October 23rd, 2002

A Pocket Full of Murder

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Found two things this morning that I absolutely love.

First, on the serious side of my ongoing pet peeve about the misuse of the term "Mary Sue", there's this excellent thread at The Sugar Quill. I'm especially fond of Doctor Cornelius's post, about halfway down.

And on the lighter side, there's The Mary Sue Generator. Thanks to this handy little engine, I found out that my Mary Sue's name is Mariaah Haviland. She has gold-flecked violet eyes and burnished brown sugar hair with cascading curls. She smells like an herbal garden, can see the future, and is a foreign attache. Best of all, she's Professor Dumbledore's girlfriend...

*runs screaming from room*
A Pocket Full of Murder

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Oh, and one more thing I really enjoyed today: the new CoS interviews posted at The Leaky Cauldron. I will be even-handed here, and admit that fanon Draco got a big boost this week with the CoS Production Notes, specifically the comments made by Tom Felton and Jason Isaacs about their respective portrayals of Draco and Lucius. Okay, so maybe we should feel sorry for Draco and maybe there is more chance of his eventual repentance and redemption than I thought. But, all that being said...

Could those interviews be any more pro-R/H and anti-H/H? I just found that hilarious. And I really shouldn't, because I don't give a fig for Trio shipping really, but I'm sick of H/H defenders bashing Ron, and H/H fanfics killing him off or turning him into an utter pig to get him out of the way. So I exulted unworthily in the anticipation of H/H discomfiture over the comments made by Dan and Chris Columbus in particular.

Bad, bad me.
A Pocket Full of Murder

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I should also mention that the other thing I got out of the interview with Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson in particular is that Dan is actually a good deal cooler than I'd given him credit for. Indeed, a good deal cooler than the average 13-year-old has a right to be. Anyone who thinks that Twelve Angry Men is the best movie ever gets major points in my book. I may have to retract my comments about his non-acting if he displays anywhere near that kind of maturity and intelligence in CoS.

And that (to everyone's relief, I'm sure) is all.