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Cursed Child

It is officially out. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Hoggis and Figs in the city centre had an official HP themed night leading up until the midnight release. For those who thought Potter-mania was over, it was clear once the line beginning in Dawson street and wrapped around until it reached Grafton Street they were wrong.
It looked fun. They had a wizard band, spell competitions etc Raging I didn’t go and drag my nephew with me (you know, so I wouldn’t look TOO much of a loon) but I don’t want the temptation of having the book there.
How on earth am I going to last until October?
Damn you crappy planning on behalf of the theatre!!! I had early access to purchasing tickets. I went out of my way to achieve pre-book acceptance. Then, when the time came I waited dutifully for over an hour to be next in line to actually purchase tickets. Then what? Then it was MAC incompatible. MAC INCOMPATIBLE!!! In this day and age ffs. When everyone and their mother has an iPhone, iPod, iPad or/and the rest. MAC INCOMPATIBLE.
I could have had tickets for August. I wouldn’t have had too long of a wait. All I have now is this extreme example of a first world problem!

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London baby!!!

Oh Lordy, Lordy, Lordy! I am so excited!!!

For my best friend’s 30th birthday I got us tickets to see the new Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play in London.

Just two minutes ago I booked our hotel. It doesn’t look all that fabulous but it is close to Victoria station, close to sights and has free wi-fi, but most importantly, it has many reviews mentioning how clean it is. Considering we don’t plan on being in the hotel for the majority of the trip, I think cleanliness and close proximity to the sights are the best qualities to look for in a hotel. Particularly when you are on a student budget as I am.

I am so mad excited and it is weird because when I am this excited about something, she is the first person I want to share the news with. But I can’t share it with her this time.

Her birthday isn’t until summer (Despite the fact that the time will fly and it’ll be July in no time, it’s taking ages to get here) and I can’t wait to see her face. I hope she’ll love it? I’m sure she will. She’s been to London before and has loved it. I’ve never been. Very much looking forward to it despite hearing that they aren’t very friendly to Irish people.

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Pottermore, baby, potter more

Yay!!!! I registered for Pottermore just under an hour ago.

I made an attempt yesterday but found when I got my weary and drug filled ass out of bed registration for day one was already closed. It wasn’t even noon so I was pissed/disappointed/surprised that I missed it.

Today I was determined not to. So up early and refreshing the fuck out of the pottermore home page. But then hunger pains set in and a craving for scrambled egg and toast apperated into my head so it was a case of tearing myself away from the laptop and heading down stairs to make breakfast.
As what usually happens though, the second clue was posted the moment my back was turned. Typical.

Luckily I wasn’t downstairs for long, I didn’t even wait around to wash up after myself – cleaning can wait a couple of hours. It’s a bank holiday. Live a little.

So now I solved the clue (chapter fourteen. Multiplied by 42. Equals 588) registered. Picked a username. And now awaiting my email verification….which has just hit my inbox. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
 

WELCOME TO POTTERMORE BY JK ROWLING

Congratulations!
You’ve successfully validated your early access Pottermore account. You will be one of the lucky few to shape the experience before the site opens to all in October.

You may have to wait a few weeks for your Welcome email to arrive as we can’t let everyone into the Beta site at the same time.

We look forward to seeing you.”

And me, you 😀

This kinda sorta makes up for not recieving my owl when I hit age eleven.

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*wail*

Saw Deathly Hallows again yesterday. (Third time I know, I’m weird.) Oh but it’s brilliant. Really, really.

I cried this time oddly enough. It was just a single tear thing at Fred’s death, Snape/Lily, and the Forest Again scene. It was no way near the mess I made of my face when I last cried at the cinema (The Boy in the Stripped Pyjamas) thankfully.
But for some reason it hit me more this time and even when nothing major was happening I had to swallow a lump in my throat. Just the sound of Ron’s sobbing over Fred’s body. Then for some reason when Snape is cradling dead Lily in his arms, the image of a baby Harry crying in his cot just hit me and it seemed the worst part of that whole scene. Like Snape’s anguish was just too much that he couldn’t absorb the fact that he wasn’t alone in the room. His eyes were purely for Lily as they always had been.
Then the Forest Again scene was so sad. Having Lily echo Snape’s final word “Always” was just a perfect touch, and that too made me start. I am so pleased it was an early enough showing and in the largest scene in the cinema so not many saw me wipe at my eyes.

