Just looking at this thing makes me sleepy . . . ::yawn::

February 2003


Our Boring Files:
Please note times are based on Pacific Standard Time.


February 22, 2003 6:39 AM
< >Completely revamped the Harry Potter store. There's more t come, but I am now going back to bed. ::falls asleep on the keyboard, drools::
[ Gypsy Silverleaf | Happy Belated Birthdays to Alan Rickman and Tracy Gipe! ]


February 21, 2003 4:15 PM
< >I say hooray for confirmation, and cry for the one confirmed. Gary Oldman has been officially confirmed by the BBC to play Sirius Black. So has Timothy Spall for Peter Pettigrew. ::mutter:: On the bright side, Michael Gambon has been confirmed to play Albus Dumbledore. :-) The article also has some information about Cho Chang and other Hogwarts students. And, of course, I cannot forget . . .

Happy 57th Birthday, Alan Rickman!

[ Gypsy Silverleaf | BBC Article! ]


February 20, 2003 1:15 AM
< >Nope, I'm not dead! I promise! I've updated Fan Songs (well more than one submission in there now! yay!). I am attempting to update fan works, but the goings have been slow. I apologize. School has been rather interesting lately - if you're ever bored, I do have a livejournal I rant/ramble/curse like a sailor in that I update almost daily with random woes. (And no, I don't mind at all if you're a livejournal user and friend me.) I will also be restoring the picture gallery pages for Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe, along with the Ship List - they all disappeared and now that I know why, I can fix it!
< >In the attempt to get me rolling on coding fan fiction, Hannah Davenport's "When the Night Broke" was added to; in fact, three chapters were uploaded and are now available for your reading! I also updated "The Spirit Room" several weeks ago and never said anything. Oops. :-) More Fan Works and stuff in the next few days. The Harry Potter store will also be revamped and there will be an explanation how buying stuff off links on the site keeps the Realm going.
[ Gypsy Silverleaf | Knight Bus & another pic ]


February 12, 2003 11:28 PM
< >I'm sad that Chamber of Secrets didn't at least get a Visual Effects nomination for the Academy Awards. I thought the special effects in COS were much better than the first movie (and I don't think Harry Potter should have gotten really any of its three nominations last year, but I'm sure that could be debated). Fawkes and the basilisk were very good, and the spiders just downright awesome/terrifying, in comparison to the mountain troll which I still think was done horribly. Then, of course, Lord of the Rings didn't get very many nominations, so that bugs me more. ::grumble::
< >Anyway, back to Harry Potter news. The Sun actually has a good article on the Knight Bus. Filming definitely has begun - it was set to begin early February. Rex Features and WireImages have a collection of pictures from production on their websites, but I can't get a hold of them because I'm a sad, poor child. No pretty pictures for me! :-( Although I did find two pictures of the Knight Bus, and you can click the two links below in my signature to see them.
< >Scholastic is reporting Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5) will be 896 pages. Scholastic and Arthur A. Levine Books turn out the American versions of Harry Potter. Do some math and it's 162 page longer than Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I predict it will take me nine to ten hours to read OOP in one straight shot. I think it took me eight hours to complete Goblet of Fire in July 2000. What about you guys? How long did it take everyone to read Goblet of Fire? I'm interested to know, so E-mail me or if you're registered, answer on the thread at the message boards!
[ Gypsy Silverleaf | Knight Bus & another pic ]


February 9, 2003 5:48 AM
< >Broughton High in Edinburgh, Scotland got to interview J. K. Rowling recently. Very cool! The Scotsman talks about it. J. K. Rowling talks about the café, Nicolson's, where she wrote the first and most of the second Harry Potter books. Unfortunately, the café has undergone several big changes. At the moment, it's an all-you-can-eat Chinese eatery. ::quirks an eyebrow::
[ Gypsy Silverleaf | Pre-Order Harry Potter Book 5 here! ]


February 5, 2003 11:48 PM
< >::falls off the chair in hysterics:: I love Zap2it.com, honestly I do. They're wonderful people. They've just posted the a very funny article entitled "Frodo Baggins Vs. Harry Potter -- Comparing the Classic Characters." Some of their information is a bit kooky (as Ian McKellen is not confirmed for the role of Albus Dumbledore at all) and they have a spelling error for Dobby's name, but the article cracks me up. Go read it, be amused, and I shun anyone who finds offense in the article. No rabid "lotr sux i cant believe you lik it" (sic), please! That sort of stuff offends me - I don't lick Lord of the Rings because the pages of my book would get soggy. I would also probably be known as a book molester. ::ignores stares::
[ Gypsy Silverleaf | Pre-Order Harry Potter Book 5 here! ]


February 3, 2003 9:20 PM
< >(AP) The Vatican is giving two thumbs up to the Harry Potter series. The good vs. evil plot lines of the best-selling books are imbued with Christian morals, the Rev. Don Peter Fleetwood told a Vatican news conference Monday. "I don't see any, any problems in the Harry Potter series," Fleetwood said. He was responding to questions following the release of a new Vatican document on the New Age phenomenon, which he helped draft as a member of the Pontifical Council for Culture. . . . "I don't think there's anyone in this room who grew up without fairies, magic and angels in their imaginary world," said Fleetwood, who is British. "They aren't bad. They aren't serving as a banner for an anti-Christian ideology.
< >Here is the lovely article and I hope you enjoy. 'Tis a grand thing for the Harry Potter fandom to have the support of the Vatican and this article makes me very happy.
[ Gypsy Silverleaf | Pre-Order Harry Potter Book 5 by clicking this link! ]


February 1, 2003 12:21 AM
< >I added a few quotes to the random section and I'm hopefully going to get some fan works stuff done this weekend. Unfortunately, I promise that every weekend and I never get it done. ::glares at herself:: Anyway, I'm looking for some good graphic artists who wouldn't mind doing some stuff (little things) for free. I would love you and post a page of worship to you. E-mail me and we'll chat.
< >Updates in the lovely Harry Potter fandom: virtually nothing at the moment, though I know in saying that it's a given something big will happen and I'll be asleep or out of the house. ::cough:: Bloomsbury posted a rather boring Order of the Phoenix FAQ, I should mention. No one's been officially confirmed for the roles of Sirius (please not Gary Oldman, please not Gary Oldman) or Dumbledore. As I said in January, we'll probably find out sometime this month who they are. Paparazzi will get pictures.
< >The only thing actually worth noting today is the complaint by Russian officials that Dobby the House Elf, from the movie, looks like the president of Russia (Vladimir Putin). I like Putin fairly well, but this thing is absolutely hysterical. Okay, so I see the similarities, but c'mon, people, I'm sure Christopher Colombus has a deep hate for Putin and wants to make fun of him by making a CG-ed elf look like the man. Riiight. And Dick Cheney looks like Gollum.
[ Gypsy Silverleaf | If I was to get in a fight with myself, I would most likely win! ]


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