Sunday, November 25, 2007
I'm so excited for this, I can not even contain myself--I love fanfiction, and this seems like a really elaborate one that I can't wait to dive right into. I'm checking the page every day for updates. (If you happen to live under a rock and don't know yet, you can check this page at www.elderscrossing.com)
Also, on a related note, what's the deal with this JKR/SVA lawsuit, anyway? I've still got mixed opinions on it... Hm.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Anyway, I entered the JKR and the Moonlight Signing contest. Maybe I'll win, maybe I won't. I'm thinking probably the latter.
Finally gotten over PotterCast not calling me back. I sent in a story for Melissa's book, though, and she got back to me--Said she liked it. I'm not resentful it took awhile to reply; I understand Melissa's a busy woman, with Leaky and PotterCast and this summer and--
It's here! The Summer of 7 is finally here, and I'm thoroughly stoked. Computer or not, WE HAVE A BOOK, A MOVIE, A VIDEO GAME, AND NOW A THEME PARK TO LOOK FORWARD TO?
To take a quote from Leaky's poll: "I'm going to combust in a shiny white ball of excitement. Thanks, WB and Jo, for killing me."
To talk a bit more about PotterCast, well, Sad pandas, everyone: o more Conundrums! It was wrapped up in PC 91 and now... Well, I'm a little sad, I am. I've actually got people at my school saying "Sad pandas" and "Aww, it's the end," at the end of classes and stuff.
And this is a lengthy and boring blog post with no entertainment value whatsoever. So, go to YouTube and watch "slytherin nail", Vote for PotterCast and SpinnersCast on Podcast Alley, and have a GREAT SUMMER!
PS. PotterCast, WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MOVIE TRAILER BLOG CHALLENGE? I'm gonna repost my video, just to be sure that it gets seen. Just in case it's still on. *wink*
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Anyway. Good show even if I wasn't on it. And as for the other call-ins... meh, they had some pretty good theories. I guess. I'm just a little disappointed is all. Really.
Anyhoo, I had a dream the other night that it was July 21st, and I had missed the release party (gasp!). I was at a bookshop to pick up DH, and they had only a few copies leftover from the night before. I was trying to decide whether I should get the deluxe or normal edition, when I flipped open the front pages to find that there was one chapter in the entire book, entitled "Harry and Voldemort have tea with Dobby" and it was a 784-page-long description of the lovely tablecloth Dobby had chosen for the occasion. All the copies were the same. I woke up almost in tears, and vowed to never, EVER eat pizza before going to bed again.
Yeah. Not fun. That was the night after I listened to 84, too... *grumble* PotterCast has failed me... And still, no blog challenge results. Guys, I gotta know if I won! I spent hours...erm, minutes on that trailer! I need to know if my work was appreciated in the proper way. :)
And about MKoK--I'll update soon. It's very hard to write with a million tons of disappointment weighing me down. (Yes, that's right, you can blame PotterCast for a lack of updates. Sorry, guys, but I'm a little bummed, if you didn't already guess. Seeing as you called me at the screw-up show, then ot again... Blehgh.)
Monday, April 2, 2007
I'm writing a PotterCast fan fiction.
I know: Awesome. It's called PotterCast and the Mystic Kettle of Knackledirk, and basically includes every inside joke, outtake, and John moment that has ever been available to PotterCast listeners' ears. I can't take credit for the first part, that was an outtake from #78.
Hope you enjoy it. Each Monday, I'll post a new update... So, here's the first one. (Yes, it does say Chapter 4--It's not a mistake).
Chapter Four: The Carnival
Sue, John and Melissa took off for the carnival in Indianapolis. They were looking for funnel cakes because John had a hankering for funnel cakes. Elephant ears just would not do. John walked dazedly around the carnival, looking for the funnel cake stand, but all he could find were corn dogs.
Meanwhile, Sue and Melissa were up on the big ferris wheel throwing things down at John as he searched. They were throwing popcorn, bricks, and other assorted objects. This made John very sad pandas indeed.
When they got off the ferris wheel, they went to find John. They discovered him behind the ticket booth, playing a game of Chipotle Monopoly with a man in an elephant suit. Sue and Melissa joined in the game, but John beat them by a longshot. The two girls sauntered off behind John as he did a victory lap around the carnival.
Sue had brought her skateboard because she had heard there were some very good grinds at this particular carnival. Later, while John munched on a corn dog and Melissa put Leay stickers on the backs of passers-by, Sue amused herself by grinding the rails of the roller coaster all the time yelling "HUFFLEPUFF ROCKS MY SOCKS!" She was fined several hundred dollars.
All in all, it was a very productive day.
As the trio were leaving the carnival, Melissa spotted a pink vendor's tent that sold specialty tea kettles. As everyone knows, Melissa had a very large stolen tea kettle collection so this was quite a treat.
"Guys, we have to steal a kettle from there!" shouted Melissa, as she slapped her final Leaky sticker onto Sue's back. "I'll bet they're the finest kettles this side of Borneo!"
"Again? I thought twice was enough for today," sighed John. "Okay, fine. I'll get the pantyhose..." He proceeded to dig through his fanny pack for the makeshift face masks they had been using.
The interior of the tent was very humid, and pictures of frowning Asian bears were embroidered on the walls. A spindly wooden table in the center was covered in bottles of some kind of red liquid, which were being mixed by an elderly man with a long silver beard and a pair of half-moon spectacles.
"Good afternoon, ladies and gent!" said the man. "What can I get for you today?"
