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Hi everybody,

I'm thinking of getting a tumblr, just because I'm sick of checking all my favourite tumblr accounts individually...I want to have a dashboard. Also, the egotistical part of me thinks it would be cool to have an ask box. Anyway, something I'm mulling over...

So, I'm not sure if you heard, but last week Vancouver had a bit of a riot...here are a few funny things:

1. A cute conversation between brothers: 
 
On the night of the riot, we were sitting up on a roof top enjoying the sunset. We saw the smoke start billowing out of downtown and immediately brought out our smart phones to check the news. My sister's boyfriend decided that he better call his younger brother who had gone downtown to watch the game - just to make sure that he was alright. My sister's boyfriend is 6'4'' (like a certain Moose) and his brother is a big guy too - so the concern was that the police/people would see his brother as a threat just because he's big, and not because of his behaviour. So, he gets on the phone, and this is the conversation I hear:
 
"Hey man"
...
"I know, it sucks. Where are you?"
...
"Your brother!"
...
"Look man, people are burning cars. It's all over the news. The police are going in. I think you should get out of there."
...
"Yeah, you head to the mountains, Grizzly."
 
 
2. Roof Raccoons can riot too:
 
There's a cute little raccoon that likes to climb on our roof and eat bugs out of the eaves. This morning, I discovered that it had been busy while I slept:
 
 
3. This song:
 
 
I have had it stuck in my head for several days!
 
In other news: I've been writing a demented'verse piece for the past month or so. It's currently at 8,000 words and I WANT TO  FINISHED IT! Ugh...I'm so excited to share it, but I'm still a ways off from finishing, so, here's a teaser:
 
 
“George? ...or Ron?” a voice asked from the wireless in the corner - the wireless that George had connected to the Extendable Ear display in the shop. The names were followed by an audible sigh. “Could you...I have a message for Potter, if one of you could come to the till, it would be appreciated. If you’re even listening...Harry said that-”

“Who are you talking to, Daddy?” A small voice asked.

“No one,” the adult answered in a much softer tone than he had used when addressing the Extendable Ears. “Potter has finally driven me to madness...hm? What do you think about that? Your father’s gone mad. There’s no telling what I may do. Perhaps I’ll start eating adorable little boys! Oh look, here’s one!”

Suddenly the wireless crackled with a squeal of child’s laughter, which was soon joined by a low warm chuckle as the pair moved further away from the listening device.
 
 
Anyway...I guess that's all that's up with me. I've got about 3 more weeks in Vancouver, and then I'm heading back home to Ontario until VanCon. I'm really looking forward to it! :)
 
 
 

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vodou_blue
Jun. 24th, 2011 12:36 am (UTC)
I've been contemplating a Tumblr account too. If you get one, I hope you'll post about it (or pm/email me). I'd like to hear if it seems helpful to have it for the feeds dashboard, or if it's just another account to have to juggle, y'know?
hells_half_acre
Jun. 24th, 2011 08:01 am (UTC)
I'll probably do a flocked post with the username if I get one. So I've added you as a friend, so that you can see my flocked posts now. :)
vodou_blue
Jun. 24th, 2011 04:31 pm (UTC)
\o/ Thank you. *s*
quickreaver
Jun. 24th, 2011 12:57 am (UTC)
tumblr is pretty painless. I don't do much with mine but collect cool art and occasionally spread my own handiwork aboot. It's user-friendly, too. *shrug!*
hells_half_acre
Jun. 24th, 2011 07:58 am (UTC)
I will count that as a vote in favour then ;)
phamalama
Jun. 24th, 2011 02:22 am (UTC)
Ahh, tumblr is a great place for Supernatural fans! (and it's made for Harry Potter too)

Although I would reccommend to stay off it on new episode nights because a lot of people liveblog it! (and the links for the episode are usually put up within half an hour after the episode airs) There's a tumblr blog that also reblogs download posts of Supernatural. I will totally follow you if you decide to join~
hells_half_acre
Jun. 24th, 2011 07:57 am (UTC)
I usually boycott the internet until I've seen new episodes. How's tumblr for spoilers though? I suppose I really only got into looking at tumblr accounts after the season was over...maybe it depends who you follow?

I'll for sure let you know if I get an account. :)
phamalama
Jun. 24th, 2011 07:34 pm (UTC)
So... tumblr is actually the worst thing for spoilers... ^_^; I think it kind of ruined X-Men: First Class for me. (I loved it anyways~) If you have Chrome, you can use tumblr savior to block posts tagged with spoilers. On the other hand, it's another way to promote your fic! And it's the land of marvelous gifs! It does depend on who you follow too, since some people update a lot while my RL friends barely show up on my dash.
hells_half_acre
Jun. 24th, 2011 07:41 pm (UTC)
Hmm...I guess I'll just have to be REALLY careful about who I follow. I DO have Chrome though, so maybe i could try that add-on.

