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18/02/12 Butterflies and Hurricanes: It's not abandoned! I've hit a block and have found myself reading more Harry Potter than Twilight, so I need to get into the Twilight zone (PUN!) before I write anymore. Thank you for your patience.
I thought that I should probably put a disclaimer here because i constantly forget to put it in my fanfics and probably will continue to do so in future so... here: I do not own anything of anything :)
'Lo. I'm a student and I spend the majority of my time reading, sleeping and daydreaming. (Y)
I like Harry Potter and Anime, as well as a bit of Twilight fanfiction.
I'm quite pedantic about the English Language - being a Language student - and get increasingly irritated over its misuse. I understand that sometimes proof reading doesn't always cut it, and some mistakes slip through the cracks, but every word processing software has spellchecker. Microsoft Word for example has nice bright red squiggly lines under any mistake, actively drawing your attention and asking you to correct it. There is also always the option of a Beta.
Misuse (or misunderstanding) of homophones (your/you're ; there/their/they're etc.) seems to be a common (and annoying) trend amongst fanfiction writers as well - once again, spell checker usually picks up on this, but not always as context is also needed.
The same can be said for tenses. Past and present are the most commonly used, (and abused) interchangeably and without care, causing confusion and chaos in a text.
And finally, the most heinous of crimes; Mistakes in the fandom you are writing about. This is a massive no-no. If you are writing a story set inside a particular fandom, get your facts straight. I don't care if it's AU - that does not excuse ridiculous spelling mistakes you should know if you consider yourself a proper fan!
I once read a Harry Potter story where someone had spelled the Burrow as, 'The Burough'.
I nearly cried with despair.
As you might have guessed, I love Harry Potter (as well as other fandoms) and read fanfiction almost religiously. I don't particularly have pairing or storyline preferences; I don't mind if it's slash or het, but I like it to be at least a little bit believable (unless it's a completely overturned AU, then I suppose it's fair game!)
I tend to shy away from Harry/Ginny Harry/Hermione and Ron/Hermione fics. Nothing against the characters themselves - maybe just a tad for Ginny, she was never properly developed as a character in my opinion, and therefore I didn't care about her. She was just Ron's little sister and boy-who-lived fangirl, and then in the sixth book OH-MY-GOD-SHE-CAME-OUT-OF-NOWHERE-AND-NOW-HARRY-IS-IN-LOVE-WITH-HER-BUT-IT'S-WEIRD-BECAUSE-SHE-KIND-OF-LOOKS-LIKE-HIS-MUM. You get what I'm sayin'? - I just don't think they mesh in terms of romantic relationships. I feel the bond they all share is a familial/friendship one.
I'm a bit concerned about this character-bashing trend that's going around, but if the story is good, I can generally overlook it... sort of. However, I just want to put it out there that I don't believe Dumbledore is an evil character, and I don't believe for one minute that the Weasleys are money-grabbing traitors. It goes against everything canon tells us about them! Yes, Ron is an immature prat at times, and has walked out on Harry twice in the series, but he always came back and was there for the most important parts. I don't believe he is a fair-weather friend, because he stayed by Harry's side during OotP when the rest of the population turned their backs on him (plus Harry was being an irritating emo for the entirety of that book too - props to his friends for putting up with that.) He's an insecure and flawed human being, and I see him in quite a few people I know if I'm honest.
As for Dumbledore, absolutely is he manipulative! But that doesn't make him evil. He's a powerful man with powerful positions and a reputation, (despite his admission that he cannot be trusted with power.) He has humongous responsibilities and expectations on his shoulders - as well as a few hefty secrets - and is under intense scrutiny. He is a war general. He is human. He has flaws (which he admits to himself and others - namely Harry) and he genuinely means well. He's just realistic, in my opinion. One thing I will hate about a story, is if they have Dumbledore spouting off about the 'Greater Good'. That was Grindlewald's tagline, not Dumbledore's. Dumbledore abandoned that when his sister died, which was decades before the books started. We know this.
One more thing before I get off my soapbox: It's Dumbledore, not Dumbles. It's Voldemort, not Voldie or any other variation or mocking of that name. He's a Dark Lord dammit, show some respect!
Anyway, hopefully I haven't scared you away from my profile, and if you're still here, thank you for weathering my rant (if you read it - I wouldn't blame you if you didn't) and I hope you enjoy the rest of your browsing :)
OBITUARY FOR THE LATE MR. COMMON SENSE
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense,who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.
He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: Knowing when to come in out of the rain; why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn't always fair; and Maybe it was my fault.
His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6 year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.
Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get Parental consent to administer Calpol, sun lotion, or a band-aid to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.
Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.
Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.
Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.
Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason.
He is survived by his 3 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim. Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.
A moment of silence.
'Only when the last tree has been cut down, and the last river has dried to a trickle, will man finally realise that we can't eat money and reciting old proverbs makes you sound like a twat.' - Bansky.
Have a nice day :)
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