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12 December 2010 @ 12:07 am
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Um, things!

A very nice person commented on my HP fic Quantum Leap. Now, the thing is, I used to be a militant replier-to-comments, but since the advent of a) work and b) phones with email, I ... am not. (Even my uncle told my dad that I never replied to his emails, which is mainly because a) work and b) HE IS MY UNCLE. And c) I misenjoy spam.) What happens is, I get an email, open it, get bleeped and think 'I'll reply to that later, like maybe when everyone in the world ever takes a break from getting sick.' So that never happens.

I don't usually get as far as even reading the comment; I just see the post tagline and think, "I'll reply to that later, like maybe when everyone in the world ever..." For some reason, though, I actually read this comment, and it made me very humble; this person liked that fic an awful lot! And so did a few others, as I read back. So I began re-reading my own stuff. That wasn't a good time; the guilt over making people trawl through so much shlock just to get to the actual story was killer. The irony of me shafting people with so many original characters is that I can't actually make up sufficient quantities of them for original stories, O WELL.

Instead I turned to other people's fic. It's been a long time since I've kept up with HP fandom, though. Tell me, O Wisest of Flists, what are the new classics? When I faded out, I think hollycomb was the new kid on the block - but even that was like, what, three years ago?


So also, here is a comic written by one of my friends. Actually he is not my friend, I know him on facebook and vaguely in real life, but who cares these days? I quite like his stuff; it has potential. (UNEMPLOYMENT GENIE!) I thought I'd send a few of you his way, as I'm sure y'all like webcoms as much as I do.

The Pit and the Pen

I had a lot of expectations for how my life would turn out, you know? So far none of them have come through and I feel an enormous pressure of time running out. However, I never expected to become friends with the girlfriend of the boy I thought I was in love with for years. Or to turn into the local expert on hair and makeup. Or to be the girl other people say enviously of: "You know so many people! You talk to them so easily!" I mean. It doesn't make it better. Life is weird?

To end on a high: god, I can't decide if this song is a terrible forecast of doom for humanity, or HILAR.

Current Music: horse outside // rubberbandits
...chowburger on December 12th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
That video gets funnier and funnier each time I watch it, so I'm voting HILAR. Does it not make you proud to be from Limerick in a strange way?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 12th, 2010 11:07 am (UTC)
Not being from Limerick, I can't really say, but I did enjoy the 'Guide to Limerick' that ended with 'and if you don't like it, fuck off to Cork.' :D Are places like, idk, Galway this militant about their loyalty? I know Dublin pretends the rest of Ireland doesn't exist...
...chowburger on December 12th, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)
I really thought you were from gool aul' Stab City! You did go to school there, right? I'm not completely fabricating facts about you?

Dublin actually just dismisses all the rest of Ireland as "the country". And people there NEVER think to include the 01 area code when they're giving out their phone numbers. God forbid they're speaking to some bogger from another county.

I have no idea about Galway and other places... People from Cork like Cork, but I'm not sure I know of any Corkonian identity, persay. Hrmmmm.

every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 13th, 2010 08:54 pm (UTC)
School, oui! Parents are based in Tipp, but I consider myself from Cork really. (Corkonians may disagree.)

I KNOW~!!! I rang a lab there last week and got a fax number, '223344' whatever, and I was like, "Is that 01?" The expression 'well DUH' doesn't even begin to cover her tone of voice.

lol what about Tommy Tiernan? "I'm the president of Ireland, but more importantly, I'm from Cork!"
goddessrissgoddessriss on December 12th, 2010 12:39 am (UTC)
Rec you? I thought you'd gone for good but hey, welcome back!

Let's think. Pretty much anything by Femmequixotic, still, especially 'Says the Magpie to the Morning' and 'Black Coffee on a Lonely Night'. If you like humour, try 'Little Red Courgette', or 'For the Public Good' by BlameBrampton (LJ or Skyehawke). Or anything of Mahaliem's. There's been a couple of really good ones in HD Hols this year so far too.
What do you like?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 12th, 2010 11:09 am (UTC)
What I really, really want is some of that cozy magic stuff; where evil is defeated, as per the books, and the writer turns to what was genuinely charming about the series: the mundane houseworkey magic. I don't like Pottercest, unsurprisingly, or anything as sad as what I write myself (lol irony). I also don't like skating over the bad things the Malfoys did. Um. Tall order?
Rinaveryshortlist on December 12th, 2010 01:12 am (UTC)
hollycomb is writing star trek fic now, and that's worth a look. and a second. and third, haha.

don't feel bad about us trawling through long fics. the journey's nice. you create a great atmosphere, from what i remember.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 12th, 2010 11:10 am (UTC)
I think I read this long one she wrote, if she wrote it, about Chekov. It was adorable!

Yeah, but they are so RAMBLY. :/
Rinaveryshortlist on December 14th, 2010 06:43 pm (UTC)
Pretty much all her fics lately feature Chekov being adorable, which is amazing and a joy to behold.

Listen. I like rambly fics. They are a great distraction from schoolwork. Don't fret. Your writing is awesome.
Starongiestarongie on December 12th, 2010 01:20 am (UTC)
Dude, all you need to do is go to Bookshop's delicious or her memories or look through her tags for something to do with y`know, Harry Potter, Harry/Draco, Recs, etc. & man, she's got everything to get you back on track, or links to get you back on track.

& Dude. I used to be SUCH A FANGIRL OF YOUR WORK, DARLING. (Quantum Leap was so great! UGH ENDING SAD.)

I actually think I was far enough to be all. Ooh! Bandom. Panic at the Disco, hey I like that band & she's a good author LET'S READ EVERYTHING EVER.

SO i mean it was your fault I started reading bandom like two/one & a half years ago. xD / not relevant.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 12th, 2010 11:11 am (UTC)
Oh, bandom, that what is practically dead now too. I think I've come full circle, as since a dabble in Star Trek I don't really have a fandom any more.

Is she up to date on the more recent stuff too? Phew, that girl is a categorising machine!
Starongiestarongie on December 12th, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
Ahaha, well. It's not only people that die? 8D? 8D? (though things like HP Fandom, that keeps resurrecting. we practice the necromancy.)

-pats- I keep finding new ones; like Inception, cause people WENT ALL OUT. Or that Merlin BBC, because fucking hell, but there's some great writers playing ball there.

(Also, belated congratulations on becoming an official doctor! )

Oh dear, she's up to date on most of the recent stuff, I'm sure. Her delicious is tagged in every category from everytime to every pairing. It's crazy impressive.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on December 13th, 2010 08:53 pm (UTC)
Ugh, I watched the entire first season of Merlin and was about 100% less than impressed. I've read the odd fic, but nothing has enticed me to join in.

(Thank you!)

Man, I could do with some of that organisation. In my wardrobe particularly.
Starongiestarongie on December 13th, 2010 09:44 pm (UTC)
AHAHAHA NEITHER WAS I. It's not impressive; and lots of it is people because all PRETTY & hardyharhar MAGICS GONE WILD OH NOES. And the rumpus of yay let's fuck with legends and history and stuff.

If there's nothing on the floor, that's organization!