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12 April 2014 @ 10:15 pm
Harry Potter - HET

Harry Potter - SLASH, FEMME, MORESOME, GEN, AND OTHER

Other fandoms
Includes: The Avengers (movieverse), The Dresden Files, Firefly/Serenity, The Hunger Games, The Inheritance Cycle, Stargate SG-1, Pirates of the Caribbean (movies), Star Trek (Reboot), Twilight, and 300


Original fiction - to be added at a later date
 
 
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It's better to fly and it's better to die
31 August 2015 @ 07:55 am
Title: One Brave Chance
Characters/Pairing: Luna/Hermione, Hermione/Ron
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: femme
Word count: 672
Summary: Luna wins a bet, and she claims it in an unusual fashion.
A/N: Happy birthday, katmarajade! I know these two aren’t on your fave’s list, but I thought you might like my little bunny. Many thanks to helenarickman for the beta. You saved me some embarrassing repetitions! All mistakes left are mine.


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18 January 2015 @ 12:12 am

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Day 15

In your own space, create your own challenge. What’s something you want to see more people doing in fandom? Is there something fun you’ve tried that you think other people would enjoy if they gave it a go? Dare your friends to try it out, and have fun with it. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


There are several things I would like to challenge the fandom community to do.

1 – Consider leaving a couple words of review when you read, instead of just hitting the Kudos button. Kudos are nice, but even a few words (it doesn’t have to be an in depth book review!) mean a lot more than just a little click.

2 – Write outside your box. Try a new pairing! A new situation! Even a new fandom! I’m the biggest fan of reading and writing something new if you can. Especially pairings you might not think of right away! Try something new!

3 – In conjunction with the first two, really. If you like an author’s works, give their other works a chance! I have read in fandoms and pairings I never would have tried, and LOVED them, because I loved work by that author already! So don’t say no just because it doesn’t initially look like your thing!
 
 
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18 January 2015 @ 12:04 am

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Day 14

In your own space, post recs for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


Instead of individual fanworks, which I really couldn’t decide on, I decided to grab a few communities with a plethora of good fanworks!

1 - grangersnape100 - this community has some awesomely talented drabble writers, and could always do with more participants! I should participate more, but I don’t always have inspiration these days.

2 - romancingwizard - God I loved this comm when it was running. It was my favorite and it made me work on so much variety and emotional impact. I loved it. It helped with my drabble writing skills and short writing and I really, really wish that it was still running.

3 - hp_humpdrabbles - Always good for short hotness on Wednesdays. Definitely needs more love! Good stuff on there to go back and read as well.

These three are full of fanworks! So yes, all the things!
 
 
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16 January 2015 @ 11:10 pm

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Day 13

In your own space, talk about a creator. Show us why you think they are amazing. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


Oh gosh, there are SO MANY talented people out there. A lot of them are on my friends list, here. You all are so amazing, you just blow me away all the time.

But I think this time, at least, I’ll highlight someone I’ve always adored -- somigliana. We became friends because we had so many flisters in common, I believe, and then played RP together for years, and I was lucky enough to beta a fair amount of her work. She has since fallen away from fandom, on the whole, and I miss her quite a bit. I would read anything she wrote, and know that she would sell me on the pairing or scenario.

She has so much stuff worth highlighting, it’s mind boggling. My very favorite story of hers, though, is probably The Silvering Divide.

The Traveller was also a brilliant piece of work.

Hearts Over Draconitas is a long time favorite – I adore her Charlie and Luna.

Everything she ever wrote for romancingwizard was awesome. It’s not all listed in her Writing Masterlist, so I recommend going over there and reading. There’s a ton of good reading there in a variety of pairings.

I keep hoping that someday she’ll write something more so I can enjoy reading it!
 
 
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13 January 2015 @ 08:27 am


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Day 12


In your own space, talk about what you bring to fandom. It can be something tangible, or not. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


I’m not really sure. I mean, for a while I brought a lot of short fic, with a wide variety of pairings. So writing of some quality, anyway. I think I bring a decent beta job to the table, for multiple fandoms. I like to think I’m a good RP partner, at least I try to be. I cheer other people on?

I read and try to leave reviews. I don’t read a LOT, but I love to read by recommendation. So feel free, any time.

I’ve been trying to participate in fandom more again. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, and I think I was somewhat successful last year, even if I didn’t produce much.

