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So, first of all, two questions and some other discussion for anyone who's seen the film:

Did you notice about Graves being SOOO interested in why Dumbledore was fond of Newt? Gosh, I didn't even think about it til I saw the film the second time knowing Graves was Grindelwald, and then it gave me shivers, how much that question obviously meant to him. I thought that was really cool and clever, and they even showed it in the trailer, and we had NO IDEA. O_O I love that.

I borrowed the script from the library specifically to check on what Grindelwald said to Newt at the end, because it was incomprehensible! Apparently it was: "Will we die, just a little?" WTF does THAT mean? I read a theory that suggested Grindelwald and Newt have ~history, and that does make sense, really, because he addresses this directly to Newt, and this line of dialogue is so inexplicable at the moment, but maybe it means something to Newt? Any ideas on this?

Then, I read the Credence/Graves scene that those of us sick enough to be into twisted grooming really enjoyed, and I think it's actually MORE homo-erotic in the script:

"GRAVES gently, almost seductively, moves his thumb across the cuts, healing them instantly. CREDENCE stares...

GRAVES seems to make a decision. He puts on an earnest, trustworthy expression as, from his pocket, he produces a chain bearing the symbol of the Deathly Hallows.

GRAVES: I want you to have this, Credence. I would trust very few with it -

GRAVES moves close, placing the chain around CREDENCE's neck as he whispers.

GRAVES: Very few.

GRAVES places his hands on either side of CREDENCE's neck, drawing him in, his speech quiet, intimate.

GRAVES: ...but you - you're different.

CREDENCE is unsure, both nervous of and attracted by GRAVE's behaviour...

GRAVES moves even closer to CREDENCE, his face inches from the boy's neck - the effect is both alluring and threatening - as he whispers.

GRAVES: Do this and you will be honoured among wizards. For ever.

GRAVES pulls CREDENCE into a hug which, with his hand on CREDENCE's neck, seems more controlling than affectionate. CREDENCE, overwhelmed by the seeming affection, closes his eyes and relaxes slightly."

OMG, and YES PLEASE. ♥


And some spoilers about the rest of the series, for people who don't mind discussing that:

NO MORE GRAVES! I am really quite mopingly unhappy about this. WOE and bugger, bugger, bugger. This info came from David Heyman in the interview here: Snitchseeker interview . And the Credence/Graves ship is doomed before it properly began *waiiiiillll*

(my son J says this is how most people feel about Sirius dying in HP and it serves me right. !!!)

CREDENCE LIVES: The script has a little description of his apparent death which shows AHA he's not gone...

As Newt follows Madam Picquery’s gaze, he sees a tendril of black matter, a small part of the Obscurus, floating down through the roof. Unnoticed by anyone else, it eventually floats up and away, trying to reconnect with its host.

And apparently A deleted scene showed him boarding a boat at the end of the film. This is great news, but I cannot be truly content without the prospect of more Graves/Credence alleyway angst.

And apparently, we can expect a fadeout of Newt, Tina, Queenie and Jacob as main characters, to be replaced by Grindelwald, Credence and Dumbledore. I thought the first film was pretty dark and depressing on the whole, and it seems the tone of the series will if anything get darker? I'm not sure how I feel about this, but if Credence is involved, it can't be all bad. :DD

And finally: still no news about the casting of Dumbledore... what do you think? Any hopes or fears?


I'd love to hear your thoughts. ♥
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The amazing [livejournal.com profile] dannyfranx has sent me a curlew pin badge! Her job is doing wonderful clever things to help birds and she managed to get her hands on this for me, and I love it. It's extra amazing because I have bought several of the RSPB's pin badges myself featuring shore birds, but I could never find a curlew one despite searching both in RL and on the internet. There didn't seem to BE one, so this is an extra-special surprise and has made me a very flappy bird indeed.





It is also particularly lovely getting post from danny because she decorates the envelopes so beautifully, it makes it seem quite magical. ♥

The other thing I got sent today was this marvel, and I must say ABOUT TIME TOO, because nobody had sent me any Justin Trudeau links for WEEKS.



I don't know if the embeddy thing works, if not, here is Trudy rating memes and tweets about himself. He gets a bit stern at one point, heh.

And lastly, the people at Three Patch Podcast are conducting a survey on Fandom and Sexuality, and it closes TODAY. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] gracerene for promoting it, because I hadn't seen this was happening at all, and it seems like a really worthwhile and interesting study, so please do take part if you have 30 mins to spare.

I hope everyone is having a good day?
birdsofshore: (flapping)
WAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

I have no time to compose anything coherent, but I NEED to splurge feels in your general direction.

SPOILERS and flailing )
birdsofshore: (curlew)
huff winners


birds banner

Let's celebrate the marvels of Hufflepuff. Come along, team Puff: [livejournal.com profile] capitu and [livejournal.com profile] traintracks! [livejournal.com profile] p_for_polkadots, and [livejournal.com profile] starduchess too, who I don't think I have had the pleasure of meeting yet. I hope you come and join us.

But the party is not just for Hufflepuffs. It's for everybody. Bring a badger, bottle,  gif, wear something yellow and enjoy the bristly, snouty experience of having a badger glomp you.

Featuring our guest of honour, the Hufflepuff team mascot, and launcher of a thousand gifs, DanRad:

GIFs, not quite SFW )
birdsofshore: (curlew)
I was just wondering... I noticed there are quite a few of us now who are keen on KYD, ([livejournal.com profile] capitu, [livejournal.com profile] traintracks, [livejournal.com profile] raitala... who else?) and thought perhaps we could have a little prompt-and-fill comment fest sometime? But, I wasn't sure if there were enough people to get it going.


[Poll #1967188][Poll #1967188]

Why not look at some gifs while you mull it over? ;-)



I'm frankly obsessed with these ones of Lucien smirking at Allen's 'prowess' in the library:






If nobody wants to play comment fests, then I'll just sit and watch it another 15 or 16 thousand times.

And for DanRad-lovers, Dan reacts to the unbetaed work in the comment fest:



Plus, we could have RPS? It practically writes itself...




WHAT DO YOU THINK? VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE ♥
birdsofshore: (curlew)
Award thing )

Love thing )

AO3 thing )

Pretty thing )

Owl thing )
And that really is it for now. I hope everyone is having a good weekend?
birdsofshore: (curlew)
But first....

~~ Further to the discussions about concrit etc etc (don't worry, I have absolutely zero desire to stir it all up again) I need to tell you I made some changes to my rec post for [livejournal.com profile] megyal's gorgeous fic Truffles, Noble Lord of the Sky, and added an email that megyal sent me and asked to have included. It's here: http://birdsofshore.livejournal.com/49092.html

~~ Furthermore, [livejournal.com profile] megyal, who is spoiling us this month, has written a gem of a story for my choice of trope: "forced bed sharing." O, forced bedsharing, how do I love thee? This fic is full of her usual poetry and magic, and at under 2k, it's a delicious treat. I read it twice and some of the lines made me stop and read them again and again because they are just so rich and fine.

when we're done sleeping (we'll stay busy dreaming)

click for links and nonse )
birdsofshore: (curlew)
Yes it's the Bello magazine shoot. I'm just going to leave this here and sit and stare at it all day. Eating and washing is unnecessary. Sleep? What's that?

OMG suit hair eyes throat fingers mouth aaaaaaaaarghhhhhh )

I'm looking into having my retinas surgically altered so it just plays on there the whole time.

How someone touching their own neck can be this....

asdfghjkl;lkjhgfdsdfghjkl;

I have no idea.

I actually want to have a long and deep discussion about every minute aspect of this. Someone help me.

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