December 7th, 2005

Illustmaker me

Developing some weird and selective middle-aged blindness

Well, I was going to do fanfic100 with Regulus and Sirius, and I looked at the big grid for like ten minutes and didn't see them. But it appears they were there. I just apparently glazed over it several times. I have no idea whether the person is doing them as brothers or as slash (I'm always a little afraid to click on stories about brothers, because incest is a big squick of mine and I'd just basically like to avoid it, and unfortunately, I have a feeling that many times I could click over, that's what I'd get), but apparently it doesn't matter. Everyone else I like is already taken, so I guess I'll just skip it. And consider getting new glasses when I finish pouting. :p

I finished printing Shifts last night, reading on and off as I went because of my slow printer. It's been awhile since I read parts of it. I'm actually kind of pleased with Tonks in it--I'd forgotten how insecure she was at the beginning of the relationship, and her little "not-cheerful Dora" scene where for some reason I decided she was deliberately choosing to be cheerful most of the time because she didn't like not-cheerful Dora and would forcibly shake off anything resembling a bad mood. It ends up working pretty well with what happened in HBP, I think. (I like noticing things like that in stories of mine that I haven't read for awhile. When I read "Your Very Own Dora" at The Witching Hour, I noticed that I had ickle!Dora doing just fine with most of the nasty upsets in her life, but when her Mr. Lupin said he was leaving, she totally freaked. I didn't intend it to mean that she would always consider him her last bulwark of stability or whatnot, but, hey--it ended up working better after HBP than it did before it!)
Illustmaker me

Escapism

I'll probably eventually go see Rent. My new roommate loves it, and everyone else has seen it, and I feel like I'm missing a lot of pop culture references without having Rent under my belt. But I have to admit, I think of it kind of like, "Oh, all right. I'll eat liver if you absolutely insist on it. I shouldn't just assume that I still dislike it anyway, and it's rude to turn it down." I'm considerably more interested in Friday's Narnia release.

I wrote an entry on escapism awhile back, and I guess this is sort of an extension, but I felt like talking about it some more, because, well, I just can't shut up. It's a failing.

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Christmas traditions meme

Nicked from sannalim. It's kind of odd to think that I'm going to be the last person in my line who will be able to fill this out! My children (should I ever have them) will have a good Hanukkah tradition meme, I guess. But converting doesn't stop me from having good memories!
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