2004 12:05 am (#1140 of 2004)

Hi everyone! I am a junior high science teacher and I live in Jacksonville, Illinois. I became a Harry Potter fan a few months before the Goblet of Fire was released. Since then I have enjoyed discussing them with my friends, family, and my students. For the last few weeks I have been reading your threads, you all sure keep a girl on her toes. I'm looking forward to school starting again in a month, so that I can share your theories with my students and hopefully I will be able to persuade some of them to share their theories with you.

Ruby

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Ozymandias - Jul 19, 2004 12:30 am (#1141 of 2004)

Welcome, welcome, welcome all!

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Elanor - Jul 19, 2004 6:51 am (#1142 of 2004)
Edited Jul 19, 2004 7:51 am

Hello Professor V. ! Welcome to another teacher ! I first teached history to older students, but now I work in an elementary school. I prefer it because I think teaching how to read and, by the way, enjoy yourself doing it, is one of the most important things in life. And it is a constant challenge too. Now, in France, children have to study foreign languages in elementary school too, so I also teach english to them, and you must have guessed that I often introduce some bits of the H.Potter's magic in it ! My philosophy is: when you have fun doing something, you do it better ! And it works for pupils AND teachers as well ! I think it is the best way to make children really wanting to learn, don't you think so?

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ungoodthinkful - Jul 19, 2004 9:02 am (#1143 of 2004)

Hello, all. My name is Chelle, and I'm a 19-year-old university student who has recently fallen completely in love with the HP series after years of resisting. I live in Saskatoon, SK with my partner and two guinea pigs. I work with gay and lesbian youth part-time, and spend the rest of my time doing schoolwork, playing the double bass, reading, writing and spending time with family and friends.

Wow. I'm so boring. Wink Sorry! --- Chelle

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Lupin is Lupin. Natch. - Jul 19, 2004 10:27 am (#1144 of 2004)
Edited Jul 19, 2004 11:43 am

Wow. I'm so boring. Wink Sorry! --- Chelle

Oh, Chelle! I smiled to myself when I read that. Nothing ties my tongue faster than being asked what I like to do. I always sound hopelessly boring to myself. (Goodness, perhaps to others as well ).

Welcome to the forum.

EDIT: I just realized that if Jim cruises this thread and reads what I said about being boring, I'm a dead man. Oh well, the shot is there for the taking Jim.

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Professor V - Jul 19, 2004 10:54 am (#1145 of 2004)

Elanor - Thanks for the welcome. I totally agree with you. When you make something fun, kids forget that they are learning and that its supposed to be torture. I am often amazed at the discussions my students and I get into about the different books we've read, everything from your basic plot devices and character profiles to what they can learn about themselves in what they've read. I would love to hear more about what you teach.

It's great to meet you all. Ruby

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Padfoot - Jul 19, 2004 11:35 am (#1146 of 2004)

Welcome all new members! Welcome

Redneck7 CO, I went to CSU too. Currently live in Denver. There seem to be more and more members from Colorado joining. Pretty soon we will need a forum gathering so we can all meet!

Drip Pan, I wondered where your name came from. My dad flies helicopters and has for the last 30 odd years. Wasn't a Marine though, was in the Army way back when.

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Catherine - Jul 19, 2004 11:36 am (#1147 of 2004)

Welcome, new members! See you around, I hope.

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Hoggy Warty Hogwarts - Jul 19, 2004 11:43 am (#1148 of 2004)

Hello, to all Lexicon forum members. I have been in read-only for a while, and now have finally joined. I am a large fan of J.K. Rowling's series, and a lesser fan of the movies, though I will always be a Tolkien fan at heart. (I am present on ringzone.net, tolkienonline, theonering.net, warofthering, and isildursheir.)

I am pretty much computer illiterate, except for html, which I have shown some proficiency in, and have designed a web-page using html for a school project.

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Chris. - Jul 19, 2004 11:52 am (#1149 of 2004)

Baby Norbert, welcome to the Forum!

I, too, am a LOTR fanatic, but as so many things have been explained about the books, there's no need to speculate!

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Nicholas Xylas - Jul 19, 2004 12:06 pm (#1150 of 2004)

My name is Nick Xylas. Like JKR, I was born on the north fringe of Bristol, in Patchway (about 8 miles from Yate and near the Rolls-Royce factory where Pa Rowling used to work). I now live on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina with my American wife Joanna. I am 37 years old next Monday, so if, as The Onion puts it, "Harry Potter appeals to children and sad, middle-aged weirdos alike", I suppose that puts me in the latter category!

