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1timspalding
Jul 21, 2007, 11:29am Top

In case you don't read the blog, here's notice that we started a Harry Potter Review Contest. As you'll see, it won't be a dog-eat-dog sort of thing. There are 50 winners, and we're rewarding people for voting for other reviews.

2readafew
Aug 7, 2007, 10:29am Top

The five reviews with the most thumbs-ups will win the bigger prize.

The rest will be randomly picked from all members who both wrote a review and voted for others' reviews.


Just wondering about the end of the contest? 6 have tied for 2nd place with 19 thumbs up.

3Kerian
Aug 7, 2007, 1:45pm Top

Looks like that wasn't expected to happen. :)

4timspalding
Aug 7, 2007, 3:02pm Top

Ha! Hmm..

5timspalding
Aug 7, 2007, 3:11pm Top

To be honest, I didn't check the numbers last night. I was too busy. I'll try to get a count as of last night.

6readafew
Aug 7, 2007, 3:16pm Top

The numbers haven't changed for the top ten since Sunday night or there abouts.

7timspalding
Aug 7, 2007, 3:22pm Top

So, what do we do? I think we disqualify all of them.

I need to get Abby to write the blog post. I want to pull out some choice bits, but I can't look at the page or I'll spoil something. I already know one plot detail from casual glancing.

8Kerian
Aug 7, 2007, 3:24pm Top

Readafew, have you been checking while anxiously awaiting offical results? ;) I still say yours is fantastic. Looks like we're both two of the six people who have nineteen thumbs-up. :)

9Kerian
Aug 7, 2007, 3:26pm Top

Oh, that's right, Tim! I hope it was only a minor plot detail. Where are you in the series?

10readafew
Aug 7, 2007, 3:26pm Top

Tim I would have thought that you'd get it on CD and listen while you work...

So, what do we do? I think we disqualify all of them.
So are you going to give LadyN $250 for Amazon? 8)

11Kerian
Aug 7, 2007, 3:28pm Top

Hehe! I'm so happy for her! I wonder if she even knows yet...I think she's working.

12readafew
Aug 7, 2007, 3:38pm Top

Kerian > I have periodically checked to see who where in the top 5. I made a bet with myself that it would take 20 thumbs to be in the top 5 at the end but things died down a lot this last week end, I check thursday and sunday and there was very little change at all, and since sunday the top ten haven't moved.

Thanks again for the support for my review. I thought yours was very heartfelt. Whatever Tim decides congratulations on tying for 2nd place!

13Kerian
Aug 7, 2007, 3:41pm Top

The same to you, readafew! :)

14littlegeek
Aug 7, 2007, 3:46pm Top

I'm so proud to know you all....*sob*

LadyN rocks the house!

15Kerian
Aug 7, 2007, 3:50pm Top

#14 LG:
Why don't you ask her to mention you in her acceptance speech? ;)

16littlegeek
Aug 7, 2007, 3:54pm Top

#15 That's her lookout, Kerian. I just hope she remembers us "little people" here on HE, her friends from the beginning....

17Kerian
Aug 7, 2007, 4:06pm Top

#16 Me, too. :)

18LadyN
Aug 8, 2007, 6:06am Top

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!! You guys make me giggle!

Am I able even to have a prize if I'm in the UK? Anyway, if I do win then of course you'll all get a mention, and they'll be a party for all. Ooh, will there be a live red carpet broadcast on E! ? And what about coverage of the main ceremony? And what shall we wear? I think the pressure is all too much... ;-)

19MEM82
Aug 10, 2007, 9:09pm Top

#18 can I have your autograph *blinks large star filled eyes* i should probably go and read the reviews but I know everyone did a splendid job at it so you're all winners in my book 8)

20Kerian
Edited: Aug 10, 2007, 9:24pm Top

#19:
Hi, MEM! We've missed you! :)

I wonder how long till there's a new blog on this contest?

21readafew
Aug 10, 2007, 9:47pm Top

I've been wondering that 2 but I'm guessing Abby will get it out early next week. It was a little over a week to put up the Potter book pile winners, so we'll see.

22MEM82
Aug 10, 2007, 10:41pm Top

blog??
Hello I've missed you guys too

23Kerian
Aug 10, 2007, 11:21pm Top

#22 MEM:
The LibraryThing blog. There's a link at the top of the screen and to the right just below the words 'Catalog your books online.' :)

24MEM82
Aug 10, 2007, 11:23pm Top

ah i see it. what do ppl blog about on LT?

25Kerian
Aug 10, 2007, 11:29pm Top

#24 MEM:
Only Tim, Abby, and a few select others can post the blog notes. Lately, it's mostly about Dutch stuff, but they post about contests, new features on LT, and lots of other things there, too. You're actually able to make comments on the blog posts if you want. :)

26MEM82
Aug 10, 2007, 11:32pm Top

*hears crickets chirping* poor me I have no Friday night life so.... here I am alone just a person on my own..hehe um that would be a song lyric hmm pop quiz partial lyric to what song? see what happens when i don't have stimulating conversation?!

27MEM82
Aug 10, 2007, 11:33pm Top

hey another person!!

thanks for the info

28gpwts
Aug 11, 2007, 12:12am Top

I'm here, not possessing a license or anywhere to be.

29Kerian
Aug 11, 2007, 1:27am Top

LOL. Guess a few of us need lives, huh? ;) Oh, well. I have tags to organize. :)

30readafew
Aug 15, 2007, 3:23pm Top

I wonder if they've forgotten...

31Kerian
Aug 16, 2007, 1:48am Top

Me, too. I'm still feeling half-crazy with want of results.

32elbakerone
Aug 16, 2007, 5:00pm Top

Glad I'm not the only one going nuts about this. Actually Tim and Abby should just let me judge it for no other reason than the fact that I'm super cool. *said with copious amounts of sarcastic bluffing* ;) It could go something like this:

*straightens evening gown, takes the stage, checks the mike*

*tap tap tap* Is this thing on?
*scrrreeeech of microphone feedback*

Ahem. Thank you all for coming to the bored-at-work Hogwarts Express gala! Tonight we will be revealing the imaginary winner of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Review Contest! Before we announce the winners - a word from our sponsors!

*cut to commercial for Weasly's Wizard Wheezes*

*cut back to me still trying to get the sound system working right and eventually reverting to wizardly applifying my own voice*

Yes that's right, Weasly's Wizard Wheezes for all your practical joking needs! And now the moment we've all been waiting for....

*drumroll...*

The unofficial imaginary winner of the Harry Potter Review Contest is...

*more drumroll....*

...LadyN!

*And the crowd goes wild!*

*holds up hand to silence deafening applause*

Also winners are the supremely awesome xicanti, Kerian, readafew and littlegeek....

*more thunderous applause*

...for the sole reason that I liked their reviews the best! They'll all be awarded with amazon gift cards (as that's really the only award that we're all dying to know about, but I manage to randomly score myself a free CueCat)!

33gpwts
Aug 16, 2007, 7:04pm Top

I didn't do a review, but I want to win something!!

34suge
Aug 16, 2007, 8:11pm Top

lol all right Joan Rivers (or are you Melissa?), at least you're not making fun of our outfits yet!

Hey can I get a prize too? Just because?

35elbakerone
Aug 16, 2007, 10:49pm Top

*Interrupted from authorities offstage, accepts new envelope from someone important*

Ladies and gentlemen, I've just been informed that we have some new awards to announce. I'd like to present the Trophy For Least Pronounceable Screen Name to the supremely awesome gpwts!

*loud cheering and confetti throwing*

And our next award for the evening... hold on confetti in my eyes -

*Pauses to wipe confetti out of eyes and mouth*

Our next award is a prize for Extreme Excellence in Wizard Challenge DingDingDing-ing goes to our very own suge!

