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Friday, July 18, 2008

[This is part two of my series of blogs on Sweeney Todd =) If you haven't already listened to "No Place Like London" scroll down and listen to it. Things will make more sense that way, especially if you're going to follow the rest of my blogs.]

This song is called "The Worst Pies in London" and it immediately follows "No Place Like London." It takes place in Mrs. Lovett's Pie Shop, the first place Sweeney Todd goes to after he and Antony disembarked. This song is one of my favorites =) Enjoy!

Mrs. Lovett
A customer!


What's your rush?
What's your hurry?

You gave me such a--

Fright, I thought you was a ghost

Half a minute,
Can'tcher sit?
Sit you down,

All I meant is that I haven't seen a customer for weeks

Did you come here for a pie, sir?

Do forgive me if
me head's a little vague--

What was that?
But you think we had the plague!

From the way the people
Keep avoiding--
No you don't
Heaven knows I try, sir

But there's no one comes in even to inhale
Right you are, sir, would you like a drop of ale?
Mind you, I can hardly blame them...
These are probably the worst pies in London!

I know why nobody cares to take them!

I should know,
I make 'em,

But good? No!
The worst pies in London!

Even that's polite--

The worst pies in London!

If you doubt it, take a bite!

Is that just disgusting?
You have to concede it

Is nothing but crusting
Here, drink this,
You'll need it
The worst pies in London!
And no wonder, with the price of meat
What it is

When you get it

Thought I'd live to see the day
Men would think it was a treat
Findin' poor
Wot are dyin' in the street

Mrs. Mooney has a pie shop
Does 'er business but I notice something weird

Lately all 'er neighbors' cats 'ave disappeared

Have to hand it to her--
Wot I calls


Poppin' pussies into pies!
Wouldn't do in my shop!

Just the thought of it's enough to make ya sick
And I'm tellin' you, them pussycats is quick!

No denyin' times is hard, sir!
Even harder than the worst pies in London!

Only lard, and nothing more--
Is that just revolting?

All greasy and gritty?

It looks like it's molting
And tastes like--
Well... pity
A woman alone...
With limited wind

And the worst pies in London!

Ah, sir...
Times is hard
Times is hard!

Sweeney Todd--My latest obsession

Thursday, July 3, 2008

I have sailed the world
Beheld its wonders

From the Dardanelles,
To the mountains of Peru,
But there's no place like London!

Sweeney Todd

No, there's no place like London...


Sweeney Todd
There's a hole in the world like a great black pit
And the vermin of the world inhabit it
And its morals aren't worth what a pig could spit
And it goes by the name of London...

At the top of the hole sit a privileged few
Making mock of the vermin in the lower zoo
Turning beauty to filth and greed...
I, too, have sailed the world and seen its wonders,
For the cruelty of men is as wondrous as Peru
But there's no place like London!


Sweeney Todd

There was a barber and his wife
And she was beautiful...
A foolish barber and his wife.
She was his reason and his life,
And she was beautiful...

And she was virtuous...
And he was... naive.

There was another man who saw
That she was beautiful...

A biased vulture of the law
Who, with a gesture of his claw
Removed the barber from his plate!
And there was nothing but to wait!
And she would fall!
So soft!

So young!
So lost, and oh so beautiful!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Monday, March 17, 2008

What Your Shamrock Says About You

You are charming, witty, and larger than life.

At times, you can be a bit impatient and inflexible. You don't like to be distracted.

You don't really consider yourself a lucky person. In your view, people create their own luck.

You are stylish, in a classic sort of way. You are particular about how you like things.

I do too think I'm a lucky person...


Saturday, March 8, 2008

Today has been really, really good. I just got back from band festival (but more on that later ^^)

I'll try and get through this quickly because it's really late already and I need to get to bed.

--This morning in seminary we played a fun scripture mastery game. My team got second place ^^

--English: I found out that we're going to have to retake the Writing SOL on Tuesday because someone had hit the fire alarm while we were testing, and we all had to get up and evacuate the school. This was considered a "testing irregularity" so we need to retake the SOLs. Mrs. Tobin is not happy about it at all (nor are most students ^^ I happen to think it's kind of ironic, and I guess I'm happy about it because it could be beneficial to me). According to my Chemistry teacher, though, the decision will get(has been?) appealed, so I guess there's a chance we might not have to retake it. Well, I'll see later.

--Math: Eurgh, I'm so behind in math. I only went to math one day this week (because I've been absent and because of SOL testing). I didn't know what on earth they were doing in class today. Fortunately, it doesn't look very difficult. Once I crack my textbook, I should be able to figure it out on my own, and it doesn't look like any of the homework she assigned was actually taken for a grade, so I don't even really need to so the assignments.

--Band: Our school was hosting Band Festival (A two-day-long band competition for all high school concert bands in the district) so we had people from other schools in and out of our school all day, and of course, using our band room, so we didn't actually have band. We went to the cafeteria. I tried reading my Huck Finn book, but Nick Moffat came over and talked to me again. He was trying to be helpful and sum up Huck Finn for me, even though I told him I was going to read it myself anyway... *shrugs* Whatever.

--History: They took a quiz, but I didn't have to take it because I'd missed a lot of History this week. (Okay, so I've missed a lot of all my classes this week... u.u) Then we took notes on foreign policies of the 1920's.