I came to the books very recently. I saw the films first and thought they were OK, but nothing special, and was very upset when PS/SS beat my beloved Lord of the Rings at the box office. But Joanna and I recently went on a long car trip to Ohio for a family wedding, and we passed the time by listening to the audio books of SS and CS as read by Jim Dale. Now I know what all the fuss is about! You really have to read (or in my case, hear) JKR's prose to understand why Harry enjoys such a following, I think.
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Stringer - Jul 19, 2004 12:29 pm (#1151 of 2004)

Hi forum members! My name is Jenny, I am a 30 year old mother of three, part-time nurse, and Harry Potter addict. I'm glad I'm not the only 30 year old!

I lurked around this forum for a while, and finally joined. I have learned so much, and I am looking forward to learning more! I must comment on the kindness of all the posters. Sometimes I have messed up my facts and theories, and others have helped me along. No one bites your head off, how refreshing!

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icthestrals - Jul 19, 2004 12:33 pm (#1152 of 2004)

Welcome newcomers! We are very friendly around here. Enjoy yourselves. Stringer, you are by far not alone. Quite a few of us are in our 30s and very proud to be addicts!!

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potterfan79 - Jul 19, 2004 1:08 pm (#1153 of 2004)

Hello all! I'm a 25 year old music teacher and a die-hard Harry Potter fan as evident by my user name. I live in Connecticut but I'm originally from West Virginia. I am such a fan that I cannot believe I haven't found this place sooner. I was trying to find any news about when the next book will come out and I discovered JKR's website. It's so awesome and when I checked out the fan sites I found this place. Hey, congrats on the award for best fan site!

It's so great to read when other people think about Harry Potter and what may come in the final 2 books. However, the task of trying to read as many of the theories, ideas, and comments on this forum is really difficult, but really interesting. Anyway it's really great to communicate with such interesting fans of the books so thanks people. Smile

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mike miller - Jul 19, 2004 4:00 pm (#1154 of 2004)

Welcome to all new members of the Forum! Glad to hear that many are coming out of "Read-Only" to join the fun. Our family is sure growing across the globe.

Please check out some of the threads where Forum Gatherings are being discussed. I went to one in Pennsylvania and had a great time!

Have a look around, take advantage of the "Search" feature and let us hear what you have to say.

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Julia. - Jul 19, 2004 6:18 pm (#1155 of 2004)
Edited Jul 19, 2004 7:20 pm

Welcome to all new members! I very much look forward to hearing all your theories and such about the Potterverse.

Potterfan79, you get a special welcome from me because you're in Connecticut. I am in CT as well. I live in New Haven, but during the school year I live in Storrs as I go to UConn. (GO HUSKIES!!)Where abouts are you?

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Neldoreth - Jul 19, 2004 11:32 pm (#1156 of 2004)

My goodness! I take a few days off, and about 20 new members arrive! Welcome to you, enjoy our merry discussions !

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Sir Tornado - Jul 20, 2004 2:24 am (#1157 of 2004)

Welcome to all new members.

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boop - Jul 20, 2004 3:16 am (#1158 of 2004)

I would like to welcome each and every one of our new members to this forum. This is great group of people, and it won't take long for you to see that. There is lots of ideas, but we always look forward to new ones. So please share them with us. Make sure you check the chat thread and also stop by the chat room some evening. We look forward to getting to know you. Most important of all have lots of fun here.

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drippan - Jul 20, 2004 3:56 am (#1159 of 2004)
Edited Jul 20, 2004 5:00 am

Nicholas Xylas, "I now live on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina"

Hello neighbor!! I live in Beaufort, SC which is only about 20 minutes away driving or 5 minutes away if I take my boat across the river.....

BTW, I feel old after seeing all these 30 years old's posting about how they feel about HP and their age. I'm 45 and a Marine!! How macho is that?!

Anybody know how old the oldest member is (and please don't let it be me)?