*more enthusiastic revelry*

Your imaqinary prize can be your choice of ...well anything you can imagine! Congrats to all!!

(And there's no way I'm either of the Rivers ladies... *ehhhhgghhh* shudders just to think of the thought....)

36suge
Aug 16, 2007, 11:07pm Top

*jaw drops*

*covers her gaping mouth with a trembling hand in theatrical slow motion*

ME!!!!!! THAT'S ME!!!!! I WON!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOHOOOOO!!

My price? Queen of the known World for all eternity! * with stars in her eyes (and perhaps some confetti too)*

*Starts sobbing all over mic (which is still not working*
I'd like to thank... *breaks down*.... bwaaaaaaaa

37QueenAlyss
Aug 16, 2007, 11:17pm Top

Oh God... there you go... she's power hungry now!! What ever shall we do now!?? We're ruined!

38gpwts
Aug 16, 2007, 11:17pm Top

I'm chossing to be a big girl about my award
and I'll let you in on a secret
my screen name should actually be typed G.P.W.T.S

It stands for green pickle wearing tap shoes!

39suge
Aug 16, 2007, 11:19pm Top

oh I was wondering, where does that come from?

40QueenAlyss
Aug 16, 2007, 11:20pm Top

YOURE BACK G!!!!! Sweet.

Where's my award?? Plus, if anyone's going to be queen around here, it aught to be me.. i am QUEEN Alyss :P

41suge
Aug 16, 2007, 11:22pm Top

*coughorsoyousaycough* your right of course *coughwhatevercough*

42QueenAlyss
Aug 16, 2007, 11:23pm Top

LMAO!! yea, like that was soooo inconspicious!! I feel like reading Twilight now cu they had a Volvo so they could be inconspicious, i want eclipse!!!

I will be Queen if you are. :P

43ChelseaB-ley
Edited: Aug 16, 2007, 11:24pm Top

I want an award too! I like awards. The only awards I have are from school and soccer.

44suge
Aug 16, 2007, 11:35pm Top

I love Twilight I want to read it again too, but alas I must stay focused on my current books :I

45QueenAlyss
Aug 16, 2007, 11:37pm Top

LOL. Those are good... we dont really get those. The only recent ones I've received are for a bookmark I turned in and for speaking fluently in Spanish, I was very angry cuz I was doing well in my other classes, I tried my hardest at Bio CP, best grade in class!!! And I got nothing from her... grrrrrrr...

Anyways.

46suge
Aug 16, 2007, 11:46pm Top

Chels the best I can do for you is

*PIXIE DUST, PIXIE DUST*

more?

47QueenAlyss
Aug 16, 2007, 11:48pm Top

"We can fly, we can fly, we can fly!!!!!"

Pixie dust is most lethal when cooked in a spoon of water over a candle. Too much nevermore can cause you to DIE! from the shock of the faery world.

48suge
Aug 16, 2007, 11:51pm Top

yeah non of us here *snif, snif* do crack *snif snif* specially not you Cue

Yo the Volvo was hot tho! Edward would have been hot even in a moped tho!

49QueenAlyss
Aug 16, 2007, 11:52pm Top

lol, yea, true.

I do not do crack, thank you very much! Crack is wack, as houston says

50ChelseaB-ley
Aug 16, 2007, 11:52pm Top

Oooo! I can fly like Tinkerbell! Yay! Thanks suge.

51suge
Aug 16, 2007, 11:55pm Top

Crack is wack! what a great line!

52suge
Aug 16, 2007, 11:56pm Top

chels get your dizzy feet back on the ground, *mumbles* i tell you...

53ChelseaB-ley
Aug 17, 2007, 12:01am Top

No! I don't want to come down!

54QueenAlyss
Aug 17, 2007, 12:02am Top

I dont wanna grow up mommy!! lmao

55suge
Aug 17, 2007, 12:05am Top

me neither!

56Kerian
Aug 17, 2007, 12:57am Top

*tries to stop laughing* LOL. My goodness! :)

#32 elbakerone:
*belated applause*
Thank you. I liked your review, too. :)

Really, though, maybe they did forget. :(

57ChelseaB-ley
Edited: Aug 17, 2007, 1:06am Top

Hi Kerian!
You're back! It took you long enough. Where were you? People were wondering.

58Kerian
Aug 17, 2007, 1:25am Top

Hi, Chelsea!
My kid sister was using the comptuer to load music on her ipod. Also, my cousin came over. He's paid to do work around the house like in the yards 'cause apparently, girls are wimpy (I dare anyone to agree, and I'll call suge on you), but instead, he uses my computer for hours on end while still being paid. Grrr. I'm so happy I don't have a brother!

59ChelseaB-ley
Edited: Aug 17, 2007, 1:34am Top

Oh, that sucks. Unluckily I have a brother. He is always on the computer. Luckily we have 6 computers. Of course two are my dads but still. We missed you K. Did you read the We All Go Stumble Through the Door?

60Kerian
Aug 17, 2007, 1:37am Top

*Gasps* :O Six computers?? My goodness, that's crazy! :) Yep, read it and posted twice. I was so upset to miss all of that! Again, blast the sister and cousin. Tomorrow, I'm so going to hog the computer! :)

61ChelseaB-ley
Edited: Aug 17, 2007, 1:48am Top

My dad's a computer geek. He's worked with computers since they were invented. :) He is a web designer right now. edited: at UCR.

62Kerian
Aug 17, 2007, 1:45am Top

Wow. Everyone tells me they used to take up entire rooms. :)

63Kerian
Aug 17, 2007, 2:00am Top

Yikes! It seems they haven't forgetten. No results yet, but the blog has been updated.

64LadyN
Aug 17, 2007, 10:07am Top

Hey guys - thanks for my prize! ( Hey- that rhymed!) I think we're all winners, so I can feel a party coming on. Woohoo!!!!!!

65xicanti
Aug 17, 2007, 10:07am Top

I'm loving your awards ceremony, elbakerone!

There's a mention of the contest in the blog today, so hopefully the results will be out soon! I'm on tenterhooks here, waiting to know how things will play out.

66elbakerone
Aug 17, 2007, 10:22am Top

*Aside to all her adoring fans: "Hey, if the LT staff can party it up while waiting to announce the contest winners so can we!!"*

*Passes out pizza, soda, harder drinks for those old enough, and those cute little appetizers that posh parties always seem to have.... or "starters" if you're in Britain where we probably should be since this is imaginary and we're honoring HP. Plus I love British slang!! ...Back on stage!*

Okay friends, some new developments here. We accidentally had some tarnish one of the last trophies I handed out. I accidentally announced it as "Least Pronounceable Screen Name" when in fact the true inscription on the trophy reads: "Best Mental Image Ever Evoked by a Screen Name That's an Abbreviation For Something Really Funny" (You can see how with I could confuse the two....right?). Anyways it's for gpwts or as I now like to imagine: Green Pickle Wearing Tap Shoes!!

*Passes off recently polished nice shiny trophy*

(...staay tuned there's more to come...)

67elbakerone
Aug 17, 2007, 10:56am Top

*Takes a sip of Chardonnay...passes the glass to suge and reaches for the Pinot Noir instead.*

Hope everyone's enjoying the starters!

La proximo medalla es por ReinaAlyss.... Oh wait you already got that one. Our next award is for our dear Cue! I present to you The Future Female Quantum Physicist Award! In order to accept it you must solemnly swear that you are up to no.... wait that's not right.... You must solemnly swear that when you are a million times smarter than any human has a right to be, that you'll mention Library Thing's Hogwarts Express in your Noble Prize acceptance speech and that you won't come back here and confuse us with whacked out notions of particle theories and cats that are both alive and dead depending on whether or not you're watching them. (1)

*Takes a deep breath during the applause break and another sip of wine*

And I have another award here to be awarded to the best HE member ever to share their name with a daughter of a former US president....The Official Not A School or Soccer Award for Best Flying Like Tinkerbell (assuming she'll fly to the stage to accept it) goes to ChelseaBottomley!

