Feb. 13th, 2007

reenka: (DEMON LLAMAS RULE!)
Man, it's Valentine's Day tomorrow and I can't decide whether to go to a 'burn/mutilate/destroy your ex's things' bash in a bar with Dan Savage or to a Jesse Sykes concert. Woe :( And of course I haven't written that quirkyalone thing for Valentine's International Quirkyalone Day. But there's progress on my novella! So I might, in fact, finish -that- this century sometime, and people will say stuff about how confusing it and depressing it is <3. But not too many people, 'cause that would be weird.
    Btw, is it just me, or is this H/D fanart icon the most disturbing picture of them EVAR??? ...Unless you're one of those people who like their H/D as braindead toddlers on crack. I can just hear braindead-toddler!Harry's squeaky, tinny little squees (as he humps Draco's leg). 'YEAY, DWAKO IS HEERE! NOW WE CAN... PLAY BALL!!1' And Draco's like, 'YAYE! I've always wanted a Potter droid!! Awesome! ...And now to make him cry...' ^^;;;; And to contrast, I really love this journalfen icon <3. It warms my soul, okay? >.> I love it when things just... mock themselves & save me the trouble :>
    Er, anyway.... *cough*

I just think character-bashing posts like this semi-old one are so hilarious; what I find especially funny is just how ridiculous it seems to be like 'omg, this character did THIS not-so-nice thing to my favorite/s in this book, SO I HATE HIM!!!!' ^^;; I love the whole listing thing people do, as if it's oh-so-rational and obvious why ANYONE would hate the character for that. Oh man. Of course, it's equally hilarious when people are like, 'well, see, this character did X, Y and Z, CLEARLY THEY ARE THE MOST AWESOME PERSON EVAR!! HOW CAN YOU ARGUE THIS!!'

I alternate between bemused, almost affectionate eyerolling & sort of going 'see, see, *lists events & qualities*, THIS IS WHY I AM A HERMIT!! WHY ISN'T EVERYONE!!1' D:

...In any case, maybe it's just me (...probably), but getting that wound up/offended at Sirius seems especially silly to me. Then again, I'm not the best judge 'cause uh... I can't get that offended at anyone in HP, and I just generally don't get personally offended/outraged by fictional characters. Sirius just seems particularly... 'eh??' 'cause the reason is that he's so immature/messed up. I mean... er... well, I suppose it has to do with a person's personal issues, or... something o_0 I used to 'hate' Lucius, but what I really hated was the fannish adulation of fanon!Lucius that I saw, not canon!Lucius (whom I can't care less about). Mer?

I think this whole issue is best summed up here, with this quote:
    "It would be interesting to see how the world would be different if Dick Cheney really listened to Radiohead's OK Computer. I think the world would probably improve. That album is fucking brilliant. It changed my life, so why wouldn't it change his?"
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Chris Martin of Coldplay, Guardian Weekend 28 May 2005
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    Oh, and I took this test on Moral Parsimony (um, moral strictness vs. relativism), and it turns out my score-- 49%-- is way lower than their average of 65%. I guess it should be unsurprising most people are way less relativistic than me? Or should I feel bad 'cause of my corrupt soul?? Not sure :> Hehe, also not sure how it relates to recently being sorted Gryffindor on the OKcupid test :> *smug*

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