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Report | 11/07/2012 9:25 am

Javier Cross

If its of any help, Snape's Potions-making book may be of use during the combat-lessons, actually.
Of course there may be more spells to consider than just the ones from that book, but Snape himself will get an honorary mention in that role-play if you decide to join.

Fair enough, although the Slytherin House in particular is getting decently received in that role-play and the Ravenclaws shown so far are being used to orchestrate combat tactics in group combat so far, when we get around to the combat aspects of it.
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Report | 11/07/2012 9:03 am

Javier Cross

I had to ask that, because I just got started on a major Potter-world role-play project a few months back.
Of course its done in a hidden group, so you may need an invite if you wish to check it out. xp
If I say it takes place about 5-6 years after the demise of Voldemort himself, would you believe me?

Old-Owl Rowling is my nickname for her, because she reminded me of an Owl.
I kid you not on that.
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Report | 11/07/2012 8:33 am

Javier Cross

You ever read any of the Harry Potter novels by J.K Rowling?*

1.) (AKA a Giant Snowy Owl in Human form?)
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Report | 11/07/2012 8:27 am

Javier Cross

You might want to stop me if you heard the question before, but have you ever role-played by chance? sweatdrop
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Report | 11/07/2012 7:44 am

Javier Cross

Pleased to meet you, Valkyrie Queen. :3
So may we speak?
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Report | 12/23/2011 5:57 am

x-OhhVietSwag

Thanks for buying.! (:
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Report | 12/02/2011 11:40 pm

sexy_stag

Why thank you very much! biggrin
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Report | 11/24/2011 6:32 pm

meep12345

Awesome Turkey avatar! cat_4laugh
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Report | 11/20/2011 9:45 am

Hussadee

Oh, I wanna say that I love your avatar! heart
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Report | 11/19/2011 12:06 pm

Hussadee

Thanks for the purchase, love.
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Report | 11/17/2011 11:54 am

Fetching Forsythia

Why thank you darling! ♥ I was indeed going for her fabulicious look. I'm hoping to compete in the arena soon when I come up with enough gold. smile
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Report | 11/16/2011 1:42 am

terradi

Lemur Cat has the kittens. smile Her latest album with her latest rescue is Aphrodite. I'm sure she'd be happy to hear from you!
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Report | 11/16/2011 1:35 am

terradi

I'm admin for the group, so the invitation is one of the easiest parts! I write the weekly shelter updates and update the photos for the Shiga shelters, though someone else does pictures for the Fukushima one.

You'll want to talk to David about coming down before you do. The shelter is run in the catteries attached to his home, and he does shelter work on top of a full-time job, so he's not always around. His wife, Susan, is in Fukushima right now running the Inawashiro shelter. As a bonus, if you tell David you're coming, I think he can arrange to get you some of that dog food. I think he has some still, but Susan may have it instead.
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Report | 11/15/2011 5:58 pm

terradi

Added! Once you accept I'll invite you to the group, if you don't beat me to it. I'm rurounigaijin.

The person with the surplus of kittens is a foreigner but speaks Japanese and English pretty well. Our group is actually run by a couple from Michigan. We're English-speaking first, and most of our volunteers are foreigners. We have some Japanese-speakers mixed in too. A few of the ladies who are regularly at the shelter are Japanese and we do work with people in the communities around the shelter in Japanese to find out who needs help and arrange for help for them. But low to no Japanese is definitely not an obstacle.
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Report | 11/15/2011 7:26 am

terradi

I meant the quasi-national park with the waterfall and the momiji. People hike up to it and I think it's what Minoh is famous for. I hadn't realized Banpaku was that close to Minoh. I've been there for plum blossoms, but not at any other time of the year.

You could foster if you're only going to be around a short while. We have a few cats that would flourish in homes of varying ages and sociability levels. If you want a really social cat that would just like to be by itself, I know we have a few candidates. We also pretty much always have kittens coming into and exiting the system. That's where my three fosters came from. Our shelter manager would be the first to tell you that even if you can only do a small thing it'd be appreciated. Coming down once a month would be pretty big. We do TNR programs, but because we're not government-funded, most of the money for spaying and neutering comes out of our own pockets. I've paid for both of the males I've brought in for neutering. I think it came to 7000 or 8000 yen total. I'm trying to catch temple cats in my neighborhood, but most of that is just getting them to be a bit more predictable in when they show up places so I can trap them the night before I head up to the shelter.

I know we have someone in Osaka who just took in (yet another) kitten. She's got her hands full, and she might really appreciate your help. She makes vet runs to an Osaka vet, though they speak little to no Japanese. The vet's cool though. He gives us a half-price discount because we're an NPO.

If you'd like to exchange contact info, that'd work! If you have facebook I can link you to our group and let you know who we have in Osaka that's really active. I'm sure she'd love additional help with all her rescues!
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Report | 11/14/2011 6:18 am

terradi

Ah yes! I believe we did have this talk! I've been to Mino twice ... I think. In my first year in Japan when I lived in Osaka. I'd imagine it's pretty busy now that the leaves have started to change color. Do you live near/in the park? It's so pretty, it seemed like a place you could disappear into.

Kit Pups dog food is the one that our shelter managers recommended. Apparently they've been really awesome about donating to our cause. But even leaving that aside, they make really good quality dog food and cat food. You'd want to look at Flint River Ranch food. They have a website, and if you call them, English is apparently okay. The stuff they make for dogs is high enough quality that you can eat it as a human. Hn. You are close enough, I think if you wanted to go down and visit the shelter they'd be happy to send you a bag of food. I thought you were in Tokyo or somewhere a bit farther away.

Our shelter is out in Shiga, so it's quite a hike from Osaka. You'd have to take JR, and this would be going out towards Maibara and Hikone. If you'd like I can give you our shelter owner's information and you can talk with him about when you'd like to come down and visit or what sort of things you could do. We have a few volunteers in Osaka who are a lot closer to you, but I don't think there are any trapping projects at the moment. If you were interested in a big adventure and were willing to risk radiation I know they are always looking for volunteers to help out at our Fukushima shelter for feeding, treatments, trapping, and vet runs. Our shelter in Shiga is pretty small. It's pretty much two catteries attached to a house. The Fukushima one is bigger and has a mix of dogs and cats. We also work with two shelters in Tokushima and Niigata. General information on what we're up to as a coalition can be found at our group website -- http://jears.org/ smile Our website is a bit outdated. I handle the facebook page for the most part, so that's much more up-to-date.
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Report | 11/13/2011 3:08 pm

terradi

I have to ask, and please feel free not to answer if you don't want to -- what part of Japan are you in? I'm in Kyoto myself.
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Report | 10/31/2011 1:19 am

VauIt

Nice art too.
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Report | 10/31/2011 12:55 am

VauIt

Nice avatar.
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Report | 10/14/2011 1:56 am

Osom

I like your art critiques
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