(1) I can't believe I'm footnoting my message (call me Bartimaeus?) but just so y'all don't think I'm too psycho, Cue mentioned winning an award for fluency in Spanish and since I also "hablo Espanol" I thought I'd make I joke on that and since she says in her profile that she likes quantum physics the whole alive or dead cat is a play off of Shroedinger's cat which you don't need to know unless you're a big physics nerd (which I am also).

68QueenAlyss
Aug 17, 2007, 11:05am Top

Hehehe... I thank you all, my dear Hogwarts Express, for the very longly named award!! I dont know aout the smartest person in the world, but I am definitly getting there!! :P I liked trees. lol!! I wont confuse you, I was going to talk about the tree on my profile, but oh well!!

WOOT!! Everyone is winning!! congradulations everyone!!

69elbakerone
Aug 17, 2007, 11:34am Top

Well I just realized that I said you're going to be winning a "Noble Prize" (instead of a Nobel) so maybe you don't have to be the smartest person in the world for that...maybe just being noble is enough. ;)

70ChelseaB-ley
Aug 17, 2007, 11:49am Top

*Chelsea flies up on stage*

I would like to thank everyone here at Hogwarts Express. All my friends and family who have helped me grow throughout the years. And Tim for creating LT, elbakerone for giving me this award, and whoever invented ice cream! Thank you all so much!

Congratulations Cue!

*carries The Official Not A School Or Soccer Award For Best Flying Like Tinkerbell off stage (while flying of course)*

71suge
Aug 17, 2007, 11:59am Top

ooooh wine! just what I need! thanks, elba!

*surreptitiously dumps coffee and pours wine into cup*

*whistles innocently*

72foggidawn
Aug 17, 2007, 12:21pm Top

*genteel applause*

I'd take a glass of something, but I'm at work. (Can you drink virtual wine on the job? Best not find out the hard way.)

73suge
Aug 17, 2007, 12:27pm Top

oh go *hic* on foggi *hic* no harm in a glass or *hic* two.... *hic*

74elbakerone
Aug 17, 2007, 12:33pm Top

I think if attending virtual award ceremonies is okay virtual drinking should be alright too. ;)

(and y'all can call me "el"...and I'll stop calling y'all "y'all")

Ooh!! I also have another award here...

The Precious Profile Puppy Pic Prize goes to foggidawn! Just don't try saying that 10 times fast....

*plenty of genteel applause as FD takes the stage*

75xicanti
Edited: Aug 22, 2007, 9:00pm Top

El, I think YOU deserve an award!

*massive drum roll, provided by the house band*

For Excellence in Award Presentation, General Creativity, and Footnotes, (with a special, additional mini-trophy for referring to Bartimaeus1), we have.... elbakerone!

*thunderous applause*

You have won a very nifty trophy, a year's supply of virtual wine, and a plate of virtual cookies!

1 I just read, (and loved), the books last week. :)

76foggidawn
Aug 17, 2007, 12:53pm Top

considering what happened to suge on the other thread, you might want to watch out for those cookies. . .

77suge
Aug 17, 2007, 12:57pm Top

dont want to end up like this:

78elbakerone
Aug 17, 2007, 12:59pm Top

Awwww... thanks xicanti!! I actually already awarded myself a cue cat...hee hee But the trophy is much cooler!

As long as it's not a portkey..... And FD's right about those cookies....

Hopefully the wine is safe... what's this on the label? "For H. Slughorn, Happy Christmas"...where exactly did you get this from???

79Kerian
Aug 17, 2007, 1:01pm Top

Anyone check out the 'HP links' thread? You should! Tim wants to know if anyone has link suggestions for JKR's LT page, such as Wikipedia.

Btw, *coughhidethedrinkscough* someone's going to be visiting this thread.

80Kerian
Aug 17, 2007, 1:01pm Top

Oh, no! Don't drink it, elbakerone! :)

81elbakerone
Aug 17, 2007, 1:14pm Top

*hurriedly hides all drinks under the stage and takes the microphone again*

Umm... it's my pleasure to announce that like K, I've seen the HP links thread and we have officially garnered the attention of the supremely awesome Tim and Abby.

(aside) Yes that was a shameless attempt at kissing up to them

Might I also point out that Tim's reason for not reading this thread is because "people are discussing the merits of the reviews there."

*pause to compose myself after bout of extreme laughter*

Uhh... yeah "discussing the merits of the reviews"... haven't done that since post 32.... yeah.... awkward....

(aside) Where did that portkey trophy go.....

82foggidawn
Aug 17, 2007, 1:18pm Top

We've obviously been mistaken for a serious group of Harry Potter fans. . .

83Kerian
Aug 17, 2007, 1:20pm Top

Hehe. I almost told him about the award ceremony. :)

84Kerian
Aug 17, 2007, 1:21pm Top

LOL. Yeah, we sure talk enough...Maybe they don't actually read the threads and see what goofs we are. ;)

85foggidawn
Aug 17, 2007, 1:22pm Top

If that's the case, I think this thread has just blown our cover!

86Kerian
Aug 17, 2007, 1:26pm Top

I'd say so! *tries not to laugh*

87Kerian
Edited: Aug 17, 2007, 1:28pm Top

*pulls a straight face* Composure, everyone!

As serious Harry Potter fans, I think we should discuss the matter of ... *looks at foggidawn for help*

88elbakerone
Aug 17, 2007, 1:28pm Top

Hmmm... more starry eyed dreaming....

...Maybe it'll be like in junior high when we got grades for effort and a lack of thumbs-upping will be compensated by our creative group spirit and enthusiasm for the books!

...."Random winners" could be replaced with "those psycho Hogx folks who came up with awards for each other!

...And maybe this thread will get a mention in the announcing of the *real* contest winners and other Librarythingers will come join our fun and we'll finally beat out The Green Dragon for most posts in the past 48 hours!!! *(insert evil laughter) bwahahahaahahaaaaaa*

...

.........

............(sheepishly)Or at least we'll make Abby laugh?

89foggidawn
Aug 17, 2007, 1:29pm Top

*Pompously*

So, ahem. . . the merits of the reviews. . .

I found the reviews quite. . . meritorious. Except, of course, for those that weren't.

(Thought I'd try to up the tone of the thread a bit. How'm I doing?)

90Kerian
Aug 17, 2007, 1:30pm Top

Hehe, psycho.

Let's hope she laughs, huh? :)

91Kerian
Aug 17, 2007, 1:32pm Top

*Says with a dry voice*

Personally, I found the merits of the reviews rather, um, mertitorious myself. Yes, in fact, they were simply splendid.

Good, FD, very good!

92elbakerone
Aug 17, 2007, 1:42pm Top

*hee hee hee*

But on a serious side (I'll wait for the shock to subside for those that just found out I have one)...

On the serious side, what is a review?

*adopts best philosopher face and strokes chin thoughtfully*

Is it not the ability to inform others about a book and to critique it while engaging others into intellectual thought about said book and thus enriching the experience of all readers, and by that very definition have we not all been constantly reviewing Harry Potter with our devotion to pursuing the dialog and debate about the meritioriousness of Deathly Hallows and all the novels in the series throughout all of our whimsical discussion within the realms of Hogwarts Express and in doing so haven't we all qualified ourselves as the true winners of the so-called Review Contest?

(And that right there, my friends, is how I passed Philosophy 101)

93ChelseaB-ley
Aug 17, 2007, 1:49pm Top

I didn't actually read the reviews but I bet they were really good. And meritorious. I agree with elbakerone. Yep. Right...

