Tessa's Dad - Mar 15, 2004 1:07 pm (#1201 of 2936)
…When your Doctor gives you a new prescription and it’s for a drug called “Skelaxin” and you think she said, “Skele-Gro“. Oh well, maybe next time.
Acceber - Mar 15, 2004 3:02 pm (#1202 of 2936)
...when you're reading and you see the word dumbly in a random sentence, and you have to reread and make sure it didn't say Dumbly.
...when someone says pensive and you hear pensieve.
...when you've had a lot of Harry dreams since Forum and Acceber met and you feel bad for Flame.
...when you've never done anything special and never gotten any Abbyfetti .
Emily - Mar 15, 2004 3:07 pm (#1203 of 2936)
Oh, Accebar, I'd give you EmiFetti to make up, but I doubt it would be as special!
scully jones - Mar 15, 2004 8:16 pm (#1204 of 2936)
** When you know your Potterness is rubbing off on your boyfriend when he points to a dog playing with a stick and says "hey, that dog has a wand!"
septentrion - Mar 16, 2004 5:05 am (#1205 of 2936)
...when you see a CD for a group named "dark line" and you first read "dark mark"
Fawkes Forever - Mar 16, 2004 9:40 am (#1206 of 2936)
Liz..... Harry looked like Sooty ... Oh that made me laugh so hard! For those who don't know sooty, he's a little puppet bear in an TV show in the UK that has entertained kiddies since the 1950's. Here's a pic
Liz, does that make Ron, Sweep & Hermione, Sue?
When you are jealous that you still haven't had a HP dream.... Plenty of LOTRs but no HP...
When you envy the receptionist at your work 'cus she has a lot of free time to surf the web (her words not mine) & you think... hmmm, I'd like that job, I could be on the forum all day long
Liz Mann - Mar 16, 2004 10:53 am (#1207 of 2936)
Interestingly, no. But Sooty had legs and he was wearing a very realistic expression, and I was thinking, "Hey, they've improved the special effects" or something like that.
...when you are reading Acceber's post and read dumbly as Dumbly.
Liz Mann - Mar 17, 2004 12:22 pm (#1208 of 2936)
...when you are watching Movie News and the guy presenting it gets your attention when, after talking about Mike Newell's movie Mona Lisa Smile, he mentions GoF (apparently Newell's never done a special effects film in his life ). Then he mentions PoA and you get really excited because he says that he had someone go to the test screening and that they'd have more on it later in the programme!
...when you then get really annoyed when he DOESN'T show it later in the programme! I'm sure he said he was going to. But then, I was shouting out to Mum, "PRISONER OF AZKABAN! THEY'RE SHOWING PRISONER OF AZKABAN!" at the time so maybe I misheard.
Joanna S Lupin - Mar 17, 2004 12:29 pm (#1209 of 2936)
...When you are desperate to find Harry-related name for your baby goats, and when you are annoyed because nothing seem to fit, and you eventually end up with your favorite figure skater name, and Polish first ruling queen name instead, and in spite of the fact that they fit perfectly well, you can't help but feel disappointed that you wasn't able to think of something from the potterverse:-(
Mare - Mar 17, 2004 12:31 pm (#1210 of 2936)
A babygoat? Should have called him Aberforth!
The Great Abbycadabra - Mar 17, 2004 12:55 pm (#1211 of 2936)
. . .when you give Acceber some Abbyfetti for just being Acceber! ,'.;,'.;,.;',.;'.,; And, since it's St. Patrick's Day, it's green.
Hermionefan(#1) - Mar 17, 2004 1:37 pm (#1212 of 2936)
... when you discover Windows Media Player and are delighted to see that you can play the Harry Potter sound track.
... when you are dissapointed when you take a quiz that you are most like Neville Longbottom, and the Hermione is the third most like you.
... when you get angry because Voldemort is the eleventh most like you character.
Hermionefan(#1) - Mar 17, 2004 1:47 pm (#1213 of 2936)
Hey Julia, are you a teacher? because I found this thing on the Internet, it was these Harry Potter quizzes, and it said "These quizzes were created by Mrs. Katz's students".
Liz Mann - Mar 17, 2004 1:48 pm (#1214 of 2936)
Acceber - Mar 17, 2004 1:49 pm (#1215 of 2936)
...when you are delighted to receive the first-ever green Abbyfetti for just being me. After all, that is what I'm best at.
Joanna S Lupin - Mar 17, 2004 1:55 pm (#1216 of 2936)
True Marc, I didn't think of him
Julia. - Mar 17, 2004 3:16 pm (#1217 of 2936)
No Hermione Fan, I'm not a teacher, well, not yet anyway. I'm studing to be a biology teacher, but that's a ways off, but I did see the quiz you're talking about and wondered if it was created by any of my relatives.
Emily - Mar 17, 2004 5:57 pm (#1218 of 2936)
Will someone post a link please?
... when you want to take the quiz over and over (and over) with different answers every time to see how many characters you can be like.
... when you look forward all day to getting onto the forum, just to wish your fellow Potties and !
scully jones - Mar 17, 2004 7:58 pm (#1219 of 2936)
When you spot a Narcissus Rd. in your town, and decide to go through the map of Lansing to find absolutely every name that has anything to do with Harry Potter:
Close but no cigar:
Narcissus, Sever, Bogart, Haag, Augusta, Rockwood, Wesley.
Bristol, James, Rita St., Manor, Phoenix, Granger, Vincent Cr., Vernon, Black, Riddle, Ronald, Rowena, Professor, Kingsley, Potter, Warrington, Fletcher, Florence, Wolf.
I also found: Julia, Lindsay, Lindy, and Emily!
Is there an Argyll in any of the books? Or a Warren?
I found Felton, but I could only find wardcliff, radford and redcliff, no Radcliff.
I also CRUCIO'd the shovel when Jimmie stubbed his toe on it... And he didn't even look at me funny.
Fawkes Forever - Mar 18, 2004 2:48 am (#1220 of 2936)
When you dreamt that you had a HP dream & you dreamt you where itching to get unto the forum to tell Liz.... so even though you didn't actually have a HP dream, you dreamt that you did.... so you wonder does that count...
Ummm, does that make sense
Hermionefan(#1) - Mar 18, 2004 8:58 am (#1221 of 2936)
Okay, here's a link to that character quiz: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Here's the ones that were created by Mrs. Katz's students: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
... when you go to this website, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] you see an ad to download wall paper, and you go absolutely mad when you read the article:
Sick of Harry Potter and the hype of book 5? Ready to declare yourself as someone who wants a break from it all?
Then look no further, download our Potter-free zone wallpaper for your computer!
You can also print it off and stick it on your folders, bedroom door or wall!
I'm NEVER going there again unless its a full mistake!
Madam Poppy - Mar 18, 2004 10:53 am (#1222 of 2936)
Edited by Mar 18, 2004 9:55 am
Attention All Slytherins! Fisher Price now makes a snake flashlight! It is called "Wild Lights" and is only $4.99! When you push the button, the snake's mouth opens, you hear a rattle noise and the light goes on. Guaranteed to delight the kid in all of us!
Acceber - Mar 18, 2004 1:19 pm (#1223 of 2936)
I'm so disgusted! I got McGonagall as my number 1 person on Hermy's test. I'm so unlike McGonagall. But Hermione was number 2. At least there's that.
Dr Filibuster - Mar 18, 2004 1:20 pm (#1224 of 2936)
How many have you go Poppy?
Hermionefan, I liked the character quiz. I thought I'd be Ron, but I was Remus, then Albus, then Rubeus. (are there any more names ending in -us?) Closely followed by Harry and Neville then Fred and George.
I am least like Draco...which is fine by me.
I was suprised to learn that I've more in common with Voldemort than with Prof McGonagall!
icthestrals - Mar 18, 2004 2:19 pm (#1225 of 2936)
Hermionefan, I got Hermione for number 1 on the quiz.
scully jones - Mar 18, 2004 3:18 pm (#1226 of 2936)
I got Dumbledore, then Hagrid... Is that good? I saw that most people get Dumbledore...
Hermionefan(#1) - Mar 18, 2004 3:41 pm (#1227 of 2936)
How is this possible? You guys are beating me to Hermione! I usually get Hermione on these sort of things! Well at least Lockhart was at the end of the list... I'm more like Voldemort than him...
chiajones, Ariel is absolutely adorable! Love that picture!
... when you are reading OP for the 7th time.
EDIT: Okay I just took the test again and still Hermione's in third place, and I'm more like Voldemort than Ron and McGonnagal. Lockhart is still last, and this time Dumbledore was first.
timrew - Mar 18, 2004 3:44 pm (#1228 of 2936)
I just did the test and got Hermione. What does this say about me? (Harry was second, btw)
Blast - Mar 18, 2004 5:12 pm (#1229 of 2936)
I got Sirius, Lupin, Harry, Voldie, Snape, and Lockheart was last. Something wicked seems to be my way,
Dragonesss - Mar 18, 2004 5:16 pm (#1230 of 2936)
My character quiz result:
#1 Sirius Black (not surprised here!)
#2 Lord Voldemort (!!!)
and only one female character out of 15 - #5 Professor Minerva McGonagall.
tracie1976 - Mar 18, 2004 5:18 pm (#1231 of 2936)
I got Dumbledore for #1 and then Hermione as #2. #15 was Sirius. Even Voldemort was somewhere on my list...I just don't remember where.
Denise P. - Mar 18, 2004 5:33 pm (#1232 of 2936)
I was Moody, then Snape and finally Hermione (in the 1-2-3 slots)
Liz Mann - Mar 18, 2004 5:51 pm (#1233 of 2936)
My top 15 were:
Fred and George
I think I'll do that test again sometime when it's not 12.50am and I can be bothered to fill in the priotiry part.
Blast - Mar 18, 2004 6:14 pm (#1234 of 2936)
When you use the word snog to describe the weather, blowing snow and fog. Gina if it gets into Webster's, you should get the credit for inventing the word. Snog, a weather system consisting of blowing snow and fog. A drink served at St. Mungo's produced by the Snape Beverage Company, Hoggsmeade. Cr. Dr. Gina R. Snape.
Jenny M. - Mar 18, 2004 6:57 pm (#1235 of 2936)
The first on my list was Dumbledore, and my #2 was Hermione. I'm satisfied to list just that, since the one I guessed would be just like me is Hermione. :-)
Hermionefan(#1) - Mar 18, 2004 7:34 pm (#1236 of 2936)
I can't believe the second time I did it I was more like Harry than Hermione.
virgoddess1313 - Mar 18, 2004 9:22 pm (#1237 of 2936)
hehe.. I got Moody. I guess that means I'm grumpy. I suppose that about sizes me up. Sirius, Snape, Voldemort and McGonagall round out my top 5.
Mare - Mar 19, 2004 3:59 am (#1238 of 2936)
I'm most like Harry, than ron, than dumbledore... No clue why though
Ladybug220 - Mar 19, 2004 7:11 am (#1239 of 2936)
I got Hermione, Dumbledore, then Harry. Sirius and Voldemort were last on my list.
Joanna S Lupin - Mar 19, 2004 10:37 am (#1240 of 2936)
I am most like Remus, and Voldemort was the 12th, not bad, is it?
Dr Filibuster - Mar 19, 2004 12:03 pm (#1241 of 2936)
Joanna, I'm a Lupin too.
You know you are a Harry Potter fan when you happily daydream about the Longbottom family whilst stuck in a traffic jam. All because the vehicle in front is a Landrover from a dealer in Pendle, Lancashire...and has a huge logo of a witch on a broom stick on the cover of the spare tyre.
You know you are a Lexicon fan when you finally arrive home and check out the dealer's website [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] to show your fellow forum members. Alas, it doesn't show the logo.
freshwater - Mar 19, 2004 4:31 pm (#1242 of 2936)
I finally took the character quiz, and here are my results: I was most like Dumbledore(I'm flattered, but, no, I don't think so)..then Hermione (maybe...),then Lupin (well, I'm a teacher and I develop close relationships with my students), and Hagrid(!!Isn't that a bit of a leap? Dumbledore, Hermione, Lupin and then Hagrid!). Also I am very pleased to state that my #15 (person I'm least like) is Draco Malfoy! Yes!
timrew - Mar 19, 2004 4:43 pm (#1243 of 2936)
Okay, I was looking through the TV and radio listings today, when I noticed a programme on the radio called, "The Prisoner Of Albion".
Guess what I mis-read it as......?
Liz Mann - Mar 19, 2004 4:46 pm (#1244 of 2936)
Errrr... gee, I dunno...
I Am Used Vlad - Mar 19, 2004 10:09 pm (#1245 of 2936)
I just took Hermionefan's quiz. My top five were Hermione, Hagrid, DD, Harry, and Neville. I must be a good guy.
The Great Abbycadabra - Mar 19, 2004 11:26 pm (#1246 of 2936)
. . .when you go to a lecture called "How to Catch a Witch: Tips from Medieval Inquisitors" and the lecturer (my Tudor-Stuart Britian professor) says that none of the witches played "Harry Potter Quidditch" and you are thrilled that he mentioned HP.
. . .when he becomes your favourite teacher.
. . .when you are kind of sad because the witches didn't play Quidditch and you wonder how he knows that.
. . .when you spend $5 (which is a lot considering the fact that I usually buy books for under $1--I'm cheap. ) to buy a British edition of POA.
. . .when you read it as if it's your first time reading the book.
septentrion - Mar 20, 2004 10:06 am (#1247 of 2936)
I've took the character quizz too and my result isn't too bad either : Neville, Hermione, DD, Harry and Snape. No Voldemort but a Draco at #7.
...when after reading so many HP dreams from happy forumers, you get at least a dream with magic in it. No HP but I remember there were two men (probably twins) who could transform in anything. I've read this thread just before going to bed, must have influenced me.
azi - Mar 20, 2004 2:23 pm (#1248 of 2936)
...when you have a dream that book 6 has come out and it's really good reading but then your brother comes along and says 'oh yeah, thats one of those fake Harry Potter books isn't it? I wondered when those would appear...' and you wake up screaming 'NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO'.
...when you are complaining with the rest of the girls in your Geography class about how the boys get 2 bed rooms with en-suites while the girls get one shower between a room of 6-16 and you teacher says 'It's like at Hogwarts! The staircases are lovely, especially when they move!' And you laugh, but also think 'that's the film dammit!'
Chris. - Mar 20, 2004 2:53 pm (#1249 of 2936)
My #1 result for the SelectSmart.com selector, Harry Potter Character Quiz, is Draco Malfoy
Liz Mann - Mar 20, 2004 3:35 pm (#1250 of 2936)
I know I had a dream either last night or the night before where I thought about this thread. But I can't remember what happened.
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Choices - Mar 20, 2004 6:59 pm (#1251 of 2936)
I took the character quiz and I am #1 Dumbledore, #2 Hermione and #3 Lupin. Interesting! Thanks to whoever posted that link. Now, where can you find the HP obsessed test????
Viola Intonada - Mar 20, 2004 8:28 pm (#1252 of 2936)
YKYALFW.... All of your html skills were learned on the lexicon, because you wanted to know how everyone else made those cool posts!
..... when you have a talk with your daughter about whether or not she will get a letter from Hogwarts in a couple of years! And you secretly hope that she just might....
Flame Alligator - Mar 21, 2004 3:41 am (#1253 of 2936)
.... when you are delighted that you are got Harry on the Harry Potter Character Quiz.
.... when you want to hear Acceber's HP dreams because you know she has a lot of them and you are having none. Waaah!
Madame Librarian - Mar 21, 2004 10:31 am (#1254 of 2936)
#4 Dumbledore...and at the other end--
I guessed I would be like Molly, but she didn't even show up anywhere on my list. Oh, well.
Emily - Mar 21, 2004 10:53 am (#1255 of 2936)
The Harry Potter Obsession Quiz is here.
This is weird... I just took the quiz (the selectsmart one) a second time, and I'm sure I got different questions. I also got different results (well, obviously). Another weird thing - I got 18 results this time instead of 15.
The last time I took it, it was Hermy, Lupin, DD, Sirius, Snape, Voldie, McG, and after that I don't remember.
I Am Used Vlad - Mar 21, 2004 1:44 pm (#1256 of 2936)
I am now 38% obsessed, up from 27% on November 24.
YKYAHPLF...when you search the 2386 post Vote thread to find your previous score.
...when the main reason you would like to vacation in London is to improve your obsession percentage.
Hermionefan(#1) - Mar 21, 2004 1:47 pm (#1257 of 2936)
Since when were Bill and Charlie on that character quiz? Hmm... maybe whoever made the quiz added them after I took it.
septentrion - Mar 21, 2004 1:53 pm (#1258 of 2936)
I did the Harry Potter obsession quizz and they tell I'm only 23 % obsessed ! But they didn't ask the question : how much time do you think of HP ? I'd been 80 % obsessed at least !
Viola Intonada - Mar 21, 2004 8:55 pm (#1259 of 2936)
I'm 38% obsessed!
scully jones - Mar 21, 2004 9:33 pm (#1260 of 2936)
I'm 83% obsessed, but I cheated a little bit.. Things I've seriously thought of doing, or things very similar, I counted...
Liz Mann - Mar 22, 2004 8:48 am (#1261 of 2936)
No one's beat Abby yet, then. She's ninety something percent! I'm fifty something.
Fawkes Forever - Mar 22, 2004 8:55 am (#1262 of 2936)
I'm 49% obsessed... I think thats gone down, or maybe I was more truthful this time...
As for Hermys quiz.... bit odd results... I didn't rate the importance though...
1. Professor Albus Dumbledore
2. Professor Gilderoy Lockhart
3. Professor Remus Lupin
4. Harry Potter
5. Rubeus Hagrid
6. Fred/George Weasley
7. Hermione Granger
8. Professor Alastor Moody
9. Ron Weasley
10. Sirius Black
11. Draco Malfoy
12. Lord Voldemort
13. Professor Minerva McGonagall
14. Neville Longbottom
15. Professor Severus Snape
Hmmm, bit worried that Lockhart is number 2 & 'ol Voldy is before Minerva ....
Blast, in the UK 'snog' certainly isn't a reference to the weather, .... perhaps you should ask Cho or Harry
Joanna S Lupin - Mar 22, 2004 9:03 am (#1263 of 2936)
hey I'm 41% obsessed, not bad, is it? and I was wholly truthful too!!!
mischa fan - Mar 22, 2004 12:54 pm (#1264 of 2936)
....When you forget your clipboard all the way on the other side of the room and say, "Accio Clipboard!" loud enough for all to hear then mumble "I should have known better then to think it would work with out my wand.'
....When the people you work with are not the least surprised to find out you own a Magic Wand.
.... When you are watching "A Mighty Wind" and you hear a line, "...that is why we are putting on a concert for you know who " and think, "who is putting on a concert for The Dark Lord."
Acceber - Mar 22, 2004 2:37 pm (#1265 of 2936)
...when you finally take the obsession quiz and you are happy for two reasons: 1. You got considerably more than your friend, which isn't surprising because her life doesn't revolve around the Forum and 2.You are in the 30's somewhere, which is in the category 'you have no life'. YES!
...when you have yet another Harry dream, but it was a little while ago and it didn't really make sense. You decide to post it here anyway. Here goes: I was in my camp lodge (mess hall) and I was waiting for someone to come and help me with a mission I was doing. I was almost done and I needed help with the very last bit. So the helper person finally came and we went over to the arts and crafts/nurse's office building. We went in the arts and crafts room and pushed aside some things on a shelf. Lo and behold, Voldy's face was attached to the wall like a dartboard. Our task was to use something to scratch away the black material covering the things around Voldy's face. We finally used our shirt sleeves and revealed a number of odd items. I remember some US presidents and some strawberries. Voldy kept wanting to go and look up who the presidents were but we said NO!. When we were done erasing the black material (it looked kind of like a lottery card for those wondering) a voice said, "Good job. Now do it again and reveal the colors." So we started scratching again and color came up. We only had time to color the strawberries red before my alarm rudely went off.
Emily - Mar 22, 2004 3:41 pm (#1266 of 2936)
Very. I'm 73 percent obsessed, last time I checked, but my score varies a lot.
Star Crossed - Mar 22, 2004 4:09 pm (#1267 of 2936)
...When you almost start crying on the bus because you pass a business with the owner named 'James H. Evans' (James, Harry, and Lily).
...When you first hear a song you think 'Hmm...who would this relate to in Harry Potter?'
...When you get into arguments in Science class over Harry Potter.
...When you feel like chucking a pencil at a girl who cannot even pronounce 'Hermione', and then when she sees you glaring at her, figures you can pronounce it. (Well, obviously.)
Liz Mann - Mar 22, 2004 4:30 pm (#1268 of 2936)
...when your media studies class is talking about the pure-blood and half-blood vampires in Blade and it reminds you of HP.
...when someone in English uses the word 'git' and it reminds you of HP.
...when you see a book called The Adventures of Augie March and you think it says Aunt Marge.
...when your media studies class gets a hand out with a picture of a polition on it (can't remember who now) and you draw on half-moon glasses, long hair and a long beard and moustache to make him look like Dumbledore.
Julia. - Mar 22, 2004 4:50 pm (#1269 of 2936)
...When you hear about a town in Israel called 'Seferus' and think your professor is mispronouncing 'Severus' and have to restrain yourself from correcting him.
Blast - Mar 22, 2004 7:54 pm (#1270 of 2936)
Yup Fawkes snogging is what people do sometimes( when there's nothing on T.V. and your eyes are tired from looking at the computer screen.)B.T.W. Snog is just one of the fine products of Snape Beverages,Hoggsmeade available only during the Festive season.
The Great Abbycadabra - Mar 22, 2004 8:24 pm (#1271 of 2936)
No one has beaten my obsessive score yet? Shame, shame. And you call yourselves Harry Potter fans. Heehee, just messing with you. Keep up the good work. I honestly can't remember what my score was. Heh, I should take it again. It may have gone up.
scully jones - Mar 22, 2004 8:30 pm (#1272 of 2936)
When you see a huge semi-trailer with EVANS down the side, and have to repeat it to yourself all day long just so you can remember to post it.
Marie E. - Mar 22, 2004 10:53 pm (#1273 of 2936)
I got 50% and I don't know whether to be happy that I'm obsessed or not.
Julia. - Mar 23, 2004 5:16 am (#1274 of 2936)
...When having a very strange dream, your alarm clock rudely goes off, and you vaugly wonder what someone would to when they spend time with their remaining limbs.
...When someone offers you a biscut and you are very disapointed that they did't say 'Have a bascut Severus.'
SHEla WOLFsbane - Mar 23, 2004 5:28 am (#1275 of 2936)
When you are having a crazy night at work, and your first thought is: I have to get to St. Mungo's!!! And you go! Just to vent and be loopy, in a fun environment.
Liz Mann - Mar 23, 2004 9:28 am (#1276 of 2936)
...when you go out to get your mum a late mother's day present (with your brother's money , though I do have to pay him back ) and end up getting your brother to buy you a picture of Dan Radcliffe as well (which I also have to pay him back for).
Acceber - Mar 23, 2004 12:53 pm (#1277 of 2936)
...when you and your friend are discussing books via AIM, she wants an author to write more of a series you both like, and you say 'speaking of that, do you like Harry Potter?' She didn't understand what writing more books had to do with Harry. Maybe I shouldn't have checked off that 'Do you influence your friends to read Harry Potter?' question on the obsession quiz...
Liz Mann - Mar 23, 2004 3:28 pm (#1278 of 2936)
I ticked that. I got my best friend to read the books and my mum. Neither are as obsessed as I am (in fact, I think my friend gets sick of my talking about it ) but my mum's enthusiastic so I checked that question.
scully jones - Mar 23, 2004 6:07 pm (#1279 of 2936)
When your future in-laws are visiting for the day and offer to take you and your boyfriend out grocery shopping, but you tell them you're too tired from work....
... Just so you can come on the computer and get your Lexicon Buzz.
Viola Intonada - Mar 23, 2004 8:38 pm (#1280 of 2936)
When you go to the movie theater to watch LotR and you get all excited because you got to see the new HP trailer. Then you have to leave the theater to take care of an emergency, you go back to the later showing of the same movie and get upset because this time they didn't show the new HP trailer.
Flame Alligator - Mar 24, 2004 4:13 am (#1281 of 2936)
....when you are watching a movie and the main character wears a Gryffindor scarf and you say "Harry Potter Gryffindor". He wears the scarf through the entire movie and your husband says, "at least they could show him with the books as he has worn the scarf through the entire movie." Perhaps someone in wardrobe is an HP fan.
Liz Mann - Mar 24, 2004 4:51 am (#1282 of 2936)
...when you have a free period at college so you come on the forum.
...when you hear someone mention Scooby Doo 2 and you think, "That's the film that's going to be showing the new Harry Potter trailer."
...when you try to go on the fan fiction forum and the stupid college computer won't let you because it says the page has material that has been categorised as "personal and dating"!! Personal and dating??? What has that got to do with the fan fiction forum??
septentrion - Mar 24, 2004 8:39 am (#1283 of 2936)
...when you go to the theater with your husband and you pest your husband not to miss the teasers in case they show a HP one and actually they didn't *sigh*
Viola Intonada - Mar 24, 2004 7:05 pm (#1284 of 2936)
...when the only reason you go to the movie theater from now until June 4th is so that you can see the trailer.
Phreaker - Mar 24, 2004 11:26 pm (#1285 of 2936)
You know you are a Harry POtter fan, and/ or a reader of the lexicon when: You are a computer help desk, and all the stupid questions from the customers suck so much life out of you that you refer to them as dementors. This would be me. True story.
Liz Mann - Mar 25, 2004 4:18 am (#1286 of 2936)
...when somebody on another forum upsets you and you go to the St Mungo's thread on the fan fiction forum (I couldn't get onto this one for some reason) and tell them about it. (But I can't go and see what they said right now because the stupid college computer has filtered the FFF ).
Liz Mann - Mar 25, 2004 11:49 am (#1287 of 2936)
...when you finally see the trailer and watch it four or five times over one after the other!
...when someone at college sees the trailer on TV (before me! ) and immediately thinks of you.
Acceber - Mar 25, 2004 1:30 pm (#1288 of 2936)
...when you see a liscense plate with the initials WX and you wonder if they work for World Crossing.
...when your day was ruined yesterday because you couldn't get onto here or the FFF.
...when you tell your mom you want to diffindo a pimple that has planted itself very rudely in the middle of your forehead.
...when someone does something good and you say to yourself, "Ten points to Gryffindor."
I Am Used Vlad - Mar 25, 2004 1:31 pm (#1289 of 2936)
...when you Lord Voltemortize your name, just in case you ever become an evil wizard.
I AM USED VLAD
I AM SAD DEVUL
I AM SLAV DUDE
I AM U, DVD SALE
...when you're mad that none of these sound particularly ominous.
Julia. - Mar 25, 2004 1:42 pm (#1290 of 2936)
...When looking on myprofessorsucks.com you find a Hagrid, Rubeus under biology, and this makes your day.
Denise P. - Mar 25, 2004 1:50 pm (#1291 of 2936)
I saw this on the news the other day...sad!
A young girl befriended a person she believed to be Daniel Radcliff and began to exchange emails and messages. He invited her to his home to meet him. The girl and her mother flew to England (didn't say where they were from but said they traveled several thousand miles) and showed up on his doorstep to...discover it was an internet hoax (Do I hear a collective DUUUUUUUUHHHHHHH from everyone?) His rep apologized and the girl never met DR.
Uhm, why didn't the parents do a bit of research before flying off to England based on an email their pre-teen daughter got???
Prefect Marcus - Mar 25, 2004 2:05 pm (#1292 of 2936)
Nice to know that they are so rich that the girl and her mother can fly to England anytime they want.
Padfoot - Mar 25, 2004 2:12 pm (#1293 of 2936)
I just took the quiz from this thread and found out I am only 23% obsessed with Harry Potter. Am very surprised that number is so low. I especially like the question about going to look for a dog who might be Sirius. Alas, I haven't gone that far.
septentrion - Mar 25, 2004 2:38 pm (#1294 of 2936)
don't worry padfoot, I'm only 23 % too : you're not alone !
timrew - Mar 25, 2004 3:51 pm (#1295 of 2936)
U AM SAD DEVIL, Nimrod!
tracie1976 - Mar 25, 2004 4:46 pm (#1296 of 2936)
....when one of your daughter's friends yells "Silence" to get a group of girls to shut up and says "Well it worked for Dumbledore but not for me"
....when you want to call any black dog you see "Snuffles"
....when you get excited because your husband said he will start reading the books during his medical leave from work.
Star Crossed - Mar 25, 2004 5:15 pm (#1297 of 2936)
...When during a program during a three hour long homeroom, you say out loud the characters they remind you of.
(Presenter: "There are couples that I see walking down the hall, and all they ever do is fight." Me: "Ron and Hermione.")
...When people won't let you read OP peacefully, so you threaten to chuck the book at them.
Denise P. - Mar 25, 2004 6:31 pm (#1298 of 2936)
when your almost 3 yr old presses his face as close to the screen as possible to watch the trailer, while exclaiming "Harry! Harry!" and then shouts "Do it again!" after it is done. Yes, I am raising that boy right
Viola Intonada - Mar 25, 2004 7:23 pm (#1299 of 2936)
..when you refer to a coworker as He Who Must Not Be Named.
...when you think of a dozen other questions that you think should have been asked on the Obsession quiz and then try to figure out what your score would be then.
...when you seriously consider buying the program "Eye-Q" in hopes of improving your rate of reading so you can catch up on the forum.
Way to go, Denise!!!
Star Crossed - Mar 25, 2004 7:28 pm (#1300 of 2936)
...When you wish you were only a few years older so you could do better on the Obsession quiz. (I. E., naming the children, stalking the characters, running into the barrier. Alas. Only a few more years.)
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Liz Mann - Mar 26, 2004 1:06 pm (#1301 of 2936)
...when you use Windows Movie Maker to take apart the trailer and play the bit where Hermione hits Malfoy over and over and over and over!
septentrion - Mar 26, 2004 1:10 pm (#1302 of 2936)
Liz, that's an idea but I'd choose any Snape part of the trailer !
Blast - Mar 26, 2004 4:21 pm (#1303 of 2936)
When you wish that some of the people you work with would say accio brains.
Viola Intonada - Mar 26, 2004 8:35 pm (#1304 of 2936)
..or when you look at a fellow employee and think, corporate must have them under an Imperius Curse.
SHEla WOLFsbane - Mar 27, 2004 1:43 am (#1305 of 2936)
... When you dreamt that you posted a HP dream that you had on the forum (That dream within a dream...) and you post that dream on the forum.
Madame Librarian - Mar 27, 2004 7:34 am (#1306 of 2936)
...when you attend a stunning performance of the ballet "Swan Lake" (American Ballet Theatre in Chicago this week), and the second act takes place in the woods that have ruins, misty ground (dry ice?), scraggy, spooky trees, and off in the distance a turreted and towered castle. As much of a ballet freak as I am, I could not help but think of the Forbidden Forest with Hogwarts in the distance.
BTW--Von Rothbart, the evil guy in the ballet, though not at all like Voldie in appearance, would make a good role model for him if they ever do "HP: the Ballet." (Aaack, no, please, no.)
Acceber - Mar 27, 2004 7:47 pm (#1307 of 2936)
...when a fellow Forumer mentions cross-breeding on AIM and you say "like blast-ended newts"?
...when you're listening to a CD with your mom that you've never heard before, one of the words to a song is you-know-who, your mom asks you if you know who the you-know-who is, and you think to yourself, "Voldemort?"
Blast - Mar 28, 2004 10:55 am (#1308 of 2936)
Thanks Rebecca, I needed that:) Viola I like the Imperious curse L.OL. When you see a Redhead with brown eyes and sat Ginny Weasly and she gives you a great big smile, really makes your day.
Liz Mann - Mar 28, 2004 11:46 am (#1309 of 2936)
Oh, that reminds me...
...when you see a woman wearing jeans, a pink top and has bushy brown hair and immediately think of Hermione.
septentrion - Mar 28, 2004 12:04 pm (#1310 of 2936)
...when you unexpectedly meet an adult pottie at a house-warming party and can't help speak to her of the lexicon.
Hermionefan(#1) - Mar 28, 2004 2:31 pm (#1311 of 2936)
Lucky, septentrion, I don't know anyone at all on the forum! I wouldn't care if it was and or kid, I just wanna have actual HP-obsessed friends!
... when you have dream of meeting JKR, HP characters, and forum members.
... when you have an odd dream which is hard to explain which goes something like this:
I was Harry, I think, and I was with Sirius and I think some other people, and we were up somewhere in the woods, and Lucius Malfoy and a few other people were looking for us, and we hid behind some trees and stuff, and I kept barely saving myself from falling off of this cliff, and then Malfoy found us and brought us underground to this high-tech Voldemort lair, and then I had to duel with him, so he floats down on this platformy thing, but it wasn't him it was these women in red and white suits who do this routine with their wands and say "practice round wand at ready" or something, and then they float back up and then Voldemort comes down, and I'm about to duel with him, except for then I wake up. Weird, isn't it?
EDIT: I just realized that whole dream was one sentence.
Liz Mann - Mar 28, 2004 3:42 pm (#1312 of 2936)
Julia. - Mar 28, 2004 8:25 pm (#1313 of 2936)
...When working for three straight hours to clean a kitchen, someone comes in and asks how it's going, and you respond with 'We're working like house-elves here!'
HHMMM, I'm not sure I like this new avatar, I think it might be time for a bigger one...
Padfoot - Mar 29, 2004 12:16 pm (#1314 of 2936)
When you hear a tv on in the back ground saying "Coming up on the DA" and you race over to the tv. (It was some boring show about district attorneys).
Or when you see a large billboard with a a red haired boy and think how much that boy looks like Ron Weasley when he was younger.
(I just realized that I never noticed this sort of thing before I came to this forum.)
septentrion - Mar 29, 2004 12:24 pm (#1315 of 2936)
Oh Hermionefan(#1), I didn't convert anyone to the forum, alas ! That adult pottie told me she hasn't practice English for a too long time to come here.
...imagine the company which employes you is called A.N.P.E.. Imagine it's lunch break and as you have time, you decide to log on the forum. There a colleague catches you and teases you : "you're not on the A.N.P.E. site ?!", and another colleague says : "no, she's on A.N.POTTER !"
Liz Mann - Mar 29, 2004 1:47 pm (#1316 of 2936)
...when you are really annoyed because your computer wouldn't let you install your CoS PC game and your brother took it to try it on his computer and see if it would work, and now you want to play it and you don't have it! (Bet he just put it down and forgot about it )
Liz Mann - Mar 29, 2004 2:55 pm (#1317 of 2936)
...when you see this on Bloomsbury's website and you really, really want it because it's £499.99!!!
Acceber - Mar 29, 2004 3:20 pm (#1318 of 2936)
Wow Liz, I doubt any of us are that obsessed to spend that much money on Harry books, but if you are, by all means post that here.
...when your aunt is telling your whole family about her trip to London, which is boring you to death, and you think to yourself, "If you had gone to King's Cross and Charing Cross Road to look for Platform 9 3/4 and The Leaky Cauldron, then it would have been interesting."
...when you look at maps of certain US states, trying to pinpoint exactly where some Forum members live.
scully jones - Mar 29, 2004 8:16 pm (#1319 of 2936)
...When you notice that a friend of a friend's msn nickname is Seamus, and immediately ask about the name.
...When you're disappointed that he only chose it because it's the Irish form of his name, James.
Drat! Another close call of finding a pottie.
Mrs. Sirius - Mar 29, 2004 10:42 pm (#1320 of 2936)
Star Crossed - Mar 30, 2004 4:43 am (#1321 of 2936)
...When you need to work out, so you carry Order of the Phoenix in your backpack, along with your other books. (If you can strand up straight, kudos to you.)
Fawkes Forever - Mar 30, 2004 8:17 am (#1322 of 2936)
When one of my so called collegues at work was very nasty to me yesterday & dropped me right in it to cover their own back, I felt like doing 'a Hermione' & hitting the 'Foul Loathesome Cockroach' a punch. I managed to restrain myself however, but got very annoyed about it. I then calmed myself down last night before bed by reading CoS, & actually got a good nights sleep rather than sitting up all night worried!
When discussing the same 'foul cockroach' to fellow workmates today, I refered to him as 'He who must not be named'... one of my other collegues just grinned at me & said "I think you have you been reading too much Harry Potter!" Moi? Never
Flame Alligator - Mar 30, 2004 8:42 am (#1323 of 2936)
....When your son calls you a flipped out HP cyber geek for being on the forum all night and not available 24 hours a day for him. ( I spoke with him an hour. ) I need my forum time.
Acceber, I look up forum members on maps too.
.......when you are excited to read any forum members HP dream because you never have any.
Liz Mann - Mar 30, 2004 11:13 am (#1324 of 2936)
I made a mistake in my last post. I said I really, really want it because it's £499.99 but what I meant was I really, really wanted it but it's £499.99.
Padfoot - Mar 30, 2004 11:55 am (#1325 of 2936)
When your brother tells you to "get a life" and "stop thinking about HP". :-(
Sconie Girl - Mar 30, 2004 1:29 pm (#1326 of 2936)
When my husband got me involved in the GPS (Global Positioning System) game called Geocaching ([You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and I created a "travel bug" for Platform 9 3/4! It's goal is to move from place to place around the world and eventually get to King's Cross Station, Platform 9 3/4, of course!
Sconie Girl - Mar 30, 2004 1:54 pm (#1327 of 2936)
I couldn't help but look at the Character Quiz and Obsession Quiz. I'm a little concerned because I came up with SNAPE as my character...hmm...interesting!! I'm also a little distressed with the 33% I received on the Obsession Quiz...I guess I will just have to admit I've crossed over into Harry Potter addiction!
Padfoot - Mar 30, 2004 1:57 pm (#1328 of 2936)
Where is the character quiz? I've never seen it. I think I got a 23% on the obsession quiz.
Sconie Girl - Mar 30, 2004 2:32 pm (#1329 of 2936)
I seached for "quiz" here and one of the responses that came up was for a character quiz. Check post #1249 from Kingsley. There's a link there!
Padfoot - Mar 30, 2004 2:36 pm (#1330 of 2936)
Thanks Sconie Girl. I am similar to Hermione it seems. Although I personally think I am closer to Neville (#2 result).
Denise P. - Mar 30, 2004 2:46 pm (#1331 of 2936)
Heh Sconie Girl, I have been trying to put together a Harry Potter themed cache for geocaching for awhile now. There are not a lot of cache's around me and I want to put it in a good spot.
Padfoot - Mar 30, 2004 3:11 pm (#1332 of 2936)
I just found the HP male marriage quiz. I am so happy, I am Mrs. Sirius Black! :-)
Sconie Girl - Mar 30, 2004 3:16 pm (#1333 of 2936)
There are a ton of caches around here. I was amazed how many Harry Potter related bugs there are. There's one cache "Harry Potter and the Cache of Secrets". Maybe you should do a Goblet of Fire multi-task cache.
By the way, I'm Sconie Girl over there too!!
Prefect Marcus - Mar 30, 2004 4:34 pm (#1334 of 2936)
It turns out that I am Hermione#1, and Neville#2.
Sconie Girl - Mar 30, 2004 4:35 pm (#1335 of 2936)
Am I the only person to take this test to ever get Snape???
Sconie Girl - Mar 30, 2004 4:45 pm (#1336 of 2936)
I made my office mate (another Harry buff, though not as bad as myself) take the test and she too was Snape....maybe that's why we got put together!
virgoddess1313 - Mar 30, 2004 9:50 pm (#1337 of 2936)
...When you think Liz's desire for the books set isn't so strange... in fact, if I had the money myself, I'd snatch them right up.
Denise P. - Mar 31, 2004 9:03 am (#1338 of 2936)
when you are working on a database and have music playing in the background. Your 2 year old hears "Something Wicked This Way Comes" and starts yelling "Harry Potter! Do it again!" Apparently I have played the trailer enough he recognized the music.
Liz Mann - Mar 31, 2004 12:10 pm (#1339 of 2936)
Aww, your two year old sounds so cute!
Liz Mann - Mar 31, 2004 1:38 pm (#1340 of 2936)
...when you're on here even though you have two essays to do for college tomorrow and it's 9.37pm where you are.
...when you see a big black dog in the park and immediately think of Sirius.
Acceber - Mar 31, 2004 4:04 pm (#1341 of 2936)
...when your mom highlights a Harry gathering in the newspaper that is closer to you geographically than boop's, she asks if you'll still be interested in Harry by October 2005 (when it is), and you respond "Of course I'll still be interested by then. What, are you crazy ?"
freshwater - Mar 31, 2004 4:42 pm (#1342 of 2936)
...when you have a stressful and discouraging day at work so you come to the forum for some interesting ideas to distract you.
Star Crossed - Mar 31, 2004 7:16 pm (#1343 of 2936)
...when you finally combine English 9 and Harry Potter. (Ha ha! I was called creative by coming up with my composition idea 'Why Harry Potter is Not Evil').
...when you wish you would think of these all at once as not to cluster the boards.
scully jones - Mar 31, 2004 9:07 pm (#1344 of 2936)
...when your apartment fills with smoke while cooking hamburgers, you wish you could cast a bubble-head charm on you and your boyfriend to avoid the smoke.
Denise P. - Mar 31, 2004 9:29 pm (#1345 of 2936)
When you spend 2 hours figuring out how to download "Hedwig's Theme" as your cell phone's ring tone. It worked! Everyone call me so I can hear it
Now to find a good Hogwart's crest to use as my graphic on the phone...
Viola Intonada - Mar 31, 2004 11:16 pm (#1346 of 2936)
..when you figure Denise must own a time turner in order to do all the things she does!
septentrion - Apr 1, 2004 11:48 am (#1347 of 2936)
Denise, I did the same than you until I found a free ringtone to compose on my nokia. I'd be very interested if you manage to find a Hogwarts crest, I want more HP on my phone !
...when you think your need of chocolate must mean a dementor hides in one of your cupboard.
Liz Mann - Apr 1, 2004 1:52 pm (#1348 of 2936)
...when you've changed your welcome message on your phone from hello to Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titilandus.
A funny thing happened at college today. My last lesson of the afternoon was psychology, when we were meant to be having a mock exam . I arrived early and there was a piece of paper on the classroom door saying that the lesson was cancelled, sighed with the teacher's initials. I went in and the same message was on the board. So, of course, I was really happy and went off to the library to find some of the others in the class to tell them. Found some and they went over there just to check. I followed (not sure why) and the teacher was there and both the notes were gone. The teacher hadn't seen them and didn't know anything about them. So I looked like an idiot. I could have sworn it was her handwriting! Must have been someone from the class who knew we had a test that day. Well, it is April Fools day after all (but whoever it was must not have known you're supposed to pull any pranks before midday). Actually, one person went home so he's gonna feel stupid tomorrow as well.
...when you wished you were a Legilimens so you could look into everyone's minds and find out who did it. Might have even been the teacher! Like I said, I'm sure it was her handwriting.
septentrion - Apr 1, 2004 2:15 pm (#1349 of 2936)
hehehe Liz, I did the same on py phone !
Padfoot - Apr 1, 2004 2:28 pm (#1350 of 2936)
Where do you find those HP ring tones? Any web sites in particular I should check out? Thanks in advance.
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Denise P. - Apr 1, 2004 2:34 pm (#1351 of 2936)
padfoot, I used [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] to find the one I got. There are all kinds of sites out there though.
Hermionefan(#1) - Apr 1, 2004 7:32 pm (#1352 of 2936)
Haven't been here for a while...
padfoot, just this evening we were watching TV and the dude goes, "new episode of the DA" and I yell, "Dumbledore's Army!" I think it was that same District Attorneys thing that you saw.
Marie E. - Apr 1, 2004 10:05 pm (#1353 of 2936)
...when your husband tells you that the Linux operating system has a browser named Mandrake just to see your eyes light up.
septentrion - Apr 2, 2004 3:24 am (#1354 of 2936)
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this is the link where you can get the HP free ringtone to key on your nokia composer.
Liz Mann - Apr 2, 2004 9:48 am (#1355 of 2936)
...when you are overjoyed because you found a playscene for your Dogz 5 programme of the Entrance Hall (I think the pic is from the video game) and an invisibility cloak for your petz.
...when you are happy because the owner of this site clearly likes Harry Potter.
Liz Mann - Apr 4, 2004 10:24 am (#1356 of 2936)
...when you have this picture as your desktop wallpaper:
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freshwater - Apr 4, 2004 3:12 pm (#1357 of 2936)
...when you love checking this thread to read all the fun things people say, and are disappointed when there no new posts.
Blast - Apr 4, 2004 3:36 pm (#1358 of 2936)
When a Jewish person you know wishes you a Happy Easter and you wish them a Happy Pesach back, I think that I made his day. Thanks, Jules, Jackie, Barb, and Rebeca.
freshwater - Apr 4, 2004 8:09 pm (#1359 of 2936)
When you move your trip to New York from June to the end of July because then you will be only 4 hours from Ottawa, OT, Canada and can drive up to attend the Convention Alley!! **screams w/excitement**
Blast - Apr 5, 2004 2:50 am (#1360 of 2936)
There is a convention in Ottawa?
Liz Mann - Apr 5, 2004 11:13 am (#1361 of 2936)
I miss everything don't I? I missed the Nimbus convention, I'm going to miss the Ottowa convention and I'm going to miss the premiere!
Acceber - Apr 5, 2004 2:00 pm (#1362 of 2936)
Liz, there's a convention in Salem, MA, USA in October 2005. I'm hopefully going, it's only an hour from where I live. Hope to see you there!
Liz Mann - Apr 5, 2004 2:50 pm (#1363 of 2936)
Don't think so, I'm in England. That's why I miss the conventions, because they're always in the US.
Prefect Marcus - Apr 5, 2004 2:55 pm (#1364 of 2936)
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Yes, the English are so unconventional.
virgoddess1313 - Apr 6, 2004 6:04 am (#1365 of 2936)
... When your boyfriend has to do a paper on a famous writer in his English class and he chooses JKR becasue he knows that you'll be able to help him with sources and double check all his facts.
Denise P. - Apr 6, 2004 10:51 am (#1366 of 2936)
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when you notice the site where you download things for your phone FINALLY has a color wallpaper section. Then you are outraged that there are NO Harry Potter ones...zip! I put in a request for the Hogwarts crest and individual House crests...even offered to make them if they put them up.
So now, I just have a kangaroo on a beach during a sunset as my wallpaper but darn it! I want the crest!
Edit: I figured out how to download custom ones! My Hogwarts crest is now my wallpaper on my phone!!
Loopy Lupin - Apr 7, 2004 9:05 am (#1367 of 2936)
When you stay after work to visit the lexicon on your work computer b/c the home computer is on the fritz
Loopy Lupin - Apr 7, 2004 4:40 pm (#1368 of 2936)
When you come back to a post from earlier in the day on the HP Forum and aren't embarrassed to post again;
When you actually have replaced the phrase "put in my two cents" with "put in my two knuts" in your every day speech.
And When you know the proper pronunciation of knut.
Viola Intonada - Apr 7, 2004 6:05 pm (#1369 of 2936)
..when you are all excited because the new Harry Potter Legos come out tomorrow, and your husband says, "but the kids don't ever play with them. We don't need anymore." You reply, "Who said anything about the kids. I WANT THEM!" (Especially the Knight Bus)
scully jones - Apr 7, 2004 6:58 pm (#1370 of 2936)
...when you always have to put in Sorcerer's Stone in order to get your boyfriend to sleep peacefully. The first year that we had it, he played it every night before work while he got some last minute sleep. It's his security blanket.
Acceber - Apr 7, 2004 7:49 pm (#1371 of 2936)
...when someone says the number 493 randomly and you think, "I know that has something to do with Harry, I just can't figure out what." You think for a minute, then it comes to you.
Highlight for Answer: number of Knuts in a Galleon-why did that take me so long???
...when you suggest to your dad that he grows a beard like Dumbledore's.
The Great Abbycadabra - Apr 7, 2004 9:11 pm (#1372 of 2936)
. . .when you are immensely perturbed because your school is offering a class solely on Harry Potter this summer and there are numerous reasons why you can't take it, even though you really, really want to!
. . .when your Ethics teacher uses the invisibility cloak as an example for something in class, and that's the best example ever given in one of your classes.
. . .when your Ethics teacher says that her son (who was born in England while your teacher was living there) uses his "Harry Potter" accent to become the most popular kid in class.
. . .when while typing this post, the show on fireworks you were watching suddenly grabs your attention by talking about alchemists and the elixir of life.
Joanna S Lupin - Apr 8, 2004 11:32 am (#1373 of 2936)
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...when you are reading the most boring book in the world, and you're almost droping asleep, and just when it says something about the bozoar being found in the heart of a deer you're getting alert again
...when somewhere else the same boring book mentions Dudley, and you immediately think of Big D Dursley
Padfoot - Apr 8, 2004 1:59 pm (#1374 of 2936)
When you are discussing morality and character with a co-worker and you quote Sirius even though your co-worker hasn't read any of the books. (I was specifically talking about how Mr. Crouch treats Winky and Sirius' thoughts on Crouch's character.)
freshwater - Apr 8, 2004 2:39 pm (#1375 of 2936)
....when you are pleased with chioajones' impressive progress on her Gryffindor scarf.
....when you wake up at 1:30 am, and are still wide awake at 2:30 am so you decide to get up and then are delighted to think "Hey, now I'll have time to finish that fanfic I was in the middle of!"
dobbyiscool - Apr 8, 2004 2:56 pm (#1376 of 2936)
...Your english assignment is to write about a charactor from "The Merchant From Venice," and the whole time your teacher is telling you about the assignment, you can't help but think how much more fun it would be to analize Ronald Weasley's charactor.
Viola Intonada - Apr 8, 2004 7:27 pm (#1377 of 2936)
...when you go check several stores for the new Harry Potter Legos, and no one has them on the shelf yet, so you are really bummed. Lego is shipping individual orders for the Legos today, when will they ship to the stores???
Liz Mann - Apr 9, 2004 8:43 am (#1378 of 2936)
...when your Internet hasn't been working since Tuesday and you really, really want it back on so you can come to the forum.
