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Post  John Bumbledore Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:03 am

Winky Woo - Sep 26, 2005 2:59 pm (#1951 of 2984)

When you struggle to keep a straight face during an interview for a job when the candidates name is Snape...when your collegue asks if you short listed him because of his name just so you could bring him into the office to see if there was any resemblence...Honestly I didn't...But when you also have a McGonagal, and a Miss Granger in the same week and you are slightly tempted....

Liz Mann - Sep 26, 2005 3:01 pm (#1952 of 2984)

...when you are sitting with your mum and brother at the clinic, waiting to see a consultant, and you take Philosopher's Stone with you, and after nearly two hours of waiting you are happy when your brother takes the book from you and starts to read it.

...when you keep looking at him to see where he's up to.

...when you think he is an extremely slow reader.

irish flutterby - Sep 26, 2005 4:37 pm (#1953 of 2984)

..you go through the gamut of " I can quit any time I want to." "I just enjoy a post or two in the evening to unwind."

...you tell yourself. No one can possibly have had time to respond to that, just wait an hour or so. Then proceed to check again to see if there are any new posts on your usual threads.

Emily - Sep 26, 2005 4:51 pm (#1954 of 2984)

...when you wonder why on earth irish flutterby wold want to quit?

...when you are glad to hear that you are not the only one who, perhaps obsessively, perhaps not, checks their favorite threads whenever an opportunity presents itself... even ever 30 minutes or so...

Liz Mann - Sep 26, 2005 6:12 pm (#1955 of 2984)

Oh no, you're not the only one, Emily, not by a long shot.

...when it's 2.12am and you decide to check the forum one last time before going to bed.

Finn BV - Sep 26, 2005 6:41 pm (#1956 of 2984)

and you decide to check the forum one last time


DM Havox - Sep 26, 2005 7:11 pm (#1957 of 2984)

... when you tell someone to hurry up and get over here by repeatedly shouting Ascio at them

Elanor - Sep 28, 2005 1:40 pm (#1958 of 2984)

...when, for once, you find it very funny to see your mailbox full of ad mails because their subjects those days are "Harry Potter at yours on its release day!" or "HP 6 arrives!" (the French translation of the HBP will be published on Saturday).

...when you see everywhere in town bookshops with HPB posters or ad thingies in the windows and it makes you feel stupidly happy and even a bit touched because, though you won't buy the French version ot it, it is living a HP release nevertheless!

...when you hear the news in the morning and the journalist talks about the first Giant Squid picture ever taken in Japan and the first thing you think is "DIGS lives!", just before thinking "but what on earth is DD doing in Japan?"

Liz Mann - Sep 28, 2005 2:22 pm (#1959 of 2984)

...when you are looking at a Harry Potter desktop wallpaper online, and it has the caption, "Mr Potter..." and you can't help hearing it said by Alan Rickman.

DM Havox - Sep 28, 2005 8:38 pm (#1960 of 2984)

...when you see the same Giant Squid story but realize someone beat you to the DIGS reference!!! LOL. Maybe Dumbledore needs to import lemondrops...

septentrion - Sep 29, 2005 12:10 am (#1961 of 2984)

...when the giant squid news made you smile too.

...when a back ache forces you to stay at home today but doens't ache enough to get you from the computer

..when you're glad the french version of HBP is released this week-end because soon you'll be able to speak freely about it. Heck, I nearly spilled the beans about DD's death the other day !

haymoni - Sep 29, 2005 11:17 am (#1962 of 2984)

...when you know that everyone who knows about DIGS or Mike had the same reaction to the Giant Squid pix!

Liz Mann - Sep 29, 2005 11:37 am (#1963 of 2984)

...when your room is cold so you wear your Gryffindor scarf.

Esther Rose - Sep 29, 2005 1:20 pm (#1964 of 2984)

When its not called a Slumber party. It's called a "Slumber Potter" and yes you are over 25 and still attend them.

haymoni - Sep 29, 2005 1:22 pm (#1965 of 2984)

...when you want to know what one does at a "Slumber Potter"???

irish flutterby - Sep 29, 2005 1:31 pm (#1966 of 2984)

My first guess would say put Harry to bed or Bed Harry, but I think it's more about watching the movies and talking about books. Along with eating cauldron cakes and chocolate frogs.

Esther Rose - Sep 29, 2005 1:44 pm (#1967 of 2984)

Flutterby wins! It's basically a really big sleepover. Except with a Harry Potter theme.

irish flutterby - Sep 29, 2005 2:08 pm (#1968 of 2984)

Yeah! Do I get a Chocolate Frog, too? Or a Sugar Quill? (Which I envision to be like quill shaped Pixie Sticks. Yum.

... When all this talk about Cauldron Cakes (this thread and Potions, though that one's actually about chocolate cauldrons) gets you wondering if you could find a recipe online somewhere. And you think, "That might be a worthwhile investment of my time."

Esther Rose - Sep 29, 2005 2:20 pm (#1969 of 2984)

How about 10 points to.... what house are you in again?

I have done research on the recipes. Haven't tried any of them just yet though.

haymoni - Sep 29, 2005 3:34 pm (#1970 of 2984)

So Esther, you have a group of 25 year olds that get together to watch movies & talk Potter??

Anybody else in your group join the Forum?

irish flutterby - Sep 29, 2005 4:08 pm (#1971 of 2984)

Yes! Ten poins to Gryffindor. A Slumber Potty sounds wonderful, but most of my frineds would think I was going to die and go...well...you know where, if they knew I am as big a Potty as I am.

Finn BV - Sep 29, 2005 5:26 pm (#1972 of 2984)

… when the mention of the name "Parvati" in your India mythology history reader prompts you to put down all work and immediately come and post it in the Mythology thread.

Fawkes's Lament - Sep 29, 2005 6:19 pm (#1973 of 2984)

Hi! First post in this thread.

...when you see a box at work labeled "Extra Wands" and seriously consider taking it down to see if there really are wands in there.

...when your second thought is "I wonder if James and Lily's wands are in there?"

Esther Rose - Sep 30, 2005 6:30 am (#1974 of 2984)

I don't know Haymoni, I never thought to ask.

Elfcat - Sep 30, 2005 8:10 am (#1975 of 2984)

...when you reacted to the news about the giant squid with the thought "YES! He's not dead, he's hiding in Japan!"

...When youknow exactly how to manipulate a certain quiz so that is says you belong in Harry Potter's universe

irish flutterby - Sep 30, 2005 10:35 am (#1976 of 2984)

OOOH I love quizzes, what quiz?

...when you want to learn how to manipulate come quiz to say that you belong in HP's universe.

irish flutterby - Oct 1, 2005 12:28 pm (#1977 of 2984)

...when (due to the fact that your husband is around and because of him you are nearly a closet poster) you actually manage to wait a full two hours before logging on again only to find that no one has posted since your last. So, you hit the refresh button on your toolbar just in case your computer, the server, something malfunctioned or something.

Elanor - Oct 1, 2005 12:43 pm (#1978 of 2984)

...when you're happy for all the French speaking people who discover the HBP today and also a bit sad because, somehow, DD is dying again today.

Finn BV - Oct 1, 2005 1:36 pm (#1979 of 2984)

Irish, two whole hours and you were still the last post? Are you sure your hubby didn't come on and read all the new threads in the mean time??

irish flutterby - Oct 1, 2005 7:36 pm (#1980 of 2984)

Shock and Aww. Maybe he's a closet lurker. Hmmmm.

...when you are considering a confrontation to find out if your hubby might be reading the Lexicon under your user name.

not really. I checked some of the threads now. Not one had a post I had missed.

pottermom34 - Oct 1, 2005 7:58 pm (#1981 of 2984)

When the subject of movies comes up at work and the only ones you talk about are the HP ones and you can give the number of days til the next one comes out. (I'm a sheltered person)

Herm oh ninny - Oct 1, 2005 9:31 pm (#1982 of 2984)

...when you are at Toys R Us shopping for baby presents, and you see a box of Harry Potter Fizzing Wizbees at the checkout counter, and you practically start dancing from your excitement!

...when you buy 3 bags of the Wizbees and rush home to show them to your sisters.

Elanor - Oct 2, 2005 1:26 am (#1983 of 2984)

...when you hear an ad for a very famous horse-race that will take place today in Paris and the slogan is, talking about the horses "only one will go down in history" and it makes you smile thinking of the GoF trailer.

...when you're waiting for the lady in the ad to talk about "eternal glory" then too but she doesn't. Muggles...

Regan of Gong - Oct 2, 2005 3:18 am (#1984 of 2984)

Ooooooh, I've had this one for ages...

I think I've got PHS (pink hoodie syndrome). I think a few people said they had mild signs. Whenever I see a pink hoodie on a girl, I immediately think of Choices, and all the other hoodie-haters society from the PoA movie. It's haunting me...everywhere I look...everywhere I go...they're there...glaring at me from out of the crowd...pink...hoodies...everywhere...arrrrgggghhhh...

Thank goodness it's summer.

Liz Mann - Oct 2, 2005 7:19 am (#1985 of 2984)

...when you deeply sympathise with Regan of Gong (especially since you are one of the hoodie-haters ).

...when you think that whoever came up with the slogan for that horse race must have got the idea from the trailer.

freshwater - Oct 2, 2005 10:49 am (#1986 of 2984)

...when sitting outside you spot a wooly caterpillar with ginger hair and your first thought is....."must be a Weasley."

Madam Pince - Oct 2, 2005 1:04 pm (#1987 of 2984)

LOL, Freshwater! and sigh, Elanor...

....when you seriously consider purchasing a pink hoodie with your college alma mater name on it (although school colors are not pink, of course) just because....

irish flutterby - Oct 2, 2005 1:42 pm (#1988 of 2984)

...when you're now torn about whether you really want that pink hoodie that you were going to get with your sorority letters on it. (pink was one of our colors.)

Esther Rose - Oct 3, 2005 9:03 am (#1989 of 2984)

You spend a great amount of time during a half marathon making Harry Potter Theories.

Liz Mann - Oct 3, 2005 12:14 pm (#1990 of 2984)

...when you see a man with a moustache and immedately think of Uncle Vernon!

Finn BV - Oct 3, 2005 3:39 pm (#1991 of 2984)

Uh-oh Liz! It's getting bad! (Like it wasn't already!)

… when one of the two reasons you go to see Corpse Bride, besides actually seeing the movie, is to see the GoF trailer in the big screen.

… when you promise to save the popcorn until after you see the trailer (that of course did not happen ).

… when one of the other trailers is for Nanny McPhee, which stars a very ugly looking Nanny aka witch, and you are completely surprised when the announcer says that that person is Emma Thompson and you think to yourself, "Emma? What about the crystal ball? The glasses? The spooky predictions?"

… when you go into class way early so you can put the scene of Malfoy turning into a ferret onto the big projection screen in class.

… when you were seriously considering holding off posting these until one more post, so you could post #1992 which is your birth year, but feel that otherwise you will forget them, so you choose to post them at #1991.

Elfcat - Oct 4, 2005 10:22 am (#1992 of 2984)

...When you think it's really cool that this thread has almost two thousand posts on it...wait, isn't that the cut-off?

...when one of the things you consider when chosing which computer to use in Web design is which one displays the forum properly vs. the one that makes this weird extra-wide page with teeny-tiny type

Finn BV - Oct 4, 2005 12:03 pm (#1993 of 2984)

3000 posts is the cut-off, Elfcat.

Snuffles - Oct 4, 2005 1:12 pm (#1994 of 2984)

....When you hear people saying that they are off to Minerva's for lunch and it takes a few minutes before you realise they mean the new restaurant down the road!!!

Elanor - Oct 4, 2005 11:47 pm (#1995 of 2984)

...when you think Snuffles's restaurant should offer special dishes on Minerva's birthday.

...when you hear that today is St Fleur name day and you want to wish our Fleur a happy name day since, being French, she should know about it (name days are celerated here). Bonne fête Fleur!

Edit: "today" being October 5th, which has already started here...

septentrion - Oct 5, 2005 12:00 am (#1996 of 2984)

...when you noticed it was saint Lucius two days ago but don't want to celebrate that one.

Eponine - Oct 5, 2005 6:09 am (#1997 of 2984)

The library where I work is doing a Harry Potter/A Series of Unfortunate Events book club for kids 7-13 (I'm way too old), but I got tickled at the flyer for it. It said, "Don't worry. Draco Malfoy is not invited."

azi - Oct 5, 2005 9:18 am (#1998 of 2984)

...When you're in Ikea and they have lights shaped like flaming torches and shelves like castle walls and you think it must be for Harry Potter fans.

...when you read so much fanfiction it's hard to remember what has happened in each story when they are updated.

...when all the talk of name days makes you go and look your own up. Incidently, Harry is the 30th July (close to his birthday that...) and Ron's is the 9th May, apparently. Couldn't find Hermione.

Edit - Wow, there are lots of different name days! For Laura (my name); Czech: June 1, Finnish: January 18, Hungarian: June 17, Latvian: April 18, Lithuanian: June 17, Lithuanian: October 19, Polish: June 17, Slovak: June 5, Swedish: January 15.

Elanor - Oct 5, 2005 12:16 pm (#1999 of 2984)

LOL Azi! Here, Laura's name day is on August 10, Harry on May 14 (or July 13), Ronald on September 17 and Hermione on September 4.

...when you find it easy to remember Dudley's birthday since, according to the Lexicon, it must be on your name day (Audrey), on June 23rd.

Finn BV - Oct 5, 2005 2:40 pm (#2000 of 2984)

Okay, call me thick, but… what's a name day??

… when you see the soundtrack for Tim Burton's Corpse Bride and are completely appalled to see that the Lumos font has been used for the words "the original motion picture" and "Danny Elfman." Thieves!

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Post  John Bumbledore Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:03 am

Madam Pince - Oct 5, 2005 8:48 pm (#2001 of 2984)

....when you are unreasonably excited that tonight's episode of "Lost" ends with the words "Everything's going to change..."

Liz Mann - Oct 6, 2005 9:32 am (#2002 of 2984)

...when you know you had something to put on here, and even know the exact place you were in when you thought of it, but can't remember what it was.

Oh yeah...

...when you go to the station, buy your ticket and then as you go down to the platform you see the train pulling out of it, and think, "I don't believe it!" being said by Sean Biggerstaff (like in CoS).

