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27th-Jan-2012 05:49 pm - Writer's Block: ONTD Games Giveaway
by me
Nathan Drake from Uncharted.  The history, adventures ... not to mention his core of friends.
Which video game character would you like to have as your real-life BFF? One random response will win a $60 Amazon gift card! [Full contest rules here.] Don't forget to share your favorite gamer moments on at 3 p.m. PST for Free For All Friday (FFAF).
13th-Dec-2011 05:30 pm - Writer's Block: B.Y.O.B. Holidays
by wth0984

An 8 inch Kryos Tablet
30th-Nov-2011 03:12 pm - FYI ... CSRF/Phishing attack
by wth0984
Originally posted by markf at CSRF/Phishing attack
There is currently a CSRF designed to mislead you into believing LiveJournal is requesting your username and password, when the data is actually being requested by a third party who is trying to gain access to your account.

The attack will appear as though someone has left you a comment, but an image similar to the following will appear requesting your password:


The domain used, liv i ejournal.com, is not livejournal.com, and you should not enter your password into any popup like this which appears.  The domain used by the attacker could change at any time.

If you have entered your username and password into any popup like this, you should immediately change your password at https://www.livejournal.com/changepassword.bml.

If any content has been deleted from your journal by someone other than you, please submit an abuse request.
22nd-Nov-2011 05:03 am - Nate and Elena
by me
13th-Jul-2010 04:13 pm - Wish I was here
harry and ginny

24th-Jun-2010 05:56 pm - Frustrated
distracting ginny bw

I find myself going back to the oldies but goodies of fics lately.  It's funny how that recently so many are making the Post DH stories with the pairing of Hermione and Draco.  It makes me wonder as I cruise through looking for a good read.  As long as it has Harry and Ginny as well as a good plot I'm not too concerned about who Hermione is paired with as long as she doesn't end up with Harry ... that's just a big no-no for me personally.  But I have noticed a recent theme of her fanfic character in which she is suddenly the tragic hero and how now she doesn't know what to do with her life.  Apparently everything she has worked so hard for was the down fall of Voldemort.  Her destiny is over, the heartbreak is there and now what?  Did I miss a chapter or two or perhaps an entire book of the series?  These are the stories that I skim and then click close saying 'nope can't continue, too much.'

It's not just with the Hr/D pairings but also where she and maybe Ron had a closer relationship with Lupin and Tonks, however Harry was distant with them or at least Lupin.  Teddy then becomes her responsibility.  When did it become Hermione the miracle worker with all of the right answers and solutions (Ron included when paired together) and Harry being in the wrong needing supervision or even pushed to the side because he is not a key character.  I mean I enjoy a good AU just like the next but the newer ones seem so OOC that makes me think who is this Harry Potter?  Oh well, I could go on but I suppose it's back to re-reading the oldies but goodies where I can relate to the characters.

12th-May-2010 12:19 am - Justified on FX
I have to admit my husband got me hooked on Tuesday nights.
10th-Mar-2010 02:45 am - Fic Rec
by wth0984

This story I came across recently that I thought worth mentioning. 

Harry Potter and the Wrath of the Fallen by sjg74     Novel      Rating: Mature   Chapters: 31   Reviews: 191
Following the Battle of Hogwarts, Harry Potter and his friends try to move on with their lives, but not everybody is willing to let the past go.
While an old enemy threatens to destroy all Harry has fought for, new challenges await the Boy Who Lived, as he is once again called upon to lead.
Genres: Drama, General   Warnings: Mild Language, Strong Violence, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Substance Use or Abuse   Era: Post-Hogwarts   Characters: Harry, Ron, Hermione, McGonagall, Shacklebolt, Arthur, Molly, Draco, Pansy, Ginny   Pairings: Harry/Ginny, Arthur/Molly, Ron/Hermione, OC/OC
Published: 2009.10.23   Latest Chapter: 2010.03.06 Updated: 2010.03.06 Status: COMPLETED (274045 words)
stressful xmas
I have some very difficult people to shop for each year.  This year I decided to get a jump on it and order gifts, this way I limited the crowds I had to deal with.  Not to mention I can wrap them right away and stash them away from prying eyes.  Only today did I receive the first shipment!  How many times does UPS have to reschedule?  My package can cross the country in a matter of a day or two but takes three days to get to my house from the next town over!?!  To make matters worse I ordered something for myself, not necessary for Christmas ... it shipped right away and here in two days.  I can't win ... OK rant over.
18th-Dec-2008 10:15 pm - fic rec
by wth0984

Thought I'd share ...

Title:  A Small Piece of  Land
Author: snuggle_muggle 
Challenge Prompt:  You will inherit some money or a small piece of land.
Summary:  What could a Weasley do with a small piece of land, especially now that she's a Potter?
Word Count:  Around 1500
Rating:  G for everyone

30th-Oct-2008 05:56 pm - Phillies Win World Series

Well they did it!

21st-Oct-2008 01:01 am - Go Phillies!
Yes, I love baseball.  When I was little I would watch every game with my dad.  This will be the first time watching the post season without him.  The Philadelphia Phillies are going to the World Series ... so I hope you're watching with me dad.

