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  2. Sleepingbagonthesofa

    ReillyJade's Reviews

    Hi!! I'd love a review from you, how do you feel about a marauders story? Story: Yaxley by sleepingbagonthesofa Warnings/Advisories: Rated M - Consent Issues (Mild/Moderate), Hate Speech, Sexual Content, Substance Abuse, Violence Genre: Angst, Crime/Mystery, Dark/Horror, Drama, Romance Length: Currently 47378 words (but the first chapter is about 2000) Main Characters: OC, Sirius Black Ships: Sirius Black/OC, Jilly, OC/OC Summary: Areas of Concern: Your general thoughts. A big focus is on characterisation so anything about that will always be appreciated
  3. PaulaTheProkaryote

    Ask a Validator

    I'll shoot you a pm!
  4. Happy to update that my story is well along now (and utterly ridiculous how believable I've made Lucius Malfoy and Arthur Weasley that I've even given them the ship name Luthur because I'm convinced they'll be the fandom's new Drarry LOL). So, you can add me from Maybe to Taker. It's gonna be rated M.
  5. Last week
  6. Aphoride

    Reading Challenge 2019

    Books Read: A Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Jules Verne Le deuxieme sexe II - Simone de Beauvoir From the Earth to the Moon - Jules Verne The Makers of Rome - Plutarch Persian Fire - Tom Holland The Ice Palace - Tarjei Vesaas Currently Reading: Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts Round the Moon - Jules Verne Uprooted - Naomi Novik
  7. BellaLestrange87

    Earworm

    Sharon Van Etten - Seventeen
  8. sunshine_locks

    javu's Reviews

    Hiya! would you mind reading chapter four of capture me?? Story and Author Name, including the link: Capture Me+ (M) Warnings and Advisories: sexual content Genre: AU, Fluff, General, Humor, Romance Length: chapter 4 is 2,173 words! Summary: "Helping him out would be the correct choice here, to fix what she had caused and make sure he was okay. A fall like that would have broken his nose. But that would require her to confront this cute boy in the aftermath of what she just said, and she wasn't really all that ready to confront her problems like that in such quick succession. So run it was." For Lady Ausra's Trope of Aces challenge at HPFT. Ships: Teddy Lupin/Victoire Weasley Areas of Concern: since this is for a challenge that encourages us to use tropes, i want to know if you think it's trope-y?
  9. Chemical_Pixie

    The Ensemble Challenge - 3 April 2019

    Here's my entry! The Great Pawneean Bake Off by Chemical_Pixie
  10. ima call myself a hard maybe for this because i have a lot of feels after coming home from dinner tonight and could prob throw down with them but in all reality, real life time constraints may be an issues (and like who knows how i'll feel when i calm down )
  11. WriteYourHeartOut

    Ship Talk Masterlist

    When you've started a new topic in this section, please post your link below so that it may be added to the list. If a topic already exists here, please do not make a duplicate. [url=linkhere]Topic Title[/url] A Albus Potter/Scorpius Malfoy Andromeda Black/Ted Tonks C Cedric Diggory/Oliver Wood D Dean Thomas/Seamus Finnegan Draco Malfoy/Ginny Weasley Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter Draco Malfoy/Hermione Granger F Fred Weasley II/Teddy Lupin G Ginny Weasley/Draco Malfoy Ginny Weasley/Harry Potter Ginny Weasley/Luna Lovegood Godric Gryffindor/Helga Hufflepuff H Hannah Abbott/Neville Longbottom Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley Harry Potter/Hermione Granger Harry Potter/Katie Bell Harry Potter/Luna Lovegood Helga Hufflepuff/Godric Gryffindor Helga Hufflepuff/Salazar Slytherin Hermione Granger/Draco Malfoy Hermione Granger/Ron Weasley Hermione Granger/Severus Snape Hermione Granger/Sirius Black J James Potter/Lily Evans James Sirius Potter/Scorpius Malfoy K Katie Bell/Harry Potter L Lavender Brown/Oliver Wood Lavender Brown/Parvati Patil Lily Evans/James Potter Lily Evans/Severus Snape Lily Luna Potter/Scorpius Malfoy Lily Luna Potter/Teddy Lupin Louis Weasley/Teddy Lupin Luna Lovegood/Ginny Weasley Luna Lovegood/Harry Potter M Myrtle Warren (Moaning Myrtle)/Rubeus Hagrid N Neville Longbottom/Hannah Abbott Nymphadora Tonks/Remus Lupin O Oliver Wood/Cedric Diggory Oliver Wood/Lavender Brown Oliver Wood/Percy Weasley P Parvati Patil/Lavender Brown Percy Weasley/Oliver Wood R Rare Pairs Remus Lupin/Nymphadora Tonks Remus Lupin/Sirius Black Ron Weasley/Hermione Granger Ron Weasley/Romilda Vane Rose Weasley/Scorpius Malfoy Rubeus Hagrid/Myrtle Warren (Moaning Myrtle) S Salazar Slytherin/Helga Hufflepuff Scorpius Malfoy/Albus Potter Scorpius Malfoy/Female OC Scorpius Malfoy/James Sirius Potter Scorpius Malfoy/Lily Luna Potter Scorpius Malfoy/Rose Weasley Seamus Finnegan/Dean Thomas Severus Snape/Hermione Granger Severus Snape/Lily Evans Sirius Black/Hermione Granger Sirius Black/Remus Lupin T Teddy Lupin/Fred Weasley II Teddy Lupin/Lily Luna Potter Teddy Lupin/Louis Weasley Teddy Lupin/Victoire Weasley Ted Tonks/Andromeda Black V Victoire Weasley/Teddy Lupin
  12. StarFeather