Regan of Gong - Oct 9, 2005 4:21 am (#2003 of 2984)

Hey, I saw this show on TV tonight, some mind magic show hosted by a magician called Criss Angel, and he made people levitate. I'm not sure whether I entirely believe it, but the first thing I thought was "Hey, we could play Quidditch" . Sounds pretty sad eh? Oh well, maybe one day...

I Am Used Vlad - Oct 9, 2005 7:05 am (#2004 of 2984)

Did the magician pass a Hula Hoop along the levitated person's entire body, Regan? If so, he's really magic.

haymoni - Oct 9, 2005 3:11 pm (#2005 of 2984)

People like Criss Angel and David Blane really creep me out.

...when you are looking at race horses and notice that "Gryffindor" is racing really well!

Regan of Gong - Oct 9, 2005 5:58 pm (#2006 of 2984)

I dunno, I only saw the end of the show, but I remember he did it right out in the open, one was in a field, so I don't think there was any strings attached...there definiately wasn't a helicopter either.

CoS movie is on in the background now, I'm turning round periodically to scrutinise Ginny. Wait, that bit with Malfoy saying "Look Pottter, you've got yourself a girlfriend" just came on, and she does become his girlfriend, now I'm the 6000th person to notice that . Anyway, I'll go back to seeing whether Ginny is "suitable" for Harry

Finn BV - Oct 9, 2005 6:05 pm (#2007 of 2984)

...when you are looking at race horses and notice that "Gryffindor" is racing really well! --haymoni

Yes, I've seen that name for a horse too! I bet on it had my mom bet on it for my dad's birthday. It got fifth, unfortunately, out of nine, but that's okay.

Elfcat - Oct 10, 2005 9:34 am (#2008 of 2984)

...when you're trying really hard to be a LOTR fan and think of all your friends leaving after a party as "the breaking of the fellowship" but you keep comming up with "the parting of the ways"

Liz Mann - Oct 10, 2005 9:43 am (#2009 of 2984)

...when you suddenly realise that you've been hearing the name 'Nox' in Dead Poets Society for ages and never made the Harry Potter connection, and could have kicked yourself.

...when you see an advert on the train for flight deals to Geneva and you think of Ginevra.

...when you see a road called Phyllida Road or something and, of course, make the Harry Potter connection.

...when you then decide to be on the look out for other roads with Harry-Potter like names, and the very next one you see you find a connection. I can't remember exactly what it was called now, but I think it ended in 'meade' which reminded me of Hogsmede.

...when you're sure there was another Harry Potter related name you saw on the train now but can't remember what it was.

Stephanie M. - Oct 10, 2005 5:46 pm (#2010 of 2984)

...When you were in the University of Pennsylvania book store and there was this circle on the wall with a U going through a P and since the U was over lapping the P it looked like it said HP U. (If that makes any sense. I'll have to draw it out.)

...When the book store had a Harry Potter section that had most translations of all of the Harry Potter books. (It was awesome!! They had it in Indian and Spanish and I could understand it because I've read the books so many times!)

...When you wish you brought your computer to Penn so you could hang out on the Forum instead of doing homework!

...When the Quad really does look like it would belong in the Harry Potter universe.

...When you see a tie in Blue and Red (Penn colors) and it looks exactly like the Hogwarts ties except in different colors.

...When you start to think that you are going crazy because you have seen so many Harry Potter related things today!

Off to St. Mungo's!!!

Liz Mann - Oct 12, 2005 3:13 am (#2011 of 2984)

...when in your prose fiction class your teacher asks everyone why they think Harry Potter is so popular, and in your head you dare anyone to say, "Because of the merchandise."

...when you are really annoyed when one of your classmates goes on about how much they dislike the book, but rather pleased when another classmate says that she likes them.

...when you see a word on a newspaper stand that you think for a moment says 'Hogwarts', and then think that if it had said Hogwarts it would have made your day.

Finn BV - Oct 12, 2005 5:26 am (#2012 of 2984)

… when you are extremely disappointed when out of nowhere, you dad says randomly, "Isn't there a Harry Potter movie coming out pretty soon?"

Elanor - Oct 12, 2005 7:57 am (#2013 of 2984)

...when, preparing some paint palettes for the kids to use in class, you put some Magenta gouache near some orange paint and you think of Fred and George's magenta robes in the HBP "that clash magnificently with their hair".

...when looking at the colours and imagining them in those robes you think "indeed!" and it makes you stupidly happy.

Elfcat - Oct 12, 2005 10:21 am (#2014 of 2984)

...when you are watching the movie "Another Thin Man" and the little dog running around with the knife in it's mouth reminds you of dizzy lizzy and her lightsaber over at St. M's

...when you are discussing the fact that GoF is comming out in theaters with these two guys is your class and when they were trying to think of the day it came out you instantly said "November 18th"

...when you have so much fun doing things like that and watching the stupified looks on peoples faces afterward

...when you really hope you got that date right, because otherwise I just gave you guys a license to mock me for life

haymoni - Oct 12, 2005 10:30 am (#2015 of 2984)

Is it the 18th or the 15th????

Now you've got me thinking! That's trouble!

freshwater - Oct 12, 2005 10:35 am (#2016 of 2984)

...when you return to school after a sick day and learn that one of your students got in big trouble with the sub, and you say "I predicted that they wouldn't get along" but stop yourself before adding "I could take over for Trelawney" because you know the listener wouldn't get it.

The giant squid - Oct 12, 2005 12:44 pm (#2017 of 2984)

...When you work in a movie theater and everyone still comes to you to find out when GoF comes out. (It's the 18th, haymoni )

...when your coworkers set aside the new poster for you, knowing you'll call dibs the moment you see it anyway.

haymoni - Oct 12, 2005 12:48 pm (#2018 of 2984)

I thought it was Friday - does anybody open a movie on a Wednesday???

...when your co-worker tells you that you should get a life and you proudly say, "My name is Monica and I'm a Potterholic."

...when you show same co-worker the International Trailer that you downloaded against company policy even though he works in the Information Technology Department and has to monitor such things.

...when he says, "Wow! That movie looks like it will be good!" and you restrain yourself from saying, "Duh!!!"

The giant squid - Oct 12, 2005 12:54 pm (#2019 of 2984)

haymoni, A lot of times a studio will open a movie on a Wednesday to get a little more money for the "weekend". By the way, Nov. 15th is actually a Tuesday.


haymoni - Oct 12, 2005 1:07 pm (#2020 of 2984)

I really need to go home, Mike!

Finn BV - Oct 12, 2005 2:55 pm (#2021 of 2984)

LOL, haymoni. I think the video game is released the 15th.

Madam Pince - Oct 12, 2005 3:42 pm (#2022 of 2984)

Thanks, Elfcat! I have been wondering why Dizzy Lizzy's dog seems so familiar to me! It's Asta!

Finn BV - Oct 12, 2005 7:23 pm (#2023 of 2984)

Thin Man!! I love the Thin Man! Asta! LOL too much sugar I guess.

Regan of Gong - Oct 13, 2005 4:28 am (#2024 of 2984)

Hmmm, this is pretty off topic, but it did have SOMETHING to do with HP. Finn's comment about too much sugar reminded me of this forensic camp I went on a year ago where we were given a "crime" to solve (ours was a kidnapping of a young boy) over a 5 day week and it was in Armidale (Australia) at a really beautiful boarding school. It was really, really old, not a castle or anything, but there was a courtyard there and it reminded me soooo much of Hogwarts. Oh, and there was also a Great Hall with portraits of the previous Headmasters and lists of Prefects and everything, it was so cool. I rang up my Mum and I told her "This is just like Hogwarts!".

But anyway, at morning/afternoon tea time, the organisers put out a table full of tea and coffe, and there was these boys who took armfuls of sugar and ate it all straight and they'd get high on sugar. Then they used a magnifying glass we got in our forensic kit to burn holes in the carpet. We yelled at them and everything but they wouldn't stop. Then the big head of the whole week found out and interrogated us all about it. It ended up they needed to replace the carpet in the whole room! And it was such a beautiful school...grrr...he'll always be the boy who wrecked my Hogwarts

Oh yeah, don't worry if you don't understand about the relation to Finn's comment, my commerce teacher's already told me I'm 5 steps ahead of everyone

septentrion - Oct 13, 2005 4:37 am (#2025 of 2984)

...when planning the books you'll take with you on your vacation, HBP comes first

...things which happened to co-workers :
-when your boss finds it natural to inform you she has bought HBP for her son with a box of tissues and that she's worried about her son reading it due to your unease after July 16th
-when another co-worker informs you she has bought the book (in French) but that nobody in the family has opened it yet because they need to mourn before due to my spilling of the beans on DD's death

Snuffles - Oct 13, 2005 4:42 am (#2026 of 2984)

...When afer reading septentrion's post, you now have an image of a family all sat in a circle, passing HBP round like pass the parcel and whoever has the book when the music stops has to read it first.

T Brightwater - Oct 13, 2005 6:59 am (#2027 of 2984)

...when you hear a radio ad with two guys trying to one-up each other - one mentions that he's just been snorkelling in the Bahamas, and the other says "Oh, but you haven't lived till you've swum with the giant squid!" Fortunately there wasn't anyone else on the road at the time.

Liz Mann - Oct 13, 2005 8:09 am (#2028 of 2984)

...when you see the letters COS and think Chamber of Secrets.

Elfcat - Oct 14, 2005 8:10 am (#2029 of 2984)


...when you finnaly figure out how to work the ring-tone-composer on your cell phone and the first thing you do with it is make a reasonable facimilie of "hedwig's theme" and assign it as your friend who looks like Harry's new ring

septentrion - Oct 15, 2005 1:35 am (#2030 of 2984)

...when you're so elated to at least see the GoF trailer in the cinema

...when the mirror of the queen in the movie (the Grimm brothers, or whatever its title is in English) reminds you very strongly of the Mirror of Erised

Elanor - Oct 16, 2005 12:37 pm (#2031 of 2984)

...when you watch a wonderful movie ("Babette's feast") and at some point a character makes a speech in which he says that, when all is said and done, the choices we made in our life don't matter much and you think: "yeah, right, tell that to Dumbledore!"

Finn BV - Oct 16, 2005 1:21 pm (#2032 of 2984)

Oh, Elanor, I've seen that movie, but I think it was about 5 years ago and I was nowhere a Potty like I am now!

Snuffles - Oct 17, 2005 12:41 am (#2033 of 2984)

..When watching the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday and notice alot of billboards saying 'Petronas' and you mention to hubby that you are sure they have spelt it wrong!!

Finn BV - Oct 17, 2005 2:26 pm (#2034 of 2984)

… when you are talking to mildly-interested-in-HP friends and somehow some kid you don't know says, "I can't believe Snape's evil" and you respond, "But he's not!" And like everybody says back to you, "Are you kidding?? He killed Dumbledore!" and you respond, "So what? Dumbledore asked him to kill him," and they look extremely puzzled and slowly back away… saying, "Of course he's evil."

Marie E. - Oct 17, 2005 7:08 pm (#2035 of 2984)

Ha ha, Finn. Clearly they haven't read the book over like we have.

...when you see the mention of your brother getting a GoF poster and try to do an internet version of puppy dog eyes.

The giant squid - Oct 17, 2005 11:55 pm (#2036 of 2984)

We only got one at the theater...If another one comes in, I'll try to snag it for you.

...When you go to the "sister theater" that's going to get GoF (we're not booked for it ) and your wife asks one of the managers, "So, has Mike set up our private screening of Harry Potter yet?" (I was actually going to ask them this Thursday, but still...)

Elfcat - Oct 18, 2005 8:31 am (#2037 of 2984)

...when you are heinously frustrated that there was no GOF trailer on the Wallace and Gromit movie

...when you are slightly consoled by noting that in one of the pictures on the wall in said movie, Gromit is graduating from "Dogwarts University"

...when you are also infuriated to note that there was no GoF poster at that theater (it's a tiny theater, only four screens) and then come back here and think I wonder if Mike stole it...

Elanor - Oct 18, 2005 11:31 am (#2038 of 2984)

...when you felt exactly as Elfcat last Saturday when you went to cinema because you wanted to see the trailer on a big screen too.

...when you're happy to say that, though your theater has only 2 screens, there were HP posters (very nice ones!).

...when you know it won't surprise anyone here when you'll tell that the first thing you asked the lady who sells the tickets was: "are they reserved for someone yet?".

...when you're even more happy to say that the one featuring a crouching Harry and Mad-Eye will be yours very soon!

On a side note:
...when you're relieved to see that, seen "in real" and not on a computer screen, the pictures on the said posters seem a bit more natural and less "photoshoped".

Finn BV - Oct 18, 2005 6:28 pm (#2039 of 2984)

...when you are slightly consoled by noting that in one of the pictures on the wall in said movie, Gromit is graduating from "Dogwarts University" --Elfcat

Ah, yes, I saw that too.

… when the word avatar (for rebirth or something?) keeps coming up in Hinduism (History) and you can't help thinking of its second meaning.

… when there is a story in the Bhagavad Gita about Arjuna and Krishna and other complicated stuff, but, basically, Arjuna has to make a tough choice and be guided through faith and not actions, and you want to be able to rephrase some form of the quote "It is our choices that shows who you are, far more than your abilities" on the test, referring to Arjuna. I don't think my teacher will spot the connection!

The giant squid - Oct 19, 2005 12:58 am (#2040 of 2984)

I wonder if Mike stole it...--Elfcat

You can't prove nuthin!

Finn BV - Oct 19, 2005 1:26 pm (#2041 of 2984)

… when you see a promo poster for Wallace and Gromit and see that the tagline is "Something wicked this way hops," and while you realize it is probably ripped off-Shakespeare it could also be ripped off-…

Liz Mann - Oct 19, 2005 3:44 pm (#2042 of 2984)

It's more likely, I think, to be ripped-off HP because the bulk of the audience are probably kids who are more likely to know that line from PoA than from Shakespeare.

...when you see a flyer for the Hallowe'en stock at a birthday cards shop and notice that they've used Harry Potter font (and haven't put the apostrophe in Hallowe'en).

haymoni - Oct 19, 2005 4:27 pm (#2043 of 2984)

You know, that is something I'm fearing. My daughter is 5. Someday she'll be studying Macbeth and she'll read that part of the play and think that ole Billy Boy ripped off JKR!

