I love the Harry Potter books to death. I have also rediscovered, after some seven years, my love for Tolkien books and movies. And the His Dark Materials trilogy...and The Hunger Games are pretty good, but they don't quite rank. And then there's the poem 'Renascence' by Edna St. Vincent Millay. And Calvin and Hobbes, and xkcd. Worth reading, peoples, definitely worth reading.
Also, am major math nerd (with an unhealthy obsession with the number 17).
Edit: Currently my favorite poet is Emily Dickinson. I was excited to discover a poem of hers that, in theme and symbolic content, is surprisingly similar to my poem "Philosopher's Stone" (although hers is far more concise and eloquent)! Oh, and e. e. cummings is wonderful, too...
I used to read a lot of fanfiction; now I read some, write some...when I have time. (P.S. If anyone's got a Time-Turner, I'd really like to buy it.) I now have more than seventeen fics posted, and the number is continuing to increase (at approximately the rate dy/dx=sin(3x)+x^2+5x. Just kidding). At the moment there are not really enough to necessitate making an organizational list of them here in my bio, but I like making organizational lists, so I'll put one here anyway.
Edit: I've been pretty inactive on MNFF and the Beta Boards lately, but I promise to respond to all thoughtful reviews...eventually :)
^Dark and Light: Ron/Hermione and a bit of Muggle history, because why not.
Flame Red: the story of a redheaded girl, as told to James, Al, Lily, Rose, and Hugo. I am told that it contains "fantastic family fluff," which is just too good an alliteration to pass up mentioning here.
^Goatilocks and the Three Puffs: a crack!fic about a goat. 'Nuff said.
*In the Hufflepuff Way: conversations between Hannah Abbott and her parents.
Pineapple in the Library: Neville + Luna + math = awesomeness. My entry to the 2013 Great Hall V-Day Cotillion.
Tomorrow Comes: a Tonks songfic, to "Do You Hear the People Sing?"
With a Slammed Door and a Loud Crack: an expanded version of the drabble which won the Hysterical/Historical challenge in TTB...it is both historical and more than a little hysterical.
The Beginning of After: my first fanfic, consisting of several scenes from the three days after the Battle. Recorded on Audiofics for their Inaugural Live Broadcast!
At Peace At War: Ginny, mid-February 1998, rediscovering her spirit.
Firework: Dolores Umbridge makes 'em go oh-oh-oh...as they shoot across the sky-y-y...
Look At Me: Snape, at the moment of his death.
*Musings: a bit of Lunacy, or perhaps perfect sanity.
*Philosopher's Stone: a Perenelle villanelle which defies summarization. (Actually, a lot of my poems defy summarization.)
Shall I Compare Thee to a Winter's Eve: an unhappy Sev/Lily whose first line happens to resemble a famous sonnet, no idea how that happened.
*Shell Cottage: an unusually long free verse poem on, you guess it, Shell Cottage.
*^Still: a prose poem inspired by an image of a woman in an explosion.
*The Closed Ward: the vestiges of Alice Longbottom's mind.
Today I Do Not Want to Be a Ravenclaw: your typical gripe about schoolwork, only with meter and rhyme.
Uncertainty: Ron/Hermione (or whatever other pairing you want) fluff.
*Nominated in the 2013 QSQs.
^Nominated in the 2014 QSQs.
Summary: The Potters' Secret Keeper, Sirius Black, is presumed dead. Remus Lupin wants revenge for his lover's death, but soon finds out that nothing is what he thought it was.
Summary: Five years after his experience in the Vanishing Cabinet, Graham Montague is a different man: a man still struggling to recover, to live, to love. Yet a chance meeting with a young singer at a bar changes him in more ways than one...
Written for the Rainbow Challenge in the Great Hall by Gmariam of Ravenclaw.
Summary: A storm bears down on Hogwarts as the Gryffindor-Hufflepuff match draws near.
Summary: Andromeda Black is not a girl who is reckless. Risks are for the foolhardy, and she is too clever for that. But she hasn't factored Ted Tonks' persistence into the equation of her life.
And Ted wants to teach her how to fly ...
This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff writing for Round 2 of the Character Clinic Triathlon - Minor Characters. I chose the Music prompt.
