You Know You're A Harry Potter/Lexicon Fan When...
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You Know You're A Harry Potter/Lexicon Fan When... (Part A)
You Know You're A Harry Potter/Lexicon Fan When... (Part B)
You Know You're A Harry Potter/Lexicon Fan When... (Part C)
You Know You're A Harry Potter/Lexicon Fan When... (Part D)
Liz Mann - Aug 29, 2003 3:11 pm
Edited by Kip Carter May 27, 2006 6:56 am
On the EZ board, there was a You Know You're a Harry Potter Fan When thread and a You Know You're A Lexicon Fan When thread. I've decided to combine the two.
YKYALFW coming back to the WX forum really does feel strangely like coming home.
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mischa fan - Aug 29, 2003 4:50 pm (#1 of 2936)
YKYALFW...You are happy there is a You Know You're A Harry Potter/Lexicon Fan When... Thread.
Sly Girl - Aug 29, 2003 6:30 pm (#2 of 2936)
hehe You know you're an HP fan AND a Lexicon fan, when you set your clock to go off at noon, so you don't forget to swing by the forum.
Carina - Aug 29, 2003 6:33 pm (#3 of 2936)
Can I just say how much I missed this place? *wipes away tears of joy*
YKYAHPF when the first thing you do right after work is come on line and get excited to see over 100 new posts!
Haggis and Irn Bru - Aug 30, 2003 3:11 am (#4 of 2936)
You know your a fan when you popped into the forum constantly before 12 to see if there was anything new. When the first came up you were bouncing in your chair and still are.
Denise P. - Aug 30, 2003 6:47 am (#5 of 2936)
you search the web for animated clipart so you can wish Sam a.....
Madam Poppy - Aug 30, 2003 12:23 pm (#6 of 2936)
Edited by Aug 30, 2003 12:28 pm
You know you're a fan when you wish you could hop a plane to go visit a person you've never met, so you can wish them a Happy Birthday. *Here's a hug and a present Sam* Hope you have a nice day!
Liz Mann - Aug 30, 2003 2:54 pm (#7 of 2936)
Yeah, Happy Birthday, Sam!
I posted this on the last ezboard forum, but... when you hear a member say they're making a Harry Potter skarf and decide to learn to knit and start up your own 'business' making and selling them (then after a while decide you really want to buy a knitting machine!)
Gina R Snape - Aug 30, 2003 4:17 pm (#8 of 2936)
YK... when you start making your own t-shirts. I've got about 1/2 a dozen now.
YK...when you search out your own quotes from the EZBoard to repost them here, because somehow it "counts" now.
Doris Crockford - Aug 30, 2003 6:53 pm (#9 of 2936)
...when you realize that school starts on September 2nd, you think "That's the day that Harry always starts classes". But then you realize that you won't be able to come to the forum as much.
...when you dream about Harry Potter every night. Last night it was Thestrals. Man, are those things creepy.
mischa fan - Aug 30, 2003 7:09 pm (#10 of 2936)
...when you know the name of Snape's wife is Gina.
Miss Granger - Aug 30, 2003 8:34 pm (#11 of 2936)
you know you are a HP/Lexicon Fan when you see the e-mail that the Lexicon forum is back up and jump up for joy!
Gina R Snape - Aug 30, 2003 8:35 pm (#12 of 2936)
Ha ha ha ha ha Oh, thanks Mischa Fan! :wipes tear, stll laughing:
Oh, and regarding your question on the dark mark. Let's just say he goes to great lengths to keep others from seeing it. Even the closest of married couples have their secrets, no?
YK... when you are trying to finish the syllabus for your OWN class and start to empathize with what the Hogwarts faculty must go through every year around this time... (Perhaps that's how Severus and I bonded).
rettoP yrraH - Aug 30, 2003 9:53 pm (#13 of 2936)
when you say 'who needs a birthday party at home? I got one here!!!
Desiderata~D~Severus - Aug 31, 2003 11:27 am (#14 of 2936)
You know you're a HP fan when you eagerly wait for JK dropping the first hints for the sixth book
You know you're a Lexicon fan when you start dreaming about the theories posted on this forum
Liz Mann - Aug 31, 2003 1:13 pm (#15 of 2936)
I'm sure I drempt about Harry Potter recently but I can't remember what happened. It's so annoying when you're having an interesting dream, wake up and can't remember it.
J-D - Sep 1, 2003 7:04 am (#16 of 2936)
When you Memorized the movie word for word
Marie E. - Sep 1, 2003 9:15 am (#17 of 2936)
When you read about a football player getting shot in the buttocks and your first thought is Mad Eye Moody.
Liz Mann - Sep 1, 2003 10:18 am (#18 of 2936)
Marie E, I really like your portrait.
Mare - Sep 1, 2003 3:10 pm (#19 of 2936)
When you have worked 40 hours in three days, haven't slept in 24 hours (snoozing in the train doesn't count, right...?) and when you come home, you don't go straight to bed, you don't start with hanging out your, still wet, tent and you don't go grab breakfast. Instead you throw your bags in the middle of your room and go straight for your computer to check the Lexicon Forum. It's nice to be home!!!!
And a belated happy birthday wish for Sam! I wish I could give you some birthday cake, but since you probable start throwing it, just wishes have to do
Liz Mann - Sep 1, 2003 5:07 pm (#20 of 2936)
Wow! You really are Lexicon mad, Mare.
Liz Mann - Sep 1, 2003 5:43 pm (#21 of 2936)
You know you're a Lexicon fan when you're on the forum at 1.43 in the morning GMT.
The Great Abbycadabra - Sep 1, 2003 8:20 pm (#22 of 2936)
. . .when you know you shouldn't get on the internet when you have to get up early the next morning, but you simply can't not check in at the Lexicon.
Lorri23 - Sep 2, 2003 12:45 pm (#23 of 2936)
... when you name your three cacti Harry, Ron and Hermione.
megfox - Sep 2, 2003 5:56 pm (#24 of 2936)
Hey, SlyGirl, I saw a person driving a car today with the license plate "SLYGRLS", and I looked to see if it was you...
...and then I remember that I don't actually know what you look like...
...and that you don't actually live anywhere close to Maine...
...and then I got bummed out...
Jesspy - Sep 2, 2003 6:40 pm (#25 of 2936)
When your female but dream you are actually Harry, and instead of designing a bridge for my engineering degree I read this instead.....ooops more bads marks for me. I wonder if I can get a job to do with Harry not engineering
Gina R Snape - Sep 2, 2003 8:29 pm (#26 of 2936)
...when you go to bed at night thinking "ok, only 390 posts I haven't read yet" and the next night find there are almost 800 posts you haven't read yet and think "800 posts?! What was I doing wasting all this time I wasn't on the Lex?"
Also, when you fail your original goal to read the entire lexicon forum the first time 'round, and promise yourself not to let unread posts ever get over 1,000...
stillramona - Sep 2, 2003 9:07 pm (#27 of 2936)
...when you look at a tv listing for a program called "The Magic of Bogart," and wonder why the proof reader was sleeping...
Marie E. - Sep 3, 2003 10:51 am (#28 of 2936)
Thanks, Liz. She's a big tall, I think I'll shrink her a bit tonight.
...when you are trying to figure out a HP license plate combo with a friend and your husband calls you sad when he realizes you are serious. Of course, I'm serious.
Liz Mann - Sep 3, 2003 12:18 pm (#29 of 2936)
...when you buy a light up wand.
...when you go to see The Lion King musical and part way through the second half Rafiki suddenly reminds you of Luna.
...when while watching The Lion King you start waiting for it to end so you can go to Hamleys and buy a light up wand so you can post something on the YKYAHPFW thread!
Denise S. - Sep 3, 2003 4:16 pm (#30 of 2936)
YKYAHPFW your favorite posts are on this thread.
YKYAHPFW you are willing to track down the other YKYAHPFW posts from various other boards.
Btw, if it's okay with everyone else/Kip & Co., can I go ahead and do it?
Sly Girl - Sep 4, 2003 12:33 am (#31 of 2936)
>Hey, SlyGirl, I saw a person driving a car today with the license plate "SLYGRLS", and I looked to see if it was you... ...and then I remember that I don't actually know what you look like... ...and that you don't actually live anywhere close to Maine... ...and then I got bummed out... <<
ROFL! That's great, Meg.
OkieAngel - Sep 4, 2003 1:54 am (#32 of 2936)
I'm struggling to learn bits of HTML so my posts will be nifty neato looking, even though it's 3:30 in the am...
Liz Mann - Sep 4, 2003 12:35 pm (#33 of 2936)
Hey, OkieAngel, where did you get those smilies from?
erinthestrange87 - Sep 4, 2003 5:58 pm (#34 of 2936)
... when your studying order of operations in math and think it's cool because it reminds you or Order of the Pheonix
... when instead of doing your math haomework you are daydreaming about including yourself in the Harry Potter universe
... when you look of HP portraits on the Sugar Quill and tape them all to your assignment notebook when your freinds have pictures of ACTUAL people.
Denise S. - Sep 4, 2003 6:58 pm (#35 of 2936)
Today was the first day of chorale, and so we were told to introduce ourselves and also say something "witty or profound." I proudly told everyone that they should "Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon"--but alas, no one seemed to recognize it!!!
The Great Abbycadabra - Sep 4, 2003 9:22 pm (#36 of 2936)
Aw, Denise! That's horrible. If it makes you feel better, had I been there I'd've understood.
. . .when you make it a point to talk as little as possible in class, but you wind up in the middle of a Harry Potter discussion in your Children's Literature class. Children's literature indeed.
Liz Mann - Sep 5, 2003 9:22 am (#37 of 2936)
That must have been embarassing Denise! Oh well, it's their loss if they haven't read the books.
Professor Kosh - Sep 5, 2003 9:39 pm (#38 of 2936)
When you go through all the discussions, and when you've reached the bottom you hit refresh on the browser just to see if anyone's posted something new!
Denise S. - Sep 6, 2003 12:52 pm (#39 of 2936)
YKYAHPFW, even tho' you know the general world is not as obsessed with HP as you are, you are still shocked when you meet someone who has never read the HP books .
Sly Girl - Sep 6, 2003 2:38 pm (#40 of 2936)
I'm with you Denise. What's wrong with these people?
You know you're a Harry Potter fan when, feeling not a 100% and as though you are coming down with something, you snuggle into bed and watch SS and Cos all day, knowing that any time with those Potter people is time well spent.
Olivia Wood - Sep 6, 2003 3:05 pm (#41 of 2936)
I can maybe understand someone who hasen't ever read the books, since they don't know what they're missing (we were all once one of those people), but recently one of my little sister's friend was telling me that her mom has just finished the fifth book. I was really shocked, it's inconcevable that someone who has actually read the previous books has only finished reading the fifth *for the first time* now, more than two months after it came out, when here I've read it three times and still feel that I'm neglecting my duty as a fan. I don't get it... I guess some people are just impossible to understand. ::shakes head sadly::
Celestina W. - Sep 6, 2003 7:05 pm (#42 of 2936)
YKYAHPFW...you're watching the credits after the movie Gosford Park, and you notice that the cello player's name was James Potter, and your immediate thought is "Hey, cool, I've gotta post that on the forum!"
Sly Girl - Sep 6, 2003 9:49 pm (#43 of 2936)
Olivia- I know a HP fan who hasn't even READ book 5 yet! Yikes. That's just laziness, really. Well, okay, to be fair, he's in a country that doesn't have the book out yet in his own langauge and he's being a stickler.
Liz Mann - Sep 7, 2003 8:55 am (#44 of 2936)
Olivia - maybe she's just a slow reader.
...when you're looking online for stickers to a Harry Potter collection that is now off the shelves. (I've got 116 left! Can you blame me?)
Denise S. - Sep 7, 2003 12:06 pm (#45 of 2936)
YKYAHPLFW, as you read the word "Giant," you automatically read it as "Giant Squid" and have to do a double take.
Sly Girl - Sep 7, 2003 5:15 pm (#46 of 2936)
You know you're a HP fan when you give your Daniel avatar green eyes in hopes of maintaining some sort of continuity...
Denise P. - Sep 7, 2003 5:41 pm (#47 of 2936)
...when your kids are watching "Most Extreme" on Animal Planet and you sit up to pay attention when you hear "Giant Squid" mentioned. (Dumbledore is #3 on the most extreme body part list) Largest eye on the planet...15" diameter. (The better to see you with, my dear)
Miss Malaprop - Sep 8, 2003 1:44 am (#48 of 2936)
...when tears are shed because your Dad demands you remove The Lexicon as the homepage on the family computer. (*sob!*)
Liz Mann - Sep 8, 2003 5:06 pm (#49 of 2936)
...when you're watching Pop Idol and they're asking some of the final 50 questions, and when they ask them what they would do if they had three minutes to live and you immediately think, "Scan through the Harry Potter books."
Professor Kosh - Sep 9, 2003 2:52 am (#50 of 2936)
...when you're put off during a date when she tells you she's never read the books.
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Ladybug220 - Sep 9, 2003 7:53 am (#51 of 2936)
Hehe... Prof Kosh! I have to admit to that one too!
...when you are entering in patient info to the database and wonder if they are related to any of the characters when their last names match any one from the books.
I will just have to marry a man with the last name of Potter, Evans, Granger, Weasley, Lupin, or any other good character in the books.
...when you almost get caught by the boss reading and posting this message!!!
mischa fan - Sep 9, 2003 8:33 am (#52 of 2936)
...when you no longer have a spot on your book shelf for Harry Potter books because they are never on the shelf that long anyway.
Jenny M. - Sep 9, 2003 11:06 am (#53 of 2936)
YKYAHPFW... you post Harry Potter license plate ideas on the Forum for the use of fellow Forumites. Hey, Marie E., have you considered any of these (in my area, plates are limited to seven letters/spaces):
Students: "HRY_PTR" "RN_WSLY" "RONWSLY" "GNYWSLY" "HRMIONE" "FRDNGRG" "CHOCHNG"
Faculty: "DUMBLDR" "DMBLDOR" "MCGNAGL" "RMSLUPN" "SVRSSNP"
Houses: "GRFNDOR" "SLYTHRN" "HFLPUFF" "RVNCLAW"
Places: "HGWARTS" "HGSMEDE" "PLTF934"
Other Adults: "JMSLILY" "SIRIUSB" "MOONY" "WRMTAIL" "PADFOOT" "PRONGS"
azi - Sep 9, 2003 12:47 pm (#54 of 2936)
When you see a random guy who says 'hi' to you, wonder who he is, and then realise he has a Harry Potter folder!
When you go on the German exchange and there's a guy who looks like Harry Potter and insist on taking photos because of it!
Gina R Snape - Sep 9, 2003 1:57 pm (#55 of 2936)
...when you include an HP-related cartoon in your course syllabus because you can.
...when you read an article about Bloomsbury anticipating the most OoP sales to come at Christmas and your first thought is "Are you kidding?! I can't believe there will be any books LEFT by Christmas!"
Madam Poppy - Sep 9, 2003 4:22 pm (#56 of 2936)
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Gina, I can't believe that anyone has not read the book yet!
Ladybug220 - Sep 9, 2003 8:16 pm (#57 of 2936)
Actually, I have a friend that has only read SS and CoS even though she has all 5 books - I know she does since I have been giving her the books. It's such a shame...
mischa fan - Sep 9, 2003 8:44 pm (#58 of 2936)
You know you're a Harry Potter fan when...
... as you are removing staples from the floor after pulling up the carpet, you grab your magic wand and start saying "Accio staples" hoping that will work.
...you have a magic wand to grab.
Carina - Sep 9, 2003 9:01 pm (#59 of 2936)
You give your students extra credit if they read over the summer and double if they read OotP.
Marie E. - Sep 9, 2003 10:26 pm (#60 of 2936)
...when your boss asks for suggestions for telling the two new school buses apart, and you suggest naming them Fred and George. And she agrees!
Thanks, Jenny. My husband thinks I'm kidding. Silly man.
molga parrot - Sep 10, 2003 12:01 pm (#61 of 2936)
When your hamster is called Scabbers, and your pet bird is Hedwig...
Celestina W. - Sep 10, 2003 2:18 pm (#62 of 2936)
...when, in creative writing class, you have to write a story based on a picture, and the picture is of a winged black horse, and you think "Hey, I could write about thestrals!" (But I didn't, because I figured my teacher either wouldn't understand it or wouldn't like it.)
Liz Mann - Sep 10, 2003 2:40 pm (#63 of 2936)
Hey! I was just about to post about something that happened in my creative writing class! What a coincidence!
Anyway, you know you're a Harry Potter fan when you start your second year of creative writing with a different class and your attention is caught by the fact that one of your new class mates is called James Potter.
...when the class is all asked what their favourite book is and you answer Harry Potter. (Someone else did as well, which pleased me. )
Denise S. - Sep 10, 2003 6:58 pm (#64 of 2936)
YKYAHPFW you wish you had Gina Snape as a teacher simply so you could have a Harry Potter-related cartoon on your syllabus.
Liz Man, you actually know someone named James Potter??? Wow...*awe*
Gina R Snape - Sep 10, 2003 7:35 pm (#65 of 2936)
:blush: thanks, Denise!
by the way, I'm thinking about getting a new kitten and I'm trying to decide if/what Harry Potter names would be good. Unfortunately, Severus would be a terrible name for a kitty. Too many s's...it would sound like I'm hissing when I call it!
Hermione Joy - Sep 10, 2003 8:00 pm (#66 of 2936)
YKYAHPFW you are watching TV at your friend's apartment and practically jump out of your chair when you see the name "Sirius" flashed across the screen-only to find out (to your great indignation) that Sirius is also the some type of a stereo system.
...But you really know you're a Harry Potter fan when at the end of the commercial, you see that the company logo is the word SIRIUS with a picture of a dog next to it-and the world seems right again.
Mare - Sep 11, 2003 2:28 am (#67 of 2936)
How about Fluffy? Or Mr tibbles? Or crookshanks (no, poor kitty!)
Gina R Snape - Sep 11, 2003 1:16 pm (#68 of 2936)
Please, nobody suggest Scabbers or Norbert or Mrs. Norris!
schoff - Sep 11, 2003 1:38 pm (#69 of 2936)
...you're late leaving for your Dad's birthday because others are trying to teach you how to italicize, bold, and underline online!
Mare - Sep 11, 2003 2:56 pm (#70 of 2936)
Okay you asked for it Gina! I'm going for the original ones!
Archie, Barnabas the Barmy, Tonks, Hermy, Stubby, Mungo, Bertie, Sir Cadogan, Diggle, Wulfric, Percival (are we feeling sorry for the kitten yet?) Florean, Rubeus (if it's a red one), Luna, Remus or Lupin (call your cat wolf, make sure he get's an identity crisis), MacFusty, McGonagall, Merlin, Tiberius, Ernie, Fabian, Gideon, Quigley, Tom, Gred or Forge, Ginny (I like that one), Fang (for a cute little kitten, why not?), Kneazle, Sphynx.
fidelio - Sep 11, 2003 3:16 pm (#71 of 2936)
Aberforth. But what does the critter look like? Or are you compiling names before acquiring the little beast? Mine have names ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous--but they ahve to have some style, no matter what. Appearances matter so much to cats, after all!
mollis - Sep 11, 2003 3:33 pm (#72 of 2936)
Dobby is a great name for a kitten!
mollis - Sep 11, 2003 3:35 pm (#73 of 2936)
YKYAHPFW you get excited about naming someone else's pet after a Harry Potter character!
Madam Poppy - Sep 11, 2003 7:33 pm (#74 of 2936)
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Schoff, I'm so proud...you get an A+ on your lesson. Sorry you were late. I"ll expect a good grade on your color font test too!
The Great Abbycadabra - Sep 11, 2003 10:51 pm (#75 of 2936)
Hermione Joy! I thought the exact same thing when I saw that Sirius sound system comerical. And everytime I've seen it since, I stop dead in my tracks and look around before realizing that it's not actually HP related. Then I feel sad. Then I go read the books again, and I'm good.
schoff - Sep 12, 2003 12:46 am (#76 of 2936)
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Thanks Madam Poppy! I'm still working on the font and color though. I really didn't have time today to really work on it.
Gina: What about Puff--for Puffskein?
TKYAHPFW you're becoming more computer literate because you're jealous everyone else can make their posts look really cool, and you can't.
Ladybug220 - Sep 12, 2003 10:49 am (#77 of 2936)
You actually seriously consider buying a wand from Alivan's or at least asking for it for Christmas.... (and I am over the age of 18)
Gina R Snape - Sep 12, 2003 10:52 am (#78 of 2936)
No, I haven't gotten the kitten yet. Just thinking about names first. Thanks for the suggestions, everyone!
I kinda like the idea of calling a kitty Lupin, giving it an identity crisis. hee. Florean has a nice ring to it. Will have to see what she looks like. Oddly enough, I was thinking today that Nagini might be a good name. If Slytherin Prefect can have a pet rubber snake named Nagini, I can have a kitty named one!
Oh, and, YKYAHPLFW... you turn to your forum friends for name suggestions and not your real life friends. Haven't asked a single one of 'em for an idea yet. Really.
Ladybug220 - Sep 12, 2003 11:25 am (#79 of 2936)
One of my cats is named Firenze
Liz Mann - Sep 12, 2003 1:14 pm (#80 of 2936)
How about Nymphadora? Or Kingsley Shacklebolt?
Leprechaun Jack! - Sep 12, 2003 2:05 pm (#81 of 2936)
I know it's an EVIL name but how about Bellatrix.
Denise S. - Sep 12, 2003 5:15 pm (#82 of 2936)
YKYAHPFW you hear that one of the streets in you parents' hometown is called "Potter St." and you want to go visit just to take a picture of you and all the books under the sign.
Denise P. - Sep 12, 2003 5:22 pm (#83 of 2936)
when your son gets a package from a Forum member, full of cool HP candies and you plot to get hold of the Basalisk with flashing eyes. (Sekret message to Bashful Bob's daughter...thanks! He loves it all!)
Hem Hem - Sep 12, 2003 5:37 pm (#84 of 2936)
Whatever you name it, Gina, anything but Dung!
How about Errol?
Mare - Sep 12, 2003 5:44 pm (#85 of 2936)
I've got it, i've got it!
Gina R Snape - Sep 12, 2003 6:18 pm (#86 of 2936)
Well, I thought about it today. Would it be wrong to name a kitten after a spell? Cuz I was thinking Lumos might be a nice name for a kitty. Especially if I got one with a really shiny coat and bright colour.
Sassi Fras - Sep 12, 2003 6:25 pm (#87 of 2936)
YKYAHPFW you are walking through the cemetery, see a headstone engraved Daisy and Lytle Evans and automatically think "I wonder if they are Harry's grandparents."
Ladybug220 - Sep 12, 2003 7:47 pm (#88 of 2936)
Gina, that sounds good. What color is this kitty?
Madam Poppy - Sep 12, 2003 8:14 pm (#89 of 2936)
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I read once that you should always try yelling any name before choosing it. (I did that for all my children and actually changed from Daniel to Adam at the last minute because I didn't like yelling Danny. Sorry to any and all Daniels out there.)
I personally like 2 syllable names that end in y for pets.
and of course Harry for a long hair cat ?
schoff - Sep 13, 2003 12:07 am (#90 of 2936)
...your mind has drifted during a lecture, but perk up when she mentions one of the geologists lived at Riddle Lake. Then drift off again until she gets to the good stuff.
Celestina W. - Sep 13, 2003 11:37 am (#91 of 2936)
Gilderoy would be a good name for a cat. And I almost named one of my outdoor kitties Petunia, but I settled on Daisy instead. I recommend having the cat for a little while before you pick a name, just to make sure the name goes with its personality.
Denise S. - Sep 13, 2003 12:07 pm (#92 of 2936)
YKYAHPFW you listen to a lecture on early China, and as you learn that emperors were able to divine the future by reading cracks in bones they heated up, you wonder why they don't practice this form of divination in Hogwarts.
YKYAHPFW you make a note to yourself to ask the prof. what the name of this kind of divination was so that you can post it as misc. Forum Info.
("We're all crazy here...")
Hem Hem - Sep 13, 2003 10:04 pm (#93 of 2936)
YKYAHPFW...you move your computer monitor a few inches over on the desk so as to house all of your HP books on the desk right next to it. There really wasn't any room to put books beside the moniter, but I made it work.
Dumbledore II - Sep 14, 2003 4:06 am (#94 of 2936)
YLYAHPFW ...when you are planning to move in with your boyfriend in a few months and already nag him to get a Computer and an Internet-Connection for you so that you don't miss anything in here.
Ulrikke - Sep 14, 2003 4:45 am (#95 of 2936)
YKYAHPFW ... you dream that you're reading HP6 and when you wake up it takes a while before you realise that JK hasn't even finished writing it yet...
YKYAHPFW ... you're reading 'The Ghosts' by Antonia Barber, read the names Arabella and Fletcher and wonder if JK ever read that book ...
YKYAHPFW ... your teacher mentions Harry Potter once in class and you spend the rest of the lesson thinking about your fanfic.
Liz Mann - Sep 14, 2003 8:03 am (#96 of 2936)
...when you are kinda annoyed that when you post a bit of your fanfics you only get one or two reviews at most. Where is everybody on there???
Gina R Snape - Sep 14, 2003 1:11 pm (#97 of 2936)
Thanks again for the suggestions, everyone. Great idea, Madam Poppy. Especially since I'll wind up yelling the name a lot until the kitty learns the rules!
YKYAHPLFW... you are giving a lecture in class and a student makes a particularly clever comment and you seriously have to restrain yourself from saying "How very Slytherin of you!"
Happened yesterday. :sigh: If my students only knew...
Emily - Sep 14, 2003 1:39 pm (#98 of 2936)
...when you realize that you're not the biggest HP fan out there and have to go mope in you're room till you get over the dissapointment.
Madame Librarian - Sep 14, 2003 3:50 pm (#99 of 2936)
YKY...when in the past you couldn't have cared less if your husband logged you off to check the Yahoo news or some such unimportant thing, and now you shriek at him, "Do you realize I have to log on all over again every time you do that?!! Do you realize how difficult it is to type 'Librarian'?!"
YKY...you think your typing skills are improving while your scroll finger (i.e., from using the little wheelie gizmo on the mouse) is pertetually cramped.
schoff - Sep 14, 2003 3:59 pm (#100 of 2936)
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Madame Librarian - Sep 14, 2003 4:21 pm (#101 of 2936)
schoff, you seem destined to be my Forum guru these days. Thanks for all the help. I'll give the "cookies" thing a try. Ciao. Barb
Denise S. - Sep 14, 2003 6:05 pm (#102 of 2936)
YKYAHPLFW your goal is to be the 100th poster to a thread.
YKYAHPLFW you get disappointed when you're too late .
Dumbledore II - Sep 15, 2003 5:55 am (#103 of 2936)
Go an look for Mare Denise S.!!! I'm pretty sure she can help you in your disappointment!! :-)
Mare - Sep 15, 2003 6:10 am (#104 of 2936)
At first I got all puzzled, but I get it now:
I still hope to find Harry Potter ones somewhere, but till then, how about Nijntje? (that's Miffy for you, I think..)
Dumbledore II - Sep 15, 2003 8:42 am (#105 of 2936)
You're a genius Mare!! :-)
schoff - Sep 15, 2003 11:37 am (#106 of 2936)
Hey, Denise--Sorry! I didn't even realize I did it, either! Hope that doesn't make you feel worse!
Maybe we could bump up the "James and Lily" thread, since it seems to be the next highest?
Liz Mann - Sep 15, 2003 12:28 pm (#107 of 2936)
...when every time you hear the words 'ministry of' you expect to hear the word 'magic' after them.
Denise S. - Sep 15, 2003 6:39 pm (#108 of 2936)
No, that's okay, schoff, know why?
YKYAHPLFW you eagerly wait for your favorite thread to reach the next 100s so that you can post to that one.
Related quote from a friend's professor:
"Confucius taught at a school a lot like the one Harry Potter goes to."
~ explaining the life and times of Confucius.
YKYAHPFW quotes like that make you want to take that prof.'s class .
mischa fan - Sep 15, 2003 6:43 pm (#109 of 2936)
YKYAHPF... when you wonder if in PoA the movie, when we meet Bogart Snape, if he will have on a pink hoodie.
...If you get really disapointed if you can't think of things to post on the "You Know You're A Harry Potter/Lexicon Fan When ..." for a few days in a row.
Carina - Sep 15, 2003 8:46 pm (#110 of 2936)
YKYAHPLexiconForum Fan when you search for Disney clip-art just in case you meet the need to "Thump" someone.
YKYAHPLF when you're dissapointed you haven't been able too.
Becky Palmer - Sep 16, 2003 4:16 am (#111 of 2936)
When you read a history book and it says how Remus and Romulus founded Rome and you think "Oh I thought that was a theory somebody posted on the Lexicon" and "Did Remus help found Rome before or after he taught at Hogwarts?"
Dumbledore II - Sep 16, 2003 5:20 am (#112 of 2936)
After Becky, naturally after that. He wouldn't have had the time anyway!! :-)
Gina R Snape - Sep 16, 2003 9:26 am (#113 of 2936)
... when you are talking with a friend about John Ritter and mention the Leaky Cauldron pic of him with the Gryffindor tie. And your friend says "Can't you talk about anything without bringing in Harry Potter?"
PS, I thought it was cool that the Leaky Cauldron did that.
Liz Mann - Sep 16, 2003 12:59 pm (#114 of 2936)
Yeah! I'm kinda sad he's dead. Way too young in my opinion.
You know you're a lexicon fan when you get really worked up about missing members and are really happy when one of them shows up.
Caitlin McCoy - Sep 16, 2003 1:21 pm (#115 of 2936)
YKYAHPFW...you tell your boyfriend that you need to rewrite your HP fanfiction and he goes "Well, okay Caitlin, but can you just make sure to still look for apartments on craigslist while you're at it?"
And you know that if not for that reminder you'd be doing Lexicon stuff all day.
Pinky - Sep 16, 2003 2:06 pm (#116 of 2936)
...when you are watching a Sherlock Holmes movie ("The Norwood Builder") and think it's better than normal because it was dramatised by Richard Harris.
Caitlin McCoy - Sep 16, 2003 2:08 pm (#117 of 2936)
*giggle, giggle* *snort, snort*
Liz Mann - Sep 16, 2003 3:58 pm (#118 of 2936)
...when you intended to use your creative writing classes to work on your own writing, but are seriously tempted to use tomorrow's lesson to write your fanfic instead.
schoff - Sep 16, 2003 4:38 pm (#119 of 2936)
...you just spent the last hour totally messing up your timeline post, but thought it was so important, you had to waste another half-hour fixing it, and the sucker timed you out!!! I had to delete it and post it again!!! Am I REALLY glad I'd copied it!
Carina - Sep 16, 2003 6:20 pm (#120 of 2936)
... you turn on your computer with EVERY intention of writing that paper for class tomorrow and NOT checking the forum, but a pop-up tricks you into downloading something and it messes up your bookmarks and you HAVE to check them to see if you can fix them and before you know it, it's an hour later and you've been sucked into the vortex known as HPLF.
Hermione Joy - Sep 16, 2003 6:26 pm (#121 of 2936)
YKYAHPFW you're preparing for an orgo lab and you see a picture of an extraction funnel called a "Squibb"-and you immediately are whisked away from the horrible world of organic chemistry to the wonderful world of Harry Potter. (Even though there are too many "b's")
p.s. As a side note, I love it that I'm not the only student here and that everyone else is putting off writing their papers and doing their labs just as much as I am! )
Denise P. - Sep 16, 2003 6:43 pm (#122 of 2936)
I am not a student any longer but heck yes, I put off things to read the Forum You mean...not everyone does??
YKYAHPLFFW.....you think of a new cool line to use as your sig in emails. Right now it is "It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!"
Denise S. - Sep 16, 2003 7:20 pm (#123 of 2936)
YKYAHPFW, while singing "Ave Maria" in choir, you see the word "Occlumens" and are so thrilled you have to stop singing for a few measures.
Carina and Hermione, that has been the story of most of my college life so far. Bad Lexicon Forum! Bad! ;-)
Carina - Sep 16, 2003 7:43 pm (#124 of 2936)
The irony is, once I actually get to doing the work, it only takes me a few minutes, but I spend so much time procrastinating, that I don't finish my homework until it's way too late
Don't tell my students... I keep lecturing them on priorities and time management.
Then again, my priorities seem pretty straight to me
Denise P. - Sep 16, 2003 7:51 pm (#125 of 2936)
when you log on to read Sluggy for the day and find a HP spoof! Sluggy Freelance
Carina - Sep 16, 2003 7:56 pm (#126 of 2936)
Gobby the house elf! I love it!
The Great Abbycadabra - Sep 16, 2003 9:01 pm (#127 of 2936)
Well, you procrastinators can do what I do. I incorporate all essays (on any subject) into Harry Potter essays. Then coming to the forum is research. It also gives me a legitimate reason to read the books again.
. . .when you learn about Mugwumps in American History and are totally distracted for the rest of class.
schoff - Sep 16, 2003 9:46 pm (#128 of 2936)
Edited by Sep 16, 2003 9:46 pm
...when you have the day off, so you decide to spend the day surfing for smilies to spice up your posts.
...you pick smilies for threads you don't even participate in, and try and plan out a way to jump into the discussions, just so you can use them.
...you look for one that's specifically for Liz Mann, Carina, Hermione Joy, NoVeil4Me, Denise S., and now The Great Abbycadabra
It's the least I could do!
Madam Poppy - Sep 16, 2003 10:27 pm (#129 of 2936)
YKYAHPLF you have to get your computer fixed so you can check on the new posts on the Forum. (I think you're winning the battle of the Smilies schoff!)
schoff - Sep 16, 2003 10:45 pm (#130 of 2936)
Wait 'til I start working again, :sigh: you're never going to see me then...
The Great Abbycadabra - Sep 16, 2003 11:25 pm (#131 of 2936)
Hey, schoff, I didn't know you were looking for a smilie for me. You don't have to do all that.
. . .when you thought of a really good one for this thread, but you keep forgetting what in the world it was. And it's driving you crazy.
Liz Mann - Sep 17, 2003 11:14 am (#132 of 2936)
Where are you getting these smilies, schoff? By the way, that desk one was perfect for me! Thanks!
Gina R Snape - Sep 17, 2003 2:52 pm (#133 of 2936)
OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!! I had to come here straight away and share with you all.
Today I was walking home from work, and a kitten came prancing out of one of the stores on my block. So, I walked in and asked the guy if the kitten belonged to the shop. He said yes. So, I asked him if there are any more kittens and he says yes, there is a guy who runs a building about 5 blocks from here who has been feeding these kittens in the back yard of his building (a senior center) and I could go over and pick one out. So, I asked him, what is the name of the guy who runs the building? And he said. . . Salazar!
How random is that?!?! Now I have to take one of those kittens. It's meant to be!!!!!
Hermione Joy - Sep 17, 2003 4:52 pm (#134 of 2936)
schoff-Great smiley! Perfectly reflects how I'm feeling about now about school...thank God for the Lexicon & Forum!
And Gina-get one of those kittens! And come to think of it...Salazar kind of has a nice ring to it for a cat... (Or maybe I'm just crazy, who knows!)
Denise S. - Sep 17, 2003 5:51 pm (#135 of 2936)
Edited by Sep 17, 2003 5:51 pm
YKYAHPLFW you are touched that someone is going out to find a smilie for you.
(Aww, schoff, geez! I'm the one who ought to be finding it for you, and really, I already called dibs on the "craon" one...*blushes again*)
Pigwidgeon - Sep 17, 2003 6:38 pm (#136 of 2936)
Denise P. _ LOVED the Sluggy link! That cartoon!
Gina-- that's awesome about the kitty! Serendipity!
Denise P. - Sep 17, 2003 6:41 pm (#137 of 2936)
I have been a Sluggy fan for a few years If you go back to Chapter 31, there is a spoof of PS/SS there on the site as well.
Bun Bun and Kiki....heh
schoff - Sep 18, 2003 2:28 am (#138 of 2936)
Edited by Sep 18, 2003 2:43 am
...you're up until 2:30 in the stupid morning because your essay has to be absolutely perfect before you can settle down enough to go to bed!!!!!!!!
Eeh, it's good ENOUGH. I'm going to bed.
Becky Palmer - Sep 18, 2003 2:40 am (#139 of 2936)
you get excited when the history channel airs a special about werewolves and you get up at 3 am to watch it, which is due to the fact that you are too tipsy to accurately program your VCR to record it!
Liz Mann - Sep 18, 2003 3:15 am (#140 of 2936)
...you're in the kitchen talking to your mum when you hear somebody speaking on the TV behind you that sounds like JK, turn around and the person looks like JK too and you get all excited because you think it is JK, and are halfway through saying so to your mum when they put up the name of the person speaking and, upon being told that it isn't her, you suddenly realise that you should have realised that immediately from looking at her. In short... I see JK everywhere!!
Mare - Sep 18, 2003 4:27 am (#141 of 2936)
Hey Denise, I've read that sluggy about the sorcerers stone. Never knew Carina was a wunnybun (it does look like KBR does it?)
Madam Poppy - Sep 18, 2003 5:52 pm (#142 of 2936)
Edited by Sep 18, 2003 5:52 pm
YKYAHPFW...You can't wait for your computer to be fixed so you can check out what's new on the Forum. (More memory and a second hard drive cured my computer's ills)
Carina - Sep 18, 2003 6:15 pm (#143 of 2936)
I happened to stumble over the Sluggy site when I was searching for evil rabbit clipart. BunBun was at the top of the list.
The Great Abbycadabra - Sep 18, 2003 9:32 pm (#144 of 2936)
Thanks, Poppy!! Hooray!
. . .when you see that someone has a pharaoh smilie and it makes your day.
Mare - Sep 19, 2003 4:21 am (#145 of 2936)
Do you mean that this avatar is also from the sluggy site Carina?
Liz Mann - Sep 19, 2003 9:32 am (#146 of 2936)
...when you spend a large part of your psychology lesson looking at a newspaper cutting on the wall about a dyslexic (sp?) boy who got accepted to Cambridge aged 14 because he looks an awful lot like Daniel Radcliffe. (I mean I was looking at it because he looks like Dnaiel, not he got into Cambridge because he did. )
azi - Sep 19, 2003 11:56 am (#147 of 2936)
Well, my new feeble attempt is, you know you're a Harry Potter fan when you have a tutor group metting and have to 'get to know each other'. You have to think of a famous person whose first name begins with 'H' and you can't think of anyone except Harry Potter. Then everyone starts talking about how bad the movie was and how this actor only read the lines etc. etc. and eventually you know who the real Harry fans are in your class.
In high school I also introduced myself as liking the Harry Potter books - I think it put people off liking me somehow.
The Great Abbycadabra - Sep 21, 2003 10:18 pm (#148 of 2936)
. . .when on a whim you turn on your radio at 4:21am only to discover that they're playing "Hedwig's Theme", and you nearly pass out, which would be just as well because you should be asleep anyway.
. . .when "Hedwig's Theme" ends and the normally droll announcer guy sounds all excited when saying, "That was the great John Williams conducting his own music for the great Harry Potter movie." Then you think, That's for sure!
. . .when they don't play anymore Harry Potter and/or John Williams after that one occurance, and you get quite sad before you realize that you own the CD.
. . .when you get three incidences to put on this thread from one occurance.
Gred-n-Forge - Sep 21, 2003 10:33 pm (#149 of 2936)
. . .when you go and buy another copy of OoP to re-read again and use for reference because you're tired of waiting for your mother to finish reading the copy you loaned to her. . .
. . .when you decide to buy all the books again, in paperback, specifically so you can have a mini-library/reference shelf above the computer devoted to Harry Potter and the Lexicon. . .
schoff - Sep 22, 2003 12:25 am (#150 of 2936)
Edited by Sep 22, 2003 12:26 am
...you're at a restaurant reading one of those ads they put out with trivia in them, and one of the questions is "What was Jimmy Hoffa's middle name?" and when you find out it's "Riddle" it makes you go hmmmm!
Wasn't that around the time of VWI?
Last edited by John Bumbledore on Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:56 pm; edited 2 times in total
Liz Mann - Sep 22, 2003 1:11 am (#151 of 2936)
...when you turn the channel over and descover a Harry Potter question on Who Wants To Be A Millionnaire and are inexplicably delighted.
...when you want to buy all the international versions of the books just for the sake of it. Mum keeps saying there's no point and I keep saying who cares??? That's not the point! But she just doesn't get it. *Sigh!* Non-fanatics just don't get the concept of the word, do they?
Becky Palmer - Sep 22, 2003 4:33 am (#152 of 2936)
when your cat brings home a dead rat and you get your hopes up, that it's Wormtail, only to check the right front foot and discover that it isn't...........and you want to cry in disappointment.
and when you are excited and eagerly anticipating 4 June and it is nothing to do with the fact that it's your Mum's birthday.
Denise S. - Sep 22, 2003 9:06 am (#153 of 2936)
YKYAHPFW you go to see the movies even tho' you know full well that you probably aren't going to like them.
Gina R Snape - Sep 22, 2003 9:50 am (#154 of 2936)
...when you discover that your father has been a closet Harry Potter fan for months and wind up spending an hour discussing your thoughts and chastising him for keeping it a secret.
...when you're thrilled to find out that your newly discovered Potter-fan father is also a Slytherin like you!
Liz Mann - Sep 22, 2003 2:32 pm (#155 of 2936)
...when you look up when you hear the name Roger Davies on the TV.
Nox NotteTorrente - Sep 23, 2003 5:04 am (#156 of 2936)
YKYAHPFW you go to your daughter's first rock eisteddford (Sp?) and a parent behind you comments on the colour of the stage curtains (red and gold)and says "at least they are our colours." Your first thought? NO not the school colours, your first thought is "Oh, he must be a Gryffindor..." Pathetic isn't it? I need to get out more...
Madame Librarian - Sep 23, 2003 7:38 am (#157 of 2936)
YKYA....one of the patrons at the library is Mrs. Potter (60-ish, sweet with slightly unruly white hair), and every time she comes in, you are tempted to ask her if she's Harry's aunt (great aunt?).
Anna Katarina - Sep 23, 2003 7:50 am (#158 of 2936)
Madame Librarian - Sep 23, 2003 8:28 am (#159 of 2936)
Anna Katrina--I used aunt (or would use it if I was going to actually pose the question) because I don't know how age sensitive people are, and asking someone if they are a grandmother is on a similar plane as asking if someone is expecting and -- oops--they are just a bit overweight. "Aunt" is much less loaded. But, yes, I would think that, too.
Let's say I hope I've learned my lesson about sticking my foot in my mouth.
Anna Katarina - Sep 23, 2003 10:09 am (#160 of 2936)
A friend of my mother is 36 and a grandmother. I wouldn't know but I do see your point. For all I know it might be Harry's younger sister. Still... I wonder what she would say if you asked her. Good luck! Anna
Carina - Sep 23, 2003 5:14 pm (#161 of 2936)
YK when you're reading a story with your class where the father hugs his daughter by smelling her hair... and your first thought is "Is it EVIL hair?"
YK when you realize one of your students is as big of a fan as you are and you tell him of the wonders of HPL (Hi Daniel, if you made it!)
Hem Hem - Sep 23, 2003 5:27 pm (#162 of 2936)
YKYAHPFW...a friend of yours wears a bright pink hoodie, and it bothers you all day long.
Caput Draconis - Sep 23, 2003 11:50 pm (#163 of 2936)
Another Rock Eisteddfod moment, Nox! YKYAHPFW the final dramatic moment of one school's performances consists of a slow procession of cloaked figures in white masks, and all you can think is how it looks perfect for Death Eater moments, and how you'll have to put those in charge in touch with whoever is directing Goblet.
Liz Mann - Sep 24, 2003 6:27 am (#164 of 2936)
...when you have a dream concerning Harry Potter. Either I started the dream part way through or I can't remember the beginning, but I was in my house (I think being held captive) and a woman who was supposed to be working with the bad guys came up to me and told me that I had to escape. So I went to the front door but saw through the glass that one of the bad guys was coming. So I went out the kitchen door, round to the back garden, climbed over the low wall into the driveway and ran off up the close I live in. Part way up, I think I spoke briefly to a couple of people, dunno who. Then at the top of the close another girl was waiting for me (again dunno who) and we started running down the road to get help. I kept saying, "We have to go to Dumbledore." So we went to a small building and went inside. We were greeted by a woman who knew us already (I'm sure I've seen this building in a dream before) and we told her we wanted to see Dumbledore so she told us to sit down. Then Dumbledore came out (he looked like Richard Harris out of costume ). At some point during us running to the house or arriving at it the two of us had became three (I think I was meant to be Harry and the other two were Ron and Hermione). We told him what had happened and I can't remember what he said exactly but I don't think he was very interested. So we went outside again and were suddenly standing in an out-of-doors cafe, where we proceeded to try and rally the people sitting at the tables into helping us defeat Voldemort. (I think it was Voldemort). And that's where I woke up.
Gina R Snape - Sep 24, 2003 10:39 am (#165 of 2936)
Wow, Liz. That was intense!
Ok. Don't laugh, but...I had a dream the other night that I was a tv reporter interviewing Alan Rickman and he said his only regret in filming Snape was that he wasn't in a bit better shape to please his fans. But I know in real life that would be complete rubbish. He'd never say that.
Caput Draconis - Sep 25, 2003 12:32 am (#166 of 2936)
Edited by Sep 25, 2003 12:33 am
Better shape? Please. That's an impossibility.
YKYAHPFW you have to restrain yourself from stranging your local video store patrons when they take down the giant Lucius/Draco poster you've had your eye on since April, only to inform you they threw it out. Ack! Are they insane???
Liz Mann - Sep 25, 2003 4:18 pm (#167 of 2936)
Ah, that's a shame. If they hadn't thrown it out you could have asked if you could have it. (Or send it to me! )
::StinkerBell:: - Sep 25, 2003 6:11 pm (#168 of 2936)
You know your a fan... ~When you actually have a dream that He-who-must-not-be-named stole all my shoes...
~When you slightly shiver when some one says the dark lords name.... ~When your at temple/church and the word "lord" is said and you expect Voldemort to come right after it... ~when you yell at your best friend for never reading HP... ~when you aren't sure why your best friends with someone who has never read HP ~When your first impression of your new baby roster is how much it reminds you of a snitch... ~Then naming it that... ~When you start to like a guy just because he reminds you of Ron(He really does!)
Carina - Sep 25, 2003 6:30 pm (#169 of 2936)
One of my students today was wearing a pink hoodie and though I have nothing against the wardrobe choices in the new film, I almost asked her to put it away before something got started (my exact thought was, "Sam better not see this!").
...then I realized that she is not a witch at Hogwarts, we were not on the forum and she has every right to wear a pink hoodie to school.
::StinkerBell:: - Sep 25, 2003 6:46 pm (#170 of 2936)
You know.... When your proud to say you live near Phoenix Arizona.
mischa fan - Sep 25, 2003 8:25 pm (#171 of 2936)
Snuffles, Voldemort stole your shoes, he is truely a sirius evil wizard.
YKYAHPF... when you are proud of the fact that you can say the name Voldemort with no trouble.
Madame Librarian - Sep 25, 2003 8:54 pm (#172 of 2936)
Shoes!!! Shoes?? What evil would drive someone to steal shoes?!! How low can one get?!! How kinky!!? Shoes?! Better not come near my shoes! I love my shoes.
My sympathies, LLS, what a harrowing nightmare. May this night's rest be truly peaceful.
Still mumbling about someone stealing her shoes. Glances anxiously at shoe rack(s)*
Caitlin McCoy - Sep 25, 2003 9:08 pm (#173 of 2936)
YKYAHPFW...your boyfriend has to practically beg to go online for something that isn't HP or Lexicon related!
Liz Mann - Sep 26, 2003 1:26 pm (#174 of 2936)
...when you are delighted when you see someone reading GoF in the college library.
Marie E. - Sep 26, 2003 2:44 pm (#175 of 2936)
...when you can't understand why your drug store has bins and bins of bulk Jelly Bellys but not a single box of Bertie Bott's.
