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11 December 2010 @ 10:40 pm
It Started Out As A Bit Of Fun  
Cute Gwen/Merlin fic that is very Time Traveler's Wife-esque: you have always been my gravity by callarose


I know it's been finals this whole week and next and everybody is stressing but take some time. Decompress. Read/write/comment on some fic. Your brain will thank you.




30 Days of Harry Potter

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7

It's still Saturday here! So, Day 8:
08. Your favorite ship(s)
OH SWEET BABY JESUS IF THIS ISN'T ALREADY OBVIOUS.

There's hugging (read: affection).




There's dancing (read: comfort).


There's haaaaaaaaaand holding (read: intimacy). And they're not ashamed of it. At. All.


There's possibility (read: hope).


There's communication (read: honesty).


There's concern (read: love).


...and did I mention the dancing?





Also, Dumbledore ships them.


Snape ships them.


Draco ships them.


Cho ships them. Hell, McGonagall probably ships them too.

*Side note: Due to her awesomeness, I have decided, heretofore, to refer to Professor McGonagall as:
McG




But back to the HMS Harmony. When did our ship become so flipping angsty? I remember a time when Harry was Head Boy and Hermione was Head Girl and it was all unicorns and rainbows and cakes made of smiles. Harry would sneak around the castle in the middle of the night with his invisibility cloak so he could take Hermione out on his Cleansweep to get her closer to the stars because the astronomy tower was infested with something or the other so they couldn't have night classes but he knew she really wanted to turn in a complete assignment even if it wasn't required.





And now, they slay me with the angst. Yet, I can't ever let them go. I could never resign to defeat just because they're not canon. They're just this really beautiful thing based on friendship and equality. There's understanding in the silences. They have their own season. They ground each other. When Harry is being a douche Hermione calls him on it and when Hermione is being a douche Harry calls her on it and they both take that to heart. They have a partnership. They pick each other up instead of apart and how can you not love that? Ultimately, they can't survive without the other.



Some other ships I like: Ginny/Neville: This is cuteness and adult-like but not a mockery of the seriousness. They make me 'aw'.

Ginny/Draco: IDEK, I just really like the idea of them cos Ginny is sassy and Draco is a ponce and for some reason they remind me of David and Maddie from Moonlighting. Plus, they'd have pretty babies who's names wouldn't be redonkulous like ALBUS SEVERUS. I mean I love Dumbledore and Snape but yeesh, that kid is gonna get teased no matter WHO his parents are.

Sirius/Lily: OMG!I!KNOW! However, this is a relatively new development. It's the bad boy/good girl thing. Plus, there's the whole my best friend's girl taboo thing going on there. I mean it's the poor little rich boy and the girl next door! It's sexy and attractive and kinda naughty and I am in severe like with this idea. When The Kids have had their way with me I'm definitely delving more into this ship of temptation.

Luna/Ron: Just cos.

Luna/Neville: They have some kind of connection. That whole both of our parents are crazy thing...

09. Fanfiction: discuss
10. Favorite book moment(s)
11. Character you're crushing on
12. Favorite movie scene(s)
13. Least favorite character(s)
14. Moments in the books/movies that made you cry
15. Whatever tickles your fancy
16. How have you participated in the fandom over the years?
17. Your favorite celebs from the movies or fandom
18. If you could change one thing about canon, what would it be?
19. A favorite fanart
20. A favorite quote
21. How has the HP fandom connected you to other fandoms, interests, or people?
22. Your favorite villain
23. Share some HP icons
24. Rant about Steve Kloves something
25. Song that reminds you of HP
26. What aspect of the books has been best translated to film?
27. What aspect of the books has been most poorly translated to film?
28. Hogwarts subject you would most like to take
29. Favorite location
30. Whatever tickles your fancy
 
 
Current Music: Wake the Earth ~ The Honey Trees
 
 
 
