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06 December 2010 @ 02:37 am
Because Voldy Ships Them Too  
Balls! I cannot find my most beloved icon. *is sad* But. BUT! I did cull a whole bunch of shiny new ones though. So yay! ...also, I'm gonna keep looking for that blasted icon BECAUSEILOVEITSOMUCHICOULDNEVARGIVEUP.

Now, in honour of all the new shiny friends I made over the last few days I figure I do a HP meme since it ate my life.

30 Days of Potter Meme:

01. Discuss how you got into Harry Potter

The books had been out for years but I never bothered with them because I was all: Puh-sha! Kiddie books, whatevs. But my friends would. not. shut up about omg!Harry Potter this and Harry Potter that so I was all FINE! Just tell me the synopsis of the first four books so you can omgshutupaboutit. laregan did just that while we were doing something... else. I thought, okay, I can see why it's entertaining and aww, cute there's a headstrong!hero and brainiac!best!friend! I can totally dig that and I wonder if they get together cos they are the perfect compliment of brain + heart = COMPLETE. I was curious but not curious enough to drag my ass out to get the books.

Then The Bro borrowed a DVD from a co-worker and the wrong movie was in it. It was Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. At first I was Puh-sha! Harry Potter, whatevs. But The Bro insisted on watching it cos 'we might as well since we have nothing else better to do', so I conceded. AND HOLY CRAP WAS IT AN AWESOME MOVIE! I didn't understand the wank some fans were giving it because ALFONSO CUARON RUINS IT THAT RUINER because HOLY CRAP WAS IT AN AWESOME MOVIE! Plus the headstrong!hero and brainiac!best!friend! were all cute and cuddly so, of course, I shipped. Like. Freaking. Fed. Ex.

I retroactively borrowed all the movies and books from Laregan and in pretty much an entire week CONSUMED everything Potter. I suppose I still do. WEEKS at a time I get lost in the Potter!verse and/or more correctly Harry/Hermione because they are perfect and beautiful and lovely and strong and absolute complete sense and they make me flail and I use 153 words to describe them when 8 will do just fine provided of course I can actually sentence properly if the flail doesn't kill me. I swear they make me incoherent and absorbed. I often swap out verbosity for this:

..and this:

...because the I love I have for Potter!verse is equal to the amount of hate because of the Crapilogue of Fail and all it's 2000 parts.

But at least I have this:

...and this:

...and this:

Because these kids are made of winter and FREAKING EPIC!!1!!11!

02. Your favorite book
03. What house would you be in?
04. Your favorite movie
05. Wizard Rock: discuss
06. Your favorite character(s)
07. Drink that reminds you of HP
08. Your favorite ship(s)
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 Mood: exhaustedexhausted
Current Music: White Blank Page ~ Mumford & Sons
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Sunny: HP high fivessunny_serenity on December 6th, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC)
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Sunny: HP noisesunny_serenity on December 6th, 2010 11:54 pm (UTC)
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Sunny: HP protegosunny_serenity on December 6th, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, but I still lurve you. Dan + winter = *SNUGGLES*
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Sunny: HP emptysunny_serenity on December 6th, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, no. They're all on photobucket cos I hate imageshack for that very same purpose. Boo hiss PB! Maybe they were doing maintenance and the site was down? If you still can't see them I'll see what I can do when I get to a comp.

I think I may have an idea where it is... Only problem I foresee is if the journal has been deleted or purged. I still have hope!
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Sunny: Buffy AAAHHHHH!!!sunny_serenity on December 6th, 2010 11:50 pm (UTC)
Gah! I HATE when that happens. I wonder what causes that to occur... Stupid computers.
A Figure Of Speech: [harry potter]afigureofspeech on December 7th, 2010 05:37 am (UTC)
Hi! Um, so I followed you over from anythingbutgrey's HP comment ficathon thing (because you had shiny icons and I needed some HP icons lol) and you seem pretty cool, plus you also like BSG and Doctor Who and Leverage and Big Bang Theory and Firefly and awesome ladies like Hermione and all this other cool stuff, so I was wondering if you'd like to be friends?

Also, this post = win. Hooray for HHr! :D

borg_princess: wordy-hotwrongillegalborg_princess on December 7th, 2010 12:20 pm (UTC)
Ohai thar! First of all, ILU for that gif!

Second of all, can we be friends? (not just 'coz you used a Snape gif, I'm not that easy well, maybe) Pretty much all the shows that Sunny's into, I also am into...


I will be quite devastated if you meant something else entirely. I'll possibly be too embarrassed to ever speak to you again. So. Yes.

A Figure Of Speech: [harry potter]afigureofspeech on December 8th, 2010 12:03 am (UTC)
Why hello, I would love to be friends! :) It's always lovely to meet new people, and I can see that we do have several interests in common. ^_^

Omg I love Push! And don't be embarrassed, because yes I do ship Nick/Cassie. X) The fact that Cassie's so young makes me feel weird about it, but there's some great fic out there that deals with it really well, and honestly I don't see how anyone could watch that movie and not totally fall in love with those two. Chris and Dakota have such great chemistry on screen, even if all they were going for was the gruff loner and his snarky morality pet. Which, honestly, totally gets me like every time anyway, so.

