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Hello! Salut! Salaam! Namaste!

SolitarySorceress

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Hello folks!

This is my first ever blog post and I've a lot to say, so I really hope that you'd find it in yourselves to read to the end of this. If not, still drop me a comment and say Hi, I'd feel really welcome.

So, starting off my blog with a post containing my introduction, giving some information about my life and what do I hope to do here on the site.

Who Am I?

Please call me Maggie. I officially joined this site on June 10, 2016. That's more than two years ago!! Forgive me but I found it in me to come say hello to you amazing people only now.. 😪

Well, if you haven't already guessed by my joining date, I was really active on HPFF (Are we allowed to mention it here? 😋). I do remember many of the names here (I've been snooping around a bit), had forged some great bonds with many of you folks and I'm no stranger to this community. I was active in the forum events, used to participate in challenges and continually gave life to my plunnies and even delved into graphics during my brief stint on HPFF previously.

I hope 😅 some of you would be able to recognize me if I were to mention my old username/pen-name. But, I just feel like I need a fresh start here on HPFT, hence the new name. I hope I'll be able to make friends here again. I'm no troublemaker, I promise!! 😁

The Sabbatical

If you're wondering where was I during the last two years or even if you're not, please read on. 😋

The short version is, real life took over.

The long version is, I graduated university, got a job, moved out of my parents' home to a new city, built a new life, struggled with bosses and assignments, slogged in many late night hours for work and finally, finally got my due in terms of recognition from my management. Old friends grew distant, people changed, met awesome people, made some great new friends, even had a crush which I eventually outgrew!! 😋😋 WHew!!!! It doesn't seem as long and challenging here, but believe me, I've been through a hell of a roller-coaster ride!

I could never distance myself from the HP fandom though. I continued on reading Jily (my one and only OTP) here and on tumblr and just kept making up stories in my head which I still hope to write one day. I even tried participating in one of the house cup events (it was the reviewing event, snowball event I think 🤔) but just had to leave in the middle because real life took over once again. Apologies to my fellow teammates.. 😢

Why Come Back?

Because.. I just feel like it? 

I'm in a very happy place in life right now. I've got my dream job which I would be hopefully starting very soon and things are looking up for a while now. And all this happiness and positivism, which I feel around me nowadays, has inspired me again to come back here. 

Blah.. Blah.. Blah..

Some other things about me, if anyone's interested..

  • I'd soon be moving countries, but that's OK because it's for a job I've wanted for a long time.
  • I'm into other fandoms as well, so we can talk about these as well:
    • GOT
    • The Handmaid's Tale -- I'm crazyyyyyy about this one
    • Stranger Things
    • Marvel Universe
    • Arrowverse
  • Did I say that I'm a software engineer?
  • I love singing. One of my hobbies is to sing and record those songs. I'm not a terrible singer, I promise.. 😉
  • Also, I'm a Gryffie!! :gryffindor: A special shout out to any fellow Gryffindors reading this post 🤗
  • I love writing character sketches and about magical objects. Actually, I'm planning on writing a magical object series soon!!

 

Did you read through all of this? Thanks a lot! Please drop me a note below! 

Hopefully I'll be able to have a longer journey here this time!! 😁😁

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starbuck

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hi maggie! i'm kristina and we don't know each other (probably not even from HPFF because i stopped being active there years ago and under a different username) but i'm really glad you decided to come back to HPFT :bliss::grouphug:

i totally understand real life taking over.......................i'm still thinking i'm crazy to have decided to join HPFT and start writing again just when i got a job but i've been managing for a few months now so i'm hanging on! :loveshower:

i can't make myself read jily (and fics about the other marauders, too) because i always remember how they end and it's way too sad and doomy&gloomy for me :I so i mostly stick to next gen drama&romance (jamesII/oc is my favourite!) fics. (don't listen to people saying i wrote one of the darkest fics they've read :P )

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Crimson Quill

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Maggie!!

Hello! I'm Abbi, one of your housemates! You must know you are always welcome here! no matter how much time you have to give! I'm sure everyone will agree when I say that Gryffindor has your back! 

Congrats on your dream job! That's amazing! Hope to see you around,  come and say hello in our common room! 😘

:gryffindor:

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SolitarySorceress

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Hello Kristina!! :loveshower::grouphug:

Your emojis reminded me of the ones at HPFF, so I searched and shifted to using them as well. :yay:

Great to know that you came back to the community after years as well. :clapping:Managing a job is tough, right? Hopefully I'll be able to make time for HPFT once I join my new job. But for the time being, I'm happy being here.. :D:D Hopefully I'll be able to manage like you.. 

The darkest fic people have ever read?? Hmm.. I think I need to go fishing and torture myself a bit.. :hmm::hmm:

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SolitarySorceress

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8 minutes ago, Crimson Quill said:

Maggie!!

Hello! I'm Abbi, one of your housemates! You must know you are always welcome here! no matter how much time you have to give! I'm sure everyone will agree when I say that Gryffindor has your back! 

Congrats on your dream job! That's amazing! Hope to see you around,  come and say hello in our common room! 😘

:gryffindor:

Hello Abbi!! Nice to meet you :D Just left a post in the Den.. 

Thanks for the warm welcome!! 😘😘 Gryffindor is the best :gryffindor:

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TidalDragon

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Howdy Maggie! I'm glad to hear your dreams are very much alive and that you've returned to your home-away-from-home in the Den!

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TreacleTart

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Hey Maggie!

 

I’m Kaitlin. Gryffindor’s resident trouble maker. (At least that’s what I tell myself) I’ve been away traveling for the last year, so I haven’t been all that active/still am not all that active as this trip just never seems to end. I’ve was around HPFF since 2011 and I’ve been without HPFT since it started. If you were active on the old forums, I’m sure we’ve bumped into each other at some point.

You are definitely always welcome, no matter how long you’ve been away. Perfect timing too as I keep hearing the House Cup is about to start soon.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy your time here. Feel free to reach out and say hello! See you around.

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Rumpelstiltskin

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Hello, Maggie! O/ 

I'm not sure if we've met or not, but if we haven't -- I'm Rumpels. I'm one of the site Prefects, so if you need anything, just shoot us a PM. 

It sounds like you're in a fantastic place right now (on an internal level and in your personal life), which is absolutely fantastic to hear. I hope you have fun re-settling in! 

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Felpata_Lupin

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Welcome, Maggie! :D (or, rather, welcome back... :P)

Wow, that was a busy two years, I'm glad you are in a good place in life right now and that you are making your way back to the community :)

I don't know if we knew each other from HPFF, anyway I'm Chiara and a great Marauders lover and fellow Jily shipper! :wub: Let's be friends! :P

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Stella Blue

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Hi Maggie! Great to see you here! If you were active on HPFF in 2013 or after, we may have met there (though I had a different username back then too haha). Are any rate, welcome (back) to HPFT and it sounds like things are going wonderfully for you! I'm so glad to hear that! :)

Ooh, I'm also a big fan of Jily and Marauders in general, and also Stranger Things! Also, speaking of Jily, i just read a Jily 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' AU by ShadowRose (who is one of your fellow Gryffies!) and if you're into Muggle AUs, the story is amazing and you should def read it.

Anyway hi and welcome! :hug:

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