Hermione’s Patronus is an otter, J.K. Rowling’s favorite animal. Otters are known for their playfulness and intelligence. The otter also is in the same family as the weasel, which is the origin of the surname Weasley.
Ron’s Patronus is a Jack Russel Terrier, which J.K. Rowling has said to have as a pet. Jack Russel Terriers are known for their loyalty and protectiveness, and have a lively, energetic, and almost hyperactive personality. They are also particularly noted for chasing otters in deep water.
Please excuse me while I revel in the fact that J. K. Rowling is the most perfect human being to ever exist.
“One of the most exciting things about these films would be to see the same cast throughout the seven films, and to see them grow throughout their years at Hogwarts. That may be a pipe dream, that may not be possible, but it would be, from a cinematic point of view, very exciting. You would actually see Harry Potter grow from an eleven-year-old to a seventeen-year-old.”—
Chris Columbus during Capturing the Stone: A Conversation with the Filmmakers (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone).
Our feathery-arsed Angel won't be gracing the screens as much next year.
Supernatural's executive producer, Sara Gamble, had several things to say on the show, season seven and Cassy:
“When it comes to Supernatural, our philosophy is that everyone moves in and out and weaves in and out of the story, obviously with the exception of Sam and Dean…”
“Basically, [Cas as God is] what we’ll be exploring next season…”
With the storyline for season seven definitely involving the goings-on of Heaven, yet showing us far less of Cas, I wondered how it was all going to work. In the tvline article, Gamble states that there will still be angel storylines but that they will be “more self-enclosed”, I imagine in the same way that the moster stories were in earlier seasons.
“We are interested in what happens in the purview of the boys. We feel that in terms of what we can accomplish, the scope of the show, our storyline is best accomplished where the Impala can go.”
I think I support the idea of letting Misha's character go. I love that Supernatural is so centred around Sam and Dean and that all of these skirting characters never stay long. It just reiterates that fact that all these brothers have is each other; it sounds mean but, when they have friends, it’s almost contradictory to the show’s entire storyline.
But don’t fret, you won’t have to say goodbye to Castiel just yet - he’ll be joining our boys for season seven’s opening episode.
On Saturday night, we were reacquainted with our favourite trio and childhood friends.
We ate treats and goodies like Dudders was our idol, we proved just how utterly obsessed we are, and our running commentary was priceless and going well until we came to the train and introductions amongst Harry, Hermione and Ron began; all we could do was utter unintelligible murmurs of adoration regarding their cuteness - and of course make future-husband/wife jokes as Hermione and Ron proved how bitchy and snarky they could be.
That pretty much set our theme for the evening as we rewatched a film we’d come to love so much but hadn’t watched in quite some time (our own copies were so damaged from age and use that we had to go and hire one out).
Hermione’s thinking face, in honour of our first Harry Potter Sunday.
What is the meaning of life? (to you?)
That’s a tricky one, my dear, for who can surely say?
I don’t believe that there’s one definite meaning to my life. I think, as life’s so fluid and as I’m always changing, so does the meaning I associate with life - sometimes daily!
We’re constantly searching for happiness, success, love, acceptance.. but if we were to find all of these things, what would the purpose of our lives be? This is where I suppose people think to encourage others (and themselves) to, more than anything, enjoy the journey; take every chance to soak up your surroundings; find beauty wherever you are; love the little moments.
Sometimes, my life’s meaning is less about waking up in sixty years and finding myself encompassed by love, and more about waking up tomorrow and loving what I see in the mirror. At other times, life’s more about envisioning what and where I hope to be in twenty years, and hoping that - as my mother so often says - the power of the mind will come through.
So, there we go. The meaning of life (to me) is in a constant state of flux. Kerri, x
I know these photos are old news by Tumblr standards, but our favourite sassy vampire, Candice Accola, took a moment to pledge her dedication to her friends, the fight against Lyme Disease, and embracing your own style on Style File Daily, and I thought you should all read this quote from the article.