I have been hearing for the past half-year or so that people have been TALKING about my fics on Tumblr...which is why I initially went to check it out - mainly a "where and what the heck are they saying?" type quest...only, I never did find out, because I found a vast network of pretty pretty pictures and got distracted. :P
franztastisch
Jun. 24th, 2011 12:18 pm (UTC)
Get a tumblr. I will follow the shit out of you. :P

Also I CAN'T WAIT TO READ IT. EXCITED. :D
hells_half_acre
Jun. 24th, 2011 07:03 pm (UTC)
Yay! Hahaha

I can't wait to finish writing it! :P
msninacat
Jun. 25th, 2011 07:21 am (UTC)
Oh Tumblr. I will only view you from afar with cranky old grandma glasses. lol

LOVE your riot stories. What is up, Raccoon? Not cool.

And I love that tease. You sneaky person making me like Draco and all. ;D
hells_half_acre
Jun. 25th, 2011 07:46 am (UTC)
Haha, I guess my cranky old grandma glasses have been momentarily retired.

I'm glad you like my riot stories :)

I'm so evil for making you like Draco, I know - and to top it off, I was writing another great scene with him in it this evening, when I was suddenly called away to go watch a film. Man, just when you think you have time to write... :P
msninacat
Jun. 25th, 2011 07:50 am (UTC)
I just attribute it to really good writing. That is if you can make me somewhat like a character I've hated with a passion for years.

IGNORE ME AND GO WRITE FLUFFY DRACO! lol ;D
hells_half_acre
Jun. 25th, 2011 07:55 am (UTC)
Hahaha! I would totally go write fluffy Draco right now, but I've had a few beers and I try not to write unless I'm completely sober. Otherwise who knows what might happen!

I left him in a middle of an argument too - poor Draco - seething with rage, and I refuse to write the words he needs to release it. ;)

Also, thank you for the compliment on my writing. :)
msninacat
Jun. 25th, 2011 07:58 am (UTC)
Completely understandable. He'll just have to wait. ;D

No problem, you are an amazing writer.
hells_half_acre
Jun. 25th, 2011 08:04 am (UTC)
Oh man, you have me blushing.

The good news is that while I was on my way to the movies, I thought up some great lines of dialogue. So it's all safely stored in my head, and I have no plans for tomorrow besides writing :)
msninacat
Jun. 25th, 2011 08:07 am (UTC)
WHOOOOOOO! Good luck with it!
entropy1031
Jul. 7th, 2011 07:59 pm (UTC)
Tumblr. Is it old-fashioned of me to dislike that they've left out the "e"? Also, I don't actually know what tumblr is.

<---(is apparently a grandma)

Now I guess I'll have to look it up, though. :) More procrastination! Yaay!

Also, I loved the snippet! You do such a great job creatively engaging the magic in HarryPotterLand. It's one of the many little joys that add to the overall awesomeness of your fics. Hand to the Bible- some of your magic-tech things are now canon in my head, and I get confused when other people don't know what they are.
hells_half_acre
Jul. 7th, 2011 08:05 pm (UTC)
Haha, tumblr seems to mostly be a place for fanart - that's what I've discovered so far. Fanart and teenagers. I don't really fit in at all over there.

I've been hearing for the past year or so that people have been discussing my fics somewhere on tumblr - but it's also not at all searchable, so I shall never know what they are saying...or who those people are.

I'm glad you like the snippet! I'm NEARLY done. I just have to figure out how I'm going to end the thing. It's sitting at around 14,000 words at the moment.

To tell you the truth, I also get confused about what is canon in Harry Potter and what I've made-up. :P I wanted to reveal the Extendable Ear audio surveillance in VVV, but the opportunity never arose...so it's existed in my head for a while.
entropy1031
Jul. 7th, 2011 08:09 pm (UTC)
You know what this made me think of? Harry Potter does The Wire. I've never written fanfic in my life, but if I ever did, it would be an HP/Wire fusion thingie. Because omg Extendable Ear wiretapping. FanTAStic.
hells_half_acre
Jul. 7th, 2011 08:17 pm (UTC)
Haha, go for it!

My second or third entry ever on LJ said something like "I've never written fanfic before, but I wrote this piece the other day....and I have this cracky idea for a Supernatural/Harry Potter crossover..."

If someone had told me back then what a beast that "cracky" idea would grow into, I wouldn't have believed them.

I always thought George would make a great undercover-dude, because he could put a wireless-extendable ear where his real ear used to be, and he'd just look like a normal dude with two ears...only one of the ears would be sending information to some wireless radio somewhere.
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