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Blog for Choice Day - January 22, 2007





It's Blog for Choice Day, meaning that Pro-Choicer's have been asked to share why they are Pro-Choice.




Yes, I'm writing this as I go along, so my thoughts aren't very put together, for that I apologize. Here, have stuff to make up for it.

First, Music.  Sex Changes by the Dresden Dolls.

Also, Slash, yay!
Untitled Jeeves/Wooster correspondence fic by [personal profile] puritybrown , Part 1 and Part 2. In this, Jeeves as gone, and Wooster wants to know why.

Jeeves and the Blessed Indiscretion by shalott, in which Jeeves has issues, Wooster jumps to conclusions, and no one was prostate in the hall.

I would give things from other fandoms, but all I've really read today and most of yesterday is Jeeves and Wooster fics. For those who haven't seen this loverly piece of Laurie and Fry interaction, the first episode can be found starting here.


Additionally, if you could find it in you to remind my brain that it does not need another RPS pairing, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
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So, I'm browsing through recs, most of the slash, and occasionally forwarding a link to a friend or two, merely because I can. Imagine my surprise at running across recs for fanfiction based off the Muppets. Imagine my further surprise at reading one of these (gen) stories and going: "Oh. my. god. It's Colin and Ryan in 30-40 years!"


The story is about the two old men that always sit in the balcony and heckle the performers.  Heck, if Ryan eventually lost some of his hair, they even sorta look the same.

Anyway, the story can be found here, and really, I blame all the Whosers out there for making me think of this in terms of Ry/Col.





(P.S. Fortune's Fool is a Romeo/Mercutio play before the play in blank verse that's fucking awesome.  Just so you know.  I totally want to find my theatre friends and perform this now)
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I'm so glad that I'm not in the the hurricane zone any more. It's the bermuda high that's whipping them around to the Gulf coast, a place that's been relatively safe for many years. And Katerina... man, that just sucks. There's nothing worse than a hurrcane hitting ya smack dab in the sucker, and a place like New Orleans that's actually BELOW sea level, well, it's going to be a long time before anything is remotely like it was. The hurricanes that slammed south Florida last year have left marks that are still evident, especially to a native. And it's only the beginning of the season.

Enough about that. It's a sad topic and there's no reason to really go into it here, when everyone else is gettin into it on the news, documentaries (already!) and their journals. As I haven't said much of anything for a very long time, I supppose I should actually post something of import. The only thing is, there's nothing really to say.

I've decended into the ranks of normalacy so boring that there's nothing that can be done for it. Thankfully, my social schedule will be picking up in a few weeks which will leave me with more inspiration for everything, hopefully. There's nothing for imagination sparks like being surrounded by insanity. I guess that's why a lot of artists and authors congregate in areas of high population, such as Paris. Of course, insanity can also come in under the guise of family, so in that respect I really don't have much of an excuse.

However, I have been writting, however sparringly, and reading a whole lot more. Some I've been following Duchess Andromeda's C2 over on FFN, which has an amazing number of actually good and interesting works. I've also got into Cartographer's Craft, which is hosted here on LJ. It's a great story with a Maurader's Era Sirius falling for a post-HBP Harry, without the use of a time-tuner or curse.

Speaking of HBP, I suppose I might as well post my views here: I didn't like it. There were a few plot points that I thought were rather well developed, but most of the relationships seemed hurried and forced. Of course, that could just be the slasher in me talking, but I would like to think it wasn't. There's just so little basis for Harry's sudden attraction to Ginny, or Tonk's to Remus. Yes, I realize that we saw little of the later's interactions in OotP, but there's about two weeks between the end of the School year and Harry's leaving the Dursely's, in which he seemingly gets over most of his grief over Sirius, the Headmaster gets a crippled hand, and Tonks becomes mousy. It just doesn't fit! *tears out hair in frustration*

But, there are several good fanfic's out there that appease my need for good 6th and 7th year fics, even alternate 5th year. Fanfiction, how I love ye. Of course, with those AU's, I've been drawn into other's aswell. Crossover's with LOTR, POTC, X-men and more now dot my favorites list. Of course, from those I've expanded into those fandoms themselves (although to be fair LOTR held me for a good bit before the crossover frenzy, it's just that I've been brought back to it). The only minor issue I have with a lot of them are the pairings, often putting Harry with OC's and minor character's that the author can mould into the type they want. If they're going to do the OC thing, then they might as well leave it in the usual HP universe. It's getting later, and I've been at this for half an hour, so I might write more another day.
Ta!
Angel

Ooo, spiffy

Jul. 6th, 2004 10:46 pm
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I just found all these spiffy new things to do with the journal that I haven't updated in ages.  Oops.  Oh well, all's well that ends well.  Not that this is ending, of course.

