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16 December 2016 @ 01:33 pm
Friending Meme!  
So I know a lot of us are more connected this year, after secretlypadfoot hosted a friending meme last year. But I know we have even more people around this year, and I know I didn't meet everyone last year! So I decided that maybe for once I should go ahead and do something, and so I'm going to host a friending meme this year. This might not be the time of year for it, I don't know. But there's no harm in giving it a go, right? I love having more friends and a more active friends list this year, and feeling more connected all around.

So...

friendingmeme


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And here's a little quiz for you to take. It's largely taken from dear Padfoot, with a few tweaks by yours truly. If you have suggestions to change it up, let me know!

Copy/paste from here!:
 
 
Momomomotastic on December 21st, 2016 06:09 pm (UTC)
Name? momo
Are you over the age of 18? definitely.
Rough location? Saxony/Germany
What do you post in your journal? mostly personal entries, whining about writing, ranting about RL. You know, the kind of thing you use journals for.
What is your Friending policy? I'll friend you if our interests align and if you use your LJ for more than just fics/art/etc.

Who are your favorite HP characters? Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy
What are your favorite pairings? Drarry, and that's pretty much all I still actively ship.
What do you enjoy? (Het? Slash? Femmeslash? Threesomes? Modern AU? Canon?) I'm honestly fine with anything. I'll probably be more inclined towards maleslash then femslash or het, but if the story interests me, I'll give most things a go.
What are some of your favorite kinks/themes/genres/tropes? oh, boy. Hurt/comfort, angst, slow burn. Those are my all-time favourites. I'll go for any kind of pining, friends to lovers, fake relationships, mistaken identities. I'll just eat up all the traditional rom com stuff, honestly.
What are your squicks? kinks and triggers that aren't warned for. I'll be able to decide if I'm in the mood for something if I know beforehand what it is, but I'll be severely unimpressed if works aren't tagged or have notes. Major Character Death is ALWAYS a no-no.
What are some of your favorite communities/fests? I'm actually not active in the HP community atm because I'm immersed in another fandom. If/When I come back to it, I'll look into it.

What other fandoms are you a part of/a fan of/participate in? Right now it's almost entirely BBC's Merlin. I dabble in Cabin Pressure from time to time, and on tumblr I'll often reblog anything from any show/movie/book I ever liked.
What are your favorite pairings/characters in those? in Merlin it's Merthur, and various background pairings. In Cabin Pressure it's Marlas. In other fandoms it's often canon ships or popular ships.

What do you do in fandom? (artist/writer/beta/graphics maker/mod/lurker/etc) I write, I podfic, and that's about it :)
What rating is your journal/work? Usually mature at the very least.
How long have you been in fandom? uh, about 15 years now? And yes, HP was pretty much my first :)
Any other interests you want us to know about? (Music? TV shows? Politics? Family? Pets? School? Hobbies?) I'm a feminist librarian working in a scientific library specialising on Christian theology and religious education (ha, I know).
Anything else you'd like to share? I know I come across as standoffish and arrogant but I've learned a lot about what I want out of (online) acquaintances, and if I friend you back it's because I think we'd get along and could become (online) friends.
Amoretteamorette on December 22nd, 2016 03:10 am (UTC)
I like you. Friend?
(no subject) - momotastic on December 22nd, 2016 08:12 am (UTC) (Expand)
It's better to fly and it's better to diegelsey on December 22nd, 2016 03:35 am (UTC)
I think we might get along. Friends?
(no subject) - momotastic on December 22nd, 2016 08:12 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - gelsey on December 22nd, 2016 10:24 am (UTC) (Expand)
nerakrose: ohh a bookstorenerak_rose on December 22nd, 2016 11:17 am (UTC)
Hey! I think we might get along :) here's my thread: http://gelsey.livejournal.com/621074.html?thread=4472850#t4472850

Y/N ?
(no subject) - momotastic on December 22nd, 2016 02:28 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Alice in Slaughterhousemijeli on December 27th, 2016 08:33 pm (UTC)
I'm in a terrible on-and-off relationship with LJ right now, but ... I really like the vibe I get from you. May I friend you anyway? :)
(no subject) - momotastic on December 27th, 2016 08:57 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Amoretteamorette on December 22nd, 2016 03:59 am (UTC)
Name? Amorette
Are you over the age of 18? I am 26
Rough location? East Coast, USA
What do you post in your journal? Too much. ADHD-fueled randomness.
What is your Friending policy? Generally very open

