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If you found a magical stone that could keep one person young forever, would you keep it or give it to someone else? If the latter, to whom would you give it?

To be honest, I think I'd drop it down a well or something. Imagine always being young while all around you the people you love, your friends, your family, your children, age and die. It sends shivers down my spine.

And how could I wish that horrible fate on anyone else? No, I'd lose it as quickly as possible.

Actually, I've had a thought. I'd give it to one of those poor children who have progeria so they could stay young while they're supposed to be young, with the proviso that they handed it onto another sufferer when they were about 50.
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My nine year old likes to watch iCarly on the telly, and the overt anti-Britishness aside, it's one of the better, funnier, less irritating kids programmes that he watches. Today he was watching an episode where the protagonists (Carly, Sam and Freddy) go to 'Webcon' to do a panel for their fans. Freddy 'likes' Carly but Carly only likes Freddy so they are friends only, but inevitably the fans think/hope that they are 'together'.

It made me laugh so much because when asked they say of course not, they're just friends, but then the fans all start producing quotes and screenshots and videos that prove without doubt that really they do love each other. Even when told very firmly 'no' by the actual individuals, the fans won't accept it. It reminded me hugely of all the Harry/Hermione vs Harry/Ginny shippers in the early years of HP and also, of course, H/D shippers like me, who scour canon for evidence of slashy goodness, and the Zebraswan shippers in figure skating, who obsess over videos of hand holding and throw jumps (that's me too).

When your real life starts being reflected in tween tv programmes, what does that say? Maybe I should get out more.
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Well, I'm not dead, although I did nearly drown in self-pity at one point! Anyway [ profile] leo_draconis is hosting a H/D Shared Bed fest and astonishingly it inspired me to write this ficlet, although I've a feeling it isn't at all what she was expecting/hoping for. But, for what it's worth here it is:

Warnings: none
Rating: G

Disclaimer: This story is based on characters and situations created and owned by JK Rowling, various publishers including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books and Raincoat Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.

Draco lay still... )
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Unfortunately it's always been 'Fat Bottomed Girls'!
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We took the decs down today (no other chance really between now and Twelfth Night) so it feels as though Christmas is really over for another year. It was unusually placid and incident free this year, everyone got on with each other.

Had a nice weekend at my Mum and Dads'. Saw both my brothers and my sister-in-law and nephew and new niece and also one of my oldest friends who now lives in Paris but was home for Christmas.

Logically I don't believe in astrology, but I like to read my horoscope, especially the twelve month ones you get in the papers at this time of year. Apparently Jupiter and Uranus enter Pisces (I'm a Pisces) tomorrow, and it will be momentous. Can't wait!

Happy New Year all, whatever 2011 holds I hope it's a good one for all of us. Wishing you much love and happiness.

Lucky me!

Dec. 25th, 2010 09:27 am
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I wanted to make my first post using my new iPod touch. I was a bit skeptical when P first asked if I'd like one for Christmas, but I love it! Internet access in my handbag! Or pocket. And he up/down loaded BGJW to it for me so now I have Johnny Weir wherever I go! Which I realise is some people' s personal idea of hell on earth, but each to their own.

D has been out on his new bike already and my fears that he would be disappointed with his presents were completely unfounded - he practically burst with excitement.

The goose is going in the oven in 10 minutes and the family will arrive in about 4 hours. Now that I can sit in a corner catching up on all the Christmas fics I haven't had time to read, I hope I won't feel the need to escape into the garden, like I usually do. Especially as it is -6 centigrade and lots of snow on the ground. I suppose I could always build an igloo!

Anyway, tl;dr I know, so I hope you have a very Happy, relaxing, enjoyable Christmas Day.
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Whatever you're doing tomorrow, wherever you are, whoever you're with (or if you're by yourself), if you're celbrating or not, I hope you have an enjoyable day and wish you good luck, good health and happiness in 2011 and always.
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It's a wonderful life!
What's your favorite holiday TV special or movie, and why?