Acceber - Apr 9, 2004 11:08 am (#1379 of 2936)
...when you're watching SS with a four-year-old you're babysitting for, he says, "Harry Potter isn't real", and you glare at him.
tracie1976 - Apr 9, 2004 11:16 am (#1380 of 2936)
....when you are at an appointment and one of the children that are there is named Norbert and you smile and automatically think of Hagrid and his dragon.
....when you are planning a slumber party/birthday party for your daughter on May 9th when they are showing SS on ABC *daughter's b-day is May 5th* ... so I think I'll be making it a HP theme.
Liz Mann - Apr 9, 2004 11:23 am (#1381 of 2936)
How does your daughter feel about that?
tracie1976 - Apr 9, 2004 12:47 pm (#1382 of 2936)
She doesn't know about it yet *evil grin* but she loves HP so it will be a suprise.
freshwater - Apr 9, 2004 8:34 pm (#1383 of 2936)
...when you like Sly Girl's fanfic so much that you write and tell her and she e-mails the link to her lastest story and you sit in front of the computer ALL DAY reading it and you are completely delighted with her interpretation of our favorite characters as adults. **whew**
Liz Mann - Apr 10, 2004 6:47 am (#1384 of 2936)
...when you are delighted when Hugh Grant's character mentions Harry Potter in Love Actually.
Star Crossed - Apr 10, 2004 7:31 am (#1385 of 2936)
...When you're starting a riot among your friends because the producers of the movies are evil people who want to start Goblet of Fire at school. Which means no Quidditch World Cup, Burrow, or Dursley's.
Liz Mann - Apr 10, 2004 8:04 am (#1386 of 2936)
Who says they want to start it at school?
Star Crossed - Apr 10, 2004 10:14 am (#1387 of 2936)
The producers told the people who play the Dursley's that they want to start at school, because the book is so long. The person who plays Vernon wants everyone to riot.
Liz Mann - Apr 10, 2004 1:48 pm (#1388 of 2936)
Actually, Richard Griffiths, while he did say he wants everyone to riot (which they are - sort of - well, they're very angry, anyway) I don't think he said anything about the producers wanting the film to start at Hogwarts. I think it was Newsround who reported it first, wasn't it? This is the article:
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If you read it somewhere else, could you post a link?
Star Crossed - Apr 10, 2004 7:21 pm (#1389 of 2936)
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That's where I first read it, where it says school. I hope bbc is right though. If they start at school, I'll cry. And tell myself that I won't go to the movies.
Even though I will.
Liz Mann - Apr 11, 2004 4:53 am (#1390 of 2936)
Well, Newsround are usually right about these things. Besides, they can't cut out the Quiddich World Cup because first of all, absolutely key things happen there, and second, if they cut it out there will be no Quiddich at all in the movie! Quiddich is Harry Potter's unique selling point. No other fantasy story has anything like it. It's not Harry Potter without Quiddich! *crosses arms and glares at Warner Bros people as if to say "cut out Quiddich and die"*
Star Crossed - Apr 11, 2004 10:11 am (#1391 of 2936)
Now you know why my MSN name is "Leader in the Army Against WB". I hope you are right. *sniff* Now this post is depressing.
The Grey Lady - Apr 11, 2004 12:02 pm (#1392 of 2936)
....You're 14 years old and still insisting the owl with your Hogwarts acceptence letter got blown off course and is flying here this very instant.
....You begin writing letters to Dumbledore, alerting him that you have not recieved you letter yet and he might want to check on his post owl.
....You tie the letters to Dumbledore to a stuffed version of Hedwig.
....You throw said stuffed-owl out the window, trying to get it into the air.
....You haven't run out of YKYAHPFWs yet
....You relate your sister's chemistry notes and english vocabulary to HP while helping her study
....You're thoroughly convinced the broom did move a little when you said "Up!"
....You're constantly looking over your shoulder to see if Harry is behind you, in his invisibility cloak.
....You are saving up to fly halfway across the world to protest with picket signs when JKR stops writting HP.
....You can spot a roadsign: "Privet Lane" in the middle of nowhere when you have just fallen from a horse at full canter and run several miles. (Part of a Duathalon type-thingi with running and horseback riding)
....You still havent run out of YKYAHPFWs...
septentrion - Apr 11, 2004 1:13 pm (#1393 of 2936)
...when you reread PoA to be ready for the movie release (which you're planning to see twice at least)
...when you like your rereading so much than you plan a global rereading of the series
...when you never want to be late at theaters in case they show PoA teaser
Liz Mann - Apr 11, 2004 2:18 pm (#1394 of 2936)
...when your mum starts talking to you while you're reading OotP and you start getting angry.
Acceber - Apr 11, 2004 3:15 pm (#1395 of 2936)
...when you went to a movie yesterday wishing and wishing they would show the PoA trailer, and you were very very disappointed when the didn't. I still haven't seen Hermy's punch on the big screen...
The Grey Lady - Apr 11, 2004 6:48 pm (#1396 of 2936)
....Your family members take away you're HP book at the dinner table, and you continue to stare into the space where it was proped up against the milk jug. After all, you've memorized it, you don't really need the text anymore.
....You see your pencil/keys/glasses across the room and automatically say "Accio!"
....You can rebuild the HP Lego sets, ALL of them, by memory.
....You've finnally done what you've been threatening to do for years: swallowed the HP Books.
....You can recognize the allusion to both Dudly and Hermione in the previous YKYAHPFW.
....You recieved, and read, the entire HP series...in a foreign language.
draco all the way - Apr 11, 2004 10:17 pm (#1397 of 2936)
...You help your sister, who's not so good on memory, study for her vocabulary bit, in her GRE exams, by making sentences of ALL the words ,HP style. (we are proud to say that this method works brilliantly)
....Okay this not me, but YKYAHPF when you start yelling at everyone within 2 km radius about how HP SO DOES exist. And the thing is, this girl is practically a mouse normally. She went ballistic on the football field when we were playing and everyone was so shocked. We are all a bit scared of her now. What wonderous things HP does to people....
....When your science teacher is droning on and on about space and stars and constellations and you are slowly but surely falling asleep and then you suddenly perk up on hearing about Sirius. Then later on you tell all your ignorant friends how you are SO far ahead of them in the lesson because you DEFINITELY know some things about Sirius that they don't.(by the by I did really fall asleep in that class, my friend had to keep poking me with a pen in the side. But the teacher noticed and I got yelled at in front of everyone.)
....When you get PoA for your 13 birthday and you read it like there's no tomorrow and your parents yell at you for not paying attention to the party guests and there's a huge row and you go upstairs with your book and refuse to come down. I heard the party was good ,though. Excellant cake and absence inattentive HP fanatics being the main reasons, supposedly.
.....and finally (for now) YKYAHPF when you lose a couple of friends because they haven't read HP and you don't talk about anything else. Oh well they'll come around! They all do!
Liz Mann - Apr 12, 2004 7:03 am (#1398 of 2936)
I'm a bit worried about that girl who shouted out about how HP does exist. If she's shouting it out like that it does suggest she really and truly does believe it. How old was she?
Maybe I'm not so HP mad as I thought. I haven't yet started ignoring guests so I can come on the forum or read the books. Well, I have been on here while guests have been round but mainly because they were doing something else and I was bored. Although, maybe the reason why I haven't done it is because we don't have guests very often.
Doris Crockford - Apr 12, 2004 7:06 am (#1399 of 2936)
When you're at church and see a kid wearing a sweater with an 'R' on it and think, "Hey, it's Ron!". But then you realize that it can't be Ron because the kid's hair is brown, and it can't be Ron's sweater because it's blue, not maroon.
When you start relating everything in your everyday life to Harry Potter.
When you are at Strings practice and your friends ask about the PoA movie, and you always know the answer to their question. And are angry that your friends haven't learned that Gambon is the new Dumbledore, even though you've mentioned it at least 5 times.
When your friend says, "You know what I hate about the PoA movie?" and you answer, "Lupin's moustache?" and then rant about his moustache for a few minutes, and that wasn't what she was thinking of at all.
When you should be doing homework but you're on the Forum...every day.
When you realize that if you told this to anyone else, they would think you're crazy, but you know that everyone here will understand.
Liz Mann - Apr 12, 2004 7:08 am (#1400 of 2936)
I know how that feels. I'm sure people get sick of me talking about Harry Potter. None of my friends have obsessions. That's why I love this forum so much!
THE HARRY POTTER LEXICON FORUM RULES!!!
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freshwater - Apr 12, 2004 7:12 am (#1401 of 2936)
Hey, draco all the way....can you explain more about turning vocabulary words into sentences? I'm a teacher an it sounds like an excellent memory charm...er, trick. Thanks!
The Grey Lady - Apr 12, 2004 10:11 am (#1402 of 2936)
freshwater, try finding a quote in HP that contains that word, ex: prone : "Ginny seemed very prone to knocking things over whenever Harry entered a room." (CS, ch 4) It really does work.
YKYAHPFW: ....You've stopped playing the HP trivia games because a) It's not always accurate, b) you always win.
....Around Christmas time, you begin glancing around in stores for thick, woolen socks for DD. Or ....You learn/already know how to knit thick, woolen socks (with patterns of snitches), and are trying to figure out how to mail them to DD.
....You were so eager to find out what happens in Book 5 you read it in exactly 12 hours, then nearly broke down because now you had to wait for Book 6.
....It would be more effective to be sworn into court with your hand on a HP Book, rather than a Bible.
.... Somehow, all the HP and HP related books have migrated to your bedroom. Including the 3 copies of each book, and 10 odd reference books.
....You spent 3 hours trying to get an avatar for the Lexicon, (it didn't work, btw)
....You can't spell the word 'serious' anymore, without writing 'Sirius'.
....You spent several nights gazing at the sky, looking for Sirius, Bellatrix, Andromeda, etc.
Liz Mann - Apr 12, 2004 12:26 pm (#1403 of 2936)
Grey Lady, when you say you spent hours trying to get an avatar, do you mean trying to find a suitable picture or actually making the picture your avatar?
The Grey Lady - Apr 12, 2004 12:37 pm (#1404 of 2936)
Both. I did find a picture, but each time I tried to load it, something was wrong (too big, not if gif, not in jpg, etc.) I'm going to haunt some other boards and see if it has any tips, then try again when I'm a little more awake.
dobbyiscool - Apr 12, 2004 12:42 pm (#1405 of 2936)
Good luck! I hope you can get a picture working, Grey Lady!
Liz Mann - Apr 12, 2004 1:28 pm (#1406 of 2936)
Here's a picture you could use.
You can edit it in Paint so that it only shows the Grey Lady and change it to jpg. I tried it and it's under 10K so it'll work as an avatar.
Hermionefan(#1) - Apr 12, 2004 2:40 pm (#1407 of 2936)
None of my friends have any sort of obsessions either. This always says to me, no matter if I'm reading HP or drawing Hermione, "you are way too obsessed with Harry Potter". Missed this place! I forgot to tell you I was going to Dallas! But I guess I wouldn't have been able to tell you anyways because I couldn't log in because it said my name was snicket.
... when your name tag at school says "cheerleader for St. Mungo's Maniacs--GOOO MANIACS!"
dobbyiscool - Apr 12, 2004 2:47 pm (#1408 of 2936)
...When your mom's friends/co-workers asked you (i'm 15) who dies in OoP (this was two day's after it was released), because they wanted to know how much of a shock it would be for their young children.
The Grey Lady - Apr 12, 2004 3:10 pm (#1409 of 2936)
sigh* Thanks, Liz Mann, I'm trying to use that picture, but it says it's 23K. Is there a way to compress it?
Denise P. - Apr 12, 2004 3:22 pm (#1410 of 2936)
Grey Lady, here is a resized picture you can use. I believe it is the correct size. The second one is the same picture, just edited a bit so you see more of the ghost.
The Grey Lady - Apr 12, 2004 4:05 pm (#1411 of 2936)
Thank you! *hugs Liz Mann and Denise P.*
Acceber - Apr 12, 2004 5:20 pm (#1412 of 2936)
...when you use eklectrical instead of electrical in everyday vocabulary.
...when you read your essay twice through, once to edit it and once to see if you could squeeze in anything Harry.
Star Crossed - Apr 12, 2004 5:46 pm (#1413 of 2936)
...when you ask your friend to tell you a lie (To see if your nostrils really do flare), and she says things like "Ron and Hermione will not get together. Severus is not hot."
...when the second thing you think about said friend in her costume is "You look like Severus Snape."...and you aren't the first to tell her.
...when you finally realise how many school projects have turned into Harry Potter projects. Computer project in eight grade, English essay in English 9 (Which I finally finished. ), and a Desktop PUB project.
...when you get into fights over 'ships during Desktop PUB class.
dobbyiscool - Apr 12, 2004 7:02 pm (#1414 of 2936)
Ha, I'd be pushing it if I tried to do many HP projects!
...when your teacher does a presentation about the middle ages, and the whole time you are thinking about how she is dressed up in an outfit similar to the Fat Lady's
draco all the way - Apr 12, 2004 8:22 pm (#1415 of 2936)
Liz, yes that girl is a bit too obsessed. She's 15 years old but don't worry she's perfectly normal. For my standards anyway...
Freshwater, well the sentence forming thing is very useful for me and my sister because we're HP addicts. So it might not work for everyone. It's just alot easier to remember the meaning of a word (when you have to learn loads and loads) if you make a HP related sentence with it.Let's say we have the word incessant, the sentence could be : Hermione was incessantly going on about the house elves and S.P.E.W. This helps us remember that incessant means never ceasing.
Okay, so this was a very inppropriate post for this forum. Feel free to delete. But, of course, I'd like it if you didn't!
The Great Abbycadabra - Apr 12, 2004 9:20 pm (#1416 of 2936)
I have a different problem than many of you guys. All of my friends have obsessions, but they are sooo boring! Oh my gosh, it's all they talk about. Of course, I counter all that they say with a similar, though more important, HP statement.
Emily - Apr 13, 2004 7:03 am (#1417 of 2936)
You know you are a lexicon fan when your little sister tells you that you should marry Snape because you both are so mean, and you say, no that's Gina, and she would not like what you just said.
Edit: wow, that was all one sentence!
tracie1976 - Apr 13, 2004 7:21 am (#1418 of 2936)
....when you see a sign saying someone lost a ferret..you wish you could get the ferret just so you can name it Malfoy.
Liz Mann - Apr 13, 2004 11:03 am (#1419 of 2936)
...when you go to see Scooby Doo 2 and are REALLY annoyed when they don't show the trailer!!! Nothing works the way it's supposed to!
...when you see a rat in one of the adverts at the beginning and immediately think of Scabbers.
...when there is an advert for HP software and you think of Harry Potter.
Padfoot - Apr 13, 2004 1:32 pm (#1420 of 2936)
When a friend tells you he saw someone sitting in church who looks exactly like Harry Potter, only I missed it!
When you watch the movie Air Force One just to see Gary Oldman and then practically fall off the couch as a commercial for SS coming May 9th to ABC. I was delighted for two reasons. One, being that its a Harry Potter tv sighting. Two, the commercial was advertised around 9 PM during a movie rated tv14. So therefor it was made for adults and teenagers to see, not just small children.
Finally convincing a co-worker (who thinks I am a bit nutty) to let me borrow his daughter's dvds of SS and CoS! Guess what I'm watching tonight? :-)
Liz Mann - Apr 13, 2004 2:38 pm (#1421 of 2936)
Errrrrrrrr... The Lord of the Rings???
Catherine - Apr 14, 2004 6:23 am (#1422 of 2936)
...You want to start a "Shave David Thewlis's Mustache" thread, so that you have a place to vent your feelings about that particular horror.
...You begin to wonder if your boggart would emerge as David Thewlis's mustache, or one of the Lupin action figures.
...You are sure that no matter how bizarre my feelings about the mustache, someone on this forum feels my pain!
Emily - Apr 14, 2004 6:59 am (#1423 of 2936)
I'm with you, Catherine!
Liz Mann - Apr 14, 2004 8:47 am (#1424 of 2936)
I don't like the moustache either. But I'm learning to accept it. Besides, at least it's not a great big bushy one that'll be painfully obvious ALL THE TIME even when he's only in the background! *shudders*
Anna Katarina - Apr 14, 2004 9:04 am (#1425 of 2936)
I like the moustache more than the scars that's for sure. Where do I complain about David Thewlis not looking at all like I imagine Remus?
Liz Mann - Apr 14, 2004 10:49 am (#1426 of 2936)
The Prisoner of Azkaban movie thread or the general casting thread.
Padfoot - Apr 14, 2004 11:07 am (#1427 of 2936)
When you try to convince your dad to buy stock in Scholastic Books and Warner Brothers based exclusively on the Harry Potter craze. Though I am not sure if he has even heard of Harry Potter. My dad isn't exactly current with pop culture and current trends in books/movies.
Star Crossed - Apr 14, 2004 12:23 pm (#1428 of 2936)
...When you are so bored in math class, you come up with your own Aritmancy system.
...When you use said system with each Harry Potter name that you know a first, middle, and last name.
...When you use said system with 'Nitwit! Oddment! Blubber! Tweak!' and get the number four, which could be 'd' (Since that's the fourth letter of the alphabet), and you could make it 'DD', which is the nickname for Dumbledore, who said that quote, so it must mean something.
freshwater - Apr 14, 2004 12:44 pm (#1429 of 2936)
....when you're toy shopping for a birthday present for your son's friend and are all excited that you've found HP gift wrap and an HP birthday card.
....when your son only rolls his eyes at your enthusiasm and doesn't even bother to argue with you about the gift wrap and card, because he knows you're too obsessed to care.
...when you plan a trip to Toy's R Us just to check out the new versions of HP candy they have in: Ice Mice, Fizzing Whizzbees and Jelly Slugs (see The Leaky Cauldron website).
....when you are already planning to sneak HP candy into the movie theatre when you take your son and his friends to see PoA on June 4th.
...when you figure the HP candy plans are not so over the top considering you've already ordered "Have you seen this wizard?" T-shirts for everyone you're taking to the movie.
The Grey Lady - Apr 14, 2004 1:40 pm (#1430 of 2936)
...when you lost count of how many times you saw the Harry Potter movies in theatre.
....when you fall/nearly fall out of your seat each time you watch it in theatre.
....when the worst Monday at school can be turned into the best day ever because you heard someone's cell phone ring the HP tune from the movies.
....when you over came severe arachnaphobia to watch HP & CoS.
Liz Mann - Apr 14, 2004 2:15 pm (#1431 of 2936)
The Forbidden Forest scene in CoS is NOT a nice scene for anyone who has arachnaphobia. In fact, I'd tell them to see it with a friend and go out when that scene comes on, get your friend to stand by the doors and call you back in when it's over.
Acceber - Apr 14, 2004 3:17 pm (#1432 of 2936)
...when you draw little wavy lines all over your math homework, trying to figure out exactly what movie-Harry's scar looks like.
...when you find out your HP library doesn't take up the most space on your bookshelf (Lemony Snicket beats it by a hair) and you are determined to get more Harry books.
...when the one quote on your bat mitzvah program is from GoF.
The Grey Lady - Apr 14, 2004 5:42 pm (#1433 of 2936)
....When you fully intend to have that quote by Dumbledore written on your gravestone. ( "To the well organized mind, death is just the next adventure." Or something like that, I don't have a book handy)
I know what you mean, Liz Mann. I did manage to see the Acromantula scene (on the 3rd try), but in Lord of the Rings I either have to leave the room or curl up shivering in my chair when Shelob comes on.
virgoddess1313 - Apr 14, 2004 5:49 pm (#1434 of 2936)
...When, while researching his English paper on JKR, your boyfriend finds a bunch of Harry Potter book he knows you don't have and orders them all for you.
Viola Intonada - Apr 14, 2004 7:49 pm (#1435 of 2936)
Freshwater, I can sympathize with you. I stopped at Toys R Us today just to check and see if they had the new HP Legos (which they didn't), so I bought some Fizzing Whizzbees, Droobles Best Blowing Gum and Jelly Slugs.
freshwater - Apr 14, 2004 10:01 pm (#1436 of 2936)
Virgogoddess1313, that boy sounds like a keeper! Can you share some of the titles with us?
Mare - Apr 15, 2004 2:32 am (#1437 of 2936)
"To the well organized mind, death is just the next adventure."
YKYAHPF when you start worrying what to do when you don't have a well organised mind....
virgoddess1313 - Apr 15, 2004 6:10 am (#1438 of 2936)
Well, Fantastic Beasts and the Quidditch books are on there... don't know the names for the others. I think he's going to buy me some shirts now too. Guilt is a many spelndored thing.
Joanna S Lupin - Apr 15, 2004 6:20 am (#1439 of 2936)
...when you spend hours and hours figuring out how to make iron-on transfer t-shirt (but hey it works!) and you are thoroughtly thrilled that your Sirius Black wanted t-shirt is ready for premiere (46 days to go!)
Liz Mann - Apr 15, 2004 12:50 pm (#1440 of 2936)
46? Sorry, Joanna, it's 50. Unless you're in France who apparently are getting it a few days earlier than most because new movies come out on a Wednesday there instead of a Friday.
Joanna S Lupin - Apr 15, 2004 1:26 pm (#1441 of 2936)
Edited by Apr 15, 2004 1:29 pm
Well, here in Poland premiere is on 1st of June, that's 46 days right?
1st June is a Children's Day in Poland so it's perhaps because of that
Liz Mann - Apr 15, 2004 1:46 pm (#1442 of 2936)
The premiere is or the release is?
Madame Librarian - Apr 15, 2004 2:00 pm (#1443 of 2936)
...when you notice a picture book on the Children's New Titles shelf at the library called Kitten's First Full Moon, and you think, "Oh, my gosh, the poor kitty's a werewolf (werecat?)!
Joanna S Lupin - Apr 15, 2004 2:08 pm (#1444 of 2936)
Edited by Apr 15, 2004 2:13 pm
What's the diffrence Liz? It's Poland - no actors, no big banquet, it's the first day it is played nothing more, and I'm going to see it then - would you call it premiere or release?
Liz Mann - Apr 15, 2004 2:10 pm (#1445 of 2936)
It's the release. The premiere is the big celebrity showing.
That's so not fair that some countries are getting the film before the country that made it!
...when you read an article in the paper about the supposed reason why people are always losing their keys (to do with short term memory) and later when you reflect on it, you think, J.K. says the reason we keep losing our keys is because wizards are selling us door keys that shrink to nothing.
tracie1976 - Apr 15, 2004 4:56 pm (#1446 of 2936)
....when you say "How can I be so stupid?" when you forget to buy something that you needed to make dinner.
....when you search three stores so you can look at the new Harry Potter toys
....when you start adding up the prices of said toys to figure out how much you would need for one of each toy.
Denise P. - Apr 15, 2004 5:34 pm (#1447 of 2936)
.........when you run into Toys R Us to get some of the new HP candies!
I got Ice Mice ($1.99 for 4), Droobles (99¢), Jelly Slugs ($1.99) but they didn't have the Fizzing Wizzbees. They did have Chocolate Frogs and Bertie Botts in the big blue bag ($3.99).
The cards in the Chocolate Frogs are cool but not for $1.99. The frog is tiny and has rice crispies in it. I think the frog should have caramel so when you bite into it, it oozes like frog guts
Catherine - Apr 15, 2004 6:11 pm (#1448 of 2936)
Have fun without me, HP fans! I draw the line at frog guts!
Marie E. - Apr 15, 2004 6:21 pm (#1449 of 2936)
pauses as she runs out the door to Toys R Us*
I have a friend who bought Chocolate Frogs in England and said hers was hollow and not the faux "crispie" kind we have here. Can anyone else confirm this?
Mrs. Sirius - Apr 15, 2004 10:11 pm (#1450 of 2936)
When you go to your hair salon and immediately notice a copy of the OoTP on the counter that someone has left behind and you encourage the hairdresser to contact the person immediately so that they can come and claim their book. On leaving I noticed a copy of the GOF and also opened that one to see who it belonged to, then I suggested she create a lost and found so that these precious books can be reclaimed.
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Dr Filibuster - Apr 15, 2004 11:41 pm (#1451 of 2936)
Marie, yes we have hollow chocolate frogs in Europe. No guts. We also had fizzing whizbees (so fizzy and tart they make your eyes water), liqurice wands, Bertie Botts (different to USA), Honeydukes best chocolate, acid pops, dragon eggs (Swedish, Chinese, Welsh and Hungarian).
I haven't seen them for a while. Perhaps they went bust, or are lying low until the movies come out?
We had them all (apart from acid pops, I've never seen them) for the CoS movie.
YKYAAHPLFW...you see the sweets and can't resist trying them all, even though you know they won't live up to the descriptions in the books. Muggle fakes, tut!
Denise P. - Apr 16, 2004 6:10 am (#1452 of 2936)
you give a Candy Report in the chatroom about the HP candies you bought.
Ice Mice: small little bluish shaped hard candies, like an ice cube. Berry flavored with a sugar mouse in the center. I think these are my favorite so far but I am still searching out the Fizzing Whizzbees. My OWL/NEWT score: E
Jelly Slugs: like a slew of other gummy type snacks out there. The texture on these are different and they are actually more tasty than most gummy snacks. They come in Pear, Watermelon, Tangerine and Cherry flavor. My OWL/NEWT score: A
Droobles Best Blowing Gum: these were NOT individually wrapped...boo hiss! They are small blue gumballs that have a hint of berry flavor. If you think of the old penny gumballs, you have it right. It is a light blue color when chewed. I attempted 2 gumballs, I would think you need at least 4 for a decent bubble but this gum is sticky and difficult to remove from your face if your bubble pops. My OWL/NEWT score: P
The Grey Lady - Apr 16, 2004 6:12 am (#1453 of 2936)
....you spend at least an hour deciding if the ceramic dragon you are painting is a Swedish Short-Snout or an Opal Eye. (It ended up a Common Welsh Green)
....you little brother is chattering about his gym coach: Mr. Moody. You freak out and start asking if he's Mad, how many eyes he's got, etc.
PS: In the US (or at least, where I live) we refer to the premiere as the midnight showing (very first time).
freshwater - Apr 16, 2004 8:50 am (#1454 of 2936)
...when you find a 'Harry Potter Personalized Hogwarts Letter' on eBay, and have to buy one NOW even though your son's 11th birthday is more than 1 year away.
...when your second thought about this letter is "I'll have to post this on the forum! For all those folks who have been patiently waiting for their own letter to arrive."
...when the seller of the above letter warms your heart with the statement "for you (or for your child)", thereby reinforcing that it is OK for an adult to want his/her own Hogwarts letter.
Denise P. - Apr 16, 2004 8:57 am (#1455 of 2936)
Wow, those are really cool (but pricey!) I will have to watch and get one for ME...I mean, my kids.
freshwater - Apr 16, 2004 9:12 am (#1456 of 2936)
They are a bit pricey, Denise (@ $16.98). On the other hand, I can imagine the look on my son's face when he sees 'Tim Killoran, The Southwest Bedroom, *** North St., ***** WI, USA' !! That will be priceless!
Beside, I can save it on the scrapbook pages I'm making to document our obession with HP.....I think I should have scored higher on the obession quiz, don't you?
haymoni - Apr 16, 2004 10:08 am (#1457 of 2936)
My son is turning 11 this year and I figured I would just make my own letter for him.
Something similar would be used for invitations.
septentrion - Apr 16, 2004 12:44 pm (#1458 of 2936)
...when you discover HP' candies' exitence and think of looking for them in the store.
...when you have to drive a rather long way with a broken down car radio hence with no music, and so you do the music yourself in your head, Hedwig's theme of course.
Star Crossed - Apr 16, 2004 1:21 pm (#1459 of 2936)
...when you walk home and see a license plate with 'YJP' and the very first thing you think of is 'Young James Potter'.
...when you almost start crying when you see license plate.
scully jones - Apr 16, 2004 2:12 pm (#1460 of 2936)
I bought the candies today! I'm not going to open them until the movie!
Fizzing Wizbees, (I'm guessing they're like pop rocks?), Ice Mice, Jelly slugs, Chocolate frogs (the rice kind), Droobles (dastardly expensive for such a small bag)Best Blowing Gum, and of course, Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans in the Drawstring bag.
I'm a happy camper!
Padfoot - Apr 16, 2004 2:20 pm (#1461 of 2936)
Are the muggle version of Berttie Botts really in every flavor? Well, I mean within reason. Or are they just in the usual candy flavors? I am bummed to hear that the chocolate frogs are hollow. I just assumed they were solid. I haven't tried any of the HP candy yet, nor have I seen any for sale. I have got to be more observant.
Denise P. - Apr 16, 2004 2:28 pm (#1462 of 2936)
The chocolate frogs in the US are not hollow, they are solid with rice crispies but incredibly small.
The Bertie Botts in the US have the following flavors that are not traditional jelly bean flavor:
There are more normal flavors as well and the bag does give a guide to help identify the gross flavors
scully jones - Apr 16, 2004 2:46 pm (#1463 of 2936)
The U.S. Bertie Bott's beans I've had don't have Soap, spaghetti, or earthworm. Are those new flavors?
I've always loved Jelly Bellys.... They have SO many flavors, that I immediately knew they would make great Ever Flavor Beans.
Kneazle Girl - Apr 16, 2004 3:19 pm (#1464 of 2936)
...when you are so absorbed in listening to OoP on CD that whenever a CD ends, you gasp and RUN to get the next one
...when, even though you have read OoP 3 times now, you still squeal when you hear "Dumbledore lowered his hands and surveyed Harry over his half-moon glasses"
...when you were up after midnight reading HP5 with your friends when it first came out and you were so crazed from the excitement that when your best friend started reading out the chapter titles, you thought it would give something away so you threw a tissue box at her (and were only vaguely sorry about it as it did shut her up)
...when you are still bothered by the question of why the triwizard champions didn't just reducto their way through the maze, even though it is clearly not important and we will probably never have an answer
...when you and your friend have spent many amusing minutes trying out odd things from the books, like "turning on your heel" and saying "yeh-no"
Denise P. - Apr 16, 2004 4:34 pm (#1465 of 2936)
Yep, the spaghetti, soap and earthworm are new flavors. I looked at the Jelly Belly page the other day and they were not listed. The box has changed from a blue color to a green color so I suspect these newer boxes with the newer flavors will be available soon.
The grass one is actually not bad, the other gross ones are rather gross.
Madame Librarian - Apr 16, 2004 8:29 pm (#1466 of 2936)
...when you are surprised to hear the Chocolate Frogs are hollow. They should, of course, be filled with...frog spawn!
Oh, ewwwww! Not a pretty picture.
dobbyiscool - Apr 16, 2004 9:01 pm (#1467 of 2936)
Gross! But that reminds me, my friends are in Biology, and they disected frogs yesterday.
draco all the way - Apr 16, 2004 9:49 pm (#1468 of 2936)
...when you get mortally offended when one of your friends returns PS saying she read it halfway through but stopped because it was "boring". I mean, come on ,"boring" is NOT a word associated with HP!
...when you give aforementioned 'friend' a good talking to and suggest she look up the meaning of boring because obviously she doesn't know.
...when you are shocked speechless when another one of your 'friends" tells you she's not yet started reading OotP because she's 'busy'. This is a criminal offence, I tell you. She used to be one of my only real HP buddies in school and she bought the book with me on June 21(release date) and now she tells me she hasn't even started on it. What's there to be busy about, it's our summer holidays!
I just asked her what she was so busy with for almost year and she tells me schoolwork! I had the same schoolwork and I read the book in 2 days flat and managed to read it several more times too!
freshwater - Apr 16, 2004 11:28 pm (#1469 of 2936)
I know, draco all the way, it's just shocking....to quote Ron, "She needs to sort out her priorities!" ;-)
The Great Abbycadabra - Apr 17, 2004 2:21 am (#1470 of 2936)
. . .when you plan on arranging a Hogwarts letter for your brother for his 11th birthday next month, but you plan on writing your name on it. I know, I know, that's really mean, but the kid is evil, and he laughs at my obvious muggleness! It's somewhat hurtful.
. . .when you go to see Ella Enchanted and you really hope that they'll show the POA trailer.
. . .when you are really upset when they don't.
. . .when you get to the theater a bit early so you sit on a bench outside the theater Ella Enchanted is playing in and you see a reflection of the HP logo in one of the popcorn machines, so you immediately get up to go investigate.
. . .when you discover that the POA poster is hanging up outside of your movie's theater and you are insanely excited.
. . .when you consider swiping the poster, but are upset when you see that the poster is actually locked in the case.
. . .when you wonder if the two keyholes in the case where the POA poster is imprisoned is like in spy movies where two people each have a key and they have to turn the key at the same time or it'll explode or something--just because the poster is that precious.
draco all the way - Apr 17, 2004 3:34 am (#1471 of 2936)
You know they probably keep the posters in those cases to stop people like us from nicking them.
Liz Mann - Apr 17, 2004 6:16 am (#1472 of 2936)
I saw the lamp post poster when I last went to the cinema and I probably would have swiped it if a) there hadn't been staff right there and b) it would have been a bit obvious what I'd done if I walked out of there carrying a giant cardboard lampost!
...when you are reading the live journal of your favourite fanfiction writer and are upset when she says she's gone off HP. Apparently she just didn't like OotP.
Emily - Apr 17, 2004 8:01 am (#1473 of 2936)
...When you see that in a magazine one of your cousins gets (I'm stuck at my aunts house for Easter break, but hey they have a better computer than me) there is a picture of one of the new posters and you plan on how to swipe it.
...when you take the obsession quiz over and over and over (and over) to see what the best score you can get is. I don't actually lie, I just tweak questions to my needs . (for example: *Have ever spent an afternoon in London searching for the Leaky Cauldron? *Even though you don't live in the UK? I would check *Even though you don't live in the UK, because I don't.)
Liz Mann - Apr 17, 2004 8:55 am (#1474 of 2936)
I ticked 'Have you ever spent an afternoon in London searching for The Leaky Cauldron?' because I went looking for the shop they used for the exterior in the movie.
Acceber - Apr 17, 2004 2:58 pm (#1475 of 2936)
...when your aunt is looking at herself in the car mirror, she says "I can't get my hair to lie down in back", and you think 'Like Harry's?'
The Grey Lady - Apr 17, 2004 7:28 pm (#1476 of 2936)
...you find a candy-filled "cell phone" in the mall that's made by a company called 'Ludo' and you run up to your sisters and shout "Bagman!"
....all your hardback HP books are literally falling apart from over-use. (Seriously, the binding's coming undone and the pages are wearing thin...just from opening and reading the books so often!) Does anyone have any spellotape?
Viola Intonada - Apr 17, 2004 7:32 pm (#1477 of 2936)
Abby, why didn't you use the "Alohomora" spell?
...When you finally give up on the stores getting the new Harry Potter Legos so you order directly from Lego. Btw, when you order the Marauders Map Kit, (Marauders Map plus Draco's Attack by Buckbeak you get a miniture Knight Bus, it is the only way you are supposed to get the mini-knight bus)
The Great Abbycadabra - Apr 17, 2004 11:33 pm (#1478 of 2936)
. . .when you feel really stupid for not thinking of using Alohomora. Duh, Abby! *smacks forehead*
. . .when you decide to punish yourself by re-reading the books, so you never make such a mistake again!
. . .when you think you may need to go back to the movies soon and try that.
. . .when you think your brother's Lego magazine should be coming soon. The one that features the new POA legos. Yay!!
Emily - Apr 18, 2004 9:20 am (#1479 of 2936)
...When you think you wouldn't mind having to re-read the books as a punishment.
Liz Mann - Apr 18, 2004 9:57 am (#1480 of 2936)
...when you don't think re-reading the books would be a punishment at all, but a reward.
...when you're not concentrating properly on the film you're watching because you're on here at the same time.
Joanna S Lupin - Apr 18, 2004 11:32 am (#1481 of 2936)
...when you wear your Sirius Black Wanted t-shirt over your sweater, because you cannot resist goggling at it every few seconds
septentrion - Apr 18, 2004 12:10 pm (#1482 of 2936)
...when you convince your husband to have a high-speed connection to internet so that he can make phone call at any time without me being disconnected from the forum (I'll be able to watch the trailers in good conditions)
Acceber - Apr 18, 2004 2:44 pm (#1483 of 2936)
...when you see ALBUMS on a store sign and you misread it as Albus.
...when you're driving to Massachusetts' beautiful North Shore, you see a sign for Fitchburg, and you think "Hey, they have a Quidditch team."
Star Crossed - Apr 18, 2004 6:49 pm (#1484 of 2936)
...When at your production of Once Upon a Mattress, you convince your best friend you look like Mrs. Figg. Then later on, when you change out of costume, you put on your shades and she says you look like a bug and you shout, "Just like Trelawny!" And she says you're too obsessed.
...When after all that, you tell her you simply must post it on the Lexicon forum and she rolls her eyes.
SHEla WOLFsbane - Apr 18, 2004 10:42 pm (#1485 of 2936)
... When you've been away from the forum for three days and start to go into with drawls.
... When you get excited to see another forum member lives in the same state as you. Freshwater- I live in WI, too! I'm living on the East side of the state now...
The Grey Lady - Apr 19, 2004 2:12 pm (#1486 of 2936)
....when you remember what the formula for Glycerin is because its C6H12O6. Chang!
dobbyiscool - Apr 19, 2004 2:21 pm (#1487 of 2936)
Cool way to remeber that, Grey Lady!
Julia. - Apr 19, 2004 3:08 pm (#1488 of 2936)
Well spoted Grey Lady! I can't believe that I, the science major, did not pick up on that. Oh well. Side note, correct me if I'm wrong, but I always thought that C6H12O6 (don't know how to do subscripts yet) was the formula for glucose, not glycerin? Or do they both have the same formula?
freshwater - Apr 19, 2004 3:41 pm (#1489 of 2936)
Hey, Shela W., I'm on the east side of the state, too! In West Bend, about 45 minutes northwest of downtown Milwaukee. Where are you?
urzafyffe - Apr 19, 2004 5:24 pm (#1490 of 2936)
Julia, I almost postive that the chemical formula for glycerin is C3H8O3 and that formula is for glucose.
Prefect Marcus - Apr 19, 2004 5:30 pm (#1491 of 2936)
Edited by Apr 19, 2004 5:32 pm
In fact, couldn't glycerin be written C3H5(OH)3?
If I recall, its structure looks like this:
The Grey Lady - Apr 19, 2004 6:03 pm (#1492 of 2936)
Sorry, it was glucose. (That is what I meant)
The Great Abbycadabra - Apr 19, 2004 6:55 pm (#1493 of 2936)
. . .when you wish you had noticed that when you were in chemistry.
. . .when you think you should get college credit for this little lesson in science.
. . .when you think rereading HP is the bestest punishment ever!
SHEla WOLFsbane - Apr 19, 2004 8:58 pm (#1494 of 2936)
... When you get a sad feeling that you are rapidly running low on "new" threads that you still have to look at because it means that sooner or later you're not going to be able to spend as much time reading the forum as you have in the past... ... freshwater, I live in a dinky town aprox. 45min South of Green Bay, and 30min East of Appleton.
draco all the way - Apr 20, 2004 5:21 am (#1495 of 2936)
...when you suddenly realise that chemistry is a really interesting subject. (would of helped if I had felt like that before finals. Chemistry, I feel, is the most boring subject that God ever created. Plus my teacher's old and boring and drones on and on...)
...when you realise you'll miss your chemistry teacher next year because she suddenly reminds you strongly of professor Binns.
... When you go back and read your old HTML books because you want to express your feelings more strongly on the Lexicon. (But HTML's proving to be a very difficult language to learn! So be patient, it'll be awhile untill I can get the hang of it)
Star Crossed - Apr 20, 2004 12:07 pm (#1496 of 2936)
...When you walk into English 9 and see a poster of two men fighting with swords. One in red with black hair and one in green with blond hair and think, "Harry and Draco?" Then you read Romeo and Juliet at the top and are even more confused.
Liz Mann - Apr 20, 2004 12:42 pm (#1497 of 2936)
Draco all the way, go to this website: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
It tells you how to create a basic webpage, and some of it can be used on the forum. It puts it in a simple way. HTML is actually quite easy once you get the hang of it.
...when you see someone reading in the library and immediately recognise it as a Potter book even though you can't see the cover or read the words inside (you recognise it simply from the font size and the fact that it has the chapter titles at the top of the page, even though you can't see what it says - and I've seen that girl reading HP before).
...when you get up and pretend to be looking at the books on the shelves next to her so you can see which Potter book it is (PoA).
...when you then put back the book you were going to read and get a Potter book hoping she'll notice and strike up a conversation about it. Then you'd know someone away from the forum who likes it! (She didn't. Darn.)
Star Crossed - Apr 20, 2004 3:03 pm (#1498 of 2936)
Liz, stop being subtle. You have to push the book out of her hand, pick it up, and say "Oh, I've heard about this. Is it any good?" Actually, I'm even worse when I see someone reading Harry Potter. I'll tug on an arm of my friend and almost shout, "(S)he's reading Harry Potter!" until they turn around and say something.
Acceber - Apr 20, 2004 7:32 pm (#1499 of 2936)
...when you go to a bookstore to get as many Harry DVDs as the money in your pocket can get you, and you are disappointed when you don't see them in the main DVD section. You feel like sueing the bookstore.
...when you, a loyal Potty, don't give up hope and keep looking for the DVDs. You find them, but in the "Family" section. You feel like sueing even more.
...when you are still angry at the store and go away fuming into the book part of it. Your anger evaporates, however, when you see a large display case devoted to Harry, i.e. all books hardcover, SS-GoF paperback, and the English paperback versions. You decide not to sue.
draco all the way - Apr 20, 2004 8:55 pm (#1500 of 2936)
I've done that too! I'm always on the lookout for another HP addict. But nowadays if I see someone reading PoA I feel very superior to them and I think that they're way behind the times.
I stopped being subtle though. Now, I just go upto the person and introduce myself and tell them how much I love HP. And about how Draco's my favourite and how Umbridge is a total imbecile. But usually they just back away slowly at first and then they just tear out of the library. I just wish I knew why...
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The Great Abbycadabra - Apr 21, 2004 12:09 am (#1501 of 2936)
heeheehee, Draco. I wouldn't run away, if it's any consolation.
. . .when you see a box containing a bookcase at Target and the picture on the box has SS and COS on the shelves and you want to buy that bookcase.
. . .when you are watching a decorating show on TV and on the before picture you see GOF on the person's shelf and are exceedingly happy.
. . .when you don't see GOF in the room in the after picture and you are exceedingly angry.
septentrion - Apr 21, 2004 2:27 am (#1502 of 2936)
...when you still remember chemical formula for glucose 24 hours later thanks to this forum.
haymoni - Apr 21, 2004 6:50 am (#1503 of 2936)
...when you hear the head of homeland security (whatever his name is) say that the #1 priority is "Viligence" and the first words that pop into your head are "Moody" and "Constant".
Liz Mann - Apr 21, 2004 8:12 am (#1504 of 2936)
...when you read a set report for PoA and you really, really, REALLY want to see the set for yourself!!!
...when you wonder, if you did a set report on it for the Lexicon, would they let you in?? Hmmm... maybe if Steve or Denise asked if they could send someone round to do a report, they'd say yes. Seeing as the Lexicon is such a big site and all. The first ever set report for GoF! (Can you hear the hopefulness here? )
Flame Alligator - Apr 21, 2004 9:11 am (#1505 of 2936)
draco all the way - lol I do the same and they react the same. Especially, since I am older.
.....when you see one of the girls at your favorite Health Food Co-Op reading PoA and you tell her you love Harry and the both of you jump up and down and squeal like teeny boppers at a boy band concert.
.....when you are going on vocation this summer and you have to decide on spending money on clothes for the trip or The new Bristish paperbacks with the new covers. hmmmm.....maybe I can do both, less clothes perhaps.
.....when you haven't posted on this thread in a while because you did not have anything good/interesting to post. I am a bit distressed.
Padfoot - Apr 21, 2004 10:01 am (#1506 of 2936)
I was just talking to a friend about how great the HP books are. I think I have convinced her to go out and buy the books. Also told her about May 9th, ABC. She hasn't even seen a HP movie yet!
Liz Mann - Apr 21, 2004 11:12 am (#1507 of 2936)
Gasp! That's a crime!
Emily - Apr 21, 2004 2:37 pm (#1508 of 2936)
Your kidding of course, padfoot. Haha... not funny. You are kidding, aren't you?
...when you get mad at your friend because she says she put book 5 down in the last chapter.
...when you start a conversation with someone you don't know at school because they are reading a HP book.
Padfoot - Apr 21, 2004 2:50 pm (#1509 of 2936)
Nope, not kidding. It's hard to believe, but there are some people out there who haven't analyzed every aspect of the HP books. I'm just glad that she has heard of Harry Potter. I will keep working on her, eventually she will become addicted if I have anything to do with it.
Hermionefan(#1) - Apr 21, 2004 2:54 pm (#1510 of 2936)
... when you are dissapointed in your friend because she is on the fourth book (for the first time!), and has not read the first and second ("I saw the movies!" Appalling.).
... when you are annoyed because the friend that went with you to buy OP at midnight only just finished reading it, and you have read it 7 times.
... when you are rereading the entire HP series in order (I'm on the third), and this means that when I'm finished I will have read OP 8 times (is that too many times?)
... when you... hang on I lost it. Oh yeah, I remember now, when you see a third or second grader or however old he was reading OP and you say, "You're reading OP! Congratulations! I love that book! Have you read the rest? [etc]" until your friend tells you to leave him alone. Now whenever I see him I launch into another HP discussion, and I don't even know his name!
Viola Intonada - Apr 21, 2004 5:15 pm (#1511 of 2936)
...when the UPS man pulls up to your house and you have a bet with your husband whether it is for you or him, and you win because it is the HP Legos you ordered!!!! You dance around the room singing, "I win, I win."
The Mini-Knight Bus is sssooo cute. They have changed some of the colors of the pieces now. For example, Harry's head is now actually flesh colored instead of yellow. (I got The Marauders Map, Draco Meets Buckbeak and a mini-knight bus)
.....when you have them built before your children get back from PSR.
virgoddess1313 - Apr 21, 2004 8:46 pm (#1512 of 2936)
...When you see a Harry Potter planner sitting abandoned in your speech class and you serious think about nicking it.
...When you don't because you don't want to deprive anyone of their precious Harry Potter planner, even though they carelessly left it in class.
...When a girl you just barely know in that class said that she saw that and thought of you because one of your speeches was HP related and she's seen you reading the books several times.
...When you find out one of your best friend's 14-year-old little sister is just as obsessed with HP as you are and you start gushing to her about the Lexicon and the forum (which is has shckingly never heard of) and vow to get her involved.
draco all the way - Apr 21, 2004 9:31 pm (#1513 of 2936)
Hermione Fan , I understand your shock. My sister wanted to read PoA before she'd even read PS or CoS! I sat her down and told her that I would not let her do such an insanely criminal act. So, I told her the plot of the first 2 books. I think I kinda messed up though. She still goes around asking "What's Ginny got to do with anything...
...when your entire class lets out a collective groan when you launch into another HP related speech for English. I've already done almost 4 bookreviews based on Hp and a couple of speeches, so my classmates are already well on their way to slumberland by the time I get up onto the podium.
Denise P. - Apr 22, 2004 9:38 am (#1514 of 2936)
Viola, where did you order from again? I can't find the mini bus.
I did find Fizzing Whizzbees today though.
The Grey Lady - Apr 22, 2004 1:20 pm (#1515 of 2936)
..when, during Chemistry class, your teacher pulls out a large brass teapot (to burn a few chemicals in) and you spend the rest of class staring at it, imaging how good it would look in your HP-deccorated bedroom.
...when filling out a form for (boarding) school where you're supposed to describe yourself and an ideal roomate, you write "Harry Potter fan".
PS: It was an awesome teapot! It looked all antique and would of been perfect for Trelawny's class. We made smoke billow out of it and then, we blew up a gummy bear!
dobbyiscool - Apr 22, 2004 1:43 pm (#1516 of 2936)
... When you wish you could pretend you weren't related to your little sister, because she is eleven and has read the first eight chapters or so of SS five times, and never gets further then that. If she's going to borrow the book, she could at least try to finish it! Actually, she said, "I watched the movie! I know what's going to happen!" and that made me even more angry at her (she just returned the book for the fifth time w/o having read all of it )
Liz Mann - Apr 22, 2004 2:38 pm (#1517 of 2936)
Sigh! Some people!
Denise P. - Apr 22, 2004 3:00 pm (#1518 of 2936)
when you go check the Lego section of Toys R Us to see the Harry Potter Legos. I considered getting the Slytherin set but it is $5.00 less (even with shipping) on the Lego site. I should have looked before I ordered my Marauder Kit so I could add that in.
I have 2 packs of Fizzing Whizzbees to try later this evening! Woo hoo!
Liz Mann - Apr 22, 2004 3:12 pm (#1519 of 2936)
...when you are getting anxious because there is a Harry Potter product on ebay that you've bid for and you're not going to find out if you've got it until midnight (which where I am is still fifty something minutes away).
Liz Mann - Apr 22, 2004 4:24 pm (#1520 of 2936)
...when you burst into tears because you lost out on it by 50 PENSE!!! It was a first edition of PS/SS, British kids cover, with a rare smarties gold award seal on it (it went for £10.50!!! My highest bit was £10!!!!!!!)
The Grey Lady - Apr 22, 2004 5:20 pm (#1521 of 2936)
...when you see you Mom giving your little brother a plastic compass ande explaIning to him how he can clip it on his bike, you shout "Or on your broom!"
Marie E. - Apr 22, 2004 6:48 pm (#1522 of 2936)
...when you see a book at the school book fair tited Tentacles all about Giant Squids and naturally think of...well, you know.
scully jones - Apr 22, 2004 7:29 pm (#1523 of 2936)
...When every day, you pass by a beautiful horse pasture... And you have your favorite trio of horses. (There are several different groups in different pastures,)
...Two dark brown barrel-chested horses with black hair, Crabbe and Goyle...
...One light roan colored slim horse with the most beautiful magnificent BLONDE hair, all the way down it's nose... With a white blaze, and crisp white socks. And you name it Malfoy.
Acceber - Apr 22, 2004 7:45 pm (#1524 of 2936)
...when you enjoy watching Sarah's scarf grow with each new picture.
...when writing your fanfic is the funnest piece of writing you've ever done and one of the only ones that hasn't been school-related.
