July 17th, 2005


The end of the beginning

Finally finished Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince early this morning; between that and tweaking starship designs for Blood Red Skies I was up until 5 AM. Groan. Anyway, no spoilers here, so move along if that's what you're looking for.

I'm pretty happy with the book, when all is said and done; have to smile when I think of all the disappointed Remus/Sirius 'shippers in HP fandom who want to burn a certain female character in effigy for messing up their sweet sweet subtext. As for me, I figure Dame Jo knows what she's about, having written six more best-selling novels than all the slash fans out there...but I admit, it is fun to play with somebody else's characters now and again.

As I was up late reading and listening to metal (Chapters 27 & 28 go really great with Strapping Young Lad, Metal Church, and Cannibal Corpse) I called in to the biggest waste of time on radio to request Jewdriver, since they were complaining about callers requesting stuff they hadn't brought down to the studio and I thought I'd add to the fun. Happily, the fellow on the phone had never heard of Jewdriver, so I got to expand his mind and let him in on the joke. Hee!

Today it's all about the laundry, watching stuff wrap up on eBay, dropping off the display at the storage locker, and maybe getting some writing done. We'll see.