an owl on the sill in the eveningmisstopia on December 12th, 2010 08:52 am (UTC)
I kinda like Sirius/Lily a lot a lot. And I like the "main" two Lily ships too. Yeah IDK.
Sunny: HP high fivessunny_serenity on December 12th, 2010 11:18 am (UTC)
Yay! *high fives* if you have any fic recs/meta/fanart and the like I am all for it. Something about them is just... IDEK, like, she knows he's trouble and he knows she knows that so, it'd be like they were just playing/teasing each other for a really long time til they realised they weren't anymore. It'd just blindside them or something with the most devastating of consequences. IDEK! Potter!verse, why do you kill me so hard?
an owl on the sill in the eveningmisstopia on December 12th, 2010 01:01 pm (UTC)
Oh boy, all I have are a few bookmarked Lily/Marauders fics, there's this one? But it's mixed pairings. I haven't been very active in HP fandom for a long while and I never was all that active to begin with :\
Sunny: HP high fivessunny_serenity on December 13th, 2010 07:12 am (UTC)
Thank you for the rec. I get that. Sometimes it's easier to linger on the periphery of appreciation for some fandoms. I will read it now...
Sophiesarahsoph on December 12th, 2010 11:27 am (UTC)
I don't think I love a Harry Potter scene more than I love that dancing one. So adorable.
Sunny: HP dancesunny_serenity on December 13th, 2010 06:33 am (UTC)
Yes. So much love for that. I also think Dan had a lot to do with the choice of song cos he's such a music geek.
Avid Beader: h/hr dhposteravidbeader on December 12th, 2010 12:51 pm (UTC)
I think the flood of angst is due to the current movie effect. But once it peters out a bit there will still be romance!H/Hr, drama!H/Hr, fluffy!H/Hr, and smutty!H/Hr to be had.

They pick each other up instead of apart and how can you not love that?

Nice!
Sunny: HP subtextsunny_serenity on December 13th, 2010 06:36 am (UTC)
I think so too. Ever since DH & The Crapilogue of Doom there's been a steady influx of angst... not that I don't mind that but I kinda miss the wide eyed optimism these two used to bring me. Everything is now tinged with pain. *sigh* Oh, kids.

Heh, that reason is one of my main pillars for this ship.

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Sunny: HP blursunny_serenity on December 13th, 2010 06:37 am (UTC)
HONESTLY THE KIDS MAKE IT TOO EASY. THE UNIVERSE SPEAKS TO ME THROUGH THEM.
you could be my unintended lovesweet_iolanthe on December 12th, 2010 06:27 pm (UTC)
I remember a time when Harry was Head Boy and Hermione was Head Girl and it was all unicorns and rainbows and cakes made of smiles.

i remember reading those fics :(
and now there's angst, but i love angst, not complaining. still. i love them. beautiful.
Sunny: HP JK on crak!sunny_serenity on December 13th, 2010 06:39 am (UTC)
They made me aw so quickly and so hard back then... it wasn't hard to fall for them.

I don't mind the angst, honestly, but canon kinda buggered up the whole shiny happy place these two were for me. *sigh* But I still love them ohsomuch.
A Figure Of Speech: [harry potter]afigureofspeech on December 12th, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC)
FFFFFF SO MUCH AWESOME IN THIS POST. ♥

I've only been a casual participant in HP fandom, but I've noticed that like all the HHr comment fills have been like super angsty and stuff, and I'm just like, but I want them to be happy! *wibble* But canon's never really had any kind of influence on what I ship (and I cannot stand it when people say, oh it's not canon why can't you see what's right in front of you, like that would make any difference on what I like. >:( Seriously, wth?), so between fandom and Dan and Emma's chemistry on screen I am not likely to stop shipping these two anytime soon lol. I'm glad I've found peeps who like to squee over them too! X)
Sunny: HP JK on crak!sunny_serenity on December 13th, 2010 06:48 am (UTC)
THEY MAKE IT SO EASY. KIIIIIIIIIIIIIDS.

I blame canon for thrusting the angst and woe upon us. I'm with you on disregarding canon in favour of awesomeness. Asking someone to change their preference of ship is like asking them to NOT love their favourite colour... 'tis IMPOSSIBLE unless they will it so. IDEK about that kind of thinking of conforming to the majority... just, no, okay. I like what I like, you like what you like, I won't try to change you, you don't try to change me. Let's be friends. But no, sometimes the world don't roll that way. *shrug*

I LOVE all my new friends! Sharing squee is lifeblood to a fangirl. Dan & Emma totally make it easy to ship H/Hr. One of those things completely unintended that you can't help but notice. I kinda wish JK allowed that to influence the final outcome of the books but at this point it's 'if wishes were horses', right?
A Figure Of Speech: [harry potter]afigureofspeech on December 13th, 2010 06:35 pm (UTC)
I'm with you on disregarding canon in favour of awesomeness.

FFFFFF. THIS SENTENCE. MADE MY LIFE. :DDD

The whole ship thing...well, my very first fandom was Avatar. I don't know if you know anything about the Avatar fandom, but the base is horribly divided over ships. I happen to be on the non-canon side, always have been, always will be. Some people act like it makes us stupid and delusional, for liking something not canon, and that we should suck it up, stop whining and get over it. Like I'm offending people just for liking something that's not how the source material tells me to interpret it. It makes it so hard to participate in fandom as a whole, so I tend to just hide away in my ship-specific comms.