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It’s over. WHAT TO DO NOW???

I am finding it hard to write this. I’ve seen Deathly Hallows part two twice now. First was the midnight showing, my friend and I dressed up. When we got here nobody else was dressed up bahahaha. That would be morto but we just had the attitude that ‘ah, fuck them. Dry shites.’ So we walked around with our heads high and posed for a picture in which we “dueled” I maintain I won. She wingardium leviosa me. I crucio’ed her.

By the end of the film we were ready to crucio the film makers. So much was altered/cut that the fanatic fan in me wasn’t a happy bunny. I couldn’t even speak. When family asked how was it I was hit by a tongue tied curse and could only do this weird half nervous half mad laugh and shrug my shoulders.
No Albus/Gellert. No Wormtail death, no Wormtail at all. He seemingly got away it with. They didn’t do the Molly/Bellatrix fight justice. They both looked shocked that the other was firing at them. It was too quick and had none of Bellatrix’s cocky, taunting nature. The Neville/Nagini annoyed me as it’s so perfect in the book I was annoyed it was so altered. Ariana looked in her twenties. They took out the a lot of the best McGonagall lines and bits that I was very annoyed that they ‘ruined’ her. THE kiss was terrible. And above all else the actors just didn’t seem to put the passion into it. The Grey Lady was fantastic as she seemed to be the only one who did put heart and soul into her scene. And please, do NOT get me started on Ginny. SHE RUINS EVERY SCENE!!!! Continue reading “It’s over. WHAT TO DO NOW???”

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DH pt II the Final Final trailer *sobs*

I haven’t had a chance to comment on the new Deathly Hallows trailer. What can I even say? Words fail me and when I first saw it Friday morning all I could do was make a load of gasps and squees.

I hope empire do a break down because, especially at the end, there is just so much happening that half of it is lots in the mass of action and epicness 🙂


Arrrrghhhhh Lily. Baby Harry. I showed my seven year old nephew and I was like “look look. That’s Harry’s mam, and look, baby Harry”. Even my seven year old nephew had the common sense to look at me as if I was mental. He just looked at me and smiled a smile. You know the smile I’m talking about. It’s a sad smile that people reserve for other people who have mental issues.
I got mental issued smiled from my seven year old nephew. Bahahaha!
Burning Quidditch pitch. *sniff*
Gringotts looks cool!
“Man the bounderies. Protect us” I LOVE YOU MCGONAGALL!!!
Remus/Tonks *oh, god. The waterworks are starting*
Battle action *EPICNESS*
Oooh Lucius
Why is Harry confronting Snape? Why is he wearing his robes? *oooh intrigue*
Dumbles 😥
Goyle. Am I the only one who likes Goyle? I’m devo he dies instead of Crabbe.
The Forest Again. “Until the end” *sobs*
There seems to be a few, or perhaps a longer interaction between Harry and Voldemort. I cannot wait to see that!
Molly casting a green spell :O
A scramble for the Elder wand. Oooh I wonder who will get there first 😛

Fucking hell. It’s bleeding savage looking. I honestly cannot wait 😀 😀 😀

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Magneto and Potter

Magneto and Potter in one evening = I do believe I am about to come.

Fucking hell!!!!! I am so super excited.

I came home from my walk today with the idea of having a quick shower before I set off for the cinema for a second look at Xmen: First Class. Of course, being addicted to checking my mail and twitter I log on on my phone. “JK Rowling big surprise” was all over my twitter. My interest was piqued but my phone is too small for find answers.
Hello laptop.
I was one of the millions who found the first three letters (E, T, O) and admired how Jo could break the internet – seriously nothing was working. Leaky had to be refreshed to death. Twitter was awash with guessing and *squees*. But then Magneto and Charles called and I had to drag myself away and go drool over their slash undertones (or perhaps thats just me reading into things? Nah, I don’t think so!)
But I’m back to find all promised ten letters have been revealed. POTTERMORE.
HOLY MOTHER OF DIVINE GOD!!!! Pottermore.

What does it mean?

I’m refreshing this page like a mad thing.
We’re told it’s not a new book but just as exciting. And Leaky has said it’s seen a preview and it’s gonna be amazing. I know I’m only a mod over there, but fuck! I wish I knew what it was. I won’t be able to sleep for the excitement.
“The suspense is killing me. I hope it lasts…”