May 17th, 2003

A Pocket Full of Murder


The only thing I have to blog or journal about, I can't blog or journal about. And I just combed my friendsfriends list (which is a strange and disturbing thing, rather like a Michael Card concert with Marilyn Manson as the opening act) and I still don't have any ideas.

Obviously, Jemima needs to say something controversial again. Or maybe I just need to get out more.

Um, how about... I went to see X2 last week? And having spent my teen years in the thick of the Claremont era, I was vastly amused by the cameos from Hank, Kitty, Siryn, and Peter. (Jubilee whatever. She just annoys me.) Anyway, was I the only one who goggled at the Native American girl who was one of the captured kids, and immediately started looking for Cannonball, Wolfsbane and (especially) Magik? Since I didn't find them, however, I guess I'm going to have to assume that girl wasn't supposed to be Danielle Moonstar.

I also think they've limited Rogue's mutant ability too much. They used her well in the first movie, but if it takes her that long to absorb somebody's powers and if the victim stays fully conscious while she's doing it, she's really not that useful. Plus she doesn't have any of the Ms. Marvel-related powers like flying*. What fun is that?

On the other hand, the next movie looks very promising. *rubs handses*
*Which reminds me, even Storm doesn't fly in these movies. Will we never see a flying mutant?
A Pocket Full of Murder

Poor Draco?

So in preparation for OotP coming out, I'm re-reading the HP books from the beginning -- something I haven't done in quite a long while -- and noticing all kinds of things I hadn't seen before.

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Before I re-read this bit of PS/SS I was almost prepared to buy into the idea that Draco's deepest desire is to please his father and make Lucius proud of him, and that all his detailed reports and attempts to assist his father in Dark activities were efforts toward that end. Now, however, I really begin to doubt that has anything to do with it.

I don't think Draco is afraid of Lucius at all, much less desperate to measure up to him. I think that he wants to be part of Lucius's Dark activities for the same reasons Dudley and his gang liked to beat up on Harry at school -- because terrorizing the weak and helpless is such a lark really, and why should Daddy have all the fun?
A Pocket Full of Murder

*is happy*

I was having rather a dull day, and then all of a sudden I got two unexpected pieces of feedback for D&L, both of which were greatly appreciated and one of which nearly reduced me to tears, but I cannot write the person back to tell them what it meant to me because they did not put their e-mail address in their profile. Wah! But otherwise, yay! Because it really was amazing.

In other news, I have finally broken down and made a Clay Aiken icon. With an HP twist, because I blame firelocks for dragging me on board the Clay Train in the first place, and also because he really does look like a Weasley to me. Plus, well, it's a great picture. If you like skinny geek-boys, anyway.