Denise S. - Sep 26, 2003 8:22 pm (#176 of 2936)
YKYAHPFW you joing the college sci-fi club only because they have a HP discussion group.
YKYAHPLFW you intend to recommend everyone head over to the forum .
The Great Abbycadabra - Sep 27, 2003 10:45 pm (#177 of 2936)
. . .when you and your brother are talking about Peter Pan and he asks you what your happy thought would be and you immediately say, "Book Six."
. . .when you can recall the date that the teaser info and release date for OOP was released because you were so excited you wrote it on your calendar.
Denise S. - Sep 28, 2003 7:20 am (#178 of 2936)
YKYAHPFW you keep an eye out for various posts that would qualify for "YKYAHPFW" status.
::StinkerBell:: - Sep 28, 2003 1:28 pm (#179 of 2936)
I had a dream...no really I did. I had a dream that I was actually reading the 6th book, and as I was reading it, I relized that there were none of the chapter pictures(you know, the small ones above each chapter) thats when I woke up and I am so upset with my self~ I dont remember what was in the book!
Hem Hem - Sep 28, 2003 9:56 pm (#180 of 2936)
...When the following actually happened to you:
You hear that the school newspaper is going to have an article entitled, "why Harry Potter is stupid." Instead of getting upset, you think to yourself, 'Wow, if I write an article in response called "why Harry Potter is anything but stupid," I could make a really good entry in the YKYAHPFW Thread on the forum, about how I wrote a response to the unintelligent article in like two hours or something!' Then you hear that the article isn't going to be featured in the school paper. And this gets you really upset, because you think that you'll have nothing to write on the YKYAHPFW thread.
schoff - Sep 28, 2003 10:23 pm (#181 of 2936)
...when you get into an argument with a sixth-grader about the color of Harry's hair! I had to correct her! It's black, dangnabbit, not brown! (In my defense, I at least didn't get into the Hair Theory...)
Hinkypunk - Sep 29, 2003 7:29 am (#182 of 2936)
...when you hear about a movie called, "The Secret Life of Dentists", and your first thought is that it must be about married dentists who find out that their daughter is a witch......
Liz Mann - Sep 29, 2003 9:52 am (#183 of 2936)
mollis - Sep 29, 2003 11:57 am (#184 of 2936)
...when you have to travel for work and spend your layover in the airport bookshops looking for copies of Book 5. Not to buy or read or anything (because of course, you already have it), just to see it and know its there.
...when you get really mad because they don't have it (but they have New York Times Best Sellers books).
Denise S. - Sep 29, 2003 3:26 pm (#185 of 2936)
YKYAHPFW the reason why you have absolutely no respect for the NY Times isn't because of the whole making-up-news scandal, but because they didn't like the HP books taking up space on the bestseller lists.
*insert forum-inappropriate word __here__*
Pinky - Sep 29, 2003 8:08 pm (#186 of 2936)
...when you're at a drugstore that has a lot of homeopathic herbal stuff and almost flip out when you find a vial of Mimulus flower essence.
::StinkerBell:: - Sep 29, 2003 8:16 pm (#187 of 2936)
When you actually find out the guy behind you on my bus name is Craig Black and my first thought is.."If I marry him, I'd be Mrs. Black"......wow......
Fawkes Forever - Sep 30, 2003 3:08 am (#188 of 2936)
When you read through this entire thread and agree with 99% of it...... & can think of several more (read on )
When you bought Chocolate Frogs to see if the trading card really did move (did actually, but only when flipped sideways & back again... like those groovy rulers you had at school) Actually use it as a bookmark now
You bought a packet of Bertie Botts every flavour beans.... & near choked when you ate a horse radish one (never again, my eyes still water when I remember that experience)
You get excited when you hear the word potter on tv, then realise that its some documentary about some guy who makes pots! (zzzz)
You use the HP universe as an analogy for everything.
Your friends just don't get it & you try as hard as you can to get them to read the books... or at least watch the films! (support SPUE, Society to Promote the Understanding of Everything Harry, oh & you create these acronymns in your head
You don't feel so bad when you hear descriptions of Hermiones' bushy hair (I'm not alone)
When in a lazy mood, & you want to reach something across the room you say 'accio' in the hope that you might have some recessive magical powers that will bring the object to you!
You would love to dress up as HP or one of the characters from Potter World for your office Hallowe'en party this year! But realise that people really will think you are a nutter (bang goes the promotion)
Your forget to actually do any work, 'cus most of your time is spent in the forum..... you keep minimising your window with the task bar on 'autohide', incase your boss sees it.....
You hope against hope that your letter for Hogwarts will arrive any day now (even though you're 27)
Denise S. - Sep 30, 2003 5:35 am (#189 of 2936)
FawkesForever: "Your forget to actually do any work, 'cus most of your time is spent in the forum..... you keep minimising your window with the task bar on 'autohide', incase your boss sees it..."
YKYAHPFW, because you post to the HPLexForum during work too, you ignore any "suspicious HP activities" from your subordinates, because anything that's HP can't take away from the work day.
(Ah, that's the kind of boss I'd like to be like!)
Fawkes Forever - Sep 30, 2003 6:59 am (#190 of 2936)
Hmmmm, if only 'In an ideal world'.... *Fawkes sings to herself* & yes I agree Denise, you'd make a great boss, can I come work for you?
Oh, got another one.... I was very busy for a few hours there..... & I nearly got lexicon withdrawal symptoms...
(what will I do when I go on my 2 week holiday next week? )
Edit : Cyber Cafes..... ahhhhhh *Fawkes breaths a sign of relief*
Liz Mann - Sep 30, 2003 8:40 am (#191 of 2936)
...when you're talking about Self-Fullfilment Prophecies in Psychology and how people fulfill them, and all you can think about is the Prophecy.
...when you get bored during some free time at college so you attempt to write down all the characters that have been named in the books in order of appearance or mention (then get home and continue with it).
...when you really wish you could have your own HP website.
...when you decide that next time you see your brother (he lives with his fiance) you're going to ask him if he can change the website that automatically loads up when you go online from Google to the forum.
...when you keep changing your portrait.
Liz Mann - Sep 30, 2003 9:33 am (#192 of 2936)
Oh, and when you start naming your virtual dogs after Harry Potter characters (I have a Jack Russell called Cho and a Golden Retriever/Mutt/Dalmatian called Ron. And they now have a new born pup called Andromina!).
Pinky - Sep 30, 2003 10:34 am (#193 of 2936)
YKYAHPLF when.... you read the following quote from Madam Librarian in the "S.C.A.R." thread: YKYAHPLFFW--You know you're a HP Lexicon Forum fan when...(and example of an abbreviation within an abbreviation) or the variations-- YKYAHPFW--You know you're a HP fan when... and you know that it's actually the other way around - the HP Lexicon Forum fan abbreviation is the variation of the HP fan original.
Madame Librarian - Sep 30, 2003 10:56 am (#194 of 2936)
Thanks, Pinky. I wasn't intending a chronology there, just a variety of ways we abbreviate, but you are indeed sharp-eyed. I was going bonkers with all the Ys and Ks and Fs.
::StinkerBell:: - Sep 30, 2003 3:59 pm (#195 of 2936)
You know... When I was younger, I used to hate to have Big bushy brown hair and I would straighten it every morning~ but now I love it! (if I lost about 10 lbs, I'd look just like Hermione!)
The Great Abbycadabra - Sep 30, 2003 7:51 pm (#196 of 2936)
. . .when you read Liz's suggestion about writing down all the characters that have been named in order of appearance when you get bored at college, and you keep it in mind for later.
Carina - Sep 30, 2003 10:01 pm (#197 of 2936)
... you get your fourth grade class hooked on Harry Potter trading cards.
...There's a department store that is well known for their sales. The commercials usually feature a woman plastered against the front door of the store, waiting long hours for the sales to begin while reciting a little mantra "open, open, open, open..." Everytime I see the ads, I can't help but think "Why doesn't she just use Alohamora?"
Marie E. - Oct 1, 2003 9:08 pm (#198 of 2936)
...when you find out that the father of your new student with the last name Black is British and you wonder how he fits in on the Black Family tapestry...
...when a friend gives you a Harry Potter 2004 day planner and you think it's the best present EVER!
(Carina, is that a Mervyn's ad?)
Carina - Oct 1, 2003 10:24 pm (#199 of 2936)
But of course (open...open...open...)! I wasn't sure if everyone knew Mervyn's.
...when one of your students gives you a Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone movie poster and you dub him your favorite student for the day.
Liz Mann - Oct 2, 2003 10:50 am (#200 of 2936)
...when you're supposed to be reading David Copperfield but end up reading Order of the Phoenix instead.
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LilyP - Oct 2, 2003 6:39 pm (#201 of 2936)
...when you're playing with your kids and your two year old decides to copy his big brother who is flying an airplane, by flying a car and you rush over to give him a big hug. A kid after my own heart!
Matt Allair - Oct 2, 2003 8:58 pm (#202 of 2936)
Edited by Denise P. Oct 2, 2003 9:03 pm
Well, this seems like the best place to post this.
A Very Slytherin Halloween
A couple of weeks ago, I walked into a temporary store for Halloween. It had a ton of great Halloween props, that inspired me with an idea to do a window display for my home. I haven't done something like that for years, even if I felt a little indulgent in doing it.
I picked up a great detailed sculpted skull with a rat's head in one eye socket and in insect in the other eye socket. A couple of wooden leg bones that look very realistic. A regular tomb stone and a cross tomb stone. A plastic medieval axe and a spear. A straw broom. And the centerpiece, a electric flame cauldron that, when plugged in, looks like a real flame from a distance.
Looking at all of these props, it struck me, It seemed so....Slyherin. What I'd love to find would be a flag with the Slytherin crest, one of the movie merchandise designs. I already looked through Toys 'R Us, no luck. Other than going to the Harry Potter movie site and ordering something on-line, Is there any other retail stores anyone might recommend that I should look through?
Edit: Matt, I moved this over to the You Know You're A Harry Potter/Lexicon Fan When... thread since it fit in here well
Denise S. - Oct 3, 2003 9:40 am (#203 of 2936)
Liz Man: "...when you're supposed to be reading David Copperfield but end up reading Order of the Phoenix instead."
Heck, YKYAHPFW you're supposed to be reading any kind of book but wind up reading OotP instead!
Liz Mann - Oct 3, 2003 10:18 am (#204 of 2936)
...when you hear Matt's plans for a Hallowe'en display and suddenly want to decorate your home for Hallowe'en (which you've never done before and have only ever done anything to do with Hallowe'en twice in your whole life, once when you were invited to a party in junior school, and the other last year when you used Hallowe'en as an excuse to hold a Harry Potter party - which one person showed up to. )
...when you're going to ask your brother next time you see him if he can change the page that comes up when you load up your internet from Google to the Lexicon Forum.
...when you are delighted when you find someone in your English class who is enthusiastic about HP.
...when you see someone using a pen that looks almost like a quill and you want one.
Denise P. - Oct 3, 2003 2:36 pm (#205 of 2936)
....when you get a new cell phone and program your welcome screen to say Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus I am actually considering getting wireless internet for a month so I can download a crest to use as my wallpaper on my cell phone
Madame Librarian - Oct 3, 2003 9:57 pm (#206 of 2936)
YKY...when you put on your black raincoat with the hood that you bought last year, and realize that with the hood up you look like a Dementor (OK, a little Dementor), and now you don't like the raincoat so much.
Pinky - Oct 3, 2003 10:25 pm (#207 of 2936)
Barb, just imagine it as a lethifold. It'll make you feel much better. I promise! Mwahahaha!
Madame Librarian - Oct 4, 2003 6:21 am (#208 of 2936)
A water-repellent lethifold!
(Still makes me think, "no longer a fashion statement, just a creepy monster look," but thanks for trying.)
schoff - Oct 4, 2003 12:16 pm (#209 of 2936)
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...you substitute for the day where the students are silently reading the whole class, and are disappointed that not one of them is reading an HP book.
Gina R Snape - Oct 4, 2003 5:11 pm (#210 of 2936)
You overhear "Sirius" and "Hedwig" on the train and strain to hear and discover a mother is reading Harry Potter to her children. Then you listen even harder to try and figure out which Harry Potter book she's reading. (It was GoF, I figured out).
Later the same day, you hang out with a friend and can't stop thinking "She's wearing a pink hoodie. Why is she wearing a pink hoodie?"
Gina R Snape - Oct 5, 2003 10:24 am (#211 of 2936)
You turn on the news and there is a story about Animal Control removing a 600 pound lion and an alligator from someone's home. A guy was keeping them as pets...and your first thought is "Since when does Hagrid live among muggles in NYC?"
Denise P. - Oct 5, 2003 10:27 am (#212 of 2936)
YKYAHPF when....you are watching VH-1 and it defines "Harry Potteritus" as: the aching lower back muscles caused by lugging around the 738 page hardback copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in your official Hogwarts backpack. Heh..it really did!
::StinkerBell:: - Oct 5, 2003 10:37 am (#213 of 2936)
Whats a Pink Hoodie?
Denise S. - Oct 5, 2003 10:43 am (#214 of 2936)
What show was that on, Denise? Maybe I can catch it on a rerun...
Denise P. - Oct 5, 2003 10:44 am (#215 of 2936)
A pink hoodie is a sweatshirt like jacket that zips up and has a hood.
Denise, it was during "Surviving Nugent" this morning
::StinkerBell:: - Oct 5, 2003 10:57 am (#216 of 2936)
Why is A pink hoodie bad? Is it pink? sorry......I just never heard of one till now......
Denise P. - Oct 5, 2003 11:12 am (#217 of 2936)
There is nothing wrong with a pink hoodie. Some photos taken during the filming of PoA showed Emma, as Hermione, wearing a pink hoodie. That photo sparked contraversy over Hermione wearing a modern pink hoodie versus wearing her Hogwarts robe.
::StinkerBell:: - Oct 5, 2003 11:38 am (#218 of 2936)
oh~ Yes, I saw that too.... I was wondering why Harry/Ron/Hermione where wearing normal clothes when it was a school day right after testing..They had just got down from testing....there would not be any time to change clothing.....and..I have never seen Harry in any other clothes other than his night clothes at Hogwarts(in the movie).....
Madame Librarian - Oct 5, 2003 11:46 am (#219 of 2936)
LLS, I just re-watched both movies and there are a number of scenes with HRH wearing ordinary clothes without robes. The whole chamber sequence at the end is one, the visit to the Forest is another, there are a few more. Not canon, but apparently OK'd by JKR.
Liz Mann - Oct 6, 2003 3:46 pm (#220 of 2936)
...when you have fonts like this and this
...when you get a huge zit on your chin and really wish you had some diluted Bobotuber Pus.
LilyP - Oct 7, 2003 1:52 pm (#221 of 2936)
...when you go into a store with Halloween decorations. One of which is a warty, greenfaced witch and you have to stop yourself from telling off the employee in the department about the stereotypical depiction of witches. She would have thought I was nutters!
Liz Mann - Oct 7, 2003 4:26 pm (#222 of 2936)
...when you do a quiz on how obsessed you are with Harry Potter and it comes up with - Full time Potter fan. You're obsessed. (Which is 31-60%. I think I got 40 something.)
...when you want to deliberately do some of the things mentioned in the test so that you can get a higher score.
...when you have to analyse an extract from a book of your choice for features of speech in English class, and you immediately think of OotP (unfortunately, somebody was sitting in the college library reading it, which I would have been delighted about normally, so I had to use GoF instead. Which isn't a bad thing!)
...when you don't want to write on the photocopy you made of the extract and are going to keep it when you're done with it.
mischa fan - Oct 7, 2003 7:10 pm (#223 of 2936)
...when you overhear someone talk about what "Harry did" and get excited that someone is talking about Harry Potter, only to be disappointed to hear they are talking about someone they know.
...when your first answer to the question, "Do you know of any good books I could read?" is, Harry Potter.
Gina R Snape - Oct 8, 2003 6:00 pm (#224 of 2936)
...when you rush home to share with the board that you were yet again able to work Harry Potter into one of your class lectures!
We were discussing a tool used in Social Work practice (process recordings) and it occurred to me on the spot that they function something like Pensieves (you can go back and reexamine an interaction with a client). I was so excited! And some of my students are HP fans, and agreed. Hee.
The Great Abbycadabra - Oct 8, 2003 10:10 pm (#225 of 2936)
. . .when you suddenly have the great desire to be a professor so you can work HP into lectures.
. . .when you have the above sudden desire but are deathly afraid of talking in front of large groups of people.
Ricky Warner - Oct 9, 2003 8:43 am (#226 of 2936)
Edited by Denise P. Oct 9, 2003 10:08 am
Umm, Liz Mann, those fonts looked normal on my computers. We don't have them loaded so the look normal.
Jim the Potty - Oct 9, 2003 8:47 am (#227 of 2936)
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...When Liz's fonts look normal on your computer and you think 'I want those fonts'
...When you sign the 'Save GoF' petition and urge others to do the same (go to [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] NOW!!)
Ricky Warner - Oct 9, 2003 8:51 am (#228 of 2936)
Well done Jim the Potty. But Jim, I want to know what they look like so badly!
Liz Mann - Oct 9, 2003 1:22 pm (#229 of 2936)
Really? Do they look normal?? Oh darn it!
Go to [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] They're there.
...when you have the chance to come home an hour early from college but decide to stay so that you can read OotP in the college library. I don't know why but the college's copy looks more appealing than mine. I think it might be because they've covered it in sticky-back plastic and it looks shinier.
MoaningMyrtle101 - Oct 9, 2003 6:46 pm (#230 of 2936)
...when you and your friends wear black on the first day of school because it's the first time you've had the chance to be together since Sirius's death and you still haven't gotten over it
Fawkes Forever: "Your forget to actually do any work, 'cus most of your time is spent in the forum..... you keep minimising your window with the task bar on 'autohide', incase your boss sees it....."
How do you get "autohide?" I do the same thing! I'm on my school newspaper and my teacher has caught me twice already!
mischa fan - Oct 9, 2003 7:00 pm (#231 of 2936)
...when you read the You Know You're A Harry Potter/Lexicon Fan When... thread and think MoaningMyrtle101 should start a campaign at her school to rename the school newspaper "The Daily Prophet"
MoaningMyrtle101 - Oct 9, 2003 7:07 pm (#232 of 2936)
Actually we're in the process of renaming it right now. Everyone hates the name "John's Journal." Our school's name is John Adams, and what's winning now is the Adams Apple. But I'm going to put that on the suggestion list on Monday! Thanks!
mischa fan - Oct 9, 2003 7:14 pm (#233 of 2936)
...when you are way to happy at the thought that you convinced yet another person to take Harry Potter way to Sirously.
hope it goes well MoaningMyrtle101
MoaningMyrtle101 - Oct 9, 2003 7:23 pm (#234 of 2936)
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Oh yeah, and: ...when you spend over $60 on a costume for the party your city's bookstore is having for OP because the winner of the costume contest gets the book free 2 hours early and got picked up early from summer camp to go to the party in the first place (everyone stays up until midnight and dresses like characters. I won! I went as Ginny Weasley because I have bright red hair)
...when you lock yourself in your bedroom with your book and read until you finish without stopping to eat or sleep
Hinkypunk - Oct 10, 2003 5:49 am (#235 of 2936)
...when you see a license plate that begins "KNZ" and you think it must be short for kneazle....
...when you're ignoring a timer going off for your experiment to post this....
(You got the book two whole hours early? Congrats MoaningMyrtle!)
Ulrikke - Oct 10, 2003 7:02 am (#236 of 2936)
... when you're overly excited when OoP is released in your own language even though you've already read it in English.
Sinister Kittens - Oct 10, 2003 9:09 am (#237 of 2936)
... when your boss tries to introduce you to a new employee and you are upset by the interuption because you had to hide the lexicon forum in the middle of writing a post.
MoaningMyrtle101 - Oct 10, 2003 10:22 am (#238 of 2936)
...when you're so upset about being away at camp on Harry's birthday and missing the party your friends are throwing that you convince your counselors to let you have your own party... in your cabin!
Liz Mann - Oct 10, 2003 1:00 pm (#239 of 2936)
...when you're going to get all your friend's email addresses (if they have one, I don't know) and send them a house elf mail from the official Harry Potter website inviting them to a Harry Potter style Hallowe'en party (and hope more than one person shows up this year!!!).
...when you are really annoyed at how little text house-elf mail and owl post takes, otherwise you'd use them all the time instead of emails.
...when you have to think of a topic for your media studies coursework and you immediately think, "What can I do that's related to Harry Potter?"
MoaningMyrtle101 - Oct 10, 2003 7:22 pm (#240 of 2936)
...when you have to think of a topic for ANY piece of homework and think "What can I do that's related to Harry Potter?"
The Great Abbycadabra - Oct 10, 2003 9:04 pm (#241 of 2936)
. . .when you make certain that all of your homework IS related to Harry Potter.
. . .when, while shopping, you over hear a woman's conversation on her cell phone and she says, "Do you want the wizard chess set or the glass chess set?" and you want to say, "You better want the wizard chess set." However, you stop yourself on account of that being extremely rude. But you are gratified when you hear her say, "Okay, wizard chess." Whoo, long one.
. . .when you, personally, already own said wizard chess set.
. . .when you are practically devistated that the chess pieces don't move at all.
Denise S. - Oct 10, 2003 9:12 pm (#242 of 2936)
YKYAHPFW you consider being an English major just so you can write a senior paper about Harry Potter--despite the fact that you normally can't stand English classes.
The Great Abbycadabra - Oct 10, 2003 9:28 pm (#243 of 2936)
. . .when you realize that you can make your senior paper about Harry Potter even if you are a history and/or anthropology major. heeheehee *goes off to plot HP/anthropology related thesis*
mischa fan - Oct 10, 2003 11:48 pm (#244 of 2936)
...when you are the first person everyone you know comes to if they have a Harry Potter question.
...when every discussion you have about Harry Potter you end up stairing the discussion to how Dumbledore is the Giant Squid.
...when you no longer think of John Williams as the guy who composed the Star Wars theme.
...when you have tell people at work to wait while you read just one more post on the Harry Potter Lexicon Forum and feel that is a very good excuse.
...when you have convinced your supervisor that it is a very good excuse.
...when you are really excited you have so many examples of being a Harry Potter/Lexicon fan.
MoaningMyrtle101 - Oct 11, 2003 11:43 am (#245 of 2936)
...when you hear that your city's orchestra is playing themes from the Harry Potter movies and automatically have to have tickets for you and your friends
Gina R Snape - Oct 11, 2003 2:42 pm (#246 of 2936)
... when you order pet supplies on-line and one them is a toy with feathers and ribbons. And you get excited because even though in the picture it's pink and yellow and orange, the one they send you turns out to be green and silver. Yeah! Even my kitty toys are Slytherin.
Liz Mann - Oct 11, 2003 3:36 pm (#247 of 2936)
...when you buy one of those large cardboard colouring pictures for little kids because it's Harry Potter.
...when you check pictures of the cast to find out which stripies on their ties are red and which are gold because you have to colour above picture correctly.
...when you write a course plan for Defense Against the Dark Arts before you realise it could come in handy with your fan fic.
Denise S. - Oct 11, 2003 5:44 pm (#248 of 2936)
Wow, even an anthro major can write a senior paper about HP???
YKYAHPFW you decide what to major in based on whether or not you can write your senior paper about Harry Potter.
The Great Abbycadabra - Oct 11, 2003 11:19 pm (#249 of 2936)
Well, an anthropology major can incorporate HP into absolutely anything when it's me you're talking about. My English teacher last semester expected my papers to be HP related. I think she'd have been worried if they weren't.
. . .when you're jealous because your city's orchestra isn't playing HP themes. (This also works because I'm a huge John Williams fan, but, hey, it's all good. )
Liz Mann - Oct 12, 2003 12:14 pm (#250 of 2936)
...when you have the Harry Potter Lexicon as your home page.
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Madame Librarian - Oct 12, 2003 12:32 pm (#251 of 2936)
YKY...When your husband buys you a collection of 4 reference books on Harry Potter (all unofficial), a small doo-dad to grace your computer of Harry on Platform 9 3/4, and--WOW!--a box of Bertie Botts All-Flavour Beans for our anniversary (no. 31), and you are delighted beyond pleasure even though you ususally hope for something small and sparkly. Cool, no?
BTW--there are indeed vomit, ear wax, spinach and dirt-flavored beans included in the box along with more palatable ones. Haven't tried those yet. May never.
Celestina W. - Oct 12, 2003 12:42 pm (#252 of 2936)
My advice on the beans: the worst are ear wax. Sort those out and throw them away immediately, don't even try them. Trust me. The others are... interesting. Dirt and grass are very realistic, pepper is very strong, sardine and spinach are OK if you like those things, and vomit and booger are gross but not as bad as ear wax.
Madame Librarian - Oct 12, 2003 12:46 pm (#253 of 2936)
Thanks for the tip, Celestina. Call me pedestrian in my tastes, I'm still going to hold off a bit on trying any of those.
Mare - Oct 12, 2003 1:43 pm (#254 of 2936)
I could handle the ear wax, but never again am I going to take vomit and sardine again!
YKYYAHPF when: You read your Donald Ducks and are absolutely happy when the stories include a Dr. Sirius and a Dr. Nimbus!
Kowalla - Oct 12, 2003 4:21 pm (#255 of 2936)
....when you have company coming in just a little while & you grumble when you FINALLY decide to get off the computer to clean the house because it has been neglected all week due to more important things (hp forum)
Gina R Snape - Oct 12, 2003 8:49 pm (#256 of 2936)
No no no. Vomit will make you vomit. But I actually really like the dirt and pepper flavours.
Ok, YKYAHP/LF when you go out to see some bands play at CBGBs and a guy walks in who looks so much like Snape would if he were in a band (skinny, pale, long black hair, hooked nose, dark eyes), that you give the guy your number without even talking to him :crosses fingers and hopes he calls:
::StinkerBell:: - Oct 12, 2003 8:58 pm (#257 of 2936)
ykyahp.... when you know your supposed to do the large semester essay for English, and instead you tell your teacher you brother put a magnet on your computer so you could no way work on it, and its a complete lie because you were on the Harry Potter Lexicon Forum just last night....
Liz Mann - Oct 13, 2003 7:34 am (#258 of 2936)
...when your Media Studies teacher hands back a piece of paper on which you wrote ideas for your coursework (all to do with Harry Potter) and has written on it the problems with doing Harry Potter, and the first thing that goes through your mind is, "There is no way I'm not doing Harry Potter! I'll find a way somehow!" or something along those lines.
Madam Poppy - Oct 13, 2003 8:21 am (#259 of 2936)
YKYAHP/LF when you visit an Oregon aquarium, see an intertidal display that lists Ribbonworms, Flatworms and Peanutworms and you wonder, "Where are the Flobberworms?"
Jim the Potty - Oct 13, 2003 9:07 am (#260 of 2936)
...When you see your cousin playin on 'Spiro the Dragon' and wonder what breed he's meant to be
...When it doesn't take long to realise he's a Chinese fireball/Swedish shortsnout cross
Susurro Notities - Oct 13, 2003 8:34 pm (#261 of 2936)
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...When you're wondering if a thesis on the healing properties of chocolate would be acceptable for your Masters in Nursing.
Denise S. - Oct 13, 2003 8:39 pm (#262 of 2936)
YKYAHPFW, for your birthday, you receive two HP Lego sets and can't think of anything else you'd want more ^_^. Ahhh.
...you must show everyone the wonderful HP Legos simply because they're HP Legos .
Madame Librarian - Oct 13, 2003 8:52 pm (#263 of 2936)
YKY...when you hear on the news on NPR that the river otter population in Indiana is on the increase since the rivers have been cleaned up, and you think, "oh, how nice for Hermione!"
Caput Draconis - Oct 15, 2003 3:51 am (#264 of 2936)
YKYAHPF when the day before semester starts you nearly burst into tears because the strap on your Harry backpack breaks, and you travel all the way home because you know your mother will have one of those little buckle things and can make it all better...it's fine now, guys.
I love those beans. Grass is great, they should put more of them in. Vomit/earwax are gross, but mainly because of that freaky texture they have. The sardine bean is easily the most disgusting thing I have ever tasted, or ever will.
MoaningMyrtle101 - Oct 15, 2003 9:37 am (#265 of 2936)
Sardine was the worst. I liked the grass-flavored ones. I got some unsuspecting friends to try the vomit and earwax-flavored ones before I even touched them.
...when you're totally crushed that almost no one voted for "Daily Prophet" as the title for your school newspaper.
Sinister Kittens - Oct 15, 2003 11:08 am (#266 of 2936)
...when your upset becuase you were too busy at work to read any posts, then inform your boyfriend that you need to spend some 'quality time' with the Lexicon
Liz Mann - Oct 15, 2003 11:46 am (#267 of 2936)
...when you're talking about media ownership in class and your teacher uses Harry Potter as an example of merchandising making more money than the product (I think she said JK said that ) and she asks the class how many of them have 8-10 year old brother and sisters who liked the book and had the mechandise and you get annoyed because she seems to be implying that you'd have to be 8-10 to like the books. (Phew! Long sentense! )
...when you come out of that class and think, "Why didn't I say anything? Then I could have told them on the YKYAHPFW thread."
...when your Harry Potter pen stops working and you're going to keep it anyway because it's Harry Potter.
...when you're learning about anger management in psychology and you think, "Hey, maybe I can do an extra credit essay on how these methods can be used on Harry!" (The 'maybe I can do an extra credit essay' part is crazy enough! )
...when you're getting behind with your college work because you spend your free periods and breaks reading OotP again and your time at home on the forum.
Emily - Oct 17, 2003 8:49 am (#268 of 2936)
Ohh, I'm so sorry Myrtle... they just don't understand.
... when you know you have homework, but, you've got to get your posts on the HP Lexicon Forum belor 1000 sometime!
Denise P. - Oct 17, 2003 1:45 pm (#269 of 2936)
when you get a package from England and scream when you open it.
We got mint humbugs, lemon sherberts, spotted dick, treacle toffee, white mice and all manner of English sweets! My husband thought I was nuts when I would squeal with each new finding.
So far, I have tried a mint humbug...they are very strong mint, as in Altoid strong, but then have a chewy sorta carmel center. Very nice.
Wow, what a cool thing to come home and find on my steps.
Liz Mann - Oct 17, 2003 2:55 pm (#270 of 2936)
...when you find out that your English teacher likes Harry Potter and think, "Huh, I wonder, if I forgot my homework, and told her it was cause I was reading OotP, would she let me off? After all, HP minds think alike!"
Kowalla - Oct 17, 2003 7:31 pm (#271 of 2936)
... when you see an advetisement for a photographer that shows a little blonde haired boy & immediately recognixe him as a 4-year-old Draco Malfoy (hmmm, he seems like the type of person to pose for a camera) I'm surprised it's not broken!
Susurro Notities - Oct 17, 2003 8:43 pm (#272 of 2936)
NoVeil4Me, could you post your last message here, #269, on the recipe thread and keep us abreast of what all your treats are like? I would love to know what everything tastes and looks like (texture too) as I am sure all the other recipe and Halloween party folks would. Thank You.
The Great Abbycadabra - Oct 17, 2003 9:07 pm (#273 of 2936)
. . .when your brother points a straw at you and yells, "Petrificus Totalus!" and you laugh at him because you know he's not a strong enough wizard to make that spell work on you.
::StinkerBell:: - Oct 17, 2003 9:39 pm (#274 of 2936)
Last night I was in my drive way, really mad at my mom, when I though out my arm and was even more mad when the Knight Bus didn't take me away....
Liz Mann - Oct 18, 2003 2:55 pm (#275 of 2936)
...when you're watching the top 100 in the BBC's Big Read and start getting really nervous as it gets closer and closer to the final 21 and still no sign of Harry Potter. And then when three of them just miss being in the final 21, you get really angry!!
Marie E. - Oct 18, 2003 9:56 pm (#276 of 2936)
...when your six year old daughter competes in a Harry Potter trivia contest against third to fifth graders at her daycare and comes in second place. I thought this was especially telling because I have only read the first two books and half of the third to her and yet she correctly answered questions from all of the books. Guess that's the fault of her insane HP babbling Mommy.
Nox NotteTorrente - Oct 19, 2003 1:18 am (#277 of 2936)
Your kids make up spells after watching the movies (at your insistence ) The best one was the Penguinification spell, to turn our cats into penguins... Araina exPingu...
Mare - Oct 19, 2003 4:43 am (#278 of 2936)
Hey Liz, take a look at the chatt thread as to why all the HP's weren't in the top 21...
YKYAHPF when that really makes you angry.
timrew - Oct 19, 2003 10:16 am (#279 of 2936)
I thought that too, Mare. The reason all the HP books weren't in the top 21 was probably because three were booted out.
Any author nominated can only have ONE book in the top 21.
And the reason OOP wasn't in the running was that all voting for the original 100 books took place in April!
Denise S. - Oct 19, 2003 4:38 pm (#280 of 2936)
That may be, but a true HP fan would have voted for OotP anyway! They had to have known it was going to be great! ^_^
The Great Abbycadabra - Oct 20, 2003 12:57 am (#281 of 2936)
. . .when you made up a list of your favourite books several months before OOP came out and you did include OOP.
Liz Mann - Oct 20, 2003 10:41 am (#282 of 2936)
...when you download a programme that takes absoluately AGES just so you can play, I think it was wither 10 or 30 seconds of Hedwig's Theme from Prizoner of Azkaban (apparently it's changed a bit for the new film).
Liz Mann - Oct 20, 2003 12:08 pm (#283 of 2936)
That took like an hour, maybe more, to download and turns out, I can't use it because I'm in the UK!!!!!!!!!!!
Denise S. - Oct 20, 2003 9:57 pm (#284 of 2936)
YKYAHPFW you wish you had green eyes, even tho' you're normally very content with your natural eye color.
Dragonesss - Oct 20, 2003 11:22 pm (#285 of 2936)
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YKYALFW when you were "siriusly" thinking about voting for Arnold just because his birthday is July 30th...
Susurro Notities - Oct 21, 2003 9:48 pm (#286 of 2936)
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YKYAHPLFW you begin to type <*font color=... at the beginning of non forum papers.
schoff - Oct 21, 2003 11:57 pm (#287 of 2936)
...when you have to start thinking of statistics in terms of Muggle statistics (ie "Muggle" population, "Muggle" laws, etc.)
Liz Mann - Oct 22, 2003 1:50 pm (#288 of 2936)
Hey, Susurro, I do that, too! When I'm using wordpad and I want to do italic or bold, I start to type < b > and then remember there's a button for that.
Emily - Oct 22, 2003 2:37 pm (#289 of 2936)
You know you're a Harry Potter fan when you sign the petition 6 times. Once for yourself, and once each for the other members of your family whi might not have gotten around to it otherwise. ...Ihope that's not illegal, or anything?
Carina - Oct 22, 2003 6:27 pm (#290 of 2936)
... when you consider dressing up as a Muggle for Halloween.
Denise S. - Oct 22, 2003 7:38 pm (#291 of 2936)
YKYAHPFW you learn in your German class that waaaay back when in Germany/Europe, they taught magic at university, and you wish they still taught it at your college now.
Liz Mann - Oct 23, 2003 2:55 pm (#292 of 2936)
...when you're constantly on the lookout for things to put on this thread.
Madam Poppy - Oct 23, 2003 5:01 pm (#293 of 2936)
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You Know You're a Harry Potter Nut when you hear a woman in a store clear her throat "Hem Hem" and you immediately think of Prof. Umbridge.
And when you give your 21 year old daughter your treasured paperback copies of Books 1-3 and she gets chewed out for tearing the binding on The Sorcerer's Stone, less than 24 hours later. (She was hitting her 18 year old brother with the book....I didn't ask if he was ok.)
Susurro Notities - Oct 23, 2003 7:03 pm (#294 of 2936)
You may not be a real nurse but your statement "She was hitting her 18 year old brother with the book....I didn't ask if he was ok." would qualify you for the job!
Carina - Oct 23, 2003 7:12 pm (#295 of 2936)
WHAT!?! I can't believe anyone would do that to a copy of SS!
Give her a chewing out from me too!
mischa fan - Oct 23, 2003 9:02 pm (#296 of 2936)
Madam Poppy:And when you give your 21 year old daughter your treasured paperback copies of Books 1-3 and she gets chewed out for tearing the binding on The Sorcerer's Stone, less than 24 hours later. (She was hitting her 18 year old brother with the book....I didn't ask if he was ok.)
When you read Madam Poppy's post and your first thought is "I hope she is out of the will."
P.S. Just kidding Poppy
Emily - Oct 24, 2003 11:01 am (#297 of 2936)
... when asked to give the name of the element that takes the form of a 'silvery liquid' at room temperature for science homework, and immediatley think of that cool stuff they use for unicorn's blood in the movie.
... when you are severely dissapointed that your logic kicks in and tells you it's only mercury.... Oh well.
Madame Poppy- how could she do that to a book?!? Even I would never dream of hurting something as sacred as a Harry Potter book! *completely shocked at such behaviour* But seriously... was the book OK?
mischa fan - Oct 24, 2003 12:48 pm (#298 of 2936)
Marauder5, maybe this will cheer you up a little, mercury is what alchemists used in their quest for the Philosopher's Stone, so it does have a tie in with the Harry Potter books.
...when you are happy you can tie something to Harry Potter.
Liz Mann - Oct 24, 2003 1:11 pm (#299 of 2936)
...when every time you are sitting in your college library reading Harry Potter during breaks and free-periods, at the end of it you really do consider skipping the next lesson so that you can carry on reading! Luckily, I've been brought up better than to skip a lesson.
Ladybug220 - Oct 24, 2003 1:29 pm (#300 of 2936)
But Liz - there is nothing more important than reading Harry Potter!
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Peregrine - Oct 24, 2003 2:04 pm (#301 of 2936)
…when you have a nightmare that Dracula and magician team Pen and Teller are all trying to kill you and the only person you trust enough to save you is Professor R. J. Lupin.
Liz Mann - Oct 24, 2003 2:24 pm (#302 of 2936)
...when you have a dream that involves Harry Potter and are annoyed that you can't remember it anymore.
Carina - Oct 24, 2003 7:17 pm (#303 of 2936)
Mischa fan, when you can tie ANYTHING into Harry Potter!
YKYAHP fan when you hear of fire evacuations taking place in the next county and decide the first thing you would save would be your Harry Potter books.
YKYAHPLexicon fan when you decide the second thing would be your computer.
Okay, and THEN my sister....
Pinky - Oct 25, 2003 10:50 am (#304 of 2936)
Carina, you need to sort out your priorities!
YKW... you get to use a line from a HP movie and it fits perfectly!
mischa fan - Oct 25, 2003 3:42 pm (#305 of 2936)
Pinky what is wrong with Carina's priorities?
...when you think it is acceptable to save your Harry Potter books before your sister.
Hem Hem - Oct 26, 2003 9:59 am (#306 of 2936)
You know you're an HP fan... when you promptly cut out this morning's "Ziggy" comic and tape it to your door. Couldn't find a link to it online yet, but it should be around in another couple hours.
....when you realize as you tape it to the door that this would make a wonderful entry in the "YKYAHPFW" thread and thst gets you really excited.
Carina - Oct 26, 2003 10:05 am (#307 of 2936)
Thanks Jim, but Pinky's right: Books, Computer, Killer Bunny Rabbit and THEN Sister.
Phew! That was a close one!
Liz Mann - Oct 26, 2003 10:19 am (#308 of 2936)
Yeah, but while you're trying to lug your computer out of the door, you'll be burnt to a crisp. Besides, you can replace the computer and the books. Unless you have a signed copy, in which case, yeah, books then sister. Just kidding!
Madam Poppy - Oct 26, 2003 7:41 pm (#309 of 2936)
You know you're a fan when your computer spell check recognizes words like Muggles and Hogwarts.
Hem Hem - Oct 26, 2003 9:44 pm (#310 of 2936)
Today I saw a the following license plate: HOGWRTZ... it was too cool.
Madam Poppy - Oct 26, 2003 11:22 pm (#311 of 2936)
Did you wave hello?
Liz Mann - Oct 27, 2003 5:23 am (#312 of 2936)
...when you're thinking that if you had a car and a lot of money you'd love to get a number plate like that. Or Hogwrtz Exprs.
Peregrine - Oct 27, 2003 2:53 pm (#313 of 2936)
…when you have four sets of the same books: US paperbacks--in poor condition (for reading and hauling around), US hardbacks--in pristine condition (because I had to buy OoP in hardback and therefore my set would be un-matching with four paperbacks and one hardback), UK hardbacks--in pristine condition (because the Americanization of the books bugged me), and the four volume US paperback boxed set--unopened (which was a gift). Next on my list are the UK adult paperbacks. No, I’m not obsessive-compulsive at all.
MoaningMyrtle101 - Oct 27, 2003 6:47 pm (#314 of 2936)
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I need a new set. My copy of SS ripped in half last year and is being held together with Scotch tape. I let my friend borrow CoS and she brought it back with one of the pages ripped out. It still falls out when you shake it. GoF is missing the cover. I have two copies of PoA because someone lost theirs and it wasn't returned all year, so they automatically gave it to me. OoP is still in really good condition, considering I carry it with me everywhere I go.
YKYAHP/LFW...you go to your county literature fair (you give a speech about your favorite book or author, I did an author study on JKR) and are incredibly disappointed that only eight projects were Harry-Potter related.
YKYAHP/LFW...you make it a point to meet all of the owners of the HP-related projects.
YKYAHP/LFW...you are very glad that all of the eight HP projects placed within the top three for their categories (mine won a blue ribbon, but there were only two other projects in its category)
Hem Hem - Oct 27, 2003 6:51 pm (#315 of 2936)
Sorry, Poppy, I would have waved, but the car was parked.
However, I was driving around for the sake of practice (hope to get my license next month), and to see the foliage, so I made sure to go in reverse and gawk at the license plate for as long as possible.
Madame Librarian - Oct 27, 2003 9:24 pm (#316 of 2936)
Nah, you're not obssessive-compulsive; you're possessive-compulsive.
(Sorry, couldn't resist.)
Madam Poppy - Oct 27, 2003 10:58 pm (#317 of 2936)
It's a good sign Hem if you know how to put the car in reverse! I wish you good luck on your test. If you're in the chat room with me some time I'll tell you why I've had to take the license driving test five times in my 49 years!
The Great Abbycadabra - Oct 27, 2003 11:07 pm (#318 of 2936)
. . .when you go with your brother to shop for Halloween costumes, and you see a little girl with a Harry costume and feel quite happy to see someone with some sense because you couldn't talk your brother into dressing like Harry. . .again.
Madam Poppy - Oct 28, 2003 10:11 am (#319 of 2936)
....when you spend considerable time finding a name from the Harry Potter books to use for a new online rubberstamping group you're joining. All the good ones were taken. Imagine my dismay when someone had already taken Poppy and Pomfrey. So sigh, I had to finally go with Phyllida.
CHALLENGE FOR THE DAY! Do you know who Phyllida is?
Peregrine - Oct 28, 2003 10:22 am (#320 of 2936)
Barb, I love that! That’s what I’m going to say when people start gawking at my fanatical collection.
YKYAHP/LF when a third of your wardrobe consists of homemade shirts with words and phrases such as “I *heart* Lupin”, “Moony”, “Padfoot”, “Loony, loopy, Lupin”, “Sirius” etc. and pictures of full moons, muddy dog prints, and your favorite Quidditch team (that’s where my avitar came from). And then you have to explain to your boss again, who Remus is, and endure the eye roll, again when he hears the explanation.
Liz Mann - Oct 28, 2003 10:51 am (#321 of 2936)
...when you hear that Peregrine has lots of Harry Potter related T-Shirts and want your own.
...when you know that Phyllida is the first name of the author of One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi without having to look it up.
...when you don't think less of Peregrine for having so many copies of the book because you want each of the books in all the different covers they're available in in the UK (on top of your reading copies) and the first book in all the different languages you can get hold of, including ones you don't understand a word of.
...when you corrct yourself that you will understand some of the books, even if you don't know the language, because you know a lot of the English language ones of by heart.
Ladybug220 - Oct 28, 2003 1:51 pm (#322 of 2936)
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Phyllidia Spore is the one who wrote 1001 Magical Herbs and Fungi if I am remembering correctly
Peregrine - Oct 28, 2003 2:35 pm (#323 of 2936)
It’s an easy thing to do, Liz. Blank shirts + iron-on letters/fabric paint = HP fun! Actually, the Quidditch shirts didn’t work too well. My Falcons shirt was okay, but my sister’s Holyhead Harpies and her friend’s Ballycastle Bats didn’t come out right because their team colors were too dark for iron-ons. But I digress.
…when you can ramble on about HP iron-ons and not feel like a huge dork.
Mare - Oct 28, 2003 3:01 pm (#324 of 2936)
When you think that people who make Quidditch shirts are absolutely cool! I so have to practice this sometimes! I have a thousand shirt idea's!
Liz Mann - Oct 28, 2003 3:08 pm (#325 of 2936)
Ladybug220, it was 1000 Magical Herbs and Fungi, not 1001. And I already said that in my last post.
Jim the Potty - Oct 28, 2003 3:11 pm (#326 of 2936)
...when you spend part of your maths lesson spelling 'Albus Dumbledore' on your calculator
...when you suddenly have a renewed interest in your fabric pens
Pinky - Oct 28, 2003 4:49 pm (#327 of 2936)
When you read the following sentence in the Introduction thread "I also have a certain predilection for anything with Orson Welles in it. ", and your first thought is Hey, isn't that one of the characters in Slytherin Prefect's fanfic?
Sinister Kittens - Oct 28, 2003 5:01 pm (#328 of 2936)
When it's way past midnight on a Tuesday night and you keep logging onto the lexicon and posting, even though you only meant to clean your teeth (the computer room is adjacent and it was glowing (the computer)... I couldn't help it!))
timrew - Oct 28, 2003 5:04 pm (#329 of 2936)
I know what you mean, Sinister Kittens. The computer is on, glowing that warm, friendly glow; and it's saying, "Log on to The Harry Potter Lexicon, post a message. Go on, you know you want to!"
Madame Librarian - Oct 28, 2003 5:14 pm (#330 of 2936)
But, tim, your forgot. Then it says...
"Come on. Come to me. I know you want to. Aahh, isn't that nice? Comfy? Go ahead, just read a few posts. But--don't forget to floss...."
Emily - Oct 28, 2003 6:14 pm (#331 of 2936)
Hermione's parents would be proud of you, Madame Librarian! 'Yes you can write a letter to Harry, but only after you brush.'
...When you hear that someone on the Lexicon forum has one third of their wardrobe made up of Harry-related shirts, and suddenly are determined to attempt iron-ons again, meven though you have a sometimes disfunctional iron. I can try(and hope).
Sinister Kittens - Oct 29, 2003 3:58 am (#332 of 2936)
Ah, Tim (and everyone here!), is there no hope for us, are we destined to be Harry Potter junkies for ever... I need another Lexicon Fix!
Oh and, you know your a fan when you can admit to being a HP/Lexicon Junkie!
Fawkes Forever - Oct 29, 2003 7:09 am (#333 of 2936)
When you are on holidays & actually have a dream that you are posting a message on the Lexicon.......
You get annoyed when you have to do something at work & you are desperately trying to catch up on all those unread posts *grumble stupid work*
You get excited when your boss informs you that they are going to give you a computer to take home.... even though it means that you will be on call & have to do extra work.... you still see the silver lining as it means that you can access the forum from home.... yipeee!!!!
Ulrikke - Oct 29, 2003 9:07 am (#334 of 2936)
... when you are really excited that your older brother has started reading HP and think they're great. Yay! Now I have one more person to talk about Harry with!
Big happy smile*
Weeny Owl - Oct 29, 2003 10:07 am (#335 of 2936)
... when you have to correct yourself each time you type "Siriusly" and change it to "seriously."
... when you suggest to your boss that she send an owl in reply to a letter, and after she looks at you as if you belong with Lockhart in St. Mungo's, you tell her you meant an e-mail.
