Told you so!
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Yesterday one of the authors i'm following on FFN posted a comment that clued me to this little gem of news.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-jk-rowling-regrets-hermione-ron-romance-20140203,0,6543295.story

So it just took ten years of "you must be deluded" for her to come around and leave "the good ship"? Who'd've thought. :D

Okay, it's not really that much a thing, she does not really say she now would write it the other way, just that she thinks it would be more realistic that way, but still... after some of the things said and done during the shipping wars this is very satisfying... to hear it from the horse's mouth that there was a break and the development that followed was not this instoppable natural thing as it always was portrayed. And i do feel kind of vindicated for always having "gotten it right".

Well... TOLD you so! D'Uh!

Little pic
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I just could not resist after the last episode of the Daily show to play a bit with the best quote of the month...

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Just the idea to use it as explanation for EVERYTHING makes me giggle like mad! :D

Save a Horse...
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As i've promised a friend here's my take on Stephen Colbert's Revere-Impersonification from last week.



I'm not really responsible. I just was born to host a dirty mind...*le sigh*
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And today's meme goes to...
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as complying with the rules copied from asthenie_vd's post:

⟣ Think of the first word that comes to mind when you think of me
⟣ Run a Google image search on that word
⟣ Reply to this entry and post a picture from that search
⟣ Put this in your journal, so others can do the same
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Memeries, sweet Memeries...
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Took this meme from the journal of Asthenie_VD:


Harry Potter

List the books in order from your favourite to your least favourite.
1. The Goblet of Fire
2. The Philosopher's Stone
3. The Prisoner of Azkaban
4. The Order of the Phoenix
5. The Chamber of Secrets
6. The Half-Blood Prince
7. The Deathly Hallows

List the movies in order from your favourite to your least favourite.
1. The Chamber of Secrets
2. The Philosophers Stone
3. The Goblet of Fire
4. The Prisoner of Azkaban
5. The Half-Blood Prince
6. The Order of the Phoenix
(P.S. But the first three really are a tie and PoA mainly suffers from the naked Weremolerat)
(P.P.S. I won't watch the last film until they're out on DVD... preferrably budget, cause... you see the curve?)

Top 5 favourite characters?
- Rubeus Hagrid
- Remus Lupin
- Luna Lovegood
- Harry Potter
- Hermione Granger

5 least favourite characters?
- Bartemius Crouch - Senior
- Rita Skeeter
- Dolores Umbridge
- Draco Malfoy
- Severus Snape. Burn in Hell, Bastard!

Favourite Unforgivable Curse?
FAVOURITE? You can ask questions... Well it MUST be Avada-Kedavra, because it's funny when fanfic authors play games with wizards minds by quoting "Abraca----"

Favourite mode of wizard transportation?
Teleportation! Err, of course I mean Apparition.

Favourite Weasley?
Arthur, but almost as much i like Ginny, when she doesn't get in the way of H/H :D

Favourite non-human Hogwarts resident?
Dobby, i guess


Favourite couple?
I'll go the cowards way and simply say: Lilly and James :)

Biggest surprise of the series?
the "Bitch" scene, Molly killing of Bellatrix Lestrange...

Biggest letdown of the series?
I'm tempted to write "The Deathly Hallows", but then, there's also good stuff in that book.

One character you wish lived?
Almost none who died where i wouldn't wish (s)he'd lived! Except for the Deatheaters of course.
I'll go with: I'd wish JKR would have done something with the Longbottoms at the end of the story, i cherish every fanfiction where they get better even to only just some degree, cause it's sooo wrong to have them in this state when so many dirty bastards live happy lives.

Moment that will always make you cry?
too much to write down... Harrys Parents in the mirror Erised (and the photo albume), the destroyed broomstick, Buckbeaks death, Snape ruining the rehabilitation of Sirius Black..., the mysterious stranger casting Expecto Patronum, HARRY casting Expecto Patronum for the first time for real, Remus Lupin leaving Hogwarts again, Cedrics Death, the cursed feather of this... toad person, Arthur Weasley getting bitten by Nagini live before Harrys Eyes, Sirius Black dying, all the bits and pieces about harrys parents we get to know, the scene in Voldemorts grotto with the undead in the water... and as good as every single death scene or report from TDH.
Yes, i'm so close to the water. But then it never stopped the books from being enjoyable.

Ron/Hermione or Harry/Hermione?
Harry and Hermione! Narf what a question.... Coz sometimes it's more fun to be the DILUSIONAL ONE!

Which house would you want to be in?
Sparkly Poo? I really don't know... i think i'd have traits for all except the slimybastards Den aka Slytherin... and even if i'd like the guys in Gryffindor i might be better fitted for Ravenclaw or even Hufflepuff... Hey, that's not as bad as it sounds *huffs and puffs*

Would you ever enter the Triwizard tournament?
No way, Jose! That's dangerous crap you're talking about... O.o

Do you think you would enjoy being a witch/wizard?
I might enjoy the possibilities a life as a wizard would pose... but as a witch? nah, i'll pass...





