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A Snippet of Seven Years of Entries

Since this year marks my seventh year on journals (started at LJ, came here in 2008), I thought I'd do one entry from each year I've been here, and do commentaries on the entries themselves. These entries were just ones that stood out as a way to show my fandom change over the years I've been here. Most have something to do with fic in some way.

* July 27, 2004 - Current Update

Let's see:
Finding Harry did get finished, and though I planned a sequel, writing that one took too much out of me, so it never got written.

Tarnished Silver also got finished, and I'm very happy with how that came out, and with the final in the series, Forever Silver. The series is one of my favorites I've written.

Strangers Till Now pretty much died after HBP. I could no longer feel the Draco/Hermione love, and now, I'm actually not too fond of the couple, so it's not likely to be finished ever.

My Veela!Draco story became What's Done Is Done, and I'm actually considering doing a remix of it from Lucius's point of view, with the H/D only very background, and focus on his thoughts and memories.

Winter Flowers got two chapters up as When the Snow Melts, and is now languishing on my hard drive. I don't know if I'll ever finish this one, even though I am fond of the idea.

Five Times Out needs cheerleaders. I've got two chapters to go. I can do this. And it will be so worth it.

At least being at [info]daily_deviant got me out of the habit of doing chaptered fics…sorta *looks shifty at my "series" section at AO3*

* May 6, 2005 - WIP meme

For Veela!Draco, Five Times Out, and Strangers Till Now, see above.

Primitus Conspicio…will probably never get finished, unless I'm in a very nostalgic/slightly cracky mood. It takes the idea of Ladyhawke and transfers it to H/D. Right now it's sitting in the "abandoned" folder on my hard drive.

In Limine Dark Dark Dark. Will probably not get finished, because I'm not entirely sure where to go with it, and I don't think it will be able to end on the high note I need to be okay to write it.

This part of Winter Flowers will probably never see the light of day beyond the snippets I've already posted. The Severus/Narcissa bit might be someday, but I can't see going any further with this.

The sequel to Mae Govannen, Severus Snape might be done someday, but anyone who knows me knows Snape fights me when I try to write Snupin, so we'll see.

Once Upon a Time is definitely never going to be finished. Again with the Ladyhawke theme, plush Het to boot…just not happening.

Snape's Son I had to shelve this one after Blaise's reveal in HBP. I love canon Blaise, and I refused to do a white!Blaise story after that. I did end up redoing a version of this as a drabble for someone, but very much incest: Never Enough Time.

Snake in Disguise will definitely never be finished. Another "hiding at Hogwarts" Story. This one for Draco. So clichéd. Definitely didn't deserve to be written.

Abducted was the aborted sequel to Snapshots, and frankly, I think the world's better off without it. Especially since Pregnant!Harry squicks me these days.

Avoidance is one I'd forgotten about until seeing this post. Another clichéd one that's probably better never seeing the light of day.

The Kitten just one of my many Snupin pieces left unfinished. Not worth finishing, either.

The Orphanage was an aborted George/Harry sequel to Lost Love. I might some day consider this one, but I probably won't write it.

Enough Is Enough was another Harry/Ginny, definitely not something I'm up to writing these days.

All Because of Potter might be interesting to go back to, but after the way Finding Harry dragged on, I'm not sure I could handle finishing another alternate sorting fic.

Lupin's Lament, Matria and the The Last Gasp of Summer are all definitely off the table. I can't imagine writing any of them now, and all had a pretty heavy Het focus, too.

As for The Secret Diary of Lily Evans, After DH, I might consider going back to this, but…it would definitely be from scratch, and not what I already have.

* April 20, 2006 -

This was a fun little memeish thing. I've finished one of the ten there.

If anyone wants snippets (most are found in the entries above, but there are a couple of new ones), let me know here or there, and I'll post them in response. :)

* August 24th, 2007 - Intro/Update post

Most of this really hasn't changed a lot. I've gotten pickier on some things, and dropped a few pairings and added a few people. Draco's pretty much added his son. Harry's added Teddy. Blaise has gotten a bit more focused, but still pretty much the same, though I haven't written Het!Blaise in some time. The others are pretty much the same. I've also added Rabastan, Teddy, and Scorpius, who keeps worming his way into fics that aren't really even about him. Sneaky brat. ;)

I don't know my ships as well, though I suspect that Rodolphus and Rabastan would be in the top ships, and Ron/Hermione, Blaise/Hermione, Blaise/Seamus and Severus/Lily have dropped out.

I'm really picky when it comes to reading these days, and have to be in the mood to read at all, but usually my reading is character (and very occasionally ship) based. I tend to gravitate to Draco, Teddy or Scorpius fics over anything else these days.

Other than that…pretty much the same. Still can't handle Ron or Neville slash, despite the upsurge I've seen on my flist for both.

* October 2nd, 2008 - Art Rec!

This fic, The Sultan's Slave, did get written for NaNoWriMo that year. Just waiting for me to edit it (along with four other NaNos) so I can post it properly.

* June 14th, 2009 - Party at my place!

On this date, I finally finished retagging all the old journal entries transferred over from LJ when I moved. It was quite the task, but I was very very happy to be done with it.

* January 12th, 2010 - Fanfic Tropes meme

A fun meme. I've probably added a few, but I didn't see any on my scan-through of the list. :)

* May. 25th, 2011 - Slight Update

My post when I finally got all my fic transferred over to AO3. I'm over 300 now, with 18 series and one collection that I started. It's all kind of boggling to look at, but great to have it all in one place again.

And that's it…a small snippet of seven years of fandom life. Not bad. :)

Comments

Jul. 26th, 2011 06:31 pm (UTC)
you've been very busy. *snugs*
Jul. 26th, 2011 07:55 pm (UTC)
It's been an eventful seven years. :)
Jul. 26th, 2011 11:07 pm (UTC)
I've never looked at my earliest entry to see how long I've been playing with the journaling sites. I'm a slacker :p
Jul. 26th, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
Heh. I've been paying attention since the beginning. Just the way I am, I guess. ;)
Jul. 26th, 2011 11:13 pm (UTC)
I used to be good at anniversaries. Fibro fog has eaten so much of my memory it can bother me. I went and looked.
I supposedly started in Feb of 06. No entries here so they must of been personal ones I didn't import from el-jay.

Jul. 26th, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
*snugs tight* That's a good long time...
Jul. 26th, 2011 11:20 pm (UTC)
yesh, it is. Not long after I found el-jay, someone rec'd one of your fics to me. I think it was the one where Lucius and Narcissa were raising Harry as their son. I liked Harry and Draco as brothers. :D
Jul. 26th, 2011 11:21 pm (UTC)
:D Probably Inell or Ali...

Finding Harry...I did love that universe. Too bad it took so much out of me to write. :P
Jul. 26th, 2011 11:24 pm (UTC)
Ali, I've been stalking chatting with her online since the beginning. Eeyore9990 was one of my first friends on the net. She led me to certain forums and to el-jay.
Jul. 26th, 2011 11:27 pm (UTC)
*nods* She's such a sweetheart. They both are.
Jul. 26th, 2011 11:29 pm (UTC)
yes, they are.

so are you and Kit
Jul. 26th, 2011 11:30 pm (UTC)
<3