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Favorite part of new Harry Potter trailer?

Posted by Melissa
May 03, 2011, 11:55 PM
The romantic good vs. evil swan dive
519 (15%)
The "mother" of all duels
1244 (36%)
The Knights of Hogwarts
515 (15%)
Dropped Dead Fred
588 (17%)
Something else!
531 (15%)
  3397 votes in total


839 Points

Asti, yay!!! But… do I have to fake a British accent? Cause for some reason, people tend to laugh when I do that… :|

Deanie, LOL Sounds good to me. After meeting me, they’ll realize exactly why nobody talks about that side of the family. ;)

LH, Never?? In grade school, every year I had certain books I had to read, and I usually had to do reports on them, plus they would give us a math packet. I never minded the math and the reading, but the book reports were annoying. Then when I started high school, I just had to read the books, although some teachers do ask us to keep a journal on them. Until I started taking AP subjects that is…. \-..-/ Stupid overacheiving…
Yes, Harry always had to do homeowrk over the summer. Except the Dursleys liked to firbid him from doing it. Wish my parents would stop me doing homework…

Posted by Hermione Weasley on August 31, 2011, 08:45 PM report to moderator
839 Points

Graymayne, me neither. :( I keep checking my e-mail about every 5 minutes. Then logging in just in case the website decides to screw up and let me in anyway. And then spending several minutes banging my head on the wall. I think I’m slowly going insane…

Posted by Hermione Weasley on August 31, 2011, 08:53 PM report to moderator
245 Points

I even attended Catholic schools 4th through 12th. When that last bell rang the last day we were free, free, free until the next school year started. So it is not a matter of private vs public schools.

Posted by Lady Hawke on August 31, 2011, 10:58 PM report to moderator
1884 Points

I have heard from MISTIC. She was out of power until Monday evening. Trees in her neighbors yards came down across the power lines. She had some flooding but only in her yard. It didn’t reach her house.

I did get the carpet put down. It looks pretty good considering I didn’t have the proper tools. It’s a good thing I got it done as my daughter will be here tomorrow. I wish I could get mine down soon for my bedroom but it will cause a big mess moving everything out of the bedroom. I will wait until we get straighten up from Jennifer’s moving in and then I will do it. I have had the big roll of carpet in the storage room but it was too big and heavy for me to move by myself. As it was, it took 5 people to get it outside to unroll it and cut off the pieces I would need. I now have the cut pieces here downstairs. Individual pieces are easier to move.

Posted by Cool G on August 31, 2011, 11:46 PM report to moderator
85 Points

Sorry I have not been here in awhile. I have been so busy with registration and the beginning of the school year. I just come home cook and go to bed. I am exhausted all the time. I haven’t caught up but I will over the weekend. Till then sing “I Will Survive” for me. I need it as my mantra. =(

Posted by Madame Minerva on September 01, 2011, 12:26 AM report to moderator
839 Points

MM!!!!!!!!!!! {{{{HUGGY}}}} We were worried about you!!!!!!!

Posted by Hermione Weasley on September 01, 2011, 12:56 AM report to moderator
1040 Points

{{{{{HUGS}}}}} for MM! I’m glad you checked in, I was getting worried! Try to take it easy even in the midst of the back-to-school craziness.

My girls both had summer homework, but only for AP classes. The only year I did was for an AP English class – lots of reading involved in that one, we had to start early.

Rhiannon and I met up with Cordelia tonight up in Seattle. She is SUCH a sweetheart! We had a great time gabbing away in the Elephant & Castle pub, which felt very appropos. :) She’s off to CA tomorrow, but she managed to see quite a lot while she was here. We’re hoping she decides to make Seattle her new home, so fingers crossed. :) We did get a pic, so I’m sure it will be on CC soon. Castle meet ups are some of my very favorite things!

I’m not really here, though, just running through very quickly. The son has class photos tomorrow, and paying all the fees, etc., getting ready for the year to start, which I completely forgot about. So I don’t get to stay up late reading and then sleep in. sigh I also promised LP I’d take her driving tomorrow, so I better have my wits about me! LOL Those of you in the Pacific Northwest have been warned…

Have a great night everyone! :)

Posted by Headmistress LemonFaerie on September 01, 2011, 04:08 AM report to moderator
925 Points

Morning all! After several grey days the sun is shining and the temperatures are expected to rise from their current coolness. This is good but as an HP fan I can only mourn the fact that today is the start of term at Hogwarts and I haven’t received my Pottermore letter. I’ve no books,parchment, quills, gown, wand, pet or galleons so I can’t even lunch at the Leaky Cauldron. What I do have is laundry so I suppose I had better get on with real life (_sighs).

