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Pancake Day. Th' Last Day o' Shraft. Shrove Tuesday. - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
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Pancake Day. Th' Last Day o' Shraft. Shrove Tuesday.

Today is the last day – before Lenten prohibitions come into effect – for reading all those damned fics that have the Hogwarts house-elves everlastingly serving pancakes for breakfast.

 

If you’ve not yet made a Lenten resolution of self-denial, may I suggest this: not reading Americanised Potterfic for the next forty days (excluding Sundays)?

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executrix From: executrix Date: February 20th, 2007 03:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
not reading Americanised Potterfic for the next forty days
Why, this is hire and salary, not revenge.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: February 20th, 2007 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yes, well.

Sometimes I do rather feel like Arthur Weasley: 'What, precisely, is the purpose of biscuits with gravy?'
executrix From: executrix Date: February 20th, 2007 07:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes, well.

In the American sense of the term, biscuits (roughly equivalent to drop scones) with gravy are a delicious combination of flavors and textures. Sawmill gravy (bechamel with tiny bits of sausage suspended in it) is the highest development of the genre.

I don't think I'd put gravy on, e.g., a chocolate digestive.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: February 20th, 2007 07:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

Well, no.

On the other hand, almost anything would improve a sadly-cheeseless Bath Oliver. I've had more toothsome Communion wafers.
eagles_rock From: eagles_rock Date: February 20th, 2007 05:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah. American breakfasts are the one of the few hackle-raisers I'll admit to. Is *ded* of syrup.

'Americanised' suggests a search-and-replace process on a perfectly fine fic, e.g. out with "roast beef and gravy"; in with "white and rice". Whatever that is. Or should I just become more pleasant for Lent? And have to read 'Sevvie' fic as a penance?

I hold JKR and her agent, Narcissa Malfoy, responsible for a lot of the treacle-fests; I do hope Draco's morning deliveries of bon-bons are found to contain Cows' Eyes in 80% cocoa solids chocolate. Or some sort of Wizarding Stuffed Jalopenos in Chocolate. Or is that too American?

wemyss From: wemyss Date: February 20th, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

If you give up snark for Lent, I should have to do also.

So that's right out.

I've said before, if all these pancakes are appearing in the Great Hall, one can only assume that all the house-elves are Welsh or Scots (mmm, crempog and drop-scones).
eagles_rock From: eagles_rock Date: February 20th, 2007 09:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Specialist elves, perhaps. Patisserie experts, general baking, sous and commis elves, chief elf at the pass, junior elf frying parsley.

"One hundred shepherd's pies, ten minutes!"

"Elf!"

I can imagine the Malfoys with a French elf for cooking, and Hogwarts with generations of Italian elves.
tree_and_leaf From: tree_and_leaf Date: February 20th, 2007 09:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, but drop scones....

Glad to see you about, anyway. Was begnning to wonder if you were all right.
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