Author has written 3 stories for Harry Potter.
Hi! I'm Saving Violets, or if you prefer, Julia. You're probably here because you are as much of a nut about these fandoms as I am. Let me tell you, I was immensely relieved when I learned that I wasn't the only freak out there. Anyway, I love writing (obviously) and reading, but I cannot stand out-of-charater writing or non-canon. A little adjustment is okay, but if there is no resemblance to the original fiction, I won't be too happy. That said, I adore recommendations, so please feel free to tell me about any good stories you find!
I am also a high school student and a dancer, so my schedule is rather busy. I try to update as often as possible, but I can't make too many promises. One I can make, though, is that no matter how much work is piled on me, I will not make you wait for years on end to get the next chapter. However, I can't say that I will be constantly churning out stories. As you can see, I've been having a creative dry spell lately -- well, more of a drought.
My first love is Harry Potter, who first introduced me to the magic of fandoms. I discovered it when I was five: the first film had just come out on VCR and my parents were watching in the living room after my sisters and I had gone to bed. Being the curious child that I was, I snuck down after lights-out and decided to watch from behind the couch. Now I had come in during the giant chess scene, right where Ron gets knocked off the stone horse, not to mention that I was five-years-old, so I had no clue what was going on. And then the stuttering man suddenly had two faces, there was a lot of fire, the man crumbled to stone, there was this weird ghost, and this poor kid fainted. I was terrified! I started sobbing, and my parents carried me back up to bed, but I was shaken really badly, and I swore that I would never read Harry Potter EVER! Three years later, I picked up the book quite on accident, started reading, and I was hooked for life.
I also love the Percy Jackson books, the Chronicles of Narnia, the Hunger Games, the 39 Clues series, the Charlie Bone books...a lot of children's books, really. I think that a lot of the best books were written for children. However, I would like to say that I will read anything (but not everything). I love suggestions, so always feel free to give them. I do not, however, have a favourite book -- I think that's like asking a mother who her favourite child is. I watch Doctor Who, Sherlock, Supernatural, Once Upon A Time, and (my guilty pleasure) Grey's Anatomy. I am a huge Nerdfighter, so DFTBA!
Now, if you don't mind me blabbing for just a bit more, I would like to explain the story behind my name. For those of you who don't know, a violet is a term used for people who feel self-concious or displeased with their bodies, usually anorexics and bulimics. A saved violet is someone who has fought his or her illness and is winning (although, I would like to clear up that once a person is a violet, he or she is ALWAYS a violet). Anyway, at the end of seventh grade, my best friend of now twelve years was diagnosed with anorexia. It was a very long, very hard struggle that is still going on today, but she has been fighting like hell the whole time. I am rather proud to say that I was there, and I like to think I helped, but I am the proudest of my friend and how well she is doing. She is not a Saved Violet yet, but she is almost there. Since then, two other friends have developed eating disorders. My penname came about as a reminder to me: a reminder that some people have it worse, a reminder of our goal for her recovery, a reminder of how much I love my best friend, and many more things. Anorexia is a serious issue, not to be over-looked, and while I'm sure I sound like one of those self-help sites, I mean it when I say that if you or someone you know might be suffering from this, PLEASE get help.
Anyway, that's me. Bye!
*Updated profile, as of 29 January, 2013: Helly, everybody! I do still exist, and I have been active on the site, for those of you who have seen me around. Now, I know that I haven't updated or loaded, well, anything in the past few years -- but that is about to change. Hopefully. I have quite a few pieces that I've written, and quite a few works in progress. For those of you who still remember me, thank you for being so patient. I hope it has paid off.
"It's better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self."
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