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Alright, so I've been a member of this community for over a year now and I have to admit, I feel a bit like a child staring in on a tank at the Aquarium. I am sure at some point I'll manage to fall in, or grow up to be rich enough to pay my way in for a scuba session, but please forgive me if I don't seem to understand how this whole thing works. I suppose my content count is low because I don't post, so I'll have a go at it. My only complaint so far is the archive side of things has no direct way of communicating with the staff who are proctoring the chapter approval process. I have to assume that some of my art disappeared from an already approved work recently because it was the wrong size or something of that nature. Where does one get banners that size? Canva doesn't seem to have it as a preset. Anyway... 

A little about me: 

I posted my very first WIP on 29 May 2017, and it is an ongoing work on A03 and FFN - and so far I've been led to believe that I'm not doing a terrible job. I love the characters and the world that JK Rowling put together. She's fantastic. I should get this out there right now: Snape is one of my favourite characters. I can't apologize, it is my own personal feeling. He's brilliant, strong, tragic and got the job done. No, he isn't the only hero, but he is the one that keeps me coming back. Yes, he's flawed. No, it isn't really okay for adults to abuse their power to bully students (although it hasn't always been such a taboo). I still adore him. 

The premise of Time Immemorial was manifold: What if Hermione underwent a dissociative fugue at the end of the war and had a time turner. Secondarily: What would have happened if Snape had a mentor, and if adults were the ones who fought the first war? 

A problem that I've had is that the story really is two stories: One - Hermione and Severus' story. Two - What is happening to the whole of the Wizarding World. My cast is too large, the scope is huge, and I have many POVs, all of which work for me, but keeping in mind how I felt the first time reading GoT or anything classic out of Russia, it probably is a bit much. But I can't stop now! I've written over 200K and 54 published chapters. So, if you start reading a story that is sshg, and find a over-arching Wizarding War plot, would you be truly upset that Severus and Hermione are not the stars of every single chapter? 

The only stories I've published here are "The Spark," which was a piece written for the Rule of Three Challenge and a piece called "Lost Dog Days of Summer" which is still half caught in the chapter approval machine here after being posted 7-29 to 7-30. The Lost Dog piece was written for a Summer Fic exchange that is hosted on A03. The first four chapters of ten are here, if you are inclined to read a Beach/Summer themed piece about Sirius running away as a dog.  I don't think either piece is bad, and I am rather proud of myself for finishing them. 

More some other time. 



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Hi! :) It looks like Ineke has already helped out with your validation issues (darn that pesky spam folder, it's gotten the best of me time and time again), but if you ever need any help or even just want someone to make sure you're good with ratings, feel free to reach out to any of us! We're always happy to help! ❤️ I had the chance to validate a lot of your chapters and I thought the story was very compelling. I especially like Louie ;) If you ever write a sequel it should be the boys finally going camping at the beach. Maybe Peter can finally get that kiss. :P 


As for the standing on the outside looking in thing, I definitely can relate. My best advice is to jump right in. Especially with house events stuff. It's the easiest way to feel cozy and to feel like you belong imo. Also, if you're looking for banners we have a bunch of really awesome artists here who would be happy to help! Check out this thread++


I used to be a snape hater. A snater, if you will. Then I read some of @MegGonagall's stories and fell in love with snamione. You're in good company here! :)

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