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Made it through the lecture that was completely freaking me out, which is a welcome relief. The nice thing about giving the first lecture of a series is that you can get in on the ground floor and recycle the stuff you've been teaching in 101 classes for forever. *winz*


Friday night, [livejournal.com profile] smilie117 and [livejournal.com profile] danijo1 and Marc and I were driving home from seeing "Serenity" (which, by the by, my favorite Browncoat told me that night that he might be done with those, which is a little sad considering what I'm writing about here but there you are) and somehow we got to talking about the Potter book releases - oh, we we were talking about the HBP release, when Marc drove a van full of my beloved fandom folks ♥ home while we all read. And I was thinking about that ridiculous, giddy experience - the rush of getting the book; the happiness of being in my dark, quiet house with this new book and people I care about and reading late into the night; the weird breakfasts with everybody sitting around and slurping tea and making little noises when they get to an interesting part; the hurry hurry hurry of reading so we can get to the end and talk about it; the strange, holy quiet that falls over LJ, broken only by exclamations and the incoherent reports of people stumbling over the finish line.

I don't want to never have that again.

I don't need to have it every year (I don't think I'm quite recovered from last year's - it turned into quite an organizational thing for me and and it was great fun but, yeah, I could use another year to recover) but I could stand another few of those.

So. Anybody have a lead on a promising book fandom? Or am I wasting my time trying to recreate something so singular and unique and weird that it can never be captured or enjoyed again?


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