    Harry Potter/Hermione Granger

    According to the Guardian (2 Feb. 2014), "In an interview with quarterly lifestyle magazine Wonderland", J.K.Rowling "has admitted she may have got it wrong by matching Hermione with Ron. "Hermione-Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfilment. That's how it was conceived, really. "For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron." Did you believe Harry would end up with Hermione while reading HP books or not? Have you ever read good Harry/Hermione fanfictions before? Let's talk about the ship!
  13. Oregonian

    Favourite Theories

    Why did Harry have the option of coming back to life in the real world instead of being obliged to get on the train and travel onward? After all, there were plenty of other characters in the books who were AK'ed and would probably have wanted to come back? My theory is that it was the presence of the piece of Voldemort's soul that enabled Harry to have that choice because Death must have its due, and Death did receive its due in the form of the flayed-looking child thing, the piece of Voldemort's soul. It was like the coin that Harry paid to buy his way out of the "train station" and go back to the real world. None of the other characters who died were able to buy their way back to the land of the living.
  14. Just going to officially throw my hat in the ring for Point of No Return
  15. Aphoride

    Arthur Weasley

    Most people I know tend to use names of relatives - dead or alive - as middle names rather than as first names. So it would be more likely that one of the kids would have 'Arthur' as a middle name than a first name. Which makes sense when you consider that after a war, people would likely want to honour the people who died - or, like Bill and Fleur and Ron and Hermione seem to do, to go for something completely different - which would be why, as well, Remus is honoured as Teddy's middle name because he was still alive, and Tonks' father was dead (well, missing, I think) at the time Teddy was born. Though I'm pretty sure Bill is William Arthur Weasley, so that might be why - people didn't want to repeat it.
  16. Rumpelstiltskin

    The Original Fiction Challenge (with a Twist) | 1st May 2019

    A list of all takers and maybes : Sleepingbagonthesofa PaulaTheProkaryote crestwood MalfoysAngel dreamgazer220 dirigibleplums Finefrenzy_ Downbelow Noelle Zingarella StarFeather Simplicius Jo Raskoff Chelts-rhj teh tarik Jen25
  17. Bunbury

    Shadowkat678's Reviews

    Hey Kat! I don't think we've been properly introduced -- I'm Jane, alias Bunbury (does it count as an alias if everyone knows it's an alias??). Here with a review request for my WIP, Inheritance. Story and Author Name: Inheritance by Bunbury. Here's the +link. Fandom/Era: Harry Potter, Second Wizarding War Warnings/Advisories: Derogatory Language, Domestic Abuse, Hate Speech, Violence Genre: Mystery, Horror, Drama, Romance, Humour Length: about 2700 words (Chapter 1) Summary: Phaedra Morley leads a quiet, private life, working at a Diagon Alley apothecary and looking after her infirm mother. But Phaedra has a secret, and now she must retrace her father's footsteps through the Dark Arts and find out what he was working on when he disappeared in the wake of Voldemort's fall. Along the way she enlists the help of a feckless bookseller and -- much to his displeasure -- Severus Snape. A story of death, madness, haunted houses, true friends, and Cockroach Clusters. Ships: Eventual Snape/OC, but the development of their relationship is glacial. Areas of Concern: Basically any information about what you did or didn't like, and any constructive criticism, would be really helpful. This is the first chapter of what's slated to be a long story, so I'd rather know about problems now than later! Thanks!
  18. abhorsen.

    Archive Issues/Bugs

    @starbuck - I've played around a little bit with adding stories, and I think I've figured out what's going on. When you select co-authors for a story, it basically gives all co-authors the ability to add chapters to the story and edit the story shell, but the chapter itself is only written by you - that might be what's messing up the preview on your end. When I look at the story in the queue, I can see all the coauthors.
  19. Lost Muse

    Cursed Child Australia

    So I just watched the Cursed Child Australia play and Merlin it was amazing!!! It was beyond what I had imagined it'be like. When I'd read the screenplay, I wasn't a huge fan because the story didn't feel that powerful but after watching the play - because of the effects, how it played out on stage, the acting - it was such an immersive experience that I really felt a part of the HP world and it was simply brilliant. The actors were awesome and I loved how much emotion they brought out, be it laughter or anticipation or intensity. The play simply surpassed my expectations and for someone who doesn't watch a lot of theatre (or at all), the Cursed child was absolutely magnificent. Side note: I bought tons of HP merchandise as well that burned holes in my pockets but I left a happy fan. The play as well as the overall HP fan experience surrounding it was superb. For anyone who's in Australia, it's definitely a must watch!! I am so happy that I got to experience it! Oh and also the cast is very humble and awesome and I got a couple of signed autographs and selfies near the stage door as well.
  20. bsk

