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Hello people of the internet!
Welcome to my profile!
Table of contents for this profile (created to make your life easier)
Section 1: Me and my storries
Section 2: Stories to come
Section 3: Characters and Relationship preferences
Section 4: Pet Peeves
Section 5: Post DH Timeline for my stories
Section 6: Harry Potter pledge
Section 7: News for all my updating (including The Discovery series)
A few quick notes about me: I'm not going to tell you my name or age or what I look like because, no offence, but it's none of your business :) I will tell you that I'm in college, I live somewhere in the U.S. where we get a lot of snow, I'm a dog person all the way, I love to read and write and don't mind general school stuff, and that Harry Potter is basically the best thing that ever happened to me. My favorite color is purple, I love peace signs, I collect good quotes and rubber ducks, and my book shelf is my most prized posession. I wish I were a ballerina and when no one's looking, I attempt it and am not as graceful as I pretend I am. I am fascinated by the Beatles, watch history and nature documentaries in my free time, and have a procrastination problem. I am also a bit of a perfectionist (which is why half the time I'm terrified the things I post are dreadful, even though they're no worse or better than what I usually post), except when it comes to spelling. In theory, I can spell, but in practice, I make a lot of mistakes which I am too lazy to go back and fix once something's posted. You'll have to forgive me for it.
I find writing about myself kind of wierd, you know, looking inward and then laying it out there for everyone to see, but I'll grit my teeth and do it quickly. If you don't care, by all means skip this little paragraph, but if you do care to get to know me a little better, here it is. I'm pretty much full of contradictions. Winter is my favorite season, but I live for the few weeks in July when the tigerlilies bloom in our backyard. I'm rediculously quiet until you manage to crack me open, and then I can be uncontainable. I like being left to myself, but I'm afraid of being lonely. I can fly on paper, but get me right in front of you and it's like all the words have suddenly flown out of me. I've got a burning passion to prove that I'm right, but don't like to make people mad. You can see how I might be a confusing person.
Okay, remember that Harry Potter thing I mentioned earlier? Well the most important thing about me that you really must know is, are you ready for it?
I AM OBSESSED WITH HARRY POTTER. I could prove it to you in numerous ways, but I think the contence of the rest of my profile will convince you. See, until I was nine years old, my mother had convinced me that Harry Potter was scary and for boys and not something I'd like at all. Then I joined the Battle of the Books in my school and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was on the list. I have no idea, to this day, why I, when there were three other people on my team perfectly willing to read that book, plucked it off the library shelf. I was thinking as I checked it out that it would be one of those books I checked out, but hardley opened. But, I guess to prove myself wrong, I sat down on the couch that night and started to struggle through the first few pages. I'm not sure if I would have finished the first chapter (convinced as I was that I was not going to like the rest of the story anyway), but my dad came to my rescue and sat down next to me, took the book, and started reading it to me. I begged him not to stop every night for the next week and then dragged him to the bookstore to get the second book and the third. Every night he read to me and I was wrapped more hopelessly into the story until finally we had finished all the books that were out. And so began my long wait, willing the release dates to come. By then, I was long gone down this road.
I've always liked reading, but it was JK Rowling who showed me how to weave magic with words in quite a different way than what they study at Hogwarts. By the time I was in middle school I had decided that writing was going to take a firm place in my life, be it career or hobie. And that, my friends is the story of how I got here.
Bored enough yet? Okay, well, I'm done talking about me. Now let's move on to my storries! :)
Not all my stuff is here on my profile. See, when I first got into fanfiction, I didn't have an account. The first story I wrote was co-authored with the amazing Bookworm1256. It was a reading-the-books fic, which was what got me interested in Fanfiction in the first place. I got half-way into the third book before the great RC purge of 2012 whiped out half my work and what remained of my motivation for that story. It was mostly a practice canvas for me to flesh out my next generation on and is really not my best work (most of the first book is ruddy awful). The other story is titled (oh so cleverly) 'Teddy' and is a serries of one-shots about Harry and Teddy's relationship with one for every year of Teddy's childhood. It also isn't my best work, especially in the beginning, but it helped me a lot and I do have a soft spot for those two.
