sistermagpie: Sigh. (Monet)
( Apr. 16th, 2012 02:57 pm)
I was kind of blown away by Mad Men last night. It was a night of Pete Campbell at his worst, and yet it made me realize that he's probably my favorite character. I've always perked up whenever he was in a scene and last night he just made my heart hurt. Going to bed I was like...how can you be so taken with such a nasty, sad little character nobody likes for good reason? Because he's so damn unhappy and inadequate and is cursed to try too hard and get exactly the opposite results because he just can't relax or be himself if he even knows who that self is and he's...

OMG, he's Draco Malfoy.

Oh no. I've found another one. )
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I saw a link on my flist this morning to some answers JKR gave about DH, one of which I found didn't really work for me. I mean, I think she undermined what she was going for a bit at least for this reader. )
I saw a link on my flist this morning to some answers JKR gave about DH, one of which I found didn't really work for me. I mean, I think she undermined what she was going for a bit at least for this reader. )
Happy birthday Draco!




You made it out alive and the hat will never get old.
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sistermagpie: Classic magpie (Mag-zilla)
( Jul. 9th, 2007 01:13 pm)
My Harry Potter Spoiler of Doom is:
Draco Malfoy feeds everyone in the school to a giant hamster by using Wingardium Leviosa
Get your Harry Potter Spoiler of Doom
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I had mentioned [livejournal.com profile] kayen's essay Agents of Narrative Desire earlier and still recommending it--it's long, but I really enjoyed it. So I feel a bit guilty having a response here that's sort of "Okay, now how can I make it all about Draco and H/D?" but hey, I wouldn't be me if I didn't do that. And besides I really love the assassination plot storyline in HBP and it doesn't get talked enough for me so--Isn't it cool how that storyline is all about the H/D? )

Btw, best response to The Sopranos finale I've heard, from a radio caller this morning.

Barely a spoiler, but just in case. )
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First, happy birthday [livejournal.com profile] primroseburrows

According to tradition, the annual singing of the birthday song, updated for DH:

*toots pitch pipe*

D is for your detour, wherever it might finally end

R is for the robe shop scene

A's for little asses, because they have birthdays too

C is for the canon that we've seen

O is for the grades you get in Potions (and your OWL!)

M is for the midnight duel (it could have worked!)

A is for the prison where your father's living now

L is for Lucius; you called him Dad at school!

F is for your friends, fangirls and ferrets

O is for outnumbered on the train (not anymore!)

Y for the Yule ball and your tasteful Vicar-wear

The Slytherins have all chipped in and bought you some champagne!

Put them all together they spell Draco Malfoy's name,
The kid whose popularity his author finds insane.
His birthday is in June, the month he's disgraced by routine,
Cautiously optimistic that he'll live to see 19!

Happy birthday Draco!!!

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It's really hard to spend an intense long weekend listening to meta meta meta and come back and write about it. I don't even know where to start, except to say that PR was my first conference and I think I was spoiled by it. It was *really* well run. My biggest complaint was--and this is so cheesy and cliché--that I wish I had a Time Turner so I could have gone to more stuff that were at the same time. (And that's just the programming, of course--not even getting into just having a good time outside of the programming walking around and eating and drinking and talking and wtf flamingo? and yay!)

I will shamelessly say that my own paper was the most fun ever for me.:-) Especially because everybody started talking afterwards so it was just like having a great lj conversation but better because there were people there in person and Aja brought her Draco doll and let me have him on the stage with me.

I can't wait until they put the thing out with all the papers I didn't get to read and panels I didn't get to go to. It's still all sort of processing in my brain. Oh--and the Snape panel was also really fun. I admit I love the whole Snape=Anubis theory and was glad it was represented. Also, interestingly, the last question the Borders mod asked was whether we thought Snape would live or die. The three of us on Snape=Friend said he would die; the three on Snape=Foe said he would live.

For my first little blip of response to an actual paper, I saw a really cool one on PoA as a Gothic novel that Got me thinking about Sirius' death. )
sistermagpie: Classic magpie (Bellereve)
( May. 16th, 2007 11:23 pm)
I so hope I'm not forgetting something. I keep being sure I'll forget the paper even though I put copies of it everywhere.

I won't have any Internet that I know of, so see everybody when I get back. I call on my guardian spirit of the happy memories to get me through the presentation.

EXPECTO PATRONUS!


