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14 September 2007 @ 04:45 pm
Hey, I Love H/Hr, But No One Sees Me Taking A Bat To Rowling!  

For all of you fanfic-writers and readers out there, I really love this little cutie that the Smart Bitches just posted. Even if I do love Anne Rice with all my heart (at least until she ruined the later VC novels). Can I get a here, here!

I've had several books in my lifetime that I've not really liked the ending, but that was my own personal preference. Not every ending is to your liking. It happens. And besides, it's their baby. Why should I curse and cry?

Heck, I've hated every Laurell K. Hamilton Anita Blake novel since Burnt Offerings. What did I do rather than cry and moan? I stopped reading. Pure and simple.

The same with Anne after Queen of the Damned, which is probably my favorite. Don't get me wrong; I own everything she's ever written. Period. I've read all of the History of the Mayfair Witches novels happily (Stella and Mona, I love you!), but I don't think I've read any more of the Vampire Chronicles other than the stand-alones (The Vampire Armand, Pandora, and Blood and Gold). And don't even get me started on the whole Merrick storyline and the entangling of the vampires with the Mayfair family (I'm sad to say that I did make the mistake of buying Merrick, Blackwood Farm, and absolutely awful Blood Canticle ). Grrr!

But my point is that, in the end, it is the teller's story to tell. We are allowed into their world for a short time to share in the journey of their brainchild. It's their world; we're just passing through. If you don't like the glimpse you get, put down the book. Just put it down.

Or do what the rest of us do.

Write a fanfic!


Latitude and Longitude: Anissa's Job, Anxious To Write
On the Verge of: aggravatedAggravated
Beautiful Noise: Fergie-Big Girls Don't Cry on radio
Barbara: Must Writehtbthomas on September 14th, 2007 11:49 pm (UTC)
That was a good article. Thanks for the link!
Lois: HP Fandom Wankkalalanekent on September 15th, 2007 04:39 am (UTC)
I really did as well. Really thought it should be shared.
Loony Loopy Lea Lovegood: HP Text Icon: Neville-kicking asschickadilly on September 15th, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)
Oh man - I think some of the HP fandom needs to read that like yesterday. (And I'm not talking about shipping when I say that, honest.)

I really liked the first Vampire books but after ... I think it was the third one (it's been ages since I've read them) it became obvious Anne really needed a good editor. But the first three really were awesome - I kind of want to read them again since I've been on this vampire kick lately.
Lois: HP Prettykalalanekent on September 15th, 2007 04:45 am (UTC)
I agree. The HP fandom nitpicks over everything. The pairings is a whole other set of wank. *sighing, rolls eyes*

I personally got aggravated with Anne with Tale of the Body Thief That was a huge "WTF?!" Moment in my book. It's like everyone else from the original novels just started to fade away. One of my biggest disappointments was who she just kicked poor Louis to the curb.

Then again, I'm such a Lestat/Louis shipper it's sickening. And Anissa could tell you a tale of my love for Claudia. OMG, I love my 'Dia. Arianne's human daughter in DR exists because I fell so hard in love with Kirsten's Claudia.
Loony Loopy Lea Lovegood: HP: I am with youchickadilly on September 15th, 2007 05:19 am (UTC)
Oh yeah - I think your ETA speaks well for the HP fandom. Personally I can understand disappointment - with any novel there is going to be those folks who didn't like it and considering how anticipated this book was that just meant there was even more potential for disappointment. But I don't understand the folks who are serious when they said things like JKR personally wrote *insert plot point of choice here* to personally piss them off. I mean -what?

(Someone said that recently during the Dumbledore's age wank. I'm sure JKR was just sitting in her fancy Scottish house reading that person's LJ and said to herself, "I know just how to piss this person off ... " ... yeah. RIGHT. *rolls eyes*)

Ya know, it's been SO long since I've read those books I don't even remember most of them. I should read the first three again sometime - they were the ones I really enjoyed. I think it was the 4th one that I stopped reading because I just couldn't follow in all the directions she seemed to be going in.

Ya know - Claudia was one of the very few roles that I really liked Kirsten in. I remember thinking she was amazing and that Kirsten was going to go on to become a really serious actress. But it seems like most of the roles she's taken now that she's grown up I have a hard time taking her seriously. Maybe because I keep thinking, "So was she Jake's beard or not?" *snorts*

I remember when the casting was first announced I was furious that Tom Cruise was going to be Lestat ... I never in a million years could have visualized that but I thought he actually did okay in the role. (I haven't seen that movie in forever either - now I kinda wanna watch it. LOL)