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Kiwi Crocus
04 September 2012 @ 07:31 pm
This is my first time air-drying my hair down/free (instead of back in a plait or pony-plait) in ages. It's strange but I'm enjoying it. My hair goes swish-swish-swish! Does make it a bit frizzier, alas, but the length seems to have weighed down some of the frizz factor.

Anyhoo, trying not to have the attention span of a cat...

I'm re-reading the first Harry Potter to go along with Pottermore. (I have implemented a new rule: for every episode of television I watch, I have to read a chapter/five pages/ten pages of a book [depending on the book]. I'm hoping this will increase my reading again, since I love both books and television but tend to get swept up in one at a time and ignore the other.)

I am reading Harry Potter gender-swapped.

I have a number of trans friends and try to be aware of gendered language in general, so it's been no big deal to flip pronouns, nouns, and some names as I'm reading. It's fascinating, actually! (I have Winifred and Georgette Weasley, Ronelda Weasley, Harriet 'Harry' Potter, Uncle Pat, Aunt Verna...) It's great fun to see all that's happening in the witching world! (Now the majority of the characters we see are female. Except for dear Hermon Granger, of course.)

Seeing the interaction between Dumbledore and McGonagall at the beginning with their genders switched is quite interesting indeed. And oh, we have a female Prime Minister now, too!

Anyway, it's been quite a ball. I also have a wand on Pottermore now.

What I wrote as I was getting and after I got my wand.Collapse )