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  2. Pixileanin

    Original Fiction Winter Goals: 2020 Edition

    @teh tarik 5k isn't bad for a short. Mine's teetering at 9k, which is almost NOT a short... haha!
  3. northbound24

    the modern au challenge | 15 may 2020

    I'm in and already have a crazy idea- Draco gets his reluctant cousin in on the crime of the century: stealing the County Inter-School Rugby Championship Trophy from their rival school's team.
  4. grumpy cat

    Earworm

    no time to die by billie eilish why did i only hear this today when it's been out since thursday
  5. sunshine_locks

    The Story Beneath the Song Challenge | April 4th, 2020

    legit, i was like.... this is completely unintentional but i am also completely excited to see what would happen lmao (although, it must be said that i do have a lot of songs by yoongi on my soundcloud since i am yoongi biased lmao) and with that said your song also happens to be by yoongi, which is just great right lol - anyways its first love (lyric video here+ (M))
  6. Yesterday
  7. down-in-flames

    Challenge Hall of Fame

    Challenge Name: the tswift song challenge Challenge Creator: down-in-flames Short Challenge Description: write a fic inspired by a taylor swift song of your choosing! Fandom(s) Included: hp and of Challenge Participants: @grumpy cat, @LunaStellaCat Challenge Winners: first place: physical fatality by @grumpy cat second place: charcoal by @LunaStellaCat for more info, check out my results blog post +here!
  8. down-in-flames

    tatapb's reviews

    hiiiii i know you're not a fan of minor au's, but how do you feel about full-blown au's? i promise there's no carbon copying of source material here bc it is, uhhhh, way out there in comparison to canon - no one's magical and they all work for the nypd lol (if au's in general aren't your thing, feel free to skip this request!) Story and Author Name, including link: 9.9 out of 10, highly recommend by down-in-flames Warnings and Advisories: slurs, sexual content, substance abuse Genre: au, humor, romance Length: chapter 1 is 4102 words Ships: james/lily Summary: Areas of Concern: just your thoughts! Current Review Request Count: 2/5
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  10. grumpy cat

    The Origin Story Challenge | 11 April 2020

    i shall try writing some of you should see me in a crown for this
  11. WriteYourHeartOut

    Delete/Edit/Move my Topic/Post

    If you have a topic or post that you'd like deleted, edited, or moved to a different forum, please fill out the form below and post: [b]Topic Title:[/b] [b]Link:[/b] [b]Reason for Request:[/b] [b]Edit*, Delete, or Move? (To what? To where?)[/b]: *Please make sure when requesting edits that you include exactly what you'd like to replace the post with so that the staff only has to copy and paste. After your request has been fulfilled, your post will be deleted.
  12. Oregonian

    Site Suggestions and Feedback

    Here's a little issue which is big for me because I'm such a doofus. When posting the final chapter of a story, we're supposed to click the little 'Completed' box in the story shell, but the box is tiny and inconspicuous, so I'm always overlooking it, and readers think my story isn't finished ("Oh boy, more to come!") when it really is. When I realize my mistake, I go back and edit the story shell, but if that 'Completed' click box could be made a little bigger or more prominent, it would help bureaucratically-challenged folks like me. I had to go back this morning and fix the box on my story Relics, which was nominated for a FROG, and that made the story briefly blanked out on the archive, though I know that you folks quickly restore edited stories so that they don't stay blanked out for very long. Also, thanks for the prominent To be continued at the foot of an uncompleted story.
  13. Felpata_Lupin

    Felpata_Lupin's reviews

    @down-in-flames and @abhorsen. It took me a bit longer than I hoped, but your reviews are done!
  14. just.a.willow.tree

    The Unreliable Narrator Challenge | March 1, 2020

    Done!!
  15. grumpy cat

    Review Tag

    r&r'd consequence for cause
  16. MadiMalfoy

    Reading Challenge 2020

    Ooh I've been meaning to get more into classic (ish) literature -- how did you like this book?? Goals: Read at least 1-2 books a month re-read the HP books at some point as well Read at least 2 academic papers a week Books Read: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman The Toll (Arc of a Scythe #3) by Neal Shusterman *The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) by Becky Chambers A Close and Common Orbit (Wayfarers #2) by Becky Chambers Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers #3) by Becky Chambers Approximately 20 journal articles for my original proposal abstract Currently Reading: Many many papers Becoming by Michelle Obama A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (thanks, @abhorsen.) *indicates re-read
  17. Oregonian

    Editing - when do you stop?

