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Since some of you are in a re-reading mood, I thought I'd link to a few friends' re-reads. I won't include ones I think I've already posted.

[personal profile] lindalupos 

Prisoner of Azkaban:   With werewolf feels. 

Goblet of Fire: With discussion about the Three Year Summer.

Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Apparently the new version of FB doesn't have Harry and Ron's doodles anymore! :(

[ profile] shiiki 

PS/SS Chapter 7: Sorting Hogwarts out. 

PS/SS Chapters 8 & 9:
Neville is love and Snape is a douche. 

[personal profile] glitter_n_gore 

Meta: Is Remus bisexual?



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This is actually on LJ because Dreamwidth isn't copying and pasting properly, for some reason.

Filk: I've Got a Theory. Or, what would happen if in OoTP, the trio, Luna, Neville and Ginny had sung about Dumbledore's Army, Umbridge and Voldemort instead?

Link here
author_by_night: (fistbump by etherealnetworks)
"Okay, guys. Gary's Grill at seven?"

Gryffindor: Let's do a different place. I heard people in charge of that one publicly endorsed something terrible.

Slytherin: Some of us live closer to Mark's Steakhouse. Let's go there.

Ravenclaw: We should either go later or earlier if we want to avoid a long wait.

Hufflepuff: I'll be there!
author_by_night: (zoeserenity by hobbitseeker)
Surprisingly, it was harder to get strange or amusing bad translations of song titles. But here are the ones google manage to twist once I ran them through enough languages...

Send in the Clowns: Mr. Batman

First Cut is the Deepest: The First is Located in the Heart

Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend: The Diamond is a Girlfriend

Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band: From the Center on Behalf of the Target Service Gateway

I Could Have Danced All Night: Jump to the Night, I Cannot

I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet: I Believe Against the Earth - Feet!

Bridge Over Troubled Water: Dirty Water on Deck

Take Me or Leave Me: Ask a Question or Leave Me

We All Live in a Yellow Submarine: The Ship, The Submarine: We All Have to Live Not in the Yellow
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[personal profile] lindalupos asked: What are your thoughts on Dumbledore, and on Mr and Mrs Weasley, now you're rereading the series as an adult?

Hm... I'm not sure that much has changed in reading it while I'm older, per se, but here is what I've come away with in re-reading.

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author_by_night: (Jenny by etherealnetwork)
Okay, so this time, a question dimity_blue actually asked: What do you think about them (the books) being limited to Harry's POV?

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dimity_blue  [personal profile] rogueslayer452 asked me what I thought of the Deathly Hallows epilogue. A contentious topic if there ever were one.


(ETA:  I apologize for naming the wrong person.)

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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)

Read more... )Seriously though, anyone know how to make this a fanvid? Because it needs to be a thing.
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."

Some minor spoilers for all Harry Potter books under the cut (and potentially huge ones in the comments).Read more... )

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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