Liz Mann - Oct 29, 2003 11:22 am (#336 of 2936)
...when you wish you could send more owl and house-elf mail from the official HP site instead of email, but can't because they don't take more than 20 words.
...when, if you won the lottery and bought a second home by the sea (which I would do if I won the lottery... in my dreams), you know you'll decorate your bedroom like Harry's dorm.
...when you almost want to have a second home by the sea so that you can decorate your room like Harry's dorm.
...when someone on the PoA movie thread gives a link to a website that will have the trailer for the movie when it becomes available and you automatically put it on your favourites list. And check it reguarly.
Hey, Ravenclaw girl, here's a smilie you can use instead of 'big happy smile'.
Ulrikke - Oct 29, 2003 11:54 am (#337 of 2936)
Thanks! (But I have no idea how to make smilies.)
Liz Mann - Oct 29, 2003 12:04 pm (#338 of 2936)
Go to this thread [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and scroll down to post 18.
Actually, I left one off the list on that post. It's : chagrin : (without the spaces between the colons) and looks like this:
Madam Poppy - Oct 29, 2003 4:09 pm (#339 of 2936)
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... thwen thu thisten thu...*takes cotton out of mouth* when you listen to your Chamber of Secrets tape while you're having your tooth pulled. The Staff were quite amused but Harry pulled (no pun intended) me through.
Signed, Madam Poppy...taking Muggle Potions for pain and acting the invalid as long as she can.
Madame Librarian - Oct 29, 2003 4:21 pm (#340 of 2936)
Oh, Madam Poppy, I hope you recover soon. Is it any comfort at all that Hermione's parents are dentists? (Sheesh, that was a stoopid question.)
A little piece of advice: Don't lie down in a totally horizontal position; keep your head a bit elevated. You might get less swelling that way. I hope they gave you painkillers for later if you need them. You can probably tell that I'm very empathetic about this. I am dentist-phobic and even though I go regularly, I have huge anxiety attacks every time. Maybe I should try the audio trick. I do that when flying (also a cause for high anxiety).
timrew - Oct 29, 2003 4:42 pm (#341 of 2936)
So the Flying Dentist is definitely a no-no for you, Barb?
Madame Librarian - Oct 29, 2003 4:56 pm (#342 of 2936)
tim, I've had an insight--maybe that's what DD means when he says there are things worse than death. Working in conjunction the Grangers, he'll consign V. to an eternity of dental work--pulling wisdom teeth, innumerable root canals, cavities drilled by a tool dating from the Victorian era ("No high-speed, water-cooled drill for a strong wizard like you. What? Novocaine? Sorry, fresh out."), mouth so full of cotton wads, he chokes. Then, between visits he's stuffed onto a tiny plane in coach with a crying baby in the next seat, an overly-freindly toddler one row ahead, and much turbulence. Forced to eat near-frozen rolls and the plastic-wrapped chicken ala goop entree. ("What? Scotch, neat? Sorry, fresh out."). He circles over Heathrow for an eternity, and finally on the ground, is rushed back to the dentist, just in time for his next...um, procedure.
I'm scaring myself (shudders, starts anti-anxiety exercises).
timrew - Oct 29, 2003 5:23 pm (#343 of 2936)
Yes, Barb. And the only drinks available on the plane are Beaujolais Nouveau (in plastic bottles) or Advocaat.
You're right, there are worse things than death!
Weeny Owl - Oct 29, 2003 5:27 pm (#344 of 2936)
You know you're a Harry Potter/Lexicon Fan When you can picture Madame Librarian picturing Voldie in the role Dustin Hoffman played in "Marathon Man," while she's sympathizing with Dr. Szell.
Nox NotteTorrente - Oct 30, 2003 4:37 am (#345 of 2936)
YKYAHPFW you sit at the computer wiping tears from your eyes, laughing as you are reading how loony everyone else is, then realise you have in fact been sitting at the computer for several hours reading HP related stuff. Then Stargate is about to start and you don't know where the remote is, but you are *really* disappointed when "Accio remote" doesn't actually work.
Fawkes Forever - Oct 30, 2003 5:03 am (#346 of 2936)
When you read Nox's post & giggle at the fact that you have also tried to use 'Accio Remote' without success
Nox NotteTorrente - Oct 30, 2003 5:09 am (#347 of 2936)
Fawkes Forever - Oct 30, 2003 5:16 am (#348 of 2936)
If you wave your hand in front of one of those lights with a movement sensor on them & say Lumos, just as the light comes on... & feel dead clever like you really did it yourself with your (latent) magical powers! Whilst everyone else looks on puzzled... but you still grin, undetered by their reactions
- 'Dead cat' sounds a bit like Mrs Norris Nox
Nox NotteTorrente - Oct 30, 2003 5:22 am (#349 of 2936)
Hey, we have those lights too. Next time I'm comming in with the shopping I'll try it, provided I have a hand free. Would a foot do?
And Scourgify! didn't work tonight after dinner either. The dishes are still sitting there. "Locomotor dishes!" Nope, still there...
Fawkes Forever - Oct 30, 2003 5:27 am (#350 of 2936)
Hee hee, I think a foot might just do the job! I've tried 'Evanesco' on my dishes.... but they still haven't Vanished! Should stick to the Muggle approach..... try to get someone else to do them for you
YKYAHPFW you try to use spells to get out of washing up
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Nox NotteTorrente - Oct 30, 2003 5:32 am (#351 of 2936)
>YKYAHPFW you try to use spells to get out of washing up<<
Or housework in general, for that matter. Although I use the computer as an excuse for that.
Fawkes Forever - Oct 30, 2003 5:45 am (#352 of 2936)
Or wonder what would be involved to pass your "apparation" test! Would definately beat the traffic in the morning
Nox NotteTorrente - Oct 30, 2003 5:50 am (#353 of 2936)
I work from home, so traffic is of no moment, but I *am* wondering if some scurvy-grass, lovage and sneezewort would be in order (since it "inflames the braine" and produces "hot headedness and recklessness") and if it would in fact stop me being so lazy and get up and do the dishes!
Weeny Owl - Oct 30, 2003 9:43 am (#354 of 2936)
I'm just hooting hysterically, Fawkes, over the apparating thing. Last night on my way home from work, I was sitting in the middle of traffic wondering why I couldn't apparate. I was thinking how much nicer it would be to avoid all the road work, the diesel fumes, and the honking. Not to mention that I would get home so much sooner so I could check the HP Lexicon Forum for posts.
Peregrine - Oct 30, 2003 10:55 am (#355 of 2936)
It’s an epidemic it seems, since every day this week I’ve been ranting to myself in the car about how if I could only just apparate I wouldn’t have to deal with all that blasted Muggle traffic! (Other traffic rants also include “Why can’t Sirius send ME a Firebolt?” and “Getting car-sick on the Knight Bus would be better than driving behind a line of semi-trucks every morning!”)
YKYAHPF when you intended to be a vampire for Halloween, but you consider going as Snape-as-a-vampire instead, even though the chances of anyone else getting the reference is slim.
(FYI, "Accio Coke" doesn't seem to work either--apparently a Bic pen doesn't make a useful wand.)
Susurro Notities - Oct 30, 2003 12:23 pm (#356 of 2936)
YKYAHPFW You insistently tell your children that a chopstick is a wand for mothers.
Hermionefan(#1) - Oct 30, 2003 2:54 pm (#357 of 2936)
Celestina W., I was watching the credits for Freaky Friday and there's this guy named Oliver Wood- I'm going to start a thread NOW discussing names of real people who share names with HP characters.
... when you go to the public library, and everything looks dull and boring because it's not called "Harry Potter".
Hermionefan(#1) - Oct 30, 2003 3:32 pm (#358 of 2936)
... when you read every post included here and don't think any of them are weird at all.
... when your 4th grade teacher assigns you an essay on your favorite things in the world, and everyone writes a page or so, and you write about Harry Potter and yours ends up being 10 pages long (it's true)!
... when take the "Harry Potter: How obsessed are you?" quiz, memorize it, ask the questions to everyone you meet, including your teacher and guinea pig, and are very dissapointed when someone says no to more than one.
... when you are absolutely delighted when you meet someone from England, because you live in the US, and when you meet them instead of saying hello you say, "Have you met JK Rowling?"
... when you meet someone from England and instead of saying hello you give them the adress for the Harry Potter obsession quiz (http://www.fuuko.com/hpquiz.html).
... when... well I'm out for now I'll think of more later (no, I havn't done ALL of these).
timrew - Oct 30, 2003 3:56 pm (#359 of 2936)
Peregrine, you need a Bic Pen with a Phoenix Feather core. Hopeless for writing, but great for magic!
Gabrielle D - Oct 30, 2003 4:22 pm (#360 of 2936)
You know you're a Harry Potter Lexicon Fourm fan when...
you tell your mom that you're a lexiconaholic
you consider having your lescence plate be personalized (when you dont even have a permit yet...) to FANIMAGI
I know I'm a Harry Potter fan when I jumped (litterally) for joy when someone told me they pictured Pansy Parkenson to look like me (when though she was desciribed as pug-like)... and I'm a Huffelpuff supporter.
go figure. =^)
The Great Abbycadabra - Oct 30, 2003 11:19 pm (#361 of 2936)
. . .when you take everything out of your room in order to paint the walls, and the last thing you take out are your HP books and other related paraphenalia.
. . .when you bring everything back into your room after painting and the first few things you bring back are your HP books and other related paraphenalia.
. . .when you finally feel as though your room is now worthy of having your HP sheets put on the bed. And you honestly haven't been that happy in a while.
Nox NotteTorrente - Oct 31, 2003 2:34 am (#362 of 2936)
YKYAHPFW you *really* wish you could use 'Petrificus totalus' on the kids when they get home from school and start fighting, just for a minute's peace and quiet...
Liz Mann - Oct 31, 2003 5:46 am (#363 of 2936)
...when you go to Bluewater shopping centre and everything you come back with has to do with Harry Potter, mainly a Gryffindor skarf (which saves me knitting one myself), a Sorting Hat keyring (which I will attatch to the bag I take to college and carry it around with pride), a Harry Potter Quiddich calander for next year, a pen that looks like a quill (which I will be writing my stories with, when I figure out how it works) and (the piece de resistance) a framed picture of Dan Radcliffe, which he hand-signed (so you realise how hard it is to get something that he hand-signed???) at a press thing in New York, and which cost two hundred and something pounds!!
...when you're willing to spend two hundred and something pounds of your own money (everything else my mum paid for) on a signed pic of Dan Radcliffe.
...when you wear your new Gryffindor scarf on the train home.
...when you're wearing your new Gryffindor scarf now as you sit at your computer.
...when your train stops at a station that isn't on the train map and you say to your mum, "It must be unplottable."
...when it bothers you that, when you get home, you can't come on the forum and post all this that night because you have a splitting headache.
Fawkes Forever - Oct 31, 2003 8:47 am (#364 of 2936)
You buy a block of kitchen knives & get all excited when you notice that the knife sharpening stick thing (don't know the actual name) that comes with the block looks remarkably like a wand.... & you run round for the rest of the day yelling 'Expelliarmus' whilst pointing stated 'wand' at unsuspecting persons! (well family members)
Whilst running round your house with your 'wand' (that doubles as a handy knife sharpener) all your family actually know what you are doing ..... result!
and... your sister grabs your mums knife sharping 'wand' from the kitchen & challenges you to a Duel! (n.b. yes my family are mad!)
Susurro Notities - Oct 31, 2003 10:29 am (#365 of 2936)
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"Unplottable"! Liz, I bet your mom thought you'd gone round the bend.
Peregrine - Oct 31, 2003 11:17 am (#366 of 2936)
…when you consider moving somewhere with a colder climate so you have a reason to wear a Gryffindor scarf.
…when you consider wearing a Gryffindor scarf anyway, even though it’s still 85 degrees out.
…when you consider learning how to knit, so you can make your own Gryffindor scarf.
(Can you tell I’m jealous over Liz’s Gryffindor scarf?)
A bic with a phoenix feather core, huh Tim? I’ll have to look into that. I thought just living in a city called Phoenix would be enough.
Jim the Potty - Oct 31, 2003 12:48 pm (#367 of 2936)
...when you spend most of your French lesson drawing Voldy
...when you carve a lightning shaped scar onto the forehead of your pumpkin (or jack o'lantern, if you're American)
Liz Mann - Oct 31, 2003 1:49 pm (#368 of 2936)
Not as far as I know, Susurro, but I did have to explain to her what unplottable was, even though she has read the books.
wormsé - Oct 31, 2003 2:31 pm (#369 of 2936)
...when everyone is allowed to dress up at school for Halloween... and you don't wear a costume... but once you get there, you realize you are wearing a red shirt with a yellow lion pen on it; then you make a paper wand, say your Harry Potter, and go around casting spells on people all day.
Hermionefan(#1) - Oct 31, 2003 3:57 pm (#370 of 2936)
... when you put off your homework till 10:00 p. m. because you're busy on the forum all day.
... when you never want to go anywhere because you're busy on the forum.
... when you somehow manage to turn every conversation you run into into about how you think Lupin is James Potter.
... when you seriously consider being Hermoine for Halloween this year, even though you were Hermione last year (speaking of which, happy Halloween everybody!)
... when you start dotting your i's with lightening bolts instead of circles.
... when you get in trouble, and you yell "Obliviate!" at your parents in hopes that they'll forget that you spent your Spanish lesson drawing a detailed cartoon of how the end of the HP series will be instead of memorizing how to count to 100 in Spanish (all you know is "uno, dos, tres")
... when you ask your parents if you can have a Giant Squid instead of a dog.
... when you adopt a British accent so you can be more like JK R.
... when you cry at the movie theater because the movie script apparently wasn't word-for-word like the books.
... when you consider Harry Potter the eighth wonder of the world.
... when you run out things to say for this post and get upset because this really fun to do.
::StinkerBell:: - Oct 31, 2003 4:54 pm (#371 of 2936)
When its hallows eve and your only thought is that you can't wait till you can see all the little sterotype witchs and yell at them that not all witches and wizard are bad.... and eat the candy in front of them for a punishment instead of handing it out.....
mischa fan - Oct 31, 2003 5:57 pm (#372 of 2936)
Oh you are so mean LongLiveSnuffles, I hope you really didn't do that.
...when you decide to give extra candy to anyone dressed up in a Harry Potter related costume.
...when you are disappointed when you only have 2 kids to give extra candy to.
...when you aren't going to give candy to a kid because she isn't wearing a costume but change your mind when she informs you she is a muggle
Blast - Oct 31, 2003 6:20 pm (#373 of 2936)
You know your a lexicon fan when you wake up at three A.M. to go to the loo and you end up reading posts untill five, and you still haven't visited the loo! Or you tell your chidren that you have something very important to do on the computer, kick them off it and then spend an hour reading posts.
Susurro Notities - Oct 31, 2003 7:09 pm (#374 of 2936)
Edited by Oct 31, 2003 6:09 pm
I too have experienced the guilt of not allowing my children to play endless Lego and Nickelodeon games so I can read posts!
The Great Abbycadabra - Oct 31, 2003 10:24 pm (#375 of 2936)
. . .when you are quite perturbed when you return home from trick-or-treating having seen absolutly no Harry Potter related costumes. When will they learn?!
::StinkerBell:: - Oct 31, 2003 10:27 pm (#376 of 2936)
Ok, I wasn't that mean to the little kids, I just gave more to though's dressed a Harry(only two kids were Harry) and I also saw the most cutest costume, a little girl who said she was Filch's cat, and her dad dressed up as Filch! It was totally awesome!
mischa fan - Oct 31, 2003 11:48 pm (#377 of 2936)
I am glad to hear that LongLiveSnuffles, I didn't think you would really do something like that.
2 Harry Potters and Mrs. Norris and Filch, guess that beats 2 Harry Potters and a Muggle.
Gabrielle D - Nov 1, 2003 7:58 am (#378 of 2936)
...when all you want for christmas are all five books, but the english (from england) versions when you're sitting in a New York subburb.
...when you constantly day dream and the toppics just happen to be: what would happen if a dementor was over there
...when you almost cried this year when there was not one Harry Potter costume at school. Now they're all captian Jack Sparrow.
...when you made a new screen name (LUMOS 232) because you found a Harry Potter font("Julius", which the font on my buddy list) so you could see what it looks like every day.
...when you have to leave in 30 minutes and are still here writing on the HPLF
...when you get an absolute kick out of this: o_@
mad eye moody!
Ginny Weasly Dude - Nov 1, 2003 10:32 am (#379 of 2936)
... when you see a picture of Harry Potter, you go cukoo for coconuts.
Liz Mann - Nov 1, 2003 11:23 am (#380 of 2936)
When you have a revised version of Weasley Is Our King as your Introduction.
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 1, 2003 7:07 pm (#381 of 2936)
Edited by Denise P. Nov 1, 2003 6:37 pm
... when you can't think of anything to say but you write something down just so you can post it (*hint hint*- guess why I'm writing this stupid reply anyway?)
... when your desk top is a giant collection of Snape photos, even though you don't particularly care for him, you couldn't resist because it's such a cool collage.
... when you go to Google and all you have to do is type the letter 'H' to pull up a rather long list of searches that have to do with Harry, Hermione and Hagrid.
... when whenever you see a trio of any kind, your immediate thought is, Harry, Ron and Hermione...
... when whenever you hear the word "ferret" you burst into laughter.
... when you are really pleased that you thought of so many posts in such a short amount of time.
... when all you ever listen to is the Harry Potter sound track.
... when your alarm wakes you up with a series of wand sound effects (swishes, tingles, blasts, explosions, showers... and I made this one up but wish there was an alarm like that)
... when you read each book 5 times in the first month it comes out.
... when whenever you finish a test, you draw a picture of a Snitch and trace the letters L. E. in order to try and decipher it (and also because you have a huge crush on James and want to be like him).
... when you suffer immensely from waiting for the next book to be released.
... when you ask your parents if you can move to the UK so you can soy on JK Rowling and possibly get a glimpse of what's coming in books 6 and 7.
... when you purposely add a lot of posts to your own thread just so it can look like you've had a lot replies.
Gabrielle D - Nov 1, 2003 7:48 pm (#382 of 2936)
...when you really do feel proud for passing the fourm to another fan
MoaningMyrtle101 - Nov 1, 2003 9:08 pm (#383 of 2936)
YKYAHP/LFW...every time you get pushed in a school hallway, you point a pencil at whoever pushed you and say "Petrificus Totallus".
...when you're disappointed that the only HP-related costumes in your neighborhood besides your own are a Hermione and a McGonagall, and their both people from your school's HP-fan club.
The Great Abbycadabra - Nov 2, 2003 1:32 am (#384 of 2936)
. . .when you stop what you're doing to go and look at Liz's version of "Weasley is Our King." Good job!
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 2, 2003 1:06 pm (#385 of 2936)
Edited by Denise P. Nov 2, 2003 5:56 pm
Yeah, good job Liz Mann- Potter is our King!!!
... when you couldn't think of any thing for Halloween, so you pull your Hermione costume from last year out of the closet and say, "What heck- I'll be Madame Pince!"
... when you go TOTing and your friend says, "I thought the librarian was Madame Pomfrey!" And then you wonder why you ever considered them a friend (Just Kidding- Ginny Weasly Dude will still be my bud!)
... when you tell everyone that your favorite song is the Gryffindor version of "Weasly is our King"
... when you spend your afternoon memorizing the Sphinx's riddle from GOF instead of doing your homework.
... when you are dissapointed that they still do not have a Firebolt available in the toy store.
... when you reply 3 times in a row on 1 thread because you just love to talk about HP.
... when you can't wait for next year's Halloween because you've got a list of all the HP characters that you want to be.
... when you're almost positive you're going to break the record for being so many Harry Potter characters in a row.
... when you're instant messenging people as you type but you're not paying much attention to them because you're to busy posting messages on the YKYAHPFW thread.
... when you reply 4 times in a row before anyone else.
... when the first thing you do when you come home is go directly to the forum.
... when the forum is on your list of favorites.
... when you'd rather be grounded from friends or toys or even books- which in my case is saying something- than from your computer and dear lexicon forum.
... when you have a huge picture but your paragraph is still larger when posted (Okay, I don't have a huge picture).
... when you really should be somewhere but you're to busy posting, and then your mom goes, "hurry up, you'll be late!" and you go "can I skip- just this once?" even though in truth this would be your 6th time to skip because of the extremely addictive forum.
... when everyone's sick of reading your name soooooo many times from alllll the posts and threads you've made.
Liz Mann - Nov 2, 2003 4:50 pm (#386 of 2936)
He he! You really are obsessed, Hermionefan(#1)! And thanks for your comment on my Potter Is Our King song. And you, Abby. I've just changed the lyrics slightly by adding a couple of lines.
Ladybug220 - Nov 2, 2003 5:54 pm (#387 of 2936)
Hey Liz - where are these great lyrics?
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 2, 2003 5:58 pm (#388 of 2936)
Great Liz Mann! I didn't do ALL the things that I mentioned... but they were really fun to make up. I know this question was mentioned somewhere else, but how DO you get those little smiley faces?
freshwater - Nov 2, 2003 6:21 pm (#389 of 2936)
You know you're a Harry Potter/Lexicon fan when you begin reading this thread at the beginning and don't stop until you get to the end, laughing out loud at least twice on every page. You folks are really clever! Thanks for the laughs!
timrew - Nov 2, 2003 6:42 pm (#390 of 2936)
YKYAHPF when you decide to read OOP for the umpteenth time just because of what you've read on all the threads on this forum.
You feel you've missed something!
Madam Poppy - Nov 2, 2003 9:06 pm (#391 of 2936)
Edited by Nov 2, 2003 8:12 pm
Hermionefan(#1) - I can send you a Smilie starter kit if you send me your email address. I am at [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].
Peregrine - Nov 3, 2003 11:15 am (#392 of 2936)
…when you go with a friend to get a tattoo done and for one brief moment seriously consider getting a lightning bolt tattooed on your forehead. (I should have at least asked how much it would hurt.)
Liz Mann - Nov 3, 2003 12:54 pm (#393 of 2936)
Hermionefan(#1), there are lots of smilie websites. All you have to do is click on the one you want, and copy and paste the code into your message. But make sure they all start '< IMG src= ' and end in '>'. Without the appostrophies... sp???... and without the space between the < and the I at the beginning.
Go to this thread for more details and lists of all the world crossing smilies: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] It's post 18.
Ladybug220, to find the lyrics just click on my name on this post.
...YKYAHPF when you are on the forum instead of doing your homework, even though you have a headache and looking at the computer screen isn't going to help.
Gina R Snape - Nov 3, 2003 1:58 pm (#394 of 2936)
YKYAHPF when you see a very brief mention of HP and JKR in the William Safire article (NYTimes) and march off to the Leaky Cauldron to let them know. I am so excited, because that was the first time I found a HP mention before seeing it on the Leaky Cauldron! Yippee. And I got a "Thanks Gina!" with the mention. So, in a nutshell, I should not be that excited about something so small...but I am anyway.
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 3, 2003 3:18 pm (#395 of 2936)
Edited by Denise P. Nov 3, 2003 6:11 pm
Just to see if it works...
Yay!!! It works!!! I made a smile!!!
... when you tell all your friends about the lexicon and tell them that it's the best HP site in the WORLD, and then you get them names and passwords for the forum and talk to them on your posts (BTW, Enjoying the forum, Ginny Weasly Dude?) .
Emily - Nov 3, 2003 5:08 pm (#396 of 2936)
Can't remember whomentioned it, but the L.E. on James's snitch sketch stood for Lily Evans.
...when you can't help but start a thorough conversation about anything you can think of related to Harry Potter at lunch when the old conversation ends.
... when you are really excited that your girl scout(guide in the UK) leader knows that you are a huge HP fan, and asks you to clear something up for her spontaneously(sp?) in the middle of an otherwise non-HP related campfire.
Gina R Snape - Nov 3, 2003 5:18 pm (#397 of 2936)
Oh! I almost forgot. I went to a sneak preview of the movie "Love Actually" (Alan Rickman is in it!). So, I got all excited because Hugh Grant's character mentions Harry Potter among the reasons to be proud of Great Britain.
Mare - Nov 3, 2003 5:31 pm (#398 of 2936)
YKYAHPF When after Gina's post you might actually go and see that movie! (when it comes to your neighbourhood...)
PS Minor detail: was it any good?
Gina R Snape - Nov 3, 2003 6:23 pm (#399 of 2936)
It was cute. Not great...but cute. Alan's part was too small. Emma Thompson was in it too.
YKYAHPF when you go to see a movie just because 2 members of the cast are also HP cast members... Hee.
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 3, 2003 7:00 pm (#400 of 2936)
I know who Alan Rickman is... but who's Emma Thompson???
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Gina R Snape - Nov 3, 2003 7:29 pm (#401 of 2936)
Emma Thompson is slated to play Professor Trelawney.
Ulrikke - Nov 4, 2003 12:41 am (#402 of 2936)
YKYAHP Lexiconfan when you have a free period at school and the first thing you do is log on to the forum ...
Jim the Potty - Nov 4, 2003 10:08 am (#403 of 2936)
When you wish you had a free period so you could log onto the forum
Liz Mann - Nov 4, 2003 12:31 pm (#404 of 2936)
...when you're annoyed because your college is trying to stop people using their computers for non-work related purposes so you can't go on the forum.
...when, during your English lesson, you start writing down all the spells you can think of.
...when, during your Psychology lesson, you start writing down the names of all the ghosts and animals.
Jim the Potty - Nov 4, 2003 12:35 pm (#405 of 2936)
...when your french teacher has to remind you that french is not an art lesson (OK, so I have a problem - Voldy drawing addiction)
Liz Mann - Nov 4, 2003 3:02 pm (#406 of 2936)
Edited by Denise P. Nov 4, 2003 6:01 pm
...when you keep coming back to the forums every five minutes hoping they'll be new posts.
...when these are some of your favourite smilies: (the bouncing ferret)
(Ron and Hermione)
...when you're annoyed because you never get to use those smilies.
...when you post this simply so that you can use those smilies.
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 4, 2003 5:41 pm (#407 of 2936)
... when you totally wish there was a smiley for every scene in every book just because they're fun to watch and have to do with Harry Potter.
... when you are asked whether you're an Aggie or a Longhorn and you say, "Harry Potter". (Just kidding- Go Longhorns!)
... when you stay up all night writing down the mysteries and possible solutions of Harry Potter (Guilty- what I can't seem to understand is how my mom could possibly be mad at me for staying up all night- Harry Potter is the best excuse since "Godzilla ate my homework! )
... when you dream of being chased by Voldemort.
... when you dream you have an Invisibility Cloak.
... when you don't list ALL of your dreams because the reader would fall asleep .
... when you consider not marrying ANYONE at all unless their last name is Potter. (It's kind of obvious what you'd name your kids ).
The Great Abbycadabra - Nov 4, 2003 10:24 pm (#408 of 2936)
. . .when on your Algebra test today you had a word problem with something or another mesured in gallons, but you kept writing down galleons.
. . .when you nearly wrote down galleons instead of gallons just now writing this post.
::StinkerBell:: - Nov 4, 2003 10:53 pm (#409 of 2936)
When last week I had a Math test, and one of the answers to a question was 62442 and I squealed and jumped in my chair at the same time....... and later that day, I dialed up 1-800-MAGIC.....Didn't work....It dialed some Disney thing.....
The Great Abbycadabra - Nov 5, 2003 12:09 am (#410 of 2936)
. . .when you're complaining about a really aggrivating teacher you have and you refer to her as Umbridge without even thinking about it.
Fawkes Forever - Nov 5, 2003 9:59 am (#411 of 2936)
When you're still at work catching up on the posts... when you where supposed to leave early today.... but you where too busy with said work to actually read any posts today & you really wanted to wish everyone in the UK a Happy Guy Fawkes night... so you stayed behind to learn how to insert a bonfire piccie......
Fawkes stops for air
Better go home now..... (drags herself away from computer....)
Liz Mann - Nov 5, 2003 11:45 am (#412 of 2936)
I'm watching fireworks out of my window as I'm typing this. Happy Bonfire Night everyone! Or Guy Fawkes night!
...when you get out of a lesson much earlier than expected and could have gone home but stayed behind to read OotP in the library, even though you were starving and couldn't eat untilyou got home.
...when you don't likee violent films but when you're told your media class will be watching the 1992 version of Dracula, the violence is made up for by the opportunity to see what Gary Oldman's acting's like.
...when in said media class, when violent bits come on, you look away and start writing down the names of all the HP characters.
Madame Librarian - Nov 5, 2003 11:45 am (#413 of 2936)
When one of the students in the adult ballet class you take flubs the combination but ends with a flourish and manages to land with the correct foot in front, and you say, "Bravo! 25 points to Gryffindor." (She'd be in Gryffindor, I'm sure.) Most of the women in the class get a good laugh out of this.
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 5, 2003 4:27 pm (#414 of 2936)
... when when you learn how to make smiley faces on the forum and you use them at every available time because you just like showing off to the really new newbies that you know so much about the forum (just kidding. I can't change my font, my color and I can't get extra smileys, and I'm only 34% obsessed when I take the HP obsession quiz )
Liz Mann - Nov 6, 2003 12:43 pm (#415 of 2936)
I took that test and vowed to do some of those things so that I could retake it and get a higher score. But I've already mentioned that on here.
...when, in an English class, you're discussing what the definition of literature is, and you are annoyed when someone puts Harry Potter down as not being literature.
...when you are really pleased when someone else sticks up for it and says it is.
...when you contribute to the arguement.
...when you're happy because you found a definition of 'literature' which means that HP is!
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 6, 2003 4:10 pm (#416 of 2936)
... when you reply to one post in particular every day (guess which one it is? ) because you have something to add to it every day.
... when you consider the HP series your best friend.
... when you look like an idiot in circle gasses but you wear them anyway.
... when you get upset every day after school because the teacher never mentions HP in her Language Arts and English lectures.
... when your 4th grade teacher assigns you an essay on your favorite sport and you write 6 pages instead of the regular 1.
Mare - Nov 6, 2003 4:12 pm (#417 of 2936)
YKYAHPF When you can guess what sport Hermionefan is talking about without her mentioning it....
MoaningMyrtle101 - Nov 6, 2003 4:17 pm (#418 of 2936)
Edited by Nov 6, 2003 3:18 pm
...when you have "filch" as a vocabulary word in a class and write the dictionary definition and the HP definition.
...when you go to church with a friend and can't concentrate at all in her Sunday school class because her teacher looks a lot like JK Rowling.
...when your school blocks the Lexicon and the forum from its computers and you're so upset you go to the office and tell them, then fill out a form...but it's unblocked now! I explained to them that our school's Harry Potter fan club needs to use the lexicon.(actually I always need to or I'd go nuts with nothing to do during newspaper class). They had to put it back on because it's now an official school club.
...when you have to do a report in science on a famous world explorer or scientist, and seriously consider doing it on Nicholas Flamel, but don't because you can't find any books on him and you have to read a book about your famous person.
...when you finally find out how to use "autohide" and are relieved to be safe from having your newspaper teacher find out what you've really been doing instead of writing about the school levy.
Liz Mann - Nov 6, 2003 5:35 pm (#419 of 2936)
MoaningMyrtle101 - Nicholas Flamel should be in any book about Alchemy. I found a book specifically about the Philosopher's Stone once! I checked it out and never read it.
...when you're on the forum at 12.35am even though your mum told you to go to bed ages ago.
Mare - Nov 6, 2003 5:37 pm (#420 of 2936)
When your on the forum at 13:35 even though you told yourself to go to bed ages ago.
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 6, 2003 7:31 pm (#421 of 2936)
... when you forget to say that you wrote about Quidditch but it's obvious anyway.
... when you begged your mom to stay up late so you could stay on the forum.
... when for the gifted and talented program at your school, you have to compare a famous philosopher to a river and you ask if you can do JK Rowling for your philosopher.
... when you get really upset that you can't do JK Rowling for your report. And I mean REALLY upset.
Fawkes Forever - Nov 7, 2003 3:44 am (#422 of 2936)
When you are absolutely delighted that Myrtle is now using the 'autohide' function on her computer, so she can read & post 'til her hearts content without being caught! (welcome to my world Myrtle!)
When you find yourself quoting several interesting facts about different parts of the globe as told to you by several members of this forum by saying,
I have a friend in [insert place name] who says that [insert interesting fact about said place]
Well you are all my friends... .... at least I hope you guys are ....
Oh & when you see a car which has one front headlight brighter than the other.... & start calling them 'Mad Eye Moody cars'.... & even start imagining that he's driving the one behind you
You buy a nice bottle of wine for your cousins' birthday party.... because it's called Sirius Then have a conversation over dinner, saying that he's not really dead, & is now happily running a vineyard in France! Even better is that everyone sitting round the table knows exactly what you are talking about & join in the conversation... woohooo!
Peregrine - Nov 7, 2003 9:42 am (#423 of 2936)
…when you suddenly have to have said bottle of wine even though you don’t drink wine.
timrew - Nov 7, 2003 11:49 am (#424 of 2936)
'Mad Eye Moody cars'! LOL. I like it, Fawkes!
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 7, 2003 2:59 pm (#425 of 2936)
... when you wish you could see a Mad Eye Moody car.
... when you don't understand some of the weird words and some of the British words in the series, but you read the books over and over and over and over and over and over and over again anyways.
... when you send links to the lexicon and forum to all your friends (and the people you don't know) just so you can say that YOU were the one who introduced them.
::StinkerBell:: - Nov 7, 2003 4:21 pm (#426 of 2936)
When you pronounce "Schedule" the way Uncle Vernon says it (the British pronunciation)......
freshwater - Nov 7, 2003 6:45 pm (#427 of 2936)
YKYaHPLFW...you're driving downtown and notice the line for the movie theatre is stretching way down the block, and you instantly assume, "It must be a Harry Potter movie!"....
....then you come to your senses and remember that you must wait nearly 8 months for the next movie (bummer.).
....then you glance to the right and see that an old bar has re-opened under a new name: "Muggles"!!! and you instantly resolve to drop in sometime even though you never go to bars.
The Great Abbycadabra - Nov 7, 2003 11:07 pm (#428 of 2936)
. . .when in your American Literature class (go figure) you strike up a conversation about Harry Potter and a girl loves the books and is now rereading the first four because she can't stand hardcovers so she's waiting for OOP to come out in paperback.
. . .when you nearly faint because someone who loves the books is actually waiting that long to read OOP.
. . .when you're hoping your teacher for British Literature next semester loves Harry.
. . .when even if your teacher for British Literature next semester doesn't love Harry, you can bend all essays to your will in order to incorporate Harry.
Fawkes Forever, I do that thing about the friends as well. I remember not too long ago, I told a friend of mine something about something, and she was all impressed that I have friends from other countries. Does it really matter that I've never met said people?
Caput Draconis - Nov 8, 2003 5:34 am (#429 of 2936)
Course not, m'dear.
...when you notice a lady carrying a copy of Azkaban and strike up a good 10 minute conversation about what Snape is up to, then impress her by bringing her up to date on the casting arrangements for the 3rd movie.
...when your linen purchases revolve around Harry characters - my new set of sheets are a lovely shade of Lupin.
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 8, 2003 9:03 am (#430 of 2936)
... when you are on the forum and ignoring everyone around you even though your best friend from out of town is here.
... when you suddenly remember that your best friend from out of town is here and you immediately invite her to join the forum.
... when you don't mind writing the same thing over and over and over (your best friend from out of town is here) because it's worth it to have a good long post.
Ladybug220 - Nov 8, 2003 9:12 am (#431 of 2936)
Edited by Nov 8, 2003 8:13 am
You know you are when you get online first thing in the morning to check for new posts and then go for your walk. Only to immediately check for new posts when you get back after being gone for an hour.
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 8, 2003 11:51 am (#432 of 2936)
... when you are still ignoring your out-of town company...
Emily - Nov 8, 2003 1:32 pm (#433 of 2936)
Did she say she would join, Hermoinefan(#1)?
...when you wonder if there is any way you can tie Harry Potter in with you report about Assyria and Babylon.
...when you come across something on the web and can't helb saying 'hey, my favorite sport is Quidditch too!'
...when you realize that this is the
... when your jealous because you can't figure out autohide on your computer. (Didn't someone say a while back it was control+U? It doesn't work for me)
Jim the Potty - Nov 8, 2003 1:56 pm (#434 of 2936)
Edited by Nov 8, 2003 12:57 pm
Right-click the bar at the bottom, click on 'properties' and tick the box that says 'auto-hide' then click 'apply'.
Madam Poppy - Nov 8, 2003 2:39 pm (#435 of 2936)
OK now that the bar is gone....how do I get it back when I want it
Liz Mann - Nov 9, 2003 9:01 am (#436 of 2936)
Mine doesn't say 'properties'.
Jim the Potty - Nov 9, 2003 12:11 pm (#437 of 2936)
Madmam Poppy, move your mouse down to where it normally is and it will pop up again
Liz, are you using a mac?
Madam Poppy - Nov 9, 2003 1:25 pm (#438 of 2936)
Thanks Jim! It it nice having the clutter at the bottom gone, plus my family can't say I'm reading dumb Harry Potter again.
Jim the Potty - Nov 9, 2003 3:51 pm (#439 of 2936)
...when you are proud of having helped to rid Madam Poppy's life of accusations and false allegations concerning the 'dumbness' of HP
Liz Mann - Nov 9, 2003 4:07 pm (#440 of 2936)
Jim - no, I'm not. At least, not to my knowledge. It just says restore, minimize and close. Unless I'm not clicking on the right thing.
Actually, I've just realised, I'm not!
MoaningMyrtle101 - Nov 9, 2003 6:24 pm (#441 of 2936)
What HAVE you been clicking then?
Liz Mann - Nov 10, 2003 12:33 pm (#442 of 2936)
The bar that says 'Harry Potter Lexicon Forum'.
...when you are annoyed because you had something to put on this thread but can't remember it anymore.
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 10, 2003 7:09 pm (#443 of 2936)
... when you are not on the forum for days and you get extremely upset.
... when your out of town company doesn't want to join and so you there fore have to d r a g yourself away.
MoaningMyrtle101 - Nov 10, 2003 9:37 pm (#444 of 2936)
Edited by Nov 10, 2003 8:40 pm
...when your newspaper instructor gives you something to do for a change and you hurry through it, annoyed that your time on the Lexicon forum has been cut short.
...when you're glad you didn't get the position of editor you applied for earlier this year, because you wouldn't have had enough time to get on the Lexicon Forum so much if you had.
Denise S. - Nov 11, 2003 7:12 am (#445 of 2936)
YKYAHPLFW you come back to the forum after an absence and it feels like you're coming home .
Liz Mann - Nov 11, 2003 8:21 am (#446 of 2936)
Aww! That's what it felt like for me when we came back after the forum was down for all that time.
Carina - Nov 11, 2003 3:06 pm (#447 of 2936)
Today was my worst day for controlling my Harry addiction. Literally EVERYTHING sparked a Harry thought for no reason I could come up with: lampshades, tuna sandwich for lunch, putting gas in my car, just to name a few. You know how they say addicts think about their addiction non-stop? That was me today.
Hi, I'm Carina and I'm a Harryholic.
Liz Mann - Nov 11, 2003 3:52 pm (#448 of 2936)
Uuuuuugh! In post 442, I said that there was something I wanted to put on this thread but couldn't remember what is was. Well, I remembered it... and now I've forgotten it again!
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 11, 2003 6:22 pm (#449 of 2936)
... when your out-of-town company leaves and you finally get to the forum... your true home
... when you cannot figure out which smiley to use so you simply use all of the ones you can think of at the moment.
... when you start freaking out because one of your best friends hasn't yet finished the 5th HP book.
Ladybug220 - Nov 11, 2003 6:38 pm (#450 of 2936)
Edited by Nov 11, 2003 5:39 pm
When you can't believe that one of your friends loves Harry Potter but still hasn't even read POA even though you gave it to her before GOF came out and you have gotten her GOF and OOP already.
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Ulrikke - Nov 12, 2003 8:11 am (#451 of 2936)
... when your teacher mentions Ron and Hermione in class and you are really annoyed when she doesn't say their names right.
... when you are very excited that you are going to London, because then you can go look for Grimmauld Place.
Liz Mann - Nov 12, 2003 9:52 am (#452 of 2936)
If you're anywhere near Charing Cross Road, that's where they filmed the outside of The Leaky Cauldron in the first film. It's a bookstore called 48a Charing Cross Road (yes, that is the name of the place) and it stands on the corner of a sideroad. And if you go to London Zoo you can see where they did the scene with the snake at the reptile house. I think there's a sign saying 'Harry Potter stood here' or something like that.
...when you hear someone on the forum's going to London and immediately tell them about where they can find locations for the HP film.
...when (and this is the one I couldn't remember before) you hear that next year your college is using Harry Potter as course material for the first year in English, and wish you were doing your course then instead!
Ulrikke - Nov 12, 2003 10:24 am (#453 of 2936)
Thanks for the tip, Liz! Unfortunatelty I'm not going until February, but I'm looking forward to it just the same. (I've just told my dad that we simply *have* to visit those two places.)
Marie E. - Nov 12, 2003 7:58 pm (#454 of 2936)
I was about the hand Liz a Rememberall.
...when you are buying your kids toothpaste so you breeze right past the Disney Princesses toothpaste and go right to Harry Potter!!
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 12, 2003 8:33 pm (#455 of 2936)
... when you sincerely wish that you could buy your kids Harry Potter toothpaste... the only problem is that, being in the 5th grade, you don't have any kids!
Denise P. - Nov 12, 2003 8:38 pm (#456 of 2936)
when you get your daughter a Hermione toothbrush. (We passed on the toothpaste, it is bubblegum flavored...which I think renders toothpaste useless)
Marie E. - Nov 12, 2003 9:39 pm (#457 of 2936)
We also have the Hermione toothbrush. And I also have my doubts about bubblegum flavor toothpaste, but the kids like it and brush without fussing...
The Great Abbycadabra - Nov 12, 2003 10:29 pm (#458 of 2936)
My HP toothpaste said that it was bubblegum, but it was actually grape. That's probably why I got it on sale. Unfortunately, I despise grape flavoured things. Blech.
. . .when you start using initials in your notes for American History class, and you go to initial 'prisoner of war' and you accidentally put down 'POA' instead of 'POW'.
Susurro Notities - Nov 12, 2003 10:33 pm (#459 of 2936)
...When you have watched the PoA trailer - on second thought I'm not sure I should say how many times I've watched it - even here!
The Great Abbycadabra - Nov 12, 2003 10:44 pm (#460 of 2936)
. . .when you're staying up really late (when you have a freakishly long day at school ahead of you) downloading the POA trailer so that you can watch it as many times as Susurro.
Liz Mann - Nov 13, 2003 11:32 am (#461 of 2936)
...when you get up early so you can watch it before college, twice!
...when you are really annoyed because someone has taken your college library's copy of OotP out, which means you can't read it in your free time. (And HP fanatic or not, I'm not taking my own copy in, cos it wouldn't fit in my bag. )
Joost! - Nov 14, 2003 3:25 am (#462 of 2936)
...when you tell people on the forum it's your birthday, just so you might get some birthday smilies and Abbyfetti.
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 14, 2003 5:22 pm (#463 of 2936)
... when you are upset because Ginny Weasly Dude hasn't been on the forum since you registered her.
... when you try and convince Ginny Weasly Dude to do something on the forum-- anything at all...
Denise P. - Nov 14, 2003 5:28 pm (#464 of 2936)
when, after watching the trailer for PoA for the nth time, you go surf half.com to order the other two soundtracks. Yep, I finally got them!
Carina - Nov 14, 2003 6:23 pm (#465 of 2936)
When your sister tells you about the Wheaties offer where you can get a box with your picture on it and your first thought is "I wonder if I can get a picture of me playing Quidditch?" (would that not be the COOLEST?)
When your second thought is how you want to post it here.
When your friend wants to see "the new Hugh Grant film" and you have no idea what she's talking about until you realize she ment the new Alan Rickman film.
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 14, 2003 7:09 pm (#466 of 2936)
... when you keep typing stuff and deleting it just for the fun of it
Susurro Notities - Nov 14, 2003 10:19 pm (#467 of 2936)
.....when you can picture a bunny riding a broom on a Quidditch field on a Wheaties box. Looks good Carina.
::StinkerBell:: - Nov 14, 2003 10:25 pm (#468 of 2936)
I have singing toads stuck in my mind.....
The Great Abbycadabra - Nov 14, 2003 10:31 pm (#469 of 2936)
. . .when people begin to expect receiving Abbyfetti for their birthday.
. . .when you feel the need to celebrate that fact with some more Abbyfetti:;,'.,;,'.;,';.,;.',;.';,'.,.;,',;.',;.
. . .when you're delighted that someone ordered the first two HP soundtracks. Way to go, Denise!
. . .when you consider starting to eat Wheaties for the chance to have Quidditch featured on the cover.
Caput Draconis - Nov 15, 2003 4:22 am (#470 of 2936)
...when you feel like crying at the lack of Wheaties in your life.
...when you can recognise Harry candy, even without the packaging, and proceed to engage random children in conversations about acid pops and receive somewhat suspicious glares from parents of said random children.
YKYAHPLF when you feel like crying some more 'cause you have to wait, like, 10 months for birthday Abbyfetti... Nice Howie quote, btw.
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 15, 2003 9:49 am (#471 of 2936)
Edited by Denise P. Nov 15, 2003 10:17 am
... when you finally figure out how to use colors and fonts and you post a message just so you can admire your work.
Edit HermioneFan, I deleted all your extra posts. This forum does not look kindly upon posts made just for the sake of using different fonts and colors. You can test those out on a specific thread. Advance Team Welcome & Test Your Connection
I have been lax with your continual posting for the sake of posting because I know you are fairly new. However, your age does not excuse you from following the Philosophy of the Forum like everyone else.
If you continue to make multiple posts, you will be placed on moderated status.
Edit#2: Whoops, I see Kip posted this down below but I am leaving it so you know why I deleted the posts.
Mare - Nov 15, 2003 10:16 am (#472 of 2936)
Hem hem ...
Hermionefan... you do know that you can still add lines to your first post up untill 30 minutes after you first posted it, do you...
Kip Carter - Nov 15, 2003 10:32 am (#473 of 2936)
Marè was being very nice to point out the 30-minutes of editing your post feature that our Forum has in effect.
The reason behind her suggestion that you should be aware of this is because I do not look kindly on members to use excessive posts (messages) on the Forum when one would suffice. The main reason is that there are a huge number of threads (discussions) and an enormous of posts within each thread. A new member when faced with the staggering number sometimes is overwhelmed and become intimidated to post their thoughts.
I realize that you are a young excited fan of the Harry Potter series and you enjoy posting on this Forum; however if you are not a little more conservative in the number of frivolous posts, I may have to place you on moderated status. And I do not like placing members on Moderated Status because of issues like this.
I hope what I have said makes sense. Some of our Hosts and members, like myself, read every thread and every post on this Forum. We enjoy everyone having a good time and we encourage everyone to be a part of our family; however even in the best of families, if one person is excessive, the family will either correct her, as I did, or start ignoring her and deleting her posts. Think about it!
I do not want this comment to scare you from posting; I only want you to realize that frivolous and chatty posts do get on some members' nerves. Be a good family member!
P.S.: I am well aware of your age and you are not the youngest member on the Forum.
Carina - Nov 15, 2003 7:07 pm (#474 of 2936)
I found a new HP quiz! Just a word of warning: It is RIDICULOUSLY easy (I hope... if it's not, I'm very disappointed in you )
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Denise P. - Nov 15, 2003 7:18 pm (#475 of 2936)
Here are my results:
You know your Harry Potter books. Are you enrolled at Hogwarts?
You got 12/12 correct.
They are incredibly simple.
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 15, 2003 8:31 pm (#476 of 2936)
Oops! I'm sorry, I must not remember reading that part, I'll go reread the philosophy now! Sorry!
Marie E. - Nov 15, 2003 11:06 pm (#477 of 2936)
That was very easy, but fun. I also got 12/12.
