trude: (lionel)
Can't remember where I found this.

Pick 10 characters from as many fandoms as you wish.
Answer 16 questions. Drabble responses are very welcome, too.

My characters

1. Tara Maclay (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
2. Lionel Luthor (Smallville)
3. Gollum (Lord of the Rings)
4. Nymphadora Tonks (Harry Potter)
5. Jo March (Little Women
6. Jane Roland (Temeraire)
7. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
8. Donna Noble (Doctor Who)
9. Will Russel (Flambards)
10. Sirius Black (Harry Potter)

The questions: )


Jun. 11th, 2008 08:25 am
trude: (poa)
Just read JKR:s 800-word James & Sirius-story (published on-line by Waterstones, so you don't have to feel guilty about reading). It's cute, it's extremely unlikely to destroy anyones fanon, and Sirius is still hot! (Yes, she took time to mention that.)
Some other fun stuff on the site, some literally unreadable.

ETA: In unrelated news the first chapter of Naomi Novik's Victory of Eagles is published on the Temeraire website. Lovely beginning, with Temeraires POV and a new character I already sort of love.
trude: (milly-molly-mandy)
I just finished Robin Hobb's Assasin's Quest. It must be...nine years since I started the series. Sort of feel like reading the follow-up trilogy. Maybe in a year or so...

Spoilery impressions )

Much as I liked it, I'm starting to feel a bit fed up with different-world fantasies always having faux-medieval or faux-antiquity settings. Can't magic be incorporated in later time-periods? I've come across quite a few novels which are set in "19th century-England/modern day USA but with magic", but no wholly created worlds.

Speaking about 19th century England (ahem), I've also read Naomi Novik's Throne of Jade. I recently read that Neil Gaiman has described Stardust as the literary equivalent of ice-cream - no grand point or value in it, but you feel better while/after consuming it - and I feel that way about Novik's books, too. Sometimes I get frustrated because she makes cookie-dough ice-cream while I prefer strawberry, but that's hardly her fault.

Spoilery impressions again )

I bought Black Powder War, together with a huge pile of books to give away for Christmas. I wish my family would be content to only get books from me. (They mostly are, always.) Book-shopping is so funny - there is so much to chose from, and they're easy to wrap - shopping other stuff just makes me tired and cranky.


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