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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

a painting

there's this site where you can "make" a painting. so just for the hell of it it did.

ETA: apperently the site changed software, so my painting is gone!

Monday, July 30, 2007

the epilogue

spoilers for #7 of harry potter

last night j.k. rowelling was on dateline. she talked about the book & about the epilogue. plus some things she didn't put in. so here's my opinion on that.

what's in the book is this color.
what she said last night is this color.
and what i think happened is this color.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

i'm done with the potter book

spoilers for the last potter book!

they had a BIG battle at hogwarts. you-know-who called a cease fire & told them to hand over harry. of course they didn't. the battle then continues. during this time they (H, R & HR) went to where he was. y-k-w had the wand that's one of the hollows. since snape killed dumbledore the wand's loyalty is the one who won it from it's previous owner. y-k-w does killing spell on him & after he leaves harry coms to him & snape gives him memories before dies. (if you've seen/read #4 you know what i mean) in these harry sees that snape has been in love with his mother for years & was really just misunderstood and wanted to be accepted. [kind of like darth vader] dumbledore was going to dieing anyway. when y-k-w tried to kill him as a baby, part of his (y-k-w's) got into harry, making him one of the things that has to be destroyed to kill y-k-w.
harry goes to find y-k-w (after telling his friend nevill that the snake y-k-w has must die) & discovers what was in the snitch, a stone (that's one of the soul pieces which dumbledore destroyed) that can, with limits, bring back the dead. his parents, god father & friend (the werewolf from #3) walk with him to the confrontation. harry let's y-k-w strike him dead, but he's not quite. as a piece of the baddie's soul is in a snake. he sees dumbledore & is told pretty much everything. he chooses to go back.
harry "plays dead" & is taken back to hogwarts. y-k-w gloats, but his magic doesn't work well on the defenders of hog warts. harry "makes his move" & the fight is rejoined. nevill kills the snake & reinforcements come in the form of friends & family of the defenders as well as many magical creatures. harry & y-k-w finally square off. hary tells y-k-w that the wand doesn't work well for him because snape didn't "win" it from dumbledore, draco did. since harry defeated him the wand will work for harry. y-k-w doesn't believe him & strikes with the killing spell at the same moment harry uses a disarming spell. the killing spell is reflected back to y-k-w & kills him. harry goes to to the haedmaster's office & talks to the dumbledore painting. he keeps the invisibility cloak (inherited & one of the hallows) returns the want to dumbledore's tomb. since harry didn't kill to get it & if no one kills him to get it, it won't be as powerful as it was. the stone was dropped in the dark forest (or whatever it is) so no one should find it.
the epilogue is 19 years later harry as married ron's sister & they have 3 kids. the oldest 2 (boys) are going of to hogwarts (the younger's first time) he's worried about being placed in slytherin (the house where most of the baddies go) harry tells him not to worry, he can choose to be in another. he sees them, as well as his friend's kids (ron & hermoninie got married [R & HR shippers rejoice]) off. he knows they'll be fine. [some people think the epilogue felt tacked-on. i agree, but i like it. i hope they'll keep it for the movie]

well that's over. [kind of releived, kind of sad] now i can go back to my semi-happy, semi-safe world of star trek novels, murder mysteries & the occasional fantasy world novel.

Friday, July 27, 2007

potter update


i only read 9 more chapers. *UGH!* mostly because i felt blah.
the search for the piece of the soul of you-know-who continues. what the "deathly hallows" are was reveled. [i like how rowlling worked in a fairy tale in the middle of all of this] they (H, R & HR) went to visit luna lovegood's [love these names] father & almost got caught by death eaters. harry became obsessed about finding "the hallows" & said you-know-who's name (it had been enchanted so as to find people) they got captured & taken to the baddie's headquarters. bad stuff happens & they are rescued by dobby the house elf (who's killed in the process) *sob, sniffle*
they others recover & harry figures out that there's a soul-piece at gringots (the wizard's bank) the break-in with the help of a gremlin (or something) that got rescued along with them. all kinds of crap happened & the little bugger turned on them [BIG surprise *roll eyes*] they escaped thanks to the help of a dragon that guards the bank. they are now at hogwarts and what's left of dumbledore's army wants to help fight the big fight.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

more on potter #7

spoilers for the 7th potter book!

i've read 14 chapters since the last post. and instead of trying to remember all the stuff i want to say & do a post at the end of it, i'll do one a day for as long as i'm reading it. (if i remember)
they're (harry, hermineie, & ron) are out looking for the pieces of you-know-who's soul that he's divided & put into common objects. there are 7 in all. 2 have been destroyed at this point. dumbledore left them stuff in his wil. ron got a gadget that takes lights & put's them back. harry got the first snitch he ever got in a game & gryphindore's sword.
hermineie got a book of nursery rhymes written in runes.
they found one piece of soul in a locket, but had no idea how to destroy it. ron got mad & left. the 2 left went to the village where harry's parents were killed & were nearly caught by you-know-who. ron came back [i knew he would] the light gadget helped him find them again. [i won't get in to how] they found the sword of
gryphindore & ron destroyed the locket. [i won't get in to why it was him]
anyway that's more or less where i am now. i can't wait to see what goes on next.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

"the book"

(some spoilers for harry potter 7)

i'm referring of course to the 7th harry potter book. i broke down and bought it at wal-mart (only $17.78)

i started reading it this morning. as of now i've just finished the 6th chapter. a somewhat minor character has died (mad-eye) and another has been (george) mangled. & they killed harry's owl!
lupin (form book #3) & tonks got married. bill (ron's brother) & fleur (from the #4 book) got married, but the party was crashed by death eaters. forcing harry, ron & hermonie to go on their quest a little earlier than planed. luckily hermonie enchanted a bag to carry a bunch of stuff, including a tent.

post edited on july 30th

Monday, July 23, 2007

quiz: which tarot card are you?

