Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Callobius severus

Beberapa saat lalu, di milis Snape dibicarakan, bagaimana kalau patronus Snape itu adalah laba-laba. Ternyata ada laba-laba yang namanya Callobius severus...

Dan puisi ini:

Mary Howitt (1799-1888)
The Spider and the Fly


Will you walk into my parlour?" said the Spider to the Fly,
'Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I've a many curious things to shew when you are there."
Oh no, no," said the little Fly, "to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair can ne'er come down again."

"I'm sure you must be weary, dear, with soaring up so high;
Will you rest upon my little bed?" said the Spider to the Fly.
"There are pretty curtains drawn around; the sheets are fine and thin,
And if you like to rest awhile, I'll snugly tuck you in!"
Oh no, no," said the little Fly, "for I've often heard it said,
They never, never wake again, who sleep upon your bed!"

Said the cunning Spider to the Fly, " Dear friend what can I do,
To prove the warm affection I 've always felt for you?
I have within my pantry, good store of all that's nice;
I'm sure you're very welcome -- will you please to take a slice?"
"Oh no, no," said the little Fly, "kind Sir, that cannot be,
I've heard what's in your pantry, and I do not wish to see!"

"Sweet creature!" said the Spider, "you're witty and you're wise,
How handsome are your gauzy wings, how brilliant are your eyes!
I've a little looking-glass upon my parlour shelf,
If you'll step in one moment, dear, you shall behold yourself."
"I thank you, gentle sir," she said, "for what you 're pleased to say,
And bidding you good morning now, I'll call another day."

The Spider turned him round about, and went into his den,
For well he knew the silly Fly would soon come back again:
So he wove a subtle web, in a little corner sly,
And set his table ready, to dine upon the Fly.
Then he came out to his door again, and merrily did sing,
"Come hither, hither, pretty Fly, with the pearl and silver wing;
Your robes are green and purple -- there's a crest upon your head;
Your eyes are like the diamond bright, but mine are dull as lead!"

Alas, alas! how very soon this silly little Fly,
Hearing his wily, flattering words, came slowly flitting by;
With buzzing wings she hung aloft, then near and nearer drew,
Thinking only of her brilliant eyes, and green and purple hue --
Thinking only of her crested head -- poor foolish thing! At last,
Up jumped the cunning Spider, and fiercely held her fast.
He dragged her up his winding stair, into his dismal den,
Within his little parlour -- but she ne'er came out again!

And now dear little children, who may this story read,
To idle, silly flattering words, I pray you ne'er give heed:
Unto an evil counsellor, close heart and ear and eye,
And take a lesson from this tale, of the Spider and the Fly.

What do you think?

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The People vs Severus Snape

Ikuti persidangan The People vs Severus Snape. Apakah kau termasuk dalam Prosecutors atau Defenders?

Monday, January 09, 2006

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Severus Snape!
(itu juga kalau kau berhasil mencapai tahun 2006, hiks!)

Monday, January 02, 2006

Snape's Resolutions

"Er, Severus?" Albus frowned at his Potions Master, as he read the short roll of parchment sitting on Snape's desk.

He took a sip of fine amber mead, and re-read the list in front of him.

"Yes, Headmaster?" Snape looked up from his own glass of mead.

"These...er, these New Year's resolutions..."

"Yes?" A bit impatiently this time. "What about them?"

Albus pushed his glasses back on his long, crooked nose, and began to read:

"I, Severus Snape, hereby resolve to:
1. Be nicer to dunderheads.
2. Stop being so sarcastic and rude.
3. Be nicer to that damned Potter.
4. Be nicer to that damned Weasley.
5. Try to tolerate that know-it-all Granger.
6. Stop being so rude to that damned McGonagall.
7. Stop being so rude to that damned Flitwick.
8. Stop being so rude to that damned Sprout.
9. Be more tolerant to the Headmaster's idiocies.
10. Lose ten pounds."

"Yes, Headmaster? What about my resolutions?"

"Do you really think you need to lose ten pounds?"


[According to "meatballmceachern" di milis Snape...]

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Snape muda

Beberapa hari lalu di milis indo-harrypotter, mitalucu dan imut dan elwen merundingkan kira-kira siapa yang bakal jadi Snape muda di OotP nanti. Pilihan jatuh pada Gerard Way, vokalis My Chemical Romance. Band-nya Amrik tapinya. Tapi setelah aku googling, ketahuan Gerard itu half-Italiano dan half-Scott. Nah lho! Bisa aja kalau gitu, ada unsur Scot-nya. Apalagi dia mau main sebagai Half-blood.. Hihi..

Ini dia Gerard Way:
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Trus, di milis Snape yang berbahasa Inggris, ada dua nama lain (ada beberapa sih tapi dua ini yang udah sempat aku googling) yaitu Jonathan Rhys Meyers, dan James Trent (dari band Nine Inch kalau nggak salah?)

Ini Rhys Meyers:
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Dan ini Trent:
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Bagaimana pendapat saudara-saudara?