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  1. Today
  2. MalfoysAngel


    Should I feel bad that I wasted an entire day playing The Sims?


    Do I feel bad about wasting a day playing The Sims?

    Not a bit.

    1. Finefrenzy__


      You should never feel bad!

  3. Yesterday
  4. Shadowkat678


    My day is not going well. Anyone have happy news and funny stuff to share?

    1. Noelle Zingarella

      Noelle Zingarella

      Sorry to hear that! 

      My DS (9) asked the other day if the wards that prevent Apparation at Hogwarts go up to infinity, or if they end in a dome somewhere over the school. He then imagined that if the latter were true, a bunch of Death-Eaters could Apparate above the dome of the wards and parachute in to attack. The image of Death-Eaters parachuting in, wands drawn, made me smile, and I hope it will do the same for you. <hugs>

  5. Shadowkat678


    I know there are teachers here. Help. I'm dying and never learned how to take good notes. Any advice on organization, because my system is an absolute mess.

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    2. Shadowkat678


      I get to points like I am right now where I have to write stuff including references to classes and I freeze up. Or I remember every single overarching detail but all the test questions end up being specific details that, well, make me freeze up. And then I get stuck, because I have nothing really all that coherent to draw from, or I have too much to draw from and focus on the wrong things, or I try and minimize and miss what I need, etc.

    3. abhorsen.


      Is that with you trying to take notes and it not working, or is it with you actively not taking notes?

      I'm asking mostly because... like, I feel like people like us often spend a lot of time trying to jam ourselves into molds and strategies that aren't just things that we never learned - they're things that just aren't natural ways for us to process information. That can end up meaning that we end up spending so much energy on the process that we don't have enough left over for the actual information gathering.

      I'll think about this a little more. Everyone else also had really great suggestions that are definitely worth trying - my take is probably colored by the whole learning/executive functioning stuff, which may well play out differently for you! ❤️

    4. Shadowkat678


      Both, honestly. I'm one of those kids that was super smart when in elementary school and I never learned any effective study methods. I'm not sure what kind of method would work for me. I've tried a few but I also have an issue sticking to things for a while because I just end up dropping off them eventually. Or I get frustrated and just stop. Which is something I'm really trying to work on right now.

  6. ShadowRose

    • ShadowRose
    • abhorsen.

    i was just looking through your about me and omg "krysten sinema's fashion is basically my patronus" is legitimately the best thing i've read all day

    1. abhorsen.



  7. FireCrest

    • FireCrest
    • Jo Raskoph

    Thank you for your kind reviews ❤️ they really made my day :)

  8. Noelle Zingarella

    • Noelle Zingarella
    • Oregonian


    I just wanted to let you know that your thoughtful reviews really made my day. I've been vacillating between feeling good about my story and about posting it online, and wanting to throw it out the window. Thanks for giving me a boost to keep going! I also really appreciate your attention to word usage--word play is one of my favorite parts about writing and it's nice to have a hand with it. 🙂


    1. Oregonian


      Oh, yes, keep going.  Don't stop!

  9. Alexis Black

    • Alexis Black
    • juls

    Oh hey, whaddaya know? Another gift from your Secret Snake! https://hpfanfictalk.com/archive/reviews.php?type=ST&amp;item=2669&amp;chapid=6903

  10. scooterbug8515

    • scooterbug8515
    • MrsDarcy

    Another Delivery from Wickham's a Fool.  Love is indeed in the air.  

    Writer's Journal outline images for The Anne Clarke Chronicle, with character tags (there may be more underway says Wickham's a Fool).  Also let it be known there is no obligation to use according to Wickham's a Fool.












    1. MrsDarcy


      These are so amazing !!! xD should I take it as a hint that I need to muster up and make a writer's journal already? 😂

  11. Shadowkat678


    I'm a ball of anxiety doing anything possible to avoid homework because I don't know where to start and I NEED someone to push me back on track.

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    2. Shadowkat678


      Just set a clock and see how much of whatever needs to be done gets done.

    3. Bunbury


      I actually do this all the time, especially when I have to do something I've been putting off -- just give myself a short window and do my best. PM me!

    4. Noelle Zingarella

      Noelle Zingarella

      I hate this feeling, and am having it myself about my RL job. Time limits and reward systems definitely help! I'm sending good vibes your way. Good luck!

  12. ReillyJade


    I saw the Lego Movie 2 today and I honestly don't understand the bad rap it's getting. I mean, yeah, that song needs to go die in a hole, but I thought the story itself had a really sweet message! 

    1. Shadowkat678


      As a worker at amc the song is enough to turn me off. I know absolutely nothing else but it absolutely HAS been stuck inside my head and how dare you remind me because now it's back.

    2. ReillyJade


      Argghh that's awful! Sorry I brought it back. 😋 

  13. Last week
  14. LunaStellaCat


    Although I am a bad writer, I am proud of myself for writing mine own terrible first drafts and taking on Scrivener.  Got to start somewhere, right? :)  



    1. Jo Raskoph

      Jo Raskoph

      Don't talk yourself down! And well done on the first drafts and Scrivener :clapping:

  15. Noelle Zingarella

    Noelle Zingarella

    If anybody is up for some review swapping this week, let me know. I did a big rewrite on the first five chapters of my novel and I wouldn't mind some feedback. Hope you're all having a nice week!

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    2. sunshine_locks


      I'd also be interested in a review swap? Two things though. Are you interested in multi-chapter swaps and are you interested in next gen fic? Because I'd really like it if i got some reviews on capture me!

