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December 9th, 2007
It's 9:30 PM Sunday and my older brother is officially eighteen. He's also been accepted into college. I'm very proud and even though he'll be staying at home (the college is nearby), I feel old and scared.
One of his friends at his party Friday looked like a giant Remus. At a Christmas party I went to Saturday, "Ron Weasley" showed up. I am clearly a geek.
I am nearly done with my rs_smallgift and not sure if I like it. I also have not done my biology, math, or history homework/studying, and I have to schedule two meetings soon but have no free days until...a week from Friday. Also, I really, really want to see Golden Compass.
But not all is woe. I have a check coming in the mail, most of my Christmas shopping is done, and ten minutes after posting on accio rs fics, two people found a fic I've wanted to reread since forever.
Only eleven days till winter break. I'm going to go write a couple e-mails and then study for bio.
November 8th, 2007
So, is anyone out there on the f-list doing rs_small_gifts this year? (or online right now and willing to do me a favor?)
I signed up for the exchange, but then realized I had to make claims on the 10th, at which time I will be
living like a caveman for fun!
camping and without internet access. So I need someone to claim for me.
Essentially you say, "I, _______, claim (this prompt) on behalf of orngsnapdragon, since she is unavailable to do so."
If there's anyone trolling the f-list right now and willing to do this for me, let me know.
And I'll, um, write you a drabble. :D?
September 3rd, 2007
To the Rescue!
decided to make a comic. With superheroes. Because it's not really
a comic unless there are superheroes in it, yeah?
But the thing is, I really, really suck at coming up with superhero (and supervillian) names. So, if you, dear wonderful f-list, could come up with some superhero/villian names (and powers if you want)I'd be very grateful.
Please? :D? *holds out plate of cookies*
August 19th, 2007
Ficlet: Time Capsule
Written for nest_of_spidersTitle:
Sirius, mention of othersRating:
Sirius has ways to make sure he remembers.Word Count:
Not mine, making no money. All in good fun.Prompt:
16 (Urban Guerilla)
Have survived first week of junior year. All is well. Huzzah.
More fic for nest_of_spiders http://community.livejournal.com/nest_of_spiders/Title:
Lily/James, Sirius, mentions of Harry, others, implications of earlier Remus/SiriusRating:
Character deaths (canon)Summary:
Lily has always been good at charms.Word Count:
Not mine, making no money. All in good fun.Prompt:
"Swish and flick, remember, swish and flick. And saying the magic words properly is very important too.
- Flitwick, PS/SS, Chapter 10
August 11th, 2007
Written for prompt number 9
over at nest_of_spiders
In the Early Morning HoursSummary:
The last morning of James and Lily's honeymoon.Characters/Pairings:
James/Lily, mention of other charactersRating:
Hard T? Soft R? For nekkidness, implied sex, and er, fondling.Word Count:
I know Brighton isn't on the Mediterranean, but I was inspired more by the idea of naked people + seaside. Also, this is my attempt to write something "shorter." Because everything I write tends to spin out of contol. Disclaimer:
I don't own Harry Potter. I am not making any money from this. Both characters in this fic are over eighteen.
August 10th, 2007
I may have just had my first date?
. . .
(Also, does anyone have some good R/S? Something light and sweet but not excessively fluffy, or, y'know, cloying.
Also#2: I've decided to participate in dh_exchange
. You should too.)
August 8th, 2007
Written for prompt 2 of nest_of_spiders
There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other. -Philospher/Sorceror's StoneTitle
: The Politics of ChildhoodSummary
: It's because of Petunia that Lily goes to Spinner's End. Gen.Rating
: PG I guess, for a couple of curse words.Characters
: Petunia, Lily, OFC, Elaine Snape, SeverusWord Count
: Characters and subject matter are property of J.K. Rowling. I am making no money for writing this fic. Warnings
: Arrgh! Here thar be DH spoilers!
August 1st, 2007
Despite having a bazillion other things I really should be working on, I wrote this. It's in response to prompt one over at nest_of_spiders
and will probably be x-posted at love_lingers
Rating: G ish.