Lemon Faerie I’m delighted that you and Rhiannon were able to meet Cordelia and have a good natter. I look forward to the pics (blushes guiltily).

MM Glad to see you back!!

Must dash, I have an appointment with my washing machine:(

Posted by Graymayne on September 01, 2011, 06:02 AM report to moderator
1623 Points

Morning all!

Just a quick hello before I head into work. Ugh, I’m tired of training! I want my desk back to myself and I want my time back to myself so I can keep up with everything online! I’ve definitely been spoiled; I’ve come to rely so much on being able to break up the day by popping in and out of my various sites. It makes me not dread going to work…but today I am dreading it – it’s going to be another very long day. :(

Happy first day of Hogwarts! Despite working furiously to finish off the school project once and for all (I’m down to having to clean up the formatting and gathering all the appendices so my partner can finish the table of contents and print it all out.), I’m going to make myself take a break tonight to finally enter Pottermore. (Ooh, my phone’s autocorrect has already learned Pottermore!) I was originally going to wait to do my sorting until I’d read that part with my nephew, but the timing today is too perfect, and I’ll take the opportunity to sort on Sept 1 like a real Hogwarts student. :D

Okay, got to run; I want to get into work as early as possible so I can have a few quiet minutes to myself before my trainee shows up. She’s not supposed to be in until 8, but she shows up earlier every day. I suppose it’s a good thing, but I really lookf forward to my alone time to get organized in the morning, so it’s frustrating to have someone already looking over my shoulder the moment I walk in the door!

Posted by Bookworm Jen on September 01, 2011, 07:31 AM report to moderator
857 Points

Jen I understand! My PH tends to wander over and just watch me work, then she tells me I did it wrong and sorts through the papers on my desk and says things like, “you need to do this right away” and before I can even click open the program from the tray area is handing me another thing and saying the same thing.

By the time she goes away, I have 15 things that must be done first! And I am, once again, totally confused! I’m not sure about her, but I only have two hands, two eyes and one brain! ;)

Enough of my ranting. Off to try and be productive before she wanders by! ;)

Posted by Deanie on September 01, 2011, 09:23 AM report to moderator
1884 Points


Here I was wondering how far my daughters had got this morning when I recieved a phone call. Not only had they not got on the road, they were arguing about it. They called me to settle the arguement. The elder daughter has to be back here for an early appointment in the morning. Everything would not fit in the truck so Jennifer had rented another smaller truck to take up the difference. The elder daughter did not want to wait to pick up and load the smaller truck. So I finally told her just to get on the road. They had cell phones and Jennifer would probably catch up with her. Not the best solution but at least that got them moving instead of argueing. What they had left to load was things that couldn’t be left for another trip. Not great planning. I just don’t know where she will put everything when they get here. I know part of it will stay here but will the rest fit in the storage building she rented? I was told she had gotten rid of a lot of things so what was left should have fitted into the 26 foot truck.

So now I think I need to move things around in the storage part of downstairs to make more room. I thought I had left enought room for her to put the things she will need but after my conversation with the girls, I would say I didn’t leave near enought room. Lol

Posted by Cool G on September 01, 2011, 10:02 AM report to moderator
245 Points

COOLG, that is funny they still need mama to mediate. You may wish you had refurbished the bigger house. It sounds as if your daughter has more issues with separating from her possessions than you do. I don’t know how I would make room for anyone else here. I don’t have room for my stuff, much less someone else’s stuff.

Maybe you can add a room to the house.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 01, 2011, 10:11 AM report to moderator
245 Points

JEN, that is a very good excuse to allow you to get into Pottermore earlier than you had intended. I really don’t understand how you have been strong enough to stay out of there this long. The rest of us would have pounced on it, stayed up late and gone without sleep, and paid for our lack of self control.