Dumbly-dorr - Apr 22, 2004 10:13 pm (#1525 of 2936)
...when you're racing through the forum because you haven't read for a few days, and seeing how close you can get your curser to the "Read New" mark to get to all those new posts faster,and congratulate yourself on how accurate you are because of all the practice you've had doing it.
SHEla WOLFsbane - Apr 23, 2004 9:11 am (#1526 of 2936)
... When you have a dream where you tell someone step by step, how to get to the Lexicon. (I don't remember who I was telling in the dream though...)
Star Crossed - Apr 23, 2004 12:12 pm (#1527 of 2936)
...When you have a dream where you see the PoA movie, and you tell yourself (in the dream) that it didn't show the Evil Pink Hoodie of DOOM that much.
Liz Mann - Apr 23, 2004 12:49 pm (#1528 of 2936)
...when you are annoyed because you can't remember any of the dreams you've had recently, so you don't know if any of them were Harry Potter related.
freshwater - Apr 23, 2004 7:05 pm (#1529 of 2936)
....when you find yourself reading fanfiction (not all of it, just the really well-written stuff like that by SlyGirl and Amy Alpin) almost as obessively as you've read HP books.
Gina R. Snape: there's a fanfic on the SugarQuills website, by 'Robin', called "Promises Unbroken" where your favorite professor figures prominently and in a very good light(despite staying very much in character)...I'm sure you'd like it.
Mrs. Sirius - Apr 25, 2004 9:52 pm (#1530 of 2936)
...out for the evening with 4 adult woman and discussing reactions to bad drivers who cut you off when the kids are in the car, (and you therefore should not use certain language or make certain gestures), one of your friends says that she now calls these drivers "Slytherins". Most satisfying!
septentrion - Apr 26, 2004 2:26 am (#1531 of 2936)
...when you're posting here instead of going outside when it's sunny
Star Crossed - Apr 26, 2004 3:43 am (#1532 of 2936)
...when you're posting here instead of going outside when it's raining. (Ah, school. You must love it.)
Denise P. - Apr 26, 2004 10:21 am (#1533 of 2936)
Woo hoo! My Legos came today. My husband brought it in and said "Sounds like broken glass in here."
The mini Knight Bus is sooo cute! I put it together and it is sitting by my computer. I will put together the other two kits later.
Acceber - Apr 26, 2004 1:24 pm (#1534 of 2936)
...when you find this bit in your Social Studies textbook very interesting. "Commodus was followed by Emperor Septimus Severus, a strong ruler who held the empire together by his tough military leadership. When he died in AD 211, the dynasty of Severus continued to rule Rome. Yet conditions in the empire got worse. The last empire of this dynasty, Severus Alexander, was finally killed by his own men in AD 235."~A Message of Ancient Days, p.471.
Marie E. - Apr 26, 2004 8:29 pm (#1535 of 2936)
...when you order the PoA movie poster book from your daughter's book order. And refuse to let her see it until you've looked all through it.
Denise P. - Apr 26, 2004 8:36 pm (#1536 of 2936)
when you find a picture of the mini Knight Bus so you can post to show how cute it is. It fits in the palm of my hand.
Marie E. - Apr 26, 2004 8:37 pm (#1537 of 2936)
Awww, I want one now!
Fawkes Forever - Apr 27, 2004 1:10 am (#1538 of 2936)
Aww cool bus Denise.... I know what I want for my birthday
When listening to the radio on my way to work this morning, there was a competition for a weekend in a luxury hotel in Kenmare Co. Kerry (South West Ireland) & my first thought was.... hmmm, Kenmare... they've got a great quidditch team haven't they .... hee hee!
I need to get out more
Star Crossed - Apr 27, 2004 3:40 am (#1539 of 2936)
...when you're getting ready from school and you hear shrieking. Without even getting scared, you can tell the Mandrake scene is playing on CoS (And I was right. Now it's the scene with Ron burping up slugs. Yum.)
Liz Mann - Apr 27, 2004 7:08 am (#1540 of 2936)
The sound of the Mandrakes isn't very pleasant, especially at the cinema in surround sound.
Emily - Apr 27, 2004 2:50 pm (#1541 of 2936)
...when you go to see a movie that you don't want to see just because the trailer might be there.
... when you are extremely angry that you didn't see it
...when the fact that that they have 2 different HP posters (US one and Sirius wanted sign) almost makes up for that
...when you nearly explode when your sister tells you that while you were at the movie you didn't want to see for the trailer she saw it on TV! I have yet to see it on anything except my old, almost-broken computer!
Liz Mann - Apr 27, 2004 3:37 pm (#1542 of 2936)
The Richard and Judy show on ITV in England I think is going to have a HP segmant tomorrow. My mum said she walked into the kitchen and just heard them say something about HP tomorrow. Or at least that's what it sounded like. She doesn't know what exactly it is they're showing.
Fawkes Forever - Apr 28, 2004 3:34 am (#1543 of 2936)
Argh Liz.... what time.... might ring my mum to get her to record it for me.....
YKYAHPF when you actually consider ringing your mum to tape a TV show for you because they will mention HP!
Well its a pretty big deal, 'cus most TV shows over here don't do much on the HP series.... the US seems to do a lot more
EDIT : Emm Liz... I think its an interview with Mark Williams (Mr Weasley) Perhaps that what your mum heard? [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Liz Mann - Apr 28, 2004 6:47 am (#1544 of 2936)
It's on at 5pm. It's currenly 2.47pm here.
...when your mum loses something and you wish you could use a Summoning Charm on it.
icthestrals - Apr 28, 2004 10:06 am (#1545 of 2936)
Denise, you read my mind. When I read many folks talking about the Knight Bus, I was hoping someone would post a picture! Thanks! It is very cute.
...when you are waiting for the elevator where you work and notice someone with his nose stuck in a big book and wonder what he is reading then notice that, yes indeed, it is a Harry Potter book. I asked him about it and he wanted to know how I knew. Puh! I told him I was an addict and could just tell! I can definitely relate to the person who did the same thing to someone in their library. I had a brief conversation with the guy about HP on the ride up. He said POA was his favorite book.
Liz Mann - Apr 28, 2004 1:22 pm (#1546 of 2936)
I can definitely relate to the person who did the same thing to someone in their library.
That was me. Except I didn't actually speak to them.
Denise P. - Apr 28, 2004 2:00 pm (#1547 of 2936)
Here is another sorting quiz....I hold true at Ravenclaw/Slytherin All hail Slytherclaw!
Find Your Hogwarts House
Padfoot - Apr 28, 2004 2:12 pm (#1548 of 2936)
I am a Hufflepuff, which is no surprise to me. The surprise was that second is Ravenclaw.
Padfoot - Apr 28, 2004 2:25 pm (#1549 of 2936)
I took the obsession test and my score is now up to 34%. Woohoo!
I Am Used Vlad - Apr 28, 2004 2:44 pm (#1550 of 2936)
My scores for Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, and Hufflepuff were within three points of each other. All I learned for sure is that I'm no Slytherin.
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scully jones - Apr 28, 2004 4:00 pm (#1551 of 2936)
I'm a Ravenclaw too(88). I always knew I would be. Second is Hufflepuff(85)!
I guess it's because I don't stand up for myself. I was VERY honest.
Star Crossed - Apr 28, 2004 6:41 pm (#1552 of 2936)
Ravenclaw. Obviously. Go me!
80 - Ravenclaw 68 - Hufflepuff 59 - Gryffindor 55 - Slytherin
My second choice was always Slytherin, but ah well.
Acceber - Apr 28, 2004 7:00 pm (#1553 of 2936)
Whoa. I was a Hufflepuff, but Ravenclaw and Gryffindor were within five points of that. I'm not a Hufflepuff, but I do hover on the line between Ravenclaw and Gryffindor. Slytherin was waaaaaaay behind. Good .
Viola Intonada - Apr 28, 2004 7:07 pm (#1554 of 2936)
...when your bummed because Denise posts a picture of the minibus before you do.
I tried to get hubby to help me take a picture of it so I could post it as my avatar.. He wouldn't do it because he likes my viola avatar.
Ladybug220 - Apr 28, 2004 7:16 pm (#1555 of 2936)
I am Hufflepuff with 83 and then Ravenclaw 77, Griffyndor 76, and slytherin 34.
Marie E. - Apr 28, 2004 8:36 pm (#1556 of 2936)
I'm a Hufflepuff too, which is no surprise to me. Hufflepuff was a 93, not on the edge of anything else. Ravenclaw was 72 and Gryffindor was 70. I'm usually a Hufflepuff, except oddly on the Warner Bros. site. Their test always puts me into Gryffindor.
draco all the way - Apr 28, 2004 10:49 pm (#1557 of 2936)
I'm Ravenclaw! R- 73 H-71 G-56 S-38 I'm kinda well spread out aren't I? Anyways I think the only reason most of us are either Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff is simply because these are the 2 most realistic houses. Not many people are that brave and very few will go to such extreme lengths to get what they want.
And what is this obsessin test everyone's talking about?
Zoe's dad - Apr 28, 2004 11:09 pm (#1558 of 2936)
72- Hufflepuff, 69- Ravenclaw, 66- Griffendor, 29- Slytherin. I would say that fits me.
Anna Katarina - Apr 29, 2004 1:31 am (#1559 of 2936)
I think I failed this test H:88 R:66 G:54 S:21
icthestrals - Apr 29, 2004 5:42 am (#1560 of 2936)
I'm still in Gryffindor- 78. H- 70, R- 61, S- 26.
septentrion - Apr 29, 2004 5:44 am (#1561 of 2936)
My numbers aren't so high : hufflepuff 65, ravenclaw 53, gryffindor 43 and slytherin 40. Sorting-hat.com sorted me in ravenclaw. I shall try the warner bros test too, but when my high speed connection will be installed. Their site is wonderful but toooooo long to load with a dial-up connection.
Liz Mann - Apr 29, 2004 11:06 am (#1562 of 2936)
...when you are really annoyed because you can't do the quiz as the site has exceeded its bandwidth!
...when you are also annoyed because there is FINALLY going to be a HP conference in the UK (called Accio) but it costs a lot to go to it!!
Emily - Apr 29, 2004 1:56 pm (#1563 of 2936)
...when you are exited that you have what looks like the highest score of anyone... G95. I thought it was going to be Slytherin.
Edit: Sorry, that looks like bragging, I'm not.
Liz Mann - Apr 29, 2004 2:12 pm (#1564 of 2936)
When did you do that quiz, Emily? Because when I click on the link it says the site's exceeded its daily bandwidth.
Emily - Apr 29, 2004 2:43 pm (#1565 of 2936)
I did it last night, but after that was too tired to post here. (The quiz has over 100 questions, and it was past 11 o'clock)
dobbyiscool - Apr 29, 2004 4:44 pm (#1566 of 2936)
...when your reading/acting out Romeo and Juliet in class, and are half asleep until you hear Juliet mention mandrakes, and that causes you to snap to attention and look in the margin for what it says a mandrake is. Then you are disapointed because they had everything right except the fact that they said that instead of killing you, the mandrakes would cause you to go crazy.
Acceber - Apr 29, 2004 7:14 pm (#1567 of 2936)
...when you are watching Gladiator in Social Studies as a wrap-up on your huge Rome unit, and you realize the actor for Marcus Aurelius sounds particularly like Dumbledore/Richard Harris. You are almost bursting with the news, but when your teacher calls on people for questions, someone else asks your very same query before you. You want to go hug the questioner, even though you hate her. Later, you look on the Internet and are surprised and happy to find that the actor is indeed Richard Harris; you were right. I'm very proud of myself now.
Star Crossed - Apr 30, 2004 3:50 am (#1568 of 2936)
Yay for Social Studies! Maybe he'll pop up in whatever movie we're supposed to watch today. 'Glory', I think.
...when you're in the bathroom trying to get your contact in your left eye, and dimly listening to your TV that's set on VH1. When you hear them mention OP, you nearly drop your contact and start to rush to your room, but then you remember it's probably already over. It was probably that word they give you. I think it's 'Potteris' and it's a back disease from carrying about OP. Or something like that.
...when you compare your contacts to mandrakes, because they hate going in your eyes, and they hate coming out.
Liz Mann - Apr 30, 2004 8:06 am (#1569 of 2936)
...when your teacher gives a little cough and you are reminded of Umbridge.
...when you are really happy because you've booked your tickets for PoA at the Odeon Leister Square in London! (Big screen!)
...when you are really annoyed because your mum rang up the IMAX in London to see if they were doing it, and they said they don't know yet. Grrr! Apparently all the IMAXs are run by different companies, which is why they don't all show the same films.
Ladybug220 - Apr 30, 2004 10:03 am (#1570 of 2936)
Well Liz, my IMAX theatre won't do anything if it is not educational - so we didn't get Lion King, Star Wars or any of the good movies in our theater.
Liz Mann - Apr 30, 2004 10:06 am (#1571 of 2936)
Hmph. Well, the London IMAX should have it, being the main one in London (the only other one is in the Science Museam and they definately won't have it) but whether or not they will have it is another thing altogether!
Star Crossed - Apr 30, 2004 12:11 pm (#1572 of 2936)
Least you have an IMAX. That'd be so cool if I could watch PoA on it.
...when you're reviewing for you American Cultures test and trying to remember this dude's name, when a guy on your team shouts, "It's someone with a long beard!" And you shout, "Dumbledore!" And then later on, you say something and he responds with "Fudge? Cornelius Fudge!" and you take his hand and tell him he said a Harry Potter name and you feel like kissing him for it.
dobbyiscool - Apr 30, 2004 3:52 pm (#1573 of 2936)
It was him! I remember watching Gladiator and having that bug me throughout the whole movie. I never did look to see if it was him!
Liz Mann - Apr 30, 2004 4:32 pm (#1574 of 2936)
...when you are watching Peter Pan and keep thinking about how the boy playing John looks sooooo much like Harry Potter! He's even got the glasses in the movie!
freshwater - Apr 30, 2004 6:51 pm (#1575 of 2936)
...when you buy an HP poster (Hedwig carrying the letter) on eBay and rationalize it because you are, after all, the postmaster of your school's postal service and you can display it by the mailbox with a sign "Some letters are VERY important."
...when you buy an HP video store display (5 ft tall, Harry on a broom over the Quidditch pitch)for SS/PS on eBay, and rationalize it because you are, after all, the postmaster of your school's postal service and you can display it by the mailbox to catch the student's attention and display messages about the postal service.
...when you finally put out the HP/SS video store display to promote National Postcard Week--May 3-7, 2004--and decide to have Harry holding a couple of postcards. Then you think it's a good idea to "write" on the postcard--in character--for the students to read as an example, and find it is very easy to write to Harry as though you were Ron Weasley.
...when you start to address the postcard to Harry and then realize you don't know all of his address at the Dursley's(**ggrrrr**)...but then you remember it's on the poster by the mailbox (see above) and you can go check it later (yay!). But then you start writing the bits you know (Smallest Bedroom) and the realize that you DO know Harry's entire address!! LOL I don't even know my own cell phone number (I only got it for emergencies in the car), but I do know Harry Potter's address.
...when the humor of it makes you laugh out loud, even though when you explain this all to your friends they just look at you funny.
...when you immediately think "I'll have to tell the folks on the forum...THEY won't look at me funny!
...when you think the obsession quizzes should ask if you know the Dursley's address, or if you have ever "written" to Harry.
....when you figure that, even if they don't, this has got to bump your obsession percentage by a couple of points. (**big smile**)
Marie E. - Apr 30, 2004 10:17 pm (#1576 of 2936)
We took the schoolagers on a field trip to the IMAX today (no school today) and I got all excited and giggly when I saw the PoA poster. I was very gratified to hear more than one student say "Look, Ms. Marie, Harry Potter!". My obsession is well-known, apparently.
The Great Abbycadabra - Apr 30, 2004 11:03 pm (#1577 of 2936)
. . .when you plan on taping SS when it comes on ABC even though you already own the DVD.
. . .when you watch COS when it's on HBO, even though it's half way over and you own that DVD, too.
. . .when you plan on watching and recording Saturday Night Live because of the apparent HP skit, even though you don't care for the show.
. . .when you might as well buy stock in blank tapes because you buy so many to tape HP related things.
draco all the way - May 1, 2004 8:09 am (#1578 of 2936)
...when you suddenly see a heading which starts with LUPIN and you immediately pick it up and read the ENTIRE article. LUPIN is some pharma company BTW. And if you don't think that was a big accomplishment-this came in THE ECONOMIC TIMES! So it was really boring but I read it anyways.
...when you're really really dreading the arrival of your phone bill because you visit the lexicon so much. Seriously I'm so scared... I need a place to seek refuge when Mt. Mum erupts!
septentrion - May 1, 2004 8:42 am (#1579 of 2936)
...when you're pleased to discover another adult pottie in your relationship.
Liz Mann - May 1, 2004 9:56 am (#1580 of 2936)
I hope she won't restrict your access to the forum, draco all the way.
Star Crossed - May 1, 2004 1:19 pm (#1581 of 2936)
...When you wanna cry because you have a eleven-thirty bedtime so you can't watch SNL. You can, however, tape it.
...When you shout out at the top of your lungs, "Poster!" At the theatre when you say the movie poster of PoA. When your mother questions you, you say, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban movie poster!" And you point, and you mother gets excited with you.
...When you swear when they don't play the trailer (And you're very glad when your mother doesn't hear.)
scully jones - May 1, 2004 9:09 pm (#1582 of 2936)
...When you have a collective group chat to watch SNL together.
... When you put up with SNL regardless of the tasteless Harry Potter jokes...
... When you almost enjoyed it just because it was Potter-related.
haymoni - May 1, 2004 9:13 pm (#1583 of 2936)
...when you've been so busy catching up on Lexicon postings that you forgot about SNL.
Denise P. - May 2, 2004 7:56 am (#1584 of 2936)
when you have your husband record SNL for you since you are out camping with Cub Scouts.
when you point out that rather than candy, a diamond or roses, you want a wand for Mother's Day.
azi - May 2, 2004 8:41 am (#1585 of 2936)
...when you are writing your HP fanfic and visiting the forum when you *should* be revising or at least doing the ample load of work your teachers set you to do on the bank holiday. Such, nice caring teachers.
...when you have a 30min phone conversation with a friend about where Voldemort was when he questioned Rookwood and tortured Avery, among other things. I'm glad it wasn't on my phone bill!
Liz Mann - May 2, 2004 12:25 pm (#1586 of 2936)
...when you are really, really, REALLY happy because you won an auction on ebay for a HP item! It was a script (an original, not a copy) for PS/SS (the movie), hand-signed by nine of the cast including Dan Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Alan Rickman and JK HERSELF!!! Not a copy of their signatures, but hand-signed! The rest of the signatures I can't read. I got it for a hundred and forty-something dollars, which is eighty something pounds!!
...when you just had to come on here straight away and tell everyone.
...when you are now going to go call your best friend and tell her.
scully jones - May 2, 2004 4:39 pm (#1587 of 2936)
... When you jump up and down in happiness for Liz, even though you'll probably never see it.
... When you think of something that you absolutely MUST put on this thread:
The lack of potter is similar to being near a Dementor.
The movies are chocolate, but the books are the Ultimate Patronus.
freshwater - May 2, 2004 6:11 pm (#1588 of 2936)
....when you are watching CoS for the ????th time and realize that you know all of the dialogue...for everyone....all the way through the movie....complete with intonation, facial expression and the occassional hand gesture. I think I need to get a life.
....when you are looking at HP poster on eBay (for school, of course) and you find one from SS/PS with the boats sailing toward Hogwarts as night and with about 15 signatures of the main actors and you WANT it!
....when you examine the poster carefully and are pretty sure the signatures are not genuine....they all look a lot alike, and Daniel Radcliffe's is too neat. Ah well, at least I saved some $$$$.
Liz Mann - May 3, 2004 6:39 am (#1589 of 2936)
Here's a picture of the script I won if you want to see their sigantures:
Dan's is quite neat.
I've finally done the House Quiz. I came out as a Hufflepuff (76). I also got 32 for Gryffindor, 55 for Ravenclaw and 24 for Slytherin,
Julia. - May 3, 2004 7:56 am (#1590 of 2936)
Oh Liz, it's beautiful!!!! I can only bow to it, Congrats on having acquired such a beautiful thing.
Liz Mann - May 3, 2004 9:04 am (#1591 of 2936)
Hagsquid - May 3, 2004 9:19 am (#1592 of 2936)
Wow. That is awesome. :-D
burns with jealousy*
Hagsquid - May 3, 2004 9:53 am (#1593 of 2936)
You yell at your laptop (computer for most of you) when the screen displays "There are no new messages in this forum."
"WHAT DO YOU MEAN THERE ARE NO NEW MESSAGES!?!?"
Padfoot - May 3, 2004 1:28 pm (#1594 of 2936)
Oh Liz, you are so lucky!
Freshwater, you made me laugh describing your rationalizations.
YKYAAHPF when you see a picture of a wine label that says "Lupini" and get all excited.
When you explain to your mom that going into certain stores (Ross) makes me feel like there are Dementors working there. Of course I had to explain what that "feels" like.
Really enjoying the SNL skit because the set design was so good. I was impressed.
Liz Mann - May 3, 2004 1:43 pm (#1595 of 2936)
That skit was funny! But I wouldn't recommend it to anyone under twelve.
Padfoot - May 3, 2004 1:49 pm (#1596 of 2936)
Just to clarify my previous statement, I was impressed by the set design, not the jokes. Although some were funny.
Acceber - May 3, 2004 1:52 pm (#1597 of 2936)
...when you're at a party and they're doing trivia on various topics. Someone wants movies and the trivia giver begins his question with "In the Harry Potter movies..." You perk up immediately, while everyone else groans. However, there is too much talking around you, so you can't hear the rest of the question. You do hear the answer, Nimbus 2000. You are shocked that no one else save one lowly person knew the answer to the ridiculously simple question, which probably was, "What was Harry's first broom?" or something easy. Grrrrr...
dobbyiscool - May 3, 2004 2:15 pm (#1598 of 2936)
... when your watching Monty Python and the Holy Grail and at the part with the monster rabit near the end, you are reminded of Carina and her KBR.
... when you finally are able to take the house test, and are put it Gryffendor (76) or Ravenclaw (74), which is sort of what I expected.
Star Crossed - May 3, 2004 2:37 pm (#1599 of 2936)
fake smile* Congradulations. *mentally plots ways to steal the script* Ah well, I'll have to settle for printing out a copy of a copy of a script.
Julia. - May 3, 2004 2:37 pm (#1600 of 2936)
...When your psycology professor begins his class with a slide that says "Eric Potter and the Kidney Stone" and you don't know wether to berate him for having mutulated Harry Potter, or congraulate him for having found such an engenious thing to do to South Park.
...When you post the slide here.
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tracie1976 - May 3, 2004 2:55 pm (#1601 of 2936)
....when a friend of your daughter's calls you asking if you are watching a certain tv station because they are giving away free PoA tickets to the Cleveland premiere of the movie if you are the first caller with the correct answer to the trivia question.
....when you are actually going to try to win the tickets tomorrow
....when you got to post it here.
Liz Mann - May 3, 2004 3:04 pm (#1602 of 2936)
Good luck, Tracie.
tracie1976 - May 3, 2004 3:13 pm (#1603 of 2936)
Thanks. Plus they are going to have a drawing for someone to go to the premiere in New York City.
Julia. - May 3, 2004 5:34 pm (#1604 of 2936)
Good luck Tracie!!
The Great Abbycadabra - May 3, 2004 7:19 pm (#1605 of 2936)
. . .when you are both insanely happy for and insanely jealous of Liz and her nifty script! Congratulations!
. . .when you are incredibly pround of yourself for finally working out how to incorporate HP into your research paper on archaeological ethics.
. . .when you don't even have to look at the book to be able to both quote from it and write the citation in the bibliography for it.
. . .when you had to stop writing your paper and immediately come and post this.
. . .when you think Chiao's analogy with the Dementors is absolutely brilliant!
. . .when you must wish Tracie good luck. Good luck, Tracie!
Okay, back to the grindstone. . .
The Great Abbycadabra - May 3, 2004 9:37 pm (#1606 of 2936)
. . .when you have a source for your research paper from a man named Graham Binns and you keep thinking of Professor Binns.
Acceber - May 4, 2004 12:08 pm (#1607 of 2936)
...when you see keeper of the keys in a book you're reading and immediately think Hagrid.
...when you wish you lived near Tracie so you could compete for the trivia question. Ah well. Good luck anyhow.
...when you're more interested in Harry 'ships than the ones in your "real life".
Star Crossed - May 4, 2004 12:16 pm (#1608 of 2936)
Real life? Is there such a thing?
Liz Mann - May 4, 2004 12:31 pm (#1609 of 2936)
...when you are really happy because your brother has FINALLY got you your webspace!!
...when you are really annoyed because it won't be registered until within the next 72 hours.
dobbyiscool - May 4, 2004 1:54 pm (#1610 of 2936)
...when three seperate groups of people have asked you to go to PoA with them, because they know I'll say yes.
...when they almost took back their invites because I started talking about the book, which they haven't read, and thought I might ruin the movie for them b/c I'll compare it to the book too much.
Liz Mann - May 4, 2004 2:09 pm (#1611 of 2936)
Tell them to read it before they go see the film!
dobbyiscool - May 4, 2004 3:26 pm (#1612 of 2936)
Trust me, I've tried. So far, I've only converted one of my friends, and then she moved and became less and less interested after OoP came out. My other friend is an avid reader of the series, though, and though she doesn't come on here, she loves the DIGS theory.
Padfoot - May 4, 2004 3:35 pm (#1613 of 2936)
My parents were visiting me this past weekend. I forced book one on my mom. I wanted to give her the second book too, but she only wanted one. She actually asked me, "Isn't this the same as the movie?". She likes the movies, but I know she will like the books if she gives them a chance.
Star Crossed - May 4, 2004 3:39 pm (#1614 of 2936)
I talk to my rifles (I twirl, not shoot ) coach about Harry Potter so often she's going to read the book because she's tired of not knowing what the heck I'm talking about. She couldn't even understand bloods. I should have tried discussing Quidditch. That would be easier.
dobbyiscool - May 4, 2004 3:55 pm (#1615 of 2936)
Yeah, my family has the "I've seen the movies, isn't that good enough?" atitude, so when I'm talking to my sisters friend about HP, my sister gets anoyed b/c she doesn't get some of the stuff we talk about (dementers, stuff in books 3-5, Sirius Black, etc.).
...when you see hp as in hulet-packard (sorry, can't spell) and immedietly think of Harry Potter.
scully jones - May 4, 2004 4:25 pm (#1616 of 2936)
Hagsquid - May 4, 2004 4:42 pm (#1617 of 2936)
Isn't it thirty-one days? :-P
Star Crossed - May 4, 2004 4:44 pm (#1618 of 2936)
Nope. 30. I have an official countdown on my desktop. 30 days, 4 hours, and fifteen minutes.
Hagsquid - May 4, 2004 4:56 pm (#1619 of 2936)
You always round up when dealing with a countdown of days...
If you turned it into 29 tommorrow, 28 the day after and so on and so forth, you'd be turning it to "0 days left" come June 3'rd. True there's a midnight showing, but technically there will still be "One Day Left" on June 3'rd. (June 3'rd.)
(Unless you include hours, and perhaps minutes.)
Mrs. Sirius - May 5, 2004 6:35 am (#1620 of 2936)
Hey Liz congratulations!!!
When you think only 29 more days until POA premiers, instead of to my son's 8th birthday!!
Liz Mann - May 5, 2004 9:29 am (#1621 of 2936)
Thanks, Mrs Sirius.
...when you go up to London and are disappointed not to see anyone reading HP on the train.
...when you are really happy because you picked up your tickets for PoA!
...when you see an advert for a book that has a review saying the author has a gift for making you care about the characters, and you think, "Yeah, well so does Harry Potter!"
Star Crossed - May 5, 2004 12:58 pm (#1622 of 2936)
...when working on word parts in English and you come to the word 'Mort' and think of Voldemort so you use that word.
...when your English teacher wants you to spell it for her to write on the board.
...when you start to feel panicky about spelling it, even though you already said it.
Emily - May 5, 2004 2:07 pm (#1623 of 2936)
...when you are happy that you have 40+ posts to catch up on.
And Congrats Liz! You are so lucky!
Mare - May 6, 2004 2:40 am (#1624 of 2936)
When you see a bunch of bagpipe players marching by and you tell your friend: "Abby would have loved this." And she looks at you (very puzzled) "Who?"
Liz Mann - May 6, 2004 9:08 am (#1625 of 2936)
...when you are pleased when your English teacher mentions Harry Potter in class.
...when you are displeased when he says J.K. got her ideas from different places and just kind of merged them together into one package that happens to sell well.
Julia. - May 6, 2004 11:25 am (#1626 of 2936)
...When taking your biology final and one of the answers on a multple choice question is "yeti" and you think "Year with a Yeti" by Guildeory Lockhart!
...When packing to leave you drom room for the summer the last thing you pack is your HP books.
Padfoot - May 6, 2004 11:34 am (#1627 of 2936)
When you see a teenage boy wearing mismatched striped socks (one was red and green, the other yellow and blue) and think how Dobby would be proud. And then wonder, since he is dressed strangely, is he perhaps a wizard who is trying to dress mugglish and failing?
Liz Mann - May 6, 2004 11:48 am (#1628 of 2936)
Or maybe he's a friend of Dobby and Dobby made the socks.
Star Crossed - May 6, 2004 12:12 pm (#1629 of 2936)
Or maybe he's trying to be like Dobby.
Lizz, I think you should fail that teacher. Wait, that's not possible. At least give him a yelling at for me.
Hagsquid - May 6, 2004 12:46 pm (#1630 of 2936)
when you notice Star Crossed's new picture and realize that it must be an old picture, and she didn't change her description of said picture when she put up the new (now old) one. Wow... that was confusing to type. By the way: Cute pic, rowr, etc.
Emily - May 6, 2004 2:57 pm (#1631 of 2936)
...When your English teacher is talking about cauldrons, because someone doesn't know what pewter is, and she's trying to explain it, and someone pipes up 'Like the pewter cauldrons in Harry Potter,' and the other person gets it and you are immensely proud of both of them.
...When a substitute teacher comes in and forgets to call roll, and you think to yourself 'This woman obviously doesn't know how things are done.' Used to describe Umbridge at the opening feast).
Star Crossed - May 6, 2004 3:36 pm (#1632 of 2936)
...when you actually understand what Hagsquid meant. Thanks! I actually didn't mean to keep the other pic up so long. I wanted to show someone our make-up. That's why I never switched.
...when you know how many days until the movie just as well as you know how many days until the last day of school (28 for the movie, 16 for the end of school!)
Liz Mann - May 6, 2004 3:47 pm (#1633 of 2936)
...when you know what Emily meant by "this woman obviously doesn't know how things are done' before she explains.
Padfoot - May 6, 2004 3:57 pm (#1634 of 2936)
So Aly, is that you in both avatars? I didn't think it was until your post above.
Star Crossed - May 6, 2004 5:33 pm (#1635 of 2936)
Only this one. The other one was the king and queen of OUAM.
The Great Abbycadabra - May 6, 2004 11:41 pm (#1636 of 2936)
Aww, Mare! Thanks for thinking of me! I can't believe your friend didn't know who I was though. I thought I was a world-renown kind of person.
Fawkes Forever - May 7, 2004 3:54 am (#1637 of 2936)
When you have had HP related dreams all week *finally Liz * very bizarre.
Last night I dreamt I actually was Hermione... sitting talking to Ron & Harry in a classroom, when Professor Lupin came in & I started up a conversation with him instead, during which I suggested that he shaved his moustache off..... LOL! I woke up thinking... that was weird... followed by, I need to get out more
Think I'm looking forward to the movie waaaay too much. How long is it now? *counts on fingers* Oh this day 4 weeks we will be in the cinema watching PoA .... *squeal* Can't Wait!
Edit : *double squeal* Just got my holiday approved... so I'm off work on the 4th.... woohooo! YKYAHPF... when you book the day off work to go see the movie hee hee
draco all the way - May 7, 2004 4:24 am (#1638 of 2936)
...when all your freinds know you like HP so much that they find a guy in school with his initials so they can tease you about how much you like him. The whole class knows and now I can't even publicly state my love for HP because people will start cat calling! It SUCKS!
...when you're insanely jealous of Liz
...when you want coloured chalk so you can dress up you porch like chiaojones
...when you're very sad because you haven't had a single HP related dream. I'm trying real hard though!
Denise P. - May 7, 2004 6:32 am (#1639 of 2936)
when someone in chat tells you that they got a copy of the new edition of Magical Worlds of Harry Potter that includes info from OoP.
My daughter works in a bookstore so I asked her to order it for me. She told me last night that they had some in stock but didn't give me the book.
I suspect she is holding my book hostage until Sunday. I wanna read it now!! If I didn't know she had no interest in it, I would suspect HER of reading it first.
septentrion - May 7, 2004 6:34 am (#1640 of 2936)
when you did like Fawkes and book a day off to see the movie, unless it is on the 2nd of june here
when you're sure you'll see it at least twice
when you notice the posters for PoA are at least released and are pleased because you've seen 2 of them since this morning and looked forward to see more
tracie1976 - May 7, 2004 7:00 am (#1641 of 2936)
....when you get a child's book order through school and you scan the order form just to see if they have an HP items
....when you find a movie poster book for PoA and you order it right away
Liz Mann - May 7, 2004 8:25 am (#1642 of 2936)
...when you and your mum see a cat sitting on a wall and your mum says, "Maybe it's McGonagall" and you tell her McGonagall turns into a tabby, which that cat was not. (I then had to tell her that Animagi can't turn into any kind of animal that they wish, which she should have known! )
Padfoot - May 7, 2004 8:52 am (#1643 of 2936)
Liz, LOL some people just don't understand these things.
Fawkes, nice dream. maybe if we all concentrate hard, we can make that mustache disappear. I haven't had any HP dreams, at least none I can remember.
Fawkes Forever - May 7, 2004 9:27 am (#1644 of 2936)
Thats why this week has been weird for me... HP dreams every night.... it's all this waiting for the movie... it's driving me bananas
draco all the way - May 7, 2004 9:42 am (#1645 of 2936)
Yes, the wait is killing me! Everytime I see the trailers on t.v I have to do this little squeal thing and a little dance. Then I have a huge grin plastered on my face for the next hour or so! Its all very agonizing but fun at the same time.
Liz Mann - May 7, 2004 10:17 am (#1646 of 2936)
...when, after seeing PoA before the official release date (yipee!), you are planning to write a report and put it on your website (which should be up and running fine by then, though not at the rate things are going ).
dobbyiscool - May 7, 2004 2:17 pm (#1647 of 2936)
...when you're already trying to talk your parents in to letting you drop your dad off at work on the 4th so you can have the car and take yourself and a friend to PoA.
...when you're begging anyone to go to this movie with you, but all your friends said now b/c their going two weeks later for my friends birthday. I don't know how they could wait that long.
...when you are now calling any of the children you know who might like to go to the movie with you and who's parents would let them ride in the car w/ a 15 yr. old driver (some parents are paranoid, I have my license for goodness sake!)
...when you where watching NBC's Thurs. night lineup, and durring ER, you here some one mention the name "Lockheart" and you perk up. Then you notice that Lockheart is Abby's last name. You then are upset that you never noticed that before.
Acceber - May 7, 2004 2:44 pm (#1648 of 2936)
...when you've called two people from the Forum 'friends' and no one questioned you.
...when you're disappointed nothing else reminded you of Harry today *pouts*.
Padfoot - May 7, 2004 2:51 pm (#1649 of 2936)
I never made the Lockheart connection either. You aren't the only one. I wonder if there are any other HP references on ER?
When you quote things said on the forum and people look at you weird.
Denise P. - May 7, 2004 3:12 pm (#1650 of 2936)
Well duh, I never picked up on Abby's last name either!
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The Great Abbycadabra - May 7, 2004 10:25 pm (#1651 of 2936)
. . .when you're kind of sad that all this Abby talk isn't about me.
septentrion - May 8, 2004 1:00 am (#1652 of 2936)
when you annoy your husband with every PoA poster you can see in town
when you wonder why for heaven's sake they have no PoA posters yet in the cinema
when you're longing more and more for the film release after having watched all those nice pics on TLC
Liz Mann - May 8, 2004 6:29 am (#1653 of 2936)
...when Malfoy came up in an otherwise Potter-less (but very weird) dream.
Star Crossed - May 8, 2004 5:17 pm (#1654 of 2936)
...when after you break your arm and are completely hysterical as you walk to the hospital, you begin to pray Madam Pomfrey will come down and help you. After all, she can mend bones in a second. I think I was almost crying because she wouldn't help me. o.0
Marie E. - May 8, 2004 8:39 pm (#1655 of 2936)
...when a coworker needs someone to tape SS this Sunday and automatically thinks you.
Silly girl actually asked if I was planning on taping it. I hope I was able to keep the sarcasm out of my voice.
septentrion - May 9, 2004 4:49 am (#1656 of 2936)
..when you look for for HP skins for your softwares on internet. I actually found one for windows media player
Liz Mann - May 9, 2004 9:09 am (#1657 of 2936)
...when you have submitted one of your fanfics to two new sites so you can get more people reading it and are really happy because you've already had two reviews!
freshwater - May 9, 2004 9:15 am (#1658 of 2936)
Congrats on posting your fanfic, Liz!
When you stay up until one in the morning reading various fanfics....and then have dreams with HP characters! **smile**
Star Crossed - May 9, 2004 9:41 am (#1659 of 2936)
...when you have a Harry Potter dream and are very, very happy.
...when you cannot remember the details of said Harry Potter dream except that Neville becomes quite popular and are very, very mad.
scully jones - May 9, 2004 3:42 pm (#1660 of 2936)
When your boyfriend grabs this from his workplace for you.
He always gets me movie buttons, I have at least thirty, but he wasn't supposed to touch these until the movie was old.
So nice of him, eh?
freshwater - May 9, 2004 3:51 pm (#1661 of 2936)
Wow, chiaojones, you are a knitting machine! Congrats on the terrific progress on your scarf!
Emily - May 9, 2004 5:01 pm (#1662 of 2936)
...when you are channel surfing on TV and see a version of SS with deleted scenes and squeal and demand the remote control
...when you are very, very, very angry hen you are told that you can only watch it until 8 o'clock, because the Survivor final is on tonight. I hate Survivor!
...when you squeal again when you see a clip of Rupert, Dan and Emma discussing PoA. I mean, his hair! It's longer than mine! (Grint's)
...when you squeal again when you are told that supposedly there will be a PoA trailer on the channel with Survivor. I still haven't seen one!
...when you decide that the trailer almost makes up for missing SS.
scully jones - May 9, 2004 5:22 pm (#1663 of 2936)
...when you feel obligated to say that there will be ten whole minutes of POA stuff near the end, and sincerely hope Emily will get to see that!
Julia. - May 9, 2004 8:23 pm (#1664 of 2936)
...When after watching the ten whole minutes of PoA stuff, you are litterally shaking all over with excitement, and had amny typos while writing this message because of it.
..When you can't decide wehether to hit or laugh at your dad when he sees you watching SS and asks 'Has Lord Baltimore been slain yet?'
ActressJAC - May 10, 2004 12:58 am (#1665 of 2936)
...when you tattoo your back with a golden snitch!
draco all the way - May 10, 2004 3:40 am (#1666 of 2936)
Now that's IMPRESSIVE!
...when you actually have a HP dream with all these secondary characters but sadly you notice that they are all out of character. Stupid subconscious!
Padfoot - May 10, 2004 11:40 am (#1667 of 2936)
Julia, let me know when Lord Baltimore has been slain won't you? I'm sure we are all concerned for that character.
Wow, ActressJAC! I guess you score higher than most on the obsessive quiz.
When watching SS last night, realizing I wasn't the only "adult" who was watching and getting excited over the PoA scenes. How many days left?
Julia. - May 10, 2004 12:20 pm (#1668 of 2936)
24 Padfoot, and that's 24 too many...*looks longingly into space*
septentrion - May 10, 2004 1:04 pm (#1669 of 2936)
...when you're disappointed to not find any HP stuff in the store (sweets, chocolate frogs...) seems the HP mania isn't so strong in France, you can't even buy stuff on warnerbros.fr !
...when you finished rereading PoA and watched CoS in the same day to soften the waiting till next month...
Acceber - May 10, 2004 1:36 pm (#1670 of 2936)
...when you had the same reaction as Julia when watching the PoA scenes.
...when you're watching SS and your dad's in the same room, during the Stone scene with Quirrel. He got agitated with the "loud" noises and asked you to turn it down. You said "Only a little while longer," when really, the scene had just started.
...when you are very very very very mad at yourself for thinking SS started at 8:00 EST, rather than 7. But I have the DVD, so I've seen all the deleted scenes anyhow .
Viola Intonada - May 10, 2004 2:12 pm (#1671 of 2936)
...When the perfect Mother's Day starts with a card promising to buy you PoA for Gameboy Advance as soon as in comes out (June 2) then you wrap up the day by curling up on the couch with your two daughters to watch SS on TV. I had to send them to bed by 8:30pm though, promising to tell them anything they missed the next day.
Julia. - May 10, 2004 7:08 pm (#1672 of 2936)
When you go to the bookstore and buy a hard cover of CoS before you loan it to someone you trust with the books, because you don't want to be without your precious Potter.
The Grey Lady - May 10, 2004 7:23 pm (#1673 of 2936)
I've been a school all day, and I have to find some refeif somewhere .
You, Harry Potter, and School:
-First day, freshman year, you check the library for HP.
-Write a three page report on the Olympic games and misspell 'Olympic' as 'Olympe' 5 times.
-Have added all HP terms to your school's spell checker.
-Begin comparing the Olympic games to..the Triwizard Tournament.
-Play hangman during school assembly. I wonder why my friend didn't get 'Acromantula'?
-Compare Junior year to 5th year.
-Compare Senior year to 7th.
-Feel like a 3rd year sophmore.
-Really wish you had a sugar qwill.
-Spend hours searching school grounds for seceret passages, a lake, a squid, and a forest. No luck.
-Daydream that the picture of Washington in your history book is moving.
-Consider moving to a school that includes HP in their summer reading, feel insanely jealous of people who get to study it.
-Settle for boarding school next year.
-Want a trunk to pack your stuff in, not a suitcase.
-Plan on bringing toad to boarding school, since they won't let me have a cat.
-Compare boy in math class to Harry Potter. He has the glasses, hair, accent and all. His name, incedentally, is Evan.
-Shun pens and pencils, but teachers won't let you have ink qwills. Darn.
-Will go to midnight premiere. To heck with exams the next morning.
Liz Mann - May 11, 2004 6:22 am (#1674 of 2936)
...when you are really happy because your web site is finally up! BUT it still has a few bugs. Could you tell me if you can see the background or whether it just says 'Angelfire'. And also whether all the links work. Thanks.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Fawkes Forever - May 11, 2004 6:24 am (#1675 of 2936)
When you immediately click unto Lizs website...
Sorry Liz... but it still says Angelfire in the background... other than that... looks pretty nifty .... I can read the text if I highlight it... 150 no make that 250 points to Griffindor
EDIT : Looks excellent Liz... well done... forum looks very good, & the list of links is excellent. 'Decree for the Reasonable Restriction of Unacceptable Posting'.. hee hee... very good! Just to note the notice board isn't working... but perhaps you have yet to create that page. None the less it's a fine piece of work... you should be proud... I've already learnt something new... I didn't know Pyro had a website too... cool! You never know... I might be inspired to do some fan pics or fan fics
EDIT 2: No problem Liz... oh yeah unfortunately the banner is the box with a cross... but hey... it's only teething problems.... you'll debug it no time... not unlike Molly & Grimmauld Place
Liz Mann - May 11, 2004 6:39 am (#1676 of 2936)
I know the notice board isn't working. As for the background - darn it!! I don't understand! It comes up on my computer, but not at college. Is it just on the main page or is it on all the pages? Also, what about the banner at the top, above the pic of Hogwarts? Can you see that or is it just a box with a cross in it?
Thanks for the compliment though, Fawkes.
Padfoot - May 11, 2004 9:35 am (#1677 of 2936)
Liz, I see the x in a box at the top. That's a great picture below it of Hogwarts though.
YKYAHPLF when you take a phone message from a man named Dennis and write Denise instead. A lot of confusion arose from that, who is this Denise woman? Haha. Well, doesn't everyone know Denise?
I just discovered the Fan Fiction Forum today. Where have you all been hiding it?
Viola Intonada - May 11, 2004 11:26 am (#1678 of 2936)
Liz, I had about 5 seconds of viewing time until the Angelfire background popped up. It looks great! I have no programming skill whatsoever, and plan to keep it that way! Programming and I don't get along.
Liz Mann - May 11, 2004 11:46 am (#1679 of 2936)
Could someone have another look and see if it's working yet?
I Am Used Vlad - May 11, 2004 12:56 pm (#1680 of 2936)
I just tried, Liz. The banner is now there(it wasn't when I tried earlier), but Angelfire still appears after a few seconds.
Padfoot - May 11, 2004 12:57 pm (#1681 of 2936)
Same here Liz. Although the Angelfire background is the first thing that loads up, before the other graphics.
Acceber - May 11, 2004 1:52 pm (#1682 of 2936)
It looks good Liz, the Angelfire background appears at the same time for me as it does for Viola.
Star Crossed - May 11, 2004 3:18 pm (#1683 of 2936)
Angelfire background still comes up. If you want any HTML help, I'm here. If you want, you could send what you have as your background html code to [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and I'll check it out. Great site, otherwise!
Liz Mann - May 11, 2004 3:37 pm (#1684 of 2936)
Thanks, Star Crossed. The code I've currently got is:
< BODY TEXT=green BACKGROUND=http://www.angelfire.com/biz/beamersandblasters/images/background48.jpg >
Dragonesss - May 11, 2004 4:23 pm (#1685 of 2936)
Angelfire background still here, Liz. Otherwise, it looks great!
tracie1976 - May 11, 2004 5:11 pm (#1686 of 2936)
Liz, I do believe there should be " at the start and the end of the address so it would look like this "http://www.angelfire.com/biz/beamersandblasters/images/background48.jpg" with the stuff you have before it
Star Crossed - May 11, 2004 6:22 pm (#1687 of 2936)
Edited by May 11, 2004 6:22 pm
Tracie may be correct (And allow me to go off topic to 'awwww' at your avatar), usually you don't have to do that if it's all one word. But there is something else. You'll have to seperate the two because you forgot a word.
< body text="green" > < body background="http://www.angelfire.com/biz/beamersandblasters/images/background48.jpg" >
That should work, but maybe Angelfire HTML may be different from normal HTML.
Hagsquid - May 11, 2004 11:08 pm (#1688 of 2936)
Edited by May 11, 2004 11:10 pm
Liz... What you'll need to do is to save the image to your computer, and then upload it to your server via [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] If you just drop it in the same folder as the index.html file, you'll be able to change the line to:
If you're unsure of how to use FTP, let me know, and I'll meet you in chat sometime to see if I can't help you out.
Edit... to save the image to your computer, right click this link, and click "save target as" (assuming you have IE). Be sure to save it somewhere where you can find it later to upload it...
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septentrion - May 11, 2004 11:37 pm (#1689 of 2936)
Liz, I'm no programmer at all but except for the angelfire background, I'd say your site is beautiful.
...when you don't understand why you've seen only one PoA poster in Paris though there are plenty in your small provincial (?) town.
Liz Mann - May 12, 2004 8:17 am (#1690 of 2936)
I've tried what Star Crossed suggested. I've just got to wait a while, because sometimes it takes a bit of time to make a change. If it doesn't work, I'll try Hagsquid's idea. Thanks for the help, guys.
At least my notice board works now.
Liz Mann - May 12, 2004 9:31 am (#1691 of 2936)
Is it working now?
tracie1976 - May 12, 2004 9:35 am (#1692 of 2936)
I checked and its still not working I still see the angelfire thing in the background.
Padfoot - May 12, 2004 9:56 am (#1693 of 2936)
YKYAHPLF when you change your e-mail address to: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and give that address out to non-potterholics. I know I am going to get some questions about this name. Although this might flush out some closet potterholics. One can only hope.
Chris. - May 12, 2004 10:12 am (#1694 of 2936)
Could someone give me a link to the percentage quiz that tells you how much you are obsessed with HP?
Julia. - May 12, 2004 10:19 am (#1695 of 2936)
Surebeans Kingsley/Prongs. The quiz can be found here. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Padfoot - May 12, 2004 10:19 am (#1696 of 2936)
Edited by May 12, 2004 10:20 am
The link is: obsession quiz
Edit: Oh, double post.
Chris. - May 12, 2004 10:30 am (#1697 of 2936)
Ahh... 51%... That's not bad!
Anna Katarina - May 12, 2004 10:35 am (#1698 of 2936)
I feel pretty good that I'm only 47% obsessed. There's still hope.
Liz Mann - May 12, 2004 10:54 am (#1699 of 2936)
I got 70%!! *holds head high* Of course, I cheated a bit on a few questions, like "Have you ever gone around King's Cross station bumping into various walls trying to get to platform nine and three quarters?". I haven't, but I did go to King's Cross to see the platform where they filmed 9 3/4.
Abby's got the highest score (ninety something!!!).
Star Crossed - May 12, 2004 1:36 pm (#1700 of 2936)
I'll never get a high score until I go over to London and do all I wish to do. Then I shall re-take the test.
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The Grey Lady - May 12, 2004 2:06 pm (#1701 of 2936)
61%...I wish I could go to London.
...you (and your sister) freak out when you over hear two old men saying, "And they they came to the ninth tee..."
The Great Abbycadabra - May 12, 2004 9:33 pm (#1702 of 2936)
I'm more obsessed than I look. Mwah-hahahahahahaha!
. . .when you stop what you're doing to go see Liz's site. (Liz, your site looks great, but I see the Angelfire thing too. I can read it all if I highlight it. I'd throw in my two cents on how to fix it, but I have no earthly idea how. )
. . .when you do a search on various television channels to see if they're having any HP related shows any time soon.
. . .when you are perturbed because you only have found one that you didn't already know about so far (3 June: there's a behind the scenes thing on E! at 4:30 PM EST, if anyone is curious).