It's a wonderful life! I'm such a sap for a bit of schmaltz and this fabulous film never fails to make me sob at the end - and I love it! Usually my husband finds my emoting irritating in the extreme but I'm allowed to wallow in IaWL. In fact yesterday there was a trailer for it on the telly and even that made me sniffle and I said "Well, you'd have to have a heart of stone not to cry at 'It's a Wonderful Life'!" and P said "Yes, or be a git."
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It really is amazing what you can buy these days!
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Got up at oh-my-god o'clock, as usual.
Drove to work.
Drove home, picked up D from school.
Made a cup of tea.

What am I, 90?
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So much lovely Christmas fic, but so little time to read it! Same dilemma every year, how to deal with a surfeit of riches? I made a small inroad this afternoon, but there's still a lot I haven't had a chance to get to. I've also got a tiny inkling of maybe an idea for a fic for the [ profile] dracoharry100 31 prompts challenge, but it needs more thinking about.

Put up the Christmas tree this morning and P put the outside lights up and it's all beginning to feel a bit festive. I still can't quite believe that it's only three weeks 'till Christmas, I've hardly done any shopping, though I did quite a lot of Argos 'reserve and collect' this morning and ordered some other stuff on-line last Friday. I really need to make a list of all the food I need to get because I can't seem to get my head round it. I bought a big tin of Roses but then we opened them last night and have eaten half already! I just can't ignore chocolate if I know it's in the house.
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So this morning I went to see the Deathly Hallows part 1 film. I actually enjoyed it a lot, and it's made me want to reread the book, and not just to remind myself what was different.Spoilers under the cut )
I wasn't even all that fussed about seeing this film once, not like I was with OoTP and HBP were I could hardly wait, but now that I have, actually I would quite like to see it again, and I'm excited about the next part.
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I had to turn Alan Titchmarsh off because I couldn't stand it any more and it's only been one day!

Years ago I was a sucker for all this stuff, but I'm a bit 'Oh no, here we go again!' about this. I wish them well, of course, and hope they will be very happy.

I literaly felt a shiver down my spine when I heard it was Diana's engagement ring. I know it's ridiculous to be superstitous, but I am, and let's face it that ring has a lot of bad luck associated with it.

Oh, and I bet David Cameron is delighted - just what he needs to distract the nation from all the spending cuts.
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So yesterday I marvelled at this gorgeous photo that [ profile] earth_magic posted, and then this morning, having scraped at least an inch of frost off of my car, I was astonished to see these:


They are in the carpark of the local Methodist chapel, I don't know if that is significant or not...
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Is it just me, or does Rupert Grint in these videos look, and even more, sound exactly like Ross Kemp? Very weird!
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Are there any scents that invoke childhood memories?
Submitted By warpaintwoman

Patchouli oil. When I was 14 all the girls in my year where madly in love with a lad two years above who wore patchouli oil. Even now, 29 years later, the smell of patchouli still instantly reminds me of him and how godlike he seemed at the time.
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Good eats
What are your three most and least favorite foods? Submitted By roguetheelf

Most favourite - milk chocolate, lemon soul, chips (but they have to be just right, bad chips are bad)

Least favourite - mushrooms! I can't bear the smell, the taste, anything. And don't tell me there are loads of different ones, I hate them all.

I'm struggling to think of anything else because I really love food.

Anything that's been overcooked (veg, pasta, roast beef etc) and actually, slightly oddly, chocolate cake!
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Glorious day of Indian summer today. Cloudless blue sky and lots of sunshine - it really does make my heart sing. I don't suffer from SAD, it would be denigrating the suffering of those who do to pretend I did, but there's no denying that the weather has a huge effect on my mood. Today I'm a happy bunny, and grateful for it. While I've got some to spare, I'm sending positive thoughts to all of you. Actually, I'm beginning to sound like I'm drunk, I almost said that I love you all, which is what I tend to do when I've had too much, and I'm completely sober now, so I think I'd better stop there.
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