I've been going through a lot of HP links and stories recently, and have happened across one of the best update lists on the web, [livejournal.com profile] daily_snitch.  It's all wonderful... *runs off to join*

Of course, the amazing and awe-inspiring [livejournal.com profile] maeglinyedi does a lot of work on that, as well as writing her novel+ length HP/SB/RL story, "Call of the Wild", which is actually the third in that series.  Her works are so above describtion... and hot as hell.

[livejournal.com profile] nqdonne has been doing a lot of reccing recently, as well as re-reading the actual Harry Potter stories and giving us all the clues that we have missed before.  I wonder how many more things will actually come to pass in the 6th and 7th books...

JKRowling has annonced that the title of book six is to be "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", or HBP for short.  And I think I know who it is...
She has already said that it wasn't Voldemort or Harry (although for the title of the book to mean "Harry Potter and Himself" would be pretty odd...) and that HBP was actually a rejected title for COS...
The other thing that was rejected in COS was Dean's Past.  She wrote entire chapters of his past, but had to cut it for Nieville (sp?) instead.
So, it has to be either Neville or Dean, simply because, yeah, they're male.
But the Trevor theory is cute too.
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death of an idiot
he spoke to mice and sparrows
and his hair was white at the age of 16.
his father beat him every day and his mother
lit candles in the church.
his grandmother came while the boy slept
and prayed for the devil to let loose his hold upon
him
while his mother listened and cried over the
bible.

he didn't seem to notice young girls
he didn't seem to notice the games boys played
there wasn't much he seemed to notice
he just didn't seem interested.

he had a very large, ugly mouth and the teeth
stuck out
and his eyes were small and lusterless.
his shoulders were slumped and his back was bent
like an old man's.

he lived in our neighborhood.
we talked about him when we got bored and then
went on to more interesting things.
he seldom left his house. we would have liked to
torture him
but his father
who was a huge and terrible man
tortured him for
us.

one day the boy died. at 17 he was still a
boy. a death in a small neighborhood is noted with
alacrity, and then forgotten 3 or 4 days
later.

but the death of this boy seemed to stay with us
all. we kept talking about it
in our boy-men's voices
at 6 p.m. just before dark
just before dinner.

and whenever I drive through that neighborhood now
decades later
I still think of his death
while having forgotten all the other deaths
and everything else that happened
then.
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Recently, I have been introduced to the wonder that is Charles Bukowski. He is an amazing poet, and many of his works are just my cup o' tea. Like this one:

THE BLACKBIRDS ARE ROUGH TODAY



lonely as a dry and used orchard
spread over the earth
for use and surrender.

shot down like an ex-pug selling
dailies on the corner.


taken by tears like
an aging chorus girl
who has gotten her last check.


a hanky is in order your lord your
worship.


the blackbirds are rough today
like
ingrown toenails
in an overnight
jail---
wine wine whine,
the blackbirds run around and
fly around
harping about
Spanish melodies and bones.


and everywhere is
nowhere---
the dream is as bad as
flapjacks and flat tires:


why do we go on
with our minds and
pockets full of
dust
like a bad boy just out of
school---
you tell
me,
you who were a hero in some
revolution
you who teach children
you who drink with calmness
you who own large homes
and walk in gardens
you who have killed a man and own a
beautiful wife
you tell me
why I am on fire like old dry
garbage.


we might surely have some interesting
correspondence.
it will keep the mailman busy.
and the butterflies and ants and bridges and
cemeteries
the rocket-makers and dogs and garage mechanics
will still go on a
while
until we run out of stamps
and/or
ideas.


don't be ashamed of
anything; I guess God meant it all
like
locks on
doors.


He's very good *nods* If anyone actually cares, here's a link.

Also, another livejournal user had this link on their lj, and it's a very interesting read.

Thats about it, so until next time. I remain,

Melody

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