Who are your favorite HP characters? Draco, Dumbledore, Sirius, Ron
What are your favorite pairings? Harry/Draco is major OTP status, followed closely by Albus/Gellert. But I like lots of other pairs too: James Sirius/Albus Severus, Percy/Hermione, Snape/Hermione, and loads of varied rare pairs. I want to get into more Ron pairings bc he is hot af.
What do you enjoy? (Het? Slash? Femmeslash? Threesomes? Modern AU? Canon?) I gravitate toward maleslash but I also really love het and femslash as well. I just love anything well-written and that tells a good story or is super hot and kinky or delivers all the romance feels. I also like and enjoy canon pairings (except where my OTP is concerned) (I tend to do this thing where Meant-to-Be and Soulmates and OTPs are the kind of feels I look for and that generally keep me in a place for a long time, so I do tend to pair characters in a True Love sort of way).
What are some of your favorite kinks/themes/genres/tropes? Romance, romance, romance! Like, heart-bursting chest feels. Also I am a very smut-oriented fandomer and I do enjoy those high ratings. I love kink, especially if framed in a taboo way: non-con, dub-con, underage (lower age limit 15+), Dom/sub and Master/slave dynamics, Alphas/Omegas, physically rough sex, dirty talk and very vocal sex, degradation and humiliation, men wearing lingerie ... and many more. Some of my favorite things to read are: enemy-slash and hate-to-love, jealousy and possessiveness, forced proximity tropes, love triangles, Wrong to Be Together dynamics, mysteries and case!fic, plotty stories.
What are your squicks? MCD, heavy angst, unhappy ending (depends on story), cutting/blood, genderbending (usually), parent-child or brother-sister incest.
What are some of your favorite communities/fests? hd fests, hp_kinkfest, hp_crossgenfest, hp_nextgenfest, hp_darkarts.

What other fandoms are you a part of/a fan of/participate in? Currently I'm obsessed with The Dark Knight Rises. I have also dabbled in Teen Wolf and Merlin for shipping purposes but I am completely inactive in those atm. In a non-shippy but generally flaily way, I love Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, and Lord of the Rings (ok sort of shippy on this one).
What are your favorite pairings/characters in those? TDKR: Bane/Blake -- pretty OTP status

What do you do in fandom? reader, writer, reccer, wannabe lurker
What rating is your journal/work? NC-17
How long have you been in fandom?since 2012
Any other interests you want us to know about? (Music? TV shows? Politics? Family? Pets? School? Hobbies?) Moderately liberal, feminist, makeup and beauty junkie, reader, tv show binger, writer, marketing person, self-improvement obsessive, food food food, spiritual.
Anything else you'd like to share? I bookmark/"rec" on lovethisfic. I also have a tumblr but I mostly use it to reblog pics of Tom Hardy atm: @amorettehd


Edited at 2016-12-22 04:05 am (UTC)
nerakrose: keep calm and write somethingnerak_rose on December 22nd, 2016 10:54 am (UTC)
Name? Karen
Are you over the age of 18? Just turned 29
Rough location? Scandinavia! Currently on a temporary stint in Finland. I usually live in Denmark.
What do you post in your journal? Real life stuff under flock, and it's probably 99% of what I use my journal for as I transitioned to LJ from a real life paper diary back in the day. Recs and other fandom related posts are public (though I have noticed that I usually claim fest entries under flock...hmmm...). I update roughly once a week.
What is your Friending policy? I prefer LJ friends who also use their journals to talk about their RL. Pure fandom journals get really tedious really fast and make me uncomfortable because I feel the sharing goes only one way. I'm also not likely to read your fic when you post it (unless it looks like something I'd enjoy), but I also don't expect my flist to read my fic when I post it, so.

Who are your favorite HP characters? Remus Lupin, Sirius black, Teddy Lupin, Luna Lovegood, and many more.
What are your favorite pairings? Remus/Sirius, Percy/Oliver, Teddy/James, Hugo/Scorpius, and, arguably, Harry/Draco.
What do you enjoy? (Het? Slash? Femmeslash? Threesomes? Modern AU? Canon?) I gravitate towards m/m ships and fiction in general. I LOVE AUs with a fiery burning passion.
What are some of your favorite kinks/themes/genres/tropes? Enemies to friends to lovers, pining, slow burn, fake dating/marriage, more - I have a kinks & squicks list.
What are your squicks? Smut, basically, including any and all kink because I don't care about smut to begin with. Major character death, dark fic, gore, etc.
What are some of your favorite communities/fests? hd_erised, rs_games, rs_small_gifts, anything next-gen orientated, hd_smoochfest, festivebastion and the volstovic cycle remix challenge.

