Hollywand - Aug 4, 2004 3:01 pm (#2451 of 2936)
When people you've been friends with for over twenty years tell you they can't see why you are fascinated by a child's fantasy like Harry Potter, and you respond by.......logging on to the Lexicon....
Elanor - Aug 4, 2004 4:13 pm (#2452 of 2936)
...when the last thing you do before going to bed is check this thread because you know you will be in a really good mood after that !
...when you're so tired (it is 1 am here !) that you can't remember how you could say that in english but try even though because you want to take part in it ! So : bonne nuit et faites de beaux rêves (sweet dreams everybody) !
Magika - Aug 4, 2004 5:00 pm (#2453 of 2936)
...when you've been at work for 12 hours, it's 2 o'clock in the morning, you haven't eaten, and the first thing you do after having opened the door, is to turn on the computer, get into Favorites, and voila! You're at the Lexicon!
... when you've taken the audio book version of PoA to work, and have to concentrate hard not to screw up your face with laughter, as you hear Stephen Fry reading Peter Pettigrew's voice...
... when you know all these little details about Harry Potter that no one else cares about, and when you proudly presents to your friend (who looks at you like you're mad) that Harry is not younger than you, after all...
... When you walk past people in the street, and think "That's Tonks!" or "That's Arthur Weasley!"
... when you've travelled through Europe, and at the end of the trip, you discover that the only thing you remember, was that you read the Chapter "Occlumency" while you were in Paris...
EDIT: God, I'm tired...
Catherine - Aug 4, 2004 6:03 pm (#2454 of 2936)
Magika, eat chocolate. It'll help....
Nymphadora - Aug 4, 2004 9:41 pm (#2455 of 2936)
Edited by Aug 4, 2004 9:42 pm
...when you have a mere few days to finish your master's thesis and you log on to the Forum "just for half an hour"... ending up spending a whole hour to convert a logic puzzle to fit with the wizarding world!!
...when you enter the ballot for JKR's signing in Edinburgh, even though you live in London, you're absolutely skint and next day you have to give in the aforementioned thesis...
... and surely, when you write this post at 05:40 in the morning after a sleepless night!!
Julia. - Aug 4, 2004 9:55 pm (#2456 of 2936)
Wow, that's dedication Nymphadora, good luck with your thesis!
...When your electronic devices all have Harry Potter names. The desktop computer is Ernie, my sterio is Ginny, my laptop computer is Seamus, my walkman is Neville, and my calculator is Hermione.
...When you see a rabbit and think of RPS's rabbit theory.
Marie E. - Aug 4, 2004 10:15 pm (#2457 of 2936)
...when you are heartbroken because you took a disposable camera to the Harry Potter birthday party at Borders on Saturday and Monday you couldn't find the camera.
I have checked everywhere, even the lost and found at the mall. I am so bummed!
Star Crossed - Aug 5, 2004 6:55 am (#2458 of 2936)
...when you're logging into check your email, and you see a link that says 'Why can't I find The One?' and you think they should just log onto the Lexicon forum. The One is here, obviously.
RowanRising - Aug 5, 2004 8:29 am (#2459 of 2936)
When you KNOW you absolutely can't vote for a particular Colorado candidate in November,not because you know anything about him or his politics- but because his last name is Salazar.
Liz Mann - Aug 5, 2004 9:24 am (#2460 of 2936)
...when you see a Harry Potter costume in a shop and are bummed because it's a kid's one.
...when you use the word 'bummed' because Marie E did.
...when you deeply symphathise with Marie for losing her camera.
...when you think Hollywand should tell those friends to read the books next time they say that.
...when you've had stomach pains all morning and the first thing you do when they go away is get on the internet.
Padfoot - Aug 5, 2004 9:51 am (#2461 of 2936)
RowanRising, You would think that I would have noticed those signs everywhere and made the Slytherin connection. Sorry to say I missed it. Although now I will laugh every time I see one of those signs.
...When you get on the internet and see Ralph Fiennes's name under the news section on my startup Yahoo page and know he has been cast even before reading the rest of the headline.
RowanRising - Aug 5, 2004 2:55 pm (#2462 of 2936)
RowanRising, You would think that I would have noticed those signs everywhere and made the Slytherin connection. Sorry to say I missed it. Although now I will laugh every time I see one of those signs
I JUST saw it last night and I was dead-set on not liking him just for that reason! Then I laughed out loud at how silly that is! Btw- You can call me Becky if you'd like
Kasse - Aug 5, 2004 3:06 pm (#2463 of 2936)
...when you are away from your desk at work all day due to confrences and meetings and end up being in a very bad mood becasue you are not able to take your regular "lex breaks"
.....When you get home and the first thing you do is run to your comp and check the lex and you mood immideately brightens
Magika - Aug 5, 2004 5:26 pm (#2464 of 2936)
Cathrine... Now I'm stuffed to burst with chocolate of all kinds... Waiting to feel improvement.......
Nah. I'm going to bed.
mischa fan - Aug 5, 2004 5:45 pm (#2465 of 2936)
...when you are doing the cross word puzzle and a 4 letter word with the clue, "Potters need" and your first thought is Wand.
Eponine - Aug 5, 2004 11:15 pm (#2466 of 2936)
When you are utterly delighted that your four year old niece, when asked what she should get you for your birthday said, "a Harry Potter book".
When you think this would be a great present even though you have them all.
Elanor - Aug 6, 2004 4:02 am (#2467 of 2936)
... when you see in a bookshop a superb book called " Nicolas Flamel - His life - his work - his legend" and that that mere sight makes you smile !
... when just after that you think : "I have to post that on the Lexicon Forum" !
septentrion - Aug 6, 2004 5:31 am (#2468 of 2936)
when your ever first bidding on ebay is to buy an english copy of PS
Kasse - Aug 6, 2004 6:18 am (#2469 of 2936)
Septentrion do not spend too much money on that book - you could always get the Brit version of PS forom amazon.co.uk (I just do not want to see you spend too mouch money on it thats all)
....you know you are a fan when you go on a date and spend 90% of the time talking about HP and the Lex to someone who has never read the books let alone been on this website. (Needless to say I do not think he will be calling me anytime soon......)
septentrion - Aug 6, 2004 6:41 am (#2470 of 2936)
thanks Kasse to worry about my ebaying but no problem, I didn't want to spend more than 5 euros on it (+ shipping cost) and it was gone at 8,5 euros ! I could have one brand new on amazon.fr for 9,62 euros !
haymoni - Aug 6, 2004 12:23 pm (#2471 of 2936)
...when you think Kasse is better off without him.
Kasse - Aug 6, 2004 12:28 pm (#2472 of 2936)
lol, thanks Haymoni!
Leila 2X4B - Aug 6, 2004 4:34 pm (#2473 of 2936)
...when you are turing 23 and request that your ice-cream cake have Harry Potter on it.
...When you realize that your 5 year old is jealous.
...when you squeal with delight to read that you can pre-order PoA
...when you are looking foward to the 15th more than your birthday, the 13th, because JKR is giving a reading, and hopefully, clues.
freshwater - Aug 7, 2004 4:36 pm (#2474 of 2936)
Don't worry about it, Kasse....obviously this boy needs to sort out his priorities. ;-)
Hollywand - Aug 7, 2004 4:56 pm (#2475 of 2936)
when you refer to the school where you teach as Hogwarts without realizing it.......Where's that iron?
Leila 2X4B - Aug 7, 2004 5:42 pm (#2476 of 2936)
When you get a new Life Story Magazine --Movie Magic and find that they quoted the Lexicon!!!!!
Star Crossed - Aug 8, 2004 10:10 am (#2477 of 2936)
...when you're sitting in church, nervous about your part for leading worship, when the organ player starts playing the prelude that sounds like something out of the PoA soundtrack and you want to tell someone.
...when said organ player was called Snape by yours truly because he gave a Snapish look.
Kasse - Aug 8, 2004 11:04 am (#2478 of 2936)
When your roommate (who has never read HP) points the rolling pin at you and says "Abra Kedabra" (sp?) as a joke and you cringe because it reminds you of "Avada Kedavra"
....when you immediately run upstairs to the computer so you can post this.
Mynn - Aug 8, 2004 3:47 pm (#2479 of 2936)
When you have more in common with people you've never met then your whole family because the people you've never met understand what your talking about when you say things like 'buck beak' and 'Diagon ally' and 'snape is a jerk', where as your family just kind of looks at you with their eyebrows raised wondering what in the world your off about.
Leila 2X4B - Aug 8, 2004 5:49 pm (#2480 of 2936)
...when your S.O. insists that HBP stands for Half-Brained Plot and you seriously consider getting rid of him.
...when you dance for joy because your mom agreed to buy PS in the British Version.
Shanda - Aug 8, 2004 10:49 pm (#2481 of 2936)
...When you make sure you take your breaks and lunches at work the same time as other potties just so you can discuss the books and movies.
...When your whole day is focused on getting home so you can see if ther is any new news on HBP.
...When the only reason you turn on the computer in the morning is to read the forum.
...And when you get really excited because your boyfriend finally agreed to read the first book.
Leila 2X4B - Aug 8, 2004 11:06 pm (#2482 of 2936)
...when you are jealous of Shanda because yours still refuses to look at them. ...when your boyfriend still makes Harry Potter jokes that are surprisingly keen for someone so adamantly opposed to the thought of HP.
...when your boyfriend refers to the greatest bit of dark irony is his prediction Harry Potter killing Voldemort and subsequently being run over by the Knight Bus, (since a car crash is how he originally thought his parents died) and you chide yourself for giggling at the thought of that ending.
Elanor - Aug 9, 2004 1:02 am (#2483 of 2936)
... when your mother says that her garden's flowers are so beautiful she wished she could keep them like that and you answer her automatically "stupefy" in english...
... when your mother answers then "what?" (she doesn't speak english at all, which is better because this time she would have think I'm really touched...), but then you think to come here and tell you !
...when you sympathize with Sleeping Beauty ! Have you ever thought to jinx him BTW ?
septentrion - Aug 9, 2004 1:26 am (#2484 of 2936)
when everybody thinks you must say HP related things each time you say something odd or something they don't understand because everybody know how obsessed you are
when you speak of this forum at any time even to people who don't speak english
The Artful Dodger - Aug 9, 2004 2:43 am (#2485 of 2936)
...when you find out that since you joined the forum, your internet bill has magically risen to triple extent.
...when one day before a really important math exam, you think that relaxing a bit in the forum is a much better preparation than doing some last-minute-revision. (Kids, don't try this at home! Really not a method that can be recommended, though I was very lucky to pass the test.)
septentrion - Aug 9, 2004 5:42 am (#2486 of 2936)
...when you're incredibly, beyond mesure, proud that a friend of yours begins to think, because you sent her the lexicon translation you've made, that the HP books are as complex as Tolkien's ones. Next step : make her read them.
Kasse - Aug 9, 2004 8:38 am (#2487 of 2936)
Whenever you go into a bookstore you first walk over to the Harry Potter section, stay there for a min just looking at the books and smiling to yourself, before going on to buy what you originally came in for.
Padfoot - Aug 9, 2004 9:22 am (#2488 of 2936)
...When talking on the phone you have to squeal because 60 Minutes (which was muted) was showing HP books in Chinese. I think the story was about knock off name brand stuff. Anyway, my mom (who I was talking to) did not appreciate the interruption to her conversation. In my defense, it was important!
...When your mom says she is halfway through CoS and thinks it's the exact same as SS but she is reading it because she knows I want her too. Maybe if we lived in the same state I could get her to read faster. As it is, she is taking soooooo long to read the book. *sigh*
freshwater - Aug 9, 2004 10:39 am (#2489 of 2936)
Kasse wrote: Whenever you go into a bookstore you first walk over to the Harry Potter section, stay there for a min just looking at the books and smiling to yourself, before going on to buy what you originally came in for.
Me too, Kasse! It makes me happy just to see them sitting there on the shelf...I'm glad I'm not the only one!
Loopy Lupin - Aug 9, 2004 11:16 am (#2490 of 2936)
When you get mad that your local Barnes and Noble no longer has a bookcase dedicated to all things Harry, but has moved the books into the "general population" of the store. >
Padfoot - Aug 9, 2004 11:56 am (#2491 of 2936)
...When your younger brother comes back from a trip to China and tells you he took a picture of a weird HP poster just to show me. He said it had Harry flying on a broomstick, and there were various photos of different fighter jets (both American and Chinese) shown below. How weird is that?!
Liz Mann - Aug 9, 2004 2:20 pm (#2492 of 2936)
Huh... no chance of scanning the picture in, is there?
Padfoot - Aug 9, 2004 3:22 pm (#2493 of 2936)
When I get it I will post it here. My brother said it's a digital picture, but on someone else's camera. So no telling how long it will take to reach me.
Star Crossed - Aug 9, 2004 3:58 pm (#2494 of 2936)
...when walking you figure out the end of the series. Lord Voldemort will give up being evil to pursue a career in muggle real estate, but he will change his name ever so slightly to...dun dun dun...
Seriously, I saw the sign for an apartment for rent and wondered why he gave up killing for real estate.
Julia. - Aug 9, 2004 8:48 pm (#2495 of 2936)
...When you like Aly's ending, but think the series will end with Voldemort's dead body lying there in a heap, Harry, Ron and Hermione walking up to it, Ron poking it in the tummy and saying 'Bother!'
Liz Mann - Aug 10, 2004 4:13 am (#2496 of 2936)
Lol, Julia and Star Crossed!
Catherine - Aug 10, 2004 5:07 am (#2497 of 2936)
You know you spend too much time on the Forum when...
You see the morning paper has a picture of an 11 year-old wearing a skanky shirt that says "Available" and you know that Denise would so NEVER buy that shirt for her child!
You are driving in your downtown area and suddenly realize that your favorite restaurant is on EVANS street and that the owner has RED hair and her name is Susan which in Hebrew is derived from the word for LILY.
You hum happily to yourself when you realize that your favorite restaurant has HP connections.
You can't wait to share this information on the Forum!
Liz Mann - Aug 10, 2004 5:34 am (#2498 of 2936)
...when you read the set reports for the GoF location filming at Ashridge and really, really, really want to go down to one of the locations yourself and watch some filming!!
...when you want even more to go down to the studios and see the sets there.
...when you are upset when you read on the internet that Leavesden doesn't do tours.
...when you wonder, if you were doing a set report for The Lexicon (even though the Lexicon doesn't do set reports), would they let you in?
...when you know you've posted this before.
Liz Mann - Aug 10, 2004 6:26 am (#2499 of 2936)
...when you can't find your reading copy of PS/SS and start to get worried.
...when when you do find it you give it a hug.
McSnurp - Aug 10, 2004 8:09 am (#2500 of 2936)
You know you are obsessed with Harry Potter when...
getting out of the car, you kiss your falling apart HP book goodbye.
you take pictures of everything that reminds you of Harry Potter.
you wish you lived on Potter dr. (there's one here!)
when you are at school/work you start to randomly say a hp line if you are reminded of it.
you make up predictions and cackle madly
so so many
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Kasse - Aug 10, 2004 8:25 am (#2501 of 2936)
Liz and Meriwether between huging and kissing your HP books I am just glad to know that I am not the only one who adores my books. I have not actually kissed one of them..........yet
tracie1976 - Aug 10, 2004 8:27 am (#2502 of 2936)
when you start to panic when you can't find one of your HP books.
when you find the missing book and you get a big grin on your face.
Elanor - Aug 10, 2004 8:28 am (#2503 of 2936)
... when you buy yourself a beautiful HP fountain pain (what we call here a "quill pen") just to cheer yourself to start to work again for the start of the new school year which is coming closer (it has the Hogwarts crest on the cap!)...
... when you discover that, with the pen, there are some free HP stickers for a sticker album and that one of the pictures of the PoA film shows some sweets named SPINDLE'S SPIDERS and that you're really happy, because your surname is Spindler, which is very close, and you didn't knew it could be related to something in the Potter universe!
... when you're so proud of it (even if you're nearly 32!) that you can't help yourself and tell you here !!!
By the way, I've never heard of these sweets in the books, has anybody have ?
McSnurp - Aug 10, 2004 8:45 am (#2504 of 2936)
Hee!! Yes! I feel bad for my SS/PS book though it's been through a lot. Yet I will never throw it away, it was the first time I read Harry Potter in that book! Priceless.
And yes Elanor! I got a HP set of school stuff but I lost it! *sob*
Catherine - Aug 10, 2004 8:47 am (#2505 of 2936)
When you vow to look up Elanor's sweets even though you are sure that they weren't in the book.
When you are sure that Ron would never eat Spindle Sweets with his fear of spiders...
When you are jealous that, unlike Elanor and others, your name appears to have no HP connection.
When you suddenly realize that your maiden name was "Harris" and you aren't even upset that your only name connection to HP is "Warty Harris!"
azi - Aug 10, 2004 9:00 am (#2506 of 2936)
I used to have a HP pencil case with Mrs Norris on, still do in fact, but Mrs Norris got a bit mutilated by my friends. Compasses are great for engraving...
...When you are clearing out your attic and come across a HP wallet, totally unused, with Hogwarts crest on, and are really happy. Unfortunately it's a rubbish wallet being the fact that there is no where with a zip to put your coins in so they'd fall out really easily. So...
...When you are disappointed that the designers of said wallet did not take into account the needs of people when making it and therefore were obviously just getting money out of whoever bought it.
McSnurp - Aug 10, 2004 10:06 am (#2507 of 2936)
Kasse - Aug 10, 2004 10:50 am (#2508 of 2936)
When it is 1:50 in the afternoon and you have been at work since 8:00am, but have not done any work and all you have been doing all day is hanging round the forum reading and positing. (I had better get back to work before my boss comes over to ask me for those reports)
....When you are looking forward to Padfoot's posts just so you can get another glimpse of her new avatar
McSnurp - Aug 10, 2004 1:09 pm (#2509 of 2936)
When you spend the whole day rereading the books looking for subtle hints.
When you read LotR because it's so much like HP and you base all of your predictions on it.
Catherine - Aug 10, 2004 3:25 pm (#2510 of 2936)
When you watch the hummingbirds sipping from your feeder and are reminded of the hummingbird in the bell jar in the MoM.
When seeing the hummingbird at your feeder makes you wish you could see Time in a bell jar just like in OoP.
When you are tempted to photograph the hummingbirds just to pretend that you are watching TIme.
Liz Mann - Aug 10, 2004 3:39 pm (#2511 of 2936)
...when you are pleased to say that you have a HP connection like Elanor. Or rather, my brother does. His name is James.
Liz Mann - Aug 10, 2004 4:26 pm (#2512 of 2936)
...when you are really upset, because you saw a link to The Noble Collection on TLC, went and looked at both the Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings stuff on it, got all excited about it, and then discovered that they don't ship outside the US!!!! That is just so not fair!
Catherine - Aug 10, 2004 5:36 pm (#2513 of 2936)
When you read Liz's post and plan to ask for the Time Turner as your birthday present!
When you say, "Sorry, Liz," and REALLY, REALLY mean it. Really.
Julia. - Aug 10, 2004 9:08 pm (#2514 of 2936)
I'm sorry too Liz!
...When you buy a shiney new paperback copy of OoP and kiss it.
Elanor - Aug 11, 2004 1:54 am (#2515 of 2936)
Hi and thanks everybody for the sweets' search ! (your brother has a wonderful name Liz !). In fact, what made me so happy about my name is that it is the first time ever that it brings me something else than trouble upon myself! It is not a very common name where I live, I think it is more common in english and german speaking countries. Here, people don't know how to pronounce it and it is worse when they have to write it (in fact, I always have to spell it after people generally give me an odd look). To be honest, for years, when I was a kid, other kids used to make fun of it (saying things like "it's not french"). So...
... when you want to explain this here because you know people here will understand why relating this name to the Potter universe could make me that happy!
septentrion - Aug 11, 2004 2:54 am (#2516 of 2936)
well, Elanor, having a plainly simple french name doesn't prevent you to spell it either. Mine is finishing with "eau" and everybody writes it with an "o" (same pronunciation). And my name has nothing to do with HP !
...when you understand what bushy hair means because your younger sister has very bushy hair herself.
...when you wait to get your hardcover copy of SS before you allow yourself to lend your paperback to a friend because you can't imagine to be deprieved of your book for a single day.
Kasse - Aug 11, 2004 6:48 am (#2517 of 2936)
when you are more excited that this Sunday is JKR reading at the Edinburgh Festival and might give out some HBP informeion, than the fact that it is your birthday...... talk about obsessed
Padfoot - Aug 11, 2004 9:01 am (#2518 of 2936)
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Liz, my dad's names is James. In fact I know lots of James and Jims. Interestingly enough, one of the names my mom considered naming me was Lily! How cool would that have been?! I also have a great aunt Ginny. Lets see, any more HP names in my family? No Percy's thank goodness.
Elanor, the spelling of my name is not very common ANYwhere as far as I know. People have trouble pronouncing it, don't ask me why.
...When the candidate running for office (who Becky mentioned earlier on this thread wins) and yet I puzzled over why a Salazar would use blue and white on all his signs. After all, everyone knows Slytherin's colors are green and silver!
Czarina II - Aug 11, 2004 11:32 am (#2519 of 2936)
When you wrack your brain looking for family HP name connections and the best you can come up with is that your old dog was named Ginny.
Liz Mann - Aug 11, 2004 11:38 am (#2520 of 2936)
...when your local Waterstones is having a 3 for 2 special on Harry Potter books and you take advantage by buying the adult paperback of OotP, the special edition of the first book and a book called Harry Pottiness: a Totally Unofficial Book of Muggle Fun. Most of it is terrible, for example: Where is the best place to drink a Polyjuice Potion? A changing room! There were some good bits though.
Padfoot - Aug 11, 2004 11:39 am (#2521 of 2936)
For that matter, one of my ferrets is named George. And boy does he act like a Weasley (only not with red hair)!
azi - Aug 11, 2004 11:45 am (#2522 of 2936)
Hmmmm, there was a really tall guy in high school called Oliver Wood. I didn't like him. An old friend (who I don't really know any more) had two cousins called Ron and Hermione born before HP appeared. Oooooo, I have a second cousin called James. He lives in Scotland and he visited the other day and I was glad his accent has been somewhat diluted so I can tell what he was saying. Oh yeah, and my great-grandfather was James as well. My grandad was called Harold (Harold = Harry?). Ok I'm going over the top now....I think.
Kasse - Aug 11, 2004 11:49 am (#2523 of 2936)
My friends little sister is called Hemione, she was born way before HP, but that is the closest connection I have.
.....when on your lunch break at work you walk to the nearby book store just so that you can see the OOP in paperback.
DJ Evans - Aug 11, 2004 1:43 pm (#2524 of 2936)
Hmmm, once I got to looking, I've got quite a few names that have a HP connection. If my Grandmother's maiden name (Rawlins) had a couple of letters changed, I would begun to wonder if JKR hadn't pulled our family tree and used it!!! Unhuh, sure, right!!! hee hee But here are just a few that I've got in common with the HP names:
Jo -- my middle name
Evans -- my last name
Narcissa -- my great grandmother's name
Bill -- my brother's name (+ there are several William's within the family tree)
Charlie -- a cousin's name
Fred -- my niece's husbands name
Tom -- my Dad's name (+ there are several others in the family)
Alice -- a Great Aunt's name
Nicholas -- a great nephew's name
Arthur -- a cousin's name along with his son
Of course, outside of the Narcissa name, most of the ones that I've got in common with HP are pretty much very common names. So I guess that makes my family pretty common? But still, I thought it was pretty interesting to see how many there were.
Acceber - Aug 11, 2004 2:36 pm (#2525 of 2936)
...when your daughter keeps calling the Yankees "foul little cockroaches just like Malfoy" and you cannot help but smile.-Sleeping Beauty, a while back
Yay! Good for your daughter! Where in Massachusetts are you from? I'm in Newton which is right outside of Boston.
...when you've been away for another week, but you unfortunately forgot to write your YKYAHPLFWs down, so here we go from memory:
...when you see two separate people reading OoP and you have an urge to grab both of them. You resist the urge, but you do end up reading over one person's shoulder.
...when your sister wants to you retrieve her turtle from under her bed, you follow her down the hall and ask in a deep voice, "Where is the beast?"
...when your grandfather, who has just gotten a DVD player, wants to borrow your copy of SS, and you clutch it to you tightly and say, "NO," then walk away still holding it.
...when this window says 'Harry' in the toolbar of windows and it makes you feel happy.
...when your last item reminded you of 'Have a Very Harry Christmas.'
Harry-related names...I have a grandfather George, another grandfather Bill and that's all I can think of now because my dad needs the computer.
McSnurp - Aug 11, 2004 5:16 pm (#2526 of 2936)
Speaking of names from Harry Potter... I have proof that Ron and Hermione are going to add up together! My great grandfather's name was Fred (weasley?) and his mum's name was Hermione! See! Ha!
Leila 2X4B - Aug 11, 2004 6:56 pm (#2527 of 2936)
I am from Gardner in Worcester County Acceber. How did you guess? that I was from MA?
...When on the way home from Canobie Lake Park you see a moving van from a company called the Potters and can't wait to post it here.
...When you convince your family to decorate your Harry Potter B-Day cake with Have a Harry Birthday, instead of Happy Birthday Leila.
...When you find out that you received the last 3 HP books in Spanish and cannot wait til your birthday to get them.
By the By. My S.O. is named Fred Harold
My fish's name is Charlie
My Great Unlce's name is Ronnie
Eponine - Aug 11, 2004 7:08 pm (#2528 of 2936)
When the video game your husband is playing says something about spew on the screen, and even though you catch it out of the corner of your eye, you know exactly what it says. Plus, you wonder why the robot game has house elves in it.
Hollywand - Aug 11, 2004 10:11 pm (#2529 of 2936)
When you casually mention to someone that you are going to iron your hands and they look at you in complete horror.....
When you dream you are in Knockturn Alley and see one of your dearest friends and ask, "What are you doing here?" and she replies, "I asked you first!" Hmmmm.
TwinklingBlueEyes - Aug 11, 2004 10:19 pm (#2530 of 2936)
When you first come to the forum, spend eight days reading all the threads, and realize at the bottom there are approx. 150 more....and dig in?
Czarina II - Aug 11, 2004 11:22 pm (#2531 of 2936)
...when you're listening to the "Camelot" soundtrack and you think the song "The Seven Deadly Virtues" could be sung by Draco without even changing the words.
...when you wish you had a House-elf, but you know you would be kind to it!
...when you are staying up way longer than you anticipated just to read the Forum.
thetheatre62442 - Aug 12, 2004 1:05 pm (#2532 of 2936)
Czarina II.... I can't believe you did the same thing for 'The Seven Deadly Virtues'!! (I just finished doing Camelot) I must have just said that about a month ago! How weird!
....When you read on a post there is a band called 'Harry and the Potters' and you can't wait to listen to them.
Liz Mann - Aug 12, 2004 1:57 pm (#2533 of 2936)
I've heard some of their songs before. They're not exactly good songs but they are certainly funny. If you want to listen to them then go here. I particuarly recommend 'Stick it to Dolores'.
Liz Mann - Aug 12, 2004 2:21 pm (#2534 of 2936)
...when you listen to The Godfather Part II by Harry and the Potters (see link above) and wonder if you sing it over and over and over will Sirius come back?
Padfoot - Aug 12, 2004 2:28 pm (#2535 of 2936)
If he does, then you have magical powers Liz! Try it and find out.
Liz Mann - Aug 12, 2004 2:30 pm (#2536 of 2936)
Lol. Have you listened to that song?
Padfoot - Aug 12, 2004 3:13 pm (#2537 of 2936)
Not yet, I've been listening all day to internet radio.
Kasse - Aug 12, 2004 3:53 pm (#2538 of 2936)
Ok so I went to listen. Liz is right about the songs being funny - i would suggest 'The Wrath of Hermione' - it is about Rita Skeeter and one of the most silly songs I have ever heard. The funniest one in my oppinion is 'The Human Hosepipe' which is about Cho.
Back to you know you are a fan when...
When you go to your local Borders to pick up a copy of Life Story Movie Magic magazine because you heard about it here.
When you are at Borders and you see a 2005 Shih-Tzu calendar and it reminds you of Catherine Allen
Acceber - Aug 12, 2004 4:57 pm (#2539 of 2936)
...when you see a girl with a shirt that you think says "Available" on it, and if it does, you know Denise would not approve it.
...when your fanfic writing is the only writing or brain working activity you've done this summer, besides writing letters, which doesn't count.
...when you see your fairly new English copy of OoP on your bookshelf and give it an insane grin.
Czarina II - Aug 12, 2004 9:50 pm (#2540 of 2936)
...when you wake up at an ungodly hour in the morning to register for courses online, only to be bogged down by an overwhelmed server -- but you don't mind so much because you now have a whole half-hour just to read the Forum.
...when you make more progress on your fanfic than your novel all summer.
Elanor - Aug 13, 2004 12:51 am (#2541 of 2936)
... when watching the TV news you yell all alone "constant vigilance !" when the journalist says people must be careful when they drive back from holidays !
... when you're so happy Hollywand started a new thread concerning alchemical symbols that you're singing on your own "double trouble" and think you won't help yourself doing so for the rest of the day !
... when you know where you can find people to tell that who won't think you're actually mental...
McSnurp - Aug 13, 2004 12:27 pm (#2542 of 2936)
... when watching the TV news you yell all alone "constant vigilance !" when the journalist says people must be careful when they drive back from holidays ! -Elanor (your posts are so funny!)
... when you start laughing at some of the things people say on here and then remember that people can hear you.
... when you feel your forehead like a scar is there.
Shanda - Aug 13, 2004 12:47 pm (#2543 of 2936)
When you buy any of the books suggested on the forum because you trust the opinions of other Potter fans more then your friends at work.
When you rather read the forum then talk to your boyfriend because he has no idea what you are talking about.
When you stay home from a party to finish OOtP even though you have read it who knows how many times befor.
Liz Mann - Aug 13, 2004 2:55 pm (#2544 of 2936)
...when you've only read the ending of OotP once and that was the first time.
Padfoot - Aug 13, 2004 3:02 pm (#2545 of 2936)
Once Liz? Really?
Liz Mann - Aug 13, 2004 4:07 pm (#2546 of 2936)
Yep. I've read the rest of the book several times but I still can't stand reading about poor old Sirius dying.
...when you still can't standing reading about poor old Sirius dying after over a year.
Thora - Aug 13, 2004 5:32 pm (#2547 of 2936)
When your daughter at 2 can say Harry Potter properly, but not her own name.
When your 3 year old daughter introduces herself as Hermione for a whole week (she's since moved on to other names, but Hermione was the first.)
When your daughter introduces your 2 year old son as Harry Potter.
When your daughter Introduces you as Hagrid (guess I'm going on a diet)
Leila 2X4B - Aug 13, 2004 6:05 pm (#2548 of 2936)
...when you refuse to let anyone eat your birthday cake until after you take a picture of it.
...when you love the cake, even though you don't eat it, cause it says "Have a Harry Birthday Leila"
True Love - Aug 13, 2004 6:15 pm (#2549 of 2936)
"When your daughter Introduces you as Hagrid (guess I'm going on a diet" I loved it! Plus all the other children's quotes. So cool!
True Love - Aug 13, 2004 6:26 pm (#2550 of 2936)
When you justify eating chocolates because of its magical healing powers;
When you know exactly what pages to go to read about Cho and Harry under the mistletoe (I love fluff);
When you sneak Internet time at work to check-up on the HP news
When you stand next to the tweenie-boppers in front of the magazines looking for pictures of Harry and Ron (sigh)
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Shanda - Aug 13, 2004 7:18 pm (#2551 of 2936)
True Love I do the same thing at work. Even though I could get in trouble if I was caught I can't resist. I just love reading the forum so much.
Elanor - Aug 14, 2004 1:20 am (#2552 of 2936)
... When watching the opening ceremony of the Olympics you thought exactly the same thing Zhigulii's son thought !
...When you knew that if other lexicon members were watching it they certainly have thought it too and you're so happy you were right !
True Love - Aug 14, 2004 3:39 am (#2553 of 2936)
I've received some suspicious looks (when reading the forum stuff at work) as I try to flip to another screen (work related). Fortunately I have to do a lot of research on the net so net cruising is never an issue. I can't wait until I can sneak in some HP stuff into my proposals!
septentrion - Aug 14, 2004 3:46 am (#2554 of 2936)
...when you didn't watch the opening ceremony of the Olympics because you were on the verge of solving one of Kip's riddles (the one about the bookshelf) and now regret it because you could have seen a centaur
...when you sneak in the forum every day at work even if you're overloaded with work
...when your colleagues don't even frown anymore when they see some english on your computer because they all know about your HP and lex forum obsession
...when you find this forum far more addictive than ebay, for which my credit card is lucky.
Kasse - Aug 14, 2004 5:20 am (#2555 of 2936)
when you are glad to know that you are not the only one who sneaks onto the forum at work.
Leila - I loved your cake and I am so jealous.
Zhigulii and Elanor - I noticed too and infactshouted "look look it is Frenze" my roomates thought I had gone mental
Liz Mann - Aug 14, 2004 3:20 pm (#2556 of 2936)
...when you get your best friend to draw some HP characters and love them so much you're going to put them on your website.
...when your friend tells you that you can get plain trainers (sneakers) that you can decorate yourself, and you wonder if you could draw on the symbol for a Quiddich team.
Chris. - Aug 14, 2004 3:25 pm (#2557 of 2936)
Centaurs! I missed them.
Ozymandias - Aug 14, 2004 4:04 pm (#2558 of 2936)
...when you're sad that you missed the centaurs.
...when you have a dream that Vernon Dursley is the HBP, and immediately start analyzing the possibility. I'm pretty sure I was still dreaming at this point, but who knows.
Chris. - Aug 14, 2004 4:16 pm (#2559 of 2936)
Ozy, Vernon?! LOL!
Ozymandias - Aug 14, 2004 5:57 pm (#2560 of 2936)
Yeah, I know. And the funny thing is, in my dream, it made sense, and I had a lot of evidence for it. I seem to remember posting it on the forum and everyone believed me, so it must have been convincing. Shame I can't remember any of it.
True Love - Aug 14, 2004 6:51 pm (#2561 of 2936)
... when you are excited to learn that a friend hasn't seen Prisoner of Azkaban yet so you can see it again without guilt (OK, I haven't told my husband yet so a bit of guilt)! I didn't have the heart to tell her I've seen it twice already - sigh.
Elanor - Aug 14, 2004 10:40 pm (#2562 of 2936)
... when you whant to say to True Love that what makes you happy shouldn't make you feel guilty !
... when you get up at 7 am on a sunday morning because you want to have a look at the forum before leaving (I have to go out early today) and you're sad because you know you won't be able to do that again before late tonight...
... when just before sleeping last evening you found a name for Hollywand's quidditch team and it made you smile in the dark ! (what do you think of "The Lexicon Lions" ?)
Julia. - Aug 14, 2004 11:42 pm (#2563 of 2936)
Elanor, have you been to St. Mungos over on the fanfic forum? They have a quidditch team, the St. Mungos Maniacs, and last I checked they were getting off the Giant Peach for the finals of the quidditch cup.
...When you think the Avi-Star guy looks like Lockhart.
...When you see a spider and your first thought is 'You tell those spiders Ron.'
Liz Mann - Aug 15, 2004 4:56 am (#2564 of 2936)
Julia - actually the game has started now.
Catherine - Aug 15, 2004 1:58 pm (#2565 of 2936)
When you watched the opening ceremony of the Olympics with Muggles, and hence didn't bother to point out that Firenze was on TV.
When you think that the centaur looked better than Firenze did in SS, and are happy that at least someone can get it sort of right.
When you mother-in-law calls the centaur a "Satyr" and you correct her and are VERY offended that she didn't know the difference. Sheesh.
When your mother-in-law continues to call the centaur a satyr, and you wish you could "Silencio" her!
When you feel like an insufferable know-it-all for repeating your explanation of the diffence between a satyr and a centaur, but do it anyway because it's REALLY important!
Chris. - Aug 15, 2004 3:06 pm (#2566 of 2936)
...when you watch Die Hard, and watch Alan Rickman, the baddie , fall to his death and you shout "SNAPEEEEEEE!!!"
Julia. - Aug 15, 2004 11:07 pm (#2567 of 2936)
Merlin's beard, the Maniac's game started! Who's winning?
Liz Mann - Aug 16, 2004 5:46 am (#2568 of 2936)
Kasse - Aug 16, 2004 8:04 am (#2569 of 2936)
When for your 23rd birthday you get the Knight Bus Lego set for 7-12 year olds and you jump up and down with excitement acting like someone between the ages of 7-12
When you can not wait to put together your knight bus (it is really cute by the way)
Eponine - Aug 16, 2004 8:19 am (#2570 of 2936)
When you've been out of town for the weekend, and on the drive home on Sunday, you keep thinking about getting online to check JKR's appearance in Edinburgh.
When the minute you get home, you get online to check for the transcript!
Padfoot - Aug 16, 2004 8:19 am (#2571 of 2936)
...When you watch the opening ceremonies and yet somehow miss the Centaur! That will teach me not to flip channels!
Elanor - Aug 16, 2004 8:21 am (#2572 of 2936)
... when starting to prepare your class for the start of the school year which is coming soon, you suddenly wish you had a Sorting Hat to add some ceremonial to the first day of your first years at primary school...
... when you know that even if you had a Sorting Hat, you would act like old Hufflepuff and "teach the lot, and treat them just the same"...
... when after 2 hours of work you can't help yourself and come back to the forum to read what's new, claiming without blushing you well-deserved a break !
Shanda - Aug 16, 2004 11:27 am (#2573 of 2936)
When at work you book a reservation for someone named James Porter and have to fight the urge to change the name to Potter.
When after finishing the reservation you rush to the forum to post this.
septentrion - Aug 16, 2004 11:40 am (#2574 of 2936)
when your right hand hurts because you have clicked so much on the opened door on JKR's website to find the light switch.
Liz Mann - Aug 16, 2004 12:07 pm (#2575 of 2936)
...when you're listening to a playlist you've made on Windows Media Player of the best tracks of the HP soundtrack while typing, and stop when Buckbeak's Flight comes on so you can properly enjoy it.
...when you and your mum are trying to decide where to go on holiday and, secretly, one of the reasons why you want to go to the place you want to go to is because last time you went they had a mini cinema that had one of the HP films on, and you are hoping that they will have PoA still.
...when you have just realised that they won't because last time they were only playing the video on a large screen and the video isn't out yet.
Star Crossed - Aug 16, 2004 12:42 pm (#2576 of 2936)
...when you wanted to miss your bus to band camp to find out what was behind the door, since you only found out three minutes before you had to go.
...when you complain often and loudly that by the time the bus drivers stopped talking, you could have figured out the clues yourself.
...when your mother asks you what is more important: catching your bus or finding out what's behind the door, and you don't say anything, and she says "So that means the door, right?" And you nod excitedly.
...when you tell your rifles captain you can't wait to get home and she says, "Something on the Lexicon forum?" And you say no, JKR updated her site. She paused and told me to call her with what the update was when I found out.
Liz Mann - Aug 16, 2004 4:34 pm (#2577 of 2936)
...when you are having a really hard time choosing between several MP3 files of HP soundtrack tracks to put on your website because you love them all!
DJ Evans - Aug 16, 2004 4:44 pm (#2578 of 2936)
....when you are hoping Liz puts "Double Trouble" on her web site!!!! Is it back up yet, Liz? The last time I checked it was still under construction.
....when you find a free program to let you make your own Avatar size pictures from nearly any pic that you've got!!!!!
....when you haven't had such a nice "Monday" in such a long time, just because Jo opened the door on her web site!!!! WaaaaaHoooooo!!!!!!
....when you are anxiously awaiting for Sept. 14th now, to see what might be released!! Hoping (BIG TIME) that it is about the release date for HbP!!!!!
thetheatre62442 - Aug 16, 2004 5:30 pm (#2579 of 2936)
What is going to be released on September 14? I curious because that's my bithday! Woohoo!
.... When you're auditioning little kids all day, hearing them singing 'Tomorrow' from Annie 500 times and wishing you were at Blockbuster so you could rent COS videogame one more time!
...When you're still auidioning the kids and you start drawing all the characters from Harry Potter on the notes you are supposed to be taking about the kids.
Eponine - Dec 30, 2003 11:35 am (#2580 of 2936)
When your husband is watching football (American football), and one of the sponsors is Sirius satellite radio, and for the first 5 or 6 times they say it, you look up to see what they're talking about.
Kasse - Aug 16, 2004 6:06 pm (#2581 of 2936)
When your roomate is looking up somethin online and you see the letters HP and scream "What Hp website is that? What are you looking at?" only for her to look at you like you have gone mental and say "It stands for Hewlit Packard"
haymoni - Aug 16, 2004 7:28 pm (#2582 of 2936)
When you are watching the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics and you hear the speech about peace and working together and you think all they'd have to do is hand out a few HP books and things would take care of themselves!
DJ Evans - Aug 16, 2004 7:47 pm (#2583 of 2936)
What is going to be released on September 14? I curious because that's my bithday! Woohoo! thetheatre62442
We really not sure that anything "is" going to be released yet -- I have hope though!!! But when her web site was updated today, we noticed that before the bulletin board fully downloaded there are bits/pieces of clues to the door and other things. There was one note card that has "14-09-04 Shafferton Studios, Middlesex". So being the nutters we are about anything/everything HP, we're hoping for some kind of an announcement that day.
....when you read some of the posts on "YKYAHP/LFW..." and just start grinning, cause you fully understand what they are talking about. That you've been there and/or done that!!!!
septentrion - Aug 17, 2004 1:03 am (#2584 of 2936)
once upon a time, HP meant Hewlett Packard for me too, but now that's history.
Chris. - Aug 17, 2004 7:52 am (#2585 of 2936)
...when you are watching the end credits of a TV programme, and you see that a cameraman is called, none other than, Mark Evans!! Thought to myself, so that's where he went.
Czarina II - Aug 17, 2004 8:25 am (#2586 of 2936)
When you buy OoP in paperback even though you already own the hardcover just because the former will be easier to pack.
Liz Mann - Aug 17, 2004 8:51 am (#2587 of 2936)
DJ - I don't think I can. The files I'm looking at are sample files from a website where you can buy the soundtrack. It's the only place I can find the original versions. And the Double Trouble one starts and ends in an awkward place.
...when you decide to use all the files on different pages on your site.
...when you realise you have more pages than files so you go back to find just one more, and end up finding several. Back to square one.
Czarina II - Aug 17, 2004 3:30 pm (#2588 of 2936)
When you're reading a magazine article about Prince Harry and you can't help but compare him to Harry Potter, especially Movie-Harry.
When you iron your hands after that above statement.
Padfoot - Aug 17, 2004 4:07 pm (#2589 of 2936)
I always pictured Cedric looking like Prince William.
Catherine - Aug 17, 2004 4:47 pm (#2590 of 2936)
You are naughty, as I am beginning to do a girlie sigh every time you post. But Prince William, Cedric, and Ralph in one post?
C'mon woman! I'm only human! **major girlie sigh**
Loopy Lupin - Aug 17, 2004 6:10 pm (#2591 of 2936)
** when, although you are a guy, you have no apprehension expressing that you always pictured Cedric Diggory as better looking than Robert Pattison, the actor cast to portray him.
Eponine - Aug 17, 2004 6:25 pm (#2592 of 2936)
While looking at the book "E-Bay for Dummies" you are absurdly pleased that in the picture of the E-Bay home page, there is a whole listing of Harry Potter merchandise.
Marie E. - Aug 17, 2004 10:09 pm (#2593 of 2936)
Catherine and padfoot, have you seen Princess Diaries 2 yet? There a major girlie sigh/Prince William moment.
septentrion - Aug 18, 2004 2:32 am (#2594 of 2936)
when in store you see a JKR looking like woman and your fist move is to follow her. Then your brain proves it's still alive and makes you think : what on earth would JKR do alone in a store in Northern France ? I nearly made a fool of myself !
when in restaurant, you notice a fake traffic sign among the decoration which indicates "yankee stadium" and you think of Julia.
The giant squid - Aug 18, 2004 3:48 am (#2595 of 2936)
Prongs: I had a similar movie credit moment, only in my case it was Oliver Wood. Apparently after he graduated from Hogwarts he moved to L.A. and became a director of photography.
haymoni - Aug 18, 2004 5:47 am (#2596 of 2936)
...when you are looking at your local newspaper and you come across an advertisement which lists the company's name as "Pettigrew" and you wonder, "What were they thinking??!!"
Padfoot - Aug 18, 2004 9:55 am (#2597 of 2936)
Sorry Catherine. LOL.
And yes Loopy, I agree.
Marie, I have not seen that movie. But I do remember a tv ad with Prince William mentioned. Looks like a cute movie.
Mike, I have seen the name Oliver Wood too (he worked on the Bourne movies).
...When you really wish you could learn to apparate and find out how to crucio (or maybe something a little less severe) a certain individual who kept me waiting for an appointment she did not show up to. (I took time off work to get my place appraised and the appraiser never showed up!)
Star Crossed - Aug 18, 2004 12:53 pm (#2598 of 2936)
Marie, I have not seen that movie. But I do remember a tv ad with Prince William mentioned. Looks like a cute movie.
It's not. ;D
...When you think JKR lied about the muggle and wizarding world not merging. After all, we are seeing wizards (And 'nobodies') appear in the muggle world. Tom 'B'iddle, Mark Evans, and Oliver Wood. And I still get the goosebumps thinking about James H. Evans Funeral Home.
Shanda - Aug 18, 2004 3:29 pm (#2599 of 2936)
When you start refering to people as muggles instead of just a person.
Elanor - Aug 18, 2004 3:38 pm (#2600 of 2936)
... when you look twice to people with red hair in the street just to see if they could be related to the Weasleys...
... when the last thing you do before going to sleep is check this tread because you love it !
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tracie1976 - Aug 18, 2004 6:52 pm (#2601 of 2936)
...when you are very tempted to buy the OotP paperback version instead of getting a few needed items at the store.
...when you have plans to get it in two weeks.
...when you are not going to tell hubby that you are getting it because he'll say we've already got one copy.
thetheatre62442 - Aug 18, 2004 7:10 pm (#2602 of 2936)
.... When you hear Dan Rather on the evening news say something about reading your tea leaves before the tea is drained and automatically think of Trelawney and Divination class.
Acceber - Aug 19, 2004 5:42 am (#2603 of 2936)
...when you and a friend give each other HP trivia constantly for about half an hour and although he either got wrong or didn't know many of yours, you only tripped up on two of his. One was the entire name of St. Brutus' (I said something like St. Brutus' Secure Center for Highly Incurable Boys). The other was too embarrassing to repeat to the general Forum public .