John replied, "I'll have a Grande double choc--"
"Albus! How many times must I tell you? We're not making cocktails, here!" interrupted a short, balding old man who had just burst into the room. The bearded man looked alarmed and grabbed his bottles while dashing from the tent. "I apologize about him," said the bald man to Melissa, John and Sue. "Been in and out of here since Saturday... I keep telling him, there's no way to make a superblood, no matter how hard he tries! Anyhow, are you here to see some kettles?"
Melissa surged forward, pushing John and Sue put of the way. "YES! Do you have any Maudsley Originals?"
"In fact, I do, love. But what you're looking for aren't old Maudsleys--No, they went out of style ages ago! What you really need is one of these beautiful works of art here..." He gestured to a shelf with five shining teapots resting on it. One was a shade of violent red, while another was as black as midnight. One was Hufflepuff yellow, with a badger emblazoned on it ("Squee!" cried Sue), one was stark-white, like snow, and one was a plastic kettle with a tag reading "Target" attached to its handle.
"Wow... They really are beautiful!" said Melissa in awe. "How much for the plastic one on the end?"
The man grinned a glowering smile, his eyes boring into Melissa's own. "Oh, I can't let that one go too cheap..." He cackled, and suddenly his smile faded. "Five ninety-five. Would you like a bag for that?" The man passed her the kettle.
Melissa's eyes widened. "Oh my gosh, thank you so much!" she squeed, and handed the money to him. Then she turned to Sue and John so they could leave.
"Oh, just one more thing, m'dear..." said the old man. "Please be careful with this kettle--Some say it still has... "residual magic", perhaps, from when it used to belong the ancient people of Knackledirk... Just be wary. Always remember that."
Melissa thought he was simply rambling and left the tent, with John and Sue close behind.
Not my best work, I must admit. But it's supposed to be that way--lame and cheesy. Look for Chapter 2: Dobby is FREE! coming next Monday!
Thursday, March 29, 2007
I just got off the phone with Melissa, John and Sue about the cover for DH, and WOW! I can't believe I was on PotterCast!!! :D :D :D I was shaky and nervous, though, so I probably didn't do the best job. I just sort of spewed random theories, but I think (or maybe just hope) that they liked my theory that the colloseum on the front of the American edition is the Deathly Hallows, which is behind the veil. I wish I could've had more time to prepare--I'd been thinking about it all day, but when you're put on the spot like that... :S
Oh well, it was fun in any case.
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
It's not great, but you can see it on Google Video in better quality at http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6591214232042970310 Tell me what you think!
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
The Canon Conundrums was incredible, as usual. It really planted some new thoughts in my head as to the life of Vapormort, and while I love John's Grindelwald/Deathly Hallows theory I really can't see it happening. Would Jo really name her last book after something like that?
But my favorite part of the cast didn't come until the end. I'd like to send out a big, BIG congratulations--
--to Melissa! She has been accepted to publish a book about the HP fandom with Simon and Schuster (I think that's what she said...I'll listen again and clarify) and I'm absolutely ecstatic for her. I'm so, SOOO excited to read the book whenever it is released, hopefully within the next year or two :) . I almost screamed when I heard it, I've been wanting something like this to be published forever and now one of my three favorite podcasters in the world has done it. Once again, congrats!
Saturday, March 3, 2007
Saturday, February 3, 2007
Thursday, February 1, 2007
PotterCast is doing a special show today about it, but my iTunes seems to be broken so I can't listen to it. :( Aww... I'll get to it eventually, though. Hopefully.
RIGHT NOW there is a Corner Booth chat going on over in the Leaky Lounge, you should go over and check it out. I've been squealing and freaking out about the title over there for the past half hour. :) You should go over too, it's lot sof fun. :)
AAAAAH! I can't get over it, I'm stunned, I don't know what to think... Maybe I'm dreaming. Yeah, that's it--I'll wake up in the morning and find out that I get to wait a whole year for the book, filled with PotterCasts and Leaky and all that other good stuff.
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
And I mean wow. This episode planted some very new, very interesting thoughts in my head, what with an excellent interview with Francisca Solar, author of Harry Potter fanfic and a new novel (written in Spanish) that she is currently trying to get translated into English, and a Canon Conundrums (yes!) about Emmeline Vance and Amelia Bones. I really liked Sue's idea that Amelia could be an heir to Hufflepuff, but I also think it could be plausible that Vance is a descendant of Ravenclaw.
Oh well, THAT's not the big news today. I was in hysterics after I heard this, let me tell you, but THIS BLOG was quoted on PotterCast! *random squeeing* Yes, I was quite proud of myself, I always knew my head hurting quote would be popular. *sneezes something about "not expecting it at all"*
Anyway, some great theories were said, and it was probably THE BEST episode ever. ;)
74, here we come!
Friday, January 19, 2007
What else can I say? This probably has to be the best PotterCast episode I've listened to EVER. One gigantic mailbag segment filled the hour with lots of perplexing theories, including a very significant one about Godric's Hollow...
Saturday, January 13, 2007
As well I would also like to thank PotterCast for giving us another incredible episode. I haven't been updating for each episode in the past few weeks, and that's because I've been VERY busy chatting with other fans on the Leaky Lounge about the title.
Wednesday, January 3, 2007
Well, let me tell you, I took a test. Here is the result:
The sorting hat says that I belong in Ravenclaw!
Said Ravenclaw, "We'll teach those whose intelligence is surest."
Ravenclaw students tend to be clever, witty, intelligent, and knowledgeable.
Notable residents include Cho Chang and Padma Patil (objects of Harry and Ron's affections), and Luna Lovegood (daughter of The Quibbler magazine's editor).
Take the most scientific Harry Potter
Quiz ever created.
My scores were:
I guess I was right, then. :)