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      March Bulletin   03/01/2018

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Everything posted by toomanycurls

  1. Ask a Validator

    A quote from Grey's anatomy is fine. Re: spam. I'll block that user from the site.
  2. Welcome to HPFT!

    I'm so glad you've decided to become part of HPFanficTalk! Before you get started, please read the Site Rules/Guidelines and reply to this topic acknowledging that you've read them, understand, and will do your best to comply with them. Your post will be invisible, and you will be unable to access most of the site (including editing your profile) until a moderator approves it, at which point you will be automatically promoted to the Muggle user group. If you wish to join one of the houses instead (Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin), you may include that in your post here in this thread--or you can post in the Sorting Ceremony. You might also want to Take A Trip To Ollivander's to select your wand! If you have questions at any point, reach out to anyone on the Staff List for help. To familiarize yourself with the site functionality, please read the FAQ/Knowledge Base housed as entries in the Staff Blog.
  3. Ask a Validator

    You can write them! You just need about 90% of the story to be your own words.
  4. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda/Simonverse

    I just watched the movie and it's different in some ways. Can't really say more without jumping into thoughts on the movie.
  5. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda/Simonverse

    Okay, so... New thread for the movie or keep it in here? Thank for new thread and laugh for keep one thread
  6. just.a.willow.tree's reviews

    Story and Author Name, including link: Lightning Love -- toomanycurls (M) Warnings and Advisories: Mature -- sex, some violence, self harm, stuff. you know Genre romance, drama, lolz Length: 18k Summary: Love strikes as fast as lightning and burns as slow as the sun for some. With others it takes many attempts to combust and backfires with an unpleasant bang. For some the spark never comes at all. What will be the love story of Lily and Lysander? Ships: Lily/Lysander, others. Areas of Concern: I did something a bit new with chapter 6. I focus pretty exclusively on a single day/activity without a hard cut between parts. I tried to advance stuff in plot without too many overtures but wonder if it feels like anything happened.
  7. Potential Hate Speech/Slur Advisory Changes

    Our site rules are driven based on community feedback and consensus. A key driving factor about why we opened an archive (instead of encouraging people to use AO3, which I had strongly advocated) was that members wanted an archive where they could trust and understand the ratings and advisories and know what they were getting into when they were opening a story. The advisories are the way they are based on what staff put together and feedback we got from the community. While we're not complete populists when it comes to rule authoring, we do heavily factor in what the majority feels is good judgement. i'm sorry this is difficult and against the grain for you but unless we see a significant shift away from members wanting a moderated archive, we'll need ratings and advisories. As Branwen said, we are looking for areas where we can be more relaxed. I agree that some authors will look at our rules and advisories and chose AO3 or ff.net. Those authors are likely to dislike any moderated archive, not just ours. I do appreciate your feedback and hear your concern/frustration on this topic.
  8. Secret Cupid: Partners Revealed!

    @MuggleMaybe!!!!!!!!!!!!! You doll, you. you left just the best reviews and did so much above and beyond. @clevernotbrilliant your comment about my writing being slightly different between reviews was spot on. I'm just horrible about reviewing as an alter I will review Glad You Came now that I can do it without trying to sound coolly aloof.
  9. Secret Cupid: Partner Guessing

    So... My person has read my next gen stuff but not the last story. That leaves... . Felpata_Lupin victoria_anne clevernotbrilliant MuggleMaybe Rumpelstiltskin forever_dreaming dreamgazer220 velajune PaulaTheProkaryote I'm also an awful person because I'm only kinda sure the people above fit my criteria. My best guess is dreamgazer220, Felpata_Lupin, or victoria_anne. I might be completely wrong though! I just loved all the reviews, picspams, and banner. Also, doing the reviews from the persona of Dana K. Scully was just the best.
  10. The Rule of Three Challenge: ends 1st May 2018

    Wait, wait, wait. I just saw Doctor Who is an option. Can I get 3 from there?
  11. The Rule of Three Challenge: ends 1st May 2018

    Me: Harry Potter
  12. I love that my cupid is Dana K. Scully 😍😍😍😍

  13. Review Tag

    Reviewed Dance for Yourself
  14. Archive Wish List

    Probably easy to make and link so somewhere. I tried (unsuccessfully) to make this appear in the top navigation for the archive. I'll see if I can stick a link in under browse I know this is possible The read story page is rather complicated (if I'm thinking of the right php file) and I'm not sure how I feel about taking it out atm because those queries are really fragile and sometimes very hard to pull apart.
  15. The Say Goodbye Challenge - Deadline: 2 March 2018

    Challenge accepted. I'll be doing OF for this.
  16. just.a.willow.tree's reviews

