Brilliant! Hedwig showing up with the battered cage? Genius! Well done! I'm really enjoying your story. You're "getting" Cuaron for many of the things I've grumbled about over the years. I love the film but the things he changed (SuperHermione, Dumbledore's robes, wasting time killing bluebirds? Etc., etc., etc.!) were just astounding, as were the Mexican elements he threw in (the eagle and snake around the fountain, the Day of the Dead sweets in Honeyduke's, etc.)
I'm looking forward to reading the rest of your story!
[This is a true story. The characters names have been changed to protect the innocent.]
Once upon a time an obsessed HP fanfic reader travelled to a far away land to visit another obsessed HP fanfic reader – an exotic land, an immense teeming metropolis, full of amazing sights and cultural wonders. Did these two obsessed PS fanfic readers explore the wondrous city, learn the language, sample the food and see the sights? No . They sat on the bed for hours , days in fact, laptop in front of them, and read aloud Hermione Sue and the Prisoner of A. Cuaron until their sides burst with hysterics and their neighbours looked at them funny and the tourist police arrested them for ignoring their country.
This truly is a fic worth travelling half-way round the world for. Literally.
OMG! This is seriously one of the most hilarious things I've ever read! And it's all so completely true!
I'm going to read the rest but I just wanted to say that this line had made my day: <I> Lacking the ability to show any further emotion convincingly, he quickly whipped out his invisibility cloak and hid beneath it</I>
I loved this story! It was hilarious. And I even got to read it during class. For our street theatre project in Drama we have to reasearch a character and perform 5 quotes and of course i chose the almighty Hermione. Although, this didn't help a bit it was still related to hermione so it passed as actually doing work. Thanks!
I suppose this is what Cuaron gets for trying to make a movie rather than a scene-by-scene that correlates perfectly with the chapters of JKR's books. Don't get me wrong, I was incredibly disappointed about the fact that the Quidditch Cup made no appearance in the film. Nevertheless, we should try to appreciate different takes on the books. After all, we are the ones who write and read oftentimes non-cannon fanfic, including "deleted scenes" from the books.
Trystym&Delylah Wednesday 13th April 2005 07:27
1: Part One (Author Response)
I don't feel the need to justify writing a parody, but I thought I would at least explain where we're coming from.
This story was started on a long drive home (about 6 hours) 2 days
after we saw the movie last summer. We were both disappointed when we
walked out of the theater. And on that drive home...we talked
about the movie. At some point, we started poking fun of it...and
then we started to write down what we were saying. It sort of
took on a life of its own, and we hammered out the first three chapters
in about two weeks. Then we dropped it...life got in the way, we're
both working on other stories, etc.
We picked this story back up as a way to deal with our writer's block
on other stories and to get back into writing in the HP fandom. And,
quite frankly, we both have a BIG problem with the way SupHermione was
portrayed in the movie. I personally have overcome all but the largest
objections I have about the movie (and I enjoy watching most of it now
on DVD), but the Mary-Sueness of Hermione is...unforgivable. I realize
that's more Kloves's fault than Cuaron's, and Kloves will be falling
under the hammer in this story too...but Cuaron's name fit better in
the title (Azkaban....A.Cuaron...it's not an exact match, but it's
closer than S. Kloves).
Lighten up--it's just a parody! It's for entertainment purposes only.
No bluebirds were harmed during the writing of this fic. :-)
This, nmy friend, is offcially the BEST Parody I have ever read. No, wait, I;m lying, the best non - songfic parody I have ever read. Can't forget Delani now can I? lol Anyways. This had me rolling on the floor- I swear to you, I would pay to watch this side of the film! Adn I love how you made it all focus on Hermione- that's a highlite of this! But you forgot one important funny that happenned during the movie- the way Lupin (pathetically) defeated the dementor. (Him waking up out of nowhere) But that's okay, I can't say it's that important.
I laughed the entire time I was reading this spoof. You've done a commendable job reworking the original text/script with the assides about Hermione's screen-time and, my favorite, the cracks about Harry's "wand". I look forward to chuckling my way through your next chapter. Please post again soon.
OMG! This is hilarious. My kids just watched PoA this morning and I was forced to endure it again. This just picks up on all my irritation, lol. What a hoot. I felt like Jan Brady the first time I saw it because I just kept thinking, "Hermione, Hermione, Hermione!" It really gave me quite an irrational dislike of the girl!