sivaroobini: (Marauders)

I didn't have the time or energy to post this on the day itself, but March 27th was James Potter's birthday! Happy belated birthday, Prongs!



Also, I got a lovely Time-Turner necklace for $10 at the Perth Medieval Fayre last Saturday. :D




sivaroobini: (Hobbit-approved!)

It is September 22nd, aka the shared birthday of two very special hobbits: Bilbo Baggins and Frodo Baggins! :D





















"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."


Dec. 1st, 2011 07:20 pm
sivaroobini: (tea and books)

A very happy birthday to my dear friend and RP partner Sam, aka [livejournal.com profile] kleine_teekanne! :D

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You're an amazing friend and a creative and talented writer and RPer. ♥ Hope this day and the year ahead bring you joy!

Love,
Roobi, Gabriel, Belial, Bast and Crowley. ;)
sivaroobini: (that damn enormous fiery eye again)

Hey, maybe this explains my fascination with the full moon. XD



You were born during a Full moon







- what it says about you -


You've spent your life in the middle of things, whether it's between people who oppose each other, ideas that oppose each other, or places that are very different. You're very aware of perspectives outside the norm and good at anticipating how different people will see a situation. You value second opinions, because they give you a feeling of balance. You don't have a single group of friends and the people you spend time with may not have a lot in common with each other.

What phase was the moon at on your birthday? Find out at Spacefem.com

And that is kind of true. :D

sivaroobini: (Lorien o Arda)
It's September 22nd!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BILBO AND FRODO BAGGINS, HOBBITS OF THE SHIRE!

May your hair stay curly and your ale never run out!





*kicks back and relaxes under the Party Tree with lots of food - including grilled button mushrooms, yum - and ale*

sivaroobini: (Gryffindor)

It's September 19th! Aka the birthday of Hermione Jean Granger, inspiration for bookworms everywhere and the brightest witch of her age. <3

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HERMIONE!

 


I cannot even begin to express how much I love Hermione Granger. She is such an important character to me. When others made fun of me for always having my nose in a book and for actually enjoying some lessons and often wanting to answer the teachers' questions (though I would like to point out that I'm not nearly as obsessed as she is - I would be happy if exams were cancelled! - and did learn to calm down and let others answer questions too), she was an inspiration. She's such a strong, caring, intelligent, beautiful and brave character and a loyal friend; Harry wouldn't have gotten far without her. She doesn't sit around waiting to be rescued like some damsel in distress; in fact, she gets the others out of scrapes. I don't think she's ever worried too much about things like makeup or fashion throughout the books the way Lavender and Parvati do, though she does have her front teeth shrunk to a normal size when they're hexed to look like a beaver's, she's well-groomed and she turns up looking gorgeous at the Yule Ball. She's sensible. And do I even need to talk about how awesome it was when she punched Malfoy? 8D Or when she set the birds on Ron?

(Also, one of my pet peeves in HP fanfiction is when Hermione returns from the summer holidays with a makeover, i.e. her hair is miraculously now sleek and curly instead of bushy, and she wears light skilfully applied makeup and sexy fashionable clothes, and attracts Draco Malfoy or goes back in time to attract young Sirius Black or whoever. I HATE it. As far as I'm concerned she needs none of that to be attractive. An international Quidditch star found her attractive just the way she was. And it strikes me as OOC.)

Yet she's human; JK Rowling herself has said, "Underneath Hermione's snottiness there is a lot of insecurity and a great fear of failure." We remember her boggart in Prisoner of Azkaban; still, she isn't crippled by her insecurities but works to ensure her fears don't come true. And she sacrifices so much for the war - reading it in the book was bad enough, but watching her Obliviate her parents in the Deathly Hallows movie made me tear up, and oh gods, the torture scene at Malfoy Manor - and there's no way Harry would have won without her. And in the end she has an excellent job, is married to the man she loves, and has two children. <3

My brother thinks he's making fun of me when he compares me to her, pointing out my love for books and my frizzy hair and protruding front teeth (at one point he said Emma Watson was 'too hot for the character' and said even I would be a better choice), but I just grin when he does because I choose to take it as a compliment. To me, she's a wonderful role model for girls, if a bit uptight about rules and studying; I'm nowhere near as uptight about rules or concerned about study schedules or whatever, and tend to put more effort into subjects I like and neglect those I dislike. >_> I have been called a walking encyclopedia or dictionary by friends, though. XD

Hermione taught me about the value of intelligence, loyalty, bravery, determination, strength, erudition, compassion, wit, being yourself, logic, calm in the face of danger, love and so much more. I admire her so much.

