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Sun, Jun. 22nd, 2003 04:04 pm
Spoiler-laden OoP-fest and WIAN nonsense

Spoilers, spoilers, spoilers. Proceed at your own risk.

Siriusly Depressed

My reaction is exactly the same as Brenna's.

Driving around today, I saw a motorcycle and I nearly burst into tears all over again. His death was so pointless, so wasted. I had the nagging feeling throughout the entire book that Sirius would be the one to go (though most of the plot hinted that it would be Hagrid -- I agree with maybethemoon), and I'm grief-stricken to know I was right. In fact, when Mr. Weasley was in danger, I actually felt a tiny spark of "thank god it's not Sirius". In fact, the only Red Herring I didn't feel this way about was Neville. Dear god, if Neville had died, I would have been inconsoleable and I would have abandoned the series for good. That scene in St. Mungo's.... it had me crying like a faucet.

Back to Sirius, I wanted kill JKR for leaving us hanging with that horrid easter bunny of an ending, regarding Luna's bizarre statement about the veil. And I'm shocked that Lupin didn't have more of a reaction to his death.

I kept giggling throughout the book at all the Sirius Fandom clichees plunging down the toilet -- long-haired-pillock!Sirius (now short-haired-pillock!Sirius is all the rage) and the now-incestuous Sirius/Narcissa shippage (I suppose their marriage could be legal in Alabama). But when I got to his death, the fact that I found all these clichee-deaths so amusing made me even more depressed. I would rather have long-haired-pillock!Sirius than no Sirius at all.

Come to think of it, my reaction is pretty much identical to Rave's. 'e's not dead, 'e's PINING!

Ministry of Tragic

What. The. Hell.

Oh, Percy, why are you such a complete and total bastard all of the sudden? All your previous transgressions could be easily explained away by Percy scholars like Cairnsy, but how do you explain SENDING BACK THE DAMN SWEATER? Percy is my favourite character, and here I was ready to kill him. Fandom completejerk!Percy has been realized. Someone please spin me a plausible explanation for his behavior before I go nuts. (Later: Okay, thanks, Cairnsy, I feel better.)

Hermy where Hagger

Hermione seriously irked me. When she was discussing heavy topics with Harry, she was so blatantly The Voice of The Author that I wanted to hit her with a log.

And the other half of this subject, the WTF? Award goes to Hagrid's brother. That subplot was abandoned faster than a baby with two heads. Why?


Yes, I'm updating soon after I get home. Want to be Lovely People and share your thoughts? The spells and potions and stuff are easy enough; I'm looking for names. Full credit will be given where due, of course.

Thoughts so far:
Dolores Jane Umbridge -- homonym of "umbrage", (n) a feeling of pique or resentment at some often fancied slight or insult. Also from "umbra", meaning shadow.

Bellatrix Lestrange/Black -- Maybethemoon: Bellatrix is the 22nd brightest star in the sky. "warrioress" (west shoulder), also The Amazon Star, Gamma Orionis. Before I found this, my line of thought was "-trix" indicates a female. The Italian word for female is "donna". Therefore, her name punwise is "Belladonna", which is the name of a poison. Or that might just be a coincidence. :D

Percy Ignatius Weasley -- Cairnsy: Middle name is Ignatius, which is latin for firery, ardent. St Ignatius was a cleric who was obsessed with money and power, until he was captured and injured by the enemy, and he had a change of heart while being held prisoner.

Hestia Jones -- She isn't developed, so we don't know how this fits, but Hestia is the Greek goddess of the hearth.

Toujours Pur -- easy enough. French for "Always Pure", in regard to the family's pureblood obsession (thecannonissoincestuous!). Why this motto is in French and not Latin will remain a mystery.

Cornelius Oswald Fudge -- "Cornelius" and "Fudge" already pinpointed, the "Oswald" puts me in the mind of Lee Harvey Oswald. Can anyone think of any Oswalds pertinent to the man? He's clearly not linked to St. Oswald ("Cornelius" could be named from the Pope Cornelius -- who was suceeded by the Pope Lucius, eep). "Oswald" is also a figure in Arthurian legend as the Saxon king of Kent. Anyone know any details about him?

And bah, I have to log off because the place I log on from is closing. Because I feel compelled to wrap this up, I shall close with a quote from Rave: "and, yes, SIRIUS/REMUS IS THE CANONEST CANON THAT EVER CANONED DOWN CANON STREET."