DripPan

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boop - Jul 20, 2004 4:55 am (#1160 of 2004)

hehehe DripPan your not the oldest so don't worry and I am not far behind you will be 44 next month

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Mundane Madness - Jul 20, 2004 6:16 am (#1161 of 2004)

Hello everyone. I am 14 years of age, I am a male, living in America, and I am a huge Potter fan. I also am a Tolkien fan. I dislike the first two LOTR and Harry Potter movies, mainly because they are untrue to the book, and because too many people I know base there opinions on the movies, not the original book. However, both the third movies rocked.

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potterfan79 - Jul 20, 2004 6:31 am (#1162 of 2004)

Julia, hello it's nice to know of people who are close. I'm in Bristol the headquarters for ESPN, though I don't care to much about sports.

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Lily Potter - Jul 20, 2004 12:06 pm (#1163 of 2004)
Edited Jul 20, 2004 1:09 pm

Hello everyone!

My name is Susan, and I live in BC, Canada where I'm currently a student. I'm happy to go by Lily in posts, Susan actually means Lily in Hebrew. I'm also happy to be representing one of the finest wizards in my opinion Smile Aside from a familiar name, I also share Lily's long red hair. I'm surprised no one chose this name before.

I'm amazed I didn't go looking for a site like this years ago. I'm thoroughly addicted to the books, the movies, anything Harry Potter! I have to admit, and you can ask anyone who knows me well! I have always wanted to be a wizard when I grow up. Since I didn't receive a letter inviting me to a school of wizardry, however, I'm planning on going into teaching maybe High School English, maybe Linguistics; still working on figuring the fine tuning out.

Either way, I am thrilled to have read through some of the forum so far. Your theories are all so neat! I might have envisioned some things happening, but the depth you all put into your foresight is exciting. I look foreward to reading more.

Happy to be here,

Lily

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shepherdess - Jul 20, 2004 12:10 pm (#1164 of 2004)
Edited Jul 20, 2004 1:14 pm

Drippan,

Our head host, Kip Carter is 63(?). Of course, we don't know the ages of all our members, so who knows, there may be older ones. We also have members as young as 12 (younger?). Anyone, regardless of age, is welcome here, as long as they want to seriously discuss HP, and follow the Philosophy of the Forum. The thing that makes this forum so awesome, is that people really think about HP, and even our young members post intelligent, well thought out ideas/opinions/theories. It's a great place.

A big welcome to all our many new members!

Edit: Lily, in the earlier days of the forum, we did have a member who called herself Lily Potter.

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ungoodthinkful - Jul 20, 2004 4:55 pm (#1165 of 2004)

Nothing ties my tongue faster than being asked what I like to do.

Lupin is Lupin, I totally know what you mean... I was just following instructions, though... "let's see... I do this, that and the other, and the rest of the time I do what? Wow, borrrring."

I'm really looking forward to actually getting into the discussion, rather than just lurking. Educate me in the ways of Potter!

Chelle

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Safia - Jul 21, 2004 1:30 am (#1166 of 2004)

Hello all Smile

I've been reading a few threads in these forums and so decided to join - I was going to re-read the books and then join but I'm impatient. It's been quite a while so I'm a little rusty. >_<

I'm 19, South England and been reading Harry Potter ever since I was about 12/13. My favourite characters are Severus Snape, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Ron Weasly and Hermoine Granger.

Some strange information about where I live: An artist who used to paint pictures of the town is called Martin Snape Maybe a relation? And I live on a road which is off (not on) Privett Road (sadly not Drive).

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boop - Jul 21, 2004 2:35 am (#1167 of 2004)

Welcome to the forum Ungoodthinkful, and Safia!!!! This is a very friendly forum, which will not take you long to realize this.. We love hearing new thoughts and ideas so please share. Then some evening stop by the chat room and say hello. We always like to meet new people. The most important thing to remember is have lots of fun here!!!!!

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Explorer89 - Jul 21, 2004 8:32 am (#1168 of 2004)

I'm Miriam, 37, and have been reading Sword and Sorcery type books since I was about 16. I have 3 children. My oldest son is 8, and he has read all the Harry Potter books at least 4 times each. I come to this forum to find out the latest theories for the two of us to discuss.

I had pretty much just taken the books as pure fun until OoP. That one gave me too many questions that I'm dying to have answered. My favorite chapter in the whole series is "Snape's Worst Memory". That turned Snape into a much more sympathetic character for me.

Currently, I am all wound around the axle trying to figure out the truth about Lilly and Petunia. Petunia has me fascinated.

