Also, communities are considered inactive if they have only one new post with no comments. So please...comment on this post to let LJ know we're still here.
ETA: I've already said this in a couple of comments, but I'm adding it to the original post. LJ edited their announcement. This is what they initially said:
A journal is defined as inactive if it has not been logged into for 24 consecutive months and has only one post (i.e., the welcome post). A community is defined as inactive if has not been updated for 24 consecutive months.
Now it reads:
A journal is defined as inactive if it has not been logged into for 24 consecutive months and has only one post (i.e., the welcome post). A community is defined as inactive if has not been updated for 24 consecutive months and has only one entry and no comments.
The bolded clause wasn't there when I saw their first announcement. I'm guessing there were objections.
- Current Mood: worried
I consider that, in years to come, this particular phrase will be discussed and dissected by people more educated than I, and will (if Potterfiction stays as popular) be considered to be one of the greatest literary lies ever. For me it ranks along with "All animals are created equal" and will – just as that phrase was shown to be a nonsense –lose any credibility it has.
For this discussion, I'm using the book only. Not chats or filler information about things that Jo knows.
There's so much wrong with the assertion that all is well I hardly know where to start. But start we must.
So - what do you think? There's a great many more reasons why I think All Isn't Well, but I'd like to hear some of yours.
Some stories have been suggested already, and are listed here. I've added a few others. As other suggestions are made, I'll add them to the master list. I figure that will be easier to find later; I don't think anyone likes having to scramble through comments for rec links.
( FanficCollapse )
The Comic that sydpad is TOTALLY NOT DOING.
And, because they kind of go together, seductivedark's stories based on sydpad's art. They start here, with Interview.
- Current Mood: creative
In which the Famous Five Meet the Secret Seven in Gull Cove...or something. And everything is just Grrrr-eat! And it makes me want to barf.
( And a world without Voldemort is Practically Perfect in Every Way.Collapse )
Only it's not! Hurrah!
Tomorrow we will be discussing exactly why we think "All was well" should go down as one of the greatest literary lies ever.
- Current Mood: annoyed
( In which Neville is heroic while Harry plays dead, Rowling slows down the plot to a crawl by having Harry deliver the Boring Super-Villain Speech, and the final battle between Harry and Voldemort is the very definition of anticlimax.Collapse )
- Current Mood: frustrated
Note: This is from the British edition. Readers of the American edition may notice some differences in the text.
( The Harrydore's quite strong/ Watch Albie's ego swell/ As Harry thinks all wrong/ Both overact like hell/ For this is the Song That Goes Like This.Collapse )
- Current Mood: bitchy
So you get two sporks of the same chapter.
( In which Harry wangsts like Roger Davis from RENT, Neville is unduly optimistic, and Harry finally dies.Collapse )
- Current Mood: tired
This endeavour having caused erastes to have a nervous breakdown, she’s had to take herself off to a remedial writing course where she is being soothed with the cool application of the proper use of colons and gentle repetition of sentence structure until she recovers.
Her spork therefore will be conducted by our old friends The Random Death Eaters (1 and 2) who some of you may not have met before. You know them, though. The ones who joined up because the uniform was cool, (“it was! Leather and pointy hats”) or because they thought they could get girls (“well we did.” “Yeah, if we Stunned them”) The ones that always lurk around at the back (“well, wouldn’t YOU? You saw what happened when they told him about the vault”) and the last ones to volunteer for anything… They are the Nobby Nobbes and the Fred Colon of the Bad Guys. Keeping out of the rain, keeping out of trouble. They may never be famous but they might just make it through this alive.
Voldemort once said that he was often defeated by Luck and Chance, so lets give these boys names for once.. I introduce Chuck, and Lance, the Random Death Eaters.
The Prince's Tale
( 1. That a potions expert who worked as double agent with a psycho with a big snake wouldn't be filled with antidote....Collapse )
- Current Mood: bored
( In which the world ends for Harry AGAIN, Rowling fails Insect Studies, Luna and her friends pwn the Trio, and Voldemort is suffering from performance issues.Collapse )
- Current Mood: bitchy