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20 April 2011 @ 04:48 pm
my gateway drug. it is upon us.  

Straight out the gate we have mopey dopey Harry because HE GAVE HIS FRIENDS HIS PHONE NUMBER SO THEY COULD CALL HIM!! OH! I remember how significant this is to a youngster because it fucking. is. OH. OH OHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOH! icant. And because of course this child can never ever ever have a modicum of happiness he must feel eternally alone.

But my kids OWN anyway with the sending of the birfday gifts. D'AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!! Ron's awesomely lame gift is awesomely lame and perfect because he is a boy and does not know how to tell his friend he likes him and hopes he is doing okay but tries anyway what with the botched phone call and everything and I just totally love Ronald Bilius Weasley and how he tries. He tries. AND! AND, AND OMG MY SHIP Y U SO ADORBS???? Harry's all: knowing Hermione it's heavy and rectangular so it must be a book. That awkward moment when the girl who is your friend knows you better than anybody else and gets you the most awesomely awesome gift you never even dreamed had an existence until she sends it by owl on your birthday even when she's on holidays in France with her family during the summer. KIIIIIIIIIIIDS. YOU SLAY ME.

Also, if there was such emphasis on Harry's temper and Ronald's temper why wasn't there any on Hermione's? She had an even bigger reason to get incensed at pretty much everything that ever happened to her in this verse yet we only get allowed Ron's or Harry's expressions to be expressed as a valid response to things. What is this? Granted it was justified in this instance because if anyone calls someone's mother a bitch and is insulting, get mad. Blow the fucker up as big as you like cos nobody is allowed to do that... unless it's true, but those cases are maybe fewer in this verse because Rowling was all about her story being her grieving process over her mummy and death, so. BUT WHAT ABOUT HERMIONE JOANNE? DO YOU EVEN LOVE HER? Cos sometimes it seems like you don't... what is that?

Also rife in this book: adolescent cockiness and dreaming big that you can change the world with the power in your hand... ah, youth and optimism. The Elder Weasley's arguing over whether Harry has the right to know about Sirius Black. Who, bee tee dub, is kind of totally more awesome in fandom and in the movies because of Gary Oldman. In the books he seems a bit... boring?

Anyway, back to the arrogance of youth. We're gonna be keeping score of REASONS I THOUGHT MY SHIP WOULD BE CANON. I love Harry's frustration over thinking himself not completely useless in this book. OBVIOUSLY he has faced Voldy thrice at this point and he's thinking I CAN DO THIS.

Hermione can get her I CAN DO THIS arrogance on too, what with the I KNOW THIS attitude and the determination to be GOOD at something is how she finds value. She's a bit of a showoff and turns her nose down at Trelawney's classes and teaching style. Similarly, Harry does also. Perhaps not as vocally as Hermione does but he loathes Snape and constantly thinks he can't learn anything from him. They both run headlong into their black and white areas of reasoning of what is right and wrong and stick to it adamantly daring anyone to prove them wrong and then conceding reluctantly when proven otherwise.

In converse to that, and most likely the biggest show of 'with age comes wisdom', McG may not agree with Sybil or Snape but suffers them with much patience as one would with a crazy old relative. Humouring them perhaps and, in regards to Trelawney, it may be a bit condescending but I think McG recognises the need for the woman to be present in Hogwarts and why it's safer that way. McG is also very shrewd when it comes to thing of the like. Another thing about McG: when Harry wants her to sign his permission form to attend the Hogsmeade day. Was it really pity she felt for him? Or was it more of a regret thing? Maybe a bit of both? I dunno. I just really want to read a fic where she adopted him. OBVS, since I talk about that in every single one of these kinds of posts...

Harry becomes very worried about perception in this book. Of course no one likes to get teased and this is that awkward tweeny angst phase of life so reputation is kind of about everything in the social ladder. This is what made Alfonso the perfect choice as a director for the film translation. HNNNNNNG! Can you imagine if he did OotP? CAN YOU? GAH! ALFONSO I LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!

Okay, I think I'm done for now... I have things I have to do. Bah.
Current Mood: rushedrushed
Current Music: there's a reason ~ a.a. bondy
A Figure Of Speech: [battlestar gallactica]afigureofspeech on April 21st, 2011 03:47 am (UTC)
Can I just say it made me ridiculously happy when you invoked the Lords of Kobal? Cause it did. :D

Oh PoA. Totally my fav book for a while. I really love reading your reactions because you legit analyze the characters and all that fun stuff that I never actually thought about as a kid. Very interesting new perspective for me. ♥

Also, have you watched The Borgias/Game of Thrones/Camelot? Because I haaaaave and you are the one that got me excited and I want to know your thoughts!
Sunnysunny_serenity on April 22nd, 2011 04:06 am (UTC)
Sometimes I wish my analysis was far deeper than it is but my understanding of this verse is narrow. I've been so far away from canon that I can't remember if a significant moment happened in book or in really really good fic that I read as canon. So.