--Psychology: They took a test. I didn't even know about the test, but I didn't have to take it. I have to make it up by Wednesday. That shouldn't be a problem--I have lunch right after Psychology, so one day next week I can just stay after class, and make up the test. I heard it was more difficult than usual though =\ I might actually only get an A instead of an A+ on it =P

--Spanish: I really hate this class u.u We have the dumbest assignments. We were supposed to write a campaign speech, where we're running for like school president, and then at the end of class we were going to vote. I think that's absolutely silly. People were saying things like, "Vote for me because I'll make school start later, shorten class times, make lunch longer, and get rid of homework! And I'll build windows in our school!" (No, our school doesn't have windows u.u) Anyway, I think it's stupid, because you can't actually get any of those changes made. School can't start later because of all the after school activities, it's like not allowed to or something. The only way lunch will be made longer if if school was made longer too because they're not going to cut time out of classes. So I was thinking about that, and thinking about what that leaves me left with to have in my campaign, and then I became really frustrated with myself because I realized I was taking the assignment too seriously. Obviously my teacher doesn't care if the things you say are plausible, just as long as you come up with something. I find it really irritating. What's the point of doing an assignment that doesn't make sense?

--Chemistry: We went to the library to use the computers to work on some webassigns. I sat next to Angela and felt annoyed with the way she was doing the webassign. I'm not going to spend time explaining what a webassign is exactly, but basically she was just guessing on every problem and not taking any time to think about it. I mean, it's one thing to take shortcuts if you know how to do what it's asking, but it's another to just put absolutely no thought or effort into it and still get the points. I don't think she was even reading the questions. I don't get why someone would do that. Whatever, that's her problem, not mine.

Okay, so here's where it starts getting good ^^

When the bell rang, I went down to my locker as usual. As I approached my locker, I noticed a band standing right outside the doors to the auditorium (which are right across from where my locker is). I was scrutinizing the group, wondering if I could tell what school they came from. I realized that Brooke Point would be coming to my school (meaning Russell would be there at some point in the day) and I wished I had thought to ask him what time his school had festival so I could be on the look out for him. I didn't recognize anyone in the band so I started packing my stuff into my bookbag, wondering to myself if I should maybe ask someone what school they're from, just in case.

Ben showed up (also usual. He always meets me at my locker after school) and I think I was talking to him when I hear someone call my name. I turn around and I see Russell!!!
*squee!* I was so excited to see him, and I couldn't believe my luck, so I ran over and gave him a hug =DD
I could talk though cuz I had a bus to catch, so I went back to my locker, picked up my stuff and walked away with Ben to the buses exclaiming that it seeing Russell at my school was SO. COOL. I said, "Gosh, it feels like a fairytale! I tell Russell about my day every day and then there he was! Like he's right inside this story I'm telling-- now he knows where my locker is, what hallway I'm talking about, and everything!"
Lolz. I was pretty excited. That was probably the highlight of my day ^^

But my day continues to go well.

I was a little annoyed with myself though because as I was going to the busses I realized that I was wearing pretty much the exact same thing I wore to his Christmas party, which was the last time I saw him. I mean, what are the chances?? A. That I would randomly see him right near my locker, and B. That today I would wear the same outfit he last saw me in???

That's just weird. And annoying. You'd think it's not a big deal, but considering I like never get to see Russell in person, I feel like he's probably thinking this outfit is the only thing I wear, and it's not xD I SWEAR I have other clothes! =P

Well, when I got home from school I listened to Ministry of Magic and I watched some Harry Potter fanvideos on Youtube. I was watching them cuz my dad actually emailed me one that was to Lullaby by The Cure (great song. If you haven't heard it, go to my dad's blog and check it out ^^)

I went upstairs and made my parents listen Umbrella by Rihanna (my Dad didn't like it. I dunno what my mom thought.) Then my mom looked up one of Paula Abdul's songs and we listened to that. I thought it was actually pretty good. Dad didn't like it ^^ THEN I put on "Old Enough to Die" (the new Ministry of Magic song). Aleks complained about it, my Mom didn't like it, and my Dad said it was "Okay" and that he'd actually give Ministry of Magic a try (he had initially refused to listen cuz I told him it was techno =P) He said it was better than the Paula Abdul song in any case.

*shrugs* I honestly don't understand why everyone's so against Wizard Rock in my family. Probably because it's just that--music about the Harry Potter books. But really, three of my siblings have read the books and they love them.

And yet, unless Gregory and Christopher are currently reading the books, they'll scorn them just because I love them so much.

So really it's not even so much a dislike for the books for for bands based on books as it is annoyance with me and something I love so much.

*shrugs* Well, whatever. If they won't give these things a chance just because I like them, then they'll just be missing out, and that's not my problem.

Dad, I can understand being annoyed with the fandom, because he's actually read a book and he disliked it. But look at that--even after that, he's willing to listen to the bands to see if the music is any good.

I think Aleks's reaction to Wizard Rock is just funny. I mean, it's frustrating, of course, because she's wrong, but it's funny because she's just so unimpressed with the fact that these musicians are teenagers and young adults and still into Harry Potter. I don't know why she's so bothered by that, but she's called it "kind of pathetic."

I don't get it really. It's not like they're adults with no lives except for their wizard rock band. They're no different than any indie band out there except that they sing about Harry Potter. I suppose Aleks thinks what they are is all they aspire to be xD

No, see, the people in these bands are mostly between high school and college age. Wizard rock is pretty much just hobby for them or a starting point in a musical career. It makes sense though, doesn't it? If you want to be a musician, your best chance at recognition is through wizard rock. There's a site, Wizrocklopedia, that will list your band and a link to your MySpace page, and already you have tons of people from the biggest cult fangroup visiting your band's page and listening to your music.

I know lots of bands that actually have a lot of talent (admittedly, an awful lot of them don't, but you know there still are some that do) that plan on doing non-wizard-rock music. And their music isn't getting in the way of their lives.

