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All my writing is now archived at slumber@DW. HP is quite clearly my fandom, though way back in mid-2000 I also dabbled in others (QaF, Kill Bill, Peter Pan, Rainbow Boys, As Told by Ginger, Uptown Girls--yeah, I don't know either :\) and they're all listed here. I'm dividing the HP fics into fics (anything above 1000 words), ficlets (501 to 999 words), and drabbles (500 and under), just because I've too many drabbles. I also added the year I wrote the fic, to (hopefully) excuse my older work. :|

If the way I've organized this is a little off-putting, I have also tagged fics by word count, rating, and character (and there are a lot of minor ones; I didn't realize til I started tagging), so if you'd like to browse through that way, feel free to do so here. Most of it are under the "character" and "fic" tags.

As always, feedback of any sort is always appreciated, even if it may be years behind. Happy reading! ♥

Fics | Ficlets | Drabbles | Other Fandoms

( Ficcage this way. )
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Daily Tracker

I got a little lucky with NaNo because I had more time than I anticipated in the first four days. The word count is great (I stopped somewhere around 23k today thinking that was it, then realized I could break the halfway mark if I did a slightly longer session so I went for it) and I'm more than happy with it, but I'm only just nearly done with the second part of a seven-story collection, so reaching 50k is probably not the end of it for me. Which. IDEK. *flail*

THE GOOD NEWS is I also set deadlines for finishing parts of the fic, and I'm on schedule for it, if not a bit ahead, so at least I'm still on track for finishing?

THE PROBLEM is I have absolutely nothing for part 3, so I'm probably going to get stalled out a bit there? I'll try to think up plot for it, because as much as possible I would like to write things in order, even though technically each part can stand on its own.

Definitely done writing for the day, though. XD How is everyone else doing? Non-NaNo peeps, are you sick of these updates yet? I'm not going to post too much too often (that's what Twitter is for, har har) so dun worry. XD
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  • Signed up for Nano! I'm not entirely sure why, what with [redacted] happening in November and not having plot and time and all of that, but. I signed up. Right now I think I'm doing Teen Wolf which, EL OH EL, but [ profile] theaeblackthorn gave me plot that I might be able to play with. WE WILL SEE I will try to spend this weekend plotting it out.

    The PLAN for Nano:
    - 2-hour writing blocks on Monday evening (3000-word goal) -- 12000 max
    - 4-hour writing blocks on Wednesday (6000-word goal) -- 24000 max
    - 1.5-hour writing blocks weekday mornings (2250-word goal) -- 27000 if 3x a week, 45000 if 5x, not counting Thanksgiving
    - at least 2 4-hour blocks on weekends (min 6000-word goal) -- 18000 not counting Thanksgiving

    Not entirely sure I'll be able to pull off the daily morning thing and the last time I did the 4-hour writing blocks I came up with a little under 10k SO THIS MIGHT JUST WORK. The problem is, and has always been, plotting. Also focus. I'll honestly need to have legit plot before November though. What do 50k words look like plot-wise? Seriously, this is my problem.

  • Getting a new laptop. Been sitting on this decision for the last year, but I bought my Mac in 2007 and have never updated its OS, which is a problem because I'm four behind and it's hard to install new software now because, you know, BEHIND. <.< >.> I was going to update it, but it turns out it can go as high as the OS Lion, but not the Mountain Lion (which is newer).

    The laptop itself is still working, it is, but the memory's catching up to it, I think, and I'd much rather replace it now and move my files over before, you know, having the hard drive crash and fail and I end up losing everything.

    But it's still in good working condition at 5 years, I am impressed, so it's not even a question that I'm sticking with Apple. Before I had my Mac I had a shitty Acer laptop that died within 2 years. In that time I have had to take it to random service places and paid out of pocket for things to get fixed. Meanwhile Apple customer service has never done me wrong -- it faltered a few days after my warranty expired and they serviced it for free. I dropped sparkling water in it and fried it WAY past the warranty expiration AND THEY SERVICED IT FOR FREE (IT WOULD HAVE BEEN $850) BECAUSE I ADMITTED IT WAS MY FAULT. Like. What even.

