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it was another situation as the train left the station; it was "hello, hopeville, I need a vacation"

Posted on 2005.26.09 at 10:32
How I feel about it all: busybusy
Soundtrack: Michelle Shocked - Hello Hopeville
I've cleaned my kitchen and washed its floor, and it's only ten-thirty! I have clearly gone 'round the bend.

I'm going out to buy my poor starving kitties some food, but first--diamond_dust06 has brought back an old meme, so I give you:




1. Ron/Draco. Totally Not Believable. They HATE each other. I know, you say, 'Oho! Harry and Draco hate each other, too!' It's different, I tell you. Harry and Draco feed off of their animosity. There's a dynamic there that's not even on the same level. Ron and Draco are the youngest generation of the Wizarding version of the Hatfields and the McCoys, and they will never get past that. And besides...(see #5).

2. Hermione/Draco. See above. When Draco says 'filthy mudblood', he means it. He doesn't give her the respect deserving of lint, never mind think of her as potential girlfriend material.

3. Harry/Ginny is canon, whether you, or I, or anyone likes it. Harry/Hermione will never be canon. Get over it. I don't like H/G, but um. The author is the god of the universe she creates.

4. Seme and uke. I not only don't get it, I hate the very idea of it. Why can't a fair-haired, slender guy be dominant in a relationship? What he have to be submissive just because he's fairer and shorter than the other one? What does size and colouring have to do with personality? It. Doesn't. Make. Sense. Maybe this is why I can't get into Anime.

5. Ron is straight, except in matters Trio, because that's different. That's the Trio, the Holy Trinity, the Three Musketeers, all for one, one for all, OT3--you get the picture. But yeah, Ron is so straight. So, so straight. A zero on Kinsey. Maybe even a -1.

6. Draco is not strikingly handsome. He's got pointy features and is only a shade or two shy of Albino. He's not ugly, either, but um. Not a pinup boy.

7. For that matter, Tom Felton is not strikingly handsome, either. Rupert Grint is much better looking than Tom, as much of a w00bie as our fisherguy is. Again, not ugly, but. Which is why I think that visually, Tom is perfect as Draco.

8. I don't get fics that feature very minor characters, i.e. Hannah Abbot/Blaise Zabini, Lee Jordan/Terry Boot, that kind of thing. If someone's writing stuff like that, why not write original stories? Because these characters have almost NO backstory at all.

9. Alan Rickman, as much as I completely adore him, is too old to be Snape. I love his portrayal of Snape, but he's still too old by at least ten years. The Marauders, etc. in the movie were aged up to fit with Alan's Snape, and as much as I love David Thewliss and Gary Oldman as Remus and Sirius, they're too old, too. These people should be in their late thirties, early forties tops.

10. Sirius? Is deader 'n dirt. He isn't pining, he's passed on! Do I think we'll hear from him again? Sure. But from the Great Beyond, nothing more.


Oh, and:

BONUS!!

11. I like Harry's hair in the GoF film (also Ron's). Remember, this is right in the middle of the post-Nirvana grunge era. Teenage boys grew their hair.

Okay, now, off to buy cat food. I'll try to contain my joy.

Comments:


the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2005-09-26 12:16 (UTC) ()
It should probably scare you, or me, or both of us, that I agree 100% with you on all of those...
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-09-26 16:24 (UTC) ()
You don't scare me, Malfoy patchfire.

*brandishes wand*
Soufflé Girl Wannabe
ragdoll at 2005-09-26 12:22 (UTC) ()
Actually, David Thewlis is 42. He and Jason Isaacs are the same age as I am. So he was about 40-41 while they were shooting PoA. Gaz doesn't look too bad -- it doesn't bother me that Sirius looked a little older than he should have but he was 45-46 in PoA. Rickman's the one who is really way too old. I'm still sorry they couldn't get Tim Roth.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-09-26 12:50 (UTC) ()
Okay, 42 isn't bad. I actually wanted Ewan McGregor for Remus, but he's probably actually too young by a bit.
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Smelly
topaz7 at 2005-09-26 13:50 (UTC) ()
I am agreeing with all except (4), cuz I don't know who Seme and Uke are. Harry's hair - yes, is lovely. Ron - yes, is straight.

Although Rickman is PERFECT for Snape, absolutely perfect, if here weren't so damn old. I just squint and pretend I don't see his jowls. :o)

Oh, and Sirius? If you hadn't nailed 'im to the perch 'e'd be pushing up the daisies! *chortles*
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-09-26 15:49 (UTC) ()
I got this explanation from here:

The seme/uke scenario: Portraying the lovers as equals acting on mutual agreement is simply not done. At the very least the seme must push the relationship and the uke must resist it (at first).

The height rule: The seme must always and without fail be taller than the uke. If the heights and natures of the original characters don't fit, they are adjusted, e.g. a short agressive character is either made taller so that he can be seme, or his behaviour feminized to turn him into a proper uke.

The hair color rule: The uke has fair hair, the seme has dark hair. As with the height, adjustments are often made to make the characters fit the rule, though it's not as strictly "enforced".


It's just Silly.
One Small Step....
earth_magic at 2005-09-26 13:58 (UTC) ()
*grins*

I'm pretty sure I agree with everything you've written here. Love the anime bit (which I just DON'T get) and Ron *grins some more*
Latter-day Jezebel
nmalfoy at 2005-09-26 14:20 (UTC) ()
He's pining for the fjords!
Smelly
topaz7 at 2005-09-26 14:41 (UTC) ()
Remarkable bird, the Norwegian Blue, idn'it, ay? Lovely plumage!
february_sea at 2005-09-26 14:22 (UTC) ()
Rumor has it that lots of the film cast (including Rickman) came straight off a wishlist written by JKR. Just saying.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-09-26 15:40 (UTC) ()
I know that she says she'd have picked Alan as Snape, and yes, he does
a great job. It's just that he's too old for the part, Canonwise, because he's supposed to be in the same year (or near to) as Harry's parents.
Emma Grant
emmagrant01 at 2005-09-26 17:41 (UTC) ()
Except for number 8, I agree with you completely!

I see minor character fic as a way to flesh out JKR's universe. Why not create a backstory for a character? Sure, you could be writing original fic, but the odds are you're here and writing fanfic because you love the universe. Having said that, I've not written any and I doubt I ever will, because I have more Harry-centered bunnies than I will ever be able to write... :-P
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-09-26 21:50 (UTC) ()
Well, I guess you have a point. But how much does Blaise/Justin Finch-Fletchley BDSM/crossdress/breathplay flesh out JKR's universe, really?
oohlaphlegm
oohlaphlegm at 2005-09-27 16:05 (UTC) ()
I agree with you on all of those. And kiiiiiiiiiiitties!!!!!!! Get them food. Don't be a bad kitty mummy. Fooooooooooood they say! Miaow! Miaow! Fooooooooooooooooooood. =^..^=
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-09-27 19:11 (UTC) ()
They now have food, like woah. They are happy!kitties. Now I must change their litterbox at the earliest opportunity.
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