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Seventeen Years Later, Here We Are

Wild to see that people are still reading "Atrophy in the Library." So many fics written, and the story that's had the longest staying power is a Dramione story that wouldn't even exist if all my friends hadn't been doing it at the same time.

(For what it's worth, I still think "The Absence" was some of the best writing I produced during that time.)

Last night I decided to google my old pen name and see what was out there. What I found made me nostalgic for the heyday of Harry Potter fandom—the first wave? the second wave? because it's definitely still going strong—and what an inspiring, creative, and imaginative time it was. I wrote so much, nonstop, every day, buoyed by the encouragement of so many other creative and talented people.

It was a defining experience of my teenage years. 

I've been writing ever since.

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Times Have Changed! Or Not!

Today I'm hanging out with streetscribbles. Somehow we ended up in the same city together, though this is a recent (as in, four months) development. We're doing a work/write from home. B is busily typing away on the couch behind me, and suddenly I decided to check my livejournal.

I still remember the password! Yay!

I haven't signed in so long, Livejournal detects my login as suspicious and blocks my account. They send me an email to unblock it.

The email ends up in my spam folder, but it's there. Woohoo! I'm in!

I don't actually have much to say. I'm not a fan of the Twilight books, I didn't like Mockingjay because of the way Suzanne Collins wrote it, I love The Vampire Diaries and The Originals (especially The Originals right now), and I love everything Taylor Swift wears. Oh, and I'm sad that my old LJ Disney mood theme is no longer. I guess because it was hosted on Greatest Journal and that's dead now. :(

If anyone stumbles across this post, hey, I hope you're doing well. How've you been?
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letter to a friend: we're on a break!

Hi guys,

I'm really sorry for completely vanishing the past month: There was a big upset in RL when school picked up again after winter break. It finally got resolved, for the better, but it set me back a couple crucial weeks, so I've been running around trying to stay caught up. Then I got slammed with written assignments for all my classes at the same time last week, so in short, the last thing I wanted to do was sit in front of a computer after sitting in front of a computer all day writing longass papers.

In light of midterms this week and the next, I just wanted to say I'll probably be gone for a while. To be honest, I was really dissatisfied with the grades I got in a couple classes last year. Mainly b/c I know I could've spent a lot more time studying instead of just going out w/ friends or bumming around online.

Anyway! See you guys in a month or so. I'll miss you, and hopefully I'll see you now and again on AIM?

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recs + untitled draco/ginny fic

Aww, remember the days when my entries consisted of linking you to places?

dgficexchange: Sign-ups start Sunday, January 13 and run for a week. ARE YOU READY?

Tonight Means Somewhere Far From here is this AWESOME mix sandi_wandi made from this prompt:

we're not alone but no one speaks English, so we're free
to look into each other's minds
and see what we're thinking like we always used to
i miss talking to you

- Harvey Danger, Private Helicopter

From The Darkness is a Prison Break fic from greyskygirl, non-compliant with S3's "Good Fences" episode. But it should be how the show turns out. Michael/Sara, NC17.

"He wouldn't want you to do this," he says flatly. "Hell, he wouldn't even want me to tell you about it." He is challenging her, Sara knows, waiting for her to latch onto the first flimsy excuse he presents.

Harry/Ginny art from geewhiz! Ginny is SO pretty.

Two things I was thinking about (haha because I only had 2 thoughts all day): 1) You never read about a fugly vampire. SHOW ME. 2) What fashion designer/clothing brand is considered all-American? Like, VERY American? Tommy? Is it because of the models/ads they use? Whyy?

Ship: Draco/Ginny
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Chance meetings at the bar.
A/N: This is INCOMPLETE! I just keep adding scenes as I go along. 3 short scenes behind the cut. It's also really unedited.

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Saw this from moreteadk and decided to take the test. I was averaging 97-98 wpm listening to Sarah McLachlan, but then my iTunes random hit Gym Class Heroes's "The Queen and I" and I hit my high of:

112 words


Lesson: music that pumps you up also hypes up your fingers!

All my D/G people are following round 4 of dgficexchange, yes yes? Featuring layout by twinklepug, sign ups start in about a week!

So, also got a question for you: Which of your own fics/art are you most proud of? Follow-up: Which fic/art of yours do most readers like? Same fic, y/n? I was going to ask which one is your favorite, but that might not be the one you're most proud of :P (It isn't for me!) Feel free to link me!

I've been wondering this for a while. I have this theory that the one you're proud of isn't usually the one most people seem to like. Example: The Barest Hint of Lemon is the fic I'm still getting reviews for. But, for many reasons, it's not what I'd put up as my best work. It's not that I don't like it, it's just...not what I'm most proud of.

On a related note, without a doubt, my absolute WORST has to be this D/G I wrote in 2004 called "Love, Ginny." Oh my god. It was worse than some of the earlier BSB fics I wrote. Best thing ff.net ever did was wipe my account clean and destroy that fic. Except like a year later I found out streetscribbles saved it. And then her computer got wiped and I thought now it's truly gone. And then she told me she somehow recovered it. Love, Ginny: The Fic That Just Wouldn't Die. Morbid fascination compelled me to ask her to send me the fic, to see if it was as bad as I remembered. It was so much more than that, I cannot say. For a while, before she sent it to me, I was debating whether I should put it up as a "how far I've come" thing, but for the good of all, that thing will never be up for public viewing.
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layout blather + fandom + random + LIFE!

