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|Monday, January 18th, 2010|
|Thursday, January 14th, 2010|
|My perfect ending
I have to rec this:I Capture the Castle fic
by Ankaret. Yuletide stuff.
This was almost unbearably wonderful to read. I kept pausing a few seconds, walking about the room, before going back to the story, wishing it not to end so soon. I actually didn't feel like I was reading fanfic the whole time. It felt like I'd got the wish to see what happened next. When I finished I Captuure the Castle - after Rowling recommended it in an interview I think - I had a yearning to have more of the story, and I crossed my fingers like anything that when I googled it, I'd find there was a sequel. And when I found there wasn't, I felt heartsick. Today, I'm just browsing Yuletide fics, and randomly click, and here's my perfect ending.
|Tuesday, December 1st, 2009|
In Memoriam: Avery
Everyone on FW thinks I jest, but I really do love Avery. I actually *was* a bit stung when Lily said the nasty things about him, as if Snape was so much better. I felt like I knew Avery a lot better than JKR did, since JKR obviously hadn't thought much about who Snape's friends were, given the mangled state their timelines were in.
That's how I felt, and I knew it was very silly. It's harder to intellectually defend an emotional attachment to a character with about two lines in the entire HP series, than it is to a major character like Snape.
So, bitter Snapefen, there but for the grace of JKR go I.
Once a nerd, always a nerd
I had a very good dream last night where I was a companion to Dr. Who and we were searching the set of a Star Trek movie looking for Daleks who were pretending to be set props. It was great, especially when the director discovered the TARDIS on the bridge of the Enterprise set, and wailed "But we don't have the rights to do a crossover! Whose idea was this?"
|Friday, July 10th, 2009|
|Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008|
|Declaration of Conversion
George R.R. Martin.... oh my God, this man can write.
I've been putting off reading his books because they're long and take lots of investment, unlike the cheap hilarious romance novels that I brightened my summer with, but I picked up "A Game of Thrones" the other day, and I'm now almost finished "A Clash of Kings" and I've bought the next two. They are brilliant, but if you've already read them you'll know that. If you haven't, go read them.
I wasn't quite sure what to expect, because I'd heard they were dark, and 'dark' in fannish terms passes for 'lots of blood and sex and weird religion.' A lot of fantasy authors try to be 'dark' just for the hell of it, and they don't build up very believable societies around those three themes. Martin's definitely dark, plus he's got the blood and the sex and the weird religion, but he also knows what he's doing.( Small spoilers under the cut for the first two books )
|Labour Party = Slytherfen
Sheep, I've got you your Draco!Labour metaphor here.
|Tuesday, May 20th, 2008|
The Plot of Twilight and Sequels, as I understand it from reading snippets in various bookstores
"Take me! Take me now!"
"Okay! But I have to vampirize you first!"
"Oh well, don't take me now!"
"But actually, maybe I will"
"Take me now, then!"
"I'm not sure about this."
"Take me, please!"
"All right, I'll take you now!"
"I don't think I want to do this yet."
etc. etc. etc.
|Monday, April 14th, 2008|
|Small Old Jane Austen Wank
I was browsing Jane Austen sequels and came on this exchange on the Amazon review page of Consequence: Or Whatever Happened To Charlotte Lucas
This book is absolutely awful., June 15, 1999
By A Customer
I am also, like the author, a JASNA member. I looked forward to the book, particularly as the presumable topic was Charlotte. The author's verbage is more an exercise in her wish to string together names of "offspring" of all the characters in all the Jane Austen novels ever written, without regard to time, location, and most certainly, without regard to probability. This book did not concern Charlotte; stole too much language from Jane's novels, and did not resemble Austen's works in style, story or sense. A waste of my money.
Decide for Yourselves, December 23, 1999
By Elizabeth Newark "bluestocking" (Berkeley, California) - See all my reviews
Forgive me for speaking on my own behalf, but anyone reading the next-in-line review might think my book was trash. It is not, of course. Before it was published it was reviewed by Professor Juliet McMaster, of the University of Alberta, a leading member of the Jane Austen Society of North America and one of their most delightful speakers. It was Professor McMaster who wrote: Jane would be proud of you (I intend of have those words engraved on my tombstone.)
The next reviewer claims to be a member of the Jane Austen Society, but she chooses to be anonymous. No true Jane Austen reader would hide her identity.
|Friday, March 7th, 2008|
|A story I Never Wrote
Talking with Alec, I was telling him about a fic I never wrote, and never will. Might as well post it here and get it out of my system.
In '1975', the soon-to-be Death Eaters, Roland 'Rolly' Wilkes and Florence Jorkins were engaged in an obviously doomed romance. Since the only canon mention of Wilkes was that he was killed. Wilkes's mother was Lucius Malfoy's aunt, but she'd long since distanced herself from the Malfoys. And when it was announced her son had been a Death Eater, she posthumously disowned him. Never spoke of him again, destroyed his belongings etc. To some extent, she was probably afraid of Crouch suspecting she
was somehow involved.
When she was informed that, before dying, her son had had a liaison with Florence Jorkins, also now accused of being a Death Eater, and that Florence was pregnant, she denied any connection to the child, or responsibility. ( Read more... )
|Monday, March 3rd, 2008|
About that Vander Ark update.
Exhibits F and G are the stuff I searched for and posted on FW and here.
