Okay, so

Sep. 19th, 2013 07:44 pm
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I was hoping this would happen, and I was kinda expecting her to test it with a message to Terry, but I was not expecting to be nearly so happy reading it.

I kind of have complicated feelings about the gesture itself, but that it does this is good.

(...and I have no idea how Terry is going to respond! that should be interesting)
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Draco's comment to Daphne a few weeks ago seemed to me to imply that he fancies someone, and I started wondering who. Then his comment to her today that "If [he] well and truly fancied a girl there are very few things that would stop [him] from asking her out" seems to imply that if there is someone he fancies, there's something big standing in the way. Perhaps she's a Muggleborn, who's in service to a friend of his?
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That sound is my heart breaking, "Little Bit."

Lucius Malfoy, you have so much to answer for.

In other news, OMG, so much happened this week! JUSTIN FINCH-FLETCHLEY! QUIDDITCH! SEAMUS! Even Percy and Penny getting schmoopy (which, kinda ew, but also? Sort of adorable?) HERMIONE!

Sally-Anne, you are one bad-ass chica. Ron and Pansy and Sally-Anne's banter over fish forks and cheese had ME snorting!!

Oh, and Sirius. Siriusly. Down, boy.

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Okay, bear with me here because I just moved across the country and so I have not researched this post properly. But. I want to talk about the end of the term in-game and how it compares to the end of HPSS. (We may have listened to the audiobook of HPSS in the car. *g*)

First off, Ron's still involved in the chess match even though it's Harry, Draco and Hermione down there. Interesting that it's Draco who sacrifices himself as Ron did in the book - this sets Draco up as the heart, the role that Ron arguably fills in the original heart-mind-hand reading of the trio. (They could also be read as body-mind-soul - in both cases, Hermione's the mind. More on this immediately!)

Second, Hermione's able to use Draco's wand to defend Harry because "their turn of minds are similar enough that his wand worked perfectly well in her hand". Now Draco's being paralleled with canon-Hermione as the mind. Fanonically Draco is very intelligent; one AU even had him sorted into Ravenclaw, to his father's displeasure. Draco seems to be standing outside the canon trio rather than slotting into one of their roles - he's borrowing from them and creating his own element.

Third, in canon Harry makes it to the final confrontation on his own and is protected by his mother's love and sacrifice. In-game, it's Hermione's actions that protect Harry. I am only a sometime-H/Hr 'shipper and this is not an argument for romantic love between eleven-year-olds, but it does seem that Hermione acted out of her affection for Harry, saving him at great risk to herself. Hermione may be here paralleled with Lily-and-James, in that she both cares for Harry, placing herself in harm's way as Lily did, and actively fights for him as James did.

Finally, it's Hermione's parents that end up making the sacrifice. Just as we know that Harry's parents canonically died for him, McG tells Hermione that she "needed to remember that my parents were strong and they loved me and they would rather them than me." And although they are, as Hermione says, not dead. Just werewolfed it comes to something very much the same in this universe. In-game-Hermione and canon-Harry are connected here; in-game-Hermione and in-game-Harry are connected here as well, possibly, if Harry knows that his parents died protecting him before he was "adopted" by the LP.

Also, Percy telling off Sally-Anne strikes me as similar to McG's telling off of the trio in canon as they try to contact Dumbledore. And yet it's quite different in that Sally-Anne is seeking help during the climactic scenes rather than before and is not directly involved. That Percy's a prefect and not a professor seems to be a good in-game translation of the increased visibility and power of prefects, who did not seem as prominent in canon.

What do you all think? Are these specious parallels? Or ones worth following up on? How do you think the roles of the in-game characters shook out relative to canon?
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In her Order Only post Hermione only refers to Harry on a firstname basis - they seem to be getting quite familiar and he seems to be treating her well. I wonder if Hermione has the potential to be Harry's first real friend - for all the differences in their stations she's not afraid to say that she's "ever so much more advanced than he is" rather than deferring to him because of his relationship to the LP.

That Order Only post is also tagless, as is the Happy to be Mr Marvolo's Mudblood post before it. Is Hermione keeping a low profile, or expressing something in these posts for which there's no tag precedent? Here's the previous discussion of Hermione's tags, now a bit outdated.

Somewhere, I suspect that Harry/Hermione 'shippers are very happy about this. :)


Feb. 22nd, 2009 08:40 pm
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Oh, Hermione!