Now about the ones I have on this profile. If you want to know what they're about, just scroll down. I love pretty much all characters and all eras, though I'm extremely cannon and not very AU-ish. I love reading AU stuff, but I don't write it very much. My storries range from all eras. While I love the Golden Trio the most, I like writing marauders or post-DH best because there's the most room to build there. If I do write during the books, it's missing moments or flipped perspectives. I try to keep my stories compatable, but there may be details that don't match up. I do hope you'll forgive me for that, too.
Stories to Come
Right now, I'm working mostly on stories I've already published, but I have a few in the works.
Stories already started:
Miscalculations is a working title. I'm rubbish at titling things before they're finished. This is a story I'm not sure I'll ever post partly because it doesn't fit into my motif of stories and partly because it's nice to have something I'm writing purely to indulge myself. Anyway, this... is hard to explain. It's essentially an AU fic, but not an ordinary AU fic. It starts a year after the final battle. There is a lot of logical explanations that bog the beginning of this fic down because I'm meticulous like that, but essentially Harry, and thus Ron and Hermione, are called upon to stop Voldemort from rising for a third time. They're sent to an alternate timeline in which Voldeomort was defeated right before attacking Harry and his family, thus his parents lived and he was never The Boy Who Lived. Things are vastly changed, though, and Harry, Ron, and Hermione have a hard time convincing their young counterparts to fill the roles they need to fill to save both of their worlds. Harry's been best friends with Neville since the sandbox and is not in the market for new best mates. Hermione can't stand Harry or Ron... or anyone but Neville really. And Ron, egged on by Dean and Seamus, is alarmingly close to a dangerous edge as he tries to carve out an identity for himself unique from his brothers without the heroics that came from always being at Harry's back.
To Fall Off the Edge of the Earth - this would be the first four months after the war, following primarily the Weasleys, Harry, Hermione, Neville, Luna, etc. as they cope with the fallout of war. Pretty typical, but I'd like to start building a more long-arching chronology for my 'world' so to speak. This would be the first in a string of stories bridging the 19-years-later gap.
Here Comes the Sun - probably beginning with the first anniversary of the battle and going through Harry and Ginny's wedding the following year, this story would deal with the slow coming of a happy ending. It would be a little more centered on Bill and Fleur as they have their first child, on Harry and Ginny as they work toward engagement and marriage, and possibly Percy and Audrey's budding relationship. Everyone would be involved, but those three story-lines would be most prominent. It's all very vague right now.
From the Desk of Millie Harper - which may also be known by 'Between the Lines' or some other title. This was born from the story whose place this took on this list, 'Dear James' (Remus writing to James during PoA). While I loved the idea, I couldn't quite get the execution going. So I decided to join what little I had of it with a broader collection. Basically this story will be letters, journal entries, corrected homework, passed notes, and various other documents from various times (hopefully in chronological order, but we all know how bad I am at that) that tell the stories we know and don't know, as perhaps a historian might piece it together with primary sources.
Family Ties - another unoriginal working title for a series of small (say 500-1,000 word) scenes depicting every single relationship in the Immediate Weasley family (that is Ron and his siblings and parents, no grandkids or in-laws). Seven scenes in each of the five chapters and then one more for Molly and Arthur. Another contribution to the family genre here.
Yellow Roses - 31 sets of best friends matched with 31 quotes on friendship for one 31 chapter story all about the friendships in JKR's universe. I really want to write this, but it seems ambitious. We'll see.
A story each for James and Lily's births since I did Al's. Those have only the very vaguest plans, though. James's will be titled 266 Days and Lily's is being called A Handful of Miracles but that is subject to change.
If you've got any thoughts on these tentative ideas, PM me! :) I love hearing from anybody!
Characters and relationships
First of all, I just want to tell you a little bit about what I think of relationships in general.
I'm a girl, so I like romance. But I'm a wierd girl, so I don't like it that much. Romance, to me, is like the frosting in between layers of a cake, or adding salt to a meal. It's great in the background of a story, done delicately, but take it in a concentrated form and it's sickening. A good story (like a good cake or a good meal) shouldn't rely on romance for appeal. Yet I can understand why teenage girls flock to sappy romantic movies and cardboard-character romance novels, just like they eat frosting out of the can and lick the salt off their fingers.: the guilty pleasure of extremes that we all, in some way, indulge. I personally can't stomach it though, and am as revolted when people try to call it literature as when they try to pass off salt and frosting as a gormet meal.