    I have seen a story idea/manuscript that was developed from the earliest germ of an idea, and the author kept working on it, revising and creating, and the story got better and better, but after a certain point, with continued re-thinking, the story got worse and worse. It reminded me of a peach growing on a tree. At first it's just a tiny green knob, no more than a possibility, but as it grows, it gets steadily bigger and more peach colored and less rock-hard, until it's really fine -- juicy and flavorful, just soft enough to eat, and with a rich, warm color. And then if you don't pick it but just let it keep going, it starts to get too soft, and rotty spots appear, and it starts to shrivel up, and it smells fermented. I think the secret is to recognize, as best you can, when the peach has reached that zone of perfection (not just one day, of course, but over a short span of days), and then pick it and send it to market before it goes too far. A story can be the same way. I would say to edit it until you think that its flaws have been addressed but the original spark, the spirit, the vision that started it off is still there. Then quit while you're ahead. Luckily with stories, if we think that we have tortured them a little too much, we can always pull out our time turner and back up a bit. But there's no way to un-rot a peach.
  18. LadyMarauder

    The Make TreacleTart Cry Challenge | 15 April 2020

    My history of completing challenges is pretty bad, but I’ll give it a shot. Could I see prompt 19 please?
  19. Mottsnave

    Ask a Staffer

    Thank you so much! Sometimes site emails don't come through, so I just wanted to be sure.
  20. tatapb

    just.a.willow.tree's reviews

    Story and Author Name, including link: Witch Slap+ Warnings and Advisories: Sexual Content, Slurs Genre: Fluff, Humor, Romance Length: Chapters 1-5 (16771 words) Ships: Rose / Scorpius Summary: Twenty-one year old Rose Weasley is a wannabe Healer at St. Mungo's, Albus Potter is working as a Curse-Breaker for Gringotts and Scorpius Malfoy is a beater for Puddlemere. Al convices Rose to move in with him and Scorp and together the trio try to claw their way through adulthood. Areas of Concern: I've been meaning to rewrite chapters 2-8 so if you have any suggestions on 1-5, I'd be super keen on them! Otherwise idk, general opinions Current Review Request Count: 1/5 Ahhh, yis, my first review request
  21. Ineke

    February '20 Bulletin

    Oh crap this is my fault i went about collecting the dates a tad differently than I normally do im so sorry im gon edit it right away! (also note to self to not collect/compile the entire friggin bulletin (w exception of head student this month) when I'm dead on my feet, bc honestlyyy) also congrats to everyone y'all deserve it so much!
  22. grumpy cat

    Squee-Worthy Reviews!

    oh wow. i just read this review that @tatapb left on physical fatality and i'm just thank youuu!
  23. TidalDragon

    HPFT Discord!

    Joined up.
  24. abhorsen.

    Wizarding Fashion

    love it omg!!
  25. poppunkpadfoot

    Call for Stories - February

    Story Title: 5 times the mirrors were used + 1 time they weren't Link: +here Penname: poppunkpadfoot & @facingthenorthwind (we're both on board with this!) Will you be available for Q&A? If so, do you prefer live video, live audio, or text only?: We're both available for Q&A! Live video works for both of us.
  26. RonsGirlFriday

    Number of casualties in the first and second wizarding wars?

    That is helpful, that's a good line from DH that I hadn't remembered. And this article does point out that there were likely bodies that still hadn't been recovered in the castle or on the grounds, so somewhere between 50 and 100 (human) deaths at the Battle seems reasonable, making the number of participants fighting against Voldemort around 200 seem plausible.
  27. clevernotbrilliant

    Theres Only One Bed Challenge | March 31st

    I'm going to be in as a maybe with a Sirius/OC AU
  28. I’ve been hemming and hawing on what I’m planning to do with my original fiction. I’ve been considering creating a professional-ish twitter account and creating an online presence. The real question for me is if I can contain my shit-posting enough to make it distinct from my fandom twitter account. I wouldn’t mind people knowing I’m a fanfic author too. Maybe I can pull some nerds to hpft!
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