shyfoxling: Sirius Black looking serious (sirius (lookin' sirius))
( Oct. 4th, 2016 12:01 pm)
Great meta post by [tumblr.com profile] pazithigallifreya responding to the question of just what Sirius was thinking in trying to get Severus to meet a werewolf in the Shrieking Shack, wandering into Sirius's psychology in general and his relationship with Severus: http://pazithigallifreya.tumblr.com/post/151340595027/the-savage-nymph-art-i-sometimes-wonder-about
shyfoxling: Ravenclaw crest, text "Don't hate me because of my superior intellect and sarcastic attitude" (ravenclaw (don't hate me))
( Feb. 2nd, 2012 01:23 am)
http://jesseadubato.tumblr.com/post/9982847294/these-are-all-frighteningly-accurate-to-my-life

...yeah, pretty much.

(I wanted to tag this "quivering collection of the worst and least helpful emotions"*, but I don't think I can make a tag that long.)


* Actually a quote from Fraggle Rock!
shyfoxling: worn book with text Property of the Half-Blood Prince (general (hbp book))
( Dec. 15th, 2011 01:34 pm)
Holiday cards were pitched in the mailbox this morning. Unfortunately I think that means the ones destined for further lands (relative to California) may arrive a little behind schedule. Ah well.

In other news, via [livejournal.com profile] bewarethesmirk: challenging the concept of a Mary Sue as problematic in a feminist context. (briefly: why is it ok for men and boys to have idealized, wish-fulfillment, power-fantasy characters, but not women and girls?)
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shyfoxling: Ravenclaw crest (general (harry possessed))
( Aug. 20th, 2011 11:56 pm)
http://harrypotterforum.com/discussion/8227/pottermore-spoiler-thread

http://pottermorespoilers.tumblr.com/

What they say on the tin. Click at your own risk. If you hadn't wanted to join [community profile] ontd_hogwarts and click through a bunch of links with smaller tidbits, you'll be able to find much of it collected on either/both of these. Particularly, the first one has all the Minerva McGonagall stuff put together, as well as a couple "Jo's thoughts" (NB this is my term for the out-of-universe stuff on how she created names, etc.; I dunno what it's actually designated as on the site) things I hadn't seen yet, about "Privet Drive" and "ghost plots".
shyfoxling: Hermione handing a notebook to Professor Snape, text "is this fangirl drivel?" (severus gen (fangirl drivel))
( May. 17th, 2011 11:08 am)
http://harrypotter.bloomsbury.com/funstuff/vote

Over the course of seven bestselling books Harry Potter has met a huge cast of incredible characters . . . and now you can vote for your favourite! Whether it’s a wizard, a Muggle or even an owl there are 40 much-loved characters to choose from below.

Simply select the character you would like to vote for and click the SUBMIT button. If your favourite character doesn’t appear, then select the OTHER button and type in the name of the character you would like to vote for.

The poll closes on Friday 26th August 2011 and the favourite character will be announced on Tuesday 30th August 2011.



Go forth; you know what to do.

(Someone on The Potions Master's Muse suggested we "vote the hell out of Severus". I replied that perhaps we should at least keep some of the hell in him...)
shyfoxling: Ravenclaw crest (annoyed (slap a bitch))
( Mar. 15th, 2011 03:06 pm)
http://arstechnica.com/web/news/2011/03/etsy-users-irked-after-buyers-purchases-exposed-to-the-world.ars :

The controversy began last week when Etsy flipped the switch on People Search as part of its effort to make Etsy feel more like a social network. Now, when users run a search for a person's full name, that user's account will show up in the search results, even if that person is only a buyer. ... The problem is that, aside from a thread in Etsy's forums (which is almost entirely used by sellers, not buyers), Etsy has not notified users of the change in privacy settings or policy. Previously, users could search Etsy for seller names, but the names of buyers were not exposed as part of the search. Not only are buyers searchable now, they're even searchable by real name if that info is in their account profiles—this is not a required element of the registration process, but there's nothing to indicate that it's optional. ... Even better, people's Etsy profiles and their purchase histories (via the feedback they leave) are beginning to show up under Google results for their names. ... Those who do have accounts on Etsy can remove their real names from their profile pages, and there's also a way to make your purchase history private (Your Account > Settings > Privacy). However, most account holders aren't even aware of the change in the first place, and they're not likely to change their settings without some sort of prompt.

See also http://www.etsy.com/storque/handmade-life/rethinking-feedback-12472/ though.
shyfoxling: Things I am no longer allowed to do at Hogwarts, number 257: I will not teach Peeves to sing "Henry the 8th I am." (humor (peeves henry 8th))
( Jun. 2nd, 2010 12:16 pm)
1. Is it weird that I got a much bigger immediate pang of excitement about these books for the Deathly Hallows film (warning: big images) than I have gotten from any of the epilogue filming shots (with way-too-old looking Harry and Draco, especially) that have been going around?

2. From Daily Snitch: Actors and Movies: Chris Rankin completes Deathly Hallows filming -- hee. For some bizarre reason Percy is still my favourite Weasley. They had better leave in that "Minister, did I mention I'm resigning?" line in the second film.

3. EA Deathly Hallows part 1 game trailer -- I hope this isn't as disappointing as the HBP game was. The OotP game was good enough I've played through it twice. I've had no urge to do the same with the HBP game, largely because it was a repeating sequence of a few minigames only thinly stitched together with plot, and very "railroaded" despite the fact that you can go wherever you want in Hogwarts most of the time. (And the mechanic for Potions class, while cool at first and definitely more detailed than the one in OotP, wore thin rather quickly.) It looks like they're, uh, taking some liberties with the canon storyline, but that's not only to be expected anyway, but I'd have a hard time fathoming how they'd turn the camping saga into an action video game. It does look pretty cool, although I dunno what they're going for with the Voldie-head-in-the-clouds bit at the end of the trailer. I guess it's supposed to be menacing, but I'm kinda seeing the "God" projection from Star Trek V...
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