December 8th, 2007

marvel - purple barton

My thoughts on yaoi, er, Cassie Claire and Philip Pullman

I always have this feeling that my journal should have some posts in it.

All I've really done today is read posts at Bad Penny. I have a special taste for fandom batshit, the really good stuff like msscribe and Cassie Claire, and it doesn't get much batshittier than that comm.

Ahh, The Draco Trilogy. The fic has a special place in my heart for being the first HP fic that was ever recced to me. I hadn't written much at the time- I think Triptych (ctrl+f "startlingly pretentious") and my completely fucking boring self-insert were the only things that I had finished (not that Miranda Silver ever was finished, but still). This was back in the early fall of 2003; diagonally had juuuust started, and I was playing Draco for the first time. I'm pretty sure either Vi/Xan or Jo linked me to it, because it was OMG TEH FANNON DRACO. I'm pretty sure at that point Draco Veritas was about four or five chapters in, and it would have been long after she got banned from ff.net.

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Sigh. Oh, Harry Potter fandom, how I fail to miss you.

In other news, I can't decide whether or not I want to see The Golden Compass. I read the book with the stated intention of having read it before seeing the movie, but...Collapse )

The thing that strikes me about both The Draco Trilogy and The Golden Compass is that I didn't realize how much I disliked them until I was done, and I dislike them upon reflection, when that usually doesn't happen to me.