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16 December 2010 @ 10:13 am
I am annoyed this morning...  
BARROWMAN!!!! Apparently I broke my PB account by exceeding bandwidth and I am NOT schlepping out twenty-five dollars a year to keep free media. That's just stupid. WAY TO RUIN THE JOY PHOTOBUCKET! IT'S LIKE BREAKING A PENIS WHILST ENGAGING IN COITUS.

eta:...so I changed my header. sunny_serenity sunny_serenity sunny_serenity

morning, when it evens

This? Has spoilers for DH1 but is mostly about Harry finally breaking after he sees the result of Bellatrix!torture... there's fingers running through the hairs at the nape of his neck (omg).
by sticksandstitches

Oh, be still my heart. It's short and bittersweet.
short personal canon
by anythingbutgrey

Brasilian interview with Dan, Emma, Rupert and David. A really great well rounded interview about insights and ~feelings. For those of you with more specific tastes, talk about The Dance starts at 4.07.

30 Days of Harry Potter

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12

13. Least favorite character(s)
Mostly the tertiary characters that are written that way and it's mostly girls. Woe. They make me wanna pin them to the floor turn out all their pockets and confiscate their Woman cards.

Pansy. Parvati & her sister. Sometimes Cho, but that's mostly cos she's was all up on my man using him as a coping mechanism to get over Cedric. I KNOW.


But here have some dancey pants cos dancing? IS BRILLIANT.

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: Broke Horse ~ Freelance Whales
dillpickle: H/Hr Dancepoppypickle on December 16th, 2010 09:55 pm (UTC)
I love how much David Yates loves the dance scene. It's just so unbelievably touching that he created and shaped this perfect moment between our kids and that he really adores it.
Sunny: HP dancesunny_serenity on December 16th, 2010 11:32 pm (UTC)
His obvious love for it makes me wanna rip my hair out cos OotP had so much stuff like that rip for the picking... But then I remember that it was his first foray into Potter!verse and he prolly didn't wanna make any waves. He made up for that travesty a bit with The Dance.
dillpickle: Robot Penispoppypickle on December 19th, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC)

I found the fic I was telling you about!!!


It's so deliciously angsty. <3
Sunny: HP the possibilitysunny_serenity on December 20th, 2010 03:47 am (UTC)
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Sunny: Music TnS booksunny_serenity on December 16th, 2010 11:55 pm (UTC)
oh bb, it is not cho (and all these other girls) hate so much as dislike/annoyance. it's not their fault. i totally blame jk for dropping the ball on these potentially complex females by making them as they are. (one of my biggest pet peeves is female authors undermining female awesomeness by subscribing to conventional man-writing) if one tenth of the energy she spent on developing dobby was spared for the women of this verse i think this answer would have been different.

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Sunny: HP watch me burnsunny_serenity on December 17th, 2010 12:27 am (UTC)
The uneven distribution of development is what irks me most.

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Sunny: HP watch me burnsunny_serenity on December 17th, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
I think it was around the time they both moved over to the states. Dan was doing Equus and Emma did some school shopping/started school? Idek. It's just OMGSOFUCKINGPRETTY I had to use it.

Heh, yeah that kinda blew up the internet for a bit... wasn't that V-date thing from like two years ago? what? me? rpf? puh-shaaaa... *looks around suspiciously*
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Sunny: HP watch me burnsunny_serenity on December 20th, 2010 06:45 am (UTC)
...there's danemma & hhr_danemma & hprpf um, what? omg *iz sekritly excited* RPF IS WRONG! *ahem*
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Sunny: Music TnS shrugsunny_serenity on December 20th, 2010 09:57 pm (UTC)
Hmm, I dunno maybe people feel uncomfortable about Harry Potter and the Oversexualisation of Minors? *shrug*
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Sunny: HP Hermionesunny_serenity on December 21st, 2010 05:42 am (UTC)
aw... our kids are not cool? lol. s'okay, i still lurve them. now i have to go hunting for this. nothing intrigues me more than an impossibility. *makes plans*
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Sunny: HP crapiloguesunny_serenity on December 21st, 2010 11:17 pm (UTC)
yeah, there's not a lot out there... and the one i found, felt like it was written by a ten year old. *scrubs the bad!fic taste away*
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Sunny: HP blursunny_serenity on December 22nd, 2010 01:44 am (UTC)
that's like all kinds of lamecakes. *pout*

HA! TUMBLR SHIPS THEM?! Sweet. *runs off to follow*
Sam: h/h: i think i might have inhaled youneverpretend on December 17th, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)
I think my leaset favorite character is probably Fudge. That man made a living out of being useless.

