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16 September 2012 @ 10:27 pm
Unquestionable Love: The Prequel by CRMediaGal

Below you will find access to sexual content for this story that was not suitable to be posted on FFN during the purge in 2012. These sections have since been re-added, but I've kept them available here, just in case.

Chapter 29: To Have and To Hold (Part II)
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Chapter 30: The Otter and the Doe (Part I)
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Chapter 45: Shifts and Changes (Part II)
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09 January 2017 @ 07:20 am
I have two goals for this year: firstly, to catchup on a serious amount of my To Read list (which seems to just rapidly accumulate and I can never make a good dent with it; that has to change) and, secondly, to get back into drawing again.

I don't use any digital art programs, and I'm not even sure if this is the right place to ask(?), but to any artists out there who may be on my LJ Friends list: what digital art programs do you use or might recommend to someone who's not particularly computer savvy? I need a program that's relatively easy and user friendly (I'm pants at Photoshop, for instance, so that gives you an idea of my skill level).

P.S. A very Happy Birthday to my favourite snarky wizard, Severus Snape!
Current Mood: tired
04 January 2017 @ 11:16 pm
I don't post here much, I know, but I wanted to take the opportunity to send one more BIG thank you to the immensely talented snapebraille4tu for my absolutely amazing sshg_giftfest gift, which consists of a fic, photographs, and exquisite earrings (Because She Asked)!! I was truly spoiled by such artistry and am so, so grateful. I'll be cherishing them all (and wearing those earrings proudly!) for a very long time.

I can now claim to having written The Cure for worrywart1966. I sincerely hope it was more than satisfactory to any who may have or choose to read it. I'm never satisified with my own writing attempts, but I always hope (pray!) for the best. I'll also be cross-posting it to FFN..
Current Mood: tired
26 October 2016 @ 10:17 am

I wasn't sure I would pull it off, but it's DONE. My entry for the sshg_giftfest is finally written, betaed, HTML coded, and off to the mods!!! *collapses*

I really wish I could have expanded the prompt a great deal more than I did, but with basically only a month to complete it (and a very slow-typing muse), I'm happy with what I created. Hopefully my giftee will like it as well. *fingers crossed*

Current Mood: nervous
04 October 2016 @ 09:50 am
Current Mood: Feeling like I won't be able to deliver on my SSHG Gift Fest entry. Why do I torture myself by continuing to enter fests where the writers involved are utterly brilliant and I'll never measure up to their amazing standards and am just kidding myself for trying?

Solution: Avoid working on fest entry altogether and pretend I have another two months to come up with something halfway decent. 
Current Mood: glum
28 September 2016 @ 06:43 am
Just heard the news about Monty Python member Terry Jones's dementia diagnosis. I'm completely gutted. Obviously, I don't know the guy, but I'm still trying not to start crying in my office.

Monty Python saved me in my teens. It also saved me in college. And it saves me from crippling bouts of depression now. No matter how hard of a day I've had, I can go home, watch a couple Flying Circus episodes or a Monty Python film, and get utterly lost in their genius form of satire. I can momentarily forget my sadness, and I'm so grateful for that.

Terry Jones is a brilliant, brilliant writer. For someone of such rhetorical talent to be crippled by an aggressive form of dementia that incapacitates his ability to communicate is horrific and cruel. It makes me sick to my stomach.

2016, you've wrenched my heart enough. Please, I'm begging you, no more. 
Current Mood: sad
26 September 2016 @ 08:42 pm
Please tell me I'm not the only one who hasn't rushed to get started on their SSHG Gift Fest entry? *gulps at crickets chirping*

I'm thrilled and inspired by the prompt I've chosen to go with, but something I realized almost immediately when it spoke to me was that I won't be able to make a one-shot out of it, something I was set on doing from the get-go when I (reluctantly) signed up. *sigh* I just hope I can deliver it in no more than three or four chapters. I don't know yet if that's feasible or not, but I'm praying I can...