I have to go eat suge's cake.

94Kerian
Aug 17, 2007, 1:57pm Top

Why yes indeed, the true outcome of the Harry Potter review contest should be simply that, for where else but in the Hogwarts Express group are people nearly as knowledgable about the books that are Harry Potter, other than of course J.K. Rowling herself, and perhaps those devoted fans that created the likes of her many fan web sites, but aside from that, since they simply have not entered in the contest known as the Harry Potter review contest on LibraryThing, I think devoted fans really know what they're talking about, however many dings, pixie dust, school bells, and the like they may have been awarded in the Wizard Challenges I - X.

95Kerian
Aug 17, 2007, 2:09pm Top

*whispers* Has our seriousness killed the thread?

96foggidawn
Aug 17, 2007, 2:17pm Top

I think everyone ran away in terror. Either that, or, like me, they actually had to go do some work!

97Kerian
Aug 17, 2007, 2:19pm Top

Hehe. Let's hope it was work, huh? :)

98elbakerone
Aug 17, 2007, 2:32pm Top

Everyone's taking time out to ponder our wondrous revelations. In fact I'll be gone for a while now too.... My brain needs a break from all that philosophizing.

Catch y'all later and if anyone else didn't yet get an award from me, let me know!

99Kerian
Edited: Aug 17, 2007, 2:41pm Top

Bye, elbakerone! :)

100elbakerone
Edited: Aug 17, 2007, 3:18pm Top

I lied. You can't really get rid of me not that anyone would want to *said with my trademark copious amount of sarcastic bluffing*.

But yeah I was just thinking how funny it is that we more than tripled the posts on this thread in the last 24 hrs. I bet that's why Tim's worried. ;) He probably thinks we're all mad at him because the results haven't been revealed. To reassure him that we're not angry let's all join in a song:

(to the tune of Weasly is Our King)
Tim can give us anything
He invented Library Thing
That's why the H.E. group will sing
Tim is our King!


*Oh shoot, it's Abby we're supposed to be kissing up to! Hmm....what rhymes with "queen".....*


(edited to remove the curse of the italicized text - sorry, K)

101Kerian
Edited: Aug 17, 2007, 3:08pm Top

Hehe. I'll bet that made attention paid to results not having been reached yet! :)

*hums to the tune of Weasley is our King*

Anyone have a rhyming dictionary? That's something I've been meaning to get for years. :( Maybe there's one online!

Edited: Um, elbakerone, we're stuck in italics. ;) I think it's from your post. #100.

103elbakerone
Aug 17, 2007, 3:30pm Top

So I checked out the rhyme zone....
microwave diathermy machine????

Uhhh... I'll leave that song in your hands K. ;)

104Kerian
Aug 17, 2007, 3:31pm Top

Check your profile, I wrote one but wanted a second opionion. :)

105suge
Aug 17, 2007, 3:40pm Top

I disappeared because of work, but mostly I I screamed when I thought of yesterday's fiasco.... I so thought that Tim was going to swoop down on us and bring da pain! lol

106foggidawn
Aug 17, 2007, 3:42pm Top

Fiasco? Yesterday?

*extremely innocent look on face*

107Kerian
Aug 17, 2007, 3:44pm Top

Fiasco? Do you mean the lovely reception for the HP review contest we've had here? ;) Hehe, can you imagine if they asked us for parental permission? LOL.

108elbakerone
Aug 17, 2007, 3:44pm Top

Love it, K!

*clearing throat and warming up*

Ahem. Mi mi mimi mi.... Okay everyone sing with me Kerian's new song:

*blows on a pitch pipe*
Abby is our Queen,
Abby is our Queen,
She didn't let the trolls be mean,
Abby is our Queen!

Abby can fix any screen
Librarian of LT she has been
That's why our group won't go green
Abby is our Queen!

109suge
Aug 17, 2007, 3:47pm Top

*belly laugh* a standing ovation! Encore! Encore!

110Kerian
Edited: Aug 17, 2007, 3:50pm Top

Awesome, glad to hear that. I just hope Abby likes it. :)

*joins in the song*
Abby is our Queen,
Abby is our Queen,
She didn't let the trolls be mean,
Abby is our Queen!

Abby can fix any screen,
Librarian of LT she has been,
That's why our group won't go green,
Abby is our Queen!

111littlegeek
Aug 17, 2007, 3:56pm Top

*wipes eyes*

That is beautiful!

112Kerian
Aug 17, 2007, 3:58pm Top

Hi, littlegeek! Want to take a trip to the stage? :)

113littlegeek
Aug 17, 2007, 4:00pm Top

While I have the floor, I'd like to offer an award. The Most Diligent Answering of Random Comments from Fellow-Posters Award to....

Kerian!!!

Yay, Kerian!

114Kerian
Edited: Aug 17, 2007, 4:06pm Top

Aww, thanks littlegeek! :) Yippie!

*whispers* Is this because I make too many smiles?

Edited: LG, see #32! :)

115littlegeek
Aug 17, 2007, 4:06pm Top

*whispers back* No it's because you do answer everyone back when you get home from work and read a lot of posts at one time.

116littlegeek
Aug 17, 2007, 4:07pm Top

Wow, I got a mention for my crappy review? You guys are prejudiced.

But thanks!

117MEM82
Aug 17, 2007, 4:12pm Top

LOL you guys are nuts. I'm sad I missed so many good laughs8( hehe

118littlegeek
Aug 17, 2007, 4:16pm Top

Hi Mary!!

Oh, here's another one. The Most Patient and Loving and Forgiving Daughter of the Year Award to MEM82!

Congrats, Mary, very well earned!

119Kerian
Aug 17, 2007, 4:16pm Top

*whispers back to the whisper back ;)* Well, thank you! :)

*clicks spoon on a glass*
May I have everyone's attention, please?
*the room falls silent*

There seems to be more awards to be handed out. In fact, there seem to be quite a few of them.
*drops voice*
Until the blog says otherwise, anyhow.
*voice resumes normal level*
To those who have won DINGDINGDINGS, merely one DING, PIXIE DUST, et cetera ... We have these lovely, shiny Wizard Challenge awards!

You know who you are. Please come and accept your awards.
*Begins handing out statues to people approaching*

120Kerian
Aug 17, 2007, 4:17pm Top

Hi, Mary! :)

I thought I had to work later, but my boss just called! Off to work early, bye everyone! :)

121MEM82
Aug 17, 2007, 4:18pm Top

what? huh? um Yes I am a patient loving and forgiving Daughter! Thank you
*whispers to littlegeek* has my mother been talking about me again? was it bad?

122MEM82
Aug 17, 2007, 4:18pm Top

Bye Kerian! *blows a noisy kiss*

123littlegeek
Aug 17, 2007, 4:19pm Top

*no, she's been strangely absent....any ideas? This place has been overrun by teenagers...not that there's anything wrong with that!*

124MEM82
Aug 17, 2007, 4:22pm Top

8)

Yesterday her 'puter wouldn't get online. She came over and placed a few posts under my name but I don't know where she's at today. hmmm i should probably throw some floo powder in the fire and see if she's okay hehehe

125MEM82
Aug 17, 2007, 4:25pm Top

I just yakked at her and Mom says she been on a bit today she's running some errands right now! hehehe

126littlegeek
Aug 17, 2007, 4:33pm Top

I've mostly been lurking myself lately. I've definitely got Post-Potter Syndrome. Life seems just a tad less interesting, yes?

127elbakerone
Aug 17, 2007, 4:38pm Top

Less interesting?? With all this craziness?? Hee hee...

And Kerian - I detected some dinging in your previous post (#119)... I hope you're not trying to steal suge's hard-earned award... (#35)

MEM - I was gonna try to devise an award for you but K beat me to it! Welcome to the party and congrats!