...when you misread Fire Tower as Floo Powder.
septentrion - Aug 19, 2004 12:22 pm (#2604 of 2936)
...when you see an unexpecting lightning while listening to PoA soundtrack and think of the storm as "something wicked this way comes".
...when you buy a pencil case you don't really need just because it's written Harry Potter and Gryffindor (didn't find ravenclaw) on it and you'll be able to show off with your pottermania.
Czarina II - Aug 19, 2004 12:55 pm (#2605 of 2936)
When you're at a craft market and someon has pins with the Hogwarts crest, the Gryffindor crest, and the Slytherin crest, but you are disappointed and disgruntled that they didn't make any Ravenclaw ("your" House) or Hufflepuff because they didn't think those Houses were important!
septentrion - Aug 19, 2004 1:12 pm (#2606 of 2936)
actually, Ravenclaw is also "my" house. Too bad it doesn't appear important anywhere.
Liz Mann - Aug 19, 2004 1:12 pm (#2607 of 2936)
...when your friend says 'coolbeans' and you tell her that there's a member of here called that.
...when you have bought a complete set of the new adult paperback editions, even though you already have quite a few copies of each book and nowhere to put them.
Catherine - Aug 19, 2004 2:26 pm (#2608 of 2936)
When you are ready to "rehome" Liz's paperbacks, just to help her out!
Elanor - Aug 19, 2004 2:26 pm (#2609 of 2936)
... when you want to tell Czarina and Septentrion that here, at least, are some people who do think Ravenclaw IS important and you understand how they feel!
... when you think Liz is really lucky having bought these new books !
... when watching the owl which lives in the tower in front of your house flying over you, you say "Hi Hedwig ! Any post today?"
Padfoot - Aug 19, 2004 2:30 pm (#2610 of 2936)
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...When you fell jealous of Elanor that she has a neat tower with Hedwig flying by.
Elanor - Aug 19, 2004 2:37 pm (#2611 of 2936)
Thanks Padfoot ! You won't believe maybe, but in fact it is a 12th century dungeon ! I live in a medieval town. If you want to see it just go to : [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and search for the "Tour Philippe Auguste". Hedwig lives just under the roof ! ;-)
Padfoot - Aug 19, 2004 2:54 pm (#2612 of 2936)
Very cool! So that is where you got your last avatar from. There aren't many 12th century dungeons in Denver. There is a lovely park out my window. But alas (ear wax) there are no owls, just pigeons and sea gulls.
Elanor - Aug 19, 2004 3:07 pm (#2613 of 2936)
... when you want to say to Padfoot that you love sea gulls too and that nobody knows when the owl will come with a letter...
... when you're so happy Padfoot recognized your previous avatar as one of the capitals of the benedictine abbey !
... when you want to say that you didn't go to Denver but visited Durango 4 years ago and really loved Colorado !
Leila 2X4B - Aug 19, 2004 9:55 pm (#2614 of 2936)
...when you realize that the sorting hat has yet to decide between Ravenclaw and Gryffindor. (I am brave because I have a child and let her go outside, however, I am one of the biggest insufferable know-it-alls that I know, and that is saying something).
...when you shed a tear because the cover of your hardcover edition of PoA had a tear near the spine.
...when you are compelled to reread the books for what seems to be the millionth time, because school is about to begin and you won't have time for it soon.
...when you consider taking a class you don't need, because they assigned SS as required reading.
Ozymandias - Aug 19, 2004 10:35 pm (#2615 of 2936)
What class, Leila? I'm incredibly jealous. I looked through my class schedule hoping to find some marginally HP-related class, but alas, earwax.
septentrion - Aug 20, 2004 3:12 am (#2616 of 2936)
...when you nearly jump around in front of people because one of your colleagues agrees to give you a golden snitch ! Can't believe it, can't wait next week to get it !
septentrion - Aug 20, 2004 6:03 am (#2617 of 2936)
Yeap, I got my golden snitch this afternoon ! In real life, it's just a plastic winged ball but in my head, it comes from the wizarding world.
...when you're taunted about your pink hoodie and how girlie you look like, and you answer : "Hermione wears one !"
...when you say to someone who makes sad predicts "you're making your Sibyl Trelawney".
Eponine - Aug 20, 2004 6:15 am (#2618 of 2936)
When the woman in the gym next to you has a long thin nose and auburn hair and you wonder if she might be related to Dumbledore.
Kasse - Aug 20, 2004 7:57 am (#2619 of 2936)
When you are sitting in a group of friends thinking up baby girl names and someone suggests Dolores and you scream out “NO WAY” then proceed to explain about Umbridge and they all look at you like you are crazy and say “It is just a book Kasse!” and you think to yourself ‘these muggles just do not understand........’
EDIT: No offence to anyone out there with the name Dolores intended
Kasse - Aug 20, 2004 10:34 am (#2620 of 2936)
When you spend over an hour at the nearest Hot Topic store looking through all the pins for the Hp related ones
When you are so Happy because you found: Sirius Black, Something Wicked This Way Comes, I speak Parseltongue, Muggle, Mudblood, Hogwarts Crest, Hufflepuff, Slytherin, Ravenclaw .
When you are really upset becausee Gryffindor, my own house was completely sold out! Now I know how you felt Czarina II when they did not have your ravenclaw.
Elanor - Aug 20, 2004 11:00 am (#2621 of 2936)
... when you wish you could find a Hot Topic store in France so you could find some of those pins here too, especially the "I speak Parseltongue" one... (never saw them here, boo hoo !) : you're so lucky Kasse !
... when you buy a new diary and you choose it red and gold because you're in Gryffindor, even if the green one would have been more practical but you certainly won't start a new school year with Slytherin's colours !
... when, sitting in front of the 275 notebooks you have to prepare for your pupils, you wish you had a wand because you're sure McGonagall never wrote herself the name of her students on their parchment-notebooks !
Catherine - Aug 20, 2004 11:09 am (#2622 of 2936)
When you go to Petsmart to buy dog food and stop dead in your tracks at the rack of new 2005 pet calendars. Right next to each other are the guinea pig and ferret calendars, and you immediately think of Denise and Padfoot. Then your eye drifts two calendars over, and you see bassett hounds, and you wonder if Loopy Lupin's parents have seen that one yet.
*waves to Denise, Loopy, and Padfoot**
Padfoot - Aug 20, 2004 12:31 pm (#2623 of 2936)
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*waves back at Catherine*
I need to go to Petsmart tonight and pick up some ferret food. Thanks for the reminder!
...When you see HP action figures in Target and are tempted to buy them. Then realize I have no children and I am too old to buy toys for myself.
Czarina II - Aug 20, 2004 1:23 pm (#2624 of 2936)
LOL Padfoot! Those toys are either cute (the Hermione doll, etc.) or just fantastic! Of course, I would never buy one...too old, no place to put it.
tracie1976 - Aug 20, 2004 6:18 pm (#2625 of 2936)
....when your daughter comes home from grandma's with a t-shirt that says Hairy Pawter and the Goblet of Fur and she asks you if you want to wear it.
True Love - Aug 20, 2004 6:34 pm (#2626 of 2936)
When you are so pleased to realize that your former Minister's(Federal Dept Minister, not religious minister)name is Peter (Pierre)Pettigrew. Actually, he is now our Minister of Foreign Affairs (for Canada) so he may be visiting your country soon. BTW - he does look a bit like a rat!
When you are pleased to see your 78 yr old mum has Harry Potter pajamas in her dresser drawer (she asked me to bring her some PJs while she is in hospital).
When you go from store to store to make sure the adult-cover HP books you buy are in the best shape possible.
When you refuse to buy the OoP book now (even though it is on sale) because you want to get the adult-cover one to go with the rest of your collection.
When you find yourself stroking the cover on your new HP books to remove the fingerprints.
When you look at young people and try to identify them as characters in the HP books, especially the young couples, wondering if Ron or Harry would behave in the same way with their girlfriends.
When you look at redheads and wonder if they are "real" redheads like Ron is.
The giant squid - Aug 20, 2004 8:16 pm (#2627 of 2936)
Then realize I have no children and I am too old to buy toys for myself
Shame on you, Cynde! Toys aren't just for kids, you know.
looks over at the enormous pile of Harry Potter LEGO sets in the corner
azi - Aug 21, 2004 4:16 am (#2628 of 2936)
...When you rediscover a sequin art set that you constructed years ago and promptly set about re-making it and adding 'Hermes' along the bottom.(I couldn't call it 'Hedwig' because it's not a snowy owl and my teddy-bear owl is already known by that name).
...When you are looking at your friends' AS-level results in the paper, get bored, and decide to look for people who have surnames from Harry Potter instead. I found a Rowling, 6 Woods, a Fletcher, 2 Evans, 2 Johnsons...probably more, but I couldn't be bothered to read all 750 names.
True Love - Aug 21, 2004 6:23 am (#2629 of 2936)
When you secretly wish you will get Harry Potter merchandise (toys are good) for your upcoming birthday, even if you are a "mature" adult with no kids. I did point out to my husband that I don't have ANY HP stuff.... except the books.
Elanor - Aug 21, 2004 8:20 am (#2630 of 2936)
... when you laugh all alone in front of your computer when reading True Love's post because your birthday is approaching too and you do exactly the same thing that she does !
... when you know that the chances this will work are poor indeed when you make these "discreet" hints and people just look at the sky with a patient look which is meaning : "And she is turning 32... dear, dear...).
Catherine - Aug 21, 2004 8:23 am (#2631 of 2936)
When your birthday isn't until December, but you have already shown your hubby the "Time Turner" necklace and explicitly stated, "I want this."
When you are older than Elanor, and see nothing wrong with wanting HP merchandise.
Liz Mann - Aug 21, 2004 2:50 pm (#2632 of 2936)
...when you are 18, a very self-concious age for a lost of people, and you want HP merchandise too. Even though your birthday is already gone. Still, there's always Christmas isn't there?
...when you are proud of your best friend because she wrote a poem that featured a phoenix and told you that she got the inspiration from Fawkes.
freshwater - Aug 22, 2004 12:35 am (#2633 of 2936)
When your birthday isn't until December, but you have already shown your hubby the "Time Turner" necklace and explicitly stated, "I want this." Good for you, Catherine! That time turner is a thing of beauty...I want one myself.
...when you're out in public and see a young teenage girl with long red hair and just barely restrain yourself from yelling, "Hey! It's Ginny!"
Upulwan - Aug 22, 2004 3:33 am (#2634 of 2936)
When you yawn, stretch and glance at your colleague at the next desk to inform her solemnly that there's nothing in your horizon to look forward to except HPB's release hopefully sometime soon.
Then hope your flatmate's being held in the local police station overnight for drink driving (though she neither drinks nor drives), so she can't hog the dial-up line and prevent you from logging onto Lexicon..
Star Crossed - Aug 22, 2004 5:45 am (#2635 of 2936)
...when you also try to make it obvious you want Harry Potter things for your upcoming birthday.
...when you are watching the second CD for CoS to look at the paintings but get distracted by the Spell Knowledge and you get to the Dueling Scene and Lockhart comes onto screen, and your father asks who he is. You're about to answer when he sees Daniel Radcliffe and says, "Oh, he's in there." I'm getting my father to figure out Harry Potter things without ever reading the books or seeing the movie!
...when your father knows to stop at the Harry Potter toys at all the stores so you can look at them.
...when you look at the Harry Potter display outside your local bookstore, and loudly point out which ones you want. You then go inside the store to find 501 French Verbs, but get sidetracked at the Harry Potter section inside the store.
True Love - Aug 22, 2004 6:17 am (#2636 of 2936)
When you keep going to Mugglenet to vote for Dan Radcliffe as the cutest HP guy even though you should click on the "I am too old" box.
Marie E. - Aug 22, 2004 10:22 am (#2637 of 2936)
...when you get mad when your cat is chewing on your witches broom.
...when you own a witches broom.
Liz Mann - Aug 22, 2004 3:50 pm (#2638 of 2936)
...when you wish you owned a witch's broom.
Where did you get it, Marie? The only ones I can find are too small for me.
tracie1976 - Aug 22, 2004 8:02 pm (#2639 of 2936)
...when you are wathing the 2nd Matrix movie and you think what Neo is wearing looks like it would be something Snape would wear.
Czarina II - Aug 22, 2004 11:38 pm (#2640 of 2936)
When you are tired of hearing H/Hr shippers compare HP with the Matrix -- which doesn't even make sense to you.
When you are watching the Olympics and an athlete is listed as "Grainger"...and your first reaction is "Hey, they spelled it wrong!"
When you are willing to go to the PoA film at the cheapseats with your mother in order to see it again.
When the above is the highlight of your weekend.
When you can't get the "Double, double, toil and trouble..." song out of your head.
When you are enraged that there seem to be so many people who dislike Ron because he is your favourite male character in both the books and films. (Of course, everyone is entitled to their own opinion.)
Star Crossed - Aug 23, 2004 4:45 am (#2641 of 2936)
...when you almost jump off the bus because you saw Harry Potter on a sign. Looks like they're showing one of the movies tomorrow (Because of Rupert's birthday, perhaps?)
...when you are very shocked that if you had the chance to go, your father would assume you would go to a splash party.
...when you are very tempted to beg your friends for a ride.
Kasse - Aug 23, 2004 6:57 am (#2642 of 2936)
When you get into work at 7:30 am and it is now 9:57 am and all you have done is catch up on threads and post your oppinions.
septentrion - Aug 23, 2004 7:08 am (#2643 of 2936)
...when you think Emilie Lepennec deserved her golden medal in Olympics gymnastic because they said on the radio she reads HP in English
Padfoot - Aug 23, 2004 9:19 am (#2644 of 2936)
Edited by Aug 23, 2004 9:21 am
When you get into work at 7:30 am and it is now 9:57 am and all you have done is catch up on threads and post your opinions.
You mean that isn't what our computers are for?
...When watching the Olympics you see a marathon runner with the last name of Radcliffe representing the UK.
...When you are contemplating asking for HP stuff for Christmas, even though it's only August.
Edit: ...When you see double decker buses in downtown Denver! I checked, it was not a tripple decker nor was it purple. But still, very unusual!
psipsina - Aug 23, 2004 9:32 am (#2645 of 2936)
....when while ironing clothes over the weekend, you accidentally iron your own fingers as well, and whilst in pain, you think of how much house elves must suffer while ironing their little hands....
Kasse - Aug 23, 2004 10:33 am (#2646 of 2936)
Ouch, poor psipsina!
When you go to Target to see how much HP stuff they have...
When you are very tempted to buy all the HP merchandise you see, but you do not (I have a phone bill due )
When you go to to the record store to get the PS soundtrack (to console yourself for not getting anything at Target) and end up finding and buying the HP collection with the soundtracks of all three movies (even if you already bought the POA soundtrack. last week)
Am I the only one who had no idea there was the HP soundtrack collection out?
Eponine - Aug 23, 2004 10:39 am (#2647 of 2936)
When you are thrilled that you got a HP game (Sorcerer's Stone game) for $2 at a new thrift store by your house.
No, Kasse, I didn't know that either.
Liz Mann - Aug 23, 2004 10:56 am (#2648 of 2936)
I think I did.
Star Crossed - Aug 23, 2004 12:55 pm (#2649 of 2936)
...when you start shrieking during the end of band camp for today because you are actually selling HP items for band. We're selling HP gift wrap, HP night light, two HP keychains, and two HP book ends. Must...have...
haymoni - Aug 23, 2004 1:29 pm (#2650 of 2936)
...when you are thinking about forgiving your ungrateful, "I don't want a Harry Potter-themed birthday party" eleven-year-old because he points out that the character in the recently-stolen "Scream" painting reminds him of Voldemort.
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Elanor - Aug 23, 2004 1:48 pm (#2651 of 2936)
... when shopping you see some lovely HP merchandises and you think to True Love's birthday.
... when, just for the sake of it because you wanted them, you buy some HP stickers.
... when you stick some of these stickers on your diary because you know that you won't be able to visit the forum for all the day when you will start working again, but you want to have HP things with you just to make the separation less painful till the evening...
Padfoot - Aug 23, 2004 2:28 pm (#2652 of 2936)
Edited by Aug 23, 2004 2:29 pm
...When your brother goes to China and takes a picture of this poster just because he knows you are nuts over HP!
Edit: If anyone can translate, I would love to know what this poster says.
Elanor - Aug 23, 2004 2:47 pm (#2653 of 2936)
WOW Padfoot ! He IS really a brother ! Sorry, I can't help for the translation, but it seems to be weird, isn't it? I don't know anything about planes, but isn't a F 16 a fighter ?
Padfoot - Aug 23, 2004 3:08 pm (#2654 of 2936)
Yes it is. So the question is, what does a jet fighter have to do with Harry Potter? Talk about muggle and wizarding worlds colliding. And Harry is catching the snitch, why? Is he faster than muggle aircraft while playing Quiddich?
haymoni - Aug 23, 2004 3:10 pm (#2655 of 2936)
It probably says something like.."Faster than Harry Potter going after the Golden Snitch..."
Padfoot - Aug 23, 2004 3:36 pm (#2656 of 2936)
...Able to leap buildings with a single bound. It's a bird, it's a plane it's superman Harry Potter!
Star Crossed - Aug 23, 2004 4:07 pm (#2657 of 2936)
...when you shout for joy, freaking out your parents, because your card was in the G. R. I. N. T. project. (For those who don't know, it's a project that people on Mugglenet made. You send things for Rupert's birthday, they put it in a scrapbook, and then send it to him.) Anyone else get anything in?
True Love - Aug 23, 2004 4:46 pm (#2658 of 2936)
When you debate whether to get the HP soundtracks (I didn't know there was a collection) as a pre-birthday gift incase my husband is clueless to the hints. Yes Elanor, I am still hinting.
When you want HP stickers to decorate your office files.
tracie1976 - Aug 23, 2004 5:37 pm (#2659 of 2936)
...when your husband reads over your shoulder and asks what comes out in late summer/early fall of 2005 and you explain to him that you hope its when the new book comes out.
...when your husband says "Oh so its not the next movie?" and you answer with November 2005.
...when your husband is a little shocked that you don't have a countdown thing for the new movie yet.
Acceber - Aug 23, 2004 8:03 pm (#2660 of 2936)
...when you wish you could read Padfoot's posters because you take Chinese in school, but alas, you aren't that good.
...when you occupied yourself while biking today with thinking of new things for your fanfic.
...when you knew you had more things to post here but you can't remember them now and it annoys you greatly.
Julia. - Aug 23, 2004 8:51 pm (#2661 of 2936)
...When your birthday is in a few weeks and you are asking everyone you know for HP stuff.
...When you realize that you don't have a single picture of you doing something, and you realize that the perfect solution is to have someone take a pic of you reading HBP.
Ozymandias - Aug 24, 2004 12:31 am (#2662 of 2936)
...when you hope that Julia is able to take her HBP picture very, very soon.
...when you're needing names for a story you're writing, and you use the names of minor HP characters and of Forum members.
...when you feel bad that said characters are murder victims. Sorry guys!
septentrion - Aug 24, 2004 3:02 am (#2663 of 2936)
Elanor, in which store did you get theose stickers ? I couldn't find only one !
Elanor - Aug 24, 2004 5:56 am (#2664 of 2936)
Will you believe it ? It was at the Intermarché ! They are just those kind of Panini stickers, you know, for albums, but some of the pictures are nice actually but I would love to find real ones too !
... when you remember someone mentioned here a "Time Turner" necklace and you wish you could find one in France too !
... when you wonder if it is possible to order one somewhere on the internet ? Does anybody know where ?
Catherine - Aug 24, 2004 6:09 am (#2665 of 2936)
When you are excited to tell Elanor about the following website to the time turner and other official merchandise.
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When you are sad because they don't ship outside the U.S. or Canada at this time. Sorry, Elanor.
septentrion - Aug 24, 2004 7:11 am (#2666 of 2936)
Elanor, have a try on [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] And thanks for Intermarché ! Septentrion thinking of how she'll schedule a without-husband-knowing-go-to-the-store.
Elanor - Aug 24, 2004 7:43 am (#2667 of 2936)
... when you want to thank Catherine because you've been on the site she mentioned and found the time turner really beautiful (so sad we don't have them in France - cruel world sometimes !)
And thanks Septentrion, I'll check on ebay too ! BTW, I think you can by those stickers at the "bureau de tabac" too, easier to go unnoticed... ;-) !
Padfoot - Aug 24, 2004 8:15 am (#2668 of 2936)
Becca, if you are taking Chinese at school, maybe you can show the picture of the poster to your teacher and find out the translation? I would really love to know what it says. I admire you for learning Chinese, I never even attempted a language so different from English (I studied German when I was in school).
Kasse - Aug 24, 2004 11:49 am (#2669 of 2936)
When you begin referring to non HP fanatics as muggles....
septentrion - Aug 24, 2004 12:10 pm (#2670 of 2936)
...when you went to the store right after work and get some (120) of that stickers
...when you spend one hour of your time to discover your stickers and now wonder when you could stick them without spoiling them
...when you can hardly listen to anything else than PoA soundtrack, which makes you remember of the movie
Ozymandias - Aug 24, 2004 12:38 pm (#2671 of 2936)
...when you decide that the bag you use for groceries is boring, so you do this:
EDIT: Yikes, sorry for the giant picture. Can anyone tell me how to resize them?
Catherine - Aug 24, 2004 12:43 pm (#2672 of 2936)
When you love Ozy's bag! It's awesome!
septentrion - Aug 24, 2004 12:52 pm (#2673 of 2936)
...when you vigorously nod with Catherine about Ozy's bag
Padfoot - Aug 24, 2004 1:20 pm (#2674 of 2936)
Very cool Ozy.
For resizing a picture, you should have that option in Photoshop or whatever graphic program you use.
Kasse - Aug 24, 2004 1:36 pm (#2675 of 2936)
Love the bag Ozy - very chic. How did you do that? I would love to do something like that.
Elanor - Aug 24, 2004 2:32 pm (#2676 of 2936)
I love it too !
... when someone really gets on your nerves and you say to him : "just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn't mean we all have"...
... when you say it in english and he doesn't understand all that you said but did understand it was a cutting remark...
... when you don't care he didn't understand because you made your point and more you made it in a HP way, and that is important !
Catherine - Aug 24, 2004 2:35 pm (#2677 of 2936)
When you are excited that Elanor got to make that point to someone!
When you just love thinking about "the emotional range of a teaspoon..."
Kasse - Aug 24, 2004 2:42 pm (#2678 of 2936)
When even though your French is not that great you want to translate the quote for Elanor so that she can repeat it to him in french (even though I know that Elanor probably knows what it is in Frech anyway)
juste parce que vous avez la gamme émotive d'une cuillère ne signifie pas que nous tous avons "...
I do not know if thatis right? Anyone with the french copies out there?
Liz Mann - Aug 24, 2004 2:59 pm (#2679 of 2936)
...when you too love Ozy's bag!
Elanor - Aug 24, 2004 3:00 pm (#2680 of 2936)
Thank you so much Catherine and Kasse ! You know, I was really irritated, and I don't know why but the quote came to me naturally !
I like your translation, it is cute ! Another one would be "Ce n'est pas parce que tu as le niveau affectif d'une petite cuillère que cela signifie que nous avons tous le même". I love that quote ! And it was very funny to see his face, the more because he didn't really understand it...
Catherine - Aug 24, 2004 4:14 pm (#2681 of 2936)
When you can combine innate male emotional immaturity with HP and Hermione's awesome "teaspoon" quote.
When Kasse and Elanor can do it in French.
When you know NO French at all (because you took intro German, alas earwax), but still appreciate their efforts to be Hermione via the "teaspoon" quote.
When you love Hermione's "teaspoon" comment no matter what language it appears in...
TwinklingBlueEyes - Aug 24, 2004 4:18 pm (#2682 of 2936)
Ozy, the easy way to resize it is when you type in the filename, add width=68 height=15> after the .jpg">Your current size is 762x783, so you could cut that in half or smaller.
:ie img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/Ozymandias_emod/3a9b75fe.jpg" width=381 height=391>
Hope that helps.
Edit: I really liked the bag too!
Eponine - Aug 24, 2004 4:43 pm (#2683 of 2936)
Ozy, great bag! You'll have to let us know if you get any comments on it at the grocery store.
When you are (only slightly) jealous of Ozy and the great bag!
Ozymandias - Aug 24, 2004 5:47 pm (#2684 of 2936)
Wow, thanks everyone! It's great to hear people admiring my art. *proud artist moment*
Kasse, it's made with Procion fabric dyes. I thickened the dyes and then put them through silkscreens that I made with the design. Once the design is made, it's really quite easy!
Thanks for the tip, Twinkling, I'll do that next time so I don't clog up those with dial-up internet.
freshwater - Aug 24, 2004 10:51 pm (#2685 of 2936)
....when you are at a Tupperware party (that's a home sales party for airtight kitchen storage containers) and are thrilled when the plastic CD case in the catalog is shown with a Harry Potter CD.
....when you are sorely tempted to buy this item even though you do not need it, and must tell youself so about 4 times.
septentrion - Aug 25, 2004 2:04 am (#2686 of 2936)
I think Tupperware is well known around the world.
...when you're abashed to discover tupperware sells HP stuff
Czarina II - Aug 25, 2004 10:29 am (#2687 of 2936)
When you admonish your friend with "Oh REALLY, Ron!" complete with the eye-rolling, sigh, and British accent -- even though your friend's name isn't Ron.
Elanor - Aug 25, 2004 11:17 am (#2688 of 2936)
... when you have breakfast in front of your computer because you start working again today (meeeting,and meeting...) and you know you won't be able to check the threads until this evening... :-(
... when, even if you have a mountain of work waiting for you tonight, you can't help yourself but come here first :-) !
... when preparing for the first school day tomorrow you're working on your "à la McGonagal" look to impress the 8 years old pupils who might want to play the tough guy ;-) !
Acceber - Aug 25, 2004 1:34 pm (#2689 of 2936)
...when you love Ozy's bag.
...when you equally love the teaspoon quote.
...when you know that if you had more time to yourself, you'd spend it reading threads you've never touched.
True Love - Aug 25, 2004 5:55 pm (#2690 of 2936)
... when you rename the 4 directorates in your branch as the 4 houses at Hogwarts and are amazed to see the organization chart already has the correct colours for those houses.
.. when you are pleased to see your "house" is scarlet just like Gryfindor and find it funny that the folks in Finance are Slytherine..
.. when you start refering to the Assistant Deputy Minister as DD or headmaster..
septentrion - Aug 26, 2004 12:41 am (#2691 of 2936)
when you notice an athlete in the Olympics is named Dudley but, ouf, not Dursley. Poor guy !
Kasse - Aug 26, 2004 7:39 am (#2692 of 2936)
When you hear someone on your local radio station refer to Hermione as Hermyra and you are outraged
When you know that your Lex family will understand why something like that bugs you – I mean honestly Hermyra!?!
Catherine - Aug 26, 2004 7:52 am (#2693 of 2936)
I mean honestly Hermyra!?! --Kasse
When you understand Kasse's indignation.
When you could understand if it had been pronounced "Her-me-oh-ninny," but "Hermyra" is just so wrong.
Elanor - Aug 26, 2004 11:27 am (#2694 of 2936)
... when you want to say to Kasse : send the radio guy to Filch, he will know what to do with him...
... when driving to school for the first day of the school year you hear PoA soundtrack because it is obvious you couldn't hear anything else (except maybe PS soundtrack...)
... when you think that august the 31th is very close and you wish you could go to King's Cross Station just to "feel" it on that day and you 're sure if you could you would meet some Lexicon members there...
septentrion - Aug 26, 2004 12:08 pm (#2695 of 2936)
when you think that august the 31th is very close and you wish you could go to King's Cross Station just to "feel" it on that day and you 're sure if you could you would meet some Lexicon members there...
...or some wizards...
Kasse - Aug 26, 2004 1:02 pm (#2696 of 2936)
When you are frustrated because your phone company does not have the Harry Potter theme song listed as one of the tunes that you can use on your phone I wanted to have it play when my messages came through.
T- mobile you need to sort out your priorities!
Elanor - Aug 26, 2004 1:10 pm (#2697 of 2936)
... so do I Septentrion, so do I...
... when you think that we already call the non-real-HP-fans "muggles", from what you presume that we all are some kind of wizards here ! (at least, some trustful squibs !)
freshwater - Aug 26, 2004 1:29 pm (#2698 of 2936)
Septentrion, I don't want to start a stampede for the nearest Tupperware lady....they do not sell HP stuff, they simply had an HP soundtrack CD in their rigid plastic CD container. Just shows how easily I am pleased to find HP stuff anywhere.
Elanor....I apologize for never responding to a question of yours (many, many posts back...we were away camping for several weeks)....I teach students with special educational needs in grades 3 and 5. This will be my 26th year teaching, and I love it more every year....even though I am still deep in denial that summer vacation is over. I start school next Monday. What do you teach?
freshwater - Aug 26, 2004 2:26 pm (#2699 of 2936)
...when you frequently read (on various threads on the HP Lexicon Forum) about LOL funny posts which caused other readers to "spew" beverage onto their computer screens, and finally realize that you will now view Hermione's S.P.E.W. badges in a whole different light.
Madame Librarian - Aug 27, 2004 5:25 am (#2700 of 2936)
When you squint in a concentrated attempt at assessing the Harry Potter-ability of every library patron who wanders into the children's area. "Hmmm," I say to myself, "what are the chances that one's already read Harry Potter?" If they're over 7 and they ask me to suggest a good book, the very first one I recommend is PS. If it's an adult asking for good suggestions for their kid, I suggest same and encourage a joint reading. I've even unconsciously find myself driting toward Rowling on the bookshelf as I chat with the patron. Weird, but you understand.
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Star Crossed - Aug 27, 2004 6:15 am (#2701 of 2936)
...when you actually had two HP dreams. The first one was Lily, Remus, and Sirius as toddlers. And for whoever has seen the Kim Possible episode when she travels through time, Lily looked like Pre-School Kim, Remus looked like Pre-School Ron, and Sirius *Scarily enough) looked like Dr. Drakken with white skin instead of blue. Sirius demanded Lily take back her ring from Remus, and date him instead. She got so scared she followed through. In the second dream, Harry and Hermione were talking, and all of a sudden, they explored an attic in the Gryffindor Common Room. They find a chest at the very, very top and they open it. Inside is a picture of what looks like Remus, ubt he looks like royalty, in his robes of purple. Suddenly, people walk out of the chest, it's Remus and Lily. Remus and Harry go to talk, and then so do Lily and Hermione. Hermione asks Lily what's going on. Lily explains the chest is a family heirloom of Remus', and their spirits were captured in it. They were nothing more than portraits that could freely walk around. Then they contemplate something about squirells.
...when you start cheering for TJ on Recess because he says "Fraternizing with the enemy."
...when you wish your PUB (Publications, it's for our school newspaper) was a wizard picture, so your father could see your picture where you're nestled in the wayyyy back behind everyone.
Liz Mann - Aug 27, 2004 8:07 am (#2702 of 2936)
Cool dreams, Star Crossed. I haven't had any HP ones that I can remember for a while now.
I'm not sure if I've posted this one or not but:
...when you're watching an episode of the Disney cartoon Fillmore where someone steals all the books in the library, and Fillmore finds most of them but all the best ones are still missing, including Tolkein and Rowling, you are really pleased that Rowling is mentioned as being one of the best.
...when you are also annoyed because they pronounce her name wrong.
Elanor - Aug 27, 2004 10:17 am (#2703 of 2936)
Hi Brightwater ! I'm teaching in an elementary school and I have 15 first years and 9 second years in the same class !
... when you tried your "A la McGonagall" look this afternoon on kids who were fighting and it really impressed them...
... when after that you couldn't help yourself but smile at that idea.
... when the radio guy says something about "The Da Vinci code" book being the HP for adults and you think that radio guys are not more brilliant on this side of the Atlantic that they are on the other (don't they Kasse ?).
... when you decide it would be a good idea to feed some Blast Ended Skrewts with those morons finally...
septentrion - Aug 27, 2004 11:14 am (#2704 of 2936)
Elanor, aren't you in these schools which begin schoolterm earlier ?
"da vinci code" HP for adults ? What a nutter ! You may need some help with the skrewt
...when you're blissfully happy because your colleague currently travelling in the US will come back to work next week with 3 (instead of 2) HP hardcover for you. I'll only have to order GoF on amazon and my collection will be nearly complete (still miss the british version). Well, nobody worries, my paperback collection is complete...
...when you like to hear some stupid advertisements on radio just because they speak of HP (for Elanor and other frenchies : ads for Intermarché)
DJ Evans - Aug 27, 2004 1:34 pm (#2705 of 2936)
....when you finally are able to get a new cell phone -- one with some really cool features, like downloadable ring tones -- & the first thing that you do when you get home (with said new cell phone) is to go straight to their web site & see if they have the Harry Potter Theme as a ring tone!! (alas earwax, they don't -- so there goes your "happy" moment of the day!! Darn it!!!)
Kasse - Aug 27, 2004 1:40 pm (#2706 of 2936)
Deb I can not find that ring tone either
....when you hope that by saying you are looking for the HP theme song ring tone that someone will know where to find it and post a link here *crossing fingers*
ShelterGirl - Aug 27, 2004 1:54 pm (#2707 of 2936)
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Go for it guys. Pick your cell phone brand and happy downloading...
Elanor - Aug 27, 2004 2:43 pm (#2708 of 2936)
... I'm afraid so Septentrion ! School started yesterday for me, but we're having a "4 days' week", so I don't work on saturday mornings which means more time for the forum then ! (BTW, I will send you my HP stickers numbers this week-end)
... when you have heard the ad Septentrion mentioned and you like to hear it too !
... when there is only one place you can mention that without thinking the other people will find that, this time, your case is dangerously getting worse...
dragon keeper - Aug 27, 2004 2:48 pm (#2709 of 2936)
...when you've been sitting at your computer for five hours straight, and you still don't get up to do something else...
...when you log off of the forum and then log back on two minutes later to see if there has been a new post...then log off of the forum...then log back on...
Padfoot - Aug 27, 2004 2:52 pm (#2710 of 2936)
...When you find that visiting this forum is an excellent procrastination tool. Oh it's Friday afternoon, who wants to get any work done?
DJ Evans - Aug 27, 2004 4:40 pm (#2711 of 2936)
....when you know you belong to the "best" forum on the World Wide Web. The Lex has such great/wonderful people, as our own ShelterGirl, to show us the way to HP ring tones!!!!! I'm now bowing down repeatedly in my most humble thanks!!!!! Thanks, I will definitely go hunting now for my HP ring tone!!!
P. S. Also, thanks to Kasse for making the plead!
as I fade away singing "Oh Happy Days Are Here Again!!"
Liz Mann - Aug 27, 2004 4:46 pm (#2712 of 2936)
...when you know you belong to the "best" forum on the World Wide Web.
...when you agree with DJ.
ShelterGirl - Aug 27, 2004 4:59 pm (#2713 of 2936)
You are most welcome. You know you're a Lex addict when it makes your day to make their day.
--*Happily skips off to St Mungo's with her Kool Aid*
Kasse - Aug 27, 2004 8:04 pm (#2714 of 2936)
Thank you SO MUCH sheltergirl I now have the theme song on my phone!
....you know you are a HP fan when getting the HP theme song ring tone is the highlight of your day!
freshwater - Aug 27, 2004 10:54 pm (#2715 of 2936)
Kasse, I'd love to have the HP theme as my ringtone, but I need a tone that rings long enough for me to get to my phone and answer it! What do you think of the length of the ringing before voice-mail kicks in?
Isenduil - Aug 28, 2004 1:59 am (#2716 of 2936)
When you stop reading a lot of the threads because your afraid if you read all of these predictions that it will spoil the surprise when Half-Blood Prince comes out (the Aberforth one was the final straw for me, now I read a few threads that never have predictions on them). I am not the only one am I?
Madame Librarian - Aug 28, 2004 6:18 am (#2717 of 2936)
When a friend, going to England on a vacation trip, offers to get something for you, and usually when people ask you something like that, you can't really think of anything. In this case, it took less than a second to answer: a copy of OoP (or any one of the 5) with the European adult cover version and/or the Stephen Fry recorded version of OoP.
Kasse - Aug 28, 2004 6:28 am (#2718 of 2936)
Freshwater - I sent you an eamil
Isenduli - I actually love reading the predictions. I have to check out that Aberforth thread now
ok back to the topic
.......when your can relate any topic to Harry Potter so much so that your friends have given up trying to steer clear of HP and just accepted the fact that HP is a part of my life
Liz Mann - Aug 28, 2004 6:42 am (#2719 of 2936)
Isenduil - no, you're not. I don't read most of the threads on here either. But that's mainly because there are so many. The only ones I really read are the movie threads (which I am behind on), this thread, the Vote thread (because I run it), Potty HQ and the one about Sirius and the Veil. I'm more obsessed with the fan fiction forum at the moment.
...when you keep the FFF mimimised at the bottom of your screen and keep refreshing it every few minutes to see if anyone's posted a review of your fic.
...when you are really happy because you've actually finished one of your fics!
...when you dream that you're at Accio 2005 (at least, I think that's where I was).
Acceber - Aug 28, 2004 7:11 am (#2720 of 2936)
...when you see something in your dad's messy handwriting that looks like LV (Lord Voldemort), but under closer examination it's LU and you're annoyed.
...when the last few times your parents have seen you on the computer, they've said, "Doing Harry?" and they've always been right.
Catherine - Aug 28, 2004 7:21 am (#2721 of 2936)
When you are so excited to put HP ringtones on your cell phone.
When you are so disappointed that you have such an old dinosaur of a cell phone that you can't do it.
When you resolve to replace your cell phone in order to remedy the problem!
***You know you are getting old when your babysitter sees your cell phone and asks, "What is that?"***
Good Evans - Aug 28, 2004 10:49 am (#2722 of 2936)
When you are fixing doors which will not hang straight and you wonder which spell would make it all so much easier!!!!!!
Denise P. - Aug 28, 2004 3:48 pm (#2723 of 2936)
Freshwater, I have Hedwig's Theme as the ring tone on my cell phone....it has never played the entire way through or gone to voice mail before I can get to it. I just looked and the length of the ring is 33 seconds long. I have a Nokia cell phone and just downloaded the song onto my phone. I also have the Hogwarts crest as my desktop on my cell phone
Kasse - Aug 28, 2004 4:53 pm (#2724 of 2936)
Denise P - I sent you an email.
.....When you have decided that you are going to name your pet after a HP charachter or a spell.
EDIT: Any and all suggestions are welcome, (because I can not think of a good one) by the way it is a Bearded Dragaon.
Denise P. - Aug 28, 2004 5:25 pm (#2725 of 2936)
when you DO have pets named for HP characters. Petunia came to us with her name already so we just continued the HP theme for them.
Petunia, a black and white Abbyssian guinea pig
Lily, a gold, black and white Tricolor guinea pig (see my avatar)
Luna, a gold and black Texel guinea pig
(and yes, we have two more guinea pigs but non-HP names)
Spice, a red Sheba Mini Yak guinea pig
Cinnamon, a tan, brown and white Ridgeback guinea pig
Ozymandias - Aug 28, 2004 5:27 pm (#2726 of 2936)
...when you wish your cell phone was able to display HP desktops or ringtones, but alas, earwax.
...when you don't have a pet, so you named your cactus Neville.
Lily is adorable, Denise!
Kasse - Aug 28, 2004 5:42 pm (#2727 of 2936)
Ozy my cactus is called Neville too!
My fish is called Luna
......when you are determined to name all your pets after a HP charachter or spells.
Julia. - Aug 28, 2004 9:30 pm (#2728 of 2936)
Well, I don't have any pets, but my electronic devices all have Harry Potter names. Seamus (laptop computer), Neville(diskman), Ernie(desktop computer), Ginny(steryo), and Hermione(calculator).
...When your future pets (kitty cats) will be named Remus and Andromedia.
Liz Mann - Aug 29, 2004 6:33 am (#2729 of 2936)
...when you read on The Leaky Cauldron that they're filming GoF up at Steall Falls, near Fort William in Scotland, and almost immediately start looking up info on the internet about where exactly it is and how to get to it, even though you're in the south east of England, it's this week, you'd have to stay at least one night, you've already got a holiday coming up that needs to be paid for, the prices of long-distance train journeys are ridiculous, and your mum will never let you go for these reasons. I WANT TO SEE SOME FILMING DAGNABBIT!
septentrion - Aug 29, 2004 7:24 am (#2730 of 2936)
...when you wish, while you husband direct deserved reproaches to you, that he did it the way Lupin reproached Harry for his use of the Marauders' map.
...when you begin to swap HP stickers as you did with candy stickers when you were in elementary school and aren't ashamed for it.
Elanor - Aug 29, 2004 2:01 pm (#2731 of 2936)
... when you understand what Septentrion is feeling and agree that nothing related to HP should make us feel ashamed !
... when you're watching the Olympics closing ceremony and think that Fred and George would like the fireworks...
... when you're sad because you were tired and felt asleep in front of your TV and you don't know if Firenze was there again...
Liz Mann - Aug 29, 2004 2:24 pm (#2732 of 2936)
...when you're watching the Olympics closing ceremony and think Fred and George would like the fireworks...
...when you watch the Olympics closing ceremony and think about wizarding fireworks too.
Great minds think alike, eh?
Catherine - Aug 29, 2004 2:30 pm (#2733 of 2936)
When you have enjoyed watching the Olympics, but somehow wish they could've squeezed, oh, three extra events.
When these events would involve dragons, underwater rescue from Mermpeople, and a huge maze complete with Skrewts, Acromantulas, and a Sphinx.
When you feel sad that the chat room has been out of commission for so long!
When you know the people on this site understand how you feel.
ShelterGirl - Aug 29, 2004 3:51 pm (#2734 of 2936)
When you read this on the NOAA website-
And yet another tropical storm in August,
Satellite images indicate that tropical storm hermine, the eighth of the 2004 atlantic hurricane season...
And you thought for a second, "They named a storm Hermione???"
And then you are sad when you take a second look and find it is not so.
Leila 2X4B - Aug 29, 2004 9:14 pm (#2735 of 2936)
...when you regret not naming you kitty after a HP character and claim that the fish, Charlie, was intentionally a HP name even though it wasn't.
Czarina II - Aug 29, 2004 11:38 pm (#2736 of 2936)
Edited by Aug 29, 2004 11:39 pm
When you're ashamed to have spent so much time watching the Olympics instead of reading the Forum.
When you are glad the Olympics are over so you can get on with reading.
When you realise that getting ready to go back to school is much more important, since you fly across the country in a week.
When you are subsequently very disappointed.
When you remember that you will have time to read the Forum again once school starts and you have to procrastinate again.
When you hope to get more of your fanfic written, since it is mapped out, but you wonder if anyone has read it?
Acceber - Aug 30, 2004 4:43 am (#2737 of 2936)
Which fanfic Czarina? I think I've read both of yours and they're both very, very good.
...when you're attempting to do the bottom puzzle in the New York Times Magazine and one of the clues is Hogwarts Professor Remus Lupin, e.g. and you're very excited
...when you soon figure out the answer-eight letters long and pretty specific-I'll make it in invisible text if you want to figure it out -werewolf-.
...when you're proud of yourself since your answer fits in with another so it's right!
Eponine - Aug 30, 2004 6:13 am (#2738 of 2936)
Last night, my husband and I were out on our back porch, and there was a plane flying across the sky through the clouds. The lights made it look just like the flying Ford Anglia bursting through the clouds to come rescue Harry.
When you're disappointed because you know that Ron would never be able to fly the car to North Carolina.
Round Pink Spider - Aug 30, 2004 8:23 am (#2739 of 2936)
...when you had the EXACT same experience with an airplane last Halloween -- saw the twin lights on a low-flying plane and thought it was a flying car!!!
(a Harry Potter Halloween moment -- how appropriate.)
Catherine - Aug 30, 2004 8:37 am (#2740 of 2936)
When you live in North Carolina, too, and are upset that you didn't have the "Ford Anglia" sighting that Eponine did.
Czarina II - Aug 30, 2004 4:33 pm (#2741 of 2936)
Edited by Aug 30, 2004 4:34 pm
(Acceber -- you haven't commented on my fanfics! :-) Thanks for the compliment! I meant both, but particularly the longer one.)
When you think that if there are going to be any shots of the Bulgarian team or Durmstrang students in the GoF film, they should uniformly dye their hair red like the Russian athletics team at the Olympics.
When you feel slightly ashamed that you've never mistaken an airplane for a flying car yet.
DJ Evans - Aug 30, 2004 7:51 pm (#2742 of 2936)
....after reading Eponine & RPS posts and now that you've got the idea of seeing the twin lights on a low-flying plane and think it is a flying car planted firmly in your head, you know you will be thinking the same thing!!!
....you wonder if you'll be the one to "wave" back at said plane/car, wishing Ron & Harry a safe trip!!
freshwater - Aug 30, 2004 8:20 pm (#2743 of 2936)
....when you are thrilled to read on the What's New? page of the Lexicon that Lexicon Steve has set up a cafe press store with Lexicon stuff to buy!!! Go to [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] ....there is a white t-shirt, a coffee mug and a tote bag, each with the Lexicon banner. **big silly grin**
....when you dash over to the forum to post this knowing that many folks will be interested.
...when you feel dumb that you can't make the site address above a link for your forum buddies...sorry!
Julia. - Aug 30, 2004 8:35 pm (#2744 of 2936)
Thank you soooooo much for that link Freshwater! I'd love to have a Lex t-shirt!
The way you do a link is by putting 'http://' before the 'www' such as [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Or, if you check out the How do you? thread to learn how to do links like this.
septentrion - Aug 30, 2004 11:52 pm (#2745 of 2936)
...when you see a fullmoon partly hidden by clouds, nearly exactly the same than in PoA movie, and you think of Lupin. I nearly expected to hear a howling
...when the first thing you do at work is to check the new posts...more serious than work
Denise P. - Aug 31, 2004 9:54 am (#2746 of 2936)
When you search the internet for a Harry Potter faceplate for your cell phone...no luck!
Kasse - Aug 31, 2004 10:36 am (#2747 of 2936)
When you are eagerly going to buy the tote bad and mug
When you too are dissapointed because you are having troubble finding HP face plates for your cell phone (I need the face plate to go with my new ring tone!)
When you are hoping that someone who knows will place a link.........
Elanor - Aug 31, 2004 11:47 am (#2748 of 2936)
... when you see the sunset and think that the Hogwarts Express is approaching Hogwarts by now (only have a time difference of one hour with Great Britain here)...
... when you think that the Hogwarts house-elves have to be very busy preparing the feast...
... when you wish you could hear the Sorting Hat's song this year...
freshwater - Aug 31, 2004 6:00 pm (#2749 of 2936)
....when the latest edition of British Heritage magazine arrives in the mail with a cover photo of a steam train, and you immediately think, "That looks like the Hogwarts'Express!"
