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  2. Aww that’s ok, love. *hugs* Thanks for letting me know! <33
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  4. November Voting

    This month we have two (2) nominees for Fic Night! You can review details on the stories in the nomination thread. Voting will be open until 11:59 PM GMT on 24 November 2017.
  5. Six Sentences

    How many miles did you tread, sisters and brothers? Will this long journey end someday? Looking back the path your ancestors walked, what do you think of ? Oh, hear the wind roaring. Keep walking on a rainy day or on a windy day. Believe in the day when you will find a way home.
  6. Short and Sweet

    This could also easily go in the Squee-worthy Reviews thread because it made me sooo happy Thanks for the super sweet review @abhorsen., I was so nervous about trying out a poem and this review was the best thing to see when I logged in today. love you Branwen! <3
  7. Firestarter by WindingArrow

    So! I've been doing a lot to catch up in the last few days with extra special thanks to the wonderful @dreamgazer220 and as of today I am back on track this NaNo! So far this rewrite is very surprising. There are new characters and new tones and new avenues and the last time I wrote the death scene of one of the character, I didn't cry. This time around, my husband walked in while I was finishing the scene and legitimately thought someone had died, so... Finally getting into some of the meatier bits of the story! Rocha has met the dragon and her father's part in the storyline is decidedly darker than normal. (A lot of the story is decidedly darker than normal. I also think this is the doing of @dreamgazer220 who has taught me a little too much about angst over the years...) There is an unexpected love interest that isn't destined to work out, but it's interesting nonetheless! And yeah! Stuffs and things! AO3 is down for maintenance today, so I don't know that I will be able to update like I have been, but it has actually been a really great motivator to know that I committed to writing and posting every single day. There are chapters with like 500 words just because that's all I wrote. It's pretty awesome, I think. My initial goal this year was to exceed 50k and get to the end of the story, but I'm not sure that will happen. I think I'll at least hit the big 50-0-0-0, but I don't know if The End is something I will reach.
  8. 50 Books Reading Challenge 2017

    READ: “True Crime Addict” by James Renner “Six of Crows” by Leigh Bardugo “The Woman in Cabin 10” by Ruth Ware Unpublished Manuscript: “The London Book of the Dead” “Crooked Kingdom” by Leigh Bardugo Unpublished Manuscript: “The Devil’s Caravan” “Through the Woods” by Emily Carroll “We Are Okay” by Nina LaCour “Ash” by Malinda Lo “Twilight” by Stephenie Meyer “Midnight Sun” by Stephenie Meyer “Thirteen Reasons Why” by Jay Asher “Milk and Honey” by Rupi Kaur Unpublished Manuscript: “Summerland” Web Comic: “Super Secret” “Life and Death” by Stephenie Meyer “New Moon” by Stephenie Meyer “Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland” by Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus “Dressing Room Stories” by Alvin Epstein & Jonathan Fried Web Comic: “Siren’s Lament” “The Girl of Fire and Thorns” by Rae Carson “The Crown of Embers” by Rae Carson “The Bitter Kingdom” by Rae Carson “Eclipse” by Stephenie Meyer “The Jolley-Rogers and the Cave of Doom” by Jonny Duddle “Between Two Skies” by Joanne O’Sullivan “Midnight for Charlie Bone” by Jenny Nimmo “Five Good Minutes in the Evening” by Jeffrey Brantley “The Girl of Fire and Thorns: Stories” by Rae Carson “Howl’s Moving Castle” by Diana Wynne Jones “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” by J.K. Rowling “Breaking Dawn” by Stephenie Meyer “Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise” by Gene Luen Yang “Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Search” by Gene Luen Yang “Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Rift” by Gene Luen Yang “Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Lost Adventures” by Gene Luen Yang “The Star-Touched Queen” by Roshani Chokshi “Charlie Bone and the Time Twister” by Jenny Nimmo “Heartless” by Marissa Meyer "Tortall: A Spy's Guide" by Tamora Pierce READING: "Murder on the Orient Express" by Agatha Christie “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” by J.K. Rowling “Avatar: The Last Airbender: Smoke and Shadow” by Gene Luen Yang “Castle in the Air” by Diana Wynne Jones “The Shallows” by Nicholas Carr “The Artful Edit” by Susan Bell “In the Time of the Butterflies” by Julia Alvarez “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” by J.K. Rowling
  9. Justice League DCU

    I saw Justice League last night! Overall, I liked it. One thing that really surprised me (more in my reaction than the event) was I thought Flash was great and I loved his awkward comedy. My husband was kind of meh about the comedy in the movie. Re: batman I'm probably going to see this again and will have more thoughts.
  10. Stranger Things

