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04 February 2010 @ 09:12 pm

Round Two, Challenge Three
It was the Superhero, with the sunglasses, at the vacation spot!
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mollyssistermollyssister on February 5th, 2010 02:25 am (UTC)
Yes dear! I voted!!!!
Gelseygelsey on February 5th, 2010 02:31 am (UTC)

*crosses fingers for outcome of voting*
Iceicelore on February 5th, 2010 05:26 am (UTC)
I voted too! They were interesting reads, even if I can't really get behind the whole Harry/Pansy pairing.
Gelseygelsey on February 5th, 2010 05:43 am (UTC)
Honestly? The pairing isn't my favorite. I did it in large part because I'm bored, and I wanted to stretch my boundaries. Plus, I like Pansy, and I find the dynamics potentially fascinating (even if I'm not terribly fond of Harry).
Iceicelore on February 5th, 2010 05:50 am (UTC)
I liked Harry, but in the last few books he kinda turned into a whiny turd. XD

I still think Harry/Hermione would have been the best match up, just cause of their complementary personalities.
Gelseygelsey on February 5th, 2010 06:35 am (UTC)
Yeah, whiny turd. Exactly.

Yes, I prefer that pairing in a lot of ways (at least, over R/Hr). But I also like mixing and matching, if only because I'm weird that way ;)
Ice: Random.// feral strawberryicelore on February 6th, 2010 05:17 am (UTC)
I dunno. Maybe I'm lame, but I find it hard to mix and match *too* much and still have characters stay with their original personalities (cannon I think you writers call it, yes?) I kind of feel like if you have to manipulate the characters and make then do things you know they wouldn't to in the books, then they aren't eh original characters anymore, and then - what's the point? You might as well make your own stuff then if you don't want to use what's there.

I think that's why I never got into the HP fic craze much. Some people were good and had the writing style down, but the characters...they had the same names and physical descriptions, and that was about where the similarities ended. XD I wanted to read about the people from the books I enjoyed, not some completely different thing that writers forced together that made no sense in the context of the books.

Of course, some writers had mad skills and figured out ways to make their version plausible, and that made readers think, but most of it (that I saw) was a train wreck of obstinate three years old writing whatever the wanted and screaming, "BUT I WANT IT MY WAY!!!!" lol

Edited at 2010-02-06 05:18 am (UTC)
Gelseygelsey on February 6th, 2010 05:40 am (UTC)
I try to make my fics plausible when I can. I like to make things feel "real" whenever I can. That's not to say I don't have some of the oddest and most out there pairings, but with every one of them I tried to make it seem at least plausible--and, at least most of the time, I think I succeed.

But I get what you're saying, and I agree. Sometimes I read things only for the story and suspend my disbelief, sometimes I don't. It really depends, and as a reader you have to decide and stick with it, like you do.

It helps when you find a circle of good writers and read only on recommendation, though.

And that most of those writers are now branching out into original fiction--because fanfiction truly is a good exercise to make a writer learn and grow before they tackle that.