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Oct. 27th, 2010

Master Post of OMFG aka formerly known as State of the Elf

So long since I wrote one of these, but I need to get this first part up her, so I might as well add the rest, too.

1 - NaNoWriMo next month (Or should I say Monday?), so this journal will again be taken over by an unbetad post-as-I-write-it story.  This year, I'm doing Merlin/Arthur (or Arthur/Merlin?), fanfic merging Merlin with Sword in the Stone.  Should be fun, so I hope people will follow along.  And feel free to leave beta-type comments.  Any suggestions are more than welcome for the editing process once I've completed the story.

2 - Because of the above, I've been trying to finish all my fic before Monday, which I'm not doing very successfully.  I've gotten fairly far with both my November D_D and my K_K, but neither is quite close enough to being finished to make me happy yet.

3 - Spent the "Weekend" (Sunday morning to yesterday afternoon) with my sister working on a few projects, which was great fun.  One super sekret project for Christmas, and also working on getting niece's dollhouse painted.  We managed to get the whole thing minus the roof primed, and painted and floored two rooms, so we got a LOT accomplished, but I was exhausted when I got home last night.  Still, it was fun to do.

4 - Been working on learning languages, and made up a new Tumblr for it, if anyone's interested: Glossology.  Right now I'm only covering Welsh, Danish and German, but I'd love more input if anyone's curious or knowledgeable. :)

5 - Games - Managed to play Civ V at sis's house...not sure what I think.  It is better than 4, definitely, but I think I'd need to play a few more time to be sure whether I like it or not, but right now I'm leaning towards "still too much like 4".
Bought myself a new game a few weeks ago: Etrian Odyssey III.  It's a simple little game, but I'm enjoying it.  if you've played either of the others, you'll probably really enjoy it.
Also got to watch sis play DeathSpank yesterday.  I was a fan of the original Lucasfilm games, Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island games, so it was fun to see something new by the team behind them.  I may have to get the XBox 360 version for myself.

6 - Genealogy has been my life of late when not writing up my fanfic.  I've managed to find a few records that prove more ancestors in my family tree, so I've been having a great time.  I've been the family genealogist since 1991, shortly after my grandfather's death, but this is the first year I've managed to really sort things out and do more than just get the latest information.  I have to say, I've been having a great time with it, but it is VERY time consuming.
I also got the first five seasons of the UK Who Do You Think You Are from hubby for my birthday.  So many great episodes, but my first-watched episode is still my favorite: Stephen Fry. (link to the first part, the others can be found under "suggestions".)

7 - Been playing with cooking a lot more of late.  I made a deep dish pizza and a taco casserole along with several different versions of chicken, my favorite of which was a lovely Peruvian grilled chicken.  I highly recommend it, if  you're interested.

8 - Ship anniversaries - I played slightly when posts went up at H/D for their anniversary, and hopefully I'll get to play a bit more, and I'm looking into something to celebrate Snupin as well, despite my usual inability to write Snupin.  I'm curious to see what other ships will get mentioned as far as anniversaries go, though I'm sure most were written within those first two years.  At least for ships like Sirius/Remus, Lucius/Harry, etc.

I have probably missed things on my list, but that's enough for now.

Aug. 14th, 2010

H/D Remix!

H/D Remix signups are up!

Come play. The more, the merrier!

Aug. 1st, 2010

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banner by [info]joan_waterhouse

*pumps fist*
I can't wait! :D

Sep. 20th, 2008

To Do before 11/1

I have a great idea for NaNo this year, but first I have several stories I have to write, and if any of them aren't mostly finished or completely so by then, then I'm not going to let myself. Because work + NaNo = no other time for anything.

Fic list:
October D_D (H/D, Plugs)
Kit's Birthday
November D_D (Genderplay)
Snapely Holidays

Ceria's Birthday
December D_D


Aug. 7th, 2008

An idea

So, I had an idea today, and I’d love to have others join me if they think it’s a good idea. I’d like to throw something into the ring for those of us not at Terminus as well. (Don’t forget to go check out Snegurochka Lee’s Drabble a pairing or character you hate fest here)

I was thinking of combining a round robin with a choose-it-yourself adventure story writing experience. Where I post a few paragraphs at most, and then someone else posts a few more in response, and then someone else. We’d have to organize it so that people wouldn’t double-post, but I think it could be fun.