The song that Andromeda listens to in this story is River by Joni Mitchell. It is beautiful.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. I am not Joni Mitchell. I am someone who admires both artists greatly.
Ta lotsly to the lovely Natalie (hestiajones) who beta'd this and is a truly fabulous friend.
Summary: Andromeda reflects on her choices, not long after the birth of her daughter.
Nominated for Best Poem in the 2013 Quicksilver Quill Awards
Summary: A love song for Lily from an unusually poetic James Potter.
This poem has been written for the Queen of James/Lily romance, Gina (gmariam) for her birthday.
Disclaimer: JKR, Moi? No, no, a thousand times, no.
Summary: Lily Evans is different things to different people.
This poem was originally written for The Sharp Challenge in PA. Thank you Julia, for bringing such inspiration.
Disclaimer: Tis not I who be JK Rowling.
Summary: On May 4th, 2012, Petunia Dursley found herself hanging.This is a prose-poem written for the Who Arted? challenge at Poetry Anyone (?). It is based on a sketch done by welshdevondragon/Alex.
Summary: Colin Creevey - the small, irritating, but incredibly brave boy died, under age, at the Battle. This is why he heeded that call.
This poem was written for the Negotiating with the Dead Challenge in Poetry, Anyone? over at the Mugglenet Beta Boards. Thank you, Julia, (the opaleye) for being such an inspiration and always challenging me.
I'm not JK Rowling. I wouldn;t have killed Remus, Tonks or Sirius for one thing.
Summary: It's the day every Weasley has been dreading since the battle and now it's George's turn to speak. However, before he can begin, he is rudely interrupted by a latecomer.
Joint winner of Best Post-Hogwarts One-Shot at the 2012 Quicksilver Quill Awards
Summary: The suffering of an Unforgivable Curse.
Summary: When the sun dies, can the shadow exist?
George had liked Angelina since they were third years sharing blackberries, but Fred had got there first.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling; I just play in her world rather too much.
This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this is my entry for Round 1 of the Character Clinic Triathlon - Major Characters.
This is also a (very) delayed birthday present for Lori (Weasley Mom) because I've been wanting to write this for her for absolute ages.
Thank you Kara and Jess for the prompts. I think I got them all in.
YIPPPEEEEEEEEE! Blackberries won the 2013 QSQ for Best Canon Romance. Thank youuuu!!!
Summary: A silly wee ode to poor dead Fred.
Summary: It starts as a ridiculous, mostly fallacious student rumor: Filch flirting with Madam Pince in the Restricted Section. To the sex-crazed fifth years, no doubt, even the most civil conversation looks like a front for a torrid affair… not that anyone would want to imagine the dried-up librarian and the jowly grouch of a caretaker, well, doing it. Ew.
But when the rumor reaches the teachers’ lounge, closet romantics Minerva McGonagall and Charity Burbage can’t help formulating a plan. It’s about time those two got some, and they intend to make it happen. With a little help from the writings of one William Shakespeare (a very intelligent Muggle indeed) and some bribing of the castle paintings, they set out to make two people – a man in love with his cat and a woman in love with her books – fall in love with each other…
…just in time for the Yule Ball.
Summary: Fred and George make their way through life with purpose and passion, fearing nothing.
This prose poem was written for the Random Song Challenge in Poetry Anyone? It came second!!!!!
Thank you Julia for setting such inspiring challenges.
Disclaimer: I'm not JK Rowling.
To my delight and surprise, this poem won the 2012 QSQ for Best Poetry. Thank youuu.
Summary: Ginny looks out of her dormitory window, and thinks of the line on the horizon, and the boy beyond.
Originally written for The Random Song Title Challenge at Poetry Anyone on the forums, where to my utter surprise, it came third place.
Summary: Neville Longbottom. Fourteen years old. Trying to remember what it was like.This poem was written for the Random Song Title Challenge at Poetry Anyone (?) The title is taken from Adele's Don't You Remember, but the poem has nothing else to do with the song.
Summary: Some people's lives are always ordered, but some people's lives are always askew.
A poem about a Potterverse character written for the Sharp Challenge.
Summary: After the last spell flashes and the day is won, hope can be found in the subtlest ticking of the clock, the softest note, the tiniest slant of light.
Thus ended the Battle of Hogwarts and began for those left to carry on.
This poem has been nominated for a 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award: Best Poetry.