LG- your review wasn't lame it was awesome and it actually has a chance at a real award!

128littlegeek
Aug 17, 2007, 4:42pm Top

#127 Really? I just gave up trying to be erudite and went with my guts and heart. I thought it came off real Sally Field ("I like it! I really like it!").

129elbakerone
Aug 17, 2007, 4:53pm Top

#128 - Well, I don't know about the real awards anymore. Last time I looked yours was higher up than it is now but that was the whole point of my awards. :)

My criteria was that it had to be reviewers who had more votes than me, wrote fun reviews, and actually post on HE occasionally. So at my fantasy gala - You win!!

130littlegeek
Aug 17, 2007, 4:57pm Top

Thanks. Read some of my other reviews and you'll see why I think that one is lame. I usually pick those nits instead of giving them short mention. But Harry got me all emo.

I really like LadyN's and readafew's. Really original.

131MEM82
Aug 17, 2007, 5:59pm Top

#127 Why thank you you elbakerone 8) And it's a lovely party
I'm popping in and out because my husband brought a friend over and his four daughters too so of course the guys ate my dinner then dropped All the kids on my lap so they could go play. 5 girls under the age of 12 and one terrible twos boy AHAHAHAHAA!!!!! I feel white hairs popping up!!

132suge
Aug 17, 2007, 6:30pm Top

whoa! Quick start the Finding Nemo movie! its like toddler heroin, i swear!

133MEM82
Aug 17, 2007, 6:47pm Top

*hands shaking, pale clammy skin* Th-th-they're gone *wipes forehead* i must go recover
LOL suge in this house Monster's Inc is the drug o choice. it was the Lion King and Dora for quite a while too

134littlegeek
Aug 17, 2007, 6:50pm Top

My sister swears by The Wiggles.

135suge
Aug 17, 2007, 7:31pm Top

and I get lulled into a drooly state by "little Einsteins"! omg has anyone seen "The Emperors New Groove"? lol I think I know the whole script. tho maybe I shouldn't admit to that!

Izma is hilarious: "A LLAMA??!! He's supposed to be DEAD!!!" hahahahahahaha

136foggidawn
Aug 17, 2007, 7:34pm Top

I have a severe allergic reaction to The Emperor's New Groove -- it came out when I was in college, and this guy I liked and his girlfriend (I liked him before he acquired the GF, long story) went to see it, and for the duration of their (blessedly brief) relationship, they quoted it incessantly, to one another and anyone else who would listen. I still shudder to think of it. Ah, the unendurable cuteness!!!

*runs screaming from the room*

137elbakerone
Aug 17, 2007, 8:32pm Top

Beware the groooooooove...

138foggidawn
Aug 17, 2007, 9:16pm Top

Couldn't resist, could you, el?

139gpwts
Aug 17, 2007, 9:44pm Top

she never could *shakes head*

140elbakerone
Aug 17, 2007, 10:23pm Top

Sorry...it seemed appropriate at the time. ;)

141MEM82
Aug 17, 2007, 10:28pm Top

#137*mary ducks as something flies way over her head* I'm so not 'with it'

142gpwts
Aug 17, 2007, 10:59pm Top

It's okay MEM we love you anyway

143elbakerone
Aug 17, 2007, 11:33pm Top

I'd like to present another award to a person who seems very in need of a smile this evening...

For Supreme Excellence in Knowledge of All Things Weasly Boys - gpwts! And we have a very special prize that goes along with this award too:


New Tap Shoes!!

144gpwts
Aug 17, 2007, 11:36pm Top

you know whats so sad. your trying so hard to cheer me up and I'm not even smiling.

Thanks for the effort though, I'll feel better tomorrow I'm sure.

You can keep the shoes

145elbakerone
Aug 17, 2007, 11:49pm Top

Me in tap shoes... Now THAT would make you laugh!

146Kerian
Aug 18, 2007, 12:35am Top

#127 elbakerone:
Yikes! I would never try to do that to her. Hmm, what to do?

Tapping's fun, guys. I had lessons until I was four. (Hell, then again, the only things I remember are forgetting my shoes one day, and another time getting my head kicked. ;)

147Kerian
Edited: Aug 18, 2007, 12:40am Top

I really thought I'd come home from work to find results for this contest on the blog. Instead I came home, saw no results yet, and found out one of my cats is dying. :(

148LadyN
Aug 18, 2007, 7:04am Top

*BIG hugs to you Kerian*, that's really sad, I'm thinking of you.

You guys are all truly awesome. Sorry I've not been around much. I have been lurking though, and you've all been making me smile. I'll be back properly soon, but in the mean time, keep it up - you're all BRILLIANT!

149Kerian
Aug 18, 2007, 2:15pm Top

Thanks for the hug, LadyN. Looking forward to you being back regularly again, missed you. :)

150LadyN
Aug 18, 2007, 2:22pm Top

Aww, thanks Kerian :-)

151MEM82
Aug 19, 2007, 10:04am Top

#147 I'm so sorry about your kitty! Is there anything you can do for him/her?

152Kerian
Edited: Aug 20, 2007, 3:11am Top

Other than one pill per day for a week's time to reduce swelling, nope. Poor Kitty! She's lived a good life, though. Thanks for asking, MEM.

I totally feel like I should delete the post. I think I killed the thread. Hmm...

Anyone want to bet for some ice cream how long it takes till the contest review results are posted? Winner gets treated to ten gallons of ice cream. ;)

153elbakerone
Aug 20, 2007, 12:20pm Top

And the winner of the Killing The Thread By Talking About Something Too Depressing Award.....

Just Kidding, K. Sometimes our flights of fancy really do need to take back seat to real life stuff. *more virtual hugs!!*

I will take you up on the ice cream bet too...

I'm gonna guess sometime tomorrow. Tuesday always seems like a good blog update day. (Plus if I'm wrong I'll be on here tomorrow with a new guess...) What's your prediction??

154Kerian
Aug 20, 2007, 12:44pm Top

#153 elbakerone:
Hehe. Aww, thanks, you shouldn't have. ;)

Hmm. Even though I'm thinking Thursday, I'll go with Wednesday.

155elbakerone
Aug 20, 2007, 4:02pm Top

I just checked the blog and they have a new post up....

....but it's NOT about the review contest. *Grrrrrr...* I thought about posting a comment saying "Casey sounds great - does he judge review contests??" But I figured it would sound snarky there where as talking about it here, you'll all read it with my typical sarcastic humor and laugh. :) At least this way maybe I'm still eligible for the ice cream prize....

156gpwts
Aug 20, 2007, 4:25pm Top

i'm so glad I'm not in this review contest

You guys are getting lines

157MEM82
Aug 20, 2007, 9:24pm Top

I'll bet friday even though i really don't know what you guys are talking about! hehehe nor do i have a review being judged8)

158Kerian
Aug 21, 2007, 11:14am Top

#155 elbakerone:
You really think the results will turn up today? Bwahahahahaha! ;) No, really, I want the results asap! :)

#156 gpwts:
Umbridge! ;)

#157 MEM:
Hi, MEM! :)

159readafew
Edited: Aug 21, 2007, 3:49pm Top

Kerian > I think they're hoping WE'LL forget about it.

As far as I know there is no judging, the top 5 thumbs (tho 6 tied for 2nd place) were to get a gift certificate for their online book seller of choice, and 50 random reviewers (who also thumbed up at least one other review) were to get a free membership and a cuecat scanner.

Maybe there's a problem with the international tax thing with 'prizes' awarded?

160elbakerone
Aug 21, 2007, 4:11pm Top

#159 ...they're hoping WE'LL forget about it...
*uncontrollable laughter* Riiiiiiight..... it's just going to slip our minds.....