Finn BV - Oct 19, 2005 4:43 pm (#2044 of 2984)

Liz, was it an American owner or something? Because it always looks funny, such as just now, when people spell Halloween with an accent, which is something I'm not accusomted to.

Haymoni, more important, Bill ripped off an even more important person – John Williams!

Liz Mann - Oct 20, 2005 5:17 am (#2045 of 2984)

It's not an American owner, as far as I know. And it's an apostrophe, not an accent in Hallowe'en.

T Brightwater - Oct 20, 2005 7:06 am (#2046 of 2984)

Hallowe'en is actually a contraction of "Hallow even", or, as it's also called, "All Hallows Eve," because it's the eve of All Saints Day.

Liz Mann - Oct 20, 2005 10:13 am (#2047 of 2984)

Then the apostrophe should be in there because it's substituting the 'v'.

Finn BV - Oct 20, 2005 10:30 am (#2048 of 2984)

Oh, I meant apostrophe, but I typed accent. Whoops. Must have been thinking of Spanish…

Mediwitch - Oct 20, 2005 6:45 pm (#2049 of 2984)

...when someone sends you one of those silly "get to know your friends" quizzes, and one of the questions is about the last movie you saw in a theater...and it was PoA. (I know, it was a long time ago! Now I'm waiting for GoF to come out, so there are no other theater-viewed movies in between!)

...when you are a candidate for the local Board of Education, and a newspaper interviewer asks about the last book you've read. I had just finished re-re-reading HBP!

kingdolohov - Oct 20, 2005 8:23 pm (#2050 of 2984)

...when you go around a corner and try to draw a wand from your pocket, expecting a Death Eater to be there.

...when you drive you imagine you are in a flying Ford Anglia.

...when "Shine" by Collective Soul reminds you of Dumbledore's funeral and you absolutely go numb for the entire song.

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azi - Oct 21, 2005 7:06 am (#2051 of 2984)

...When a friend tries to throw your HP books out of your window (on the 3rd floor) and you wrestle him to the ground to stop him.

...When said friend continues trying to throw your HP books out of the window, because your 'overdone' reaction amuses him.

Finn BV - Oct 23, 2005 11:53 am (#2052 of 2984)

… when you go to see Dreamer (excellent movie, go see it) and are thrilled to see the HP trailer playing even though it's a DreamWorks film.

… when you know what's going to happen next in the trailer already so it seems to you like the film being advertised has already happened.

… when you laugh when the little kids get scared as the trailer comes to a close, because of the intense music.

… when you also laugh when the usual murmurs happen after the trailer, like "Ooh! Let's go see that one" because you know you're definitely going to go see it.

Elanor - Oct 23, 2005 2:18 pm (#2053 of 2984)

...when you too go to the cinema, though to see "Oliver Twist" (good movie too BTW!), and you do hope you'll finally see the GoF trailer on a big screen!

...when you find "Corpse bride" and "Narnia"'s trailers good, sure, but are still hoping for better...

...when you finally see the WB logo with the blue flames appearing on the screen and you make such a jump on your seat that one of your friends, next to you, is doubled up with laughter.

...when you then spend all the time before "Oliver Twist" starts explaining him everything about GoF, even what he never thought he would ever wonder about it. Serve him right!

Finn BV - Oct 23, 2005 5:21 pm (#2054 of 2984)

Ooh, that's right, Elanor, you get the good International Trailer! We get over hear the worse Theatrical Trailer, the one that starts off with the funny lines and Hagrid jumping out of the way of the horses. ::pouts:: I like yours so much better!

Elanor - Oct 24, 2005 12:13 am (#2055 of 2984)

You're right Finn, it was the International trailer. Actually, I was so happy to see a HP trailer that I didn't really think of which one it was before I read your post!

...when you read in the newspaper that some people named their child Trevor and you think that they certainly never read HP! Who would want to name a kid after a toad? A nice toad, sure, but still... a toad.

Elfcat - Oct 24, 2005 8:19 am (#2056 of 2984)

YOu know Elanor, I never thought about it, but there's a guy in my class named Trevor. Suits him.

...when you are astounded at how many HP moments you get when you travel

...when you are looking though the "sky mall" catalog on the plane and are highly offended to see that Harry's Wand "measures 14 inches" The Nerve!

...when you note the words "Longbotham" "Gropp" "kniesel" and "widgeon" and think somebody in this town needs to learn to spell

...when you are proud of your dad for referring to dog poo as dungbombs

...when there is always room in yur bag for an HP book (even the big ones) even if you yourself wont get to read them (brought OotP for my dad)

...when you are trying to find the right key to your front door and muttering LOTR door opening spells (EDRO HI AMEN, STUPID DOOR!!) and you think it serves you right that you couldn't find the key until you thought to try "alohamora"

...when you went to a bigger theater in a bigger town to see Corpse Bride and are infuriated that there STILL wasn't a poster for GoF!

...when you feel better that you did get to see the GoF trailer for that one

Soul Mate for Sirius - Oct 24, 2005 4:21 pm (#2057 of 2984)

...when you go to see "Doom" with a bunch of your friends, and leave the theater to go watch the HP trailer over in the "Corpse Bride" theater even though you've seen it twice before and you missed 10 minutes of your movie


Amilia Smith - Oct 24, 2005 5:39 pm (#2058 of 2984)

What kind of friends do you have, Azi???

. . . when you are shelving practical how-to magic books in the library (there are a surprising amount of them), and you wonder to yourself if the Hogwarts Library carries those titles.

. . . when you are working on recasing old books, and you think to yourself that if it were as easy in real life as it is for Harry (diffindo/reparo), you would be out of a job.


azi - Oct 25, 2005 11:53 am (#2059 of 2984)

It's only one friend, and he hasn't stopped trying to throw them out the window yet! I think I'm going to have to hide them, but then he'll probably notice they've disappeared and then search for them until he finds them to hang out the window...tsk...

There are very few Harry Potter fans here at uni. They range from, 'Er, they're alright...' to, 'Bleugh, evil stuff!' I feel I should change their minds about this...

...When you see the word 'sorting' in a book index and think for a moment it's about the Hogwart's sorting, before realising it's actually talking about glacial processes.

haymoni - Oct 25, 2005 12:51 pm (#2060 of 2984)

When you think azi should go out and buy some cheap used paperback copies and let her friend throw as he pleases!

Soul Mate for Sirius - Oct 25, 2005 2:03 pm (#2061 of 2984)

...when you read Elfcat's post about trying to open the door with Alohamora and immedietely think she must have one of those shrinking keys Mr. Weasley was telling Harry about...


Liz Mann - Oct 25, 2005 5:01 pm (#2062 of 2984)

...when you stare at the front page of a newspaper a man on the train is reading because there's a picture of Dan and Katie Leung on it, and you're almost desperate to read the headline next to it... but the man's hand is in the way! In the end I saw that it was 'Harry Potter's first love (but he really fancies Natalie Portman)'. Then I wanted to read the article to find out what the heck it was about.

Elfcat - Oct 26, 2005 7:30 am (#2063 of 2984)

...when you read Elfcat's post about trying to open the door with Alohamora and immedietely think she must have one of those shrinking keys Mr. Weasley was telling Harry about...--Soul Mate for Sirius

Actually, it's just that all my keys look alike.

...when you get bored and start drawing comic strips again (yes, I do this often) and of course you named the dog Sirius. (The Adventures of Sirius, the Superdog!!!)

T Brightwater - Oct 26, 2005 2:00 pm (#2064 of 2984)

...when you do a double-take at a magazine cover at the supermarket, before you realize that it says "The Shape Issue"...

hawick girl - Oct 26, 2005 5:43 pm (#2065 of 2984)

...when the ? inning of Game 3 of the World Series ends and cuts to commercial and you think to your self, "Well, that's the end of that Chapter." Then laugh for five minutes after realizing what was said/thought. Maybe not too much HP, but too much reading in general, I guess.

Soul Mate for Sirius - Oct 27, 2005 12:07 am (#2066 of 2984)

...when you turn your cell phone off and then on again everytime you're bored just becuase the music the phone plays when it turns off sounds slightly like Hedwig's Theme and it makes you smile.


Liz Mann - Oct 27, 2005 6:45 am (#2067 of 2984)

...when you are using all your willpower to not watch the clip of Harry and Hagrid from GoF or listen to the soundtrack, because (trailers aside) you want to see everything for the first time in the cinema (on IMAX!) and then go buy the sountrack when you come out.

...when your willpower didn't quite stretch enough to prevent you visiting the soundtrack's website and listening with excitement to the track that was playing.

...when you keep checking the London IMAX's website every day hoping and preying GoF will appear on there. PoA took ages to appear too.

Liz Mann - Oct 27, 2005 7:28 am (#2068 of 2984)

...when you are absolutely livid when you find out that the London IMAX is NOT going to show it! The ONLY one in the UK that is is GLASGOW in Scotland!

...when you are looking up details on how to fly there for the day and trying to convince your mum it's not stupid.

Finn BV - Oct 27, 2005 2:22 pm (#2069 of 2984)

Oh, no, Liz, Glasgow? That's it? Too bad!

… when you are extremely angry that the soundtrack is only for Windows but feel good about your "willpower" that you didn't listen to it.

Elanor - Oct 29, 2005 12:26 pm (#2070 of 2984)

...when you think you shouldn't be surprised that the day you spent doing some shopping in the town of Lyon was great: after all, it had to be a perfect place for a gryffindor!

...when you're stupidly happy to find (and buy of course) some buttons shaped like owls.

Finn BV - Oct 29, 2005 2:30 pm (#2071 of 2984)

… when you're listening to Dolly Parton on the radio, and she mentions characters in a new play she's writing… named Lily and James!! (Due for fall 2007)

I just remembered this one, from around last May:

… when you comment to a friend about about the "Op-Art" (opinion cartoons) in the school newspaper, and say "They're a little pointless, aren't they?" and your friend says, "My brother happens to draw them," you are and try to make up for it, but immediately think of Hermione-Luna-Quibbler episode in OoP.

Thankfully, he quickly agreed and said that they're outdated, because he draws them all many weeks before they're published. Phew!

Liz Mann - Oct 29, 2005 2:35 pm (#2072 of 2984)

...when you're at your new job in a book shop and you see a book called, "Mud, Blood and Lies' or something. And you think of 'mudblood'.

...when you spend a lot of the time wandering up and down the children's isle hoping that a customer will want to ask you a question about Harry Potter.

...when you take note of the fact that there are several copies of HBP in the storeroom and hope that a customer will ask for it so you can proudly go and fetch it.

...when you are slightly annoyed that neither of the last two things happened, but then realise that all the Harry Potter fans bought their books ages ago.

Eponine - Oct 29, 2005 2:36 pm (#2073 of 2984)

When you really want to read a book because it's written by someone with the last name Mugglestone.

dizzy lizzy - Oct 29, 2005 6:49 pm (#2074 of 2984)

When you roll your eyes at the last name of your co-worker (who was at training last weekwith me) - Bulstrode .

Regan of Gong - Oct 29, 2005 8:08 pm (#2075 of 2984)

When I was so incredibly proud of myself for figuring out that

Erised stra ehru oyt ube cafru oyt on whosi is

I show not your face but your heart's desire backwards. Then I laughed at how long it took me to figure that out, and thought that everyone on the forum probably knows already. I'm so slow... **laughs at self**

The giant squid - Oct 29, 2005 10:52 pm (#2076 of 2984)

Then I laughed at how long it took me to figure that out, and thought that everyone on the forum probably knows already.

Don't worry, Regan...we've all had that moment of brilliance, only to come on the Forum and find out everyone else knew it ages ago!

azi - Oct 30, 2005 6:59 am (#2077 of 2984)

Tis true, Giant Squid, tis true...

...when you see a pub called The Phoenix and wonder if that's the new headquarters of the OotP, or Fawkes' new home, or if there's a phoenix inside...

Regan of Gong - Oct 31, 2005 3:09 am (#2078 of 2984)

Oh, I didn't even think it was a moment of brilliance, well...maybe for a moment, but I've gotten used to everyone already knowing everything I figure out for myself. It's really not fun, feeling like you've been kept, unitentionally, in the dark on something...oh well...

kaykay1970 - Oct 31, 2005 8:21 am (#2079 of 2984)

When your son carves a wolf howling at the moon into a pumpkin at Halloween and you refer to it as a Lupin-O-Lantern.

Esther Rose - Oct 31, 2005 8:50 am (#2080 of 2984)

You use ice cream cone cookie cutters to make kid witches and wizards who have not earned their brim yet. (If you flip the cookie upside down it looks like a kid with curly hair and a hat. And I would put the brim on but, no one I know is too fond of black licorice.)

Liz Mann - Oct 31, 2005 9:08 am (#2081 of 2984)

A Lupin-O-Lantern! *snort*

Yes, I'm sure I've had strokes of brilliance in the past and then found out that people had already guessed. R.A.B.

Elfcat - Oct 31, 2005 9:19 am (#2082 of 2984)

...when you are reading a little kids book about animals reading and you think "come on, come on, mention HP, you know you want to...."

...when you laugh and jump triumphantly when at last you see the lines She even found waterproof books for the otter, who never went swimming without Harry Potter...

...when later in the same book, you see that a hippo wrote a book called "Mud in my Blood" and think she shouldn't run herself down like that

septentrion - Oct 31, 2005 10:30 am (#2083 of 2984)

...when disappointed not to find more HP stuff in Morocco than an ad for Chamber of Secrets, you pretend the snake charmers in Marrakech are parseltongue and that you have seen potions ingredients on the market for sale (I swear I've seen very strange stuff on sale such as animal heads or dried lizards). Alas, no sign of billowing black robes...

lilysmom - Oct 31, 2005 1:04 pm (#2084 of 2984)

When you already have a daughter named Lily and are pregnant with a boy and trying desperately to convince your husband to name him Jameson. That way, when you say your kids names together it sounds like "Lily and James' son."

hawick girl - Oct 31, 2005 2:11 pm (#2085 of 2984)

...when at a stargazing class, when some others were looking through the telescope at Mars and they say that there is a dark mark on it, and you say, "Oh No! Not a Dark Mark! Now Who???"

