Somebody who really, really ought to be doing something else but just can't stop writing.
As of late, someone who's been too busy doing something else, but it's almost over now. Look here for the latest word: http://friendsofvisarts.org/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=chitchat
Announcement: HP and the Heirs of Slytherin: I've also been making drawings for the first page of each chapter, which are on display in the MNFF Forum, here.
Announcement: "Fair Exchanges:"
This fanfic has exceeded all boundaries of taste (as you should have noticed by Chapter 5). My intended Chapter 22 could not be posted on this site. Unfortunately, unlike other chapters that were pushing the limit, that one could not be either left out or tweaked back in line, as it keeps coming back to haunt our favorite dour Potions professor.
This is no one's fault; please, no mod-bashing. I've been letting my creativity run wild on this fic and it's gone in some very strange places, not the least of which was the Real Chapter 22. Unfortunately this time, it was in violation of MNFF's posted content restrictions. I never imagined the story would go this way when I began posting, but it has evolved into its own sort of evil life form and now it needs a new habitat.
Soooo...here's the deal. Here at MNFF, I've posted the very end of the story just to wrap it up for local readers. If you want to find out how it all ends, just read the posted Ch. 22, 23, and epilogue.
If you'd like to read the whole thing, I'm archiving it at The Petulant Poetess. TPP has the entire story up-to-date, though it is not yet complete. It also includes The Real Chapter 8, another Missing Bit that was too squicky for MNFF. Titled "What Goes Around," this chapter recounts the time Lucius Malfoy dropped by to have a word with Professor Snape regarding the Umbridge Incident... ;)
All of my HP fanfics can be found at my livejournal (Fawkes_07.livejournal.com) but all adult entries are friendlocked. If you don't have a Livejournal account, just create one (it's free) and then either friend me or email me. I'll add you to my Friends list and voila, all will be readable.
Finally, if you really like my writing, you might want to check out my book (turondo.com is its website). It's the true story about an unlikely adventure I had in another fandom a few years ago ("unlikely" being the most garish understatement of all time). Let me put it this way: If you crave that Fawkesey snark, well, Teh Book has it in spades.
Okay! Enjoy your reading!
Your stories are all such a pleasure to read.
Okay, that was beautiful. New all time favorite fanfic. I almost cried. If it weren't 1:45 AM I would have but I'd feel like an idiot if anybody woke up and found me sobbing over the angst of three people who don't actually exist. Well done!
origami birds singing...now there's a charm I wish I'd thought of. LOVE IT!
Author's Response: Thank you, fawkes_07, I\'m glad you liked that. I was going to have ordinary birds, but I have to say, I loved the origami bird Draco charmed in the PoA movie, so I sort of stole the idea from that. *blush* But mine obviously had to sing. ;)Anyway, thank you.
I swear to Illuvatar, she better turn into a pumpkin or something when they finally smooch. I'm about to have one of my OC's come over to this story and start butting some heads!
Author's Response: LMAO!
Brilliant!! Love it so far.
Wow. Just, wow. Excellent writing.
Glad to see more of this story. Very interesting stuff.
What a great ride! :) I swear, I'm starting to think of FanFic as VVFic!
*cheers Snape's graceful landing*
Author's Response: Aw, shucks. There\'s certainly enough quantity-wise, isn\'t there? Thanks for the review!
"I prefer tadpoles, thanks."
Ok, THAT was funny.
Author's Response: I love it when people twig on that line. Thanks for reviewing!
Oh, the pictures were worth a thousand words... how lovely for Herms and how utterly humiliating for Fleur! *Loves*
What a fabulous story. It almost has a William Faulkner thing going on, with the changing perspectives--tres cool! :)
Author's Response: Woah! *is thrilled at the \'almost\' comparison* That\'s my preferred way of telling a story, since I usually end up with loads of \'back story\' that doesn\'t make it into a single-person perspective story. Thanks for reading and reviewing!
