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Jul. 11th, 2017 09:25 pm
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I'm with the in-laws tucked among the hedgerows of rural England. It's not been as relaxing as usual, perhaps due to relentless extended family health issues, but it's still very nice to be here. It's beautiful and the weather is far milder than home. I like ruined castles and Roman towns, and I love farm animals, so I'm easy to please.

Wish the neighbor would give up a cockerel or two, though. One is definitely the right number of cockerels for a farm. But as someone with too many cats, perhaps I shouldn't talk.

My muse has been rubbish this year, but I signed up for LDWS anyway because I'm masochistic.
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Masterlist

Please heed all warnings and ratings!

See the stories . . . )



Likes/Dislikes
Beware - It's long and opinionated. I'm not saying my preferences are "right", just that it's what I happen to like.

What makes me love a fic )

What makes me cringe )

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I'm reading Goblet of Fire to my 7 year old (in the hopes of finishing the series before her friends give away everything).  I question her as I read to see if she's understanding. I read her the part where Ron is furious with Hermione at the Yule Ball and asked my daughter what she thought was going on. She said that Ron was jeaous. I probed more, and she said she thought Ron wanted to go to the ball with Viktor.

I had never considered that. I am so proud of her for not making the heteronormative assumption, and I realized that her assumption actually has more support from the book than what I had assumed and JKR intended. We see Ron obsessing over Viktor, following him around, wanting his autograph, and even having a doll of him. My daughter interpreted that (quite sensibly) as a boy with a crush.

I wonder how many queer youth read it the same way as my daughter and thought that this beloved series was providing them with a gay or bi main character, only to have their hopes dashed. I ship Ron/Hermione, but in that moment I was sad to know that Ron would choose Hermione and rule out any same sex pairings.

All the more reason to take my kids to the new Beauty and the Beast before they come to assume that all male characters will want only women.
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Nabbed from [livejournal.com profile] kitty_fic but seems to be doing the rounds.

It is our choices... )

I really enjoyed this. So much fun.  I am such a Hufflepuff: I want my familiar, kind faces and places.
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At the Met museum in NYC and saw Voldy in statue form!

Eep! ;)
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I was supposed to be writing fic this afternoon. Instead, I added a Likes/Dislikes to my Masterlist post. I'm proud of myself for carving out some fandom time, but it's never enough to do all of these:

- Read Friends Feed, including fics posted, and then comment.

- Update my Masterlist and upload more fics to AO3.

- Write my Erised fic, finish and edit my Ginny/Pansy fic, make use of the many ideas bouncing around my head.

Meme Me

Jun. 24th, 2016 09:44 pm
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I was tagged by [livejournal.com profile] gracerene and thought I'd join the fun. Thank you Grace, for dragging me out from under my rock. *hugs*

Begin the next answer with the last letter of the previous answer.

01) Name: Fantasyfiend
02) Animal: Dog
03) Girl's name: Gretel
04) Color: Lavender
05) Movie: Rocky Horror Picture Show
06) Something you wear: Waistcoat
07) Drink: Tea!
08) Food: Apricot
09) Item in the bathroom: Towel
10) Place: Lisbon
11) Reason to be late: No clean clothing

I have no idea who has done this already, but it's fun twice if you want. Or just ignore me. ;) Tagging: [livejournal.com profile] digthewriter, [livejournal.com profile] dustmouth, and [livejournal.com profile] dracogotgame.
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For those of you attending: How do you choose among all the really cool things happening at the same time? I find just looking at the schedule makes my head spin.

Con veterans: Do you usually plan your choices in advance or do you just follow your whims as the convention goes on? What's worked for you?
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Anyone know what happened to [livejournal.com profile] melusinahp? Her journal is suddenly deleted.
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So today I finally replied to the comments on my Owl Post fics. Yep. Three months later. *sigh* I haven't done Erised either. And I fear there might be a fest or two from before that I'm forgetting after so many months. *sigh*

I understand why some people just don't reply to comments at all, but I love my comments. It makes writing and posting worth while to feel like someone else enjoyed and related to what I wrote. I want them to know that and to thank them for the time they took to tell me. Of course the time I spent replying and now posting this was the time I'd allotted to write for the next fest, so it feels that one thing is always at the cost of another.
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Title: The Arrangement (25 of 25)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fantasyfiend09
Word Count: 552
Rating: NC-17 overall
Prompt: Cloth/sewn heart ornaments
Warning: None
Read more... )
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Title: The Arrangement (24 of 25)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fantasyfiend09
Word Count: 743
Rating: NC-17 overall
Prompt: Celebrating with champagne flutes
Warning: None
Read more... )
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Title: The Arrangement (23 of 25)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fantasyfiend09
Word Count: 559
Rating: NC-17 overall
Prompt: Nutcracker
Warning: None
Read more... )
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Title: The Arrangement (22 of 25)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fantasyfiend09
Word Count: 442
Rating: NC-17 overall
Prompt: Two cats decorated for Christmas
Warning: None
Read more... )
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Title: The Arrangement (21 of 25)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fantasyfiend09
Word Count: 337
Rating: NC-17 overall
Prompt: Drinking red wine in front of the fire
Warning: None
Read more... )
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Title: The Arrangement (20 of 25)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fantasyfiend09
Word Count: 911
Rating: NC-17 overall
Prompt: Hot man wrapped up in rainbow fairy lights
Warning: None
Read more... )
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Title: The Arrangement (19 of 25)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fantasyfiend09
Word Count: 344
Rating: NC-17 overall
Prompt: Christmas decorations (red bulbs, yellow stars, and gold candles)
Warning: None
Read more... )
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Title: The Arrangement (18 of 25)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fantasyfiend09
Word Count: 211
Rating: NC-17 overall
Prompt: Plate of star and heart-shaped cookies
Warning: None
Read more... )
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Title: The Arrangement (17 of 25)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fantasyfiend09
Word Count: 543
Rating: NC-17 overall
Prompt: Red and green candy canes
Warning: None
Read more... )
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Title: The Arrangement (16 of 25)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fantasyfiend09
Word Count: 241
Rating: NC-17 overall
Prompt: Red Christmas decorations
Warning: None
Read more... )

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