....when you look again and are thrilled to discover that it IS the Hogwarts' Express and one of the mail articles is "All Aboard for Harry Potter's Scotland"!! WooHoo! **doing happy dance**
....when you rapidly scan the article and are bummed out that they have foolishly neglected to photograph the "actual" location of Hogwarts. **hrrumph**
...when you love it that Elanor is mentally "living" the trip to Hogwarts and the opening feast on the appropriate date. I think I'll join you....**ah, yes...that's better...**
septentrion - Sep 1, 2004 1:40 am (#2750 of 2936)
...when you hope Elanor and Freshwater didn't meet a werewolf on Hogwarts' grounds
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Denise P. - Sep 1, 2004 4:44 am (#2751 of 2936)
When you are thrilled to find that there ARE Nokia Harry Potter faceplates (3 different ones) but alas, not for your model.
When upon further looking, you find a site that will customize a face plate but again, not for your model of cell phone.
When you breifly consider switching models of cell phone to order a customized plate....how cool would that be? To have a cell phone with the Hogwarts Crest on the back and your House crest on the front?? Oh well, I have a polar bear one...I suppose I can get a blue one (Ravenclaw!) and print stickers to put on it.
Catherine - Sep 1, 2004 4:53 am (#2752 of 2936)
When you had a weird Harry Potter dream for the first time.
When the dream wasn't really about the HP characters, but about people on the Forum.
When you dreamed that many of the Forumers were taking a random trip to Las Vegas.
When you woke up annoyed because they made you drive the whole way.
Lore..!! - Sep 1, 2004 7:56 am (#2753 of 2936)
When you simply can't stop thinking about harry potter and all your not-fans-friends are sick of you always talking about HP..
When even if you almost know every word and letter of the books you keep reading them.. and laughing at ron's ocurrences.. at getting scared and exited of the same thing.. and even when you know that what will happen in the end.. you still keep wondering what if evrything would go wrong.. and when you (some how) screem at harry not to go to the ministry.. knowing that he'll go.. and that sirius will die..
And specially when you take the tame to tell everyone why you just LOOOOVE HARRY POTTER!!
DJ Evans - Sep 1, 2004 8:22 am (#2754 of 2936)
LOL Catherine!! (When you woke up annoyed because they made you drive the whole way. ) That wasn't very nice of them!
....you are jealous of those with cell phones that have changeable face plates. My new cell phone is one of the new little ones and I can't change the looks of it.
....when you just thought about your cell phone wallpaper though!!! Hmmm, must go off and search the web for HP wallpapers! OK, I'm happy again!!
Padfoot - Sep 1, 2004 8:47 am (#2755 of 2936)
....When you are at the Dentist getting your teeth cleaned and somehow the conversation mysteriously lands on HP. *looks innocently around*
septentrion - Sep 1, 2004 11:49 am (#2756 of 2936)
...when you think Padfoot must be a witch because she managed to talk with her dentist while she was having her teeth cleaned although you can't do it yourself.
...when you have an important interview the 14th of september but remember better you have to check JKR's website that day.
Elanor - Sep 1, 2004 12:12 pm (#2757 of 2936)
... when you start to think that the guy who wrote little sketches for the french TV must be a HP/lex fan : these are sketches about dictionary's definitions (Larousse on TF1 just before the 8 p.m. news for Septentrion). I've only seen few of them and tonight's definition was "Argus" : from an ancient god who had eyes all around his head, and some days before it was the "ferret" and the "avatar"'s denifitions (very different meaning in french) but still !!!
septentrion - Sep 1, 2004 12:14 pm (#2758 of 2936)
thanks Elanor ! I watch TV so little I didn't know TF1 tried to be a cultural channel !
Elanor - Sep 1, 2004 12:43 pm (#2759 of 2936)
... so do I Septentrion ! That's why I thought it was amazing that, on the rare occasions when I watch it, I see that ! Or maybe is it because my mind is so "HP focused" that I see HP clues everywhere ?
... when you think that is great !
MoaningMyrtle101 - Sep 1, 2004 1:55 pm (#2760 of 2936)
...when you spend most of the morning counting down to 11:00, then, in the middle of French class, start yelling, "It left without me! Again!!" then have to explain to everyone what you're talking about.
Padfoot - Sep 1, 2004 2:29 pm (#2761 of 2936)
...when you think Padfoot must be a witch because she managed to talk with her dentist while she was having her teeth cleaned although you can't do it yourself.
Yes, that was rather tricky. Somehow I managed all the same.
Liz Mann - Sep 1, 2004 2:45 pm (#2762 of 2936)
...when you have another HP dream (finally! I was beginning to worry!). Can't remember all the details but I was watching a preview of the GoF movie. The scene actually isn't in the book which is why in the dream I was getting worried. The characters were at dinner. I don't know who exactly except that the Dursleys, Aunt Marge (who looked completely different!) and Harry were there. In fact, I was thinking that it seemed a lot like they were doing the whole blowing up of Aunt Marge thing again, just making it look different. Anyway, Aunt Marge started going on about bad blood and Harry yelled at her to shut up and then I think things started exploding and then I think I was involved in the scene. I think this was actually supposed to be happening at Hogwarts, not the Dursleys' house.
Anyway, next thing I remember I was alone at Hogwarts (which at times looked a lot like my room) and I think I was meant to be Harry and was being punished for the whole making things explode at the dinner table thing until everyone else got back. Ron and Hermione were there though (and I think they had different names in the dream). Anyway, I was talking to the Ron-like-person and telling him that I got in trouble with Snape (which is weird because I don't think Snape was at the table) and then the next thing I remember I was really, really angry because someone had borrowed my new adult paperback copies of the books to read them and left them completely ruined. I was shouting even before I knew they were ruined, actually.
Apart from that I don't remember anything else.
tracie1976 - Sep 1, 2004 4:39 pm (#2763 of 2936)
...when your daughter brings home a paper from school. It is a survey thing on how to get her new classmates better and one of the questions is if any of them have read Harry Potter.
...when you go to your daughter's school for open house and there is a poster of Harry hanging on your daughter's classroom walls.
thetheatre62442 - Sep 1, 2004 7:48 pm (#2764 of 2936)
... When you are taking measurments for costumes for your play and your forearm (weird I know) turns out to be exactly 9 3/4 inches. And then you smile
freshwater - Sep 1, 2004 7:52 pm (#2765 of 2936)
LOL, Catherine, you're the obvious choice to drive us all to L.A., because you're the one with the HP license plates!
septentrion - Sep 2, 2004 1:04 am (#2766 of 2936)
...when you want to spend your day contemplating your new HP hardcovers your colleague bought in San Francisco for you but can't do it because you're at work.
...when your day is done thanks to said hardcovers
Liz Mann - Sep 2, 2004 8:50 am (#2767 of 2936)
Zhigulii, your post made me laugh while I had a mouthful of spaghetti hoops.
Phoenix song - Sep 2, 2004 9:27 am (#2768 of 2936)
Zhigulii, your post has made me really smile. A valuable gift on days like today!
Thank you! Barbie
Catherine - Sep 2, 2004 12:29 pm (#2769 of 2936)
When you get an email offer for towels that are called Marcus and you immediately wonder if the towels are "flint"-colored.
When you next wonder if the Forum Prefect Marcus has decided to market his own linens.
septentrion - Sep 2, 2004 12:59 pm (#2770 of 2936)
...when you find your bookshelf so cute with your new hardcovers and decided to have a complete collection, so you immediatly order GoF (hardcover) on amazon.
Acceber - Sep 2, 2004 2:33 pm (#2771 of 2936)
...when you're reading an article in your local paper and one of the focus people's last name is Neville. You don't realize this until a few sentences later, when it just says her last name to quote her again, and your eyes bulge like Luna's and you have to read it again to believe it. This seemingly innocnet name has gotten me thinking...
...when your mom brings a fan up to cool the room off because the A/C is broken and you think of the fan on JKR's site.
septentrion - Sep 3, 2004 12:05 am (#2772 of 2936)
...when you're sure Lupin was in your dream last night, during his werewolf period. I also remember he missed his train at 6 am because the sun rises later and he became human again too late. Weird our dreams can be !
septentrion - Sep 3, 2004 2:01 am (#2773 of 2936)
...when at work, you receive a job seeker who notices your HP pencil case and asks you where you got it because she likes it and her children are very fond of the series too. Her daughter attends a "european class" to improve her english and so you immediately explain where said daughter can buy english copies of HP and where she can shares all sorts of idea about the books (ie here). I didn't forget to give the lex web address.
Menopause Molly - Sep 3, 2004 5:07 am (#2774 of 2936)
...When they are installing new carpeting at work by a company called The Floor Network and every time you see their t-shirts, you read "Floo Network" (that's been driving me nuts all week!)
ShelterGirl - Sep 3, 2004 6:34 am (#2775 of 2936)
I posted this on the Sirius Black thread first...
I just wanted to let you all know that they brought Sirius Black into our shelter yesterday. They've given him the name of Bear. I know better. He is a black Newfoundland/Chow Chow/Flat Coated Retriever mix. He's enormous. As soon as we get a photo of him, I'll post it.
Holy cow, it was my first thought on seeing him though.
Good Evans - Sep 3, 2004 8:13 am (#2776 of 2936)
Edited by Sep 3, 2004 8:14 am
When you are driving in to Edinburgh and a car pulls infront with the licence plate RPS and you think "how fitting in Edinburgh, I wish I could get in to the Lexcion to share with everyone especially Round Pink spider". this happened to me on Tuesday - only got home late last night.
Julie Ann - pleased to hear about "Sirius and Glory on the chat thread" - JW
Elanor - Sep 3, 2004 10:32 am (#2777 of 2936)
...when in the schoolyard you see a boy with HP trousers and you can't help yourself telling him they're great...
...when this boy look at you as if wondering if the teacher is just weird of want to make fun of him... (well, actually I believe he decided I was really weird...)
Loopy Lupin - Sep 3, 2004 11:16 am (#2778 of 2936)
HP trousers? Could you describe these?
Liz Mann - Sep 3, 2004 12:05 pm (#2779 of 2936)
...when you see the word 'seriously' and think of Sirius.
wolfgrl - Sep 3, 2004 12:10 pm (#2780 of 2936)
.....When you are 27 and convince your mom that she needs to read Harry Potter.
.....When you mom is now as much of a HP addict as you, and goes out and buys you a sorting hat, and nimbus 2000 Christmas ornaments.
.....When you realize you will actually buy a Christmas tree this year just to hang the sorting hat and nimbus 2000 on. :-)
Padfoot - Sep 3, 2004 1:32 pm (#2781 of 2936)
.....When you are 27 and convince your mom that she needs to read Harry Potter.
Me too, only I am 28 and my mom is stubbornly reading slowly. I am trying to get her through the whole series. She is still reading CoS and thinks it's boring!!! If only I lived in the same state I could harass her more.
wolfgrl - Sep 3, 2004 1:36 pm (#2782 of 2936)
My mom actualy read PoA first just before the movie came out. She was hooked, and read the rest of the series in about 2 weeks.
Maybe your mom would do better starting with a different book???
Padfoot - Sep 3, 2004 2:05 pm (#2783 of 2936)
Edited by Sep 3, 2004 2:05 pm
I thought she should read the books in order. I thought it would make more sense that way. So far it is slow going it seems. PoA will be next, so hopefully she will get hooked just like your mom.
haymoni - Sep 3, 2004 3:06 pm (#2784 of 2936)
- when you are absolutely thrilled that your co-worker found the paperback PS you bought her LAST NOVEMBER when she was flat on her back after surgery. She never read the book during the whole 6 weeks she was off work and then couldn't find it. What a Muggle!
Elanor - Sep 3, 2004 3:52 pm (#2785 of 2936)
Loopy Lupin : these trousers were brown with the HP initials (you know, with the "bolt" P) embroidered on the pocket. I thought it was nice because it was sober but classy to ! I would love to have the same ones to be honest...
Emily - Sep 3, 2004 4:36 pm (#2786 of 2936)
...when you are thouroughly ashamed of yourself that you are not doing a HP-related theme in your research class. It is a mandatory class, but we were given a list of topics to choose from, and whoever typed the list unfortunately forgot to put HP on it, I'm sure.
...when you are trying to work HP in anyway.
Eponine - Sep 3, 2004 9:06 pm (#2787 of 2936)
When you see a headline about a 700 pound pumpkin and immediately think that it must be Hagrid's.
Elanor - Sep 4, 2004 6:36 am (#2788 of 2936)
...when you see on the street some baby twins in a stroller with bright red hair and you wonder if their names are Fred and George.
...when just after that you think : great ! I'm going to post this on the YKYAHPLFW thread !
Good Evans - Sep 4, 2004 9:40 am (#2789 of 2936)
when you see a particularly horrid lacey top in a shop and remark to your fellow potter addict it would be more at home on a table in Umbridge's study.... and she nods!
haymoni - Sep 4, 2004 10:40 am (#2790 of 2936)
- when you stay up until 1:30 am watching VH1 Classics "Best of Summer" because they were mentioning Harry Potter. POA was #6 but it was basically about the kids getting older and guys getting to look at the growing-up Hermione. More Muggles!!!
Star Crossed - Sep 4, 2004 4:04 pm (#2791 of 2936)
...when you stop shopping to listen to the great song 'Like A Bridge Over Troubled Waters' and remember the lovely song someone on the forum came up with. ('Like Umbridge Over Troubled Potters').
...when you start singing the HP version out loud.
freshwater - Sep 4, 2004 7:45 pm (#2792 of 2936)
...when you are at the Renaissance Faire (in the shop for wooden swords and shields) and your son points to a set of shields on the wall and shows you that they are painted in the colors and emblems of the 4 houses at Howarts: that's my boy!
Ginerva Weasley - Sep 4, 2004 8:51 pm (#2793 of 2936)
...when you buy the books and audio editions, then buy the greek versions and are in the process of trying to buy the UK versions.
Phoenix song - Sep 4, 2004 11:30 pm (#2794 of 2936)
...when you're riding in your car and an old song comes on the radio titled "Don't Ask Me No Questions and I Won't Tell You No Lies" and you think that it would be a perfect song for the Dursley's #1 rule..."don't ask questions!"
Liz Mann - Sep 5, 2004 5:04 am (#2795 of 2936)
I'm surprised you didn't think of the Weasleys saying the title of that song to Hermione.
...when that's what you thought of when you read Phoenix song's post.
Liz Mann - Sep 5, 2004 7:06 am (#2796 of 2936)
...when you're kinda thinking about maybe getting a henna tattoo of the Dark Mark on your arm. Why the Dark Mark? Well because it's the only tattoo in the books, and I'm not going to get a lightning bolt tattood on my forehead thank you very much.
Elanor - Sep 5, 2004 10:46 am (#2797 of 2936)
...when, at a wedding dinner last evening, you can't help yourself but talk the other guests at your table about HP and the Lexicon...
...when some of these people goggle at you when you explain them you're doing some alchemical researches to understand better the JKR universe...
...when you don't care they thought you were weird because you were just happy to talk about HP! As Haymoni said: "more Muggles"!
EDIT : Liz : and what about a London underground map as a tattoo?
Star Crossed - Sep 5, 2004 11:05 am (#2798 of 2936)
...when you also thought of the Weasley twins for that song.
Phoenix song - Sep 5, 2004 8:13 pm (#2799 of 2936)
Star Crossed: You're right, that should be a song for a lot of people in the books. There's an awful lot of lying and concealment going on in there! At least we liked Fred and George's secrets. I still smile about the swamp and the out-of-control fireworks.
Star Crossed - Sep 6, 2004 6:12 am (#2800 of 2936)
...when you started laughing when you're mum asked your dad (While he was watching CoS for the first time) if he was scared, and he sarcastically said, "Petrified." It was the scene where they had just found Colin Petrified, so it amused me greatly. I had to explain to my parents what was funny, but it was worth it.
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Liz Mann - Sep 6, 2004 8:34 am (#2801 of 2936)
...when you have a dream where you're Harry and you and Ron are running around Harrods department store looking for the toy section.
...when you see a picture of a man with blond curtains and think of Lockhart.
Eponine - Sep 6, 2004 8:41 am (#2802 of 2936)
Liz Mann - Sep 6, 2004 9:08 am (#2803 of 2936)
You know, this kind of style. (The guy was older than this person though).
Eponine - Sep 6, 2004 9:14 am (#2804 of 2936)
Oh, it must be a British term, I was thinking of curtains that you hang on windows. What do you call those?
Liz Mann - Sep 6, 2004 10:49 am (#2805 of 2936)
Curtains. That's why the hairstyle's called that because the hair hangs down on each side of the face like curtains do on a window.
septentrion - Sep 6, 2004 12:43 pm (#2806 of 2936)
...when you begin to read stuff about king arthur just because some members of this forum have made a parallel between Harry's and Arthur's stories.
Julia. - Sep 6, 2004 1:30 pm (#2807 of 2936)
...When you buy Harry Potter bubble gum toothpaste.
...When you boy a box of Pop-tarts and think of all the Slacker Mom stories on the chat thread.
Leila 2X4B - Sep 6, 2004 1:59 pm (#2808 of 2936)
...when you go to the store and by someone special a Harry Potter gift.
ShelterGirl - Sep 6, 2004 4:50 pm (#2809 of 2936)
When because Untamed Shrew really liked the name Ginny, you did in fact name your dog that. When you're delighted because she immediately answered to Ginny. When you're frustrated because you've already had occasion to shout, "Ginny Weasley!! Get your butt back here!!"
Catherine - Sep 6, 2004 5:05 pm (#2810 of 2936)
When you are so happy that Shelter's dog has an HP name.
When you are sorry that Shelter already had to send Ginny a Howler!
scully jones - Sep 7, 2004 7:02 am (#2811 of 2936)
... When you have a dream that you're watching the next Harry Potter movie, but they've replaced the Ron character with a muggle played by Haley Joel Osment. About half an hour of the movie is just Harry and Haley talking. I enthusiastically elbow the snoozing person sitting next to me, saying "Change of topic, change of topic!" when the two start talking about something different.
It cuts to commercial, which is preceded by the usual trio singing "tadaaaaaaaa" and then it cuts to Dan saying "Did you guys practice that without me?"
And then I woke up. Yeah.
Eponine - Sep 7, 2004 9:49 am (#2812 of 2936)
When you see the words "The Only One who Lived" in a headline, and think, "Oh great, it must be a 'Harry is Dumbledore' theory."
Kasse - Sep 7, 2004 10:37 am (#2813 of 2936)
When your professor walks into class with scratch marks on his face and wonder if he to is affected by lycanthropy
When are disappointed to find out that your professor is not a warewolf and just had a bad run in with a cat
Phoenix song - Sep 7, 2004 12:04 pm (#2814 of 2936)
...when you read Kasse's post about her professor, and you wonder if the cat may have been part kneazle. hmmm...Maybe the professor is not that trustworthy.
Acceber - Sep 7, 2004 12:51 pm (#2815 of 2936)
...when you are searching a drawer for a pizza cutter that you can't find and you wonder aloud if it Disapparated. Then you remember that inanimate objects can't Apparate or Disapparate and you feel stupid.
...when you misread World Series as Weird Sisters.
...when all of your Harry books take up more room on your overflowing bookshelf than any other series or author.
Kasse - Sep 7, 2004 1:01 pm (#2816 of 2936)
...when all of your Harry books take up more room on your overflowing bookshelf than any other series or author. - Acceber
... When you think that this is how it should be
wolfgrl - Sep 7, 2004 1:05 pm (#2817 of 2936)
...when you realize that if you ever have children you could name your daughter after your grandmother (Virginia) and be able to call her Ginny :-)
...when you realize that you realy like the idea of your daughter being named Ginny
Elanor - Sep 7, 2004 2:03 pm (#2818 of 2936)
...when you're sad because none of your grand-mothers'names could be related to HP...
...when one your friends nevertheless is truly named Olympe (and that is a very rare name here in France!)!
...when you go and see The Village even if you thought it would be boring (and it was) just because you wanted to see Brendan Gleeson in a movie because you never saw him before (or at least never noticed him) and you wanted to have a look to Mad-Eye Moody!
...when during all the film you try and imagine him with the magic eye, the wooden leg...
Julia. - Sep 7, 2004 2:35 pm (#2819 of 2936)
...when you're sad because none of your grand-mothers'names could be related to HP... -Elanor
No worries Elanor, none of my grandmother's (or grandfather's) names can be related to HP, that's why I resort to naming electronic devices and pets after HP.
...When while writing this post you realize that your grandfather's name was George, but you can't name any children after him because I'm named after him!
Phoenix song - Sep 7, 2004 2:53 pm (#2820 of 2936)
...when the 3 year old continually loses her "flip-flops" and in your exasperated state you briefly ponder whether mischevious wizards have grown tired of "shrinking keys" and have moved on to "shrinking shoes."
True Love - Sep 7, 2004 3:18 pm (#2821 of 2936)
When your best friend thinks you are totally bonkers for being a HP Fan but continues to look for the perfect HP gift for your birthday. That is why they are called "best" friends!
Catherine - Sep 7, 2004 3:58 pm (#2822 of 2936)
When you go and see The Village even if you thought it would be boring (and it was) just because you wanted to see Brendan Gleeson in a movie because you never saw him before (or at least never noticed him) and you wanted to have a look to Mad-Eye Moody! --Elanor
When you encourage Elanor to watch the movie Braveheart to see Brandan Gleeson as the Scotsman "Hamish."
When you can already see "Mad-Eye" forming even then!
NOTE: This is a VERY violent movie, but I still love it. They even speak a little bit of French here!
Kasse - Sep 7, 2004 4:05 pm (#2823 of 2936)
When you too want to encourage Elanor to see another Brandan Gleeson movie - 28 days later, but if zombies are not your thing avoid it.
When you are get two new beautiful fish and name them Lumos and Nox.
Chris. - Sep 7, 2004 7:14 pm (#2824 of 2936)
... when you post your first ever fanfic on the Fanfiction forum.
Phoenix song - Sep 7, 2004 9:56 pm (#2825 of 2936)
...when you've actually decided to take the time to do fancy posting methods (fancy for me, anyway) like italics, bold,, and underline so that you won't be so backwards in your posts.
...when the first time that you've ever successfully "copied", "cut" and "pasted" was on the forum.
Elanor - Sep 8, 2004 12:38 am (#2826 of 2936)
...when you want to thank you all for the advices!
...when you realize that you saw Braveheart years ago and can't remember B.Gleeson in it, so you want to see it again!
...when you're SO happy because you read this morning that some members sent you some "virtual" chocolate frogs and pumpkin juice for your birthday!
...when you want to say Julia "happy birthday" because you think you remember her birthday is on september the 8th too and want to say happy birthday too to True Love even if you don't know when it is exactly...
...when you wonder if True Love received HP presents finally...
septentrion - Sep 8, 2004 2:47 am (#2827 of 2936)
...when you didn't even make the bond between the village and Mad-Eye Moody but now have a hard brain-storming to do like Elanor.
...when you never was interested in Braveheart until you read these last posts.
...when you want to send Elanor your best wishes for her birthday as well as Julia *insert very cool smilies here*
Liz Mann - Sep 8, 2004 3:15 am (#2828 of 2936)
...when you are sure you had a HP dream last night but can't remember it.
...when you wish you would come into some money because you now have a dream to own as many of the robes described in the books as possible (and know a website where you might be able to order them - but it's an American website and they said the last person in the UK they shipped to had to pay almost the same price as the item in shipping fees ).
tracie1976 - Sep 8, 2004 3:53 am (#2829 of 2936)
...when you start thinking about your families name: My grandfater was George, my dad is Thomas but people call him Tom.
...when you feel bad that you haven't been keeping up with the forum and the chat thread because you've been busy getting the kids back into the school routine.
thetheatre62442 - Sep 8, 2004 4:49 am (#2830 of 2936)
... When you get extrememly excited in English class because you get to write a paper on Ron Weasley and all you can think about is how you can't wait to get home and post this on the forum!!!
Julia. - Sep 8, 2004 5:57 am (#2831 of 2936)
...When you are so excited to have a Forum birthday buddy! *dances* HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELANOR!
Eponine - Sep 8, 2004 6:47 am (#2832 of 2936)
When you want to point out that Brendan Gleeson was also in Troy as Meneleus, so people can take a look at Mad-Eye in that movie too.
When looking at his IMDB page, you discover that he was in a movie called "Wild About Harry", and you find that much more amusing than you should.
Eponine - Sep 8, 2004 7:25 am (#2833 of 2936)
too late to edit
When you're looking at the IMDB poll question for the day: "We're resurrecting one of our favorite polls from last year: You're making the road trip back to college. Which summer movie character do you least want calling "shotgun"? (Concept by "Curious Nova")" and one of the choices is: Shapeshifting Professor Lupin (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), and you are outraged, because everyone knows he's not a shape-shifter, he's a werewolf!
Catherine - Sep 8, 2004 7:35 am (#2834 of 2936)
When you read Eponine's post about the IMDb poll and think that those people need to get their facts straight AND sort out their priorities!
Denise P. - Sep 8, 2004 7:51 am (#2835 of 2936)
When you are scrolling through the guide channel on TV and stop when you see
Fire bolts of 9-11 but then realize it really says Fire boats of 9-11.
My first thought was, what are Firebolt 911's?
Liz Mann - Sep 8, 2004 8:22 am (#2836 of 2936)
...when you are really happy when you get your site back up and running.
Kasse - Sep 8, 2004 9:37 am (#2837 of 2936)
Ok Liz I am on my way to check it out
....When even though you can not stand the new "teen sensation" Jojo, you begin to think she can not be that bad because you heard that she is a HP fan.
Acceber - Sep 8, 2004 9:45 am (#2838 of 2936)
...when you hear that Liz's site is back up and you scramble to look at it for the umpteenth time.
...when you love the new layout so much! Congrats!
...when you had a Harry dream two nights ago, but all you can remember is that Harry and Moody were sitting on a bed, Moody had Polyjuiced himself into someone and Harry was trying to figure out who it was or something. There was more, but I can't remember it now . Strange thing is, I had wished for a Harry dream earlier that day because I hadn't had one in a while and I got it!
Padfoot - Sep 8, 2004 9:49 am (#2839 of 2936)
...When you finally see the Simpson's parody of Hogwarts and just love the evil Montymort.
...When reading a book (Red Rabbit- Tom Clancy) and come across a sentence saying invisibility cloaks are only used in children's books, and get offended. Then realize TC probably was not even thinking about the HP series....or was he? It's not a children's series!
Elanor - Sep 8, 2004 10:00 am (#2840 of 2936)
...when you want to thank Julia so much for her cute smilies!
...when you wish you could put some in your post but are too bad with a computer to try to do that!
...when you have to admit that each time you read technical gibberish concerning computers, your brains immediately start to work as Harry's in divination class...
...when you're very happy for Liz!
Liz Mann - Sep 8, 2004 12:27 pm (#2841 of 2936)
...when you are happy because of Kasse, Acceber and Elanor's comments about your website.
TwinklingBlueEyes - Sep 8, 2004 12:33 pm (#2842 of 2936)
Liz, I'd comment if I had the link :-)
Liz Mann - Sep 8, 2004 12:46 pm (#2843 of 2936)
It is my second line of information.
Could you leave the comment in the guestbook? Oh, and visit it with the sound on your computer on.
haymoni - Sep 8, 2004 1:09 pm (#2844 of 2936)
...when you are thrilled that your co-worker is re-reading the series. I converted him right before the POA movie release and he read all 5 books in about 3 weeks. He is taking his time and enjoying them much more.
...when you are disappointed that your other co-worker still hasn't read the paperback SS that you gave her.
Eponine - Sep 8, 2004 2:31 pm (#2845 of 2936)
When you are thrilled to find PoA figures on clearance at your local Walmart! Now I have a small collection of figures set up by my computer.
Star Crossed - Sep 8, 2004 7:25 pm (#2846 of 2936)
When you have to say happy birthday to Julia and Elanor! Bonne anniversaire! (Yeah, yeah, there should be symbols there, but shush, I don't know them off hand.)
When you're so mad you didn't realise you DO have family members with HP names! My brother and father's names are Tom, I have an Uncle James, and a grandfather named James, and probably more, but I don't know half of my family. I think my cousin just had a son named George...
When you first met new cousin, you wondered where his red hair was (He has black hair) and where Fred was.
Phoenix song - Sep 8, 2004 9:04 pm (#2847 of 2936)
...when a stray dog has moved into your yard and decided to stay, and a relative casually says, "looks like it's chosen your family", and you think, "Great! Wands choose their wizards but yet ANOTHER dog chooses me."
septentrion - Sep 9, 2004 12:36 am (#2848 of 2936)
Congrats Liz for your site ! It's great !
haymoni - Sep 9, 2004 5:25 am (#2849 of 2936)
...when you are happier than Ungrateful Son when your husband brings home a Hufflepuff banner.
Elanor - Sep 9, 2004 11:39 am (#2850 of 2936)
...when you want to thank so much all the lexicon members who wished you a happy birthday (I was very touched: you guys are so great!)
...when, in class, you open the newspaper for the kids and see on the front page "Save Luna" and you wonder if she had trouble catching a Crumple-Horned Snorkack this summer...
...when you realize that Luna is a whale and you think it is far less funny but you can't tell this to the kids!
...when you want to say to Haymoni: WOW! a Hufflepuff banner!
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haymoni - Sep 9, 2004 11:52 am (#2851 of 2936)
Yes! A friend of ours brought it to us after her boss's son didn't want it. (DIDN'T WANT IT!!!???!!!)
I had to explain to her that perhaps the young man was not impressed with the Hufflepuff banner because some people think they are a weak house - not me, but some people.
This now only fuels me to find the rest of the banners. It is really nice. It has little grommets at the top for hanging and is officially stamped with "Harry Potter" and "Warner Brothers".
I was pretty excited. It is black and yellow and says "Hufflepuff" across the top and has a badger's head on it. Pretty cool!
Eponine - Sep 9, 2004 11:57 am (#2852 of 2936)
When the figurines of Ron and Hermione you have set up by your computer keep falling over, but Harry does not, you take it to be a sign that Ron and Hermione will indeed "fall" for each other.
When you realize how sad it is that you are looking for signs from your Harry Potter figures.
Catherine - Sep 9, 2004 1:02 pm (#2853 of 2936)
When you posting the picture below because it encompasses three of your biggest obsessions: My Children, Harry Potter and Shih-Tzus. (Claire put the legos together, and the rest is obvious...)
Elanor - Sep 9, 2004 1:13 pm (#2854 of 2936)
I had to explain to her that perhaps the young man was not impressed with the Hufflepuff banner because some people think they are a weak house - not me, but some people. Haymoni
LOL Haymoni! I would have loved to see her face...
...when you want to tell Haymoni that her banner sounds great!
...when you understand why Catherine loves that picture!
tracie1976 - Sep 9, 2004 3:22 pm (#2855 of 2936)
when you are watching the news and one of the cities that were flooded by the after-math of Frances, is named Minerva.
when one of the roads near your house is called Wood St.
freshwater - Sep 9, 2004 7:53 pm (#2856 of 2936)
When your local bookstore has a special display in the middle of the store for the paperback edition of OotP and it makes you happy just to see it.
Czarina II - Sep 9, 2004 8:19 pm (#2857 of 2936)
When you scream "UNPACK!!!" in the middle of your new dorm room, but your stuff does not oblige and you get angry and wave an imaginary wand in the air.
When you're excited that you'll soon be getting your HP books in the mail.
When you're discussing day/month/year vs. month/day/year vs. year/month/day when writing dates, and immediately think of the confusing on the Forum.
True Love - Sep 10, 2004 5:27 am (#2858 of 2936)
When you can't wait to show everyone at work my Avatar - which is the exact same photo I have on my wall. Special thanks to Richard for making the image small enough to use.
Catherine - Sep 10, 2004 5:41 am (#2859 of 2936)
When your four year old daughter starts telling you that SHE is having Harry Potter dreams....
When you are jealous!
Viola Intonada - Sep 10, 2004 7:37 am (#2860 of 2936)
When you are reading "The DaVinci Code" and come across the symbolism of sinistra and immediately think, I wonder if this is true and JKR knows it and how it while unravel the mystery of Prof. Sinistra. Then you are floored when a little later in the book Harry Potter actually gets mentioned, but in a completely different context.
Padfoot - Sep 10, 2004 8:31 am (#2861 of 2936)
Yes Viola, there are a couple of HP references in that book. Have fun finding them.
Freshwater, I got excited over the same thing, only the book display was at the grocery store. I kept staring at it (while in line to pay) with a stupid grin on my face.
Elanor - Sep 10, 2004 1:57 pm (#2862 of 2936)
...when you understand Freshwater and Padfoot very well because each time you go in a bookshop the first thing you search is the HP shelves just because it makes you happy to see them...
...when you never thought about it before but you're sure that your grin then must be quite stupid too...
...when you know that the next time you will do that you will think to the lexicon members who do that too! (I'm not sure that sentence was comprehensible but I hope you know what I mean...)
BTW: True Love, your avatar is so cute!
septentrion - Sep 11, 2004 1:27 am (#2863 of 2936)
...when you begin to "accio" things without thinking of it and always realising too late you can't perform magic...Well, I could do with a "reparo" for my kitchen tap and worse, my DVD player (can't watch the HP movies right now)
...when you're relieved you're not the only one with stupid grins on your face when looking at HP books or any HP stuff.
...when you're glad when one of your colleague notice your pink hoodie and tell you : "Hermione has the same !".
Elanor - Sep 11, 2004 3:35 am (#2864 of 2936)
...when you see a huge squid painted on a fair-ground attraction and you immediatly think "what on earth the Giant Squid is doing here?"
...when you wish Mike should see it!
...when you wonder if another person on that fun fair will ever think to the "DD is the Giant Squid theory" seeing it...
...when you doubt it...
Padfoot - Sep 11, 2004 8:30 am (#2865 of 2936)
...When your parents let you use their laptop for a whole week and the first thing you do is go visit this forum.
...When your mom finishes CoS and says she is willing to read PoA.
Denise P. - Sep 11, 2004 9:23 am (#2866 of 2936)
When you are in the toy section with your kids and notice they have the Lego Hogwarts Castle, complete with a bunch of characters. Oh, I would love to have it but not for $90. Wouldn't that be cool? My own Hogwarts Castle...
Eponine - Sep 11, 2004 6:13 pm (#2867 of 2936)
When you smile like a goof whenever you see someone has the last name of Potter.
When you are a little jealous of said someone, because your last name isn't Potter.
freshwater - Sep 11, 2004 6:53 pm (#2868 of 2936)
...when you smile like a goof everytime you see a kid with red hair, because you can't help but wonder if they are a Weasley.
haymoni - Sep 11, 2004 7:39 pm (#2869 of 2936)
Congrats Padfoot! Your mom's on her way!!!
tracie1976 - Sep 11, 2004 8:45 pm (#2870 of 2936)
when you are playing a game where you have to unscramble the letters to make as many words as you can and you get upset when "veela" doesn't count
Phoenix song - Sep 11, 2004 11:34 pm (#2871 of 2936)
tracie1976: That's a scandal! It's an outrage! Veela not count in Scrabble? Why it's a perfectly cromulent word which embiggens us all! LOL!
EDIT: Perhaps I should explain, one of our members had a tag line quoting Lisa Simpson from the TV show "The Simpsons". In it she was explaining to her teacher that "Embiggen is a perfectly cromulent word." Cromulent (a made up word for the Simpsons) has since been added to the new dictionary. I was thinking that it would be a shame for Simpson-speak to appear in the dictionary when words like "veela" haven't been added.
Julia. - Sep 11, 2004 11:54 pm (#2872 of 2936)
When you love your Shakespeare professor because you think she looks like Ginny Weasley in 20 years.
...When you know that everyone is going to ask for a pic.
...When you are sad that you don't have a pic.
Kasse - Sep 12, 2004 8:06 am (#2873 of 2936)
When after watching the new Resident Evil movie and your friends ask your oppinion the first thing you say is "The little girl could have made a perfect addition to the Weasley clan"
Star Crossed - Sep 12, 2004 9:41 am (#2874 of 2936)
Alas, Julia, I know how it feels. I call this sign language interperator 'Remus' because he looks exactly like Remus. I've told him, but alas, he did not read Harry Potter. So there I was in art class, trying to explain Remus without killing the point of the series.
...when you've gotten your mother so into HP, that she asks this woman for her business card, because her pottery shop name is 'The Mad Potter'.
Czarina II - Sep 12, 2004 11:14 am (#2875 of 2936)
When you spy a West Ham scarf in a shop window and immediately think of Dean Thomas and his posters.
When you think that "veela" should count as a word because it is not a proper noun and it actually existed prior to JKR using it, just not in English.
Eponine - Sep 12, 2004 11:24 am (#2876 of 2936)
When you misread JFK as JKR.
Catherine - Sep 12, 2004 11:40 am (#2877 of 2936)
Good one, Eponine!
When you second the motion that "veela" should count in word games!
Padfoot - Sep 12, 2004 12:21 pm (#2878 of 2936)
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...When you finally have an HP conversation with your mom!!!! Last night my parents stayed at my place on the way to Wyoming. Anyway, my mom finally finished CoS and we had a real live conversation about it. Then last night I played the movie version of CoS as she had not seen it. She laughed in all the right places and remembered a lot of the book. She remembered that Harry spoke parselmouth and explained to me that was why he was hearing voices. Can one be proud of mom, I was. She seems to like Hagrid, although she mentions he has a weird fondness for monsters. LOL. Just wait I told her. She still thinks they are kids books, but seems to like them. She mentioned that she likes how Jo's stories are intricate. She also likes DD's line about choices. Oh, she hated Lockheart and asked what kind of screening process does Hogwarts have for their teachers? I just laughed at her and said just wait!
Kasse - Sep 12, 2004 12:33 pm (#2879 of 2936)
Cynde I am so happy for you it is great to have someone close by the share HP with, now on to POA!!
...When you are proud that the Stop and Shop grocery store in you area has a book section and a whole part of that book section is dedicated to HP!
Padfoot - Sep 12, 2004 1:19 pm (#2880 of 2936)
Well my mom isn't so close by. She lives several states away. But there is always the phone!
Elanor - Sep 12, 2004 1:32 pm (#2881 of 2936)
...when you're so happy for Padfoot! *drinking a butterbeer to Padfoot's health!*
...when blowing the candles on your birthday cake you make the wish that "a certain book" (sh! don't say its name whereas it won't work!) will be released for Christmas...
...when you decide that butterbeer has to taste like champagne...
Leila 2X4B - Sep 12, 2004 4:35 pm (#2882 of 2936)
...When you also saw Resident Evil and saw both the names Sirius and Phoenix in the opening previews and the first thing you thought was pity it wasn't GoF you were going to watch.
...When you agree about the little girl being able to pull off being a Weasley.
...When you go to a Chinese food rest. after the movie and see Phoenix and Dragon as a menu option and think that Hagrid would be so mad.
...When you wonder if Julia got her Potter Present in the mail yet.
...When your daughter's doctor recommends books on tape and you run out and insist that she said HP on tape and rent them from the library.
Julia. - Sep 12, 2004 5:00 pm (#2883 of 2936)
...When you can't remember if Leila sent the present to your house or your dorm.
...When you tell Leila that if she sent it to your dorm you'll check tomorrow, and if she sent it to your house you'll get it on Wednesday.
ShelterGirl - Sep 12, 2004 5:02 pm (#2884 of 2936)
When you are concurrently devastated that Sirius has been adopted from the shelter, and also quite happy for him, really, if this means he'll get plenty of chicken.
Leila 2X4B - Sep 12, 2004 5:16 pm (#2885 of 2936)
..When you lost the dorm address and sent it to her house.
...When you were jealous of what you found for her and didn't get yourself.
Marie E. - Sep 12, 2004 8:29 pm (#2886 of 2936)
...when you have all your HP Legos displayed on your mantlepiece and see nothing wrong with it. (Hubby made rude comments about them!)
Czarina II - Sep 13, 2004 9:02 am (#2887 of 2936)
When you think one of your teachers would make a good Tonks if her hair was dyed pink.
When one of your profs signs email DD and you immediately read it as "Dumbledore", which confuses you because you prof is definitely NOT like Dumbledore.
Padfoot - Sep 13, 2004 9:08 am (#2888 of 2936)
Edited by Sep 13, 2004 9:08 am
...When you are researching lighting and see one manufacturer has an AK series. Yikes! I don't think we need a light that is that strong.
Elanor - Sep 13, 2004 9:19 am (#2889 of 2936)
...when you sing Tim's "Hey kreacher, leave them kids alone" all day long...
...when you hear on the radio that a French singer (Véronique Samson) has released a new album and that one of her new songs is about friendship and has something to do with HP and you immediatly stop and try to hear more about it...
...when you wonder where you could find it even if you don't like Veronique Samson's songs very much...
...when you suddenly think that she is a very talented singer (even if her music is not the kind of music you usually hear), so the song must be great!
...when you wonder if Septentrion has heard something about it...
Phoenix song - Sep 13, 2004 9:58 am (#2890 of 2936)
...when your husband asks if you've seen the new Mitsubishi Marauder, and you ask him if it comes with it's own "map".
...when he doesn't get the joke and you feel offended.
...when you hope that others get the joke so that you don't feel too crazy.
Padfoot - Sep 13, 2004 10:23 am (#2891 of 2936)
You are not crazy. Or not anymore so than we are Barbie.
septentrion - Sep 13, 2004 12:23 pm (#2892 of 2936)
oh yes Barbie, here we get the joke !
...when you wish you have heard about that Véronique Sanson's song which Elanor has spoken about. Well, Sanson isn't my kind of singer either.
...when the first thing you do when you learn you can pre-order PoA on amazon.fr is to pre-order it. Ther release will only be at the beginning of december because the DVD can't be released less than 6 monthes after the releasing of the movies in cinemas *sigh*
...when you cry, I mean real big tears, when you listen to Buckbeak's flight on PoA soundtrack several times in a row and with full sound.
...When you can't help yourself to buy some HP merchandise even if you you don't know where to put it in your packed apartment
...when you can't wait for checking JKR's website tomorrow more than for that so-said important interview you have in the afternoon.
...when you LOL imagining Harry fighting with a "baguette" (thanks to Rebecca on the founders of Hogwarts thread) : wand is translated by "baguette magique" but for non-french speaking people, they imagine "baguette" as that long piece of bread we're known for.
...when you realise you've had a particularly good day when you see that long post of yours in this thread.
Catherine - Sep 13, 2004 12:55 pm (#2893 of 2936)
When you see your two shih-tzu dogs curled up in front of a Legos Hogwarts castle and think that it reminds you of a two-headed Fluffy.
When one of your dogs is named "Phoebe" and that sounds a little like Fluffy.
When you think that no matter what their names are, your shih-tzus really are fluffy little dogs, so it still counts!
Elanor - Sep 13, 2004 1:15 pm (#2894 of 2936)
...when you want to say to Septentrion that you're planning to order the PoA DVD as soon as it will be released in november because you can order the "zone 1" version of it on amazon.com... (Europe is in "zone 2" but it is easy to dezone your DVD player).
...when you want to say that when she will frighten her DVD repair-man with her wand she could make him dezone her DVD player he is trying to repair...
...when you wish you had your own Hogwarts castle even if you don't have the "Fluffy" version...
Kasse - Sep 13, 2004 1:51 pm (#2895 of 2936)
When at the local grocery store you pass by the HP books and somone has stuffed a copy of OOP back onto the shelf incorrectly thus bending the cover and you get annoyed to see such a sight.
When you lovingly smooth out the book cover and place it back on the shelf properly among all the other HP books
Viola Intonada - Sep 13, 2004 2:24 pm (#2896 of 2936)
When you display your HP legos on your bookshelves, because you don't want your children to play with them and mix them up with the rest of the HP Legos.
DJ Evans - Sep 13, 2004 5:12 pm (#2897 of 2936)
....when you think Kasse is a mighty fine person to take time out to straighten out the OotP book and see it set properly back in its shelf!!
Kasse - Sep 13, 2004 6:22 pm (#2898 of 2936)
It HAD to be done, how dare they do that to a HP book, some people have no priorities I tell you, none!
(No one should ever do that to any book authors put so much time and energy into their work and we should respect that.)
Dedicated DA - Sep 13, 2004 6:48 pm (#2899 of 2936)
snape has a wife?!?!?
Ludicrous Patents Office - Sep 13, 2004 7:03 pm (#2900 of 2936)
I am a Middle School Librarian. Due to construction we had to pack all our books up at the end of the school year. Today I was able to free my Harry Potter books from their boxes. I lovingly left lots of shelf space for the next two. I have to share this with Lexicon members because you understand! LPO
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Kasse - Sep 13, 2004 7:23 pm (#2901 of 2936)
Dedicated DA - Yes he does her name is Gina, and she is right here on our forum.
septentrion - Sep 14, 2004 12:43 am (#2902 of 2936)
...when the first thing you do when you switch your computer on at work is to check JKR's website. Alas, earwax, no update.
...when you advice Elanor to order the DVD on amzon.co.uk because the release in the UK is the 19th nov instead of 23rd november in the US. Plus, it will be a zone 2 but maybe no french version on it ? Well I'll order it on amazon.fr because I'll have a discount on it.
Elanor - Sep 14, 2004 8:37 am (#2903 of 2936)
...when you want to say THANK YOU! to Septentrion because you didn't know it would be released earlier in UK! *dancing and singing in my office*
...when in class you hear yourself say something like "And it will be no need to talk" and you think "Oh no! I shouldn't say something Umbridge would say!"...
...when the next time there is too much noise in the class you say instead "Now, please, try to be a little quieter" and you find it really better!
Star Crossed - Sep 14, 2004 12:18 pm (#2904 of 2936)
...when you had a dream you were disowned by your former lexies.
Apparently, GoF had come out on movie, and I was planning to go see it, but something happened, and I missed it, and everyone appeared and disowned me. Wonder what THAT'S supposed to mean.
Padfoot - Sep 14, 2004 12:53 pm (#2905 of 2936)
I had a dream with Dan Radcliffe in it, I don't think he was Harry though. I can't remember any of it except he was hurt somehow. I forgot all about it until you mentioned your dream Aly.
Star Crossed - Sep 14, 2004 3:57 pm (#2906 of 2936)
Now what would you do without me? ;D
Kasse - Sep 14, 2004 4:06 pm (#2907 of 2936)
when you scream for joy so loud that your roomate runs in to check on you because you got so excited that they asked a HP related question on jeapordy.
Emily - Sep 14, 2004 4:32 pm (#2908 of 2936)
...when you would really like to know what that question was and who answered it. (Ken or someone else, that is) I haven't had time to watch it recently, but I'm still making time for the forum, obviously. I have my priorities sorted.
