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      January Bulletin   12/31/2017

      January's bulletin is up! It includes information about recent staff/prefect bumps, the upcoming FROGS, some special awards, and more! You can check it out +here.

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  1. Oh my goodness you actually went and left a review on my oneshot on ever fanfic site that I've posted it on thank you so much that was so sweet of you

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    1. Elena

      Elena

      Same story, same review :) It was deserving. I can't understand why you'd get negativity for it - and I'm a Snape lover.

  2. i can't believe this is actually happening but i've actually written smut? i don't even know if it counts as smut to be honest? but it's been written and it's probably not that great but the person who gave me the idea for the fic wants it so i guess my mediocrity will have to do?

  3. so apparently there's a bath bomb at lush that smells like burning wood/fire and i think i've fallen in love.

    1. abhorsen.

      abhorsen.

      Omg, I did not know that but now I want it so bad!

    2. greisful

      greisful

      @abhorsen. and it's so colourful and pretty too

  4. @Elena I have extremely strong feelings about Sev/Lily and they're not positive feelings but I guess I could see those pairings in an AU because you can do whatever you want with an AU, and change whatever you want and keep whatever you want ya know. And looking back at the summary for my fic, to me, it doesn't seem as if there was anything that was going to be displaying Snape in a positive light or even showing any sympathy towards him but that might be because as the writer, I already know what awaits readers once they click on the story so maybe that's why I didn't understand half of the outrage. Honestly sending flame reviews (as I believe they are referred to) is such a waste of time and energy. Don't get me wrong, I can completely understand how reading a fic makes you angry because the character that's your favourite is portrayed in a negative light, I really do, I have felt it on the rare occasions when I have accidentally stumbled upon a James Potter fic that was not what I thought it was going to be. But did I leave a paragraph long scathing review invalidating their work because it didn't suit my tastes? No, because I have self-control and because that would have been rude, that's what I have my tumblr for. And honestly, sometimes, those stories are really well-written like damn I wanna punch a wall because I'm angry but that was really well-written so I can't even be that mad. Honestly, the length that some people go to to let you know that they hated your story and hated the characterization of the character (and by extension, they hate you too because obviously the characterization of your characters are a reflection of you as a person all the time, every time right), like thank you for telling me you hate it so much ... but at the same time, you literally didn't have to. If you read past the first paragraph or the first few paragraphs and you see something that you don't like you can stop reading, you can hit the back button and go find something else that you do like, the author of that fic is not paying you to read their story or to leave a comment (review requests and swaps aside of course but that still doesn't justify hate mail). I have a severe dislike of Twilight as well but just like you, I don't spend my time sitting around sending e-mail after e-mail to Stephanie Meyer saying how much I hate it. Sure, I'll have a lively debate and discussion with other people that I meet and talk to every day if someone brings it up but that's about it. And I would post it on tumblr, maybe I will someday when I'm feeling bored and I want to stir the pot. And I haven't posted it because the negative comments would get to me, to be very honest, the negative reviews and remarks that I have gotten on the one-shot didn't really hurt my feelings, I actually got excited to see them just because I knew that someone was going to drag me for what I wrote. Even if there's nothing funny in the comment itself, I still find it hilarious. So I know that eventually, someone will see the one-shot on tumblr and maybe send something negative my way, but god forbid it blew up and whole dump of negative comments came way it would just clog up my messages and my ask and it would just be a pain having to delete them all (because I'm that type of person who hates seeing the number notification on their phones).
  5. Reading Challenge 2018

    1. Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showlater 2. Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter 3. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas 4. Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter
  6. for anyone that's taken linear algebra, how difficult was the class?

    1. toomanycurls

      toomanycurls

      I really enjoyed it and found the content to be applicable to real life. 

    2. greisful

      greisful

      @toomanycurls oh good I've been asking several people who have taken it and it seems that everyone either got an A or a D with no in between.

    3. toomanycurls

      toomanycurls

      I'm not great at math but did fairly well in this subject. 

