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Welcome to my LJ!
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Hello friends!
I've created this site primarily to establish my existence within the world of Harry Potter fan fiction.  I'm an avid reader (one might - like my husband, for example - say obsessive), however, having no creative writing ability whatsoever, I'll never be an author!  I don't really even like to write reviews, because I can never think of anything remotely original to say - although I will occasionally post one because the author has begged nicely or I've been particularly moved by a story.

Thanks for checking out my journal - you're probably here trying to verify a registration or something similar.  Feel free to email me if you need more info!

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OMG - not only did I ace thequiz_sshg - I won the prize! Maybe it's a tall, dark & snarky Potions Master... hmmmmm...

Thanks so much to morethansirius and mollyssister for running the quiz. Not only is it great fun, it's an amazing resource as a fic finder and rec list for some of the best SS/HG stories on the internetz! You ladies ROCK!!

disturbing trend
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I've noticed a disturbing trend recently - several of my favorite HP authors have been removing their works from the internet. I keep lists/links of my favorite stories in several ways - on delicious.com, in an excel spreadsheet and in the favorites section of several archives. However, none of those help when LJ's are deleted and/or stories removed from archives.

Note that this is NOT a criticism of authors who decide to remove their fics - I always assume they have valid, personal reasons for removing them. I just miss them!!!

Sometimes an author will give warning (i.e. lulabelle72) so that you can download anything you want to keep, but more often, they just seem to disappear overnight. At least to someone that isn't on LJ daily, it seems that way... The most recent one that distressed me was dynonugget. I've loved her works since I found them early in my sojourn into HP fanfic (in 2008). She disappeared briefly, then came back with her own archive. But then a couple of days ago, I tried to go to a story I had bookmarked, and her LJ, both personal and fic archive, had been deleted - and I've never saved any of her stories to my computer.

So, I've started a process of saving my favorites to my computer. Some sites make it fairly easy with a "print story" option - I just copy & past into a Word document, then clean up the formatting, and ta-da! I can re-read when ever I want. Some aren't so easy - they have to be tediously copied a chapter at a time and then require quite a bit of cleaning up. However, I've also discovered Calibre, which lets you convert pdfs or word docs into .epub files so I can read them through Stanza on my iPhone - fantastic!!

I just wish I'd been doing it all along with my favorites...

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This is the pretty banner morethansirius created for getting all the answers in this week's quiz_sshg!


SSHG Quiz - Squeeeee!
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How cool is this?!?! I've been a member of the SSHG Quiz for quite a while - I've discovered some of my favorite stories through the quiz - but I've never been brave enough or had the right timing to actually enter. Well, the stars all lined up last weekend and I realized the first Quiz after the hiatus for the SSHG Exchange had been posted. Not only that, I actually knew most of the answers and quickly went and figured out the rest - then, low & behold, I got a message from morethansirius saying my entry had been picked as the winner! Squeeeee! OK, OK, I know I'm probably overreacting here, but as a complete lurker in fanfiction, it's really very exciting! Be sure & check out this week's quiz - they had a great list of themes to choose from. I'm hoping to discover another story gem or two from this round!

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This is kind of fun - it creates a collage based on your interests in your profile - somewhat customizable. :-)

I couldn't resist...
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Ron Weasley
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"Ron was funny, and as intelligent as he cared to be, but both too laid-back and too literal-minded to appreciate subtle games. He simply couldn't be arsed, and she didn't expect him to."

This is one of my favorite descriptions of Ron Weasley. It's from "Tiger by the Tail" by thimble_kiss, a terrific HG/VK post-war story. While I'm not usually a fan of Hermione/Ron stories, I really don't like Ron-bashing. He's a likable guy, just not suited for Hermione. For that matter, I'm not really into any Weasley-bashing. Molly seems to be the one that takes the brunt of the abuse; I see her as a strong woman who loves her family (actual & adopted) deeply. As someone who has chosen to stay home and be a full-time mom, I can relate to her. Not that I have any problem with moms that choose to work outside of the home, I just don't want them to have a problem with those of us that don't.

OK - that got a little off track... :D I really just wanted to throw this description of Ron out there because I really think thimble_kiss has hit the nail on the head with who Ron really is. I remember reading once in a story where Hermione was talking about Ron and about how he couldn't be relied upon, because he "always leaves"; referring to how he would withdraw from Harry and/or Hermione when he got angry and how he left in DH. I don't really think that's quite fair to judge him that way, he was still just a kid and had kid reactions to difficult situations. I like to think as he grew up and matured, he would have outgrown that tendency. Mad Martha at marthas_library writes a lovely Ron in her stories. Be aware that she writes Harry/Ron stories; if you are OK with that pairing, her stories are some of the best (of any ship!) that I've read!

Hufflepuffs Unite!
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Well, I've taken the quiz twice and both times have come up as Hufflepuff; I guess it must be true. I was hoping for Ravenclaw - when all is said and done I value intelligence over most other traits, but it always has to be tempered with compassion and empathy, otherwise it's hollow - that must come through in my quiz answers. Ravenclaw did come in a strong second, so I'll be content. I'm really not complaining, not much anyway, I guess it's one of my insecurities. I know I'm smart, but not really, really smart and I would like to be... Enough of the pity party - go badgers!! (I will say, I've always thought badgers were totally cool creatures - even pre-Harry Potter!)

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What American Accent Do You Have? Quiz
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What can I say - I don't think I have much of an accent, but my Philadelphia cousins tell me otherwise... :D

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What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on Memegen.net

Southern. Love it or hate it, your accent says you're probably from somewhere south of the Ohio River.

If you're not from the South, you probably were overanalyzing the questions. Take the quiz again but don't think so hard next time.

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?




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