No, I didn't do NanoWriMo or even NaBloPoMo, but someone on my flist asked yesterday whether there was anything we would want to change in the HP books, now that it's all said and done. And of course, I'm sure everyone has things - big and little, world-changing and world-tweaking - that they would have done differently; I'm curious as to what y'all would have changed or expanded upon.
For me, there are tiny tweaks - to the way Hedwig died, to some aspects of Tonks' characterization, to Draco's hairline in the Epilogue - but I wouldn't want to change anything significantly. There is, however, one thing that I've always wanted, and had really weirdly hoped to see in the film even though it wasn't in the books - a soul-less Barty Crouch stuck in a corner somewhere.
So finally, I wrote the one-paragraph drop-in drabble that I would've loved to see in Deathly Hallows
(and am considering trying to organize it as a Challenge in the new year):
Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters: Barty Crouch, Jr.
Summary: A 100-word drop-in to Deathly Hallows
that would've changed nothing, but would look really good
Harry was surprised to see a blank-eyed Barty Crouch, Jr. standing like a cloak-rack off by the wall nearest the Slytherin table. There were four hats piled on his head, three cloaks on each arm and a massive bag at his feet. The Death Eaters seemed to be using him to hold their stuff while they battled Hogwarts' defenders. How many years ago had Sirius told Harry that wizards could live without a soul, but Harry had never expected to see the aftereffects of a Dementor attack in the Great Hall. Someone, Harry thought fleetingly, must be feeding him regularly.
In other news? OMGOMG NASA is having a presser on Thursday regarding a major astrobiology
discovery!?!? Gawker thinks
that they may be announcing a discovery of bacteria on one of Saturn's moons!!!! How soon til we get ONTD_Aliens? Internet crash and twitter failwhale in about 51 hours, clearly.