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29 December 2004 @ 06:23 pm
The devil has all the best tunes  

I got A Talk today. About My Future. Yes, my parents would be Greatly Pleased if I did medicine.

I, on the other hand, Would Not Be.

So I got given what must be the Holy Grail of parenting: the 'You need to grow up!' line.

I feel like Wendy. And there is one girl with whom I've never felt a particular empathy before.

Anyway, was watching PoA, because I am a Lost Girl, seemingly. I quite like it, faults aside. BUT. A point on the shipping. I've heard no end of rants about the ships it seems to promote, from Harry/Draco to Sirius/Remus and everyone in between. (Oh, and the After the Injury conversations of Draco and Pansy and Hermione and Ron seem strangely alike, don't you find?)

But they have forgotton the most glaring one! Harry/Hedwig! Oh yes. I saw all the owl pictures on his bedroom wall in the Dursleys' house. And all those orgasmic looks he gives whatever thing is the subsitute for the CGI bird. I tell you, this is only encouraging those ubiquitious H/H shippers in their plan for fandom domination! And it'll be, first the fandom, then the WORLD!

Oh, and look at the pretty I stole.

Although, after reading The God of Small Things (only the best book in the history of Booker winners, or something) I remain ambivalent. Good writers can get away with murder...and twincest. (Although the lovely Phelps are quite right not to advocate it in RL. Stupid fandom. They aren't the Weasleys, REALLY.)

 

 
 
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A Better Word for Weird: summera_leprechaun on December 29th, 2004 10:50 am (UTC)
Go Weasley boys! Stand up for yourselves! XD

Seriously, I can dig (or ignore) most pairings, but I draw the line at incest*. Especially between twins. ::shudder::

*Unless it's for "Carnivale", and thus canon.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 29th, 2004 11:30 am (UTC)
I know what you mean, and I should probably take a moral stand on it, but sadly mine were removed at birth. I keep them in a jar on a shelf with my father's sense of humour.

I just drool over the pretty, anyway.

But I keel H/Hr.
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Insufferable, man.: not harrycynicalpirate on December 29th, 2004 10:59 am (UTC)
I know, I saw all the owl pictures too. I was a bit freaked out about it, but decided not to say anything... does anyone really want to know if Daniel Radcliffe is a pervy owl-fancier?

Oh... my... god. The Phelps(?) twins are adorable. And so naive. Twincest is here to stay (even though I don't ship it)!

I just adore the thought of them (famous HP stars) reading slash fanfiction about themselves. Maybe Tom and Dan, Emma and Bonnie, Gary, Alan and David should all sit down and surf the net together?

Oh, and Rupert should be there, to hold the camera.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 29th, 2004 11:35 am (UTC)
HAH! Are you a covert member?

No, really I think he's just a pervy Emma fancier.

THEY ARE. I could eat them up like cream cakes. Twincest would be okay in my twisted book if it were well done...but it never is.

I think you should try writing some.

Rupert does, you know.

And Emma should read some makeover fics. For her they'd be IC. And I reckon after the whole Dan/Tom thread running through the film HMS Guns n Handcuffs would come as no surprise to them...hopefully. *grinz*
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bat crimeiceetoile on December 29th, 2004 01:43 pm (UTC)
also, Alvira my poor ignored one, I forgot to say how much you've killed my left lung. I think it may have collapsed from all the laughing. Thankyou.

Peter Pan, yay! Jason Isaacs, yay! Pervy Tom-fancier-Jason-Isaacs, yay! I think it's the interviews on the second film DVD... definite pervy Tom fancying going on there.

I get those kind of talks. Except my parents would be Greatly Pleased if I did not do Medicine. Due to a Lack Of Talent. And a wish on their part never to be on the operating table in the hands of Someone Like Me. Maybe you shoudl use that line of defence?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 29th, 2004 04:00 pm (UTC)
Your left lung has my deepest sympathies.

I must get the other two films on DVD! I want more Felton-lovin'!