OUCH! Wow! I think Snape was right in Book 6, when he caught Harry using the SectumSempra curse. Underestimated, indeed! Love the role-reversal, I just hope Harry doesn't turn into the next Dark Lord in the sequel!
Author's Response: How did I miss this? Anyway, no, Harry is not going to be a Dark Lord. His psyche just sort of got... broken, briefly. He\'s spent all this time trying to get revenge on Snape for, well, everything, and then Snape pulls this -- and it\'s the truth. That\'s gotta hurt. Not that I\'m siding with Harry on this, obviously... just, I do understand how it might be too much. And by the time it\'s not too much, there\'s really nothing he can do about it. I mean, one thing most of these stories forget is that, well, an Unforgivable is an Unforgivable.
What a charmer! Lovely development of something I'd never remembered about Dumbledore. Thanks for writing it!
Author's Response: You are welcome! I enjoyed giving Harry the chance to connect to that part of Dumbledore. Thank you for leaving such kind words. I am so glad you liked it. And don\'t foget Dumbledore also enjoyed chamber music. ~Gina :)
After eviscerating Mary Sue in fiction, Mary Sue, I love you! and Mary Sue, Marauders love you!, I was seized by the irresistible urge to skewer her in sonnet. (my version of one, anyway, choosing content over iambic pentameter :D) Shakespeare's 18th sonnet, Shall I compare thee..., was my inspiration, since when it comes to Mary Sue fics, (including the humorous ones) So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee....
*Rated 3rd-5th only due to a belief that younger readers shouldn't be exposed to unpleasant 'facts of life' like Mary Sue. ^_~ *
* sporfle *
Only one criticism, and it's exceedingly nitpicky, and it only comes from the fact that I just spent three days writing Iambic Pentameter myself: it's not just the ten syllables that make up the meter, it's also the rhythym. "Who MASters COMplex MAGic FROM the START" is perfect, but "ALways SAVES the DAY SMELLing like FLOWers" loses the groove. That's the real challenge of writing to the meter, right, you're not allowed to just use whatever words you want to get your point across, like you can in prose. Every word has to A) say what you want it to say, B) fit the rhyme, and C) fit the meter, so your choices are severely restricted. I had to consult a thesaurus at least twice on every line when I was writing it.
Here's an example that just came to me before I hit "submit"--"Glossy black with ruby glintings shines" would scan better than "glimmers it shines." It's tricky stuff!! Anyway, I hope this is constructive.
Author's Response: I\'m happy you reviewed and sad you had to spend three days writing Iambic Pentameter. :D I was going for content over form, which is why I put (my version of one) in the summary. I have no pretensions, I\'m very Bard-lite, heh. I like your re-wording, though it needs an \'it\' to make it 10 syllables...or maybe \'shineth\' would be good....hmmm...thanks for the feedback!
Wonderful! This is as cool as the how-to-carve-pumpkins post ;)
Author's Response: Hahahah, you know I\"m taking your portion of that and incorporating it into the workshop I\'m going to conduct? \"Potato peeler, check!\" ;)
Those darn sproggies, they just make the world turn upside down, don't they?
Author's Response: Well, it is hard for them... you must admit that ;)
OMG, this is so lame, submitting a "review" to my own work--but I'm so jazzed I just had to say something. I just wrote the last two chapters of this story and I am SOOOO PLEASED!! Now if I can just get the middle done...but man, the ending ROCKS! I think...
Ooh, that silver-tongued you-know-what! Yikes! Love it!
Author's Response: He\'s working on that silver tongue, at least, when he hasn\'t put footprints on it. I\'m glad you\'re enjoying the read!
Boy, I have a bad feeling about how this is all going to end...
Author's Response: Can\'t be good, can it? *chuckle* Thanks for reviewing!
Didn't see Malfoy's ring coming at all.
Author's Response: You really didn\'t? Cool. Thanks for the review!