100indecisions: my chains are broken (Ginny says o rly?)
...because I haven't been posting and have been studiously avoiding both spoilers and discussions, partly because I was busy and partly because...I don't know.

Anyway.

Who will die: Voldemort. Has to. I would really like to see some other prominent Death Eaters go too--I'd love to see Neville finish off Bellatrix (if he dies in the process, that would be tragic but relatively okay), for instance. I'm sure some good guys will go too; probably a Weasley or two, which will make me cry no matter who it is, and...I don't know...I wouldn't be surprised to see Hagrid go. I love him, but I'd be happier to see him go than Certain Others, so yeah. Also would be okay with Moody's death, even though he's also awesome, because NOT REMUS NOT REMUS NOT REMUS. OR TONKS. *stuffs them both into the TARDIS for protection* Otherwise, I really don't want Harry to die and I sort of don't think he will, partly because it'd be a tricky feat to accomplish since 99% of the canon has been third-person-limited from Harry's POV. I also very much don't want the rest of the Trio, or Ginny, to die. But mostly NOT REMUS NOT REMUS NOT REMUS. (I'm less worried about Tonks, because Remus has had such a tragic story arc so far I wouldn't be terribly surprised if it ended with his death, but... NOOOOO.

Also I think Snape is probably going to end up dead. Whether he's good or not (and I'm tentatively voting for "good, but still a petty, vindictive git harboring a schoolboy grudge," mostly because having him be evil all along would be boring, and partly because while Dumbledore's made mistakes in the past, he's never been this wrong...well, scratch that--I believe that Dumbledore had things somehow in control more than I believe that Snape knew he was somehow working within Dumbledore's plan), I just can't see him living past the end of this book.

I also think Wormtail is going to end up dead. It just...sort of has to happen.

Ship predictions: REMUS/TONKS FOREVER AND EVER AMEN. *coughs* Er, yes. I want them to marry and she can burn toast for him while they grow old together. *wibbles at them* I also expect Ginny to be stubborn and to insist on accompanying Harry, or otherwise refusing to sit quietly by; I wouldn't be surprised to see Voldemort use her against Harry, though. I want to see Bill and Fleur get married, and I want some more cute, awkward, occasionally bickering Ron/Hermione. I'd also like to see some Neville/Luna, even though JKR says it's not happening (speaking of which, how much did OotP/f ship Neville/Luna? I mean, seriously).

Deathly Hallows: It's got to be the Horcruxes, hasn't it? I thought this was pretty obvious, but apparently there's actually a lot of debate on it, so now I don't know anymore.

Other stuff I'd like to see: Dumbledore said that Wormtail was now in Harry's debt, which hasn't been mentioned since PoA. I really want to see something come of this. I also want Remus and Tonks, and preferably some Eliot, Being Important for, you know, stuff. I'd like to see Ginny get in trouble because of her connection to Harry (and her past connection to Riddle) whether or not it's her fault for following him, but I'd love to see her manage to do something cool because of this to get herself out of this situation (maybe with a little help) to show she's a good match for Harry. 'Cause she is. I want to see the Trio do an extensive amount of traveling to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, largely so we can see more of wizarding Britain (heck, if Voldemort hid some Horcruxes somewhere outside the UK, I'd be even more thrilled; I'd love to see more of the wizarding world). I also have this odd desire to see them doing stuff in the Muggle world during their search, maybe back at Tom's orphanage, and I'd like to see them discovering previously unseen/unknown parts of Hogwarts (because I can't imagine a normal year seven, but I also can't imagine things not coming back to Hogwarts at some point). I want to see Harry going into something knowing he's going to die and completely willing to sacrifice himself to take Voldemort down, although I also want to see him Not Die. I do love me a self-sacrificial hero.

I also would like to see a Bat-Bogey Hex. No, serious. Do you have any idea how many times Ginny using it has been mentioned, and we still haven't really seen what it does?

