“Sex Characteristics, Gender, and the Differentiation of Species in Cnidora nidoranus and Cnidora secundus: A Paper”
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When we were younger, there were only
A hundred and fifty
Now they overflow our pockets.
Forgetful grandparents, absent fathers,
Send home money to your mother.
Give her a call. Stop in for a visit?
You should take a rest.
Drowsy tapirs and parasitic plants
rival tinyturtles and atrocious (useless) fish
for our time and attention.
Who could ask for anything more?
Least favorite book:
Least favorite movie:
I’m going to have to say Chamber of Secrets for both. I don’t hate either, but I have a sincerely hard time trying to watch the film. Branagh’s a rough choice for Lockhart, Dobby’s fairly intolerable, and just in general the style of the movie neither suits nor impresses me. The book would be better if she rewrote it today, without a doubt, for certain- it’s just one of those things that could be improved in hindsight. I”ll also be honest- the fact that it is so short in comparison to the others also doesn’t sit well with me. I’m not saying “Cut the Creeveys and plant an earlier cutemeet with Luna”, but… could it hurt? (See also: the Trace/inconsistency, etc.)
Least Favorite male character:
Under some consideration, this would definitively be Grawp. Outside of just grating on me to begin with (and the problems of logistics he brings significantly outweighing the personality or interactions he brings to the table), he also is known as one of the worst vandals on Wikipedia in the english[sic]language.
(also: How the hell did he stand a chance, much less BEAT the giants the Death Eaters brought? He’s a HALF-giant, and even if true-giants have only the most rudimentary of consciousnesses, Grawp’s limited sensibility would be unlikely to produce tactics outwitting their strict animal fervor.)
Favorite male character:
Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore was everything I could aspire to. A beautiful melange of ambition, intelligence, foresight, insight, understanding, compassion, genius and humanity, he provides inspiration and example for anyone looking to improve themselves and the world around them. If only I could be so brilliant- and if I only I made such use of the talents I have. Between dragon blood and the Order of the Phoenix, he’s undoubtedly an “explorer in comprehensive anticipatory design science”, like some of the greatest muggles of our day (Buckminster Fuller, Jonas Salk, et al.) I can think of no paragon quite so worthy of our inspection as our eternal Headmaster. (rabbi, much?)
my lion cub basks
between dull lamp and moon glow
king caged by my walls