What other fandoms are you a part of/a fan of/participate in? Primarily Volstovic Cycle. I have also written fic for Marvel in the past.
What are your favorite pairings/characters in those? Rook/Thom (sorry not sorry), Caius/Al, Anastasia/Antoinette, Kalim/Malahide, and assorted airmen in assorted combinations - with a fandom this tiny one can't really be picky. I've been In this fandom since 2012. As for marvel, I have lost all interest in shipping so I don't care to answer this question.

What do you do in fandom? (artist/writer/beta/graphics maker/mod/lurker/etc) Write, primarily, but I also mod and do art on occasion.
What rating is your journal/work? Older stuff can be rated as high as NC-17, but these days I rarely even reach R. My RL posts are pretty tame.
How long have you been in fandom? on and off since age 15, currently on a 10+ year streak. I've been in HP fandom actively since 2010.
Any other interests you want us to know about? (Music? TV shows? Politics? Family? Pets? School? Hobbies?) I do watch a lot of tv and knit while doing it as I get restless if I'm not doing anything. I read a lot of books and my taste can be pretty much described as "if it's queer and/or fantasy, I'm all over it". I also write my own original (queer) stuff though I haven't published anything yet. I have a very large family who I love dearly, but am happily single and childless myself.
Anything else you'd like to share? I'm nonbinary but primarily female presenting. Used to identify as a trans guy for the longest time, but have mellowed somewhat over time and now don't really want to put a label on my gender and usually just label myself as queer without going into details - I've managed to find a way to be (mostly) comfortable in my skin without going through transition. They/them or she/her pronouns are both fine. I'm somewhere on the ace spectrum as well.
themightyflynn: Hugothemightyflynn on December 22nd, 2016 11:34 am (UTC)
O.O Hugo/Scorpius, Percy/Oliver and a fellow ace? Hi! Unfortunately, I think my journal would probably horrify you with the smut/kinks I write, but I just wanted to say hi. :)
nerakrose: are you insane?nerak_rose on December 22nd, 2016 12:11 pm (UTC)
Hi! It's so rare to find other people who also ship Hugo/Scorpius and Percy/Oliver :D

Honestly it doesn't really bother me. it's not like I go into fits at the sight of an x-rated fic. (And I follow porn blogs on tumblr, I mean...) it's only that I won't read it or skip the smut scenes in fic. *shrugs*
(no subject) - themightyflynn on December 22nd, 2016 08:05 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nerak_rose on December 22nd, 2016 09:31 pm (UTC) (Expand)
It's better to fly and it's better to diegelsey on December 23rd, 2016 10:31 am (UTC)
I do love me some Percy/Oliver :)

Want to be friends?
nerakrose: are you insane?nerak_rose on December 23rd, 2016 01:49 pm (UTC)
I miss writing them! I've been toying with some ideas lately, so I might write something in the new year. :)

Yeah, sure! :D
(no subject) - gelsey on December 24th, 2016 03:42 am (UTC) (Expand)
Zigadenuszigadenus on December 27th, 2016 03:48 pm (UTC)
My god, someone else in this fandom who's on the ace spectrum? I thought I was the only unicorn! Just wanted to shout-out and say 'hi'.
(no subject) - nerak_rose on January 2nd, 2017 07:23 am (UTC) (Expand)
hiddenhibernianhiddenhibernian on December 22nd, 2016 09:59 pm (UTC)
Name?
hiddenhibernian (my real name is far too identifying, sorry)

Are you over the age of 18?
Oh, yes

Rough location?
Ireland

What do you post in your journal?
Not much, I'm afraid - my LiveJournal activity is mainly restricted to fests, although I'd like to change that.

What is your Friending policy?
Anyone who asks

Who are your favorite HP characters?
The ones I like writing about (Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Severus Snape) are not necessarily the ones I like the most - Ron is by far my favourite character, being supremely well-rounded with all too believable faults. I also like Fred and George, Minerva McGonagall (fanfiction did a lot to open my mind to more *ahem* interesting interpretations of her character) and Neville.

What are your favorite pairings?
I started out reading SS/HG and then branched out to Draco/Hermione - now I'd rather read something that surprises me than a specific pairing.

What do you enjoy? (Het? Slash? Femmeslash? Threesomes? Modern AU? Canon?)
As above - I'm not too fussy about the pairing unless I'm writing. I don't really see the point of non-magical A/Us - the main attraction of the Potterverse to me is the vast unexplored possibilities (albeit somewhat less unexplored following the Cursed Child). Canon is amazing, especially when a writer picks it up and runs with it, changing the perspective completely. I do love a good dystopia as well - wizarding politics seem completely messed up, so there is fertile breeding ground there for darker stories.

