Dawn in Pittsburgh. On my way to a somber day on the #tfiosmovie set.
Wow, dawn is so good. Cities are so good.
My favorite. My favorite my favorite. This has been my desktop wallpaper for the last few months. Because it is my favorite.
“Escape from Gringotts" by Mary GrandPré
I’ve always loved “The Final Hiding Place,” Chapter 27 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It’s such a beautiful moment in Harry, Ron, and Hermione’s journey. The calm before the storm, as they say.
The image above is from some random imgur link, since it’s the largest version I could find, but I originally discovered the piece while browsing Mary GrandPré’s collection of Harry Potter prints, which I found via that Buzzfeed article. The preview photo on the collection site is smaller but more vibrant in coloring (though I’m not sure I like this more), and you can buy the print for $800 or $425 (limited edition giclee on canvas/paper). I would probably be tempted if I had a bunch of money to throw around.
And then, again. -
I came back to this space not out of nostalgia, but maybe because it is a placemarker. There’s comfort knowing that the places one creates on the Internet hang around often enough for you to return. They barely look up, they aren’t dusty or worn, they are exactly the same.
And it’s comforting.
It’s been years, and it goes without saying that these months days weeks hours have brought forth within me so much newness and challenge that maybe even this small blinking cursor doesn’t know me.
I’m okay with that.
No, no. I love that.
So, again—allow me to type my scattered thoughts, my recipes, my revelations, my words.
These crumbs, my offering to a space that never knew I left.
Just as I am returning to Tumblr, someone I remember following long ago does so as well—albeit with more grace.
I recommend clicking, reading, following, etc.
"Hogwarts Castle" by Mary GrandPré
See more Harry Potter illustrations from the artist of the American covers at Buzzfeed.
Have you seen this yet?? The new cover for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was revealed today!! The cover art was done by Kazu Kibuishi, author of the Amulet series.
The complete repackaged series and a new boxed set will be available on August 27, 2013, as part of the celebration of the 15th anniversary of the US publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Stay tuned for more reveals!
Oh, I actually like this one.
Last night I made this note in my phone (roughly 3am)…I have no recollection of making it or any idea what it means.
Children: Amelia, Audrey, Cordelia, Fiona, Gemma, Griffin, Harper, James, Juliet, Oliver, Phoebe, Quinn, Rowena.
It’s typed exactly like that. What does it mean?
There’s not really a good reason why I’m reblogging this. It’s just a very pleasant sounding list of names.
Before I went to see Before Midnight, I watched Before Sunrise and commented that it was startling, even as someone who’s seen it many times, to see how young they really were. And someone pointed out something remarkable to me: For those of us who were roughly the same age as Jesse and Celine, it’s not that we don’t remember how young they were; it’s that we never registered how young they were to begin with, because we didn’t register how young we were. (via ‘Before Midnight’: Jesse And Celine Are Older Now, And So Are We : Monkey See)
Photo: Sony Pictures Classics
I feel like I have aged incredibly since I watched the first film, even though that happened just 11 months ago. I watched the second last night. And now—
Kurt Braunohler raised $6,000 on Kickstarter to “hire a man in a plane to write stupid things in the sky”
Happy 88th birthday to the Great American Novel.