Happy Birthday to one of the greatest witches the wizarding world has ever known! Hermione Granger, we raise our goblets to you!

And I shall end with some of her classic little gems:

"Ron," said Hermione in a dignified voice,"you are the most insensitive wart I have ever had the misfortune to meet."

"Because that's what Hermione does. When in doubt, go to the library."

"Just because you've got the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn't mean we all have."

"I hope you're pleased with yourselves. We could all have been killed - or worse, expelled."


~

July 31st

Aug. 1st, 2011 02:44 am
sivaroobini: (Marauders)

Okay, so by the time I'm done it will be August 1st given the time now, but I started this on July 31st! :D Again, happy birthday to Harry and Jo Rowling, and happy belated birthday to Neville!



^ Yeeeaah, that's me and that came out in the local paper on 13th July, the day before the movie was released. They ran a long, lovely feature on Harry Potter, the franchise, the fandom, its impact and the end of a decade-long journey, and also interviewed some local fans on the end of the franchise.

To me, July 31st this year is special because, like in July 2007, it feels like the end of an era all over again. I've already seen Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II twice, and I will admit, I cried both times. The first time I saw it was on its release date/my birthday, July 14th, with my sister and her best friend, and I was sobbing so much into my cloak. I think it was beautifully done, it did justice to the book, and the music and acting and everything... ;_; It was heartbreaking. The second time I saw it, I brought Mum, and I cried again.

"Does it hurt?"
"Quicker than falling asleep."

*sobs*

And at the end of the movie, the entire theatre started clapping; it was a wonderful moment. One of the things I love about the Potter fandom is moments like that. The sense of belonging, of spontaneously doing things together, of bonding over Potter and fangirling... it's a lovely experience. The Star Wars and Star Trek fans have their generation; I like to think I'm part of the Potter generation. I was lucky enough to experience the thrill of waiting for the new books and movies, attending launches, discussing theories, etc, and I treasure that.

Here's the full text of what I said to the reporter:

... I look forward to watching Harry's greatest victory in this final film, and being proud of him. He's come a long way from the little boy living in the cupboard under the stairs. )

What about you, f-list? What are your thoughts on the end of the Potter decade, and what are your favourite things about the franchise and/or fandom? <3

Also, randomly: having seen Ralph Fiennes play Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights (which he did wonderfully), I kept wanting to hear Voldemort say, "I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!". XD

July 31st

Aug. 1st, 2011 02:33 am
sivaroobini: (Marauders)

Okay, so by the time I'm done it will be August 1st given the time now, but I started this on July 31st! :D Again, happy birthday to Harry and Jo Rowling, and happy belated birthday to Neville!



^ Yeeeaah, that's me and that came out in the local paper on 13th July, the day before the movie was released. They ran a long, lovely feature on Harry Potter, the franchise, the fandom, its impact and the end of a decade-long journey, and also interviewed some local fans on the end of the franchise.

To me, July 31st this year is special because, like in July 2007, it feels like the end of an era all over again. I've already seen Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II twice, and I will admit, I cried both times. The first time I saw it was on its release date/my birthday, July 14th, with my sister and her best friend, and I was sobbing so much into my cloak. I think it was beautifully done, it did justice to the book, and the music and acting and everything... ;_; It was heartbreaking. The second time I saw it, I brought Mum, and I cried again.

"Does it hurt?"
"Quicker than falling asleep."

*sobs*

And at the end of the movie, the entire theatre started clapping; it was a wonderful moment. One of the things I love about the Potter fandom is moments like that. The sense of belonging, of spontaneously doing things together, of bonding over Potter and fangirling... it's a lovely experience. The Star Wars and Star Trek fans have their generation; I like to think I'm part of the Potter generation. I was lucky enough to experience the thrill of waiting for the new books and movies, attending launches, discussing theories, etc, and I treasure that.

