shyfoxling: Ravenclaw crest (Default)
( Apr. 28th, 2017 12:19 pm)
(posting in this journal because it's something I mostly/only see in fandom context.)

So like... what is the deal with phrasing like in this post that talks about what this or that smokin' hot person does "to the ovaries"? sort of medical-ish, sort of personal discussion of sexual/reproductive organs behind the cut; nothing too graphic, should not be TMI for most I would think )
shyfoxling: Hogwarts castle (general (hogwarts))
( Oct. 29th, 2014 04:10 pm)
Browsing through my extant tags to see if I already had one along the lines of the "ponderings" I tagged my last post with, I turned up some amusing kinda nonstandard ones (vs. things like character names, ships, and genres), many of which I'd forgotten I'd used:

brb drooling, counting things ah-ah-ah, death by pun, dood i'm so blogging this, dude am i crazy or what (the lone post with this tag may be amusing to fans of interactive fiction), library blithering no one cares about, madness? this is fandom, moichandising!, now that's rather saucy innit, oh us crazy snapefen, overanalysis our speciality, pack-rat much?, plotless random imagery, punctuation please, ravenclaw madness, say what now?, show us your wits, sit in the corner and rust, unf unf unf, wish i'd thought of that, ye aulden days, you get to drink from the firehose!, your thoughts on yaoi
shyfoxling: Ravenclaw crest (severus lily (any other name))
( Dec. 4th, 2011 09:09 pm)
When someone requests "Snape/Lily unrequited", it's rude to wilfully misinterpret their likely intent and write it as unrequited love that Lily has for Sev, right? ("Hey, you didn't specify...")

Awww. *pout*

(Mr. Shyfoxling says, "Are you sure you're not a Slytherin?")
shyfoxling: Ravenclaw crest (severus humor (trust snape))
( Sep. 21st, 2011 01:04 am)
Have just seen Julian Richings as Death at the end of SPN season 5 which husband is watching on DVD. Can haz as Snape? Perhaps in fantasy epilogue-era films, since he's nine years younger than Alan Rickman but that still presents an age problem. Just stick a long black wig on him. some pics )

Don't mind me, I'm just being odd.
Everyone knows (everyone does know, right? If you didn't before, you do now) that the four Houses correspond to the four classical elements: Gryffindor - Fire, Ravenclaw - Air, Slytherin - Water, and Hufflepuff - Earth. This makes it really easy to map the four fixed signs to the houses too: Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio, and Taurus, respectively. Just for kicks I thought I'd try plugging in the cardinal and mutable signs, assuming that it would not be straight elemental lines (Aquarius is Ravenclaw, yeah, but I see Libra as more Hufflepuff. etc). The mutables fell in pretty easily, I thought, but I am having a devil of a time with the cardinals.

RavenclawSlytherinHufflepuffGryffindor
FixedAquariusScorpioTaurusLeo
MutableVirgoSagittariusPiscesGemini
CardinalCancer? Aries?Capricorn? Aries?LibraCapricorn? Cancer?

Libra for Hufflepuff seems reasonable to me, but my conceptions of Aries, Capricorn, and Cancer don't seem to fit in well in any arrangement of Ravenclaw, Slytherin, and Gryffindor. I'm not quite sure about Gemini in Gryffindor, either; it kind of fell there by process of elimination. Goes to show you can take an analogy too far, I guess.

Just curious what others' thoughts were.

eta: Wonder if thinking about the ruling, exalted, etc planets might illuminate this. Could be an interesting exercise when I'm not supposed to be working.

eta2: Things people have said here and on DW are convincing me Capricorn pretty much has to go with Slytherin. People keep suggesting Aries for Gryffindor but 1. I was trying to work it out so that each house would have signs of three different elements, and 2. that leaves Cancer in Ravenclaw which I find hard to understand. The reverse isn't really better. Neither Aries nor Cancer makes much sense for me in Ravenclaw and I have a hard time with Cancer in Gryffindor too. Mrr. I dunno, as I said, maybe this whole analogy doesn't bear out well past the level of the Fixed signs.
shyfoxling: Colin Creevey with camera, text "Fangirl!" (squee (colin fangirl))
( May. 11th, 2011 02:22 pm)
Just got this in at work to catalog:



How to Read This Book

If you're reading this sentence then you've pretty much got it. Good job. Just keep going the way you are.
...

When the stripper jumped out of the giant cake, everyone got excited. But when she jumped into the regular-sized cake, everyone got confused.
...

Everybody knew that you should never provoke a rattlesnake, much less tie it into a bow. But that didn't stop Judd. What did stop him was the rattlesnake.
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99.99% of all castles in America are located in fish tanks.



Sorry, what was that? I can't hear you over the sound of my crush on Demetri Martin.


http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DemetriMartin (fairly safe as TVTropes pages go, not so much an endless rabbit hole that you will not extract yourself from for days - in fact, I didn't click a single link)


(found reblogged in http://bignosesaresexy.tumblr.com/ - lol, bonus for all the Snape folks I know are out there, amirite?)



(Despite his dewy young looks which have often made me wonder if he was barely 18 when I've seen him on TV shows, apparently he was actually born in 1973. So have at 'im if you like, you other thirty- and forty-somethings.)
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