I can now admit that I wrote Book Club for lotrangel17. I had a complete blast this summer rereading The Lord of the Rings as a Hogwarts professor and writing about falling in love over literature. I need to thank morethansiriusand sshg316for doing a great job as my alpha and beta readers. Ladies, you really made a difference in this story. I couldn't have written it without your feedback, encouragement and brainstorming skills. I'd also like to thank lady_rhian who beta read the first two chapters for me (before having to stop in order to get married). You gave me a lot to think about in your feedback that I carried with me throughout the rest of the story.
I wrote a little bit on the SSHG fic I started planning several months ago based on Jane Austen's Persuasion. Yes,mollyssister, this is the fic I promised you in the morethanmolly community many, many moons ago. I think I may be able to get past the block that I had encountered. I think I will be working on it very slowly, but it feels good to be working on something. I hadn't written anything in months before about April. I was kind of afraid I would end up back in that state after the pressure of being so far beyond the deadline with the Exchang piece.
And in the back of my mind is a bit of plottiness for the second installment of my Severus/Minerva trilogy that I started in severusbigbang. I have some revisions to make to Secrets Revealed to make the next installment work.
Don't anyone get too excited. I don't think I will actually be publishing any of these things anytime soon, but it feels good to be stretching my brain a bit.
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Your result for The Sorting Hat Test...
You scored 53% Order/Chaos, and 60% Moral/Rational
The 4-grid I used to determine this is as follows:
Since the SS/HG Exchange mods suggested it, here is some more on my likes/dislikes:
I read and enjoy any or all of the following in SS/HG fic: humor, drama, hurt/comfort, mystery, romance. I like plot, characterization, and romantic build-up more than pr0n. I still enjoy some of the well-loved (some may say well-worn) early challenges of SS/HG fiction, such as marrialge law challenge, yenta challenge, time-turner fic. I like new spells and thinking about how magic might work in the Harry Potter world. I enjoy secondary characters and don't mind OCs. Happy ending, please. :)
That's not an exhaustive list. I can read and enjoy most anything if it's well-written. However, I'm not crazy about dark fic, ghost fic, or portrait fic. I prefer a story that does not have extreme Ron-bashing, although I've enjoyed stories with Ron-bashing--I just prefer it not to be emphasized.
As far as art, I'm not crazy about the Alan Rickman/Emma Watson combination. I prefer a couple who is closer together in age. You could use one or the other of them or neither of them. I'm not crazy about more abstract forms of art or anime style. I like blues, greens, purples, reds.
Between this and my sign-up comments, I hope this helps with figuring out what I like and dislike. I will appreciate the time and effort put into whatever gift I receive.
Edit: I should mention that I'm a former English teacher, so I can't help but notice your grammar and punctuation usage. A mistake here or there is no big deal, but it would help me enjoy your story more if I didn't have to pull out my quill and red ink. :) Sorry--occupational hazard.
1. Pick 10 of your favourite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Fill in the film title once it's guessed.
5. NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search functions.
( Movie quotes beneath cut... )
Therefore, I've decided not to look at the prompts until I get the official word of "my" prompts from the mods.
I wonder if I can stick to that decision. :)