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May 31st, 2008


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09:30 pm - Things to look forward to.
So, JK Rowling has written an 800 word Harry Potter prequel. Featuring James and Sirius three years before Harry is born, apparently.

I am rather looking forward to this. Both for the story itself, and the inevitable wank that is sure to ensue.

My question of the moment: What precisely will be the biggest source of wank?

In other news, my dear Freema has been cast in a second major BBC1 Drama major role. I'm not actually familiar with Survivors myself, but a couple of people on my flist are big fans, so I shall definitely be checking this out.

For the most part, I'm just happy for Freema. And mildly gloaty at how incredibly wrong the "she'll never act again" morons were. I think this post gives a pretty good summary of things, really...

Oh, and as a final (and rather amusing) point: remember how I mentioned The Sister quoting Star Trek at me? Well, I asked her about it, and she was completely unaware she was quoting Trek. She thought she was just quoting Futurama.

Oh Sister, how you bring the lulz.
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From:persiflage_1
Date:May 31st, 2008 11:53 am (UTC)
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I am OVERJOYED at the amount of Freema we'll be seeing on our screens this autumn ! (I've not seen Survivors before either, but I look forward to the remake...)

I do hope the "she can't act" people will just STFU now - 'cos the Beeb DO NOT give out parts to people who can't act out of charity. Do these people not realise what morons they're making of themselves?

As for JKR, nice of her to do stuff for charity but I can't say I'm terribly interested. I'm so over Harry Potter these days...
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From:drakyndra
Date:May 31st, 2008 12:17 pm (UTC)
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It's a stupid meme, anyway - the fact that I've never seen anything at all from reviewers about Freema being lacking pretty strongly points at it being a solely fandom thing. And fandom is not known for being unbiased...

I still love HP, even if I'm not exactly involved in fandom other than just looking on in amusement these days.
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From:persiflage_1
Date:May 31st, 2008 12:29 pm (UTC)
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And fandom is not known for being unbiased...

Heh, fandom is probably *best* known for its biases !!

I still love HP, even if I'm not exactly involved in fandom other than just looking on in amusement these days.

Fair enough. I'm afraid DW has stolen my mind, heart and soul so thoroughly I've no interest in any other fandom these days. It was a huge effort to read the final book, which really suprised me because I was desperately into the books up until 2006... And then it was gone !
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From:drakyndra
Date:May 31st, 2008 12:49 pm (UTC)
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Exactly.

I'm multi-fannish. Always have been, always will be. That said, I'm drifting a little from DW right now. As has possibly been indicated by my lack of episode reviews and so on. I still haven't watched the last two episodes
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From:persiflage_1
Date:May 31st, 2008 12:55 pm (UTC)
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I've never managed to be multi-fannish - I'm very single-minded in my obsessions !
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From:gryffinclaw
Date:May 31st, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
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Such good news about Freema. I am sick of how misused she is in TW and DW so I am happy she is getting other roles.
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From:drakyndra
Date:June 1st, 2008 05:03 am (UTC)
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Indeedy. Though I wouldn't mind her still be recurring on Who and/or it's spinoffs.
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From:kniblet
Date:May 31st, 2008 04:27 pm (UTC)
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So, has Futurama been quoting Star Trek?
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From:drakyndra
Date:June 1st, 2008 05:03 am (UTC)
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In this case, yes.
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From:__kali__
Date:May 31st, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
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That is quite possibly the funniest post I've ever seen on OG/DWF.
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From:drakyndra
Date:June 1st, 2008 05:04 am (UTC)
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I'm not sure if it quite beats the S2 post in which someone posted a list of public complaints about the "New Doctor", got a bunch of people to agree with him, and then several hours later returned to inform people these were from records of reactions to the Hartnell-Troughton change.

But it's pretty damned funny.
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From:__kali__
Date:June 1st, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
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I never saw that S2 post. Probably for the best as the reactions would have made me want to smack some people.
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From:drakyndra
Date:June 2nd, 2008 05:09 am (UTC)
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Yeah, but once it was revealed what they were reacting to was the same things people had said about the second Doctor decades ago (whom most of them were fans of), there was some hilarious back-tracking going on.
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From:baranduyn
Date:May 31st, 2008 05:57 pm (UTC)
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My question of the moment: What precisely will be the biggest source of wank?

Since Rowling can generate wank by simply breathing, I'm assuming you're talking about fandom sources.

Shippers, of course.

If James and Sirius do not have hawtmansex then Rowling is not seeing them properly.

If either or both are portrayed as heterosexual, Rowling is not seeing them properly.

If there's no overt sexuality at all...see above.

Personally, I don't think Rowling gives a damn about any of it. She writes what she writes when she feels like writing it. Since nobody in the wankbrigades will note it's for charity...they're already in loser world.
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From:elliptic_eye
Date:May 31st, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC)
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Shippers, of course.

I cast my vote for the Snapefen. The ones who are convinced that he could do no wrong will asplode the instant it becomes clear that the piece won't be 800 words of every other character reviling James Potter.
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From:baranduyn
Date:June 1st, 2008 04:41 am (UTC)
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I cast my vote for the Snapefen. The ones who are convinced that he could do no wrong will asplode the instant it becomes clear that the piece won't be 800 words of every other character reviling James Potter.

I don't think any of the Marauders or Lily are clearly defined characters. They're more like sketches; when it comes to James and Lily (and to a certain extent, Remus, Sirius and Peter though he has met them) Harry sees them through other people's eyes as well as through his own imaginings. Like most orphans, classically speaking, he's built up his own mental picture of these people and as a boy was devastated when he found out he wasn't right.

So whatever information Rowling provides will be further delination of the characters and that will automatically torque fandom, especially those who find their own mental images aren't reflected. Rather like Harry, really.

I expect wank. Rowling changes the kind of nappy she puts on her kid, there's wank. This should be choice.

Though not as choice as if she'd written about Snape. Man, that'd be golden. She hasn't given the Snapefen what they want yet. They can imagine she might write something completely vindicating them. I imagine it'd be more like sticking a Roman Candle up their arses and lighting the fuse.
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From:drakyndra
Date:June 1st, 2008 05:07 am (UTC)
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Personally, I was torn between considering the extreme Sirius/Remus shippers taking any evidence of Sirius being other than OTP with Remus as a vicious attack on their ship.

And, of course, Snapewives. Since they seem to be offended by pretty much everything these days.
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From:shannonsequitur
Date:May 31st, 2008 11:12 pm (UTC)
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Re: Potter prequel: I'm putting in my vote for the Shoebox Project subfandom.

Also, thank you for linking to that DWF post. AWESOME.
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From:drakyndra
Date:June 1st, 2008 05:05 am (UTC)
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I hadn't really thought of them - or rather, I just had them catagorised under Sirius/Remus shippers.

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