Poor thing, you can't blame her for being drawn out by such baiting. The Order has put her in such an impossible position, and then they jump in and tsk her when she is herself. Ouch, ouch, ouch! If only she'd been a Slytherin rather than a Gryffindor by nature, she'd have an easier time of it.
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There's some interesting subtle information showing up in Muggleborn journal use, I think - here's my research attempting to untangle it.

Dennis's Trees )

Unfortunately, I've not been able to suss out the pattern of Dennis's use. Thoughts?

Hermione's Runes )

Hermione's rune use patterns:
"Ansuz" (god? ash, oak?) (2 uses): Halloween? Not the LP - other posts mention him without this tag.

"Berkanan" (birch) (5 uses): Seems to be about work - the first is Hermione's introductory post in which she explains that she is an indentured worker, and the others mention her work on the Pretiosissimum Donum Dei.

"Ehwaz" (horse) (3 uses): All uses mention Crookshanks, which is interesting, since Hermione says Terry made her a tag for Crookshanks that says his name in runes. Does not occur on the most recent post, in which Crookshanks-as-Kneazle is mentioned.

"Gebo" (gift) (5 uses): Does what it says on the tin. Uses are on posts about gifts to Hermione.

"Hagalaz" (hail [precipitation]) (8 uses): Any connection I make between these posts is a real stretch. Don't know.

"Ingwaz" (Freyr, who "bestows peace and pleasure on mortals"?) (4 uses): Protection, maybe? Used on posts where Hermione has been protected/defended (mud in Percy's bed, fighting off the troll at Halloween), wants to protect someone else (asking Madam Pomfrey not to risk getting potions supplies), or asks for protection (asking McG to see if she can ward off Carrow's creepiness).

"Isaz" (ice) (3 uses): Possibly about the camps? Posts mention the camps and (in two cases) Hermione's parents.

"Jera" (year, harvest) (4 uses): Used on posts about the Pretiosissimum Donum Dei - PDD as "harvest," perhaps?

"Kaunan" (torch? thorn?) (5 uses): Hurts? - some references to the Carrows and their mistreatment of Terry, one reference to Hermione's need for bruise salve and one to falling asleep in the soapsuds after a cold night in the hall.

"Mannaz" (man, human) (6 uses): Students, in a neutral way, maybe? Used on posts about helping students and what it would be like to be a student. Not clear if similar posts are not tagged thusly.

"Naudiz" (need, hardship) (1 use): Used only on the most recent post about the Carrows' destruction of Terry's clothes in the Great Hall and the cruelty of students to Muggleborns. Hermione's one real venting post, I think.

"Othalan" (heritage, estate) (3 uses): Learning, probably - used on posts about learning runes, mixing potions, and learning magic secretly from Madam Pomfrey

"Perth" (mystery? chance, as associated with bad luck?) (6 uses): Terry, specifically his mistreatment?

"Raido" (ride, journey) 4 uses): Reading? Uses are on posts about books, both fixing and reading.

"Thurisaz" (giant? thorn?) (2 uses): Used on two most recent Order Only posts where Hermione is upset with Professor(s) Carrow, but not used on an earlier post which mentioned Madam Pomfrey's anger at Carrow's treatment of Terry, also under Order Only.

"Tiwaz" (Tyr, who lost his right arm to the wolf Fenrir) (4 uses): Uses are on posts that mention Lupin; not used on the Halloween post, which mentions Lupin being cross.

"Wunjo" (joy) (5 uses): Used on posts where Hermione is happy. :)


Sep. 21st, 2008 08:11 pm
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[identity profile] lapin-agile.livejournal.com
Hey, folks:

I just received a reply from [livejournal.com profile] alt_player (in this case, the player who plays Sirius), who wants us to know that Sirius really *did* Order Lock his birthday greeting to Hermione (though there was a player-slip in this case). I was afraid the rest of you might miss this important bit of official correction because I may be the only one who will have gotten email notice of the comment.

The discussion in question is here.
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Not sure if this is a legitimate comment or an opportunity for clarifying the alt_fen rules:

In the first version of Hermione's post this morning, she mentioned in detail the elaborate breakfast the House Elves made for her. But the current version has been edited to be more discreet about signs of kindness that might get the Elves -- or someone else -- into trouble.

Is this a case of the "15 minute rule," so that the edit should not be noticed or remarked upon? The indiscretion -- and her second thoughts -- say interesting things about Hermione's character and situation; but this sort of thing may not be legitimately in play for the watcher community. Guidance appreciated!


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