. . .when you are practically jumping up and down in excitement over the fact that the POA soundtrack is coming out soon.
. . .when you've had that CD on your wishlist for about three years.
Star Crossed - May 13, 2004 3:49 am (#1703 of 2936)
...when you get angry that they show the PoA trailer on Channel One News (Boring news station they make all the kids at my school watch during homeroom) while you're switching classes, so all you see is June 4th and a lot of smoke.
...when you see June 4th and a lot of smoke, and you know that it's the Harry Potter trailer.
septentrion - May 13, 2004 7:43 am (#1704 of 2936)
when you pin a PoA advertisement on the inner side of your wardrobe door so that you can see Sirius crying everytime you go and check for a tee-shirt, jumper...my teen side reappears...
Acceber - May 13, 2004 12:56 pm (#1705 of 2936)
...when you've used your last two study halls to draw fan art. First one was a Ron/Hermione picture that didn't look like either of them, today it was a PoA movie poster.
...when someone asks you what you're drawing when you're doing said PoA poster, you reply "A poster for the third Harry Potter movie," she looks at you like you're crazy and you're elated!
...when you wish you could go to Radio City next weekend to see you-know-what, but alas, I can't drive and there's no way anyone would take me .
...when you've collected a mental list of more things to post on this thread, but you forgot most of them and you want to punish yourself. Badly.
Star Crossed - May 13, 2004 1:19 pm (#1706 of 2936)
...when you cheered out loud when you got to see the PoA trailer on Channel One News.
...when you got into three fights in one day about Harry Potter (Homeroom: I fought that Harry Potter rocks. American Cultures 2: I argued with my crush that Rupert is mine and that when he and Emma were holding hands, it was for the movie, despite him saying no. "And besides, she was grabbing his hand, so there." English 9: Sirius died for a reason and that Harry Potter v. 3.0 was going to be better than Van Hesling or however you spell it.)
...when two days ago in French class you hear someone ask if Harry and Hermione got together yet and you shouted across the whole room, pointing an accusing finger that Ron and Hermione will get together and stay like that for two minutes until you realise everyone (Including the teacher) is staring at you, so you go off to argue with another girl about Ron and Hermione will end up together (Until you realise you're both arguing in favour of it.)
...when you agree with Acceber because you can't remember either.
Padfoot - May 13, 2004 2:53 pm (#1707 of 2936)
Lol Star Crossed. What good arguments. Alas I have no one to argue with, as practically no one I know would even know who Ron and Hermione are. My brother has read the books. But he doesn't seem to want to argue or even discuss the finer points of the books. He's not "normal" like we are.
Ozymandias - May 13, 2004 5:47 pm (#1708 of 2936)
...when you spend the entire 3 hours of your astronomy lecture searching the textbook for the properties of the stars Sirius, Regelus & Bellatrix and trying to determine if they have any relavance to the characters. (The closest I got, by the way is that Sirius is a hot, bright star with a relatively short lifespan.)
Star Crossed - May 13, 2004 5:59 pm (#1709 of 2936)
Eeee! Too bad we didn't notice that before OP.
Ozymandias - May 14, 2004 10:30 am (#1710 of 2936)
Between that and the fact that he is a Grim & lives at Grimmauld place...I feel a bit dumb for not figuring out. That's the power of denial for you.
Liz Mann - May 14, 2004 11:53 am (#1711 of 2936)
Is the background up yet? [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Chris. - May 14, 2004 11:55 am (#1712 of 2936)
Woo-hoo, Liz! It is and your site's looking great.
tracie1976 - May 14, 2004 11:56 am (#1713 of 2936)
It works Liz and it looks great
septentrion - May 14, 2004 11:59 am (#1714 of 2936)
your site works but not the pages behind the links, there you still have the background. You know, your site is very beautiful.
Ladybug220 - May 14, 2004 12:00 pm (#1715 of 2936)
Your website looks great Liz!!
Liz Mann - May 14, 2004 12:10 pm (#1716 of 2936)
septentrion, I know the other pages don't work. Now that I know what to do, I can sort the others out too.
And Hagsquid, thanks for the advice with the background. It worked!
Liz Mann - May 14, 2004 12:42 pm (#1717 of 2936)
Could someone tell me when the rest of the pages have their background?
...when you're in English class and the names of a bunch of texts you've never heard of are up on the board from a previous class, and when you notice that there are three in a row called 'The Lily', 'Infant Sorrow' and 'A Little Boy Lost', you think, "Hey, that describes Harry's early life!" or something along those lines.
tracie1976 - May 14, 2004 12:55 pm (#1718 of 2936)
The backgrounds are showing up just fine for the rest of the pages Liz
Padfoot - May 14, 2004 1:06 pm (#1719 of 2936)
Yea Liz! Looks great.
Liz Mann - May 14, 2004 1:14 pm (#1720 of 2936)
Acceber - May 14, 2004 2:17 pm (#1721 of 2936)
It's great Liz!
Liz Mann - May 14, 2004 2:18 pm (#1722 of 2936)
The Great Abbycadabra - May 14, 2004 10:51 pm (#1723 of 2936)
Liz, it's looking good!! Abbyfetti for you! ,'.;,'.;',;.',.;'.,
. . .when you go to Barnes and Noble for a nice long look around and you decide to buy a book on pyramids. You go to check out, and your mom spies a gift card with Harry from the US OOP cover on it. Your mom and you then decide to pay for the pyramid book by buying the HP gift card first to use that to pay. Just so you can keep the gift card.
. . .when on the way out, your brother sees a magazine with the picture of Snape and the trio on the cover. You stop everything and turn around to go buy it.
. . .when the guy at the check out says to you, "If you don't watch it, I might think you were a Harry Potter fan."
. . .when if only the guy knew that I'd just decided to put back a HP book before checking out. (I decided to get the pyramid book because the HP one wasn't going anywhere. It had no new info in it, and I didn't want my mom to spend that much money on two books for me. Worry not, however, I'll get it eventually. )
Liz Mann - May 15, 2004 6:12 am (#1724 of 2936)
...when you are happy because you got Abbyfetti!
...when you are really happy because your HP script that you got from ebay turned up today!! Still can't recognise all the signatures but still! I have something handsigned by JK, Dan, Rupert, Emma and Alan Rickman!!!!
...when you are annoyed because there are bits in the script that were cut out of the finished film that would have been useful or nice. (I'll post more details on this on the PS/SS movie thread).
Acceber - May 15, 2004 11:48 am (#1725 of 2936)
...when you want to go to fly to England and see Liz's script.
...when you draw Crookshanks on your math homework.
...when you went to a movie last night, and wanted to go early so you could maybe see the PoA trailer. But alas, my dad went to the wrong theater and we got the right one just as the movie was beginning. So I have no idea if I would have seen it or not. Grrrr!
Liz Mann - May 15, 2004 1:56 pm (#1726 of 2936)
Most likely not, since it never shows in the places it's supposed to.
Star Crossed - May 15, 2004 3:37 pm (#1727 of 2936)
All other movies are such a tease.
...when you walk by your theatre again, see the PoA poster, make your father stop, point to it, and stand there for several moments with a silly grin on your face.
Obsessed? Bien sur pas!
Viola Intonada - May 15, 2004 7:16 pm (#1728 of 2936)
...When you shouldn't be let out of the house with money in your pocket and are in dire need of an HP fix.
I went to Toys R US and bought an HP game that we already have, but had lost a vital part to it (this way we will have back-ups for the next time we lose parts!) Then I bought Harry Potter Uno and had to try the Ice Mice (not bad, but $2.00 is a bit steep) I stared at all of the new Harry Potter Legos for awhile, but resisted, barely.
Ozymandias - May 15, 2004 8:44 pm (#1729 of 2936)
...When you buy a "Have You Seen This Wizard" shirt from Hot Topic.
...When you can't wait for the summer so you can go to your parents' house and use their silkscreen machine to make still more HP tee-shirts.
...When posting this makes you remember that your mom has a button maker too so you can make "Support Cedric Diggory" badges.
The Great Abbycadabra - May 15, 2004 9:29 pm (#1730 of 2936)
. . .when you plan on using your button maker to make "Sirius Lives" buttons. Thanks for the reminder, Ozymadias (Great name, by the way).
. . .when you are happy that Liz is happy with the Abbyfetti!
Ozymandias - May 15, 2004 9:54 pm (#1731 of 2936)
...When you plan to steal Abby's "Sirius Lives" idea. (And thank you!)
The Great Abbycadabra - May 15, 2004 10:04 pm (#1732 of 2936)
. . .when its okay that Ozymandias is stealing your button idea because you've already commandeered it yourself. And you're welcome!
Ozymandias - May 15, 2004 10:08 pm (#1733 of 2936)
...When you're excited about finishing your first tapestry, not because it's your first or because you put a lot of work into it, but because once it's done it's going to be your new avatar on teh Lexicon Forum. (Almost done...sewing sequins is tedious work.)
freshwater - May 16, 2004 2:06 am (#1734 of 2936)
...when you sit up until 4:00 a.m. reading HP fan fics (I gotta get a life of my own!) and then decide you might as well check in on the latest postings on the forum.
....when you buy all 5 HP books in hardcover even though you already own them in paperback. But, hey...it was my school's book fair so it's just supporting my school, right? Yeah, right.
....when your delight in having the hardcover books is dimmed slightly by the recollection that the paperbacks contain all of your underlining, notes in the margins and comments and questions while reading.
...when you seriously consider sitting down and transferring all of the notes and comments to the hardcover books. (But I won't....gotta go get a life of my own.)
Madam Poppy - May 16, 2004 2:35 am (#1735 of 2936)
When you have the dilemma of choosing between your Harry Otter shirt or your Sirius Black "Have you seen this wizard?" shirt to the opening night of PofA. Maybe I could change shirts between shows?
Liz Mann - May 16, 2004 6:47 am (#1736 of 2936)
...when you seriously consider sitting down and transferring all of the notes and comments to the hardcover books.
You don't need to do that. You can use your paperback copies for notes, and your hardbacks just for the sake of having them.
...when you bought a 'Sirius Lives' T-Shirt from cafepress.com and have discovered it's way too big for you, but are probably going to wear it to the cinema when you go see PoA anyway.
Star Crossed - May 16, 2004 9:38 am (#1737 of 2936)
...when you wish your town was cool enough to sell these tee-shirts, but you won't wear them to the premiere anyway, because you and your friends are going as the characters.
Take that! My Halloween costume as James Potter did come in handy!
Acceber - May 16, 2004 1:48 pm (#1738 of 2936)
...when you want a Harry/PoA shirt and are mad at yourself that you don't have one.
...when you see FF on a liscense plate and think Fanfic.
...when you've been referring to yourself in the third person a lot lately, and you think you're more Slytherin than orginally thought
...when the process of writing your fanfic involves scanning all five books over again (won't say why) and you're more reading than scanning.
Dr Filibuster - May 16, 2004 2:30 pm (#1739 of 2936)
Aly, what characters will your mates be going as?
Star Crossed - May 16, 2004 3:32 pm (#1740 of 2936)
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My friend Emily will be going as Snape (She's going to slick back her hair with lots of gel, make her own robes, and then she's going to stick small fans on her ankles so her robe billows.
My friend Ashley is going to make radish earrings and go as Luna. I've tried to tell her that Luna is not in PoA, but she does not care. She just wants a reason to dress idiotically.
I'm going as Hermione. Mwahahah. I just need to find a Ron and Harry. And perhaps a Ginny.
EDIT: I asked my friend Emily for a quote about dressing up:
"Ever since I watched the first movie I've wanted to play Severus. I adore the torn villians. Dressing up as him for the newest film will be like Halloween all over again. All I need is a billowing black robe and a couple gallons of cooking grease."
Dr Filibuster - May 17, 2004 12:08 pm (#1741 of 2936)
Small fans on her ankles? Will she be carrying any steaming cauldrons too? Makes the radish earings look tame. Hope you have a safe viewing.
I doubt most British schoolkids will dress up in Hogwarts kit. They have to wear the uniform (minus robes) every week day as it is.
Ooh, are you going to make sure your Hermione is the PoA version? You will need a time turner and maybe a French souvenir?
Padfoot - May 17, 2004 12:53 pm (#1742 of 2936)
Poppy, a Harry Otter shirt? Wow, never seen one of those. Can I get one too?
Liz Mann - May 17, 2004 1:28 pm (#1743 of 2936)
A while ago everyone was talking about a toy version of the Knight Bus. Was it the lego one or the other one?
...when when you find out, you're going to ask for it for your birthday.
Dragonesss - May 17, 2004 1:49 pm (#1744 of 2936)
Padfoot, check [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Padfoot - May 17, 2004 2:15 pm (#1745 of 2936)
Dragonesss, thanks for the link. That is so cute! I have never seen those shirts before.
Star Crossed - May 17, 2004 4:20 pm (#1746 of 2936)
Dr, I wanna kiss you right now! That was simply brilliant! However, my time turner will not be lame like hers. Maybe I'll make a 'I went to France with my parents and all I got was this shirt' And on the back that no one can see because of the robe 'But I did get to check out guys, none as good as Ron though!'
I'll make Emily carry around a cauldron. She probably has one around the room. And yes, the fans probably will be dangerous, but that's Emily for you. I love her to bits, but when she gets an idea, she can't get it out of her head. Perhaps, to make myself stick out more, I'll randomly start jumping around, shouting how I turned back time.
dobbyiscool - May 17, 2004 4:23 pm (#1747 of 2936)
...when you asked nearly everyone that you knew to go to PoA (and where turned down pretty much everytime, all my friends are going 2 weeks after it opens, I CAN'T WAIT THAT LONG!) and you realize you never asked your "Harry Potter Buddy" (my younger sister's friend), so instead of a "hello" when I saw her in church yesterday, I said "What-are-you-doing-on-June-4th?" While she thought, I added "Wanna go to Harry Potter with me?"
...when you don't care that the girl that your going with is four years younger then you.
...when your little sister won't go with us. She said something about us being Harry Potter nuts and that she didn't want to sit in a theater with us while we go "that's not what happened!" or "They cut one of my favorite scenes!" etc.
...when your honored that your sister think's your that obsessed (mind you, my sister is the same person who hasn't ever actually finnished SS, yet has borrowed it at least four times...)
Star Crossed - May 17, 2004 4:32 pm (#1748 of 2936)
...when you choked on air again because a girl in your French class was reading PoA.
...when you were happy she didn't respond to you when you shouted that the book was PoA, because it meant she was engrossed.
freshwater - May 17, 2004 4:37 pm (#1749 of 2936)
Clearly, dobbyiscool, your sister NEEDS to sort out her priorities!
When you're in a bookstore and come upon an almost life-size figure of a guy in a black hooded cape and with little red flashing light bulbs in his eyes and you immediately yell (all together now) "Voldemort!" even though it is really a display for an entirely different series.
When you're driving past a gas station and the sign advertising the current price of milk catches you eye: "Golden Guernsey Gallons", but you think it said 'galleons' and your first thought is "Hmmm. They must be giving out HP galleons if you buy their milk." and then realize that is, of course, too good to be true. Rats!
dobbyiscool - May 17, 2004 5:11 pm (#1750 of 2936)
...when you use minor Harry Potter charactors as "authors" for the "newspaper" your making as an English project, (I.E. Dr. Filibuster wrote an artical about the Plague that gets Bro. John quarenteened in Romeo and Juliet) I have to use minor charactors, or my teacher will recognise the names. She hasn't actually read the books though, so I think I'll get away with it.
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Hermionefan(#1) - May 17, 2004 6:36 pm (#1751 of 2936)
Awesome Liz! Great site!
... when you catch up on reading 177 posts when you have to do a big project and it's 8:30 at night
... when you wish you could have gone to this 's party, even though she is three years younger than you, because they had HP decorations, they made wizard hats, they were Sorted online, and they got a House Cup at the end. No fair! Why was my little sister invited instead of me? She hasn't even finished the first book and I'm on my 8th rereading of HP!
... when you want to invite the who had the party to your birthday.
... when you plan on celebrating HP/JK Rowling's birthday and being Sorted, having House Cups, wearing robes, and playing on-the-ground Quidditch, plus a bunch of other stuff I don't know about yet.
... when you want to fly to England, get Liz's address, pretend to be admiring her signed script, then pick it up and run for it. I'm so jealous of you, Liz!
Star Crossed - May 17, 2004 6:48 pm (#1752 of 2936)
...when you would have your own HP/JKR party of your own, but by that time, all your friends are gone for the summers (Darn their parents for living in different states). Though I can probably squeeze by inviting completely random people. Anything for a party! And I'm inviting you all! Mwahahah.
The Grey Lady - May 17, 2004 7:39 pm (#1753 of 2936)
...when at school you call you worst teacher Umbridge.
...when helping your (older) sister with her homework, she asks for an anytonym for gracefull and you shout 'Goyle'!
....also, you quote Harry Potter to her when she needs an example of using a word in context.
....when you, despite your age, still sleep with a stuffed Hedwig toy.
....when you seriously can't understand how people can still keep track of their Harry Potter re-reading. Me? About once a month ever since they came out...because I can read even the 5th book in less than a day...
The Great Abbycadabra - May 18, 2004 12:25 am (#1754 of 2936)
. . .when you are irritated because yet again, you've gone to the movies and failed to see a POA trailer. I know I've seen it online and on television, but that's not the big screen.
Fawkes Forever - May 18, 2004 1:30 am (#1755 of 2936)
When you can sympathise with Abby.... and can add that you've still not seen it on the TV either....
When you watch the lego trailer for GoF on mugglenet... & wonder if you could make your own.... all I need is the lego..... the camera.... the imagination.... basically everything...
Eponine - May 18, 2004 4:45 am (#1756 of 2936)
I was reading some HP stuff online, and my husband comes over to see what I was doing. (He's read the books, but he's not obsessed) I told him not to laugh, and he said, "Never laugh at crazy people, just back away slowly"
When you appreciate your husband for thinking you're crazy.
When you hear about HP themed birthday parties and are disappointed because you are quite a bit too old to throw birthday parties for yourself, and you don't have any children yet to give them one.
Liz Mann - May 18, 2004 8:55 am (#1757 of 2936)
...when you want to fly to England, get Liz's address, pretend to be admiring her signed script, then pick it up and run for it.
Hey, nobody answered my question about the Knight Bus. *pouts*
Fawkes Forever - May 18, 2004 9:00 am (#1758 of 2936)
Sorry Liz... the only Knight Bus I've seen is the Lego one... but I'd love a non lego mini knight bus.....
Padfoot - May 18, 2004 10:07 am (#1759 of 2936)
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Dobbyiscool, your sister just doesn't understand. Glad you found someone to go with though.
Party at Aly's! Woohoo!
Abbey, I haven't seen the trailer on the big screen yet either. Good thing June 4th isn't too far away.
YKYALF when you show practically everyone you know the Hairy Otter shirts because I really want one now.
Hermionefan(#1) - May 18, 2004 1:56 pm (#1760 of 2936)
Maybe we can celebrate Harry?JKR's birthday at St. Mungo's. We just had a pretty big party there for Kip and the other insane May borns (is that a word?) That reminds me, hey Eponine, are you at St. Mungo's? All crazy people are invited!
... when you wish you could chalk all over your drive way to include a countdown to the POA movie, but you don't have time.
... when you are listening to the HP soundtrack on your computer.
Acceber - May 18, 2004 2:02 pm (#1761 of 2936)
...when you've seen the same person carrying OoP for a few days now (the book jacket wasn't on, so it wasn't that obvious, but I still knew what it was the instant I saw it) and you've had several urges to go up to him and hug him.
...when you're so mad at your braces, you just want to fly to Scotland, take a train to Hogwarts, go up to Malfoy, annoy him, make him curse you so your teeth grow, then go to Madame Pomfrey and have her make your teeth straight.
Star Crossed - May 18, 2004 2:23 pm (#1762 of 2936)
...when you keep saying "Prisoner of Azkaban!" everytime you see the girl in your French class, but she won't look up! Even when you look right at her, point, and say it.
...when you and your friend (Emily, the one who is going to put fans on her ankles) have written many, many HP songs. Our latest one is to the tune of "Pinky and the Brain", and it's about Snape and Draco.
Eponine - May 18, 2004 2:51 pm (#1763 of 2936)
Hermionefan, I assume that by St. Mungo's you are not referring to the current resident of Gilderoy Lockhart? Would you care to elaborate? Thanks!
Padfoot - May 18, 2004 2:58 pm (#1764 of 2936)
I think Hermionefan(#1) is referring to the St. Mungo's on the HP Fan Fiction Lexicon. I've been lurking there myself but haven't yet admitted myself (or been committed there either).
Liz Mann - May 18, 2004 3:23 pm (#1765 of 2936)
I've been lurking there myself but haven't yet admitted myself.
And why not? We're always glad to welcome new nut-cases, erm, I mean inmates. If you hurry you might be able to join in the Quiddich match. And I think we're having a party after that.
Padfoot - May 18, 2004 3:30 pm (#1766 of 2936)
I was lurking at the party you nutters had for Kip. Maybe I will pop in.
The Grey Lady - May 18, 2004 6:07 pm (#1767 of 2936)
You know someone else is a HP fan when you are waiting in the hospital for your dad (he's a surgeon) to finish a case, and another doctor walks in, looks at the computer sreen and says "You're studying Harry Potter?" You find out he identified the page by looking at your avatar, and feel like giving him a hug.
Hermionefan(#1) - May 18, 2004 6:14 pm (#1768 of 2936)
... when you extremely pleased because you get to make a poster/biography report on a famous person and your teacher, for once, actually let you do JK Rowling.
And yes, I was referring to the St. Mungo's on the FanFiction Forum. Sorry I didn't make that clear!
The Great Abbycadabra - May 18, 2004 9:45 pm (#1769 of 2936)
Thanks for the sympathy, guys. I know the movie isn't too far away, but I've seen the trailers for the first two on the big screen. I hate for POA to break this tradition.
. . .when you feel bad because you are 800 some odd posts behind over at St. Mungo's.
. . .when you are going to go catch up now. Bagpipes are a-coming!
megfox - May 19, 2004 5:40 pm (#1770 of 2936)
...when driving down the highway, you see a car with a bumper sticker that says something about Voldemort, but you can't read it, so you speed up and try to catch them so you can read it, even though they are going almost 15 miles per hour over the speed limit.
Unfortunately, I didn't catch them, and was afraid of being pulled over, so I slowed down.
Hermionefan(#1) - May 19, 2004 5:53 pm (#1771 of 2936)
... when you and your friend are yelling over the phone (we weren't arguing or anything she just likes yelling) and you yell "WE SOUND LIKE VERNON AND RON WHEN HE CALLED HARRY!"
freshwater - May 19, 2004 7:03 pm (#1772 of 2936)
...when you're in a class learning how to make glass beads and unintentionly place three red dots on a white bead in the eyes and mouth position and then when you stick it back in the flame (of the torch) the two "eye" dots glow and of course you immediately think of __________ (fill in the blank yourself!)**big smile**
...maybe it's lucky that this is the bead that broke in half later when I tried to remove it from the metal rod...otherwise I would always have thought of it as the Voldemort bead! **rolls eyes**
Viola Intonada - May 19, 2004 8:44 pm (#1773 of 2936)
Liz, both knight buses are made by Lego. The mini knight bus is only available online when you purchase the Marauders Kit (Buckbeaks attack and Harry and the Marauders Map), but it is free with the kit!
The Great Abbycadabra - May 19, 2004 10:53 pm (#1774 of 2936)
. . .when your brother got his Lego Magazine in the mail today and you take it into your room to look at the Harry Potter Legos first.
. . .when you are highly amused that your mom bought your cousin a pink hoodie for her first birthday.
tracie1976 - May 20, 2004 5:56 am (#1775 of 2936)
....when you get to with your mom to a green house because she said its a late b-day present and you get to pick out what ever flowers you wanted, you get a lily
....when your in your car, listening to the radio, you hear they are giving away PoA tickets and you scream because you have no way to call the station.
Liz Mann - May 20, 2004 6:33 am (#1776 of 2936)
Liz, both knight buses are made by Lego. The mini knight bus is only available online when you purchase the Marauders Kit (Buckbeaks attack and Harry and the Marauders Map), but it is free with the kit!
I wasn't talking about the mini Knight Bus. I don't think this other one was made by lego. I think it was either a plastic model or a playset that opens up. It was in Argos's catalogue on a page of other HP stuff. They were all labelled 'new'. Their website doesn't mention it. Maybe they haven't updated recently. Anyway, I'll have a look in the catalogue next time I'm in town and post the details on here.
...when you are stressed about a couple of essays you have to do so you take a break to read HP, and not only does it relieve your stress but also the headache you had. HP works miracles!
I was reading OotP and Harry's homework planner said something that really applied to me at that moment. Do it today or later you'll pay. Ironic, huh?
...when you decide that that is going to be your moto through univerity when you go there.
Padfoot - May 20, 2004 8:23 am (#1777 of 2936)
... when you are at a class (all adults, no kids) in which the speaker mentions sorting us. Then she says she has a sorting hat! Everybody laughed and I heard several people whisper "Harry Potter".
Padfoot - May 20, 2004 9:20 am (#1778 of 2936)
Sorry about the double post here but I had to add this.
... when a friend goes to Petsmart and sees a large black dog (Black Russian Terrier) who is named Sirius. She immediately thought of me.
Liz Mann - May 20, 2004 9:54 am (#1779 of 2936)
That dog must have been named by a Harry Potter fan.
Julia. - May 20, 2004 12:08 pm (#1780 of 2936)
...When Helping a friend with her "Hamlet" questions for act 4, you realize that Hamlet and Laerties are just like Sirius and Remus, and it makes you smile.
...When you catch your sister in your room and your first thought is to point your wand at her and scream "Petrificus totalus!"
...When you are about ready to cry when you see that the YALE bookstore has no copies of CoS, ANYWHERE!
...When you close yourself off from the world, including the Forum for two days to read the longest fanfic known to man (this thing was at least the length of GoF, long, but really good!).
Liz Mann - May 20, 2004 12:50 pm (#1781 of 2936)
Acceber - May 20, 2004 2:59 pm (#1782 of 2936)
...when you want to read the fanfic Julia did.
...when you're leafing through the entertainment section of your local paper, you start to turn the page and see the word Prisoner as the first in a headline. Your heart skips a beat as you apprehensively finish turning the page. But alas, it was something stupid that has nothing to do with Harry. BLAH!
...when your friend says she can't wait until June because it's her birthday and her mom's, and you think, "And PoA!"
Ozymandias - May 20, 2004 4:50 pm (#1783 of 2936)
...when you're really worried because you're going to see PoA with a non-pottie. (I'm afraid I'm going to spontaneously shout things like "Arrrgh, pink hoodie!" in the theatre and scare him.)
tracie1976 - May 20, 2004 4:53 pm (#1784 of 2936)
....when you are voice chatting with another forum member and a PoA scene comes on tv, you turn up your volume and you reach the microphone over to the tv so they can hear it.
Julia. - May 20, 2004 8:35 pm (#1785 of 2936)
The fanfic in question is called After the End by Arabella and Zsenya. It can be found on Sugarquill. Just make sure that you have lots and lots of time to read it! This fic kept me up past 2am two nights in a row!
freshwater - May 20, 2004 10:15 pm (#1786 of 2936)
...when you are watching a glass blowing demonstration, and the guy is explaining to count to ten to warm up the glass rod in the flame, and then he says (to the girl he's guiding through the demo) "Do you know the number of the station platform that Harry Potter takes to his school?" and 1)you can't believe it when she /doesn't/ know!, 2) you can't resist raising your hand and saying, "I do, I do" even though you're middle-aged, and 3)you are completely disgusted when the guy doesn't know either (!!!) and he was thinking of a totally different number!, but 4) you immediately think, "I'll have to tell the folks on the forum!"
scully jones - May 21, 2004 12:47 pm (#1787 of 2936)
Ah yes, Julia, I remember reading that one. It also kept me up a very long, long time for several nights. I liked the whole darn thing... Very funny at times, eh?
...When you immediately tell your Jimmie as soon as you hear that theaters are getting the blow-up-aunt-marge display.
...When he goes to work, and the new girl says, "What's that?" pointing to a fat blown-up lady. He immediately answers, "Oh, that's Harry's aunt. He was angry at her, so he blew her up." She looked confused for a second before he added, "Harry Potter, I mean..." She just nodded and walked away slowly.
Ahhhhhhhh, Jimmie... I have taught thee well.
Star Crossed - May 21, 2004 12:51 pm (#1788 of 2936)
I loved that fic! Luckily, I started reading it near the beginning, so I didn't have to stay up nights and nights to read it. Great, great fic though.
Hermionefan(#1) - May 21, 2004 2:52 pm (#1789 of 2936)
... when you are decorating a visor and you write "Harry Potter Rocks" across the top
Hermionefan(#1) - May 21, 2004 3:43 pm (#1790 of 2936)
... when someone from your scool walks up to your door and hands you a letter and you open it, start reading, and jump up and down. Why? Because it was an invitation to th POA movie! Yes! The tickets were prebought! I'm going to see POA for sure on June 4th! This makes me like her a whole lot better!
... when you immediately run inside and tell everyone, even though you planned on going that night anyway.
Liz Mann - May 21, 2004 3:48 pm (#1791 of 2936)
...when you haven't watched the new clips from PoA because you don't want to see any actual excerts (sp?) from it before seeing the movie (I watched almost all the excerts before the first two and by the time I got to the cinema I'd already seen about a third of the movie before hand ).
...when it's really hard to steer clear of them.
tracie1976 - May 21, 2004 3:50 pm (#1792 of 2936)
....when you scream when your son brings home the PoA movie poster book that you ordered through his school.
haymoni - May 21, 2004 3:50 pm (#1793 of 2936)
Liz - you are incredible.
I obviously have no willpower as I have watched everything I can get my hands on.
Liz Mann - May 21, 2004 3:58 pm (#1794 of 2936)
It's not easy haymoni. *sigh*
Star Crossed - May 21, 2004 4:06 pm (#1795 of 2936)
You are very, very strong. I have to see all. I don't care about spoiling it. Anything that shows Rupert Grint is not bad at all in my eyes.
Prefect Marcus - May 21, 2004 5:01 pm (#1796 of 2936)
I find that I am not bothering tracking all the trailers and photos down. I've seen a few, of course. For one, they are only the movies. For another, I enjoy being surprised.
Hermionefan(#1) - May 22, 2004 8:13 am (#1797 of 2936)
Oh. Well, I'm with haymoni. I've seen almost everything available. In fact, I've already spotted a bunch of mistakes in this poster book from PoA that I saw at the bookstore.
... when you see a PoA poster book at the bookstore and simply have to leaf through it.
The Grey Lady - May 22, 2004 9:36 am (#1798 of 2936)
...when you're shopping with your little brother for a present for his friends birthday, and the first place you go is the lego's aisle and start pulling HP lego sets off the shelves.
....when you're extreemly dissapointed the pictures do not show Hermione helping Harry save Sirius on Buckbeak.
tracie1976 - May 22, 2004 9:46 am (#1799 of 2936)
....to make The Grey Lady's day Pictures of Harry and Hermione both flying on Buckbeak.
Liz Mann - May 22, 2004 12:08 pm (#1800 of 2936)
I got "You don't have permission to access /movie/movie267.jpg on this server" come up when I clicked on that link.
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Hermionefan(#1) - May 22, 2004 12:09 pm (#1801 of 2936)
So did I.
freshwater - May 22, 2004 12:13 pm (#1802 of 2936)
Julia, thanks for recommending the fanfic "After the End" on the Sugar Quills site....or maybe I should say 'drat you!"...I was up until 5:30 a.m. because I couldn't stop readng it. (Guess I need some of Liz's will power.) Very high quality writing, and I love what they've done with our favorite characters.
tracie1976 - May 22, 2004 12:21 pm (#1803 of 2936)
Sorry about that...lets try this one [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Emily - May 22, 2004 1:03 pm (#1804 of 2936)
...when you almost start screaming when you are finally at a movie that shows the HP3 preview. I was walking into the theatre just as it started.
"Foal, loathsome, evil little cockroach!" I've seen it on my computer in a sketchy 2x2 box without sound, of course, but it was so good! And to think I almost turned down going to Shrek2!
Acceber - May 22, 2004 3:19 pm (#1805 of 2936)
Shrek 2 has the trailer?!? I am most definitely going!!
Thank you soooooooooooooooo much Emily.
Star Crossed - May 22, 2004 3:35 pm (#1806 of 2936)
YES! Another reason to go see Shrek 2!!!
...when you start dancing in the mall because you finally got your ticket! (Guess where I'll be ten in the morning?)
...when you have to debate whether to spend your money on the action set of HP (HRH, Scabbers, and Crookshanks), or save it for your HP costumes for the movie. Luckily, I got the set, because the place I was going to buy a tie and vest was closed. ::
Liz Mann - May 22, 2004 3:50 pm (#1807 of 2936)
By the time Shrek 2 comes out I'll have seen PoA.
Star Crossed - May 22, 2004 5:11 pm (#1808 of 2936)
It's already out.
tracie1976 - May 22, 2004 5:24 pm (#1809 of 2936)
Liz is in England Star Crossed so it may come out later than us.
Star Crossed - May 22, 2004 5:44 pm (#1810 of 2936)
They premiere later? Weird.
I Am Used Vlad - May 22, 2004 6:00 pm (#1811 of 2936)
I just saw Shrek 2 and they didn't show the PoA trailer.
Denise P. - May 22, 2004 6:57 pm (#1812 of 2936)
We saw Shrek 2 yesterday and the PoA trailer was the second one shown. It had some bits I had not seen before.
Julia. - May 22, 2004 7:26 pm (#1813 of 2936)
...When you see the PoA trailor before Shrek 2 and litteraly squeel with delight at the beauty.
...When Hermione calls Malfoy a 'foul loathsome evil little cockroach' and the people you're with are not at all suprised when you say the long right a long with her.
...When you point your straw at the screen and scream 'Expecto Patronum!'
Liz Mann - May 23, 2004 4:21 am (#1814 of 2936)
They premiere later? Weird.
No it's not. It's an American movie so America will have it before everywhere else, not just England. Harry Potter's different because even though it's made by an American company and American producers, it's a British story, so it comes out the same time in both places.
Liz Mann - May 23, 2004 7:29 am (#1815 of 2936)
...when you read a really good fanfic and immediately come on here to tell everybody about it. It's a Harry/Ginny romance (with some mild bad language and ONE use of a worse word, but nothing too bad) called "How The Old World Falls Away" and can be found here.
The Grey Lady - May 23, 2004 10:53 am (#1816 of 2936)
...when you are insanely happy because you're going to go see the HP trailer today (and Shrek 2, but who cares anymore?)!
azi - May 23, 2004 11:05 am (#1817 of 2936)
...When you see a BMW car go streaming past you when you're on the bus and almost scream out loud when the private number plate has PYE on the end. Wow, Augustus Pye has a car! He doesn't just like complemantary medicine then!
Hermionefan(#1) - May 23, 2004 12:02 pm (#1818 of 2936)
... when now you are definatly going to Shrek2 in order to see the trailer.
... when you are definatly going to Scooby Doo 2 because your friend said she saw the trailer.
Marie E. - May 23, 2004 5:00 pm (#1819 of 2936)
...when you laugh during the PoA trailer when a little boy shouts "patronum" after Harry.
The Grey Lady - May 23, 2004 5:31 pm (#1820 of 2936)
...when you go to see Shrek 2 AND THE TRAILER'S NOT THERE. Someone at the theater is going to die! What's worse, they alluded to every other movie/book BUT Harry Potter!
Catherine - May 24, 2004 6:17 am (#1821 of 2936)
When you are watching Shrek 2 and the feature film finally starts, and everyone is settling down and quieting, and you are heard to say clearly to your husband in a too-loud voice, "WHERE IS THE AZKABAN TRAILER??" and he slides down in his seat and pretends that he is not with you....
Liz Mann - May 24, 2004 6:26 am (#1822 of 2936)
...when you are pleased because you've had another Harry Potter dream!
...when you are annoyed because you can't remember it anymore.
septentrion - May 24, 2004 11:54 am (#1823 of 2936)
...when you're longing more for the PoA release than to know if you'll get your promotion
Acceber - May 24, 2004 1:05 pm (#1824 of 2936)
...when you know you're free next weekend, so you're going to see Shrek 2 and pray my theater has the trailer *fingers crossed*.
...when your friend wasn't in school Friday, but she was at the dance that night, you ask her why she came, and when she says "I had a small cold and to waste time I was reading the fifth Harry Potter over and over again," you say "Welcome to my world."
...when the main thing you will miss when you go to camp will be the Forum.
Star Crossed - May 24, 2004 1:15 pm (#1825 of 2936)
...when you finally got your father to realise HP things, though he has not read the books, nor seen the movies.
...when you've also trained him to tell you when he sees HP things. (Today - Article in the newspaper, and even found Rupert Grint's name with the foofy hair that I love so much).
Hermionefan(#1) - May 24, 2004 2:02 pm (#1826 of 2936)
... when you are writing an extremely short biography of yourself for the student senate president to read before your act in the talent show and where it says "what else would you like the audience to know about you?" you write that you are 58% obsessed with Harry Potter.
Emily - May 24, 2004 4:19 pm (#1827 of 2936)
...when you get dragged along to your little sister's school fundraiser, but perk up a little when you see that there's a book fair there at the same time. Then you perk up a lot because you realize they are selling HP books. Then you realize that you don't have any money, and you really wanted to buy book 4 because your mom threw it away because the spine fell apart. (excuse me, but- THAT IS NO EXCUSE! IT WAS A FIRST EDITION!- sorry)and you really wanted a new one (obviously). So you enter into drawing to get a free book of your choice under $10, and don't think a bout it again, because you never win those things. Then you start jumping up and down when your name is called and have GoF picked out in about 3 seconds. I could only get the paperback, but still! And I got a FREE OotP hat with it!
Wow, that was long, but I'm excited!
And I'm really sorry to the people who went to see Shrek 2 and the trailer wasn't there!
Star Crossed - May 24, 2004 5:57 pm (#1828 of 2936)
The Great Abbycadabra - May 24, 2004 7:52 pm (#1829 of 2936)
. . .when your hair is especially frizzy and you say, "Wow, my hair is more Hermione-ish than usual today."
. . .when you are horrified at the inaccuracy of the slime chamber toy thingie that came out for COS.
. . .when you buy one today anyway because it was really cheap and it was, however wrongly, HP related. And it has glow-in-the-dark slime!!
Emily, is your OOP hat the black baseball cap with the title written in gold across the front?
Denise P. - May 24, 2004 7:53 pm (#1830 of 2936)
When you bring the mail in and don't recognize a package. You open it, knowing you have nothing from eBay coming in.
Inside was a Ravenclaw/Slytherin tote bag I had ordered! Someone posted a link to a Gryffindor bag on eBay, I emailed the seller and she custom made a bag for me. I had not expected it until next week so it was a cool surprise.
Now I have a nifty HP tote bag to carry around stuff.
tracie1976 - May 25, 2004 4:08 am (#1831 of 2936)
....when you spend most of the day yesterday taping the shows that have anything to do with HP.
.....when you got to play SS on tv in order to get your 1 year old to hold still long enough for her to fall asleep.
.....when the same daughter starts clapping and making noises when a HP trailer comes on tv.
Liz Mann - May 25, 2004 9:41 am (#1832 of 2936)
...when your friend is doing your hair and it becomes really untidy and all over your face and you say that if you were taller and had a beard you could pass for Hagrid.
...when you and your mum are doing a crossword and one of the answers is 'treasurer', and you say to your mum, "Ron was treasurer for S.P.E.W."
Acceber - May 25, 2004 1:02 pm (#1833 of 2936)
...when you see someone you don't know with a bookmark in CoS at lunch today, you notice he's at the end, about where Harry's with Tom in the Chamber, and you marvel at the fact he could stop long enough to eat lunch at such an important place.
...when you ask your mom to put your hair in a ponytail, she says, "It's so thick!" and you think "Like Hermione's."
Hermionefan(#1) - May 25, 2004 1:47 pm (#1834 of 2936)
... when your teacher's son comes in to talk about World War I and II and when he walks in your immediate thought is, "he looks exactly like James Potter!"
... when you spend the whole lecture trying to draw him so that you could show everyone on the Forum and telling everyone that he looks like James Potter.
... when you are annoyed because two of your friends think that he looks nothing like James.
Emily - May 25, 2004 2:43 pm (#1835 of 2936)
Yes, Abby, it is. Why?
Ozymandias - May 25, 2004 8:41 pm (#1836 of 2936)
...when you try to look at the PoA posters in the subway even though the train is still moving and it makes you go cross-eyed. And you've already seen the poster several thousand times.
The Great Abbycadabra - May 25, 2004 10:27 pm (#1837 of 2936)
I was just wondering because I have one of those too. I won it at the midnight party for OOP I went to. I guessed, without going over, how many jelly beans were in a tupperware thingie. I was actually about 100 beans off, but everyone else went over! I won the hat and the jelly beans.
Liz Mann - May 26, 2004 8:59 am (#1838 of 2936)
...when you manage to work PoA into your media studies mock exam.
...when you are really happy when you see big posters for the film in the street.
...when you are REALLY happy because it's less than a week until you see the movie!!!
...when you are looking forward to it more than your holiday.
...when you almost don't want to go on holiday at all because you'll miss the London premiere.
...when you'll be taking your Harry Potter soundtracks with you to listen to on the train.
...when you are going to write a movie report about it and put it on your website, then let The Leaky Cauldron and Mugglenet know.
...when you know you'll be on here after you've seen it, saying, "I'VE SEEN IT!!!!!!"
...when you are happy because you've posted losts of things on this thread today.
septentrion - May 26, 2004 9:54 am (#1839 of 2936)
...when you go to the cinema and wonder wether you're going to see Kill Bill or staying in the hall watching all the PoA posters...
Star Crossed - May 26, 2004 3:06 pm (#1840 of 2936)
Totally the latter, septentrion.
...when you have to write an essay about anything you want in English class, and label it. She didn't give it back, but mine was something like this (Mind you, I wrote it a few days ago)
Alyssa (Noun) waits (Verb) for the premiere of Harry Potter and (Conjunction) the Prisoner of (Preposition) Azkaban. She (Pronoun) has already bought her theatre (Adjective) tickets, excitedly (Adverb). 10 more days!
Yeah, I know that is not exactly what I wrote, but you get the idea.
...when you seriously start beating someone who took your GoF book in science class. We were standing right next to our teacher, and I was just kicking and beating him until he gave it back to me. The teacher knows not to say anything. We fight like brothers and sistes (We even have the same last name, ironically enough.)
Acceber - May 26, 2004 3:51 pm (#1841 of 2936)
...when you had something really good to post here, but you forget it now, and you know you'll remember in about 35 minutes and then you can't edit your post because the limit is 30 minutes and you're really mad at yourself. You decide to punish yourself
...when you have just remembered and you decide not to punish yourself.
...when you're reading an excerpt on gumboots, midway through the excerpt it mentions they're also called Wellington boots, and you immediately think Crookshanks
...when your sister opens your copy of OoP, which is lying on the table, reads a random line from it, and you know exactly where she's opened to. But I suppose that isn't too remarkable.
The Grey Lady - May 26, 2004 5:44 pm (#1842 of 2936)
...when your little sister (often) opens up random Harry Potter books and begins to read quotes. You must either a) tell her the chapter it's from b) finish the quote c) tell her who said it d) tell her what will happen next.
...when, with very little prodding, you can list all the chapter titles for SS.
...when you spent five minutes discussing with your sister if someone would notice if you took the PoA Movie poster from the theater.
...when you, your older sister, and her friends are getting a ride from another friend. You climb into his car and gasp. The first thing you saw was the (corner) of GoF Paperback lying on the chair.
...when your dreams predict what is going to happen in the next book. See the board on 'Right or Wrong Predictions'
...when you often run around the house in a billowing black cape.
...even when your older sister's friends come over. (What the hey, they already think I'm crazy).
Julia. - May 26, 2004 7:26 pm (#1843 of 2936)
...When for no apparant reason you decide to put on your Hogwarts gear and run around the house. Well, not run aroudn the house, so much as post on the Forum and read fanfic, but, you get the idea.
...When you yell at your dad every time he refers to 'Gryffindorf' and 'Hogfarts.'
Liz Mann - May 27, 2004 12:57 pm (#1844 of 2936)
...when you are taking OotP on holiday even though you've got to carry the bag it's in on your back.
...when you are also taking your fanfic.
Hermionefan(#1) - May 27, 2004 1:26 pm (#1845 of 2936)
... when your little sister (often) opens up random Harry Potter books and begins to read quotes. You must either a) tell her the chapter it's from b) finish the quote c) tell her who said it d) tell her what will happen next. I know what you mean, Gray Lady. I've done it often. When I was at school and had nothing to do, I opened POA and read the sentence at the top of the page and had to guess which part of the book it was in. It was quite easy.
Well, school's out and American Idol is over, so know I'll have more time to devote to Harry Potter. Yay!
... when you're going to be busy on both the third and the fourth of June because on the fourth, of course, is the PoA premiere, and on the third you'll be calling everyone and posting on the Forum because you are so excited.
icthestrals - May 28, 2004 7:33 am (#1846 of 2936)
OK, I hope you guys can understand this:
...when the IT guy where you work "improves" a program you use on a regular basis for your job by having an image from COS pop up when the program opens!!! How cool is that! He made my day. Hee hee. You think I talk about HP too much at work?
septentrion - May 28, 2004 12:38 pm (#1847 of 2936)
Nah, Icthestrals, it is the others who don't speak enough about HP !
freshwater - May 28, 2004 5:02 pm (#1848 of 2936)
I like your view of things, septentrion!
Acceber - May 28, 2004 7:14 pm (#1849 of 2936)
...when you simply have to post the following:
I SAW THE TRAILER ON THE BIG SCREEN!!!!!!
Just had to let it out. I went to Shrek 2 with my mom and I made sure we got there early as to see the trailer. When the Warner Brothers logo came on the screen, my face lit up. Right after Alan Rickman's "Turn to page 394," I turned to my mom and whispered excitedly, "It's the Harry Potter trailer!" She merely nodded. I watched the rest in a blaze of happiness, the peak of the viewing being Emma's punch. So much better magnified about 80 times!
OK, thanks for bearing with my rantings, but I'm so happy!
septentrion - May 30, 2004 3:53 am (#1850 of 2936)
when you're trilled and have goosebumps because you hear a radio review about PoA and see a TV report about it in the same day....Yet I was very disappointed with the radio review because the speaker called buckbeak an "eagle-headed horse". How can one be so ignorant ? Doesn't the whole world know about hipogriffs ?
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Star Crossed - May 30, 2004 10:17 am (#1851 of 2936)
...When you yelled because you did not see PoA trailer when you saw Shrek. I knew I should not have eaten food. It's overrated and probably made me miss it.
septentrion - May 30, 2004 12:43 pm (#1852 of 2936)
...when you go to the cinema, have one more look at the posters for PA, and have barely sit down in your armchair that the PA trailer begins. You say "waouh", your husband chuckles, and you're so delighted because it's a trailer you've never seen before. I saw the dementor in the train and it sucking-soul effect on Harry, and Harry peering into a misty crystal ball. I haven't seen those scenes before ! It was hard afterwards to get concentrated on the movie. It just lacked one thing in this trailer : Snape
Marie E. - May 30, 2004 2:21 pm (#1853 of 2936)
This is more "I know my best friend is when..." My friend was driving over to my house with her 10 year old son. This son really would rather not spend time with two little girls who like nothing more than to hug him. They were pulling up in our driveway when the son says "I have a scar that burns whenever I go in that house". He begged her not to tell me, but of course she did. I laughed like a loon and got the hiccups.
Dumbledore - May 30, 2004 5:55 pm (#1854 of 2936)
...when you watch the PoA trailer whenever you use the computer and find yourself absentmindedly singing "Double double toil and trouble"
Sherbie Lemon - May 30, 2004 7:11 pm (#1855 of 2936)
When it comes time to choose your interior paint for your house and you pick the color "Wise Owl" partly because you like it, but mostly because you think "Hedwig!"
Julia. - May 30, 2004 9:48 pm (#1856 of 2936)
...When at 12:45 in the morning you are thinking to yourself "'Double double toil and trouble fire burn and cauldron bubble' is from Macbeth, the Weird Sisters sing...THE WEIRD SISTERS!! JKR stole that name from Macbeth!!"
...When you are disgusted with yourself because it took you that long to figure that out
...When your first rational thought after such a revelation is "I have to post that on the Forum!"
Denise P. - May 30, 2004 10:04 pm (#1857 of 2936)
When you say to yourself "Aw, so cuey!" (Which is how my 3 year old says "Aw, so cute!") everytime you see the picture of Hairy Otter. So you go an order yourself one and hope it arrives before you leave for PA even though you already have 4 Harry Potter related shirts you are going to bring for a 24 hour period of time.
Star Crossed - May 31, 2004 7:32 am (#1858 of 2936)
...when you knows it's not by chance that you were about to post on here when the the trailer plays!
...when you were going to write how your friends are so smart that they figure out what you want for your birthday by subtle clues:
Me staring at the 'Have You Seen This Wizard?' tee-shirt: You know...my birthday's coming up.
One friend: Not for a couple months.
Me: I don't have this shirt. Gee, I wish I had this shirt. I mean, this shirt is very cool. If only someone would get me this shirt. Then I would have this shirt. If ONLY someone would get me this shirt! Wow, I really love this shirt.
Friend: Aly, shut up, I'll get you the shirt for your birthday.
freshwater - May 31, 2004 8:48 am (#1859 of 2936)
You're subtle, Star Crossed, very subtle. **big grin**
Emily - May 31, 2004 9:14 am (#1860 of 2936)
Even Snape would be proud of how subtle you are.
Diagon Nilly - May 31, 2004 9:16 am (#1861 of 2936)
You know you're a Harry Potter fan when your husband shaves off the goatee he's had since he was old enough to shave and your first thought is: "Yay! Now I can dress him up as Snape now that he doesn't have all that facial hair!"
