I’ll probably change my mind tomorrow (after I’ve had some sleep and… perhaps… when my chest is hurting less), but here is my initial response to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in all of its non-spoiler glory: what? Readers will know what I mean when I say “when Harry and co. headed in for the climactic part…” Well, from that point onward, I thought the book rather fell apart. After a long, very interesting buildup, the story suddenly became uninteresting, chaotic, formulaic, and tedious — using all those words in their mildest sense, of course, as even uninteresting, chaotic, formulaic, and tedious J.K. Rowling is interesting, coherent, original, and gripping. However, the much-speculated-upon death left me completely unmoved, the similarly highly-discussed mysterious revelation unsurprised. Don’t think I’m trying to pan it… overall I enjoyed the book very much, am still quite enchanted with the series, and am looking forward to the next one most avidly. However, certain aspects left me disappointed; I can’t go into more detail without giving massive spoilers, of course… and as I just read the entire thing at one sitting and it’s now 6:30 AM (shimatta, I haven’t eaten in, like, two days, either), I don’t really feel like typing it out. *stumbles off to bed*
A hospital week and a Disney+ day
Some drawings and some Disney properties
In which I draw some horror movie figures, chatter (yes, more) about the Conjuring universe, and give some love to my Little Animals
Rurouni Kenshin/Gundam Wing fanfiction by kuroiyousei: What do two dwarves (one going through sexual maturation and the other seemingly without a personality), a liberated human dairymaid, and an orc with a talking sword have in common? They’ve all, more or less, been Cursed by the monarchs of Faeryland. Can they break their Curses and retrieve what was lost? Are they in for valuable lessons about friendship and magic? Will they all get married in the end? Find out in this totally serious epic fantasy adventure!
How might things have gone if Saitou, rather than Kenshin, had beaten some sense into kenkaya Zanza and become his guiding force? Part 1 in progress: The revolution in Zanza’s life leads him to join with government spies Saitou and Tokio to try to bring down the yakuza controlled by a corrupt politician. A tale of self-examination, love triangles, hidden feelings, intrigue, and death.