Author has written 2 stories for Harry Potter.
"I had come to write about truth, beauty, freedom, and that which I believed in above all things: love."-Moulin Rouge
My name is Carli, and I'm a student at Churchill High School. I love junk food and mittens. Preferably really, really fluffy ones.
I don’t do drugs, I don’t drink, and I most definitely don’t smoke. Some people may call it “straight-edge”, but I just call it self-respect. I love acting out of the ordinary and breaking the expectations of others. I have an illustrious knack for shaking things up.
I’m in the Creative and Performing Arts program at my school, in the theatre branch. I would absolutely adore to act on Broadway, one day, but I have an awful case of stage fright. My goal is to be able to kick that fear right in the ass.
I love energy drinks and sour gummy worms. I love to read—I first zipped my way through The Grapes of Wrath when I was in fourth grade. My favourite books are Diary by Chuck Palahniuk; Walden by Henry David Thoreau; The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger; and It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini.
Music is my passion. I’m pretty picky, when it comes to what I listen to—it has to really mean something to me, for me to enjoy it. I love finding new bands, and I love sharing them with others even more. Some of my favourite artists include The Decemberists, The Shins, Our Lady Peace, Arcade Fire, Say Anything, Imogen Heap, Ingrid Michaelson, The Beatles, The Fiery Furnaces, The Flaming Lips, The Polyphonic Spree, Arthur Russel, Cabin, Broken Social Scene, et cetera. I could go on for ages, but I suppose I’ll spare you.
I have a fascination with Harry Potter that even I can’t explain. I’ve read each of the books eleven times, save the last; which I’m currently reading for the third. I own all five movies, even though the last one I'm technically not supposed to know about, seeing as it's currently hidden away on the top shelf in my mother's closet. I value friendship and loyalty above nearly anything, and I have a ridiculously unhealthy obsession with PostSecret.
I dream of one day publishing my very own novel.
I've been unhealthily (and yet, somehow honorably) obsessed with fanfiction for a few years, now. I was a member of Mugglenet.com and HarryPotterFanFiction.com before I even knew that this site existed, but I didn’t last very long. Fortunately, Fanfiction.net houses a ridiculous amount of stories, and therefore I don’t think I’ll be running out, anytime soon.
My stories so far are pretty sporadic—plot bunnies keep hopping in one ear and out the other, giving me a spout of inspiration before leaving me completely lost on where to go next. I only have one story posted, as I write this; What A Fine Mess We’ve Made. It’s based off of all of the silly ideas I’ve been having for years, mashed into a MWPP-era romantic comedy. I’m actually working on a piece that I’ve yet to title—it’s going to be a four-part story that should be popping up pretty soon, seeing as I’m nearly done with the first chapter. It’s a bit different from my other story, but hopefully you all will enjoy it. I’m particularly proud of it, to be quite frank. And I’m not usually proud of my writing, at all; because I’m a ridiculously OCD fool, with a very large and very annoying stick up her ass. :3
I’m a complete sucker when it comes to Sirius/Remus. If it’s factually correct and grammatically tolerable, it’s likely to find it’s way into my favourites. However, there are a few ticks that I have—things that usually instantly turn me astray, in a RLSB fic:
1) I love fluff, I really do; but for some reason, it really gets on my nerves when there’s an overabundance of cutesy nicknaming. Remus and Sirius already have nicknames—they are Moony and Padfoot; not ‘Remy’ and ‘Siri’. There are a few people who can pull off those names without making me gag—and I bow deeply to them, for it’s something that I’ve yet to accomplish.
2) Over-angsty fics—topics of abuse, depression, bullying, heartache, etc. need to be handled well; meaning they can’t be overdone or blown out of proportion. They need to fit into the plot of the story, in order to catch my interest. Thirty-six chapters all about Remus being bullied by Slytherins or Sirius being berated by his family tend to be a bit tedious and overdramatic. If written correctly though, an angsty story can truly be the best of the best.
3) “Choppy dialogue.” she said! “And poor, punctuation… make me ILL.”
4) Poorly worded/beat-around-the-bush smut. If it’s obvious that you know nothing about the male anatomy, then don’t try to write a sex scene. It only makes me giggle.
It is rare that I read anything other than MWPP-era SiriusXRemus fics, but there are always exceptions. Some writing is just captivating enough to draw me into an entirely new ship—though nothing, of course, will ever replace my love for my two favourite marauders. :D