borealgrove: (Crabby Space Trash Panda)
Still no change on the Livejournal front: the wonderful staff have not yet gotten around to telling me what the heck prompted them to blast my account off the face of the interwebs. I may be slightly bitter lol. It's alright though, at least I have this blog to ramble into--as long as I have a place to ramble, I'm set. In light of the fact that I haven't heard anything from the staff, I went ahead and sent messages to the two fests I was currently signed up for, to notify them of the pickle I'm in. I'm maintaining participation in HP Drizzle, and have decided to officially drop out of ACBB (as a writer--I'm still going to read the crap out of the rest of the submissions!).

I had a few reasons for these decisions. First, ACBB has a much higher word count requirement, and given the upheaval this LJ-business has caused, and my inability to interact with the community, the idea of trying to meet the deadline was a lot more headache-inducing than fun-sounding. The deadline for HP Drizzle is much further off, and the word count requirement is much less which doesn't necessarily mean I'm going to write something short lol, which makes it... well, less stressful. Plus, the fundamental difference: I brought my own story idea to ACBB (so I can write it at a later time, whenever I like), while Drizzle is prompt-based... and I really like the prompt I was able to claim, and already have plenty of notes written out for it. I'm a little sad about letting go of ACBB, but there's (probably) always next year, or I can finish and post the idea I had independent of a fest :)

Okay, enough of all that! Yesterday I went to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2!

Yes!

It was by far and away even funnier than the first one. It was also full of heartfelt moments, character development, and action. It was just a really, really fun movie to see on the big screen, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommended if you need to put a smile on your face. Or even if you don't. Either way. Go see my favourite trash panda blow things up and be a loveable lil shit! :D

P.S. My best friend and I spotted two celebrities yesterday while we were at the movies. I noticed first, and pointed them out. It's kind of doubtful that many people would know of them, or the sequel they were promoting... but we saw the stars of the first and second Bon Cop Bad Cop! Ahh! For those who have never heard of the movie, it's a Canadian, bilingual movie. One cop is (English) Ontarian, and one is a Québecker, and for me and my bilingual friends, it was just really fun to see "ourselves" on screen. Long story short, as they were walking away, we smiled at them, and they totally smiled back at us (we were standing alone along a wall, so it couldn't have been at anyone else). JUST SAYING.
borealgrove: (Meltwater)
I finally decided to get my hands on and read The Cursed Child, because I figured it was time to form my own opinion--due to my being out of town at the time the book came out, and the very mixed reviews from fans that followed, I just sort of shrugged and decided to wait until the price dropped a bit.

And I was fine with that.

But then, the other day, I was perusing Tumblr (read: I could not stop scrolling, and consequently lost several hours of my life that I will never get back... and liked it). I happened upon one post in particular that made me want to finally sit down and read the thing. The essence of the post was "Hermione calls Severus by his first name". I had no idea why she did, or in what context, but I thought to myself:

yep, I'm gonna go read that shit now.

And so, I did.

I'm incorrigible, I tell you. What a reason.

Anyway.

Moving on.

Thanks to a few cups of tea, some fuzzy socks, and a warm blanket, I have now finished reading The Cursed Child, and I have thoughts. Not entirely clear ones, as I have only read the play through once, but a few things jumped out at me as I read. Overall, the play isn't terrible, but it's not great.

Such shining praise.


My point-form yet still lengthy thoughts... )

Overall, it wasn't terrible, as I said... but it did feel like a mediocre fanfic. Entertaining, to a degree, but not serious. Not something you would re-read (except... I probably will, since it is canon, albeit disappointing canon). Sort of a favourite and forget type of situation. It could have been a lot better--better characterization, believable relationships, less cop-outs, humour that was actually funny (making Ron the butt of every joke was just pathetic and sad).
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