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Mar. 24th, 2013 06:22 pm
rumpelsnorcack: (Christchurch)
So I have been a little MIA lately, because ... well, because life. You know.

Still, there has been a bit of fandom stuff in my life so I figured I may as well discuss it a bit. Get the old toes wet on LJ again, and all that.  First, and probably most fun & most scary is the Lizzie Bennet Diaries.  Fun, because wheeeeee, we're getting close to the end. Only two episodes to go & the last few have been all filled with squee and fun and all.  Not to mention ties. Ties are good :)  Scary because an idea [livejournal.com profile] lorelaisquared and I had to re-watch while reading along with P&P exploded & is now huge and scary and just plain daunting.  The result of that discussion is over here. Darceny is live for discussion, chat, squee & other similar fannish stuff.  The actual read along will begin in just over a week on Monday, April 1st.  I hope to see lots of familiar faces as we go through it all again :)

Also - I have been going through my WIPs on my hard drive, just because & there are several that might just be close-ish to being done.  I'm going to open it here to see which one (or ones) people would like to see done first.  They are:

1.  a new chapter of my old, very neglected Harry/Ginny epic detailing their post-Hogwarts life. (Harry Potter)
2.  a short one shot set after 'Angels Take Manhattan' as Brian finds out, then comes to grip with, the loss of Rory & Amy into the past. This is probably the closest to being finished.  (Doctor Who)
3.  beginning to post my NaNoWriMo from last year. Intended to be 50 short chapters focusing on Rory, it ended up (so far) being about twelve, but there is a plan for the rest.  (Doctor Who)
4.  my take on why 'I can't have more babies' would cause Amy & Rory to get their silly not-very-long divorce. Involves Kovarian & brainwashing.  (Doctor Who)
5.  the oldest - and least finished - set during 'Vampires of Venice'-ish time, an exploration of the cracks in the wall & the Torchwood rift as part of the same phenomena. Contains Eleven, Amy, Rory, Jack, River & Gwen. (Doctor Who, Torchwood)

Hmmm, that's very Doctor Who-centric.  Oh well :D  Feel free to put your thoughts in the comments.
rumpelsnorcack: (H/G intense)
This was supposed to be posted for the [livejournal.com profile] hg_silverlining summer fest approximately 6 months ago.  Extremely sorry for the late posting.  I guess - at least it finally got done?

Title: All's Fair During a Plant War
Author/Artist: [livejournal.com profile] rumpelsnorcack
Prompt: #22: Neville helping Harry and Ginny out with their not so green thumbs
Rating: G
Warnings: n/a
Word Count: 2,609
Summary: Harry and Ginny think a competition involving plants will be easy to win.
Notes: Many thanks to the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] whirlgig who held my hand through many of the stages this fic went through and also did a fantastic beta job to get it up to scratch.  Also thanks to [livejournal.com profile] lorelaisquared who helped with the initial brainstorm and was an excellent cheerleader through the whole, drawn out, process.
Disclaimer: Sadly none of the characters are mine, I just enjoy hanging around in their sandbox.


'It's not a competition, Ginny,' Harry growled, 'but if it was I'd definitely be the winner.' )

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To the surprise of absolutely no-one I sorted into Hufflepuff after I got my welcome owl to Pottermore :D I am finding bits of it a bit hard to navigate but that's possibly because I'm on a laptop and so have a touch pad thing rather than a mouse. But on the whole I think it's really fun and I'm going to win lots of House Points if it kills me *goes off to brew more potions*

For those interested, this is the Hufflepuff prefect's welcome letter (for those not interested and/or who want to wait, I guess shut your eyes and run past the italicised bit):


Hufflepuff welcome letter )


In other news, it was Seth's birthday during the week of the big snow, so he had a bit of a fizzer of a birthday - we were supposed to get together with various family members for dinner that night but we were basically totally cut off.  Driving wasn't advisable even if we could have brought ourselves to try.  So, instead we took him down to the beach to take their boards down the sand dunes - now snow dunes :D  He had a great time but the other two hated every minute of it and were so miserable that they kind of ruined it for him.  But nevermind - he enjoyed the snow and got Doctor Who stuff for his birthday which he just adores.  And last weekend we took him to the Flying Burrito Brothers for dinner and he has decided it's the best place ever and wants to go back every week so that's a good thing I guess.

We have also had two very gorgeous days this week - a sure sign that spring is on its way.  The one street I watch to see blossom arrive and truly say spring is here hasn't done its thing yet, but there are enough signs that I already feel a lot better than I have in months.  It is odd to think that this time last year I was doing the same thing but that things were so different then.  It kind of hit me today that this is the last week when I can say 'a year ago things were still normal' after next weekend we click over to having lived with abnormality for over a year.  I went down to the Council's roadshow thing yesterday and they have a timeline for each of their proposed improvements and it was weird to see it and go 'oh, 2013? Yeah that's nice and soon' and then take a step back and say to myself, wait - that's over a year away.  By the time any of that happens we'll have been without a central city for two years and that's mind boggling.  To not be allowed into our own city for that long is inconceivable.  But anyway, the point of it was that spring is coming and that's a nice thing :)
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I am borrowing this from [livejournal.com profile] honeynoir  just because I found her answers fascinating and because it's a handy way to have all my fic from this year in one handy dandy location.

fic, 2010 style )
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Title: Ten Juicy Fish Heads
Fandom: Harry Potter
Word Count: 300
A/N: Yeah, fish heads.  *shudder* The illustration is about as unpleasant as you can imagine given the subject matter so I literally wrote about fish heads. 

