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(originally drafted ON July 31, but you know. Life happens)


So I have this headcanon (that I'm super sure I posted but I can't find?) that on Harry's birthday after James was born, Ginny woke up to James fussing/crying, carried him back to the bad, dumped him on a sleeping Harry, declared "happy birthday," and went back to sleep. AND HARRY WAS DELIGHTED because Harry has FAMILY and basically HARRY COULD NOT BE HAPPIER ABOUT THIS FACT so Harry is 100% up for babysitting all the time anyway and like...Ginny giving him family is the absolute best gift ever?

And then it becomes a family tradition, every year all the kids wake up Harry on his birthday by climbing on Harry, or snuggling with Harry, or even jumping on him (Lily stopped when she got too big, really) because like...WHAT BETTER WAY FOR HARRY TO START HIS BIRTHDAY RIGHT??

AND THEN. potential minor spoilers happen? )
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The most HILARIOUS part of being in Cursed Child fandom is that their standard for "dark and/or angsty fic" is adorably low.

That fic where a main character dies makes you sad? I came up Torchwood fandom. Our canon killed off more than half the main characters. Our happy AU fics were the ones where Ianto got a few more years with Jack and we all ignored the fact that Ianto would before dye and leave Jack to the inevitable despair and loneliness of infinite immortality.

Like, the reason I seem to crave some darkness is that it's so gosh-darn cotton-candy colored in this fandom ALL THE TIME. Hahahahaha.

(Notably, BTW, Harry Potter fandom as a distinct entity had a lot of dark fic going on because it had a lot of EVERYTHING. But that is a ponderance for another day.)
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I MADE A NEW ICON.

Is good? Lol, no, but I needed some sort of Harry Potter icons for my Harry Potter posts. And also blvnk-art does some of the best Harry Potter fanart being made today and I saw this picture and I LOVED IT.

I probably ruined the art with the words because I don't know how to make icons! I was never super into the icon culture on LJ because I refused to pay for the extra icons, but I have made every icon I use (and it SHOWS) so I just smushed this one together.

Also I don't have any free time right now and I totally should not be wasting it on making new icons. OOPS.
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Today is the last day of the original cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and I am living vicariously through social media posts and POOR ANTO IS ILL and basically I am a wreck.

And all of my IRL friends don't understaaaaaand. Thank goodness for fandom I too many feelings to handle this by myself. The first six pages of my dash are 100% Cursed Child feels. I'm actually logging into Twitter today. You guys. TWITTER.

I think I'm going to spend all day today lying down on the floor, in my invisible box of EMOTIONS.
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This is the last week of the original cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and I have SO MANY FEELINGS I CAN'T. I CAN'T.

Being in a theater (theatre?) fandom is weird and it's an experience I am still trying to wrap my mind around. I mean, it's so different from any fandom I have ever been a part of or that I have ever lurked through before. I once asked [tumblr.com profile] fourteenacross about being in the Rent fandom back in the day and it seemed so fascinating and a little mysterious at the time. And now I'm looking at Instagram photos and clutching my chest because I CANNOT HANDLE THESE FEELINGS YOU GUYS. And I’ve memorized the names of actors and I’m praying they come to the US show and it’s so oddly different from any other medium fandom.

It's maybe worse because I'm so far away and I can't be there and cry it out with everyone. I'm counting down the days here and all of my local friends think I'm bonkers.

Anyway, going to lie down and have a lot of feelings right now.
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ANTHONY BOYLE MIGHT BE LEAVING HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD IN MAY.

I NEED TO GET ON THE NEXT PLANE TO LONDON NOOOWW.
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I'm in the middle of writing a post-Cursed Child fic and really, I'm just lovingly crafting a throwaway moment where a random Gryffindor is like "WTF are those two Slytherins doing here?" and when James points out Albus has two Gryffindor siblings the Jerk-indor says "yeah but what about the Malfoy?" And James is confused, because, like, "Um, it's Scorpius. You have Albus, you also have Scorpius. Duh."

This is one of the things I want out of Cursed Child fic. And like, I almost prefer it without Albus and Scorpius dating, or before they're dating. Because that's the kind of family acceptance Harry got very early on in the books and I LOVE IT SO MUCH. I love the found families element of Molly and Arthur just taking Harry into their large and warm family without a second thought (that Harry sees, at least). And it's not like the other kids were toting their own friends into the family that we saw! Harry and Ron were best friends, and Harry was clearly in need of some loving, so the Weasley crew scooped him up. Arthur even made sure to get World Cup tickets for Harry, who never would have even expected them or known what he was missing.* It's not even just Molly and Arthur; Fred and George pick up Harry at the beginning of the second book and they give Harry the Marauder's Map! This was long before Harry and Ginny were dating, so romance wasn't required. The Weasley's are just That Awesome and Welcoming.

*Arthur got a ticket for Hermione too, but I actually think it's safe to assume her parents paid him back. But while we're on that topic, Hermione is a great example of the Weasley's not caring that Hermione has a lovely home life - she's ALSO a best friend, of course she's invited along to everything!

And I want that for Scorpius, who grew up very loved but also very isolated and suddenly picked up this awkward, angry best friend of Albus on day one of Real Life. I want Scorpius who gets invited to every summer and every holiday because, well, Albus is coming, and you can't conceive of one without the other. I want James to bring them both sweets from Hogsmeade and Lily to grab Scorpius for her team in backyard Quidditch and I want everyone to know that when Albus isn't home during holidays he's at Malfoy Manner, where else would he be? Scorpius can't visit all the time, you know.

And it's ok that li'l James and Lily don't have bosom friends, because not everyone has super best friends, that's ok, Harry had two but frankly while Ginny had a bunch of super-close friends but Luna didn't hang out at the Burrow during the summers, you know?

I also understand that it seems like Harry ignored the deep friendship between Albus and Scorpius before Cursed Child, so this has to be happening after Year Four. I do think that James and Lily are both long over it by the time Harry grits his teeth and starts inviting Scorpius 'round for tea every second of every day. If they wanted to see Albus while they were at Hogwarts, they were going to also see Scorpius, so they're both very accustomed to the Albus and Scorpius BFF show. And if Harry could pull his head out of his butt faster, Albus probably wouldn't have been wound so tight at the end of the summer after not being able to see his best friend.

LISTEN I HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ON THIS. THIS COULD BE LONGER.

(crossposted to tumblr as an ~experiment~.)

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