ebonlock: (Snakes on a Dark Lord)
Interesting new release from WB:

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, 20Q.net and Radica
Encourage Harry Potter Fans to “Teach” 20Q™ with Characters, Places and Objects from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


BURBANK, Calif., July 25, 2007 – With the recent release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in the popular series by J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, 20Q.net, Inc. and Radica USA Ltd., a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., are calling all Muggles.

In an effort to develop the game and help “teach” 20Q™ about the world of Harry Potter, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, 20Q.net and Radica are encouraging Harry Potter fans to visit http://20Q.net and “train” this timeless game of 20 questions with characters, places and objects from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Radica will manufacture and distribute the new 20Q™ Harry Potter game later this year.

Earlier this year, the three companies announced plans to introduce the newest version of the popular 20Q™ handheld game – 20Q™ Harry Potter, based on the popular movie and book series.

20Q™ is an artificial intelligence engine, website, company and phenomenon. Originally available only online, the game had players simply think of an animal, vegetable, mineral or other item, and 20Q™ attempted to guess what they were thinking of in 20 questions or less. Each time the online training game is played, 20Q™ “learns.”

20Q™ Harry Potter is the most recent edition to the popular handheld game that has been described as “spooky” and “deceptively addictive.” Based on the original 20Q™ game that won over millions of players from around the world, 20Q™ Harry Potter asks fans to think of people, places, and things from the books and films. The goal? Try to stump the game’s remarkably clever and precise artificial intelligence with knowledge of Harry’s wizarding world.
ebonlock: (Snakes on a Dark Lord)
If you haven't seen them already, go check out the latest DH icons from [livejournal.com profile] potterpuffs. Not sure how long it'll be before I can use my new Snape one without someone on my F-list screaming, "SPOILER! SPOILER! Oh you've ruined the plot for me!" A couple more weeks, you think?

Now after you look at those I highly, highly recommend reading [livejournal.com profile] rexluscus's brilliant essay, META: Snape in Book 7. I can't say it fixes all of my problems with JKR's handling of the character in the book, but I will say it's given me a lot to ponder that I hadn't entirely considered before. It's a fantastic read with a lot of compelling evidence to back it up.

And I'm not sure if anybody's missed it by this point, but JKR answers more questions about what happens to all the surviving characters at the end of DH and I find myself thinking that it might've just been better for her to skip the epilogue entirely and let all of us figure it out for ourselves. The way I see it her part in this saga is done, now it's the fans' turn to pick her creation up and run with it.

Aside from that I've got a shitload of fanfic to plow through this weekend and I'm getting a new oven tomorrow at long last. I've also designated this weekend "Summer Cleaning" and intend to start with a major purge of stuff to be donated to Goodwill. Then I'm going to decide which dance stuff I want to get rid of and see if I can get it photographed and posted on eBay or maybe I'll just see if I can find a bellydance shop that'll do consignment for me. Regardless it needs to go.

Another thing that needs to go is the extra 10 pounds I've been carrying around for about a year now. Ye gods it's getting to the point that I can't even look at myself in the mirror these days. Yuck. I chucked calorie counting out the window while sick last week but I need to get back up on that horse I think.

UPDATE: Oops, forgot to mention that I just read Avatar is supposed to be back on the air starting September 21! Woo!
ebonlock: (Remus/Severus Potterpuffs)
Ok this article on Deathly Hallows is incredibly good, particularly for those of us who recognize that really, when it comes right down to it, the HP books are all about Severus Snape. Doubt me? Read the article spoilery bits behind the cut )

Yay for ficcy goodness!

[livejournal.com profile] ricky_a pointed me at The World of the Living this wonderful HP/DM slash fic, not my usual 'ship, but how could I possibly refuse one written from Luna's POV?

"I'm, uh..." Even through the closed door, she can hear him draw a deep breath. "Luna, would you mind coming back a little later? I'm not quite decent at the moment."

Luna raises her eyebrows. "Is that 'I'm in my underpants' not-quite-decent or 'I'm in the shower with Draco' not-quite-decent?"

For a moment, there's absolute silence on the other side of the door.

Then Draco's voice replies, matter-of-factly, "The latter."

"Okay," Luna says with a satisfied nod, "then I'll come back later."

And now I'm off to read some Riddle-fic :)
ebonlock: (Draco and the Malfoys)
Aelf says hello from the north and shares with me these incredibly funny DH icons, the epilogue add-ons are particularly good.
ebonlock: (Snape Potterpuff)
If My F-List Wrote DH my favorite bits behind the cut: )
And tonight there will be OotP, and Snape and Lupin goodness. Life doesn't get much better than that.

Book 7?

Dec. 21st, 2006 10:46 am
ebonlock: (Snakes on a Dark Lord)
My sis just sent me this and I'm not sure what to make of it:


Scholastic's placeholder jacket.

On Thursday morning J.K. Rowling announced to the world, via an elaborate game on her Web site, the title for her seventh and final Harry Potter book. It will be called Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. She also updated fans about her progress on the book, saying she is hard at work writing scenes that she has had planned for a dozen years or more. "I am alternately elated and overwrought," she writes. "I both want, and don't want, to finish this book (don't worry, I will)."


Seems a reasonable enough title, but I haven't personally visited Rowling's site so I can't confirm that it came from there. Will try and check into this further today...

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