    I'm thinking it's just time, too. EXCITED. :D

  • Considering getting this too. I don't tend to be frivolous but ngl bags are kind of a weakness. D: Also I travel a lot and it'd be nice to have a purse that my laptop can easily slot out of when I'm going through security and just in general too, IDK look it looks professional and not a diaper bag I love my Vera Bradley messenger bag but I wouldn't have bought it if a friend hadn't given it to me because diaper bags idk.

  • HOCKEY. Okay maybe not really but HOCKEY. IS. HAPPENING. Going to a charity game this Friday. The 2010 Blackhawks that I like are playing and fasjf;asjfkasl;dflaksj yes I just want to see some goddamn hockey already. I should be going to AHL games but IDK, never get around to looking at ticket prices and stuff. I have a friend who works for the Wolves and can get me free tickets but it's a matter of waiting on her too, because the last time we tried to do that she texted me two days before the game I'd wanted. :|

  • Potted Potter. It is showing in Chicago and I am watching it this November AND I CANNOT WAIT. It's been a long time since I was in a theater urgh. Also considering Kinky Boots because my friend said it was fun and Groupon has 35% off for it IDK. Probably not though already spending so much monies. :|

Sorry, this is just random rambling because I felt the need to update. :|
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GetYourWordsOut: Back for a 4th Year!
Pledges & Requirements |

I know I have some writerly friends here, so if you're interested, signups end tonight. Basically you just pledge to write a minimum 150k words a year. Even if you think you can't make it, you'll likely write more words than if you never tried, right? So go go go and sign up!

PS: Happy New Year's!
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Here's the (writing) plan for the rest of the year (HOLY SHIT WHERE DID 2011 GO?):

  • Finish [ profile] hp_zombiefest - due Sept30 BLAH should be done soon though
  • Finish [ profile] interhouse_fest - due Oct25 (halfway through!)
  • Plot out and finish [ profile] smutty_claus - due Nov22
  • Write that fic for [ profile] ccharlotte - let's say it's due Dec31
  • Drabbles for the flist for December

I did holiday drabbles once-- alllllll the way back in 2004. SEVEN YEARS AGO. Jesus. I can't believe I'm still friends with some of you from there! :| :D

Anyway in celebration of friends old and new (*waves to all the new friends*) I figured it was time to do this again.

The rules:
  1. Comment with at least three characters or ships.
  2. Add a selection of prompts for each.

And that's it. All ships are welcome-- I'm tempted to say the rarer the better, but some of you might see that as a challenge. :| Harry Potter is my preferred fandom, but I am willing to take on the following as well (with the warning that I've never actually written anything for these so apologies if I don't get any of their voices right):
* Criminal Minds
* Doctor Who (new series only)
* Feed, Deadline, that universe in general
* GoT (still slogging through the second book, sorry)
* Gossip Girl
* Hockey (gen only)
* How I Met Your Mother
* Sherlock (BBC)

Plus, IDK, anything that I may be familiar with. If in doubt, just add Harry Potter prompts and the fandoms/ships/etc that you like and I'll see what I can do for you. :D

Anyway I know it's only September but I'm planning on not writing much (or at all) in November and I figured I should get a head start on this ASAP. Also September is a -ber month. TOTALLY holiday season tiemz already.
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I totally flaked out of doing all of the [ profile] womenlovefest days, and I wish I could say real life was to blame, but in reality, I ran out of things to say about Sansa that wouldn't be repetitive. I've read so little. :( Also, this is the last week of [ profile] het_bigbang and I've been editing on and off since getting the fic back from my lovely lovely betas.

I will be so happy come noon this Sunday, because that's essentially my buzzer going "Time's up! Pencils up! Submit what you have, please and thanks."

Because no matter how much I spend editing, I'm always going to find new things to fix. I probably waffled on the same thing five different times or something, IDEK. Blergh. Seriously. Editing is like the Doctor going to war with the Daleks-- you think it's the last time you face them, but you turn around and there they are again, challenging you in their new form.

I have battled italics, adverbs (still a few strays, but brain's too fried to figure out how best to reword those), prepositions, tenses (though I'm this close to admitting defeat), redundancies and repetitive wording, and today, it's "managed to" and other variations of prolonging sentences -- beware, "the fact that", for you are next. Or something. Yet I know, the next time I look, there will be something new to change, some stray word to pluck out and replace.

