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So I have two lovely (wimpy) indoor senior cats and one monster of a bag of teeth cat named Archie. Archie is two and has been with us a year. We tried to keep him inside, but he is determined and we finally agreed to let him out during the day. The problem is that he tries to bring the outside back in again. So far he has brought in a live possum, rabbit, and chipmunk, all of which had to be freed. But today, as a special treat, my husband came home from the store to find a dead bird in the kitchen. Thanks, asshole cat.

Real Life

Jul. 11th, 2017 09:25 pm
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I'm with the in-laws tucked among the hedgerows of rural England. It's not been as relaxing as usual, perhaps due to relentless extended family health issues, but it's still very nice to be here. It's beautiful and the weather is far milder than home. I like ruined castles and Roman towns, and I love farm animals, so I'm easy to please.

Wish the neighbor would give up a cockerel or two, though. One is definitely the right number of cockerels for a farm. But as someone with too many cats, perhaps I shouldn't talk.

My muse has been rubbish this year, but I signed up for LDWS anyway because I'm masochistic.
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I'm reading Goblet of Fire to my 7 year old (in the hopes of finishing the series before her friends give away everything).  I question her as I read to see if she's understanding. I read her the part where Ron is furious with Hermione at the Yule Ball and asked my daughter what she thought was going on. She said that Ron was jeaous. I probed more, and she said she thought Ron wanted to go to the ball with Viktor.

I had never considered that. I am so proud of her for not making the heteronormative assumption, and I realized that her assumption actually has more support from the book than what I had assumed and JKR intended. We see Ron obsessing over Viktor, following him around, wanting his autograph, and even having a doll of him. My daughter interpreted that (quite sensibly) as a boy with a crush.

I wonder how many queer youth read it the same way as my daughter and thought that this beloved series was providing them with a gay or bi main character, only to have their hopes dashed. I ship Ron/Hermione, but in that moment I was sad to know that Ron would choose Hermione and rule out any same sex pairings.

All the more reason to take my kids to the new Beauty and the Beast before they come to assume that all male characters will want only women.
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At the Met museum in NYC and saw Voldy in statue form!

Eep! ;)
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My trip to NYC was fun, but the adjustment back is a bit daunting. Forget the real life to-do list I came home to, look at my friends feed!
*faints*
I know I'm going to end up missing things as I scurry around trying to read all the posts, but I am just so excited to have access again! *dances*
Oh, and to realize that the due dates on my fics are looming. Eep! I have so much to do! Anyone have a Time-Turner I could borrow?
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Fandom is love. Seriously. I was so sick this weekend, but I'd signed up for the Word War and felt like I couldn't just disappear. You guys posted kind words and fabulous recs that kept my spirits up, and then were supportive about the words I managed to write for the Word War. I love you guys. <3

I am pretty much healthy now. It's hard to tell how much of my lethargy is lingering recovery and how much is the time change and that this crazy winter is still going! I usually like winter, but this one has overstayed its welcome. *looks at winter* *looks at the door* *nudges*

Bleh

Mar. 7th, 2015 02:59 pm
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I'm sick with the same nasty cold my son and husband had. Seeing how it was with them, there is a good chance I'll feel worse before better. :(

Any good recs for feeling poorly and having very little concentration/emotional energy? I need Draco/Harry chicken soup.

Book Meme

Sep. 13th, 2014 07:47 pm
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Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] susannah_wilde for tagging me!

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag ten friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them!
My ten books )

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