No, you see, they are under the impression that I needeth a Right Kick Up The Arse. Which medicine would rightly provide. And they think I need to use this 'talent' I have for learning off stuff (don't do it! It only gets you into trouble!)for something worthwhile ie a good well-paying job instead of writing fanfic. (Not that they know what it is I'm writing, it would probably Terrify them.)
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Caitcoralia13 on December 29th, 2004 08:02 pm (UTC)
Ick, sorry about your parents. I hope it all works out and they get the idea that it's your life, not theirs.

(Oh, and the After the Injury conversations of Draco and Pansy and Hermione and Ron seem strangely alike, don't you find?)
How do you mean?

AHAHAHA!!! Crazy James and Oliver. They are so right. I wonder if the cast is at all freaked out by the way their characters are shipped... I guess this is evidence that they are.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 30th, 2004 05:38 am (UTC)
My life? As if...come back when I have kids, maybe they'll take them as human sacrifice substitutes.

As in, both Ron and Draco said 'Oh, it nearly had/ needs to be cut off' to garner sympathy!

I would be too. Fair enough another cast member, but your own brother?!

Still, pretty.
Caitcoralia13 on December 30th, 2004 05:55 am (UTC)
Their faces are so scary in that pic!

Yes, yes, you're right about the conversations. I thought that was a great bit of scripting, actually - hearing that conversation between Hermione and Ron... Of course Rupert Grint delivered it masterfully.

Better start popping out those kids, missy! As a matter of fact, I'd better start popping out some kids - my grandfather's hints at Christmas, though not as painful as previous hints, as obviously insinuating.
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amazing vaguely humanoid armadillopersoncryptid on December 30th, 2004 03:26 am (UTC)
Poor twins. I wonder if they had the slightest clue what they were getting themselves into when they accepted the parts... probably not. It must be hard for the uninitiated to fathom just how murky and nasty the depths of the HP fandom really is. XD

I don't do a lot of shipping, as I might have made clear in an earlier discussion, but honestly -- am I the only one who remembers Viktor? Doesn't anyone even like him? Because so far, Hr/V has been the most appealing ship involving Hermione that I have come across. And everyone seems to abhor it. Poor Vicky. ;_;

I know the books seem to be aiming for Hr/R, but in order for me to accept that, Ron will have a lot of maturing to do first. If Hermione would get together with him as he is at this point in the series, I'd think she was rather stupid, which would be a shame since I normally like her.

*hands you a chocolate machete to fend off insistent parents with*
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 30th, 2004 05:40 am (UTC)
Yes. I like the thought of being able to laugh at them in that sense but then, I'm not so nice!

I always found H/V a little unlikely. I mean, a four year age gap? She was 14! That's a little squicky. What kind of guy wants to go out with a kid like that? I agree, though, Ron as he is is v. immature and Hermione probably won't want to go out with him until later. I always thought that, too!

*eats machete*
amazing vaguely humanoid armadillopersoncryptid on December 30th, 2004 03:17 pm (UTC)
Actually, she was fifteen. ;P

Q: When Hermione arrived at Hogwarts, was she nearly eleven or nearly twelve?
A: She was nearly twelve; you must be at least eleven to attend Hogwarts.

(Swiped from JKR's homepage.)

(I wonder why I like the character so much? Insufferable know-it-alls unite! :D )

I don't necessarily ship Hr/V, I just think that if she has to be paired with someone, he's the best candidate so far.

And, well, age isn't insignificant, but there are more important factors. Hermione is, after all, quite mature for her age, which I didn't find that disastrously young anyway. Sure, a lot of fifteen-year-olds are annoying little brats, but I have met a few who were quite decent people and probably capable of entering into a steady relationship. Anyway, as they grow older the age gap will become less conspicuous. I certainly don't advocate them hooking up and making babbies right after the Yule Ball. That'd be squicky. XP

*stabs at Hermione-as-a-teenage-mother-and-housewife fics*
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 30th, 2004 05:57 pm (UTC)
Ooh, okay.

I really don't know why Victor never entered my conciousness. (Thanks for reminding me, I can bring it into my H/G fic! Subliminally-het slashers unite!)

I think maybe the long distance did it for me. I couldn't see anyone young and hormonal wanting to get that serious with someone hundreds of miles away...teen relationships are by nature flings, aren't they?
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every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 31st, 2004 11:06 am (UTC)
They are beautiful. That is all.