...and at the very end, the TARDIS is going to materialize in the middle of the last battle between Harry and Voldemort, and Ten and Remus and possibly Sirius are going to come out and Save The Day. You know it.
100indecisions: my chains are broken (Doctor = Harry Potter fan. *wibble*)
This would be a fic I finally finished a few days ago and typed up yesterday--for the first [livejournal.com profile] nest_of_spiders prompt. Yes. It was a busy semester, what can I say? (Also, my title is lame.)

Title: The Morning After
Characters: Remus, James, Sirius, a bit of Peter; mentions Snape
Rating: G
Word count: 696
Disclaimer: All the usual ones. The bits about werewolf laws are, by and large, pulled out of my nether regions.
Summary: There are pranks, and then there are pranks. Sometimes, though, the joke goes too far.
Prompt: Day 1 (shut up): A joke's a very serious thing.
A/N: Not Sirius/Remus. Took a different direction with the prompt than the quote was going, I think, but that's how the plotbunny bites.

'It wasn't funny,' Remus says. )

Waaaaaugh.

May. 7th, 2007 07:21 pm
100indecisions: my chains are broken (Ravenclaw grammar Nazi)
Okay, so basically I'm the Most Horrible Person in the Universe, Ever, and would you like to know why? Well, I will tell you: last August (the 23rd, I believe), [livejournal.com profile] ressie_noldo had a birthday. And in advance of said birthday, she requested birthdayfic of Sirius Black in a trenchcoat. I started working on it the week before her birthday. I really, truly did.

And then, uh...well, first of all, it got long. I figured it would be short (because there was no plot. It was young!Sirius. In a black trenchcoat. Who needs plot?) and then it kept going and going, mostly because I didn't just sit myself down and write it in one sitting like I planned to, and then the fall semester started, and it was Bad, and I kept working on it even more slowly, and then Christmas break started, and it was also Bad, although I did manage to use some of my breaks at work to type it up and that. According to an old entry, I actually finished the thing around Dec. 22, 2006. And I wrote an oddball summary of it in my 2006 fanfic review even though I still wasn't ready to post it.

So, um...it's totally taken me this long to finish editing it. Mostly because I wasn't, you know, actively working on such an awful lot. I did do some of that during Christmas break, and then it just sort of...didn't happen...and on my little trip to Indianapolis I finally printed it out and made notes all over it on the airplane flight home (after doing homework. Yes, I did homework on the plane. It wasn't fun. Accomplished a lot, though.), and it still took me until yesterday to put in all those edits and then today to post it. Because I am just that awesome.

Anyway...yeeeah. Is it slightly problematic that as soon as I started thinking about this fic (over six months ago, shut up), I immediately started picturing Sirius in a black trenchcoat, and that said black trenchcoat made me temporarily picture him like Amon from Witch Hunter Robin? Because he's pretty fangirl-bait, and he also has longish black hair and a black trenchcoat. Except he broods a lot more than Sirius does. (You can see Amon's coat better in this picture or this one.) Other disclaimers: most of the Muggle-obsession bits were inspired by either [livejournal.com profile] ressie_noldo or [livejournal.com profile] faeriemaiden , so I'm afraid I can't take much credit for most of those; I don't think I wrote Walburga well at all; I thought this would be strictly funny but should have known better, considering my tastes, so yes, it goes pretty quickly into angst; I think my ending is kind of lame; no, I really couldn't help getting in a dig at Sirius/Remus; this is my first James-centric fic, which is weird because I've written Sirius and Remus before but never James, but the plotbunny just wanted James this time; and my treatment of Peter is making me feel like a Suethor. But it's not my fault, I swear--for one, I'm not good at writing more than a few people in a scene, and I don't feel I know Peter's personality well enough to write him properly, and when I first started thinking about it, I was picturing all of this with only Sirius, Remus, and James, and by the time I realized I'd left Peter out, it was just going to be too hard to shoehorn him back in when there wasn't really anything for him to do. So I had to shoehorn in an explanation for his absence instead.

Yeah, so. Hope you still like, Noldo, especially after the long wait and all my rambling here. >_<
According to Sirius—although James wasn’t entirely certain he believed him—the trenchcoat was the final straw. )
100indecisions: my chains are broken (Remus/Tonks squee!)
Driving to school today, I was stopped at a traffic light and happened to glance at the SUV a lane over. Don't know why I looked at its license plate, but I did, and it said:

PADFUT.

