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Mar. 22nd, 2014

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[sticky post] Various and Sundries

This journal is for HP geekery and fic, with a little bit of real life thrown in. I would love to make more friends from this corner of fandom, so please feel free to drop me a line and friend this journal.

Below is a Masterlist of fic, most of which is Harry/Draco. There is not much at the moment but I have got back into writing a bit more recently, so there will be new things added sporadically. I love writing other peoples' prompts, so there will be a few fest fics.

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I first joined Harry Potter fandom ten years ago. For a while I wrote het and gen under the name antonia_east. For those interested, the stories I wrote then are stored on my old writing journal, lily_tarn.

Apr. 30th, 2014

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And so it came to pass that nothing came to pass

Today I went outside - and not just to go to the doctor! I have spent the last week and a half either in bed or on the sofa, feeling SO miserable and sorry for myself, comfort watching Friends and Disney films. Mr Wand got ill too and I had to relinquish remote control privileges but that's what Netflix on the iPad is for. It's funny, both of us default to certain TV preferences when we're ill. I crave the comfort of things I've watched before, preferably childhood/adolescent favourites. Mr Wand, on the other hand, prefers programmes where people get tasered. NB: Veronica Mars is the only overlap we found. (Also, I fell down a Kristen Bell google search wormhole and found this Ellen clip which is hilarious).

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Apr. 23rd, 2014

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Updates

I'm so ill that Mr Wand gave me uncensored control of the television. Looking forward to seeing the doctor.

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Apr. 22nd, 2014

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Going Cold Turkey is Hard When You're a Cat

I hope everybody had a lovely (Easter) weekend. I have a cold which just won't shift, which is making me feel unduly sorry for myself and once we got back from the inlaws this afternoon I spent the rest of the day in bed comfort reading Klaine fanfiction, compiling a writing play list and not, in fact, doing any writing. I have sorted out my PoV woes, so that's something, but it's hard to think clearly when it feels like all that is between my ears is a large amount of cotton wool.

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Apr. 19th, 2014

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Writing woes and funny Potter stuff

I have 11 days to finish up my H/D mpreg fic and I have been staring at the same 2000 words for months. My main problem is that I can't pick whose PoV its going to be from - I have the basics of the plot (such as it is) but there are bits that I want to tell from Harry's PoV and some from Draco's, yet I don't think the story will work if the reader's been inside both their heads. I have some time off now so I should be able to get down to it and produce something half-decent - if very short - but I really can't get off the ground at the moment.

These Harry Potter comics made me laugh. And I really liked these Disney Characters as Hogwarts Students and thought the house choices were quite interesting in some cases. Disney characters lend themselves to Hufflepuff, apparently. Must be all the singing.
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Apr. 1st, 2014

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Hazel Wand and the mystery of the disappearing debit card. Plus spoilers for How I Met Your Mother

Hi all. Extra hellos to new friends. Please don't be scared off by the following post!

Yesterday I said that the medication is giving me hot flushes. Well, I'm pretty sure it also affects my concentration and general capacity to function like a human being (that or not sleeping much because of hot flushes is). Today I took my debit card out of my purse and stuck it in the pocket of my skirt so that I could buy lunch at the canteen. I bought my sandwich, ate it, went to the loo, started afternoon lessons. And then realised that I didn't know where my debit card was.

At the end of the day I searched my classroom, retraced my steps, checked it hadn't been handed in anywhere and finally cancelled my card, knowing that the bugger would turn up as soon as I cancelled it. Sure enough, half an hour later I sat down and felt something ... odd. My debit card had ended up IN MY TIGHTS. And I'd asked so many people if they'd seen it that people were asking if it had shown up. I lied, naturally, and have confessed only to Mr Wand and now to you guys. So hi, new friends. Congratulations on friending the girl who loses her debit card in her underwear. *headdesk*

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On the plus side, Mr Wand made dinner tonight. We ate it on the balcony in the sun, then Mr Wand went and bought ice cream for us, so I'm going to count today as a win.
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Mar. 31st, 2014

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Hot flushes - and voice memes

Okay, so I am not a Lady of a Certain Age (or rather I suppose I am, but that certain age is 28) but holy crap. Hot flushes suck. I am getting them because of some medication I'm on and have been having them on and off for the last month or so. But it must be really kicking in or something, because I feel like there is fire under my skin. Today at work I sat in the staff room literally pressing things against my face to try to cool down (mugs, cutlery, walls!). Luckily, I suppose, I am still at the stage where I do think the predicament I'm in is hilarious (like I have to ask other people how warm or not it is, because at the moment my body just can't tell!!).

Also, I did the voice meme at icmezzo's journal. It's (hopefully) here. Please note, coherency is not a talent of mine. I'm going to blame the hot flushes - they might as well be good for something!

Mar. 29th, 2014

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Cats are weird

This morning our cat, who is 14 and a half, worked out how to open doors by leaping up at the handle and then pawing them open. However, this afternoon we discovered that she's completely forgotten how the cat flap works (she sat outside, tapped it with her paw, and meowed pitifully). There's obviously only enough room for one method of getting through a door in her tiny little cat brain!
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Mar. 23rd, 2014

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Podfic: Where Your Heart is Set

I recorded a podfic. I had no real idea what I was doing, I don't have a proper microphone and there is some very ham-fisted editing and background noise. I'm really selling this bad boy, right?! Still, it was an interesting way to pass the time while Mr Wand was working today, and I am pleased that I had a go at it!

It is a recording of my hd_familyfest story, Where Your Heart is Set

Here it is:

Where_your_heart_is_set.mp3
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Mar. 22nd, 2014

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Fic: Running Up That Hill

As I am compiling all my past stories, here's another one from a long time ago.

Title:Running Up That Hill
Word Count: 12,800
Summary: Harry had spent the first years after the war waiting and trying to fall in love with Ginny and had been unable to. It had turned out all right, sort of. Ginny had settled down with the Harpies’ Seeker and Harry, well, Harry had Draco. Sometimes.
Pairings: Harry/Draco, mentions of Ron/Hermione and Ginny/OFC
Author's Notes: I wrote this story for hd_inspired's Animagus fest a few years ago. Once it posted it became clear that there were things that didn't quite make sense to readers and I wasn't satisfied with the end result. For a long time I felt a bit embarrassed/ashamed of this story. I reread it today and, actually, a lot of it I really liked. I have edited it a bit to hopefully make it a better version than the original.
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