Saturday, February 28, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince - 1

Back to some more Harry Potter. This time it's the 'Half Blood Prince'.
I found some of these done with Sims 2..again.

I'm still not sure why I do this...maybe so I can enjoy them too!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Order of the Phoenix --- 35-38

Chapter 35: Beyond The Veil
Lucius Malfoy steps forward, demanding that Harry give him the orb. Harry doesn't know what the thing is, and he doesn't care. All he knows is that he wants to get his friends out alive. He is horrified when the Death Eaters tell him that his vision of Sirius was nothing more than a ruse from Voldemort to get him to the Ministry.
Harry tries to keep the Death Eaters talking so he can come up with a plan to get them out of there. He's surprised to find out that the orb he's holding has the secret why Voldemort tried to kill Harry on the night of his parent's death.
The situation comes to a head suddenly and they blast their way out of the ring of Death Eaters. Harry, Neville, and Hermione are separated from Ron, Ginny, and Luna, and Harry is terrified they're trapped somewhere with Malfoy and the others.
They run through various rooms in the Ministry, closely followed by some of the Death Eaters. In a skirmish with one of them Hermione is knocked out and Harry and Neville have to carry her out. They quickly run into the others Ron and Ginny are injured from fighting the Death Eaters. They're quickly found by some of the Death Eaters, and just when Harry thinks he's fighting his last battle help arrives from some of the members of the Order of the Phoenix. Sirius, Tonks, Moody, Lupin, and Kingsley rush through the door to their aid without a moment to lose.
Sirius urges Harry to grab the others and get out, but as he's doing so he's attacked and drops the prophecy. Due to the noise of the battle, Harry doesn't hear what it says. Right after the ghost of a prophecy fades away, Dumbledore arrives to save them.
It seems to happen in slow motion. Harry turns just in time to see Bellatrix Lestrange hit Sirius square in the chest with a powerful spell. He falls slowly through a magical doorway, and disappears.

Chapter 36: The Only One He Ever Feared
Harry races after Sirius, whom he believes is slumped just on the other side of the doorway. Lupin grabs him before he can go through looking for him. Harry is incensed when Bellatrix Lestrange escapes capture and he goes after her, his mind bent on killing her in retaliation for what she did to Sirius.
They're battling furiously when Voldemort arrives at the Ministry. He knows immediately the prophecy has been smashed, and tries to kill Harry. Just as he utters the Killing Curse Dumbledore arrives to save Harry.
The magic that passes between Dumbledore and Voldemort as they duel is like nothing Harry has ever seen. Suddenly Voldemort disappears and possesses Harry, causing him unendurable pain. He only stays a moment though, and is gone.
Fudge shows up and is finally convinced that Dumbledore has been telling the truth. Dumbledore creates a Portkey for Harry to get him back to Hogwarts, and promises he will meet Harry back in his office in half an hour.

Chapter 37: The Lost Prophecy
As he waits for Dumbledore in his office Harry is numb from despair. Knowing Sirius is dead and that it's all his fault is almost more than he can bear.
As Dumbledore tries to comfort him, Harry's temper explodes. He screams at Dumbledore and tears up his office in his rage, wanting his pain to end. He only quits when Dumbledore claims responsibility for Sirius's death, and begins to tell Harry the truth about Harry's past.
Dumbledore tells Harry a great many things, but most importantly he is able to relate the full prophecy that Sibyl Trewlaney made about Harry and Voldemort. Harry finds out that it's his destiny to battle Voldemort to the death.

Chapter 38: The Second War Begins
As the Daily Prophet proclaims Harry a champion for being "the lone voice of truth", Harry is at least relieved that everyone knows that Voldemort is back. He's having a hard time deciding if he wants to be around people or not, and drifts between the hospital wing to Hagrid's house to the lake. The knowledge that he will one day have to fight Voldemort to the death leaves him feeling separate from everyone else and very much alone.
As Harry tries to cope with his intense feelings of grief he finds comfort in the unlikely source of Luna Lovegood. On the train trip home he spends a few blissfully restful hours with his friends, and is happy to be met by all the Weasleys, Lupin, Mad Eye, and Tonks. They all troop over to where the Dursleys are standing and threaten them into treating Harry with respect. It means more than he can say that his friends stick up for him, and as he leaves with the Dursleys he smiles and waves farewell.