... after which my cousin looks at me confused and I say that it's a Harry Potter thing (but want to say it's an HP thing)

Viola Intonada - Oct 31, 2005 6:35 pm (#2086 of 2984)

...When you buy a bear at Build-A-Bear Workshop just so that you can buy the "Wizard Academy" outfit that looks very much like a Harry Potter outfit. (Bought the black, round plastic spectacles too and named it Beary Potter)

MWPP - Oct 31, 2005 7:42 pm (#2087 of 2984)

Let's see if I can remember all of these that I thought of last night...

when you read so much fanfiction that you get confused about what really happened in the books and then get angry at yourself and go back and re-read them

when you consider setting a goal of x number of chapters a night so that you can get through PoA and GoF before the GoF movie comes out and therefore your nightly schedule looks something like this 1)do homework 2)practice clarinet 3)check for new HP fanfiction 4)check email 5)check forum 6)read next two chapters of PoA (though not necessarily always in that order)

when your mom buys you two HP pillows at a rummage sale, and you keep them both on your bed, even though you have plenty of pillows and they clash horribly with your comforter.

when you return to the forum after a long time away and feel that your life suddenly has meaning again.

Soul Mate for Sirius - Oct 31, 2005 7:59 pm (#2088 of 2984)

...when your roommate mentions she's upset that the two of you can't go see the midnight showing of GoF because it's "Beat Michigan Week" at school and we'll be jumping in the lake instead and you say "you really need to sort out your priorities!" and then think of Ron as you're saying it!

...When you're going to see GoF with fellow Forumers during the biggest football game of the season, instead of staying home and watching the game like a true Buckeye! (Trust me, I'm taking a TON of heat from EVERYONE here at school about that one!!)


Liz Mann - Nov 1, 2005 4:50 am (#2089 of 2984)

Build-A-Bear Workshop? I wonder if that's the same thing as the The Bear Factory in the UK.

...when you once bought a bear from said shop, named it James and gave it glasses.

...when the bear is named after James Potter and not your brother James.

Esther Rose - Nov 1, 2005 7:13 am (#2090 of 2984)

When giving out candy you are conservative with the candy with all of the kids. (Busy night!) Except for Harry Potter. He got a handful. (The kid looked like a first year. So cute.)

The giant squid - Nov 2, 2005 2:37 am (#2091 of 2984)

Liz, Build-A-Bear (based out of St. Louis, MO) is very similar to The Bear Factory, judging by the site you posted. I wonder who had the idea first?

...When you're excited to see that Build-A-Bear now has wigs available so one of your three "stuffed friends" can go as Hermione for Halloween.

Elfcat - Nov 2, 2005 8:30 am (#2092 of 2984)

...when you actually smiled in trigonometry for once in your life because the teacher abbrieviated a function as "gof"

...when you spend all the time in your computer classes at the forum

azi - Nov 2, 2005 10:04 am (#2093 of 2984)

When one of your lecturers warns you never to put a bottle of hydrochloric acid in the back pocket of your trousers without making sure the stopper is on properly (as he found that out the hard way), and you can't help but be reminded of Moody in OoP after Harry stuck his wand in his back pocket. Hehe

Ahhh, computer classes, what are they for other than doing anything but the set work?

Liz Mann - Nov 2, 2005 5:10 pm (#2094 of 2984)

...when, while watching Attack of the Clones, you are constantly annoyed to see extreme similarities betwen the score and that of CoS, including passages that are almost exactly the same, and wonder which John Williams wrote first (both films came out in 2002).

Finn BV - Nov 2, 2005 5:54 pm (#2095 of 2984)

Liz – he probably wrote them at the same time! "Ooh, I like that little bit, I'm sure George will too… and Chris will like this part! Mm-hmm… I can just see Harry and Darth Vader to both of these measures" **hurriedly writes identical passages in both scores** Actually, I'm not joking, he probably was writing them around the same time.

Madam Pince - Nov 2, 2005 7:21 pm (#2096 of 2984)

You know how bad it is when you hear a song and you just get it stuck in your head and hear it over and over in your brain all day? Imagine poor John Williams actually writing the darn things! There was bound to be some overlap!

I Am Used Vlad - Nov 2, 2005 9:17 pm (#2097 of 2984)

My big Star Wars/Harry Potter pet peeve is that Harry is now known as the Chosen One. Yoda's syntactically challenged observation that prophecies can be misunderstood, however, has gotten me thinking that perhaps there is still more to the prophecy than meets the eye.

The giant squid - Nov 3, 2005 12:40 am (#2098 of 2984)

azi, that's good advice (from both your lecturer and Moody), but it makes me wonder why anyone would want to put a bottle of acid in one's pocket? Generally speaking, I'd find a way to leave something else behind to make sure I had a hand free.

azi - Nov 3, 2005 10:46 am (#2099 of 2984)

Yes, Giant Squid, that would be wise, but this is the same lecturer who took a jar of 100g of Rubidium outside and smashed it with a spade to make it react and form something else. When that didn't work, he dowsed water all over it, resulting in a fireball and setting fire to the spade. (For anyone who doesn't know Rubidium is, 'a soft, silvery-white metallic element. It ignites spontaneously in air and reacts violently with water, setting fire to the liberated hydrogen.')

I personally would probably end up putting the acid in my pocket, as when testing rocks in the field you generally have lots of equipment and nowhere to put it. Also, I'm silly like that.

...when you are dismayed to realise you haven't had any HP moments to write about for a day.

Madam Pince - Nov 3, 2005 12:23 pm (#2100 of 2984)

.....when you get a catalog in the mail that has T-shirts of famous pubs in them, and you immediately think that three of them are or should be magical:

The Three Ferrets -- Cornwall, England

Hog Heaven -- London, England

The Hobgoblin -- London, England

(Anyone know if those are real pubs, by the way?)

....when you vaguely consider the one called The Water Rat Tavern in Melbourne, Australia, but then decide it can't qualify because Scabbers was not technically described as a "water rat."

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Snuffles - Nov 3, 2005 2:08 pm (#2101 of 2984)

I don't know Madam Pince. Water rat is a good way to describe Scabbers/Pettigrew (What a rat!!)

Madam Pince - Nov 3, 2005 4:35 pm (#2102 of 2984)

LOL, Snuffles!

I Googled the tavern names to see if they actually exist, and I couldn't find "Hog Heaven", but "The Three Ferrets" and "The Hobgoblin" are really there. And now I'm absolutely convinced that "The Hobgoblin" is magical, because the info in the online bar guide said that it offered "disabled toilets" which is either an unfortunate way of saying that they have handicap-accessible toilet facilities, or else Arthur Weasley is getting behind in his regurgitating toilet maintenance......

timrew - Nov 3, 2005 5:19 pm (#2103 of 2984)

Ther is also a pub in Polperro, Cornwall, called 'The Three Pilchards'. I have had a pint in it.

I haven't seen the Star Wars film, 'Send In The Clones', but I look forward to it, especially the song.

Finn BV - Nov 3, 2005 6:11 pm (#2104 of 2984)

SPEW!! LOL, Tim. You always chime in at the right times.

Liz Mann - Nov 5, 2005 4:01 pm (#2105 of 2984)

...when you are in an unbelievably bad mood because it looks like you're either not going to get to go to the premiere at all, or you're going to have to go alone. In London. After dark. Alone.

...when you wish they had gone through with their idea to ban fireworks except for public displays in the UK. Then you could have gone and not had to worry about leaving the dog.

Finn BV - Nov 5, 2005 5:47 pm (#2106 of 2984)

… when you're bummed because you can't go to the live MuggleCast/PotterCast podcast next Saturday because you have tennis.

… when you're considering saying "I almost met Melissa and Emerson live, but I didn't."

… when you feel so un-Harry-fan-ish because you also can't go to the midnight premiere of GoF, and you're not in the Harry Potter club because you're doing Yearbook. ::bangs head against wall::

Stephanie M. - Nov 5, 2005 7:31 pm (#2107 of 2984)

Oh, too bad you can't go, Finn!

You sound so sad.

... When you keep thinking that you see signs that say Harry Potter, but they actually say nothing close to it.

Marie E. - Nov 5, 2005 7:49 pm (#2108 of 2984)

I'll think of you while I'm at the midnight showing, Finn. At least you get to sleep.

A little late on this, but we have a store here called The Bear Factory and I think it's the same company as the British stores. My girls have bought bears, unicorns, and cats there. Shayla has a cat that would sing "Happy Birthday" when you squeezed it. The battery has run low and now it sounds demonic.

Finn BV - Nov 5, 2005 9:49 pm (#2109 of 2984)

LOL, Marie.

I know, Steph, I'm going to miss you there! Take lots of photos and tell me all about it! I have, though, incredibly, convinced BOTH my parents to come to a 6:25 showing on the evening of the 18th. My mom even preordered tickets! I'm taking it okay, though, just a little mopey.

The giant squid - Nov 6, 2005 4:02 am (#2110 of 2984)

At least you get to sleep--Marie E.

You think you have it bad, I get to scren GoF, then go to my theater to build & screen Walk The Line. I'll be getting home sometime around 6AM Friday, if I'm lucky...

Totally worth it, though.

Liz Mann - Nov 6, 2005 6:49 am (#2111 of 2984)

...when you go to the London premiere but are crushed when unforseen back pain causes you to come home again within an hour.

...when you cry all the way home.

...when you are ashamed of yourself because you should have just stuck it out. Especially since said back pain has all but gone now, and it wasn't bad to begin with.

...when you can't stop thinking about how you won't have another opportunity to go to a premiere for probably just under two years, by which time you'll be twenty one.

...when you're gutted that now you'll have to watch the webcast of the premiere on a tiny, tiny little screen while thinking about how you could have been there.

...when you at least hold out hope that if they start making OotP at the beginning of next year, it might come out summer of the following year so at least the cold won't be an issue, hopefully.

azi - Nov 6, 2005 7:02 am (#2112 of 2984)

Awww, Liz that's terrible! Hugs to make you feel better! Being 21 and going to a premire won't be so bad anyway, and yes, there are 3 more premieres going to happen at some point which you could go to.

Liz Mann - Nov 6, 2005 11:56 am (#2113 of 2984)

Thanks, Azi.

Snuffles - Nov 7, 2005 1:53 am (#2114 of 2984)

Never mind Liz. If you try out for Luna you could be walking the red carpet next time!!

Elanor - Nov 7, 2005 12:24 pm (#2115 of 2984)

...when you want to hug Liz, hoping she will feel better too! (((((hugs)))))

...when you're sick and are not that surprised not to feel really better when you realise the laboratory who made the paracetamol is called "Squibb" and the inhalation product you use is made of essence of myrtle and lavander, honestly!

...when seeing "essence of myrtle and lavander" on the said product reminds you at once of CoS and the "essence of Millicent Bullstrode" and you're relieved to know the medicine can't be Polyjuice Potion since it is white.

...when you're surprised and happy to see a report about the GoF premiere in London on the French TV, though you're mad at the reporter who says Harry has to face "Lord Voldamort" in the movie (ok, when you actually shouted something at him you'd better not repeat here. )

...when you wish you could go the French premiere of the movie that will take place tomorrow in Paris instead of going to a boring meeting 500 km far from there. **sigh**

Esther Rose - Nov 7, 2005 2:05 pm (#2116 of 2984)

.... you are already counting down GOF movie release in hours and minutes instead of days. (In US)

247 hours 54 minutes at the time of this post. =)

Liz Mann - Nov 7, 2005 2:15 pm (#2117 of 2984)

...when you'd like to thank Elanor.

...when you are really excited because the film is coming out NEXT WEEK!

...when you get annoyed and nervous when a mere fanfic starts to go in a direction you don't like.

And I don't think I can go for Luna now, because apparently they're down to the last five people. Oh well, I wasn't really serious about it. I'm no actor.

Finn BV - Nov 7, 2005 2:50 pm (#2118 of 2984)

Wait, Liz… how do we know you're not one of those five?? Feel better.

Wow! The movie is coming out next week! It seemed like it wouldn't be for years just in October!

Snuffles - Nov 7, 2005 3:02 pm (#2119 of 2984)

...Your sister in law cannot make the opening night of GOF as she is working nights. I am considering going by myself, then again with her on the 25th but I know I would give myself away by saying things like "You'll like this bit" or " wait for it".

I have promised I won't go without her and will wait an extra week

Elfcat - Nov 7, 2005 5:26 pm (#2120 of 2984)

Snuffles, you are a kind and self-sacrificing person.

...When you were going to put that you're not only waiting anxiously for the movie, but also to begin crossing of days on your 10-day countdown till the premier, but SOMEBODY already topped that.

...when you have been reading up on a new forum you just joined and feel guilty for neglecting the Lex, then decide it serves you right that now you have to catch up on your regular threads.

...when of course you have asked at least two people with suspicious usernames at this new forum if they've ever been to the Lex. (And I haven't been a member over there for a week yet!)

Mediwitch - Nov 7, 2005 6:19 pm (#2121 of 2984)

...when you see an election sign for someone named "Jim Potter" (and your non-Potter-fan husband offers to *borrow* it for you)!

...when you are in a faculty meeting discussing the difficulty keeping the school psychologist position filled, and another teacher makes you choke on your coffee by saying she thinks it's related to the Defense Against the Dark Arts position!

septentrion - Nov 8, 2005 12:24 am (#2122 of 2984)

Snuffles, just think you'll be like the fans who'll have to wait till the 23th (Belgium), the 30th (France) or Dec 2nd (Spain).

Liz Mann - Nov 8, 2005 4:26 am (#2123 of 2984)

...when you see a damaged copy of PoA at work (in a bookstore) and wonder if they'll let you have it cheap (you know that no one else will want it).

...when you are disappointed when they say no.

...when you are really happy when you get into a conversation with one of your collegues about Harry Potter, especially when he asks you if you think Snape is really evil.

Diagon Nilly - Nov 8, 2005 9:41 am (#2124 of 2984)

I found this on a MySpace post. It was so funny I had to share. It's edited for..um...content & context:

You know you're a Harry Potter fan when:

You want to poke Hufflepuffs with spoons, or insist that their House colors indicate that they are "covered in bees".

Regardless how good a fake Australian accent you can do, you'd still imitate Steve Irwin during Care of Magical Creatures class.

You've heard every possible joke about Oliver Wood's name.

You think the Giant Squid is an appropriate date to the Yule Ball.