Here's the full text of what I said to the reporter:

... I look forward to watching Harry's greatest victory in this final film, and being proud of him. He's come a long way from the little boy living in the cupboard under the stairs. )

What about you, f-list? What are your thoughts on the end of the Potter decade, and what are your favourite things about the franchise and/or fandom? <3

Also, randomly: having seen Ralph Fiennes play Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights (which he did wonderfully), I kept wanting to hear Voldemort say, "I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!". XD

sivaroobini: (Gryffindor)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HARRY POTTER AND JK ROWLING!


*raises glass of Butterbeer* :D

I will make a long rambly post tonight. You have been warned. Also, today is my last day of work! :D (No, I'm not fired, my contract was only until July 31st.)


sivaroobini: (Lorien o Arda)

Damn, I'm a day late. XD This wonderful post at [livejournal.com profile] lordoftherings  made me squee with fangirlish glee.

Date of Birth: March 1, 2931
Date of Death: March 1, 120, Fourth Age


Happy birthday, King Elessar!





sivaroobini: (Marauders)

It's July 31st!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HARRY JAMES POTTER AND JK ROWLING!!!


*joins the party in the Gryffindor Common Room*

->

It's sort of poignant to watch the first movie now because he's this adorable, innocent cherubic little boy who has no idea of the horrors he'll face. :'S

I grew up with these books - I got the first three books as a gift for my 9th birthday, and Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows were gifts for my 13th and 16th birthdays respectively, so it's almost full circle, you know? (GoF was bought with birthday money and OotP was bought a couple of weeks before my eleventh birthday - hooray for being born in July!) And now I'm eighteen, so I've been a Harry Potter fangirl for over half my life!

Harry Potter has had such a huge impact on me, and is so very important to me - I've discovered other fandoms and authors since then, and prefer Tolkien and Gaiman to Rowling, but Rowling's books will always hold a very special place in my heart. I talk about that at length in last year's July 31st post here, so I won't repeat myself, but I will repeat my toast.

*raises glass* To Harry Potter, the Boy Who Lived, and to Joanne Kathleen Rowling, the woman who told us his amazing story.

*throws red and gold confetti*

sivaroobini: (photo)

It's July 14th! That means it's Bastille Day. It also means I turn eighteen today. O_O

I'd like to thank[livejournal.com profile] rickyzehrer , [livejournal.com profile] steadfast  and [livejournal.com profile] halosphere , whose lovely surprises in the mail are the reason I am waiting every day for the postman to show up. <3 [livejournal.com profile] halosphere  also wrote me a wonderful fic here, [livejournal.com profile] sunflower_mynah  wrote me another lovely storyc here, and [livejournal.com profile] starspiritgate /[livejournal.com profile] misterbkeele  drew me some adorable art here. I can't stop giggling at the first one, and the second one... Yubi dear, you know what I think Belial's thinking in it. <3

You people are all awesome. <3 I'm really glad I met all of you, as well as lovely people like [livejournal.com profile] nevermore_1106 , [livejournal.com profile] divine_tempest , [livejournal.com profile] grace_descends , [livejournal.com profile] jinshinbaibai , [livejournal.com profile] _silverfox  and if this list goes on I'm not sure LJ HTML will co-operate. This is the second time I'm typing out this post after it ate half the names in the last one and refused to edit properly. ><

I was working on a story to post for my birthday, like I've done every year since my sixteenth birthday, but it's turning out to be quite long. I might have been abe to finish and post it tonight if we weren't going out, and I should go get ready.

I love you guys so much! Thank you all for helping to make this a wonderful day. <3
sivaroobini: (Gryffindor)

It's the 27th of March!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JAMES POTTER!!!

Not a big fan of the movie version, but.


sivaroobini: (Isis)
Today is the Winter Solstice! 8D
 
I'll probably be lighting a candle, as I do for every solstice and equinox and various pagan holidays if I remember them, and putting it in the only candleholder I own, which is a skeletal hand. (Okay, so I just got given a glittery purple one, but I prefer the hand, which I call my Hand of Glory. Or maybe I'll light two)

Also, a very happy birthday to my dear friend Sofiyah. I've known you for five years and we've definitely had our ups and downs, but I'm certainly thankful I got to know you and become close. You were one of the best desk partners I had in secondary school, and I'm really glad that you're in my junior college too.

