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Chill guys – I've got some news, and it's not bad! That doesn't necessarily mean it's good either, but I don't consider it bad – it's up to you to take it as you will.
The next chapter will be massive.
THE IMPORTANT BIT: There's too much shit, too much content to take care of, and I'm teetering on the edge of royally messing up with this story, just like I did with the original version of it. So, my solution is to take care of it in a single update – one whole mega-chapter that'll cover everything that needs to be covered. On average my normal chapters are about 10,000 – this one's going to be 20,000 easy. I'm at about 5,000 right now, and the Mindfuck Train that's headin' your way ain't stoppin' for nothin'. So yeah, you're going to have to wait a while for the next update, though most of you aren't really surprised by that – you know my update rate.
THE REASON WHY: I'm calling this upcoming little chapter (heh, little) A Mindfuck Train. See, I had this idea at the beginning of the story to introduce the Unspeakables – but I've neglected them horribly throughout the whole story. There's no mystery, no strange things, absolutely nothing out of the norm in that sense; yes, what I have so far is divergent from canon (obviously), but it's not the impact I'm looking for. So, you're going to be hit with a very weird experience. It's dark, obviously, but necessary.
PASSENGERS BOARDING (Or What You Can Expect): Throughout my story, I touch on Harry and Daphne's training, but let's be honest here – there's waaay too little headway, and I need to push things by enormous lengths. The best way to do that is to make it as if the very same characters realize this and are forced to change radically. Hence, the next chapter. It's going to cover a full day's worth of canon content – like it'll actually be an entire day in the character's point of view. I'll even give you the date – October 13th, the day that (according to me) will be the day for the First Hogwarts Quidditch Match of the Season, Slytherin versus Gryffindor. For those who don't recall, it's the match in canon where Umbridge got Harry banned from Quidditch; while this WILL happen, it's not going to be the focus of the chapter.
SHAMELESS PIMPING: I've got another project in the works, but I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to write it. So, through these means I ask for any volunteers in co-authoring this story, the summary of which follows:
FREQUENCY: What if you could reach back into time and change the one event that forever altered your life? Would you do it? And what would it be? All his life, Harry has been haunted by a single tragedy, but when a once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon of nature opens a channel to the past, he won't let it slip by…
I won't drop any more details than that, but I will say that the pairing for FREQUENCY will be Harry/Tonks, and that the main characters are Harry J. Potter, and Lily Potter nee Evans. That's all I'll say – if you want more info send me a PM.