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Order of the Phoenix --- 31-34

Chapter 31: O.W.L.S.
The tests are finally upon them and everyone is studying furiously in order to do their best. As they get underway, tensions are high but Harry is fairly pleased with his performance.
The night of his Astronomy practical is warm and clear, and as Harry fills out his star chart he's astounded when, from the top of the Astronomy Tower, he watches Hagrid get attacked by Umbridge and 5 other shadowy figures out on the grounds. With mounting horror he watches as McGonagall rushes to Hagrid's defense and gets Stunned by 4 of the figures. Hagrid manages to escape and disappears into the Forbidden Forest.
His last exam takes place the next morning, and as Harry tries to concentrate he falls asleep and has a terrifying dream. Voldemort has captured Sirius and is torturing him in the Department of Mysteries. Harry screams, and wakes up suddenly back in the Great Hall.

Chapter 32: Out Of The Fire
Harry is frantic. He quickly tells Ron and Hermione about his vision, and Hermione tries to interject some sense into Harry, saying there is no way Voldemort could have gotten to Sirius. She urges him to use Umbridge's fire to check on Sirius at Grimmauld Place before he goes off to do something rash and dangerous.
Harry is almost insane with worry about Sirius but he agrees. They station Ginny and Luna as lookouts and have Umbridge drawn away from her office with a diversion. When Harry and Hermione stick their heads in the fire to check on Sirius they only see Kreacher, who leads them to believe that Voldemort has indeed taken him captive.
Umbridge, who saw right through their diversion and had the Inquisitorial Squad capture Ron, Ginny, Luna, and Neville as well, pulls them suddenly from the fire. She sends for Professor Snape, intending to force Harry to drink Veritaserum so she can find out who he was talking to. Harry hurriedly tries to send Snape a cryptic message about Sirius, but is not sure he understands.
Just as Umbridge is about to do the unthinkable and torture Harry for information, Hermione comes up with an elaborate lie, and lures Umbridge into the Forbidden Forest with her and Harry.

Chapter 33: Fight And Flight
Harry has no idea what Hermione's plan is, but he follows her into the forest, hoping she knows what she's doing. They're quickly surrounded by an angry group of centaurs, who grow even angrier when Umbridge insults them. They carry her off and are about to kill Harry and Hermione when Grawp comes to their rescue, causing enough of a diversion to allow them an escape.
Just as Harry's temper is about to explode with impatience they meet up with Ron, Ginny, Neville, and Luna, who managed to escape the Inquisitorial Squad. Luna comes up with the brilliant idea to fly to the Ministry of Magic using the thestrals, and Harry quickly agrees to the plan.

Chapter 34: The Department Of Mysteries
Once they make it to the Ministry Harry leads them to the door he's been dreaming about for months. They search slowly through one room after another, looking for the one where Sirius is being held. They encounter a number of very strange objects and finally find the correct room. They race through, looking for Sirius, and Harry is sickened when he realizes he's not there. Ron finds a dusty orb with Harry's name on it, and as soon as Harry takes it off the shelf they are surrounded by Death Eaters.

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Order of the Phoenix --- 26-30