At this point I think the whole waiting thing is funnier (and more fun) than actually having winners to congratulate. I bet they never imagined it would be such a popular contest and such a close race. There is the whole issue of the 2nd place tie waiting to be resolved. Not to mention that the votes have changed since the official end of the contest. And the fact that there are 50 random winners is sort of the point of this thread of insanity. I've been (jokingly!) hoping that we can have some influence on the "random" part. ;)

#158 - EEK! I'm running out of time. I might have to take dibs on Thursday as well.... (but since that's my second pick I'll only get 50 gallons of ice cream if I win.)

161Kerian
Aug 21, 2007, 6:41pm Top

#159 readafew:
Huh? What are you talking about? ;)
Puh-shaw. (No idea how to spell that. :) As if we'll forget.

*Hoping for lurkers*
Tim, Abby, please?????? Results? :)

#160 elbakerone:
*Reads post 160, then #152*
Um, so if it's Thursday you get five times the amount of ice cream promised since it's your second pick? ;) Hehe, that's a pretty good deal! :)

Oh my goodness, what if they don't like theirs songs that we made?

162Kerian
Edited: Aug 22, 2007, 2:22am Top

Or what if they think we haven't sung the songs enough?

*to the tune of Weasly is Our King*

Tim can give us anything
He invented Library Thing
That's why the H.E. group will sing
Tim is our King!

Abby can fix any screen,
Librarian of LT she has been,
That's why our group won't go green,
Abby is our Queen!


Well, Monday bets have been officially off for a while. I'll still go with Wednesday, though now I'm thinking next week or the week after. You know, to be truthful, I almost feel as though it'll be dropped altogether. I think readafew's right. :(

163xicanti
Aug 22, 2007, 9:50am Top

Well, in the blog post that referenced it, they mentioned a few different things: a new hire, two new features, and the contest. So far, it seems like they've been posting about these things in the order they listed them. If they keep on in the same vein, there should be one more new feature announcement, then the contest results. (Hopefully!)

164elbakerone
Aug 22, 2007, 10:28am Top

#161 - yeah that was supposed to be a 5. It's been a long week and I seem to have lost great deals of brain function that include my ability to tpye.

...And maybe I'll just stick with my original Tuesday guess and make it NEXT Tuesday.

*sings along*
Tim can give us anything
He invented Library Thing
That's why the H.E. group will sing
Tim is our King!

Abby can fix any screen,
Librarian of LT she has been,
That's why our group won't go green,
Abby is our Queen!

165readafew
Aug 22, 2007, 12:39pm Top

This thread doesn't show up on for me on 'All Topics' so that is why it's been very intermittent when I post, I was unaware others were posting on it.

166timspalding
Aug 22, 2007, 12:53pm Top

Sorry guys. Abby is about to post it!

Why are my ears tingling?

167readafew
Aug 22, 2007, 12:56pm Top

I would think they are burned nubs by now...

;)

168elbakerone
Aug 22, 2007, 4:28pm Top

LOL! Uhhh.... well... we can only discuss the meritoriousness of reviews for so long. As with every thread we eventually crumble down into our baser instincts which include outright silliness and borderline insanity. And nothing to be sorry for Tim, we've quite enjoyed the wait! :)

As for the "about to post it" does this mean Kerian's going to win with her prediction of Wed or Thurs?? Wow K! You're good with predictions! Trelawney taught you well!!

169timspalding
Aug 22, 2007, 7:43pm Top

I dunno. It's in the hands of Abby... Can you go taunt her some now? ;)

170Kerian
Edited: Aug 23, 2007, 1:25am Top

#166 tim:
*embarrassed*
Thanks, Tim. And thanks to Abby, too.

#168 elbakerone:
Hmm, maybe not Trelawney. ;)
If you check my profile, you'll find a link to the thread 'Watching Harry Potter 7.' I was the closest to guessing how many copies of DH would be catalogued before the release. :)

Um, did anyone taunt Abby? I couldn't taunt someone's profile, it's too much for me. *smiles sweetly*

Edited for Siriusly bad spelling. ;)

171timspalding
Edited: Aug 23, 2007, 2:03am Top

If anyone wonders why we've stopped Twittering, it's because we're basically Twittering each other on the wiki now. We keep track of what we do in short phrases. Now that we've grown so large, I asked people to do it. Except for Altay, who's got a Bartleby the Scrivener thing going on—and he works across the table from me—we all do.

So, for example, mine today says:

*Worked on Facebook cover-adding feature
*Spam-account deletion
*Moving people to Casey
*Ordering Chris around
*New search on touchstones, /title
*Blogged Weinberger podcast
*TagMirror

We don't make it public because they sometimes include secret projects ("TagMirror"?) or uncomfortable tidbits ("Russian hit man for NearSky"). We also use it to assign things to our or to eachother's "plate" (stuff that needs to be done). Abby's got her tomorrow racked up:

*Plate: HP review post

I think the next item casts some doubt on her bandwidth to blog it, though:

*Plate: interview people (11am, 1pm, 4pm)

We'll see...

172readafew
Aug 23, 2007, 3:29pm Top

hmmm, it appears that they used the flag on my post to drop me down out of the winning set for the reviews, even though the contest said nothing about flags...

173foggidawn
Aug 23, 2007, 3:39pm Top

Congratulations to LadyN and all of the other winners! And to el, who guessed that Thursday would be the day! ;-) But I personally think that our own "award ceremony" on this thread was much more entertaining!

174elbakerone
Aug 23, 2007, 3:52pm Top

Super Congrats to LadyN, Kerian, xicanti... (and the other winners that probably aren't reading this.)

readafew - that is so bogus! I can't believe they didn't count yours!!! Unfair, unfair, unfair, unfair...and did I mention unfair???

*Presents Giant Trophy and Gold Medal to readafew - you'll always be a winner here... oh wait, that sounds entirely too sappy... I meant to say Congratulations and We're all proud of you... now lets go gripe about it on the LT blog....*

And of course I missed out on the random winners pile too. I'm still bitter about being passed over in the Early Reviewers and seeing as how I never win at Bingo I'm starting to think that I'm just one of those people with sheer bad luck.

175ablachly
Aug 23, 2007, 4:42pm Top

My fault! fixing it now. I'm so sorry readafew. You're definitely a winner...

176LadyN
Edited: Aug 23, 2007, 6:10pm Top

So glad it was re-done to include you, readafew. One of the best no question.

HURRAH for us ALL!

177Kerian
Aug 23, 2007, 7:17pm Top

WOOOHOOO!

So glad you were added, readafew. Flags! I hate them (except when it comes to trolls) when it comes to reviews!

Congrats to everyone! :)

178readafew
Aug 23, 2007, 7:39pm Top

Congrats everyone! Now how do we claim our prize?

179Kerian
Aug 23, 2007, 7:43pm Top

The blog says they should be contacting us, but that if we're missed, to contact them. I'd say contact Abby. Maybe I'll do that, too.

180xicanti
Aug 23, 2007, 8:03pm Top

Whee!! Congrats to everyone!

181mrsradcliffe
Aug 24, 2007, 7:20am Top

Congrats everyone! Yay I got a randomly selected prize!!

182LadyN
Aug 24, 2007, 9:06am Top

Well done to you too mrsradcliffe! Yay!!!

183elbakerone
Aug 24, 2007, 4:11pm Top

*giggles delightedly* Did anyone else notice this thread was mentioned on the blog? I guess our singing worked...

CONGRATS TO ALL THE PRIZE (REAL AND VIRTUAL) WINNERS!!
YAY FOR EVERYONE!!!

184suge
Aug 24, 2007, 4:33pm Top

Yeah!!! Cool beans!! We're legit now!!

185MEM82
Aug 24, 2007, 8:09pm Top

YAY! CONGRATS to ALL!!