    Re: Eleven and Max -
  11. "Rendition" by Renacerá

    Rendition Updates Okay, we're halfway through the month! And I am soooooo far behind! I'm currently sitting at 15,392 words (approximately 11,000 behind where I should be). I'm really happy with the chapters I've written so far, but I also know I have a long way to go with this novel. Here are my current updates: Day 15 (haven't written today yet): 15,392 words, 6 chapters complete confident about: plot, Hermione's characterization, villains, interesting background things I've come up with unsure about: pacing, emotions, balance of action and internal strife, DracoDracoDraco Now, off to write for the day!
  12. Once Upon The Marauders (Years 4,5) - by FlamingQuilltips / princesslily_36

    Just stopping by to say: YOU'VE GOT THIS! Seriously, I love stories that are like this. They explore so much of the character development that it makes it really easy to understand the characters and where they have been and what they want out of life. I know I've already told you dramione is my OTP... well Lily/James is my second favorite to read! I don't really know what it is about them that makes me love them so much but I do. I will definitely have to look into this story and start reading it some time.
  13. In This Reality or the Next by Slytherinchica08

    So I'm finally getting some writing done and this first chapter is going pretty well I think. The one thing that I"m most concerned about with this chapter is that I'm really diving into Hermione's character and the fact that she is suffering from a huge amount of stress which is really affecting her life. I want to make her character believable so I'm hoping that I'm not going overboard with the stress that she is going through. Here is a small snippet from what I've written so far:
  14. Excellent! I thought that would be the last one standing Participants Abhorsen - 8 Rumplestiltskin - 5 MegGonagall - 2 ImaRavenclaw - 3 MuggleMaybe - 6 Lost Muse -7 teh tarik - 4 Available Prompts Write a story without using the first or last letter in your username (if the last letter is the same as the first, use the second to last) Write a story that can be read backwards and forwards (either via words or sentences) Write a story that doesn’t use any word more than once Write a story without verbs Write a story where the first sentence starts with A, second starts with B, and so on. Write a story with a vocabulary of 50 words (the story should be longer than 50 words, but only 50 unique words can be used) Write a story with no words shorter than three letters Write a story in which each word in each sentence is one letter longer than the last (resetting at the start of new sentences)
  15. Balancing Act by dreamgazer220

    I'm back again with a week 2 update! General Update: Week 2 is sometimes a struggle, and this year's NaNo was no different. There were days where I asked why I was doing this to myself, and days I simply didn't write at all -- and then there were days that I wrote 4k to make up for it all. I thankfully haven't fallen too far behind, at least enough where I can still catch up. I'm so glad I haven't given up on this story yet, because when I do write it, I'm really enjoying it. <3 Progress Report: current word count: 25,440/50,000current chapter: 6 I've officially made it to the halfway point! At least as far as NaNoWriMo is concerned, because I don't think I'm quite halfway through the story. So if I ever do something with this, even with editing, it'll probably be longer than the 50k that I'll write this month. Things I've Discovered: Zach and Maddy's relationship is turbulent to say the least, but they're at least talking. Also, I discovered that rather than the fact that they hadn't talked all summer since Brittany's funeral, they had. I decided it made sense if Zach was interested in both art and music, and James taught him as well; and he and Maddy bonded over their mutual love of music and their shared pain. Then, of course, they came back to school and everything went back to "normal". This'll definitely add conflict later on, especially when Zach finds out about James. There's less social politics than I originally intended. I think I'm gonna have to make that an update if I edit for later drafts. I haven't really found a way to diversify my cast yet, but I'm hoping edits will change that. Snippets!: I've written some really cute (and mildly ridiculous) Zach and Maddy scenes over the last few days, but I have three favorites I want to share. Zach invited Maddy to help clean out Brittany's bedroom, since they used to be best friends and he didn't want to do it with just his parents. Here's a few snippets in this chapter: Maddy arrives at the Davis house --> Zach and Maddy in the attic, grabbing boxes to sort through things --> Zach and Maddy's first Moment --> Shoutouts!: As always, just wanted to give a shoutout to @clevernotbrilliant for all of her help, patience, and encouragement. I definitely wouldn't be this far without you! Another shoutout this week goes to @WindingArrow for all of our epic races, which helped me get right back on track! Honestly I probably wouldn't have written this much in the last few days without you. And @MegGonagall made me a gorgeous character asthetic for Zach, which you can find on my tumblr [M]. (I wasn't 100% sure if I could post it in the nest, so I figured I'd link it.) And that's a wrap for NaNoWriMo Week 2! Many thanks if you stuck around reading all of this, and as always, I'd love any feedback, tips, or questions!
  16. The Character Vignette Challenge | Deadline 1 January 2018

