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On tumblr ugh, ugh, what is my life. I can't even figure out how to find other people to follow because tumblr is bad for a) comments, b) flists, c) everything.


These are the most first-world problems in the world.
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This is basically the first time I have ever felt invested in Draco. Sure, Makani's fanart made me have a lot of thinky thoughts about the Malfoy family overall (and definitely shaped my long-term view of them), but after feeling horrible for Draco in books six and seven, he wasn't exactly at the forefront of my mind.



Might have to dust off some Harry Potter fic writing skillz and write something for myself. I haven't done this in a while.

But hey, I recently got a comment on my dead, ancient Marauder fic basically demanding more. Which, because it's on ff.net, came off as more amusing than irritating. Hi commenter! It's nice to know ff.net is still ticking! (Actually, HP fandom seems pretty alive on ff.net, to my mild horror.)

I know, I know. If I want fic, I'm going to have to write it. Unfortunate, because I hate my writing. *sigh*
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I actually went to dig up my old Pottermore account today.

And...it looks like old Pottermore accounts are defunct and I have to make a new one? But I love my old username! SeekerMugwump142, I hardly knew you!

Plus, it looks like they got rid of dueling. Which was the one feature I had fun playing with. :/

ETA: Oh, no, it looks like I can reclaim my house affiliation. PHEW. Imagine if I'd been resorted out of Hufflepuff???? D:

But it looks like all the cool features went away because "The new Pottermore has been designed to appeal to a more mature audience". Ugh, mature audiences. I can find those anywhere on the internet.

ETA2: Oh, it looks like my username is lost forever. :(

BUT I FOUND OUT MY WAND DETAILS AGAIN! "Sycamore wood with a Unicorn hair core 10 ¾ inches and Slightly Springy."

ETA3: Ugh, no, no Ilvermorny house for me. Odds are good that I wouldn't have attended anyway; the US is VERY POPULATED.
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More Ianto!

...crap, I have a fic I should actually try to finish before I listen to this.
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It's going to a bit of all Harry Potter, all the time, for a while at least. I can't help it. The play was like this shot of adrenaline in the fandom-lobe of my BRAIN.

The problem is that while ALL I WANT IN THE WORLD is to read a ton of Harry Potter fic right now, I forgot this fandom is super-dedicated to ships I don't see. I don't ship Harry/Draco, Hermione/Draco, Harry/anyone old enough to be his father, Hermione/anyone old enough to be her father, Harry/Hermione, or Sirius/Remus. (The fandom doesn't seem super interested in Ron.)

That's...a lot of fic I'm not particularly interested in reading. Which is how fandom rolls, mostly. It goes off into white-dude-slash-trends and that's fine. I've just been completely spoiled by Torchwood and Inception, both in quality of fic, and 'ships that were either canon or for some reason fine in my brain. (Inception is weird. I think my brain just ignored the move and bought into the shared fan!canon instead. I did read fic before seeing the film and the fic is tip-top-notch.)

I have a lot (A LOT) of feelings about the "no homo!" aspects of Cursed Child, but I'll come back to that, I'm sure, so that leaves me with canon pairings, overall. (I will pine for some really fantastic Dumbledore/Grindelwald unhealthy-relationship youth-pining disaster fic.)

So I'm in a in a weird place. I could go off and try to find gen fic, of which there are cubbyholes. I have a friend who isn't into fandom at all except for being a TOTAL Harry/Ginny fangirl, so I've asked her to send me recs, which I'm looking forward to browsing. But my old craving for Marauder fic is coming back and it's a mess down there. And while I really want Harry/Ginny (Ginny never gets enough love), I also want to read Ron/Hermione and, yes, some Tonks/Remus fic because that 'ship still puzzles me. I don't think JKR gave it enough time in canon and I really, really dislike the fanon idea that it was just Remus replacing Sirius. Fandom, you are not fixing your erasing-women-to-slash-men problem there.

Also, would settle for lots and lots and lots of post-DH fic. MORE HUGO PLEASE. And, weirdly, for the first time, um, more Draco?

tl;dr All I want is fic with canon ships, okay? Why is it so hard to find?????
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I just went searching for my absolute favorite Harry Potter fic and found out that the site it was on is down, the Wayback Machine does not have it, and it has not been uploaded to AO3.

*breathes into a paper bag*

It was called Hermione, a History, it was by Nope, I can see it linked here on the Internet Archive.

I mean, I know I'm freaking out a little bit because I'm having a bad day week two days, but I really, really, really, really want to read this fic.