186Kerian
Aug 25, 2007, 11:08pm Top

And Abby liked our songs! :)

187suge
Aug 25, 2007, 11:53pm Top

Yey K for your splendorous composing! (and your heavenly confetti!)

188foggidawn
Aug 25, 2007, 11:55pm Top

Watch out -- too many more references to the confetti, and she'll take back the lovely chocolate chip cookies she gave us on the other threads!

189Kerian
Edited: Aug 25, 2007, 11:58pm Top

Yeah! ;) Hehe.

Seriously, do I seem to like confetti too much? I've never used it, but as a kid, I always wanted to save paper from hole-punchers for New Year's.

190foggidawn
Aug 26, 2007, 12:00am Top

How can one like confetti "too much"? And I used to save little baggies of hole-punch papers, too, so at least we're all quirky together here! ;-)

191Kerian
Aug 26, 2007, 12:04am Top

Well, everyone's talking about it. I just had to ask. :)

192suge
Aug 26, 2007, 12:22am Top

k i'm not making fun of you!! confetti is the bomb! what not to like? I always buy a bag to throw in presents bags. I'm a crappy wrapper so confetti kinda makes up for it!

193Kerian
Aug 26, 2007, 12:54am Top

Cool! :) Um, from what I've seen, your wrapping isn't crappy. It has a life of it's own. ;) (One word: tape) Of course, that didn't count as it was a joke. :)

194suge
Aug 26, 2007, 2:39pm Top

lol ha hahahah so was it really ten minutes with a pair of sissors?

195Kerian
Aug 27, 2007, 11:46am Top

Yep! Everyone was laughing at me!

196suge
Aug 27, 2007, 1:30pm Top

hahahahahah oh I had forgoten about that! I mean when you think about it the package was lost for over a month! So it wasn't until you said "oh and by the way, it took me ten minutes to get the package opened" that I remembered. bwa hahahahaha

didn't I write something on it about "good luck opening this" or something? I'm too cruel!!

197Kerian
Aug 27, 2007, 1:37pm Top

Exact words:
HAHAHA! Have fun getting this baby open!

Naw, not cruel. I wondered if I deserved it for all the books I send with the packaging covered in (a much thinner layer of) tape. I'm so going to be more cautious with tape now! :)

198suge
Aug 27, 2007, 2:08pm Top

why? Its how you pack! And you don't use too much tape! dont change the way you pack because of me! I'm just one of those crazy people, you know I was just joking! I thought it would be a riot... hahahahahahaha

199gpwts
Aug 27, 2007, 2:09pm Top

you people scare me

200foggidawn
Aug 27, 2007, 2:10pm Top

Yes! Our mission is accomplished! (Of course, I haven't said much to scare her on this thread, but I'm assuming it's a cumulative effect.)

201Kerian
Aug 27, 2007, 2:13pm Top

#198 suge:
Yeah, but what do people think when they get books from me? Do they stress over needing scissors to open their packages? Did you need scissors?

#199 gpwts:
Aw, what's so scary?
*hides two rolls of packaging tape behind her back and sneeks one of them to suge*

202suge
Aug 27, 2007, 2:13pm Top

199--> BOO!!

203Kerian
Aug 27, 2007, 2:14pm Top

*whispers* Hey, foggi!
*A third roll of tape finds foggidawn's hands*

204gpwts
Aug 27, 2007, 2:15pm Top

hey *holds out wand*

Back off crazies!

205suge
Aug 27, 2007, 2:16pm Top

201--> are you thinking what I'm thinking?

Hey its part of the receiving a package ritual. first you're like "yeepee! may package is here" and then you dive for the scissors! I don't even want a package that I don't need scissors to open. I'll send it back! Yep! Right back! Return to sender with a note to use more tape!

206Kerian
Aug 27, 2007, 2:19pm Top

*whispers* On three.

207foggidawn
Aug 27, 2007, 2:20pm Top

Hehehehehe. . . . whatever you're thinking, suge, I'm with you!

208Kerian
Aug 27, 2007, 2:21pm Top

#205 suge:
YES! Ready?
Hehe, okay. I'll keep using the same amount of tape, though I must say I take more care with packages going to people I 'know' (aka you) vs random people on BookMooch.

209Kerian
Aug 27, 2007, 2:22pm Top

One, .... two, ....

210gpwts
Aug 27, 2007, 2:25pm Top

*jumps away* Protego

211suge
Aug 27, 2007, 2:25pm Top

three!

*the sound of tape ripping is heard*

Now! get her!

212Kerian
Aug 27, 2007, 2:34pm Top

Accio gpwts!

*catches gpwts and begins circling tape around her*

213gpwts
Aug 27, 2007, 2:34pm Top

*laughs as all of them bounce of her shield spell*

214foggidawn
Aug 27, 2007, 2:36pm Top

Hey, what happens if you wrap a shield spell in tape?

215Kerian
Aug 27, 2007, 2:39pm Top

Hmm. I don't really know. Did I preserve her shield spell in tape? ;)

216elbakerone
Aug 27, 2007, 2:40pm Top

(SIDE NOTE: I just have to mention that this totally reminds me of a game we play at my church with the students I mentor - With teams of 5-6 students, you have one kid - the smallest - stand on a chair against the wall and the rest have the job of duct-taping the one to the wall. They only get two minutes to tape and then you take the chair away and let gravity do it's work. The last kid to fall off the wall's team wins. ...And typing it out I guess it sounds kind of mean and cruel but they're only about a foot off the ground so no one gets hurt and the kids really do love doing it.)

217gpwts
Aug 27, 2007, 2:46pm Top

good lord you really mean el!

218foggidawn
Aug 27, 2007, 2:49pm Top

#216 -- Hahahahahaha! I love it!

219Kerian
Aug 27, 2007, 2:52pm Top

#216 elbakerone:
That sounds like it would have been fun! :)

220suge
Aug 27, 2007, 4:33pm Top

geez maybe I should reconsider this church thing. Look at what I'm missing! :)

221elbakerone
Aug 27, 2007, 4:41pm Top

Heh heh... yeah we're not what most people think of when they hear church. We've also been known to have group ice cream sundaes served out of foil lined gutters. (You know, the gutters used on houses to catch rainwater from the roofs? We pick up a bunch of them from the hardware store and then line them up on long tables, everyone gathers around and gets a couple scoops in a section of gutter in front of them and then in the middle of the table are all the toppings - chocolate, caramel, whipped cream, nuts, cherries, etc.) It's really fun and good for getting normally shy near-mute junior high kids to open up and talk to each other. It's a great idea for birthday parties too if anyone has kids!

222elbakerone
Aug 27, 2007, 4:42pm Top

*Quick! While she's distracted! Grab the tape.....*

223gpwts
Aug 27, 2007, 4:48pm Top

ah el I'm never distracted!

224Kerian
Aug 27, 2007, 5:06pm Top

*pins gpwts*
Tape, tape!

225gpwts
Aug 27, 2007, 5:08pm Top

*expelliamus!*

Back of K

226elbakerone
Aug 27, 2007, 5:10pm Top

*Digs in drawer marked "Tape"....Pulls out cassette of Whitney Houston circa 1985....*

That's not right....

*Keeps digging... retrieves VHS of Ghostbusters.....*

Don't think that will help us....

*Moves toward drawer marked "Glue"....*

227gpwts
Aug 27, 2007, 5:14pm Top

*LOCOMOTOR MORTIS!*

stop it el

228Kerian
Aug 27, 2007, 5:28pm Top

Gpwts, gpwts. It's harmless tape. :)

Accio tape!
*retrieves tape taken away by gpwts*

229gpwts
Aug 27, 2007, 5:32pm Top

not harmless when in your hands! or suge's for that matter

230Kerian
Aug 27, 2007, 5:34pm Top

Hey, el!
*slyly (or perhaps not so slyly) passes elbakerone a roll of packaging tape*

231foggidawn
Aug 27, 2007, 5:44pm Top

*runs in with a box of tape rolls*

All right, here we go! Tape all around!

