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Change in obsessions and theatre trip!

So for the last couple of weeks, I've been completely occupied by Harry Potter, I have listened to Harry Potter, all 7 audiobooks in any spear time that I have for the first week and a half, which comes to me alienating myself from the Twilight fandom for a little bit. I mean, do you know how hard it is to listen to someone telling a story while attempting to read fanfics in a completely different fandom? It's effing hard. So I've neglected a helluvalot of updates, which I'm sad, but only to an extent because I'm in the beautiful rush that comes over when you first enter a fandom and it's still completely and utterly exciting to find new sites and find fics that you want.

Right. First I think I have to rant a little about the audiobook itself. I mean, I was freaking awesome! So so freaking awesome! Stephen Fry is so perfect for this job and he did it beautifully. One review on itunes was that listening to Stephen Fry's audiobooking HP is something that should be done in anyone's life and I wholeheartedly concur. He somehow makes all the voices completely perfect for every single character, whether it is Dumbledore, or McGonigule or Voldemort or Ginny, it defies logic that someone should be able to do that, but it is so great. I can't recommend it enough really. I also know that it is really ridiculously expensive and this is why I had to download it illegally, and for once, I can't even feel guilty because it was so stupidly over-priced that noone can really afford it.

I've avoided HP for so long now. It was initially becasue I've never really been interested in the magic and fantasy (though I've been completely entranced by BtVS, and Dark Angel, and of course Twilight). Then there seemed to be so many people who liked HP and been classified as geeks and that is one label I'd rather not have, and I can't get over this fact, with learning in sociology and labelling and status and inequalities and hawthorne effect and a helluvalot of stuff that I know that being seen as geeks or populars or anything else be important or I should care about it. But I can't really help how I feel really.

But now, I'd say I'm liking this fandom. Being me, I've of course found myself shipping the cannon and it just has to be Harry/Ginny. While Hermione/Ron was a relationship that's been building up the most over several novels, I just can't stop myself form absolutely adoring Ginny. I understand that in the end, the novels were about Harry and his two friends overcoming obstacles and their adventures, and so I understand why Ginny seems to have such a small role in the book. It does not mean I like it and it's really really nice to see Harry not with friends but being in a more romantic situation, and more emotional boy and that's just adorable. 

Now, of course, Sirius is someone that can't be forgotten, or Remus. But Sirius in particular considering he died earlier and loses interaction time with Harry. I love him so so much and it kills me that he has such a beautiful part in PoA , GoF and most importantly, OfTP. It kills me that he has such a big role in the Order of the Phoenix and he is so under-represented in the movie! It just kills me. This is the one book that I really have to buy and absolutely love over the entire series. Of course, there's Prisoner of Azkaban too, but Order was just so brilliant.

Hmm, what else is on my mind that needs ranting while we're on the subject of HP? Well, there's the complete and utter EPICness of the story itself. I just never knew how epic it was until I listened to it and wow. This is such an epic piece of literature. The characters are brilliantly in depth and backstories drawn up and rich materials... it's kind of similar to Angela Carter but much more approachable. Oh yeah. Then there's DOBBY. I LOVE DOBBY. Once again, it kills me that his role was cut down so much in the movies and he is just brilliant in the books, and as a character, he is just the most aborablist thing ever! Him and his freedom proudness and the imageries of him with all his hats and socks and of course, the bravery he shows in Deathly Hallows. How can anyone not love him?

Then there is a little problem that I have about so many people dying. I mean, I understand the the last part was like this completely epic war, but do so many people close to Harry has to die? Remus and Tonks? They... just thinking about it tears me up... 
 
Right. I think that's about it for the moment anyways... I'm sure I've missed something in my rants on HP.

And of course again. I just had to dive right into the ff.net Harry Potter section. lol. And so I have new fic obsessions, and most of them at least are finished fics for the moment cos I've just started in the fandom. Edit: Okay, I'm lying, 1 of them was completed and it was so satisfying to read a finished fic that it got to my head. lol. Anyways, ...
Harry Potter and the Lord's Lament by Selena Silvermoon
Something in Harry changes that summer between fourth and fifth year. At his trial he discovers what someone has been hiding from him since he was born.

Harry Potter The Inheritance by WhiteElfElder
Harry is the last of the line of an ancestor, coming of magical age he gains his inheritance and an unexpected family of sorts.

Portable Passions by Nate Grey
Harry gets a birthday present from Ginny that turns out to be a real life saver...literally.

Realizations by Wishweaver
Harry returns to Privet Drive after 4th year and finds it...empty! What do you do when you can't go to your friends for help? (Additional Story Notes FYI: a. AU Summer before Fifth Year Fic, b. Not particularly fast paced.)

Taking Control by fake a smile
It's the summer before Harry's 6th year, and Harry is wracked with grief. But what happens when Harry makes a vow to himself to take control of his life? Harry's life takes a sharp turn when he gets an unexpected visitor one night. HPGW Independent!Harry and sequel Free Life

The Trunk by MartinDeShade
This is if Harry Potter got a special trunk right before his first year. A trunk that his dad ordered before he died that he planned for his family to live in.
 
You know what? I'll ramble about my theatre trip later... I have to dust and rearrange my room to fit a new chair from Ikea in my room... and it's a difficult thing to do cosidering how small my room is really. xx

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