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Nov. 29th, 2011

L'amour, no?

So, my darling husband is working on a degree at the moment, and he's had to take a course he considers to be "utter fluff".

In short, he has to write a story (using either fictional or non-fiction characters) that show how modern media has effected their lives.

So, he's been working on it for days, and he gave me the final version for me to read tonight. I felt a bit like Severus Snape marking one of Potter's potion reports. My red pen was slashing marks all over the page, and writing things like "you're putting past-tense with current tense" and "you've used the word 'community' three times in this sentence alone, can you think of another word to use?"

I finally handed it to him, and watched as he read my notes. He finally put the work down and said "I'm no good at this. Will you write it for me?"

I guess he saw the glint in my eye, because he immediately snatched the report to his chest and said "no, on second thoughts, if you wrote it, you'd have my character wearing a gimp mask and tied to a table as some man named Franz gets acquainted with him!"

It was on the tip of my tongue to say "Severus, actually..." but I just smiled.

But it would have made for an interesting story, no? Of course, the challenge would be exactly where to fit the digital media in amongst the sex....

I almost hate it that he knows me as well as he does!

Dec. 17th, 2010

For those of you who rely heavily on Delicious - UPDATE

Read here:

"delicious blog

Dec 17 2010
What’s Next for Delicious?

Many of you have read the news stories about Delicious that began appearing yesterday. We’re genuinely sorry to have these stories appear with so little context for our loyal users. While we can’t answer each of your questions individually, we wanted to address what we can at this stage and we promise to keep you posted as future plans get finalized.

Is Delicious being shut down? And should I be worried about my data?

- No, we are not shutting down Delicious. While we have determined that there is not a strategic fit at Yahoo!, we believe there is a ideal home for Delicious outside of the company where it can be resourced to the level where it can be competitive.

"What is Yahoo! going to do with Delicious?

- We’re actively thinking about the future of Delicious and we believe there is a home outside the company that would make more sense for the service and our users. We’re in the process of exploring a variety of options and talking to companies right now. And we’ll share our plans with you as soon as we can.

What if I want to get my bookmarks out of Delicious right away?

- As noted above, there’s no reason to panic. We are maintaining Delicious and encourage you to keep using it. That said, we have export options if you so choose. Additionally, many services provide the ability to import Delicious links and tags.

We can only imagine how upsetting the news coverage over the past 24 hours has been to many of you. Speaking for our team, we were very disappointed by the way that this appeared in the press. We’ll let you know more as things develop."

That's a bit of good news, so you might want to hold off on paying money to pinpad or spending hours moving all of your links to another site. It looks like Delicious has no intention of going down without a hellova fight.

To those of us who run news journals like the SS/HP Prophet, and the potter_prophet, this is very very good news, as we are highly dependent on Delicious, which has been a pretty damn decent site, all things considered.

*Takes a deep breath and exhales*

The news isn't as dire as we all thought.

Dec. 23rd, 2009

Pimpity Pimpity Pimping some awesome Pondi art for li'l ol' moi!!

Thanks to the lovely [info]accioslash for commissioning this and the uber talented [info]ponderosa121 for creating it. I've never had art created for a story that I've written before (because we all know how prolific I am at writing). But I am squeeing like a little girl over this art.

It's the last one down the list.

A Couple of Lads Named Severus

Oct. 10th, 2009

Who here has an ipod touch?

I'm thinking of getting Mr. Magic Helmet an Ipod Touch for xmas, but finding consumer reports has been challenging.

So, I turn to you, my dear f-list, to tell me what you know about them.

Are they worth the money? If so, why? If not, why?

The mister doesn't want a cell phone, so the phone is definitely not in the running.

He has an ipod nano now and uses it daily, so I thought the next best thing would be the Ipod Touch.

So, I KNOW you lot have opinions... so lets have 'em.

Jun. 22nd, 2009

Heads up everyone: MAJOR fanfiction thief on the loose

This person is madly uploading other peoples work to her account. She is crediting the author, but I bet she doesn't have permission...

So far, aspeninthesunlight, and aeryun is there, greengecko, teddylonglong, among 20 pages of others....

Have a look - your work might be there.