    Story Title: Truth or Lies (M)Warnings & Advisories: Violence Genres: Action/adventure, dark, FluffLength: 1830 words Ships: noneSummary: Remus is a young, inquisitive boy whose life is forever altered by a night time wandering and a viscous werewolf attack. Areas of Concern: I'd like to get your take on the relationship with truth this story has, especially with the parent/child dynamic. Also, you said you like Remus
  17. Sort Your Favorite Marvel Character

    Are you a fan of MCU? I've always wondered where the X-Men, Avengers, and other Marvel characters would end up at Hogwarts. Let's sort them all!
  18. The Domesticity Challenge | Deadline: March 2nd 2018

    I have an entry! That is, if potty training counts as a domestic task I'm Your Man (M)
  19. I properly reply to your wonderful reviews but I wanted to say thank you for making me feel this story has any merit. ❤️❤️❤️

    1. just.a.willow.tree


      Everything you write has merit :wub: 

    2. scooterbug8515


      I want to second Rose's remark about your reviews.  They are so lovely.  (I started to reply back to you last night but fell asleep but plan to finish the replay tonight after work)

  20. Review Tag

    Reviewed Second Chances
  21. Would wizard parents do some stuff without magic (like clean up a mess) so their child understands magic versus not magic stuff? 

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    2. pookha


      In one of my stories, Molly's foster son asks her how she decides what to do with magic and what to do by hand


    3. Nhaz


      I guess mostly for educational purposes. But not noble families like the Malfoys.

    4. Margaret


      I think it would be more likely for Muggleborn or half-blood parents to do so and less likely for pureblood supremacists than for most wizards. I would generally believe it though. After all, Molly had the younger kids wash up (or something) and they were complaining Fred and George should do it 'cause they could use magic. So clearly she taught her children to do housework without magic.

  22. ReillyJade's Reviews

    Story & Author Name/Rated Link: Truth or Lies by toomaycurls Warnings/Advisories: Violence Genre: Adventure, Dark/Horror Length: 1830 Main Characters: Remus Lupin, his parents Ships: n/a Summary: Remus is a young, inquisitive boy whose life is forever altered by a night time wandering and a viscous werewolf attack. Areas of Concern: I'd like your input on this story on Remus being attacked by Fenrir. I wrote a lot of it before the Pottermore stuff came out on his attack so it's not all compliant with that information but I was inspired by info on his parents. Part of the story is looking at a pre-bite Remus but also the dynamic of parents lying to children in certain cases and a key moment of growing up Remus does here. Do you think the story gets that point across in a meaningful way?
  23. Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    If you haven't seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi -- don't read this thread. I've now seen TLJ twice and am excited to talk about it. I loved all the female roles in the film. I loved that men were wrong with their plans and methods throughout the movie (but I wish there were more real consequences for various male blunders) and I loved that it was women who saved the day. Specifically, Finn and Poe were poised to be the heroes of the movie as they were both instrumental in TFA's military success. In this film they weren't in positions of power and really didn't add to the success (well, staying alive) of the rebel forces. I liked that Poe was demoted, I liked that his coup was not the winning triumph it would have been in other films, I liked that they didn't find victory through some singled minded hero taking action. I loved Holdo's sacrifice and leadership. I loved seeing the main characters out of the loop with the plan. I feel like a lot of the backlash against the film is against the fact that the men weren't the heroes in the film and that they, for the most part, got in the way. Some other things I appreciated were that they didn't just kill Leia (but man I got teary at some of her scenes). I thought they'd do the cheap thing and have her die in the bridge explosion. I like that they killed Snoke off without explaining who he was. It kind of felt like a bit middle finger to old school fans (and I'm still curious about who he was) but it also felt like the franchise's attempt to not just be a complete repeat of past films. I'm not sure if I ship Kylo/Rey. I'd love for them to just be equal adversaries without there being a romantic spark between them. Kylo Ren is kind of the worst. I don't mean that because he's evil -- I can get over someone being evil (hello, Slytherin) but. I. cannot. stand. entitled. whiners. Every set back we see Kylo go through leads to a massive temper tantrum and rage fit. As sweet and endearing as it was for Ren to offer to help Kylo turn from the dark side, I just couldn't live with a more qualified female protagonist doing all the emotional labor for her less qualified male companion (e.g. Hermione to Ron/Harry). He just needs to grow up. Maybe that's his legacy from Vader -- being a whiny guy who turns to the dark side out of selfishness. Though, Luke going after him was pretty messed up. I like that showed Luke having such a failure. I also like that Luke modified the story when he first told Rey the story. He has real flaws and struggles with those in a meaningful way. Those are all the thoughts I can get out before dinner!
  24. The X-Files

  25. The X-Files

    I used words that I can't post here during that episode.