Author has written 25 stories for Harry Potter, Fullmetal Alchemist, Avatar: Last Airbender, Avengers, and Sanctuary.
This year has not been the best. Health has not been the best--manic cycle from hell in the spring; a really bad depressive cycle this summer; development of seizures; blood sugar going crazy; doctor being distant and unreachable because of budget cuts.
Then I lost Lore. He was one of my best friends, and I don't have a lot of those to begin with, which made his loss all the worse. He had put in two requests for stories prior to his death--well, I say request, but what I really meant was "tease writer friend with story ideas over the course of weeks until she can't help but start writing them". It is my hope to have both those stories done prior to either his birthday or the anniversary of his death. Since his birthday is October 1st, they are currently taking priority over other projects unless it is something that I cannot stop working on, like today's piece The Greater Good.
Other projects are streamlining the format for all works as well as fixing any editorial or internal canonical mistakes that I (or reviewers) have located. I am also about half-way through the writing portion of the next chapters of both Schrodinger's Effect and Through Feline Eyes. Of the two, my primary focus will be on Schrodinger's Effect as it technically comes first in the timeline (since they loop back into the TFE'verse). Unfortunately, the chapter has been hijacked by a house elf.
Three times in one year. This is practically becoming a habit!
Okay. So NaNoWriMo is done. No, I did not win, unless you count the words from various papers, scholarships, and honor projects. I am currently waiting on my Women's Lit professor to post final grades. She's my last unknown. Will I sweep this semester?
So I've posted Dominance Games which is the Avengers headcanon featuring a thieving Natasha (pre-AoU because remember that I haven't seen it yet). That moves it from the Works-in-Progress portion of my list to the Completed section...unless I give into the plot bunnies that Lore gave me when he pointed out that it would be a wonderful lead-in to a longer Black Hulk fic. We had ideas for the other Avengers (and friends) playing the different games to establish their place in the pecking order. (Steve and Thor running laps; Clint just blowing Natasha's theft off but being ridiculously protective of a particular cereal bowl because Nat got it for him; Tony arm-wrestling Clint while they exchange trash-talk; Clint booby-trapping the ventilation system; Bruce avoiding it all, citing the Other Guy; Stories of Natasha's other thefts among SHIELD, particularly a certain bowler and trench)
I still have hopes of finishing or making concentrated efforts on Schrodinger's Effect. I need to get it finished before I can get much further into Through Feline Eyes. I have the last scene written...because I am cruel and heartless and shouldn't be trusted with characters.
I'm never going to give up writing, so there's really no need to worry if I go long stretches between updates. I'm not dead.
By the way, that's supposed to be a coffee mug by my signature (a left bracket underscore capital P) but the site keeps deleting the bracket. I'm trying a different way of making the mug. I'm also trying to uniform by scene break line to include the new mug.
Why do I take so long between posts?
I'm not one to share sob stories on my profile, but the reason that I haven't been really set up to write is because I was--and still am--under a great deal of stress. 2011 saw a great increase in what I call my "swirly thoughts" periods--which is a symptom of my Bipolar Disorder. This led to stress at my data entry job, stress that only compounded the problem. In mid-summer 2012, I was terminated due to inability to maintain job minimums. I've been fighting with Social Security for approval of my disability claim. Meanwhile, I have lost my car, my house, and the integrity of my family has been assaulted by having to split up for housing. That last bit led to the termination of my relationship with my partners and their marriage to each other.
For those not aware, the USA is currently experiencing an economic downturn which makes jobs more scarce and the demands made by employers more exacting. When you have fifty people applying for a position, would you prefer an applicant that needs accommodation over one that does not? I don't fault them for their right to choose who to employ, but I enjoyed my work for the Department of Homeland Security. It certainly gave me more of an appreciation for the lucky fluke of being born an American over being born in other parts of the world.
Being homeless has made it difficult to write, especially in a more coherent fashion. I get a scene here or a conversation there for a story. My goal is to finish an existing story by the end of the year (same as last year), but I keep failing to keep my B.I.C. schedule. At this point, I would be happy with simply being able keep a consistent schedule. School helps with the consistent schedule part, but not the "free" time for writing.