Ex. Brittany from the Parselmouths is getting married in August, so the Parselmouths are going on hiatus!

Anyway. I'm ending my Wizard Rock Rant there ^^

Back to my day.

After all that, I pulled my stuff together to go to band festival at my school. We had to be there by 8:00, and we got there at about 8:05, and I still had to change into my concert dress.
When I was dressed I still had to get my instrument, and it looked like our band was going to warm-up even though we weren't supposed to warm up till 8:30!
I couldn't get my instrument because a band was in the band room doing sight-reading. There were a few other people that needed to get their instruments too, so I wasn't alone, but I was really worried that Mr. Hite would be mad and yell at me (he has before >.<).
He wasn't mad though, so I was okay ^^

I eventually got my instrument and we went to the gym to warm up.

Long story short, we played really well (I thought we actually played better than we played at any of the rehearsals), and we got straight 1's! (1 = "Superior". I don't know what the other numbers mean, because any band I've been in has only ever gotten straight 1's =P)
Not only that, but we now have the title "Honor Band" because Marching Band also got straight 1's at VBODA this year. It was especially cool that we still got superiors because we were playing Grade 6 music (that's different than 6th grade music =P it's more like 6th grade plays Grade 1 music, 7th and 8th grade plays Grades 2-4 music, and high school bands play grade 4-6 music, with grade 6 being the highest.)
Oh and I COULD be completely wrong about all that. Watch me get corrected by Russell in a comment =P *shrugs* He knows better than I do, but I think that's about right? Well, I think we were the only band tonight to play grade 6 music. There will be more tomorrow, but we were the only ones tonight.

Oh, and the guy judging sight-reading seemed kind of cranky. I suppose that's understandable after a long day of listening to bands, but he was just plain snarky.

In sight-reading the judge passes out folders of music with different parts to all the instruments. We're not allowed to look at it until we're told we can, and once we're told we can take the music out and turn it over, we're given 7 minutes for our band director to go over it with us. We're allowed to sing, clap, talk, do anything but play our instruments during those 7 minutes, and then when time is up we have to play it straight through--no stopping allowed.
Once the music was passed out, Mr. Hite asked the judge how much time he had...
Judge: You will have 7 minutes to look at it.
Mr. Hite: Okay, and will you give me a warning...?
Judge: I'll give you a 2-minute warning. So after you've had 5 minutes, I'll warn you that there's 2 minutes left.
Mr. Hite: *sarcastically* So, what you're saying is 5 plus 2 equals 7?
Our Band: *snickers*

xDDD I may not have quoted it exactly right, but you get it. The judge had kinda over-explained the whole thing to Mr. Hite, and I think Mr. Hite felt like his intelligence was being insulted =P

Man, Mr. Hite is hilarious =DD

Okay, well that's it for this entry. I think I'm going to start describing my teachers one entry at a time, because they're so awesome and worth talking about ^^


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I lied last entry when I said essays were much easier to write.

We took our writing SOL today and I did horribly on it.

I can't even explain how bad it was. I don't know what on earth has happened to me.

The prompt wasn't even hard at all! It was:

"People spend too much time worrying about what other people think." Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Use observations and experiences you've had to back up your response.


It was such an easy prompt! I don't know how I messed it up so horribly!

I don't even want to talk about it. I can't believe it. I mean, I had one chance for this writing SOL, and I blew it. I mean, there's just no way I could have gotten a perfect score on it.

I know what you're thinking-- "Oh, she's only worried that she didn't get a perfect score? Well that's not so bad. She makes it sounds like she's possibly failed it."

But that's just it! In not getting a perfect score, I will have failed it! Not technically, no, but there's just no excuse to not get a perfect score! It was so easy. I mean, everyone has to take SOLs-- it's not like it's a test for just advanced classes. That means they were made easy enough so your average student could pass it without much effort.

Which pretty much means us students in advanced classes should pass-advanced with no problem, and those of us in higher-level classes that also happen to be GOOD at the subject should get perfect scores with little effort.

I'm supposed to be a good writer. Why, then, was it so hard for me?

It was horrible. I really don't even want to talk about it.

I wrote down something I didn't believe in--something I actually disagreed with.

I can't tell you why I did that. I guess I thought it would be a good way to organize my paper.

I dunno, but hours into writing the paper, I realized what I did, and I just sat there horrified. I couldn't believe I wrote such tripe. I still don't know what went through my mind that I would write that there were some pros to conformity.

What kind of Emerson fan am I? Oh the shame!

I swear I'd take it back in a heartbeat if I could. I don't believe ANY good comes from conformity. I guess when I was thinking through material to put in the paper I just didn't think hard enough. I was thinking "Oh yes, it could be good if you take into account the opinions of others, because if nobody cared about what other people thought then they wouldn't bother to like... shower... or use good manners.... etc."

But I must have forgotten all that I learned from Emerson. How could I so easily have forgotten that? It doesn't make any sense to me.

I've never had any problem writing what I thought before. I always had opinions on things, and they were well-reasoned opinions too. I knew what I thought about things and I knew why I thought that way.

Now... I don't even feel like myself. I don't know where my head is most of the time. I pretty much just feel numb at school. I sit there and think. Except I'm not even really thinking, because at least by thinking I would probably accomplish something even if I had nothing to show for it. I just don't even really feel alive. I don't think I'm mentally even there in class, and yet I couldn't tell you where I was or what I spend my time thinking about because I just can't recall it. You'd think that if I'm not paying attention in class then I'm at least doing/thinking something worthwhile, right? I must not be if I can't remember.

