Cheese?
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So. Is gruyere cheese really supposed to be this salty?? I mean I've had gruyere before, surely, but this particular one I just tried pretty much tastes like a smoky, cheese flavoured slice of congealed salt...

I realize this is pretty much a oncelikeshari exclusive post...

But really.


Frustrations
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Why won't the post office deliver a t-shirt to my house without me having to be there to sign for it?

Why does filming a horror movie for 12 hours on a Sunday make me feel like I have strep throat on Monday?

Why are things that used to be fun kind of feeling like uncomfortable chores?

Why did I think lifting 50lbs at the gym, with my non-existent chest muscles, was a good plan?

Why does my iPhone know to autocorrect "sbyialf" to "actually" but it can't handle "haga" to "haha"? It really thinks "haga" is a thing...

Why did someone hire Evan Rachel Wood to speak in a very poor Russian accent for that Charlie Countryman film?

I'm gonna go get myself some coffee...


Stuff
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Oh guh, I've been bad at LJ-ing...

So many things right now, I'm not sure what to post!

Rupert's been on stage and I'm stuck in America and I basically weep with happy every time anything is posted anywhere about it because he looks perfect and people love him and I'm so excited for him and the whole thing happened so fast... *sniff*

Dan's about to be in 7 million films. And Rupert's got a chunk coming out, too, and I just need a full weekend with nothing to do but look at him (and Dan) in all the moments I've missed.

And then, this photo.


His HANDS and EYES. *cant blink*

Guys, I miss you. *LJ group hug*

Finally, an LJ app on the iPhone I just bought secondhand. Maybe it'll stick this time, the whole being back on LJ thing :)


Friends only...
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So I'm in the process of making my journal friends only, including past entries. If you want to read, become my friend :) Just letting everybody know in case someone isn't on my flist but wants to continue to read my journal.

UPDATE: Have to add something HP related here... Hm. Anybody have a sugar quill in Orlando?? They apparently turn your mouth all inky! Awesome :)
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Scotland vs. Orlando
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Well, I'm finally back from Edinburgh where I spent the last (absolutely fantastic) week. I saw Wild Target, ate twice at the cafe where Harry Potter began, RANDOMLY ran into my favourite musician at an art college, and drank some of the best mocha I've ever had. I watched the UK's version of reality TV during the few short dark hours of the night, got to wear light sweaters in the evenings, got an ice cream from a van that could have been Rupert's only it was white, and ate quiche after quiche after quiche...

That all sounds just grand, and yeah, I'm so glad I went. It was amazing, I want to move there, everyone was so lovely, the weather was brilliant...

However...

I get back home and what do I discover...

While I've been off enjoying a milder climate and smiling as Rupert Grint and Martin Freeman show up on the cinema screen simultaneously...

...Orlando has been kicking everything else's ass! Come on, guys!

Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe enjoyed some Butterbeer in Harry Potter land.
Rupert and Oliver Phelps sang karaoke.
All sorts of news items, interviews and pictures surfaced online.

The only comfort I can take in all of this is from this image:

Imagine sweating to death...


...and from the fact that I made it back in time for the unveiling of the new trailer on Monday.

So, did anyone go to the Grand Opening??

With another new trailer comes another desktop background...
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So yeah, continuing my tradition of creating, in 10 minutes or less, a desktop background for any new trailer or teaser released, here you have my newest one for the MTV aired trailer...

...delayed because I was actually too busy at work for once to do this and my computer at home is not very accepting of the idea to include Photoshop in its list of things it can handle.

Deathly Hallows MTV Trailer Desktop Background

I decided not to put the black bars between the vertical lines this time. I think it turned out alright like that... and once again, under 10 minutes of production time went into this. It's really just so I can look at screenshots all day...

:)


Music and HP Mashups Part 4
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So I may not be back on here until Monday. I have a busy filming weekend scheduled and a fantastic concert to go to tonight!

...then on Tuesday I leave the country for a week!!! So I'll be a flaky poster until the 23rd or so :(

I figured I'd leave you all for the weekend with another musical post, inspired by HP, stream of consciousness thoughts:

Let's kick it off with one of my favourite songs:



Well, the first thing that came to mind was that bit in Deathly Hallows where Ron wants Hermione to stay back at Grimmauld Place (so she'll be safe) while he and Harry go to the Ministry. It's such a sweet scene :) So that leads to... Ron feeling nervous about Hermione being out with them and in danger. Sometimes he forgets how much danger they are really facing, but then he thinks about it and realizes that anything could happen at any time. They aren't invincible even though they have put up all their shields and protections, even though they haven't been attacked yet. They never really know what might happen... and so he can't let his guard down anymore... just in case she needs him.