I am working on producing copy, but things are going slower than I would like. I'm having difficulties producing the prose and shake ups with my beta reader are not helping. I would prefer to have Alex still on the team, as we worked well together, but for the foreseeable future, that is not going to happen. I was working with Loredian Lightsgrace and Tinaalsgirl as betas, but due to different reasons, they cannot do that. I am currently in search for a new beta reader, but so far I am having zero luck.
Hope this answered your question, and thank you for sticking with me through this.
- Magi LP
Permanent Notes: I need to warn all my readers now that writing fanfiction is my hobby, my sideline. I tend to focus more on my originals and my crafts than writing. But I do take requests and plot bunnies for one-shots. You can ask for a small story if you want.
4-28-2012 Cloud, beloved familiar, you have returned to the Wheel and the arms of the All-Mother. We celebrate your life of faithful service to your family as a companion and partner. Your passing has left a wound upon our hearts that only faith, love, and time can heal. Merry meet, merry part, and merry meet again, oh furball of my heart. You are missed by your family.
3-19-2013--Welcome, Jonathan Quincy, to our beloved family. May the Goddess shower blessings upon you! May Bast watch over you, Her child. You are my furry son.
3-14/15-2015--Welcome to the team, Loredian Lightsgrace and Tinaalsgirl! Go team go!
3-17-2015--Union with Alex officially over.
5-14-2015--Alex marries Luna.
3-37-2016--Loredian Lightsgrace killed by police.
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Featured Projects in Progress Off-Site
Necessities of Life (A Working Title): A HP story of indeterminable length. Hogwarts is offering a new program similar to the muggle idea of fake babies. How will this affect the lives of the students and teachers involved? AU after OotP. Sixth Year is Where Lightning Struck. May contain Character Plot Spoilers from HBP and DH. Currently rated somewhere between "T" and "M" due to subject matter.
Knots (A Working Title): The sequel to my finished story Weaving Lives. This story will cover the years between Hermione informing Severus that she is pregnant until the twins leave for Hogwarts. Character Plot Spoilers from HBP and DH while major plot will be ignored.
The Trial of Albus Dumbledore: In Egyptian mythology, when one dies, they go before the King of the Underworld to have their hearts weighed against the Feather of Truth. If their heart is heavier than the Feather, they cannot pass into the peace of the afterlife. They must face all of their deeds, both good and bad, that they have done in life. Albus Dumbledore is no exception. Will his deeds tip the scales? Completely Canon look at perhaps one of the most controversial characters from the series. Currently will be rated "T" for language and subject matter.
Protection (Micro-series within Shades of the Past): They were a circle bound by ties of affection and magic. When faced with a prophecy which brings their youngest members to the attention of a Dark Lord, they each react in their own ways, but always to protect. It will consist of (at current count) five perspectives: Lily, Alice, Sirius, James, and Frank. These stories current placement will be within the story Shades of the Past. Lily's part is already up and is called Circle of Runes.
--Line of Ogham: Alice always believed that faith could do anything--she never doubted that strength. And that strength was there the night that the Lestranges attacked her family, as it had always been.
--Curve of Sigils: Sirius was a Black as was his cousin James. They were Blacks long before they were Marauders. Anything worth protecting was worth protecting to the best of one's ability. What better defense was there than a good offense?
Legacies of Blood (Harry Potter/Sanctuary crossover): James Watson had his happily-ever-after. He never regretted a single moment he spent with his Mary, even if it meant having to watch her die. When their children showed no signs of being affected by his Blood, he stepped back to allow them to lead normal lives while he worked with Helen Magus to build the Sanctuary Network. He never expected to have a descendant present with an abnormality, but that there was a secret society full of people with the same abilities was par for the course after a century working with the Sanctuary. On the other hand, Nikola Tesla had no intention of ever settling down. His work was too important. He came close once, right before his attempt at world peace by death ray, but his precious Dove was caught in the crossfire, a victim of his hubris. The glimpse of the boy with his face but her eyes had to be just a coincidence, but that said boy also smelled like a Vampirus sanguinis was impossible. Well, no one could expect him to not investigate that. Impossible was interesting. The events of this story begin before either series begins, but will follow a lot of the same events after catching up with them. Timelines will be adjusted as needed to make them fit. There are also references to the BBC series Sherlock, but not a lot of crossover plots.
