Tolkien, artist

Pottermore Has Me In Its Spell

As usual, I get involved in things. Although I am still revising my own B2ME items so that I can post them at my archives, and still doing beta work for Lai, I am also trying to brew potions and cast spells in Pottermore. I am reading through the seven Harry Potter novels on my NookColor right now, and am reading the two remaining books in my "dialect can carry a story" recommendations. In other words, I'm busy (good).

I was sorted into Ravenclaw. I'm actually rather pleased by that.

I think what I like most about the silly games on Pottermore is that they are silly, therefore not life-threatening, not leaving bodies in my wake, and requiring a bit of skill and practice. I suppose it's just as well that my laptop computer's graphics card can't keep up with the graphics or else I'd play it at work too. As it is, I play it at home and that's bad enough. Oh well, I know this will be temporary and that my mind is just giving me a small break while I continue thinking about plot development, characterizations, and historical frameworks.

The pic of Diagon Alley is larger than I would usually post, but it's such a great scene. Click on the pic to see it clearly resolved.

A week from now I'll be on the highway driving down to Lincoln, NE to meet my cousin for a quick visit. I'm starting to get excited, and I'm trying really hard to avoid unreasonable expectations. We last met face-to-face when her daughter was still quite young, probably no more than ten years old. Her daughter has graduated from college and got married last summer. My cousin and I grew up across the street from each other. She was my little sister, my friend and companion in escapades, and we were together almost every day for years and years. It seems so strange that it has been so long. So I'm really looking forward to having her close to me for two days and three nights. It'll be like a dream come true in so many ways.
  • Current Location: Shower is calling me...
  • Current Mood: busy busy
  • Current Music: Gabriel Faure - Apres un Reve (After a Dream)
I actually wanted Slytherin, but I guess I picked too intellectually and ended up in Ravenclaw. It was a long time sorting me though, so I may have been on the fence - LOL.

Well, I can probably practice a spell or two before I have to leave - :-D

- Erulisse (one L)
I can't find the objects I'm supposed to collect and am stuck at the first scene!
Usually there is a single point of a picture that when you click once will bring something into closer focus and when clicked again will bring it one step closer. It is never more than two moves.

If you are talking about Diagon Alley and your shopping list, you need to click on one of the upper windows on the left which will turn into stained glass and pulse. Then look on the ground between the people in the back right to find and click on your shopping list. I have gotten into the habit of clicking on each picture numerous times to find whatever I can before progressing to looking at the added characters or any supplementary information.

I love the additional notes that JK put in on character development, names, additional ideas that never made it or enhanced character information. Very fun. Just no time to spend a lot of time with it right now. Fortunately I'm in no hurry.

- Erulisse (one L)