0010 - I think the Malfoys got exactly what they deserved. Lucius was humiliated, as he should have been, but not completely broken. He'll survive this just as he survived everything else; he'd always done well for himself. Canon! :)) Narcissa got a chance to shine (like JKR would ever let a mother be a bad guy? come on.), which was A+. Draco remained the whiny, duplicitous brat he'd always been, but he is no longer sneering at Harry when we see him again in the epilogue. He learned; I know he did. We just didn't get to see it, which is okay: the books are about Harry, not about Draco. I was hoping for a reconciliation between Draco and the trio but I'm not at all unhappy that he ended up punched out by Ron and then slinking off quietly to sit with his mum and dad. He lived.
0011 - I don't understand how Snape's death and his amazing sacrifice FOR LILY!1 makes it okay that he bullied Neville for six years. I am sorry I doubted Snape's allegiances, but I still think he's a shitty teacher and a shittier person. Having been madly in love with Lily all his life doesn't excuse the way he treated his students. I'm discounting the bookverse year at Hogwarts since he was under deep cover and HAD to act like it was A-OK to let the Carrows torture students, but regardless -- I really sympathise with Snape for all he had to go through, but I don't think he's a woobie. Nor do I think he's completely blameless in his suffering: somehow I don't think the Young Death Eaters Party of Hogwarts held a wand to his throat and forced him to join, and we know now that he joined them before the break with Lily; that Lily ditched him because he was running with that crowd and refused to listen to sense.
0100 - The more I think about it, the more I realise that the niggles I have with the book are really minor, compared to the amount of OMG WIN that fills me every time I think about this chapter or that. I've been going through my chapter commentaries so far and it seems like there's a lot I pick on, but most of it is either making fun of JKR's apparently nonexistent editor or grousing about plot elements that I personally don't like. There are plot structure issues that bug me in light of the rest of the series, but they're kind of unimportant in the grand scheme of things, which, of course, is Harry's story. The story is finished, I think it ended very well for all involved, and that's that. Now fandom gets free rein to play. *\o/*
0101 - Meme, swiped from bethbethbeth: Go to the music player of your choice and put it on shuffle. Say the following questions aloud and press play. Use the song titles and/or one to two lines from the song as your answers.
What do I think of DH? Five for Fighting - Something About You
Baby, there's something about you that
I can hold on to;
I'm going to hold on to that
Damn straight. :D I ♥ this book.
What do I think of the Epilogue? Gadjo - So Many Times
Do your heart, feel so lonely?
Think about your sweetest dream,
Close your eyes, and follow me
Basically, I'm going to fic, retcon, and AU the fuck out of it. *nods*
What do I want to say to JKR right now? Nelly Furtado - Hey, Man
I've got so many questions that I want to ask you.
I am so tired of mirrors - pour me a glass of your wine!
Wow, my iTunes is psychic. O_O Not about the wine so much, but the questions. Yes.
What would JKR want to say to me right now? Emma Bunton - What Took You So Long
What took you so long?
What took you all night?
What took you forever to see I'm right?
I'M SORRY I DOUBTED YOU, JO D: PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME
ALL ALONE OUT HERE,
WONDERIN' IF YOU'RE EVER GONNA TAKE ME THERE
er.. wrong song... *puts the crack pipe down*
What do I think of OotP: The Movie? Placebo - Plasticine
The only thing you can rely on is that you can't rely on anything
Don't go and sell your soul for self-esteem
Don't be plasticine
What should I do with my life now that I've finished reading all there is of canon? Scorpions - Alien Nation
Beware of the alien nation
Beware of the truth that they seek
They pray for eternal salvation
They pray for your soul to keep
...apparently, I am to avoid friendly beings from outer space. Okay! I'll be sure to heed this advice most closely. :D
What would I say to Harry Potter right now? Madonna - La Isla Bonita
Last night I dreamt of San Pedro
Just like I'd never gone, I knew the song
A young girl with eyes like the desert
It all seems like yesterday, not far away
It really does, doesn't it? Even though you're a boy with green eyes and Hogwarts is not San Pedro, I'll miss you, canon Harry. So much. <3 <3
What would I say to seven Harry Potters right now? Oasis - Champagne Supernova
But you and I will never die
The world's still spinning around we don't know why
LONG LIVE THE SEVEN POTTERS! :D
What would I say to Harry Potter in 2016/2017? 50 Cent - What Up Gangsta
AHAHAHA OMG *DIES*
This flow's been mastered, the ice I flash it
Chokes me, I'll have your mama picking out your casket, bastard
I'm on the next level, Breitling baguette bezel
Benz pedal to the metal, hotter than a tea kettle, blood (what)
Yeah, wtf were you THINKING, marrying
What would Harry Potter say to me right now? Jason Mraz - I'll Do Anything
Go make your next choice be your best choice
And if you're looking for a boy with a voice, well baby I'm single
Well, thanks for that, Harry. I'll be sure to use your voice in lots of H/D fics from now on. *snort* But I hate to break it to ya, you ain't single. :|
What advice does [my favourite character] have for me? Aqualung - Strange and Beautiful
Dumbledore is no longer my favourite character, so I'll go with Ron, since Harry has already "spoken" above. :D
I'll put a spell on you,
You'll fall asleep and I'll put a spell on you.
And when I wake you,
I'll be the first thing you see, lyricstop
And you'll realise that you love me.
Oh, Ron. I already love you. <33333333
What advice does [my least favorite character] have for me? Aerosmith - Shame, Shame, Shame
Is it right to be left alone?
I'm sittin' here all alone,
While the one you love is never home
D: Aw. Go find Pince and have some greasy old people sex or something?
How will I remember HP one year from now? Eels - Love of the Loveless
All around you people walking
Empty hearts and voices talking
Looking for and finding
That's kind of depressing. D:
What do I think of the fandom today? Pulp - The Babysitter
She came home too soon
You were both upstairs
in your daughter's room
She's a lovely girl.
So basically, fandom is a bunch of pervtastic channers. Well, considering the LJ kerfuffle... *shoves half-written AS/S fourth-year ficlet under carpet*
What will I think of the fandom one year from now? Sneaker Pimps - Spin Spin Sugar
I'm everyone - hang your label on me,
I'm everyone - paint it black and white and easy
...so basically the same as I think now and the same as I thought last year, and the year before that. Good to know!
If you want any of these uploaded, holler.