DEANIE, you should make the PH commit to what items out of all the “priorities” actually is the priority.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 01, 2011, 10:15 AM report to moderator
245 Points

I meant to mention this. There was an article in a local city entertainment magazine/newspaper about the local theatre awards. It was a review of why many shows this season were overlooked in the nominations. I have copied a paragragh and a follow up sentence so you will understand why the reference is used and so you can see how HP vocabulary is creeping into the semantics outside our world.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Let’s start with the big one and get all the haters out to tell me why I’m wrong. Michael Ching’s operatic adaptation of Shakespeare’s fairy story was an ambitious, risky collaboration between Playhouse on the Square and Opera Memphis and it’s all but MIA at the Ostranders. The music direction nod feels like a halfhearted gesture acknowledging that original opera isn’t easy and an all vocal beatbox-driven go at a classic is just this side of vainglorious. Wigs and makeup? Give me a break. This show proved, if nothing else, that Memphis’s theater artists are contenders, able to create original product on par with the imports and endless revivals that fill our seasons.

What it’s got going against it:

1. It’s an opera, duh. Oh, and it’s a collaborative effort. (Mudbloodedness shouldn’t be a reason but I’ve honestly heard that complaint.)

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 01, 2011, 10:31 AM report to moderator
245 Points

I’m off to take my father to rehab.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 01, 2011, 01:00 PM report to moderator
1884 Points

Lady Hawke It doesn’t matter how old they get (42 & 39) when they are together it is like when they were teenagers. Lol. The elder daughter just wanted to get going. She knew it would be 5 hours or more before Jennifer would be ready to go. So she is about half way here and Jennfier hasn’t left yet. Usually Jennifer leaves around 5AM but circumstances didn’t allow for this early start. I have one whole wall free to put her stand up freezer and fridge. The kids are finally going to bring my chest freezer and my shelf with all my can goods. They said they needed to get it here before Jennifer took up the place for them with her stuff. I could have used some of my food and the freezer room before now.

I did put on a roast this morning before I knew they wouldn’t be here on time. I guess they can eat it seperately. Lol My brother came by a few minutes ago. He had bought a portable CD player and couldn’t get it to work. After messing with it, I told him to take it back because the batteries weren’t making any connection. I replaced them with new and it still wouldn’t work and yes I had it turned on. So it had a problem either with the battery compartment or with the switches. Either way, he needed a different one.

Posted by Cool G on September 01, 2011, 01:26 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

First day of the new term… Can’t wait for the feast tonight! :+p

Posted by Won_Two on September 01, 2011, 03:58 PM report to moderator
857 Points

Cool G Could it just be that the girls don’t know how to pack a truck? My DS will insist that nothing more will fit in the car and I can go unpack it and repack it so there is still room for other things. I think it is either a natural knack or we moved so much when I was a child that I just learned so young that it seems natural. ;)

At least cold roast makes very good sandwiches. ;)

Lady Hawke I hope his rehab goes well and that he does so wel that he is released weeks ahead of schedule. ;)

I actually feel like I got a few things accomplished today. ;)

Posted by Deanie on September 01, 2011, 04:42 PM report to moderator
106 Points

Good evening!

I am now looking forward to 3 days off…….. and I’ve only been back at work for 2 1/2 days! Yay!

I am surprised how slow the entry emails to Pottermore are arriving. There are still only 142 000 on there, out of the million early registrations.

CoolG, your posts about your daughters made me chuckle guiltily. I am 40, my sister is almost 35, and my Mum dreads meeting us to go shopping together! We get on very very well, but bitch about each other, and tease each other all the time, and drive Mum to distraction. After every trip, she swears she’ll never take us out together again, but she always relents!
I hope your daughters turn up eventually!
And it is primarily YOUR home; make sure you’re not swamped by all your daughter’s stuff. xx
I am relieved Mistic is ok.

Jen, getting Sorted today is just perfect. I’m looking forward to hearing where you were placed.

Lemon, I am very impressed that you took pictures! I still can’t believe that Graymayne and I didn’t! I am looking forward to seeing them, and am delighted to hear you had a great time.
And I agree. I have been lucky enough to meet with 3 Leaky Peeps, (the rest of you are on my list, lol!) and every time has been so so special. Real magic.

MM, I’m relieved to see you, and hope the work madness dies down soon. How is your MIL?

HW, you’ll be an object of fascination with an American accent, so you can talk in your real voice when you move over here. I’ll just say you’re a really distant part of the family!

