Re: Favorite stories
- Em, has anyone touched on the fact that this is still a kids' book?
I think that would kind of explain the relationships. Of course they
are cliche and predictable, most addolecents don't really care about
the whole relationship thing. I personally think that the whole
relationship thing for Harry should have just been tossed out the
window, but then again, I don't entirely get having Harry pining
after a girl while his neck is on the chopping block. Ok maybe not
pining, but yeah.
--- In email@example.com, "canis_lupus03"
> Well, if those are the psychological facts, I believe you, since I
> don't know that much about psychology myself.
> Still, I think it's weird. I mean, she's his sort-of-brother's
> sister, and he really never paid her that much attention. I alwayswanted
> had the impression that she was sort of his little sister. I mean,
> come ON, it's Harry! He breaks up with her to "protect" her, what
> sort of condescending, sexist nonsense is that? Ginny can take care
> of herself, as she's proven on numerous occassions. Honestly,
> shouldn't he fight for their love tooth and claw if he really
> her? I cite a favourite author of mine, Vorabiza, who let's Fredsay
> about that: "Spoken like a good brother, not a good lover." ...Okay,
> well, I know one can interpret a lot of things into a text, so,no
> that's my point of view as an uncureable, and unrepentant, slasher.
> Of course it's quite possible to see things differently.
> My other point still stands, though: This romance is so utterly,
> ridiculously predictable, it's just... cliché! Boring! Absolutely
> fun! Where's the tension? Where's the challenge of taking anoriginal
> text, and tweaking and turning it around until it fits your ownat
> designs while actually never directly contradicting that
> original? 'Cause that's what makes fanfiction writing so much fun,
> least for me... Finding all those little hints and bits and things7
> someone said somewhere and building a new story from them.
> By the way, I in no way have anything against Ginny as a character.
> In fact, I think she's way cool. As long as she doesn't behave like
> some brain-dead, hero-worshipping little fangirl, that is.
> Admittedly, she wasn't like that in Book 6 (and I haven't read Book
> yet, so don't spoiler me! Please!), in fact, the two of them werepay
> actually sort of cute. I still don't get this convoluted reasoning
> of "she never got over the crush, but pretended to so Harry would
> attention to her". While a friend told me that teenagers DO, infact,
> think that way, I myself have never done so and still think it'sa
> utter rubbish and makes no sense whatsoever...
> The thing about the pairings was not about archives, but about this
> little merry round of recs we've been doing here...
> Enough rambling,
> so long,
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "hele br" <hele.br@>
> > Mmh, psychologically incest is related to the people you grew up
> with as a
> > family --the first five to ten years-- (in the brain, I mean),
> that's how
> > people that doesn't know they are related (children adopted in
> > families, for example) do not feel their relationship is wrong on
> > emotional level (on a rational, of course, we define incest in aor
> > manner, so it is incest).
> > Harry did not grew up with Ginny, Ron or Hermione. Though I agree
> that due
> > to his lack of family he sees Ron and Hermione as a mix of
> > parents/siblings/friends, Ginny was, sagely, left out of this
> arrangement by
> > JKR. I have yet to read any kind of canon that points out that
> Harry feels
> > family of Charly/Percy/Twins/Ginny/Bill/Arthur. With Molly you
> would have a
> > point, but I think it's more of a reaction to her mothering him
> (and mothers
> > in law can do that too, you know ;)).
> > About the warnings/pairings: I have yet to find an archive that
> does not
> > marks its pairings clearly, I guess.
> > hl.
> > PS: no problem with you taking (what, some hours?) to answer. I'm
> on South
> > America, I always assume everyone else on the 'net is on different
> > timezones.
> > On 31/08/2007, canis_lupus03 <canis_lupus03@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Gee, if I'd known that "incest" comment would cause so much
> > > confusion, I'd have expressed myself more clearly... I
> meant "mental"
> > > incest. Of course Harry and Ginny aren't related closely enough
> > > it to be real incest. But, in my opinion, Harry regards her as a
> > > little sister. I've got the same reaction to any Harry/Hermione
> > > Harry/Ron pairings... No, folks, not for me...to
> > > Harry/Lily? Wow, that's... kinky? Though possibly interesting...
> > > Yes, posting the pairings negates the need for an additional
> slash or
> > > hetero warning (as long as the pairing is unmistakeably clear.
> > > Example: H/L... Harry/Lily? Harry/Luna? Harry/Lucius?
> > > Harry/Lavender? ??). However, I seem to be the only person here
> > > include pairings in my recs... So, can I actually read any ofthe
> > > recs, or will I notice after one and a half chapters that I
> > > like the way the story turns out, romantically speaking?sooner?
> > > (Btw, why haven't I replied to the confusion caused by me
> > > Answer: 'cause I was asleep. And at work. I'm in Germany,
> > > time zone...) <http://archive.skyehawke.com/story.php?no=7566>
> > >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
- I guess I can't really blame you for disliking H/G. 95% of it is
horribly written. Of course, the same can be said for slash. I
personaly won't read anything that is slash or H/G unless I have it
recomended to me by someone I trust.
I just have to respond to this comment. 95% of EVERY PAIRING is horribly written. Having websites open to anyone is a gift and a curse, as Monk would say.