Discworld

1) If forced to pick an era, would you chose early, middle or later Discworld, for preferred reading?
most of my really favoured books are later in the series so later

2) Favourite all-time Discworld character?
SQUEAK!

3) Favourite non-Discworld Pratchett book?
I've only ever read Good Omens outside of the Discworld but that is of course a favourite!

4) Favourite Discworld book featuring the Witches?
I don't remember having read anything really featuring them. There might have been some scenes with them, but no real "starring" volume.

5) Favourite Discworld book featuring the City Watch?
Guards! Guards! and Nightwatch are tied for this. Monstrous Regiment and Feet of Clay also come to my mind.

6) Favourite Discworld book featuring Moist / Rincewind?
Going Postal

7) Favourite book featuring a non-recuring character?
Soul Music? The Truth? Small Gods also is a good candidate...

8) Do you have a least-favourite Discworld book?
can't really think of it, but my notes on the Goodreads tell me it must be Thud! followed by Jingo... and i'm rather the vimes fan other than this O.o

9) If you were introducing someone to the Discworld series, where would you suggest they start?
As i feel Pratchett has much improved since the early books i might even suggest the Moist Duology GoPo and MaMo, but I've started with Mort and it worked so that's also fair game and as i really like Guards! Guards! that's also quite decent as a start. Don't go for early wizards or witches, i haven't read anything to recommend them as starting points...

10) Favourite Discworld placename?
Fourecks? Jellybejby? Uberwald?

11) Favourite Discworld concept? (L-Space, "It's a million to one shot..." etc)
I think i'll take the Pantheon... Gods need their believers more than the believers need gods... PLUS there's a hogfather and a tooth fairy! :D so you can bring to live everything you truly believe, that's a concept i'm fond of!

12) Do you have a favourite Discworld Quote?
What can the Harvest hope for if not the care of the reaper man!
There are many great quotes in the books but this one must topp them all off!

13) Do you prefer Death or the Patrician?
Is there a difference other than STYLE OF SPEECH? Tie!

14) Mrs Cake or the Bursar?
the Bursar. I don't even remember who Mrs Cake is supposed to be O.o

15) The Luggage or the Librarian?
OOK!

16) Greebo or Nobby?
Nobby. When talking animal, go for the whole trade, buddy!

17) Trolls or Dwarves?
I think i prefer dwarves for their ingenuity and the fun their genderproblems pose. trolls are nice to have in a story, but often their brains run too hot for my gusto.

18) Just how much do you like the Discworld series, anyway?
on a scale from 0 to ten? probably a 7.9954329. It's at least part of my top ten "universes"...

Black Wings, Black Words
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Inspired by the "Raven" Trailer for the Game of Thrones Series which will be shown by HBO next year, i've decided to make some Icons based on the idiom that black wings will alwyays bring black words in the World of A Song of Ice and Fire.

Icon 1  Icon 4  Icon 3   Icon 2  Icon 5  Icon 6


Feel free to take, but comment and credit would be nice.
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ASOIAF Trailerpicspam!
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As my Friendslist was full of mentions of the new "Raven" titled teaser-trailer for the A Game of Thrones Miniseries at HBO and the accompanying background clip including an interview with G.R.R.Martin himself i thought i might as well share what i think they've shown us. It's quite a lot of pictures behind the cut, so don't get impatient, go and cook your self a nice hot cocoa or some tea... and when youÄ're finished have a look at the pictures ^_^

A game of thrones - titlecard

So here's the eXtra LARGE Picspam for "A Game of Thrones", enjoyBeware of Spoilers!Collapse )

Schreibhemmung
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What do you think the lower age limit should be for LiveJournal and other social networks, and why?

 I tend to end on the more conservative end of oppinions and so i'd say somewhere in the kind of when the youngsters finally are though of being able to care for themselves, in germany that would mean 14 to 16.

On the other hand LiveJournal could be viewed as somehow safer than other types of social networks because of the possibility to friendlock almost every thing you say or do so there might be some option to get a reliant certification of age and everybody under the age treshold would only be able to interact with friends and not viewable to the general pool of readers or something like that.. communities could "applicate" for some peer-review based "age-restriction" class otherwise they would be "above-age-only"

I'm all for the "parents should know what their kids do on the internets" stuff but i'm honest and realistic enough to know that by far not all parents are willing to show such much interest in their offsprings... so it will never work just to rely on parental responsibility!

Back for good
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Hello!

When you're reading this, you've found my journal.
I've been away from LJ for some time now, but i finally decided, that there is more good here than bad so i re-registered today and will wait what comes from it. Til then there won't be much activity over here, as i have not to tell much to the world. But of course you're welcome to ask everything you'd like to.
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