Yeah. Anyway. Let's be friends! ^_^
borg_princess: nick/cassie-fateborg_princess on December 8th, 2010 12:38 am (UTC)
Yay, friends!

I can see that we do have several interests in common. ^_^

I watch WAY too much tv, but on the bright side, it means I almost always have something to chat to various people about. ^_^

yes I do ship Nick/Cassie. X) The fact that Cassie's so young makes me feel weird about it, but there's some great fic out there that deals with it really well, and honestly I don't see how anyone could watch that movie and not totally fall in love with those two

AWESOME. And yes, I mean, he had way more chemistry with her than his canon gf/love interest. She spent most of the movie unconscious or whatever, hardly registered on my radar except for the fact that Cassie clearly reacted with jealousy over her. :D

And y'know, she might be young- what is it, 13?- but I like the idea that she's crushing on him and at the end of the movie, they go on and have more adventures and over time, he comes to realize her feelings are more than a silly little crush and he comes to return her feelings and they finally have a relationship at a more legally appropriate age, lol.

Oy, speaking of great fic, can you rec me some? I'd love to read Nick/Cassie fics, the longer the better, so I hope you can give me a few recs... *puppydog eyes*

Anyway, I think the great thing about this ship is how on the same level they are. With other people their respective ages, it'd come off abusive and/or exploitative, but because of her life experiences and how she's faced adversity and conquered it and kept going and become this self-assured and poised little thing, she has way more maturity and intelligence than other girls her age and she's more than equal to him, y'know? It just makes so much sense to me.
A Figure Of Speech: [being human]afigureofspeech on December 8th, 2010 03:19 am (UTC)
I watch WAY too much tv, but on the bright side, it means I almost always have something to chat to various people about. ^_^

Ikr! Tv is such a great starting point. What better to bring people together than squee? So many good shows too, but only so many hours in the day lol. Priorities and all that. X)

Kira was just...blah. I found Cassie way more interesting and awesome as a character. And she and Nick really do just fit together, ya know? I love how they look out for each other, and work together, and rely on each other, and snark at each other, and all that. It hits all my shippy buttons lol. As far as recs go, check out my memories, there's some really good stuff in it. :)
Sunny: FF River squeesunny_serenity on December 8th, 2010 10:15 am (UTC)
Hehehe! Lil inappropriate ship club FTW! Also yay for Nick/Cassie fic omgimsoexcited!
A Figure Of Speech: [lady gaga]afigureofspeech on December 11th, 2010 09:25 pm (UTC)
Haha yeah I have quite a fondness for certain *ahem* controversial ships. X) And despite the Push fandom's relative smallness, there's some really nice stuff out there. :) Which is awesome, since I love this movie lol.
Sunny: FF Mal laughsunny_serenity on December 12th, 2010 01:39 am (UTC)
Some of those were really very well thought out. The Cassie POV one was lolarious it had me ROFLMAO.
A Figure Of Speech: [soul eater]afigureofspeech on December 12th, 2010 07:33 pm (UTC)
They are! And yeah, Cassie pretty much kicks ass, and that author got her down pitch perfect. :) *totally reread everything after linking you*
Sunnysunny_serenity on December 13th, 2010 07:01 am (UTC)
100% AWESOMENESS. That narrative was so geeeeeenius.
A Figure Of Speech: [firefly]afigureofspeech on December 13th, 2010 06:45 pm (UTC)
Sunny: WW Donna WIN!sunny_serenity on December 13th, 2010 06:50 pm (UTC)
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Sunny: Leverage Sophie Eliot Yay!sunny_serenity on December 8th, 2010 10:09 am (UTC)
But yes of course we shall be friends with that line up of shows in common AND a contributory intro WITH an amazeballs gif?! Totally friending you right now!
A Figure Of Speech: [alice]afigureofspeech on December 11th, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)
Yay, I'm so glad! ^_^ I love it when I find cool people to talk to!
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Sunny: SN Dance of Joysunny_serenity on December 8th, 2010 01:11 am (UTC)
Omg yay bb!
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Sunny: X Scully woosunny_serenity on December 8th, 2010 01:13 am (UTC)
Double yay!
madderbradmadderbrad on December 15th, 2010 12:36 pm (UTC)
Brought into the fandom by the movies, hey? I guess I'll have to wait until question #4 to see if PoA is your favourite movie (I think it's acclaimed as the best by many H/Hr folk).

..because the I love I have for Potter!verse is equal to the amount of hate because of the Crapilogue of Fail and all it's 2000 parts.

So if both sides of the equation are *equal* - love versus hate - I guess they cancel each other out and you're overall neutral about HP? :-)

Sadly these days I feel the colossal fail of the last two books outweighs all else ... when it comes to the canon. It's the fan fiction that excels for me!
Sunny: HP blursunny_serenity on December 15th, 2010 06:11 pm (UTC)
Yes I can be quite obvious at times. PoA serves as a solid foundation for H/Hr imo.

Hehehe... because neutral is my current state of being. :p Nah, it's just I fell so fast and so hard into the awesomeness that is this verse and then just as quickly it was ripped to shreds around the time of OotP being released so... *sigh* I was thwarted by mine own enthusiasm.

Oh yes, come be a permanent resident in the land of awesome. It is divinely brilliant.