The end of an Era - today is officially the last day of principal photography on 'Harry Potter' - ever. I feel honoured to be here as... the director shouts cut for the very last time. Farewell Harry & Hogwarts, it's been magic! x
Oh! Got a little teary-eyed.
In other news...
Actually, there's no news, I just needed a segue. Real life still sucks eggs. Same shit different day. *shakes a fist at the universe* Srsly. Look, universe, it's been 42 years of fairly consistent suck -- low-level suck, comparatively, but unfailing, persistent and sucky just the same. How bout you cut the crap and send me something good? Let's start with the winning Powerball numbers. /whining
In an effort to escape The Suck, I've been, in the wee small hours when I should be sleeping precious moments of my free time, hunting for new (to me) fic. I found one that I thought was going to be a great read. It was an H/D fic and a name I recognized, though I wasn't sure if it was as an author or just a name, truth be told, the title was great and it was an animagus fic, which I'm always happy to find. I opened it eagerly, ready to be transported away from the drudgery of my life mildly entertained for a bit...
...and then was crushingly, monumentally disappointed.
I defy anyone who believes the 'Show don't tell' rule is just an option (or something made up by some uppity hyper-critical hater), to read this fic and claim to enjoy it. It was like reading someone's grocery list. A 40k item list for shopping. I ended up scrolling, thinking, Surely to heaven there will be some dialogue soon! And there was, eventually and sporadically. 40,000 words. I nearly cried at all the missed opportunities--it could've been so good. Then I got a little miffed about it, clearly, mostly because I was reading it on my phone, surreptitiously, and I didn't have another file loaded, so sure was I that this was going to be awesome. /petty wank, though it probably could be classified as whining too... maybe it's me that sucks
So, how've you all been? What've I missed fandom-wise and your Real Life? Anybody have any good news? Big fun? Good animagus story recs?