I'm not even sure were to go. Tumblr? I would attempt to poke tumblr for this if I knew how. :/

ETA: I went crazy and found a Harry Potter fic finder community that is not quite dead. I then posted this

ETA1: I have no opened a tab with every. single. saved. page. the Internet Archive has on this site. Please please please.

ETA2: I have found the authors LJ. She has posted as recently as January 1. Do I say something? Is this creeping? It is, isn't it?

ETA3: OMG I FOUND IT I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS MOMENT IS HAPPENING. *resists urge to weep in law school library*

For myself and my posterity, I do ordain and establish this link (passwords here) for the United States of America. And I'm also saving it as a document on my computer. I've already screencapped the page just in case.
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I have 300,000 things I want to say about the Harry Potter Play (did I mention I loved it? I loved it. With the total unironic enthusiasm of a fan who has lost most of the ability of discernment. I want to see it a million more times and also never see it again to never tarnish the perfect memory in my mind) it's been hard to sum up feelings.


My trip included a brief Edinburgh detour because L and I were a bit worried that Scotland is going to Brexit Brexit right back to the EU. And we totally unintentionally ended up there during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.


Me, the giant nerd, saw people waving little signs for a theatre adaptation of Terry Pratchet's Mort. MORT.

Have I mentioned that I've never read any Discworld? I know, I know, massive fail, but I kept trying The Color of Magic and just...eeeeehhhh. I have seen The Hogfather film/TV adaptation though! That's something?

Anyway, I grabbed a Mort flyer. And we read it. And we laughed.

And then we bought tickets.


The show was, objectively, pretty amateur. But it was so much fun, and hilarious, and the effects were startlingly really good. The spoiler? )

Anyway, it was great. Turns out the my friends thought I chose the play because I'd read the book (oops) but we all had a good time. A pretty nerdy start to a REALLY nerdy trip.
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JSTOR is a Harry/Hermione shipper! D:

Actually, I share almost no ships with JSTOR? I guess depending how you define 'ship. I will only accept Poe and Finn if Rey is in there too.

And John/Alexander Hamilton only works if we acknowledge that I can simultaneously ship Alexander/Eliza. CAUSE I SHIP IT INTO THE GROUND.




Bucky/Natasha. *runs*
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I'm going to see the Harry Potter play this summer ([profile] fiwen1010 and [personal profile] ilizze, in the incredible off-chance you see this, YES I WOULD LIKE TO SEE YOU!) and I'm avoiding spoilers. I literally told someone today that if they spoil they will be dead to me.

(I'm not actually that sensitive about spoilers in general these days, but it's Harry Potter, ok???)

I don't want to read the script because I'm a weirdo and for a non-musical I would really prefer to just see the play in its intended form first. I know I'll miss things because I always have trouble with fast-paced speech, but who cares. I can always read the script later.

Anyway, I'm a little cautious with the internet right now because of spoilers, but I realized that tumblr has MAJOR SPOILER ETIQUETTE ISSUES and I don't even know people on facebook know that avoiding spoilers online is a thing, but luckily, I'm sure even the HP people I follow on LJ/DW would be polite enough to spoiler-cut.

Gosh, I love you guys.
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I just recommended the DC Animated Universe to some friends over the weekend and then I turn on my computer to see that The Killing Joke animated movie actually made the story worse???



DC, your animated movie slate is frankly disappointing. You give us this drek instead of a potential Batgirl: Year One film? And frankly, I'll believe the Judas Contract movie is coming when I see it. I have been waiting, gosh, since the second NYCC when it was first announced?

Luckily, I think nothing will dampen my wild and irrational enthusiasm for the Wonder Woman movie. Note the irrationality. *clings*
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I think one of my podcasts just sliiiiid right past early filking history!

This episode of 99% Invisible briefly mentions rooms of people singing at science fiction conventions.

I may have squeaked on public transportation.

They didn't use the word filk, but I KNEW. And then they played a clip and I REALLY KNEW.

Hey, [personal profile] batyatoon! [personal profile] sdelmonte! \o/
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1) Star Wars fandom is going through the "OMG IF YOU DON'T READ THE NEW EXPANDED UNIVERSE AND INCLUDE IT IN UR META, UR WRONG" phase, and I recognize this is a fandom that predates my experiences and whatever, but also no. I can write my Fin background fic in blissful ignorance of anything but the one movie he starred in and LAALALALALALALA I CAN'T HEAR YOU. #optionalcanon #forever

(I have a friend who earnestly explained to me that the Star Wars option canon was different because it was all internally consistent and beautiful and also Disney is RUINING it. And I was like, um, I'm pretty sure I read that one book about the married jedi and their babies, which is definitely not consistent and PS episodes 1-3 are canon to me, I am maybe not the fan-type you are looking for.)