I’d probably stick to slash, and likely Harry/Draco, but anyone interested in either or both is more than welcome to join in, even for just a sentence or two. I even have a possible idea for the story, if people like the idea.

So…who’s up for it? Anyone’s welcome. And any suggestions as to how to do it would be gladly suggested. :)

May. 11th, 2008

HD Cup Poll!

Stolen from [info]eeyore9990:

Please be good and don't vote if you know, thanks...

Poll #1657 Which Team EWE Fic Was Mine?
Open to: All, results viewable to: None

Which Fic Was Mine, Pt 1 (Title--Prompt)

Catch Me If I Fall--The Fool
0 (0.0%)

After Eden--Judgment
0 (0.0%)

0 (0.0%)

Smile, You're on Camera--The Devil
0 (0.0%)

Potter's Interference--The Magician
0 (0.0%)

Best Interests--The Heirophant
0 (0.0%)

Black's Blood Curse--The Empress
0 (0.0%)

The Affairs of Men--The Tower
0 (0.0%)

Lamp in the Cooling Room--The Lovers
0 (0.0%)

Beneath Boundless Skies--Death
0 (0.0%)

Which Fic Was Mine, Pt 2 (Title--Prompt)

Of Geysers, Unexpected Rain and Icelandic Sheep--Strength
0 (0.0%)

The Arc of the Pendulum--The Hanged Man
0 (0.0%)

Subconscious--The Moon
0 (0.0%)

Serendipity--Wheel of Fortune
0 (0.0%)

To the Sheer Love of Madness--The Hermit
0 (0.0%)

Wheels Of Fire (The Official Autobiography of Harry Potter)--The Chariot
0 (0.0%)

A Very Cunning Plan--Temperance
1 (50.0%)

The Path to the Astronomy Tower--The World
0 (0.0%)

Wait. Huh? I thought you drew art!!
0 (0.0%)

You think I'm a sucker?! You didn't write any of those!
1 (50.0%)

Mar. 1st, 2008

State of the Elf

Soo...  many things.  Again.

* Grandmother moving this weekend.  Didn't actually do anything cause I have no car, and so have no way of transporting her, just realizing that she's much further away from me now.  Moved across the water to Bel-Red Road over in the East side, if you know where that is.

* Job front - Meant to announce this before, but with job stuff and the Cup fic which I've been struggling to do, I haven't had the time.  I am now a real employee at the place I've been working on and off since July.  about two months there, then a couple not, then back in late November, I think it was.  And I've been there ever since.  It's  a bit odd.  I hadn't realized how long it had been since I'd had a "real" job.  I quit my last back in 95 to go back to college.  Just kind of wierd.  But it's good, so far.  We'll see how stressed I get.

* Writing -
Cup fic is done, and in the editing process.  Lots of helpful people, so I'm very excited.  Could well be my best fic ever.  Okay, maybe not, but I'm very fond of the bunny, even now, and saying that after having finished it?  Not usually the case, so I'm feeling good about it.
D_D for this month has been started.  Starring Blaise again, shockingly enough.  Usually Draco doesn't let anyone else go more than a month at a time, but he's shockingly happy and sated these days. ;)
HP Vamp is having their Free Range fest again, and I have several bunnies I'm thinking of claiming.  I just really need to remind myself that I can't.  Maybe one or two at the most, and certainly not until I have at least 1000 words done for D_D.

* Cable guy was here today, and after much hassle with finding a modem that would work, we are connected again.  All I can do is hope that this will be the end of our random cut-offs when we're trying to load pages or chat with folks.