I used to moderate a last drabble writer standing community, something I’d love to reboot again if I could get someone to help me out with things.

Um. Anything else? Um um um. I don’t really think I bring a lot to the table, really. I’m pretty much a lurker in a lot of things. I go to cons?
 
 
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12 January 2015 @ 09:00 am


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In your own space, post a rec for fannish and/or creative resources. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

For HP stuff, I tend to use the online lexicon and a variety of other things. Usually it just depends on what I’m doing. I also got the official creature book for Christmas, which I plan on making good use of. I use RP character sheets sometimes, but mostly when I write characters I’ve played before.

For Star Trek and other things, I have an old RPG book, plus there’s a ton of online resources. Same with a couple of other things. I do so wish I could write my epic Star Trek reboot AU. (Yes, an AU of an AU, lol). For my Honor Harrington fangroup, I use the online wiki, the resources, the group gave me, and the god called Google.

For original writing, I tend to use my research – for my Regency work , I have a plethora of links that need to be organized someday. I also use some images, poems, songs, all sorts of things. A lot of my titles come from songs. I just wish I could write something sufficiently long to call a novel or something.

Sorry I don’t have anything concrete. I’m tired, and it’s been a long day.
 
 
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11 January 2015 @ 12:41 am


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Day 10



Stretch yourself a little and try something new. Go play in a new fandom or with a new pairing. Try working in a new medium. Or check out some fanworks that are new to you. (The recs from Day 1 might be a good place to start!) Leave a comment in this post saying you did it.


Gosh I’m not really sure what counts for this. I’ve read so many fandoms, and dabbled in a few…

But I went ahead and asked triskellion for a few recs in her new fandom, The Hobbit, and so I’m starting to read one of those right now :) We’ll see how It turns out!
 
 
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09 January 2015 @ 08:12 am


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Day 9
In your own space, talk about what surprises you about fandom. It could be a pairing or fandom you never thought you'd like. A fanwork type you never knew existed. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so. Talk about a talent you discovered you have. Finding folks who are geekier than you, or on the flip side, finding out that there is no one geekier than you. A person who changed your life. The possibilities are endless. Big or small, what unexpected surprises have you found?


Oh gosh. I’m surprised at how much fandom has meant to me – how much it’s led to. My best friends all came out of fandom in some way, shape or form. triskellion, Leah, somigliana, even my darling angel_vixen came tangentially from fandom (Through a fandom friend). I love you guys so much. I don’t know what I’d have done without all of you throughout the years. You all have changed my life. *hugs everyone close* If I’ve forgotten anyone here, please don’t be mad! I’m so tired!

Some of my best times have come from it. My ability to at least seem extroverted at times in public can be traced to conventions, which came from fandom. This has been an invaluable skill, at work and in general.

There are a few surprises I could have done without – some friends I made then lost; a few fics I wish I had never had scar my brain. (There’s a reason I still add house elf sex to my list of squicks, folks.)

I never would have expected to love SS/HG, which is my first pairing and the one where almost all my friends live. Or be fascinated with Arthur/Bellatrix. Or write like I have in the past. Writing – ah, I think I might have a small talent for it! I will never be a JKR, but I adore it and I think there is something there I’d love to do something with someday.

Or to have developed more mad editing skills through fandom. Or some minor coding skills. Things I can build on later in life, I hope.

Oh gosh, fandom has brought me so many things and people and all the things that I value so much.
 
 
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09 January 2015 @ 07:57 am

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Day 8

In your own space, create a love meme for yourself. Let people tell you how amazing and awesome and loveable you really are. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so. Surf the comments and find people to give love to.


Not something I normally do, but… here we go, I guess!
 
 
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08 January 2015 @ 08:44 am

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Day 7

In your own space, share your love for a trope, cliché, kink, motif, or theme. (More than one is okay, too.) Tell us about it, tell us why you love it, give us some examples and recs. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


Oh HMMMM. I’m not sure what my fave might be, really. I know I love for relationships to be somewhat realistic, and that if it’s just OH X AND Y ARE TOGETHER FOREVEH I can blink a lot and quit reading. I love a relationship having a basis and a depth – I prefer even my porn have some plot, please. Make me believe it, sell it to me, make me want it.

I love having unexpected commonalities or hobbies or such draw people together. I love to have my heart torn out sometimes, and hopefully put back together again.