Joanna S Lupin - May 31, 2004 9:19 am (#1862 of 2936)
Edited by May 31, 2004 9:38 am
...when booking tickets for PoA you are asked how many tickets for children you want, and you reply with the air of incredulity 'NONE!'(prejudice! who said Harry Potter is for kids only?!)
...when you chuckle seeing term 'You Know Who' in non hp releted book, hey they do know He exists!
Liz Mann - May 31, 2004 9:51 am (#1863 of 2936)
I'm back from holiday and I have lots to post on this thread:
...when you are happy because your train leaves from platform ten at St Pancrus (which adjoins King's Cross).
...when you see 'HRH' in the paper and immediately think Harry, Ron, Hermione.
...when you are happy because you see a girl on the train reading PoA.
...when you ask your mum for her notepad so you can write all these down to post on the forum later.
...when you're watching Peter Pan and you say to your mum that the people on the forum want Wendy's actress for Luna and Tink's actress for Fleur.
...when you see the words 'health and safety legislation' in a restaurant and think of the 'werewolf legislation'.
...when you see footage of the London premiere on the news and get angry because they spelt Malfoy's first name Drako and said that Dementors 'suck your face off'.
...when you later get worried that he said that because that's what they do in the movie (then remember that Emma Watson has mentioned them sucking your soul out).
...when you take notice when you see the word 'Odgens'.
...when you also take note of a shop called 'Fleurs' and a building with a sign outside saying 'Potter and co Soliciters'.
...when you are pleased because you see a boy wearing a PoA T-Shirt.
...when you hear the song 'Every Little Thing She Does is Magic' by The Police in a restaurant and think of a Harry Potter fan video you've seen that had that song.
...when you get excited every time you see a trailer or footage of the premiere on TV.
...when you get excited every time you see a PoA poster.
...when one of the first things you do when you get home is come on the forums.
...when you are pleased because you have so many things to post on this thread.
Acceber - May 31, 2004 2:37 pm (#1864 of 2936)
...when you see the word HIP and think HP.
...when you realize you can go to PoA Friday night instead of Sunday afternoon and you can read all the threads on here without being spoiled! I bought my tickets via Internet using my mom's credit card. Yay! I was so hyper after I got them.
...when you're jealous of Liz because she had so much to post while you have so little.
freshwater - May 31, 2004 7:31 pm (#1865 of 2936)
...when you realize that Friday, June 4 is not only the premiere of PoA (Wah-hoo!) but it's also the last Friday of your school year and the monthly day my students can spend the "$$" they've earned on prizes and hot chocolate (or rootbeer floats) and then decide (since all of the above is true) that we might as well order an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen (local soft-serve ice cream place) with HP decoration and watch CoS as the kids 'shop'.
...when you actually consider dressing the part for your class HP party, but reluctantly decide that would be going a bit overboard.
...when you can't believe that your local theatre hasn't advertised the pre-sale of PoA tickets on their website or in local media....what are they thinking?
Julia. - May 31, 2004 7:36 pm (#1866 of 2936)
...When you actually consider dressing the part for your class HP party, but reluctantly decide that would be going a bit overboard. Awww, come on Freshwater, I'm dressing up for school the day before the movie comes out, just because I can. Come on, don't make me dress up alone! Join the dress-up party! It'll be fun!
Mare - Jun 1, 2004 6:12 am (#1867 of 2936)
YKYAHPF when even though you were planning on not going to the new HP movie, you're going anyway because four different people have already decided you're the person they are going to see the new HP movie with because "you're so much into HP, surely you are going to the movie".
It seems like I might even see it several times... sigh. I have no spine, do I?
Liz Mann - Jun 1, 2004 11:35 am (#1868 of 2936)
...when you are really happy because you've FINALLY seen the movie!
...when you can't believe that you've seen it!
...when you wanted to go straight back in and see the next performance (and would have if your Mum hadn't stopped you).
...when you settle for seeing it again tomorrow.
...when you buy the soundtrack afterwards.
...when the moment you get back you put on your new soundtrack and come on the internet to post on the PoA movie thread and write your review for your website.
...when you are now going to email Mugglenet and tell them about your review (my site needs some publicity ).
Hermionefan(#1) - Jun 1, 2004 11:52 am (#1869 of 2936)
You've seen it already? No fair! How? I thought it wasn't out till June 4! Oh, no fair no fair no fair.
Liz Mann - Jun 1, 2004 12:06 pm (#1870 of 2936)
I'm in England. We have previews!
Padfoot - Jun 1, 2004 12:07 pm (#1871 of 2936)
Edited by Jun 1, 2004 12:07 pm
and said that Dementors 'suck your face off' -Liz
Oh I hope not. You've seen the movie, tell me that didn't happen! Second thought no, don't tell me I want to be surprised. Wait, I have to know.
Liz Mann - Jun 1, 2004 1:06 pm (#1872 of 2936)
Do you want me to tell you or not? It's not really a major spoiler if you've seen the trailers. If you want to know, highlight the below.
They don't suck your face off, but I can see why he thought that (though if he'd paid attention to what they were saying he would have known this). When the Dementors suck your emotions out they come out in the form of a kind of... blurry... thing. I can't describe it! If you watch the trailers you'll see the bit where Harry is on the train and the Dementor is sucking the emotion from him. The point is, it seems to be coming mostly out of the face and the face goes blurry and it kind of looks like the Dementor is sucking the face off. That doesn't actually sound child-friendly, does it? Does any of that make sense?
Padfoot - Jun 1, 2004 1:17 pm (#1873 of 2936)
Ok, thanks! I have no self control when it comes to HP spoilers.
Acceber - Jun 1, 2004 2:50 pm (#1874 of 2936)
...when you whole-heartedly agree with Padfoot.
...when you see your friend with a copy of SS in Music, your class right before lunch, you know she must be rereading because you saw her with OoP a couple months ago, and you're proud of her.
...when she says she read 150 pages last night alone and you are very proud of her.
...when you're at lunch with aforementioned friend and a couple more, a teacher comes around with the trash bin and asks (seeing friend's book) "Are you guys going to see the latest movie?", and you scream in his face "I am, I am, I am, I am!!!!!" a million times.
...when the same teacher asks "Where are you going to see it?" and you answer promptly.
...when you don't feel embarrasssed over that whole thing even though that is something you'd normally get embarrassed about.
Star Crossed - Jun 1, 2004 3:16 pm (#1875 of 2936)
Edited by Jun 1, 2004 3:18 pm
...when you squee because you notice someone scratched 'Alyssa -n- Ron' in the chalkboard.
...when you're sad because you weren't the one to carve it.
EDIT:...when you go back to Shrek 2 to celebrate the last day of school, and you get there ten minutes early so you won't miss the trailers.
...when they don't even SHOW the PoA trailer so you start hissing and yelling.
The Great Abbycadabra - Jun 2, 2004 12:03 am (#1876 of 2936)
. . .when you have a copy of the sheet music from P/SS even though you can't really read music very well.
. . .when you try very hard to learn to read music so you can play the HP music on your keyboard which usually collects dust because you don't know how to use it.
. . .when you nearly bought a copy of the sheet music from COS, you know, because "Fawkes the Phoenix" is so darn perty.
. . .when you nearly get a job because you don't have enough money to by the COS sheet music.
. . .when you bring your copy of OOP with you on a rather long car trip so you won't get bored.
. . .when you are terrified that someone will break into the car to steal it while you are in a restaurant. (It is a first edition after all.)
. . .when you are perturbed with yourself for leaving it in the car in the first place.
. . .when you go see Van Helsing and, while you don't think they will, you are sad that they don't show a POA trailer.
septentrion - Jun 2, 2004 1:25 am (#1877 of 2936)
...when you plan to do 31 miles (50 km) to see the movie in original version and hear Alan Rickman's voice
...when you wonder how you're going to wait for a couple of hours till you see the movie
...when you're glad liz has already seen it
...when you're sure to go and see it several times to make sure yours friens see it.
septentrion - Jun 2, 2004 9:24 am (#1878 of 2936)
...when you see an advertisement for an ice-cream called "miko love potion" and thinks immediately that Miko doesn't belong to "Snape Lmtd" !
...when you begin to schedule your week-end for seeing the movie again right after you leave the theater
Liz Mann - Jun 2, 2004 12:00 pm (#1879 of 2936)
...when you've seen PoA for a second time in just two days.
...when you come on here to gloat about it.
...when youare going to see it again next week with your best friend and her boyfriend.
icthestrals - Jun 2, 2004 12:48 pm (#1880 of 2936)
...when you are becoming angry when certain forum members gloat about seeing the movie twice already!!
...when you had a HP dream the other night where you were at a picnic and Hermione and Draco were there also. Draco was being a twit (of course!) and Hermione was building elaborate scale model bridges out of twigs.
Liz Mann - Jun 2, 2004 1:11 pm (#1881 of 2936)
...when you are becoming angry when certain forum members gloat about seeing the movie twice already!!
Sorry. I'll shut up now.
haymoni - Jun 2, 2004 1:28 pm (#1882 of 2936)
Gloat away Liz - you earned it!!
Liz Mann - Jun 2, 2004 1:40 pm (#1883 of 2936)
icthestrals - Jun 2, 2004 1:51 pm (#1884 of 2936)
If I could do smilies, I would have included them before, Liz. Ha. I'm not really angry...well maybe a little miffed.
Liz - Jun 2, 2004 7:38 pm (#1885 of 2936)
...when you have the forum listed under favorites.
Liz Mann - Jun 3, 2004 5:39 am (#1886 of 2936)
...when 30 out of the 36 links on your favourites list are Harry Potter related, including the Lexicon, the forum and the fan fiction forum.
septentrion - Jun 3, 2004 6:57 am (#1887 of 2936)
...when the first things people ask you when you arrive at work this morning is : was it a good movie ?
septentrion - Jun 3, 2004 7:32 am (#1888 of 2936)
...when you're pleased to know that PoA made the best beginnings in paris of all times, beating the two towers.
Hermionefan(#1) - Jun 3, 2004 8:38 am (#1889 of 2936)
... When you are proud of a family you never really knew very well because they said that on June 4 they're getting a baby sitter for their youngest and the other four family members are going to see PoA.
... when you tell everyone that you can't do anything today because you'll be busy getting ready for PoA.
... when you are proud of your mom for writing on the notice board on the hallway "2 Days to P.O.A."
draco all the way - Jun 3, 2004 8:56 am (#1890 of 2936)
...when you really REALLY wish you had something, anything, to post on this thread!
Oooh I have one
...when you go for a really LONG walk to restrain yourself from reading anymore PoA spoilerss on the net!
...when you realise that if you don't get off the net now you're probably going to start again.
...when you start tying your shoelaces for another walk.
Here I go...
Liz Mann - Jun 3, 2004 9:00 am (#1891 of 2936)
Hey, draco all the way, let's see if you have the will power not to highlight and read the following spoiler.
Made you look! LOL!!!
Sorry, I seem to be in a vindictive mood today.
Padfoot - Jun 3, 2004 9:15 am (#1892 of 2936)
Liz, I fell for it!
... When you are jealous of your forum friends who have already seen PoA before the rest of us.
... When you see the word Armando on a shirt label and think Dippet!
haymoni - Jun 3, 2004 10:28 am (#1893 of 2936)
Liz!!! You knew that I would look!
...when you schedule 2 hours vacation time on Friday so you can graciously accompany your son's 4th grade class to a 4:00 pm show of POA.
...when you talk your husband into leaving work early so that he can pick up your 3-year-old so that you can go to said "field trip".
...when you plan to drag your children out on a hunt tonight for Harry Potter candy so you can sneak it into the theater.
Julia. - Jun 3, 2004 11:17 am (#1894 of 2936)
...When you have two reasons to smile when your Red Sox fan mum tells you that Grady Little is known as "He-Who-Must-not-be-Named"
icthestrals - Jun 3, 2004 11:41 am (#1895 of 2936)
Good one, Liz.
...when you see trailers more frequently on TV now and squeal when you see new footage! I won't be seeing the movie until next week!! Wah!!
Hermionefan(#1) - Jun 3, 2004 11:45 am (#1896 of 2936)
I can't believe PoA is coming out TOMORROW and I haven't even seen the big-screen trailer!
Liz, you are so mean. But funny.
Acceber - Jun 3, 2004 12:49 pm (#1897 of 2936)
Not funny Liz. Not even remotely funny.
Julia-Why he-who-must-not-be-named? Shouldn't that be...oh...Aaron Boone for example?
...when you didn't come on the Forum in the space of one day yesterday for the first time since discovering the Forum. I had too much homework. Grrrrr....
...when you have more to post than usual because of that.
...when you're trying to type JFK, but you somehow type JKR.
...when you somehow type floo as the first four letter of "follow."
...when you're soooooo excited because you're seeing PoA in 27 hours, 43 minutes and 28 seconds. (No, I didn't know that off the top of my head, that would have been quite scary.)
...when you got a recent picture of yourself yesterday, realized how red your hair looked in the sun, and thought you might be a Weasley.
Dragonesss - Jun 3, 2004 3:38 pm (#1898 of 2936)
Edited by Jun 3, 2004 3:42 pm
...when you have a tickets for POA for
1)June 3rd at 5:30pm in San Francisco,
2)midnight show in Emerywille,
3) June 4th 7pm in Oakland
and now you are on line buying tickets for next Wednesday in SF IMAX.
...when you wondering what are you going to occupied yourself with on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.
Liz Mann - Jun 3, 2004 3:42 pm (#1899 of 2936)
freshwater - Jun 3, 2004 8:02 pm (#1900 of 2936)
when it seems perfectly logical to you that you have:
1)ordered Sirius t-shirts for yourself and the 4 people you're taking to the movie,
2)gone to 3 different stores in 3 different towns to track down HP candy for our group to enjoy at the movie, and
3)have--for the first time ever--bought tickets for our group more than 24 hours ahead of time, as well as tickets for my son and I to see PoA again the next day;
4) have ordered an HP cake from Dairy Queen for my students to enjoy while watching CoS tomorrow (this is particularly significant as I rarely show movies in my classes);
...when you sort of wish you had planned to dress in character for the party tomorrow...but know I'll get far fewer strange looks from my colleagues if I limit myself to my HP shirt.
My tickets are for 7:00 p.m. CST Friday...woohoo!
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draco all the way - Jun 3, 2004 11:39 pm (#1901 of 2936)
You are the devil incarnate, Liz! Of course I looked! I'm so spineless.
Liz Mann - Jun 4, 2004 6:01 am (#1902 of 2936)
icthestrals - Jun 4, 2004 7:10 am (#1903 of 2936)
Emily - Jun 4, 2004 9:02 am (#1904 of 2936)
...When you wish you were rich so you could buy a Sirius Black 'Have You Seen This Wizard' shirt from the Hot Topic store in your mall to wear TODAY!
...When you're going to at least wear a Harry Potter tee shirt (from the first movie, though )
...When you're really excited that you convinced a friend to come with you.
...when you're really sad because another friend said it was too far and can't come with you.
...when you're just happy that it's TODAY, TODAY, TODAY!
...when you start a conversation that lasts all lunch with your friends about HP in general, though most of the time the movie... it's amazing how many closet fans there are!
... when you're pleased to have this many things to post.
Hermionefan(#1) - Jun 4, 2004 11:59 am (#1905 of 2936)
... when you are dressing up as Hermione to go to the movie.
... when you are annoyed because your tie is not scarlet and gold but maroon and gold.
... when you convinced your friend to dress up for it (she's going as a random Slytherin).
... when you are annoyed because at the HP birthday that you're going to, you get Sorted by the Sorting Hat. The reason that's annoying is because all you do is draw a slip of paper out of a hat and that's what House you are in! Totally innacurate! And the only Houses in the Hat are Slytherin and Gryffindor! No Ravenclaw!
Star Crossed - Jun 4, 2004 12:00 pm (#1906 of 2936)
...when a girl who doesn't like HP all that much noticed you dressed up as Hermione Granger.
...when you are the only identifiable person at out of your dressed up group. (I have pictures that I shall use as my avatar. First I gotta finish up my camera and get it developed. ) Basically, I wore a white button down shirt, grey vest, red and gold tie, my Gryffindor robe, black skirt, white tights, black dressy shoes, and my pathetic time turner that I made. My hair was also very frizzy. My friends, however, did not spend much time on their outfits. Emily wore all black and made a Dark Mark on her arm, which was hidden by her shirt. She tried to make her hair greasy, but alas, it did not work. She was, of course, Snape. My other friend, Megan, went as Luna. She taped a piece of construction paper to a magazine and wrote 'The Quibbler' on it. She put her hair in many braids, stuck an eyeliner pencil above her ear (It's her 'wand'), and made a necklace out of a straw wrapper, caps from cartons of iced tea, and buttons.
...when you yelled at the man on the TV this morning for saying PoA was a really boring movie. Then you laughed at him after you went to see it because it was very, very good. So HA!
Liz Mann - Jun 4, 2004 1:01 pm (#1907 of 2936)
...when your 'Sirius Lives' T-Shirt is way too long for you but you were determined to wear it so you got your mum to turn it up and sew it in place (even though it made it look a bit strange).
...when you've decided that next time you see the movie you're going to go in the evening so that hopefully there won't be so many little kids there.
...when you're happy because you've just found out your nearest IMAX cinema is going to have PoA!
...when you are annoyed because it won't be until the 19th July!
...when you make sure your Mum knows that tickets are on sale NOW.
...when you are annoyed because she said, "So?"
freshwater - Jun 4, 2004 3:17 pm (#1908 of 2936)
when you wear your Hogwarts shirt to school and are delighted that so many adults notice and ask, "Are you going to see the movie?"....and when Kindergarten students come up to you and can name all four houses.
tracie1976 - Jun 4, 2004 4:46 pm (#1909 of 2936)
....when even though you have no clue when you get to see the movie you sit home watching as many trailers, interviews, and anything else that has to do with HP (including stuff with spoilers).
.....when you think about calling boop on her cell phone and asking her to have you on the phone while they are all watching the movie.
.....when you sit making a red and gold macrame' (sp?) bracelet while watching the said HP stuff.
draco all the way - Jun 4, 2004 9:03 pm (#1910 of 2936)
Awww Tracie are we like the only people on this forum who are cluless as to when we'll be seeing the movie?
The Great Abbycadabra - Jun 4, 2004 11:02 pm (#1911 of 2936)
. . .when you feel bad for the people who haven't seen the movie yet.
. . .when you warn the people who haven't seen the movie yet that you are about to gush over the wonderful HP day that you've had. Sorry, guys, I have to get this out.
. . .when you wake up all excited because you're going to see the movie.
. . .when you wear your HP shirt that's really big, so it's kind of like robes. It's open, and I wear it over a t-shirt.
. . .when you walk really fast (okay, I was running around in excitement--I'm so mature. ) your HP shirt billows out behind you like a cape, and you think, ooh, it's like Snape's robes, except it's blue and glittery and has little "HP"s on it.
. . .when you were using a miniature pool cue as a wand.
. . .when you stuck the "wand" behind your ear like Luna.
. . .when you wear your "Sirius Lives" button with pride.
. . .when you get to the theater early to ensure that you sit in the front row.
. . .when you are nearly deafened when the movie starts, but, quite frankly, you don't care.
. . .when you stay through the credits (which were quite amazing in and of themselves) even though everyone else has left and the people have come in to sweep the floors. Well, I usally do that anyway, but it's more important when it's HP.
Anna L. Black - Jun 5, 2004 5:08 am (#1912 of 2936)
Edited by Jun 5, 2004 5:08 am
*feeling ashamed that this post is not going to mention the movie, because I don't like the movies at all*
YKYAHPF when you hear a song, and one of the lines is "Follow, follow, follow", and you think to yourself: "Follow what?", and then answer to yourself immediately - "Follow the spiders, but of course!"
Liz Mann - Jun 5, 2004 5:11 am (#1913 of 2936)
Why don't you give the new one a try, Anna? Maybe you didn't like the first two, but there's a new directer now, and the third film is very different to the first two. You might like it better (or less, but you won't know until you see it ).
draco all the way - Jun 5, 2004 6:12 am (#1914 of 2936)
Do we , the less fortunate members of this forum, need reminding of the movie? I think not! But still Anna, Liz is right you should go watch!
Anywho, YKYAHPF when every single spoiler and every single YKYAHPF of Abby's sends a pleasant shiver up your spine!
On a happier note, I might see the movie tomorrow, but I didn't see it on the day it released so I don't feel much like a dedicated Pooty anymore...
Acceber - Jun 5, 2004 6:30 am (#1915 of 2936)
...when you were bouncing in your seat in the car going to the movie because you thought you were going to be late.
...when you get dropped off at the door while your parents find a parking space and practically drag your sister inside.
...when you run really fast up to the theater.
...when you breathe a deep breath when you skid to a halt just inside the theater and find that the previews had just started.
...when you are in Seventh Heaven throughout the entire film.
...when you could tell when even the tiniest thing was changed.
...when you surprise your sister greatly when you can name all the characters when the actors' names flash up on the screen.
...when you want to stay throughout all the credits because you love how it was done, but your dad pulls you away.
...when you're asked how many more times more you'll see it, you reply, "One or two in the theater and a million on DVD." (meaning five or six in the theater and a billion on DVD)
...when this post is one of your longest ever.
Liz Mann - Jun 5, 2004 8:49 am (#1916 of 2936)
Draco - you don't feel much like a dedicated Pooty??
Marie E. - Jun 5, 2004 9:52 am (#1917 of 2936)
....when you smuggle in a load of HP candy to the movie because that the only appropriate thing eat. We had Ice Mice, Fizzing Whizbees, Chocolate Frogs, and Jelly Slugs. I was eating the Whizbees when the movie started and all I could hear was the popping in my mouth.
draco all the way - Jun 5, 2004 9:53 am (#1918 of 2936)
Did I mention you're the devil incarnate, Liz?
Liz Mann - Jun 5, 2004 10:47 am (#1919 of 2936)
Yes, you did.
Hermionefan(#1) - Jun 5, 2004 2:30 pm (#1920 of 2936)
... when you are dissapointed because the movie didn't follow the book.
... when your obsession score has gone up 4 points.
Dragonesss - Jun 5, 2004 4:25 pm (#1921 of 2936)
...when you see POA 3 times in 3 days and you don't know what to say on the "Vote" thread because you love it, and hate it, and love it, and hate it... and you need to see it again to decide.
...when you take your 9-year old to midnight show and let him go to school at 10 am instead of 8:30 on Friday.
...when you both trying to explain to granma that she has to sort out her priorities! School? what school?! POA is out!!!
...when you are glad that at least your son got it right, because you both didn't like werewolf.
freshwater - Jun 5, 2004 6:43 pm (#1922 of 2936)
...when you see PoA 2 times in less than 24 hours.
...ditto to the smuggling in of HP candy...it just had to be done!
...when you decide to get to the theatre 45 minutes early, even though you've already purchased the tickets, to make sure you can get a decent seat instead of the front row.
...when, knowing your son does not take kindly to sitting in a theatre waiting (and waiting and waiting and waiting...) for the film to start, you bring along the printed copy of a fanfic from the Sugar Quills site that you've been reading aloud to him before bed each night...worked like a charm!
....when you laugh out loud at things in the movie that other people in the theatre don't laugh at, just because they seem delightfully true to character.
Star Crossed - Jun 5, 2004 8:03 pm (#1923 of 2936)
Freshwater, ditto to the getting to the theatre super early. I had to walk around the mall for twenty minutes in my Hermione outfit. I think I freaked out this one guy I bought a water off of. Hmpf. Everyone should know who I was.
Liz Mann - Jun 6, 2004 4:21 am (#1924 of 2936)
...and you don't know what to say on the "Vote" thread because you love it, and hate it, and love it, and hate it... and you need to see it again to decide.
That's okay, Dragoness, you've got until next Saturday to vote. By all means, see it again.
Padfoot - Jun 7, 2004 2:10 pm (#1925 of 2936)
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...When you bring chocolate frogs into the theater to watch the movie. And then at a party that night, my friend told everyone I brought the frogs. They were all impressed and wanted to know where to buy them.
...When you practically bore the pants off everyone (non forum people) telling them all about the movie.
Hermionefan(#1) - Jun 7, 2004 6:59 pm (#1926 of 2936)
... when it is "Yellow Day" at your vacation Bible school and you wear a black skirt and yellow shirt and think that you look like a Hufflepuff.
Speaking of which, I'm at my grandma's house this week so I can't get on the computer as often. Just so you know where I've gone.
Acceber - Jun 7, 2004 7:05 pm (#1927 of 2936)
...when you accidently drop your copy of OoP on the floor and say "I'm sorry" to it.
...when you weren't on the Forum at all yesterday because my Internet connection was down and you felt seriously deprived.
Star Crossed - Jun 7, 2004 7:44 pm (#1928 of 2936)
...when your rifles captain calls you on your cell phone and asks where you're at, and you reply "The Lexicon Forum."
...when your rifles captain actually knows what you mean, since you talk so much about it.
...when your rifles captain had a dream last night where you yell at her, saying she wrote your name wrong. You told her it's Alyssa *twitch* Weasley!
I think I talk to my rifles captain too much. I even got her hooked on HP. I'm trying to direct her here, but first she must find a working computer.
tracie1976 - Jun 7, 2004 8:08 pm (#1929 of 2936)
....when you, your daughter, and your daughter's friend is clapping at the end of CoS.
....when you, your daughter, and your daughter's friend is trying to get your son, and stepdaughter to start clapping too.
....when the neighbor hood kids come to your house for a HP discussion.
Denise P. - Jun 7, 2004 11:34 pm (#1930 of 2936)
You now have a countdown clock so you can tell how much longer until the paperback version of OoP will be released! July 10, 2004!!
scully jones - Jun 8, 2004 2:54 am (#1931 of 2936)
...When you want to join in the discussions everybody in line for the movie is having.
...When you notice after the movie is over, all of the people who read the book are explaining all the plot holes to the people who didn't.
...When even though you've seen it twice in movie theaters, you go see it again in IMAX just.... because.
Catherine - Jun 8, 2004 5:39 am (#1932 of 2936)
When you are looking ahead to the movie version of GoF, and you see a movie that Newell directed called, "An Awfully Big Adventure."
When you get all excited because this film has Alan Rickman in it. Then you notice that Hugh Grant plays a character with the last name "Potter." AND, there's an "Uncle Vernon" listed as a character!
When you are momentarily relieved because this might mean that he MIGHT do a good job directing this film...
Liz Mann - Jun 8, 2004 10:22 am (#1933 of 2936)
...when you have a dream where you are a werewolf.
...when this smilie reminds you of a certain couple of people.
Padfoot - Jun 8, 2004 1:36 pm (#1934 of 2936)
...When you have a dream involving several people including Fred Weasley! Finally a HP related dream I can remember. Although George wasn't in the dream, how weird is that? Fred was the only fictional character, everyone else I know in real life.
...When you go out to lunch with your co-workers and have a nice conversation regarding PoA and the cast and JKR. Guess who started that conversation? *looks innocent*
Liz Mann - Jun 8, 2004 1:58 pm (#1935 of 2936)
I have absolutely no idea!
...when you are happy because one of your favourite fanfiction authors, who went off Harry Potter after the fifth book, much to your annoyance, has now regained their interest in it after seeing the third movie. Hopefully they'll be more fics now.
The Grey Lady - Jun 8, 2004 8:10 pm (#1936 of 2936)
...you are astounded that anyone can go off Harry Potter at all!
...you ran around at midnight in a billowing black cloak and HP tee-shirt when the movie was released. Regardless that alot more popular kids from your school were there.
...you compaired a guy you know (sitting in the row just behind you) to Fred and George during the movie. He sat with a load of idiot preps from school, but you knew he was cool 'cause he was explaining what a Hippogriff was to the other non-readers.
...you and your HP-loving friends filled an entire row in the theater. There were atleast 12 of us.
Padfoot - Jun 9, 2004 9:23 am (#1937 of 2936)
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...When a friend brings you a People magazine because she sees pictures of PoA in it and thinks of you.
The Great Abbycadabra - Jun 9, 2004 12:08 pm (#1938 of 2936)
Okay, if you have a Party City store in your neck of the woods, read this post!!
. . .when you go to Party City yesterday afternoon with your mom because you hadn't been there in a while, and you were hoping that some of the HP party supplies had been marked down to 50 cents again.
. . .when you head straight for the HP party supplies and you really really want to buy some, but you don't because you are a bit short on cash.
. . .when you get incredibly excited as you are heading out of the store because you see a sign saying if you buy $20 worth of HP party supplies you get a FREE POA folder with an autographed (well, not personally, it's a total copy, but still nifty) picture of the trio inside.
. . .when you and your mom let out a "squee!" in unison.
. . .when you and your mom go on a mini-shopping spree picking up a pack of Bertie Bott's, two plastic cups (one with Harry and Hedwig and one with Snitch's all over it), a table centerpiece that's a 3-D Hogwarts with Harry and Ron in the Ford Anglia flying overhead, a book with 500 some odd stickers in it, and two Happy Birthday banners (one with pictures of the trio and the other with pictures of Harry playing Quidditch).
. . .when the cashier hands you the bag you say, "Ooh, a bag of Harry Potter goodness."
. . .when you are incredibly grateful that you are having a birthday soon, because your mom bought all of that for you.
. . .when you feel the need to share this information with everyone on the forum.
Acceber - Jun 9, 2004 5:45 pm (#1939 of 2936)
...when you wrote down everything that's reminded you of Harry in the last few days so you wouldn't forget it.
...when someone's last name on your sister's violin recital program ends in -auer and you think wildly, "Auror?"
...when you're walking to school with your friend and she mentions she's going to see PoA on Thursday (her birthday). You get all excited, tell her you've already seen it, and asked her if she wanted a review. She said she did, but no spoilers. I obeyed. It lasted the whole 3/4 of a mile to school.
...when you and another friend are comparing team scores after Gym, she says her team has lost two games and you say we've won one, lost one, then you later think, "Just like the Gryffindor Quidditch team in OoP."
Liz Mann - Jun 9, 2004 5:55 pm (#1940 of 2936)
Actually, in OotP, Gryffindor won two and lost one.
Hermionefan(#1) - Jun 9, 2004 7:50 pm (#1941 of 2936)
But... when is it? Ron says "well, we've won one, lost one, we still have chance" or something like that. I think that's the part Acceber's referring to.
... when you know about that trio poster thing before Abby posted it.
... when you feel stupid because you weren't the one to post it.
... when you really want to go to Party City now because you haven't been there for a while (actually I've never been there, my friend told me about the poster--she has it, and she's the one who had the PoA party and took me to see it on opening night) and buy $20 worth of HP stuff for the poster, even though it's almost 10:00 at night.
... when you are pleased because you had so much to post (well it wasn't that much but more than I expected to think of).
Star Crossed - Jun 9, 2004 8:08 pm (#1942 of 2936)
...when you get your friends to test you. They have to name any random thing, and you have to relate it to Harry Potter.
...when you only miss one, but your rifles captain answers it herself (Rifles). She said it was in SS/PS. Uncle Vernon had a shotgun that he used for intruders for the house on the rock.
The Great Abbycadabra - Jun 10, 2004 2:41 am (#1943 of 2936)
Heehee, don't feel stupid, Hermy. You would have just made me impatient to get it. This way I had a nice HP related surprise. I don't usually get those because I'm rather well-informed.
. . .when you go to a message board for an author other than JKR and you immidiately read the messages about HP that have popped up in the "Off Topic" folder.
Hermionefan(#1) - Jun 10, 2004 4:57 pm (#1944 of 2936)
... when, even though the movie is already out, you burst into applause and say "yay!" when you see a PoA movie poster.
... when your mom tells you to post that.
... when you were already going to.
... when your mom says that you are the most HP-obsessed person in the world. She obviously doesn't understand about everyone else on here.
Liz Mann - Jun 10, 2004 5:15 pm (#1945 of 2936)
...when it's 1.15am where you are and you're about to go to bed but quickly visit the fan fiction forum first to see if anyone's reviewed your latest installment.
...when after that you think you might as well come and check this forum too.
Denise P. - Jun 10, 2004 5:28 pm (#1946 of 2936)
when you go on eBay to get a Hogwarts crest patch and a Ravenclaw patch to sew on your scout uniforms (I am a den leader in both Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts)
Acceber - Jun 10, 2004 5:30 pm (#1947 of 2936)
Yes, thanks Hermy, that's what I meant. Sorry for not being clear.
...when you haven't had your daily dose of Forum madness in a while, more like every other daily, because our Internet only works on one computer (this one) which your dad always hogs, and you've been having serious withdrawl symptoms. You can't imagine what it will be like for five weeks this summer at camp.
The Grey Lady - Jun 10, 2004 5:44 pm (#1948 of 2936)
...when reading a book in art class you come across the word 'Patron' (as in someone who buy's paintings and donates to museums). First thing into your mind: "Patronus".
...My little brother showed me a "sculpture" from art class. I thought it was a griffin, or maybe a hippogriff. (Turned out to be a dinosaur)
Star Crossed - Jun 10, 2004 8:21 pm (#1949 of 2936)
...when you saw an animal in the pet store that you swore was a baby hippogriff. It looked just like Buckbeak, except smaller. Muuuuuch smaller.
...when you try desperately to think of more to post. Gah. Oh. My count of seeing PoA: Two. And I'm going this Saturday, and sometime next week. I feel so special. I've never gone to see a movie more than twice in the theatres (And that was Shrek 2)
...when you only went to see Shrek 2 twice so you could try to see the HP trailer on the big screen.
Liz Mann - Jun 11, 2004 5:46 am (#1950 of 2936)
Denise P, if you didn't find what you were looking for on ebay, you can also get them from [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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Star Crossed - Jun 11, 2004 7:04 am (#1951 of 2936)
...when you had a Lexicon dream last night. Someone was skitzie, and thought they were Hermione and Snape. And they couldn't post as both at the same time, so they said that Snape kidnapped Hermione, and they had to take turns using the computer.
Diagon Nilly - Jun 11, 2004 11:02 am (#1952 of 2936)
Edited by Jun 11, 2004 11:05 am
When you think Denise P is the busiest person you ever heard of and you're convinced she uses a time-turner to get everything done
When you think Star Crossed should avoid eating spicy food before bedtime ;D
Denise P. - Jun 11, 2004 11:06 am (#1953 of 2936)
Yes, actually, I am going on vacation in July. I am taking seven of the eight kids on a road trip to Utah to visit family. We plan to listen to the audio versions of HP on the road while I drive....or at least I plan to listen to them, the kids will be playing with gameboys and fighting.
Diagon Nilly - Jun 11, 2004 11:14 am (#1954 of 2936)
I'm glad to hear it, Denise I hope you have a very good time. Ironically, I changed my post to read "time-turner" instead of vacation. I hope you get one of those too.
Liz Mann - Jun 11, 2004 2:31 pm (#1955 of 2936)
...when you, like Star Crossed, had a Harry Potter dream last night. A very long one.
I was walking through the park near my old school with some members of the Order, including Moody. Then someone mentioned that I was an Auror, and Moody suddenly went mad and tried to attack me, as though he was thinking, "Gasp! Auror! Must kill!" The others held him back and told me to run, so I did. He caught up with me a couple of times but both times they held him back again. I ran back up to my old school. I might have woken up then but I went back to sleep and continued with the dream. I think there was another bit then that I can't remember. The next thing I do remember, I think I was meant to be Harry and I was with Ron. We were in a building with stairs going round and round to upper floors. We went into one of the rooms, which was very small, and locked the door (I think I was still trying to hide from Moody). Then we looked out of the window and saw Ginny down below, and we were thinking something about, "What's she doing outside this late?" and were wondering if we should tell someone she was out there and have her brought in where it was safe. Then she started doing something or other that was suspicious before coming in. I went back out of the room and looked downstairs to see what was going on, and she was down there looking in a duffle bag. I can't remember exactly what happened next but it turned out that actually she was seeing Cedric Diggory in secret. (I think I woke up again at this point and realised that that was impossible seeing as Cedric is dead, but then went back to sleep again.) The next thing I remember, we had to go down to a hospital because my granddad had died (my real granddad, I mean, who is already dead, but in the dream he died climbing a mountain and was found by native people who decided to send his body back rather than eat him ). We went down there, and then I think I was supposed to be a character from a Disney sitcom called Boy Meets World. I was dating this girl who was actually seeing my best friend behind my back (and not being very good at covering it up). She was in one of the hospital beds and he was in the one next to her. They were making eyes at each other when they realised I was there, at which they looked sad and guilty. I sat between them and was going to say, casually, that I knew about them, to see the looks on their faces, when the doctor/nurse came over and said that granddad was definately dead. They'd brought him in just to make sure. And then she explained how he'd died. Then there was someone else with us (people just appear and disappear without explanation in dreams - at least in mine they do), who was supposed to be a werewolf. And he was going to transform soon. Then the nurse said something about, "Actually, you've already transformed." He still looked like a human, though. But I think in the dream, at some times transformed werewolves are dangerous and others they're not. At this point he wasn't, but he kept getting flashes of it. We were wondering whether we should leave him where he was or lock and tie him up somewhere (we didn't know whether he was going to turn dangerous or not). I said we should and he looked at me imploringly. Then I think something else happened that I can't remember, and we were in front of a pair of double doors that he had to go through to be confined while transformed. There were TV cameras there, which upset the guy, so I said to him, "They're not going to film you transforming - " (which is weird because I thought he already was transformed) " - they can just film you going in there." And one of the camera men said, "Er, no," as though the idea was stupid. The person then went in and (now being Harry again) I told Ron and Hermione (whom the girlfriend and best friend had turned into) that I was going to get a drink from the cafeteria. Ron said he'd come with me, so we went outside. The place now looked like a building in my college. As we were passing some stairs, we saw the werewolf (now as a wolf, not a person) walking along the top of them, and we realised that he must have escaped, which must mean that he can't be restrained. I then went round to another side staircase to the upper floor, went halfway up and saw this woman at the top trying to guide the werewolf to her (there were other people up there as well waiting to catch him). I looked down the stairs again and Ron was coming up, but so was the werewolf. So I ran to the top of the stairs, through a group of people and into one of the classrooms, where I found Hermione again and told her about the werewolf. We were going to run when this news woman who was there said we mustn't run until the werewolf had seen us, and make it look like we were running because we'd seen him coming, otherwise he'd know that we'd been tipped off that he was there or something or other. So we waited, the werewolf came and saw us, we ran and I woke up for good this time.
I know, I know, I have very weird dreams.
Padfoot - Jun 11, 2004 3:46 pm (#1956 of 2936)
Liz, that's scary! You definitely qualify as a HP fan to have that many characters in one dream.
haymoni - Jun 11, 2004 4:00 pm (#1957 of 2936)
Liz Mann - Jun 11, 2004 4:19 pm (#1958 of 2936)
Hey guys, when you look at my home page ( [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] ), do you see a countdown and something that says 'Visit the Harry Potter webring'?
Star Crossed - Jun 11, 2004 4:48 pm (#1959 of 2936)
Liz Mann - Jun 11, 2004 4:58 pm (#1960 of 2936)
Really? How strange! I can't!
freshwater - Jun 11, 2004 5:38 pm (#1961 of 2936)
When you are shopping in K-Mart (a US discount store) and get all excited when you see Harry Potter PoA t-shirts.
When you want to buy a PoA t-shirt for your son, but he declines....where did I go wrong?
When, still in K-Mart, you see Harry Potter candy and buy some Ice Mice (because this is the first time you've found them), and a ridiculously priced bag of BB Every Flavor Beans, just so you can put the cute cloth bag into your scrapbook page of HP. Does that qualify me as HP obsessed?
septentrion - Jun 12, 2004 5:52 am (#1962 of 2936)
I can see the countdown too
...when you say you've been to the cinema, your colleagues automatically think you've seen PoA again...and they're right.
Hermionefan(#1) - Jun 12, 2004 7:09 am (#1963 of 2936)
Liz, interesting dream. It reminded me of this dream I had a while back, about the Forum, it was very strange.
I was on the anfictionforum, at St. Mungos. The background, for some reason, was blue, rather than the color that it is normally. Anyways, we were playing cards and Liz was dealing. She had found these cool smilies that showed playing cards and were different on every computer. That's all I remember.
... when you are pleased that you had another HP dream.
... when you are not pleased because you forgot to post it. Grr. Must go bang head on the wall now.
Diagon Nilly - Jun 12, 2004 9:04 am (#1964 of 2936)
When you're watching an animal documentary and they have a segment about the "Riddle Elephant Sanctuary" and you think that's a very productive way for Voldy to spend his years in hiding.
Speaking of, they had the most incredible thing. They had this elephant sitting on the giant stool in front of a large easel supporting this piece of paper. The elephant took a paintbrush with her trunk and painted within the confined of the paper with very gentle deliberate strokes. Then she handed the brush to Mr. Riddle and he asks her "Are you done?" and she actually shook her head. He also said that if she doesn't like the color, she won't paint unless he gives her a brush with a different color. I really want a pet elephant now..and I will call her Stampy.
Marie E. - Jun 12, 2004 11:06 am (#1965 of 2936)
...when you call your daughter pumpkin and she says "what did you expect, pumpkin juice?". Is this a sign we watch the movies too much?
Hermionefan(#1) - Jun 12, 2004 11:33 am (#1966 of 2936)
Of course not, Marie. You can never watch the movies too much! Impossible. Insane. Crazy.
Acceber - Jun 12, 2004 2:15 pm (#1967 of 2936)
...when your dad mentions a Woody Allen quote like, "Showing up is 90% of life." or something and you are irrestibly reminded of Gred or Forge's OoP quote about the O.W.L. grading.
...when you're seeing PoA again tomorrow with a fellow Potty who might join the Forum. I've known her for years but I never knew she was a Potty. My first recruit!
Julia. - Jun 12, 2004 8:13 pm (#1968 of 2936)
Congrats on your first recuit Becca
...When you are excited for Becca's first recruit to the Forum
...When seeing PoA with two friends and you randomly start a conversation with two Potties sitting behind you, and direct them to the Lexicon and the Forum.
...When you are rather annoyed at yourself for not getting their names...
tracie1976 - Jun 13, 2004 7:34 am (#1969 of 2936)
...when you wish you had your T-shirt from the Pennsylvania gathering, but not getting it until July, when you go to the drive-in to watch PoA.
Star Crossed - Jun 13, 2004 9:54 am (#1970 of 2936)
...when you had another Harry Potter dream, but it was a very small HP reference:
I was dead (Reference to me reading The Lovely Bones, I believe), but I hung around my town as ghost, completely invisible. Yet people could always tell where I was. On Halloween, I made friends with a boy, but later on, I found out he was a ghost, too, but he posessed the bodies of others to make him seem real. I only found out when he posessed the body of Fred and George. Don't ask me how he posessed the bodies of them both. o.0
Hermionefan(#1) - Jun 13, 2004 10:30 am (#1971 of 2936)
I had anther HP dream! I had another HP dream! Yay!
... when you have another HP dream. It went like this: (I can't remember much of it)
I was watching the PoA movie way way upclose, it was like I was in the movie. I was watching the part where Sirius and Lupin embrace eachother. And Sirius called Lupin "Moony" and Lupin called Sirius "Padfoot". Only it wasn't Gary Oldman and David Thewlis. It was two other random guys. Then I woke up. It was extremely strange.
I think I had that dream because I remember reading on the PoA thread that Sirius and Lupin used their nicknames for eachother, but I didn't remember them using the nicknames.
Liz Mann - Jun 13, 2004 1:52 pm (#1972 of 2936)
Actually, neither do I. I forgot to listen for it when I went to see it again yesterday. But that's okay, because I'm supposed to be going again tomorrow.
...when you're seen PoA three times already and are planning to see it a forth time tomorrow, a fifth time around your birthday and a sixth time when it comes on IMAX (but will probably see it between tomorrow and your birthday as well).
Star Crossed - Jun 13, 2004 4:19 pm (#1973 of 2936)
...when you saw it for the third time today.
...when you realise you don't even need to explain what 'it' is.
...when you cringed every time you saw 'Moony'
freshwater - Jun 13, 2004 10:14 pm (#1974 of 2936)
...when you've seen PoA 4 times, but when you go to the theatre to see Shrek 2 you feel like you'd really rather see PoA again.
The Great Abbycadabra - Jun 14, 2004 1:21 am (#1975 of 2936)
. . .when you have a dream about Nearly-Headless Nick.
. . .when you are rather upset because you can't remember what exactly it was about. You just remember that Nick was there.
. . .when you are dying to see the movie again.
. . .when you go on a bit of an eBay shopping spree with your mom, buying quite a bit of random HP products. We went to get a COS poster because the peeps I usually get my movie posters from fell through on that one. Well, we got that and four other lots.
. . .when you really wanted the POA poster signed by thirty some odd people including JKR and John Williams, but you couldn't get it because it was going for nearly $500 and it still had a very long time to go. Gosh, we need to win the lottery already.
draco all the way - Jun 14, 2004 4:21 am (#1976 of 2936)
...when you are HIGHLY depressed that you do not get such detailed HP dreams. Perhaps I'm not such HP freak after all! I think thats what my sub conscious is trying to tell me. I feel unworthy of being an official Potty, .
Interestingly, I am getting these frequent dreams about these kids from a very obscure after school special that I hate watching but invariably end up doing so because I have nothing else to do! What's my mind trying to tell me, I wonder?
tracie1976 - Jun 14, 2004 6:30 am (#1977 of 2936)
Quote freshwater: ...when you've seen PoA 4 times, but when you go to the theatre to see Shrek 2 you feel like you'd really rather see PoA again.
I saw Shrek 2 right after PoA at the drive-in and I was thinking that they should have played PoA again.
....when your one year old will not go back to sleep and cries during the night, you stick in CoS to calm her down. I got to go back to sleep, thankfully she stayed on my bed and watched it until she finally went to sleep. I think I had to do that twice last night.
Fawkes Forever - Jun 14, 2004 6:57 am (#1978 of 2936)
When you meet up with an old friend (whos just moved back from 2 years in Australia), & the first thing she asks is... 'Well have you seen it yet?' Meaning PoA of course & the two of you sit & chat about the movie for ages before her boyfriend asks a totally non related question to stop the conversation, then gives up & asks us about the books.
My mate then announces that I am the biggest HP fan that she knows.... to which her boyfriend replied.. 'what even bigger than you?' Seeing as shes a HP nut, thats saying something... & she knew me before my lexicon days where my obession was unleashed completely! I was very proud At least I think I should be proud
Actually... think I might introduce her to the forum.... she said the wait for book 6 is killing her!
Liz, the same on the HP dreams... I seem to be having them all the time now.... maybe I am a little too obessed.
When you can't find any mates who'll accompany you to the cinema to see PoA.... they seem to think that twice is enough!
When you really wish you lived near some forum members so you could go with them... seeing as they understand. I'm too much of a chicken to go alone... but hey... I may summon my Griffindor strength yet.... its in there somewhere... I just know it
Star Crossed - Jun 14, 2004 7:47 am (#1979 of 2936)
Woo! Another Harry Potter dream! I think I contacted JKR and I stole the plot from Book 6. *nod*
Harry was in the past, at James' and Lily's wedding. He was getting ready to be the ring bearer or something. Then James walks down the aisle, waiting for Lily. A few minutes later. This totally pink thing walks down the aisle. Everyone assumes it's Lily. But Harry shouts, "No! It's not my mum! She's dead! She died at the beach! And so did you, Dad!" So James nods wisely, and someone in the pews next to the bride takes off the veil. It's Snape. And then James and Snape start fighting. And then James disappears cause he's dead.
draco all the way - Jun 14, 2004 7:55 am (#1980 of 2936)
Arrgh! No more dream diaries! I'll tell when you can post them after I get my own dream. Till then write in a notebook! Maybe I'm trying too hard? What say you?
Star Crossed - Jun 14, 2004 9:10 am (#1981 of 2936)
I suggest reading very crazy HP fics. That's what seems to give me my weird dreams. And think about HP before you fall asleep.
Fawkes Forever - Jun 14, 2004 9:23 am (#1982 of 2936)
That normally works for me Aly....
Love the new avatar by the way
Diagon Nilly - Jun 14, 2004 9:59 am (#1983 of 2936)
When you think it's weird that everyone's having HP dreams on the same night.
In mine, Harry and I were hiding out in a locker room in the DoM waiting for the rest of the Order members to show up. I made some crack about accidently stumbling across his stash of..er...magazines he obviously buys for the articles. He blushed and was very embarrassed and told me to shut up until everyone else arrived.
I actually had the same conversation with my own little brother once upon a time...minus the DoM and Order members of course. I'd rather have Harry as my little brother than the big weenie I got stuck with.
Fawkes Forever - Jun 14, 2004 10:10 am (#1984 of 2936)
Hmmm, you know that is weird that we are all having HP dreams at the same time .... *cue Twilight Zone music*
My latest, I dreamt I was in 12 Grimmauld Place helping them clean it out, Sirius & Lupin kept telling jokes, which weren't funny, & Molly kept getting all annoyed with them & said they where worse than Fred & George.
Then Hermione got a splinter in her finger (weird seeing as I got a splinter in my finger yesterday whilst attempting a bit of gardening ), & Ron went over to help her remove it from her finger... (sadly I had to extricate my own splinter ) & they had a little 'moment' with some hand holdy stuff ... LOL... I elbowed Harry in the ribs & giggled... Ron & Hermione heard us & got all embarrased & jumped away from one another ... Harry just sniggered & said to me 'I wish they'd just admit they like one another....' Or something like that!
Then Ginny asked if she could have a word... 'cus there was something she needed to tell me... & she then told me that she was a healer... but that it was a secret... I couldn't tell anyone, but she needed to tell me, and that was why there were so many Weasleys. There hadn't been a girl in the family in so long, & there was some prophecy about a girl in the family becoming a healer or something. Then I woke up!
Now who I was... or what I was doing there was of no consequence... hee hee... but mad all the same
Julia. - Jun 14, 2004 10:44 am (#1985 of 2936)
No worries Siobhan, I'll go see PoA with you!
...When you are excited that you too had an HP dream, and are rather bumed that you can't remember it. But I do know that it involved Alan Rickman...
Liz Mann - Jun 14, 2004 11:45 am (#1986 of 2936)
Star Crossed, that was such a cool dream! Strange but cool.
...when you've now seen PoA four times.
...when you are pleased when your friend's boyfriend (both of whom you went to see it with) has not only read the books but is hoping for a four hour long GoF.