The Great Abbycadabra - Nov 15, 2003 11:46 pm (#478 of 2936)
. . .when, even though the computer keeps saying "illegal operation" whenever you try to go to that site, you are fairly certain you would have gotten 12/12 as well.
Thanks, Caput. It is a rather nice quote. Here's some early Abbyfetti. I'm feeling festive. ,.,.';,.';,'.;,';.',;.',;.
Gina R Snape - Nov 16, 2003 1:30 am (#479 of 2936)
That wasn't a quiz! I don't know what it was. But it wasn't a quiz. Not for anyone whose actually read the books...even once.
Thanks for posting it anyway. YKYAHPFW you take an online quiz and don't need a millisecond to definitively know all the answers to it...
Mandy Noble - Nov 16, 2003 9:57 am (#480 of 2936)
... when you feel lousy for going more then two months without picking up any copy of any Harry Potter book.
freshwater - Nov 16, 2003 1:00 pm (#481 of 2936)
....when you post a message just to show the gang that you've mastered smileys and an avatar!
Liz Mann - Nov 16, 2003 2:34 pm (#482 of 2936)
Erm, maybe it's just my computer but I can't see your smilies.
...when you got 12/12 on the test as well (even though it was INCREDIBLY easy! And actually, I think some people who haven't read the books could get at least some of them right as well! Where does Harry get his school supplies? a) He gets them from MSN eShop...! Lol!)
My favourite question on that test was probably: What is Quiddich? a) A pie filled with an egg mixture and various meat or vegetable ingredients!!
By the way, there is a book out, in England at least, and I'm sure I've seen it online, called So You Think You Know Harry Potter. It's a really good quiz book. Some of the questions are really easy but some of them caught me out, and I was really expecting to get 100%. I would recommend it.
...when you take any opportunity to recommend HP things to people.
...when you're sure you could come up with another, much, much better test that could catch even the members of this forum out.
...when you go and see Finding Nemo and are annoyed when the new PoA trailer isn't on it.
freshwater - Nov 16, 2003 9:10 pm (#483 of 2936)
Thanks for the comment on my missing smileys, Liz Mann. They show up on my computer, but that may have something to do with the way I saved them. I'll keep working on it.
Carina - Nov 16, 2003 10:27 pm (#484 of 2936)
I was teaching my religon class this evening and we were talking about outside factors that influence our morals. "Books" was one of the given discussion points and we ended up talking for 20 minutes on OoP. None of the conversation had anything to do with the morality of the book, but rather which parts were "cool" and which parts "sucked".
These kids know how to get me...
Liz Mann - Nov 17, 2003 10:00 am (#485 of 2936)
So if one of them said they hadn't done their homework because they reading the book or on the forum, you'd except it as a good excuse?
...when your mum asks you questions out of your Harry Potter quiz book and you are really annoyed when she finds some from the 'difficult' section that you don't know.
when you hear the word 'draconian' on the TV and you say to your mum, "That must be the language dragons speak."
...when you start making up your own Harry Potter quizes because you're disappointed with the one mentioned a bit further up this thread.
Liz Mann - Jan 5, 2005 7:15 pm (#486 of 2936)
There are more quizes on [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] if anybody's interested.
Carina - Nov 18, 2003 2:10 pm (#487 of 2936)
Yehaa! My first post from work!
YKYAHPFW: one of your students answers a question correctly and you award him "10 points for Gryffindor".
Fortunately, the kid is a HP fan as well and I have not named my groups after Hogwarts houses, because I usually only give out one or two points at a time.
YKYAHPLFW: you take time out of your precious lunch break to post here because it just happened.
Liz Mann - Nov 18, 2003 2:39 pm (#488 of 2936)
...when you are pleased when a class mate has a question about Harry Potter and she immediately thinks of you.
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 18, 2003 3:19 pm (#489 of 2936)
... when you wish someone would award you 10 points to Gryffindor.
... when you get really mad at your friend's computer because it won't let you log into the lexicon forum.
Nox NotteTorrente - Nov 18, 2003 4:17 pm (#490 of 2936)
YKYAHPLFW you just *know* you can say all kinds of things on here, relate them somehow to Harry Potter and not have everyone roll their eyes and groan like all your RL friends do...
::StinkerBell:: - Nov 18, 2003 9:09 pm (#491 of 2936)
I know how that feels.......
!!!!!LauraAngel - Nov 19, 2003 11:38 am (#492 of 2936)
...when you get really excited to get links to a HP quiz and then realize that you've already done them all!
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 19, 2003 3:28 pm (#493 of 2936)
... when somebody on the forum changes their name AND picture but you can still tell who it is because you recognize their style of writing (unfortunately I haven't yet been able to test this out yet)
... when you feel really lousy when you find that your friend has read OP 7 times and you've only read it 4 times.
Denise P. - Nov 19, 2003 3:36 pm (#494 of 2936)
...when you get upset that the jewel case to your new (used) CD of the soundtrack from PS/S was broken. Good thing that the CD was fine!!
Now, hopefully, the soundtrack to CoS will be in anyday...gotta love half.com!
Caput Draconis - Nov 19, 2003 4:28 pm (#495 of 2936)
Edited by Nov 19, 2003 3:31 pm
YKYAHPLF when you scroll down from the Vote thread, realise you were the 1000th post, go back, check, then immediately come here to tell the world.
I've seen the CoS soundtrack selling at wierd prices lately - Dumbledore cover is a lot cheaper than Hagrid, for some reason.
The Great Abbycadabra - Nov 19, 2003 4:45 pm (#496 of 2936)
. . .when you are rather jealous because you were post 1001.
::StinkerBell:: - Nov 19, 2003 4:48 pm (#497 of 2936)
And I was the 1002
Madam Poppy - Nov 19, 2003 6:21 pm (#498 of 2936)
Edited by Nov 19, 2003 5:22 pm
....when you are sad that you finally got a job, because you won't be able to visit the Forum any time of the day or night.
Gina R Snape - Nov 19, 2003 6:35 pm (#499 of 2936)
Aw, Poppy. Should we say "congratulations" or "I'm sorry?"
Gina R Snape - Nov 19, 2003 6:36 pm (#500 of 2936)
When you cheat and split your post in two...just so you can be poster #500!
Now for the elusive 666. Every time I see a thread about to reach it, I keep my eye out and BAM! the thread is closed or some such (e.g. Severus Snape thread, the old "introduce yourself" thread...
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milti girl - Nov 20, 2003 11:09 am (#501 of 2936)
YKYAHPandRonFW you really, really, really, really wish Ron were real so you could be a friend of his, and you spend all your time in class daydreaming about him, and when your friends ask you, "who were you thinking of?" you say,"Ron..." and they say, "Ron who? Do we know someone called Ron?" and you go, "Ron Weasley..." and they all roll their eyes and call you an obsessed freak who'll rival Loony Lovegood...and you take that as a compliment!!!
milti girl - Nov 20, 2003 11:18 am (#502 of 2936)
Oh yeah, and I forgot to add, when you end up singing, "God Rest Ye Merry Hippogriffs" under your breath and for an instant forget the real words. Also when the guy who does-not-return-your-affections takes a peek at the back of your notebook, only to find, to his mystification, "RW and DK" in a heart instead of "BK and DK"
This is all TRUE and it really happened!
Caitlin McCoy - Nov 20, 2003 1:07 pm (#503 of 2936)
Poor, poor Madame Poppy I know how you feel!!
When you're supposed to be in Berkeley looking for a job but instead you're still in Oakland on a computer visiting the forums...and you know that if your finacee finds out he just might start screaming.
Hem Hem - Nov 20, 2003 1:13 pm (#504 of 2936)
When, in the chatroom, you write that this year you're learning "Snapish" in school instead of "Spanish."
Liz Mann - Nov 20, 2003 1:52 pm (#505 of 2936)
...when your friend calls you with her problems and one of your first thoughts is something about how her life's got almost as many troubles as Harry's.
...when you see something on TLC about a HP trip and you think about going.
...when you see something on TLC about a LC T-Shirt and you think about getting one.
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 20, 2003 2:32 pm (#506 of 2936)
... when when you open your 'favorites' list, it says: Harry Potter Lexicon Harry Potter Lexicon Forum How obsessed with Harry Potter... Harry Potter Lexicon - Th... Smileys for the forum The Snape Picture Page Too Much Snape Useful forum stuff forum colors
Denise P. - Nov 20, 2003 2:53 pm (#507 of 2936)
when your 7 year old watches you open your CoS soundtrack (with Hagrid on the cover) and asks when you will get the PoA one. Notice he assumed (correctly) that I would be getting it
Gina R Snape - Nov 20, 2003 8:16 pm (#508 of 2936)
And knows without hesitation that PoA is the next one! Well done, Denise!
The Great Abbycadabra - Nov 20, 2003 11:42 pm (#509 of 2936)
. . .when while watching The Santa Clause 2 you see Father Time and your first thought was "Dumbly?"
. . .when while watching The Santa Clause 2 some more you see Charlie's red and gold coloured hat and think "Oh, he's in Gryffindor!"
. . .when you sit and write fan fiction in Psychology class, while thinking that Moaning Myrtle must have had some kind of issue.
. . .when you want to take Snapish instead of French.
Nox NotteTorrente - Nov 21, 2003 3:22 am (#510 of 2936)
YKYAHPFW your Microsoft spell-checker automatically reconises words like Gryffindor, Malfoy and Quidditch...
Fawkes Forever - Nov 21, 2003 9:00 am (#511 of 2936)
When you need to reformat some PC's at work, & announce that you'll have to 'Transfigure the machine' instead of saying reconfigure... hee hee Whoops .... I got a few funny looks to say the least
EDIT : When pasting in the little icon above you notice this icon ... & think..... hmmm that looks like a Weasley Jumper ..... & then posted it here
Anastasia Gilbreath - Nov 21, 2003 2:36 pm (#512 of 2936)
Ok, I am pretty bad then. I must first tell you all that I am a 30 year old married woman.
I carry a Harry Potter purse, a Harry Potter lunch box, and have Harry Potter decals all over my car. I am crazy about him.
Now, I am a professional in a hospital and a college student so imagine how this looks, but I don't care.....lol
I would say I am obsessed.
Liz Mann - Nov 21, 2003 2:44 pm (#513 of 2936)
...when you think the best thing about having a DVD player is that you can now watch all the extra features on the HP DVDs.
...when you are watching your Chambeer of Secrets DVD while writing this post (Harry and Dobby in the hospital wing).
wormsé - Nov 21, 2003 3:06 pm (#514 of 2936)
When your taking an Oral Communications class to better your speech skills, (the class also covers dating, toasting, weddings, funerals, etc...) and when you reach your wedding unit, all the guys propose to the girl of their choice, (sadly, no one picked me; I must say I was rather upset...) so you now have to "marry" and recite vows to a girl named Sloane in front of everyone... BUT! It's not that bad, and since you both LOVE Harry Potter, you are going to have a Harry Potter themed "wedding"!!! AND, you'll be using a HP song off one of the soundtracks to walk down the aisle, as well as wearing your Harry Potter T-Shirts....
Madame Librarian - Nov 21, 2003 4:34 pm (#515 of 2936)
Hey, the "Something Wicked This Way Comes" song is just the thing for a wedding processional! (joke--but it would be hoot for your class)
Pinky - Nov 21, 2003 6:00 pm (#516 of 2936)
When you got way behind on this thread and just now spent the time to get caught up! I read close to 200 posts and I'm thrilled that this bumped me below the 8,000 unread posts mark!
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 21, 2003 6:29 pm (#517 of 2936)
... when when your teacher hands out a Weekly Reader issue, and you get extremely mad and promise never to read Weekly Readers again because of the article in the back entitled "Move Over, Harry Potter" and contains the quote "Christopher's fantasy hero just may have the power to do what the Dark Lord Voldemort could not-- defeat Harry Potter."
Carina - Nov 21, 2003 7:21 pm (#518 of 2936)
Who is this Christopher, and how can we curse him?
When you lock your keys inside your classroom during a fire drill and all of your students point at the door and shout "ALOHAMORA!" (yeah, I did it too...) I love my class!
Shame on me... I had to scold one of my students for talking Harry Potter in class during math. I told him "I know what you're doing, and it's NOT going to work!"
The Great Abbycadabra - Nov 21, 2003 10:04 pm (#519 of 2936)
. . .when you think that Hermionefan has gotten more obsessed since the last time you came on here. Didn't you used to be 38% obsessed?
Ulrikke - Nov 22, 2003 5:30 am (#520 of 2936)
... when you watch Love Actually and are really pleased when Harry Potter is mentioned as one of the things England can be proud of.
... when you have to write an essay at school about something that means something to you, and you write about Harry and what difference he has made in you life.
freshwater - Nov 22, 2003 8:05 am (#521 of 2936)
Carina: I'm a teacher too, and your fire drill story made me laugh out loud!
...when you sit down at the computer to read a few lexicon threads, and then suddenly realize that it's two hours later!!
And you only realize that because your butt fell asleep! What do I do now...point at my rear and say, "Enervate"?
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 22, 2003 9:44 am (#522 of 2936)
Abbycadabra, I did some of the things the test mentioned and retook it.
Carina, the full article is this:
Move Over, Harry Potter
Have you read the story about a teenage boy who uses magic to fight evil? No, not Harry Potter. This boy is a teenager named Eragon, the title character in a new fantasy novel written by 15-year-old Cristopher Paolini.
Cristopher's fantasy hero seems to have the power to do what the evil Lord Voldemort could not do: defeat Harry Potter. Eragon is so popular that it is third on The New York Times bestseller list for children's chapter books, outselling four of five Harry Potter books.
Cristopher lives with his parents and sister in Paradise Valley, Mont. He created a fictional country, Alagaesia, based on the mountains and forests that surrounded his home.
The story centers on Eragon, who finds a polished blue stone in the forest. The boy thinks the unusual stone will buy his family food for the winter. Instead, the magical stone turns into a dragon hatchling, shattering Eragon's once-simple life. Armed with only an ancient sword, Eragon and the dragon battle the evil king of the empire.
In addition to creating a world of dwarfs, elves, and humans, Cristopher created three different languages for the book's characters. Like JRR Tolkien's The Lord of The Rings, Eragon is full of odd words and phrases. "I decided to try and write something I would enjoy reading," Cristopher told the New York Times. "The first draft came so easily."
Cristopher's parents edited the first draft of the book. They moved sentences and paragraphs. While they corrected Cristopher's grammar and punctuation, they didn't change the book's plot.
Cristopher liked what they did. "I learned so much," he said.
Because of the book's popularity, Alfred A. Knopf printed 250,000 copies of the novel, a large printing for a first book. - The New York Times
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 22, 2003 10:16 am (#523 of 2936)
... when when you finally find a place where you can watch the POA movie trailer and you watch it over and over and over on all different sizes and screens.
... when you put aside your 'countdown to Christmas' and instead make a 'countdown to Harry Potter#3'.
Liz Mann - Nov 22, 2003 12:24 pm (#524 of 2936)
...when you are really mad that anyone even comes close to HP in sales!
...when you are really mad that HP isn't at the number one spot in the big read. Come on, British forum members, vote for GoF!!
...when you are pleased when your mum tells you Dec mentioned 'Peter Pettigrew from Hogsmede' on SMTV Gold.
...when you are also pleased when you hear Simon Cowell (sp?) say on Pop Idol, "It'd take Harry Potter to make you sing well" or soemthing like that.
Madam Poppy - Nov 22, 2003 3:33 pm (#525 of 2936)
....when you look at Hollywood Videos "Two for $20.00" DVD sale racks and the only movie you want to watch/buy is Chamber of Secrets....and you already own it.
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 22, 2003 3:34 pm (#526 of 2936)
... when you are extremely pleased that your friend joins you in watching the POA trailer over and over and over.
Blast - Nov 22, 2003 7:48 pm (#527 of 2936)
When you purchase some Harry Potter figurines for Christmas for your Daughter and then think of how neat they would look on the computer desk. I am sorry I must go and close my ears in the oven. When you are at work and it seems that everybody tells you to do something for them and you contemplate making a SPEW button. When you see a young girl with straight red hair and make the comment another Weasley eh.When someone drops a jar and you pull out a magic marker and say repairo. When you see a little girl shopping with her mother and she has a stick in her hand and you have a delightful five minute conversation about some spells that she could perform.
Denise P. - Nov 22, 2003 9:52 pm (#528 of 2936)
when you take 3 of your kids to see Brother Bear and are thrilled to see Looney Toons playing there too with only a 5 min difference in start times. Once there, you rush to get the kids settled in, dash down the hall to Looney Toons just in time to catch the PoA trailer and then stroller lesiurely back to Brother Bear, savoring seeing it on the big screen It is cool on my computer but much more so on the big screen, you can see details a lot better. Darn, I would love to be able to play it over and over again like I can on my own computer.
The Great Abbycadabra - Nov 22, 2003 11:47 pm (#529 of 2936)
You can call me Abby, Hermionefan. I took that test several times myself. I believe the last time I took it, I was up to 96%. You're young yet, keep up the good work.
Liz Mann - Nov 23, 2003 8:33 am (#530 of 2936)
Can someone post a link to that test, please?
MoaningMyrtle101 - Nov 23, 2003 8:45 am (#531 of 2936)
Yeah, I haven't taken it yet either!
Killian - Nov 23, 2003 12:37 pm (#532 of 2936)
Neither have I!
And, you know you're a Harry Potter/Lexicon Fan when your little sister comes over to you and says "You know you live on this forum, don't you?" and you're in such a daze that you just mutter "Huh?" while trying to think of a good response.
When you watch the movie and you think to yourself, "Hey, what's she doing? She can't cast magic before they get into school!" and end up watching the movies to spot other random errors like that.
When you put certain scenes on slow motion just to see things that you haven't seen before.
When your friends go, "Oh, no!" every time they see someone else with a Harry Potter book because they only know it'll get you started on all of your theories, predictions, etc.
The Great Abbycadabra - Nov 24, 2003 1:24 am (#533 of 2936)
Here's the link: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Enjoy!
Denise P. - Nov 24, 2003 8:22 am (#534 of 2936)
when you are waiting for an auction on eBay to end to see if you won the first HP game for Gameboy Advanced. I have it for the PC but decided I needed it for the Gameboy too. I already have CoS and really, really hate the Quidditch parts. I get my 10 year old to play those sections for me.
Devika - Nov 24, 2003 10:31 am (#535 of 2936)
...when you start giving a scholarly analysis of Harry Potter unasked for your college interview... and tell the world that you only got through because of magic!
...when you form an association of Harry Potter Desktop Scribblers
...when you check the books everyday to find new stuff to engrave on your desks
...when you seriously considering taking drawing lessons so that you can draw the Hogwarts Crest better
... when you start completing HP scribbles left imcomplete on desks and then get major kicks out of discovering the person who wrote them in the first place
Hinkypunk - Nov 24, 2003 11:27 am (#536 of 2936)
...when you are really excited to hear about "Hogwarts Headaches" (head/neck pain associated with reading/carrying OotP--I think this has been given other names elsewhere as well) as a legitimate ailment on the local radio station's "Medical Minute"...............
...when you are jumping up and down with excitement over JKR's guest spot on "The Simpsons".........
...when you are happy to be officially obsessed as judged by the quiz (31%--I have a long way to go, but getting there)!
Liz Mann - Nov 24, 2003 12:43 pm (#537 of 2936)
...when you are disgusted with how low your score is, even though that score means "Full time Potter fan. You're obsessed!"
...when you are trying to do some of the things on the test to make your score higher.
...when you are annoyed that you can't get 100% for reasons like you didn't go to a launch of GoF (because you hadn't read the books back then), you're not Lexicon Steve, you're not Jenna from the Unofficial HP site and you haven't stalked JK Rowling. (I'm not going to try that one! )
...when you want to make your own, more fair, quiz.
Ladybug220 - Nov 24, 2003 1:58 pm (#538 of 2936)
When you celebrate that you have moved up from 38% obsessed to 49% obsessed! Woohoo!
!!!!!LauraAngel - Nov 24, 2003 2:17 pm (#539 of 2936)
...when you celebrate that you have moved up from 3% obsessed to 49% obsessed! Woohoo!
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 24, 2003 6:36 pm (#540 of 2936)
... when you are always checking every post or thread you've made just to see how many people have agreed with you.
... when you wish you could see a movie with the POA trailer.
... when you wish you could see a movie because an actor from Harry Potter is in it, but you can't see it because the your mom won't let you see movies with that rating.
freshwater - Nov 25, 2003 6:20 am (#541 of 2936)
YKYAHP/LFW...you only discovered the forum about a month ago and have been driven crazy by the amount of previous posts you'd like to read and so are finally thrilled that you've made all the little yellow "NEW" balloons go away from one whole thread!! (even if it is the shortest one: New Threads Not Yet Approved or Placed). Yippee!!
Liz Mann - Nov 26, 2003 11:51 am (#542 of 2936)
...when your internet doesn't work for a day and it really bugs you.
...when it also bugs you that so many people got higher scores in the quiz than you.
Jim the Potty - Nov 26, 2003 11:55 am (#543 of 2936)
Liz are you on ntl? My internet was down yesterday too...
Liz Mann - Nov 26, 2003 12:05 pm (#544 of 2936)
You were??? Yes, I am on ntl!! I don't believe it, it actually wasn't my computer's fault for once!
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 26, 2003 3:55 pm (#545 of 2936)
... when you are currently sneaking away from your chores and stuff like that in order to be on the forum.
... when you sincerely hope that the hotel you'll be staying at has a computer with Internet on it so that you can wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving without being early or late.
... when you are exceptionally pleased that you were able to easily resist temptation to open up your copy of Weekly Reader in class, seeing as there might be another Eragon type article.
Denise P. - Nov 28, 2003 7:38 am (#546 of 2936)
when you fail to win the SS game on eBay but then find it on half. com
only to have the seller never confirm it but then you see it in person at Toys R Us
except it is $10 more so you check half.com again and find another copy for even less than the first one!
This seller confirmed so I have a copy on the way and even with shipping, saved over $12 from Toys R Us
Denise P. - Nov 28, 2003 9:52 am (#547 of 2936)
when you are dancing because you just got a call from the book store that your copy of UUGTMHP Book 5 Clue is in!! Too bad it is a Christmas present from my husband and I won't get to read it until then. Bummer! Yes, I ordered it because he would have messed it up but he is paying for it and will hide it until Christmas for me.
Kowalla - Nov 28, 2003 7:47 pm (#548 of 2936)
Have you noticed that on receipts, they always abbreviate the items so that they are usually completely unrecognizable? Well, I work at Wal*Mart, & I noticed one item that rang up. I have no clue what it is, but the register said this:
AM BTY FTTC
I had to look at that twice, because I SWEAR the first time it said ABBYFETTI!!!!!
YKYAHPLFW.. you see letters twisted around to the form of lexicon only words.
Kowalla - Nov 28, 2003 7:49 pm (#549 of 2936)
.... when you laugh about it & nobody knows why.
.... when you're sad because even if you tried to explain it, nobody would really understand.
Madame Librarian - Nov 28, 2003 8:03 pm (#550 of 2936)
Oh, Kowalla, don't be sad. We understand. We laughed.
There, there. Feel better?
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The Great Abbycadabra - Nov 28, 2003 10:21 pm (#551 of 2936)
Cool! I'm like Santa Claus. I'm everywhere!
. . .when a word you made up suddenly starts haunting people you've never met.
. . .when while watching Survivor a few weeks ago, you think that Rupert would have made a great Hagrid.
. . .when you read People magazine and a writer for the magazine said the same thing and you feel slightly bad because you didn't get credit.
shepherdess - Nov 29, 2003 1:20 am (#552 of 2936)
When you're in a store and see a bunch of dolphin figurines, and all you can think is: "Mare!"
Mare - Nov 29, 2003 10:41 am (#553 of 2936)
LOL! Poor Shepherdess, this forum and its members are really haunting your family, aren't we?
YKYAHPF when you have a dream which features Mrs Weasley with yellow eyes, who could turn into a dog or a cat. When you think: "I will have to tell the forum about that" before you wake up.
Happened to me a few days ago. Now I am dreaming about Harry and this forum! I really need to get a life...
Kowalla - Nov 29, 2003 5:43 pm (#554 of 2936)
Yeah, I had to look at the next item hoping to see some actual Abbyfetti ring up. Too bad it didn't. Oh well, it's not REALLy Abbyfetti unless it comes from Abby.
Thanks, Barb. I do feel better. I knew I HAD to post it here, so that SOMEONE would understand!
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 29, 2003 8:05 pm (#555 of 2936)
... when when your mom asks your waiter about the other locations of the restraunt and he says "Well we've got one at the Forum" and your first thought is, "How could they get a restruant online, and what does Mexican have to do with Harry Potter?"
... when when your second thought is, "I have GOT to post that whenever we get back home".
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 30, 2003 3:31 pm (#556 of 2936)
... when you have nearly 3 hours of undisturbed free time and you spend almost all of it reading and posting.
... when when you forget how to spell "serious" so you just put "sirius".
... when you (siriusly ) consider going to see Loony Tunes Back in Action, even though you wanted to stay away from it, because of the POA trailer.
... when you have a dream about sneaking into Loony Tunes Back in Action and seeing the POA trailer.
... when when you type the word "Loony" it reminds you immediately of "Loony Lovegood".
... when you read about the other Forum members being haunted by stuff like Abbyfetti and Mare's portrait, and you think, "Creepy. I've never been haunted before..." and your second thought is, "I wish it could happen to me!" and of course your third thought is "Better go post that!"
Marye Lupin - Nov 30, 2003 3:51 pm (#557 of 2936)
...When you're having trouble writing a Humanities paper on Buddha without bringing up Harry Potter.
... When somebody makes fun of Harry Potter and one of your friends sais "Careful, you don't want to insult Mary's god."
... When you find out that your friends boyfriend doesn't read Harry Potter and you wonder why she would go out with him.
... When you find out the third Harry Potter movie is supposed to come out June 4th and you think "that's three days after graduation" and you realize you're just as excited for both (even though you remember you didn't like the first two movies).
... When you're favorite line of the movie Love Actually is when the prime minister mentions Harry Potter. (By the way- I loved that movie!)
Marye Lupin - Nov 30, 2003 3:53 pm (#558 of 2936)
Hermionefan(#1)-- I wanted to go see the Looney Toons movie for the same reason. So far I've managed to stay away but...
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 30, 2003 4:41 pm (#559 of 2936)
Well, maybe we could see it together, if we had any idea who the other person was!
Dragonesss - Nov 30, 2003 11:57 pm (#560 of 2936)
Well, if you want to go to Loony Tunes Back in Action to see the POA trailer you should avoid Grand Lake Theater in Oakland. They DID NOT SHOW POA trailer with Loony Tunes !!! I was furious! Crucio manager!
Caput Draconis - Dec 1, 2003 1:56 am (#561 of 2936)
lol Dragonesss - Loony Tunes isn't out for me yet, but I've still been going to a copious amount of movies in the hope of PoA, so far, nada. Crucio manager indeed.
YKYAHPF when you're much nicer than usual to a little kid at your place of work because a)he has glasses and b)he is wrapped in a Hogwarts towel. (Me: 'Hello, can I he- *gasp* is that a Hogwarts towel?! Little kid: 'Yup'. Super Mature Me: 'Oh, man that is sooo cool! I want one!'). I was further thrilled by the fact he decided on buying a packet of snake lollies, and his brother brought a giant basilisk-y one. Their mum should be so proud...
...when a Hogwarts towel is now at the top of on your Christmas list.
Pinky - Dec 1, 2003 1:52 pm (#562 of 2936)
This isn't really a YKYAHPFW thing, but I don't know where else to put it. Thanksgiving night, we ate with some of my husband's cousins. After we were all stuffed, we sat on the couch to watch tv. Flicking through channels, they happened on the SS movie, right at the part where Hagrid is barging into the Hut on the Rock. These cousins (lawyers, in their 30's) had never seen or read HP before. It was so much fun to watch the whole movie and hear them make comments. They were so utterly convinced Snape was the bad guy. It was all I could do to not tell them it was really Quirrel. How can anyone possibly have more fun than to watch someone else become spellbound by Harry Potter for the first time. *sigh*
Madam Poppy - Dec 1, 2003 2:48 pm (#563 of 2936)
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Oh Lauren, there was a Harry Potter towel in the markdown area of the store I work in. If you are interested, email me. I think you can find the towels on Ebay too.
Mare - Dec 1, 2003 3:34 pm (#564 of 2936)
YKYAHPLFF when your forum and forumfriends are mentioned in your Sinterklaas (Sint Nicholas = original Santaclaus) poem!
Carina - Dec 1, 2003 9:37 pm (#565 of 2936)
Leaving class today... "Ms. Prime, Ms. Prime! What was Professor Lupin's first name?.... See, I told you she'd know..."
I told my class about the school that plays quidditch (thanks to the link from Denise P) and now they insist that we HAVE to play as well.
Liz Mann - Dec 2, 2003 3:26 pm (#566 of 2936)
...when you are really annoyed when you don't have internet for three whole days!!! It was my own fault. There's a QuickTime icon in the bottom right hannd corner of my screen, and when I went to turn it off, I accidently turned off the one next to it, which was my internet connection!!!
...when you start a script-writing class and you have fantasies about going and finding out that every single person in the class likes Harry Potter. Well, I dunno if they do or not yet. There's one guy in the class who I know does because he's in my creative writing class at college. And I think the guy from that class called James Potter, who I mentioned earlier on in this thread, is in it, too.
Marye Lupin - Dec 2, 2003 6:24 pm (#567 of 2936)
Well last year we had to do a statistics project for my math class and I did a survey on Harry Potter Vs Lord of the Rings (Lord of the Rings won by one vote). In case your interested (you're probably not but I'm going to tell you anyway )here are the results to the Harry Potter questions:
59.3% read Harry Potter (I only asked about the first book)
69.03% saw the first movie
55.93% were planning on seeing the second movie (this was right before it came out)
I also asked people who had read it to rate the first book out of 7: 7 (46%), 6 (19%), 5 (16%), and less than 5 (18%)
YKYAHPLF when you make your math paper about Harry Potter and then, a year later, you dig out the paper because you want to give the results to other Harry Potter fans.
freshwater - Dec 2, 2003 8:20 pm (#568 of 2936)
YKYAHP/HPLFW....you are driving around looking at Christmas lights, and when you see a reindeer made of white lights you yell out, "Harry's patronus!"
Jim the Potty - Dec 3, 2003 9:50 am (#569 of 2936)
...when you are interested in other fan's HP maths papers
Ulrikke - Dec 3, 2003 10:00 am (#570 of 2936)
... when you hate your teacher for not letting you write about JK Rowling in a report about something/someone from an English speaking country.
Liz Mann - Dec 3, 2003 1:45 pm (#571 of 2936)
...when you get really, REALLY annoyed when you read an interview with Jason Isscas that suggests GoF is still going to be two and a half hours.
...when you think if the petitions don't work all the HP fans should rally outside Leavesden Studios.
...when, if they do, you know for a fact that you'll be there, even if it's a college day.
Ulrikke - Dec 3, 2003 3:09 pm (#572 of 2936)
She said JK is *just* a famous writer and that a report about her wouldn't tell us anything new about the country. The funny thing is that just a week earlier I asked her (my teacher) if I could write about JK and she said I could! And then I spent about 10£ on a book about Rowling for no use (actually I already had it in Danish, but our materials have to be in English).
It's getting late now. I better go to bed now, or I'll just keep rambling.
Andrew Hunt - Dec 3, 2003 8:07 pm (#573 of 2936)
...when you are surprised, you accidently yell out, "Merlin's Beard!" in high school....
...when the lexicon forum is the home page for your internet browser.
Lexicon Steve - Dec 3, 2003 10:28 pm (#574 of 2936)
Edited by Dec 3, 2003 10:43 pm
Let me see...
...when you haven't been on the forum for ages, but you spend a ridiculous amount of time reading 573 posts in this thread just because you feel like you're chatting with a whole bunch of your best friends...
And here's the clincher...
You know you're a Harry Potter Lexicon fan when you love reading through the Lexicon, just browsing around from page to page, reading descriptions of chracters and timelines...even though you're reading stuff you wrote yourself.
Steve Who should be in bed.
The Great Abbycadabra - Dec 3, 2003 10:48 pm (#575 of 2936)
Heehee, Steve. I frequently just browse the Lexicon. It's great, however, I didn't write the thing.
. . .when your mom finds the US adult (I suppose that's what it's called--the smaller one with the navy blue cover.) edition of SS at a thrift store for 20 cents, and you couldn't be happier that she bought it even though you already own two copies of it.
. . .when you can't believe that someone would give up their copy of an HP book.
. . .when you feel somewhat gratified that it had been read. Well, the spine was mutilated anyway.
Lexicon Steve - Dec 3, 2003 10:57 pm (#576 of 2936)
When you keep forgetting that, as a tech coordinator, HP is supposed to mean "Hewlett Packard"...
Dragonesss - Dec 3, 2003 11:48 pm (#577 of 2936)
Steve, as a tech coordinator, don't you think that after Nimbus 2000 Harry supposed to get Nimbus XP?
Dragonesss - Dec 4, 2003 12:16 am (#578 of 2936)
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... when re reading - once again - your set of HP books you discover that you've been mentioned in CoS! "And some old witch in Bath had a book that you could never stop reading! You just had to wander around with your nose in it, trying to do everything one-handed. " That's me. I have five... no, seven of those books. And five audio books that you could never stop listening to... Don't we all?
Madam Poppy - Dec 4, 2003 6:40 am (#579 of 2936)
...When you get a new printer and it had to be an HP. (Well, it was on sale too!)
Fawkes Forever - Dec 4, 2003 8:29 am (#580 of 2936)
You spend most of the day trawling through the web to find some screen grabs of JK's notebook.... just to see if Blaise Zabini is a boy or girl.... hee hee.
But I had fun
Hermionefan(#1) - Dec 4, 2003 2:49 pm (#581 of 2936)
... when when you tell your friend that you're reading Harry Potter and they say, "You're reading it again???," and you are deeply offended.
... when you pick up a Weekly Reader and see a page entitled "From Page to Screen" with a picture of a scene from Harry Potter #2, and you think "Hey, WR may redeem itself after that Eragon article!" and then you are EXTREMELY angry when you see that they spent 6 paragraphs each on Tuck Everlasting, Lord of the Rings, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas and only 1 paragraph on Harry Potter!
boop - Dec 4, 2003 4:54 pm (#582 of 2936)
When you can't wait to get home from work and get on this forum!
When you talk other people who didn't read the books into reading them.
When you have dreams about Harry,LV,and Dumbledore.
Reading the same books over and over again.
Andrew Hunt - Dec 4, 2003 5:19 pm (#583 of 2936)
better than boop.....getting on the lexicon AT work!!!! ou, do I ever get in trouble.....hehehe
Marye Lupin - Dec 5, 2003 1:11 pm (#584 of 2936)
The other day I was sitting in front of my first period class and I overheard this conversation:
Girl#1: I just started the second Harry potter book
Me (to myself): She hasn't read them before??
Girl#2: Why are you reading Harry Potter ?
Girl#3: You know it's going to take you forever to finnish them.
Me (to myself): No it won't.
Girl#1: There actually really easy to read.
Girl#3: No there not. Besides don't you have better things to do then spend your day reading?
Girl#1 (looking guilty): Well... I had a five hour plane ride...
Girl#2: Still you spent it reading. You're such a dork.
You know you're a Harry Potter fan when this conversation really irritates you and your friend has to listen to you complain about those two girls you've never met before in your life who insulted both Harry Potter and reading in general!
Andrew Hunt - Dec 5, 2003 1:49 pm (#585 of 2936)
...when during your spare at school, you go out to buy a hanna tattoo kit and make a Dark Mark on your wrist! It looks SO cool!!!!!! And it's not like a real tattoo either, it's very faint and all sort of a colour that looks like it's a scar! It's got the skull with the snake as the tongue and everything!!!!!! I'll post some digital pictures of it soon!
Liz Mann - Dec 5, 2003 3:02 pm (#586 of 2936)
Wow! If I ever got a hanna tatoo, it's be that!
And, Marye, those girls 2 and 3 sound like Bridget from Eight Simple Rules.
Hermionefan(#1) - Dec 5, 2003 3:11 pm (#587 of 2936)
Marya, I've got no idea who in the world s 2 and 3 are but when I read that I seriously felt like cursing them... unfortunately I don't have a wand...
The Great Abbycadabra - Dec 5, 2003 11:24 pm (#588 of 2936)
. . .when you are seriously annoyed at those girls. And poor Girl #1, being all peer-pressured into not reading them. Gosh, what's the matter with people today? One of my favourite quotes is from Brendan Fraser, "Embrace your dorkdom, or rail against it. The choice is yours." Maybe you should tell her that, Marye. If reading HP and reading in general make me a dork, then that's fine with me!
Abby, Proud to be a Dork!
Ladybug220 - Dec 6, 2003 9:02 am (#589 of 2936)
Abby, I love that qoute! When/where did he say that?
Hermionefan(#1) - Dec 6, 2003 9:10 am (#590 of 2936)
Yes, very proud to be a dork.
... when you are annoyed at your friend when you are telling them about the obsessed people on the Harry Potter forum and how the teachers who are members give their classes "10 points to Gryffindor" and stuff like that and she says, "They are way too obsessed with Harry Potter."
Liz Mann - Dec 6, 2003 2:15 pm (#591 of 2936)
Sigh! Some people! Reading it not dorky. You need to be more intelligent to read than you do to watch TV. Are they saying iltelligent people are dorks?
The Great Abbycadabra - Dec 6, 2003 5:51 pm (#592 of 2936)
Brendan said it in an article for Newsweek around the time Bedazzled came out. It was his answer to the question "So you've learned to love your inner geek?" I'm glad to know that Brendan is in touch with his dorkiness.
. . .when you know that it is not possible to be way to obsessed with Harry Potter.
Liz Mann - Dec 7, 2003 12:00 pm (#593 of 2936)
...when you have Harry Potter ormaments on the Christmas tree in your room.
Fawkes Forever - Dec 8, 2003 9:22 am (#594 of 2936)
When you hear that Liz has Harry Potter ornaments on her Christmas tree & you want some for your own Christmas tree.... where did you get them Liz?
And are seriously thinking on buying the Harry Potter Christmas crackers you spotted in 'Boots' (chain of pharmacy stores) the other day.... even though they are more expensive than the others... but convince yourself that you definitely saw a sign beside them that said 'buy one get one free' so you can justify buying them... hmmm, must pop into Boots on my way home from work
Marie E. - Dec 8, 2003 7:06 pm (#595 of 2936)
Harry Potter crackers! I'm so jealous. I just bought plain old holiday crackers at Target.
...when you buy Christmas crackers because they are mentioned in Prisoner of Azakaban and you're six year old doesn't know what they are. She still thinks there are actually crackers inside, like Ritz or something.
Nox NotteTorrente - Dec 9, 2003 3:51 am (#596 of 2936)
When you *so* want Harry Potter ornaments on your (non-existant) Christams Tree!
freshwater - Dec 9, 2003 7:35 am (#597 of 2936)
...when, as you drive around town, you've shouted "Patronus!" so often (when sighting white-light deer Christmas lawn ornaments) that your son creates a new game: instead of counting VW Beetles or motorcycles, we are now competing to see who sights the most patronuses!
Liz Mann - Dec 9, 2003 11:33 am (#598 of 2936)
I have Harry Potter Christmas Crackers, Fawkes! My Mum says since crackers all contain these pathetic little pieces of rubbish passing off as 'toys' in them, we might as well get Harry Potter ones.
Also, Fawkes, I got the ornaments in Harrods a couple of years ago. Last year when I looked they didn't have any. Which is a shame because I've got Ron and Hermione and now I want Harry.
YKYAHPF when you're really happy when the professional script-writer taking your script-writing class mentions PS/SS as an example of a text that has a lot of physical barriers in the protagonist's way to getting what he wants. (This he says makes good writing, which means he must think Harry Potter is good writing! )
...when when the class is asked to come up with their own examples, you want to think of one from Harry Potter, and are annoyed because he's already done that one.
...when you are then even more annoyed that one of the other people in the class uses it anyway. But this did provoke more praise for the book from the teacher.
...when you're given your copy of Othello for your English class and write in the front, "Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titilandus. This book belongs to Liz Mann, Gryffindor House. If found please send by owl to: Liz Mann, Gryffindor Common Room, Gryffindor Tower, Hogwarts."
Hermionefan(#1) - Dec 9, 2003 3:51 pm (#599 of 2936)
Great, I better go do that to my notebooks, Liz Mann...
... when without further ado, you hop off your chair and gather all your notebooks and a permanent marker-- excuse me a minute-- Back! I've got
"Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titilandus"
Picture of Gryffindor/Hogwarts badge
If found, please
return by regular
... when you are dissapointed that your mom doesn't know what "Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titilandus" means.
The Great Abbycadabra - Dec 9, 2003 5:11 pm (#600 of 2936)
. . .when you are disgruntled that HP is only mentioned on your children's literature (even though you staunchly disagree that HP is solely children's lit, it's good to see it in school ) exam once and it's not even the correct answer. *shakes head*
I have HP ornaments. I have Harry on his Nimbus, Harry on his Nimbus painted on a little white globe, Harry and the Mirror of Erised, a little Norbert, a spellbook, a potions bottle, a snitch, a flying key, and the Sorting Hat. The last six are really little and came in a gift set. Well, technically, they're all my mom's, but Christmas is a season of sharing after all.
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Hermionefan(#1) - Dec 9, 2003 5:13 pm (#601 of 2936)
I want HP Christmas ornaments!!! Waaaaa!!!
The Great Abbycadabra - Dec 9, 2003 5:19 pm (#602 of 2936)
I believe that most of these came from Hallmark, if that's any help. They keep coming up with new ones each year, but they go really, really fast. You can't wait for the post-Christmas sale on these, like we frequently do.
Susurro Notities - Dec 9, 2003 8:41 pm (#603 of 2936)
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YKYAHPFF when you look up the web address of your favorite HP store to share with the forum members who are looking for HP ornaments. The Wizard Store I am not sure how their prices compare with others but they have a huge amount of HP stuff.
Dragonesss - Dec 10, 2003 12:15 am (#604 of 2936)
I don't have any HP ornaments, but I have 3 key chains - Gryffindor Lion, Slytheryn Snake and Snitch. They look perfectly good on Christmas tree! And Fluffy is sitting under the tree with Santa.
Madam Poppy - Dec 10, 2003 3:36 am (#605 of 2936)
Wow Susurro! I went to The Wizard Store and I want one of the Skiving Snackboxes!
Fawkes Forever - Dec 10, 2003 3:54 am (#606 of 2936)
Hmmm, Poppy good idea.... 'skive' out of work & get a chance to do some Christmas shopping when the stores are less crowded
Liz, too bad I don't live near Harrods, or in England for that matter... will check out Dublins equivalent... Brown Thomas... but I seriously doubt it....
So my quest for HP ornaments to adorn my tree continues.... I bought the crackers.... and for now I have to content myself with the fact that my tree is decorated in the Griffindor colours.... Red & Gold tinsel... hee hee!
Denise P. - Dec 10, 2003 7:32 am (#607 of 2936)
Okay, where in the US can you find crackers??
Susurro Notities - Dec 10, 2003 8:19 am (#608 of 2936)
Edited by Dec 10, 2003 7:26 am
Best deal I found for US consumers for Harry Potter Crackers was on eBay. There they start at about $7 US. Shipping for the eBay crackers is $11.34 US. On a UK store's web site I saw them as high as $38 US! The Crackers come 6 to a box.
Denise P. - Dec 10, 2003 8:46 am (#609 of 2936)
Well, darn, I don't want HP crackers that badly. I did see a bunch of non HP ones and have a bid on some. If I don't get them, I did find a place on the web in the US that sells a variety of crackers (with 15% off coupon too!). I think they would be cool to put in the stockings.
Liz Mann - Dec 10, 2003 9:55 am (#610 of 2936)
Susurro, you have directed me to heaven! There are soooooo many things on there I really really want!! I have added it to my very long favourites list.
Carina - Dec 10, 2003 10:57 pm (#611 of 2936)
My class was having soem difficulty this week with quotation marks and underlining titles of books, so, as a true HP freak...er, FAN would do, I retyped the section in GOF where Harry, Hermione and Ron are researching in the library for ways to complete the second task. Not only did we get our grammar lesson for the day, my kids all wanted to read the whole book. Thank goodness I had just ordered two more sets of 1-4 for the class library (They were all checked out by recess time)
YKYAHPF when you know Harry Potter is the answer for everything!
The Great Abbycadabra - Dec 11, 2003 12:35 am (#612 of 2936)
. . .when you want to be in Carina's class.
shepherdess - Dec 11, 2003 3:45 am (#613 of 2936)
...when you think Carina should get a teacher of the year award.
freshwater - Dec 11, 2003 7:51 am (#614 of 2936)
...when you're in the 2nd grade hallway and hear a student spell M-O-M and your first thought is not "Mom", but "Ministry of Magic"!
....when you see a new student at school has the last name "Krumslitch" and you immediately think, "Maybe his family is related to Victor Krum!"
Liz Mann - Dec 11, 2003 10:47 am (#615 of 2936)
Krumslitch? That's a mixture of Krum and Snitch! Maybe that kid has some Quiddich talent in them!
That is so cool how your students all went and checked the books out, Carina!
...when you're thinking about trying to become an extra in GoF.
Fawkes Forever - Dec 11, 2003 11:38 am (#616 of 2936)
Hee hee, when you considered applying to be an extra for PoA, & are still considering it, & are glad when Liz mentions it, 'cus you don't feel like such a nutter now \
But... I know if I was an extra, I'd probably get fired first day there .... I wouldn't be able to resist the urge to point out inconsistencies ... "No No No... you're doing it all wrong"
That & for berating one of the WB execs on set... "What do you mean it's only 2 hours 30 mins long...." Quick skuffle later... "Honestly officer, I wasn't threatening this nice kind man with a wand.... it's a wake one ... honest... please don't arrest me.."
That sounds like it could be fun ...
Carina - Dec 11, 2003 8:05 pm (#617 of 2936)
YKYAHPF when you're proud of creating new HP fans!
Brandon Christopher - Dec 11, 2003 10:56 pm (#618 of 2936)
You know your a Harry Potter Lexicon Fan when you learn HTML just so you can use it on the Lexicon to talk to fellow Potter addicts!
Not that it's that hard...
Marie E. - Dec 11, 2003 11:00 pm (#619 of 2936)
Denise, I saw some holiday crackers at Target. If you have one near you, that is.
Dragonesss - Dec 11, 2003 11:46 pm (#620 of 2936)
Edited by Dec 11, 2003 10:47 pm
Harry Potter Crackers [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] £10.00 Buy 1 get 1 free
Harry Potter Christmas Gift ideas [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
shepherdess - Dec 11, 2003 11:54 pm (#621 of 2936)
Well, I can't buy HP crackers, but I'm dying to know what's in them! (Surely not really good stuff, like in the books!)
Denise P. - Dec 12, 2003 7:45 am (#622 of 2936)
Since I have to go out today anyway, guess I will be swinging by Target! Thanks Marie!
Liz Mann - Dec 12, 2003 10:26 am (#623 of 2936)
No, sheperdess, I very much doubt if vulture hats and live white mice are going to come out. I'll tell you wants in them when they've all been pulled. (After New Year).
And Fawkes, I think they're finishing PoA now, but you could always try for GoF.
Fawkes Forever - Dec 12, 2003 11:39 am (#624 of 2936)
hee hee, Liz, could you picture it
Shepherdess, don't get too excited about the contents of the crackers.... usually a paper hat (coloured tissue paper), some plastic extremely cheap toy & a *funny* joke.... depending on your sense of humour.... put it this way.... the jokes would appeal to tiny kids....
My HP crackers don't look too bad... I'm dying to open them now ... but no, I have to wait another 12 days....
and... YKYAHPF, when it's 6.42pm GMT on a friday & you are still at work... because you where extremely busy today ... but stopped a few minutes ago, but wanted a quick peek at the forum before you go home... (no PC at home so I'll not see the forum again till monday... *sob*) ok... going home now... have a nice weekend everyone & good luck with the cracker hunts
Brandon Christopher - Dec 12, 2003 12:17 pm (#625 of 2936)
Fawkes that is so sad, I couldn't live without my computer.