“I’ve learned that when I try to emulate someone else’s style I always end up uncomfortable. My style inspiration starts from the inside out. I wear what makes me feel comfortable, sexy and free.”
my parents are interstate at the moment, so i have the house to myself for the weekend.
last night, the UPB - eva, loliana and peter - congregated on the floor of my lounge room for harry potter sunday #1 (more on that later). they left, i cleaned up all the rubbish, did a quick tidy-up, and then took myself to bed. this morning, i put off doing anything for quite some time, but once i was out of bed i got straight to cleaning up the rest of last night’s mess and i’ve sort of been cleaning ever since..
you’ll usually find me cleaning at about four in the morning because something stupid was bugging me and keeping me from sleep; fixing that one thing leads to a spotless bedroom by morning. that’s pretty much how today ended up.
it’s probably safe to assume that i should never live by myself (full-time, anyway), and i’m going to ignore the fact that this could get worse so that i can at least enjoy my coffee in the tidy lounge room.
when you get up at 5:45 in the morning, it reaches midday and starts to feel as thought it should be 5:00pm. so, on one hand, i feel as though i’ve been super productive and have loads of time left in the day, but on the other hand, it feels like it should be late in the day and so i can’t be bothered doing anything.
hence, i’m a little bit listless, which means i’m going to ramble on about nothing for a little while. okay?
(how can one person be so handsome?!)
i was shopping for teacups with my mum the other day, when we stumbled across some mugs - thankfully not literally because that would have broken quite a bit of china - that look just like the lovely ones i bought when i visited nicky a while ago. i bought two more because, one: who doesn’t love mugs, and two: well, i love mugs.
have i mentioned that i love also slacks (or trousers. whatever you’d like to call them). slacks are sexy. i have this dream/future image of myself rocking the whole slacks, blue and white striped shirt, red braces and black stilettos look - my lab is going to be so damn amazing. anyway, wearing slacks to work makes me happy.
for the last week i have been meaning to make these brownies (i’m not sure what made me think of brownies). i haven’t had the time yet, but i know they’re going to be drool-worthy when i actually get around to doing it - i even bought chocolate chips to go on top. maybe i’ll make them tonight.. i might post you a picture of the finished product.
oh, pictures! that’s right. they laid the concrete slab for our house this morning! that’s what i like to call false-enthusiasm. i’m actually not excited in the slightest that they’ve started building - i’m more excited about the brownies. i guess three years of waiting does that to a person. anyway, here’s hoping they start the actual house-building next week. more on that another day when i post a more current picture.
i guess that’s all i’ve got for you today. you’re all now fairly up-to-date on the goings-on of my life. i hope you’ve had a lovely week and that you have an even lovelier weekend. feel free to pop by and tell me about it - i’m always up for a chat. love.
Check out the very convenient list below! PDF downloads of each Harry Potter book, download links for the audiobooks, stream or grab the download link for each movie, the movies for your iPodand the soundtracks (as well as a bunch of lovely extra features).
I just sent the PDF link for the first book to my dad at work. He refuses to read them now that he’s seen the films and I’m trying to convince him otherwise. Maybe he’ll get bored at work one day and change his mind.
but it’s midnight and i’ve been up since 5:45am. i am exhausted.
also, i’ve just finished watching the season six finale of supernatural and i’m a little drained, to say the least. i have no words. it was amazing and oh, my god, being in australia has always saved me from having to wait too long for the next season to start but what am i supposed to do now?! what am i supposed to doooo?!
anyway.. ben and lisa’s last scene broke my heart, sammy’s always breaking my heart with how strong he’s constantly proving to be, and the end of the episode just ripped the broken pieces into shreds. i’m a bit of a frazzled mess on the inside right now but i’m trying to maintain my cool, so i’m off to bed before i lose it.
here, have a kitty:
oh, did i say kitty? i meant sexy gif of jen. k, x
“Yet happiness exists and grows and thrives. And I think it does so by our pushing aside the horrors and the fears and the pain and insisting on having a world with happiness in it.”—
Jim Beaver in Life’s That Way, which I recently finished reading and crying over (the lack of internet gave me a lot of extra time to read).
This book is phenomenal; I can’t put into words how inspired and in awe of Jim I am. The man is absolutely incredible - his wife, daughter, friends and relatives too, for that matter.