Kasse - Sep 14, 2004 4:41 pm (#2909 of 2936)
The catergory was seconds and the question was "what was the title of the second book in the HP series?" and the guy who answered it said "what is Harry Potter and the ummmmmmm.......chamber of secrets!"
I think it was Ken is he the one that knows jut about everything?
tracie1976 - Sep 14, 2004 4:47 pm (#2910 of 2936)
when you turn it to Jeopordy just so you can hear the question about HP for yourself because you have a early warning from other forum members.
Star Crossed - Sep 14, 2004 5:36 pm (#2911 of 2936)
Yep, Ken knows everything. Before the show started, he had almost 1.5mil.
Elanor - Sep 15, 2004 8:04 am (#2912 of 2936)
...when you think that HP questions on jeopardy, that's cool!
...when you hear that a joke shop has opened in your town and you think at once to Zonko's...
...when you see that joke shop and you think Fred and George would be really disappointed if they should see it too...
...when you have to buy two files because from next week you will have to teach English too (to older kids) and you choose them red and yellow because you're proud of your colors and you hope they will be a lucky charm...
Kasse - Sep 15, 2004 9:19 am (#2913 of 2936)
....when you are really excited that you can finallly realate your courswork to HP and this forum
Elanor - Sep 15, 2004 9:29 am (#2914 of 2936)
...when you're happy for Kasse and you want to congratulate her! That is so great for you!
...when planning your English lessons, you try and put some HP in it!
...when planning the "Hello, what's your name? My name is..." lesson (the first one!), you think you will show the kids the PS's scene when Harry meets Ron and Hermione on the Hogawrts express, just to give them the right "sound" of it (and to please you!). It is funnier than a classic language method's CD saying that, don't you think so?
haymoni - Sep 15, 2004 11:14 am (#2915 of 2936)
As long as they get to say "Pleasure" like Hermione!
Padfoot - Sep 15, 2004 12:05 pm (#2916 of 2936)
Yes, I love how she says that.
freshwater - Sep 16, 2004 1:25 am (#2917 of 2936)
...when you open the HP Lexicon page for the first time in three days....read Steve's comments about moving the Lexicon to a new server...and then PANIC when you look for the Forum button and it's not in its former place!
...when you are immensely relieved to see a small forum button at the top of the page....whew!
Eponine - Sep 16, 2004 6:58 am (#2918 of 2936)
When you log onto the forum and notice there are 23 new posts on JKR's website page thread and do a little happy dance in your chair because you know that means she updated.
Elanor - Sep 16, 2004 10:03 am (#2919 of 2936)
...when, waiting for choosing some new glasses at the optician, you have fun searching for glasses that look like HP's characters ones.
...when you try jewelled ones just to see what you would look like wearing Rita's glasses...
...when you decide that the glasses you choose may look somehow like Mc Gonagall's and you find this very cool!
Catherine - Sep 16, 2004 12:06 pm (#2920 of 2936)
When someone FINALLY sees your Harry Potter license plate and comments.
When you are sad because he didn't know what "obliviate" means.
When you tell him about "oblivate," and he looks at you like you are a nutter.
When you don't care that he thinks you are a Harry Potter-obsessed fan!
When you've known that you are obsessed for a long time now.
Dr Filibuster - Sep 16, 2004 12:07 pm (#2921 of 2936)
My bank is having a fund raising day on 29th October for staff and customers. All proceeds will go to the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children).
The theme is Hallowe'en.
YKYAHP/LFW.....you nonchalantly suggest we refine the theme and have a HARRY POTTER DAY . Little do they know what they've unleashed Mwahaha!
Does anyone have any suggestions?
We've had a couple of fundraising days in the past few years. We have dressed up, sold soft drinks, cakes, sweets, had a raffle etc. We will probably have a measley budget of about £15. I think we raised about £300 at Easter.
Oh, and we still have to do all our normal work on what will be the busiest day of the month. This includes serving people who may be bereaved, sorting out financial dfficulties, even making complaints. So alas, we can't all be Hagrid.
ShelterGirl - Sep 16, 2004 6:01 pm (#2922 of 2936)
When you come home from work and find that yet again your new dog has trashed your living room, and the very first thing out of your mouth is, "By all means, continue destroying my possessions. I daresay I have too many."
Hollywand - Sep 16, 2004 9:30 pm (#2923 of 2936)
Dr Filibuster---could you easily refer to your bank as Gringott's? Goblin for a day? Special trip to Harry's vault for a donation? See the Philosopher's Stone (a glow in the dark red stone, or red, gold stone)?
You can make small "coins" out of paper clay tinted with acrylic gold paint mixed in, and stamp them with a 'Knut' symbol, larger for Galleons. Paper clay dries out really fast and rustic play money is a hoot, so to speak. You could have people give a some amount for a knut or Galleon. Have a wizard bank where the real money sits on display. Our staff at UCLA contributes their spare change a Christmas for a month in a big bank near the elevator, and I'm always stunned at how much gets collected!
Kasse - Sep 17, 2004 7:13 am (#2924 of 2936)
.....When in class you being to discuss people that are Star Treck obsessed and everyone starts to laugh comment on how these "weirdos" go to conventions, dress up like their favourite characters, collect Star Treck memorabilia etc and you are on of the few people not laughing (an who take offence to calling them weirdos) because since you discovered the wonderful world of Harry Potter you can relate to their passion
.....When you are ashamed to admit that before you discovered your obsession you too thought that treckkies were weird.
...... When you are determined to think of some suggestions for Dr Filbuster fund raiser. :smile
Padfoot - Sep 17, 2004 8:36 am (#2925 of 2936)
Kasse *whispering*, I have actually been to a treckie convention. My brother dragged me along once to one in Seattle. I thought I would be surrounded by weirdos too. Turned out that most people there did not dress up. Also, there were mostly families, not just Comic Book guy (Simpsons) types. I got to hear Patrick Stewart speak. He was very funny I remember. Turned out to be a fun afternoon. And in case you were wondering, no I did not dress up and neither did my brother.
septentrion - Sep 17, 2004 11:18 am (#2926 of 2936)
...when you see "Beatrix Potter" on a book, read it as "Bellatrix Potter" at first glance, the read it well and realise she was a real writer in the 19th century.
Dr Filibuster - Sep 17, 2004 11:48 am (#2927 of 2936)
,,and the Beatrix Potter books had Peter RABBIT not Peter Pettigrew Septentrion
Thanks for the cool ideas Hollywand. We actually have some large "gold" coins we could use for a display. I suppose we can't have huge Gringotts signs up because i) Warner Bros. could sue us and ii) some people still don't know the Potter stories (weirdos )
I watched the Gringott's scene in the first movie last night for inspiration. I'd like us all to write with quills on the day.
You know you're a HP fan when you go to the local fancy dress shop in your lunch hour to blag free prizes for a Harry Potter/Hallowe'en charity raffle....or at least a discount for decorations at work. Alas, it went down like a lead balloon. It's their loss though, it would have been great cheap advertising for their shop.
If you think of anything Kasse, please let me know. I'm going to contact our local cinema tomorrow.
haymoni - Sep 17, 2004 12:04 pm (#2928 of 2936)
You could go to a craft store and buy a bunch of "jewels" to put around the place.
See if an ice cream shoppe will donate, pointing out that there is a special ice cream parlor in the HP books.
Same thing with a sporting goods store or an office supply shop.
Kasse - Sep 17, 2004 12:17 pm (#2929 of 2936)
For decorations you could hang up baloons in the house colours - that is the best I have come up with so far.
Dr Filibuster - Sep 17, 2004 12:34 pm (#2930 of 2936)
You know you are a Lexicon fan when you confidently predicted lots of creative replies to your request.
Keep them coming please.
Kasse, I was hoping the costume party shop would do us a deal on balloons.
Love the idea Haymoni....but there aren't many ice cream parlours in my town near November (Brrrr...shiver). I'm off to check the recipe thread for hot pumpkin soup.
haymoni - Sep 17, 2004 12:57 pm (#2931 of 2936)
I just think you may have be more creative when "begging" for prizes. The Muggles won't understand the HP connection to their beloved shoppes. You may have to point it out.
- when you wish you could use a quill at work.
Tessa's Dad - Sep 17, 2004 1:41 pm (#2932 of 2936)
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How about a little something from the Dark Side? A little Cruciatus Curse for overdrawn accounts? The Imperious Curse to force customers to open more accounts? A little Avada Kedavra for the idiot robbers?
One of our local Libraries had a Harry Potter Day. They had a sorting ceremony. They had a wizard’s hat sitting on a table, people were encouraged to reach in and draw a slip of paper with the name of a Hogwarts House typed on it. You could have four tellers dressed in the house colors and serve only their fellow members. (The Slytherin Teller will probably be the loneliest person. Nobody would want to be in that house.)
If you could afford to pay a magician to do some tricks during the day, that could be a highlight.
Catherine - Sep 17, 2004 1:53 pm (#2933 of 2936)
My sister-in-law has an incredible recipe for pumpkin-mushroom soup. It's from the Chadd's Ford Inn, which is a very nice hotel and restaurant in Pennsylvania. I'll ask for it if you like.
Elanor - Sep 17, 2004 2:29 pm (#2934 of 2936)
Dr Filibuster, when I was a child I loved chocolate coins! You could sell some chocolate galleons: put them in a small bag with some kind of sticker on it mentioning "Gringott's"! And chocolate fits very well with the HP universe! I believe DD would love chocolate galleons!
Dr Filibuster - Sep 17, 2004 2:30 pm (#2935 of 2936)
Thanks Elanor, I think we'll definately do that. A member of staff always gives chocolate coins away to children at Christmas so she'll like that idea.
Tessa's dad....Unforgivable Curses for bad customers?...you aren't a Deatheater are you? I LOVE the idea of a hired magician, but I don't think our non-existant budget would attract many wizards.
I wonder how quickly we could learn a few tricks? A great new way to serve money at the bank; "Where's my fifty quid?" "Behind your ear sir".
Catherine, you know about Incredible Pumpkin and Mushroom soup??? Why isn't it on the recipe thread already? We could call it a bowl of imps (Incredible Mushroom & Pumpkin Soup) with little imp shaped croutons lol.
Here's an explanation in case you've just read the last few posts and wonder why I've hijacked this thread: I work in a bank and we have to raise money for charity on 29th October. The theme is Hallowe'en so I've tweaked it to Harry Potter Day.
I thought this may be the most suitable thread to tell you about it and ask for ideas. Let me now if it isn't. Any suggestions are welcome.
Kip Carter - Sep 18, 2004 9:12 am (#2936 of 2936)
I have closed out this thread. The new You Know You're A Harry Potter/Lexicon Fan When... can be located by clicking here.
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You Know You're A Harry Potter/Lexicon Fan When... (Part B)
Kip Carter - Sep 18, 2004 10:10 am
Edited May 27, 2006 6:57 am
Liz Mann, a long-time member of this Forum, started this thread originally. Liz has always been one who was constantly polling our members as to their opinions on many things, even before she started this thread.
This particular thread that I have started is provided to continue the on going messages that each of you post.
The thread preceding this thread was closed out by me on September 18, 2004 with 2,939 messages which is below the maximum 3,000 set by World Crossing (WX); however when I looked at what WX had set the actual cut-off at 2,982 due to deletion and other changes, I felt that I best start this thread immediately to avoid any interruption in the flow of information.
To look back at the old thread, click here!
The old thread was started August 29, 2003; therefore it continued over a year. Will this one survive that long?
It's now all yours!
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Eponine - Sep 18, 2004 9:21 am (#1 of 2984)
Yay, new thread!
When you go to see a movie at the cheap theatre, and you almost scream when you realize PoA is coming there next week! Whoo-hoo! I'm going to make my husband take me a couple of times.
Kasse - Sep 18, 2004 9:36 am (#2 of 2984)
....When you are extremely jealous that Eponine gets to see POA on big screen again. Think of all of us poor souls who have to wait till Nov
El Cronista de Salem - Sep 18, 2004 9:43 am (#3 of 2984)
... when you stop the Azkaban dvd in the scene of the Marauder Map, searching new characters that the Lexicon hasn't.
Czarina II - Sep 18, 2004 10:33 am (#4 of 2984)
When you don't mind spending six hours to watch PS and CoS, followed by another hour or so of PoA clips.
When you can't wait until November to see the DVD -- after you persuade your friend to buy it, since you're getting the DVD for Christmas.
When you're confused as to whether the DVD will be released on Nov. 18 or 23, because your country oscillates between British and American.
Phoenix song - Sep 18, 2004 10:48 am (#5 of 2984)
...when you are evacuating in such a small vehicle that there is no room for anything more than a few changes of clothes and necessary medical equipment...(not even enough room for photo albums)...yet you still manage to stuff in book 1 & 2 in your purse without feeling guilty. After all, since I was taking my purse anyway, it's not as if I'm adding anything to the cramped spaces!
...when your children see an ornamental "hour glass" at your aunt's home and ask what it is, and your automatic response is that it's a "time-turner". (A few seconds later you realize that it's actually referred to in the "muggle world" as an "hour glass" when it's not magical in quality.)
tracie1976 - Sep 18, 2004 11:16 am (#6 of 2984)
...when you think of telling your husband about the local car show at the festival in town, you want to tell him its on Hermione's b-day instead of Sunday.
El Cronista de Salem - Sep 18, 2004 11:40 am (#7 of 2984)
... when you say to all your friends and family "you have the name of a character of Harry Potter that appeared in the page... book..."
(I am innocent! All the people has "Harry Potter" names!)
Acceber - Sep 18, 2004 12:11 pm (#8 of 2984)
...when the kitchen clock says 7:13 and the first thing you think (besides "This is way too early to be awake") is, "That was the vault in Gringotts where the Stone was!"
...when you're talking about the Salem Witch Trials in Social Studies, someone asks if witches could be males, someone else asks if they'd be called wizards, your teacher says, "You've been reading too much Harry Potter," and you get an insane grin on your face.
...when after aforementioned event, you can't wait to post it here.
Loopy Lupin - Sep 18, 2004 1:49 pm (#9 of 2984)
When you don't particularly care about legalities, but want to know how people have Azkaban DVD's already and how you can too!!!
When you are extremely jealous that Eponine was post #1 on the new thread! (You're supposed to say w00t! )
Catherine - Sep 18, 2004 2:26 pm (#10 of 2984)
When you are jealous that you also did not get the first post.
When you get #10 and say, "W0t!"
When you sorta beat L00py, and think this is a real h00t.
Ludicrous Patents Office - Sep 18, 2004 2:34 pm (#11 of 2984)
Barbie I hope you are safe. Evacuating does not sound good. Glad to read you have your priorities as to what to take.
When your husband is away for the weekend and you can reread OoP without interruption.
When students come to you for Harry Potter information for their Fanfic.
haymoni - Sep 18, 2004 3:44 pm (#12 of 2984)
...when you are getting your haircut and an older woman with a distinctive Irish accent is telling a story and you close your eyes wishing you could be in Diagon Alley with all kinds of accents swirling around you.
I'm from Ohio - I have no accent - My accent is the lack of accent.
Elanor - Sep 18, 2004 3:55 pm (#13 of 2984)
...when you come back from a dinner and it is nearly 1 a.m. but you can't help yourself and check the forum before going to bed...
...when you're so happy to see that there is an new YKYAHPLFW thread and, reading Kip's message, you know that this thread will last for a very long time because, let's face it, we're completely HP addicted and so happy and proud to be like that that we can't help ourselves but share it with other HP loonies...
Catherine - Sep 18, 2004 4:55 pm (#14 of 2984)
When you love Elanor's devotion.
Emily - Sep 18, 2004 4:58 pm (#15 of 2984)
When you are jealous because it sounds like El Cronista de Salem already had the third DVD. How?!?!
haymoni - Sep 18, 2004 5:00 pm (#16 of 2984)
Don't ask, don't tell.
Kasse - Sep 18, 2004 5:58 pm (#17 of 2984)
It's ask me no questions and I will tell you no lies.....
Doris Crockford - Sep 18, 2004 6:44 pm (#18 of 2984)
...when your friend gets you a Harry Potter toothbrush, and you think of using it as a new travel toothbrush, but realize that you can never actually use it, so it sits on your shelf right next to the books.
...when you were looking forward to November 23rd the day it was announced that the DVD was coming out that day.
Julia. - Sep 18, 2004 9:11 pm (#19 of 2984)
Post 19! W00t!
...When you think you have unleashed a w00t monster.
...When meeting another Potty was the highlight of your Rosh Hashanah, and the coolest thing that's happened to you all year.
...When you must with your forum friends Happy National Talk Like a Pirate Day!!! ARRRRRRRR!
Phoenix song - Sep 18, 2004 10:55 pm (#20 of 2984)
...when you're watching the new Tom Hanks movie Lady Killers, and the old lady's cat in the film ("Pickles") goes absolutely crazy when Tom Hanks knocks on her door, and you have to wonder if the cat is part Kneazel. (His character is rather untrustworthy, and of course, the cat picked up on this right away.)
...when you mention this to your husband and he asks if you're "part crazy".
...when you're not offended by the last comment, because it only means that you're well on your way to St. Mungo's for treatment and plenty of butterbeer.
El Cronista de Salem - Sep 19, 2004 2:46 am (#21 of 2984)
... when you wait until the 1:oo AM all the nights to see if there is a new ANNIVERSARY in jkrowling.com
(It's awful! Jo: could you say all the birthdays now? It affects to my sleep!)
... when you never remember who invented the radio, and who founded the first hospital of the world, but you know PERFECTLY who invented the golden snitch and who founded Gringgot's bank.
(you will be surprised how my fish memory works when it is about Harry Potter...)
Catherine - Sep 19, 2004 6:16 am (#22 of 2984)
When you have another HP dream that you were talking to people from the forum, and they looked like their avatars.
When this makes perfect sense to you.
azi - Sep 19, 2004 11:59 am (#23 of 2984)
...when although you have to define and learn a lot of geography terms for an exam tomorrow you are on the forum reading the threads instead...you never know, I *might* find out what the word anthropogenic means here...
...when you read Catherine's 2nd line info. thing and wonder how on earth 'mows' sounds like 'mouse'. Mows = mo's, mouse = mah-ows? Tsk, tis hard to spell mouse phonetically.
Elanor - Sep 19, 2004 1:03 pm (#24 of 2984)
...when you read on a bottle of wine that one of the type of vines used to make it is called "phoenix" and you think to Fawkes at once.
...when you say all aloud "no way!" because the wine is white, it should have been red!
...when you try and explain that to the other guests who were sharing the dinner with you and they look at you with the same patient look they have each time you say something about HP... Ah, those muggles...
Dr Filibuster - Sep 19, 2004 1:15 pm (#25 of 2984)
Azi, think of the ow as ouch without the "ch", m...OW...s.
YKYAAHP/LF when you are especially sad to see 3 dead badgers on a small stretch of road. I'd be sad anyway, but it seems worse now I know I'm a hufflepuff .
Has anyone else with UK tv noticed how many adverts have members of the HP movie cast? There's Gary Oldman in the Barclays Bank ad, Michael Gambon's voice-over in the Navy ad, and that has to be Prof. Flitwick in the adult education ad (where he gets squashed under the shoe).
Oh, and they keep showing an advert for a tv programme about Agatha Christie's true life story. Ginny Weasley is in it!
septentrion - Sep 19, 2004 1:22 pm (#26 of 2984)
...when you've abandoned your trying to explain things to Muggles and keep them for yourself until you can share them with people who will really understand !
...when you begin to reconsider your distasting for the blue colour because it's Ravenclaw colour.
...when you think several times in a day of your bookshelf with satisfaction because you now have all the series in hardcover.
edit : ...when you wish you could receive the british TV just for the ads with the HP cast !
Eponine - Sep 19, 2004 2:44 pm (#27 of 2984)
When you have a non-HP fan friend coming to visit next week, and you are scheming various and sundry ways to get her to go to see PoA with you at the cheap theatre. (Whoo-hoo!)
Oh yeah, w00t w00t, I was the first post!
Padfoot - Sep 19, 2004 3:51 pm (#28 of 2984)
...When you show your parents the Lexicon and say: "This is where I meet people all over the world".
...When you are speaking about something (can't remember what) and your mom says : "Voldemort what?". I was not speaking of he who must not be named.
...When you make an innocent HP remark and your dad says: "You sure are eaten up with all that". (Translation: I am obsessed.)
Hollywand - Sep 19, 2004 7:11 pm (#29 of 2984)
When you have tried valliantly all week to get the following two images out of your head, but have finally given in:
Pink Floyd album cover of pig flying over the city, can't help but think of Dudders flying through the air, to "Kreacher, live them kids alone..."
"I held my nose, I closed my eyes......I took a drink! I couldn't tell if it was day or night, I started kissing everything in sight, but when I kissed a cop down at 34th and Vine (hey, I have to drive by this intersection on my way to work!), he broke my little bottle of Love Potion #9."
Who knew a Snape discussion could bend the brains into such odd shapes...... can someone send me the Obliviate spell instructions?
Phoenix song - Sep 19, 2004 11:04 pm (#30 of 2984)
...when you are listening to the Beatles' song "Lovely Rita, Meter Maid" and your mind automatically substitutes the tune with your own version. "Rita Skeeter, Beetle Maid, what will they write without you?"
The giant squid - Sep 20, 2004 2:34 am (#31 of 2984)
When you have another HP dream that you were talking to people from the forum, and they looked like their avatars
When you immediately picture a shih-tzu talking to a squid and the cast of the Simpsons, and think nothing of it.
septentrion - Sep 20, 2004 3:09 am (#32 of 2984)
...when you had a dream in which you were in Dijon (Dee-john !)and wanted to call Elanor to meet her because you knew she's living in Burgundy. Alas, we didn't meet !
Catherine - Sep 20, 2004 4:15 am (#33 of 2984)
When you immediately picture a shih-tzu talking to a squid and the cast of the Simpsons, and think nothing of it. --The Giant Squid.
When you read Mike's statement and know that your unusual mind has found a home here on the Forum, because that is what the dream was like!
Leila 2X4B - Sep 20, 2004 10:07 am (#34 of 2984)
when you are super thrilled to hear that Julia loved her HP card and present for her Birthday.
Padfoot - Sep 20, 2004 10:30 am (#35 of 2984)
Barbie, *snicker* next time I listen to that song I know I am going to picture Rita Skeeter too.
Elanor - Sep 20, 2004 12:05 pm (#36 of 2984)
...when you wish you could meet Septentrion! (BTW, if one day, you're coming in Burgundy, call me!)
...when you know that, if you meet her, you will talk about HP all day long and it will be great!
...when you were so happy this Monday morning that you were singing "double trouble" very loud and very out of tune in your car and laughing all alone!
...when you think it is normal, after all you're a "potty"!
septentrion - Sep 20, 2004 12:09 pm (#37 of 2984)
..when you wish you could meet Elanor in real life and return her her offer : if you come in Northern France (à tout hasard), call me too.
Good Evans - Sep 20, 2004 12:15 pm (#38 of 2984)
When you book your hubby a birthday present ride on a steam train and secretly cant wait as you just know it will be scarlett!!! shame its Victoria and not Kings cross though
Doxy Bowtruckle - Sep 20, 2004 1:34 pm (#39 of 2984)
When one of your copies of HP is drying out on the bathroom radiator, and you can still read the other in the bath!!
When friends assume you are expecting a baby, as you are trying to look up HP names and meanings in baby books!!
wolfgrl - Sep 20, 2004 1:47 pm (#40 of 2984)
--when your boyfriend gets a new kitten and you want to name it Nimbus
--when you are anoyed that your boyfriend hasn't name the kitten Nimbus yet.
--when the nameless kitten starts using your hand as a teathing ring and you think to yourself, maybe Peeves would be a better name, but you are still voting for Nimbus.
ShelterGirl - Sep 20, 2004 2:02 pm (#41 of 2984)
I think Nimbus is a perfectly wonderful name for a kitten.
You want we should lean on him?
Emily - Sep 20, 2004 3:10 pm (#42 of 2984)
...when you wander around school with that stupid grin on your face that is by now very familiar to all Potter fans for an hour because you noticed that your school library had finally devoted a whole shelf to the HP books, and was displaying OotP in a prominent place in a display of books just in front of the door. (what a run-on sentance!)
Leila 2X4B - Sep 20, 2004 3:37 pm (#43 of 2984)
...when you hope that one day you can meet Julia. She is sooo close.
Hollywand - Sep 20, 2004 4:19 pm (#44 of 2984)
Wolfgirl if you do name the kitten after the Poltergeist, s/he can be your pet Peeve! ;-)
Julia. - Sep 20, 2004 4:53 pm (#45 of 2984)
...When you have been thinking about going up to Boston for quite some time to meet some forumers *coughLeilaKimandBeccacough*
...When you suggest that *coughLeilaKimandBeccacough* and I should have an AIM chat to arrange it.
Star Crossed - Sep 20, 2004 6:40 pm (#46 of 2984)
...when your best friend makes you a HP comic strip, I believe she entitled it 'To Show How Obsessed We Are', just because I had a really bad Biology class.
...when you were so upset because you couldn't get on the Lexicon forum because you were on the other computer and that doesn't have the password to my account, and I just couldn't get on. I was very sad.
wolfgrl - Sep 20, 2004 7:07 pm (#47 of 2984)
Hollywand - that is fabulous. My pet Peeve :-) I love it.
ShelterGirl - I think I am swaying him in the direction of Nimbus, but if I have any more trouble I will let you all know.
ShelterGirl - Sep 20, 2004 8:05 pm (#48 of 2984)
When you're delighted to finally see what some other forum members look like so you can finally put a face to the name.
When you're sad it wasn't a real meeting like Kasse and Gina had.
Julia. - Sep 20, 2004 8:12 pm (#49 of 2984)
...When you are also excited to see what some forumers look like.
...When you decide that you miss everyone and you need to see some forumers in the near future.
...When root beer makes you think of Brandon.
Marie E. - Sep 20, 2004 10:00 pm (#50 of 2984)
...When you discover that three of your aquaintances are actually HP fans and get into deep discussions on the books to the annoyance of those around you *coughmyhusbandcough*.
...When one of those aquaintances tried to find the Forum, since you talked about it so much, but forgot the name and got bogged down in teh "Draco is so HOOOOTTTT!!" forums.
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The giant squid - Sep 21, 2004 1:58 am (#51 of 2984)
...When you look at the poster for The Bourne Identity on a coworker's office wall and start chuclking becasue Oliver Wood was director of photography (Apparently he's retired from Quidditch.)
When you feel sorry for your sister because her husband doesn't understand the Pottermania.
Kasse - Sep 21, 2004 5:54 am (#52 of 2984)
When you are excited to come on this thread and wish another obsessed fan a Happy Birthdy......Aly (star crossed) have a very Harry birthday and it is good to see you back here.
When you want to encourage everyone on here (who has not already done this) to go to the vote thread. We are votig on what out patronus would be abd the is a link to a website that will tell you what animal you are, every obssed fan should see this!
When putting the gryffindor crest on your phone as a screensaver was the highlight of your day.
When you keep opening the phone to look at the creat and admire it.
Elanor - Sep 21, 2004 12:13 pm (#53 of 2984)
Happy birthday Star Crossed!
...when in your English class you rebuke a child in English for the first time (he was playing with a stupid game he had inside his desk) and you say something like "you have to put that away when I'm talking".
...when just after that you realize it reminds you of Moody's class!
...when you swear you did nothing else and that, tonight, the spider's school are all safe and sane!
Eponine - Sep 21, 2004 12:30 pm (#54 of 2984)
When you finally decide to liberate your UK editions of PS and CoS from your brother-in-law who you loaned them to a couple of months ago, but who still hasn't read them. My poor books, sitting there all neglected. I had no choice but to bring them home. I don't mind loaning my books out, I just like them back within a couple of weeks.
When you personally think your brother-in-law is crazy for having the books for that long but not reading them. Muggles!
When you know that people here will understand how you feel.
septentrion - Sep 21, 2004 12:38 pm (#55 of 2984)
...when you feel you really need book 6. I think it'd be better than a chocolate bar for my today spleen.
Star Crossed - Sep 21, 2004 12:50 pm (#56 of 2984)
Awww! Thank you, everyone!
Eponine, I know how you feel. My rifles captain has all seven (PS - OP, plus FB and QA) of my Harry Potter books, and has had them for months now. I'm about to go over to her house and take them back, however, I'd probably keel over from the weight.
...when you want to help your father out because he said he wants to move all the boxes out of the closet so I can put all my rifle and HP stuff in there.
...when you become depressed knowing you don't have your HP stuff.
Dr Filibuster - Sep 21, 2004 1:09 pm (#57 of 2984)
.....when you are shocked that Star Crossed lent all of her Potter books at once (gasp!).
I can only bare to lend one out at a time, and then I keep asking the borrower, "Have you finished it yet? Which part are you up to? What do you think of it?"
Eponine - Sep 21, 2004 1:15 pm (#58 of 2984)
I have the American and UK editions of all the books, so I can bear to loan them out, but I feel like I'm abandoning them if I let them stay out for that long. The only other person who's read my books is my husband, and it took him FOREVER to get through them.
Star Crossed - Sep 21, 2004 1:15 pm (#59 of 2984)
I lent her my two mystery books (You know, darnit, what are the names? 'The Unofficial Guide to the Mysteries of Harry Potter Books 1 - 4' I think, and the other one.) For the second one, you need all seven books to reference.
Catherine - Sep 21, 2004 1:26 pm (#60 of 2984)
When you do not lend your HP books to anyone.
When you bought two copies of OoP so that hubby and children could share a copy, and you could have one of your own.
When you still bought the paperback OoP because it's lighterweight and easy to take on trips
When you think that Aly might need to go to St. Mungo's for lending out all of her books at one time!
When you wish you could Accio the books back for her.
Elanor - Sep 21, 2004 1:59 pm (#61 of 2984)
...when you know that you couldn't lend your HP books to anyone before you have at least another copy of each one...
...when you know nobody would ever ask you for them because they know they would have to suffer at least one hour of recommendations before just touching them...
...when you want to say to Septentrion that you understand what she means and that, when you have spleen, the forum is the best place to be because you have some true friends here!
Julia. - Sep 21, 2004 2:04 pm (#62 of 2984)
...When you have only found one person who you are comfortable loaning your HP books to, and only do so after telling her that if anything happens to them she is dead meat!
...When you still only loan her one book at a time, and only because you know you have another copy to use while on the forum.
Kasse - Sep 21, 2004 3:34 pm (#63 of 2984)
When you, like Catherine do not lend out your HP books, if they want to read them then I need to be there to supervise the handling.
When you too are shocked Aly can lend out ALL her HP books at one time!
Emily - Sep 21, 2004 3:35 pm (#64 of 2984)
...when you risk sounding really, really stupid to ask what you mean by 'spleen'. I don't think I've seen it used in that sense.
...when you never, ever lend your books to anyone. I lent my paperback ss out once and it came back two months later with the cover torn and some pages bent.
Star Crossed - Sep 21, 2004 6:47 pm (#65 of 2984)
...when you now are scared because of Emily and will, in fact, ask for the books back tomorrow.
freshwater - Sep 21, 2004 7:07 pm (#66 of 2984)
....when you are grocery shopping and suddenly realize that you are basing your choice of soda flavors on the colors of the twist-off bottle caps because you want to make a necklace like Luna's to wear to the release of book 6.
Leila 2X4B - Sep 21, 2004 8:13 pm (#67 of 2984)
..when you bought someone a copy of the first two paperback books to avoid lending out your own hard covered books
...When you decide that it was money well spent.
Czarina II - Sep 21, 2004 8:19 pm (#68 of 2984)
When you misinterpret the sign "Private Drive"[way] as "Privet Drive".
When you hear "Sirius, the Dog-Star" and "guardian of the afterlife" in the same sentence -- and you can't help but stifle laughter.
When you rename all your professors as Hogwarts teachers.
Phoenix song - Sep 21, 2004 10:16 pm (#69 of 2984)
...when your 5 year old daughter is going to need a new lightweight jacket for winter and you wonder if you could find her a "pink hoodie" like Hermione's.
...when you realize that you're now calling them "hoodies" when you always use to call them "hooded sweat jackets".
...when you totally agree with Sleeping Beauty and would rather buy somebody a new copy of HP than to part with your own precious volumes.
...when you know that there will be at least two copies of HBP bought in your house so that you don't have to share with your husband. I know that you're suppose to share all of your possessions, but some things are just too sacred!
...when you're rather hoping that HBP will be out LONG before your 3 year old is old enough to read it by herself! ACCIO book 6!
septentrion - Sep 22, 2004 12:21 am (#70 of 2984)
spleen is kind of melancholy : Webster's definition. It's a reference to Baudelaire's poem named "Spleen", in his "flowers of evil" book : Spleen.
Elanor - Sep 22, 2004 4:58 am (#71 of 2984)
...when you wish Septentrion feels better today!
...when you realize that, on your desk, there are books everywhere: HP books of course (always need a quote!), historical books for the alchemy thread, all that mixed with "J'apprends à lire avec Justine" ("I learn how to read with Justine") and "Picbille-mathematics, first year" and you don't think it's weird...
...when you know you should prepare your class but you're still checking the forum instead...
septentrion - Sep 22, 2004 5:24 am (#72 of 2984)
Thanks Elanor ! I think I'll be really better in...2 weeks ! I'm on holiday in two weeks !
...when you're glad you have no Dursley to face when on vacation.
Kasse - Sep 22, 2004 6:04 am (#73 of 2984)
When you wake up in the morning and your left eye is all puffy and swollen (I guess something bit it during the night) and upon seeing it the first thing you say it "oh great now I get to go to schoool looking like Mad Eye Moody!"
haymoni - Sep 22, 2004 8:16 am (#74 of 2984)
- when you see a cell phone commercial about a guy who is trying to track down his blue hoodie and you think - no, it should be pink and what kind of real man calls it a "hoodie" anyway???
- when you read Loopy's comments that the Marriott hotels are showing POA and you try to come up with a trip that would involve a stay at one.
Padfoot - Sep 22, 2004 9:39 am (#75 of 2984)
I saw the Simpson's episode last night where the remark was made "It's like you are Harry Potter without all the magic and wonder". I had to ponder that and wonder what Harry Potter would have been without either of those two?
azi - Sep 22, 2004 12:18 pm (#76 of 2984)
...when you're in a geography class and copying a diagram on succession on a lithosere and see a plant named 'bog myrtle' and think of Moaning Myrtle. Then the person next to you remarks 'I thought that was talking about Moaning Myrtle for a second.' We laugh. Two minutes later, two other people on the table notice the HP link. One of them goes, 'Oh yeah, bog myrtles that tree from Harry Potter or summat isn't it?' Well, the three HP fans on the table were at once both mortified and extremely amused. Another person goes, 'No, thats the Whomping Willow.' The 'obviously not a HP fan' says 'Oh yeah, the weeping willow.'
'No, whomping willow.'
'Yeah that. Whats that Myrtle thing then?'
'Lives in the girls bathroom???'
'Oh yeah...I don't care anyway, it's all absolute rubbish anyway.'
...When you feel like taking the person in question up on that issue of 'all rubbish anyway'...tsk, honestly...
Phoenix song - Sep 22, 2004 1:17 pm (#77 of 2984)
'Oh yeah...I don't care anyway, it's all absolute rubbish anyway.'
Where I live we'd have an expression to cover that line. "Them there's fightin' words!"
Star Crossed - Sep 22, 2004 1:27 pm (#78 of 2984)
'Oh yeah...I don't care anyway, it's all absolute rubbish anyway.'
...when you think that belongs in the Rubbish Bin.
Julia. - Sep 22, 2004 1:34 pm (#79 of 2984)
That person needs to sort out his/her/its priorities!
Leila 2X4B - Sep 22, 2004 2:57 pm (#80 of 2984)
...when you are able to convince the faculty advisor of Sigma Tau Delta to sponser an English Honor Society book debate discussing Harry Potter and Lemony Snicket.
Julie Aronson - Sep 22, 2004 7:29 pm (#81 of 2984)
...when you stop writing in the middle of a paper that is due tomorrow to post a potential epiphany on the Alchemy thread.
I've gone completely over the edge now...
ShelterGirl - Sep 23, 2004 5:57 am (#82 of 2984)
Yes, Julie, we are like a bunch of lemmings that can't resist the call.
It's ok though. I have it on good authority that there are rubber rafts over the edge waiting to collect us all and ferry us straight to St Mungo's.
Denise P. - Sep 23, 2004 9:55 am (#83 of 2984)
When you know that at least ONE person on the Forum will want to order this...
Harry Potter: Levitating Challenge Game
It is on amazon.com right now for $5.98 with FREE shipping!
haymoni - Sep 23, 2004 10:21 am (#84 of 2984)
-when you can tell Denise that you already have this game and it is pretty fun. Air blows up from the bottom and you have to control it to move the little ball along. It takes a steady hand, but you don't really feel very magical. As you are playing, a male voice eggs you on.
Ludicrous Patents Office - Sep 23, 2004 8:17 pm (#85 of 2984)
When you are the first library in the school district to have Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix catalogued and on the shelf. Unfortunately the book came out in June and school started in August! Oh well the record will always read my school first.
When you intend to do the same for Half-Blood Prince.
septentrion - Sep 24, 2004 12:30 am (#86 of 2984)
...when you see a delivery truck with "Fleurs" written on it and instead of thinking of flowers you think of Fleur Delacour
...when the 1st think you do to try your new DVD player is to put PS in it
haymoni - Sep 24, 2004 7:56 am (#87 of 2984)
- when you go to Ungrateful Son's Open House and notice that one of the chameleons in the class has been named "Hermy".
Catherine - Sep 24, 2004 8:30 am (#88 of 2984)
When you really hope that Tim got his Hippogriff for his birthday!
Star Crossed - Sep 24, 2004 12:45 pm (#89 of 2984)
...when you were so intent on not forgetting your YWYAHPLFW, you write them on your hand.
...when you're afraid to wash your hand, thus erasing said written things.
Luckily, they survived.
...when you glance down at a boy's shoes and they say "DADA Shoes" or something of the sort, and you figured out what happens to dead/mad/werewolfie/imposters with no soul/mean women that taught DADA: They make shoes.
...when reading the dictionary (Don't ask, long story involving alliteration), and you come across some odd word and unlike the other words you skip over, you actually read the description. It was a bug just like the dung beetle, so you obviously think of Ron in PoA.
...when you also find Seer in the dictionary, and laugh when it says "One who thinks they See." Good old Trelawney...
Ozymandias - Sep 25, 2004 2:42 am (#90 of 2984)
...when you know the brand of shoes Aly is talking about, and also made the connection.
...when you're sad that said shoes are both ugly and endorsed by a basketball player I really hate (Chris Webber, for those of you who might know him) and think that such a cool subject as DADA deserves better shoes.
...when you're pleased that at least DADA has an art movement named after it. Even though DADAism dame first.
septentrion - Sep 25, 2004 5:32 am (#91 of 2984)
...when one of your colleague wears a t-shirt with numbers on it makes you think of the Sirius Black poster "have you seen this wizard ?". Plus, another one of your colleagues made the same connection.
Kasse - Sep 25, 2004 6:00 am (#92 of 2984)
When you go out to dinner at a resturant that has numerous decorations including a goblet and a white owl and well......Do I really need to finish the connection I made?
freshwater - Sep 25, 2004 9:49 am (#93 of 2984)
.....when you are reading Muggles and Magic by George Beahm (taking a break from re-reading HP and fanfiction), and are totally delighted with this quote:
"Carving the books out of all her notes was a case of editing and condensing and sculpting it so the story moulded into shape. She had a mass of stuff on Harry so that she had to edit down quite a bit. She figured Harry Potter would be a book for the obsessives. She figured it was a book for people who enjoyed every little detail that a story like Harry offers."
--from a BBC Special on Rowling (Christmas 2001)
So true, so true.....
*bold print is mine**
Elanor - Sep 25, 2004 10:04 am (#94 of 2984)
...when you love Freshwater quote! That is so true!
...when watching firemen watering a huge fire on the other side of your street you wonder if you will have the time to pack your HP books if they ask you to leave your flat for a while...
...when you are really relieved they didn't ask you to do that because you realized you should have packed your historical books and dictionaries you need for the alchemy thread too and you're sure they wouldn't have agreed to let you take such a huge bag!
septentrion - Sep 25, 2004 11:11 am (#95 of 2984)
...when you say "the parting of the ways" (last chapter of GoF) instead of "the breaking of the fellowship" (Lord of the Ring)
Phoenix song - Sep 25, 2004 11:46 am (#96 of 2984)
...when you accidentally refer to Gandalf as "Dumbledore".
...when you go to great lengths and additional expense to acquire the British version of the HP audio tapes because you've been told by your forum pals that it's a better version than the U.S. edition.
Julie Aronson - Sep 25, 2004 1:24 pm (#97 of 2984)
Is the British edition better?
Phoenix song - Sep 25, 2004 1:53 pm (#98 of 2984)
Julie: I've been told that the British versions are better. I've bought the first book (PS) on CD, but it hasn't arrived yet. JKR was suppose to have picked Stephen Fry to narrate the books herself. I'll let you know how they really are after I've listened to them. (They're meant to be a gift for my brother-in-law, but I think that I'll give them a "listen to" first. LOL!)
Kasse - Sep 25, 2004 8:13 pm (#99 of 2984)
When you go to the cinema and see a trailer for a movie due out soon called "Flight of the Phoenix" and it makes you think of OOP and you smile.
When after you have had this thought you are a little sad because you know you will have to wait till 2007 to see OOP at the cinema
Elanor - Sep 26, 2004 1:05 am (#100 of 2984)
...when you've got a painful sciatica attack and the only positive thought you find is that you're limping as Moody does...
...when you think it could be the right time to start to learn how to turn people into nice little ferrets...
...when you realize that you will post the 100th post of this thread and you're very pleased!
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septentrion - Sep 26, 2004 6:00 am (#101 of 2984)
Sorry Elanor for your back. BTW, have you thought of a magical eye ? (trying to cheers Elanor up)
...when you're outraged that in one of your favorite series (Charmed) they imagined phoenixes as a family of murderers. Couldn't they read JKR before to write the script ?
...when you think you notice some similarities between PoA and Star Wars soundtrack, which is normal since John Williams wrote them both, and you're very pleased with it.
...when you find a way to think of HP when watching the Star Wars DVD.
Hollywand - Sep 26, 2004 6:47 am (#102 of 2984)
Elanor, mind if I call you "Mad Eye Moody McClaggan"? I hope your siatica is better soon! ;-)
freshwater - Sep 26, 2004 11:06 am (#103 of 2984)
...when you are not at all surprised that a forum member can find HP humor even in a sciatica attack....hope you're better now, Eleanor!
...re:the US vs. UK audio versions: I HATE the US versions because of 1)Jim Dale's version of Hermione: too breathy; and 2)because of Jim Dale's abysmally inappropriate expression when reading dialogue. I have a few quibbles with the UK version, too, but on the whole I enjoy Stephen Fry's reading much more. Listening to Jim Dale was becoming increasingly annoying. I'll be interested, Barbie, to see which you prefer.
**sorry for the off-topic tangent, 10 points from my house and a detention scrubbing out bedpans without magic**
Elanor - Sep 26, 2004 12:33 pm (#104 of 2984)
Thank you so much for your messages, they really cheer me up!
...when you realize each day more just how lucky you are to be part of the Lexicon forum!
...when DD is your model because you think that humor is the more efficient weapon we have in life!
Emily - Sep 26, 2004 1:49 pm (#105 of 2984)
...when you agree completely with Eleanor (DD for a role model b/c humor is the most efficient weapon we have in life, and how lucky I am to belong to the forum)
...when you are disgusted that a restaurant you go to has Calamari. (if you don't know, which most here do, DD is the giant squid )
Padfoot - Sep 26, 2004 5:34 pm (#106 of 2984)
...When you are so happy you have an internet connection at home because now I can keep coming to this forum!
...When Your mom tells you she and dad have been trying to figure out this odd HP obsession of mine. I almost wanted to bring up my low score on the obsession quiz, but decided against it.
wolfgrl - Sep 26, 2004 8:14 pm (#107 of 2984)
...When after a week and a half you finally convince your boyfriend that his kitten's name should be Nimbus.
Julia. - Sep 26, 2004 9:21 pm (#108 of 2984)
...When you say mazel tov wolfgrl (that means congrats, for those who don't know). I still think Nimbus is a perfectly marvelous name for a cat.
Phoenix song - Sep 26, 2004 9:28 pm (#109 of 2984)
Yeah Wolfgrl! I'm glad that he finally caved in! Congratulations on the new "Nimbus" in the family. (Maybe you can convince him to name the next pet "Firebolt"?)
Padfoot: What obsession test? I must have missed it?
...when you wish that you had the perfect explanation for Padfoot's parents, but it just takes a Potty to understand a Potty. Have you tried to introduce them to the books? Glad you're still connected!
Julia. - Sep 27, 2004 7:00 am (#110 of 2984)
Phoenix song, here is the link. HP obsession quiz
Elanor - Sep 27, 2004 8:56 am (#111 of 2984)
...when you can't help but do the test! I'm 56% obsessed BTW!
...when you love the idea of being HP obsessed!
azi - Sep 27, 2004 8:58 am (#112 of 2984)
I finally took that quiz and came out 62% obsessed. I fell down on the movies and owning merchandise bit. And I've never been to London, let alone King's Cross so I haven't been able to search for the Leaky Cauldron.
However, there is this shop on a backsteet in the town where I live called 'International Fashion'. It's been there for years and is full of really horrible way out-of-fashion clothes and dummies. The displays never change it looks kinda run down. You never see anyone in it but it's still open and doing business. I can't help but wonder if this is a wizarding place like St Mungo's and that if I tried to get in, I would fail miserably, being a muggle and all, unfortunately. Hmmmmm, interesting.
ShelterGirl - Sep 27, 2004 9:38 am (#113 of 2984)
When you take Phoenix Song's advice and decide to call the foster kitten, "Snitch," because he's so tough to catch.
Kasse - Sep 27, 2004 9:53 am (#114 of 2984)
snitch - I love that
Catherine - Sep 27, 2004 10:25 am (#115 of 2984)
When you just have to chime in and say that you love the name "Snitch," too.
wolfgrl - Sep 27, 2004 10:39 am (#116 of 2984)
I took the quiz and I am 41% obsessed with Harry Potter
...When you are a bit two excited that there are now two kittens named after Quidditch.
...When you are ashamed that to post the last part you had to look up how to spell Quidditch.
Liz Mann - Sep 27, 2004 11:02 am (#117 of 2984)
...when you have been away from your internet for over a week and are suffering from withdrawal symptoms, mainly boredom.