Do any of you know if you can get those crackers in the US? I've never had any before and I want to try them out. Wouldn't it be cool if they could do everything that magical crackers can?
Liz Mann - Dec 12, 2003 1:11 pm (#626 of 2936)
That would be cool. Sigh! We can only dream...
See you on Monday, Fawkes. Have a good weekend.
MoaningMyrtle101 - Dec 13, 2003 12:04 am (#627 of 2936)
...when you finally get around to taking the "How Obsessed are you" quiz and are very pleased to announce that your score is 62%
...when you have to present a commercial for a product that doesn't exist in English and choose Polyjuice Potion.
...when you spend three entire science classes carving "The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. Enemies of the Heir, Beware!" onto the table and launch into a half-hour discussion of OotP with the guy next to you when he sees what you're writing and volunteers to help you.
...when your school's newspaper sponsor announces that we're meeting in her room instead of the computer lab for the next few days, you feel incredibly disappointed and think, "But when will I get on the Forum? How unfair of her!"
...when your character in a play you're in goes into a trance and you're inexplicably delighted when the director tells you to do it like Trelawney.
Hermionefan(#1) - Dec 13, 2003 10:07 am (#628 of 2936)
Myrtle 101, are you saying you're happy to be like Trelawny or your just happy that the director knows about HP?
... when for a contest (Reflections Contest-- theme was 'I'm really Happy When...) your teacher wants you to write an essay for I'm Really Happy When... and you write about being happy when you read Harry Potter!
... when you are dissapionted that your poster won and your essay didn't, because you're not sure if you remembered to draw a lightning bolt scar on your poster.
Fawkes Forever - Dec 15, 2003 11:36 am (#629 of 2936)
You got very upset that GOF didn't win the big read... but admitted to voting for Pride & Prejudice at least once but did vote for Harry twice a week
You're annoyed that you're really really busy at work, so you have to get in early or stay late to have a quick look at the forum... but it's beginning to get away from me.... so many unread posts
You actually get kinda excited when your work offer you a PC to bring home... means more work & I'll be on call 24/7 one week out of 5 ... BUT, it means you will be able to access the forum at home ... (it's a donkey of a machine however... so I might only be in read mode at home )
Denise P. - Dec 15, 2003 2:40 pm (#630 of 2936)
when you are excited to get an envelope with the return address of "Leaky, Inc" and discover your Leaky Caludron t-shirt is inside!
It is so cool if you have not seen it...the front says [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] (complete with a cauldron as the "o" in the word cauldron) and the back says "We Know Who. You Know Where." with the outline of an owl in flight carrying a letter.
I am planning to wear this to a cub scout pack meeting this evening...wonder if anyone will recognize it??
Madame Librarian - Dec 15, 2003 3:47 pm (#631 of 2936)
Denise, give them 25 points if they do.
Liz Mann - Dec 16, 2003 8:16 am (#632 of 2936)
...when you hear about Denise's T-Shirts and wish you'd got one when you had the chance.
...when you are also really annoy about The Big Read. I didn't expect it to beat LotR or Pride and Prejudice but I did expect it to come third.
Who was it who posted the link to that hpwizardstore? Has anyone shopped on there before? Cos I'm wary of buying online from people who aren't a big company.
Andrew Hunt - Dec 16, 2003 4:51 pm (#633 of 2936)
...when you need to choose one deep, symbolic message to appear next to your graduation picture in the yearbook, and you quote Hagrid!
"What would come, would come...and he would have to meet it when it did."
freshwater - Dec 16, 2003 8:34 pm (#634 of 2936)
Hey, Denise...I got my t-shirt today, but I don't understand the message on the back: "We know who. You know where." We who? Who? Where? Can you explain it to me? Thanks!
Denise P. - Dec 16, 2003 8:38 pm (#635 of 2936)
I could be wrong but I take it as a play on the old "You Know Who" when referring to Voldy.
We Know Who - Harry Potter, of course! or it could be that we know Voldy but I take it as we know Harry Potter. The We refers to those who maintain and read the Leaky Cauldron.
You Know Where - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
The Great Abbycadabra - Dec 16, 2003 11:59 pm (#636 of 2936)
. . .when the 17th is your cousin's eleventh birthday, and you wonder if he'll get his Hogwarts letter.
. . .when you're sad because your Hogwarts letter is eight years late.
Blast - Dec 17, 2003 2:07 pm (#637 of 2936)
When you realize that your children may be magical. That means that you may have been a squib and didn't know it.[ Have a craving to punish something. O.K. You cats if I catch whoever is attacking the Christmas Villiage in the living room you'll be cleaning the dishes with your tongues!!]
freshwater - Dec 17, 2003 7:00 pm (#638 of 2936)
Denise: thanks for the explanation of the t-shirt....makes sense now!
Susurro Notities - Dec 17, 2003 7:57 pm (#639 of 2936)
Edited by Dec 17, 2003 6:57 pm
Liz, I posted the site. I have purchased twice from the hpwizardstore. Their products were as advertised, shipment was prompt, and I had no problem with the payment. I would buy from them again.
Liz Mann - Dec 18, 2003 2:08 pm (#640 of 2936)
...when you are pleased when a teacher at your college says your Harry Potter T-Shirt's cool.
...when one of the first things you think when this happens is that you can post it on this thread.
Madame Librarian - Dec 18, 2003 4:12 pm (#641 of 2936)
...when the children's librarian is doing a special session with visiting 4th graders (9 yr. olds) and asks, "Who can name a famous author?"
A whole bunch yell out (in unison, honest), "J.K. Rowling!"
I'm standing behind the counter and I think, "Yesss!"
...when you spot an interesting book on the new titles shelf, The Compleat Potter, and you are extremely disappointed that it's a book about making ceramic bowls and vases.
Denise P. - Dec 18, 2003 8:30 pm (#642 of 2936)
when you whoop while watching Barney Reloaded When Barney sniffs the Harry Potter figure on the mantle of the White House. Barney as in President Bush's dog. The Harry Potter moment is about 3/4 the way through.
shepherdess - Dec 18, 2003 9:26 pm (#643 of 2936)
Was it actually spelled "Compleat"?
I Am Used Vlad - Dec 18, 2003 9:26 pm (#644 of 2936)
I was worried, NoVeil4Me. I thought you were talking about the dinosaur sniffing the Harry Potter figure.
...when you would watch a Barney the Dinosaur video if you knew that was going to happen.
Madame Librarian - Dec 18, 2003 9:48 pm (#645 of 2936)
shepherdess, I will double check at work next week, but I think so. I am prone to false memory, however. It is a real word, though. A while back on some thread somewhere, we discussed this archaic spelling of the word complete. Long ago it was simply an alternate (or perhaps the only) spelling of the word. Today it's used a bit tongue-in-cheek to lend an antique air to something, especially some art or craft that's been around a long, long time. You might see a book called "The Compleat Gardener: Using Organic Methods from Colonial Times" (I made that up just as an example). It also can connote a complete completeness...over-the-top completeness...extreme completeness; in other words, it emphasizes the completeness of something.
A real babbling brook I am. Sorry. Time for bed, I am compleatly pooped.
Madam Poppy - Dec 18, 2003 11:55 pm (#646 of 2936)
Thanks Denise, I loved the Barney video. Belated Birthday pkg is off to Devin. Sorry it's late.
Fawkes Forever - Dec 19, 2003 4:52 am (#647 of 2936)
You see a lady in town, proudly wearing a Griffindor scarf.. & you grin at her...
then almost immediately you feel a pang of jealousy, that you don't have a griffindor scarf too. I've dropped loads of hints to my sisters that I want one for Christmas, but I don't think they picked up on it... I contemplated knitting one... but my knitting is nearly as good as Hermiones, so I'll be nipping into the WB store in january
Hermionefan(#1) - Dec 19, 2003 3:12 pm (#648 of 2936)
Hey Fawkes, Hermione isn't that bad! She's get better!
... when you would even watched Teletubies if you knew they were going to say 'Hawwy Potta!' or something like that, I can't remember how they talk.
... when you are pleased that you have found a HP picture site with loads of cool pictures (even though when you found the site it was in some foreign language)-- they're got Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Kwon Boa who is supposedly going to play Cho Chang, The people who are going to play Sirius, Lupin, Aunt Marge, Trelawny, and some other people. Here's the address, if anyone wants it:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
EDIT: ... When you have to edit your post a zillion times just to get the web address right but you don't mind.
EDIT#2: When you have to edit your post a zillion and one times but you don't care.
freshwater - Dec 19, 2003 6:51 pm (#649 of 2936)
...when you are ridiculously delighted to learn that Warner Brothers issued a press release stating that PoA will also show in IMAX theatres! That will be too much fun! :-)
Liz Mann - Dec 20, 2003 6:44 am (#650 of 2936)
That girl supposedly playing Cho looks sooooo much like my best friend!!
Fawkes, you can buy Harry Potter scarves (for all the Hogwarts houses) at the link Susurro posted. Here it is again: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
...when you smile every time you see the Harry Potter books in the shops.
...when everytime you see the book Shadowmancer (sp?) you scowl at it because the author had a go at HP for promoting satanism and the occult and then wrote his own fantasy book!
...when you see someone on the train reading it and get really annoyed.
...when you feel like telling this woman what a hypocrite he is.
...when your feelings about her reading it show so plainly on your face that your mum notices.
...when you are annoyed with yourself because you are tempted to read it too (it's the kind of thing you would normally read).
...when you go to Harrods and end up buying the Latin edition of Philosopher's Stone even though you don't know Latin.
...when you are really pleased because this means you can tick a couple more questions on the obsession quiz (I am now 54% obsessed).
...when you want to buy the Welsh version (even though you don't know Welsh) and the large print versions as well.
...when you are really pleased that a trip to London always gives you things to post on this thread.
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Denise P. - Dec 20, 2003 8:37 am (#651 of 2936)
when you rush into a movie, bypassing the consessions (but send husband out as soon as you sit) so you can see the PoA trailer at the beginning of ROTK.....
They didn't show it!!!!!!!!!!
Liz Mann - Dec 20, 2003 10:08 am (#652 of 2936)
Oh dear, I'm starting to worry that the cinema I'm going to to see LotR won't show it, now!
...when you do a Sorting Hat quiz and keep doing it over and over until it sorts you into Gryffindor.
...when you do this so that you can tick another question on the obsession quiz.
...when you write an explanation about why you think Remus will die.
...when you do this so that you can tick yet another question on the obsession quiz.
...when you are annoyed that you took five 'exams', one on each HP book, and the only one you got 100% on is CoS.
Here's the link to that site, by the way: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Jim the Potty - Dec 20, 2003 10:27 am (#653 of 2936)
49/50 (98%) on #1...these are fun...
boop - Dec 20, 2003 6:20 pm (#654 of 2936)
When you talk a student or other co-workers into reading the books and this web site. When you wake up a 3am and can't sleep so you read Harry Potter instead. When your daughter says your spending all your home time on the computer and this forum. When all you want from your kids for Christmas is anything to do with Harry Potter.
Brandon Christopher - Dec 20, 2003 6:44 pm (#655 of 2936)
Jim I got: 48, 49, 49, 49, and 47 respectively. I feel so ashamed... no perfect score!
...when your parents tell you you're to obsessed with those Potter books and you respond by saying that you read "those Potter books" more than all the books they read in total. (But I still manage other books on the side.)
The Great Abbycadabra - Dec 20, 2003 11:19 pm (#656 of 2936)
. . .when you think Liz is trying to beat your score on the HP Obsession quiz. I've got my eye on you!
. . .when the site with those quizzes is the newest addition to a list of websites that hate your computer and won't let you do anything on them and you really want to Avada Kedavra the computer, however, you are uncertain if that works on electronics.
Blast - Dec 21, 2003 1:54 am (#657 of 2936)
When you forget your name tag at work and seriously consider putting Dobby on a new one. When you see someone accidently break something and you say oboy you're going to have to iron your hands for this one and the lady laughs. She is a fan too.
Mare - Dec 21, 2003 5:54 am (#658 of 2936)
When Hermionefan brightens your day because her site (post 648) has Diagonilly's boggartsnape picture on its PoA photopage
It also has one of the scariest Dementor pictures I ever saw...
Hermionefan(#1) - Dec 21, 2003 8:51 am (#659 of 2936)
Thank you, Mare! Did it pop up in another language on your computer, or was it just mine? Or could you understand it anyways?
... When you are pleased that you could use Harry Potter to brighten someone's day.
... when you wish you and Abbey could both Avada Kedevra their computers-- mine won't let me do it either!
... when your Christmas list has 'books' before and after every other present you want, and the Christmas book list you made consists mostly of HP analizations (or however you spell that), poster books, and journals.
Liz Mann - Dec 21, 2003 9:59 am (#660 of 2936)
Is it the quizzes you can't do? I think you need Java.
...when you go to see Return of the King, come out, ten minutes later your mind's back on Harry Potter and you're looking forward to getting home so you can write your fanfic.
...when you have to come on here first so you can use your viewing of RotK to back up your arguement for GoF's movie being a lot longer.
freshwater - Dec 21, 2003 11:04 am (#661 of 2936)
...when you go to see The Return of the King and think it's fabulous, but are still disgruntled that they did NOT show the PoA trailer! (grumble, grumble, grumble...)
Liz Mann - Dec 21, 2003 11:48 am (#662 of 2936)
They didn't?? They did when I went to see it!
Hermionefan(#1) - Dec 21, 2003 12:04 pm (#663 of 2936)
I can't do any of it, Liz. When I click on the link it comes up with "The Page Cannot Be Displayed"-- yeesh. And I have not yet seen the POA trailer anywhere but on my computer screen. Boo-hoo!
Liz Mann - Dec 21, 2003 1:12 pm (#664 of 2936)
That's funny, works for me. Try typing it in to the address bar. Or, if that doesn't work, type 'Sorting Hat' into Google and it should be the first thing it comes up with.
The Great Abbycadabra - Dec 22, 2003 1:19 am (#665 of 2936)
The page came up for me, however, the windows didn't work. I do have Java (one of the few things this hunk of junk does have). It's probably just the computer being judgemental because I call it so many names.
boop - Dec 22, 2003 4:03 am (#666 of 2936)
When you get sorted to Gryffindor the first time!
When you take the tests without using the books, and the grades are better then your school grades! 92,88,90,76,82 I can't believe it.
Denise P. - Dec 22, 2003 8:21 am (#667 of 2936)
when even though you have a Simba from Lion King (when it was in the theater in 1993) watch, you still buy a Fawkes watch..despite the cheesy watch strap.
MoaningMyrtle101 - Dec 22, 2003 9:32 pm (#668 of 2936)
...when you finally get your script copy for your school play (long list of reasons why I just recently got it, most of all the copy machine hates my director) and are VERY pleased to be able to go into 2 trances, and more pleased when he keeps telling you to do it like Trelawney (part of both reasons really, Hermionefan, happy to have an HP-consious director, and to be compared to an HP character by a non-fanatic).
...when you are thrilled to realize that the blue-and-yellow scarf you've been knitting is Ravenclaw-colored and happily start telling everyone who asks that it's a Ravenclaw scarf.
Hermionefan(#1) - Dec 24, 2003 10:49 am (#669 of 2936)
I thought blue and yellow were Hufflepuff colors?
Hem Hem - Dec 24, 2003 1:36 pm (#670 of 2936)
According to the Great-Hall decorations from Halloween of GoF, the Ravenclaw colors are Blue and Bronze. The Hufflepuff colors are Yellow and Black.
Hermionefan(#1) - Dec 24, 2003 1:48 pm (#671 of 2936)
Oh, so then its half Ravenclaw half Hufflepuff?
... when you are flicking through TV channels and you see the end of a commercial that says "Sirius" and next to it is a picture of a dog (Snuffles?) and underneath says "[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and you try to go to sirius.com to see what it's all about, and you are extremely dissapointed that "The page cannot be displayed". Does anyone know what the commercial or web site is about???
Liz Mann - Dec 24, 2003 2:25 pm (#672 of 2936)
I just went there and it's the website for a radio station.
At SIRIUS we make radio the way radio was meant to be. Music Music Music. No commercials. And the best sports around.
Denise P. - Dec 25, 2003 11:57 am (#673 of 2936)
My 2 year old grabbed my Fawkes watch and shouted "Haa" (how he says Harry) Good boy!
The Christmas crackers were a hit! The kids liked the snapping sound. I think next year, I am just going to buy the snap thing and make our own so I can customize them some and put a bit more into them. I think the TP roll holder will do nicely as the container.
Liz Mann - Dec 25, 2003 1:00 pm (#674 of 2936)
...when you're on here even though it's Christmas day.
...when you decide to send your friend a Howler from the official site when she tells you on Christmas Day that she's not coming for lunch (and then are annoyed when you find you have to pick between a bunch of pre-written messages and none of them are appropriate).
...when you get a new locket for Christmas and consider putting a picture of Harry inside.
...when you love your Harry Potter crackers but are almost sorry to pull them because it'll ruin them.
The crackers, by the way, contain a sticker of one of the characters (so far I have Harry, Ron and two Dobbys), a question about the books and the same Hogwarts badge. Oh, and the paper hats, of course.
...when you are currently wearing the badge.
...when you are happy because you've just realised that you can use the questions in them as topics on the 'Vote' thread.
Hermionefan(#1) - Dec 25, 2003 7:04 pm (#675 of 2936)
Liz, did they happen to mention why they were called "Sirius"?
... when you are also on on Christmas day. Merry Christmas all!!! (Unless you celebrate something else-- happy that)
... when you decide that it's okay to be on the Internet because the forum is as good as any present.
... when even though you got tons of great stuff, you still consider The Unnoficial Guide to the Unsolved Mysteries of Harry Potter the best gift.
... when your second best gift is a Harry Potter calender ("Heroic Moments" or something like that)
Caput Draconis - Dec 25, 2003 8:17 pm (#676 of 2936)
...when your family finds it necessary to place your gifts in strict order of opening, because one of them is Harry related, and they therefore believe that upon opening it all other gifts will be ignored. They even put it over the far side of the room, lest I telepathically freak out, heh.
They were right, though - Slytherin backpack. Coolest thing ever. It's got the crest on the front, and green HP stiching, and Slytherin in silver down the strap. I'm taking a photo to show y'all. Mum informed my that she was sifting mindlessly through a newly opened WB store and came across it and practically ran for the counter. Bless her.
Hope everyone had (or is having) a lovely day.
Brandon Christopher - Dec 25, 2003 10:35 pm (#677 of 2936)
Sirius Satellite Radio is one of the hottest emerging trends. It has over 100 stations of commercial free music, sports, and news. Its closest competitor is XM radio which is also satellite radio but has started using commercials unlike Sirius. Sirius is currently the top sattelite radio selection and is easy to install because most Kenwood car audio decks come Sirius satellite radio ready and only need an antenna and a subscription for use. Dash mounted receivers are also available for easy installation. Not only is Sirius easy to use but it is also very affordable. Subscriptions start at $142.45 annually or $12.95 monthly. After the first subcription your price is reduced dramatically. Your second monthly subscriptions falls all the way to $6.99 monthly. Check your nearest Sirius authorised retailer and see how soon you can get be listening to commercial free music,news, and sports in your car.
P.S. Don't want satellite radio in your car? Now Sirius has other mobile solutions such as the portable Sirius boombox.
These words are all my own but if Sirius radio wants to sue me for use of their product then I say, "bring it on!" Sorry about all that; I'm going to change my major to journalism or marketing so I wanted to practice a little. How was I; was I a little overbearing? I originally was only going to post a brief description of Sirius radio for Hermione but I got into it and ran completely out of control. All of the above information is true and I really do want Sirius radio but I just can't justify spending that kind of money yet.
Just to make this relevant to the thread: ...when one of the only reasons you want Sirius radio is because of its totally cool name. ...when your parents give you a Harry Potter Sticker for your car and you know that it will be soooooo uncool but you put it on anyways. (I have no clue where they got it so sorry can't help any of you who want your rides to be just as cool as mine.) ...and when you first saw Sirius radio three years ago and your first thought was also of Snuffles.
Hermione, they probably just wanted a really cool name and happened to be reading Harry Potter at the time. Merry Christmas everyone who is still celebrating.
boop - Dec 26, 2003 6:20 am (#678 of 2936)
When you wish too that you had a Harry Potter calender.
When yours kids don't even think to buy just one thing that says Harry Potter on it for a gift to me.
Madame Librarian - Dec 26, 2003 7:15 am (#679 of 2936)
...when your wonderful son, home for winter break from school, gives you 2 DVDs for Hanukkah. You guessed it: PS/SS and CoS!! But--he makes you promise to share. (He gives Dad the hardbound, nifty, fold-out-map edition of the LotR trilogy. Makes him promise to share, too.) What a great kid, no?
Now, my next heart's desire is the 4-mug set with the Hogwarts house emblems. Fortunately I have a birthday coming up in February. It's really too bad that the Warner Bros. store in the nearby mall closed a year or so ago. (Hmmphph--the Disney shop is still there.)
Dragonesss - Dec 26, 2003 3:56 pm (#680 of 2936)
...when you try to talk your 9-year old into watching Sense and Sensibility with you saying that Professors Snape and Trelony is in there.
Blast - Dec 26, 2003 4:02 pm (#681 of 2936)
When you get your daughter a Harry Potter deck of cards for Christmas and being disappointed that she is using the tin box they came in for something else.
Liz Mann - Dec 26, 2003 4:42 pm (#682 of 2936)
...when the trunk you're keeping your Harry Potter stuff in is running out of room.
...when you keep the used-crackers because they have Harry, Ron and Hermione on it.
...when your brother calls you Pottie and you say, "Yeah, I am. I'll take that as a compliment."
Hermionefan(#1) - Dec 26, 2003 7:20 pm (#683 of 2936)
I wish some one would call me Pottie... Brandon, that was great thanks.
... when you wish you had a car to put an HP sticker on.
... when you go to see Peter Pan at the movie theater and you are dissapointed because they never showed the POA trailer (When am I EVER going to see a movie with the trailer???)
The Great Abbycadabra - Dec 26, 2003 9:43 pm (#684 of 2936)
Hermionefan, you are so Pottie! A Christmas, or rather, Boxing Day, wish granted!
. . .when, even though you got HP stuff of your own, you wish to commandeer your brother's new Gameboy and COS game.
. . .when you got HP stationery for Christmas and are exceptionally glad that you are bad at correspondance so you can keep the pretty paper/envelopes/stickers all to yourself.
. . .when you really, really, really love the dollar store because they had all kinds of HP related books (mostly stuff from the movies, i.e. postcard book, poster books) that your mom had the good sense to buy multiple copies of so you and your brother wouldn't fight over them. I believe she bought some for herself as well.
Carina - Dec 27, 2003 12:45 am (#685 of 2936)
...when you're at Toys R Us, shopping for your niece and nephews and end up buying yourself a very cool Harry Potter school supply set that you don't really need.
...when you are very disappointed that no one decided to feed your obsession. All I got was clothes.
The Great Abbycadabra - Dec 27, 2003 12:54 am (#686 of 2936)
. . .when you got socks and you thought how happy Dobby would be. Unfortunately, they match.
Thanks for reminding me of that, Carina, by mentioning clothes. But I am sorry that you had to feed your obsession yourself. Have some HP related Abbyfetti: ',;.',;.',;.';,.';,'.;,'.;,'.;',;.
boop - Dec 27, 2003 8:24 am (#687 of 2936)
When you look for a jigsaw puzzle to see any have Harry Potter on them. When you do find a puzzle that glows in the dark and it is of a wizard standing with what looks like a phoenix. The first thought on your mind is Dumbledore. Then you just have to buy it for yourself. There also is a puzzle with a wizard and a dragon. I think they will look great on my bed room walls.
Marie E. - Dec 27, 2003 12:22 pm (#688 of 2936)
...when you're happy that your children remembered your obsession and bought you a Chamber of Secrets throw blanket.
Carina - Dec 27, 2003 12:47 pm (#689 of 2936)
::sniff:: My first Abbyfetti! I'm touched!
Liz Mann - Dec 27, 2003 2:08 pm (#690 of 2936)
...when you see a car with a number plate that says 'pus' and your first thought is: "Pus, Finnigan, pus."
...when you are sitting at your computer posting on the forum and watching your new PS/SS DVD (and loving how much better the quality is than my video).
Hermionefan(#1) - Dec 27, 2003 2:44 pm (#691 of 2936)
Thanks, Abby! I'm a Pottie!
Hem Hem - Dec 27, 2003 7:11 pm (#692 of 2936)
...When your younger brother asks you to entertain him, so you ask him to count while you list off as many Harry Potter characters as you can off the top of your head.
I got to about 205 before he lost interest and stopped counting.
Hermionefan(#1) - Dec 27, 2003 7:13 pm (#693 of 2936)
I don't know if this is exactly the right place to put this, but I know there are lots of Forum members who visit this thread. Anyways, I created a quiz and you can take it at: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
EDIT: Oh no, I just realized I've messed up on the quiz. For anyone who's confused, on question #9, I put Book 2 but I meant book 4. Sorry everyone!
Ladybug220 - Dec 27, 2003 7:50 pm (#694 of 2936)
I just took the quiz and got them all correct!!
The Great Abbycadabra - Dec 28, 2003 1:05 am (#695 of 2936)
Ooh, Hermionefan, that was a great quiz. Unfortunately, I got one wrong. I need to go read the books again. I'm so ashamed. By the way, you're welcome. Glad to call you a Pottie. Anytime.
*hands Carina a tissue* Yes, the first Abbyfetti is always the most emotional.
. . .when you want to iron your fingers for not getting a 100% on a HP quiz.
freshwater - Dec 28, 2003 12:06 pm (#696 of 2936)
Ladybug 220: I've gotta say that I LOVE that picture!! And it's perfect for your post (#694)!
Liz Mann - Dec 28, 2003 2:03 pm (#697 of 2936)
...when you take the test and the moment you get one wrong (agh! I was caught out on the 'In which book were Aunt Marge and Sirius Black first introduced' question ) you go back and start the quiz again so that you can get 100%.
Cool test, Hermionefan!
Hermionefan(#1) - Dec 28, 2003 6:58 pm (#698 of 2936)
Thanks, everyone, it was fun to make. My friend, an unpledged Pottie, is in the middle of making another quiz and she asked me to post one of her questions, which is:
What do Madame Maxine's horses drink?
A. Single-salt whisky
B. Single malt whisky
C. single-malt whisky
D. Madame Maxine does not exist in HP
Ladybug220 - Dec 28, 2003 7:01 pm (#699 of 2936)
Edited by Dec 28, 2003 6:02 pm
Thanks Freshwater! I have the MOST beautiful nieces - I'm not biased at all, am I? I do have to say that Sarah's (SE Jones) niece is very cute too.
That was my niece's first time playing in snow and she had a great time. I cropped the picture, but she made a very cute mini-snowman on Mt Etna (since that is the only place with snow around them)
And to keep this on topic - when you start sending your nieces (aged 2 years and 10 weeks) Harry Potter stuff to start their educations early.
Brandon Christopher - Dec 28, 2003 9:14 pm (#700 of 2936)
Ha! That question almost got me Hermione but you should always read and re-read questions so you pick up stuff that you might have missed the first time through. The answer is: D highlight to see; I didn't want to spoil it for other people.
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Madam Poppy - Dec 28, 2003 11:46 pm (#701 of 2936)
...when you have to brag that you received the Deluxe Electronic Hogwarts School Playset from your daughter for Christmas! (Try and top this one!)
The Hogwarts castle takes 3AA batteries and makes odd noises while Harry goes in and out of magically opening doors, a book screams, the troll growls and food appears on the table while the sorting hat pops up and down. It is amazing!
Liz Mann - Dec 29, 2003 10:59 am (#702 of 2936)
...when you are really annoyed that you got that question Hermionefan posted wrong!
...when you're on here when you should be revising for both your General Studies exams and your Psychology mock exam!
Madam Poppy - Dec 29, 2003 11:14 am (#703 of 2936)
Edited by Dec 29, 2003 10:14 am
Back to work Liz!!
Liz Mann - Dec 29, 2003 11:40 am (#704 of 2936)
Right you are, Madam Poppy.
But I think I'll start on it tomorrow.
Ladybug220 - Dec 29, 2003 11:51 am (#705 of 2936)
Spoken like a true procrastinator! I am so proud of you Liz!
Liz Mann - Dec 29, 2003 11:52 am (#706 of 2936)
...when you find a Harry Potter quiz that's meant to be impossible and post it on here to see if anyone can complete it 100% right. It's a name anagram thing.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Hem Hem - Dec 29, 2003 3:54 pm (#707 of 2936)
I was too impatient to actually try them out, Liz, but when I sibmitted my empty answers, they gave the correct answers...most of them were only correctly answered by 10% of submitters. They're really hard! I hope someone around can get them!
The Great Abbycadabra - Dec 29, 2003 5:47 pm (#708 of 2936)
Fun Trivia indeed. That was one evil quiz. I've never been particularly good at those kinds of things though. I got old Barty Crouch though, booyah! I got one! Probably if I felt like it, I could have figured more out, but, eh.
Liz Mann - Dec 29, 2003 5:55 pm (#709 of 2936)
The only one I got (or tried) was O! CARDIGANS. It looks a bit like the actual name. Kinda.
...when you're on the forum at 01.01am!!
Brandon Christopher - Dec 29, 2003 6:22 pm (#710 of 2936)
...When you're on the forum at 2.00 am every day and your mom yells at you that you're in college so you should be getting more sleep.
...When your response is that Harry Potter is just as important as school.
Hermionefan(#1) - Dec 29, 2003 7:30 pm (#711 of 2936)
Edited by Hem Hem Dec 29, 2003 9:55 pm
I edited a tiny bit for abreviations. You should see the changes in italics. --Hem Hem
That is a great response, Brandon. That's what I would say to my mom if I ever could wake up or stay up till then. By the way, the friend that made the question from post #698 up should be getting her HP Forum 'liscense' soon and I know she'll have some great stuff to say.
... when you see a at church wearing a Gryffindor scarf and you keep tailing her hoping to ask where she got it (unfortunately, I never did get a chance )
... when you are dissapointed that your friend got a higher score than you did on that obsession quiz .
Liz Mann - Dec 30, 2003 9:57 am (#712 of 2936)
For Harry Potter scarves, Hermionefan, you can go here [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] or find a Warner Bros store.
Gina R Snape - Dec 30, 2003 11:35 am (#713 of 2936)
Liz, that link isn't working.
Liz Mann - Dec 30, 2003 11:38 am (#714 of 2936)
You're right, it isn't. It must be the site. The address is correct.
Julia. - Dec 30, 2003 1:52 pm (#715 of 2936)
When you've spent ages looking for robes so you'll have them to wear to school at least a month before the new movie comes out,
When you spend that time when you're not really sleeping but haven't woken up yet thinking about why or how Dumbledore could be related to Harry...
When you pull an all nighter to write an 8 page paper about the literary themes used in the books (I've actually done that, and i got a B+ on it)
When you come to work for the specific purpose of using the computer with DSL to spend hours on the forum, b/c your computer at home has dial up, and mum and dad get mad at you for clogging up the phone lines for more than an hour
You're friends, classmates, and even teachers or bosses have questions about Harry Potter and imideatly think of you
You are delighted to spend severl hours in the library talking with friends about what you think Snape did to screw up his first chance with Dumbledore
You see a picture of several Chasidic Jews with long white beards and think, "Why do they all have Dumbledore beards?"
You derive endless ammusment from the scene in which the Mauders mape insults Snape and can recite the scene perfectly
Marye Lupin - Dec 30, 2003 2:22 pm (#716 of 2936)
I was looking though old stuff on my computer and I found this:
<*A HREF="http://members.aol.com/CatzNdogz/personalities.html"*><*IMG SRC="http://members.aol.com/AlaskaActress/oxygen.gif" WIDTH="120" HEIGHT="40" BORDER="0"*><*/A*>
Can't remember where I got it-- remember to take out all the *
Liz Mann - Dec 30, 2003 3:30 pm (#717 of 2936)
Ooh, that's good! I'm constructing a web site and I think I'll put that on it!
Lady Nagini - Dec 31, 2003 3:39 pm (#718 of 2936)
Edited by Dec 31, 2003 2:47 pm
When you're away on vacation in Europe when OotP comes out, and your parents won't let you buy the British edition, since you've already ordered it on Amazon back home, so one of your friends sends you a .pdf file of OotP which he bought for $5 on eBay, and you read OotP at 2.00 am in a small hotel room in France.
That's actually what I ended up doing, by the way.
On the plus side, I have a .pdf version of OotP, which I can use when I don't particularly feel like getting up from my computer and looking up quotes and page numbers and the like.
Hmm, if anyone wants me to email them a copy, just let me know!
Liz Mann - Dec 31, 2003 3:51 pm (#719 of 2936)
...when you dress up as a Gryffindor student for no reason at all and are now sitting at your computer wearing your old school uniform, a cloak and a Gryffindor scarf. (And a Hogwarts badge you got out of a cracker).
...when you fantasise about going to the premiere of PoA dressed like that and JK seeing you and realising you look almost exactly like a character she's writing in book 6 and telling David Heyman to get your number and give you a call when they start making the film of it.
...when you are thinking about looking around to see if there are any more Harry Potter crackers so you can get more ideas for Vote topics.
azi - Dec 31, 2003 4:15 pm (#720 of 2936)
You know you're a Lexicon fan when you turn down two New Years Eve parties just so you have time to read all the wonderful thinkings of us potties.
Gina R Snape - Dec 31, 2003 5:24 pm (#721 of 2936)
When it's 7:22pm in NYC and you should be getting ready to go out, but you keep thinking "5 more minutes" while cruising the Lexicon threads.
Happy New Year azi and everyone else already past the midnight mark. Free Snapagne on the St. Mungo's thread...
Liz Mann - Dec 31, 2003 5:25 pm (#722 of 2936)
...when you keep coming back every two minutes hoping there's a new post to read.
Brandon Christopher - Dec 31, 2003 5:36 pm (#723 of 2936)
...when you realize that you'll still be sober tonight and therefor able to think of new ideas to post.
The Great Abbycadabra - Dec 31, 2003 10:28 pm (#724 of 2936)
. . .when you fantasized about going to the premiere of PoA dressed like Liz and pretty much have had the same fantasy. However there's that little fact that you're American.
MoaningMyrtle101 - Dec 31, 2003 10:45 pm (#725 of 2936)
Happy New Year!! ...when your favorite Christmas present is a new set of HP books, British versions. (Finally! I've been asking for those for Christmas and my birthday for two years now.) I got the HP calendar too, and it's my third favorite present (I also got one of the Quidditch games, and that takes second)
Marie E. - Jan 1, 2004 11:11 am (#726 of 2936)
...when you realize that your husband will never get the hint that you really want a Harry cake for your birthday so you order one yourself. Ice cream cake, of course.
freshwater - Jan 1, 2004 12:56 pm (#727 of 2936)
...when you are delighted with your Christmas gift of a Harry Potter day-by-day calendar (little square sheets you tear off day by day) because you are guaranteed 366 glimpses of HP stuff this year!
Liz Mann - Jan 1, 2004 2:49 pm (#728 of 2936)
...when your calander for 2003 is Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and your calander for 2004 is Harry Potter: Quiddich.
...when you are constructing your own Harry Potter site.
Hermionefan(#1) - Jan 1, 2004 2:59 pm (#729 of 2936)
... when you can't wait for Liz to finish the site so you can go there and look at all the Harry Potter stuff you're hoping Liz will have.
... when you are pleased that it is finally January and you can start using your Harry Potter calender.
... when you become a regular on the YKYAHPFW thread.
... when you take zillions of tests online and are pleased that you keep coming up as a different character because you like reading the summaries (I mean the 'Which HP Character Are You?' quizzes. I've been so far: Hermione --of course, that's me anyways--, Fred & George, Dumbledore, and Harry himself).
... when you set up all your Harry Potter books, JK Rowling interviews, calenders, HP analysis books, highlighters and sticky notes in the corner of your room and spend hours at a time researching and analyzing HP.
Gina R Snape - Jan 1, 2004 4:01 pm (#730 of 2936)
Yippee. I got a Harry Potter day-by-day calendar as well!
When you look forward to every day just so you can see what picture comes next!
freshwater - Jan 1, 2004 5:45 pm (#731 of 2936)
Hey, Gina, I wonder if we have the same calendar...mine has a good pic of Snape (that's Professor Snape, dear) on Sept. 14. Couldn't resist paging through...how about you? :-)
Gina R Snape - Jan 1, 2004 6:03 pm (#732 of 2936)
Yep. Sept. 14 is a lovely picture of darling Severus. I love that picture, actually. Really shows off the nose...
Hermionefan(#1) - Jan 1, 2004 7:00 pm (#733 of 2936)
Gina R., if you want a picture that shows off Snape's nose... ... and yes, it's Snape, I found it at the Too Much Snape web site. It kind of has inappropriate for this forum stuff on the site so I'm not posting it, but if you go to Google and search for "Too Much Snape" it should be the first thing on the list.
Gina R Snape - Jan 1, 2004 7:26 pm (#734 of 2936)
when you think "there's no such thing as too much Snape."
Thanks, Hermionefan, I'll go have a look. And yes, great shot of da schnoz!
Julia. - Jan 1, 2004 10:51 pm (#735 of 2936)
...When you are excited to find that you have the same calander as everyone else on this forum and are really excited to find a nice picture of Harry and Ron on your birthday (Sept.
Happy new year everyone!
Blast - Jan 1, 2004 11:28 pm (#736 of 2936)
When you don't have a Harry Potter calander, but see your daughters cards and think this should not be too hard, we have a scanner, and she wouldn't miss them for a day or two.
boop - Jan 2, 2004 7:46 am (#737 of 2936)
When you don't get any Harry Potter for a gift so you go buy your own 2 calendars!!!
When you have the desk top calendar and are going to make a scrap book from the pages.
When you hang the other behind your bedroom door so that is the first you see when you get out of bed!!!!
Hermionefan(#1) - Jan 3, 2004 7:44 pm (#738 of 2936)
Gina R I have to say I love that picture!
... when you see a with flaming red hair and all you can think is "Ginny Weasly, Ginny Weasly, Ginny Weasly..."
Julia. - Jan 3, 2004 7:50 pm (#739 of 2936)
Hermionefan, that happened to me in snyagogue this morning! There was a whole family with red hair and all I thought was "Wow. Why are there Weasley's here?"
freshwater - Jan 3, 2004 7:52 pm (#740 of 2936)
...when you haven't checked this thread in more than 24 hours and are disappointed that there is only one new post!
...when you buy an overpriced book on Winter Flower Fairies just because it contains folklore/historical info on yew trees and holly bushes that you have never seen before (I'll post it on the analogy thread ASAP....or someonelet me know if there is a better thread to post it on...Thanks!)
Brandon Christopher - Jan 3, 2004 9:42 pm (#741 of 2936)
...When you go to Wendy's and a girl with bushy brown hair takes your order and you have to resist the urge to call her Hermione.
...When you're having a debate with your dad about what country came up with the best idea and you imediately exclaim Britain. This actually happened today and when he asked me what great idea I was thinking of his eyes suddenly widened and he simply shook his head and walked off.
...when your parents know that you're talking about Harry Potter without you even saying it because you talk about it constantly.
Gina R Snape - Jan 3, 2004 10:20 pm (#742 of 2936)
And Brandon, too funny on the Ron thread.
YK....when you consider putting another HP cartoon in your next course syllabus.
Brandon Christopher - Jan 3, 2004 10:36 pm (#743 of 2936)
Do it Gina!!!
...when you wish any of your course syllabus' had a Harry Potter cartoon in them.
Julia. - Jan 3, 2004 11:17 pm (#744 of 2936)
...When part of the reason you're studdying to be a teacher is so that you can put Harry Pooter cartoons in your syllabi
freshwater - Jan 3, 2004 11:46 pm (#745 of 2936)
By the way....I posted the Yew tree and Holly bush info on the Derivations and Hidden Meanings thread, listed under Theories and Predictions.
Hermionefan(#1) - Jan 4, 2004 9:35 am (#746 of 2936)
You're welcome Gina
... when you absolutely agree with Brandon... Harry Potter is the best idea!
... when you (did I post this already?) write "Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titilandus" on a piece of cardboard paper and tape it to your door.
... when you are always pleased to see a "new" balloon next to this thread.
Gina R Snape - Jan 4, 2004 11:37 am (#747 of 2936)
When you've seen the SS/PS move about a million times, and own the DVD so can watch it as many times you want. But if it comes on tv, you have to stop and watch it anyway! (Thanks to Elfworks on the chat thread for informing me!)
Julia. - Jan 4, 2004 11:56 am (#748 of 2936)
...When going to visit a really wonderful city (Seattle) means four days away from your precious forum
...When you realize that to visit and return from said city requires two six hour flights, which gives you plenty of time to catch up on all the threads you've not read, being a relative newbie. Provided of course that you have enough paper to print them all...
...When your are overly happy to be given a shiny new ream of copy paper )
Liz Mann - Jan 4, 2004 12:26 pm (#749 of 2936)
Gina, that applies to me too!
...when you go through Quiddich Through the Ages and draw pictures of the Quiddich league teams' uniforms so that you can make them into T-Shirts. Somebody on this thread, I can't remember who now, said they were doing that and I've wanted to ever since.
...when you remember someone saying that even though it was ages ago!
...when, if you do make them, and they come out alright, you'll probably wear them at college.
Hem Hem - Jan 4, 2004 1:09 pm (#750 of 2936)
Julia, you're going to be in Seattle! I live in Seattle! And since you mentioned synagogue in you're last post, I'm getting all excited...I'm Jewish too! If you find yourself in the Jewish neighborhood....We might run in to each other! have an awesome trip! Enjoy the coldest weather we've had in five years!
If you want to contact me about anything you may want or need for your trip, you can email me at [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].
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Hermionefan(#1) - Jan 4, 2004 3:26 pm (#751 of 2936)
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... when you wish you could run into someone on the forum.
... when if you hear about someone living in where ever your going you know you would start asking a zillion questions about that person!
... when you are absolutely positively insulted that someone (even though was 3) would say that Harry Potter isn't for
... when you let your little 6-year-old brother play the Sorcerer's (Philosopher's) Stone on Gameboy and are dissapointed and surprised when he doesn't know why all the little keys are flying and what an enchantment is .
Pinky - Jan 4, 2004 8:53 pm (#752 of 2936)
When you're talking with a resident at the nursing home you work at, and he mentions his broken arm. You barely restrain yourself from asking him if he's tried Skelegrow.
mischa fan - Jan 4, 2004 10:02 pm (#753 of 2936)
I am glad you didn't mention Skelegrow Pinky, as we all know that broken bones can be mended in minutes, but that Skelegrow is for regrownig bones.
Gina R Snape - Jan 4, 2004 10:31 pm (#754 of 2936)
Oooh, nice catch Jim!
I admit. On more than one occasion I've had to resist saying "How Slytherin of you" to someone when they've done or thought of something particularly deviously clever.
Julia. - Jan 5, 2004 6:31 pm (#755 of 2936)
Guys, just a quick question. Now that I post on this forum all the time, I want to be able to make smilies. I figured out how to make the ones on the "this forum is open and ready for you to post' thread, which is the one suggested several hundred posts ago. My question now, is, How do I get the smilies from other sites to be in my posts? Also, how do you post in fun colors? Help would be nice. Thanks a bunch
Pinky - Jan 5, 2004 8:25 pm (#756 of 2936)
Julia, there are many members here who love to step people through the process. I am unfortunately not one of those - I have not even attempted mastering anything more than the very basic. However, there are 2 threads at the top of the forum near the introduction thread that are specifically for this purpose. One is named "How do you.....?" and the other is "Advance Team Welcome and Test Your Connections". I recommend you check out those threads and ask your question up there. There are many fun smiley's and colors out there just waiting for you to find and use!
Julia. - Jan 5, 2004 8:52 pm (#757 of 2936)
Thanks Pinky. I'm off to do that right now...
Ok, having done that, lets have a go, shall we?...
Let's just hope this works...
It worked! It worked! Yay!!!! Thanks Pinky!
boop - Jan 6, 2004 4:33 am (#758 of 2936)
when you want to go see Return of The King, but you haven't watched the first two yet.
When you want to see the trailer for POA on the big screen.
When you go back to work after 12 days off, and all you can think of is Harry Potter and this forum.
Joost! - Jan 6, 2004 7:10 am (#759 of 2936)
...when you think that saying "But Dumbledore said that [insert quote here]" is a very good way to win any debate.
Brandon Christopher - Jan 6, 2004 1:52 pm (#760 of 2936)
...when you're sad that school started again because you won't be able to get onto the forum as much.
...when you're glad that you get out at 11:30 because that will give you time to get onto the forum.
...and lasty when you are so psyched about you're writing 1B class because you get to do a research paper on almost any subject. Three guesses on what I'm choosing, and the first two guesses don't count.
Julia. - Jan 6, 2004 3:19 pm (#761 of 2936)
...When you wish your initials were JKR instead of JRK
...When Three Kings Day doesn't mean a day off of school, but a whole day to spend of the Forum
Hermionefan(#1) - Jan 6, 2004 3:59 pm (#762 of 2936)
Let's see, Brandon.. is your topic, um, let me think: this is a Harry Potter forum, so your topic must have been, uh, Spongebob? Just kidding. Is it Harry Potter in general or a specific Harry Potter thing, like Quidditch?
Gina R Snape - Jan 6, 2004 5:18 pm (#763 of 2936)
...when you notice that every day Hermionefan get's a little more obsessed. 51% today? Wasn't it 46% last week?
Marie E. - Jan 6, 2004 9:13 pm (#764 of 2936)
when you play the soundtrack to SS/PS during your kindergarteners naptime. There is some scary music in places and I kept hoping it wouldn't give them nightmares.
Brandon Christopher - Jan 7, 2004 1:27 am (#765 of 2936)
...when you have no clue what you are going to do specifically in your research paper but swore that you would do something with Harry Potter.
...when you are proud that you are 71 percent obsessed with Harry Potter. (My mom just says that I'm psychotic.)
The Great Abbycadabra - Jan 7, 2004 1:41 am (#766 of 2936)
. . .when that is your idea of nap time.
Brandon, I've done quite a few papers on HP, but only one technical research paper. It was on the history and phenomenon that is Harry Potter. This was my senior year of high school, around the time the first movie came out. I didn't get particularly clever about my HP papers until university, where they were on more abstract subjects. All of which were rather fun. For example, the one where I compared and contrasted Voldemort to Hitler (we were supposed to write something about group minds and/or authority figures) and the one where I compared and contrasted Harry to Cinderella (a fairy tale unit). Just some ideas for you. And, hey, you can quote me or something.
. . .when you give suggestions for a HP research paper.
. . .when you're happy that your mother, while not quite as obsessive as you are, is rather addicted to HP herself.
Brandon Christopher - Jan 7, 2004 1:48 am (#767 of 2936)
...when you are psyched that you can get great ideas for your research paper on the forum.
Abby, I'll definitely have to talk to you when I find out more about what my actual assignment will be.
The Great Abbycadabra - Jan 7, 2004 1:57 am (#768 of 2936)
Take it from me, I can twist any assignment into being HP related. My teacher didn't think I could do it with that authority/group minds thing. She heard my idea, and was like, "Huh?" After she read my paper, she was rather impressed at my creativity on tweaking the subject to my will.
(struggling to stay on-topic). . .when you twist assignments to your HP obsession.
Gina R Snape - Jan 7, 2004 11:33 am (#769 of 2936)
When you chime in to help a fellow Lexiconer write a HP-related paper.
What class is it for, Brandon? Josh (Slytherin Prefect) was writing a paper comparing Briggs-Meyers to the 4 Hogwarts houses. Never heard from him since. Hmmmm.....
