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Ellen Hardcastle
http://dft.ba/hardcastle

Climate Change Competition
http://www.imaginebetter.org

Dear Mr. Potter
http://www.dearmrpotter.org/

So I watched Deathly Hallows part 2, of course, yesterday, and I want t talk about it, but I have a hard time doing it without crying at least a bit. It was really amazing to see it with some of the most die-hard Harry Potter fans in the world.

There was a lot of crying going on...I think I actually hyperventilated near the end, I was shaking and tingly.

It was a very important moment, I'm looking forward to seeing it in a less emotionally-charged room to see if I can be a little more analytical about it. Right now, my overall feelings are "BGHAAHRGLUH"

LeakyCon has been amazing, I'm about to go to a hugemongous Nerdfighter Gathering and I'm very excited. Glad I got my video up in time!!

Hope you like the song. The chords are Dm C G throughout the whole thing.

LYRICS

Dear Mr. Potter.
I got a lot to say to you
I don't expect you to listen
after all that you've been through
But I'm saying it for me, I'm not saying it for you
And yes I'm sayin' it for a few other people too
It's true that overall you get a positive review
I but I hope you don't mind I've got just one question for you

But is this it? Is this the last piece of the pie
the pie that all of us have been eating most of our adult lives
is this it? Is this what we've been waiting for
To watch as Daniel Radcliffe valiantly pretends to fight your war
Is this it?

Dear Mr. Potter
You did a lot for me.
You helped me pick up this guitar learn more than GC and D
You launched my whole career, in actuality
If it weren't for you then basically none of this would be
so I am hugely in your debt. there's no doubt about that
But I'm sorry if it seems like I won't get off your back

But is this it? Is this the last piece of the pie
the pie that all of us have been eating most of our adult lives
is this it? Is this what we've been waiting for
To watch ask Alan Rickman tells us all why Snape killed Dumbledore.
Is this it?

Dear Mr. Potter
I hope that you don't mind
But it turns out it's been years since we left you behind
We're here because we love you, but we're not hear for you
We're here to learn and sing and make videos for YouTube
But more than any of that, we're here to be with our friends
And that is clearly not the sort of thing that will ever end

So this ain't it. This place was built to last.
We have more fun in our future than we have in our past
Yeah this ain't it. We're to watch and sing and play
We're gonna love these books and each other until our dying day
Cause this ain't it


HERE ARE A LOT OF LINKS TO NERDFIGHTASTIC THINGS:

Shirts and Stuff: http://dftba.com/artist/30/Vlogbrothers
Hank's Music: http://dftba.com/artist/15/Hank-Green
John's Books: http://amzn.to/j3LYqo

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Hank's Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/hankgreen
Hank's Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hankimon
Hank's tumblr: http://edwardspoonhands.tumblr.com

John's Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/realjohngreen
John's Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/johngreenfans
John's tumblr: http://fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com

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Other Channels
Crash Course: http://www.youtube.com/crashcourse
SciShow: http://www.youtube.com/scishow
Gaming: http://www.youtube.com/hankgames
VidCon: http://www.youtube.com/vidcon
Hank's Channel: http://www.youtube.com/hankschannel
Truth or Fail: http://www.youtube.com/truthorfail

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Nerdfighteria
http://effyeahnerdfighters.com/
http://effyeahnerdfighters.com/nftumblrs
http://reddit.com/r/nerdfighters
http://nerdfighteria.info/

A Bunny
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Good morning, John, right now I'm at LeakyCon, but I prerecorded this along with all my new Harry Potter posters, because four years ago, I wrote a song about Deathly Hallows the book, and how I wanted it to come out. Every year since then, I've written another song about Harry Potter, because that was a big deal for us, and we are so lucky to have been welcomed to the Harry Potter community, and so now I have another song for you, ACCIO GUITAR!

[Hank sings]

Dear Harry Potter.
I got a lot to say to you
I don't expect you to listen
after all that you've been through
But I'm saying this for me, I'm not saying it for you
Yes I'm saying it for a few other people too
And it's true that overall you get a positive review
But I hope you don't mind I've just got one question for you

Well is this it? Is this the last piece of the pie
the pie that most of us have been eating all of our adult lives
is this it? Is this what we've been waiting for
To watch as Daniel Radcliffe valiantly pretends to fight your war
Is this it?
Is this it?
Is this it?
Is this it?

Dear Mr. Potter
You did a lot for me.
You helped me pick up this guitar learn more than G, C and D
You launched my whole career, in actuality
If it weren't for you then literally none of this would be
so I am hugely in your debt. there's no doubt about that
But I'm sorry if it seems if I won't get off your back

'Cause is this it? Is this the last piece of the pie
the pie that most of us have been eating all of our adult lives
is this it? Is this what we've been waiting for
To watch as Alan Rickman tells us all why Snape killed Dumbledore.
Is this it?
Is this it?
Is this it?
Is this it?

Dear Mr. Potter
I hope that you don't mind
But it turns out it's been years since we left you behind
Because we're here because we love you, we're not here for you
We're here to watch and learn and sing and make videos for YouTube
But more than any of that, we're here to be with our friends
And that is clearly not the sort of thing that will ever end

So this ain't it
This ain't it
This ain't it
This ain't it
This ain't it
This ain't it
This ain't it
This ain't it

No this ain't it. No, this place was built to last.
We've got more fun in our future than we have in our past
This ain't it. We're to watch and sing and play
We're gonna love these books and each other until our dying day
Cause this ain't it

[ends]

Now I'm at LeakyCon. I'm actually not going to try to talk about LeakyCon because for those who aren't here, it's just going to sound like you're missing out, and for those are here, it's just not going to capture how awesome it actually is.

What I am going to talk about is three cool things. One! The Harry Potter Alliance is running two competitions at the same time, one for art and one for ideas. You can learn more about the contest at imaginebetter.org, there are links in the description. First prize in both contests receives a thousand dollars, and the top twenty get reviewed by an advisory panel, including me, and Jason Alexander, and Anthony Stewart Head, and Evanna Lynch.

The second awesome thing that I wanted to talk about is this book, the thesis of which I clearly appropriated for my song just now. It's a collection of amazing thoughts and reminiscences of the Harry Potter community, it's an absolutely beautiful book, and if and when you buy it, all the proceeds from the sale of this book go to Harry Potter Alliance's efforts to increase literacy worldwide.

And the final awesome thing--here's my album. This is Ellen Hardcastle, this is what it looks like. [opens and unfolds] And then it goes again.

I'm very excited about it, thank you, folks who have bought it, and I'm looking forward to making my videos with your scripts.

John, feel better, you're very sick right now, but hopefully you'll feel well enough so that I'll see you on Monday.