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Bored now... - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
Bored now...
Meme stolen from missambs

1) Name a pairing (in a fandom I'm familiar with) and I will write one line of a story for it.


2) Ask me my opinion on any character from any fandom, and I will say. If I do not know the fandom, I will say what I think I know based on fannish osmosis.

(My addition: You can also ask my opinions on any controversies involved with the fandoms, or plot events or whatnot... I won't limit it to just characters, unless that's all people feel like asking.)

Fandoms (or at least original canons) I'm familiar with: HP, Star Wars, Buffy/Angel, Quantum Leap, LotR (book only), Stephen King, Orson Scott Card (Enderverse or Alvinverse), Chaim Potok
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antonia_east From: antonia_east Date: August 23rd, 2005 11:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

Not HP. That's bizarre, for me.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: August 23rd, 2005 11:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's a ship I would have liked to see more of in canon (though Tolkien, bless him, was not great with this aspect!).

Okay, fic line. Let's see.

Ithilien, Eowyn thought, was nearly paradise... unless of course, one was trying to ride a horse.

(Leading into Faramir doing some serious landscaping of his principality to accomodate his wife's hobby.)
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fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: August 23rd, 2005 11:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
There are in-laws, and then there are in-laws, Han thought when he saw the all-too-familiar blue glow in his wife's sitting room.
victorialupin From: victorialupin Date: August 23rd, 2005 11:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
1) Must ... resist urge ... to ask for ... R/S ...
*Calms down*
As odd as this is, how about Draco/Moaning Myrtle? ;)

2) A fandom controversy -- what's your take on the recent H/Hr ship implosion?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: August 23rd, 2005 11:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
1. If she had the slightest idea who I was reporting to, I suppose she'd refuse to listen, so I have to be careful; I can't go back to having no one to talk to.

2. I'm sick of it. JKR couldn't have been any plainer than she was, both in the text and in interviews, short of saying, "All right dears, this is the plan..." I'm surprised she was as eminently polite as she was about, actually. I'd probably just refuse to answer it, or totally explode at the complaints. There are legitimate things to criticize set-up-wise, but something that's been set up structurally for several books now? No. Just, no.
From: godrics_h Date: August 23rd, 2005 11:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
What do you think of Dawson Leery? You think he was whiny and overly analytical or just a dreamer? hehe. Sorry, first character who came to my head~
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: August 23rd, 2005 11:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is that from Dawson's Creek? I've only watched the show like, once, and I wasn't paying attention. They all seemed pretty whiny to me.
scarah2 From: scarah2 Date: August 23rd, 2005 11:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Great Post-HBP Harry/Hermione crisis of 2005!
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: August 23rd, 2005 11:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
victorialupin asked above... It's an eyeroller for me. Like, Mad-Eye Moody level eyerolling.
minoukatze From: minoukatze Date: August 23rd, 2005 11:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: August 23rd, 2005 11:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's nothing quite like being hated by generations of teenagers to create a lasting bond.
lannamichaels From: lannamichaels Date: August 23rd, 2005 11:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
1) Dumbledore/Pomfrey

2) What do you think about Parvati Patil?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: August 23rd, 2005 11:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
1. He arrived in the hospital wing just before midnight, suffering from an acute overdose of sherbet lemons.
thunderemerald From: thunderemerald Date: August 23rd, 2005 11:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Because I'm curious...

Remus/Minerva :)
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: August 23rd, 2005 11:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Have a biscuit," Minerva ordered in a tone of voice that forbade argument, as if Remus were in the habit of refusing baked goods.
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seangaffney From: seangaffney Date: August 23rd, 2005 11:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Because I've seen far more of this than should really be necessary... Buffy/Dawn.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: August 23rd, 2005 11:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
You've... seen a lot of it?

Well, I didn't put any restrictions on. And what the heck, it's a challenge.

Our blood is our blood, our flesh is our flesh, and in the dark, they return to the single thing they were before we were crudely sundered.
keridwen From: keridwen Date: August 23rd, 2005 11:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
See, I was hoping that you'd include Firefly in your fandom list, so that I could say Zoë/Wash. :)

Instead, I'll just ask what you think of Valentine Wiggins.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: August 23rd, 2005 11:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Alas, I've never even seen Firefly. No hostility, just never got particularly interested.

Anyway, Valentine.

