shyfoxling: Cauldron with steam rising (general (potion book))
( Oct. 4th, 2016 10:44 am)
I really don't have room for more books on my shelves, much less an entire second set of Harry Potter, but Jim Kay's illustrations are really proving tempting...
shyfoxling: Dumbledore and Harry seeing the Dark Mark over Hogwarts, text "well, shit" (annoyed (dark mark well shit))
( Jul. 14th, 2016 12:03 pm)
Warner Bros. trademarks 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' name, possibly for film
It seems like fans' wishes for a possible Harry Potter and the Cursed Child adaptation to the film screen might slowly be coming to fruition. If this is true, the eighth story in Harry Potter's saga, post-Deathly Hallows epilogue, would be the ninth (and maybe tenth if split into two) feature film.

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. recently trademarked the name 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child', and this can include rights to everything from films to merchandise. The trademark was set in the U.K. though the company listed is Warner Bros. in the U.S., the production company behind the first eight Harry Potter movies.
Ugh, please no. I mean, not at all surprising that they trademarked it. Of course they did. But if anything I've heard about that play is true, Merlin preserve us from a film, or two films (which it probably would be since isn't there going to be more than one play, or something?).
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( Apr. 17th, 2016 11:25 pm)
(confused? see [tumblr.com profile] thesetupwizard... nothing direct, but will provide a little context. we are silly, silly people.)

[personal profile] enotsola: Well, if you want to get an eastern European wizard to acknowledge Muggle technology, what do you give him?
[personal profile] shyfoxling: Russian porn?
[personal profile] enotsola: Close.
[personal profile] shyfoxling: ...Tetris?
Man, I am so lazy about actually making rec posts. These have been building up for quite a while, so strap in:

Nine from [livejournal.com profile] hoggywartyxmas: Read more... )

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Two art recs from [livejournal.com profile] severus_snape fest: Read more... )

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Six from Yuletide/Yuletide Madness: Read more... )

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And lastly, two miscellaneous: Read more... )

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*pant*pant*pant*
shyfoxling: Hogwarts castle (general (hogwarts))
( Nov. 30th, 2015 02:45 pm)
Awesome post thinking about Hogwarts school robe designs in line with canon, including a solution to the question of how Harry can sometimes, and yet apparently not always, tell what house students he doesn't personally know are in if there's no identifying badges or colors on the "plain black work robes".
shyfoxling: Gallifreyan symbol in grey on black background (doctor who (dromeian))
( Feb. 11th, 2015 01:20 pm)
News has been going around that Doctor Who LEGO will be released later this year. I hope this means there is some possibility of a LEGO Doctor Who game; we have loved the hell out of the Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars ones.

'Course, knowing me, I would likely just run around exclusively as the Tenth Doctor like I pretty much never used any character other than Severus Snape unless I had to. (But then, IIRC he was the only character who could both use Dark magic and cast a Patronus - I recall squeeing when I noticed they had paid attention to that - which was handy for solving things without switching as often.)
Sneak a peek into the upcoming illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

I rather like this artist's concepts and style. (Harry is not shown on that page, but I can only assume it's he who is currently gracing the front page of the artist's website.) It gives me some hope for what his Severus may look like. Certainly I like these pictures much better than those new cover illustrations that were going around a while back, the ones that still had Harry looking oddly very juvenile even after OotP.

For a minute I had faint hope that the US version of the new edition of the first book would also bear the title Philosopher's Stone, but from Scholastic's page it would seem not. Ah well, I guess they wouldn't want to damage recognition of it in stores or something, at this point. (Wow. First printing of SS, fifty thousand copies. First printing of DH, 12 million copies.)
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( Jul. 31st, 2014 03:09 pm)
7 New Must-See "Harry Potter" Covers

In general, I vastly prefer this art style to the previous ones under the "slidy thing", as well as to the American covers, but I have to mostly agree with the commenter who said Harry looks like a 10-year-old girl on all of them - it's fine for him to appear so young on the first couple, but he hardly seems to get any older or taller.