*evil chuckle*

232Kerian
Aug 27, 2007, 5:50pm Top

Awesome, foggi!

233gpwts
Aug 27, 2007, 6:33pm Top

*points wand at self and mutters indistinctly before turning into a bird and flying off*

See ya suckers

234foggidawn
Aug 27, 2007, 7:05pm Top

There she goes, spoiling all our fun. Oh, well. . . tape will keep, and she has to come back some time.

Did any of you know she was an Animagus?

235gpwts
Aug 27, 2007, 7:14pm Top

not animagus, I just transfigured myself, I learned how too after suge turned me into a turtle that one time

236foggidawn
Aug 27, 2007, 7:21pm Top

There's obviously a subtle difference here that I'm not getting, but oh, well!

237suge
Aug 27, 2007, 8:19pm Top

You know el on one level it sounds like fun, but I'm a TOTAL germ phobe, you just don't know! I have to mentally prepare myself each day to take the train with hordes of unwashed bodies (gag). And the thought of sharing a dish or gutter, in this case would leave me in a catatonic state, I'm sure. Sounds fun tho, if you don't have mental issues like I do!

238gpwts
Aug 27, 2007, 9:56pm Top

suge you are a bundle of issues

239suge
Aug 27, 2007, 10:33pm Top

Oh please! take the subway and see if you don't dry heave the whole ride!

240gpwts
Aug 27, 2007, 10:55pm Top

I used to take the subway once a month at the least when I went into the city...somehow I made it okay

241suge
Aug 28, 2007, 8:37am Top

yeah except for the hepatitis, that is.

242Kerian
Aug 28, 2007, 12:08pm Top

Hehe. I hate public transportation! I just got out of having to take it to my campus this morning, and I am ever happy about it. (Someone'd driving me, of course, I'm not skipping. :) For me, the bigger issue is if someone's wearing too much perfume - I almost jumped off a bus at the wrong stop a few times in the past 'cause I couldn't breathe. It wasn't until then that I had an idea of how bad it is for people I know with severe asthma.

243gpwts
Aug 28, 2007, 7:13pm Top

I don't have hepatitis, but do you think my mass psychosis may be related to public transport.

244suge
Aug 28, 2007, 7:18pm Top

dito here!

btw how many convos do you think we can keep going at once???

245Kerian
Aug 28, 2007, 9:05pm Top

As many as I can count using one hand! You know I know sign language! :)

246suge
Aug 28, 2007, 10:36pm Top

wow so you're typing and signing! Good deal!

247Kerian
Aug 29, 2007, 1:01am Top

Hehe. I'm certainly not signing to anyone, just saying I can. OMG, when I took those classes, I used sign language in my sleep! Freaky, huh? That's the closest I've ever been to talking in my sleep. ;)

248suge
Aug 29, 2007, 3:32am Top

lol... only you k! that's y i love you, tho!

249Kerian
Edited: Aug 29, 2007, 11:24am Top

Hehe, it was crazy. Thanks, suge, love you, too. :)

250suge
Aug 29, 2007, 11:33am Top

Awww! But I love you mostest!

251Kerian
Aug 29, 2007, 11:36am Top

Nope!

252gpwts
Aug 29, 2007, 7:52pm Top

*Makes some retching noises*

253suge
Aug 29, 2007, 8:06pm Top

Say hello to my little friend, g have you met the bushman?

254gpwts
Aug 29, 2007, 8:08pm Top

SUGE THAT'S AN INAPPROPRIATE PICTURE!

*covers eyes and runs off to eat some ice cream to recover from the shock*

255MEM82
Aug 29, 2007, 8:10pm Top

LOL XD

256suge
Aug 29, 2007, 8:13pm Top

That's very unpatriotic of you g, that's a pic of the President of The United States.

257ChelseaB-ley
Aug 29, 2007, 8:14pm Top

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258suge
Aug 29, 2007, 8:18pm Top

*helps chels up*

kids today... running from the President! What is this world coming to?

259ChelseaB-ley
Aug 29, 2007, 8:18pm Top

Ahhhh! Ugly picture! It's blinding! Run away!!!

*starts to run away but runs into a wall and falls down*

I'm okay!

260MEM82
Aug 29, 2007, 8:20pm Top

*helps CB up*
this time run the other way.. heeheehee

261gpwts
Aug 29, 2007, 8:21pm Top

I'm back, but I close my eyes as a I pass it

262MEM82
Aug 29, 2007, 8:22pm Top

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263MEM82
Aug 29, 2007, 8:23pm Top

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264gpwts
Aug 29, 2007, 8:25pm Top

way to cause trouble 262

265MEM82
Aug 29, 2007, 8:27pm Top

there I am a PC type o' person

266gpwts
Aug 29, 2007, 8:33pm Top

nooo kidding Mem

267suge
Aug 29, 2007, 8:34pm Top

oooh what was 162??!!

268ChelseaB-ley
Aug 29, 2007, 8:38pm Top

Thanks suge and MEM for helping me up.

269MEM82
Aug 29, 2007, 8:40pm Top

*blows a kiss* any time toots!

270foggidawn
Aug 29, 2007, 8:41pm Top

Gosh, this thread really went, um, a lot of places while I was in class.

271gpwts
Aug 29, 2007, 8:43pm Top

see FD it's why you can never leave

272foggidawn
Aug 29, 2007, 8:58pm Top

I don't know, I think I'm kinda glad I missed a lot of this!

273suge
Aug 29, 2007, 8:59pm Top

What ever could you mean foggi?!

274foggidawn
Aug 29, 2007, 9:04pm Top

*in a very prim voice*

Mummy always told me that a lady does not discuss religion or politics in polite company.

(Of course, whether 'Mummy' would consider any of us 'ladies' or 'polite company' after the way we carry on around here is doubtful in the extreme!)

275suge
Aug 29, 2007, 9:07pm Top

*looks around* who was talking about religion and politics?

276foggidawn
Aug 29, 2007, 9:08pm Top

Well, religion hadn't come into it yet, I'll grant! ;-)

277gpwts
Aug 29, 2007, 9:10pm Top

way to go FD, it's guaranteed to show up now

278suge
Aug 29, 2007, 9:12pm Top

*backs up*

umm I'll see you guys later ummm enjoy your religious chat.

279gpwts
Aug 29, 2007, 9:14pm Top

relax suge, I'm actually heading off, i'm exhausted

280foggidawn
Aug 29, 2007, 9:15pm Top

Yikes! I'm outta here. Back to the birthday party!

281MEM82
Aug 29, 2007, 9:24pm Top

!!!RELIGION!!!

hahaha she was right it did show up! you must have to say it's name four times to make it appear LOL

282foggidawn
Aug 29, 2007, 9:26pm Top

Yeah, but nobody's reading this thread any more. *sticks fingers in ears and hums* Not hearing nothing! :-)

283ChelseaB-ley
Aug 29, 2007, 11:12pm Top

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!! Don't talk about religion. I do not want to get in an argument.

284foggidawn
Aug 29, 2007, 11:16pm Top

. . . Which was, I think, my original point. :-)

285Kerian
Aug 31, 2007, 11:29am Top

#252
*slaps gpwts*

#253 suge:
Aw, why him?

#254 gwpts:
As though you'd never seen anyone do that before. ;)

LOL! I'm so cracking up right now.

#274 foggi:
Hehe. I can agree there. :)

286suge
Aug 31, 2007, 12:46pm Top

k-->Well his dog has a kickass hair cut!

287Kerian
Aug 31, 2007, 12:53pm Top

At least that's agreeable. ;)

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