You want to use Umbridge's quill to write "I told you I was hardcore".

You see a classmate fall asleep and take advantage of that fact to draw a Dark Mark on their arm.

You think House elves are acceptable replacements for Bludgers.

You think Seamus Finnegan is "after me Lucky Charms".

You refer to the Weasley twins as "bookends".

You refer to the Patil twins as "bookends".

You'd bring a Magic Eight Ball to Divination class.

You're overcome with the desire to trip a Hogwarts house elf and yell "Pwned!".

You want to be a sloth Animagus.

You want to be a tribble Animagus.

While you ackowledge you're allowed to have a toad, rat, cat, or owl, you'd rather have a reticulated python, snow leopard, Tasmanian devil, or pirahna.

You weigh the same as a duck.

You want to give Remus Lupin a flea collar.

You want to lick Trevor.

You want to ask the Arithmancy teacher what the square root of -1 is.

You think asking friends "How do you keep a Gryffindor in suspense?" and walking away is funny every time you do it.

You know it would be a bad idea to tell Professor Snape he takes himself too seriously, but you don't care.

You know it would be bad idea to tell Professor McGonagall she takes herself too seriously, but you don't care.

You always offer to prepare tandoori owl for dinner.

You hope in book 7 N.E.W.T potions students will learn to make "Love Potion Number Nine".

You've taken out a life insurance policy on Harry Potter.

Liz Mann - Nov 8, 2005 2:24 pm (#2125 of 2984)

You'd bring a Magic Eight Ball to Divination class.


MWPP - Nov 8, 2005 6:42 pm (#2126 of 2984)

You think asking friends "How do you keep a Gryffindor in suspense?" and walking away is funny every time you do it.

I've got to try that!

When you see "the most severely haunted place in Britain" in your local newspaper and immediately say out loud

That's the Shrieking Shack!

Finn BV - Nov 8, 2005 7:21 pm (#2127 of 2984)

… when you've been really mopey lately because you're not going to the live MuggleCast/PotterCast on Saturday, because you have to go to tennis. (See Finn BV, "You Know You're A Harry Potter/Lexicon Fan When..." #2106, 5 Nov 2005 4:47 pm)

… when you become REALLY REALLY EXCITED because your friend invites you to a pre-screening of GoF on Monday the 14th!! I can't wait!

Herm oh ninny - Nov 9, 2005 3:57 pm (#2128 of 2984)

....when you can't control your excitement because you just got 4 tickets for GOF in Imax in NYC for this Saturday night!! WOOOOHOOOOOOO!!

....when you are even more excited because you also got tickets for the midnight show at AMC Clifton Commons for Thursday!!!

Liz Mann - Nov 9, 2005 4:12 pm (#2129 of 2984)

...when you're jealous of Herm oh ninny because the nearest IMAX theatre to you that's showing it is in Glasgow (and you're near London).

...when you're nonetheless pleased that your tickets are booked to see it at the Odeon where the premiere was on the day of release, and you're going to sit in the front row of the royal circle.

Elfcat - Nov 10, 2005 10:17 am (#2130 of 2984)

...when you are quite proud of your tech teacher for persisting on yelling "Silencio!" to get the class to shut up.

...when you think maybe if you let him borrow your wand it would work

...when your mom tells you to forget something so you can act surprised later and you point at yourself and say "Obliviate" then get up and wander away like you don't know where you are

Soul Mate for Sirius - Nov 10, 2005 6:40 pm (#2131 of 2984)

...when you make your friends wait to get lunch until almost 5p.m. because you promised another forum member you'd be in the chat room in time to talk to them before it was too late in their time zone!

...when said friends protest that you're blowing them off for somone you've never met, you're shocked and exclaim, "but this is important! I promised! She's like family!" and then don't understand why they don't get it! (Silly muggles!!)

Pinky Prime - Nov 11, 2005 10:20 am (#2132 of 2984)

When you can make up words that describe feeling using characters in the HP series. Feeling Hermione-ish, feeling very Creevy, or Dumbledorish. Because I saw all these things in the Forum. I now slip up sometimes and say them in normal conversations with my wife and kids.

Tazzygirl - Nov 11, 2005 12:58 pm (#2133 of 2984)

...when your two year old cousin wants to go to the zoo but you say five more minutes so you can check the threads and chat room...

Tazzygirl - Nov 11, 2005 7:51 pm (#2134 of 2984)

...when getting to the said zoo you get to the reptile house and see the Boa Constrictor and look around to see if the Dursleys and Harry are around...

...when the two year old cousin runs up to her mom and announces that she loves Harry Potter even though she is too little to understand the books and watch the movies... can't wait until she does!

Liz Mann - Nov 12, 2005 12:48 pm (#2135 of 2984)

...when you see a calender on ferrets and find it inexplicably amused.

Finn BV - Nov 12, 2005 1:10 pm (#2136 of 2984)

… when your science teacher is rambling on about the Periodic Table, but you suddenly wak up when he mentions silver, gold, and Alchemy.

… when he says that "Unfortunately, there are no more people who practice Alchemy today" and you think "Ha!"

… when you try to earn extra credit by shouting out the terms you learned by reading Elanor's (Audrey's) Accio paper – ouroboros, nigredo, albedo, etc. – and attempting to explain what they mean (**waves to Audrey**).

… when you're thoroughly upset that your science teacher is so oblivious that he makes no acknowledgement of what you're saying.

Elanor - Nov 13, 2005 1:09 am (#2137 of 2984)

...when you're so very proud while reading Finn's post! **waves back** Don't worry about your teacher Finn, he quite probably did that because you knew more than him on the subject.

...when you're driving alone, at midnight, on a deserted country road in a lashing rain and you don't feel at ease at all but the HP soundtrack you hear cheers you up all the way back home.

...when hearing the CoS's Duelling Club's track makes you think of the movie and it seems you can almost hear Malfoy's disdainful voice asking you "Scared Spindler?" and you firmly "answer" him "You wish!" aloud and feel at once better.

Dragonesss - Nov 13, 2005 2:06 am (#2138 of 2984)
Edited by Nov 13, 2005 1:09 am

When you find that really amusing fan site called Harry Potter - The Musical(s) and you just cannot stop signing (to the tune of Do-Re-Mi)

S - he's head of Slytherin

E - there's Envy in his heart

V - there's Venom in his grin

E - he plays an Evil part

R - he's really, really Rude

U - to every one of Us

S - his Surly attitude!

That why he's called Se-ver-us!

The giant squid - Nov 13, 2005 2:38 am (#2139 of 2984)

...When a friend invites you to join him in viewing GoF next Saturday and you say yes immediately, even though you'll already have seen it Thursday afternoon.

...When you ask a coworker if he can work a few hours on Thursday so that you can go to the other theater & screen GoF and he doesn't even bat an eye. (He said yes, of course...I make his schedule and he needs the money. )

Choices - Nov 14, 2005 6:42 pm (#2140 of 2984)

I had cataract surgery this afternoon. I was teasing the O.R. nurse before we began that I wanted to have good eyesight so I could fully enjoy the new Harry Potter movie coming out this Friday. My eye surgeon heard us talking and announced that he was a big HP fan, so while he operated on my eye, we discussed Harry Potter. It made the surgery much more pleasant. He told me he had a toilet in his house that his family named "Moaning Myrtle" because it made all sorts of funny noises. LOL You find HP fans everywhere!!

Elfcat - Nov 15, 2005 10:59 am (#2141 of 2984)

OK this isn't quite a "when you" but it was HP related and it was cool. Yesterday It was four days until GoF, right? That didn't register for me until later in the day and I was feeling like a bad fan as a result. Then I looked at the clock and it was exactly 4:44 pm. So at 4:44 on the 14th it was 4 days to the 4th movie. Yah. Maybe you had to be there, but I thought it was kinda freaky.

azi - Nov 15, 2005 2:08 pm (#2142 of 2984)

...when you have to laugh at a HP joke on a Wotsits packet even though it's really bad.

Q. What special software does Harry Potter have on his computer?

A. A spell checker!

Finn BV - Nov 15, 2005 6:04 pm (#2143 of 2984)

… when you laugh too!

hawick girl - Nov 15, 2005 7:31 pm (#2144 of 2984)

...when you read a Headline in the newspaper Forget magic carpet ride; go for clean sweep and think that the columnist knows more than he ought to or is an endorser of the Clean Sweep Co.

...when seeing the preview of GoF (saw Zathura and it was awsome) was very happy to see it, but thought it was priceless when my nephew said, "Holy Mackerel!" and was sent into fits of laughter.

...when having already bought tickets last Saturday for the midnight showing of GoF on Thursday Night/Friday Morning. BTW I'm #28.

T Brightwater - Nov 16, 2005 9:20 am (#2145 of 2984)

...when the first thing you think of upon hearing that a Snowy Owl was seen near Indianapolis last May is that it must have been delivering a message. (That's way too far south for a normal Snowy Owl, especially in May.)

Elfcat - Nov 16, 2005 10:24 am (#2146 of 2984)

...when you are watching a documentary on Albert Einstein and are pleased to note that the actress who plays his wife is Moaning Myrtle

Liz Mann - Nov 16, 2005 12:04 pm (#2147 of 2984)

...when you keep thinking, "GoF is the day after tomorrow!"

Madam Pince - Nov 17, 2005 7:32 am (#2148 of 2984)

....when you get ridiculously excited to see "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire -- 12:01" appear on your homepage's daily "My Movies" listing for your local theatre!! (even though you won't be able to go....)

Liz Mann - Nov 17, 2005 2:06 pm (#2149 of 2984)

...when you get excited every time you see a GoF advert on TV or on a bus.

...when you are starting to get really excited because it's TOMORROW!

Emily - Nov 17, 2005 3:22 pm (#2150 of 2984)

...when you are REALLY EXCITED because your mom must have gone temporarily insane, and bought tickets to the Midnight Showing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please forgive the allcaps, I'm bouncing off the walls right now... I thought for sure they'd be sold out and I wouldn't be able to see it until,like, next Thursday. So,I suppose,

...when you have horrible thoughts about how you won't be able to come on the forum or talk to any of my HP-addicted friends because you won't have seen the movie.

But that's all OK now!!!!!!!!!1

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Tazzygirl - Nov 18, 2005 7:06 am (#2151 of 2984)

When you have a teacher named Ratliffe, and you automatically change it to Ratcliffe, then wonder if they are somehow related...

When you have a huge paper due for a class and you procrastinate so much by being on the forum that you end up not finishing the paper until a week later, and then tell your teacher your computer crashed for that week so that she will accept your late paper (whew, that was a looooong sentence!). (Bad Tazzy! ) maybe this should go on the thread 'What you shouldn't do...'

Elfcat - Nov 18, 2005 10:43 am (#2152 of 2984)

...When you ecstatic because you thought you weren't going to get to go the GoF today but it turns out the friend I usually go with has a thing for Traditions and I AM GOING TODAY!!!! w00t!!

Soul Mate for Sirius - Nov 18, 2005 11:59 am (#2153 of 2984)

...when you get on the forum and it's torture not to check the chat thread or the GoF movie thread to get the details before you see the movie!


Liz Mann - Nov 18, 2005 12:19 pm (#2154 of 2984)

...when the first thing when you come home from seeing the movie is start on your review for your journal.

...when you are proud that you managed to avoid the GoF movie thread leading up to the release.

...when you came out of the cinema and wanted to go back in and see it again.

...when you are hoping to see it again either tomorrow or the day after (and hoping against hope that it won't be sold out).

freshwater - Nov 19, 2005 10:51 pm (#2155 of 2984)

....when you walk out of your first viewing of GoF and head right for the counter to buy tickets for the next show and go right back in to watch it again.

.....when McGonagall is telling the Gryffindors to not act like "blabbering, blubbering, bouncing, bunglers" (or something like that) and your son leans over to say, "Try saying that 5 times fast" at the same moment as Fred (George?) is leaning over to whisper that to George (Fred?). I was SO proud! **beaming**

Liz Mann - Nov 20, 2005 6:48 am (#2156 of 2984)

Actually it was baboons, not bunglers.

...when you come out of seeing GoF for the first time, and want to go straight back in again too. But we had to get home.

...when you go see it again the very next day instead.

Good Evans - Nov 20, 2005 12:10 pm (#2157 of 2984)

whe you are sat in a meeting, waiting for a senior civil servant to arrive and you wonder aloud whether he will apparate in front of the projector... and a highly respected colleague announces that she thinks he may be a bit too muggle to do so!!!

Liz Mann - Nov 21, 2005 9:07 am (#2158 of 2984)

...when you see the word 'Finn' in a newspaper and think of the Lex member.

...when you're going to use your best friend coming back from Singapore as an excuse to see the film again.

Finn BV - Nov 21, 2005 2:53 pm (#2159 of 2984)

Haha. Hi Liz!! What was the context, do you remember?

Diagon Nilly - Nov 21, 2005 2:57 pm (#2160 of 2984)

-When you see flyers posted around your college campus for a S.P.E.W. group and wonder where the university even keeps house elves.

-You think your college is the coolest place ever when you learn that S.P.E.W. stands for "Study Proper English Writing", and it's a group formed by the English department to help the literature majors. You also learn the faculty member who created S.P.E.W. is a Ph.D who's a huge Harry Potter fan.

azi - Nov 22, 2005 11:51 am (#2161 of 2984)

Ooo, a SPEW society. I'd join it just for the name!

...when you see a girl wearing a Gryffindor scarf and earmuffs and immediately think of Dumbledore

Emily - Nov 22, 2005 3:04 pm (#2162 of 2984)

... when you think it should have been called The Society for the Promotion of English Writing. Just a bit closer....

...when you would also join SPEW just to be able to tell people you are in it.

azi - Nov 23, 2005 9:04 am (#2163 of 2984)

...When a group of people are discussing the HP books on the bus and it takes all of your resolve not to join in and explain to them how Horcruxes work, in your opinion.

Liz Mann - Nov 23, 2005 1:39 pm (#2164 of 2984)

No, Finn, I don't. Something about people going swimming in ice cold water, I think.

Finn BV - Nov 23, 2005 8:51 pm (#2165 of 2984)

Haha. Oh, well, Liz.