I hope I don't "waste" too much time here Smile

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anbigin - Jul 21, 2004 9:01 am (#1169 of 2004)

Welcome all new peps. Miriam - we try not to think of it as so much of a "waste" as "time well spent"Smile

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Caput Draconis - Jul 21, 2004 4:37 pm (#1170 of 2004)

Very well spent!!

So this is ridiculously late, but Sticky Glue, there's a few (hehe, rhymes) NZ folk about, including one of our oldest members. Search this thread to find a few, in the meantime I'm waving at you from across the Tasman. Oh, and tell your son to embrace his inner geek.

Aprl, anyone with a Dr Lazarus avatar is very welcome. Hehe, especially that shot. Have fun, kids.

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Sticky Glue - Jul 21, 2004 7:18 pm (#1171 of 2004)

Hi Caput, Thanks I'll have to have a look through this thread better. At the moment I'm letting my son go through the teenage boys know everything stage, (do all boys go through this?) No matter how much time any energy I spent with him over the years, he's going through a stage (at least I hope it's a stage?) that women know nothing and mothers know even less. Maybe when he's through this or got kids of his own, well be able to talk about Harry Potter with each other again.

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Prefect Marcus - Jul 21, 2004 7:29 pm (#1172 of 2004)

Sticky Glue,

My sixteen year old daughter is going through the exact same phase.

Marcus

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virgoddess1313- Jul 21, 2004 9:23 pm (#1173 of 2004)

David, it happens to the best of us... even those who have been members for awhile!!

I hope all of you new guys have as much fun here as the rest of us do!!

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drippan - Jul 22, 2004 3:13 am (#1174 of 2004)

Welcome everyone,

Sticky Glue, "At the moment I'm letting my son go through the teenage boys know everything stage, (do all boys go through this?)"

I beleive in women's equality!! Girls go through it too!

All my kids are over 18 (the baby is 19 years old). All three of them have tried to make their way in the world. Our experience still does not stop them from trying to make their own changes to the world. No matter what my wife and I tell them, they just won't listen at times......

Sometimes, it's better that they learn from the school of "hard knocks" even though we hate to see them get hurt.

Zhigulii Longbottom, "I'm pleasantly surprised that, at least here, I can "come out of the closet" as an adult Potter fan: yay!!"

You'd be surprised how many people out there are HP fans!! I'm 45 and an ex-Marine. When I see a book that is well written, I try to share it with other people to get them to read. My wife, who never reads, has even read the series!!!

I'm not afraid of mentioning that I read HP. As a matter of fact, after a lot of my co-workers saw the movies, they had more questions for me. Some have actually borrowed my books (had to take anti-depressants during this time frame).

Yep! I'm the worst of all the addicts at work and at home, but stand proud of that fact!

DripPan

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boop - Jul 22, 2004 3:32 am (#1175 of 2004)

David, Welcome to the forum. Yes there are all age groups here. We look forward to hearing your ideas. We are very friendly group too which if you check out the chat thread you will find this out fast. If you get the chance stop by the chat room some evening and say hello. We always look forward to meet new members. Most important thing to remember is have lots of fun.

Drip Pan, its so true about our kids. Good about turning coworkers into Harry Potter fans now just get them to come here next.

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Lars Smedberg - Jul 22, 2004 6:19 am (#1176 of 2004)

I'm sorry if I step on somebody's toes, but I just want to remind all you self-pitying parents of teenagers, that there is a BIG difference between thinking you know everything and doubting that your parents know everything; that's not the same thing. But you parents seem to have a tendency to simplify things; either your kids think that YOU are perfect and know everything best OR they think that they themselves know everything and that their parents know nothing - and if they just once doubt that their parents are perfect, they are automatically placed in the later group...

I don't think I thought I knew everything when I was a teenager (I'm 38 now) but I certainly considered myself much more humble than my parents; I only thought I know what was best for ME, not for anyone else, but THEY were so self-righteous that they thought they knew what was best for OTHER people too...

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Ania - Jul 22, 2004 2:45 pm (#1177 of 2004)

Hi everyone!

My name is actually Ania, I'm 25 and I live in Poland. I finished my university last year, worked for a while and I'm out looking for a job again Smile

I like Harry Potter books obviously, Jane Austen as well, and British sense of humour on the whole. Really glad to be here, and to find a place that will ease my pain in waiting for the book 6...

