Meme from gabri_jadeComment on this post, and I will choose seven interests from your profile and ask you to explain what they mean, and why you are interested in them. Post this along with your answers in your journal so that others can play. Anne McCaffrey
Author of The Dragonriders of Pern, as well as some fun science fiction stuff. I first starting reading her work in middle school because, well, DRAGONS! She also has some... interesting views on tent pegs. But still fun books. :pArrogant Worms
A brilliantly hilarious Canadian comedy band that also does some freaking GORGEOUS harmonies when you'd least expect them (such as in a song called "Brian's Balls"). They actually DON'T sing "The War of 1812", but they do sing such gems as "The Last Saskatechewan Pirate" and "Canada's Really Big". And my Olympic themesong for Canada... "Rocks and Trees" :pHan Solo
Everyone's favourite no good half witted scruffy looking NERF HERDER. I mean, what's NOT to love about Han Solo? Also, he shot first. :pinventing languages
For a while there was a language inventing task in the House Cup. Tess and I always had a BLAST doing it. We invented a whole House Elf culture to explain our language. Then we did Giant Squiddese. We made * and several other random symbols letters solely so d*mn was pronounceable (it's pronounced "doom", in case you're wondering :p). We also put apostrophes everywhere because we'd always wanted to invent a language with a bunch of superfluous apostrophes. For some reason, this task went away next game. :pmythological dysfunctional families
Believe it or not, I actually had this interest BEFORE I started reading Sandman. Mythological families tend to be incredibly dysfunctional... and it's incredibly entertaining. :procksay off
One night I posted a House Cup task and went to bed. The next morning, we realized that it contained the phrase "Normally Godric would be rocksay off". Tess and I never DID figure out what "rocksay off" was SUPPOSED to be. Now it's the follow up to "rock on!" :p But man, I wish I could figure out what that typo was SUPPOSED to be. :psloshed stus
Part of the Insane Ravenclaw fanon. They're self aware characters based on various Ravenclaw players. Originally they were invented to fulfill the "students getting drunk" challenge fic requirement. By the time Nicky stopped including that requirement, the Stus had taken on a life of their own. The drinking is actually a cover for the fact that they're the Headmaster's secret world saving force. The tradition goes back to the sixth year of Hogwarts' existance.