ciroccoj: (WTF)
Daniel and I are waiting for Justin's bus and discussing the part of Half-Blood Prince that Daniel just finished reading - the part where it looks like Ron's no longer in love with his girlfriend Lavender but is possibly realizing he's falling in love with Hermione.

"Um... I don't think Ron was ever in love with Lavender," I say. "They just kissed a lot."

Daniel emits the kind of eloquent sound of disgust that only a nine-year-old boy in the presence of the word "kiss" can emit.

"And I don't think Lavender was in love with him either. I mean, remember what Harry said at Christmas, when Ron was so so grossed out by the gift Lavender got him?* 'Did you give her any kind of sign that you'd really love a gold chain that said "My Sweetheart" on it?'"

"No, he totally didn't!"

"Well, no. And if Lavender knew him well at all she would've known that. Hermione never would've given him something like that."

"No, she would've given him something that shouted 'I LOVE HERMIONE!!' over and over," Daniel says, laughing.

"No... Hermione would've given him a copy of Hogwarts: A History."

Daniel laughs some more. "And! She would've put a spell on it that made it shout 'I LOVE HERMIONE!!' over and over and over until he'd read at least half of it!"


[ profile] a_dawn, you shouldn't have posted that bit on your lj (you know the one "...Particularly this bit JKR has to say about Snape falling in love" - the bit that had people posting their theories of what that might mean.) Because I've got a hot date with Pedagogy of the Oppressed, so this is a perfect opportunity to procrastinate by posting what I think will happen in Deathly Hallows, AKA Harry Potter Book 7.

Right. Without further ado, because Pedagogy is burning a pedantic hole on my desk, here's my predictions for Deathly Hallows:

I shouldn't have to warn people that behind this link are spoilers )

* Incidentally, [ profile] seviet has a beautiful illustration of that scene: My Sweetheart.
ciroccoj: (Default)
A new edition of Summary Executions is up. Read and tremble in awe and fear:

Not stouthearted or masochistic enough to go read the carnage? Here are some of the highlights:

  • Entering his six year Harry with come face to face with his deepest fears. Death will be a common factor in his life this year, and trying to cope with those already lost leaves Harry tittering on the edge of sanity.

  • Looking back, it was all because of those blasted boxers. Yes, he would blame it on the boxers. That and her stupid knickers. And his sofa. And Blaise. And Colin. And that dratted cat. Oh, and buggering sperm. Yes, it was a conspiracy. Yes, that was it.

  • dumbdore has adopted six sons that are lil demon that can use elements of fire, air, earth, water.... do i tell you that their also demons

  • " Are you the shadow master?" Voldemort asked, turning to face the young Potter. Harry smirked darkly, holding up his hand to produce a ball of fire." What doe's it look like Voldie .. scared, well you should be, because right now I'm about to kick your a

  • Harry and Ginny have just gotten married and this is a story of their lives and the tiny conflicts they face! Rated M for sexual preferences, which start in the 1st chapter!

  • my version of Harrys 6th year. Dumbledore arrested, Sirius alive? im not a good writer so flame all you want i wont get better!


In other news, every so often I wonder at Chris' ability to belong wherever he lives, and not miss his home town. I was away from Ottawa for twelve years, and for the last eight, I wanted to go home. No matter how nice it was where I was - and Kingston and London were both great cities to live in - I didn't feel like I belonged. I was missing something. Feeling... centred, or anchored, or something. A lot of it had to do with missing my mother and my childhood friends, but they weren't the only reason I was homesick. I think a childhood spent moving around from one continent to another, with only my mother as a constant presence in my life, left me with an almost pathological need to set down roots and hang on to them for all I'm worth.

Chris doesn't have that. He misses his family, enjoys visiting Calgary, would've been happy to live there, but I longed to be back in Ottawa so he was just as happy to have us move here. And I'm not sure why the difference, because he moved around frequently too, as a kid. I think maybe the fact that he had a large family helped cushion the moves a bit.

Or maybe it's that his home province is Alberta that makes the difference. Who knows.

Why am I musing about this?

Alberta premier slams Al Gore interview attacking oilsands projects
'I don't listen to Al Gore in particular because he's a Democrat. And not only that, he's about as far left as you can go' )
ciroccoj: (journey)
Lots of stuff happens in the outside world that just sorta passes me by. I know about tsunamis and Iraq and the death of Peter Jennings, but for the longest time I honestly thought Paris Hilton was a hotel and Bennifer was probably a golfer, since I'd never seen a movie advertised starring "Bennifer" so he/she probably wasn't a movie star. I also spent about half my time watching "Cheaper By The Dozen" saying, "So that's Hilary Duff? Huh. She's pretty big, isn't she? I know I've heard her name somewhere."

Same with the internet/lj. I know a few people, read my flist, occasionally do a friends/friends thing, but overall, drama completely passes me by. I generally hear about "something huge" days after it's already gone by, when people are commenting on the aftermath. It's kind of like emerging from your basement from a blissfully restful nap after a tornado has gone by and wondering why your neighbours are all gathered outside picking up the copious amounts of trash all over the street.

So today I idly followed a cryptic link from [ profile] dragonduerme's lj, about [ profile] cousinjean's post requesting donations for her fic... and OMG. I'm literally speechless. Both at the original request and at the violent, vehement and vocal reaction to it.

::blink blink::

Going to go do something fluffy now. And non-controversial. Like, say, debating gay marriage and abortion at a fundamentalist Christian site. Cause people don't nearly nearly as worked up about that.

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