Honey and Clover is breaking me. At first I wanted to write some fun little bits of fic for it, but I think I've gone past that point. All I can do now is watch the show and feel the pain. But such a delicate and subtle pain.
A couple of people were after Inui's album so I've re-upped it to YSI. Fanservice and smex, oh yes.
I finished my second read-through of HBP. When I started, I had an idea for some fic but after I was done, I realised it would never fit into the book. The scope is narrowing so much for the main characters now. And so is the focus. I feel like the books started out with only a few characters really present in the story: Harry, Hermione, Ron, Snape, Hagrid, Draco. As the books went on, the focus widened and more characters got their day in the sun. And now things are moving back down again, to more or less the same group of characters. Good for the plot, I think, but bad for the fic.
The Boy and I have been watching S1 of Dead Like Me. At first we were underwhelmed. The pilot and the first couple of eps seemed to miss their mark. But then it got so, so good. I think we've only watched 6 or 7 eps so far. For favourite characters, I waffle between Reggie and Delores. The relationship between Joy and Reggie is the best thing about the show, but Delores rules the universe with her coolness, so it's tough call.
I am thinking out some MomoKai fic at the moment. I'm trying to do it from Kaidoh's POV, which is unusual for me and MomoKai. And harder. Momoshiro is a dream to write, the best POV character I've ever found, I think, in my long years of fic-writing. Kaidoh is so much more difficult. And I think he dislikes me. Back in May, I was going to write something for his birthday and we had this coversation:
Hal: So, what would you like for your birthday? Inui? Momo? Kamio? Mizuki? Tomoka?
Kaidoh: Why don't you leave me the hell alone for once?
Hal: Oooooookay. *backs away slowly*
How do you make a fictional character like you?
I will be out of town for a few days, but since I'll probably be online while I'm gone, you won't be able to tell the difference, I'm sure. I've spent the evening ritually charging all my electronics in preparation for the trip.
And now I must iron. This is somebody's fault.