“Determination to move beyond pain will allow that move. I know there’s pain ahead, and it’s unavoidable. But the choice is either to sit in it like a missionary in a cannibal’s pot or to climb out and move away as fast as I can. The choice is mine to make. I’m moving, slowly perhaps, but as fast as I can manage. I’m not ready to be soup yet.”
the internet’s speedy and i’m happy as a result! is it sad that my happiness depends on my access to internet?
i’ve got no idea what i’ve missed, can someone fill me in? what’s been going on for the last couple of weeks? how are you all? tell me things!
i’ll tell you what i’ve been doing: playing a lot of bloody spider solitaire. the amount of games i’ve played, guys - hundreds. my eyes were bleeding with the boredom. but it’s also been raining, and it’s proper winter’s-fully-on-its-way-now-my-love kind of rain with wind that bites through clothing and water that freckles your lenses whilst drenching everything else. i adore it. this is my weather, my season. it is, statistically speaking, when most people feel depressed, but when i feel the happiest.
and on that note, i’ll end this pointless yet slightly exuberant post and return you to your regular viewing. with much love and gentle rain, kerri.
I’m about to unveil my enormous geekity to you, are you ready?
So, as we all know, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 is quickly approaching (and thanks to Event Cinemas, myself and the UPB will be watching it at 12:01am on Wednesday July 13!); and this not only marks the end of a wonderful and enormous franchise, but subsequently, the end of “childhood” for many.
Therefore,Kerri & Eva have decided to collaborate with the wonderful Okay, Awesome, to ensure that the last installment goes out with an even bigger bang than expected, and start up a little something called Harry Potter Sundays.
The task is simple - for the 7 Sundays prior to the release of Deathly Hallows Part 2 (starting May 29), throw a little Harry Potter party while watching all films in chronological order! The dates are as follows…
May 29 - Party 1: Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone
June 5 - Party 2: Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets
June 12 - Party 3: Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban
June 19 - Party 4: Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire
June 26 - Party 5: Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix
July 3 - Party 6: Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince
July 10 - Party 7: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1
Now, we were just planning to have a little sleepover while viewing the film (what? it’s not like we’re turning 20 years old this year…) but there’s absolutely no reason why we can’t dazzle things up with…
Harry Potter Cupcakes
Harry Potter Cutlery
Harry Potter Decorations
… and more!
I am honestly so torn about watching the last film - for one, I can’t wait for it come out, but then I also don’t want it to end! I literally can’t remember a time when I wasn’t waiting for a Harry Potter film to be released…
it would appear that my sister and i got a bit carried away whilst doing our best to stay up-to-date with our favourite tv shows, and our download limit has since been reached.
i’m just letting you know while i can - and while i have the patience - that my internet’s been slowed and will be this excruciating for about another week.
i’ll do my best to load and save some stuff while it still possesses some life, but please excuse me if my patience wears thin every so often and i’m unable to post something.
hope you can stick with me and i’ll see you more frequently next week. much love and my most sincere apologies (the kitty above is begging forgiveness of my behalf.. or it just wants to shake your hand, i’m not sure), kerri.
we settled down in front of the heater and watched two movies together. first in the player was the resident with hilary swank and jeffrey dean morgan.
let me just say that, despite a bit of a slow start and the inclusion of my personal pet-peeve - the flash-back-to-where-we-started-to-see-this-from-someone-else’s-perspective - this movie was actually pretty good for a stalker-thriller. however, if you have some problem specifically with this genre, watch it simply to perve on hilary’s super-fit body and jeffrey’s ruggedly handsome face.
my only problem was that watching papa winchester be this much of a creep is like watching your own father.. i don’t know, do things that are weird and inappropriate.
anyway, that’s all i really have to say on this film; i just wanted john to be less of a weirdo and more of the roguish father-figure i know and love.
number two: tangled starring mandy moore and zachary levi as rapunzel and eugene/flynn rider.
i can’t believe i did this it took me so long to see this. it’s hilarious and lovely and i was smiling like a fool for almost the entire film. oh, and the animation was incredible!