I see romance as a rather self-centered relationship. It's driven by desire and on its own is very shallow. (Probably why I hate the Twilight books, which I have sadly read) I much prefer platonic relationships. They are based on actual, real sympathy and caring for another person. Not for your sake, but for everyone's sake. Good romances are based on this and are only distinguished from it by that top layer of desire and, well, romance. Platonic relationships are so much more powerful to me. Lily's love for her son kept him alive. Ron and Hermione's love for Harry kept them by his side.
Also, I don't believe in a higherarchy of relationships. That is, the person you are married to is not always more important than your best friend or your sister or your mother. Life is laid upon a web of love going in all directions. Every relationship is important.
A good story needs only the lightest touch of romance and a nice subtle background layer of platonic relationships mixed in with the real plot to make it good.
Okay, now on to the real stuff.
I'm going to keep this as brief as possible. (haha, me, brief :D)
I love all cannon parings and hate all non-cannon parings. I could argue and debate with you about them, but I'll just leave it at that.
I will read some non-cannon stuff and enjoy it if it's not too far out there. Like I guess Neville/Luna isn't terrible, or Percy/Penelope or George/Katie. But even those I really don't like outside of a good story. I will admit that I rooted for Neville and Luna at one point as well as Luna with Dean Thomas after DH, but I don't see either of them working out as couples. They make excellent friends and I love them all to pieces, but Luna found her Rolf and Neville his Hannah, and (in my world) Dean his Pavarti.
I will not stand Harry/Hermione (they are like siblings people! Argh) or Hermion/Draco (Can you say never gonna happen? Ew.) or Lily/Remus (He would so not stab James in the back like that) or Lily/Sirius (have you HEARD the way Sirius talks about James? Hewould throw himself off the astronomy tower before he betrayed his best friend like that) or Remus/Sirius (nothing against the gay thing, but they're not. Remus has a wife and a kid and people can love their friends without being IN love with them. See platonic relationships above).
My favorite couples:
Ron/Hermione get first place because I rooted for them for too long not to love them the most. I love the way they balance each other out so well... they need each other. And they have an awesome history. I don't picture their relationship as perfect, even once they've both grown up. Ron is still bound to be an inately tactless git (I say in the most affectionate way possible) and Hermione a stubborn by-the-book know-it-all, and it's unreasonable to depict them as picture-perfect, but somehow that makes them more real and tangilbe and powerful.
Harry/Ginny get second because, while we see very little of their relationship, they really are perfect for each other. They have an awesome dinamic, give and take. They work more subtly than Ron/Hermione, and honestly, who else could either of them be with? Ginny, as JK Rowling states, is the only one who can really begin to understand the sort of nightmares Harry carries around with him and he is really the only one who can begin to understand her nightmares. And somehow they can handle each other in a way that no one else can manage. There's just something right about them.
Lily/James take the bronze because, okay, they have a fantastic backstory and dinamic. They're just so... I dunno, great? :D No, they both have so much individual depth (in my world as we know very little about them from cannon, really) that when you put them together, it's like an explosion. They have the most dramatic love story, if only because their son turned out to be so important and because they're both kind of tragic, dying so young to save their baby and all. They're about as close to Romeo and Juliet as you can get in the HP world.
Close runners-up include: Lupin/Tonks as they are quite unique and totally amazing (not to mention their son rocks the world ;D) Bill/Fleur because you don't expect it to be as deep as it is and young love is so refreshing in the middle of war, and Arthur/Molly because they're old pros and quite amazing if they can raise seven (or eight if you count Harry, which I do) children together. Also on this list of runners-up are Teddy/Victoire because there's just something about them that screams meant-to-be, and, tentatively speaking, Rose/Scorpius because, while I wasn't so sold on this at first, I've warmed up to it as I've developed them both as characters and also because the Weasleys need to take over the world. ;)
On to Characters
I don't have any least favorites really, because even when I want to slap Fudge or see Bellatrix dead, I love their character too much. JK Rowling did too good a job with her characters :).
So my favorites are:
Harry - Okay, I have this thing where I just like the main character the best. I love side characters too, but Harry is just so heroic and noble and brave and all that that I just love him the most. I love being inside his thoughts and actions. He embodies selflessness and bares all these tramendous burdens and still comes out... so normal. His subtle change from the pure-of-heart eleven-year-old to someone who can walk coldly to his own death, who can stand up and face Voldemort because no one else can, that's what gets me every time. He's amazing.