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sistermagpie: Classic magpie (Pica loquax certa dominum te voce saluto)
( Apr. 3rd, 2007 11:02 am)
I was reading [livejournal.com profile] bookshop's post on OTPs (I took out the link because it's f'locked--oops!) including H/D, and along the way the subject came up of JKR putting jokes in the books for fans--easy to spot jokes. And one came up that I've always actually been kind of interested in, because I think it goes deeper than a joke, which is Myrtle as Draco's fangirl. )
Yesterday I finally saw Captains Couragous, which I've wanted to see for a long time, and totally loved it. I couldn't help but notice, actually, that certain aspects of this movie from 1937 are the type of thing modern Hollywood loves to do--and especially did in the 90s. When I finished the movie I went and read the book to see how true it was to the original. Turns out, not very much. Many of the changes are typical Hollywood, but the kind where I can see the point of them.

It made me think of that same recent conversation with [livejournal.com profile] black_dog about boys and men, the way boys imprint on role models and things like that, and it also of course leads back to Draco slightly. Anyway, random thoughts on CC book and movie inside--LONG!. )
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Thank you to anyone who left a comment on [livejournal.com profile] dorrie6's love meme about me.:-D I can't overestimate how cool it is. Yay! (And every comment I left I mean double--there were so many people I had to say good things to, and I'm glad I got a chance!)
This weekend I saw Bad Day at Black Rock. It's one of those movies that I find almost more interesting to analyze than to watch—but good. I think because it contains a kind of redemption storyline that I really love. And I found a way to relate it to Harry Potter, of course. The fault also lies with [livejournal.com profile] black_dog, though, because we’ve been having these cool conversations about being a man.--spoilers for BDABR )
I was on HP4GU today and realized there was an actual Draco-related issue in HBP that I hadn't written thousands of words about--and it relates to Snape too! Anyway, we were talking about Harry feeling remorse about Sectumsempra even though it was self-defense yadda yadda, and I realized there was something I was kind of dancing around in talking about the scene that seemed really obvious but I actually don't think I've ever read much about it from this angle. Draco crying in the bathroom. )

Btw, how much do I love Stephen Colbert for putting Gwyneth Paltrow's head on his shelf? It's still the best moment in her career, imo.
I was reading a post today which linked to a discussion about H/D that got me thinking. I didn't actually read the discussion; only had time to skim it, so this isn't a real response to that thread. It just got me thinking. I believe the premise of the discussion was on the question of doms and subs in H/D, and which was which and why, but it got me thinking about The H/D dynamic in general and how it changes in HBP )
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And happy birthday [livejournal.com profile] primroseburrows! Real people have birthdays too!

I can't believe it was a year ago I was shocked to hear the boy had a birthday and wrote him a song. I was sure when I wrote that that in a month or so he probably would have become hippogryff food. How weird that it really all did change, character-wise, right after this. Now the song's got all this new meaning!

Happy birthday Draco--hope you live to see 18.
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sistermagpie: Classic magpie (Cousins)
( May. 13th, 2006 09:16 pm)
It seems that there's a storyline that interests JKR enough that she's done it 3 times--the young man who joins the DEs and at some point finds himself possibly unable to continue. It's the man who gets in over his head. She did it with Snape, with Regulus, with Draco. What's frustrating is honestly it seems like whichever one you like best somehow is supposed to only do the second part--like he had a change of heart without doing wrong first. I was frustrated recently in a conversation about Regulus, though I also hear it about Snape and I know Draco too gets this kind of defense. They're Death Eaters. Get over it. )
sistermagpie: Classic magpie (Two ways of looking at a magpie)
( Mar. 23rd, 2006 11:06 am)
Thinking about Snape and the UV and Draco's task got me thinking about Bellatrix, whom I hadn't thought about enough before...these things are therefore probably pretty obvious, but here I am putting them down anyway. Thoughts on Glory Up For Grabs and DE!Snape )
I was reading this thread today about the Most Complicated Life Debt Theory Ever, and I realized I never really put down my thoughts of how the Life Debt works or how it can be paid down anywhere. I blushingly confess that as usual I manage to bring this back to Draco, though it's really about Snape. Hey, I can't help it! The kid’s his biggest fan! )

None of which helps me pay my student loans.
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sistermagpie: Classic magpie (Wha...?)
( Mar. 9th, 2006 11:43 pm)
But I'm going to warn for anything on JKR's site... )
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sistermagpie: Classic magpie (Hmmmm..)
( Mar. 8th, 2006 01:32 pm)
And then I thought of something fannish to say. I was reading my foflist and saw a conversation about Prefects that brought up something that seems sometimes seems to be a point of discussion for people but has never puzzled me. So here's a few words on Draco as Prefect. )
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