No. I'm serious. Padfoot. I wanted to tail the driver and stalk them so I could say just how unendingly awesome a license plate they had, but college beckoned, alas. Still. It was awesome, yo.
100indecisions: my chains are broken (unreal city)
You know how I complained about boring fic titles, right? So the way I fix that is by stealing them from poetry, mostly Eliot. This would not be so bad if the fics for which I steal these titles 1) had anything at all to do with said poems, at least in obvious subject matter or metaphor or semi-sly reference or something or 2) were actually, you know, Deep and Artistic enough to merit such titles.

Case in point: okay, I really, really want to do some kind of Doctor Who epicfic around various kinds of literature, mostly poetry, mostly "Dirge Without Music" and "East Coker," because there's so much in both of those that fits astonishingly well. Stealing my title would then make a lot of sense, and it would be okay. What I'm actually doing is more like...I'm probably going to give the title "The Twilight Kingdom" to this short little fic I haven't written yet where Rose regains her PotW memories, and the only relationship between the fic and the title is that the fic is sort of, you know, about dreams and stuff. Or I just came across this really awesome Chinese poetry in my lit textbook and I want to pull part of one line to use as the title for this incredibly short and almost meaningless fic about the Doctor's regeneration, even though it has just barely anything to do with the actual fic.

But then, seeing as I'm rubbish at coming up with titles on my own, I suppose it's not such a bad thing...

Anyway, I want to share some of this really awesome Chinese poetry, because I actually managed to find it online, too. Apparently none of these have titles, but they're all by Li Shang-yin from the A.D. 800s. I haven't read much Asian poetry--read some Indian poetry by Rabindranath Tagore back in 9th grade, I think, and really liked some of it...and then of course haven't been able to find those specific poems again. But anyway, what Asian poetry I have read has been absolutely beautiful, and these really stood out to me. They're so...melancholy and peaceful.

One inch of love is an inch of ashes )

Questions.

Jan. 19th, 2007 10:55 am
100indecisions: my chains are broken (time turner)
I finally finished "Parting of the Ways" last night, and having now seen all available canon (unless there's some really critical information in the spinoffs or additional stories, like the audiobooks), I still have some questions on things I just can't figure out.
Spoilers for seasons 1 and 2, naturally )
  • Not exactly another real puzzle, but: why did we never get to see the rest of the TARDIS? No, that's right, we saw the wardrobe room in The Christmas Invasion, but that was it. I probably shouldn't base much on fanfiction, but it's a staple of fanfic that the TARDIS is just huge, with lots of rooms and corridors that often get switched around. I suppose that comes from old canon, but I still wanted to see it.


    In other more fancrackish news, I realized this morning that it would be enormous fun to put Rose and the Doctor in Disney World, because...it would, and because there are several rides that prominently feature aliens, and, y'know, what if some real aliens had taken over and were using those rides for...okay, I don't even know, really, but it would be fun. (Well, and last night I was watching American Idol, because Kelsey had it on, and there were these two guys that...well, one basically just looked like a lump and couldn't sing, and the other, as Simon said, kind of looked like a bushbaby and really couldn't sing, so I theorized that they were aliens. Well, it could happen! They used the reality-show gimmick in "Bad Wolf," and it was awesome there, so...it could happen.)
  • 100indecisions: my chains are broken (What the frick?)
    I imitate people's facial expressions. By that I don't mean all the time, or all kinds of people; I mean I will catch myself more-or-less unconsciously making some expression like a character in a movie I've recently seen. I doubt anyone else would notice or make the connection, but I can tell when I'm doing it.

    For instance: there was a time when I occasionally smiled like Elijah Wood does as Frodo in LotR. There was another time when I sometimes used that one weird grimace/smile Jack got in an early scene in PotC I, when he and Will were supposedly making off with the Dauntless, I guess it was, and he saw that things were going exactly as planned.

    Well, right now, I've been catching myself making Nine's quick little crazy, sarcastic, oh-crap-this-is-so-not-my-day smile, and Rose's tongue-between-the-teeth, thinking, frustrated thing.

