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|Friday, December 11th, 2009|
|Monday, October 12th, 2009|
|Tuesday, June 30th, 2009|
and I are proud to present hp_triangle
, a fic exchange for love triangles and threesomes of all shapes and sizes. You've got a Sirius/Remus/James love triangle or one of any
kind? We've got a home for you. We welcome all HP characters, no matter how rare or be it het, slash, femslash, next-gen, cross-gen or any combination whatsoever!
Author/artist sign-ups begin in two days
on July 1
. Be there! Click on the banner below for more information.
|Sunday, January 18th, 2009|
Hunting a serious Sirius for a Snack
Good afternoon! I am looking for a Sirius role player and so I decided to look here. Fascinating, no? Anyway, it is for a one on one role play over AIM, MSN, or YIM. Feel free to send me a message over LJ or comment on my journal if you are interested. Keep in mind I am looking for a para/multi-para role player and I have plots. Thanks!
- CJ Current Mood: hopeful
|Tuesday, July 15th, 2008|
Dog Agility Equipment - Free Play Or Competition? by Brad Carlson - ArticleCity.com
Dog Agility Equipment - Free Play Or Competition?
by: Brad Carlson
There are five factors to consider before you and your dog decide which agility direction you want to focus on. First, there is fun with your dog at home . Second, there is competiton where many people have that "gotta win" inside their bodies (and I'm one of them!). Third, you will need to find out if you and your dog just want to have some fun and exercise at a club for a social and competitive outing. Fourth, there are pros and cons with running through the dog agility equipment for fun or competition. And lastly, make a decision and stick with it.
I've had people come to me and say their dog can jump high, is full of energy, has a hunger to run and jump, etc. But that does not mean all dog trainers and their dogs will want to compete in the agility sport ring. You might get the impression your dog just wants to have some fun, so make an effort to set up an agility course in your backyard, or get together with a small group. I am not suggesting to set up a whole agility course, we know its costly and takes up a lot of space, and we know most of your backyards will not be able to fit all equipment. Instead, set up a few obstacles such as some jumps and weaves, make up your own course. Or just have your dog do most of the exercise jumping over bars and chasing a ball or frisbee. You might want to get involved in social activities such as dog or breed clubs. There are a lot of clubs just starting agility, or just getting together to have some fun and to socialize, a healthy atmosphere to gather around dogs. Even clubs that have a competitive group also welcome newcomers to join a beginners class.
To train and prepare your dog for competition takes time, patience, and more patience. Converting from the fun atmosphere in your backyard or club to the competition level changes your spontaneous free play to planned training sessions and goals of putting in more training time.
Training for competition requires lots of teamwork. You and your dog need to know each other well, trust each other, and find your weaknesses and strengths in both of you. To be successful in competition, your dog must have a "clean run", meaning no bars knocked down, making the contacts, running on course, and making the time. Gee, that's a huge challenge to do all that in one run. This does require training specific behaviors for each obstacle. You need to ask yourself "are we willing and capable of working hard?" If that's what you want and your dog is able, then get start with simple training methods, do one thing at a time, until both of you can move on to the next harder method of training. Competition on Animal Planets channel on TV as well as games such as Great Outdoors on ESPN looks so easy for the handlers and their dog running the agility course. Don't forget the fact that it took most of them 3-5 years to reach that level, or more.
If you can't decide which direction to go, free play or competition, let your dog do the speaking. Play with your dog, throw a frisbee, ball, play tug o war, take up obedience training, give yourself some time, maybe 2-4 months. That will give you a better idea what your dog enjoys. Making a decision on either free play or competition, there is no right or wrong answer. Every dog owner and their dog will make an agreement or pact on what kind of activity they choose. However, one needs to observe carefully the talents, limitations, and desire each dog has. For instance, a border collie that loves to run and jump all over the agility equipment, but is asked to do training for obedience, which requires lots of sits, stays, gos, and comes, may find it difficult to be still The bottom line is to find out what makes your dog happy and how you can have a good time with your dog. Do not force your dog to run in the agility ring when it wants to just stay at home, or do not force it to stay at home where it wants to get out and go.
There are some pros and cons with free play vs. competition agility. The good part about free play training is that there is no pressure to perform the best whereas competition requires no mistakes in the ring to be successful. Free play training is also less costly vs. competition. In competition, the equipment must meet the organizations standard requirements. Most competition agility equipment must be made from metal, which is expensive to purchase. Agility clubs have their own facility to train, but it will cost to practice or train at their club. Some clubs will charge a member monthly fee, or pay as you run the course or by time.
Don't wait until your dog gets too old to even walk anymore. Make a decision which way you want to go. You might want to wait up to 5 years of your dogs life before deciding to continue have free play agility and let you dog be a dog, or get into the competion mode. Remember no matter what kind of dog you have, it takes hours, months, and even years to train for competiion. Unless your dog tells you playing with balls and frisbees is good enough for dog life. You might make the wrong decision, but its never a bad one if you keep them both fun for the dog. And your dog probably don't give a hoot what you decide!
|Sunday, March 23rd, 2008|
|Friday, January 5th, 2007|
Part of the Pack, HP fic
Title: Part of the Pack
Fandom: Harry Potter
Disclaimer: Me is not JK.