...when you are thinking about something that happened years ago, when you and your best friend (who carpools with you) arrive late at school, and your friend goes into registration and starts to say sorry we're late when she realises that it is not our form tutor in there but another teacher covering for her, who is not pleased about us being late and repremands us for it, and suddenly realise that it reminds you of Harry going into DADA late and realising that Snape is there instead of Lupin.
...when you go up to London and realise with a jolt that the man sitting next to you is reading Philosopher's Stone!
...when you are slightly annoyed because he has covered it in blank paper, seemingly to hide what book it is. He's surrounded by strangers for goodness sake.
...when you are starting to worry that you are not as Potty as you were because a) you are missing your Sims game more than the forum, b) you started to read Philosopher's Stone again but couldn't get into it (but that could very likely be because I've read the first chapter more times than any other in any of the books and you might be getting sick of it, though that in itself is worrying for a Potty) and c) your brother's friend said that the movies were really bad and you didn't stick up for them. *looks ashamed*
...when you are cheered up though by the fact that you are really happy about being back on this forum and want to read a lot more than you have time to do. (And the fact that you're also re-reading Prisoner of Azkaban).
Czarina II - Sep 27, 2004 11:04 am (#118 of 2984)
When you have four magnets: red, gold, green, and silver-clear, and you arrange them on your fridge as Gryffindor-side and Slytherin-side.
septentrion - Sep 27, 2004 12:03 pm (#119 of 2984)
...when you put a dementor sticker and a boggart sticker (thanks Elanor) on a file at work because you dislike its content very much. Plus no one's going to catch the allusion !
Good Evans - Sep 27, 2004 12:51 pm (#120 of 2984)
when a salesman walks in to your office, remarks on the potty posters and rug on the floor (yes I said rug) and you just grin innanely and then put the salepitch on him about HP rather than listening to his patter. whoops!!!
Leila 2X4B - Sep 27, 2004 3:33 pm (#121 of 2984)
When you got 96% obsessed and was dissappointed that it wasn't higher.
Phoenix song - Sep 27, 2004 4:24 pm (#122 of 2984)
...when you've taken the test and are disappointed because you're only 61% obsessed. However, I would go hunting for the Leaky Cauldron and Platform 9 3/4 if I lived in London, too!
...when you feel cheated because living so far away from London lowers you obsession score.
...when you think that "Snitch" is an awesome name for a kitten!
...when you are wishing for another pet so that you can continue the tradition of naming pets after quidditch equipment (and you already have more pets than should be legal!)
...when you see Sleeping Beauty's quote line and can't help but wonder which 'ship she supports.
...when you wish that you had dementor and boggart stickers, too.
Leila 2X4B - Sep 27, 2004 6:16 pm (#123 of 2984)
...when you are a lonely, but not sole, Pansy/Harry Shipper.
Phoenix song - Sep 27, 2004 10:32 pm (#124 of 2984)
...when you know that you're going to be forced to study the Pansy/Harry 'ship, as this is the second time tonight that the Fates have prompted you to peer into the thread.
...when you read the previous to yourself in Prof. Trelawney's voice.
haymoni - Sep 28, 2004 5:53 am (#125 of 2984)
Sleeping Beauty - What am I, the next-door-neighbor's? I sail on that 'ship. Although I think Pansy may be one of many 'ships for Harry.
Liz Mann - Sep 28, 2004 7:44 am (#126 of 2984)
...when you smile at finding a book by an author called Seamus Finngen.
...when first chance you get you check your new university's library for HP books and are pleased that not only do they have three of them, but they are all on loan.
...when you skip an introductory session so you can come home early and have more time to spend at the library on the forum.
Padfoot - Sep 28, 2004 9:05 am (#127 of 2984)
Edited by Sep 28, 2004 9:06 am
...When you drive by the "Ginny Williams Art Gallery" and can't remember any Williams attending Hogwarts. But how cool is that? She is going to open an art gallery!
Barbie, I have Imperio'd my mom to read the first two books. She has but is not really getting into them. She said she wants to read a biography next (on Tommy Franks)before reading any more fiction. So hopefully she will be willing to read PoA next time she is in town.
Tessa's Dad - Sep 28, 2004 1:22 pm (#128 of 2984)
Edited by Sep 28, 2004 1:23 pm
Elanor (post 104)
Keep your chin up. Back pain can be a drag. Humor is one of the muggle world’s best magic. If it starts to get you down, try to imagine that you live next door to “sweet” cousin Bella. Wouldn’t that be just peachy? She’d knock on you door every few minutes wanting to borrow a cup of iguana spleen, or maybe just to chat about her family. She may even share with you her secret crush.
This may not cause you to giggle, but it will make you very happy that it’s not true. Was that a knock on your door? Mooohaaah!
You Know You're A Harry Potter/Lexicon Fan When... you care about the people that live here.
Acceber - Sep 28, 2004 2:27 pm (#129 of 2984)
...when you're reading your copy of The Science of Harry Potter, by Roger Highfield, someone asks what you're reading, you show her and she thought it was really cool. You offer to give her the Forum's URL. She seemed moderately excited. A new Potty in our midst?
...when someone else sees the title of the same book, tells you you're a Harry Potter geek, and you said, "Yes. And proud of it!"
Julia. - Sep 28, 2004 2:29 pm (#130 of 2984)
...when someone else sees the title of the same book, tells you you're a Harry Potter geek, and you said, "Yes. And proud of it!" --Becca
...When you are extreemly proud of Becca for that!
...When for the second time in two days you hear someone's phone ring 'Hedwig's Theme' and now you really want to find out who this person with the cool ring tone is so that you can congratulate them.
Elanor - Sep 28, 2004 2:45 pm (#131 of 2984)
Thank you so much Tessa's Dad, your post truly cheered me up! "Sweet" Bella as a neighbour... LOL! What a scary thought! But I promise I will try that!
...when you realize that your real neighbour, who is really weird, could very well be related to Mundugus now that you think about it!
...when you know that the next time you will see him in the stairs you will wonder if what he has in his pockets may be classified XXXXX by the MoM...
...when you want to congratulate Acceber for her answer! "Give her (him?) hell from us!"
freshwater - Sep 28, 2004 5:13 pm (#132 of 2984)
....when you run the school postal service and try to think of a street name for your classroom that ends with "alley".
....Here's what I've got so far: Practic Alley, Instruction Alley, Inform Alley, Education Alley. What do you think?
....when you convince the lunchroom ladies to change the street name of the school kitchen from Nutrition Road to Nutrition Alley, just because it sounds more like Diagon Alley (and "nutritionally").
Leila 2X4B - Sep 28, 2004 10:15 pm (#133 of 2984)
....When everyone you talk to is excited because you are having a college book discussion and Harry is up first...followed by Lemony Snicket.
....When no one looked at you and asked "Isn't that a children's book?" and you almost fainted with delight.
The giant squid - Sep 29, 2004 12:27 am (#134 of 2984)
...When you finally take the obsession quiz, only come up 33%, and are convinced that you missed something somewhere.
Elanor - Sep 29, 2004 12:49 am (#135 of 2984)
...when you want to say to Mike that the simple fact he took the obsession quizz means he IS HP obsessed!
Freshwater, I like Instruction and Education Alleys (for the alliteration with Diagon Alley), very good idea! And what about imagination or creation alley if it leads to artistic classrooms? Or information alley if it leads to the library?
Catherine - Sep 29, 2004 4:59 am (#136 of 2984)
When Freshwater's "Alley" dilemma starts you pondering it as well.
When you think "Grammatic Alley" would also work (and fits with the Pirates of the Caribbean movie, too!)
Sconie Girl - Sep 29, 2004 11:41 am (#137 of 2984)
When you go on the first real trip after you've beem married and bring along OoP on CD to while away the car ride. Even better when your non-POtter husband tells you to shut it off while he takes a nap or he'll miss parts! I think I have another convert.
While on that trip and you're convinced it would be so much easier to just go from MN to ME via floo powder!
ShelterGirl - Sep 29, 2004 4:16 pm (#138 of 2984)
When you enter the information on Snitch the foster kitten into the computer at work and you put in the profile, "I'm wicked fast and darn near impossible to catch."
When they bring a brown female rabbbit in to place up for adoption, and you decide that Binky is not a good girl's name, but because it is brown you name it Lavender.
T Brightwater - Sep 29, 2004 5:51 pm (#139 of 2984)
When you read all the HP books out loud to your 79-year-old mother, accents and all, and she tells all her friends about what a great time she's having. (I'm just about to start OotP.)
When you read on a chat transcript that someone thinks Minerva sounds like Maggie Thatcher, and even after JKR agrees, you find yourself thinking - "No, no, she's got an Edinburgh accent!"
When one of your best friends stops e-mailing you for a while because she took offense at something you said about Snape.
When your husband makes a broomstick (dubbed a Lagbolt, because we couldn't trust the recipient with anything faster, and carrying a Latin label that translates as "Look out! Here comes trouble!") for a friend's birthday, and a wand, complete with Ollivander's box, for the same friend's Christmas present, and she just about squeals with delight. (She's close to my mother's age...)
Hey, ShelterGirl, you said Sirius (aka Bear) was at your shelter and promised us a picture! Or did he get adopted right away?
ShelterGirl - Sep 29, 2004 6:43 pm (#140 of 2984)
Sorry. He did get adopted right away. before they even got a photo.
Phoenix song - Sep 29, 2004 6:55 pm (#141 of 2984)
....when you're a grown adult, having dinner with your parents, and actually catch yourself saying to them, "Well, you might as well be hung for a dragon as an egg."
....when they don't seem too surprised when you answer their questions about what you've said with a detailed answer about how it is illegal to breed dragons in England and so if you're going to be caught with a dragon egg....
....when they're so accustomed to Harry Potter topics of conversations coming from you that they no longer even judge you as hopelessly abnormal.
....when one of your three year old's favorite quotes from the SS movie is "Great man, Dumbledore." in a quite convincing impersonation of Hagrid.
Hollywand - Sep 29, 2004 8:39 pm (#142 of 2984)
When you have bizarre thoughts that arise from reading several threads, like: "Gosh, what would happen to me if I accidently dropped my Time Turner into my Pensieve?"
ShelterGirl - Sep 29, 2004 8:43 pm (#143 of 2984)
It's clearly very late, because A) That was one of the funniest things I have ever read... and B) I am now wondering also.
septentrion - Sep 30, 2004 12:43 am (#144 of 2984)
....when they're so accustomed to Harry Potter topics of conversations coming from you that they no longer even judge you as hopelessly abnormal.
...when people who knows you (hubby included) now act as Phoenix Song's parents and you find it a real relieve in every day life.
...when Hollywand's question makes your head turn so that you have no other possibility than to stop thinking of it.
Liz Mann - Sep 30, 2004 5:12 am (#145 of 2984)
...when you have 'have a very harry day' as your welcome message on your mobile.
...when you see an advert for a programme called Ministry of Mayhem, where they kept saying "'mom''s the word", and you think, "It's Ministry of Magic not Ministry of Mayhem."
...when you start writing your fanfic while waiting for a talk at university to start.
...when you are thinking about starting a Harry Potter club at Uni so you can actually talk to some fans face to face. (And you would also have an online branch for that club with a website and forum.)
Kasse - Sep 30, 2004 5:42 am (#146 of 2984)
When Hollywand's statement made you laugh and then take a few moments to actuall wonder what would happen.
When you wish that you and Liz went to the same university so that you could be a part of the Harry Potter club
When in your Law class someone spots your copy of GOF in your bag and informs you that they have read the series too.
When you are so excited that you immediately tell them about your (Hedwig's theme) ring tone and show them your Gryffindor crest on your mobil phone and then proceed to them about the lex.
When you are very disappointed that they are not as enthusiastic as you (After looking at me like I had gone mental she had the audacity to say to me, as if speaking to a four year old "I have only really read them once...........you do understand that they are children's books don't you?)
Elanor - Sep 30, 2004 11:15 am (#147 of 2984)
...when driving to work this morning you were still laughing remembering Hollywand's post (where's my time-turner BTW? oh here! I check: about 8 p.m. here, and still about 11 a.m. on the forum... it works!)
...when you understand how Kasse must have been disappointed! Those muggles...
...when you wonder how Kasse's HP study is working?
els - Sep 30, 2004 11:53 am (#148 of 2984)
...when your excited that your husband's hometown has a Quidditch team - Ballycastle, NI
...when you wonder where the Ballycastle Bats Quidditch pitch is located and believe that it's probably on Fairhead, which affords a lovely view of Scotland
...when you spend dinner discussing HP with your graduate advisor
Julia. - Sep 30, 2004 12:04 pm (#149 of 2984)
...When the highlight of your day is getting to quote from HP on a sociology exam. Unfortuinatly, it was an Umbridge quote.
Abracapocus - Sep 30, 2004 9:32 pm (#150 of 2984)
When you are in your car…. Suddenly, the 4 ½ lb. dog sitting on your shoulder enjoying the ride, creates a bit of wandless magic that causes you to both strongly suggest she get into the backseat and to immediately consider renaming her “Skrewt”.
Wishing you had that you had actually purchased that 10 ½ inch, swishy, willow wand that you saw for sale online to conjure up a proper Bubble-Head Charm, you are now driving down the expressway in twenty-degree weather with your head hanging out the window.
Yeah, it’s kinda like that.
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Leila 2X4B - Sep 30, 2004 9:44 pm (#151 of 2984)
when you spent have of the night thinking about what quote that Julia's teach used.
Eponine - Oct 1, 2004 5:02 am (#152 of 2984)
When you have an HP dream where you found out that Trelawney was going to be the traitor.
Julia. - Oct 1, 2004 7:09 am (#153 of 2984)
Leila, my professor didn't use it, I did. It related perfectly to what I was talking about. I said something like "Argument x perfectly demonstrates the point, if I may be permitted to quote from Harry Potter, 'Progress for progress' sake must be discouraged.'"
Hermy-own - Oct 1, 2004 8:37 am (#154 of 2984)
When you want to take Sociology exams with Julia so you can write about Harry Potter.
Emily - Oct 1, 2004 4:58 pm (#155 of 2984)
Oh dear... my heads turning, what would happen if your time turner fell into your pensieve?
...when you are very mad at someone because he said to someone you don't even like that much that Harry Potter was stupid (the second boy was holding OotP) and then turned to you and said 'You read them too, don't you? Stupid!'
Hollywand - Oct 1, 2004 7:34 pm (#156 of 2984)
OK...There and Back Again! If you are having a Neville Longbottom moment, and inadvertently drop your Time Turner into your Pensieve....How Did That Happen......You:
Have the same thought, over and over again. See your Time Turner gleaming at the bottom of the Pensieve, but can't, at the same time, remember to grab the darned thing...
Your brain swirls in arrested time...you begin to hear the groove from Jo's Website, playing over and over and over...You then hear the voice of Glenda Chittock, luvly hostess of The Witching Hour.
You can now speak to the woman that answers the phone, you can see what's on the blank pages, you read the scrawls of paper and connect the dots, you play with the sneak-o-scope, and the wind chimes.
You open the "Do Not Disturb" door with surprising ease....And you're back in front of your computer, posting on the Lexicon...
I swear, it really was just like that..... ;-)
Elanor - Oct 1, 2004 11:27 pm (#157 of 2984)
LOL Hollywand! I hope you didn't meet a dragon on you "There and Back Again" trip (BTW, didn't you find some kind of ring by chance too? LOL!).
...when reading Hollywand's post on a Saturday morning, you think the weendend starts very well!
...when you want to say to Emily that she'd better drop the memory of those muggles (how rude were they!) in her pensieve and forget it there!
...when you hear on the radio that tomorrow may be rainy but you don't mind because that means you'll spend more time on the forum, so it will be sunny for you anyway!
Czarina II - Oct 2, 2004 12:10 pm (#158 of 2984)
When you keep hearing the name of the poet "Lucan" as "Lupin".
When you have dreams of tap-dancing spiders -- of course, nothing like the one in PoA, but all the same...
freshwater - Oct 2, 2004 2:43 pm (#159 of 2984)
.......when you're telling your son that you will both visit Ireland in two years for a family reunion, and plan to then spend a couple of week in England, and he says,"Ah, mom! I don't want to go to England! They have a lousy Quidditch team!"
.....when you find this 'spew-worthy', even though you are driving.
....when you know he's talking about the teams on the Playstation Quidditch game, so you ask,"I suppose you'd rather go to Bulgaria?" And he answers, "Yeah!"
Kasse - Oct 2, 2004 11:07 pm (#160 of 2984)
When you move and one of the first things that you pack and unpack are your HP books (I had them in their own box marked "very important handle with care"
Acceber - Oct 3, 2004 4:24 am (#161 of 2984)
...when you woke up this morning because you were having a dream where you were playing Quidditch (I think), you hit the Quaffle, which hits something else and that wakes you up. When it got light enough to see, you realize the Quaffle was your lampshade and the target was your bookshelf. Sigh. No harm was done to either object.
...when you've been pondering: What would happen if your Time Turner fell into a Pensieve and you can't think of a good answer .
Chemyst - Oct 3, 2004 5:14 am (#162 of 2984)
...when, upon walking in to the local Walmart, you see a twenty-foot display with all colors & varieties of pansies and think, 'That deep maroon & mustard one is probably more appropriate for the Parkinson chicky-babe; its face seems much snottier than the white ones.'
JackO - Oct 3, 2004 7:50 am (#163 of 2984)
When, after your little sister ruins the binding for your hard-cover U.S. editions of GoF and OotP, you save up change for half a year so you can buy new ones...
When, once you buy the new books, you try for hours to unloosen a floorboard in your room where you can hide all your HP books so no one can get at them...
When after you fail the above task your on the verge of tears...
When you ask your Dad to help you unloosen the floorboard because you know he is almost as obsessed as you...
When your Dad gets very excited at the idea and promises to help you as soon as he's finished reading "The Beetle at Bay"...
Czarina II - Oct 3, 2004 2:48 pm (#164 of 2984)
When you overhear "Mongols" as "Muggles" and think that that would make for an interesting paper...
Catherine - Oct 3, 2004 4:29 pm (#165 of 2984)
When you go to Charlottesville, VA, and wonder if Madame Pince and Loopy Lupin are waving at you, because you waved at them when you got there.
When you salute the PoA poster at the Jefferson Theater, and think, "Mate, I need a life."
When you are walking the Mall in Charlottesville, VA, see a Bassett Hound, and think, "How cute! Loopy's mom would love that! What names are left in the Dukes of Hazzard for this pup?"
When you saw PoA for the 4th time, and it was the best ever.
Elanor - Oct 4, 2004 9:34 am (#166 of 2984)
...when the English method you use with the 4th years kids at school is about a "ghoul school" which students are named Witchie, Drac or Freckles and it makes you smile to explain them what Freckles means because you think to Ron at St Mungo's and his "bad case of spattergroit"...
...when in the same method, in each lesson, you have a "password" to memorize, that is to say vocabulary, thanks to a little song "password, password, what's the password today?..." and you can't help but think to the Fat Lady...
Padfoot - Oct 4, 2004 11:50 am (#167 of 2984)
...When JKR updates her website with tidbits of information and that makes you day. Although why she has to tease us with a little information here and there is beyond me. Give us the book Jo, now now NOW! *stomping foot*
septentrion - Oct 4, 2004 1:12 pm (#168 of 2984)
...when you curse the man on aol hotline because he answers the question you asked 20 minutes ago just when you read on the leaky cauldron JKR has updated her website. I had to chat with that man and only after go to JKR's website.
...when you join Padfoot with the stomping for book 6.
Veritaserum - Oct 4, 2004 2:27 pm (#169 of 2984)
When one of the depressing things about transferring schools is that the colors (instead of being blue and gold- mixture of Ravenclaw and Gryffindor), your new colors are green and black.
Phoenix song - Oct 5, 2004 12:07 pm (#170 of 2984)
...when you're having a dream about book 6, and you realize that you've hit on a BIG clue to the ending of the series based on the use of colors in symbolisms. Then you wake up too groggy to properly catch the thought, and are as upset and if you were actually holding book 6 for a moment there and let it go.
...when you join in on the foot stomping for book 6 and add a few "head banging into the keyboard" for good measure.
Acceber - Oct 5, 2004 6:18 pm (#171 of 2984)
...when your English teacher mentions JKR as an author who uses "And" and "But" at the beginning of sentences (something he's trying to make us not do) and you're excited, because that's probably the reason why you write that way also .
...when you finally get the real version of the JKR site (not just the text only one), you have no reason why your computer decided to cooperate, but you're really happy.
Elanor - Oct 6, 2004 12:02 am (#172 of 2984)
...when you want to tell Acceber that if she wants to impress her teacher she can tell him (her?) that in French, to put "et" (and) at the beginning of a sentence is a stylistic device very mannered which emphasizes it!
...when the plumber comes to your flat to maintain your boiler and you can't help but think that Mr Weasley would love to see him working and imagine the questions he would ask him...
...when you join in too on the foot stomping for book 6 and yell all alone: "je le veux, je le veux, je le veux!"(I want it, I want it, I want it!)!
Ozymandias - Oct 6, 2004 12:54 am (#173 of 2984)
...when you're really pleased that Elanor posted about the French version of TLC. I miss taking French lessons.
...when you don't stomp your foot because your roommates are asleep, but you whisper "je le veux" to yourself.
...when you feel you must defend JKR from the accusations of Acceber's teacher by saying that it's perfectly all right to start a sentence with "and" or "but." Some people don't like how it sounds, but it's proper grammatically. But don't overdo it, or it will get annoying. And that's all I have to say on that.
Phoenix song - Oct 6, 2004 1:32 am (#174 of 2984)
...when you are reminded by seeing Acceber's teachers' statements that JKR really was right with regards to her statement that there are teachers who abuse their power. I had an English teacher who warned us repeatedly that any paper that we turned in that contained a single instance of using the words "a lot" would receive an automatic and irrevocable "F". (It would be a "T" in the WW.)
septentrion - Oct 6, 2004 4:48 am (#175 of 2984)
...when your colleagues send you, and only you, jokes about HP...
ShelterGirl - Oct 6, 2004 6:17 am (#176 of 2984)
When your coworker has written on a dog application under "previous pets" the word "Dobby." When you look over her shoulder and figure out what she means and say to her, "No, Dobie. Dobie is a dog. Dobby is a house elf."
When she laughs at that and you are very happy.
Kasse - Oct 6, 2004 7:44 am (#177 of 2984)
When you wonder what jokes are being sent to septentrion and you want to hear them too
When your law professor is your new favourite professor because whenever she talks about copywritght law she brings JKR into it somehow (I think she might be a closet pottie!)
When you and your JK loving professor can dominate 10 min of the class talking about the HP books being made into movies and what has been cut, or saved (with relation to copywright law obviously)
Hermy-own - Oct 6, 2004 9:05 am (#178 of 2984)
When you keep a look out for Hogwarts: A History in your local library, although you know it won't be there.
haymoni - Oct 6, 2004 10:27 am (#179 of 2984)
What are the jokes???
Catherine - Oct 6, 2004 12:39 pm (#180 of 2984)
When you go to the County Fair and see the petting zoo full of unruly goats, and notice a tall man standing nearby, and figure that his name must be Aberforth.
When the sweets in all of the carnival stalls remind you of Honeydukes.
When you want to know what the jokes are, too!
Padfoot - Oct 6, 2004 12:59 pm (#181 of 2984)
Ok, you need to share those jokes with us. We have to know.
freshwater - Oct 6, 2004 5:44 pm (#182 of 2984)
....when you are paging through your new travel guide to Great Britain and come across a map of the London Underground and immediately think, "Wow, that's some scar on Dumbledore's knee!"
....when you are annoyed that said travel guide does not seem to list any HP related sites.....they really need to sort out their priorities!
Phoenix song - Oct 6, 2004 8:19 pm (#183 of 2984)
...when you also see a movie that listed Oliver Wood as a crediting producer and you go nuts! (That was my husband's descriptive term!)
...when you read on the Internet that Howard Stern is thinking of working for the Sirius satellite stations and you can't help but to think about Snuffles.
...when you agree with Padfoot that it just wouldn't be fair not to share those HP jokes. (My e-mail isn't private...hint, hint!)
...when the highlight of your day is stopping by the forum and checking it out whenever possible!
...when you feel like the other members are like family...only better!
Marie E. - Oct 6, 2004 9:01 pm (#184 of 2984)
...when your friend calls you and says "you know you're an insane Harry fan when you see a Lumina and immediately think of Lumos." Heehee, my evil plan is working. Muwhahahahah.
septentrion - Oct 7, 2004 6:45 am (#185 of 2984)
I'll send the joke to people who ask for it. It's in fact a cartoon, and if not obscene, not really fitted for this forum. For those who have a private email, give me please your adress, my email isn't private ***poke my remembrall to remember to send the joke***
TwinklingBlueEyes - Oct 7, 2004 7:22 am (#186 of 2984)
Sept, you are going to have a growing email list! Please add me, my email is posted.
Hermy-own - Oct 7, 2004 8:15 am (#187 of 2984)
When you take a break from posting in order to send an email to septentrion.
TwinklingBlueEyes - Oct 7, 2004 8:31 am (#188 of 2984)
What a novel idea! Thank you Hermy-own.
...toddles off for another cup of coffee to wake other side of brain. Hope the asleep side is not the side that is supposed toremember to email. :-)
Elanor - Oct 7, 2004 9:22 am (#189 of 2984)
I'd love to read the jokes too Septentrion, please, please!
...when you're teaching joined-up writing to your first years and you can't help but think to Lockart when a kid is so proud to show you how he did write well...
Acceber - Oct 7, 2004 5:38 pm (#190 of 2984)
Send me the jokes please Sep!
...when you appreciate everyone's comments about your English teacher's comment about putting and or but at the beginning of a sentence. And I know it's not gramatically correct, but who cares, it sounds legitimate. I'm going to do it anyway and see if he notices. If he does, I'll tell him everyone's comments from here.
...when you get a book of short stories out of the library just because the title was Werewolves and had a cool picture of a werewolf on the cover. I've read two, they're really cool!
Chemyst - Oct 7, 2004 6:49 pm (#191 of 2984)
...when you are working on a youth literacy project and you think of Acceber and her teacher when your committee members send you emails with sentences beginning with "And."
Ozymandias - Oct 7, 2004 11:56 pm (#192 of 2984)
But it is correct to start a sentence this way! Really!
...when you've just posted your very first new thread and are more excited than you should be about this.
Could you email me the jokes too, please, Sept? Thanks!
septentrion - Oct 8, 2004 2:28 am (#193 of 2984)
...when you send an email to 10 people because of the forum and are very pleased to please them
..when you calculate to find a hole in your luggage to slip CoS in it (I'm taking off to Israël monday)
freshwater - Oct 8, 2004 3:40 am (#194 of 2984)
....when you enjoy just how much other Potties enjoy HP stuff. The address below will take you to a HILARIOUS drawing of "Hogwarts Staff on Holiday". If you are any kind of an HP/Lexicon fan you MUST take a moment to see this picture!
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Kasse - Oct 8, 2004 9:00 am (#195 of 2984)
lol very funny freshwater I love the way Snape looks -lol
septentrion - Oct 8, 2004 10:26 am (#196 of 2984)
LOL too !
...when you think of the occlumency lesson when watching Yoda trying to teach Luke in Star Wars episode 5 : "clear your mind of questions" he said to the young man. When does my obsession rest ?
Liz Mann - Oct 8, 2004 2:32 pm (#197 of 2984)
...when you were really happy with your mother because he's going away on holiday and he's given you his own computer until he gets back.
...when you are then later upset because the disk of your Sims 2 game is in your old computer (which is having a problem with the power) and your brother doesn't have the time to get it out, and think, "I really need the forum to cheer me up now!"
Liz Mann - Oct 8, 2004 3:40 pm (#198 of 2984)
...when you are really pleased when a programme teaching children about writing fiction mentions HP.
Veritaserum - Oct 8, 2004 8:21 pm (#199 of 2984)
When you see (in your mind, anyway) the vaguest hint of a Harry Potter joke in a Thursday Next book and just know that they're bound to actually mention Harry at some point... Oh, shoot, they won't because it's set in 1985... Oh well, I can dream can't I?
azi - Oct 10, 2004 10:23 am (#200 of 2984)
...when on a geography fieldtrip you go past a big store called 'Dobbies Garden Centre and Restaurant' and am happy because Dobby has obviously set up his own business.
...when you point this out to the friend next to you and she goes, 'Yeah, I was just thinking that!' At which point you say that Dobby was spelt wrong and that just shows that the Malfoys were so mean they never taught poor Dobby how to write.
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Star Crossed - Oct 10, 2004 10:29 am (#201 of 2984)
...when you see some appliance with Sirius on it, and you start to tear up.
legolas - Oct 10, 2004 11:44 am (#202 of 2984)
When they build a new platform at your station and your upset they dont call it 9 3/4. They resort to a boring 4c. Big letdown .
septentrion - Oct 10, 2004 12:52 pm (#203 of 2984)
...when you see an advertisement for a satellite channel in which they use the HP movies to seduce customers and you're just happy to see 2 seconds of Harry.
freshwater - Oct 10, 2004 12:53 pm (#204 of 2984)
I'm sorry about your train station, legolas. Maybe it will make you feel better to know that my address for our (elementary) school postal service will either be 9 3/4 Practic Alley, or 9 3/4 Technic Alley.
legolas - Oct 10, 2004 1:03 pm (#205 of 2984)
Elanor - Oct 10, 2004 1:58 pm (#206 of 2984)
LOL Septentrion, I saw it too and thought just the same!
...when, at a dinner, someone really gets on your nerves and you name him "a nice little ferret"...
...when you make quite innocente remarks about ferrets just because it makes you feel better without him noticing it...
...when you realize that the HP universe can be another "secret language" very efficient and you think to the alchemy thread at once...
...when you know your case is hopeless but you're more proud than worried about it and you know people here will understand!
septentrion - Oct 10, 2004 2:20 pm (#207 of 2984)
...when you often do like Elanor : using the HP references to make so-called innocent remarks **cough, cough**
...when you wish you could apparate, or even use floo powder to travel because you're not too fond of planes.
Star Crossed - Oct 10, 2004 2:58 pm (#208 of 2984)
There's always trains...
Ludicrous Patents Office - Oct 10, 2004 4:35 pm (#209 of 2984)
Septentrion, please send me the joke.
When you buy your friend "Harry Potter and Philosophy if Aristotle Ran Hogwarts" for her birthday.
Hermionefan(#1) - Oct 10, 2004 7:42 pm (#210 of 2984)
Haven't been on this forum for a while.
... when your reading class is reading A Stranger Came Ashore, and your teacher is describing Yarl Corbie, and you volunteer that he looks like Snape, and she agrees with you.
freshwater - Oct 11, 2004 2:07 pm (#211 of 2984)
When you buy your friend "Harry Potter and Philosophy if Aristotle Ran Hogwarts" for her birthday.
LPO, is this a real book? And,an even better question,am I crazy for being interested in it?
Justin Rapp - Oct 11, 2004 9:21 pm (#212 of 2984)
Wow, it's been too long since I last posted, it feels great.
...when someone tells you that it's obvious that this one girl totally likes you, and this happens to be the girl you have a crush on, and immediately your mind races to the intial D.A. meeting where Cho obviously couldn't keep her eyes off Harry. Then you feel ashamed because nobody around understands this absolutely ideal Potty-reference, so you run off to post on the Lexicon where you feel you're among family.
The giant squid - Oct 11, 2004 11:08 pm (#213 of 2984)
...when you want to congratulate Justin for having a "Cho" moment, and you know he'll know what you mean.
Julie Aronson - Oct 12, 2004 3:37 am (#214 of 2984)
...When you feel the need the grab your copy of A Stranger Came Ashore to read the description of a Snape-like character, and then start to think about how well the selkies would fit into the Potterverse.
haymoni - Oct 12, 2004 7:13 am (#215 of 2984)
...when you've had your first Harry Potter dream and it was about this Forum!!!!
I couldn't believe it! I'm sorry to say it, but I always thought you guys were a little crazy when you said you had dreams about Harry Potter or about the Forum and THERE I WAS...scrolling down one of the threads.
Someone was trying to get someone named Alia to post her theory about something. I got so excited that I was having the dream that I woke up and I can't remember what the theory was!
Whoo Hoo! First Dream!
Kasse - Oct 12, 2004 7:30 am (#216 of 2984)
When you say congratulations to Haymoni and hope that many more dreams follow.....
Liz Mann - Oct 12, 2004 9:36 am (#217 of 2984)
...when you second Kasse.
Julie Aronson - Oct 12, 2004 12:35 pm (#218 of 2984)
Yeah, haymoni, you've totally gone over the edge now! One of us...One of us...One of us...
Elanor - Oct 12, 2004 1:37 pm (#219 of 2984)
...when you wish you had HP dreams...
...when you just dreamed that your computer had serious problems and you couldn't connect it to the forum anymore. When you wake up and light on your computer before having breakfast just because it was scary and you want to check it was only a bad dream...
...when you know that, the day you will have a real HP dream, you will post it here at once...
Tessa's Dad - Oct 12, 2004 1:47 pm (#220 of 2984)
...when you have a Harry Potter dream. Unfortunately, it was about Madam Rosemerta. That’s all I’m going say on this forum.
Hangs head in shame and shuffles off to slam ears in the oven. Bad Potty!
legolas - Oct 12, 2004 3:16 pm (#221 of 2984)
When you are listening to the News and you hear of a place called Dursley in relation to fox hunting(Gloustershire,England)and you get excited because you figure thats were JKR got the name from.
Phoenix song - Oct 12, 2004 9:36 pm (#222 of 2984)
...when you're helping your 7 year old with his school lessons, and the questions at the bottom are accompanied by various cartoon pictures of animals, and you're overly excited because the lion picture is much more impressive than the picture of the snake.
...when you want to tell everyone that the surest way to have a HP dream at night is to fall asleep while picking theories over in your mind.
...when you're so excited that after 3 or so years of trying to get your brother-in-law to read HP, you finally convince him to at least listen to the audio version, and he's totally HOOKED in less than a half of an hour.
...when you have to laugh when he asks how long it will be before the next two are published. (Welcome to our world of pain and patience, little bro.)
Prefect Marcus - Oct 12, 2004 9:59 pm (#223 of 2984)
I love your BIL story. World of pain and patience is sooooo right. :-)
Julia. - Oct 13, 2004 7:05 am (#224 of 2984)
I had a dream! I had a dream! I don't remember much of it, but last night before I went to sleep I heard from the elussive Brandon and Sarah. We were talking for a while, and they must have been on my mind when I went to sleep, because I had a dream and they were in it! I'm pretty sure it involved sitting around a table, but I don't remember much, but I do remember waking up happy.
Czarina II - Oct 13, 2004 8:05 am (#225 of 2984)
When you can use a perfectly legitimate Harry Potter analogy about the four Houses to explain your school politics.
When it makes perfectly good sense to you that Harry could go for four years not knowing who Susan Bones was.
When you're very glad that you haven't had any Harry Potter type dreams lately, because you think about it often enough awake.
angel z - Oct 13, 2004 10:49 am (#226 of 2984)
When your children ask for the twentieth time what is for dinner, and you hadn't even noticed they had arrived home from school! (not really that bad a mother, honest!!!!) angel z
haymoni - Oct 13, 2004 12:18 pm (#227 of 2984)
Welcome to the ranks of the Slacker Moms!
...when you grin wickedly when you notice your assistant has a copy of OotP on her desk!
Star Crossed - Oct 13, 2004 2:35 pm (#228 of 2984)
...when playing a game in drama (Basic rules: You walk along the 'streets' until someone shouts a noun, and you have to freeze, and do something that looks like it.), you're excited when someone shouts Harry Potter!
I got a clap when someone say I had my left hand on my forehead in a sort of lightening bolt shape, and my right hand out, outstretched like a wand.
...when you cheered out loud for your mum because she got you a search and find book all about Harry Potter!
...when you shouted you had to tell the forum!
...when all your friends and family know what the forum is, despite the fact none have been on it.
...when you have a very hard time not singing 'Something Wicked This Way Comes' when you read your dialogue for drama class. (We're doing that scene from MacBeth, and I can't sing it. )
legolas - Oct 13, 2004 2:50 pm (#229 of 2984)
Should have mentioned it when the film came out at the cinema. I have a cinema subscription where I pay a small amount a month and then watch as many films as I like. The first day that the POA was released I watched it and then watched the showing afterwards just to check that I had missed nothing. The next day I went back again. I got my months money worth in thoes two days. I lost count of how many times I saw it.
Liz Mann - Oct 13, 2004 3:01 pm (#230 of 2984)
When you are listening to the News and you hear of a place called Dursley in relation to fox hunting(Gloustershire,England)and you get excited because you figure thats were JKR got the name from. - legolas
Actually I think she's said that it was.
...when you hear the word Azerbajan (sp?) on the TV and look up immediately, because you didn't know that the place in the title of the HP spoof French and Saunders did for Comic Relief was real.
Star Crossed - Oct 13, 2004 3:17 pm (#231 of 2984)
...when you're sure that you could have made the edit in time if you weren't distracted by your word find book.
...when you shout hysterically (Almost alarming your parents, but they're so used to it, they didn't panic) while watching Nickeloden because the dude said Harry Potter fans won't be too happy wouldn't make it to the end of the sixth Harry Potter book. And here I thought I could blind myself into thinking that it was just an unknown character.
...when you're calmed by the fact they didn't even say HBP, so they probably just said 'pal' to make it dramatic.
I'm sure it'll just be someone like some first year we don't even know (Well, not Mark Evans, of course. ).
Ludicrous Patents Office - Oct 13, 2004 8:36 pm (#232 of 2984)
Freshwater It is a good book: Baggett, David and Shawn E. Klein editors "Harry Potter and Philosophy if Aristotle Ran Hogwarts" ISBN:0-8126-9455-4 Open Court Publishing: Chicago, 2004.
When students come to you for answers to their Harry Potter Cross word Puzzle and you know them.
Julia. - Oct 13, 2004 9:02 pm (#233 of 2984)
LPO, there's a Harry Potter crossword puzzle?! Where?
Menopause Molly - Oct 14, 2004 6:35 am (#234 of 2984)
When you see three boys walking on the side of the road (one of whom is quite, erm, portly) and you immediately think of Dudley and his chums looking to cause trouble...
When you find out a local school system is having a Harry Potter Read-a-thon and you're going to have to get up at 5:00 am Friday to get to read from Prisoner of Azkaban...
When you've read over your assigned pages and wonder if you should try out your Hagrid impression...
Catherine - Oct 14, 2004 7:29 am (#235 of 2984)
When you have another HP dream about the Forum.
When you dream that you and other forum members got Harry Potter themed tattoos.
When this seems normal, even though you are really not the "tattoo" sort of person at all.
When you are sad that the dream ended, because you wanted to see if they worked like the Dark Mark!
haymoni - Oct 14, 2004 7:45 am (#236 of 2984)
Oh Molly! Do the impression! Hagrid's lines in the books were always the hardest for my son to read. I think everyone would love it.
ShelterGirl - Oct 14, 2004 8:08 am (#237 of 2984)
When you actually do have a Harry Potter/Forum dream.
I dreamed that my friend Ted, who still works at Borders, gave me (which will NEVER exist) an Advance Reader's Copy of HBP. I was speeding home in my car to read it and it suddenly turned into something like the Juicy Fruit Gum commercials in the US. Catherine blocked my car with hers, and grabbed the book and sped off. I waited for her at her house and jumped out of the bushes and stole it back. Then as I was running back to my truck Marcus body checked me and yanked it out of my hands and ran off. This continued for quite awhile...
Elanor - Oct 14, 2004 12:56 pm (#238 of 2984)
...when it's raining cats and dogs on you and your glasses and you mutter "impervio" wishing it may help you to see something...
...when you decide it has to be more efficient if you're on a broom, so you already know what you will ask Santa this year...
Menopause Molly - Oct 14, 2004 1:27 pm (#239 of 2984)
Haymoni, I will try to do the voices. Actually, I think it will be hard to NOT do the voices--especially the way Hagrid is written.
Oh, and I have had at least one Harry Potter dream--I was playing quidditch!
wolfgrl - Oct 14, 2004 2:22 pm (#240 of 2984)
...When you hope that the next part of ShelterGirl's dream is...and then wolfgrl (as a wolf of course) bounds up and grabs it in her teeth and takes off with it, the rest of the Forum chasing her down the street.
...When something odd happens to you and your immediate thought is "now how can I relate this to HP and the Forum.
...When you are dissapointed that there is really no conection what so ever with HP or the Forum, but figure out a way to post anyway
Phoenix song - Oct 14, 2004 3:21 pm (#241 of 2984)
...when you read Shelter Girl's post, and can't help but wonder if the Juicy Fruit commercials are a prophetic dream that shows that Neville and Harry really are twins. (Juicy Fruit and Doublemint commercials were often shown together, and Doublemint commercials ALWAYS had multiple sets of twins.)
...when you hope that in Catherine's dreams that the tattoos weren't of the dark mark. (By the way, I'll take a lightning bolt if it's possible to get it in a place other than my forehead!)
...when you hope that JKR reads this thread and decides that an advanced reader's copy would be a GOOD idea. (Just send us whatever you've already got Jo, it'll do for now!)
Liz Mann - Oct 14, 2004 3:30 pm (#242 of 2984)
...when you are watching Star Wars and when Darth Vader is walking away from the camera, you think how much the way his cloak sweeps out around him looks like Snape's cloak did in the first movie when he walked away after the 'up to something' conversation.
freshwater - Oct 14, 2004 4:42 pm (#243 of 2984)
LPO, thanks for the info! I'll check into that book.
....when you visit your son's school open house night, and on his "All About Me" poster he lists his favorite book as "Harry Potter".**smirk** I'm so proud!
azi - Oct 15, 2004 9:04 am (#244 of 2984)
...When you go to a university open day and see there's a lecturer called Dr S Snape and am tempted to apply for the course so you can just complain, 'Snape gave us lots of homework today, tsk!'
...When you are disappointed to discover S. stands for Steven and not for Severus.
...When you are ever so proud of a friend who also notices this and is, by absolute chance, wanting to take that course. She thinks it would be cool to be taught by a Snape...
...When you decide that the Dr Snape must get a lot of stick from people because of his name and feel sorry for him.
Kasse - Oct 15, 2004 9:37 am (#245 of 2984)
Oh I would LOVE to hear what this Prof is like - and it is not just Snape he is S.Snape , lol what a coincidence.
Catherine - Oct 15, 2004 9:41 am (#246 of 2984)
When you think that you should introduce Gina to Prof. Steven Snape, just for the heck of it!
When you wonder if this Professor Snape hands out detentions?
Liz Mann - Oct 15, 2004 11:29 am (#247 of 2984)
...when you are also interested to hear about Dr S. Snape and wish you had a tutor at your University with a Harry Potter-related name.
...when you have had a Harry Potter dream. I can't remember all the details, but I think I was supposed to be Harry. I was on a train going somewhere or other, and when we got there I had to make a speech or something at some kind of event to welcome us. And then there was something to do with Peter, who I think was supposed to be my friend.
...when you wake up from this dream and think that now you can post this on the forum.
Acceber - Oct 15, 2004 2:11 pm (#248 of 2984)
...when your science teacher uses Fred and Bill as random names in explaining a problem and you can't help wondering if he's a HP fan. I doubt it though; he doesn't seem the type.
Phoenix song - Oct 15, 2004 3:51 pm (#249 of 2984)
...when you're walking outside with your 5 year old daughter, who suddenly squeals after a frog jumped on the back of her leg. You ask what's wrong and she seriously says, "Whew! For a while there I was afraid that a "giant squid" had jumped on me." Wonder where she heard that from?
...when you follow up by reminding her that at least it was a "frog" that jumped on her leg and not a "toad", because a toad reminds you of Umbridge.
Czarina II - Oct 15, 2004 3:57 pm (#250 of 2984)
When you wonder if Gina perhaps isn't married to said Dr Snape.
When the only dream you can remember remotely related to Harry Potter is a dream where you were walking through a windy graveyard and a row of spiders suddenly dropped down from the trees in front of you and started doing Riverdance.
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Dr Filibuster - Oct 15, 2004 4:08 pm (#251 of 2984)
Azi, what subject/course does S Snape teach?
YKYAHP/LFW....you look up every time you hear about the latest Harry scandal on tv over the past couple of days, but are dissapointed each time because it's Prince Harry not Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
Did anyone see the headline Harry Rotter in the newspapers?
Elanor - Oct 16, 2004 6:15 am (#252 of 2984)
...when you would love to meet Dr S. Snape too.
...when you go to the cinema to see a movie called "Arsène Lupin" and you can't help to think to our Lupin...
...when you wonder if JKR ever read the Arsène Lupin series because if Remus isn't a thief, he is a perfect gentleman too...
azi - Oct 16, 2004 11:15 am (#253 of 2984)
Dr Filibuster - It's something like Egyptology or Egyptian archaeology. I thought of 'Bill worked in Egypt' straight away. There was also a lecturer whose name I kept spotting which looked like Lupin but wasn't. I got annoyed with the number of double takes I was doing...
Eponine - Oct 16, 2004 11:22 am (#254 of 2984)
I took a walk around my new neighborhood the other day, and the next block over in someone's yard is a flag that looks suspiciously Slytherin. It's green and has a snakey "S" inside a crest on it. I'm considering keeping an eye on this house to make sure nothing dodgy is going on.
When you overhear someone use the words "where my loyalties lie" at the gym and you hope they're with Dumbledore.
Liz Mann - Oct 16, 2004 2:05 pm (#255 of 2984)
When the only dream you can remember remotely related to Harry Potter is a dream where you were walking through a windy graveyard and a row of spiders suddenly dropped down from the trees in front of you and started doing Riverdance.
...when you are interested to see that one of the junk mails you received was from someone who had 'snuffles' in their email address. But then it occured to you that whoever is sending them to me might know that you like Harry Potter! Is it possible for these people to log onto your account and see who you get emails from and who you have in your address book? Because I'm sure I got a junk mail called Failiure Delivery: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] once (which is in my address book).
haymoni - Oct 16, 2004 3:46 pm (#256 of 2984)
...when you hope azi finds out where the Egyptology class is held so that we can get a report on the mysterious Professor Steven Snape.
...when you hope that said Professor realizes that there is a great following of Snape lovers in the world and that he is not offended by the use of his last name.
...when you hope Eponine has a HP lover in her neighborhood to share a cuppa with.
Justin Rapp - Oct 16, 2004 5:45 pm (#257 of 2984)
...when you make up a Harry Potter game with another Potty, where each word you say has to start with the last letter from the thing before.
...when that game continues for three days, and you almost run out of "real" terms, so you begin to use Lexicon users (thank you, Madame Librarian, Nimrod2000, StarCrossed, and others ).
...when you get viciously angry that you're not allowed to use Codswollop, because OBVIOUSLY that's an HP term (Hagrid, SS).
