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23 January 2010 @ 03:04 am

I've decided to go semi-friends only for some strange reason:). Besides my fanfics and some random posts this journal will be locked.

So if you want to read my more personal entries, aka rants and ramblings, leave a comment and I'll see if I can add you, which I most likely will. :D
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18 April 2009 @ 11:08 am
A few months back when I was told by those who got into the test screening that the movie had butchered the book into nothingness taking out everything from Lupin/Tonks to Dumbledore's funeral, I had resolved that I wouldn't watch the movie no matter what. Which was why I was liberously watching trailers after trailers, since I knew I could manage to watch half the movie through them.

But never in my dizziest day dreams did I expect the trailer to look so fantastically exquisite!!. I have to admit I shed a tear of jubilation when I watched it and I keep tearing up everytime Harry shouts 'Fight back you coward at Snape'. It was so powerful in the books and it broke my heart whenever I read it, but to actually see it dramatized on screen by two really good actors, with such force and emotion, made me bawl like a baby. And I don't cry that easily either. It was amazing how everything ticked, everything worked. And now I don't even have any complaints over how our favorite ships were taken out. This time they delivered. They sure as hell delivered the best most amazing Potter trailer yet!!!!

The best parts

Hmm how about everything!. But no there were several key points that I loved about the trailer and I am going to lavishly ponder over them.

1) Draco Malfoy/Tom Felton  aka the boy who will own the movie

If it was Luna last time around, it is without doubt Draco that will take the honours this year. I was literally quivering when I heard his voice shaking as he said 'I have to do this'. We could sense his desperation, his revulsion towards what he was having to do, to his anger and disappointment with himself. He nailed it. Hands down, this is going to be Tom'se year. You better watch out for some big banner movies Tom.

2) Snapeyyyyyy

I was starting to get worried about the lack of Snape in the previous trailers. But this one quashed all my apprehensions. He's there, he will rock, and he will thump everyone. One line, just one freaking line and he stole the thunder from right under everyone. I can't wait till July 17 to watch my Sevie reign as the man of the hour. *wipes tears*

3) Effects

I never realized just how much it could add to a movie that was more about the emotional conflicts faced by each character. Well I guess I was wrong. I am sure even the non HP people will be drawn towards this movie. This is so far the best effects I have seen this year.

4) The scene with Katie

This will perhaps stay in my mind long after I have seen the movie. I never realized just how scary it must have been for the trio to witness that incident. Most people seem to forget that this was exactly how the scene was described in the books. Jo never went into too much detail, but the movie has done full justice to the scene. Im still getting goosebumps from thinking about it.

5) The score

This is what really tied the trailer together. Every score was on cue with the scenes, especially the part with Katie up in the air and the Snape/Harry scenes towards the end. I knew we could expect nothing less from John Williams. Welcome back Maestro, we missed you since PoA.


Yes I did think the Ron/Hermione scenes were funny, but I was kind of disappointed with the Harry/Ginny ones. I don't sense any chemistry between them and Ginny looks stiff like a cardboard when she asks him to hold her hand. Hmm wonder if it will get better in the next movie. We do have a really hot makeout scene coming up in Deathly Hallows after all.

Things that confused me

Why is Tom Riddle yelling up into the air?

Students pointing their wands towards the sky. I think it has something to do with Dumbledore's funeral.

Why is Ginny running through the fire?? And why the bloody hell did they burn down the burrow? But I do admit that it looks good and raises the sense of danger and emergency.

Final thoughts

If this is what they do with HBP,  I can't imagine just how far they would go with the last movie. It will be beyond epic. For the first time our fandom can raise our heads proudly and declare that we have a cool movie to match our books. Take that Peter Jackson. Or should  I wait for the movie to say that?

Stia Attento

Current Location: Home sweet home
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17 April 2009 @ 08:54 am

I'm simply gonna leave it at that because I'm rendered speechless by its brilliance. Will add to it later when I get back from work.

Snape, Draco, Harry/Gonny,Burror,Effects,Riddle!!!!!! *dies*
Current Location: Bathroom :P
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
11 April 2009 @ 07:28 pm
I'm officially twittering now! I signed up on Twitter in order to try and publicize MAD, the NGO I work for, but ended up loving it so much I haven't got off it for three hours. I love the whole concept of being able to post in snippets and one liners, and read what people are up to. I'm following the updates of a few celebrities as well. I stumbled upon Stephen Fry's profile and I could'nt help but follow him. the guy is even nice enough to follow a few of his own followers.

