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Author has written 38 stories for Harry Potter, and Glee.
My name is DeiStarr. I like to ramble. A lot. I have slight ADHD, which might have something to do with it. So if you attempt to contact me, you can't say I didn't warn you.
I've never been big on fanfic. I always considered myself An Original Writer With Original Ideas, and I've always had very firm opinions about Messing With Canon or Stealing Someone Else's Genius. I mean, when the Fellowship of the Ring movie came out, I went into fits of rage over each and every deviation from canon; so I think it's understandable that I wouldn't have thought I'd ever find fanfiction attractive.
On the other hand, the very first story I ever wrote was a Tom Sawyer fanfic, written in crayon and featuring my dolls as OCs. I think I may hold the record for World's Youngest Fangirl. So when I started reading fanfiction out of boredom, it probably shouldn't have been that much of a shock that I liked it.
It was an even bigger shock to me when I started writing it.
I'm a bit obsessive in my fandoms, and they are many. So I may crop up in random places; but if I take the time to review anything, it means either I like the story, or I admire your writing skills. Actually, I try to review everything I read. I'll favourite and follow if I love your work enough.
For the most part, I exclusively write Drarry. I only write other pairings on request/for contests, and only if I choose to do so (You can ask but I won't guarantee I'll say yes). If you have a Drarry prompt request don't be afraid to message me. I love to write requests! :D
I was raised to be a grammar nazi, but I've learned to reign it in a lot over the last few years. I'll be nice, I promise. If I'm in any way critical, you can still take it as a compliment. I won't bother to comment on bad writing - in fact, part of the reason that I used to look down on fanfiction is because I can't stand reading other amateur writers' writing, just in case it's bad. Because I'm not very good with criticism, giving or receiving it. More than anything else, I can't handle criticising people very well, in any aspect of my life.
Seriously; anytime I meet another writer I'm filled with equal parts excitement and dread - because after we've talked about writing long enough and soul-bonded to a degree, we'll want to read each other's writing. If their writing is good, that's exciting - but what about when it's written with an complete lack of respect for grammar, and filled with flat characters whose dullness and and uninteresting-ness is exceeded only by that of the plot? Then there's your new friend, waiting patiently for you to finish reading it and praise him/her. If it's an outfit or haircut I don't care for, I can still avoid hurting your feelings. But when it comes to writing... I can't give insincere praise.
I'd rather hear fingernails on a blackboard every day for the rest of my life than go through that again. So, if I offer any criticism it means I think you're already good, but you could be even better, and it excites me both as a reader and fellow writer. It means that I went out of my comfort zone because I had enough respect for you as a writer. If I didn't like your work, I wouldn't say anything.
Look me up on LJ -I post everything there eventually as well.
On AO3 (where I post everything at the same time as on FF):
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I'm one of the admins on a Drarry page on Facebook:
And on this page:
I post lots of pictures and do HC's and PHC's. :D I also do daily fic recs.
"I DeiStarr have challenged myself! I'm proud to be a part of the HPFC forum."
BTW - Drarry is my OTP. I ship them so hard; the Titanic was a bathtub toy compared to the size of my ship. I'm also particular about not breaking up Romione and Gui/Lan (from 1/2 Prince). However, my emotions on those two couples pale in comparison to my fanaticism about Drarry. Harry and Draco are just so Romeo and Juliet. Err, Julius. Actually, I ship them harder than I ever shipped Romeo and Juliet. I'd sooner break those two up than Draco/Harry.
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