Cho Chang I will always love, if only because she saw something going on between Harry and Hermione. Homegirl knew what was up.
Sunny: HP Trelawnysunny_serenity on December 17th, 2010 09:12 am (UTC)
The man was quite useless. Him and Crouch Sr. *facepalm* There are so many characters in this world but my view of it is pretty narrow. I tend to think in terms of how-does-this-affect-mah-fave-characters/ship directly.

And if Cho could see it... However she, like most of the women in this verse, give me mixed feelings. They were all probably cooler than they were written (I just haven't ventured far beyond H/Hr when it comes to the fandom side of things). This fact may contribute to my latching onto McG & Hermione so hard. Idek about jo sometimes... *headdesk*
Samneverpretend on December 18th, 2010 05:22 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's really to bad that as awesome as Cho probably is, she functioned primarily as Harry's crush, which is ridiculous and totally unfair, because I also think we were supposed to compare her to ~Ginny Weasley~ (as in, Harry's immature infatuation vs. ~true love/soulmates) which makes me mad for obvious reasons and like. Jo. There are many ways in which you fail.

Sunny: HP Hermionesunny_serenity on December 20th, 2010 07:04 am (UTC)
Hehe, totally agree. Why do women writers sabotage women characters? One of my biggest frustrations about being a fan.

OMG YES. ...I have to freaking find a McG icon of HBIC.
borg_princess: hermione- b&w kiaborg_princess on December 17th, 2010 09:40 am (UTC)
>_< *hugglesquish* It's probably people hotlinking your HP spams of late. Try renaming your folders, perhaps? I got exceeded as well and I renamed my folder and it's all better now. *fingers crossed, knock on wood*

You know, it's funny, but it's the minor characters I still like- I guess 'coz JKR didn't ruin them for me the way she did a lot of others. Or maybe it's fanon bleeding into my perception of them- or the movies! I love PoA!Pansy. Hate that they replaced her. >:[

And I actually find Cho very sympathetic. As you said, she was kind of using Harry, but then, I don't think he treated her very well at all. That human hosepipe thing was very insulting and it was annoying how insensitive he was to her- she lost her boyfriend in a tragic and traumatic way! What gives, boy? And then to say that he told his friends about what happened to Cedric but refuse to tell her...

What I find interesting is how Hermione seemed to subconsciously sabotage his date. Earlier, she was all for Harry/Cho, analyzing their emotions and interactions, because it made her useful to Harry- she was the one decoding the female enigma, explaining Cho to him, she was important. And then when it gets to the stage where they're actually going on a date, she kind of sabotages it by arranging to meet Harry that day as well- surely a girl who knows exactly all the emotions bubbling in Cho's head would know what that would look like to her? I thought that was...yeah. Fascinating insight into her subconscious, lol.
Sunny: HP Hermionesunny_serenity on December 17th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
Well, Luisa said it's prolly cos I was linking too much shit... which, I SO TOTALLY DID. Um, Harry Potter ate my life. Serious. Will renaming it break the existing links though? Cos my mood theme is all fucked and I WANTS MAH PRETTY DOCTOR AND COMPANION.

'Hosepipe'? *is confused* My scope of this verse has significantly narrowed after the Crapilogue of Fail so I kinda don't know what you're talking about half the time... but don't stop cos I feel like I'm cheating off your paper in exams. The Bro has to deal with my lack of proper understanding in this verse too. He eyerolls at me so much I think he may have vision problems in the near future.