Chapter 26: Seen And Unforseen
The weeks slip by: Harry keeps dreaming of the tantalizing corridor, Gryffindor loses spectacularly against Hufflepuff, and Harry finally figures out what he did to upset Cho, thanks to a long explanation from Hermione.
The day-to-day routine is broken one morning when he begins to get a flood of mail, which can only mean one thing: his story finally went to print in The Quibbler. Quite a few people write to say they've been convinced Harry is telling the truth. His elation doesn't last long, however. As soon as Umbridge discovers what Harry's done she sentences him to another week's worth of detentions, and bans anyone from owning a copy of The Quibbler.
In spite of the ban put in place by Umbridge every student in school reads the article. Harry is relieved that so many students believe his story, and even the professors find ways to show their appreciation.
Harry's Occlumency lessons continue, but are growing more disastrous by the day. Harry still can't close his mind against Snape, and Snape's continual taunting of Harry's lack of willpower is starting to get to him.
Things escalate even further that night when Harry and Snape rush upstairs to locate the source of a screaming woman. They find that Umbridge has finally sacked Professor Trelawney, the Divination teacher. Dumbledore intervenes when Umbridge tries to kick her out of the school. He further infuriates her by hiring a new Divination teacher, Firenze, a centaur from the Forbidden Forest.

Chapter 27: The Centaur And The Sneak
Harry's first class with Firenze is an interesting one. The centaur urges Harry to carry an urgent warning to Hagrid. He agrees, but when he passes on the warning Hagrid chooses to ignore it, which unsettles Harry and keeps him wondering what Hagrid is up to.
Harry has finally moved the D.A. up to learning Patronus's. They're practicing these one night when they are suddenly interrupted by Dobby, the house elf, who has come to warn them that Umbridge has found out about their meetings and that she is on her way. They all scatter, hoping for escape, but Malfoy, who is now working for Umbridge, manages to catch Harry.
They make their way to Dumbledore's office. Harry is incensed to find that one of his own members of the D.A. ratted them out, and on an urging from Dumbledore insists that tonight was their first meeting of "Dumbledore's Army". In order to keep Harry from being expelled, Dumbledore takes the blame for the group, telling Fudge he was planning to use the students to overthrow the Ministry. Dumbledore flees the school in order keep from being arrested, and Harry's guilt weighs on him like a wet blanket.

Chapter 28: Snape's Worst Memory
Harry is unsurprised when the very next morning finds Umbridge in charge of Hogwarts. He is surprised, however, when he discovers that she's formed an Inquisitorial Squad, made up mostly of Malfoy and his gang, and that they have the power to overrule the prefects and dock points.
Fred and George decide to take their mischief making to the next level now that Dumbledore is gone. They set off an entire crate of their enchanted fireworks inside the school, much to the delight of the other students, and Umbridge spends her first full day as Headmistress running around trying to extinguish them.
The next night finds him in Occlumency lessons again. Harry's curiosity gets the best of him when Snape is called away for a few minutes and Harry peeks inside the Pensieve to see what memories Snape keeps hidden in there. Harry is disturbed when he witnesses his father tormenting Snape for no good reason, and realizes with a heavy heart that Snape was telling the truth all along; his father was arrogant and conceited. When Snape catches Harry witnessing the memory he explodes in anger, and forbids Harry from ever entering his office again.

Chapter 29: Career Advice
Harry doesn't tell anyone, not even Ron and Hermione, what he saw in the Pensieve. It weighs heavily on his mind, and with a sinking feeling he begins to question everything he thought he ever knew about his parents. He yearns to talk to Sirius about it, but with Umbridge keeping her eye on every form of communication he doesn't see how he'd manage it. Hope begins to flicker, however, when Ginny talks to Fred and George about it, and they decide to cause a diversion so Harry can use Umbridge's fire to contact Sirius.
Harry has a meeting with McGonagall about his career ambition to become an Auror, which Umbridge states flatly will never happen. An argument erupts between her and McGonagall over Harry, and he quickly leaves the office.
That afternoon Harry's stomach is in knots over whether he should risk expulsion to talk to Sirius. Every time he imagines not doing it, however, Snape's memory flashes back to him. When he hears the bangs of Fred and George's diversion he makes up his mind and sets off quickly for Umbridge's office.
Once he tells Sirius and Lupin about the memory, they both stick up for James's behavior, saying he was young and grew out of his arrogance. Harry feels better about it but has to go when he hears footsteps coming into Umbridge's office. He sneaks out and makes his way to the entrance hall, where he sees Fred and George surrounded by Umbridge and the rest of the school. She tries to apprehend them and they make a spectacular escape that Harry is sure will soon be a Hogwart's legend.