May. 10th, 2009

Fic: The Symbolism of Symbolism - written for the 2009 Snarry-A-Thon

Title: The Symbolism of Symbolism
Author: magic_helmet
Rating: PG for a mention of sex
Word count: 2877
Warning(s): None
Prompt: Severus with Wings wrapped around Harry
Summary: When beauty is in the eye of the beholder, when a picture doesn't quite equal a thousand words, what do you do?
A/N: Betaed by the amazing [info]sansa1970 Thanks also to [info]hpstrangelove and [info]starcrossdkayla for their encouragement and sharp eyes.

The Symbolism of Symbolism  )

Dec. 10th, 2008

Happy Holidays, everyone!

Usually I don't bother posting non-fandom stuff here, but I couldn't resist this.

Christmas Gift Toy & MySpace Layouts at

Nov. 29th, 2008

Unnamed Snarry written by Madame Mystery Writer

I have been glum this past week due to my personal life completely unravelling. (No, it's likely not as bad as it seems, and when it's behind me, I'll likely look back and call myself a wimp for allowing it to consume me as much as it has) But anyway, this was written for me by someone who prefers to remain anonymous. (Thank you, my dearest anonymouse!)

It's dark, it's non-con, it's delicious, and I know of at least one other person who will be loving this (yes, I'm stink-eyeing you [info]hpstrangelove).

Enjoy and if the urge strikes, please comment, as I'm sure my mystery writer will be reading the replies. (PS - if anyone has a suggestion for a name, I'm all ears)

Unnamed Snarry
Rating: NC-17
Warning for Chan, non-con
Summary: Just a darkish little one-shot of Snape bending Harry to his will. (Did I mention this was chan?)
Word Count: 2,032
Posted with permission!

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Sep. 18th, 2008

1. Take a picture of yourself right now.
2. Don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair - just take a picture.
3. Post that picture with NO editing.
4. Post these instructions with the picture.

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Sep. 15th, 2008

Suuuuuuper Sekrit Meme

Super Secret Meme:

1. There are 30 questions.
2. Next to each number, write only the name of the person who fits.
3. Answer one question with one name.
4. Don't tell the questions to anyone who isn't doing the meme.

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Sep. 12th, 2008

For those of us who haven't seen "Equus"

You might want to check these photo's out while you can.

You're welcome.

Aug. 31st, 2008

My entry for Bring Back the Porn

Title: The Veil
Author: [info]magic_helmet
(Fandom)Pairing: Harry Potter - Severus Snape/Harry Potter
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 4,647
Summary: Unfortunately for Harry, he had his mother's eyes.
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters belong to J.K. Rowling. No monetary profit has or will be made on this story.
Highlight for Warnings: * Non-Con, Dirty-Talk, Mild violence *
Beta: Endless thanks go to [info]joanwilder. Thanks for your encouragement and excellent proofreading skills. Thanks as well to [info]starcrossdkayla and [info]roedhunt for allowing me to bounce ideas off them.
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Aug. 18th, 2008

Radcliffe on the Deathly Hallows and nudity!

And fresh from stripping off onstage in the London production of Equus last year, Radcliffe said he is ready to bare all for the final Harry Potter film.

The actor wants to appear naked in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - if the script demands it.

The release of the sixth Harry Potter film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been delayed until next summer.

Meanwhile, filming of the Deathly Hallows is due to begin in the Spring, after Daniel finishes his Broadway run in Equus.

At its climax the ghost of Hogwarts Headmaster Professor Dumbledore appears to Harry as he hovers between life and death after a killing spell by Lord Voldemort.

And in the dream sequence his mentor explains to the boy wizard how he can defeat the powers of evil.

Radcliffe said he re-read JK Rowling's book in preparation for the start of filming and made the surprising discovery that Harry is naked during the scene.

He said: 'At first, I thought I had pants on. Apparently not.'

And the actor confessed he was willing to play the part nude.

With bravado, he said: 'Bah, I've sort of done that. It's all old hat now, really.'


*rocks back and forth while rubbing rabbit foot desperately*

Aug. 7th, 2008

I have some people who I ow a big thank you to.

I just wanted to say thanks to [info]synn, [info]ariadneelda, [info]realpestilence, [info]gin_gonic, [info]rosiegirl22001, [info]gaycrow, [info]svartalfur, [info]eeyore9990, [info]djin7, [info]aliciamasters, [info]vain, [info]ptyx, [info]corvus_coronis and [info]murklins for your lovely birthday wishes!

You guys keep the fandom glowing brightly!

I'm really touched by your birthday wishes.