Ron and Hermione (I can't pick) - Ron because he's so loyal. I mean, sure there were times when he bailed and he has confidence issues, but can you blame him? It only makes him more human, more real. And he always ALWAYS comes back. People write him off as comic relief or judge him on his mistakes, but he's so much more than that. He's so brave and funny and such a good friend. He cracks jokes because Harry and Hermione need that or they'd go nuts. And there are so many more times that he's there than times that he's not. And Hermione. She's brave and loyal too, and I love that she's not some beauty queen or even that great with social skills, but what I love most about her is that she understands people. She has her faults just like the rest of us, but the amound of personal growth during the serries is remarkable and gives the rest of us nerdy, know-it-alls hope and a chance to shine. The world needs more Rons and Hermiones.
Ginny - this girl has guts. She's so strong. Not that the rest aren't, but think about it. Ginny survives a year of possession and virtual emotional rape when she's eleven without cracking up. She moves on when Harry doesn't seem interested, rather than pining over him until he comes 'round. And when he dumps her to go save the world, she understands, doesn't crack up, and in fact leads an army of her own. Gotta love her.
Neville- I just can't tell you how much I love this boy! He's awkward turned hero! I love him when he's so clueless, but so kind, and when he's leading a rebelion. Nevile is the man! He's a beast! A less elequint description maybe, but I just love him so much.
Luna- Anyone who has the courage to be that different has my respect. I love her different way of looking at things. She's marvelous.
Mrs. Weasley - she is the ultamate mother. She takes Harry in when he hasn't got any parents of his own and she's so strong and she rid the world of Bellatrix Lestrange, so she owns.
Tonks- she had me at 'who do you know who's lost a buttox?' maybe even at 'why are we all standing in the dark?' :D
McGonagall - Her stiff, immovable exterior gives way to a fierce caring for her students and for the world in general. I love her.
Lupin (both the adult and the kid) - because he's a werewolf with such high morals and he's a good student and he has such an interesting story. Plus he helps out Harry and is Teddy's father. :)
James - He's actually my favorite in the marauders era. I love them all (except maybe Peter) but remember that thing about main characters I told you about? Well, I see James as the main character in the marauders because he's Harry's dad and the one Harry identifies most with. He may have been an arogant bully when he was young, but I think that was a lot of a show. He gets a bad rap in th book because we only see it form Snape's point of view, but from what eveyone else says, he was fiercely loyal and an amazing friend and loved Lily and Harry so much. He grew and changed and that takes a lot in my opinion.
Sirius - he has such an amazing character. A lot of people peg him as Fred/George-ish but he's so not. He has too much of an edge to him, to much rashness to be a real prankster. He's dangerous, and I love it because under that, he's a great man.
Albus Severus - Because he (and his brother and sister, but remember that main character thing I keep mentioning? Well he's my focus for the next gen.) represents the future everyone was fighting for and the happy ending Harry deserves. Plus as I've written him more and more, I've grown to adore his shy bravery and his rushing compassion. He's a scared, ordinary 'hero' and the world needs more recognition of people like that.
Teddy - okay, I love this boy. When he's an adorable baby reminding the world that there's still life and purity and goodness and when he's a little boy spearheading the next generation to fill in the raw gaping holes left behind by war, when he's a teenager trying to find his way just like Harry, without his parents, and when he's snogging Victoire and proving the world's unfairness can't bring him down. He's Harry's godson and James idolizes him and he's Lupin and Tonks's kid so you just KNOW he's fantastic!
And so many, many more.
Because I need to vent somewhere, here are some things I just can't stand in Fanfiction and writing in general.
Alright, done ranting. Sorry. These things just really bug me.
Post DH timeline for my storries.
I'm putting this up because I have it and if you read my storries (mostly the ones on Bookworm1256's profile) you might find it useful to know important dates.
April 23, 1998 - Teddy Remus Lupin is born
May 2, 1998 - the final battle
May 2 - May 8, 1998 - cleaning up Hogwarts, recovering etc.