Chapter 30: Grawp
In the days following Fred and George's departure it becomes evident how many joke products they managed to sell before they left. When Ron starts to suspect the two of foul play Harry finally comes clean about giving them his Triwizard winnings to start a joke shop.
During the final match of the Quidditch season Hagrid grabs Harry and Hermione and urgently asks them to follow him into the forest. They are shocked to find out that he brought his half-brother Grawp, who also happens to be a giant, back from his mission and is now trying to teach him English. Hagrid asks them to watch out for Grawp if Umbridge fires him. The three barely make it out of the forest alive, and when they make it back up to the school the match has finished. They're further shocked to find out that Ron played magnificently and they won the Quidditch Cup.


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Monday, February 23, 2009

Order of the Phoenix -- 20-25

Chapter 20: Hagrid's Tale
Harry, Ron, and Hermione sneak out to Hagrid's hut, only to be shocked when he answers the door looking like he recently suffered a bad beating. While he won't tell them exactly what happened to him to make him look so terrible, he does tell them about the mission he was on with Madam Maxine to try and recruit giants for the Order.
Their visit is cut short when Umbridge knocks on the door in spite of the late hour. Harry, Ron, and Hermione quickly hide under the Invisibility Cloak, and Hagrid lets her in. She wastes no time grilling Hagrid on where he's been for so long, and Hagrid does not stand up well under her leading questions. It's apparent to Harry that Umbridge knows way more than she should about Hagrid's mission.

Chapter 21: The Eye Of The Snake
The next week starts with Hagrid's first lesson back. It's an illuminating one for Harry because he finally finds out what the skeletal horses are. Umbridge meets them in the forest to inspect Hagrid, and the 3 friends quickly lose their temper when she twists everything he says in order to make him look bad.
As December rolls in the decorations go up and Harry's homework reaches epic proportions. During the last D.A. meeting before the holidays Harry gets his first kiss from Cho, and goes to bed in a state of happy amazement. Once he drifts off to sleep, however, he has a terrifying vision of being inside a giant snake. He's unable to stop as the snake attacks Mr. Weasley and bites him repeatedly with its fangs. When he wakes up he's frantic, and rushes to Dumbledore with Professor McGonagall and Ron to tell him what happened.

Chapter 22: St. Mungo's Hospital For Magical Maladies And Injuries
As soon as Harry tells Dumbledore what has happened he springs into action, sending portraits off to find word of Mr. Weasley's condition. Harry is terrified when he finds out his vision has really happened and that Mr. Weasley is seriously injured. Dumbledore sends Harry, Ron, Ginny, Fred, and George to Grimmauld Place to wait with Sirius until they find out more about Mr. Weasley's condition.
It's a long, silent vigil but finally at daybreak Mrs. Weasley comes in smiling, saying that he's going to be all right. Harry's fears are not relieved, however. He's terrified that if he falls asleep again he'll hurt someone else. When they all go visit Mr. Weasley in the hospital later that day Harry and the others hear Mad Eye and Tonks speculating that Voldemort is possessing Harry.

Chapter 23: Christmas On The Closed Ward
The rest of the group doesn't mention what they overhear, but it weights heavily on Harry's mind. The thought that Voldemort might be possessing him makes him feel dirty, and to protect the others he stays sequestered in his room for days until Hermione shows up and confronts him. When he talks to her, Ron, and Ginny, they determine that Voldemort is not possessing Harry, and this cheers him up immensely.
When they go visit Mr. Weasley on Christmas Day Harry, Ron, and Hermione accidentally wander onto a closed ward, where they run into Neville, who visiting his parents with his Grandmother. Only Harry knows his secret, but Ron and Hermione are mortified when they find out Neville's parents were tortured into insanity by Voldemort and now have to stay committed to St. Mungo's.