21st-Oct-2008 12:47 am - Cracks me up
by wth0984

This ad just cracks me up ... had to share ... for a good laugh or giggle

11th-Sep-2008 12:50 am - Fic Rec
by wth0984
I just came across this story tonight.  It's only 2 chapters so far, but two very long chapters.  If you like H/G bonding stories I recommend it.

Echoes from the Chamber by hubris  (http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewstory.php?psid=253947)

Harry has just returned to Privet Drive following the disaster in the Department of Mysteries. He is prepared to hide and grieve  away the entire summer but things don't go as planned... Not even close.
Genres: Drama, Romance, AU   Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Violence, Scenes of a Mild Sexual Nature  Era: Hogwarts   Characters: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Dumbledore, Lupin, Tonks, Molly, Fred, George, Ginny  Pairings: Harry/Ginny, Arthur/Molly
Published: 2008.08.09   Latest Chapter: 2008.09.10 Updated: 2008.09.10 Status: WIP (27014 words)

**this author has another story that's Post DH/Pre epilogue 'Old Magic'
9th-Sep-2008 11:50 pm - Our Boston Terriers
by wth0984

I couldn't resist since I was going through some pictures tonight.  Our boston terrier pups (brother & sister) have been with us for a year now.  Buddy the boy (Black nose) and Missy the girl (Pink nose) when we brought them home last year.

Here they are about nine months old.

2nd-Sep-2008 11:38 am - Gryffindor Tower Reloaded
by wth0984
This past week I received a commended author and came across a new site to me, Gryffindor Tower Reloaded.  There are under 100 stories, but some I have never read before.  So I figured I would share and if interested ...

From the home page:
For so many of us DH was a renewal: a renewal of our love of canon; a renewal of our love of the H/G pairing; and, for those of us who met up to read the book together, a renewal of friendship. In this spirit of renewal, we have humbly decided to reopen an old website, dedicated to canon, the H/G pairing and friendship.'


I admit I get a kick out of finding something new *grins*.
30th-Aug-2008 11:44 pm - For anyone with a Yahoo Group
by wth0984

From one of my Yahoo Groups I received this warning ... so to be safe and informed here it is:

Don't know if this is true, but I got the warning from a friend, then the invite, so the threat just might be real!
Hi all of you!!
I don't know about you... but I've got an Email with an invitation to join "Grouply". It was from a group-member,  but it didn't feel good..so we did some research... and it is NO GOOD!! Do NOT!!!! join that Grouply thing!!
For Your Information and PLEASE READ:
Grouply is stealing Yahoo info ... Comment: here is what I got:
There are a few new services coming online which are social "networking" sites similar to My Space and Facebook. One of these new Services is called "Grouply". Grouply is tapping Yahoo lists and Reposting the messages to Grouply members. As soon as ONE list member Joins this service, all of our messages will then be archived by Grouply. Grouply changes your email address to (yourname)@grouply. Com.
For the purpose of your Yahoo list mail only.
They will also go into Your Yahoo account and change all of your preferences regarding how You view your mail, whether you get individual posts or digests, and Whether you can be directly added to any of a million other Yahoo groups.
In order to do this, Grouply requires that you give them your Yahoo ID And password. I am truly hoping that most of our members are smart Enough not to hand over that information to ANYONE--especially to Another web service! There is no guarantee that this information that Grouply is aggregating is secure, thus leaving your sign-in info Available to Spammers and hackers--including all of our list files and Photos.

At this point, there is no way for us to block Grouply's access to our List (although that is being worked on). Until there is, I will be Checking daily for list members who may have innocently joined Grouply. I will be unsubbing and banning them, plus making direct Contact with them explaining why we will not allow this in our
Membership. They will be welcome to rejoin once they unsub from Grouply.
So please do NOT join!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Someone else also recommended to mark any invitations received as 'SPAM.'
28th-Aug-2008 04:06 pm - One in a million shot
by wth0984

It's like Mother Nature's own smiley face.

By the way if you have not already then go check out hg_silverlining 
19th-Aug-2008 10:26 pm - From HPANA
by wth0984
 Alan Horn, president of Warner Bros., will be issuing a statement directly to fans responding to criticism of the company's decision to delay the release of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" until next July.


Curious how he drops the phrase 'silver lining' in his statement.

15th-Aug-2008 02:43 pm - The Delay of Movie 6
by wth0984
I cannot believe that WB would not only push the movie back but to push it back EIGHT MONTHS!  I know there are many devistated fans like myself.  However, I do have to wonder what J.K. Rowling thinks as well as the cast.  Wonder if there will be any protesting fans in NY City this weekend with the rehearsals of 'Equus' beginning today?

From everything I've read so far WB's change is due to wanting higher box office revenue.  Did they take a moment to think that by pushing it out Eight months ... not days or weeks ... but months would possibly hurt potential revenue? Probably not.  AND to bombard us with new pics now?  Oh yeah that helps ... NOT, it's just a reminder now that we have to wait 10 1/2 months now rather than the 3 months originally, it's like salt in a wound.   Oh well *sighs*. 
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