I read Dark Chocolate HP/SS, NC-17 by ladyflowdi yesterday.
One of those stories where everything that could be said contains spoilers.
Train wreck. No other way to describe my feelings. After the first few paragraphs I knew I wasn't going to like the end.
I think I need the sequel to decide if I like it. Without it it's a good read, but I don't 'see' it, mainly because it requires a whole house to invest a lot of time, Snape to invest a lot of time, everyone being a very good actor or Harry to very easy to deceive (maybe I could believe this), but most importantly everyone to hate Harry enough to want him not only humiliated but broken. The whole 'Let him beg for Snape to fuck him in front of everyone' could have been achieved with a lot less effort and would this would fit better with my conception of the hatred between Draco/every Slytherin and Harry (Hate, yes - but not the sort of hate that wastes such a lot of time on the other). Why I have problems with Snape in this story is a much to convoluted line of thought for me to try to write down. (In short: Evil? Ok. Good? Ok. Self serving? Ok. Uncaring? Ok. Actor? Ok. Childish? Ok But this is everything and nothing and there is no way for me to put a neat label on him. I *need* this. Give me the world in black, white or gray, give me a *reason*, irrational, wrong, nothing I could ever understand, I don't care, just some sort of reason).
But such a nice long story.
This would be nice if I could stay in my flat for the rest of the day.
It would be tolerable if I didn't insist on going everywhere by bike.
Things being as they are, the only thing I've got to say is: Blergh.
I wonder how some people can be as stupid as they are:
'What's a prepuce?' Ok, never mind that you should know that at least since the anatomy exams two years ago, I sometimes have weird blackouts concerning correct terms too. But when I tell you 'Foreskin' could you please show some sign (however false) of recognition and not follow up with the even more stupid 'It looks different in men'. You don't say? Could this be because you're looking at a stallion? And his prepuce doesn't look very different from a lot of the other animals we've looked at in the last two years?
Otherwise the lesson was interesting - and fun. As were looks on the faces of the few men in our class when we took a biopsy of the broccoli-like thing growing on the glans or were talking about penis-amputations.I have to study, the rings under my eyes have invited some wrinkles to move in, my mind is still busy arguing with itself about ethics and animal tests, and I still have to catch up on 48 hours of work.
Just lying down and sleeping until next year looks like a good idea at the moment.
You are a PHOENIX in your soul and your wings make a statement. Huge and born of flame, they burn with light and power and rebirth. Ashes fall from your wingtips. You are an amazingly strong person. You survive, even flourish in adversity and hardship. A firm believer in the phrase, 'Whatever doesn't kill you only makes you stronger,' you rarely fear failure. You know that any mistake you make will teach you more about yourself and allow you to 'rise from the ashes' as a still greater being. Because of this, you rarely make the same mistake twice, and are not among the most forgiving people. You're extremely powerful and wise, and are capable of fierce pride, passion, and anger. Perhaps you're this way because you were forced to survive a rough childhood. Or maybe you just have a strong grasp on reality and know that life is tough and the world is cruel, and it takes strength and independence to survive it. And independence is your strongest point - you may care for others, and even depend on them...but when it comes right down to it, the only one you need is yourself. Thus you trust your own intuition, and rely on a mind almost as brilliant as the fire of your wings to guide you.You are eternal and because you have a strong sense of who and what you are, no one can control your heart or mind, or even really influence your thinking. A symbol of rebirth and renewal, you tend to be a very spiritual person with a serious mind - never acting immature and harboring a superior disgust of those who do. Likewise, humanity's stupidity and tendency to want others to solve their problems for them frustrates you endlessly. Though you can be stubborn, outspoken, and haughty, I admire you greatly.
*~*~*Claim Your Wings - Pics and Long Answers*~*~*
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You are Form 0, Phoenix: The Eternal.
"And The Phoenix's cycle had reached zenith, so he consumed himself in fire. He emerged from his own ashes, to be forever immortal."
Some examples of the Phoenix Form are Quetzalcoatl (Aztec), Shiva (Indian), and Ra-Atum (Egyptian).
The Phoenix is associated with the concept of life, the number 0, and the element of fire.
His sign is the eclipsed sun.
As a member of Form 0, you are a determined individual. You tend to keep your sense of optomism, even through tough times and have a positive outlook on most situations. You have a way of looking at going through life as a journey that you can constantly learn from. Phoenixes are the best friends to have because they cheer people up easily.
Which Mythological Form Are You?
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[ETA: And my mail program decided comment-notifications to this entry are spam. Because they include 'The F-word' and 'penis' - I wonder if I can write an entry about nothing but my day at uni with the same results? Not any loger, as LJ is now on my whitelist, but theoretically it should be possible.]