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Hi, I'm twenty years old and live in Britain (and thus get annoyed at Americanisms when the characters are supposed to be English). I've just started my third year at uni where I'm studying Dentistry of all things. That means that my work load's increased and I'm now in uni every day and am sort of expected to know what I'm doing. Anyway, the work is already piling on despite being back for just three weeks, not to mention all the projects that are dotted throughout the year, so writing fanfiction is on the back burner. Added to that, my holidays have been cut down and I have exams after each holiday this year, which is actually pretty depressing. But I haven't abandoned Rustlings and am not about to. It's just going to take some time before I can update, which is really bad since half the chapter is already written and has been for months. So I apologise for that, but Dentistry pays whereas writing fanfiction doesn't...
I mainly read Harry Potter fanfiction since I love the idea behind the world and the endless possibilities it throws up for manipulation. My personal opinion is that Books 5 to 7 were mediocre at best, with the Half-Blood Prince taking the prize of most god-awful. OofP consisted mainly of filler, HBP lacked a plot and DH threw up more questions than it answered. Personally, I wanted Harry to die at the end in a preferably anti-climatic manner. I could just picture Harry defeating Voldemort only to walk into a Herbology greenhouse and be eaten by an enormous venus flytrap, but that's probably just me.
I actually dread to think how many hours I have wiled away reading fanfiction, some outstandingly brilliant and others scraping the barrel of abysmal. My greatest peeve is the butchering of the English language with particular emphasis on the misuse of the apostrophe. For all those who don't know how to use the apostrophe, here's a quick guide:
The possessive apostrophe is a quicker way of saying 'of'. For example:
The girl's bag = the bag of the girl (singular)
The students' school = the school of the students (plural and thus the apostrophe comes after the 's')
The main exceptions to this rule is 'it's' which is short for 'it is' and 'who's' which is short for 'who is'. Possessive versions of these words are 'its' and 'whose'.
Anyway, rant over, though I also have to mention how diabolically some people butcher the Latin language. Latin is probably one of the most structured languages in the world and I cringe whenever I see a bunch of Latin words that make no sense grammatically and, worse, when English words can still be found scattered within the nonsensical Latin since the translator couldn't translate it. If you don't know Latin, don't use it.
About Rustlings: it's my first story so please feel free to be critical and if you see any spelling or grammatical errors please point them out. The story is basically an AU that branches off from canon when the Triwizard Tournament is rearranged following some political manoeuvrings. It's a Harry/Padma pairing but it's not instant love or anything like that. I'm actually trying to be realistic with the relationship. What else is there to say...? Oh, it's a bit of a mystery fic set out much like the first three canon books. As I mentioned before, updates are going to be slow and as to review responses, well, you'll likely get a long rambling response just before I'm ready to post a chapter.