i adore mother knows best, when will my life begin reprise, and i see the light. also, the scene in the town’s square is simply charming, and what was that i saw? a somewhat-proper kiss in a disney film? how the times are changing. /sigh. i’m still smiling, just thinking about this movie.
disney's 50th animated film is definitely a must-see for all (as if you haven’t already seen it!) - young and old, as my father loved it too! - that i’m considering buying, not only so i can watch it when i please but also so my nieces, nephews and own children can watch it when their times come. :)
DEAN WINCHESTER AND SAVING PEOPLE, HUNTING THINGS, LOOKING FOR DAD, EROTIC CODEPENDENCE WITH BRO, VENGEANCE FOR MOM, SEX WITH WOMEN, EPIC LOVE STORY WITH CAR
DEAN WINCHESTER AND SAVING PEOPLE, HUNTING THINGS, RESURRECTION, FEELING GUILTY ABOUT DAD’S DEATH, MORE EROTIC CODEPENDENCE WITH BRO WHO TURNS OUT TO BE ONE OF FREAKS IN THE DEMONIC ARMY, TRADING LIFE TO SAVE BRO, MAN TEARS, SEX WITH WOMEN, EPIC LOVE STORY WITH CAR
DEAN WINCHESTER AND ONE YEAR TO LIVE, MORE BROMANCE WITH BRO, DEATH, SEX WITH WOMEN, DEATH, ONE YEAR TO LIVE, DEATH, EPIC LOVE STORY WITH CAR
DEAN WINCHESTER ANDRESURRECTION, SAVING SEALS, REPRESSING EMOTIONS, ANGELS AND DEMONS, BROTHER’S BETRAYAL, COPIOUS QUANTITIES OF OCULAR INTERCOURSE WITH SPECIAL ANGEL, LETTING GUARD DOWN IN FRONT OF SAID ANGEL, DEBAUCHERY OF ANGELS, MAN TEARS, DEADLY YORKIES, ISSUES, SLASH, EPIC LOVE STORY WITH CAR
DEAN WINCHESTER AND AVERTING THE APOCALYPSE, DEALING WITH BROTHER’S BETRAYAL, LIFE AS AN ANGEL CONDOM, DEATH, TIME TRAVELING, DEATH, BONDING PROFOUNDLY WITH SPECIAL ANGEL, COPIOUS QUANTITIES OF OCULAR INTERCOURSE WITH SAID ANGEL, DEATH, LARPING, EPIC LOVE STORY WITH CAR
DEAN WINCHESTER AND TUCKING-IN SHIRT, DEADLY YORKIES, FAILED ATTEMPT AT NORMAL LIFE, SAVING PEOPLE, HUNTING THINGS, DEALING WITH SOULLESS BROTHER, SERVICING OBERON “KING OF FAIRIES”, BEING A SURROGATE FATHER, BEING A VAMPIRE, BEING DEATH, BEING CLINT EASTWOOD, BEING A DICK TO SPECIAL ANGEL, BONDING PROFOUNDLY WITH SAID ANGEL, NOT AS MUCH QUANTITIES OF OCULAR INTERCOURSE WITH SAID ANGEL, JEFFERSON STARSHIPS, BEING A VICTIM OF INCEST BY OWN MOTHER, EPIC LOVE STORY WITH CAR
So I was reading this and all I could see was:
"4. DEAN WINCHESTER ANDRESURRECTION, SAVING SEALS, REPRE—”
My only thought was, ‘Saving seals, when did that happen?!’
On that note, it’s just gone midnight so I’m going to hop into bed with a hot water bottle and watch some Supernatural (I’m currently rewatching season two). Feel free to ‘Read More’ - there are some great ones. I quite like Lucifer’s, haha.
SAM WINCHESTER AND WANTING TO STAY IN SCHOOL, DEAD GIRLFRIEND, BEING FORCED BY BROTHER TO HUNT
SAM WINCHESTER AND DEALING WITH THE FACT THAT HE IS A FREAK, HEADACHES, DEMONIC ARMY, DEATH, RESURRECTION