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Feb. 2nd, 2014

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Just because the author said so...

Oh Mr. Rowling... 
J.K. Rowling Admits That Harry And Hermione Should Have Ended Up Together
just because you wrote it doesn't mean we're going to listen to you!  I confess I was not a Harry/Draco shipper when I first read the books but after read-reading them... it's by far my favorite reality!
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Jan. 25th, 2014

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Becuase sometimes I often wonder about the intersection of fiction and reality

Well hello out there!  It's only been 5 months since my last post, definitely could be worse (maybe, right?)  I've actually had a whole bunch of things brewing in my little brain that I'd like to share here but that's not actually what this post is about.  I've been having a lot of fun playing in the sandbox that is Sherlock fandom lately and so I just had to read this article and thought I'd share it here as well.  I was hooked right from the title: Life as a Nonviolent Psychopath -tempting right?  It's kind of impossible (for me at least) to watch Sherlock/read the fanfic and not try to connect Sherlock's character to what I can comprehend in real life.  For those of you who haven't checked it out that's actually kind of the beauty in the whole show - how do you love a character that's seemingly unlovable (well at least one of the beautiful things about it!)  OK, back to the things that I'm actually supposed to be doing!

Aug. 2nd, 2013

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"28 Things That Happened After The Harry Potter Books Ended"

I should have gone to sleep but you know how it is, the internet is addictive.   And of course I came across this on facebook (which lead to losing an hour+ to buzzfeed surfing - so um, beware if you click).  Not new news certainly, just someone taking the time to compile and pull in illustrations.  I didn't join this little corner of fandom until well after the final word had been written but my time here has totally changed my view of all things Harry Potter so in thinking about where I was back then and where I am today I found the article to be a funny read.  Of course fandom has embraced some of this and largely rejected other elements and in the end that's what keeps me coming back - the way the fandom authors pull on all their creativity and embrace the possible variety in characters that I love.  So yeah, JK has her reality and that's awesome and we all get to have out own ever changing one and that's even better!!  Thank you authors and artists, you guys rock big time!

Feb. 3rd, 2013

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wow, it's been a while....

I know I've never been a prolific poster but it's February now and my last post was August so yeah, fail there.  I guess I'd have to say it's been an eventful half year which of course meant I had more than ever to post about but less time to actually do so.  There were lots of weddings to attend including my first ever hand-fasting ceremony.  I attending my 10 year high school reunion which simultaneously made me feel old and young (odd experience that, not really what the movies would lead you to expect, of course thinking back neither was high school!)  And probably the two most life changing: I started grad school and bought a houseRead more...Collapse )

Aug. 12th, 2012

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Hello from London!

*waves* hello out there. Greetings from London, I really should put up a proper post but alas that won't be tonight- I'm on vacation in one of my very favorite countries visiting family and enjoying the Olympic Games. Between you and I it's been stressful at times but really really awesome overall.

(I would have made this my pic for this post if I could have figured out how to do this via the ljapp but I don't... Also I owe someone credit for this pic, if you know who please tell!)

Anyway, I'm posting while watching the Closing Ceremonies to pimp a related extravaganza - The Merlin Olympics :)

If you haven't checked out the great fic and artwork over there then I encourage you, in the spirit of international cooperation and sportsmanship of course, to do so. I haven't gotten to them all yet thanks to vacation but I can't tell you how much fun I had seeing where the contributors went with the Olympic theme!

Cheers!

