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How this escaped my radar, I have no idea, but J.K. Rowling wrote an 800-word prequel for charity.  Here's the link: http://www.mugglenet.com/app/news/full_story/1684 and I'll post the text of it beneath the cut for the link-impaired.


Apr. 16th, 2008 04:29 pm
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Also, if one is interested in such things, RavenStake.com has done some LOST parodies which are short and hilarious.  I won't embed them, but here's the links:

LOST + Star Wars  |  LOST + Harry Potter  |  LOST + Pirates of the Caribbean
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The Official International Trailer for The Order of the Phoenix.
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The first poster for the Order of the Phoenix movie is out....

(click for the uber-high-res version)

I don't know about you, but I'm excited.  I'm glad I keep my fandom reigned in.  Just Harry Potter, pretty much.  Oh, and Lost.  Ok, so Star Wars is pretty awesome.  But that's IT.
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Jurassic Hogwarts

A recently discovered species of dinosaurs will bear a name given in honor of the Harry Potter novels. Approved by J.K. Rowling, "Dracorex Hogwartsia" is being unveiled this morning at The Children's Museum in Indianapolis. This new species was discovered at the Hell Creek Formation in South Dakota, and Paleontologists spent two years cleaning and rebuilding the skull, which has spiky horns, bumps, a long muzzle, and a flat head. After completion of the restoration, visitors thought this new herbivore dinosaur looked like a dragon, and they decided to name it after the creatures in the Harry Potter books.


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I just watched something like thirteen clips from the new Harry Potter movie. Seriously, there can't be much of it I haven't seen already. It's almost like the opposite from the books. Absolute and complete secrecy for the books, but the movie is right out in the open. As if the books are the original tale, the fuller, more secret version, the esoteric aspect, while the movies are the much simpler, out-in-the-open, mass-appeal version, the exoteric aspect.

Most religions have them. Judaism has Qabalah, Islam has Sufism, Atheism has the Magic Power of Chance, etc... The Egyptians had a two-sided religion, the esoteric version, known only by the priests, magicians and pharohs, and the exoteric version, which was spread to the masses. The main difference was that the esoterics knew what all the symbols really meant.

Jesus was a mystic. His friends called him Yeshua. His wife called him Honey.

Someone just parked in an illegal parking spot directly in front of me, a place I got a $25.00 parking ticket for parking in and then someone came out of the neighbors and began to load large amounts of luggage into his car. I think there was a bowling ball involved. Well, it was at least a bowling ball bag. Who knows what could have been inside it.

Einstein's brain? John Dillinger's penis? Seventy-four pairs of pink socks?

The world may never know.
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Church Uses Harry Potter Books for VBS

(CBN News) - A Pennsylvania church has embraced the Harry Potter books in its vacation Bible school curriculum, and now enrollment has doubled.

Straight from the pages of the book, Saint John's Episcopal Church exposes students to magic and witchcraft, introducing spells and giving flying lessons on broomsticks.

The church does point out that the youngsters get a daily dose of Bible verses in what they call "owl mail."

Some Christians object to the occult messages in the popular novels, but the church's pastor believes Harry Potter's tales of wizardry parallel lessons from the Bible.
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I got unstuck from space-time, but only in a sensory sort of way. Not really unstuck physically. Because I can't even imagine what that would be like. I've done it metaphysically, spiritually, and psychologically and a few other allys I might mention.

First, as I left work, staring across the street to the Marriott, the light drizzle dabbling at being rain, blackening the pavement, suddenly transported me to the lot of a Denny's restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I've never been to Florida, but who am I to argue with what my senses tell me?

That's a rhetorical question. That means you don't really have to answer it. But you can if you want to. This IS a free country, after all.

Ah, the sky. Yes, so after leaving Denny's in Florida, I entered my car and drove, and I became unstuck again. This time, I was traveling along an expressway with the purple sky over Tokyo. Everything was bathed in pinks and violets, deep and thick, substantial. Philip K. Dick said God delivered messages to him in a pink laser beam of phosphene. Now imagine most of the sky is filled with it. And it's tangible. Reach out and cut me a slice of neon cotton candy.

Then the sun burst across the horizon like a brimstone demon clawing its way out of hell, and I found myself on Venus at sunrise; the sun too big and too bright, burning away the toxins and impurities of the atmosphere. The sun continued upon its trajectory, the demon eradicating the Venusian meteorological effluence, leaving me with an ordinary Earthling-blue sky.

And I had this thought, how Earth is right in the middle between Mars and Venus, the mythological Man and Woman, the sun and the moon, the yin and the yang, and how everything on Earth, even languages can be broken down to masculine and feminine, binary code, zeros and ones, alpha and omega, cat and dog, Hodge and Podge, Starsky and Hutch. (Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, stuck in the middle with you?)

On a more mundane note, I finished reading The Half-Blood Prince for a second time, and it's still good. I have a metaphorical shit-ton of theories about what’s going on and what’s going to happen. Only two more years to the exciting conclusion. Egads, what will I do?

I've read a few more Terry Pratchett novels. Has he written a book where Vetinari, the Patrician, is the main character? I love how his books overlap and center on different characters, and Vetinari is one of my enigmatic favorites.

I'm now reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. It's a murder mystery where the dead one is the neighbor’s dog and the detective is a fifteen year-old autistic boy. It is amazing and I've only read thirty-eight pages.

This is more than long enough. Oops.
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Severus, please... )

Yes, sir.

Jul. 17th, 2005 06:03 pm
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I just finished Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

It was really good and very, very dark. Later, I will post a spoiler-ific review, but for now, I must go to the grocery store and buy cat food.
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Well, maybe. This article from the Los Angeles Times has the following quote, which MAY or MAY NOT be a spoiler, since it's only speculation.

I'm warning you; you might not want to read this. It may make you very upset. I almost wish I hadn't read it. So you're still reading, eh? Oh well, I warned you.

"British bookmakers suspended bets on which character would be killed off in the new book after they noticed a flurry of bets on professor Dumbledore from gamblers in Bungay in Suffolk, where the book is being printed, suggesting details had leaked out."
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Here are all four House Common Room backgrounds I've done for the Harry Potter Book & Film Club website.
Read more... )

More HP!

Jan. 19th, 2005 04:35 pm
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Here's something I made for a Harry Potter Fan Art Contest

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