Joint Christmas presents. ::giggles::

Current Mood: etymological
Current Music: "Shine on you crazy diamond", Pink Floyd (in my head)


Major Major Major Major
Sun, Jun. 22nd, 2003 05:02 pm (UTC)

I amused myself by thinking that there was a connection between Umbridge and Nabokov's "Lolita". (Lolita's name is Dolores Haze yay)

Sun, Jun. 22nd, 2003 05:19 pm (UTC)

I liked Brennas reaction to Sirius death. I think it was just thrown in there for us to have something get really anxious to read. The veil part did confuse me alot, I mean, if he died, wouldn't he be hit with the Advada Kervada curse which is also green?

Oh btw, is it ok if I add you to my friends list?

Sun, Jun. 22nd, 2003 05:44 pm (UTC)

*laughs* I live to please ^_^. No-one seems to pick up on the fact that Arthur was a real prick over the whole thing as well, especially considering that Arthur is supposed to be in the adult. Arthur snubbed Percy just as much as Percy ignored him in the hearing scene, and even if Percy suddenly decided that he was in the wrong and wanted to go back to his family, Arthur seems to be making it clear that he is not welcome.

*grin* I just find it bloody fantastic that the perfect, straight-laced Weasley turns out to be the black sheep of the family. Go, Percy! But seriously, this is the first time Percy has thought for himself, made a decision on his own. It's the first time he's even come close to rebelling, and while he's rebelled against the wrong group, he picked the group that's a lot harder to go up against.

*pats Percy*

Sun, Jun. 22nd, 2003 07:07 pm (UTC)
Man, I suck.

especially considering that Arthur is supposed to be in the adult is meant to be: especially considering that Arthur is supposed to be the adult.

Because that one added word takes my reply to places one really doesn't need to go.

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Claudia "this next dancer looks cheap" LL
Sun, Jun. 22nd, 2003 06:15 pm (UTC)

No, I didn't read the spoilers, I just scrolled down to comment that I'm listening to Shine on as of right now (when I checked your entry). How odd is that??

still merrily swashing her buckle
Sun, Jun. 22nd, 2003 06:58 pm (UTC)

Yes, Hagrid's brother almost seemed forced and a plot device only to rid Herm and Harry of the centaurs and to cover them in blood so the thestrels would come to them. I just have to assume that he's introduced in this because he comes into play in later books.

WAH! I WANT HIM BACK! I'm still in denial, wah!!!!


Like a New Woman
Sun, Jun. 22nd, 2003 07:12 pm (UTC)

I was prescribed belladonna by the student health clinic. I took the alotted dosage and then later found out what it was. My mom was pissed.

Chem TA Toni
Mon, Jun. 23rd, 2003 08:51 am (UTC)

dolores: Spanish word meaning "pains"

Chem TA Toni
Tue, Jun. 24th, 2003 07:11 am (UTC)

WIAN about Cornelius Oswald Fudge. Courtesy of gramarye1971, who is a student of British History.

Glinda the Good: Officially!
Tue, Jun. 24th, 2003 11:07 am (UTC)

::smooches you and gramarye shamelessly::

ReplyThread Parent

Tue, Jun. 24th, 2003 12:32 pm (UTC)

I know this isn't really on the topic, but what did you expect from me? So, nobody quite knows when you are to return to Dallas, so...erm... When are you to return to Dallas?
-tbarr (http://sia.lostchicken.com/~tbarr)

Glinda the Good: Officially!
Tue, Jun. 24th, 2003 03:28 pm (UTC)

I get back on the 29th. I'm having fun, but I can't wait to get home.

ReplyThread Parent

Wed, Jun. 25th, 2003 01:24 am (UTC)

I miss Sirius already, why did he have to go? I could have lived without Hagrid or even Dumbledore! BUT WHY SIRIUS?! He was not only a hot bishie, but he was a great character! It's so sad! Plus, the book totally ruined my Harry/Cho ship following. I hate Cho now, she's a whiney bidich. Still mabbe when Harry has better control of his temper (hormones! Jezzus!) they'll get back together, but you know I doubt it. I think Harry's just gonig to be alone for the rest of his life, or maybe until he succeeds at killing Voldy.

Your Own Personal Jesus
Sat, Jun. 28th, 2003 03:32 am (UTC)

Ministry of Tragic\

XD I loff that.

Percy is God and Boba Fett and A Jerk.