  7. today is my reviewing day, I'm slowly going to start catching up on all of the fic that has been updated and that I've missed and leaving reviews on every chapter and maybe answering some from my own pile.

  8. i just realized that goodreads has a function that let's you list re-reads this is so exciting

    1. 800 words of heaven

      800 words of heaven

      They FINALLY updated and added this feature earlier this year. Actually one of my highlights of 2017

  9. Reading Challenge 2018

    My goal is just to read 50 books this year, usually I set it at 100 but I no longer have enough time, nor can I read fast enough, to be able to hit that mark so 50 books will have to do. Good luck to me! 1. Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showlater 2. Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter
  10. So, the title is pretty self-explanatory but let me tell you about what exactly happened. As a side note, this is perhaps the only time in my life when I have received hate mail on tumblr in my entire time of being on there, which has been quite a few years. It's a little disappointing tbh because I find anonymous hate to be so entertaining. "What happened?" I hear you ask. Well, I was on tumblr, scrolling through my dash a few years ago, and I follow the Harry Potter tag, and I guess the site brought up some post they thought would be interesting and I guess it just so happened that this time, it was a post defending Severus Snape. Or maybe I was just feeling really confrontational (extremely likely) that one day and I saw something that just set me off. So I pulled up a text post, and wrote something aggressively negative about Severus Snape, and posted it. To paraphrase Lizzie Bennet, "This is my video blog." Did I forget to mention that I tagged it? Because I did, oh boy did I tag it. And then I didn't even think anything of it, I didn't think anybody was going to bother reading it and sending me anon hate for it. But I was very wrong. I don't think I've ever been that wrong before in my life. Because when I woke up the next day and opened up tumblr, there were several ... strongly worded messages left for me. I don't think anyone told me to die, but there was a lot of name calling and questioning of my intelligence and my tastes etc. etc. you get the idea. I also don't think there were any death threats. I responded to all of them of course because ignoring someone is rude, and I responded in the same tone of voice that I got the message in, and I refrained from swearing for so long, you have absolutely no idea. I emphasize this because in real life I am somebody who swears ... a lot. I just feel like it allows me to express myself and my feelings very clearly. But I digress. I knew, that the minute I started swearing some bleeper was gonna come along and say that my entire argument was moot just because I dropped some f bombs, which lo and behold is exactly what happened when I did start dropping swears. Because apparently it was perfectly okay to have someone swearing at me but God forbid that I swear right back. And I know, maybe you're thinking why couldn't you just have been a little more patient but damn it, I had been dealing with that garbage for an entire day. AN ENTIRE DAY. I WAS OUT OF PATIENCE LIKE WHO HAS TIME TO SEND LITERAL PARAGRAPHS ON ANON VIA TUMBLR. I HAD NO MORE PATIENCE. Anyways. There was a lot of back and forth with this one anon and in the end we kind of came to an understanding and stopped internet screaming at each other, I acknowledged that I shouldn't have tagged my negative opinion of Snape under the Snape tag and they apologized for pretty much everything else. And what inspired me to suddenly talk about this out of the blue? I was on FFnet and I was scrolling through my published stories and my eye landed on my Bad Blood oneshot that I have posted pretty much everywhere except tumblr because we're not doing that again. And I just got to thinking about what happened when I posted Bad Blood on FFnet, the response was very different from AO3 or HPFF or HPFT and much more aggressive. To summarize half of the reviews that I got on it was one giant paragraph of did you even read the books?, you completely misinterpreted his character, you don't understand Snape, you're just trying to push your agenda on the rest of us, you made some of this stuff up (which was half true but that is also the point of fanfiction, but also half not true because some of the stuff I'm pretty sure I pulled from the books but it's been a while so I could be wrong). I'm probably missing one theme but I'm not going back again to look at those reviews again. Once was enough. The most disappointing thing was that people left them under usernames that were not signed in which was such a shame because I couldn't even respond to them. But also, thank God, because I couldn't respond to them. And like to a certain extent I understand the level of aggression that came my way but also, like ... it's not okay to attack someone's entire existence because they think your favourite character was a terrible person (and I'm making a powerpoint to prove this because I have nothing else to do with my time). Like don't get me wrong, I recognize and appreciate that Snape is a complex and brilliantly written character ... but from the bottom of my heart, I really mean it when I say that I hate him as a human being. So basically what I wanted to finish off with, the Harry Potter fandom is very passionate about the topic of Severus Snape and I don't think that's ever going to change (and I don't think I would want it to, it provides for some excellent discussion and entertainment) , and also if you ever wanna get attention on tumblr, saying something negative about him and tagging it will pretty much do it for ya. *mic drop* (maybe i will post that one-shot on my fic tumblr and see what happens as a kind of experiment ... we'll see).
  11. 50 Books Reading Challenge 2017