    I have no idea why I do this, but it sort of amuses me.
    100indecisions: my chains are broken (plotbunny)
    I had to watch Smallville last night because it was a new episode and Kelsey always has to watch it whether it's new or not, and I think it's the first one I've seen since before Christmas--before inundating myself with Doctor Who fanfic (speaking of which--tell me when you've got enough canon to read Whofic, [livejournal.com profile] faeriemaiden, because I have lots to rec) and season 1, more importantly. And I kept making comments (well, I always do; Smallville is a joy to snark at because all the characters, with the exception of Chloe, are so stupid) of different kinds, but this time they mostly centered on one theme: "This would be SO MUCH BETTER with the Doctor. Pop him in here and he'd have everything sorted within a few hours."

    Which is true, so it's excusable. What's not so excusable is this:

    At some point between yesterday evening and right now, a plotbunny snuck up on me. And oh, it was subtle--just started off as aimless daydreaming and fantasizing. I didn't recognize it as a plotbunny until it was too late.

    By now, I am seriously contemplating writing a Doctor Who/Smallville crossover (pre-Doomsday, mostly; don't know when it would occur in Smallville canon), almost entirely for the single purpose of making Clark Kent look like the idiot he is (and letting the Doctor make a crack about his lack of superintelligence to go along with his other powers). Although, because this is me, it would not be all snark--I'm not sure I'm capable of writing pure snark--because there will be angst, too, primarily because Clark can't really return to his homeworld either, even if the cases are different, and because...well, the "ghosts" did show up everywhere, in the end. Even Smallville.

    Don't get me wrong here. I'm not talking about Clark!angst. I don't think I could bear it, especially since canon Clark!angst usually involves Lana Lang, and I hate her. It's more like...implied Ten!angst and Rose!angst because...well, you know. I have to.

    In equally cracktastic (but more serious, plausible, and--sadly--obscure) crossovers, I really want to drop the TARDIS on Three Zed and see how Ten (or maybe Nine; haven't decided that, I guess) mixes with Shuhr. Unfortunately, 1) almost nobody would understand it, and 2) I have no idea how they would mix. The Doctor seems to be the only telepath (not a particularly strong one at that, as I understand it) in that canon.

    ETA: This could, by some chance, be partly because I finally watched the 2005 Children in Need special, which just reconfirmed that Ten is the most adorkable thing in this universe. Possibly more than one universe. I'm just afraid I can't do him justice--I've never really tried to write him, and considering what a character he is, making sure he's IC would be difficult but crucial.
    100indecisions: my chains are broken (plotbunny)
    Also known as "the vampire is even more pathetic than she thought previously." 'Cause...I haven't produced a lot this year. Not recently, anyway. And I suppose I might as well include stuff that isn't fanfic, too, just to make me look a little less pathetic. All sorted by posting date, because that's when I finished editing them and that. Word counts are what ff.net tells me, although some of those are my (rather long, at times) author's notes.

    Cut, because this went longer than I expected )
    100indecisions: my chains are broken (Doctor OMG)
    Now I finally know what the whole "rude and not ginger" thing is from. Among other things. ;p Ten swordfighting in PJs...there's something I didn't expect to see.

    So, I still like Ten better, because, you know, Tennant and all (I have to say, he hasn't seemed like Barty Jr. all season until his little whatever-that-was after Rose woke him up too early; and it occurred to me, thinking about GoF, that just possibly he was having way too much fun with that role, and that's the only reason for the whole...you know, the tongue thing), but I'm quite liking Nine after seeing the first episode on my DVD set. I think I will particularly like his angst.

    But, yeah. Both are shiny and really cute in their own way.

    Are all the Doctors so adorkable? ^-^

    (Also, I really need some new tags, because mine are almost useless.

    And, in totally unrelated news, I think I'm going to die if I don't start getting enough sleep. *bashes own skull in* I am not a morning person, yo.)

