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  1. The Panic Thread

    I just ground to a halt at 1.2k. Again, it's a lack of motivation + uni. Le sigh.
  2. 50 Books Reading Challenge 2017

    1. Finding Sky - Joss Stirling 2. Stealing Phoenix - Joss Stirling 3. Seeking Crystal - Joss Stirling 4. And I Darken - Kiersten White 5. Library of Souls - Ransom Riggs 6. A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness 7. Quidditch Through the Ages - JK Rowling 8. My Love Lies Bleeding - Alyxandra Harvey 9. Nine Minutes - Beth Flynn 10. Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater 11. Mortlock - Jon Mayhew 12. A Golden Age - Tahmima Amim 13. The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater 14. The Dream Thieves - Maggie Stiefvater 15. Blue Lily, Lily Blue - Maggie Stiefvater 16. The Raven King - Maggie Stiefvater 17. Lord of Shadows - Cassie Clare 18. The Selection - Kiera Cass 19. The Elite - Keira Cass 20. Follow Me Back - A.V Geiger 21. Gone With the Wind - Margaret Mitchell 22. The Secret - Katerina Diamond 23. The Wrath and the Dawn - Renée Ahdieh 24. Out of Bounds - Val McDermid 25. Now I Rise - Kiersten White 26. Baby Doll - Hollie Overton 27. Crush - Eve Ainsworth 28. Carry On - Rainbow Rowell 29. Simon vs the Homeo Sapiens Agenda - Becky Albertalli 30. Extraordinary Means - Robyn Schneider 31. The Primrose Path - Rebecca Griffiths 32. Uglies - Scott Westerfield 33. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood 34. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe- Benjamin Alire Sáenz 35. In 27 Days - Alison Gervais 36. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
  3. Milestones

    Wow congratulations everyone! Doing well so far. I managed to hit 1k ln which isn't too shabby considering my 10k goal
  4. First Words

    My thrilling first line is:
  5. dirigibleplums: various

    current word count: 91 words out of 10,000 what i did: loosely planned out the amadori family tree and created this aesthetic for katrin 👇
  6. PP: Would You Rather? MC Edition

    Katrin: Hmm. Good question. My first instinct was to say I'd eat good food alone because few people are worth the sacrifice of it, but I changed my mind. Maintaining a network will help me on the way to becoming the Lady of the Court so I suppose I'll have to deal with it. Would you rather that you never feel any proper emotion or feel all of them at a really high setting? Ignore my awful wording lmao
  7. Plan B

    my plan b is v simple: to cry
  8. WHY ARE HUFFLEPUFFS SO CUTE

  9. November 2017 Bulletin

    Wow, so much to comment on! I'd sit here and congrat everyone individually, but I'm waiting for my appointment and I'd end up missing it But happy birthday to all the November babies, congratulations all on your promotions/awards, and thank you so much for mine! Honestly did not expect it. What a lovely thing to wake up for it
  10. 50 Books Reading Challenge 2017

    1. Finding Sky - Joss Stirling 2. Stealing Phoenix - Joss Stirling 3. Seeking Crystal - Joss Stirling 4. And I Darken - Kiersten White 5. Library of Souls - Ransom Riggs 6. A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness 7. Quidditch Through the Ages - JK Rowling 8. My Love Lies Bleeding - Alyxandra Harvey 9. Nine Minutes - Beth Flynn 10. Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater 11. Mortlock - Jon Mayhew 12. A Golden Age - Tahmima Amim 13. The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater 14. The Dream Thieves - Maggie Stiefvater 15. Blue Lily, Lily Blue - Maggie Stiefvater 16. The Raven King - Maggie Stiefvater 17. Lord of Shadows - Cassie Clare 18. The Selection - Kiera Cass 19. The Elite - Keira Cass 20. Follow Me Back - A.V Geiger 21. Gone With the Wind - Margaret Mitchell 22. The Secret - Katerina Diamond 23. The Wrath and the Dawn - Renée Ahdieh 24. Out of Bounds - Val McDermid 25. Now I Rise - Kiersten White 26. Baby Doll - Hollie Overton 27. Crush - Eve Ainsworth 28. Carry On - Rainbow Rowell 29. Simon vs the Homeo Sapiens Agenda - Becky Albertalli 30. Extraordinary Means - Robyn Schneider 31. The Primrose Path - Rebecca Griffiths 32. Uglies - Scott Westerfield 33. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood 34. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe- Benjamin Alire Sáenz 35. In 27 Days - Alison Gervais
  11. 50 Books Reading Challenge 2017

