May 30th, 2006


Jumping into Harry Potter Meta

Oh, I suppose I should precede this with “I have a bad feeling about this.” I'm a little frightened since it seems that so much in HP meta gets so heated. On the other hand, a lot of the topics seem very interesting. I'm not in HP fandom. I'm a fan in the sense that I love the books but I don't belong to any of the HP communities and I have read very little of the fanfic, so I mostly don't know what I'm talking about, not that that has ever stopped me before.

I started by writing a comment on an entry in another journal, only it got too long for that. I won’t mention where I was trying to comment because it was f-locked, but it probably doesn’t matter. The topic was one that I’ve been reading a lot about lately in a few places: the controversy over “Is Ginny a slut?” It must be a pretty actively discussed question, since without being in any HP communities or reading any HP fanfic I keep hearing about it. I was surprised by it the first time I heard it, and now I’m mostly dismayed.
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