*waves hello to Jo's lawyers*
|Monday, February 25th, 2008|
|Making all things clear
I was writing up the latest FW Sockpuppet outbreak on the wiki
, and noticed a funny little detail about that wank.
The somewhat obtuse OP of this thread
is another one of SVA's LJ friends, who joined JF in December and only comments on SVA. She didn't bother to sockpuppet, kudos to her.
|Friday, February 15th, 2008|
|Thursday, February 14th, 2008|
I think I need to confess to my flist that I work for a non-profit organization, and have been known to finance my lust for Toblerone White Chocolate with the proceeds I derive from the non-profit organization.
|Wednesday, February 13th, 2008|
|Another Ridiculous Lexicon Detail
Melissa at TLC contacted Langford
to check if the Ansible letter was really from SVA. Some people had doubts.
Melissa: As asked, I contacted and heard from David Langford as well. The email is accurate and came from his personal email address. The only "significant change," he said, besides routine formatting (caps, ital, etc.) was modifying 'The full text of the Lexicon book...' to 'A large portion of the Lexicon book text...' Apparently it emerged in the correspondence that "full text" wasn't quite accurate, and Steve suggested he edit the post say that a that large portion was available as pat of the filings from WB, which he did.
What this means:
In SVA's published letter
to Ansible, there's the sentence, "A large portion of the Lexicon book text is available online as part of the filings from Warner Bros last week if you'd like to see what the final result looks like."
According to Langford, SVA's original draft said that "The full text of the Lexicon book is available online as part of the filings from Warner Bros." Langford obviously was skeptical that WB had put the whole book online, and got a correction on that from SVA before publishing.
What is going on? Did SVA want it to look more like he was being victimized by WB? Or is he just that clueless?
|Monday, February 11th, 2008|
|Disingenuous like woah.
Annephoenix has no idea what is going on.
"To be honest, I have NO idea about the legal whatsits of this case. None, and I will be v interested in the outcome of the hearing. But since the public media/press lawyers tend to consider this a landmark case, maybe it does have more merit than f_w would make one think? Maybe not ;). I truly don't know!"
But she does know that Steve Vander Ark is just doing what Emerson Spartz does with Rowling's blessing.
Could all this have anything to do with the fact she's a Sectus organizer
who blames Fandom Wank for... something?
|Friday, February 1st, 2008|
|R/Hr: Because Harry Isn't Up To It
Some of my friends have already been amusing themselves with this fic, and now I see why. It's practically the silliest thing I've read in HP fandom, which takes some doing. Regency H/Hr.
“I – I’m sorry to disturb you,” she said, stepping tentatively into the room, “but I’m a little…er…perplexed.”
The bedclothes rustled as Harry sat up. “Well, come here and tell me what is troubling you.”
Hermione padded barefoot over to his bed and sat hesitantly. She was grateful now for the darkness, for it meant Harry would not be able to see her blush as she attempted to explain herself.
“As I said, I’m a bit perplexed because…well, I’ve been told that upon one’s wedding night, it is…er…customary, to consummate the marriage, and…well, we don’t appear to be doing that.”
Harry’s reaction was a rather audible intake of breath.
“I – I did not think you would…want to…er…consummate,” Harry said. “Until such time as you wanted to have children, of course. Presuming you want to have children at all.”
“I did not think I had a choice,” Hermione replied truthfully.
“Well…you certainly ought to. As I’m sure you’ve heard, it is…quite painful for a lady, the first time, and I do not wish to inflict that upon you until it is necessary.”
This is Chapter Two. By Chapter Six, Hermione and Harry have advanced to sharing a bed. By Chapter Eleven, they consummate the marriage.
|Monday, January 28th, 2008|
|Superteam meme. Assemble a superteam from your various fandoms. Your team must consist of the following:
(1) Team Leader
(1) Comic Relief
All your superteam members must be from DIFFERENT fandoms.( Read more... )
|Monday, January 7th, 2008|
Now that you've discovered Yes Minister, I'm presenting you with my big, best Crossover ever theory.Bernard is totes a wizard
Unfortunately, it's beyond my capability to write.
Looks Like Another Entertaining Rowling Year
JKR: A part of the final battle that made me smile was Slughorn galloping back with Slytherins, (SU: Yes!) (JN laughs) but they’d gone off to get reinforcements first, you know what I’m saying? But yes, they came back, they came back to fight, so I mean- but I’m sure that many people would say “Well, that’s common sense, isn’t it? Isn’t that smart, to get out, get more people and come back with them?”
So the Slytherins came back, eh?
*is laughing so hard the tears are rolling down her face*
Oh, Jo, I love you more than any author out there. You've got an almost Bertie Woosterish talent for spreading chaos among your fans.
But I really think that had better be made clearer in the subsequent edition. I came up with this idea, but I thought I was retconning, not reading the authorial intent properly.
P.S. Have I mentioned before that my (adult) brother, were he to post online, would be prime Fandom Wank material? He said after Christmas dinner that he felt like Rowling was trying to shove her interview canon in his face, and make him accept it, and was telling him to shut up. Also that he wasn't going to give her anymore money. I asked him why he was reading all her interviews, and he couldn't quite explain that. It was great after-dinner entertainment. Particularly when it came out that Harry Potter Seven was the only book he's read this past year. *headdesk*