Happy 17th birthday, Sofiyah Bte Suhaimi!
sivaroobini: (Lorien o Arda)

It's September 22nd! And that means...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BILBO AND FRODO BAGGINS, HOBBITS OF THE SHIRE!


May you hair always be curly and your ale never run out!


I wish I could relax under the Party Tree with a hobbit's party spread (and considering their views on food, it would be HUUUUGE), relaxing and listening to their singing, instead of worrying about my Promotional Exams. :S

sivaroobini: (Gryffindor)

So I woke up this morning, and when I looked in the bathroom mirror, I was like, "Ooh, panda... oh, wait, that's me."

More on that later, perhaps. For now:
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOANNE KATHLEEN ROWLING AND HARRY JAMES POTTER!!!

:DDD

Joanne Kathleen Rowling was born in Chipping Sodbury General Hospital on July 31st, 1966, if I recall correctly. Yes, I can tell you the name of the hospital JK Rowling was born in from memory. Yes, I can tell you the names of her parents - Peter and Anne - and sister - Di, presumably short for Dianne. Yes, I am that obsessed.

As for Harry, canon does not tell us much, so one can only presume that he was born on July 31st, 1980, in either St. Mungo's General Hospital or in a small, nondescript Muggle hospital. It depends on whether or not James and Lily were already on the run from Voldemort. Yes, I am obsessed enough to sit down and think about the details of Lily Potter's pregnancy and labour. I was there in my dreams. Eunice, if you're reading this, go ahead, call me an obsessed witch girl. Juliana, go ahead, call me a Harry Potter junkie. Why, thank you, I'm flattered you noticed. ;P

So, I propose a toast. *raises her glass*

To Harry Potter, the Boy Who Lived, and to J.K. Rowling, the woman who told us his amazing story.

Not that we can call Harry a boy anymore; he'd be 29 this year. I'm not sure when he marries Ginny, but presumably they're at least engaged by this point, although due to calculations I have figured out that young James isn't born yet. Perhaps Teddy Lupin is living with them. <3

I'd planned to type some more, about the two times I went to see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and my sleep deprivation, but I do want this to get posted on the 31st ;P and I'm also majorly distracted by this really looooong and gorgeous T.S. Eliot poem called The Waste Land, for which Alisha ([personal profile] apocryphal_muse ) sent me a link.

*continues reading The Waste Land* This is what poetry should be like. Beauty and language and vivid descriptions and meaning. After this, I just get more irritated with Carol Ann Duffy and English Lit in school. >_<
sivaroobini: (Booty Cat)

I had an awesome birthday. :D And I got loads of lovely presents, including one via the Internet from [livejournal.com profile] silverfox! <3

So. [personal profile] silverfoxwrote me a drabble! :D It's a short and cute thing about our respective role-play characters; I play the Archangel Gabriel ([livejournal.com profile] cattygabriel ), who absolutely loves cats (well, my version does, and he's adopting the local cats at the RP) and she plays the Norse god Loki ([profile] leucemic_god ), who can shapeshift. That's all you need to know to understand her lovely little ficlet for me.

Check it out! =D

And my family and I went out for dinner at Sizzler's. Yum. I wore two of my birthday presents - a gorgeous red blouse and a lovely white skirt - from my mom.  And I GOT AN iPOD NANO!!!


Photos and details! :D )


All in all, I had a great birthday and fantabulous presents. ;P

sivaroobini: (Aziraphale Crowley snow)

Well, today, I come of age in the wizarding world. ;) In the world of Harry Potter, I'd be an adult. In real life, I'm stuck somewhere in between. Ah, the joys of turning seventeen.

And so I have a birthday treat - a story for everyone!

Warning: dark subject matter - religious, and possibly could be construed as violence. Pain is certainly involved.


Disclaimer: Good Omens is the property of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. 

Author’s notes: I initially planned to stop after the damned do not cry. But then the rest started writing itself in my head as I hung wet laundry out to dry, and I couldn’t not write it down.

 

Chasm

 

A long time ago, an angel Fell )

 

Reviews would be muchly loved!

sivaroobini: (Gryffindor)

It's the first of April! :D

April Fools' Day has traditionally been a day for pranks and practical jokes. To me, pranks immediately bring to mind the Marauders. But to other more sane Harry Potter fans, they bring to mind the twins, Fred and George Weasley, and for good reason.