While she bored the devil out of me in Ender's point of view ("Oh, my dear, angelic sister!"), she's actually pretty interesting inside her own head, as she's, in her own way, as pragmatic as Peter. She makes noises about disliking Demosthenes, but as soon as she's out of Peter's scheme, she becomes Demosthenes again. She is willing to help Peter not because she doesn't know he's trying to manipulate her, but because she's looked at him and realized that he's manipulating her with the truth. I felt for her a lot in Children of the Mind, when she realized just how boring she was to Ender when Valzinha started to fall apart, but I love her marriage to Jakt, and how she tries very hard to make it work--a lot harder than Novinha seems to, despite the fact that Novinha and Ender start out with a lot more in common.
kakegoddess From: kakegoddess Date: August 23rd, 2005 11:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
1. Ahhh, someone beat me to Pince/ Filch. In that case I choose Fred/ Angelina. It is Fred, right?

2. Since I tend to relate to him, I choose Ron.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: August 23rd, 2005 11:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
1. With the Triwizard Tournament going on, there was no Quidditch, and all that energy had to go somewhere.

2. I love Ron. I don't really relate to him, particularly, but he's a nice, generous kid whose faults are run of the mill faults. He's a teenage boy, and a good sample of that particular species. Too loud, too crude, and too superficial sometimes, but when push comes to shove, he's reliable and kind and brave.
persephone_kore From: persephone_kore Date: August 23rd, 2005 11:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
...I have read all your responses prior to this one and been delighted with so many of the lines. I think I should put this post in memories to dive at just in case you ever ask for an hour-fic idea again!

As if you don't have enough to do, I know. :)

I'll be good and not mention Founderpairings, since I know you have a single version of them that doesn't really admit that sort of thing. Hmm.

fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: August 23rd, 2005 11:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, in my version, Rowena's the only one who's not pairable. Hufflepuff's got tons of kids but is now a widow, so plenty of space there, and Slytherin obviously has to be paired, to create the fine and upstanding Gaunt family. I haven't given a lot of thought to who their mates are.

Anyway, Sam/Rosie:

"A girl just knows these things," Mother said definitively, and Rosie despaired, as she had no idea how she was meant to know them, or what it would feel like if she did.
chicleeblair From: chicleeblair Date: August 23rd, 2005 11:45 pm (UTC) (Link)



What do you think of child!Ender?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: August 23rd, 2005 11:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Enderverse

1. She wasn't as quick as he was, but then again, no one was.

2. I love child Ender. He was my window into that universe, and I identified with him totally. I love the fact that he can't imagine the consequences of not winning, only that he knows they'll be bad. And his weariness and depression on Eros were very well portrayed. I missed him when he got a little sanctimonious as an adult.
sannalim From: sannalim Date: August 23rd, 2005 11:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
1) Going to be different, sort of: Alvin/Peggy from the OSC Alvinverse

2) Do people like Professor Snape for the same sorts of reasons that they liked Mr Spock?

fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: August 24th, 2005 12:13 am (UTC) (Link)
1. Alvin reckoned that he'd spent enough time telling Peggy how he didn't want her to take care of him like a mother would that it could be a mite awkward asking her if she wouldn't mind nursing him through a cold he couldn't quite get hold of.

2. It's hard to say, but I don't think so, as the characters are quite different. Spock wasn't a morally ambiguous character; I'm not sure that Snape fans think of Snape as morally ambiguous, though he is. Spock was coolly logical for the most part, Snape puts up a front but is absolutely driven by irrational emotions. I would think Spock fans would be more drawn to Remus, who is a bright guy who likes to keep control of his emotions, but who is forced by biology to be totally instinctual on a periodic basis. Then again, I don't really know Spock fans all that well. Maybe the fact that they're both skinny white guys with dark hair who make poor hairstyling choices is enough.
riah_chan From: riah_chan Date: August 24th, 2005 12:18 am (UTC) (Link)
1. Peter/Petra (Shadow series.)

2. What do you think of Percy after book six... family relationships and such? (I know he's really minor but I still like him.)
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: August 24th, 2005 12:56 am (UTC) (Link)
1. (Sheepish admission: I never got past the third Shadow book; they didn't do it for me. So if there's actual Peter/Petra, I don't know about it. Is there? If not, I'll go ahead and write a line. If so, I don't have a knowledge base for it.)

2. I'm not sure what to make of Percy. I was absolutely certain he'd find his Gryffindor courage and face up to his mistakes, go back to his family, and make a decent man of himself... but he didn't show any signs of it in HBP, did he? :(
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