Bookworms Notice: Hermione knew her parents loved her, but she never told either of her boys about what she felt was her greatest secret, for fear of being rejected just like she was in primary school. Before Luna slipped her that wizarding bodice-ripper, she had been sure that she was destined to be alone forever. But thankfully bookworms notice each others' gaps. AU after CoS; Canonical AU for a new cultural norm (Triads/Intersexuality). This story will feature intersexuality as a plot feature, including several known canon characters being intersex. As such there will be vibes of futa and mpeg, depending on if the individual identifies as girl or boy instead of something else. Due to the potential controversial nature of the subject matter, this story will be rated "M". A Lore Project.
Exiles (HP/Havan Saga crossover): Asteria has always known that she was the Child who Shouldn't have Been, despite what her parents and family told her. When her out of control magic forces her little branch of the family to leave the shelter of the Order Houses, it just seemed to underline this. Then Grandpa revealed the possible reason--Earth was more than just a myth. But it has been a long time since Xander Rimon had last visited the world in which he had been born and the wizarding Britain has changed a lot in the time which had passed. Now Asteria Rimon, daughter of the Great Bard and the Mother of Orlyns; granddaughter to Xander Rimon of Stars Passage and Theresa of the Everdark, will be starting her first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry just as the Chamber is opened. Will the world ever survive the return of the Rimons? This story is a crossover with an RPG world. Power dynamics will be slightly different than expected but are in keeping with RPG mechanics and traditions. This story will feature several relationship and identity factors that are considered controversial, making this story rated "M". A Lore Project.
In Progress On Site
Schrodinger's Effect: Luna makes a decision that will effect the entire world as we know it. Can she achieve her goals? Starts off Canon until the Epilogue. After Luna goes back? Canon is merely a guideline...
Through Feline Eyes (A Working Title): Madam Pomfrey has only ever failed a student once: when she could not turn Hermione Granger back into her human self. Now the Ministry has declared that Hermione is no better than a house elf and is going to auction her off. What will become of her now that she is listed under the header of "magical creature"? What is humanity anyway? AU after part of Chamber of Secrets and will be rated "M" due to content demanding maturity from readers. Will explore the darker aspects of humanity.
Random Ideas that May Eventual Become Stories
Harry Potter watches an American movie that gives him an hare-brained idea to summon a particular poltergeist by the name of Beatlejuice. Suddenly those who have done wrong to Harry find themselves bursting into random songs. Could this chaos be the power the Dark Lord knows not?
What if the Hogwarts nobodies--the sidekicks--learned just how important they are? Their very existence couldn't have been as vital to the outcome of the war as those of the Chosen One...could it? A Lore Project
Through a mysterious ritual dug out of a book from the Restricted Section, done only out of sheer desperation, Harry Potter becomes the originator for a fifth House at Hogwarts: the Xander House, for those who serve and protect. The Sorting Hat knows what is needed, a Sorting of those who wish to change or didn't fit before--of course the professors get their own dose of the fun! With the business of the Tournament in full swing already, how much chaos can the Headmaster take before he begins to transfigure people into lemon drops? A Lore Project
"Magic is real." This was the thought that suddenly hit a muggleborn fifth year. Her pureblood friend didn't understand why it had taken her four and a half years to figure it. Then she started pulling out D&D books and demanding to know why she couldn't do the spells from these books. That was only the beginning.
It was a harmless prank and was supposed to just be an illusion. Just make it seem like the image from the muggle card game seem real. It will be hilarious! Not so funny once the slivers began destroying the common room.
The Hogwarts Poker Game was a time-honed tradition and surprisingly one of the best kept secrets of the school. Who knew the fate of the Wizarding World would end up being determined, not by an epic battle, but by a single poker chip falling into just the right person's hands? A Lore Project.