So glad there is a deadline for this.
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September 6:

38282 / 25000 words. 153% done! +4415


Well. There's still editing to be done. Details, details. :|
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I crossed the 25K mark on my [ profile] het_bigbang on July 10. I nearly broke 30K a week later, and then... I stopped. For about five weeks. Then I rearranged things (SOBBING I LOVE SCRIVENER), cut out-- oh, what's 10K words?-- and started writing again towards the end of August. In the interest of not getting ahead of myself, I will just post numbers and leave the commentary for another day, preferably when I have finished the whole damned thing. :|

September 4:

33867 / 25000 words. 135% done! +10126

I've apparently been working on this for 11 weeks so far )

In other writing news, [ profile] hogwarts_houses (which I signed up for) has started posting, and will post throughout September. It's house-focused, and so far there have been some great pieces for it. I'm talking extreme minor characters (the Hufflepuff one is about a part-vampire once featured on JKR's site) and even an OC/OC one for Slytherin that was about Draco's grandfather's brother.

I also signed up for [ profile] smutty_claus and I have an outstanding prompt for [ profile] interhouse_fest that I still have to sort out plot-wise but can't wait to start writing. Smutty Claus assignments get sent out September 21ish, so I'm hoping to knock both out by October.

And then it's No-Write November for me, thankyouverymuch. Whew.
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...but the minimum word count is only 500, and it's about zombies.

AND I don't have to go off any of the prompts listed if I didn't want to, so it's basically anything goes.

AND I think I have an idea or two for it.

AND it'll be a good break from [ profile] het_bigbang, which is kicking my ass in all the worst possible ways.

[ profile] hp_zombiefest - where HP and zombies collide
Sign-ups begin July 25th, 2011

AND come on. It's zombies. How can I say no to that?
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No, and far from it. BUT.

July 10:

25688 / 25000 words. 103% done! +5864

Best weekly total yet! Yay.

Week-by-week, in reverse )

So, that's out of the way. Now to, you know, finish it. Did I say I was 75% done? I actually haven't reached the end of the third part yet (there's four parts) so who knows how long's this gonna take, and every time I say "Okay, and then in the next scene THIS will happen" it takes about three more scenes before the aforementioned event even takes place.

*tears at hair*


Randomly, I want to read a scene where the Doctor picks up a Harry Potter character (Pansy Parkinson, for laughs) as a companion and takes them inside the TARDIS, and she's not impressed that it's bigger on the inside because wizards have the ability to do that too. This scene exists somewhere already, right?
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So my Glompfest fic for [ profile] serpentinelion got posted, hurray! While I know I've sort of gone off H/D in fandom, it wasn't until I signed up for this that I realized I haven't written H/D in seven years. Also, that the stories I have written were horrible, so. Ew. :|

But the H/D fandom has always been my first love, and I know many of you from there, so really, despite no longer shipping H/D as actively as I once did (via board discussions if not actual fiction) it's always going to have a special place in my (mostly) Slytherin-worshipping heart. Fiction Alley, Guns 'n' Handcuffs? When we say we go way back, it is actually true now. Seven years. That's ridiculous.

Anyway, here's a link to the fic. (Notice the side dish of Slytherin shippiness. I just can't ever stop. Blaise/Pansy is a real ship for me now too. Hm.)

Title: Oliver's Broom
Betas: [ profile] perculious and [ profile] melusinahp, with additional fest-sponsored proofing by [ profile] nursedarry and I am fairly sure one other person
Glomp For: [ profile] steamyaffair, whose amazing request included Broommaker & Quidditch Owner
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco (and a side dish of Blaise/Pansy)
Summary: Draco crafts the best custom brooms in all of Britain. Leave it to Harry to come along with a special request that puts that into question.
Rating: PG-13 (unfortunately)
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warning(s): None
Epilogue compliant? EWE
Word Count: ~8000

( Ginny had warned him the shop would have no name. )

PS. Oddly enough, Oliver Wood has shown up in 4 of my last 6 fics. Half the time I haven't been kind to him. Sorry. :\
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Title: Unsettled
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Theodore/Susan, Oliver/Katie, some Theo/Daphne and Neville/Hannah
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~3100
Summary: The war is over, but it doesn't feel like it's truly ended.
Additional Notes: Written for the community at [ profile] hp_spring_fling. Many, many thanks to my beta, Ashvarden, who helped shape and prod this into readable form. The request I had asked for a tone more somber than I was used to writing, and this had been an interesting exercise in restraint versus... whatever its opposite was. Erm. So yeah.

