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My name's Jessica, and I love writing and reading. I've been on FF.net for a while now, but I created this separate account so that I could work on some Harry Potter ideas that I've been hashing out.
I absolutely adore Draco/Hermione fics. I'm a big fan of love stories that involve people that really should not be together. I guess it's the draw of something that's taboo. I prefer stories in which their love takes a while to come about. I don't think they can simply be put into a room, let their hormones take over and begin to shag each other senseless. There's a lot of bad blood there. There's a lot of painful history that can't be looked over, just because there's a possible attraction. But if you're into the other type of story - then more power to you, I say. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. And that being said, I also hate the idea of Ron and Hermione getting together, as well as the idea of Harry and Ginny shacking up. I really think that those are just too convenient. It was a very neat way of dealing with the small amount of romance that was in Harry Potter, and I think that romance and love are neither neat, nor convenient.
What do I listen to? Why, a bit of everything: Radiohead, Brand New, Against Me!, Elbow, Linkin Park (their old stuff), Tool, Chevelle, Rise Against, Slipknot, Neutral Milk Hotel, Panic at the Disco, Fall Out Boy (and although I don't like to admit it, I actually enjoy Lady Gaga)
What do I read? I love Wuthering Heights, Paradise Lost, Pride and Prejudice (yes, even though it's pretty predictable), Crime and Punishment, Harry Potter, and House of Leaves.
That about rounds it up. I love reading, so I'm always going through this site, looking for good HG/DM fics. And to add to that, if you're reading anything that I wrote, I'd love to hear what you think. Feedback encourages me to write more.
03/06/10 Chapter eight is up. Thanks!
03/31/10 I can't tell you how disappointed I am in HPFF right now. I get that they have the right to pull April Fool's Day jokes, but this year's prank went too far. Mess with the site all you want, but actually messing with the content of the stories, is wrong. It wasn't until I saw the forums though that I decided to stop posting there. People were upset, people talked about how HPFF was their only outlet - their only refuge. It was the place where they could use their creativity and imagination -- a vent for their frustrations. And most of them did not understand that it was a joke. They were truly hurt, and the 'rainbow and unicorns crusade' was doing nothing but exacerbating the situation by treating them like children and not giving them rational and respectable responses. They were making the situation worse, and making the people who weren't fortunate enough to be in on joke, feel desperate. For a lot of those people, HPFF is their life. So I can understand how gut-wrenching it must have been to have actually thought that their stories were going to be 'modified' and hacked to pieces. Stories that they had spent hours upon hours writing and plotting out.
The prank hurt people, literally. It wasn't funny to treat them that way, and it upsets me that people actually deleted their accounts because they thought it was real. What's more upsetting, is that as I watched the number of stories drop on the homepage as people resolved to remove them, before they were removed for them, it took the deletion of one particular account to make people see that the prank went too far. It was because it was a respected author and the story she took down was one that was wildly popular. So it's frustrating to me that the point when they realized that people were taking it seriously, and wanted nothing to do with the site, was when an author they liked signed off.
I'll continue to support the authors that write and post their stories on HPFF by reading and reviewing them, but I won't be posting mine there anymore.
04/02/10 Just wanted to let everyone know that I'm working on chapter nine right now, for Simply Neurotic. It should be up shortly after Easter, and I apologize for the delay. I had fully intended to post something before I took a break, but it seemed like my life had other ideas about what to do with my time.
04/06/10 I'll be submitting chapter nine to my beta this evening, so as soon as she is done with it, it will be posted. (Correction: I actually submitted it to her on the 10th)
04/11/10 I'm currently working on the tenth chapter of Simply Neurotic, as my fabulous beta works away on chapter nine. I want to apologize for the delay, but I hope that these next two will make up for it. :)
04/20/10 Chapter nine is up, and will be followed fairly soon by chapter ten.
04/20/10 Chapter ten should be up by Sunday.
05/01/10 My apologies for the delay. I've just written 30,000 words worth of essays for my various classes, over the last six days (Simply Neurotic is at 45,000 words and was written over three months.) I apparently forgot that the end of the semester was approaching. The newest chapter is nearly done, It's just on the back burner while I finish up my projects for school. But the good news is - I've opted out of enrolling in the summer semester, so besides work, I'll be able to concentrate all my efforts on this story. :)
05/09/10 And she said, "FREE AT LAST!" Just finished my last exam, so I'm pretty excited. Chapter ten is being finished up as we speak, so it shouldn't be too much longer. I'm eager to get back to it, and I've got plenty of steam left. The next few chapter will be fantastic. That's no threat, it's a promise.
06/02/10 Just wanted to assure everyone that I am still working on Simply Neurotic. I haven't abandoned it, and I don't intend to. I won't set a date for the newest chapter, but I hope that it'll be soon.
06/20/10 Great news! Chapter ten is almost done, and I really think you guys will enjoy it. It's taken a different route than I planned, but that's the way with writing I guess.
6/25/10 I want to thank everyone for their continued support and interest in Simply Neurotic, but I think it's necessary to say, "Relax." Life happens, and gets in the way of hobbies and interests we may have, and I am no different from you. I am trying my hardest to get chapter ten done (I'm typing right now as we speak), but just know that I won't post it until I am completely satisfied with it. It's what my conscience demands, and what you and the story deserve. So yes, it has been a while, but I promise, just like I've said in previous posts on my profile here, the story will not be abandoned. So while I love to hear from you guys and a little bit of podding and cajoling is okay (and even encouraged), I don't want people being rude and demanding. My creativity isn't something that I simply call upon on demand -- it has to be cultivated. I'm sure you can understand that.
