Joie (hymnia) wrote,

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A list, Transfiguration, and Salem

I’ve had a bunch of things running around in my head lately, and I keep thinking, “I should write an LJ post about that.” And then I don’t get around to it. *sigh* I’m lazy. Among the things I haven’t been disciplined enough to sit down and write about:

-Some memories about life at Stetson—“Midnight Worship” and related things
-Some theological ramblings—joy/suffering/hope

-Politics—some issues that are important to me and why I’m *head desk* about the upcoming presidential election. Oh yeah, and a recommendation of this website, but I guess I can go ahead and do that. ;)
-Evolution, Neo-Darwinism, Creationism, Panspermia, and ID Theory
-Some of my college essays, as mentioned in a previous post

General HP issues:
-Why I love Ron Weasley (an expansion of a post I made at FAP)
-Come to think of it, a post about why I love Hermione wouldn’t be a bad idea, either.
-OWL results/career paths

HP ships:
-Partnership between R/Hr (including some thoughts about House Elves); this would be the answer to Penny’s essay that I’ve mentioned wanting to write before
-Ron/Luna and other obstacles to R/Hr
-Why R/Hr and H/G don’t work as red herrings (this is an essay I’ve already written part of, but haven’t finished yet)
-Colin and Cho as character foils to Ginny (highlighting her as a better “fan” and better potential LI for Harry)
-Evidence for Neville/Luna

Someday I will write about at least some of these things, I’m sure. But…not tonight.

However, I will go ahead and point out an interesting little tidbit I noticed while listening to GoF the other day.

"Of course, the ideal solution would be for you to Transfigure yourself into a submarine or something," Hermione said. "If only we’d done human Transfiguration already! But I don’t think we start that until sixth year, and it can go badly wrong if you don’t know what you’re doing…"

-GoF Ch. 26, p. 482 US Ed.

So, it looks like the Dream Team will be studying human Transfig in HBP (assuming they all take NEWT-level Transfig, which I think they will). I wonder if it will play much of a part in the plot of HBP? I would be kind of surprised if it didn’t; I’m convinced that Transfiguration is quite important in the series, partly because it’s already come into play a good bit, partly because it was the subject AD taught, and partly because it has a lot of symbolic potential. Hmm…could it be involved in the VDC? I seem to recall John Granger mentioning something about the possibility of Transfig playing a role in LV’s downfall…

Oh! And guess what else? The Nimbus 2003 CD arrived at my parents’ house in Orlando. Apparently, whatever promotional material is on it about the next convention in Salem has my parents thinking that they want to go. Yay! I know several of us who were at wahleecon had mentioned the possibility of meeting up at the Salem convention, and I was sort of hoping at least some of us would be able to actually follow through on that. My parents knew about this possibility, too, and it seems they were a bit concerned that I wouldn’t want them tagging along. *snerk* They’re so funny. I love my parents, and I don’t think I’ve had any friends that I cared about for very long at all who didn’t like them. They’re really pretty cool. So…it looks like chances are pretty good of me being at Salem for the convention, with two fifty-something “casual readers” in tow. I hope that some many of you will come and join us. :D

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