( The Nott Manor had never been one to inspire feelings of cheer and fuzziness. )

One day I will remember why I decided to create a second journal to post all my writing to. :\
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  • [ profile] het_bigbang is plugging along, but I think I'm officially blocked. I know what comes next, but not really how to write it. It could be because I spent the last couple of days in San Francisco and have had very little sleep and just need to step away for a bit, but. I don't know. It also doesn't feel like I'm at the halfway point of the story yet? Which could be a problem.

    June 19:

    14594 / 25000 words. 58% done!

  • Pottermore

    I have tickets to an evening showing of Deathly Hallows part 2. I'm mildly interested in what JKR has to say about the houses as per the Pottermore announcement. I would be disappointed if she ~ruined~ what's canon in my head by saying things about some characters that I didn't have in mind, but at the same time, the characters I like are minor enough that I don't think she's going to screw them up further. And the one time she touched a minor character, it was Blaise Zabini and I kind of loved what she did with him. It's not quite "In JKR I trust" but it'll do.

  • NHL Schedule

    Lots of bullet point stuff here. Kind of disappointed we won't be going to the Wild on a Saturday, even more disappointed that the home-and-home opener is against Dallas as opposed to the Wings, when the Hawks/Wings have traditionally opened the season in at least the last three years.

    St Louis on December 3 will be on a Saturday, though, as will Nashville (twice, even: January 21 and March 31) and the last game of the season in Detroit, April 7 (also Caroline's birthday!) so doing two out of four possible road trips will be pretty good.

    Not related to the schedule, but NHL-centric: WHOA FLYERS. WHOA.
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I wrote How I Married Your Mother for [ profile] hp_canon_fest and the reveals went up yesterday so I can now post it in my writing journal and link you to it because I'm a shameless pimper like that. (Although if for some reason this is the third time you saw this post today then I apologize--I don't expect much crossover between this journal, [ profile] creativeslumber, and [ profile] draco_asteria. :|

The prompt I signed up for was: "Asteria is a criminal mastermind, Draco is her reluctant sidekick. The crime in question could be the heist of the century or something as simple as stealing an apple. Means, motivation, success up to the author."

[ profile] carlyinrome and [ profile] todaythesamesky helped cut out stuff and kept track of my tenses/POV, basically rock star beta work, so ♥♥♥ your way, ladies. :)

Read it (if you want) here, plskthx.

Beneath this cut you'll find writing-related musings, more for my benefit than yours )
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Random Writing Babble

I was reading an old application for a game -- think June 2008, almost exactly three years ago -- and realized that a phrase I used to describe my character's appearance back then is almost exactly the phrasing I used to describe a character in a fic I wrote this year. Granted, I was thinking of the same man while I was writing both, but the semi-self-plagiarization probably means I'm a little too used to using the same turns of phrases or something.


Read a couple of posts recently about POV and epithets too, things I'm not normally aware of when I write, and yep. I've been very recently guilty of them.

Double and triple blergh.

Glompfest Beta?

Due to [ profile] alaana_fair's not-so-subtle pimping, PLUS the availability of an awesome prompt that I just couldn't say no to, I signed up for Glompfest. Which is funny, because I actually checked, and I have a total of two Harry/Draco fics in my archives, ahahaha. Also, don't look, because I'm not proud of either of them.

Anyway. Almost a third of the way through, and I was wondering if anyone on the flist would like to beta? It will probably be under 5,000 words. I hope.

Het Big Bang Tips and Beta?