The Hagrid and Dumbledore are quite good, though.
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( Mar. 20th, 2014 11:39 am)
Bloomsbury are releasing new children's editions of the Harry Potter books, illustrated by award winner Jonny Duddle. The new editions will also include highlights of Pottermore.com [...] All seven of the new edition print books will be on sale from September 1, 2014

...by which point Pottermore won't possibly have finished content for all the books, will it? Actually, they'd have to have all their content prepared well in advance of a Sept 1 release date to be able to print the books in time. Isn't this edition a little premature? Or are they going to issue yet another later on?

I will be interested to see a different illustrator, though. I wonder if they will have more illustrations than just the little chapter header bits Mary GrandPre did in the US editions. You can see cover art for Philosopher's Stone here. I dunno if I am going to like this style.
shyfoxling: Trelawney looking surprised, text "WTF?" (confused (trelawney wtf))
( Jan. 29th, 2013 06:00 pm)
I'm cataloging Kiki's Delivery Service here at work, and its IMDB page claims it's referenced in the first two Harry Potter films, but does not elaborate on the details of what the references supposedly are. I'm skeptical that it's actually the case. Anyone have any idea what they might be talking about?
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( Jul. 15th, 2012 12:16 am)
Anyone have any idea what kind of achievements or deeds the different classes of the Order of Merlin would signify?
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( Dec. 9th, 2011 02:22 pm)
Pottermore is doing a survey about what kinds of digital forms of the books (ebooks and audio download) they should offer: https://www.research.net/s/pottermore_booksurvey. Basically they are collecting info about what demographic wants to buy, or not buy, what, and how interested they are.
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( Dec. 1st, 2011 07:54 pm)
Second Harry Potter theme park set to be built at Universal Studios Hollywood

Woo! (Seeing as how this is not, you know, on the other side of the country from me, in a terrible humid place.) "No earlier than 2015", though. Who knows what we'll all be doing by then.
shyfoxling: Cauldron with steam rising (general (potion book))
( Nov. 7th, 2011 05:55 pm)
So, y'all* get a load of this? http://www.snitchseeker.com/harry-potter-news/video-j-k-rowling-admits-deathly-hallows-draft-had-snape-vs-harry-not-mcgonagall-86207/

I don’t like the marginalisation of women when the fighting breaks out. We get to fight too. I really wanted that. In fact, there was an earlier draft... I know there was at one point, it was Harry who took on Snape in that confrontation, and I really didn't want that to happen.

In the book Minerva McGonagall was the one who does it, and for me it was very important that she did that.


I agree very much that the women characters ought to fight as well and I think everyone reading this probably enjoyed seeing what a badass Minerva was, but on the other hand I've got to wonder what we'd have got if it had stayed Harry on the other end of that duel. (One hopes it would have been more than a repeat of the end of HBP where Severus hands the kid his arse on a platter!) It's not as simple as just the change in meaning from it being a female instead of a male; it being Harry (as opposed to another male teacher, like Flitwick) would have changed the whole ensuing action considerably.

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* I settled on just the pronoun here because I was getting way too caught up on how I might spell the mushed up contraction of "did you all" that I was actually thinking: j'y'all? d'j'y'all? djy'all?
shyfoxling: worn book with text Property of the Half-Blood Prince (general (hbp book))
( Jun. 24th, 2011 12:34 pm)


http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=1988

Why has no one written crack fic like this? Someone gets Transfigured into a couch because someone else talked in xir sleep, and then people put their butts arses on xir?

So have you been getting a load of the Harry Potter World Cup over on mtv.com? Here's a link to a nice, large, readable picture of the brackets. As you can see, one Severus Snape (no, just a Severus Snape - didn't you hear I come in six-packs?) is at the bottom of the top-left "Privet Drive" area. I'm pretty sure he's going to blow Vincent Crabbe out of the water, but I don't have enough of an idea about the whole audience of this thing to judge whether Flitwick is going to beat Trelawney or not. Harry and Severus are in the same part of the bracket so even if he makes it through a few rounds, he'll probably wind up against Harry, and I imagine the usual sort of people voting in this are going to vote for Harry, so that's sad. Voldemort is at the very bottom right (as Harry is top left); I wonder if they rigged the matches so as to give the best chance for Harry and Voldemort to come out in the final round. Hrm.
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