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Hogwarts (No Spoilers) / Re: Pottermore
« on: July 24, 2012, 02:14:58 PM »
Yay Hufflepuff! :)

I can brew some of the potions okay, but one exploded my cauldron, and another doesn't seem to register the things being put in the mortar properly, which is irksome. I've mostly left the potion-brewing aside, as I can't usually come back in a set period of time to check on them. So I stop by and duel a bit and call it good.

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Hogwarts (No Spoilers) / Re: Pottermore
« on: June 14, 2012, 12:26:59 PM »
I'm getting better at the wizard's duel, but so is everybody else, apparently. :) So far, I've only managed to snag 92 points for Hufflepuff. I haven't earned money with any of that, though. But some of the potion ingredients seem to last longer in your inventory than others, so maybe that's okay. I guess. Or something. /still somewhat confused.

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Hogwarts (No Spoilers) / Re: Pottermore
« on: June 11, 2012, 11:38:18 AM »
A bit of an updated. The wizard's duel is open. I just suck at it. I've won like 1 duel out of 10 or so. I suppose if I practice I'll get better, but it's a little weird. You cast one spell by either clicking or typing the letter at the right time to get the most "potency" for your spell, and the wizard with the most potent spell wins.

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Hogwarts (No Spoilers) / Re: Pottermore
« on: June 05, 2012, 02:34:55 PM »
So, apparently, they've only got one book done. Which they don't actually make clear, so I had to search around the web to figure out what I was doing wrong.

So far, the big activities you can do to earn house points are make potions and ... uh ... I think that's it. The wizard's duel is shut because it's broken. (Or so I understand.) And that means you will run out of money doing potions, apparently. I guess you could sum me up as whelmed. Some cool things, but some broken things. I do kind of enjoy brewing potions. But, well, I guess we'll see what they'll add later.

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Hogwarts (No Spoilers) / Re: Pottermore
« on: May 18, 2012, 12:21:31 PM »
And rightly so! :)

I fiddled around with it some last night. Basically, so far, I'm going through the first book, chapter by chapter. There are several things from the book, and you can get access to special content, like backstory JKR had but never wrote down or had to cut from the books. I've gotten a wand and been sorted in to Hufflepuff. (Honestly thought it'd be Ravenclaw, but who can fathom the mind of the Sorting Hat?) Tried several times to brew a potion and failed. Snape would be disappointed.

I've thought about the e-books, but or maybe audiobooks, but I haven't really felt the need. Haven't been in much of a reading mood lately.

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Hogwarts (No Spoilers) / Re: Pottermore
« on: May 17, 2012, 11:13:53 AM »
*falls over*

Wedding? WEDDING?!?!??! Congrats, dude! :)

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Hogwarts (No Spoilers) / Re: Pottermore
« on: May 16, 2012, 10:34:57 AM »
So, Pottermore is finally open. I signed up. Haven't done more than that yet. Username is SeerCastle22040. :)

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Hogwarts (No Spoilers) / Re: Pottermore
« on: July 25, 2011, 07:23:51 AM »
I feel the same way. From the little that's been said about it, all I can imagine is similar things to what most HP communities have offered--Sorting Hats, wands, Houses, quidditch games, things like that. I dunno, maybe there'll be a lot more, but that's my first guess, which makes me wonder how exciting it'll be. Time will tell, I guess!

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It could be bad for the movie-makers if JKR decides to do a sequel wherein that happens... *eg* (Not that they wouldn't do it anyway and say it was a reboot or something. But still!)

I was at the 10:20 at Tysons AMC. Had several extra minutes of the stupid pre-movie drivel on-screen because of technical difficulties. I think I've mostly managed to scrub the useless trivia from my brain, though. :)

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I actually really liked it. I waited to watch part 1 until Friday night, then went with a roommate early Saturday morning for part 2. I'm glad I waited, because there was really no conclusion in part 1, and I'd have been very upset. Since I expected that, and had planned for it, I was not so upset. :)

I really like this adaptation. I think they did a good job of keeping good stuff from the book and adding things that they could do in a movie that wouldn't necessarily have worked in a book. Of course, it has also been quite some time since I read the book, so maybe the memory was cheating. Still, it worked out well for the movie, I think. I think I was crying the hardest through the stuff with Snape's memories, but had quite a few tears at other points, too.

I loved Molly's victory, and Neville's. Little Albus Severus Potter was adorable! I was quite pleased with the movie. (Okay, admit it, who's surprised?) :)

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The Ministry of Magic / Re: Registration disabled
« on: July 17, 2011, 10:20:14 PM »
Very persistent spammers we have attracted here. They were even making it through the CAPTCHA system. (Which actually is sadly not as hard as it ought to be.)

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The Ministry of Magic / Registration disabled
« on: June 11, 2011, 01:11:50 PM »
In this era of cutbacks and austerity, the MoM has decided to reduce the amount of muggle registrations it rejects by shutting down registration of new members until it can find a way to ensure that only wizards are being allowed into Hogsmeade.

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Hogwarts (No Spoilers) / Re: Visit Hogwarts?
« on: April 25, 2011, 08:44:25 PM »
This is a good plan in general. I try to have low expectations going into movies these days, and it seems to help. I suspect the same principle would apply to theme parks, too. :D

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Hogwarts (No Spoilers) / Re: Visit Hogwarts?
« on: February 19, 2011, 11:33:08 PM »
That's exactly the experience I'm worried about having. I'm far too cheap, really, even when I don't have to be. :) But .... HP......