What are some of your favorite kinks/themes/genres/tropes?
Forced partnership (you have to get my main pairings together somehow, and short of writing 20,000 words of backstory it's usually the easiest way). The enduring effects of the war: it ends so quickly in canon, and the wizarding world isn't exactly equipped to deal with the aftermath. The dangers of magic: part of the attraction of the Potterverse is how magic makes the shadows darker – the implications of Polyjuice and Apparition are truly frightening if used for nefarious purposes.

What are your squicks?
Non-con, especially if dealt with poorly. Pairings for the sake of it, without developing the relationship. I'm also not a fan of infidelity.

What are some of your favorite communities/fests?
I've a soft spot for [Unknown LJ tag]. I also look forward to [Unknown LJ tag] and anything hosted by [Unknown LJ tag]

What other fandoms are you a part of/a fan of/participate in?
I read a bit of Sherlock fanfiction. I see someone else considered Dramione a slightly embarrassing pairing – I started out reading Twilight fanfiction, so I think I can top that... It did have the advantage of showing that fanfiction can exceed the quality of canon.
What are your favorite pairings/characters in those?
John/Sherlock

What do you do in fandom? (artist/writer/beta/graphics maker/mod/lurker/etc)
Write

What rating is your journal/work?
I rarely stray above R, and then it's usually due to language rather than sexual content.

How long have you been in fandom?
Around 2010

Any other interests you want us to know about? (Music? TV shows? Politics? Family? Pets? School? Hobbies?)
I'm quite interested in politics, and it tends to spill over into my writing. I also enjoy reading (naturally) – some favourites being PG Wodehouse, Georgette Heyer and Terry Pratchett.

Anything else you'd like to share?
Leakycon will take place over here in 2017 – let me know if you're going, and I can provide an extensive list of pubs you must visit.
hikorichanhikorichan on December 23rd, 2016 01:29 am (UTC)
I too love a unique fic (and SS/HG), especially post-war fics. Friends?
hiddenhibernianhiddenhibernian on December 23rd, 2016 09:15 pm (UTC)
Friends! You've actually beta'd one of my fics - I knew I recognised your username...
It's better to fly and it's better to diegelsey on December 23rd, 2016 10:33 am (UTC)
I've read some twilight fic that far exceeded canon writing :P

I love unique stuff and hopefully manage to write it at least a little bit.

Friends?
hiddenhibernianhiddenhibernian on December 23rd, 2016 09:17 pm (UTC)
I can well believe it :)

Friends - and thank you for hosting this, it's a lovely idea!
(no subject) - gelsey on December 24th, 2016 03:44 am (UTC) (Expand)
because I'm fun like that: Teen Wolf - (102) Lydia's a brain greenmarishna on December 23rd, 2016 06:44 pm (UTC)
Name? Erin
Are you over the age of 18? Yes
Rough location? Alberta, Canada
What do you post in your journal? Fandom and RL mixed together
What is your Friending policy? Prefer people of-age or older and those in fandom.

Who are your favorite HP characters? I don't really have one that sticks out more than the others, I guess. I don't have strong HP feelings so I'm not going to answer the following as HP questions, fyi.
What are your favorite pairings? Stiles/Derek from Teen Wolf.
What do you enjoy? (Het? Slash? Femmeslash? Threesomes? Modern AU? Canon?) Depending on what the prompt is and the characters involved I can get on board with a lot of these.
What are some of your favorite kinks/themes/genres/tropes? Bakery AUs, a/b/o dynamics, meet cutes, miscommunication
What are your squicks? mpreg isn't a fave, also not a big fan of parental!Sterek (I'll READ it but I can't write it for the most part). Depending on my mood I'll at least take a look at most things.
What are some of your favorite communities/fests? gameofcards, theiconthrone

What other fandoms are you a part of/a fan of/participate in? Teen Wolf is my main one, I also dabble in Shadowhunters
What are your favorite pairings/characters in those? Sterek is my big, main ship.