...when you haven't seen your friend in a while, and when you do, you are assaulted by his younger siblings, all trying to ask you a question about HBP, and you feel angry because there's nothing left to tell (WHEN, WHEN??? We're waiting JK!!).
haymoni - Oct 16, 2004 5:49 pm (#258 of 2984)
...when Justin's last statement reminds you of "Caddyshack"
and you are happy that there are other Forum members who will know what you are talking about.
Justin - your game sounds fun. Maybe we could play it here. We would definitely count "Codswollop!"
I Am Used Vlad - Oct 16, 2004 7:57 pm (#259 of 2984)
Justin Rapp, I hope you won the game with nimrod 2000, since I can't think of any HP terms that start with a zero.
Elanor - Oct 17, 2004 1:04 am (#260 of 2984)
...when you're at a painting exhibition's private viewing and you see a lot of people wearing eccentric dress and you can't help but wonder if they are wizards trying to be "dressed in their Muggle best"...
Liz Mann - Oct 17, 2004 6:15 am (#261 of 2984)
...when you've had two HP dreams in a row. This one was only partly HP, though. I was in some kind of costume shop, I think looking for cloaks and stuff to complete my HP costume. I was in the shop with someone, then I went outside and met up with someone else on the other side of the street. I think I was supposed to be Harry at this point. Then me, the other person and a turtle (?!) got on this giant leaf and floated away! I was steering. We were chased by a cloud of bats. We managed to get home without being caught. But we realised that we'd left Hermione behind in the shop. Then her father came in and asked where she was. We told him that she would be there soon, and when he went away we got back on the leaf and went back to look for her. On the way we were chased by someone who wanted to steal some vitally important papers that we had. We reached the gym of my old school, where assembly was going on, and I managed to just get in through the doors before the person who was after us caught me. Everyone looked round as I ran in and started talking to each other. (I'm not sure if I was Harry at this point, in fact I think I was supposed to be a little kid). I sat down next to Hermione. Then the person who was chasing me came in (who I think was meant to be Draco) and went to sit down too. But a little kid went up to him and started to accuse him of doing something or other to one of his toys. Then other people started having a go at him too and as Draco went to leave I shouted out, "And he has the Richmer diamonds!" (I think it was Richmer. It was supposed to be some diamonds that Uriah Heep stole in David Copperfield, at least in one of the film versions). Draco then ran out, and I told the adults on the stage that he had the diamonds on him, and they (all dressed in a big police-car stage outfit!) tried to go after him, hit the wall instead of the door and fell back. Then suddenly they were all little kids and they got up, went back onto the stage, joined hands and bowed and we all applauded. I think that's where I woke up.
Star Crossed - Oct 17, 2004 8:05 am (#262 of 2984)
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...when you're insanely excited about being named
EDIT: ...when you're so excited about posting a pop culture HP reference, you really don't even finish your message here. Yay for the edit button!
...when you were going to buy a magic wand at the Rennisance Faire, but they were so expensive and blah, you knew you could get one for better and for cheaper elsewhere.
...when you are pretty sure you found two HP costumes. One girl wore a robe that looked like the PoA robes, but I could never get close enough to see it. The other guy wore all black, black robe, and had a Gryffindor scarf on. And I wantedf to congradulate them both.
timrew - Oct 17, 2004 2:45 pm (#263 of 2984)
When you wish you could have dreams like Liz's, instead of just wishing you could fall asleep!
Catherine - Oct 17, 2004 4:00 pm (#264 of 2984)
When you wish you could give Tim Draught for Dreamless Sleep, even if it means he couldn't post a HP dream on this thread.
When you know that Tim would appreciate a good night of shut-eye!
When you still bow down to the king of Spew...
T Brightwater - Oct 18, 2004 8:44 am (#265 of 2984)
When your husband says, unrelated to everything else in the conversation, "I wonder why all the students at Hogwarts haven't figured out that they need to stay away from Harry at finals time, because You-Know-Who is bound to turn up."
When you're relieved to find out that other people have HP dreams too. In the only one I remember, I was taunting LV, chanting "Voldymort, Voldymort, you haven't got a heart!" That reminded me later about the "hidden heart" motif in various fairy tales and fantasies (including Barry Hughart's _Bridge of Birds_) and made me wonder if that's why LV wasn't killed by his own curse...
When you think about decorating your house for Halloween by putting up a Honeydukes sign (and another one that says No Dementors Will Be Served.)
When you look around at your fellow choir members, all wearing long black robes, and mutter to one of them that all we need are pointed hats and wands.
Classicsquid592 - Oct 18, 2004 3:00 pm (#266 of 2984)
When you start actually having the Harry Potter dreams mentioned in this thread.
legolas - Oct 18, 2004 3:45 pm (#267 of 2984)
Harry Potter dreams seem to be the norm. I have often pushed the snooze button and found myself waking up thinking of Harry Potter.
If I have been reading LOTR and on this forum lots the dreams become merged.
Elanor - Oct 18, 2004 10:23 pm (#268 of 2984)
...when reading Legolas' post, you imagine Gnadalf and DD having tea together, Gandalf blowing smoke rings that DD would transform in smoke socks dancing around and both laughing together...
...when you wonder if it isn't the sign that you should go back to bed instead of going to work... (7 a.m. here...)
Medulla - Oct 19, 2004 2:29 am (#269 of 2984)
When you crash your parents car and rather than worry about the damage done- you consider that you should have had more sympathy for Ron when he did the same.
T Brightwater - Oct 19, 2004 9:10 am (#270 of 2984)
When you have to work to keep your face straight during a conducting lesson because you keep imagining Professor Flitwick saying "Swish and flick," and explaining it to your non-Potty teacher would take too long.
Liz Mann - Oct 19, 2004 10:00 am (#271 of 2984)
...when you have had a third HP dream in a row. Funny, I can get zilch for aaaages and then I get them in groups. This time it featured pre-first year Harry, Ron and Hermione arriving at the Hogwarts Express and casting spells on it to try and get it working. But it didn't work. Harry had some kind of magical object. There was a kind of wizards' convention, I think, around the train and Harry ended up taking part in one of the events where he had to fight some kind of monster. The other wizards were scheptical because he wasn't yet at Hogwarts but he had this magical object. Can't remember all the details now.
...when you know you said something to do with HP last night to your mum but can't remember what it was.
Acceber - Oct 19, 2004 1:54 pm (#272 of 2984)
...when you see the words "let our hair down" in something you're reading and you think of McGonagall's quote in GoF.
...when you use Harry-related sentences for English class:
Two Sentences Using Compound Subjects:
Harry and Ron saved Hermione from the mountain troll.
Umbridge and a dementor are a sinister couple.
Two Sentences Using Compound Predicates:
Dumbledore rescued and talked to Harry.
Hagrid shelled peas and whittled a flute.
For those who are wondering, this is for the same teacher who doesn't like "And' or 'But' at the beginning of sentences.
wolfgrl - Oct 19, 2004 3:03 pm (#273 of 2984)
...When your mom calls you on her cell phone and tells you that you need to talk to her to keep her awake while she drives, so you oblige her by reading her the "Things to never say, do or give to Lord Voldie" thread.
...When you are happy that she actualy thought they were hillarious, and she started making suggestions for things to post.
haymoni - Oct 19, 2004 6:22 pm (#274 of 2984)
..when you really like wolfgrl's mom!
septentrion - Oct 20, 2004 3:09 am (#275 of 2984)
...when the first thread you read after you come back from your trip is this one
...when you read something about Barry Trotter (kind of parody I think) in the lufthansa magazine and are glad to find something HP related
...when your roommate's daughter has the tiniest ressemblance with Emma Watson and you congratulate her for this
...when one of the first things you tell about yourself to your roommate is your HP obsession
...when you stroke with glee the HP books in English and in Hebrew in a shop in Tel-Aviv airport.
Julia. - Oct 20, 2004 5:51 am (#276 of 2984)
Septentrion! Welcome Back! So did you buy HP in Hebrew?
septentrion - Oct 20, 2004 6:31 am (#277 of 2984)
No julia, I didn't because I don't understand a single letter in Hebrew but it was strange and exciting to see our favorite books written with those letters, plus Hebrew is read from right to left, so the books looked kind of upside down...BTW thanks for your welcome. I'll post a link to my photos as soon as I put them on line.
Elanor - Oct 20, 2004 7:22 am (#278 of 2984)
...when you're so happy to hear that Septentrion's holidays were great! We missed you!
...when, in your class, instead of writting an exercice on the blackboard, you write "Nagini" and search if the anagram you thought to on your way to school was correct...
Liz Mann - Oct 21, 2004 6:51 am (#279 of 2984)
...when you see the word Azerbaijan in the newspaper and underline it.
...when after class you go to your university's library and write your fanfic in preference to going home.
...when you doodle snitches in your notebook.
...when a student mentions a lecturer she had who spoke in a monotone and always sent half his students to sleep, and immediately think of Binns.
...when you see a train with 'Intercity' on it, and immediately think of the Intercity train that Mr Weasley pretended to be interested in as he and Harry slipped through the barrier to platform nine and three quarters.
...when you perk up at seeing a cartoon on one of your worksheets where a student is thinking about all the different requirements his different teachers want, and one of the pretend teachers is called Ms. Snape. Any relation do you think?
septentrion - Oct 21, 2004 12:27 pm (#280 of 2984)
...when you go to the toys area at the store just to have a look et the HP legos and the HP equipment.
...when you see a halloween mask representing a witch with a crooked nose and long black hair and you wonder if the model for that mask was Snape or someone of his family.
...when you see an advert for the safety on the roads which warns people not to take drugs before they drive and you're stunned because the man drawed on that advert looks like Moody too much : one small eye, one big eye.
Star Crossed - Oct 21, 2004 5:28 pm (#281 of 2984)
...when instead of doing something productive (Well, yearbook productive), you write a narrative in article form about HBP.
Julia. - Oct 21, 2004 9:35 pm (#282 of 2984)
...When you walk around campus wearing your Gryffindor scarf.
...When you see someone else wearing a Gryffindor scarf and congragulate them.
... When you later see the same person wearing the same Gryffindor scarf and congraagulate them again.
Ozymandias - Oct 22, 2004 12:40 am (#283 of 2984)
...When you're dyeing and weaving a Ravenclaw scarf because you can't find one.
...When you congratulate Julia on her Gryffindor scarf.
PS: Star Crossed: Yearbook, eh? Fun times. If by fun you mean frantically rushing to make deadlines and battling evil advisors...
Julia. - Oct 22, 2004 7:08 am (#284 of 2984)
Ozy...guess what I found...
T Brightwater - Oct 22, 2004 7:36 am (#285 of 2984)
When you chortle every time you see an ad for a dobby loom.
*waves at Ozymandias** I'm a weaver too!
Elanor - Oct 22, 2004 12:02 pm (#286 of 2984)
...when you grade some exercises for your English class and have fun searching for English remarks to write on them because you think to what Hogwarts' teachers would write in that case.
...when grading an exercise which was a real mess you think for a moment to write "Troll" on it and you find that very funny!
...when, to celebrate fall holidays which started today after class (that is so cool! ), you order the PS/SS CD narrated by Stephen Fry because what you read about it on the forum made you want to hear it. BTW, I found that a new edition for adults has been released on october the 18th.
legolas - Oct 24, 2004 12:45 pm (#287 of 2984)
When you go on Holiday and are upset that you will be HP free for 2-3 days and they you are overjoyed when one of the hotel movies is POA.
Julia. - Oct 24, 2004 9:35 pm (#288 of 2984)
...When you are reading The Dutchess of Malfi by John Webster and see references to mandrake and a basalisk, and you don't have to read the foot notes, because you already know what these things are, thanks to CoS.
...When you nearly misread 'Malfi' as "Malfoy.'
septentrion - Oct 25, 2004 3:00 am (#289 of 2984)
...when you can't hear/read the word "mandrake" without immediately thinking "or mandragora"
Veritaserum - Oct 25, 2004 6:16 pm (#290 of 2984)
When you're giddy about dressing up as Sirius for your school's "villain day" tomorrow. I know he's not really a villain, but he is just too cool.
haymoni - Oct 25, 2004 9:21 pm (#291 of 2984)
He was a villain for 12 years - that should count for something!
Liz Mann - Oct 26, 2004 9:23 am (#292 of 2984)
...When you walk around campus wearing your Gryffindor scarf.
...when you two are wearing your Gryffindor scarf today.
Ozi, here's another Ravenclaw scarf, and it's on sale.
wolfgrl - Oct 26, 2004 1:12 pm (#293 of 2984)
...When you are extatic to see 78 posts on the JKR website thread and know something must have been updated.
...When you are then horibly crushed to realize that there are only 78 posts because you are loged in as guest and not yourself.
...When you log on as yourself and are greatly dissapointed that there are really only 5 new posts the the JKR website thread
Elanor - Oct 26, 2004 2:01 pm (#294 of 2984)
...when you want your own gryffindor scarf ans start to knit one!
...when, while knitting, you think it would be fun to do that with Molly (she must be a better knitter than Hermione...)
Amilia Smith - Oct 26, 2004 3:56 pm (#295 of 2984)
I do that all the time too, Wolfgrl!
. . . when you catch up on this thread instead of applying for gradschool.
. . . when you are cleaning chickens at work and find yourself wondering what will happen to Buckbeak now that Sirius is no longer there to feed him and keep him hidden.
septentrion - Oct 27, 2004 4:43 am (#296 of 2984)
...when you misunderstood "des tracteurs" (some tractors") with "détraqueurs" (the french for dementors). They really sound nearly the same !
wolfgrl - Oct 28, 2004 7:56 am (#297 of 2984)
...When "the thing I learned today" was that if you change your avatar it changes on all of your past posts as well.
ok, so I am a little behind the times.
T Brightwater - Oct 28, 2004 12:03 pm (#298 of 2984)
...when you see an ad for the Bristol-Meyers-Squibb company and do a double-take.
Emily - Oct 28, 2004 12:11 pm (#299 of 2984)
You know you're a Lex fan when the highlight of your day is being post #300.
Julia. - Oct 28, 2004 1:28 pm (#300 of 2984)
You know your a Lex fan when you are a Proud Yankee fan who is going to be in the middle of Boston during a World Series victory parade (*vomits*) because this was the only weekend I could get up there to meet Leila and Becca. You two had better not tell anyone there I'm a Yankee fan!
Sheesh, the sacrificies I make for this place...
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freshwater - Oct 28, 2004 8:58 pm (#301 of 2984)
.....when you are delighted that your son wants to be a Dementor for Halloween, even though you are basically opposed to demonic-looking costumes.
Acceber - Oct 29, 2004 1:26 pm (#302 of 2984)
No Julia, I wouldn't dream of it.
...when you wear your Gryffindor scarf to school.
...when your friend calls you obsessed as you're walking to school and you're proud.
...when another friend says, "I love your scarf!" You highly doubt she knows the significance.
Liz Mann - Oct 29, 2004 1:47 pm (#303 of 2984)
...when you are having problems with your website and you rant about it on the St Mungo's thread over on the FFF.
Czarina II - Oct 29, 2004 7:53 pm (#304 of 2984)
...when you know you should be doing work, but you decide to read the Forum instead, and it's ten minutes of midnight and you've been procrastinating long enough, but...
septentrion - Oct 30, 2004 10:32 am (#305 of 2984)
...when you notice every optician has a HP related advert in their window.
...when you're tempted each time to go in and ask if they still need their advert.
...when you read the forum while you husband is getting ready for going and visit friends. Who told women took ages to get prepared ?
Elanor - Oct 30, 2004 3:09 pm (#306 of 2984)
...when Septentrion's post suddenly makes you remember that one of your friends actually works at an optician's and that it has been a long time since you didn't pay her a little visit...
...when you think that Halloween will be the perfect day for ordering PoA in DVD.
...when you begin to explain to Muggles that tomorrow will be very exciting because you hope the door will open again on JKR's site but you give up because they have THAT patient look again...
...when you say for yourself "those Muggles" right after that and you're very pleased to see that they don't understand...
Liz Mann - Oct 30, 2004 4:15 pm (#307 of 2984)
...when you begin to explain to Muggles that tomorrow will be very exciting because you hope the door will open again on JKR's site...
...when that gets you excited.
legolas - Oct 30, 2004 4:26 pm (#308 of 2984)
Your friend wears a Dumbledore costume-Blue with stars and moons and long beard quite by accident at a Halloween party. You smile the second you see it and it amuses you greatly.
Elanor - Oct 31, 2004 11:31 am (#309 of 2984)
...when you are so excited to see that the door had not the sign on it anymore and the first thing you do is to come back on the forum to post about it on JKR' site thread.
...when you have so much fun trying to find out what the new clue is with the help of the forumers who didn't sleep (it was morning here but in the middle of the night in the USA)...
...when, at that moment, you wish you could send owls to the ones who were indeed asleep to tell them "wake up! There's something new!"!
Liz Mann - Oct 31, 2004 11:56 am (#310 of 2984)
...when you are distraught because when you went to the site, the sign was on the door and still is!
Elanor - Oct 31, 2004 1:55 pm (#311 of 2984)
Liz: have you tried the "update" key (the one with the little green arrows on internet explorer, sorry, I don't know its real name in English). I did that this morning before entering the site again and it worked.
Doxy Bowtruckle - Oct 31, 2004 2:23 pm (#312 of 2984)
When yesterday you were at Gun Warf Quay in Portmouth with your family, checking out the Halloween outfits, and the corner you turn into is called Sirius Avenue. This is where i jumped up and down in the middle of the road pointing at it whist embarrassing my three young children and partner! Ha Ha!
Liz Mann - Oct 31, 2004 3:07 pm (#313 of 2984)
Elanor: I tried it and it didn't work. But I found out what was behind it from Mugglenet anyway, so it doesn't really matter.
Tessa's Dad - Oct 31, 2004 7:25 pm (#314 of 2984)
Try pushing Ctrl and F5 at the same time. This will sometimes load a newer page.
Kasse - Oct 31, 2004 11:05 pm (#315 of 2984)
When the highlight of your Haloween was JKR's update on her site.
When you see a little boy dressed in full quidditch gryffindor robes for halloween and even after you have seen many more costumes you still think his is the best one that you saw....
The giant squid - Nov 1, 2004 3:46 am (#316 of 2984)
...when one of your coworkers wears a Slytherin robe to work for Hallowe'en and you spend fifteen minutes trying to figure out which Slytherin she's supposed to be. (We decided on Pansy...she's not puggish enough to be Millicent.)
Liz Mann - Nov 1, 2004 11:26 am (#317 of 2984)
...when, while posting on the 'Harry Potter' thread, you come up with an idea that Sirius might be the first of all the people that Harry cares about dying, so that when Harry comes to the end of the seventh book and finds that he needs to die to kill Voldemort, it won't be as bad for him because he has nothing to live for anyway, and it worries you for the rest of the evening.
Catherine - Nov 1, 2004 11:40 am (#318 of 2984)
When you hear that the neighbor's new dog is named "Mungo."
When you are so certain that it must be from the HP books, because the neighbor is a doctor who works at the local hospital!
When you are upset to discover that the neighbor has no idea about St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries.
When the neighbor is scornful that I thought this name came from Harry Potter.
When this is still bothering me a day later and I post it on the Forum!
Liz Mann - Nov 1, 2004 12:31 pm (#319 of 2984)
Scornful? Why scornful?
Catherine - Nov 1, 2004 2:30 pm (#320 of 2984)
Acceber - Nov 1, 2004 5:12 pm (#321 of 2984)
...when you misread James Patterson as James Potter.
...when you hear the word 'village' over a loudspeaker and you thought you heard Quidditch.
...when you read the word cronies in a book and think Crabbe and Goyle.
...when you wrote all of the above in a notebook so you wouldn't forget.
...when you hear your mum say "Hello...hello...hello..." into the phone and you think of JKR's cell phone on her site.
...when you spend a weekend with another Forum member, and miss the Red Sox parade because of it.
Star Crossed - Nov 1, 2004 5:15 pm (#322 of 2984)
...when your friends randomly start saying 'You Know You're a Redneck When...' and you jump in saying, 'You Know You're a Harry Potter/Lexicon Fan When...'.
...when learning about pronouns in French, and you're told to write ten sentences, you use all Harry Potter characters. Though my French teacher will never get it, I wrote about James, Lily, Peter, Remus, and Sirius in the past tense, and Harry, Ron, Hermione, Neville, and Snape in the present tense. It sort of made me want to cry.
Julia. - Nov 1, 2004 9:43 pm (#323 of 2984)
...when you spend a weekend with another Forum member, and miss the Red Sox parade because of it.--Becca
Hey! I asked you if you wanted to go to the parade and you said no!
...When you applaud Aly for her brilliant use of HP characters in French. I used to do that all the time with my English DOLs. (Raise your hand if you know what DOL is and are shuddering at the mention of it.)
Elanor - Nov 2, 2004 12:13 am (#324 of 2984)
...when you don't know what DOL is but you're pleased just the same because you know that if Julia used HP characters for it, the result must have been great!
...when you want to congratulate Star Crossed for her work in French, though the fact that she mentioned Lupin in the past tense worries you... (Félicitations! J'espère que tu auras une bonne note! - Congratulations! I hope you will have good marks)
...when you have the most scary waking up this morning (an explosion in a bakery in my street and firemen everywhere at 6 a.m. ...) and the first thing you think to to cheer you up is to come on the forum!
septentrion - Nov 2, 2004 1:18 am (#325 of 2984)
...when you hope the bakery explosion in Elanor's street isn't due to a backfiring unforgivable curse.
...when you notice everyone seemed to be on the JKR's website thread yesterday and you're not surprised by it.
wolfgrl - Nov 2, 2004 6:20 am (#326 of 2984)
...When even though you already have the new clue from JKR's website, you read the 200 posts from the 31st to today, just incase someone found something else. (They did not)
Elanor - Nov 2, 2004 2:15 pm (#327 of 2984)
...when you see a glorious sunset and you think to Fred and George.
...when you realize that you "heard" in your mind the sentence "into the glorious sunset" in English and it makes you smile
Liz Mann - Nov 2, 2004 2:44 pm (#328 of 2984)
...when you are slightly envious of Juila because she knows other forum members by their first names, not just their forum names.
Emily - Nov 2, 2004 5:34 pm (#329 of 2984)
raises hand* Julia, I am indeed shuddering at the thought... speak not that word!
When you (again)start a HP conversation that lasts all of lunch.
When you are very dissappointed with those friends who call themselves fns but have only seen the movies.
When you make them swear to read the books after giving them choice quotes from memory to get them to see how much better the books are.
Julia. - Nov 2, 2004 5:53 pm (#330 of 2984)
*giggles* Sorry about that Emily. At least it'll all be over in 10th grade.
...When you are disapointed that no one notices your brand new 'Weasley is Our King' button.
dizzy lizzy - Nov 2, 2004 9:34 pm (#331 of 2984)
When the sorting hats phrase "I know just what to do with you..." keeps running through ones head.
When you realise that Harrys world is the only place you'd like to visit.
Liz Mann - Nov 3, 2004 6:50 am (#332 of 2984)
...when you are reading GoF on the train and when you get off you're delighted when your Mum tells you that the man who was sitting opposite you took an immediate notice when you took the book out of your bag, and seemed to be straining to see what page you were reading the whole time, being on the edge of his seat at one point.
...when you are also delighted when on the train home you sit opposite someone who was reading Barry Trotter and the Shameless Parody.
...when you get GoF out and hold it in a position that they can see the cover and realise that you're a fan too.
...when you are disappointed that they don't seem to notice because they don't look in your direction once.
...when, when you go to read the book, you say to your Mum loudly, "Well, I'm going to get back to the Quiddich World Cup", hoping the girl opposite will hear, look up and notice (she didn't ).
Julia. - Nov 3, 2004 8:18 am (#333 of 2984)
Oh Liz, I feel your pain, I hate it when that happens!
...When you can't read fanfic in the evenings because you get so caught up in it that you forget to important things, like study for an exam the next day.
wolfgrl - Nov 3, 2004 8:49 am (#334 of 2984)
...When you are on your third time reading through the series, and know that is actually pathetic compaired to other forum members.
...When you are proud anyway because HP are the only books you have ever read more than once.
Czarina II - Nov 3, 2004 9:54 am (#335 of 2984)
When you are proud to say that you have only read the entire series once, because that gives you some distinction, but really find it shameful compared to some.
When you wonder how other forum members find the time to reread so many times. (HOW???)
When you are happy to see someone quoting Hermione in a movie review. ("JLo has the acting range of a teaspoon...")
Liz Mann - Nov 3, 2004 3:45 pm (#336 of 2984)
...when you have read the books so many times you've lost count.
Phoenix song - Nov 3, 2004 3:52 pm (#337 of 2984)
When you see an avatar that has Tinky Winky from the Teletubbies holding his favorite red handbag, and you think of Neville's grandmother's red bag and how it looked on Snape.
Hermionefan(#1) - Nov 3, 2004 7:27 pm (#338 of 2984)
... when in orchestra you get your new Christmas music for the holiday concert, and one of the songs is "God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen" and you cross out the "Gentlemen" and write "Hippogriffs"
Star Crossed - Nov 3, 2004 8:25 pm (#339 of 2984)
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...when instead of questioning why ABC Family is going to play SS on their 25 Days of Christmas, you embrace the time as a chance to see the movie.
Liz Mann - Nov 4, 2004 12:55 pm (#340 of 2984)
...when you are reading GoF in a break in one of your classes, and are so absorbed in it that you don't realise the lesson has resumed.
...when you get into a discussion about HP with the woman sitting next to you, and are delighted to find out she's a bit of a fan too.
Nearly Legless Mick - Nov 5, 2004 3:16 am (#341 of 2984)
Two days after OOTP came out, I was due to have a VAT inspection. This is a very serious tax inspection in the UK - the VAT department have a reputation similar to the Dementors over here.
So I had a real dilemma. My wife had pre-ordered a copy of OOTP for my birthday, and when it came I couldn't ignore it. I zoomed through it barely stopping to eat or sleep, and completely failed to finish off clearing up my tax returns.
In the end I had to call them up and beg for the inspection to be put back a week, saying I'd been incredibly busy, but not mentioning why. Thankfully it worked - the old Patronus never lets you down.
Acceber - Nov 5, 2004 1:52 pm (#342 of 2984)
...when you spend a weekend with another Forum member, and miss the Red Sox parade because of it.--Becca
Hey! I asked you if you wanted to go to the parade and you said no!-Julia. Only because I knew you would die of embarrassment and shame.
raises hand* Yes, I do remember DOL, because I did one example this afternoon in English, and YES, this is for the same teacher who doesn't like 'And' or 'But' at the beginning of sentences, and YES, I did use 'But' at the beginning of a sentence in my short story, and YES, he circled it, and YES, this is a run-on sentence.
...when you're discussing the Trojan War in Latin and you see/hear the words Hermione (Greek town), Andromede (Greek town) and Remus (brother of the mythical founder of Rome) and you're very happy.
...when you had another item for this thread written on your hand, it wore off so you've forgotten it, and you're annoyed.
septentrion - Nov 6, 2004 11:15 am (#343 of 2984)
...when you put your autoradio on "pause" the time you get your garage open not to miss a single second of PS soundtrack
...when you enter a book store just because they had "Barry Trotter" in their window. And yes they have Harry Potter too.
SHEla WOLFsbane - Nov 6, 2004 9:52 pm (#344 of 2984)
When you bring your The Noble Collection magazine into work So you can share all the fun HP stuff they have with the peoples of Lexicon.
They have: The time turner, Hedwig Brooch, Harry's wand, Slytherin, and Gryffindor house rings, Godric's sword, Fawkes, Ron, and Hermione's wands, THE Chess set! Oh there is so much more fun stuff! It's kind of pricey, but what I have gotten from them before is good quality!
When you ask anyone who mentions they like Harry Potter if they are on, or ever have been to the Lexicon, so you could talk HP with a real fan face to face.
When they tell you "No" you direct them to the Lexicon so they will get as hooked as you, and stop looking at you like you've gone off the deep end.
Liz Mann - Nov 7, 2004 11:22 am (#345 of 2984)
The Noble Collection Magazine? How do I get hold of that? I can't order from their website because they don't ship outside the US. But I think they said they do if you use mailorder.
Julia. - Nov 7, 2004 5:29 pm (#346 of 2984)
...When the highlight of your day is seeing an add for Sorcer's Stone of ABC Saturday night.
freshwater - Nov 7, 2004 5:31 pm (#347 of 2984)
...when you are driving your son to play his first basketball game and suddenly a large, black dog runs by the car, so, of course, you yell,"Sirius!"
....then you realize your mistake and say, "I mean, Snuffles!"
...then you tell your son,"Maybe seeing Snuffles is a good omen for your game!"
...and you are very proud when he answers, "Mom, it's the Grim! It must be a bad omen!"
...so you say, "No, it's not the Grim! It's Snuffles!"**big grin**
Julia. - Nov 8, 2004 12:17 pm (#348 of 2984)
...When in your Shakespeare class you are so pleased to hear your professor say on the subject of mandrakes 'I bet you thought JK Rowling made that up, but she didn't.'
...When someone in your class asks what mandrake is, and you get all Hermionie like and say 'Mandrake, or Mandragora, is a powerful restorative. It is used to return those who have been transfigured or petrified to their origional state. And when you pull it out of the earth it screams loudly enough to kill you."
Elanor - Nov 8, 2004 12:49 pm (#349 of 2984)
LOL Julia! I wish I would have been here and see their faces!
...when you're so pleased to read on the Beauxbâtons thread that the Floo network says that it is located near Clermont-Ferrand, that is to say about only 100 km far from you!
...when you can't remove the silly grin that came to your face after reading that during all the time you prepare the dinner!
...when doing that you wonder why the Hogwarts' house-elves cooked some "bouillabaisse" for the Beauxbâtons students: they should have cooked some "potée auvergnate" ("hotpot" from Auvergne) instead.
Star Crossed - Nov 8, 2004 3:20 pm (#350 of 2984)
...when in health class, the teacher mentions about another teacher doing wonders with slings and the sort, and you think of Remus...
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Veritaserum - Nov 8, 2004 3:38 pm (#351 of 2984)
When you form a joint email account with your friends this summer to discuss religion and the like and you all have HP aliases. It's great fun pondering all the ways to sign my emails as Sirius. It's very funny relating all your real-life situations to the HP world.
Liz Mann - Nov 8, 2004 3:44 pm (#352 of 2984)
...when you have a dream where you are watching a trailer for GoF. Can't remember much about it now, just that Mike Newell had changed and added lots, including a romance-type thing between Harry and Ginny.
SHEla WOLFsbane - Nov 8, 2004 7:25 pm (#353 of 2984)
Liz, for the magazine I called them like I was going to order something, and then asked for a magazine to be sent to me. But I live in the US. Hope that it works for you! Don't they have some cool stuff?!?
dizzy lizzy - Nov 8, 2004 7:38 pm (#354 of 2984)
When upon explaining to a friend in the US how the Australian school system works (very similar to the british system see essay in lexicon) and you call our School Certificate (15-16 yr olds ) equivalent to OWL's and our Higher School Certificate (17-18 yr olds) equivalent to NEWT's and you get perfect understanding!!!
At last I can find a decent explanation! even explaining our school system gets me fair dizzy sometimes.
Liz Mann - Nov 9, 2004 10:31 am (#355 of 2984)
Yeah, they certainly go Shela.
Julia. - Nov 9, 2004 3:15 pm (#356 of 2984)
...When in the elevator someone notices your Gryffindor scarf and says they have the same, your first reaction is to smile and show them your 'Weasley is our King' button.
...When you convince yet another professor to let you do a paper on something relating to Harry Potter. This time it's about the people who claim it's the occult and the devil.
...When the above make your day.
septentrion - Nov 10, 2004 4:11 am (#357 of 2984)
...when you hope you have convinced someone that if they want to inprove their English, the'd better begin with reading Harry Potter.
azi - Nov 10, 2004 7:29 am (#358 of 2984)
...When you have a dream in which you meet JKR and she gives you answers to some of your HP questions but you are devastated that you can't remember what they were. I can only remember asking, 'Have you drawn a picture of McGonagall as you imagine her to be?' and JKR answering, 'No.' (I was disappointed.) I remember a character profile she gave me but it was for a character I'd never heard of. I thought 'ooo this'll be great to show everyone on the lexicon cos it may hold some clue for the next book.'
...when you see the words 'Harry James' in a shop and get excited, only to discover it's the name of a photo frame.
...When a friend tells you about a lizard which has bifocal eyes and you go, 'Like Mad-Eye Moody then?' and they reply 'yes,' with a smile.
Eponine - Nov 10, 2004 9:16 am (#359 of 2984)
When you're driving past a truly tacky display of Christmas lights, you and your husband decide it must be wizards trying to blend in with us Muggles. Then you think that if Arthur Weasley were to put up Christmas lights, it would probably look something like that.
When you're extremely proud of yourself for indoctrinating your husband to look for HP connections everywhere.
Star Crossed - Nov 10, 2004 3:58 pm (#360 of 2984)
...when walking with one of your guy friends during school, you start grabbing his shirt and pointing to the girl in front of you because she was carrying OP.
...when you're extremely proud of him for saying he has all the books except for OP.
...when you're even more proud that he asks you a few HP questions like how many books there will be.
...when you can't help but brag about how you know the book's name, chapter titles, and more.
Liz Mann - Nov 10, 2004 4:48 pm (#361 of 2984)
I can only remember asking, 'Have you drawn a picture of McGonagall as you imagine her to be?' and JKR answering, 'No.' (I was disappointed.) - Azi
Actually she has. She has one of McGonagall, Hagrid and Dumbledore standing in Privet Drive looking at baby Harry. She showed it to the camera in the BBC programme Harry Potter and Me.
...when you are slightly smug that you can say this.
Eponine - Nov 10, 2004 10:01 pm (#362 of 2984)
When you see a commercial on the Discovery Channel for a show about Ramses that went something like this... "The Pharoah's oldest son, struck down by God...OR WAS HE?" And you wonder if they have absconded with the Quibbler's writers.
Denise S. - Nov 11, 2004 10:40 am (#363 of 2984)
When, after waking up from your coma*, you can come back to the Lexicon Forum and still be as rabid a fan and spend your days with your mind on HP theories as if nothing had happened.
When you are absolutely delighted to see a store that sells nothing but socks, and wish that Dumbledore could be with you to see it.
*figuratively speaking, of course :-)
Madame Pomfrey - Nov 11, 2004 5:53 pm (#364 of 2984)
..When you're clicking through cable channels and come across a home renewal program called "clean sweep" and you find yourself thinking of Rons new broom.
..When you have a dream of walking hand in hand with Professor Snape discussing his problems and hoping you can help him change his attitude.ooweee.
SHEla WOLFsbane - Nov 11, 2004 10:09 pm (#365 of 2984)
When you just HAVE to ask Pomfrey if it was the Snape she visioned when first reading the book, or was it Mr. Rickman? In her dream.
Madame Pomfrey - Nov 12, 2004 8:10 am (#366 of 2984)
LOL.Of course it was Rickman.
Liz Mann - Nov 12, 2004 9:37 am (#367 of 2984)
...when you are playing The Sims 2 and are extremely amused when you find a lamp called "Prisoner of Azkalamp".
Madame Pomfrey - Nov 12, 2004 1:39 pm (#368 of 2984)
...When you give a strange man a big smile just because he looks like Mr.Ollivander.
Annika - Nov 12, 2004 1:49 pm (#369 of 2984)
When you are annoyed by people continually knocking on your door and think how great it would be to put a muggle repelling charm on it.
Acceber - Nov 12, 2004 2:04 pm (#370 of 2984)
...when your friend is filling out her reading log at lunch today and you noticed the book she was reading was OoP, which makes you happy.
...when she wrote Harry Potter 5 instead of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which made you annoyed.
...when you ask her if she really read (many people fake the reading log assignment) this week, she said no, and you ask yourself how in the name of Merlin someone could fake reading Harry. I mean honestly, fake reading another book, but read OoP as many times as possible looking for clues!
...when the snow outside reminds you of Harry and the Weasleys' snowball fight right before the Yule Ball and the snow in Hermione's hair when she came to 12GP during the holiday break in OoP.
Liz Mann - Nov 12, 2004 2:51 pm (#371 of 2984)
...when you get GoF out and start reading it in the break in one of your classes, and are pleased when somone says, "Good book."
...when you consider asking this person if they've read the books, but decide to just read instead.
septentrion - Nov 13, 2004 5:53 am (#372 of 2984)
...when finding a persian blog called hogwartsschool with HP pictures make your day, even if you couldn't read a single word on it.
Elanor - Nov 13, 2004 7:10 am (#373 of 2984)
...when you're really cold while watching the kids in the playground and you wish you'd know how to conjure some fire in a jar as Hermione did...
SHEla WOLFsbane - Nov 13, 2004 6:42 pm (#374 of 2984)
When you have to give everyone a heads up that ABC is showing SS. NOW!!! And you wonder if Liz got ahold of the Noble Collection for her magazine yet?
Julia. - Nov 13, 2004 6:49 pm (#375 of 2984)
...When you are already watching SS!
...When you are very excited that several people complimented you on your Gryffindor scarf, and one person even tried it on when she thought I wasn't looking.
...When you show up your friends with your knowledge of the muscles of the forearm at the dinner, and you think to yourself 'Wow, I really am an insufferable know it all.'
WeasleyKing - Nov 13, 2004 11:39 pm (#376 of 2984)
When you use HP movies and trailers to demo new HDTV's and Surround sound at work...
And then when you are not annoyed when the client becomes more interested in the movie than your demo skills...
WeasleyKing - Nov 13, 2004 11:45 pm (#377 of 2984)
...When you take everyone you know (and once someone I didn't know) to the JK Rowling website to help you find clues...
freshwater - Nov 14, 2004 11:40 am (#378 of 2984)
...when you are reading OotP aloud to your son for the second time, and are delighted by these word plays:
(US edition, p. 82) "Sirius...turned, still grim-faced to Harry."
(US edition, p.90, Harry is thinking about Mrs. Weasley) "He had been touched by what she had said about his being as good as a son, but he was also impatient at her molly-coddling..."
.....When you visualize JKR sitting in front of her computer, and snickering to herself over her clever word choices as she writes.
legolas - Nov 14, 2004 1:11 pm (#379 of 2984)
Your jealous that your friend who is doing an a makeup artists course gets tutored by the woman that Makes Dumbledores beard. Its made all better when she shows you a picture of the beard.
You have strange dreams where the top of your head flips open and someone is trying to remove your soul but instead they remove dead flies and bits of fluff.
Liz Mann - Nov 14, 2004 1:22 pm (#380 of 2984)
And you wonder if Liz got ahold of the Noble Collection for her magazine yet?
No. I'm waiting for an email back from them.
You have strange dreams where the top of your head flips open and someone is trying to remove your soul but instead they remove dead flies and bits of fluff.
...when you have a dream where you go back to your old school, and everyone there starts ganging up on you and getting angry seemingly for no reason, and you say something like, "Is this about something in the Daily Prophet? Because I haven't been getting it over the summer." Everyone then looks slightly awkward and someone passes you a copy of the Prophet. Can't remember exactly what it said now. And I think the Hogwarts Express might have been in the dream too.
Tessa's Dad - Nov 14, 2004 8:09 pm (#381 of 2984)
…you watch other movies and see possible connections to HP. While watching the Rocky Horror Picture show I keep imagining Riff Raff as Voldemort. Meatloaf would have made a very strange Hagrid! Could Tim Curry be the Lead Singer for The Weird Sisters?
Help! I have Harry Potter on the brain. It’s Potteritis! Inflammation of the HP gland.
Eponine - Nov 14, 2004 9:34 pm (#382 of 2984)
When you're watching a program on the Travel Channel about Britain's best castles and are extremely disappointed that Hogwarts wasn't included even though it's in Scotland. (They wouldn't include Scottish castles on a show about British castles, would they?)
freshwater - Nov 14, 2004 10:43 pm (#383 of 2984)
You have strange dreams where the top of your head flips open and someone is trying to remove your soul but instead they remove dead flies and bits of fluff.
Sounds like you were a Winnie-the-Pooh fan in your younger days, Legolas!
septentrion - Nov 15, 2004 5:38 am (#384 of 2984)
...when you notice the president 's name of the olympic international committee is Jacques Rogue and find it a good omen for Paris 2012 because Rogue is Snape's french name
Leila 2X4B - Nov 15, 2004 10:46 am (#385 of 2984)
...when all that you want to write lately is HP fan fiction. ...when the HP muse doesn't care that you have homework and at times neither do you.
Elanor - Nov 15, 2004 12:21 pm (#386 of 2984)
...when you have a bad cold and you' re thinking of preparing yourself a toddy and you wonder if firewhisky would be nice in it, after all, if it is good for Madame Maxime's horses...
...when you wonder if the French phrase "remède de cheval" (literally: remedy for horse), which means drastic remedy, could come from Madame Maxime said horses...
septentrion - Nov 15, 2004 1:31 pm (#387 of 2984)
great Elanor ! I wonder if Jo knows (she probably does) this expression... You could do with some pepperup potion I guess.
...when you make up your own 100 % Snape screensaver thanks to AOL photo. Just click click click and voilà ! Snape's here. Now I want to leave my computer to see the screensaver
..when you wish for something, a miracle, anything to happen so that you can go to london and see the HP lights in Oxford street.
Liz Mann - Nov 15, 2004 4:51 pm (#388 of 2984)
...when you actually did go to see the HP lights in Oxford Street.
It was disappointing actually. Didn't see any lights. Just a couple of bridge things over the road which had a regular pic of Hermione on, and some lazer beams pointing into the sky. But I got to see Emma Watson in person!
WeasleyKing - Nov 15, 2004 9:39 pm (#389 of 2984)
... When you are not ashamed to be totally jealous of Liz Mann.
haymoni - Nov 16, 2004 9:44 am (#390 of 2984)
...when you are driving behind a Cadillac that has a license plate that says "Luna" and you wonder if the driver has protruding eyes.
Liz Mann - Nov 16, 2004 9:57 am (#391 of 2984)
...when you know that a Cadillac is the car that Dan Radcliffe wants when he's older.
Acceber - Nov 16, 2004 5:43 pm (#392 of 2984)
...when you read the word Snaps as Snape. That was before I realized it was on a pretzel bag .
...when you've done more on a project than you should have, considering the time you have left, and you feel like Hermione. Which of course is quite normal.
...when an obituary in your city's paper has "JK Rowling" in the headline, and you start reading it. Here's the link if anyone's interested. If you don't feel like reading, the deceased person helped publish some of Rowling's work.
Eponine - Nov 16, 2004 5:46 pm (#393 of 2984)
When you see a line of decorative garden things in a store called "Potter's Garden" and you wonder how in the world they found out what Harry has in his garden.
haymoni - Nov 17, 2004 6:13 am (#394 of 2984)
when you realize that your 4 year-old isn't saying "Sorting Hat" when watching Chamber of Secrets and are quite amused that she is actually saying "Sword In Hat".
Czarina II - Nov 17, 2004 10:18 am (#395 of 2984)
When you find out that the electricity in your dorm is off (this was Sunday) and after being gone for the weekend, your first thought is that you'll have a LOT of posts to read on the Forum when the power comes back!
When you're pleased that your stepmother asks you if you know the release date for HbP, even though you don't know what it is.
When you have yet to figure out why "sorceror" is spelled "sorcerer" in the US, but "doctor" is not "docter".
haymoni - Nov 17, 2004 6:57 pm (#396 of 2984)
when you realize (realise??) that you don't know how to spell anymore since coming on to the Forum.
Veritaserum - Nov 17, 2004 8:21 pm (#397 of 2984)
When eating dinner, and the only thing to read is the phone book, you proceed to see if you can find people with HP names. There was an H W Potter and a Thomas Riddle!
septentrion - Nov 18, 2004 5:27 am (#398 of 2984)
...when you think the encyclopedia of dragons you saw in a store would be a great present for Hagrid
Liz Mann - Nov 18, 2004 8:50 am (#399 of 2984)
Haymoni - you have the exact same problem I do with the exact same word! I always thought it was spelt realise, but now whenever I see it it's usually realize.
haymoni - Nov 18, 2004 9:25 am (#400 of 2984)
I am from the US and I spell it "realize" but I thought the Brits spelled it "realise".
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Czarina II - Nov 18, 2004 9:32 am (#401 of 2984)
That's what I thought, too, haymoni. Realise, recognise, civilise, etc.
Ydnam96 - Nov 18, 2004 9:51 am (#402 of 2984)
when you've taken the how obsessed with HP are you (quiz (on mugglenet) and are sad you only got 38% cause you were sure you'd get a higher score.
wolfgrl - Nov 18, 2004 10:15 am (#403 of 2984)
...When trying to find a specific house on the street and the addresses go 2470, 2472, 2476, 2478 and you just know that 2474 must be a wizard house because you just can't seem to see it.
...When later that day you go to a outside mall and the entrances are labeled A, B, C, E, F, G. and now you know there are Wizards in that house at 2474 and they work at whatever shop is behind entrance D.
Tessa's Dad - Nov 18, 2004 12:04 pm (#404 of 2984)
…When you believe that wizards must exist in our Muggle world and work on the thirteenth floor of most buildings.
Liz Mann - Nov 18, 2004 12:48 pm (#405 of 2984)
That's what I thought, too, Haymoni. But I've just looked it up in a British dictionary and it spells it with a z.
azi - Nov 18, 2004 12:54 pm (#406 of 2984)
It's spelt with a 'Z'? I don't spelt it with a Z...my history teacher would correct it with an 's' if I did...
...when you get really excited when it starts snowing outside (it's settling!) and hope it snows so much that you can't get to college tomorrow and therefore could spend all day either on the forum or having snowball fights like they do in GoF and pretty much all the other books.
TwinklingBlueEyes - Nov 18, 2004 1:32 pm (#407 of 2984)
Using WordWeb I looked up realize and realise. Realise states - Usage: Brit (=realize) so it must be a British thing. :-)
WeasleyKing - Nov 18, 2004 1:44 pm (#408 of 2984)
...When I just adopted a stray kitten because she looks like she has spectacle-like circles around her eyes. Then name her Minerva McGonagall. Minnie for short. :-)
timrew - Nov 18, 2004 5:28 pm (#409 of 2984)
Spelling.....you can use either way..sorceror/sorcerer...according to my dictionary....
Then you get, Sauceror, sorseror, Sorcessor.....or even magician....
Have it how you want it!!
T Brightwater - Nov 19, 2004 9:32 am (#410 of 2984)
...when your local radio station's folk program plays "Tom Dooley" and you automatically start messing with the words:
Hang down your head, Tom Riddle, Hang down your head and cry; You killed poor Lily Potter [among others] And now you're going to die [more or less]
septentrion - Nov 19, 2004 11:09 am (#411 of 2984)
...when you manage to pronounce "Harry Potter" when at restaurant with colleagues and they immediately say they were expecting you to speak of it before the end of dinner.
