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Welcome to HPFT

We are a multi-fandom/original fiction community with roots in the Harry Potter fandom community. We strive to maintain a strong focus on author feedback and inclusive writing. Here on the forums, you can join a house and participate in House Cup events, participate in writing challenges, play games, and much more!

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HPFT has a moderated multi-fandom/original fiction archive with an unlimited queue. There you can post your writing, as well as read and review other members' writing. Be sure to stop by and check out our latest featured stories!

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HPFT is active on social media. You can find us and many members busily tweeting on Twitter, join us for livestreams on YouTube, check out aesthetics on Instagram, get sneak peeks on Snapchat, and interact on Tumblr! All our social media links can be found below.

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    Last updated September 14 to wipe the slate clean for the 2018-2019 House Cup.

  1. Site Talk

    1. Welcome!

      New users start here.
    2. Site Announcements, Resources, and Help

      This forum houses announcements, information/resources, and "ask the staff" related to HPFT, both the forums and archives. There is also a suggestions/feedback section.

    3. House Cup

      This forum houses information and activities related to the House Cup.

    4. Badge Central

      This forum houses information about how to earn and claim HPFT badges.

  2. Writing Talk

    1. Original Fiction Talk

      This board is to discuss any original fiction you are writing.
    2. Resources & Information

      Post writers' resources here (tutorials, writing tips, etc.)
    3. Writers' Nest

      What are you working on? Come tell us about it! You can also stop by and ask your favorite authors a few questions.
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    4. Story Help

      Ask for help with your story here.
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    5. Request Reviews

      Request reviews here.
    6. Story Challenges

      Post or participate in writing challenges.

  3. Reading Talk

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    2. Fic Night

      This board houses all activity related to Fic Nights.
  4. Graphics Talk

    1. Artist Requests

      Artists may post threads for people to request graphics in here.

    2. Premade Graphics

      Artists may post threads with premade graphics for people to claim here.

  5. Fandom Talk

    1. Harry Potter

      Talk about Harry Potter.
    2. Cursed Child

      Talk about Cursed Child.
    3. Fantastic Beasts

      Talk about Fantastic Beasts.
    4. Ship Talk

      Have a (least) favorite ship to talk about? Stop in to see who the popular couples are.
    5. Other Fandoms

      Talk about non-HP fandoms here.
  6. Hogwarts

    1. Quidditch Pitch

      A place for games and fun! Posts here do not count towards your total.

    2. Great Hall

      Stop in here to discuss non-fandom things!

  7. Apparition Point

    1. Daily Prophet

      A place to advertise your site!
    2. Flourish and Blotts

      You can find links to other archives (such as AO3 and FFnet) here. :)
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    3. Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions

      You can find links to forums where you can request graphics here. :)
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    • Theia


      I hope you're all ready for a super fun, spooky adventure event, coming soon to a forum near you!  
      (the forums you're on?? ignore me, I tried too hard to sound like an ad person. the sentiment remains though. ) 
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    • toomanycurls


      If you haven't seen the teasers on Twitter and Insta -- I hope everyone is pumped for the spoooooky event we have starting this weekend!!
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    • facingthenorthwind

      facingthenorthwind  »  magpie

      I know that you've been here for a little while already but: welcome! I'm Emma, a Ravenclaw prefect. If you have any questions or just want to chat, feel free to message me. ❤️ If you have twitter, lots of discussion also goes on over there, if you like! (My tactic was to go to the official HPFT twitter and then look at who follows them, and then you'll find names you recognise and then you get other people suggested and it spirals from there somewhat. )
      It's super lovely to see you feeling so at home here already!!
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    • javu


      Do you ever have that moment of deep profound sadness when you truly take in the fact that Sirius spent 12 freaking years in Azkaban with only thoughts of how his best friend was dead? Like sometimes that level of sadness scares me. #nowords 
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      Now I understand why you were creeping on my profile a few hours ago....sneaky!  
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      79 sleeps until HTTYD 3! 🐉✨
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    • ShadowRose


      oh my gosh, whatever forum update made all the text editing icons show up with a white background on the dark ember skin instead of being nearly invisible has just completely made my day 
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    • MadiMalfoy


      Got questions about NaNo? Send a Prefect a PM with your question(s) and it just might get answered in our NaNo-themed blog post next month! (Please send us things, we're itching to help everyone have a successful, stress-free NaNoWriMo!)
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      Anyone interested in some pre-NaNo rat racing tonight? (C'mon, you know you want to )
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      Yay, I'm sorted!
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      @Felpata_Lupin Hey, Chiara. Of course! I look forward to find out how Jimmy will cope with what he just found out. And thank you so much for the replies, they were lovely  ✤ ✤ ✤ This week's slots are now occupied!
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      Oooh! Extra spot! Can I grab it for Jimmy? Also, I'm on my phone so it's a bit hard to make a fancy request... sorry... If you could tell me what you think about chapters 3 and 4 it would be awesome! Thank you so much! PS I replied to your previous reviews
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      Thanks @PaulaTheProkaryote for the questions! 1. My favorite character is Severus (obviously) but I don't think I really identify with him. His life is so completely different from mine (which is why I find him so intriguing.) Probably, I connect most with Maerna Danazul, the OC from Even the Best Laid Plans. (M) I'd like to think that I got stuck in her situation I could make the best of it but still follow through with my faith. 2. Most of the planning is in my head. I've had various stories in my head for years. Sometimes, I would take weeks to develop a story in my mind. Then one day I realized that I really couldn't rememeber any of them, so I decided to write them down. At that point, Even the Best Laid Plans (M) had been swimming around for about a month and so it began. The one-shots are just free write. In the chapter ones, I've created an outline by chapter which is in a table format. It sits at the end of my rough draft and gets slowly checked off. Sometimes, I'll have dialog, action scenes in the table which are cut and pasted in when I actually get to the writing of that chapter.  3. This is easy: Even the Best Laid Plans, (M) my first one--it's all because of Maerna and because Snape gets to be so Snapey.  Although I really like I Have a Dream and From Fame to Infamy. The former because of the twist at the end. I love twists that make you reread the story and see it in a whole new perspective. (One of the reasons I love JKR) The latter because of how I (tried) to connect each chapter back to present time. I love those types of connections. My beta's favorite is I Hate Multi-Colored Days. At the moment, it's still in the queue. 4. Snape is fun because he has so many layers. Harry is a nice kids, but, honestly, a rather boring character. He's so predictable and sweet. The "bad boy" has always intrigued me. Isn't it a woman's (misguided) dream that she'll find the bad boy and change him to make him better? (However, I was smart enough to actually marry the nice boy.)  His snarky personality allows me to write great one-liners and gives more to explore. For example The Other Spy (M) allows me to explore his darker side. A reader once asked JRK about Snape has a hero and she questioned that, not really viewing him as a hero. Heros are great to make you feel upbeat and positive abut the world, but tend to be rather shallow characters. Snape can be looked at from so many points-of-view. In the very back of my mind, I'm toying with the idea of writing an essay entitled. The Multi-facted SS: Analzying Writers' Perspectives of Severus Snape; however, it sounds a lot like an assignment for English class, so it probably won't actually happen.  5. I'm not sure. They just pop into my head, usually in the middle of writing. However, I have noticed that a) I'm obsessed with colons and the subtitles (3 of the 7 titles) and b) I tend to take already known things and twist them (Shakespeare, famous quotes, speech titles and titles of published books)
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