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31 July 2008 @ 01:35 am
"Don't try to dig what we all say..."  
Ohhh, look at the spinning galaxies. ^__^;; Finally got off my bottom and redecorated my lj, which is really just a small symptom of a larger mid-summer cleaning virus that seems to have taken hold of me. I normally do a dust/vaccuum sweep of the house every week to ten days, but I've been digging through closets and scrubbing down on a large scale, recently. Part of it was the local news that the Cinci area has centipedes in unusually high numbers this year. I hate centipedes! Oh, words can not express my hatred, my loathing, my firm belief that no creature on this or any other planet could ever really need that many legs. Evil things! *shudders* But the cleaning needed to be done anyway, so it's all good.

Moreover, cleaning my physical surroundings seems to have helped my mental landscape. I actually wrote something! I am so completely thrilled and relieved by this that I cannot stop myself from throwing in many excessive exclaimation points (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!). Look at 'em all! To be perfectly honest, I don't think I've written more than a paragraph together since the middle of February, when I finished the first chapter of 'Things Rank and Gross Possess It Merely' (Torchwood). All while things were spiralling out of control at my previous job, I was just hanging on for dear life-- I didn't write a thing, and couldn't even manage to approach it once I started at Nameless-Co. I just, couldn't. It was starting to really bother me. I know it seems stupid, but I was so relieved to have produced four pages yesterday that I almost cried. It's not stupid to me, though-- at the risk of 'jinxing' myself, I needed to know it was still in me.

Nothing much else to add, save that I just caught a peek at the new Harry Potter trailer! *bounces* This gives me something to look forward to, cinema-wise, before Watchmen comes out in March. It looks dark, but... *fangirl moment* OMG MY SNAPE IS A TITLE CHARACTER */fangirl moment*

*bounces* So, how are you guys? ^_^
-Meredith
 
 
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Amber: harry potter | hermione & ronminttown1 on July 31st, 2008 05:58 am (UTC)
Yay for writing! I am so glad it's come back to you, and I don't think it seems stupid at all to be relieved.

Eee. I'm excited for the new film. The promo pics made me even happier than the trailer, I think, since the promo pics had more characters.
Emo Draco is emo! http://www.imdb.com/media/rm575117056/tt0417741 Is it too much to hope, I wonder, for the crying-in-the-bathroom to be left in?
...I cannot believe I'm in the mood to write HP fic again. How odd.
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: lilyevansgarnettrees on August 1st, 2008 02:55 am (UTC)
Yay for writing! I am so glad it's come back to you, and I don't think it seems stupid at all to be relieved.
*grins* Well, I know you would understand!

The promo pics you sent made me happy, too! The trailer is so dark and flashback-oriented-- it's nice to see some of the regular characters. ^_^ And oh, Draco, you look like you've enrolled in mortuary school! *giggles madly* I'd love to see the crying-in-the-bathroom scene, but I'm not sure the actor could pull it off. But maybe I'm not giving him enough credit-- Draco didn't really have a big roll in GOF or OotP, did he?

...I cannot believe I'm in the mood to write HP fic again.
Me too. But I want to write Lily/Severus, which is wrong. ^_~
(I like the pairing, to be honest, but Snape in any romantic context is... strange.)
-Meredith
Amber: harry potter | hermione & ronminttown1 on August 1st, 2008 07:46 pm (UTC)
Draco was turned into a ferret in GoF, and he led some montage-y scenes with the Inquisitorial Squad in OotP. That's all. I am hoping that two(!) promo pics of him mean that he will be a bigger part of HBP. He is more important in HBP, plot-wise.
(I never really cared either way about Draco until I started to talk HP with Erin a few years back, but now I find it annoying that he's been so tiny a part of the movies.)

Nothing wrong with Lily/Severus! :) And yes, it's tricky to write Snape that way, but it can be done, and certainly by someone with your talents as a writer.
moonspinnermoonspinner on July 31st, 2008 07:33 am (UTC)
Hi hon! *huggles* I'm so glad you're feeling so much better mentally! I think I'll borrow a leaf from your book and clean... under my bed! :D :D

The Harry Potter trailer rocked, didn't it? Tom Riddle was finally presented as the tragic figure that Rowling first hinted he would be, only to chicken out at the last minute.
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: frozengarnettrees on August 1st, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)
I think I'll borrow a leaf from your book and clean... under my bed! :D :D
I'll send out a search party if I don't hear from you in a day or so. ;-D Wouldn't want you kidnapped by dust-Jawas, or anything.

Tom Riddle was finally presented as the tragic figure that Rowling first hinted he would be, only to chicken out at the last minute.
I'm not the only one who feels that way! *clutches Leia_N* I had a lot of sympathy for Tom in the beginning, especially having been in a Muggle orphanage. And the 'dead-mother'/'hateful-father' seemed almost as if Rowling was playing on a myth figure, going for the savior-who-falls motif.
But it was not to be, was it?
-Meredith
moonspinner: hp: puffs: house unitymoonspinner on August 1st, 2008 06:34 am (UTC)
But it was not to be, was it?

Alas!

I think Rowling started her books with good intentions. However by the time the dreadful trilogy began with OotP, she was so in love with Harry that she couldn't bear for him to be upstaged by any other character, not even the villain.

So even though, for example, Susan Bones lost her parents and her guardian and became an orphan; and one can argue that Neville with his mad parents has it even worse than Harry's whose own are peacefully dead; or that Ginny underwent a possession as a child that should have physically and emotionally scarred her... none of these can compare to the tragedy of Harry's parents' murder and his ability to shoulder on despite all the adversities that life has thrown on him - good friends, amazing Quidditch skills, money, fame, good looks, an adopted family...

And of course, Tom's father never ever loved his mother, not even before he knew she was a witch. The only true love story in Harry Potter before the Great Love of Harry and Ginny Weasley's clone (because the real Ginny Weasley died sometime after Book 4), was the Great Love between James "Biggest Bully in the Playground" Potter and Lily "Head Cheerleader/Social Climber" Evans.
gamesiplaygamesiplay on July 31st, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
Oooh, what did you write? That's so exciting! And congratulations on doing it. I know how scary it is to think you've lost the knack, or the desire.

*hugs* I'm glad things are picking up for you.
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: wyrdgarnettrees on August 1st, 2008 03:00 am (UTC)
Oooh, what did you write?
Torchwood. It's like crack, Leigh, I swear. But I love it so. ^_^

It was so nice to finally get into that zone again, you know? I've really missed it, but it was almost literally as if I'd run out of juice. *hugs* I think you said in June that you'd managed to write a little, too. Maybe we're on the same cycle. *wink*
-Meredith