Friday, August 5, 2011

Potter Geek Reprise

Can I just stop for a moment and say...
SQUEEEEEEEEEE!

Okay. Thank you for letting me get this out of my system For some reason there is nothing that engages that inner excitement in me quite like the Potterverse can. But being an adult, I am very good and being in denial and pretending it is neither here nor there until the FREAKING TIME COMES.

In this case? Pottermore...

I tried... (okay, so Sunday I forgot to try—there is no accounting for some people's attention span *shifty*) Monday. Tuesday. Wednesday...

Too late.
EVERY. FREAKING. DAY.

But on Wednesday I LEARNED something... there is a blog called Pottermore Insider. (it's official—shhhhhh) that gives away the TIMES... well... by 3 hour windows, anyway... so TODAY... it is 8:30-11 Eastern time... sorry I don't have the GMT—I translated to what was relevant to me and promptly forgot the other...

But the NEXT one is so early British time that it is actually Friday night in the US... so for my fellow United Statesians, two chances today!!! (go to the Pottermore insider for specifics)


As for me....


I AM IN ALREADY!!!

Have I told you my favorite number is 5? Always has been (that and 23, which numerologically adds to 5) Both prime numbers, but pleasant, rather than awkward (like... you know... 37). What? My friend Leanne sees music in colors. I can't give personality to numbers?

Anyway... the 5th is ALSO my favorite Harry Potter book... followed by the 3rd and 3 is my second favorite number (because though 5 is first, 23 gets in on the 5 sub-clause)... okay... there is something shifty here... but I digress [and there was much rejoicing]


Anyway, on the 5th day of this contest I get in... which seems fitting and now you know why.

That might have been the long way to say that.


So anyone on Pottermore... I am StormThestral39... we had a choice of names... and the Newt one was tempting, but Leanne got there first and they turned HER into a Newt... and I thought StormThestral, firehorse (I AM a firehorse, by the way... and I am a WATER sign... doesn't this just combine all that nicely?)

Okay, so I'm rambling... anyway... I am excited to see what they have in store, happy with my name... and OFF WORK TODAY!!!

You heard me... that 3 day weekend thing I once intended to do all summer is finally started... so I will be around some but I have ALSO finished first pass on this editing round, so I am trying to enter changes... plus I have two guests next week I need to write interviews for... So in and out.

I wish you all a great day and great weekend, and If you ARE in, congratulations! And if NOT and you want to be, GOOD LUCK!

Ha!  Added In, as questions made me realized I skipped this:  What IS Pottermore?  A Harry Potter Website that is interactive--looks like a fair few games... hoping there is maybe also a little input on World building for that  Hogwarts, a History that has been hinted at. The HP books will be available online too... the EXCITEMENT is she is letting a million people in EARLY for beta testing and input before it goes public.

19 comments:

Ted Cross said...

What is Pottermore? A website? Is she writing a new series?

Old Kitty said...

Hoorah for Pottermore!! Enjoy it - it was made for you!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously!! Tis most NAKED!! Take care
x

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Sounds like fun! And I love the marketing behind it, too--wish I could create that kind of excitement!

Jan Morrison said...

I have absolutely NO idea what you're talking about. It might as well be in Elven.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you got in!
And Jan's comment cracked me up.

ViolaNut said...

Hey, leave my lame 37 out of it (I would have preferred 36, since it's square and all, but oh well). And Jan, my last boyfriend did actually speak Elvish... erm, and Welsh, which is just about as weird... which makes me - no, wait, not going there. :-P

Ciara said...

I'm so going to try to get in. :)

Cherie Reich said...

Yay! I got in on Wednesday. I'm RainCrimson210. Then I got my sister in yesterday when I saw your Facebook post about it. :) Now if they'd just open up, so we beta testers can start playing...

Jamie said...

Hey, I got in Pottermore on day 5 too!! I'll be FlameSparks38! Not completely thrilled with my name, but it was the best one of the offered names. :)

Hart Johnson said...

HA! Ted and Jan made me realize I skipped the WHAT part, so i just added it at the bottom of the post...

Jan-*snort* I have a friend who could translate, if it were Elvish.

Elizabeth-it IS great marketing, isn't it?

Alex, thank you!

Leanne-I KNEW you liked squares, so no offense on the 37 *snicker* (my 39 is okay by me because it's a multiple of 3 and 13--both numbers I'm fairly fond of)

Ciara-good luck!

Cherie-excellent! Congrats! and I like the name!

Jamie-congrats to you, too! I think that ones pretty good--but yeah, limited to 6 is a little rough... I mean I've had my Potterverse Gnargles&Snorkaks name for years, and would LOVE to have used that...

Michael Offutt said...

Wow. How exciting Hart. Congratulations on lucky number 5. I think you should go put some money down at Wendover on it. I'd totally go with you.

Talli Roland said...

My favourite number is 24! Yay for 24! :)

On Pottermore... I've got nuthin', I'm afraid.

Connie J Jasperson said...

As usual I am cracking up here! I love Pottermore too, but perhaps not quite as enthusiastically as you!I think the whole concept of the Potterverse is pretty cool.

SP Sipal said...

Congrats on getting in, Hart. I'm PhoenixEye64!

I'm wondering if it may possibly be open tonight for play, if that's why they scheduled the last clue so early in the morning British time, which is evening here. :-)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I've heard of Pottermore, but after that I'm lost!

Amish Stories said...

Greetings from the Amish community of Lebanon,Pa. Richard from Amish Stories.

Cheeseboy said...

Sounds like a cool site. Wish they had one for Lord of the Rings.

Arlee Bird said...

I swear, you must see Harry Potter in everything you look at or think about. You are such a fan. Congratulations on getting in and hope you have fun.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Powdered Toast Man said...

I want to understand but I am one of the few that knows nothing about Harry Potter so I can't really leave a good comment.

Do you find yourself searching for the number 23 in your life?