Chapter 24: Occlumency
As the end of the holidays approach Harry finds he not looking forward to returning to Hogwarts. He doesn't want to leave Sirius, or put himself under the iron fist of Umbridge. He starts to positively dread his return when he finds out that, under Dumbledore's request, he'll be learning Occlumency from Professor Snape.
The first day back isn't so bad, however. He manages to ask Cho Chang out for Valentine's Day. Things go downhill fast, however, during his Occlumency lesson. Snape repeatedly taunts Harry and forces open his mind, but it causes Harry to have a break-through. To Snape's displeasure, hesuddenly realizes that the corridor he's been dreaming about for so many months is in the Department of Mysteries.
That night as he's getting ready for bed Harry's scar explodes with pain, and Harry knows that Voldemort is happier about something than he has been in years.

Chapter 25: The Beetle At Bay
The reason why Voldemort is deliriously happy is answered the next morning when Hermione opens The Daily Prophet. Ten Death Eaters have broken out from Azkaban and rejoined Voldemort. Hermione rushes off suddenly to send a letter and won't tell anyone what she's up to, and Harry also finds out that Hagrid has been put on probation.
Umbridge quickly forces through another Educational Decree, this time banning teachers from talking about anything they're not strictly qualified to teach.
Valentine's Day is upon Harry before he knows it, and as he's about to leave to go meet Cho Hermione asks him to meet her at the Three Broomsticks at midday. Harry agrees, and leaves with Cho for Madam Puddifoots tea-shop, a hangout for couples. Once Harry tells Cho that he's meeting Hermione in a few hours she gets very upset, rages at Harry in front of everyone, and storms out of the shop. Harry is bewildered about what happened, and slowly walks to the Three Broomsticks where he's to meet Hermione.
He's more than surprised to see Hermione sitting with none other than Rita Skeeter, the gossip-spreading journalist from the Daily Prophet, and Luna Lovegood. Hermione threatens Rita until she agrees to write a true story about Voldemort's return. Luna Lovegood's father, as the editor of The Quibbler magazine, has agreed to publish the story. Harry, knowing this is his one good chance to convince the world, starts talking.


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Order of the Phoenix -- Chapts 13-19 -- Summaries

I have scoured all over the internet to see if I could find any more 'Order of The Phoenix' videos..I couldn't. I did find some chapter summaries though...so I thought I'd post those in order to finish up the story of this book.
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Chapter 13: Detention With Dolores
That night at dinner other students are gossiping loudly about Harry's showdown with Umbridge. Disgusted, Harry, Ron, and Hermione leave early and go back to the Common Room to start on their mountain of homework.
When the rest of the students return, Fred and George start testing their Fainting Fancies on First Years and Hermione explodes at them, threatening to tell their mother what they're doing. Before she heads up to bed Hermione reveals her new plan to further the house-elves cause. She's been knitting hats and socks, and plans to leave them hidden about the Common Room where they'll be accidentally picked up and the elves will be freed.
The next night is Harry's first detention with Umbridge, and he spends it horribly. His punishment is to write "I must not tell lies" with her special quill, which cuts open the back of his hand as he writes and uses his own blood for ink. Harry comes to the conclusion that Umbridge is an evil, sick woman. He doesn't utter a word of complaint, and keeps the secret from Ron and Hermione as well.
The rest of the week passes in a haze of tiredness as he continues his detentions. He finally confesses to Ron when he finds out that Ron is planning on trying out for Gryffindor Keeper. The week ends on a slightly brighter note when Ron makes it on the team, and Harry finally has the weekend to catch up on all his homework.

Chapter 14: Percy And Padfoot
Harry starts his weekend off with an early morning letter to Sirius, where he asks about Hagrid and tells him about Umbridge. He runs into Cho Chang at the owlery, where they're both confronted by Argus Filch, who accuses Harry of sending off an order of Dungbombs.
During Quidditch practice later that day Slytherins come down to taunt the Gryffindor team, resulting in a poor performance from Ron. That night he receives an owl from Percy, warning of future Ministry involvement at Hogwarts and urging him to sever ties with Harry. Soon after Harry is shocked to see Sirius's head in the Common Room fire, and they scramble down to talk to him. Harry finds out the Ministry thinks Dumbledore is trying to train Hogwarts students in combat so he can overthrow Fudge. The meeting ends on a bitter note as Harry urges Sirius not to take risks to come see him, and Sirius gets offended.

