Cepl’s Introduction to fem!Harrys

Mon 16 March 2020

(my comments on “LF Fics to introduce me to fem!Harry by u/frostking104” Reddit thread)

There are two types of fem!Harry stories:

  1. Where Harry (with different name, of course) is naturally a girl, always was and always will be. Usually, I guess, the motivation is that the author is a woman and she feels uncomfortable writing from the male point of view (I know something about that, somehow, without me wanting it, most of my stories have a female protagonist, and it is really hard). For some of them the difference in result is minimal (I like The Videus Charm by OfPensandSwords as an example), for some of them it leads to completely different stories. I like Victoria Potter by Taure and I really liked the very good setup of The odds were never in my favour by Antony444, but it turns kind of weird in the second year and later with the hidden cabala running the world and similar crap. Also, for very different story Tea Cures All Ills by delizabethl22.
  2. Gender-bender stories, where Harry was originally our Harry from the books, but then something weird happened and he turned to a girl (or he was born as a girl and then his sex was magically hidden and now he/she turns back into his natural state). There are many wrong reasons why somebody could write such story. First of all, and I am afraid it applies to most of them, the author wanted to write a lemon and femslash was more juicy for (I guess, usually) him. One unashamedly so is IMHO 11396276 and I will leave it at that. The second is that they are Snape/Draco fans and they didn’t want to write a slash story, so they turned Harry into a girl to suite them better to their planned pairing. One classical example would be Snape's Daughter by Tribi with unbelievably horrible choice of name for the main protagonist (I won’t even write it here). I am not a big fan of either Snape or Draco, so when the story turned to be Drarry, I quit, and I don’t overall feeling about it now. A reasonably good variant on this theme is Becoming Harriet by Teao, where the pairing is with the Snape’s AU son, and it suffers from the deluge of smut (including some of the most obnoxious tropes like magical-hormone-makes-you-horny), but if you skip that, there is a rather good story hidden beneath it. Alternative to that “something weird happened” is A Fair Life by Rtnwriter, where it is Harry (the canonical male one)’s death in the Forbidden Forest in the end of DH and returning back as a girl on the eve of the announcement of champions for the Triwizard tournament and it is so far rather decently written Hermione/Harry femslash (not even too smutty). Similar idea with different execution is A Different Perspective by StellaStarMagic, where the canonical Harry jumps after Sirius into the Veil in the Death Chamber of the Department of Mysteries, but he is kicked back by rather Pratchettish Death into being a twin-sister of more or less canonical Harry Potter just before the letters from Hogwarts are delivered to them. She is sorted as a Hufflepuff, and it develops into so-far interesting timeline repair story. Usually the sticky part of gender bender stories is treatment of unease of the former Harry with him being a female suddenly with all bits in wrong places. One example of rather anxious treatment of the situation is To Reach Without by inwardtransience which turns into rather interesting pairing of Harry/Susan Bones, but again further the development, more weird it becomes.

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To přece ví každé malé dítě

Mon 22 April 2019

Někde v nějaké diskusi jsem zmínil, že přece každé malé dítě ví, co je Geiger a tak jsem neodolal a přepíšu sem příslušnou úvahu Karla Čapka (ze sbírky novinových sloupků „V zajetí slov“, Svoboda, Praha, 1969, str. 135):

To přece ví každé malé dítě. To mi řekl jeden automobilista, když …

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Harry Potter and Aristotle

Thu 15 November 2018

Aristotle in the seventh and eighth chapter of his Poetics writes:

Now, according to our definition, Tragedy is an imitation of an action that is complete, and whole, and of a certain magnitude … As therefore, in the other imitative arts, the imitation is one when the object imitated is one …

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Evangelium království

Sun 29 July 2018

(kázání pronesené ve sboru ČCE Praha-Braník, 29. července 2018)

Po Janově uvěznění přišel Ježíš do Galileje a hlásal evangelium Boží. A říkal: „Naplnil se čas a přiblížilo se Boží království; čiňte pokání a věřte evangeliu.“

—Marek 1:14-15

Když se zeptám křesťanů na to, co je evangelium, většinou dostanu celkem …

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Convert RHEL-7 to CentOS

Wed 02 May 2018

I have tried to suggest update of Migration Guide for RHEL7→CentOS7 migration, but apparently after CentOS was bought by Red Hat, there is not enough desire to document such migration, ehm ehm. So, just recording this for posteriority:

cd …

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Loving Vincent

Thu 22 March 2018

Movie “Loving Vincent” is certainly an experience worthy of the tickets to go to the cinema. The main idea of it is to make “animated” film by painting endless number of quality oil paintings in the style of Vincent van Gogh about the painter himself. I have been warned that …

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Pokud nebude hnutí ANO trvat na účasti A. Babiše ve vládě, měli bychom …

Wed 07 February 2018

(odpověď v interním dotazníku KDÚ-ČSL)

Podle mého „na jednání o naší případné účasti ve vládě přistoupit“. Zde je můj komentář (který se do formuláře nevešel).

Zároveň zcela souhlasím s tím, že lidovci (a každá politická strana) vstupovala do voleb s tím, že jsou ochotni se zasazovat o správu věcí veřejných …

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O panu Drahošovi a ozbrojení obyvatelstva

Wed 24 January 2018

(komentář k diskusi na Facebooku k včerejší diskusi prezidentských kandidátů panů Drahoše a Zemana)

Byl jsem z té včerejší diskuse upřímně nešťastný (tedy z pěti minut, které jsem vydržel sledovat).

Ne, proto, že by novinář Primy byl neschopný minimální novinářské práce a jenom se snažil přivést diváctvo co nejvíce do …

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On Lying

Sun 07 January 2018

(a comment to the blogpost by Robert O’Callahan)

I think the truthfulness among Christians is overrated. Here, I said it.

OK, before saying anything else, I have to say that being honest is very important, and I know what I am talking about. I had my brush with an …

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