Author has written 17 stories for Harry Potter, Earthsea Trilogy, Little Women, Mansfield Park, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Vanity Fair.
Random parodist, hanging around the HP fandom since late 2001. Marvolo family historian, pre-HBP. Product of the Australian education system. Essential aspects of lifestyle: cats, computers, coffee, chocolate, lots of books.
In the HP fandom, I'll read almost anything - gen, slash, het, Snapefics, Slythfics, Lupinfics, Riddlefics, pastfics, squick-fics, Squidfics, et cetera. I have a special fondness for oddfics, a tendency to rhyme at will, an OC who's Voldie's grandpa, an irresistible urge to mock summaries, and an inexplicable fascination with Peeves the poltergeist.
You can find me as "mctabby"or .
Any of my writing that's too rude for FF.net is probablyor or in .
Check out the C2 for Young Dumbledore fics: stories of Albus in his Hogwarts years or as a young man. Includes Albus turned young by a spell, or time travel. Young Aberforth and Ariana fics too. Gen, slash, het.
Started learning vidding in 2012. Much fun, but not much time to do it. Here they are:
(a Dark Lord filk fanvid) - The graveyard scene from the Goblet of Fire movie, to the tune of ABBA's "Waterloo". I wrote this filk (song parody) in October 2002. Delighted to mark its 10th anniversary with a karaoke vid version.
- Ke$ha's "Die Young" meets Vanity Fair (1998 BBC miniseries). Character death warning for a bullet through the heart at the Battle of Waterloo. Pairings: George/Amelia, George/Becky, Dobbin/Amelia.
McTabby's Random Opinions
Best story in the HP fandom: the 7-fic Sacrifices Arc series by Lightning on the Wave.
Any fandom cursed with a green-eyed character will soon get bloody tired of the word "emerald" popping up in fanfics.
From Chapter 2 of With Charity Toward None by Florence King:
The fun of writing is in the rewriting. I like to prune every unnecessary word from a piece, to polish and sharpen sentences and arrange them in seamless sequence so that the reader's eye travels effortlessly from left to right in unbroken rhythm as if set on optical cruise control. This is called "tightening" - what Evelyn Waugh was referring to when he wrote in the preface to one of his novels: "If the author had been less industrious, this book would be twice as long."
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