What do you do in fandom? (artist/writer/beta/graphics maker/mod/lurker/etc) Write, make icons, sometimes caps.
What rating is your journal/work? Runs the gamut.
How long have you been in fandom? 13 years? I watched Buffy from the start but only found fandom in the last season.
Any other interests you want us to know about? (Music? TV shows? Politics? Family? Pets? School? Hobbies?) I have a rescue cat and dog. I'm a marketing person for a manufacturing company. I'm long-winded and I procrastinate A LOT. I love many things, some of which can be viewed here (although that needs to be updated). I try to post once a day but at least a handful of times a week. I like people who are also active in their own journals and fannishly inclined for a base to get to know each other.
Anything else you'd like to share?
Zigadenuszigadenus on December 27th, 2016 03:50 pm (UTC)
Hi fellow Albertan! *waves from US Midwest*
because I'm fun like that: Teen Wolf- (401) Kira glowy eyemarishna on January 3rd, 2017 10:11 am (UTC)
What took you all the way down there? I'm originally from NB but have been in AB for over 10 years now.
(no subject) - zigadenus on January 3rd, 2017 02:34 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - marishna on January 3rd, 2017 08:08 pm (UTC) (Expand)
avi ☁ the faerie: HP Bella Cissy Closeflyingharmony on December 23rd, 2016 10:30 pm (UTC)
Name? Avi
Are you over the age of 18? Yep! (I'm 24 :D)
Rough location? Innsbruck and Vienna, Austria
What do you post in your journal? EVERYTHING - real life, lots of pictures, fandom stuff, memes, fanworks... There's really a bit of everything there :D
What is your Friending policy? ALWAYS HAPPY FOR NEW FRIENDS! ♥

Who are your favorite HP characters? Narcissa, Andromeda, Bellatrix, Druella totally headcanon based, Cygnus same, Lucius, Minerva
What are your favorite pairings? Narcissa/Lucius ♥ , Druella/Cygnus, Andromeda/Ted, Narcissa/Andromeda, Bellatrix/Rodolphus, Bellatrix/Voldemort, Remus/Tonks
What do you enjoy? (Het? Slash? Femmeslash? Threesomes? Modern AU? Canon?) Het and femmeslash! And ALL the pre-canon stuff - Marauders area, just with the focus on the Black Sisters, anything even earlier, the older-generation Purebloods, etc. :D
What are some of your favorite kinks/themes/genres/tropes? Umm... I'm a sucker for nearly anything angsty and dark-ish angsty romance, hahaha. That sums that up pretty well, I think :D
What are your squicks? All the extremes - super heavy and graphic torture, etc.
What are some of your favorite communities/fests? Pretty much anything hp_darkarts hosts, hp_halloween, TONS of other fests and exchanges, and of course my very beloved hogwartsishome

What other fandoms are you a part of/a fan of/participate in? A Song Of Ice And Fire / Game Of Thrones, Addams Family 1964, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, The Mummy Series, Memoirs Of A Geisha
What are your favorite pairings/characters in those? Catelyn Stark, Catelyn/Ned; Morticia Addams, Morticia/Gomez; Phryne Fisher, Elizabeth MacMillan, Phryne/Mac, Phryne/Jack; Evelyn O'Connell, Evie/Rick; Mameha

What do you do in fandom? (artist/writer/beta/graphics maker/mod/lurker/etc) I'm a writer, a graphics maker, sometimes a beta even though not a very talented one... And well, a passionate landcomm member, if that counts :D
What rating is your journal/work? My journal is pretty PG to PG-13, my work is mostly PG-13, sometimes R
How long have you been in fandom? I've been around in German-speaking fandom since 2004-ish, but actively and ultimately joined the English one by joining hogwartsishome in 2010 :D
Any other interests you want us to know about? (Music? TV shows? Politics? Family? Pets? School? Hobbies?) THEATRE, OPERA, THEATRE, BALLET, THEATRE, DID I MENTION THEATRE? <3333. I'm studying/training to become a singer (opera singer and musical theatre performer), and it's my biggest passion and hobby everrrrrrrrr <3333. Also something you'll hear about A LOT in my journal, haha. And ofc I adore my family and friends to pieces, so they definitely count as my interests? :D And shopping. I'm a major shopaholic.
Anything else you'd like to share?


Edited at 2016-12-23 10:42 pm (UTC)
It's better to fly and it's better to die: Text - musiciansgelsey on December 24th, 2016 03:46 am (UTC)
Ooooh, another music person! Friends?
avi ☁ the faerieflyingharmony on December 25th, 2016 02:56 pm (UTC)
With pleasure! :D ♥
Alice in Slaughterhousemijeli on December 27th, 2016 09:01 pm (UTC)
Oh hello, another Viennese! And I read ASOIAF and darkarts and THEATRE! May I friend you right away? :-)
avi ☁ the faerieflyingharmony on December 28th, 2016 02:27 am (UTC)
Yessss, certainly! :D Friending you right back! <3