* Have someone new that's kind of been percolating in my head since JKR made the Post-warts family trees: Lorcan Scamander.  I don't know why he specifically is calling to me.  Possibly the geeky name.  He's pretty different from most of my usual muses.  Not sure if anything will come of it, but you never know...

* Posted all my H/D stuff over at Skyhawke now, aside from unpublished.  So there's a ton there, now, and the ratings system seems interesting to me.  I've stuck most of my drabbles in Ship-related "stories," one chapter per drabble, just to keep from having a hundred teensy little stories on my page, but anything over 500 words has its own story.  I'm not so good to sticking to under 500, I've noticed. ;)  So...the question is, what ship should I do next?

* A request: Have been reading chaptered stories at work, but it's getting hard to find things I should have read that aren't long-one shots (rather prohibitive with the amount of time I have to read, so anything over 10,000 words as a one-shot is too much.).  So...  I'd love suggestions.  Particularly H/D, or next-gen, though Regulus seems to be popping up in my mind a lot lately.  I don't suppose there are any chaptered fics about him?

And how is everyone else out there?

Nov. 22nd, 2007

Musings on Hogwarts houses

So...playing with Harry and Draco, and seeing their twin sons sorted into houses...  Draco's into Ravenclaw and Harry's into Slytherin.  It's just making me think more about what makes someone more disposed to one house or another.

We've got two bits in canon that most people look to for most sorting of non-canon characters, or characters that were otherwise never sorted--Dumbledore's comment about how people choose the house they're in, and the fact that all Weasleys, all Malfoys, and most of the Blacks were all sorted into the same houses...

But then we have families like the Patils, where twin girls were sorted into separate houses, so we know it can happen.  And most characters seem to show leanings to at least two houses.  So why is it that some people think if you're in a family, that means you're limited to one or two houses?  It seems a silly idea, and yet, everyone sorts all Weasleys and all Potters into Gryffindor, and all Malfoys and Blacks into Slytherin (aside from Sirius).  It just seems more of the fault in JK's view of the world...that she had four houses, and pretty much ignored two of them. 

So how does one fix this issue, and am I really silly to think of a family where there are four or more children, and there's at least one child in each house?  It seems far more realistic to me than a family where absolutely every family member is in the same house.  I mean, granted, pressure would do a lot, but it wouldn't do everything.  Particularly in a family with seven children and so laid-back like the Weasleys.  Percy is the perfect example of someone who would have fit in far better in Ravenclaw, but was shoved into the Gryffindor box by JK because she wanted to give us his character more.

Not that people have to agree with me, but...I seem to be having one of those days when thoughts like that occur to me.  So...which way do you lean?  Multi-house families, or single-house?  And why?

Aug. 24th, 2007

Intro/update post

So, this is in my brain right now, so I feel the need to post it.  Just a little intro for those of you who don't know me, or don't know me well.  Most of this will come as little shock to those who do, however. :D

Writing )

Reading )

Um...so...there's the tip of the iceburg for you.  I'd love to hear what you think/write/read. :D

Aug. 18th, 2007

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God...still in the (very long and tedious) process of tagging everything, and came across my first-ever ship-list.  And I feel like I have to make an annotated copy... :D

cut for length and rather minor spoilers for DH )
The major missing piece here is Blaise, actually.  Not on there at all.  And if he had been, it likely would have been Seamus/Blaise, instead of Blaise/Draco, or Lucius/Blaise, or somesuch.  Oh, and Regulus!  God...  Not to mention all the Cest I read these days... :D

Dec. 31st, 2006

Fic babble

Have just finished updating my fic-list for the month and year, so I thought I should do the usual year-end roundup.

I only managed one fic this month, as I have been focusing more on RP than anything else online, but because of the holidays, not even enough of that.  Hopefully now that they're over, I can get back into the swing of things.