Forgive me, honestly I’m really really tired and having trouble thinking right now.

I don’t like time travel that much, though there are of course exceptions to that rule. I love someone enriching the established world with their own take on some things without contradicting what already exists.

I love a sweeping romance. I love tension. I love love love fairy tale retellings. I love intellectual connections.

Oh gosh, there’s just so much I enjoy.
 
 
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08 January 2015 @ 08:36 am

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Day 6

In your own space, create a fanwork. A drabble, a ficlet, a podfic, or an icon, art or meta or a rec list. A picspam. Something. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.



Theodore’s hands smoothed over the blanket laying across the counter in front of him. You couldn’t see the magic that imbued it, but he could sense it. Mild cheering charm, calming charm, small things that would soothe the small upsets without hiding larger problems. Yes, it would be the perfect gift for his soon-to-arrive nephew. The newest Nott, and the new heir of the House.

He did not resent the latter, no. He’d never wished to be heir, and it would be a load off his shoulders to know the line was secured. No, his resentment lay directly elsewhere.

It lay in the bed his brother shared with Daphne. It lay in the beautiful roundness of her belly, and the tiny feet that kicked. It lay in the fact that his brother had stolen his school sweetheart and married her, and how he had to smile at them as if he didn’t care, and that it didn’t hurt.

And with how he knew that the moment his nephew was born, Theo would look at the baby and imagine he was his. And every time he did so, his heart would break yet again.

He paid for the blanket and smiled at the clerk, having her wrap it as well. Yes, Daphne would love it.
 
 
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05 January 2015 @ 06:26 pm
Yes, I'm skipping Day 4. I don't really know who to approach, to be honest.


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Day 5

In your own space, talk about your fannish origin story. How did you come to fandom, why did you choose your fannish name, do you have more than one secret identity? Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


If we’re going to get technical, my first fandom was Pern. This was long before I discovered that there was such a thing as fandom. I used to spin out stories for my brother at bed time when we were at my dad’s for a weekend, and invariably they were Pern stories. I grew up in Pern; part of my soul will always live there.

My introduction to HP fandom was random – I believe it was through Mugglenet? I was checking for updates on the next book (book… 4? Maybe?). I stumbled on an article about fanfiction and clicked on it. In it was a link to one of the first SS/HG stories, though I can’t remember the name of it. And it mentioned the Yahoo group WIKTT. And that was the beginning of the end. I started reading, and eventually I started writing, though I’ll never be known for my SS/HG stories.

Of course, all the cool kids had an LJ at that point, and I got one. Initially it was mainly filled with memes and such, and some RL stuff from college. I chose my username, gelsey, which I still use. It has ties back to my real first name, which is how I chose it. On WIKTT, I was known by my Yahoo email, arumorofangels.

Since then, of course, I’ve branched out in writing – I tend toward rarepairs and stuff no one really reads.

I’ve also played with other fandoms. Back when the Star Trek reboot came out, my friend triskellion linked me to the kink memes it spawned, and that was how I wrote my last bit of real fanfiction for several years.

I’ve dabbled in a couple other fandoms, more reading than writing, though. Ree introduced me to several fandoms I’ve enjoyed over the years, though I rarely write in them. But I’ve never left HP fandom, even if I’ve gotten quiet. I’ve been trying to be more active lately, though, and I don’t think I’ll ever leave HP fandom. It’s my favorite spot. I’ve RPed in it, I’ve written in it, I’ve read in it. I love it, and it is home for me.

I’m also a part of the Honor Harrington fandom. Not in writing anything, but in a fangroup I’m second-in-command in. It’s a lot of fun, and I’ve made a lot of friends there, as well.
 
 
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05 January 2015 @ 06:13 pm

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Day 3

In your own space, talk about your creative process - from what inspires you to what motivates you to how you manage to break through blocks. Does your process change depending on the type of creating you're doing? Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


Yes, I’m behind! Sorry!

My creative process usually involves an idea, a period of mulling it over, and then (if I’m lucky), a session at the computer that gets the idea completely down. This, of course, is dependent on it being short. My longer pieces take several sessions of this.

There are times when it all ends up hand written and then transcribed onto the computer. My most productive period was actually marked by this. When I was constantly producing in HP fandom, I often wrote in a notebook while attending a concert at college. My Star Trek stuff was almost exclusive written in notebooks after work and then typed out later.