 

Ten Juicy Fish Heads )

 

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Title: Eight Plants of Puha
Fandom: Harry Potter
Word Count: 500
A/N: Puha is a plant I have had very little to do with.  As I have no idea even what it tastes like I decided on this one to go with the picture from the book as inspiration.  If you think of Harry and Ginny as a ladybird and a worm, as in the illustration, then it kind of almost makes sense :D

 

Eight Plants of Puha )

 

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Title: Six poi a-twirling
Fandom: Harry Potter
Word Count: 600
A/N: Poi are pretty common in Maori performances.  In my experience it's relatively easy to pick up the basics of short poi (I can do some basic stuff myself) but the really intricate movements and the long poi take a lot more practice and skill.  In this story the poi used are all long ones, just because.

 

Six Poi A-twirling )

 

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Title: Four huhu grubs
Fandom: Harry Potter
Word Count: 400
A/N: Huhu grubs are the edible larval stage of the huhu beetle.  I have never had the courage to try one, though they are apparently quite tasty.  This page of the Twelve Days book has a picture of a forest and the grubs look, to me, a lot like large, uglier cousins of maggots so I went with those ideas instead of forcing the characters to eat them when I haven't done so myself.  It's totally not cheating :P  This one is set during Deathly Hallows' Christmas and is thus a teeny bit angsty.

 

Four Huhu Grubs )


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Title: Two Kumara
Fandom: Harry Potter
Word Count: 200
A/N: Kumara is a type of sweet potato so I went with that rather than transplanting the characters here. 

 

Two Kumara )

 

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Title: How to Tell a Scary Story
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Harry/Ginny
Rating: G
Word Count: 1,126
Summary:  What are the essential ingredients for a scary story?
A/N: Written for the [livejournal.com profile] hpgw_otp  Halloween challenge.  Requirements were: opening with the words 'it was a dark and stormy night,' between 500 -2,000 words, set between H/G finishing at Hogwarts and getting married and, of course, had to be H/G centric.  Many many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] huehau  who stepped in to do a quick beta for me.


 

It was a dark and stormy night ... )

 

 

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Title: Breaking and Entering
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1,460
Summary: ‘I thought you were up for an adventure, Mr Super Important Auror,’ Ginny laughed as she watched Harry’s eyes widen.
A/N: This was written for the [livejournal.com profile] hpgw_otp anniversary challenge. The prompt was 'wood' which immediately made me think of quidditch. Many, many thanks to [profile] libbysmom9969 for looking this over for me.

Breaking and Entering )
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Title:   Girls Are a Different Sort of Different
Word Count: 523
Summary: Conversations with her mother help Ginny through the important moments in her life.
Rating/Warnings: PG-13, mild language and sexual references
Pairings/Characters: Ginny, Molly, Ginny/Michael, Ginny/Dean, eventual Ginny/Harry
Author's Note:  I’d like to thank the wonderful
[info]lorelaisquared  for cheering me through this and [info]whirl_gig  for the best, most speediest beta job ever.


 

Lily )

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Title:   Girls Are a Different Sort of Different
Word Count: 1,522
Summary: Conversations with her mother help Ginny through the important moments in her life.
Rating/Warnings: PG-13, mild language and sexual references
Pairings/Characters: Ginny, Molly, Ginny/Michael, Ginny/Dean, eventual Ginny/Harry
Author's Note:  I’d like to thank the wonderful
[info]lorelaisquared  for cheering me through this and [info]whirl_gig  for the best, most speediest beta job ever.



Chapter Thirteen )
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Title:   Girls Are a Different Sort of Different
Word Count: 1,361
Summary: Conversations with her mother help Ginny through the important moments in her life.
Rating/Warnings: PG-13, mild language and sexual references
Pairings/Characters: Ginny, Molly, Ginny/Michael, Ginny/Dean, eventual Ginny/Harry
Author's Note:  I’d like to thank the wonderful
[info]lorelaisquared  for cheering me through this and [info]whirl_gig  for the best, most speediest beta job ever.


Chapter Twelve )

rumpelsnorcack: (Default)
Title:   Girls Are a Different Sort of Different
Word Count: 1,432
Summary: Conversations with her mother help Ginny through the important moments in her life.
Rating/Warnings: PG-13, mild language and sexual references
Pairings/Characters: Ginny, Molly, Ginny/Michael, Ginny/Dean, eventual Ginny/Harry
Author's Note:  I’d like to thank the wonderful
[info]lorelaisquared  for cheering me through this and [info]whirl_gig  for the best, most speediest beta job ever.

 

Chapter Eleven )

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