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How dare they try to end this beauty

27 May
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La la la. I don't know what to say.

Um... I like to play in the Harry Potter fandom. I read, I write, I comment, I squee, I do my best to avoid wank. I like to envision the fandom as a big, fluffy, happy community of love - for each other and for HP. A feminist haven (sort of, anyway), an active, transformative challenge to traditional/corporate concepts of how we are "allowed" to respond to stories, a supportive community to grow as writers, artists and the like. I also like to talk about my real life - my kids, my dog, my crazy, etc. Occasionally, well, often really, I shamelessly demand comfort and/or praise from my f-list. So if you're friending, be prepared.

My writings can be found at my unlocked fic journal. Message me if you need directions. This lj is for everything else (recs, discussion, RL stuff, fandom squee) and I always welcome new friends.

If you're looking for an age statement, I am ever so much more than 18 years old.

I'm a lion! Rawr!

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My fandom? Is this:

Because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff. We don't have to be like, 'Oh yeah that purse is okay' or like, 'Yeah, I like that band's early stuff.' Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can't-control-yourself-love it... When people call people nerds, mostly what they are saying is, 'You like stuff', which is just not a good insult at all, like 'You are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness'. - John Green

If you know me, you know what this is all about:

Sonnet XVII
by Pablo Neruda

I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that never blooms
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way

than this; where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.

And if you know me, you'll also understand this:

And finally, just because 1) it's awesome 2) it's true:

"Harry Potter is about doing what is right in the face of adversity. Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend." -Stephen King

Artists featured on the sidebar of my page:

1. Harry Potter by lely
2. Harry Potter by eromenos
3. Lost in Wonderland by naadi
4. Hermione by bregolas
5. Albus and Scorpius by oldenuf2nb
6. Wish You Were Here by hannah_dora
7. At Mrs. Figg’s House by NicoPony
8. Albus and Scorpius by draykonis
9. Stubborn by reira_21
10. Draco by _aurora_sky_
11. Do Not Dwell On Dreams by primehunter
12. Everyone Has Their Scars by reira_21
13. Illustration from Ch. 18: The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore by hannah_dora
14. Zot (smoking!Albus) by draykonis
15. Bed Photos by reira_21
16. On the Hogwarts Express by NicoPony
17. Harry and Draco in Passing by MollyGrue

Thanks to all the above artists for letting me use their beautiful artworks! :)


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