Chapter 15: The Hogwarts High Inquisitor
The next morning's Daily Prophet headline says it all: Dolores Umbridge Appointed First-Ever "High Inquisitor". Harry, Ron, and Hermione are shocked to find out she'll be using her new power to institute new rules, inspect teachers, and sack the ones she feels aren't up to scratch.
Things get worse when he gets to Umbridge's class that afternoon. He again gets into an argument with her over Voldermort, and she sentences him to another week's worth of detentions for spreading "nasty lies".
After his detention that night he finds Hermione and Ron waiting up for him, with a shocking new plan. They want Harry to form a secret Defense Against the Dark Arts group so they can learn how to defend themselves properly. What's more, they want Harry to be the teacher, and open the group up to anyone that wants to learn. Harry lets his temper get the best of him again and they scurry to bed, urging him to at least think about it.

Chapter 16: In The Hog's Head
After giving Harry a few weeks to simmer down, Hermione again approaches Harry about the secret group. After he grudgingly agrees to give it a shot, Ron and Hermione sound people out and tell everyone to meet at the Hog's Head in Hogsmead that Saturday.
Harry, Ron, and Hermione are all shocked when a mass crowd shows up at the Hog's Head to hear what Harry has to say. He gets furious with Hermione when some of them start asking questions about Voldemort's return and Cedric's death. Things settle down eventually, and they agree to start meeting once a week to learn practical defense.
The day ends on a bright note for Harry when Hermione informs him that Cho couldn't keep her eyes off Harry for the entire meeting.

Chapter 17: Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four
Harry's happy feelings from the successful Hogsmeade weekend come to a crashing halt Monday morning when he gets down to the Common Room. Umbridge has posted a large sign up, declaring "All Student Organizations, Societies, Teams, Groups, and Clubs are henceforth disbanded." Realizing she must have found out about their secret meeting, the 3 friends resolve to continue the meetings anyway. Harry is also surprised to find out that Umbridge is including Quidditch in her ban, and Angelina, the Team Captain, begs him not to get into any more arguements with Umbridge so she'll allow them to reform and continue to play.
Later that day while Harry is in History of Magic, Hedwig shows up with a letter, apparently injured. Harry ducks out of class and carries her to the staff room so that Professor Grubbly-Plank can take care of her. Professor McGonagall warns him that letters could be being intercepted, and he should be very careful what he says in them. He finally gets to read his letter, which is from Sirius, telling him to meet him at the fireplace again.
When Harry gets to Potions class Umbridge is inspecting Snape, and he finds himself hard-pressed to pick which one he wants to win over the other.
That night he only gets to talk to Sirius for a few minutes when suddenly the unthinkable happens: a fat, ugly-ringed hand reaches through the fireplace and snatches at Sirius's head. Sirius just manages to duck back to Grimmauld Place, but it's a narrow escape.

Chapter 18: Dumbledore's Army
Harry, Ron, and Hermione talk obsessively about Sirius's narrow escape the night before. Hermione sees it as proof that Umbridge has been reading Harry's mail, causing Harry to hate her even more.
After Quidditch practice that night Harry's scar sears again in pain, and Harry knows that Voldemort is in a very bad mood. When he accidentally falls asleep in the Common Room that night he's awoken suddenly by Dobby who, when asked, tells Harry the perfect place to hold the secret Defense Against the Dark Arts meetings is in a room on the 7th floor called the Room of Requirement. Harry is thrilled to finally have a safe place to hold the meetings.
The next day Harry and the others meet in the magical room, which is stocked for exactly what they need to learn defense. They agree to adopt the name Dumbledore's Army, or D.A. for short, in order to mock Cornelius Fudge. Harry starts by teaching them the basic disarming spell first.