In another way, this is sort of like the 'wall' they have both put up around their hearts against how they feel. But now Ron wants to break through it, letting the 'danger' in, even though it's easier to remain guarded and not let anything in... because in the end, if he opens up to her, he's vulnerable not just to good things but the bad ones as well... rejection, heartbreak, etc.



They're all heading straight for the end of their mission, moving on and on... there are those who they can trust and those they can't and sometimes it's hard to tell the difference. But they have to persevere no matter what so they can win. It would be so easy to give up and rest, but they have to believe that they'll make it if they just keep on going.

The things they left behind are haunting them and making it even harder to go on because they just want those things back, want to be happy and whole again... specifically Harry who had to choose to leave Ginny behind.

But it's hopeful because the moment it's all over, everything will be perfect and bright again. They often dream of how it will be, and this inspires them to keep moving.



Another of my favourite songs :) ...

They know there is a risk to what they are doing, but they abandon all they know anyway. They leave home and head into mystery, moving away from everything familiar. Evil is taking over, but they are pressing on... Similar to that last song I guess... well, they have a similar feel to them! :)

I also sort of thought about the three (or four if you include Ginny) of them leaving town spontaneously for another adventure after Voldemort is dead. They go off on their own yet again, but not to face evil this time... just for an adventure. I can't really imagine any of them being content to sit around at home for long. They crave excitement a bit like a drug, particularly Harry :)

That's it for today! Have a great weekend, everybody!!

Fagerstrom!! *shakes fist at sky*
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Yeah, so this post is pretty much a Dove post :)

One of the best shirts I own... I wear it to bed frequently.

And no, that's not a pink stain. My phone decided it wanted to pinkify the picture for some reason.

Forss Fagerstrom

Everybody's Favourites Part 1
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So I thought it might be fun to talk about our favourite things, some random, some HP, some film or music related, etc.

I think "top 3s" would work well for the most part. There are some things that you can't just list one for.

Let's get started, shall we?

Top 3 favourite films:
1. Moulin Rouge
2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
3. Donnie Darko

Top 3 favourite HP books:

1. Deathly Hallows
2. Order of the Phoenix
3. Half-Blood Prince

Top 3 favourite HP films:

Well... DH trailer... kicking the ass of all other HP/film related material...
Half-Blood Prince
Order of the Phoenix
Prisoner of Azkaban
(in no particular order because it changes constantly)

Top 3 favourite HP characters:
1. Ron
2. Ron
3. Ron
(sorry, what was the question?)

Music and HP Mashups Part 3
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Here we go yet again!

I'm just having so much fun doing these. I hope everyone (anyone) enjoys them too :)

Brendan Benson - Poised and Ready
(play this track from list, no YouTube available)

Hermione is ready to be sorted into her house on her first day at Hogwarts. She's really nervous now even though she has been preparing for this, over-preparing obviously. She's read all the books, made sure she knows everything there is to know... but now that she's here, her rational, logical mind can't quite wrap around the magic she's witnessing. Magic is, in a lot of ways, kind of the opposite of logic. But she's tried to make it logical... so now that she's here, nothing could have really prepared her exactly for this next chapter of her life - her future as a witch. She's also starting to feel the weight of everything, and she's afraid that she won't be able to live up to her expectations of herself, that people will be disappointed (even though this is a completely ridiculous thought coming from her... smartest girl at Hogwarts coming soon).



Ron thinking about how he wants to take care of Hermione, maybe particularly while they are hiding out in the tent and don't have much. He would do anything for her and will always be there to take care of her. Aw... Then thinking about how he left without her. During his time alone, he doesn't want to even talk to anyone or do anything if he can't see Hermione. Then when he does leave Shell Cottage, he's so excited to see Hermione again. And when he enters the tent, he just wants a hug from her because he's missed her so much... Poor Ron doesn't get his hug... but he's still just so happy to see her that even though he's sad about her reaction to him, he's overwhelmingly happy to be with her again.



Wow, I'm actually about to do a Harry/Ginny thing here! Strange.

So... Harry is this hero who has been taking so much on himself. Ginny is thinking about how he has lost so much but things are about to get better. He left her when she was really in love with him, and this obviously hurt her a lot even though he had his reasons. And now all she wants him to do is to rest with her when it's all over, when he doesn't have to fight anymore.

Here are the lyrics from the song chorus because this section is hard to understand the first time you hear it and I love it: "You're just like your father, buried deep under the water. You're resting on your laurels and stepping on my toes. Whose side are you on? What side is this anyway? Put down your sword and crown. Come lay with me on the ground."

And here's the second verse: "You come beating like moth's wings, spastic and violently, whipping me into a storm, shaking me down to the core. But you run away from me, and you've left me shimmering, like diamond wedding rings spinning dizzily down on the floor."

That's it for today. Enjoy! :)

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