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Subject: Re: It works!


Author:
Liz
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Date Posted: Sun, May 23 2004, 3:43:25 GMT
In reply to: Jamie O'Neill 's message, "Re: It works!" on Sat, May 22 2004, 21:26:31 GMT

Dear Jamie,

I resent the slanderous implications that my mind is always on slash. I wasn't the first to mention the word. I'd like that noted on the record, in case anybody's planning on using the online equivalent of a Quick-Quotes Quill.

I really like GoF, I think it's my second favorite HP book. It got deeper into the story, and introduced more dynamic between all the characters, which I always like. You're absolutely right - she did such a wonderful job about showing the horrific experience of a fight with a best friend, and the passing of time and dreading the coming of the next day. That's the biggest reason why I love it - her characters seem so real to me in this one, and so familiar. The Yule Ball - what a typical teenage experience, awkward and disappointing.

>There are
>still some wonderful howlers: my favourite is when
>Harry "pulled off his pyjamas, slippers and
>dressing-gown" -- are we really to believe young
>wizards wear their dressing-gowns inside their
>pyjamas?

Haha, yes, I never noticed that one. That *is* odd. Maybe Harry was upset and didn't know what he was doing? Though, I think Ron pulling the arm off the toy Viktor Krum makes up for it.

(Oh! One thing that irritates me a is Hermione saying it's cold where Viktor comes from. If he's really from Bulgaria, then it isn't that cold. It's more or less in the South of Eastern Europe. But that's another one of those things I've learned to disregard in order to enjoy the bigger picture.)

> Here we discuss large literary affairs.

This reminds me - have I told you that a graduate student at my university wrote a thesis a couple of years ago on modern Irish literature and included discussion on 'At Swim, Two Boys'? It just occured to me that I might be able to find it in the library sometime. I'll try to do that next time I have the chance (in...August?) and see what he had to say. It just made me happy that somebody did that.

And on a semi-related note, I was reading Quentin Crisp sometime ago, his autobiography, and his descriptions of Piccadilly Circus and its 'queens' and rent boys put me in mind of MacEmm. Which, you know, is always a very good thing. Have you read it?

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[> [> Subject: P.S., re: the mustache


Author:
Liz
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Date Posted: Sun, May 23 2004, 3:50:26 GMT

I fully support the boycott (even though I know my own curiosity will get the better of me), but every fibre of my being protests your growing a mustache/moustache. That's just so wrong. Like I said earlier - they're supposed to be gotten rid off, not grown! Like MacEmm. I really did cheer when he shaved his off.

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[> [> [> Subject: Re: P.S., re: the mustache


Author:
Liz.. the other one.
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Date Posted: Sun, May 23 2004, 4:15:21 GMT

Liz! I can't believe you are already pestering the man! And about HP of all things! Baaad Liz.

Since you (and Tori, where is she?) are the one that got me to read At Swim, I had to hop in and say hello. The book is unbelievable. Seeing the place where it takes place made it even more real for me. Sending pictures of it to Liz so she can long to visit again was even better. ;)

About the mustache- I feel we must get over it and move on. And send him razors.

~The Other Liz

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Author:
Jamie O'Neill
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Date Posted: Wed, May 26 2004, 19:52:59 GMT

Hi Other Liz. You have pictures of Sandycove? Did you put them online at all? (If you're the Other Liz, does that mean you're the Other Woman in Mr Weasley's life?)

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[> [> [> Subject: Re: P.S., re: the mustache


Author:
Vonnie
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Date Posted: Sun, May 23 2004, 8:30:16 GMT

> but every fibre
>of my being protests your growing a
>mustache/moustache. That's just so wrong. Like I
>said earlier - they're supposed to be gotten rid off,
>not grown!

Frightening thing happened to me Lizly...The other day this guy at work who looks vaguely David-Thewliss-y came in sporting a lip-wig and I liked it! Gah! Because it made him look more Remus-y. I'm a frightening person sometimes. I really think that it must be banned forever befome something as scary as that happens to me again.

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[> [> [> Subject: Re: P.S., re: the mustache


Author:
Horatio
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Date Posted: Sun, May 23 2004, 15:50:38 GMT

> I really did cheer when he shaved his off.


Some of us happened to like MacEmm's mustache, Liz. Some of us were quite sad when he shaved it off. I'm not sure what I'm proving here; just that I have a thing for mustaches.

Beards, on the other hand...

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[> [> [> Subject: Re: P.S., re: the mustache


Author:
Jamie O'Neill
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Date Posted: Wed, May 26 2004, 19:48:28 GMT

I like that idea that a moustache is something you get rid of, not something you grow. It's like here we say of County Leitrim (and, for all I know, you say of Kentucky): it's somewhere you come from, not somewhere you go.

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[> [> [> [> Subject: Re: P.S., re: the mustache


Author:
Liz
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Date Posted: Thu, May 27 2004, 1:19:45 GMT

Hehe, exactly! I think that about my hometown (not the one in Russia, but where we lived for 8 years afterwards). Can't imagine going there, but being from there is normal enough...

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