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02 May 2012 @ 03:32 am
So after taking a brief, but very needed, hiatus from this meme (last week was a bitch-grandfather dying and finals week'll kill you), I am back. =)

So, the fourth person on my list of people I love is....my Psychology of Sex teacher, Pam! (I could google a pic of her for you, but that would be way too creepy, even for me.)

Yes, you read right. I took a class entitled Psychology of Sex this semester. I went into the class completely skeptical and sigh-y, as it was an 8am lecture twice a week, and I thought it would be uncomfortable talking about sex all the time. Little did I know that it would be awesome. Yeah, we talked about sex, and STD's, but we also talked about communication and how to better do so, we learned how to exercise certain muscles to have stronger orgasms (I'm serious) and we heard endless stories. And my teacher was THE SHIT. 

Pam was the best lecturer I've ever had the pleasure of listening to. She kept me awake and interested even at 8am, and she was absolutely hilarious. She's also wildly intelligent and runs her own practice, so she had tons of interesting stories to share with us. Her class was not a blow-off, but I worked hard and received an A, which I'm happy about. She was always up for additional feedback and listened to whatever you had to say. Plus, we totally had a blue folder where we could leave anonymous questions just like in sex ed ;) I loved Pam.
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23 April 2012 @ 01:29 am
The third person on my list of favorite people is my friend, Deb. I have a picture of her but I'd have to send it from my phone to my email and...meh. Maybe later.

I met Deb last semester in my program. I have a lot of friends at school, and they are all important to me for various reasons, but she comes to mind especially today because A) it still shocks me that someone like her would ever want to be friends with someone like me and B) she has done a lot for me even though we haven't known each other that long. Deb is really good friends with this other girl in my program, Carly (who I also went to high school with) and they're both kind of...exclusive. This sounds very mature, obviously (note the sarcasm) but they both just kind of hang out with each other and with nobody else. At first I thought they were stuck up snots, but they were the first real friends I made, and Deb especially has been a really great friend to me. She goes out of her way to help me study for my anatomy class by having me over to her house before each test, making note cards with me, talking me down off my ledge and telling me I can do it. One day recently I was just not in a good place. Everything has kind of been falling down around me and at the time I just wanted to crawl into a hole and die. She called me after school and asked me what was wrong because she noticed I wasn't myself that day and talked to me until I stopped crying and told me to shut up when I kept apologizing. It sounds stupid, but no one has ever done that for me-actually noticed when something was wrong. It meant a lot to me. She's kind of like my real-life secretsalex :)

I don't know, a lot of my other friends say they don't like her because they think she's stuck up and I just always tell them that she does a lot for me and she's a great person. So here's lookin' at you, Deb, you crazy kid. I hope she gets into grad school, she's wait-listed at a couple right now. She deserves it.
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21 April 2012 @ 07:20 pm
...of my 100 favorite people blog challenge is...
V.C. Andrews. Okay, this woman. She was the shit. In fact, she continues to be the shit past the grave, since she died in the mid-80's. She was the author of the hugely popular Flowers in the Attic series in the 70's, and she wrote a lot of other books-almost all of which were part of series of fucked up books. Her books all pushed hugely taboo issues, mainly incest. Flowers in the Attic is a giant incest-fest where brothers and sisters are doing each other and pro-creating and it's...I just remember reading it when I was, like, 13 and feeling like I was getting away with something. She left so many notes of new books behind that her family hired a ghost writer to continue her books, creating new series that are still being published today.

None of her books are particularly well written. They are full of purple prose, alliterations and they border on cheesy romance novels. But they're totally readable because as you are reading, you're laughing and going "LOL What the fuck." It's on my bucket list to read everything she's written. Has anyone out there read any V.C. Andrews? Please tell me if you have. 
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20 April 2012 @ 10:40 pm
So apparently there is a thing floating around LJ called the 100 things blogging challenge.
I stole my idea from secretsalex, who also prompted me for my list topic to be 100 people that Amber loves. Do I know 100 people that I love? Well, not personally, but there's at least 100 totally awesome people that I've heard of out there. SO, challenge accepted.