    1. Finding Sky - Joss Stirling 2. Stealing Phoenix - Joss Stirling 3. Seeking Crystal - Joss Stirling 4. And I Darken - Kiersten White 5. Library of Souls - Ransom Riggs 6. A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness 7. Quidditch Through the Ages - JK Rowling 8. My Love Lies Bleeding - Alyxandra Harvey 9. Nine Minutes - Beth Flynn 10. Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater 11. Mortlock - Jon Mayhew 12. A Golden Age - Tahmima Amim 13. The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater 14. The Dream Thieves - Maggie Stiefvater 15. Blue Lily, Lily Blue - Maggie Stiefvater 16. The Raven King - Maggie Stiefvater 17. Lord of Shadows - Cassie Clare 18. The Selection - Kiera Cass 19. The Elite - Keira Cass 20. Follow Me Back - A.V Geiger 21. Gone With the Wind - Margaret Mitchell 22. The Secret - Katerina Diamond 23. The Wrath and the Dawn - Renée Ahdieh 24. Out of Bounds - Val McDermid 25. Now I Rise - Kiersten White 26. Baby Doll - Hollie Overton 27. Crush - Eve Ainsworth 28. Carry On - Rainbow Rowell 29. Simon vs the Homeo Sapiens Agenda - Becky Albertalli 30. Extraordinary Means - Robyn Schneider 31. The Primrose Path - Rebecca Griffiths 32. Uglies - Scott Westerfield 33. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood 34. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe - Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  12. Divine Chaos by MuggleMaybe

    It's half 4 in the morning so my brain isn't really working atm, but can I just say that this is just !!! Also this made me so excited, I don't even know why, just the way you phrased it?? Like you don't usually link empathetic with Slytherin and ofc Scorpius still doesn't want to hurt people, but I love love LOVE how the empathy is linked to the ability to manipulate people!!
  13. I went on a picspam craze today so to keep your motivation up, here's a lily evans aesthetic I know your fic is probably a v daunting task, but I have faith in you ♡♡
  14. The Bro Code by Wandlessmagic

    i am just here to say that this sounds like nothing short of perfection and omg do i want to read it
  15. dirigibleplums: various

    Hi! I'm glad you think the OF sounds good (I can't find a way to describe it properly without revealing the entire plot lol so I wasn't so sure it would) Katrin's mother is from a merchant family and was disowned for sleeping with someone when she was seventeen. She promptly walked straight to the doors of the Blessed Court and asked to be let in. The fact that her mother chose the life of a concubine is something that does play an influence on Katrin, but more significant is Serra's naivety. While it's true that she is only ever with Katrin's father (and that she is the only concubine he is with), Katrin finds Serra's belief that he is in love with her to be delusional. At some point growing up, Katrin realises that he looks at them more like pets to be affectionate to rather than his true family; it's this that sparks and feeds her desire to be the Lady of the Blessed Court. As the Lady, no one would look at her that way. Because of Serra's blind devotion to Katrin's father, she also feels a bit sorry for her, but she loves her without question. Her father has a wife and children who Katrin doesn't care about and who I haven't yet created properly. Her father also has an older brother who the patriarch of the family, owns land bordering Neighbouring Country, and is a Defender of the Realm. This uncle also has a wife and children. Katrin is faintly aware of them, but again, has no interest - for now As the Lady, Lucrezia essentially rules the Court and selects favourites who also benefit from considerable respect. As she was growing up, Lucrezia saw Katrin's hunger for power and took her under her wing to mould her so she could get it. Whether this was out of kindness or an agenda is up for debate 😜 The nobility encompasses all the Houses and yes, there'll be political conflicts with them. Due to the nature of the story, we'll see less of it great detail, but it's important to the story. Can't have a war without it, after all This is actually hella important too. (Everything is, apparently.) So the mainland is split into four countries: Lethanya, Neighbouring Country (NC), Adria and Carsalon. NC is the biggest of the bunch while Adria is the smallest, mostly because it was part of NC a little over a hundred years ago. The two split when a former king of NC died and his crown went to his son, a reckless minor with a temper who was unsuited for rule, instead of his older sister who had a natural political inclination. Cue a civil war which ended with the rebels retreating to NC's most secure fortress and claiming all the land behind it as theirs. The two have fought regularly ever since with both sides calling in allies from Lethanya and Carsalon to help. Though Adria initially only wanted the most capable to be ruler regardless of gender, they quickly declared that it was to be a matriarchal society (mostly to anger NC even more). Due to this, slavery is forbidden in Adria; since NC own the slave trade, this is extra tension. And there is always tension. I've never written a fantasy novel before. My fanfiction typically focuses on characters and their relationships rather than an action-y plot. I'm worried about whether I'll be able to give the idea justice, but I hope I'll be able to write something that doesn't simply rely on characters Thanks for the questions!
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