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This entry is basically pointless, but I seem to always be bitching and moaning about something... Here lately seems to be real life related, that I decided I should at least make one entry when everything is going well, that way when I run into the next "run of suck" I can come look back and realize things won't always suck.

Even a bit of funny - yes, I can laugh now. You know how I was bitching about the VCR/DVD combo that I bought and then had to return because it didn't work as I was told it would? HEHE!

Anyway, a friend of mine ended up finding and giving me a plain ol' VCR (I love my friends), but (and here's the funny) during this whole mess we decided to switch from cable to Dish - Dish is actually a couple bucks cheaper with three times as many channels. So now the old VCR won't work because the way it hooks up means that it will be forced to stay on one channel all the time - otherwise you won't be able to watch TV. So basically the old time VCR is a useless with DISH.

But the VCR/DVD combo that I took back would actually work perfectly and properly with DISH. Methinks I'm gonna end up buying the VCR/DVD combo again. I really do need a VCR - I've got too many VHS tapes to just forget a VCR completely. And while DISH comes with a DVR it would be nice to be able to record more than one thing at a time, at least sometimes. I mean with two people with mostly different tastes - trust me sometimes recording one program at a time just isn't enough.
WOW! Two entries in one day. I maybe should have skipped the positive one, but I felt I might need that one for a rainy day, so to speak. This one is just your basic "bitch, please."

As most of you know, unless you haven't been reading this journal recently - I've been on a major fanfic reading spree and there's one thing that has come up several times that always makes me grit my teeth.

That thing is - DUM DUM DUM!

The whole Muggles Rule theme. Back in the day that was one of the major reasons I stopped reading Harry/Hermione fanfic, not the only one, but one of the biggies. The funny thing is that the whole Muggles Rule theme does make a bit of sense in Harry/Hermione. Obviously Hermione raised in the Muggle world would have a far better view of them than even Harry, who was also raised in the Muggle world, but has far less positive experience with that. So, Harry getting together with Hermione would probably be influenced into thinking Muggles certainly didn't suck, but more than that she could help him see the good in Muggles and their world, because she actually knows and understands them. I just don't like it, because it has always seemed clear to me that canon!Harry would leave the Muggle world and never look back just as soon as he possibly could.

But now that concept has started to creep out of Harry/Hermione fanfics and into other fics. It doesn't work! In slash most of the popular pairings (Harry/Draco, Harry/Lucius, Harry/Snape) you have characters that have NO LOVE for Muggles, they certainly aren't going to try and make Harry see them in a good light. No, I personally think they'd be prone to take Harry's family as an example of why Muggles should be (if not wiped out) at the very least contained.

Doesn't work for Harry/Ron or other Harry/Het either!Collapse )