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Fri, Mar. 5th, 2004, 11:38 pm
tiggy162004: Quiteness

Its been to quite here. I think Cho has envaded our encampment we must get rid of her. Now here is your mission if you chose to accept it find the Cho and destroy.

  • She seems to like Harry so look for signs of a lighting bolts,
    crys a lot so look for tear stains,
    has snitches for friends.

When you find her proceed with caution she can hurt us.

*goes quitly back into the forest to hurt for Cho.

(Glomp my ISPOLers)

Fri, Mar. 5th, 2004, 07:38 pm
sammytagal: Important Question

What exactly is BHWD? I think it stands for Big Head Weenie Disease, but I have no clue what that means!

Thu, Mar. 4th, 2004, 01:46 pm
sweden_girl25: look at this


I found these clues in lissinthecitys journal, she ahd read a chat that j.k rowling had done.

Remus John Lupin is a half-blood
* Hermione's middle name is Jane
* Ron's middle name is Bilius
* Ginny's middle name is Molly
* MWPP were all in Gryffindor
* The Weasleys were all home schooled by Molly until eleven, but otherwise they go to Muggle primary school
* Hermione's parents would have received her invite to Hogwarts by special messenger, as do all Muggleborns
* JKR always pictured Hermione had a younger sister but since she never eventuated, she feels it's too late now to introduce her
* Charlie is only two years older than Percy, and Bill two years older than Charlie
* Draco and Hermione will NOT be getting together in canon
* Harry and Hermione, she's not saying -- but she said the clues are there....

what do you guys think of this?

Wed, Feb. 25th, 2004, 04:36 pm

Hi guys. Beth here…and Sarah’s presence since she’s at work and doesn’t have as much email access as I do…I’m going to preface this by saying that I’m not good at confrontation and please don’t hate me after everything has been said and done but I’m about to hop onto a mod soapbox and put on my bitch cap.

We need to cut down on the off topic posts because it’s becoming a very serious issue. There are a number of members who don’t appreciate all the non-HP talk about things like Disney, music, babies, movies, Lord of the Rings, (and that’s just a sampling of the past couple weeks). Each and every one of us is guilty of talking about this stuff in excess (including me and all the other mods) and in the past, this has been OK, but Sarah and the rest of the moderators have been discussing this and we’ve all come to the conclusion that this absolutely cannot continue.

Now, we also realize that one of the main reasons that so many of us actually are close friends online and in real life, who are able to share the joys, fears and woes of our lives, is because we’ve gotten to know each other on more personal levels than just Harry Potter. We want to encourage this sort of growth because speaking from personal experience, some of the friendships I’ve made through ISPOL are among some of the most rewarding I have in my life and I never want that to change.

As an example of excess off topic, the volume of baby talk has been making me feel increasingly more uncomfortable. I’m thrilled to pieces that we will be having ISPOL babies in the next year and I’ve been cruising yarn stores for quality baby yarn that’s washable and have loads of possible projects lined up for both babies. And we don’t want to completely stamp that out because it’s an amazingly life-changing event that I feel honored to share with everyone in whichever small ways that are afforded me.

But it is starting to reach a point that really makes me hurt. Until yesterday, I had never mentioned anything on the list about my Little One and there were many people who were unaware that I’ve lost a child. And until now, Sarah’s never come out and talked about her loss either. If they were still alive, mine would be turning one this May and Sarah’s child would be five. The pain that goes along with something like this is numbing and it’s something that we’ve both discussed at great lengths in personal emails, chats and in the fancy-pants swimming pool at the Swan Resort in Orlando.

What I’m getting at, is that these sorts of off-topic posts are more appropriate for personal emails or for www.livejournal.com, which is becoming increasingly more important as a creative outlet for people to write about their opinions and the things going on in their lives that aren’t Harry Potter related. You can sign into your livejournal and bitch about your job, your parents, your hangover, your church, George Bush, neopets, your neighbor’s dog, whatever and there’s less risk of rubbing someone the wrong way because it’s your journal and you can write about whatever the heck you want.

With a list as large as this and with so many people from different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, it’s become more imperative than ever before to really think about other people’s situations, hobbies and personalities before hitting the send button because not all of us are huge Disney fans. And not all of us love the same music. And not all of us are fans of the Lord of the Rings. But we all love Harry Potter! So let’s keep talking about who our favorite characters are…and let’s talk about what a huge bitch Umbridge is. And let’s keep on with all the discussions about Sirius, and fanfic, and Harry Potter dreams or things you come across in your daily life that remind you of Harry Potter because…well, this is a Harry Potter list and that’s why we’re here.

And now I’m suddenly feeling a bit like Rene Zellweger giving her Bridget Jones-like public talks that all end so lamely. I suppose I’ll be okay so long as I don’t blurt out tits pervert at the end. Hehe.

Beth (and Sarah cuz she helped with some parts)
< / bitchy mod post >

Mon, Feb. 23rd, 2004, 09:23 pm
bessorla: (no subject)

Photos like this, this, and this have led me to the following conclusion:

It would appear that Cho has infiltrated Gryffindor, God help us all.

Now you Gryffindorks know how it feels!

--Take if you want. ;)

[ETA]: It has come to my attention that none of the pics from the above links work. Try this, this (although the first one was a lot bigger *grumbles*), and this.

I originally found the high resolution pics (all featuring BigHair!Ron) at DanRadcliffe.com under 'Hi-Res Photos of POA ... More'. >(

Thu, Jan. 8th, 2004, 03:18 pm
tiggertrouble: Hello, I finally made it here

Hi everyone, I finally made it in here. That means that I finally found time to actually check my e-mail instead of reading the beginning of a thread and deciding if the responses were worth running out of mail-box space or if I should just go back and read them on the group page instead. I will be reading most of them on the group page, I still have about 40% of my box full and am not totally caught up. Well, I need to get back to packing so that I can return to my dorm room tomorrow. I will post later since I have loads to tell everyone, some of it will be posted in my friend's only journal which can be found at princesscinder. Oh, can anyone help me find some fun and cool lj communities to join? I need suggestions, because I won't go out and look myself since I always find other things to do.

Thu, Jan. 8th, 2004, 01:30 am
sunny1192: OT as usual (but group-related!)

*Raises hand* Was going to post this at the main group, but since it's on LJ anyway, thought I might post here instead. Only the first paragraph or so really applies to ISPOL, but I thought I'd point it out. I'm sure more groveling will be done, but I hope this is a start.

Please read me?

Er, yes. I believe that's all there is to say (mostly because that post took me almost two hours to write and I'm feeling very winded word-wise right now).

Tue, Jan. 6th, 2004, 06:14 pm
seekingclarity: New Layout

So the general concensus of the community is that the layout blows, yeah?

sarahelaine115 and I talked it over and came to the conclusion that a new layout would be pretty damn spiffy. So for those of you with the knowhow, hop to it and get us some suggestions! We can all work together and make sure that we've got the kickenest layout on all of lj.


Tue, Jan. 6th, 2004, 12:00 pm
bessorla: On-Topic?

Really, all our posts are off-topic (or they quickly become off-topic), and it's gotten to the point where I don't know what's an appropriate topic for our happy little group. Is it just anything HP-related, or...?


Mon, Jan. 5th, 2004, 11:57 pm
couchfortkeight: OT but I dont care!

For those of you that have not read my most recent journal entry go here and help me pick a damn latin phrase to get tattooed on my back! I need more input here!!!!

Sorry for the OTness, but without OT posts, ISPOL wouldnt have half of the posts that it does lol!

~The Eggman

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