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Neldoreth - Jul 22, 2004 11:48 pm (#1178 of 2004)

Welcome Ania and all the others that joined the last days! I wonder if Ania is the first member from Poland! anyway, enjoy our merry discussions!

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Prefect Marcus - Jul 23, 2004 4:44 am (#1179 of 2004)

Welcome Ania. You will find a number of Austen fans here, myself included, which isn't surprizing. Rowling has stated that Jane Austen is her favorite author.

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Ania - Jul 23, 2004 8:50 pm (#1180 of 2004)

Thanks guys!

Actually, I found this forum, maybe not directly, but thanks to RoP page.

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bluemonkey - Jul 24, 2004 4:18 pm (#1181 of 2004)

Hi everybody! I'm a 20-year old female from Virginia. I am a Latin/Classics major and enjoy all the classical references in the books. The dork in me enjoys it!Smile I'm obviously a big fan of HP! This is my second day of posting, although I have been observing for awhile now. I'm glad I found this site, my parents are getting tired of hearing me talk about HP all the time. I look forward to chatting with everyone!

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Mrs. Sirius Black - Jul 24, 2004 9:21 pm (#1182 of 2004)

Hello everyone! I've been lurking around this forum for awhile now, and finally upgraded to the 'participant' status. I might end up changing my user name before the end, however, as it seems my late husband may have had several other wives on the board before me. Are there no marriage laws in the wizarding world, I ask you? Wink For the time being, just call me Meg.

As for my background, I'm a 23 year old recent college graduate who is still seeking her purpose in life. I'd like to return to school one day, but in the meantime am living in my hometown of Pittsburgh. My dream is to eventually move back to London, where I spent some of the happiest moments of my life while living/working there for a semester abroad.

I was overjoyed to find a place on the web where I can feed my Harry Potter obsession without feeling guilty! My family is tired of my prognostications, I'm sure. I look forward to future discussions about possible theories with all of you.

As a random factoid/ice breaker related to Harry Potter, I once was on a plane with Professor Sprout (Miriam Margolyes) en route to Amsterdam. I always thought this a very fitting destination for Hogwart's resident 'herbologist' Smile

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Good Evans - Jul 25, 2004 12:54 pm (#1183 of 2004)

Hello everyone.

I am 35 female, living in Sussex England, I work in Surrey (not far from little whinging!). From my username I hope you see I have a sense of humour (for the non english "Good Heavens" is an exclamation of surprise and by dropping the "H" it is a typical colloquialism and of course links in with Lily and the world of HP) For those who realised that - sorry! Started reading Potter when my step son was 8 and his english teacher encouraged us to read with him. I am now the lunatic in the house that queues up at midnight for the new release! Love the books and when I read them to the kids (bearing in mind oldest is now 15) I still do all the voices. My claim to Potter fame - I did a reading from GoF for my local bookshop on release day. It was great!!

I like this forum as it is grown up thoughts (of all ages)about the books and related stuff unlike some of the other sites. Thanks guys!

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Dr Filibuster - Jul 25, 2004 3:32 pm (#1184 of 2004)

Good Evans your name made me laugh. Well actually I was still laughing from Mrs Sirius Black's Amsterdam quip!

I'm looking forward to your posts.

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Hoggy Warty Hogwarts - Jul 25, 2004 3:48 pm (#1185 of 2004)

Hello to all new forum members.

A note, I changed my username from 'Baby Norbert' roughly five minutes ago to this.

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Pinky - Jul 25, 2004 4:21 pm (#1186 of 2004)

Baby Hoggy Warty Norbert Hogwarts, you may want to consider putting "Baby Norbert" in your 2nd line of information for a little while so that people who know you can get used to the new name. Not everyone reads this thread, or is able to remember what they have read!

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Mark Evans - Jul 25, 2004 5:27 pm (#1187 of 2004)

Hi everybody,

I'm just kind of a regular guy, just a nobody really.

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Pinky - Jul 25, 2004 5:42 pm (#1188 of 2004)

!!!!!!!ROFL!!!!!!!! Welcome, Mark Evans! You will find many friends here, who believe that you truly are somebody!

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The giant squid - Jul 26, 2004 12:49 am (#1189 of 2004)

Mark Evans, I hope you're not too much of a regular guy. We're all a little irregular here, so don't be afraid to show your quirky side if you feel the urge.

