jedibuttercup: (harry potter)
First, just to get it out of the way: I'm going to keep crossposting to LJ for awhile, despite the annoying new TOS, but I did go ahead and set my journal for Adult warnings and un-check the 'participate in rankings' box so as to avoid the most blatant of the new potential issues. Mostly, I'm amused that they did this the very day before my pre-paid account was to expire, and added six months to the time I can expect to avoid seeing ads there.

Nonetheless, if you're reading this from LJ, and have a DW, and I'm not already friends with you there, let me know, would you? Would probably be prudent to consolidate my 'circle'.

Anyway, with that out of the way: two more things that've really bothered me as I continue to reread HBP. First: how the hell can anyone reread the scene with Dumbledore 'asking' Harry to get Slughorn's memory and not realize he's the very definition of a manipulative son-of-a-bitch? Good intentioned, I usually grant; but still. That is not something you do to an impressionable teenager that you don't view as a means to an end more than a human being who deserves to chart his own fully informed course in life.

And secondly... regarding the Felix Felicis. And I quote: "I dunno... I was sort of saving it..." // "...vague and unformulated plans that involved Ginny splitting up with Dean..." WTF, Harry? Is this or is this not the child who just lost his godfather in a life-or-death battle that a little Lucky potion might have potentially helped with? I'd have been saving that stuff too, good job there, but for the potential next fight of my life with my nemesis, not for romantic daydreams! If you ask me, that's a far more persuasive argument for the Weasley-potioning-theorists than most of the ones that actually show up in fic! *sigh*
jedibuttercup: (are you serious)
I'm not going to close my Livejournal just yet. I've been here since the mid oughts, I've connected with people and discovered fandom here, almost all of my online history is here, and I'm the nesting type; I don't want to leave.

However, given the latest wave of user migration and the news about the site's servers moving, I've decided it would only be prudent to finally import everything wholesale to Dreamwidth, work out how that dual-posting system functions, and stop giving LJ extra money.

So. IF YOU ARE ON DW, please drop me a line with your Dreamwidth name, or connect to me there, if we aren't connected over there already. I'm [personal profile] jedibuttercup over there; currently all that journal has are my fic indexes and a few copies of my longer stories that never did fit in an LJ post; but hopefully I'll have everything else mirrored over there soon.

My three fic communities are already mirrored: [livejournal.com profile] lesser_men_saga is now up at [community profile] lessermensaga; [livejournal.com profile] watching_river is now up at [community profile] bookslegacy; and last but not least, [livejournal.com profile] backagainharry has been mirrored at [community profile] backagainharry.

*hugs you all*

(ETA on Dreamwidth: WOOT, the import finished!)
jedibuttercup: (geek inside)
So, it turns out I can't see anything from Tumblr on my work computers; pictures hosted there show up as little x's, and an attempt to visit the site directly brings up the message, This site has been blocked by the network administrator. Block reason: Forbidden Category "Adult/Mature Content".

... Yeah, so I won't be following fandom that-a-way. Though it's kind of hilarious that the filter catches on Tumblr, considering some of the things it does allow, really.

In other news! I received a lovely story in the [livejournal.com profile] xover_exchange: a little vision of the start at the end by [livejournal.com profile] angeldylan628: PG, Fringe/Grimm, Olivia Dunham/Nick Burkhardt. Not a combo I'd have ever expected, but it is utterly faboo. Well done setup and characterizations. If you know the fandoms, give it a chance!

Also: is anyone else out there going to Portland Comic-Con? Totally got my weekend tickets already. *bouncing*
jedibuttercup: (buffy bothered)
I posted the following over on the TtH webforums, too, but I think I may get more response here on LJ.

I'm thinking about starting a crossover edition of Last Fan Fiction Writer Standing, but... )

What do you think? I'd set it up as a Buffy-centric crossover competition first, if I get enough interest, as that's where I've seen the most fans so far; if that goes over well, I'd be open to running a Stargate-centric crossover one as well, or other fandoms according to demand.

Comments, please.
~
jedibuttercup: (wacky fun)
I'm hoping that no-one will terribly mind me putting up the week's crossover newsletter tomorrow night instead of tonight, considering that I put up the six weeks' Post of Insane Proportions just last Wednesday. I spent today doing necessary, also-long-neglected things like laundry and updating the ficdex on my website and catching up on my writing instead, and kind of lost track of time. =)

But enough rambling! As I've finally finished off the prompts my lovely f-list gave me for last year's Drabble Meme, I'm going to run another:

The first 10 people to comment on this post get to request a drabble from you. Post all fandoms you're willing to write for.

Comment on this post, and I'll comment back with the link to the drabble as soon as I get it done. Just give me a fandom (or two fandoms, if you want a crossover), a name or pairing, and a one or two word prompt. Use your imaginations!

Fandoms I'm willing to write (or cross) for this challenge include: B:tVS, A:tS, Firefly/Serenity, Harry Potter, Jane Austen, Star Trek (TOS or TNG), Stargate: SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis, CSI, Pitch Black, Boondock Saints, Dracula 2000, Equilibrium, Jurassic Park, Independence Day, The Mummy... and, er, anything else I'm known to write. =)

ETA: That's all 10 prompts filled! Man, some of these are going to be challenging to write...
~
jedibuttercup: Stare in Wonder (wonder)
First of all: major *hugs* to [livejournal.com profile] spk1121 for giving me his leftover 98 days of paid livejournal time. Next weekend, I'm going to spend some time playing with icons and styles. *huge grin*

And secondly: The stargate crossover livejournal I've been talking about is now open. Construction isn't quite finished, so any commentary you have on layout or the rules I posted on the info page is welcome.

[livejournal.com profile] stargate_xing is the best name I could come up with; please don't laugh. =)

... And now, I'm off to bed. *yawns* Blessings, all.
jedibuttercup: Illyria (illyria)
You know, you can find the weirdest things when you put your own name into a Google search field.

Like this article. I found it a couple of months ago, and my jaw was on the floor for days. I got mentioned in a newspaper! By pseudonym! For a parody of a Robert Frost poem I wrote in Lit class years ago! *boggle*

Today I found, to my surprise, that someone's been archiving my story "The Five Stages of Grief" at at Wes/Fred archive called A Whole New World since I started posting it on FF.net back in May. Whoa. I am completely pleased by the fact that someone likes my characterization enough to snag the story for their archive, but I really wish they'd emailed me first to let me know. I would have told them, "I'd love that, but please wait, as I'm not entirely happy with it yet." Hm. I hope they got my email today; I'll gladly zip over the text files of the "authoritative version" I've been posting here if they need me to.

Speaking of. *cracking knuckles* Better get back to work on polishing off Chapter Five. *sigh* I can't believe I actually thought, when I started this fic-writing thing two years ago, that I knew what being a writer is all about; I learn new things all the time, and I'm pretty sure this is my best work yet. I'm almost reluctant to actually release it onto the 'Net, because it will mean it is finally done, and not my baby anymore. Don't worry, though. I'm not that evil!

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