… when a kid at your school who knows you are an HP fan comes up to you and says that he thinks Dobby is RAB and Harry is a Horcrux and explains some random story to you, and you really would like to believe it but wish you had time to explain why you think not, so you say to save time just go to the Forum, but he has no idea what you are talking about, and you sigh. ::sigh::

… when you are glad your mom enjoyed GoF even though she was utterly confused but you taken pride in explaining the whole Crouch storyline. For the most part she got it though, which was good.

… when you make friends with an adult at a party because she is so envious you have seen GoF already.

… when you're really sad you will be away from the forum for 4 days and hope that the Potty HQ thread doesn't get out of hand.

Liz Mann - Nov 24, 2005 9:28 am (#2166 of 2984)

...when you highly doubt that the Potty HQ thread won't have got out of hand by the time Finn gets back.

...when you hear two women on the train talking about GoF, and start evesdropping on them. (Neither had seen it yet, but they have had it recommended to them by someone else, and they're not uninterested.)

Emily - Nov 24, 2005 9:31 am (#2167 of 2984)

...when yuu absolutely cannot believe that three of your friends have not seen GoF yet, and insist that they come see it with you.

...when you see nothing wrong with seeing the movie three times in six days.

...when you would like to tell someone you've never really met (hemFinnhemm) to stop worrying, Potty HQ will be fine.

Waves hi to Liz*

Liz Mann - Nov 24, 2005 9:35 am (#2168 of 2984)

*waves back to Emily*

Boy, people sure are friendly around here.

The giant squid - Nov 24, 2005 3:36 pm (#2169 of 2984)

...When, while waiting in line to get tickets for GoF, you use information learned on the Forum to clear up someone else's timeline issues with Chronicles of Narnia (specifically, why have Lion as the first movie when Magician's Nephew takes place first).

Denise P. - Nov 25, 2005 11:09 am (#2170 of 2984)

When you see a headline that says "Nevada Man Arrested for Stealing Legos" and you immediately think of Squid Mike since you know he lives in Nevada and likes Legos. You also knew he would never do that and besides, the man was from Reno.

The giant squid - Nov 26, 2005 12:54 am (#2171 of 2984)

You also knew he would never do that and besides, the man was from Reno.

For some reason that phrase made me think, "I've never seen her before and besides, she said she was 18." But I'm odd that way.

No, that wasn't me...I can't seem to find all 4 sets in one place anyway.

Denise P. - Nov 26, 2005 8:15 am (#2172 of 2984)

Mike, sorry to say...Legos and Nevada are firmly in my mind as Squid Mike so it was natural to think of you first. Funny how things get associated in your mind. Many years ago, a group of us stood in the French Quarter in New Orleans sniffling as a song played on a loud speaker. Why? It was the song that played during the montage of a character on a show after she was killed LOL

Liz Mann - Nov 26, 2005 2:13 pm (#2173 of 2984)

...when you get really upset when a major character dies in a fanfic (even though that character already died in canon).

freshwater - Nov 26, 2005 5:38 pm (#2174 of 2984)

...when you absolutely cannot believe that your local movie theater does not have one single HP poster up anywhere!

....when your irritation leads you to suspect that some $%^*&*(*^&%^ theater employee sold them on e-Bay! How likely is that, Squid Mike?

The giant squid - Nov 26, 2005 8:09 pm (#2175 of 2984)

Well, it's likely that some theater employee took 'em all home... Our thater doesn't have "Now Playing" poster cases, just "Coming Soon", so once a movie is released the poster comes down and is replaced. The exceptions are for big movies that we're doing a big promotion for (HP would have been one of these exceptions had it come to our theater).

...When you are disappointed that the GoF movie didn't have any cool promo stuff like PoA (lamppost, inflatable Aunt Marge) for me to "appropriate".


Marie E. - Nov 26, 2005 9:54 pm (#2176 of 2984)

...when you're disturbed enough about the lack of HP LEGOs at the Target stores to go check out the Walmart nearest you. You will all be relieved to hear that the Walmart had a full shelf full. Actually, all the mermaid sets were sold out.

Finn BV - Nov 27, 2005 2:29 pm (#2177 of 2984)

Haha. *waves to everybody including thief squid* And Liz and Emily, thanks for your concern, only 33 fast posts on the Potty HQ thread (not joking, most of them are about a sentence long asking for letters ). Unfortunately the GoF movie thread has 52 posts and there's no way I'm getting into that. The Chat thread had 59 posts last time I looked and it's growing rapidly…

Ok, let's see how many I remember from my vacation:

… when you're watching home improvement shows with your grandmother and aunt on The Learning Channel, aka TLC, and can't help but thinking of The Leaky Cauldron.

… when you nearly fall over in your seat and cannot stop laughing when you see there is a MARK EVANS in the crew of GoF. I forgot what his position is, but when I see it again I'll let you know. It's about 2-3 minutes into the credits, if I recall correctly. He's in the center of the three columns of people.

… when you're really bored in a candy shop, but your eyes light up when you see Ice Mice, Droobles' Best Blowing Gum, and Bertie Botts' Every Flavor Beans and inspect them curiously!

Liz Mann - Nov 27, 2005 2:55 pm (#2178 of 2984)

...when you have had a Harry Potter dream and are really annoyed because you can't remember all of it. I do know that I was trying to hide from servents of Voldemort (who were actually Pain and Panic from Hercules). King's Cross and my old school featured.

freshwater - Nov 27, 2005 8:49 pm (#2179 of 2984)

Thanks for the info, Mike. This theater didn't even have any HP posters up earlier when it would have been a "coming attraction", which, of course (CONSTANT VIGILANCE!), leads me to the conclusion of e-Bay piracy.

....when you worry that your HP obsession may be causing you to become as paranoid as Mad Eye.

Tazzygirl - Nov 27, 2005 9:31 pm (#2180 of 2984)

When you are watching a video created by your teacher on technology for kids with disabilities and in the background, on a computer screen, is the book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. You then get super excited and fast forward the video to get to the part where your teacher talks about PS/SS, ignoring all the other interesting gadgets he shares... and then you wonder if he is a fan of HP too. (PS/SS was used as an example for a magnifying machine that is used to help visually impaired people read and write.)

When you see the PS/SS book in the video and instantly want to post it on this thread!

Emily - Nov 28, 2005 5:29 pm (#2181 of 2984)

...when you are really mad at yourself because you had this long, thought out response to something on the Snape thread, and accidently deleted it! I never post on the Snape thread, but I read it, and I really wanted to respond to one point. And now it's gone! *frustrated* Oh well, just thought I'd share...

...when you are mad at yourself for above item, but know people will understand.

...when you are, in fact, slightly scared of the Snape thread because of the enormous speed at which it progresses.

*Sigh* Oh well.

Finn BV - Nov 28, 2005 7:31 pm (#2182 of 2984)

… when you too are scared at the size of the thread, but are absolute astonished at Gina's statement here from a while ago: Gina R Snape, "-- Vote" #409, 7 Nov 2005 8:01 pm

… when you see that one "M. Williams" arranged a musical piece and instinctively think that Arthur Weasley's film portrayer must be involved in music.

freshwater - Nov 28, 2005 9:03 pm (#2183 of 2984)

....when you are discussing a Weekly Reader article on candle safety with a student and the tip "never place a candle on a surface that can catch fire" causes him to say, "You mean like a table? Cause it's got to sit on something. It can't just float in the air!" and you can't resist saying, "You mean like in the Great Hall in Hogwarts?" **grin** (I suppose I am rather easily entertained!)

Aw, Finn....that's a nice pic of you.....so you're smart, savvy, and cute, too! **pinches your cheek**I'm old enough you be your mom, and maybe your grandma, so I get to say stuff like that!**

Finn BV - Nov 29, 2005 11:07 am (#2184 of 2984)

Haha, thanks freshwater, I've changed the pic now, to a much more spectacular view.

Elanor - Nov 30, 2005 12:21 am (#2185 of 2984)

...when it's 8 am and you're already very excited because today is the day... of GoF's release here and you're going to see it tonight. At last!

...when you know you have a lot of work to do today, including a 3 hours long sport meeting with kids from different school this afternoon (I'm so (not) looking forward going there, 150 kids about 6 to 8 years old in a gymnasium all afternoon long...) but you know that thinking of GoF will help.

...when you're very happy to have read the GoF thread those last weeks because you think that now "you are ready, you are prepared" to see what they've done to your beloved GoF story.

...when, last evening, you were having dinner with some friends and one of them (who haven't read the books) was denigrating HP and you were trying hard to remember the exact quote Amilia posted on the forum some days ago:
So when you hear someone sneer at the Harry Potter books, either they haven't read them, and are therefore too ignorant to be listened to, or they haven't understood them, and are therefore not clever enough to take part in serious adult conversations.
and it makes you feel much better at once! Thanks Amilia!

Amilia Smith - Nov 30, 2005 12:59 am (#2186 of 2984)

Glad to help! Enjoy the movie tonight. :-)


septentrion - Nov 30, 2005 1:33 am (#2187 of 2984)

...when people ask what you do today and when you say you go to the cinema, they understand without saying that you have a day off to see GoF. Am I that predictable ?

Elfcat - Nov 30, 2005 9:03 am (#2188 of 2984)

...when it REALLY gets on your nerves that the days when you have stuff to say here are the days that the tech teacher turns off the internet

...when you are surprised that people have to ask if you've been to GoF yet

...when you stood outside the theater in line for 45 minutes (small theater, small crowd) on the 18th

...when your friend who came with you had a "Support Cedric Diggory" button and you were jealous

...when said friend didn't want to be a "nerd" by wearing it to the film itself and you intantly claimed it (She let me keep it! w00t!)

...when you and your friends had a few laughs at the Lex's expense in the car going to and from the theater. I told them how we had been furious since, like, forever about Hermione's dress being the wrong color and they thought that was funny for some reason.

...when on the way back yur friend agree that Hermy's dress was messed up and you are rather proud of them

...when one of the greatest challenges in your life now is not spoiling the movie for those who have not yet been

...when you are excited because your sister has actually read GoF and will therefore notice all issues with the movie and you hope this will finally convince her to read the other books

Finn BV - Nov 30, 2005 11:24 am (#2189 of 2984)

… when you are talking about labyrinths in History class (Greece) and you immediately think of the maze in GoF and the "labyrinth of houses" in Spinner's End.

… when you really want to go to this thread to write it down.

… when your teacher says that labyrinths are very common in art and literature, and you enforce your thinking to HP.

… when she goes on to say, "For example, take a look at Harry Potter. If you've just seen 'Goblet of Fire' you know that there's a maze in the end" and you smile really hard, even though it's mention of the movie and not the book.

… when you go immediately to this thread to write it down (still in history right now!).

Have fun at the movie, Audrey and septentrion!

septentrion - Nov 30, 2005 11:54 am (#2190 of 2984)

thanks Finn ! however, I must say I enjoyed PoA wayyyyyy more much. It was nice though because the audience was full with children and they cheer and clapped when the lights went dim.

...you know you're a Snape fan when you concentrate more on noticing Snape whenever you can rather than on the plot while watching GoF

CatherineHermiona - Nov 30, 2005 11:56 am (#2191 of 2984)

... when you go to see GoF two days in a row (well, that happened accidentally, but anyway)

... when you hang out on the HP Lexicon for hours and look every minute does anyone write something

... when you are in the chat room for two hours and no-one appeares until you need to go to bed (as me now, I'm still in the chat room)

... when you see Dino in the school and you think of Finn immediately (that happens every time since that Finn's avatar with his face)

... when you are really jealous because some people have class with computers or laptops and can go to Lex almost anytime!

I'm still in the chat room. Kate

Eponine - Nov 30, 2005 9:20 pm (#2192 of 2984)

When you're walking through the library straightening up and you see a book open on a table at least 5 feet away, but you know it's HBP because of the size and the font even when you can't see the cover of the book.

When you leave the book there instead of putting it away in case some kid comes back to keep reading.

When you're disappointed at the end of the night to find it in the exact same spot as before.

Liz Mann - Dec 1, 2005 10:28 am (#2193 of 2984)

...when you're on the London Underground coming home, and when you pass Leicester Square you and your Mum both joke that you should go see Harry Potter.

...when you can't believe that someone has actually published an article saying that she thinks J.K. Rowling doesn't actually exist, and that Jo is a skilled actress pretending to be the author when really Harry Potter was created by big companies as part of a worldwide conspiracy to sell books. Apparently something that successful couldn't possibly have been cooked up by one person and J.K's rags to riches story is not believable.

haymoni - Dec 1, 2005 4:35 pm (#2194 of 2984)

when you think "That's almost as good a story as the one you heard about a young orphan who finds out he's a wizard!"

freshwater - Dec 1, 2005 9:59 pm (#2195 of 2984)

.....when you pass a business called "Tropical Pool and Spa" and notice that the "l"in pool is burned out......and it reminds you of Fred and George's window display in HBP.

....when you laugh out loud about that even though you are too old to enjoy bathroom humor.

The giant squid - Dec 2, 2005 5:22 am (#2196 of 2984)

freshwater, you're never too old to enjoy a good poo joke...

T Brightwater - Dec 2, 2005 10:02 am (#2197 of 2984)

...when your lute student is working on left-hand shifts, and you find yourself saying "Destination, Deliberation, Determination."

freshwater - Dec 2, 2005 11:04 pm (#2198 of 2984)

....when one of your students does not ask if you've seen the new HP movie, but just jumps right in with "What was your favorite part in the HP movie?"

....when, a few moments later, you begin to call on this student (names starts with "D") and you stop short and then say, "I almost called you 'Draco'!"

....when the student is not at all offended, but smiles really big, and you understand completely.

Thanks for that bit of wisdom (post 2196), giant squid. ;-) I feel better now.

kaykay1970 - Dec 3, 2005 9:51 am (#2199 of 2984)

When while playing with a huge train set at a children's hospital you are disappointed that there is no Hogwarts Express in the display.

Choices - Dec 3, 2005 11:43 am (#2200 of 2984)

....when you go to WalMart and find a large brown plastic owl with big amber eyes (about 16 inches tall), name him Errol, put a Santa hat on him and tell everyone it's a Christmas decoration. What a hoot!!

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Finn BV - Dec 3, 2005 12:15 pm (#2201 of 2984)

What a hoot!! --Choices

LOL. Pun intended?

Choices - Dec 3, 2005 6:43 pm (#2202 of 2984)

LOL Of course!

