There comes a time when everything seems like its all been done before. Plot devices become clichés and the plots themselves are formulaic and...trite. The newness of one's OTP has long since worn off and it seems like the only variety at times would be with branching off to other fandoms or jumping ship entirely to other pairings within the fandom.
Yet, you still absolutely adore your OTP. It’s been with you like a pet, and the thought of abandoning it seems almost like betrayal. The two characters have a place in your heart. Heck you worry more about them than some of your own friends. So you'd really not like to have to part with them.
And this is when you realize something odd with your fandom. The current generation is predominantly written about in their teen and young adult years. There is so much undiscovered territory where new authors could make names for themselves as the BNFs of today.
Its Harry's generation as having past the 27 year mark...they're about to hit 30. By this time most should have a partner or at the very least a steady job and career track.
Hormones are no longer a deciding factor. Rather, tensions have generally cooled and tentative truces have been made. And despite this, everyone has History, and old grievances that have not been put to rest. Yet overall, its a wholly different and new, ballgame.
Malfoys are expected to have heirs, Weasleys their picket fences and attic ghost, Harry - well, his Order of Merlin is long overdue.
So I was just wanted to hear some other thoughts on the matter. Being on vacation means I'm missing my speedy internet connection and LJ terribly - but it hasn't stopped me from ruminating apparently.