May 9, 1998 - Weasleys (and Harry and Hermione) go home (to the Burrow)
May 10, 1998 - Fred's funeral
May 12, 1998 -Lupin and Tonks's funeral
June 2, 1998 - Mass mamorial, new atrium statue at the ministry is dedicated to the fallen heroes
September 2, 1998 - Harry, Ron, and Hermione leae for Australia to get the Grangers. (they return one week later, successful)
December 24, 1998 - Harry and Ginny officially start dating again
August 22, 1999 - Bill and Fleur announce they're going to have a baby
December 24, 1999 - Harry and Ginny get engaged
February 15, 2000 - Percy and Audrey get engaged
May 2, 2000 - Victoire Ginevra Weasley is born
June 12, 2000 - Harry and Ginny get married (move to Godric's Hollow)
September 19, 2000 - Ron and Hermione get engaged (finally :D)
April 16, 2001 - Percy and Audrey get married
August 24, 2002 - Molly Audrey Weasley is born
November 14, 2002 - Dominique Gabrielle Weasley is born
October 11, 2003 - Ron and Hermione get married (FINALLY :D)
November 17, 2003 - George and Angelina get engaged
February 27, 2004 - Louis Charles Weasley is born
March 7, 2004 - George and Angelina get married
October 5, 2004 - Fredric Oliver Weasley is born (Lee Jordan is naturally made godfather)
March 30, 2005 - James Sirius Potter is born
November 6, 2005 - Neville Longbottom marries Hannah Abbott
January 29, 2006 - Rose Megan Weasley is born
July 4, 2006 - Scorpius Hyperion Malfoy is born
August 28, 2006 - Albus Severus Potter is born
December 18, 2006 - Lucy Rowina Weasley is born
June 3, 2007 - Roxanne Angelina Weasley is born
September 1, 2007 - Neville starts teaching Herbology at Hogwarts
September 26, 2007 - Hugo Arthur Weasley is born
February 16, 2008 - Lily Luna Potter is born
September 1, 2009 - Teddy starts Hogwarts and Neville is officially made head of Gryffindor house
January 1, 2011 - Luna Lovegood marries Rolf Scamander
June 9, 2011 - Alice Amilia Longbottom is born
July 7, 2014 - Lorcan and Lysander Scamander are born
April 13, 2016 - Miranda Susan Longbottom is born
September 1, 2017 - Albus Potter starts his first year at Hogwarts
March 4, 2021 - Teddy and Victoire get engaged.
I promise to remember Tonks
News for Updates
So, as stated above, I'm a college student and thus have stepped back from FF as much as I can in order to keep all my classes under control and, you know, have a social life and sleep and eat and important things like that. I also have to work to pay for that education, so even during the summer I don't have all the time I'd like to write. My profuse apologies for what this does to my updating schedule, but if you're patient with me, I will update, I promise!
1/14/14: I've just posted a new chapter for Until the Morning Comes. Haven't got much written for the next one, though, so it may take a while. I really am sorry! I have a lot of stories I'm waiting anxiously to read more of myself.
"All in the Family" is being worked on in spurts, and will hopefully be finished over my Winter break.
"21 Years Earlier" is still being worked on, but very slowly. I have almost 5,000 words for the next chapter, but am not even through 1978 yet, so we'll see when that gets finished.
"Days in a Year" will be slowly chipped away at as long as I'm on fanfiction. I hope to finish all 366 chapters eventually, so don't give up on it! 199 more to go!
"Where Do We Go From Here?" has not been worked on in a long time. I do plan on continuing it, but probably not until a few of my other long-term projects are wrapping up. I'm really sorry to leave you hanging.
"Snapshots" may or may not be updated. It depends. Most of the ideas I had for it can go toward "Days" or else will get swallowed up in vague plans for longer stories to bridge the 19-years gap.
"Until the Morning Comes" is my mane focus right now and although it may seem painfully slow, I am working very hard at it. See above for news on updates.
The Discovery Series
I started writing fanfiction with a 'reading the books' fic involving the next generation. Halfway through PoA the great CR purge took place, removing my only finished story and threatening to remove any of the others. I had a wonderful following and met some marvelous people via that first serries and it launched my ff writing career. But most unfortunately, it won't be continued. I understand the copy right issues and can't say I'm terribly upset about FF removing stories because of it, and now I'll have time to focus on more original explorations. If you read it, thank you so much, and I will always remember fondly everyone who gave me support during that story.
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