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06 April 2004 @ 09:59 am
"Deal with it, joyless prole!"  
I was in such a crappy mood last night. I had to edit my last post in which I referred to myself as roadkill. It seemed a bit over the top. It's another day and the wobble has evened out a bit. This morning I dreamed of Harry Potter again. I don't even know why--I'm not reading any HP right now. So many of my dreams read like bad fan-fiction. This one involved Harry and Snape and I think Ron wandering through the school's dungeons like Spinal Tap band members trying to find their way to the stage. ("Hello, Cleveland!"). Spike was down there chained to a wall, rather like the suspended prisoner in "Life of Brian," and that's kind of funny. It all blends together in the end, doesn't it. It's just a big brain soup up there, with alphabet letters randomly coming together and forming half-meaningful words. Chaos, jello, and amnesia. Anyway. There was a rescue attempt and a deeply emotional bond was formed between Harry and Spike which in this particular dream did not involve marriage, I'm sure you're all very glad to hear. But I really can't remember much. It's rare these days that I remember more than the sketched outlines of dreams.

I have never seen a Harry/Spike story. I'm sure one exists though, and that at least six of you have read it.

Feeling the need to prove that I still have a positive side, that the corners of my mouth are occasionally slightly tipped up, I pimp my friends: (amyzoncom) anaxila, who made some gorgeous icons recently, and kjv31, who drew a bunch of noir-based illustrations that you can see by browsing back through his LJ, along with images like these, which are so very pretty. I'd rec stories too, except I really haven't been reading much. And movies...um. I did watch "Runaway Jury" last week and that was really good. And I'm reading "Making History" by Stephen Fry, which is also really good so far.

In closing, my motto is, "Recs you can trust! ...even though I'm lame and can only mumble and make vague thumbs-up gestures instead of presenting coherent reasons for their goodness."
 
 
 
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ladywenham on April 6th, 2004 10:42 am (UTC)
Spinal Tap! Greatest movie ever. :)
drcdrc1 on April 6th, 2004 05:19 pm (UTC)
You really have the most fascinating dreams.:-))

I have never seen a Harry/Spike story. I'm sure one exists though, and that at least six of you have read it.

I did a Google search and found some crossover fics (Ethan/Lupin!) but no Harry/Spike.:-)

Anyway, in case you feel like reading HP fic I highly recommend The Tea Series, a Harry/Snape fic by Telanu. I decided to give it a try after reading this enthusiastic post by juliatheyounger even though I never read the novels and only saw the first two movies. The Tea Series is very long and absolutely brilliant: funny, angsty and hot as hell. A wonderful coming-of-age story. And just a few days ago I found this review (lots of story spoilers!) by justacat, and I second every single word she wrote.

Also, mahaliem is posting a Harry/Draco fic in her LJ which I haven't read yet but she is a wonderful writer with a great sense of humour. So, it's a safe bet to say that this fic is probably as good as everything else she wrote.:-)
KJV: Phoenixkjv31 on April 7th, 2004 04:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks for yet another far-too-nice shout out there, A.S.!
Raven: Willow by jess79raveninthewind on April 10th, 2004 06:14 pm (UTC)
speaking of recs
Just dropping by your journal to let you know I recced your Slashficathon story Macrame in crack_van. I was absorbed by this story of Willow's hubris, and I kept thinking, "The road to hell..."

Post is here:

http://www.livejournal.com/community/crack_van/411312.html?mode=reply