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A Fond Farewell.

Thursday, May 01st, 2014 | Author: potterpensieve

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A Day of Wonder and Shame

Tuesday, March 01st, 2011 | Author: Adam

This past Friday I took a quick trip to Kamloops (the city nearest to my home). The family and I were off to do some errands and lazing around the city. About half-way through the day, I decided to branch off from the group and grab myself an Orange Julius at the food court. I bought my drink, sat down at a small table and began to play around with an application on my iPod.

It was only a few moments before I heard giggling. I looked up. Two girls, who didn’t look more than 13 or 14, were whispering to each other at a table a few feet away from mine. One had dark brown hair, and one had light blonde hair. They kept glancing at me, and I’m not going to lie, I was slightly uncomfortable. So I just ignored the situation and began to play on my iPod once more.

About a minute later I gave a startled jump when I heard a voice, “Uhm excuse me?” I looked up to see both girls at my table. A little flustered and skeptical I said, “Hi!” Then the girl with blonde hair said this:

“Uhm, well excuse me if I have you mistaken…well..I probably do…but are you on a podcast?”

My internals leapt inside. “Wow! Yes! I am!”

“Its the Potter Pensieve, right?”

“Yeah it is! Wow! I’m in shock! How did you recognize me?”

The two girls give each other a quick glance. “Well, to tell you the truth we were kind of creeping your profile on facebook…from that podcast group you have..”

“Really?”

“Yeah, we just saw you sitting here, and we weren’t sure if it was you or not…but we had to come and say hi just in case, you know?” Both the girls were looking rather excited. “And now I can definitely tell from your voice,” the blonde haired girl laughs.

We spent a few more moments talk about the podcast, and how much shock I’d been in that someone had recognized me from the show. The dark haired girl was rather quiet, and finally the blonde haired girl said, “Wow! This is crazy! Can you sign something for us?”

I looked around. Nothing to sign. And then a thought flashed through my mind: one that I will not discuss on this website. XD   I didn’t even have a pencil. But then the dark-haired girl pulled a pen from her purse, both looked at each other nervously (contemplating something), before the blonde girl said “Bah! What the heck!”

Now comes my moment of shame. I am extremely sorry to all of you who are reading this. No, I did not sign any part of the human anatomy, but I might as well have, because in an instant the book Twilight: Eclipse was flashing in front of my face. The girls had just bought the book from Coles Bookstore, which was across from the food court. I thought, “What the heck! This is my first autograph! When in doubt, sign a girl’s Twilight book!” And sign it I did! Once again, I apologize.

To finish off this post, I just wanted to thank all of the listeners from Kamloops! According to the download statistics, there are A LOT of you. In fact, the University in Kamloops has a Harry Potter club that has contacted us through email once! ^^Maybe this is because a co-host lives so close? I don’t know. But it was an awesome (and extremely surreal) experience to come across fans in public! Keep listening! :)

Adam

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12 Signs of a Real Harry Potter Fan…

Monday, November 15th, 2010 | Author: Emily

As the approach of this new film gets closer, and as Potter resurfaces into the news again, I am surrounded by people who act like they have been a fan all along. Being slightly isolated in my Harry Potter obsession, you can imagine my delight about this time of year when someone brings up the subject, because most of the time it is all that I want to talk about. However, I am usually disappointed. Why? Because these people seem to think that seeing all of the movies makes you a massive Harry Potter fan. Well, I have news for you. It doesn’t, and here are ten things that I use to sort the men from the boys, so to speak.

  1. You can refer to each book in one word, without using the whole title. For example; Stone, Chamber, Azkaban, Goblet, Phoenix, Prince and Hallows (or even just numbers.)
  2. You know what PS/SS, CoS, PoA, GoF, OoTP, HBP and DH all stand for, and use these abbreviations frequently.
  3. You are completely aware that there are two titles to the first book in the series, and which one was published first.
  4. You refer to J.K.Rowling as Jo (sorry Thio!)
  5. You know who the “three Davids” are!
  6. You are completely aware of the significance of the character of Dawlish in the Harry Potter series!
  7. You love Evanna Lynch as Luna, because you know just how much of a real fan that she is.
  8. You automatically know that the next film will be “darker” than the one before it.
  9. What know what the “Scottish Book” is and desperately looking forward to it!
  10. Hypothetically, you decide to, in preparation for the next film, start to read DH again, and realise that you already know the book off by heart! Seriously, anticipating the next line while reading the one before it. This is all just hypothetical of course.
  11. You know that “ship” refers to “relationship” and that some “ships” are bound to sink. The topic of shipping is a discussion that should be approached with extreme caution, and that words like “delusional” should definitely not be used in reference to any ship in particular!
  12. And finally, do you know that the movie is being split into TWO PARTS? I apologise for my bitterness, but I have been asked that question a lot lately! Haha.

I seem to be making a habit of making “lists,” but oh well. What do you guys think should be added to this? Food for thought…

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