    3. Noelle Zingarella

      Noelle Zingarella

      @Chemical_Pixie I'd be up for swapping with you, especially later this week. Let me know how many chapters you'd like to do (assuming Snape/OC action-adventure-romance isn't too off the wall for you, as  that's what I'm working on :-).

      @sunshine_locks I'd be interested. I haven't read much next gen, but I'm open to it. FYI, my novel is a Snape/OC romance and it isn't a slow burn; so if that is too freaky, I understand and we can wait to swap until I have something else in the archive. Let me know what you think!

    4. Chemical_Pixie


      @Noelle Zingarella I can do two chapters if you can! :) 

  16. aelaia


    Photoshop, welcome back into my life 😍

  17. scooterbug8515

    • scooterbug8515
    • Zion Senpai

    Hello Zion Senpai.  Welcome to HPFT!  I am a Slytherin Prefect.  If you have any questions about the site please feel free to reach out and communicate with me or any prefect or staff member and we'll be happy to help.

  18. Felpata_Lupin


    To anyone who requested reviews from me... I haven't forgotten and I'll try to catch up by the end of the week. :freeze: :grouphug:

  19. Bunbury

    • Bunbury
    • Shadowkat678

    Kat! Just responded to your review -- thanks so much, I'll definitely be back when chapter 2 is done :loveshower:

    1. Shadowkat678


      I'll hold you to that. 😜

  20. Jo Raskoph

    Jo Raskoph

    “The only thing I don’t understand about my son is you.” I may not have twitter anymore, but I'll never stop telling everyone to read In Other Lands. Please, go read In Other Lands! I need someone to gush with

  21. adorably cute

    adorably cute

    requesting a gif keyboard for the archives to more accurately sum up my emotions in reviews 😂

    1. ShadowRose


      aka every review i get in the foreseeable future starts with this: 


    2. adorably cute

      adorably cute

      @ShadowRose lol speaking of, just WAIT until you get this review i'm writing

  22. Rumpelstiltskin

    • Rumpelstiltskin
    • RoxiMalfoy

    Your Secret Snake has struck again, showering you with gifts of love ;) :

    They've left you a couple reviews on chapters Eight and Ten of  Love, Not War .

    Also, they've made you a lovely cover for your profile! 


    (they've also requested that I let you know there's no obligation to use, of course )



    1. RoxiMalfoy


      OMG, I love this SO MUCH, it is absolutely beautiful!!! 😍 I cannot wait to get to a computer so I can try it on my profile page and see how it looks. Thank you so much, Buttercup!! And OMG, your reviews are absolutely making my LYFE right now, haha!!! 😅 I am soooo happy you're enjoying the story so much so far! I love that you love the characters - both Original & Cannon - and those reviews have seriously made my whole day!! So THANK YOOUUUU!!!!! 💕💖😘

  23. Noelle Zingarella

    Noelle Zingarella

    Aw man. I just totally rewrote Chapter 3 of my novel and I think it's sooo much better. I've got a couple of more chapters to hit before I update the whole thing, but I think I'd better go sleep before a tackle it, or I'll be up all night.

    Hugs to everyone!

  24. MadiMalfoy


    Is anyone going to be around in ~1.5-2 hours to do some writing with me?

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    2. RoxiMalfoy


      I also apparently cannot read times to save my life, as I thought this started at :40 last night, lol. 🤦🏼‍♀️ I also crashed within like 5 minutes of posting on here, so there went my writing plans... Try again tonight, you guys?? 😅

    3. PaulaTheProkaryote


      The sleep caught me. 

    4. MadiMalfoy


      Sleep is good though, so I don't blame any of you, lol!!

      I'd possibly be down for tonight, but I really should study for my exam on Wednesday 😅

  25. ClassicalStars


    Hi guys! I got dismissed from my job. The plus side is I have more time to write. Silver linings right? Anyway, that happened months ago actually. I'm struggling to write since so could really use motivation

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    2. ClassicalStars


      Honestly, any suggestionsyou may have, @Noelle Zingarella. Although I do find it easier to write when I talk with others. I'm trying a stream of consciousness fic rn in hopes it brings me more want to write. It's not that great but if it lets me have more fun, y'know? What do you do?

      Aw, thanks! Actually, weekly writing prompts sounds interesting regardless of situation. Thank you, @MadiMalfoy

    3. sunshine_locks


      hi, i'm sorry to hear that you've lost your job--it must be hard dealing with that. i can't help you in that regard except give moral support, but as for no motivation in writing... would a writing partner help? 

    4. Noelle Zingarella

      Noelle Zingarella

      I think a stream of consciousness fic sounds really interesting. Don't knock it until you try it. It might come out better than you expect. I find for myself that I have to write what I'm excited about, otherwise I'm not motivated, so go with what makes you interested! This writing thing should be fun, even if it's hard sometimes.

  26. you-make-me-wander


    1. MadiMalfoy



  27. Rumpelstiltskin

    • Rumpelstiltskin
    • Finefrenzy__

    Incoming delivery! \O/

    You Secret Snake, Almost Lover, has left you more character boards for Golden Girl!





    And they've also left you a special note to go with them:

    Thank you so much for bearing with me and all of my crazy questions, lol. I am really loving this story so far, and I hope that I was able to capture all of your characters okay in each of these. Happy Valentine's Day, Rhi! 💕

    1. Finefrenzy__


      OMG, they are amazing. I'm adding them to my about me page right now!

  28. facingthenorthwind


    Things I want to exist: a fully-voiced podfic of @just.a.willow.tree's Spartan. Alas, I cannot do voices and we'd need a biiiig cast. 

    1. PaulaTheProkaryote


      that would be amazing though!

    2. Sleepingbagonthesofa


      Sign me up 

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