The first person that Amber loves is... *drumroll*
Kate Winslet. Okay, there are a million awesome people out there but I am currently going through kind of a Titanic obsession (I'm such a sucker for that movie. I have seen it three times in theaters within the past week and a half and I AIN'T EVEN MAD). Like, I want to write fanfic for it :X 

Anyways. I love Kate Winslet. I have loved her since I first saw Titanic when I was 7 years old, and continued to love her through so many other things, especially Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Revolutionary Road. She was the first person who kind of registered on my radar as one of those people that Hollywood shit on and I thought it was total BS. I remember after Titanic came out and everyone was saying how fat she is and at the age of 7 looking at her and thinking everyone was crazy. She has stood up against magazines for airbrushing the shit out of her when they put her on the cover. She's sassy and not afraid to say what she thinks (see recent article where she says Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" is the worst song of all time-she is correct). I ship her and Leonardo DiCaprio so hard. She is beautiful and flawless and I have a major girl crush on her. Go Kate!


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So, I'm not sure how up everyone else is on the comings and goings of Daniel Radcliffe (my guess is probably not much--I just love that damn boy) but he began filming in the beginning of March for his 2013 film, Kill Your Darlings, which is about the poets of the beat generation. Dan plays Allen Ginsberg...and he is playing a gay role.

Oh. my. lanta. Pics have begun surfacing of filming and my fangirl heart cannot contain itself. 

look at his adorable jewfro!!


So cute, I can't contain it.

I got all images from Tumblr. Have a look at my tracked tag of Kill Your Darlings.
Author: yerawizardamber
Title: You Stole My (candy conversation) Heart
Characters/Pairings: Harry/Draco
Rating: G
Warnings: So much fluff that you might choke on it. Sexual innuendos. Dialogue only.
Disclaimer: I don't own HP and make no profit from this. All rights belong to JK Rowling and associated.
Word Count: 250
Summary: In which Harry and Draco bond through candy conversation hearts.
A/N: This is only dialogue and it's way fluffy. :) Written for a Valentine's prompt over at hd_seasons .


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Title: There's Nothing Here Worth Saving
Characters/Pairings: Albus Severus/Scorpius
Rating: PG
Warnings: Swearing, mentions of infidelity, ~angst
Disclaimer: I don't own HP and I make no profits from this story. I just make them do fun stuff :]
Word Count: 620
Summany: Al and Scorpius end their casual arrangement with a kiss.
A/N: Written for the last kiss challenge over on FF.net. Unbeta'd so any mistakes are mine.

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03 February 2012 @ 09:21 pm
Okay, being a huge shameless Dan Rad fangirl, it's obvious that I made it my mission to go see The Woman in Black at midnight last night. It took a certain amount of effort (the 2 people who originally were going to go canceled on me at the last minute, and almost everyone else was busy), Paige, who is like my little sis came even though she had school in the morning (like, high school in the morning) and Lindsay from work and her boyfriend tagged along, too. So, having achieved said midnight show, and being a fangirl, a certain amount of squeeing now needs to be done.

LYKEOMFG it was amazing. It was wonderful, and amazing, and so scary, and he was great. Really. Now I want everyone to know that I would have seen this movie even if Dan hadn't been in it. I am a glutton for horror films, but it's very rare that a scary movie will actually scare me, like aside from the making-me-jump kind. The last movie I saw that scared me was Insidious, which was very surprising because usually PG-13 scary movies suck. That movie was terrifying, though. And The Woman in Black was scary, too. It made me scream (twice, but not obnoxiously, I promise and I wasn't the only one...I wasn't that girl) and while it makes you jump a lot, it's not in a bad way. It builds the tension nicely, and while people's main bitch seems to be that it was a lot of him walking around in the house 'investigating', I didn't hate that, because you didn't know (at the time) who this woman was or when she would show up or what even would show up. Am I making sense? I would've liked this movie even if Daniel Radcliffe wasn't in it.

