March 29th, 2005

Illustmaker me

Tom Riddle and Voldemort

"Really," a fan confides, "I think Tom Riddle is much more interesting than Voldemort."

I know what that means, of course--young Tom, still struggling his way toward Evil Overlord status, is more compelling as a character than the single-minded psychopath he later becomes--but it still tweaks me on some level, because Voldemort is Tom. I don't mean that in the sort of "Well, duh" sense that I'd use in a total rant. I mean that everything that's interesting about Tom went into creating the persona of Lord Voldemort. Voldemort is a man who was created by the choices made by the boy Tom Riddle. Voldemort is what Tom wants to see himself as. That, by itself, is interesting to me.

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Illustmaker me

Hmmm, ten sentences meme

My LiveBrownie status!

:)

I'm really not sure what it means, but it's pretty.

I have to report for jury duty tomorrow morning, all the way across town, half an hour earlier than I'd have to be at work. I was on standby and was really hoping they'd say, "Ah, stay home and sleep." Now, I'm not going to be able to sleep because I'll be frantic about oversleeping and missing the first of a series of three modes of transit I'll have to take to get there.

I always thought I'd be happy to have a chance to sit on a jury. You know, see the whole thing? But now I find that I'm just thinking, "Ugh. Buses and trains to a neighborhood I don't know in order to go to a place where even the people sending me have advised me to "bring reading material." (I'm disobeying and bringing writing material, in the hopes that I can use all the waiting around to finish up "Little Bits..." before the challenge deadline.)

I'm still working on finishing up the sentences from zoepaleologa, from whom I'm snagging this.

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Illustmaker me

Cheering charm meme

anna_fredricka pointed out that lots of people out there are feeling a bit low, so let's get a happy meme going.

So, here it is. It's sort of a complex sounding meme-rule setup, but it's really just passing the baton--you write up to a scenario, and leave that scenario to your commentors, who then take it to their journals and leave their own scenarios to follow up.
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And now, although the instructions are longer than the story, hopefully there will be more responses.

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