Acceber - Nov 19, 2004 1:33 pm (#412 of 2984)
...when you look up from a slight daze in English because someone said (to someone else), "Look, I'm Harry Potter." He had borrowed someone else's black oval glasses and pushed back his own black hair to reveal a scar drawn with a red pen. Some people...
Denise S. - Nov 20, 2004 5:12 am (#413 of 2984)
When you desperately hope that the release date for HBP is not before July 30th or else you won't be able to go to a midnight release at a book store. *cry*
When, in case it is before July 30th, you seriously consider buying plane tickets to get yourself back to the States in order to go to said midnight release.
(And when you plan on putting aside money in case similar circumstances should show up when Book 7 comes around.)
Elanor - Nov 20, 2004 6:52 am (#414 of 2984)
...when you understand Denise and think it would be cool that the HBP would be released for Harry's birthday, the more because you will maybe be in England for that said date.
...when you buy a new coat and you choose a long black one because it will fit very well with the Gryffindor scarf you're knitting (it is nearly finished!)
...when you order PoA's DVD on amazon.uk because it will be released only in december in France.
...when you know it has been sent you on Thursday and you hope it would have been in your letterbox today, well, of course it was not, and you say all aloud "alas, earwax" in front of the said letterbox.
...when a neighbour that was just arriving then give you an odd look but you don't care... Accio DVD!
Madame Pomfrey - Nov 20, 2004 7:02 am (#415 of 2984)
...When you go see the new Spongebob movie and at the very end Spongebob is wearing wizard robes and playing a guitar with the initials G.G. etched on it and you immediately think of Godric Gryffindor.
septentrion - Nov 20, 2004 7:24 am (#416 of 2984)
...when you see an old man with a long grey bird wearing a hat like Humphrey Bogart (and not boggart ) wore in his movies driving an old car (a Citroën DS), you think it must be DD trying to hide his wizard's look while travelling in muggle country.
...when you order another copy of GoF to help you wait for the DVD (thanks to the strong euro, the prices of english copies are decreasing)
...when you wonder when amazon.fr will sell the paperback copy of OoP american edition (shipping fees from US make the book too expensive) and you blame yourself because you didn't buy it in Tel-Aviv airport.
Liz Mann - Nov 20, 2004 10:08 am (#417 of 2984)
Denise - Mugglenet are currently saying either June 11th or June 18th. But it's still a rumour.
Denise S. - Nov 20, 2004 4:52 pm (#418 of 2984)
I know, that's how I heard about it. :-/ And may it stay as simply a rumor!
septentrion - Nov 21, 2004 5:03 am (#419 of 2984)
...when you understand Denise's dilemma but selfishly think you won't have to wait that long...
Eponine - Nov 21, 2004 8:58 am (#420 of 2984)
When you're waiting for your baggage at the airport and you overhear someone say Harry Potter, so you move closer to see if you can tell what they're talking about. They were looking at the Sky Mall catalogue which had the Noble Collection HP stuff in it and saying their son liked HP.
Loopy Lupin - Nov 21, 2004 10:26 am (#421 of 2984)
When you are watching the Florida State v Florida football (American) game and you notice that Florida State has Griffyndor colors.
SHEla WOLFsbane - Nov 21, 2004 11:09 am (#422 of 2984)
...When you start giggling "Riddikulus" to your dog Bogart when he is being a pain. (As in Humphrey- not Boggart)
...When you are ashamed that it took you this long to realize the Harry Potter reference in your life.
Elanor - Nov 23, 2004 2:02 pm (#423 of 2984)
...when there is a cat who can't come down from a tree in front of the school and you think that this one can't be an animagus, or if it is, it must be a Neville-like wizard...
...when, driving, you misread for an instant "folies textiles" (textile extravagances) on and ad as "felix felicis" and, remembering the cat seen in the morning, you wonder if you should not go home but to St Mungo directly...
Emily - Nov 23, 2004 3:46 pm (#424 of 2984)
Um... sorry, but what does "felix felicis" mean?
-yet another ignorant person
Liz Mann - Nov 23, 2004 5:05 pm (#425 of 2984)
In Latin it means fruitful; auspicious, favourable; fortunate, sucessful.
dizzy lizzy - Nov 24, 2004 12:53 am (#426 of 2984)
When you see an newspaper advertisment advertising for jobs at St Hedwig Nursing Home and you wonder if the logo (not supplied) has a snowy white owl???
Elanor - Nov 24, 2004 2:09 am (#427 of 2984)
Emily, I was thinking to the new clue Jo gave us on her site: Felix Felicis is the title of one of the chapters of HBP. There are a lot of suppositions about what that means on the Jo's website thread and some of them connect "felix felicis" with cats and it means exactly what Liz wrote.
septentrion - Nov 24, 2004 3:51 am (#428 of 2984)
...when being with you drive your friends to make HP connections you didn't even make yourself : watching an ad for the Pole Express, you say you'd like to see it. Then your friend says : it's because the train makes you think of the HP train ?
Emily - Nov 24, 2004 9:59 am (#429 of 2984)
Oh, thanks, Liz and Elanor. I haven't been able to get to the normal version of JKR's website in a while. I need to go check my settings to see why I can't get on with this new computer. Anyway, to bring this post back on topic...
...when you are grateful that you have such nice people on the forum that will explain these things to you.
Elanor - Nov 24, 2004 10:08 am (#430 of 2984)
You're welcome Emily! BTW, I think that there are some screenshots of these clues at the top of the Jo's site thread.
...when writing the teacher's comments on the kids of your class school reports you imagine what Snape or McGonagall would have written for them...
...when you think that Snape would have written "Hopeless. I would appreciate if you would keep him at home" sometimes...
...when this musing makes a dull work much funnier than it is usually.
Gina R Snape - Nov 24, 2004 10:56 am (#431 of 2984)
...when you're shopping for ingredients and you come across these GIANT bulbs of garlic called 'elephant garlic' that you've never seen before, and your first thought is 'Wow. They must've used quite the engorgement charm on those! Hagrid would be impressed.'
Dr Filibuster - Nov 25, 2004 4:37 pm (#432 of 2984)
...when you see "the worlds first Harry Potter postage stamps" on the news (they had to be approved by the Queen) then sulk because they are for the Isle of Man, not mainland UK.
.....when you consider asking the Isle of Man tourist board to send you some information just because the envelope may have a Potter stamp on it.
What is it with the Isle of Man? They did the HP coins as well. I'd be happy to see the Island have a genuine Potter connection (Godric's Hollow, Little Hangleton) but all I can think of is one of JKR's favourite books Manx Mouse....and he was only called that because he had no tail.
EDIT: "Manx" is someone/thing from the Isle of Man. Manx cats have no tails.
Liz Mann - Nov 25, 2004 4:38 pm (#433 of 2984)
...when you are thinking of going to the Isle of Man just so you can get the stamp.
Dr Filibuster - Nov 25, 2004 4:54 pm (#434 of 2984)
Look at this Liz;
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Hmmm, Dr Filibuster goes off to bed muttering about the Manx Government selling their souls to Warner Brothers, yet still thinking it would be cool to post Christmas cards with Potter stamps this year.
EDIT: I removed the 2nd link on this post, it didn't work.
Liz Mann - Nov 25, 2004 5:00 pm (#435 of 2984)
The second link didn't work but the first was cool!
Mare - Nov 26, 2004 1:12 am (#436 of 2984)
Well you can order them on their side apparently. Is it only one design or are there several, I got a bit confused?
Elanor - Nov 26, 2004 10:13 am (#437 of 2984)
...when it is the fifth time you ask a kid in your class to open his book and he still doesn't listen and you wish you had a wand and do just as Snape did to Ron's book in the PoA's movie (when he made his book opening suddenly at the right page and surprised Ron)...
...when, after an exhausting day at school, you think it's probably better you don't have one otherwise some parents would have picked up some nice ferrets after school this afternoon... (please, forgive a worn-out teacher of dreaming a little today...)
Marie E. - Nov 26, 2004 9:09 pm (#438 of 2984)
When you see a book with Lexicon in the title at the book store and do a serious double take.
freshwater - Nov 27, 2004 2:46 am (#439 of 2984)
...when you see a display of the PoA DVD in a store, and are inordinately pleased that they have a number of copies of all of the books on the same shelf, even though it is in the middle of the electronics section.
...when you discover the your local IMAX theatre is now playing PoA, and cannot rest until you see it! Some advice: go early enough to get a seat in the back, otherwise you'll spend a lot of time looking back and forth--like at a tennis match--at the two characters speaking on either side of that enormus screen. Oh, but the aerial shots of the groundsm, and flying on Buckbeak are worth the price of admission alone!
azi - Nov 27, 2004 12:43 pm (#440 of 2984)
Sheesh, how much of a rip-off are those stamps??? I only really like the Hedwig one. Still wish we had them here though, without the movieness. Went insane when I saw they also had LOTR stamps...so jealous...
Acceber - Nov 27, 2004 12:44 pm (#441 of 2984)
...when you search Harry Potter on amazon.com and are pleased to see over 20,000 results.
...when you also search Harry Potter Lexicon, but you don't get any results that have anything to do with Harry (they all were Concise Lexicon of Bacteria or something) and you're annoyed.
...when you incorporate Harry into yet another school assignment. The family I were researching intermarries often and I compared it to the Wizarding families.
...when you see a road sign for Potters Road (or something of the like) and you wonder why the Potters would have a street named for them somewhere in the middle of Connecticut, USA.
haymoni - Nov 27, 2004 5:39 pm (#442 of 2984)
-when you are more than willing to forgive Elanor because you wish you could turn some of the adults with whom you work into ferrets and bounce them out the window!
Czarina II - Nov 27, 2004 8:20 pm (#443 of 2984)
When you see the PoA DVD on sale today, and you only fail to buy it because it is on your Christmas list. (This is the time of year that I have a very guilty conscience.)
When you can't wait to tell your family that they have all three HP DVDs available in box-set for a decent price.
Thora - Nov 27, 2004 9:19 pm (#444 of 2984)
...when you build a hogwarts and hogmede in the back of your car for halloween, had hedwigs theme playing too.
... when your husband spots a tree that looks a bit like the whomping willow and points it out to you, and then asks if that's movie contamination?
... when you carve the scene with Harry, Dudley and the dementors in a pumpkin (my husband said I needed help, the muggle.)
... when you can get your kids to eat anything by saying it's from Harry Potter.
... when you have a list of people to contact with every HP update.
... when you spent 2 hours on-line looking over maps of the area around the river otter, constantly messaging your friend in Exeter about the places you could go together if you could only afford to go.
...when your husband names his parrot Gryffindor without any prompting (it's the only good thing about the bird...).
...when you spend hours wondering how Mary Poppins fits into Wizzarding Law.
... when you notice that an actress in Mary Poppins is named Hermione.
... when a set of the books is the best present you can think of to give your favorite sister.
... when your 4 year old demands PoA for the 14th time in a row since bringing it home.
...when you've contacted a scientist in the UK about the moths on JKRowling.com.
... when you've faced your fear of spiders to research the spider on said website in search of clues.
... When seeing your name in a post by someone from the Lexicon staff makes you want to cry with joy.
... when you use HP lessons to help your daughter conquer the monsers in the closet. (Happy thoughts)
... when you think of Gina whenever your daughter makes her Snape doll kiss another doll.
Julia. - Nov 27, 2004 9:58 pm (#445 of 2984)
...when you see a road sign for Potters Road (or something of the like) and you wonder why the Potters would have a street named for them somewhere in the middle of Connecticut, USA.--Becca
What? You were in Connecticut and you didn't call? *puts hands on hips and gets all Jewish Mother like*
...When your Christmas list this year has grown to include a few Forumers.
...When you see that tonight is a full moon and your only though is 'Awwwwww, poor Lupin!'
Ydnam96 - Nov 27, 2004 10:03 pm (#446 of 2984)
...when you know that the alchemy thread will just confuse you so you skip reading the new posts till after you have taken a heatlthy dose of tylenol, but you can not justify not reading it at all
Marie E. - Nov 27, 2004 11:21 pm (#447 of 2984)
...When you saw the full moon and thought the same thing as Julia.
Elanor - Nov 28, 2004 1:22 am (#448 of 2984)
...when you're so happy to see that some forum members are brave enough to want to use tylenol for reading the alchemy thread!
...when you want to encourage them to take part into the discussion there: it is easier for following it!
...when Haymoni's post makes you wear that silly grin again on your face: those muggles really don't know what they are escaping, he, he, he...
...when you saw the full moon too and thought that there are forumers eveywhere in the world who are thinking the same as you are and it makes you happy!
Julia. - Nov 28, 2004 9:48 am (#449 of 2984)
...When you are racking your brain to think how PS/SS is a Christmas movie (and come up blank), but are happy to see ABC Family putting it on anyway.
Liz Mann - Nov 28, 2004 1:34 pm (#450 of 2984)
BBC are putting it on too, lucky me!
...when the whole of the Christmas list you have given your brother is made up of Harry Potter things you can only get on the Internet.
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Acceber - Nov 28, 2004 1:39 pm (#451 of 2984)
What? You were in Connecticut and you didn't call?-Julia. Yup. I didn't call because I didn't have your number. I didn't visit because I didn't have your address, and even if I did manage to find your house after persuading my mum to take an hour's detour, I'm not sure that your parents would have enjoyed it.
...when you see multiple signs for a school another Forum member attends and you think of the Forum member every time you see one of the signs. *coughcoughJuliacoughcough*.
...when you realize that your Latin teacher reminds you of Professor Binns and the resemblance is striking. The only difference is that my teacher isn't a ghost .
...when last year's science teacher only kind of reminds you of Professor Trelawney because she sometimes wore a shawl and had glasses too big for her face.
Veritaserum - Nov 28, 2004 3:07 pm (#452 of 2984)
When watching the Huskers game and they show player profiles with pictures taken with a video camera so they move and it reminds you of wizarding photos.
TwinklingBlueEyes - Nov 28, 2004 4:01 pm (#453 of 2984)
"...when you're so happy to see that some forum members are brave enough to want to use tylenol for reading the" TIME TRAVEL thread, followed by the Ship thread. Then is Cheering Charm and butterbeer time. Followed by an amused ambling toddle back to St. Mungos.
And this is a daily routine...
SHEla WOLFsbane - Nov 28, 2004 10:53 pm (#454 of 2984)
... When you get an awwww moment, and think 'How cool is that' when you see that Dr. Filibuster posted a link so we could check out the stamps easier.
... When you just have to ask Thora what her HP obsession % is. (Nice pic by the way)
...When you realize it doesn't strike you as strange that people think of Gina and Snape in the same sentence. That you know what they are talking about, and have for some time now.
... When you think that a Gina/ Snape question should be a question on the obsession quiz- just so you get a higher %!
LoopyforLupin - Nov 28, 2004 11:24 pm (#455 of 2984)
...when you think the same as Elanor, that you know forumers are saying poor Lupin right now
..when all Thanksgiving day all you did was bring up Harry Potter and HP related points and your family muttered strange things under their breath about you and all you could think was you silly Muggles
dizzy lizzy - Nov 28, 2004 11:47 pm (#456 of 2984)
...When my mother rolls her eyes at the mere mention of Harry Potter!
The giant squid - Nov 29, 2004 3:15 am (#457 of 2984)
...When you put your dinner dishes in the sink and they clink together in what you swear is Hedwig's Theme.
"clink cla-clink clink..."
wolfgrl - Nov 29, 2004 7:53 am (#458 of 2984)
...When after a long Thanksgiving weekend (and watching POA several times) you have a fan-fiction worth HP dream. Well as close as an accountant with very little imagination is capable of having. If only I had any writing abilities. Short version: Draco locks up Harry and Ron in some kind of vault with some kind of gas type potion that will knock them out while he tries to win the quidditch match. Hermione realizes that something else that is kept in that vault will explode when it comes into contact with the chemicals Draco has put in there and has to go and rescue Harry, Ron, and all of Hogwarts for that matter. Draco tries to stop her and accio's her wand which she promptly says, "I don't actually need that any more anyway" apparently she has learned wand less magic. She gets into the vault removes what ever it was that was going to explode, along with Harry and Ron. Gets on Harry's broom (ok I know that part is not very realistic) and takes it out over the lake where she drops it and it explodes out of harms way.
azi - Nov 29, 2004 9:59 am (#459 of 2984)
Oooo, that's an interesting dream!
...when you scream out loud because you notice your copy of PoA has lost a bit of it's spine and you think your brother sabotaged it, but then realise you'd put the book back on your shelf upside down so it was ok...*insert embarassed smiley here*
Thora - Nov 29, 2004 10:52 am (#460 of 2984)
...When you are 46% obsessed with Harry Potter and think that's quite satisfactory concidering that test is a bit out of date, it never mentioned the official JKR site, or the PoA movie... sigh. So maybe I do feel robbed.
(Thanks I quite like the picture too, my name means thunder, so I thought it was appropriate)
...When you wish you could bewitch you crochet hook like Molly's knitting needles, I got 3 stitches done before I had to put it down again, but that's life with 3 kids.
...When you worry that your 4 year old daughter's new interest with Cinderella will improperly replace her well nurtured HP obsession.
Liz Mann - Nov 29, 2004 11:23 am (#461 of 2984)
Ah, let her have an interest in Cinderella. It's a traditional part of growing up for a little girl. And she can always go back to HP later.
Julia. - Nov 29, 2004 12:24 pm (#462 of 2984)
Oh Thora, Liz is right. Every little girl should be obsessed with Cinderella at some point. IF you're worried about her HP obsession, ask her how she can apply Cinderella to HP, and get her all into shipping. So long as she sails the right ship of course...
Elanor - Nov 29, 2004 12:50 pm (#463 of 2984)
...when you hear on the news that, in Mozambique, mine-clearing experts use giant rats for clearing of mines and you think it could be the perfect redeployment for Wormtail if he ever survives the series...
Thora - Nov 29, 2004 5:55 pm (#464 of 2984)
...when you couldn't agree more with Elanor.
...when you wonder if Julia is sailing on your 'ship ship, it'll be a while before my Daughter catches on to love in HP I think. By then I'm sure it will be clear that Harry is predestined for Ginny (after all a guy like that needs a red-head, but I'm biased), and Ron and Hermione are made for each other. Right Jo?
Madame Pomfrey - Nov 29, 2004 6:47 pm (#465 of 2984)
When you dream that L.V. has possessed a stuffed animal that is talking to you and you are so scared you can't tell the person in your dream(my cousin and we were in her house) what happened so you walk to JKR's place to tell her that He Is Back and pick her fresh apples along the way.I never reached her house BTW.What a weird dream.
Julia. - Nov 29, 2004 7:30 pm (#466 of 2984)
No worries Thora, I've long since booked my passage on the good ship H/G, and my return on the good ship R/H, but that's for another thread.
Eponine - Nov 29, 2004 7:57 pm (#467 of 2984)
When you absolutely HAVE to order this for yourself.
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Ydnam96 - Nov 29, 2004 10:17 pm (#468 of 2984)
When you hear that Julia Roberts named her son Phineas and you can help but think Yay that's a Harry Potter name, but who names their kid after the least liked Headmaster of all time?
((No disrespct to Julia, big fan!)
Liz Mann - Nov 30, 2004 3:04 pm (#469 of 2984)
...when you absolutely HAD to click on Eponine's link.
...when you agree with her. (Item is out of stock, though. I hope you got in quick.)
Veritaserum - Nov 30, 2004 3:52 pm (#470 of 2984)
...when on google, you see their advertisement (Avoid Socks) and you immediately think of Dobby, followed closely by Dumbledore.
...when your french teacher writes the abbreviation for the Department d'Outre-Mer (DOM) and of course you register that as Department of Ministries
...when Jeopardy just had a sorting hat question and you cheer and immediately run to this thread
Thora - Dec 1, 2004 9:22 am (#471 of 2984)
...when your husbands new chess set user Icon on the computer reminds you of HP.
...when a wind storm is making the power unreliable and you decide to risk it for a peek at JKR's site and the christmas decorations made it worth it.
Liz Mann - Dec 1, 2004 2:27 pm (#472 of 2984)
...when you see the letters COS and think Chamber of Secrets.
...when you see an advert for Soothers, which makes you think of cough drops, which makes you think of "Can I offer you a cough drop, Dolores?"
...when this thought almost makes you smile on the train.
Julia. - Dec 1, 2004 7:59 pm (#473 of 2984)
...When you walk out of your dorm this morning, see the rain, and proclaim 'Merlin's beard, it's raining hippogriffs!'
septentrion - Dec 2, 2004 2:42 am (#474 of 2984)
...when you get 100 % on a HP quizz
...when no one are surprised you get such a score
...when you're sure your fellow forumers would do the same.
...when you want to share that quizz with your fellow forumers, so for those who want, please ask me by mail and I'll send it to you back. It is an excel file, I'll send it to those who want as soon as possible, knowing that my personal computer is good for a little repair and that I have to do it from work.
freshwater - Dec 2, 2004 8:06 pm (#475 of 2984)
...when you live in the heartland of America, but your son is using phrases like "skiving off" and "blimey" in everyday conversation.
...when you can't find the right kind of yarn in the store and find yourself muttering, "How disappointing...." just like Snape in PoA.
Liz Mann - Dec 3, 2004 1:50 pm (#476 of 2984)
...when someone uses the word 'abstract' and you think of Alfonso. Seriously, he uses that word a lot about PoA.
...when you see someone tall with red hair and think that they look like Ron.
...when you see someone wearing a hat similar to what Ron wore in the PoA movie when he was out in the snow and think, "Hey, he's wearing a Ron hat."
...when you see an ad for The Polar Express that has the tagline "Journal Beyond Your Imagination" and think indignantly, "Hey! That tagline has already been used by Harry Potter!"
Veritaserum - Dec 3, 2004 5:09 pm (#477 of 2984)
I just remembered that I did this:
...when you sign all your friends' (and even some aquaintances') yearbooks with "never tickle a sleeping dragon."
Acceber - Dec 3, 2004 6:37 pm (#478 of 2984)
...when you're wiping your glasses free of rain water, you comment to your friend about hating glasses and water together, she says, "Yeah, you could use that spell in Harry Potter," and you immediately supply "Impervius." She was impressed.
...when you read the words Green Frontiers as Gryffindors.
...when you wear your Gathering shirt and are happy to explain to two people where you got it from.
...when the second explanation sparks a little HP discussion. You comment on David Thewlis' mustache in PoA and how horrible it was.
...when someone says they love Harry Potter because they read all the books and own all the movies and you know you can be much, much, much more obsessed.
Star Crossed - Dec 3, 2004 7:13 pm (#479 of 2984)
...when you hug one of your guy friends because he tells you that PoA the book was so much better than the movie.
...when your acting approves of being a witch in MacBeth because your director told you to imagine you were a Dementor.
Hollywand - Dec 3, 2004 9:31 pm (#480 of 2984)
When, after a long, exhausting day of teaching, you yell "Mischief Managed!!!" as soon as you slam the car door.
Flying down the 110 Freeway at Warp 4, with "Run Through the Jungle" blasting on the box, afrighted to look in the rearview mirror and see "You-Know-Who" :-0
SHEla WOLFsbane - Dec 3, 2004 10:49 pm (#481 of 2984)
This isn't for me, but..
... When you deal with the less than joyful parts of keeping the Forum up and running, so we all can enjoy it. Now to me, That's a Fan! Thank You, so very much to all of our Moderators/ hosts. (That's what we should call you, right? :sheepish grin:)
Thora - Dec 4, 2004 8:15 am (#482 of 2984)
...when looking at your holiday budget you wonder if the Lexicon needs any help?
haymoni - Dec 4, 2004 11:51 am (#483 of 2984)
...when you are absolutely appalled at your Hubby when he loans the POA DVD to the next-door neighbor!!! What am I going to watch tonight????
Liz Mann - Dec 4, 2004 11:51 am (#484 of 2984)
PS/SS or CoS?
haymoni - Dec 4, 2004 11:57 am (#485 of 2984)
Oh - you know it Liz! I will check to see if there are any decent Christmas shows on first.
...when you think it is perfectly logical for ABC Family to include SS in its Holiday listing. Christmas was a big deal for Harry and he received the Invisibility Cloak which has proven invaluable - even on Saturday Night Live!
Liz Mann - Dec 4, 2004 1:39 pm (#486 of 2984)
BBC are showing it too. I'll be glued to the screen.
freshwater - Dec 4, 2004 5:44 pm (#487 of 2984)
...when you are on the computer with PoA DVD playing in the background, and you have a sudden craving for chocolate....then you realize the current scene is Harry's first lesson in casting a Patronus against the boggart Dementor! Might sound silly...but it really happened! LOL :->
Ydnam96 - Dec 4, 2004 9:25 pm (#488 of 2984)
when you are at the pet store and you see a under-water castle for aquariums that looks strangely like Hogwarts and you mention it to your friend who's there with you...
then you think that you need to remember that cause you have to put it in this thread
Julia. - Dec 4, 2004 10:31 pm (#489 of 2984)
...When you go to a dinner with red and gold table settings and are excited by this.
...When you know you're going to like someone b/c you see that they have a copy of PS/SS in thier bag.
Veritaserum - Dec 5, 2004 10:54 am (#490 of 2984)
...when backstage you and a friend randomly get into a discussion about how this little tiny broom laying around was a little toy firebolt like the ones the little kids were riding at the Quidditch world cup. And then while she stands over it saying up, another guy comes over and says that it's one of the old bad brooms they have at hogwarts (he meant the cleansweep 7s or shooting stars i think)
septentrion - Dec 6, 2004 2:25 am (#491 of 2984)
...when you wonder if there wasn't a colony of giants once in your area because of the tradition for each town to have its own giant. For more information, see this link
...when you see a poster on a salesman's desk telling that "no underage wizard are allowed" and you wonder if the bookstore you were in doesn't have a secret entry to the 3 broomsticks.
azi - Dec 6, 2004 12:17 pm (#492 of 2984)
...When your family suddenly develop a liking of treacle tart and you think of HP everytime you eat it while wondering if your family have actually read the book and that is the cause of the liking.
...When you are insulted because your brother has been complaining to all his friends that everything with you is 'Lord of the Rings, Lord of the Rings, Lord of the Rings,' and you tell those friends that you go on a Harry Potter forum too. (Their reaction was one of disgust and 'Eww, how can you like such a thing.' They just don't understand...)
Septentrion - I bet there were giants in your area at one time! I wish my village had it's own giant, or dragon, or even manticore, I'm not fussed.
T Brightwater - Dec 6, 2004 12:20 pm (#493 of 2984)
When you decide that the perfect present for a friend is a Gryffindor scarf (since she already has a broomstick, a wand, a cloak and a hat) but are disappointed to find that the one listed in the Signals catalog is sized for kids.
(Can anyone tell me where to find an adult-sized one that isn't wool? This person is allergic to wool.)
When you're annoyed at the House ties in the Signals catalog because the Gryffindor one is wrong (Purple and gold instead of red - what were they thinking?) and they don't have Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw.
Julia. - Dec 6, 2004 12:32 pm (#494 of 2984)
T Bright, will this do?
Elanor - Dec 6, 2004 1:55 pm (#495 of 2984)
...when there is a Christmas market in your town on which there is a kind of mulled wine served and you think that Hagrid would like it.
...when you wish there were giants in your region too! Well, we are supposed to have some kind of sprites that play with lost people, maybe are they related to Hinkypunks?
...when you realize that there is a beautiful capital in the Benedictine Abbey of your town which shows the fight of a centaur and a horseman and you wonder if it counts...
Eponine - Dec 6, 2004 3:20 pm (#496 of 2984)
When you see a spray bottle of cleaner that says "Professional Sprayer" on it, but you only see the first few letter of each word and think it says Professor Snape.
T Brightwater, I get that catalog too, and I was peeved with them for getting it wrong!
Liz Mann - Dec 6, 2004 3:36 pm (#497 of 2984)
(Their reaction was one of disgust and 'Eww, how can you like such a thing.' They just don't understand...)
Have these people even read the books, or do they think it's beneath them?
T Brightwater - Dec 6, 2004 3:43 pm (#498 of 2984)
Julia, that's perfect! Thanks!!
Star Crossed - Dec 6, 2004 7:32 pm (#499 of 2984)
...when on the way home, all you sing is 'God Rest Ye Merry Hippogriffs'.
Thora - Dec 6, 2004 8:11 pm (#500 of 2984)
When you realise your family doctor really is a wizzard, after all he prescribed Doxycycline... guess F&G aren't the only ones nicking doxies while cleaning.
When the precription is really old but you keep the bottle for the knowing smile it puts on your face, that smile feels really good.
When you see a woman in her late thirties wearing a hp shirt, jacket, and buying hp toys, and you kinda want to hug her for it. I didn't but we talked hp until I realised I had lost track of my husband and children, hee hee. Thora
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Czarina II - Dec 6, 2004 8:29 pm (#501 of 2984)
When you are just so excited to see that "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" will be airing on December 19th. Lately I've become quite tired of whoever this sorceror person is. ;-)
When you really wonder what the rest of the lyrics to "God Rest Ye Merry Hippogriffs" are.
When you see Harry Potter items in the bargain bin that were made in 2000, before the movies.
When you are sad because you have not brought your wallet to buy the said items. (I'd love something Hermione-ish that was not based on Emma Watson.)
azi - Dec 7, 2004 9:37 am (#502 of 2984)
Liz, I think they think HP is beneath them. They both admit having read the books. If you really didn't like them then you wouldn't have read past the first one would you?
wolfgrl - Dec 7, 2004 10:25 am (#503 of 2984)
... When you truly come to grips with the fact that you are a Potty.
God rest ye merry Hippogriffs
Let nothing you dismay
Remember Harry Potter
Will come to save the day
To save us all from Voldy's power
When evil comes our way
Oh tidings of magic and joy
Magic and joy
Oh tidings of magic and joy
Elanor - Dec 7, 2004 10:30 am (#504 of 2984)
...when you sing all alone in front of your computer trying to put Wolfgrl's lyrics on the music...
...when you think she is a genius because it sounds really great! Thanks!
...when you think it is a pity that Franck Sinatra can't sing it that way anymore, it would have been a fantastic version of it!
Julia. - Dec 7, 2004 11:35 am (#505 of 2984)
...When you have a new favorite Christmas song.
Tessa's Dad - Dec 7, 2004 12:02 pm (#506 of 2984)
Edited by Dec 7, 2004 11:05 am
…when you have two new favorite Christmas songs!
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a bedpan in a fake tree!
On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me two canary creams and a bedpan in a fake tree!
On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me, three cups of Jell-O, two Canary Creams, and a bedpan in a fake tree!
On the fourth day of Christmas my true gave to four funny jackets, three cups of Jell-O, two Canary Creams, and a bedpan in a fake tree!
On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, five calamari-rings, four funny jackets, three cups of Jell-O, two Canary Creams, and a bedpan in a fake tree!
Oh the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me.... Six Chocolate Frogs, five calamari-rings, four funny jackets, three cups of Jell-O, two Canary Creams, and a bedpan in a fake tree!
On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, seven Skiving Snackboxes, Six Chocolate Frogs, Five calamari rings, four funny jackets, three cups of Jell-O, two canary creams, and a bedpan in a fake tree!
On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, Eight Mermaids Mewling, Seven Skiving Snackboxes, Six Chocolate Frogs, Five calamari rings, Four funny jackets, Three cups of Jell-O, Two canary creams, and a bedpan in a fake tree!
On the ninth day of Christmas, my healer gave to me - Nine mutant puffskeins, Eight Mermaids Mewling, Seven Skiving Snackboxes, Six Chocolate Frogs, Five calamari rings, Four funny jackets, Three cups of Jell-O, Two canary creams, and a bedpan in a fake tree!
On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me ten winking Lockharts, nine mutant puffskeins, Eight Mermaids Mewling, Seven Skiving Snackboxes, Six Chocolate Frogs, Five calamari rings, Four funny jackets, Three cups of Jell-O, Two canary creams, and a bedpan in a fake tree!
On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me eleven green fur goats, ten winking Lockharts, nine mutant puffskeins, Eight Mermaids Mewling, Seven Skiving Snackboxes, Six Chocolate Frogs, Five calamari rings, Four funny jackets, Three cups of Jell-O, Two canary creams, and a bedpan in a fake tree!
On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: twelve crazy cupids, eleven green fur goats, ten winking Lockharts, nine mutant puffskeins, eight mermaids mewling, seven Skiving Snackboxes, six chocolate frogs, FIVE CALAMARI RINGS!, four funny jackets, three cups of Jell-O, two canary creams, and a BEDPAN IN A FAKE TREE!!!!!!
Thanks go to; Potions Mistress, wolfgrl, Hermionefan(#1), Marè, Fawkes Forever, kabloink!, A-is-for-Amy, Liz Mann, & Elfcat!
They were the authors of this wonderful song. I just copied it to here. You folks make me smile!
T Brightwater - Dec 7, 2004 2:53 pm (#507 of 2984)
...when you get straight As on the exams at sorting-hat.com without looking at the books.
wolfgrl, that's terrific!
Liz Mann - Dec 7, 2004 4:24 pm (#508 of 2984)
...when you make up HP fan fiction stories in your head (a great way to get through a boring class ).
...when you almost consider not featuring Ron so heavily in them because you suddenly realise that if Ron dies it's going to hurt even more.
...when you come on here for reassurance that he won't. *looks hopeful*
Thora - Dec 7, 2004 5:58 pm (#509 of 2984)
...when wolfgrl is your hero for the day, great job.
Star Crossed - Dec 7, 2004 7:29 pm (#510 of 2984)
Pshaw, Liz, Ron could never die. He's...Ron! Who else would we love if he died? Nope, he's living to a ripe old age. He's going to end up being the Oldest Wizard Alive in the whole world.
Liz Mann - Dec 8, 2004 7:01 am (#511 of 2984)
Thanks Star Crossed!
librarian314 - Dec 8, 2004 1:06 pm (#512 of 2984)
...when every time you see the adverts for Red Envelope on the DC Metro system, you think, "Why would you _want_ someone to send you a Howler?"
...when you have to look up someone else in Contemporary Theatre, Film, and Television and look up Alan Rickman as well and are annoyed because a) none of the entries have a photo; b) none are recent enough to include any of his roles as Prof. Snape; and c) the semester you spent in London, seems to have been right after he left the RSC, so you didn't get to see him in any of their productions.
*michelle the librarian**
Elanor - Dec 8, 2004 2:32 pm (#513 of 2984)
...when it is Illuminations Day in your area (people put some candles in coloured glasses outside, on their windowsills) and you just realize that traditionally, these glasses are red, yellow, green and blue, the Hogwarts' colours!
...when you find the fact that your entire town shows the Hogwarts colours for the evening just brilliant!
Julia. - Dec 8, 2004 3:19 pm (#514 of 2984)
That's awesome Elanor! Can you take and post a pic?
Elanor - Dec 8, 2004 3:36 pm (#515 of 2984)
I would love it Julia, and I tried to take some pictures in the past, but the pictures are never good because my camear doesn't work very well outside in the dark. But I will search and see if I can find one!
Julia. - Dec 8, 2004 10:53 pm (#516 of 2984)
...When you and a fellow Forumer actually spend time looking on astrology sites to see if our favorite 'ships will work. *waves at Kasse*
septentrion - Dec 9, 2004 2:59 am (#517 of 2984)
...when you have a dream involving Harry but can't remember more.
...when you heart jumps everytime you go along a video rent store because they all have PoA posters.
...when you wonder if the people who put the Christmas illuminations in your town are wizards because they don't have any sense of colours.
Thora - Dec 9, 2004 8:27 am (#518 of 2984)
...when you wish Julia had posted the results of her research.
...when you think the video stoe commited a crime when switching out the HP decorations for Spiderman 2 decorations. Muggles...
...when you get all excited because you think that one of JKR's cards has a blinking light, and then discover it's just the darn fly sitting on the card. Drat. Thora
Julia. - Dec 9, 2004 9:14 am (#519 of 2984)
Ah, Thora, all you had to do was ask.
Ron and Hermione
Harry and Ginny
wolfgrl - Dec 9, 2004 9:34 am (#520 of 2984)
...When you make up a christmas song for Hagrid.
Chestnuts roasting on a magic fire
Boar Hounds nipping at your toes
A Dragon Egg being warmed in the fire
And Hinkypunk lights all aglow
Everybody knows a Graphorn and a Grindylow
Are nice if there treated right
Herds of Thestrals playing out in the snow
I find them hard to see tonight
Elanor - Dec 9, 2004 10:22 am (#521 of 2984)
...when you love those Christmas songs and try to make one too (on "Rudolph the red nosed reindeer" air):
Dobby, the well-dressed house-elf
Had a very pretty cloth
And if you ever saw him,
You would even see him pose.
All of the other house-elves,
Use to laugh and call him names,
They never let poor Dobby,
Join in any house-elf games.
When on a famous Yule Ball night,
Albus came to say :
"Dobby, with your cloth so class,
Won't you choose my robe tonight?"
Then all the house-elves loved him,
As they shouted out with glee :
"Dobby, the well-dressed house-elf,
You'll go down in history!"
(Mischief managed! Sorry if I butchered English a little for doing it... )
Veritaserum - Dec 9, 2004 3:17 pm (#522 of 2984)
I loved it, Elanor!
Liz Mann - Dec 9, 2004 3:41 pm (#523 of 2984)
Here's another HP song to Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (not written by me):
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Star Crossed - Dec 9, 2004 5:22 pm (#524 of 2984)
Seems Ruldolph is popular, as I, too, tried to write a song with it. However, I tried to write mine about Pig. Didn't work too well.
...when you think your English teacher reads Harry Potter because his description of verbals are exactly like how Harry describes the doors, "Sometimes the doors are are actually walls just pretending to be doors."
...when you write English sentences all about Harry Potter, and wonder if he'll say anything about it.
Thora - Dec 9, 2004 10:05 pm (#525 of 2984)
... when you are proud to jump on the jingle band wagon... or sleigh... hmmm, anyway I did lyrics too.
Oh Hogwarts School, Oh Hogwarts School, how lovely are your towers.
Oh Hogwarts School, Oh Hogwarts School, how lovely are your towers.
Your lawns are green in summertime, and white with snow in wintertime.
Oh Hogwarts School, Oh Hogwarts School, how lovely are your towers.
Oh Hogwarts School, Oh Hogwarts School, Bewitching are your subjects.
Oh Hogwarts School, Oh Hogwarts School, Bewitching are your subjects.
In you we learn our charms and spells, and how to jinx old voldy well.
Oh Hogwarts School, Oh Hogwarts School, Bewitching are your subjects.
Oh Hogwarts School, Oh Hogwarts School, For Harry a sweet haven.
Oh Hogwarts School, Oh Hogwarts School, For Harry a sweet haven.
So guard him well throughout the night, and bring him safe to morning light.
Oh Hogwarts School, Oh Hogwarts School, For Harry a sweet haven.
So guard him well throughout the night, and bring him safe to morning light.
Oh Hogwarts School, Oh Hogwarts School, For Harry a sweet haven.
Mare - Dec 10, 2004 1:25 am (#526 of 2984)
LOL, I have no christmas songs to share, but YKYAHPF when: You really, really need to work on a report but spend the evening procrastinating by finishing up some watercoloured miniatures featuring HP scenes (if I ever get near a scanner I'll make them avatars...they're not too good though) And starting on a new t_shirt design. I was making a Weird sisters one, but it's taking soo long, I figured I'd do a simpler one. Unfortunately it turns out "the hidden meaning of socks" involves even too many socks for me to sketch in two nights!
(but I did finish the Jello submarine...)
And I impressed a british person with my extended knowledge of the word procrastination, even though I couldn't pronounce it ...
septentrion - Dec 10, 2004 1:50 am (#527 of 2984)
LOL Marè ! I also found out on some occasion that roaming this forum was very helpful when you want to show off with your knowledge of English !
...when you think you need to learn how to perform the "reparo" spell because the repairman is too slow to fix your computer and you know you'll have withdrawal symptoms this week-end for not being able to come here. I shall hex the repairman on the same occasion
The giant squid - Dec 10, 2004 5:59 am (#528 of 2984)
(but I did finish the Jello submarine...)--Mare
--wanders through humming, "We all live in a Jello submarine..."--
TwinklingBlueEyes - Dec 10, 2004 7:39 am (#529 of 2984)
Thank you Mike! You know your an HP/Lexicon fan when you sing or hum songs all day long that are suggested on the forum.
PS: Mike, could you wrap your "gift" and send it this way? I still can't get this silly DVD to play nice!
Julia. - Dec 10, 2004 8:15 am (#530 of 2984)
...When you're eating red Jello, wishing it was lime, and thinking of St. Mungos.
Dr Filibuster - Dec 10, 2004 5:09 pm (#531 of 2984)
You know.....when you read the new information on Harry, Ron and Hermione's wands and are thrilled to see that JKR provided a whole year's Celtic wood signs.
I wouldn't have been able to rest until I discovered mine (hawthorne...that'll do nicely).
Now I'm wondering what other forum members have.
Veritaserum - Dec 10, 2004 8:07 pm (#532 of 2984)
What was December 24 to January whatever? I remember taking note but now I can't remember and I'm too lazy to go back and look it up.
Gina R Snape - Dec 10, 2004 9:00 pm (#533 of 2984)
When you take a moment to catch up on the YKYAHP/LFW thread and find Thora has written this about you:
... when you think of Gina whenever your daughter makes her Snape doll kiss another doll. WOW!
When you see Eponine's link for the Lego HP character keychains and smile because you own the Snape one already! (It was a gift).
Eponine - Dec 10, 2004 9:13 pm (#534 of 2984)
There's a Snape one? Dang, I already ordered Dumbledore!
Thora - Dec 10, 2004 11:52 pm (#535 of 2984)
...when your obsession hs led you to making these:
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Just bragging, I'm not hinting you should buy them.
...when you're glad Gina caught that.
Liz Mann - Dec 11, 2004 8:21 am (#536 of 2984)
Nice dolls, Thora.
Elanor - Dec 11, 2004 8:29 am (#537 of 2984)
...when someone brings you some holly and you put some everywhere in your house and you think to Harry's wand and Hollywand...
...when you are very happy to find out that your Celtic wood sign is Vine and you think how great it would be to have a Vine wand.
...when you wonder if then you should be allowed to choose the type of vine for it and you think that the "pinot" type of vine should be appropriated since you love Champagne and Bourgogne wine. He, he, he...
Gina R Snape - Dec 11, 2004 10:37 am (#538 of 2984)
Neat, Thora. But what about Firenze and Bane?
Thora - Dec 11, 2004 11:01 am (#539 of 2984)
Warner brothers did them, I am just completing the herd, I've done 6 so far, sold one, the rest gather dust. Then again I never did like the warner brothers versions, maybe I'll do them next... (wanders off muttering about implanting long hair in a ken doll, naw ken's not cool enough...)
Elanor - Dec 12, 2004 12:58 pm (#540 of 2984)
...when you drive in a pea-soup fog, finds it stressful, put PS'soundtrack to cheer you up and feel really better at once.
...when you can't help but find the countryside beautiful since the fog, which was a freezing one, has iced every twig and blades of grass on you way and you think the "Christmas part" of the PS'soundtrack fits so well with it!
azi - Dec 12, 2004 1:32 pm (#541 of 2984)
Woooo, I have the willow wood sign, which is great because willow is one of my favourite trees (I even persuaded my mum to plant a mini-willow in the garden).
...When you think Elanor is very lucky to have such beautiful frosty weather. I think I just have cloud right now, not cold enough for frost. I wish I had christmas weather like they have at Hogwarts...
Liz Mann - Dec 12, 2004 2:28 pm (#542 of 2984)
...when you have a dream where some kind of event has taken place or is about to, and you're driving down a motorway and there are witches and wizards flying about on brooms, and you think that they're being careless again and not bothering about anti-Muggle security just like they did after Voldemort was rumoured defeated.
Eponine - Dec 12, 2004 4:53 pm (#543 of 2984)
When you carry your new Dumbledore keychain out in the open hoping someone will comment on it.
When you have a dream about arguing with someone why Colin and McGonagal were not meant to be together. I don't know where that one came from!
Gina R Snape - Dec 12, 2004 5:22 pm (#544 of 2984)
Eponine, no one seems to have noticed my Snape lego keychain either!
When you carry items such as Snape keychains, Slytherin notepads and a slytherin scarf and NEVER get a comment from anyone who you don't already know as a Potty.
Marie E. - Dec 12, 2004 9:06 pm (#545 of 2984)
...when you get the January Weekly Readers in the mail (for my kindergarten class) and you notice that week 4 has a picture of a snowy owl on the front. Need I say more?
Thora - Dec 12, 2004 10:25 pm (#546 of 2984)
...when unpacking the heavy winter stuff you pull out the wrong house's scarf and debate on going furthur into holiday debt to correct the situation.
...when you see the words "free quick quotes" on an internet add and it raises your heart rate. Drat those insurance adds.
...when you overhear your husband telling his best friend about how he got dragged all over the grocery store looking for molasses for treacle fudge. He tried to talk me out of getting it too! GRRRRR.
...when he then proceeds to joke about your holding HP as dear as your religion.
The muggle is really asking for a trip to St. Mungos today.
septentrion - Dec 13, 2004 2:35 am (#547 of 2984)
Thora : when he then proceeds to joke about your holding HP as dear as your religion.
my husband is not far from that opinion too
Liz Mann - Dec 13, 2004 7:48 am (#548 of 2984)
...when you are currently spending your class checking the forum and thinking about the fan club you are going to set up next term and wondering if you can designate an area of your forum specifically for the members to check meeting times.
Gina R Snape - Dec 13, 2004 2:49 pm (#549 of 2984)
...when he then proceeds to joke about your holding HP as dear as your religion.
When you read this and think...'but what is wrong with that?'
Veritaserum - Dec 13, 2004 8:03 pm (#550 of 2984)
I love your picture, Elanor! Joyeux Noel!
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Eponine - Dec 13, 2004 8:46 pm (#551 of 2984)
When you completely agree with Gina.
When you've just realized that you missed one of your favorite TV shows because you were too busy reading whacked out HP theories online.
Edited to add: and you're only mildly annoyed.
Mare - Dec 14, 2004 1:28 am (#552 of 2984)
When you buy a completely useless, absolutely horrible, little plastic mini-squid, because it is off course... a squid...
Ozymandias - Dec 14, 2004 5:11 am (#553 of 2984)
...when you have yet another HP dream, and it prompts you to return to the forum.
I dreamed that HBP came out, but I forgot it did. I met up with a bunch of forumers, and you all had your copies. Someone (Squid Mike, I think) asked me where my copy was, and I said I left it at home, but everyone knew I didn't have one yet. And then I wasn't invited to the HBP release tea party even though I went out and bought one as soon as I can.