I don't feel like doing anything either. I plop down in my chair and sometimes I can't even bring myself to pick up my purse and take my pencil out, or get out some paper. I've had class periods where I just sat there all class period doing nothing. Not listening, not writing anything, not sleeping, not talking to friends, not even really thinking.

Of course, it's the biggest waste of time. I know it's incredibly stupid of me to use my time like that. I know it as I sit there. Sometimes I think, "I should probably do something... anything... Then again, nevermind... I'd rather not... u.u"

And that's just weird. I'm like completely without motivation. I just don't care anymore. Why don't I care? I want to care, but I don't. It's so confusing. I just don't know anything anymore.


By the way, Ministry of Magic has come out with another new song!!!!!!!! (Which is like the most exciting thing that has happened since... the last time I found out they came out with a new song.) It's called "Old Enough to Die" and it's kind of sad, but mostly it's brilliant.

Man that song gives me chills. I don't know what it is about Ministry of Magic, but their music is phenomenal. Snape vs. Snape is so moving, I've almost cried from it, and now this song. Oh my gosh, it's scary. It takes me right back to when I was freaking out, reading that chapter in Deathly Hallows. That chapter was SO intense, and the song just captures the thrill and the fear and the suspense in it.

Monday, March 3, 2008

The least you need to know about my day:

I stayed home from school ^^

I didn't want to. I hate staying home from school, but I figured it was in my best interest to miss school today because I don't know that I could make it through the whole week of school without a mental breakdown. I would have to take one day off to try and catch up, and I couldn't miss any other day this week (Tuesday and Wednesday I have to take the Writing SOLs AND I have after school band practices, and Friday I have Band Festival).

Okay, so NOW I realize that Thursday is open to miss school as well (and Thursdays ARE the best days to miss), but I figure that it's silly to try and catch up once you're already three days into the school week.

Besides, today has been quite productive, or it's seemed that way anyway.

I got a good amount of sleep (like 10 hours instead of the 4 hours that I would have gotten if I had gone to school today) and then I showered and went outside and read my Huck Finn book. I got about 20 pages read, too, before I got a headache and went inside.

I started working more on the story I had to write for English that was due last Thursday, and it was not going very well, even after I had taken some Adderall to help me with my ADD.

Adderall is like the best. It makes you focus so well, it's just incredible. My mind feels so much faster, clearer, and more organized. It makes me wonder if that's what people without ADD feel like all the time.

If so, I feel like I have a serious disadvantage, lolz. I'm like a million times more productive on Adderall, and I just think "Well, no wonder everybody else gets their work done without a problem--they don't have ADD."

But I can't really complain too much. I know there are things people have that are much worse than an inability to concentrate on tasks.

Anyway, I took the Adderall, and it became clear to me that I was going nowhere fast. Adderall helps you concentrate--it doesn't promote creativity, and I had absolutely no idea where my story was going.

It was time to get some outside help.

Yesterday I had asked Russell for help, and even though he writes really good stories, he's just not the best source for Harry Potter-related things. Nothing against Russell, but he's not a Harry Potter fanatic. I am, and it's very hard to talk Harry Potter with anyone whose interest is less than fanatical. =D

I don't know WHY I didn't even think to IM Karen until today. Karen and I don't talk nearly as much as we used to (I blame the end of the HP series).

But it's all okay, because in the end, we're still HP nuts, and I know that if I IM her asking for help writing a Harry-Potter-related story, she's gonna do her darndest to help me out =)

And I'm very, very glad to have her. I don't suppose you can understand the importance of having someone there for you that's equally obsessed with something you're obsessed with, because probably few of you are as into something as I am into Harry Potter, but it wouldn't be cool to go it alone.

Gregory, Christopher, Aleks, Russell, Ben, Danielle, and Ariel have all read the books, so I could talk to them about Harry Potter if I wanted to, but as I said, they just don't understand the obsession. They just see the books as good books. They don't care to discuss the subtle nuances of the plot and characters like I do.

It's not something that can be explained, so I'm not going to attempt to any further, but I would just like to say how grateful I am for Karen. Even though Russell's now the friend I talk to the most, it just goes to show that no one can ever really be replaced.

Okay, so I lied when I said "The least your need to know." Most of the above has very little to do with my day, but I have an awful tendency to go off on tangents. It probably happens because I write what I'm thinking and I can never think on one topic. (I lied again. I can when I'm on Adderall, but you can probably tell it's worn off by now. What a pity... I haven't finished my Spanish yet. Good thing I'm not at all tired.)

Moving on with my day-- I spent the next several hours plotting my story with Karen and it's coming along marvelously! I really do think it will be good! I never feel confident about the stories I write because I get so excited about the idea that I have that I start writing and realize I have no idea where I'm headed. So basically all my ideas are half-baked and I never finish what I started because I just didn't plan for an end. And if it's an assignment and I HAVE to finish it, then I make something up, and then later realize that it doesn't work well at all with the beginning. It's so disheartening that I always feel like perhaps I'm just not cut out for the whole writing business after all.

Essays, on the other hand, are much easier to write because you're pretty much just writing your opinions in an organized manner. I really enjoy writing essays.

I wish I wrote more... I mean besides journals, blogs, and IM chats. I think I'm getting so much practice in the rambling-about-nothing-important way of writing that the writing types that count are probably suffering.

But I'm off topic again.

I spent several hours planning my story (that will be very good) and now I'm going to work more on Spanish, and it is my intention to simply avoid my English teacher tomorrow. If she doesn't see me then she won't know I didn't finish my story ^^ I don't think I'll be very successful, but I also don't think anything will go horribly wrong if I must talk to her either.