    ETA: Reading IMDB quotes for The Christmas Invasion reminded me of other parts of it--I about died when he started quoting "Circle of Life" (yes, I recognized it, just shoot me now), and I totally missed his Arthur Dent quote. Hee! That was win. Felt a little sorry for Harriet Jones, but--well, she didn't have to fire.

    *sniffles*

    Dec. 22nd, 2006 09:22 pm
    100indecisions: my chains are broken (Doctor OMG)
    Spoilers for the season finale of Doctor Who, just by the way. Be ye warned. )

    In other, less spoilery news, I'm babysitting somebody's fish for a couple weeks. This is the first fish I've had since South Dakota, which was...thirteen years ago? And Kelsey's and mine both died. >_< So I'm really paranoid this one's going to die while I have it.

    Also, we saw The Nativity Story Tuesday night. It was good--I didn't like how it distorted the timeline, of course: lots of people don't know that the Magi didn't show up until Jesus was about two, so that was bad enough, but...okay, Herod did not kill all the kids the night Jesus was born. And Mary's voiceover showing up so far in was way abrupt and awkward...and Mary's bad relationship with her parents was odd...well, and the whole fact that her first voiceover was along the lines of "Why do they force me to marry a man I don't love?" sounded pretty anachronistic to me. I've gotten the idea that back then, girls wouldn't even have thought of it in those terms--arranged marriages would have been the rule, not the exception. I did enjoy some of the friendly bickering between the Magi, and the movie did give me a couple geek-squee moments--the scene at Masada, and the little conversation between Mary and her mother that went something like "There is still hope." "Even in Nazareth?" Because, yeah, Nazareth was totally out in the sticks, and the Roman soldiers (oh yeah, and their eagle gave me a bit of a geek-squee moment too) don't want to be stuck out there any more than you do. And the cinematography was pretty, and like the reviews have said, it's very good at humanizing an extremely familiar story. I loved Joseph in particular--he was just a really good man.

    And, um, I really want to see it again, because um...I want to recap it. Badly. You know, kind of like [livejournal.com profile] cleolinda does. 'Cause--I don't know what it was, because I honestly did like the movie, but my brain kept producing really, really snarky commentary. I even thought, just a few minutes after it started, that I wanted to recap it and should start taking notes, but I just couldn't be bothered to pull out my notebook. >_< So hopefully either themoviespoiler.com or Wikipedia gets a very good synopsis, or I can see it again and take notes.

    Also, [livejournal.com profile] ressie_noldo, I am finally done with your birthday fic. I think. Yes, it has really taken me this long...and I still don't like the ending I hashed together at, um, almost 1 a.m. last night (I slept until 11:15 today. It was glorious), even though it was what I had in mind for ages. And didn't even like when I first thought of it. So yeah--it needs typing and editing and stuff.

    So, uh...

    Dec. 8th, 2006 08:34 pm
    100indecisions: my chains are broken (You make Snape's brain go splodey)
    "Love & Monsters," tonight's Doctor Who ep--all I can say is:

    ...That was weird.

    Also: more Ten[nant], less OCs and corpulent naked aliens, plxkthx.
    100indecisions: my chains are broken (plotbunny)
    "This" being, um, having written a fic. But not just any fic, no--a Dr. Who fic. Why is this so out of the ordinary as to warrant italics, you may ask? Well, seeing as my entire knowledge of canon comes from 1) absorbing stuff from [livejournal.com profile] avendya, [livejournal.com profile] ressie_noldo, and a little bit [livejournal.com profile] honorh (and then, realizing later that I have exposed myself to spoilers, going back and re-reading some of said spoilers, and getting depressed about Rose's fate or lack thereof), 2) reading synposes of all the Nine episodes (and the two or three Ten ones I missed) on Outpost Gallifrey, and 3) watching three whole episodes of Ten...the fact that I actually had the gall to write fic already is...

    Well, yeah.

    And it doesn't help that having never read any Dr. Who fic except Noldo's Ad Infinitum, I have no idea what kinds of things are and aren't written in the fandom, but I'm guessing from the subject matter of my fic that it's the sort of thing everybody and and their mom has already done. That, or something or other has canon'd me and I don't know enough about canon to know it. (I mean, I don't do these things, really. I look up everything on the Lexicon when I'm writing HP fic.)