...when you know that 1) you'd NEVER forget the release date and 2) if by some crazy chance you did, nobody on the forum would be mean to you because of it.
Thora - Dec 14, 2004 7:13 am (#554 of 2984)
...When you are transfering all the important dates from this years calendar to next and it REALLY bothers you that you can't mark down the HBP release date. May we please have it soon Jo? We've been awful good this year.
wolfgrl - Dec 14, 2004 8:08 am (#555 of 2984)
...When you wonder if included in Thora's important dates are the Birthdays of the characters (the ones we have so far).
...Then you think, of course they are included.
Elanor - Dec 14, 2004 10:04 am (#556 of 2984)
Thanks Veritaserum! This little angel doesn't look his age: he is nearly a thousand years old and it seems still so young and cheerful! This is one of my favourite capitals of the Benedictine Abbey that is just across the street I live in. BTW, a big thank-you to Solitaire who kindly created the lovely avatar that goes with the picture!
...when you realize that this capital is as old as Hogwarts and that the founders could have seen it if they had come here and you find it moving.
...when you wonder why on earth you have not put the characters' birthdays on your calendar yet, what am I thinking of?
...when, at sunset, you saw a long and ethereal cloud in the sky, red in the falling light, and it is just as if you were seeing Fawkes...
Julie Aronson - Dec 14, 2004 10:16 am (#557 of 2984)
Wow, Audrey--what an image! You have an excellent command of descriptive language.
Elanor - Dec 14, 2004 1:53 pm (#558 of 2984)
Thank you so much Julie! **blushing ** But I have to say that I had some help from my loyal dictionary for "ethereal" (actually, it is funny because it is nearly the same word in French: éthéré!)
...when you wonder if you will ever be able to put "ethereal" in a conversation but you know you would love that!
Liz Mann - Dec 14, 2004 1:56 pm (#559 of 2984)
...when you see a jewellers called HPJ, and you say to your mum that it should be HJP.
The giant squid - Dec 14, 2004 2:42 pm (#560 of 2984)
Ozy: Don't worry, I'd still let you into the tea party.
Veritaserum - Dec 14, 2004 3:40 pm (#561 of 2984)
...when you have a fleeting, barely there Harry Potter feeling and you have no idea why.
septentrion - Dec 15, 2004 1:48 am (#562 of 2984)
...when you check if procrastination exists in French (and it does exist) and it must be the 1st word you know in English before knowing it in French, thanks to the forum.
...when the best present you could get for Christmas would be a release date for HBP.
Ozymandias - Dec 15, 2004 9:10 am (#563 of 2984)
...when you name your store in an online computer game "The Pillar of Storge" and the shopkeeper Mark Evans.
...when it's taken you several months to realize that other people might consider this unusual, if they understood it, which they probably don't.
Hollywand - Dec 15, 2004 10:30 am (#564 of 2984)
When you pick up the Philosopher's Stone, thinking your are just going to re-read a few chapters.....and stop three days later half way through The Goblet of Fire......
And consider opening a shelter for Potter addicts called The Shrieking Shack, where I can personally chew up some serious furniture......have a few stoat sandwiches and some chocolate...bay at the moon...... ;-)
Liz Mann - Dec 15, 2004 2:30 pm (#565 of 2984)
...when you are helping your friend try to think of names for the dog she's going to get, and you are pleased that Lily, Ginny and Mungo are on her list.
Elanor - Dec 15, 2004 2:42 pm (#566 of 2984)
...when you watch "The Return of the King" and, as Merry mentions the Longbottom Leaf, you think that Uncle Algie could have well been a pipe-weed farmer once...
...when you think that the actor who plays Faramir could have been a great Lupin for PoA.
...when the mention of the "Green Dragon" pub in the Shire makes you wonder if it is actually a Green Welsh...
...when you believe you definitely could do with a stay at Hollywand's Shrieking Shack
Julia. - Dec 15, 2004 3:02 pm (#567 of 2984)
...When you just have to share this with your fellow forumers.
You Know You're Addicted to Harry Potter When...
You make a wand and try to use it.
You call your least favorite teacher Snape.
You call your favorite teacher Dumbledore.
You wear robes to school or work.
You make "floo powder", get in the fire, and try to go to your friends' house.
You have read all the books more than four times.
You've been bookstore at midnight to get the latest Harry Potter book before all your friends.
... And then you stayed up all night wearing it.
You've worn a Harry Potter costume in public.
You have a crush on one of the Harry Potter characters.
You've gotten at least one of your friends addicted to Harry Potter.
You actually caught the "Wand Order" mistake before you heard/read about it.
You are upset at the New York Times for creating a seperate childrens best seller list because of the Harry Potter books.
Using clues in the book, you have attempted to find the exact geographical location of Hogwarts.
You have constructed a timeline of events in the Harry Potter books.
You have attempted to figure out the exact ages of all the Weasley children?
You have spent time contemplating which main characters will die by the time the series is over.
You've been to see all the Harry Potter movies on opening night. (Bonus points for standing in line in costume!)
You've read Harry Potter fanfic.
You've written Harry Potter fanfic.
You run a Harry Potter fansite.
You visit The Leaky Cauldron daily.
You've met other Harry Potter fans from online in real life.
You've participated in a Harry Potter RPG.
You've dreamed about Harry Potter.
You have a Harry Potter poster on your wall.
Each Halloween, there's no question what you'll dress up as...!
You've spent time doing a timeline to see if you would have been old enough to date a certain character when you were in high school.
You've vacationed to London, simply to search for the Leaky Cauldron.
You own a black lab named Sirius Black.
You've knitted a Weasley sweater or Harry Potter scarf.
You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends who are addicted to Harry Potter.
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Marie E. - Dec 15, 2004 11:18 pm (#568 of 2984)
Julia, that is a scary list. I think there's only a couple of those items that don't apply to me, and that's only because I haven't been back to England since reading the books.
dizzy lizzy - Dec 15, 2004 11:49 pm (#569 of 2984)
That is one fantastic list. It is scary to realise how many you can actually cross off!!!
Mare - Dec 16, 2004 1:06 am (#570 of 2984)
when you name your store in an online computer game "The Pillar of Storge" and the shopkeeper Mark Evans.
Hmm, would that be neopets? Do give your username
Liz Mann - Dec 16, 2004 9:25 am (#571 of 2984)
Julia, did that list come from the Harry Potter Obsession Quiz? Because about three quarters of the things listed are the same as the questions on this quiz.
librarian314 - Dec 16, 2004 11:43 am (#572 of 2984)
When walking in downtown Washington, DC this morning, you see a guy who's decorated the bill of his baseball cap with bottle caps and the first thing that pops into your head is to wonder if he's any relation to Luna.
*michelle the librarian*
Veritaserum - Dec 16, 2004 1:43 pm (#573 of 2984)
haha, I think my favorite one on that list is "you have a crush on a harry potter character." cough*sirius*cough
septentrion - Dec 16, 2004 1:51 pm (#574 of 2984)
...when you have to admit you match nearly exactly Julia's list
Liz Mann - Dec 16, 2004 4:34 pm (#575 of 2984)
...when a programme has a misc. character called Judge Remus and you laugh.
Eponine - Dec 16, 2004 7:58 pm (#576 of 2984)
When you go to see Ocean's Twelve which you did not know had Robbie Coltrane in a small role, and when he comes on screen you just barely stop yourself from yelling "IT'S HAGRID!!!!!" (I just hit my husband and said it instead)
freshwater - Dec 16, 2004 8:39 pm (#577 of 2984)
...when you spot a display of calendars and there is one devoted to ferrets, with a white ferret on the cover, and you immediately think of Malfoy.
Julia. - Dec 16, 2004 10:35 pm (#578 of 2984)
No Liz, it didn't. It came from a blogging thing that I have linked both at the bottom of my post, as well as on my LiveJournal
The giant squid - Dec 17, 2004 2:39 am (#579 of 2984)
Eponine, I did the same thing, only replace "husband" with "coworker". He just looked at me with that "Huh?" look we've all become accustomed to...
Ozymandias - Dec 17, 2004 3:13 am (#580 of 2984)
...when the fact that Robbie Coltrane is in Ocean's 12 makes you want to go see it even more.
...when your brother won't let you watch James Bond movies with him anymore because you refer to Robbie Coltrane as Hagrid. Loudly. Every time he comes on screen.
Mare, nope, not neopets. It's the Kingdom of Loathing, which is quite fun, but not entirely forum appropriate. Nothing outrageous, but there's some childish inuenndo and the like.
Eponine - Dec 17, 2004 7:36 am (#581 of 2984)
When you dream about Sirius and wake up all sad because you know he's gone.
Thora - Dec 17, 2004 8:17 am (#582 of 2984)
...when Harry's line at the end of the POA movie about living in the country with Sirius makes you very sad. Poor Sirius.
...when as soon as your 2 year old son recognises that the werewolf scene is comming up he starts howling like Hermione, and your quite proud of him.
When you tell your husband you are going to the store to buy lifesavers to make stained glass cookies and he says, "Why is that from Harry Potter too?" Thora
librarian314 - Dec 17, 2004 10:39 am (#583 of 2984)
When you are secretly very pleased when your daughter sees a picture of the Smithsonian castle and asks if it's Hogwarts.
*michelle the librarian**
wolfgrl - Dec 17, 2004 11:05 am (#584 of 2984)
...When a candle overflows on your bookshelf at your apartment and you panic. Not becuase you may have just ruined the carpet and lost your deposit, Not because your bookshelf now has bubbles in the finish from the hot wax, but because that is the bookshelf your Harry Potter Books are in. Fortunatly they were fine. Anyone know how to get wax out of carpet???
Elanor - Dec 17, 2004 12:44 pm (#585 of 2984)
...when you understand Wolfgrl perfectly! (BTW, try to put some blotting paper or any other absorbent paper on the wax and iron it, not very hot, the wax will melt and be absobed by the paper!).
...when you have some kids from another class in yours for the morning and one of them looks exactly like the actors who play the Twins and you restrain yourself not to ask him if he has a twin brother...
...when afterwards you realize that for the first time in your teacher's career you regret that a child is not boisterous because you would have loved to try the "McGonagall look" on a Weasley twin once... He was far too well-behaved for that, how disappointing!
wolfgrl - Dec 17, 2004 1:26 pm (#586 of 2984)
Thanks Elanor, I will try that.
septentrion - Dec 17, 2004 1:27 pm (#587 of 2984)
...when you tell your boss how coming to this forum could help her son to "eemprove" his English. I like my boss : she doesn't consider being a potty makes an infantile person of me.
Veritaserum - Dec 18, 2004 4:47 pm (#588 of 2984)
When you're reading a book and a Shakespeare clone says "Something wicked this way comes," the choir scene from POA starts playing in your head.
When you insist on calling your new family room the common room.
haymoni - Dec 18, 2004 4:49 pm (#589 of 2984)
...when you blatantly defy the work rule about proper use of the Internet to email a co-worker the link to "Potter, Potter, Potter, Potter,...Weasley, Weasley".
Ydnam96 - Dec 19, 2004 9:18 am (#590 of 2984)
When your co-workers are having a small debate about which holiday plant is really the favorite of the masses (it is the poinsetta) and saying how loads of people have misteltoe and you really want to jump in and say "yah, but you don't want to stand under it, they are full of nargles" but you restrain yourself...
Elanor - Dec 19, 2004 9:30 am (#591 of 2984)
...when you think Ydnam should have said it, just to have fun seeing their faces if adding "you know what a nargle is, don't you?" with conviction.
...when you accept an invitation to dinner though you fear it might be a mistake - and it was - and, having dinner, you quote Harry in your mind, telling yourself "A stupid thing to do, really".
...when some people are lucky I am a Muggle whereas I think they should not have a single glass anymore today...
...when you know that thinking to HP quotes or situations when you feel down has the precious power to make you see the humorous sides of annoying situations. This is true magic.
Hollywand - Dec 19, 2004 11:19 am (#592 of 2984)
LOL... Elanor, perhaps you would like to offer your dinner companion one of my Ton Tongue Toffees as an after dinner treat?
I must confess I am hoping for a Hungarian Horntail Egg for Christmas, but I suppose it would set the tree ablaze..... ;-)
C'Mon over to the Shrieking Shack for High Tea at Christmas Eve, and we can talk about lead, tin, copper, bronze, silver and gold....and badgers! ;-) No, bludgers.....
Julia. - Dec 19, 2004 11:50 am (#593 of 2984)
...When your Christmas list this year is a lot longer than it was last year because it includes a few Potties.
...When the best part about being on vacation is that the annoyance that is school is no longer in the way of HP enjoyment.
septentrion - Dec 19, 2004 12:09 pm (#594 of 2984)
C'Mon over to the Shrieking Shack for High Tea at Christmas Eve, and we can talk about lead, tin, copper, bronze, silver and gold....and badgers! ;-) No, bludgers.....
or about the HBP release date (or whatever stuff Jo will give us on her site)
Elanor - Dec 19, 2004 1:26 pm (#595 of 2984)
LOL Hollywand, I would love that! I hope you decorated the Shrieking Shack for Christmas with a nonflammable tree...
...when you asked Santa for a Time Turner and "Hogwarts, an history" for Christmas but you know you will be happy with the HBP release date too (though you DO need a time turner).
...when you know that visiting the forum every day is the best of Christmas presents.No need of the Philosopher's stone here, its members are already made of true gold!
Liz Mann - Dec 19, 2004 2:31 pm (#596 of 2984)
...when you smile at hearing the name Lucius on TV.
Thora - Dec 19, 2004 2:45 pm (#597 of 2984)
wolfgrl- try a product called Lickity Split from kirby it'll be out in 5 seconds flat, check ebay.
... when you learn how to make stained glass cookies with candies and cookie dough and all the time you are making christmas cookies you are just practicing to do the hogwarts crest. It's going to have to be big...
wolfgrl - Dec 20, 2004 6:35 am (#598 of 2984)
Thora, I will definatly check that out, thanks.
Elanor - Dec 20, 2004 3:40 pm (#599 of 2984)
...when you're so happy that the door finally opened on Jo's site (and to find the present she had for us) that it is just as if Christmas was already here!
...when you know nothing will be able to erase the stupid grin that had come to your face since you find that out, and that for the days to come!
T Brightwater - Dec 20, 2004 5:03 pm (#600 of 2984)
...when you put off work for a few minutes longer because you just read Elanor's post and can't wait to see what's behind the door! (BTW so far it doesn't work in Netscape - if the previous pattern continues, the Netscape version will be up within a few days)
...when you feel like writing Jo a thank-you card for the terrific present! (and thank YOU, Elanor, for alerting me!)
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Ydnam96 - Dec 20, 2004 7:46 pm (#601 of 2984)
when you call your mom and make her go to Jo's site and do the puzzel's with you (even though she's 3000 miles away and isn't really a HP fan) just cause you need to share the experience with someone! (none of my friends, with the exception of nmnjr are HP fans, and I knew nmnjr had a big paper due today)
Daioma Dumbledore - Dec 20, 2004 8:06 pm (#602 of 2984)
.....when you buy a trashy romance novel simply because it's called "Spinners End"!
Nicole Bloom - Dec 20, 2004 9:25 pm (#603 of 2984)
...When you're supposed to be studying for you last final, but checked the lexicon for an update and spent the rest of the day working out the clues on J.K.'s website. Oh my social psyc exam is going to be fun.
...When your mom tells you of a bratty four-year-old child at her work and when she tells you his name is Lucius you shake your head and say "no wonder he's a brat."
Ydnam96 - Dec 20, 2004 10:26 pm (#604 of 2984)
When you read Nicoles post above and really think it's sick that anyone would name their child Lucius. Goodness!
Marie E. - Dec 20, 2004 10:48 pm (#605 of 2984)
...when you get the good news from JKR's website and immediately call your HP friends who are without internet. Imagine that, being without internet...
...when you remind your daughters of your plans to go to Denver for the release of the next book and the three of you join hands and jump in a circle, despite the fact that your husband is replacing all the windows in the house, we have no blinds up, and anyone driving by would see a mom and her two girls jumping around like maniacs.
Julia. - Dec 20, 2004 10:57 pm (#606 of 2984)
LOL Marie! That's wonderful!
...When you hear the news by a phone call from a fellow forumer *waves at samantha* and react by nearly jumping out of your seat in your mum's car.
Nicole Bloom - Dec 20, 2004 11:01 pm (#607 of 2984)
...When you plan to go to the bookstore tomorrow and pre-order HBP.
...When you plan to make note of the release date so you can book it off work in order to read all day.
septentrion - Dec 21, 2004 1:24 am (#608 of 2984)
...when you also plan to take some days off around the book release
...when you stare the good news on Jo's site : I don't have a pensieve, I have to learn it by heart !
...when you're glad your husband's not here because he disapproves noisy manifestations of joy. Tralalalala youpi boum boum !
...when you really don't need any other Christmas gift than the exact release day.
Elanor - Dec 21, 2004 4:57 am (#609 of 2984)
You're welcome T Brightwater! I was so happy and excited that I couldn't help but talk about it!
...when you're so happy waiting for the release date to come that it seems you are 5 again and you're waiting for Santa to come...
septentrion - Dec 21, 2004 5:01 am (#610 of 2984)
It's exactly like this Elanor ! I've spent most of my morning refreshing TLC, Scholastic and so on, and checking Jo's website. Now I really have to go but it's really a heartbreak.
edit : the release date will be July the 16th : Bloomsbury's website
Eponine - Dec 21, 2004 8:55 am (#611 of 2984)
When you get on the computer this morning after having been internetless for the past few days and almost pass out from excitement!
Liz Mann - Dec 21, 2004 10:14 am (#612 of 2984)
...when you are incredibly happy because of both the release date and new pictures from GoF!
Thora - Dec 21, 2004 11:34 am (#613 of 2984)
...when the release date soundly tops your new LCD monitor on the gifts you are getting this year.
...when you are dismayed that Barnes & Noble isn't taking resevations yet, but comforted by the fact that the bookseller on the phone is a Potterhead and shares your dismay.
...when you call your sister and say "The date is July 16th!!!" and she first thinks that you must be announcing a pregnancy (which is now impossible so I must have sounded really excited)
...when your mother in law is coming to *cough*torture*cough* visit you and you have spent the entire morning on HP sites and not cleaning the base boards and dusting the door frames. Who cares if she hates me an nitpicks my housekeeping? I have all of you!
Hmmmm maybe I should memorise my broomstick servicing manual... wait don't have one, well then FB&WTFT will have to do.
Veritaserum - Dec 21, 2004 12:06 pm (#614 of 2984)
When Daimona Dumbledore's post makes you come up with entirely new theories regarding chapter 2 of HPB
wolfgrl - Dec 21, 2004 12:40 pm (#615 of 2984)
...When your plan for after work is to go straight to the bookstore to order HBP.
...When you usually order books online, but don't want to wait the extra shipping days to get HBP.
Liz Mann - Dec 21, 2004 3:27 pm (#616 of 2984)
Thora - you could try and remember all the information we know so far about HBP. But it might give you a glazed look.
...when you are not ordering a copy of HBP because you plan to be at a bookstore at midnight to pick one up.
Thora - Dec 21, 2004 8:34 pm (#617 of 2984)
Liz- well at least I'd be happy in my thoughts, tee hee.
...when you couldn't possibly order the book online because there is no way you are missing a chance to wear your pointy hat, (perhaps I'll even change the decorations on it) and besides how often do you get to go to HP parties? I'll be there even if it means taking all three kids without my muggle husband, I did it with two last time... besides this is a chance to show them what's REALLY important in life.
Maybe I'll order the cd's online if it's a better price, nah, he may act like a muggle but he gets snippy when I'm further in the story than he is and he won't be able to stand the shipping time.
Anyway, I'll hush up now.
Julia. - Dec 21, 2004 10:05 pm (#618 of 2984)
...When you were woken up this morning by a phone call from Samanta telling you the release date!
...When you totally didn't mind beink woken up two and a half hours before you wanted to be by this joyous news!
...When you celebrated this news by waiting until everyone had left, putting on the CoS soundtrack very loudly, and dancing around the livingroom like the mad woman that I am.
...When you spent the entire day wearing a very silly grin, much like this one and telling the muggles who really didn't care, and were quite happy to do it!
Nicole Bloom - Dec 21, 2004 10:50 pm (#619 of 2984)
...when you had problems focusing on group processes for your social psyc exam because every time you see "group" you think of our trio.
...when you walked around all day with a smile, jumping from excitement and have your parents look at you funny. When I explained, they still looked at me funny.
Kerrie-Louise - Dec 22, 2004 2:01 am (#620 of 2984)
... when the local radio station proceeds to say that its rumoured that harry will stand trial and I feel the need to write and tell them to check the rumour page on Jo's website!
Thora - Dec 22, 2004 12:53 pm (#621 of 2984)
Kerrie-Louise, you really should you know, they need to check their facts.
...when you'd like to change your birthday so you can see your name typed by Jo's hand. That fan has to be dizzy with glee.
Dr Filibuster - Dec 22, 2004 2:13 pm (#622 of 2984)
Giraffes will never be the same again for that fan. LoL
YKYAHP/LFW.....you've spent the last couple of days telling people (even strangers) the good news, and are delighted that every single one of them knows already. One of the strangers was a toddler who couldn't possibly be able to read book 6.....well he was wearing a Hogwarts hat.
For some reason my behaviour reminded me of the 1st chapter of PS;
"Don't be sorry, my dear sir, for nothing could upset me today! Rejoice, for Half Blood Prince is written at last! Even muggles like yourself should be celebrating, this happy, happy day!"
YKYAHP/LFW....you know all your fellow forum members will be doing the same, and the thought makes you smile even more.
Has anyone gone a stage further and hugged strangers round the middle before walking off?
Elanor - Dec 22, 2004 2:30 pm (#623 of 2984)
LOL! Not yet Dr Filibuster! But I have to say that I considered doing it for a second and thought to that quote too while walking on the streets... But people were already giving me odd looks because I was smiling like mad at them, probably thinking "Do I know her?" or "Who is that crackpot?", so it was certainly safer that I didn't do it... LOL!
...when you are so happy that, while looking at the night outside, you would not be surprised to see flocks of owls or a downpour of shooting stars...
...when you realize that the shooting stars have to be there, in the eyes of your fellow forum members, all over the world! This is true magic.
Mare - Dec 22, 2004 4:02 pm (#624 of 2984)
When you sit behind a computer and actually look out of the window to see Elanors shooting stars... (they are rather pretty)
I have told several people, they were not really very interested...
I went to the lady in the bookstore, to pre-order my book, she told me I couldn't order it because she didn't have a title, number or date yet... I was shocked untill I realised she was talking about the translated version...
she put my name down, allthough I'm pretty sure she thought me a bit strange...
Julia. - Dec 22, 2004 8:45 pm (#625 of 2984)
LOL Sue, I've not hugged any random muggles yet.
...when you realize that the shooting stars have to be there, in the eyes of your fellow forum members, all over the world! This is true magic. --Elanor
I couldn't have said it better myself! Have a butterbeer! *hands Elanor butterbeer*
Thora - Dec 22, 2004 8:46 pm (#626 of 2984)
...when you are bored out of your mind while at your husband's friend's house and perk up when said husband asks if his friend ever read Lord of the Rings. You immediately ask if he's read all the HP books too and you get a weird look. Your husband tries to save face for you by saying that they should have been marketed to adults, and you defend the quality of the books while inside deciding these people are less worth your time than you previously thought. Sigh, at least I'm home on the Lexicon now...
dizzy lizzy - Dec 22, 2004 10:17 pm (#627 of 2984)
...Whilst telling your sister the good news, she buts in with the comment "all that fuss over a little book" and it makes you see real red and you get out of her house...fast.
...When you calm down and realise the only people who understand and share your joy are your fellow lexiconers and Harry potter fans.
Kerrie-Louise - Dec 23, 2004 1:35 am (#628 of 2984)
...When at 25 years old you find yourself having in depth discussions with your 9 and 11 year old brothers about why Harry Potter is real literature.
By the way Thora, on your advice I did write to the radio station!
Elanor - Dec 23, 2004 1:51 am (#629 of 2984)
Thanks Marè and Julia!
...when having a butterbeer with someone living thousands of kilometers from you seems as natural has having it at the local pub (and far more cheerful)!
...when you think as Thora and Lizzy do: we're at home here and name us all "The-People-Who-Know"!
septentrion - Dec 23, 2004 2:20 am (#630 of 2984)
...when being a Potty makes you feel like a wizard amongst Muggles
...when you join the "people-who-know" group and order a Butterbeer to join in the cheerness (right word ?)
...when people tell you they immediately thought of you when they heard on radio HBP will be released in July
...when you like your TV magazine of next week because it has HP on its cover (PS will be airing on France 2 channel Sunday evening)
septentrion - Dec 23, 2004 6:02 am (#631 of 2984)
...when you're delighted to see a article about HBP's release in your local newspaper with a coloured picture of SS to illustrate the article.
T Brightwater - Dec 23, 2004 6:37 am (#632 of 2984)
...when you think of Dumbledore every time you put on a pair of thick woolen socks.
Thora - Dec 23, 2004 7:07 am (#633 of 2984)
...when you must need to do another read through because you have no idea why people think of DD and not Dobby in reference to socks, is that awful or what?
Griffyn - Dec 23, 2004 9:37 am (#634 of 2984)
Thora, No need to go looking for it. It is in the SS, end of Chapter 12 (American edition page 214). They are talking about the Mirror of Erised. Here it goes:
"Sir-Professor Dumbledore? Can I ask you something?" "Obviously, you've just done so," Dumbledore smiled. "You may ask me one more thing, however." "What do you see when you look in the mirror?" "I? I see myself holding a pair of think, woolen socks." Harry Stared. "One can never have enough socks," said Dumbledore. "Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People insist on giving me books."
Thora - Dec 23, 2004 10:39 am (#635 of 2984)
...when you wish you could send DD some socks for Christmas and some for Dobby too.
Nicole Bloom - Dec 23, 2004 11:35 am (#636 of 2984)
...When you're glad that there's a snow storm outside (my GOSH, is there ever a lot of snow, I can't get out of my street!) because now you can spend the day browsing the forum!
azi - Dec 23, 2004 11:59 am (#637 of 2984)
Snow? I only have very bad gales at the moment. Snow is on the forecast though.
...when you have a dream that JKR on her site is going to show you 2 chapters of the book on christmas day, but then you think 'won't that spoil the book?' and then you check her site (in my sleep, not in real life) and are *really* disappointed. *sob* (This was after the release date was released by the way.) I have felt sad and depressed all day and didn't get up till 4pm. I predict I have withdrawl symptoms from lack of HP6.
...When you, along with all your forumers, are telling everyone you know the release date. I can't believe some people still don't know!
Liz Mann - Dec 23, 2004 4:10 pm (#638 of 2984)
...when one of the things you are most looking forward to on Christmas Day is watching Philosopher's Stone on BBC, even though you can watch it any time you like because you have it on both video and DVD.
Acceber - Dec 23, 2004 9:42 pm (#639 of 2984)
...when you're going to wake up early on Christmas morning and check the Forum to see if JKR updated her site.
...when your friend starts to tell you news she heard about HBP's release (knowing you're a Potty) and you blurt out, "Half-Blood Prince is coming out on July 16, 2005!"
...when you're annoyed at this release date because you'll be at camp and you won't be able to soak in the excitement of your fellow Forumers.
...when the two things you plan to spend most of your time on over vacation are writing fanfic and reading GoF.
Julia. - Dec 23, 2004 11:19 pm (#640 of 2984)
Awww, poor Becca. We'll have to be excited over owl post.
...When you are very excited because the shirt you ordered from Fan Fictionalley came in today! How do you guys think I'll look in this?
septentrion - Dec 24, 2004 1:13 am (#641 of 2984)
LOL ! You should look great with this Julia !
Liz Mann - Dec 24, 2004 4:34 am (#642 of 2984)
...when your Mum is moaning about Christmas-related things so you come on here to try and find a bit of Christmas cheer.
Veritaserum - Dec 24, 2004 10:43 am (#643 of 2984)
Dude, did you guys know there is a whole page on Wikipedia devoted to Harry Potter fans and shippers? We're in an encyclopedia!
dizzy lizzy - Dec 25, 2004 12:20 am (#644 of 2984)
about time we made it into a encyclopedia
Liz Mann - Dec 25, 2004 1:39 pm (#645 of 2984)
...when your favourite Christmas presents are The Ultimate Unofficial Guide to the Mysteries of Harry Potter, The Plot Thickens: Harry Potter Investigated by Fans for Fans, PS in Welsh (even though you don't know Welsh) and the lego set of Hogwarts castle (which is three quarters finished already).
...when you had been looking forward to the PS movie all day and really wanted your brother to watch it too because he has never seen it and expressed an interest.
...when you are really annoyed that not only did he miss the beginning up until The Leaky Cauldron because he was doing washing up, but he left again when Harry found the Hogwarts Express to go watch something upstairs with Dad, and didn't come back until the Quiddich match! (Muggle!)
...when that is what you call him inside your head.
...when you call your mother that too when she says Harry Potter is only more important than anything else to you.
...when after the movie finishes you come straight onto the forum to tell people who understand about your distinctly Muggle family.
Menopause Molly - Dec 25, 2004 2:25 pm (#646 of 2984)
...when you go to the late night Christmas Eve service and your friend on Worship Team gives you a present of Ice Mice!
Thora - Dec 25, 2004 5:29 pm (#647 of 2984)
...when you are using your only free hours today proving that the big peice of candy exists. I knew I could count on Jo.
Elanor - Dec 26, 2004 5:32 am (#648 of 2984)
...when the first thing you do on Christmas morning after opening and enjoying your presents is checking Jo's site and the Lexicon forum.
...when you want the forumers to be as happy as you are because they are your "magic family" and you are really glad to hear from them on that bright day.
...when you are touched to receive HP presents you didn't expect (cross-stitch HP models) and you're already planning to embroider a Hogwarts crest on your Gryffindor scarf.
...when another HP fan gives you a lovely medal because it reminded her of a Galleon (which you thought too at once) and wonder if she put a Protean Charm on it so that it could burn each time there will be an update on Jo's site...
septentrion - Dec 26, 2004 6:26 am (#649 of 2984)
I'm afraid the protean charm in this case will be the number of posts on JKR's website thread or TLC.
Marie E. - Dec 26, 2004 9:55 am (#650 of 2984)
...when your brother gives you Harry Potter toothpaste as a joke present and you really don't see the joke. In fact it was more like "Oh goody!".
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Julia. - Dec 26, 2004 11:35 am (#651 of 2984)
Lol Marie! I too have Harry Potter toothpaste, which I bought myself. I also reacted like "Oh goody!"
Eponine - Dec 26, 2004 12:34 pm (#652 of 2984)
When you meet someone named Ginny and are jealous that she has a HP name and you don't.
Nicole Bloom - Dec 26, 2004 12:39 pm (#653 of 2984)
...When you are severely angry because your local bookstore told you that they had no imformation about HBP and therefore could not put me on a reserve list.
...When you tell the local bookstore all of the current information and are angry when they still wouldn't put me on a reserve list.
...When you ask to see the manager in order to complain of a lack of a reserve list.
The giant squid - Dec 26, 2004 4:04 pm (#654 of 2984)
...when your brother gives you Harry Potter toothpaste as a joke present and you really don't see the joke. In fact it was more like "Oh goody!"--Marie E.
...When your sister fixates on the toothpaste, but the PoA poster she also recieved gets a "ho hum" reaction.
Marie E. - Dec 26, 2004 10:13 pm (#655 of 2984)
Ho-hum? Are you kidding? I've been bragging about that thing all over the place! For the purposes of this thread, however, it showed that I was really a nutty sort of fan if I was excited about toothpaste. For the record, he also gave me a Harry Potter barrel pen and three postcards. He is my bestest brother ever!
The giant squid - Dec 27, 2004 3:07 am (#656 of 2984)
Star Crossed - Dec 27, 2004 3:40 pm (#657 of 2984)
...when you are very proud of your muggle family, because both my grandmother and my cousin got me a paperback edition of OP.
...when you shriek in delight upon opening a gift of a sweater that was blue and gold(I pretended it was bronze. ) and shouted that you got a Ravenclaw sweater for Christmas! Your mother then teased you it was her alma mater colours instead, but you persisted that she was incorrect.
...when you do a HP puzzle that your best friend got you just because it was HP, even though you hate puzzles.
...when in the pet store, you and your father see a mouse running on one of those spinny wheel things. Your father asks, "Why do they do that?" You answer, "Oh, excerise, nothing better to do," And then under your breath you call them show offs like Ron. And then you look for a silver paw.
Ydnam96 - Dec 27, 2004 9:07 pm (#658 of 2984)
...when after a stressful day the only way you can think to unwind is a few minutes reading all the new posts on the forum. And taking solace in the fact that there are a group of people out there who enjoy HP as much as you do (and that makes you less *crazy*)
Julia. - Dec 27, 2004 9:13 pm (#659 of 2984)
Join the club Ydnam!
Thora - Dec 28, 2004 10:59 am (#660 of 2984)
... when you give your sister the complete set of paperbacks for chirstmas and she shrieks and kicks her legs in excitement. I love her.
...when you wish YOUR sister had time to post on the lexicon with you.
... when you are sitting on the links page of JKRowling.com compiling a list of the titles and your 2 year old son walks up and says "look Harry Potter" (I was so proud).
...when you check the Lexicon first thing in the morning and really wish your husband would find his own keys so you can read the posts. Accio keys and wallet. Scourgify snow from car, now leave me alone with my forum.
...when someone jokes they need a wand to get the christmas mess cleaned up and you recommend Alivans.
Elanor - Dec 28, 2004 1:29 pm (#661 of 2984)
...when your medieval town is covered with snow and you imagine for an instant that you're in Hogsmead.
...When you realize why "The Three Broomsticks" is always crowded in winter: you would definitely do with a hot toddy there today as well...
Liz Mann - Dec 28, 2004 5:10 pm (#662 of 2984)
...when you get into a rant with your mum when you read the following in the British newspaper The Daily Mail (which you guys should all know as the paper Uncle Vernon reads ):
The Church of England criticised the BBC for showing Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone on the most important day of the Christian calander.
The film adaptation of the best-selling J.K. Rowling novel features wizards and witchcraft which the Church says is 'unsuitable for children at the best of times'.
Ha! Well, tough on them, because the film got the fifth highest ratings on Christmas Day.
Caput Draconis - Dec 29, 2004 1:38 am (#663 of 2984)
Rant away Liz, cause that is the stupidist thing I've ever heard. Bah. I salute you.
...When you have to slow down and lean on a wall when a friend tells you they have not yet seen PoA the movie.
...When you discover a giant Azkaban cutout is too big to fit in your small red bubble of a car, so instead of giving up on or damaging it you decide to walk the kilometer or so home, up a couple of hills, in a windstorm, in order to keep said giant cutout in your house. Yay.
septentrion - Dec 29, 2004 1:51 am (#664 of 2984)
...when even so you're Catholic, you don't understand the reaction of the Church (BTW Liz, do you speak of the Anglican Church ?).
...when you try a new shampoo which is written in French and English on its bottle and you want to rant because it's written "for oily hair" : don't they know the proper expression is "greasy hair" ?
Thora - Dec 29, 2004 8:19 am (#665 of 2984)
Well oily hair is the way the shampoo companies would put it, greasy hair is more what one would say unfavorably, like "that guy is so disgusting, greasy hair, dirt under his nails..."
...when yet again you check the Lexicon before breakfast. Who needs food right?
Edit:EEEEEEKKKK look at my post number! Ha ha
Emily - Dec 29, 2004 9:06 am (#666 of 2984)
Septentrion- I think the article was talking about the Anglican Church, or at least that's what I thought I read. I am in St. Mungoe's for a reason, though...
...when you only got 3 HP gifts for Christmas (ooh, I sound like Dudley there, Sorry!) but I really, really like all of them.
Edited to add: ...Obviously.
Elanor - Dec 29, 2004 9:59 am (#667 of 2984)
...when you have a friend called Olympe -no kidding- and you think to Hagrid each time you see her because the sentence "she's somethin' when she's roused, Olympe..." could have been written for her...
Liz Mann - Dec 29, 2004 1:41 pm (#668 of 2984)
It was the Church of England.
septentrion - Dec 30, 2004 7:51 am (#669 of 2984)
...when you wish you had some Floo Powder because your car is (again) out of order
...when you hang Elanor's HBP calendar at work and everyone know at once it was you who hanged it. I've asked them not to "unhang" it before July 16th.
...when even though "oily hair" is the proper expression in English, you maintain they should use "greasy hair" because it'd make you think to your favorite potions master. Not that I really need such an allusion to think of him, but the more the better
Elanor - Dec 30, 2004 9:15 am (#670 of 2984)
...when you're so proud that Septentrion hang that calendar! (er... it goes till a certain event at the end of July BTW, not that I would put pressure on you... )
...when you wake up thinking to Mr Ollivander's name meaning and find it the most natural thing in the world...
...when your brother tells you he thinks you're a little touched because of your HP/Lex forum obsession but he adds that it is great to be touched sometimes and you're very proud of him!
septentrion - Dec 30, 2004 9:45 am (#671 of 2984)
not that I would put pressure on you...
Thanks Elanor, Marè is already working on it I still don't know yet if I'll attend Accio...
Eponine - Dec 30, 2004 12:40 pm (#672 of 2984)
When you're highly offended that the book store in the mall doesn't have banners, signs, balloons, fireworks or anything announcing the release date of HBP.
Star Crossed - Dec 30, 2004 2:10 pm (#673 of 2984)
...when you are insanely proud of your book store for having signs announcing the date.
Joyce - Dec 30, 2004 4:12 pm (#674 of 2984)
... when you get your parents to buy you the time turner for your birthday and you wonder why it's not working when you turn it around. And you have to admit that it might come because you are a ... m..... (and you cannot get that m-word out of your mouth).
... when you've read all the posts in this thread and you can't stop smiling and nodding every time you read something you regocnise (which is in every post you read).
... when you want to translate the Lexicon into Dutch, so many more people can read the wonderful info it contains.
... when you say something to your parents or friend they don't know, they say "Is that something Harry Potter related again?". And you have to admit that it is.
... when you are moving and when someone asks you in which colors you will be painting you immediately say green and grey because those are the colors of your favorite house. I am moving at this moment and I am painting the walls grey and I am looking for dark green curtains. And with the huge amount of HP merchandise I have, my house will look like a HP museum or something. Which is a natural environment for me to be happy. Wouldn't you be?
Edit: I know the colors are green and silver, but if you use light grey for the walls, they look like silver.
Liz Mann - Dec 30, 2004 4:38 pm (#675 of 2984)
Slytherin's colours are green and silver.
Nicole Bloom - Dec 30, 2004 4:54 pm (#676 of 2984)
... When your friend asks you how your holiday was and you say the best thing you got was a release date for HBP.
... When she shakes her head at you and tells you that you are obsessed and you answer, "rightfully so."
... When friends, co-workers and believe it or not, professors come to you for the lastest Harry info and you tell them all the news beeming with pride.
Acceber - Dec 30, 2004 7:40 pm (#677 of 2984)
...when the only thing on your calendar for 2005 is 'HALF BLOOD PRINCE!' on July 16th.
...when you are outraged that you did not get a single HP gift for Chanukah.
...when this is even more distressing considering you wrote "something Harry" on your want list.
...when the fact that your birthday's in a month calms you down slightly.
...when you are exchanging unwanted holiday gifts in your local mall, see Hot Topic, and remember the discussion about their HP merchandise on this thread a while ago.
...when you go in and look around just because of that discussion.
...when you buy a Sirius pin. It's stuck into my bulletin board currently for lack of a better place.
Thora - Dec 30, 2004 8:10 pm (#678 of 2984)
...when your sister who works 12 hours a day tells you she's half way though the OotP that you gave her monday and you exclaim "your the best you know that?" she replies "well I don't know how being obsessed with Harry Potter makes me the best, but thank you." and you think she really needs the lexicon in her life.
...when she then tells you she thought about the books all through painting her apartment and your very very proud.
Couldn't you just hug her?
Ydnam96 - Dec 30, 2004 9:03 pm (#679 of 2984)
When you laugh reading the posts above cause you too went into a Hot Topic store (which I'm really not a fan of) just to see the HP stuff.
When you were depressed that they didn't have any shirts that would fit an adult female (who's not anorexic that is). What, do they think only children are fans?
When you are so excited to hear that Warner Bros. has a museum in Burbank that has a whole HP floor cause you live not too far from there and now know what you'll be doing on your next day off of work
Joyce - Dec 31, 2004 5:34 am (#680 of 2984)
When you are really jealous of Ydnam96 for being able to go to the Warner Bros. museum, and immediately starts google to see where Burbank is and how much it will cost you to go there.
Liz Mann - Dec 31, 2004 9:30 am (#681 of 2984)
...when you see a clothes shop called Evans and think, "Oh, so now we know what Lily's family did for a living."
...when you are slightly proud of yourself for thinking this.
...when you are thinking about posting it on this thread at the exact same time as you're thinking the above.
septentrion - Dec 31, 2004 11:24 am (#682 of 2984)
...when you're upset they didn't speak of GoF on radio although they were speaking of the coming movies in 2005
...when you're currently rereading GoF and can't wait to see the struggle between Veelas and Leprechauns on big screen (if that scene hasn't been deleted...).
...when midnight on New Year's Day means one day less to wait for HBP
T Brightwater - Dec 31, 2004 5:18 pm (#683 of 2984)
...when a streetlight goes out as you drive past it, and your husband says "Someone got a Put-Outer for Christmas."
Elanor - Jan 1, 2005 1:35 am (#684 of 2984)
...when, during a New Year's Eve party, a balloon knocks your glasses off your nose and you're desperately trying to find them, though you can't see them, before someone puts his foot on them. When you're relieved someone gives them back to you and then think to Harry in the PoA movie.
...when, this morning, you wish you could perform an "Oculus reparo" charm because one side-piece of the said glasses has been bent in the process and you will have to wait till Tuesday for them to be fixed. Where is my wand when I need it?
...when you still find something positive in it: with your lopsided glasses, you think you must look like McGonagall in OotP, that is cool! **searching for a tartan dressing gown**
...when at midnight, on New Year's Eve/Day, you think: "2005, the HBP year" and that all around the world there are forumers who will think that too when it will be midnight for them! Harry new year everybody!
azi - Jan 1, 2005 7:21 am (#685 of 2984)
...When, although you don't like the HP movies, you are surprised to discover the PoA film hasn't made it onto the top 10 films of the year as voted for by Radio 1 listeners.
...when you feel jealous that Elanor has broken glasses because you want to look like McGonagall too. Mind you, I'd be pretty annoyed if my glasses were broken, I wouldn't be able to see the computer screen.
Liz Mann - Jan 1, 2005 11:24 am (#686 of 2984)
...When, although you don't like the HP movies, you are surprised to discover the PoA film hasn't made it onto the top 10 films of the year as voted for by Radio 1 listeners. - azi
...when you think the reason for that must be that I people might not vote for it because they don't want to admit they like it, because it can't possibly be anything else.
Veritaserum - Jan 1, 2005 10:32 pm (#687 of 2984)
...when playing Scene it, you and your cousin get a HP question, and you are referred to as the Potter twins all night
freshwater - Jan 2, 2005 3:26 am (#688 of 2984)
...when you are dashing out of the door at the last minute, wondering why you never seem to get things together the night before, and then realize that at least you have something in common with the Weasleys.
Elanor - Jan 2, 2005 11:21 am (#689 of 2984)
...when you had your first HP dream last night and you want to tell you about: I was with Ron and we were near a big house in which we knew Grawp was locked up. We searched and saw he was in a sort of cellar. We were trying to give him some food through a kind of basement window when I woke up. Boo hoo! I will never know if we would have released him or not!
...when Azi's post made you laugh: fortunately my glasses are not broken, just bent, which gives me an odd look but I can still use them, phew!
Nicole Bloom - Jan 2, 2005 12:11 pm (#690 of 2984)
...While reading "The Secret Garden" for my children's literature class, I came upon the part when Colin is introduced, "I am Colin Craven." I miss read it as Colin Creevy and it was 5 pages later until I laughed at my mistake.
Czarina II - Jan 2, 2005 12:38 pm (#691 of 2984)
When you see a photo of a white ferret on a calendar and exclaim "Draco!" in the store.
Acceber - Jan 2, 2005 2:14 pm (#692 of 2984)
...when you see a Potter Road while in the car and wonder who (or what) lives there.
...when you had two dreams last night that you remember and you're disappointed they weren't Harry dreams.
...when you're having a conversation with your friend about books, she says offhandedly how she thinks the Harry books aren't very well written, and you have to restrain yourself from yelling at her.
Eponine - Jan 2, 2005 6:48 pm (#693 of 2984)
When you're absolutely thrilled that on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, they're making over a house for a family that has a blind autistic child, and they give him a whole shelf of braille books. The one they pulled off the shelf was OotP! I hope he enjoys it!
Ludicrous Patents Office - Jan 2, 2005 7:51 pm (#694 of 2984)
That's really neat Eponine
When you check Leaky several times a day to see the countdown.
When you cannot sign up for a triathlon race on July 16 or 17.
Julia. - Jan 2, 2005 9:39 pm (#695 of 2984)
I saw that too Eponie. I was very excited by that!
Becca, why didn't you yell at her?!
Nicole Bloom - Jan 2, 2005 10:49 pm (#696 of 2984)
...While loving the last few precious hours before school starts, all you are doing is reading posts on the forum because with a new semester starting tomorrow you don't know the next time you'll be able to think about Harry.
septentrion - Jan 3, 2005 2:32 am (#697 of 2984)
...when you dream that with the extended version of LotR movies you're waiting for, you have a HP DVD with them, though you don't know what the content of that DVD is because it's a complete (good) surprise.
Dr Filibuster - Jan 3, 2005 12:37 pm (#698 of 2984)
I can hear the tv in the background whilst I'm on here.
"Carry On Screaming" has just begun. I heard the word "Potter" and flicked the screen on.
It's a young Jim Dale playing a character called Mr Potter. He lives at Hogsmere Road and is talking to a detective called Slowbottom.
Edit: now someody has been killed in a flooded toilet. The bad guy has found a way to live when he should be dead. Perhaps we should study the Carry On films for more clues?
Thora - Jan 3, 2005 6:03 pm (#699 of 2984)
Hmmm sounds like a candidate for the pop culture thread.
Eponine - Jan 3, 2005 6:44 pm (#700 of 2984)
When your husband has YKYAHPF moments...
Whenever someone says somethings a clean sweep, he wants to respond, "No, it's a Nimbus 2000"
When you're very proud of yourself for so thoroughly indoctrinating him.
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