Blarg, sorry, ranting a bit, it's just very frustrating. From things that I've heard, the HP fandom is like that sometimes. Idk. Happily, I haven't run into any of that really, and I'm glad I've gotten a little more involved with HP. I've only grown up with the books and the movies and everything lol. They hold a place close to my heart. :)
Sunny: HP noisesunny_serenity on December 13th, 2010 06:54 pm (UTC)
OMG PLEASE TELL ME YOU ARE KATARA/ZUKO?!?!? *HOPES* PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE?!?!?

...and yes I also carve out a little corner of fandom and tend to stick with it. Very rarely do I venture past something beyond my initial assessment of a fandom as a whole... kinda like a helicopter pilot, I take an overall assessment of it and then try to find a safe place to land and then I usually end up staying there. *shrug*

ISOHAVETOSEEDEATHLYHALLOWSAGAIN.
A Figure Of Speech: [avatar]afigureofspeech on December 13th, 2010 07:40 pm (UTC)
I AM SO TOTALLY KATARA/ZUKO YOU WOULD NOT EVEN BELIEVE!!!! ♥♥♥

Fandom can be a scary place. It's easier to just find like minded people and chill with them, because then you can just squee together and not have to worry about all the drama. Or, not as much, anyway. :) I've never actually been directly involved in any of the fandom wank, because I tend to keep a pretty low profile, but some of the stuff I've heard...well, it certainly doesn't make me want to emerge from my comfortable little hide-holes lol.

INEEDTOSEEITAGAINTOO.
Sunny: FF River squeesunny_serenity on December 14th, 2010 05:34 am (UTC)
OMG!YES! ILUSFMRITENAO!!! THEY ARE AMAZEBALLS AND OMG! NYYYYYRRRRAAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHH! UNF. I NEED TO BREATHE. *INHALES* WHEN I AM OVER THIS HARRY POTTER THING WE MUST WITH THE KATARA/ZUKO!!!

Yes. Exactly my philosophy. I never understand the trolling or the BNFers aspirations and all that stuff. I like to chill, hang out, lurk, appreciate. I love my snuggly corner of warmth and happiness.

OMGSFMYES! I have to go see it again cos the first time I went with my besties and they are like waaaaay into R/Hr and were all flaily over their moments as I seethed in OMG!NO!THAT!IS!NOT!HOW!THIS!HAPPENS! ...but to be fair they totally 'awwww'd at the dancing and were all 'OH, so THAT'S what you see. I get it.' Yay, for small victories I suppose.
A Figure Of Speech: [books]afigureofspeech on December 14th, 2010 05:55 am (UTC)
OMG! THIS IS AWESOME! LOL I KNEW YOU HAD GOOD TASTE! :D AND NO NEED TO RUSH, I AM TOTALLY FEELING THE HP THING RIGHT NOW, LIKE I'M NOT REALLY WITH AVATAR, BUT SOME SERIOUS FANGIRLING WILL BE HAD! FEELINGS ON NEW KORRA SERIES Y/N/DIAF?

Why can't everyone just get along? At the end of the day, does it really affect their enjoyment of their ship and/or its source material? Really? *sigh* *snuggles fandom happy place*

I don't think any of my friends were particularly flaily over the R/Hr stuff, but neither were they really into HHr or anything else for that matter. Which is okay, since I enjoyed the movie without fandom being all up in my business, but I really don't have anyone to squee about this kind of stuff IRL when I'm in the mood. :( And when the ~dancing scene~ came on, I was just like lolololol riiiiiight she's totes just like a sister to him riiiiiiiihgt you go Harry! lololololol. XD

Unfortunately no one else got why I thought it was so funny lol. But damn did I ever love that scene and its open-to-interpretation-ness. *grins like an idiot*
Sunny: HP dancesunny_serenity on December 15th, 2010 06:35 pm (UTC)
HHHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! YES. YES YES. I'M KINDA IN HATE WITH AVATAR TOO RIGHT NOW BECAUSE UM, MOVIE OF FAIL! WTF?! UGH. JUST... DON'T EVEN SHAMALAMADINGDONG!!! GRRRRRR! ARRRRRGGGGH! HMMM, KORRA? I AM INTRIGUED BECAUSE YES! OLDER KIDS AND OMGITSAVATAR BUT, UM... IDEK. CAN IT BE AS AWESOME? WHAT IS THIS.

I think some people are not happy if they are not difficult, you know? So they want everybody else to be as miserable as they are.