You could certainly do character analyses. I wrote (granted, only for the forum) a kind of DSM diagnosis on Severus Snape. You could look at literary devices. Or the use of language (e.g. Latin for spells and the effect it has on our perception of magic). There certainly are lot of Freudian themes you can explore in CoS (Sigmund) and OoP (Anna Freud). Then there is the treatment of racism. An examination of the nature of evil and perceptions of evil. Oh, my, there is SO MUCH you could write about! This forum should give you loads of idea. Maybe you could write a paper about group dynamics and this forum! The fandom. Oh, my, I could go on and on. Can you tell I'm an educator and researcher/analyser by nature?
Good luck, mate. Let us know what you do decide on!
Liz Mann - Jan 7, 2004 1:29 pm (#770 of 2936)
...when when your English tutor puts your class into groups and tells them to put together their own 'exam pack' with extracts from different things in to test the class with, and your group starts discussing the topic you're going to do, you keep suggesting things like 'prejudice' and 'death' and other stuff to do with Harry so that you can have an extract from the book in there.
...when when the group finally decides to go with one of your ideas (capital punishment) and someone says they'll get the prose fiction extract needed you jump in and say, "No I'll do that!"
Yey! This means I can put in the part where Harry stops Sirius and Remus from killing Wormtail!
...when you, too, use any coursework assignment where the topic is optional to do something to do with Harry Potter.
I did a biography of JK for my English coursework, the moral issues in the books for my Religious Studies and am currently doing the marketing for PoA for my media studies. Unfortunately I couldn't do HP for my psychology because the topic was assigned. I would have worked Harry into it if I could but it was about violence in the mass media and besides they probably would have taken marks.
Julia. - Jan 7, 2004 2:03 pm (#771 of 2936)
...When the highlight of your day is arguing with your friends over the prununciation of "accio!"
...When your first thought after that argument is to go home and post it on this thread.
Liz Mann - Jan 7, 2004 2:19 pm (#772 of 2936)
...when your attention is caught when one of the actors in a pantomime you go to see mentions one of the castle servants is called Madam Pomfrey (the pantomime was Sleeping Beauty)!
Now I know there was something else about that pantomime I wanted to say but I can't remember it now.
Brandon Christopher - Jan 7, 2004 6:38 pm (#773 of 2936)
Well I'm going to drive my literature professor nuts because I have a topic for my first essay already and he loves it. What he doesn't know is that I'm throwing Harry Potter in there also. My topic is how a deterioration in technology will directly reflect a downturn in social views and actions. Hmmm, does Harry Potter have any technology whatsoever, nope, didn't think so.
As Abby said, (struggling to stay on topic) ...when you are proud to learn from the Great Abby that you can twist anything to involve Harry Potter... and you like it!!!
freshwater - Jan 7, 2004 7:40 pm (#774 of 2936)
...when, after seeing The Return of the King 3 times, you go to see it a fourth time and deliberately go at a different time than you had previously suspecting that the HP PoA trailer would be shown...and it was!!! Yahoo!
The Great Abbycadabra - Jan 8, 2004 12:45 am (#775 of 2936)
. . .when the mind games you play with your English teachers (and quite a few other teachers, as a matter of fact) rub off on your fellow Forum folk. *evil grin*
Julia. - Jan 8, 2004 1:50 pm (#776 of 2936)
Well guys, this is my last post before heading off to Seattle for the weekend. Buy guys, I'll miss you!
...When going on holiday means missing people you've never met.
Hermionefan(#1) - Jan 8, 2004 2:47 pm (#777 of 2936)
... when your obsession score changes all the time as you look for more ways to become obsessed (on that "do you call your least favorite teacher Snape?" question, does it count if I call my least favorite teacher "Umbridge"?)
... when for art class you make origami samurai helmets and you decorate yours to look like an owl (and underneath it says "Hermione... the Best of the Best)
Toodle-oo Julia! We'll see ya when you get back!!!
Liz Mann - Jan 8, 2004 3:19 pm (#778 of 2936)
See you, Julia!
Oh and guys, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] is back up! And they have Hogwarts sweaters!
The Great Abbycadabra - Jan 8, 2004 10:33 pm (#779 of 2936)
Hermione, I always called my least favourite teacher Snape, at least until I read OOP. I had the worst teacher of all time last sememster, who happened to be disturbingly like Umbridge, hence her new name. Anywho, I'd say that since you are calling an unfavourable teacher a name from the HP books, it should count. And if not, it's not too late to call that teacher Snape every now and then.
Bye, Julia! Have fun!! Here's some going away Abbyfetti for you! ,'.;',.;',.;',.;',.;,.;',.
. . .when you want an oragami samurai helmet decorated to look like an owl. I need to go find my oragami books, I'm sure that has to be in one of them.
Denise P. - Jan 9, 2004 7:37 am (#780 of 2936)
...when in the wee hours of the morning you are scrolling through the channel guide and the name of a program catches your eye.
"Lupin the Third" It was on Cartoon Network! I clicked info to see if it was about a werewolf but it some anime show. Apparently it is a series since it is listed all week long.
Carina - Jan 9, 2004 10:01 am (#781 of 2936)
...you think you can teach yourself Spanish by reading translations of the books. If anything, it's given me a new appreciation for the kids learning to read in my class.
Gina R Snape - Jan 9, 2004 2:52 pm (#782 of 2936)
When you go to [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and see the Slytherin silver snake necklace and have to force yourself not to purchase it until you've paid off your Christmas bills first.
Edit: And then find a Severus Snape Christmas ornament and physically struggle with your wallet to stay in your bag.
Liz Mann - Jan 9, 2004 3:30 pm (#783 of 2936)
Go on, Gina, you know you want to...
Mare - Jan 9, 2004 3:42 pm (#784 of 2936)
Aaah Liz, you're being verrrry evil!
Gina R Snape - Jan 9, 2004 7:50 pm (#785 of 2936)
Feel the love. Yeah, cheers, thanks a lot Liz.
Say, what was your vault number at Gringotts again?
Marie E. - Jan 9, 2004 11:29 pm (#786 of 2936)
when, while reading a book about the artist Monet to the children, you show them a picture of Monet as an old man and say "He looks a little like Dumbldore here" before you can stop yourself.
when you are shocked that a few of the kids didn't know who Dumbledore is.
Liz Mann - Jan 10, 2004 9:34 am (#787 of 2936)
They didn't know who Dumbledore was???
Blast - Jan 10, 2004 10:29 am (#788 of 2936)
When you run into a store to pick up running shoes for your daughters because they have left them in school, you are in a hurry because they are already late for basketball, but you stop dead in your tracts because some cheesy toy has a picture of a Wizard on it.
Brandon Christopher - Jan 10, 2004 12:33 pm (#789 of 2936)
They didn't know who Dumbledore is?!? Dear god what is the world coming to?
...when your jaw drops when you hear that someone doesn't know who Dumbledore is.
...when you want to send these people the Harry Potter books to inform them of their ignorance.
Marie E. - Jan 10, 2004 2:10 pm (#790 of 2936)
when you are relived that your dear friends share in your shock.
Granted, it was only about two or three out of 19 kindergarteners. Perhaps they have seen the movie, but in that little kid-no attention span way can't remember the names to most of the characters. Now, my children not only know the names of the characters, first and last, but what subjects the teachers teach, who is pureblood, ect. They will be in therapy later.
Liz Mann - Jan 10, 2004 2:40 pm (#791 of 2936)
We don't know which teachers are pure-blood.
Denise P. - Jan 10, 2004 6:16 pm (#792 of 2936)
when your kids are remarking on the astounding recovery of your lovebird and one says "We should rename her The Bird Who Lived instead of her normal name, Shadow.
On New Years Day, our lovebird was on the bottom of her cage, cold and curled up. Anyone with a bird knows this is NOT a good thing. She was not able to perch at all. We kept her wrapped up in heated towels all day and fed her water and baby bird formula. Every few hours, I would give her more water and food. By the next day, she was eating millet on her own. Now, she is zipping around like normal, perching and lunging at your hand if it goes into her cage...ungrateful bird!
Marie E. - Jan 10, 2004 7:54 pm (#793 of 2936)
Sorry, Liz, I didn't mean the teachers. When I reread my wording, that is what it sounds like. After reading Chamber of Secrets, my girls and I went over a list of characters from that book and discussed who was pureblood and who wasn't. Every now and then, my four year old will, out of nowhere, say "the Malfoy's are pureblood, huh Mommy?".
freshwater - Jan 11, 2004 8:52 am (#794 of 2936)
...when, after watching students write with feather quills in the movies and reading about quills, quills, quills in the books, you decide that you must experience writing with a quill pen, preferably made from a feather. (A well-made quill will allow you to write 3-4 lines, or more, from one dip into the ink! But, the best one I found was made from glass with a swirly tip...you can easily write 1/2 a page before needing to dip into the ink again!I never would have believed it!)
...when, now that you own a collection of quill/dip pens, you (naturally) begin looking for inkwells on eBay, and when you discover one shaped like the head of a wild boar (a hog's head!) you decided that you really should buy it!
...when, having bid on the hog's head inkwell, you fantasize about it being used as a prop in the next HP movie...maybe on DD's desk!
I think that my three comments above prove that--even though I may not rate as high as others on the HP obsession quiz--I am definately teetering on the brink of obsession....or have I already tipped over the edge?
Liz Mann - Jan 12, 2004 8:35 am (#795 of 2936)
I got a bit of a shock today. I was sitting in one of my classes and as I was looking towards the door, which was partly open, I saw this boy briefly on the other side with red hair and a green jacket like the one Rupert Grint wore at the PS/SS London premiere! That certainly got my attention I call tell you!
...when you see Harry Potter characters and actors everywhere.
...when your Internet hasn't been working for two days straight and you go down to your local library to use it so you can get on the forums! That's where I am now. (Well, actually I came down here to look up universities but I took the opportunity. )
Marie E, your four year old sounds so cute!
MoaningMyrtle101 - Jan 12, 2004 6:38 pm (#796 of 2936)
Edited by Jan 12, 2004 5:39 pm
...when your science teacher talks about ordering new change machines for your school's lobby, and drones on about shipping charges, you immediately start thinking about 'shipping and get into a discussion with the HP fan next to you.
...when you and the HP fan next to you get into long Dumbledore Is Giant Squid and 'shipping discussions and carve random HP phrases on the table as an ordinary routine in science class.
Brandon Christopher - Jan 12, 2004 6:47 pm (#797 of 2936)
...when you wish you had Myrtle or her friend in your science classes in high school to help pass the time.
...when you wish that your science teachers had been like Snape because then they at least wouldn't have been so boring.
...when you actually wish that you had a teacher like Snape!!!
Madame Librarian - Jan 12, 2004 6:59 pm (#798 of 2936)
...when you keep seeing this little kid at your synagogue, and he's a dead ringer for Harry (PS/SS Harry) except that his glasses are square. You have this strong urge to suggest that he tell his mother to get him round glasses...and soon!
Madam Poppy - Jan 13, 2004 1:52 am (#799 of 2936)
Edited by Jan 13, 2004 12:52 am
Freshwater, lets get together and open a Quill Shop.
I've been looking for a quill pen too. I have drawers of rubber stamps and make cards, books etc. Please send me an e-mail if you discover a source.
Fawkes Forever - Jan 13, 2004 7:56 am (#800 of 2936)
YKYAHPF when .... sky news are running a story about the British film industry & they show some clips from the PoA trailer. You manage to catch a glimpse on the tv screen in your work canteen during lunchtime, but seeing as there was no sound, it was pretty useless. Then last night I kept turning over to the skynews channel to try & catch a repeat of the news item... finally did see it all at 12.15am .... & it was only a few seconds long & didn't say much about PoA, just something about special effects... baahh! Hee hee, I am sad!
But, they did show the Snape Boggart scene
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Julia. - Jan 13, 2004 12:01 pm (#801 of 2936)
...When being sick means a whole day to watch the HP movies and catch up on the posts you couldn't read while in Seattle
...When you wish you weren't sick so you could actually understand what you're reading
...When you see someone wearing a bright orange tie and think to your self "Hey, that's something Peeves would wear."
Hermionefan(#1) - Jan 13, 2004 2:33 pm (#802 of 2936)
Hey! Welcome back Julia!
Julia. - Jan 13, 2004 10:19 pm (#803 of 2936)
Thanks Hermione Fan I'm really happy to be home, although a bit sick. I had a great time in Seattle, but I missed the forum a lot.
The Great Abbycadabra - Jan 14, 2004 12:25 am (#804 of 2936)
. . .when while at the museum looking at nifty Egyptian artifacts, you see a carving of a griffin, and you think, "Oooh, like Gryffindor."
Ah, my obsessions are merging.
Welcome back, Julia! Sorry you're sick!
Julia. - Jan 14, 2004 8:29 am (#805 of 2936)
Thanks Abby. I'm feeling better and actually went to work today. (I work at my old high school, you need to know that so that what I'm about to say will make sence.)
...When a little mouse runs across the classroom and you think you should name it and decide on Scabbers.
...When a whold slew of mice run across the classroom and you name each of them after a different litterary bad guy, and you name one Malfoy.
timrew - Jan 14, 2004 11:21 am (#806 of 2936)
Hey Abby, love your pic of the Plat-Billed Duckypuss, er, the Plat-Ducked Billypuss, oh, you know, that funny looking Australian thing!
Liz Mann - Jan 14, 2004 2:29 pm (#807 of 2936)
Erm, isn't it Duck-billed Platypuss (sp?)?
Liz Mann - Jan 14, 2004 4:00 pm (#808 of 2936)
...when your dogz on the Dogz 5 programme are called Andromida, Padfoot, Mungungus, Nymphadora, Cedric, Hermiome, Sirius, Barberus, Luna and Cliodna.
Blast - Jan 14, 2004 5:03 pm (#809 of 2936)
When your key to unlock a door does want to work, so you grab a piece of plastic and say alohamora, other people look at you quite shocked and then you say well it worked for Hermiome, and they still look at you still shocked, I guess there are still some people to convert out there.
wormsé - Jan 14, 2004 8:04 pm (#810 of 2936)
.... When you are sitting in your Spanish One class, and the teacher is teaching you the word for silence, which just so happens to be "silencio", and you cannot control the urge to yell out: That's a spell in Harry Potter!
Brandon Christopher - Jan 14, 2004 9:41 pm (#811 of 2936)
...when you wish you had the nerve to be like Lindsay. But I'm a coward and don't want to be shunned in my freshman year.
...when you are proud that you at least weave Harry Potter into your essays.
The Great Abbycadabra - Jan 15, 2004 12:42 am (#812 of 2936)
Heh, thanks, Tim. While technically it's a Duck-Billed Platypus, I prefer to call it Plat-Ducked Billypuss.
Julia. - Jan 15, 2004 3:35 pm (#813 of 2936)
...When you ask your fellow Lex. Forumers the following question: What passes in the WW as an expression of anger? I know they say "Merlin's beard!" when they're shocked, but what's the wizarding equivilant of "Shoot!?"
...When you are angry and want to say the wizarding equiviliant of "Shoot!" but don't know what it is, and resolve to pose the question on the forum
Brandon Christopher - Jan 15, 2004 4:46 pm (#814 of 2936)
I think I remember either Mr. Weasley or Sirius saying "damn" once or twice.
...when you think that you should be able to say "damn" on the forum because you think the characters have.
...when you find it funny that the wizarding equivalent for "shoot" isn't just wizardly inclusive.
Liz Mann - Jan 15, 2004 4:53 pm (#815 of 2936)
I don't think there is one.
...when you are proud when you see someone approach the shelf in your college library with the HP book, seemingly not find what she was looking for (there was a large gap where OotP was missing - because I was reading it ) so she grabs PS/SS instead.
Madame Librarian - Jan 15, 2004 5:34 pm (#816 of 2936)
Julia, they do say hell, damn and bloody. (Sorry, just citing canon here.)
boop - Jan 15, 2004 6:04 pm (#817 of 2936)
When you find out that one of the students will be going to London,and you ask if there is room is the suit case for you!!
When you tell her places to go visit while in London, like Kings Crossing.
When you discover that another student is a Harry Potter fan, so you have lots to talk about while working!
Dragonesss - Jan 15, 2004 9:32 pm (#818 of 2936)
Edited by Jan 15, 2004 8:33 pm
Sirius never said "damn". It were Athur, Bill and Ginny Weasley, Moody (both real and fake) ,Hagrid, Bagman and Snape.
Madame Librarian - Jan 15, 2004 9:40 pm (#819 of 2936)
Ron says bloody hell a few times, I think. Hermione doesn't swear at all; she just glares so hard that you feel like she's swearing.
Brandon Christopher - Jan 15, 2004 9:59 pm (#820 of 2936)
Nonetheless some characters definitely swore in the books.
...when you justify swearing by saying that the Harry Potter characters use swear words.
And my favorite word which, much to my chagrin is typically Ron's line is "bugger."
...when even though your least favorite character uses a phrase you still think it is funny and therefor still use it.
Julia. - Jan 15, 2004 11:08 pm (#821 of 2936)
Wow. Leave it to you lot to come up with the wizarding equivilant of "shoot." I've decided that I like "bloody hell" and "bugger" and that I will now use them. Thanks guys!
Fawkes Forever - Jan 16, 2004 7:33 am (#822 of 2936)
These words aren't only the wizarding equivalent of 'Shoot' (or 'sugar' as I say), but they are also widely used in the UK & Ireland, well the north of Ireland anyways
YKYUHPLF when..... the systems have gone down at work, so instead of catching up on all the 'back burner' work, you celebrate by reading & posting on the forum for the remainder of the afternoon (note my long posts )
Liz Mann - Jan 16, 2004 11:44 am (#823 of 2936)
The word 'bloody' has never been used in the books, only in the movies. The same for the word 'bugger'. The only swear word that's been used in the books is 'damn' and has been used by, off the top of my head, Uncle Vernon, Ron, Bill and Mr Weasley. The characters do actually swear a lot more than that but it's not printed.
...when you are seriously considering going to a university because it is really old and (hopefully) walking around it will feel like walking around Hogwarts! Unfortunately, no classes are taught in the old part of the school. But the library is in there which means I'll be there a lot! Also, the old part is called the Founders Hall! How Hogwarts is that?!
...when you realise that you're trying to make your media studies teacher and the people marking your coursework (whoever that may be) interested in Harry Potter through your coursework on the marketing for the third movie.
timrew - Jan 16, 2004 3:10 pm (#824 of 2936)
Liz, don't forget the word 'git' also, which is used extensively in the Potter books. In fact, it was used so much that I thought I'd get away with using it in our last Panto, Jack and the Beanstalk.
Well, it was vetoed by most of the cast, who insisted that the word, 'Wazzock' be substituted; but on the third (and last) performance, my son (who was playing the Dame), used it anyway, to much merriment on the part of the audience!
Liz Mann - Jan 16, 2004 5:00 pm (#825 of 2936)
'Git' is a swearword? Mum says it's not.
Oh and don't forget 'prat'. Is that a swearword?
Are we allowed to be saying all these words on here?
timrew - Jan 16, 2004 5:33 pm (#826 of 2936)
It seems so, Liz. 'Git' and 'Prat' are part of JKR's canon now, even though they may be regarded as naughty words by certain Muggles....
Madame Librarian - Jan 16, 2004 8:21 pm (#827 of 2936)
What is the difference between a git and a prat? Just curious.
The Great Abbycadabra - Jan 16, 2004 11:51 pm (#828 of 2936)
. . .when your mom buys you a spiffy trunk and you say it's for when you get your Hogwarts letter.
. . .when your cousin says that they must have sent your Hogwarts letter with Errol. It's the only explanation for why it's eight years late. And you whole-heartedly agree with this statement.
Liz, we seem not to be saying swearwords so much as typing them.
Liz Mann - Jan 17, 2004 7:00 am (#829 of 2936)
Madam Librarian, when you call someone a prat you're calling them an idiot. When you call someone a git you're saying they're horrible.
Madame Librarian - Jan 17, 2004 7:49 am (#830 of 2936)
Aaah, many thanks, Liz. It's comparable to the difference between a schlmiel and schm--- in Yiddish (the latter term being somewhat scatalogical, I won't "say" it, so you'll have to fill in the blanks yourself).
Back to the English slang--I wonder if the term pratfall (take a tumble, as in tripping over your own feet, or to purposely trip yourself up to get a laugh from an audience) comes from prat.
Hermionefan(#1) - Jan 17, 2004 9:30 am (#831 of 2936)
... when you've been off the computer for days and are actually pleased that it will take you forever to catch up on all the posts.
Julia. - Jan 17, 2004 6:57 pm (#832 of 2936)
...When you see a calander called "Precious Pigs" and automatically think "Why would I want to look at 12 different pictures of Dudley?"
...When you start calling "BumbleBee tuna" as "Dumbledore tuna"
Liz Mann - Jan 18, 2004 9:48 am (#833 of 2936)
Liz Mann - Jan 18, 2004 12:06 pm (#834 of 2936)
...when you're on the forum even though you have a friend over.
...when you have that friend reading a Harry Potter fanfic.
Hem Hem - Jan 18, 2004 12:42 pm (#835 of 2936)
....when your brother yells at you while watching TV, "you've got to come downstairs! There's a giant squid on TV! It's Dumbledore!" and you wonder to yourself, 'Do I really talk about DIGS that much?'
Liz Mann - Jan 18, 2004 5:15 pm (#836 of 2936)
...when one of the things you like about The Sims: Makin' Magic expansion pack is that you mustn't do magic in front of non-magic people or you get into trouble, because it reminds you of Harry Potter (they've probably taken it direct from the books but I don't mind ).
Marie E. - Jan 18, 2004 8:32 pm (#837 of 2936)
Liz, I've been on the forum with company over before. It was just before OoP came out and we were all speculation-mad.
That should be a category on the obsessed test. "when you shun friends and family to find out the latest book five rumors".
mischa fan - Jan 18, 2004 9:09 pm (#838 of 2936)
... when you are watching something on PBS about Egypt and all you can think about is The Great Abbycadabra
Julia. - Jan 18, 2004 11:34 pm (#839 of 2936)
...When packing to leave for college (GO UCONN!) you seriously consider wraping your HP books in bubble wrap, just in case.
...When your HP books are the last think you pack, that way they're the first thing you unpack.
The Great Abbycadabra - Jan 19, 2004 1:22 am (#840 of 2936)
There was a show about Egypt on PBS, and I missed it!!
Oh, well, thanks for thinking about me.
. . .when, while saddened that you missed an Egypt show, you're happy that you've made a big enough impression on someone to make them think about you the entire time.
. . .when you think about good ole Mischa Fan whenever you see something about The O.C.
Liz Mann - Jan 19, 2004 3:31 pm (#841 of 2936)
...when you are really pleased when someone in your script-writing group says they like Harry Potter and asks where you got your Gryffindor scarf from.
Emily - Jan 19, 2004 4:44 pm (#842 of 2936)
...while walking up to the school you go to, you see someone who could have played Fred/George Weasley.
...while listening to a weatherman who came to your school for an assembly the only thing you can think of 'this guy is such a Lockhart! And he was! He was supposed to be talkink about 'winter weather'(like we even get it in North Carolina) but he spent half the hour and a half (it was only supposed to be an hour)talking about himself. He even looked like the Lockhart in the movie.
...when while volunteering at an event for younger girl scouts/guides you see someone who looks just like Luna. Of course I went up and talked to her for 15 minutes!
..when considering if you are going crazy because you are thinking about who you know looks like someone from Harry Potter, you think that at least it wouldn'tbe so bad to be crazy if it meant Harry Potter. I don't think I'm making sense, am I?
Liz Mann - Jan 19, 2004 4:48 pm (#843 of 2936)
He's that full of himself and he's a weatherman? No offense to any weathermen on here.
Fawkes Forever - Jan 20, 2004 2:58 am (#844 of 2936)
When you just have to tell Liz that the university I attended was just like Hogwarts (architecture, not the magic bit unfortunately)
There was even a big stained glass window in the entrance hall, with 5 people dressed in robes (cloaks) on it... we used to joke that it was the five founders of the college... funny eh! We also had some lectures in the old building, & the library was something Madame Pince would have been proud of Never did find out who the people in the glass window where though!
That added to the fact that the uniforms in the movies are very similar to my old school uniform.... if I push those two memories together, I'm being to feel that maybe I did go to Hogwarts after all .....
Ohhh I just had to say that!
Psychedelic Enchantress - Jan 20, 2004 8:16 am (#845 of 2936)
When you have Chocolate Frog cards stuck all over your wardrobe, and every now and then have to pull them down so you can admire the Mirror of Erised, and see Hermione performing 'Wingardium Leviosa!'
(I never had the one with Voldy sticking out of the back of Quirrel's head, though).
Liz Mann - Jan 20, 2004 8:18 am (#846 of 2936)
Fawkes, I am so jealous!
Fawkes Forever - Jan 20, 2004 9:26 am (#847 of 2936)
Liz, it was Queens University in Belfast (QUB). I don't know if you've heard of it, anyways, you might not want to travel across the sea But its a 'bloody brilliant' university ... Well so I thought! If anyone is ever in that area, just go for a walk around the grounds... it will transport you to Hogwarts (not literally, unfortunately)
Psych, I have two chocolate frog cards, the boat trip to Hogwarts & the duel with the troll ... I use them as bookmarks
YKUAHPF when you compare your old university & school uniform to the Harry Potterverse
Julia. - Jan 20, 2004 9:16 pm (#848 of 2936)
...When your roommate is being horrible to you, as a result, you (to your self, of course) borrow a line from Harry "I'm deciding which curse to use on my roommate, sir."
The Great Abbycadabra - Jan 20, 2004 11:29 pm (#849 of 2936)
. . .when you want to transfer to Queens University in Belfast. That's awesome, Fawkes!
. . .when, on your first day of the new semester, you bring a copy of SS with you for some added comfort. I have a tendency to get horribly, nauseatingly nervous on the first day of classes. Having Harry, and my Howard Carter book , with me makes it better.
freshwater - Jan 21, 2004 6:12 am (#850 of 2936)
Hermione would be proud of you, Abby! :-)
...when you start checking in on the forum in the morning before work, even though you really don't have time and should be taking out the dog, starting the car on this frigid morning, scronging up clean clothes and .....well, gotta go. (sigh)
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Liz Mann - Jan 21, 2004 10:03 am (#851 of 2936)
Have a good day, freshwater.
...when you see that a couple of the Harry Potter books are missing from the shelf in the college library and are pleased because it means people are reading them but extremely angry because someone's taken out OotP and YOU WANTED TO READ IT!!
...when you add up all the stuff you want first from HPWizardstore and it comes to $130.00, which is £71.00! I think I'm going to have to shorten my list!
Fawkes Forever - Jan 21, 2004 10:12 am (#852 of 2936)
YKUAHPLF When after talking about your old university you suddenly feel compelled to look it up on the web & post a few links of photos on the chat thread ... just so ya can all see what I'm talking about!
Liz Mann - Jan 21, 2004 10:24 am (#853 of 2936)
...when, after reading Fawkes's post, you go straight to the chat thread.
...when, after looking at the pictures, you are suddenly really miserable because you CAN'T GO THERE!!!
Fawkes Forever - Jan 21, 2004 10:39 am (#854 of 2936)
aww, sorry Liz..... *sending you a BIG Cyber Hug*
I know the feeling I wish I was back there now .... could stay in the labs all day & read the lexicon ... woohoo,
oh well, but we can always pretend ..... nice to see you're over the Quintaped incident ...
EDIT : after reading Liz's next post .... me too, me too
Liz Mann - Jan 21, 2004 10:42 am (#855 of 2936)
I'll be all right, Fawkes.
...when you really want this bed:
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Julia. - Jan 21, 2004 12:29 pm (#856 of 2936)
Wow Liz! I want one too! Too bad it won't fit in my dorm room
Julia. - Jan 21, 2004 1:19 pm (#857 of 2936)
What's the St. Mungo's site? I want to celebratee Polyjuice week
Mare - Jan 21, 2004 1:43 pm (#858 of 2936)
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Welcome welcome, DON'T drink, eat or touch anything! If you happen to do it anyway: we warned you. Whatever happens there, should you choose to visit, is at you own risk.
Ordered so by Dolores Umbridge, high inquisitor of St. Mungo's and honoured member of the "frog festivities" ward.
(Abby seems to be currently residing there too.)
Julia. - Jan 21, 2004 3:15 pm (#859 of 2936)
Thanks Mare. I'm heading over there now.
The Great Abbycadabra - Jan 21, 2004 11:56 pm (#860 of 2936)
Heh, thanks, Freshwater! I like to think she'd be proud.
Yes, the Frog Festivities Ward is quite fun.
Liz Mann - Jan 22, 2004 2:44 pm (#861 of 2936)
I mentioned a while ago my English class had to divide into groups and put together a bunch of texts to do with a paritular theme for one of the other groups to answer questions on. My group's theme was capital punishment and I put in the extract from PoA where Harry stops Sirius and Lupin from killing Wormtail.
...when you hear one of the other groups reading the extract allowed and you immediately tune out of the conversation between your group and listen to what they say about Harry.
...when you are annoyed when the person reading it does so in a joking way. And pronounces Sirius wrong. But pleased when one of the people in the group says she's read the books.
Joanna S Lupin - Jan 22, 2004 2:53 pm (#862 of 2936)
...When your pet-bunny's name is Remus Lupin
...When your each conversations drifts on the theme of lexicon
Liz Mann - Jan 22, 2004 4:33 pm (#863 of 2936)
...when you are proud because you've beaten Julia on the obession quiz.
Julia. - Jan 22, 2004 9:45 pm (#864 of 2936)
...When being beaten by Liz on the Harry Potter obsession quiz just means more fun things to do the next time you're in London
The Great Abbycadabra - Jan 22, 2004 11:08 pm (#865 of 2936)
. . .when your sad when it doesn't seem that your English Literature teacher plans for you to read Harry Potter for class.
. . .when it doesn't matter that your teacher has no taste because a) like you need permission to read HP again, and b) you'll just put Harry in every essay as usual.
Liz Mann - Jan 23, 2004 2:25 pm (#866 of 2936)
...when you find a way to work Harry Potter into your General Studies exam.
...when you are told by the woman in the college office that she thinks it might be too late to send off application forms for university and to come back later when the member of staff who deals with it is there, and you go straight to the library and read Harry Potter to cheer yourself up. And it works! (It wasn't too late, by the way. Phew!)
Dragonesss - Jan 23, 2004 8:49 pm (#867 of 2936)
Edited by Jan 23, 2004 7:51 pm
...when you watch "Love Actually" for the second time just to hear Alan Rickman being called "Harry"
septentrion - Jan 24, 2004 1:17 pm (#868 of 2936)
...when you share some cakes for Twelfth Night (galette des Rois) with your colleagues and you make a fuss to get all the the charms because they represent HP character's. Anyway, I got one but it didn't represent Snape but Lockhard
explanation for those who don't know about that french tradition : cakes for the Twelfth Night are eaten in January, a charm (little object) is hidden inside them and the one who gets it becomes a king or a queen and wears a fake crown.
Marye Lupin - Jan 24, 2004 8:22 pm (#869 of 2936)
Wow septentrion, I miss galette des rois. I used to go to the french school and I loved how somebody always brought in one of the cakes in January.
...when you say "Merlin's beard!" without realizing it and it takes you a few seconds to realize you've said anything unusual.
...when you realize that PoA comes out during beach week (the week after graduation when we all go to the beach) and try to talk your friends into comming to see it with you.
Does anybody watch "24"? I'm addicted to the show. Anyway one of the bad guys this season's last name is Salazar. During the entire first three episodes of the show I would start giggling uncontrollably every time anybody said the name Salazar.
Acceber - Jan 25, 2004 3:50 pm (#870 of 2936)
...when your friend is telling you how she was anonymously throwing food at other people in the cafeteria and you immediately remember Fred and George anonymously expelliarmus-ing Zacharias Smith at the first DA meeting.
...when you have read every post on this thread before yours and want to meet everyone.
...whenever your dad sees you on the computer, he automatically says "go on a different site besides Harry Potter".
boop - Jan 25, 2004 4:25 pm (#871 of 2936)
when you can't wait to get home from work to get on this forum
when you stop watching TV to be on this forum instead
when the scar on your forehead is a straight and not a lighting bolt!
Julia. - Jan 25, 2004 4:54 pm (#872 of 2936)
...When your friends actually tell you off for continuously singing "Weasley is Our King," Gryffindor version of course.
Liz Mann - Jan 25, 2004 5:26 pm (#873 of 2936)
...when you rush to this thread after hearing someone say Nimbus 2000 on the TV (there was a woman dressed as a witch with a broomstick, and her husband called it a Nimbus), even though you're meant to be going to bed and have college tomorrow.
..when, once you're on here, you need to read all the new posts.
Marie E. - Jan 25, 2004 5:30 pm (#874 of 2936)
...when you go to see Peter Pan and your first thought is "Gosh, the boy playing John Darling looks a lot like Harry Potter".
Hermionefan(#1) - Jan 25, 2004 7:12 pm (#875 of 2936)
Marie E., I thought that too when I went to go see it!
... when you have a notebook which you have now dedicated to HP fanfic.
... when you are looking through old papers from 4th grade and are pleased to see that you still have your Quidditch essay in there.
scully jones - Jan 25, 2004 7:16 pm (#876 of 2936)
When the only reason you even went to see Love Actually and Peter Pan was because of the Harry Potter actors starring in them... Snape...... Ah...... Lucius..... Plays a good AND a bad guy....
Julia. - Jan 25, 2004 8:03 pm (#877 of 2936)
Tonight was an historic night for me. Tonight, for the first time, I wrote about Harry in a paper not about Harry. I'm reading a really depressing book for my English class called "The things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien. In the first chapter it says "Imagination killes" and I thought imideatly of Uncle Vernon who doesn't approve of imagination, so I put it in my essay. I feel so special This is the first time I've written about Harry for a class since my term paper last year, eight pages all about Harry ahhh those were the days...
sarah lou - Jan 26, 2004 4:21 am (#878 of 2936)
When you notice a car with the letters ABF on the number-plate, and the name Aberforth pops into your head. Worrying....
Liz Mann - Jan 26, 2004 4:37 pm (#879 of 2936)
...when you are really pleased when you go to the cinema and see that they finally have the PoA poster up! On a lamp post with a sign saying "Diagon Alley".
...when you are proud because there is a bar in your town called The Hog's Head.
Hermionefan(#1) - Jan 26, 2004 6:08 pm (#880 of 2936)
... when you wish you lived in Liz's town (I live, unfortunately, in Texas US).
... when you want to get to the movie theatre so you can see if your cinema has a POA poster and trailer.
... when your parents are talking about his family and they say that they would like to find out how the parents grew up and you pop in and say, "I would like to see how Severus Snape grew up."
Kowalla - Jan 26, 2004 9:11 pm (#881 of 2936)
.... when you're cooking dinner & smell garlic very strongly, & the first thing you think of is Prof. Quirrell.
Fawkes Forever - Jan 27, 2004 2:41 am (#882 of 2936)
When you're supposed to be busy at work, but a few colleagues & yourself take time out to do an online crossword.... & one of the clues was 'a British unit of capacity for alcoholic beverages ' & you get the answer straight away 'Hogshead' hee hee ....
To which one of your colleagues (the one to whom you have been loaning your HP books), says.... "isn't that the name of the Pub in Hogsmeade?" ..... It was a very proud moment ....
When I just had to share that with all you guys.... even though I'm still busy at work... hee hee!
Mare - Jan 27, 2004 4:14 am (#883 of 2936)
When you find yourself at home in the early morning reading TLC interview transcipts when you should have been at work five minutes before.
Why o why do I put that computer on anyway? (I know to check my forums for interesting posts that can't wait for fifteen minutes... blaaah)
Psychedelic Enchantress - Jan 27, 2004 9:55 am (#884 of 2936)
Edited by Jan 27, 2004 8:56 am
... when you find yourself, at a spare moment, making up alternative lines to 'Billie Jean' about Voldemort (in keeping with my conviction the Dark Lord looks like Michael Jackson)-
"Narcissa is not my lover/ She's just a minion/ Who says I am the one.../ And Draco's not my son..."
MoaningMyrtle101 - Jan 27, 2004 3:04 pm (#885 of 2936)
...when the girl in the seat in front of you on the bus is reading OotP and you can't help but read over her shoulder.
...when you and some friends have founded the Harry Potter table in the library at school (only people reading Harry Potter books or in Harry Potter Fan Club can sit there).
wormsé - Jan 27, 2004 4:31 pm (#886 of 2936)
When you hear that Julia is reading "The Things They Carried" in English and practically fall out of your chair... (I had to read it for Honors this year...) but then, you get immensly disappointed because she made an automatic connection with Harry Potter and you didn't....
Julia. - Jan 27, 2004 6:49 pm (#887 of 2936)
LOL Lindsay. I also made another one when they talk about the guy dieing and falling like cement and it taking a while to sink in. Sirius, anyone?
Also, today I wore my gray V-neck sweater with my Gryffindor tie and Gryffindor scarf. Several people said "Harry Potter. Nice." It was a very proud day for me.
The Great Abbycadabra - Jan 27, 2004 11:47 pm (#888 of 2936)
. . .when while going home from school, you see a car and you think its license plate says "OWL" but is says "DWL" and you are somewhat disappointed.
. . .when you check the mail and there is a Wal-Mart flyer in there, and the person on it looks just like Harry! But, when you pull it out of the mailbox, you realize that it's an old lady with glasses.
Liz Mann - Jan 28, 2004 4:25 am (#889 of 2936)
..when you know that if you could choose your car's number plate it would be HP related.
...when you're taking advantage of the fact that your media studies teacher isn't in and has left work to be done on the Internet to come on the forum.
septentrion - Jan 28, 2004 8:28 am (#890 of 2936)
...when you always find time enough to check the forum several times a day when at work...and again at home at night !
Fawkes Forever - Jan 28, 2004 8:55 am (#891 of 2936)
When you're exceptionally busy at work.... so much so, you haven't checked in all day, & when you get one free minute, you log on to the forum .... (well I did ring my mum first, but she was out)
Julia. - Jan 28, 2004 2:53 pm (#892 of 2936)
...When you're loged onto the Forum from more than five differnet computers.
Fawkes Forever - Jan 29, 2004 8:12 am (#893 of 2936)
When you think Julia should get a prize for that, here's a for whichever house you're in
Julia. - Jan 29, 2004 9:24 am (#894 of 2936)
Thanks Fawkes. Let's see.....computer at home, computer in my dorm room, computer in my friend's room, computer in my boyfriend's room, computer at my old high school, computer at Mum's office...I think that's it. And just for the record, Gryffindor all the way
Madam Poppy - Jan 29, 2004 9:31 am (#895 of 2936)
Edited by Jan 29, 2004 8:32 am
...when you hear the word umbrage in two different newcasts and it hits you that it is really more than a Hogwart teacher's name.
By the way, umbrage 1. Offense; resentment: took umbrage at their rudeness 2. a shadowy or indistinct indication; hint of a shadow.
Liz Mann - Jan 29, 2004 9:34 am (#896 of 2936)
The first one is appropriate for Dolores.
Doris Crockford - Jan 29, 2004 2:04 pm (#897 of 2936)
When you know the other meanings for umbrage because you looked up every name you could remember from Harry Potter in a dictionary, then wonder if the fact that 'harry' is also a verb meaning 'to steal' will have any impact on the story.
When you go to the theaters to see Return of the King, but actually just want to see the POA trailer, and sit up hoping trailer that just started is PoA. Then PoA comes on and you practically start crying and screaming with happiness and therefore can't actually see the trailer.
When you see the Lamppost for the PoA movie, and walk towards the ticket sellers, looking only at the poster, and almost walk into your mother.
When you really want to make a Hogwarts uniform for the PoA premiere, and are thinking about going alone so your friends and families don't decide that you need therapy.
When you should be studying for exams but instead decided on your topic for the 4000 word essay you have to write over the summer (outcasts in OoP), and then spend your time thinking about everything you can talk about, how to organize it, and how to convince your teacher that you can do it.
When you're really sad that you've never read this thread before.
Hermionefan(#1) - Jan 29, 2004 2:41 pm (#898 of 2936)
... when you are sitting in the library at school listening to a program on which middle school possibilities you are and you can't help but relate everything they say to HP. I don't remember what I thought, I just remember thinking "I've got to get home and post this!"
Caput Draconis - Jan 31, 2004 4:58 am (#899 of 2936)
...when you are thrilled to find out that the new season of 24 features a bad guy named Salazar.
...when you are passing a Warner Bros. store, hear that theme song, and the words 'This year at Hogwarts' and positively bolt into the (empty) shop and stare at the giant screen, sure that you will finally get to see the trailer that is not showing in any cinema near you...it was for CoS. Very dissapointing. I watched it anyway.
...when you hear Anthony Hopkins mention his 'old friend Mike Gambon' in an interview and get excited because a potential Moody is talking about the new Dumbledore.
...when you can trace the movements of the Azkaban signpost in your cinema, and make whispered plans to drive a big red van through the front doors at midnight to swipe it.
...and, unfortunately, when you are currently cycling through the stages of grief upon finding out that you won't get to see Azkaban on June 4, but have to wait til June 10, which I must point out is 6 days after the rest of the universe. Sigh. I was in denial, but I think I'm moving on/back to anger...
Ah, much better. This thread is like Harry therapy...
Liz Mann - Jan 31, 2004 4:22 pm (#900 of 2936)
Poor Caput! 6 days? That's horrible! Why???
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Caput Draconis - Feb 1, 2004 3:32 am (#901 of 2936)
Because Liz, here in the wonderful land of Oz if we were to get the movie on the 4th, it would be a day or so before the rest of the world and it's more important countries. And of course heaven forbid we release a movie on a Friday, we have to wait a week til next Thursday, the 10th, which is the traditional day of all film premieres here. Just be thinking of me while you enjoy your little movie Yeah, definitely anger. Bit of bitterness.
Psychedelic Enchantress - Feb 1, 2004 5:14 am (#902 of 2936)
... when, watching 'Dragon Heart' on the TV, you can't help but snigger because the dragon's name is Draco...
Liz Mann - Feb 1, 2004 9:31 am (#903 of 2936)
Aw, poor Caput! Just don't read the thread for the third movie between the 4th and when you get to see it. Otherwise it'll drive you mad and you might come across spoilers.
...when you are thinking about writing a book analysing Harry Potter.
Devika - Feb 1, 2004 11:16 am (#904 of 2936)
... when you are studying Greek history and learn that it was a guy called Draco who introduced the 'draconian' laws... u want to jump up and get back to the forum and ask someone more intelligent and creative for a link..
wormsé - Feb 1, 2004 11:53 am (#905 of 2936)
... When you have reoccuring dreams about people you know posting on the "Tell about Yourself" thread... (Is this a sign?? LoL)
Liz Mann - Feb 1, 2004 12:07 pm (#906 of 2936)
...when you have a dream where you're crying your eyes out because Ron's died in the books. Interestingly, it was supposed to have been in book five. And I was thinking about how everyone was making a fuss about Sirius dying but had forgotten about Ron.
Hermionefan(#1) - Feb 1, 2004 12:59 pm (#907 of 2936)
Poor Caput! Makes me a little happier about the movie being ages away now that I know someone has to wait a little bit longer than me... but I still feel sorry for you.
... when you have JK Rowling's publisher's addresses in both the US and UK and you've written a letter to her. I haven't sent it yet--does anyone have any questions I should ask her?
... when you have reached the "restricted section" of your HP analasis book and are very happy.
Ladybug220 - Feb 1, 2004 1:17 pm (#908 of 2936)
I feel for you Caput. I have to wait too but not as long as you. I will be coming back from Italy on June 5 and I am getting in late enough that I won't be able to make a late showing. Oh well, I will just have to go on June 6 in the afternoon. At least I get to see it a month before my brother....
Liz Mann - Feb 1, 2004 1:20 pm (#909 of 2936)
Any questions? Loads, Hermione!! But check out the thread on the subject. However, I doubt you'll get answers to them. I sent JK one and I got back a letter saying she was too busy to answer questions. Also, though you probably will get a reply of some sort, it may take a while. Months, even. I sent mine a while before the forums went down and only got a reply last week or so.
And Ladybug, your avatar is sooooo cute!!
tracie1976 - Feb 1, 2004 5:47 pm (#910 of 2936)
......You hate football but have been watching all the pre-game shows and the Super Bowl because you heard the PoA trailer might be shown.
.......You have a lighter case that has a wizard on it and the first thing that comes to mind is "That looks like Dumbledore." (That's what my lighter case looks like...I'll have to take a picture if I can and use it as my avatar picture)
.....You watch movies/shows just because Harry Potter stars are in it.
megfox - Feb 1, 2004 6:02 pm (#911 of 2936)
The New England Patriots are your 3rd most favorite sports team (after the Noble Knights Softball team and the Red Sox), and yet you are still reading the Lexicon on your fiance's laptop during the SuperBowl.
Madam Poppy - Feb 2, 2004 9:45 am (#912 of 2936)
...When you are excited for Liz because she at least got some kind of answer from JKR. (Remember Liz I sent off 2 different things a year ago and never received even a form letter?)
Liz Mann - Feb 2, 2004 10:23 am (#913 of 2936)
Hermionefan(#1) - Feb 2, 2004 3:51 pm (#914 of 2936)
... when you are able to work Harry Potter into even a science quiz.
... when you are annoyed because a in your class looks at your Hp-related science quiz and says "that is SO retarded, Emily".
... when you are writing what you will probably put in your last will and testament and you put down that all your literature and fanfic you've written should go to JKR.
Julia. - Feb 2, 2004 6:05 pm (#915 of 2936)
Don't worry about the kid in your class Hermione Fan. I think you're brilliant for working Harry into a science quiz. Good job, I'm impressed. By the way, how did you work it in? I'm a sciene major, so I'm particularly curious.
Julia. - Feb 3, 2004 12:30 pm (#916 of 2936)
...When looking at a Kitt Peak shirt you've had for years, you notice that one of the constilations is named "Draco." This brinkg you much joy and your first thought is "I have to post this on the Lexicon Forum right now!" And then, being near one of the 6 computers you're logged in from, do just that.
Liz Mann - Feb 3, 2004 2:06 pm (#917 of 2936)
...when your teacher says "Good" and you immediately hear "Good, you can help Harry, then. He's going to go and look in the library for information on Nicolas Flamel".
Hermionefan(#1) - Feb 3, 2004 7:35 pm (#918 of 2936)
Julia, I worked Harry into a multiple choice question I was writing. One of the choices was "the train to Hogwarts".
... when you are supposed to be researching Einstein but you are instead logged onto the forum on your friend's sister's computer.
Fawkes Forever - Feb 4, 2004 2:52 am (#919 of 2936)
Whilst watching an episode of Angel last night, I noticed that they used the terms, 'Corporeal', 'Disapparate' & something else can't remember now... but thought... "Hey, they nicked that straight out of Harry Potter". Well corporeal is in the dictionary but I don't think disapparate is! Coincidence????
azi - Feb 4, 2004 8:09 am (#920 of 2936)
You know you're a Harry Potter fan when you play on Civilisation II (on Playstation) and name every one of your cities in alphabetical order of the creatures in Fantastic Beasts and where to find them.
tracie1976 - Feb 4, 2004 12:37 pm (#921 of 2936)
....you have the Lexicon forum open in one window and game site in another and you keep refreshing the Lexicon forum every 5 minutes to see if there are any new posts. Then you stop playing the game and read the new posts if there are any.
Liz Mann - Feb 4, 2004 3:12 pm (#922 of 2936)
...when you have ten virtual dogz named after Harry Potter characters (Andromida, Padfoot, Mundungus, Nymphadora, Cedric, Hermione, Sirius, Barberus, Luna and Cliodna).
...when you get excited when you see the word 'Mandragora' (can't remember where now).
...when you see someone wearing a light and dark blue horizontal striped scarf and your immediate impression is that it looks like a Ravenclaw scarf. Then you register the colours and remember the Ravenclaw colours are blue and bronze.
...when you see the PS/SS cover on the front of your media studies teacher's booklet and wonder if there's anything about it inside (and wish you could be studying that in class instead of what you are).
...when you get the music to the PoA trailer stuck in your head.