Although, boy was looking fine. Even Paige leaned over and whispered, "His hair looks so good. Mmm." This of course was right before he rode on the train and she leaned over and went "He's on the Hogwarts Express! Where's Ron?" Trololol, Paige. Trololol. :) 

On that note, it must be said that he really is a good actor. Anybody who bitches about him being a poor actor on the Potter films needs to either A)see him on stage, which is where he really shines or B) see The Woman in Black, because he was really good. It's not as if he had a lot he could bring to Harry-Harry is a fully fleshed out character that millions of people around the world know and love like a friend. It's not like he can take creative license with him. But he really becomes Arthur Kipps. My only thing is that he kind of looked too young to be playing widowed single father, but at the same time, he does it so well and he is so flipping adorable with his godson, Misha, who plays his son, that you don't even care. It's precious. 

Please go see it and pee your pants like I did. You will not be disappointed. Me and uhmaezingg are going on Monday ;) 8am lecture on Tuesday? Not as important as seeing this movie again with my best friend.

OH-and that awkward moment when you use an At-A-Glance calendar for school and you're browsing through February and on the 21st in big letters it says "next gen fest due!" and your friend leans over and goes "what's next gen fest?" and you just have to awkwardly clear your throat and ask a question about the study guide for your test.
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I'm currently bored stiff-3 tests this week means no homework this weekend except reading, huzzah!-so I am DOING THAT DRARRY MEME. Yeah, it was supposed to be done in 30 days but who cares? 
The meme can be found HERE and the entries to my first 3 answers can be found HERE, HERE and HERE. Enjoy. 

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31 January 2012 @ 10:02 am
I will fully and willingly admit to anyone that I loved Deathly Hallows part 2. I could watch that movie all damn day, every day, and still (at least) sniffle/sob at the Prince's Tale and the King's Cross scene. Were there parts of it that I didn't like, and parts of the book that absolutely should have made it into the last two films? Yes, definitely. The fight between Lupin and Harry, TEDDY'S EXISTENCE, the dynamics between Dumbledore and Grindelwald and Ariana's story. In my opinion, DH (the book) was wonderful and beautiful and just..my feels, there were too many of them the entire time I read it. The biggest thing for me was that I spent 6 books and almost 10 years loving and implicitly trusting Dumbledore. However, in DH, we're suddenly forced to confront the fact that he wasn't this omniscient, ever present, all-knowing being who had everything mapped out. He didn't just not know what was going to happen, he left a lot of it up to guess work and hoping and in the hands of an 11 year old, to boot. Not only that, but we also find out that he wasn't an inherently good person, that he went through his Dark phase in his youth. Point? I wish they had incorporated that in. 

But I still fucking loved Deathly Hallows part 1 and 2 (particularly part 2). Except...have I been looking at it through rose-colored, emotional, "fuck, my favorite series is coming to a close" glasses?

Someday for my school's HP book club posted THIS ARTICLE from Mugglenet on Facebook and...maybe I've been too nice about DH2. I disagree with the fact that it was a 'bad boring movie made only for fans of the books' because I know people who haven't read the books (or the last ones) who said they actually liked the last movie when they hadn't enjoyed many of the previous ones. I love the comment about Teddy, though. How the fuck is the audience supposed to know who that is if they haven't read the book? But anyways, I'm coming to terms with the fact that probably the reason I liked it so much (and saw it 7 times) is because it was the end, it was all they had left to give me, and I didn't want to fight it. There was stuff they messed up on, stuff that made me scratch my head, and canon stuff that should have been left in. But........LEAVE ME ALONE, I'm gonna go hug my Blu-Ray and cry.

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