Despite warnings of painful cortizone shots and sugery if I don't follow my doctor's orders about using my arm too much, here I am. ^^;;;;
Last night, I told my mom about fanfiction. This included the definition of as well as revealing that I participate in it, etc etc.
Up until this point, all she knew that I wrote were original stories. Of course, she wanted to know which fandoms I participated in, and though she loves Gundam Wing, she was unconcerned with it. Harry Potter, however...
Well, she grilled me for information about the books, what's to happen in the seventh book, what is and isn't included in the Order of the Phoenix movie, and tried to get out of me what I write specifically about in HP. I refused to tell her, but only because she's only read through the eighth chapter of HBP; I can't tell her about R/T!! O.O That would ruin it! ^^ I do know that she won't like it; she'll be all, "Okayyyyy.... That was random." <.< At which point, I'll crack out OOtP and say, "No, it's not! Look!! There are clues!! =D" And she'll guess that R/T is what I'm into as far as fanfiction goes. ^^;;
This all began because she wanted to watch a movie together which I insisted was boring and suggested reading HBP together instead. After much debate on her end, we did read, each with our copies of HBP - her's hard cover and mine paperback, - and I found out that once I can get past my jaw hurting from talking a lot as in reading or speach-making, I read aloud rather well. - Reading aloud is something I've been meaning to practice on, seeing as how I want to be an English teacher and should be adept at doing so. TMJ has always been a curse, but.... >.> Well, how aggitating that it's not something I can actually fix or work on. =/
ANYway, I made quite a few discoveries in my third re-reading of HBP - or in which chapters I read last night. The main two are these:
First, a re-re-discovered interlude between Remus and Tonks at least partially viewed by Hermione:
From HBP Ch. 5 An Excess of Phlegm, pg 95 American Paperback
"That's not the point," said Hermione. "She thinks it was her fault he died!"
"How does she work that one out?" asked Harry, in spite of himself.
"Well, she was fighting Bellatrix Lestrange, wasn't she? I think she feels that if only she had finished her off, Bellatrix couldn't have killed Sirius."
"That's stupid," said Ron.
"It's survivor's guilt," said Hermione. "I know Lupin's tried to talk her round, but she's still really down. She's actually having trouble with her Metamorphosing!"
This excites me greatly though regrettably spawns plot bunnies. O_o;; I've no more time for extra plot bunnies; my hands are full! :( Ahh well... something to think about. ^^
And secondly, a mistake between the hardcover and paperback copies! O.O
From HBP Ch. 5 An Excess of Phlegm, pg 103 American Paperback
"Oh, come off it," said Ron, striding over to her and whipping her results out of her hand. "Yep -- nine 'Oustandings' and one 'Exceeds Expectations' at Defense Against the Dark Arts."
Now when I re-read HBP the first time, I was confused about Hermione's OWLs; I'd remembered her having eleven, not ten, but I'd relented to what the page said there. If I'm not mistaken, Hermione's OWL scores are re-mentioned sometime later on - Ron or someone pointing out just how many she had - but I don't remember if the paperback said 10 or 11 there.
Anyway, the hardback edition, which is the one I read the first time around, has written in the same paragraph "...ten 'Oustandings' and one 'Exceeds Expectations'..." It was pointed out to me by my mom; I was in the midst of reading, and she said, "Ten," to which I replied, "Nine." She said again, "Ten," and thus we compared.
O.o I know that the printing is different for the copies, page and text sizes taken into account, but I didn't think they changed anything in the text. Is anyone else as curious as I am about finding out how that happened or why?? And further, if there are any more typos??
And could I have simply gone to the HP Lexicon to find out the information?
Well, moving out of HP and into more discoveries, today I am getting the x-rays of my lower back and hips. I was supposed to get them yesterday, but...for some reason we never left the house??? Such things severely annoy me, and not at all because I'm the one getting x-rayed. But yeah. That's today. Yay! I'm finally going to find out what's wrong with me. - Or maybe more of what's not wrong with me... O.o Depends on what the pics reveal. Which I'm hoping that it's something visible on those x-rays because if it's not.... Well, back to the drawing board.
ETA: Oh, and by the way.... I finished Chapter 6. I've quite a lot to type up, not just contained to Gaither Tech, but I will work on getting it posted asap, I promise. ;)