More importantly, however, I sincerely hope my giftee will enjoy it. She's a wonderful and talented writer in her own right, so there's understandably a lot of pleasure to get it right. I'm worried I can't deliever. *crawls back into hole and avoids getting started*
Current Mood: nervous
A very Happy Birthday to the brightest witch of her age!

thesnapes:“ Pictured: A younger Hermione and Severus at Hogwarts // Artist: Free_MindA very Happy Birthday to my beautiful wife, my best friend, and the amazing mother of our four wonderful children.Today is your day, my dear, and it shall be all...

(by Free_Mind)
Current Mood: tired
18 September 2016 @ 11:23 am
I've been feeling tired, depleted, and burnt out the past few weeks, personally and creatively. As such, I haven't written much of anything over the month of September. I'm not feeling much improved (yet), but I know these things take time. I'm doing all the usual physical and mental exercises to get myself back on track, so hopefully they will kick in soon. I miss my outlet, but I've learned not to push it.

Despite how my mind and muse seem to be cautioning me to take a time out, I've been debating about signing up for the SSHG Gift Fest this year, as I skipped out on it last round. It feels like an opportunity to possibly (well, hopefully!) redeem myself creatively for a new prompter/gifter. I do wonder if I could produce anything of quality that my gifter would really like, though. I know that's always a worry when partaking in these fests and I'd hate to repeat that disappointment again for someone else, and yet, this could be a chance to potentially do something better...if it pans out. And that's a big IF.

I'm going to mull it over some more and try to make a decision before the deadline. My muse hasn't really been speaking to me or pushing me in either direction (not helpful! Lol), so we'll see. I wish everyone luck who has chosen to participate, though, and I'm sure I'll have more exciting art and stories to catch up on in the coming months. (I'm still behind on the SSHG Promptfest but I'll get there).
Current Mood: groggy
09 September 2016 @ 12:58 pm
Thank you 

too_dle_oo for tagging me!

hermione granger or ronald weasley

➵ avada kedavra or expelliarmus

elder wand, resurrection stone, or invisibility cloak (Honestly, I just want a wand. It doesn't have to be the wand.)

➵ ravenclaw, slytherin, hufflepuff, or griffindor

➵ dumbledore’s army or the order of the phoenix

➵ the first or the last harry potter film (Severus never died because Hermione saved him before it was too late. bYE)

diagon alley or hogsmeade (Let me buy ALL the wizarding things!)

yule ball or bill and fleur’s wedding

house cup or the triwizard tournament

➵ potions or defence against the dark arts

➵ dragons or house-elves (I'm hopeless at cooking and I detest cleaning, so please!)

➵ the seven horcrux or the three deathly hallows

qudditch or hogwarts express

➵ polyjuice potion, patronus charm, or unforgivable curses

death eaters or dementors (To quote another answer I saw on here: 'They've got cookies.' Sold.)

➵ godric gryffindor, helga hufflepuff, rowena ravenclaw, or salazar slytherin

➵ order of the phoenix or goblet of fire

minerva mcgonagall or albus dumbledore (Are you kidding? That isn't even a contest. I'll take hardworking, structured, and take-no-sh*t over manipulation any day of the week.)

➵ bellatrix lestrange or narcissa malfoy

➵ ron/hermione or harry/ginny (Hermione is happily married to Severus.)

➵ thestral or hippogriff (I think Thestrals are beautiful but the idea of losing someone in order to see them doesn't thrill me.)

sirius black’s motorbike or the ford anglia

➵ godric’s hollow or the burrow

neville longbottom or harry potter

james and lily or snape and lily (Only because Severus is happily taken by Hermione! I don't care for either pairing.)

the golden trio or the silver trio (...Only by an inch.)

➵ remus lupin or sirius black (I'm not a big fan of either character, but Sirius 'sparks' my interest a little more than Remus and always has. Hate his childish bullying though.)

severus snape or draco malfoy (OBVIOUSLY.)

the malfoys or the weasleys

➵ love potions or the time turner

the tale of the three brothers, harry potter and the cursed child, or fantastic beasts and where to find them
Current Mood: in need of more caffiene