I very rarely use outlines – I find them counter productive for my brain, which seems to think when I write out a thorough outline, I’m done.
 
 
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02 January 2015 @ 10:08 pm

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Day 2

In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your wish-list if you feel comfortable doing so. Maybe someone will grant a wish. Check out other people's posts. Maybe you will grant a wish. If any wishes are granted, we'd love it if you link them to this post.


1. More people reading and leaving reviews. Not just of my fics (though yes please!!!) but in general. I know leaving “kudos” is so easy to do, but I’m really a comment-monger and love nothing more than to get a comment that lets me know someone enjoyed something, and maybe even specifically what they liked.

2. More openness to pairings you might not typically read. Read outside your box! Write outside your box! Challenge yourself! You might find yourself pleasantly surprised.

3. Someone to write some rarepairs. My particular fave that I’ve never seen outside myself is Arthur Weasley/Bellatrix Black (I have so much headcanon for them even if I haven’t gotten around to writing it). Do other rarepairs! The older Weasley boys. Do things with lesser known characters!

4. I need a new layout, even if it’s not precisely fannish. Mine is oooooold.

5. More friends interested in what I am! Let’s all get along, folks :D
 
 
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01 January 2015 @ 11:54 pm

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Day 1

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.



1. Third Star to the Right
Ten years after the war, Severus Snape is declared legally dead despite the lack of body, and Hermione Granger is given the responsibility of dealing with his estate by being the only member of the Order of the Phoenix willing to do so. But at Spinner’s End, she finds a book on a child’s bloodstained bed: a copy of Peter and Wendy. When she somehow falls into the story, can she and Captain Snape find a way back out?
Severus Snape/Hermione Granger. My first pairing and the one where most of my friends still live. I’m proud of several of my SS/HG fics, but this is probably the chief one.

2. The Heart Only Breaks When It’s Beating
Jim Kirk's heart has always led him well, a steady beat of his own internal drummer. He's forced to break it, however, and the consequences are more devastating than he expected.
Kirk/Spock reboot fic. I’m actually really proud of all of my Star Trek fic. Most of it virtually wrote itself, and each is different. I’ve even done humor! But this one and I Am Not Your Child both broke my heart a bit writing them, like I suspect all the best fics do.

3. A Pressing Conspiracy
Severus Snape is hired by the Ministry to investigate The Quibbler and its owner-editor, Luna Lovegood. He finds much more than he ever expected.
Severus Snape/Luna Lovegood. It and my other SS/LL fics are both matters of some small pride – this one because it’s probably my only mystery, and the other (Chiaroscuro) for stylistic reasons. This one also amused me a great deal, and shows how much I love The Dresden Files, I suspect.

Though to be honest, there are a lot of my Harry Potter fandom fics that I love to look back on. I was good at short fic – especially the stuff I wrote for Romancing the Wizard. So I think some of those are worth the read, even if the pairings aren’t typical.

I'm not usually good at promoting myself, and there are a lot of fics I've written that I actually enjoy reading again. But most are short, and I like them for different reasons, so if you'd like to explore them and maybe leave me a comment or two, I'd love to hear from you.
 
 
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04 December 2014 @ 08:32 am
All right, so I make ABSOLUTELY NO PROMISES, but several people I know are doing holiday things.

I make no commitments.

But if you want to give me a few prompts, and potentially get a drabble or bigger thing, please, leave me a few!

I'll be taking prompts for Harry Potter and for any RP things. If you know me well enough to give me another fandom, please, you can attempt it! You can even try original.

Comments will be screened. :D


Please give me:
Fandom -
Characters/Pairings -
Prompts -
Other - anything else that might affect what you want.
 
 
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21 October 2014 @ 04:59 pm

so, anyone interested in a drabble/drawble meet up at Misti?

I'm considering putting in for a meet up.

 
 
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Title: A Pleasure to Meet You
Prompt: Five places they might have met, and the one place they did. Suggested: Luna/Rolf, Luna/Harry
Characters: Luna/Rolf, various others
Word Count: ~ 1,843
Rating: PG-13
Beta(s): triskellion and angel_vixen
Summary: There were many times Luna and Rolf nearly met throughout the years, and who knows how things might have gone if they had then. But Fate thwarted them many times…
Author's/Artist's Notes: Written for hpholiday's Fantastic Men fest in 2014. I used primeideal's prompt.

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