Fawkes Forever - Jun 14, 2004 12:05 pm (#1987 of 2936)
Julia.... if only.... I'd be on a plane tomorrow
Padfoot - Jun 14, 2004 12:39 pm (#1988 of 2936)
Edited by Jun 14, 2004 12:40 pm
Aly, just finished reading The Lovely Bones too. Didn't have any dreams about it though. Haven't had any HP dreams lately. Bummer.
...When you are watching The Bourne Identity and notice that someone on the crew has the name Oliver Wood and smile.
...When you hear the phrase "Harry Potter glasses" and immediately look around to see who's talking. A little boy was talking to his dad about his glasses.
...When a friend says he wants to see PoA tonight but doesn't want to go to the movies alone. What's a girl to do but graciously volunteer to go along!
Acceber - Jun 14, 2004 1:14 pm (#1989 of 2936)
...when you didn't have a Harry dream last night and you feel left out . I haven't had one in a while, come to think of it.
...when someone at your school is known for loving Harry Potter, but just because she loves Dan Radcliffe, and that really really aggravates you.
...when you spend study hall making a Harry fortune teller. The outside four things were the houses, written in cool writing and using the house colors, alternated. The middle eight were the Quidditch positions and a symbol to go with each and the fortunes were all happened to someone in the books, i.e. Your Patronus is something hairy.
...when you are very annoyed at yourself for spelling both Gryffindor and Slytherin wrong when making aforementioned fortune teller and you plan to punish yourself. I'm not saying how I spelled them though. That would be too embarrassing .
Julia. - Jun 14, 2004 1:16 pm (#1990 of 2936)
...When you suggest to Becca that she iron her hands for such an offence.
Star Crossed - Jun 14, 2004 1:28 pm (#1991 of 2936)
...when you wish you had a cool idea like that.
...when you wondered who this Aly is that everyone is talking about. Wait. o.0 That doesn't make me obsessed. Just means I can't remember my own darn name.
The Grey Lady - Jun 14, 2004 1:31 pm (#1992 of 2936)
...when convincing your mom you need an iPod and not some ordinary MP3 Player, you say: "But it's like a Firebolt instead of a Cleansweep!"
I think we need a thread just for all our crazy Harry Potter Dreams.
PS: I've had 3 HP dreams in the last 3 days. Freaky, huh? I think JKR is writing book 6 so hard she's somehow channeling a bit to our minds.
Liz Mann - Jun 14, 2004 1:33 pm (#1993 of 2936)
...when you want to make a Harry fortune teller like Acceber.
Star Crossed - Jun 14, 2004 1:52 pm (#1994 of 2936)
...when you watch Recess and it has a fortune teller and you think of the Harry one.
Fawkes Forever - Jun 15, 2004 12:20 am (#1995 of 2936)
Star Crossed : ...when you wondered who this Aly is that everyone is talking about. Wait. o.0 That doesn't make me obsessed. Just means I can't remember my own darn name
Hee hee, when watching CoS whilst lightly sleepy, you hear Harry say Fawkes & look up thinking he's talking about you .... LOL!
Liz Mann - Jun 15, 2004 3:27 am (#1996 of 2936)
I had my English exam today. We had to do an essay question on two extracts from Othello and another essay on two unseen texts. And guess what! One of the unseen texts was an extract from HARRY POTTER!!!
...when you are so excited when discover this that you have to take a moment to calm yourself down so you can answer the first question.
...when you just wanted to skip straight ahead to the Harry Potter one.
...when you were happy because this meant that everyone doing the exam who hadn't read the books had now seen at least part of it and might decide that it looks interesting.
...when you almost immediately think that you have to tell everyone on the forum about this.
...when you come out of the exam and run to the gate and the moment you get in the car you shout, "I had to do a question on Harry Potter!"
...when you are disappointed that your mum isn't as excited as you are.
...when you come on the forum almost the minute you get home.
...when you still can't believe your luck!
Fawkes Forever - Jun 15, 2004 3:37 am (#1997 of 2936)
Wow Liz... too bad my english A-level wasn't that exciting. I actually don't even remember the unseen text now... it was that interesting... LOL
My Shakespeare questions where on 'Anthony & Cleopatra' & 'A Winters Tale', where I first came across the name Hermione... so I never had a problem with the pronunciation ... but thats the only link I have from my A-Level english to HP.. LOL
.... when you try to create a link from your A-Level English to HP...
So which book was it, what was the question... I'm dying to know.... & how many booklets did you fill on that one question? I'm excited for you
.... when you're excited for Liz
Liz Mann - Jun 15, 2004 3:43 am (#1998 of 2936)
I had to compare an extract from the Quiddich match in PS/SS (including Lee's commentary) with a transcript of a radio commentary for a football match. Unfortunately, loving the text does not necessarily mean you can get really good marks. You need to know all the terminology (darn, I forgot that! ) and need to be able to structure the essay quite well as well. I think I wrote approx three sides of A4.
Fawkes Forever - Jun 15, 2004 3:46 am (#1999 of 2936)
Three sides of an A4 sounds good to me... A comparison of commentarys is an interesting angle.
No doubt you did well ... after all our analysing & re analysing of the books.... some of it was bound to come in useful
Liz Mann - Jun 15, 2004 3:47 am (#2000 of 2936)
Yeah, but we analyse the theories and evidence and such. I had to analyse the language used.
Edit: Hey! I got post number 2000!
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azi - Jun 15, 2004 4:38 am (#2001 of 2936)
Liz, that reminds me of my first GCSE German exam! I took German a year early and one of the reading questions was about an interview with JK Rowling! You had to read the passage and answer questions which were asked in German such as 'Why does JK Rowling not let her daughter read the books?' (the answer was she was too young at the time) It was quite an early interview, must've been around CoS book release.
And, yes it was easier for me as I had read the books and similar interviews. My German teacher commented on how it was unfair to people who don't read the books...I didn't mind to be honest!
Diagon Nilly - Jun 15, 2004 8:35 am (#2002 of 2936)
When you think it's weird that you have HP dreams two night in a row..
In the latest episde of Jess's Head, I have to go wrangle some animals that have escaped from the zoo with three other people, including Professor Snape. Since one of the animals was a dangerous tiger, I insisted everyone carry tranquilizer dart rifles. Snape protested, but I reminded him that if that tiger came charging he couldn't whip out his wand in front of everyone; so he grudgingly took the rifle. Sure enough, the tiger came charging. I was aiming as the tiger circled the group and I felt a sharp pinch in my back. Snape shot me with a tranquilizer dart! I passed out and then revived by paramedics. My group (including Snape) was gone.
Liz Mann - Jun 15, 2004 9:01 am (#2003 of 2936)
That dream was funny, Diagon Nilly!
...when, to celebrate your eighteenth birthday (the age at which you're legally an adult in Britain), you're going to have a Harry Potter cake and go to Warwick castle to see where they filmed the flying lesson scene, instead of getting blind drunk like you're supposed to do on your eighteenth.
...when you've just realised you've been spending most of your time on here lately.
Padfoot - Jun 15, 2004 9:19 am (#2004 of 2936)
Lucky Liz and azi. I never had HP related exams. That would have made it so much more bearable.
No HP dreams. I thought that having seen the movie again, I would be sure to have one. Unfortunately not.
Liz Mann - Jun 15, 2004 11:54 am (#2005 of 2936)
Maybe you did but you just can't remember it.
Acceber - Jun 15, 2004 12:24 pm (#2006 of 2936)
...when you put your newly acclaimed PA Gathering shirt on right after you opened the package.
...when you're wearing it proudly now and love it!
...when your sister made an amazed expression this morning at breakfast and your first thought was it looked exactly like the eek smiley ().
...when your PoA ticket stubs are sitting proudly atop your bulletin board.
...when you were in Border's last night and the first thing you do is go to the DVD section and see if they have the CoS one, which you don't have. They did, but unfortunately it cost more than I had left on my gift certificate, so I didn't get it. After that, I went into the books section to see their very good Harry book display. Since I went last, they have added:
the collector's edition of CoS
a JKR biography
the British version of some books, but not all
three reference books
After browsing for a bit, my dad came up to me and said, "You're reading Harry Potter!?! Why can't you just do that at home?" I said, "There are some here I don't have."
...when you are browsing through People, you look at movie ratings and are disgusted that the critics gave PoA 3 out of 4 stars, but they gave Shrek2 all 4!
Hermionefan(#1) - Jun 15, 2004 1:09 pm (#2007 of 2936)
... when, even though you were dissapointed in PoA, you are mad that Shrek2 got more stars than PoA.
Padfoot - Jun 15, 2004 1:11 pm (#2008 of 2936)
I'll say what the rest of you are thinking. Somebody needs to sort out their priorities!
Star Crossed - Jun 15, 2004 2:35 pm (#2009 of 2936)
Grrr! They are most def. not fans! I think we should start a petition and make them add that fourth star.
freshwater - Jun 15, 2004 7:08 pm (#2010 of 2936)
In post 1984 Fawkes Forever related an HP dream she'd had, including....Then Ginny asked if she could have a word... 'cus there was something she needed to tell me... & she then told me that she was a healer... but that it was a secret...
Have you read the fanfic "After the End" on the Sugar Quill website? It's THE BEST fanfic I've found, and one of the central themes is Ginny learning that she is a healer.
Star Crossed - Jun 15, 2004 8:05 pm (#2011 of 2936)
Anyone who hasn't read that fanfic should. It really convinced me Ginny is a Healer.
Lady Nagini - Jun 15, 2004 8:09 pm (#2012 of 2936)
It's good. It took me a week to get through (it's LONG!), but it was worth it. And ugh, the problem with good fanfic is that you start to forget what's real and what's not.
Or is that just me?
Star Crossed - Jun 15, 2004 8:12 pm (#2013 of 2936)
No, I'm almost forgetting what's canon and what's not. I'm ashamed of it, but it's true.
Marie E. - Jun 15, 2004 8:49 pm (#2014 of 2936)
...when you are excited about buying your first HP Lego set (Sirius' escape) and then get mad and frustrated when the silly thing won't stay together.
The Great Abbycadabra - Jun 16, 2004 1:23 am (#2015 of 2936)
Use superglue, Marie!
. . .when you are highly amused that you got Lockhart, Voldie, and Griphhook action figures for your twentieth birthday.
. . .when you are highly amused that you also got a Pumpkin Juice kit. It says "Best before 12/31/03." Hmm.
Fawkes Forever - Jun 16, 2004 3:13 am (#2016 of 2936)
Freshwater.... thats it... d'oh.... I did read that fan fic ages ago.... but forgot... hee hee... so thats probably were I got the idea came from.... hee hee. And I thought I was channeling JK's thoughts in my subconcious mind... LOL
'Tis a great read if I remember correctly & took me ages to get through.... The Sugar Quill has some great stories.
.... when you'd love a Lockhart action figure for your birthday
The Grey Lady - Jun 16, 2004 10:41 am (#2017 of 2936)
Griphook action figures? With...vault-opening action?
...when you dream'd of HP again last night. I was re-reading the 5th book and I keep finding these creepy hints and clues I missed the first time...wish I could remember them, they seem'd important.
Julia. - Jun 16, 2004 12:28 pm (#2018 of 2936)
Ummmmmm After the End. Great fic that one. I'm rereading it now, just can't get enough
...When you are uber excited because the symphony in your town is giving a concert tonight of...music from the first two Harry Potter movies!!!!!
...When you are planning on wearing your Gryffindor uniform to said concert, sweater included, even though it's 80 degrees out side!
Acceber - Jun 16, 2004 1:02 pm (#2019 of 2936)
...when you finished After the End last Sunday, and even though it took you weeks to get through (I was reading it while doing three projects) it was worth it. I'm going to read it again during the summer.
...when a friend in Chinese is reading GoF and you look over at her to see where she is in it. You wish you could tell by the layout of the text on the page where she is in it, but you can't. You wait for her to finish the chapter and see the next one is The Unforgivable Curses by the picture, so you know the one she just finished is Mad-Eye Moody .
Chris. - Jun 16, 2004 2:04 pm (#2020 of 2936)
Could someone post me a link to the fanfic After The End you mentioned in a post a few posts ago. Just wondering, is it an H/G 'ship?
Lady Nagini - Jun 16, 2004 3:23 pm (#2021 of 2936)
Edited by Jun 16, 2004 3:24 pm
After the End
There you are, Prongs. Enjoy!
Oh, and yes, it is an H/G ship, along with a R/Hr ship.
freshwater - Jun 16, 2004 5:38 pm (#2022 of 2936)
Just to add on to the After the End conversation: I joined the yahoo group for discussion of that story, and as June,2004 is the anniversary of the completion of that fic, some of the fans are trying to put together an audio-book version. It's just in the beginning stages, so I don't know what the cost for a CD (or 2?) might be...stay tuned.
Edit: Julia, a sweater in 80 degree temps...you ARE obsessed! Congratulations!
Julia. - Jun 16, 2004 7:20 pm (#2023 of 2936)
Thanks Freshwater! One girl asked me why I was wearing a costume, I said "What costume? This is my uniform, I wear it every day at Hogwarts." She smilled a lot, but I don't think she believed me. And the weather wasn't that bad, it cooled down a lot once it got dark, and I was rather comfortable.
...When you win a free copy of PoA for knowing that Madam Pomfry is the school nurse at Hogwarts.
...When you actually studied (I looked up the names of all the members of the Advanced Guard, and things of the like) and were prepared for much harder questions.
...When you were sorely dissapointed when there were no harder questions.
The Great Abbycadabra - Jun 17, 2004 12:30 am (#2024 of 2936)
. . .when you are sad that Griphook doesn't seem to have vault opening action. He comes with a wheelbarrow full of jewels and a container of slime, heehee.
. . .when you wish you could go to that concert. I really need to learn to Apparate. That would really solve a lot of problems.
Chris. - Jun 17, 2004 6:08 am (#2025 of 2936)
Thanks, Lady Nagini for the link!
Hermionefan(#1) - Jun 17, 2004 11:46 am (#2026 of 2936)
... when, after watching "Around the World in 80 days", you sneak into the theatre next door with your mom and little sister to watch PoA... we only got to see about seven minutes of it, though. My mom said we had to go because my dad and little brother were waiting for us. It was the part where Harry was walking with Lupin through the woods and asking for Dementor-fighting lessons. Makes me want to see it again. Oh yeah, we also saw the bit where Gred & Forge present the Marauders Map to Harry. I had missed it earlier... but I saw how they spelled Moony Mo-o-o-n-e-y. Grr.
The Grey Lady - Jun 17, 2004 12:15 pm (#2027 of 2936)
...when your sister is going to London this summer and 1) you're unbelievable jealous, 2) you've made her promise to visit Kings Cross and look for the Leaky Cauldron, 3) you saw her holding 5 pounds and exclaim "Hey, that's worth one galleon!
Acceber - Jun 17, 2004 1:36 pm (#2028 of 2936)
...when you're reading a column in your school newspaper that mentions Trelawney (I forget the exact quote, and I'm too lazy to go look), and the first thing you notice is that it's spelled wrong-Trelawny-they forgot the "e." The sad part is, they have at least one copy of PoA in the library where the paper is written, so they could have easily looked for the right spelling any time.
...when one of the teachers is wearing a black headband and your first thought is, "That's just like Umbridge." She even kind of looked like a toad...
...when you and your friend are walking home, she mentions she might see PoA for the first time tomorrow, then when you ask her if she wants to hear you rant about it again, she says no and you are thoroughly disappointed.
Liz Mann - Jun 17, 2004 1:48 pm (#2029 of 2936)
...when your mum tells you about an interview with a tennis player in which he was asked if he got his tennis racket in the same place Harry Potter got his wand, and you say, "No, because Ollivanders doesn't sell tennis rackets."
Padfoot - Jun 17, 2004 1:55 pm (#2030 of 2936)
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Why would someone ask a tennis player that weird question? How odd. Obviously they are not an HP fan!
Julia. - Jun 17, 2004 3:43 pm (#2031 of 2936)
Liz, I'm almost affraid to ask, but how did the tennis player answer this quesstion?
Liz Mann - Jun 17, 2004 3:45 pm (#2032 of 2936)
I think he just laughed.
The Grey Lady - Jun 17, 2004 5:33 pm (#2033 of 2936)
...when you're checking the mail, notice a letter in a red envelope, and say "Oh no, thats a Howler!"
freshwater - Jun 17, 2004 5:59 pm (#2034 of 2936)
...when you hear yourself using the word 'reckon' instead of 'guess', and you're not British!
Padfoot - Jun 18, 2004 9:09 am (#2035 of 2936)
I always say "reckon", thought that was a Texasism actually.
scully jones - Jun 18, 2004 3:44 pm (#2036 of 2936)
...When someone on TV, talking about golf says Birdie Putts and you think they said Bertie Botts.
Marie E. - Jun 19, 2004 12:17 am (#2037 of 2936)
...when you find yourself thinking "locomotor boxes" while carrying boxes in and out of the truck.
draco all the way - Jun 19, 2004 6:22 am (#2038 of 2936)
...when you completely tune out your chemistry teacher when you suddenly spot a paragraph in your book on the philosopher's stone.
...when you know the first thing you'll do when you get home is post it on the forum
...when you are completely clueless as to what to do for homework in chemistry because of your previous preoccupation
...when you find yourself drifting back to the philosopher's stone page while doing your homework
...when you realise that you've grown suddenly very fond of your chemistry book which you had previously labelled as 'icky'.
(by the way they really did give alot of info on the philosopher's stone. Nothing new, mind you, but still alot considering the syllabus. Sadly, there was no mention of Nicholas Flamel.)
Liz Mann - Jun 19, 2004 7:43 am (#2039 of 2936)
...when you think it's a scandal that Flamel wasn't in Draco's text book. How can they talk about the Philosopher's Stone and not mention Flamel?
...when every time you see the cardboard sign post with the holographic picture of Sirius you wish they'd put it somewhere where it would be easier to steal. (My friend wants to steal the carboard display for Shrek 2, which is even bigger. )
...when you want to steal it even though you don't have anywhere to put it.
Liz Mann - Jun 19, 2004 4:13 pm (#2040 of 2936)
...when you've spend a large part of the last two days making the ultimate quiz for book one. I'm going to be using it as a topic on the vote thread when we're done with the Dumbledore one.
azi - Jun 20, 2004 6:46 am (#2041 of 2936)
Yey! I had another HP dream. Unfortunately the details have been forgetten but basically we had been to Holy Island in Northumbria and we were in the car going back to mainland when the tide came in on us and we had to phone the coastguards to rescue us. I remember thinking, 'Why aren't we using magic to rescue ourselves?' Something else happened but I forget.
...When you name all your teams on Worms Armageddon after Harry Potterness. I have; Hogwarts (DD, MM, Flitwick and Sprout), Marauders (technically wrong I know but Prongs, Padfoot, Moony and Lily), Deatheaters (Voldemort, Malfoy, Avery, Nott), Ministry (Fudge, Umbridge, Percy Weasley, Ludo Bagman) and Aurors (Kingsley, Tonks, Williamson, Mad-eye Moody). Phew, thats a lot of teams!
Marie E. - Jun 20, 2004 10:21 am (#2042 of 2936)
Does having a dream with Lexicon members count? I've never had a HP dream. *pout*
Liz Mann - Jun 20, 2004 11:00 am (#2043 of 2936)
Yes, it does. This is the You Know You're A Harry Potter/Lexicon Fan When thread after all.
Mare - Jun 20, 2004 3:09 pm (#2044 of 2936)
Does having a dream with Lexicon members count?
I had one a few days ago wich had Denise P in it. Now I can't remember much about it, but I do know that Denise planted a field full of cauliflowers and right next to it people where street car racing...
Julia. - Jun 20, 2004 3:20 pm (#2045 of 2936)
Denise planted a field full of cauliflowers and right next to it people where street car racing...
Wow, that is quite possibly the weirdest thing I've heard all day, although last week an old English teacher of mine did have a dream about my feet...
Marie E. - Jun 20, 2004 3:29 pm (#2046 of 2936)
Here's weird, Brandon worked at my daycare center. I can't even fathom it. Then for some reason Judi Dench was at my house. I probably shouldn't stay up until 3:00am anymore.
Liz Mann - Jun 20, 2004 3:48 pm (#2047 of 2936)
...although last week an old English teacher of mine did have a dream about my feet...
*raises eyebrow* What about your feet?
What annoys me most about my dreams is that often I can't remember them, or at least properly. I have a sneaking suspision I had one that involved HP last night but I can't remember it!
...when you were going to go to Warwick castle to see where they filmed the flying lesson scene on your birthday, but have changed your mind due to unpredicable weather, and are now going to go to Harrods for lunch and then see PoA again!
Julia. - Jun 20, 2004 4:23 pm (#2048 of 2936)
Something about me having a petticure, and showing it off to her, even though she wan't really interested. Strange dream. I agree with you Liz about not remembering dreams peoperly, I could swear that a few nights ago I had a dream involving Alan Rickman, and then shortly thereafter I had a dream involving Gina, but I can't remember either of them! Grrrr!
Mare - Jun 20, 2004 6:00 pm (#2049 of 2936)
Well I'm happy to know I'm not the only one dreaming about people that I never met before except via the internet.
Dare I say it: We're geeks!! Gnagnagna
Marie E. - Jun 20, 2004 9:12 pm (#2050 of 2936)
Hey, I've been to Warwick castle. Did they really film the flying lesson there? How cool. I was there in 1989 and they were doing a lot of restorations. I can remember getting my picture taken with a peacock. Odd, the things you remember....
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Fawkes Forever - Jun 21, 2004 7:51 am (#2051 of 2936)
You see a car on your way to work (a porche no less) with the letters OOP in the reg plate ... & you think, hmmm, I wonder does Dumbledore use that car for Order business....
Your next thought it to laugh at yourself (a lot) & then you think that you must post it on this thread
When you have let another HP dream over the weekend... where you read book 6 & find out that JK has decided on a H/H ship... so you come unto the forum to say... whoops I was wrong & felt bad about it.... LOL
When you have another HP dream last night where you where arguing with Ron & Harry, but thats all you remember.
When you realise that you need to get out more ... lol
Padfoot - Jun 21, 2004 9:01 am (#2052 of 2936)
I must not be a good HP fan. I still have not had any dreams (I can remember) about either the forum or the HP world.
Fawkes Forever - Jun 21, 2004 9:11 am (#2053 of 2936)
Padfoot, that means you are still sane (to an extent) I don't think you want to have all these mad dreams Perhaps the rest of us are a little (ahem) too obessed ....
Padfoot - Jun 21, 2004 10:24 am (#2054 of 2936)
I am still sane? Tell that to my family and friends who I bore talking about HP. I don't think they would believe you.
Liz Mann - Jun 21, 2004 11:07 am (#2055 of 2936)
I don't have Harry Potter dreams nearly as much as I would like. Though I'm sure I have more than I can remember.
I had my Media Studies exam today - two papers!
YKYAHPF when you are pleased when one of the texts you have to write about mentions Hogwarts.
...when you manage to work in a quote from OotP. (Though I'm worried I might get marked down for that now. )
The Grey Lady - Jun 21, 2004 11:57 am (#2056 of 2936)
...you bought a Griyffindor shirt for your dad on Father's Day.
...You're planning to get a summer job so you can buy that Muggle hat you saw in the mall.
azi - Jun 21, 2004 12:20 pm (#2057 of 2936)
Liz, you had another paper that was Harry Potter related? I think the chief examiners must be HP fanatics. Or short of anything else to write about.
Liz Mann - Jun 21, 2004 12:30 pm (#2058 of 2936)
The media one only mentioned Hogwarts briefly. It was actually a magazine article about a British programme called Fame Academy. The article described the house in it as being a mix between Hogwarts and a Scooby Doo haunted house.
Hermionefan(#1) - Jun 21, 2004 5:33 pm (#2059 of 2936)
... when anything related to Harry Potter can make you stop walking and staring. The other day at this restaurant there was a Sorcerer's Stone movie poster on the wall. I stopped walking and I kept staring at it, and my mom tried pushing me towards the table, but I didn't move.
... when at a different restaurant you hear one of the waiters say "Harry Potter" and you spin around in your seat and try to catch the rest of the conversation. Unfortunately I didn't hear anything else. Wonder what they were talking about.
Star Crossed - Jun 21, 2004 5:50 pm (#2060 of 2936)
...when you silently bid for a Harry Potter poster at your theatre. It only says 'Harry Potter'. Doesn't say what movie. It'll probably be SS, but a girl can hope, aye? Wish me all the best of luck. I only put down five dollars, but if I do get it, it will be my mother's money, not mine. Else I would have put in a lot more.
Hermionefan(#1) - Jun 22, 2004 12:52 pm (#2061 of 2936)
Good luck, Star Crossed! Hope you get whatever poster it is. Except I'll probably be jealous of you if you win.
tracie1976 - Jun 22, 2004 5:13 pm (#2062 of 2936)
....when you are trying to kill a wasp in your house and you are calling it a snitch because you're finding it hard to keep an eye on it to see where it lands.
The Grey Lady - Jun 22, 2004 6:25 pm (#2063 of 2936)
...the Harry Potter soundtrack, any Harry Potter soundtrack, never fails to send you into transports of delight.
Eponine - Jun 22, 2004 7:59 pm (#2064 of 2936)
When you are watching a decorating show on television and notice PS/SS and CoS on someone's shelves and get excited about it. Then you get quite indignant that they don't have all of the books.
The Great Abbycadabra - Jun 23, 2004 12:36 am (#2065 of 2936)
Eponine, that exact thing has happened to me before! I've also considered buying a bookshelf because the picture of the shelf had copies of P/SS and COS!
Liz Mann - Jun 23, 2004 12:37 pm (#2066 of 2936)
...when you hear that a Harry Potter fan has died and you put a message up on your website about it.
By the way, can you see the message? Because I can't. It's in red.
Padfoot - Jun 23, 2004 12:44 pm (#2067 of 2936)
I see the message Liz and it's in red. Still easy to read.
Liz Mann - Jun 23, 2004 12:56 pm (#2068 of 2936)
Star Crossed - Jun 23, 2004 3:44 pm (#2069 of 2936)
...when you bought a Harry Potter watch for nine dollars, despite the fact you hate watches.
...when you bough Harry Potter cards, despite the fact you will never play with them. Just look.
...when you WOULD HAVE bought a (Get ready for this great deal) hardcover copy of OP for seven dollars, just because it was so cheap. However, I didn't, because this was all my parents' money. Gah. I need my own spending money...
The Grey Lady - Jun 23, 2004 6:40 pm (#2070 of 2936)
Yet another word assiociation:
...when, walking past a store window, you read the letters 'regul-' and immediatly think 'Regulus Black!' before finishing the word. (It was 'regular')
Liz Mann - Jun 24, 2004 10:11 am (#2071 of 2936)
...when you are thrilled because you had another Harry Potter dream last night!
It's starting to slip out of my head now. Erm... it started off as something un-related to HP about a cinema. Then I was walking down a kind of corridor with windows overlooking a railway track, I think. Harry was there. I think he was trying to find out about a station that doesn't appear on the map or something. He had a piece of paper with a list of station names and some pictures, I think. Then a woman came up, who I think was supposed to be a Professor (and I was wondering if she was the DADA teacher from book six, though I also think this was supposed to be the GoF movie and I was thinking how different it was from the book). He told her about it and she gave him a ticket to get to this station. Then he started talking about the piece of paper and what was strange about it. Then the woman went away and Harry went back down the corridor the way he'd come (and me with him). We went into a room with long tables. Then I think I was Harry, something happened that I can't remember involving the bag I take with me to college () and then I sat down at one of the tables to eat. Ron came and sat next to me and started stuffing himself. Then I think I woke up.
Hermionefan(#1) - Jun 24, 2004 2:15 pm (#2072 of 2936)
... when you have another HP dream and are extremely dissapointed that you didn't remember it. . I think it was really really short though.
... when you are excited because your American magazine has Daniel Radcliffe's address.
Star Crossed - Jun 24, 2004 3:01 pm (#2073 of 2936)
...when you are so thrilled that you're getting Daniel and Rupert's real autographs soon!
Padfoot - Jun 24, 2004 3:22 pm (#2074 of 2936)
Real autographs? You must have some good connections, or are really lucky!
Star Crossed - Jun 24, 2004 3:58 pm (#2075 of 2936)
Very, very good connections. My friend's friend invited my friend to go with her to meet Daniel and Rupert (I think she won a contest or something), but she said no, because it was two in the morning. But her friend got her two sets of autographs. One for her, and one for her boyfriend. Since her boyfriend doesn't like HP, she immediately thought of me. Yay!
Hermionefan(#1) - Jun 25, 2004 8:29 am (#2076 of 2936)
Congratulations, Star Crossed! I am so jealous of you!
Padfoot - Jun 25, 2004 10:21 am (#2077 of 2936)
My friend's friend invited my friend to go with her to meet Daniel and Rupert (I think she won a contest or something), but she said no, because it was two in the morning.
Is she crazy? Who cares what times it is? That is a once in a lifetime opportunity to go meet Harry and Ron! *shakes head in disbelief* That is so cool you get their autographs. YOU will appreciate them at least.
The Grey Lady - Jun 25, 2004 12:01 pm (#2078 of 2936)
:nods: We don't want a pair of -those- autographs in the wrong hands, anyway.
I'm insanely jealous of you, Star Crossed.
EDIT: But I remembered a dream I had last night! I was reading the 5th book, again. Interestingly enough, it was word-for-word in my dream as in the real book (I checked after I woke up)...so I guess I've got it pretty well memorized. The only difference was it said 'water boars' instead of 'winged boars' and I don't know why. I also remember thinking I'd have to post that here.
Ah, when you can read HP even while you sleep.
Star Crossed - Jun 25, 2004 1:16 pm (#2079 of 2936)
Edited by Jun 25, 2004 1:17 pm
Congratulations, Grey Lady. You have hit an all time high for obsession.
I had a HP dream last night where I was hanging out with Parvati Patil and Neville called and asked her out. o.0 I like your dream better...
Liz Mann - Jun 25, 2004 2:06 pm (#2080 of 2936)
Star Crossed, that is si ciik!
...when you have had ANOTHER Harry Potter dream! It's a funny thing, I can go for ages with not one and then I always get at least two one after the other. Not that I'm complaining or anything. Can't remember much about this one, though. Just that Harry was trying to solve some kind of mystery at my old school.
...when your favourite 18th birthday presents are the Lego Knight Bus (which is now set up) and the complete set of Spanish Harry Potter books your dad brought you from Tenerife (even though you can't read them). I was especially pleased about the latter because I only asked for the first one.
The Grey Lady - Jun 25, 2004 7:42 pm (#2081 of 2936)
You know we're all Harry Potter/Lexicon fans when 11 members have had a combined sum of 27 HP/Lexicon related dreams this month. And you counted them all.
If you're interested: Star Crossed had the most (me in second, darn). Liz Mann's were the most detailed with the most characters. Most of the dreams (by a landslide) were reported on the 14th.
Star Crossed - Jun 25, 2004 7:46 pm (#2082 of 2936)
YES! I finally have win something! Do I get a reward?
freshwater - Jun 25, 2004 7:54 pm (#2083 of 2936)
Star Crossed, I think your reward is having had the most HP dreams! ** big grin**
The Grey Lady - Jun 25, 2004 8:16 pm (#2084 of 2936)
Hey, it's only the 25th. If we fit in 3 more dreams, that'll average out 1 dream/per night.
Eponine - Jun 25, 2004 10:38 pm (#2085 of 2936)
I went to Alaska recently to visit my best friend, and I bought a sticker with AK on it. I was unpacking my bags, and saw it, and thought to myself "Why in the world did I buy an Avada Kedavra sticker?" before I realized it stook for Alaska.
The Great Abbycadabra - Jun 25, 2004 11:58 pm (#2086 of 2936)
Ooh--*waves hand in air*--I had a HP dream!!! My mom, brother, and I were wandering around in a swampy area. I don't know where my dad was (waiting in the car? ) and I don't know where it was exactly, but in my dream I was under the assumption that I was in Florida. It was really very creepy. It was gloomy and all the trees and such looked rather dead. Now that I think about it, it reminds me of the opening credits of Tales from the Darkside. Anywho, we were just wandering around, and I was carrying a slice of pizza. Heehee, when you're hungry, you're hungry! Well, we were climbing over a dead tree that had fallen, blocking the path. And standing on the other side of the tree was a pretty icky looking Dementor. It was just standing there. Chillin', I suppose. I kept thinking to myself, Just ignore it and it'll leave us alone. Unfortunately, around this time, I heard a loud sound which woke me up. My Van Gogh poster fell off the wall, for goodness sakes. I'm somewhat intrigued by what would have happened had I stayed asleep.
Liz Mann - Jun 26, 2004 6:25 am (#2087 of 2936)
Star Crossed - Jun 26, 2004 8:25 pm (#2088 of 2936)
Better than mine. I've been reading After the End for the second time, recently, and without ruining the fanfic, Ginny helps a certain 'animal' and Harry gets mad. Well, Ginny was out doing her work, and Harry was drafting a letter about it to the Ministry of Magic or pedestrians, or something. It looked like all those paintings of (Thank you, Julia!) Thomas Jefferson drafting the Declaration of Independence. Hard at work, quill over the parchment, and by candlelight. Then I woke up randomly. Sadly, not by a poster.
freshwater - Jun 27, 2004 8:31 pm (#2089 of 2936)
Abby, I'll bet the Dementor would have gone for your pizza! LOL
Ozymandias - Jun 27, 2004 9:05 pm (#2090 of 2936)
...when you name your cactus Neville.
...when you are angry at yourself that you've had the cactus for months, and are just now getting around to posting it.
The Great Abbycadabra - Jun 28, 2004 12:57 am (#2091 of 2936)
Oh, maybe that's why he was there. It's all about the pizza!
Fawkes Forever - Jun 28, 2004 5:23 am (#2092 of 2936)
LOL, I had a HP dream over the weekend too..... I was watching GoF in the cinema & was getting annoyed that they had Hugh Grant acting the part of Dobby... mental huh? Then I was actually in HP world, wondering about Hogwarts corridors... not the movie Hogwarts, but the one from my imagination... though not unsimilar to movie Hogwarts.
Then I was at the Burrow, but I was now Hermione & I was having a blazing arguement with Ron & Harry.. (Harry & Ron from my imagination too.. not the movie ones) I don't know what we where arguing about, but then Harry disapeared & I was screaming at Ron about something ... thats when I woke up thinking.... 'what on earth was all that about'? That & 'I really shouldn't read HP before I go to sleep'
Chris. - Jun 28, 2004 6:15 am (#2093 of 2936)
I met a relative from Australia whose nickname was Winky and then after I met her, I realized! I was a bit disappointed but I did meet someone with a HP name!
HP Dream HP Dream! I was at school and suddenly I got chased by Hannabil Lector out of the classroom. Harry, Ron and Hermione were waiting in the corridor with the Invisibility Cloak. I waited under it and watched Lector go by us. Then Harry told me they were on a mission to take me to Hogwarts and enroll me there. Harry gave me this Firebolt 6000 and then alas, the dream ended because my big (and annoying ) brother woke me up!
When you need a pet or ANYTHING to call a HP name.
Eponine - Jun 28, 2004 6:23 am (#2094 of 2936)
I named my car Hermione about a year or so ago.
Star Crossed - Jun 28, 2004 6:39 pm (#2095 of 2936)
Wow. Lots to post.
I GOT MY AUTOGRAPHS! It even has Emma in it! I love it all. I love Daniel's. He wrote Harry in parentheses and the H ended in a little lightening bolt. Next time I go to the mall, I'm going to buy lamenation stuff.
...when you wanted to cry because your friend who got you the autographs tried to get you onto the GoF set as an extra for your birthday, but it didn't work out. We are first runners-up though, so if for some reason the winners can't go, we'll be there. I'm not getting my hopes up though.
...when you think everyone who helped with the Lexicon deserves a big ol' hug.
...when you want to smack yourself because you know you have more, but you just can't think of it. *le sigh*
Liz Mann - Jun 29, 2004 5:24 am (#2096 of 2936)
Hope the winners get ill or something, Star Crossed. Ok, I know that's not nice, but I would love to hear about what it's like. Oh yeah, that reminds me! I still haven't applied to be an extra! I've decided to go for it. The only reason I was hesitating was in case I needed to go in on an exam day. But since they're delaying the filming for the kids because they have exams too, and mine are over now, it's not a problem anymore. I just have to get a picture taken and a letter sent off. Wish me luck!
Fawkes Forever - Jun 29, 2004 6:34 am (#2097 of 2936)
Woohoo Liz... go for it .. & good luck Great news that your exams are over now too
Mare - Jun 29, 2004 8:06 am (#2098 of 2936)
Well Liz, you can always tell them you were a long time visitor of the lexicon, long time member of it's forum, before JKR nominated the site.
You can tell them you are the creator of one of the most difficult HP tests in fandom and that you know exactly how much housepoints all the houses had at end of year or what kind of handkerchiefs Hagrid has. (But off course you understand a movie is an interpretation and you won't whine about every little detail that has been changed)
And if they need your HP recemendations, you can give them a box full from HP fans all over the globe.
What I want to say is off course: good luck!
Star Crossed - Jun 29, 2004 3:14 pm (#2099 of 2936)
You know you have loyal friends when oen of them wishes another person ill on your behalf.
Good luck to you though!
Liz Mann - Jun 29, 2004 4:11 pm (#2100 of 2936)
...when you actually care about that.
...when you can't stand to read anyone bad-mouthing one of the HP books. (I was just reading someone's comments on the new title in their LiveJournal, and she started going on about how disappointed she was with OotP and how she hated the new characters and it wasn't well-written. And if anybody here agrees, it's probably not the best time to say so. )
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Eponine - Jun 29, 2004 4:38 pm (#2101 of 2936)
Liz Mann, I know what you mean. Today, I told my employer that the title for book 6 had been released (she has read the first 5 books) and when I told her what it was, she got this look on her face like "What a ridiculously stupid title" and said, "Maybe she should have stopped with the fifth book." Seeing as how she is the one who pays me, I kept my mouth shut, but I was appalled at how anyone could think that. Especially since she's read them. Some people are just nuts.
Ozymandias - Jun 30, 2004 1:26 am (#2102 of 2936)
Oh, I have the same problem! I wanted to throw OoP at a girl in my astronomy lab who said it was boring and she fell asleep reading it. Then I realized that if I threw it I might not get it back and I couldn't read it anymore.
Padfoot - Jun 30, 2004 6:26 pm (#2103 of 2936)
Hi all. I am on vacation but had two YKYAHPLF to add. First, in the motel I stayed at two nights ago, they had an assortment of books available to borrow. They had SS and I had to smile. I wasn't expecting that at all. Second, I am at my mom's aunt's cabin and she has all five HP books here! (Her grandchildren read them I guess) So I had to mention it.
No HP dreams as of yet. Still hoping.
I do not have anything (pets, plants, cars...) named after HP. However, I do have a ferret named George (total coincidence, but ties in nicely with George Weasley). And I do have another ferret named Emma (Emma Watson?). So that's close enough. I should name my fish some HP names.
The Great Abbycadabra - Jul 1, 2004 12:29 am (#2104 of 2936)
Okay, I have officially named my right shoe Fred and my left shoe George.
Aly, I hope that the winners can't make it somehow. I'm not mean like Liz. I don't wish them ill. I just hope they get a flat tire and can't get there on time. Just kidding, Liz, I'm very excited for you by the way. Don't forget to tell us where you are in the movie so we can look out for you. You know, you could hold up a sign that says "Hi, Abby!" or something. We'd be sure to spot you then. Good luck to you both!
Liz Mann - Jul 1, 2004 4:39 am (#2105 of 2936)
I don't know if I will be. They probably get hundreds of applications.
A new HP dream!! Unfortunately I can't remember it properly. Just that I was watching an except from the GoF movie and I think it was supposed to be really emotional and dramatic. But I can't remember what exactly happened in it now.
Liz Mann - Jul 1, 2004 9:22 am (#2106 of 2936)
...when you start reading a book that you like so far and feel like you're betraying HP.
Dumbledore - Jul 1, 2004 12:34 pm (#2107 of 2936)
...when you have a strange dream last night involving JKR at my school signing books. The farther I got to her in the line, however, the more people cut in front of me! I was so disgruntled, that I forgot all the questions I had to ask her and even lost my copy of Order of the Phoenix! (I woke up from this dream in a cold sweat)
azi - Jul 1, 2004 12:54 pm (#2108 of 2936)
Thats the downside of HP dreams, Dumbledore! They often turn into nightmares! Anywho...
...when you almost faint with shock when a close friend of yours tells you they got exactly halfway through OoP and stopped reading it over a year ago! They STILL don't know who died!
...When you have great trouble in not spoiling the fun for them because they deserve the disappointment!
koala marpusial - Jul 1, 2004 4:33 pm (#2109 of 2936)
YKYALFW you like marpusials and you post on an HP forum! truly an odd combo!
Padfoot - Jul 1, 2004 4:50 pm (#2110 of 2936)
...When you realize you have an Aunt Ginny and you wish she had red hair.
Star Crossed - Jul 1, 2004 7:31 pm (#2111 of 2936)
...when watching The Little Rascals, you think about HP, because the kids who played Alfafa could have been a young HP!
freshwater - Jul 1, 2004 7:34 pm (#2112 of 2936)
....when you get a mail-order catalog for birthday party themes/supplies, and are absurdly delighted and proud that the HP/PoA items were featured on the cover.
Julia. - Jul 1, 2004 9:36 pm (#2113 of 2936)
...When you think your first Abbyfetty is a cause for celebration.
...When you can think of several reasons to throw a party and all of them, save two, are Harry Potter related.
...When your first reaction to Bernie Williams (a member of the New York Yankees) striking out with the bases loaded is "Bernie Williams I will hex you into next week!"
Eponine - Jul 2, 2004 3:38 pm (#2114 of 2936)
When you're at a discount home store and you see Harry Potter sheets, and want them desperately despite the fact that you are 1. 25 years old, 2. do not own a twin bed, 3. have no children to buy them for.
I was watching Clue (funniest movie ever) and the character Professor Plum works for the United Nations Organization in a division called World Health Organization. So he works for UNOWHO! Even though I've seen this movie at least 40 times, I thought, "Oh no, he's working for Voldemort!"
Plus theres another quote from this movie that I always thought applied to Voldie as well. Professor Plum asks Mrs. Peacock "What are you afraid of, a fate worse than death?" and she responds, "No, just death, isn't that enough?" Seems like a LV attitude to me.
Hermionefan(#1) - Jul 2, 2004 4:02 pm (#2115 of 2936)
... when you think that you are going to be deprived of the Forum for two days because you're in Laredo and when your dad says that you can use Internet on his Palm Pilot, you immediately go to the Forum. This is SO cool! But I can't type nearly as fast as I can on a normal computer. Still, better than no Forum at all!
Dragonesss - Jul 2, 2004 4:48 pm (#2116 of 2936)
...when you start to watch M*A*S*H just because your hubby told you about Col. Potter and now you are hooked.
Denise P. - Jul 2, 2004 6:11 pm (#2117 of 2936)
Eponine, that is one of my favorite movies! Now I will have to go watch it for the HP-ish bits.
My favorite lines:
"Are you trying to make me look stupid in front of the other guests?"
"You don't need any help from me, sir."
Eponine - Jul 2, 2004 7:00 pm (#2118 of 2936)
I'm thrilled that another HP-er loves Clue! I like the "Yep, two corpses, everything's fine." Actually, I love the entire movie. It has some of the best movie quotes ever.
draco all the way - Jul 3, 2004 4:34 am (#2119 of 2936)
...when you fall totally head over heels in love with the Da Vinci Code and then you feel like you are betraying HP
freshwater - Jul 3, 2004 7:08 am (#2120 of 2936)
So he works for UNOWHO! Even though I've seen this movie at least 40 times, I thought, "Oh no, he's working for Voldemort!"
ROTFLMAO!!!! Thanks, Eponine! That really cracked me up!
Liz Mann - Jul 3, 2004 7:48 am (#2121 of 2936)
Hey, Draco, we have something in common! I mean, besides loving HP, of course.
ANOTHER Harry Potter dream last night! I'm on a roll with these! I've never had so many this close together before. Anyway, it had a pre-Hogwarts Harry in it. He had written the opening chapters of PS/SS and there was a group of other people who were teasing him about it and trying to snatch the chapters away from him, and he was saying things along the lines of, "You'll see, it'll be really popular." And he's pointing to adverts for other books and movies and saying that one day they'll be advertising his book and the movie that'll be made of it. Then the dream changed to something non-Potter related where someone fell into a pit, hit some kind of bomb and it exploded.
Eponine - Jul 3, 2004 11:43 am (#2122 of 2936)
I've had a couple of HP dreams, but the only one I remember had Harry and Fudge betting on horse races. Not very exciting.
P.S. Glad to entertain you, Freshwater!
tracie1976 - Jul 3, 2004 12:39 pm (#2123 of 2936)
....when you get a new kitten you consider calling it "Crookshanks"
....when your sister gives you an idea for the name of the kitten, which is Harry, you automatically think of Harry Potter and that your husband wouldn't let you name her that and can imagine the dirty look he will give you.
We ended up naming her Fuzzy, she's a little calico kitten with six toes on each of her front paws. I'll take a pic as soon as she comes out of hiding. She was found in a shed here in the trailer park I live in so she's not to use to people yet.
Dumbledore - Jul 3, 2004 4:56 pm (#2124 of 2936)
...when the first thing you realize about your green folding chair that you use to watch fireworks is that it is the color of Harry's eyes and dress robes.
...when you drink tea at a Chinese restaurant and see the dregs in it the first thing you think of is divination.
...you even go as far with the so-said tea that when you finish drinking it, you swill the dregs around 3 times, counterclockwise with your left hand and try to predict your future.
...you look at the clouds and could swear that you see a lion, badger, eagle, and snake.
freshwater - Jul 3, 2004 7:59 pm (#2125 of 2936)
...when you go see Spiderman 2 and spend half the movie thinking of how they've made the hero endure taunts, harassment, misunderstanding, deprivation and self-doubt, just like in HP. Also, the emphasis seems to be on doing the right thing/making the right choices, for the greater good, even if it does not result in your personal satisfaction.
Star Crossed - Jul 3, 2004 8:31 pm (#2126 of 2936)
...when you're so tired, but you have to read the forum's new posts and you think 'It's a pity Harry couldn't read all this. He would know how he was going to end up.'
Eponine - Jul 4, 2004 8:20 pm (#2127 of 2936)
When you are extraordinarily proud of your husband (not a HP freak, but has read the books) for having a YNYAHPLFW moment. He told me that there's a lady on the news named Rita Something and he always thinks of Rita Skeeter.
Hooray! My evil plan to convert him to total HP fantacism is beginning to work!
Star Crossed - Jul 4, 2004 8:35 pm (#2128 of 2936)
...when your totally converted friend and rifles captain had two different conversations during practice. We were talking about something so normal, but kept comparing it to Harry Potter afterwards. For the life of me though, I can't remember what we were saying. *sigh*
Denise P. - Jul 4, 2004 9:27 pm (#2129 of 2936)
This evening we had some sparklers (for those non-US folks...it is a hand held stick that when lit, little sparkles shoot off the end) for the kids.
I lit the first one and handed it to Iain, who is three. He held it up in the air and yelled "Expecto Patronum!" Then as soon as the other kids had them, we were treated to shouts of "Lumos!" "Flippendo!" "Spongify" and even the dreaded "AK". Iain won though, hands down, with his "Expecto Patronum!"
What great kids!
septentrion - Jul 5, 2004 12:29 am (#2130 of 2936)
...when you see the greek supporters at the euro final moving their hands like Draco and his cronies did at Harry when they taunted him about the dementors and wonder if the Greek aren't Slytherin.
...when you read Lauren's post and wonder why you never made the link between the green chairs you have at work, where you stay so many hours, and Harry's eyes colour.
Liz Mann - Jul 5, 2004 5:08 am (#2131 of 2936)
Denise - we have sparklers in the UK as well, and now, after reading your post, I want some so that I can do the same as your kids.
Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! I think I had ANOTHER dream that briefly involved Harry Potter last night! It started off as something un-HP related in which I think I scared all the customers out of a supermarket or something. Then I went to a different part of the store, trying to hide to avoid being punished for it (even though I didn't do it on purpose, but that doesn't matter in dreams, you always get punished for everything). But someone found me and took me back to the first part of the store and made me wash carpets or something. At that point, I think I was supposed to be Harry.
Not the best I've had, I know. Still, anything even remotely to do with HP is fine by me. You know what, I've had an extrordinary amount of dreams lately.
Actually, with all the dreams coming in from various people I'm starting to think we should have a separate thread for it.
Leila 2X4B - Jul 5, 2004 7:16 am (#2132 of 2936)
... when you read the books and watch the movies so often that your five year old daughter can accurately describe the properties of the Mandrake and says that Gryffindor is her favorite sports team. ... when you SO is talking about something completely unrelated and you find a way to redirect the conversation to Harry. ... when you dream about what you just stayed up to 3 a. m. reading.
DJ Evans - Jul 5, 2004 12:31 pm (#2133 of 2936)
Denise on sparklers: I lit the first one and handed it to Iain, who is three. He held it up in the air and yelled "Expecto Patronum!" Then as soon as the other kids had them, we were treated to shouts of "Lumos!" "Flippendo!" "Spongify" and even the dreaded "AK". Iain won though, hands down, with his "Expecto Patronum!"
Denise, I'm sure you didn't mean to, but I see where you left off what charm you said with your sparkler!!! hee hee
....when you wish you had the money to spend on a countdown counter program for your computer. So you could list all of the release dates for all of the up coming HP stuff coming out, instead of just the one that the freebie allows you!!!
Hermionefan(#1) - Jul 5, 2004 2:50 pm (#2134 of 2936)
Oh, I had a dream! I was watching a movie but I can't remember what it was about but it was nothing Harry Potterish. And then when I was walking out of the theatre, I realized that I had just seen PoA again. Strange.
Denise, you've trained your kids well. Why didn't I think to use my sparklers as wands?!
