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A list, Transfiguration, and Salem - A Sorta Fairytale
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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Sun, Jul. 25th, 2004 11:30 pm
A list, Transfiguration, and Salem

I’ve had a bunch of things running around in my head lately, and I keep thinking, “I should write an LJ post about that.” And then I don’t get around to it. *sigh* I’m lazy. Among the things I haven’t been disciplined enough to sit down and write about:

Religious:
-Some memories about life at Stetson—“Midnight Worship” and related things
-Some theological ramblings—joy/suffering/hope

Miscellaneous:
-Politics—some issues that are important to me and why I’m *head desk* about the upcoming presidential election. Oh yeah, and a recommendation of this website, but I guess I can go ahead and do that. ;)
-Evolution, Neo-Darwinism, Creationism, Panspermia, and ID Theory
-Some of my college essays, as mentioned in a previous post

General HP issues:
-Why I love Ron Weasley (an expansion of a post I made at FAP)
-Come to think of it, a post about why I love Hermione wouldn’t be a bad idea, either.
-OWL results/career paths

HP ships:
-Partnership between R/Hr (including some thoughts about House Elves); this would be the answer to Penny’s essay that I’ve mentioned wanting to write before
-Ron/Luna and other obstacles to R/Hr
-Why R/Hr and H/G don’t work as red herrings (this is an essay I’ve already written part of, but haven’t finished yet)
-Colin and Cho as character foils to Ginny (highlighting her as a better “fan” and better potential LI for Harry)
-Evidence for Neville/Luna

Someday I will write about at least some of these things, I’m sure. But…not tonight.

However, I will go ahead and point out an interesting little tidbit I noticed while listening to GoF the other day.

"Of course, the ideal solution would be for you to Transfigure yourself into a submarine or something," Hermione said. "If only we’d done human Transfiguration already! But I don’t think we start that until sixth year, and it can go badly wrong if you don’t know what you’re doing…"

-GoF Ch. 26, p. 482 US Ed.

So, it looks like the Dream Team will be studying human Transfig in HBP (assuming they all take NEWT-level Transfig, which I think they will). I wonder if it will play much of a part in the plot of HBP? I would be kind of surprised if it didn’t; I’m convinced that Transfiguration is quite important in the series, partly because it’s already come into play a good bit, partly because it was the subject AD taught, and partly because it has a lot of symbolic potential. Hmm…could it be involved in the VDC? I seem to recall John Granger mentioning something about the possibility of Transfig playing a role in LV’s downfall…

Oh! And guess what else? The Nimbus 2003 CD arrived at my parents’ house in Orlando. Apparently, whatever promotional material is on it about the next convention in Salem has my parents thinking that they want to go. Yay! I know several of us who were at wahleecon had mentioned the possibility of meeting up at the Salem convention, and I was sort of hoping at least some of us would be able to actually follow through on that. My parents knew about this possibility, too, and it seems they were a bit concerned that I wouldn’t want them tagging along. *snerk* They’re so funny. I love my parents, and I don’t think I’ve had any friends that I cared about for very long at all who didn’t like them. They’re really pretty cool. So…it looks like chances are pretty good of me being at Salem for the convention, with two fifty-something “casual readers” in tow. I hope that some many of you will come and join us. :D

Joie

Current Mood: happy happy
Current Music: Tori Amos ~ "Jackie's Strength"

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buongiornodaisy
buongiornodaisy
the second biggest jun ishikawa stan on the 'net
Mon, Jul. 26th, 2004 03:43 am (UTC)

There is no "off" button for my brain so, yeah, know exactly what you're talking about. And I'd love to go to a convention if it weren't for the whole money/time issue.


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Mon, Jul. 26th, 2004 03:49 am (UTC)

Yeah...money and time is always going to be an issue to some degree for most anyone, I think. Perhaps your circumstances will change and be more conducive to planning a trip between now and the time the plans for it would have to be made.


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buongiornodaisy
buongiornodaisy
the second biggest jun ishikawa stan on the 'net
Mon, Jul. 26th, 2004 04:16 am (UTC)

I hope so. I don't know a lot about this meeting, anyway, and am not sure when it's taking place, although I *think* I might be in school when it happens. Dunno. But school vs. a convention? After a sumer of pining for school, what do you think? ;)

THAT will change the moment I start school. Heh.


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Mon, Jul. 26th, 2004 04:20 am (UTC)

Heh. Yeah. I've been pretty anxious to go back to school (not unitl spring for me) myself. Except...yeah, I'm sure it'll drive me nuts when I do.

But, yes, the con is in October of 2005, so it would require some working around school, for me as well. Guess I should edit in a link to the website, in case anyone else needs details about it.


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buongiornodaisy
buongiornodaisy
the second biggest jun ishikawa stan on the 'net
Mon, Jul. 26th, 2004 04:26 am (UTC)

Eek. My school is pretty miserly when it comes to off-days, anyway. We had three days off for Thanksgiving. Three days! Oh, well. This is only the second con I've missed. Hopefully there will be a third I can attend.


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solusfides
Jon
Mon, Jul. 26th, 2004 03:52 am (UTC)
quite the list, it is....

A most intriguing and varied list of thoughts to contemplate and verbalize, I can't wait to see how it all comes out.
Which Salem is this, btw? Salem, Mass, or Winston-Salem, NC?

I'd be curious about your theo. Questions, among others.. not ot mention good ole' Stetson post-ponderances.


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solusfides
Jon
Mon, Jul. 26th, 2004 03:55 am (UTC)
Re: quite the list, it is....

is it me, or does that animated icon of mine look really bad on a dark backdrop!?!?
guess I'll have to clean it up a bit, eh?


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Mon, Jul. 26th, 2004 04:02 am (UTC)
Re: quite the list, it is....

Salem, Mass.

And which icon do you mean? The sekrit one you made for me, or the one you are using above? I didn't notice any problems with either, so I think it's just you. :P


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solusfides
Jon
Mon, Jul. 26th, 2004 04:05 am (UTC)
Re: quite the list, it is....

this bouncing confused kittycon.
it's the white edges that make it look rather... gross...
although, if I were going for lomo-istic, I'd say it's rather good looking... heheheh.


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buongiornodaisy
buongiornodaisy
the second biggest jun ishikawa stan on the 'net
Mon, Jul. 26th, 2004 04:18 am (UTC)
Re: quite the list, it is....

In a lomoistic sense, it does look kewl.

Wait, do lomoists use "kewl"?


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thewhiteowl
thewhiteowl
Could use a little more cowbell
Tue, Jul. 27th, 2004 08:34 pm (UTC)

And I thought I was bad! all those sound very interesting, and I hope you find the time to write them. I'm planning on posting on my prediction for the OWL results too. I'll have it out before the GCE ones, I promise ;)


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