Here's my twitter account. http://twitter.com/shahnazm. Do let me know if any of you twitter, would love to follow your daily tweets :)

Current Location: Sitting room in front of TV
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Current Music: The strokes - What Ever Happened
27 March 2009 @ 08:39 am
You Crave an Exhilarating Life
Your dream is to live a life of inspiration, ideas, and wisdom.
There's so much to do in the world, and it's important that you accomplish something great.

You desire success, but not necessarily material success. Success could be helping others find the right path.
More than anything else, you want to reach your goals... no matter how high they may be.
Current Location: Bedroom A La Home
Current Mood: okayokay
14 March 2009 @ 10:11 pm
For anyone still following this story here's the new chapter :)

Timeless love(Chapter eight)

Author: potionslover 

Pairings: Rose/Scorpius

Summary: What would happen if our futures depended on the choices we made in the past. Will it abridge the gap that Rose Weasley and Scorpius Malfoy have placed in between them. Or will it inadvertently destroy their lives as well as the lives of those around them.

Disclaimer: The following story is not intended for profit. Harry potter belongs to JK Rowling.

Current Location: Home sweet home
Current Mood: hungryhungry
10 February 2009 @ 02:07 pm
For anyone still following this story here's the new chapter

Timeless love(Chapter seven)

Author: potionslover 

Pairings: Rose/Scorpius

Summary: What would happen if our futures depended on the choices we made in the past. Will it abridge the gap that Rose Weasley and Scorpius Malfoy have placed in between them. Or will it inadvertently destroy their lives as well as the lives of those around them.

Disclaimer: The following story is not intended for profit. Harry potter belongs to JK Rowling.


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Current Location: The Office
Current Mood: creativecreative
24 January 2009 @ 08:40 pm
Whoaoaoaoao. A new trailer! More Snape! Great special effects!. Ginny and Harry Kiss! *Does happy dance*. This ones the best of the lot. Absolutely cannot wait or the movie anymore. Somehow all the trailers are making us more and more impatient. I usually get less and less excited with additional trailers, I mean by the time we see the movie, we've seen everything. But not with HP. It always leaves us on the edge of our seats. And this one didn't fail to entice either. Although the Japanese commentary was a little bit annoying, everything else was simply spectacular.

Is it me or has Tom Felton really improved as an actor. I know it was just a 3 second linger on his face, but it really captured the fear and confusion Draco goes through in the book. And as for Snape, the man is simply going to own the movie. How funny it is that Alan Rickman walks in and out of the scenes with barely any dialogue and still manages to leave with the crown,  being the last thing on the audience's mind when they leave the theater.

The special effects seem to be the best of the movies so far. I know it will keep improving, but I never realized just how many special effects scenes were in the sixth book until I saw the trailers. Also love how they stress on the younger Voldemort and how Harry's future is tied with Voldemort's past. Also love how they are carefully preserving 16 yr old Tom's face for the movie, makes me more curious as to how he will finally look like in the movie. *rubs hand excitedly*

Despite the movies being screwed up, I still think HP always does a great job with the trailers. Teasing you like crazy and yet leaving you hungry for more. Somehow I have faith in this installation and am keeping my fingers crossed for it. I am planning on buying a wand and a wizards hat from ebay and will mostly likely be taking it to the theater. As for the public humiliation, I don't care. Its Harry Potter. Its totally worth it.
Current Location: Home Sweet Home
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Linkin park - In the end
03 November 2008 @ 11:17 pm
I have the most wonderful news ever. The NGO that I was working for called Make A Difference has been nominated for an international award! And we are all so excited.

Make A Difference (M.A.D) is a youth volunteer network and we currently function in the three cities of Cochin, Pune and Chennai… 312 volunteers teach more than 1200 underprivileged kids English and computer skills in these three cities to enable them to have better career prospects...

These children live in street shelters and orphanages. Without proper guidance, their lives will go astray. MAD makes sure that they have the proper life skills to make it in life. MAD goes a step further and tries to get them placed at jobs where they can live their potential.

It fills me with pride to let you know that MAD has been shortlisted for an international social entrepreneurship award which is a prestigious award bestowed by the Ashoka group. We were picked as one of the top 15 contenders from around 521 nominations from 61 countries. We are also the sole entry from India to have been selected.
Since the final winner will be picked through online voting, I request you all to vote for our project and help India's sole representation win. Click on image below to vote. 


The voting process requires a registration. Please be patient and take the time to register and vote. This award will lend further credibility to our cause and at the end of the day benefit our children.

Please do try to spread the word by forwarding this mail to your friends and family and play a part in making a difference.
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31 May 2008 @ 09:47 pm
- February 5 -
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cooperative, versatile, curious, clever, analytical
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