    I shall give this a shot! Put me down as a Maybe. (I may do Narcissa Malfoy for this).
  17. November 2017 Bulletin

    Congratulations to all of you! And yay it's my birthday very soon - thank you for the kind mention. I've missed you all. Kudos everyone!
  18. Tag Requests

    @Aphoride - Done! (Listed Viktor/Hermione under Hermione/Viktor.)
  19. Various Greengrass fics, by abhorsen./Beeezie

    Day Fourteen: Totally can officially be characterized as #killingit. I was super, super behind, but I've been productive over the last few days and finished multiple stories, including one for @Rumpelstiltskin's challenge and one for @MegGonagall's challenge. I am no long super behind! Summary: Astoria's brother confronts their sister about the Imperius Curse thing shortly after Astoria runs away from home. Progress: 1487 words total - complete Excerpt: Summary: Astoria grappling with some of the aftereffects of the war. Progress: 226 words Excerpt: Summary: Astoria's brother teaches her to resist the Imperius Curse. Progress: 2981 words total - complete Excerpt (under spoiler tags for violent/disturbing imagery - this story is going to be rated M with five advisories on the archive with trigger warnings, because it's a little dark): The Way You Say My Name Summary: I don’t really know how I got to the point where I was sobbing and alone in my brother’s basement with a Death Eater, but there it is. Progress: 4546 words total - complete Excerpt: [Some random Brendon & Draco story] Progress: 955 words Dialogue excerpt: [Some random Brendon & Daphne story] Progress: 485 words Excerpt: I still have a little catching up to do, but I've made some solid headway - now I'm at 17,938 words total!
  20. What's Your Pottermore Patronus?

    On one account I have a White Mare on another I have a Chow-Chow. I think the White Mare fits me better. I thought I would get a cat.
  21. Various by clairevergreen

    So, I don't have questions, I just came here to say how proud I am of you for everything you've accomplished so far! You've written a TON and have made some pretty awesome picspams. Plus, it's only the beginning of week 2--plenty of time left <33 Also, I love that snippet and I'm so happy to see more Jackson and that he has a first name! Way to go, Claire
  22. Call for Stories - November

    Story Title / Link: Inevitable [M] Author: clairevergreen Length (chapters / words): One-shot, 2429 words Summary: Would you be willing to participate in the livestream? If yes, by video or audio only?: Yes by video as long as homework doesn't get in the way
  23. Word Association

  24. Studio Ghibli Films

    Sneaking in to say that I also love Howl's Moving Castle (the novel), @LadyL8! The movie was very good too, of course. But I loved the book more.
  25. Earlier
  26. I read Mayumi Tsuruoka's new book review and learned that Celts had their own unique calendar. November 1 is their New Year and Halloween (they call Samhain) October 31 is New Year's Eve for them. And Lúnasa (August 1) is the day to celebrate the best summer season and the harvest time, which implies the end of summer is coming and dark winter coming soon. Then I remembered the conversation with Ysh about the Hindu Diwali Festival and Samhain. Both of them occur about the same time. I'll try to put Druidic perspectives around these seasons in my story. They set big Bonfire on the hills. Please share the other calendars about your country's unique events or seasons like Halloween or Christmas, New Year's Eve (like Scottish Hogmanay) or anything you feel like to share with us.
  27. Untitled, by firewhiskey_ginger

    @poppunkpadfoot Hello, you!! Thanks for stopping by my nest. Inspiration came from my own experiences (what a shock!), specifically a trip my high school friends who I hadn't seen in years took to Scotland together. We're all in our mid-to-late twenties now so it was weird seeing everyone, but we all traveled from the US to the Isle of Skye for our friend, L.'s elopement. (There's no way they'd ever find this but I'll still stick to initials ) My now-fiancee and I were traveling together, where he met all of these people for the first time. And there was just a lot of history with the group that we never addressed over the years. For example, L. used to have unrequited feelings for me for close to 10 years; the person my fiancee and I shared a house rental with was N., my first boyfriend who I dated for 5+ years; and K. was there with his new wife, and K. and I definitely had feelings for each other that we never pursued. SO BASICALLY a whole bunch of high school drama that I realized was way too annoying to turn into a story--but that definitely inspired it! The cast has completely changed from these characters though Oh, and I'll totally tell you the ending sometime! Let's Skype soon! Thank you, lovely!
  28. Felpata_Lupin's reviews

    Hello, my loves! I'm back! Time to send links my way!
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