Seriously, I'm trying to find him some owl treats for Christmas.

Mediwitch - Dec 3, 2005 10:42 pm (#2203 of 2984)

...when you are playing "Bookworm" and you try to find as many HP words as possible; "git" and "luna" were among the acceptable ones!

...when you get a wireless router at home, and your husband's first comment was "Now you can take Harry to bed!" since most of my internet time is in the evenings, and most of that is spent on HP sites!

Liz Mann - Dec 4, 2005 11:44 am (#2204 of 2984)

...when you see the film again and think that it would have been even better if you had worked with Newell. He would have made it a good film and I would have made it a faithful adaptation.

...when you start wondering how you would go about trying to get that job for OotP or HBP. Hmmm... maybe I should have tried for the part of Luna, after all.

freshwater - Dec 4, 2005 2:48 pm (#2205 of 2984)

Mediwitch wrote: ...when you get a wireless router at home, and your husband's first comment was "Now you can take Harry to bed!" since most of my internet time is in the evenings, and most of that is spent on HP sites!

Mediwitch, you have your husband's permission?!? Way to go, girl! (**giggle** Just kidding! *smirk*)

azi - Dec 5, 2005 9:33 am (#2206 of 2984)

Woohoo, I had my first HP dream in ages!

I was a ninja/auror on the run from the Ministry of Magic because I'd killed someone. There I was running and fighting them, using all my ninja moves (like running up walls) and I ran into a train station because I was meaning to make a muggle escape by train. Unfortunately, I had 45mins to wait for the next train to the place I wanted to go and needed to avoid them until then. I managed to give them the slip by disguising myself as a muggle.

I got on a train, which turned out to be the wrong train as it didn't stop at my station (although it did go somewhere nearby, at which point I thought, 'Wait a moment, that place doesn't have a train station!'), so I decided to apparate to a station in a different place.

At this point the dream stopped being HP related as I was myself again.

Liz Mann - Dec 5, 2005 10:02 am (#2207 of 2984)

Cool, Sabby! Could I put that dream on my dreams page?

azi - Dec 5, 2005 11:44 am (#2208 of 2984)

Go for it!

septentrion - Dec 5, 2005 12:14 pm (#2209 of 2984)

...when all the items you're watching on ebay are Snape's wand.

Snuffles - Dec 5, 2005 4:01 pm (#2210 of 2984)

....When after reading the posts on You Know You're A Harry Potter/Lexicon Fan when.. you wonder if Septentrion bought any of the wands on ebay!!

Emily - Dec 5, 2005 5:52 pm (#2211 of 2984)

...when you also have had a HP dream recently. Unfortunately, I can't remember mine. I kept forgetting to post this. Doesn't it seem like everyone has HP dreams at once on here?

Madam Pince - Dec 5, 2005 8:31 pm (#2212 of 2984)

I had something like three HP dreams in the week before we got to go see GOF. Can you say "obsessed?" (I can't remember any of the dreams now, but I did at the time, and they were way cool.)

Mediwitch - Dec 5, 2005 8:50 pm (#2213 of 2984)

freshwater - Yeah, but I guess that means I have to resign from the Fans With Significant Others Who Don't Understand HP group! He's coming around!!!

The giant squid - Dec 6, 2005 2:20 am (#2214 of 2984)

...When you are reading about Nikola Tesla (inventor, physicist and veritable "mad scientist"), see that he was born in Smiljan, Croatia and think, "I wonder if that's anywhere near Lina's hometown?"

CatherineHermiona - Dec 6, 2005 3:12 am (#2215 of 2984)

Oh, so-so. It's in Lika, a bit souther. Why do you call Nikola Tesla "mad scientist"? You know, there is a movie about Nikola Tesla. Very interesting. Only on Croatian......


septentrion - Dec 6, 2005 4:59 am (#2216 of 2984)

Snuffles, I tried but the bids always went to high for my taste, though I haven't renounced yet. I already have a wand, but it's just it's Snape's wand. I think of it like a treat to me for Christmas

haymoni - Dec 6, 2005 2:00 pm (#2217 of 2984)

...when you KNOW that Liz should have tried out for the Luna part after all!!!

The giant squid - Dec 6, 2005 3:14 pm (#2218 of 2984)

Why do you call Nikola Tesla "mad scientist"?--CatherineHermiona

Because he was a scientist and was believed by many to be quite insane. It's a descriptive, not a judgement--many of my colleagues think the same of me (minus the scientist part).

Snuffles - Dec 6, 2005 3:23 pm (#2219 of 2984)

.....you wonder if Squid Mike ever sleeps!! You were posting about 2am this morning! or don't squid need sleep?!?!?!

The giant squid - Dec 7, 2005 2:48 am (#2220 of 2984)

Hey, between 2am & 2pm there's plenty of time for sleep. I work evenings and sleep in the early mornings (4-5am to noon or so).

...When you're living proof that it's never too early/late to be thinking HP.

Finn BV - Dec 7, 2005 4:34 pm (#2221 of 2984)

Snuffles, Squid and I have had this discussion numerous times.

… when you're proud to say you and Squid Mike have had this discussion numerous times.

If I weren't lazy, I would show you the post on the Harry Potter thread where he posted at 3:38 or so.

Liz Mann - Dec 7, 2005 5:05 pm (#2222 of 2984)

Thanks Haymoni.

And thanks, Azi. I've put it up. Oh, and sorry for calling you Sabby, which I've only just realised I did.

Diagon Nilly - Dec 8, 2005 1:48 am (#2223 of 2984)

When you go to the local supermarket and you notice that thin, pale cashier with the greasy, black hair and the large nose and you're like, "*gasp*, it's that SNAPE guy!"

When you avoid going to the Snape guy's register because you're somehow intimidated.

When you're getting checked at the register next to the Snape guy, and even though you're a grown woman and you know this guy is just some eccentric cashier, you still regress to a 15-year-old and your inner monologue goes, "iiiiiieeeeeeeeee!!!!omigodi'marmslengthfromSNAPEGUY!!"

When you're ready to leave and you notice Snape guy is exchanging friendly banter with his co-workers and it warms your heart because Snape guy has friends and he won't freak out in 10 years and throw the owner of the supermarker off the roof.

septentrion - Dec 8, 2005 3:31 am (#2224 of 2984)

...when Diagon Nilly's post gives you the urge to move

azi - Dec 8, 2005 3:54 am (#2225 of 2984)

There are so many people who look like Snape out there it's scary! I would have deliberately chosen his row, just to see how he copes with muggle ways and means!

No problem, Liz! I thought it was funny!

Elfcat - Dec 8, 2005 10:05 am (#2226 of 2984)

(Skipped one last time)

...when, by total coincidence, you begin to implement your plan to start getting up earlier on the day of the GoF premier, and your mom automatically assumes that the reason you are up a six thirty is because you're excited for the movie.

Elanor - Dec 8, 2005 10:09 am (#2227 of 2984)

...when you hear the news and the journalist talks about a baby who fell from the 9th floor and is miraculously unharmed and you wonder if it was Uncle Algie who made him fall, trying to find out if the baby was a wizard or not...

...when the said journalist says it was a small roof that saved his life but you're still a bit suspicious, that would be such a good tale for the muggles...

haymoni - Dec 8, 2005 10:40 am (#2228 of 2984)

...when a co-worker tells you that a Shrinking Charm was placed on her keys and you know right away that she lost them! She ordered a new discount grocery card, which broke the charm because she found the set of keys - I mean, they were restored to their usual size - when she got home.

septentrion - Dec 9, 2005 12:00 pm (#2229 of 2984)

...when to get your attention in meeting, your boss call you "madame Potter".

...when you wish she said "madame Snape" (sorry Gina) but didn't correct her because it would have taken too much to explain

...when no one is surprised you went to see GoF a second time although you claimed it to be the worst of the four movies. Well I found it better the second time.

Liz Mann - Dec 9, 2005 1:51 pm (#2230 of 2984)

...when you are pleased that Goblet has been nominated for a couple of Satilite awards, but don't understand the catagories at all - best costume design and best original song ("Magic Works").

timrew - Dec 9, 2005 6:32 pm (#2231 of 2984)

Sattelite Awards:- Understanding What's Going On Without Having Read The Book.......................No Award.

Don't get me wrong! I enjoyed the film; but you really have to read the book!

freshwater - Dec 10, 2005 7:28 pm (#2232 of 2984)

.....when in a public restroom you wave your hand in front of the motion-activated paper towel dispenser, and you feel like you've done wandless magic.

Choices - Dec 10, 2005 7:31 pm (#2233 of 2984)

.....Or you go into one of those restrooms where the toilet flushes automatically when you are finished and you murmur....."Thanks Myrtle".

septentrion - Dec 11, 2005 3:00 am (#2234 of 2984)

...when you feel giddy when you are given a Snape figurine

Elanor - Dec 11, 2005 3:16 am (#2235 of 2984)

...when, though there are too many things you didn't like in the GoF movie, you can't help but buy some GoF movie stickers.

...when seeing a sticker showing a picture from a deleted scene in the movie, Snape and Karkaroff talking outside during the yule ball, you think of Gina and Septentrion, knowing they would love it too!

Diagon Nilly - Dec 11, 2005 12:54 pm (#2236 of 2984)

Septentrion, was that one of the Gentle Giant mini busts?

T Brightwater - Dec 11, 2005 3:36 pm (#2237 of 2984)

...when you're experimenting with recipes and find that maybe you do have something in common with Snape after all.

Tazzygirl - Dec 13, 2005 12:40 am (#2238 of 2984)

...When you go watch The Chronicles of Narnia, and when you see the kids at the train station you automatically look for Platform 9 3/4... and expect the train to be the Hogwarts Express...

...When said kids are enroute to wherever they were going you hope they stop at Hogwarts...

(I think I was thinking all this partly because I really wanted to watch GoF again, but my sister wanted to see Narnia. She just doesn't understand... )

septentrion - Dec 13, 2005 3:06 am (#2239 of 2984)

Diagon Nilly, it isn't a bust, it's a "complete" figurine. It's this one but without the box (sorry, couldn't find a better photo) : photo

Diagon Nilly - Dec 13, 2005 10:33 am (#2240 of 2984)
Edited by Dec 13, 2005 9:35 am

Ah, the action figure! I have one, but he's living in storage right now in a box with Promethea. I don't know if Sev likes having Promethea as a boxmate being she's a pretty commanding woman. But I'm sure Ash from Army of Darkness will come to his rescue if she starts getting too aggressive.

Uh...which brings me to: you know you're a Harry Potter/Lexicon fan when you even care about the fate of your Harry Potter action figures.

That Gentle Giant bust is niiiiice, though. I want me one for the holidays, but they're hard to find and a bit expensive at almost $50. Sev is worth it though.

oh, and one more: you know you're a Harry Potter/Lexicon fan when the Noble collection catalogue has become your favorite bathroom reading material. Holy heck to I want me that replica Hogwarts! And the wands! and the time turner! And Lucius's cane! And the sword of Gryffindor! And...

Choices - Dec 13, 2005 12:11 pm (#2241 of 2984)

I have Harry's wand and the time-turner, but I am lusting after that $300. replica of Hogwarts castle. It is gorgeous. My daughter and I have birthdays coming up in the Spring and we may go in together and buy it for ourselves. I love the Noble Collection - it is my new wish book!!

haymoni - Dec 13, 2005 1:59 pm (#2242 of 2984)

...when a co-worker who is still reading HBP with his children says, "Dumbledore dies????" and you have sense enough to say, "How far have you read?" before you answer the question.

Liz Mann - Dec 13, 2005 6:22 pm (#2243 of 2984)

$300 replica of Hogwarts castle??? *goes off and looks* OMG! *drools* But the Noble Collection DON'T SHIP ANYWHERE OTHER THAN THE U.S. AND CANADA!!! *sob*

haymoni - Dec 13, 2005 8:36 pm (#2244 of 2984)

...when you want to remind Liz that she has plenty of friends on the Forum from the US & Canada who would LOVE to look at, admire, drool over, caress longingly and then reship her $300 Hogwarts replica - minus the drool.

Diagon Nilly - Dec 13, 2005 9:32 pm (#2245 of 2984)

When you wouldn't promise anything about the drool. But, know there will be no extra charge for the drool - it comes free with the shipping.

Elfcat - Dec 14, 2005 10:29 am (#2246 of 2984)

...when you are trying to use the surfer word "gnarly" and you spell it "knarly"

...when you don't realize that this is incorrect until about an hour later

Marie E. - Dec 15, 2005 11:24 pm (#2247 of 2984)

...when you can't say the word 'nearly' in your house without someone doing a "Hermione" ex: "we're nearly out of bread." "nearly breadless? How can we be nearly breadless?" Usually it's my husband. Silly muggle.

Finn BV - Dec 16, 2005 8:07 pm (#2248 of 2984)

… when you decide to pop in SS to the DVD player when you parents tell you to find "a good DVD."

… when you jump right to the Quidditch scene because you really want to watch the film with your parents, and know your dad's favorite is the Quidditch scene.

… when you get up to the chess game, and right before the sword of the king falls to Harry's feet, Harry says "Checkmate," you say "Chaquemate" (sp?) because you watched the movie in Spanish with Spanish audio (usually my school does that when it's the week leading up to a long break).

haymoni - Dec 16, 2005 8:28 pm (#2249 of 2984)

...when you are thrilled to death when your 5-year-old daughter says that she is now going to say Harry like "Hahry" instead of "Hairy".

...when you can't stop chuckling when the same daughter says "Bad-Eye Moody" instead of "Mad-Eye Moody".

Mediwitch - Dec 16, 2005 9:18 pm (#2250 of 2984)

...when your iPod (which was shut off) suddenly starts playing the first track of SS...and no one was even in the same room, and it wasn't even the last thing I was listening to...and you wonder how Peeves got into your house...

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Elanor - Dec 17, 2005 12:25 am (#2251 of 2984)

...when you dream there is an update on JKR's site (the start-up and home page were very different and I remember there was a new wizard of the month too) and that made you really happy in your dream.

...when you can't help in the morning to check her site, just in case...

kaykay1970 - Dec 17, 2005 9:42 am (#2252 of 2984)

Bad-Eye Moody......too cute!