As for your cousin, Good Evans... Wink That's some of the irregularity I mentioned. I have a feeling I'll be chuckling a lot when I see that username.

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boop - Jul 26, 2004 5:19 am (#1190 of 2004)

Welcome Mark and Good Evans, hehehe We think of everyone here as being important. Have a good time. Cant wait to read what your thoughts are. If you get the chance some evening stop by the chat room and say hi. We always look forward to talking with you. This is a great group of people, if you just read some of the chat thread you will see that right away.

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Tortishell - Jul 26, 2004 9:37 am (#1191 of 2004)

Hello

I'm new and still getting the hang of this. I'm female from Scotland in the UK and I'm 26 and naturally a huge Harry Potter fan. I'm really looking forward to sharing lots of theories with people !

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Hoggy Warty Hogwarts - Jul 26, 2004 12:35 pm (#1192 of 2004)
Edited Jul 26, 2004 1:36 pm

Okay, thanks for the advice Pinky.

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Solitaire - Jul 27, 2004 12:48 am (#1193 of 2004)

After lurking around the Forum for a few weeks, I finally decided to register the other night. I've even posted on a few threads besides this one.

I really enjoy the respectful tone and intelligent discussion on this board. I look forward to getting to know you all better, and I only hope I can keep up with you!

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boop - Jul 27, 2004 5:57 am (#1194 of 2004)

Solitaire, Welcome to the best most friendly family forum out there. We love hearing new ideas, and look forward to reading yours. The best way to get around this forum is pick the threads that interest you the most. Keep up with them, unless you have lots of time to read all the threads. Stop by the chat thread and, it won't take you long to see how much support you can get if needed. Some evening stop by the chat room and say Hi. We love to get to know you better. The most important thing to remember most is have lots of fun.

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centauriffic - Jul 27, 2004 2:01 pm (#1195 of 2004)

I always loved Harry Potter, and as a naturally curious (and perhaps slightly obsessive) person, I have also loved this forum!

I offered my first post the other day on the anagram thread, and decided I should introduce myself formally. Hope I add something fun and meaningful to your wonderful discussions!

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TomProffitt - Jul 27, 2004 2:22 pm (#1196 of 2004)

Hey y'all,

I've been posting for a couple of days, and reading the posts a bit longer. I've still got a few threads to work through.

I'm 40, from Virginia, and a pressman by trade. (The US versions of HP are printed across town by a different company.)

Among my many hobbies are games (computer games, board games, card games, whatever), reading, following politics (although I'm getting really sick of it lately), and writing. TomProffitt is my pseudonym, my real name being the same as boring 19th century poet I had to read in high school. As far as the writing goes I'm still in the stage (as JKR puts it) of throwing the bad stuff in the bin.

I'm pretty outspoken and opinionated. I try to be open minded by I like to see proof. If I offend anyone let me know and I will apologize, I'm here for fun and don't want to spoil anyone else's fun.

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Magika - Jul 27, 2004 2:25 pm (#1197 of 2004)
Edited Jul 27, 2004 3:31 pm

Well, I've actually been around for a couple of weeks, but I've only just now discovered this thread!

Well, I live in Norway. I am 18 years old. I work in a photo laboratory, Kodak, for the summer. In august I'll be attending my last year in Norwegian "high school". My dream above all dreams is to become a writer. My first book is currently being published, and I'm very excited...

Well, that's a little bit about me...

-Si-

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Catherine - Jul 27, 2004 2:32 pm (#1198 of 2004)
Edited Jul 27, 2004 3:33 pm

Hi Tom and Centauriffic,

You've come to the right place! Welcome, and I hope that you enjoy it here as much as I do.

Centauriffic, most of us are obsessed, so you should fit right in. Tom, there are many of us who love to speculate, but also are rational and use the text to back up our theories, or to show how someone else's theory needs more work.

See you around the forum!

Edit: Magika posted while I was writing. You are very welcome, too!

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tracie1976 - Jul 27, 2004 3:03 pm (#1199 of 2004)

Welcome to all the new members Have fun posting and chatting

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Luke E.A. Lockhart - Jul 27, 2004 3:12 pm (#1200 of 2004)

Yes, welcome everyone. You've finally found a forum where people use good grammer and punctuation and don't get into flame wars!
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