This is not the post I intended-- the ones I did intend will roll off the fingers/keyboard tomorrow, most likely, catching up on #screenshotaday, Year of the Horse, and others, but this caught my eye tonight: 'JK Rowling says Hermione should have married Harry, not Ron.' The article reminded me of a conversation I had with on my of player friends from the beginning, a very intelligent gentleman who loved books and understood the nuances of fan fiction and RP. Rowling's regret is founded, however, because the player felt so strongly about Harry and Hermione, it stuck in my mind. But as someone else brilliantly explained to me, Harry had to become a Weasley: since it couldn't be by blood it had to be by marriage (to
So--what does this have to do with Azeroth? Two things, I suppose. There is the open adoration I would show you: I hold dear the player friends who have influenced me, made me think, helped me, and been my friends in a space where others don't exist. We have a shorthand communication that doesn't need explaining. If I could do a /slash hold hand, or pick up and hug tightly, and you all could feel it, I would. The limitations on expression obstruct my intentions. Also, unlike JK Rowling's limitations on only 'one' in the end, our characters have their own narratives and interactions. Perhaps this is why we keep coming back, even if we don't admit it. We get to rewrite the ending, erase, edit, start over.
Till tomorrow: sweet dreams
Azeroth is held safe and peaceful...