    1. The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch: Empire Decayed - Daniel Kraus 2. Egg & Spoon - Gregory Maguire 3. Madame de Pompadour - Nancy Mitford 4. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen 5. Madame de Pompadour: A Life - Evelyn Levers 6. Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi 7. And I Darken - Kiersten White 8. 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl - Mona Awad 9. Smoke - Dan Vyleta 10. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking - Susan Cain 11. Decked With Holly - Marni Bates 12. Adorkable - Sarra Manning 13. The Invisible Gorilla - Christopher Chabris 14. Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain - Oliver Sacks 15. Origin - Jessica Khoury 16. Falling Kingdoms - Morgan Rhodes 17. Inkheart - Cornelia Funke 18. Inkspell - Cornelia Funke 19. Inkdeath - Cornelia Funke 20. Dumplin' by Julie Murphy 21. Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy F. Baumeister 22. Burning Kingdoms by Lauren DeStefano 23. Burning Crowns by Lauren DeStefano 24. Sunny Side Up by Holly Smale 25. All Wrapped Up by Holly Smale 26. Head Over Heels by Holly Smale 27. Since You Asked by Maurene Goo 28. Vitro by Jessica Khoury 29. VIII by H.M. Castor 30. Now I Rise by Kierstin White 31. Forever Geek by Holly Smale 32. I See You by Clare Mackintosh 33. Chloe Snow's Diary: Confessions of a High School Disaster by Emma Chastain 34. Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney 35. Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch 36. Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse 37. With Malice by Eileen Cook 38. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson 39. Cinder by Marissa Meyer 40. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer 41. Cress by Marissa Meyer 42. Winter by Marissa Meyer 43. Attack on Titan Vol. 19 by Hajime Isayama 44. Kalahari by Jessica Khoury 45. Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes 46. Attack on Titan Vol. 20 by Hajime Isayama 47. Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes 48. Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes 49. I Believe In A Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo 50. Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes 51. It's All Your Fault by Paul Rudnick 52. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen 53. All Fall Down by Ally Carter 54. See How They Run by Ally Carter 55. Take the Key and Lock Her Up by Ally Carter 56. Stars Above by Marissa Meyer 57. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater 58. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater 59. Wires and Nerves Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer 60. Heartless by Marissa Meyer 61. Fairest/Levana by Marissa Meyer 62. The Martian by Andy Weir 63. The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne 64. Going Bovine by Libba Bray 65. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard 66. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 67. Shadow Magic by Joshua Khan 68. Revenge, Ice Cream, and Other Things Best Served Cold by Katie Finn 69. Sometimes We Tell the Truth by Kim Zarins 70. I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter 71. Cross My Heart And Hope To Spy by Ally Carter 72. Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter
  12. ayyyy chapter 6 of the shenanigans of lily potter is in the cue but until then, you can find it on pretty much every other popular fanfic site.

  13. Earworm

    Capsize by Frenship
  14. hallelujah ya girl finally finished chapter 6 of the shenanigans of lily potter, it should be up by tomorrow after i'm done editing it

  15. Earworm

    Wildest Dreams by Taylor Swift idk why but it's giving me such aesthetic vibes ya feel
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