Apr. 17th, 2008

Muchos cuteness and a question

Does anyone know any Lucius/Harry communities on LJ? I know they are pretty few and far between, but if anyone has any that they would like to suggest, please don't hesitate.

Now for the cuteness....

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Apr. 9th, 2008

The Cash Buyeth, Clumbiness Doth Take it Away..

I have been saving my little pennies for a new computer desk for a while now, and the one I wanted came on sale, so today after work, I hopped in my little tinker-toy of a car, and with debit card bravely in hand, bought my new desk. Rather than be patient, and wait for the free delivery, the poor Staples boy helped me push and squeeze my new desk into my car. Believe me, if you saw my car, and you saw the size of the package we managed to get into it, you would think it was an impossible fit, but get it in, we did, much to the stares and laughter of many a passer-by.

I got home, and have been putting this baby together since approximately 3:00 this afternoon (It's currently 9:30 pm, if that gives you any idea of my talents at assembling things that require me to use a screwdriver...)

So, now I have a cracking new lovely desk with drawers, and shelves, and cubby holes galore, and a keyboard tray that is big enough to actually fit my ergo keyboard AND my mouse on at the same time! Oh Bliss!!! BLISS, I tell you!

Or it was, until we had set up my computer, and plugged everything in, and was about to move it back against the wall, when hubby we pushed the shelf instead of the base, and dislodged the shelf - which then came crashing down on my monitor - my monitor that I got for my last birthday 8 months ago - and the very same one that replaced my last monitor, which I shattered by attempting to kill a fly that had landed on my panel....

Good news, the monitor is fine... the bad news is the base is broken. Splintered would be an adequate description of it, actually. Shattered into teeny tiny pieces. I now have my monitor balanced precariously between 4 DVD's and leaning against the back of my new shiney table.

I will not say my favorite four letter work.

*Sigh* does anybody know if it is possible to have a base replaced? If not, I'm afraid I'm stuck with this broken, precariously balanced monitor for a very, very long time.

Why do I have such bad luck with monitors??? WHY???


Mar. 9th, 2008

the 7 things about me meme...

I don't usually participate in meme's but since I've been tagged more than once, I thought what the H....

A. List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself.
B. Tag seven people to do the same.
C. Do not tag the person who tagged you or say that you tag "whoever wants to do it."

1. I'm ambidextrous. I can do everything with both hands and quite often do - it depends how my desk is set up whether I will write with my left or my right hand.

2. I learned how to ride a horse before I could walk and had my first horse at age 4. I've competed both in the English ring (hunter/jumper) and the Western ring (rodeo's - barrel racing, pole bending and the flag race to be exact)

4. One of the best jobs I ever had was as a street vendor - selling jewelery. It's amazing what you learn from just sitting on a street and watching shit go down.

5. I once worked as a nanny for a once A-list movie star (sadly he isn't A-list anymore)

6. I have a Jeep that leaks. I once discovered mushrooms growing under the drivers seat.

7. I've lived in four countries so far.

There, that's pretty much the best I can do on such short notice...

I'm going to tag: [info]empathic_siren, [info]sansa, [info]starcrossdkayla, [info]roedhunt, [info]alisanne, [info]stageria and [info]zazil_z guys, no pressure, do the meme only if you want to...

Feb. 26th, 2008

God, I wish we could post Youtube here....

in anycase... run, don't walk to this little beauty here...

quoted from D-listed...

Daniel Radcliffe accepted some theater award for his work in Equus on Sunday night when the show's host, James Corden, ambushed him with a kiss. Daniel doesn't even try to deny it and he just goes with it. I don't blame the host. Harry Potter is that sexy. Even middle-aged straight men can't help wanting to put their lips all over him. I'm sure Daniel has to walk down the street with a bag over his head, because dogs, cats, women and men all try to get a piece of that.

The kiss is at around the 30 second mark"

Ok, that is one cool little dude to not get rattled by that in front of a live audience. Instead he just goes with the flow.

Feb. 23rd, 2008

Movie Meme!!!

Gacked from just about everybody in the fandom!

Answers have been posted within....

You should all know the drill by now...

1. Pick 15 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each one.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. No Googling/using IMDb search functions.
5. Fill in the film once it's been guessed.

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Look Who's Got A Permanent Account!!!!

I'm beyond speechless at this gift! Truly I am! Toy, thank you from the bottom of my heart!! You are too good to me, you really are!!!

Thank you, my friend.

Thank you!

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