Characters/Pairings: Frank/Alice, Augusta, newborn Neville, Dumbledore, a few other Order members. Sirius/Remus implied, but it's not there if you don't want it to be.
Warnings: None, spoiler free for DH. Oh. Also, it's unbetaed. So, possible errors ahoy!
Word count: 1,095
A/N: This is my fourth try at this story, and I'm still not sure I like it. Mostly, I'm just glad to be finishing something again.
Summary: Everyone has a gift for the newest Longbottom. Some are more appreciated than others.
July 19th, 2007
Why not sit down on this nice couch of mine...?
So, I've been in Europe for the past 5 weeks or so, and I flew into L.A. about two days ago and arrived home yesterday afternoon. And so, in yesterday's L.A. Times I learned that apparently someone has leaked Deathly Hollows on the internet.
Seriously, what the fuck? What kind of crap is that? While it seems a bit harsh to wish death on this person (or persons) or even blindness, I'm thinking a proclivity towards strep throat for the rest of their life would be in order. That or they repent and work for a charity organization in, say, Africa. That's cool too.
But anyway. Before tomorrow night and everyone learns everything (and am I the only one depressed that this is The End?), I want to say my theory about Why Voldemort Gave Lily Evans/Potter the Chance to Live.
To wit: Voldie had an Oedipus Complex. Well, kinda, not really. But I've been thinking about since HBP, and it seems to me that Voldemort probably felt abandoned by his mother. Remember how Riddle figured it was his dad who had been a wizard? Remember how his reasoning was if his mom was a witch, she wouldn't have been so weak and died in childbirth?
And then he finds out his mom was a witch. She was magical. She could have saved herself. (Or, at least, that's what he thinks.) How's that gonna feel? It's gonna feel like she abandoned him. She didn't care enough about her own son to live for him. She didn't love him enough. He wasn't worth living for.
That's a lot of angst.
Voldemort has no problem with gratuitous killing, especially the gratuitous killing of Mudbloods. And why should he care for the feelings of his Death Eaters? Can anyone seriously believe that Snape having feelings for Lily would have convinced VD to give her a reprieve? (Which is, as far as I understand, a popular theory.) He <i>tortures</i> his most loyal followers, chops off their hand and such. He's not gonna spare Lily so she and Snape can possibly get it on. So those aren't the reasons he gave her a chance.
Rather in Lily and Harry, he sees a similar situation to what he figures his mom faced. The situations are somewhat inverted, I admit it. Vd's mom (whose name I unfortunately do not remember at this point in time) could either die and be at peace, or live and be forced to raise a son on her own, without her family or the man she loves. So, she died. She took, as Vd sees it, the "easy way out." Lily, on the other hand, being a Mudblood, a powerful witch, and a member of the Order has three mighty compelling reasons to be killed, can either die attempting to save her son (and most likely fail), or abandon him and live, apparently with the good will of Voldemort. Seen from the most objective viewpoint possible, the latter's going to be the more attractive, "easier" option. There was no reason for Lily to believe that Harry could possibly survive.
Both moms had the choice to abandon their son for an easier option. So, here Vd has an experiment. If Lily decides to abandon Harry, to do what's best for her rather than what's best for her child, then he's vindicated. His mom didn't leave him because there was something wrong with him, because he wasn't worth it. She abandoned him because humans are inherently weak, a mother's love isn't reason enough to attempt to save or be with your son.
But, and here's the crux of the matter, I think Vd's mom had no choice but to die. She was destitute. She was homeless. The man she loved had cruelly rejected her. She wasn't in good shape, probably exhausted, and she probably wasn't even that good of a witch. Childbirth is, as far as I understand it, not easy. Without using her magic, both her and her son would die. Using what magic she had left, she could either use it to save her own life, or that of her son's. She chose Tom's life. Both Vd's mom and Lily died to save their son's life. Another way Harry and Voldemort are connected, are similar. And this way, I think, is going to be the most important of them all, and an important plot point in the final book.
I just don't know how.
And, on a side note, I think had Voldemort decided to attack the Longbottoms, there would have been the same result. Alice would sacrifice herself for her son. And I'm not saying that because my version of Alice would do it, but because any decent mother would.