Luanee - Feb 4, 2004 10:35 pm (#923 of 2936)
I dreamt about Prof McGonagall telling me to expect my salary increment letter (which is long overdue!!) after lunch yesterday.
And YKYALFW you thought about a new thread at night, but had no access to a PC, then dreamt throughout the whole night about what to say the next day when you can get a PC
Blast - Feb 5, 2004 9:29 am (#924 of 2936)
When you are sending an email to your daughter at school and you spell mom MoM.
Madame Librarian - Feb 5, 2004 10:18 am (#925 of 2936)
OMG, Blast, I do the same thing!!! However, you get points because you thought to post it here.
Flame Alligator - Feb 5, 2004 11:37 am (#926 of 2936)
...when you're frustrated with your husband because you have to wait until he is finished working to log on the Forum.
... when you are planing what to wear to PoA premeire.
... when you want to go to the premiere alone as not to be distracted by your godson's questions because he is too lazy to read the books.
... when you plan to see PoA first on June 4th alone. Then again on June 5th with the godson.
... when you are 52 years old and get in an argument with several 12 year old boys why PoA is going to be cooler than LOTR,RotK. LOL
...when you have all interviews with actors and trailers of PoA on DVR and watch them everyday.
...when you are two hours late preparing a meal for your husband because you were rereading PoA committing as many facts as possible to memory so you can make comparisons when the film premieres.
...when you are glad you look young so people won't stare at you so hard while waiting in line to see PoA.
...just about can't wait for PoA to come out on DVD so you can watch it daily for months.
...planning to use Dan Radcliffe as Harry as my screen saver when I get my lap top and could not care less what people think.
... call out spells at your husband.
...when the Forum is the only place you have HP friends.
...when you desperately wish that House Elves existed to help you catch up on all your house work which is neglected because you are either reading Harry or on the Forum.
Acceber - Feb 5, 2004 1:22 pm (#927 of 2936)
~when you are disappointed that no one gave you anything HP-related for your birthday, and most of them know how obsessed you are.
~when some of your friends' parents came late to pick them up and you took them on the Forum to save time. They didn't like it. Worrying...
~when your MoM (laughing out loud, blast) tells you to wash the dishes and you say "Dobby-Dobby could.", quoting GoF, Chapter 21, pg. 380.
~when you dream you're at camp and people from camp, school and HP are there with you.
tracie1976 - Feb 5, 2004 1:52 pm (#928 of 2936)
Flame Aligator :quote: ... when you want to go to the premiere alone as not to be distracted by your godson's questions because he is too lazy to read the books. My 11 year old stepson said one day "The books are exactly like the movies." So I preceeded to tell him scene by scene the differences. He's never said anything about the subject again
....wishing your husband would stop asking you questions about the books while you are watching the movie for the millionth time. My husband has been doing this lately, I wish he would just read the books already lol.
wormsé - Feb 5, 2004 6:31 pm (#929 of 2936)
.... When... well, hold on, I have to explain first. In my oral communications class we are getting ready to have a "Beauty Pageant" and in a few days the class gets to make up a theme for it. Well anyways, my favorite Harry Potter friend is in that class, as well as in my Global Systems class. Our Global teacher wasn't there yesterday, so my friend and I spent 45 minutes talking about Harry Potter. AND THEN- (I have a point... lol) today, our Global teacher wasn't there again. So, my friend and I went to the library and sat thinking, for 90 minutes straight, about Harry Potter theme titles for the pageant. (Even though everyone in our Oral Comm. class hates us because we always talk about Harry Potter, and they will never go for one of our titles). We came up with "Catch the Golden Snitch", "A CHARMing night of Reverie", "The Ancient and Most Noble House of Hale" (Mr. Hale is our teacher), and the best one was "Eire verfonoit celfera" (T is silent... and it is the best because we did it like the Mirror of Erised... it's spelled backwards...) LoL.. I know... sad... and I probably bored you all... but I remember thinking all day that I needed to get home to post this...
Blast - Feb 5, 2004 8:32 pm (#930 of 2936)
When you see a person putting up valentines days cards in a store, and when she says they don't have any Harry Potter cards, you tell her where she can get them.
tracie1976 - Feb 6, 2004 6:28 am (#931 of 2936)
When you are up with your 10 month old daughter, at 4 in the morning, reading the forum and hoping there are new posts. (This is what happened this morning to me I really wish I could have gotten more sleep.)
freshwater - Feb 6, 2004 7:17 am (#932 of 2936)
...when a student tells you he left his homework folder in his locker at the other end of the school, and the first thing you do is point an imaginary wand and say "Accio, homework folder!" Then, when he looks at you like your crazy (sigh) you tell him to go back and get it.
Flame Alligator - Feb 6, 2004 8:12 am (#933 of 2936)
... when you never get enough sleep because all free time is spent on the forum and reading Harry.
...when you want to put up Harry Potter posters in your yoga room where you also give private lessons.
...when you buy paperback copies of the books so your hard backs stay in pristine condition.
...when you wish Molly Weasley was here to teach you a spell to get your kitchen knives to cut up the salad veggies.
...when you talk with Harry in your imagination.
...when you see a stranger reading a Harry Potter book and you feel compelled to tell them how much you LOVE, ADORE Harry. And it makes your day when they respond in kind.
... when you want to put a Crucio curse on Cho Chang for giving Harry grief.
... when you want to give Acceber a big hug and say "we are here for you Sweetie." Shame on your parents for not understanding. An Harry Potter fan is a very healthy and smart thing to be.
...when you are reading this thread and you yell THIS THREAD ROCKS!!!!!
septentrion - Feb 6, 2004 1:27 pm (#934 of 2936)
...when you've read around 5 to 10 % of the posts and you tell to yourself : great, still good time in sight
Acceber - Feb 6, 2004 1:34 pm (#935 of 2936)
Awww... thanks Flame. My mom read the first three books to me (I was in third grade) and then I wanted to read the next one to myself so she stopped reading them. She's too busy now to read them, and my dad won't, no matter how much I beg him. Any suggestions?
~when you dream about yourself reading the sixth book, and then realize that it can't possibly be the real sixth book because HRH are talking to Sirius in Hogsmede. You think it's a hoax and want to sue the publisher, but you don't get around to it because your alarm rings. Later that day you realize it was a dream and are really mad at yourself for not remembering any more of it. *hits self on head*
~when you pick up a normal ballpoint pen and mutter 'Lumos'.
~when you keep comparing yourself to Hermione and seeing how alike you are.
~when you wish Steve would organize a Forum people get-together and we could all meet each other.
~when the first thing you do when you get home is get a bag of cookies from the kitchen cabinet and go straight to the Forum.
~when you wish you could stay up all night reading as many treads as you can.
septentrion - Feb 6, 2004 2:33 pm (#936 of 2936)
...when you discover that a character in the movie "the name of the rose", which you've seen at least twice but a long time ago, is named "severinus" and you curse yourself because you didn't notice it at that time !
The Great Abbycadabra - Feb 6, 2004 2:51 pm (#937 of 2936)
Flame, it classicals.
. . .when you have the following dream: I was at the premiere of POA, and it was quite the oddly star-studded event. It was held at my brother's old school, strangely enough, and I was wandering around outside waiting for them to let us in to see the movie. While I was wandering, I saw Ann B. Davis (Alice from The Brady Bunch) and rush over and get her autograph. Then, the next thing I know, Albert Einstein (this was before I knew about your research on him, Hermionefan ) rushes over and gives me his autograph. But I take notice that he's using the wrong hand to sign it. Einnie was a lefty. Go figure. Anyway, while he was signing my notebook, I turn and see Mel Gibson (before I ever saw Blast's new avatar. Gee, this was something of a psychic dream .) I try to get the notebook from Einnie so I can get Mel's autograph, but I can't get it from him. Then one of my friend's comes up, snatches the notebook from Einnie and gives me her autograph. This made me really mad so I kept yelling "I have your autograph! Give my notebook back!" But she won't. Then Mel disapppears, so I get irritated, grab my notebook and go inside to see the movie. I sit down next to my mom and my friend's in the row behind mine. I sit there for a few minutes when the movie starts. Unfortunately, the picture is terrible! So they stop the film and try to fix it. I go up to the people trying to fix it, and ask to see it. They hand me a DVD and tell me to go for it. I ask if I can take it home, and I was brutally rebuffed. They didn't trust me. They thought I'd make copies of it and sell it on the interenet. Which I would never do because a) I don't know how, and b) I'm far too selfish . So, perturbed, I sit down at a computer to get onto the forum and discuss with all of you. But the computer is being stupid and it keeps crashing. Then I wake up. Gosh, that was complicated.
Liz Mann - Feb 6, 2004 2:55 pm (#938 of 2936)
I'm starting to get a bit worried about some of the people on here. Then again, I can talk! Because...
YKYAHPLF when you keep picking up your light up wand and waving it around in a swish and flick action.
...when your friend calls you up and makes you depressed because she is going through a really rough time and you can't think of any good advice to give her, but feel better when you come on here.
...when you seriously consider going to the chat room to ask anyone in there what you should do about your friend.
Blast - Feb 6, 2004 5:48 pm (#939 of 2936)
Liz by all means there is a lot of life experience on this forum and I am sure someone might be able to talk with you about it. YKYAHPLF when doing lots of laundry and finding lots of odd socks, you come up with this theory that house elves are taking some of them, they won't be freed since they were not given them, just to play with your head.
Hermionefan(#1) - Feb 6, 2004 7:47 pm (#940 of 2936)
... when you haven't been on the forum for ages and it feels extremely strange.
... when you draw pictures of the offsprings of who you think will marry in the books. (Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, Bill/Fluer).
... when your sketchbook is filled with HP-related drawings.
... when you have a dream in which Harry is your best friend and he gives you a very small Invisibility Cloak, and you take it to a party and nobody knows you are there, and all the while the claok gets smaller and smaller until it turns into an invisible hair scrinchie.
Mrs. Sirius - Feb 6, 2004 10:26 pm (#941 of 2936)
..when you spend hours trying to order copies of the Bloomsbury editions of COS, and POA because your 80+ years old mother-in-law asks to borrow your copies and you don't want to part copy with them. I can't bear being without my sources of reference that long. Of course, we were the ones to turn her on to the books in the first place.
Flame Alligator - Feb 7, 2004 3:02 am (#942 of 2936)
... when you are watching/listening to the DVD of SS while you are on this thread.
... when you think there should be a exclusive premiere for fans who have read the Harry Potter books. Perhaps a quiz to get advanced tickets. Then all of us "die hard" Potter fans could be in the theaters at the same time around the world. (Like The Matrix Reloaded premiere.)
... when you wont let anyone touch your HP hard backs.
... when you wonder why you have not had any Harry Potter dreams and hope that you will soon.
... when you keep pen and pad with you so you can jot down items for this thread.
... when you are disappointed when there are only a few new postings on this thread.
... when you feel protective of the youngest members on this thread because they are getting grief from muggle parents, friends etc for loving Harry Potter.
Acceber, I don't have any suggestions (on getting your parents to read Harry Potter) but I am going to contemplate it.
... when you have over 1000 photos in your computer picture file and you spend hours and hours agonizing over which images would go best on what tank top, T-shirt and cami.
... when you are an adult and you really want some Harry Potter pajamas.
... when you are glad you are studying herbology because it makes you feel closer to the Wizard World.
... when the thought occurs to you that Harry Potter characters are real. They are just in another dimension .... the Wizard World.
... when you are seriously considering collecting all the Harry Potter book covers.
... when you are upset that you missed this week's episode of Angel, which had some Harry Potter references in it.
... when you don't mind being called a Potterphile.
Liz, I am always available.
Liz Mann - Feb 7, 2004 9:40 am (#943 of 2936)
Thanks, Flame. And also, I do collect all the Harry Potter book covers!
Flame Alligator - Feb 7, 2004 2:09 pm (#944 of 2936)
... when you are so bored with LOTR fans telling you that LOTR is cooler that Harry. They just don't know. LOTR is a big collective story. Harry Potter is introspective, individual and personal. Plus, we get to witness Harry's coming of age.
... when you rush to the computer to jump on the forum because you know your husband is going to be away from the computer for more than 10 minutes.
... when you wish the entire HP Lexicon was in book form so you could take it with you as a reference.
Acceber, Tell your parents that reading Harry Potter relieves stress. It so relaxing reading Harry Potter. There is only one other equivalent ... Yoga.
Liz, My pleasure.
Liz Mann - Feb 7, 2004 2:28 pm (#945 of 2936)
And they're a good way to cheer yourself up.
...when you know that when your dog dies (he's eleven years old!), you're going to be on here a lot!
Julia. - Feb 7, 2004 5:14 pm (#946 of 2936)
...When you almost cry because your paperback coppies of PS and CoS got wet in yesterday's rain storm
...When a long bus ride home means plenty of time to listen to Jim Dale's version of OoP. I actually cried on the bus when Sirius died.
...When the doorbell just rang and instead of going downstairs to greet your company, you're on the forum posting this message.
tracie1976 - Feb 7, 2004 7:08 pm (#947 of 2936)
....When you want to slap your husband upside the head each time he says "Reading that again?" when you pick up one of the Harry Potter books.
....When you get upset that your 8 year old daughter rips the cover to one of the Harry Potter paperbacks and you now want to buy all the hardcovers but you gotta wait until after you see PoA in the theater.
....When you tell your kids that if they do well in school, you will take them to see PoA in the theater right after school lets out for the summer but it's really you that wants to see it the most out of the kids.
Acceber - Feb 7, 2004 9:02 pm (#948 of 2936)
OK Flame, thanks. I'll tell them and then post what they say here.
~when everything you do and say is posted here.
~when you're mad everyone else is able to work HP into school-related things and you can't find a way to.
~when you thought of something to post on this thread earlier today, now you can't remember it and you're really angry with yourself. *grits teeth together angrily*
~when you really should go to sleep if you want to be awake at 8:00 tomorrow, but you go to the chat room anyway.
Julia. - Feb 7, 2004 11:47 pm (#949 of 2936)
Don't worry Acceber, you'll find a way to work Harry into your school assignments. I've only managed to do it twice, and I'm a freshman in college. Ther's no realy trick, you just have to read something and think "Harry!" The more you read the books and this forum, the more chances you have to that happening. It'll happen for you eventually, and we'll all be really happy for you when it does.
Flame Alligator - Feb 8, 2004 7:52 am (#950 of 2936)
Aaaw Julia, My heart goes out to you over your paperbacks getting wet.
Acceber, Liz is so right. Reading Harry Potter does cheer you up. Tell your parents. They sound grumpy. They need a little Harry everyday to keep the blues away.
tracie1976, My husband shakes his head over my rereading Harry Potter and then he remembers how much we paid for hard backs and paper backs and he is glad that they are getting plenty of use.
I use to use my godson as an excuse to see Harry Potter movies but thanks to mollis and Madam Poppy's encouragement, I will see PoA with my godson and see it alone several times.
... when you have a daily ritual of: Watch the PoA trailer (which you recorded). Watch PoA cast on Real Access. (also recorded) Then you log on the forum and go to this thread first.
... when you figure out a way to put up a PoA poster in your yoga room, where you also give private lessons. I am going to put two posters in one frame. One side PoA poster (I like the one with Harry releasing Hedwig.) and the other side with my favorite yogini on it. This way when I practice I have Harry and when a student comes, *motions hand flipping over* I have an inspirational yoga poster up.
... when you want to put Harry Potter posters in your bathroom. (I have my own bathroom upstairs that only I use.)
... when you are standing at the sink washing dishes and you think, "I love you Harry. Hang in there Sweetie." (I had just finished rereading GoF.)
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Liz Mann - Feb 8, 2004 9:36 am (#951 of 2936)
...when you have a Harry Potter related dream and when you wake up one of thee first things that goes through your head is that you have to post it on the forum. Unfortunately, I can't remember all of it now. I just remember a Dementor was coming into the room and me (Harry), Ron, Hermione and everybody else had to hide. The place looked like my house. Me, Ron and Hermione hid in the spare room and everybody else went somewhere else. Then Dumbledore realised we weren't with them anymore, and came back for us. Then the next thing I remember, Voldemort (whom I was now) had to run for it (maybe because Dumbledore had found us, I'm not sure) and on his way out he grabbed a picture we had of him (can't remember why now) and went out the conservatory door, over the side garden wall into the driveway and ran up the drive. At the top, Dumbledore apparated and came after him. Then Voldemort was suddenly back at the wall again, (only it was a much bigger drop on the other side) and he jumped over it not realising how far it was, hit the ground and was killed. That's where I woke up.
septentrion - Feb 8, 2004 2:14 pm (#952 of 2936)
so I'm not tho only one whose husband says : Harry Potter again !
...when you seriously consider the idea of taking a day off on the 2nd of june to see PoA.
Liz Mann - Feb 8, 2004 3:03 pm (#953 of 2936)
The 2nd? Don't you mean the 4th?
Julia. - Feb 8, 2004 3:08 pm (#954 of 2936)
Perhaps Serpentrion is planning to take off the two days before hand so as to prepare...Something I would totally do, but, alas, I don't think my boss would be to happy, and I would need the two days to do some last minutte Harry promotion, but, hey, a girl can dream.
Jenny M. - Feb 8, 2004 5:13 pm (#955 of 2936)
You know you're obsessed with Harry Potter when...
you're delighted to find a family of online quizzes to discover which Harry Potter character you would marry. Here's the links:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] (for choosing among the boys in the series, but not Ron)
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] (for choosing among the Weasley boys)
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] (for choosing among the male adults in the series)
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] (for choosing among the girls in the series)
(I was Mrs. Cedric Diggory, Mrs. Ron Weasley, and Mrs. Remus Lupin.)
Julia. - Feb 8, 2004 7:37 pm (#956 of 2936)
Those are wonderful, Jenny. We'll have to fight over Cedric and Remus, but you can have Ron, I'll take Bill. It should be noted that I have a thing for older guys (Bill, Remus to name a few), My last boyfriend was 8 years older than me
Julia. - Feb 8, 2004 9:07 pm (#957 of 2936)
...When you see a sign for the "Christopher Columbus Highway" and think "the guy who directed the first 2 Harry Potter movies," rather than "the guy who discovered America."
...When the first thing you look for in a book store is the Harry Potter section, even though you know full well that there is nothing there that you don't already own, but have to look anyway, just in case.
...When you post the following...Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday dear John Williams, Happy birthday to you
Caput Draconis - Feb 8, 2004 10:34 pm (#958 of 2936)
LOL on Columbus highway, Julia, that cracked me up. And I can sympathise with the trauma of a wet paperback. I went camping once, someone else had a copy of Azkaban in the tent. Of course it poured rain, and in the morning the owner of the book and I were not so much concerned about our wet stuff, the fact someone had left the car window down or that the people in the tent next to us had stolen our drinks, but whether or not Cat, Rat and Dog would ever be readable again. Needless to say our other two tentmates were not impressed.
...when you arrange your uni timetable around what's easiest to skip on the day PoA comes out.
...when you read 'Date Mark Exempt' on a box of Chocolate Frogs as 'Dark Mark Exempt' and are thrilled at your brain.
...when you see Sir Ian McKellen in a play (woot) and spend three quarters of the time casting him in HP instead of paying attention to what's going on. I settled on Crouch Sr, but I'm still not sure...
...when you finally get to see the Azkaban trailer (woot again) playing on a big screen in the foyer of a cinema, and nearly knock down several non-believers as you bolt to that wonderful theme music.
Dragonesss - Feb 8, 2004 11:10 pm (#959 of 2936)
Edited by Feb 8, 2004 10:11 pm
I knew it, I knew it!!!
The HP Male Marriage Quiz made by Sapphire.
Caput Draconis - Feb 8, 2004 11:18 pm (#960 of 2936)
Edited by Feb 8, 2004 10:18 pm
The HP Male Marriage Quiz made by Sapphire.
*giggle* OK, I did rig it, but it was too good an opportunity. I was going to go for Lucius, but I was worried he might turn out to be Voldemort. Those were really good questions too - Love Potion #9? Hehehe.
Dragonesss - Feb 9, 2004 12:15 am (#961 of 2936)
Edited by Feb 8, 2004 11:16 pm
...when your obsession with Sirius makes you feel like you are cheating on your husband.
...when you decide that muggle husbands don't count.
boop - Feb 9, 2004 9:25 am (#962 of 2936)
...when you are excited about your order to Amazon UK and get the British version of the books on cd's
...when you order a wand
...when you talk to a sales clerk who loves HP and his friends tell him they are kids books. You tell him that is great and to be a Proud H.P Fan!
...when you want to skip March, April and May and go straight for June 4th.
Septentrion, I'm with you I already ask for June 4th, but they say its to early to say I can have it off yet
Flame Alligator - Feb 9, 2004 9:26 am (#963 of 2936)
Liz and Julia, Isn't Septentrion in France. I think PoA opens in France on June 2nd. Yeah, they get it 2 days before the rest of us.
Okay, I took the marriage quizzes. Here are my results *big drum roll*: Mrs. Harry Potter, Mrs. Ron Weasley and Mrs. Albus Dumbledore My favorites especially Harry. This makes sense as I seem to attract adolescent and teenage boys. (My godson and his friends) Boys come up to me on the street and in stores. My husband calls me a female Pied Piper. LOL I love Dumbledore for the down to earth wise old man that he is.
... when you are obsessed with Harry and people think you are too old for such an obsession and you just don't care.
... when you are going to take June 3rd and 4th off work. One day to get ready (lots of rest so I won't get tired waiting in line.) One day for the premiere. Plus, I'm going again on June 5th.
... when you are out in public and remember one of Harry's fits of temper in OotP and LOL with people staring because they think you might be laughing at them.
... when you always put you paperbacks in a zip lock bag when you take them with you. So they don't get wet no matter what. Because if they did, you would have a complete hysterical fit with lots of tears.
... when you screech "NO!", at a friend of your husband and you because the last time you let him borrow a book, he loaned it to someone else before he returned it. (He mentioned in passing that he had loaned my book out. *gasp*)
... when you slap the hand of the above mentioned friend when he tried to touch your hard backs to browse.
... when you are married and wished you had your own room. Then you could surround yourself with wallpaper, posters, figurines and all sorts of Harry Potter paraphernalia.
Fawkes Forever - Feb 9, 2004 9:45 am (#964 of 2936)
... When you fill in a quiz about which HP male you'll marry.... hee hee!
According to those quizzes I'm Mrs Harry Potter, Mrs Ronald Weasley & Mrs Remus Lupin.... hee hee!
Liz Mann - Feb 9, 2004 11:24 am (#965 of 2936)
France can't get it two days earlier than the country who made the flipping thing! That can't be right.
Julia. - Feb 9, 2004 12:49 pm (#966 of 2936)
I'm with Liz, can France get it 2 days before everyone else? Flame, I wasn't expecting to be out in the rain for very long, after all, I was just waiting for a bus home. Besides, I'm in college and unfortuinatly the little things like ziplocks don't get to live in my dorm. Dragoness, LOL to 'muggle husband's don't count.'
Joanna S Lupin - Feb 9, 2004 1:06 pm (#967 of 2936)
Edited by Feb 9, 2004 12:08 pm
The HP Male Marriage Quiz made by Sapphire.
Jump with happiness on getting such a marvelous husband
...when you are getting all histerical because you have lent your precious books a month ago and you have no hope of getting them back too soon
...when you are even more furious when eventually got above mentioned books back and you find out that people who borrowed them didn't even get started to read them
Liz Mann - Feb 9, 2004 1:12 pm (#968 of 2936)
If someone wanted to read the books but didn't want to buy them yet, I'd tell them to get it from the library! There was a time when I would have lent mine to that person, but not now that I've discovered the Lexicon and need to make references often.
Hey, I've just thought... all of those who got Mrs Sirius Black on the test are widows!
Flame Alligator - Feb 9, 2004 1:17 pm (#969 of 2936)
Liz, It was on mugglenet about France's PoA premiere on June 2nd. I found it hard to believe that France would open PoA before Britain. The person from France insisted. I am going to go check.
Liz, Mrs. Viktor Krum? Your emoticon made me LOL.
Julia Katz, I was not criticizing you. I'm just a zip lock kind of gal. When I was in college, ages ago, I always had baggies and plastic bags around things. My friends made fun of me all the time. But hey, nothing got wet.
... when you bring your husband an herbal tea, that is terribly bitter, and he calls you a witch (I think he said witch. ) and you like it.
... when you call up your friend, who's a tech geek, at four in the morning because you can't get on the net. You are so overwrought, that he comes over. You shed tears of gratitude.
Liz Mann - Feb 9, 2004 1:19 pm (#970 of 2936)
Wait, wait, wait, hang on a second... the premiere is on the 2nd? Or the release date? Because if it is the premiere then that's the special screening for the actors and stuff. That's always before the official release date.
Julia. - Feb 9, 2004 1:27 pm (#971 of 2936)
Don't worry Flame, it wasn't taken as cirticizism. Besides, I'm usually a zip lock girl as well, just ask my shampoo and conditioner when ever I travel. You're right though, I really should get some big zip locks for the dorm...hmmm, I have to go to the co-op later anyway, maybe I'll pick some up.
Flame Alligator - Feb 9, 2004 1:41 pm (#972 of 2936)
Whew! Julia... glad you understood me.
Liz, Duh! How could I be so stupid!... Library. From now on whenever anyone even glances at my Harry Potter books (hard or paper back), I shall say, "Library."
... when you wish you could send your favorite male character a Valentine.
... when your husband says that Harry takes up more time than a lover and you are flagrant with your infidelity. All you married forum members know what I mean?
Mare - Feb 9, 2004 3:55 pm (#973 of 2936)
Liz I'm with you:
Mrs. Viktor Krum (Now how did I do that?!!??)
Mrs. Charlie Weasley (Seem to be the only one so far, quit content with it too.)
Mrs Remus Lupin. (My, Remus is getting quit the harem isn't he?)
Acceber - Feb 9, 2004 5:13 pm (#974 of 2936)
Mrs. Harry Potter (No, we'd argue too much)
Mrs. Ron Weasley (I could live with that)
Mrs. Sirius Black (I'd be a widow!!!!)
My final answer is (this is kind of like Who Wants to be A Millionaire? ) Ron.
Blast - Feb 9, 2004 5:41 pm (#975 of 2936)
Isn't anyone Mrs. Severus Snape, besides Gina of course, I'm a bit disappointed there seems to be quite a few slytherins out there. YKYAHPLF when you look at a map and see a lake named Moody and think that it would make a good backdrop for the lake at Hogwarts.
The Great Abbycadabra - Feb 9, 2004 9:50 pm (#976 of 2936)
. . .when you're terrified that you got:
The HP Male Marriage Quiz made by Sapphire.
I can't help it, I'd love to read Magical Me.
The Weasley Boy Marriage Quiz made by Sapphire.
Wait, I get to go to Egypt?
The HP Boy Marriage Quiz made by Sapphire.
Heehee, works for me.
The Great Abbycadabra - Feb 9, 2004 9:59 pm (#977 of 2936)
. . .when you were rather disturbed that you got Lockhart so you took the test again and changed your favourite book and got:
The HP Male Marriage Quiz made by Sapphire.
which works much better for you.
boop - Feb 10, 2004 7:10 am (#978 of 2936)
Mrs. Harry Potter
Mrs. Fred Weasley
Flame Alligator - Feb 10, 2004 10:46 am (#979 of 2936)
Acceber, What would you and Harry be arguing about? Just curious. Have you told your parents that HP books 3, 4, and 5 are more complex and therefore more appealing to adults. Reading Harry would be good for their relationship with you.
... when you are doing a yoga balancing pose and your anticipation of PoA creeps into your thoughts and almost makes you fall on your butt.
... when you wake up in the morning and are disappointed that you have not had a Harry Potter dream.
Note: Please excuse any overlooked mistakes. My husband is about to boot me off the computer so he can work.
Julia. - Feb 10, 2004 11:10 am (#980 of 2936)
Flame, when are you going to get your own computer?
...When, per the suggestion of seveal people on this forum you now mis-match all your socks, like Dobby!
Liz Mann - Feb 10, 2004 1:13 pm (#981 of 2936)
...when you read Julia's post and immediately change your socks so that you're wearing two different ones.
Abby, you'd rather be a widow than Lockhart's wife? Me too, actually.
I Am Used Vlad - Feb 10, 2004 1:25 pm (#982 of 2936)
Since no guy has posted yet...
The HP Female Marriage Quiz made by Sapphire.
This makes no sense, since I said that I would take her to a ski resort. Also, the second question asked about my "dream guy". That's a strange question for someone trying to find a wife.
Liz Mann - Feb 10, 2004 1:41 pm (#983 of 2936)
Hermione went skiing during the Christmas holidays in OotP.
septentrion - Feb 10, 2004 2:17 pm (#984 of 2936)
Mrs Remus Lupin (I didn't try the others, I prefer older men for wedding ! ).
As for PoA releasing, we really gets it on the 2nd of june in France, as well as in Belgium and Switzerland because the releasing day for movies is wednesday and not friday in these countries. Well, English people can cross the Channel
I Am Used Vlad - Feb 10, 2004 2:18 pm (#985 of 2936)
But doesn't she say she doesn't really like it that much? I'll have to look up the quote.
septentrion - Feb 10, 2004 2:23 pm (#986 of 2936)
you're right Nimrod but she asked Harry not to tell Ron because she tried to convince Ron skiing is funny : it's just after the snake attack, when she arrives in GP
Liz Mann - Feb 10, 2004 2:38 pm (#987 of 2936)
That is so not fair! Septentrion will be seeing it before me? *sulk*
septentrion - Feb 10, 2004 3:06 pm (#988 of 2936)
don't sulk Liz ! Just think that I'll have to see it in french and won't hear Alan Rickman's so wonderful voice
Liz Mann - Feb 10, 2004 4:01 pm (#989 of 2936)
Dr Filibuster - Feb 10, 2004 4:37 pm (#990 of 2936)
Don't wory Liz...don't you remember the last 2 films? Us Brits got to see them a couple of days before most countries.
There was the official release date and the special preview dates when me, you(?) and most fans went to see them.
Perhaps you can still view the 2nd movie thread around November 2002 to jog our memory.
Oh, just remember that it was a secret so no foreigners would get upset.
Liz Mann - Feb 10, 2004 4:46 pm (#991 of 2936)
Yeah, I know. But I want to see it for the first time at the IMAX. I'm hoping it comes out there on June 4th as well. But the IMAX won't have previews.
I can't believe I'm postponing seeing the movie! I'll probably change my mind, though.
wormsé - Feb 10, 2004 7:35 pm (#992 of 2936)
... when you're sitting in homeroom with your friend Sloane watching some short TV show on anger management (the school's attempts to teach us things...) and a lady comes on and starts talking. You're paying no mind, but then Sloane smacks your arm saying "LOOK IT'S HEDWIG!!!" You look up, and the lady speaking is named Hedwig... and you both begin to laugh insanely and yell out "Harry Potter!!!"
Flame Alligator - Feb 11, 2004 2:33 am (#993 of 2936)
Julia Katz, I just found out today that I have to wait until we do our taxes. Plus, my husband says we have to pay property taxes first before I get my lap top. This means I will have to wait a 3 months. Sometimes he likes to surprise me. So maybe *crosses fingers* I will get my computer on May 2nd (my birthday).
... when you are glad that Septentrion is seeing PoA 2 days early. I, for one, want to read all about it. Getting a few details and overall impression won't spoil it for me.
... when you are having a bad day and saying spells silently to yourself every time something goes wrong. Accio!! every time I drop something.
... when you are envious that Liz will see PoA on IMAX. The bigger the screen, the better I always say. There are no IMAX theaters any where near where I live. I don't think there is even one in the entire state. tsk! tsk! This place is hicksville.
... when you miss certain Forum members (Hermione fan #1 and Acceber) when there are no posts from them.
... when a friend of yours says, "Aren't you a little old for Harry Potter?" and you reply, "No, I think you are too old for Harry Potter."
Flame Alligator - Feb 11, 2004 3:49 am (#994 of 2936)
... when you realize that in one of your posts you spelled Gryffindor with one F instead of two and it bothers you all day. Duh! I felt so stupid.
... when you are watching your SS and CoS DVD's to placate yourself until PoA premieres.
boop - Feb 11, 2004 4:23 am (#995 of 2936)
....when you agree with Flame about the IMAX cause you have the same problem none near you..
...when you go to Traget just to get HP Valentines, and leave with three different kinds, because that is what they had!
...when you see a man wearing a cloak going down through the parking lot
...when you see how different this guy is dressed and you think maybe he is a wizard.
...when you hope to see this man again so you can ask him all these question!
....when you think after he's gone that you should have asked if he was a HP fan.
tracie1976 - Feb 11, 2004 6:36 am (#996 of 2936)
...when you are wishing for some pepperup potion for your sick husband so he can go back to work and stop acting like a baby. My husband has the flu and you would think he was dieing.
....when you are playing a game on another site and they use the word " Obliterate " but you automatically read it as "Obliviate"
....when the the same game site has a little character called " a dark overlord" and you just read it as "dark lord"
Flame Alligator - Feb 11, 2004 6:56 am (#997 of 2936)
... when you are giggling and laughing so loudly from reading the Forum that you wake your husband, who is upstairs.
Hey tracie1976, Give your husband a cup of Ginseng NRG tea. It will pep him up and get him back to work.
tracie1976 - Feb 11, 2004 7:00 am (#998 of 2936)
He does not like tea Flame Alligator or I would have shoved it done his throat already lol.
....when you start playing CoS on dvd because your 10 month old daughter is crabby and that is the only way you can calm her down.
septentrion - Feb 11, 2004 1:36 pm (#999 of 2936)
I don't know a man who is not dieing when ill !
...when you realize that you begin to think in English because you spent so much time on the forum or thinking of what you've read there
Liz Mann - Feb 11, 2004 1:48 pm (#1000 of 2936)
..when, when your dog is misbevaving, you point your light-up wand at him and say "Stupefy!"
...when you think it is hilarious that at almost the exact same moment he freezes.
...when you rush on here to post it on this thread.
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Hermionefan(#1) - Feb 11, 2004 2:26 pm (#1001 of 2936)
Aw, I'm back Flame. I was grounded from the computer for 3 days and I totally missed this place.
... when you are pleased that there were 58 messages for you to read when you got back on the forum.
... when you wish you could travel to France to see POA early (even though I don't speak French) and then come back and watch it again in English.
BTW, I took those marriage test thingermajiggies. The males test didn't work for me, but I was Mrs. Fred Weasly and Mrs. Viktor Krum (?!?). Well, I guess it's good I got Krum... must mean I'm a true Hermione...
Liz Mann - Feb 11, 2004 2:26 pm (#1002 of 2936)
Hey! I just noticed! I got post number 1000! Wahoo!
Hermionefan(#1) - Feb 11, 2004 2:29 pm (#1003 of 2936)
If I had posted 3 hours earlier... I was so close to 1000th post... Why do we all want to post on these exact numbers anyways?
Flame Alligator - Feb 11, 2004 2:51 pm (#1004 of 2936)
Welcome back Hermionefan(#1), I am so sorry you were grounded. The exact numbers are like milestones. It is considered good luck. Mrs. Viktor Krum eh? Yes, you are a true Hermione.
... when you are glad you are not a kid because it would be terrible to be grounded and kept away from the Forum.
... when you are busy "playing on the computer" as my husband calls my posting on the Forum, and you forget to wake your husband. Consequently, he was late to pick up his rental car and failed to get the vehicle he wanted. The rental place rented him a vehicle he hates and he has been cursing me all day.
... when you hope you get something related to Harry Potter for Valentine's Day as you do not eat chocolate anymore.
MoaningMyrtle101 - Feb 11, 2004 4:30 pm (#1005 of 2936)
The HP Male Marriage Quiz made by Sapphire.
The HP Boy Marriage Quiz made by Sapphire.
The Weasley Boy Marriage Quiz made by Sapphire.
Acceber - Feb 11, 2004 5:25 pm (#1006 of 2936)
...when you thank Flame for missing you on the Forum. Truth is, I was going to post a long, long message yesterday, and I was almost done. Then, I mistakenly clicked the back button and it all disappeared :goof:. I was so annoyed and I had forgotten all I had said so I didn't even bother trying to post again.
...when you finally work HP into something for school. We're doing different elements of literature (plot, characters, setting, antagonist, protagonist, etc.) in English. We had to show proof of how we studied for homework and I did it in relation to HP (Harry vs. Voldy, Hermione, Hogwarts, Harry, Voldy).
...when you see the name Phineas and the word pensive in two different places and you immediately think Harry!
...when you plan to spend all the gift certificates you got for your birthday on Harry stuff.
...when the Forum takes up most of your free time (but that's a good thing).
...when you realize you can get your braces red and gold for the PoA premiere, but then you remember you got them changed today and you should have gotten them red and gold today. *hits pillow*
Luanee - Feb 11, 2004 6:21 pm (#1007 of 2936)
... when the first thought that comes to your mind when you wake up in the morning is 'I wonder how many responses are there to the thread I started yesterday?'
... when you start thinking whether you should change your avatar in case your forum mates start getting sick of seeing your grinning daughter's face?
... when you keep switching your screen to the forum page even if you need to rush a report out by 1pm
tracie1976 - Feb 11, 2004 7:06 pm (#1008 of 2936)
....when your husband sighs and says "you and your harry potter stuff i swear" and you just want to slap him.....if he's sick or not.
Flame Alligator - Feb 11, 2004 7:29 pm (#1009 of 2936)
Acceber, I can't count the number of times I have hit the back button to check someone's post and lost my post. *slaps forehead* Duh! I feel so stupid! Yay! Rah! You get to work some Harry Potter in your school work. Plus, it is not just a little tid bit. That is a Harry Potter assignment supreme. BTW, glad to see you back. I missed you.
... when you should be putting your produce away and you are trying to get in a few posts before your husband returns and it is time to prepare the evening meal.
tracie1976, Tell your husband it is better than cheating.
... when you are torn between getting Harry Potter Gryffindor scarf, Hogwart's Hat, several different wands (Hermione"s, Ron's, Harry's) and *gasp* a Hogwart's broom because you don't want extra purchases made on you. I am holding off until after I get my Lap Top. Then I can be on the Forum whenever I like.
Ladybug220 - Feb 11, 2004 8:59 pm (#1010 of 2936)
When you are jealous of those who are going to see POA on the big screen in IMAX and are mad because your IMAX only shows educational movies - they wouldn't even show the "Lion King"!
Hermionefan(#1) - Feb 12, 2004 1:24 pm (#1011 of 2936)
They won't even show "The Lion King"? How weird is that? I wonder if they do that at my IMAX... we went there on a field trip once, last year when I was in 4th grade... we watched Lewis and Clark, but it was school so maybe they do show other types of movies.
... when you are going to see the movie "Miracle" tonight and you are excited because you think they might show the POA trailer.
Julia. - Feb 12, 2004 1:42 pm (#1012 of 2936)
OOHHHHHH. You'll have to tell uo how that movie is Hermionefan. I really want to see it, so please report back. I hope they show the PoA trailor. I have yet to see it on the big screne, but then again, I haven't been to see a movie since LOTR... hmmmm. We need to get a movie theatre up here. We need something better to do than watch the snow melt and tip cows...
Hermionefan(#1) - Feb 12, 2004 2:35 pm (#1013 of 2936)
I'll tell you how it is, Julia. Let's see, I'll post on the "Recommended Viewing" post so we don't get off topic. And of course I'll report here if I see the POA trailer.
Liz Mann - Feb 12, 2004 3:36 pm (#1014 of 2936)
...when you are really worried because you are going on holiday the weekend before PoA is due for release and your mum asked you today when the premiere is. It could be the weekend I'm away! But then, they wouldn't do the premiere on a bank holiday weekend... would they?
...when if you had to choose between the premiere and the holiday, you'd probably go to the premiere. (Except your mum's already paid for the holiday. )
...when you see the word 'victimisation' and you read it as 'veritaserum'.
Marie E. - Feb 12, 2004 5:15 pm (#1015 of 2936)
...when your friend has personalized the ringer on her cell phone to play "Hedwig's Theme" whenever you call.
MoaningMyrtle101 - Feb 12, 2004 8:49 pm (#1016 of 2936)
Our IMAX never shows anything good either. I doubt if it'll show PoA.
Liz Mann - Feb 13, 2004 11:38 am (#1017 of 2936)
The one in London should show it. I hope!
The Great Abbycadabra - Feb 13, 2004 11:56 am (#1018 of 2936)
. . .when you would much rather be a widow than be married to Lockhart. The horror, the horror!!
. . .when you only agreed to get a cell phone (I hate those things) if it could play "Hedwig's Theme".
. . .when it didn't and you were insanely angry. (It currently plays "The Raiders March" from Indy, so it's not an entire loss, but I'm still trying to get Harry music.)
Julia. - Feb 13, 2004 12:32 pm (#1019 of 2936)
...When you tell Abby that your phone doesn't play Hedwig's Theme either, but you did program it to say 'Draco Dormiens Numquam Titallandus' when you turn it on, and ask Abby if she can program hers to do the same.
I just posted this on the chat thread, but I'll post it here as well, just in case you missed it there.
I'm not going to be on the computer until Sunday, so, one day early, Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Hugs for everyone!
Acceber - Feb 13, 2004 1:05 pm (#1020 of 2936)
...when you realize you should tell Flame and all other YKYAHPLFW posters that you're going to California for a week and not to miss you. I'm planning on getting all those Unofficial Guide books, as well as some clothing and maybe a DVD.
...when you saw the word "Imperio" in a dictionary definition and wondered if some Muggles have discovered the WW and are keeping it a secret from the rest of us.
...when someone says a lightning bolt on a computer screen looks like Harry's scar and you're mad you didn't say it before her. *pouts*
...when you wish you could bring all your HP books to CA, then realize there's no room in your carry-on.
Happy Valentine's Day!!!!
Joanna S Lupin - Feb 13, 2004 3:02 pm (#1021 of 2936)
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YKYAHPLFW you are all excited that your MoM started to read Harry Potter inspired by your mad obssesion, and you keep asking her if she like it
YKYAHPLFW you are going to wear Hogwarts robes and wizards hat on PoA premiere (does anyone know where I could find a decent picture or project of Hogwards robe?)
Happy Walentine's Day to all!!!
septentrion - Feb 13, 2004 3:12 pm (#1022 of 2936)
..when you know a man named Fred Wesley will give a concert this week-end in your area and you first think there's a spelling mistake in the name !
Hermionefan(#1) - Feb 13, 2004 3:56 pm (#1023 of 2936)
... when you mistakenly read septentrion's Fred Wesley as Fred Weasly.
... when you are really, really, upset because Miracle didn't have the POA trailer.
boop - Feb 13, 2004 5:18 pm (#1024 of 2936)
...when you take your wand to work and show it the all your co-workers.
...when your boss asks if you got the wand to work!
...when your co-workers say if you get it to work they want to borrow it!
...when you give your co-workers,bosses and the students all Harry Potter Valentine cards!
tracie1976 - Feb 13, 2004 5:21 pm (#1025 of 2936)
....when you look all over the internet for Ron saying "Ahhh, mail's here" so that can be your sound when you get email through Outlook Express.
....when you get really upset because you can't find anything remotely close to the saying you want.
....when you keep teasing your red-headed sister and telling her she is the long lost Weasley child. My sister's color of hair is just like Ron's.
Brandon Christopher - Feb 13, 2004 9:31 pm (#1026 of 2936)
... when you wonder where Acceber is going in Cali. and if you can have a mini Lexicon party.
So where exactly are you going in Cali. Acceber?
...when you feel guilty because you haven't posted here in awhile.
The Great Abbycadabra - Feb 13, 2004 10:56 pm (#1027 of 2936)
. . .when the next chance you have, you're going to see if you can make your cell phone say "Draco Dormiens Numquam Titallandus". I'll let you know how it turns out.
Flame Alligator - Feb 14, 2004 7:17 am (#1028 of 2936)
Acceber, Enjoy Cali. Thanks for telling. I am still going to miss you. Tell me how the "HP assignment" turned out.
Hermionefan#1, So sorry there was no PoA trailer at the showing of Miracle.
... when you are still in shock from declining Harry gifts. Hope upon hope they will still be available later this year.
Denise P. - Feb 14, 2004 7:49 am (#1029 of 2936)
My cell phone says that, I want to download a Hogwarts crest as my desktop on it and make it play "Hedwig's there"
tracie1976 - Feb 14, 2004 8:42 am (#1030 of 2936)
....when you've printed out a bookmark with Fawkes on it to use while reading OotP.
Hermionefan(#1) - Feb 14, 2004 2:30 pm (#1031 of 2936)
... when you are dissapointed because in your class of course everyone had to hand out Valentines, and only 1 person--1 person out of 25 plus a teacher, only 1 person sent out HP Valentines!
... when you wish you could of handed out HP Valentines, but your mom didn't buy that kind.
Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!!!
magepeachtree - Feb 14, 2004 11:24 pm (#1032 of 2936)
... when your store gets in PoA T-shirts, and you yell at all of your co-workers for not telling you it was there, THE SECOND you walked in the door.
... when you spend the rest of the day showing it to every customer who comes in, whether they want to see it or not.
Flame Alligator - Feb 16, 2004 12:00 pm (#1033 of 2936)
... when you are watching Masterpiece Theatre, The Forsyte Saga II and a character dies. During his funeral they mention that he liked to bet on horse races and had his favorite racing colors. They then show the casket in the hearse with a red and gold banner across it and a jockey in red and gold riding along side the hearse. You say, "Gryffindor". Your husband says, "What?". You repeat, "Gryffindor! Harry Potter." Instead of shaking his head per usual, he smiled. I think he is getting use to this Harry Potter thing of mine.
septentrion - Feb 16, 2004 1:15 pm (#1034 of 2936)
Oh flame, you make me think that the racing club de Lens (a soccer team in France) has yellow and red as colors. In fact, we don't say yellow and red when speaking of this team but blood and gold. Maybe it's in fact a gryffindor team...
Julia. - Feb 16, 2004 3:25 pm (#1035 of 2936)
WOO-HOO! Another convert! Good job Flame. 25 points to Gryffindor.
...When you ruffle your hair when you get out of the shower, and this makes you fell like James Potter
...When you can't remember if you posted that already, but you post it anyway, just in case you didn't.
Hermionefan(#1) - Feb 16, 2004 6:06 pm (#1036 of 2936)
... when you are getting your pictures developed at Costco and you grab a pen and start spells at your brother.
boop - Feb 17, 2004 7:34 am (#1037 of 2936)
...when you want a POA tee-shirt from the store that Magepeachtree is working at.
...when your computer is acting out and your afraid it's not going to let you on the forum...so the people with the white jacket are waiting to take you away...
Way to go Flame keep up the good work have another 25 points!
wormsé - Feb 17, 2004 3:09 pm (#1038 of 2936)
When in Oral Communications (again) you have to grab a partner. You get two minutes to prepare an Impromptu speech about a newly invented cereal, so "Harry Potter Lightning Bolts" pops into your head. (It was an oat cereal, shaped like snitches with marshmellows floating in it. The marshmellows were wands, wizards hats, quaffles, broomsticks, lightning bolts etc... and when you first poured milk onto it, the milk would turn red... and when you swirled it around it would turn gold!!) It wasn't a great speech, but it didn't suck entirely...
Dr Filibuster - Feb 17, 2004 5:36 pm (#1039 of 2936)
...when you've been watching the news item about a proposed tunnel at Stonehenge, and take extra special notice incase Malfoy's mansion is discovered by muggles.
When you carry on watching the news and think, "ooh, wonder if they'll change NEWTs as well as A levels?"
timrew - Feb 17, 2004 6:22 pm (#1040 of 2936)
You know, various governments have been making a pig's ear of roads around Stonehenge since the place was built! Why don't they bloody well leave it alone!
Sorry about the rant, but I find politicians about as useless as a chocolate poker!