A note to those who have me friended that I have not friended back - I will not friend if you are underage or have no age-statement, and I don't check things as often as I used to because of other obligations.  If you are of age, please leave me a post here (or elsewhere) stating that you are, and I will friend you back.  I f-lock anything NC-17 related in this journal, though if you don't wish to friend me for whatever reason, I also post all my fics elsewhere. 
My [info]daily_deviant fics (the ones I always post on the 13th of each month) are all avaliable at that community, tagged with my name, so they are easy to access.
I also post all my [info]50_smutlet pieces at that community each time I post.
Beyond that, I tend to post to a community for the character(s) most involved in the story, the ship involved in the story, and if appropriate, [info]hpslash.

So, on to my fic stats for the year:
Stats )

You know, I used to look at [info]inell's numbers and wonder how she did it... No wonder life's been insane this year.

And the meme:
Memeage! )

Sep. 24th, 2006

Shipping Frending Frenzies

For those of you who would like others of like ship, there are two shipping Friending Frenzies going on at the moment.

The first is a Harry/Draco frenzy being hosted by [info]bookshop.

And the second is a Snupin frenzy being hosted by [info]lupin_snape.

It's a great way to pad out your flist with people who enjoy the same ship/kinks/characters you like.  I highly recommend it if you've got space. :D

Sep. 22nd, 2006

[No Subject]

All right, fess up.  Who's [info]hp_dm_index?

I'm blown away.  Kind of wibbling actually.  Cause of this.

I'd love ot help, if you'd like some.  At the very least to point you in the direction of more stories and authors.  I can think of several people who should be on that list...

Rather made my day. :D

Jun. 18th, 2006


To those on my flist who like H/D and/or Avenue Q: you need to watch this fan vid.  It's too funny.  To the tune of "If You Were Gay."

Feb. 4th, 2006

January <lj comm

Rhysenn is possibly the best-known author in the H/D corner of fandom )


Rhysenn's H/D works )

Jan. 1st, 2006

<lj comm

I'm trying to decide if I should participate this time.

I still have a huge list of people I'd love to do bios for.  Though I've already hit the big marks.  The others are people I adore for one reason or another, but don't know as well, or don't do H/D exclusively, and therefor might be harder for me to pin down.

So, I need a nudge.  Should I do more?  What do people think?  Come on, I need your opinion.

Also, if you have *ever* written Harry/Draco fic of any sort, you really should put your name up at the directory, at the very least.

Nov. 24th, 2005


So, I just came to a realization this morning.  I used to have three OTPs of different sorts: there was my main OTP--Harry/Draco, which superceeds everything else.  There was my adult OTP--Severus/Sirius, which I love above any other adult Pairing.  And there was my Het OTP--Draco/Hermione, which I read more fics about than any other het couple. 

But since HBP, Draco/Hermione has pretty much gone away.  I still like it, but it doesn't pull me like it used to.  Just doesn't work as well in the new canon.  Which isn't to say that I'll stop reading them, just that I can't get story ideas to work in my head for them any more.  I don't go searching them out, either.

But I do have a new OTP rising.  Even before HBP, I adored Severus/Draco, and with the ending of HBP, how could I not love them all the more?

HBP has turned me into a slasher more than ever before. ;D

So, what are everyone else's OTPs?

Aug. 31st, 2005

Calling all Harry/Draco authors!

 The H/D Fandom Project: Be counted!

If you haven't signed up as an H/D author, do it now, and if you have, sign up to help out.

I've signed up to do bios for [info]beren_writes, [info]irridescent_ink (Olivia Lupin) and [info]rurounihime.   I'm looking forward to it.  People have already clamed others that I'd love to do, but I'm sure I can find more once I've finished those three... :D

Apr. 29th, 2005

Build-your-own Harry/Draco!

So, tongue-in-cheek, and in the tradition of [info]laurelwood's build-a-Snape,
I proudly present: build your own Harry/Draco! :D

Build-a-H/D )
Well, there you go. Have fun everyone. :)

Jan. 3rd, 2005

Anyone willing to beta some stories?

I have a couple of stories I'd really like to post, but I'd like someone to check them both over first.

The first is Harry/Draco, and is less than 5000 words

The second is George/Harry, and is under 1000 words.

I'd be more than willing to reciprocate...