Jul. 28th, 2010

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Dear Stepfather,

Please stop sending us grumpy email forwards about how much Obama sux, okay? I don't have a big problem with the President, my husband voted for him, and I'm really tired of hearing how one man is responsible for every problem this country faces, especially the oil spill. If you're so unhappy, write angry letters to your member of Congress rather than sending me insulting forwards. Sheesh.


P.S. I also seem to remember getting a lecture about respecting and supporting the President when Bush was in office and I objected to the war. Yeah, remember that? Gah.

If you can't tell, my stepfather's been sending me lots of forwards again. I normally just delete them, but really, I find them both annoying and rude. Just like it would have been rude for me to spam him with anti-Bush emails a few years ago. Yes, there is a time and place for a dialogue, but a.) this is not a dialogue and b.) I have learned not to discuss politics with my stepfather EVER (which is why I just delete the forwards rather than asking him to stop). I value my sanity.

ANYWAY. Been working on Guilt Week, which I shouldn't do, but it's Guilt Week! Also been trying to finish up Chapter 4 of Agency, and reading the [livejournal.com profile] twelvecolonies ficlets with no little amusement.

A few memes:

If you could have me write a fic specifically for you, what would it be like? Fandom, characters/pairing, genre, plot elements, kinks... what's your ideal fic from me?

I probably won't write these, but I think this is an interesting question regardless. I especially find it interesting with people who don't write a fandom/pairing. I've answered this for two people so far, neither of whom write in my circle. One was for [livejournal.com profile] ani_bester, because she's one of the people who seems to like Tom as much as I do and I've never seen her write him (and she actually wrote a little ficlet!). The other was for [livejournal.com profile] musesfool because I always loved her how-they-got-together stories for R/S, and HTGT stories are thin on the ground for G/H. But yeah, interesting little meme when you really start thinking about it.

And That Harry Potter Meme :

16. How have you participated in the fandom over the years?

Reading, writing, fics, discussion... I did get to do one podcast about writing OCs, which was really, really fun. I've been out of the HP fandom mostly for a bit, but I still like reading peoples' posts.

17. Your favorite celebs from the movies or fandom

Oh, not a clue. I don't follow gossip much in general. So, JKR!!!

18. If you could change one thing about canon, what would it be?

Honestly, this might sound petty, but it's not- I'd probably change it so Remus/Sirius had been canon. I really liked that ship, I thought it said some lovely things about love and forgiveness and redemption, and I would have liked to see such complex, interesting characters in YA lit be involved in a same-sex relationship.

I think the fact that that's my first answer and it is something that's so petty and small speaks volumes (at least, I hope it does) for what I think about the work in general. Sure, there are flaws in the HP series, but for the most part I consider them minor and I truly loved the series as a whole. It truly is a wonderful series, and I can't wait until my boys are old enough that I can read it with them.


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