    But, you know, I was just so grateful to get a ficlet plotbunny that let me write it all in one sitting, more or less, that I couldn't stop myself.

    Oh yeah, and it doesn't have a title, either.

    He thinks, this is the hardest time. )
    100indecisions: my chains are broken (mae)
    I'm in Washington now, currently, to visit my mom's side of the family. It's not as hot here as it was in Minnesota, which is a Very Good Thing (although even there it wasn't nearly as bad as it could have been--we were watching the Weather Channel last night and it seems to be in the 90s and 100s almost everywhere). This hotel has a computer to use free, which is also a Very Good Thing. Also, I slept in the same bed as someone else (my sister, and only my sister, pervs) for the first time in over a year last night, and I actually...had a pretty decent night's sleep.

    Unfortunately I didn't really get any writing done at the Corner at all, because...heh...I'm still trying to finish off the journal I should have written every day, but didn't have time, in D.C. I do want a good record of that trip, but it's getting sort of ridiculous. I'll be lucky if I finish it by the flight home and get a little real writing done then.

    However, my suitcase--my massive suitcase, jus under the weight limit from other people's stuff and all the garage sale shopping I did in Minnesota--is currently missing. The airline has checked the Portland and Seattle airports, to no avail, and apparently the last resort is the Minneapolis airport. Pray I get it back, okay? I don't need it back soon--I can buy enough clothes and toiletries for the last few days of this trip--but I really, really want this bag back. I got all kinds of great stuff for almost nothing when I was down there: a cheap copy of the new Pride & Prejudice movie, Eats, Shoots & Leaves, a light green prom dress for only $3, a black dress cape, a pair of dress pants, a red cashmere cardigan that's in fairly decent shape, a vintage-looking plaid skirt...well, and then there's all the other clothes I took with me, too, like tank tops I've only worn once, and a pair of jeans I haven't worn at all, and books I got when one of the Christian bookstores in town was closing, and...all kinds of things. So yeah. Some of that--the newer clothes--I can probably replace...I know I've got a couple t-shirts I really like that I can't get back...I'd never be able to get all that great garage-sale stuff back, of course, which would be sad.

    Also, I have finally read Pride and Prejudice, and I have decided--based on a sentence near the end of the book--that Mr. Bingley is a Hufflepuff. *nods* He's so cute; I adore him. Mr. Darcy's cooler, of course, but I love Bingley too.

    Unbodying

    Jul. 12th, 2006 08:05 pm
    100indecisions: my chains are broken (writer)
    I mentioned this to [livejournal.com profile] faeriemaiden a couple days ago and figured I might as well post it here. It's part of a fic I attempted to write--RT, of course--based on the idea that Remus has read lots of Muggle authors and is a particular fan of Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. I just love that, but the problem with this is that it refers to a quote in Lewis's Out of the Silent Planet that isn't helpful and doesn't actually exist, and anyway the idea of unbodying in there really has nothing whatsoever to do with werewolf transformations, literally or figuratively (though I may be able to manage the latter). Plus I'm not sure I like the way I have Tonks acting here, and the bit about the other Marauders falls flat, I think.

    Anyway...I don't know when this is supposed to happen, but Remus is resting in bed here, the morning after a full moon.

    “What does it feel like?” she asks. “The transformations?” )

    So basically I've got a cute little bit of RT fluff and nowhere to go with it. Bother.
    100indecisions: my chains are broken (Charlie strange)
    Not real surprising, though.

    Which Chronicles of Narnia character are you most like? )
    100indecisions: my chains are broken (tuesday_skyline)
    ...though not as desperate as when I posted it on my Xanga. But still.

    I am finally going to do the drabble meme that [livejournal.com profile] faequeene and [livejournal.com profile] faeriemaiden and I don't know who else did, because I always do what everyone else does, except it takes me yonks longer to jump on the bandwagon than it does everyone else. :p

    What does that mean? It means anyone who comments on this entry, or one of my other recent entries, gets to request a drabble from me. That's a short fic of 100 words, if you don't know. I will try to discipline myself to actually 100 words. Maybe. Can be any fandom you think I'm familiar with, and you can be as specific as you like about the characters and/or situations involved (you can leave poetry or song fragments and tell me to build off them, too), though I'm most likely to manage something in Harry Potter or Tolkien (other reasonably good ones are Narnia, Firebird, Legends of the Guardian-King, Lost, and Star Wars).