Posted by asti on September 01, 2011, 04:59 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

I am getting the sinking feeling that the actual beta testing will be over, and that by the time the letter finally does come, I / we may just end up serving as “sandbags” to test the Pottermore servers ability to take the “weight” of heavy traffic loads… :+\

Posted by Won_Two on September 01, 2011, 06:56 PM report to moderator
1884 Points

Won I have had that feeling myself for some time ever since they said it may be the end of September before some get in.

One of my daughters has made it here. She has already come and gone. The truck is out front waiting for Jennifer to get here to start unloading. She forgot to give Wanda the key to the lock before she left. Of course they made up before she left as I knew they would. Lol Jennifer is only a little over half way so it will be midnight before she gets here.

My other kids who were bringing my food and freezer have not made it yet. They probably won’t come now until tomorrow evening since Jennifer won’t be here until so late.

Asti I haven’t paid for 3 commercial dumpster loads to be hauled off to let Jennifer overwhelm me with her things. She has her bedroom and we will put her appliances that need to be kept plugged in downstairs in the mudroom. We are using her couch since it makes a bed. I had to throw away my couch that makes a bed. Mine other one is still at my daughters. She wants to keep it for company. We will use her cook stove since it is electric and mine is gas. Other than that, the rest of her stuff will have to go to storage.Oh I did tell her to leave out my pots and pans because I would need them. Between both my daughters, I was left with very little to cook with. Beth did give me back a few of them and my dishes but she kept a lot of my cooking stuff. That was ok since I knew I had a complete set that Jennifer took and really didn’t need. Now her clothes will be a different matter. She has more clothes than anyone I know. The extra will have to go in my storage room where she has access to them but they won’t all fit in her bedroom. Heck all my clothes won’t fit in my bedroom. For now most of my winter clothes are in the storage room in containers. When winter gets here, I will just have to swap them out. Lol I had to throw away my clothes cabinet that had shelves where I use to keep them.

Posted by Cool G on September 01, 2011, 08:00 PM report to moderator
1884 Points

MM Thanks for checking in. We were worried about you.

Posted by Cool G on September 01, 2011, 08:42 PM report to moderator
56 Points

Won_Two, regarding septicemia, your friend was lucky he had medication administered quickly. And you are right, he should have been treated in the ICU (for complications associated with, plus the stay would have been quite prolonged) had he been in near fatal conditions. I think he may have translated the term ‘potentially fatal’ with near fatal.

Back to lurking.

Posted by Josephine on September 01, 2011, 09:28 PM report to moderator
245 Points

DEANIE, I am a master packer as well. I grew up watching my father pack the car for three week driving trips. He also worked for the post office and was very good at packing boxes for shipment.

When I worked for the doctor we had satellite offices in other smaller surrounding cities but they were not set up with equipment so we had to carry portable equipment with us. Four or five of us would load up in the car and go staff one of the extra offices one day a week. I was quickly the one assigned to packing the trunk. Everyone would haul out what they needed to take and leave it with me because I could make everything fit. I think you have to have an eye to visualizing how it all fits together like pieces of a puzzle. Some people don’t have a clear idea of space and mass.

COOLG, did Wanda eat before she left? Did you eat with her? I’m sorry Jennifer is running so late, especially since she is driving a truck.

Let’s see. I’ve met DEANIE, LEMON, JEN, FELIPE, RHIANNON, and the families of each of them which do include LEMON PRINCESS and LEMON DROP.

I know DEANIE and PB have met a lot of the old regulars who don’t come here anymore. DEANIE has also met KORIE.

COOLG, have you met anyone yet? I don’t think MM has either but you’ve both talked to people.

WON I don’t think you’ve met anyone, have you?

MM, I’m so glad you have showed up. I had to stop myself from calling you yesterday during the day just to see if you would answer your phone.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 01, 2011, 09:33 PM report to moderator
245 Points

If all goes well I will get to be home tomorrow. My friend who went to Orlando with us is coming in for the weekend so I will be off with her, probably my daughter too.

So, tomorrow I am going to make a roast and some veggies so I will have food to feed my DS while he stays at home to study.

I feel guilty when I abandon him but if I stayed home he would study and come out to eat and the rest of the time I would have to try to be quiet and keep my daughter quiet. It is not a fun way of spending a long weekend.