I'm getting a headache again.

My family flew kites and went to Carl's today. I was immersed in my work, so I didn't participate, but it could have been worse. I could have gone to school today, and then come home and gone to sleep for the night like I had been planning, and then I wouldn't have seen my family at all!

This blog entry was going to be very short.
I don't suppose it's possible for me ever write as little as I intend to. Oh well ^^

Sunday, March 2, 2008

I hate Sunday nights the most because I know, as I stay up late finally having started my homework, that I have five days of misery and exhaustion ahead of me before I have to start the whole awful process over again.

It all starts with Saturday, you see. If you work hard on Saturday, then chances are you'll either finish your work Saturday and not have to work Sunday, or you'll be able to at least finish your work on Sunday because you had already started it the day before. Then you start your week on the right foot.

If you wait until Sunday to work, things never go right, you stay up late, and you know that because of your choice to procrastinate Saturday, you have 5 days of despair to look forward to.

You'd think that one would learn after years of not working Saturdays that the 5 days of anguish are hardly worth the one day of fun.

I've learned this, and yet, I'm not going to change my ways.

You can tell me, "You're not going to change because you've already made up your mind that you're not going to change."

But that's not entirely true. I've made up my mind before that I would change, and I then didn't, or at least the change didn't stick. So really, I don't think it matters what I decide to do or not do because I can't trust myself to follow through with it anyway.

At this point, I'm just tired of lying to myself.

I'm not going to tell myself, "This week I'll make things better. I'll get on top of my school work, I'll do my homework, I'll get a good amount of sleep, I'll keep up with my responsibilities," because I'm NOT going to, and I'd rather stop disappointing myself.

If I expect no better than failure from myself, I'll never be let down, will I?

Suggest what you will, but it's not going to make a difference.

I have homework to get back to, but I just thought I'd post this so I'd have something to edit for tomorrow (so I can stick a list in for March).

Happy Birthday Ron!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Today is Ron Weasley's Birthday!

Even though I'm sure you don't care, I think he deserves some recognition, since he's one of "The Golden Trio" in the Harry Potter books =)

I personally don't like him too much (well, for a Harry Potter character anyway. I love all the characters [except Umbridge and Peter], but Ron's a prat.)

Also, since it's March first, that means it's time to start the NaBloPoMo theme that I got from Theresa: Lists! (I loove lists)

In honor of Ron's birthday, I think I'll post my top 10 favorite fanart pictures of Ron, along with a quote by him/excerpt of dialogue with him

(Note: Pictures and Quotes do not correlate)


[Harry and Ron talking about how their Divination exams went]
"Well, we were always going to fail that one," said Ron gloomily as they ascended the marble staircase. He had just made Harry feel rather better by telling him how he told the examiner in detail about the ugly man with a wart on his nose in the crystal ball, only to look up and realize he had been describing the examiner's reflection.

As they climbed the staircase, the photos of various Healers called out to them, diagnosing odd complaints and suggesting horrible remedies. Ron was seriously affronted when a medieval wizard called out that he clearly had a bad case of spattergroit.
"And what's that supposed to be?" he asked angrily, as the Healer pursued him through six more portraits, shoving the occupants out of the way.
"'Tis a most grievous affliction of the skin, young master, that will leave you pockmarked and more gruesome even than you are now --"
"Watch who you're calling gruesome!" said Ron, his ears turning red.

"The only remedy is to take the liver of a toad, bind it tight about your throat, stand naked by the full moon in a barrel of eels' eyes --"
"I have not got spattergoit!"
"But the unsightly blemishes on your visage, young master --"
"They're freckles!" said Ron furiously.


[Making up stuff for Divination Homework]
Hermione: Not going to have a very good month, are you?
: Ah well, at least I'm forewarned.
: You seem to be drowning twice.
: Oh am I? I'd better change one of them to getting trampled by a rampaging hippogriff.



Harry seized one of the POTTER REALLY STINKS badges off the table and chucked it, as hard as he could, across the room. It hit Ron on the forehead and bounced off.
"There you go," Harry said. "Something for you to wear on Tuesday. You might even have a scar now, if you're lucky.... That's what you want, isn't it?" (GF19)


[In a letter from Ron to Harry in the beginning of Goblet of Fire]
"We're coming for you wheth
er the Muggles like it or not, you can't miss the World Cup, only Mum and Dad reckon it's better if we pretend to ask their permission first. If they say yes, send Pig back with your answer pronto, and we'll come and get you at five o'clock on Sunday. If they say no, send Pig back pronto and we'll come and get you at five o'clock on Sunday anyway."



Hermione Granger: You come back after weeks - weeks - and you think it's all going to be all right if you just say sorry?"
Ron Weasley: Well, What else can I say?
Hermione Granger:
Oh, I don't know! Rack your brains, Ron, that should only take a couple of seconds-"


[Harry and Ron interpreting each other's dreams]
"Well, I had one that I was playing Quidditch the other night," said Ron, screwing up his face in an effort to remember. "What do you think that means?"
"Probably that you're going to be eaten by a giant marshmallow or
something," said Harry, turning the pages of The Dream Oracle without interest. (OP)



Ron: [Waking up from a bad dream; sleepily] Sp-sp-sp-spiders! I don't wanna, I don't wanna- They want me to tap dance! I don't wanna tap dance!
Harry: [amused] You tell those spiders, Ron.
[nodding] Yeah, I'll tell 'em, I'll tell 'em, tell 'em. [Instantly falls asleep again]



"What's up with you, Hermione?"
She was gazing out the window, but not as though she really saw it. Her eyes were unfocused and there was a frown on her face.
"Just thinking..." she said, still frowning.
"About Siri -- Snuffles?" said Harry.
"No...not exactly..." said Hermione slowly. "More...wondering...I suppose we're doing the right thing...I think....aren't we?"
Harry and Ron looked at each other.
"Well, that clears that up," said Ron. "It would have been really annoying if you hadn't explained yourself properly."