Summary: How can someone want two different things? How can they hate their heritage with a passion, yet yearn to please his parents? Sirius’ friends can’t explain but can only help him realise where he truly belongs. Current Mood: tired
|Friday, August 11th, 2006|
|Wednesday, August 10th, 2005|
GO GET SORTED! At hat_sorting
you can meet friends, bask in house glory, earn points, and talk about everything Harry Potter. It's a lot of fun and if you go add me on your application! Current Mood: crazy
|Thursday, July 28th, 2005|
I just wanted to inform everyone that the Official Mugglenet.com Live Journal Community has been created, and is officially open. It was created to serve as a haven for all Harry Potter fans, and can be accessed by searching the user name muggle_net or by clicking on the link below. Join, and share comments, questions, requests, suggestions, information, news, fan art, fan fiction, your love for the Harry Potter series, both movie and book, and anything else.http://www.livejournal.com/community/muggle_net/
I hope to see you there.
I dont know if these type of posts are allowed. If they are not, im sorry. Just tell me and I will delete it. Current Mood: happy
|Friday, December 3rd, 2004|
Sorry if this isn't allowed...
Hey everyone, hopefully this is ok, but i just wanted to promote the community hogwarts_elite
just in case anyone here doesn't know about it - it's a great sorting community and it's always active. We have regular Hogsmeade Weekends, competitions, places for fanart, fanfics, and a graphics exchange area too. And even better, if you're accepted, you get to call yourself 'elite.' :)
Hope to see you around there!
|Sunday, November 7th, 2004|
Hey everyone, I just joined. I figured I probably should be in a Sirius guild, considering how slighlty obsessed I am. Anyways yeah, I'm just posting to say hello, if you add me I'll add you back. If you want to chat on msn then add firstname.lastname@example.org
On an exciting note, only 16 days until PoA comes out on DVD with the box set of all the DVDs!
^_^Kai Current Mood: accomplished
|Monday, October 25th, 2004|
If this is not allowed I’m sorry please just delete
Want to join a New Harry Potter RP with Cannon characters, great plots, and fun people that also allows slash. Then ashes_rp
is for you.Voldemort is dead.
It is the fall of 1998, and the Wizarding world is finally moving on. With a good number of Reparo spells and some administrative muscle, things seem to be returning to normal.
…or so it seems.
While the Dark Lord may be dead for good this time, that doesn’t mean that dark wizards are gone as well. The Ministry and its international counterparts has done its best to capture as many of the Death Eaters as possible, but a good number of them are still on the loose.
A new figure appears to be taking the role as the head of this fallen group, but not much is known about him. What is known about him, though, is that he is slowly bringing together the remaining groups of Death Eaters, trying to consolidate his power.
There may be peace now, but will it last? The aurors are trying to stop this new threat, but it is unknown whether or not another war against dark wizards shall begin.
Thus, our story begins…
|Thursday, October 14th, 2004|
Hey I'm new here and ABSOLUTELY in love with Sirius.
So I saw HPPoA the day it came out, right after school, and while I was watching it, I thought that Sirius looked sort of like Jesus. (You know what I mean.) So I went home and designed a "Sirius is my Homeboy" shirt - a play on the "Jesus is my Homeboy" shirts that you can get at Urban Outfitters.
A couple months later, and what used to just be a design on a shirt for myself is now available to everyone and their mom! Kaizoku Designs
is screenprinting my design on high quality tshirts and you can get your own for less than $15! That is the only place you (should) be able to buy the shirts, and I think it's a real great way to show your love for Sirius.
|Monday, September 27th, 2004|
Hello! I'm new here and just wanted to say hi!
Join passthequaffle ! A great new community that has just started. Post ANYTHING Harry Potter related here, such as icons, rumors, fan art, wallpaper, book clues, movie info, you name it!
|Monday, September 6th, 2004|
|Saturday, July 17th, 2004|
|Friday, July 2nd, 2004|
New HP RPG Community!
Come one, come all! This is a new Harry Potter Roleplaying community, for all you HP enthusiasts out there.
The time is 1 year before Harrys birth, 2 years before Voldemorts downfall. The wizarding world is in chaos, half of the wizards revealing themselves as Death Eaters, the other half too scared to do anything. There is hope however. There are a small band of wizards and witches who are willing to try and stop Voldemort, headed by Albus Dumbledore. Hogwarts is still running, though classes are regurly dispruted by Auror searches of the castle, much to Dumbledores annoyance. The main focus of classes is defence against the Dark Arts, though some feel the Dark Arts themselves should be taught to the students. Dumbledore is trying to keep the school unaffected by whats happening, but its hard when students parents are dying, and their world is in chaos.
The muggle world is in slight turmoil, though they have yet to spot a connection between all the random acts of violence happening across the globe, putting it down to "bad luck" or "bad karma". Muggle Authorities have been told by the Ministry whats happening, but they refuse to realise Voldemorts full potential danger.
We need good guys, bad guys, everyone!! The focus is on the Order of the Phoenix (the original ones) who, incidentaly, are all named in the user info of the community. We are also focusing on Voldemort, and what hes up to with his minions etc. In order for this community to work WE
!!! so come and check it out!! Feel free to tell your friends too!! thanks, kirsty xx
(Im sorry of this is not meant to be here, just let me know and ill delete it. thanks k, xx