Chapter 19: The Lion And The Serpent
Harry finds the next few weeks easier to bear because of the D.A. meetings. Everyone is coming along at a fast clip, and he's growing increasingly proud of their efforts.
When the match between Gryfinndor and Slytherin finally takes place, expectations and tensions are high. The Slytherin's have come up with a new song to taunt the Gryfinndor team, and Ron's goalkeeping abilities plummet as they sing it loudly throughout the game. Harry is able to scrape a win for Gryffindor by catching the Snitch early, but Malfoy is sore from losing and begins insulting the Weasleys and Harry's mother. Harry and George are unable to control their tempers and get into a fistfight with Malfoy. Umbridge decides to ban them both, in addition to George's twin, Fred, from ever playing Quidditch again.
Just when Harry thinks he's going to feel lousy for the rest of his life, Hagrid gets home.

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Order of the Phoenix - chapts 10 and 12

I could only find one chapter 11 and that video was disabled. If you want to watch it, here is a link.
It looks like no one made any others beyond 12.
Sorry.
I guess I'm going to either have to watch the movie...it was the last one released. Or read the book again!


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009

Harry Potter - Order of the Phoenix -1-3

I messed up and put Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince on first...so I'm having to 'back up a bit'..and put the books back in order.
This is 'The Order of The Phoenix'...and I'm having to grab You Tube vides made by different people,...so I'll apologize ahead of time if there are any..'overlaps'.
Hopefully there won't be any gaps.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

A change in plans.





I was going to spend my week-end painting...
but, since Jaime was sweet enough
to do be some pendants...
most of which have never been
done before...
I decided to hold off on painting
anything new.
So...if you want to see...
and maybe even purchase
these sweet little
pendants...
they can be found
in my

Thursday, February 12, 2009

New paintings coming soon....


As well as working on
another project...
I have also been busy working on some
new paintings.
I plan to start listing these
new paintings
the beginning of
next week.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Special Discount Valentine's Week

Beginning today...through February 15th..
I'm have a 'blog only'
Purchase ANYTHING in my
and get 25% off.
Just put the discount code
R.G. 2-14
in the 'note to seller',
at checkout.
I can either send an adjusted invoice
through PayPal,
or refund 25%...
whichever is easiest for you.
Please note...
I am currently working on
another project..and I'm only checking
my shop once or twice daily..
(late afternoon and late night.)
I will respond to any questions,
send adjusted invoices or refunds,
when I 'check in'.
This special discount is only
available by using this special discount code,
which can only be found here,
on my blog.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Print Sets Now In Shop

The 5" x 7" Print Sets
are now in the Shop.
I've started out with 3 sets
and I'll probably add 2 or 3 more sets
later this week, or next.
There is a price break for
purchasing these particular pieces
in sets and I've gone with
the prints that are most
often purchased together.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Coming to the shop.


I have decided to do several
print sets,
to put in my shop.
This set..
'Where Are You Taking It?"
and
"Give It Back"
will be offered together,
as a set,
in 5"x 7" size, to
see how they go.
I'll start out with two or three sets
and go from there.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - in 10 Minutes

Here is, 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' in less than 10 minutes. Since it's been a while since I ran 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban', I searched all over for either, a Sims version...or a short version...of 'Goblet of Fire'. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to 'show' the separate clips of the entire movie..for copyright reasons...so I opted not to. Here is a link, if you wish to view them, this link is to the first of sixteen clips.


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Rustic Goth Etsy Shop

A quick update on what I'll be listing in my
over the week-end.
I'm going to be listing some
Limited Edition ACEO prints
from both
former and current original paintings.
I'm in the process of making
a few digital enhancements, for best print quality,
and then I'll list them in limited editions of
25 for some and 10 for others.
I'll be posting a list of
the ACEO Limited Edition Prints
here, once they have been
completed.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Etsy Dark Side Street Team


The Etsy Dark Side Street Team has a new website. It hasn't been up long and for some reason it took a couple of times for me to sign up, for it to finally 'recognize' me..so maybe it has a couple of bugs it still has to work out. If you like Dark Art, you might want to check it out.