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The Shrieking Shack (Spoilers) / Re: Deathly Hallows, Part 1
« on: February 08, 2011, 02:39:48 PM »
Sirius Black, the Other White Critic? :D

Hmm, I wonder if the movie is still in any local theaters. I missed a big chunk of January to a stomach virus. (Not recommended, despite its excellence in the weight-loss area!)

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Hogwarts (No Spoilers) / Re: Visit Hogwarts?
« on: January 05, 2011, 12:26:13 PM »
Not me. Yet. Maybe. *sigh* Life's been pretty stressful, as I'm apply to grad schools to get a creative writing MFA. If I get in, maybe I'll make a trip my reward. Though I don't know if I have any friends I could drag along with me. :)

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The Shrieking Shack (Spoilers) / Re: Deathly Hallows, Part 1
« on: January 05, 2011, 12:21:41 PM »
I feel like a horrible hypocrite, because I haven't even seen this movie. I was really excited about the idea of the movie, as there were parts of the book that I felt were unnecessarily drawn out. (A lot of them camping, for example.) Having heard that this movie was mostly that... I opted out. (Okay, that, and, well, my friends had already gone, and I didn't want to go alone!) I'll probably watch it before the next movie, as that I'm very excited about. (Despite my dislike of Gambon as Dumbledore.) I think I'm getting crotchety in my old age!

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Hogwarts (No Spoilers) / Re: Visit Hogwarts?
« on: June 08, 2010, 07:27:35 AM »
So the last article I read said there are only gonna be three rides. Does this mean the rest of it is going to be them trying to sell me things? Do I care? Hmmm.... *checks calendar for holes*

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Hogwarts (No Spoilers) / Re: Visit Hogwarts?
« on: March 07, 2010, 06:41:09 PM »
There have been commercials about the park on TV. Just saw one. I'm still curious to know more of the specifics. And what the entrance price is. *bounce*

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The Three Broomsticks / Re: NaNoWriMo
« on: October 12, 2009, 11:18:01 PM »
I'm toying with trying an alternate version of it to try and crank out my screenplay finally. It wouldn't be the full version, since screenplays are a different animal. But ... I'm not sure if I will or not. Partly depends on whether or not I can figure out whether or not my police inspector is going to be at the climax or not. Not sure what he wants.

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Hogwarts (No Spoilers) / Re: Visit Hogwarts?
« on: September 17, 2009, 09:27:03 PM »
This link has some of the concept art. http://www.cinematical.com/2009/09/15/preview-2010s-wizarding-world-of-harry-potter-theme-park/

(I hope there is more than mostly just restaurants and shops, which is kind of what it looks like!) :)

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The Ministry of Magic / Re: Praising the MoM
« on: August 18, 2009, 06:52:05 PM »
Huh, so far the upgrade seems to have not broken anything major. That's good.

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The Ministry of Magic / Re: Praising the MoM
« on: August 18, 2009, 12:11:51 PM »
The non-magical explanation is that the site program handles the mobile display. Considering I haven't updated it in years, sounds like they started out with a good foundation.

I need to update the site to the latest version, but that always caused me such headaches that I'm terrified of doing it. But I think we're about 10 versions behind.

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The Ministry of Magic / Re: little problem
« on: August 18, 2009, 11:04:35 AM »
Oh yeah, delete all the spam you find. I try to keep on top of deleting the spam registrations, though sometimes it's hard to tell. I may just go through and delete everybody with zero posts.

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The Ministry of Magic / Re: Praising the MoM
« on: August 18, 2009, 11:03:51 AM »
Oh, it's all done by house elves. :D

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Hogwarts (No Spoilers) / Re: Movie 6 Discussion
« on: August 18, 2009, 11:03:18 AM »
Okay, so, I finally saw it, without re-reading the book, and it hit the points I remember, so it's all good.

I thought the music started out with the opening. I know it had the little tinkly .. uh ... thing. But I didn't really notice after. I love music, but when watching something, I normally just tune it out.

I thought Dumbledore fell in the book, too?

I don't remember any big fight, though a friend of mine pointed out that lack, as well. Personally, the important part was Harry and Snape, and I felt they got that a bit wrong, since Harry wasn't saying enough, I thought. In the book, it seemed quite clear to me that Snape reacted strongest to being called a coward, but that didn't seem to come across as much in the movie.

On the whole, though, I just really enjoyed it. It's time to go back and re-read the books, but it might be first time to clean my room and see if I can't find my missing books.

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Hogwarts (No Spoilers) / Re: Visit Hogwarts?
« on: August 18, 2009, 10:56:42 AM »
I'm torn. Harry Potter! But there will probably be roller coasters, which ... um ... too scared. I have a thing about heights. (It's probably a good thing I never took up Quidditch, eh?) But ... Harry Potter!

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Hogwarts (No Spoilers) / Re: Movie 6 Discussion
« on: August 03, 2009, 12:04:19 PM »
I did consider re-reading the book, but then I thought better of it. One of my friends was really upset that they'd cut a part out, and when she told me what part, I was like, "Huh, don't remember that being in there in the first place." :D

Also, I seem to be missing a few of my books. I don't know where they are. This is not good. One of them has the mistake where Harry sees the wrong parent first!

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The Ministry of Magic / Re: Account Removed?
« on: August 03, 2009, 11:10:30 AM »
Check your email. :D

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