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January 14th, 2018

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This is what I read/watched this week:


Whispers in Corners (64,402 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] esama
Chapters: 10/10
Fandoms: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling, Sherlock (TV)
Pairing: Harry Potter/Mycroft Holmes
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Summary: Everything started with a stumble - his new life in a new world as well as his surprisingly successful career as a medium.

I love that fic! AUs and cross-overs are my jam, and this one is so so perfect! I love how Harry's magic (and magic in general) works in that new parallel dimension Harry suddenly finds himself in, and what he does with it. I love his interactions with Mycroft, John, Lestrade and Molly (and Sherlock, later). I've read this fic so many times, and I will definitely read it again.


The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008) and How to Train Your Dragon (2010) and Rise of the Guardians (2012) and Epic (2013)

These were all re-watches, and I still love them all a lot. Movies and TV shows are a favourite discussion topic with new colleague, and when he mentioned that he hadn't watched much animated stuff or new-ish kids/YA movies, I told him about those - and yeah, couldn't resist watching them again before offering to let him borrow the DVDs. *g*


I watched a lot of instant karma clips this week. Some of them were fun, like the lady who stole the motorbike of the guy who mugged her, but mostly they were simply about people behaving really stupidly, and sometimes getting punished for it. Yeah, sometimes. Most of those instant karma vids are like those infamous hurt/comfort fics, where you get all the hurt but no comfort.

From those vids I learned about "free inhabitants", "sovereign-citizens", insurance scammers and brake-checking. The stupidity of people really is infinite...

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January 5th, 2018

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Maybe I'll get myself to talk more about the stuff I'm currently reading and watching by doing small bullet point style entries, so here's the first attempt.


The Art of Self-Fashioning (283934 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Lomonaaeren
Chapters: 65/65
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Rating: Mature
Summary: In a world where Neville is the Boy-Who-Lived, Harry still grows up with the Dursleys, but he learns to be more private about what matters to him. When McGonagall comes to give him his letter, she also unwittingly gives Harry both a new quest and a new passion: Transfiguration. But while Harry deliberately hides his growing skills, Minerva worries more and more about the mysterious, brilliant student writing to her who may be venturing into dangerous magical territory.

This got recced anonymously on [community profile] fandomsecrets and described as "Very dark, very good." I agree, and it's certainly a very interesting AU, too, with lots and lots of very creative magical theory.


Also recced on [community profile] fandomsecrets - by [personal profile] kaijinscendre - was this vid: Deliver Us (Bioshock). I loved it! I don't know anything about Bioshock, but I've watched The Prince of Egypt and know the music very well, and I was curious. Deliver Us is a long track (over seven minutes), a gorgeous composition, and even better with Ofra Haza's voice. The vid is the song in full length, and it's so worth watching!


Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001) This was a re-watch, after at least ten years, and I don't know why I subjected myself to that one. Some parts are still nice and scary, but mostly it's rather long and boring.

Catch Me If You Can (2002) First time watching, and I had to talk myself around to that for a long while because of Tom Hanks. It was okay? I'd had no idea it was based on analogue life events and people, and that fact made it a bit more interesting in retrospect.

Kinsey (2004) First time watching, another movie based on analogue life events and people, which I'd known this time. *g* Enjoyed it quite a lot!

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