06/26/10 Just a quick update - I have 5,700 words of the approximately 8,000 word document complete. Just in case anyone was wondering. :)
So, thanks again to everyone who has been nothing but kind and supportive. This next chapter will be dedicated to you, without a doubt.
06/27/10 Ahem! May I have your attention please! Chapter ten is in the capable and knowledgeable hands of my beta at the moment, and shall be dispersed to the general public as soon as she is finished with it. Thank you very much. :)
7/2/10 Should be about two to three days until the chapter is up, the editing is under way right now, just in case anyone was wondering.
7/9/10 Yes, well. Sorry is really the only thing I can offer right now. I have a new beta though, which is good news. So while the editing process is still going on, I hope you'll be happy to hear that I'm actually nearly done with chapter eleven, so after chapter ten is posted, that one won't be long. And I like it, too. So whether chapter ten is returned to me by my beta, I plan to have it posted by Sunday - come hell or high-water.
07/11/10 BAM! There it is. Chapter ten, everyone. Chapter eleven is well under way.
07/12/10 Can I just saw how blown away I am by the support that I'm getting for this story? Simply incredible - over 2000 hits in the last eighteen hours, and the reviews that you are leaving me have made my day. Thank you!
7/25/10 So, I'm still working on chapter eleven, and I'm thinking that it may have to be separated into two smaller chapters, because as much as you probably like the story, ten thousand words is a bit much.Any thoughts?
Oh, and I think that I've developed a rather interesting obsession with Jackson Rathbone . . . just thought I'd share that with you guys.
8/05/10 Alright, so there's a bit more tweaking to do, but I think that I've found an appropriate place to separate the chapter into two individual pieces. A couple more days, and I should have it off to my fabulous BETA and then it'll be shipped off to you guys. Thanks for all the wonderful reviews, and I really love the encouragement that you guys spout out. We'll talk soon.
8/31/10 Woo-freaking-hoo! So the chapter is finally perfecto, and it's off to my beta, and I'm hoping she's still on board. I like it, we'll see what ya'll have to say. It might not be as exciting as I want it to be, but it accomplishes what I need.
9/5/10 Chapter eleven is posted. Enjoy!
9/5/10 I've just had a bout of inspiration, and chapter twelve is about a quarter done. Nice, huh?
9/29/10 Chapter twelve is about two-thirds of the way done. Some rather awkward moments, Theodore Nott, and Blaise Zabini are all part of the concoction. I think it'll be good. :)
10/06/10 Next chapter is basically done, doing a bit of work on it, but it's pretty much complete. Updated - chapter twelve is complete and shall be uploaded on Friday, October 8th. I'm trying to get a bit ahead with the next chapter before then, because it always seems easier to write that way when there aren't bits and pieces that I wish I could have changed. Anyway, you'll hear from me soon.
10/09/10 Man, I freakin' love you guys. Chapter twelve is up and has been well received. I appreciate the enthusiasm and kind words, as always, you guys have made my week.
10/11/10 So, I'm totally hyped up on caffeine right now, and am feeling mighty productive indeed. Speedy update, anyone? We can only hope. . .
10/16/10 Chapter thirteen is about two-thirds of the way done. Hoping for update before next Friday.
10/19/10 Chapter thirteen is complete and will be posted Friday, October 22nd after I do a bit of editing. See you soon!
10/22/2010 Chapter thirteen is up - albeit a bit later than I had hoped. But I guess for those of you living out in the Pacific, you may have time to read it at a decent hour. For the rest of you - well, sorry. But I guess that it can't be that bad to wake up to a new chapter on a Saturday morning, right?
11/13/2010 Hello everyone! Just wanted to let you all know that I'm still working on the story - so have no fear, it will not be abandoned. :)
12/23/2010 Man, so I'll be the first to admit it - I suck. Yeah, I was super cool and patting myself on the back for getting two chapters out in one month, and then -- bam! Nothing . . .
So, I'm sorry for the long wait, I haven't really been around all that much, but I hope to have the next chapter up within the next week - hopefully before the new year. So cross your fingers, and wish me luck. I'm also working on an original story on the sidelines, so I could use some hopeful wishful thinking with that too. :)
01/02/11 Chapter fourteen is about a third of the way complete, and will be posted by this coming Friday, January 7th after I'm done with some editing. I've decided that shorter chapters is the way to go from now on, but hopefully that'll mean more updates. Update: Having some unexpected problems with my computer, so the next chapter won't be up until I finish re-typing some things. I'm thinking Saturday, or Sunday at the latest. Sorry about that guys.:(
07/28/2011 Alright, so I'm alive and well - just got through some personal changes and I'm ready to get back to business here. I've started working on revamping the chapters that have been posted already, just trying to tweak things and add a little more substance (and coherence) to the stuff that's already there. The newest chapter, which has been the absolute bane of my existence - has been outlined and is ready for writing. I will most definitely have it posted by August 6th (that's little more than a week from today). Feel free to drop me a line - anything along the lines of "I've been waiting for an update for almost a year you complete jerk!" will be completely acceptable. :) Till then, I'll be typing away my dear friends. Hope you're all enjoying the summer!
8/10/2011 Alright, two-thirds of the way done with the newest chapter, should hopefully be up by tomorrow.
9/12/2011 Chapter fourteen is up!
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