Some hodgepodge, both fandom and otherwise, that’s accumulated in my brain.
1. HP: Not that I've written in, oh...forever, but I've got a bunny. Have a seat, I'll tell you about it.
It'd be a happy little gen piece featuring post-book 7!successfully-defeated-Voldemort!Harry. He pops around to talk with also-survived-Voldemort-and-is-now-
happily-married-to-Tonks!Remus, because he needs advice on proposing to Ginny.
You see, our poor Harry can’t ask any of the numerous male Weasleys - you (and he!) know full well that at some point, the story of “when Harry needed advice on women” would come up around the Christmas tree. He won’t ask Hermione, either, because this is a guy
thing, darn it -- not that he’s usually like that! Of course not! -- but for some reason he would
be like that about marriage stuff. Not that he could talk to Hermione about this anyway, as she and Ginny are so close now, and one has to suspect that said information would get back to the potential bride to be.
Harry would be tentative, and though Remus would have a fairly good idea of what the poor boy wanted to talk about, he wouldn’t want to push. Tonks would wander into the kitchen, which would, sadly, stifle Harry’s conversational skills even more. Now, Tonks isn't the socially inept ninny so many authors insist on portraying her as, so she’d make up a completely scurrilous excuse about having to leave the house RIGHT NOW on some ridiculous errand. Isn't she sweet?
Anyway. At this point, Remus would realize that certain people
- ahem - are simply more comfortable conversing if they don't have to look someone in the eye. Remus mentions a little pub down the way where they could shoot some darts (and can’t you just see the two of them playing darts?) until Harry finally gets around to asking Remus about marriage in the wizarding world. Sure, Harry had been to the one wedding, but he’s wondering if there are any traditions he’s unaware of regarding the actual proposing of marriage - see, he loves Ginny, and he very much wants to do right by her and her family. And yes, he knows full well they’d excuse any faux pas he might make, but the point is he wants this to come off perfectly. Just this one thing, just this one time, mind you.
I've wanted to read that story for the longest time. *sigh* I suppose I'll have to try to write it someday....
2. SV: I don’t read spoilers – I try to avoid them, for the most part *glances furtively at celes720*
– but I’m here to throw down about this week’s episode, for which I am pretty much unspoiled.
The commercials are making it look like ( Ha! I bet you thought I'd forget to cut this for those of you who are spoiler averse! )
This way, if I am correct, I can be all smug and self-satisfied, gloating to one and all that “I totally called that one!”
If, however, by some freak accident of scriptwriting, I am incorrect? Well then...*whistles* What? Predictions? I never make those.
3. random: We’ve all heard the phrase “a thing of beauty,”
i.e., “Tom Welling is, truly, a thing of beauty.”
Why, I ask you, is there no like phrase for the opposite end of the spectrum – say, for example, if your across-the-street neighbor decides to display his newly completed papier-mâché bust of Elvis on his front lawn. Is there no provision in our language to tell your friends that each time you leave the house, you are forced to behold “a thing of ugly”?
4. children: Decided to transcribe the 4 yr old’s version of the “our Father” tonight, to keep it for posterity. It goes like this:
Who arf in heaven
Hall-uld be die name.
Vy kindom come
Vy willby done
On earf as dizzen heaven.
Give us dis day-hour
And furgib us are trefpath
As we *pause to inhale so nobody notices she doesn’t know the words*
And lead us not to ‘tashun
But delibber us from ebil.
Heh. Ebil. *is amused*
5. HP: was thinking about Remus tonight (not that I spend an inordinate amount of mental hours dwelling on the fates of various characters in the Potterverse, mind you!) when this occurred to me: fandom being what it is, the likelihood of Remus/Wolverine fiction existing somewhere in cyberspace is quite likely, isn’t it.
Pardon me whilst I shudder.
6. In closing, I have recently realized that, as of next month, seventeen years will have passed since I was seventeen years old. I really liked being seventeen, for the most part. I’m not sure how that has any bearing on…anything, really. Just had to put it out there.