Monthly Archives: August 2011

Childhood Cartoon

I was stumbling and came across this website, it’s similar to the Harry Potter Quiz I posted yesterday but involves characters from cartoons and basically childhood stuff. However the images have been distorted. I got all but 2. How can you do?

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The Shoes That Don’t Leave My Feet

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I absolutely heart my Toms, though they are faded, dirty and probably smelly. True love.


Try This Potter Fans

I had been stumbling and found this chain quiz, which tastes your knowledge and spelling of all things Harry Potter related. You can find it here. It’s extra tough as if you can’t answer the question you can’t move on. I managed to do it with 2:13 remaining. What can you do it in?

Good Luck!


Potter Tastic

This is so my favourite Harry Potter website, it’s called The Harry Potter Companion. Not only does it give lots of insights into Harry Potter, more book information than film information; but it has some amazing Potter related artwork.

When you first go on go to ‘Chapter by Chapter’ and pick your favourite book and go through it, for example the picture on the below, is from Letters From No One in The Philosopher’s Stone. It is from the Sunday when the Dursley’s are expecting no more post.

The images vary completely, some are sketches, others are paitnings whilst some are cartoons style images. Even though I like the images like the one I have shown here, I think the variety of different images makes it feel more like a compilation from many fans or Harry Potter and the website lists all the amazing artists who have given permission for there beautiful work to be used. I would love this to be published in to a book, though I know with the amount of cases Warner Brothers and J K Rowling have fought, they wouldn’t be as keen… though I hope they’d still appreciate the work.

If the chapter by chapter work wasn’t enough they are also starting a collection of character portraits using information from the books to give them more depth.   For example the picture below of Harry Potter .

Currently they only have character profiles of Harry, Ginny and Dumbledore but I expect there will be more soon.

There is so much to the website and I implore you to check it out. Seriously beautiful, and even if your not a big Potter geek, I am sure you’d appreciate the work.


Buttery Biscuit Base

So being a listener of Greg James on Radio 1, I have been growing to love this song which is compiled by Swede Mason. It is created using the British MasterChef’s judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode. It uses the common sayings of the guys as they critique contestants’ food. It is officially known as MasterChef Synesthesia, but it has become known as the Buttery Biscuit Base Song. I hope you enjoy listening, and it doesn’t get too annoying when you end up signing it all day….. I like the base… base… biscuit base…..


As a blonde, I love this joke.

I found this joke whilst stumbling and thought it was most amusing. I found it here but it may not have originated from there.

A blonde walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan officer. She says she’s going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000. The bank officer says the bank will need some kind of security for the loan, so the blonde hands over the keys to a new Rolls Royce. The car is parked on the street in front of the bank; she has the title, and everything checks out. The bank agrees to accept the car as collateral for the loan. The bank’s president and its officers all enjoy a good laugh at the blonde for using a $250,000 Rolls as collateral against a $5,000 loan. An employee of the bank then drives the Rolls into the bank’s underground garage and parks it there. Two weeks later, the blonde returns and repays the $5,000 and the interest, which comes to $15.41. The loan officer says, “Miss, we are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely; but we are a little puzzled. We checked you out and found that you are a multimillionaire. What puzzles us is – why would you bother to borrow $5,000?” The blonde replies…..”Where else in New York City can I park my car for two weeks for only $15.41 and expect it to be there when I return?


Heart this shirt.

My friend posted this on my Facebook a while a go and I still love it and if it wasn’t all the way in the US I’d have one already. It is the most beautifully designed Harry Potter shirt, using the Hogwarts Emblem as a design. I love the washed out colours but also the way Gryffindors and Slytherins. You can take a look at Threadless to get one for yourself. Heart it.


Obscure Harry Potter Facts

Being a bit bored of what I’m doing I have decided to compile a list of 10 obscure facts about the Harry Potter series. Obviously most potter maniacs will know them as it runs in their blood, but to recent fans or maybe for film-solo fans they will be lovely. I would like to credit all the Harry Potter websites and forums who helped me compile this list. What is the collective term for Harry Potter Fans? Glee fans are Gleeks. Twilight fans are losers, sorry I mean Twihards.

But what is there for Potters?

1. Dementors don’t breed like everyone else but spawn from decay. Such as from mould  or fungus.

2. Crookshanks, Hermione’s cat is not 100% cat. Instead it’s half kneazle, this is why it is so suspicious of Ron’s Rat Scabbers, which turns out to be Wormtail.

 

3. In earlier stages The Death Eaters were going to be called the Knights of Walpurgis. I’m glad she settled on Death Eaters.

4. Ginny’s full name is not actually Virginia, but Ginevra.

5. The code Arthur Weasley uses to get into the Ministry using the public entrance, i.e. using the Telephone box is 62442, which spells out MAGIC. Cool right?

 

6. There are 10 types of dragon mentioned in Harry Potter they are:

  • Antipodean Opaleye
  • Chinese Fireball
  • Common Welsh Green
  • Hebridean Black
  • Hungarian Horntail
  • Norwegian Ridgeback
  • Peruvian Vipertooth
  • Romanian Longhorn
  • Swedish Short-Snout
  • Ukrainian Ironbelly
7. If a muggle goes near Hogwarts all they would see is an old ruin with the sign ‘Keep Out, Dangerous Building’.
8. Dragon’s Blood is an effective oven cleaner. Forget Cillit Bang.
9. Hogwarts’ school motto is ‘Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus’ this translates from Latin to ‘Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon’. Pretty wise advice.
10. Voldemort’s wand is made of yew, historically yew is seen by some as having supernatural power and symbolic of death and rebirth. So the immortality of which Voldemort seeks.

Too Old for Temporary Tattoos?

Back in my childhood, 90’s and early 00’s temporary tattoos were pretty damn cool. They normally were pretty rubbish looking but you felt very rebellious and grown up having a skull or star (depending on what you have left in the pack) placed on your arm or belly. It was a skill you had to develop as getting the technique of not getting the tattoo too wet or keeping it too dry and making sure you leave it long enough so it transfers. There probably is a degree programme in it somewhere.


But that was when I was a child. So now when I’m fully able to go in to a tattoo shop and get a real, kick ass tattoo, am I quite excited to find an old temporary tattoo of a flower in the back of my make-up draw. Obviously I have already put it on, on my wrist as that’s where I’d get a real tattoo. But the main reason I have a fake one over the real deal is the fact that I keep changing my mind. I love seeing the designs done on LA Ink and Miami Ink, they are really amazing (and probably very expensive). But I wish they’d do a follow up program, 10 years time…25 years time…. do they still like there tattoo? Has it gone all wrinkly to an extent that it looks the Blob. Has the colourful butterfly faded to a mothy wash out? I would love to go and get on today but what if I hate it tomorrow? Or go off the style? Until I’m sure of it I will really stick with my fake one. It will scrub off if I hate it.