Denise P. - Jul 5, 2004 4:05 pm (#2135 of 2936)
I didn't do any sparklers myself, I was too busy making sure the kiddies had a supply going. We still have a bunch left though and will probably do up some tonight. Naturally, I will be doing the Patronus charm, I am interesting in seeing what form mine will take
Liz Mann - Jul 5, 2004 4:36 pm (#2136 of 2936)
Are you sure, Denise? That's pretty advanced magic. Lots of fully qualified wizards have trouble with it. But I suppose if a three year old can do it...
Eponine - Jul 5, 2004 6:52 pm (#2137 of 2936)
I got a CoS 2004 calendar today at a clearance sale for 25 cents! I was quite excited about it, even though I won't be able to use half of it.
Liz Mann - Jul 6, 2004 4:03 am (#2138 of 2936)
...when you are determined to have a 'complete' next to one of your fanfics in the fanficton forum.
freshwater - Jul 6, 2004 7:17 am (#2139 of 2936)
....when you have a dream with HP characters!!! Yahoo!!! It was, unfortunately, very short and **grrrr** unfinished: the only part I recall is Harry having a green, Ford Escort stationwagon and offering to give me a ride back to Hogwarts. Then I woke up! *%$#@*&%@
Liz Mann - Jul 6, 2004 9:36 am (#2140 of 2936)
septentrion - Jul 7, 2004 12:51 am (#2141 of 2936)
...when you interrupt your hair drying to check your french version of PoA for the "thoughts about translation" thread
...when you consider you could ask your colleague who's going to the States in August to buy you hardcover copies of the 1st four books.
Neldoreth - Jul 7, 2004 1:14 am (#2142 of 2936)
... when you call your sister who lives 900 kms away just to ask her if she's got her french HP-PoA-Copy , concerning the "thoughts about translation"-thread...
septentrion - Jul 7, 2004 6:42 am (#2143 of 2936)
...when you're pleased to know that your chief's son reads so much because of Harry Potter
Liz Mann - Jul 8, 2004 7:06 am (#2144 of 2936)
...when your internet goes down for a day and you suffer from withdrawal symptoms.
...when you are extremely happy when you check your emails and find that you have 11 emails because 11 people have posted a review to one of your fanfics on Fiction Alley!
Liz Mann - Jul 8, 2004 12:57 pm (#2145 of 2936)
...when you are considering setting up a petiton to make GoF longer, even though there already is one that has gotten huge reponse and yet has failed miserably.
Liz Mann - Jul 8, 2004 4:09 pm (#2146 of 2936)
...when you are thrilled because you're checking your emails every half hour or so and are finding at least one new review for your fic there each time.
...when you post three times in a row on this thread.
Catherine - Jul 8, 2004 4:41 pm (#2147 of 2936)
When you email Kip about awful posts on the HP Lexicon Forum.
When you get a "You have been deleted" email from Kip because you, yourself, have been heinous within 24 hours of your "someone is being heinous post.'' The reason you got KIPPENDOED has nothing absolutely to do with the first offender.
YKYAHPLFW you get sucked in by the Giant Squid.
freshwater - Jul 8, 2004 9:02 pm (#2148 of 2936)
Sorry about the 'language', Liz....I guess I'd figured if they can use it in the Sunday funnies (comics) then it can't be too bad. I will refrain in the future...scout's honor! :-)
Julia. - Jul 8, 2004 10:27 pm (#2149 of 2936)
...When the song "Come and Go With Me" makes you think of the Come and Go Room (you all know what that is )
...When you find it strange that National Talk Like a Pirate Day and Hermione's birthday are on the same day.
Liz Mann - Jul 9, 2004 4:49 am (#2150 of 2936)
Hermione would have to spend her birthday talking like a pirarte.
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tracie1976 - Jul 9, 2004 6:49 am (#2151 of 2936)
....when you buy some Bertie Botts jelly beans, you've got your daughter quoting Ron when Harry is trying them for the first time.
Star Crossed - Jul 9, 2004 9:14 am (#2152 of 2936)
...when you played a game on a computer called 'Lexicon'.
...when you changed the names of the players of said games to Rupert, Daniel, and Emma
...when you saw the name Binns and tried to figure out how Professor Binns' granddaughter could get all the way to your little town in Pennsylvania.
Liz Mann - Jul 9, 2004 10:34 am (#2153 of 2936)
Guys - what do you see when you click on: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] ? An index page or an 'entrance' page?
tracie1976 - Jul 9, 2004 10:41 am (#2154 of 2936)
I see a page with a pic on it that you have to click to get to the next page So yes there is an entrance page.
Liz Mann - Jul 9, 2004 10:43 am (#2155 of 2936)
Great! Thanks, tracie.
tracie1976 - Jul 9, 2004 11:18 am (#2156 of 2936)
You're welcome Liz
Star Crossed - Jul 9, 2004 1:47 pm (#2157 of 2936)
Same for me!
draco all the way - Jul 10, 2004 1:25 am (#2158 of 2936)
...you know your entire class is a bunch of HP fans when they vocalize their displeasure when you bring a non-HP pencil case to school.
Hermionefan(#1) - Jul 10, 2004 11:28 am (#2159 of 2936)
I see an entrance page too.
Star Crossed - Jul 10, 2004 2:42 pm (#2160 of 2936)
...when asked your favourite sport, you say Quidditch.
...when you've developed your own version of Quidditch for muggles.
...when you feel like decking your best friend for loosing said version.
Leila 2X4B - Jul 10, 2004 7:24 pm (#2161 of 2936)
when all of your loved owns threaten to disown you if you say any thing about Harry Potter or "this person, on the Lexicon said".
When you don't even care if they do.
haymoni - Jul 10, 2004 7:51 pm (#2162 of 2936)
When your three year old says "Mummy, have you seen my jumper?" right along with Ginny during COS, with a perfect accent - "jumpah"
Star Crossed - Jul 10, 2004 8:05 pm (#2163 of 2936)
Did you reply that it was on the cat?
...when you try on your band rain jacket thing and comment how you look like a crimson dementor
...when you watch Rugrats All Grown Up and find two HP look alike characters. (Tommy was a dementor with his hoodie thing and this teacher was Trelawney.)
freshwater - Jul 10, 2004 8:32 pm (#2164 of 2936)
...when you are thrilled to see a girl in a great Hogwarts uniform (grey socks, black shoes, grey skirt and 'jumper', Griffindor tie and black robe with Griffindor patch) even though you are at a Renassaince Faire and she looks a bit out of place (or maybe she was REALLY Hermione playing around with her time-turner!).
...when, after watching the girl mentioned above, you are watching other Ren. Faire visitors who are not dressed in period costume and catch yourself thinking, "They must be Muggles."
tracie1976 - Jul 11, 2004 7:13 am (#2165 of 2936)
..when you have a dream that told who the HBP is.
...when you are upset that you can't remember who it was.
Liz Mann - Jul 11, 2004 9:13 am (#2166 of 2936)
Man, that's annoying.
...when you have had yet another HP dream. This one only mentioned it a couple of times in passing though. I saw a castle on top of a hill and mentioned it to mum because it reminded me of Hogwarts, then I saw a symbol that looked like a lightning bolt which also reminded me of Harry, and I think I went to see PoA again. Apart from that, though, it was a completely non-HP dream in which I had a go at mum for eating a tortoise. Even my non-HP dreams are weird.
Star Crossed - Jul 11, 2004 9:37 am (#2167 of 2936)
...when you had a dream about someone from our forum but you can't remember what happened.
...when you had a dream about HP, but you can't remember that one either.
...when you think you should stick your hands in the oven for not remembering.
Liz Mann - Jul 11, 2004 2:18 pm (#2168 of 2936)
Don't do that, Star Crossed, or you won't be able to type messages on here!
Nidhi - Jul 12, 2004 6:20 am (#2169 of 2936)
...when your dad threatens to ground you for life if you don't stop talking about whether you think Sirius would have written a will or not?
...when your friends decide to report you in if you don't stop constantly asking them who they think would the half-blood prince be?
Liz Mann - Jul 12, 2004 10:34 am (#2170 of 2936)
Sigh! People outside the forum just don't understand do they, Nidhi?
...when you go and buy a paperback copy of OotP even though you already have a hardback and will never read it.
...when you are pleased when the person at the counter says that it's a good read.
...when your mum swears they said on the news that London Zoo have now got a dragon, and you say, "What will you be telling me they have next? Pixies? Fairies? Crumplehorned Snorkacks?" (It turned out to be a Commodo Dragon.)
...when the person who sells you your tickets for Shrek 2 at the cinema mentions that there's a bit at the end of the credits, and you say to your mum that CoS did that as well.
By the way, can anyone see my website? Because when I go there all I set is 'this page cannot be displayed'.
Hermionefan(#1) - Jul 12, 2004 11:21 am (#2171 of 2936)
I can see it.
... when you are pretty sure you had a HP dream but you can't remember it.
septentrion - Jul 12, 2004 11:29 am (#2172 of 2936)
liz, your website is visible.
Liz Mann - Jul 12, 2004 11:48 am (#2173 of 2936)
Well NOW it is! It wasn't a moment ago. Grrrr! Oh well, it's back up again and that's the main thing.
Padfoot - Jul 12, 2004 12:44 pm (#2174 of 2936)
Liz, I can see your site just fine.
...When I had an HP dream last night, I know I did! Now if I can only remember what it was about. One of the first things I felt when I woke up was happy to finally have an HP dream.
...When on my vacation I brought up HP once or twice (an hour) to relatives I didn't really know. Turns out some have actually read the books. Although my great Aunt was very much against even reading or watching anything to do with magic!
...When on vacation (traveling by car), I can't access the forum so must revert to daydreaming or remembering funny lines from books in order to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
Liz Mann - Jul 12, 2004 2:48 pm (#2175 of 2936)
Sigh! Padfoot, a word of advice, don't mention HP in front of anyone who is anti-books-about-magic because it'll result in an arguement. Unless of course they start it and are trashing the HP books, in which case you have to stick up for it, even if it is pointless
Leila 2X4B - Jul 12, 2004 10:55 pm (#2176 of 2936)
When you realize at 2 am. that your homework (due tomorrow) isn't done, but you finished reading all the new posts and you are positively thrilled.
When your daughter tires of that "silly old Harry Potter again"
When you start reading a new book only to look longingly at those beauty-full hardcover books on the shelf written by the one and only JKR.
When you relate more to people you have not meet on the internet then people you see every day, because you and your Lexicon buddies love Harry and your nasty family and friends don't.
When you've posted on this thread multiple times and never run out of things to say.
Ozymandias - Jul 13, 2004 12:12 am (#2177 of 2936)
...when you've finally convinced your mom to read the books.
...when she's not even to the end of OoP and you're already telling her about the various Lexicon theories.
...when said conversation is a plot to get her coming here.
haymoni - Jul 13, 2004 5:21 am (#2178 of 2936)
Ozy - great job convincing your mom!
Padfoot - Jul 13, 2004 9:00 am (#2179 of 2936)
...When you make your mom read the series. My mom has finished SS and now has my copy of CoS. It's slow going getting her interested in the books so far, she is dragging her heels. But at least she is reading them. Hopefully she will get a little more interested. She did ask me if she "had to read them all". *sigh* You would think I was making her read a math text book! Haha.
Catherine - Jul 13, 2004 10:42 am (#2180 of 2936)
When you renew your car's license plate by applying for a vanity plate that has a Harry Potter theme.
When you look in the mail every day, hoping that it is finally here, but are then sad that it hasn't arrived yet!
haymoni - Jul 13, 2004 10:50 am (#2181 of 2936)
When you want to know what Catherine chose for her plate!
Catherine - Jul 13, 2004 10:53 am (#2182 of 2936)
When you are only too happy to tell Haymoni what the new vanity plate says!
It's OBLIVI8! (Obliviate!)
haymoni - Jul 13, 2004 10:55 am (#2183 of 2936)
When you have to explain at work why you said "Ah, love it!" out loud when you read OBLIVI8!
azi - Jul 13, 2004 12:10 pm (#2184 of 2936)
...When you are looking for holiday cottages available for next week and consider staying in Snape, even though you've visited the place before and it's not really very interesting. (Why am I looking for family holidays at the age of 17? Ones father won't even tell me where he wants to go or how much money he wants to pay. 'Just look for holidays...' Tsk men!)
septentrion - Jul 13, 2004 12:24 pm (#2185 of 2936)
...when you check the Fanfiction forum several times a day to make sure your favorite fanfiction hadn't been updated.
...when you try not to put on your computer in order to have a quiet evening but can't resist to check said fanfiction (and working on your translation of the lexicon)
tracie1976 - Jul 13, 2004 12:36 pm (#2186 of 2936)
...when you are doing a crossword on a game site, you smile when one of the answers is "nox"
Julia. - Jul 13, 2004 2:13 pm (#2187 of 2936)
...When you ask Septentrion what her favoirte Fic is.
Catherine - Jul 13, 2004 2:18 pm (#2188 of 2936)
When you are really hoping that Septentrion replies about her favorite fanfic!
Liz Mann - Jul 13, 2004 2:19 pm (#2189 of 2936)
Whenever I go to London I always come back with things to say on this thread.
...when you see a sign saying Ubridge and think it says Umbridge.
...when you see a sign that says 'The Brain', which makes you think of Pinky and the Brain, which makes you think of Forum Member Pinky.
...when you're on the Underground and see an advert which features a man with dark hair and glasses, peering over the top of a letter, and think for a moment that it's Harry.
...when the train stops in a station and there's a poster for PoA and you grin and keep your eyes on it as the train pulls out of the station, and are so obvious about it that your mum notices and laughs.
...when you are annoyed when you see another PoA poster on which someone has drawn Harry a moustache and beard.
...when you see a word that you can't remember and think it says Firebolt. (It actually only had the first two letters in common with it).
...when you remember these things all day.
...when you talk to a friend from your old school on the phone and tell her about having read the books so many times you lost count, the movie seven times and about your autographed items and your website, and your celebrity crush on Dan and everything, and realise after you get off the phone that you'll never be able to go back and visit the school again because everyone will know about it and will make fun of you. But you also know that that won't happen on the forum because everyone's just as crazy as you are.
...when she tells you that she knows people who have been extras and are really jealous of those people.
...when she also tells you that she applied to be an extra for GoF and got a letter back telling her that they have everyone they need, and you are really angry because that means it's too late for you.
But she also told me that they said her info is now on their files and they might pick her for the next movie.
...when you are considering writing anyway in the hopes that they'll do the same for you.
tracie1976 - Jul 13, 2004 3:32 pm (#2190 of 2936)
....when you see a sign for some type of office and the place is called "Avada" you automatically think of AK.
spug - Jul 13, 2004 5:11 pm (#2191 of 2936)
...when you discover this thread and are quite relieved to see people are as crazy as you are.
...when you just finish OotP for the umpteenth time, and decide to reread the series again. ...when by the next day you are already on the GoF.
...when you finally convince your friend to read HP, then get mad at her for reading the books out of order.
...when you are watching PoA with said friend she tells you to shut up because you keep saying "that's not how it happened in the book".
...when you see what Liz wrote about extras in the GoF and think that you should write too
Leila 2X4B - Jul 13, 2004 5:19 pm (#2192 of 2936)
...when you watch Nick and see that they have trivia about Potter and watch it, even when the show annoys you. ...when you yell at the little girl on TV who said that the Order of the Phoenix was NOT the title of Harry Potter Book. ...When you laugh because one of the possibilites was Harry Potter and the Muggle Struggle, and you like that for a title.
Hollywand - Jul 13, 2004 5:52 pm (#2193 of 2936)
When you worry that if, in the next two books, all the characters live and stay single, that Rowling may have to live at Hogwarts with Mark Evans for the rest of her long, long, life for her own protection! ;-)
septentrion - Jul 14, 2004 5:23 am (#2194 of 2936)
...when you answer to Julia and Catherine that your favorite fanfiction (in fact the only one I have time to read) is the Snape-Deveroux grudge match by Pigwidgeon on the fanfiction forum. It's so good I've begun to print it to reread it at will. I've begun to read it because there was "Snape" in the title and I got hooked.
...when you're pleased to have a colleague who likes HP nearly as much as you, much enough to buy posters on ebay and to want to buy HP dolls.
...when you choose a cat as a buddy icon on aol because it's McGonagall's animagus. I couldn't choose the owl, Essidji saw it before me.
Julia. - Jul 14, 2004 9:12 am (#2195 of 2936)
I love that fic Septentrion! Pigwidgeon and Stellar Hawlk are doing a great jon with that one!
...When you lose some of the pride in your high school when you learn that the L (Wilbur L. Cross High School)stands for Lucius.
...When your AIM buddy icon is the Gryffindor crest.
Star Crossed - Jul 14, 2004 9:38 am (#2196 of 2936)
...when your buddy icon is AIM is Rupert, as well as your MSN. Well, that's not really Harry Potter, but he plays in the movies, so that's fair.
...when every link in your favourites concern Harry Potter, except for a small folder for Neopets.
...when you can connect almost anything to a fanfiction you read.
...when you don't think you read enough fanfiction yet.
Padfoot - Jul 14, 2004 10:43 am (#2197 of 2936)
...When you are in a grocery store and are annoyed at the two year old standing (bouncing) in line behind you screaming at his mom to look at something. Then I realized he was pointing to a PoA picture on a magazine and was saying Harry Potter!!! Suddenly I was a lot less annoyed because he was excited over something important!
Liz Mann - Jul 14, 2004 11:43 am (#2198 of 2936)
...when you are really annoyed because the fifth movie might be made while you're at University, which means if you become an extra you might be skipping lectures and stuff and be behind on your work. Waaaaaaaaa! WHY didn't I apply earlier???
haymoni - Jul 14, 2004 11:45 am (#2199 of 2936)
I'd take the risk, Liz!
Being an extra is a once in a lifetime opportunity - you can always re-take a class.
Mmm...that's probably why I never did all that well in college!
Liz Mann - Jul 14, 2004 11:48 am (#2200 of 2936)
Hee hee. Maybe you're right, haymoni. It is a once in a lifetime thing. I just have to make a friend in the class who I can ring up and say, "Hey, what was the work today?"
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Catherine - Jul 14, 2004 12:56 pm (#2201 of 2936)
When you haunt your mailbox still waiting for your Harry Potter license plate to come...
When the mailman knows what you're waiting for...
When the mailman sees you coming and yells to you that it's not there yet. :-(
tracie1976 - Jul 14, 2004 1:04 pm (#2202 of 2936)
Star Crossed you play on neopets? I play there too.
...when on neopets you are on a HP guild.
...when you have Dan and Emma on your desktop, and avatar for MSN, and Sirius Black for AIM.
...when you find a decent yahoo group that is HP related you automatically join.
Star Crossed - Jul 14, 2004 1:56 pm (#2203 of 2936)
Yep! Whenever I join a guild, it's Harry Potter, but I can't find one I like, so I always leave.
...when one of your fellow riflers brings her dog and her baby sitting charge to practice, and the kid tries to control the dog, so he wraps the lead around his ankle, and the dog sort of drags him an inch. I immediately connected him to Padfoot dragging Ron.
...when you are offended that the kid does not story of PoA, from book or movie.
Liz Mann - Jul 14, 2004 4:49 pm (#2204 of 2936)
How old was the kid?
septentrion - Jul 15, 2004 12:32 pm (#2205 of 2936)
....when you think you've had a Hermione-day because :
-you saw a littel girl with big front teeth
-you saw a woman wearing a pink hoodie
-you read the word "mandragore" (mandrake) in a book
-you managed to remember all of this to write it here
Catherine - Jul 15, 2004 12:58 pm (#2206 of 2936)
When you just know that your Harry Potter theme License plate will arrive in the mail today.
When you are wrong. Again. For the third time.
When the mailman give you looks of pity because you care too much about the mail coming.
Padfoot - Jul 15, 2004 1:33 pm (#2207 of 2936)
Maybe your mailman took those license plates for his own!
Hermionefan(#1) - Jul 15, 2004 2:06 pm (#2208 of 2936)
... when you are Instant Messaging with someone and you think they are crazy because they don't want JKR's autograph.
Padfoot - Jul 15, 2004 2:28 pm (#2209 of 2936)
Yes, I'm sure Catherine's license plate is on it's way. I was just joking. Though I can imagine Catherine proudly showing her mailman what she has been anxiously waiting for.
I Am Used Vlad - Jul 15, 2004 6:19 pm (#2210 of 2936)
I knew you were joking, Padfoot. I wasn't here yet when when OotP came out, so I didn't get to post about my excitement over seeing a box with the new Harry Potter book in it before it came out. I thought it fit in with the license plate discussion.
YKYAHPLFW...seeing a box containing a new Harry book gets you excited.
Eponine - Jul 15, 2004 7:48 pm (#2211 of 2936)
When on your homepage (MSN) there is a headline about Bill Cosby and underneath it, it says "Proclaiming his cause has Cos in the news" and you immediately wonder what Bill Cosby has to say about Chamber of Secrets
tracie1976 - Jul 16, 2004 9:21 am (#2212 of 2936)
...when you have to take your seven year old son up to the hospital for stitches.
...when you curse yourself out for not taking a HP book up there to read.
...when you are typing this out and smile remembering Mr. Weasley trying to use stitches.
azi - Jul 16, 2004 10:11 am (#2213 of 2936)
...When you buy a new quilt for your bed and suddenly realise that it's periwinkle blue like Hermione's dress robes were at the dance in GoF.
..When you enjoy making the bed because of it.
I Am Used Vlad - Jul 16, 2004 12:21 pm (#2214 of 2936)
I deleted an earlier post in which I was joking about wanting to steal a copy of OotP. After reading it again, I realized that it could be interpreted as me saying I did steal it. I assure you all that my honesty is above reproach.
YKYAHPLFW...you're worried about what other forum members think of you.
Padfoot - Jul 16, 2004 12:35 pm (#2215 of 2936)
LOL Sam. We know you did not steal any books. You had great self restraint when those boxes of books were out near you. I would have been distracted the whole time wondering about OotP and boring my co-workers by asking all sort of what if... questions.
Catherine - Jul 16, 2004 12:37 pm (#2216 of 2936)
When everyone knows that you're going to announce that your license plate didn't come again today.
When you post it anyway!
Liz Mann - Jul 16, 2004 2:18 pm (#2217 of 2936)
I know how you're feeling, Catherine. I'm waiting for some CoS stickers to come which should have ages ago.
Catherine - Jul 16, 2004 3:32 pm (#2218 of 2936)
When you feel Liz's CoS sticker pain!
Padfoot - Jul 16, 2004 3:50 pm (#2219 of 2936)
When you fully expect to hear that the license plates have shown up by Monday. I am no Trelawney, but that's what I predict.
Catherine - Jul 16, 2004 3:54 pm (#2220 of 2936)
When you fervently hope that Padfoot is correct! Is there Seer blood in your family, perchance?? Do say, "Yes!"
haymoni - Jul 16, 2004 5:05 pm (#2221 of 2936)
When you sincerely hope that Catherine's plates have not been "OBLIVI8"ed!
Catherine - Jul 16, 2004 6:01 pm (#2222 of 2936)
Perish the thought, Haymoni!
I have been wondering, "What's the deal?" with these plates.
But my husband wonders if the inmates who make the plates are reluctant to let these go.
But they cashed our check, so I'm expecting great things! "Expecto..." "Obliviate!:
Aeoliano - Jul 16, 2004 9:40 pm (#2223 of 2936)
In the morning you there is the smell of hot-piping delectable eccles cakes.... and you know they are "Cauldron cakes"! ~smiles~
Denise P. - Jul 16, 2004 9:51 pm (#2224 of 2936)
while cleaning, you find three of the mini HP owls that the kids got for Christmas several years ago. Thinking they are cousins to Pigwidgeon, you put them up on your shelf by your HP legos.
When your kids ask for their owls back and you won't let them have them saying "They were lost for 2 years in a stack of junk. I found them again, you can have them back later."
(Yes, they will get them back but these 4 little owls are so cute. We have a white one, a pink one, a grey one and a brown one...little weeny owls)
Hollywand - Jul 16, 2004 10:41 pm (#2225 of 2936)
Nimrod, not to worry. I had my advance copy of OOtP delivered to my work, and my assistant who receives the department mail kept it on her desk all day "just looking at it" ;-) I felt sorry for her. I ordered two advance copies for each of my two closest female friends, and in each case their husbands could not stand to wait until they finished, and ran out and bought their own copies! HaHa! A happy addiction!
Star Crossed - Jul 17, 2004 7:18 am (#2226 of 2936)
...when you plan a big thing for when your best friend returns to town. We're going to get a lot of ice cream, and make interesting sundaes, then name them after HP characters.
Liz Mann - Jul 17, 2004 9:51 am (#2227 of 2936)
...when you are really pleased because your stickers turned up this morning. (But they gave me two of one of them and left out another. Doh!)
...when when on the thread for the PoA movie, you remember a quote from the movie word for word.
Liz Mann - Jul 17, 2004 11:40 am (#2228 of 2936)
...when you see a suit of armour in a movie and immediately think of the PoA PC game.
Star Crossed - Jul 17, 2004 2:11 pm (#2229 of 2936)
...when you see a sign that says 'The Mad Potter' and you wonder if Luna has married Harry.
Loopy Lupin - Jul 17, 2004 2:18 pm (#2230 of 2936)
When your kids ask for their owls back and you won't let them have them saying "They were lost for 2 years in a stack of junk. I found them again, you can have them back later." -- Denise P.
When you think that Denise should keep the owls because she, obviously, will give them a better home.
Eponine - Jul 17, 2004 2:44 pm (#2231 of 2936)
When you get overly annoyed at your husband for knocking you mini knight bus off your computer (accidentally, but still)
Catherine - Jul 17, 2004 3:57 pm (#2232 of 2936)
When people dread you coming back to this thread because they suspect that you still have not received your license plate.
When you haven't received your Harry Potter vanity plate.
When you have begun to suspect that the mailman is a Dark Wizard, and has stolen your license plate.
When you are glad that tomorrow is Sunday, and you can relax, because "there's no Post on Sunday!"
EDIT: When you read Liz's post about PoA " But at least I'm seeing it at IMAX on Monday and you feel hostile that Liz will see it in IMAX and you won't!
When you are ashamed of this feeling, because Liz is, after all, a fellow Forum member!
Liz, only joking of COURSE!
Loopy Lupin - Jul 17, 2004 4:28 pm (#2233 of 2936)
When your friends ask you to stop incorporating Britishisms into your every day speech, and you reply: "Eat slugs! The whole lot of you!"
Catherine - Jul 17, 2004 5:33 pm (#2234 of 2936)
When you know that obviously Loopy's friends must be stupid gits if they don't appreciate his Britishisms!
When you're hoping that Loopy's wand does not backfire, causing him to throw up slugs.
When, if this happens, you hope that Loopy has a half-Giant friend nearby who will tell him, "Better out than in!"
DJ Evans - Jul 17, 2004 5:41 pm (#2235 of 2936)
....you've got a WAV file of Ron saying, "she needs to sort out her priorities!" as your new e-mail alert!
...you had a huge debate with yourself on just which of the several HP WAV files that you wanted to use as your new e-mail alert!!!
tracie1976 - Jul 17, 2004 6:11 pm (#2236 of 2936)
...when you want to know what site DJ got those wav files from.
haymoni - Jul 17, 2004 6:42 pm (#2237 of 2936)
- when you also want to know!
Chris. - Jul 17, 2004 6:44 pm (#2238 of 2936)
Great Ernie (?) impression there, haymoni!
haymoni - Apr 13, 2004 11:03 am (#2239 of 2936)
Why thank you, Prongs!
- when you can type 2 words and know that you can count on a fellow Forum member to respond!
(I say stuff like this around the house and at work and I get nothing in return!)
Chris. - Jul 17, 2004 7:16 pm (#2240 of 2936)
You're not the only one! I sometimes say something, and only my mum realises that I'm using HP quotes again! How am I.
DJ Evans - Jul 17, 2004 7:59 pm (#2241 of 2936)
Oooooh, you mean I've got something I can share with y'all!!! It's not often I get to share with others--usually everybody else already has everything I find on HP. I would be more than glad to give you the web site(s) that I got them from.
Matt's Movie Sounds
(NOTE: On the Reel Wavs site, if you accidently allow your cursor to travel over the very top banner on the web page, sometimes an annoying pop-up window will show up. If this should happen, just click cancel to get rid of it. It took me a couple of trips to the web site, before I figured out what was causing it to keep showing up. Thought I'd give you the heads up on it and hopefully save you from doing it. )
Hope you can find some that you will enjoy!!!
....you are able to help others in finding more neat stuff on HP and feel like doing a "HAPPY DANCE!!!!
Julia. - Jul 17, 2004 8:47 pm (#2242 of 2936)
Lupin-When your friends ask you to stop incorporating Britishisms into your every day speech, and you reply: "Eat slugs! The whole lot of you!" Stupid gits!
Catherine-When you know that obviously Loopy's friends must be stupid gits if they don't appreciate his Britishisms!
That is awsome! It's a really good thing I'm not drinking anything right now, or I'd be wiping it off my monitor!
...When you agree whole heartedly with Lupin, as you too are annoyed with people telling you not to use Brittishisms!
...When you quote HP at every possible moment, even though the people around you don't get the refernece at all.
Julia. - Jul 17, 2004 9:26 pm (#2243 of 2936)
...When you're standing in a really really long line to get into the best pizza place known to man (Pepe's Pizza in New Haven CT) and your friends are comming up with ways to get into the resturant faster. One of them suggests going up to the people in front of you in line and saying "Do you know who I am?" and you suggest the answer "Mark Evans?"
septentrion - Jul 18, 2004 10:28 am (#2244 of 2936)
when you download some stuff on Deb's websites and decide to try them at once.
edit : when you're so pleased to hear Alan Rickman's voice when you log or quit aol...
Liz Mann - Jul 18, 2004 10:57 am (#2245 of 2936)
...when you are really pleased because thanks to DJ, you can have Dumbledore welcoming you to Hogwarts when you start up your computer and Ron telling me I need to sort out my priorities when I log off the computer.
Loopy Lupin - Jul 18, 2004 11:04 am (#2246 of 2936)
That is awsome! It's a really good thing I'm not drinking anything right now, or I'd be wiping it off my monitor!-- Julia
When you take a secret (guilty, but secret) pride in the number of moniters you may have caused to need a good Scourgify!
When you give away such a secret because you wanted to have something to post on this thread and had, for the moment, run out of ideas!
When you know that no matter how many Cokes (of all denominations) or how much coffee you may have caused to "spew," you have to acknowledge that "timrew" is the king of the monitor killers!
Chris. - Jul 18, 2004 12:54 pm (#2247 of 2936)
Can anyone tell me how to use the "things" (Don't know the word! ) that Deb provided! Me and computers don't mix!
DJ Evans - Jul 18, 2004 3:50 pm (#2248 of 2936)
I'm so thrilled that y'all are finding a use for these WAV files for HP. I'm also glad that I mentioned it, as septentrion & Liz has given me a new way of using them. It never dawned on me to use one for Windows Startup and Shutdown!!!! Needless to say, I've already put them to use on those!!!! Thanks for the heads up there!!!!
Prongs, I'd be more than glad to let you in on the "secret". First off, when you download any of the WAV files, be sure to download it into a file that you will know where it is at. Just as a suggestion, I have a separate file on my desktop just for WAV files alone--so I will always know where they are. Once you've got the WAV downloaded, go to your Control Panel and select Sound Schemes (it might be listed different, as I don't know which operating system you are using). You should now have a new window for changing your sound schemes, with a list of different programs/files that has sound effect attached to them. Just scroll down until you find the program that you want one of the HP WAV files to be associated with. Such as "E-Mail Alert" or "Windows Shut Down". Highlight it, and then click the browse button. Go to the file that you saved your HP WAV file in and highlight the particular sound WAV you want to have for it. Click "apply" and you should be set. I know I'm not very good at explaining things, so I hope I did good enough & this works for you, let me know if it doesn't and I'll email you with hopefully better instructions.
....when you get the lest bit excited that you know there are others out there that will have the enjoyment of hearing HP throughout their computer systems and you helped some!!!!
....when you've now got DD, himself, welcoming you to Hogwarts when you start up the computer!!!!
...when you've got Hermione telling about "getting expelled or worse killed" for the Windows Shutdown!!!!
Leila 2X4B - Jul 18, 2004 6:02 pm (#2249 of 2936)
when your boy friend, who refuses to read the books, can keep up with your Potterism and can come up with few of his own, solely based on your incessant rambling on about Potter and the Forum.
When you take your child to see Harry Potter just so you can see it for the fourth time.
When you buy the entire series in Spanish so you can force yourself to learn the language.
When you still can come up with new reasons to post on this site.
When you feel really bad for Catherine because her vanity plate hadn't come yet, even though you usually hate them. Potter being the exception.
Catherine - Jul 18, 2004 6:13 pm (#2250 of 2936)
When you think that Sleeping Beauty has sorted out her priorities about vanity license plates (Yeah, I normally hate 'em, too, but I couldn't resist! My husband actually got it for me as a surprise!)
When you are almost glad tomorrow is Monday because the post will start again on Monday.
When you know that other members wish my license plate will come just so I'll be quiet about it!
When you can't stop posting about it.
When you have an inferiority complex because you haven't made enough people SPEW onto their monitors like Timrew!
When you are tempted to join SPEW and be like Timrew!
When you are excited that this rhymes.
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Catherine - Jul 18, 2004 6:47 pm (#2251 of 2936)
When the edit time ran out and you have back to back posts on this thread.
When you are trying to make the lyrics for the Spew King, Timrew, instead of reading your book for book club.
When you are humming under your breath, "Timrew is our King..."
freshwater - Jul 18, 2004 9:14 pm (#2252 of 2936)
...when your boy friend, who refuses to read the books, can keep up with your Potterism and can come up with few of his own, solely based on your incessant rambling on about Potter and the Forum.
Well done, Sleeping Beauty!
When you take your child to see Harry Potter just so you can see it for the fourth time.
I can beat that: ....when you take your child to see Shrek 2 for the third time just because PoA is on at another theatre in the same complex and this allows you to go see it for the 6th time. (Gotta get a life....)
Leila 2X4B - Jul 18, 2004 9:22 pm (#2253 of 2936)
Hey, I should do that. Send fred to see dumb(which is anything but Potter) movie, see Potter again.
Chris. - Jul 19, 2004 6:24 am (#2254 of 2936)
Thanks Deb, but when I press for the .wav file to play, an error message appears saying:
Windows cannot play the [File location] wav file. The file may be damaged or may use an unrecognized compression format. To resolve this problem, replace the file or use Add/Remove Programs in Control panel to install Audio Compression.
To me this is techno-junk. Anyone help?
If this is off-topic for this thread, please e-mail (which you can find by clicking my name) me with a solution. I would be most grateful.
tracie1976 - Jul 19, 2004 9:04 am (#2255 of 2936)
...when you put a fanfic on fanfiction and it makes your day because you recieve six good reviews.
...when you leave the computer chair for 30 seconds and come back to find your 16 month old daughter in the chair and you ask her if she apparated there.
Liz Mann - Jul 19, 2004 10:54 am (#2256 of 2936)
...when you go to see PoA at the IMAX and even though the IMAX experience wasn't as good as you thought it was going to be, you don't regret going at all because you got to see the movie again.
...when you see a word that reminds you of McGonagall (I can't remember it now, though).
...when you take note of the fact that your train goes to King's Cross, and also 'Cannon Road' (which reminded me of canon information) and 'Parson Green' (Harry's eyes are green).
...when you tell your mum that there is a rumour John Williams won't be doing the soundtrack to GoF because he might be doing something else, and that you think he needs to get his priorities straight.
...when you take a writing pad and pen with you to London in case you think of anything to post on here.
...when you almost want to come back straight after the movie because you have the urge to write some of your fanfic.
...when you come straight on the forums almost the moment you get back.
Catherine - Jul 19, 2004 12:23 pm (#2257 of 2936)
When you had insomnia last night, and continued thinking about possible lyrics to your Ode to Timrew. When you post these silly lyrics, and hope that Tim isn't too annoyed with you
(sung to "Weasley is Our King")
Timrew the King of Spew (aka the Society for the Promotion of Extreme Witticisms):
Oh, he makes us spew!
Oh, he makes us spew!
Don't you sip while reading his quips!
Oh, he makes us spew!
Timrew is the King of spew,
Your drink will drip all over you!
Watch out if your computer is new,
Timrew is the King of Spew!
Timrew is a funny bloke,
He always has a joke!
Doesn't matter if it's coffee, water, or Coke!
Your screen will be broke.
Oh, he makes us spew!
Oh, he makes us spew!
Don't you sip while reading his quips!
Oh, he makes us spew!
septentrion - Jul 19, 2004 12:53 pm (#2258 of 2936)
It seems like Tim has terrible concurrence now !
Loopy Lupin - Jul 19, 2004 1:08 pm (#2259 of 2936)
Liz Mann - Jul 19, 2004 1:16 pm (#2260 of 2936)
Where is Tim, anyway?
I just remembered something else I meant to post earlier.
...when the train makes a sound that reminds you of Lily's scream in PoA (the movie).
Star Crossed - Jul 19, 2004 1:19 pm (#2261 of 2936)
...when you watch a commercial about a game show called Balderdash and you think of the Gryffindor Common password. And then one of the girl's name is Elaine, who is your role-playing character on Harry Potter sites.
timrew - Jul 19, 2004 3:46 pm (#2262 of 2936)
So, now I'm The King Of Spew. Well, I've probably been called worse!
Thanks Catherine. Your song was brilliant, and gave me a great laugh!
Catherine - Jul 19, 2004 4:02 pm (#2263 of 2936)
When there is no greater compliment than Tim calling your lines "brilliant" and giving HIM a laugh!
When you keep re-reading Tim's post about this!
Padfoot - Jul 19, 2004 4:15 pm (#2264 of 2936)
Catherine, where are those license plates??? I hope you will take a picture and post it here when you finally get them.
Catherine - Jul 19, 2004 4:57 pm (#2265 of 2936)
When you STILL don't have your plates.
When, just because Padfoot asked, you would feel SO very pleased to show them to other Forum members!
Thanks, Padfoot! :-)
(Even if you are suspecting that the mailman is, in fact, Grindlelwald, and does NOT want you to have your license plates!)
Star Crossed - Jul 19, 2004 5:01 pm (#2266 of 2936)
...when you think Catherine should go find a really old and tall man and have him pretend to be Dumbledore so he can scare the 'mailman'.
Catherine - Jul 19, 2004 5:26 pm (#2267 of 2936)
When you say, Star Crossed, do you know such a man???
Star Crossed - Jul 19, 2004 5:29 pm (#2268 of 2936)
...when you say, no, because you know lots of tall guys, but they are only teenagers, and are too immature to pretend to be old.
...when you feel bad about it.
Liz Mann - Jul 19, 2004 5:31 pm (#2269 of 2936)
I saw Dumbledore walking around my in a shopping centre once.
Chris. - Jul 19, 2004 5:45 pm (#2270 of 2936)
In what shop?!
... when you're wondering what Dumbledore was doing in a Muggle shopping centre
Star Crossed - Jul 19, 2004 5:48 pm (#2271 of 2936)
...when you bet he was buying sherbert lemon drops.
Star Crossed - Jul 20, 2004 5:44 am (#2272 of 2936)
...when you had a Harry Potter dream about Sirius (Will post it in a few minutes).
...when you had to rush to the forum to post it, even before checking your email.
...when you are almost offended because no one has anything new to post since you did.
I was bored, so I decided to walk to my sister's house (Which is odd, because I was in her house once and that's it. I never randomly go to anyone's house.). When I got there, Sirius and Remus opened the door. Sirius quickly transformed into Padfoot, and the three of us played in the park. Then I guess a few days went by, and I went over again, and he asked why I wasn't over in a while. I said I didn't know. Then he asked why I didn't message him (Apparently Remus and Sirius have AIM. ), and I said I didn't know. He said it was okay because he wasn't at the computer, Remus was. Then this really, really old guy came by and laughed and I woke up.
...when you actually wanted to cry because you know that could never happen since Sirius is dead.
I know I forgot parts of the dream, because I think at one part we were rollerskating in their house.
Diagon Nilly - Jul 20, 2004 7:28 am (#2273 of 2936)
When you're watching the news and you hear that the new Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs is Pierre (French for "Peter") Pettigrew, your first thought is "AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!"
Also having two HP dreams in two night...
In the first I was astrally travelling with Dan Radcliffe (Who was nervous because he'd never flown before).
In the second I went to a writers workshop headed by JK Rowling and she was greatly amused by my comic books drawings.
Liz Mann - Jul 20, 2004 8:01 am (#2274 of 2936)
...when you bet he was buying sherbert lemon drops.
Lol, Star Crossed!
In what shop?!
Not a particular shop. He was walking around, talking to kids and such. Hagrid and Harry were with him, actually. They were hanging around outside the cinema.
Padfoot - Jul 20, 2004 11:29 am (#2275 of 2936)
I saw Dumbledore walking around my in a shopping centre once. -Liz
I have never seen DD, but I did see an 18-20 year old Harry in a Cost Plus months ago. I was really tempted to go up to him and ask if he knew who he looked like. But I chickened out. He looked more like the book Harry than Dan Radcliffe.
...When you watch Love Actually and Timeline just to see HP movie actors in other roles. I was so dissapointed that Snape and Trelawney did not have a happier marriage, despite never pairing them up before. Maybe I should head on over to the 'Shipping thread. Hmm...
Little Ginny - Jul 20, 2004 4:08 pm (#2276 of 2936)
Okay, this is my first post here, so there may be quite a lot of YKYAHPFW...
...you have a dream in which you know you're Harry Potter simply because you know your mother's name (in that dream) was Lilly Potter
...you had your own Gryffindor scarf before everyone else had them (and I did it myself, it took me ages to find the right shade of red!) and now you wish it was winter again and you could wear it together with your long black coat
...you have PS in almost every language you understand (except Hebrew- does anyone know whether there are copies with vowel signs in them?) and now consider to buy it in the languages you don't understand
...you desperately seek for someone who can get you CoS in Dutch (even though you don't really understand Dutch- but what shall I do?- I nearly finished PS in Dutch)
...you are currently translating POA into German because you simply can't stand the German translation (lots of mistakes in it!!) and you think it's fun
...your friend claims she has seen scenes from the fifth movie and describes them precisely and you know she must be hallucinating because the fifth movie is not yet out and she hasn't read the book yet (how can she??) and you wish you had such "cool" hallucinations about movie six (because they would give us hints about what is in book six!)
I knew there were more but I don't remember right now. Oh well- perhaps I have been at the computer too long!
Liz Mann - Jul 20, 2004 4:53 pm (#2277 of 2936)
...and now you wish it was winter again and you could wear it together with your long black coat.
...when you read this and suddenly want to get a long black coat for winter so it looks like you're wearing a cloak or something.
...when you're really happy because you've finally completed everything there is to do in the PoA PC game! Woo hoo! Now maybe I can start on that Quiddich World Cup game that I've had installed for ages but never played.
Woah! I just had a deja vu. Strangest feeling I've posted the sentense before last before.
Hollywand - Jul 20, 2004 10:09 pm (#2278 of 2936)
Hey Padfoot I recommend you see Alan Rickman in "Truly, Madly, Deeply", a film done at least ten years ago. He has a huge part in that film, and he is a ghost. He is just wonderful! (I think). It should be on video. "Love Actually" doesn't do him justice. And Gary Oldman in "Dracula", ooh, he's hideous Coppola version of Dracula. And Gary in "Rosenkranz and Guildenstern are Dead" you will laugh your bloody socks off!!!! ;-)
Padfoot - Jul 21, 2004 8:37 am (#2279 of 2936)
Thanks, I will check out "Truly, Madly, Deeply" and "Rosenkranz and Guildenstern are Dead". I have already seen "Dracula" (as I love watching all vampire movies).
Anna L. Black - Jul 21, 2004 9:11 am (#2280 of 2936)
Little Ginny, I don't think that you can find a Hebrew version of the movie with vowel signs... Or at least - I have never heard of something like that... "Normal" subtitles aren't enough?
virgoddess1313 - Jul 21, 2004 10:14 am (#2281 of 2936)
... When you realize that you're boyfriend's mother is just like Molly Weasley... they look and act very similar, except for the magic... and this makes you like her all the more.
Hollywand - Jul 21, 2004 10:24 am (#2282 of 2936)
Also, Padfoot, apologies, but I thought of another movie with Rickman. Kevin Costner's "Robin Hood". Rickman is hilarious as the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and just blows Costner off the screen. Rickman was so much better than the movie itself.
Leila 2X4B - Jul 21, 2004 10:29 am (#2283 of 2936)
when you wonder if Catherine received her vanity plate yet? Or did I miss its arrival? Leila
Padfoot - Jul 21, 2004 10:45 am (#2284 of 2936)
Ah yes, the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. He was great in that.
I am also wondering about Catherine's license plates.
Catherine - Jul 21, 2004 10:46 am (#2285 of 2936)
Thanks for asking, Leila, but it's STILL not here!
But you know you're a fan when you just KNOW that it will come today...
Little Ginny - Jul 21, 2004 10:51 am (#2286 of 2936)
Anna L. Black, I was talking about the book, not the movie, sorry for the confusion! I am unable to read Hebrew without vowel signs, and I am not very good at reading it with vowel signs! I have learned it for the last three years, but the problem is that the lessons consentrated on biblical Hebrew, so I am lost with modern Hebrew... Anyway, I collect PS (the book) in as many languages as possible, but it would be great if I could read the copy I have
(yes, perhaps I am a freak...)
Liz Mann - Jul 21, 2004 11:29 am (#2287 of 2936)
I think you should contact the people who are supposed to be sending it, Catherine, and ask where the heck it is.
Leila 2X4B - Jul 21, 2004 11:31 am (#2288 of 2936)
Crucio people who are withholding Catherine's very important plates* That should do it. I expect that they will be arriving soon.
Loopy Lupin - Jul 21, 2004 11:40 am (#2289 of 2936)
Maybe you should have "imperioed" them instead?
haymoni - Jul 21, 2004 11:56 am (#2290 of 2936)
"Accio Plates. Accio Plates"
freshwater - Jul 21, 2004 2:29 pm (#2291 of 2936)
...when you are taking a class about using a GPS (Global Positioning System) and get on a website about geocaching (a sort of treasure hunt using a GPS receiver instead of a treasure map) and are delighted to see that geocachers refer to the non-geocachers in the vicinity of a cache(the "treasure" container) as "muggles"! They talk about being cautious about retrieving the cache container when 'muggles' are around so as not to arouse suspicion or give away the location of the container....sounds like the WW trying to hide evidence of its exsistence from the non-magic world.
Eponine - Jul 21, 2004 3:50 pm (#2292 of 2936)
Hey, freshwater, when I was in Alaska, we went hiking and one of the guys who was with us did that. He went off with his GPS and found a box that had a notebook in it where you could write your name, date, etc. I didn't know such a thing existed until then. He didn't refer to us as muggles though.
Padfoot - Jul 21, 2004 3:58 pm (#2293 of 2936)
...When you start a thread discussion (for the first time) and am glad people are discussion the topic (Time Travel). I've seen so many threads closed down and am glad this one got approved.
Julia. - Jul 21, 2004 4:27 pm (#2294 of 2936)
...When you're on the train and the lights start flickering, and you think it means a dementor is comming on board.
...When you see the subway stop 'Astor Place' and automatically read it as 'Alastor Place.'
...When you are pulling out your wand to imperio the people who have Catherine's plates.
...When you say to yourself 'I need new socks' and immediately think of the 'socks=love' theory
Catherine - Jul 21, 2004 6:16 pm (#2295 of 2936)
When you know that your mates on the Forum who have imperioed/cruciated the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles have righteous anger, and therefore are NOT guilty of using an Unforgiveable Curse (heck, I forgive you! And thanks!)
When you have inquired, and been told, that the plates are in the mail, and you are SO excited about the plates that you actually believe a government agency.
When you just love everyone because they know that it would be really cool to have the word "Oblivia8!" on your vehicle! Even if vanity plates are, well, VAIN!
virgoddess1313 - Jul 21, 2004 9:24 pm (#2296 of 2936)
... when the last two time you've gone to Sonic on your lunch break and both time the carhop has asked you if that was the newest Harry Potter book you were reading, that they've heard they were really good and you are a. extremely excited that they knew what it was and b. tempted to go buy the poor girls copies of the book so they too can experience the joy.
Mare - Jul 22, 2004 2:30 am (#2297 of 2936)
when you read through 96 messages on this thread, waiting for a post about carplates which have arrived, and wondering what vanity plates exactly are....
Catherine - Jul 22, 2004 5:36 am (#2298 of 2936)
LOL! Our cars have license plates with numbers/letters on them issued by the government. Each state regulates the driving of cars, issues licenses, sets speed limits within its own state.
To drive your car, you must have a valid license plate, which is renewed yearly for a fee. For an extra fee, you can, assuming that it's not already in use and not profane/offensive, rascist, etc, pick your own letters on numbers on your license plate. Here in NC I think we had up to 8 characters.
So once they arrive and are installed on my car, people will read "Oblivia8!" on the back of my car. I'm just going to be performing memory charms all over the state of North Carolina!
icthestrals - Jul 22, 2004 5:40 am (#2299 of 2936)
Catherine, Are they here yet? Are they here yet? Are they here yet? Are they here yet?
Mare, vanity plates are personalized car license plates. Instead of someone getting a license plate with a standard number on it, the person can order a special name, number, etc. as long as no one else in that state has it already. (That's the way it works in Florida anyway. )
PS, Are they here yet?
Oops, posted at the same time.
Hollywand - Jul 22, 2004 9:32 am (#2300 of 2936)
When you head out for your morning newspaper, and the old Mercedes that pulls up to your kneecaps in the crosswalk has a regular California license plate that reads "Trust HP" and you think of Catherine....
When later, as you are taking out your garbage, a tiny little ice cream vendor cart strolls by being pushed by a young man ringing bell, and on the side of the cart, it says "HP Ice Cream".
And you start looking at the bricks on your wall to see if you can figure out the code.....
See you at the Leaky Cauldron Cath....
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Catherine - Jul 22, 2004 1:54 pm (#2301 of 2936)
Every come to the Leaky Cauldron! Butterbeers all around!
Drumroll please....the longed-for license plate, the thing I was beginning to see in the Mirror of Erised, is FINALLY here.