(in case the link above is misbehaving: http://merlinolympics.livejournal.com/ )

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Mar. 16th, 2012

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Because fiction is hard to shake

I just finished reading an 800+ page odyssey in the form of H/D fanfic sent to me by a lovely FB friend. My schedule has been hectic so I've been reading in every spare bit of time I could steal for almost a week (usually when I should have been sleeping or working, it's 2am here and I have work in 6 hours so you can guess what I should be doing). It was a cool story, the author has a great imagination and I was completely immersed reading it (like it would make me cranky when I knew I had to put it down and return to RL even to do fun things). When I knew I had less than 50 pages left I almost wanted to stop, there was a part of me that really just didn't want it to end. Of courses I read to the end and even shed a few tears but now I'm stuck in the odd place between fiction and reality. I'm wired (wide awake) but I don't want to read or watch a movie, I guess I needs to finish processing everything from this ver before I can move on. I can usually handle reading multiple verses and fandoms at once but I've always had this thing when a story really catches me I find it hard to shake, to the point that everything else is almost jarring.... Yeah I'm that crazy I guess. Anyway since I can't sleep and can't read I came here to ramble on. I guess I figured perhaps some of you know this feeling? If not hat's ok, I think in the long list of my quirks this isn't the one that will do me in!

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Feb. 26th, 2012

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Happy Blue Dragon Day

So just a quick update- The visit went well enough I think.  We spent about an hour together and there were some awkward silences but also some laughter.  She said I could come visit again which I'm happy about.  I'm still not sleeping well but at least that leaves more time for reading!

In other news I want to send thank you shout outs to thecheekydragon, literaryspell, wellhalesbells, and winterstorrm for the cheerful blue dragons and talekayler for the lovely glass heart!  Every time I see them on my profile they make me smile!

Feb. 24th, 2012

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I can't sleep

I can't sleep. Probably for a lot of reasons but mostly I think because I need to get something off my chest. I almost didn't write this and maybe I shouldn't have because a lot if it is not my story to tell and thus everything I say is going to be that awful mixture of way too vague and far too much over sharing. The fact is I'm not very good at holding things in, this is a mostly anonymous setting and frankly if you're reading this I think you might be the only one, so... here goes.

About three months ago (which due to my horrible lack of posting is about three posts ago) I wrote about a friend who "dumped" me. We were (in my opinion at least) best friends. I knew she was in a bad place at the time and as much as it tore me apart I honestly thought that respecting her wishes and leaving her alone was the right thing to do (there was no fight or anything and since it didn't happen in person I wrote her an email saying I would always consider her a friend). I have thought about her so much over the past few months, and wondered regularly if I should try to contact her but always decided to keep waiting.

She called me today. For about half the time we have been out of touch she's been hospitalized. I know that's not my fault and I honestly don't think if I had acted differently it would have changed her situation. Still I can't help second guessing myself. Did I do the right thing? I really just don't know... Maybe there was no right in this situation. It's my natural instinct to think that someone is Keats wrong and that someone is usually me but I guess at this point that kind of insecurity is not going to do either of us any good.

I'm going to visit her tomorrow. I have incredibly mixed emotions. I am happy (far more than I feel I have the right to be) knowing that she reached out and that I am going to see her, I have really really missed her friendship. I am sad because of how bad it got, because I wasn't there to support her, and probably most of all because even from a short phone call it's clear she's still in a bad place. I'm also scared, scared to have her come back into my life only to have her leave again, scared I will say or do the wrong thing. It's just a lot and the really ironic thing is this shouldn't even be about me, she's the one that needs the support.

So that's it. I am grateful for this little space where I can pour my heart out. Thanks for "listening".

Right or wrong I'm hitting post now and plan on giving sleep another go....

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Feb. 12th, 2012

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Apparently yesterday was the feast day of St Blaise, Bishop of Sebaste.  I was amused when I read that little fact, I don't think I've ever heard the name outside Harry Potter and the Blaise of fanfic is not exactly saintly.  That's it...  Just thought I'd share.
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Feb. 4th, 2012

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How cool would it be...

I have always wanted to go to an Olympic Opening or Closing Ceremony and this year I'll be in London the day of the Closing Ceremony but the tickets were very very expensive.  The only thing I can think of cooler than getting to watch would be getting to be in the show!  Any of my British friends going to apply?

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