Ron Weasl
ey: Right, you've got a crooked sort of cross.… That means you're going to have 'trials and suffering'—sorry about that—but there's a thing that could be the sun … hang on … that means 'great happiness' … so you're going to suffer but be very happy about it...…

Harry Potter: You need your inner eye tested.

And Finally, #1 picture, and one of my favourite excerpts from Half-Blood Prince:

"But Potter seems to have a lot to say on the subject," said Snape, pointing suddenly at the back of the room, his black eyes fixed on Harry. "Let us ask Potter how we would tell the difference between an Inferius and a ghost."

The whole class looked around at Harry, who hastily tried to recall what Dumbledore had told him the night that they had gone to visit Slughorn. "Er — well — ghosts are transparent —" he said.

"Oh, very good," interrupted Snape, his lip curling. "Yes, it in easy to see that nearly six years of magical education have not been wasted on you, Potter. 'Ghosts are transparent."'

Pansy Parkinson let out a high-pitched giggle. Several other people were smirking. Harry took a deep breath and continued calmly, though his insides were boiling, "Yeah, ghosts are transparent, but Inferi are dead bodies, aren't they? So they'd be solid —"

"A five-year-old could have told us as much," sneered Snape. "The Inferius is a corpse that has been reanimated by a Dark wizard's spells. It is not alive, it is merely used like a puppet to do the wizard's bidding. A ghost, as I trust that you are all aware by now, is the imprint of a departed soul left upon the earth, and of course, as Potter so wisely tells us, is transparent. "

"Well, what Harry said is the most useful if we're trying to tell them apart!" said Ron. "When we come face-to-face with one down a dark alley, we're going to be having a look to see if its solid, aren't we, we're not going to be asking, 'Excuse me, are you the imprint of a departed soul?'" There was a ripple of laughter, instantly quelled by the look Snape gave the class.


And there's my tribute to Ron =) And two more things before I wrap this entry up:

1. All the movies on yesterday's Meme have been guessed, hooray! They've been updated with the answers and everything, so go take a look if you wanna know where the quotes came from =)

Number correct and the movies each person got right:

Russell - || (Dead Poets Society, The Day After Tomorrow)

Christopher - || (Enchanted, The Series of Unfortunate Events)

Charli - || (Finding Nemo, Step Up)

Mom - |||||| (The Mask of Zorro, Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice in Wonderland, Take the Lead, Stranger Than Fiction, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)

Dad - ||| (Back to the Future, The Patriot, Phantom of the Opera)

Theresa - || (Moulin Rou
ge, Elf)
Gwen - ||| (Tarzan, Peter Pan, Pirates 3)

Mom's the winner! (Not that it was a contest) You win a hug goodnight from me, and some pretty avatars =)

But anyway, I may do another movie quote meme sometime next week if you guys aren't sick of them by then (I still have many more movies and quotes I enjoy). In the meantime, you're free to try and guess the characters that said the things in the quotes if you want to.
Whether you do or don't, next
Saturday I'll probably go back and fill in the names of the characters that said each thing.
I have another meme that will probably be pretty fun to do, but I'm gonna wait a few days to post it, because I think we're probably all Meme-d out for now, am I right?

2. My favourite band, Ministry of Magic released a new song!!!

"However Far Away"

It's not their beeest song, but hey, new music by them is always AWESOME.

I recommend listening to "Snape vs. Snape" and "The Hero." Those are my favourite ones that they have available to listen to.

Other favourites are "Goodbye Privet Drive" (Oh my gosh, I can't WAIT for the new CD to come out!), Orchideous Symphony (so cute, I miss it), Escape from Azkaban, and Pensieve Diggory (These ones are older songs. They're from the same album as Snape vs. Snape and The Hero, but I love them).

I recommend "Apologize" if you like "Apologize" by Timbaland and One Republic ^^ Ministry of Magic has a parody =) I like the parody better, of course.

Oh, by the way, the girls singing in "Snape vs. Snape" are from The Parselmouths
and I think the girl singing in "However Far Away" is from The Moaning Myrtles.

I have to go to bed now--I have church tomorrow.

And DRAT, it's after midnight now! That's absolutely awful. That means this post is pointless because it's not Ron's birthday anymore and I didn't get a list posted in time for March 1st!

Drat, drat, drat.
Well, you guys can count this for yesterday, right? =)

Update on school life and a Movie Quote Meme

Friday, February 29, 2008

Sooo, I talked to my teachers today. Well, some of them. Mrs. Tobin, my English teacher, said she'll still accept the flash fiction assignment from me. She didn't even seem angry or disappointed with me. Gosh, I love Mrs. Tobin. She's is seriously like the coolest teacher I've ever had--even cooler than Mrs. Jackson (who is expecting a girl and is due sometime in March, by the way!)

History-- My teacher, Mr. Gorfida, wasn't there today, but I assume he'll still let me turn in my notebook (he's let me turn my notebook in late before), and that's my biggest concern with that class.