You know you are a fan when the first thing you do after attaching it to your vehicle is come to Forum and to this thread to announce your news.
Yeah! I could produce a really good Patronus right about now!
Liz Mann - Jul 22, 2004 2:02 pm (#2302 of 2936)
...when you are happy because another forum member got a HP item in the post.
...when you come straight on here to tell everyone that your mum just told you that your country has a HP fan in the Ministry. Apparently he was complaining about how expensive the audio tapes are (he's actually blind so he can't read the books himself).
...when upon hearing your mum say the word 'ministry' you immediately think of the MoM.
Padfoot - Jul 22, 2004 2:18 pm (#2303 of 2936)
FINALLY Catherine! It took long enough.
Leila 2X4B - Jul 22, 2004 3:33 pm (#2304 of 2936)
YEAH Catherine. Glad to see my crucio working its charms.
Mare - Jul 22, 2004 3:42 pm (#2305 of 2936)
Liz Mann - Jul 22, 2004 4:19 pm (#2306 of 2936)
I would agree with the request for a picture, but posting a picture of your car registration plate on the internet is probably not a good idea.
Julia. - Jul 22, 2004 5:19 pm (#2307 of 2936)
YAY!!!! I'm so happy for you Catherine! *taks a swig from butterbeer, happy that I didn't have to dig into my stash*
Mare - Jul 23, 2004 12:24 am (#2308 of 2936)
I would agree with the request for a picture, but posting a picture of your car registration plate on the internet is probably not a good idea.
.... Right, I'm off to find that blushing smilie now. Never even considered that, thanks Liz...
Anna L. Black - Jul 23, 2004 4:29 am (#2309 of 2936)
Loopy Lupin - Jul 23, 2004 5:43 am (#2310 of 2936)
ShelterGirl - Jul 23, 2004 5:56 am (#2311 of 2936)
Catherine- I'm in NC too. It took from November 18th until the beginning of February this past year to get my plain old, non-vanity plates for my new truck.
YKYAHPLF when... You know that if you're ever driving around Raleigh and see a car with Oblivi8 on the back of it you will start honking and waving like crazy.
Catherine - Jul 23, 2004 8:05 am (#2312 of 2936)
You know you are a fan when you are driving around Raleigh and hope that Shelter Girl sees your "Oblivia8!" and honks at you so that you can wave to her and honk back!
Thanks for the good wishes. I was kind of hoping someone would notice it at my meeting this morning, but no one did!
Ooh, goody, I have another one...You know you're a fan when your Investment Club is considering investing in a company called "Quicksilver" and someone asks, "What do they do," and you almost reply "Sounds like a really good broomstick!"
When you are hoping that you can then bring up that you have a new Harry Potter license plate.
When you don't bring it up because everyone in your investment club is a muggle.
Loopy Lupin - Jul 23, 2004 9:50 am (#2313 of 2936)
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Don't let the muggles get you down. There will be plenty of opportunities to explain to the unenlightened what your plates mean.
Padfoot - Jul 23, 2004 9:55 am (#2314 of 2936)
Catherine, think of how many people who do read HP and smile when they see your Oblivia8 plates! They will know what it means and probably explain it to the unknowing people in the car with them.
Catherine - Jul 23, 2004 10:05 am (#2315 of 2936)
Thanks for the encouragement, Loopy and Padfoot!
I really liked driving to my meeting this morning. I was smiling to myself thinking, "Tee hee, I've got HP license plates!" I didn't even mind driving in the rain because I knew I was obliviating everyone in my path!
Loopy, I thought I had gotten my SPEW problem under control, but Homer in a kilt caused some unintentional monitor spraying. I'm glad to see that you're fulfilling the duties of "Prince of Spew!" I'm sure everyone else agrees with me. Heck, I agree with myself.
Liz Mann - Jul 23, 2004 10:22 am (#2316 of 2936)
Mare - how about this one:
Eponine - Jul 23, 2004 10:29 am (#2317 of 2936)
Catherine, I am also in NC, so if you ever see a crazy girl in a red saturn honking and waving, that would be me! I will keep a lookout for you and your oblivi8! By the way, whereabout in the state do you live?
Catherine - Jul 23, 2004 10:37 am (#2318 of 2936)
Hi, Eponine! I live in Greenville, NC, which is in the Eastern part of the state, about an 1 1/2 hours east of Raleigh.
makes note to self to look for girl in red Saturn!*
Eponine - Jul 23, 2004 10:52 am (#2319 of 2936)
I'm near Chapel Hill, but I have family farther east, so next time I'm out there, I'll look for you, ok?
Catherine - Jul 23, 2004 11:07 am (#2320 of 2936)
Catherine honks in reply to Eponine! *
megfox - Jul 23, 2004 11:58 am (#2321 of 2936)
...when after reading about Catherine's cool plates, I am tempted to now get vanity plates on my new car, and I think I want them to say "GRYFNDR". Unfortunately in Maine, we only get 7 letters...
Padfoot - Jul 23, 2004 12:16 pm (#2322 of 2936)
Want to hear something weird? I am listening to an 80s radio station and it is playing a song I have heard many times. I never knew the name of it until now. It's called: Lily was Here. How weird is that? Wonder if that means something (besides me being HP obsessed).
haymoni - Jul 23, 2004 6:08 pm (#2323 of 2936)
- when you are GRAVELY disappointed that your soon-to-be-11-year-old son does NOT want to have a Harry Potter themed party. He wants to have a sleep-over and play PS2 games all night. I argued "It's not every day your young man turns 11!" but alas, earwax.
Catherine - Jul 23, 2004 6:29 pm (#2324 of 2936)
Oh, Haymoni, EARWAX!
Your young man must be Confunded!
I'll send you a Strengthening Solution to deal with him!
--Catherine, who is tooling around with Harry Potter License Plates!
haymoni - Jul 23, 2004 6:40 pm (#2325 of 2936)
-when you are so happy for your Forum Friend who FINALLY gets to tool around with her HP vanity plates!
and I'll get over the birthday thing - I'll just poor a butterbeer and keep a pair of Extendable Ears handy. - 9 boys! TROUBLE!
- when you realize you still have a shot at a HP themed party with your 3-year-old. Book 7 should be out by the time she turns 11!
Liz Mann - Jul 24, 2004 8:42 am (#2326 of 2936)
...when you are really annoyed that PoA isn't coming out until the end of the year because you want it NOW!
Catherine - Jul 24, 2004 8:45 am (#2327 of 2936)
When you feel a little ashamed of yourself when you read on JKR's official site that she's going to have a baby, and you know you could be just the teensiest bit more pleased for her if she had already finished HBP!
Liz Mann - Jul 24, 2004 9:37 am (#2328 of 2936)
But she said that having the baby wouldn't interfere with the book.
Catherine - Jul 24, 2004 11:42 am (#2329 of 2936)
When even though she SAID it wouldn't interfere with the book, you are still worried it might, which means you need to sort out your priorities.!
tracie1976 - Jul 24, 2004 11:44 am (#2330 of 2936)
...when your dog keeps looking out the window at the next door neighbors, you want to re-name her Petunia.
Catherine - Jul 24, 2004 12:12 pm (#2331 of 2936)
Well, Tracie, the first three letters of Petunia ARE "Pet!" Is she skinny and blond like Aunt Petunia?
tracie1976 - Jul 24, 2004 2:17 pm (#2332 of 2936)
lol Catherine. No she's black and skinny.
Elanor - Jul 24, 2004 3:02 pm (#2333 of 2936)
... when you've just discovered this thread and said to yourself :"blimey, you're not the weirdo other sad Muggle people may think you are ! Here at last there are some people who feel just like you !"
... when you teach some of their first english lessons to 8 years old children and try to give spice to it by putting some HP's magic in it, and then suddenly a whole class look at you as if they never saw you before...
... each summer night, when you ear and see the barn-owl which lives in the medieval tower just in front of your bedroom and when his mere sight makes you smile...
timrew - Jul 24, 2004 3:31 pm (#2334 of 2936)
Liz: But she said that having the baby wouldn't interfere with the book.
So she'll still be writing in the Delivery Suite? You have to admire that lady!
Julia. - Jul 24, 2004 7:22 pm (#2335 of 2936)
When you feel a little ashamed of yourself when you read on JKR's official site that she's going to have a baby, and you know you could be just the teensiest bit more pleased for her if she had already finished HBP!--Catherine
...When you agree with Catherine ()
...When would like to add that you would be even more thrilled if she were done with book 7, becuase you're first reaction to the news was "Merlin's beard! We're never gonna gee book 7!"
Ozymandias - Jul 25, 2004 1:35 am (#2336 of 2936)
...when you're actually looking forward to your biology class. Why, you ask? Well, the professor is named Rickman, so of course I think of Snape, which leads me to the hope that I'll be learning how to brew fame, bottle glory and put a stopper in death.
Hey, I can dream, can't I.
Oh, and Catherine, I never congratulated you on getting your liscense plates, mostly because I can't spell licesne. See? Well, I'm glad you got them, at any rate.
Liz Mann - Jul 25, 2004 5:33 am (#2337 of 2936)
Tim - the baby's not due until next year. I think what she means is that she'll have finished it by then.
...when you get really angry when you read an article about Shadowmancer on TLC.
...when you get even more angry when you do a search on Shadowmancer and find a note from the author on one website saying how touched he was that his books meant so much to readers (I'm angry that people love the books).
Liz Mann - Jul 25, 2004 6:07 am (#2338 of 2936)
...when you do a websearch on Google to find out how many pro-Harry websites there are compared to how many anti-Harry ones.
...when you are pleased with your results. When I typed in 'Harry Pottter', it came up with 7,150,000 results. That probably includes both pro and anti-Potter. Then I did a search on 'anti Harry Potter' and it came up with 450,000. So if 450,000 of the original 7,500,000 are against HP, then the remaining 6,700,000 are for it.
JK Powers - Jul 25, 2004 6:58 am (#2339 of 2936)
I had a dream last night where I was at work, and getting ready to close up, when I realized, that it was near the end of book six and nothing at all had happened. Then I heard a noise at the back door, so I ran to the office with my dog and locked the door. As I got to the door, I turned and saw a dementor flying through the back hallway. At the time, I thought it was LV, but when I woke, I realized it was just a dementor. I think I've been spending too much time both at work and one this site.
Liz Mann - Jul 25, 2004 8:14 am (#2340 of 2936)
...when you are really happy when you find this website.
...when you are really annoyed because your mum won't let you have one.
...when you are also annoyed because you can't pay for it yourself seeing as your savings account (I don't have a bank account) only lets you make a couple of withdrawals during the first six months of the account. One of those withdrawals needs to be for Christmas and the other I might need in an emergency or if I go on holiday and need spending money.
Julia. - Jul 25, 2004 10:01 am (#2341 of 2936)
Hope that I'll be learning how to brew fame, bottle glory and put a stopper in death.-Ozy
...When you ask Ozy if she wants to learn to bottle fame and brew glory, and even put a stopper in death.
...When you then appoligize to Ozy for correcting him/her/it, but it's just in your nature as a Potty! Sorry Ozy! (By the way, are you a he, she or it?)
Ozymandias - Jul 25, 2004 3:50 pm (#2342 of 2936)
...when you realize that your quote was wrong after you posted it and hope nobody notices it.
...when you realize you should know better than that.
...when you're glad to be corrected because now you have it right.
No problem, Julia. I'm the same way. And I'm a she, though I'm a bit tempted to say I'm an it.
DJ Evans - Jul 25, 2004 4:30 pm (#2343 of 2936)
....when your Mom sees in the Sunday newspaper an article telling of a school, in the next big town over, that is having a Harry Potter Day to help celebrate Harry's B-day. Then she has to ruin your excitement, by telling you that it is for the 3rd & 4th graders at the school!!!!
....when you spend the rest of the afternoon trying to figure out ways to make yourself look like a 3rd or 4th grader!!!! Hmmmmm, wonder if I put my hair up in pig-tails and painted freckles on my face.....? Probably wouldn't work, huh?
.....when you realize how sad it is for a 47 year old to be thinking that way!!! Even though you live in such a remote/backward area, that whenever you see them having "ANYTHING" to do with HP you just want to be a part of it!!!!
Hermionefan(#1) - Jul 25, 2004 5:20 pm (#2344 of 2936)
... when you actually start clapping and saying "yay" when Catherine gets her license plates.
… when you get home from camp and the first thing you want to do is go to the Forum.
… when you have another dream, but it’s really weird. It didn’t really have anything to do with HP, but this from my camp was wearing an American Idol shirt and I kept thinking “Wow! I’ve gotta tell everyone on the YKYAHPFW thread!” And then I registered the fact that American Idol has nothing to do with HP.
Julia. - Jul 25, 2004 7:42 pm (#2345 of 2936)
...When talking to your friends you refer to "The Wizard of Oz" as "an old muggle movie," and then register the fact that for some reason you refer to it as a "muggle movie" rather than just a "movie" and decide that you've been reading way too much fanfic.
...When you then realize that there's no such thing as too much fanfic!
Leila 2X4B - Jul 25, 2004 8:59 pm (#2346 of 2936)
...when you come back from a weekend away and are practically dying to go online and check the forum.
...when you run out and get a Spanish-English dictionary to ease the Potter translation.
...when you are slightly disappointed that you cannot hear Hagrid's accent in the Spanish edition.
...when you get the urge to write, and post, fanfic even though it never used to entice you.
...when that thought makes you nervous as heck.
Julia. - Jul 25, 2004 10:35 pm (#2347 of 2936)
Don't be nervous Leila! We're really nice to our fanfic writers, it takes guts to post something for the Potties to see, and we always respect that! Besides, have you ever read a negative review over on the FFF?
Elanor - Jul 25, 2004 11:20 pm (#2348 of 2936)
... when, in your class, a 8 years old kid has a new HP pencil and diary and the first thing you think is "wow ! I want the same !" and then you try hard not to think of confiscating it because he plays with it, when the only real reason would be to have a better look at it... It's hard sometimes not to be a "Snape-ish" (can I say that?) teacher...
Liz Mann - Jul 26, 2004 6:32 am (#2349 of 2936)
...when you've decided you want to dress up as a wizard for Harry's birthday even though you won't be going anywhere.
...when you are willing to spend forty something pounds on a cloak (but your mum isn't ).
freshwater - Jul 26, 2004 6:45 am (#2350 of 2936)
Elanor: welcome to the forum! I'm a teacher, too. You have a medieval tower outside your bedroom window?!?! I'm soooooo jealous!
Liz: I bought a full length cloak with a hood (bottle green...teehee) about ten years ago (now you know how odd I really am) and wear it every fall and winter. It's much less confining than a coat and great fun to wear. Tell your mom, "A thing of beauty is a joy forever" and that you plan on wearing it for the rest of your life....that way the 'investment' of so much $$$ makes good sense.
...when you go to see PoA for the 7th time even though one week from that day you will be in Ottawa at Convention Alley (sponsored by HP for Grown-Ups) celebrating Harry's birthday with a party and viewing PoA with a room full of Potties!!!
... when you realize immediately that the other folks in the theatre haven't read book 3 because they are amazed and amused by things we've known about for years: Aunt Marge blowing up, Hermione hitting Draco, etc.
...when you enjoy hearing the other movie-goers enjoying PoA, laughing at all of the right parts, and reacting to the gross or scary parts.
...when you are sad to be away from the forum for 9 days on your NY-Canada trip....but are also excited that there will be so many new posts to read when you return home.
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Liz Mann - Jul 26, 2004 7:08 am (#2351 of 2936)
You actually wear it out and about?
Eponine - Jul 26, 2004 7:09 am (#2352 of 2936)
Freshwater, the second time I went to see the movie, there were these kids behind us who had obviously not read the book either. I was so amused by their reactions to things. Especially in the Shrieking Shack when Sirius showed up. They all gasped very loudly and freaked out. It was cute.
Edit: My brother-in-law saw the movie, but has not read the books. I was complaining about them leaving out the Marauder's backstory, and had to catch myself from revealing anything important. Like how sad I was when Harry realizes what Sirius is, because I know he's just going to lose him in two years anyway.
septentrion - Jul 26, 2004 7:42 am (#2353 of 2936)
when you have your first HP dream. In fact I dreamt I spoke to JKR and she wanted to become my friend. No objection of course !
when you've been to Amnéville zoo in eastern France and have insisted to see the reptile house even if it was crowded just because you wonder if you won't see a vanishing glass. I didn't see a vanishing glass but I saw a basilisk (real basilisk are lizards)and I read the word "boomslang" on a poster. I even didn't know boomslang were real snakes ! They're told to be very venomous and lethal.
tracie1976 - Jul 26, 2004 8:24 am (#2354 of 2936)
...when you are happy that you got a lap top so you can check the forum while cleaning your daughter's filthy room.
...when you realize that you can't update your fanfic because its on the other computer.
...when you take a break to look at all your daugther's HP stuff hanging on her wall.
...when you find your daughter's toy wand and your upset because it doesn't work because the batteries are dead.
Elanor - Jul 26, 2004 8:28 am (#2355 of 2936)
Hi Freshwater ! In fact, I live in a small town in France (Charlieu) where there is a really beautiful Romanesque abbey (most of it from the XIth - XIIth centuries to the Renaissance period). A huge tower had been built close by the abbey in 1180 to protect it. When I was a kid we were living just in front of the abbey. After the university, I was missing the town, so I came back to live here and now I rent a flat with a beautiful view of it. I'll try to put a picture of it instead of mine if you want to see it. And every evening, the last thing I do, is to have a look at it, and just to ear the owl makes me really happy ! I'd wish I could befriend her... What do you teach by the way ?
... when you're so happy that some other people understand that sort of things.
... when 3 weeks ago you also hesitated to buy a cloak and regreted afterwards not to have done it.
... when you picture yourself at this zoo, Septentrion, and whish you could have been there too! (where do you live incidentally ?)
septentrion - Jul 26, 2004 8:38 am (#2356 of 2936)
I live in northern France but I was in Lorraine this week-end to visit a friend.
Star Crossed - Jul 26, 2004 11:23 am (#2357 of 2936)
I AM BACK! Woo, I was in New York City (Is that where Wagner College is?) for the weekend for a Regional Youth Gathering.
...when on the bus ride to New York, you tell one girl that she's like Peter Pettigrew because she has no right hand. (She actually did, but they were being immature by lifting up the headrests on the seats, then jamming their hands down it, and stuffing the rest over their hand.
...when you're sitting in a lounge waiting for Reflection Time to start, and you catch something that says 'Warts', and you lean over the banister to get a better glimpse. Turns out on the floor below me was a woman with a Hogwarts shirt on. It said 'Hogwarts' on the back in Harry Potter font, and on the front, was the Hogwarts crest on the upper right side. I literally leaned over the banister as far as I could, pointed, and said, "Oh my gosh!" She looked over at me and waved, and I didn't bother to wave back or even stop pointing, until I remembered my manners. Instead of waving, I shouted, "You're wearing a Harry Potter shirt!" Turns out she got it at Hot Topic. We had a lovely little chat. Turns out PoA is her favourite book, too. Then, the girl I was talking to beforehand, said, "Oh, I can't wait for Prisoner of Azkaban to come out." I turn to her, give her a mini-glare, and say it's already out, she says, "Oh, well, I like the one with the maze." I manage to not yell at her, and actually calmly tell her (With my teeth sort of clenched, that she meant Goblet of Fire. She got back in my good graces, sort of. I shall explain later for that. ANYWAYS, as I walked out of the building, my other friend said to me, "Hogwarts...isn't that from Disney land?"
...when asked what your high and low was in your Reflection Group, you say your high was seeing that woman's shirt, and your low was the girl thinking Hogwarts was in Disney land. But I was happy because most of them said, "No, duh, that's from Harry Potter! Who doesn't know that?"
...when the girl who cannot tell her books apart left her toothbrush in the bathroom and you see it's Hermione Granger, just by seeing jeans and a shirt with messy hair. I didn't even see the robe or wand until I turned it at a different angle. I went to breakfast that morning, and asked all the girls on my floor who brushed their teeth, and they said they all did, so I asked "Who left their toothbrush on the sink?" It was the girl, but she got in my bad graces again when she said she didn't even know who it was.
...when the first thing you did when you got back on the computer was quick check your email (I somehow had 21 emails. o.0), read the updated chapters of fics you read (All HP, of course), and then come here. Took me until now to actually read all the posts. Wait, that's a lie. I still have to read the movie posts and if there are any unsorted messageboards.
ShelterGirl - Jul 26, 2004 11:40 am (#2358 of 2936)
...you're seriously considering getting out your wand and screaming "Silencio!" at the landscaping crew electrically trimming hedges around your apartment.
Padfoot - Jul 26, 2004 1:39 pm (#2359 of 2936)
...When watching tv last night I noticed one of the characters' middle name was Hermione. It is not a name I hear often, so I had to report that here. (She looked nothing like our dear Hermione.)
Liz Mann - Jul 26, 2004 2:54 pm (#2360 of 2936)
...when you are really annoyed because Bloomsbury are doing a competition to meet J.K. at the Edinburgh Book Festival and ask her a question, but you have to be sixteen or under! Grrrrrrrr!
Star Crossed - Jul 26, 2004 7:00 pm (#2361 of 2936)
Sixteen or under? This is new to me. If it doesn't pain you, care to elaborate?
haymoni - Jul 27, 2004 5:52 am (#2362 of 2936)
Star Crossed - go to The Leaky Cauldron - they have the info there.
Catherine - Jul 27, 2004 10:40 am (#2363 of 2936)
When Loopy Lupin says that you are a member of the "Insufferable know-it-all" club, and you are flattered.
When you nip down here to post this information right away.
Liz Mann - Jul 27, 2004 10:49 am (#2364 of 2936)
...when you go the hospital to visit your grandmother and her stitches remind you of the whole fiasco Mr Weasley had when he tried them.
...when you wonder if St Mungo's looks as drab as regular hospitals.
...when you go in a shop looking for pyjamas but are more interested in the school uniforms they have so you can get the shirt and skirt part of your Hogwarts uniform.
...when you can't just buy a shirt, you have to find out if the ones in the movie are long or short sleeved, and what kind of pleats the skirts have.
...when you come on the internet to find out.
Star Crossed - Jul 27, 2004 12:26 pm (#2365 of 2936)
Almost positive, like 99.9999% they are long sleeved.
Loopy Lupin - Jul 27, 2004 1:06 pm (#2366 of 2936)
When Loopy Lupin says that you are a member of the "Insufferable know-it-all" club, and you are flattered.-- Catherine Allen
When you are astounded that Catherine didn't realize that, along with yourself, she's one of the charter members.
Elanor - Jul 27, 2004 2:00 pm (#2367 of 2936)
When you laugh all alone just because you found in your mail box a spam from "Trevor" concerning "free vacations", and you wonder how on earth this poor Trevor had finally ended there, sending spams... Just picture it, you'll see...
Kasse - Jul 28, 2004 6:28 am (#2368 of 2936)
Hey everyone I am new to the forum. ... you know you are a fan when you start asking everyone you know if they have seen POA and when they say no you offer to go with them just so that you can see it again.
Catherine - Jul 28, 2004 6:32 am (#2369 of 2936)
Hi Kasse, welcome. I know what you mean.
You know you are a fan when your kids don't want to go see the movie with you for a fourth time because they want to see something new.
Kasse - Jul 28, 2004 7:50 am (#2370 of 2936)
Thank you Catherine.......You are a fan when you are jumping p and down with excitement at work because your HP book series with the adult covers just arrived.
RowanRising - Jul 28, 2004 10:02 am (#2371 of 2936)
....when you decide that your daughter will definately be named Emmaline- even though you're not married and don't have a boyfriend...
Liz Mann - Jul 28, 2004 10:37 am (#2372 of 2936)
...when you read Kasse's post and suddenly realise that you meant to see PoA one last time today (I found out yesterday that it's still on but only two performances a day). The thing is, it's too late now. I've missed them both. Oh well, there's always tomorrow.
tracie1976 - Jul 28, 2004 12:13 pm (#2373 of 2936)
...when your 4 year old sees a picture of and he points and says thats Harry Potter.
...when your husband finally accepts that you have to voice your opinion on one of the thread here.
Padfoot - Jul 28, 2004 12:33 pm (#2374 of 2936)
...When someone on another thread says Sirius is evil and you get miffed and need to stand up for Sirius since he can't as he is behind the veil. Then you realize of course that Sirius is a fictional character and that not everyone has to like him. Still, Sirius is one of my favorite characters and is not evil!
Leila 2X4B - Jul 28, 2004 12:41 pm (#2375 of 2936)
...when you see a sign in your College library that says Know It All and you think of Hermione.
...when you see a sign on the Elementry school on campus that says Make Your Mark and you think of poor little Mark Evans and how he never will make his mark.
Liz Mann - Jul 28, 2004 12:56 pm (#2376 of 2936)
Evil? There is a difference between not liking him and saying that he's evil. Or have they only seen trailers for the third movie?
...when you see the heading "Harry Potter Film Boosts Time Warner" and think for one wonderful moment that it says "Harry Potter Film Time Boosted" (i.e. they've lengthened the GoF movie).
...when you are disappointed when you realise what it really says.
Padfoot - Jul 28, 2004 1:30 pm (#2377 of 2936)
Liz, go check out the Snape thread and look at the recent posts. The word evil was used.
I wish they would lengthen the movie GoF. Of course I say that and I have no idea what length they are planning on. But it could always be longer right?!
Liz Mann - Jul 28, 2004 2:45 pm (#2378 of 2936)
...when you see an advert for the Disney Channel Kids Awards, saying the nominations for Best Movie, and PoA is the first one on the list, and you're really happy.
...when you are completely dismayed when you find out it's up against Shrek 2, Finding Nemo, Pirates of the Caribbean and Return of the King!!
...when you are now going to go to the Disney Channel website and vote for PoA.
haymoni - Jul 28, 2004 5:43 pm (#2379 of 2936)
- Here, here, Liz! I think it is the most important thing I'll do all evening! *Looks around to see if someone will say, "Surely not!"*
Kasse - Jul 28, 2004 8:06 pm (#2380 of 2936)
oh I will go and vote too! Every little vote counts!
Elanor - Jul 29, 2004 4:25 am (#2381 of 2936)
... when you want to take some paracetamol and you read on the box that one of the manufacturers is named SQUIBB !!! And, suddenly, you realize why medecines aren't that effective... May St Mungo help us !
RowanRising - Jul 29, 2004 8:01 am (#2382 of 2936)
...when you see an adorable little red-haired boy at Home Depot and have to stop yourself from asking his mom if he's named Ron....
Padfoot - Jul 29, 2004 8:20 am (#2383 of 2936)
...When you discuss the IMAX PoA with your checkout clerk at the grocery store.
Catherine - Jul 29, 2004 11:13 am (#2384 of 2936)
When you can report about HBP to your grocery bag boy, who asks you for updates every time you see him.
When the teenage clerk scanning your groceries rolls her eyes at the two of you.
When you think about her, "Oh, dry up, you great prune!"
Kasse - Jul 29, 2004 11:33 am (#2385 of 2936)
......when you scream out loud at work in frustration because you just found out that MTV has postponed the Goblet of Fire behind the scenes piece which was supposed to air on TRL.
Liz Mann - Jul 29, 2004 11:34 am (#2386 of 2936)
It's postponed it??
...when you are present at the last showing of PoA at your local cinema. Unfortunately, it was spoiled a bit by the fact that I was starving through two third of it.
...when you spend a large portion of it imagining becoming an 'assistant director' for a future movie and being responsible for them not doing anything fans will find annoying.
...when you are annoyed because you know this will never happen. Waaaaa!
haymoni - Jul 29, 2004 12:02 pm (#2387 of 2936)
- when you read a news item about Superman and misread "Daily Planet" as "Daily Prophet"!!!
tracie1976 - Jul 29, 2004 3:48 pm (#2388 of 2936)
...when you are looking for something and you start yelling "Accio"
haymoni - Jul 29, 2004 3:50 pm (#2389 of 2936)
- when you smile when you see your gas oven - thanks, Sherbie!
Catherine - Jul 29, 2004 3:55 pm (#2390 of 2936)
When you make sure your blinds are drawn, b/c of Sherbie!
When you double check yourself in the mirror before answering the door!!
When you are really glad that Sherbie warned you about "Northern Exposure!"
When you think that Shebie will never have to tip anyone else who comes to her doorstep :-)
wormsé - Jul 29, 2004 4:16 pm (#2391 of 2936)
... When you go to the mall with a friend and buy both "Quidditch Through The Ages" and "Fantastic Beasts...", then proceed to talk to the check-out lady about PoA and what you thought of it. Then, just before you leave, you rush back and buy two little boxes of Bertie Botts. (Believe me, I had fun making my dad eat them...)
Hollywand - Jul 29, 2004 7:20 pm (#2392 of 2936)
When you read posts of other Members of the Order of the Lexicon that describe themselves head-banging, lamp/head banging and ironing their own hands and wonder just how many house elves belong to the Lexicon....Hmmm, timrew and SPEW, hmmmm.....am I at SPEW Central?
Eponine - Jul 29, 2004 8:21 pm (#2393 of 2936)
When HP related things start showing up in you non-HP related dreams. I was having a dream that zombies were chasing me, and I thought, "Why don't I just disapparate to get away from them?" So I did.
Julia. - Jul 29, 2004 9:05 pm (#2394 of 2936)
...When reading this forum is making you seriously consider joining SPEW.
...When considering joining SPEW has taught you not to drink anything while reading the forum.
...When everytime you approach an automaticly opening door you strech out your arm and say 'Alohamora!'
Scarlet Seer - Jul 29, 2004 9:28 pm (#2395 of 2936)
...when you're listening to LOTR in the background and mishear "Lord Aragorn" as "Lord Aragog."
Liz Mann - Jul 30, 2004 4:09 am (#2396 of 2936)
...when you've had another HP dream. Let's see... oh yeah, I think a dragon ate Umbridge. At least I think it was Umbridge. The people in it at that point looked like Sims and I kept zooming in and out on them.
...when you are happy when you find a website that gives you the basis for an arguement as to why HP does not promote Wicca (it could come in handy if I ever meet someone who believes it does, because I would love to prove them wrong). The website, by the way, is [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Padfoot - Jul 30, 2004 9:16 am (#2397 of 2936)
...When you read about what happened to Catherine's Daisy and get mad on Daisy's behalf despite never having met her. *Crucio evil groomer*
Catherine - Jul 30, 2004 9:30 am (#2398 of 2936)
When you feel better because you have vented your anger at the groomer on the HP forum chat thread.
When you can tell by people's responses to your dog's plight that they, at least, have sorted out their priorities!
*Waves to Padfoot!*
Padfoot - Jul 30, 2004 9:40 am (#2399 of 2936)
Edited by Jul 30, 2004 9:40 am
*waves back to Catherine*
I have a friend who has a Shih-Tzu. So I had to e-mail her and tell her all about Daisy. I know she will be equally mad as she would never shave a dog because it looked "too hot". So I guess YKYAHPLF when you have to tell your friends about the plight of Daisy, a forum friend's dog!
Acceber - Jul 30, 2004 10:20 am (#2400 of 2936)
...when you have never been drinking anything while reading this Forum, and you never plan to because you don't feel like cleaning up your monitor.
...when your goal of one item of YKYAHPLFW per day at camp was achieved and you are so very proud of yourself.
...when you can type YKYAHPLFW really fast without making any mistakes.
I made a handwritten list of the items, but I haven't posted it here for fear of taking up too much room. So if anyone wants to see it, I'll type it into Word and email it to you. If enough people want to see it, I'll type it into here.
Last edited by John Bumbledore on Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:56 pm; edited 2 times in total
Anna L. Black - Jul 30, 2004 10:33 am (#2401 of 2936)
I say - type it here, there's nothing wrong with a good long healthy post
Padfoot - Jul 30, 2004 10:49 am (#2402 of 2936)
Yes, please do Becca.
Susurro Notities - Jul 30, 2004 11:26 am (#2403 of 2936)
YKYAHPLFF when you can't stay away.
Little Ginny - Jul 30, 2004 11:55 am (#2404 of 2936)
YKYAHPF when you have a really wonderful dream in which you solve the crucial clue for book six, and you wake up and don't know why you're so happy, and then you realize that there is no one in the books called Regine, and no cryptic Latin remark by Dumbledore, so you most probably did not solve the crucial clue (beware of Regine Weasley! she is the one who is controlling Percy- she was, at least, before I woke up!).
septentrion - Jul 30, 2004 12:31 pm (#2405 of 2936)
when you have a dream with Snape in it..and can't remember what it was about. Well, it wasn't a "in detention with Snape" dream
Kasse - Jul 30, 2004 12:48 pm (#2406 of 2936)
...when you dream about people on the Lex whom you have never even seen, I guess that is what happens when you got to bed after being in the chat room for ages.
Czarina II - Jul 30, 2004 1:31 pm (#2407 of 2936)
...when you hear that the newly-appointed Canadian Minister for Foreign Affairs is named Pierre Pettigrew and decide that he looks very rat-like.
...when you yell out "Accio!" in exasperation every time you can't find something.
...when you start Sorting everybody you meet into the appropriate House.
...when you start Sorting fellow Forum members into appropriate Houses.
...when you start to think of Forum members as talking avatars if they haven't posted a picture of themselves.
...when if a Forum member has no avatar, you make up one for them.
...when you look forward to someone on the Forum's opinion on something, or for them to crack a joke about it.
...when you write fanfiction and post it on the Lexicon FanFiction Forum because you like the fact that everthing has to be rated G or PG.
...when you hear Broadway lyrics and immediate try to think of a Harry Potter use for them, if not, try to think of an appropriate Harry Potter parody.
Star Crossed - Jul 30, 2004 3:05 pm (#2408 of 2936)
...when you want to cry that they didn't show the GoF preview. And that you had to watch an hour of TRL for absolutely nothing.
Anyone have a support group?
thetheatre62442 - Jul 30, 2004 7:18 pm (#2409 of 2936)
...when you hear Broadway lyrics and immediate try to think of a Harry Potter use for them, if not, try to think of an appropriate Harry Potter parody. -Czarina II
...when you hear Broadway lyrics and turn them into Harry Potter related.
...when you have a dream about Gred and Forge giving you the Marauder's Map and then bawling into your shoulder when it starts to call them nasty troublemakers. [It was so sad!!]
**I think everyone on here should check out the musical 'Wicked'! It's all magic-ified... for example, one song it called 'The Wizard and I'. It's brilliant!***
Eponine - Jul 30, 2004 8:34 pm (#2410 of 2936)
When someone mentions the full moon and your first thought is, "I do hope Remus has taken his potion today."
Elanor - Jul 30, 2004 11:34 pm (#2411 of 2936)
... when you read in Czarina's post the name of the Canadian minister Pierre Pettigrew and find that news amazing because "Pierre" is the french word for "Peter"...
... when today (it is already july, 31, here in France !) is one your best friends birthday and he doesn't realize at all he has the luck of sharing it with HP ! And you decide it is the best day to try again convincing him to read the books !
...when you come to this site to share a huge virtual birthday cake with Potties from all around the world and find this really brilliant !
...when you realize that when it is Harry's birthday, it is somehow the birthday of each Potty worthy of the name !
Kasse - Jul 30, 2004 11:36 pm (#2412 of 2936)
Star crossed - yeah I was really disappointed too, maybe we should start a support group.
Eponine - It was a full moon over here tonight and I looked at it and thought of Remus too.
..... you know you are a HP fan when you go to see "The Village" and the talk about 'those we do not speak of' and it reminds you of 'he who shall not be named'
......When you see Brendan Gleeson in "The VIllage" and throughout the whole movie all you can think is, that's Mad-Eye Moody'
Liz Mann - Jul 31, 2004 4:35 am (#2413 of 2936)
I just came on here and saw that there was 88 unread posts on this thread! Then I realised that was because I hadn't logged in.
...when you are ashamed to be making mistakes like this but tell everybody about it anyway.
Acceber - Jul 31, 2004 5:52 pm (#2414 of 2936)
Edited by S.E. Jones Sep 8, 2004 8:19 pm
OK, you asked for it, here's the list, 37 at-camp items plus a few more since I got back. Ready, set, type:
...when you're bringing all your Harry-related books to camp with you.
...when you're also bringing your Gryffindor scarf, Gathering shirt, and the Forum's URL to hand out to fellow Potties.
...when you weigh all the books you're bringing and you're amazed to find they weigh ten pounds.
...when your mum gives you another bag to carry them in.
...when you're playing Geography, you get a "D" and you're stumped, so you say hopefully, "Diagon Alley?"
...when a cabinmate is holidng her fork during a "Freeze" and macaroni and cheese is slowly dripping off of it and you are irrestibly reminded of Professor Sprout's reaction after the Death Eaters escaped from Azkaban.
...when you wear your Gathering shirt and 1)are excited when your friend knows what the Hogwarts crest is and 2) take great pride in explaining where you got it to a group of people.
...when a cabinmate notices a huge serpent at your brother camp and you mutter, "Kelpie."
...when you stop in the camp office for something, see a computer that campers can't use, and you have an urge to grab it from the person using it and go on the Forum.
...when you realize your feet are dangling about a foot from the ground and you think you're Flitwick.
...when you see the words, "stand and fight" in a book you're reading and you're confused because they aren't followed by, "you yellow-bellied mongrels."
...when you see the word, "lumbago" in the same book and think Perkins.
...when you hear someone yell, "Look, I'm Harry Potter," you look over and are disgusted to see she's riding a broom oddly in a way that does not resemble Harry at all.
...when a chicken on the farm appears to be strutting and you know that if you were Snape, you'd think it was James or Harry.
...when you were planning to be Hermione for the 4th of July (we always dress up), but you decide to do it for the 'be your favorite book or movie character' social instead.
...when you wish JKR had given us Hermione's wand information so you could find a stick that met the requirements.
...when a few people compliment you on your costume and you want to hug them.
...when a some people thought you were Harry, not Hermione, and you want to kill them. I was wearing a skirt, flip flops, and carrying a book for Merlin's sake! Would Harry do that?!
...when your eyes bulge Luna-like at the following, "...Her mind leapt about, trying to think of worse things to call him...'You lowdown, cowardly, nasty, stinking thing!' And because she could not think of anything crushing enough, she drew back her arm and slapped him across the mouth..."-p. 325, Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell I wonder where Steve Kloves got, "You foul, loathsome, evil little cockroach!" *slap* from.
...when you're playing a game where everyone has to say random things they did on a certain day (not real things) and you say, "I was eating chipolatas with my friend Derek."
...when a cabinmate has to sneeze and she says she didn't take another bite because she would spew food everywhere and you think, "Not spew. SPEW."
...when a friend's tennis racket says Slazenger and you keep reading it as Salazar.
...when you've signed your last three letters Love from rather than just Love.
...when you realize your writing is small and cramped and you compare it to Snape's.
...when some people in your cabin are talking about The O.C., someone mentioned they hate Mischa Barton so they don't watch, and you know of a Forum member who would disagree with her.
...when the first part of a two-part "If" statement is, "If your socks don't match," you want the second part to be, "Pretend you're Dobby" and you're disappointed when it really is, "Stand in a flower bed."
...when a question your whole cabin is answering is, "If you could be a character in any book or movie, who would you be?" you answer Hermione, and are disappointed that someone else did too! The nerve! As if they know half the things about Harry you do.
...when, to prove this point, you tell everyone you can answer any question about Harry, book or movie. I was asked the following: Is GoF the fourth or fifth book? (by a non-reader of course) and What is Albus Dumbledore's full name? The person who asked the second question said later they didn't know the answer themselves .
...when someone went to check the mail last Sunday and you said, "No post on Sundays."
...when a friend wondered what a caretaker was and you could tell her solely because of Filch's description.
...when you're elated someone agrees with you that the HbP is Mark Evans.*
...when you've had several talks with same person about Harry and they've made you very happy.
...when another question your whole cabin is answering is, "What was your most memorable dream?" and you know of many Harry would say.
...when somneone who has limited space while packing waves around a UK copy of OoP that her grandmother sent her and she didn't really want, saying, "Who wants it?" and you pounce on it.
...when this means you can check off another box on the obsession quiz.
...when the book is your best free present ever.
...when your whole first morning back is devoted to reading the Forum.
That's the list. You said you wanted it. Now for the at-home:
...when you're at a movie and you hope you can find some Harry-related names in the credits. You did, someone's last name was Greengrass and someone's full name was Oliver Wood.
...when this post is your longest ever.
*This was, of course, after I found out the new title and before I found out Mark Evans wasn't going to be important. Snail mail travels slowly.
->Edited for a rather, er, bad typo.<- SE Jones
Star Crossed - Jul 31, 2004 7:41 pm (#2415 of 2936)
...when you're at a movie and you hope you can find some Harry-related names in the credits. You did, someone's last name was Greengrass and someone's full name was Oliver Wood.
By any chance, Acceber, were you watching Freaky Friday with Lindsay Lohan? I saw his name in that movie.
Acceber - Aug 1, 2004 3:30 am (#2416 of 2936)
Nope, I was at The Bourne Suprememacy, Aly. Maybe it's the same guy...cool!
Catherine - Aug 1, 2004 6:57 am (#2417 of 2936)
When you think that Acceber should win the House Cup for her fan musings!
When you are happy that she posted her list.
When you really want her free copy of the UK OoP, but realize that it's silly to be jealous.
When you think that the girl who didn't want her copy needs to sort out her priorities, or must be mental!
Liz Mann - Aug 1, 2004 9:00 am (#2418 of 2936)
I agree with that last one, Catherine.
...when you read the whole of Acceber's list.
Marie E. - Aug 1, 2004 11:26 am (#2419 of 2936)
This is really my friend's fan moment but I had to post it...
...when you're at the Batman show at Six Flags and you see someone sitting at the top, alone, and you wonder if it's Winky sitting next to Barty Crouch Jr.
scully jones - Aug 1, 2004 7:37 pm (#2420 of 2936)
... When you think it's funny that the good guy's name in The Village is Lucius.
Star Crossed - Aug 2, 2004 6:57 am (#2421 of 2936)
...When Vball Man says 'Scar Connection', and you read it as 'Star Crossed', and actually say what out loud.
Kasse - Aug 2, 2004 7:00 am (#2422 of 2936)
Scully - I agee
...... When you are having dreams about GOF the movie
ShelterGirl - Aug 2, 2004 8:17 am (#2423 of 2936)
When you are listening to and watching your dog dream, and wonder if Sirius ever chased rabbits in his sleep while making tiny barking noises...
Padfoot - Aug 2, 2004 9:14 am (#2424 of 2936)
...When your Grandma points out a flower form the car window that looks like Lupin and you look quickly for a flower in the shape of Remus only to be dissapointed. Wrong Lupin.
Acceber, I noticed the same names in the Bourne Identity back when that was out.
...When you spend the weekend with 4 red headed teenage boys (second cousins) and really want to ask if they are related to the Weasleys.
Catherine - Aug 2, 2004 10:06 am (#2425 of 2936)
When you read good suggestions on the Forum that perhaps your shaved dog needs a jumper, and you are thrilled that your dog was mentioned in the same sentence as a Britishism.
When you wish you could use Shrinking Solution or a Shrinking charm to shrink a sweater for Daisy instead of just going to the Pet Store.
When you start think that your bald dog is like a house elf who needs clothes.
When you decide that Daisy's nose looks more like Winky's than Dobby's.
When you resolve to keep Daisy away from Butterbeer while she's depressed about her fur.
When two of your biggest obsessions--Harry Potter and Shih-Tzus--collide on this thread.
When you actually post your musings about this and know that folks out there will understand! :-)
tracie1976 - Aug 2, 2004 12:11 pm (#2426 of 2936)
...when your son spots Bertie Botts in the grocery store and he wants them and you don't turn him down.
Liz Mann - Aug 2, 2004 12:15 pm (#2427 of 2936)
...when you have a dream where you're in a book shop and you're looking for HP books (they only had the new paperback OotP and some of the special editions).
...when you are amused to see the name Mark Evans on the credits of a film.
...when you are trying to find out if a website that makes cloaks and clobes (a mix between a cloak and a robe, like what they wear in the movies) will make a HP-style one for you.
...when you are looking for proper art supplies so that you can try and teach yourself to draw in order to do HP fan art.
TwinklingBlueEyes - Aug 2, 2004 2:23 pm (#2428 of 2936)
When your family thinks the Lexicon page is your new background? That's all they ever see on my screen!
Eponine - Aug 2, 2004 5:02 pm (#2429 of 2936)
When every time you read or hear about someone with grey eyes, you automatically think they're marked for death.
Julia. - Aug 2, 2004 8:32 pm (#2430 of 2936)
...When reading Lord of the Rings you get to the line "Do not meddle in the affirs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger" you think of Schoff's second line of "Do not meddle in the affirs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with kecthup."
Chris. - Aug 3, 2004 1:10 pm (#2431 of 2936)
...whne there's a birthday cake to be ate, and I'm on the Forum!
Catherine - Aug 3, 2004 1:51 pm (#2432 of 2936)
When your daughter picks the Harry Potter birthday cake!
When her favorite present is the Knight Bus Lego set.
When you are excited about both of these items.
When you are tempted to say, "Have a very Harry Birthday."
When you are hoping that your daughter will let you have the Harry figurine on her cake, but you highly doubt it.
Czarina II - Aug 3, 2004 2:02 pm (#2433 of 2936)
When you look forward to all your coffee breaks and lunch hour so you can read the forum.
Liz Mann - Aug 3, 2004 2:41 pm (#2434 of 2936)
...when you choose cake over an apple and you mum says, "She needs to sort out her priorities."
...when you have to get her to repeat it.
...when you thank her because now you have something to say on the forum.
Elanor - Aug 3, 2004 3:51 pm (#2435 of 2936)
...when a friend has just brought you back from his holidays a magnificent quill and you love it !
... when you know the first thing you'll do tomorrow is to find some parchment to try it !
freshwater - Aug 3, 2004 5:30 pm (#2436 of 2936)
....when you've been out of town for 9 days and the second thing you check on your computer (the first was e-mail) is the Lexicon Forum.
.....when you go right to the YKYAHPFW thread and are delighted that there are 85 new posts to read because they are always so much fun!
....when you are attending Convention Alley in Ottawa (July 30-Aug. 1) and meet Steve Vander Ark (!!!!) and actually get to hold and read his 4 copies of Daily Prophets written in the '90's by JKR for a fanclub (since disbanded). They are LOL funny: especially the lonely heart's column, the classified ads and the quidditch reports. He's looking to get permission from "Jo's" lawyers to post them on the Lexicon. Keep your fingers crossed!
....when, during Lexicon Steve's presentation on wizarding 'sites' in Britain, you can't resist asking, "Do you have GPS coordinates for any of these sites?" His answer, of course: "My GPS mysteriously stopped working in that area." (**grin**)
Star Crossed - Aug 3, 2004 8:15 pm (#2437 of 2936)
...when after feeling quite crummy, you go to the forum and are cheered up by all the posts and discussions.
...when you go over to your friend's house, and her kid brother is watching TV, and you see a cartoon of a woman with red hair and green eyes and a man with a great tan and black hair, and think of Sirius and Lily. Then you see them kiss and wonder if fanfiction has gotten out of control.
septentrion - Aug 4, 2004 12:47 am (#2438 of 2936)
...when you wonder if Crookshanks isn't wandering in the neck of your woods because you've met a ginger cat while going to work, a ginger cat with tangled fur.
Leila 2X4B - Aug 4, 2004 2:01 am (#2439 of 2936)
...when you hear your boyfriend yelling loudly to,not at, his mom and you cannot resist, but to say, "honey I thought I heard your dulcet tones". ...when your daughter keeps calling the Yankees "foul little cockroaches just like Malfoy" and you cannot help but smile.
Padfoot - Aug 4, 2004 8:28 am (#2440 of 2936)
...When you are out with a friend and the subject of stoat sandwiches comes up and she asks if this is a "Harry Potter thing". Haha. We were not talking about HP at all. Well... it comes up in different conversations from time to time. But really, I never purposely start those discussions. They *magically* appear.
Catherine - Aug 4, 2004 8:36 am (#2441 of 2936)
When you are lighting the candles on your daughter's Harry Potter Birthday Cake, and one candle tips over and nearly sets Harry afire and you think, "Harry got gashed by the Horntail. It was Cedric who got set on fire..."
When you are relieved that the Harry Potter figurine on the cake is unharmed.
Eponine - Aug 4, 2004 9:05 am (#2442 of 2936)
When you are reading a book and the words "joint" and "writing" appear in the same paragraph and you immediately think of Gilderoy.
Denise P. - Aug 4, 2004 10:25 am (#2443 of 2936)
When you are playing the game "Bookworm" and get a giggle fit when you discover you can spell the word SPEW
Catherine - Aug 4, 2004 11:28 am (#2444 of 2936)
When you giggle at Denise spelling the word SPEW, and are glad that you did not actually spew onto your monitor.
Annika - Aug 4, 2004 1:49 pm (#2445 of 2936)
When your 2 1/2 year old child can clearly say Harry Potter and Wingardium Leviosa
I Am Used Vlad - Aug 4, 2004 1:54 pm (#2446 of 2936)
Is Bookworm anything like Boggle, Denise? I played Boggle with my non-Potty relatives while on vacation, and scored many points for HP related words. None of my family knows what a git or a prat is.
...when reading Harry Potter helps you win games.
Denise P. - Aug 4, 2004 1:57 pm (#2447 of 2936)
Sam, yep. There is an online version of Bookworm that you can play (free) at Pop Cap Games We actually have the gameboy version of it and that is what I was playing. The kids are always fighting over who has Bookworm so I had planned to get Boggle for a Christmas gift.
Liz Mann - Aug 4, 2004 2:00 pm (#2448 of 2936)
...when you are jealous of Freshwater for getting to go to the Ottowa Convention and and meet Lexicon Steve.
Catherine - Aug 4, 2004 2:10 pm (#2449 of 2936)
When you are jealous that Liz posted her jealousy that Freshwater went to convention before you did!
I Am Used Vlad - Aug 4, 2004 2:22 pm (#2450 of 2936)
Thanks for the link, Denise. If you do get Boggle, make sure you have a Scrabble dictionary for disputed words. Git and prat are both in the Scrabble dictionary, but neither are in my Webster's.
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