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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.




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!:
Zigadenuszigadenus on December 19th, 2016 06:49 pm (UTC)
I've seen adverts for this meme a couple times already, so what the heck.

Name? 'Zigadenus' was bestowed upon me by old friends, so it's as valid as any other.
Are you over the age of 18? Yeeeaaah.
Rough location? US Midwest, but Canada in my head.
What do you post in your journal? Mostly RL blatherings, rare fannish stuff, odd or lovely things found online, research/teaching snark.
What is your Friending policy? Here's everything you need to know about me and my policies. If that doesn't scare you off, nothing will, and we should totes be friends.

Who are your favorite HP characters? Snape, Granger, McGonagall (in roughly that order)
What are your favorite pairings? I read mostly SS/HG, but less and less fic all the time, and never when I'm writing my own things.
What do you enjoy? (Het? Slash? Femmeslash? Threesomes? Modern AU? Canon?) Character development done well, intricate plots, dry humour (but rarely crack).
What are some of your favorite kinks/themes/genres/tropes? Yeah, no. I'm allergic to trope-y stuff. I adore things that are novel, that offer me something new to think about.
What are your squicks? Not a squick really, but I feel incredibly isolated and alienated when sexual content (particularly in the absence of plot, character development, or even real motivation) is shoved in my face. Fandom isn't always a comfy place for aces, just sayin'. My only actual squick is rape dressed up as 'noncon' or worse, romance. Rape is rape. If you're going to write it, consider how you might be re-victimizing a reader.
What are some of your favorite communities/fests? I am pretty much a lurker. I keep missing the signups, on account of RL. And I feel uncomfortable just waltzing in to communities, given I'm basically a stranger.

What other fandoms are you a part of/a fan of/participate in? Nada at present. Many years ago I wrote Holmes pastiche, long before you had to specify "Arthur Conan Doyle".
What are your favorite pairings/characters in those?
See above.
What do you do in fandom? (artist/writer/beta/graphics maker/mod/lurker/etc) I scribble, and draw stuff every now and then. See link above.
What rating is your journal/work? Journal is pretty much internet-normal. I cuss some. My work is probably about the same; a few mature bits. But honestly, the squeeing 14 year olds are never going to get to the mature stuff, because the sentence structure is going to turn them off looooong before then.
How long have you been in fandom? I was that kid who dressed up as Hermione Granger for school Hallowe'en. In 1998. (and was soundly mocked, because Harry Potter wasn't even a thing yet.)
Any other interests you want us to know about? (Music? TV shows? Politics? Family? Pets? School? Hobbies?)
Research scientist, Slytherin, seriously upset about JKR's cultural appropriation of indigenous belief systems (<< to put that in context, I identify as Amiskwacīwiyiniwak/Slavic Métis, while acknowledging that I seriously benefit from 'passing privilege').
Anything else you'd like to share? Eh, go snoop my journal, there's some public stuff up there. I'm actually not terribly private, it's only friend-locked because bad trolls happened to me once.

Edited at 2016-12-19 07:11 pm (UTC)
dreamy_dragon73: SnapeReadingdreamy_dragon73 on December 19th, 2016 10:42 pm (UTC)
A fellow Snape/Granger lover who also likes Minerva! And I just read your Little Gifts Unspoken on AO3 and loved it.
Zigadenuszigadenus on December 19th, 2016 10:45 pm (UTC)
For sures!
Gelseygelsey on December 20th, 2016 03:19 am (UTC)
Would you mind being my friend?
Zigadenuszigadenus on December 20th, 2016 03:24 am (UTC)
Gelseygelsey on December 20th, 2016 03:25 am (UTC)
madeleonemadeleone on December 20th, 2016 11:45 pm (UTC)
Oooh, another SS/HG shipper, may I friend you? (I haven't yet filled out a profile here as this past week has been super crazy with holiday/family stuff, but I'm planning to soon.)
Zigadenuszigadenus on December 20th, 2016 11:55 pm (UTC)
If you like, but maybe check out my journal and journal profile first. You had unfriended me about 8-9 months ago. Which is fine, I'm not everyone's cup of tea.
madeleonemadeleone on December 21st, 2016 12:57 am (UTC)
Wow, really? I must be having a senior moment as I don't recognize your screen name and your LJ doesn't look at all familiar to me. So sorry for that. I'd still like to friend you, but if you'd rather I not, I'll understand.
Zigadenuszigadenus on December 21st, 2016 01:08 am (UTC)
I did a jump to my preferred screen name when it became available; LJ finally purged whoever used to be 'zigadenus'. It was about the time I was being trolled really hard across multiple platforms, so that encouraged me to switch, too.

But yeah, no problem! Friend away, I like company!
kellychambliss: Xmaskellychambliss on December 21st, 2016 03:30 am (UTC)
You wrote "Repast"! Utterly fabulous story. Mind if I friend?
Zigadenuszigadenus on December 21st, 2016 03:44 am (UTC)
I did do that, yes. Delighted to have you join the madness. (Fair warning, We are a little ranty over on Our journal today. It's atypical, sort of.)