Spanish-- I talked to my teacher, Mrs. Lorenzo, and there are 4 assignments she's still going to let me turn in. Those assignments are:
1. A Spanish current event from the Entertainment section of
2. A Spanish current event from the Politics section of
3. Writing 3 paragraphs in spanish as a response to a story we read in our textbook.
4. Some assignment having to do with making a movie... Actually, this one was so long ago I can't even remember exactly what it was (Don't worry mom, I have a sheet of paper with the information on it, I just don't feel like looking it up right now u.u)
And on top of all that, our assignment for the weekend is to write 2 pages in our spanish journals about what we did this weekend. I hate writing those. In fact, I've skipped the last two or three assignments involving our journals. It's just so tedious! I don't know enough spanish to write with good style, and while I KNOW I have better writing style in Spanish than my peers do, I still feel like the writing is so robotic. It's like "I woke up this morning at 10 am and ate breakfast. Then I showered and got dressed." etc. etc. Except in Spanish.
Besides, being the perfectionist that I am, it takes me hours to do those stupid journals. But anyway, besides that, I also have a current event due Tuesday for a Sports article in spanish.
My teacher just laughed and was like, "It doesn't seem like we do much in here, but you know, if you don't do the assignments then they really just pile up, don't they?"
And I was just thinking, "You have no idea..." u.u Cuz she DOESN'T. I don't think she has a clue that I have about just as much work in History, English, and Chemistry each.

I don't think that even if I worked all weekend that I could accomplish it all...

But on to Chemistry-- I have done nothing in there this week. I am COMPLETELY clueless. Science is NOT my thing at all. In fact, it is SO not my thing, that I'm the most clueless person in my class. I'm not even exaggerating. Everyone in my class (a CP-level class, no less) understands chemistry better than I do. And I just look at these kids, and they're so average. I know that most of them are not 'smart kids'. In fact, there are really only like 5 kids in there I would say are anything remarkable. Allow me to describe them:

Kaitlyn Wiltshire - Band nerd, flute player, bad social skills. She's bad at English, and yet she somehow has a good reputation in there. She's pretty much a suck-up and she caves in to peer pressure easily. Probably comes from insecurity and lack of friends. I consider her a friend-of-sorts. She's nice, and even though she's pretty lame, bizarre, and boring to talk to, I can talk to her about band, Mrs. Battista, English, and History, so that's something.
Ariel Davati - This girl is pretty smart. I'm definitely having my doubts about my own smarts presently, but if I were to compare Ariel and Kaitlyn to myself normally, I would say they're about right on my level of intelligence, but in different subjects. They both kick butt in math and science, and I don't. Sure, I may be about at the top of my Algebra II class, but it IS considered to be a pretty average-level math class for a junior, so it's not much to brag about. And, as I've already said, my science skills are positively atrocious. Ariel, on the other hand, is great at those, AND she's decent at both English and Spanish. Sure, I'm beat her in those two areas, but she's pretty well-rounded, where I have science crippling me.
More about her besides academics: She plays saxophone in band, and she's pretty mean and obnoxious, but actually really funny. I've always had kind of had mixed feelings about her. I like her on the one hand and consider her a friend, but at the same time, she's just a really tough, mean person, and I'm really sensitive and I can't always tell when not to take her insulting remarks personally. Mostly, however, I've come to accept that she is who she is though, and, oddly enough,I like her, and I think she likes me and considers me a friend as well.
Hayden Johnson -- This boy is sickeningly perfect. He's tall, cute, and has pretty blue eyes. He's got like perfect grades (he has a 4.7 GPA!), but he still somehow finds time to be on the Basketball team. A guy this good has got to at least have a sucky personality (i.e. he's probably an arrogant toerag), right? Noo, not Hayden Johnson. He's painfully shy, modest, and sweet. I know a girl that went out with him for about a week. She's Mormon, actually, and she had to break it off because he was just TOO perfect. Poor Hayden. There really is no such thing as flawless, because being flawless becomes your flaw xD
Marcus Cono - Another quiet kid. He's in my math class too, and he does all his work in his head, pretty much, and gets points taken off because of it. It's really funny, actually, because I get better grades than him all the time even though HE has a more mathematical brain. I can tell it pisses him off, and I feel bad for him, but I'm still more amused than anything else at the irony.
Conner Adams - He's pretty smart, and athletic, but I still don't really like him much. At least he got his hair cut last year...

Anyway, moving on. I doubt you really cared to know about them, but I may make reference to them later on, so this way you'll have a little more information. And I probably won't talk about any of them much except for Ariel and Kaitlyn, because they're the only ones in the group I'm actually friends with (and even Kaitlyn's only a sort-of friend). Some other time I'll describe Angela Bryant for you. She's another friend of mine (though she doesn't fit into the smart-people category, much as she would like to...), and she, Ariel, and I share 4 of the same classes so we kinda group ourselves together when we can.

OKAY enough about that!

I need to hurry and post this Meme (I dunno why they're called that, but Memes are things that kind of circulate through blogs. They're pretty fun, and good for filler posts)

So look, here are the rules:

1. Pick 20 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search or other search functions.

(And actually, the original rules said to pick only 15 movies, but I wanted to do 20 =P So I'm sorry but this will probably get quite lengthy. However, if you choose to continue this meme, you can do whatever number of movies you want ^^)
Also, no cheating-- don't go looking for my favourite movies.
And I think I should probably make another rule for immediate family members (since they have a better idea about what my favourite movies are)-- I'll start with each person in our family only being allowed to get one movie right per hour. That means if you're one of my parents or siblings then you're only allowed to guess until you get one right and then you have to wait an hour before guessing again. Hopefully this will give you California folks a chance to participate as well (not that you have to though... =P)

(Oh, and the movies are in no particular order, by the way)

So, without further ado, allow me to present Movie #1!

