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Hey, my name is Dinah Kaur Mirdha (but you can call me Dee) and I am a 19 year old from California. I have been reading and writing stories for as long as I can remember and I finally decided it was time for me to enter into FanFiction territory. I have just started writing my first ever Fic, and I really hope everybody enjoys it.
I was born and raised in England (Southall to be exact) and moved to California when I was 13 years old. I very much enjoy both countries and appreciate them both for what they've given me.
I am currently studying Medicine in India (gee, I'm quite international) and have a good 4 and a half years before I enter my clinical rotations. That should give me more than enough time (in between studying, of course) to write to my heart's content.
Although my chapters will be relatively short, I plan to update at least once a week. Forgive me if I skip a week or two, as medical school can be a bit time consuming, but I will never let the wait run longer than a month (God forbid).
Note to Fate Readers: I understand that all the books have come out and have been out for ages now. However, as HBP completely murdered any hopes of a Draco/Hermione relationship (sob!), I have chosen to write post OotP. I hope you understand and do not hate me for it. Also, I am completely against any OOC Hermiones or Dracos, and will not include any such behavior in my story. Therefore, the romance may be slow and nonexistent at times, but you are going to have to trust me that it will get there eventually.
Fun Facts About Yours Truly:
I flew to England to audition for Parvati or Padma, but was immediately turned down as, although I hold a British citizenship, I was not residing in England, which happened to be a requirement. Ah well. I still had fun on the trip.
I met JKR during a book signing when I was about about 8 years old in London, not really knowing who she was or how much of an impact she would have on my life. 11 years later, I mentally slap myself for spending a mere 5 seconds shaking her hand, and then begging my mum to get me out of the shop so I could get some ice cream from the place next door. GAHHH!
People always ask if I still have my English accent. And, yes, I do. However, whenever I'm in public, I tend to tone it down a bit to avoid the attention. It gets quite annoying when people hear my voice and ask, "So, how are you liking your visit? The weather must be extremely different than where you're from" and so on. I never have the heart to tell them I've been living in California for 6 years, as I find it embarrasses people quite a bit. I guess it's similar to asking a woman when she's due only to find out she's not even pregnant; only with an extra amount of "junk in the trunk" you could say. Okay, I guess it's not all that similiar, but I'm sure you understand my point.
I am the only one in my entire lineage (to the extent that I know) to have green eyes. Therefore, I have come to the conclusion that I am adopted. I have mentally prepared myself for when the day comes that my parents finally decide to tell me the truth.
I read a chapter of Harry Potter every day. And after I finish a book, I watch the movie corresponding to it. Call me crazy, but...okay, I guess I'm a bit crazy.
I always watch the first and last shows of the Harry Potter movies when they come out. In 2007, I drove 2 hours to Sacramento to wait 10 hours in line to watch a prescreening of OotP. And I dressed up. As Hermione. The nerd in me told me it was totally worth it. And it was.
The day after I'd moved from England, my uncle took me to an Oakland Raiders game to cheer me up. It was September 8, 2002, and the Raiders beat the Seattle Seahawks 31-17. I still vividly remember that day and I have been a die-hard Raiders fan since. I have yet to miss a home game, and boast that to anyone who asks.. And yes, I am guilty of wearing the hideous outfits, painting my face silver and black, sitting in the Black Hole, and being a complete jerk to the fans of the opposing team. My excuse: it's fun.
I had the biggest crush on a guy named Sean in 8th grade. So, when my brother was born, I pressed my parents to name him Shaan (which means something meaningful in Punjabi, I'm sure) which they did. Sean ended up being quite the asshole, leaving me to be reminded of him everytime I yell out my brother's name. Good going, Dee.
On a trip to India, my brother was extremely confused as to why he and I had 'different coloured passports'. I explained to him it was because I was born in England and he was born in America. He gave me the funniest look of disgust before saying, "Go back to your country, Dee!" And he was 5.
I started going to beauty school as an afterschool activity in my freshman year of high school. I started working as a junior makeup artist at Benefit Cosmetics after my sophomore year. The requirement was 18 years of age, but they'd made an acception for my mere 16 year year old self. That was one of my proud moments.
Apparently, I am distantly related to Jay Sean (if you know who he is). I don't know how, and I have not met him, but somehow, he is associated with my mum.
My nickname with my closest friends happens to be Loo. It was English class during my first week of Junior High in a new country and I really needed to use to the bathroom. So I asked my teacher where the loo was and the entire class erupted in laughter. I thought they were laughing because they thought the idea of me needing to "pee" was downright hilarious. But I soon realized it was because "loo" wasn't an accepted term for a restroom. Or "bathroom" as I slowly learned to call it. Yes, its not the greatest thing to be nicknamed after a toilet, but I guess you just had to be there.
That's it for now. I shall add more 'exciting' things about myself as I remember them. :)