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Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
10:36 am - (Order of the Phoenix and) the Half-Blood Prince
Watching OotP, my oh I am outta here moment was when Bella AK'd Sirius through the veil.

In the book, the specific spell she uses isn't stated. Hell, it's only the one before it that's described as a jet of red light as opposed to green. But the fact that it wasn't the Killing Curse was always very important to me. Important because of thematic reasons that I really can't articulate on so little sleep (and let's face it, most people think I'm crazy even when I do explain), but even more fundamentally because it allowed Bellatrix Lestrange to become a three-dimensional character for me. Whatever reasons she may have had — reluctance to kill her own cousin, nostalgia for their much simpler childhood antagonism, even just enjoyment at fighting a worthy opponent — the fact that she could face off against him and not "shoot to kill" gave her humanity, for me.

And you know, that's a small thing. After a few watchings, I... got over it, I guess; I managed to file it away as simply a WTF moment. But in the theater on opening night, it was a choice that made me think, Mr. Director, sir? Mr. Screenwriter? What book were you reading, because I'm pretty sure it's not the same one I have. I had the urge, just for a second, to stand up and leave the theater.

HBP was much the same: excellent up to that one fundamentally wrong moment. )

Oddly enough, this was the most tepid opening night show (HP or any fandom-ish variety: Star Trek, Star Wars, Serenity, etc.) I've ever been to. There was an excellent Trelawney in my row, but other than her I saw perhaps a couple dozen costumes (in a theater that sold out 2400 seats) and maybe one in ten people had on a HP T-shirt or scarf or something. There was a little more vocal response than you'd hear in a regular movie, but nothing like I was expecting. In fact the biggest collective commentary was boos and hisses for the Twilight preview, and applause when the projector cut off in the middle of it xD

I've been pretty much on the periphery of fandom for quite awhile due to RL issues. Is there really such a decline in enthusiasm? Or was it just an unhappy coincidence of venue or something?

current mood: exhausted

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Thursday, October 11th, 2007
11:04 am - List: Harry Potter/Firefly Crossovers
This is not a rec list so much as a dumping ground for links. If you are like me, the dearth of certain types of fics means you're more forgiving than you would otherwise be, so anything remotely readable is here. If I've read the crap, though, you'll get an unabashed review of its shortcomings. Author Summaries are copypasted directly, so any errors there can probably be viewed as a warning ;)

On to the links! )

Please comment if you notice any broken links (or if you have an alternate link for a fic), bad formatting, or out-of-date information, or if you know of any fics I've missed.

current mood: naptime!
current music: Wendy's radio: "Easy Lover" by Phil Collins

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Monday, September 17th, 2007
2:15 pm - How big is a Galleon?
Is it a sequin or is it a hubcap? )

current mood: amused

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Saturday, September 1st, 2007
2:39 pm - Fic for BBTP!
I think it's appropriate that the first post in this journal is for the [info]bbtp_challenge. I'm not generally a writer, but I really wanted to do something for it, so here you are! :) If you'd rather, you can read it on LJ.

Title: Not Envy
Author: [info]janeaverage
Fandom/Pairing: Harry Potter – Harry/Bellatrix, Petunia
Rating: R?
Word Count: 1,851
Summary: Petunia knows that ungrateful brat’s been in Marge’s bedroom...
Disclaimer: The Harry Potter universe and its characters were created by J.K. Rowling; I just use and abuse them for my own amusement. No profit is made and no infringement intended.
Highlight for Warnings: * non-consensual voyeurism, underage sex *

The Wanking Wands Award: Best Kink

The Ecstasy Award: Judge's Choice


Because We Want It So: Best Fanon Het
It's Not All. About. Harry.: Best Minor Character-Centric
Length: One-Shot

Not Envy )

current mood: accomplished
current music: crickets

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