Jenny M. - Feb 17, 2004 7:34 pm (#1041 of 2936)
I'm sorry, timrew, but I must disagree with you on the usefulness of politicians. A chocolate poker would be tasty and delicious, which cannot be said of any politician. ;-)
The Great Abbycadabra - Feb 17, 2004 11:23 pm (#1042 of 2936)
Flame! I did the same thing during The Forsyte Saga (which I adore)!! I was coming here to post it, but you beat me. Oh, well, snooze you loose.
timrew - Feb 18, 2004 12:51 am (#1043 of 2936)
Quite right, Jenny M. A chocolate poker has one more use than a politician!
Hermionefan(#1) - Feb 18, 2004 3:12 pm (#1044 of 2936)
... when you get excited whenever you get online because there might be new posts.
The Great Abbycadabra - Feb 18, 2004 11:11 pm (#1045 of 2936)
. . .when you didn't recognize Hermionefan because of her spiffy new squid-tar.
Hermionefan(#1) - Feb 19, 2004 3:31 pm (#1046 of 2936)
Thank you, Abby. I'd used up all my Hermione pics, so I decided to turn into the Giant Squid and get stuck in a ward at St Mungo's.
Blast - Feb 19, 2004 9:14 pm (#1047 of 2936)
When you find out that the young man who is dating your daughter has a mother that is a potterholic. I'm going to like this boy. When your wife is having health problems and after she get's better, to take Flame's advice and get started on yoga
Liz Mann - Feb 21, 2004 6:22 am (#1048 of 2936)
...when your computer isn't working for NINE WHOLE DAYS and you really start to miss the forum!
...when the first thing you do after getting your computer back and running again is come on the forum. It's so good to be back!
...when you are delighted when you see a place in your area called Kingsley Court.
...when you consider buying a T-Shirt because it has 'Fleur' on it.
freshwater - Feb 21, 2004 10:52 am (#1049 of 2936)
...when you get the audio CD's for Goble of Fire from amazon.uk, read by Stephen Fry, and can't belive how much better he is than Jim Dale (his whiny, breathless voices drove me batty!) and you can't wait to let the rest of the inmates....oops! I mean "potties"....know how great it is!!
tracie1976 - Feb 22, 2004 7:38 am (#1050 of 2936)
....when you put the forum as your homepage when you open up Internet Explorer.
....when you would be rather be chatting in the forum's chat room than cleaning or sleeping.
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Acceber - Feb 22, 2004 10:47 am (#1051 of 2936)
...when you get back from LA and Palm Springs and you have 30 posts to read. Thanks peoples!
...when you made a list of things that reminded you of Harry to post on this thread, but now you can't find it .
OK, I'll try and remember all the things on that list. Hmmmm...
...when you see a book called ACID TEST and you misread acid as accio.
...when you and your hostess have a conversation (or more like a disagreement) about the 5 books. She likes SS, CoS, and GoF and hated PoA and I'm exactly the opposite. We both like OoP, though. (Who couldn't?!?)
...when you see a list of good movies for kids and are really annoyed that SS was #42 out of 100 and CS wasn't even on there!!!! Then, later, your bad mood clears up when you see SS again.
...when you're playing a game where someone says two letters and you have to make the longest word you can with the first one at the beginning of the word and the last one at the end, someone says 'D' and 'M' and you burst out "Dissendium!"
...when someone is being really annoying, you pick up an invisible wand and mutter "Silencio".
...when your sister sees the words Harry Potter in a newspaper ad and she shows it to you immediately.
...when you have another dream about Harry. In this one, I was Harry when he was in his second year. My real family and I were in my mom's office and I was fighting Voldy. My Stupefy and Impedimenta weren't working and my Patronus was a skull. AAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!
...when you get the guide for book 5 and there is sooooo much in there and you are so excited. I don't plan on reading anything else for a couple weeks .
...when you stop in an airport gift shop where they have all the books on display EXCEPT PoA, your favorite. Grrr...
Liz Mann - Feb 22, 2004 12:17 pm (#1052 of 2936)
...when you see the words Acid Test in Acceber's post and immediately think of Acid Pop.
septentrion - Feb 22, 2004 1:37 pm (#1053 of 2936)
...when you help a friend to move into his new house and you find out he owns OoTP and then you think you're right to be his friend
Fawkes Forever - Feb 23, 2004 5:08 am (#1054 of 2936)
Hee hee Tim, chocolate poker... I say chocolate tea-pot
When you nip out to the shop for 2 minutes (on saturday morning) & when you arrive back your sis runs out to meet you all excited, because Jonathan Ross just showed the trailer for PoA on Film 2004 on BBC2 & you're so disapointed that you missed it.... & she is annoyed for you
septentrion - Feb 23, 2004 7:58 am (#1055 of 2936)
...when you discover they showed the last PoA trailer on TV while you were helping your friend to move into his new house and you feel sorry
tracie1976 - Feb 23, 2004 10:47 am (#1056 of 2936)
....when you wake up at 6:45 in the morning and find out that your furnace died during the night and you are going through your head as many spells as you can think of to get your furnace to work and for your house to warm up.
....when you smile really big because someone on the forum says that they like your avatar ( Thanks Fawkes)
....when you realize that in 2 more days we will be under 100 days for the PoA movie and you get really excited
Fawkes Forever - Feb 23, 2004 11:00 am (#1057 of 2936)
When you are delighted that you made Tracie smile... Hee hee
Julia. - Feb 23, 2004 1:35 pm (#1058 of 2936)
...When you learn from the back of a fortuine cookie that the Chinese word for 'mushroom' is 'mo-gu,' and your boyfriend responds 'That shounds like muggle.' You then realize he's right and kick yourself for not noticing in the first place.
...When you are excited to see OoP on display at your college bookstore just as you walk in.
virgoddess1313 - Feb 23, 2004 10:09 pm (#1059 of 2936)
... When you wrack your brain all weekend to come up with something to talk about in you next speech for your public speaking class (which is a speech in which you are supposed to present someone with an award of some sort) and then decide to use your speech to present JKR with the Nobel Prize for Literature.
septentrion - Feb 24, 2004 4:19 am (#1060 of 2936)
...when you're at the theater and you see the PoA teaser on a big screen, then you think : "whatever the film is good or not, i'll have a good night"
...when one of your colleague tells she needs a remembrall and you're pleased not to be the only one to have HP references...
Liz Mann - Feb 24, 2004 7:53 am (#1061 of 2936)
...when you do a double take at college when you hear someone make a high pitched noise that sounded incredibly like a mandrake.
...when you immediately start wording your post to this thread in your head.
...when you are now wondering if perhaps it didn't actually sound much like it, but your mind is so occupied by Harry Potter that that's how you heard it.
Acceber - Feb 24, 2004 2:01 pm (#1062 of 2936)
...when you were debating posting that you think about what you are going to say in your posts on this thread in your head, but now you see you can, because Liz does it too!
...when you're in Social Studies, reading an article on the Punic Wars, and the name Cornelius in a Roman leader's name strikes you. Our Fudgey is a leader of some kind, even if he's a bad one. Maybe that's where JKR got the name.
...when something else reminded you of Harry today, you can't remember it, but you decide to post that you can't remember it anyway.
...when you wish your cats are part-Kneazle.
Emily - Feb 24, 2004 4:10 pm (#1063 of 2936)
... when, while skimming a book with no real interest, you see the word 'potter' and immediately say, 'shouldn't that be capitalized?'.
... when, instead of dying with embaressment(sp?) when your 4-year-old brother picks up a broom at Target and starts 'flying' it, and later picks a stick up from the ground and yells 'repairo!' while pointing it at your sister's broken glasses, you beam with pride. Somebody's been watching the movies too much... I mean, he can't even read!
Flame Alligator - Feb 25, 2004 9:14 am (#1064 of 2936)
... when you wake up in morning and you are disappointed -- no Harry dream.
... when you suggest to another adult that they read Harry to relieve stress and they look at you like a dog with it's head cocked. They just don't get it.... so disappointing.
Karla Labanda - Feb 25, 2004 11:54 am (#1065 of 2936)
... when you, start to shout and cry in theater, because you watch the PoA trailer.
... when you do not found a red and yello scarf and order it, and pay double for it. =)
... when you instead of work are searching for news about movies and books
Acceber - Feb 25, 2004 3:35 pm (#1066 of 2936)
...when you're watching Super Millionaire (Who Wants to be a Millionaire? revived, it's a lot better than the old one) and your face lights up when one of the questions has to do with Harry!!!!! It was something like "What do they call a non-magical person in the Harry Potter series?" The choices were:
If you don't know the answer, what are you doing here?
...when you get a vocabulary list English for the book you're reading and to amuse yourself, you relate as many words as possible to Harry.
...when you're delighted that you can squeeze Harry references in your homework that no one will see any way.
...when you're annoyed not more things reminded you of Harry today, and you usually post more items.
Joanna S Lupin - Feb 25, 2004 4:05 pm (#1067 of 2936)
Edited by Feb 25, 2004 3:08 pm
...when you are watching the movie called 'The symphony of life' and one of the characters name is Rowena Morgan, and you immediately think Rovena Ravenclaw
Liz Mann - Feb 25, 2004 4:20 pm (#1068 of 2936)
...when you see a food packet at the supermarket that says 'cauldron' and point it out to your mum.
Marie E. - Feb 26, 2004 1:06 pm (#1069 of 2936)
...when you are watching an episode of Bewitched on TVLand and your daughter keeps calling Darin Stevens a Muggle.
Emily - Feb 26, 2004 1:33 pm (#1070 of 2936)
Good for your daughter!
Julia. - Feb 26, 2004 4:26 pm (#1071 of 2936)
Yes, good job to your daughter Marie. 10 points to her.
...When your Gryffindor scarf is so important that it get's its own hanger in your closet.
Blast - Feb 26, 2004 5:13 pm (#1072 of 2936)
When you try and place your family in the Hogwarts houses and come up withone Ravenclaw, two Hufflepuffs, two Gryffindors and one Slytherin, sigh there's always one in a family.
Liz Mann - Feb 26, 2004 5:34 pm (#1073 of 2936)
...when, as you're leaving college, you see one student who's quite short and another who's very tall standing next to each other and you think, "That must be what an average size man looks like next to Hagrid!" Honestly, one was almost twice as tall as the other! The shorter one was a girl and the taller was a boy.
Acceber - Feb 26, 2004 7:00 pm (#1074 of 2936)
...when you work Harry into half the sentences you're writing for English.
...when you're busy the whole afternoon and are annoyed you couldn't get on the Forum until now (9:00 EST).
...when your dad asked you what you want as 'big presents' for your bat-mitzvah and you said, "There's this Harry Potter site with a lot of cool stuff (Alivans)", he said incredulously "You want people to spend loads of money on Harry Potter?", and you say "Yeah." He walked away fuming .
The Great Abbycadabra - Feb 27, 2004 12:54 am (#1075 of 2936)
. . .when you get a book of literary names and are quite gratified that both Harry and Hermione are in there because of HP.
Heehee, you have a smart daughter, Marie!
tracie1976 - Feb 27, 2004 5:20 am (#1076 of 2936)
....when you crawl into bed next to your snoring husband, and you wave the romote at him and say "Silencio"
....when you are listening to your 3 year old son play, and you hear him say "Windardium Leviosa" and tells his older brother that he turned into a dog. I was laughing so hard that I couldn't tell my 3 year old that his brother is suppose to be floating instead of being turned into a dog.
Julia. - Feb 27, 2004 7:28 am (#1077 of 2936)
Wow. That's wonderful Tracie. I nearly fell off my chair laughing at that. Acceber, you are lucky. I was Bas-Mitzvah six years ago, and no Harry yet. But I did get lots of jewelery and money...
scully jones - Feb 27, 2004 5:18 pm (#1078 of 2936)
..... When you have a dream........
(I use Netflix, where you pay a monthly fee and get all the dvd's you want.... So I think this inspired this dream)
I got a Dvd in the mail... Very colorful envelope. "It says Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" on the outside. Made by JKR INC.
I show it to my boyfriend, and he says, "Didn't you hear? She was really angry at how the movie turned out that she had her own made. She's sending it to all of the people on Harry Potter-related websites."
I pop it in the DVD player and start watching.... The rest is blurry and fast... Just glimpses of the movie that are really tantalizing... but it's near the end of my dream so I can't see it all... Intense feeling of excitement... Then it slows down, to HRH walking past a group of girls on the ground... My mind wants to follow HRH but for some reason the camera stays on the girls and they just talk about crushes and stuff.... Extreme dissapointment..
It was almost like I missed the rest of the movie because it got stuck in that spot... The rest of it went on but I couldn't see it.
I woke up, so happy that I had seen the movie, but disappointed that they had gone "that route"...
It took me a few minutes to realize I hadn't seen it yet...
SHEla WOLFsbane - Feb 28, 2004 4:47 am (#1079 of 2936)
... When you figure you have spent almost, if not more time reading the Forum as the books.
... When (as stated on the Snape thread) you over come your almost phobic type fear of computers to join your first ever Forum type thing, because you agree, or disagree so strongly with what is being posted.
Liz Mann - Feb 28, 2004 7:40 am (#1080 of 2936)
...when you are really annoyed that you didn't have a Harry Potter dream last night.
Hermionefan(#1) - Feb 28, 2004 8:24 am (#1081 of 2936)
... when you haven't posted here for a while because you became obsessed with the FanFic Forum.
... when you are really, really annoyed because you've seen at least 4 recent movies, none of which had the POA trailer on it!
Acceber - Feb 28, 2004 11:18 am (#1082 of 2936)
...when you see the word Keeper on the back of someone's shirt and you think Ron Weasley.
...when the people you're babysitting for have a copy of OoP that's more battered than yours.
...when you work Harry into your speech for your bat-mitzvah.
...when you're annoyed for the same reason as Hermionefan (but only 3 recent movies). Luckily, the Warner Brothers Harry site has the trailer for Quick Time, but it's not the same...
Hermionefan(#1) - Feb 28, 2004 2:07 pm (#1083 of 2936)
Yeah, I know Acceber, I've seen the trailer just not on the big screen-- I've never seen it on the big screen, only on my computer... no fair...
I counted, I've seen 6 recent movies that were new enough to have the trailer.
Mare - Feb 28, 2004 2:30 pm (#1084 of 2936)
When you are very, very happy to come across some rowers you used to coach and they named themselves "Glamorgana" which is the translated word for Veela. (And I didn't even had anything to do with it. It was another Potterfan who made up their name )
Liz Mann - Feb 28, 2004 5:24 pm (#1085 of 2936)
I've seen it at the cinema ONCE! And I spent the time looking around the audience hoping someone was going to cheer or start talking excitedly or something.
The Great Abbycadabra - Feb 29, 2004 12:11 am (#1086 of 2936)
. . .when you would have cheered if you saw the trailer.
I really need to go to the movies again soon. I haven't since August. Ugh, I'm so deprived!
Liz Mann - Feb 29, 2004 9:29 am (#1087 of 2936)
I haven't in a while, either. Last thing I saw was Peter Pan for the third time.
...when you know that if you had twenty four hours to live, you'd spend it first on here, and then reading OotP.
Julia. - Feb 29, 2004 11:30 am (#1088 of 2936)
Ok guys, I now have to write a paper about two Bob Dylan songs, "The Times They are a-Changin'" and "With G-d on Our Side." Can I work Harry into it? Let's find out...I'll report when I'm done...
tracie1976 - Feb 29, 2004 11:35 am (#1089 of 2936)
...when your husband yells at you when he finds out that you know which days and times that CoS comes on cable.
Liz Mann - Feb 29, 2004 12:50 pm (#1090 of 2936)
Why's he yelling at you for that? That's nothing for a Pottie.
Hermionefan(#1) - Feb 29, 2004 2:28 pm (#1091 of 2936)
... when you get really really mad at [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] for insulting Harry Potter.
Liz Mann - Feb 29, 2004 3:18 pm (#1092 of 2936)
Well, I guess that's why they're called 'stupid.com'.
...when you are tempted to go there to see what they're saying but don't because you know it'll just make you angry.
virgoddess1313 - Feb 29, 2004 5:11 pm (#1093 of 2936)
... when you see a Harry question on Jeopardy while watching it with you boyfriend (a habit of ours) and trip over him trying to get off of his bed and to his computer while shreiking "I need to get to the forum!!" over and over. (This is quite painful! I fell in the floor! Not something I recommened!)
Julia. - Feb 29, 2004 6:00 pm (#1094 of 2936)
I couldn't work Harry into my paper about Bob Dylan protest songs Oh well, I guess some things just aren't ment to be...
Chris. - Feb 29, 2004 6:28 pm (#1095 of 2936)
When... you're actually looking for threads that would suit the smilies you've just found!
I think I need a good course of Shock Spells at St Mungos...
Liz Mann - Mar 1, 2004 1:40 pm (#1096 of 2936)
...when you're watching the Academy Awards and someone accepting an award starts talking about their wife or something and your Mum says that woman's probably wishing the ground would swallow her up, and you say, "Or that she could have a Disillusionment charm."
Dr Filibuster - Mar 1, 2004 2:13 pm (#1097 of 2936)
...when you glow with pride because two of your cashiers (at work in the Bank) squeal Dobby! Look he's called Dobby when they see a cheque drawn on a Mr Doby that arrived in the post today.
We also have an old lady with a name very similar to Hedwig. I'm afraid she's been called Mrs Hedwig a couple of times by mistake. Fortunately (for us) she hasn't noticed because she is a little hard of hearing.
Hermionefan(#1) - Mar 1, 2004 3:55 pm (#1098 of 2936)
Yes, Liz, the website is very stupid.
... when instead of doing social studies like you're supposed to during school, you educate your friends on the proof that Dumbledore is the Giant Squid.
Emily - Mar 1, 2004 5:19 pm (#1099 of 2936)
...when you post just to show off your new smilies:
And what are you people complaining about, only seeing the trailer on your computer? I've never seen it, because my computer is too slow!
OK, I'm done!
The Great Abbycadabra - Mar 1, 2004 11:40 pm (#1100 of 2936)
. . .when you can relate to Emily because your computer hates you, too. I feel for you!
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Devika - Mar 2, 2004 4:51 am (#1101 of 2936)
.... when you can relate to Emily and Abby!! I feel for all of us!
.... and you wish you had smilies like Emily to vent out your feelings!
tracie1976 - Mar 2, 2004 5:03 am (#1102 of 2936)
....when you wish you could help those that can't see the new trailer.
Liz Mann - Mar 2, 2004 9:41 am (#1103 of 2936)
...when you agree with Emily, Abby and Devika about computers. Mine dislikes me, too.
...when you are day dreaming in class and are not listening to everyone around you, so that their words are indistinguishable, but you are immediately alert when someone says "Prisoner of Azkaban" and your head snaps in that person's direction.
...when you are really annoyed that you didn't hear the beginning of the sentense because now you don't know what they were saying about it.
Acceber - Mar 2, 2004 3:27 pm (#1104 of 2936)
...when you see the letters OP in your math textbook and the letters PA on a license plate and your mind jumps to Harry.
...when you feel bad for Emily, Abby, Devika and Liz, because you're the one that mentioned seeing the PoA trailer on your computer in the first place. Sorry guys!
...when you try to find evidence that the smarter of your two cats is part-Kneazle.
...when you wish you could have been in Liz's class and heard the beginning of the sentence.
...when you learn HTML basics just to post here.
Liz Mann - Mar 2, 2004 3:46 pm (#1105 of 2936)
...when you learn HTML so you can create your own HP fansite!
Emily - Mar 2, 2004 4:45 pm (#1106 of 2936)
Thank you, Abby, Devika, and Liz! And it's OK, Accebar. I feel slightly better now.
Devika, if you want these smilies, just go here (It's smiley central.com)
Liz, you have to show us when you're done!
...when you, too, have learned HTML so your posts look nice. (sorta)
Denise P. - Mar 2, 2004 8:20 pm (#1107 of 2936)
I get a five for one out of a single trip to a bookstore!
you look over the clearance calender area with no real hope of finding a Harry Potter one
you find not one but two of them! A desk version and a wall version
you almost get both of them since they were only $2.70 each but go for the desk version since you get 365 pictures vs 12 on the wall version
you now need to clean off your desk to have a place to put said calender
your spouse asks why you feel the need to add a calender to your desk when you have 2 others in plain sight
Julia. - Mar 2, 2004 8:37 pm (#1108 of 2936)
...When you see something in the store and say "It's Harry Poter, I don't care what it is, I'm buying it!"
...When the thing you bought is a Invisibility Crystals Potion
Flame Alligator - Mar 3, 2004 2:42 am (#1109 of 2936)
...when Jay Leno of The Tonight Show mentions that HP books and you are delighted but are sad because there is no one to share it with. Hubby just doesn't understand.
boop - Mar 3, 2004 4:20 am (#1110 of 2936)
.....When your waiting for June 4th to come..
.....When your excited for the June 4th weekend, because you get to meet your fellow forum members...
.....when you dream of the weekend of June 4th...
....when you realize that you live in a town, with alot of Harry Potter street names, and other forum member point it out to you...
...when you feel the need to post the streets: Burrows, Potter, Myrtle, and Phoenix, so it makes it seem fitting to have a Pottie Party here!
tracie1976 - Mar 3, 2004 5:08 am (#1111 of 2936)
....when you walk around a store and only find one HP item in the toy department.
....when you get upset that you don't have enough money to buy the HP product.
....when you get upset seeing that its a Lego set and it says "Aragog in the Dark Forest." and you know Aragog is in the Forbidden Forest.
scully jones - Mar 3, 2004 7:00 am (#1112 of 2936)
When you use your Harry Potter desk calendar to keep track of expenses and income and apartments you clean.
Chris. - Mar 3, 2004 9:43 am (#1113 of 2936)
... when you're watching lunchtime television, and the British show, Through the Keyhole (http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0200385/) comes on and you're proud to say that you saw Harry Potter book lined up on the celebrity's bookshelf.
Liz Mann - Mar 3, 2004 1:03 pm (#1114 of 2936)
Which celebrity was it?
Liz Mann - Mar 3, 2004 2:17 pm (#1115 of 2936)
...when you get Microsoft Word and one of the first things you do is teach it Harry Potter related words.
...when you are delighted to find that it already knows Dumbledore, hippogriff and Pettigrew.
icthestrals - Mar 3, 2004 2:17 pm (#1116 of 2936)
...when you have read through all these posts!
...when you write on your shopping list to get SS in hardback and your roommate says to put the lightning bolt scar over Harry's name
...when you have a dream about having a data port in the back of your head so that books can be plugged into it and the book that you try first is, of course, OotP!
...when you probably had that dream because of reading about all the book-a-holics on the Chat thread!
septentrion - Mar 3, 2004 2:34 pm (#1117 of 2936)
...when you download a Harry Potter policy on your computer (a slow one too, I plainly sympathize with all the folks who have a such computer).
...when you take hours to personalize your new cell phone in a HP way (ringphone, wellcome note and every settings you can).
...when you're on holiday tomorrow but have so many things to do that you worry about being able to connect yourself for the JKR chat on "the world bookday".
...when you're more and more decided to have a day off on june 2nd for seeing PoA but you'll have to wait the 4th to talk about it on the forum because the rest of the world will have it two days later than you.
...when this thread has become one of your favorite ones (just after Snape's threads).
Emily - Mar 3, 2004 3:47 pm (#1118 of 2936)
Sorry this isn't on topic, but is tomorrow World Book Day?
timrew - Mar 3, 2004 3:53 pm (#1119 of 2936)
Is it really, Emily? Well, I think you should post that on the 'Recommended Reading' Thread.
Blast - Mar 3, 2004 3:56 pm (#1120 of 2936)
When you see a kid with a school hoodie with prefect written on the back and automatically identify him with Percy.When a little boy and his MoM come into the store where you work and he has a pair of Harry Potter glasses on . You ask where he got them and the mother replies that he went to a Harry Potter theme birthday party and you disappointed that you didn't attend it.
Emily - Mar 3, 2004 4:01 pm (#1121 of 2936)
I'm asking you, Tim! I thought I read it somewhere on here.
septentrion - Mar 3, 2004 4:08 pm (#1122 of 2936)
yes it is tomorrow the beginnig of the world book day and tomorrow there's the one hour chat with JKR at 10:00 am GMT (for further information, check [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Liz Mann - Mar 3, 2004 4:51 pm (#1123 of 2936)
...when you've changed your cursor from the normal boring arrow to a magic wand. (To do this go to [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and download smiliecentral. You'll get a toolbar that also says 'Cursor Mania'.)
septentrion - Mar 4, 2004 3:53 am (#1124 of 2936)
...when you consider it's more important to be on the chat with JKR than having your car repaired. The link to read it : chat with JKR
What I retain : Lupin is a half blood,the marauders were in Gryffindor, there'll be a new minister of magic, The form of Harry's scar isn't so significant but no comment about the colour of his eyes...
sigh : I posted six questions but she answered none of them
ps : it seems my link doesn't work but I let it in case it work in the future. Surely we'll have a transcript on quick quotes but I saved the chat on my computer, I'll try and check it to give you the most information possible but after I eat (it's midday) and after I have my car repaired. BTW I can send the chat by mail to anyone who wants it.
Fawkes Forever - Mar 4, 2004 4:42 am (#1125 of 2936)
When like Septentrion, you have been avoiding your boss for the last hour, so you could participate in the live web chat.... likewise I asked 4 questions... but none where answered...
Coolbeans got a question answered though...
When you're well pleased that a fellow forum member got to ask JK a question
I have the chat saved as a transcript as well!
tracie1976 - Mar 4, 2004 4:47 am (#1126 of 2936)
...when your 11 month old daughter wakes up at the time of the JKR chat you decide that after you get her back to sleep, you will go to the chat.
....when you get upset because you fell asleep while getting daughter back to sleep and you miss the JKR chat.
....when automatically start looking for a transcript on all the HP sites.
Fawkes Forever - Mar 4, 2004 5:26 am (#1127 of 2936)
Tracie, Mare has created a thread for the JKR Chat Transcript!
tracie1976 - Mar 4, 2004 5:41 am (#1128 of 2936)
Thanks Fawkes, I read it
....when you start ananlizing the questions JKR actually answered with a positive reply.
Mare - Mar 4, 2004 5:53 am (#1129 of 2936)
When you don't hesitate a moment to sign in with your forum name on the chatt, and during the entire chatt you are on the lookout for other members you know have to be there \
I would really like to know which questions everybody contributed.
Fawkes Forever - Mar 4, 2004 6:56 am (#1130 of 2936)
Hee hee, Mare I did the same, I grinned when I saw CoolBeans name. You wonder where there any forum members there in disguise?
icthestrals - Mar 4, 2004 7:33 am (#1131 of 2936)
...when you have a dream about infiltrating a cult compound that brainwashes its members for evil purposes and all of them are wearing pink hoodies. This forum is destroying my mind! LOL
scully jones - Mar 4, 2004 7:43 am (#1132 of 2936)
When, the first thing you do when you enter the theater is go to admire the display case with all of the Potter books and movies and toys, regardless of the insistence of your bladder that you go to the bathroom immediately.
When, in the bathroom of the theater, you realize there is no toilet paper in your stall; So you look into the stall next to you and try to "accio" the paper because it's too far away to reach.
When you walk around the theater trying to find other things to remind you of Potter just so you can post it in this thread.
Mare - Mar 4, 2004 8:01 am (#1133 of 2936)
In respons to Fawkes'post: There were a lot of "internet names" and I figured if you run around here with a made up name or your own, you would tae the same one if you signed in on this chatt thing.
YKYAHPLF when you wonder wether JKR would read all of the 16.000 questions...
Liz Mann - Mar 4, 2004 8:02 am (#1134 of 2936)
...when you skip your first lesson at college so you can participate in the chat. I asked two questions, neither of which were answered.
Fawkes Forever - Mar 4, 2004 8:44 am (#1135 of 2936)
When you are disapointed that Mare, Liz & a few others asked questions that didn't get answered.... (myself included)
When you haven't been able to concentrate at work all day since the web chat, 'cus your head is buzzing with new questions... I have a meeting with my boss in, oh... 10 minutes.... & haven't prepared for it at all.... hee hee! Oh well, 'tis a pity he's not a fan!
When you begin disecting the answers to find hidden meanings... & drive yourself barmy with new inconsistencies..... right Liz
Mare, I also wonder will she read the rest of the questions. There where 140 answered, out of 16,000, thats less than 1% (I think... maths was never my strong point)
Mare - Mar 4, 2004 8:52 am (#1136 of 2936)
When you haven't been able to concentrate at work all day since the web chat, 'cus your head is buzzing with new questions... I have a meeting with my boss in, oh... 10 minutes.... & haven't prepared for it at all.... hee hee! Oh well, 'tis a pity he's not a fan!
Well I meet my head of department tomorrow morning and I have to bring my results....
It is now 16:48 and thanks to the chatt I have to say: "what results?"
So I completely and 100% agree with Fawkes on this one. (And I have no clue if the man likes Harry Potter, maybe I should try to find out...)
septentrion - Mar 4, 2004 9:35 am (#1137 of 2936)
...when you're glad to have waited after the chat to have your car repaired : thinking of the chat consoles me for the bill !
...when you're glad to see the leaky cauldron already has a transcription of the chat and that your forum fellows are ready to discuss about all those revelations
Acceber - Mar 4, 2004 10:28 am (#1138 of 2936)
...when you work a disguised Harry reference into a mock MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System) paper, even though no one reading it will get it.
...when you plan to spend most of today (early release day) in the chat.
...when you wish you didn't have to go to school so you could have asked JKR your favorite question: Who will take over 12GP now that Sirius is dead? If she answered that, tell me please.
Jenny M. - Mar 4, 2004 10:12 pm (#1139 of 2936)
To get to the transcript, go here: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] then click on the picture of JKR, then answer the sign-in questions (you have to do them anyway, even though it's over, and that's why the other link didn't work). It starts at the bottom, so scroll all the way down and read up. I wish I could've been in on it!
Madam Poppy - Mar 5, 2004 1:13 am (#1140 of 2936)
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...when your local pet store has a sign out front that says "kittens, parrots, doxy's". And it takes several seconds for me to register the fact they are really selling dachshunds not Doxy's.
Hermionefan(#1) - Mar 6, 2004 3:37 pm (#1141 of 2936)
Oh, I wish I could have asked JKR some questions, like "is Dumbledore the Giant Squid?" and other stuff. *sighs*
freshwater - Mar 6, 2004 5:22 pm (#1142 of 2936)
....when you've read all the books twice, have listened to PoA on tape once, and GoF and OotP on tape 3 times, have spent hours and hours and hours reading theories, predictions and explanations on the HP Lexicon Forum...and can STILL come up with new questions and ideas about the books! But...that all may have more to do with the quality of the writing and the complexity of the plots, than my own level of obsession.
virgoddess1313 - Mar 6, 2004 5:33 pm (#1143 of 2936)
...When every time you see POA (which really mean 'power of attorney') on a document at work you immediately think Prisoner of Azkaban!!
Marie E. - Mar 6, 2004 6:23 pm (#1144 of 2936)
...when you go to pick up your daughter's HP birthday cake and get into a discussion on the books with the ladies working in the bakery department. And, believe it or not, I didn't start the conversation. For the record, neither of them liked OoP very much because Harry was so angry, but conceded that he was acting like a normal fifteen year old.
wormsé - Mar 7, 2004 12:15 am (#1145 of 2936)
.... when you have the bad habit of sneaking online in the middle of the night,(it's currently 2:14am) with out your parent's knowledge, in order to talk to forum members and check up on threads. (Even though you've sat in front of your computer doing this all day...)
Blast - Mar 7, 2004 6:56 am (#1146 of 2936)
You see a little red haired girl with her mom in a lineup, and say,'Another Weasley' Her mother looks at you very confused, she has not read the books. You have to give her a quick run through of the books and explain who the Weasleys are. Thinking about getting hold of a bunch of cheap copies of Book one to hand out to people who have not even heard of them.You also get mad at people who say the books are bad, they have not read them, you say they are not bad they are very well written, great plots, good Characters, so how can they be bad.
Liz Mann - Mar 7, 2004 9:05 am (#1147 of 2936)
...when you read Marie's post and get annoyed with the bakery women because for crying out loud, Harry had a darn good reason to be angry!
...when you're watching Beauty and the Beast and at one point Cogsworth's grin reminds you of this smilie:
Acceber - Mar 7, 2004 11:36 am (#1148 of 2936)
...when you're on a trivia site, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and you're looking for Harry stuff (duh!). You first look under Literature, Authors P-S or something, and JKR's name isn't there. You search the main category page, and Harry Potter is listed under Children. That really got to me. Almost everyone here is an adult (or legally an adult ) and we're all fans of Harry. Who wants to write to the site with me and complain?
...when you innocently ask your Mom to not sort your socks so you can match them Dobby-style. She didn't question me. Yes!
Liz Mann - Mar 7, 2004 2:16 pm (#1149 of 2936)
That site really annoys me! To create your own quiz you have to have completed 50 of the existing quizzes! And now they've put it up to 100 quizzes, plus you need to have had an account with them for a month!
freshwater - Mar 7, 2004 8:21 pm (#1150 of 2936)
....when you see a first grader with carrot red hair and can't help exclaiming, "You look just like Ron Weasley", ...and are thrilled when he knows what you're talking about!
....when you buy the Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Trivia Game ...on eBay...and have it shipped from England to the US....and love it!
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icthestrals - Mar 8, 2004 11:25 am (#1151 of 2936)
...when you are given SS and POA hardbacks for your birthday to complete your HP hardback collection!!!
...when your partner had to do some cloak-and-dagger work to surprise you with the two hardcover books because she is home-bound and couldn't get out to get them herself.
Liz Mann - Mar 8, 2004 12:45 pm (#1152 of 2936)
freshwater, I have the Trivia game too!
...when you are watching a woman on Crufts who is going a sort of dance routine with a couple of her dogs, and are thrilled when the routine is to Hedwig's Theme.
Madame Librarian - Mar 8, 2004 12:45 pm (#1153 of 2936)
...when you're driving down the street and spot a small Dementor. As you pass him/her/it (?) you see that it is wearing a dark blue backpack and pushing a baby buggy! You are shocked that a Dementor is allowed to just go on its merry with a captive child, no less. Then you realize, with a huge sigh of relief, that it is just a mom wearing a black raincoat with the hood up. Whew.
Then you realize that it isn't raining, and you are suspicious again.
icthestrals - Mar 8, 2004 1:15 pm (#1154 of 2936)
Barb, that's too funny! I hope "Mom" doesn't give the little one a kiss!
...when your co-workers give you a Harry Potter birthday card
Liz Mann - Mar 8, 2004 1:59 pm (#1155 of 2936)
It's your birthday? How old are you?
icthestrals - Mar 8, 2004 2:19 pm (#1156 of 2936)
Contrary to the avatar that I just recently had up, I am now 36 years young, but unashamed of my Harry Potter addiction. Obviously I speak of it so much at work, they had to give me a Harry card.
...when you have great co-workers who indulge your HP addiction so much so that one of them signs your card anyway even though she thinks the books promote witchcraft. I'll convert her yet! heh
Mare - Mar 8, 2004 3:16 pm (#1157 of 2936)
When you are sure you have a ghost in you room when three of your Harry Potter books fall off the shelf with no reason for it at all!!
Liz Mann - Mar 8, 2004 4:11 pm (#1158 of 2936)
Julia. - Mar 8, 2004 4:43 pm (#1159 of 2936)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ICT!
tracie1976 - Mar 8, 2004 6:41 pm (#1160 of 2936)
...when you are in a chat room and you try to type "serious" and you got to make yourself think to stop you from typing Sirius
The Great Abbycadabra - Mar 8, 2004 11:23 pm (#1161 of 2936)
. . .when you have to stop all that you're doing to give icthestrals the tradition birthday Abbyfetti! Here you go: ';';,',';',;.',.;,';.',.
septentrion - Mar 9, 2004 3:47 am (#1162 of 2936)
happy birthday Icthestrals !
...when you he hear somebody's cell phone rings next to you and immediately recognize the HP's theme.
...when you give the HP ringtone to your husband on your cell phone because he's the one who calls you 90 % of the time.
Flame Alligator - Mar 9, 2004 5:18 am (#1163 of 2936)
when you are delighted that Jay Leno, of the Tonight Show uses a HP reference in one of his jokes during opening monologue.
when you are looking forward to the British paperbacks with the new covers. I want to take a couple of those on the plane with me to The Gathering in June.
when you are frustrated because your new Picture It Program does not automatically size pictures to go on transfer sheets for T-shirts.
when you are delighted after reading JKR interview that all your theories are right on track with the mistress herself.
septentrion - Mar 9, 2004 5:49 am (#1164 of 2936)
Oh Flame, if you are right on track with the mistress, could you give us all your theories for book 6 ? I can't wait until it's released !
icthestrals - Mar 9, 2004 10:02 am (#1165 of 2936)
Thanks you guys!! Lex Forum Folk are the BEST!!!
...when you feel all special for receiving birthday greetings from Harry's closest friends (outside Hogwarts that is)
Liz Mann - Mar 9, 2004 2:22 pm (#1166 of 2936)
...when you're watching Attack of the Clones and it hits you how very much the soundtrack is like the Harry Potter one. (Not really surprising as they both have the same composer).
Acceber - Mar 9, 2004 3:01 pm (#1167 of 2936)
...when you feel ashamed you haven't wished icthestrals a Happy Birthday, because I haven't looked at this thread in a couple days and I missed your birthday. Please take this message as a virtual apology. *goes off sing Happy Belated Birthday*
Emily - Mar 9, 2004 5:08 pm (#1168 of 2936)
Happy Belated Birthday!
...when, in English class, your teacher writes OotP on the board. She turns around, and asks if anyone knows what it is. You immediately shoot your hand up in a Hermione-like way and shout out 'Order of the Phoenix, the fifth Harry Potter book'. She laughs and says 'Very good, does anyone know it's other, less important meaning?' (which you call out too).
Dragonesss - Mar 9, 2004 9:02 pm (#1169 of 2936)
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Obsession of the Potter-maniacs?
Obscurantism of the Potter-haters?
Observable books other than Potter series?
Julia. - Mar 9, 2004 9:51 pm (#1170 of 2936)
Emily, YAY for your teacher for realizing that whatever else OotP stands for, it's not as important as Order of the Phoneix
...When you see a magazine cover saying 'Secrets of the new Harry Potter movie' and are uber excited, and then disapointed when you realize that the magazine is 3 years old, and the movie in question is PS/SS, but read the article anyway.
Chris. - Mar 10, 2004 9:01 am (#1171 of 2936)
... when you see your neighbour outside with her pink umbrella and wonder if she borrowed it from Hagrid!
Liz Mann - Mar 10, 2004 9:21 am (#1172 of 2936)
...when you have written a two and a quarter side letter (A5 handwritten) to Warners about the length of GoF.
Julia. - Mar 10, 2004 12:31 pm (#1173 of 2936)
...When hearing about 'hart's' in English Class your first thought is of James Potter.
...When hearing about some noble quest performed by Sir Gawain in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight your first thought is 'how very Gryffindor of him.'
...When sitting a classroom and you see red, yellow, blue and black whiteboard markers, you draw Gryffindor, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw ties on the board.
Liz Mann - Mar 10, 2004 2:06 pm (#1174 of 2936)
...when you are REALLY upset because you've discovered that the PoA premiere is on the same day as your holiday, which means you won't get to go!!!!
Hermionefan(#1) - Mar 10, 2004 3:22 pm (#1175 of 2936)
Happy belated birthday, icthestrals! Mine was a few days ago, on the 4th. I got my Hogwarts letter (I turned 11)... and McGonnagal spelled her own name wrong (McGonagol).
Julia. - Mar 10, 2004 3:31 pm (#1176 of 2936)
Hermione Fan, I didn't know it was your birthday! You have the same birthday as my English teacher! Happy birthday a few days late.
...When you're looking over a term paper you wrote on Harry pre-OoP and decided to update it to include the newest book.
Flame Alligator - Mar 10, 2004 11:25 pm (#1177 of 2936)
Hermionefan(#1) and icthestrals, I know this isn't the thread but just had to say *singing* HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
when your husband refers to your visiting the forum as "dropping into a vortex" Who cares?
icthestrals - Mar 11, 2004 6:17 am (#1178 of 2936)
Happy Birthday Hermione Fan!!
...when you come to the forum to try to chase the blues away. I think a Dementor has be hanging around me lately. I wish I knew how to cast the Patronus charm.
scully jones - Mar 11, 2004 1:42 pm (#1179 of 2936)
When you're confused about the fact that it was your boyfriend convincing YOU to buy the box of Harry Potter-themed Valentine cards since they were on sale 90% off... Only 32 cents!
septentrion - Mar 11, 2004 2:39 pm (#1180 of 2936)
...when you see a young man with something looking like a turban on his head and you wonder what it reminds you, and 30 seconds later, you think"how fool I am ! Quirrel of course !"
..Icthestrals, I understand what you mean, I did it sometimes : sad ? let's see what the forumers have to say to change your mind.
Acceber - Mar 11, 2004 2:57 pm (#1181 of 2936)
...when someone is being particularly annoying in math class and someone else says Silencio! to them. You are first amazed that another person in my school likes Harry as much as you do, but then you realize they probably take Spanish since silencio is silence in Spanish. Or, maybe no one said Silencio in the first place and I'm just hearing things. Yes, that is the most likely.
...when your Dad is late to pick you up from school today and you sit in the library reading the British version of PoA. I didn't get very far, only until Harry's on the Knight Bus. Still, I noticed some differences Steve and Michelle have posted on the Lexicon. I feel so observant!
Liz Mann - Mar 11, 2004 3:46 pm (#1182 of 2936)
...when you see an article in the paper that says in the headline that Philip Pullman is Britain's most popular author and you tear that line out and rip it up. (I like Philip Pullman but... Britain's most popular author? Hello! There's a little person we like to call JK Rowling living in the UK! )
...when you're watching PS/SS and it makes you really, really, REALLY want to be an extra!
...when you are annoyed because you know you had something else to say in this post but can't remember what. Doh!
Edit: Oh yeah!
...when the first thing you do when you get on your computer is go to TLC to see if they've posted something saying that they got the London and New York premiere dates mixed up, and the London one is not the weekend you're going to be away. They haven't.
Edit 2: ...when on the PoA movie thread, Sherbie posts a link to a T-Shirt with S.P.E.W on it and you get there, find the T-Shirt and then get depressed because the description says "Are you ready for 4. June 2004? Be the envy of everyone in line at the theatre!" I CAN'T BE AT THE THEATRE!!!
Julia. - Mar 11, 2004 4:40 pm (#1183 of 2936)
...When someone says 'That's a phrase I've said once or twice" you can't help but finish 'a minutte---all summer.'
Liz Mann - Mar 12, 2004 5:42 pm (#1184 of 2936)
...when you're on here at 12.42am GMT.
The Great Abbycadabra - Mar 12, 2004 11:31 pm (#1185 of 2936)
. . .when you owe Hermionefan some birthday Abbyfetti ',;.,';.',.;',.;,'.; Happy birthday!
. . .when you're Hogwarts letter is a good eight years late. I think they sent Errol with the letter.
Blast - Mar 13, 2004 5:10 am (#1186 of 2936)
It's okay Abby there is a night school course starting for the summer term for all those people that Errol missed.
Acceber - Mar 13, 2004 7:00 am (#1187 of 2936)
Really Blast? Where? I need to go. I'd always dream about getting my Hogwarts letter before I turned 11, and I was so disappointed when it didn't come. But hey-3,000 miles is a long journey for any owl.
Romana - Mar 13, 2004 7:55 am (#1188 of 2936)
...when you spend far too much time on the lexicon forum...
Hermionefan(#1) - Mar 13, 2004 9:13 am (#1189 of 2936)
... when you get excited because you got your first Abbyfetti, and you want to tell everyone, but then you remember that everyone would have on idea what you're talking about.
Liz Mann - Mar 13, 2004 10:57 am (#1190 of 2936)
Aw, poor Hermionefan. Oh well, at least we all know, eh?
Chris. - Mar 13, 2004 2:42 pm (#1191 of 2936)
... when you look up the phone book in hope that someone has a HP related name, and you find that there's a man called Mr Tonks!
Liz Mann - Mar 13, 2004 4:15 pm (#1192 of 2936)
I had a Harry Potter dream last night!
I was in my living room looking through the paper and I found a couple of pages on the upcoming PoA movie (BIG pictures! ) and then went into the kitchen to find that they were showing a clip from it on TV. It had a commentary! There was a voiceover saying Harry's thoughts! They showed the teachers in the Great Hall, and Dumbledore was talking to the students (can't remember what he was saying now). Then someone else at the staff table interupted and stood up to talk to the students. I was watching it thinking, "Who's that? I think it's supposed to be Moody - " (even though Moody's not in PoA) " - but he doesn't look anything like Moody!" When the guy stopped talking, Dumbledore took something long and slimy out of his mouth!! I think they were supposed to be eels' eyes! It crawled along the ground towards Harry, who looked like Sooty!! He was wearing an extremely miserable look on his face. He turned round and walked off as though he were really upset about something. Ron followed him. That was all they showed. I went upstairs thinking that I couldn't wait to see the film. Then I realised it was coming out tomorrow, Saturday, and I got really excited! Then I woke up. And I realised that it was Saturday! And I got really excited again for a moment! Then I remembered that I still had another three months left to go!!!
...when you're watching Home Improvement and you see a poster in one of the character's rooms that looks remarkably like Snape!
Blast - Mar 14, 2004 8:15 am (#1193 of 2936)
When someone asks you how did you get that open and you say Alohamora.
virgoddess1313 - Mar 14, 2004 9:03 am (#1194 of 2936)
...when your tech geek boyfriend who built not only his computer, but yours too, informs you that you spend too much time on the computer... on this forum of course.
Liz Mann - Mar 14, 2004 1:21 pm (#1195 of 2936)
...when you're really pleased because you've had a Harry Potter dream two nights in a row! The night before last it was the one about the PoA movie, last night I was in my old school gym playing Quiddich! Well, actually, I think it was basketball and there were no brooms but you still had to catch the Snitch. I was Seeker! The Snitch was about the size of a grain of rice and it just looked like a little gold speck! Anyway, me and the other Seeker went for it and we were running around over the stage (school productions were held in the gym) and round the back of the stage, over the gym equipment and everything and finally I managed to catch it! And I shouted out, "I'VE GOT THE SNITCH!" and the game stopped and everyone cheered and then I think I woke up.
...when you are depressed because you told your friend about your dream and she didn't seem very interested. In fact, even though she liked the books when she read them, she doesn't seem very interested in anything you have to say about them.
...when after your friend doesn't show any real interest in your dream, you want to come on here to talk to people who feel the same way about Potter as you do.
...when you are watching a Donald Duck cartoon where he is trying to catch a dollar bill that's flying around in the air, and he is flying around too on a kite and it distinctly reminds you of catching the Snitch.
Julia. - Mar 14, 2004 2:37 pm (#1196 of 2936)
...When you buy a 'Roarin' Snorin' Baby Norbert' that giggles, laughs, roars, yawns, snores, hiccups, sneeses, and 'breaths's fire.'
...When you also buy a 'Hagrid on the flying motorbike' towel and are now looking to clear some wall space so as to have a place to hang it.
scully jones - Mar 14, 2004 6:37 pm (#1197 of 2936)
... When you're excited because your old friend Colleen is just as crazy as you are about Potter. She has Potter blankets, Posters, stickers, etc...
The Great Abbycadabra - Mar 15, 2004 1:41 am (#1198 of 2936)
. . .when you give Hermionefan some more Abbyfetti to make her feel better about no one knowing what she was talking about. ',.;',;.',;.',;.,
I suppose you could just tell them that it's something some psycho HP fan gives to people on HP forums to make their day.
Flame Alligator - Mar 15, 2004 12:25 pm (#1199 of 2936)
....when you are envious of Liz, who has finally had a Harry dream. Yay!!!!!!! Liz, I am very interested and enjoyed reading it.
.....when you want to play with Julia's Roarin, Snorin Baby Norbert. I love toys and even better, HP toys.
Waaaaaah! I want a Harry dream. Especially, since I am someone who pays attention to their dreams and uses them in her work!
Liz Mann - Mar 15, 2004 12:49 pm (#1200 of 2936)
Aw, don't worry, Flame, I'm sure you'll have one soon.
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