Aw, yeah it's fun to squee and flail in RL with like minds. The joy! *snicker* pfffffffft... um, I don't dance with my Bro that way is for sure... *raises eyebrows* I wanna know what the eff Yates & Dan & Emma were thinking when they put that in there... like, YOU HAVE TO HAVE AN INKLING AS TO WHAT THE EFF THIS IS ALL ABOUT, RIGHT? RIGHT?!?! JUST. NYYYYYYYAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHH! IT KILLS ME DEAD. *collapses*
A Figure Of Speech: [avatar]afigureofspeech on December 17th, 2010 10:41 pm (UTC)
I ACTUALLY NEVER GOT AROUND TO SEEING THE MOVIE, BUT I SUPPOSE I SHOULD IF ONLY TO SAY THAT I HAVE. AND I TOTALLY CALL SHAMALAMA THAT TOO ROFL! I AM ALSO INTRIGUED BY KORRA, ALTHOUGH I HAVE HEARD THAT THE OLD GAANG IS NOT AROUND ANYMORE, WHICH MAKES NO SENSE BUT IDK, WHATEVER, I'M CURIOUS ENOUGH TO WATCH IT.

When Harry started taking the locket off her, I was just like REALLY?!? REEEEALLY?!? And Hermione was all like *I am sad* and Harry was all like *my friend is sad what can I do? ~intense stare~* and then they were all like *we are two people who have nothing else in this world but each other anymore so all we can do is dance* and I was like *oh my heart!*

Yeah. Exactly like that.

Don't they know what these things do to me? I was never really an avid HHr shipper or anything (I read a lot of different stuff), but it's like every movie they're trying REALLY HARD to make me love these two more. It's just not fair! I KNOW WHAT HAPPENS IN THE END STOP DOING THIS TO MEEEEEEE!!
Sunny: HP dancesunny_serenity on December 18th, 2010 04:42 am (UTC)
Oh, love don't even bother. It is totally not worth watching. *gets all Gollum* It ruins the precious. BUT KORRA TOTES INTRIGUES MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. I WANT TO SEE WHERE THEY GO WITH IT COS IT'S NOT GOING TO BE A ROAD SHOW! SO LIKE... I AM CURIOUS.

OMG! ASDKFJ!@#$%&*!!1!!YES! That part totally undid me. He was all about that moment being about her andandand... ICANTEVEN. NNNYYYYAAARRRGGGHHH! *FLAILS LIKE A FLAILY THING* I think I love the parts leading up to the dance more than The Dance itself. Here, have a pretties of that moment and enjoy the torture with me:


A Figure Of Speech: [doctor who]afigureofspeech on December 22nd, 2010 12:04 am (UTC)
I AM GLAD I WILL HAVE SOMEONE TO WATCH IT WITH THEN. :D

Omg I can't even! This scene! Why is it so shiny?!?! *oh my heart!* Is there fic for this scene, because I want to read some of that like ASAP.
Sunny: FF River squeesunny_serenity on December 22nd, 2010 11:56 pm (UTC)
YES. AVATAR LOVE.

OMG OMG OMG DID YOU SEE?!??! READ THIS IT IS EXACTLY EVERYTHING EVER IN THIS MOMENT BB! ASDFJK!@#*$%&!!!!
something holy used to love mehyacinthian on December 12th, 2010 09:12 pm (UTC)
They pick each other up instead of apart and how can you not love that? Ultimately, they can't survive without the other.

this is so gorgeous!

your h/hr posts are the best posts.
Sunny: HP lostsunny_serenity on December 13th, 2010 06:50 am (UTC)
I am but a conduit that distributes this beautifulness that tugs at our heartstrings. Oh, KIDS!
Samneverpretend on December 14th, 2010 02:33 am (UTC)
I never thought about H/Hr fandom's transition from fluff to angst, but it's so true. I guess back then there was ~hope and genuine possibility and now it's all ~what might have been, which. Heart is broken forever because of that shit, but it kind of makes it all more intense and I just love it all.

RON/LUNAAA. Idec, they would have been adorable, perfect, flawless. And I can't really decide between Draco/Ginny and Neville/Ginny. Either can work, idk.
Sunnysunny_serenity on December 14th, 2010 09:37 am (UTC)
Idek, sometimes I think JK wrote the Crapilogue of Fail just to fuck with us because few things hurt more than being unfulfilled. It's like 1) Death of a loved one 2) Not being able to do all you wanted with said loved one, AKA: BEING UNFULFILLED.

So then one of two things happens when you realise you are in love with an impossibility. 1) you go absolutely insane trying to attain the unattainable and thrust all your self-pity and woe upon the nearest target or 2) suffer in the silences remaining in a remote paralysed emotional state by going through the motions everyone expects of you and thrust all your self-pity and woe at the nearest target. ...why no, I have not thought about Harry's inability to differentiate between love and death nor have I thought about Hermione's all to sacrificing state of being.

Luna/Ron is so full of exciting new adventures and magical magicness! I should look up more of their fics, cos, aaaaawwwwwwww!