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20 October 2014 @ 07:35 pm
I don't know if you guys follow the Billfold (I like it a lot--it's a great site about money/finances aimed at twenty-somethings), but they've been running a cute "How Wizards Do Money" series. I thought I'd share because I was weirdly into the little vignette for Goyle.

They've done a ton of characters, but notables include Stan Shunpike, Draco, and Parvati. The whole series is here, if you're interested!
15 October 2014 @ 05:11 pm

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15 October 2014 @ 01:33 pm
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05 October 2014 @ 04:41 pm

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01 October 2014 @ 11:21 pm
I have been thinking a ton about my HiH animagus form for... reasons. I was curious, though: in real life, have you ever hung out with your animagus form (or some other subspecies that's close enough)? Did you feel a special kinship with it? If you haven't spent time with your animagus animal, would you want to?

(I would also be super eager to hear all miscellaneous thoughts on your animagus form, such as why you relate to it, if you think there is a better fit for you, if you even think of its significance much in your HiH life, etc. etc.)
29 September 2014 @ 12:48 pm
   Original discussion posted in cunningfolk. I added a few afterthoughts.

   We've had discussions about the correlation between Hogwarts House and things like MBTI type, D&D alignment, etc. and, while these traits are never mutually exclusive to a single House, there do tend to be definite patterns.
   Sometimes when I'm sorting a new member, I get a vibe as to where they belong before even sorting. So I was doing a lot of thinking about this, and I noticed there are certain patterns that seem to correlate with House affiliation and the way those individuals choose their usernames. I chalk it up to the general psychological aspects of each house:

   Gryffindors seem to either a.) cut right to to the chase with names that tell you boldly and directly exactly who they are (real names, or derivatives or their real names), or b.) catch you off guard with a shot of humor or bluntness that makes you remember their presence somehow.
   Common username patterns: Forthright self-identification, humor, boldness, shock value, catchphrases.

   Hufflepuffs also use their real names fairly often, but frequently choose names that make references to personal interests, hobbies or fandoms. Also worth observing: Hufflepuffs incorporate numbers into their usernames more often than any other House (birthdays? team numbers?). I think this can be attributed to the open nature of the House: these are sociable, non-judgmental people who have an innate ability to relate with others. Of all Houses, Hufflepuffs seem to break down that wall between others more readily than others, exposing bits of their personalities and making themselves more approachable. I don't know if this is intentional or subconscious, but it definitely does open a door to sharing common ground; I don't think I have ever met a Hufflepuff who was lacking in the friend department.
   Common username patterns: Open self-identification, personal interests, birth dates, fandom references, sentimentality, conversational icebreakers.

   Ravenclaw names often have a dreamy, cerebral or poetic quality. They actually tell a lot about themselves in their usernames, but much like their common room's knocker, won't let you in without figuring out the puzzle. Ravenclaw names are beautiful, but often metaphorical.
   Common username patterns: Obscure pop culture and literary references, poetry, alliteration, metaphor.

   Slytherins seem to actually lack a visible pattern in their usernames; if you look at our common room's roster, it looks like a hodgepodge of disjointed words and phrases. However, if you analyze it a bit deeper, I think this can be attributed to the trait of subtlety. The names actually have a lot of important personal meaning, but only to the user themselves; think of Tom Marvolo Riddle's symbolism in his choice of horcruxes and choice of an anagram to say who he is without actually saying it (William, I'm looking at you).
   Common username patterns: Cypticism, subtlety, hidden personal meaning and delusions of grandeur.

   I'm going to follow this up with the obvious disclaimer that this isn't an absolute rule that defines every single individual in each House. However, it's something I've noticed.

   So tell me... What House do you identify with, and how did you choose your username?

   Mine is the surname of a character I created at the age of seventeen, who originated as the well-dressed bad guy of a comic book, but who wound up becoming the morally-drab focus of the novel I keep meaning to finish writing but don't. The character, for better or worse, has just been this recurring thing in my life and means a lot to me even though I keep abandoning him on the creative front (in favor of more tangible career opportunities). So I chose this name because even though it's completely meaningless to everyone else, it's got a lot of history.
   Outside of LiveJournal, I tend to use derivatives of my real name...although those accounts are usually used for the purpose of sharing my art or seeking professional work, whereas this is the only site I use for just making friends.
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29 September 2014 @ 07:08 pm
Ok so I have only recently discovered that Charlie Weasley was not in the HP films. Aside from like one picture which totally doesn't count. Why?? I wasn't going to watch the films but now I'm nOT GOING TO WATCH THEM TWICE AS HARD, Charlie is a pretty cool guy, he's scruffy and he tames dragons what more do you want from life.

ANYWAY! I was so sure I'd seen photos of Charlie's actor but now I realize it was just fancastings. But I don't have anyone in mind who could play Charlie so I'm curious if anyone else has fancast Charlie?? I spent hours trailing through tumblr looking for the fancasts I remember but OBVIOUSLY I never reblogged them so I can't find them anymore and maybe I dreamed about them, who knows.

28 September 2014 @ 07:55 pm
So, who all in here would have a Harry Potter themed wedding? I can say that I would. I have had two others that have ended for various reasons. One of my friends tagged me to see this pintrest post and I started thinking about the wedding cake and would I do this.

Of course I would! Who else would or wouldn't? Why?
14 September 2014 @ 04:19 am
I have been sucked into the world of Destiny and would love more people to play with!
I'm playing on my shiny new PS4. My ID is daughterjudy over there too :D come find meeee
02 September 2014 @ 09:10 pm

UMBRA BELLUMa marauders era first war roleplay

They say that the old start wars, but the young are the ones who must fight them. Prejudices are not born but taught. Youth is selfish; youth is vain. Youth is proud and foolish. When the shadow of war blooms outside the hallowed halls of Hogwarts, everything changes. It is time to find out who you are when the freedom of youth is gone.

The year is 1976 and the wizarding world teeters on the brink of war.


Anah's note: Umbra Bellum is a new Marauders Era mature themes RPG comm hosted at Tumblr. If you ever wanted to try your hand at roleplay, want to return to it, or just want to try something new, this would be a great place for you. The mod is super friendly and well organized, the character bios are extremely thoughtful, and there are a bunch of characters open for application.

FOR EXAMPLE: James Potter! Alice Fortescue and Frank Longbottom! Narcissa Black! Lucius Malfoy! Ted Tonks! Rabastan Lestrange! The Carrows! The Prewett twins! Molly Prewett and Arthur Weasley! AND MANY MORE!
(I just joined as Regulus, and I'd love to have some evil-aligned proto Death Eaters to play with.)

If you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them; just send me a PM! (A common question is How does RP work on Tumblr? -- I can explain.) This page contains a lot of information, as well.

Hope to see you there!