So, I will try to make myself feel less guilty by making sure he doesn’t go hungry.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 01, 2011, 10:55 PM report to moderator
1884 Points

Deanie I think the problem was she wasn’t supervising the loading of the truck. She knows how to load as I do. She was still in the house and left the loading to her helpers. At least that is what I am hoping since I will be helping to unload things. Another problem was although she got rid of a lot of things, she didn’t get rid of as much as she should have. I can understand why since I had to do the same thing several months ago.

I took the time to put my office things away since I put up my desk. It free up two more shelves but now I am tired. At least now it will be easier to find my office supplies. Looking for things in boxes is not the best way to find things.

Posted by Cool G on September 01, 2011, 11:26 PM report to moderator
1623 Points

GAH! So I just spent 2 hours in Pottermore, trying to go slowly, but sort of hurrying through in my eagerness to get to the sorting. I know I’ll need to go back and take my time to more carefully read everything and explore.

I got my wand: Poplar with Phoenix Feather Core, 10 inches, unyielding, and based on the descriptions of each element, I’m quite pleased with it. I’ll now have to check out the various sites, like Alivans and the one Leaky uses (I forget the name right now.) to see if they offer custom wands in that combination. I’m not sure if the wand questions are the same for everyone, but I did take screen shots of each one and will clean them up then post the files either on CC or at the new castle if it’s possible to upload files there.

Eventually I finally got to the sorting, and was going through the questions very slowly and carefully, really thinking about my answers to each one. (I also took screen shots of these, including each possible answer.) So, I get to what I assume is the end because when I click on the button to confirm my answer to the question, it’s taking a while for the next page to load. My heart was pounding; I hadn’t quite expected to be so nervous. And then… and then… I GET THE DAMN PURPLE POTTERMORE IS UNAVAILABLE MESSAGE!!! ARGH!!! I haven’t been able to get back into the site now, so I have no idea if my answers took and I’ve already been sorted, or if I’m going to have to start over. And if I do have to start over, will I have the same questions? I’m going to post this and go try again.

Posted by Bookworm Jen on September 01, 2011, 11:36 PM report to moderator
1623 Points

SQUEE! I’m in Ravenclaw!

When I finally got back into the site, it automatically brought be to my profile page, and I thought, “This looks different.” It took a moment to realize the background was blue, and for a split second I was thinking I was somehow back on a Leaky page before I realized that the eagle crest was there at the top and it said Ravenclaw. I had a moment of excitement, followed by a moment of disappointment, thinking that I had missed the welcome message. But then I clicked on the chapter title at the bottom of the page and that’s when I got my Congratulations and welcome messages. I’m so happy!

I’ve always sorted on the “fake” tests between Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff, and while I leaned toward Ravenclaw, I always felt I was probably more of a Hufflepuff. I’d pretty much expected that’s where I’d be…and that would have been okay too, especially since Sue Upton had kind of made being a Hufflepuff cool. :) But it’s nice to have Ravenclaw confirmed; now I’ll be able to claim it as my own without feeling slightly guilty, as if I picked it but didn’t really belong.

And now I’m off to bed. I was supposed to finish off my school project tonight, but it’s much too late now; I didn’t expect to spend so much time on Pottermore. I’ll get up early tomorrow to put the finishing touches on before I head out to babysit. I want to send the file off to my partner so I can at least enjoy the final weekend of summer without it hanging over me. She’s going to print it up and drop it off when she’s on campus for class on Tuesday. So it won’t be “officially” turned in until then, but once I send it to her, my part should be done, barring any disasters or errors that may suddenly appear.

Posted by Bookworm Jen on September 02, 2011, 12:22 AM report to moderator
245 Points

Oops! POTTERMORE made JEN curse… Not a good sign…

It made LEMON curse and now JEN. It is equal opportunity cursing across types.

CONGRATULATIONS, JEN, on getting Ravenclaw!

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 02, 2011, 02:24 AM report to moderator
245 Points

ASTI, I was thinking about a series of books I think you should try. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned them before but they seem particularly appropriate for you. They are nice, comfort read type of books. There are about nine books in the original series and now there is a new series of two so far. The main character is an Episcopal (Anglican) priest in a small mountain town in North Carolina. The first book starts as he turns 62 years old and his comfortable, non challenging life changes out of the blue. The story of Father Tim is interlaced with all the ongoings of the people of the town and in the church. The first book is AT HOME IN MITFORD by Jan Karon. I’m certain they would be available on Kindle.

Posted by Lady Hawke on September 02, 2011, 09:13 AM report to moderator
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