( What happened while I was away and how it brought me back.Collapse )
Incidentally, anyone have any good recs for completed SSHG romances from the last couple of years? I have read a couple, but I am sure there are some good ones I have missed.
I have had absolutely no motivation to write anything for quite some time. Life has been hectic and I have been something of a boring hermit as a result. I am trying to work on something now, so we'll see where that goes. I have also been catching up on all of the wonderful fanfiction that has been written on our 'ship over the last year or so, and I am inspired that so much good work is still being done.
So how are you all? What's exciting in your lives?
This has not kept me from signing up for the exchange, of course. I got my prompts, and I am utterly thrilled about them! I have some plot bunnies running around already, so hopefully the writing shall begin soon. First I have to decide what direction to go with the story. I don't think I'm giving anything away by saying that the initial decision to be made is: comedy or drama? Headlines was really my first attempt at something funny, and I think that went alright, but as you all know I also have a penchant for angst. Hmm. Hopefully the muse will direct me in due course.
Anyway, I hope you are all well and enjoying life. I promise to try to be a more dutiful poster!
On a related note, I watched The Godfather trilogy all weekend because they kept showing it on TV, and though I have all three movies on DVD, it was pleasant to turn it on without having to get off my arse to put the DVD in the player. And watching the same move twice in one weekend when it's on TV seems less patheric. Anyway. I had a ridiculous idea for a crackfic featuring Voldemort as the Godfather, making Severus an offer he couldn't refuse. I'll never write it, but it gave me a good laugh.
Which of the wigs that Alan wears in the Harry Potter movies do you like the best? Not for canon compliance, obviously, but for sheer Alan-in-a-wig hotness.
Just so you know, from now until it seems sufficiently safe, any comments I have on the book will be under a cut.
And no, I haven't the scans of the book, but yes, I have seen a few things people have said about them. And yes, I have already thought of ways to keep writing if what I've heard is true. Five scenarios, in fact, and I haven't even really been trying! We'll be fine. I have full confidence.
The sorting hat says that I belong in Slytherin!
Said Slytherin, "We'll teach just those whose ancestry is purest."
Slytherin students are typically cunning and hungry for power. Important members include Draco Malfoy (Harry's nemesis), Professor Severus Snape (head of Slytherin), and Lord Voldemort.
Take the most scientific Harry Potter
Quiz ever created.
I've seen a few that I believe may be true, because I am not completely averse to spoilers in general. My pleasure comes from sitting down and reading the book because I love reading, and if I get some hints of things, even the ending, in advance, it isn't going to kill me. Now, that said, I will be staying offline starting Friday evening and not returning until after I have finished the book and had some time to digest it, just because I know that people in our region of the fandom are going to start having ideas about a post-DH fanfic world, and I want to form my own first. Rest assured that I will NOT post any of the spoilers I have read here or in comments, and after I read the book, any details about it will be behind a cut with ample warning. I do have some things to say, however, about the impact the book will have by virtue of it being the last book, so you can safely read the below regardless of your feelings on spoilers.
( Not cut for spoilers, just for length, so have no fear...Collapse )