New layout! I was going to change the colors from the default pink and black, but I think I'll let 'em stay for now. Will also fix up header later. (B, are you thinking of a certain love letter? ;D)

I've been talking to jandjsalmon about the dgficexchange, and I'm thinking I'll help mod the spring exchange! Exciting stuff.

A friend sent this to me, and I'm sharing it b/c I think it's pretty neat, and kind of funny: How to Read a Person Like a Book!

I had Chinese over the weekend and came up with these 2 fortunes from my fortune cookies:

Energy spent now preparing for tomorrow is sure to bear tasty fruit,

Finish your works on hand. Don't be greedy.

In light of it being FINALS WEEK this week and the next, I find them very apt. B/c not only did I not study over the weekend, but I started writing new fic for fun instead. ALWAYS! Always when I have finals/papers, I write other crap instead. And I'm like...2/3s done with a fic. And 0/5 pages done on my final piece. And I have 2 finals on Tuesday and Wednesday. O JOY TO THE WORLD.

Also I saw The Golden Compass this weekend. It was enjoyable! I rate 6/10. Excellent acting in The Golden Compass + fantastic effects - editing/plot :( Still, it was entertaining. I think I just didn't expect much; I have low expectations when it comes to good book --> movie.
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i want a dracobird to hug

geewhiz drew me Dracobird + Draco/Ginny art!!! D/G fans, we're so very lucky. It's fabulous and I won't spoil the surprise so just go see!

There is a MAKE-HAPPY COMMISSION MEME going on and PARTICIPATE! That is how the Dracobird came to LIFE.

There are some Grey's Anatomy fans on my flist, and I'm happy to (belatedly) pimp greys_exchange, which is a gift to tide you all over during the summer break.

Okay so I was more or less offline for 1-2 weeks and it's like I missed all this great stuff. I get 25 entries a page on my flist and after going back like 4 pages I got hungry and stopped. (eating: a Costco hotdog ♥) So if I missed anything plz tell me!

Also, I didn't pre-order book 7 mainly because I currently don't have a confirmed address or anything. Is going out and buying it day of going to be a problem? Yes/No? I remember for book 6, a friend gave it to me. Book 5, I got from Costco, I'm pretty sure, but I don't remmeber if that was day of. Book 4 a friend got (don't know how) and I just read it in one sitting. Book 3 was from a family member long after it had come out and it was the first Harry Potter book I ever read.

I watched Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer. I like the Silver Surfer b/c he's really cool and has got a melt-y looking physique and was more or less spared the HORRIBLE DIALOGUE.

Also, I added an epilogue to Returning to London aka the bird flu fic :P Anyway it weels a little more rounded now I HOPE!

OKAY and now I'm going to make pasta for lunch! Must go mince garlic/onions/tomatoes and chop those mushrooms! Ya that's right. Costco hotdog for breakfast and awesome spaghetti for lunch in less than 2 hours. AWESOME! Except the last time I sliced and diced onions I got onionjuice in my right eye and it burned like NOTHING.
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random recs

I keep meaning to rec this: The ABC's of Demon Hunting (art) by gnatkip. Best. Damn. Thing. And it became a FONT, TOO! More here at gnatkip's Supernatural fanart gallery.

Also, I pulled this from misconstrue's recs/bookmarks ages ago and found it again today! See: Hot Library Smut, or, sex libris

Lastly: The Hype Machine, which tracks down the uploaded mp3s on a bunch of music blogs. Great for discovering new artists or songs.

Speaking of songs, what I've been listenign to lately:

Aerosmith - What It Takes
Backstreet Boys - Helpless When She Smiles
Calexico - All Systems Red (acoustic)
Devics - Song for a Sleeping Girl
Explosions in the Sky - Your Hand in Mine (Goodbye) [.m4a]

More alphabet uploads tomorrow 'cause it's REALLY HOT and I can't stand just sitting.

I keep rereading the first 6 Harry Potter books (except for book 2 because...I don't know what happened to that one, haven't seen it in years and I'm starting to think I never owned it) and I can't aughhh wait to read book 7. So absolute last thing: FIA is running a Deathly Hallows Theory contest with super cool prizes.
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Fic: "Guns Up" (1/2)

Title: Guns Up (1/2)
Ship: Sarkney
Rating: R
Summary: There's this saying: the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
A/N: This is supposed to be a standalone one-shot, but I took a break and a second part was writen anyway, which is almost done. Anyway, this "one-shot" is broken up into 2 parts because...I'm not done yet but it came to a natural break and also I have to go out and get medicine so I thought I'd just post it first.

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So highlights of the past week or so: had a great time, which naturally leads to getting sick because of late hours outside. Also, the weather kept changing from hot to cold. Anyway, I got sick as anything and it sucks! I have so much CRAP to do that's just not worthwhile at all, and I feel really despondant about it but it may just be the fever talking.

If anyone has Without You Here by the Goo Goo Dolls can you upload it for me? I've never heard it before today. Thank you!
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