Almost their every appearance in the books (with the exception of Deathly Hallows) has me laughing out loud. Their prank war with Umbridge, in particular, is one of the highlights of the series, to me. Thus, it is fitting that they were born on the first of April. XP

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FRED AND GEORGE WEASLEY!

Also, Nanyang seriously rocks - finally, people besides me understand the importance of pranks on April 1st! I have this retractable blade, that has shocked and scared many people over the years as I dramatically plunge it into myself/someone else, with a theatrical gasp/scream (depending on where I am) of pain. I brought it with me today, and during Tamil Lit, Yasmin, Priyanka and I plotted to scare Mr Sellakrishnan.

At the end of the lesson, while he was cleaning the board, Yasmin and I pretended  to have an argument, although we were both controlling giggles and it was rather evidently fake to anyone watching us. (thankfully his back was turned). As he finally turned towards us, we schooled our features; and I pretended to look pissed off as I plunged the knife into her shoulder. Yasmin promptly screamed.

Unfortunately, it didn't work so well - he barely reacted. His eyes widened a bit as first, then he looked a bit amused and was all (in Tamil), "An April Fool's joke, is it?". We broke down into embarrassed giggles and ran to Assembly (where I cheered up a bit after shocking a few people with the knife, and after everyone was enjoying themselves with it).

After PE, we were going to the canteen when we noticed a sign saying 'Free Sweets' next to a basket on the Student Council's counter, outside the canteen. Suspecting a prank already, but also hopeful, we looked into the basket - only to be rewarded with loads of tiny slips of paper with 'Sweet' printed on them, and a few sweet wrappers. XD

Later, after the last lesson, [Chemistry] Gena, Gabriel (yes, I actually have a classmate named Gabriel, who is fully aware that I play the archangel Gabriel online) and I were going to the canteen for lunch when I noticed a piece of paper stuck to one of the tables outside Lecture Theatre 4 (which is en route to the canteen). I went to read it; it said Please look under the table. Amused and a little wary, I knelt, struggling with my bag and files, to peer at the piece of paper stuck to the underside of the table, and came up shaking with loud and very amused laughter. It said Congratulations! You have just wasted ten seconds of your life.

And I'm sure you're aware that last Saturday, we had Earth Hour. (I helped out in an Astronomy event; I'll post the photos this Friday, hopefully) Today, there was this hilarious SMS going around which said, 'Guys. Because Earth Hour was a success, there's another project: the Air Hour. All you have to do is hold your breath for an hour (7 to 8pm) today. Please pass it on! To preserve the air for future generations!' I laughed and laughed at that.

I was, sadly, unaware that doing all this is allowed. Next year, I shall prepare my own such jokes. Students of Nanyang Junior College 2010, beware! MOO HA HA HA HA HA!


Edit: Oh yes, I forgot to mention that after school I was walking home with three friends from the Library Club. One of the girls, whom I shall refer to as A10 since that's her counselor number but I can't quite recall her name at the moment, stopped to talk to a friend. Ru Ying, Shuan Yi and I promptly ran away and hid in am empty classroom. After a while, she began to walk towards us; I carefully sneaked out the back door, standing so I was hidden from her by the wall, and as she drew level, I leapt out, shouting, "Hello!'. She actually screamed, jumping back, and the three of us doubled over laughing. XDDD
sivaroobini: (Marauders)

Today is the 27th of March, which means... it's James' birthday! :DDD

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JAMES 'PRONGS' POTTER!!!

Yes, I am a complete nerd who still adds things like this to her desk calendar and handphone calendar despite knowing it by heart. XP And proud of it!

Okay, I have spent ages trying to find a good pic of James, but the best fanart I know is from the Shoebox Project. Currently the stuff at [livejournal.com profile] shoebox_project is down :( and while http://shoebox.lomara.org is a boon in these troubled times, it being a PDF backup site, I can't save the pictures, and all the Shoebox pictures I had saved, before, were either of Hallowe'en, so James' face is obscured by a beard due to his Dumbledore costume, or don't show him at a good angle. And this won't make any sense to non-Shoebox fans, will it?

I had one other piece of good Marauder fanart I thought I could crop James from, but it's in GIF format so I can't. :( So y'all have to be contented with this.

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