You are The High Priestess

Science, Wisdom, Knowledge, Education.

The High Priestess is the card of knowledge, instinctual, supernatural, secret knowledge. She holds scrolls of arcane information that she might, or might not reveal to you. The moon crown on her head as well as the crescent by her foot indicates her willingness to illuminate what you otherwise might not see, reveal the secrets you need to know. The High Priestess is also associated with the moon however and can also indicate change or fluxuation, particularily when it comes to your moods.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Friday, July 20, 2007

in honor of the 7th harry potter book

i found this [scary voice]harry potter of doom spoiler generator[/scary voice] while lurking around live journal (that sounds bad, doesn't it?) and thought since the world will stop tomorrow (at least for a while) i'd attempt to lighten things up.

note: i'll be getting my copy at a later date

My Harry Potter Spoiler of Doom is:
Hermione is turned into a house plant by Nymphadora Tonks by using Mooncalf dung
Get your Harry Potter Spoiler of Doom

My Harry Potter Spoiler of Doom is:
A man with an orange on his head starts a new socialist republic near the Horcrux cave
Get your Harry Potter Spoiler of Doom

My Harry Potter Spoiler of Doom is:
Hermione Granger becomes an obsessive Lord of the Rings fan using the Whomping Willow
Get your Harry Potter Spoiler of Doom

well that just makes no sense at all

My Harry Potter Spoiler of Doom is:
Ginny Weasley discovers Jesus and becomes a Bishop shortly after discovering a new lost book of the Bible
Get your Harry Potter Spoiler of Doom

i can see this one happening

i love the rain

i don't know what it is; the cool breezes, the sound or what, but i love the rain. i don't mind getting caught in it (unless it's a major downpour) i sometimes think about going to vancouver, canada just for the rain. weird, uh?

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

monster name decoder generator

Abhorrent, Ravenous Creature from the Haunted Enchanted Ruin

Get Your Monster Name

archersangel was too long for the system. it's interesting IMHO. especially the "enchanted ruin" part. kind of like something found on stargate

Monday, July 16, 2007

my brother's b-day

it's my brother's birthday!
this is a rather unusual fellow (let's face it, we're all unusual). an Anime (he i did it right!) expert (he will dispute this, but he knows more than i do), with the same kind of humor that i have. (most of the time) we like the same things mostly, even though i like star trek & stargate sg-1 a little better that he does, i think.
i was very young when he was born & i was told "you'll get use to him." it's been 28 years, i'm wondering when this is going to happen. (just kidding dude)
he always says that no one "good" was born on his birthday. well here are a few that i think are "good"

Giuseppe Piazzi (he discovered 1st asteroid; Ceres)
Roald Amundsen (the first to get to the south pole)
barbara stanwyck (actress)
ginger rogers ( fred astair's partner. she did everything he did, but backwards & in high heals)
bess myerson (the first jewish miss america)

this day in history:
1790: Washington, D.C., was established by Congress as the capital of the United States.
1808: Lewis and Clark help form Missouri Fur Company
1926: National Geographic takes 1st natural-color undersea photos
1956: Last Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Circus under a canvas tent
1969: Apollo 11 departs Earth. will land on the moon 4 days later
1970: Pittsburgh Pirates replaces Forbes Field with 3 River Stadium

so "little brother" there you have it. i hope the coming year is better than last year & well, that's about it. sorry that i couldn't get you a better present. maybe next year.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

friday the 13th update

we survived!!!!!

i ended up with a big headache just before i went to be though. but the next day my brother cut himself on the pull-top from a can of corn. right hand, middle finger & right on the joint where it bends down on the underside of the finger!!!!
yikes and ouch!
we believe it's some kind of holdover from "the bad luck day"

Thursday, July 12, 2007

friday the 13th!

tomorrow is one of those dreaded days. believe in it or not, it's friday the 13. some stuff happens to my family on those days. i don't know if it's because of the day or we somehow bring it on ourselves by thinking that way.
i'm not sure if i should go on-line tomorrow. hopefully if i do, the fates will be kind.
monday the 13th isn't good either. (just ask garfield the cat) a couple of years ago my mom, brother & i got sick on a monday the 13th in march & were sick as dogs for a week. and basicaly felt like crap for weeks afterward.

BTW both star trek 10 & the last episode of star trek: enterprise were on a friday the 13th.
make of that what you will.

Friday, July 06, 2007

quiz: what group are you?

You scored as Goth, Your A Goth!







Chav, Townie, Rude Boy, Ned, Kev






Rocker, Mosher


What Group Are You? What Group Are You? Chav, Rocker, Skater, Emo, Goth, Trendy, Prepy Ect
created with

goth? WTF? (i think this quiz is geared more towards males)

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

lj entry: sharp dressed man pt. 2

i while back i posted a link to a great (IMHO) live journal photo essay entry about the fashion (mis)adventures of daniel jackson from star gate sg-1.
now there's one about the fashion (mis)adventures of jack o'neill from the same program. just as good (again IMHO)
--->the link<---

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

the fourth of july

tomorrow is the fourth of july. so becareful out there with the BBQing & the fireworks. and remember "buzzed driving" is the same as drunk driving.



Monday, July 02, 2007

new banner!

after some wrangling i have a new banner. snagged from photobucket or somewhere.
"star trek is 5 kinds of love" with the pics of all 5 casts in chronological order by air date.

an exterminator to isle 3!

when we went grocery shopping the other day my mom saw a spider (eeek!) under the overhang of a shelf on the floor. just watching people walk by. so be careful when you go to the store. you might get a surprise with your corn flakes or a shock with your tuna.