April 1st, 2008

anime - amatsuki - smile - summer

In memory of

Anjali Pai | anjenue | rosesanguina

I didn't know her except through her fics - she was one of the few authors who wrote both Harry/Draco as well as Severus/Draco. Being Draco on the_leaky put her on a pedestal in my mind. She was south asian, like me which was so rare. Brilliantly talented, fun and even though she, like many others had moved fandoms, she was still cool in my books.

Personally, she's the third person of note to die before their time this year and the second person in a car accident. She was the same age as my sister and the fact that I drive on I-35 daily and my sis is very close to Plano...it's freaky and just awful news.

My prayers are with her family and friends.

Info here
anime - amatsuki - smile - summer

HD_WORLDCUP: To squee or not to squee?

I spent an hour going back and forth on this. I just read the first four fics in the fest and while I want to ramble a bit about it all, there are some peeps on the f-list who might be staying mum till the end.

Yes, hd_worldcup is a competition. Yet it's also a celebration of all things H/D. Reading the fics today made me incredibly happy, especially after recent events.

And I know myself. I'll probably forget half of these thoughts in my head by the end of the fest. I won't remember my gut feelings. All the H/D fic will merge in memory and become one rollercoaster ride of fandom love - well, at least that's happened with other fandoms and fests in the past.

So I decided during my shower that y'know what? I need to get this out. I'll put it behind an lj-cut so that spoilery stuff won't be revealed.

Disclaimer of sorts: It's all relative.

I'm not going to tell you which fic is the best because it's all a matter of opinion and wholly subjective. However, I will say which fic I enjoyed the most and if there are any particular favorites.

Honestly in this particular fest, I don't expect to find many fics which I actively dislike - and so far everything posted has been a delight to read. Still, there are going to be fics that I like more than the rest.

I might mention things I found unexpected, unusual or not quite satisfactory. I might make comparisons between fics because most likely, I will have read them at around the same time.

If the thought of someone going ahead and doing this makes you angry, please feel free to defriend or skip the posts. Everyone has their own way of doing things and I won't hold it against you. And if anyone else is interested in talking about their reactions and thoughts and comparisons - well, do comment ^__^
anime - amatsuki - smile - summer

hd_worldcup: Tarot Prompt - The Fool

"The Fool is the spirit in search of experience. He represents the mystical cleverness bereft of reason within us, the childlike ability to tune into the inner workings of the world. The sun shining behind him represents the divine nature of the Fool's wisdom and exuberance. On his back are all the possessions he might need. In his hand there is a flower, showing his appreciation of beauty. He is frequently accompanied by a dog, sometimes seen as his animal desires, sometimes as the call of the "real world", nipping at his heels and distracting him. He is seemingly unconcerned that he is standing on a precipice, apparently about to leap, engaged in the supremest act of idiocy or trust." - wikipedia

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