2) Have I mentioned I have a roommate who is a Harry/Ginny shipper and sends me goodfic email recs? It's THE BEST. I have a lot of complicated feelings about the Harry Potter fandom, mostly concerning the absolute difficulty of digging for canon-compliant fix. I am a gumbly old canon-fan and I am tired of digging through tags.

3) I have decided that I'm not going to bother to try and see Ant-man or Avengers 2 before seeing Captain America 3. Maybe if they ever get to neflix. But all I really want to see is massive amounts of angst and friendship so backstory doesn't really matter, right?

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I sort in the back of my mind new about the new Torchwood audio but I haven't been tracking them down or anything (and this is literally a bone-throw to the fans, we know it, we're not dumb, whatever.)



Life goals for after finals.
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I need an unpopular OTP so I can buy this notebook.


I mean...sometimes it feels like Harry/Ginny is unpopular but we all know that Harry Potter fandom contains multitudes so there's plenty of people left shipping them all over the place.

So basically I'm a boring shipper. Which is ok, I'm not actually in fandom for the shipping. Le gasp.
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Me, reading kid!fic (what, I had a craving): BURP THE BABY AFTER THE BOTTLE. *twitch*
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When I heard that Iron Fist was going to be the fourth Marvel/Netflix series (after Luke Cage OMG guys Luke Cage) I literally only had one reaction: They have to cast a Chinese man for Danny or it's going to be racist. I mean, in a pinch, they could cast a Pacific Asian actor and it would be slightly racist. But they obviously, obviously, couldn't cast a white guy, right?


I think the worst part of that article is the comments section. I thought it was a well-written, clear critique of the problem of casting a white Iron Fist. And the comments exploded into indignant fan rage. Then I remember why I've never gotten very far into the organized comic books fandom.

I guess Marvel should have made an Ultimate Iron Fist first, huh?

What? Me? Bitter?


I am also nine episodes into Jessica Jones )
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So, spring break is here!

This means I have one week to catch up on homework, outlining, clerkship panicking, etc.

So...I started Jessica Jones. It's amazeballs. A little dark for my personal tastes, but done so, so well. I love the stylized look of everything, and I love Luke Cage (Sweet Christmas!), and I love that 2/3 of the cast is women. This is gonna be a binge. Still not planning on watching Daredevil, though. I'll google if something comes up.

I also want to finish Worm, a superhero web serial recommended by a fellow law student a year ago that I have not finished. He's not a superhero fan, and I decidedly am, so whenever I got the chance to read it, I would send him exclamation-point-laden squees about the Teen Titans and Young Justice.

And...maybe fanfic? Maybe.
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So, I follow this one Inception fic writer on tumblr because I really like a lot of her stories and she updates fic snippets on her tumblr and I don't have the patience to wait for it to get to AO3 ten months later. She has built some really interesting universes, that kind that I sometimes think about walking to school.

A few days ago she asked if anyone had headcanons of her work and I was like "OH BOY DO I."

So I sent her an anon message mentioning that I have headcanons for this slow-build fic universe she has. She said I should share them. For science.

And now.

Her followers.

Are asking about me.

I have a nickname.

And I've never written any of them down? I have headcanon daydreams in a lot of fandom universes, but actually building a fic involves time and editing and I'm teetering uncertainly between just hiding away in my anon-ness (no one will find this here, it's livejournal) or actually just jotting down my ideas and sending them over. I know how those other fans feel. But in case it isn't obvious yet, I haven't written fic in a while.

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OK, I don't know a single person in Check, Please! fandom, which is unfortunate.

It's a webcomic, it's written by a woman who is clearly comfortable with fandom tropes, it's about a made-up men's college-league hockey team, it starts a Bittle, pie-baking southern boy who plays hockey (it is strongly implied he took it up because his father -- a football coach -- wasn't too pleased when he was getting really good at figure skating) and his whole hockey team.

There is also another boy on the team, who is drop-dead gorgeous, a doofusball and an angst FACTORY. (READ THIS. TRUST ME.)

Everyone, naturally, shipped them. The AO3 section was pretty healthy! Despite (or perhaps because of) lapses in updating.


And the author typically puts up commentary after she posts and I have been waiting DAYS WITH NO ONE TO TALK TO. DAYS.

Ugh, why did I ever decide to get into sports, it's really getting me into weird fandom spaces.

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