    And no, if you are on both Xanga and LJ, that does not mean you get to request two drabbles. :p

    Yeah. And now I really need to get going.
    100indecisions: my chains are broken (mae)
    I don't really know what I think of this story.

    The plotbunny for it bit me ages ago, and it took me close to forever--probably a couple months--to write it, because most of the time I was only writing a couple sentences a night...very bad way to write something that's intended to be short, because then it comes out all choppy and incoherent, and all those great lines you had originally and all the ways you knew it was going to make sense just dribble away, until you're left with something you're sure isn't as good as it should be, but you don't know how to fix it. The date on the file is February, but I'm not sure when I actually finished writing it. Just finished typing it up today, though.

    Well, and reading Shifts between finishing this fic and typing most of it up didn't help either. Now I have to wonder whether it's just bad, period, or if it's only bad in comparison to Shifts (and there is a huge difference there).

    Either way, here it is in all its (mostly unedited, and completely untitled) glory. Or lack thereof.

    But Remus knows the truth now, and so he wonders different things. They are not pleasant either. )

    Any help on this would be wonderful. Titles, too, assuming I don't decide to scrap it completely (which would be sad, since it's five pages on Word, and that's a long fic for me).
    100indecisions: my chains are broken (plotbunny)
    So I had two plotbunnies last night, and I think they were both...classic badfic, or things that would get me detainment at HFA, or something. And I don't want to let them go.

    Plotbunny number 1: a vampire attends Hogwarts. No, really. She was bitten shortly before she got her letter, and her parents arranged for her to go to Hogwarts anyway, making various precautions with Dumbledore--a la Remus going to Hogwarts and all--so she wouldn't endanger herself (sunlight, not getting enough blood) or other students (y'know, the whole "attacking people and sucking their blood" thing could put a damper on the learning environment they're trying to foster).

    Plotbunny number 2: a Harry Potter/Lord of the Rings crossover AU thing. Again: no, really. At some point shortly after HBP, Harry and Frodo switch bodies, sort of (which I totally haven't explained, but I did only think of this last night), only they're sort of...mixed up with each other, mentally and physically. Harry, in ME, has a vague idea of what Frodo's been doing his entire life, and Frodo, in Hogwarts, has a vague idea of Harry's life, but not at first, and it probably starts to come to them in dreams. Physically, Harry still has his scar, hair, eyes, etc., but he probably also gets some hobbit features, like the feet or something. Frodo maybe hits four feet, finally. As for language barriers, because of the switch, Harry can think in English and speak in Westron if he doesn't think about it too hard, but if he does think about it, it comes out in English and nobody else can understand him. Latin-based spells come out as Quenya; more rarely, Greek-based ones come out as Sindarin. Same for Frodo, except the other way around. This is all twisted up with Horcruxes, and the Ring essentially being one, which Harry now has to destroy, and some Horcrux back at home that Frodo has to help destroy, and something similar happening between Sauron and Voldemort too, and...oh, it's a mess. But it would be SO MUCH FUN.

    I think I should probably be dragged out somewhere and shot. I'm flirting with some of the Unpardonable Sins of Fanfiction. And I want to do them ANYWAY.

    *goes to bed*
    100indecisions: my chains are broken (reflect)
    I've thought about this on and off since reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince several months ago and never really talked about it--for that matter, I still haven't talked about Why Harry Potter Is Not of the Devil (or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Harry Potter) or commentary on all the books, because I never even put them in Currently Reading on Xanga. But [livejournal.com profile] fernwithy's "TRA" subplot made me think of it again, and I certainly agree with her that it's an issue I won't take a side on, seeing as it could completely go either way. I do have my thoughts, however.

    HBP spoilers, for anyone reading this who's been living in a cave since last July )

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