    ShadowRose's Reviews

    Hi! I'd love a review if the slots still open Story & Author Name/Rated Link: Smells Like Teen Spirit by Bsk https://hpfanfictalk.com/archive/viewuser.php?uid=1566 Warnings/Advisories: Derogatory Language, Sexual Content, Substance Abuse, ViolenceGenre: Romance, HumorLength: 27163 words, 4 chapters so far and one more is in the queueMain Characters: Zara Patil-Preece, James Sirius PotterShips: James II Potter, OCSummary: She's blunt, cynical, and alluring. He's cocky, bold and far too handsome for his own good. But maybe a little darkness was needed to see the stars.Areas of Concern: Content & characterization! I just hope its flowing nicely, doesn't seem too cliche. I'm always nervous that characters may seem one dimensional if that makes sense. I was really nervous to put my story out there so I really want some feedback. Thanks!
  21. Shadowkat678

    Felpata_Lupin's reviews

    Story and Author Name, including link: The Book Girl, by shadowkat678 Warnings and Advisories: T and none. Genre Fairy Tale/Fable, General Length: 797 words Summary: "This is the story of a girl named Emily. Perhaps you've heard of her, and then again maybe you haven't. If you hadn't met her, allow me to introduce you to the one many know simply as, "The Book Girl"." Ships: NA Areas of Concern: It's been a good few years since I wrote this and I'm thinking about re editing this again, so any grammar or spelling mistakes would be good to look at. This was made to be more of a fairytale feel to it. In fact, it was written specifically for an assignment having to do with writing in the style, so it'd be good to see how I did on that.
  22. Shadowkat678

    Stella Blue's Reviews

    Story and Author Name, including link: The Book Girl, by shadowkat678 Warnings and Advisories: T and none. Genre Fairy Tale/Fable, General Length: 797 words Summary: "This is the story of a girl named Emily. Perhaps you've heard of her, and then again maybe you haven't. If you hadn't met her, allow me to introduce you to the one many know simply as, "The Book Girl"." Ships: NA Areas of Concern: It's been a good few years since I wrote this and I'm thinking about re editing this again, so any grammar or spelling mistakes would be good to look at. This was made to be more of a fairytale feel to it. In fact, it was written specifically for an assignment having to do with writing in the style, so it'd be good to see how I did on that.
  23. PaulaTheProkaryote

    Staff Review Thread

    It looks like we might have let this slip. Don't hate us. 1. Golden Girl by Finefrenzy__ Done! -Paula 2. Revival by sleepingbagonthesofa (lol oh no you're on staff now!) Done! -Paula 3. I Hate Multicolored Days by potionspartner 4. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Bsk Give us some time to catch up and then we'll be back at it again!
  24. Finefrenzy__

    The Slytherin-Centric Challenge | 31 March 2019

    @Downbelow Thank you so much for you entry! I can't wait to read it @BookDinosaur I've popped you down as a maybe Takers: crestwood Noelle Zingarella TreacleTart Downbelow potionspartner Maybes: juls MadiMalfoy facingthenorthwind Bunbury Rumpelstiltskin Niffler Shadowkat678 scooterbug8515/M C Crocker Jen25 MegGonagall beyond the rain BookDinosaur Completed Entries: How Long? by crestwood Which A Star by Jen25 No greater love by Downbelow
  25. I've been doing a lot of workshopping of my writing lately, but now I'm at the stage where I feel like i need to stop, take a step back, and reevaluate my goals and writing process before continuing with my projects. I've found that I'm highly impatient while writing, taking a few images that I have in my mind about my character and the world, and jumping straight into writing without any planning whatsoever. It's definitely not working. But the extensive colour-coded planning and character journals I used to keep doesn't work anymore because I end up building up the world so much without paying any attention to the story I want to tell - and that leaves me super frustrated. Another weakness of mine is in the cadence or structure of sentences, especially in the OF project I'm currently working on. I tend to repeat this formula of long run-on sentence followed by short, dramatic sentence, which works in most places but I tend to overdo it. So! Goals for a middle-ground. Drabbles. Lots and lots of drabbles to focus on just building my characters and world without thinking about plot progression. Conscious rewrites of single paragraphs or shorter pieces to break away from the writing pattern I fall into. Trying to mix this up by writing from different characters' perspectives or changing the sequence of events and seeing how that affects the mood of the story, and hence, my writing style as well. More of a general goal: Write. Write through the blocks and through the low-periods. Even if it's words that'll never see the light of day, write. I really need to maintain a practice or I lose focus. Edit: Whoops. Need to add a time factor. Taking a leaf out of Rumpels' book and going with one month to work on this and report back with the progress I've made. So, end date - March 14th.
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