But yes, Cho was all trauma-mama and oh, *snuggles her* and Harry was shitty to Cho. So it was a mutual usage? *shrug* As far as Hermione!sabotage I blame Jo for being so frakking inconsistent with everybody in the latter books. Like, WTF?! I did not order HP with a side of character assassination. Do. Not. Want. o_________0 I think a lot of my 'I don't give a fuck about canon' has to do with that. I will never understand PTB sabotage.
borg_princess: hermione-quillborg_princess on December 17th, 2010 10:45 pm (UTC)
Will renaming it break the existing links though?

It will- but the thing is, if you don't do anything, you lose your mood theme anyway. So it doesn't hurt- all I did was I added a number to the end of my folder, just a random number, and then I went back to my journal customizing thing and added that number next to all my gifs. So I didn't have to copy/paste everything all over again. ^_~

Oh, Harry calls her a 'human hosepipe' as a reference to her crying all the time. Funny how his POWER OF LOVE allows him to express compassion for someone who's grieving. O.o

Lol at your bro's eyerolling!

As far as Hermione!sabotage I blame Jo for being so frakking inconsistent with everybody in the latter books. Like, WTF?! I did not order HP with a side of character assassination.

Thing is, with this, I actually have no problem with it. HBP and DH, yes, major character assassination. Even the facial disfiguration in OotP, MAJOR ISSUES. But this date-sabotage I think is in-character and kind of...endearing, almost. Like, Hermione micromanages to death anything that confuses her or sets her off-balance, for instance, her BFF going on his first date. It's a whole new thing for her and the only way she can deal is by analyzing it and involving herself in it, for eg. translating Cho to Harry. This means she's still relevant and important to him. But when the date approaches...she's kind of thrown off balance, because if he has a regular girlfriend, it's going to change things irrevocably with their dynamics, and I don't think it's conscious, by any means, I don't think she's that spiteful (at least, not to Harry), but subconsciously, she's kind of freaking out and so she uses the events at school to kind of crash his date.

It's important stuff, it's a very real threat they're dealing with, so she's not making up something frivolous and petty, so she can justify it to herself. But I think in the back of her head, she knew it was kind of an excuse- because when she acts all amazed that Cho would get upset, I'm like, 'Lol, seriously, bb, you're gonna play that card?' Heh.

But yeah, I do think it's in-character, it's an expression of her insecurity which we don't see very often but it's an intrinsic part of her, and it's one area where JKR succeeded in keeping her consistent, I think. I can sympathize- on one hand, you want your friend to be happy, otoh, you're scared of losing them.
Sunny: HP protegosunny_serenity on December 18th, 2010 04:12 am (UTC)
Oh gods that sounds too involved for me right now... I'll just forgo the mood theme on my posts until the next month comes around. The bandwidth gets reset every month right?

Ow. Yeesh, Harry why so douchey? Of course, he is kind of emotionally retarded so maybe that didn't compute as THIS WILL HURT SOMEONE'S FEELINGS in his brain. Dumb boy.

It should be his permanent I AM DISCUSSING POTTER WITH MY RETARDED SISTER face. That's what happens when I get burned by canon. The harsher the burn the deeper I delve into fanon and get lost in my happy place where everything is the way I want it.

I am so hesistant about a re-read because it hurts too much but I'm so frustrated not being able to CONVERSE IN DEPTH WITH YOU about these things cos you spend more time explaining stuff to me AND I WANNA HAVE CHATTY BANTERY TIEMS!! GRRR. ARRGH. However, because this pertains to H/Hr I feel I can maybe contribute... So, YES, now that you put it this way, I totally see how this is not OOC too much (I am possibly having a five year long tantrum and refusing to see anything beyond the blinding rage of HDUJK?!HDU?! *FISTS OF FURY*). Hermione does compartmentalise a lot IE: her parents. Her being so logically rational and thinking of the bigger picture all the time and then having to confront these things called ~feelings would be hard for her. I can see her unintentionally/subconsciously sabotaging stuff. Ou, I like the use of intrinsic. I agree with this estimation.
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Sunny: Leverage Parker winksunny_serenity on December 17th, 2010 08:00 pm (UTC)
Ou, PB tips. Yes! Thank you love. I guess I have to wait til this month is over for me to get that account back to normal, eh? I think my HP!love hast slayed my PB dead. Who knew?