Quote from Movie #1: (Dead Poets Society - Russell)
Character 1: Boys, you must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all. Thoreau said, "Most men lead lives of quiet desperation." Don't be resigned to that. Break out!

Quote from Movie #2: (Enchanted - Christopher)
Character 1
: Now if only I can find a place to rest my head for the night.
Character 2: What kind of place?
Character 1:
I don't know. Maybe a nearby meadow or a hollow tree.
Character 2: A hollow tree?
Character 1: Or a house full of dwarves. I hear they're very hospitable.

Quote from Movie #3: (Finding Nemo - Charli)
Character 1:
I suffer from short term memory loss. It runs in my family... At least I think it does... Where are they?

Quote from Movie #4: (The Mask of Zorro - Mom)
Character 1:
I would have killed him.
Character 2:
No, not today. He is trained to kill. You seem trained to drink. Oh, yes, my friend, you would have fought very bravely, and died very quickly. Who then would avenge your brother?

Quote from Movie #5: (Nightmare Before Christmas - Mom)
Character 1: That's twice this month you've slipped deadly nightshade into my tea and run off.
Character 2:
Three times!
Character 1:
You're mine, you know! I made you, with my own two hands...
Character 2:
You can make other creations! I'm restless, I can't help it!
Character 1:
It's a phase, my dear, it'll pass. We just need to be patient, that's all.
Character 2:
But I don't want to be patient!

Quote from Movie #6: (The Patriot - Dad)
Character 1:
He cannot be held as a spy.
Character 2: We're not going to hold him. We're going to hang him.

Quote from Movie #7: (Series of Unfortunate Events - Christopher)
Character 1:
You know, there's a big world out there filled with desperate orphans who would gladly swim across an ocean of thumbtacks just to be eclipsed by the long shadow that is cast by my accomplishments. But I don't care about them. I chose to open my heart to you two lovely children and your hideous primate.

Quote from Movie #8: (Moulin Rouge - Theresa)
Character 1: The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

Quote from Movie #9: (Alice in Wonderland - Mom)
Character 1: I simply must get through!
Character 2:
Sorry, you're much too big. Simply impassible.
Character 1:
You mean impossible?
Character 2:
No, impassible. Nothing's impossible.

Quote from Movie #10: (Back to the Future - Dad)
Character 1:
Whoa, this is heavy.
Character 2:
There's that word again; "heavy". Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the earth's gravitational pull?

Quote from Movie #11: (The Day After Tomorrow - Russell)
Character 1: I'm not angry. I'm disappointed.
Character 2: Do you wanna hear my side of it?
Character 1: Sam, how can there be two sides?
Character 2: Hey, look, I got every question right on the final and the only reason Mr. Spengler failed me was because I didn't write out the solutions.
Character 1: Why not?
Character 2: I do them in my head.
Character 1: Did you tell him that?
Character 2: I did. He said he didn't believe me. He said that if he couldn't do them in my head then I must be cheating.
Character 1: Well, that's ridiculous! How can he fail you for being smarter than he is?
Character 2: That's what I said.
Character 1: [smirks] You did? How'd he take it?
Character 2: He flunked me, remember?

Quote from Movie #12: (Tarzan - Gwen)
Character 1: Mom! Are you sure this water's sanitary? It looks questionable to me!

Quote from Movie #13: (Step Up - Charli)
Character 1:
What? I'm not late.
Character 2:
You're not dressed either... You can change at the back.
Character 1:
I can change here...
Character 2: I told you to bring tights.
Character 1:
Do I look like I own tights?

Quote from Movie #14: (Phantom of the Opera - Dad)
Character 1:
Raoul, I've seen him! Can I ever forget that sight? Can I ever escape from that face? So distorted, deformed, it was hardly a face in that darkness... darkness... But his voice filled my spirit with a strange, sweet sound. In that night there was music in my mind... And through music my soul began to soar! And I heard as I'd never heard before.

Quote from Movie #15: (Elf - Theresa)
Character 1: Why are you smiling like that?
Character 2: I just like to smile, smiling's my favorite.

Quote from Movie #16: (Take the Lead - Mom)
Character 1:
I want to teach your kids to dance.
Character 2:
If theres' one thing they can do, it's dance.
Character 1:
Ballroom dance? Waltz, the foxtrot?
Character 2:
Ok, where's the camera? Because if you're saying that you want to teach my kids the foxtrot I have to be on TV.

Quote from Movie #17: (Peter Pan (2003) - Gwen)
Character 1:
My unfulfilled ambition is to write a great novel in three parts about my adventures.
Character 2:
What adventures?
Character 1:
I've yet to have them, but they will be perfectly thrilling.

Quotes from Movie #18: (Pirates of the Caribbean - At World's End - Gwen)
Character 1: Up is down. That's just maddeningly unhelpful. Why are these things never clear?

Quotes from Movie #19: (Stranger Than Fiction - Mom)
Character 1:
So, are you a frequenter of the Metropolitan Transit Authority too?
Character 2:
No, I'm just late.
Character 1:
Big flag burning to get to?
Character 2:
Actually, it's my weekly evil-conspiracy and needlepoint group. You wanna come?
Character 1:
I left my thimbles and socialist reading material at home.

Quotes from Movie #20: (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Mom)
Character 1:
You're all quite short, aren't you?
Character 2:
Well yeah, we're children.
Character 1:
Well that's no excuse. I was never as short as you.
Character 3:
You were once.
Character 1:
Was not. Know why? Because I distinctly remember putting a hat on top of my head. Look at your short little arms. You could never reach.

K, that's all of 'em guys! Bonus points if you can name the characters too!