OK, ALL Y'ALL NEED TO LOOK AT YOUR LIFE AND YOUR CHOICES BECAUSE THE ANSWER WAS 73 (the best number and the 21st prime (37 is the 12th prime)). The closest answer was '11' from LittleGrowl who receives half credit and a cyber cookie.
Beings of Indeterminate Intent for Whom I Hold a General and Abstract Feeling of Affection:
I have not died.
HOWEVER, It has come to my attention that Twins has reached a level of bloat bordering my own after the consumption of dairy products.
This is bad for everyone involved (just to clarify).
THEREFORE, 'Twins' is currently undergoing intensive… De-Bloating? Health Regimen-ing? Nutritional Intake Re-Evaluation? IDK I'm performing the literary equivalent of liposuction in the privacy of my own Google Doc(s). 'Twins' has not been, nor will it likely ever be, abandoned. Real talk? I will be writing Twins until I die. Possibly after, as well.
ANYWHO- for those who feel slightly incensed that I had the gall to update without actual content (heh) I would encourage you to both rail against me (I dare you to try it) and perhaps make a case for the survival of certain plot points or favorite scenes/lines so I do not consider them 'fat' and I do not make them into soap with my beta...
(That was a Fight Club reference. (I have no idea how to make soap as I am neither a soap artisan nor a woman on a pre-twentieth century farm. (Despite my proclivities involving corsets. (That's a different issue.))))
AS OF NOW, anything I like will be transferred to 'Outtakes,' and everything else will be transferred to the Great Beyond also known as the Cyber Shredder where the NSA finds all its favorite food. You may request lines/scenes/plot points by review or PM and I will either spare them from liposuction or copy them into Outtakes.
I have no idea how long this process will take. In 2 months I have finished the first year.
I WILL RECOMMENCE THE POSTING OF ACTUAL CONTENT WHEN IT'S READY TO BE RE-POSTED and not before.
To those named Cyber Beings:
FastFrank: I can't tell if you're correcting my capitalization or complimenting me. So… I think I'll smile mysteriously and allow the candlelight to sparkle off my glittering eyes.
Mega700201: You're welcome ;)
ObliviousOne: Hey Beautiful- BLAISE IS NOT YOUR FAVORITE!? WHO THE HELL IS YOUR FAVORITE? I DEMAND ANSWERS AND JUSTIFICATIONS! IMMEDIATELY! PROVIDE THEM! I'M WAITING! STOP READING THIS RIGHT NOW AND TELL ME IN TRIPLICATE!
Hem. I needed a minute. Narcissa actually didn't become one of my favorite characters until I stumbled upon this trove of brilliance called Fanfic three years ago… Colubrina (whom I regard as an actual goddess), in particular, elevated Narcissa to her rightful pedestal. Actually, my initial 'Fuck it' attitude about publishing 'Twins' was because it was the anniversary weekend of the Potters' death… heh… I hope you have used and will use this time away from me to reread the effing series because holy. Hand. Grenades. My. Child. Also-*you're.
FINALLY [GOT intro plays]
Quizzes for both my beta (who loves my quizzes more than she loves me) and consistency (which is key):
I (the reader) will now:
A) Review as a way of expressing my unending fury and or dissatisfaction with the current state of the updating for this story.
7) Review because at the VERY least ~A. Slytherin is starting the year off right with the whole posting SOMETHING thing…
3) because (7 +(I'm still VERY annoyed this chapter doesn't have ACTUAL EFFING CONTENT))
M) Review because who the hell even taught you how to number? Everyone knows the answer to life the universe and everything is 42…
Sss) I don't know. I just like this one.