CatherineHermiona - Dec 17, 2005 10:32 am (#2253 of 2984)

...when you are making your shell cleaner and you find a HP maths notebook and you curse the moment you needed a new maths notebook but your shell was too messy so you couldn't find HP maths notebook.


Mediwitch - Dec 18, 2005 8:24 am (#2254 of 2984)

...when you realize you had inadvertently set the timer on said iPod and Peeves wasn't visiting you.

Liz Mann - Dec 18, 2005 12:04 pm (#2255 of 2984)

...when you think Mediwitch should be relieved that it wasn't Peeves because he would never have left her alone.

freshwater - Dec 18, 2005 11:17 pm (#2256 of 2984)

...when you are happy to have had an HP dream even if it made no sense at all: it involved Harry and a motorcyle and getting away from some military types and hiding out and, at the end, a grocery check-out counter.

Told you it made no sense. But it was fun!

Tazzygirl - Dec 18, 2005 11:56 pm (#2257 of 2984)

...when you have a dream that you are with Harry but you were the one who had to keep fighting LV over and over and over again (but it wasn't in a graveyard. It was in a tavern of some kind.)... and were terrified but not too terrified that you wanted to wake up to end the dream. One part was kind of like the scene from Jurassic Park where the two kids are trying to hide from the raptors (in the kitchen, remember?) but instead of the raptors you have LV and the DEs.

ummmmmm...yeah. It was just a tad bit weird.

Tazzygirl - Dec 20, 2005 10:45 pm (#2258 of 2984)

...when you learn about the transit strike in New York, and automatically think of fellow forumers that live in or near to New York...

Finn BV - Dec 21, 2005 7:25 pm (#2259 of 2984)

…when you feel the need to wave to Tazzy because you fit the description of forumers in her previous post. **waves**

Madam Pince - Dec 22, 2005 4:04 am (#2260 of 2984)

...when you are suddenly very disdainful of Matthew Broderick after reading the recent posts in the "Pop Culture" thread. How can he not know???? He has kids, doesn't he? He's supposedly intelligent and articulate, isn't he? He lives in New York where all the movie premieres are, doesn't he? Good grief...

...when you hear about the transit strike in New York and think how lucky the witches and wizards are because they can just apparate. ***waves to Gina***

...when you really really really want a Snape figurine like septentrion's! And when you would love to admire a Noble Hogwarts castle but are trying to be practical and realize that you have no place for it!

...when all you asked for for Christmas is to have your Time-Turner necklace repaired!

septentrion - Dec 22, 2005 5:16 am (#2261 of 2984)

...when you sympathise with madam Pince for her practicality for it's the very thing that prevents you to get more HP stuff.

...when your practicality stops when it comes to books, especially the HP books.

Liz Mann - Dec 22, 2005 6:44 am (#2262 of 2984)

...when you have a dream where J.K. has her own shop full of Harry Potter stuff. You were wondering how it was possible that she had HBP in paperback. And she said she was closing down the shop because they made her advertise another book on the cover or hers or something like that.

Tazzygirl - Dec 22, 2005 7:18 am (#2263 of 2984)

Hi Finn!

...when even though you just came out a major surgery you immediately want to post on the forum but force yourself to wait until 6 am...

...when also shocked that Matthew Broderick doesn't know either (He DOESN'T?!?!?!) That is just sad...

Choices - Dec 22, 2005 10:55 am (#2264 of 2984)

When all the presents under your Christmas tree say...."To: Whomever - From: Snape (perfume), Professor Dumbledore, Dobby (socks), Hagrid, Lupin, Hermione (a book), etc. Candy is always labeled... From: Honeydukes.

kaykay1970 - Dec 22, 2005 11:10 am (#2265 of 2984)

When you bought chocolate frogs for your childrens' stockings but you really want to open them to see if you can complete your card collection....

haymoni - Dec 22, 2005 11:31 am (#2266 of 2984)

perfume = potion - is that why it's from Snape?

Esther Rose - Dec 22, 2005 12:29 pm (#2267 of 2984)

Ohhh... If you had a fisherman in the family you could have gotten them bait for Christmas from Kreacher.

Madam Pince - Dec 22, 2005 5:05 pm (#2268 of 2984)

Or anything electrical could be from Arthur Weasley. Or a poinsettia could be from Prof. Sprout. (Hey, this is fun! I like this!)

...when you think something like this is fun.

Choices - Dec 22, 2005 6:42 pm (#2269 of 2984)

haymoni - "perfume = potion - is that why it's from Snape?"

Yep! :-) Dog treats and toys for our dogs are from Hagrid, a huge book on World History is from Prof. Binns, a Harry Potter Triwizard Tournament watch is from Prof. Dumbledore, etc. It's fun to match the gift and the wizard most associated with that item.

Finn BV - Dec 22, 2005 9:23 pm (#2270 of 2984)

CDs from Celestina Warbeck! Bowler hats from Fudge! Flying Ford Anglias from Arthur Weasley! Wow! Great gift ideas, me!

… when you join Madam P in saying this is fun!!

haymoni - Dec 23, 2005 6:43 am (#2271 of 2984)

...when you think anytime Finn wants to send a car your way, you won't care if the card says Arthur or Fenrir!

Puck - Dec 23, 2005 7:38 am (#2272 of 2984)

When you wish you hadn't done all that wrapping already, so you could have fun with labeling...

Finn, please don't give out any Bowler hats!

BTW, any wine etc... could be from Winky. (If it's from the 3 Broomsticks, don't drink it!)

Finn BV - Dec 23, 2005 2:03 pm (#2273 of 2984)

Please, Kathy, Bowler hats are cool. In fact, I'm going out to get one for every single person in my family now!

… when you consider bowler hats a cool gift idea.

… when you don't really but you just feel like saying that. I'm in a crazed holiday spirit, you can tell, can't you?

Choices - Dec 23, 2005 7:28 pm (#2274 of 2984)

LOL I got my owl Errol a Santa hat for Christmas, but by golly I bet he would look quite "wise" in a bowler. Maybe one in a nice Spring color, but not lime green - it wouldn't go with his big amber eyes.

Stephanie M. - Dec 23, 2005 10:58 pm (#2275 of 2984)

I want a bowler hat!!

... When you aren't afraid to say that you want a bowler hat.

...When you really don't want a bowler hat, but would also be very happy with it if someone got it for me. Come on! It's the idea that counts! And I really like the idea of that!

...When you really, really, really, really, etc... want a hand knit sweater from Molly Weasley!

...When you are very jealous that one of your friends has a Weasley sweater that says G for the first letter of her name.

...When you are also jealous of all of the Harry Potter clothing she has. (Her entire Xmas list was HP clothing!! )

Elanor - Dec 24, 2005 12:16 am (#2276 of 2984)

...when you're happy for all the people in the world to whom Father Christmas will bring HP books tonight.

...when it is Christmas Eve's morning and you feel like telling "Harry Christmas" to everyone on the internet, in the street...

Joyeux Noël, Merry Christmas everybody!

septentrion - Dec 24, 2005 6:01 am (#2277 of 2984)

...when you want to wish a Harry Christmas to everyone

...when your coworkers actually wish you a Harry Christmas (in english ! )

...when you thing the French TV has a very good idea to air a documentary called "phenomania" about the success of the HP series. For those interested (big hint to Elanor) it will be on "la 5" on Chrismas day at 15:35.

Troels Forchhammer - Dec 24, 2005 8:25 am (#2278 of 2984)

... when you spend time on Christmas Eve to read the Forum from your in-laws' computer, just because you can't bear not to.

Happy Yule, everybody


Choices - Dec 24, 2005 11:23 am (#2279 of 2984)

LOL Happy Christmas everyone. May Santa bring us lots of good HP ideas and theories to discuss in the coming year. {{{hugs}}}

Happy Christmas Severus, wherever you are!!

Snuffles - Dec 24, 2005 2:15 pm (#2280 of 2984)

...When you just can't resist looking at the forum, even when you have so much to organise for tomorrow!!

Have a Harry Christmas everyone!

Choices - Dec 24, 2005 7:12 pm (#2281 of 2984)

We opened a few gifts tonight and already it is a Harry Christmas. I received the Gringott's Bank Set of coins in a neat glass-top display case, my daughter got a replica of Hermione's wand, a HP calender, the music CD from GOF, and a Triwizard Tournament HP watch. Another family member got a set of the three HP movies. Can you tell we are all HP fanatics? LOL

Tazzygirl - Dec 24, 2005 11:50 pm (#2282 of 2984)

...when you are watching 'It's a Wonderful Life' and the competition bank person comes into the scene as Mr. H. Potter, and you automatically think his name is Harry Potter...

...When your mom says "Look, it's Harry Potter!" two seconds after thinking that same thought to yourself...

Choices - Dec 25, 2005 12:42 pm (#2283 of 2984)

Gina - I thought of you when I opened one gift this morning - Snape's wand. It is so cool and I was thrilled to get it. I also got a beautiful piece on which to display it - a lightening bolt shaped wooden base with mirror top, etched with "Harry Potter" and with two little arms that hold up the wand. It is so neat!! I look at it and think...."This is the wand he used to kill Dumbledore. But why?" If only we knew the answer to that one!!

Liz Mann - Dec 25, 2005 2:52 pm (#2284 of 2984)

...when your favourite present is a Ron Weasley wand. Smile

...when you keep getting the wand out just to hold it and wave it around absently while watching TV.

Choices - Dec 25, 2005 7:02 pm (#2285 of 2984)

I can relate Liz. I keep thinking...."What if I waved this wand, said a spell and it worked?" Oh well, I can dream can't I? LOL

Finn BV - Dec 25, 2005 8:24 pm (#2286 of 2984)

Of course! We all can! I've been dying to get the wand that really lights up when you wave it. Impress my non-HP friends!!

… when you feel like it was fate when you sat down to watch a rerun of Ellen with your grandma and it's the one where she shows the "exclusive" clip of Ron and his dress robes.

… when you automatically compare Mr. Bingley of the latest Pride and Prejudice to Rupert Grint. (Finn BV, "# Discussions about the Cast of any HP movie." #1884, 25 Dec 2005 6:00 pm)

Amilia Smith - Dec 26, 2005 12:20 am (#2287 of 2984)

. . . when one of your coworkers gives you FB and QTA!!!

. . . when you are discussing presents for your cousins with your mother, and all but one is getting socks along with a larger present, and you suggest writing out a card (in green ink, of course) for the sockless cousin with Dumbledore's SS quote about people insisting on giving him books instead of socks.

. . . when you are able to make said card even more cool by cutting out bits of HP wrapping paper to decorate it. It is really cool paper too. Non-movie Harry, Ron, Hermione, Hedwig, Bertie Botts, and SOCKS!


freshwater - Dec 29, 2005 12:48 am (#2288 of 2984)

...when you are browsing in the video store and spot a movie called "Werewolf Hunter" and feel yourself bristling in defense of Lupin.

Tazzygirl - Dec 29, 2005 2:04 am (#2289 of 2984)

...When driving down a street and you see a sign that says "DRACO'S AUTO REPAIR" an get all excited. Then you do a double take and realize the name is Drago, and are extremely bummed...

septentrion - Dec 29, 2005 8:15 am (#2290 of 2984)

well, Tazzygirl, if it helps, Draco has been translated in Drago in French, so that auto repair isn't so far from the mark.

Elfcat - Dec 29, 2005 12:55 pm (#2291 of 2984)

...when it was your best friend, not you, who recieved QTA, FB, AND a GoF poster for christmas and you think somebody got their wires crossed.

...when you spend the next 20 minutes after that reading QTA

...when you patiently explain to your other friend that it's a poster, not a lightsaber, so stop hitting me with it already!

...when you were actually more concerned about the condition of the poster than being hit

Tazzygirl - Dec 29, 2005 1:36 pm (#2292 of 2984)

Septentrion- that makes me feel so much better!

freshwater - Dec 31, 2005 3:52 pm (#2293 of 2984)

.....when browsing in a yarn store you come upon a sample scarf, about 85 in. long and 24 in. wide, with 3 large holes evenly spaced along the length, and you figure it must be... ...a weird ponch with,uhm, armholes? ...or a weird shawl that fits over your head 3 times so as to not fall off? ...or...a muffler for Fluffy! Yep, obviously knitted by an obsessed HP fan!

Madam Pince - Jan 1, 2006 10:01 am (#2294 of 2984)

I've seen scarves like that that you're supposed to thread one end through the holes so it stays on, but I don't know why there'd be three. Surely it wouldn't need to be adjustable like a belt? Nah, I like the Fluffy explanation better!

septentrion - Jan 2, 2006 11:13 am (#2295 of 2984)

...when you've begun a mental countdown til next Monday in the hope to see Snape's birthday on Jo's website.

azi - Jan 2, 2006 1:15 pm (#2296 of 2984)

...When you're talking to a fellow HP fanatic online and start having a wizards duel with them.

...When you are surprised said fan did not know what Protego did.

...When you start to wonder if you were actually wrong that the spell existed and had got it from another book so you have to check the Lexicon to make sure. Phew, was right!

Snuffles - Jan 3, 2006 4:47 am (#2297 of 2984)

...When watching the tv and you see that in Malaysia they have a building called The Patronus Towers!!!. I said out loud "Well that's one place no Dementor will be working!!" and your husband gives you THAT look!!!

CatherineHermiona - Jan 3, 2006 5:04 am (#2298 of 2984)

... when you want your friends to do at least something potterish and you give them HP & GoF PC game and one friend, usually the strongest enemy of HP is hooked (but still doesn't want to read the books ).

... when one friend of your friend says to you that she read whole 6th book and then says she came to part where they took horcrux and you say: "Oh, you still don't know a half of things!". I mean, it is almost the end of book in pages, but in action...

... when you're really delighted to hear that same friend says she is going home to read the rest.


Tazzygirl - Jan 3, 2006 5:56 am (#2299 of 2984)

...when it is almost 5 in the morning and you can't sleep so you get up to check the threads...

Elanor - Jan 3, 2006 1:29 pm (#2300 of 2984)

...when some kids who play in the school's playground have a game in which they are animals and you ask them what they're supposed to be. When one of them says she is a dragon and you ask her "what breed?".

...when the girl looks at you with eyes like saucers saying she doesn't know so you ask her about the dragon's colour.

...when she answers "green" and you say "you're a Common Welsh Green then!" and she finds that great! That was too funny!

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