author_by_night: (River-Llama song by active_apathy)

If you'd like to have an idea about what's on this LJ beyond the public entries, see my profile.
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So I'm doing some Harry Potter fandom entries for the anniversaries of the first and last books respectively coming up. I asked my friends to ask me some things about my time in the fandom/thoughts on HP fandom in general. There's still plenty of time to do so!

I'm going to answer one of [personal profile] makamu 's questions:  The first fanfics I ever  read and/or wrote. I'll keep this public.

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author_by_night: (LeslieBen by nuv0le_rapide)

So I watched the second season of Master of None, and have thoughts both on that and Aziz Ansari's saying that he doesn't want a third season until he's in a different place in his life. 

(This post is 100% spoilery.)


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I wrote this for a Remus/Tonks fest ages ago, and realized as I'm trying to do Harry Potter stuff for DH, I might as well post this. I hated Remus/Tonks in Deathly Hallows, but writing this fic actually helped me understand Remus's perspective a little better.

Author: author_by_night

Fandom: Harry Potter

Title: It Opens

Ship: Remus/Tonks

Rating: PG-13

Summary: Panic on Remus's part forces the newly married couple to reconsider their marriage. Originally posted on rt_morelove, then beta read and posted on PhoenixSong.

author_by_night: (LeslieBen by nuv0le_rapide)
Same old same old - I put a bunch of things into google translate and LOL (or shudder) at the results. This round was literary titles.

(I can't tell you the exact languages, because I actually compiled these ages ago. I will tell you it's actually quite difficult to translate book titles, because google translate just tells you the official translated title. You have to "trick" it.)

A Song of Ice and Fire: Gal Man Track

A Tale of Two Cities: Describe Two Big Cities

Harry Potter and the...

Philosopher's Stone: In the Book

Sorcerer's Stone: Location and Use

Goblet of Fire: I Do Not for Example - D is Your Brother

Deathly Hallows: Halloween Fair

A Christmas Carol: Class Began Employment

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe: Whistle, Leaving Fried Green Tomatoes in a Restaurant

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo: The Girl Did Not Have That

Pride and Prejudice: Iron Chain Leech

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants: I Have Come, Sister

A Midsummer's Night Dream: Midsummer Night Lotto Review
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Apparently I wrote drabbles for Deathly Hallows a year ago, but never posted them. Better late than never!

My Turn


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Minerva Screamed

(Gen - Minerva McGonagall)

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Beyond Words

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author_by_night: (Folks by ozqueen (quoted from To Kill a)

The whole LJ debacle, written to the tune of "Somebody That I Used to Know." 

(Note: This isn't me making light of the crummy situation. At all.  It's just how I handle these things.)

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author_by_night: (LeslieBen by nuv0le_rapide)
I don't know how to do codes, so this is a C&P Meme. Sorry.

Meme is pretty self-explanatory... if you're a writer, this meme is for you! Doesn't matter if it's blogging, creative nonfiction, novels, reviews, fanfic... writers of all forms are welcome.

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author_by_night: (Ann by nuv0le_rapide)
A few years ago, there was a 20 Facts fest for Harry Potter, where you made up 20 facts about a character. I'm doing something similar for Buffy, except it's five facts about Willow Rosenberg. Long story short, I was unable to do all twenty, but might do four other characters later today or tomorrow.

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author_by_night: (Pawnee sign by nuv0le_rapide)
But for now, I'll settle for .gifs and texts.

(A fangirl political parody)

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author_by_night: (Ann by nuv0le_rapide)

There are two "hot coffee" stories - the popular one and the truth.

(Short post, cut is for use of .gifs.)

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Author: [ profile] author_by_night

Title: Full Circle

Fandom: Harry Potter

Rating: PG-13

Words: 7,523

Summary: When Andromeda hears that Neville Longbottom and Harry Potter are being sought by Voldemort, she and her cousin Sirius vows to protect both families. Unfortunately, in war, nothing ever goes as planned.

Characters: Andromeda Tonks, Ted Tonks, Nymphadora Tonks, Alice Longbottom, Lily Evans Potter, Sirius Black

Ships: Mostly gen, with moments of Alice/Frank, Andromeda/Ted and Harry/Ginny.

Notes: Thank you to [ profile] sherylyn for beta reading! Also, as a warning to anyone for whom this is a touchy subject, this fic does deal with infertility and adoption.

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Over the years, something I've seen more and more of is this: "She may be famous, but in reality, JK Rowling isn't a very good writer."

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I'm just about out of thoughts! What do you guys think? Is JKR an overrated good writer, is she a good middle grade writer (but a sub par writer when you're older), or is she bloody brilliant and everyone who thinks otherwise has the emotional range of a teaspoon?
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The earth is definitely doomed.

I forsee a future where we only "like" things IRL, too. After all... if "likes" have hit the blogosphere, what else can we expect?

Below is a demonstration of what we might expect. With apologies to robots.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a new Harry Potter movie, is coming out soon. Here is a poll. Public so everyone can chime in.

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author_by_night: (LeslieBen by nuv0le_rapide)
Nah, it won't. It's based on a reddit thread. :P And it's a bit limited since it's about specific shows (it helps to have seen all of them, probably should've seen at least two): Parks and Recreation, the US version of The Office, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I'm sticking to them because they were all more or less created and/or written by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur.

Public, so anyone can feel free to jump in. :)

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author_by_night: (LeslieBen by nuv0le_rapide)
At least according to the trending news on Facebook. When I watched it at eleven, Sabrina looked so mature. Now, in the picture they're showing, she looks so young. Of course, sixteen is to me now what seven year olds were to me at eleven.

So, random Sabrina thoughts:
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Did any of you watch Sabrina? Do you still?
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I thought that I would post the Hermione and Ginny friendship fic I wrote a few months ago.

Title: Outside the Bubble

Rating: Teen

Fandom: Harry Potter

Ships: Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione.

Description: Ginny and Hermione's friendship as told in conversations throughout their years at Hogwarts.

Spoilers: All seven books. (Note that EWE can be applied.)

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author_by_night: (Ann by nuv0le_rapide)
Although I'm VERY glad we're addressing the emphasis on fashion and dating in girl's magazines (with disregard for the fact that girls do care about other things), I want to point out that Boys' Life isn't the boy version of Girls' Life. I thought that originally too, a few years ago when we happened to get both copies at work, but Boys' Life is for Boy Scouts, hence the emphasis on camping and such. So it's not like the same company is releasing two magazines, a girly one for chicks, a manly one for boys.

Also, from what I remember of Girls' Life (when I read it back in the late 90's and early 00's), they always seemed to have a fair balance between "fashion and boys" and other things. If some issues more than others. (And I will say that even at thirteen, I definitely noticed the number of white, thin, able-bodied models over... anyone else). That may have changed, or maybe I'm remembering wrong, but I seem to recall there were worse magazines when it came to that.

Again, I'm glad the issue is being addressed, I just hope people aren't coming away with the impression that Boys' Life is supposed to be "Girls' Life for Boys." (Although I do wonder if there's a Girl Scouts magazine, and if not, why that is.)

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