OH YES! I HAVE!! I shall make a post... post haste.
A Figure Of Speechafigureofspeech on April 23rd, 2011 09:22 pm (UTC)
Lol sometimes I forget too. x) It's especially bad in fandoms where I read more fanfic than I actually watch the show. For instance, I always forget that Sheldon/Penny isn't actually canon...

Excellent! *goes to find post*
aprilvolitionaprilvolition on April 21st, 2011 04:32 am (UTC)
Your gifs, and insights, are so awesome.

I also have to mention, thanks to you, I've been reading fanfic like a crack addict again. I checked out those authors you recommended and got completely sucked in. Even at work, I sneak a few paragraphs when I can. I'm enjoying them immensely, I'm also not feeling very productive lol.
Sunny: HP beautifulsunny_serenity on April 22nd, 2011 04:08 am (UTC)
Your comment is too gracious.

YAY! I am nothing if not an enabler. But yeesh, don't get in trouble for it lady! That would be the opposite of what I wanted to accomplish. I just want everyone to feel my ~feelings... LOL!
aprilvolitionaprilvolition on April 22nd, 2011 04:25 am (UTC)
It's more like I'm setting a bad example since I'm the boss, which is probably worse. I do lecture myself for it and have even threatened to turn myself in to the General Manager if it continues lol. I was a good girl today and did not read fanfic once while on the clock :D

I am, however, going to get completely lost in it now.
borg_princess: emma-thinkingborg_princess on April 21st, 2011 05:14 am (UTC)
OMG, your HP posts are always superb! I love all the gifs and reactions and everything! Your style = flawless. :D

Speaking of presents, I wish we knew what the boys got Hermione for her b'day. I'm just curious. 'coz at times she's really thoughtful and gets Harry an awesome present- to do with quidditch, his fave thing ever- and at other times, it'll be homework planners the boys want to set on fire. And she gets paid out for that, and rightly so, 'coz a HW planner, Hermione, really? To teenage boys? *shakes head* HEAVY-HANDED HINT IS HEAVY-HANDED.

But I wanna know what they would buy for her. In fanon, it's always book vouchers, and while she likes books, she's always a bit sad nobody know what else to get her, that she's just the stereotype and they don't look deeper.

Random, but I still think it's lame that Ron has to use a book on chatting up girls on Hermione. Really? That's pathetic. He can't use his knowledge of her in specific for over six years, no, he's gotta use a generic book on girls in general. O.o Riiiight. Epic romance in the works there. *eyeroll*

I think McG recognises the need for the woman to be present in Hogwarts and why it's safer that way

Does she? I didn't think she knew about the prophecy? And btw, I hate that everyone says Dumbles is the best Headmaster ever had, it's not like he gave a damn about the students or their education, he hired useless or incompetent or inappropriate teachers and completely sabotaged their learning, but no, let's fawn all over Dumbledore, epitome of goodness and all. Ugh.
Sunny: HP lostsunny_serenity on April 22nd, 2011 04:15 am (UTC)
My eyes get bored when it's just wordy format online... books? YES ALL THE WORDS! Interwebz? GIMME TEH SHINY.

I KNOW RIGHT? This girl needs a voice. And an even personality... more on that later. The movies gave her a voice. Some fic, when you find the right author with the right voice GIVES HER THIS. Yeesh... why is it so hard? Why can't there be more insight to this girl's thought process? Keep some of it a mystery but please, expand her beyond a plot device or girl who spouts exposition for the dumbos.

Thoughtful Gift V homewerk planner. Joanne's handling of this girl makes me SO. FRUSTRATED. Uneven writing is weak and obvious. WHO IS THIS WOMAN'S EDITOR? WHY DID THEY LET HER DO THIS? I will never understand, nor get over it because for a woman to be writing a story so populated with women it reads more like a sausage fest and oi, *FACEPALM* WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY? NO WONDER YOUR FANDOM IS SO FUCKING SCHIZOPHRENIC AND UN. EVEN.

She doesn't? I dunno... once again, my addled brain mixing fanon with canon. Ooops?

AGREE on the Saint Dumbledore thing. Refer to previous 'sausage fest' comment.