I signed up for [ profile] het_bigbang with a Slytherin-based plot in mind. It's 25k minimum, due September 20th or something close to that date, and I'm not allowing myself to start it until Glompfest gets done. I know 25K is peanuts to some of you (and you have my eternal admiration), but I've never written anything over 10,000 words. So. I need some help? Possibly a beta who will help point out plot holes, iron out loopholes and what-have-you, and then proofread along the way, if someone has the time. And if you've participated in a big bang before...

What generally works best in terms of outlining/planning so you know you'll reach 25K? How do you determine whether or not you have enough of a plot to make the minimum, but not too much that it goes way over? (I don't want to be unable to finish it, since deadlines seem to be my only motivation for writing things.)

General words of wisdom? Advice? Writing habits that really help and writing habits that really don't?

Thanks. ♥
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So reveals for [ profile] hpvalensmut went up last night, and I've got [ profile] sparkysparky to thank for the lovely Blaise/Terry fic. :D

This is the first fest I've joined in more than a year, and I'm honestly so pleased with the request I received from [ profile] mr_mercutio-- there's no better way to dip my toes (HAH, I actually spelled that Toews :\) back into writing than, erm, diving headfirst into what I'm calling my Slytherclaw agenda. This was originally posted here. Feedback would be so much love, please and thank you! ♥

Title: Salvation by Slytherin
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: Nothing, really. Plot, probably, and a disappointing lack of darkness.
Summary: All Terry Boot wants to do is author a book and perhaps rewrite history as wizarding society remembers it, but the Slytherins just won't cooperate. When a civil war erupts and Terry's only chance of escape involves working with a poorly-acronymed rebel group and an army of questionable professionals to take down the largest magical empire in the world, is his potential bestseller really worth all the trouble? (Theodore/Blaise, Draco/Terry, shades of Draco/Theodore.)
Disclaimers: If I owned Harry Potter, it wouldn't be about Harry Potter. Made up facts and figures derived from actual facts and figures found in Wikipedia.
Notes: Though the Slytherins were nowhere in the Battle of Hogwarts in the book, JKR has stated in later interviews that they were, so I've taken that for fact. Much thanks and love to [ profile] ccharlotte for the beta.

( Salvation by Slytherin-- this way, please! )
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Title: Deconstruction
Author: [ profile] slumber/[ profile] creativeslumber
Pairing: Roger Davies/Various
Rating: R
Word Count: 2,205 words
Summary: The trick to having, he is told, is not wanting.
Additional Notes: Here it is, what appears to be another paper crane.

( 'You know what people want the most?' he asks, shouting to be heard. )
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Title: This Charming Man
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Roger/Blaise
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 580 words
Summary: Play. Pause. Fast Forward. Rewind.
Additional Notes: Written for [ profile] ccharlotte. *kisses* Also for [ profile] fanfic100, for the prompt Who?

( Hah YES, I finally got off my ass to write something, so what if I'm a little rusty? :| )
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So. Rather productive two days. I ended up writing more in that span of time than I did in the past month, I think.

I got my Roger/Cedric whee!

It was one of those things he had to do. They were in a fucking rosebush, her face was two inches from his, and she was a pretty blonde thin French girl named after a flower. If he didn’t kiss her, he wouldn’t be male.

*schnoogles to [ profile] sparklychibi*

And. Okay. The fruits of my labour:

  • Harry/Charlie (300 words, PG)

    Things never came easy for Harry. That was rather quite obvious, in fact, and he’d spent most of fifth year capitalising at the world for that, but of all the things that made life more difficult, Ron was the unexpected topnotcher.

  • Harry/Ginny (200 words, PG)

    There was a story once, tucked between a poem and a tale of knights and quests, of a perfect, short life traded in for a longer, tragic story trapped in the pages of a gift. She wonders if she’d made that choice.

    (Bonus points to whoever guesses what that story is. :|)

  • Ron/Pansy (1000 words, PG13)

    “Will you be taking my spare room tonight, or is this the kind of night when she storms into my flat and I’ll have to go amuse myself in a coffee shop while you have mad make-up sex?” he wearily asked one night. Ron stared blankly.

    “Ronald Weasley, I know you’re in there!”

    “Coffee shop it is,” Harry sighed, looking for the silver lining of his dark, Slytherin-shaped cloud.


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